Thursday, October 8, 2015

The appointment of New attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali, compromises independence judiciary

For most us, our country comes first. We are stakeholders with fundamental rights to freedom of speech and freedom of expression. We no longer tolerate self-serving leaders and their apparatchiks who misuse the law for their political ends.For how long does Najib think he can get away with being corrupt  and irresponsible by abusing the power of his office. He should learn from the Khir Toyo story. At some point, he will have to contend with the consequences of his actions. Malaysians are no longer going to keep quiet. Even our Rulers who have spoken up.

The Universiti Islam Antarabangsa (UIA) student asked how much more could Malaysians take in light of lawyer Matthias Chang’s arrest today under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (Sosma).“First you unjustly and arbitrarily detain a politician. Now you're going after his lawyer as well?” he questioned referring to Chang’s as well as his client, Umno man Khairuddin Abu Hassan’s arrests.“Sosma was designed to detain terrorists who pose a direct threat to our national security, not to suppress dissenters!” Syed Saddiq fumed.Admitting he once defended the need for the country to adopt the Prevention of Terrorism Act (Pota), he said he is now, however, almost certain that this too will also be misused in the future to arbitrarily detain political dissenters.

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The late great American journalist, Edward R. Murrow said, “No one man can terrorize a whole nation unless we are all his accomplices.” Here in Malaysia, the ordinary Rakyat have ceased to be your accomplices.
 While it is legitimate to like a certain political leader or party, others who may choose to not align themselves to any political leader or outfit and subject all of them to criticism, possibly constructive criticism, need not be seen as enemies or even ideological opponents necessarily. After all, the prime concern for all of us should actually be the progress of our nation.Not everyone can be a leader, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, adding that the person for the job must dedicate himself to the cause of the country. The former prime minister, interviewed by The Diplomat magazine, was asked if he would add anything to his 1986 treatise "The Challenge". Saying he had always thought that leadership was about getting on with the work, Dr Mahathir said he now realised that being a leader alone was not enough."The kind of leadership we have should be one that has the capacity to focus not on himself, but on what is good for the country. "Now I find that not anybody can be a leader. You need somebody that is dedicated to the cause of doing something for the country. "You have to, to a certain extent, preserve your position, but the preservation is possibly because it enables you to do things that are good for the country," he said in the interview published yesterday. Dr Mahathir, who led Malaysia for 22 years, has been a vocal critic of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, and has called for his resignation. Najib's removal was mentioned in a good part of his interview. At one point, Dr Mahathir replied "maybe the former deputy prime minister", referring to Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, on his choice of Najib's replacement. He also spoke of his attendance at the recent Bersih 4 rally in August, when protestors called for Najib's resignation in the wake of the scandal involving state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), saying he was there because he supported the people's demands.Dr Mahathir said he was not against Bersih's other demands for electoral reforms, the right to protest and greater transparency, adding that during his leadership, there were no protests such as Bersih 4. He said people then were happy with the elections and did not dispute the results, and it was only after he had stepped down that there emerged Bersih and protestors making demands. "There may be extraneous people who will always complain, but to have a general demonstration like that, there was none," he said, making a comparison of his time in office and Najib's. Dr Mahathir hit out at the "red shirt" rally held on Malaysia Day last month to counter Bersih 4, saying it was state sponsored and aimed at diverting attention from the 1MDB issue. He said it was dangerous to make race an issue at the rally "but the government wants to get people to show support for them". On the economy, Dr Mahathir said Malaysia could see a credit downgrade in the face of the ringgit's depreciation and the 1MDB scandal, and how they were affecting investor confidence. He said while the country needs a good economy in order to pay off debts in US dollars, Malaysia was not growing its economy and was getting poorer instead. Dr Mahathir again said that Najib's presence is getting in the way of investor confidence, legal redress, as well as repairs in supervisory and judiciary powers. But he expressed pessimism over such an outcome, adding there was political stalemate, and as such further public protests were unlikely. "There should be a vote of non-confidence. But that all depends on the members of Parliament being conscious about their duties. The members of parliament are indebted or obliged or owe something to the prime minister, so they are not going to do it." He said the next election was the only recourse for the people, but even that was no guarantee because "money goes a long way toward changing peoples’ minds". "And the people who are close to the prime minister don’t have money; the prime minister has a lot of money. He admitted so," he said, referring to the controversial RM2.6 billion "donation" Najib received shortly before the 2013 general election. On the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Dr Mahathir said the agreement would allow the US to open up markets everywhere for their own benefit, and with its economic advantage and dominance, they would control businesses in a country and eventually its politics as well. "He (Najib) doesn’t study the implications enough. Even if he does study, his policy is to be friendly with the Americans. "So he is prepared to disregard the national interest in favour of being friendly with America and complying with American ideas," he said.

The simple civics lesson of the separation of powers between the legislative, executive and judicial arms of government is forgotten by far too many of us, Malaysians The parliament is basically a body meant to draft laws, and a secondary, though also important, function is for it is to serve as a forum for the opposition to question the ministers on their executive actions, thereby holding them accountable.Our politicians, , have, to a great extent, failed to meet the basic aspirations of all Malaysians

Rosmah and Najib now

it looks like Prime Minister Najib Razak and controversial wife Rosmah Mansor can forget about immunity from prosecution for any of their alleged wrongdoings which range between grand larceny (theft) to gross abuse of power in connection to the 1MDB financial debacle.

We have Azmi Sharom, a respected Universiti Malaya academic, UMNO’s gutsy Khairuddin, and now Lawyer cum activist Mathias Chang, how many more? Soon, there will not be enough room in our prisons for dissenting Malaysians and the Police will be so pre-occupied that they will lose sight of the primary duty to protect us from criminals and the real enemies of the state.Azmi, Khairuddin and Matthias are deemed to have committed acts of defiance against the corrupt regime led by Najib Razak, our besieged  Prime Minister. Is standing up for justice a violation of the law?  No one in his right mind can condone this Police action.It is plain to say that these moves against our courageous Malaysians are intended to divert our attention from IMDB and the RM2.6 billion that went into the Prime Minister’s bank accounts. The law is being used to create a climate of fear and prevent legitimate dissent against the regime that continues to act with impunity. It will not work as Malaysians have overcome the fear of intimidation and prosecution.For most us, our country comes first. We are stakeholders with fundamental rights to freedom of speech and freedom of expression. We no longer tolerate self-serving leaders and their apparatchiks who misuse the law for their political ends.For how long does Najib think he can get away with being corrupt  and irresponsible by abusing the power of his office. He should learn from the Khir Toyo story. At some point, he will have to contend with the consequences of his actions. Malaysians are no longer going to keep quiet. Even our Rulers who have spoken up.

Please get the message and that is come clean on 1MDB and focus on sorting our economic mess before it is too late. There is a limit to what we Malaysians can take. Soon our timid rural folks will take to the streets when their pockets dry up and Najib can longer dish our state funds to buy their support. Our Prime Minister should be well advised not to take us for granted.

a more immediate threat may be brewing right under our noses – the impending advent of weaponised artificial intelligence or real-life Terminator machine called  Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar

Najib Tun Razak compromised his oath of office as prime minister

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It is not constitutionally wrong to annoy the executive,
Indeed, the no-holds-barred statement issued by the Keeper of the Rulers' Seal on Tuesday has revived hope in a dejected population, demoralized by a sharply plunging Ringgit, sky-rocketing housing and food prices and with little avenue to act against the tardy but still-powerful Najib administration

appointment of New attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali, compromises independence judiciary

Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said Khairuddin was detained as his move to use foreign enforcement agencies to put pressure on Malaysia over the 1MDB issue could be deemed as an act of sabotage against the country.
Khairuddin first lodged a police report against Finance Ministry-owned 1MDB, which has debts of RM42 billion, in December last year, and was subsequently sacked from Umno for being declared a bankrupt.
He recently lodged reports with authorities in Hong Kong, Switzerland, France and the United Kingdom against the troubled firm, of which Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is advisory board chairman.
Najib and 1MDB are under scrutiny for the firm's massive debts and opaque deals, as well as allegations of missing payments to a United Arab Emirates company

Najib Tipu MelayuZahid Hamidi--Malay Rights

 Najib need more perfectly designed voluntary compliance scheme

But will Najib listen to the decree from the Conference of Rulers?’
Our politicians, to a great extent, failed to meet the basic aspirations of all Malaysians an effective communication strategy is desperately needed. The need is also to avoid creating a perception of unfairness.
 this article is not going to stop at highlighting a problem without suggesting a solution, for whining will not take us very far. which  I would appeal to readers to be open-minded. with the mildest sense of resentment to peruse with an open mind, not skim through and judge based on preconceived notions; while it may seem insensitive to point out immediately in the wake of  episode  1MDB imbroglio.When the sultans commented on 1MDB it shows that their majesties believe it to be a huge issue, and shows their concern about the negative impact of the 1MDB issue on the people and country. as voters, we should evaluate every political party impartially and hold it accountable, rather than have a blind allegiance to any of them. are elected by the people, and are meant to work together for effective and fair legislations but we don’t see that happening.
Rulers want 1MDB probe wrapped up, wrongdoers punished
AG: PM 'has no hand' in how we handle 1MDB
we judge you by what you do, not by what you claim to be.
You declared that you are independent and the PM has no influence over how you act with regard to 1MDB. But your actions indicate the contrary.
Immediately after your constitutionally dubious replacement of Abdul Gani Patail, you did two things.
One, you declared that the draft charge sheet against PM Najib Abdul Razak, as published by Sarawak Report, is a fake and a conspiracy to topple Najib. Two, you disbanded the special task force which is investigating 1MDB.
Subsequent events have indicated that the charge sheet is genuine, as proven by inspector-general of police’s (IGP) series of harassment of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and Bank Negara over the leakage of such evidence to Sarawak Report, and Minister Abdul Rahman Dahlan’s elaboration of PM’s “flurry of actions” as a strike for self-preservation.
And your unannounced action to disband the special task force, which had immediately halted the momentum of probe on 1MDB and Najib’s RM2.6 billion, was obviously motivated to protect the PM, as there is no conceivable justification for such action.
Apandi, you can declare whatever legal credentials and legal professionalism as you like, but your public credibility is zero, particularly after your outburst of threats to the public not to disagree with you.
Be sure that we will watch every move you make.
"Don't try to insinuate anything against me. I give a warning to everybody. All right?... Be careful. I will be watching."
i, don't threaten us. We are watching you. You said there is no charge sheet against Najib when we believe there was one. So how can we trust you to be independent?
The AG’s Chambers is independent? We will see how independent you are in the next few weeks or months.
But I foresee that you will be caught between a rock and a hard place. Nothing is for free where the PM is concerned and you have to earn your keep. We will then see how independent you are.
 “To a question on speculation being rife that Najib changed the attorney-general to cover up a charge sheet on corruption prepared against him, Apandi made a vehement denial.
“The questions of cover-up or not is your perception. I have been trained as a judge according to the law," he stressed.
“Don’t try to insinuate anything against me. I give a warning to everybody. All right?... Be careful. I will be watching," he warned”.
If you look at exactly what he said, Apandi did not make a vehement denial regarding the existence of the charge. He just said that the question of the cover-up of the charge sheet was the perception of the Malaysiakini journalist who asked the question and that no insinuations should be made against him.
Previously he did make an outright denial. Perhaps now he is being a bit cautious, after realising that Najib’s lackey, Abdul Rahman Dahlan, had stupidly (in his and Najib’s view) revealed that there was indeed a charge sheet.
NAJIB'S 'KISS OF DEATH': From Felda to Tenaga to 1MDB, collapse awaits Malaysia

Why (AG) Mohamed Apandi Ali Stonewalling to exonerate Najib 

Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, interestingly, plays a careful game It is safe to presume he doesn’t want to offend the Monarchy as he prepares for the premiership, in case Najib resigns. Nonetheless, he didn’t expect the sultans have guts to even mention 1MDB.
In a statement, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the government welcomed in good faith the statement from the Malay Rulers issued by the Keeper of the Rulers' Seal on Tuesday. “All decrees by the Conference of Rulers are noted and the Government has already taken the necessary proactive measures to address these issues. Indeed, the people’s prosperity and rule of law should be given priority in any decision and statement of all parties.
the probe on any party whatsoever should adhere to the rule of law, while any demand to speed up or slow down investigations should not happen,”

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is fast emerging as a key piece in the strategic chess game being played 
Give us ample time and space to solve all issues in the best way possible satd Ahmad Zahid Hamidi 
Give us ample time and space to solve all issues in the best way possible true to his heritage, eschewed all the spin doctoring of his predecessors.  What a moron, you may say.
1MDB is no longer a political issue but a full-blown financial crisis affecting the country.

Najib's inability to move out an unpopular and seemingly corrupt premier has exposed fundamental flaws in Malaysia’s governance Najib would be regarded as defying the Sultans if he doesn’t push forward an investigation of the matter immediately.Would the various bodies probing 1MDB rather defy the Sultans or the prime minister, who has fired and replaced the previous attorney general for allegedly preparing an indictment and has neutralized several other individuals, Kadir asked. “Unless Najib and his extremist supporters have ‘lost their minds’ and are disloyal to the [King], they would do as has been decreed,” Kadir said.
Malaysia Sultans - Malay Rulers

Najib has lost all moral integrity to be PM The statement by the Conference of Rulers on 1MDB appears to show that the sultans are not confident with Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak

Najib, having poured millions of ringgit into jobs, sinecures and outright bribes, continues to enjoy the support of 192 UMNO cadres who see his continued tenure as their meal ticket.Dominic Puthucheary, a leading constitutional lawyer thought it would bring down the prime minster, he said “I think he can be just a walking dead man. He is not yet a buried dead man.”called the Sultans’ statement “unprecedented” and said it can be expected to have a “material effect” on Najib’s tenure. “The rulers have the respect of the Malay community. The fact that they took it upon themselves to issue it has enhanced their own standing.

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