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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Palestinian Propaganda to gain Support From Muslim World (Malaysia)

Kuching
Wednesday, 31st March 2010


THE WORLD IS CONCERNED ABOUT PALESTINIAN KIDS.
(These are the images they show:)

Everyday Malaysians have been forced to support Palestinian struggle through government controls TV channels such as RTM1,RTM2, TV3 and so forth.
And for those who do not know the history of Palestinian struggle, it is similar with the Moro National Liberation Front's (MNLF)struggle in Southern Philippines and the Pattani United Liberation Army's (PULA) struggle in Southern Thailand. Their struggle are the same, to gain independent from the non-muslim governments. The only different that the Palestinian struggle compare to PULO and MNLF is that it employs dirty tactic to fight Israel.
One of the dirty tactic that the palestinian used to fight Israel is by using the children.The world has been made to believe of the Israel's cruelties to children, as shown in the photos below.

But What Actually Happened ?

All this while, Harakat al-Muqawamah al-Islamiyya (HAMAS) has been provided army training to the Palestinian children. Please see the photos below to see by yourself how the children has been trained to fight the Israel army and civilians.

(These are the images they DON'T show:)














 
Conclusion and Suggestion

All this while Malaysian has been made to support Palestinian struggle as we have been made to believe of the Israel cruelties against the Palestinian especially the children. But what we were not informed is how HAMAS trained the Palestinian children to fight the Israel using the military/terrorist tactics.
Well with that I strongly believe that we Malaysian should not interfere with the internal affairs of Israel just like that we dont want Israel to interfere in the internal affairs of our country.

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Monday, March 29, 2010

What Wrong With Armed Forces Support For Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim

KUCHING
Monday, 29th March 2010
What is wrong With the ARMED FORCES siding with Pakatan Rakyat?

After Datuk Seri Zahrain Mohamed Hashim's revealations in Parliament that Dato Seri Anwar had got the support of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (YDPA) Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin and the armed forces in the planned takeover of the federal government on Sept 16 last year, as many as 11 police report have been made so far, and most of its were by the Non-Government Organisation (NGO) whose members were mainly Malay.
Supposely if Zahrian claim is true, I don't see any problem with it?  If Anwar or Pakatan Rakyat (PR) plan to take over the federal government on 16th September 2009 did materialise, the PR will need to get the consent of the YDPA, and to prevent the "Coup-d'etat" by Barisan Nasional (BN) just like what they did in Perak whereby PM Najib used the police to remove PR's speaker from his chair, with the armed forces support the less powerful police will not dare doing what they did in Perak.
Being the ex-army officer myself, I am very disappointed with how the government treated the members of the armed forces lately. The member of the armed forces have been sidelined by the government in term of  their salaries and benefits compared to what they gave to the police force. The generals in upper echelon of the Armed Forces should consider revamp their  roles in Malaysian politic. They should play a greater role so as to prevent cronyism and nepotism among the ruling coalition BN's politicians. Other than that, Armed Forces involvement in politic could help to neautralise the police power. At this moment the Police is siding with BN . This can be seen clearly from their unfair treatment against the PR politicians especially in their action in monitoring the political campaign by  the PR. This has became more obvious since PM Najib took over the power from Pak lah. Since the police is supporting BN, it is just fair that the Armed Forces supporting the PR in such manner it will to neatralise the situation.
Other than the above reason, another reason why Armed Forces should support PR is to show their protests. Since the end of communist insurgent in early 90s, the Armed Forces has been seen as less important compare to the police therefore they have been neglected by BN government. Recently Najib announced the special allowance for the police, and the automatic or a time-based promotion for a police constable to corporal, but why the same cannot be implemented in the Armed Forces? Are they less important?

What happen to the Pension Scheme For the ex-Armed Forces Personnel Working Less than 21 years Old As Promised During bagan Pinang By-Election?

Last year during Bagan Pinang by-election, Minister of Defense announced that the government was in the process of ammending  the Akta Veteran (Ex-Servicement Act). With this amendment, all the ex-armed forces personnel who had served for more than 10 years will be eligibled for pension .The act was supposed to be tabled in last year parliament sitting but after the by-election, the act was not tabled. And many believed (inclusive Remaung6Renjer) that the minister statement was only meant to win the armed forces personnel votes for the by-election. True enough, after they (BN) won the by-election comfortably, the minister was just keeping quiet and until now the amendment of the act was never been mentioned!
With what the BN's  government has done to the members and ex-members of the Armed Forces, I am totally agree and will give my 100 percents support for the armed forces to supoort PR. The racist Malay NGOs may make twenty or even hundred police reports against Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim but with what Najib and the BN government has done to the members and ex-members of the Armed Forces, we the serving members and the ex-members of the Armed Forces to considering throw our support to Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim and PR .

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

MCA Leads By Ex-Health Minister Who Involved in Sex Scandal

KUALA LUMPUR
Sunday, 28th March 2010



Its look like that Malaysian Chinese Association's (MCA) the largest Chinese party, members have no problem to be lead by the leader that is considered as morally low.
This is prooven with the election of Dr Chua Soi Lek as it new president in tghe three cornered fights here today. Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek was elected MCA president while Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai became the deputy in a hotly-contested party election today.
Dr Chua beat incumbent Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat and former president Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting, who was bidding a comeback to active politics.
He won with 901 votes while Ka Ting took 833 votes and Tee Keat 578 votes. For the deputy race, Liow won 1,171 votes against Kong’s 1,106.
Speaker Datuk Yik Phooi Hoong announced the results at the MCA headquarters this evening.
The four new vice-presidents are Datuk Dr Ng Yen Yen (1,528), Datuk Donald Lim (1,469), Datuk Chor Chee Heung (1,202) and Gan Ping Sieu (1,202).
Ong earlier arrived smiling as tension mounted outside Dewan San Choon at the MCA headquarters for the results of the closely-fought presidential race.
Party insiders say early indication had shown that Dr Chua was in the lead with at least 1,000 votes in his favour.
“From what I was told, Dr Chua has 1,085 votes while Tee Keat has something like 600 votes or so. Ka Ting has the remainder,” an insider said.
A total of 2,315 out of the 2,318 central delegates who registered for the polls had cast their votes when the process ended shortly after noon today.
Dr Chua, the former Health Minister whose political career came to an abrupt halt after a sex scandal in 2007, is apparently a favourite among the grassroots leaders, said the insider.
“For Ka Ting, it is not easy for him to make such inroads with the delegates after making a sudden comeback like that. What he is doing is just calling in old favours and reviving old friendships,” he added.
According to officials, three delegates had not collected their ballot papers.
The extraordinary general meeting was adjourned at 12.30pm by assembly Speaker Datuk Yik Phooi Hoong and delegates proceeded to the building’s foyer for lunch.
A total of 101 candidates are contesting for the 31 posts in the MCA central committee (CC).
The election was called after 21 CC members resigned early this month to protest against Tee Keat’s presidency.
The Transport Minister was elected in 2008 after Ka Ting stepped down in the aftermath of the party’s losses in Election 2008.

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sarawak Cabinet Minor Reshuffle 25th March 2010 -Once Against Dayak is Being Sidelined By Taib Mahmud

KUCHING
Thursday, 25th March 2010


Appointed as Special Advisor to the Chief  Minister..25th March 2010

Taib Mahmud today announced minor reshuffled in the state cabinet.Today cabinet's reshuffled as announced by Taib saw the return of Adenan Satem to the cabinet. He was appointed as a special advisor to the Chief Minister, which is equivalent to the full minister portfolio.


Promoted to Minister Of Early child education, family development, planning and training, 
under the Chief Minister Office - 25th March 2010

Another two appointments involved Datin Fatimah Abdullah from Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) and YB Tan Joo Phoi from Sarawak United People Party (SUPP).Fatimah, the Dalat State Assemblywoman, has been charged with early child education, family development, planning and training, under the Chief Minister Office. Whereas the Batu Kawa State Assemblyman Tan Joo Phoi was appointed Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister's Office (Environment).


Appointed As the Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister's Office (Environment).
- 25th March 2010


In the appointment of Adenan and Fatimah, Taib Said to reporters :

"We hope that Adenan (Datuk Seri) will put his experience to good use in his new post particularly in information and broadcasting,".He added, "Since Fatimah has successfully implemented early child education and family development programmes, we feel that a full minister is needed to strengthen the sector," .

Why There was No Promotion For the Dayak?

This time, we can see that Taib only promoted the Malay, Melanau (root by the virtue that Datin Fatimah is related to Taib Mahmud) and the Chinese. Why there is no promotion for the Dayak politicians or from the dayak based party, Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) and Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP)? Where are Mawan,Jemut and Jabu ? Are they satisfied with the unequal treatment against the dayak by their boss? Pakatan Rakyat (PR) can use this issue to gain the support from the dayaks during the next state election.

To all the dayaks (voters and politicians) open your eyes, and let's all abandone Barisan Nasional and join PR.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Baru Bian Urges MACC To Investigate Failed Projects in Bario-Ba’Kelalan

KUCHING
Wednesday, 24th March 2010

It has been reported in online portal Malaysian Mirror, that Sarawak PKR chairman Baru Bian had called on Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to investigate a number of failed projects worth more than RM20 million in the Budoknur area in the Ba’Kelalan.
The projects included mini hydro-projects, water treatment plant, a community hall, an irrigation system at Sungai Kumap and bailey bridges.
He said: “I have just returned from Ba’Kelalan to see the projects myself and I was shocked to see that the community hall was not completed. It has roofs and a floor and that’s it. It has been like that for the past one year.
“The contractor after pocketing the money left the half-completed hall,” he alleged on Wednesday.
“And there is a mini hydro project which is not functioning due to lack of water to turn the turbines. It cost million of ringgit to build.
“Similarly there is also no water in the water treatment plant which is to supply clean water to two villages in the area.

Poor quality of construction

“The plant which cost between RM3 million and RM4 million is always dry,” he said,
Another failed project is the irrigation system which is to irrigate water into their padi fields, and because of the poor quality of construction, the walls have cracked and water has been diverted to else where.
“If the system is not rectified, the farmers expect to have bad harvests next year. The whole project was worth RM260,000,” he said.
Baru said that four bailey bridges were to be constructed along the road between Long Semadoh and Ba’Kelalan. Two of the bridges have been poorly constructed, while two more are yet to begin.
“And I have been told the money to the tune of RM12 million have been paid to the contractors,” he alleged.
“My point of highlighting all these failed projects is to confirm what the MACC said that 60% of the funds were leaked.

Carry out investigations

“And what the MACC is going to do with these failed projects and as a tax payer I am interested to know what actions have been done or will be taken?” he asked.
Baru said that he had instructed some people to lodge reports with MACC based in Limbang to make sure they (MACC) will carry out investigations.
He also urged the MACC to monitor the proposed of constructing a ‘temporary permanent’ road of 80km long from Long Luping to Ba’Kelalan which is valued at RM52 million.
“I have never heard such a term as ‘temporary permanent’ road, because to build the road it will cost the government more than RM1 billion,” he claimed.
“I am suspicious with the term as I do not want another failed project costing RM52 million in my area,” he said.

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Pakatan Rakyat Slams Utusan Malaysia For Criticising Sultan of Selangor

KUALA LUMPUR
Wednesday, 24th March 2010

Pakatan Rakyat Assemblymen Are behind Sultan of Selangor who are against the Racist Organisation like PERKASA...DAULAT TUANKU!

Pakatan Rakyat (PR) state lawmakers here are demanding that the Umno-owned Utusan Malaysia apologise for criticising the Sultan of Selangor.
In the Malay daily’s weekend publication, Mingguan Malaysia, its editorial columnist, writing under the pseudonym Awang Selamat, questioned Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah for cancelling his plans to officiate right-wing Malay group Perkasa’s inaugural assembly on March 27.
The lawmakers also accused Awang of inciting racial hatred in his article.
“We would like to ask Awang who he was referring to with his statement ‘Why call yourself a Malay if you are too scared and following the lead of those who are eroding the position of Malays?’
This newspaper is no longer relevant to current Malaysian backdrop. It demised with the cancellation of Malayan Union. Utusan Malaysia=UMNO. For all Malaysians..DON'T BUY Utusan Malaysia and DON'T VOTE UMNO

“He also played up racial sentiments with his statement ‘They (Perkasa) have championed for the interests of Malays and Islam in accordance with the country’s constitutional framework. However, they are facing resistance from many parties, especially the non-Malays.’
“It seems that Awang Selamat is trying to show that his actions, together with Tun Dr Mahathir (Mohamad), to attend Perkasa’s first annual general assembly is better than the decision made by the Sultan of Selangor to cancel his attendance,” said Batu Caves assemblyman Amirudin Shari (picture), on behalf of a group of PR assemblymen, today.
In his Sunday column, Awang Selamat praised Perkasa for defending the rights of Malays and Islam.
"Who has become the shield to defend the Constitution of being challenged and rewritten if not for NGOs such as Perkasa. In fact, Perkasa under the leadership of (Datuk) Ibrahim (Ali) has sparked a new sense of confidence among the Malays.
“Do not forget Perkasa’s service. Don’t be trapped with the deception of those who want to threaten the status quo based on motives which are unknown.
“Awang is very thankful and grateful because Perkasa and several other NGOs have helped save the Malay political backbone in this country from collapsing. This was a result of a great conspiracy from the last general election which almost reached the summit,” Awang Selamat wrote.
The PR lawmakers also accused Awang Selamat and Perkasa of being disrespectful by using the monarchy for their political propaganda.
“We find that efforts to include the monarchy in the midst of a political crisis, with their narrow interpretation of the Constitution, is an act which is rude and pollutes the glory of the monarchy,” Amirudin added.
The state leaders also accused Awang of being hypocritical.
“We would like to ask Awang Selamat and Perkasa where were they when Bahasa Melayu was threatened and Malay reserve land increasingly eroded while only a few Malay politicians plundered the country for their self interests.
“We urge Awang Selamat to stop prostituting journalism for the specific interests of certain parties that deliberately want instability between different religions and races,” Amirudin said.
The lawmakers will table a motion in the state assembly’s next sitting on April 12 and identify what action can be taken against Awang Selamat and Utusan.
Amiruddin said that they would not be lodging a police report.
“We think it is better if we brought this issue to the assembly rather than lodging a police report because it can be discussed rationally,” he said.
If government keeping quiet and afraid to take action against Awang Selamat and Utusan Malaysia, there will be another Rwanda or Bosnia in this part of the world. People like Ibrahim Ali and Awang Selamat are not fit to live in this multi-racials country.Being the responsible citizen of this county,and who had sweat to ensure the freedom of this nation...I am appealing to this country to dispell those two , the frog and the monkey to pulau jerjak....Bukittunggal 
Perkasa was formed soon after Election 2008 and has turned into a strong pressure group representing those seeking to defend the constitutional position of the Malays and the ‘social contract’.
It has been at the forefront of lobbying the government to retain the affirmative action policies favouring Malays in the New Economic Model (NEM) scheduled to be announced at the end of this month.
Perkasa is worried that the NEM will increase Chinese dominance of economy.
The director of its economic bureau, Dr Zubir Harun, has said that Perkasa is worried that the NEM will have a Chinese agenda and warned that the Chinese community will use the next general election to take over the country.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ku Li Blasts Najib For Putting Politic Beyond Policy Reform

PETALING JAYA
Wednesday, 23rd March 2010

Saying that only political change can bring economic reforms to Malaysia, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah (picture) last night blamed the Najib Administration for crippling the national economy by putting politics ahead of policy reforms.
In his sharpest barb yet directed at Datuk Seri Najib Razak, the Umno veteran urged the prime minister to end race-based affirmative programmes in the New Economic Policy (NEP) drawn up 40 years ago which he said was a cover for “corruption, crony capitalism and money politics”.
“To make that leap we need a government capable of promoting radical reform. That is not going to happen without political change,” the Kelantan prince and former finance minister said when launching the second edition of “No Cowardly Past” by lawyer James Puthucheary here last night. Puthucheary, who was once a politician and economist, died 10 years ago.
The Gua Musang MP mocked Najib for delaying announcing his proposed New Economic Model (NEM) and suggested that the new policy may only be a rehash of the “old” NEP, drawing chuckles from the audience.
The chuckles stopped when the 73-year-old reminded his audience how deeply race-based policies had scored themselves in the minds of the powerful few, noting that the NEP was dragged back to life by Umno Youth six years ago because “it was and remains the most low-cost way to portray oneself as a Malay champion.”
“The NEP is over. I ask the government to have the courage to face up to this,” he added.
He called on the Najib administration to restore independence in public institutions and to overhaul the education system and repeal “repressive laws” such as the Printing Presses Act, the Universities and Colleges Act, the Internal Security Act and the Official Secrets Act.
“Confidence in the rule of law is a basic condition of economic growth,” said the politician popularly known as Ku Li.
Tengku Razaleigh added that “radical reform” and not “piecemeal measures” was needed to move the economy forward but strongly suggested that it may not be possible under the present leadership.
Asked to clarify his meaning, Ku Li explained that Najib needs to move fast and translate his proposed policies into action to plug the swift drain of talent out of the country.
Najib is now in Hong Kong to promote Malaysia to fund managers and investors at the Credit Suisse’s 13th Asian Investment Conference which starts today.
The Prime Minister is due to receive a report on the NEM which he announced when taking office last April. The report and policies will be fully announced in June when Najib tables the 10th Malaysia Plan as the government wants public feedback to shape the NEM.
Malay right-wing groups have said the NEM must be guided by the NEP which was officially abandoned in 1990 and subsumed into the National Development Policy which ran from 1991 to 2000.
Razaleigh, who was unsuccessful in challenging Najib for the Umno presidency last year, remains a harsh critic of the ruling Barisan Nasional government policies particularly its refusal to give 5 per cent oil royalty to his home state Kelantan.
However, he has pledged loyalty to Umno despite calls to quit his Gua Musang seat and his division leadership. The opposition Pakatan Rakyat has privately urged him to join them but he has declined the offer.

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Poor Dayak/Iban In Kuching Scavanging For Living : Where Are the Iban Politicians and NGO like SADIA and SDNU?

KUCHING
Tuesday, 23rd March 2010

Where are the Iban Politicians and NGO such as SADIA and SDNU?

Sometimes in November last year (2009), while I was driving in the vacinity of Stapok, I saw two adult females and two children at the age of between 8 to 10 years scavanging the rubbish bins placed by MBKS in that area.
Based on their looks, I knew that they were the  poor dayak/Iban who lived around that area or could be as far as the Desa Wira resetlement scheme. And this morning, Borneo Post published the hardship of a single mother by the name of Entunan and her three young children age 11, 9 and 6 years old.
Entunan story that she shared with the Batu Kawah representative YB Tan from Sarawak United People Party (SUPP) was really sad. According to her, she built the hut where she and her children is staying using the scrapped metal, zinnc sheet and wood that she could found nearby. As for the expenses of the family, she relies on the money provide by the government and the local church. Looking at the high cost of living in Kuching, I just could not imagined how could she and her four children could live with the amount of RM 340 in Kuching. Another sad story that she shared with YB Tan was how the children going to school which is located about thirty minutes walking distance from their hut.
Entunan story is just a tip of an iceberg of the poor dayak/Iban in Kuching. There are many more Iban who migrated to Kuching and suffer like Entunan. But the point that I want to raise this morning is about the roles of the Dayak YBs and NGOs in helping these poor Iban families in Kuching.
We have so many YBs in DUN and parliament, but why none of them came forward to help these poor Iban. Politician like Jabu Numpang, Jemut Masing,Snowdan Lawan who openly claimed themselves as the dayak politicians and who had won the seats by dayak votes, but doing nothing to help the poor Iban/dayak in Kuching. Where are they?
Talking about dayak association or NGO, we have SADIA, SDNU and many more, but where are they? Are they only interested to get government grant or joining the association as a stepping stone to enter politic? And if barisan Nasional (BN)  politicians have been doing nothing to help the dayak, the PKR should take this opportunity. Being the new party to the dayak, helping the poor dayak/Iban in Kuching can help to increase PKR popularity amongst the dayal/Iban voters.

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Najib Should be Charged in Court For His Role in Perak "Coup-De-tat"

KUCHING
Monday, 22nd March 2010

StXXid Minister

Since PKR traitor Datuk Seri Zahrain Mohamed Hashim told the Dewan Rakyat that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (DSAI) intended to take over the federal government on Sept 16, 2008, many UMNO members suggested that DSAI should be investigated. One of them is Datuk Seri Rais Yatim. For those who don't recognise who is this sxxpid minister..well he is a Negeri Sembilan man whose political future was slaughtered during Mahathir reign but regained his power with his "bodek" style during Pak Lah times, and in short, he is a leader without EQ.
But for those outside UMNO inclusive of myself, I would like to urge the authority not to waste government resources on something which do not happen. Instead of investigate DSAI, police or MACC should question Najib for his role in Perak's Coup-De-tat.
Other than Najib, MACC should investigate all those PKR assemblymen who had quit the party to become the independent MPs...There could be some elements of corruption involved.

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Sarawak and Sabah Shattered Dreams in Joining Malaysia

KUCHING
Thursday, 18th March 2010

A Sarawak delegation leader to the British Parliament has claimed that Malaysia had failed to honour its promises that Sarawak and Sabah be equal partners when they joined the Federation of Malaysia.
Nicolas Bawin told members of the House of Commons that Sarawak agreed to join Sabah, Malaya and Singapore in the formation of the federation which was established on Sept 16, 1963.
"We agreed because of the terms and conditions that were promised us," said Bawin, when he presented a memorandum to the Commons on Mar 9.
The head of government offices in Sarawak are influxs with officers from Malaya. Not only that, the most obvious government department where Sarawakian and Sabahan are being sidelined is in the Armed Forces. Until now..none of the natives from Sarawak and Sabah have been promoted to the rank of Brigadier General. Are the native officers not capable ? I doubt it. Look at the Military history, which group had being awarded  with the galantary award SP and PGB the most....Bukittunggal 
In an interview with East Malaysia popular online portal, Bawin said he told the Commons that Malaya became the most beneficial party to the Malaysia Agreement, while Sabah and Sarawak only received hand-outs from Kuala Lumpur.
"What remains are trails of broken promises" said the former president of Sarawak Dayak National Union.
He said the special positions of the natives of Sarawak must be safeguarded especially on land ownership, fair quota in civil services including armed forces and police personnel, fair access to scholarship and education and training, and fair access to licences and permits to trade and business.
Bawin alleged: "The quota for the employment of natives in the service no longer applies in view of the flooding of civil service with Malayan officers as well as preference only to certain tribal groups.

British MPs urged to help

"The giving of scholarships and educational grants are also very discriminatory. Children of native people are not given their dues when it comes to the award of scholarship and educational grants.
"The giving of licences and permits to trade and business is also very discriminatory. It is so difficult for natives of Sarawak to get licences and permits. On the other hand, certain groups get them easily. This has encouraged the rise of corruption and bribery."
Bawin said he had called on the British MPs to help Sarawak to relook into the Malaysia Agreement as the state was once a British colony.
He added: "They are going to look into our allegations and complaints."
He said the British MPs had expressed their sympathies and concerns over the way Sarawakians and Sabahans have been treated in Malaysia.
According to Bawin, a member of the British Parliamentary Select Committees on Human Rights, Virendra Sharma, promised them that the British MPs would look into the claims.
"I will look into the allegations and bring them to a higher level," Sharma, who is the Labour MP for Ealing, told Bawin and Daniel John Jambun who led the Sabah delegation.
Haunted by ghosts of history

Jambun had also told the British MPs that the people of Sabah are experiencing "shattered hopes and broken dreams" since Sept 16, 1963.
"Malaysia was conceptualized and constituted with the best promises, endearing in us hopes and dreams for a greater future," he told the British MPs.
"It is with sadness that I stand here to witness that what had transpired since 16 September 1963 had been a series of events that had led us to the present situation in which we can justly proclaim to be in a situation of shattered hopes and broken dreams."
He said the people of Sabah have been haunted by ghosts of history dating back to Aug 31, 1963, the day Sabah gained its independence from Britain.
Jambun highlighted three pertinent issues which might or might not have direct concern to the present British government:

* There is a need to take a critical review of the rationales and instruments for the formation of Malaysia.

* The perennial issue of security which now affects the sovereignty of Sabah within Malaysia.

* The spiralling deterioration in the economic well-being of the people of Sabah.

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Musa Condemns Federal Government For Witholding Kelantan's Oil Royalty

KUALA LUMPUR
Thursday, 18th March 2010

Former Deputy Prime Minister Tun Musa Hitam appeared tonight to back Kelantan’s oil royalty claims, when he said that the state government should be allowed to manage federal funds whether they are called oil royalties or goodwill payments.
He said such funds should be paid directly to the state government in accordance with the law and should not be channelled through special committees.
In an interview with Astro Awani tonight, Musa said the funds must be paid to the state government because the aim of such payments was for the public’s benefit.
“Whether it is goodwill payments or oil royalty that is not important. As long as they use it for development for the people.
“We should establish a system where we can monitor the funds even if the powers are given to the state government,” he said.
Musa’s comments come amid his Umno colleague Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah’s campaign to back Kelantan’s oil royalty claim.
Putrajaya is adamant that it will not pay one sen of oil royalty to Kelantan for oil and gas extracted in a shared production block off its waters.
Instead the government will pay out RM20 million to the Kelantanese people via federal agencies in what it calls a goodwill payment, similar to the mechanism it used in Terengganu between 1999 and 2009 when PAS was in power.
Tengku Razaleigh also warned Umno-Barisan Nasional (BN) today that the ruling coalition could lose crucial votes in the next general election if the federal government continued to deny Kelantan’s oil royalty claims.
For the past few weeks, Umno leaders have stopped attacking the Gua Musang MP, concerned that verbal assaults will push him into the arms of the opposition and provide Pakatan Rakyat with a strong leader should Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim be convicted of sodomy.
But the politician, popularly known as Ku Li, is slated to question why Putrajaya withheld oil royalty payments to Terengganu during the PAS reign in the state, and raise questions on how the federal government used funds owed to the state government.
Musa, who was once politically aligned with Tengku Razaleigh in a rivalry against former Umno president Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in 1987, acknowledged tonight that his remarks may cause restlessness among current party leaders.
“When you hear my remarks it is not ‘mainstream’. Some may say it is closer to Tengku Razaleigh’s views. But do not misunderstand me... to say that Musa is back with Tengku Razaleigh. No, we are old so don’t worrylah.”
But Musa said he believes that Tengku Razaleigh knows what he is standing up for in his fight for Kelantan.
“I believe he is well versed with the issue because he was from Petronas before and he was in government."

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Zahrain Hashim Names Bung Moktar Radin and Anifah Aman Among the BN Defectors in Anwar September 16 Power Transition Plan

KUALA LUMPUR
Thursday, 18th March 2010

Bayan Baru MP Datuk Seri Zahrain Hashim or "PKR Traitor" today named eight MPs, whom he claimed were ready to jump ship in the opposition’s bid to takeover the government on Sept 16, 2008.
They were Datuk Seri Abdul Ghapur Salleh (BN-Kalabakan), Datuk Seri Anifah Aman (BN-Kimanis), Datuk Bung Moktar Radin (BN-Kinabatangan), Datuk Chua Soon Bui (Independent-Tawau), Datuk Eric Majimbun (Independent-Sepanggar), Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi (BN-Batu Pahat), Datuk Seri Tengku Azlan Sultan Abu Bakar (BN-Jerantut) and Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah (BN-Gua Musang).
A Dewan Rakyat deputy speaker was also in the fray, said Zahrain in his speech when debating the royal address in the Dewan Rakyat.
The whole House broke into laughter when Deputy Speaker Datuk Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar interjected: “Which deputy speaker?”

Zahrain claimed that there was a link between online newspaper MalaysiaKini and Raja Petra Kamarudin (RPK)’s news portal with the opposition and urged the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission to probe into it.
Speaking to reporters at the Parliament lobby, Zahrain denied that he was a “BN mercenary soldier” as he had been vocal even before he left Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR).
Meanwhile, PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution hit back at Zahrain by calling him a “BN attack dog”.
“Zahrain assumes a new role to denigrate the opposition and his sudden outburst was a marked different from his heydays in the PKR.
“He hardly took part in parliamentary debates for the past two years but all of a sudden he became very vocal.
“When these MPs jumped ship, they turn into ‘attack dogs’. They had prepared texts prepared for them and bring up issues which they think are crucial,” added Saifuddin.
Responding to the label “attack dog”, Zahrain retorted that it was unbecoming for him to be given such a label, and he added “Anyway, it will not stop me. Do respect me as an MP.”

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

61 Years Old Woman Forced to Have Sex with 50 People By ED Husband

SARAWAK
Tuesday, 16th March 2010

This has to be one 'sick' story. The husband has erectile problems, so he forced his wife to have sex with other men while he directed and filmed the acts.
So far, the 61-year-old housewife claimed that she must have sex with over 50 men, reported the Star.
The woman said her husband would recruit the men from nearby rubber estates and supervise her on the various moves and positions while he recorded it on video.
He would also assault her if she refused to consent to the acts.
She kept silent about the abuses as she did not want her aged and ill parents to worry about her.
However, recently she could no longer withstand the "crazy acts" of her 66-year-old retiree husband and ran away from her home in Sarawak on March 6.
She then sought the help of MCA Public Services and Complaints Department chief Michael Chong yesterday.
The woman, identified only as Chia, said she married the widower, who was from the same village as her, 12 years ago.
"He treated me well and loved me very much until he had erection problem four years ago,'' she said.
"He wanted to see me having sex with other men'
Chia said since then, he began recruiting foreign workers, mostly Indonesians, from nearby rubber estates to have sex with her.
In return, the husband would buy the workers beer or pay their handphone bills.
"He wanted to see me having sex with other men. He would tell me what styles he wanted for that day and record our acts,'' she told a press conference at the department yesterday.
She said he had even pressed her to have sex with multiple partners but she refused.
"In the beginning, he only wanted me to do it once a month but eventually, he became very aggressive and got me at least five men a month for the past two years," she added.
She is currently seeking shelter at a friend's home in the peninsula.
"I am very scared and do not want to go home,'' she said, adding that she was also worried that he would make the "films" public.
Chong said he would help Chia to seek legal advice on the matter.

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Kee Thuan Chye- Not a time to lose March 8 spirit

KUCHING
Tuesday, 16th March 2010

First and foremost, I would like to thanks my friend from a popular blog on photography name Hornbill-hornbill for sharing this good article with Bukittunggal.
Relevant with current political down-turn of Pakatan Rakyat (PR), the time is just perfect for me to re-published this article in this weblog. Eventhough majority of the PR members did not mind with the action of some of the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) MPs leaving the party, but some of the members, members migt be worried with the trend. Therefore to motivate these "good members" and to prevent them from following the footsteps of these "lost MPs" , I would like to republished the article here........
There was a lot of optimism right after March 8, 2008. There was a sense that things would get better. But has there been much change two years since that day?

Instead of seeing multi-racialism being freely accepted and manifested in government policies, we find ourselves becoming more divided along racial lines. Right after March 8, Umno embarked on its campaign to warn the Malays that they were under threat and to rise up against this.
The government has assumed a schizophrenic personality - the prime minister talks about 1Malaysia while his deputy says things that are completely contradictory. The PM talks about multi-racial unity while his own party campaigns for Malay unity.
Many of us had hoped that, after the elections, both Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat would set aside their political differences and get down to the business of working for the national interest, of saving this country.
Instead, they have been doing their darnedest to do the dirty on each other. BN is coming out tops in that effort because it has the media under its control. Both seem to be doing their worst to win the next general election.

We hoped for leaders who would be honest, clean and respectful of us the people, who would not think we were stupid or immature. Quite soon after Najib Abdul Razak took over as prime minister, he told a gathering of senior mainstream media editors: “I have no baggage.”
The editors nearly fell off their chairs. If the No. 1 leader of this country can say something like that, what can we expect of the rest?
No wonder then Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar could say that Sin Chew Daily journalist Tan Hoon Cheng had been detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) “for her own protection”. And current Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein (right) could come out to defend the cow-head protestors and actually say “they felt victimised”.
But the ‘best’ comment on that incident came from Dr Mohd Khir Toyo: “There was no religious significance in bringing the head. The cow is a stupid creature and (the protestors) wanted to point out that the (Selangor) state government was being stupid.”

How did such a person become menteri besar of Selangor?

Khir Toyo...Toyol Saga

Instead of being a formidable force providing a strong opposition in Parliament, Pakatan is now fighting to salvage its image. The number of elected representatives who have quit PKR is distressing, and Pakatan can’t blame the mainstream media for this. Neither can Pakatan blame anyone for its ability to produce ‘frogs’.
Anwar Ibrahim promised us defections from BN to Pakatan on Sept 16, 2008, but it never happened. Now it’s happening - but the defectors are from Pakatan. In any case, Anwar’s attempt to take over the federal government on Sept 16 was misguided and merely exposed his true ambition - to be prime minister, above all else.
We now see infighting among Pakatan’s elected representatives. We hear allegations of corruption in their ranks. We realise that many of them are in public service not to serve the public but to serve their own interests. All these negative developments threaten to erode our faith in Pakatan. Can they put their act together? Can they form a viable government?
After March 8, we hoped the government would undo the damage that had been inflicted on our country by the man who screwed up our institutions, created a culture of fear, fostered the negotiated contract, invested our money in white elephants - and still doesn’t know when to shut up. The Americans could only make ‘Avatar’; he managed to lead a country to the dogs. And yet the government has not dismantled the culture he created in order to restore our faith in the country’s institutions.
On the issue of race, Najib’s 1Malaysia project is mere window-dressing. It’s old wine in a new bottle. And I’m not apologising for the non-halal reference. I leave that sort of apologising to Star.
What 1Malaysia is there when Najib says one thing and his deputy, Muhyiddin Yassin, says the direct opposite? The very day Najib publicly unveiled the 1Malaysia logo, Muhyiddin said Umno would fight to the last drop of blood to protect Malay rights. He has also said the BTN courses are uniting Malaysians in line with the 1Malaysia concept. How? Pray tell.
What 1Malaysia is there when Najib says one thing and his aide Nasir Safar says the Indians came to this country as beggars and the Chinese as prostitutes? And that “We can anytime revoke the citizenship of the Indians in Malaysia”?

Media failures

More insidious is the rise of the right-wing movement that the government has done nothing to discourage. Only last week, the Home Ministry granted its most prominent group, Perkasa, a permit to publish a fortnightly newspaper. Meanwhile, Utusan Malaysia and Berita Harian continue to pour poison into the ears of the Malays by spinning that they are losing their land and privileges.
Surely, Najib could put a stop to such spin since the newspapers are owned by Umno? Why doesn’t he? Is it because he encourages media freedom? If so, why do we still have the Printing Presses and Publications Act, which requires media organisations to renew their licences every year at the pleasure of the home minister? Why is it still there to turn media owners and editors into eunuchs?
Star recently published an article which critiqued the caning of the three Muslim women for illicit sex, and public caning in general. When a few Muslim NGOs complained, the Home Ministry promptly issued the newspaper a show-cause letter. The ministry also insisted on an apology. So the paper dutifully apologised. No doubt all this is meant to intimidate Star so it won’t dare to run such articles again.
Should it be frightened? How do we push the parameters if we continue to be frightened? How do we encourage healthy public debate? I personally doubt the ministry would close down Star. The public repercussions would be negative for the government. More importantly, BN would cease to have an important organ for the dissemination of its propaganda. Star reaches out to a wide non-Malay, mainly middle-class readership. BN can’t afford not to reach out to these people.
Even after March 8, the mainstream media is failing us. Remember how relatively balanced they were in the months after March 8? Their owners realised that for the sake of public acceptance, they had to temper their pro-government bias and so they opened the window of objectivity by a few degrees. Besides, they had to hedge their bets in case Anwar did manage to take over the government.
But then when Sept 16 didn’t happen, there was no need to consider that any more. So the mainstream media stopped being balanced. Months later, Najib took over as PM. He tightened the screws. Thereafter, the mainstream media went back to bashing Pakatan.

Selective change

To be fair to Najib, he has shown that he’s serious about economic reform and he’s trying to make Malaysia more competitive and to lure foreign investors. He has also come up with the Government’s Transformation Programme that identifies six key areas in which the government intends to improve its service to the public.
The effects of all these, however, are not conspicuous yet. He did try to table three laws in Parliament to settle the touchy issue of religious conversion but this was forestalled at the last minute by the Conference of Rulers. But meanwhile, where are the institutional reforms?
When he became PM, he released numerous ISA detainees, among them the Hindraf leaders. But wasn’t that done with the next general election in mind - to win back the Indians? What about the more important issue - the ISA itself? What is being done about that? And what about the Universities and University Colleges Act, which denies student participation in not just political activities but also social activities that are not approved by the vice-chancellor?
Recently, the Universiti Malaya Speaker’s Corner was reactivated and a deputy minister who was somehow present at the event called it a clear example of the government’s open approach. Someone should test what can’t be said at that Speaker’s Corner.
What about the law enforcement institutions? We have yet to see the setting-up of the IPCMC which could help reduce crime and police corruption, and promote better observance of human rights by the police.
The ACA was reformed to become the MACC to battle corruption more effectively. Look at what it’s doing these days - mostly picking on opposition politicians to bring them to shame. Almost every opposition leader worth his salt is being investigated by the MACC. If you are not being investigated, you haven’t arrived.
We could also go into the attorney-general’s office and ask what has happened to the Lingam case, the PKFZ case, the RMAF case, the Hasbie Safar case, and whether the people who placed wild-boar’s heads in the two mosques have been arrested. What do you think we might discover?

Shaking off fear

So, what good has March 8 brought us after all?
Fundamentally, I think Malaysians are becoming more courageous. More and more are speaking up. Fewer and fewer are kowtowing to the people in high places. We are struggling to shake off the culture of fear - and I think we are succeeding. Look at the turnout at candlelight vigils and protest marches.
At the protests against the ISA detention of Tan Hoon Cheng, Raja Petra Kamarudin and Teresa Kok, people whom you’d never expected to see at such gatherings actually showed up. Three years ago, such people would not have dared come near such activities.
There is a new spirit of defiance now, and we have models of defiance to show us the way - among them Anwar Ibrahim since the reformasi days, Raja Petra, P Uthayakumar, Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin and his Perak band, and Malaysiakini. Instead of giving in to authoritative pressure, they stood tall. And that’s how it should be.
Malaysians are no longer so afraid of another May 13. Sure, there is always the possibility of racial riots flaring up but people are generally more sensible now. Besides, no responsible government would want racial riots to erupt and frighten away investors. The recent ‘Allah’ issue reinforces that. Despite the puny efforts of a few to create an incident by fire-bombing churches, attacking a surau and depositing wild-boar heads in mosques, the opportunity for riots fizzled out.
The political battlefields of Malaysia are no longer so clear-cut and marked by Malays versus non-Malays. From the time of reformasi in the late 1990s, the split within the Malay community has been evident.
In the 1999 general election (GE), it was the non-Malay voters who saved BN from possibly losing its two-thirds majority. Compared to the 1995 GE, Umno’s votes in 1999 dropped by 8 percent. Najib nearly got voted out of the Pekan constituency. He scraped through with a majority of only 241 votes.
In fact, as long ago as the mid-70s, it had already been predicted that a time would come when the major political strife would be between the Malays. The failure of the NEP to evenly redistribute wealth among the Malays has accelerated this. A class fight is settling in between the Malays who have not and the Malays who have a lot.
The real issue now is corruption. Many Malays have come to realise that the people who join Umno these days are largely doing so not because they believe in helping their own community but because they want to get rich.
Umno still tries to sell the idea of ketuanan Melayu but to the Malay have-nots, what is the meaning of that ketuanan? Even so, when push comes to shove, anything can happen. Much will depend on how effectively Umno plays the racial game. While it is unwise to look at the Malays as a monolith, it is equally unwise to ignore the tribal instincts of a community. Especially when it’s constantly being told that it’s under siege.
Looking forward on a more optimistic note, however, we have to acknowledge that March 8 has given us something precious for the next GE, and hopefully for longer into the future - choice. Now we have two coalitions to offer us their idea of a better deal. If we want to retain this duopoly that should work to our benefit, we have to nurture it. It sure beats having a monopoly.


The next GE will be crucial. It will determine whether we’ll get more of the same old, same old or whether we will get real change. Whether we will continue to be a nation divided along racial lines or be hopeful of being a truly Malaysian nation. If we are to keep the March 8 spirit alive and make irreversible the trend to take Malaysia out of the dark ages, we have to do our part. Those who have not yet registered as voters should do so as soon as possible.
It’s going to be a tough GE. Najib will want to prove himself worthy of being PM by winning it. He hasn’t won one yet. He’s PM now by default. He’s PM because of 2,600 Umno delegates. That’s the number that actually decided who would become prime minister. Only 2,600. We have seen in his handling of Perak how ruthless he can be when it comes to such things. So we need to be vigilant.
One of the tactics BN will resort to is gerrymandering. This might explain the recent PKR defections. BN will need a two-thirds majority to push through a Bill in Parliament calling for a redelineation of parliamentary constituencies. If it succeeds, redelineation will be really bad news for Pakatan. The opposition will have to strive even harder to win constituencies re-drawn to favour BN.
As it stands, Sabah and Sarawak seem secure for BN. To ensure that, Najib has been pumping more and more money into those states. In the peninsula, 70 percent of the current parliamentary seats are Malay-majority seats. That’s where PAS and PKR have to work really hard to deliver the votes. If they lose the battle for the Malay votes and Sabah and Sarawak remain loyal to BN, not only will Pakatan not make it to Putrajaya; BN might get back its two-thirds majority.
Whatever it is, when the next general election comes around, it might be appropriate to recall the words of Franklin Roosevelt: “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
Choice is what we have now. That has been the gift of March 8. We should exercise that choice - for the betterment of our country. And exercise it without fear.
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Mapping the Global Muslim Population

KUALA LUMPUR
Tuesday, 16th March 2010

A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World's Muslim Population
As Published in The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life in October 2009

Acomprehensive demographic study of more than 200 countries finds that there are 1.57 billion Muslims of all ages living in the world today, representing 23% of an estimated 2009 world population of 6.8 billion.
While Muslims are found on all five inhabited continents, more than 60% of the global Muslim population is in Asia and about 20% is in the Middle East and North Africa. However, the Middle East-North Africa region has the highest percentage of Muslim-majority countries. Indeed, more than half of the 20 countries and territories1 in that region have populations that are approximately 95% Muslim or greater.
More than 300 million Muslims, or one-fifth of the world's Muslim population, live in countries where Islam is not the majority religion. These minority Muslim populations are often quite large. India, for example, has the third-largest population of Muslims worldwide. China has more Muslims than Syria, while Russia is home to more Muslims than Jordan and Libya combined.
Of the total Muslim population, 10-13% are Shia Muslims and 87-90% are Sunni Muslims. Most Shias (between 68% and 80%) live in just four countries: Iran, Pakistan, India and Iraq.
These are some of the key findings of Mapping the Global Muslim Population: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World's Muslim Population, a new study by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life. The report offers the most up-to-date and fully sourced estimates of the size and distribution of the worldwide Muslim population, including sectarian identity.
Previously published estimates of the size of the global Muslim population have ranged widely, from 1 billion to 1.8 billion.2 But these commonly quoted estimates often have appeared without citations to specific sources or explanations of how the figures were generated.
The Pew Forum report is based on the best available data for 232 countries and territories. Pew Forum researchers, in consultation with nearly 50 demographers and social scientists at universities and research centers around the world, acquired and analyzed about 1,500 sources, including census reports, demographic studies and general population surveys, to arrive at these figures - the largest project of its kind to date. (See Methodology for more detail.)
The Pew Forum's estimate of the Shia population (10-13%) is in keeping with previous estimates, which generally have been in the range of 10-15%. Some previous estimates, however, have placed the number of Shias at nearly 20% of the world's Muslim population.3 Readers should bear in mind that the figures given in this report for the Sunni and Shia populations are less precise than the figures for the overall Muslim population. Data on sectarian affiliation have been infrequently collected or, in many countries, not collected at all. Therefore, the Sunni and Shia numbers reported here are expressed as broad ranges and should be treated as approximate.
These findings on the world Muslim population lay the foundation for a forthcoming study by the Pew Forum, scheduled to be released in 2010, that will estimate growth rates among Muslim populations worldwide and project Muslim populations into the future. The Pew Forum plans to launch a similar study of global Christianity in 2010 as well. The Pew Forum also plans to conduct in-depth public opinion surveys on the intersection of religion and public life around the world, starting with a 19-country survey of sub-Saharan Africa scheduled to be released later this year. These forthcoming studies are part of a larger effort - the Global Religious Futures Project, jointly funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John Templeton Foundation - that aims to increase people's understanding of religion around the world.


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Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin warns of crackdown on religious hate

KUALA LUMPUR
Monday, 15th March 2010


Malaysia's king urged authorities Monday to take stern action against religious hatemongers amid government efforts to rebuild trust following a dispute over the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslims.
The remarks by Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin in his annual speech to Parliament underscored lingering concerns about racial solidarity, two months after a string of attacks on mostly Christian churches apparently sparked by a spat over whether only Muslims should be allowed to use "Allah" to refer to God.
Malaysia's constitutional monarch did not specifically refer to the dispute or the attacks, but urged "all parties to take heed of black marks in our country's history and avoid raising sensitive issues that could jeopardize public peace and the people's harmonious lives."
Sultan Mizan said he wanted authorities to take "stern action" against people who exploit freedom of speech to cause conflicts. The text of the king's yearly speech to inaugurate a new parliamentary session is generally prepared by the government and reflects its policies.
The king did not elaborate, but government authorities have said that racial instigators could be detained under the Internal Security Act, which provides for indefinite detention without trial.
So far, 10 people have been charged in court in connection with some of the firebomb attacks and vandalism on 11 churches, a Sikh temple, three mosques and two Muslim prayer rooms in January. Most of them have been identified as Muslims and face up to 20 years in prison if convicted of attempting to destroy places of worship.
The attacks began on churches before spreading to other houses of worship shortly after Malaysia's High Court ruled on New Year's Eve that Christians can use "Allah" to refer to God in the Malay language-a decision that angered many among the ethnic Malay Muslim majority.
The government has appealed the verdict, arguing that the non-Muslim use of "Allah" can confuse Muslims and even lure them to convert. Christians say they have used the word for centuries in their literature.
The dispute has fueled accusations by minorities, who are mainly ethnic Chinese and Indians, that the Muslim-dominated government is slow to protect their interests compared to its strong defense of Islam, the official religion of nearly two-thirds of Malaysia's 28 million people. The government denies any unfair discrimination.

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Jihad Jane II: second US woman arrested over cartoonist murder plot

Ireland
Sunday, 14thth March 2010

An American woman who converted to Islam last year and was lured to Europe by online extremists was arrested in Ireland in connection with a suspected plot to murder a Swedish cartoonist, her mother said on Saturday.

Jamie Paulin-Ramirez, the second American woman to be linked to the plot, had vowed to "strap a bomb" for the jihad cause, said Christine Mott.
Miss Paulin-Ramirez was a troubled single mother who taught her six-year-old son to hate Christians, said Mrs Mott. The 31-year-old had the "mentality of an abused woman" and had fallen in with extremists to escape her loneliness, according to her mother.
"She doesn't have the sense God gave a goose. She's book-smart and common-sense-dumb," said Mrs Mott.
Miss Paulin-Ramirez, a former trainee nurse from Leadville, Colorado, was one of seven people arrested in Ireland last week over an alleged conspiracy to murder Lars Vilks, a Swedish cartoonist who had depicted the prophet Mohammed with the body of a dog.
In a development that has caused alarm in the United States, she was the second American woman to be linked with the plot.
Colleen LaRose, who allegedly called herself Jihad Jane on the internet, was charged in the US last week over the plot to kill Mr Vilks.
Irish police have now released four of those arrested without charge and her parents confirmed Miss Paulin-Ramirez was one of them.
According to friends and family, both women had converted to Islam and became obsessed with radical Muslim internet sites, later agreeing to marry foreign men they had met online.
Her mother said the thrice-married Miss Paulin-Ramirez had even communicated online with a Pakistani who said he wanted to come to the US to learn to fly.
Mrs Mott said her daughter told her last Easter she had become a Muslim.
She began talking about jihad with George Mott, her stepfather and a longtime Muslim convert, telling him she would die for the cause, but became increasingly hostile to her family, said her mother.
"We were enemies. We couldn't even speak to each other," said Mrs Mott.
"I'd yell at her, 'Get off the damn computer, do something with your son.'" During a recent phone call, the boy told her that "all Christians will burn in hellfire", said Mrs Mott.
After she left in September, Miss Paulin-Ramirez told her family she had moved to Ireland and married an Algerian she had met online.
Mrs Mott said her daughter, who was "the kid in the class everyone picked on and made fun of", had "got sucked in" and was simply looking for someone who would love her.

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