Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Back-off!


Often times nowadays we hear of groups pushing for the cloistered walls of houses of worship belonging to different religions be torn down and allow worshippers across the religious divide to do their worshipping in the prayer vestibule of other faiths.
Most of these seem to be directed at Islam and mosques, cross dividing at times, with churches.
Besides churches, will temples of certain faiths allow LGBTs in shorts, bikinis , thongs or even nothing on their bodies inside? Pray, answer to this.
Why, even the LGBTs, the atheists and ultra liberals see their conviction as much as as others would look at religion. So, do please allow them in to behave as they please according to their bizzare narcissitic beliefs. Is that not freedom and liberalism?
If the answer is no, BACK-OFF from harping on Islam and Muslims.
- LV

In the name of freedom?


It is aggression through and through in the guise of freedom of expression and pluralism in religion. They relentlessly push through their one size fits all agenda to open up the dominion of Islamic faith, by comparing the ways practiced by other sects, without understanding the myriad rudiments.
They refrain from accepting and converting to Islam, and Islam does not compel them to do so, although they have been callous instances in the name of Islam to apply force in this matter. Verily, that is not Islam - it is terrorism using Islam as veil.
Without giving regards to decorum asnd sensitivity to those who profess the faith, they persist to water down the ordained rules of the Almighty. What for? Clearly, this is questionable and only points to a dark agenda of attrition and destruction, so that they will have their way.
That is what we see before us today...
--LV

Bar Council 2015/2016 Election: 23 Candidates File Nomination Papers


Twenty-three candidates have filed nomination papers for election to the Bar Council for the 2015/2016 term, pursuant to section 49 of the Legal Profession Act 1976. The deadline for submission of nomination papers was yesterday, 31 Oct 2014.
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MOHD KHAIRUL AZAM BIN ABDUL AZIZ
2015/2016 Bar Council Elections Candidate : Mohd Khairul Azam Bin Abdul Aziz
Never one to give up easily, Mohd Khairul Azam Bin Abdul Aziz is back in the electoral fray for the 3rd year running. Having established his reputation as a prominent lawyer since 2012, when he alone bravely stood up before the Malaysian Bar EGM at the time to denounce the hypocritical actions of the Bar Council tabling a resolution applauding BERSIH 3.0for its efforts to smear the credibility of the Malaysian electoral system at the time when elections to the Bar Council itself were, and still are, far from transparent, he has since made a name for himself traversing the nation rallying Malaysians of all creeds, lawyers and non-lawyers alike, to defend the Sedition Act 1948 against the Bar Council’s pressure on the Government to repeal the Act.
A loving husband and father of four daughters, Mohd Khairul Azam, or Buzze Azam as he is affectionately known to family and friends, strongly supports upholding the Rule of Law and the Federal Constitution, in particular the fundamentals that make the basic structure thereof namely the position of Islam as the religion of the state, the status of Malays and other indigenous communities, Malay as the national language and the position of the Malay rulers. He believes in that consistency in the application of the Constitution is key to progress, particularly when it comes to matters of law and policy, and more so by the Malaysian Bar, which represents the voice of lawyers throughout the country. He has consistently decried the actions of the Bar Council as currently constituted in ignoring the voice and will of the rakyat when it comes to legal matters of importance and, by the grace of Allah, hopes to be given the opportunity to change this if he is elected to the Council.
Buzze notes that the Bar Council as of late has been rather inconsistent in its stand when it comes to resolutions passed by the Malaysian Bar, preferring to act in accordance with its resolution passed at the EGM on September 19, 2014 when it comes to the Sedition Act 1948 but choosing to keep silent when Dato Seri Gopal Sri Ram acts as counsel to Anwar Ibrahim contrary to the another one of the Malaysian Bar’s resolution passed at its AGM on March 15, 2014. He believes that this is yet another example of the Bar Council’s failure to abide by its own calling to defend justice without fear or favour, and promises to make efforts to reform the Bar in this regard if elected.

Support change. Vote for Buzze Azam for a better Bar.
Proposers : Faithur Rahman Abdul Hadi
                     Aidil Bin Khalid
                     Nurrul Nadia binti Norrizan

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Majlis Peguam melangkaui skop pertubuhan


Majlis Peguam (Bar Council) bukan dibentuk untuk memantau hakim atau pun menjaga KPI Hakim-Hakim.

Berpandukan apa yang berlaku sejak kebelakangan ini, Presiden Majlis Peguam sudah melebihi batasan tugas dan tanggung-jawab.

Mengikut undang-undang, Majlis Peguam sekadar berfungsi untuk mentadbir pengurusan pihak pengamal undang-undang yang berdaftar dengan majlis tersebut, selain dari segi urusan dengan peguam kerajaan atau Jabatan Peguam Negara dalam pentadbiran undang-undang.

Fungsi dan pengawalan Majlis Peguam berada dalam bidang kuasa Akta Profesion Undang-Undang, dan Akta berkenaan tidak pernah memberi hak dan bidang kuasa untuk melanggar jurisdiksi Jabatan Kehakiman.

Justeru, sebarang tindakan menghina Jabatan Kehakiman, terutama Hakim Mahkamah Persekutuan adalah penghinaan kepada negara.

Dalam hal sedemikian, Akta Hasutan boleh diguna pakai, kerana ungkapan presiden majlis tersebut berbaur politik dan boleh dianggap berniat jahat (malicious).

Oleh yang demikian, Artikel 126 Perlembagaan Persekutuan memberikan kuasa kepada tiga peringkat hakim, iaitu Hakim Mahkamah Persekutuan, Hakim Mahkamah Rayuan dan Hakim Mahkamah Tinggi untuk menghukum sesiapa yang menghina Mahkamah atau Hakim.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Don't ignite the flames that will destroy racial harmony - Zaman Khan


It is interesting to read the piece, “Not May 13 looming, but class war among Malays".

It is also interesting to listen to what Former Bukit Aman CID chief Tan Sri Mohamed Zaman Khan Rahim Khan had gone through during years of service.

Tan Sri Mohamed Zaman retired from the police force almost 17 years ago. During those years he had gone through the Hartal in 1967, then May 13 racial riots and Ops Lallang.

These views on the present national climate in the context of multi-ethnic and multi faith nature of the people of Malaysia is not as a Malay or Islam, although he is Malay and a Muslim. He is also a Malaysian, who is concerned with the issues that has been rocking the boat of unity and harmony.

In his most humble assessment, he sees the vicious exchange of seditious outbursts with racial, ethnic overtones, and most dangerously the blasphemous rhetoric, has reached a very dangerous level, awaiting to spark and cause a conflagration that will destroy whatever racial goodwill, unity and harmony that remains. The erosion is taking place and Tan Sri Mohamad Zaman says he is afraid because there is only a thin layer of that remaining.

He is with Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin on this issue, and he will not hesitate to echo that "another racial riot could happen amid the recent rise in racial tension."

Tan Sri Mohamad Zaman’s article, "Stop Rocking the Perpaduan and Harmony Boat" dated February 25 was written over concerns that should Malaysians of all races and faiths disregard racial, ethnic and religious sensitivities. It is a wake-up call. It is not a challenge for anybody to ignite the flames of tragedy.

In his humble opinion, that was what Tan Sri Muhyiddin meant. He was not calling for us to start causing trouble. However, a politician up north thinks otherwise. That mentally-blinkered politician (a doctor, no less) should have echoed what the Deputy Prime Minister had said and meant.

Tan Sri Mohamad Zaman feels that we all should call on the rest of the rakyat to refrain from uttering words with seditious and blasphemous tendencies – words that will, invariably, stir the anger and incur the wrath of the others.

You may have read an article posted on Facebook  just before this auspicious Islamic month of Ramadan, written by someone appearing to be a Chinese going by the name of Chow Jack, who wished Muslims “Selamat Menyambut Hari Syaitan Aidilfitri pada 28 Julai 2014, dan sebulan puasa makan babi hingga sebulan pada 28 Jun – 27 Julai 2014. Selamat Menyambut Hari Syaitan daripada Facebook Melayu makan bah kut the sama Nabi Mohd syaitan anjing pukimak anjing syaitan.”

Surely this is blasphemous and extremely provocative.

Tan Sri Mohamad Zaman says it is Allah’s words unto Muslims not to create havoc, and as such, this article alone could have been inflammable enough to ignite a religious riot.

It is a fact that the Malay persona is all about patience, but then being mere mortals, some may not have gone by the book, when some wayward among the flock had done similarly provocative and blasphemous act over the cow head incident. The difference here being that they have been charged and convicted.

Lastly, Tan Sri Mohamad Zaman asks, “Have you read the book, “Kontrak Sosial: Perlembagaan Persekutuan 1957: Pengikat Jati Diri Bangsa Malaysia Merdeka” by Mohd Rizal Yaakop Shamrahayu A.Aziz? Get it from MPH and understand the mould of the situation.

-- By Aziz AS (based on the thoughts of Tan Sri Mohamad Zaman Khan)




Wednesday, June 11, 2014

YTL dan Yap Ah Loy; Halalkah KLIA2; Saman Mkini!


ISU mengenai YTL dan Francis Yeoh Sock Ping, cukup hangat sekali.

Apabila dia bercakap secara terbuka dalam satu forum mengenai “kroni kapitalisme di Malaysia harus dihapuskan” — maka orang berkata, tahi sudah terpercik ke mukanya sendiri.

Kumpulan YTL dan Francis diumpamakan sebagai kacang lupakah kulit, seorang yang lupa daratan dan bermacam-macam.

Memang benarlah, ramai yang tahu mengenai asal-usul YTL. Jika bukan kerana bantuan kerajaan ia hanyalah sebuah syarikat pembinaan berstatus Sdn. Bhd. yang mungkin sekarang ini sudah hilang.

Tapi YTL masih hidup dan kini cukup mewah. Ia mewah, hanya lebih dua dekad ini, di atas anugerah kerajaan dan di atas penderitaan syarikat-syarikat milik orang Melayu lain, yang kononnya mahu di­selamatkannya semasa krisis ekonomi dahulu.

Francis dalam forum itu cuba menafikan Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamadlah yang membuka jalan untuk beliau mendapat kontrak tenaga IPP sehingga mengkayakannya sehingga ke hari ini. Dia mendakwa, kejayaannya adalah hasil inovasi syarikatnya. (Baca lagi: http://m.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/crony-capitalism-in-malaysia-has-to-go-son-of-ytl-founder-says)

Setelah kenyataannya menjadi panas, Francis kemudian memohon maaf di atas kenyataannya itu.

YTL sebenar cukup licik. Ia juga membuat namanya dengan membuat belian ke atas aset-aset tenat akibat krisis kewangan Asia, seperti pusat membeli-belah Lot 10, di tengah-tengah Segitiga Emas, daripada Datuk Sulaiman Abdul Manan, pemilik Taiping Consolidated Bhd. pada 1998.

Ekoran pembelian itu YTL menguasai hartanah di sekitar Bukit Bintang dan Sentul.

Taiping Consolidated kemudian ditukar nama menjadi YTL Land & Development. (Baca lagi: http://www.theedgemalaysia.com/features/153046–cover-story-all-the-cash-but-nothing-to-buy.html)

Satu panggilan saya terima daripada seorang ahli perniagaan Melayu yang berjaya, marah-marah dengan sikap Francis itu.

Dia kata, dia hairan apakah YTL terlalu menguasai sejumlah besar kawasan Bukit Bintang termasuk Jalan Bukit Bintang dan di kawasan-kawasan Sentul?

Minta DBKL jelaskan benarkah kawasan-kawasan itu YTL yang punya? Apakah kuasa DBKL juga amat terhad di dalam kawasan Bukit Bintang? Ia seolah-olah seperti wilayah penguasaan YTL dan keluarga Francis?

Benarkah Bukit Bintang dipenuhi dengan rumah-rumah urut milik pendatang Cina dari China? Berapa peratus kawasan itu diberi ruang untuk Melayu berniaga?

Di Sentul, kawasan-kawasan kampung semakin lenyap dan diganti dengan projek pembangunan milik YTL. Siapa yang mampu beli semua hartanah di situ? Ke mana perginya orang asal di situ?

Katanya lagi, apakah YTL kini dikenali sebagai Yap Ah Loy moden Kuala Lumpur? Berkuasa sangatkah dia? Pemanggil itu menasihati lagi, kita semua dan pihak berkuasa harus terus memantau kegiatan mereka ini…

Mana kedai-kedai Melayu dan halal di klia2?

BEBERAPA hari lalu saya dihubungi oleh seorang kawan yang membawa ibu­nya ke klia2. Sebelum daftar masuk mereka berhasrat untuk singgah bersarapan.

Bagaimanapun, setelah seketika berlegar-legar, dia mulai resah. Satu demi satu kedai-kedai makan, yang rata-rata bertaraf premium itu dibelek-belek papan-­papan tandanya.

Bertaraf premium mungkin boleh tahan lagi, tapi sebagai seorang Islam yang amat menitikberatkan soal makan minum dia kelihatan semakin kebingungan.

Dia berhenti seketika dan menghu­bungi saya. Apa sudah jadi dengan kedai-­kedai makan di klia2 ini? Kedai-kedai milik siapakah ini? Orang Islam macam kita ini yang punya atau milik orang lain?

Mana dia logo Halal atau logo Jakim yang terkenal itu, katanya. Belum dipasang atau masih dalam proses permohonan, atau memang tiada?

Mungkin semasa dia menghubungi saya isu coklat Cadbury masih panas, itu pasal bunyi suaranya agak stres dan tertekan.

Saya faham perasaannya. Apa yang boleh saya katakan ialah saya akan siasat.

Siasatan saya mendapati antara kedai-kedai berasaskan makanan dan minuman atau F&B di klia2 itu yang dianugerahkan melalui tender ialah: Oldtown White Coffee, Hometown Hainan Coffee, Gong Cha, Starbucks, Gloria Jean’s, GeorgePeck Coffee, Pacific Coffee, McCafe, Austin Chase Coffee, Baskin Robbins, Kluang Cafe, Coffee Bean, San Francisco.

Hasil siasatan ringkas saya semua kedai kopi yang bukan nama kebangsaan Malaysia itu bukan milik orang Islam. Hanya satu sahaja yang boleh dikatakan dikendalikan oleh orang Melayu Islam iaitu Gloria Jean’s. Itu pun dimiliki oleh syarikat berasaskan kerajaan melalui PNS.

Mungkin ada lagi kedai Melayu yang tersorok sana-sini yang tidak nampak dan kita tidak tahu. Atau ada kedai-kedai milik Melayu Islam yang memohon tapi ditolak atau tidak layak. Apa jadi dengan kedai Killiney Kopitiam, mengapa ia sampai sekarang ‘disenyapkan’ oleh MAHB?

Seperti yang saya cakap tadi, bukan tiada langsung kedai Melayu Islam. Secara kebetulan seorang lagi rakan menghubungi saya menjemput ke majlis doa selamat pembukaan kedainya di klia2 tengah hari ini. Kedainya ialah Quizzin by RASA @ klia2 di Tingkat 2M bangunan terminal.

Jika betullah apa yang dibimbangkan oleh rakan saya tadi, maka ia sesuatu yang amat menyedihkan. Mungkin orang akan beranggapan saya dan rakan saya itu berfikiran seperti orang kampung dan kuno kerana membangkitkan isu ini.

Ya, saya mengaku kami masih kuno kerana jika benarlah majoriti kedai-kedai bukan milik kita di klia2 itu, maka rupanya “kita ini masih lagi melukut di tepi gantang!” Atau membawa erti: Seseorang yang diabaikan dan dianggap tidak penting kerana dia tidak mempunyai apa-apa kegunaan kepada masyarakat. Atau, tidak akan memberi apa-apa kesan terhadap persekitaran jika individu itu tidak ada.

Malu sungguhlah aku jadi Melayu di Malaysia ini!

PM saman Malaysiakini!

KELAKAR sungguh Presiden Majlis Peguam Malaysia, Christopher Leong.

Dia meminta PM, Najib Tun Razak ja­ngan menyaman portal berita Malaysiakini (Mkini) kerana perbuatan itu melanggar kebebasan media.

Apabila media arus perdana mengkritik Lim Kit Siang, Lim Guan Eng atau Teresa Kok dan disaman puluhan juta ringgit oleh mereka, itu tidak salah. Itu namanya kebebasan hak asasi manusia. Apa punya lawaklah Presiden Bar Council ini?

Apakah Christopher Leong tidak mengerling ke seberang Tambak Johor bagaimana PM Singapura, Lee Hsien Loong menyaman blogger Roy Ngerng di republik itu baru-baru ini.

Majlis Peguam republik itu tidak pula mempertahankan blogger itu. Lebih mengharukan blogger itu menawarkan untuk meminta maaf, tetapi ditolak oleh PM Lee dan mahu kes itu dibawa juga ke mahkamah.

Lupakah Christopher Leong, itulah juga stail DAP di Malaysia. Jika PAP di Singapura gemar sangat menyaman media-media atau pembangkang yang mengkritiknya sehingga bangkrap, samalah juga DAP di sini.

Apakah bezanya? Oleh itu, apakah salah jika PM Najib menyaman Malaysiakini yang saban hari mengkritik kerajaan Malaysia dan penyokong-penyokong­nya.

Semua orang tahu Malaysiakini mempunyai niat dan perancangannya yang tersendiri. Mungkin PM Najib terlalu banyak bersabar selama ini.

Sabar pun ada hadnya. Rakyat menyokong tindakan yang diambil oleh PM Najib itu. Sebaliknya adalah salah jika tindakan tidak diambil ke atas portal itu.

Dalam para terakhir kenyataan Majlis Peguam, Christopher Leong menulis: “Kami menggesa Perdana Menteri dan parti politiknya menarik balik saman fitnah ke atas Mkini dan para editornya. Perdana Menteri sebaliknya harus mengambil kesempatan menjawab atau membantah sebagai komen yang tidak betul yang dibuat oleh orang ramai.”

Bunyi kenyataannya seperti Majlis Peguam adalah peguam bela bagi Malaysiakini dan para editornya. Lawak sungguh bunyinya.

Adalah amat malang bagi komuniti guaman negara apabila Majlis Peguam kelihatan terlalu memihak dan memilih dalam kenyataan-kenyataannya. Ia sepatutnya apolitical, bukannya bertindak sebagai jurucakap politik bagi pihak-pihak tertentu.

Kalau nak pengaruh orang, bagilah fakta yang benar dan tepat...


Terbaca satu post dalam Facebook mengenai gesaan supaya memboikot McDonalds kerana Pengerusinya, Jack M.Greenberg, didakwa ahli kehormat American-Jewish Chamber of Commerce.
Fakta: sebenarnya Pengerusi McDonalds ialah Andrew J. McKenna, dan CEO McDonalds ialah Don Thompson. Greenberg hanya hingga 2002.
Saya tidak mempersoalkan gesaan tersebut, tetapi sekali lagi saya terpandang dalam usaha mempengaruhi orang lain, fakta yang diberikan pun salah dan sudah luput.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tuduhan Dyana terhadap UiTM terlalu am, terlalu rambang...merujuk kepada diri sendiri?




Dahulu mungkin benar bahawa 'ITM' antara lain, bermatlamat untuk mengutamakan dan memberi peluang kepada anak Bumiputera yang tidak berkemampuan.

Dengan manifestasi UiTM, pendirian tersebut masih kekal dan kental, walaupun demi memantapkan lagi prestasi dan mutu, universiti berkenaan semakin 'liberal' dari aspek pengambilan.

Peluang yang diberikan kepada anak Melayu luar bandar ke UiTM masih pada tahap 60 peratus.

Tuduhan calon DAP untuk Pilihanraya Kecil Parlimen Teluk Intan, Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud kononnya UiTM mengambil anak-anak keluarga pemimpin UMNO yang kaya, terlalu rambang dan bersifat am.

Beliau perlu lebih berani daripada itu dan lebih spesifik dalam membuat tuduhan berkenaan.

Apakah beliau merujuk kepada diri sendiri?

Memang ramai anak orang UMNO memasuki UiTM, tetapi apakah isunya di sini? Kaya atau miskin? Bukankah sejak sekian lama sering dilaungkan pembangkang khususnya, supaya diutamakan merit?

Di lapangan lain, merit juga diutamakan, seperti mana Lim Kit Siang menaikkan anggota keluarga sendiri dalam dinasti politik negara, dan juga bagaimana sesetengah pemimpin tertinggi dalam UMNO memberikan peluang kepada anak mereka - berdasarkan merit.

Kalau sememangnya berkelayakan dan sesuai, apa isunya?

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Kenapa le bingai sangat ni?



Ini tertera pada baju-T yang dipakai oleh penunjuk perasaan di hadapan Dataran Merdeka. 

Semua ada jawapan berasaskan fakta:

1. Gaji minima sudah dilaksanakan mulai 1/1/14. Mereka baru minta gubal? Ketinggalan maklumat.

2. ISA sudah dimansuhkan. Kerajaan berniat baik, tapi mereka salah guna untuk mengganggu KL hari ini. Ada yang cadang untuk kembalikan akta itu.

3. BN dalam AkuJanji PRU13 memberi kata putus untuk membina 1 juta rumah mampu milik dalam 5 tahun. Buku Jingga hanya 150 ribu 5 tahun. Jauh benar beza angka itu.

4. Harga barang naik antara sebab peniaga tertentu secara senyap adakan sabotaj ekonomi. Namun kadar inflasi 3.4 % masih terkawal.

5. Pilihan raya Majlis Tempatan strategi pihak tertentu, sebab penyokong mereka yang sudah senang dan jadi rakyat kelas pertama di negara ini menguasai kawasan bandar.

6. Mana ada lagi penswastaan khidmat asas? TNB, Prasarana, KTMB, MAS semuanya GLC, milik Kerajaan.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Bantah dikembalikan status warganegara kepada kumpulan yang koyakkan paspot.

Saya membantah sebarang tindakan mempertimbang atau membenarkan mana-mana bekas warga Malaysia daripada kembali ke negara ini sebagai rakyat.

Dalam konteks kumpulan yang kini berada di United Kingdom, jangka masa 17 tahun bukan sesuatu yang boleh diterima. Kategori manusia seperti mereka wajib tidak dibenarkan masuk ke negara ini, walaupun sebagai pelancong. Mereka sepatutnya kekal dikategorikan dalam status 'persona non grata.'

Isu membenarkan atau memberikan status kewarganegaraan kepada mereka yang telah melepaskan taraf tersebut, satu isu yang penting, dan perlu ditangani dengan tegas.

Mereka dengan sukarela meninggalkan negara ini, dan seterusnya mengoyakkan paspot masing-masing, apabila dibenarkan tinggal di United Kingdom.

Ini cukup membuktikan betapa mereka tidak lagi suka tinggal di Malaysia. Oleh yang demikian, mengapa sekarang mereka ingin kembali?

Orang macam ini tidak seharusnya dibenarkan menjejak kaki ke negara ini.

Hanya Allah yang tahu apa yang dicerita dan dikarutkan kepada pihak berkuasa di UK, dalam usaha supaya diberikan dokumen British.

Terlalu kerap kita mendengar sesetengah daripada keturunan etnik tertentu lantang menyuarakan pendirian biadab yang meniti penderhakaan apabila berada di negara lain. Mereka mendakwa kononnya dilayan seperti warga kelas dua di Malaysia.

Saya yakin perangai sebegini tidak mungkin tidak menyentuh sensitiviti patriotik rakyat Malaysia.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Legal mind that comes to nought...



A so called legal and constitutional expert wrote in Free Malaysia Today (FMT) that notwithstanding the 'no secession' article inserted into the Constitution at the insistence of Sabah and Sarawak, these two states have intrinsic right to exit. 

The 'expert' says that all it takes is a local assembly resolution. 

Intrinsic right? Then, how come President Merkel of Germany has told Russia's President that Crimea's Assembly vote to secede and join Russia is illegal?

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Official statement from MAS CEO on missing flight


Following is the official statement by Malaysia Airlines Group Chief Executive Officer, Ahmad Jauhari Yahya on MH370 Incident. Released at 9.05am /March 8 2014 MY Local Time

We deeply regret that we have lost all contacts with flight MH370 which departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.41 am earlier this morning bound for Beijing.

The aircraft was scheduled to land at Beijing International Airport at 6.30am local Beijing time.

Subang Air Traffic Control reported that it lost contact at 2.40am (local Malaysia time) today.

Flight MH370 was operated on a Boeing B777-200 aircraft.

The flight was carrying a total number of 239 passengers and crew – comprising 227 passengers (including 2 infants), 12 crew members. The passengers were of 13 different nationalities.

Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their Search and Rescue team to locate the aircraft.

Our team is currently calling the next-of-kin of passengers and crew.

Focus of the airline is to work with the emergency responders and authorities and mobilize its full support.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected passengers and crew and their family members.

Friday, February 28, 2014


Quite some time ago when many quarters of our multi-ethnic and multi-faiths society  were demanding the annihilation of the Internal Security Act, I was asked for my opinion, as I was in the Police.

I cautioned that if not for the Internal Security Act we Malaysians may not be as prosperous and as peaceful,  as we have experienced until of late.

We may not be prosperous as we want to be but surely we all know Malaysians are not starving.

It is because of the ISA that we are as we are. I stated then that if  we cast ISA, away we may end up having ethnic and also inter-faiths clashes.

Forgive me for being blatant. If we are not careful we are coming to that. Salvos of words of hatred being fired from irresponsible and thoughtless and selfish artillery daily. I say stop it. The sea is getting dangerous and if we do not handle the boat properly we may sink.

Malaysians of all races and faiths are lucky. We have the Hari Raya Aidil Fitri after observing fasting for thirty days, and the Aidil Adha for the Muslims, the Deepavali and the Thaipusam for the Hindus, Christmas for the Christians, the New year celebrated by all and the Awal Muharam for the Muslims. We all go our respective prayer houses on those days and without doubt pray for better years to come for peace, prosperity and happiness.

I have never once heard a prayer of hatred in the sermons preceding the prayer. We greeted and visited each other with warm hands and smiles. We made it a point to serve food and drinks that is halal for all; no beef for Hindus, no pork and halal chicken, beef, mutton for Muslims. We joined ritual of Yee San. And the celebration would go for days.

Sadly it is not so this year; the Year of the Horse. Tradition of good wishes was crushed!

Teresa Kok ; the Member of Parliament for Siputeh choose  to do what she claimed to be a satire. Yes a satire of hatred. Must a Democratic Party official and an MP stoop so low as to irresponsibly choose a celebration to present a satire as an “entertainment” and destroy a tradition practiced for generations; no hatred? I am not senile yet. To the best of my memory there was no such satire of hatred when Muslims celebrate.

The sermons and the supplications after the prayer always call for respect and tolerance for each other.There may be call for unity of Muslims against cruelties such as the inhuman treatment of the Palestinians  by the Zionists and the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingyas in their homeland of Myanmar.

No country in the world is perfect. We have a right to voice our dissatisfaction. However, we must do so within the bounds of propriety. Respect the provisions of the Constitution of the Federation of Malaysia chiseled by our forefathers. Let us not forget necessities and respects for each other. Let us save Malaysia by civilities and be mindful of consequences of we utter and do.

We do not want the dark days of 13 May to be repeated. A lot of people said Malaysia has gone to the dog because of 13 May. Is it so? Is it one race that rules the country?

We used to have a good mix. However, some people chose to put a spanner in the wheel of unity. Of all issues that split the nation is the education; the demand by Dong Zong in demanding equal status for Chinese education.

I say without fear or favour that this is the one single  disruptive issue which destroys the hope of unity of Malaysians.; it is the language of lingua franca. Bahasa Indonesia (which is Malay in origin) is the language of unity in that chain of thousands of islands and lingua franca.

In Sabah and Sarawak our brothers and sisters there used the Malay Language to communicate with their neighbouring tribes. I grow up at the border of Malaysia and Thailand. I recalled that there was a Chinese school in Sungai Golok to cater for Chinese in South Thailand and some from Kelantan. Then one day the school was closed and the building was used as rice store by  Thai authorities. And to this day there is no Chinese school in the whole of the Kingdom of Thailand, and there are also no Chinese characters written on business boards or commercial hoardings.

Thais of Chinese ethnicity do not often speak Chinese among themselves. In Southeast Asia, other than Singapore and Malaysia, no Chinese schools are allowed.

In Malaysia, because of the separate schools, most of our children do not mix well. You can see this at the bus stops after school; the groupings. Who is responsible? I say without fear. The Chinese educationist under the selfish and corrupt Dong Zong.

The claims that the Malays are not sharing powers in the administration is not wholly correct. I would invite my non-Malay friends to dig into events after May 13. If the Malays had no intention to share powers in the administration of the country the model improvised; Director of Government (DOG) and the National Security Council (NOC) would have been extended without hesitation.

However, that was not the case. As soon as security was stabilized, Parliament was reconvened and it has not been suspended ever since. This is not being appreciated.

I am no longer privy to all the information and intelligence with regards to our national security. However, I cannot help but try to fathom the pressure and stress in our community. It is not good.

Situation is such that; in my humble appreciation, it is similar to what preceded “Ops Lallang” where quite a number were given accommodation at Kamunting Detention Center.

An action by a lone dissatisfied soldier; Private Adam, almost created panic in the whole country. I was involved. An assessment on the road near Chow Kit Market compelled the Inspector General of Police to direct me to issue a press announcement at about 4 am telling the public what actually happened, and refuting all the rumors that Kuala Lumpur was under curfew. It was not at all true and I urged the public, especially the school children to continue with their daily routine. Let us not march in that direction. God forbid.

By Tan Sri Mohd. Zaman Khan
g3386@yahoo.com

Friday, February 7, 2014

Teresa, you didn’t mean ‘Mami Jarum’?





Really, Teresa…you actually believe that your video was intended for only  those who speak and understand Cantonese and Mandarin?

Why, then the subtitles? Maybe for those who speak Mandarin and Cantonese, but are visually-challenged? Then, again, what about those who are hearing-impaired. Wanna throw-in sign language, as well?

For sure, the English sub-titles are meant to take your disgusting thoughts further than only within the confines of the parochial lot you claimed.

Your orchestrated audience laughed on cue, for of course, they have been briefed before the final cut that the characters in the limelight were supposed to be representing the personas of Wee Ka Siong, Rosmah, and Yen Yen.

Frankly, no one will laugh if they were nobody, right?

Like, who cares if it is just someone who likes branded handbags, diamond rings, and other dastardly innuendos. You didn’t really mean ‘Mami Jarum’, did you?


Come on, la…a parody or even a comedy such this doesn’t stand on its own for laughs…

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Teresa's idea of a joke? What next? 'Thin Skull' defence?


It all lurks in the detritus of the mind and the heart, when attacks are disguised as jokes and comedy. The same happens when art is used as weapon.

One needs to think in the circumstance...ask the conscience if we truly believe in our defence and excuses?

This is the issue facing Seputeh MP Teresa Kok over the so-called humorous Year of the Horse video, which had gone viral.

Again, this time around it’s denial, claiming that it is nothing more than a joke.

In the Alvivi case, the shameless couple claimed ‘respect’ and humour and in an attempt to make right what they did to Muslims, who were offended by their stupid invite to join in their pork Bak Kut Teh repast during the holy month of Ramadan.

Well, they now have to face the consequences.

Not learning, or unable to ever learn despite being an adult, or worse a political leader who claim to be righteous and having respect for others, Teresa has gone too far.

No, she did not blunder or did it inadvertently.

She did such a polished job of subtly humiliating others with her eyes and mind wide open. No excuse.

Next, will she go for the ‘thin skull’ defence?

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Use the gullible Chinese, ma...


KUALA LUMPUR: Bravo! Bravo! Is it sweet revenge, retribution of sorts, or is about karma?

Pick one, and many a detractor, and even friends among the disparate Pakatan Rakyat fold will find each description useful and appropriate to describe what PKR has done or undone by causing a by-election to be called in Kajang.

Many had thought that Parti Keadilan, which should be holding strong to its namesake, ‘justice’ would carry through it’s holier-than-thou persona. It is not to be, now that it has tripped on its undone shoelace, and that beyond reproach quality is relegated far in the backburner.

What is clearer than ever now, PKR has betrayed its voters. The party has become the weakest link in Pakatan Rakyat.

In the wake of the misstep, PAS is on the warpath, seemingly trying to reedem its ‘maruah’ in that pact with the ‘devilish’ and scheming ways of the stalwarts in PKR.Why, they have been pretty much left out of the equation in Anwar’s political games and shenanigans.

So sleek is his move that even the DAP has been left dumbfounded. Hello, DAP, you awake?

Also, can this pertinent question be answered? Why did a Chinese assemblyman have to resign to make way for Anwar?

Is it because Anwar is only confident of winning in a Chinese area.

Use the gullible Chinese, ma…

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Akidah, syirik diketepikan kerana alasan budaya?



Mengenai amalan yang melanggar akidah, tetapi tetap dilakukan oleh sebahagian besar masyarakat Melayu/Islam di negara ini:

Ramai yang sejak sekian lama maklum bahawa banyak amalan yang dilakukan sewaktu majlis perkahwinan itu syirik dan melanggar akidah, seperti bersanding, menepung tawar, merenjis, dll.

Tidak payah diperjelaskan di sini dengan panjang lebar, kerana sudah sekian lama disuarakan oleh ulama dan mereka yang lebih arif tentang hukum agama.

Bagaimana pun, orang Melayu Islam terus memegang kepada amalan-amalan tersebut, dengan alasan ia sekadar pegangan budaya.

Bandingkan isu ini dengan perubahan yang ketara sekarang apabila mengucapkan selamat menyambut perayaan agama lain dikatakan tidak boleh dilakukan.

Maka itu, ramailah orang Melayu/Islam tidak lagi mengucapkan Selamat menyambut raya itu dan ini.

Yang peliknya, jika mahu berpegang kepada tuntutan supaya tidak melanggar akidah dan sebagainya, kenapa tidak dilakukan secara menyeluruh? Kenapa dalam banyak hal lain (yang dikatakan sekadar amalan budaya) masih terus menebal dipertahan dan dilakukan?

Keliru? Komersialisme mengorbankan pegangan? Liberalisme? Pluralisme?

Monday, January 6, 2014

Semakin mencerminkan ketidaksehaluan dalam pentadbiran.

Apakah rasa kesal yang disuarakan oleh Majlis Konsultasi Perpaduan Negara (MKPN) berhubung isu rampasan Bible di BSM dan percanggahan pematuhan oleh JAIS terhadap solusi 10-perkara yang ditetapkan oleh kerajaan persekutuan, berserta pendirian Majlis Fatwa Kebangsaan kini dilihat sebagai mencerminkan ketidaksehaluan dalam pentadbiran?

Tidak dapat dinafikan seruan PM supaya isu berkenaan ditangani secara berhemah dan dewasa sesuatu yang amat perlu...

Perlu sehaluan...

PM meminta issue senstif penggunaan kalimah Allah ditangani secara berhemah dan tanpa beremosi.

Ini sememangnya saranan yang baik. Bagaimana pun, apa pula dengan pendirian tegar puak yang menggunakannnya di Selangor membelakangi dekri oleh Sultan Selangor?

Beberapa isu perlu ditangani dalam hal ini, termasuk antaranya pandangan PAS yang disuarakan oleh naib presidennya Mahfuz Omar, 

"Isu utama sekarang ini, Majlis Fatwa kena menentukan pendirian. Kalau majlis fatwa boleh tentukan pendirian, keputusan mereka, mana satu yang betul, menghalang kalimah Allah digunakan oleh orang Kristian dengan membenarkan kalimah Allah digunakan oleh orang Kristian yang dibuat oleh kerajaan pusat. Mana satu yang betul? Itu isu yang perlu segera bagi menyelesaikan kemelut ini."
Bagi pihak PAS pula, setakat ini mereka tidak bersetuju dengan tindakan tiga ADUN DAP Selangor yang meminta dipinda Enakmen Agama Bukan Islam (Kawalan Perkembangan di Kalangan Orang Islam) Selangor 1988

Friday, January 3, 2014

Apa yang dinasihatkan di JPM?

Siapa agaknya yang menasihatkan PM kononnya rakyat memberikan maklum balas positif berhubung 11 langkah pengurangan kos belanja yang diumumkan kerajaan?

Malam ini keluar pula di Berita TV3. Apakah tidak disedari hampir 80 peratus komen sejak pengumumkan 11 perkata itu mengutuk belaka pelaksanaan inisiatif berkenaan?

Kalangan pemimpin dan ahli-ahli UMNO/BN sendiri pun nampaknya begitu jelek hinggakan rasa terpanggil untuk meluahkan perasaan masing-masing.

Tidak kurang juga yang bertanya sama ada pegawai-pegawai di JPM benar-benar membantu memberikan penjelasan sebenar kepada PM mengenai keluhan rakyat jelata.

Disebabkan persoalan sedemikian, timbul persepsi seolah-olah PM hanya 'syok' sendiri berikutan apa yang dianggap sebagai ketidaktelusan dalam melaporkan perkara sebenar kepada beliau.

Siapa yang memberikan cadangan kepada PM untuk berkata demikian? Tidak mungkin ini akan terjawap di atas sebab-sebab tertentu.

Selagi persoalan ini tidak diperjelaskan, akan berpanjangan tanggapan bahawa ada sabotaj dari dalam JPM sendiri untuk menjatuhkan kredibiliti PM Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Rakyat jelata (JELATA) memperli 11 langkah yang diumumkan, kerana kononnya berasa mual. Yang diinginkan sebenarya bukan 11 langkah itu, tetapi supaya ditangani masalah isu poket mereka.

Apakah PM dimomokkan oleh pegawai di JPM sendiri?

PM bersungguh cuba membantu rakyat, tetapi beliau amat perlukan kerjasama daripada barisan penasihatnya...