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pencACAi October 23, 2007

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Huh?!, Human Rights, Malaysia, Note2Self, Politics.
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We may have been to space and back, but something tells us that this government’s brains is permanently stuck at the *rse-end of the universe.

Yesterday, Anwar Ibrahim who had given us the Lingam-Fairuz video, was served with an ultimatum by the ACA to surrender the original video by Thursday, or face jail up to two years.

Yes, our very same ACA who claimed that they taught the Hong Kong ICAC a few things.


Ironically Anwar had introduced the amendments to the Anti-Corruption Act in Parliament back in 1997, and the section which is now used against him, was originally aimed at compelling evidence from culprits and those who makan rasuah. Perhaps the ACA should go read Anwar’s op-ed at the Wall Street Journal.

And …

Today at 3.30 pm at the office of the Bar Council (next to Central Market), the police will go ahead with grilling the office-bearers of the Bar Council over the lawyers’ show of force in late September.

Apparently, the powers-that-be are so adamant to prove, beyond reasonable doubt, that everyone is a bimbo machai like them, especially a particular former lawyer turned politician.

Please turn up at the Bar Council office to give your support to these fabulous lawyers who stand up for justice.


1. alin - October 23, 2007

HAHAHAHA!!! “PencACAi” ~ SO apt!

2. kittykat46 - October 23, 2007

The technical task of establishing the truth of the video does not depend on getting hold of the original, unless the copy is of much poorer quality than the original.

The legal case, if it gets to that point, does require the original video as evidence.

Remember an earlier case that involved a video of a prominent BN politician in a “compromising position” ? The then AG burned the original tape, case closed. Is the ACA looking to repeat the tactic ?

3. hitam.had - October 23, 2007

I wont be surprised if the ACA also ask for the original camera with the correctly matching fingerprints to link the video to the cameraman!!

Next the police will be demanding robbery victims to prove they have actually lost anything or else face jail for wrongful reporting.


4. Vote4change - October 23, 2007

Wake up Badawi,

You can fool some of the people all the time, and all of the people some time, but you cant fool all the people all the time.

This government’s intimidation tactics under Islam Hadhari will be bared for the world to see.

5. whispering9 - October 23, 2007

I watched the film ‘Fracture’ starring Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling. There is a quote ‘If you you look close enough you’ll find everyone has a weak spot’. Wow! If only our AG is only 1/4 as good and dedicated. I think our Gmen have universally *rse-ended themselves again and again. Imagine the dilemma ‘Damn if they do and damn if they don’t arrest DSAI’. Goodluck to them…hahaha.

6. ivan yang - October 23, 2007

Our pm has said that he wants to listen to the truth but i wonder whether he is able to listen good when he is in a perpetual state of slumber? No?

7. Move-On-2-Something-Else - October 23, 2007

I know it may be pompous of me to ask an obvious question but sitll, isn’t it time for PKR and Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to send the full length video clip to an independent & reputable Forensic Science Service Bureau overseas to confirm the authenticity of the tape?

I know whatever the action(s) undertaken by PKR will still lead to a “No case to answer” scenario by the government but at least the irrefutable evidence will be recorded for prosperity and will haunt the BN govt for years to come. There should still be time for Anwar to hand over the original tape by the time his case comes to court, which should be in few months’ time. The government can do whatever they want with the tape then, they will be unable to shake off the stigma of being a corrupt and ignorant govt.

Just remember that the govt has “no intention” whatsover to establish an independent judiciary as that would not be in their best interest(s)! So, just stop dreaming and wasting time! This govt has already proved their crooked ways and their insincerity in wanting to establish the RCI.

It’s time to play at their own game(s)

8. PandaHeadCurry - October 23, 2007

“Ironically Anwar had introduced the amendments to the Anti-Corruption Act in Parliament back in 1997, and the section which is now used against him, was originally aimed at compelling evidence from culprits and those who makan rasuah.”


No need to post-rationalize and justify why he did something back then…as it comes back to bite him in the ass.

Why a cult of personality surrounds Joe Isuzu here, baffles me.

9. libraa2 - October 23, 2007

Anwar can give a corrupted version of the tape and say “I gave you want you asked for”.
or he can say ” There is no second version of the tape. I was just fooling you” (but this could mean more charges against him)
or he can say ” It’s missing” someone stole it.”

10. Hantu Laut - October 24, 2007

With today’s technology and a bit of talent anyone can easily fake it.I am not saying this one is, but it can happen.Therefore, if the tape is geniune, Anwar shouldn’t worry.

In this country, only blogger and their readers seem smarter than every body else.

11. wits0 - October 24, 2007

Indeed, kittykat46, the Watergate Scandal didn’t require the revelation as to who was the Deep Throat for 30 years. Therefore the over-stressing on the Lingamgates witnesses sounds so contrived and suspicious. Some people seems so desperate to obfuscate and invalidate the technical aspect of it that they’re likely to do an Abu Talib with evidence because they can even get away with it.

12. mat saman kati - October 24, 2007

I thought the ACA had sent Part 1 to ICAC HK. Any news?

13. wits0 - October 24, 2007

It’s possible and that much easier to fake a still than a video that sufficiently and satisfactorily even today. Then there’s the weight of the audio/voice authentication which has been around for more than 30 years and this was what sank Nixon.

14. kittykat46 - October 24, 2007

It is not that easy to make a good fake of a video and voice of a well-known person, especially face-on. A person speaking normally, not under extreme stress or having bad flu, has quite a distinct frequency / amplitude, “fingerprint” , in fact good enough to be used as part of an electronic security system.

Even Hollywood movies, with their mega budgets don’t try to do it. CGI usually involves objects , and when they do it with people its very distant matchstick figures with no real face or features. Same with body doubles, its usually done with short takes, distant shots and fast moving scenes, where the viewer won’t be able to clearly make out the person.

SO, if the ACA really had an interest in authenticating the video, it can be done, without the original tape or the identity of the person who shot the video.
I suspect there is Bad Faith behind this ACA maneuver.

There have been many instances in Bolehland’s history where the regime was mainly interested to prosecute the Informant.

15. wits0 - October 24, 2007

“I suspect there is Bad Faith behind this ACA maneuver.”

How else can one conclude?
..””Investigations need to be done from the original source. Any tempered evidence is inadmissible in court. We need the original and the onus is on Anwar to provide us with it. It will be impossible for us to determine the authenticity of the allegations without viewing the
original tape,” ”

Just by viewing? Like the ACA members have Superman’s X-Ray vision!? The spin is also there to equate editing with tampering.

16. monsterball - October 25, 2007

It’s not a fake and they all know it….but do we really expect UNMO to do nothing…when being exposed..especially by Anwar?
It’s always dirty politics and getting dirtier and plain stupid.
At the back of UMNO’s ministers minds..what can we suckers do….talk till our throats dry…what can we do…that’s what are in their minds….we are helpless…and that God forsaken idiotic Pak Lah…keep saying he is people’s PM….yet..doing nothing….because he knows next to nothing…and if he does…simply no power or guts to act…for if he makes a wrong move….his job is terminated.
That’s our Malaysian justice for all.
What can we do? UMNO is challenging all Malaysians .

17. monsterball - October 25, 2007

However…reading ACA claim they need the original tape top proceed with the investigation do make alot of sense.
One cannot proceed based on hearsay and seen from internet. One must have the tangible stuff.
Anwar can also make a copy and give it to them and keep the original one. Why is he not co-operating?
Of all the people…Anwar should know what;’s coming..BEFORE he release the ‘show’..Why make things difficult for ACA?

18. wits0 - October 26, 2007

Matters, it seems, has enter the (deliberately made) confusion stage. Remember there’s no celluloid or magnetic tape, just a recording into a memory card from a digicam ; don’t think any VHS tape was involved. from a memory card the recording therefore gets transfered to a storage media, a HDD, CD or Thumb Drive, e.g.

AI should stick to his basic demand for a Royal Commission of Inquiry despite all threats.

19. whispering9 - October 27, 2007

Well, he is still a politician afterall. Any informed person will understand your comment that there is no such thing as ‘the original tape’. There is only ‘memory data’ and even after many transfering, it is still the ‘original’ and can be analysed for tampering. I guess both DSAI and ACAman are ill-informed or just plain old fashion kind of people. Maybe it is wayang kulit for the folks at the kampong. Sigh…for the dread and the boredom of the present serfdom, I can live in the moon. Even accept DSAI! Someone did comment that is it ‘Like helping an old lady to cross the road’. Good Morning everyone.

20. wits0 - October 27, 2007

Yes, he’s a politician and consistency is not expected to be 100%.(far from it!) That he may be also a little scared of jail, is also factored in. But a modicum of persistence and consistency is still expected of him in the eyes of the astute observer to maintain sufficient relevancy.

The official side talks much about the the so-called letter of Law but persists in the blathering disregard for the accuracy of simple technical terminology….which leads us to believe that it also cares little for the actual Law itself. Demonstrably indicative of a core cavalier attitude.

21. whispering9 - October 29, 2007

“Core cavalier attitude” reminds me of a famous painting by R. Caton Woodville which gives a dramatic view of the 17th Lancers in the Charge of the Light Brigade. Confliction information! There is this line which would sum up my feeling for any politician ‘….Cardigan was in front, as brave as he was stupid. He came through unscathed and cantered casually back down the valley leaving his men to fight their way out of an overwhelming force of Russian cavalry, infantry and artillery.’ I was told that red poppies sprung up on the ground where the allies’ blood soaked the soil. “As brave as he was stupid”. Hope our new breed of politicians to be will not be that typical stereotypes.


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