Friday, July 29, 2011

Tindakan Polis lepaskan tahanan darurat adalah strategik.

Pembebasan 6 orang tahanan di bawah Ordinan Darurat oleh pihak Polis amat saya alu-alukan.


Saya juga alu-alukan kenyataan pihak Polis bahawa pembebasan ini tidak bermakna penyiasatan terhadap mereka akan dihentikan. Apabila penyiasatan selesai, Polis akan menyerahkan kepada Peguam Negara untuk tindakan selanjutnya.


Sebenarnya,tindakan polis ini adalah tindakan yang bersifat "strategik". Walaupun dibebas, pihak Polis berjanji akan meneruskan siasatan mereka dan Polis akan terus memantau pergerakan dan kegiatan tahanan-tahanan tersebut.


Mungkin kepada pihak Polis tahanan-tahanan tersebut tidak lagi perlu diklasifikasikan sebagai pengancam keselamatan kepada negara yang memerlukan penahanan. Polis merasakan mereka boleh mengambil risiko itu setelah melihat dan menilai beberapa faktor sampingan.


Dari pengamatan saya semasa membaca kenyataan yang dibuat oleh Polis, mereka masih berpendapat bahawa ancaman itu masih ada, cuma apabila melihat keadaan politik negara yang tidak menentu dan jika 6 orang tahanan itu masih ditahan untuk siasatan lanjut, ini akan hanya memberi peluang untuk sesetangah pihak yang tidak bertanggungjawab mengambil kesempatan mengapi-apikan perasaan keresahan di kalangan rakyat. In hanya akan membuatkan senario keadaan politik negara lebih bercelaru dan tidak menguntungkan negara.


Pembebasan ini adalah tindakan tepat oleh pihak Polis yang mengambil keputusan yang strategik supaya penahanan 6 orang di dalam lokap tidak dijadikan modal polemik politik yang tidak berkesudahan oleh pihak-pihak tertentu sambil merka menghasut segelintir rakyat di negara ini.


Apa pun, saya juga berpendapat jika setelah siasatan dibuat dan bukti masih tidak mencukupi, pihak Polis perlu melepaskan mereka daripada tuduhan yang dibuat. Dengan cara ini, negara kita akan dapat sembuh dari episod hitam yang bermula dengan perarakan haram BERSIH ini.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bar Council Report on Bersih - incomplete, one sided, not thorough, comical.

I had been waiting for the Bar Council Monitoring Report on Bersih illegal demonstration since a young lawyer tweeted about it two days ago. Finally at 5pm yesterday, they finally loaded it up on their website.
I read the entire report with feverish enthusiasm. Luck was on my side. The report was not thick with legalese, otherwise lay men like me would not understand the exclusive language of the learned lawyers at Bar Council.
As I read it, my anticipation of an unadultered balanced report quickly evaporated into the thin air. I feel the report was one sided, incomplete, not thorough and at times comical. But then again one shouldn’t expect much from the esteemed Bar Council to be fair since they were judging the conduct of a former President of their own council. I reckon, no one likes to be called a traitor to friends.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Facebook: Kit yang perlu letak jawatan bukan PM.

Tadi terbaca tweet Lim Kit Siang dalam Twitter tunjuk bagaimana lebih kurang 100 ribu orang telah mendaftar dalam satu laman Facebook yang diujudkan oleh orang yang tidak bertanggungjawab, mendesak Perdana Menteri untukletak jawatan. Seolah-olah Kit Siang nak memberi isyarat kepada Dato Sri Najib untuk berundur sekarang kerana rakyat sudah tidak mahukan dia.

Ye ke YB Kit?

Mari kita tengok penyokong laman web 4 tokoh politik negara:

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Was it worth Wrecking The Weekend? (Zainul Arifin - NST)

BELIEVE it is quite amazing that the organisers of the rally that resulted in the lockdown of Kuala Lumpur and the ensuing chaos would declare Bersih 2.0 to
be a success.
The rally paralysed the city, it caused numerous inconveniences, attracted a counter-rally that could have been explosive, resulted in perhaps millions of ringgit in losses, as well as money unnecessarily spent on security. We may soon see if there were injuries as a result.

A success? Is it not unlike kids gleefully sharing notes of their pranks, in spite of the inconvenience they might have caused? Many have suggested that the authorities could have done us all a favour by allowing them to walk.

But the authorities did not.
Whether one agreed with the decision or not, defying it meant breaking the law.

Thus, the decision to pursue the rallies was clearly a sign of arrogance and disrespect for the law and law enforcers. It is often said, the law may be an ass, but unless changed, it remains the law.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

My early ramblings on aftermath of 9th July...

Bersih wanted to street demo. Police said cannot . Bersih insisted. Police again said no. Bersih went ahead. Police asked them to disperse. Bersih refused. Police acted. Tear gas, water cannon and arrests ensued. Dejavu Bersih 1.0 of 2007? Hmmm... I don't think so. 
Bersih 2.0 is not Bersih 1.0. Thanks to the internet, now more people are aware of their hidden agenda. More people could read counter arguments from the government side.

When I read my twitter timeline and facebook wall, I could see that pro-government supporters were as spirited and boisterous as the anti-government supporters. Clearly, without a doubt, the Yellows did not dominate the cyberspace at all. Let alone claiming to have majority of rakyat’s support. 

You don’t agree? Proof you say? Well beside the much smaller crowds at today’s illegal street demonstration, one can easily deduce that by looking at the low numbers of likes, followers, downloads and members of Bersih’s pages, Twitter, Pic Badges and Facebook. In fact, more people registered their support with the movement against 100 storey Menara Warisan than Bersih’s sensational call for clean and fair election. Is something the matter? Weird isnt it? Read the revelation here. 
I am not a fan of Bersih. I guess that is given. But if I were Bersih:  

Thursday, July 07, 2011

If Stadium Shah Alam -You got home ground advantage lah!

This afternoon the weather was cool. Heavy rain earlier had made the later part of the afternoon a bit more bearable for KLites. I took the opportunity of the pleasant weather to warm up my bike.


After quickly dusting off my helmet, I was looking for my riding boots. The slippery and water proof boots would come handy it rained again. I checked if my mobile GPS unit still had some juice in it. I was lucky. It had some that could last probably a couple of hours.

Riding into the winds, I wasn't sure where to go. Finally, out of the blue, I decided to check out Stadium Merdeka, where BERSIH is planning to gather this 9th of July.


I leisurely took Jalan Kinabalu heading east bound, and as I neared the stadium vicinity, turned left into Bulatan Merdeka. It was a short road ahead and before passing Kuan Yin Temple, I took another left turn into Jalan Stadium. There I stopped by the road side for a while and faced my head to the right. There it was! The majestic and imposing Stadium Merdeka with all its glory and history right before my eyes. 

Soalan lazim untuk SPR (Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya)

1
Q:Siapakah yang layak untuk mendaftar sebagai pemilih?
A:
Warganegara Malaysia berumur 21 tahun dan ke atas, bermastautin di dalam sesuatu bahagian pilihan raya dan tidak hilang kelayakannya di sisi undang-undang.
2
Q:Mengapa anda perlu mendaftar?
A:
Anda perlu mendaftar sebagai pemilih untuk menjamin hak anda mengundi di dalam sesuatu pilihan raya dan menjalankan tanggungjawab sebagai warganegara. Pendaftaran sebagai pemilih adalah hak warganegara di bawah Perkara 119 Perlembagaan Persekutuan.
3
Q:Apakah kaedah pendaftaran dan bagaimanakah cara untuk mendaftar ?
A:
i) Pendaftaran statik seperti di kaunter Ibu Pejabat SPR, Pejabat-Pejabat Pilihan Raya Negeri atau Pejabat Pos Berkomputer. Pemohon perlu mengisi Borang A berdasarkan maklumat yang terdapat dalam kad pengenalan, resit JPN KPPK 9 atau Resit JPN KPPK 11 yang telah disahkan butirannya oleh Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara.

ii) Pendaftaran Bergerak seperti Out-Reach Team SPR, Penolong Pendaftar (Parti Politik) atau Penolong Pendaftar di Pejabat-Pejabat Kerajaan yang dilantik oleh SPR. Pemohon perlu mengisi Borang A berdasarkan maklumat yang terdapat dalam kad pengenalan, resit JPN KPPK 9 atau Resit JPN KPPK 11 yang telah disahkan butirannya oleh Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara.

Monday, July 04, 2011

Maaf Ambiga, saya tidak lut dengan jarum anda.

Rasanya, semua mesti sudah mengetahui mengenai rancangan BERSIH dan pakatannya dalam parti pembangkang untuk mengadakan perhimpunan jalanan di Kuala Lumpur dengan kehadiran lebih 100,000 `orang kuning' pada Sabtu depan. Dengan penuh angkuh, mereka mendakwa mempunyai alasan kukuh berbuat demikian dan pada 9 Julai nanti, Yang di-Pertuan Agong mesti dimaklumkan mengenainya.


Apabila diminta justifikasi mengadakan perhimpunan jalanan haram itu, penyokongnya pantas memberi alasan yang sudah dijangka. Anda akan diberi syarahan mengenai kepentingan kebebasan hak demokrasi, selain kenyataan sinis kononnya anda tidak menghiraukan kebenaran.


Mereka akan memberitahu betapa SPR bersekongkol dengan kerajaan untuk menyenaraikan individu yang sudah meninggal dalam senarai pengundi. Mereka resah apabila dimaklumkan SPR tidak harus dipersalahkan. Berapa ramai antara kita yang membuat pemberitahuan kepada SPR apabila ada saudara-mara yang meninggal?

Will you ever understand Dear Ambiga's friends?

Yesterday, some of my Twitter friends pointed me to an article written by a person named Tulang Besi in the Malaysia Waves website. Here is my response to it.


Dear Mr Tulang Besi,
Thank you for your rebuttals to my original article. Your full version of rebuttal can be found here. And my original article can be found here.


If you don't mind allow me to respond to your main points so that our readers can be better informed of the issue in hand ie allegations that the Election Comission (EC) manipulates election and that is not competent to do its job.
(1) The problem is these dead people seem to rise up from the grave and voted. And despite party representatives reporting these people as being dead, the EC still refuse to remove them from the list.


I can confidently and categorically say that the EC will remove the name of the dead from the electoral roll if an official certificate of death is presented to them. No question about it. You can bring them to court and I GUARANTEE YOU WILL WIN YOUR CASE.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Sorry, you don't convince me Ambiga.

By now, you must have read about how BERSIH and its coalition partners in the opposition plans to do street demonstration in Kuala Lumpur with more than 100,000 "yellowish" people this coming saturday. They triumphantly claim to have a cause and come 9th July, the King must be told about it.


When asked to justify the illegal street demo, the supporters of the demonstration will immediately go into a predictable knee-jerk reaction. You will get instant lectures on the virtue of unbridled democratic rights and occasional snide look of you being ignorant of the truth.


They will tell you how the good-for-nothing SPR conspiring with the government to include dead people in the electoral roll. They get agitated when told that SPR is not to be blamed. How many of us take the trouble to report to SPR directly when our relative died? How is it that we waste no time to inform the bank, insurance company, police, EPF and even loan sharks but not SPR? The reality is we tend to put off reporting to SPR because it is a 5 year thing.

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