07 Mac 2009

Isu PPSMI, UMNO Berlidah Dua dan Bertelinga Satu





Kuala Terengganu – Gerakan Mansuhkan Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran Sains dan Matematik dalam Bahasa Inggeris (GMPPSMI) telah berjaya melakar sejarah baru perjuangan rakyat bersama Parti Islam Se Malaysia (PAS).

Ahli Dewan Undangan Melor, Kelantan, Ustaz Wan Ismail Wan Jusoh berkata, selama hayatnya hampir setengah abad, beliau belum pernah melihat tokoh-tokoh bahasa, budayawan dan ahli-ahli akademik duduk diatas pentas PAS.

“Tuan, tuan sekelian….. selama ini setakat saya hidup (atas dunia) inilah, tak pernah jumpa lagi tokoh-tokoh budayawan, tokoh-tokoh bahasa,

“ahli-ahli akademik dalam bidang bahasa, pejuang-pejuang bahasa, boleh duduk atas pentas Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS), kecuali pada waktu ini,”katanya dalam siri ceramah GMPPSMI di Cabang Tiga Kuala Terengganu, semalam.

Menurutnya, Sasterawan Negara Dato’ A Samad Said telah berceramah di Kota Bharu dan beliau telah ‘membahasakan’ pemimpin UMNO sebagai manusia yang bercakap banyak tetapi tidak mendengar rintihan orang lain.

“Dia kata (Pak Samad), pemimpin UMNO…….Lidah dua, telinga tak ada……. Eh..lidah dua telinga satu……. jadi ‘kecek banyok hok buah orang tak dengar’, tak boleh nak ajar dah,”

“Seorang budayawan seorang pejuang basa seorang ahli sastera, itu kesimpulan yang boleh dibuat olehnya kepada pimpinan UMNO,”ujar Ustaz wan Ismail.

Katanya Pak Samad sebagai seorang budayawan, seorang pejuang bahasa dan sasterawan membuat kesimpulan begitu kerana beliau dapat menghayati bagaimana parahnya penyelewengan dan penyalahgunaan kuasa yang dilakukan oleh pemimpin-pemimpin UMNO.








Perhimpunan Raksaksa Mansuh PPSMI Hari Ini (7 Mac 2009)


Perhimpunan 100,000 rakyat bagi membantah pelaksanaan dasar Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran Sains dan Matematik dalam Bahasa Ingeris (PPSMI) anjuran Gabungan Mansuhkan PPSMI (GMP) akan berlangsung seperti dijadualkan di Masjid Negara.

Menurut Pengerusi jawatankuasa induk GMP, Datuk Dr. Hassan Ahmad pihaknya telah mendapatkan permit daripada pihak polis semalam bagi mengadakan perhimpunan tersebut.

"Pihak polis hanya membenarkan tujuh orang daripada ahli jawantkuasa GMP untuk menghantar memorandum kepada Yang di-Pertuan Agong (YDPA), Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin di Istana Negara.

"Saya sendiri akan mengetuai rombongan ini dengan menaiki kereta," katanya dalam satu sidang media selepas mempengerusikan mesyuarat akhir gabungan itu di pejabat Persatuan Penulis Nasional (Pena) di sini hari ini.

Selain Dr Hassan, Sasterawan Negara, Datuk A. Samad Said, Dr Shahrir Mohd Zain, profesor bahasa Dr Abdullah Hassan, Timbalan Pegerusi GMP, Dr Shahril Mohd Zain dan Setiausaha GMP, Hasni Abas akan diiringi polis ke istana pada pukul 2 petang.

Bagaimanapun Dr Hassan berkata polis tidak membenarkan sebarang usaha untuk melakukan perarakan ke Istana Negara.

Jelasnya, pihak polis tidak membenarkan sebarang perarakan bagi menjaga keselamatan kerana perhimpunan esok dijangka melibatkan puluhan ribu orang.

"Kami telah memberitahu polis ini bukan tunjuk perasaan atau demonstrasi, ini juga bukan gerakan menentang kerajaan atau mana-mana pihak. Kami hanya mahu menyerahkan memorandum kepada YDPA.

"Sejak dari awal lagi kami telah menjelaskan pendirian kami bahawa gerakan ini tidak mempunyai apa-apa kepentingan politik dan kami juga tidak akan membenarkan sesiapa mengeksploitasinya," katanya.

Beliau menyifatkan penyertaan ahli-ahli daripada parti politik tertentu yang menyertai perhimpunan itu esok sebagai hak mereka sebagai rakyat Malaysia.

"Kami tidak dapat melarang mereka untuk membantah PPSMI," ujarnya.

Menurut Dr Hassan, pihaknya akan cuba berunding dengan polis sekali lagi bagi membenarkan lebih ramai penyokong bersama-sama ke Istana bagi tujuan tersebut.

"Kalau tidak boleh, apa boleh buat. Polis bukannya keras sangat. Mereka masih boleh diajak berunding," katanya.

Ditanya apakah kandungan memorandum yang akan diserahkan kepada YDPA esok, Dr Ahmad berkata terdapat dua perkara yang dikemukakan, pertama meminta PPSMI kembali diajar dalam bahasa ibunda masing-masing dan kedua meminta pihak kerajaan meningkatkan tahap penguasaan Bahasa Inggeris di Sekolah Kebangsaan dan Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan.

Sebanyak 135 pertubuhan bukan kerajaan (NGO) akan turut serta dalam perhimpunan esok termasuklah Yayasan Tamil Kebangsaan dan Gabungan Persatuan-persatuan Lembaga Pengurus Sekolah Cina Malaysia (Dong Zhong).

"Kami juga akan mendapat bantuan keselamatan daripada unit amal Pas semasa perhimpunan dijalankan," katanya. - mStar

06 Mac 2009

Kes Altantuya Shaaribu, Bagaimana dan Mengapa Dia Dibunuh ?

The Altantuya Shaaribuu’s Case : How and why she was killed?

Shaaribuu Setev is a bitter and disappointed man. Yet, behind the saddened face of this Mongolian lies a fierce determination. Seated in a sofa in the lobby of an Ulaan Baataar hotel rattled by gushes of a freezing wind, this sixty years old man is ready to fight. His face features, hardened by the suffering and the stern climate, and his intense gaze tell all. “My daughter has been murdered by Malaysians on Malaysian territory. And they did not have even offer a word of apology,” states this professor of psychology at the National University of Mongolia.

The assassination of his daughter, Altantuya Shaaribuu, took place in October 2006. This was a murder unlike others in a region where business conflicts or petty politics are often settled with a gun. Everything in this case, which started in 2002 when the French Spanish company Armaris concluded the sale of three submarines to the Malaysian government for the amount of one billion Euros, is out of the ordinary.

The impact of the “Altantuya case” in France, Malaysia and Mongolia has yet to reach its climax. The murder of the 28 year old Mongolian was the result of a “commission” at the price of 114 million Euros by Armaris to its Malaysian counterpart. This “commission,” which was acknowledged by the Malaysian government in front of the Parliament in Kuala Lumpur, has triggered a chain of events that has led to the assassination of Altantuya and the disappearance of several key witnesses in the case.

A report from the Malaysian police, written on 19th november 2006 and which has been kept secret until now (can be read below), reveals dry and precise descriptions as to how this young woman, a member of Asian high society, has been killed. In this document, one of the killers, a policeman of the Malaysian Special Branch named Sirul Omar, replied to the questions of an officer at a police station close to the murder scene. “When the Chinese woman saw that I was taking a gun, she begged me to spare her, saying she was pregnant. Azilah (the commanding officer of Sirul) grabbed her and [threw] her on the ground. I immediately shot the left side of her face. Then Azilah took off her clothes and put them in a black plastic bag. Azilah noticed that her hand was still moving. He ordered me to shoot again, which I did”, said Sirul. This is the first confirmation of Altantuya’s assassins’ identity. “Then we carried her body into the woods. Azilah wrapped the explosives around her legs, her abdomen and her head, and we exploded her.”

The revelation of this report in the French newspaper Liberation is the latest chapter in this colourful and dramatic saga featuring French weapon sellers, Mongolian Shaman, and Malaysian politicians. This case is explosive not only for the Malaysian government, since the deputy Prime minister Najib Razak (who is scheduled to become Prime minister at the end of March) is suspected of having links to the case, but also because it could embarrass the DCNS, this French company specialising in military shipbuilding. The French Spanish company Armaris, which sold two Scorpène and one Agosta submarines to Malaysia in June 2002, was bought by DCNS in 2007.

With her magnetic beauty and sophistication, Altantuya is reminiscent of the troubling image of a Far East Mata Hari. She grew up in Saint Petersburg (Russia), then studied at the Institute of Economic Management in Beijing. Besides speaking English, she is fluent in Russian, Chinese and Korean. The fateful cycle for Altantuya came into gear when she met Abdul Razak Baginda in Hong Kong in 2004. Baginda is a security expert and the director of the Malaysian Strategic Research Centre, a pro-government think-tank. The two quickly became romantically involved. Altantuya, nicknamed Tuya by her friends, proved to be a useful assistant, helping Baginda translate from Russian to English.

Whereas Altantuya is young and beautiful, the rich and alluring Baginda is a well known figure of the Kuala Lumpur’s elite, notably because of his proximity to the Malaysian Deputy Prime minister and minister of Defense Najib Razak (he is also his security affairs adviser). Baginda parades in the most exclusive circles of Kuala Lumpur, sometimes accompanied by his legitimate wife.

In March 2005, Altantuya and Baginda departed for Europe, touring France, Germany, Italy and Portugal in the red Ferrari of Baginda, staying in posh hotels and dining in the finest restaurants of the old Continent. This trip, however, was not only for tourism: the contract for the sale of the submarines had been signed in 2002, but important details had yet to be settled. “We knew that Baginda was used by Deputy Prime minister Najib Razak as an intermediary for weapons systems deals, especially the high level ones,” says a regional security affairs expert.

At the end of March 2005 the couple was in Paris, where they met with Najib Razak. A picture shows the threesome in a Parisian private club. “Tuya showed me the pix. She said that one of the men was her boyfriend, Abdul Razak Baginda, and the other the “big boss”, Najib Razak. I asked her if they were brothers because of the names, but she said no, and that Najib Razak was the ‘prime minister’”, said Amy, Altantuya’s best friend (Najib Razak has sworn on the Koran that he has never met Altantuya). According to a private detective, now in hiding in India, the beautiful Tuya was also the occasional mistress of the deputy Prime minister, who was introduced to her by Baginda at the end of 2004.

The story became dramatic when, in October 2006, Altantuya was informed that the commission paid by the French-Spanish company Armaris had arrived on a Kuala Lumpur bank account. It had been paid to Perimekar, a company owned by Baginda. Altantuya rushed to Kuala Lumpur, in order to claim her share of the commission from Baginda ; she said she was entitled to 500,000 dollars. Baginda and Altantuya broke up prior to this. A jealous Rosmah Mansor, the feared businesswoman and wife of Najib Razak, objected any payment to Altantuya. Altantuya arrived in Kuala Lumpur with two other Mongolian women, one of them was a Shaman responsible for putting a spell on Baginda if he refused to pay. For several days, Altantuya harassed her ex-lover.

On the 18th of October, Baginda could no longer tolerate the daily scenes made by Altantuya in front of his house. He contacted the Director of the Special Branch, Musa Safrie, who happened to also be Najib Razak’s aide de camp. On October 19th, 2006, a little before 9 pm, two police officers of the Special Branch, Azilah Hadridan and Sirul Omar, were sent in front of Baginda’s house where Altantuya was gesticulating and shouting. They had the order of “neutralising the Chinese woman.” They kidnapped her, and drove her ten kilometers away and shot her several times. Then, they destroyed her body with C4 explosives, a type which can only be obtained from within the Defense Ministry. Her entry into Malaysia was erased from the immigration records. It would appear that Altantuya had never come to Malaysia, because there is no trace left of her.

There is no perfect crime. The taxi driver hired by Altantuya for the day did not appreciate that his passenger was kidnapped under his eyes without payment for the fare. He took note of the registration plate of the kidnapper’s car and filed a complaint at the local police station. In a few days, the police identified the car and realised that it was a government vehicle.

Events unfolded that even the Deputy Prime minister Najib Razak could not impede. He tried to cover the case. A few hours before the arrest of Baginda, he sent him a SMS: “I will see the Inspector General of Police at 11 am today… The problem will be solved. Be cool”. A few hours after, Baginda was arrested as well as the two police officers of the Special Branch, Azilah and Sirul.

After a trial considered dubious by many observers, Baginda was acquitted with the accusation of having ordered the murder and released in November 2008. Accused of having perpetrated the murder, Azilah and Sirul appeared in front of the Court last month. If convicted, their sentence is death. The verdict is scheduled for the 9th of April.

Thousands of miles from there, in the Mongolian capital city Ulaan Baataar, Shaaribuu Setev, Altantuya’s father, is trying to control his anger. To him and his family, the acquittal and release of Baginda is symbolic of the unfairness of the Malaysian judicial process: “The Malaysian government is not even answering to the letters from the Mongolian Foreign Affairs Ministry,” he says.

When Shaaribuu came to the Malaysian Parliament to meet Najib Razak, the Deputy Prime minister had to escape through a back door in order to avoid an embarrassing encounter. The Altantuya case has become a key element of the Malaysian political game between Najib Razak (who is expected to become Prime Minister after the United Malay Nation Organisation (UMNO) Congress in March) and the opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim. So far, Najib Razak has navigated around the obstacles, but the murder of the young Mongolian remains a sword suspended over his head.

One of the most obscure aspects of the Altantuya case is the role of the Armaris company. In October 2007, the Malaysian Deputy Defense minister, Zainal Abdidin Zin, acknowledged in front of the Parliament that Armaris had effectively paid 114 million Euros in commission to Perimekar. He maintained that it was not a bribe, but a payment for “support and coordination services.”

Was there corruption as in the case of the Taiwanese frigates in which the French DCNS was also implicated? DCNS, a private company with public financing, has declined our request for a meeting. “Nobody can comment on this case,” was the sober reply of the DCNS Press relations officer in Paris. A document, which could establish a link between Altantuya and the French company is the guarantee letter written by Abdul Razak Baginda so that his mistress could obtain a visa to enter the Schengen zone (of whom France is a member country). The French embassy could not refuse this service to a man decorated with the Legion d’Honneur. But the role of Altantuya in the submarines negotiations is still not clear. Intelligence agencies find her background intriguing and the Russian FSB (ex-KGB) is following closely the case.

In Ulaan Baataar, Mungunshagai, the eldest son of Altantuya, who is 12 years old, is traumatised by the death of his mother. Altanshagai, the youngest, who is five years old and mentally handicapped, has not understood that he will never see again his mother. “He is asking for her all the time and is staying the whole day prostrated on his chair. Every evening, I bring him sweets and I tell him that his mother gave it to me for him”, says Shaaribuu Setev, the grandfather of the two boys. As for Baginda, he settled down in the United Kingdom with his family. He never uttered a word of regret on the deadly fate of the one who shared his life for two years.

Arnaud Dubus (in Kuala Lumpur, Ulaan Baataar and Paris)

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03 Mac 2009

Sidang Tergempar DUN Perak DiBawah Pokok



Persidangan DUN Tergempar Lulus Tiga Usul

IPOH, 3 Mac – Persidangan DUN Tergempar Dewan Undangan Negeri Perak yang berlangsung hari ini di bawah pokok 100 meter dari bangunan Perak Darul Ridzuan yang menempatkan Dewan Undangan Negeri Perak, meluluskan tiga usul.

Usul-usul itu ialah menyatakan sokongan kepada Dato’ Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin sebagai Menteri Besar; membubarkan Dewan bagi membolehkan pilihan raya negeri diadakan; dan mengesahkan keputusan Speaker V. Sivakumar melarang Menteri Besar Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir dan enam anggota exco kerajaan negeri daripada menghadiri persidangan dewan.

Persidangan itu, yang berlangsung selama 30 minit bermula 10.20 pagi, dihadiri semua 27 ADUN PAS, DAP dan Parti Keadilan Rakyat.

Usul pertama dibentangkan oleh wakil rakyat Titi Serong, Khalil Idham Lim, usul kedua oleh ADUN Teja, Chang Lih Kang, dan satu lagi oleh ADUN Pantai Remis, Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham. Mesyuarat itu ditangguhkan pada 10.33 pagi.

Persidangan yang dipanggil oleh Sivakumar itu diadakan di situ selepas polis menghalang beliau dan 27 ADUN pembangkang daripada memasuki Dewan.

Persidangan yang berlangsung sambil wakil-wakil rakyat terbabit berdiri dan ia dijalankan dengan bantuan Setiausaha Dewan yang baru dilantik semalam, Mohd Misbahul Munir Masduki, dengan penggunaan alat pembesar suara.

Kawasan persidangan yang berlangsung di sebuah lorong itu dipagari oleh sekumpulan penyokong pembangkang manakala lebih 200 orang berada di sekitar kawasan berkenaan.

Bernama melaporkan, ia kemudiannya disusuli sidang akhbar di pejabat DAP Perak yang terletak berhampiran.

Pada sidang akhbar itu Mohammad Nizar berkata beliau akan memohon perkenan untuk menghadap Sultan Perak Sultan Azlan Shah secepat mungkin bagi mempersembahkan keputusan Dewan hari ini untuk membubarkan DUN Perak.

Ketika ditanya apakah tindakan seterusnya jika Sultan Azlan enggan memperkenankan pembubaran DUN, Mohammad Nizar berkata jika pembubaran dewan tidak dilaksanakan, ia akan hanya menyebabkan krisis perlembagaan kini berpanjangan sekaligus menjejaskan kestabilan politik, ekonomi dan sosial di Perak.

"Jadi, kami menyampaikan hasrat rakyat Perak agar Tuanku mendengar suara rakyat dan membubarkan dewan," katanya.

Apabila diberitahu bahawa beberapa ADUN dari Barisan Nasional mendakwa tidak menerima sebarang notis daripada Setiausaha Dewan mengenai persidangan hari ini, Mohammad Nizar berkata Speaker telah memaklumkannya kepada semua ADUN.

Dato’ Ngeh pula meminta Perdana Menteri Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi dan Zambry supaya bersetuju dengan pembubaran dewan kerana, menurutnya, itu adalah satu-satunya penyelesaian segera terhadap masalah dan krisis yang berlaku kini.

Beliau berkata laporan polis akan dibuat terhadap polis, Menteri Dalam Negeri Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar, Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Datuk Abdul Rahman Hashim serta kakitangan awam yang terlibat menghalang sidang tergempar hari ini, kerana menghina.




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