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‘Correct, correct, correct, correct, correct’ October 9, 2007

Posted by elizabethwong in "We can do better", Current Affairs, Democracy, Human Rights, Malaysia, Note2Self, Politics.
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Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail – ‘Correct’ (English; BM)
Lim Kit Siang – ‘Correct
Param Curamaswamy – ‘Correct
R. Sivarasa – ‘Correct
Bar Council – ‘Correct

An old friend, who relocated far from the maddening crowd to escape yuppies, television, internet and newspapers, was quite aghast when he heard over dinner, Nazri’s offer of ‘plastic surgery’ for the whistleblower of the Lingam-Fairuz Videotape scandal.

“In other words, the government is offering to rearrange his face at its expense? Sounds more like a threat!”

Distance can give one a different perspective when it comes to politics of the capital.

Meanwhile, the clock ticks away for R. Sivarasa and TT Sim, as the ACA deadline draws closer (this Thursday) for them to ‘deliver’ the identity of the whistleblower; the Bar Council is under police investigation; Anwar Ibrahim’s office is still watched by the police and phones are tapped; still we are no nearer to having a Royal Commission of Inquiry.

Even if a Whistleblower Protection Bill is tabled in the coming session of Parliament (end October), it will be months before it comes to force.

Oh, spare a thought for Nazri’s press secretary. Not many people realize there’s no glamour or glory but only gore and mayhem being a press sec in the first place.

What I meant: Nazri
Tuesday, 09 October 2007, The Sun

MINISTER in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohamad Nazri Abdul Aziz agreed that a Witness Protection Act did not exist in Malaysia. He said he had got his press secretary to inform the press to correct his statement on Sunday but it was not done.

“The government is looking to enact a law to protect whistleblowers, there is a need for such a law,” he said in a phone interview.

Nazri said when he spoke to reporters on Sunday, he was referring to all available Acts in the country that offered some protection to witnesses, like the Anti-Corruption Act, Criminal Procedure Code, Evidence of Child Witness Act and Anti-Trafficking In Persons Act.

He said he had asked his press secretary to inform the press to clarify his statement, but no clarification has been made.

In 2002, former Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim had said a witness protection scheme would be introduced to assist Malaysia’s effort to combat terrorism.

In August this year, Inspector- General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan also called for a Witness Protection Act to shield those who help in police investigations or testify in criminal cases.

Comments»

1. Liar Nazri! « I am a Malaysian - October 9, 2007

[…] Update:  Elizabeth Wong here quoted The Sun today, 09 October 07, which reported that the Law Minister “agreed that a […]

2. puzzle - October 9, 2007

How can a lawyer said such a thing. You believe his excuse?

3. jelas.info » Nazri wants to rearrange your face - October 9, 2007

[…] uproar, and rightfully so, but something Eli wrote was particularly memorable: An old friend, who relocated far from the maddening crowd to escape […]

4. monsterball - October 9, 2007

hahahahahahaha…He is such an idiotic liar …showing his boastful character with cow brain.
If UMNO have such clowns to be ministers…no wonder the whole country is spinning like a yo yo…..which directions are we heading to….UMNO only knows. Vision2020 with such clowns to show the way?….hahahahaha

5. K.Shan - October 9, 2007

Kopral Sirul and Azhar of the Altantuya case should be excited with this offer.They don’t have to go through the trouble of having the cops to nicely dress them up with all those bandages every time they appear at the Shah Alam HC for their hearing.Now they can sleep those extra hours before court and smile for the camera.Dream come true. A great package for 2 is waiting for them after the verdict. A new life with a new face and a new home in Raub.

6. malaysiancares - October 9, 2007

Nazri must be plain stupid to make such a statement.Not fit to be a minister.

7. Chee Yong - October 9, 2007

This Nazri cakap besar only. If anak jantan, tak tau say tak tau lah. Blame on others pulak. The measure of a man is he will admit wrong when he is in the wrong.

8. Chee Yong - October 9, 2007

Plastic surgery. Depa ingat ini filem John Woo Face Off ke?

9. wits0 - October 9, 2007

A thorough bred boaster cock, no less. Reminds one of that pug-faced Hugo Chavez too.

10. penangkia - October 9, 2007

“The function of leadership is to produce more leaders,not more followers”.

But,our leader in the past 22 yrs produce ‘idiots’.

11. tsuchong - October 9, 2007

Hi,

Sorry that I’ll have to ask here.

I can’t get to Susan Loone’s blog. It said it was protected or something? Register adi but still cannot enter. Is it just me?

Ya quite some time already but i didn’t bother to register haha. But after register also cannot.

EW: I believe she has deleted her blog.

12. KakiAyam - October 9, 2007

monsterball, you are wrong. even UMNO people know not where we are heading as a nation. you are giving them too much credit…

all they know, is where they are heading after raping the rakyat…

13. hfdyeryu - October 9, 2007

Sirul and Azhar: ” Apa tu? A new life with a new face and a new home in Raub? We tak mau tu… We demand a new life with a new face and a new home in Las Vegas ! “

14. monsterball - October 10, 2007

tsuchong…Susan is busy with new job. All is well with her.
Blogging is to advertise one’s abilities..credentials etc. She has succeeded.Lets rejoice for her.
kaiAyam….You are right. Thanks..

15. Chee Yong - October 10, 2007

Not sure if its sensitive to discuss here but any reasons for she removing her blog? Will she be blogging again?

16. MySpace Addons - October 10, 2007

I don’t think its possible to escape the “crows, yuppies, etc”.


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