Thursday, April 29, 2010


Monday, 26th April 2010

In it effort to win the support from the young and professional voters and members, PKR P-202 Sri Aman had launched it facebook on Monday, 26th April 2010.
With the launching of it Facebook, which is the most popular Social Networking Site, the party particularly in P202 will be able to attract more young voters or those below the age of 50 years to support the party struggle. So far the PKR P202-Sri Aman facebook has recieved few visitors even as far as the Peninsular.
For PKR party members in P202 they are encourage to visit and register themselves as member of the PKR P202-Sri Aman facebook. As for the other members from the other branches, their visits to PKR P202-Sri Aman facebook is very much appreciated.
Please click here for PKR P202-Sri Aman facebook

Mupok Aku


P212-SIBU By-Election A Show Case Between Sarawak DAP Chief and SUPP Sibu Assistant Treasurer

Wednesday, 28th April 2010

In year 2008 General election Democratic Action Party (DAP) candidate was defeated by Sarawak United People Party (SUPP) with more than 3000 majority. In the election Richard Wong of DAP gannered 15903 votes compared to Datuk Robert Lau with 19138 total votes.
In the coming by-election Richard Wong of DAP is going to take on Robert Lau Junior as he is called by SUPP. Robert Lau junior real name is Robert Lau Hu Yiew. He is a second cousin to the late datuk Robert Lau.
Compare to year 2008 election, the coming by-election look much easier for Richard Wong. In the 2008 electionhe  fought Rober Lau who was very popular among the Sibuans. But in this coming election he is going to fight the novice politician who is not well known by the people of Sibu particularly among the Hawkers. So that the reason, since the demised of Datuk Robert Lau,Lau Junior accompanying by Datu Wong Soon Koh, has been visiting Sibu market almost everyday. His visits to the market were covered by his family newspaper the Borneo Post.
For Pakatan Rakyat, Sibu by-election is a vital ground for them to test their presence in Sarawak especially when the state election is approaching. The last time that they compete in the election in Sarawak was in April 2010, when their candidate ex-YB Jawah Gerang from PKR was defeated by Mussen Lamoh from Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS).
To the voters in Sibu, please select your representative wisely. Remember that if you vote for SUPP candidate you may consider endosing Sibu to be controlled by Lau's clan.
I only have this for all of you, the voters in sarawak "Abandon SUPP and jump into our boat" by throw your VOTE FOR PAKATAN!

Mupok Aku


Sunday, April 25, 2010


Sunday, 25th April 2010


Barisan Nasional’s (BN) P Kamalanathan has won a hard-fought Hulu Selangor by-election in what will be seen as a boost for Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration, but Pakatan Rakyat (PR) is expected to take heart from the close margin.
BN won today’s poll by just 1725 votes, recouping spoilt votes which contributed to its defeat in Election 2008, but failing to convincingly bury a strong PR.
Earlier today, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had set a target of winning by up to 6,000 votes as observers had noted that BN needed to win big after pulling out all the stops during the campaign to justify Najib’s personal involvement and its pork-barrelled spending.
The ruling coalition had thrown everything and the kitchen sink at the campaign in an attempt to to put it on track to recovery after a string of by-election defeats since Election 2008.
BN had lost in all by-elections in the peninsular since 2008, except for its stronghold of Bagan Pinang in Negri Sembilan, which it retained in a by-election last October.
In today’s vote, Kamalanathan obtained 24,997 votes while Zaid received 23,272.
The results suggest BN and PR are still neck and neck in the battle for support from Malaysians, particularly in the peninsular.

PKR blames poor turnout on BN intimidation and hanky-panky

PKR has expressed disappointment in the poor voter turnout for the crucial polls today and blames it on Barisan Nasional’s (BN) steady intimidation on voters and hanky-panky in the electoral roll.
Besides the “illegal” change of voting stations for 13,488 voters in the large constituency, PKR said they have also received more than 50 complaints from voters who claim their names were suddenly removed from the electoral roll.
“We are still tallying the number of complaints we have received but it is safe to say that there are more than 50 of them,” PKR election director Fuziah Salleh told The Malaysian Insider.
She added that the practice of intimidation by rowdy BN supporters and dubious campaign methods employed by the BN faction had also caused a large portion of the electorate to shy away from today’s crucial polling.
“We cannot say for certain why this is happening... We are still wondering why ourselves. However, we believe that this was largely due to the politics of intimidation used by them,” she said.
As at the close of today’s polls, a total of 48,935 voters out of the total 64,500 voters or 75.8 per cent have cast their ballots.
While today’s voting process concluded successfully without overly violent clashes, the small voter turnout despite the importance of the heavily-publicised by-election comes as a surprise.
PKR views the election as crucial for it badly needs to patch up its tattered image as a solid opposition party in view of the spate of damaging defections that rocked the party of late.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in the meantime has already labelled the by-election, the country’s tenth since Election 2008, as a referendum to his administration which has been embarking on a more liberalised stance.
The BN has pitched first-time candidate P. Kamalanathan against political heavyweight from PKR Datuk Zaid Ibrahim, who was formerly Umno’s Cabinet minister of law.
“According to our figures, the voter turnout in the Felda areas were a little less than 70 per cent. The Chinese that came out to vote were only about 75 per cent and for the Indian voters, the turnout in the estates were lower than those in the towns. For the Malays, only about 70 per cent turned out,” said Fuziah.
She pointed out that the PKR was suspicious of the method that the by-election was run, adding that in Serendah, the returning officers in three schools had refused to sign the Form 14 of the counting agents.
“By failing to sign, it means they can do anything they want with the forms and we cannot do anything to claim it was a fraud,” she said.
She added however that the PKR’s orders to all its counting agents was never to leave their posts until the forms were signed.
“We told them to lock themselves in the stations and never leave until the forms are signed. This is a matter of life and death,” she cautioned.
Meanwhile, early indication show that PKR may just have a chance to clinch the polls.
An observer told The Malaysian Insider that the poor voter turnout was largely due to the intimidating campaign style used by the BN to buy over support to their side.
“Maybe they are afraid to vote against the BN so they decided to take the goodies and stay away from the polls,” said the observer.
Former candidate V. S. Chandran told The Malaysian Insider that the BN would likely lose in areas like the Kerling polling district, Rasa and Kuala Kubu Bharu town.
“The sentiment in those areas are strong against the BN... people are unhappy with what happened before with our previous candidate,” he noted, in reference to MIC deputy president Datuk G. Palanivel, who was the MP for Hulu Selangor for four terms since 1990.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

AGM and Selection of New Committee For Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) P202 Sri Aman Branch

Balai Ringin
Saturday, 24th April 2010

Welcoming Speech by Saudara Cubbold John Lusoi

At the beginning, saudara Cubbold was in dilemma  whether to continue with the meeting or otherwise as Ibi and Jimmy Donald did not turn up. But after given the greenlight by Datuk Seri Daniel Tajem to continue, he proceed with the meeting with much endeavour.....

After more than 2 years of the formation of the Protem Committee of PKR Cabang P202 Sri Aman, today it Protem Committee Chairman Saudara Cubbold John Lusoi conveyed the Meeting to form and selecting the Committee Members for PKR Cabang P202 Sri Aman.

The meeting was held in the semi-completed Balai Ringin SADIA office. Despite without electricity and enough chairs for about 100 members that attended the meeting, but it was held successfully.
In his opening remark , saudara Cubbold John reminded all the PKR Cabang P202 Sri Aman to support the party. In thanking Datuk Seri Daniel Tajem ak Miri, the PKR Advisor in sarawak for his attendance, Saudara Cubbold John said that his presence in the meeting will boost the morale and working Spirit of the PKR members particularly the new elected committee members.Before invited Datuk Seri Daniel Tajem to deliver his speech, Saudara Cubbold John proposed that the veteran politician represent the party in the coming election, in the state or  the parliamentary election.

PKR Must Set A Realistic Goal to Replace The BN Government and Not Pehin Taib Mahmud Only...Datuk Seri Daniel Tajem to PKR Members..
Datuk Seri Daniel Tajem in his speech rejected the offer made by Suadara Cubbold John. In turning down the offer he cited his poor health, age factor and too many commitment as the reasons. In his speech, he remind all the PKR members to be focused and to set a more realistic objective, cited an example such as to change the BN government instead of Taib Mahmud, because he said changing Taib Mahmud alone will not be able to change the current condition especially the NCR issue that affected the native of Sarawak. In his long informative and persuasive speech to the party members that present, he also informed the members Pn Ibie, ex-YB Jimmy Donald and Serit Tukok had held the another meeting last week. Since the meeting was held without informing the protem committee Chairman Saudara John Cubbold, the meeting was considered not valid. And upon asked by Saudara Cobbold John, Datuk Seri Daniel Tajem advised him to proceed with the meeting and select the new Committee members.

Following are the elected Members of PKR P202 Sri Aman branch (Cabang) 
 Datuk Seri Daniel Tajem With Newly Elected Members of PKR P202 Sri Aman Branch (Cabang).

1) Ketua JDM Daerah : Saudara Cubbold John Lusoi

2) Timbalan : Robert Dan Giang

3) AJK :
  • T. Ulie
  • Samir Sujai
  • Augustine Anggat
  • Capt Rtd Ayong Entili
  • Goh Teo Kui
  • Tonny Galau
  • Gara Uging
  • Kamal ak Jenau

The other potfolios were still vacant as they were the pregorative of the Ketua JDM Daerah to appoint. These vacant potfolios were as follows :

  1. Naibb Ketua I, II and III
  2. Ketua Penerangan
  3. Setiausaha
  4. Bendahari
  5. Ketua AMK
  6. Ketua Wanita
  7. 9 AJK Members
Many issues were discussed and shared during the meeting. Since there was no other issue to discuss,  the meeting concluded and members left Balai Ringin at about 4.50PM.....

Mupok Aku


Friday, April 23, 2010

Wong Soon Koh Cries For Sibu Hawkers Association Member Votes

Friday, 24th April 2010

Wong Soon Koh Cries

Wong Soon Koh Seen Wipes Away his tears begging for the votes from Sibu Hawker Association Members!

While most of us making love with our wives and shedding  our se..n into our wives,  but Wong Soon Koh one of Sarawak United People Party senior member shed his tears, begging to the Sibu hawkers association members to throw thier votes to it candidate for the in-coming by-election for P212.
As had been announced by Election Commission (EC) Sibu by-election will be held on 15th may 2010.
SUPP had announced that it will rely on Junior Robert Lau (late Robert Lau's cousin) to defend P212 from PR. Junir Robert lau is a noviced in politic and he will almost probably will be challenged by sarawak DAP's chief, who is more senior and well known compared to Robert lau Junior.

But Why Did SUPP Choose to Campaign in The Market

Based on newspaper reports, SUPP is intensifying their campaign among the hawkers. Many people believed that SUPP effort to relocate the hawkers from the traditional market location in Sibu to the proper Sibu market had recieved the heavy objection from the hawkers which could number more than 3000 in Sibu. This number if translated to votes can cost SUPP the P212 seat.
But how SUPP could win the heart of these hawkers is very much depending on how well SUPP and Robert Lau junior interact with these hawkers.
As for DAP with current crisis affecting SUPP, they have better opportunity to win Sibu by-election. What DAP and Pakatan Rakyat need to do now is to continue and to intensify their campaign by now and not on last minute..
Let's pray to god sop that PR could win this coming by-election, and to the Chinese voters in Sibu lets teach SUPP a lesson in Sibu.......

Mupok Aku


Thursday, April 22, 2010

P212-Sibu By Election : SUPP Wants to Repeat Batang Ai Victory By Frequent Visits to Marketplace


Poster Market Visit

Article Market Visit
The Market Politician?

SUPP is desperate to win the coming by-election in Sibu, this is what I see in the biggest Chinese party in Sarawak. The party which has been humiliated during the year 2008 General Election is hoping to win the by by-election.
Following the deatH of datuk Robert Lau, Election Commission (EC) had made an announcemment that the by-election for Sibu will be held on 15th May 2010.

In the 2008 general election, late Robert Lau retained the largely urban seat with a 3,549-vote majority, beating Sarawak DAP chairman Wong Ho Leng and PKR’s Lim Chin Chuang in a three cornered fight.
Dr Wong Soon Koh as qouted in Borneo Post said that SUPP will win the by-election just like wht the other BN component party did in Batang Ai by-election held last April 2009. But what Wong Soon Koh forgot to consider the differents between the two by-elections in term of Geographically and socially.
In Sibu which is an urban area where the development is not a concern, most of the voters are educated and rich, and the most importantly majority of the voters are Chinese. Where as for Batang Ai, the most important factors why Barisan Nasional won the election was of it voters background and mentality. In contrast with Sibu, majority of the voters in Lubok Antu were Iban, whose are still in the "chawat mentality" and whose access to development were still very far behind thus easily manipulated by the BN. It was proven by the election result where the BN candidate despite his novice in politic but still managed to defeat Jawah Gerang with bigger majority.
For Pakatan Rakyat (PR), Sibu by-election is very crucial as a morale booster or a test ground prior to Sarawak state election which is due by July next year.PR in Sibu election will be represented by DAP candidate as agreed by the leaders of component parties in PR.
SUPP has lobbied for Sibu branch assistant treasurer Robert Lau Hui Yew, 45(Late Robert Lau's cousin) as the Barisan Nasional candidate for the by-election.Since then the party has started the campaign by visiting the hawker market in Sibu. So far, he has made two visits to the Sibu market and both had been given a wide coverage by Borneo Post, the local English newspaper.Obviously based on the newspaper report, SUPP will do whatever it takes to retain Sibu seat.
But in contrast, until today DAP has still not making any official announcement on their candidacy eventhough it has been speculated that it will be represented by Wong Ching Yong ,Or a new faces such as Lau Hui Ung, Yap Hai Loi and Oscar Ling or by Wong Ho Leng himself. Of these names, almost probably Wong himself will represents DAP. He is a well-known among the Chinese community, not only in Sibu, but all over Sarawak.

P212 Sibu
Sibu P212

According to EC, the electoral roll to be used in Sibu by-election has a total of 54,695 voters, including 2,537 postal voters.And Of the registered voters, 5,740 comprise Malays (10.5 %), 36,389 Chinese (66.7 %), 54 Indians (0.1%), 218 Bumi Sabah (4%), 12, 050 Bumi Sarawak (22.1%), orang asli 23 (0.04%) and 71 others (0.13%).

Who Will Win the By-Election?

Who will be the choice of voters? Can SUPP ensure that the seat remain in its grip as it faces internal problems and dissatisfaction of the Chinese community towards this oldest party? SUPP which was established in 1959 is seen as facing endless internal crisis, and has failed to resolve issues involving the Chinese community, including economy and education. One must remember that in Sibu Town area, some 60 percent of its voters are Chinese, while the remaining are Melanau 20 percent, Iban 18 percent, Orang Ulu 1.1 percent and others 0.9 percent.
If seen from various angles, the by-election is not as easy as the 2008 election for SUPP. SUPP needs to work harder and come up with appropriate and effective campaign strategies to ensure the seat is not lost and jeopardising the party’s image and reputation when BN needs nothing else but victory at this time. If SUPP is defeated in this area, it will more or less give a picture of what will happen in the 10th State election later.
Race is not a big factor that will determine the outcome of  this by-election as both parties (PR and BN) will be represented by the Chinese majority party. Being PR supporter/member  myself, I predicted that Chinese voters will choose DAP to SUPP because the later has been given the opportunities to represent them but the party had failed to protect their interest and many felt that the party has been following the fingers of Taib Mahmud or Melanau.

Mupok Aku

Agi Idup Agi Ngelaban

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Perak BN Made Pakatan Detrector a Datuk

Ipoh, Perak
Monday, 19th April 2010

Datuk Hee?
Hee Datuk

I am amazed and truly amaze when I read in Malaysian Insider that Hee Yit Foong one of the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) Assemblymen (The Perak 3 Stoogees)that responsibled for the fall of PR government was awarded the Darjah Datuk Paduka Mahkota Perak (DPMP) in conjunction with the Sultan’s 82nd birthday on 19th April 2010.
Upon reading the article by Clara Chooi,proactively I started to think how easy it was to get the datukship. Some of the Malaysian citizen even have to gamble their lives for years but never been confered with datukship. But this "Datuk Hee" just took one step to get the datuk...I am amazed...or was it a bribed or a gift by Zambri to Hee for making him a Menteri Besar....
This morning I would like to share what Martin Jalih has to say about Datu Hee made a "datuk by Perak government :

Datuk Hee? So ‘Hee-larious’! — Martin Jalleh

It was an historic occasion for Hee Yit Foong. She was bestowed the honorary title “Datuk” by his Highness the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah, on the occasion of his 82nd birthday.
Hee must have been “hee-elated”. It was the high point of her life after having gone through the depths of great public humiliation and to contend with the hate heaped on her especially by Perakians.
Indeed, she has been hounded and abuses have been hurled on her when she did the hop-step-and-jump political dance. She hopped out of her party, stepped on the people’s will and jumped into the waiting arms of the BN as an “independent”.
During a State Assembly meeting, several DAP lawmakers gave her hell, threw RM1 notes at her and told her to resign as they said she had no honour left for selling her soul and State away!
Some in her Jelapang constituency hung an effigy of her and burnt it in a mock Chinese funeral rite! Others wanted to get their hands on her whose defection from DAP triggered BN’s takeover of Perak.
Hee was hoping that the people would be hoodwinked by her hee-haw over how she was supposedly shunned, smeared, sidelined and “squeezed out of the DAP step-by-step” by its party leaders.
She denied that she had left the party because she was hankering after a state exco seat and huffing and puffing and making a hue and cry over not being given a new Camry!
The DAP called her excuses pure humbug. They had not only groomed her to such great heights in politics but made her the first non-Malay, female and physically-disabled deputy speaker in the country’s history.
In February, Zambry harped about Hee’s “service record” and asked Perakians to give her “a chance to serve” as an assemblywoman. The rakyat of course saw no reason to give heed to the bogus MB!
Alas, the people are humoured by the State’s high recognition of Hee through the Sultan. What did she do to deserve being conferred such a title? What is the hidden reason for the crowning of this overnight “heeroine” of Zambry’s “State Government”?
Zambry’s hype about Hee’s “service record” does not really hold. Soon after she had hopped over to be independent of the people’s will and vote, she went into hiding in order to save her own hide.
Based on current happening in Perak, many more pakatan rakyat detrectors will get the "datuk" title but this time will be from the federal government...Bukittunggal
Till today she has holed herself up. Her constituents in Jelapang confirm she is in hibernation. The DAP has formed the Jelapang Service Team (JST) to handle the needs of her constituents.
Further, how has Hee performed in the State Assembly? Has she contributed significantly to the debates (considering her halting Bahasa Malaysia) and to policy making? The answer is very obvious.

Two highlights of Hee’s contribution do stand out.

First, when she became “hee-sterical” and insisted that she had the power as deputy speaker to chair the Perak state assembly to get Ganesan (illegally) elected as the new speaker in the chaotic sitting.
The other instance was when she flashed a pepper spray at a PR assembly member in the House. She denied doing it but her histrionics in the State Assembly were captured on YouTube!
Surely the public cannot be blamed for its strong hunch that Hee’s datukship has very much to do with her role in helping the BN hijack the Perak State Government.
Hee Yit Foong will remain haunted for the rest of her life for having committed the “hee-nious” crime of betraying the trust of those who voted for the party that she once represented.
As Hee makes hay while the sun shines, it is very clear that she will be history when the next general election comes!
For now the rakyat of Perak has to bear up with the new Datuk’s “hee-pocrisy”!

Mupok Aku


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

What Behind the Exodus Of PKR's Politicians Joining UMNO or Become the Independent Politician

Monday, 19th April 2010

A ccording to Tuan Guru Nik Aziz, Parti Keadilan Rakyat is a new party or he described it as a new born baby that is just about to learn crawling. I am in the same opinion with tuan guru therefore the decision of some of the PKR politicians that joined UMNO or declared themselves as an independent politicians did not surprise me.
Since the 12th General Election, PKR has lost several members be it the assemblymen or allies or the friends of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (DSAI). The exodus of PKR assemblymen or ordinary members or leaders defection began with the Perak “frogs” Behrang assemblyman Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi and the disgraced ex-army officer Changkat Jering assemblyman Mohd Osman Mohd Jailu (Kapten (B) Mohd Osman Mohd Jailu, I dont think he is fit to carry the Kapt (Bersara) title) and followed by Lunas assemblyman Mohd Radzhi Salleh, Port Klang assemblyman Badrul Hisham Abdullah and former Penanti assemblyman and former Penang Deputy Chief Minister I Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin.
Another PKR assemblyman, V. Arumugam (Bukit Selambau) had also quit the party in April last year due to personal marital issues. He had contested as an independent in March 2008 but subsequently joined PKR.
Over the past few weeks, the spate of defections from PKR shifted to MPs this time, with Bayan Baru MP Datuk Seri Zahrain Hashim leading the fray, followed by Nibong Tebal MP Tan Tee Beng and followed by Mohsin on 2nd March 2010. And the latest politician that left PKR was Datuk Dr Halili Rahmat the Hulu Selangor PKR Treasurer.
If we look carefully at their backgrounds, we will noticed that most them are mentally not fit and financially not stable, thus very easy to be manipulated by Barisan Nasional or UMNO.
My chit-chat via Facebook with one of my friend in Kuala Lumpur about the issues affecting PKR,  according to him most of the PKR politician that quit PKR were the ex-UMNO members who are opportunist and only join politic for position and monetary gain.And according to him what happened to PKR now is a process of cleansing the party from all the disloyal ex-UMNO members. Once the party is cleared from these weak politicians, PKR will wake up again, and become one of the strong, if not the stronger  party in Malaysia.
Talking about the Hulu Selangor by-election, according to a friend of mine also, UMNO or BN may be able to cheat the non-educated and elder voters but the educated and younger voters will still supporting PKR. He further added that eventhough at this moment rthe chances of winning for both parties is 50-50 but the vote by younger voters which only going to prevail during the polling day could mean that the BN candidate will be sent into the drain. He even predicted that the PKR candidate this time will win with bigger majority.
Being far away from Hulu Selangor and not  able to help campaign for PKR candidate, I am praying to god that Datuk Zaid will win this election and pave a way for the taking over of Putrajaya from corrupted BN government.
I concluded, those PKR politicians that defected to UMNO or Independent are the opportunists and only join politic for money and position. UMNO being the most powerful and corrupted party is capable of buying those opportunist politicians at any cost. MACC should pay attention to UMNO dirty politic. And let's see the faces of  all the PKR defectors, the traitors and the liars!

ALLIES of Anwar

1. Ezam Mohd Noor
- quit UMNO in 1998, joined PKR
- former PKR Youth Chief (1999-2005)
- former Political Secretary of Anwar Ibrah
- Gerakan Demokrasi dan Anti Korupsi (GERAK) Chief
- Was jailed for 2 years under OSA, arrested under ISA
- fought for Anwar with demonstrations and political speeches
- left PKR and rejoined UMNO (May 2008)


2. Anuar Shaari

- former MoF officer
- worked for Anwar (1996-1998)
- once contested under PKR's ticket


3. M Nallakaruppan
- Anwar's very close ally
- tennis partner of Anwar
- once said that Anwar received RM 60 mil of Magnum money from him
- former Kepong PKR Chief
- quit PKR in 2007, formed MIUP

ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES who quit the Party (since 2008)

Jalalluddin and
The two stooges that responsible for the fall of Pakatan government in Perak

1. Jamaluddin Mat Radzi - ADUN PKR Perak (Feb 2009)
2. Mohd Osman Mohd Jailu - ADUN PKR Perak (Feb 2009)


3. Mohd Radzhi Salleh - ADUN PKR, Kedah State Exco (Aug 2009)


4. Badrul Hisham Abdullah - ADUN PKR Klang (Oct 2009)


5. Zahrain Hashim - MP PKR Bayan Baru (Feb 2010)


6. Salehuddin Hashim - PKR National Secretary General (March 2010)


7. Mohd Fairus Khairuddin - Former Penang Deputy Chief Minister (March 2010)


8. Tan Tee Beng - MP PKR Nibong Tebal (March 2010) 

Mupok Aku


Monday, April 19, 2010

Submarine Deal Resurfaced in France - PM Najib Risk of Being Prosecuted in France

Asia Sentinel
Friday, 16th April 2010

malaysia Submarines

The Submarine that cannot swim....

Murky arms deal linked to international pattern of kickbacks

A potentially explosive scandal in Malaysia over the billion-dollar purchase of French submarines, a deal engineered by then-Defense Minister Najib Tun Razak, has broken out of the domestic arena with the filing of a request to investigate bribery and kickbacks from the deal in a Paris court.
Although the case has been contained for eight years in the cozy confines of Malaysia's courts and parliament, which are dominated by the ruling National Coalition, French lawyers William Bourdon, Renaud Semerdjian and Joseph Breham put an end to that when they filed it with Parisian prosecutors on behalf of the Malaysian human rights organization Suaram, which supports good-government causes.
Judges in the Paris Prosecution Office have been probing a wide range of corruption charges involving similar submarine sales and the possibility of bribery and kickbacks to top officials in France, Pakistan and other countries. The Malaysian piece of the puzzle was added in two filings, on Dec. 4, 2009 and Feb. 23 this year.
For two years, Parisian prosecutors, led by investigating judges Francoise Besset and Jean-Christophe Hullin, have been gingerly investigating allegations involving senior French political figures and the sales of submarines and other weaponry to governments all over the world. French news reports have said the prosecutors have backed away from some of the most serious charges out of concern for the political fallout.
The allegations relate to one of France's biggest defense conglomerates, the state-owned shipbuilder DCN, which merged with the French electronics company Thales in 2005 to become a dominant force in the European defense industry. DCN's subsidiary Armaris is the manufacturer of Scorpene-class diesel submarines sold to India, Pakistan and Malaysia among other countries. All of the contracts, according to the lawyers acting for Suaram, a Malaysian human rights NGO, are said to be suspect.
With Najib having moved on from the defense portfolio he held when the deal was put together in 2002 to become prime minister and head of the country's largest political party, the mess has the potential to become a major liability for the government and the United Malays National Organisation. Given the power of UMNO, it is unlikely the scandal would ever get any airing in a Malaysian court, which is presumably why Suaram reached out to French prosecutors.
"The filings are very recent and have so far prompted a preliminary police inquiry on the financial aspects of the deal," said a Paris-based source familiar with France's defense establishment. "There isn't a formal investigation yet. The investigation will most likely use documents seized at DCN in the course of another investigation, focusing on bribes paid by DCN in Pakistan."
The source said police have confined their inquiry to bribery allegations so far and have not looked into the 2006 murder of a Mongolian woman in Malaysia who was a translator on the deal for Najib and his friend, Abdul Razak Baginda, during a visit to Paris.
There have been numerous deaths involving DCN defense sales in Taiwan and Pakistan. Prosecutors are suspicious that 11 French submarine engineers who were murdered in a 2002 bomb blast in Karachi – first thought to have been the work of Al Qaeda – were actually killed in retaliation for the fact that the French had reneged on millions of dollars in kickbacks to Pakistani military officers.
The Malaysian allegations revolve around the payment of €114 million to a Malaysia-based company called Perimekar, for support services surrounding the sale of the submarines. Perimekar was wholly owned by another company, KS Ombak Laut Sdn Bhd, which in turn was controlled by Najib's best friend, Razak Baginda, whose wife Mazalinda, a lawyer and former magistrate, was the principal shareholder, according to the French lawyers.
"Over the past years, serious cases have been investigated in France by judges involving DCN," lawyer Renaud Semerdjian told Asia Sentinel in a telephone interview. "This is not the first case of this kind that is being investigated. There are others in Pakistan and there are some issues about India. To a certain extent, every time weapons of any kind have been provided, suspicion of violation of the law may be very high."
As defense minister from 2000 to 2008, Najib commissioned a huge military buildup to upgrade Malaysia's armed forces, including two submarines from Armaris and the lease of a third, a retired French Navy Agosta-class boat. There were also Sukhoi supersonic fighter jets from Russia and millions of dollars spent on coastal patrol boats. All have come under suspicion by opposition leaders in Malaysia's parliament but UMNO has stifled any investigation. Asked personally about the cases, Najib has responded angrily and refused to reply.
Despite efforts to bury it, the case achieved considerably notoriety after the murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu, a 28-year-old Mongolian translator and Razak Baginda's jilted lover, who participated in negotiations over the purchase of the submarines. By her own admission in a letter found after her death, she was attempting to blackmail Razak Baginda for US$500,000.
She was shot in October 2006 and her body was blown up with military explosives by two bodyguards attached to Najib's office after Razak Baginda went to Najib's chief of staff, Musa Safri, for help in keeping her away from him. Not long after being acquitted in November 2008 under questionable circumstances of participating in her murder, Razak Baginda left the country for England. The bodyguards were convicted but no motive was ever established for their actions despite a confession by one which was not allowed in court, but which said they would be paid a large sum of money to get rid of her.
The submarine deal was never brought up in court during a months-long murder trial that was marked by prosecutors, defense attorneys and the judge working studiously to keep Najib's name out of the proceedings. A private detective hired by Razak Baginda to protect him from the furious Altantuya filed a statutory declaration after the trial indicating that Najib had actually been the victim's lover and had passed her on to Razak Baginda.
The detective, P. Balasubramaniam, said later that he was unceremoniously run out of Kuala Lumpur. He eventually emerged from hiding in India to say he had been offered RM5 million (US$1.57 million) by a businessman close to Najib's wife to shut up and get out of town. He also said he had met Nazim Razak, Najib's younger brother, and was told to recant his testimony.
In the current complaint in Paris, the issue revolves around what, if anything, Razak Baginda's Perimekar company did to deserve €114 million. Zainal Abidin, the deputy defense minister at the time of the sale, told parliament that Perimekar had received the amount – 11 percent of the sale price of the submarines – for "coordination and support services." The Paris filing alleges that there were neither support nor services.
Perimekar was registered in 2001, a few months before the signing of the contracts for the sale, the Paris complaint states. The company, it said flatly, "did not have the financial resources to complete the contract." A review of the accounts in 2001 and 2002, the complaint said, "makes it an obvious fact that this corporation had absolutely no capacity, or legal means or financial ability and/or expertise to support such a contract."
"None of the directors and shareholders of Perimekar have the slightest experience in the construction, maintenance or submarine logistics," the complaint adds. "Under the terms of the contract, €114 million were related to the different stages of construction of the submarines." The apparent consideration, supposedly on the part of Perimekar, "would be per diem and Malaysian crews and accommodation costs during their training. There is therefore no link between billing steps and stages of completion of the consideration."
As Asia Sentinel reported on April 1, services for the subs are being performed by a well-connected firm called Boustead DCNS, a joint venture between BHIC Defence Technologies Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of publicly-listed Boustead Heavy Industries Corp Bhd, and DCNS SA, a subsidiary of DCN. Boustead's Heavy Industries Division now includes Perimekar as an "associate of the Group. PSB is involved in the marketing, upgrading, maintenance and related services for the Malaysian maritime defence industry," according to Boustead's annual report.
Originally Boustead told the Malaysian Stock Exchange that the service contract was for RM600 million (US$184.1 million) for six years, or US$30.68 million annually. However, the contract later ballooned to RM270 million per year. Boustead Holdings is partly owned by the government and has close connections with UMNO.
"There are good grounds to believe that [Perimekar] was created with a single objective: arrange payment of the commission and allocate the amount between different beneficiaries including Malaysian public officials and or Malaysian or foreign intermediaries," the complaint states.

Mupok Aku


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Barisan Nasional Government Is Employing Army Royal Engineer Corp To Salvage Failed Projects in Bario-Ba Kelalan

Thursday, 15th April 2010


On 24th March 2010, has published an article about the failed government projects in Bario-Bakelalan as highlighted by Saudara Baru Bian. The article can be read here.
As a result of the reveletion by Saudara baru Bian, the BN government through the Ministry of Defense has employed the army to salvage the projects.
As report by local newspaper the Borneo Post, Datuk Zahid Hamidi and the entourages went to visit the project on Tuesday, 13th April 2010. Being the members of the ex-servicemen Association, I personally disagreed with The Malaysian Royal Engineer Corp involvement in salvaging the project. The main purposes of the corp is to assist the army in war and not to assist the BN government. The generals in the army is urged not to blindly follow the instruction of the minister. They must at their level be able to differentiate between lawful and unlawful orders.
As for the government, instead of salvage the failed projects using government agencies, they should take action againsts the relevant contractors that have been awarded the projects.
The people of Ba'kelalan and Bario must now aware that they had been cheated by the BN, and with that I only have this to Say:-



Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Datuk Zaid Has Been Chosen As PKR's Candidate In Hulu Selangor By-Election

Wednesday, 14th April 2010

Datuk Zaid Ibrahim has been officially named the PKR candidate for the April 25 Hulu Selangor by-election.
Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim made the announcement last night, to thunderous applause at a packed community hall in Serendah, near here.
During the announcement, Anwar described the former law minister as a man of principle, one who was willing even to give up his ministerial post in order to keep to his stand.
The decision to nominate the former Kota Bharu Umno division chief had been made at PKR’s political bureau meeting earlier today, according to party insiders.
Barisan Nasional, meanwhile, will announce their candidate for the poll on Thursay.

The Kelantan-born Zaid kept his acceptance speech short and succinct.
He thanked his party colleagues for choosing him despite being a PKR newcomer.
“I’m not an outsider. I’ve been residing here in Selangor for a long time. I know the problems here.
“Insya Allah (God willing), with your help, ladies and gentlemen, I can become your voice,” the former senator told the audience.
The Hulu Selangor by-election was called following the death of PKR MP Datuk Dr Zainal Abidin Ahmad late last month.
There are 64,500 voters in Hulu Selangor, with the Malays making up 52.7 per cent of the total while the Chinese constitute 26.3 per cent, Indians approximately 19 per cent and other races at 1.7 per cent.


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Barisan Nasional Government Spends RM 76M To Arrange For Najib’s meeting with Obama

Tuesday, 13th April 2010

The Barisan Nasional (BN) government paid US$24.2 million (RM76.8 million) to APCO Worldwide, the international public relations consultancy linked by Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leaders to Israel, for its services from last July until June this year.
The amount was revealed by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz, in a written reply to a question in Parliament from PKR MP, Chua Tian Chang.
Chua disclosed this today to reporters, and pointed out that the amount far exceeded the RM28 million mentioned by Nazri previously.
The minister’s written reply provided a breakdown of the fee paid by the government to APCO, starting from July 15, 2009 until June 4, 2010.
“I want the minister to explain the expenses concerning APCO Worldwide. The payment was just for APCO’s services, not even for the 1 Malaysia concept,” Chua told reporters today in Parliament.
“How did Nazri end up with RM28 million, when the total amount was US$24,207,158 which is in US dollars. Change it to Malaysian ringgit and you get RM76,820,653,” said Chua.
When met by the Malaysian Insider, Nazri explained that he was uncertain during the time whether the figure was in the correct currency.
“It was what was told to me. I was not sure whether it was dollars or ringgit. Tengku Sharifuddin (Tengku Ahmad) informed me at the time,” said Nazri.
Nazri also said that when Chua had raised the question in Parliament, he had mentioned that he lacked the information then but would answer in depth at a later point.
“Check the Hansard. I said I did not have details (at the time.) I said I will provide the details and the details were provided,” said the Minister.
When asked about Chua’s query on why a local and possibly cheaper consultancy firm was not hired, Nazri scoffed and stressed that APCO had been hired to repair Malaysia’s ties with the United States.
Nazri said APCO was responsible for arranging Najib’s meeting with Obama. 
“APCO is being employed for our image in the US, for us to get close to the US. You mean to say a Malaysian company can help us get close to the US?” asked Nazri.
The minister then delivered a stinging rebuff to Pakatan Rakyat’s frequent cries of Israeli agents being involved in APCO’s organisation.
Because of the 22 years blunder by Mahathir and 6 years by Pak Lah (Both were UMNO), we have to spend such a big amount of RM 76M to mends our relationship with USA and or to uplift our image. AfterNajib Razak step down I am afraid we have to spend more..Just look at the damages that he has done especially in the Mongolian beauty brutal murder which has been known worldwide...I am not surprised that the same government will need billion of Ringgit to repair and uplift our image worldwide...So the rakyat must be wised to select our next government...Our first step toward this must start from Hulu Sengor and Sibu...BUKITTUNGGAL 
“Lobbying is common in US. You have to lobby (to get things done). The biggest lobbyists in US are Israeli lobbyists,” said Nazri.
He also asserted that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s moves in fostering closer ties with the US and liberalising the economy were good.
“Najib is not thinking of himself, he is thinking of the country. What is wrong with being close to Americans? It only benefits our economy.”
APCO also drew praise from Nazri for its performance, who credited the consultancy for Najib’s meeting with US President Barack Obama as proof of its success.
“APCO did a good job. Obama only set aside time to see Najib and (Chinese President) Hu Jintao. China is China, but Obama agreed to meet Najib.”
“The money we pay is worth it, it is giving good returns to us,” said Nazri.
Blame for “a generation” of bad ties with the US was then heaped on former prime ministers, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed and Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
“US will not care about us if we are not nice to them. We have to repair 22 years of Mahathir and 6 years of Pak Lah. You think we can undo this without spending money?” the minister quizzed.
Nazri then trained his sights on opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s allegations that APCO was also used by dictators throughout the world, saying that, were the claims true, they would simply be another feather in the public relations firm’s cap.
“I am not sure of that information... but dictators who have got the money will use the best. So what if they use APCO? It means that APCO is bloody good,” Nazri said.

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