Friday, 16 January 2009

After Corruption Lottery, With D-day nigh, "Ang-Pows" fill the streets of KT!!

Newsmen report mystery 'angpow' in KT campaign

By Debra Chong

KUALA TERENGGANU, Jan 16 — Several newsmen in town to cover the Kuala Terengganu by-election were surprised to receive a mystery “angpow” today, ten days before the Chinese New Year.

White, unmarked envelopes containing RM300 in cash were handed out to some 10 to 13 reporters and photographers this afternoon, while they were working inside the government-provided media centre at Jalan Pejabat, across the road from the state government offices.

A reporter from an Internet-based news organisation who was there told The Malaysian Insider it was not clear who was the source of the mystery money, nor why it was given.

“It happened about 4 o’clock. One of the Jabatan Penerangan officers asked us to write our names, organisation and phone number on a piece of paper,” she said.

“After that, he gave out the envelopes, each containing six RM50 notes and asked us to put our initials next to our names after receiving it.

“He told us: ‘Ah, you keep it-lah’,” she added, declining to name the officer. However, she said he was a familiar figure to the press there.

Several newsmen immediately returned the envelopes with the money inside.

The others said they would be filing a police report on the attempted bribery later today.

This incident on the eve of polling day comes in the wake of several other bribery claims lodged by the Pakatan Rakyat.

The alternative front has accused the ruling coalition of resorting to bribing voters to vote in the Barisan Nasional candidate tomorrow.


All you KT guys, DO THE RIGHT THING!!
Click HERE for MagickRiver's Message to BN -
which all Malaysians SHOULD take to heart.

KT returning officer forced to quit

KUALA TERENGGANU, Jan 15 - The returning officer for the Kuala Terengganu by-election Datuk Mat Razali Kassim today tendered his resignation effective immediately.

Pas temui senjata akhir menjelang hari mengundi

JAN 16 - Menjelang jam-jam terakhir pilihan raya kecil Kuala Terengganu Sabtu ini, dua peristiwa besar berlaku iaitu satu di Shah Alam dan satu lagi di Kuala Terengganu.

Di Mahkamah Tinggi Shah Alam, tertuduh kes pembunuhan Altantuya Shariibuu Azilah Hadri berkata, beliau bertindak membantu Abdul Razak Baginda dengan arahan ADC (juru iring polis) kepada Timbalan Perdana Menteri,Dauk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Di Kuala Terengganu pula, Pegawai Pengurus Pilihan raya Kecil Kuala Terenganu Datuk Mat Rozali Kassim meletakkan jawatan.

Beliau berbuat demikian selepas PAS dan PKR membuat bantahan terhadap tindakannya memaksa kakitangan Majlis Bandaraya Kuala Terengganu agar jangan mengundi pembangkang jika tidak mahu kehilangan pekerjaan masing-masing.

90 Voters in a Big House in KT




Press release by P. Waytha Moorthy


In the general election on March 8, 2009, the late Razali retained his seat with a slim 628 vote majority. The late Razali polled 32,562 votes defeating Mohamed Sabu (31,934) of PAS and independent Maimun Yusof (689).

Recognizing over 8,000 Chinese votes as crucial, the UMNO led government has dedicated millions to this community in a form of bribe. There are 523 Indian voters, what bribery mechanism have they thrown out to them?. Even one vote is a vote.

Makkal Sakhti is a universal concept that transpires for the goodwill of the nation not dictated on allegiance in form race, religion, bribe, monetary gain nor recognition for one’s self gain. It is for the society that we live in on the long run for the goodwill of the nation. To the 523 Malaysian Indians in KT, let you be the civil servants, but be driven by what is good for the Malaysian society beyond Kuala Trengganu collectively.

Makkal Sakhti is about the desire of the people to have equality and fairness in a system by initiating a change not a protracted effort by the UMNO warlords against natural law and justice.

HINDRAF would take a stand that hold true for the sake of the Malaysian society, that PAS candidate in KT should be voted in and elected into Parliament to show that we the minorities look to PAS as our brethren for an equal and fair society in Malaysia irrespective of our race, religion, following or creed for the goodwill of the nation.

We urge all 523 Malaysian Indian voters in Kuala Terengganu to vote for the PAS candidate.

Thank you


In the News:-

US slaps sanctions on Scomi's chief

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 - The decision by the United States to slap sanctions on a Malaysian businessman with close ties to Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi's son is set to revive debate over the country's role in the clandestine nuclear-smuggling network headed by rogue Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan.

Shah Hakim Shahzanim Zain, chief executive officer (CEO) and major shareholder of Malaysian engineering powerhouse Scomi Group, was designated by the US State Department together with 12 other individuals, including Dr Khan, for their alleged involvement in nuclear proliferation.

Also designated was Buhary Syed Tahir, a Sri Lankan businessman and a Malaysian permanent resident, who was recently released by the Malaysian government after being detained for four years under the Internal Security Act (ISA).

The sanctions, which the US State Department said comes after a 'multi-year US government review', mean that the individuals designated by the censure order are banned from doing business with the American government, a US government official told The Straits Times. It also severely limits their access to US government financial assistance.

The sanctions, which were announced this week, also dictate that the individuals designated will have their assets and funds in the US frozen, the official said.

Nazri warns BN could drop sexist MPs

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 15 — Sexist MPs beware. Behave and watch your mouth or risk not being nominated for the next general election.

The stern warning to his fellow Barisan Nasional (BN) MPs came from Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz today following cases of derogatory sexist remarks by several MPs in the august House.


** Me Says:
Nice words, Taxi-man!!
BN should make their policy to drop liars
and self-confessed ignoramuses too ...
So Nazri - you watch your mouth,
lest you get what you wish for!!