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They don’t really care about us!!

Posted by ella-mae on August 8, 2009

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Political Assassination of Eli Wong…..Too Bad It’s Not Working!!!

Posted by ErnieJean on February 16, 2009

You know what?

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!

ENOUGH with all these low-life tactics to politically assassinate one’s opponent. For once, can’t these people pppplllleeeeaaaasssseeee come up with something that has more substance than some cheap nauseating thrills!!??

Nude photos: Politician lodges police report

Malaysiakini – Feb 16, 09 9:45am

A top Selangor assemblywoman, whose nude photographs are being circulated in public, has made a report urging the police to investigate the matter.

According to the assemblywoman, she lodged the report late last night at Damansara police station in Petaling Jaya at about 11pm.

It is believed that the photographs were taken without her consent, most likely by a former boyfriend, while she was sleeping.

Malaysiakini has seen a couple of the photos, one of which shows her asleep naked in bed.

The politician, who is from the ruling Pakatan Rakyat coalition in Selangor, has been severely traumatised by the release of the photos.

She told Malaysiakini that it was a gross invasion of her privacy.

“I’m a little speechless and at loss of words,” she said, adding that she would leave to the police to find the culprit who circulated the photos.

The photos have been sent to a number of newspapers, including The Sun and Malay Mail, which today ran reports on the matter.

According to one of her supporters, the release of the photos is aimed at casting aspersions on her and Pakatan ahead of two crucial by-elections in April, in Kedah and Perak.

The assemblywoman, who is in her late 30s and single, is expected to release a statement later today.

From what I gathered, these are basically photos taken of Eli Wong sleeping in nude/almost nude, without her consent mind you……….I mean, COME ON!!! Im’ very sure there’s many of us out there, men included, who has slept in their “birthday-suits” before, so WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL!!!???

These photos are neither controversial nor are they sexy!! What they are, are basically a gross violation of one’s personal boundaries!!!! Nothing more and nothing less!!

To use private photos of another person in order to embarrass him/her is not only criminal but TRULY TRULY DESPICABLE!!!

And you know what……I somehow suspect that the source of this “despicability” has the stinky trademark scent of some mastermind from a particular racist and corrupted political party that promotes and approves of such of behaviour………and for anyone to not know which party I’m referring to, must have been a hermit in some limestone caves……….

No, I have not seen the photos, nor will I ever be interested in viewing them……because by doing so would only give whoever posted those photos the publicity he/she so crave.

As far as I’m concerned, Elizabeth Wong is one great assemblywoman and the work that she has done for the people (even way before she was elected) certainly outweighs all that Toyol and his goons have done in their entire political career!!!

Btw, I do wonder if it could also be because of her and the PR state government’s unwavering stand on many issues that has made them the darlings of the voters but hugely “unpopular” with the corrupted businessmen, who used to get their way with the previous  Toyol government by just donating large amounts to some mysterious “Football Club”……….the illegal billboards and dangerous hillside developments instantly springs to mind……..hhhmmmmm…..

Quite frankly, I certainly DONT’ GIVE A DAMN what she wears to sleep, do you?

And just like Teresa Kok and her ISA detention, this incident of betrayal will not only ensure that the political career of Eli Wong will definitely live on, but she will find herself deluged with public support…….

Ultimately the BIG LOSER will NOT be the victim, but the perpertrator!!!!

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Hamidah Osman, The Indian and The Snake!

Posted by ella-mae on February 10, 2009

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Barisan Nasional ADUN from Sungei Rapat, Hamidah Osman was sworn in this morning as a Perak EXCO member.

Malaysian Insider had earlier reported Hamidah Osman was not too happy with Zambry’s appointment because she had great expectations to be the country’s first female Menteri Besar.

She was probably not made the MB because Hamidah Osman prefers a certain type of reptile more than some of her constituents.

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Remember this???

Noooo…Hamidah Osman did not mean our Feather-Indian friend here…

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Let’s reminisce together…

Hamidah says ‘sorry’ for racial slur – MalaysiaKini

Ahti Veeranggan | Jun 28, 08 6:55pm

Sungai Rapat state assemblyperson Hamidah Osman, who caused a furore in the Perak legislative assembly on Friday with her racial slur, has publicly apologised for hurting the Indian community.

At a packed press conference in the Ipoh Country Club this morning, the Barisan Nasional elected representative issued the public apology before newsmen, saying that it was not her intention to hurt the Indian community with a racial slur.

“I have already retracted my statement in the House and now, I am  offering my humble and sincere apology here to all Indians for uttering the racist remarks in the heat of the moment.

“I regret for saying that and promise not to repeat it anywhere anymore,” said a visibly moved Hamidah, who plans to embark on a ‘constituency road-show’ to explain and apologise over the incident to electorates in Gopeng, which encompasses Sungai Rapat.

Her apology came in the wake of several police reports lodged by Perak Indian-based public interests groups such as cultural-based organisation Ipoh Tamilar Tirunaal (ITT) organising committee, which has 30 Indian NGO affiliates.

Remarks spark furore

ITT advisor M Mathialagan, a lawyer, lodged the report condemning Hamidah’s racial slur and called upon her to openly apologise to all Indian Malaysians.

During a fiery state assembly meeting in Ipoh yesterday, Hamidah earned the wrath of Pakatan Rakyat assemblypersons when she asked whether speaker Sivakumar (an Indian) ‘agreed to disagree’ with a well-known fable of whether a snake or a man from a certain racial community should be killed first.

Her ‘un-assembly-like’ question sparked a furore, prompting Pakatan Rakyat elected representatives led by executive councillor Nga Kor Ming (DAP-Pantai Remis) to demand that she retracts her words.

However, Hamidah maintained her innocence and said she was merely asking if Sivakumar “agreed to disagree” with it.

The speaker who is also DAP Tronoh assemblyperson instead let her off the hook with a mere warning of “not to repeat such sensitive remarks.”

She later retracted her words.

Hamidah was roundly criticised by elected representatives and public interests groups from inside and outside Perak for uttering racist remarks in the House.

DAP Buntong state assemblyperson A Sivasubramaniam did not mince his words, labeling her “a racist upholding BN tradition of racial brand politics”.

“It is ungainly graceless for a people’s representative to utter such racist remarks against the speaker and his community,” he said.

Playing with fire

Sivasubramaniam also said Hamidah’s remarks was proof that BN, particularly Umno, had yet to accept its electoral defeat and conform to the reality that “a speaker of Indian origin was presiding the House”.

“She and Umno are playing with fire by hurting the racial sentiment of others,” he told Malaysiakini.

Meanwhile, Penang’s Datuk Keramat assemblyperson Jagdeep Singh Deo said the Perak assembly should have suspended Hamidah immediately and referred her to the Privileges Committee for disciplinary action.

Over the years, Jagdeep’s father, Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh has had in several instances clashed with Barisan MPs in Parliament over similar racist remarks that implicitly portrayed “the Indian community as more venomous than a snake”.

The Penang assemblyperson said Hamidah’s racial slur clearly showed BN had not learnt its lessons from the last general election.

He suggested that another round of elections would remind the coalition that “its racial brand politics no longer appeals to the majority of Malaysians”.

However, a Perak government insider said Hamidah was not referred to the Privilege Committee because she was deliberately left to “suffer public condemnation”.

“She could have become an Umno ‘heroine’ and evaded public humiliation since she would gain ‘immunity’ if referred to the committee.

“The game plan worked to force Hamidah to come out and openly apologise to Indians in Perak and the country as well,” the insider said.

Maybe it’s a blessing in disguise: the newly (I still cannot believe MY SULTAN DID THIS) installed Perak state government does not have a single Indian rep.

So with this new (I still cannot believe MY SULTAN DID THIS) state government in place, Hamidah Osman can no longer threaten to beat up anyone from the ruling (I still cannot believe MY SULTAN DID THIS) coalition.

Or can she still?

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The Victorious Vile Leaping Toads…….

Posted by ErnieJean on February 5, 2009

Remember these faces folks.......and let them have it kow-kow next election!!

Remember these faces folks.......and let them have it kow-kow next election!!

Tell me you’re not feeling the same sort of distress when you saw this picture on the front page of our MSMs………

Well, I’m still nauseous from the sight of all the “ringgit-fed” vile fat faces, smilling triumphantly.

A friend wrote the following in hopes that more people will be aware of the seriousness of voicing our collective discontent now, has agreed to allow me to share with all you good folks…….

And after reading, do sign the Sultan’s guestbook. It may be too late to change the Tuanku’s mind for whatever decision he has made, but at least we’ve collectively voiced our outrage and dissapointment over the blatant unprincipled and corrupted practices of the current ruling coalition.

ALL MALAYSIANS, Please stand by our fellow Perak-ians: each and every one of us, regardless of religion, race, state, cultural and educational backgrounds stand to greatly loose out, not only on our rights and interests as citizens of Malaysia, but also our individual sense of self-respect and the consequently, the strength of our individual electoral votes in future.

Those politicians we voted for in Perak represent our utter dissatisfaction with the current government, and the fact that those in vile power can unjustifiably force their way into power with total disregard for the people’s collective votes and voice is a crime against our every Malaysian’s interests.

And, it does not change our unease and frustrations with filthy political figures who will blatantly show off their power to field unfair and underhanded manipulation of power for all to see, as if unashamedly urging the people to feel the threats of fears and resentment towards them… almost goading the people of Malaysia to succumb to unnecessary crime and violence.

That those politicians jumped ship does not mean that we would do the same: we will not jump away from our responsibilities and rights as citizens and we will not be manipulated by filthy politics, and especially not those led by a power greedy politician associated with foul and brutal murder.

It is not by chance that the opposition won the majority seats in the last election but the present events clearly demonstrate that it can only be by choice, and only freedom of choice that the opposition, any opposition at all, continues to win the hearts of every other Malaysian citizen who will never accept any person associated with murder to use whatever means possible to force their way into power, and with total disrespect and disregard for the rights and interests of the people.

As a people, at this time, who will say without shame that they will happily allow the vile powers of crime, corruption and disgraceful politics to triumph over us?

For all that we have enjoyed, we have also endured under the power of old, ineffective and irrelevant. It is clear: we do not want to continue on the path to filth and nothing will falter our determination to bring about a better, cleaner governing faculty clearly intent on genuinely protecting our interests, and that of our children.

Our faith in the system will be immensely weakened if the Sultan shows partiality to those in vile power: in consequence, the DYMM will be demonstrating an appalling favor for filthy politics and injustice against the voice of his people, and the people of Malaysia.

Our faith will be renewed if the DYMM listens to the voice of the people and share our struggles and concerns against those in vile power.

In any case, we need to do what we can to serve the majority and defend ourselves. We need to do what we can to stop being manipulated into working for deplorable and dishonorable politics.

We cannot quietly tolerate being misused by unrepentant politicians who will not understand that “no” means “NO” and continue to abuse and violate our interests, rights, morality and through their power over the media, even our thoughts.

We cannot allow ourselves to continue to be treated condescendingly, to continue to be undermined and manipulated into having faith in filth and lies intent on turning our differences against us. We truly need to defend our interests, and help protect the interests of our fellow Malaysians.

Please help strengthen the voice of every citizen of Perak and Malaysia, right now, to our DYMM SULTAN AZLAN to NOT ignore the fervent wishes of the people and initiate a state election, which the BN will NOT win.

For all that we know, from all the clearly foul tactics that they have used, the only supporters that BN holds in the state of Perak are those that they have either bribed, threatened and coerced. Now ask yourself: who would do better than any politician associated with brutal murder and foul political tactics?

My answer: anyone with a clear conscience, and a genuine concern for others.

SIGN DYMM SULTAN AZLAN’S GUESTBOOK HERE:

http://books.dreambook.com/duli/duli.html

– Jacq Soo.

 As for those who sold their souls for a couple of million ringgit, let it be known that you all have signed your political death sentence. Next election, our dissapointment and anger will be translated to our votes!!

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No Impact On National Political Landscape…You Sure Or Not?

Posted by ErnieJean on January 18, 2009

Gosh, yet another defeat for UMNO. Right after being trashed in a humiliating defeat at Permatang Pauh, another loss with such a convincing majority for Pakatan Rakyat, should jolt any leader of the losing team up from their slumber, shouldn’t it?

I mean, this loss, is despite all the “last-minute-but-decided-long-ago”(yea, right…) grants to the residents, threats of discontinuing development, alleged vote buying, phantom voters, well-tuned singing of the trusty ole’ MSMs, threats by Auntie Rosmah that she’ll never set foot in KT if UMNO losses (hhhmmm..perhaps that’s why they lost, hehe)and so many more trademark UMNO/BN by-election campaign styles. 

Apparently NOT!!!!

“It’s only a minor setback,” so says our PM-in-waiting, while eyeing the nearest exit after his obligated loser’s press conference…because dear PM was smart to run off to another country first.

“I believe the people will return to Barisan’s fold,” he added. (While head still buried in sand box?)

Yes, but which Barisan are your referring to? HeHeHe    😛

We can, of course, discount Najib to ever learn to be a gracious loser, not now, not in the near future, not ever.

And of course with MCA despearately seeking to curry UMNO’s favour again, dictator-wannabe Ong Tee Keat and his machais were, of course, what else  but boasting about higher Chinese votes this time round, as compared to the March elections (I’m still wondering how on earth did they manage to come up with such favourable statistics so soon, hhhhmmmmmmm)………..parading around like peacocks on heat. So, MCA is still relevant?

But KUDOS to the winning party…..I was truly impressed that even though the PAS candidate won, their president Hadi Awang was quick to credit the other members of Pakatan Rakyat for the victory. And how true he was.

DAP, PAS and PKR are definitely settling down quite comfortably in their partnership and at the moment, I’m truly excited about the prospect of having this new coalition run our country. Goodness knows how badly we need to replace the current incompetent captains running this ship.

And HATS OFF to the group of bloggers who helped Pakatan Rakyat in their campaigning while keeping us (those who were not able to join them in KT) updated, especially one “celebrity” blogger, who commanded more photo ops with the humble folks of KT, than all the BN ministers and big wigs put together, including dear ole’ DPM.

So what’s next?

Yes, UMNO has lost and no doubt humiliated beyond comprehension but they still hold the key to the government and of course the nation’s coffers, and hence can be expected to continue splurging like money grows on trees. I mean, as the saying goes, “You can’t teach old dogs new tricks”. Let’s forget about UMNO ever being taught a lesson. For that matter, MCA and MIC too…..they’re still talking about unwavering ground support and still singing the same racist tunes.

I think it’s time we bank our country’s future with the Pakatan Rakyat coalition. More and more folks are begining to realise the great potential this new coalition has. The news that their leaders are going to hold a summit to discuss and map out a future for a more cohesive partnership certainly brings good tidings and let’s hope and pray that Malaysians will not have to wait another few more decades to see changes for the better.

Oooo…….Exciting times we’re heading, folks ;D

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The Battle Has Begun!!!! And Hopefully, It’s Not The Riots This Time!!

Posted by ErnieJean on September 17, 2008

So, another UMNO fler has decided to jump on the bandwagon…perhaps he should have consulted his fellow racist bigot, the Toyol man himself about the effectiveness of gaining popularity through blogging propaganda crap (whether self or otherwise)…….after all Toyol’s blog has been receiving such “overwhelming” response that I can’t seem to locate the total number of hits todate on his blog…did he take it out?

(Bernama, 17 Sept 2008) Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has launched his personal website www.1Malaysia.com.my today.

In statement issued by the deputy prime minister’s office, the website is intended to be a forum for all Malaysians to exchange views on important issues, promote common goals and highlight the nation’s unique diversity. (Who is he trying to kid!!!??? ROTFL!!!!)

Najib in the statement said he was concerned that certain quarters were seeking to drive wedges between Malaysia’s communities for political and personal gain and http://www.1Malaysia.com.my was intended as a portal through which the public could directly engage in open and honest dialogue with him. (Which “certain quarters” would you be referring to? Trying to play “memory loss” here Mr. DPM? Open and honest dialogue? Don’t think you can take it………)

“I do not believe in the politics of “deceive, divide and rule”. Returning to our long held belief in unity and mutual respect is more important now than ever,- he said. (Sure you don’t believe in that sort of politicis? How about your own keris-dipping-in-blood waving incident years ago and your countless endorsements of the racist statements by members of your very own party?)

He said the website was for all Malaysians and he encouraged those who rely on the Internet for information, communication and community to join this discussion. (When the name, email add, phone no, postcode, etc is required in the comment box, and the knowledge of your goons monitoring our IP addresses, just how many honest opinions would you be expecting? Especially after the way you guys merrily detain any civilian under ISA based on your whims and fancies?)

“As I work to update my skills, I will need your input and response to let me know how I am doing. The insight of the online community increasingly reflects what is important to Malaysians and I am eager to gain that perspective. (Didn’t you people write off the relevance of the blogging community just recently? Speaking with a forked tongue again?)

“I hope this website will initiate an open and vital dialogue, exploring our Malaysian identity, purpose and direction. As a father of two teenagers, I am both familiar with and resigned to heated debate and disagreement. (Hhhmmm…makes one wonder if our future PM can’t even win a debate with his teenage girls, and I don’t think it’s about national or worldy issues ya, how is he expected to command the respect of the nation?)”

Let’s proceed as the extended family we are. Let’s practise courtesy in our discourse and make understanding the primary goal of our interaction,” he said. (Still can’t believe he actually thinks anyone will be falling for this “We are A Happy Family” crap!!”

Najib also encouraged people to join him in defining Malaysia and the role Malaysians must play in its future. (Najib’s definition? We work like donkeys while they go golfing in Taiwan)”

Each of us, despite our differences, shares a desire for a better tomorrow.’ Each of us wants opportunity, respect, friendship, and understanding.’ Each one of us, in our unique way, is Malaysian. -Together, we are One Malaysia. I hope we will keep this conversation going,” said Najib. (Coming from someone who absolutely has no credibility or integrity left, this rings utterly HOLLOW!!!)

Isn’t it just infuriating that some people have such thick skulls that they have yet to accept the reasons behind the rakyat’s rejection of their leadership…they still think it’s the faults of the bloggers and the only way to stay in power is to “counter these cyber liars”. It has yet to dawn upon them that their policies laced with corruption, oppression, croynism, racism, etc are the reasons for them being hit with one “tsunami” after another….sigh……..

I have always wondered what the BN government will be doing to cling on to power and fight this takeover by Pakatan Rakyat and DSAI. To be honest, I know many of us were and are still worried about the possibility of chaos and riots being created, but I’d like to believe today’s Malaysians are no longer as naive as they were in yesteryears, where riots were easily sparked. If you’ve seen photos of the gathering in Kelana Jaya Stadium two days ago, you’d know what I mean, that majority of Malaysians no longer view each other with contempt and suspicion, what more to raise daggers at each other……which is, by the way, exclusively reserved for UMNO politicians.

Then, it dawned on me, that UMNO is most probably using the entire might of their MSMs to confuse the steadfast supporters of Anwar, and the blogosphere to turn the tablesI!!!! Smart but not smart enough my friends!!

So what made me come up with a conclusion like that? Check out what’s been going on since Anwar’s 2pm “916” press conference……..

Counter Attack 1

Last nite, right after DSAI’s press conference, I received an sms, which I believe a lot of Malaysians have received too, about DSAI being a con-man and that this cross-over scheme is all one big con job and the joke’s on us….all because Lim Guan Eng was quoted by Malaysiakini as saying that the 916 strategy was that of a “psychological war”. Hello, of course lah it’s psychologicall! We all know the strategy involved making them piss in their pants!! Don’t twist this into something that meant playing a joke on the rakyat.

Counter Attack 2

RTM had a late night program yesterday about DSAI’s press conference where they called on viewers to sms their thoughts and opinions. Needless to say, all the smses were critical of DSAI and very pro-BN…..well…duh!!! It’s RTM people!!!

Counter Attack 3

DPM launching his “We Care. We One Big Happy Family” website. Have checked it out, by the way, out of curiousity, as our DPM is not exactly known to be a writer or witty for that matter. At the moment, there’s nothing there except for a very rosy and glossy introduction to who the “great” man is. *Gag*

I’m sure there’ll be more coming out at us the next following days and like RPK, I pray that Anwar moves fast, as this country really needs to get back on track. We’ve been cursed with a non-performing government since Badawi took over and as confirmed by the man of the hour, Zaid Ibrahim, the PM has basically lost the control and respect of his ministers and party members….which basically explains why this ship is sinking.

Posted in anwar, Anwar Ibrahim, Article, blogosphere, Current Affairs, erniejean, hypocrite, Malaysia, malaysiakini, malaysian, Meaningless, Najib Tun Razak, News, Observation, Observations, People, Politicians, Racism | Tagged: , , | 18 Comments »

A Year Ago on 916…

Posted by ella-mae on September 17, 2008

With all the excitement surrounding DSAI’s 916: How could I have forgotten what happened on September 16th last year? On 916 a year ago, Nurin Jazlin Jazimin’s lifeless body was found stuffed in a bag left in front of a shop. While her parents and loved ones mourn her lost, her killer is still out there: free to torture and kill more children.

How many more children do we have to lose before you begin doing your job, PDRM? How many more Sharlinies and Asmawis have to go missing before you start doing something? How many more Lai Ying Xins have to die before you stop serving your political masters and perform your duty as you have pledged to the people the people of Malaysia?

Children of the Shadows

(For All the Lost Children)

What sentinels watch over us, the lost,
who fly as shadows
What vengeful archangels take wing,
keeping account of everything,
While we are bound to life
between two earthly planes?
While only tragedy and emptiness remains?

What empty rhetoric has drowned the cost
in vapid shallows,
Simplistic terms for everything,
leaving the poison in the sting,
While our remembered life
still bears the bloody stains?
For sometimes justice lies, when love has severed veins.

Where were the ones who always cared for us-
when we were screaming?
The ones who kissed away our pain,
kept us amused through weeks of rain,
Taught us about the Father, Son and Holy Ghost?
Where did the grownups go, when we needed them most?

Where were the strong ones, who were there for us
when we were dreaming;
Who saved us when nightmares lashed the rein,
banished the monsters once again,
Who told us of guardian angels;
all the Heavenly Host?
And where is justice, when the world needs it the most?

Away with your rhetoric, and legends born to save.
No-one can help those crying out beyond the grave.

Posted in Crime, Current Affairs, ella-mae, Human Rights, Malaysia, malaysiakini, malaysian, murder, News | Tagged: , , , | 8 Comments »

For updates from Permatang Pauh…

Posted by ella-mae on August 26, 2008

Quite a number of bloggers are reporting from Permatang Pauh today. Here are the links;

ZORRO-UNMASKED

THE PEOPLE’S PARLIAMENT

ANIL NETTO

MALAYSIA-TODAY

TUKAR TIUB

PERMATANG PAUH DOT COM

BABBLE FISH

Posted in Anwar Ibrahim, blogosphere, By Election, Current Affairs, ella-mae, News | Tagged: , , | 5 Comments »

Consensual Sex: Will Saiful be charged as well?

Posted by ella-mae on August 7, 2008

Anwar was charged under section 337B in court this morning. MalaysiaKini has the news here.  A lawyer confirms section 337B refers to consensual sex and not assault.

Since consensual sex against the order of nature is a crime, don’t you think it’s kinda odd that ONLY Anwar was charged in court today? And why exactly is Saiful Bukhari under police protection?

And Uncle (Auntie) Pet, what say you now?

I thought earlier Saiful was willing to swear upon the  Holy Quran that he was violated by Anwar. Violated, kena rogol, sexually assaulted!!!! That’s what Saiful claimed earlier… no mention of consensual sex!!! Like hello, what’s happening, Saiful? Looks like the police  “main your belakang” olredi.

Updated at 1:19pm.

Here’s Saiful Bukhari’s first entry at his blog.Monday, July 7, 2008

Buat Rakyat Malaysia…

Assalammualaikum dan Salam Sejahtera Rakyat Malaysia,

Dengan ini, saya Mohd Saiful Bukhari Bin Azlan ingin mencabar Anwar Ibrahim supaya BERMUBAHALAH di hadapan para ulamak.

Kepada Rakyat Malaysia yang dikasihi, Ingin saya tegaskan disini bahawa isu ini adalah ISU PERIBADI antara saya dan Anwar. Saya harap agar seluruh rakyat Malaysia bertenang dan tidak termakan dengan taktik kotor si MUNAFIK yang sedang dalam kelemasan ini.

Saya terima segala tohmahan dengan hati terbuka dan tidak sesekali mempersalahkan rakyat dalam hal ini.

Sebagai mangsa, saya berhak untuk mendapat pembelaan.

“Yang HAK Pasti Berdiri, Yang BATIL Pasti Jatuh”.

ALLAHUAKBAR!!

Sekian,
Saiful Bukhari.
Posted by Saiful Bukhari at 11:11 PM

So what is it la… victim or willing participant???

Posted in anwar, Anwar Ibrahim, conspiracy, Current Affairs, ella-mae, Famous for Wrong Reason, Homosexuality, malaysiakini, News, sex | Tagged: , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments »

SUHAKAM DOWNGRADE

Posted by Oscar the Grouch on July 28, 2008

The article in the Sunday Star, 27 July 2008, entitled Suhakam in danger of downgrade” makes an interesting read. It was pointed out that Suhakam, the Malaysian Human Rights Commission, has been slapped with a show-cause notice by the International Coordinating Committee of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, or ICC for short, to explain, within a year, why it should not have its status downgraded.

The downgrade, if carried upon, will be a demotion from a status Grade A to a status Grade B. The impact of this relegation would be two fold – firstly, Suhakam would lose its right of participation in the United Nations Human Rights Council sessions; and, secondly, Suhakam would be stripped of its membership in the Asia-Pacific Forum on National Human Rights Institutions, or APF for short, and be relegated to a non-voting member. The latter effect, in respect of the APF membership, is a total slap in the face of Malaysia, as it was reported that the country is hosting a four-day APF forum, starting today.

However, I believe that this is something the Government should see coming, given the incessant criticism against the implementation of Suhakam and the drafting of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia Act 1999. The condemnation of Suhakam has started way back in year 2000, the year of which Suhakam has been in operation. It is hard to believe the Government has not taken heed of any of the critique and censure; instead it allowed Suhakam to descend to this embarrassing level of international condemnation.

In order to fully appraise this issue, I would like to touch, briefly, on how Suhakam and the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia Act 1999 came about:-

A background history

Malaysia became a member of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, UNCHR for short, in 1993. At that time, Tan Sri (now Tun) Musa Hitam was appointed to represent the country to the Commission. It was from there, that a proposal was made to the Government, to establish a Human Rights Commission for Malaysia.

Human Rights Commission of Malaysia Act 1999

The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia Act was enacted in 1999. The main purpose of this Act is to establish the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia, or in Malay, the Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia, or Suhakam.

Functions of Suhakam

Primarily, its function is to protect and promote human rights. Suhakam can, on its own motion, or on a complaint made by aggrieved persons, inquire into allegations regarding infringement of human rights. Other ancillary functions include, advising and assisting the Government in formulating legislation and directives; recommending to the Government with regard to subscription or accession of treaties in the field of human rights.

Powers of Suhakam

Suhakam has the power to visit places of detention and make necessary recommendations. It can also issue public statements on human rights as and when necessary. Other powers include conducting programs, seminars and workshops.

Members of Suhakam

There shall be not more that 20 members. Members are to be appointed by the Agong, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister. Members hold office for a period of 2 years but shall be eligible for re-appointment.

Criticism against Suhakam

Suhakam’s powers of inquiry are somewhat restricted. For example, if a complaint is the subject-matter of any court proceedings or has already been determined by the court, Suhakam shall be required to halt the inquiry. Similarly, if during the inquiry, the allegation then becomes the subject of a court proceeding, Suhakam must immediately cease the inquiry.

Even after the inquiry shows an infringement of human rights, there is nothing that Suhakam can do. At most, it can refer the matter to other relevant authorities, presumably the police, with the necessary recommendations.

Compare this to the Philippines, for example. The Philippines Commission of Human Rights, back in 1986, has worked with the Department of Education to implement the study of human rights in school. The study has been integrated into the school subjects. This has also been done at colleges and university level, where subjects and courses of human rights are offered. Further, the Philippines Commission has also set up a Financial Assistance Program to provide temporary relief to victims and their families of human rights violations.

In Indonesia, the Indonesia Commission of Human Rights practice is to provide a public statement after an investigation. Two reports will be made available concurrently. An extended document will be submitted to the Government, whilst an abbreviated version will be released to the public through the mass media.

The Indonesia Commission of Human Rights also has the power to investigate even though a matter is under the jurisdiction of the courts, as opposed to the situation here.

Another criticism includes its procedure of appointment. The current process of appointment by the Prime Minister gives an impression of non-independence. In Thailand, the appointments of the members are made by an independent panel, to avoid bias.

Further, as a form of protection to whistle-blower, immunity should be granted to people filing complaints.

Conclusion

It is quite disheartening to read the proposed downgrade of Suhakam by the ICC. Had the Government taken due attention to the warning signs and had taken the appropriate actions, we do not have to face such embarrassing censure.

To make matters worst, we are actually far-behind in human rights implementation compared to our neighbors such as Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines. I do wonder how much funds have been allocated for the current APF forum, of which we, as host country, are the laughing stock of the participating members. Truly embarrassing.

Updates 9.00am July 28th:

Suhakam cries foul over being downgraded
By FLORENCE A. SAMY & NURBAITI HAMDAN

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Human Rights Commission ((Suhakam) is crying foul over the potential downgrading of its Grade A status by an international committee.

Read more here.

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