When I receive 10 comments, I will upload the not doctor photos of Ms. Elizabeth Wong.
When I receive 10 comments, I will upload the not doctor photos of Ms. Elizabeth Wong.
From the newspaper article as follows, the Transport Minister said,
“As for the vendors, it will be a joint venture between local and foreign vendors,” he said, but declined to elaborate.
Well, I can tell you that the system is already up. Malaysia already have the capability to capture cars and vehicles’ speed. There is no need for another vendor. The vendor the Transport Minister mentioned is probably a fictitous one. Then the money will go into UMNO political fund. I am sure Malaysians have heard of http://www.itis.com.my . that system can track vehicles and vehicle speed. So, there you go malaysians. your hard earned tax money goes to a fictitous vendor. It will probably cause RM 50 million for this fictitious vendor. This money will be pocketed to UMNO and UMNO can continue bribing Malaysians. Is this the future you want ?
Get ready to throw Barisan Nasional out.
Published: Saturday February 21, 2009 MYT 1:18:00 PM
Updated: Saturday February 21, 2009 MYT 5:37:43 PM
New automated road enforcement system by year end (Updated)
By LISA GOH
KUALA LUMPUR: The Transport Ministry will implement an automated enforcement system this year aimed at increasing efficiency and curbing corruption.
Minister Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat said that the system, similar to that practiced in several countries, would, for instance, warn road users that they were entering an area where there were speed traps.
Traffic offenders who are caught speeding will also have their summonses issued directly to them.
“Accident-prone areas will be identified and will be equipped with the necessary gadgets, so that if anyone commits an offence, it will be caught on camera.
“The system must be able to substantiate with evidence that can be produced in a court of law that a road offence has been committed,” he told reporters Saturday at the Titiwangsa MCA Chinese New Year open house.
He added that the new system would not burden the people as the quantum of the fine would remain the same.
“The difference now is that by doing so, there will no longer be discretionary exemption for fines,” he said.
He also said that cases of road rage could be more accurately monitored.
When asked, Ong said the system had been approved by the Cabinet and would be rolled out in stages nationwide by the end of the year.
The current system was “not flawless’’, he said, adding that the Ministry had to continually come up with ways to improve enforcement, and tackle the weaknesses, including the problem of bribery.
“This idea of this system has been ongoing for a while, even before I became Transport Minister but it never took off.
“As for the vendors, it will be a joint venture between local and foreign vendors,” he said, but declined to elaborate.
This UMNO fucker asks his people to accept him as the Menteri Besar / Mayor of State. What the fuck. If the people do not accept you, then fuck off. You cannot simply make use of the Sultan’s name. You all balless. One with no balls or testicles or guts would rely on somebody else. That’s you. Fucking Dr Zambry
Published: Saturday February 21, 2009 MYT 4:28:00 PM
Updated: Saturday February 21, 2009 MYT 5:31:54 PM
‘Please accept me as MB’: Zambry to Perak people
IPOH: Mentri Besar Datuk Dr Zambry Abd Kadir has appealed to the people to accept the Sultan of Perak’s decision to appoint him to rule the state.
Dr Zambry said he was aware that people were wondering whether he was truly the MB.
“I understand the question and I want to make it clear that I would not be here if my position was considered illegitimate and illegal.
“I ask from the heart that we show our readiness to the Sultan,” he said during his inaugural meeting with school principals and headmasters at the state secretariat here on Saturday.
Dr Zambry urged the people to not be overcome by emotion and to view the situation in an objective manner.
Saying he did not want to influence everyone, he called on them to look objectively at the actual causes behind the crisis recently taking Perak by storm.
“Please come to your senses. A person who is overcome by anger will not be able to come to the best decision. Let us show respect to the Sultan,” he added.
Dr Zambry added that he would not let the political crisis of the past few days, since he and his exco members were barred from assembly sittings, affect his duties as mentri besar.
Earlier, he assured educationists that the state government would continue policies to improve the quality of education, enhance the marketability of graduates, promote ICT in schools and dispense aid to institutions in need. Among other things, he announced that Perak would receive over RM25mil for education as part of the country’s economic stimulus package.
Of that figure, he said some RM2.45mil would go to preschool programmes, RM8.38mil to government-aided religious schools, RM5.96 to government-aided missionary schools, RM2.24mil to Chinese schools and RM6.82mil for Tamil schools.
Noting the reaction from those assembled, Dr Zambry urged schools officials who urgently needed upgrades and equipment to inform him so that he could request more aid from the Education Ministry.
The state also announced a RM50,000 allocation for schools to buy or upgrade orchestra equipment.
KUALA LUMPUR: Is business in Malaysia looking down the barrel of a gun? Judging by what an independent power producer (IPP) tried to pull with a Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) subsidiary recently, it looks like it.
The incident occured during negotiations between TNB subsidiary Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) and the IPP on Thursday afternoon.
The IPP is also said to be Sabah-based.
Present were 14 people, including TNB officers, representatives from the IPP and the TNB subsidiary, as well as lawyers and an official from the Energy, Water and Communications Ministry.
The discussion was to thrash out a deal for TNB to purchase power from the IPP, which has a 100MW capacity.
The going was tough and one of the SESB officials told the IPP representatives not to twist their arms.
"The leader of the IPP’s team said ‘arm-twisting is nothing’, then took out his pistol and brandished it in front of them," said a source.
The move left the negotiating team in shock, which only intensified when the man, a Datuk, took out his gun again and laid it on the table as the discussions went on.
The incident was all the more alarming as it happened at TNB’s National Load Dispatch Centre (NLDC) in Bangsar — a top security facility designated "Key Point Level 1", for areas of national security importance.
The NLDC is responsible for maintaining the flow of power to the entire country. Anyone carrying any weapon into the premises has to declare it at the entrance — something which was not done by the IPP’s team leader.
TNB’s top management is furious over the incident, and a police report was lodged yesterday.
It is believed that Special Branch had also been informed.
According to sources, TNB is also going to write to the Energy Commission on what transpired.
The progress of the negotiations is unknown.
When contacted, Brickfields deputy police chief Supt Azri Abd Rahman confirmed that a report had been lodged.
However, he noted the report did not indicate any element of threat or intimidation. "We are still investigating and will ascertain the truth of the matter."
|Probably my last message to Malaysians|
|Posted by admin|
|Monday, 16 February 2009 11:29|
This country needs major political, economic and social reforms. The next two years are going to be most trying years indeed. And expect a snap general election within 18 months of Najib taking over if he does take over on 1 April 2009.
NO HOLDS BARRED
Raja Petra Kamarudin
Tomorrow, I will probably be detained under the Internal Security Act. Anyhow, before we talk about that, let me start by giving you my prediction for the two by-elections scheduled for early April.
In 2004, BN won the Bukit Selambau state seat with a majority of 7,695 votes and in 2008 they lost it with a majority of 2,362 votes. (See the chart below). In the coming by-election, I forecast a voter turnout of around 26,000 and a majority of 3,500-4,500 for the opposition.
For the Bukit Gantang parliament seat, in 2004 Barisan Nasional won with a majority of 8,888 and in 2008 it lost with a majority of 1,566. (See chart below). This time around, the voter turnout will be roughly 42,000 and the opposition will win that seat with a majority of 5,000-8,000 votes.
Okay, I am forecasting this even before I know who the candidates are. Well, I have no choice. On Tuesday, 17 February 2009, the Federal Court is due to hear the appeal against my release from Internal Security Act detention and I really do not know what the outcome is going to be. Chances are, I have but 24 hours left as a free man and if I do not write this article today I never will.
On 7 November 2008, the Shah Alam High Court ordered my release from detention. The government has appealed this decision although it did not see the need to appeal the decision of the Shah Alam High Court acquitting Abdul Razak Baginda of the charge of murder without his defence being called.
I was in court last week to witness the performance of the three judges and what I saw did not give me much confidence. First of all, we asked for a quorum of seven judges, or at least five. But the court turned us down and fixed a quorum of only three judges. And two of the three judges appear to be hostile towards us from the word ‘go’. It looks like my fate has been sealed even before the case goes to court.
Anyway, I know for a fact that it was not Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi who ordered my detention. He was not even aware I had been detained. The order came from Deputy Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and since I am bent on making sure he never becomes Prime Minister on 1 April 2009 I really do not blame him for wanting to get me out of the way.
My friends and family want me to leave the country and to seek political asylum in another country. They feel I can still continue with the struggle in a foreign land. But I am against that as much as my wife pleads that I consider this. I am no quitter and I do not run. I shall stay and fight till the very end even if that is the last thing I do.
If I have to lose my freedom so be it. That is the price we pay for opposing the powers-that-be. But I shall not go quietly or make any deals to secure my release with those who walk in the corridors of power.
I was given an option. Take the money and become rich or go to jail. I refused the money and instead chose jail. This is my choice and no one can convince me to do otherwise. No doubt I will have to pay for this and it will be a heavy price that I shall have to pay. But this is the price of the struggle and the price does not come cheap.
I shall not submit. I shall resist till the end. I stand on right and I oppose what is wrong. Amar makruf, nahi munkar , as Islam would say. We must uphold right and oppose wrong. That is not only the Islamic way but also the way of all religions. And even atheists believe in this, so you need not believe in God to subscribe to the concept of amar makruf, nahi munkar .
Over thousands of years countless people have met their deaths just because they stood on the side of right. What I have chosen to do has been done by so many who are now nameless and faceless. So it is nothing so special that I do which has not been done before.
My resistance will continue. But I will have to continue my resistance behind the barbwire fences of the Kamunting Detention Centre. It will now be up to you, those who are free, to continue where I left off.
My resistance, however, will have to take on a new form. I will no longer be able to write or speak at ceramah s. My voice has now been silenced. But I can still speak the words of silence, which will be my new form of resistance.
I shall no longer open my mouth or utter one word during my detention. I shall maintain the silence of a mute person. I shall not sign any documents of the so many documents that they make you sign when under detention. My signature is not going to be placed on a single shred of paper.
By doing so would mean none of my family members or lawyers would have access to me. Yes, that is the price I shall pay for ‘not cooperating’. I know this and I am prepared for it.
I shall refuse all medical treatment and visits to the hospital. I shall refuse to accept any food and water supplied by the Kamunting authorities. I shall refuse to leave my cell or to meet any of the prison authorities. In short, I shall shut myself out from the world and keep to my own world of my eight feet square cell.
This action will mean I shall survive at the most seven to eight days. By the end of that period I shall be dead. I am prepared for that. They plan to imprison my body for the rest of my life. But I shall release my spirit from my body and will again be free. They can keep my body and they can do whatever they want with it. But they will never be able to keep my spirit. I shall separate my spirit from my body and deny them the pleasure of incarcerating me.
This is a decision I have taken and no one can make me change my mind. And this is probably the last article of mine that you shall read if they send me to Kamunting tomorrow. Keep the struggle going. I shall no longer be able to join you in that struggle. The work is far from finished. This country needs major political, economic and social reforms. The next two years are going to be most trying years indeed. And expect a snap general election within 18 months of Najib taking over if he does take over on 1 April 2009.
I lay down my life for this nation of ours called Malaysia. I will sacrifice myself for the sake of the struggle. There is very little left I can give at this point of time other than my life. For those who stood by me all these years, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I go with a heavy heart. But my heart is heavy only because I have but one life to give.
Death is not the end. Death is but the beginning. It is the beginning of a new journey that none of us can escape and will one day embark upon. It is not something to be sad about. It is something to rejoice.
Please continue your struggle to make Malaysia a better place for our future generation. This country belongs to them and it is for them that we struggle. For some of us, our time is already almost up. We do not have many years left. Many have gone before us. Many friends who started out with us in 1998 are no longer around. But they left this world in the hope that one day Malaysia will be the country that we dream it would be. And that, too, must be our dream.
I pray and hope that the Putrajaya Federal Court will uphold the decision of the Shah Alam High Court to free me from ISA detention. But if it reverses that decision then we must be prepared for that as well. And if the Federal Court does what I fear it will do, goodbye Malaysians, my comrade-in-arms. We shall meet again, one day, although not in this world but the next.
KUALA LUMPUR: Selangor state executive council member Iskandar Abdul Samad should retract his recent statement claiming that Elizabeth Wong may have been sabotaged by someone who was at the receiving end of her environmental crusade.
Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association patron Datuk Eddie Chen said Iskandar should make the retraction to “safeguard his reputation and good working relationship with developers.”
Iskandar’s statement on Wednesday had claimed the sabotage on Wong could be owing to her no-nonsense approach to environmental and other issues, leading to someone “framing” her by circulating her scandalous pictures.
Iskandar, among other things, said Wong might have stepped on someone’s toes as she played a prominent role in ensuring that the state government issued a blanket ban on hillside development in the state following the Bukit Antarabangsa landslide on Dec 6.
Chen said Iskandar’s statement implicating developers was simplistic and offensive.
“We will never use dirty tactics to get what we want. Rehda is not a political party. We seek to change government policies through technical and professional arguments and by lobbying.
“We may have disagreements with YB Elizabeth, but we are willing to wait until we can convince the Government of safe slope development.
“We have numerous outstanding issues with Government, some 20 to 30 years old but we persevere through well-defined arguments, never through dirty tactics,” said Chen.
SHAH ALAM: It could be her no-nonsense approach to environmental and other issues that led to someone “framing” her by circulating her scandalous pictures, executive councillor Iskandar Abdul Samad said of his colleague Elizabeth Wong.
Iskandar, who is in charge of housing, building management and squatters, said Wong could have stepped on toes since she took office 11 months ago.
“She has been very firm when dealing with environmental issues and the culprit could have been anyone at the receiving end of her crusade,” he said.
He noted that Wong played a prominent role in ensuring that the state government issued a blanket ban on hillside development in the state following the Bukit Antarabangsa landslide on Dec 6.
Iskandar said Wong had also been uncompromising with polluters, whom she called bio-terrorists.
He said it was frightening that such a crime could befall other exco members.
“If the culprit or culprits succeed in removing an ‘unfriendly’ exco member, this can be repeated again and again,” he said.
GEORGE TOWN: Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Datuk Seri Ahmad Said Hamdan said that there was strong evidence to show that Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim misused his powers over the maintenance of his personal car and the distribution of 46 cows worth RM110,400 for slaughter during Aidil Adha celebrations in his parliamentary constituency of Bandar Tun Razak last December.
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief commissioner Datuk Seri Ahmad Said Hamdan said the commission had completed its investigations and the matter would be referred to the Attorney-General (AG) for further action.
“We would suggest that legal action and so on be taken, as we have strong evidence for both the cases that abuse of power has taken place.
“Although we can make a decision to press legal charges, but the commission feels that it is better if the AG makes a decision.
“Since it involves a VIP, it is better that the case is referred to the AG, as there might be certain parties not satisfied with the investigation by the commission ,’’ he told reporters after the ground-breaking ceremony of the building of the state commission’s staff housing on Friday.
This follows a report lodged on Feb 6 by Selangor Umno Youth, alleging that Khalid had used state funds to pay for the maintenance of his personal car.
Its Shah Alam head Azhari Shaari, accompanied by the Kuala Selangor, Ulu Selangor and Kota Raja Youth chiefs, lodged the report at the Selangor Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in Shah Alam.
He said they were filing the report on behalf of the state Umno Youth and claimed that they had evidence that Khalid had misused his power.
On Wednesday, Khalid filed two defamation suits against Sungai Besar state assemblyman Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo over allegations related to his personal car, a Lexus, and the purchase of 46 cattle.
The suits were over “Lexus is my own, says Khalid”, a report in the News Straits Times on Jan 15, and “Lepaskan jawatan MB”, published in Utusan Malaysia on Jan 23.
“On my client’s part, there are no transgressions as he has the documents to back up his purchase of the Lexus and on the purchase of the cattle, which was made solely by PKNS and donor firms, without his involvement,” Khalid’s lawyer Sankara Nair had said then.
During a separate press conference, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said he regretted that MACC had allowed itself to be used as the government’s legal instrument.
“Why is it that the MACC is slow to react when it involves Barisan Nasional leaders, but when it comes to Pakatan Rakyat leaders, action is taken almost immediately,’’ he added.
Lim said MACC should be like a bird that is able to fly at all times and not only at certain times.
“Is MACC a crooked bird?’’ he asked.
GEORGE TOWN: An envelope containing two live bullets and a death threat had been mailed to DAP chairman Karpal Singh’s home in Jalan Utama.
In his police report lodged at the Penang police headquarters this afternoon, Karpal Singh, a lawyer, said his clerk Ahad Hassan found the envelope sent from Perak in his postbox at his home about 8.15am on Thursday.
“I was in Kuala Lumpur yesterday when my clerk Puan Nazimah informed me on the phone about the envelope which was handed to her at about 9.45am at my legal firm in Green Hall here,” Karpal Singh told waiting pressmen at the police headquarters at 12.20pm.
“When opened, Nazimah found the envelope contained two live bullets and a hand-written letter. I told her to keep the envelope and its contents in my office safe until I came to Penang Friday to lodge a police report for the police to launch a thorough investigation.”
The writer threatened that Karpal Singh and his family would be harmed for showing disrespect to the Malay Rulers.
Karpal Singh said this was not the first time he had received such a threat, adding that the police had done nothing after he lodged a police report in Kuala Lumpur last May upon receiving a live bullet with a letter outside his office in Jalan Pudu Lama.
PETALING JAYA: Hilmi Malek, the man in the middle of police investigations into Elizabeth Wong’s scandalous pictures, could be charged in a Syariah Court for various offences if she admits to their relationship.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said although Wong was a non-Muslim, her testimony was valid in a Syariah Court.
“Any confession by Wong of a relationship can lead to her boyfriend being charged with zina (unlawful intercourse) or khalwat (close proximity) in a Syariah Court,” said Zahid.
Ahmad Zahid, who is in charge of Islamic affairs, said the Syariah Court had no jurisdiction to charge Wong as she is a non-Muslim.
However, if Wong confessed to having a sexual relationship with Hilmi, the punishment would be heavier for him, he added.
“On this matter, I agree that the man must be brought before the Syariah Court to clear his name and her name,” he said.
Selangor Religious Department public relations officer Mohd Hidayat Abd Rani said there needed to be sufficient evidence to charge Hilmi for khalwat.
“If the department’s officers caught them together during a raid or there is a witness who saw them together alone (in a room), only then can they be charged,” he said.
He said the department could only remind people not to behave in such a manner.
Civil and Syariah lawyer Akbar Din Abdul Kader. however, does not think that a confession from Wong would be a wise option.
“What happens if he denies the allegation or does not confess? She would then need to produce four witnesses,” he said.
“The Penal Code is the best form of action for her. Under the Penal Code, the scope of investigation is wider and the punishment heavier.”
Wong’s lawyer Derek Fernandez said she would take legal action if there was any violation of her rights in the publication of the pictures or other material.
“The police have informed us that they will prosecute anyone who publishes the pictures,” he said.