Saturday, January 19, 2013

Najib, if Deepak is not credible, are you?

Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has denied Deepak Jaikishan’s allegations that he and his family members were involved in a cover up operation linked to the murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu.
“It’s not true, he (Deepak) is not a credible person,” said the prime miniser, and by giving that one-liner response, Najib expects everyone to believe him and forget about the issue.

He seems unperturbed by all the allegations levelled against him. Having people like AG Abdul Gani Othman and former IGP Musa Hassan around him – who are not only ready to suppress but to fabricate evidence to screen the PM from legal punishment as well – surely Najib has no worries.

We can see for ourselves how a cover-up so blatantly done from the events surrounding PI Bala’s SD1 and SD2 which was then swiftly followed by Abdul Razak Baginda’s pre planned acquittal and abscondment.

However there are still some other documents that could be used to test Najib’s credibility and sincerity.

Najib’s own affidavits

On Sept 21 and 23, 2011, Najib affirmed affidavits in support to set aside the subpoena served on himself and his wife to appear as witnesses in the Sodomy II trial. Rosmah Mansor affirmed her affidavit separately on Sept 21 before the same Commssioner of Oath as her husband’s.
Like Bala’s SD2, Najib’s affidavits contained material averments that can be proven to be untrue rendering the affidavits as false. One thing for certain, both Najib and Rosmah cannot deny having made those affidavits. The whole nation knows that they have filed their respective affidavits in that trial.

They are in for a bigger trouble if both of them deny having affirmed those affidavits. Remaining silence on this matter will also give a negative impact on the PM.

About Najib’s name

When the PM took his oath of office on April 3, 2009 before the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, he swore in the name of Allah (Wallahi, Wabillahi, Watallahi) that his full name is Mohd (Mohammed) Najib bin Tun Hj Abdul Razak.

In the electoral roll, the PM has for a very long time registered his name as Mohd Najib Abdul Razak also. Similarly in all other official government documents, his name is stated as such as well.

However, suprisingly in his affidavits, he affirmed his full name as Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak. Rosmah also affirmed her husband’s name as such without the word ‘Mohd”. If it was a mistake, then the first couple have to explain how they could have made the same mistake at the same time.

If it involved dates or numbers, such mistakes are understandable, but this is about the PM’s own name and to Rosmah, her husband’s name. If it was indeed a mistake, then Najib should have made the corrections immediately.

Without doubt there is a clear contradictions between thefull name given during the swearing-in ceremony and the full name affirmed by the PM in his affidavits. Both involved official and legal documents which can be accepted as evidence.

Even the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong and the Deputy have to provide their names in full when being sworn in, and not any other names, as required in the Federal Constitution. Najib has to come clean on this confusion and he must be decisive. The affidavits were affirmed by him and he should not put the blame on others.

Either Najib admits having lied to the court about his full name through his affidavits or he has to confess having deceived the Agong during the swearing in ceremony. There’s no two ways around it.

He is legally bound to correct one of them.

Najib cannot simply brush aside the name issue by saying it’s a very trivial matter or a non-issue. He must know that in 2000, a former female TV news presenter, Sharma Kumari Shukla, was sentenced to a total of six years imprisonment just because the word ‘Shukla’ was left out from her affidavits.
This is a statutory requirement and not just for the fun of it. For that matter, the Commissioner for Oaths can be charged for failing to verify the name as appeared in the deponent’s NRIC.

Untruths in affidavits

More important is Najib’s statement in paragraphs 5 and 13 of his affidavit. The PM stated that he was unable to give any relevant information or evidence on any issues that had been raised by the defence lawyer during the trial. This is where he was caught making untrue or false statements.

Among the evidence raised by the defence from the very outset of the Sodomy II trial is that both Gani Patail and Musa Hassan have allegedly fabricated evidence during Sodomy I and the Black Eye incident investigations.

Najib was briefed in full of the allegations against both Gani and Musa after the matter was raised for the first time at the Session Court in October 2008. He was convinced that Gani and Musa were indeed involved in some wrongdoings. Najib did make remarks to that effect.

The PM, then still a DPM, was later provided with the full written brief of the matter as well as the products of the fabrications, received and acknowledged by his office on Feb 19, 2009.

The matter was also raised in Parliament a couple of times. A Minister in PM’s Department also had issued a ministerial statement on the subject. So how could have Najib affirmed to state that he was unable to give any relevant information or evidence that have been raised in that trial?

Not only can the PM be taken to task for making false a affidavit, but he can also be cited for contempt of court for concealing material evidence to deceive the trial judge.

What is important to us now is to test whether Najib did give false evidence in a court of law. This is no simple matter where Najib can give another one liner answer like he gave when asked about Deepak Jaikishan’s allegations.

This is between Najib’s credibility versus his own affidavits. It’s only then can we decide whether we can put our trust, well being and our future and that of our generations in the hands of this prime minister.

Come clean Prime Minister!

Najib must come clean on the material contradictions in his affidavits and quickly. He should not even think of trying to spin his own sworn statements.

It will only tightened the noose and make matters worse. Najib should stop taking any more of those foolish advice from people who are stuck in some very sticky situations of their own and unable to get out themselves.

Former US President Bill Clinton was impeached not because he had an affair with Monicka Lewinsky but because he lied to the Senate.

Similarly we are not interested whether Najib knows Altantuya or not, but more about whether he lied when he swore he never knew the Mongolian women. It’s all about his credibility and trustworthiness.

Should Najib fail in the tests against his own affidavits, then he is in for a real rumble. The information concerning Najib’s false affidavits has been sent to the IGP and Home Minister as early as November 2011. So this is not something new or an afterthought.

As a citizen and one who knows the background of this matter, I have furnished the information in writing to the appropriate authorities as soon as it was discovered.

As to why the IGP as well as Hishammuddin Hussein have been dragging their feet on this matter are left to them to explain. The responsibility to act are theirs.They must state their position.

[The above was written by Mat Zain Ibrahim, former KL CID Chief]

Friday, January 18, 2013

Muslims go to church

YB Khalid Samad has done it.  YB Dr Dzulkifli Ahmad has done it, and both are from PAS.  To top the list, the former Agong, Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin has also done it.  Unfortunately, UMNO deem it fit not to do it for reasons best known to them.  Now watch this video which was taken last Christmas in Egypt.  It will certainly renew your faith in humanity.

When YB Khalid Samad walked up to the rostrum at the Glenmarie's Church of Divine Mercy on March 27 2008, he too received such applause and standing ovation from the congregation.  Read the full text here.  As soon as the applause died down, he made this memorable remark, "I hope I am  deserving of that in five years time."

Thursday, January 17, 2013

First it was Sharifah Zohra, now it's Norhayati Saiddin

Umno has distanced itself from the racially charged rants of a member of its Wanita wing against law undergraduate KS Bawani.

Umno supreme council member Saifuddin Abdullah said that Norhayati Saiddin’s post, on her Facebook page yesterday, telling Bawani to study in India if she wanted free education was “personal opinion.”

Norhayati had also posted that the Indian community were making too many demands, claiming Indians living in estates in the past never knew what a toilet was before Barisan Nasional came along.
Said Saifuddin: “This lady’s statement is her personal opinion and does not reflect Umno or BN’s stand.

“Her statement is unbecoming, especially in the context of 1Malaysia.”

Other BN leaders have also distanced themselves from Norhayati’s statement.
“It’s uncalled for and a very stupid statement,” said an angry Gerakan secretary-general Teng Chang Yeow.

Calling it an unnecessary comment, Teng said that Norhayati’s statement only reflected the latter’s mentality.

“She should go read the nation’s history before opening her mouth,” said Teng, who added that he would take up the matter with Umno leadership.

MIC secretary-general S Murugesan concurred with Teng’s assessment, saying he did not expect such comments to come from a fellow member of component party.

“We have to check whether Norhayati is an Umno member. If she is, we will put our unhappiness on record,” he said, adding that he will refer the matter to BN secretary-general Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor and Umno Wanita chief, Shahrizat Abdul Jalil.

Murugesan also said that such racially charged statements by any Malaysian should not be tolerated, especially from a BN component party.

“There is no room for such comments in a progressive and united Malaysia,” he said.
Bawani shot to fame after a video of her being berated by Suara Wanita 1Malaysia chief Sharifah Zohra Jabeen went viral on the Internet.

Sharifah was seen patronizing Bawani for asking questions on free education. The former even told the latter to move to other country if she wanted free education.

This was what Norhayati posted on her Facebook page :

The critical comments of a Wanita Umno member regarding law student KS Bawani is causing a stir.
In her Facebook posting, Norhayati Saiddin wrote: “Deii Bawani.. kalau mau pendidikan percuma tanggechi pergi ler belajar sana India… you mother land.. sana tanggechi boleh dapat pree… ammakk!!” (Bawani… if you want free education, go and study in India, your motherland. There you can get free…)

“Untung lorrr… dulu India banyak duduk estet… itu jamban pun lu orang tarak tau… sekarang India org banyak mahu sebab itu BN ada perintah ini negeri.” (It’s a privilege.. before Indians mostly lived in estates. They didn’t even know toilets. Now Indians have a lot of demands that is why BN rules this country.)

Norhayati's Facebook also had a photograph of her posing with three other Wanita Umno members at a function.
Some people who found her comments offensive took a screen capture of the statement and Facebook and tagged her to the photo.

One Facebook user Tajol Ariffin Omar questioned the need for Indians to vote for Umno candidates following such offensive comments.

“It is Umno members’ mentality. Indian voters do you still want to vote for Umno?” Tajol wrote and posted a photo which read: “Umno then, now and forever racist”

The photo was also shared in various Facebook group pages such as “1,000,000 Chinese don’t want MCA to represent the Chinese.”
Bawani had become an overnight sensation went a video of her being reprimanded by a pro-government NGO leader went viral on the Internet.

[Source: FMT]

I honestly do not blame Norhayati for saying those things about Bawani, crude and racial as it may sound, because it is part of UMNO's DNA.  So to all right-thinking Malaysians, especially our Indian brethren, do you still think UMNO care for you when all they can associate you with is nothing else than a toilet. Before this 'jamban' comment, they have already branded the Indians as double-headed snakes, pariah, drunkards and keling.  I am really surprised that the Indians could really stomach all these ridicules.  As for Norhayati,  you are a disgrace to the human race for making such a shitty comment.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Sharifah Zohra/Bawani episode

So, Sharifah Zohra Jabeen Syed Shah Miskin has now become infamous for berating law student, K S Bawani, and the latter has become famous for having the guts to stand up to the former by being vocal about issues that meant something to her.  It all happend at a forum conducted at the UUM last month.

I am not going to post the 24-minute video as this has already been done by the various news portals and bloggers.  What has happened is that, this unfortunate event has spawned a few musical videos about Sharifah Zohra's behaviour and leading the pack is none other than Namewee.  The theme is from Sharifah Zohra's now infamous quote, "Listen" which was repeated 11 times.

Sharifah Zohrah ridiculed Bawani by saying that she was only an 'O' level student compared with her who held a degree.  If that was so, just look at the following letter, which is the unedited posting by SW1M in defence of Zohra.  One word to describe it - ATROCIOUS!

"Listen, Listen, Listen, Listen, Listen, Listen, Listen, Listen, read as you may if this what it take to make's to stop the 'barking' as SW1M is not represent any other politic parties. we are independent NGO. if the issue make you all angry as see's that more bavani 'friend' compare with the others. So here we are to give you note, THE FORUM IS ABOUT WOMEN & CHILD, AND WHY BAVANI STOOD UP AND TELL'S FAIRY TALES? WE ARE NOT THE GOVERNMENT. WE ARE INDEPENDENT NGO'S. AND WE DID LISTEN TO HER, WHY DOES SHE LISTEN TO US AND RAN AFTER WE TRIES TO EXPLAIN TO HER.


respect yourself and others will respect you, if you have lest of knowledge about RESPECT, let me teach you then, courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen as we supposedly listen to many, speak to a few due to what we were. Listen, real manner doesn't say anything, it just ticks off the possibilities. opens all doors. you can walk through anyone that suits you. respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners, or should I teach you that also?

your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully, as a respectable appearance is sufficient to make people more interested in your self.


Admin ~ Mis Natrah

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

U-turns and more U-turns

Of late, Najib has been extremely busy going around the country to woo the Christians, Indians and the Chinese, to vote for him in the coming GE13. Although we know that it is too little too late, but you really can't blame the guy for trying. On the other hand, we see PAS is behaving in a total contrasting manner. After the leaders, in a joint communique with other Pakatan leaders, about allowing the non-Muslims to use the word "Allah", suddenly we see Tok Guru and Mohamad Sabu doing this ......

The only person yet to make a stand is Hadi Awang.
If decisions can be made in such an arbitary manner, will they behave as such when they take over the federal government? Where policies lack onsistencies, it creates grave concern to the people. Right now, I don't believe PAS is interested in taking over PutraJaya for by taking such a stand, the votes from the community will no longer be forth-coming. They have better think again. The 9% Christian population in the country may not be much, but when it comes to the extended families of the faithfuls who are Buddhists and Hindus, the impact can be quite significant. For example, I am a Christian but my three younger siblings and my two parents, five in total, are Buddhists. They will empathise with me by not casting the vote in favour of Pakatan or UMNO whichever party threatens my belief more.
If I were PAS, please go back to your drawing board, and in future ....