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    Looks like somebody was trying very hard to trigger a riot, kill a few people and declare Emergency rule.

    Wednesday, 20 July 2011 00:54

    The Bersih trap Muhyiddin sprung for Hisham and the police

    Written by Maclean Patrick, Malaysia Chronicle

    When Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin called on the police to promptly show video footage from the July 9 Bersih rally so as refute the opposition's claims of police brutality he also laid out for all to see the plot of the story BN will now spin.

    "They should understand that when police are faced with a situation involving large crowds, they will have to act wisely. What the opposition and the alternative media have shown through channels such as YouTube and so on, are pictures of alleged brutalities," Bernama reported Muhyiddin as saying.

    DPM makes his move

    And the plot of the story goes a little like this, as forecast by Muhyiddin.

    "But they did not show pictures of how there maybe acts of provocations, stone pelting, and the demonstrators taunting the police. They are human, police are human too. What is important is the fact that the police had exercised sufficient discipline and adopted a defensive approach; it's they (demonstrators) who had acted excessively."

    The plot was pushed along further when the police replied to Muhyiddin’s comments.

    Deputy Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said six teams will be set up to probe the alleged incidents of brutality and violence by the authorities during the Bersih rally.

    He also appealed to the public to submit video footage captured during the march as evidence that police had used excessive force in dispersing protesters.

    And to have maximum impact, all these will be shown on national television.

    Clueless Rais, flailing Hisham

    Rais Yatim offered for Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) to broadcast police recordings of unruly crowd behaviour captured during the July 9 Bersih rally.

    The Information minister urged the police to hasten the showing of any such material to combat allegations of police brutality during their attempts to disperse the crowds attending the rally for electoral reforms.

    All these actions are mere reflex action towards Muhyiddin’s comments which were not directed at the Bersih marchers but very much meant to hurt the minister in charge of the Police, the Home Minister - Hishammuddin Hussein.

    Earlier in the week, Hishammuddin was in damage control mode, desperately covering his tracks on the use of force against a peaceful rally.

    The police have made video recordings of the entire street demonstration last Saturday which can be used as evidence to refute 'wild' allegations and in the cases to be brought against offenders, Hishammuddin said in response to allegations of police brutality.

    He added that several quarters had hurled all kinds of allegations through various channels, including the local and foreign media, and the recordings would be useful in determining the truth.

    “Our (police) operations room has recordings of everything that happened last Saturday. As such, all the accusations and claims will be investigated with concrete proof,” he told a news conference at Bukit Aman just days after the July 9 march.

    Hishammuddin said the recordings would be scrutinised together by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and CyberSecurity Malaysia.

    “The police have nothing to hide. Whatever we have in our possession (as proof) will be used to answer the allegations. The evidence will also be handed over to the Attorney-General for action,” he said.

    What the police footage shows

    When Muhyiddin Yassin prompted the police to make public their videos he knew well that the videos would support the marchers' accounts of police brutality. His statement was designed to push Hishamuddin into a corner and prove his words that no such form of brutality was evident.

    By the police own admission, in every arrest team there is a video-grapher taking videos, a move taken to counter any accusations of police brutality. Thus, it is highly probable that in the dozens of videos taken of these arrests, there will be those that would support the marchers' accounts.

    If there is so much police video to support Hishamuddin’s claims, then why the need for the public to submit to the police their own videos as evidence? Would not the videos by the police be evidence enough of their innocence? Why have this evidence not made it to the public arena?

    The answer is simple. The police footage does show police brutality. It does show that the marchers were arrested in a manner that threatened their lives.

    The players and their roles

    Muhyiddin Yassin caught Hishammuddin in a lie and further damages Hishammuddin’s credibility and burns him at the stake of public opinion. Rais Yatim is merely jumping on the band-wagon, seemingly ignorant of the plan Muhyiddin is hatching.

    It shows clearly how the police and courts are merely pawns in a political game. In this plot, Hishammuddin will have no avenue to lie and will be forced to show the truth. The police know the truth and will surely give the standard reply, “We were following orders.”

    All this will play into Muhyiddin’s hand, and further clear his way to assume the prime seat in the Malaysian government.

    - Malaysia Chronicle

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    He's a goner.

    Tuesday, 19 July 2011 08:20

    From Queen E and now the Vatican, Najib's book gaffe triggers sniggers

    Written by Chiifen Hiu, Wong Choon Mei, Malaysia Chronicle

    Oh no! Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has done it again.

    At the top international circles, where understatement is de rigueur rather than bombast and self-aggrandizement, Najib's latest gaffe in presenting a book about himself to the Pope could not but raise a round of giggles and rude snorts.

    It looks like the Malaysian leader could have taken a lesson or two in subtlety from the British Queen, who gave him a stunning snub last week. Elizabeth II wore the yellowest of yellow summer dresses during an audience with him and his wife Rosmah Manor during their 4-day official visit to the UK.

    Just colour of Her Majesty's attire sent shockwaves through a red-faced Malaysian entourage, cascading down the diplomatic channels and all the way back home, where the Queen was cheered and blessed for remembering everyday Malaysians as they struggled to transform their society.

    The royal disapproval was made clear to Najib for having ordered a violent crackdown on a peaceful civilians march, leaving thousands injured and one dead. What better way than to wear the colour of the Bersih rally T-shirt that Najib had outlawed in a bid to suppress the movement for free and fair elections?

    Beginning or end of a legacy

    Indeed, Malaysians are shuddering at their first couple's disastrous European outing.To them, it is obvious the world has moved on and civil liberties and social justice are now increasingly considered with equal if not greater importance than business and economic outlooks.

    But not so to the 58-year old Najib, who preaches 'moderation' in his speeches abroad and rules by 'extremism' at home.

    Hogging the limelight is not the news of his establishing diplomatic ties with the Vatican, but rather the thick coffee-table book with the letters 'N a j i b' prominently displayed on the front cover.

    The book, after some help from Google, has been identified as the 2010 not-quite bestseller Najib: Beginning of a Legacy.

    The MPH online description of the RM199 (US$66) book depicts the Prime Minister as an illustrious yet unpretentious leader, one who walks “alongside his people instead of ahead”. The irony of this statement with regards to the Bersih rally is one that isn’t easily missed.

    Will Christian issues be resolved now?

    Nonetheless, the meeting with the Pope concluded with Malaysia and the Vatican agreeing to establish formal ties, though exactly what this entails remains unclear.

    Although boastfully described as a “multi-ethnic and multi-religious country” that “draws on the values of moderation to ensure continued harmony, stability and prosperity” by the Prime Minister, Malaysia is still reeling from many a religion-related uproar.

    Malaysians, especially of the Christian faith, would ask how would this newly formed alliance with the ecclesiastical state align itself with Islam conversion cases such as that of Lina Joy, a Malay who was forced to go into hiding after she tried to get the courts to recognize her switch from Islam to Christianity.

    What about the attempts to ban the Catholic Church of Sabah and Sarawak from using the word Allah in their newspaper, The Herald, and the more recent torching of churches in the peninsula?

    And what about the extremist religious and racial rights groups endorsed by Najib's political party UMNO? How would they react to such zingers of issues?

    Few Malaysians, let alone of the Christian faith, would believe UMNO would let go of its traditional political weapons just to please the Vatican. It is also hardly likely that the Vatican will not insist on greater human rights for their followers.

    The Najib book - the greatest satire?

    So it looks Najib's much-glorified foray into the Holy See will turn out to be another expensive public relations exercise to benefit himself.

    What was agreed at the Vatican may not be inked yet, and what is expected to be finally formalized a mere 'exchange-of-smiles-and-handshakes' pact.

    Deep-seated and entrenched religious rows will stay unresolved in Malaysia and Christian 'bashing' will continue as and when it suits Najib and UMNO to play up their political game.

    In light of today’s political climate in Malaysia under Najib’s regime, one must wonder if the description of the PM in the book presented to the Pope as a “truly inspiring leader … one all Malaysians look up to for the future of their society” is really satirical. - Malaysia Chronicle

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    Wednesday, 20 July 2011 09:37

    Doctored image by NST worst case of 'journalistic chicanery'

    Written by Malaysia Chronicle

    PETALING JAYA - DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang said senior editorial and management staff of UMNO-owned New Sunday Times and Berita Minggu must be held responsible over the publication of a false photograph which they claimed was PAS member who turned up at the Bersih rally armed with a knife.

    Describing the papers' act as "a base and lowly act of irresponsibility", Lim said they had broken all rules of journalism.

    "It is a violation of all the basic tenets of journalism of truth, fair play and responsibility for New Straits Times through the New Sunday Times and Berita Minggu to commit such a blatant and flagrant breach of journalistic ethics – a base and lowly act of irresponsibility not only to the profession of journalism but also a great disservice to the plural Malaysian nation-building," he said in a statement.

    PAS's Unit Amal volunteer Abdul Razak Endut has since strongly denied the claims of the captions accompanied a photograph of him, saying he was only holding a mini Malaysian flag.

    He said he also picked up a tear gas canister shot by the police at the crowd and tossed it away to an open grass area. After failing to stop the FRU personnel's advance with a human shield he formed with other protesters, Razak said he then held the flag.

    "What should I do to stop the FRU truck? I asked for a flag from a fellow demonstrator, he gave it to me and I held it against the FRU’s water cannon barrage," he was reported as saying during a gathering at PAS's Taman Melewar centre.

    Lim said Razak's explanation only exposed "one of the most irresponsible and despicable case of journalistic chicanery in the history of Malaysian journalism."

    On July 10, Berita Minggu, the weekend edition of Berita Harian, had front-paged the picture of a man, depicted as hurling an object with his left hand while holding what it claimed to be a knife handle.

    The same image on New Sunday Times was accompanied with the loaded headline, “Peaceful?”.

    "What has the Home Minister, Hishammuddin Hussein got to say for this blatant and flagrant violation of journalistic ethics to serve the political agenda of UMNO and Barisan Nasional?" asked Lim, adding that when the Bersih rally was truthfully covered by the Chinese press, the ministry had summoned top editors from three Chinese dailies.

    "Has the Home Ministry 'hauled up' New Sunday Times and Berita Minggu for their 'doctored' false photograph on the front page of 'a violent protestor' at the 709 rally? Has the Home Ministry hauled up Utusan Malaysia for its daily staple of lies and falsehoods to poison and undermine inter-racial and inter-religious harmony in Malaysia?" Lim asked.

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    Anti-Bersih slurs un-Islamic, says Umno deputy minister

    By Lisa J. Ariffin July 27, 2011

    Saifuddin maintains that BN mishandled the Bersih rally on July 9. — file pic

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 27 — An Umno deputy minister hit out today at Bersih detractors for using derogatory terms like “monkeys” and “communists” to label the movement’s supporters, saying it was un-Islamic to engage in name-calling.

    “We should stop calling people names. Islam does not encourage calling names at other people. Even if you don’t agree, even if I don’t agree with you, I shouldn’t be calling you names because you are a Malaysian citizen, you have your rights,” Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah told reporters today after launching the national conference on management of international students.

    Saifuddin, the sole Barisan Nasional (BN) politician who has spoken out against the government on the Bersih issue, instead urged his colleagues in the coalition look into revamping their approach when trying to deal with political dissent in the country.

    “I can differ with you two hundred per cent; I don’t have to agree with you all the time, but I shouldn’t be calling you names.

    “So we have to have certain kind of decorum when we discuss political issues and I think if we have that kind of mindset, politics will be better. It’s as simple as that,” he said.

    Standing his ground today that the Najib administration had mishandled the Bersih rally, he said such matters could be discussed rationally instead of using a confrontational approach.

    “I think we need to have a fresher look at politics. We need a new political conversation where people can actually discuss and dialogue rationally and with understanding,” Saiffudin

    “I think we mishandled the Bersih rally. I think there were lots of perhaps, misunderstanding or miscommunication within that few days. I think we could have handled it better,” he said.

    Saiffudin also said social media is the new consciousness particularly among the younger generation.

    “Social media makes students belong to a more civil society. That’s why (following the Bersih 2.0 rally) there are now more young voters,” the deputy minister added.

    “(With social media, students) flux. They can form something today, tomorrow they don’t have it, next day they have something else. Students understand politics. They know it is not about elections, they want to get involved in politics.

    “You can stop the Bersih supporters on the streets. What about those that are participating online? [Are] you going to catch them? Good luck,” he said.

    With regards to Malaysian students abroad, he said international student organisations no longer flourished as before since their activities can be achieved online.

    “Don’t be surprised and angry when international students complain of student visa problems, the police, media and anything else online. It is their right to dissent.

    “You can stop them from complaining on campus. They explode outside campus. They do it online. This is the new reality we are faced with,” he said.

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