Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud should demand that Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishamudin Tun Hussein Onn to apologise to all Malaysians for the “stupid idea” and nonsense of stamping serial numbers and dishonouring the Bahasa Malaysia bible Alkitab. DAP doubts Taib’s sincerity in only calling the whole issue s “stupid idea” in the middle of the Sarawak state elections.
Taib should prove that his criticisms at the Home Ministry for this “stupid idea” is and not another politicking tactic to fish for Christian voters in the Sarawak state general elections by demanding an unconditional and immediate apology from Hishamuddin.
Taib can not blame this stupid idea of stamping of serial numbers on the Alkitab on the lower ranking officers of the Home Ministry who he claimed had misinterpreted the law. This is because Hishamudin had not only defended his Home Ministry officials’ action in stamping Bahasa Malaysia bibles as standard procedure but also reprimanded the Christians by asking them to be “fair and reasonable”.
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Datuk Seri Abu Kassim Mohamed Should Step Aside As MACC Commissioner Until Investigations Into The Death Of Customs Officer Ahmad Sarbani Mohamed Is Complete Following Abu Kassim’s Provocative, Malicious And Ill-Intentioned Remarks That The Death Should Not Be Exploited Or Manipulated By Certain Quarters For Their Personal Interests.
DAP suggests that Datuk Seri Abu Kassim Mohamed should step aside as Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Commissioner until investigations into the death of Customs Officer Ahmad Sarbani Mohamed is complete. DAP had had some respect for Datuk Seri Abu Kassim for his efforts to try to clean up and restore some professionalism into MACC, which lost public confidence following the debacle of the death of DAP political secretary Teoh Beng Hock under Abu Kassim’s predecessor.
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DAP extends condolences to the family of Selangor Customs Assistant Director Ahmad Sarbani Mohamed who was found dead on the first floor open-air badminton court of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission(MACC) KL Building in Jalan Cochrane this morning. DAP is outraged that there is still another death within the grounds of the MACC after the still unresolved tragic death of Teoh Beng Hock. Will the MACC never wake up and learn?
MACC director of investigations Datuk Mustafar Ali said Ahmad was among those detained on April 1 in a nationwide operation for graft involving unpaid taxes and released on bail the next day. Datuk Mustafar said Ahmad was believed to have fallen to his death from the 3rd floor of the KL MACC Building.
According to Datuk Mustafar, Ahmad was with an MACC officer until 10.15am. The MACC officer then left the room for a few minutes to call the investigating office and on his return, he found Ahmad missing. Ahmad’s body was found lying on the first floor open-air badminton court at 10.20am.
The death of Ahmad and chain of events leading to his death, gives a tragic sense déjà vu and is a chilling reminder of the death of DAP political secretary Teoh Beng Hock in the Selangor MACC HQ. Despite the promises by MACC that there will no repeat of such cases after Teoh Beng Hock’s death and the tenure of the then Director-General was not extended, the death of Ahmad shows that MACC had not learnt from the tragic lessons of Teoh’s death.
Malaysians do not believe claims by some BN leaders that Teoh committed suicide. Instead they believe that Teoh was murdered. The question remains whether the government is serious about finding out who was responsible and taking action. The tragic death of Ahmad would only deepen suspicion and distrust as well as shatter any public confidence left in the operational and interrogation methods of MACC.
DAP calls for a full Royal Commission of Inquiry(RCI) into the death of Ahmad. This RCI should determine cause of death, punish the culprits responsible and implement safeguards to ensure that suspects are no longer injured or die unnecessary deaths whilst in MACC custody.
At the same time there must be a full revamp of MACC to determine whether MACC can carry out its anti-corruption duties effectively, efficiently, impartially and professionally without causing harm or death to its suspects. The failure of MACC to investigate corruption allegations against Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud shows a clear case of double-standards and systems failure in enforcing the law equally.
A MACC without any public credibility shows that the BN government is not serious about fighting corruption. As part of this full revamp, DAP calls on the Federal government to establish an independent review by Transparency International of MACC’s operations and methods.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu has caused confusion with his statement that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had never expressed confidence that BN would recapture Penang. Koh claimed that the Bernama reporter must have been over-excited or over-enthusiastic in misreporting Najib, who had merely said that the warm welcome Najib received can be translated to BN winning a few more seats.
I find it hard to believe that the national news agency Bernama would dare to misreport the Prime Minister, no matter how excited or enthusiastic the reporter is. As the national news agency, Bernama would have access to the Prime Minister that is not normally available to other media.
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Pakatan Rakyat(PR) Will Hold A Series Of Statewide Meetings To Improve Performance By Redoubling Efforts To Better Serve The People And Good Governance To Counter Prime Minister’s Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Declaration For BN To Recapture Penang In The Next General Elections.
PR Penang will hold a series of state-wide meetings to improve performance by redoubling our efforts to better serve the people and good governance to counter Prime Minister’s Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s declaration for BN to recapture Penang in the next general elections. Whether there are signs of the winds of change in Penang that would enable BN to win back Penang, is not important.
What is important is that in their naked pursuit for power BN is willing to cover up their deep differences over:-
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Penang welcomes the Federal Government’s initiative by Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak to co-develop a Greater Penang Masterplan, which will ultimately result in a major urban conurbation in line with the Penang State Government’s vision of creating an international and intelligent city.
We look forward to a cooperative venture. In response and to prove our sincerity and commitment to the Prime Minister’s offer, the State Government is willing to set aside our completed Penang Blueprint and Industrial Masterplan for 2011-2015, in favour of the Greater Penang Masterplan.
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BN should prove that they respect women by sacking sexist BN for Kinabatangan Datuk Bung Moktar and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency(MACC) prove they respect human rights by sacking sex addict Mohd Ashraf Mohd Yunos. The Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak should prove his disagreement with Bung’s statement that women do not know how to drive and are a danger to other road users with stern action by immediately sacking Bung for making such sexist remarks.
To-date Bung Moktar has not withdrawn and apologised for his claim in Parliament on 28.3.3011 that women made bad drivers because they had a relaxed attitude and were not focused. Instead he has taken the ridiculous position that instead of being an aggressive sexist, he is now the victim of sexual harassment by women! However it is irrelevant whether Bung withdraws and apologises or not, for stating that female drivers drove dangerously and were causing road accidents because they were oblivious to their surroundings.
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