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March 14, 2010

Of MCA, hitmen, cleaning up cyber off lies and slander before GE

Tourism Malaysia wishes to clarify that currently there is no new contract yet been sealed with any party with regard to the global buy advertising campaign 2010, as claimed by the writer – Malaysia New Kid On Blog, Wednesday, March 10, 2010. For the record, the process and procedures in terms of procurement for advertising is carried out in accordance to Financial Procedures.


Wan Zawawi Mohammed
Director
Communications & Publicity
Tourism Malaysia


The above statement really piqued my curiosity. What a nice surprise to my Sunday morning: A government ministry issuing just that to clarify fact, re-butt an unsubstantiated story whilst stressing their adherence to financial policy for public record.

Thumbs up to Ministry of Tourism. This is a good sign of responsiveness when a government ministry practice such swift response to an alleged ‘true story’ published on the internet.

A blog writer ‘Malaysia New Kid On Blog (alias mynkob)’ whose ‘true’ article was published on Raja Petra’s website Malaysia-Today tells a story of “If Dato Mirza fails to comply with Ruzi’s order, Ruzi will punish Dato Mirza”.

Hmmm, the name Dato’ Mirza seems familiar. Intrigued, I did some fact finding on this Dato’ Mirza character to find out more.

I found out that Dato’ Mirza Mohd Taiyyab (Director General of Tourism Board Promotion Board) is well respected by his staff and regarded as a straightforward civil servant who’d stick to procedures despite solicitations of ‘businessmen’ hungry for shortcut to contract.

According to a fellow blogger, “When Datuk Mirza was first charged in Court, almost his entire Tourism Ministry Staff came to Court to show support. The Ministry’s Sports Club or Union or something also held a Sembahyang Hajat for him. Mirza was well known as a “strict and straight by the book, no nonsense DG of Tourism”. His forte was saying NO.”

That this Dato’ Mirza came out jubilant in court with his reputation intact is one evidence of his worthiness as an upright government servant that rakyat want so much to see nowadays.

If this story by mynkob were true, one would find it queerly out of character for the experienced Dato’ Mirza to now suddenly kow tow to ‘threats’ from a mere Managing Director from Sen Media Sdn. Bhd and not have the fellow reported to the authorities.

I’m curious about the state of mind of the writer mynkob. Was his motive to again hit and slander also the DG who is entrusted to run a no-nonsense tightship for his current boss lady minister Ng Yen Yen?

Could business rivalry or jealousy be one of the reasons for the writer’s attempt to slander the DG, his hardworking lady boss and the well performing Tourism Ministry?

And for mynkob to link the story to MCA – it is just too wild for this rational mind.

Every MCA central delegate worth his/her salt knows that the fight and MCA party polls is all about its top 2 ‘leaders’. The rest of the leaders like Vice President Ng Yen Yen, etc, are status quo as their internal party voters have never objected to them continuing as the Central Committee until the next one due in 2011.

Aiyah! If the MCA party polls can generate such hateful and libelous writings in the internet, BN would have one hell of a headache to think of how best to hide all these self inflicted injurious scabs when this Barisan Nasional component party goes out to campaign in the next General Election.

It’s better for MCA quickly get a strategist to clean up the cyber mess their hitman writers left all over the internet before MCA goes to campaign for the next GE under BN banner.

I can also think of friends who would naturally adapt all these juicy stuff to boost image of their party vs BN. All is fair in love and war, baby. And be mindful that the aim is not to be the biggest loser.

Hmmmm…. how the mind doth boggles at all theories and political implications brought on by just one article in the internet.

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September 10, 2009

Rise of the SDs… Let the third man speak?

Commenting on the case of the statutory declaration made by private investigator P. Balasubramaniam linking Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak with Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu, Bar Council president Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan said the statutory declaration was made in accordance with the procedure and sealed by a Commissioner of Oaths.

“A statutory declaration is a document that contains evidence given on oath. It is sworn before a commissioner for oaths. As in the case of all evidence given under oath, it cannot be withdrawn,” she said.

Ah… me just experienced a nostalgic moment re-living the Malaysia’s famous statutory declaration.

Nostalgic moment is re-lived again when I read Raja Petra‘s article from Malaysia-Today:

Did he or didn’t he? Let the third man speak

“Did the MCA president, Ong Tee Keat, receive RM10 million in cash from Kuala Dimensi’s Tiong King Sing? Ong says noTiong says yes. That means we need a third person to tell us which of the two is telling the truth. And that third person should be the one who packed the money and acted as the courier between the two.”

And so, we readers were regaled with a copy of a sworn statement by Tiong’s dutiful assistant, an Encik Azman Bin Abdul Rahman, who works in Tiong’s Political Department in Kuala Lumpur and Sarawak.

My impression was here’s a very time wasting effort. Why did the dude make a sworn statement in front of a lawyer?

Why did he not make a stab directly at the heart of the matter by making a real Statutory Declaration in front of a Commissioner of Oath? Does Tiong needs a strong collaborator for his Kuala Dimensi SB case, or doesn’t he?

Bloodhound, a commentator at Malaysia-Today made an astute observation:

Bloodhound, September 09, 2009 01:06:23

“This third party’s sworn statement may not be as concrete as made out to be especially if the person is still under the employment of Tiong King Sing because we all know that there is not much a BN warlord cannot do that law enforcers will not look the other way especially those with deep pockets.

An independent third party’s statement will be a better and more meaningful declaration.

Moreover, the sworn statement is dated 22nd August 2009 which means that it just recently signed which merely signifies that Tiong King Sing is pulling out all stops in order to pin the charge against Ong.

Probably, the person is told by his employer to make the statement in order to lend support to their effort to incriminate Ong or to damage his reputation. Employees of an interested party do not really provide strong support in tandem with their employer’s claims.

Now, regardless whether the events did or did not happen at all, the damage is already done and they are going for the jugular. Let’s see what Ong can come up with to counteract the claims.”

BananaC did some research and came up with some findings and… drumroll… ta da!…..

Under the ACT 13 STATUTORY DECLARATIONS ACT 1960 (REVISED – 1969), it must be signed before a Sessions Court Judge, Magistrate or Commissioner for Oaths (which it was not in this case, as it was signed in front of an advocate and solicitor).

Somemore, there’s a standard format for SD.

This “Witness Statement” ‘tak power’ lar.

Let’s hope Ali, Ah Chong and Muthu are not confusing this “Witness statement” as the sexy Statutory Declaration.

Tsk….tsk….tsk…

November 20, 2008

Chua Soi Lek challenging Islam Hadhari government

What do you think is Chua Soi Lek’s true intention in politics? He wants revenge at all costs to get back to being a minister, even sacrificing his beloved party and Barisan Nasional’s Islam Hadhari government? After 20 years in big man politics, the poor guy must be having terrible viagra withdrawal to renegade on his big man’s honourable words.

Here’s what another blogger is saying about Chua Soi Lek (and no, you can’t find this juice in Malaysiakini or Raja Petra’s Malaysia Today):

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Islam Hadhari: Punca sebenar Chua Soi Lek tidak boleh memegang jawatan menteri kerajaan Barisan Nasional

“Kami akan tetap meyokong kepimpinan YAB Perdana Menteri dan YAB Timbalan Perdana Menteri dan sebagai ahli MCA biasa, saya akan tetap taat setia kepada MCA…

Walaupun saya tidak memegang jawatan mulai daripada hari ini saya akan tetap bersama-sama dengan kawan seperjuangan saya di dalam parti MCA.

Sebagai seorang ahli parti yang sudah memegang jawatan dalam kerajaan hampir 20 tahun, kami tetap menyokong kerajaan Barisan Nasional.

Lepas saya buat perakuan, saya berharap rakyat Malaysia boleh terima saya punya permohonan maaf tetapi malangnya daripada feedback yang saya terima, saya perhatikan rakyat Malaysia tak boleh terima. Rakyat Malaysia sebahagiannya bersikap apa yang dikatakan ‘holier than thou’, makna dia semua ulamak lah…

Kalau saya terus memegang jawatan dalam parti atau kerajaan, ia akan menjadikan satu bebanan kepada kerajaan dan parti, khasnya dalam konteks Islam Hadhari dan juga dalam konteks apa yang disarankan oleh presiden saya, ‘healthy political culture’…

Bahawa saya berpendapat, sesiapa yang melakukan kesilapan atau kerana kelemahan-kelemahan tertentu, maka dia sebagai pemimpin kena bertanggungjawab. Dan saya sudah tampil ke hadapan berdepan dengan bukan hanya pemimpin negara dan parti bahkan dengan rakyat jelata. Nampaknya tidak boleh diterima. So dengan itu saya ingat lebih baik kepada saya dan keluarga saya, untuk kami letakkan jawatan supaya saya tidak menjadikan satu beban kepada kepimpinan negara.”


Youtube
dari Malaysiakini

di sini

Apa yang disarankan oleh Islam Hadhari? Klik di sini


Tahukah anda?

Reaksi PAS dan ahli-ahli Pakatan Rakyat… sebenarnya pun tidak boleh terima Chua Soi Lek… Ketua Wanita PKR Zuraida Kamarudin juga mahu Soi Lek dilucutkan jawatan menteri kerana aksinya tidak bermoral dan memalukan negara.

Youtube di sini.

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Kini, setelah berjaya meraih jawatan Timbalan Presiden MCA Chua Soi Lek pulak mengugut Presiden MCA Ong Tee Keat supaya mengajukan nama Soi Lek sebagai Menteri kepada kerajaan Islam Hadhari yang telah menolaknya terlebih dahulu akibat pendedahan video seks terkenal.

Apa dah jadi, Soi Lek?

Ketagihan kuasa itu sudah menular kembali ke sehingga janji menghormati kerajaan Islam Hadhari itu boleh diketepikan begitu sahaja?

May 10, 2008

Do you want the Sedition Act to stay or go?

It’s time again for the rakyat to send instruction to the government.

Dear Rakyat,

Do you want the Sedition Act to stay?

Or do you want it to go far, far, far, far, far…. away?

Please do participate in a poll in my friend’s website: http://mylivingwall.com

Poll is on the right side, scroll down a bit.

At moment it looks like a neck-to-neck between ‘stay’ and ‘abolish’

May 6, 2008

Raja Petra to be charged with sedition Tuesday!

A friend rang me just now and pestered me to put this news on me blog.

I’m flustered and hopping maaaad… partly because of this news and partly because I have to put up this from mainstream media.

Online article from The Star says this:

KUALA LUMPUR: Raja Petra Kamaruddin, the webmaster of news portal Malaysia Today, is expected to be charged with sedition at the magistrates’ court in the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex in Jalan Duta on Tuesday.

He is expected to appear in court at 9.30am. Raja Petra was investigated under section 4 (1) of the Sedition Act 1948 for the article “Let’s send the Altantuya murderers to hell.”

The article was posted on his website on April 25 and implicated Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.

Another blogger, Syed Ali Akbar, was also summoned to court and is expected to be charged under the same Act.

He allegedly posted an article on Arabs and Islam on his blog.

Raja Petra’s wife, Marina Lee Abdullah, said the police officer who called them did not state what Raja Petra would be charged with.

“The police officer told us to just appear in court and we would be informed then,” she said.

Marina said once they know what the charges are, they would post bail.

To raise bail, they will involve the people. They will put up their bank account number on the website and encourage Netizens to bank in RM1 each.

On Friday, Raja Petra was summoned to the Federal Commercial Crimes Investigations Department (CCID) in Bukit Perdana at 4pm and was allowed to leave two hours later.

Eight police officers from the CCID visited his house in Sungai Buloh at 9am and seized a laptop and a CPU belonging to him before leaving at 11am.

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RPK keep strong!

May 2, 2008

Raja Petra ordered to report to Bukit Aman 4pm TODAY (UPDATED)

Malaysiakini reported RPK to report to Bt Aman 11am tomorrow. The time has changed to today 4pm!

Here’s latest from malaysia-today.net:

Raja Petra Kamarudin being investigated under the Sedition Act (UPDATED)
Posted by Super Admin
Friday, 02 May 2008
Raja Petra ordered to report to Bukit Aman at 4.00pm TODAY (UPDATED)

At 9.00am today, seven police officers from the Cyber Crime Division, Bukit Aman, went to Raja Petra’s house to confiscate his PC and notebook computer. They left at 11.00am after issuing Raja Petra a notice to report to Bukit Aman at 4.00pm TODAY, 2 May 2008.

According to the police, Raja Petra is being investigated under the Sedition Act with regards to an article he wrote, Let’s send the Altantuya murderers to hell. It seems a police report has been made against Raja Petra by another police officer.

The Bukit Aman Cyber Crime Division is at Kompleks Perdana, the old office of the Prime Minister behind Bank Negara.

We have no further news but Raja Petra will try to update the latest developments once he can get his hand on a new computer.

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I support Amar Makruf Nahi Mungkar. Keep strong, RPK!

April 16, 2008

Non-Malays should not seek equality nor seek clarification

My friend, a Kelantanese, was shocked after watching a snippet of Tengku’s speech on TV1 10.30 evening news last Saturday. Tengku Faris read the text in front of him word for word. Malaysiakini reported it faithfully.

Raja Petra said that the speech Tengku Faris read out wasn’t his. That it’s just a case of the text being shoved to him. Let’s say that’s true. Didn’t Tengku realise what he was reading even as he was reading it out loud? If he was forced to read it, what does this say of him? Why did this Cambridge grad mouth the words?

Should we just ignore and sleep over it… This Tengku could one day be our king!

Nik Aziz has also come out and said that an Islamic state is inevitable. Ong Ka Ting was vilified and accused of ‘insulting’ Islam when he asked PAS to clarify if Islamic State agenda is really dropped or submerged for purposes of 12GE.

PR voiced their reservation (if not outright objection) directed at the individual making these statements. But that was just not enough to guarantee security of my rights.

Damage was done and my heart is broken.

April 15, 2008

20,000 defy police to celebrate Anwar’s ban expiry

Aiya, I missed because got class…

About 20,000 people attended a rally in central Kuala Lumpur tonight to mark the expiry of Anwar Ibrahim ban from public office, a decade after he was sacked as deputy prime minister.

The crowd defied a ban on the event which was held in Kampung Baru despite scores of riot police were deployed in the futile attempt to stop the illegal gathering.

“We have not issued any permits for the gathering. I advise all the supporters not to attend it. The gathering is banned,” city police chief Muhammad Sabtu Osman told AFP earlier today.

At about 9.15pm, Anwar took the stage to tell his supporters to wait two weeks on whether he would be running for parliamentary seat and return to active politics.

Wow… read more at Malaysiakini here.

Say, what is the meaning of our votes at 12GE when frog MPs jump from one party to another party?

P/S: Some people went there because Raja Petra got wedding anniversary at same place.

March 18, 2008

PM unveiled new cabinet lineup: My wish only partly came true

PM unveiled new cabinet lineup just now. I’m happy for most part and unhappy and suspicious for some.

Happy 🙂

Rafidah Aziz, Jamaluddin Jarjis are out

Zaid Ibrahim in (hurray!)

Shahrir Samad in (double hurray!)

Maximus Ongkili (good la, let’s see if he can do magic for this very important new economy driver)

Rais Yatim and Tunku Azlan (gentlemen, please redeem Malaysia’s image)

UnHappy 😦

Nazri Aziz still lurking around (Zaid, please jaga this fella prone to gangster characteristics & outbursts)

Nor Mohd Yakcop (I very suspicious he able to handle bad times economy, but I take consolation in Amirsham Abdul Aziz’s expertise will outshine this Md Yakcop’s)

Noh Omar (Please take care of your utterances from now on, else the entrepreneurs will all run far away)

Azalina Othman (No more Brickendonbury, ok?)

New UnHappy (grrrr…)

Muhammad Muhd Taib (aiyo, yo, RPK – please train your binoculars on this guy 24/7!!!)

Suspicious quality:

Mohd Zin Mohd (can he do better than what he did with Islamic matters?)

Ooooh… PM, we await with bated breath, who’s the new people to take over 4th floor….

January 1, 2008

The magical and muhibbah world of SPR

Saw this in Malaysia-today:

Boycott elections: Rashid
Posted by Raja Petra
Tuesday, 01 January 2008

Election Commission (EC) chairman Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman requests the prosecution right from government.

Abdul Rashid said if he had this kind of power, he would prosecute the opposition parties which libel on EC.

He said EC faced a lot of untrue criticisms including the criticism of EC only helped government and became the “dog” for government.

Therefore, Rashid said if EC owned prosecution power, the commission would certainly bring the libelers to court.

“Since we do not have this kind of power now, we choose to be silent and it is impossible for us to strike back,” he told Sin Chew Daily in an exclusive interview.

Abdul Rashid denounced opposition parties as “not educated” because they made baseless criticism.

And now, those of you with some time to spare can now proceed to do some CSI:

Try type in the IC numbers in SPR database and see some muhibbah magic at work:

>IC: 991214740101 Seer Hor Leong [Parlimen 092-Sabak Bernam]
>IC: 910815750017 Periasamy K [Parlimen 113-Sepang]
>IC: 981231081137 Hj Abd Wahab B Md Saman [Parlimen092-Sabak Bernam]

The spr link is here.

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