Thursday, December 24, 2015

World windsurfing champs blame Malaysia after withdrawing from Langkawi meet

Yoav Omer and Noy Drihan won’t be taking part in the international surfing competition here as both athletes have yet to receive their visas. — File picYoav Omer and Noy Drihan won’t be taking part in the international surfing competition here as both athletes have yet to receive their visas. — File picKUALA LUMPUR, Dec 25 — Two Israeli champion windsurfers have pulled out of defending their titles ahead of Sunday’s Youth Sailing World Championships in Langkawi, Kedah, citing delays in their visa applications and the “unacceptable” demands Putrajaya purportedly placed on them.
Chairman of the Israel Sailing Association Amir Gill said Yoav Omer and Noy Drihan won’t be taking part in the international surfing competition here as both athletes have yet to receive their visas, The Jerusalem Post reported yesterday.
“The Malaysians’ demands are unacceptable, and as we haven’t received the visas, we decided not to participate. We condemn the unsporting conduct of the organising committee,” Gill was quoted saying by the Israeli news portal.
Among the alleged restrictions placed on the Israeli athletes were a prohibition on flying their flag or any symbol on their attire and surfboards to show their country of origin. Israel’s national anthem will also not be played if either athletes win the gold medal, as is customary in sporting competitions.
Gill reportedly said his country may file a lawsuit against Malaysia and the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) for not allowing its athletes to participate.
“We will not agree to be humiliated and we are considering filing a lawsuit against the ISAF and the host country in coordination with the Olympic Committee of Israel.”
Omer previously won the gold for the boys Under-19 category and Drihan won the Under-17 and Under-19 events in the championships held in Gdynia, Poland last year.
According to the official website, the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship has been a yearly championship for surfers since 1971.
The competition is open to those aged 19 and under from around the world. The 45th edition is to be held in Langkawi from December 27 to January 3, 2016.
If Malaysia cannot keep politics out of sports then it should NEVER hold any such events, embarrassing us Malaysians - some IDIOTIC bigoted officials or politicians undoing. Gross stupidity at its highest level!!  

Monday, December 21, 2015

AG fails M’sians by not charging Ali Tinju for Low Yat fracas

AG fails M’sians by not charging Ali Tinju for Low Yat fracas

Kingfisher: The nature of attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali's strong rebuttal if not outburst with regards to MCA vice-president Chew Mei Fun's pointed reference to his lack of action would leave many with the impression that he is edgy and may be rather hard-pressed in his onerous position as AG.
Especially as the role and responsibility of the position of AG demands a level of integrity that needs to be always demonstrated with clarity and conviction.
He is left with no option but to remain true to his integrity towards the onerous position he holds and this should gain him good esteem in due time if well-deserved.
As it appears the AG and inspector-general of police (IGP) have come under a lot of scrutiny.
Many concerned Malaysians would be of the opinion that the recent European Union resolution on law and practice as it pertains to our country would require a close study by these two office holders in the long-term interests of the nation.
Odin TajuĂ©: Apandi, as a judge and as AG, you have shown yourself to be someone with no moral, no principle, no integrity and no honour at least on one occasion.
You would not charge Mohd Ali Baharom aka Ali Tinju for the simple reason that he is a Malay-Muslim attacking non-Muslim non-Malays, and, as well, his vile action serves to distract the hoi-polloi from the alleged 1MDB scam and PM Najib Razak's apparent complicity in the nefarious schemes.
You are not a civil servant. You are a servant of Umno and Najib.
Discovery: Apandi, you have failed me, your paymaster, miserably. You don't possess the bravery nor the testicular gumption, and you should have known better not to have accepted the AG's post in the first place.
Having accepted the post and did nothing to prosecute Ali Tinju when the evidence of his transgression are clear for all to see shows you are nothing but a coward. You have failed all of us miserably. Period.
Slumdog: Apandi, we are not blaming you for Ali Tinju's actions, we are blaming you for not taking any action against Ali Tinju.
You chose to ignore the damning evidence of him making seditious comments. As an AG you are inept, a disgrace as a lawyer and former judge, and an obvious Umno toady.
Imraz Ikhbal: Yes, we don't blame you for the actions of Ali Tinju. We condemn you for your inaction against him. That’s an abdication of responsibility worthy of public damnation.
Hopeful123: AG, if you have already decided to let Ali Tinju off the hook, any number of video clips will not be sufficient.
Even if you had personally witnessed the incident, you would have say that it is not enough. You know why? Because you have already decided not to take action.
Shibboleth: This is like your wife asking you to fetch some ice cubes from the fridge. You open the fridge and you can't find any.
Of course you can't, because you did not open the freezer door.
Dont Just Talk: IGP Khalid Abu Bakar, peace-loving Malaysians are still waiting patiently for you to take action against Ali Tinju under the Peaceful Assembly Act (PAA).
What is taking you so long, unlike when you took action against Bersih leader Maria
Chin Abdullah?
Apandi said that there was a lack of evidence against the ‘butt-shaker’, so send more of your men out into the field to gather additional evidence.
Anonymous 122461436161429: Besides the video which the AG says is not sufficient, there were numerous witnesses who would have heard Ali Tinju’s threats and rant.
What about that evidence, AG? Still not good enough?
Anyway, it is for the judge to decide after hearing the evidence whether it is good enough to convict. Your job as AG is to put that evidence before the court.
The video, coupled with and corroborated by eyewitnesses, was full proof. Don't think they are all stupid and biased like you.
Vijay47: You are the attorney-general of a country and this is the justification you can come out with for your abysmal failure in executing your responsibilities?
You dare talk about being fair? A common thug publicly created a situation of potential racial strife and your defence is to hide behind a video recording?
Apandi, if this is all you are capable of, to whine like a goreng pisang seller, the country would be better off if you simply resigned. And that includes your good friend, the IGP.
We all know that for your services to certain quarters, you will not be sacked though drawn and quartered would be the preferred option.
Worldly Wise: Apandi must act honestly. He must do so all the time and not just some of the time as he is doing now.
 
The AG should be doing what he has sworn to do, failing which he comes under the wrath of God.
Better he resign now before he is stricken!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Ali Tinju cries ‘extreme’ over disciplinary warning from military vets

Ali Tinju cries ‘extreme’ over disciplinary warning from military vets

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 20 — Former soldier Mohd Ali Baharom, better known as Ali Tinju, has cried foul over the disciplinary action caution from the Malaysian Armed Forces Veterans Association (PVATM).
The leader of the “red shirt” movement that purports to champion Malay, Muslim rights insisted all his actions using the military association’s name were in the interest of the race and country, after a rap on the knuckles from the PVATM central leadership yesterday.
“The allegations made are too extreme. During Bersih, we saw them invite the rakyat to rise against the government. At that time, no one could stop Bersih from demonstrating in the streets, making chaos in business areas,” he told ProjekMMO, the sister publication of Malay Mail Online in Bahasa Malaysia.
“I and my colleagues in the veteran Malay military gave Ambiga warnings until she finally issued a statement that there would be no Bersih 3 and 4,” he added, referring to Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan, former co-chairman of electoral reforms pressure group Bersih 2.0 and the 2011 protest that saw tens of thousands that flooded the streets in the federal capital.
Mohd Ali has courted controversies previously with his “butt dance” outside Ambiga’s home in the wake of the Bersih 2 rally. Earlier this year, he was investigated for racial provocation outside popular tech mall Low Yat Plaza but escaped prosecution, ostensibly due to lack of evidence.
Last Friday, he demonstrated outside the Kotaraya shopping centre, calling for a boycott and urging the government to teach ethnic Chinese not to cheat.
Yesterday, the PVATM executive leadership accused Mohd Ali of making racial sentiments and warned the former soldier with the Royal Malay Regiment that disciplinary action would be taken if he continued holding activities that tarnished its image.
In response, Mohd Ali accused PVATM president Tan Sri Mohd Anwar Mohd Nor of failing to take care of the welfare of military veterans even though he has been a senator for a year.
According to Mohd Ali, Mohd Anwar was more focused in guarding his own interests and did not raise military welfare in Parliament.
“Tan Sri, though a former general [sic], is still new in the association. He has never contested. He was given power to govern the association but still failed,” he said, referring to Mohd Anwar by his title.
Mohd Anwar was formerly admiral of the Royal Malaysian Navy who was later promoted to chief of the armed forces before his subsequent retirement from defence. Previous heads of the country’s three military forces were from the army.
Mohd Ali further claimed Mohd Anwar had never raised the welfare of pensioned military veterans in Parliament and was instead just sitting on the job, despite being appointed to the Dewan Negara.
“Tan Sri Anwar’s knowledge is shallow and he is inexperienced in the NGO journey and struggle after retiring from the military,” Mohd Ali added, without elaborating.
The one time head of the Federal Territory and Selangor chapter of PVATM is also appealing to the Registrar of Societies against its dissolution.
“Since its establishment in 2009 till today, I have only received RM100,000 from the defence minister as allocation for the association. The remainder, I used my own money.
“From 2012 to 2015, not one sen in assistance was given by the Defence Ministry. Different from the PVATM, they get millions from the warrior’s fund every year. They also get taxi permits and various government projects,” Mohd Ali claimed.
 A sicko running wild in the name of the military vets ass. name. - make the military look like butt wigglers, and gangsters out of control. The military is going to be a laughing-stock if he carries on using  military vets ass. name. A moron who is either paid by Umno or Malay extremists to incite racial problems and try to cause FEAR to the Chinese community! The AG even dare not charge him for sedition or is chummy to his seditious antics!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Judiciary must be fearless, independent

Judiciary must be fearless, independent, says retired judge

Retired Court of Appeal judge Datuk Mohd Hishamudin Mohd Yunus says judgeship is a public trust. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, December 19, 2015.Retired Court of Appeal judge Datuk Mohd Hishamudin Mohd Yunus says judgeship is a public trust. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, December 19, 2015.The position of a judge is one of public trust and on no account should that trust be betrayed, retired Court of Appeal judge Datuk Mohd Hishamudin Mohd Yunus said today.
He also told the audience at a forum that judges should be courageous and assert their independence in carrying out their duties.
"What do the judges want? They want to be respected or they want to be looked down upon by the citizens?
 "It is true that there's a powerful executive to contend with, who has the power of appointment, promotion and even removal of judges in some cases," he said, in answer to a question from the audience on how to protect judges from being victimised.

Hishamudin said the threat of being victimised should not be reason for judges to refuse to assert their independence.
"A person who is meek should not accept the appointment to be a judge.
"Judgeship is a public trust and this trust must not be betrayed," he said.
He added that the risks were always there but should not hinder judges from carrying out their duties.
"We have injustices done by the executives to independent judges.
"But a ruthless executive would never be able to emasculate the judiciary by victimising judges," he said at the forum titled "Whither the Federal Constitution – Do fundamental and minority rights matter?", organised by the Bar Council in Kuala Lumpur. – December 19, 2015.

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