Thursday, 17 May 2012

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Pakatan: Hudud not part of coalition common framework

PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Rakyat has reiterated that hudud law is not part of its common framework and that any decision or changes made will be in consensus with PKR, PAS and DAP.

PKR leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said the coalition was still bound by the Federal Constitution, its Buku Jingga and the joint statement made last September in which the parties said they would defend the joint policies agreed to previously.

He said the relationship between the three parties was still solid although some were trying to portray it as otherwise.

“Our main focus is still the economy. The Pakatan spirit and cooperation is still strong and is not affected even in the slightest,” he said after the Pakatan leadership council meeting here yesterday.

Anwar also refuted claims that Pakatan would throw out the Constitution if it took over, stressing that guarantees under the Constitution would be maintained.

PAS president Datuk Seri Hadi Awang said the party stood by the joint statement last September, the Buku Jingga and on Pakatan’s common policy.

“Islam and Malays have a right but we also respect the differences in ideology in Pakatan. If we need to discuss anything, we can do it internally and not through the media. Let us discuss Bersih first,” he said.

DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang said Pakatan was committed to the spirit of the Constitution which included upholding Islam as the official religion while allowing other religions to be practised freely.

Tunku Aziz quits DAP

PETALING JAYA: Senator Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim (pic)has announced his resignation from the DAP, citing “irreconcilable differences” with the party leadership.

His resignation comes days after his criticism of the recent Bersih 3.0 rally and the announcement that his senatorship, which ends on May 31, would not be renewed.

During an interview aired on NTV7 last night, the party vice-chairman said he would advise the DAP of his resignation “within the next few minutes”.

“I think the time has come for me to take a hard, very serious look at my own position within the party. Given the very wide differences now, which are irreconcilable, there is no alternative but for me to seek to withdraw, with some dignity left.

“I will therefore resign my membership from DAP and I will be advising the party within the next few minutes,” he said.

A man of strong principles, Tunku Aziz is among the few Malays who joined the Chinese-dominated party and was immediately made a DAP vice-chairman. In 2009, he was nominated as a senator for Penang.

Tunku Aziz said he had already been warned by friends and colleagues to be prepared to be sacked.

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Monday, 14 May 2012

‘It’s not easy being the PM’

SERI KEMBANGAN: Ahmad Yacqub Nazri became “prime minister” for four days – and learnt that it is no easy task.

The 30-year-old who served as head of the “ruling government” during the four-day Youth Parliament trial-run, described his experience as “amazing” but challenging.

“My responsibilities were to chair ‘Cabinet’ meetings and oversee each ‘minister’s’ role.
“The experience gave me new respect for our Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. My only role as ‘ PM’ was to chair meetings, and that alone was challenging enough,” said the businessman from Penang who became the ‘Jelutong MP” during the trial session which ended on Friday.

He could not take part in the actual Youth Parliament due to the age limit.
Ahmad Yacqub said the experience has also fuelled his ambition to become Prime Minister someday.

“I want to become PM so I can serve the people,” he said when met on the last day of the trial run, which concluded with a dialogue between the ‘Parliament members’ and Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek.

Hudud — A Thorn For Pakatan : PAS and DAP Leaders Still Squabbling Over Issue


PETALING JAYA: The thorny issue of hudud continues to bug Pakatan Rakyat, with its leaders making contradictory statements. 

PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang claimed it was a nonissue while DAP chairman Karpal Singh stopped short of asking the former to shut up until the coalition thrashes out the issue.

Hadi wants Karpal to stop harping on hudud and focus on their common goal while Karpal wants Hadi to stop making statements on the contentious issue on behalf of the coalition.

Thursday, 10 May 2012


Obviously that Malays are often despised and condemned by the call "BABI". The Chinese, Especially those participating in the gathering of so-called BERSIH 3.0 as the "Peace rally" clearly made ​​an attempt to create antagonisms between among people in this country and this is one of their evil ways.

If indeed they are not calling the Malays as "BABI", JejariKami recommend to you all to look carefully the content and messages that have been specified by the parties on the time issue an opinion.

It is very clear in the first verse:
"Please do not call Malays "BABI" anymore."

The above verse shows that during the time they were calling the Malays with that kind of "title". Is this what they want pursued? Is this thing still can not be seen by them, particularly by the supporters of the PAKATAN and BERSIH 3.0 to blindly follow assembly was intercalated with certain AGENDA? Do not they realize that their actions only to gain their own interests in the political purposes and to hold their position / authority?

Wake up ..

They only want to exploit as many people as possible to their own interests. It would be natural for Pakatan to be the person who has the nature of "SELFISH".

"Habis madu, Sepah dibuang", such like Malay-speaking is synonymous with the situation faced by the hardcore supporters of the PAKATAN 'blinded' with promises of PAKATAN, which is they are really good at playing words. They are none besides a sweet talker.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Friday, 4 May 2012

Anwar's 'Gesture Politics' Raises Eyebrow

KUALA LUMPUR, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim often likes to portray himself to the world as Malaysia's great crusader, peaceably agitating for change against a seemingly unbending, authoritarian regime.

After Bersih 2.0 last year, he played the victim quite persuasively, mobilising his friends in the foreign media to attack the government for taking "brutal action" against peaceful protesters.

But after his questionable role in Bersih 3.0, Anwar's star appears to be waning. In fact, things have gone downhill that -- far from heralding him as a democrat -- many are now accusing Anwar of inciting violence.

Video footages from Bersih 3.0 posted on YouTube shows Anwar making a curious rolling gesture with his hands to PKR deputy president Azmin Ali. Within seconds, PKR supporters breached the police barricades and charged into Merdeka Square, prompting the police to respond with tear gas and water cannons to prevent a stampede.

In an interview with Radio Australia on Tuesday, Anwar denied that his hand gesture was a signal to protestors to breach the barricades, instead claiming implausibly that it meant, "negotiate with the police".

People will make up their own mind about the truth, but so far, few outside observers appear convinced.

"Mr Anwar has some explaining to do", was The Economist's verdict - and, here in Malaysia, Anwar's role in Bersih 3.0 has been similarly criticised by people from many ends of the political spectrum.

At a PKR press conference on Monday, independent filmmaker Benji Lim accused Anwar of endangering the lives of protesters, as well as jeopardising Bersih's cause. The protest "was completely hijacked by the opposition," he exclaimed, before being bundled unceremoniously out of the room.

Even Bersih 3.0 chief organiser Ambiga Sreenevasan has lamented Bersih's politicisation by opposition leaders, telling journalists that she "cannot control what they say".

Anwar has dismissed any criticism of his conduct. Instead, at the press conference, he launched a bizarre attack on the government, accusing the Barisan Nasional leadership of behaving like Stalin and Hitler.

He went on to suggest his fate was comparable to a Nazi concentration camp victim - a claim made even more appalling because he was speaking on the exact anniversary of Hitler's death.

This episode, whichever way you cut it, also raises broader questions about Anwar himself, and his opposition allies.

Can persons who hijack a peaceful rally for their personal political ends be fit to lead a nation of 28 million people?

Do they have a steady, prudent hand that we need to guide our country's burgeoning economy?

To those who know the opposition politicians well, say that what happened on April 28 was unsurprising.

This time round, the opposition politicians have been caught on film footages, which will bear witness to their actions.

Political observers say that Anwar has often been seen indulging in "hand gesture politics", revelling in grand spectacles but offering voters little in terms of a detailed blueprint for transformation.

Finally, many would say, Anwar's "hand gesture politics" appear to have backfired.

Don't be surprised to see him spend much of the coming weeks and months explaining what his Bersih hand gesture really meant.-BERNAMA