Saturday, January 24, 2009

Inilah luahan hati isteri tahanan ISA.Malaysiakini.

Buku ini dihasilkan oleh 3 orang wanita iaitu Saudari Roha Hassan, seorang aktivis Jamaah Islah Malaysia(JIM), Puan Aliza Jaafar, isteri pada bekas tahanan ISA dua kali YB Saari Sungib, ADUN Hulu Kelang dan saya sendiri.
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Sunday, January 18, 2009


Satu komen yang istimewa yang terdapat di dalam blog Dato Kadir Jasin:

Greenbottle said...
reading the post and some of the comments, it makes me wonder...why do the supporters of umno can't see that umno is beyond saving? umno dah terlalu rosak. rebranding ke, pembersihan ke will not do any good.

the only way out for the good people who support umno, is this: just leave and join PAS. DO THE RIGHT AND BRAVE THING. SIMPLY DISBAND AND JOIN PAS.

bagi kalangan yang dah rosak teruk, corrupt dan tak boleh baiki lagi tu...well, these people can form another parti. call it parti pak man telo.

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Abdul Wahid bin Endut ( PAS) won the Kuala Terengganu by-election P (36) today.
The official results are :
PAS : Abdul Wahid bin Endut 32,883 votes.
BN : Datuk Wan Farid bin Wan Salleh 30,252 votes.
Independent : Azharudin bin Mamat 193 votes.

PAS vice-president Ahmad Awang: “The win shows that Pakatan Rakyat is a viable coalition… This win is not just for PAS but for Pakatan Rakyat.”

Friday, January 16, 2009

‘Envelope journalism’ in KT?

‘Envelope journalism’ is a term, popularly used in countries such as Indonesia, the Philippines and elsewhere in Asia, to refer to the unethical practice of bribing journalists in the form of money, gifts or the use of facilities to journalists in an attempt to seek favourable media coverage.

It is rather very disturbing if such a practice did prevail in the run-up to the Kuala Terengganu by-election as reported below, and here too.

Such an attempt is especially disconcerting when it was alleged that it occurred at the state information department’s media centre, something that would run counter to the claim made by the Information Minister last year that there was no such thing as ‘envelope journalism’ in Malaysia.

Hat off to those journalists who were ethical enough to return the money that was offered to them.

Malaysiakini reports, among other things:

Journalists given money

In another development, RM300 cash was distributed to more than a dozen journalists at the state information department’s media centre in Kuala Terengganu.

Journalists were asked to list their names, the organisation they worked for and telephone numbers on a blank piece of paper by a media centre staff before being given a white envelope containing six RM50 notes.

Four Malaysiakini journalists wrote their details on the paper without knowing about the money.

The four later returned the envelopes with a total of RM1,200 to the media centre staff. Several other journalists have done the same.

The media centre staff could not answer when quizzed about the source of the money.
At 6pm, two journalists from Chinese-language online news Merdeka Review lodged a police report on the matter at the Terengganu police headquarters.

Information Ministry denies roleMeanwhile, according to a Bernama report later in the day, the Information Ministry denied making any payment to journalists covering the by-election.
Information Minister’s press secretary Hisham Abdul Hamid said the ministry had never directed any of its officers to do such a thing.

“This has never been the practice of the Information Ministry,” he told Bernama.


Filed under: ARTICLES (LATEST) 17/01/2009, politics — sjsandteam @ 12:09 am

KUALA TERENGGANU, Jan 16 (Bernama) — The Information Ministry today denied making any payment to journalists covering the Kuala Terengganu parliamentary by-election, polling for which is tomorrow.The press secretary to the Information Minister, Hisham Abdul Hamid, said the ministry had never directed any of its officers to do such a thing.

“This has never been the practice of the Information Ministry,” he told Bernama here. The Mandarin version of the Malaysiakini portal today reported that an Information Ministry officer had given envelopes containing money to journalists covering the by-election.

Meanwhile, two journalists of lodged a police report over an allegation that they had received a white envelope containing money from an officer serving at the media centre set up for the by-election. The report was made at 7.13pm at the Kuala Terengganu district police headquarters.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Will The K.T. Electorate Vote For Change?

Will The K.T. Electorate Vote For Change? - Laman M@RHAEN By: Kim Quek Jan 12, 2009

In the most daring act to bribe the electorate of Kuala Terengganu (K.T.) to date, Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak dished out 583 government contracts in a “lucky draw” fashion to each and every Class F contractor present at the Wisma Darul Iman in Kuala Terengganu on Jan 10, the fifth day of the K. T. by-election campaign.

These contracts (valued between RM 30,000 to RM 200,000 each), which were claimed to be for infrastructure works in the local township, were distributed in random by having the contractor to come on stage to click on the computer. And upon pressing the button, a contract would be awarded to the contractor, details of which – nature of works and contract price - would instantly appear in a big screen in the hall. Thus the contractor would walk home with his “prize” (a contract with a pre-determined price), with no question asked on his track record or suitability for the works assigned.

Najib Razak, who launched these innovative awards, proudly claimed this as “a world record”, saying that “In this lucky draw, everyone wins. Every one gets a contract.” He further added that if Barisan Nasional wins in the coming Kuala Terengganu by-election, there would be more and bigger such contracts, so that the Class F contractors (confined to Malays, for small contracts) would “continue to make money and the country’s economy would continue to grow”.

While Najib may be entitled to claim he has scored “the world’s first” for having satisfied every one of the hundreds of contractors present, few can share his pride over such bizarre method of disposing government infrastructure projects.

For a start, contracts for infrastructure works are usually awarded gradually over a period of time, as and when the needs for such works arise, as determined and initiated by the engineers and the local authorities. These contracts are never awarded in a torrent of hundreds within a single day any where in the world. Granted that this may be part of the stimulus package announced earlier to counter current economic hardship, there is no possible justification to cram such a staggering number projects in one go, especially when these are confined in a small township like Kuala Terengganu. Needless to say, massive wastages and redundancies will be the inevitable consequences.

Then, what about the track records and skill compatibility of the contractors with respect to the projects at hand? Without proper interview and scrutiny of the awardees, how can the government be certain that the projects are awarded to the right contractors?

Next, there is the question of price. Without tenders or negotiation, how can the government ensure fair pricing? In fact, over-generous pricing is expected, or else Najib would not have said: “I see everyone present here is jubilant and clapping his hands, every one has got a government contract, how can they be not grateful to the government and not strongly support Barisan Nasional?” (Sin Chew, Jan 11)

It is clear that this “lucky draw” award of contracts is an irresponsible act of public squandering aimed at inducing voters to support BN. For this move, BN was promptly condemned by the National Institute of Electoral Integrity as abusing government machinery to dish out financial benefits during election campaign.

Deplorable as the act is, this is but one of an endless series of similar monetary inducement amounting to tens of millions of ringgit in the form of cash payments and allocations handed out by BN in the K.T. constituency since the run up to polling which will be held on Jan 17.

In fact, on the same day (Jan 10) as Najib handed out the “lucky draw”, he also handed out RM 8 million to 20 religious schools, which are mainly located in Terengganu state.

Recognizing the minority 8,787 Chinese votes (11% of total) as pivotal in this election, the Chinese community has been bombarded almost daily with allocations and cash payments totaling no less than RM 12 million, such as:
RM 3.3 million for construction of a new community hall.
RM 2.8 million for furbishing a completed hall in a Chinese school.
RM 3 million for 10 Chinese schools
RM 2.7 million cash distribution to 9,000 Chinese for the coming Chinese New year (this annual payment was brought forward to reap the goodwill of Chinese electorate for the coming poll).
Miscellaneous payments to temples, guilds and other communal bodies.

All these financial bonanzas, handed out within the few days since nominations on Jan 5, are clearly intended to induce voters to vote in favour of the BN candidate, and therefore constitute “bribery” as defined in paragraph 10 of the Election Offences Act 1954, for which the culprits are punishable as prescribed in paragraph 11 of the same Act. Regrettably, the election commission under the new chairman Abdul Aziz Yusof, who vowed to ensure clean and fair election, has remained silent over these BN offences. Neither has the newly formed Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), which prides itself as a replica of the famed Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) of Hong Kong, appears to have been stirred by such glaring corrupt practices.

Such monetary assault on the electorate, combined with the daily brainwashing by BN’s propaganda machines, also known as the main stream media (local newspapers and TV channels), has once again made a complete mockery of our election as cornerstone of a democratic system of government.

With all the institutions tasked to uphold the rule of law either unwilling or incapable of fulfilling their constitutional roles, it is now left to the 80,000 electorate of Kuala Terengganu to play as guardians to uphold justice and democracy by disciplining the wayward ruling party with a negative vote.

In this connection, it is heartening to take note of how the neighbouring Kelantan state has valiantly fought off similar corrupt assault by UMNO/BN for the past two decades. Under the corruption-free administration of PAS, the people of Kelantan, who are almost completely Malay Muslims, have proven themselves to be people of high moral fibre as they have successfully overcome the persistent coercion and temptation presented by the UMNO/BN federal government through abuse of federal authority and improper monetary inducement. No doubt, their devotion to Islam, which abhors corruption as a grave sin, must have been an important factor that contributes to their moral courage.

Will the Terengganu Muslim constituents, who form 88% of the K.T. electorate, prove to have the same moral strength as their Kelantan brothers by rejecting the decadent values of UMNO/BN?

And will the minority Chinese constituents gaze beyond the immediate monetary gains to vote for change – a change that would mean the rejection of a defunct political power and one step closer to turning a new leaf for the nation?

Coming at a time of power transition following the political tsunami of the 8 Mar 2008 elections, the outcome of this K.T. by-election will have significant impact on the future direction of country’s political development. It is therefore earnestly hoped that the people of K.T. will rise to the occasion to make the right choice for the nation.

- Kim Quek

Monday, January 5, 2009

Program Penamaan Calon PAS esok

05 January 2009


7.30 Pagi - Berkumpul di perkarangan Pejabat PASTI Negeri di Jalan Pusara

8.00 Pagi - Solat Hajat

8.30 Pagi - Perarakan bermula dari Jalan Pusara menuju ke Jalan Sultan Ismail - Bulatan Ladang - Jalan Sultan Mahmud - Stadium Negeri

9.00 Pagi - Penyerahan borang pencalonan10.00 Pagi - Masa bantahan

11.30 Pagi - Pengumuman oleh Pegawai Pengurus SPR

12.00 Tgh - Bersurai

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Umno & BN are splitting and breaking up instead

Sunday, January 04, 2009
Umno & BN are splitting and breaking up instead

Posted by: viktorwong
In the most recent statement by the Umno information chief Tan Sri Muhammad Muhamad Taib saying that the Pakatan Rakyat would eventually split due to the differences between the three parties mainly DAP, PKR and PAS in their respective principles and objectives.

We would like to remind Tan Sri Muhammad, these differences shown in the Pakatan Rakyat does not mean our coalition is splitting and would not last. The differences as demonstrated in the Pakatan Rakyat coalition reflects the true nature of democracy in practical which has been carried out by DAP, PKR and PAS in making known to the public of their differences and to prove that even so, we could still come up with joint resolution and work towards strengthening our opposition coalition.

The true democracy as shown by the Pakatan Rakyat also demonstrate the transparency nature of communications between all coalition parties which will also reflect to the people and voters that differences between partners can be debated and mutually discussed in order to provide and to gain better understanding amongst parties concerned. Therefore, in Pakatan Rakyat no parties are dominant and all coalition partners are treated equally.

The major differences here is Barisan Nasional (BN) even though a coalition of political parties consist of Umno, MCA, MIC, Gerakan, PPP, SUPP, SPDP, PRS, PBS,UPKO, PBB, LDP and the rest, it operates like a secret society. All its issues and matter are discussed in a closed door manner and the people and the voters are not allowed to gain any information on the inside communication between them.

Umno, being a dominant party in the BN dictates and decides most of the coalition policies, where all its component parties are required to follow them strictly without any debates, discussions and so on. Whoever or if there are any members of MCA, MIC, Gerakan, PPP, SUPP, SPDP, PRS, PBS, UPKO, PBB or LDP who voted against or abstain on any policies or proposal tabled in the parliament or state assembly, the said member would be penalized or punished with suspension or possible expulsion.

So, is there democracy in BN actually? The simple answer is no, because Umno is dominant and the others would just listen and listen blindly without debating the disadvantages over the advantages. There are no real collective voice in the BN coalition when it comes decision making as a whole as every single move in the coalition has been decided by Umno and its supreme council.

BN is failing because of Umno is failing. The very reason behind these failures are because Umno is very, very much tainted for decades with corruptions, vote buying, money politics, factional fighting, and power tussles amongst top leaders from within. Every faction in Umno are fighting to take control of the party and encourage the other BN component party leaders who supported the respective Umno factions to do so. So, when Umno’s infighting starts, the other BN component parties will follow. For an example, when Abdullah retires in March 2009, then Najib takes over as both prime minister and Umno president, the pro-Najib factions in MCA, MIC, Gerakan, PPP, SUPP, SPDP, PRS, PBS, UPKO, PBB or LDP will also make their moves to tussle with their respective leaderships.

Therefore, the fact here is Umno and BN are splitting and will fall apart slowly and painfully.

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Thursday, January 1, 2009





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This is to inform you that DAP ADUN, PJU DAPSY Chief Lau Weng San will be paying a visit to a 100-year-old folk at 76 Jalan SS 3/64 Petaling Jaya on 2nd January 2009 10:30am.
The old folk, named K S Narayana Iyer a/l Subramania Vadhyarm, is born in 1908 and is discovered as a 100-year-old citizen after the state government did a search under Mesra Usia Emas programme.
Your reporters, photographers and cameramen are very much welcomed to cover the event.
Thank you.
Lau Weng San, 016-323 1563.