Monday, June 30, 2008

Shahrir,Azalina nafi kenal Saiful.

Shahrir, Azalina Deny Knowing Youth Allegedly Sodomised By Anwar
Bernama, Malaysia - 24 minutes ago
KUALA LUMPUR, June 30 (Bernama) -- Two Cabinet ministers on Monday denied knowing 23-year-old Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan who claimed to have been sodomised ...


Malaysia opposition leader leaves safe haven

Allegra Stratton and agencies,
Monday June 30, 2008

Malaysia's main opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, today left the Turkish ambassador's house in Kuala Lumpur where he sought refuge following accusations of sodomy.

The former deputy prime minister of Malaysia said that he had been offered safe haven in the Turkish ambassador's house after arriving at the embassy last night believing the government had plans to assassinate him.
Supporters feared he might be arrested after a 23-year year-old aide filed a complaint with the police accusing Anwar of sodomising him, which is punishable in Malaysia by up to 20 years in prison.
Anwar left the embassy today after receiving a government assurance about his safety.
"I pray that enough will be done for my security," Anwar said before climbing into his vehicle. "The new allegation is a repeat of the 1998 fiasco," he said.
Click for more: Malaysia opposition leader leaves safe haven, UK

Anwar fears for his safety if he surrenders

July 1, 2008

KUALA LUMPUR: The opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who has taken refuge at the Turkish embassy amid threats and sodomy accusations, has vowed to remain there until the Malaysian Government guarantees his safety.

"I need categorical assurance on my safety. You know I have previously been assaulted to near death," Dr Anwar said, referring to a beating he received after being sacked as deputy premier and being hit with sex and corruption charges in 1998.

"Sure, if they give me an assurance for my safety today, I will leave the embassy today," he said in a phone interview from the mission in the capital's centre.

But Malaysia's Foreign Minister, Rais Yatim, after meeting the Turkish ambassador, Barlas Ozener, said Turkey would ask Dr Anwar to leave its embassy as soon as possible.

Dr Anwar fled there on Sunday at the invitation of the ambassador, saying he had been threatened and feared a government assassination plot after facing "fabricated" accusations that he sodomised a male aide.

"There's two reasons why I decided to come to the embassy. It's not just for my personal safety; it's also for the stability of the nation," he said, referring to likely protests if he was arrested.

Dr Anwar said the allegations were aimed at derailing his spectacular political comeback as the figurehead of an opposition that made big gains in elections in March, and came just as he was about to re-enter parliament.

"This is their intention. You know we will announce a by-election this week. I will contest [it]; the police knew that," he said.

After he was sacked in 1998, a watershed event in Malaysian politics, Dr Anwar was convicted on sodomy and corruption charges and spent six years in jail.

He was released in 2004 when the sex charge was overturned, but the corruption conviction stands, and prevented him from holding public office until mid-April.

He is now eligible to stand for parliament, and one of the lawmakers in his Keadilan party is expected to stand aside for him.

Dr Anwar, who maintains he has the numbers to form a new government with the help of defecting legislators from the ruling coalition, said he was still on track to seize power.
"It has never been so good; they know that," he said of the UMNO party government of the Prime Minister, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Dr Anwar said he now had no faith in the due process of law in the country.
He said that elements in the police who were involved in the original investigation were now acting to sideline him because they feared revenge if he becomes prime minister.
"If you want to fight a political battle, do it cleanly," he said.

Yesterday he filed a defamation suit against the male aide who accused him of sodomy. Filed in the High Court in Kuala Lumpur, it seeks unspecified compensation from the aide.
Agence France-Presse,Associated Press. Source :

BERITADARIGUNUNG: After a while people get tired of Anwar. He got the pleasure of Lingam tape recently and now the rest can take the back seat, and continuing watching the unfinished story of "the wicked apartments". This is the sequel to "Trivoli" published 10 years ago.

The Trial of Anwar

July 01, 2008
THERE is good reason to be concerned about the dramatic turn of events in Malaysia, where opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been forced to claim sanctuary in a foreign embassy after new allegations of sodomy were made against him. The local police have promised a quick investigation of the claims, made by Mr Anwar's 23-year-old aide, that he was sexually assaulted by his boss in a Kuala Lumpur apartment. But Mr Anwar, who was politically crushed when he was imprisoned on similar charges a decade ago, is adamant the latest allegations represent the desperate actions of a government under pressure. To help build the picture of a conspiracy, Mr Anwar's supporters have produced photographs of his accuser at social functions with senior government officials.

Nonetheless, the allegations against Mr Anwar dent hopes of a smooth transition of power in Malaysia after 50 years of National Front rule. These hopes have been building since the ruling coalition, dominated by the United Malays National Organisation, suffered a collapse of support in the elections held on March 8. Mr Anwar was not eligible to take part in the poll, but the ban on his running for political office expired in April. Since then, he has been manoeuvring to weaken the ruling coalition and enter parliament through a by-election, with the aim of becoming prime minister.

Mr Anwar's political success has centred on his ability to broker an unlikely stable coalition that brings together the opposition Islamist Malay party, PAS, with the civil liberty concerns of Malaysia's ethnic Chinese and Indian minorities.

Mr Anwar's People's Justice Party, or Parti Keadilan Rakyat, won 82 seats with a group of allies in the 222-seat lower house of parliament in the March 8 vote. The alliance needs 30 more seats to replace the National Front coalition, and Mr Anwar was considered well on the way to achieving this target through defections.

The charge of sodomy is punishable by 20 years in jail in Malaysia, even if it is consensual. But the charge is rarely prosecuted, and given Mr Anwar's earlier experience, it is possible to believe the campaign against him is politically motivated.

Mr Anwar was identified internationally as a successor to Malaysia's long-serving prime minister Mohamad Mahathir, but he fell out of political favour in 1988 when he challenged Dr Mahathir's handling of the economy at the height of the Asian financial crisis. Mr Anwar was sacked by Dr Mahathir, and then charged with sodomy and corruption. Mr Anwar's conviction for sodomy was overturned by the Federal Court, and he was released from prison in 2004.

The latest allegations against Mr Anwar undermine hopes that Malaysia will become a model for peaceful democratic change in the Islamic world. The fresh tensions in the country coincide with rising political and economic troubles elsewhere in the region. Thailand is still experiencing street protests against the perceived influence of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who was ousted by a military coup in September 2006. And inflation is fuelling widespread political upheaval in India, Indonesia and The Philippines.

Against such a background, there were high hopes that confirmation of a healthy liberal democracy in Malaysia could help change the dynamic and political culture of Southeast Asia for the better. A re-run of the political dirty tricks campaign against Mr Anwar -- which his supporters claim is calculated to provoke street riots and allow the Government to invoke emergency powers -- has the potential to considerably set back the cause of democracy in the region. source:-

Saiful was a student leader at Uniten


Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, the man who is accusing Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim of sodomy, was a student leader at Universiti Tenaga Nasional (Uniten) for the 2006/2007 term.

The 23-year-old Saiful wrote in a reply in a blog a few months ago that he opted out of the university due to poor results and it would take another two-and-a-half years to complete his electrical course, something he did not want. He wrote that although active in student politics, he harboured ambitions to become a pilot. He took up the electrical course as he was offered a scholarship.

Saiful described himself as someone who liked to make friends, “regardless if they were ministers, opposition leaders, gangsters or even road sweepers.”

If anyone wish to visit Saiful's Blog click here Saiful's Blog

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Malaysia's Anwar files suit against sodomy accusation, seeks government assurance of safety

The Associated Press
Published: June 30, 2008

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim filed a defamation lawsuit Monday against a male aide who accused him of sodomy, vowing to clear his name in the second sex scandal of his life to thrown the country's politics into turmoil.

"I went through hell before," Anwar told The Associated Press in a telephone interview, referring to the first upheaval a decade ago when he was accused of committing sodomy with his family driver and an aide.

The accusations led to his ouster as the deputy prime minister in 1998, when he was arrested and beaten up by the national police chief. A court later exonerated him.
Anwar, who recently revived his political career and is seen by some as the next prime minister, has denied the new sodomy accusation, dismissing it as a political conspiracy.
Anwar is now holed up in the Turkish Embassy, claiming he fears a government plot to kill him. He fled there early Sunday, hours after his 23-year-old male aide filed a police complaint accusing Anwar of sodomizing him.

Sodomy is punishable by 20 years' imprisonment in Muslim-majority Malaysia.
Anwar said he would not leave Malaysia or seek political asylum, but would remain in the embassy until "the government gives me a categorical undertaking for my personal safety."
"I was assaulted to near death before and my family and friends told me not to take things for granted," Anwar said. "I have every reason to suspect that it may recur again because they are more desperate now compared to 1998."

Anwar returned in spectacular fashion from political oblivion in the March 8 general elections, shepherding a three-party opposition alliance to massive gains that left the ruling National Front coalition with only a simple majority in Parliament for the first time in four decades.

He has since claimed to have persuaded dozens of government lawmakers to defect, and pledged to topple Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's administration by mid-September.
Anwar filed a defamation suit through his lawyers Monday in the Kuala Lumpur High Court, seeking unspecified compensation from his aide who made what Anwar branded as a "malicious" police complaint.

Anwar wants "to have his day in court as soon as possible and to further reinforce his position ... that this police report is a complete fabrication and is basically done as politically motivated," said his lawyer, Sivarasa Rasiah.

The developments have added to the turmoil in Malaysian politics, which last went through a major crisis in 1998 when then-Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad fired Anwar, ostensibly over accusations that he sodomized his family driver.

Anwar was sentenced to 15 years in prison on what he claimed were trumped up charges of sodomy and abusing his authority to cover up the deed. Malaysia's highest court overturned the sodomy conviction in 2004 and freed him.

But the abuse-of-power conviction barred Anwar from political office for five years. The ban ended in April, and Anwar plans to re-enter Parliament through a by-election, which would make him eligible to become prime minister.

Anwar wrote on his blog Sunday that he has been warned "that my assassination has not been ruled out" in efforts to "end to the transformational changes taking place in Malaysia."
Anwar's party said the Turkish ambassador had offered him protection. Anwar is known to be a close friend of Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak denied there was a conspiracy and said the government "can assure him of his personal safety."

"This is not a question of political persecution. This is a question of the law," he told reporters, adding the government would "never" harm a politician.


Anwar fail saman terhadap pembantunya berhubung dakwaan liwat

30/06/2008 12:02pm

KUALA LUMPUR 30 Jun - Penasihat Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim hari ini memfailkan saman terhadap bekas pembantunya, Mohd. Saiful Bukari Azlan, 23, berhubung laporan polis palsu yang didakwa memfitnah beliau.
Khamis lalu, Mohd. Saiful membuat laporan polis di Balai Polis Travers mendakwa dia diliwat oleh Anwar.
- Utusan

BLOG UPDATES: Anwar Ibrahim dan kes liwat 30Jun 2008

Kes Liwat Anwar Ibrahim
5 minutes ago by Kibardd Itu sahaja ucapan spontan yang terpacul dari mulut saya apabila mendapat tahu kes terbaru liwat membabitkan Anwar Ibrahim dan Saiful Bukhary Azlan yang dilaporkan oleh Saiful sendiri di Balai Polis Travers, Brickfields, petang semalam. ...KibarddBlog -

PM minta polis siasat dakwaan liwat terhadap Anwar - Malaysiakini
21 minutes ago by penulis_cyber PM minta polis siasat dakwaan liwat terhadap Anwar. Jun 29, 08 1:50pm. Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi menyerahkan kepada polis untuk mengadakan siasatan bagi menentukan kesahihan berhubung dakwaan bahawa Ketua Umum PKR ...BERITA MALAYSIA KINI -

Liwat : Strategi sama ker?
24 minutes ago by Haris Isu dakwaan liwat kononnya dilakukan Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim dianggap usaha terancang pihak tertentu bagi menyekat kemaraan Pakatan Rakyat menguasai Putrajaya dalam masa terdekat ini. –>. Naib Presiden PAS, Datuk Husam Musa berkata, l Internet Oh! Internet -

ANwar liwat di kondo Damansara - Malaysiakini
34 minutes ago by penulis_cyber Liwat atau Sodomi adalah perbuatan terkutuk kerana ia perbuatan melepaskan nafsu dengan cara tidak ikut tabie’ atau ‘jalan belakang’… saya tidak sangka jika benar Anwar sanggup meliwat pemuda di atas walaupun saya tahu dia tidaklah ...Keris Pusaka Melayu -

41 minutes ago by jasindaily online Bila aku mendapat berita dari sahabat pukul sembilan malam tadi berkaitan cubaan menjatuhkan Anwar dengan mengenakan tuduhan liwat sekali lagi, terus aku teringat kepada sorang lagi sahabat aku yang pernah menjuarai pertandingan Blog ...JasinDaily Online -[ More results from JasinDaily Online ]

Kes Liwat Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim
52 minutes ago by Shen Yee Aun Tak akanlah dari segi fizikal Dato Seri Anwar lebih kuat berbanding dengan seorang muda ? Lebih - lebih lagi ingat mudah ke hendak masuk lubang untuk diliwat ? Kes rogol pun biasannya bukannya dari belakang tetapi depan kerana mana ...SHEN YEE AUN TEGAK DI PERSADA NUSANTARA -

Nostalgia Reformasi 1998: Mungkinkah Berulang?
1 hour ago by afyan 1998; Kes Pemecatan Dato’ Sri Anwar Ibrahim dan tuduhan liwat terhadapnya. Saya bukanlah peminat Dato Sri Anwar Ibrahim, tapi kezaliman bukan jalan penyelesaiannya. reformasi.jpg. Ketika zaman reformasi 1998, saya berada di tahun satu .......ikhlas dari afyan -

Can They Be MORE Original?
1 hour ago by Roti Kacang Merah Mengaku within the 3 months dia keja dengan ofis DSAI yang dia kena liwat beberapa kali. Kalu dia gay, tak pa la kot. Syok ah, cheap publicity stint, hebohkan cerita dapat main belakang dengan Anwar, you. Bukan dengan calang orang tewww ...Biarkan Roti Kacang Merah Dengan Labu Labi nya -

22 news pieces on ANWAR: sodomy (liwat) etc..
1 hour ago by Berita dari gunung 1 Anwar Ibrahim faces sodomy, Qatar - 20 hours agoAnwar Ibrahim, the Malaysian opposition leader who once was the country's deputy prime minister, has been accused of sodomising a male aide. ...Berita dari gunung -

1 hour ago by Warisan Tamar @ KL Rasanya bukan DS Anwar seorang diri terkejut malah ramai lagi orang terutamanya penyokong beliau apabila Pembantu Khas beliau (Saiful Bukhari Azlan) membuat laporan polis - Dia di liwat / sodomised oleh DS Anwar pada 26 Jun 2008! ...meniti arus transformasi -

Anwar berlindung di Kedutaan Turki


Sunday, June 29, 2008

ANWAR: permainan chess.

Satu permainan chess yang panjang. Dalam permainan yang panjang itu, ada orang menang dan mengaut untung. Politik tanah air jadi reality show! Setelah puas dengan Lingam tape, dimana Anwar menghantar jurukamera tersebut ke parlimen, kini Anwar dalam defensive mode.

Dulu Anwar tak peduli apa-apa, jerit isu "saya dianiaya" serata ceruk dengan hailer. Ketika itu Anwar bersaing populariti dengan Queen of England.

Kini Anwar mempamir ciri yang lain, beliau minta perlindungan di Turkey Embassy. Dimaklumkan dalam berita, Anwar takut dibunuh. Anwar takut?

Dulu Anwar mempamir ciri unggul, masih bangun dengan lebam dimata kena belasah. Anwar masih hidup walau disyaki kena racun dalam penjara (mengikut kata wan azizah). Kini Anwar sudah berjalan walau dulu kena papah ke Germany. Anwar puas bersandiwara. Anwar belum puas dengan politik. Nafsu Anwar menakjubkan.

Permainan chess kali ini bertukar corak. Pemburu dan mangsa. Peluru sudah siap berisi. Tangan sudah menggigil. Permainan chess dalam rimba politik. Mangsa jadi keliru.


Interesting: Looking at issues rocky's way, both sodomite and dynamite

F r o m ROCKY BRU...
From Tivoli to Unit 1151, Kondo Desa Damansara

The following police report was made on 28 June 2008 at 5.45 PM by Mohd Saiful Bukhari bin Azlan, who turns 23 next week (i/c no 850706-01-5687):
"Saya Mohd Saiful Bukhari b Azlan ingin melaporkan bahawa saya telah diliwat oleh majikan saya. Perkara ini berlaku tanpa kerelaan saya. Kejadian terakhir berlaku 26/6/08 di Unit 1151, Kondominium Desa Damansara, Jln Setia Kasih, KL. Oleh itu, tujuan laporan ini dibuat untuk mendapat pembelaan dan keadilan keatas diri saya. Saya juga berasa bimbang dengan keselamatan diri dan keluarga saya jika perkara ini tersebar luas di khalayak ramai. Majikan saya Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim - Ketua Umum PKR."

Logically, people who pooh-poohed RPK's statutory declaration and saw it as a political ploy will pooh-pooh this police report and see unseen hands, too. And vice versa, right?

I never believed Anwar was a sodomite, just as I don't believe Rosmah was there at the scene of Altantuya's murder. My belief, however, makes no difference to the people who believe that Anwar is indeed a sodomite and to the people who have already made up their minds that Najib must be linked to the Mongolian's murder.

There are fanatics among us today and we live in difficult times.

My advice (to those who aren't yet fanatics) is still the same: let the police investigate the claim. If it goes beyond that, let the courts hear the case.

After all, don't we have a more credible judiciary now? A more credible police force? A more courageous civil society movement? A freer and more democratic Press under Prime Minister Badawi.

Badawi says his Government has nothing to do with the sodomy police report against DSAI. He says he was shocked. Click here to read his shock. And Anwar says the police report by his private assistant was total fabrication, here.

BERITADARIGUNUNG: sodomite and dynamite! It will explode twice over..

ANWAR IBRAHIM: took refuge at the Turkish Embassy on Sunday.

Malaysia's Anwar seeks refuge after sodomy claim
By Jalil Hamid
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's de facto opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim took refuge at the Turkish embassy on Sunday due to fears he could be assassinated after fresh accusations of sodomy.

The developments come at a time of heightened political tension in Malaysia after the government's worst ever election result earlier this year put pressure on Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to quit.

Anwar, who was sacked as deputy prime minister in 1998 and later jailed for sodomy and corruption, has seen a revival of his fortunes since the opposition alliance's strong showing in the March election. Anwar has said the old charges were trumped up, and said the new accusations were politically motivated.
"I was transported to the embassy earlier this morning fearing that my personal safety was in danger," Anwar said in a statement.

"I have been told that my assassination has not been ruled out as a means to subvert the people's will and bring an end to the transformational changes taking place in Malaysia," he said.

Anwar says he has won enough support from ruling coalition lawmakers to form a new government by September, which has sparked fears of policy shifts and unsettled investors.

Anwar has said he would alter oil-production sharing contracts, cut fuel prices, introduce minimum wages and redistribute oil wealth to the poor.

"With grumblings within the ruling coalition, most probably Abdullah's days are numbered," said political analyst Yahya Ismail. "So the government must find ways to cripple the opposition."


The new sodomy allegations arose on Sunday when Anwar's private assistant, identified by Anwar's party as 23-year-old Saiful Bukhari Azlan, lodged a police complaint.

Federal criminal investigation chief Bakri Zinin said the man who lodged the charges had been taken to hospital, but declined to give his name.

A statement from Anwar dismissed the charge as "complete fabrication".
About 100 of his supporters gathered outside the Turkish embassy, watched by a handful of riot police. They chanted "Reformasi", the movement's battle cry, and "down with the oppressive government".

Police have warned Anwar's supporters against holding any public protests. His sacking in 1998 brought tens of thousands onto the streets.

"If you create havoc, we will deal with you," Bakri said.
Anwar accused the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition of trying to ruin him, and his wife said she had photographic evidence showing the complainant was linked to an aide of Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak.

"This is the second political conspiracy," Wan Azizah Wan Ismail told reporters. "It's a political murder against my husband."

Abdullah dismissed Anwar's claims. "Barisan Nasional has no intention of wanting to make life difficult for him or to harass him," the prime minister told reporters in the administrative capital of Putrajaya after launching an environmental project. "There is no such intention."

A spokesman for Najib declined to comment because of the ongoing investigations.

Barisan suffered its worst electoral setback in 50 years in March when it lost its two-thirds parliamentary majority and ceded five states to the opposition.
Public anger against rising prices and the ruling coalition's dismal showing in the poll have fuelled calls for a change in leadership.

The opposition alliance needs just 30 more seats to win a simple majority and form a new government. It won a record 82 seats in the 222-seat lower house of parliament in March.

(Additional reporting by Niluksi Koswanage and Soo Ai Peng; Writing by Liau Y-Sing; Editing by Caroline Drees)

22 news pieces on ANWAR: sodomy (liwat) etc..

1 Anwar Ibrahim faces sodomy, Qatar - 20 hours agoAnwar Ibrahim, the Malaysian opposition leader who once was the country's deputy prime minister, has been accused of sodomising a male aide. ...

2 Malaysia's Anwar taking refuge at Turkish embassy Reuters India

3 Malaysian opposition leader flees to embassy Radio Netherlands

4 Malaysia's Anwar to be investigated on sex charges: police AFP

5 Radio Australia - Reuters Indiaall 373 news articles »

6 Report: Malaysian police to probe new sodomy claim against Anwar ...Xinhua, China - 22 minutes ago... against Parti Keadilan Rakyat(National Justice Party) adviser Anwar Ibrahim in a fair manner, Malaysia's national news agency Bernama said on Sunday. ...

7 Ibrahim accused of sodomyNews24, South Africa - 5 hours agoKuala Lumpur - Malaysia's prime minister has denied government involvement in a political conspiracy after opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is accused of ...

8 Anwar Ibrahim faces sodomy, Qatar - 9 hours agoAnwar Ibrahim, Malaysia's opposition leader and former deputy prime minister, is facing new accusations of sexual misconduct. The opposition Keadilan party ...

9 Allies, opponents react to Anwar sodomy allegationMalaysia Star, Malaysia - 2 hours agoBy NEWSDESK KOTA BARU: The Opposition may be affected by the allegation of sexual misconduct against PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, ...

10 Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim faces sodomy charge again

11 Anwar's wife says she fears for his safety Radio Australia

12 Malaysia's Anwar Releases Statement on New Sodomy Allegations RedOrbit

13 New Straits Times - Malaysia Starall 25 news articles »

14 Former Malaysian deputy PM Anwar Ibrahim accused of sodomyGulfNews, United Arab Emirates - 8 hours agoKuala Lumpur: Former Malaysian deputy prime minister, Anwar Ibrahim is facing sodomy charges, police said on Saturday, sparking speculation that he might be ...

15 Anwar accused, takes refuge in Turkey embassyBangkok Post, Thailand - 3 hours agoKuala Lumpur (dpa) - Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on Sunday denied sodomy charges lodged by a former aide as a "complete fabrication," but ...

16 Khalid: I advised Anwar's brother to quitMalaysia Star, Malaysia - 8 hours agoBy DHARMENDER SINGH KLANG: Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said he had personally suggested Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s younger brother Rusli ...

17 Anwar’s brother quits after cries of nepotism Malaysia Star

all 3 news articles »

18 Malaysia's Anwar seeks refuge after sodomy claimSwissinfo, Switzerland - 1 hour agoBy Jalil Hamid KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's de facto opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim took refuge at the Turkish embassy on Sunday due to fears he ...

19 History repeats as Anwar faces sodomy claimsSydney Morning Herald, Australia - 1 hour agoMALAYSIA'S de facto opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, has denied allegations he sodomised an aide, saying the charges were an attempt by the government to ...

20 Malaysia's Anwar accused of sodomy againThe Associated Press - 4 hours agoKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim took refuge at the Turkish Embassy on Sunday after police began probing an ...

21 Malaysia's Anwar denounces new sex charges as 'fabrication'AFP - 9 hours agoKUALA LUMPUR (AFP) — Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on Sunday denounced as a "complete fabrication" allegations that he sodomised a male aide, ...

22 Malaysia's Anwar denounces new sex charges as 'fabrication'AFP - 9 hours agoKUALA LUMPUR (AFP) — Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on Sunday denounced as a "complete fabrication" allegations that he sodomised a male aide, ...

BERITADARIGUNUNG: 22 News piece... So what's new??

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Asian Currencies Post Weekly Decline on Stock Sales, Record Oil

By Aaron Pan and Lilian Karunungan
June 28 (Bloomberg) -- Asian currencies, led by South Korea's won, declined this week as overseas investors increased sales of local shares following the biggest loss in U.S. stocks in almost three weeks.
The won slumped 5.5 percent this quarter, the most since the period ended December 2000, on concern that record oil prices will slow the nation's economic growth. The MSCI Asia Pacific index of equities fell, with the benchmark heading for its worst first half since 1992. Thailand's baht dropped for a fifth week.
``There's a big tumble in stocks out there, sapping appetite for the won,'' said Jay Won, a currency dealer at Korea Exchange Bank in Seoul. ``Month-end export deals and the government's intervention may put some brake on the loss.''
The won fell 1.3 percent this week to 1,041.80 against the dollar in Seoul, according to Seoul Money Brokerage Services Ltd. The currency has declined 11.3 percent this year, the second- worst performance among the 10 most-active currencies in Asia outside Japan.
Overseas funds sold more Korean shares than they bought every day this month except for two, according to data from Korea Exchange. The nation's Kospi index of equities declined 1.9 percent, logging a fourth weekly loss. Investors dumped Thai stocks on all but two days this month through yesterday.
Thailand's baht lost 0.7 percent to 33.58 a dollar this week, Vietnam's dong fell 1.4 percent to 16,843 and Taiwan's dollar was little changed at NT$30.388. Singapore's dollar added 0.1 percent this week to S$1.3632.
`Blessing in Disguise'
Record oil prices are ``a blessing in disguise'' for Asian economies and currencies as high transport costs will coerce the region to become less reliant on exports and more on local demand, Morgan Stanley said.
Surging oil prices that are raising Asian exporters' costs to ship everything from cars to clothes to the West will encourage them to rely on domestic customers and this will help reduce global imbalances, Stephen Jen, chief currency strategist at Morgan Stanley in London, wrote in a report on June 26.
Malaysia's ringgit fell on concern that crude oil prices will spur inflation, slow growth and prompt investors to sell assets in the region.
The currency headed for its first quarterly loss since the period ended September 2006 after oil rose to a record. Malaysia raised fuel prices on June 5, the seventh increase in four years, to trim its subsidies and ease some pressure on the budget deficit.
Ringgit Suffers
``Oil news and the inflation theme have been causing the biggest impact on the ringgit,'' said Awaluddin Shariff, a currency trader at EON Bank Bhd. in Kuala Lumpur. ``It's been a poor quarter and people have probably closed their positions for the month by now.''
The ringgit traded at 3.2625 per dollar yesterday, versus 3.2560 a week ago, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
The Philippine peso posted a weekly loss, dropping to the lowest level in almost nine months, after crude oil rallied to an all-time high this week. The commodity's prices in New York have more than doubled in the past year.
The Philippine trade deficit may widen to $11.5 billion this year, from $8.6 billion in 2007, due to rising oil and rice prices, central bank Director Iluminada Sicat said on June 26. click here for more: Asian Currencies Post Weekly Decline on Stock Sales, Record Oil Bloomberg - 6 hours ago

Potent mix of record oil price, inflation and politics

A comment by Joseph Chin
All parties must work together to help nation face challenges
THE surge in oil prices, rising inflation and political uncertainty, all cropping up at the same time, make for a potent mix, which has to be brought under control as the fire is being stoked further by the fallout from US subprime mortgage crisis.

Malaysia is going through a baptism of fire.

Just as the gold ore has to go through fire to come out pure, this is perhaps the crucial test for the Government, opposition parties and the people to set aside their differences and come together for the betterment of the economy and country.

When the Economic Planning Unit prepared the Mid-Term Review of the Ninth Malaysia Plan (9MP), oil was trading at US$100 per barrel. Since then, it is on an upward trend with the fresh record high at US$141 per barrel yesterday.

The oil price surge has widespread effect; ranging from higher transport costs to more expensive foodstuff, with no signs of abating.

This in turn is causing more inflationary pressure on all strata of society, especially poor families, which saw the consumer price index (CPI) for May hitting a 22-month high of 3.8% year-on-year.

The CPI is expected to surge by 7.5% to 8% year-on-year in June to December.

These developments are taking place during uncertain times in the political arena. Questions over the leadership transition from now until December are also a major concern.

We are also affected by the credit crisis, sparked by US mortgage defaults, which caused almost US$400bil in write-downs at the world’s largest banks and securities firms in the past year.
Under the Mid-Term Review of the 9MP, the Government has increased the development expenditure by RM30bil to RM230bil for the rest of the period ending in 2010.

With the scarce resources, the plan will now focus on people-centred social infrastructure projects instead of major infrastructure projects.

Most importantly, the projects must be executed well to ensure maximum impact on all the needy people.

There must be more transparency in the awarding of projects and also accountability in the execution of contracts. Leakages must be plugged.

The authorities must make periodic checks to ensure the projects are on track, the quality of materials used is up to mark and contractors paid on time.

There must be a fear of God in the hearts and minds of those who award the contract and also those undertaking the contracts that they will be held accountable. ... the star online Saturday June 28, 2008

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Malaysia's Mahathir denies accusations of indoctrination camp for judges, civil servants

The Associated Press
Published: June 26, 2008
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad denied Thursday that he sent judges and other civil servants to a camp to indoctrinate them with government propaganda.

High Court Judge Ian Chin claimed earlier this month that Mahathir had threatened judges and sent them to so-called boot camps to make sure they acted in the government's favor.
The accusations were a fresh blow to the country's judiciary, already tainted with allegations that judicial appointments were brokered by a senior lawyer with top connections during Mahathir's tenure, which ended in 2003.

"The boot camp was not a boot camp at all. It was a ... course which had been attended by thousands of civil servants, business executives and politicians without any complaints," Mahathir said.

He slammed Chin, alleging the judge had made the accusations to cover up his own wrongdoing and get in the good books of the current administration.

Mahathir is at loggerheads with Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's government, accusing it of corruption, inefficiency and weakness. He has demanded Abdullah's resignation.
Chin "tries to divert attention to me, knowing of course that I'm not the favorite of the present government, that anyone who says anything against me would become very popular with the government," Mahathir said.

Chin was not immediately available for comment.

Mahathir, who resigned as prime minister after 22 years in power, has repeatedly rejected accusations that he influenced judges' decisions and appointments, saying he would be willing to testify in court.

A panel set up by the government to probe possible judicial corruption said last month it believed that prominent judicial and government figures — including Mahathir — may have been involved in a conspiracy several years ago to manipulate the appointment of top judges.
Mahathir has had many run-ins with the government since he handed the reins to Abdullah, his hand-picked successor.

After Abdullah canceled several of Mahathir's grand projects, Mahathir began attacking Abdullah. Mahathir called for Abdullah to step down after the ruling coalition suffered heavy losses in March general elections. .... international herald tribune

Dr M: Probe Justice Chin's alleged misconduct

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has called on the Government to set up a tribunal to investigate High Court Judge Datuk Ian Chin for alleged misconduct.

He said the allegation should be taken seriously, claiming he had received documents, including a police report lodged against Justice Chin breaching the Judge’s Code of Ethics, that have also been sent out to several judges, the Chief Justice and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

“So why are they ignoring the fact? When PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim brought up the case against lawyer V.K. Lingam, a royal commission was set up immediately.
“It's up to the tribunal to decide whether the complaint against Justice Chin is true or otherwise, but what's important now is to set up the tribunal,” he said told reporters at his office at the Petronas Twin Towers here Thursday.

He said that on June 10, The Borneo Post had reported Justice Chin’s judicial disclosure about how Dr Mahathir had allegedly threatened judges and sent them to boot camps.
“What he did not reveal was that there a police report against him for breaching the code of ethics when hearing a case in which he had a personal interest.

“Justice Chin presided on a case involving businessman Datuk Syed Kechik Syed Mohamad without revealing that he believed Syed Kechik was responsible for getting his father and brother arrested 20 years ago.

“With Justice Chin joining Parti Berjaya where one of its objectives was to expel Syed Kechik, this should have resulted in him excusing himself from hearing the case,” he said.
Dr Mahathir touched on Justice Chin changing his initial accusation of “veiled threat” and claiming that, “I (Dr Mahathir) did not speak about removing judges through a tribunal but conveyed the threat by dropping words to that effect here and there.”

“I am wondering what the words were," he added. ... the star online

Malaysia raises development spending

Associated Press
By EILEEN NG 06.26.08, 7:05 AM ET

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -
Malaysia announced plans Thursday to spend $9.4 billion more on development projects including rural growth, public transport and food production in a bid to reach an average 6 percent annual economic expansion until 2010.
Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi told Parliament that overall government spending under a five-year development plan through 2010 will increase 15 percent to 230 billion ringgit ($72 billion) to meet rising project costs, boost growth and improve food security.
The move follows a midterm assessment of the Ninth Malaysia Plan, which is part of a series of five-year plans to make Malaysia a developed nation by 2020.
Abdullah warned rising food and fuel costs, as well as the global financial turbulence could derail Malaysia's growth if no action was taken. The government earlier this month cut fuel subsidies, which sparked angry protests and intensified calls for Abdullah to step down.
"Rising oil prices and uncertainty caused by external factors makes it difficult for any nation to fully shield its citizens from hardship. The government remains committed to do everything within its power to lighten the burden of the people and preserve their quality of life," Abdullah said.
"Priority will be given to people-centric projects which provide basic amenities and impart direct benefit to the people."
Following the shift in priority, the government has deferred a slew of projects including a proposed 2 billion ringgit ($625 million) monorail and 1.5 billion ringgit ($469 million) expressway in the northern Penang state, said Sulaiman Mahbub, director-general of the Economic Planning Unit (nyse: UNT - news - people ).
Out of the additional 30 billion ringgit, a third will be channeled to spur growth in five newly launched development corridors in rural areas while 10 percent will go to an incentive fund to woo investors, he told reporters earlier.
Another 10 percent will boost food production, while the rest will be used to build more rural roads, enhance urban transportation and rural education and boost the national broadband infrastructure, he said.
For the remaining period of the plan, gross domestic product is projected to grow an average 6 percent annually and inflation to rise to between 3 and 4 percent. Growth averaged 6.1 percent in the first two years of the plan.
Private investment is expected to expand 10.6 percent to reach an estimated 305.8 billion ringgit ($96 billion) between 2008 and 2010, Abdullah said. Hardcore poverty is expected to be eradicated and the government's fiscal deficit sustained at 3.2 percent of GDP by 2010, he added.
Economists said the growth forecast was too bullish. Inflation hit a 22-month high of 3.8 percent in May and is expected to climb further.
"The GDP forecast appears to be on the high side. Headwinds from external uncertainties and domestic risks due to the price hikes and inflationary pressure will weigh down the growth momentum," said Lee Heng Guie, economist with CIMB Securities.
He projected growth to ease from 5.3 percent this year to 5 percent in 2009 before rebounding to 5.8 percent in 2010.
Abdullah again defended the move to raise gasoline pump price by 41 percent, saying it will give the government greater flexibility to navigate the risks of a global recession.
By raising the price, Abdullah has taken a big political risk after leading his ruling coalition to its worst results ever in the March 8 general elections.
Abdullah promised to give greater emphasis to boost Malay corporate ownership from 19.4 percent now, to between 20 and 25 percent in 2010. The aim is to raise it to 30 percent by 2020 as part of an affirmative action program for the majority Malays, which is sore point with the minority Chinese and Indians.
Critics say the current figure is statistically understated because it doesn't include Malay-led government-linked corporations and is calculated based on the company's par value, not market value

Some still write on MUSA HITAM and his connections, past or present.

Orang Besar Bertani
19 hours ago by Puyu Orang kuat Tun Musa Hitam masa Tun Musa jadi DPM.. Dia bertani.. Ada 108 relung bendang.. Ada 200 ekoq boer Ada fertigasi sistem.. Ade fidlot lembu... etc, etc dia petani tulen dan drive 5 series beb..! dia juga jamu aku durian.. eheks!~Kolam Ikan Online~ -

Moderating a session of seasoned politicians
24 Jun 2008 by Zakhir's Zoo Ron was a former Political Secretary to Deputy Prime Minister Dato' Musa Hitam and BN Back Benchers Club Chairman. Mazlan was former Selangor State Exco and Selangor football team manager, at the height of late Mokhtar "Super Mokh" ...Zakhir's Zoo -

UMNO mengaku pembunuhan umat Islam di Memali adalah angkara mereka
24 Jun 2008 by PEMUDA BERSIH Tun saya rasakan bijak dalam merangka tipu muslihatnya dan sikap Tun pada masa itu yang menyerahkan tugas berat tersebut kepada Musa Hitam seolah-olah ‘Membaling Batu Sorokkan Tangan’. Akibatnya berlaku pertumpahan darah sekumpulan umat ...PEMUDA BERSIH -

23 Jun 2008 by abuzaid syuhada' Pada suatu petang yang tenang kelihatan seorang wanita berjalan terhuyung-hayang. Pakaiannya serba hitam menandakan bahawa ia berada dalam kedukaan dan kesedihan. Dia melangkah terseret-seret menuju ke tempat kediaman Nabi Musa. ...MENUJU REDHA ILAHI -

Yang Dikutuk Yang Dipuji -2
22 Jun 2008 by derstrasse Di sepanjang Tun Mahathir sebagai PM, telah melepaskan jawatan Tun Musa Hitam (Timbalan PM - yang pertama), kemudian Tun Ghafar Baba (Timbalan PM - yang kedua), dan dilucutkan jawatan Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim (Timbalan PM - yang ketiga), ...Der Strasse -

Usul Cabar Tiada Usul Sokong Ada A Kadir Jasin [PERINGATAN: Komen ...
22 Jun 2008 by A KADIR JASIN Dia selamat dan kekal walaupun “Team B” yang dianggotainya gagal menjatuhkan Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad pada tahun 1987 dan penggiat lain seperti Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah dan Musa hitam hanyut. Bermodalkan rayuan “tolonglah Pak Lah” dia ...The Scribe A Kadir Jasin -

Demi Setia Najib Tidak Cabar Abdullah?
22 Jun 2008 by anak desa Apakah Abdullah Ahmad Badawi bukan ahli parti yang setia kerana bersekongkol dengan Tengku Razaleigh dan Musa Hitam cuba menjatuhkan Dr Mahathir? Apakah tertulis, terukir dan terpahat dalam Perlembagaan Umno satu fasal mengenai ahli ...anak desa moden...!!?? -

Blogsphere on PETROL, Malaysia 26 Jun 2008

:: Minyak jarak dan "egusi melon"... alternatif ?
3 hours ago by Pak Ngah: ... berpotensi menjadi alternatif baru kepada penghasilan minyak petrol dan diesel. Ketua Laboratori Tenaga Boleh Diperbaharui dan Alternatif (AREL) dari Institut Teknologi Maju (ITMA), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Prof. Madya Ir. ...Perantau di perantauan -

ISA again.
5 hours ago by stupidmalaysia IPOH: Those responsible for spreading rumours that petrol stations in the country were going on strike would be dealt with severely, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan said. “This is an evil and treacherous act to sabotage ...Stupid Malaysia -

Minyak untuk Anak, Subsidi untuk Menantu, Tunai untuk Singapura ...
5 hours ago by kerabu Pada tahun 1984 pula, rakyat Malaysia membayar RM1.10 untuk seliter petrol. Harga tersebut termasuklah duti sebanyak 52 sen atau 90% ke atas harga pasaran semasa pada ketika itu iaitu 65 sen seliter. Menurut beliau lagi, kerajaan hanya ...kerabu bersuara............ -

Credit card refusal draws ire
5 hours ago by Political Guru In the meeting, Mobil Stations Malaysia deputy president Roslan Jamaludin said petrol station operators could no longer shoulder the burden of the card charges. Sorry, no credit: Workers informing a customer that only cash would be ...Voice of Malaysian -

happy with the RM625? don’t! you are being screwed by the PM ...
6 hours ago by Lucia ECM Libra FInancial Group Berhad has a stake in Pos Malaysia Berhad (PMB) through it’s acquisition of Avenue Capital Resources in 2006. That deal left a bitter taste in the mouths of those knowledgeable in the financial world as it was ...mental jog -

How much actually the government spent on fuel subsidy??
6 hours ago by bongkersz On the other hand, notes Minister for Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Datuk Shahrir Samad, Malaysia is a net importer of refined petrol. We produced 110000 barrels of refined petrol per day last year but the demand was 190000 ...The Flaccid Mind -[ More results from The Flaccid Mind ]

People need more things to worry about.
6 hours ago by jhameia.goh We don't have minimum wage in Malaysia in order for them to afford other choices! What's wrong with them making the best of a bad situation and using what little resources they have to get cheap food? We don't exactly see employers ...Rebellious Jezebel Blogging -

In Paris or Rome,just wanna go Home
7 hours ago by McWongkie Some of you folks may think that Malaysia isn't a place to work in the near future because of petrol price and other 'rational' reasons but hey, this is where you came from, we sing tanah tumpahnya darahku for a reason. ...carollingchapters -

Isu minyak:Suatu tamparan buat rakyat Malaysia
7 hours ago by sis 5 Jun 2008 pastinya tarikh keramat yang tidak dapat dilupakan oleh rakyat Malaysia ekoran Perdana Menteri Malaysia mengumumkan harga petrol meningkat sebanyak RM0.78 seliter dan harga diesel sebanyak RM1.00 seliter. ...::jagalah hati:: -

The stupidity of Malaysian government
8 hours ago by TCH Secondly after the election, was the sudden announcement of "harga petrol naik" again when all along they fooled us by publicly declaring that petrol price will increase only in the month of August by earliest. Another so-called suprise ...The Mind Speaks Aloud -

blog updates on Razaleigh 26 Jun 2008

Calon Presiden UMNO
9 hours ago by pemudaumno UMNO Cawangan Jalan Enggang Menyokong Penuh Cadangan Untuk Mencalonkan YBM Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah Sebagai Calon Presiden UMNO Dalam Pemilihan Agung UMNO 2008. Pemimpin Datang dan Pemimpin Pergi. Sudah Tiba Masanya Untuk YBM Tengku -

Terserlah sudah niat Muhyiddin untuk merebut dua kerusi tertinggi
17 hours ago by TUGU BANGSA TEMBOK NEGARA Tengku Razaleigh dan Muhyiddin adalah yang paling lantang bersuara untuk menghapuskan sistem kuota kerana merasakan dengan adanya sistem kuota ini beliau dan Tengku Razaleigh mungkin gagal akan mendapatkan pencalonan yang cukup.Tugu Bangsa Tembok Negara -

A Brief Political History Of Sabah
23 Jun 2008 by cai Malaysian Finance Minister Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, a brilliant economist who was also the cousin of the then King of Malaysia Sultan Yahya Petra of Kelantan, cheated death when Harris decided to have him stay a little longer on Labuan. ...malaysiana1 -

Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah PM malaysia.
23 Jun 2008 Aku selalu terfikir, andai Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah dinobatkan sebagai Presiden Umno seterusnya menjawat Perdana Menteri malaysia, aku rasa rakyat Kelantan akan condong menyokong Barisan Nasional pada pilihanraya akan datang. ...TranungKite Online v7.0 -

Laporan Lewat
23 Jun 2008 by . EKSPIDISI Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah ke Pulau Pinang dan Perak Sabtu dan Ahad lepas dalam rangka mendekati akar umbi Umno bagi memperkasakan Umno selepas dilanda taufan Nargis dalam pilihan raya umum lalu membawa berbagai makna dan kesan .... - - References

Blog updates on Khairy 26 Jun 2008

Police visited Khairy too
32 minutes ago by GrapesNasyid Umno Youth deputy chief and Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin said the police have also recorded a statement from him last night in the ongoing probe into Raja Petra's claims. Full story at Berita -[ More results from Lagi Berita ]

Khairy nafi simpan laporan risik kes Altantuya
4 hours ago KUALA LUMPUR 25 Jun - Ahli Parlimen Rembau, Khairy Jamaluddin menafikan beliau menyimpan laporan perisikan tentera berhubung pembunuhan wanita Mongolia, Altantuya Shaariibuu seperti yang terkandung dalam perakuan bersumpah penulis ...Utusan Online -

5 hours ago by kedahku Khairy Jamaluddin (Rembau). "Yang mengeruhkan keadaan lagi, semalam pegawai yang disiasat di pejabat MB Selangor itu pertamanya digantung tugas selama dua bulan. Selepas itu dia sendiri letak jawatan kerana tidak yakin dengan MB ...JELAPANG -

Minyak untuk Anak, Subsidi untuk Menantu, Tunai untuk Singapura ...
5 hours ago by kerabu Bukankah ianya patut diraikan bersempena kejayaan maha hebat Dolah Badawi, Kamaluddin Abdullah dan Khairy Jamaluddin menaikkan harga minyak sehingga 100% jika dibandingkan dengan harga yang diwarisinya dari Mahathir iaitu RM1.35 seliter ...kerabu bersuara............ -[ More results from kerabu bersuara............ ]

Najib, Khairy deny Raja Petra claims
5 hours ago by Political Guru He also claimed that Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad was in the know as the Prime Minister had received a written military report on the murder that was then handed over to his son-in-law Khairy Jamaluddin for “safe-keeping.” ...Voice of Malaysian -

Khairy Cuba Kuasai Petronas.....NAK JADIKAN SARKIS PERIBADI UNTUK ...
7 hours ago by people army emua sudah maklum , bahawa Petronas merupakan lubuk duit yang satu-satunya masih belum dapat ditembusi dan dikerjakan oleh budak-budak pengkhianat Tingkat 4. Khazanah Nasional yang menguruskan khazanah negara berpuluh billion ringgit ...LAWAN TETAP LAWAN -

Khairy nafi terima laporan perisikan
7 hours ago KUALA LUMPUR: Naib Ketua Pemuda Umno, Khairy Jamaluddin menafikan dakwaan penulis blog, Raja Petra Kamaruddin bahawa beliau menerima laporan perisikan tentera yang mengaitkan Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, isterinya, ...Berita Harian : Nasional -

8 hours ago by PEJUANG MELAYU Khairy yang sebelum ini pernah ditanya berkenaan isu berkenaan berkata beliau akan membuat perbincangan dengan peguam beliau memandangkan ia melibatkan implikasi undang-undang sebelum beliau mengambil sebarang tindakan mengeluarkan ...pejuangbangsa -

blog updates on Abdullah Badawi 26 Jun 2008

Malaysian Prime Minister: No clearing of forests for oil palm ...
4 hours ago by admin KUALA LUMPUR: The government will not allow the clearing of forest areas for any new oil palm plantations, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said yesterday. He said this was avoid accusations being made by some western ...Orangutan Outreach -

Menantu di cabar kosong kerusi Rembau dan letak jawatan Pemuda ...
5 hours ago by kerabu Seperti yang telah dijangka juga semua agensi kerajaan pasti akan diperkudakan sepenuhnya untuk menyelamatkan nyawa politik Abdullah Badawi dan BN itu sendiri, kerana ini bukan setakat kerana Abdullah dan keluarga sahaja tetapi untuk ...kerabu bersuara............ -[ More results from kerabu bersuara............ ]

Mensabotaj Kerajaan Pakatan atau menderak rakyat Selangor
6 hours ago by dppks Malah syarikat television yang ada kepentingan keluarga Abdullah Badawi dalam tidak sampai dua minggu selepas pilihanraya mengumumkan bahawa Karnival Jom Heboh akan memboikot negeri bukan bawah BN. Agen Bn sentiasa berusaha bersungguh ...DEWAN PEMUDA PAS KAWASAN SEREMBAN -[ More results from DEWAN PEMUDA PAS KAWASAN SEREMBAN ]

9MP mid-term review: Another vengeance towards Penangites?
6 hours ago by SK What about au revoir to the RM2bil monorail and RM1.5bil Penang Outer Ring Road (PORR) and at the same time, additional RM10bil for the Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s pet projects - The corridor projects? ...MageP's Lab -

6 hours ago by Reza aljunaid Post KUALA LUMPUR, 25 Jun (Bernama) -- Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi sedang mengharungi satu tempoh yang sukar. Sebenarnya kesukaran ini turut dirasai ketua kerajaan negeri di seluruh negara tetapi, bagi Perdana Menteri, tugasnya lebih ...Reza aljunaid Post -

27 Judgements Still Not Written
6 hours ago by admin Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi There are 27 judgements that have not been written based on records by the Statistics Unit of the Chief Registrar’s Office till now. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said ...West Malaysia - Malaysians' blogging... -[ More results from West Malaysia - Malaysians' blogging... ]

Smiling Faces
6 hours ago by adammaynes Abdullah Badawi Perlu Jalani Ujian Kesuburan. Kesedihan Seorang Perdana Menteri – Abdullah Badawi. Tektik Abdullah tolong Anwar, tekan Mahathir. Antara Harga Diri Atau Dollah Badawi. Ketua Polis Negara Tolong Jawab ...Adam Maynes -

27 alasan penghakiman belum ditulis: Abdullah
7 hours ago KUALA LUMPUR: Sebanyak 27 alasan penghakiman belum ditulis bagi kes rayuan jenayah di Mahkamah Rayuan untuk tempoh 10 tahun lalu, kata Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.Berita Harian : Nasional -

Blog updates on Mahathir 26 Jun 2008

Judge Ian Chin to Dr. Mahathir: You Devil Incarnate, You ARE a Liar !
24 Jun 2008 by Malaysian Unplug Dr Mahathir, by waving the supposed police report the way he did, lent support to the general held view that this prime minister kept a docket on everyone useful but with a skeleton in their cupboard so that he can manipulate then on ...Malaysians Unplugged Uncensored -

Mahathir on Petronas
23 Jun 2008 by lesterchan From June 24th, 2008 By Dr Mahathir Mohamad Petronas Certain members of Parliament are focusing on Petronas, apparently trying to divert attention from Government over the thoughtless increase in oil prices. ...Sources of Life - - References

A Point on Tun Dr. Mahathir Bin Mohamad
23 Jun 2008 by dinobeano There is no doubt in my own mind that Tun Dr. Mahathir is a superb politician and intellectual with strong work ethics. Some of us may not like his politics because of his Machiavellian streak. But we must acknowledge that it was the ...Din Merican: the Malaysian DJ Blogger - - References[ More results from Din Merican: the Malaysian DJ Blogger ]

Mahathir: Petronas
17 hours ago by admin pic_6.jpg Certain members of Parliament are focusing on Petronas, apparently trying to divert attention from Government over the thoughtless increase in oil prices. If I am not mistaken this is a prelude to appointing a 4th floor ...West Malaysia - Malaysians' blogging... -

Petronas and Tun Mahathir Story
23 Jun 2008 by jatt Tun Mahathir said in his blog : Certain members of Parliament are focusing on Petronas, apparently trying to divert attention from Government over the thoughtless increase in oil prices. If I am not mistaken this is a prelude ...Malaysian Gate-Daily News Update -

Mahathir, I believe You...
24 Jun 2008 by G. Krishnan So I wondered what would compel Mahathir to assume that reasonable and even modestly discerning consumers of information would find his claims about Hindraf’s leaders believable. As you may recall, he recently referred to them as Tamil ...IMAGINE... -[ More results from IMAGINE... ]

Mahathir view about Petronas
24 Jun 2008 by lookattrue Certain members of Parliament are focusing on Petronas, apparently trying to divert attention from Government over the thoughtless increase in oil prices. Tan Sri Hassan Marican, the President of Petronas. I also get the annual report ...Lookattrue's Weblog -

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Petrol: the reactions and ripples

Petrol stations ban credit cards
News24, South Africa - 1 hour ago
Kuala Lumpur - Some Malaysian petrol stations have stopped accepting credit cards, claiming the 1% commission they pay banks is eating into their profit ...
No closing-up in protest, says dealers group Malaysia Star
Rumours spark off mad dash for petrol New Straits Times
Rumours spark petrol panic in Sabah Malaysia Star
Malaysia Star - Malaysia Star
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Malaysia to set up separate border petrol pumps for foreigners
AFP - Jun 22, 2008
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) — Malaysia announced plans Sunday to set up separate pumps at its border petrol stations to sell fuel to foreigners at market rates so ...
Foreigners to pay market prices for gasoline at Malaysian border ... International Herald Tribune
Foreigners to pay market price for petrol in Malaysia Monsters and
Dual-pump system for border petrol stations Malaysia Star
New Straits Times - AFP
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Government to raise sales commission for petrol station operators
New Straits Times, Malaysia - 3 hours ago
A statement will be released soon,” Nor Mohamed told reporters after launching “Kewangan Mikro Bandar” by Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia here. ...
Credit card refusal draws ire
Malaysia Star, Malaysia - 10 hours ago
In the meeting, Mobil Stations Malaysia deputy president Roslan Jamaludin said petrol station operators could no longer shoulder the burden of the card ...
Malaysia to check cross-border fuel tourism
Energy Business Review - 8 hours ago
Malaysian petrol retails for MYR2.70, still cheaper compared to prices in neighbouring countries. Mr Razak, as quoted by PetrolWorld, said: "There are two ...

Abdullah denies getting report on Altantuya case

Wednesday June 25, 2008 KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has refuted an allegation that he had received a written report from military intelligence over the murder of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu.

“Of course I am concerned (over the allegation by Malaysia Today blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin). What Raja Petra did is unacceptable ... because what he stated is incorrect.

“It is stated (in Raja Petra’s statutory declaration) that I received a report from the military intelligence. That is not correct,” he said yesterday.

Abdullah said this when asked to comment on the statutory declaration made by Raja Petra on June 18 in which he stated, among others, that Abdullah had received a written report from military intelligence on Altantuya's murder. – Bernama

thestar online.

Direct Nego of Abdullah administration

A kopitiam talk likens Direct Nego as a dirty filter in the air. The rainfall never touch the ground, and nothing grow as the soil become dry and hard.

Former M'sian steel tycoon Eric Chia dies at 74: report

KUALA LUMPUR - MALAYSIA'S former steel tycoon Eric Chia, a close associate of ex-premier Mahathir Mohamad and who was acquitted on charges of embezzlement has died aged 74, according to a report on Tuesday.

Chia, who was managing director of the government-owned steel company Perwaja, died at about 0100 GMT (5pm Singapore time) in a city hospital after suffering breathing difficulties, the Star daily reported on its website.

The tycoon made headlines in 1994 when he was charged with criminal breach of trust for misappropriating 76.4 million ringgit (S$32 million) and Perwaja almost collapsed under debts exceeding three billion dollars.

The wheelchair-bound Chia, upon his acquittal last year, said his vindication had come too late, the Star reported.

Chia said he had lost his family and was estranged from his son and daughter because of the shame, the report said.

Dr Mahathir could not be reached for comment.

Perwaja was one of several massive industrial projects initiated by Dr Mahathir in the 1990s to turn Malaysia into a regional high-tech manufacturing, financial and telecommunications hub.
The projects also included national car company Proton and the Astro satellite television service. -- AFP Click here: Former M'sian steel tycoon Eric Chia dies at 74: reportStraits Times, Singapore

Hindraf steps up attack on Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's long-serving ruler Mahathir Mohamad destroyed the future of the Indian community by ignoring their welfare, a group claiming to speak for ethnic Indians has said.

Mahathir was "responsible for the plight of Indians in Malaysia", Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) national coordinator R Thanenthiran told the Tamil newspaper Makkal Osai.

He told the media that Hindraf would not have been formed if equal opportunities had been given to ethnic Indians, The Star newspaper quoted him as saying.

Hindraf has been attacking Mahathir after the latter posted on his blog,, comments last week that claimed that the indigenous Malays were victims of the political arrangement post-independence when they had to accommodate ethnic minorities with full rights and privileges.

Hindraf has been highlighting perceived discrimination in jobs and education of ethnic Indians, a bulk of them Tamil Hindus. Click here:
Hindraf steps up attack on Mahathir Times of India, India

and read this too: Dr Mahathir behind the plight of Indians in Malaysia, says Hindraf ...The Cheers, Estonia - 26 minutes ago... R. Thanenthiran has reportedly said that the country's former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad was responsible for the plight of Indians (in Malaysia). ...

BERITADARIGUNUNG: The attack on Tun Mahathir is like a chorus.... why?

Berita Khairy dan Azman Mod Sah; ketua pemuda REMBAU

Azman to battle Khairy The New Straits Times - Jun 22 5:07 PM
SEREMBAN: Rembau Umno Youth committee member Azman Mohd Sah yesterday said he was contesting incumbent Khairy Jamaluddin for the post of Youth division head.
"Saya tak takut dicabar" Khairy Malaysia Today - Jun 23 6:05 PM
( - "Saya pasti yang terbaik akan menang," demikian komen Naib Ketua Pemuda UMNO, Khairy Jamaluddin mengenai Ahli Jawatankuasa Pergerakan Pemuda UMNO Bahagian Rembau, Azman Mohd. Sah, 37, yang mahu mencabar beliau pada pemilihan parti Disember ini.
Committee member eyes Khairy’s post The Star - Jun 22 4:57 PM
SEREMBAN: Rembau Umno Youth committee member Azman Mohd Sah wants to contest the division's Youth chief's post currently held by Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin.
Khairy gets some competition for Youth top post The Star - Jun 22 2:39 AM
SEREMBAN : Rembau Umno youth division committee member Azman Mohd Sah said he would challenge incumbent Khairy Jamaluddin if the latter decides to defend the top youth post in the division in the coming party polls.