Posts tagged ‘police’

January 15, 2009

Fresh Thoughts on KT By-Election


To many people, the KT by-election may have little impact on the overall political scenario of Malaysia.  After all, 1 more seat to Pakatan Rakyat will not topple the BN Government.  And if BN wins this seat, it may not do much to prove that the so-called “Change” trend is stopping.

There are those that say that this is a proxy war between Najib and Anwar.  As for Pak Lah, he’s supposedly leaving anyway and whatever he leaves behind will become Najib’s baby, for better or worse.  This is at best the most impactful opinion.

But when you see the 8,000 strong police force in KT and first time in the history of any by-election and first time ever in KT, there must be something else brewing.  It is very expensive to post such a large contingent of personnel to this quiet city and to monitor an event which the Election Commission proclaimed as the least problem too.

Why are there so many police personnel in KT to begin with?

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November 8, 2008

Obama and Pak Lah – What a difference


November 5 saw Barack Obama voted as the next President of USA.  His acceptance speech continues to demonstrate his charimastic and inspiring skills to stir the masses.  He has since separated himself from other leaders previous to this by his consistent message of change and appeals to most of America as shown by the votes he garnered.  He further brings the vanquished opponents to work together for the changes needed in US.  He is both reconciliatory as well as setting the stage very well to move forward as a world leader, as the next President of USA.

November 7 sees Pak Lah making his announcement regarding the Cabinet approving the formulation of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (SPRM) Bill 2008 in a move to further strengthen the national integrity agenda.  This is something he failed to do in his past 5 years as the PM.  Now, he is rushing for time to make good his promises of reform of the judiciary and the police.

Can we see a difference between Obama and Pak Lah?

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August 12, 2008

Un-Malaysian Behaviour in Malaysia (Updated)


Everybody had something to say about the ruckus at the Bar Council forum rudely interrupted, disrupted and ultimately stopped dead in its tracks.  Seems there are some Malaysians who still live in the dark ages who can’t tell the difference between constructive discussions and damaging debates.  Anyway, the strangest thing of all wasn’t the forum itself which I understood was very professionally done.  It was the objections by people who refused to grow up.

When certain groups object to other people doing things, these people hurl racial insults, behave like hooligans and even attempt to throw petrol bombs (if they didn’t already).  The strangest thing is as follows:

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August 10, 2008

Consensual Sodomy? A likely crocked up story (Updated)


Malaysia Kini is currently carry an online poll asking “Should the Anwar sodomy charge be dropped?” Interestingly but not surprisingly, the current result shows over 92% of the 1,464 respondents say yes (read here for more updated stats).

Speak to whoever you know and there is a sense of frustration, disbelief as well as anger that this episode has been used as a public assassination of Anwar’s political career.  If this is not politically motivated, then why are politicians so keen to make a statement?  Why did the police swoop in to arrest Anwar?  Why did our dear foreign minister brief so many foreign country ambassadors?  Why is the Government trying to pretend to be not involved when the public clearly sees their involvement?  Why is Saiful being protected by the police and I presume given immunity in this charge solely against Anwar for “suka sama suka” (consensual) act?  There are more unanswered questions with more revelation by RPK too.

Protect Saiful and screw Anwar!  And we are told that this is not political.  Hah!  Are Malaysians stupid?  No we are not and don’t take us as fools please!

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August 6, 2008

Sodomy vs Economy: Who cares for us Malaysians?


It is so exciting to read about Anwar hitting the road for the impending Pematang Pauh by-election over the weekend.  Sounded like the prelude to a national transformation with speculation that he will win handsomely.  Main stream media played down his thunderous heart moving ceramahs and played up the unfortunate incident of the Guang Ming Daily’s photographer being roughed up.  One would have thought that this incident reported by the MSM being the highlight of the Anwar trail.  Sad news reporting but then again, MSM is proven yet again to be a Government propaganda machine.

Today, we know that the Pematang Pauh by-election will be on 26 August.  Shortly after that, Anwar is served a summon to appear in court tomorrow morning at 10am.  Then RPK writes another startling exposé with details of a complicated conspiracy (read here) to show how Anwar and RPK are being setup for the fall and be removed from being an obstacle to the powers to be.  This is all too disturbing to Malaysians and a cause for all of us to worry even more!

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August 6, 2008

Sodomy Allegations Abuzz with Confusion (Updated)


The web blogs and news sites are abuzz with the latest exposé of a doctor’s notes (see here and now more here) taken during his examination of Saiful.  It appears to have been recorded about 4 hours prior to Saiful making a police report on being sodomised by Anwar.  This has thrown a gauntlet into the entire police investigation or so it appears.  The Deputy IGP Tan Sri Ismail Omar wishes to “…to warn everyone, including bloggers, not to disturb police investigations by disseminating material or information that is inaccurate or false” (emphasis mine, reference here).  Seems that this doctor’s report is either glossed over or ignored although it appears very clear on the innocence of Anwar (if the documents shown is true.)

So what is really happening?  Is what we are reading inaccurate or false when it’s not from the Main Stream Media?  Is what the police say accurate and true?  What and who are we to believe?  This public display of statements by so many parties are possibly confusing everyone who is following this closely.  What are facts and what are counter-facts?

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July 20, 2008

Police Independence – Does it matter?


Given the rate that our Government is making public statements on current police investigations and in some way representing the police to call on Anwar to give his DNA, one wonders if the police is truly independent or not!  Maybe that’s not the right question to ask.  Maybe it should be “Can the Police be independent?” and the answer is a resounding NO!  Why?  Does it matter?

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July 18, 2008

Fascination About Anwar’s DNA


Khairy brought it out in Parliament.  Syed Hamid contended for it.  Why does the Police and PM want it?  The police needs it to avoid being accused of manipulating evidence (read here).  Anwar says that he is not prepared to give his DNA sample to avoid evidence being fabricated (read here).

Malaysia Kini reports that “the authorities require a fresh DNA sample from Anwar Ibrahim because the sample extracted 10 years ago is old, said Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi today” (read here).  The Sun reports ““What’s so difficult about it?” Abdullah asked” (read here).

Why does the Police and the Government have such a fixation on Anwar’s DNA, believing that their DNA evidence of Anwar is old and possibly unusable, and that a new DNA sample can conclusively prove his guilt or innocence?  Did Anwar mutate thereby having a new DNA?  How does DNA fit into the whole case?  We are too “CSI” oriented these days.  We need a proper education on what DNA can and cannot do in court.  Read on for an expert view and brace yourself to the realities of DNA evidence.

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July 18, 2008

Anwar’s Version of Events


KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA; JULY 17, 2008

On Saturday, 12-07-2008, the police came to my house to serve a Section 111 Criminal Procedure Code notice, harassing my family and demanding my presence at the IPK Kuala Lumpur (Federal Territories Police headquarters) at 2pm on Monday, 14-07-2008 despite an earlier agreement with my lawyers for me to come to the IPK on Monday 14-07-2008. On the next day, Sunday, the police also served an ex-parte court order, prohibiting me from physically being within 5 km from the Parliament on Monday 14-07-2008. As you can see, my house and the IPK KL are within 5 km radius from the parliament building. The court order effectively put me under house arrest on Monday and at the same time prevented me from going to the IPK.

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July 18, 2008

Malaysians Speak Out – On Warrant of Arrest


This is an interesting case in point that was reported in Malaysia Kini today.  I am reproducing a portion of it here.  For the entire posting, please follow the link below.

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Pure Sabahan: There was a judgment reported in the Malayan Law Journal in the 1980s.

A high court judge rebuked a magistrate for issuing a warrant of arrest against Karpal Singh for failure to present himself to the police station to have his statement recorded because of his involvement in a public demonstration to save Bukit Cina in Malacca from being bulldozed to the ground.

The high court judge revoked the warrant of arrest and ruled that if Karpal Singh could not go the police station, then the police should go to his office to record his statement.

Only when neither alternative could not be achieved could the police complain to a magistrate, who should then issue a summon to Karpal Singh. Only when a summons is not obeyed, can a warrant of arrest be issued.

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