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Petra free! 3.30 pm at Shah Alam High Court November 7, 2008

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Congratulations to all those fine lawyers who worked on the habeas corpus case.

Be at Shah Alam High Court 3.30 pm to greet a free man!

BN locks up Petra September 23, 2008

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Barisan Nasional has just scored a world’s first for Malaysia.

First blogger locked up without trial. 

The fact that Raja Petra’s 2-year ISA detention order was signed by the Minister of Home Affairs just the night before his habeas corpus hearing this morning, shows Petra’s case is political, and has nothing to do with the waffle that BN has saying. It lends further credence to the fact that putting Petra into Kamunting is not negation of some of the articles and documents published in Malaysia. Otherwise existing laws which allows Petra to have an open trial would have been used. 

Which makes us ask yet again, a question which everyone knows the answer to by now – who stands to gain in putting a prolific writer in a detention camp?

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Free RPK, Free Hindraf 5, Free All Detainees!

The Internal Security Act under Article 149 of the Malaysian Constitution permits the detention, at the discretion of the Home Minister, without charge or trial of any person in respect of whom the Home Minister was satisfied that such detention was necessary.

A week ago, we have witnessed yet again, the abuse of the ISA in the case of the detention of Raja Petra Kamarudin – Editor of Malaysia Today, Tan Hoon Cheng – Journalist, Sin Chew Jit Poh and Teresa Kok Suh Sim – Member of Parliament, Seputeh.

To demonstrate stand on the abolishment of the ISA and to show our solidarity and support with all ISA detainees and their families, we are organising a forum with invited speakers with details as follows:

Date: 23 Sep 2008 (Tue)
Time: 8:00 pm
Venue: KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, Jln Maharajalela, Kuala Lumpur
Admission is Free; Bring Friends

The panel of Distinguished Speakers include:

* Lim Guan Eng, Penang Chief Minister, DAP MP Bagan, ADUN Air Itam
* Teresa Kok, Selangor State Exco, DAP MP Seputeh/ADUN Kinrara
* A. Sivanesan, Perak State Exco, DAP ADUN Sungkai
* Khalid Samad, PAS MP Shah Alam
* Nurul Izzah binti Anwar, PKR MP Lembah Pantai
* Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan, Bar Council President
* Syed Ibrahim Syed Noh, Chairman of Gerakan Mansuhkan ISA (GMI) 

Moderator: Teo Nie Ching, DAP MP Serdang

The wives of some of the current ISA detainees, Raja Petra Kamaruddin, M Manoharan (DAP ADUN Kota Alam Shah) and V Ganabathirao will be present and be given an opportunity to speak. We should all be there to give the all the moral support we can! Forward to all your friends!

Abolish ISA or Abolish BN!

KL blocked, democracy locked down July 13, 2008

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In anticipation of the vote of no-confidence scheduled to be up on Monday morning, the police have set up road blocks all around Kuala Lumpur. There appears to be an order to lock-down the Parliament on Monday morning from 7 am onwards.

Question is: Are the police doing this to protect public security or to deter the curious and interested public from turning up in Parliament tomorrow. There is no rally tomorrow at Parliament scheduled. But there is an emergency motion on the state of the country especially since the price hike of fuel and other basic essentials.

Lest we forget, Parliament is not a security-zone. This is the second time the police have attempted to stop public access to the very halls which decide on laws which govern our lives, where debates pertaining to our lives and livelihood occur. We have every right to go in, witness the debates just as with public access into any other public buildings.

So in an attempt to shield all the Prime Minister’s men/women tomorrow morning, the traffic jam has sprawled as far as Klang where I was this morning. This doesn’t inspire any further confidence in Abdullah Badawi.

BN = Bohong Nasional February 13, 2008

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PM = Pembohong Mangkuk!
BN = Bohong Nasional

The whole nation was forced to wait for months on end for his so-called ‘ilham‘ (inspiration), and now it has to come out in the form of a lie?

This must be his Islam Hadhari at its best.

If he can lie to the nation on something so important yesterday, he will lie to you over and over again when you vote his people in.

STOP THE LIARS.
VOTE FOR CHANGE.

(GE12) Of Parliament being dissolved on 13th Feb February 13, 2008

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Huh?!, Malaysia, Politics.
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(Updated)

Yikes.
Media called to a press conference by the PM. 12:30 pm.
He can’t be that desperate???
Eek.

(Earlier, 12 Feb)

Of course not.

Umno, MCA, Gerakan & MIC still have much to sort out.

Like inter-intra party seat allocation, reallocation of phantom transferred voters and postal votes, $$$, etc.

Suffice to say, polling day may well fall on my birthday! 😀 🙂 😛

EPF swoops in to save KLCI? January 22, 2008

Posted by elizabethwong in Bebal-ism, Current Affairs, Economy, Huh?!, Malaysia, Politics.
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In case anyone noticed, right after the Prime Minister-cum-Finance Minister said last week’s rally was indicative of investors’ confidence in our economy, it’s been a bloodbath at the KLSE.

Some joker even said our economy won’t be affected by the downturn in the US.

Nope. Not say everyone else. “Malaysian shares open sharply lower as regional markets extend plunge” (Forbes.com)

“We’re in panic territory,” said Patrick Chang, who helps manage $4.5 billion at CIMB-Principal Asset Management Bhd. in Kuala Lumpur. (Quoted in Bloomberg News)

So what do we do? (more…)

ST: Design row keeps KL, Beijing a bridge apart January 22, 2008

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Satu lagi projek Bebal Nasional.
Expect delays and cost overruns.

A PROJECT to build South-east Asia’s longest bridge in Penang has stumbled over disputes between its Malaysian and Chinese contractors and a legal suit that could embarrass Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi’s government.

Government officials and engineers involved in the project say the state-owned concerns from Malaysia and China spearheading it have been locked in a dispute over the design of the four-lane expressway.

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Big ears (and air in between) January 4, 2008

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For a split-second round about Christmas, I had thought that the panic over the possibility of the non-renewal of the Herald magazine’s BM section was state-manufactured, in order to make the Christians in this country grateful to the BN government for its benevolence and progressiveness, once the printing permit is granted.

Indeed, most Christians praised their Lord and cried ‘Hallelujah’  at year-end.

In less than a week:- (more…)

Velocity of liberty December 26, 2007

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It takes less than 3 seconds to sign an ISA detention order which condemns a person to indefinite detention without trial.

But it will take 3 weeks, according to Government prosecutors to prepare their case in court.

High Court judge Zainal Azman put off the hearing after the prosecution team, led by senior deputy public prosecutors Kamaludin Md Said and Abdul Wahab Mohd, said that they needed more time to prepare for the hearing.

“We will need at least three weeks to file in the 40 affidavits and prepare our case,” said Kamaludin. (Malaysiakini, 26 Dec 2007)

Yes, it takes this long. Despite what the Inspector-General of Police, Musa “Turn-Over” Hassan deems as irrefutable proof of the Hindraf-5’s terrorist links, apart from his litany of the five men’s alleged threat to national security.

Three whole weeks. Irrefutable proof. Wow.

Hearings will only commence Jan 24, 2008.

Hippocretin December 13, 2007

Posted by elizabethwong in Bebal-ism, Current Affairs, Democracy, Huh?!, Human Rights, Malaysia, Politics.
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A new species was discovered in Malaysia, a country close to the equator, in November 2003. Political scientists have called it ‘Hippocretin‘ and is said to be a cross-breed between a hypocrite and a cretin. It is believed this new being which resembles a chicken, is easily spotted with its Big Ears, has an IQ of ‘Ling-ling’ and the ability to fall asleep anytime, thus needing constant guidance and prodding from his brood to move around. It loves Nasi Kandar but definitely not floods. It is known to be afraid of crowds.pmstupid2.jpgBut seriously.This is a little rich, coming from someone who flew off to Venezeula, then a week’s holiday in Perth (and caught opening a Nasi Kandar shop of his family’s, of all things!), when the country faced the worst floods ever in its history.Is buying a RM 200 million personal jet a form of loving your country, when fuel subsidies are cut and inflation spirals?Is enriching your family and friends with titles, contracts and money a patriotic act? Do you know the difference between filial acts and patriotism.Is silencing people who have legitimate grouses and demonstrate peacefully with chemical-laced water, teargas, batons, mass arrests, media machinery, called loving your people?IS ARRESTING UDAYAKUMAR, MANO etc. WITHOUT TRIAL under the ISA, taking away their right to defend themselves in an open court, a fair and just action?No, Hippocretin.It’s a cowardly act.