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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Kesian...Tak Habis-Habis Najib Kena Tolak!!


Ketika majlis angkat sumpah Presiden Indonesia, Joko Widodo atau Jokowi pada Oktober lalu, Perdana Menteri, Najib Razak telah ditolak (disenggol) dengan kuat oleh isterinya, Rosmah Mansor sehingga insiden itu menjadi viral di media-media sosial.
Rosmah dianggap tidak wajar berbuat demikian kepada suaminya yang juga Perdana Menteri, lebih-lebih lagi di acara penting yang melibatkan tetamu kenamaan daripada seluruh dunia itu.
Tetapi dalam minggu lalu, Najib terus menerima tolakan yang berterusan lagi. Ketika harta peninggalan Tun Razak cuba dikaitkan dengan perbelanjaan mewah keluarga Najib, terutama melibatkan isterinya Rosmah dan anak tirinya Reza Aziz, keempat-empat adik Najib tampil dengan kenyataan bersama menolak tanggapan sedemikian.
Mereka menyatakan, Tun Razak terkenal sebagai pemimpin yang berintergriti tinggi serta berjimat cermat sepanjang kehidupannya dan spekulasi mengenai harta peninggalan bapa mereka yang dikaitkan dengan kemewahan adalah tidak wajar sama sekali.
Setelah ditolak (disenggol) oleh isterinya, Najib ditolak pula oleh keempat-empat adik-beradiknya.
Pada Rabu lalu pula, mesyuarat kabinet menolak suntikan modal sebanyak RM3 bilion lagi kepada 1MDB berikutan ramai ahli kabinet tidak bersetuju dengannya.
Jika berita ini benar dan ia juga belum dinafikan lagi oleh kerajaan sehingga kini, ia juga bermaksud penolakan sebahagian menteri-menteri kabinet terhadap Najib sendiri.
Ini kerana 1MDB adalah syarikat pelaburan yang ditubuhkan oleh Najib dan menjadi anak emasnya selama ini. Syarikat itu diletakkan dibawah Kementerian Kewangan di mana Najib juga adalah Menteri Kewangan, selain sebagai Perdana Menteri.
Penolakan ini sebenarnya amat memalukan Najib kerana beliau seolah-olah sudah ditolak dan tidak dipercayai lagi oleh menteri-menteri kabinet yang dilantiknya sendiri.
Jika di negara lain atau Najib seorang pemimpin yang bermaruah dan berintergriti, episod penolakan oleh ahli-ahli kabinet ini seharusnya menyebabkan beliau berasa malu untuk terus mengempuki kerusi Perdana Menteri yang didudukinya sekarang.
Semalam pula, kajian oleh Merdeka Center mendapati penolakan rakyat semakin tinggi terhadap kepimpinan Najib dengan hanya tinggal 44 peratus saja lagi berbanding 48 peratus sebelum ini.
Setelah ditolak (disenggol) isteri, ditolak oleh adik-beradik dan ditolak oleh menteri-menteri kabinet, Najib juga ditolak oleh majoriti rakyat yang makin tidak berselera dengan kepimpinannya.
Maknanya, dalam waktu terdekat ini sudah ada empat kes penolakan diterimanya.
Jika mengikut kepercayaan orang Cina pula, angka 4 bermakna "mati". Dalam episod kena tolak ini, Najib telah disasar tiga kali dengan angka 4 iaitu oleh empat adik-adik beradiknya, penolakan rakyat yang menjadikan sokongannya hanya tinggal 44 peratus dan empat kes penolakan dalam waktu terdekat ini.
Seorang rakan Cina berkata, ia dengan itu bermaksud "mati-mati" atau akan "mati" dengan perlahan-lahan.
Kesian Najib...tak habis-habis kena tolak. Mungkinkah "matinya" juga sudah semakin hampir? (SH)

OF KANGAROO COURTS & VINDICTIVE JUDGES: Is ex-CJ taking revenge on Hishamudin?

OF KANGAROO COURTS & VINDICTIVE JUDGES: Is ex-CJ taking revenge on Hishamudin?
Chief Justice Arifin Zakaria, who is also Chairman of the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC), should explain whether the controversial Ayer Molek Rubber Company vs Insas Bhd case is one reason why Justice Mohd Hishamudin Mohd Yunus has been by-passed twice and denied elevation to the Federal Court, the first time in September 2013 and the second time in the latest batch of judicial elevations this year - a case of former Chief Justice Tun Eusoffe Chin exacting his final vengeance.
Arifin owes not only the local and international legal and jurist community, but the whole nation, a proper and satisfactory explanation as a series of recent cases and events have put the Malaysian judiciary in the dock as to its ability to uphold a truly independent judiciary with just rule of law.
The latest judicial shocker is the revelation by retired Court of Appeal judge Justice K.C. Vohrah who wrote in an in-house Malaysian judiciary publication last year to mark the Court of Appeal’s 20th anniversary that the former chief justice Eusoff Chin tried to influence a Court of Appeal judge who was about to hear the appeal of the controversial Ayer Molek case in 1995.
Vohrah had sat on the panel hearing of the Ayer Molek appeal with Court of Appeal Judge NH Chan and a co-opted High Court judge, Siti Norma Yaakob, who later rose to become the first female Chief Judge of Malaya.
The Ayer Molek case had been an infamous example in the catalogue of cases and events in the eighties and nineties which marked the downfall of Malaysia’s national and international reputation for true judicial independence and just rule of law – starting with the sacking of Tun Salleh Abas as Lord President of the Supreme Court and two Supreme Court Judges, Tan Sri Wan Suleiman Pawan Teh and Datuk George Seah by the then Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad in 1988, a judicial devastation which Malaysia had not fully recovered after more than a quarter of a century and change of two Prime Ministers in 2015.
As explained by Vohrah, the Ayer Molek case involved the grant of an ex-parte order to compel Ayer Molek to effect the transfer of 540,000 ordinary shares of Ayer Molek to Insas in the share register of the company and to issue new certificates in Insas' names within two working days of their receiving the share certificates.
Arifin Zakaria
On April 12, 1995, Ayer Molek filed an application to set aside the ex-parte mandatory order of April 10, 1995.
That application came up for hearing before the High Court on April 13, 1995 but the judge adjourned it to April 27, 1995 which was after the two days period he allowed for compliance of his ex-parte order.
The defendants immediately applied for a stay of the ex-parte mandatory order pending disposal of their application to discharge it. The High Court judge refused to grant a stay of his ex-parte order.
On April 14, 1995, the transfer of the shares was registered in the share register of Ayer Molek and new share certificates were issued to Insas under compliance of the ex-parte order.
On April 18, 1995, Ayer Molek filed a notice of appeal against the ex-parte order at the Court of Appeal. On the same day, they filed a motion for a stay of the ex-parte order pending their appeal.
As Vohrah wrote in his article, it was abundantly clear at the Court of Appeal that grave injustices had been perpetrated in the case at the High Court level.
Insas - through their legal advisers - have abused the process of the High Court by instigating the injustice through misuse of the court's procedure by manipulating it in such a way that it becomes manifestly unfair to the defendants.
The Court of Appeal ruled: "By doing what they did, these unethical lawyers have brought the administration of justice into disrepute. While it does not render the proceedings to be in any way invalid, it may give the impression to right thinking people that litigants can choose the judge before whom they wish to appear."
This was where Court of Apeal judge Justice N. H. Chan made his celebrated quote from Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” in saying that “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark” as the High Court case heard when the courtt was housed in Wisma Denmark or Denmark House in Kuala Lumpur.
The Court of Appeal granted the stay order on July 26, 1995 and written grounds were given five days later.
Vohrah wrote: "Swift as an arrow a stay application on appeal against that decision was filed on July 27, 1995. The application and appeal were heard at the Federal Court on August 1, 1995 before a three-member bench comprising Eusoff (above), a Court of Appeal judge and a High Court judge. The written grounds was provided 12 days later which set aside the Court of Appeal decision."
The former judge noted that the Malaysian Bar was aghast at the decision made by the Federal Court and issued a strong statement against it while saying the panel headed by Eusoff had been illegally constituted.
I brought up the case in Parliament in October 1995, raising the constitutional issue in the Ayer Molek controversy where a High Court judge made a “double jump” to sit as a Federal Court judge, totally at variance with Article 122(2) of the Federal Constitution.
I argued that it was very clear that constitutionally as well as going by common sense, only a court of Appeal judge and not a high Court judge can be appointed in special circumstances to fill a vacancy in the federal Court panel as otherwise, we will have the extraordinary spectacle of a High court judge doing a "double-jump" leaping over the Court, of Appeal to sit as a federal Court judge.
In the Ayer Molek case, a high Court judge was appointed as one of the three-member panel of judges of the federal Court, which would make its judgment a nullity and the judgment of the court of Appeal as the highest judgment on the issue in the land.
My position in Parliament was vindicated in the RM100 million defamation suit later brought by V.K. Lingam, the lawyer for Insas against Euro Money Publications over an article titled “Malaysian justice on trial” which was published in the International Commercial Litigation magazine.
The case came up before Justice Mohamad Hishamudin Mohd Yunus. While Lingam submitted that the Court of Appeal judgment in the Ayer Molek case had been expunged, Justice Hishamudin stood his ground saying the Federal Court panel by Eusoff was not legally constituted as it comprised only "two legally competent judges, namely, Eusoff and a Court of Appeal Judge. The third judge of the panel, Pajan Singh Gill, was not legally competent to sit on that bench as he was only a High Court judge then".
Justice Hishamudin ruled that the judgment of the Court of Appeal by Chan, Siti Norma and Vohrah in the Ayer Molek case is still wholly intact and is still a valid and binding judgment and “I am entitled, indeed I am duty bound, to take cognisance of the judgment in deciding on Lingam's claim in this action".
Eventually, Lingam's suit was dismissed by Justice Hishamudin.
Is the Ayer Molek case one reason why Justice Hishammuddin has been denied elevation to the Federal Court twice – a case of former CJ Eusoffe Chin exacting his final vengeance?
Lim Kit Siang is DAP Adviser

Lelaki ini sibuk jaja pil seks di masjid



Bangi: Seorang peniaga warga emas dikesan mengambil kesempatan menjaja pil perangsang seks kepada orang ramai yang menunaikan solat Jumaat di masjid Seksyen 9, Bandar Baru Bangi di sini.

Lelaki berusia 60-an itu dikesan membuka gerai jualan di kawasan meletak kenderaan di masjid itu setiap hari Jumaat.

Ketua Cawangan Penguat Kuasa Farmasi (CPF) Selangor Adnan Salimin berkata, pihaknya mendapat aduan berhubung kegiatan keterlaluan lelaki terbabit yang menjual pil rangsangan seks haram secara terbuka.

Menurutnya, ada antara jemaah masjid itu membuat aduan kepada pihak CPF Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia (KKM) berhubung tindakan ‘kurang manis’ lelaki terbabit yang menjual pil perangsang seks haram di pekarangan masjid.

“Susulan itu sepasukan lima pegawai CPF melakukan intipan sebelum mendapati lelaki terbabit mula berniaga seawal jam 11 pagi semalam.

FUTSAL CARA TARIK ANAK MUDA DEKATI DAKWAH DENGAN BERKESAN

Oleh : Muhammad Nuruddin Bashah

SUNGAI PETANI - 28 Feb 2015

Lajnah Sukan dan Kesenian Dewan Pemuda PAS Sungai Petani telah berjaya menarik penyertaan sebanyak 14 pasukan futsal sekitar daerah Sungai Petani hari ini melalui Pertandingan Futsal Jemputan Piala Ketua Pemuda PAS Kedah pusingan kelayakan Sungai Petani.

Perlawanan pusingan saringan ini berlangsung di SMC Futsal Centre Sungai Petani yang melibatkan sekitar 100 orang pemain.

Saudara Saad Ibrahim selaku pengerusi Lajnah Sukan ini berasa berpuas hati dengan kadar penyertaan memandangkan iklan hanya dikeluarkan dalam masa seminggu sahaja.
“Ternyata method bermain bola, sukan dan riadah adalah wadah penting untuk pihak kami Lajnah Sukan mendekati anak muda dan menampikan perjuangan PAS yang syumul merangkumi kerohanian, akhlak dan juga kekuatan jasmani”, jelas beliau apabila ditemubual media.

Pasukan yang berjaya merangkul gelaran juara akan mewakili pemuda Sungai Petani untuk pusingan peringkat negeri di Sik pada 7 Mac akan datang.

Sejak Pemuda PAS menjenamakan semula Lajnah Sukan beberapa tahun kebelakangan ini, sukan Futsal menjadi pilihan aktiviti utama dan ia amat berkesan menarik minat anak muda mendekati PAS.





Ringgit WEAKNESS due to investor fears over 1MDB caused pump prices to rise NOT global oil prices - Rafizi

 Ringgit WEAKNESS due to investor fears over 1MDB caused pump prices to rise NOT global oil prices - Rafizi
The abolition of fuel subsidy system has not only made consumers vulnerable to fluctuation of global crude oil prices but also led to the volatility in the ringgit as many will discover at petrol pumps tomorrow.
While the government is only expected to announce the official fuel retail prices for March tonight, PKR secretary-general Rafizi Ramli has warned that it will be significantly higher.
Rafizi said the marginal increase in global crude oil price is made worse by the weak ringgit which is in part caused by the more than RM40 billion debt woes plaguing government-owned 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
“The currency market sentiment is anxious about 1MDB’s debt which has largely contributed to the reluctance of international investors to hold the ringgit currency, causing its value to continually fall against the US dollar,” he said in a statement today.
Rafizi said under the administration of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, the ringgit’s value had fallen to the worst level since the 1998 Asian financial crisis.
“If Najib blamed the global crude oil market for fluctuation in fuel prices, he should be fully responsible for the fluctuation of the ringgit’s value.
“The increase in petrol and diesel price in the coming months that the rakyat must bear is a result of his failure as prime minister and finance minister,” said Rafizi.
Rafizi Ramli
1MDB is owned by the Finance Ministry which Najib heads, and he is also the chairperson of the company’s advisory board.
The country is now using a managed float system where the average price of oil for the current month is used as a benchmark to determine the following month’s fuel retail price.
“The increase or decline of the ringgit has a direct impact on the price of fuel which the rakyat must pay.
“This causes hardship to the rakyat as the fall in oil price beginning in September 2014 is accompanied by a fall in the value of the ringgit against the US dollar.
“The value of the ringgit which, is now being traded at a rate of RM3.60 for every US$1, has declined by 10 percent in six months when it was valued at RM3.30 to US$1,” said Rafizi.
Double whammy for fuel consumers
As such, he said the slight recovery in oil price coupled with the weak ringgit will be a double whammy for fuel consumers starting tomorrow.
According to Means of Platts Singapore (Mops) calculation formula, Rafizi estimated the price of RON95 will increase by 21 sen to RM1.91 per litre while diesel will likely see a hike of 16 sen to RM1.86 per litre.
He also reiterated that the government had collected RM1.148 billion in fuel tax when Malaysia was still under the previous fuel system up to January.
Up until then, the dramatic crash of the global crude oil price had dragged the market fuel price to below the fixed and higher retail price the rakyat was paying for.
As such, Rafizi said the government should use this amount to subsidise next month’s fuel retail price to lessen the rakyat’s burden of having to deal with a double whammy.
“I urge the federal government to use this tax reserve it quietly collected to avoid a drastic increase in the price of RON95 and diesel,” he said.
He added that the move will help to mitigate the increase of the RON95 price to only RM1.80 per litre.
Oil price per barrel in USD:
Value of the Ringgit against USD:
- M'kini

EVEN WEDDING INVITE IS SUPER-LUXURIOUS: Najib, Rosmah expected to throw ultra-lavish wedding for daughter

EVEN WEDDING INVITE IS SUPER-LUXURIOUS: Najib, Rosmah expected to throw ultra-lavish wedding for daughter
Local actor Mohamed Hadi Putera Halim has only praises for Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s future son-in-law, Daniyar Kesikbayev.
Mohamed Hadi - better known as Adi Putra - said he had met the Kazakh when the two visited an old folks home in Puchong on Thursday.
The actor, who said he was “shocked” over the meeting, had then uploaded a picture of him and Daniyar on Instagram.
“I can’t believe that I managed to meet Daniyar Kesikbayev, the future son-in-law of our prime minister.
“He is humble and seemed very concerned of the plight of the people.
“I pray that everything will go accordingly during his upcoming wedding and that it will be blessed by Allah,” Adi said, as seen in the picture’s caption.
Wedding news in grapevine
When asked whether the meeting was planned or otherwise, Adi said that it was not pre-planned.
“I just met him (it wasn’t planned),” he told Malaysiakini.
The picture shows Daniyar - in a white shirt - with Adi, as well as the owner of the old folks home.
Speculation about Daniyar’s wedding with Najib’s daughter Nooryana Najwa intensified, after photographs of their purported wedding invitation were circulated online.
The wedding invitation comes in a gold and white box, which includes a scroll and a card for those invited to confirm their attendance.
The card stated that the wedding will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on March 28 at 8pm.
Nooryana and Daniyar reportedly met in the United States, where the couple had pursued their tertiary education.
In 2012, Daniyar became embroiled in controversy amid a legal tussle with his stepfather Bolat Nazarbayev.
Bolat, in a suit against Daniyar and Maira at the Manhattan Supreme Court, had accused his ex-wife and stepson of cheating him of a US$20 million New York apartment and spending US$75 million of his money on jewellery.
He also accused Maira of being wanted by Interpol for kidnapping and extortion. - M'kini

Young girls lured to join ISIS by raw SEX appeal

Young girls lured to join ISIS by raw SEX appeal
PETALING JAYA - Photographs of abe hensem (good-looking men) are apparently being used to lure young and impressionable girls to join militants in Syria.
The recruiters appear to be cashing in on raw sex appeal to woo gullible girls.
One of the Facebook operators, known as Abu Chechnya in Russian, put up photographs of Chechen militants in Syria and blatantly asked: "Ada yang berkenan ke kat dalam gambar tu??? Abam2 shishani handsome2 wowww hahaha!!! (Interested in any in the picture? The men here are handsome)."
Clinical psychologist Assoc Prof Dr Alvin Ng said generally teenagers tended to be short-sighted and drawn to whatever attracted them.
"Hot-blooded girls and hot guys, especially those from troubled homes, may be drawn to a sense of adventure as they try to escape to what they believe would be a better place," he said.
The recruiters could also be playing on their psyche by telling them that they were the chosen ones and making them feel special.
"Youngsters who feel like an outcast in their own home or community may feel that they belong elsewhere, and will likely go," he said.
Dr Ng said it was not fair to blame the education system when youngsters from Malaysia felt driven to take up arms in other countries.
"This can even happen to young people and adults in developed countries, as the advent of information and communications technology has made it possible for the shadowy characters to recruit militants from all corners of the world."
Dr Ng noted that the onus would be on parents and guardians to help children understand the consequences of their actions.
"They must make their children feel valued and appreciated, so that they would not be easily swayed to leave home.
"Just like in a workplace, if an employee is made to feel appreciated, he or she may not easily jump ship," he said, adding those contemplating on embarking on such dangerous ventures should think before acting.
"If you hear stories and see troubling pictures on social network, take a step back, do not react, and ponder who benefits when the problem flares up.
"By reflecting on it, it will help one understand the bigger picture," he pointed out.
Dr Ng said conflicts were easily inflamed when people reacted angrily to situations.
"Troubling pictures and stories are meant to hurt feelings and invoke negative reactions," he said, adding that propagandists usually played with people's emotions through lies and deception.
He said the media could play a proactive role to avert conflict, but some unfortunately appear to be used as propaganda tools. - Asiaone