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Monday, November 30, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

SELPROA Video Released

Pakatan aides form association to protect themselves

SHAH ALAM, Nov 25 09  | malaysianinsider — By Neville Spykerman

Fearing they could face a fate similar as Teoh Beng Hock, other political aides to Pakatan Rakyat (PR) lawmakers have formed an association to protect their safety, human rights and welfare.

The Selangor Pakatan Rakyat Elected Representatives’ Officers Association (Selproa), which was registered this month with 85 members, today said they will not allow a second death resulting from "political persecution" to take place.

"We will continue to remember the tragedy of our colleague, who was found dead after being interrogated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)," said Selproa president Abdul Razak Ismail.

Abdul Razak, the personal assistant to state executive councillor Dr Xavier Jayakumar, alleged that Teoh was a victim of an underhanded and undemocratic attempt to topple the state government.

The political secretary of DAP’s Ean Yong Hian Wah was hauled up by the MACC to help investigations into allegations that PR state lawmakers had misused state allocations on July 15, but was found dead the next day at Plaza Masalam here. His death is now the subject of an ongoing public inquest.

Abdul Razak lashed out at the Attorney-General for challenging in court a circular by the Selangor mentri besar which prohibited state employees from giving statements to the MACC after hours.

The circular was issued by Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim to protect state employees following Teoh’s death.

“We are outraged by the A-G’s application as this is a blatant denial of our right to work in a safe and secure environment.

"The prime minister’s greatest responsibility under the Federal Constitution is to protect the fundamental rights of all Malaysians."

Datuk Seri Najib Razak, as premier, failed to ensure Teoh’s safety and is conspiring with the A-G to ensure the circular is nullified, said Abdul Razak.

“We call on the A-G to withdraw the applications against the mentri besar’s circular, to ensure the safety and rights of political aides.”

EC Gets Stay Of Ruling Declaring Kota Siputeh Seat Vacant

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 24 (Bernama) -- No by- election just yet for the Kota Siputeh state seat in Kedah.

The Election Commission (EC) Tuesday obtained an interim stay order from the Court of Appeal on the High Court ruling declaring the seat vacant.

The stay of execution order was granted pending the disposal of the EC's appeal to the Court of Appeal against the High Court's Nov 16 ruling declaring the Kota Siputeh state seat vacant.

Following this decision, the EC would not be forced to issue the writ Wednesday to fix the dates for nomination and polling for the by-election.

According to the Elections Act 1958, the EC has 10 days to convene a special meeting to call for an election once the seat is declared vacant. That deadline is tomorrow since the High Court decision was made on Nov 16.

In unanimously allowing the EC's stay application, a three-judge panel comprising Court of Appeal judges Datuk Sulong Matjeraie and Datuk Kang Hwee Gee and High Court judge Datuk Abdul Aziz Abd Rahim held that there was special circumstances to grant the stay.

In delivering his decision at 7.30 pm, Sulong said the court was empowered under Order 44 of the Courts of Judicature Act to grant the interim stay to preserve the status quo to avoid unnecessary by-election and save public expenditure.

Sulong said the correctness of the High Court's ruling in declaring the Kota Siputeh seat vacant would have to be tested at the highest level, adding that no party would be prejudiced if the stay was granted.

He said the court was also of the view that points raised by Senior Federal Counsel Datuk Kamaludin Md Said, representing the EC, were novel and constitutional on whether the failure of a state assemblyman to attend two sittings would result in a state seat becoming vacant.

He said the issue also touched on public interest and public policy and the decision in the appeal might have a far-reaching effect in other states. Sulong said the stay order was in respect of the High Court decision and not in respect of any particular provision.

The quorum also ordered that the EC's appeal be heard expeditiously.

However, the same quorum struck out with costs Abu Hassan's application for a similar order after the court agreed with counsel Sulaiman Abdullah's submission that he did not have the right to appeal because he did not apply for a stay at the High Court stage.

At the High Court, Abu Hassan only supported the EC's application for the stay order.

High Court judge Alizatul Khair Osman Khairuddin, on Nov 16, held that BN assemblyman Abu Hassan no longer held the seat after failing to attend two consecutive meetings of the state assembly without leave.

She allowed the judicial review brought by Kedah Assembly Speaker Datuk Dr Abdul Isa Ismail, who sought to declare that Abu Hassan was no longer the assemblyman for the seat following his failure to attend two consecutive sittings of the state assembly, on April 19 and Aug 9, this year.

Meanwhile, in the two-and-half hour court hearing today, Kamaludin submitted that a stay should be granted to prevent an unnecessary by-election and wastage of public expenditure in the event the Court of Appeal allowed its (EC's) appeal and reversed the High Court ruling.

He said the EC's appeal of the High Court ruling would be rendered nugatory if the appellate court did not grant a stay order.

He also argued that the issues were of a novel one and public interest affecting the Kedah constitution.

Sulaiman, representing Dr Abdul Isa, however, argued that if the court should grant a stay, it would obstruct the operation of the Federal Constitution and State Constitution since the seat had been declared vacant.

Under the Federal Constitution, he said, when a seat was declared vacant, an election must be held within 60 days.

Sulaiman also said there was no urgency to grant the stay because the appellate court could hear the EC's appeal before 60 days.

He said that furthermore, by law, the court could not grant a stay on any declaratory order.

The hearing began at 3.30 Tuesday afternoon and the parties in the matter completed their submissions at about 5.50pm.

The quorum then took about one-and-half hours to deliberate before allowing the stay.


Court Orders NSTP To Pay RM100,000 to Anwar

From Malaysiakini | The High Court today ordered New Straits Times Press (M) to pay RM100,000 in damages to Anwar Ibrahim over a defamatory article published in 2002.
The court also ordered the media giant to pay RM20,000 in costs to the PKR leader.

Earlier the court ruled that NSTP had defamed Anwar in its article published in the New Straits Times on March 2, 2002.

The article, titled ‘Anwar’s link to US lobbyist’, claimed that the opposition leader had stashed RM3 billion in foreign accounts and had foreign links to Western interests. The article was based on a report which was carried in the New Republic magazine.

In making his decision, judicial commissioner Harminder Singh Dhaliwall said that NSPT could not rely on the defence of qualified privilege as the “article was sinister and more than a reproduction of the New Republic article”.

“The said article is far more sinister than the reproduction,” he said.

“Hence, the court finds the article to be libellous and the defendants have to pay the damages to the plaintiff (Anwar),” he added.

Anwar had sued New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd and its former group editor-in-chief Abdullah Ahmad for RM100 million over the defamatory article.

The NSTP article was based on another article – ‘The Bush Administration’s dubious envoy to Taiwan’ – that was published in the political weekly magazine New Republic’s March 2002 issue. Anwar filed the suit on July 4, 2003.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Ku Li Ketuai Kaukus Royalti Minyak Kelantan

 Ku Li Ketuai Kaukus Royalti Minyak Kelantan  

Khalid Samad: Good Governance Is Part Of The Islamic Principles

Nik Aziz setuju nasihat Ariffahmi letak jawatan

Monday, November 23, 2009

Dec 1 decision on Anwar's bid to quash sodomy charge

Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim will know on Dec 1 if his bid to quash the sodomy charge at the high court's criminal court is successful.This is his second attempt to cancel the charge, after failing to do so at the high court's appellate and special powers division.

His lawyer R Sivarasa told the court that the sodomy charge was malicious and cannot be accepted because there is no medical finding as to whether there was penetration.

High Court rejects EC's stay application on Kota Siputeh

In what amounts to a big blow for Barisan Nasional, the Kuala Lumpur High Court has rejected an application by the Election Commission (EC) for stay of an order to hold a by-election in Kota Siputeh.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Malaysia ranked 56, nine down from last year

Corruption Perceptions Index 2009
  • The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) table shows a country's ranking and score, the number of surveys used to determine the score, and the confidence range of the scoring.
  • The rank shows how one country compares to others included in the index. The CPI score indicates the perceived level of public-sector corruption in a country/territory.
  • The CPI is based on 13 independent surveys. However, not all surveys include all countries. The surveys used column indicates how many surveys were relied upon to determine the score for that country.
  • The confidence range indicates the reliability of the CPI scores and tells us that allowing for a margin of error, we can be 90% confident that the true score for this country lies within this range.
Malaysia ranked 56, nine down from last year

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Pakatan wants Ku Li to head caucus on oil dispute

By Asrul Hadi Abdullah Sani  |  malaysianinsider

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 18 – Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leaders today met Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah (pic) to discuss the possibility of the former finance minister chairing a proposed caucus on the Kelantan oil royalty dispute.

The offer came about when the veteran Umno leader met with Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Machang PKR MP Saifuddin Nasution, Kubang Kerian PAS MP Salahuddin Ayub, Batu MP Tian Chua at the MP's lounge in parliament.

After discussing for nearly 30 minutes, the Gua Musang MP told reporters that he would consider the offer but did not give a timeframe for an answer.

They have proposed to form a caucus on oil because oil is a very hot subject being debated between the government and particularly the state representatives. They think that through the caucus there could be some kind of logical reasoning in order to arrive at an amicable solution to the problem," said the Kelantan prince.

“So they have decided to approach me to head the caucus. I have not given an answer. I will still consider and think about this,” said Razaleigh, popularly known as Ku Li.

Razaleigh said that he would consider the request as he was “involved in the oil business” since the formation of national oil company Petronas and the drafting of the Petroleum Development Bill. He was Petronas’s first chairman when it was formed in 1974.

"Anything that could protect the constitutional rights of the people, in particular of the states ... I will definitely not let any side down so I will try to play my part if I can in order to resolve this problem, if it is considered a problem at all,” said Ku Li.

“I think it was indeed in the vesting deed agreement that was signed between the states and Petronas that the states where oil is found on shore or off shore will benefit from such fund.

“They (Kelantan) should be given... according to the agreement, they should get the oil money,” he added.

Razaleigh reiterated his stand that “there is no such thing as wang ehsan” or goodwill payment

“Oil is the right of the people and it is not for the federal government to distribute as a largess. The government can distribute from the revenue collected from taxes in such line and that is the prerogative of the federal government but when it comes to this, it’s the right of the people.

“That is why I feel inclined to say my piece because I was involved from the beginning and I know the intention why we had the agreement,” he said.

When asked if prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak was wrong in calling the oil royalty a “goodwill” payment, he replied that “it is left to your interpretation.”

Najib sparked an uproar when he announced that the Barisan National (BN) federal government woukd pay Kelantan “goodwill payment” for oil extracted in its waters instead of oil royalty.

PAS lawmakers are disputing the “goodwill payment”, saying that it is akin to receiving alms instead of rightful oil royalty.

Najib told Parliament that Kelantan has no right to claim for royalties from Petronas since oil was extracted beyond the state’s waters, similar to the situation in Terengganu.

Tuntutan Royalti Minyak Untuk Negeri Kelantan


Dato’Seri Anwar Ibrahim akan memberi ucaptama di Pearl International Hotel Kuala Lumpur, bersempena Majlis National Symposium 2009  anjuran Institut Kajian Dasar yang berlangsung pada Sabtu 21 November 2009. Symposium tersebut diadakan bagi membicarakan penubuhan Pakatan Rakyat dan menjadikan politik Malaysia kearah sistem 2 parti utama.

Sila klik  laman rasmi disini untuk keterangan lanjut : National Symposium 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

EC to get AG’s advice, appeal court decision on Kota Siputeh

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 16 – The Election Commission (EC) will seek the Attorney-General’s advice on the ruling by the Kuala Lumpur High Court here today in declaring vacant the Kota Siputeh seat in Kedah.

Deputy chairman Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar said the EC would seek the AG’s advice on the course of action to take.

“This issue has become an academic issue. So, it is better for EC to bring the matter to the AG before making any decision,” he told Bernama.

Justice Datuk Alizatul Khair Osman Khairuddin ruled that the seat was vacated after incumbent assemblyman Datuk Abu Hassan Sarif (photo) absented from two state assembly meetings this year.

In her decision, Justice Alizatul held that the Election Commission (EC) had acted irrationally and its decision that Abu Hassan was still the assemblyman for Kota Siputeh and the state seat was not vacant, ought to be quashed.

In ALOR STAR, Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak said the decision by the High Court proved that the action taken by the state government was within the law.

He said State Assembly Speaker Datuk Dr Abdul Isa Ismail had made the right decision in declaring Datuk Abu Hasan Sarif as having lost his eligibility as an assemblyman for not attending the state assembly meetings.

“We act according to the law. The High Court’s decision should be taken as a lesson by all assemblymen that they have a responsibility, and given the mandate by the people, to attend the state assembly meetings,” he told Bernama.

Meanwhile, Kedah Umno deputy liaison chairman Datuk Paduka Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah said Abu Hassan would not attend the state assembly budget sitting to be held for three days from tomorrow.

“We accept the court decision with an open heart and will patiently wait for the decision on the appeal on Nov 20,” he said when contacted by Bernama. 

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Zaid picks Nik Aziz to chair Pakatan Rakyat Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 |  malaysiainsider

— The opposition bloc should name Kelantan Mentri Besar Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat to be chairman of the Pakatan Rakyat Malaysia to foil any further attempts by Umno to have “unity government” talks with PAS, Datuk Zaid Ibrahim said today.

The maverick politician also wondered aloud why none of the three parties making up the Pakatan have mentioned the coalition except to clarify that he is the pro-tem chairman.

Writing in his blog today, Zaid also asked the coalition to review its ambitious plans to capture the Borneo states of Sabah and Sarawak and instead asked them to support local parties there.

He also confirmed The Malaysian Insider's report that the Pakatan Rakyat Malaysia submitted its registration on Nov 3.

"To make these efforts a success, we need 'sacrifices' from Anwar Ibrahim. Abdul Hadi Awang can also make a big contribution by asking Tok Guru Nik Aziz to be the leader or chairman of Pakatan Rakyat, just like Mahatma Gandhi was spiritual leader to the Congress Party," said Zaid, referring to the leaders of PKR and PAS who are seen as less popular than respected PAS spiritual leader.

He also said veteran DAP leader Lim Kit Siang could prove his "statesmanship" by agreeing to his suggestion and to be adviser for democratic and human rights affairs.

"In one stroke, this will silence any agenda for a 'unity government' with Umno," Zaid stressed.

The head of the Pakatan Common Policy Platform secretariat also asked for a review of the bloc's push to win Sabah and Sarawak.

"Political reality shows it is a heavy effort and we have seen negative reaction with the tussle for seats like in the 2008 general election.

"Political wisdom also shows its better for Pakatan to play its role by supporting parties that are in tune with it in Sabah and Sarawak," he said, adding that step would show respect to the locals and make them equal partners in the coalition.

"Isn't this more realistic?" he asked.

"Only a grand coalition like this can overcome the Barisan Nasional giant," Zaid said.

On the flip side, he said capturing Putrajaya would remain a daydream if the leaders of the three parties felt they were strong enough and wanted to continue using old ways such as electoral pacts to form the federal government.

Saying he hoped not to offend anyone, Zaid noted the important issue was to achieve change and it will not happen if the allies only prioritised their parties and positions.

"They are not change agents. This group only wants power for themselves.

"The people will see that this group is no different from Umno and Barisan Nasional leaders," said Zaid, who is noted for being blunt and outspoken.

He said they must make the same sacrifices that they demand from the people for reforms to happen.
"If the leaders are still stubborn, the people will punish us in the next general election," Zaid wrote.

He also noted it was the first time three major opposition parties in Malaysia united in a legal entity with a common logo and single political aim.

But Zaid lamented the joy for the historic moment has not been shared by leaders from PKR, DAP and PAS.

"There hasn't been an encouraging statement from the top leadership of the three parties. It is as if they don't want it made public," he said, noting the only statement made was to deny that he was the chairman of the coalition.

Zaid sarcastically thanked them for the clarification, saying Malaysians know that registering a group or party would require the name of sponsors or a pro-tem committee.

"Of course, it doesn't make sense for me to be leader to top leaders like Anwar Ibrahim, Abdul Hadi Awang and Lim Kit Siang.

"What the people want to hear but has yet to be told is the aim and hope of forming Pakatan Rakyat Malaysia as an alternative to Barisan Nasional," he said.

Zaid said explaining the substance was more important than the form of the organisation, adding that people want to know the aim, vision and joint strategies of Pakatan.

He noted the plans remained vague but Pakatan should work with like-minded individuals such as Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah as another "striker" to strengthen the pact.

"Ku Li might be a veteran but he has integrity and contemporary political views," he said, adding that the Gua Musang MP need not jump from Umno to still help Pakatan.

Zaid said the Kelantan prince could still be invited to speak at political ceramahs as his aims were similar — to eliminate corruption and move the country forward.

Anwar digaji RM1 sebulan sebagai Penasihat Ekonomi Selangor

Ketua pembangkang, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim hari ini dilantik sebagai penasihat ekonomi kerajaan Selangor dan untuk tugasnya itu beliau akan dibayar gaji RM1 sebulan.

Demikian umum Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim ketika menggulung perbahasan belanjawan Selangor 2010 doi Dewan Negeri Selangor hari ini.

Katanya, perlantikan Anwar akan merangsang dan menjana pertumbuhan ekonomi negeri.

Anwar merupakan Menteri Kewangan sehingga beliau dipecat pada tahun 1998.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Biarkan Mahkamah Neutral

Nov 11th, 2009  |  Oleh Sivakumar

Tetapi, Mahkamah Persekutuan telah menangguhkan keputusan mereka ke satu tarikh yang belum ditentukan. Seluruh rakyat Malaysia berasa hampa dengan keputusan yang ditangguhkan.

Apakah daya mereka untuk mendapat keputusan segera melainkan terus menunggu untuk tarikh baru? Rakyat biasa hanya boleh berharap. Harapkan pagar, pagar makan padi, inilah pepatah yang sering kita gunakan apabila sesuatu yang mengecewakan berlaku.

Apakah pagar akan memakan padi sekali lagi? Soalan ini tertanya-tanya diminda semua warga yang mahukan keunggulan demokrasi dikembalikan. Mahkamah adalah badan yang disanjung tinggi dan dihormati oleh umat manusia yang mendukung sistem atau amalan demokrasi.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Solat Hajat & Ceramah Perdana Sempena 19 Tahun Pemerintahan PAS Di Kelantan.

Tarikh: 15 November 2009 (Ahad)
Masa: Bermula Jam 8.00 Malam
Tempat: PUTIK, Pengkalan Chepa

YAB Tuan Guru Dato’ Hj. Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat
YB Dato’ Seri Tuan Guru Hj. Abdul Hadi Awang
YB Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim
YB Lim Kit Siang

Semua dijemput hadir. Bagi pihak penganjur program.
-Pejabat YB Khalid Samad-

Clearing the air for Tok Guru

What Nik Aziz could have meant.

I have tried to think of/ recall Nik Aziz style of speaking. He normally talk of dosa and pahala. I personal think that what he had probably said were along this line – dosa and pahala. He basically thread along and hammered this point home – whatever you do – there is a dosa or pahala element to it. Along the line of the principle of “amal bil niat” – “deeds based intentions”. As such, if one voted for PAS with the intention - that of, giving PAS the opportunity to proceed on, along pursuing the Islamic line of governance at the societal and regime level, then he/she gets a “pahala”. Similarly those who “supported” UMNO with the intention or at the expense of denying PAS the ability to do so, would get a “dosa”. Dosa and Pahala are means of assessing whether one is hell worthy - base on the former, or heaven worthy base on the later.

That’s why the word used was not “ahli” UMNO but rather “penyokong” UMNO. Nik Aziz had engaged a lawyer, PAS normal lawyer, Hanipa?? to look into it and if necessary take the press to court. The silence probably meant that Nik Aziz political foes had studied the issue and choose to be quite rather than giving Nik Aziz another opportunity of a moral victory – whether winning or losing the case in court, is secondary. Giving Nik Aziz another round to explain Dosa-Pahala would be a political disservice for his political foes. As for the lawyer, his last remark was,” if there is the word go from Nik Aziz, he will proceed – knowing Nik Aziz, he is not after money, but to keep the records straight”. That interview was from the youtube. They (Nik Aziz and his lawyer) may have settled the matter out of court amicably with the press, I suspeted so, the quietness now – probably others who are more in the know can explain the present “conclusion” of the spin better.

UMNO, being the government, has all the machineries – Police, SBs and Film Producers(RTM) are still unable to produce or come up with Nik Aziz - with the words “ahli UMNO akan masuk neraka”, whether on youtube or air on RTM. The move to start those “spin” were probably politically motivated. I do not know if STAR was among the culprit, but certainly STAR do not produce such a youtube either, I know because I subscribe STAR youtube, unless it happens when my PC was down or streamyx “buat onar”. I do not hear anyone, for that matter, had told me that it was available on youtube, either. Nor there was any circulation of such video/adio via whatever channel or means.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Kelantan Oil Royalty: The Real Deal.

Husam menghuraikan hal ini, di kawasan Parlimen

Monday, November 9, 2009

Resolusi Seminar Politik ”Memperkasakan Parti”.

Seminar Politik ’Memperkasakan Parti’ merakamkan bahawa:

  1. PAS dan Pakatan telah melepasi ujian setahun setengah mengurus pemerintahan 4 buah negeri  dalam penggal parlimen ke-12 ini. Baik-buruk, kejayaan-kegagalan negeri-negeri Pakatan ini telah  mula mendapat perhatian umum. Pengiktirafan kejayaan telah pun  diktiraf seperti Laporan Ketua Audit Negara 2008. 
  2. PAS dan Pakatan mutakhir ini terperangkap dalam kemelut-kemelut yang merosakkan imej dan tanggapan umum terhadap kredibiliti dan kesepaduan Muafakat Politik ini. Benar media BN jahat memainkan isu-isu  ini, tetapi PAS/Pakatan wajar menginsafi bahawa punca-sumber laporan-laporan tidak wajar kita salahkan pihak lain sebab kita juga bertanggungjawab.
  3. selanjutnya  >>

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sidang media Seminar PAS 7 November 2009.

PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang again dispelled a possible alliance between the Islamic party and arch-rival Umno, stressing the importance of strengthening the fledgling Pakatan Rakyat coalition.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Najib not convinced MCA crisis is over

By Syed Jaymal Zahiid | Malaysian Insider

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 4 — The MCA might have solved its leadership crisis but Barisan Nasional chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak appears unconvinced, saying Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek’s reinstatement is just a legal solution.

The Prime Minister said there must also be a political solution to the party's crisis a day after the MCA central committee reaffirmed Dr Chua as the party No. 2 to president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat, following a volte-face from the Registrar of Societies (RoS) in deciding the issue.

"The decision by the RoS only solved the legal aspects, it is not the preference... this solution was only a result of RoS’s interpretation of the party's constitution as it takes a two-thirds majority to remove anyone from the party," Najib told reporters in Parliament today.

"The same happened with Tee Keat and it happened again with Soi Lek. MCA decided the party constitution be such and the RoS interpret it as such," the prime minister added.

Najib, the mediator that brought the rivalry between Ong and Dr Chua to a halt, however, felt that the decision by the RoS will not make up for the loss of trust of the Chinese community towards the party.
He said that MCA must have a two-pronged approach to its crisis. One is the legal solution and the second being the political solution and the prime minister doesn't seem to be too convinced that the latter can be solved.

"The second solution won't be easy for MCA. They need to sell the unity plan to its members and the Chinese community," he said.

Dr Chua's reinstatement was made following a declaration by the RoS that the deputy president’s position was not vacant following the results of the party’s Oct 10 EGM that saw his suspension overturned but his bid to be restored as deputy president rejected.

The decision came amid havoc in the party following the sacking of four central committee members by Ong as part of his pre-emptive measures to quell growing calls for a new EGM and fresh party polls.

The four — Deputy Home Minister Datuk Chor Chee Hueng, Chai Kim Sen, national organising secretary Yoo Wei How and Gan Hon Su — were, ironically, appointed by Ong when he won the presidency in October 2008.

Asked if Chor would be replaced following his sacking, Najib said the matter has not been discussed but stressed that it was up to the government to decide and it has nothing to do with MCA.

The prime minister instead said MCA should focus more on winning the trust of the Chinese community instead of worrying about Chor's post in the government.

Pakatan finally applies to be formal coalition

By Debra Chong | Malaysian Insider | KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 4 2009
— At last, Pakatan Rakyat (PR) has taken a big step towards formalising its alliance in order to go head on with Barisan Nasional (BN) as a registered coalition at the next general election.

The Malaysian Insider understands that officials from the PR alliance handed in their application to be made a formal coalition to the Registrar of Societies (RoS) some time earlier this week.

According to government sources, some 10 names each from DAP, PAS and PKR were listed in the registration form, together with a list of common objectives, which are expected to be laid out when the alliance holds its first convention next month.

A logo bearing a “rising sun” was also tendered — signalling a “new dawn” for the country — as the fledgling opposition front's symbol against BN's dacing, or scale.

The PR bloc believes its application this time will pass muster, based on the new stand taken by the Registrar of Societies Datuk Md Alias Kalil.

Md Alias had publicly stated that the previous reading of Section 2 of the Societies Act 1966, which states any coalition of political parties must have at least seven political parties as members to be registered did not apply.

The loose alliance of PKR, DAP and PAS first came together in the wake of the landmark March 8 general election last year, which saw its members wrest control of four key states from BN in spite of fundamental differences in philosophies.

But it remains to be seen if PKR, PAS and DAP will be able to settle their various spats within their respective parties as well as with each other and present a force capable of challenging BN.

The growing infighting within all three parties — from Sabah PKR leaders quitting in protest against heavy-handed treatment from its peninsula-based central leadership to frequent eruptions between the religious PAS and socialist DAP — has only served to diminish their viability in the eyes of the increasingly weary and wary public.

PR will need to keep in mind that many of the votes cast were also an act of protest against BN for perceived arrogance.

But under Datuk Seri Najib Razak, BN has managed to claw back some support for the ruling coalition.

Kelantan akan dapat wang ehsan sahaja .

Dzulfikar Mashoor Wed | Nov 04, 09 | harakahdaily

KUALA LUMPUR, 4 Nov: Ekoran pengumuman Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak bahawa kerajaan pusat akan memberikan wang ehsan sahaja kepada rakyat Kelantan dan bukannya royalti, Dewan Rakyat menjadi kecoh hari ini. 

Ia bermula apabila ahli Parlimen Kubang Kerian Salahuddin Ayub meminta Najib menjelaskan bilakah tuntutan royalti kerajaan negeri Kelantan akan dilangsaikan oleh Petronas. 

Menjawab soalan itu, Najib menjelaskan bahawa pihak kerajaan sedang mempertimbang untuk memberikan wang ehsan langsung kepada rakyat Kelantan. 

Dewan menjadi kecoh dengan njawapan yang diberikan Najib itu kerana ia dianggap menipu dan menafikan hak rakyat Kelantan. 

Beberapa ahli Parlimen bangun lalu menegaskan bahawa persoalan royalti itu adalah penting untuk rakyat Kelantan. 

Mereka yang terbabit, termasuk Salahuddin sendiri diminta duduk oleh Speaker, Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia. Salahudin kemudiannya diberi amaran keluar dewan beberapa jam jika enggan mendengar penjelasan Najib "Yang penting, kita nak tolong rakyat Kelantan. selepas kita ada semangat nak runding dengan kerajaan negeri, yang penting rakyat dapat manfaat daripada wang ehsan," kata Najib. 

"Apa nak dipertikai lagi? Yang penting, rakyat Kelantan mendapat wang ehsan dari (kerajaan) Persekutuan," sindir Najib. 

Tanpa laluan Speaker, Ahli Parlimen Shah Alam Khalid Samad bangkit dan menjelaskan bahawa penjelasan yang diberikan itu tidak menyelesaikan soal kuasa persekutuan dan negeri, sebagaimana yang termaktub dalam Perlembagaan dan Perjanjian Petronas bersama kerajaan persekutuan-negeri.

Pun begitu, Speaker memberi laluan kepada Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff bercakap mengenai isu royalti Kelantan itu dengan alasan ahli Parlimen Rantau Panjang itu boleh dikatakan mewakili rakyat Kelantan. 

"Kenapa sebelum ini kerajaan (Persekutuan) tidak pernah mempertimbangkan hak rakyat Kelantan diberikan wang ehsan?" soal Siti Zailah dengan nada yang tegas. 

"Setelah rakyat dinafikan hak bertahun-tahun, sekian lama, sekarang hak rakyat Kelantan baru nak dipertimbangkan." 

Beliau yang juga Naib Ketua Dewan Muslimat PAS Pusat meminta Najib menjelaskan soal jaminan persekutuan melangsaikan tuntutan royalti minyak tersebut. 

"Apa jaminan kerajaan (persekutuan) bahawa royalti ini disalurkan kepada kerajaan Kelantan dan rakyat, bukannya kepada JPP (Jabatan Pembangunan Persekutuan) yang dilantik kerajaan Persekutuan?" soalnya lagi. 

Najib dalam nada yang sinis menjelaskan bahawa sepatutnya rakyat Kelantan tidak ada hak mendapat royalti tersebut. 

"Selama ini, kerajaan Kelantan tidak ada hak menerima (royalti minyak), sebab ini melibatkan kawasan pertindihan. Sekarang ini, kita dapat sahkan bahawa ada blok (kawasan minyak dalam laut) yang boleh dipertimbangkan...kita pastikan hanya rakyat Kelantan akan dapat manafaat," kata Najib. 

Beberapa Ahli Parlimen Pakatan Rakyat sekali lagi bangkit memprotes jawapan lisan itu. 

Bagi mengelakkan Najib terus dipertikai, anggota dari Masjid Tanah yang juga Timbalan Menteri Dalam Negeri Datuk Wira Abu Seman Yusoff bangkit lalu memohon laluan Speaker untuk menjawab soalan lisan seterusnya, yang melibatkan kementeriannya. 

Mengikut pengalaman di Terengganu, wang ehsan diberikan terus kepada Jabatan Pembangunan Persekutuan (JPP) dan diagihkan menerusi jabatan dan egensi di bawah kerajaan pusat. 

Dari segi pelaksanaannya pula, ia akan melalui ketua-ketua bahagian Umno di negeri itu. 

Petang semalam, Anggota Parlimen Kubang Kerian, Salahudin Ayub mendesak kerajaan pusat supaya membayar royalti minyak kepada kerajaan negeri Kelantan sebagaimana yang dilakukan kepada negeri-negeri lain.

Cadangan Salahudin ini berikutan dari tuntutan kerajaan negeri Kelantan agar Petronas membayar royalti petroleum sebanyak 5 % sebagaimana yag dinikmati oleh negeri-negeri yang lain yang dikeluarkan minyak dari perairannya. 

Tuntutan Kelantan ini disokong oleh Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah yang menandatangani perjanjian ini bagi pihak Petronas dahulu. Ketika itu beliau adalah Pengerusi Petronas. 

Tuntutan ini juga disokong oleh Datuk Zaid Ibrahim, bekas Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri yang menjaga hal ehwal undang-undang. 

Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib dijangka akan menjawab perkara ini di Dewan Rakyat hari ini. 

Minta Hutang tertunggak PTPTN dihapuskira

MP minta Hutang tertunggak PTPTN dihapuskira - Soalan tambahan MP Bebas dan MP PKR Lembah Pantai kepada soalan asas No. 3. Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah [ Gua Musang ] minta MENTERI PENGAJIAN TINGGI menyatakan berapakah jumlah sebenar hutang PTPTN yang tertunggak dan apakah perancangan Kerajaan dalam membantu siswazah yang tidak berpeluang menerima pinjaman untuk meneruskan pengajian mereka di pusat-pusat pengajian tinggi di dalam dan luar negara. [3 November 2009]

Monday, November 2, 2009


Dewan Pemuda PAS Negeri Perak (DPPN Pk) yakin Artikel 72 Perlembagaan Persekutuan yang menyatakan kesahihan sebarang prosiding di dalam Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) di mana-mana negeri tidak boleh dipersoalkan oleh mana-mana mahkamah adalah bukti yang kukuh tentang kedudukan Datuk Seri Ir. Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin sebagai Menteri Besar yang sebenar dan sah di sisi Undang-Undang kerana penggugurannya telah di buat di luar DUN Perak.

Mahkamah Persekutuan yang akan mendengar rayuan Mohammad Nizar pada 5 November ini mesti berpandukan kepada Artikel 72 ini kerana hanya keputusan yang dibuat melalui usul dan undian tidak percaya sahaja kepada Menteri Besar di dalam DUN Perak akan melucutkan jawatan tersebut. Perkara yang mesti ditekankan adalah keputusan yang mesti diluluskan di dalam DUN dan bukannya di luar bidang kuasa DUN itu sendiri.

DPPN Pk amat berkeyakinan bahawa Hakim-Hakim yang akan diberikan mandat untuk membuat keputusan bagi rakyat Perak seluruhnya akan membuat satu keputusan yang adil demi demokrasi di dalam Negara kita yang dicintai ini. Akan menjadi satu sejarah yang akan rakyat dan dunia akan melihat keputusan yang akan di buat oleh Hakim-Hakim tersebut kelak.

Jesteru, DPPN Pk meminta seluruh rakyat yang cintaikan demokrasi supaya bermunajat kepada Tuhan demi keputusan yang terbaik untuk rakyat Perak. Untuk yang beragama Islam, DPPN Pk meminta supaya menunaikan Solat Hajat dan Berpuasa Sunat untuk kita sama-sama memastikan keputusan berpihak kepada kebenaran dan keadilan.

Dewan Pemuda PAS Negeri Perak.
(2 November 2009)

Umno pengumpul sampah dan barang lusuh kata Aziz Bari

Harakahdaily - Mon | Nov 02, 09

KUALA LUMPUR, 2 Nov: Tindakan Umno mahu menerima Adun Perlabuhan Klang, Badrol Hisham Abdullah mengesahkan kedudukan Umno sebagai pengumpul sampah dan barang lusuh sebagaimana yang mereka lakukan di Perak, di Kedah dan sekarang di Selangor, kata Profesor Dr Abdul Aziz Bari.

Abdul Aziz, profesor undang-undang perlembagaan Universiti Islam Antarabangsa berkata demikian dalam tulisan terbaru beliau dalam sebuah akhbar tempatan.

Abdul Aziz mengulas tindakan bekas Menteri Besar Selangor, Datuk Seri Dr Mohamafd Khir Toyo yang berkata, Umno sedia menerima Adun Perlabuhan Klang itu menyertai parti itu.

Khir yang juga ketua pembangkang Dun Selangor membuat tawaran itu ekoran tindakan Badrol mengisytiharkan keluar PKR dan menjadi Adun Bebas yang menyokong Barisan Nasional (BN).

Bagi Dr Abdul Aziz, langkah ini mengesahkan Umno sebagai pengumpul sampah dan bahan lusuh.

Ini kerana, sebelum Badrol mengumumkan keluar parti, Menteri Besar Selangor, Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim telah membuatkan kenyataan mencadangkan PKR meminta Badrol meletakkan jawatan kerana gagal menjalankan tugasnya sebagai Adun.

Badrol bukan sahaja tidak memberikan khidmat, dia juga telah menutup pusat khidmatnya dan tidak mengangkat panggilan telefon dari pejabat MB dan pihak yang ingin mendapatkan khidmat beliau sebagai Adun.

Sebelum Badrol, Umno menerima dua Adun di Perak yang sedang dibicarakan kerana dakwaan rasuah iaitu Adun Behrang, Jamaludin Md Radzi dan Adun Changkat Jering, Mohd Osman Jailu.

Umno juga menerima Adun Lunas, Mohd Radzhi Salleh yang memberikan pelbagai jenis masalah kepada kerajaan negeri Kedah. _