Yahudi pun penjarakan pemimpin perogol. Di Malaysia, panas diperkatakan tentang seorang ahli politik (yang seperti Kastav adalah juga bekas Menteri Palancungan) terlibat kes merogol bekas amahnya. Laporan tersebut dibuat pada tahun 2007 dan dipercayai diperap oleh PM ketika itu. Betul atau tidak laporan NGO tersebut, wallahualam .. sepatutnya kita siasat dengan terperinci. Tak boleh biar orang tuduh pemimpin kita melakukan jenayah terkutuk tanpa siasatan. Tapi pasal kita dah tak siasat dan kes tu dah terpendam, sekarang ni tampak macam kita telah cuba mengabui mata rakyat.
Miri Secondary School stays, well done, Muhyiddin!
The guys at The Sarawak Updatesays many did not expect Muhyiddin, the DPM and Education Minister, to send the DG himself to look into the Sekolah Menengah Sains Miri issue. Well done, said they. Read the Sarawak Update's report SM Sains Miri tidak jadi berpindah.
His greatest fear, or so Tan Sri Muhammad Ali Hashim said so himself in an interview the other day [Business Times, Dec 22, Why They Want Me Out], was that there were parties that wanted him out of Johor Corp so they could strip the group of its assets. Well, with the assurance given by the new JCorp CEOhereAli Hashim need not have those fears anymore and should pack up gracefully. JCorp Chairman, who is also the Menteri Besar of Johor, has also given the same assurance.
Ali has been at the top of this game for nearly 30 years. Long enough, by any measure. Way, way too long, by some.
JCorp, formerly Johor State Economic Development Corporation, started operations in 1970. Its first CEO was the late Tan Sri Bashir Ismail, a great man whose memoirs I helped edit just before he passed away a couple of years ago.
A DATUK SERI .... Now Zakhir Mohamad, the Umno blogger, has published what he says is the NGO report made in 2007 on the claim by a former Indonesia made that she was raped by her VVIP ex-employer. This is the report said to have been sent to the Indonesian and the US embassies as well as to the Prime Minister's Office when Pak Lah was PM.
Go to his bloghere for the rest of the report. The Unspinners , a top right wing site, has called for the Minister's resignation.
p.s.Big Dog and The Unspinners' latest postings remind me of Bujai's question, Are we helping PR to win Tenang seat? Are these pro-Umno bloggers providing the ammo for the Opposition during their campaigning for the Tenang by-election?
Are they? I don't think so. The Opposition has this report in its possession for a while now. Ask Husam Musa, if you don't believe me. They were going to use it as a "weapon" at the right time. Or, at least, that was the plan. Now that the pro-Umno bloggers have exposed this, the element of surprise is gone and this has ceased to become a potential weapon that could promote anyone's political agenda.
And why should it be a political weapon, in the first place? This is an alleged crime by an individual against another. It should have been dealt with back in 2007!
Close the school, move the kids out, but NOT 120km away, please! The news portal Sarawak Update says the parents of 400 students are upset with the Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Muhyiddin Yassin for agreeing to this.
An editor at SU told me the new location for the secondary school is "deep in the jungle, where the roads are like hell, no electricity and no hospital nearby". It's hard not to sympathize with the parents and the students. You don't close a school in KL and relocate it in Jelebu, do you?
By the way, Miri is a 50-50 seat, election speaking. And the state election is just round the corner.
Sheih Kickdefella, who recently parted ways with PAS, which had engaged him to lead a propaganda war during the PRU12 in March 08, also has his take. He said Husam Musa's party which now rules Kelantan and Kedah knew of the report on the so-called "Rapist Minister". Read his"Allah Ta'Alla Maaf Dah".
MAID IN AMPANG: J Lo in the movie Maid in Manhattan.
Shamsul Yunus says if it's true the said Minister had raped his maid, he should face the music. And if Abdullah Ahmad Badawi had covered up for the Minister, the MACC should investigate the ex-PM for abuse of power.
ALLEGED MAID RAPE IN 07. I have not been able to lay my hands on a said Wikileaks series of diplomatic whisper in 2007 regarding the alleged rape of an Indonesian maid by a Cabinet minister then.
I can't say for sure it existed in the first place. But there has been talk. And there is this report by an international non-governmental organization which committed to paper that the rape did, indeed, happened in Kuala Lumpur some 3 years ago,. The report included an interview in July 2007 with the purported rape victim from her village in central Java. Copies of the report were said to have been given to the higher-ups in the US Embassy and the Indonesian Embassy. A copy was also sent to the Prime Minister's Office when Abdullah Ahmad Badawi was PM, a source said.
The maid had been working for the politician for eight years when the alleged rape took place. She is married and has two kids with her Javanese husband. According to the report by the NGO, the husband knew of the incident but not the children.
They, however, refused to press charge in 2007 out of fear and shame.
Tajudin Ramli (and other brave Malay entrepreneurs) of old. My column in The Malay Mail yesterday (Remember the Old Guards) is a big flashback to the good old days when Anwar Ibrahim was Finance Minister, or thereabout, a time when the system produced some of the most outstanding Malay businessmen, including Tajudin Ramli who pioneers, with or without Anwar's help, the superhighway that enables get so connected today. And today, these men are being hounded, sometimes for no clear reason. Old proxy wars between politicians, aided by machais who are today in powerful positions?
The article is a subtle reminder for today's businessmen (and today's and future Finance Ministers, too): the wheels keep on turning .... nobody stays at the top all the time.
Malaysia, says our former prime minister, has always been closely watched by Singapore, CIA, and other spies. For that reason, he believes that Singapore former prime minister and now Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew knows what Anwar Ibrahim did or did not do.
I bumped into Dr M just now as he was leaving The Loaf, his restaurant at Bangsar Village 2. The reporters were there and they wanted to know what Dr M thought of the Wikileaks on Malaysia, including remarks allegedly made by Singapore diplomats about Malaysian politicians.
"That's their personal opinion. We have our opinion about them too. We think they are so rigid that they can't see beyond what Lee Kuan Yew tells them."
Bugger. So, we all support press freedom, right? We all signed up the petition to defend WikiLeaks, eh? Now, according to Wikileaks, the Aussies and the kiasu Singaporeans knew about Dr Anwar and Saiful all along, about it being a set-up and how Dr Anwar had known that it was an entrapment but didn't - or could not - give a damn.
Because it is Wikileaks, more people will believe that Saiful was buggered. Right?
By the way, I haven't signed the petition to support Wikileaks.
Caught in political sex trap
Philip Dorling and Nick McKenzie
December 12, 2010
Trying times ... Anwar Ibrahim leaves court after appearing at his sodomy trial in August. Photo: Reuters
MALAYSIAN opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy charges are the result of a ''set- up job'' which the politician ''walked into'', according to an assessment by Australia's peak intelligence agency. A leaked US state department cable reveals that Singaporean intelligence officials told their Australian counterparts that Dr Anwar engaged in the conduct for which he is accused, a claim he has steadfastly denied.
Australia's Office of National Intelligence also states the conduct was the result of entrapment by Dr Anwar's enemies.
The cable is one of several that deals with the highly explosive private views of senior Singaporean officials, including claims that:
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>Malaysia is in a ''confused and dangerous'' state due to its incompetent politicians; >Thailand's political elite are dogged by ''corruption'' and the country's crown prince is ''very erratic and easily subject to influence''; >Japan and India were struggling to deal with China's influence due to their ''stupid'' behaviour; > and some Asian leaders wanted the junta to retain power in Burma to ensure the country's stability.
The cable that deals with Dr Anwar's sodomy case, dated November 2008 and released exclusively to The Sun-Herald by WikiLeaks, states: ''The Australians said that Singapore's intelligences services and [Singaporean elder statesman] Lee Kuan Yew have told ONA in their exchanges that opposition leader Anwar 'did indeed commit the acts for which he is currently indicted'.''
The document states the Singaporeans told ONA they made this assessment on the basis of ''technical intelligence'', which is likely to relate to intercepted communications.
The ONA is also recorded as saying that Dr Anwar's political enemies engineered the circumstances from which the sodomy charges arose.
''ONA assessed, and their Singapore counterparts concurred, 'it was a set-up job and he probably knew that, but walked into it anyway','' the cable states.
Sodomy is illegal in Malaysia and carries a jail sentence of up to 20 years.
Dr Anwar, a former Malaysian deputy prime minister, was jailed in 1999 on charges of corruption and sodomy after a falling out with then prime minister Mahathir Mohamad.
He later had his sodomy conviction overturned and was freed from jail in 2004.
In 2008 he was charged again with sodomy. Dr Anwar has maintained the case against him is fabricated and trumped up by his political enemies who fear his political resurgence.
The case against Dr Anwar has drawn widespread international criticism and has included some bizarre twists. Earlier this year, a prosecutor in the sodomy trial was dropped after she was accused of having an affair with the star witness.
The witness, 25-year- old Mohamad Saiful Bukhari Azlan, worked as an aide in Dr Anwar's office. He has accused the 62-year-old of sodomising him in an apartment in Malaysia.
Earlier this month, Australian politician Nick Xenophon travelled to Malaysia to observe Dr Anwar's ongoing court proceedings, which were adjourned.
In December 2009, a month after ONA's brief assessment of Dr Anwar's case, the Malaysian criticised Kevin Rudd for not meeting him during his visit to Australia. He accused Mr Rudd of appeasing Malaysia's ''corrupt leaders'' by snubbing him.
''He [Mr Rudd] was too obsessed with interests of getting the two countries together [and therefore] appease Malaysia's corrupt leaders,'' Dr Anwar said at the time.
SYED MOKHTAR TO THE RESCUE. The world's richest Malay has emerged as the odds on favourite to capture Khazanah Nasional Bhd's 32.2 per cent stake in Pos Malaysia Bhd.
A decision on the sale is expected soon. It could cost the tycoon, whose family hails from Bukhara in modern day Uzbekistan, about RM700 million.
Syed Mokhtar is experiencing a renaissance of sort, after being kept out of the loop by the Abdullah Badawi administration.
It hasn't been a good year for Pos Malaysia, being hauled up by the Parliment's Public Accounts Committee. Syed Mokhtar will be expected to do what he has done in DRB-Hicom - haul up the deadwoods, and turn the rank and file into a fighting force ready for war! Syed Faisal Albar, a former CEO of NST, is the current group MD of Pos Malaysia.
F 1MALAYSIA. My latest column in The Malay Mail talks about the Lotus vs Lotus affair. Why Proton has decided to enter the Formula One fray when there are already two Malaysian teams - Petronas and Team Lotus/Lotus Racing - is the question Malaysians will be asking. Is this about ego or putting the country on the map and the podium?
Cynical reaction: Not everyone has faith in the MACC
WAR ON CORRUPTION WINS KONSENSUS SUPPORT. Finally, a Member of Parliament brave enough to give praise to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commisison (MACC) for its untiring efforts to fight corruption. Read Tahniah, SPRM the blog post by Zahrain Mohd Hashim, the MP for Bayan Baru. Zahrain represents neither the government coalition (BN) nor the Opposition coalition (PR). He is Konsensus Bebas.
I agree with Zahrain absolutely. The MACC needs our support to fight corruption. Take the move to arrest and charge former Selangor MB Khir Toyo yesterday. Some people on twitter were quick to say that this was an election ploy by the Barisan Nasional government. They have their own reasons to be cynical but let's give credit where it's due.
On a different note, apologies for not updating my blog since last week. And a belated Maal Hijrah. Due to some connectivity problems in the boondocks where I live, my cyber activities have been limited to the Twitter. One of my tweets last week ...
Unbelievable. The Audi Q5 ... There's a one-year queue for this baby in Malaysia
Despite extortionate prices, unreasonably high import taxes, killer duties, and after all that talk about how unattractive the national cars are, and that the used car market sucks, and APs are making a few rich at the expense of the masses, and all that whining and bitching .... WE will have more than 20 million registered vehicles by the end of this year.
2009 alone, more than ONE MILLION new vehicles were registered in Malaysia!
The PM's 700 Mhz Bolt. Only a few people weren't grinning as they came out of last Monday's meeting between the PM and the telco bosses ... CLICK TO READ MORE
The article looks into what happened at Monday's closed-door meeting and why the telco bosses shouldn't be grinning to widely. The consumers are paying too much, sometimes for bad service, and we haven't been smiling for a while now ..