Dato T Conviction, Anti-BERSIH 2.0 and Datuk Seri Judin: The Hoaxes

June 26, 2011

Dato T Conviction, Anti-BERSIH 2.0 and Datuk Seri Judin: The Hoaxes

by Din Merican

On Friday 24th June, the mainstream media played to the hilt the fact that the “Datuk T” Trio- Datuk Shazryl Eskay Abdullah, Datuk Shuib Lazim and Tan Sri Rahim Thamby Chik–were charged in the magistrate’s court over the public lunch time screening of a sex video at the Seri Makmur Room of Carcosa Seri Negara Hotel on March 21. The purpose of the video was to eliminate the opposition leader, Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

The media slant was orchestrated to show that the Police and A-G Gani Patail had acted without fear or favour. The mainstream media screamed that this proves that there is Rule of Law in Malaysia. Ketua Pemuda UMNO, Khairy Jamaluddin, went on air that this absolved Barisan Nasional (BN) and UMNO from any involvement in the sex video scandal.

Datuk Shazryl Eskay Abdullah and Datuk Shuib Lazim pleaded guilty to public screening of pornography under Section 292 (A) read with Section 34 of the Penal Code which carried a three years’ jail term. However, they were fined just RM3,500 and RM1,500 respectively. Whereas, former Melaka Chief Minister Rahim pleaded guilty to abetting them and was fined RM1,000.

It was unusual that during reading the statement of facts for the accused who have already pleaded guilty, Senior DPP Dato’ Kamaludin Said, who is the Head of Special Projects in the AG’s Chambers, sought to entertain the public to pornography in court when the sex video was again screened, but this time under the cloak of protection of the law. The Bar Council and legal fraternity frowned at this strange occurrence. But Deputy PM, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, instead slammed the Bar Council. It is shameful that a Deputy PM, who takes pride in his ulama family background, should support public pornography to desecrate the honour of our courts. But then these are perplexing times.

The prosecution even agreed with the defence led by Dato’ Seri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah that the video was genuine and that the man was Anwar. As a fait accompli and in his mitigating submissions, Datuk Seri Shafee said that a video forensic report conducted by Professors Hany Farid and Lorenzo Torresani of Dartmouth College in the United States where a facial recognition analysis concluded that “About 99.99% of the similarities showed that Mr X (man in the video) is Anwar Ibrahim.”

Now, it becomes clear why Dato Kamaludin Said, Head of Special Projects in the A-G’s Chambers led this prosecution and not Dato Tun Majid who is the Head of the Prosecution Division. This was indeed a special project! The objective was none other than to ensure that the A-G Chambers could introduce irrelevant and prejudicial evidence to be admitted and become part of the court records. The objective was clear when Rahim Thamby Chik told reporters “It is a mission accomplished today and we are very happy that we have proven this to the people through the judicial system of the country.”

What will happen next is that Anwar Ibrahim, who lodged a police report that he was not the man in the sex video, will now be charged for lodging a false report under s. 182 of the Penal Code:

s182. “Whoever gives to any public servant any information orally or in writing which he knows or believes to be false, intending thereby to cause, or knowing it to be likely that he will thereby cause, such public servant to use the lawful power of such public servant to the injury or annoyance of any person, or to do or omit anything which such public servant ought not to do or omit if the true state of facts respecting which such information is given were known by him, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months or with fine which may extend to two thousand ringgit or with both.”

The objective is not so much to convict Anwar by that charge but to drag this smearing campaign through GE 13. The Prosecution will rely on the court records in this case to show that Anwar had been found to be “99.9%” the man in the video and thus his police report was untrue or false. To the legally trained mind, there is no value to a foreign forensic report in which the maker of that report is not subjected to cross-examination.

But, this is a Special Project by AG Chambers coordinated by that brilliant legal mind, Dato Seri Shafee Abdullah. Shafee is cleverly calculated that all that rule of evidence can be bypassed when the Trio pleaded guilty and the court admitted the “evidence” without calling the maker. In actual fact, Dato’ Kamaludin Said was just there to ensure that the young Magistrate, Aizatul Akmal Maharani, will pass the “pre-agreed” sentence. This was to be the young magistrate’s test before he takes on something bigger. On July 4, this young magistrate will act as Coroner in the Inquest of Ahmad Sarbani’s death. So, the public can now anticipate what will happen in that Inquest.

A great hoax has just been pulled against the Malaysian public in this all out war against the opposition indicating how close GE 13. Any dissenting views will be regarded as anti-government  and a threat to national security.

The same modus operandi against Anwar Ibrahim is now being used to malign Dato’ Ambiga Sreenevasan over the BERSIH Rally scheduled on July 9.

Dato Ambiga maligned

In today’s Utusan Malaysia, the Malay Muslim sentiment is being fanned to portray Dato’ Ambiga as being anti-Malay and anti-Islam. As much racial and religious hatred are being generated, that it is being done by a mainstream media is shameful. Such scurrilous attacks against civil society and civil liberties movements can only show the government’s fear that street rallies in the Middle-East which had toppled several oppressive Arab governments will be replicated in Malaysia.

It is alarming that BERSIH’s simple demands for a clean and fair elections can be viewed as subversive and anti-national. The following are BERSIH’s demands:

  • 1. Clean the electoral roll, which is marred with irregularities such as deceased persons and    multiple persons registered under a single address or non-existent addresses. In the longer term,  BERSIH 2.0 also calls for the EC to implement an automated voter registration system upon  eligibility to reduce irregularities.
  •  2. Reform postal ballot, to ensure that all citizens of Malaysia, residing in or out of the country, are able to exercise their right to vote.
  •  3. Use of indelible ink to reduce voter fraud.
  •  4. Minimum 21 days campaign period to allow voters more time to gather information and deliberate on their choices. The first national elections in 1955 under the British Colonial Government had a campaign period of 42 days but the campaign period for 12th GE in 2008 was a mere 8 days.
  • 5. Free and fair access to media, where all media agencies, especially state-funded media agencies  such as Radio and Television Malaysia (RTM) and Bernama allocate proportionate and  objective coverage for all potlical parties.
  •  6. Strengthen public institutions to act independently and impartially in upholding the rule of law and democracy. Public institutions such as the Judiciary, Attorney-General, Malaysian Anti-  Corruption Agency (MACC), Police and the EC must be reformed to uphold laws and protect human rights.
  • 7. Stop corruption, and take serious action against ALL allegations of corruption, including vote  buying.
  • 8. Stop dirty politics, as citizens and voters are not interested in gutter politics; we are interested in policies that affect the nation.

Instead of considering BERSIH’s 8 demands as urgent national issues which are part and parcel of a rakyat’s movement to bring about a better reformed electoral processes, laws and policies to advance the democratic process in Malaysia for all, the authorities consider these demands as a national threat. UMNO and BN  have demonized BERSIH and regard it as part of the opposition movement.

I have received so many sms and messages to say that there will be a nationwide arrests against leaders of MCLM, BERSIH and other NGOs, all on the pretext of maintaining public peace and security. That is why you see PERKASA and UMNO Youth openly declaring that they will also bring their supporters to the streets to heighten the sense of alarm and emergency. I am also warned that bloggers  like me and my associates too will be picked up as we have been deemed to be overtly critical of the abuses in our public institutions. It is deplorable that the Police are being used to achieve this political objective.

Something amiss in JKR

While all these are happening, the confusion is enough to mask other problems happening in the government institutions. The Public Works Department (PWD) is facing an administrative crisis as it appears to have two director generals since early May.

Datuk Mohd Noor Yaacob was appointed to be D-G on May 1 but the man he is supposed to have replaced, Datuk Seri Judin Abdul Karim(right), has refused to be removed from his office. Judin had been assigned as Chief Executive of the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) — a more junior post. This amounts to a demotion without prior disciplinary action and therefore contravenes the Public Officers (Conduct and Discipline) Regulations 1993.

A legitimate PWD director-general (DG) is crucial because all public works contracts have to be signed by him. The picture becomes clear when we note that in the Economic Transformation Plan (ETP), the amount of government spending on infrastructure is huge.

Word has it that Judin was not supportive of some of these projects, the parties awarded the projects and the pricing of these construction contracts. There is disquiet over the real costs of the new Istana Negara where the public is not told the truth about the actual costs.

These insanities must stop! PM Najib must realize that the public and the world’s attention is already focused on him. He must not react to internal party pressures by singing to the tunes of parochialism and racial sentiments while leaving public administration to fall into further disarray.

Otherwise, the public will regard all his aspirations and slogans for 1Malaysia and the 1MDB Projects as nothing more than public relations hoaxes!

95 thoughts on “Dato T Conviction, Anti-BERSIH 2.0 and Datuk Seri Judin: The Hoaxes

  1. It is difficult to carry an honest job in this country.
    eman, thanks and welcome. In a culture that condones corruption and abuses of power, an honest person is an aberration and must be gotten rid off as soon as possible. That is why culture must be changed but that is tough and risky to undertake (an observation by the great Florentine diplomat, Niccolo Machiavelli) because those who benefit from the status quo will prevent it from happening.

    Machiavelli said his classic, The Prince and I quote:

    There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. For the reformer has enemies in all those who profit by the old order, and only lukewarm defenders in all those who would profit by the new order, this lukewarmness arising partly from fear of their adversaries … and partly from the incredulity of mankind, who do not truly believe in anything new until they have had actual experience of it.“- – Din Merican

  2. When my father was working in the District Office in the 60s he becme good friends of the DO. But many were unhappy over this relationship. Hence, inorder not to rock the boat the DO would form time to time reprimand my father in public. But in the evening the two of them will be having tea in the residence of the DO. WE have not changed in the last 50 years.

  3. When the Nazi leaders were put on trial at Nuremberg, observers were surprised about how mediocre they were.

    I think we will see the same in the future when the kleptocrats,
    etc are put on trial for abuse of power and crimes committed while holding political office.

    The political philosopher Hannah Arendt called it “the banaility of evil”

  4. This has all the making of a half-past-six government filled with mediocre and half-witted Umnoputras who cannot differentiate between a spade and a changkol. You have Al Kutty to thank for making this happen. Jibby is riding the wave of Al Kutty’s misdemeanor.

    I hope the day will come when these crooks are called to account for their misdeeds. The day is well nigh near that’s why they are so fearful of Bersih 2.

  5. PWD? Nest of vipers. Best to leave that alone, Dato’. The struggle is for and by proxies. In fact with the extension of KSN’s tenure, the whole system is in limbo. I’ve a difficult time imagining JPN was so emasculated, but it goes to show how rotten things have gotten, even for herpetologists. To truly clear out the brood will require a change in Government.

    Yes Phua, the “banality of evil”. The point to make is that behind all the wayang kulit going on, the reality is there is only one true ‘dalang’. Watching the whole wide CinemaScope of horrors play out, i’d say there is only One that’s not so well hidden from from view. He may appear banal, ineffectual and lembek – but actually is as conniving and scheming as any Genocidal maniac. I think many of us have been duped to think otherwise. After all: “All roads lead to Rome.”

  6. KSN’s tenure extended? That’s news to me. This shows how long I’ve been off the mainstream media’s radar screen.

    So, Sidek will be around for another year or so. Good grief. Ismail Omar, the IGP, will have his term extended too if he gets Bersih 2 under wrap. He’s working hard at it.

    The country is slowly but surely heading for the pits. God have mercy on us poor rakyat.

  7. For us today, CLF, all roads lead to perdition.

    Hannah Arendt is right when she talked about the “banality of evil”. If I may recall, Arendt’s thesis is that people who carry out unspeakable crimes, like Eichmann, a top administrator in the machinery of the Nazi death camps or the men behind Pol Pot’s Angkar (or organisation) like Khieu Samphan, Noun Chea, Ieng Sary et.al, may not be crazy fanatics at all, but rather ordinary individuals who simply accept the premises of their state and participate in any ongoing enterprise with the energy of good bureaucrats. Can this be said of our functionaries in the civil service, the Police and the MACC, and the legal brains in the A-G Chambers? –Din Merican

  8. Tok Cik, soon we will be hearing from our New Yorker friend and Semper Fi in Los Angeles, California. Bean makes helpful comments when he is sober. Otherwise his alter ego, Achmed_the deadterrorist takes over and we are in a mess.–Din Merican

  9. I had a Dream….

    01.Backdoor Jibby was finally evicted through the Backdoor .
    02.Foot in Mouth Deputy choked whilst swallowing.
    03.Home & Garden Minister retired to till his house ‘s garden using his keris.
    04.Defensive Minister is leaving on a Jet-plane rather that submerging.
    05.Finally someone has lost his fight against the Grim Reaper.

    and awakening it was the morning after Clean Version 2 .. 10th July 2011.

    Hidup Malaysia!

  10. This is from the Malaysian Insider to our Prime Minister dated June 26, 2011:

    Walk with the Rakyat, Bersih2.0 advises the Prime Minister:

    BERSIH 2.0 told Datuk Seri Najib Razak today the next two weeks leading to its July 9 rally will define his leadership, saying any further crackdown is a “tragic reflection of the failure” of his government in handling the issue.

    The group also said it was disappointed in the prime minister’s declaration that BERSIH 2.0 supporters are to be held responsible should chaos ensue during the July 9 rally, noting that it was against any form of violence.

    “We once again make an open, sincere and heartfelt call to the prime minister to walk with the rakyat, not against us,” BERSIH 2.0 said in a statement issued tonight.

    The BERSIH rally has come under attack from UMNO and its allies, notably Malay rights group PERKASA which has also said it will march if BERSIH doesn’t call off its protest. UMNO Youth will also march but to defend the Election Commission which BERSIH is lobbying to reform the electoral process.

    Police have warned against any rallies and promised tough action against the organisers, all of whom have been called in for questioning tomorrow. They arrested 30 BERSIH activists from the Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) in Penang yesterday, and have remanded them for a week while investigating charges that they were “waging war against the monarch”. The Home Ministry has also not ruled out using security laws that allow detention without trial.

    “We are glad that the prime minister has finally broken his silence regarding the July 9 rally, but are disappointed that instead of fulfilling his government’s role as the protector of the constitutional rights and safety of peace-loving Malaysians, he has chosen instead to misrepresent our intentions and wield the dark scepter of unwarranted repressive ‘consequences’,” added the group headed by former Malaysian Bar president Dato’ Ambiga Sreenevasan.

    They said they were disappointed at the accusation that the purpose of BERSIH 2.0 was to “wrest back political momentum from the BN.”

    “The prime minister must have either failed to read and understand our stated goals, or is deliberately putting BERSIH 2.0 in a misleading light.

    “As a movement, we have no interest whatsoever in the political momentum of any political party – our goal is to make the electoral system truly free and fair so that all political parties in Malaysia, bar none, can contest on a level playing field, where the rakyat can freely choose whoever they think is best to lead them,” they said, adding they have invited Najib’s Barisan Nasional (BN) to take part in the rally.

    They pointed out that the rally was the perfect opportunity for Najib to show the progressive views he has espoused. “He can conclusively do so simply by allowing the July 9 rally to proceed unhindered and by directing all government agencies to cooperate fully with all involved to ensure that that each and every Malaysian wishing to exercise their constitutional right may do so without any fear of clashes or chaos.

    “We feel that this would be the best use of the energies and resources of the police, who have continued to thoroughly perplex observers both locally and abroad by arresting patriotic, peace-loving BERSIH 2.0 supporters for ‘waging war against the monarch’.

    “Surely this stark and alarming lack of logic and common sense will further tarnish our nation’s image and contradict the values championed by the prime minister and his government,” the group said.

    While agreeing with Najib that political power is in the hands of the people, BERSIH 2.0 said “until comprehensive reforms are introduced into the electoral system to make it free and fair, political power will remain in the hands of a select few, and not Malaysians at large.”

    “BERSIH 2.0 is of the view that these two weeks will be a defining moment for the prime minister and his government.

    “As the final authority in the government, any crackdown on civil society, refusal to guarantee the safety of Malaysians on July 9, or rhetoric that unfairly demonises patriotic, peace loving citizens will be a tragic reflection of the failure of the prime minister to live up to their promises and the responsibilities entrusted to them by the Malaysian people,” the group added.

  11. Yes Tok. He was supposed to ride off in our proverbial kerbau into the sunset or the nearest Petronas station. They kept him around ‘cuz the deputies are even more retarded.

    The civil service is barely hanging on with the skin of the teeth, Dato. The judiciary is divided as never before and the separate camps in the law keeping agencies are at each others throat, while very busy accumulating loot. You see, they can’t find gainful employment otherwise. In many Ministries and Agencies, the top honchos can’t even write a proper draft to their Minister and leave it too the 3rd level flunkies. Thus the repeated, foot in mouth answers coming out from the Parliament. Our otherwise unemployable grads who speak the maximum of 2 words in English are manning the counters. They look bewildered and awed, when they are exposed to regularly used Bahasa invective referencing their ancestors, from a Non like me. Mediocrity for them, is setting too high a standard.

    Yet, these are the fellas who behave like the Khmer Rouge, Hutu and Janjaweed etc, when the time comes and won’t blink an eye as they slash mutilate, rape and burn. After all, most will claim the ‘fog of war’ or ‘cloud of blood-lust’ and other spiritual visitations when they are caught. Their psychology is like that of their chief shaman/sorcerer – the feeling of complete authority and immunity to prosecution. Only one and a half generations have undergone the process of BTNization, and there is still time to prevent and reverse cynical manipulation of these banalities. The idea is to identify, then take out the shaman,

  12. “Waging war against the monarch”?
    Didn’t tell you about the Thai red vs yellow shirts conundrum. Desperate fellas. Dr.Jeyakumar a commie? Hahaha.. Buggers can’t even differentiate a socialist from hard core communists, like Hu Jintao or Wen Jiabao.
    Anything else you want to jampi?
    Sorry Achmed, Maria Ozawa, i don’t do..

  13. All roads lead to perdition, alright. We’ve to do something before this whole nation slips into oblivion. Getting the goons out of Putrajaya now becomes an obsession.

    Yeah, CLF I’ve a couple of such grads with me. Can’t converse and can’t write simple English. Have to come to their rescue all the times. Yet they aspire to be PM of the country. Al Kutty you’re the cause of this malaise.

  14. In any jurisdiction the magistrate is by definition pro prosecution. So a slap on the wrist rather than a jail term comes as no surprise for indulging in an activity to defame a public figure. There is clear evidence of malice which is the standard of proof required in the defamation of any public figure. To defame Dato Din Merican you don’t need to show malice unless of course Dato throws himself into the public limelight and make himself into a semi public figure. All you need to show is the statement or statements made are not true and that they knew they were not true or made in reckless disregard for their truth. You don’t need to prove malice.

    Anwar should take them to court for libel and slander. Which is one reason why they litigated on the issue of authenticity of the tape and set up for themselves truth as their defence this early in the game. They even had the cooperation of the magistrate to have the tape played in court when those charged had entered their plea of guilty. It doesn’t make any sense at all.

  15. Achmed the dead terrorist isn’t even a funny act. I for one am glad that his creator got axed from the TV. Why would anybody use it as an alter ego is beyond me. Perhaps some people are born to cause mischief?

  16. Tok Cik,

    One does not have to be conversant in English to become the PM of this country. One just need to become an UMNO member and now maybe a malay supremacist. Personally, I don’t think you need to have intelligence to shepherd the UMNO flocks. Just need political survival skills.

  17. Easy does it Achmed. We really dont want people to link us all to this sort of mindset. However if it wasnt a sorry and pathetic state fo affairs even I welcome some light relief from all this misery baclk home .

  18. Frank,

    I can’t fathom what the fella is trying to say. Well, at least he tried with his own blog to boot. My two dumbos can’t even string a sentence or speak coherently. Yet they aspire to be PM.

    The country is swarmed with this kind of people and they are already calling the shots. Salleh Yaccob, the country’s leading polygamist, sings in “merapu” English on Sinar FM and he has a huge following. Maybe, they can connect better in “merapu” English.

    This country is definitely heading for the pits, bro…

  19. A common pattern in political systems where dictators reign:

    Increasingly, the dictator does not trust the people surrounding him (or her).
    So, the major posts are filled by more and more relatives. And also mediocre
    types who don’t pose a threat to the dictator’s rule. Meanwhile, competent people (and potential rivals) are ejected — forcibly too.

    We see this in Libya and Yemen where command of major military units and the internal security apparatus are given to sons and close male relatives.
    Or to members of one’s tribe, as in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq.

    In Malaysia, we have competent people like Tengku Razaleigh, Musa Hitam, Anwar Ibrahim etc ejected while mediocre/incompetent types “take over power”.

  20. Yes Mr Phua , we know the signs are there, we are in denial. we are afriad to change, we are in shock asw well that all this can happen in M’sia.

  21. There is such a thing as Contempt by the Court, not only ciontempt of it. Lawyers for DSAI should look into the possibility of the Court breaching it. If we can recollect, a very courageous lawyer, the late Christopher Fernando, brought a proceeding through YM Raja Aziz Idrus against late Augustine Paul, who subsequently applologised to Fernando in open Court.

    A little bit on this. The main reason why there is this law against phonography – the philosophy of it – is to stop or thwart corruptiing public morality – one of those cpnverted from private morality law, into public morality law. .

  22. All these happenings and a host of others boils to one thing. We are witnessing the last days of a dying regime. Umno/BN is exploring, like being C4ed if you like. The desperation, shown in their knee-jerked reactions, are all to obvious. I don’t know about you guys out there but I feel good these days.

  23. It is not the pornography. Over here being caught in possession of pornographic material per se is not an offence if it is meant for personal use, if it is not for distribution or an intent to profit from it. However mere possession in your own house of child pornography is an offence. Granted in Muslim Malaysia that could be something else.

    Dirty movie or adult theatres over here are sometimes zoned so as to keep control of criminal activities that you see around such adult theatres. It is free speech and regulation of the speech content is valid if it is limited to time and place. They cannot ban it altogether because of the First Amendment rights.

    In this case it is the underlying act to defame a public figure, Anwar Ibrahim, that is the real issue and that can only be dealt with in civil proceedings involving libel and slander. But screeing a dirty movie in court when the plea is guilty as charged?

  24. Contempt by the court? That has to be a contradiction in terms. Contempt is by the individual. In this case that would be the presiding magistrate for allowing the public screening of obscene material without a reason.

  25. (For those not familiar with court proceedings)
    This magistrate was specially selected and told what to do.
    In any normal case of this kind the interpreter will read out the charge and the accused will either plead guilty or not guilty.
    If he pleads not guilty then there will be a trial.
    If he pleads guilty (as what happened on Friday) and the facts of the case (the time, date and place offense was committed) read out by the DPP, the magistrate will allow the person to mitigate.
    He could have stopped the defense lawyer from making a long winded political speech and sentence the person.
    There is no need to screen the video or bother to know about its authenticity or the identity of the actor.

  26. Datuk Seri Judin is a rare Malay civil servant who is prepared to stand on the side of truth.
    Most Malays in the civil service will sell their souls to please their political masters e,g the CJ, AG, IGP, SS, EC chairman, MACC chairman, to the list goes on. I wont be surprised if they will even give their wives and daughters to UMNO for the perks of office.
    They fear UMNO more than they fear God.
    Being a principled person in the civil service ruled by scoundrels, he must be prepared to be hounded and victimized.
    I think many righteous men will have to make sacrifices now but ultimately our children will benefit from the new order.

  27. And I have just read a comment on facebook:

    The Prophet Moses (obuh) syas: The Pharoah can do anything to you,he can take away your very lives. But he cannot take away your courage, your spirit and your faith.

  28. “Most Malays in the civil service will sell their souls to please their political masters e,g the CJ, AG, IGP, SS, EC chairman, MACC chairman, to the list goes on. I wont be surprised if they will even give their wives and daughters to UMNO for the perks of office”.

    That’s rather harsh.

    It is not because they are Malays. It is because they fear being victimised, of being thrown under the bus, if they don’t toe the official (read: UMNO) line. It means throwing your wife and kids into the streets. It is easy for the rest of us to sit tight and take the high moral ground.

  29. It is not mere “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”. It is about being unable to put food on the table for your wife and children.

  30. “There is no need to screen the video or bother to know about its authenticity or the identity of the actor.”

    The only defence in a case like this is: who has possession and is the material shown to the public pornographic? Since those accused were not contesting the allegation that the material was pornographic, nor that they had possession of it, the issues of authenticity and identity of person or persons shown are not relevant.

  31. “That’s rather harsh.” Mr Bean

    Yes, I was harsh. It is reflection of my outrage at the “official abuse” of our Constitution and laws. UMNO runs the country as its own fiefdom.

  32. The fact remain that its the Malays in high places (in government and civil service) who are dismantling our institutions, emasculating the judiciary, abusing the laws and shackling the minds of the people.
    Can you dispute that?

  33. Yes sam01 it si not disputed. It is also with the help of some non ma;ays becasue it suits their agenda. However we all know that those up there have different agenda’s dont we. We need a new breed of politicians dont we .

  34. “The fact remains that it’s the Malays in high places (in government and civil service) who are dismantling…” Sam01.

    I was at a wedding last Saturday and here was this senior police officer from Bukit Aman bragging how the Police gonna teach the Bersih marchers a lesson or two on July 9. His arrogance speaks volume of the state of mind of civil servants who have been BTN-ised by Umno.

    When I told him of constitutional rights of the rakyat to dissent he dismissed it as a creation of the Opposition. This is the kind of people we’re dealing with.

  35. Joke of the day
    Mahathir, Queen Elizabeth, and Vladimir Putin all die and go to hell.

    While there, they spy a red phone and ask what the phone is for. The devil tells them it is for calling back to Earth.

    Putin asks to call Russia and talks for 5 minutes. When he is finished the devil informs him that the cost is a million dollars, so Putin writes him a check.

    Next Queen Elizabeth calls England and talks for 30 minutes. When she is finished the devil informs her that the cost is 6 million dollars, so she writes him a check.

    Finally Mahathir gets his turn and talks for 4 hours. When he is finished the devil informs him that the cost is $5.00.

    When Putin hears this he goes ballistic and asks the devil why Mahathir got to call Malaysia so cheaply.

    The devil smiles and replies: “Since Najib took over, the country has gone to hell, so it’s a local call.”

  36. How come the Porn Triad of Asskey, Shiok and Tamby got charged for showing a porn movie only and not for producing, distributing and screening? Wasn’t Asskey seen in the video? Shouldn’t Asskey be charged with acting in a porn movie? The Tamby was once charged with raping an underaged girl and gang banging the girl with 15 other men. The Tamby is notorious and I was told also has a DVD copying company. The Tamby should be charged with duplicating and distributing not just screening.

    As an example the Porn Triad should be given the maximum sentence because of their stature Datok and Tan Sri and should also get the rotan. Barulah shiok. I bet you millions of Malaysian will gladly pay to see them whipped.

    Anyway this is another Wayang project by the BN Government. I thought UMNO wanted Malaysia to be an Islamic nation , instead they insult all religion by their very actions. RTM, TV3 and Filem Negara should start screening Playboy and Hustler shows. Open season. What say you Lembaga Penapis Filem? Malaysia Boleh

  37. The Devil smiles and replies: “Since Najib took over, the country has gone to Hell, so it’s a local call.”

    Sam01 – June 27, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Good one. But there is no telling where Anwar Ibrahim would be calling with his cell phone.

  38. The fact remain that its the Malays in high places (in government and civil service) who are dismantling our institutions, emasculating the judiciary, abusing the laws and shackling the minds of the people.
    Can you dispute that? — Sam01

    I agree with you. But it is not because they are Malays.

  39. When I told him (police) of constitutional rights of the rakyat to dissent he dismissed it as a creation of the Opposition. — Tok Cik

    Our police whose role is in maintaing public order are not trained to respect fundamental liberties. They are trained in law enforcement. Granted they are trained in one aspect of the law to the exclusion of all others, we are still not where Syria is today. There the order given was to fire into the crowd not caring if there are women and children among them. They did as they were ordered. We had a glimpse of what could happen in Malaysia on the days immediately following May 13 1969. The Royal Malays being exclusively Malay were trigger happy and were firing their weapons at seemingly groups of marauding Chinese and have had to be quickly replaced by Sarawak Rangers, a multiracial force.

    True, that is the military and their job is not the maintenance of public order. Their job is to defend the state from foreign enemies. Still bullet riddled bodies of Chinese brought into hospital mortuaries and slash wounds on bodies of the others tell their own stories.

  40. It is men like Dato Seri Judin who we must nurture and reward. Without them, we will sink deeper and deeper into disgrace.

    Guys, let me state clearly that I want free and fair elections. Without it, we will have a sham democracy. So I support BERSIH 2.0 because Ambiga and her associates are doing the right thing. She is not anti-Malay and not Islam. Like you and I, she is a Malaysian. Also let me say that BERSIH is not funded by Christians from overseas. Utusan Malaysia is a paranoid on this and other issues. Unfortunately. UMNO-BN government is giving this tabloid a free hand to do as it pleases. This has got to stop. People are plainly fed up.–Din Merican

  41. There is only one JKR DG and he is Judin and will remain so until he retires or resigns. And all appointments are made by the PSC u/d Art.144 FC and not as claimed by that Umno’s lapdog Sidek by the Agong.
    And if Judin agrees to his secondment, his successor can only fill up the post on an acting capacity.

    As it is, his successor’s purported appointment is null and void, That is why, the PSD knowing Sidek’s blunder is not making any press statement on the matter and is quitely trying to untangle the issue behind close door . Sideik had blundered in many things esp in his handling of the Penang SDO’s case, Perak’s SS and recently S’gor SS. He takes instructions from Umno. He is not a genuine public servant but and Umno servant. That is why Umno extended his tenure. This lapdog is still useful to Umno.

  42. I want justice for men like Ramli Yusuff, Rosli Dahlan and the six Policemen who were punished for doing their jobs. And Justice for all. I want respect for our constitutional rights.–Din Merican

  43. Just leave it to Utusan to concoct these ludicrous stories. Before it was the Jews, now the Christians. I wager that tomorrow it will be the Arabs for inspiring these street demonstrations. Who really reads this s**t anyway? (Pardon my french Dato’ but I can’t find any other words better to refer to Utusan)

  44. Without it, we will have a sham democracy — Dato

    What do you call the present if not a sham democracy?? We had election offences in the past that never saw the light of day in our courts. And when they did a pro-UMNO High Court judge who rose to be Chief Judge took care of business. The witnesses for the ruling party were coached, evidence fabricated. The opposition never had a chance.

    If UMNO plays its cards well, with post BERSIH 2.0 life goes on.

  45. “If the law does not work, pull the trigger.” frank

    This is an undeniable truth. It’s a frightening thought but history has proven this to be unavoidable on the face of lawlessness and oppression by the government and police.
    Where else can we turn for legal redress?
    The question is , are we about to cross the Rubicon. If so, when?

  46. Now here’s the deal, Sam01.

    There is none of the abject poverty that one sees in some other third world countries. None of the kind of oppression you see in the others. You’re begining to see serious rumblings at the flagrant abuse of power and the corruption. But this is what democracy is all about. It is not going to go away even with Pakatan in the driver’s seat. It shouldn’t be expected to go away. It is not the freedom. It is what we do with it.

  47. “….Malaysia on the days immediately following May 13 1969. The Royal Malays being exclusively Malay were trigger happy and were firing their weapons at seemingly groups of marauding Chinese and have had to be quickly replaced by Sarawak Rangers, a multiracial force.” Bean.

    The Rangers were never called to replace the Royal Malay Regiment. My battalion was stationed in Kuala Kubu Bahru and all we got to do was to escort our ration trucks ferrying foodstuffs from the supply depot in Batu Cantonment.

    The Sg Besi Malay battalion was on duty throughout the incident. Maj Mat Brus’s escapades were legendary. Some old timers can relate what he did and did not do. Your former neighbour in Ampang can shed some light. Ask him.

    Towards the tail-end of the debacle, 1 Recce Regiment, a mixed unit from Sungala Camp, Port Dickson, was given responsibility to patrol the Kg Baru area but was under strict orders not to interact with the locals.

    That’s the long and short of the cerita, Bean aka Achmed…

  48. Oh pardon me. This weekend soldier (yours truly) was told otherwise. Perhaps towards the tail end of the conflict. But before this weekend soldier could answer the call to arms and put himself in military uniform, he was stopped (for breaking curfew) by a unit of Sarawak Rangers who were patrolling New PJ near the University Hospital. They were a mixed unit of Chinese and Indian and Malays – a multiracial force. That’s how I knew.

    In the meantime, another soldier who was later to join the U.S. Marines was with his unit in Batu Cantonment. It seems he got shot in the butt and got a purple heart for it.

    Old soldiers never die. They just fade away. This one faded into his neck of the woods in LA.

  49. ” If the law does not work , then just pull the trigger “. – Frank

    Achmed , you can also keep playing dead or just play with yourself.

  50. I wounder will UTUSAN or TV3 dare to publish the following statement made by Tan Sri Hasmy Agam.

    PETALING JAYA: Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia Malaysia (Suhakam) mengulangi pendiriannya ke atas perhimpunan Bersih, Pemuda Umno mahupun Perkasa yang akan diadakan serentak pada 9 Julai ini, sebagai hak orang ramai untuk berhimpun dan menyuarakan pandangan secara aman.

    Menurut Pengerusinya Tan Sri Hasmy Agam, perkara itu termaktub di dalam perkara 10(1)(b) Perlembagaan Persekutuan serta Perkara 20(1) Perisytiharan Hak Asasi Manusia Sejagat.

    Suhakam mengulangi syor-syor yang telah dikemukakan sebelum ini kepada kerajaan untuk menghormati kebebasan berhimpun seperti yang terkandung dalam, antara lain laporan tahunannya kepada Parlimen serta permintaan bagi pemansuhan Subseksyen (2), (2A) hingga (2D), (4), (4A), (5), (5A) – (5C), (7) dan (8) Seksyen 27 dan Seksyen 27A Akta Polis 1967.

    Suhakam juga mengesyorkan agar pihak polis menggunakan cara yang bersesuaian dan tanpa keganasan sekiranya mereka mendapati ia perlu untuk mengawal atau menyuraikan orang ramai semasa perhimpunan dijalankan.

    “Maka Suhakam menyeru agar pihak berkuasa untuk membenarkan perhimpunan aman itu diadakan.

    “Dan kepada pihak-pihak lain yang merancang perhimpunan berkenaan agar melaksanakan hak mereka dalam keadaan terancang dan penuh tanggungjawab,” katanya dalam satu kenyataan hari ini.

    Menurut beliau, Suhakam juga akan memantau perhimpunan itu dengan sewajarnya.

    Semalam Menteri Dalam Negeri, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein berkata kerajaan tidak menolak kemungkinan menggunakan Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri (ISA) ke atas mereka yang terlibat dalam perhimpunan haram Bersih jika ia benar-benar didapati menggugat keselamatan awam dan negara.

    Beliau bagaimanapun berkata, penggunaan akta tersebut buat masa ini masih belum diperlukan memandangkan pemantauan terhadap matlamat sebenar perhimpunan itu sedang dilakukan pihak berkuasa.

  51. After reading the latest developments about Bersih 2 , one can’t help but think about Tengku and hussein onn’s days when only bad guys were called in for their statements to be taken or locked up. But this last 30 years , only good guys are called in for their statements or hauled into the lock up , while all the bad guys are walking around scot free!

  52. Tan Sri Hasmy Agam can issue statement but if Mah Chot and Najib still prefer “kotor” elections what else can he do?

    Is there any other better antonym for “BERSIH” if not “KOTOR.”

  53. Didi,

    Utusan Malaysia est un tabloïd irresponsables qui est lu par des gens qui ne peuvent pas penser par eux-mêmes et qui préfèrent être dirigés par le nez. L’éditeur et un Selamat Awang certains sont des connards.

  54. Bersih 2.0’s perfect Antonym?
    FLOM 1.0 – according to my calculations. This Acronym can mean either or both. Let us be clear who is becoming psychotically paranoid here – and It ain’t Bersih. It’s quite easy to tip a borderline personality disorder (see previous article’s thread) into schizophrenia. All you need is to apply some stress. Leaking now.., then all holes will rupture spontaneously. Amok. Synonym of ISA.
    ISA? Waiting to see what the intimidation and scare tactics flushes out. Last ditch effort by end of next week, and if still gathering pace will try to shut it down. Dithering and waffling are the operative words for now..

  55. Bean,

    It could have been some service units troops tasked to prop up the front-liners that you met in PJ. They were multiracial but definitely not the Rangers. Jibby’s father wouldn’t want us there anyway. Otherwise, Maj Mat Brus would not have been the toast of the foreign media.

    Mat Brus was one trigger-happy officer who was replaced for his indiscretion. He was reprimanded, which amounted to a mere slap on the wrist. He got his promotion years later but was caught gallivanting across the border when his battalion was on operations and was demoted.

    That’s the great Mat Brus. We had plenty of Mat Bruses those days. Today, the officer corps consists of sissies whose only talent is how to suck up to the politicians. The “carma” syndrome is so ingrained in the system. What a pity.

  56. “I am also warned that bloggers  like me and my associates too will be picked up…”- Din Merican

    I hope all Malaysians will stand-up and be counted to oppose any attempt to put Din Merican under ISA! Let our voices be heard and let the government know that we can’t accept the communist bogeyman or that Din Merican is a threat to national security just for speaking out against abuses in our system.

  57. “I am also warned that bloggers like me and my associates too will be picked up…”- Din Merican

    This UMNO-led Govt has finally confirmed that Malaysia is a FASCIST STATE…
    Should our Police be given salaries paid for by Malaysian public???

    Malaysian police is a security force FOR UMNO and protection of UMNO members only… not protecting the Malaysian public.

  58. Should Pakaran Rakyat wins Federal Govt, do this:

    (1) sack ALL the senior police officers or force them to retirement.

    (2)Next, send into full retirement all the Federal Court Judges.

    (3) Shut down the Election Commission and reconstitute

    (4) Sack all the AG

    (5) Remove all annual licensing of newspapers

    (6) Allow private ownership of TV and radio.

    (7) Repeal all Emergency enactments since 1964.

    (8) With two-third majority, change the constitution to ban ALL RACE-BASED POLITICAL PARTIES

  59. “I am also warned that bloggers  like me and my associates too will be picked up as we have been deemed to be overtly critical of the abuses in our public institutions.”- Din Merican

    Apa sudah jadi dengan kerajaan Taghut ni? Sasterawan Negara A Samad Said dipanggil Polis sebgai ugutan. Senior citizen macam Din Merican pun nak dijadikan tahanan hanya kerana mempertahankan kebenaran. Bangunlah rakyat menyahut cabaran menentang kezaliman!

  60. I hope this story that Din will be picked up is just a rumour. But that is a possibility that cannot be discounted. BN/UMNO must consider Din as a sufficient threat to resort to this intimidating tactics.

    Din- you must not waver. After RPK, you are one of the most prolific blogger. Your writing is succinctly inspiring.

    Bean, being in the Big Apple, you must use your resources to publish this fact loud and clear and far and wide if Din gets picked up.

    It is a pity that the administration of PM Najib has handled this Bersih issue so badly whereas Malaysians were almost convinced that he is a better PM than Pak Lah. PM Najib should sack his advisers. It is as if they are undoing him deliberately.

  61. Dear Encik Din

    What? Arrest the whole nation?

    When the jails and prisons run out of space to put political prisoners,
    what can they do next? These people fail to learn from Gandhi and the
    Quit India movement.

    The only way for UMNO to stay in power is to be like Taiwan’s Guomindang (Kuomintang) i.e. move towards the political centre and carry out genuine reforms (NOT move towards the extreme right and carry on with empty propaganda sans any tangible achievements). They should heed the words of their internal critic Dato Sak – who is in agony about the direction UMNO is taking.

  62. Din to be picked up? No way. I will never buy this rumour in a 100 years. If this happens then it is the sun revolving round the moon.
    If one’s fingers and keyboard can frighten a government then it is a dead government.

  63. Well, anything can happen in Bolehland. The more vocal from among us will go along with Din too. We’ve to be prepared for the worse.

    Jibby and gang have lost all sense of direction and are behaving irrationally to the detriment of the rakyat. It’s like a drowning man holding on to the last straw. The mainstream media have gone berserk with wild allegations. They should be held accountable if the situation gets out of hand.

    I’ve never anticipated this but change must come at whatever cost. This is one defining moment for Malaysians.

    Jibby can’t imprison all of us at one go. There’s not enough space for all…

  64. If Dato Din is picked up by the police, Achmed_thedeadterrorist must be resurrected from the dead to lead the resurrection.

    After all, the police thinks Communism is still alive and well and the Police thinks Chin Peng is making a comeback from Southern Thailand with the rest of the 80 year olds ex-communist carrying heavy weapons crossing the border.

    Achmed_thedeadterrorist resurrected is the Che Guevara of Malaysia….

    We are all saved!!!

  65. They will not touch Din.
    They will trash this blog, like they’ve have done with Suaram’s website.

  66. When i read that Communist is still alive, I though I was living in the era where the song “I love you” were the top hit at Wat Bakar Bata where Din was running his bicycle parking business and Mongkut, being of royalty blood, was the lucky one to pick up the most sexy ramvong dancer. Tok Cik was then a young officer and all the girls in the village were going mad just by looking at his uniform. Listen, we are in this era again.

  67. Don’t flatter youselves people. Din and you all are nobodies. Najib and police don’t care about you,.
    Wasting tax-payers money to feed you in jail.
    You all can do or say anthing. No one gives a hoot.

  68. Thanks, tean for the compliments. I was young and dashing no doubt but was in the deep jungles and had mosquitoes and leeches for company besides Chin Peng’s bobby traps. All are gone today except for the indelible memories.

    If Jibby and Keris think the CTs gonna return wearing red T-shirts and reciting Samad’s poems they are dead wrong. This is not what we old-timers had envisioned after the signing of the armistice in December 1989. I was in the Belum forest when Chin Peng gave up his struggle.

    Looks like I have to take arms again but to fight who???

  69. Please add to the list for Election Commission:

    No snap elections. General Elections must be held evey five years and the dates for the next elections must be fixed after the previous General Elections are completed.

  70. Looks like I have to take arms again but to fight who??? — Brig.Gen Tok Cik

    Those gun totting days are long over for an old soldier who refuses to fade away. The enemy has left the jungle and in their place is a new kind of enemy difficult to identify for the most part because they are in mufti.

    Rather than take up arms it is best you answer the call to arms — even if that means occupying the back seat of your aging Cooper Ass.

    As for Tean-Raen, our resident Buddhist monk who appears and disappears, he is on the threshold of achieving Nirvana.

  71. I was in the Belum forest when Chin Peng gave up his struggle. Looks like I have to take arms again but to fight who???Tok Cik.

    You don’t have to fight using arm anymore Tok Cik.
    The battle is in the mind of the voters who are still sleeping in the villages. They are complaining that the cost of living continue to rise yet they didn’t know that the billions of Petronas money are flowing into pockets of selected few who are also worrying where to park their loot and the hyper-cholesterol in their dirty blood.

    Whatever, please be happy as the final score is the same. Rich or poor, powerful or powerless would not carry anything with them to their final curtain.

    Here is the final curtain song to make you exited with your glass of beer and that young haram amoi beside you.

  72. Mongkut,

    Are you tired of watching desperate housewives and young amoy is too costly in NY.

    Tok Cik is now busy with his latest trophy from Kwangtung while you are sitting there thinking about how to handle your 72 virgins ? Perhaps Achmed_thedeadterrorist could give you free counseling.

  73. “Tok Cik is now busy with his latest trophy from Kwangtung” tean.

    Tean, China dolls are sleaze. I prefer our local amoi and nonya anytime. Ask Din, he knows…

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