Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Power Corrupts Zarinah

 Pic of SC's headquarters taken from A Brick in the Wall's latest posting SC lied .. Stop Cooperating.

Updated, Wed 30/6/10 8am
The Star warns SC of legal action if ...
The SC's investigation officers are running amok. Yesterday, at the end of a 3-hour session with BK Sidhu, the Star journalist, the attending IO named Arif demanded that Sidhu surrender her notes to him. Sidhu had been taking notes of the Q & A, perhaps out of habit or maybe to ensure against being misquoted. She refused to hand over her notes, of course. Arif then told the lawyer representing Sidhu and The Star, Mr Tharminder Singh, to sign a statement of the proceedings. Tharminder, I was told, refused to do so because he was there just as an observer. He had been told earlier to sit quietly in the Q & A room and not to offer any advice to Sidhu. He offered no advice to his client, whatsoever, even when Sidhu refused to give up her notes to Arif.

That was when the SC's officer issues a notice under this powerful Section 134 to Mr Singh, which would compel the lawyer to come back tomorrow (Thursday) to face the SC's "firing squad".

The Star wrote to SC yesterday advising it to withdraw the notice issued to Mr Singh, or face legal action.
Original article
Is Zarinah Anwar so powerful? Based on the powers vested on the SC chairman under Section 134 of the Securities Commission Act 1993, yes she is so powerful. Bujai, a journalist of nearly three decades, wrote in his latest posting here that Zarinah is so powerful that he does not expect the Prime Minister or the Finance Minister to be able to do anything to stop her from terrorising the journos.

Do journalists need protection? The Centre for Independent Journalsim (CIJ) says Section 134 is so open to abuse. Read it here or visit the CIJ's website for their press release entitled SC interrogation shows need for journalist protection.


  1. Anonymous1:09 am

    Bro, links tu unclickable

  2. Najib Tun Razak you cannot just sit there not do anything if the report on Securities Commission is true, call Zarinah and do not leave any stone unturned to get to the bottom of this "problem" sir, with due respect!

  3. Rasputin Beliong7:05 am

    Aren't commissions created to be free from political interference? When the PM puts his finger into such institutions, the whole country will raise a hue and cry. Especially the media.

    Let Zarina do her job.

  4. Crap begets crap, greeds know no bound, incompetence breeds incompetents.

    Enough craps.
    Action must be taken or panji panji will vote Opposition again.

  5. Anonymous10:12 am

    Let Zarinah get hauled up by MACC too.
    She knows why.

  6. Anonymous10:41 am

    guys, i know the solution lah.

    we need a royal commission to overlook all royal commissions.

    yes, we need the mother of all royal commissions hahahahaha! MOARC.

    best part is, if MACC is investigating SC, it would be commission investigating commissions! hahahaha

    all is about siapa yang ter-ambik lebih komisyen!!! tak share pulak tu!! hahahahaha

    sign of very very poor and weak top mgt. anything goes it seems.

    jone of the century: commissions, komisyens, get it? duuhhh...

    bloody hope iam wrong for the sake of the country.

    umno needs to change its nappy.

    -mother of all komisyens-

  7. Anonymous11:18 am


    We should call for The Securities Commission Act 1993 be reviewed and amended. It looks like it is draconian in not allowing reasonable freedom of information.

    Lawyers should come out here and give opinions. So that we can be better informed when hitting at the harsh treatment meted out to the journalists.

    Syabas to The Star to threaten them legal action. The National Union of Journalists should do so, too.

  8. Anonymous12:27 pm

    of course she got the full power to swing.

    who gave her such a power? the NAJIB government la, stupid!

  9. Anonymous2:09 pm

    Zarinah cannot be judge, jury and executioner. Thats what the Government has empowered her to do.

    Funnily, her husband is the Chairman of the Investment Committee of Tabung Haji, one of the largest funds around..another GLC...ground or grounds for conflict?

    MACC investigated SC on the PKFZ bond issue matter. SC approval required for bond issue. But you know la! She is all powerful and all knowing...

  10. Anonymous2:57 pm

    funny how a lot hv commented about amending the SCA but i can bet that they prob never have read the SCA !

  11. Bro,

    The SC's action in asking the Star's lawyer to sign a statement when he was there merely to represent his client and now summoning him for questioning smacks of highhandedness and Stalinist/Hitler type of intimidation and abuse of power.

    The same thing, arresting and going after lawyers representing their clients happened in the Brickfields police station case. Rightly, the Human Rights Commisssion inquiry has condemned the police action and recommended prosecution of the police officers concerned.

    It happened again with Rosli Dahlan, lawyer for Dato Ramli Yusuf, now being prosecuted by MACC after being called as a witness to asist MACC!!

    The SC must be put in its place and not be allowed to be turned into a law unto itself. The Rakyat pay their salaries and we have a right to ask for reasonable conduct and adherence to human rights principles!!

    The Press Corps and Bar Council must fight back or this will be another nail in the coffin for burying democracy, free press and our inalienable human rights.

    we are all of 1 race, the Human Race

  12. Anonymous11:02 pm

    Zarinah just found out that Dalila is more powerful. Dalila's so powerful that she dare to throw the chair at SC officers and her powerful bloggers friends now want Zarinah to be punished.
    Let this be a warning, dont pissed off powerful bloggers and their friends

  13. Anonymous11:17 am

    donplaypuks cakap merepek la

    sc self funding where got rakyat pay money

  14. Dear Sir,

    We are tryig to bring this to the public eye, a clear example of abuse of power.

    Would appreciate any links you can put up to us. Thank you.


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