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SA for ‘Terrible Thirteen’: Crimes against His Majesty and Federal Constitution

The arrest of 13 related to Jemaah Islamiah (J I) activities in Sabah recently under the dreaded Internal Security Act is just. They were involved in activities that are clear and present danger threatening His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong and Federal Constitution. There are forcefully ever ready to use extreme violence in their quest to form an 'Islamic State'.

13 detained in Tawau most dangerous to M'sia and region

KLUANG: Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said the group of 13 individuals who were detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) by the authorities in Tawau, Sabah earlier this week were most dangerous to the security of this country and the region.

He said the group of 13 individuals concerned, including six foreigners who were "not afraid to die" and wanted to become martrys, were most dangerous not only to the people of Malaysia but also the whole South-east Asian region.

"This group is not afraid to die and they actually want to become martyrs," he told rep! orters a fter attending a gathering at Felda Bukit Tongkat, here today.

Hishammuddin, who is also the Member of Parliament for Semberong, described the issue on the detention of the 13 individuals concerned as 'most serious' and said that they were currently being detained at the Detention Centre in Tawau.

The minister also disclosed that the operation to detain the 13 individuals was carried out by a Police special anti-terrorism unit which also found a large amount of firearms and explosive materials.

He said the quantity of firearms found was substantial and they were from abroad, adding that this showed that this group of individuals was most dangerous.

He also disclosed that the operations carried out by the 13 individuals who were detained involved three countries, but he declined to expose the three countries concerned.

Hishammuddin said the group also used several locations and individuals as their targets.

"It involves three nations and there was a certain country that provided them military training," he said.

Two days ago, Hishammuddin had said that he had gone to Indonesia to have a closer look at the group's network in Malaysia and the neighbouring countries.

He said the Home Ministry would go all out against any terrorist activities and did not want the matter to be politicised. — BERNAMA

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It has been said that these persons are connected to the active bombers in Indonesia. They are found to be recruiting new cadres for their J I related terrorism activities, especially for activities in the Southern Phillipines. These new recruits were sent to Indonesia for military training which is believed included making bombs. They intend to use Malaysia as one of their regional staging ground. They were found to be trafficking weapons and fire arms from Southern Phillipines for Indonesia and using their Tawau base as a transit point.

It is very important that these terrorists to be apprehended now after surveillance shown their terrorism linked operations are regional operatives. Amongst the thirteen include three Indonesians, two Indonesians with Malaysian permanent residence status and one Filipino were detected actively operating in Sabah.

This group is part of a bigger J I terrorist group still active operating in this region. In the past terrorists linked to J I are responsible for bombings in the region particularly in Indonesia. The Bali bombings in 2002 (again in 2005) and Jakarta Ritz Carlton and JW Marriot bombings in 2009 are renowned examples. A notorious J I terrorist Mas Selamat Kastari was arrested near Johor Bahru in May 2009 after slipped away from Singaporean ISA detention centre in February 2008.

The most wanted man in SEA: Mas Selamat Kastari in different looks

It is expected the six Indonesians would be deported and handed to the Indonesian authorities when the Royal Malaysian Police experts on terrorism are through with their investigation.

Suhakam called for their release as this is deemed as violating human rights as all of the 13 were arrested and now being detained without trial. We are not sure whether Suhakam consider these 'Terrible Thirteen" as very dangerous, not only to Malaysia but also regional and global security and war against terrorism.

Home Minister Hishamuddin was quick to respond to Suhakam:

The dreaded ISA is being used for the arrest of the 'Terrible Thirteen'. 'Democractically-enacted-law-deemed-undemocractic' the human rights activist dubbed as "draconian! "< /strong> in the past has been proven to be a very effective tool for the war against the terrorism and crimes of humanities. The ISA is still being enforced and has not been revoked till the new laws announced by Prime Minister Dato' Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak on the eve of 16 September 2011, come into force sometime middle of next year.

Would human rights activists which include Suhakam and other NGOs be ready to should ownership for any crimes against humanities when these terrorists are allowed to roam free when authorities which include the Royal Malaysian Police are hindered to use ISA as a preventive tool for terrorism?

The 'rights' of the majority, His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong and Federal Constitution is paramount compared to these very evil minority group, which is known to hurt others in their quest for power under their narrow interpretation on what is best for the society.

- bigdogdotcom

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SABAH LACK OF 2,000 DOCTORS?

THE POSITION of the medical officers in the various facilities within the Ministry of Health is following the requirement of the facility, example hospitals, clinics and polyclinic. Until 30th of June 2011, the number of the medical officers (MO) and specialist doctors serving with the Ministry of Health in Sabah is totaling to 1,312 persons.

The total number of required doctors is actually 1,853 doctors, so this makes up to only 70.8 % of the required doctors. The existing number of 1,312 doctors has an increase from the original number of 1,102 as on the 30th of June 2010.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has appointed retired MO, Specialist doctors and some foreign nationality on contract basis to serve the medical facilities and hospitals in the country. There is now 636 such doctors had been engaged and 129 are working on contract basis in Sabah.

The QEH1 building is expected to complete on its construction by December 2012 with additional of 661 beds to provide a better facility to the sick people. The QEH2 is at the moment with 397 beds.

The setting up of the IPTA and IPTS will help to produce more trained doctors to serve under the Ministry of Health. This can produce some 3,000 doctors a year starting from 2009, and with this the government believes that the problem on the shortage of doctors in Sabah can be solved.

The question raised by the KK MP Hiew King Cheu in Parliament has been given an answer that is so unrealistic and hard to believe. Since the government has introduced IPTA and IPTS to train the required numbers of doctors since 2009 with a rate of 3,000 doctors per year, where are these doctors now, and why Sabah is still very much short of doctors and specialist doctors?

The huge shortage of 2,000 doctors in Sabah was announced by the Director of Medical service Datuk Hassan Abdul Rahman recently, and Sabah is 15 years behind other state in Malaysia.

The respond to the question raised by Hiew by the Ministry seems way out from the figure given by the Di! rector, and this doesn't look correct, what happen, and who is right?

This reflects the inefficiency of the Ministry and this can be seen as some covering up of the real situation and their fault. We cannot accept this as correct, as we are actually facing acute shortage of MO and specialist doctors in Sabah. The Ministry has failed the Sabahan for a long time now, and we do not know when they can resolve the problem. May be there is no political will to help the Sabahan out of trouble and many were not saved due to lack of doctors and facilities.

There were some sad cases brought to the attention of the KK MP saying that sick patient lost their lives in the remote villages due to lack of doctors and immediate medical attention.

Even in KK, seriously ill person sometimes has to wait and queue for the operation to cure their sickness for a long period. Some couldn't wait and had passed away. If the government could not get the health care in full swing, what else they can do?

The slow building construction of the QEH1 which is taking up so many years to complete, is a solid proof of the inefficiency of the Ministry. So it is not strange for Sabah to suffer a lack of 2,000 doctors and 15 years behind other state.

- Sabahkini

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Gadhafi son Seif al-Islam seized in southern Libya

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  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 file photo, Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, top left, gestures to troops loyal to his father in Tripoli, Libya. A Libyan militia commander has told reporters at a news conference Saturday Nov. 19, 2011 that Moamar Gadhafi's son Seif al-Islam has been captured in southern Libya. (AP Photo/Imed Lamloum, Pool, File)

    FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 file photo, Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, top left, …

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TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Moammar Gadhafi's son Seif al-Islam — the only wanted member of the ousted ruling family to remain at large — was captured as he traveled with aides in a convoy in Libya's southern desert, Libyan officials said Saturday. Thunderous celebratory gunfire shook the Libyan capital as the news spread.

A spokesman for the Libyan fighters who captured him said Seif al-Islam, who has been charged by the International Criminal Courtfor crimes against humanity, was detained about 30 miles (50 kilometers) west of the town of Obari with two aides as he was trying to flee to neighboring Niger. But the country's acting justice minister later said the convoy's destination was not confirmed.

His capture just over a month after his father was killed leaves only former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senoussi wanted by the ICC, which indicted the three men for in June for unleashing a campaign of murder and torture to suppress the uprising against the Gadhafi regime that broke out in mid-February.

"This is the day of victory, this is the day of liberation, finally the son of the tyrant has been captured," said Mohammed Ali, an engineer, as he celebrated on Tripoli's Martyrs' Square. "Now we are free, now we are free, God is Great."

Libyan TV posted a photo purportedly of Seif al-Islam in custody. He is sitting by a bed and holding up three bandaged fingers as a guard looks on. International rights groups urged the Libyans to respect his human rights.

"Seif must face justice. Whether it's in Libya or in The Hague, he should face justice. We have to coordinate together with the Libyan authorities," ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo said in a telephone interview.

The murky circumstances surrounding the deaths of Gadhafi and another son Muatassim, and the decision to lay their bodies out for public viewing has drawn criticism from rights groups.

Marek Marczynski of Amnesty International urged the Libyans to transfer Seif al-Islam to the ICC base in the Netherlands as soon as possible.

"The ICC has an arrest warrant out for him and that is the correct thing to do. He must be brought before a judge as soon as possible," he said. "It matters for the victims. What they need to see is true justice. They need to know the truth about what happened."

Mohammed al-Alagi, the National Transitional Council's justice minister, told The Associated Press that Seif al-Islam was detained deep in Libya's desert Friday night by revolutionary forces from the mountain town of ! Zintan w ho had been tracking him for days.

Seif al-Islam was being held in Zintan but would be transported to Tripoli soon, according to al-Alagi.

A spokesman for the Zintan brigades, Bashir al-Tlayeb, who first announced the capture at a press conference in Tripoli, said the NTC, which took over governing the country after Gadhafi was ousted, would decide where Seif al-Islam would be tried.

"Seif al-Islam was caught with two aides who were trying to smuggle him into Niger," al-Tlayeb said, adding that he had no information about al-Senoussi's whereabouts.

The justice minister, however, said Seif al-Islam was captured closer to the Algerian border and the convoy's destination was not known.

Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, at 39 the oldest of seven children of Moammar and Safiya Gadhafi, had long drawn Western favor in by touting himself as a liberalizing reformer in the autocratic regime but then staunchly backed his father in his brutal crackdown on rebels in the regime's final days.

He had gone underground after Tripoli fell to revolutionary forces and issued audio recordings to try to rally support for his father.

The International Criminal Court had earlier said that it was in indirect negotiations with a son of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi about his possible surrender for trial.

An ICC spokesman said the court was waiting for proof that Seif al-Islam had been captured but stressed Libya has a legal obligation to cooperate with the international arrest warrant.

"First we have to verify if it really is him and that he's actually been arrested this time," the spokesman, Fadi El Abdallah, said. "If they decide they want to try the suspect in Libya instead of at the ICC, there's a necessary process."

He said the Libyans could formally request that the case be transferred, then ICC judges would make a decision.

"The main criteria is that he generally be prosecuted for the same crimes," the spokesman said. "For us there's an obligation, a legal obligation under international law, for the national government to cooperate with the ICC."

Libya's Information Minister Mahmoud Shammam said the NTC had not taken an official position yet, but in his personal view, Seif al-Islam "is an outlaw and should be tried i! n front of the Libyan Court, by Libyan people and by Libyan justice."

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Associated Press writers Hadeel al-Shalchi in Cairo and Toby Sterling in Amsterdam contributed to this report.

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Malaysia ‘moderate to low’ in defence budget transparency, says anti-graft body

Malaysia 'moderate to low' in defence budget transparency, says anti-graft body

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 19 — Malaysia scored "moderate to low" in the Transparency of National Defence Budgets study by Transparency International (TI) UK that was launched locally in Subang Jaya today.

The study released in October reviewed 93 countries and found Malaysia's defence budget transparency to be on a similar level as that of Thailand, Rwanda and Afghanistan.

Director of the International Defence and Security Program Mark Pyman at TI UK said the security landscape today is fundamentally different from the time of the Cold War.

"Particularly at a time of economic crisis, governments are less ready to accept the waste that comes with corruption.

"Defence budgets, due to their secrecy, are particularly vulnerable to corrupt politicians seeking funds," he said in the report.

Developed countries such as the UK and the US scored "high", along with 11 others, while 20 countries including South Korea and Kenya scored "moderate to high."

Indonesia was among the 14 countries that scored one level better than Malaysia, at "moderate", while countries like China and Pakistan scored "low."

The results of the research indicate that approximately 14 per cent of the countries under review in this study scored high and these are primarily developed countries with strong democratic systems in place.

Out of those countries, 21.5 per cent score moderate to high while nearly 65 per cent of countries score moderate, moderate to low, or low.

"Around the world, governments must balance the need to maintain the security of confidential information with budget transparency and accountability to their people," the report said.

The description for countries that were ranked moderate to low was that there may be a legal framework in place that regulates defence budget management and oversight, and provides for freedom of information.

However, in practice, countries have "little willingness or capacity to enforce these laws". It also said defence budget figures are disclosed to the public in a highly aggregated manner and on a discriminatory basis.

"Little or no practise of defence and security sector audits, or the government lacks the capacity to undertake them. Significant off-budget military expenditure," it said.

Malaysia's Opposition parties have continued to question defence projects which they say have cost over RM16 billion in the last three years alone.

The debate was heightened after William Bourdon, a French lawyer, was deported in July after he spoke in Penang about the controversial RM7 billion Scorpene deal.

The purchase of the two submarines from French defence company DCNS in 2002 was made when Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was still defence minister and a company run by Abdul Razak Baginda, said to be a close aide of the then-deputy prime minister, was reported to have received commissions of over RM500 million from the deal.

In December 2009, Suaram filed a complaint with the French courts asking for access to information regarding government contracts signed with Abdul Razak's Perimekar Sdn Bhd and other information classified as official secrets in Malaysia.

The French courts accepted the request to investigate claims of graft in the RM500 million payment from DCNS to Perimekar.

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Nine-hour day for teachers project shelved, says Muhyiddin

LABUAN, Nov 19 — The pioneer project that requires teachers in Malacca, Sarawak, Pahang and Johor to work a nine-hour day has been discontinued, Bernama Online reported Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as announcing this evening.

The deputy prime minister, who is also education minister, told the news portal the decision was made in order to allow the government to evaluate a study conducted on the project which first began with 19 schools in Malacca.

He said he has notified the Public Service Department (PSD) director-general to discontinue the study for the time being.

The government's decision is also due to the fact many teachers don't seem to have a clear understanding of the project's goals and are under the impression that it only serves to increase their workload and responsibilities while in actual fact, it is designed to boost the teaching profession in Malaysia, Muhyiddin added.

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Muhyiddin: BN not depending on Sabah and Sarawak to win

Muhyiddin: BN not depending on Sabah and Sarawak to win

LABUAN-The Barisan Nasional is not depending solely on the two states of Sabah and Sarawak to win in the nex! t genera l election, but on the other states in Peninsular Malaysia as well.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said although the two states as well as Labuan had been described as fixed deposits for the Barisan, the coalition should be able to win back the other states that had fallen to the opposition in the last election.

"We should be able to wrestle back the other states which are now being ruled by the opposition in the next election," he said.

Muhyiddin said equal focus and attention were given to all the states including those ruled by the opposition as according to him, the Barisan government always adopted a fair attitude.

"We will continue to maintain our 'touch point' approach in helping the people. We want the people to know that we are caring and sincere in helping them," he said at a press conference after a one-day visit to Labuan, here.

On the decision of Gerakan president Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon not to contest in the coming election, Muhyiddin said it would not affect the Chinese votes in the election.

"We respect the decision. It will not have any effect on us in the election. We believe he had discussed with party members. What is more important is that the party will continue to work together with Barisan," he said.

Earlier, he held a closed-door meeting with Labuan Umno and Barisan Nasional component parties and was briefed on the election preparation by Umno leaders.

"I'm satisfied with the briefing. The unity issue as raised in the past should not be questioned. It is alright, I do not see any problem on unity on the island," he said.

- Bernama

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PAC to probe NFC next week, but don't hold your breath

PAC to probe NFC next week, but don't hold your breath

KUALA LUMPUR — Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will conduct an internal hearing on the c! ontrover sial National Feedlot Project (NFC) next week after weeks of graft allegations against the public-funded RM250 million cattle-farming project.

Opposition lawmakers have demanded explanations from the government and a disclosure of all Cabinet meeting minutes from 2006 onwards to determine if minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil was directly involved in the decision to award the NFC project to her family.

PAC committee member Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan (picture) told The Malaysian Insider today the hearing will begin on November 23 at 11.30am in Parliament.

The Umno MP said that PAC will likely decide next week on who to call to testify during the hearing.

"We might call the Finance Ministry, Khazanah, it depends. Personally, I also have no problems with the NFC management being called as well to testify," Abdul Rahman said.

The Kota Belud MP said the date of the first hearing was decided some time last week, adding that the committee decided the matter needed to be "expedited" due to public demand and interest surrounding the issue.

"The NFC was mentioned in the Auditor-General's Report and it has attracted so much attention, and PAC is involved in investigating how public funds are being spent," Abdul Rahman explained.

Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Salleh Ismail, who is Women, Family and Community Development Minister Shahrizat's husband and NFC executive chairman, has said he is mulling legal action against his accusers.

PKR strategic director Rafizi Ramli and secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution have made repeated allegations of misappropriation of funds including RM10 million to pay for a luxury condominium.

--TheMalaysianInsider

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Explain ISA use on suspected militants, PAS asks Najib

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 19 — PAS came to the defence today of 13 suspected Islamic militants detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) by demanding that Datuk Seri Najib Razak explain why the law was still in use after he had promised to repeal it.

The PAS ulama council wants the 13 detainees, believed to be either members or supporters of the Islamist party, to be released from ISA detention and instead be charged in open court.

PAS said today that the party hopes "the prime minister is not lying to Malaysians about the abolishment of the ISA." — file pic

"We hope the prime minister is not lying to Malaysians about the abolishment of the ISA.

"We want the suspects to be tried in court. What is the use of repealing the ISA if its spirit is still there? A person should be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law," PAS' Ulama Council assistant secretary Nazmi Nik Din was quoted as saying by Harakah.

PAS central committee member Mazlan Aliman also said today that his party will be bringing the wives of the 13 detainees to Parliament next week to submit a memorandum of protest to Prime Minister Najib.

It was earlier reported that 10 of those arrested on Monday were PAS members or supporters.

Sabah PAS commissioner Mohd Aminuddin Aling had questioned the arrests, which he said were made without warrants, notice or any prior information.

In his Malaysia Day address, Prime Minister Najib had promised a raft of reforms including the repeal of the ISA to give the public more freedom.

But the prime minister later said the repeal of the law that allows for preventive detention without trial will only take place next year after two new laws are drafted to replace it.

The Inspector-General of Police confirmed on Thursday that seven Malaysians and six foreigners were arrested in Sabah on Monday under section 73(1) of the ISA to thwart their alleged efforts at reviving a militant movement in the state.

The police have not disclosed the identity of the militant movement.

Bernama Online reported, however, an English daily has linked the individuals to the Islamic Abu Omar group, better known as the Kaltim group that uses Kalimantan as its base.

According to the daily, the group was using Tawau as a transit point to amass firearms procured from south Philippines.

IGP Tan Sri Ismail Omar and Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein have defended the use of the ISA on the suspected militants, saying the arrests were the result of both internal and foreign intelligence received by the police.

The Malaysian Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) have also asked the authorities to release the 13 suspected militants from ISA detention as their arrests contravene Najib's promise to repeal the law.

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The Global Economy in Crisis: Reassert the Public Interest

November 19, 2011

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The Global Economy in Crisis: Reassert the Public Interest

by Tony Greenham (10-16-2011)

The only surprise about Saturday (October 15)'s occupation of the London Stock Exchange is that it took so long to happen. No doubt the government and banking lobby was hoping that the final report of the Vickers commission last month would draw a line under so-called banker bashing in the UK. As Basil Fawlty might have put it: "I crashed the global economy once, but I think I got away with it."

So why won't popular protests go away? Here's why: there has been no public inquiry into the causes of the crash. No calling to account of those who drove the ship on to the rocks. No assertion of the public interest over financial markets. No subordination of banks to the needs of the real economy.

No politician who dares face down global finance. No challenging of the defunct dogmas of neoliberal economics. No attempt to reverse the breathtaking wealth grab by the 1% at the expense of the rest.

Why should we be surprised that these protests are springing up, and why should we expect them to dissipate until these failures are addressed?

The global protest movement that started on Wall Street chose its nexus well. The current crisis of public and private debt, of unimaginable wealth for the few in the midst of falling incomes and economic insecurity for the many, springs directly from the 2008 financial crisis and the decades of deregulation and neoliberal orthodoxy that led us here.

Massive injections of public money three years ago saved the system without fixing it. A financial crisis was transformed, through bailouts, into a crisis of sovereign debt. That sovereign debt crisis is now leaking back into the financial system. Financial collapse threatens further bailouts. Public and private debt crises are intertwined.

Austerity measures are unable to break the deadlock, and in fact can only accelerate a downward economic spiral. New ways of thinking about the economy are urgently needed, that challenge the primacy of financial markets and debt-fuelled growth.

The system is broken, here's how we fix it. Don't tinker with ringfencing banks. Break them up as the first step to creating an effective local lending infrastructure. This is not pie in the sky. This is what the German banking system looks like. Its local public savings banks have supported small businesses and ordinary people throughout the recession, where big banks run away at the first sign of trouble. No annual pantomime of Project Merlin is required for our industrial competitors.

Don't create new money just to feather-bed bankers and enrich the wealthy. Create new money to create new jobs and new wealth. Use quantitative easing directly to fund the renewal of our infrastructure, to build the new green economy, eradicate fuel poverty, reskill the unemployed and tackle the climate crisis at the same time.

Don't let people become the slaves of distant creditors. It's time to talk of a massive relief of debt. The UK's problem is not really the public deficit that so obsesses the Chancellor, but private household debt and the daunting treadmill that awaits a generation of young people burdened by student fees, relentless rents and a housing market that is still in the realms of fantasy.

Don't wait for money to trickle down. Experience shows that, left to its own devices, it will flood upwards. We can start by setting up local barter currencies in every city that help new enterprises use wasted land, buildings, resources and people.

Ultimately we need more dispersed ownership and control of the nation's natural, human and financial capital. We need to restore large sections of the financial industry to the mutual ownership that served this nation so well until the scandalous smash-and-grab raids of demutualisation in the 1990s.

In short, we need to reassert the public interest. It turns out that, as a governing principle for the financial system, greed is not good. Financial plutocracy must give way to financial democracy – banking as if people mattered.


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Hisham questions whether Suhakam doing its job

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 19 — Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hussein accused the Malaysian Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) today of not carrying out its duties after it demanded that 13 suspected Islamic militants detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) be released.

The home minister said such a demand "without knowing the facts and wanting to release dangerous individuals is very irresponsible."

The home minister described Suhakam's statement demanding the release of the suspected Islamic militants as "very irresponsible". — file pic

"If they are really trying to free (the 13 individuals) without question and without knowing the facts, let the people judge for themselves where Suhakam is heading to right now," he was quoted by Bernama Online as saying.

He said the arrest of the 13 individuals should not be politicised because the ISA has only been specifically used to combat terror and not for political purposes.

Hishamuddin said Suhakam officials should have met him first before making such remarks.

The home minister's remarks are in response to a statement released by Suhakam earlier today demanding the authorities release the 13 suspected militants from ISA detention.

Suhakam chairman Tan Sri Hasmy Agam said in a strongly-worded statement the arrests went against Datuk Seri Najib Razak's promise to repeal the law.

He said the government should instead charge the suspects in open court and allow them legal representation.

Suhakam is also currently conducting a public inquiry into the July 9 Bersih rally which was declared illegal by the government.

Police dispersed tens of thousands who poured into the capital to call for free and fair elections, using water cannon and tear gas in chaotic scenes that saw over 1,500 arrested, scores injured and the death of an ex-soldier.

Widespread condemnation of the crackdown led to promises of reforms by Prime Minister Najib including the repeal of the ISA, doing away with annual permits for print media and the formation of a parliamentary panel on electoral improvements.

The Inspector-General of Police announced on Thursday that seven Malaysians and six foreigners were arrested in Sabah on Monday under section 73(1) of the ISA to thwart their alleged efforts at reviving a militant movement in the state.

The police have not disclosed the identity of the militant movement.

Bernama Online reported, however, an English daily has linked the individuals to the Islamic Abu Omar group, better known as the Kaltim group that uses Kalimantan as its base.

According to the daily, the group was using Tawau as a transit point to amass firearms procured from south Philippines.

IGP Tan Sri Ismail Omar and Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein have defended the use of the ISA on the suspected militants, saying the arrests were the result of both internal and foreign intelligence received by the police.

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Not all BN election eggs in Sabah, Sarawak basket, says DPM

LABUAN, Nov 19 — Barisan Nasional (BN) is not relying entirely on Sabah and Sarawak to ensure it triumphs at the next general election, the deputy prime minister was quoted by Bernama Online as saying today.

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (picture) conceded that while political observers consider both states together with Labuan as "fixed deposits" for BN, the coalition is confidant of "wrestling back" all other states that are currently under Opposition rule.

He told the news portal that the BN government places all states, including Opposition-held ones, under equal consideration as it is fair, caring and sincere in extending help to them.

When asked to comment on the decision of Gerakan president Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon not to stand in the coming election, Muhyiddin said it would not affect Chinese votes in the election as BN and Gerakan plan to continue working closely together.

Earlier today, Muhyiddin held a closed-door meeting here with Labuan Umno and BN component parties in which they were briefed on election preparations by Umno leaders.

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Kit Siang: Muhyiddin not Noh to answer if NFC was discussed in Cabinet

The NFC first became embroiled in controversy when its operations made it into the pages of the Auditor-General's Report for 2010. — file pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 19 — Lim Kit Siang demanded today that Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin reveal if the controversial National Feedlot Centre (NFC) project was discussed in Cabinet.

Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Datuk Seri Noh Omar had denied earlier today that the decision to award the public-funded NFC project was discussed during Cabinet meetings.

But DAP parliamentary leader Lim said Noh was not a member of Cabinet in 2006 when the RM250 million cattle farming project was first mooted.

"It's Muhyiddin, and not Noh Omar, who should answer whether the decision to award the project was discussed during Cabinet meetings as Noh Omar only became minister after the 2008 general elections," he said in a statement.

Lim added it was Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin, in his capacity as Agriculture Minister in 2006, who should answer allegations of "conflict-of-interest" involving minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil as her family was awarded the project.

"Muhyiddin should explain whether he and his ministry were aware of the involvement of Shahrizat's family when his ministry made the NFC award," the Ipoh Timor MP said.

PKR yesterday demanded the government disclose all Cabinet meeting minutes from 2006 onwards to determine if the women, family and community development minister was directly involved in awarding the NFC deal to her husband's company.

The NFC first became embroiled in controversy when its operations made it into the pages of the Auditor-General's Report for 2010.

The report, released last month, had criticised the RM250 million federally-funded cattle project, pointing out that it was now "in a mess". It further said production in 2010 was only 3,289 head of cattle, or 41.1 per cent of the target set.

Putrajaya has steadfastly defended the project since then but numerous exposes by PKR, including the controversial RM14 million purchase of two units at Bangsar's luxurious One Menerung condominium, forced the company to break its silence on Thursday.

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EXPOSED !!! 57 'ALLEGED' ACCOUNTS IN THE NAME OF ANWAR IBRAHIM IN BANK ISRAEL !!!


LIST OF ALLEGED ACCOUNTS MAINTAINED BY ANWAR, WIFE, CHILDREN AND HIS CRONIES IN ISRAEL

READ THE LIST PROVIDED AND YOU MAY BE SURPRISED

The above list was made available by Blogger Sungai rapat Onlinewhich was received by email wish reads as follows:


1. Name : Ms Wan Azizah Bte Wan Ismail
Post : Wife of Ex. Deputy Prime Minister
Passport No. : D 174685 (M)
Bank : Israeli National Bank
Type of Account : Fixed Deposit (Foreign Currency)
3 years
Account No : AGF-2192-2442-722-(X)
Amount : USD 4,000,000.00
Date of opening account : 25/06/95
Date of Maturity : 25/06/98
(Maturity continued to 25/06/2001)
(Extension interest agreed upon)

2. Name : Ms Wan Azizah Bte Wan Ismail!
Post : Wife of Ex. Deputy Prime Minister
Passport No. : D 174685 (M)
Bank : Israeli National Bank
Type of Account : Fixed Deposit (Foreign Currency)
3 years
Account No : FA-4196-2493-313 (A)
Amount : USD 8,000,000.00
Date of opening account : 09/06/97
Date of Maturity : 09/06/00

3. Name : Ms Wan Azizah Bte Wan Ismail
Post : Wife of Ex. Prime Minister
Passport No. : D 174685 (M)
Bank : Israeli National Bank
Type of Account : Fixed Deposit (Foreign Currency)
3 years
Account No : DD-3919-714-271-(A)
Amount : USD 5,500,000.00
Date of opening account : 06/12/95
Date of Maturity : 06/12/98

4. Name : Ms Wan Azizah Bte Wan Ismail
Post : Wife of Ex. Prime Minister
Passport No. : D 174685 (M)
Bank : Israeli National Bank
Type of Account : Fixed Deposit (Foreign Currency)
3 years
Account No : FB-5614-1499-515 (C)
Amount : USD 9,800,000.00
Date of opening account : 12/11/97
Date of Maturity : 12/11/2000

5. Name : Ms Wan Azizah Bte Wan Ismail
Post : Wife of Ex. Prime Minister
Passport No. : D 174685 (M)
Bank : Israeli National Bank
Type of Account : Fixed Deposit (Foreign Currency)
3 years
Account No : CE-2418-7172-492 (E)
Amount : USD 5,000,000.00
Date of opening account : 07/03/98
Date of Maturity : 07/03/01

6. Name : Ms Wan Azizah Bte Wan Ismail
Post : Wife of Ex. Prime Minister
Passport No. : D 174685 (M)
Bank : Israeli National Bank
Type of Account : Fixed Deposit (Foreign Currency)
3 years
Account No : GB-6921-4212-712 (F)
Amount : USD 6,650,000.00
Date of opening account : 19/03/95
Date of Maturity : 19/03/98
(Maturity continuity to 19/03/2001)

7. Name : Ms Nurul Izzah Bte Anwar
Post : Daughter of Ex. Deputy Prime Minister
Passport No. : R 671918 (M)
Bank : Israeli National Bank
Type of Account : Fixed Deposit (Foreign Currency)
3 years
Account No : C-719-418-210 (M)
Amount : USD 13,000,000.00
Date of opening account : 17/0! 6/96
Date of Maturity : 17/06/99

8. Name : Ms Nurul Izzah Bte Anwar
Post : Daughter of Ex. Deputy Prime Minister
Passport No. : R 671918 (M)
Bank : Israeli National Bank
Type of Account : Fixed Deposit (Foreign Currency)
3 years
Account No : F-817-200-11 (C)
Amount : USD 12,500,000.00
Date of opening account : 03/12/96
Date of Maturity : 03/12/99

9. Name : Ms Nurul Izzah Bte Anwar
Post : Daughter of Ex. Deputy Prime Minister
Passport No. : R 671918 (M)
Bank : Israeli National Bank
Type of Account : Fixed Deposit (Foreign Currency)
5 years
Account No : G-211-922-718-2 (D)
Amount : USD 15,000,000.00
Date of opening account : 12/07/97
Date of Maturity : 12/07/02

10. Name : Ms Nurul Izzah Bte Anwar
Post : Daughter of Ex. Deputy Prime Minister
Passport No. : R 671918 (M)
Bank : Israeli National Bank
Type of Account : Fixed Deposit (Foreign Currency)
1 years
Account No : F-3532-3310-501 (NG)
Amount : USD 15,500,000.00
Date of opening account : 21/09/98
Date of Maturity : 21/09/99

11. Name : Ms Nurul Izzah Bte Anwar
Post : Daughter of Ex. Deputy Prime Minister
Passport No. : R 671918 (M)
Bank : Israeli National Bank
Type of Account : Fixed Deposit (Foreign Currency)
3 years
Account No : DA-9159-7211-819 (M)
Amount : USD 4,500,000.00
Date of opening account : 20/05/96
Date of Maturity : 20/05/99

12. Name : Ms Nurul Izzah Bte Anwar
Post : Daughter of Ex. Deputy Prime Minister
Passport No. : R 671918 (M)
Bank : Israeli National Bank
Type of Account : Fixed Deposit (Foreign Currency)
3 years
Account No : ME-3138-5144-219 (A)
Amount : USD 10,000,000.00
Date of opening account : 08/09/97
Date of Maturity : 08/09/00

13. 13. Name : Ms Nurul Nuha Bte Anwar
Post : Daughter of Ex. Deputy Prime Minister
Passport No. : R 719325 (M)
Bank : Israeli National Bank
Type of Account : Current Account
Account No : A-7213-4441-223 (MB)
Amount : U! SD 15,50 0,000.00
Date of opening account : 11/12/97
Withdrawal : USD 5,000,000.00 on 10/02/98
Cheque No. F2912718
Deposit : USD 9,500,000.00
Last Balance : USD 19,500,000.00

14. Name : Ms Nurul Nuha Bte Anwar
Post : Daughter of Ex. Deputy Prime Minister
Passport No. : R 719325 (M)
Bank : Israeli National Bank
Type of Account : Fixed Deposit (Foreign Currency)
1 years
Account No : F-3518-3279-441 (ND)
Amount : USD 10,000,000.00
Date of opening account : 08/09/98
Date of Maturity : 08/09/99

15. Name : Ms Nurul Nuha Bte Anwar
Post : Daughter of Deputy Prime Minister
Passport No. : R 719325 (M)
Bank : Israeli National Bank
Type of Account : Fixed Deposit (Foreign Currency)
3 years
Account No : M-3121-3149-512 (D)
Amount : USD 7,000,000.00
Date of opening account : 03/12/95
Date of Maturity : 03/12/98

16. Name : Ms Nurul Iman Bte Anwar
Post : Daughter of Deputy Prime Minister
Passport No. : R 914315 (M)
Bank : Israeli National Bank
Type of Account : Fixed Deposit (Foreign Currency)
3 years
Account No : LA-5716-3919-862 (C)
Amount : USD 15,000,000.00
Date of opening account : 16/08/96
Date of Maturity : 16/08/99

17. Name : Ms Nurul Iman Bte Anwar
Post : Daughter of Deputy Prime Minister
Passport No. : R 914315 (M)
Bank : Israeli National Bank
Type of Account : Fixed Deposit
2 years
Account No : CM-6983-7419-365 (F)
Amount : S $ 10,000,000.00
Date of opening account : 29/06/97
Date of Maturity : 29/06/99

18. Name : Ms Nurul Iman Bte Anwar
Post : Daughter of Deputy Prime Minister
Passport No. : R 914315 (M)
Bank : Israeli National Bank
Type of Account : Fixed Deposit
2 years
Account No : JE-8145-6073-396 (L)
Amount : S $ 5,000,000.00
Date of opening account : 15/11/97
Date of Maturity : 15/11/99

19. Name : Ms Nurul Iman Bte Anwar
Post : Daughter of Deputy Prime Minister
Passport No. : R 914315 (M)
Bank : Israeli Nation! al Bank< br>Type of Account : Fixed Deposit
3 years
Account No : YE-3909-2616-398 (M)
Amount : S $ 10,000,000.00
Date of opening account : 25/11/97
Date of Maturity : 25/11/00

20. Name : Ms Nurul Iman Bte Anwar
Post : Daughter of Deputy Prime Minister
Passport No. : R 914315 (M)
Bank : Israeli National Bank
Type of Account : Fixed Deposit (Foreign Currency)
1 years
Account No : G-7051-3996-521 (EC)
Amount : USD 12,500,000.00
Date of opening account : 26/09/98
Date of Maturity : 26/09/99

21. Name : Ms Nurul Ilham Bte Anwar
Post : Daughter of Deputy Prime Minister
Passport No. : R 639296 (M)
Bank : Israeli National Bank
Type of Account : Fixed Deposit (Foreign Currency)
2 years
Account No : M-2074-6219-332 (E)
Amount : USD 8,000,000.00
Date of opening account : 05/06/97
Date of Maturity : 05/06/99

22. Name : Ms Nurul Ilham Bte Anwar
Post : Daughter of Deputy Prime Minister
Passport No. : R 639296 (M)
Bank : Israeli National Bank
Type of Account : Fixed Deposit (Foreign Currency)
3 years
Account No : DL-6074-3691-7785 (E)
Amount : USD 3,000,000.00
Date of opening account : 26/09/97
Date of Maturity : 26/09/00

23. Name : Ms Nurul Ilham Bte Anwar
Post : Daughter of Deputy Prime Minister
Passport No. : R 639296 (M)
Bank : Israeli National Bank
Type of Account : Fixed Deposit
3 years
Account No : CF-3711-5681-742 (G)
Amount : S $ 7,000,000.00
Date of opening account : 06/07/96
Date of Maturity : 06/07/99

24. Name : Mr Ihsan Bin Anwar
Post : Son of Deputy Prime Minister
Passport No. : R 697339 (M)
Bank : Israeli National Bank
Type of Account : Fixed Deposit (Foreign Currency)
2 years
Account No : EX-6965-7718-396 (D)
Amount : USD 15,000,000.00
Date of opening account : 19/11/97
Date of Maturity : 19/11/99

25. Name : Mr Ihsan Bin Anwar
Post : Son of Deputy Prime Minister
Passport No. : R 697339 (M)
Bank : Israeli Nationa! l BankType of Account : Fixed Deposit
2 years
Account No : FN-1799-6673-983 (M)
Amount : S $ 10,000,000.00
Date of opening account : 21/01/98
Date of Maturity : 21/01/00

TOTAL :

USD 199.45 MILLION AND S $ 42,000,000.00 IN FIXED DEPOSIT

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