Showing posts from October, 2014

Umno/BN govt cannot control Napoleonic civil servants

Sarawak leader says Christian items grab reflects rising religious extremismBY DESMOND DAVIDSON Published: 1 November 2014 Pastor Maklin Masiau (in red shirt) serves the rural areas of Sabah and Customs seized 574 books and 419 CDs containing the word ‘Allah’. The move has angered leaders in Sabah and Sarawak who claim that Putrajaya is ignoring the 10-point solution on the use of ‘Allah’ in Christian literature. – Facebook pic, November 1, 2014.While the latest seizure of Christian materials containing the word “Allah” at klia2 in Sepang last weekappears to be resolved, Sarawak's outspoken minister Tan Sri Dr James Masing views the episode as ominous and portends growing religious extremism in the country. The seizure is not the first in Malaysia, despite the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) government'spledge in 2011to allow such materials in states where Islamic law was silent on the matter.  “Moderation and religious tolerance and respect have been cast at the wayside,” he sa…

Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail arrogance

Report me for abuse of power, AG tells the people October 31, 2014 I don’t prosecute at my whim and fancy, says AG Abdul Gani. PUTRAJAYA: Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail said that he did not make the decision to prosecute at his whim and fancy but based on the law. The power of prosecution was used sparingly based on police reports made and discretion of the Attorney-General under Article 145 (3) of the Federal Constitution. “The decision to prosecute was made jointly. I did not make the decision on my own. I did not accuse people at my whim and fancy. Whether the people like it or not is not an issue as it is based on the law.” Abdul Gani said he was ready to be investigated if there were formal complaints and proof that he abused his position in the prosecution of cases. The dissatisfied groups were advised to report the matter to the police or to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). “Report me if there is abuse of power. I have no problem,” he told Bernama after the …

The Rise of the Students' voice in Malaysia

Anwar enters alma mater, delivers last speech in darknessBY AMIN KHAIRUDDINOCTOBER 27, 2014
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim speaks to students from on top of a truck on the perimeter of University Malaya, October 27, 2014. — Pic by Choo Choy MayKUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27 — Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim finally makes it to his alma mater, Universiti Malaya (UM), which had tried earlier to keep him from delivering his address to the student population by closing all the gates into the campus here. The Dewan Tunku Canselor, the venue for the talk titled "Anwar Ibrahim: 40 Years from UM to Jail" and organised by the university's student council, is closed and blanketed in darkness. The university administration had cut power to the area just hours earlier, ostensibly for maintenance reasons, though the timing is questionable. But the 67-year-old UM alumnus is undaunted. He climbs onto the back of truck parked across the road from Dewan Tunku Canselor, where the streetlights …

Concentration of powers in hands of Finance Minister needs review, says Ku Li

Concentration of powers in hands of Finance Minister needs review, says Ku LiBY JOSEPH SIPALANOCTOBER 16, 2014UPDATED: OCTOBER 16, 2014 12:40 PM 2 1Google +00 TOOLS

In ‘work paper’, Isma claims multiple global conspiracies to wipe out Malays - CRAP

In ‘work paper’, Isma claims multiple global conspiracies to wipe out MalaysOCTOBER 15, 2014 190 14Google +012 TOOLSINCREASE TEXT

Grenade attack linked to gambling kingpin

Grenade attack linked to gambling kingpin, source saysBY THASHA JAYAMANOGARANOCTOBER 10, 2014 KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 10 — The grenade attack in Bukit Bintang that killed one man and wounded 13 others yesterday was targeted at a top Imbi gangster involved in a boiling online gambling war,Malay Mailcan reveal. A source close to the police investigations said the 53-year-old man known as “Ah Hai” was seeking to expand his gambling empire by recruiting bookies from other syndicates with the promise of higher profits. This angered rival gambling syndicates that are believed to have put up a hit on him. At 4am yesterday, two hitmen hurled two grenades from the second floor of the Sun Plaza parking just as Ah Hai was leaving the Cherry Blossom club at the basement of the building with his entourage. The source said Ah Hai was at the club to negotiate a bookie recruitment drive and it is believed his rivals came to know about the meeting. “Ah Hai was meant to be killed instantly as he was ‘pinchin…