Monday, March 16, 2015

Inspector-General of Police Khalid : The real clown in the reality show?

 the ugly corruption of  Attorney-general (AG) Abdul Gani Patail office

 But one can’t entirely blame Inspector-General of Police Khalid who, within the insane constraints  operate, keep Malaysia moving and maintain law of jungle and order of Najib and his jungle lady


A Case of Bad Governance, Muzzled Opposition Members of Parliament  and Over-Concentration of Power. Anwar's conviction a deathblow to democracy, makes mockery of justice

.augustinepaul.jpgThe conviction of visibly trumped up ‘ Terrorism in Judiciary of Malaysia’ charges is a fresh blow to nascent democracy in  Malaysian..Like in the sodomy1 It went on despite global criticism over the manner in which Anwar  was denied bail and forcibly dragged into court with a black eye after his pleas to let him walk on his own and talk to journalists


A nation of scoundrels? A Big NO is my answer. It is true that some of us are subservient to plutocrats in UMNO. These people  are found in the Judiciary, the Civil Service, the Police and the military and include those who prosper as UMNO cronies. But thousands of decent Malaysians have shown(at BERSIH 1, 2, 3 and other rallies)  that they have got what it takes to make Malaysia a united, peaceful, and prosperous country where there is equal opportunity for all who are prepared to work hard. They are the patriots. They want to be a free people and resent government telling them how to live their lives and practice their religions.
Ambassador Malott, I agree with you wholeheartedly when you said that “[T]he majority of people in Malaysia want political freedom. They want free and fair elections. They want genuine democracy. They want all races and religions to be treated with dignity and respect. They are asking only for what the Malaysian constitution guarantees them and what the UMNO regime denies them…”
I believe change will come to my country, maybe not anytime soon since the process is painfully slow, but it will come. Most of my fellow Malaysians are sick and tired of the political games played by UMNO.   UMNO leaders and their supporters claim to be helping the Malays, when in truth the Malays do not realise that they are victims of greed and lust for powerScandalous 1MDB is the litmus test.

 the ugly corruption of  Attorney-general (AG) Abdul Gani Patail office

Incomprehension mixed with a deep sense of disappointment. That is what a significant number of Malaysian voters have been feeling ever since a bizarre set of events over the last couple of weeks has been unleashed on them also read this Shafee's private pirate armouries at Khairy Jamaluddin's disposal.Too much messiness has found its way into the public domain. The belief that power is the only instrument of change legitimizes any and every mode of getting elected. What this fails to recognise is that the process of winning simultaneously erodes the ability to bring about real change. You cannot change what Najib have  become. his interest in power, without always overwhelming it. caught as it is between being a political movement with ideals and a party with real life imperatives,The episode involves a disastrous wedding with rosmah his 2nd wife 

One evening in April 1775, the English man of letters Samuel Johnson made a famous remark.”Patriotism,” he said, “is the last refuge of the scoundrel.”Johnson was criticising what he called false patriots – people who invoke the name of their country to advance their own political agenda.In America, we often refer to that kind of scoundrel as “people who wrap themselves in the flag.” It means people who pretend to do something for patriotic reasons or out of loyalty to their country when their real motives are selfish, and their real goal is their own personal and political gain.It means people who “play the patriot card” and try to diminish their opponents by suggesting they do not love their country, or are even traitors to it.
So it is in Malaysia. Anyone who has the courage to disagree with the UMNO regime today stands the risk of being arrested for sedition. Meanwhile, many hundreds of millions of dollars disappear because of corruption. The needs of the rural poor, primarily Malays, still are not being met after more than half a century of promises from UMNO.Instead, the government’s focus seems to be on checking Facebook accounts and Twitter postings, which are scoured for evidence of alleged disloyalty to the nation.Question: If you love your country, then why do you steal from it? After almost 58 years in power, the leaders of UMNO have come to see themselves and the nation as one and the same.
So if you say “damn UMNO,” or you make a humorous video about the Prime Minister’s wife, you will be arrested for sedition against the government, even though your target was UMNO and the self-styled First Lady of Malaysia. Just ask RSN Rayer and Teresa Kok and Zunar.
UMNO and Rosmah are not the government.
For years the government has tried to put the opposition on the defensive and imply that they are traitors to the nation, and that they are tools of foreign powers.Samuel Johnson would have understood the UMNO regime very well.”Scoundrels!” he would say. So the question arises – who are Malaysia’s real patriots? Who truly loves Malaysia and wants the nation to fulfill its great promise? Who really cares about making the dream that is Malaysia become a reality – a multi-racial, multi-religious nation, a genuine democracy, a model for Islamic nations around the world, a leader in Asia, and a developed nation where all its people may share in its prosperity? And who cares only about political power, money, and wealth for themselves, their families, and their cronies? Who are the greedy, selfish ones?
Not special treatment, but equal treatment
We know the answer. We know who the real patriots are and who really loves Malaysia.
 Fifty years ago this weekend, Americans, and primarily African-Americans, led by Dr Martin Luther King, were met with incredible violence on a bridge in Selma, Alabama. They were there to ask for their rights as Americans – to vote.The photographs and television videos of what happened that day were seen around the country – and shocked the American nation into action to counter the local racist authorities in the South, who suppressed democracy and political freedom “in the name of the law.”Like the violent racist white southern police of 50 years ago in America, the authoritarian political regime that controls Malaysia today still suppresses democracy and political freedom “in the name of the law.”As I watched the scenes of this year’s 50th anniversary commemoration of the confrontation in Selma, I thought about all the demonstrations for political freedom in Malaysia over the past few years that have been met by government force – and I realised that there is no difference between Malaysia and Selma.The majority of people in Malaysia want political freedom. They want free and fair elections. They want genuine democracy. They want all races and religions to be treated with dignity and respect. They are asking only for what the Malaysian constitution guarantees them and what the UMNO regime denies them, just like the racist white police of America denied African-Americans their rights 50 years ago.
The United States President Barack Obama spoke at the bridge last Saturday on the 50th anniversary. He said: “We gather here to honour the courage of ordinary Americans willing to endure billy clubs and the chastening rod; tear gas and the trampling hoof; men and women who despite the gush of blood and splintered bone would stay true to their (goal) and keep marching toward justice… They didn’t seek special treatment, just the equal treatment promised to them almost a century before.”
 What greater form of patriotism is there than the belief that America is not yet finished, that we are strong enough to be self-critical, that each successive generation can look upon our imperfections and decide that it is in our power to remake this nation to more closely align with our highest ideals?”Loving this country requires more than singing its praises or avoiding uncomfortable truths. It requires the occasional disruption, the willingness to speak out for what’s right and (to) shake up the status quo.” And that is what so many brave Malaysians are doing today.They want Malaysia to be true to itself, to its constitution and its ideals, and to its potential.

Obama Urges Prime Minister Najib to apply the Rule of Law apolitically

Malaysian should have seen this coming.  Najib wasn’t just that the characters on it spent most of his time dealing with disappointments and disasters, but there was also the particular episode called “The Betrayal to Malaysians” that came with the jungle lady  and the the law of  jungle
This is the sort of topsy-turvy reality that  has had to get used to. Most event organisers here know they have to start organising any event by assuming that, at the last moment, the police won’t let it happen. There is no point applying in advance and getting every possible permit because another rule can always be invoked and another department’s permission needed and everything will be up in the air.
Barack Obama
The White House today expressed its disappointment over Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s guilty conviction for sodomy, and urged Putrajaya to apply the rule of law to promote confidence in the country’s democracy, judiciary and economy.
In a statement following the close of a petition launched by former US Ambassador to Malaysia John Malott to press for Anwar’s freedom, the Obama administration said the worry was compounded by the Malaysian government’s intention to expand the sedition law against critics, despite Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s promise to repeal it.
The statement said the US had made its concerns on Anwar’s conviction clear through statements and interactions with Putrajaya and would continue to do so.
“The initial decision to prosecute Mr. Anwar, the decision to appeal the not guilty verdict, and the overturning of that verdict raise a number of serious concerns about the rule of law and the fairness of the judicial system in Malaysia,” the White House statement said.
It added that the two countries were committed to work together on the economy and security challenges, but said Washington would continue to urge Malaysia to apply the rule of law fairly, transparently and apolitically.
“History has shown that countries that uphold the human rights of all their citizens, regardless of their political affiliation, ethnicity, race, religion, or sexual orientation, are ultimately more prosperous and more stable, the White House said.
The petition for Anwar’s freedom achieved 113,122 signatures, more than the 100,000 required to qualify a response from the Obama administration.
The Federal Court on February 10 upheld Anwar’s sodomy conviction and his five-year jail sentence.
Meanwhile, the US Embassy said yesterday more than 60,000 signatures were removed from a counter-petition to the White House on Anwar because they originated from disposal email services.
From more than 70,000 signatures initially, the petition that took issue with the Washington’s stand on Anwar’s conviction was reinstated online with around 12,000 signatures.
“The White House did remove 60,789 signatures deemed to be fraudulent because a vast majority of those signatures originated from
“Other fraudulent signatures originated from trashmail, sharklasers, and mallinator – all disposable email services. Those fraudulent signatures occurred over the life of the petition,” the embassy added.
The counter petition was started nearly a month ago after the petition in support of Anwar’s freedom was launched.
It said Malaysians were “outraged” with the White House’s statement expressingJohn R. Malott2disappointment with Anwar’s jailing, and told the US to “stop interfering in Malaysia’s judiciary and rule of law”.
Malott’s petition, “Make the release of Malaysian Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim from prison a top priority for US policy towards Malaysia”, was also temporarily removed after standard fraud checks by the White House erroneously identified it as a petition with fraudulent signatures.
The embassy clarified on Wednesday that it was not the free Anwar petition but the counter petition which had fraudulent signatures.
The counter petition, titled “Respecting the Sovereign Nation of Malaysia”, reached 12,612 signatures as of this morning.
With regard to Shafee Abdullah he is known for his close relationship with Umno. The Attorney-General chambers have also been criticised for using public funds to hire Shafee. Taiping MP Nga Kor Ming asked as to why the chambers – with over 1,800 qualified staff – decided to hire Shafee to conduct the appeal at the Federal Court. The Perak DAP strongman charged that such was another clear indication that the case against Anwar was politically-motivated. Apart from that, Shafee is still under probe for alleged involvement in the preparation of a false affidavit. Given the backdrop and the entire scenario enveloping Anwar’s Sodomy II appeal at the Federal Court, the issues surrounding the appointment of Gopal Sri Ram has become somewhat insignificant. For one thing the track record of the judges, the appointment of Shafee to act for the prosecution as well as the mystery surrounding the case at the Court of Appeal on the eve of the Kajang by-election have raised more questions. Whatever it is, Anwar has every right to pick the best lawyer available following the untimely passing of Karpal Singh. The Opposition Leader too has to find someone else as Karpal’s successor - Datuk Sulaiman Abdullah – is still recovering from a surgery. One must not forget the fact that there seems to be no question of Gopal now bringing about an intimidating atmosphere at the Federal Court. But the appointment of Shafee has certainly brought about a big question mark. As has correctly pointed out by Nga Kor Ming, the taxpayers have every right to know why they have to bear the cost when they have already paid so much to maintain the staff of the Attorney-General chambers.
Sometimes a connect with our own past and young dreams can be painful indeed, if we realise how far away we are from what we once considered an ideal life, and that brings about a certain restlessness that disturbs us. But that’s no reason to lead half-lived lives.

Dreams and unfulfilled aspirations rooted in the past have that power.They keep you going. We all love to talk about what could have, but did not happen. Our regrets over unful filled dreams serve as a fuel to keep us going. The important thing is to remember the dreams. They connect our past to the present, and to a nebulous future. If you have fulfilled all dreams, met all aspirations, and have none other, what will hold you on to life?
The only thing that Obama shares with Najib now is a low approval rating among voters. Like the Malaysian PM, Obama's critics argue that his time in office has been short on substance, and big on slogans and promises.
Like Najib, he gave a speech to the United Nations that sounded good. Sound familiar?
So getting "endorsed" by a major disappointment in the White House is not something to crow about. Fact is, Tengku Adnan appears to be clutching for straws just to justify Putrajaya's sedition blitz.
In the same way, Malaysians especially the opposition, should end this infatuation with getting the support of the US, Australia or others for their cause. There is not much use in going around the world asking for support because it really won't matter in Malaysia.
It also smacks of desperation by the opposition. The world has always been about permanent interests, not permanent friends. No one is going to lift a finger to help as long as their ties remain prosperous and beneficial with Malaysia.
Only Malaysian voters matter. Obama, Abbott and the others will sell Malaysians down the creek when it suits the interests of their countries or their interests. It is time we grow up and take destiny in our own hands.

Our future does not depend on any foreigner's silence or supportive words. It depends on us doing the hard work for a better Malaysia. –

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