Monday, May 24, 2010

Recap : Lawyer: Bala First statutory declaration made voluntarily II -Najib denies affair with Altantuya

Lawyer Americk Singh Sidhu denied that private investigator P Balasubramaniam affirmed his first sworn statement under duress.

Speaking to reporters at the PKR headquarters in Tropicana, Petaling Jaya today, Americ said that Balasubramaniam's statutory declaration filed on July 1 2008 was made voluntarily.


Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak today denied allegations that he had links with murdered Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu as claimed by a private detective.

Reading out from a prepared statement at a packed press conference in Parliament this evening, the embattled deputy premier reiterated that he had never met or knew Altantuya.

He dismissed the statutory declaration filed by private eye P Balasubramaniam, who was hired by Najib's close associate Abdul Razak Baginda to deal with the Altantuya problem, as "concocted" claims.

Bala's lawyer slams MACC over claim of delaying video recording.


Private investigator P. Balasubramaniam’s lawyer has rubbished a claim by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigations director that it was his client who had delayed recording his statement.

“This is absolute rubbish! They were never ready and this chap Mustafar (Ali) is pulling wool over everyone’s eyes.

“Bala has always been ready and available,” said his counsel Manjeet Singh Dhillon in an email to The Star from London yesterday.

Manjeet was responding to a report in an English daily yesterday that the MACC was recording his client’s statement in July at Balasubramaniam’s request.

“We were ready a long time ago but he said he would only be ready in July,” Mustafar had said.

Malaysian tanker collides with carrier in Singapore Strait, oil spills


A Malaysian-registered tanker, MT Bunga Kelana 3, collided with a bulk carrier in the Singapore Strait about 13km southeast of Changi East this morning.

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said the tanker collided with a St Vincents and The Grenadines-registered bulk carrier, MV Waily, in the traffic separation scheme (TSS) in the strait at about 6.10am.

In a statement, the MPA said there was no report of injury to crew members but the tanker suffered damage to one of its cargo tanks, resulting in an oil spill.

Teoh murder sage continues-Inquest to hear application for video link on June 11 for Dr Portnip testimony

The inquest investigating the death of political aide Teoh Beng Hock will be hearing an application by the Selangor government for Thai pathologist Dr Pornthip Rojanasunand to give her testimony via video link.


Selangor should probe irregularities in low-cost unit allocations

The Housing and Local Government Ministry asked the Selangor government to immediately investigate what could be irregularities in the allocation of low-cost flats by housing developers in the state.

Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha said though the ministry had not received any complaint from the public on the matter, it is up to the Selangor government and its local authority to resolve the issue of low-cost houses built for the poor that were instead taken up by Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) staff.

Singapore-Malaysia resolve 20-year land, water disputes


Singapore and Malaysia said today they have resolved long-standing disputes over land and water that have plagued ties between the two neighbours for the past 20 years.

Malaysia will relocate its railway station near Singapore's central business district to an area close to one of the two bridges linking the two countries, freeing up land in the city-state for redevelopment.

Malaysia has sovereignty over the site on which the Tanjong Pagar station is located, as well as land on both sides of the railway tracks that run through Singapore, under agreements dating back to British colonial rule.

Zaid Ibrahim file petition to court about wide rampant bribery in Hulu Selangor election.

Defeated PKR Hulu Selangor by-election candidate Zaid Ibrahim today filed a petition to invalidate the election result, claiming widespread bribery was perpetrated in his opponent's campaign.

The petition was filed on the grounds that the BN candidate P Kamalanathan had directly or indirectly known about offers made by Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak during the campaign, to entice Hulu Selangor voters to cast their ballots for the ruling coalition.

Security features for MACC-‘Better image for MACC’ Proposal to give anti-graft body more autonomy Read more: ‘Better image for MACC’ Proposal to give anti-graft body more autonomy

Mr Teoh dead body found on MACC building tarnish image of MACC.

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Complaints Committee has proposed that CCTV equipment be installed in its statement recording area and for a special room to be set up to examine witnesses.

It has also proposed that MACC ensure better security in its offices such as by having facilities like fencing, grille, security guards and CCTV equipment.

Mugilan: GAS not running on Umno money - Gerak Anti-Samy Vellu (GAS)

Vell Paari has accused Umno of helping those trying to oust his father, Samy Vellu.

Sacked MIC youth leader V. Mugilan has denied allegations his nascent Anti-Samy Velly Movement (GAS) was being funded or supported by Umn

Umno has denied sponsoring or supporting the Anti-Samy Vellu Movement (GAS) that wants to end the MIC president’s grip on power, warning the party not to drag it into a growing leadership crisis.

Ousted Perak Speaker Sivakumar's application thrown out-failed to set out the provision of law on which his application was based.

The Federal Court today threw out an application by ousted Perak speaker V. Sivakumar to set aside its earlier ruling that the three Perak state assemblymen who turned independent could keep their seats.

Justice Datuk Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin, who led a three-member bench, struck out Sivakumar's application after allowing a preliminary objection by counsel for the three assemblyman and counsel for the intervenor, the Election Commission (EC).

Zulkefli, Datuk Seri Md Raus Sharif and Datuk Abdull Hamid Embong unanimously ruled that Sivakumar had failed to set out the provision of law on which his application was based.

Desperate Samy sacks two critics from MIC

KP Samy Klang businessman and Party CEntral working committee sacked by Samy Vellu using presidential power.

In a sign of desperation, Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu today sacked two more critics from MIC in a bid to stem the tide of voracious criticism against his presidency which enters its 31st year.

Samy Vellu exerted his presidential powers to fire KP Samy, a Klang businessman, and G. Kumar Aman, a businessman from Kajang, from the party’s central working committee (CWC) days after they supported a call for the president to leave office by year’s end.

Singapore-Malaysia resolve 20-year land, water disputes-KL agrees to vacate historic Singapore train station



Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Loong agreed today to relocate to Woodlands the 78-year-old Tanjong Pagar railway station operated by Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB).

The relocation, to take place on July 1 next year, marks a major step in resolving a number of outstanding bilateral issues between the two countries, as first reported by The Malaysian Insider last September 29.

MACC to probe election complaints including PM Najib promise of RM3 million aids in By Election Hulu Selangor.

MACC Chief Commissioner Datuk Seri Abu Kassimm (L) and Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) president Datuk
Paul Low launch a book entitled "Reforming Political Financing in Malaysia" at Eastin Hotel, PJ today. Sunpix: Sharil Amin

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) had received complaints on money politics during the recently concluded Sibu and Hulu Selangor parliamentary seat by-elections, said its chief commissioner Datuk Seri Abu Kassim Mohamed.

"We will investigate all the complaints on money politics and whatever related to corruption in the two by-elections," he said after launching a book titled "Reforming Political Financing in Malaysia" published by Transparency-International Malaysia, here, today.

MCA makes bold 10MP requests to win Chinese support from education , water electric bills , quotas,contracts,fair market competitions,welfare payments,red tapes,non Islamis prayer grounds,Malaysia centric and more.


MCA today revealed bold requests of RM1 billion for Chinese education and more new Chinese schools under the 10th Malaysia Plan, as part of efforts to recapture significantly waning support from the community.

The new amount for the development of Chinese schools is over three times more than the RM320 million under the current Ninth Malaysia Plan. The MCA is also seeking 10 new schools and the relocation of a further 15.

“Today, I decided that we should share with the community what we have asked for from the government in the 10th Malaysia Plan,” party president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek told a press conference at Wisma MCA here this afternoon.

Samy hits out at Dr M, Utusan

MIC president S Samy Vellu today lashed out at former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad and the Umno-owned Utusan Malaysia daily for interfering in his party polls.

Zaid Ibrahim petitions for Hulu Selangor poll to be declared null and void


Defeated PKR candidate Datuk Zaid Ibrahim today filed an election petition to declare the Hulu Selangor by-election void, alleging bribery by rival Barisan Nasional.

The petition was filed at the Shah Alam High Court registry, under Section 32(a) and 32(c) of the Election Offences Act 1954.

The petition identified five instances of alleged corruption, including the allocation of RM3 million to SJK(C) Rasa and next-of-kin payments to Sungai Buaya Felda settlers in the run-up to the April 25 by-election.

Zaid lost by 1,725 votes to MIC public relations chief P. Kamalanathan, who recaptured the BN stronghold that was lost by 198 votes in Election 2008.

Sacked Youth Leader Mugilan launches GAS ( Gerak Anti-Samy Vellu) against Samy Vellu

Expelled MIC Youth deputy chief V Mugilan said he would launch a mass movement called GAS (Gerakan Anti-Samy Vellu) to campaign against the long-time party president.

At a press conference today, the rebel leader said the campaign will kick off with a gathering in Kuala Lumpur on May 30.

Karpal's RM10mil suit against Utusan on July 1

The High Court has set July 1 for case management of Bukit Gelugor member of parliament Karpal Singh's RM10 million suit against Utusan Melayu (M) Sdn Bhd over a defamatory article regarding his comments on Islam.

Deputy Registrar Anisah Normah Muhammad Nor fixed the date in chambers today.

Lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo appeared for Karpal Singh and M. Mohana Kumar, for Utusan Melayu.

In his statement of claim, Karpal Singh, a lawyer, claimed that the article, entitled "DAP Diingat Jangan Bakar Perasaan Melayu" (DAP reminded not to inflame sentiments of Malays), published on Aug 25, 2008, in Utusan Malaysia, stated that he made the comments on Islam in his welcoming speech at the 15th DAP National Congress held the previous day.

Karpal Singh claimed that the alleged defamatory words were understood to mean, among others, that he was a politician bent on creating ill-will among the different communities in the country, were absolutely false and malicious, and were intended to destroy his professional and political careers.

Sacked MIC members will return when Samy Vellu resigns, says Subra

Former MIC deputy president Datuk S. Subramaniam believes that tens of thousands of Indians who were thrown out of the MIC will return to the party after president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu steps down.

He claimed that over 100,000 members left the party after Samy Vellu closed down their branches in the last 30 years, adding that almost all Indian Progressive Front (IPF) members were originally MIC members.

Sports betting: Rulers urged to intervene

PAS today urged the Council of Rulers to intervene against the federal government decision to issue a sports betting licence.

While handing a protest memorandum to the keeper of the rulers' seal Engku Ibrahim Engku Ngah (middle) at his office at the Istana Negara today, PAS vice president Mahfuz Omar said such a move would be detrimental for the youths.

"Football clubs and their players are idolised by youth so we are afraid that this will hurt the young," he said.

He also said that the government's argument that government regulated sports betting operations would curb illegal betting was unreasonable

Revolt against Malaysian Indian Congress President

Current MIC President Samy Vellu,heading the party for 30years.

A group of disgruntled Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) leaders, including sacked deputy Youth leader V. Mugilan, have set up an anti-Samy Vellu movement to push for the immediate resignation of the party president.

Mugilan said the movement, to be launched on May 30, will explain why Samy should resign as president.

"We will explain to the people and conduct a signature campaign," The Star quoted Mugilan, as saying.

"I have no personal agenda against Samy Vellu. My agenda is the poor Indians and MIC members who have been cheated," he added.

MCA president in Perak BN Coordinating Committee

MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek is among three new faces from the party chosen to be in the Perak Barisan Nasional (BN) Coordinating Committee to prepare for the 13th general election.

Besides Dr Chua who is also the Perak MCA liaison chief, the other two are Perak MCA secretary Datuk Tan Chin Meng and party Youth deputy chief Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon.

Perak BN chairman Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir said the three new faces would further strengthen BN in facing the next general election.

"All those in the current committee have the experience at the national level and I believe their inclusion in the committee is most apt," he said after chairing the state BN meeting, here, today.

Zambry said another MCA representative in the Perak BN Coordinating Committee was Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Shock defeat for Barisan in by Election in sibu.-Slim DAP win in Sibu by-election

In a nail-biting race, Democratic Action Party (DAP) man Wong Ho Leng, 50, edged out BN's candidate from the Sarawak United Peoples' Party, Mr Lau Hui Yew, 45, by just 398 votes in the parliamentary seat of Sibu.

BARISAN Nasional (BN) was handed a shock defeat in a by-election in Sarawak yesterday, dealing a blow to the ruling coalition ahead of crucial state elections here.

In a nail-biting race, Democratic Action Party (DAP) man Wong Ho Leng, 50, edged out BN's candidate from the Sarawak United Peoples' Party, Mr Lau Hui Yew, 45, by just 398 votes in the parliamentary seat of Sibu.

He polled 18,845 votes to Mr Lau's 18,447.

Sibu vote shows difficulties for BN, Pakatan

Despite the win in Sibu, Pakatan Rakyat still faces a tough road ahead


DAP’s Sibu win does not mean Pakatan Rakyat can soon win Putrajaya or Petrajaya, but it also shows that Barisan Nasional’s use of the chequebook will no longer impress disgruntled voters.

Wong Ho Leng’s slim 398 vote majority win revealed DAP’s smart use of issues and disenchantment among the Chinese and Christians, which the Najib administration could not solve simply with grants and promises of better times if the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate gets elected.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Assemblyman meets Thai authorities on roadblocks , alleged retaliate against the move by the Road Transport Department (JPJ) in issuing summonses to drivers of Thai vehicles carrying tourists into this country over the past two months.

State Assemblyman for Bukit Kayu Hitam, Datuk Ahmad Zaini Japar today held a meeting with the Thai authorities to resolve the issue of Malaysian buses and vans carrying tourists being prevented from entering Thailand.

He said he had met the Sadao Police Chief as well as the District Officer and representatives of the Hatyai Tourism Association in Danok and explained on the Malaysian laws and regulations that needed to be complied with so that Thai tour operators could bring tourists legally to Malaysia by bus or vans.

"I handed over the forms for them to apply for the permits from the Tourism Ministry but for the moment, they are still maintaining the decision to prevent Malaysian vans and buses from carrying tourists to Thailand," Ahmad Zaini said when contacted.

MACC's Chinese recruitment drive gets overwhelming response-Application for Mandarin speaking officers extended to Friday

So sorry: Abdul Razak Khalid, from the MACC corporate communications department, apologising to the crowd as there were not enough seats for them

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has extended the application for Mandarin speaking officers to Friday due to strong response and high demand.

"The response from degree and diploma holders has been very encouraging. We are still receiving applications by phone and email," deputy principal commissioner (management and professionalism) Datuk Zakaria Jaafar said in a statement today.

Some 405 people turned up to apply for 40 posts of investigating and assistant investigating officers at the Federation of Chinese Chamber of Commerce yesterday.
Zakaria said 431 applications were received up to 2pm yesterday. Of the number, 426 were from Chinese, four from Malays and one from Indian.

Sibu by-election: BN must woo Sibu Chinese folk

A difficult task lies ahead for Barisan Nasional (BN) in the upcoming Sibu parliamentary by-election as they'll have to go all out to win the hearts of local Chinese folks.

Based on the recently concluded Hulu Selangor parliamentary by-election, political analysts predict a huge bulk of the Chinese voters — who make up about two-thirds of the electorate in Sibu — could vote against BN.

So, BN candidate Robert Lau Hui Yew will have to work hard to woo them, said Prof Mohd Agus Yussof of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) — who foresees it won't be smoothsailing for the BN in Sibu.

“I expect a tough fight in Sibu. It’s not going to be easy for the BN because the Chinese are likely to show support for the Opposition, just like in Hulu Selangor.”

New passports to be ready in an hour from tomorrow

Getting a new passport is expected to be a breeze at most branches of the Immigration Department as the waiting period for new applications has been reduced from two hours to one hour starting tomorrow.

Immigration Department director-general Datuk Abdul Rahman Othman said the service would be available at a number of branches in the country.

“This is part of the government’s efforts to further expedite the process of applications for passports. There are 37 branches throughout the country and the service will be implemented at 25 branches initially.

“Since the introduction of such services at main offices, especially in Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, will require employing additional staff to ease the process, it will be done accordingly,” he told Bernama today.

For Sibu villagers, Lau’s local council post is his strength

Lau (left) greets residents during his walkabout in Kampung Nangka May 8, 2010

Robert Lau Hui Yew made his first official walkabout today as the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for the Sibu by-election and was greeted by villagers eager to have their problems solved by the local government.

Lau has served as a member of the Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) since 2004, and some villagers met at the Kampung Nangka near here have fond memories of his second cousin, Datuk Robert Lau Hoi Chew, whose death last month paved the way for the by-election.

Orang Asli expected to play major role in Sibu by-election


The Orang Asli or native voters are expected to play a major role in this weekend's by-election in the East Malaysian constituency of Sibu, Sarawak.

Many see the polls as a litmus test for the next state-wide election.

Located on the island of Borneo, Sibu in Sarawak is a semi-urban constituency.

Over 30 per cent of its 54,000 registered voters are native Ibans and the Melanau.

They are traditionally strong supporters of the Barisan Nasional (BN) state government led by Sarawak's longest serving Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud, who is an ethnic Melanau.

Malaysia to issue RM3b Sukuk 1Malaysia

The Finance Ministry has announced the issuance of Sukuk 1Malaysia 2010 amounting to RM3 billion on June 21 2010. This is an additional investment instrument for Malaysian citizens aged 21 years and above.

Bank Negara Malaysia has been appointed to issue the sukuk on behalf of the government.

The sukuk will be scripless and based on Shariah principles, the Finance Ministry said in a statement.

The RM3 billion sukuk, which has a three-year tenure, offers a return of 5 per cent per annum. Sukuk 1Malaysia 2010 has a resaleable feature which provides the flexibility for investors to sell and purchase the sukuk before the maturity date.

Sibu bellwether for Sarawak polls

As battle lines are drawn for the Sibu parliamentary by-election on May 16, it goes without saying that this will certainly be a closely-watched event.

Sarawak DAP chairman Richard Wong Ho Leng’s fight with newcomer and greenhorn Robert Lau Hui Yew of SUPP for the seat will not just generate great interest among the public, but that of political pundits and operatives, as well.

Winning the Sibu seat means a lot for both sides of the political divide as they gear up for the state election which is expected to be called before July, next year.

The result of the by-election also has a significant bearing at national-level. A DAP victory will mean SUPP is going to suffer in the coming state election as what they had experienced in the 2006 state election.

Quake tremors rock Penang

No quiet Sunday: Penangites standing outside a shopping complex after feeling tremors from an earthquake off Aceh province in Sumatra yesterday.

Tremors from an earthquake that struck off Aceh province in Sumatra rocked several parts of the island as Penangites were enjoying a leisurely Sunday.

The shocks lasting several seconds caused anxious callers to deluge with enquiries.

Aminul’s family kept in dark over decision to charge cop

Aminulrasyid Amzah’s family lawyer today slammed police for not bothering to inform them that a policemen was to be charged for the fatal shooting of the 14-year-old schoolboy.

“We are appalled that neither the police nor the Attorney-General’s Chambers had kept the family or their lawyers informed that a suspect was going to be charged today,” lawyer N. Surendran said.

He said that police and the AG had failed to realise that Aminulrasyid and his family were victims in the case and had the right to be kept informed about developments.

“Why all the secrecy?” he asked.

I did not instigate Azhar, says Guan Eng- Azhar alleged uttered seditious statement in Penang assembly.



Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng(pix) has refuted claims by Barisan Nasional (BN) that he instigated opposition head and Penang Umno secretary Datuk Azhar Ibrahim in making him utter alleged seditious and objectionable statements in the state assembly.

At a press conference, Lim produced the Hansard of the assembly proceedings last Thursday to show he was touching on governance matters like tenders and media restrictions when Azhar had come in with his comments.

Azhar, the Umno assemblyman for Penaga and a former state executive councillor, allegedly spoke of "May 13", and suggested that the army take over the functions of the police if there was public dissatisfaction with the police. He also referred to the existence of a "Tiga Line" gang.

Copyright Act to be amended


The Copyright Act 1987 will be amended to give the government more bite in handling intellectual property and copyright related matters, Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said today.

He said the ministry hopes to table the amendments in the Parliamentary meeting in June.

Among the proposed amendments are to enhance current controls over the purchase or ownership of pirated CD, VCD or DVDs.

Also proposed will be action against owners of premises selling pirated goods.

Currently, Section 41(2) of the Copyright Act states that it is an offence for "any person who has in his possession, custody or control three or more infringing copies of a work or recording."

Ismail Sabri said currently, action is only taken against producers and those who sell the pirated goods, but with the amendments, once approved, the action goes across the board for everyone, making it an offence for anyone to own even a single copy of pirated works.

Cop charged with causing Aminulrasyid's death

Kpl Jenain Subi has been charged with the shooting of teenager Aminulrasyid Amzah at the Shah Alam Sessions Court here.

Aminulrasyid's death cause public concerns about the police force.

A police corporal was charged in the sessions court here today in connection with the shooting death of teenager Aminulrasyid Amzah (pix) during a car chase here last month.

Corporal Jenain Subi, 48, pleaded not guilty before judge M.Gunalan to causing the death of Aminulrasyid, 15, in Jalan Tarian 11/2, Section 11, between 1.10am and 2am on April 26.

If convicted, he faces up to 30 years in jail and liability of a fine.

Clad in blue jeans and a yellow and organge T-shirt, he was taken to the court complex at 11.30am.

Asked by the judge whether Jenain was still in service, deputy public prosecutor Mohd Dusuki Mokhtar said he was.

Result may show what's to come in state polls-Sibu By Election


BOTH the Barisan Nasional and the Opposition are going all-out to secure a win in the Sibu parliamentary by-election because the result may indicate what is to come in next state election.

Sarawak must hold the state election by June next year.

Sibu has 54,695 voters, of whom 66.7% or 36,398 are Chinese, 22.1% or 12,050 Ibans and other indigenous people, 10.5% or 5,740 Malays/Melanaus and 0.1% or 54 Indians.

According to an analysis in Oriental Daily News today, Barisan Nasional candidate Robert Lau Hui Yew, of Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP), should be able to defend the seat for BN if he is able to garner 30% of the Chinese votes.

Sultan Kelantan 2 sisters accuse Consort a Control Queen.

Two of the Kelantan Sultan's sisters came out today accusing the ruler's consort, Tengku Anis Tengku Abdul Hamid, of keeping the sultan under lock-and-key.

Recap : 'I am Kelantan Sultan's second wife'


One of the two women brought into the royal suite at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore is the second wife of the Sultan of Kelantan, Sultan Ismail Petra, it has been revealed.

A source close to the Kelantan palace confirmed this morning that the Sultan's second wife and her personal assistant had visited the ailing ruler.

Characteristics and functions of Special Court

Palace of Justice , where the Special Court will resides

The habeas corpus proceedings at the Special Court today, brought by lawyers representing the Sultan of Kelantan, Tuanku Ismail Petra Sultan Yahya Petra is probably the first case in the world for a State Ruler to seek medical treatment of his choice.

The application to the Special Court was submitted last Friday after three attempts by the ailing Kelantan ruler to leave the State had been rejected last week, as the palace confrontation there worsened.

The Special Court, which was established to hear proceedings by or against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong or any of the nine Malay Rulers in relation to personal matters.

Kelantan Ruler happy at home, asks for ice-cream.

Tuanku Ismail Petra leaving Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia yesterday, May 9, 2010, to return to Istana Mahkota

The Sultan of Kelantan has expressed happiness on returning to his palace a day after his discharge from a Kota Baru hospital to the point of asking for ice-cream as a treat, a royal relative said today.

Tuanku Ismail Petra is also accepting treatment in his Istana Mahkota after refusing similar medical expertise during his five-day stay at the Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia (HUSM) Kubang Kerian, his elder sister Tengku Merjan Sultan Yahya Petra.

Bystander shot as cops open fire on amok. 4 shots to ex commondo with Rambo knife.

Surentiran in his hospital bed. With him is Vasantha Kumar.

A government labourer suffered chest injuries from a stray bullet when police fired on an amok armed with a knife in Kuala Selangor last night, making it the third such shooting case in as many weeks.

S. Surentiran, 21, a JKR labourer, was critically injured as two policemen fired in self-defence at a former army commando who tried to attack them with a “Rambo knife”.

Ibrahim Ali suggested Parlimentary Immunity to be revoked.

Pasir Mas MP Ibrahim Ali suggested that the parliamentary immunity in the Dewan Rakyat to be revoked so that all elected representatives will be more responsible in their speeches especially when making accusations against others.

The chairman of Malay right-wing group Perkasa made the suggestion today in response to accusations by opposition MP Saifuddin Nasution (Machang) that he owned shares in gambling business.

PKR secretary-general Saifuddin made the allegation in March during a parliamentary debate.Meanwhile, Ibrahim said that he had sent a legal letter to Saifuddin yesterday.

"He should withdraw the accusations made in Parliament or face a legal action," he said

Kapar MP takes on Kumpulan Semesta


Several State assemblymen had information on alleged corrupt activities within Selangor-owned sand mining company Kumpulan Semesta Sdn Bhd — but refused to act on it because they were "afraid", claimed Kapar Member of Parliament (MP) S. Manikavasagam.

Anwar's sodomy accuser met Malaysian PM earlier-Anwar lawyer trying to prove political involvement in sodomy trial.

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, center, is greeted by a supporter, right, as he and his wife Wan Azizah, left, arrive at the Kuala Lumpur High Court for the resumption of his trial on sodomy charges in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, May 10, 2010. Anwar claims the charge was fabricated by Prime Minister Najib Razak's administration to undermine Malaysia's opposition alliance, which hopes to win power in national elections scheduled to be held by 2013.

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, center, makes his way past waiting media on his arrival at the Kuala Lumpur High Court for the resumption of his trial on sodomy charges in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, May 10, 2010. Anwar claims the charge was fabricated by Prime Minister Najib Razak's administration to undermine Malaysia's opposition alliance, which hopes to win power in national elections scheduled to be held by 2013

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, right, and his wife Wan Azizah arrive at the Kuala Lumpur High Court for the resumption of his trial on sodomy charges in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, May 10, 2010. Anwar claims the charge was fabricated by Prime Minister Najib Razak's administration to undermine Malaysia's opposition alliance, which hopes to win power in national elections scheduled to be held by 2013.

The young man who claims opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim sodomized him acknowledged in court Monday that he had met with Malaysia's prime minister four days before making a police complaint against Anwar.

The defense hopes that Saiful Bukhari Azlan's testimony under cross-examination will bolster its contention that the sodomy trial against Anwar is a political conspiracy masterminded by Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife.

Saiful's admission that he met with Najib proves "the issue of conspiracy by Najib and higher-ups in the government," Anwar told reporters after the hearing.

Anwar Ibrahim's Sodomy II trial: Prosecution refused to furnish witness list-Reporters harrassed by Anwar's supporters


The trial of Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy charge resumed this morning at the High Court here with Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan taking the witness stand at 10.40am.
Mohd Saiful, Anwar's former aide, was cross-examined by the former deputy prime minister's lawyers.
But before Mohd Saiful took the stand, Anwar's lead counsel Karpal Singh, had asked the court to compel the prosecution to handover its witness list.

Karpal said although it is not stated in the Criminal Procedure Code as an obligation for the prosecution to provide the witness list to the defence team, he, however, insisted that they shall be provided with it in the interest of fair trial.

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