Saturday, February 21, 2015

Murder With Recourse:Why Western Media Blacked Out Sirul's Story ?

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It's like a nuclear fallout to many Malaysians, the biggest scoop of the century with politicians from the opposite camp having a field day drawing their knives going for an overkill.

DAP Lim Kit Siang was having the biggest thrill of his life poking murderous pun at PM Najib here.

When it rains, it pours in Malaysia, but it's all quiet on the Western Front........ 


Why did the Western media blacked out Sirul's story?

I have trolled the Internet numerous times hoping to hook onto some reputable media in the West reporting the story first hand, there was none. Every search I made took me to pages of either Malaysian Insider, Malaysiakini, or some other Malaysian news portal or blogs.

Western media hungry for story like this seemed to have avoided the convicted killer like a leper. Not a single reputable Western media have published the story. The Australian media known for its rapacity for this kind of news have not had a single mention of the story.

Why are the Western media giving Sirul a wide berth and our Malaysian news portals and opposition leaders were having agonising orgasms of Sirul's story. A story from a man whose life hang by the thread, a convicted murderer who now openly admitted to the crime and a crime committed with recourse, but he has not named the person that order the execution.

In the West, I believe they are more conscientious that a convicted killer not be allowed to profit by selling his/her story.

Who did Sirul speaks to? 

There is no guessing who needed this kind of story the most for political mileage.

Saril's interview was with Malaysia's most popular pro-opposition news portal...Malaysian Insider and Malaysiakini, the most partisan and lopsided newsmakers with irrefutable loyalty to the opposition's cause. The disclosure have generated a raging thunderstorm among opposition leaders and their supporters.

How do you reconcile the irony of this convicted felon's conflicting statements............ that he obeyed order from higher up to kill Altantuya, but on the other hand said he had not admitted to the murder. 

He questioned the method he was convicted making it sounds as if circumstantial evidence used by the court was wrong. Many murderers from all over the world had, in the absence of direct evidence, been convicted on circumstantial evidence.

That was his story, but more mystifying is......... who let the horse bolted?

How did Sirul get his passport? How did he manage to pass through the immigration's blacklist? Was his name on the black list in the first place, or someone removed it to make it easy for him to escape? All these are questions left unanswered. 

How could a convicted murderer like him escape detection by the Immigration Dept when bankrupts and people who can't pay up their income taxes are barred from leaving the country, but a convicted murderer can leave the country without hindrance?

Shouldn't the Director of Immigration be hauled up to explain how the horse bolted the stable?

In most cases you do need a motive to kill someone. Most of the time you kill to cover your crime leaving no witnesses behind.

Sometimes, rapists killed their victims if they are known to the victims to cover the crime, as they say "dead man tells no tales"

Why are many Malaysians in ecstatic overdrive?

Is it showing that PM Najib has become very unpopular with the people?

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Anwar: Blow by Blow

By Gopal Raj Kumar

  1. Anwar Ibrahim did nothing to reform the system when he was an insider. And mind you, he was sitting at its apex and even acting as prime minister between May and July 1997.He did nothing towards a repeal of the ISA, OSA, Emergency Ordinance or Sedition Act. Nor did he roll back the restrictions imposed by the Societies Act and the UUCA.
  2. In the 16 years that Anwar was rising up the Umno ranks until he was a heartbeat away from the very pinnacle, he made no changes for the better from the inside. On the contrary, it was he who poisoned Umno’s well through expanding and entrenching the culture of patronage and money politics.
  3. He is no democrat. In 1995, the Umno general assembly decided that the top two posts should not and would not be contested in its 1996 party election.
The assembly instructed that only Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Anwar could be nominated for president and deputy president respectively. Anwar was deep in the bowels of the BN system that has been dubbed a “guided democracy”.
Neither is Pakatan democratic. In the DAP, the first families of Lim and Karpal rule like as if the party is their personal fiefdom.
Guan Eng’s younger sister Hooi Ying is Penang DAP secretary. Three of Karpal’s children – Jagdeep, Gobind and Ramkarpal – are YBs. Ramkarpal was gifted an inheritance of his father’s Bukit Gelugor Parliament seat.
As for the PKR first family, Daddy is Anugerah Tuhan aka ketum parti, Mommy is president and Oldest Girl is vice president. There’s even talk of Younger Girl being given the chance to contest Permatang Pauh, previously rotated between her parents.
What democracy are Pakatan people talking about?!
  1. Anwar was so Machiavellian in the ruthless way he toppled Ghafar Baba. Anwar was confirmed twice as Umno deputy president – in the 1993 and 1996 general assemblies.
He planted cells everywhere, appointing his coterie to vital and pivotal positions in the superstructure of the state. He was like a giant octopus with tentacles spread over the Umno machinery and the entire government bureaucracy. In short, he was a control freak.
Side note:
Man-in-a-hurry Anwar only served as Dr M’s deputy in Umno for five years (1993-1998) before trying to oust his boss. Unlike the treacherous Anwar, Tun Razak was a loyal deputy to Tunku Abdul Rahman. Tun Razak was Umno deputy president for 20 years (1951-1971) until Tunku resigned his party presidency in June 1971.
  1. True, Anwar was infamously given a black eye by the IGP but he was certainly not “beaten to within an inch of his life” as his declared by his lawyer. Reminder:A member of the Bar is not an aspiring novelist (or is he?). Hence he should always endeavour to be more factually precise in his expression and refrain from engaging in hyberbole.
Anwar, on the other hand, is an acknowledged drama queen. If you’ll recall, he had also alleged that he was being poisoned with arsenic. Oh, and the stage props – that ubiquitous neck brace and the wheelchair

Monday, February 16, 2015

Free Quran:Muslims Have Evil Intention ?

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Free Quran? No thanks. What’s your motive?

Hi Bhai, next time do a bit of research before you open your big mouth.

What the difference, the Christians do it with their Bible.You can find a copy of the Bible in every room in every 5-star hotel all over the world including Malaysia.

Lest you forget the Malaysian government never stopped these hotels from allowing them to be party to helping missionary work for Christendom.

The Gideon Bibles placed in hotel rooms (in Malaysia and all over the world) and hospital wards (in many Western countries, but not in Malaysia) is for the purpose of spreading the Christian faith.

Free Qurans.....FREE! means free, you can accept the gift or politely reject it. 

Why is it when Christianity do, it's OK, but when Islam do, Muslims have evil intention?

Thursday, February 12, 2015

"Behind every great man there is a great woman"........she makes you, or destroy you!

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"Behind every great man there is a great woman"........she makes you, or destroy you!

Acrimonious Split Rattles Malaysian Premier’s Family

The announcement last week by top Malaysian banker Nazir Razak of his intention to file defamation charges against bloggers believed connected to a close friend of his brother, Prime Minister Najib Razak, has laid bare what has been whispered about for months in Kuala Lumpur.
There is a growing, acrimonious rift in the Razak family, much of it over the deeply indebted government-backed investment fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd, and Najib’s siblings’ relationship with the prime minister’s wife, Rosmah Mansor, partly because of her ostentatious flaunting of enormous wealth.  Rosmah, in addition to concerns about her behavior, is believed to have convinced her husband to initiate the 1MDB fund, which is backed by the Ministry of Finance.
One of the questions circulating in Malaysia’s business community is whether the family feud might result in problems for CIMB, the fast-growing Malaysia-headquartered bank that Nazir heads and which has become one of Southeast Asia’s leading financial institutions. Observers say CIMB owes at least some of its rapid growth to its connections to the family and hence to UMNO. “Its political connections are probably no longer a slam dunk asset for Nazir,” a business source with connections to the government told Asia Sentinel. 
“The brothers openly criticize Rosmah at dinner functions and family events,” a well-wired source told Asia Sentinel.  “I have heard them myself. Nazir’s family has moved to Oxford, where he spends 60 to 70 percent of his time. His elder brother Nizam spends time with his family in Boston. The two elder brothers Johari and Nazim also cannot get along with Rosmah.”
It was Nazim, according to two sworn declarations, one by a business associate of Rosmah and the other by the late private detective Perumal Balasubramaniam, who played a role in forcing Bala, as he was known, out of the country in 2008 after he issued an initial statement that Najib himself had been the lover of Altantuya Shaariibuu, a Mongolian woman murdered in 2006 in one of Malaysia’s most notorious killings and who was peripherally involved in a massive bribery case involving the sale of French submarines to Malaysia.  After Bala made the statement, he was told to get out of Malaysia and was given a hefty bribe to do so. Allegedly it was Nazim, a Kuala Lumpur architect, who took Balasubramaniam to the Hilton Hotel in Kuala Lumpur to write a statement recanting his version of the relationship between Altantuya and Najib. 
The acrimony is so bad that some of the family have spent their Hari Raya holiday – the celebration at the end of the fasting month – in Phuket and Singapore to avoid going to the prime minister’s obligatory open house, the source said.
A truly great woman below:

One of the greatest woman of the 20th century, stood by her man, care for her poor people.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Putsch On Najib?: New York Times Dalam Bahasa Melayu

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This could be the first for the New York Times, an article in Bahasa Melayu.

The question is why did NYT go to such extent with its story on Malaysia's current PM and his family involvement in some very questionable deals.

Are there invisible hands behind this putsch on Najib? 

Was it mere incident that the article was published a day before the judgement day of Anwar's sodomy case? The Federal Court decision is expected out today.

Below is a an abridged version in Bahasa Melayu.

You can read the unabridged English version here.

You can also read the full length article  "Towers Of Secrecy" here. 

Urusan pelaburan di AS oleh seorang rakyat Malaysia yang rapat dengan ramai orang ternama menimbulkan tanda tanya

Taek Jho Low mulai mendapat perhatian umum semasa beliau masih lagi dalam usia 20-an, apabila beliau mulai menghabiskan ribuan dollar bersama rakan-rakannya di kelab-kelab malam sekitar Manhattan. “Spekulasi mulai timbul tentang dari manakah sumber kewangan Jho datang,” lapor The New York Post.
Namun, sejak itu, persoalan yang berlegar-legar tidak lagi hanya tertumpu kepada kehidupan malam beliau. Low memperlihatkan dirinya kepada umum sebagai seorang pelabur yang besar dalam bidang perniagaan dan hartanah di Amerika Syarikat. (Read in English.)
Walaupun Low mempunyai hubungan rapat dengan beberapa orang kenamaan, namun begitu, terdapat sebuah keluarga yang terus-terusan dikaitkan dengan Low, iaitu keluarga perdana menteri Malaysia sendiri, Dato’ Seri Najib Razak. Low mulai berkawan rapat dengan keluarga Najib semasa Low masih belajar di sebuah sekolah tinggi swasta terkemuka berhampiran kota London. Baru-baru ini, Low turut terlibat dalam pembelian sebuah unit kondo mewah bernilai RM 117 juta di tengah-tengah bandar New York oleh anak tiri perdana menteri tersebut, di samping membantunya dengan syarikat perfileman yang telah menerbitkan filem “The Wolf of Wall Street” dan “Dumb and Dumber To.” (Teruskan membaca di sini dalam Bahasa Inggeris.)


Jho Low CreditIllustration by Michael Hoeweler 

Unit kondo mewah dan syarikat perfileman tersebut kini dipaparkan di dalam sebuah siri projek siasatan global oleh New York Times yang meneliti aliran wang asing yang masuk ke Amerika Syarikat, dengan menjadikan unit-unit kondominium di dalam bangunan “Time Warner Center” sebagai titik fokus.
New York Times mendapati bahawa walaupun sebahagian besar wang asing ini datangnya daripada sumber kekayaan yang sah, namun beberapa rakyat asing yang memiliki unit kondo di Time Warner Center telah menjadi subjek dalam beberapa penyiasatan kerajaan. (Teruskan membaca di sini dalam Bahasa Inggeris.)

Projek ini turut memaparkan artikel-artikel tentang ahli-ahli politik dari Mexico (akan datang minggu ini) dan Rusia (akan datang minggu ini), dan juga tentang seorang ahli perniagaan kontroversi dari India (akan datang minggu ini). New York Times juga mendapati bahawa kini, lebih setengah daripada pembeli-pembeli unit kediaman mewah di bandar New York memilih untuk melakukan pembelian secara rahsia dengan menggunakan tabung amanah atau jenis syarikat yang lain, daripada memilih untuk menggunakan nama mereka sendiri.
Pada tahun 2011, Low telah membeli sebuah penthouse di Time Warner Center bernilai RM 109 juta dengan menggunakan sebuah syarikat yang rahsia. Pada masa yang sama juga, Low mulai dikritik oleh umum di Malaysia. Kritikan tersebut mempersoalkan peranan Low dalam pembentukan 1MDB, yang merupakan syarikat pembangunan strategik milik kerajaan. Sejak itu, parti pembangkang dan juga beberapa ahli UMNO terus mempersoalkan 1MDB, di mana lembaga penasihatnya juga dipengerusikan oleh Najib sendiri. 
Baca seterusnya.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Are The Chinese Overly Sensitive, Or Politicking ?

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Malays are seldom racists, misguided maybe, but there is no inherent racism in them. Ibrahim Ali and those of his ilk is a different kettle of fish.Even they are not racists, they are just very angry Malays.

Ismail Sabri's choice of word may not be pleasing to some people's ears, but he made a very specific and profound statement...."boycott the Chinese traders who refused to lower prices" , the emphasis was on "those who refused to lower prices"

If people have not read between the lines there would not be a problem, or allegation of racism. He did not say boycott all Chinese traders, just those who refused to lower prices.

Can you blame him?

Let's get our perspective right, the reality, almost 90% of retail businesses in this country are in the hands of the Chinese in urban and semi-urban areas and the majority of consumers are Malays/Bumiputras with limited spending power. 

The non-Chinese outlets are minute, insignificant and immaterial to mention.

Sometimes, when push comes to shove, bluntness get noticed.