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ON LIGHTER NOTES: NASYEED



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VIDEO COLLECTIONS FOR MUSLIMAH

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WHY HIJAB




TO MY MUSLIM SISTERS

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Aktiviti Exco Pendidikan pada 01/08/08: Majlis Makan Malam Sempena Pesta Buku Selangor 2008

Bertempat di Dewan Tkt 3 Perpustakaan Raja Tun Uda Shah Alam pada 01 Ogos telah berlangsung Majlis di atas.


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AL FATIHAH KEPADA MANTAN EXCO KANAN KERAJAAN PAS TERENGGANU 1959-61

AYAHANDA AL MARHUM AL USTAZ AHMAD AZZAM HANAFIAH (mantan Exco Kerajaan Pas Terengganu dan Pesuruhjaya PAS Terengganu dan isteri beliau Mantan Ketua Dewan Muslimat Malaysia) telah pulang ke Rahmatullah pada jam 2215 hari Khamis malam Jumaat 31hb Julai 2008 bersamaan 28hb Rajab 1429 kerana sakit tua di rumah alahyarham di Jln Telok Gadung Kecil off Jln Yadi Klang.

Semoga keluarga beliau dapat bersabar dan meredhai kepulangan Alahyarham ke pangkuan Ilahi.

Semoga Allah mencucuri rahmat ke atas roh Allahyarham.

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Aktiviti Exco Agama serta Modal Insan dan Pembantu pada 31/07/08: Taklimat Pembangunan Modal Insan di Annex SUK

Taklimat kepada para konsultant program pembangunan modal insan negeri Selangor telah diadakan di bangunan ANNEX bersebelahan SUK di Shah Alam pada 31hb Julai 2008.

YB Dato' Dr Hasan Ali sedang menyampaikan taklimat



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Aktiviti YAB MB serta Exco PR Selangor pada 31/07/08: Pesta Makan Durian Di Kediaman MB

Walaupun di luar sana khabar angin bertiup kencang, desas desus komat kamit psoh sek tentang keretakan Kerajaan Pakatan Rakyat seperti di Selangor namun dari wajah-wajah dalam foto di bawah ini tidak langsung menggambarkan suasana retak menanti belah. Malah mereka berkesempatan mengadakan majlis makan durian bersama.
Kelihatan dari kiri, YB Elizabeth Wong , YB Yaakob, Dr Halimah, YB Rodziah, YB Teng dan YAB MB sendiri.

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EZAM IS BEING CHALLENGED TO STAND IN BY ELECTION

Ezam Mohd Noor has to decide whether to stand against DSAI. So do UMNO and BN. Let rakyat see and decide for themselves despite the odds facing DSAI.

From The Staronline
Last week, Ezam, who has joined Umno, said that he was willing to take on Anwar in a by-election and was not afraid to face his former boss if selected by the Barisan Nasional leadership.

Khalid, who is Selangor Mentri Besar, said the party congratulated and thanked PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Ismail for stepping down as Permatang Pauh MP to make way for her husband to contest in the by-election.

When asked if Anwar’s decision to stand in Permatang Pauh was expected, Khalid replied: “Sort of, but Bandar Tun Razak and Kulim were always mentioned.”

Khalid also said he was starting the campaign immediately by calling the rakyat to choose a leader who would work hard to reduce their burden, especially in the face of inflation.

On PAS rejecting the possibility of it cooperating or forming a coalition government with Umno, Khalid said it was expected.

He said he had no problems with PAS if it wanted to hold talks with Umno because he believed PAS would advise him on how to run the state and ensure that Muslims and other communities were treated fairly.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: IS THIS THE RIGHT WAY TO HONOUR OUR WARRIORS?

To the man on the street or ordinary citizen, there is nothing wrong to celebrate the warriors day as it had been celebrated all these years. To an ordinary person, the statue of Liberty in the USA is no more than a crafted stone to commemorate their history. To a thinking person, what benefits would one derive by saluting "bronze" or "stone" statute. A non-thinking, yes-man, blind follower and non active person is akin to a "statute" , "boneka" ," puppet" or "patung".

There must be a better way to honour and remember the sacrifices made by our heroes and warriors.

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BE- END COOPERATION NO. OK.



It is now finalised and agreed upon by the members of the Central Working Committee (Jawatankuasa Kerja PAS pusat) as well as Ulama' Consultative Council (Majlis Syura Ulama') that any cooperation to form a government either in the form of a merger or power sharing with UMNO/BN is out of the question for now. Period.
Read the full report by Husna Yusop from the SUN and an objective analysis by Zainon Ahmad

PAS rejects ties with BN or Umno

By Husna Yusop
newsdesk@thesundaily.com
Sun2surf
KUALA LUMPUR(July 31, 2008) : PAS decided today against any cooperation with the Barisan Nasional or Umno to form a government, either at the state or federal level, be it in the form of power-sharing or merger.

Speaking to reporters at the party headquarters after chairing a joint-meeting of the party’s Central Committee and Ulama Syura (Consultative) Council, party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang said with this decision, "any offer from Umno to set up a joint-government at all levels does not arise".

He said the party will however continue to have talks or discussions with anyone, including political parties, non-governmental organisations, institutions and individuals in the interest of the country and ummah.

Abdul Hadi also reiterated PAS’ stand to remain in Pakatan Rakyat, a coalition of opposition parties that helms five state governments.

"I would like to reiterate our stand to remain in Pakatan by playing an active and positive role in line with our collective struggle, including our fight to change the government. In this context, we would like to invite Umno MPs to join Pakatan, either (through) PAS or PKR, so that we can support this struggle together."

He said the decisions reached during the five-hour meeting yesterday have always been the party’s stand all this while and were further reinforced during the discussions.

He said the question of "secret meetings" between PAS and Umno leaders does not arise as it is no longer confidential.

"There is nothing confidential now. We have said that we can meet and of course, the meetings would be made known to the party. And all these while too, they (previous PAS-Umno talks) have always been made known to the party," he added.

As to whether the meetings will be called muqabalah (face-to-face meeting) or muzakarah (discussion), he said: "I have used the word pertemuan (meeting) in general, it does not matter what term is used."

Asked when PAS will make its offer to the Umno parliamentarians, he said: "That you have to wait when the time comes."

To a question, Abdul Hadi said the party appreciates the support from non-Muslims, especially during the last general election, and in future, it plans to give a more substantial role for non-Muslim supporters to play within the political realm.

Asked his stand in relation to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy allegation case, he said he had stated before that PAS as an Islamic party wants the issue to be settled through the Islamic Syariah method.

"I refer to Article 121(a)(1) of the Federal Constitution that all cases related to a Muslim must be referred to the Syariah court. If this cannot be done, Umno must make the necessary changes. I don’t want for this issue to be politicised," he added.

Asked whether he supports Anwar, he said: "I defend whoever is being victimised (dizalimi>) including Anwar, and according to the Islamic law, a person who is accused is not guilty (until proven guilty)."


Non starter for PAS-Umno merger

Comment by Zainon Ahmad
sun2surf
newsdesk@thesundaily.com

THEY should not have bothered. That seemed to be the view of a number of dyed-in-the-wool PAS members on recent talk about the possibility of their party and Umno sharing power or even merging.

They were right and are breathing easy again now that all talk of merger or even power sharing, like many times in the past, is aborted. They agree, of course, that whether muzakarah or muqabalah this is hardly going to be the last word said on the subject.

Some of them say that if their views were sought by their party officials at the early stages of the talk they would tell them straight in the face that merger is a dead horse.

Because it drew a lot of public attention for a couple of months and involved top officials of the party, the talk is likely to be raised at the PAS general assembly beginning Aug 13.

Some people are going to be mauled. And it is to mitigate what may turn out to be an unprecedented ugly muktamar is one of the reason the special Pas central working committee was called yesterday mostly to evaluate the talk that was beginning to focus more on power sharing and merger.

PAS members say they are generally grouped under those who are die-hard or dyed-in-the-wool members, who constitute the majority, those who can work with other parties but not Umno, and those who may tolerate working with Umno over the question of Malay unity.

According to die-hard Pas members their party is gradully gaining greater acceptance among the Malays as reflected in the number of parliamentary seats the party won in 1999 and on March 8 and believe they will win more in the next general election. So why bother?

They believe that Pas, as told to them by their leaders, was cheated in 2004 but they are confident the party will one day rule Malaysia either singly or at the head of a coalition dominated by their party. For them it is better for Umno and Pas to remain separate.

"For the moment there is no real danger of the Malays losing political power," said Pas secretary general Datuk Kamaruddin Jaafar who do not see any real need for the two parties to merge or even share power.

Among the argument against the continuation of the talk on power sharing or merger raised at the fiery meeting yesterday was the opposition of the voters, both Malays and non-Malays, who had voted for Pas candidates for the first time .

Among those who tried to discourage the talk from zeroing on on power sharing and even merger was none other than the party spiritual leader Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat. The wily Kelantan Pas icon who is known for his distaste for working with Umno suggested some outrageous terms before the two parties could merge.

One was that the merged party should champion the cause of implementing Hudud punishments and Qisas laws in the country which effectively means the new party should work towards turning Malaysia into a theological Islamic state.

It may have appealed to Pas members but it was a sure way of killing the idea among Umno members. While there were those schmaltz who screamed "Malay unity is good for national unity" there are also many Umno stalwarts who feel that Barisan Nasional is still a good idea.

Some PAS officials admit that it was the declaration by PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim that it was possible to topple the BN federal government with the help of crossovers from Sabah and Sarawak that triggered the two parties to woo each other.

For the BN and Umno leaders it is obvious. Should Anwar manage to entice 31 of the 54 BN MPs from the two East Malaysia states to join the loose Pakatan Rakyat opposition coalition of 81 Dewan Rakyat members (PKR 31, DAP 28 and PAS 23), it will mark the end of the rule of a coalition which had ruled the country since Merdeka. To stay in power it must deny Anwar the numbers.

Less obvious is PAS reason for wanting to talk to Umno. For the party which wants to remain true to its ideology and long term objective for turning Malaysia into a theological Islamic state, some of its leaders do not relish the thought of being a junior partner with secularists in a national ruling coalition.

They do not want it to be political capital for its enemies, especially Umno --- if it still remain a formidable force should the BN government falls --- in the next general election.

To people like deputy president Nasharuddin Mat Isa talking with Umno may offer alternatives that may be more acceptable. Thus, he was at the forefront of the Umno-Pas dialogue billed as Malay unity talk.


But it is clear now, even before the muktamar which is about a fortnight away, that the core members of the party are against sharing power or merging with Umno.The two parties can, of course, continue to talk to each other. But for Umno, what is there to talk about?

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PAS TOLAK KERJASAMA DENGAN BN BENTUK KERAJAAN : PRESIDEN PAS

Nyza Ayob dan Intan Abdullah
Thu | Jul 31, 08 | 4:34:28 pm MYT

KUALA LUMPUR, 31 Julai (Hrkh) - PAS menolak mengadakan sebarang rundingan dengan Barisan Nasional (BN) bagi mewujudkan kerajaan sama ada di peringkat pusat atau negeri.

Presiden PAS, Dato' Seri Tuan Guru Abdul Hadi Awang berkata sebarang tawaran untuk mewujudkan kerjasama politik tidak lagi berbangkit.

"PAS akan terus terbuka untuk mengadakan sebarang perbincangan dengan parti-parti politik, badan bukan kerajaan, institusi ataupun mana-mana individu demi kepentingan agama dan rakyat," ujarnya dalam sidang media di Pejabat Agung PAS, Jalan Raja Laut hari ini.

PAS mengulangi pendiriannya untuk terus kekal bersama pakatan Rakyat dan akan memainkan peranan aktif dan positif termasuk perjuangan bersama untuk membuat perubahan.

"Kita mengajak ahli-ahli parlimen BN untuk menyertai Pakatan Rakyat untuk sama-sama sokong dan dokong perubahan yang hendak dilaksanakan," katanya.

Ditanya mengenai tindakan yang akan diambil oleh parti tersebut terhadap mana-mana pimpinan yang mengadakan pertemuan sulit dengan BN, katanya, "tiada yang sulit lagi, kita mengatakan boleh mengadakan pertemuan dengan syarat ia dimaklumkan kepada parti."

PAS juga katanya menghargai sokongan bukan Islam dan mereka akan diberikan peranan lebih pada masa akan datang dalam arena politik bersama PAS.

Dalam pada itu, Ustaz Abdul Hadi turut menyatakan bahawa pihaknya turut menyatakan sokongan dalam isu Penasihat KeADILan, Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

"Isu tersebut hendaklah diselesaikan mengikut syariat Islam, berdasarkan perlembagaan 121 yakni kes yang berkaitan dengan agama Islam hendaklah dirujuk kepada Mahkamah Syariah.

"Saya tidak mahu isu ini dipolitikkan. Kalau sekiranya ia tidak boleh (dirujuk kepada mahkamah syariah) Umno kena buat perubahan.

"Ya, saya membela siapa yang kena zalim termasuk Dato' Seri Anwar," ujarnya.

Sidang media tersebut diadakan sebaik selesai Mesyuarat Jawatankuasa Kerja PAS yang dibuat secara bulanan, dengan turut dihadiri Majlis Syura Ulama' yang dipengerusikan Ustaz Abdul Hadi.

Turut serta dalam mesyuarat tersebut ialah Musyidul Am PAS, Tuan Guru Dato' Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, kata Setiausaha Agung PAS, Dato' Kamarudin Jaffar dalam sidang media tersebut.

Hadir sama, Ketua Muslimat PAS, Ustazah Nuridah salleh.

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BENARKAH ANWAR AKAN DITAHAN

Anwar dijangka cuba ditahan dalam tempoh 48 jam
Harakahdaily
Thu | Jul 31, 08 | 6:56:18 pm MYT

KUALA LUMPUR, 31 Julai (Hrkh) - Penasihat KeADILan Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim dijangka akan ditahan dalam tempoh 48 jam berhubung kes dakwaan meliwat bagi menyekat beliau bertanding dalam pilihan raya kecil Parlimen Permatang Pauh.

Ketua Penerangan KeADILan, Tian Chua berkata KeADILan tidak menolak kemungkinan Anwar ditahan dalam tempoh terdekat.

"Kelihatannya mereka merancang mendakwanya (di mahkamah) pada Isnin depan," kata Tian Chua seperti yang dilaporkan oleh Malaysiakini.

"Mereka mungkin menangkapnya dalam tempoh 48 jam akan datang. Ia bertujuan menyekatnya bertanding dalam satu pilihanraya kecil," tegasnya.

Hari ini, polis telah melengkapkan siasatan dakwaan liwat Anwar Ibrahim dan akan dikemukakan kepada Jabatan Peguam Negara untuk tindakan lanjut.

Sebelum itu, pada jam tiga petang tadi isteri Anwar yang juga Ahli Parlimen Permatang Pauh, Dato' Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail telah menghantar surat perletakan jawatan sebagai ahli parlimen kawasan tersebut untuk memberi laluan kepada beliau bertanding dalam pilihan raya kecil kerusi itu.

Wan Azizah bagaimanapun memberitahu beliau kekal sebagai Presiden KeADILan dan Pengerusi Yayasan Aman Malaysia.

Dalam sidang media di Ibu Pejabat KeADILan di Petaling Jaya jam 3 petang tadi, Wan Azizah juga memberitahu beliau telah menghantar surat perletakan jawatan tersebut kepada Speaker Dewan Rakyat hari ini.

Pada pilihan raya baru-baru ini, Wan Azizah mendapat majoriti sebanyak 13,388 di Permatang Pauh menewaskan calon BN, Datuk Pirdaus Ismail yang hanya memperolehi 16,950 undi.

Beberapa hari lalu, Anwar disebut-sebut akan bertanding di kerusi Kulim Bandar Baru, Kedah, selain beberapa kerusi di Lembah Klang termasuk Bandar Tun Razak, Lembah Pantai dan Gombak.

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AP PERMATANG PAUH KOSONGKAN KERUSI BERI LALUAN SUAMI

Teki teki akhirnya terjawab. Bukan kerusi Bandar Tn Razak atau Kulim tetapi Permatang Pauh yang DSAI akan bertanding Insya ALlah. Semoga dimakbulkan segala cita-cita.

Keputusan terbaik untuk negara:Wan Azizah



Dato' Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail
Harakahdaily
Thu | Jul 31 08

Selepas berbincang dengan keluarga saya, kepimpinan Parti KeADILan Rakyat dan rakan-rakan
dalam Pakatan Rakyat, saya dengan ini secara rasminya meletakkan jawatan sebagai Ahli Parlimen Permatang Pauh kepada YB Tan Sri Speaker Dewan Rakyat Dato' Pandikar Amin Bin Hj. Mulia hari ini, memberi laluan kepada suami saya untuk bertanding sebagai calon Pakatan Rakyat dalam pilihanraya kecil secepat mungkin.


Ini adalah konsisten dengan matlamat kami untuk mendapat majoriti bagi membentuk kerajaan baru dalam tahun ini.

Keputusan ini adalah yang terbaik buat Malaysia.

Negara ini sedang berhadapan dengan cabaran yang paling getir semenjak mencapai kemerdekaan.

Kerajaan Barisan Nasional yang dipimpin oleh Umno terbukti telah gagal mengurus ekonomi negara ini dan membawa negara ini menuju kehancuran.

Kerajaan ini telah menyebabkan integriti sistem keadilan hancur ke tahap yang memalukan. Ia membiarkan api perkauman semakin bernyala-nyala dan membuatkan etnik Melayu, Cina dan India saling tidak mempercayai satu sama lain di samping sengaja mengabaikan keperluan masyarakat pribumi di Sabah dan Sarawak.

Anwar Ibrahim telah mengungkapkan visi untuk Malaysia yang telah pun membenihkan harapan buat rakyat. Beliau mempunyai pengalaman dan kebijaksanaan untuk membangunkan kembali ekonomi negara ini, juga karisma dan integriti untuk menyatukan rakyat Malaysia serta mengembalikan kewibawaan institusi-institusi kenegaraan.

Saya akan terus berkhidmat sebagai Presiden Parti Keadilan Rakyat dan pengurusi Yayasan Aman.

Saya mengucapkan setinggi-tinggi penghargaan dan terima kasih kepada penyokong saya di Permatang Pauh yang selama ini sentiasa teguh di belakang saya di dalam melalui saat-saat sukar semenjak dari September 1998 dan saat-saat manis kemenangan 8 Mac 2008.

Masa depan negara kita bergantung kepada dedikasi dan komitmen terhadap keadilan dan kebebasan yang saya lalui selaku wakil anda semua di Parlimen dan saya akan sentiasa berkhidmat untuk anda pada masa depan seikhlas mungkin.

DATO' SERI WAN AZIZAH WAN ISMAIL
Presiden Parti Keadilan Rakyat

31 JULAI 2008
PETALING JAYA, MALAYSIA

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PROJEK BAKUN BELUM SELESAI LAGI 12 EMPANGAN AKAN DIBINA DI SARAWAK

Syarikat Ekran yang hampir bankrap dan Syarikat Sime Darby yang menolak tawaran membina Empangan Bakun harus dijadikan teladan dan sempadan. Kini dua belas lagi empangan dicadangkan dibina di Sarawak kononnya untuk membekalkan kuasa eletrik di Sarawak sahaja.

Pembinaan empangan hidroeletrik mempunyai masalahnya tersendiri walaupun kuasa eletrik
yang terhasil dari empangan hidro dikira "bersih" dari pencemaran alam seperti karbon monoksida , belerang dan lain-lain. Namun, pembiakan parasit dan makhluk perosak merupakan kesan sampingan pembinaan empangan.

Dua tajuk berita dari Borneo Post tentang projek empangan dan serangan siput gondang emas di Sarawak.

Projek Empangan hidroelektrik Sarawak disokong


Pakar sifatkan pembinaan 12 empangan hidroelektrik baik asal tidak pinggir aspek alam sekitar

KUCHING: Pemegang Ke-rusi Profesor Diraja Ungku Aziz, Profesor Jeffrey D. Sachs berkata pembinaan 12 empangan hidroelektrik di Sarawak adalah amat baik asalkan tidak meminggirkan aspek alam sekitar.

“Projek ini boleh menjadi amat baik, menghasilkan banyak sumber tenaga diperbaharui, bersih dari aspek pelepasan karbon berbanding penggunaan bahan bakar fosil…banyak faedah.

“Selain itu, banyak perkara membabitkan projek ini yang tidak diketepikan dalam perancangannya, seperti kesan terhadap sistem sungai atau hidrologi, habitat atau kepelbagaian biologi. Ini semua telah diambil kira,” katanya dalam sidang media selepas dialog kemiskinan dan pembangunan di Sarawak di sini, semalam.

Hadir sama dalam dialog berkenaan, Menteri Pembangunan Tanah Dato Sri Dr James Masing, Menteri Pembangunan Bandar dan Pelancongan Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh dan Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Datuk Amar Wilson Baya Dandot.

Beliau diminta mengulas mengenai perdebatan antara Kerajaan Negeri dan pencinta alam sekitar serta pertubuhan bukan kerajaan (NGO) seperti yang termuat dalam akhbar baru-baru ini.

Katanya, perbahasan mengenai pembinaan projek berkenaan merupakan aktiviti sihat.

“Perkara ini (alam sekitar) perlu dititikberatkan, jadi saya gembira apabila mendapat tahu ada berlaku per-bincangan atau perbahasan,” jelasnya.

Baru-baru ini, Pengerusi Pusat Teknologi dan Pembangunan Alam Sekitar Malaysia (CETDEM) Gurmit Singh dipetik berkata, pembinaan empangan hidroelektrik yang banyak tidak perlu.

Katanya, Suruhanjaya Empangan Dunia mengkelaskan empangan yang menjana tenaga sebanyak 30 megawatt dan ke bawah adalah memadai manakala yang berkapasiti lebih tinggi dikelaskan sebagai ‘tidak lestari’.

Bagi menjawab dakwaan itu, Ketua Menteri Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud menyifatkan kritikan daripada pihak berkenaan sebagai bukan satu perkara baru.

“Dunia sedang berdepan dengan kenaikan harga sumber tenaga dengan mendadaknya lebih-lebih lagi petrol dan situasi ini memerlukan tenaga alternatif baru yang lebih murah serta menjimatkan perlu dimaju dan digunakan.

“Ada ’seseorang’ di Pulau Pinang cuba menghidupkan semula cerita lama ini dan mengkritik Sarawak tanpa mengetahui keadaan sebenar Sarawak.

“Saya fikir dia harus belajar dari mula lagi sebelum membuka mulut,” katanya ketika ditemui baru-baru ini.

Sementara itu, Timbalan Ketua Menteri Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu Numpang berkata, kedudukan projek empangan Tutoh adalah jauh dengan Taman Negara Mulu yang diiktiraf sebagai Tapak Warisan Du-nia oleh UNESCO.

Justeru tidak wujud isu kemusnahan alam sekitar.

Sarawak merancang untuk membina 12 empangan secara berperingkat-peringkat sehingga mencapai kapasiti tenaga antara 54 megawatt dan 1,000 megawatt.

Sementara itu, Jeffrey berkata, konsep pembangunan mapan perlu diamalkan kerana projek-projek pembangunan berkait dengan ekologi, sumber di bawah permukaan air, minyak dan gas, kepelbagaian biologi, serta industri pembalakan.

“Pembangunan mapan bukan sahaja menyentuh alam sekitar tetapi juga membabitkan budaya kerana Sarawak menggambarkan Malaysia sebagai sebuah negara yang memiliki pelbagai budaya.

“Sarawak yang kian meningkat dari aspek pendapatan rakyat berasaskan pengeksploitasian sumber mentah, adalah amat penting untuk mempraktikkan amalan pembangunan mapan,” katanya.

Serangan siput gondang emas semakin buruk


MIRI: Tanah tinggi Ba’Kelalan yang merupakan pengeluar utama beras Bario selain Bario berhadapan dengan ancaman besar ekoran serangan siput gondang emas yang dilaporkan semakin buruk dan boleh menjejaskan pengeluaran padi tahun ini.

Penduduk kampung, Pangiran Sakai, 56, ketika dihubungi Utusan Borneo semalam berkata, masalah ini sudah sekian lama menghantui kira-kira 200 penanam padi di situ namun sehingga kini masih tiada penyelesaian.

“Setiap tahun kami mengalami kerugian kerana ancaman siput gondang emas yang mampu merosakkan berhektar-hektar sawah padi dalam sekelip mata. Sehubungan itu kami menggesa pihak kerajaan mempercepatkan pemberian itik untuk mengurangkan serangan,”ujarnya.

Menurut beliau, penggunaan itik dapat mengurangkan ancaman siput gondang emas itu kerana haiwan perosak tersebut merupakan rantaian makanannya (itik).

“Penduduk kampung sudah membincangkan perkara ini dengan pihak Jabatan Pertanian Lawas pada minggu lepas. Kita berharap bantuan itik ini dapat disegerakan memandangkan kami akan menanam padi mulai Jumaat ini,” katanya sambil menambah setiap pintu memerlukan sekurang-kurangnya 20 ekor itik.

Setakat ini katanya, jabatan telah memberi dua botol racun untuk setiap pintu penanam padi, namun ia tidak mencukupi memandangkan mereka mempunyai dua hingga empat hektar sawah.

“Bayangkan satu botol hanya cukup untuk satu hektar sawah sedangkan kebanyakkan penduduk di sini mempunyai empat hektar sawah. Tambahan pula penggunaan racun tidak efektif selain harganya yang mahal. Ini sudah pasti membebankan penduduk di sini.”

Pangiran menambah, itik berkenaan akan dilepaskan ke sawah untuk memakan telur dan siput gondang emas yang gemar memakan anak padi.

“Tahun lepas jabatan telah memberi bantuan itik, bagaimanapun itik tersebut memerlukan kos yang tinggi kerana hanya memakan baja. Kita mahu jenis itik tempatan yang tidak memerlukan kos tinggi dan senang dipelihara,” katanya.

Sementara itu Utusan Borneo difahamkan selain Ba Kelalan, kawasan lain yang turut terjejas ialah Buduk Nur, Long Langai, Long Ritan dan Buduk Bui.

Difahamkan serangan haiwan berasal dari Amerika Selatan itu mampu bertelur sehingga 8,000 biji setahun dan seekor siput gondang boleh memusnahkan satu meter persegi anak padi dengan serangannya membentuk tompok-tompok dalam sawah seperti anak benih tidak tumbuh.

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ANTI CORRUPTION AGENCY IS BUSY

Robert P,hang (left) and ACA DG (right) surrounded by
reporters at ACA HQ Putrajaya today.
"As a result of the checks, many started hurling allegations against committee members" - TAN SRI MUSA HASSAN

With the current hives of activity amongst ACA personnel, to ask for more allocation and manpower from JPA is a reasonable thing to do. There is no news about the promised changes and process reengineering in the ACA mentioned by YAB PM.

In another development, IGP claimed that allegations about malpractice in the Logistic Dept started when the Police uncovered attempts to cheat the Dept by unscrupulous suppliers.

ACA probes police procurement malpractice involving millions of ringgit
Husna Yusop
SUN2SURF
newsdesk@thesundaily.com

PUTRAJAYA (July 30, 2008) : The Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) has started investigations into allegations of malpractice in the police procurement involving about RM198 million, involving the purchase of dogs, equipment, vehicles and uniforms.

ACA deputy director-general Datuk Abu Kassim Mohamed said agency officers had been sent to the Bukit Aman federal police headquarters to look for documents to determine whether there were elements of corruption in the police procurement.

"We will get all the related documents first, then we will discuss it and study the evidence. We will look at the implications, whether there were possible offences related to procedures, non-compliance of the laws or criminal offences like making false claims or others," he told reporters who asked whether any arrests were expected soon.

"We will look at it. If there is a strong case, we will carry on with the investigations," Abu Kassim said in the ACA headquarters here today after a meeting with Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) executive council member Tan Sri Robert Phang.

Phang today submitted an eight-page document to the ACA involving an allegation of malpractice in a RM98 million procurement for the police force involving six high-ranking officers.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan was meanwhile reported to have also started an internal probe into malpractice in the police logistics department involving more than RM100 million, and that at least 12 officers and men, including an Assistant Commissioner of Police, have been transferred.`

Yesterday, Phang disclosed he had received documents on July 23 from an unidentified whistleblower alleging that the federal police logistics department failed to comply with standard operating procedures (SOP) when conducting procurement during the 12th general election.

Phang said the documents implicated six officers, including a "very senior police officer".

On Phang’s documents, Abu Kassim said the ACA will act if there were elements and evidence "for us to do so".

"We take this matter seriously. There are some information which we can get clarification from the parties (identified in the documents)," he added.

He said the ACA had been communicating with the police on the matter on several occasions before, and the police had also submitted several reports to the agency.

"The IGP has also contacted us to look at cases related to administration and logistics. So, the police do refer to ACA if they need to do so. And, there are certain things related to this which we are investigating now," he added.

When contacted, Phang said the documents that he handed over to Abu Kassim contained some new information that implicated at least six officers.

"I believe the ACA have gone to Bukit Aman at 8am today and seized some documents which were different from what I received. The documents have complemented what the ACA needed because more culprits were identified," he added.


Police investigating RM100mil logistics fraud bid

By LOURDES CHARLES
Staronline
KUALA LUMPUR: The federal police logistics department has uncovered attempts by unscrupulous suppliers to cheat it in the supply of equipment worth more than RM100mil.

It is learnt that Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan has set up a committee to investigate, and ordered the immediate transfer of at least 12 officers and men, including an Assistant Commissioner of Police.

Also transferred and under investigation are several civilian staff in the finance department.

“We have reported the matter to the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) and ACA officers have met our officers, questioned them, and taken away several documents,” he added.

“We have started an internal investigation as we believe we can save the Government hundreds of millions of ringgit by preventing suppliers from providing us with sub-standard products.”

Musa said he believed certain quarters with vested interest had been accepting the goods ordered without conducting proper pre-delivery checks.

The IGP said the committee in the logistics department headed by its director, Commissioner Datuk Mahsuri Zainal, had been scrutinising every single order and found several discrepancies.

Among the equipment or goods rejected recently were boots for the elite SWAT unit, machetes (parangs) for the General Operations Force, evacuation packs for officers and men serving in Timor Leste, beds, road-block signages and cones.

“As a result of the stringent checks, many started writing and hurling allegations and accusations against the members of the committee,” Musa added.

“They are not happy with the stringent procedures now in place as they were used to having it their way, with no questions asked.”

In a related incident, a whistle-blower has alleged that six high-ranking officers from the logistics department had committed malpractices when making purchases worth RM98mil earlier this year.

The whistle-blower detailed at least six instances during the pre-election and election season where the officers were said to have bypassed standard operating procedure when making purchases.

The person made the allegation in a letter to Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation executive council member Tan Sri Robert Phang on July 23.

In the same envelope, the whistle-blower included four copies of the same letter. The person requested Phang to make sure the letters reached Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar, Internal Security Ministry secretary-general Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan and Anti-Corruption Agency director-general Datuk Seri Ahmad Said Hamdan.

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UNCLE PET AND SAIFUL




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ANTI PEMBAZIRAN BUKAN UNTUK JERUNG

Anda hairan bin ajaib dengan berita di bawah ini? Biasa la. Apa nak dihairankan. Alah bisa tegal biasa. Yang wajib berhemah dalam berbelanja serta berjimat cermat hanyalah untuk rakyat dan para marhaen sahaja.


Khalil Yaakob 'juara' bida nombor plat kereta negara

Zaili Muhammad
harakahdaily

MELAKA, 30 Julai (Hrkh) - Gejala pembaziran yang berlaku di kalangan pemimpin Umno seperti 'irama dan lagu' yang tidak boleh dipisahkan walaupun pelbagai pendedahan telah dibuat, namun ianya tidak memberikan kesan kepada mereka.

Terbaru, Yang Dipertua (YDP) Negeri Melaka, Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob, yang juga merupakan bekas Menteri Besar Pahang, sekali lagi membida nombor pendaftaran kenderaan untuk dua buah kereta di Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan Melaka, sebanyak RM55,558.

Bidaan tersebut dibuat atas nama Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob dengan nombor kad pengenalan 371229-06-5295 bagi nombor pendaftaran MBQ 1 sebanyak RM47,300 dan ianya merupakan jumlah bidaan yang tertinggi untuk nombor siri MBQ.

Manakala, beliau juga turut membida satu lagi nombor pendaftaran iaitu MBQ 11 sebanyak RM8,258 dan ini menjadikan jumlah bidaan yang dibuat oleh Tun Khalil sebanyak RM55,558.

Pada akhir November lalu, penduduk Melaka telah digemparkan apabila beliau bertindak membida dua nombor pendaftaran bagi nombor siri MBN iaitu bagi MBN 1 sebanyak RM56,100 dan MBN 8 dengan harga RM22,000 dan ini menjadikan nilai bidaan yang telah dibuat oleh Tun Khalil pada masa itu berjumlah RM78,100.

Secara keseluruhannya jumlah bidaan yang dibuat oleh Tun Khalil bagi empat buah kereta adalah sebanyak RM133,658 seterusnya mengalahkan rekod yang dipegang oleh bekas Menteri Besar Perlis, Dato' Seri Shahidan Kassim yang menender nombor plat RG 1, RG 9, RG 12 dan RG 17 sehingga mencecah RM120,000.

Dalam pada rakyat dibebankan dengan kenaikkan harga minyak yang melampau sehinggakan ada yang makan pagi kais pagi, makan petang kais petang namun pada ketika yang sama pemimpin Umno-BN berlawan sesama sendiri mempamerkan kekayaan mereka secara terang kepada rakyat dan melakukan pembaziran wang rakyat tanpa rasa bersalah.

Penduduk Melaka juga mempersoalkan bagaimana kerajaan negeri tergamak memberi pampasan yang sedikit, di mana cuma sebanyak RM1,600 kepada nelayan yang hilang punca pendapatan akibat daripada projek penambakan laut di sepanjang pantai Melaka tetapi pemimpin negeri boleh pula membazirkan ratusan ribu untuk membeli plat kereta!

Jadi amat wajarlah saranan Ketua Pemuda PAS Melaka, Ustaz Kamarudin Sidek, supaya bacaan doa yang khas dibacakan kepada YDP Melaka selepas 'Khutbah Jumaat' dihentikan kerana ianya menimbulkan suasana tidak tenteram dan kurang senang di kalangan jemaah solat yang tidak mahu bersubahat mendoakan kesejahteraan hidup seorang pemimpin yang membazir.

Apatah lagi, dua individu iaitu bekas Ketua Angkatan Muda Keadilan Pahang, Razali Alias dan bekas Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri Berserah, Pahang, Dato' Fauzi Abdul Rahman, yang masing-masing telah membuat laporan kepada pihak berkuasa terhadap penyalahgunaan kuasa oleh bekas Menteri Besar Pahang itu dalam isu balak.

Satu lagi laporan polis terhadap Khalil juga pernah dibuat oleh Gerakan Demokrasi dan Anti Korupsi (Gerak) Pahang pada bulan September lalu tetapi kes tersebut telah diistiharkan ditutup oleh Pengarah Siasatan BPR, Dato' Mohd Shukri Abdul, baru-baru ini.

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PHANG ANOTHER BRAVE CITIZEN


In a sense, Malaysia is fortunate to have brave, conscientious and caring citizens like Tan Sri Robert Phang and Dr Mohamad Osman who are willing to come forward to enlighten the public concerning malpractice, fraud, crimes and the like.

MCPF reveals RM98 million alleged police malpractice

By Giam Say Khoon
SUN2SURF
newsdesk@thesundaily.com

KUALA LUMPUR (July 29, 2008) : The Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) today revealed an allegation of malpractice in a RM98 million procurement for the police force involving six high-ranking officers.

Tan Sri Robert Phang during Malaysia Crime
Prevention Foundation press conference.



MCPF executive council member Tan Sri Robert Phang said he received letters which are a compilation of the malpractice on July 23 and the sender, whom he declined to disclose, had requested him to hand over the letters to Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar, Home Ministry secretary-general Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof and Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Musa Hassan.

"The whistleblower alleged that the logistic department of the police force had failed to comply with the standard operating procedure (SOP) when conducting procurement including the buying of dogs during the general election (in March).

"Allegations have also named six high-ranking officers ranging from ASP (Assistant Superintendent of Police) to CP (Commissioner of Police)," he told a press conference with former founding president of Transparency International Malaysia Tunku Abdul Aziz Ibrahim.

Phang said he had also consulted the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) and was told to hand over the documents to the agency for investigation.

"If one government agency does not follow the SOP, it will lead to malpractice and corruption.

Phang said in view of the recent crackdown on the Immigration scandal and the government's commitment to prevent and fight malpractice as well as corruption, he had discussed the matter with Institute of Integrity Management director-general Datuk Dr Mohd Tap Salleh and Tunku Abdul Aziz.

"We decided that (the best way to uphold) transparency, is to call a press conference to tell the public about it."

"I want to assure the whistleblower, who sent the letters to me, that I will not only hand over the letters to the ACA but also ensure that the letters reach the recipients he named, and I will also make a copy of the letters to Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan," he said.

Phang also said he hoped that IGP, who is a no-nonsense man, will not act with double standards upon receiving the letters.

Abdul Aziz said the intention to call for the press conference was not to point fingers at the police but was an effort by the non-governmental organisation to help the police in fighting corruption.

"The whistleblower had chosen not to go directly to the authorities, probably because he does not trust the agencies to do what he considered to be the right thing, which is investigation.

"The whistleblower must have thought Phang has earned enough credibility,... that he will ensure the matters be brought to the attention of the authorities," he added.

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DR MOHAMAD OSMAN MEMANG BERANI






Anwar urged the government to make it a "national priority" to ensure the safety of Dr Mohamed Osman Abdul Hamid, who allegedly signed the medical report, and his family following the leak of the medical report.

Mohamed had allegedly conducted a medical examination on the request of Saiful who complained that he was sodomised with a plastic object by a "very important person".

"Reports that he (the doctor) and his family may be in danger must not be taken lightly, given instances of key witnesses in high profile cases in Malaysia having been threatened, coerced or gone missing," said Anwar who praised the courage of those responsible for leaking the report, and called for more to step up and contribute their evidence.

Siapa Dr. Mohamed Osman?


Oleh NURUL AIN HUSSAIN
Staronline
PETALING JAYA: Daripada Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim dan Mohd. Saiful Bukhari Azlan, kini individu yang menjadi perhatian ialah pegawai perubatan Hospital Pusrawi - Dr. Mohamed Osman Abdul Hamid - doktor pertama menerima kunjungan bekas pembantu khas itu pada 28 Jun lalu.

Sumber-sumber memberitahu mStar Online, Dr. Mohamed Osman mula bertugas di hospital berkenaan sejak setahun lalu.

Beliau merupakan pegawai perubatan yang berasal dari Myanmar dan pernah berkhidmat di beberapa buah hopsital kerajaan sebelum menjadi pegawai perubatan di Pusrawi.

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SUHAKAM TO BE DOWNGRADED BY ICC

Please give the tiger at least some "false teeth" to enable it to chew small fish and "claw" in order remain in the rank of "tiger". Release it from the hold of PM to that of Parliament.




Suhakam: Give the toothless tiger teeth to bite

by Karen Arukesamy
Sun2surf
newsdesk@thesundaily.com

KUALA LUMPUR (July 29, 2008) : Faced with the threat of being downgraded by an international body, Malaysia's Human Rights Commission (suhakam) today asked the government for "teeth" so that the "toothless tiger" can bite.

Its commissioner Datuk Siva Subramaniam said they are not surprised that the threat has been made by the world body as even cabinet ministers have called them a "toothless tiger".

"Provide the teeth, then Suhakam can ensure that human rights are protected," he said, when approached by reporters at the 13th Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Forum of the National Human Rights Institutions today.

"Because you (the government) do not have trust in Suhakam. You yourself have said something that shows that Suhakam is weak," Siva said.

Asked about the threat of downgrading by the International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions (ICC) if nothing is done within a year, Siva said: "The downgrading (threat) is because of government's regulations."

He said the Human Rights Commission Act 1999, under which Suhakam was formed, has limitations and needs to be amended. One of the limitations is that the commissioner's tenure of service is just two years while in many other countries it is five years.

He said many people feel that if the commissioner "speaks his mind out, there he goes".

Siva said Suhakam has done an excellent job in the past nine years and still believes it is on the right track.

"But Suhakam does not have enforcement powers. We make many discoveries during our visits (Suhakam's monitoring activities) but our suggestions are mostly recommendations and sometimes these recommendations are treated as nothing," he said.

He said in some countries, the Human Rights Commission has its own court and implements its powers and can give its own directives.

"It will be useless if we just make recommendations and they are not implemented," he said.

Siva said many wants a broader selection of commissioners culled from NGOs, civil societies and people who have a broader concept and understanding of human rights.

"Of course, some of these arguments are valid. The ball is at the government's feet. Suhakam had provided the advice (on providing the enforcement power) to the government," he said.

Suhakam had proposed this to the government in several meetings but there has not been any positive response.

On Suhakam's role, Siva said besides protecting human rights, Suhakam also meets the public regularly under its 'Meet the People' programme nationwide.

Suhakam had also visited local schools to promote human rights and their next visits would be to the prisons.

Siva said given that Suhakam is doing its best under the circumstances, it is inappropriate for ICC to demote it from Grade A to B, which means it loses its member right to participate in the United Nations Human Rights Council sessions.

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HARGA BAHAN API MALAYSIA BELUM TURUN

Kerajaan Malaysia amat pantas dan cekap menaikkan harga bahan api tempoh hari. Sehingga kini belum ada ura-ura untuk menurunkan harga diesel dan petrol walhal harga minyak mentah di pasaran dunia telah turun (sila lihat graf). Kesan berganda dan bersinergi kenaikan harga bahan api dengan harga barangan keperluan industri serta asasi seperti makanan tidak mungkin dapat dibendung atau dikurangkan.



Harga minyak dunia turun, kerajaan didesak tunaikan janji - Dr Hatta

Intan Abdullah
Harakahdaily

KUALA LUMPUR, 29 Julai (Hrkh) - PAS mendesak kerajaan Barisan Nasional (BN) menurunkan harga minyak di negara ini selari dengan penurunan harga minyak dunia.

Dalam satu kenyataan kepada Harakahdaily pagi tadi, Bendahari PAS, Dr Mohd Hatta Ramli meminta kerajaan agar bersikap lebih serius malah mengotakan janji mereka yang sebelum ini akan menurunkan harga minyak selari dengan perubahan harga minyak di peringkat antarabangsa.

"Kerajaan perlu mengotakan janji mereka, kerana sebelum ini Dato' Shahrir Samad sendiri pernah berjanji akan menurunkan harga minyak berdasarkan harga minyak dunia," ujarnya.

ImageMengulas perkembangan semasa,Dr Hatta berkata harga minyak di Singapura telah pun diturunkan beberapa kali dalam tahun ini namun, Malaysia yang berstatus negara pengeluar minyak atau negara Opec masih tidak mampu melaksanakannya.

Beliau menempelak kerajaan Malaysia yang masih tidak menunjukkan tanda-tanda bahawa mereka serius membela masalah dan kebajikan rakyat.

"Ia merupakan suatu tamparan hebat kepada Malaysia kerana Singapura merupakan negara pengimport pun berusaha untuk menangani masalah rakyat mereka sedangkan kita sebagai negara pengeluar minyak tidak mempunyai apa-apa inisiatif bagi menjaga kepentingan rakyat," katanya.

Menurutnya, apa yang terjadi mencerminkan sikap kerajaan yang tidak prihatin malah langsung tidak mempedulikan nasib dan penderitaan rakyat.

"Kita lihat tiada inisiatif diambil pihak kerajaan dalam meringankan beban harga minyak dan inflasi tinggi yang ditanggung rakyat, tetapi masih berada di peringkat akan mengkaji harga minyak pasaran," katanya lagi.

Pada masa yang sama, beliau berkeyakinan bahawa harga minyak negara ini berpotensi untuk kembali kepada harga asalnya selari dengan penurunan harga minyak dunia yang semakin giat berlaku.

"Adalah tidak mustahil jika harga minyak kita boleh kembali seperti asalnya, sebab itu saranan Dato' Seri Anwar bahawa Pakatan Rakyat boleh menurunkan harga minyak sebaik memerintah.

"Jika singapura boleh melakukannya, kita sepatutnya lebih mampu menurunkannya," tegasnya.

Menurut laporan beberapa media di negara jiran tersebut, harga minyak petrol turun lagi semalam, sebanyak 10 sen setiap liter yakni penurunan terbesar sejak Ogos 2003 dan ia merupakan kali kelima harga minyak petrol turun dalam tempoh 20 hari.

Semalam, langkah tersebut dimulakan oleh Shell, yang kemudian diikuti Caltex, Singapore Petroleum Company (SPC) dan Mobil.

Dengan penurunan harga itu, harga minyak petrol sebelum ditolak diskaun di kedai minyak sekarang adalah $2.110 seliter bagi petrol oktana 98, $2.036 seliter bagi petrol oktana 95 dan $2.003 seliter bagi petrol oktana 92.

Harga minyak petrol premium sebelum ditolak diskaun pula adalah $2.239 seliter bagi Shell V-Power dan $2.236 seliter bagi Caltex Platinum.

Menurut para penganalisis, harga minyak petrol turun kebelakangan ini kerana kebimbangan tentang permintaan minyak semakin reda.

Harga minyak mentah mencecah paras AS$100 setong pada awal tahun ini, sebelum meningkat ke beberapa paras rekod akibat kebimbangan mengenai permintaan minyak yang terus bertambah ekoran ketegangan antara Barat dengan Iran mengenai program nuklear Teheran.

Ketidakstabilan di Nigeria, salah sebuah negara pengeluar minyak Afrika utama, turut menjadi faktor, kata para pemerhati.

Berdasarkan laporan yang dikeluarkan Dowjones Newswires, harga minyak boleh jatuh ke paras AS$70 dan AS$80 setong jika dolar Amerika terus kukuh dan kebimbangan mengenai Iran berkurangan, kata ketua Pertubuhan Negara-Negara Pengeksport Minyak (Opec), Chakib Khelil, Sabtu lalu.

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KETUA PENERANGAN PAS MOHON MAAF

Ditujukan Khas Kepada Ahli PAS, Para Penyokong serta Pengundi PAS

Permohonan maaf Ketua Penerangan PAS berhubung isu muzakarah

Harakahdaily
Mon | Jul 28, 08 | 7:18:21 pm MYT

Kepada,

Semua ahli, penyokong dan pengundi PAS.

Pertamanya marilah kita bersyukur kepada Allah di atas segala nikmatnya. Saya menuliskan surat terbuka ini adalah dengan tujuan untuk memohon maaf kepada semua ahli dan penyokong PAS di atas kenyataan saya baru-baru ini yang menafikan wujudnya sebarang pertemuan dan rundingan antara PAS dengan Umno. Saya memohon berbanyak kemaafan di atas ketelanjuran ini.

Sebenarnya kenyataan yang saya buat sebelum ini bukanlah atas sifat pribadi saya, tetapi dibuat atas kapasiti sebagai Ketua Penerangan PAS berdasarkan keputusan parti yang mengarahkan saya berbuat demikian. Saya tidak menyalahkan pimpinan PAS yang mengarahkan saya berbuat demikian, tetapi ia adalah kesalahan beberapa individu yang gagal memberikan maklumat sebenar kepada pimpinan PAS. Tindakan mereka merahsiakan perkara-perkara tertentu berkaitan pertemuan dengan Umno telah menyebabkan pimpinan PAS mengambil pendirian bahawa tiada pertemuan dan rundingan antara PAS dengan Umno.

Saya berharap individu terbabit dapat tampil kehadapan membuat penjelasan kepada ahli-ahli dan penyokong PAS tentang pertemuan berkenaan termasuk butir-butir perbincangan seperti yang didedahkan oleh Presiden Umno baru-baru ini. Mereka juga harus bertanggungjawab secara khusus dalam masalah ini kerana tindakan peribadi mereka.

Saya sendiri amat terkejut dengan pendedahan tersebut yang sama sekali bertentangan dengan kenyataan saya sebelum ini. Ia kemudian disahkan oleh Presiden PAS. Lebih memeranjatkan lagi apabila "muzakarah" tentang kepentingan Islam dan ketuanan Melayu yang didedahkan oleh Presiden Umno telah bertukar menjadi rundingan untuk membawa PAS menyertai kerjasama politik dengan Umno/BN. Sebelum ini kami sendiri tidak dimaklumkan tentang apa yang didedahkan oleh Umno ini, bahkan kami diberitahu tiada sebarang pertemuan dan rundingan rasmi antara kedua-dua parti.

Apabila bekas Menteri Besar Selangor, Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo turut mendedahkan adanya rundingan khas selama 4 hari berturut-turut selepas pilihan raya baru-baru ini, saya berpandangan ia adalah tindakan peribadi individu tertentu tanpa melibatkan sebarang keputusan parti. Kerana itu, saya tidak mempunyai sebarang maklumat berkaitan rundingan yang disebut oleh Dr Mohamad Khir itu. Saya berharap individu yang terbabit ini turut membuat penjelasan kepada ahli-ahli dan mengambil tanggungjawab di atas apa yang berlaku. Atau saya meminta Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo yang mengaku turut terlibat dalam pertemuan di antara Perdana Menteri dan beberapa pimpinan PAS agar dapat memperincikan butir-butir pertemuan tersebut supaya kita dapat sama-sama mengetahuinya.

Oleh kerana tindakan beberapa individu atas nama PAS tanpa pengetahuan Jawatankuasa Kerja PAS Pusat dan tidak pula memaklumkan tindakan mereka secara terperinci kepada parti, maka PAS mengarahkan saya membuat kenyataan menafikan adanya pertemuan dan rundingan tersebut. Ia adalah salah faham akibat adanya maklumat yang disembunyikan daripada pengetahuan Jawatankuasa Kerja PAS Pusat.

Saya sedar kesilapan yang telah saya lakukan apabila mengumumkan tiada sebarang pertemuan dan rundingan antara kedua-dua parti. Saya menerima banyak teguran dan kritikan di atas �pembohongan� ini daripada ahli-ahli dan penyokong PAS baik yang Islam atau yang bukan Islam serta rakan-rakan daripada Pakatan Rakyat. Kerana itu, dengan hati yang terbuka saya ingin memohon maaf di atas kesilapan yang saya tidak sengajakan itu. Saya juga ingin mengucapkan terima kasih kepada seorang profesor Universiti Tempatan yang telah mengingatkan bahawa "jika kita lupakan sejarah, sejarah akan mendera kita". Saya amat sedar tentang hakikat sejarah berkaitan kerjasama PAS-Umno yang telahpun saya sebutkan dalam kolum saya di Harakah pada minggu lepas.

Saya mengakui bahawa sejarah tidak pernah berulang, sebaliknya yang berulang ialah kesilapan manusia. Saya menyeru pimpinan PAS supaya jujur kepada ahli-ahli dan penyokong parti serta berusaha memperkukuhkan pakatan politik sedia ada. Saya mengajak ahli-ahli PAS memerhatikan hakikat sejarah yang ada supaya kesilapan itu tidak berulang.

Akhirnya, sekali lagi saya memanjatkan jutaan kemaafan kepada semua ahli dan penyokong PAS di atas ketelanjuran yang berlaku. Saya bersedia untuk menerima apa sahaja teguran dan kritikan membina untuk kebaikan bersama dan saya juga rela dihukum oleh ahli-ahli di atas kesilapan yang tidak sengaja saya lakukan ini.

Maafkanlah saya.

Sekian, wassalam.

Yang benar,

HAJI MAHFUZ HAJI OMAR
Ketua Penerangan PAS Pusat
Ahli Parlimen Pokok Sena

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STORK O STORK WHY 'S YOUR NECK SO LONG?

"Bangau o Bangau kenapa perut kau sakit", "macam mana perut tak sakit, makan nasi mentah". "nasi oh nasi kenapa engkau mentah", "macam mana aku tak mentah, kayu basah sangat".........
A Finance Minister talking to a group of primary school students.

Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumers Affairs has this to say to reporters




Guan Eng wants Yakcop to prove ‘attacks’ on economy

by Opalyn Mok
sun2surf
GEORGE TOWN (July 28, 2008) : Second Finance Minister Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop must clarify his statement and state who has been "attacking’" Malaysia’s economy, what methods were used and what can be done to avoid it, said Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.

Expressing shock over Nor Mohamed’s statement on Saturday alleging that the country’s economy faces "attacks" every 10 years either coincidentally or by "unseen hands", Lim said this was a very serious allegation.

"Penang government will fully support any move by the federal government to counter these alleged ‘attacks’," he said at the Little Penang street market here on Sunday.

He said Nor Mohamed must ensure his assertions are backed by facts, as such allegations could adversely affect foreign investors’ confidence in the country. Therefore, Nor Mohamed must show proof of such ‘attacks’, he said.

"We want to know who is ‘attacking’ us and what measures they are using to ‘attack’ us," he said.

He also wants the federal government to reveal the measures it could take to counter and face these alleged threats.

"This is a very serious matter because it impacts the economy of the country and livelihood of Malaysians," he said.

On a separate matter, Lim said the state government has applied for RM13 million from the federal government to start its heritage conservation programmes for George Town which, together with Malacca, has been inscribed as one of Unesco’s World Heritage Sites.

He said the state government also plans to ask for a RM200 million soft loan from the federal government to undergo a full-scale heritage conservation programme.

"We need to repair and renovate all the old, dilapidated heritage buildings within the heritage zone in George Town," he said.

Lim also commented on Pas spiritual adviser Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat’s suggestion that Umno and Pas be dissolved and a new party based on Islam be formed to unite all Malays.

"We should be heading towards a more united Malaysia with political parties taking the lead by example to remain open to all Malaysians regardless of race, religion or sex," he said.

Although he did not directly criticise Nik Aziz’s suggestion, Lim said a party that puts a limit to it by way of race or any other factor would not be heading towards the vision of uniting the people.

"We are a multi-cultural society, so we should be getting rid of boundaries. We should lean towards the national aspirations of a united society and try to be all-inclusive instead of being exclusive," he said.

He said a political party should be open to all Malaysians to enable everyone to stand proud as a nation.

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ALTANTUYA'S MURDER TRIAL: TO IMPEACH OR NOT TO IMPEACH

"Contradictory statements made but admitted that statements based on long term memory is correct and statements based on short term memory is false"-DSP Yusri of UTK ( Special Action Force)
Witness' credibility should not be impeached, says defence

Political analyst and Najib's thinh tank man: Razak Baginda

Maria J.Dass
Sun2surf
newsdesk@thesundaily.com

SHAH ALAM (July 28, 2008): The credibility of trial-within-a-trial defence witness DSP Yusri Hasan Basri should not be impeached due to the time frame between the time of the incident, the time his statement was recorded, and when he testified in court, the Altantuya murder trial was told today.

Defence counsel for second accused Cpl Sirul Azhar Umar, Hasnal Redzua Merican said instead of impeaching Yusri's credibility, his testimony should be viewed together with the credibility of contradictory statements made by the prosecution's own witnesses.

Submitting during impeachment proceedings against Yusri, Hasnal said there were various contradictory statement made in court by the witnesses in relation to Yusri's credibility in response to the events of Nov 7, 2006 -- which has to be assessed by the court.

Yusri’s statement on his function to collect Special Action Unit (UTK) belongings during investigations at Sirul Azhar’s apartment on Nov 7, 2006 was only recorded on Aug 2, 2007.

Following this he was called to testify in court during a trial-within-a-trial pertaining the sequence of events on Sept 4, 2007.

There were several contradictions between the Yusri’s statement to the police and the ones that he made in court.

Yusri a UTK officer has since said his statement in court was the accurate one as he had thought about this over the month after giving his statement to the police.

Yusri stressed that his role that day was a small one – which was to collect items belonging to the UTK and so he did not heed the sequence of events.

Hasnal submitted on the points of the four contradictory statements as follows:

Contradiction 1

Razak baginda at the Shah Alam High Court today.
In his police statement: He said he was not sure if Sirul was brought to his room as he (Yusri) was looking for UTK gear.

In court: Yusri said the whole time he was in Sirul’s apartment, he was sure Sirul was not brought into his room.

Hasnal’s submission: Questions posed to the witness during the recording of the witness statement and also the questions put to him in court is much wider than the function he performed on Nov 7, 2006.

The witness said he had one month to think about his witness statement (taken 10 months after the incident) and that his testimony in court was the actual account. The prosecution is actually comparing his statement in court to the witness statement much earlier which was equally exposed to a tendency of forgetfulness, in accuracies and mistakes.

The context of the question needs to be looked at because his response was that he did not see Sirul being brought into the room, but what he was not sure of was whether this question was in relation to the time when he was in the room searching for the UTK items.

Contradiction No 2

In his police statement: He said when the D9 officers searched the room, he was not sure if Sirul was in there.

In court: Yusri said when he Sgt Rosli had gone into the room to collect the UTK items, D9 officers were conducting a search in the room, but Sirul was not in the room.

Hasnal’s submission: There is a world of difference to a witness committing himself to one answer and changing it on another occasion, than a witness who is not sure. This witness had one month to recall his memory and commit himself to an answer. It was not very clear from the questions out in court on who was doing the checks. With regards to the alleged contradiction; factually the witness testified on two different occasions altogether. So these cannot be said to be contradicting one another.

Sirul Azhar and Azilah at the Shah Alam High Court
today.
Contradiction No 3

In his police statement: He said he only entered the apartment after the D9 officers.

In court: Yusri said he entered Sirul’s apartment together with Zulkarnain and the rest of the D9 officers.

Hasnal’s submission: The order of who went into Sirul’s apartment first was not a consideration when Yusri had gone to the apartment to collect the items. It was not a matter of utmost concern to him. The time frame within which he was required to remember had long past – almost 10 months.

Contradiction No 4

In his police statement: He said the Bomb Disposal Unit entered after him to check the place.

In court: Yusri said he was not sure if the Bomb Disposal Unit entered Sirul’s apartment on Nov 7 last year.

Hasnal’s submission: This goes to the framing of the question as he would not have been sure as to when the bomb disposal unit went into the apartment (the bomb disposal unit was the last unit to inspect the apartment). There are no contradiction as far as the fourth element of contradiction is concerned.

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SANTIAGO THREATENED BY THUGS AND HIS CAR DAMAGED

Klang is notorious for its thugs and gangsters. A staff of MPK resigned last year because thugs hassled him. They tried to raise their ugly heads yesterday and the victim was no other than the Klang Bandar Member of Parliament. Thank you for the onlookers who came to his aid. You just imagine yourselves being surrounded by 20 thugs. What a harrowing experience.

"I believe the attack is politically motivated because some of the thugs repeatedly shouted words in Tamil saying 'You all have taken out Datuk (Seri S.) Samy Vellu'," said Santiago.


Thugs threaten Klang MP

by Tim Leonard
SUN2SURF
newsdesk@thesundaily.com



KLANG (July 28, 2008) : Klang MP Charles Santiago, his wife, an aide and a friend's son were surrounded and shaken by a gang of about 20 thugs outside the Sri Muniandy Temple in Port Klang early Sunday morning.

"It was the most harrowing experience of my life and I dread to think what would have happened if not for the help of onlookers," said Santiago.

Santiago had earlier attended the temple's 25th anniversary celebration and later held a dialogue session with residents on crime prevention efforts in the area.

The session was jointly organised by Santiago, the police and the Klang Action Safety Committee.

"Many issues were raised, especially on gangsterism and the rising crime rate in Klang,” Santiago told theSun after lodging a report in the Klang police headquarters today.

"Just as we were about to leave, we were surrounded by the thugs who started intimidating us.

One of them pushed (D.) Sarah (Santiago's assistant) on her chest before jumping on my car boot. Another started kicking my car, breaking the driver’s side window and damaging the MP's crest on my car,” he said.

"Another thug threatened to kill my friend's son who started taking photos of the thugs."
Santiago said one the thugs had earlier parked a Mercedes Benz in front of the temple and blocked the road.

"I believe the attack is politically motivated because some of the thugs repeatedly shouted words in Tamil saying 'You all have taken out Datuk (Seri S.) Samy Vellu'," said Santiago.

"It's shocking that these thugs used the name of Datuk Samy Vellu in this senseless assault. The thugs fled the scene when several people who attended the dialogue rushed up to us," he added.

A Klang police spokesman confirmed the report and said the suspect had yet to be nabbed. Police are recording statements from witnesses and have classified the case as criminal intimidation.

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Aktiviti Exco pada malam 27/07/08: Taklimat Penuuhan Badan Pengurusan Bersama Flet Seri Perantau

Satu majlis taklimat tentang penubuhan Badan Pengurusan Bersama Flet Seri Perantau Pelabuhan Klang telah diadakan di bawah Blok B Pangsapuri Seri Perantau pada malam 27hb Julai 2008. Kehadhiran dan penyertaan Penghuni Pangsapuri adalah memberangsangkan.

ADUN segdang berucap
Kelihatan ahli Majlis MPK Sdr Jamal, Tn Hj Shaari selaku Penyelia kawasan, En Razak sebagai S/U MTD Selat Klang

Peserta bertanyakan soalan




Foto yang memaparkan para Penghuni Pangsapuri yang telah datang beramai-ramai untuk mendengar taklimat.

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Aktiviti ADUN Selat Klang pada 27/07/08: Majlis Penyampaian Hadiah Pertandingan Bola sepak 7 sebelah Piala Dr Halimah

Pertandingan Bolasepak merebut Piala Dr Halimah telah berlangsung pada hari sbatu 27hb Julai 2008 bertempat di Padang Bola Jln Tepi Sungai, Klang.











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Aktiviti Exco Pembangunan Modal Insan pada 27/08/07: Bengkel serta Dialog bersama AMALNITA

Amalnita Yayasan Amal Malaysia telah mengadakan bengkel serta sesi dialog bersama Exco Pembangunan Modal Insan bertempat di Hotel Carlton Shah Alam pada 27hb Julai 2008.


Program berkenaan merupakan program "fast track ala F1"
Peserta menyanyikan lagu tema Yayasan Amal
Pengarah NISA' MALAYSIA selaku Pemudahcara Utama
Exco sedang menerangkan konsep SPIES, JTM dan briged Amal

Datin Sabariah, isteri Exco Agama Kerajaan Selangor sedang memperkatakan sesuatu
Di baris belakang kelihatan Hj Kamariah Naris , setiausaha LPN dan Pn Hanimpeserta cilik
Mempunyai anak kecil tidak menjadi penghalang untuk beramal
Latihan dalam kumpulan. Kelihatan Dr Farah aktivis Yayasan Amal Malaysia
Kelihatan Datin Sabariah, pn Zarina dan lain-lain peserta dalam segmen "team building"

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