By Anwar Ibrahim
Kenyataan ini saya edarkan setelah berbincang dengan Ustaz Abdul Hadi Awang dan Sdr. Lim Kit Siang semalam. Kami mengulangi komitmen untuk memperkukuhkan kerjasama Pakatan Rakyat bagi menjayakan Agenda Perubahan.
Kami berpendapat adalah penting untuk memberi peluang dan ruang kepada rakan-rakan parti komponen untuk menjelaskan pendirian mereka berhubung sebarang isu yang berbangkit.
Kami percaya perselisihan kecil yang digembar gembur oleh media Umno-BN tidak akan meretakkan permuafakatan yang terbina dari iltizam untuk membawa Perubahan kepada rakyat Malaysia keseluruhannya.
Perlu dijelaskan bahawa isu rundingan PAS-umno yang berbangkit dari kenyataan Ustaz Abdul Hadi pada sidang akhbar selepas menyampaikan ucapan dasar di muktamar tahunan baru-baru ini harus dilihat dalam konteks pidato Presiden Pas.
Dalam pidato tersebut Ustaz Abdul Hadi mengulangi komitmen PAS untuk memastikan Perubahan terlaksana melalui wadah Pakatan Rakyat dan menggariskan kewajaran muafakat antara parti bagi menyelesaikan krisis Perak melalui pilihanraya, menggesa agar badan kehakiman bebas dari sebarang kongkongan dan pilihanraya yang telus.
Inshaallah permuafakatan Keadilan, PAS dan DAP akan bertambah utuh dari hari ke hari. Rakyat Malaysia mahukan sebuah kerajaan yang bertanggungjawab, telus dan cekap mentadbir bagi kembali memacu negara ini ke persada. Pakatan Rakyat bersedia menggalas tanggungjawab demi memastikan negara ini berada di landasan yang tepat.
DEWAN RAKYAT MALAYSIA
Former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun served from 2003-2008.
Yonhap cited a former presidential aide, acting as the family’s lawyer, who said Roh left a suicide note for his family.
Roh, 62, had gone hiking near his home with an aide around 6:30 a.m. Saturday, Yonhap said.
He was found later with head injuries, and died after being taken to a hospital in Busan, police said. A hospital spokesman declined to comment.
Yonhap said Roh’s death came amid an investigation into a bribery scandal that has tarnished his reputation.
Roh, who served as president from 2003 to 2008, and his family had allegedly received $6 million in bribes from a businessman, Yonhap said.
Roh said he learned about the payments only after he left office and that some of them were legitimate investments, Yonhap reported.
Roh had maintained a Web site and attracted supporters and tourists to his hometown, Yonhap said.
FROM THE MIGHT OF THE PEN WEBSITE
By Raja Petra Kamarudin
I made it very clear there would be no negotiations. How can I agree to bribing police officers to get my son off the hook after speaking out against crime, corruption, abuse of power and cover-ups of criminal acts by those who walk in the corridors of power?
I offer no excuses. My wife, Marina, and I have five children, all now grown up. Four have made a life for themselves — two are now married and have blessed us with four grandchildren. One, Raja Azman, left home when he was still in lower secondary school and chose to end all ties with the family. That was about 18 years ago or so. Since he left home, he has been in and out of trouble, the result of living on the streets and sleeping in the back alleys of Kuala Lumpur. Invariably, life on the streets like an urchin turned him into what he is today.
Muslims believe that heaven lies beneath the feet of one’s mother. It is therefore seldom a Muslim mother would bring herself to curse her offspring. Doing so would condemn that child for eternity. That is what Muslims believe. My wife made it very clear to our prodigal son that he turns his back on the family and resorts to a life of crime at his own peril. It does not matter the severity of the crime. Crime is crime whatever it may be, big or small. And is it not the tendency that petty criminals eventually migrate to hardcore crimes? He therefore invites his mother’s curse if he brings shame to the family. That was my wife’s final word on the matter.
20 May 2009 — As of 06:00 GMT, 20 May 2009, 41 countries have officially reported 10 243 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection, including 80 deaths.
The breakdown of the number of laboratory-confirmed cases by country is given in the following table and map.
Laboratory-confirmed cases of new influenza A(H1N1) as officially reported to WHO by States Parties to the International Health Regulations (2005)
|Country||Cumulative total||Newly confirmed since the last reporting period|
|Korea, Republic of||3||0||0||0|
|United States of America||5469||6||346||1|
Cumulative and new figures are subject to revision
ANWAR IBRAHIM BLOG
5.30 – 6.30 Petang Hi–Tea – Sg. Semambu (Belakang Shell)
7.15 – 8.30 Malam Solat dan Kuliah Maghrib – Masjid Padang Ibu
8.40 – 9.45 Malam Solat dan Kuliah Isyak – Masjid Berapit
10.00 – 11.00 Malam Ceramah Kelompok – Mukim 9, Tanah Liat
11.00 – 12.00 Malam Ceramah Umum – Kg Tok Elong
*Penceramah umum termasuk YB Dr Hatta Ramli dan Sdr Mustafa Kamil Ayub
Pejabat Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim
KUALA LUMPUR: The health ministry today (15 May) confirmed the first A(H1N1) case in Malaysia.
The victim is a 21-year-old US student returning to Malaysia on Wednesday (13 May).
The victim was admitted into Sungai Buloh hospital after complaining of fever, sorethroat and discomfort on Thursday.
He is currently undergoing treatment at Sungai Buloh hospital in Selangor.
The health ministry urges all passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines MH 091 from Newark arriving KLIA at 7.15 a.m. on 13 May (Wednesday) to contact the ministry at 03-88810200/300. (MySinchew)
Date : 13 May 2009
Time : 8.00 pm
Venue Civic Hall, MBPJ, Petaling Jaya, Selangor (MAP)
Enquiries: 016-323 1563/ 016-291 3453
Opening by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim
Lim Kit Siang, DAP Parliamentary Leader, Ipoh Timur MP
YAB Datuk Seri Mohd Nizar Jamaluddin, Menteri Besar Perak, Bukit Gantang MP
Tunku Abdul Aziz, DAP National Vice Chairman/Penang Senator-designate
Khalid Abd. Samad, Shah Alam MP
K. Ragunath, President of Bar Council Malaysia
N.H.Chan, Former Court of Appeal Judge
Prof. Azmi bin Sharom, Law Professor
Tricia Yeoh, Research Officer to Selangor MB
Tan Sri Abdullah Ahmad aka (Dollah Kok Lanas); Former NST Group Editor-in-Chief
Pejabat Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim
The Might of the Pen’s website has an article on Waytha Moorthy’s Press Statement
Waytha Moorthy to return to Malaysia with or without any Government assurance or condition
I have decided to return to Malaysia now since the HINDRAF lawyers have been released.
When the tsunami of November 25, 2007 took place, HINDRAF was still in its infancy in addressing the plight of the Malaysian Indians. The arrest of the HINDRAF leaders was meant to curtail its legitimate concerns for the Malaysian Indians and allow it to be a lost cause for them.
As the chairman of HINDRAF, at that juncture, I decided that somehow, HINDRAF concerns needs to be brought in light in the international arena since the local government had used oppression towards the public and the operation of the ISA to stifle and vilify the voice of HINDRAF.
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UPDATEDBy Syed Jaymal Zahiid
KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — The police have arrested PAS vice-president Mohamad Sabu, PKR Youth leader Badrul Hisham and another unidentified activist just a day before the Perak state assembly convenes amid accusations of a crackdown on dissent.
Mohamad, known popularly as Mat Sabu, was arrested at 3.45pm near party publication Harakah’s office here today while Badrul and the unidentified activist were detained at 2pm in Putrajaya.
Their arrests come just a day after another activist, Wong Chin Huat, was detained yesterday for sedition because he called for Malaysians to wear black tomorrow in protest against the Barisan Nasional (BN) power grab in Perak.
The Malysian Insider understands that Mohamad Sabu was also arrested under the Sedition Act and has been taken to Bukit Aman police headquarters.
It is learnt that Badrul and the unidentified activist may also have been arrested under the Sedition Act.
Today’s arrests suggest the authorities have been spooked by reports that federal opposition parties were planning a mass protest against what has been an unpopular takeover of the Perak government by the ruling BN coalition.
The takeover in Perak, which was orchestrated by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, has even been described as hasty and improper by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, an ally of Najib.
Najib’s promise of reforms have been marred by the crackdown which come on top of three other arrests today of opposition supporters after they tried to deliver a cake to his office to mark the birthday of Altantuya Shaariibuu, whose death has been repeatedly linked to the prime minister.
Two policemen who were part of Najib’s security detail were convicted and sentenced to hang for the murder last month, although there is no evidence that Najib was involved in the murder.
Besides the Altantuya murder, the Perak constitutional crisis continues to be a major distraction for the Najib administration.
The latest arrests today is believed to be linked to plans to organise a mass prayer session in Ipoh tomorrow as BN hopes to legitimise its administration in the state assembly.
Mohamad was arrested at 3.45 pm near the office of the party publication Harakah here today while Badrul and the unidentified activist were detained at 2 pm in Putrajaya.
It is learnt that a group of police officers came in three cars and approached Mohamad just as he was walking out of a restaurant near Jalan Pahang where he was having drinks with other PAS members.
Also present at the time of Mohamad’s arrest was PAS youth chief Salahuddin Ayub who claimed the police had not shown any warrant when making the arrest.
“The arrest was made in a rough and uncivilized manner. I and a few others had tried to help Mohamad but were stopped by the large number of police officers present,” he said.
It is believed that the arrest was made in relation to the PAS planned gathering in Ipoh early tomorrow morning. The PAS vice president is the main person behind the gathering.
Although the gathering is slated to be a peaceful one, a confrontation between PAS supporters and the police is likely to happen as the rising political tension in Perak could prompt a stern response from the authorities.
Wong, who had urged the public to wear black tomorrow to “mourn” the takeover, is also believed to have been arrested in relation to the rising tension in Perak.
Many opposition leaders condemned Wong’s arrest as the beginning of a government crackdown on dissent, with veteran DAP leader Lim Kit Siang asking if Najib would have even arrested Mahatma Gandhi for sedition.
Meanwhile, Badrul and the unidentified activist were arrested in relation to this morning’s event, in which opposition members tried to deliver a cake to Najib.
Initially, the police arrested three members from the Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia group, a group linked to Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) and led by Badrul.
The three were then brought to the Putrajaya police headquarters where they are currently being detained.
Badrul and his friend, who later came over to the police station to check on his group members, were then arrested upon arrival.
Received the following sms this morning :
May 7. Wear black. Show Najib 1BLACKMALAYSIA. Say no to umno’s plot to occupy perak legislature after occupying perak state government. Let everyone WEAR black on May 7. 1BLACKMALAYSIA
Well, I’m going to be in Ipoh on May 7. Wearing black, of course.
At least I’m going to try to be there.
If you’re not going to be in Ipoh on May 7, you may want to get your point across from wherever you are by wearing black.
And you may want to consider sending this sms out to all whom you know.