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Ahli parlimen Sungai Siput, Dr Micheal Devaraj Jeyakumar yang ditahan di bawah Ordinan Darurat (EO), hari ini melancarkan mogok lapar ketika dalam tahanan.

Perkara itu dimaklumkan oleh isteri beliau, Mohanarani Rasiah ketika menemui suaminya itu kira-kira jam 11 pagi, semalam.

Menurut Moharani, suaminya itu sangat hampa dan kecewa dengan pendirian polis dan kerajaan terhadap enam aktivis Parti Sosialis Malaysia yang ditahan di bawah EO sejak 2 Julai lalu.

“Beliau akan teruskan mogok lapar sehingga kesemua PSM 6 dibebaskan atau dituduh di mahkamah.

“Saya cuba menasihatkan beliau untuk tidak berbuat demikian kerana risau akan kesihatan beliau tetapi beliau bertekad mahu meneruskan mogok lapar,” kata Mohanarani dalam satu kenyataan hari ini

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KENYATAAN AKHBAR RANI – ISTERI DR. JEYAKUMAR DI IPOH, 2PM 28
Julai 2011

Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj melancarkan Mogok Lapar dalam tahanan

Apabila saya jumpa suami saya Dr
Jeyakumar pada 11 pagi semalam, 27hb. Julai 2011, beliau suarakan perasaannya
yang sangat hampa dan kecewa dengan pendirian polis dan kerajaan terhadap enam
aktivis PSM yang ditahan di bawah EO sejak 2 Julai 2011.

Menurutnya, polis enggan berganjak
dari posisi asal mereka walaupun PSM 6 telah bekerjasama penuh dan menjawab
kesemua soalan yang ditanya semasa soalsiasat dijalankan. Walaupun polis tidak
dapat sebarang bukti untuk menjustifikasikan pertahanan lanjutan, namun beliau
pasti tempoh tahanan mereka akan dilanjutkan sebab polis dan kerajaan ada
agenda sendiri dan mempunyai tujuan untuk memangsakan PSM6 .

Maka Dr
Jeyakumar telah memberitahu saya bahawa beliau akan mulakan mogok lapar pada 28/7/11 untuk
mendapatkan keadilan. Beliau akan teruskan mogok lapar sehingga kesemua PSM6
dibebaskan atau dituduh dimahkamah. Saya cuba menasihatkan beliau untuk tidak
berbuat demikian kerana risau akan kesihatan beliau tetapi beliau bertekad mahu
meneruskan mogok lapar kerana berpendapat

1. Walaupun tuduhan keatas mereka
adalah hanya pengerak BERSIH dan ini dinafikan oleh 6 orang tetapi polis
sengaja mahu kaitkan mereka dengan tuduhan ini
2. Walaupun sudah berkali-kali
dikatakan PSM tidak ada kaitan dengan PKM dan PSM tiada niat untuk kembangkan
fahaman komunis dan selama ini semua aktiviti PSM adalah terbuka dan
transparen, tetapi polis cuba memaksa, mereka (frame up) tuduhan-tuduhan palsu
keatas PSM 6
3. Tuduhan menghidupkan komunisme ini
hanya berdasarkan beberapa t-shirt dan kebelakangan ini polis sedang bergiat “frame-up”
tuduhan baru dan menurutnya ini berdasarkan lawatan-lawatan pemimpim PSM ke
luar negara atas jemputan parti sosialis lain di dunia dan cuba bertokoh tambah
bahawa PSM ada hubungan rahsia dengan PKM di Thailand.
Dr. Jeyakumar
menafikan semua tuduhan palsu ini, semua soalan polis menjurus untuk
mengeluarkan satu cerita karut untuk melanjutkan tempoh tahanan

Dr Jeyakumar memberitahu polis dan
kerajaan supaya bersikap jujur dan review kerja-kerja dan aktiviti PSM dalam 13
tahun sejak ia ditubuhkan. Di mana semua aktiviti PSM adalah terbuka dan dan
jika PSM mengkritik kerajaan BN, itu adalah hak demokratiknya.

Menurut Dr Jeyakumar, beliau telah
memberi kerjasama penuh sejak direman di mana beliau telah menandatangani 3
laporan termasuk laporan 45 muka surat di Pulau Pinang. Sekarang SB telah
sediakan report dengan 80 mukasurat tetapi Dr Jeyakumar buat keputusan beliau
tidak akan tandatanganinya kerana beliau melihat kesemua siasatan sebagai
sia-sia sahaja. Polis masih ‘menembak secara liar’ (shooting wildly).

Oleh itu, Dr Jeyakumar telah hilang
kepercayaan kepada polis untuk melaksanakan isu ini secara adil. Beliau
menuntut supaya Menteri Dalam Negeri mainkan peranan untuk membebaskan atau
hadap mereka ke mahkamah. Sehingga hari itu beliau akan buat mogok lapar.


The current situation must be the most humiliating situation for the Barisan National. The perception of a corrupt image are hitting the party right where it hurts, and the party cannot do anything much about it, other than its past practice of having not to talk anything about corruption or investigation (which has been done many times in the past, typically to calm down any controversy and hope that with time, the corruption stench no longer remains high in the public image).

There are a number of high-profile corruption scams that have hit the Sarawak Government and the Barisan National hard – whether these be the controversy about the allotment of timber logging rights, or about the billions made from kickbacks from timber deals, or the newer scam about the Native Customary Lands sold for a song to Taib Mahmud’s children.

It is this Native Customary Land scam that has really hit the BN hard in the state of Sarawak. One may ask as to what is new, after all, there is a public perception that the Chief Minister and his Government and the Bureaucracy are very corrupt, and so this scam is another proof of the same level of corruption. However, there is a difference, since in this case, the level of corruption is visible very easily, partly because of a high level of media attention, and also because there is a lot of internal Barisan National politics at play.

As Finance Minister and Chief Minister,Taib Mahmud has abused his position and it stinks. What really happened ? At a very high level, it seems a pretty easy situation even if all the intricate details are not revealed.

There was a large area of Native Customary Land of the indigenous Berawan tribe and Chief Minister Taib Mahmud was responsible for the forced acquisition of this area to build a resort, for which the tribespeople received virtually no compensation.

My evidence therefore further exposes Taib Mahmud for having authorised this land-snatch for his own direct benefit and his family, as it was in an important location, and there is something very valuable that could be converted into a real value. And the people behind this were truly clued into the system, since they knew the levers to turn and to get approval, as they were the Government and most importantly, they were the bloodline to the Chief Minister himself.

Yes the Royal Mulu Resort. The players were Taib’s family, including his sister Raziah, her third husband Robert Geneid and the family of his late brother Arip Mahmud.

The Berawan people were initially accused by Taib of being “greedy” for refusing to hand over their lands for ‘development’. Taib used the army and police to imprison the Berawan natives and put fear into them to hand over their customary land. The leaders of the Berawan tribe protested but were brutally put down.

The nomadic Penan of the area also were affected as they have likewise lost their hunting grounds, due to Taib-sponsored logging all around the actual park and they are now living in shanty settlements on the fringes of the Berawan lands.

Now, the Barisan National in Sarawak is stuck. The Chief Minister Taib is a lame-duck, since he has been exposed brutally (having 4 close relatives involved in this land grab while denying anything). Apparently the BN President our Premier Najib Tun Razak is very angry with Taib (one can only take this with a pinch of salt since it is impossible to believe that he does not know about the level of corruption that is present in Sarawak); he must be angry that he could not control the exposure and exposed the BN to such projections.

But, Taib is determined not to go down so easily; he denies Royal Mulu Resort belongs to his family. But a check with the ROS shows links to his family and his footprints are everywhere.

Even though Taib may believe BN will win in this coming state elections and that he will continue to remain the Chief Minister, he is determined to take down other major contenders for the Chief Ministership, such that a less politically powerful person becomes the chief minister, and can be subject to many pressures.

Right now, Premier Najib is leaving Taib in place, but one can be sure that the Barisan National will be projected as highly corrupt during the coming state election campaigning. Premier Najib knows that Taib is a liability to the Barisan National but his hands are tied.

No wonder Taib is trying to stop Anwar and Jeffery from entering Sarawak in this coming elections. Taib is getting desperate because the shit has hit the fan again.

For me all these means its time for Taib to leave office now.


The collapse of the 23-year dictatorship, the first ever collapse of an Arab leader to a “people power” uprising is shaking the Muslim world. President Zine al-Abedine Ben Ali who wanted to rule further until 2014 had to fled out of the country due to the mass uprising in every corner of Tunisia, and now, he is hiding in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia another authoritarian state, with his tail between his legs.

The spark to the riot was after, Mohamed Bouazizi, set himself ablaze on December 17 out of sheer frustration. Mohamed was a young graduate who sold fruits and vegetables for a living, he was locked up and his cart with all his fruits and vegetables was confiscated by the Tunisian authorities for his failure to secure proper license. He eventually died an agonising death on January 5.

Now Tunisia’s “Jasmine Revolution” has spread to neighbouring Egypt and is about to knock off President Hosni Mubarak from his 30 years dictatorship. Mubarak has gone into hiding now. It is spreading like wild fire across the Arab world. Like Tunisia, and now in Egypt, similar protest over unemployment and food prices have also started in Jordan, Algeria, Yemen and even Saudi Arabia in the past weeks, all these countries has a big percentage of young people, majority are well-educated but a lot unemployed.

This has been one hell of a revolution. It places the military on top and is a another step towards perpetuating the “militarized democracy”. Mubarak went because he wanted to establish a civilian oligarchy led by his son.

Anyway, the people of Egypt will be lucky if their military hands over power to a democratically elected govt in 6 months as promised !!

Comparing this with the situation that is prevailing in our country, do we see something similar happening here. I believe the situation here is not that bad yet although we have our share of widespread police abuse and death in police custody like the case of 22 year-old Kugan Ananthan who died a horrible, lonely death with his body bore the marks of several wounds from severe beatings and torture from the hands of policemen. Then we have the case of Teoh Beng Hock who died in the custody of the Malaysian Anti Corruption Agency and we are told that Teoh Beng Hock did not commit suicide but neither was his death a homicide. Then we are told again that the police are allowed to shoot as in the case of Aminulrasyid Amzah, the 15 year-old who died in a hail of police bullets. Then recently, there was the case of businessman Chia Buang Hing, 34 who was beaten up by the cops when he was stopped at a police road-block. So many more cases of torture and abuse from the hands of the authorities and it may take me many more pages to complete.

Don’t you think they are testing our patience? I tell you, the way our government is handling the situation really sucks, our belief in the forces of law and order have eroded badly.

Don’t you think Malaysia too is ready for this kind of an upheaval?

The conditions are here also: A dysfunctional polity, corrupt politicians, self absorbed bureaucrats, an uncaring elite, increasing disparities in income and consumption, and an all pervasive corrupt and insolent government.

So is it a matter of when or is it still a question of why?

Or when will we come out and say… CUKUP!


Selepas Tsunami (After the Tsunami) from Pusat KOMAS .

This is the original Video CD which was confiscated by our cops just before the Sibu by-election. Very interesting video…watch it in full.

This video was done by KOMAS, the documentary is titled “after tsunami”, referring to the political tsunami on March 8.

Meanwhile, cops say this VCD is seditious in nature and hence they had confiscated it, would you believe it? You be the judge guys.

The 4 uploaded version in You Tube above were all copied from “Selepas Tsunami (After the Tsunami)


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Are we going bonkers !? Is it just me or are we all going CRAZY !?

A friend of mine says he hear voices all the time in his head and he says GOD is talking to him. He tells me he cannot sleep. He tells me he had just gone for psychological evaluation. When he told me I was a little shocked but I chose not to ask any questions. I figure if he has something to open up about, then probably best to just let him talk. But I was also bugging a little bit because I too was curious.

He said there wasn’t anything wrong with him and he just wanted to get some answers from me regarding the voices in his head. Maybe he just wanted to hear something else from some outside entity with no personal involvement whatsoever.

Either way it struck me as little odd. I couldn’t help but to think the work place may have gotten to him a bit or even his family or it could be a love affair which turn sour.

But he has just turned 25.

I couldn’t really understand why a 25 year old is going through this.

I mean he is so young, yes life just started and he does not have many problems but for some reasons he felt he needed psychological evaluation because of the voices he keeps hearing.

Then there is this 20-something year old girl who walks up to me while I’m having coffee with my friend Alex, somewhere in Kota Kinabalu, and tells me “Abang, I wanna kiss you now and if you don’t allow I’m going to strip here, you have been smiling at me and I cannot take it anymore”. I don’t even know this cute little thing, never saw her before, but she seems to know me. I was so shocked and so was my friend Alex. Never have I encountered anything like this in my entire life. Something very new.

I asked “Are we going crazy?” This is bananas!

I meant are we all just going crazy and we don’t know it?

I meant I want some answers too (but to what?)

Where do i start?

I can’t lie that sometimes I too feel crazy, wacky and weird.

But when I look and listen to my friend and the girl who came up to me, I just cant help but to think: “what if we cant pull it together and we just snap?”

Will we be able to prevent it?

Will we be able to pinpoint it?

Will we be able to express it in a positive way?

When I look around today I cant help but to take notice to the fact that there are more and more sadistic crimes being committed as well as more desperation, depression, scandals to say the least.

I don’t know if I am watching TV3 or reading the news or a tabloid sometimes. I watch the news and they are reporting on the death of Teoh Beng Hock while being interrogated by the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) in their custody…shit! I also hear in the same news a Mongolian beauty Altantuya Shaariibuu @ Aminah who had a secret relationship with Prime Minister was brutally murdered and her remains destroyed with C-4 explosives in a deserted area in Shah Alam, by some cops linked to the Prime Minister himself. Then there is a story all over the internet saying young Indian boys beaten to pulp by cops, in police stations, and a number of them even killed in police custody, like the poor chap Kugan, who was foaming in his mouth before death. I guess that’s news also. Just like how Anwar Ibrahim got his famous black eye from the Inspector General of Police himself.

When I think about the day to day it worries me and I become overwhelmed. Then when I think about the countless amount of folks who continue to go on each day, we are survivors of some of the most cataclysmic occurrences in history to date. Yet we are victims and very well may be perpetrators of even more indescribable events that have shaped our very way of living.

Its hard not to feel a little crazy sometimes or to feel like you are going to snap any minute because of all these stories and these happening right in front of us.

I mean whom of us is really exempt?

It could be because of an annoying boss or crappy job, a nagging wife or husband, kids, girlfriend drama, Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance, $$$, bills, health or sheer bad luck or whatever or maybe just the day to day hustle and bustle of trying to be progressive and productive and forward our career or improve our life, or maybe we are just fed up.

That’s when the pressure builds up, and at that point, or at any given moment any one of us could snap.

Its been said that many of our political leaders may have been a little nuts or ultimately driven mad. And if we look today we can see living testaments to that in some of our leaders, to say the least.

I look out my window and I see Pulau Gaya, I watch the television, listen to the radio, read the paper and I find more than enough evidence to support the theory that we’re going mad. “Man kills wife, wife kills husband, lover kills lover, man jumps down from high-rise building, drug overdose, Mongolian model C4ed, law maker breaks the law and all these sounds like “THE WORLD IS COMING TO AN END” to me.

The thought alone is enough to drive me to say “What the Fucks!

I mean its all enough to drive any “sane” person over the edge. But for us who think we are the “sane” ones I ask “Are we really crazy and just don’t know it?, how do we know, do we know our breaking point, will we be able to prevent it, curtail or direct it in a positive fashion? Will it bend or snap?

So will we resort to psychopathic drugs like ECSTASY…”K”…LSD..COCAINE, which is so easily available and which is the obvious choice?

THAT’S CRAZY! WHAT MADNESS…..360 degrees of Insanity

But funny it seems that it may be this same madness that drives us to succeed and pushes us to new limits and bounds that show the continuous evolution of human in society as a whole.

As my Late DAD use to tell me ” son, you got to be a little crazy to deal with this or put up with that”.

So am I the crazy one here?


Permatang Pasir By-election UPDATES:

I think the aggression by the police was unnecessary, excessive and unwarranted.

My friends were there at Permatang Pasir nomination center and they too had witnessed many instances of overly aggressive police behaviour.

My worries regarding the aggressive stance of the police remain, and the fact that their policing strategy seemed to be based on ramping up levels of tension and violence rather than diffusing it are highlighted once again in this video.

Having said that, this is a different situation-Gobalakrishnan in my opinion should have left it alone. But did he deserve to be humilated and kicked by the cops? I’m still not sure.

The problem is that whether by accident or design, it was the police that were responsible for this state of affairs. So acting in a manner that is commensurate to the mood and tactical situation of their own making muddies the water just a bit doesn’t it?


Salute PAS for the well organised ANTI-ISA gathering today, 1st August 2009.

My contacts at the scene say more than 50000 people had turnout and the crowd was even bigger than the Bersih rally on 10th November, 2007.

See here for pictures.

Malaysians taking part in this gathering make me proud of them all for the sacrifice. I’m sorry I was not able to get myself available in KL together with all you brave guys. Still in Sabah lah.

It seems to me that by the look of it, Malaysians are ready for full civil disobedience and the cry for REFORMASI is indeed getting louder all over this country.

It is time for the abolition of the Internal Security Act (ISA) and all other laws that allow for Detention Without Trial. 50 years is far too long.

It is time Najib Tun Razak immediately and unconditionally release all persons that are being currently held/detained/restricted under the ISA and other laws that allow for Detention Without Trial.


It’s time we Malaysians show our anger to such brutal injustice to a young man who happen to be on the opposite side or some would say on the wrong side of the political divide. There are too many unexplained custodial deaths in Malaysia and this is becoming a disease.

Please Sign the petition  for justice for Teoh Beng Hock.


 

Datuk Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy charge is to be heard by the court beginning 1st July, 2009.

Another 10 days more for Anwar Ibrahim to meet Saiful The Pondan, in person, in court, after Saiful The Pondan had lodged a police report last year on June 28, claiming that two days before the police report, Anwar, had sodomised him on various occasions, the last being at a condominium unit in Damansara. Saiful The pondan also claimed that he could not pass motion for a number of days after being sodomised.

Remember, back in 1998, Anwar Ibrahim was also first charged for sodomy for sodomising in 1994, Azizan Abu Bakar the driver of Kak Wan Azizah. For this, Anwar was sentenced to 15 years in prison for sodomy and for abusing his authority to cover up the deed.  However the  court overturned the sodomy conviction and freed him in 2004, after Mahathir had retired.

So what will happen to Anwar when he goes for trial this July 1st? Most likely, he may be denied bail and then sent to prison under remand.  After that, there will be a quick conviction and found guilty and jailed for 20 years and whipped under section 377B of the Penal Code. This is a very possible scenario. If this is going to be the case, Anwar may die in prison after this.

So, can we trust our judges to be impartial and fair? I have my doubts like many other Malaysians.

I totally agree with many that our system has fallen pray to Umno power play and money.  Consequently, many individuals and even lawyers wonder if they are ever going to get a fair trial here.  Such a question should never enter someone’s mind when going to court. But its not the case here, sad to say. All judges should be fair and impartial, and when we start questioning whether our judges will be fair and impartial, democracy ceases to exist as we know it.

The only alternative for Anwar in this scenario is to go into exile from Malaysia. Maybe Anwar should look into this option. Anwar should know that even Daw Aung San Suu Kyi should have gone into exile long time ago in order to be more effective for Burma. By staying put in Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi was not able to meet and talk to the international community and hence could not urge more international pressure to be put on Burma like what Khomeini or Dalai Lama did.

What are you waiting for Datuk? This is a sincere request from a fellow Penangite. Don’t wait lah! Malaysians will be very depress if you go in for the next 20 years and there will not be any more SEMANGAT to fight. We want you outside so that the fire will be burning till there is a real regime change.


“Freedom is incredible,”  “Only people who have been detained can feel the great joy on being released. The feeling overwhelms.”Uthayakumar said last night after his release from Kamunting under the INTERNAL SECURITY ACT (ISA).

Hindraf’s Uthayakumar created history by being the one and only ISA detainee so far in the history of the draconian ISA in Malaysia to be released unconditionally without signing any papers. 

The authorities tried to force him to sign the conditional release papers and in Uthayakumar’s own words were ” yes, they tried to force me to sign to five conditions including restricted residence and a ban from giving public speeches, among other conditions. But I refused. The whole morning the police tried to persuade me to sign but I refused. Finally they gave up and threw me out of Kamunting. I walked out last. Now, I am my own man.”

 
Uthayakumar stood his ground and his determination of steel proves he is a character and a fighter and the Indian masses will trust him even more and he would continue to keep the Hindraf fire burning for a longtime among the marginalised Indian community in Malaysia.

Uthayakumar has again inspired the Indian community to stand up against being oppressed and marginalised.

Hindraf has come a long way now and its no question that Hindraf is an effective movement and thanks to Uthayakumar and the others who have sacrificed so much.

The way The Barisan government detained and then released Uthaya and the other Hindraf guys at their own whims and fancy is irresponsible and high handed. It is so blatant. First they harassed him then they charged him, recharged, bailed, released, rearrested and finally ISAed him when there was nothing else to charge him for. We must make the The BN account for this as it is very clear that BN has hid behind an executive order which cannot be challenged in the courts when they detained Uthaya and gang under the ISA. The BN has abused its power. It is a real shame.

And finally, about Uthayakumar’s  idea of forming a new party, I would prefer if its not a racial based party as racial parties are getting more and more irrelevant in this new political climate in Malaysia.

I believe we are moving towards a 2 Party system in Malaysia and that is the way to go.

Uthayakumar please plan your next moves intelligently, rationally and effectively and Never EMOTIONALLY. You can take this as an advice from a friend or take this as an advice from another Indian and most important please take this as an advice from a MALAYSIAN who love this country just like you.