ANWAR THE END

ANWAR: A CONTRADICTION IN TERMS

The Malaysian opposition in politics is doomed to repeat the failures of its leading light Lim Kit Siang, the longest serving opposition leader anywhere in the world.  Being in opposition is all Lim it appears has achieved in his political lifetime. And that’s Lim’s legacy. It is now likely to be passed on like that proverbial poisoned chalice  to Anwar Ibrahim or anyone else who succeeds him in opposition.

Recent events and developments in the fortunes of  Parti Keadlian Rakyat (PKR) leader seems to suggest that Anwar may have already drunk out of that poisoned chalice of Lim’s.

The Malaysian government (if that’s who is behind  the timing of the Court of Appeal decision against Anwar: although there is no evidence to back up that proposition), could not have chosen a better time to destroy Anwar Ibrahim than now. With the reversal of his acquittal on the charge of sodomy in the High Court of Kuala Lumpur Anwar is now set to face a further test of his credibility as a person and as a politician. 

Yet there are those who will say that the Court of Appeal’s decision on the Sodomy charge against Anwar Ibrahim is politically motivated and timed. Lawyers are amongst these critics. And if it is indeed the case that the timing has been politically motivated then, why not? we ask.

Anwar is a politician with a history of playing dirty and outside of the Rule of Law and the rules of fairness and justice (The Fairuz Video for one).

For all intents and purposes Anwar’s ambitious play for the Kajang seat is over before it even began.  A political still birth. His political fate has been sealed with a criminal conviction and a jail sentence.

Anwar may now be barred from contesting the Kajang by election under Article 48 (e) of the Federal Constitution. Under that particular article of the Federal Constitution he is disqualified under the Constitution from holding office as a member of parliament.

The courts are not bound to stay the sentence imposed on him by the Court of Appeal pending a further appeal on his behalf. A stay of execution is not a right that accrues to Anwar but a discretion in the hands of the judges to exercise if they are persuaded to do so. And considering how the legal fraternity and Anwar have treated the courts in the recent past, they should not expect the good graces of the courts and judges who they have brought into disrepute to prevail. The courts are not inclined to show any mercy or tolerance for the man or his mission. It would be inimical to justice and the preservation of the reputation and integrity of the courts and its judges to do so.

An analysis of the law and a prelude to Anwar’s acquittal being quashed is to be found in our earlier article here from 201.

https://takemon.wordpress.com/2012/01/15/anwar-naked-but-free/

PARALYZED FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES

The US, especially presidential hopeful and big time Anwar supporter, Hillary Clinton and her president Obama are in a pickle in the Ukraine now.

Having backed a bloody coup there by the Nazi group Svoboda in the Ukraine ( a group not unlike what Bersih is to Malaysia), the US and Hillary are now faced with a reality they had not foreseen or calculated into the matrix of politics in that region. Those same failures appear to have manifested themselves in Egypt, Syria, Malaysia, Thailand and Libya.

These American funded “Springs” abroad are quickly turning into winters of discontent and rivers of blood everywhere. In light of whats happening in the Ukraine and with Putin’s fight back and local resistance, Anwar and his problems pale into insignificance and irrelevance as far as the west is concerned. Anwar and his mates (Ambiga included) are no priority for the west to deal with now.

The west have bigger fish to fry and their hands are getting burned in the process. Their media will throw a one liner on and off in the interests of hedging their bets on Anwar Ambiga and their minions. Anwar is a non entity. Ambiga is on a very slippery slope and a watch list.

WHO AND WHAT IS ANWAR?

Anwar is a man whose sole objective in his personal and political life has always been his ego and that of his family dynasty  interests (apart from demonizing Dr. Mahathir). And as long as that remains his creed and the main focus of his politics he will continue to be a target of his opponents, friends and foes alike. And as long as he treats the law and the courts with contempt, he can expect nothing better in return.

Anwar will continue to fall into traps he sets for others and in the process he will continue to shoot himself in what remains of his already shot out foot.

The fact of Anwar Ibrahim’s bi sexuality is legend from his days at Malay College. The fact he has been unable to shake off allegation after allegation against him in this regard is where his main problem lies. His supporters are in large part to blame for his problems. Its always been and always will be only about Anwar and his family versus Dr. Mahathir and not about his no show policies. And that’s been a fatal flaw for the opposition and Anwar in general.

Western Gay lobbies wanting to transplant their life styles and interests into the Malaysian socio political and cultural milieu stand tall amongst Anwars backers. The others who pursue personal and political interests of their own using him are the likes of Ambiga Sreenivasan  and the Kit Siang dynasty. Neither of the latter or former are any different to Anwar in many respects.

In previous articles on this blog we warned of these so called Anwar supporters. Anwar paid no heed to these warnings. Instead we were subjected to the invectives and threats by PKR supporters and followers .

Anwar should have learned to rely less on each of these so called ‘supporters,’ each of who has an agenda of their own whilst riding comfortably on his coat tails. There is no cohesion within the opposition. There never will be any as they represent disparate mainly personal interests which have no alignment with national priorities. And they never will win in their present form. That’s also because the opposition one hears of is not the only opposition to government in Malaysia. PKR are merely another set of loud mouths amongst many.

THE OPPOSITION AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH THE COURTS

Each time the “opposition” to government in Malaysia receives a favourable judgment in the Malaysian courts, they refer to the judges who hand down those judgements as “Brave” “Great” and “Good”. Whenever an unfavourable judgment comes down on any of them or their activities however just that judgment may be, they attack the government in all its forms, the judiciary and the courts in the process.

Such conduct may be forgiveable (although it is not) when lay people attack the integrity of the courts and judges. However these attacks are often the work of lawyers and politicians. As lawyers these critics are officers of the courts, sworn to protect its integrity, to maintain and uphold its dignity at all times. They do not. That’s a dereliction of the duty of the Malaysian Bar Council and its members. And the buck ought to stop with them.

Back to Anwar Ibrahim and his present dilemma. Anwar may have thought he was running free. However he does run around like a desperate man with his past catching up behind him (if you will excuse the pun).

Anwar knew all along that the ghost of his Sodomy past ( and other sexual indiscretions) would come back to haunt him. The video images of Anwar in his tryst with an unnamed prostitute was merely the tip of a large moral iceberg. His wife and daughter as first family in waiting ought to have said or done something about it. They did not.

ANWAR THE MAN ?

Anwar has never been known for his discretion. Quite the opposite. He has an ego the size of Mount Everest. Where he has no stage he  is prone to creating one either by standing on the weaknesses of others or by creating a platform of cheap rhetoric and personal attacks on others he despises. Judges, the courts and parliament. This is because Anwar is a man with whom time has caught up and to whom his mortality is now a reality.

He looks gaunt, tired, frail and emaciated at the best of times. The reasons for this are best known to those close to him. Anwar does not like being attacked. He does not mind others being the target of his bile and vitriol though.

Anwar has nothing of an achievement in political terms to boast of as a politician or a leader. His promises of late (the last decade) have been remarkable for its failures to deliver. He has never given up an opportunity to miss out on an opportunity either.

ANWAR’S PROMISES OF A SECULAR DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT AND FAIR PLAY

The contradictions of Anwar and his PKR (his family) are best manifest in the recent matrimonial dispute between his daughter and her beau.

Whilst spitting out secularism and democracy from one side of the PKR mouth to frothing point, Nurull Izah chose the jurisdiction of the Syariah courts to launch her divorce proceedings against the prince she married. So much for support of secular promises by the PKR.

On another score, his wife and daughter both have an overriding obligation to their constituents and to the public they claim to serve, to have said something about Anwar’s sexuality and, at the very least to have said something about the state of their family. They are after all a first family in waiting and we have a right to know about them.

There is no privacy in public life for them to hide behind. As public figures their trademark has been to condemn and defame anyone who they disagree with. Yet Wan Azziza and Nurull have remained deafening silent on at least the video. What kind of first family does the country deserve?

In the view of the PKR Datin Rosmah, the family of former Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohammed is fair game but not the first family in waiting of Anwar, Wan Azziza and Nurul.

A year ago the country was in the grip of election fever. Anwar was so confident he would trounce the Barisan to snatch government from them and went around distributing victory speeches to select western media representatives, requesting an Australian journalist put the finishing touches to his draft.

It was not to be so and he cried foul losing the support of even those Gay journalists from abroad who crowd around the man often enough hoping he will be the crest of that tsunami sweeping the west in the advancement of Gay rights ‘uber alles’.

We reported from interviews with prominent Saudi Wahhabi clerics just prior to the elections last year 2013. Each of these clerics said Anwar categorically that Anwar was the forerunner to an Islamic state in Malaysia. And they blessed him.

A GOOD OPPOSITION IS NECESSARY BUT NOT THE PKR

Anwar is not being honest. He never was and never will be. There is and always will be need for an opposition whether that be in Malaysia, England, Japan or the USA. But an opposition for the sake of an opposition is a recipe for disaster as it is evident in Malaysia.

A weak and incompetent opposition like the PKR strengthens government and reduces its efficiency paving the way for weaknesses and yes corruption. But there is an opposition in Malaysia and it is not only the PKR or Chinese assemblies like the DAP.

The opposition we speak of does not take to the streets on Hillary Clinton and George Soros’s money or that of the National Endowment for Democracy. They are more into engagement and negotiation, proper political discourse and argument even if through blogging and writing.

The opposition we refer to are people who are proudly independent and can rely on their own intellect, intelligence and their ability to fight within a democratic parliamentary constitutional government. Their arguments based on merit, fact and not rumour. But they are not the stuff the pretend journalists of the alternative media are interested in. These are the silent achievers who do not have a finger in someone else’s pie.

A BAG OF HOT AIR

Anwar shifts his policies (what policies?) and his preferences, his position on any topic like the proverbial fly does from turd to turd. He has no policies other than the borrowed clichés from wherever it falls.

He moves from constituency to constituency and from electorate to electorate unnerving even some of his closest aides and advisors. And yes Bloomberg and other trash rags seeking world domination through street campaigns would love that.

Anwar has not once posited a single costed policy of his which could be identified as an alternative to what government can or already does not provide to the citizens of Malaysia. He instead boasts of a ‘one size fits all’ raft of promises which can never be achieved in the manner he says it could be.

SODOMY AN ACQUITTAL CAN BE APPEALED- BAD LEGAL ADVICE

In 2012 a court acquitted (not dismissed ) Anwar on a charge of sodomy against his wife’s driver. That acquittal if read closely, was a precursor to an appeal. That appeal has now resulted in a higher court setting aside or overturning that earlier acquittal. The reasons for the earlier court’s decision was flawed.

That decision was unsound and the reasoning for that acquittal was peppered with appealable content chapter and verse. Anwar allowed to speak from the dock let out a tirade then which was used to hang him recently. That was the fatal flaw of his over confident lawyer. He hid from an opportunity to be cross examined, his alibis (all 13 of them) having disappeared in the heat of the hearing.

Adding to this problem one might want to know why someone like Anwar, a moving target of the government as he claims he is, would continually find himself in hot water.

To find an answer to that question a cursory read of the application drafted by lawyers acting for the Catholic church in the Allah affair would hold a clue. Anwar was and continues to be represented by incompetence from amongst the Malaysian legal profession to compliment his own.

BAD LEGAL SKILLS HANG THE DEFENCE

The Church’s application is a prolix document which relegates to a small appendix at the end of their application, the questions they seek to have resolved by the court.

A copy of that 50 page document is supplied in PDF form at this site: http://www.loyarburok.com/2014/03/05/allah-submissions/

The document is preceded by what is meant to be a set of legal arguments. Much of what is in their pleadings in that document is not footnoted, has little reference to legal authorities or merit from a legal perspective. It is desultory and haphazardly cut and paste. It has little in the character of properly drafted set of pleadings by skilled lawyers.

This is what Anwar and the church are faced with as an opposition to government. And till they are able to correct those flaws in their strategies and their ranks they are doomed to wander in the proverbial political wilderness.

ANWAR A MAN WITH MANY DAGGERS STUCK IN HIS BACK

It was clear a long time back that Anwar would never be prime minister of Malaysia. At least not while he has his so called “allies” and “advisers” remain with him in the PKR.

There is not a single force within the opposition from Bersih, especially Bersih who has not made or sought to make a deal independent of Anwar during these past 3 years with the Najib government in office.

There is much evidence and documented evidence at that, that Bersih and the DAP have all acted in a conspiratorial manner to hasten Anwar Ibrahim’s demise politically.

There is much evidence that Berish’s leadership had indicated in private conversations that Anwar would never be PM. Yet the mule cart rolls on as the wheels fall off one by one and the mules die.

‘大耳窿’ THE AH LONG:

A SYMPTOM OF FAILED BANKING PRACTICES AND PERSONAL MORALITY IN AN INSATIABLE CONSUMER SOCIETY

 “The trade of the petty usurer is hated with most reason: it makes a profit from currency itself, instead of making it from the process which currency was meant to serve. Their common characteristic is obviously their sordid avarice” … Aristotle Greek Philosopher.

They are called ‘loan sharks’ in the west, Yamikinyu in Japan, Sauekar in Mumbai or the Kabuli in Delhi. They are the Kabuli because of their Afghan origins.

Ah Long (derived from the Cantonese ‘大耳窿’ ) is a term used to describe loan sharks in places like Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Operating illegally and most often under the patronage of unseen public officials and  corrupt police, the Ah Longs are the product of age old Triad practices that originated in the courts of the medieval clans and warlords who preyed on the poor and thrived on debt slavery in pre Maoist China.

Today the Ah Long in Malaysia operates via the convenience of a wide network of third party mercenary thugs and corrupt off duty policemen.

The Chinese Triads today employ mainly Tamils and Indonesian thugs to execute ‘enforcement’ of debt obligations for them. Typically these thugs are from the ranks of displaced and desperately unemployed youth willing to do anything for a dollar.

A RECENT EXAMPLE OF THE TRIAD THIRD PARTY MERCENARY CULTURE

The Triads engage these unemployed displaced youth in much the same way the wife of murdered businessman Leong Kian Sheong is alleged to have used 3 Tamil assassins to carry out the brutal murders of Kian Sheong and his mistress, Vivien Wong.

Wong’s and Leong’s throats were cut from ear to ear. A ceremonial and symbolic act the hallmark of Triads. The prevalence of Triad activities wherever Chinese communities exist is common as it is pervasive, widespread and sinister. The Chinese in Malaysia and Singapore do not like the existence or the history and cultural origins of the Triads mentioned along racial lines. It is an embarrassment and a convenience rolled into one for the Chinese especially where offences like those of the murder of Leong Kian Sheong involved members of two non Malay ethnic groups in Malaysia, viz the Chinese and the Tamils.

WHO AND WHAT IS THE AH LONG?

The Ah Long  is the loan shark who lends money to the vulnerable, the weak and the economically challenged. Typically their customers are people who are unable to obtain loans from scheduled banks and finance companies.

The Ah Long’s primary targets are inveterate gamblers, low and mid income families, the high level consumer and the asset rich cash poor sectors of communities of Malaysia and other south east Asian nations.

A ready made market exists in the upwardly mobile class of consumers in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore in whose DNA can be found the genes of social climbers and the class conscious, whose ascendancy in society is acquired though financial gain and material possessions at any cost. Asians.

The Ah Long’s services are often spread by word of mouth and public notices. They boldly advertise in public in a style that deceptively borrows the language of licensed lenders and banks. As is the case with loan sharks in the west, in Japan, India and other places, the Ah Long is charcterised by the extraordinarily high interest rates he charges on short term loans unsecured and backed in redemption by the most unimaginable forms of violence and human degradation.

WHITE SLAVERY ORGAN TRAFFICKING AND THE AH LONG

You have among you many a purchased slave Which, like your asses and your dogs and mules,You use in abject and in slavish parts Because you bought them. Shall I say to you Let them be free, marry them to your heirs. Why sweat they under burdens?. . . You will answer The slaves are ours.’ So do I answer you.The pound of flesh which I demand of him is dearly bought. ‘Tis mine, and I will have it.”
(IV.i.89–99) (The Merchant of Venice)

Corruption through infiltration of Australia’s immigration and customs services has finally come to the surface. A report published by the anti corruption commission of New South Wales in December 2012 revealed serious infiltration into the immigration service by mainly Chinese drug gangs from abroad.

The investigation resulted in the arrest of a number of officers serving at terminals in Sydney, Melbourne and two other major air and sea ports in Australia.

Statistics reveal an alarming number of young women from the communities of Chinese, Viet Namese, Thai, and Japanese migrants working off Ah Long debts as prostitutes in the west. Many would have arrived in their destinations as students, casual workers in restaurants or factories arranged by Ah Longs and their corrupt network of associates in these places.

On arrival these victims soon discover that the promises of the Ah Longs of a better life in their new destinations is nothing more than an inducement to a life of inescapable misery.

None of the Asian social welfare groups intervene. Not the Churches, not the NGO’s nor their ethnic community groups. It almost always falls on the conscience of the European hosts to assist and to redeem these victims and where possible to repatriate them in a dignified way.

FOREIGN MAIDS- AN AH LONG BUSINESS

Another variation to the Ah Long theme is the menace and tragedy of the house maid phenomenon sweeping all of the prosperous regions of Asia and the middle east.

A large majority of these so called “maids” the NGO communities support are in fact victims of debt slavery. They are often transported to places like Malaysia under the ‘legitimate’ cover of maid employment agencies in order to pay off debts. And perhaps negligently and unknowingly the Churches support and patronise this practice of keeping maids in places as Malaysia by lobbying for more of them to be imported into places like Malaysia.

The vexed and highly emotive issues of the abuse of maids raised by the Catholic church, women’s groups and Irene Fernandez in Malaysia has focused on the working conditions of these victims of a form of white slavery. But none of them have a focus or agenda for eradicating the source of its evils and the trade itself.

There has been no comment or policy initiative from the Church, Women’s interest organizations or from Irene Fernandez herself a lead spokesperson of an NGO at the forefront of this issue.

Other vile and criminal methods inflicted by Ah Longs to enforce repayment of their loans include, serious assaults, knee capping, literally being fed to trained Rottweiler dogs in their cages, rape and forced oral sex on the spouses and female children of borrowers.

The practice has been reported in and around the KL, Kelang, the Syah Alam corridor of Selangor state where Ah Long predators are most prolific in plying their trade. Johore and Perak are not far behind the if statistical data on the subject is to be believed.

POUND OF FLESH- LITERALLY

There are at least 24 reported cases of new born male children of borrowers in Peninsula Malaysia, being offered or forcibly taken by the Ah Long in satisfaction of an unpaid debt. These children are then sold into the lucrative black market for male children to childless couples abroad.

The most common use for young women in debt default situations with the Ah Long is more often in prostitution till a debt is paid off and that could mean forever.

A disturbing trend common in China and India and now emerging in Malaysia and Singapore is the collateral of body parts in satisfaction of a debt.

A Tamil woman in Malaysia is reported to have been lured into sacrificing one of her kidneys to a compatible recipient via the Ah Long in Kuala Lumpur. Actual details of the transaction were made known to us by members of a local evangelical church in Kuala Lumpur. The irony of the transaction is that the recipient of the kidney is also known to be from a family of worshipers at this same church.

The practice is widespread in many developing countries and is beginning to grow legs in Malaysia.

NGO IGNORANCE CHURCH COMPLICITY AND THE DETERRENCE OF SHAME

Much of data collected from the public on the Ah Long culture in Malaysia and Singapore has been collected by foreign researchers and agencies who are more trusted by victims than their local counterparts whose only concern appears to be scoring political points.

The NGO’s in Malaysia are perceived to have no depth, knowledge or genuine concern for the welfare of the weak in their societies. Victims have nowhere to go. The churches in Malaysia too are distracted by the political debates that have been raging there and have no time for the victims of Ah Longs.

There is a widespread culture of mistrust of public officials and anyone even remotely resembling a public official in Malaysia. When it comes to reporting crime it is known that ‘shame’ crimes where especially the chastity of a woman is likely to be called into question 90% of them go unreported.

The more powerful cultural deterrent and disincentive to reporting the Ah Long is the underlying sentiment of shame attached to being a borrower. A borrower from an Ah Long at that. And it is that sentiment that deters victims from coming forward. The social stigma attached to being in the debt of an Ah Long and its ugly consequences further discourages more public discussion on the subject and reporting of the offences of the Ah Long.

The Ah Long is classed as the biggest social menace in Malaysia and Singapore. It comes a close second to drugs and alcohol and is often credited by social workers for family break ups and suicides especially amongst young women. Women the biggest victims of the Ah Long experience in families. Its consequences are too diverse to fit into a sociologists limited pigeon hole for quick analysis.

THE LONG REACH OF THE AH LONG

There was a time when the Ah Long was the local hoodlum or grocer who had extra cash and a bit of muscle to lend to people in desperate need of money for a wedding or funeral expenses. The practice was condoned but it nonetheless received a degree of social acceptance in the wider community at a time when insurance and banking products did not cater for such contingencies as they do today.

Surprisingly for a country at the forefront of Sharia banking and finance and a Muslim country at that where religious doctrine eschews usury and forbids it as one of the cardinal sins and the root of all evil, Malaysia has one of the world’s highest incidences of the Ah Long experience.

The scourge of the Ah Long is growing unabated in all major cities of Malaysia and has spread its tentacles to the rural heartland of Malaysia. It has reached all levels of society and its spread is said to rival that of the evangelical Christian youth movements and multi level marketing.

STUDENTS & POLITICIANS

Large numbers of Malaysians go abroad to study each year. Amongst this crowd are those who enroll at foreign institutions of learning as students as a means of migrating abroad seeking better economic opportunities than those available to them in Malaysia.

There have been a number of arrests of students engaging in illegal activities in their host nations especially in places as Canada, the UK, Australia, the US.

Non traditional destinations for commonwealth students like Holland, has featured in the spread of the Ah Long and its cultural base. Amsterdam, London and Vancouver have each witnessed an entrenched culture of the Triad develop like a rash in their midst over the past few decades.

In 1973, the Dutch government chartered a Sabena (Belgian Airlines) DC-10 to repatriate a plane load of Malaysian Chinese who they had rounded up, charged and convicted in Holland for various crimes ranging from heroin trafficking, extortion, protection rackets and prostitution.

It was then described by an Interpol officer as “the tip of a very large iceberg”. As alerts were issued for Chinese youth especially from Malaysia at various western entry points after the Holland incident in 1973, a tsunami of “students” slowly  began their gradual and intense migration to these lucrative destinations to ply their illicit trades on behalf of the Ah Long.

Students today account for more than 50% of the illegals from Malaysia into the west caught, charged, tried and deported for various Ah Long related crimes. Most of these sent by the Ah Long through their vast  network of travel & migration agents which includes a few lawyers in the destination countries and in Malaysia.

However the Ah Long’s most high profile couriers to date has been a Malaysian politician caught attempting to smuggle over a million dollars in cash into Australia. The politician in question was apprehended by alert security and customs officials at Brisbane airport two years ago. Sadly this politician is not alone.

DR. VICTOR CHANG – VICTIM OF THE AH LONG

In 1995 pioneering Australian Chinese heart surgeon Dr. Victor Chang was gunned down by two Malaysian Chinese gangsters in what police described as a failed extortion bid.  What’s not publicly cavilled is the proposition that Dr. Chang had in the view of some been the victim of the Ah Long and their Triad organizations. It is believed Chang had refused to sell a part of his invention, an artificial heart to Triad “investors” who had approached him in private to invest. The consequence of that refusal is now deeply embedded in the psyche of many Australians.

Whether there is any truth to that story with Dr. Chang is hard to tell. But to ridicule the proposition is foolhardy considering the extents to which Ah Longs and their Triad organizations have historically gone in the past in pursuit of money through extortion.

The Triads thrive in Sydney openly displaying many of their traits at restaurants in the water front and with the open soliciting for prostitution of young mainly Chinese women in most of Sydney’s major suburbs. The corrupting of Sydney’s police could not have been a very difficult task for the Ah Long considering the long history of corruption within the New South Wales police force and its other law enforcement agencies.

Many Australian politicians are known to have accepted bribes, expensive gifts and other inducement to favour Triad interest in Australia. It includes influencing immigration and business license decisions, government letters to Chinese business people engaging in business in South East Asia and China and for a variety of other purposes such as places at universities and favourable exam results.

AIRLINE STEWARDESSES AS ESCORTS AND MAS PILOTS TRAFFICKING DRUGS

More recently and notoriously an MAS airline pilot Thiagu Supramaniam was arrested in 2012 at Brisbane airport in possession of a five kilos of meth amphetamine first thought to be heroin on his person. And the problem does not stop there.

Thiagu is not the only known airline pilot involved in the trafficking of large quantities of high grade heroin, cocaine, ice and ecstasy on behalf of the Ah Long.

 More than half a dozen Malaysian Airlines stewardesses abroad particularly  in Europe and in the US have been caught doubling up as ‘Escorts” whilst on stop overs in these destinations. Holland, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Sydney and Los Angeles being the new popular, lucrative spots for these girls to ply their second trade in because of the strong presence of Triads there.

The recent death of a Chinese Malaysian airline stewardess in Holland is widely believed to have been linked to the Triads whose presence in Europe is anchored in Holland. She is believed to have been a ‘working girl’ for the Triads unbeknownst to her family. The real cause of her death has never been revealed apart from the obvious, a fall.

Whilst Hong Kong and Taiwan have previously been  prominent in the “Escort” circuit for airline stewardesses, the preference for these girls and their Ah Long pimps has always been the larger cities of the west where the Triads are now a well entrenched criminal organizations.

PROSTITUTION RIFE AMONGST MAS STEWARDS AND STEWARDESSES 

The practice of prostituting airline stewardesses abroad is quite widespread. In fact it has been reported and brought to the attention of MAS management previously. The problem though is securing a conviction without which the allegations remain just that and the ability of management to act is limited without a conviction. Or at least that is the theory.

MAS stewardesses have long been “party girls” to board members and their official guests at functions in Malaysia and abroad. There are at least two known videos of prominent Malaysian’s from the 1990’s in compromising positions and situations with Malaysian Airline stewardesses. And the vice does not stop there.

By contrast Singapore Airlines (SIA) is know to chaperon their stewardesses whilst they are abroad knowing full well the temptation and propensity for such activities by Asian gangs preying on their girls whilst abroad. SIA too it is known have suffered the experience of the Ah Long preying on young vulnerable women whose families are in debt to them. However to their credit the airline has become more circumspect and vigilant about the problem now.

Reliance on Ah Longs and other shark lenders as alternatives to banking and its red tape in Malaysia as an industry now challenges the dominance of the regular banking and finance sector. This is  the case at least where private personal lending is concerned. The pervasive influence of the Ah Long has deeper and more sinister social undertones that are not immediately apparent in the “ economically prosperous  moral jungle” Malaysia.

Where gambling of all variety thrives especially amongst the Chinese communities in Malaysia and Singapore, the influence and long dark shadow of the Ah Long is ever present. Oddly enough their most desperate victims are the Chinese themselves and if for no other reason than their renowned propensity for gambling.

MURDER AND POLICING THE AH LONG MENACE

The Ah Longs menace has resulted in a number of documented suicides by debtors so hopelessly in debt and unable to cope with the psychological, physical and social consequences of their indebtedness to the Ah Long. The most tragic of which is believed to be the pilot of a Silk Air flight 185 that crashed into a lake in Sumatra Indonesia killing 97 passengers and the crew.

There are reports of murder directly linked to Ah Long activity. However the statistics in this area are somewhat blurred because prosecutions have been frustrated through the inaction interference and omissions of corrupt members of the police force and the involvement of lawyer intermediaries intervening to scuttle due process.

The disturbing trend is such now that off duty policemen are known to accompany Ah Long enforcers, along with Tamil thugs to keep watch whilst they “enforce the Ah Long’s rights” under the debt obligations against the borrower.

This is known to range from a straight forward threat, to molesting a female member of the household, taking a woman away “for a ride” giving the debtor time to make repayment in full within say an hour. The known consequences of these rides have often known to be, a rape, others sexual assaults not quite amounting to rape like forced oral sex and in some cases mutilation.

CONSUMERISM: SOCIAL STATUS AT ANY COST

A sociologist describes this phenomenon as a by- product of a consumerism. It is known to be common in societies especially amongst Indians and Chinese where social status expressed in material acquisitions, a larger house, a newer car, a child studying abroad, expensive jewelry, brand name accessories, overseas trips and other lifestyle addictions are common. But the greatest and most common source of the vice is from gambling. And the Chinese have no monopoly in this vice in Malaysia today although they control much of it.

Malays from across the spectrum of Malay society have acquired a taste for the good life and with it the promise of fast wealth from gambling. A game of chance. And with that many chance their lives away.

Government negligence is something that most people are unable to explain nor the government explain away. The cost to the economy is immeasurable at the social, human and economic level. The reason is that much of this vice and its effects often go unreported. Debtor victims are ashamed for being in debt and many more are ashamed of the punishments inflicted on them by the Ah Long. And the price they pay in various assaults, the degradation and personal humiliation for their sins is the price for their silence.

There is a particularly ugly and enduring stigma attached especially to female members of families of the Ah Long experience.

GOVERNMENT TURNING A BLIND EYE- A BLACK EYE IN FUTURE

If government were to seriously go about attacking this menace they would enforce available criminal sanctions against the Ah Long in an exemplary manner. Many within the police force and other government organizations would be affected if this did occur.

What the government may be ignoring in all of this also is a huge potential vote bank. If it only took the initiative to force “debt forgiveness” against Ah Longs or impose punitive high taxes on Ah Longs when caught to discourage them from continuing in the business it could well drive Ah Longs out of business and recoup unpaid taxes in their networks reducing considerably the impact of this huge social menace in Malaysia.

The Ah Long may well be Malaysia’s Greek debt problem which the state chooses to ignore. One day the chickens will come home to roost and that one day may not be too far away.

RAJA PETRA KAMARUDDIN TO RETURN

COMING IN FROM THE COLD

In 2011 in a highly controversial article in GRK we reported that Waythamurthi had been negotiating with government for his safe return to Malaysia. We also reported of the overtures Raja Petra Kamaruddin the mercurial and narcissistic blogger had been making overtures to government of Malaysia intermediaries for his safe return to Malaysia.

A few weeks ago it was reported that Waythamurthi returned to Malaysia via Johore Bahru. His return was uneventful. His office, Hindraf and Waythamurthi himself had long denied any overtures to government were made or that he was likely to strike any deal with the Malaysian government for his return.

Also read: https://takemon.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/anwar-will-not-be-pm-ambiga-kit-siang/

THE RUNAWAY PRINCE A PRODIGAL SON

We have learned recently that Raja Petra Kamaruddin better known by the acronym RPK, is to return to Malaysia. RPK is reported to have concluded a deal with government he has been negotiating for sometime  in exile to secure his return to Malaysia.

What is not known though is whether the deal struck between government and RPK will allow RPK to return to Malaysia prior to the next general elections. The next general elections, Malaysia’s 13th since it gained independence from the UK is due to be held on or before April 2013. It is not known whether RPK’s return will be postponed till after the event.

What is not also known are the finer details of the deal. Whether RPK will face court on a number of outstanding charges against him including several of criminal defamation and the more serious charges of contempt may well be part of the deal between RPK and government. The charges of contempt were contemplated or even laid by prosecutors prior to RPK’s hasty departure for the United Kingdom in 2010.

The government’s reasons for agreeing to allow RPK to return to Malaysia though are clear. From what we know they are not too dissimilar to the reasons that paved the way for a deal that allowed the Hindraf former exile Waythamurthi to return to Malaysia recently. But there is a quid pro quo.

ALL IS FORGIVEN- BUT AT A PRICE

As has also been widely known for sometime there has been a gradual ‘drip feeding’ of vital information to government about the structure and identity of key individuals within the opposition and their affiliated groups. The ‘drip feed’ comes from well cultivated and strategically placed insiders in each of the opposition led organizations. They include the Malaysian Bar, Bersih and PKR as well as the many so called NGO’s.

The Catholic church and its allies have also provided a rich vein of insider information through carefully placed informers within the church. It appears that God does work in strange and mysterious ways. The result is a long list of  individuals and organizations perceived to be threats to the peace stability and security of the country. And there is good reason for that perception. Many on this list are tied to the objective of the overthrow of government outside the ballot box.

Groups like Bersih are long known to have been connected to foreign governments and their covert operating units in the Asia Pacific region. The structure and operational strategies of many of these groups are now intimately known to government and its intelligence apparatus. Information obtained by government connects specific individuals directly with foreign governments, the so called “NGO’s” and their hidden agendas, the overthrow of the Barisan government.

Much of the funding and technical assistance supplied to local branches of foreign NGO’s, opposition political parties, the alternative and social media to disrupt local politics has a distinct European (EU) and American tinge to it. The list is said to cut across a very wide spectrum of government. The list includes public servants, the diplomatic corps and the judiciary.

Sadly top tier foreign universities from Harvard, the University of London, Melbourne, the University of New South Wales and Monash universitiy have also been identified as a training ground and host for the operations of the more sinister of these groups like the Neo Cons in Washington.

THE LIST

What is referred to as The list is highly classified and detailed report about cladestine anti government activities locally and abroad now in government hands. In it are listed the names of high ranking public servants. As expected, members of the Malaysian Bar, the Churches and a number of judges sitting and retired feature prominently in that list. Each is identified as having participated in one way or the other in attempts to overthrow government in Malaysia. All of the named are said to be either directly or indirectly connected to foreign organizations connected to foreign governments with a specific agenda for the region. The creation of client states.

More disturbing to government is the identity of two mid ranking diplomats currently serving at major diplomatic stations abroad. Their activities have been the subject of close scrutiny by government for sometime following ‘disclosures’ by former anti government operatives living locally and abroad. The information on suspects provided in detail by exiles and active members of opposition groups who have ‘turned coat’.

Reasons believed to have been given by insider informants for turning coat against their former colleagues we are told is that many are said to have become disillusioned and disatissfied with the very elitist, exclusive manner in which many of these opposition groups and NGO’s operate.

Many within believe opposition groups have become personal feifdoms and are treated like the private enterprise of its leaders. Ambiga, Waythamurthi, Guan Eng and Anwar are but 4 of the main examples cited for the proposition. The level of foreign penetration in Malaysia’s opposition aimed at destabilising government is quite extensive it appears.

Singapore thankfully in its own interests has identified, interviewed and managed to contain informers from within NGO’s, Bersih, PKR at a very high level. Many of these informers, officers of each of these groups have been compromised into providing critical information to Singapore’s intelligence agencies. These informants are from within many of the Malaysian opposition groups and NGO’s operating in the region. There are some, foreigners who have since been deported. Needless to say such information gathering by Singpore would be incomplete without a fair share of Malaysian government informants amongst them as well.

A CHILL WIND BLOWING THE FIRES OF CHANGE

The recent failures of USAID and various other ‘cover’ organizations such as Civil Societies in the middle east, where they have promoted radical change through funding street demonstrations has forced the US to rethink its strategies for fostering violent change worldwide. Sources within the Obama administration have begun to speculate about a new role for Hillary Clinton after the November elections there.

The British appear at least for now to have altered course from supporting the raft of opposition groups in Malaysia agitating for undemocratic overthrow of government to maintaining the status quo. No one is saying so officially of course. The conduct of the British establishment towards Malaysian opposition groups residing in London has somewhat chilled in recent months. Australia too must be considering a rethink if it hasn’t alread done so. Having failed in the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia, their Malaysian adventures appear to alienate them from the more progressive elements in the region.

The killing of US Ambassador to Libya last week has forced a re think of the US strategy of creating “springs” much like Mao’s  cultural revolution uprisings in far flung reaches of the globe. Their gamble in this regard has not paid off. In fact it has failed dismally with the “street revolutions” in each of Egypt, Libya, Syria and Tunisia all having turned against US interests of late.

The hands of the US government are tied.  Government is paralysed in the run up to the presidential elections this year. Their miscalculation of the Arab Spring is politically too sensitive and embarassing to the extent no one on either side of the political divide in the US wants to own up to it.

The US response to ‘friendly Arab opposition movements’ once funded by them turning against them has been muted for the same reason. They are unable to act. The damage in anti American sentiment has spread worldwide beyond the middle east. The latest victim of their misadventure is the driver of their funding to foreign groups USAID. Russian president Vladmir Putin has ordered the organization shut down and its operatives out of Russia forthwith.

JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE- A CAN OF WORMS

When RPK (and Anwar Ibrahim) made much of the Lingham tapes, little did RPK and his handlers in the Malaysian Bar and Bersih realise that he had prized open a vital avenue for government to investigate and clean up the judiciary. Many within the ranks of judges are believed to be members and supporters of the oppostion and foreign interests.

There were no surprises it seems when names in the ‘drip feed’ list of ‘RPK’ and those NGO’s with links to USAID were put to a government official recently. The Malaysian government appears to have covered this sector quite thoroughly from the responses the official provided us on condition of anonymity.

Inflitration of each of these groups by government has been highly efficient and productive. Organization structural weaknesses in particular eltism and exclusivity has damaged many of these groups from Bersih, the DAP, Aliran. The Christian churches have fared no better.

PKR has had its own share of disasters of its own making rendering it an ineffective partner in the oppostion movement. But the RPK revelations led to more information being available by Ambiga’s own indiscretions in the media and those of one of her close confidants in a leak to a government handler.

Out of this treasure trove of information from RPK and others like him comes the most astonishing revelation. At the beating heart of opposition corruption is a core of individuals many would have little suspected of being as malleable, fickle and tradeable a comodity as the judiciary. Within their ranks government has uncovered a rotten core. A group whose purpose is to frustrate the government at every turn and make governing the country difficult bfore the next elections.

What has long been suspected about the involvement of the judiciary in foreign funded opposition groups is now confirmed. Suspects include sitting and retired judges who are active on the political and judicial circuits with the objective of undermining government.

JUDGE SHOPPING – WHAT PRICE A FAVOURABLE DECISION?

Apparently a major problem and some say a common practice amongst Malaysia’s most prominent law firms is the practice of Judge shopping. Identified in the list of judicial officers involved in this practice are high profile judges who continue to maintain direct contact with their handlers and whose activities on the bench go dangerously beyond the scope of their work and the power and duties of their office.

The practice of judge shopping was confirmed by Waythamurthi and some others within the legal profession. The whistle blew when Ambiga, refused Hindraf legal aid from the Malaysian Bar to members of Hindraf following their arrrest and detention under the ISA in 2007. Each of these Hindraf detainees were entitled to but denied legal representation by the Malaysian Bar on Ambiga’s express instructions.

That denial of their legal rights by the Malaysian Bar appears to have been the catalyst that precipitated a major backlach against the likes of Bersih, the Malaysian Bar and the opposition to government in Malaysia in general. The government realising there was a chasm created by the Bar went to work on deepening the divide.

Ambiga’s own conduct as a legal practitioner has for some time now been under scrutiny. And there is much to write about her conduct, performance and capabilities as a lawyer during her time as chairperson of the Malaysian Bar, prior to and subsequent. Her nexus to certain members of the judiciary then when she worked at a particular top tier firm in Malaysia too has drawn a lot of attention and criticism although the criticism has for some time been muted.

Judges under investigation today for involvement in the practice include at least 4 judges from the ranks of 3 very prominent law firms in Malaysia. These firms are known to maintain close connections to sitting judges who have risen to the bench from their ranks. The many decisions of each of these judges are equally well documented and the subject of independent analysis to prove they may have favoured clients of their former employers, the major law firms over others in litigation in disregard for fairness, equity or legal principles.

Judge and jurisdiction shopping is a common practice with large law firms and certain practitioners within the Malaysian Bar. Typically this practice involves lawyers manipulating daily law lists in the court registries to have their matters brought before and tried by “preferred judges”. Preferred judes being judges familiar or known to a particular lawyer requiring his services.

Interestingly it is known now that judge shopping has been a source of overt funding for the opposition groups in Malaysia as well. Through the practice of judge shopping and ‘judicial favours’ from the bench, the pay offs that ensue flow on to fund ‘NGO’s , select members of the Malaysian Bar, compliant the judicial officers and other agitators engaging in anti government activities.

Many of the participants in this regard and their families it is believed have received benefits as scholarships to study in the UK, Australia and the US as incentives to remain within the groups. None of these scholarships being Malaysian government scholarships.

THE BEST JUDGES MONEY CAN BUY

There is apparently nothing subtle about the misconduct of these judges and the conduct of the law firms that support them. The practice has been widespread for sometime now that it has become very much a part of the legal establishment in Malaysia. We have been provided access to at least half a dozen cases, complete with transcripts, pleadings, evidence, witness statements and judgements all of which go to support the proposition that judge shopping and judicial favours to large law firms are more than the suspicion of disgruntled litigants. It appears to be common practice in Malaysia.

Interestingly Raja Petra Kamaruddin himself boasted of his knowledge of this practice yet failed to pursue the subject further on his blog. It appears that his omissions in this regard may have been cured or corrected by the man by other means. The elitism of many within the bulge bracket firms and support for it by judges who favour them in court appears  for now at least to be resisted by a growing number of lawyers if for no other reason than for its economic impact on their livelihoods.

There are a number very high profile commercial cases that appear to have been the product of judge shopping. Lawyers in Kuala Lumpur, Johore Bahru and in the Kelang Valley who did not wish to be named, readily identified judges, individual cases in which judge shopping and judicial favours may have been involved and benefits given to clients of the larger law firms where individual judges had served as lawyers before coming to the bench.

A group of these lawyers have requested we pursue the problem further with them. Again the activities of the Raja and others like Hindraf may have been instrumental in leading government agencies to uncover and subsequently investigate the practice.

In deference to government’s on- going investigations into this matter we will not be publishing the identities of those judicial officers identified in a recently leaked document to government.

BUT WHO AMONGST US?

Among the best traitors Ireland has ever had, Mother Church  ranks at the very top, a massive obstacle in the path to equality and freedom.  She has been a force for conservatism… to ward off threats to her own security  and influence“.
Bernadette  Devlin.

The Church has always seemingly been at the forefront of change. But not for the reasons of justice, fairness or equalit as one might think. The IRA struggle against Britain is perhaps an great example of a betrayal of the struggle of the Catholics in Ireland by the Church.

MONEY CAN’T BUY ME LOVE

On the list of suspected corrupt judges in Malaysia is a prominent serving High Court of Malaysia judge. The judge who is known to have presided over a highly controversial public inquiry recently is not only identified for his alleged involvement in some of these anti government activities behind the scenes, but also sadly because of the company he keeps. But he is also one of a number of judges recently found to be engaging in “judicial activism”.

More interesting is the case of a prominent  former judge of the High Court of Malaysia from a northern constituency (Perak) whose extra marital affairs has resulted in his own family supplying valuable intelligence on his personal life to government. That information we understand contains intimate details about this former judge’s many trysts with members of the underworld, acting sometimes as a go between.

Amongst the allegations of this particular former judges indiscretions include his having acted as liason between litigants (underworld figures and large corporations) and other members of the Malaysian judiciary during his tenure as a judge. It is widely believed that the man continues to offer his services in this regard for reward  liasing with at least one sitting judge in  a recent matter.

The particular informant member of the ex judge’s family asserts, the judge’s conduct in this regard was motivated for pecuniary and personal gain, to support a lavish lifestyle. The judge it is suggested had become involved with a number of mistresses, was fond of gambling. It is further alleged he had become captive to a number of high profile individuals in corporate and underworld circles for favours received in the past. However it was his infidelity and his mistresses that “broke the camel’s back” enraging his family enough for at least one member to come forward and disclose details of his other life away from the bench.

IN DARK CORNERS OF THE KNIGHTS

Closely linked to this judge is a former Court of Appeals judge who remains in public practice though retired from the bench. His activities are well documented by government to include his advises to Bersih and to Parti Keadilan Rakyat amongst other opposition organizations. However this judge too like Ambiga Sreenivasan had been previously highly critical of Waythamurthi and urged government action against Hindraf.

There is little doubt that at least with the Indian communities, the caste factor continues to play a key role in fostering divisions amongs those of them in opposition. However it is not their caste divisions but their misconduct in public office that has drawn the ire of government and its attention to their so called opposition political activities,

Two other former Court of Appeals judges whose controversial decisions in  recent years in high profile commercial cases  are also being investigated. Each of these retired judges is also being investigated for their conduct in other matters during their tenure in office. Both have a direct active involvement in the opposition.

Information about the conduct of judges now the subject of government interest it appears is just the tip of the ice berg. Payback time it seems may be after the general elections. Once more the informants are people closely connected to the judges, the informations having worked very closely with them.

The Lingham affair it now appears was deliberately engineered to be widely publicized and debated as an issue of judicial incompetence and corruption by the Malaysian Bar for political reasons. The Lingham tapes on analysis was used as a smoke screen to conceal the real corrupt and highly political and inappropriate activities of sitting judges within the Malaysian bench connected to the opposition and aligned to foreign interests.

WHEN WILL RPK RETURN AND WHAT IS THE DEAL?

Government must of its own accord and initiative now disclose the terms for the return and ‘forgiveness’ accorded to the likes of RPK and Waythamurthi. There is an obligation on the part of government to address the issues behind its decision in both cases.

Many Malaysians from all walks of life have been actively engaged in one form or the other in fostering change for the better in their country. It is the prerogative of every citizen and a fundamental human right of everyone regardless of their political complexion to seek positive change peacefully and in a democratic way.

It is also the right of every individual to expect full disclosure and the truth from their leaders. That includes not just leaders in government, but also those who claim the right to be that alternative government. Elected representatives, opposition members of parliament and those who lead unregistered political movements funded from abroad. What is needed especially from foreign funded organizations is full and frank disclosures about their sources of funding, their objectives and their organizational structures.

Thus far the opposition and especially Bersih, two groups who have hijacked the middle ground lying through their teeth claiming to have some divine or ascriptive right to be the sole voice and representative of alternative government in Malaysia have not been as transparent as they demand of government and those who oppose them. It is time that government disclosed what they have on these groups.

A LESSON FOR LIM CHEE WEE-AMBIGA AND THE MALAYSIAN BAR

SOVERIGNTY AND DIPLOMATIC PROTECTION BRITISH STYLE- ATTACK THE EMBASSY

In a show of unpardonable (British) stupidity, arrogance and political desperation, Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom William Hague made a “shoot from the hip” statement last month, threatening to attack the Ecuadorian embassy in London to arrest Julian Assange, publisher of that controversial website Wikileaks.

Assange had sought refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy and political asylum in Ecuador to avoid arrest and deportation to Sweden on what he claims are trumped up charges.

What many in western diplomatic circles and in the media failed to recognize or deliberately chose to ignore were the far reaching implications and the dangers  in Hague’s remarks and his threat. Hague, in one fell swoop, in a reckless act of belligerence, legitimized the actions of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard in 1979, a breach of international law rejected by the world at large till now.

THE IRANIAN REVOLUTION AND STORMING OF THE US EMBASSY

In that one spectacular unprecedented act in contemporary political history, Iranian Revolutionary Guard over ran the US embassy in Tehran, seizing its staff, holding them hostage for over 400 days. In sacking the US Embassy  in 1979 the Iranian Revolutionary Guard also seized mountains of sensitive diplomatic cables and other confidential documents shredded by embassy staff prior to the embassy being over run.

Communication equipment and confidential files which the Revolutionary Guard seized, including documents in shredded form, were all painstakingly re assembled like a massive jigsaw puzzle, over several months to produce a lethal treasure trove of information now infamously referred to as the Teheran Papers.

The Teheran Papers unearthed a treasure trove of highly prized and sensitive information about US and other foreign diplomatic posts worldwide. Those documents identified the structure  and components (including human assets) of US and Israeli intelligence operations and operatives at their various diplomatic missions in a number of countries including Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Singapore was one of the more sensitive stations named in the documents. It featured prominently as a friendly outpost for the Jewish state seeking to monitor Islamic states  and their activities in the region. Amongst those named as targets for Israel’s monitoring identified were Malaysia, the Philippines (Moro rebels) and Indonesia.

The covers of spies in each of these posts was also revealed. So too were the codes for communication deciphered by Iranian Revolutionary Guards, referred to then as “students”. Clearly these Guards were highly trained operatives of the revolution and not simply students as claimed by Iran. El Al the Israeli airline never flew into Singapore again and had lost its landing rights in the island republic after that disclosure.

William Hague last month gave explicit and official recognition to the legitimacy of that event of 1979 retrospectively. In short, William Hague’s statement translated would have meant this in unequivocal terms to the world:

Britain recognizes the right of a host state and its security apparatus to violate the sovereignty of a foreign diplomatic mission on its soil for reasons it unilaterally considers to be legitimate’.

The inference to be drawn from Hague’s statement? To hell with international laws and our international treaty obligations. His conduct gave express and timely recognition to the Iranian event of 1979, many radical Islamic groups in the middle east had long been waiting for. It was a resounding victory for the Iranian revolution 33 years after it occurred. Every radical Arab and Islamic group in the region had now been given the green light to repeat the events of 1979, and repeat it they did. Hague has not been sought out for comment by a compliant western media for his blunder,

HAGUE AND HILLARY UNITED IN BLUNDER

A year or so Before Hague’s tactical blunder over Assange, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had endorsed the street mobs of a political organization in Malaysia calling itself Bersih. Bersih is a political organization led by a rhetoric charged leader, the insufferable and egotistical Ambiga Sreenivasan, a lawyer by training.

Bersih is in fact the paid offshoot of a state government of the opposition PKR in Malaysia, the civil societies movement of US foreign policy and a host of other foreign funded and trained political movements or “NGO’s” as they would prefer to be called.

Ambiga was for reasons best known to her hosts invited to the White House to be conferred an obscure honour by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. There Ambiga stood beside a group of third world misfits, house girls, Hillary amongst them for credibility in a  photo opportunity which resembled a political “turkey shoot”.

There these women were bestowed with a dubious ‘order of merit’ by the White House for being “brave women” serving the interests of the United States in far flung regions of the world the US considers ‘its interests’. These regions represent what civil societies a sinister organization, funded by the CIA and financier George Soros see as their colonies of the future.

The imperious Hillary Clinton sees herself as patron of operatives of civil societies funded groups like Ambiga and Lim Chee Wee. There to serve the White House and US foreign policy was Ambiga Sreenivasan on behalf of an undemocratic power hungry set in Malaysia, whose ideas of change is not the ballot box but bloody street riots  for their own political gain and advancement.

VOLTE FACE- THE WORM HAS TURNED

Today in an about face, the Secretary of State calls on nations in the middle east to “avoid the Mobs” , a clear reference to the “Arab Springs” now turned an “Arab Winter of Discontent” for the US in the region. It may be a little too little a little too late for Secretary Clinton and the US government to wish their bloody deeds away through mere words alone.

The Arabs by a majority did not endorse the violent overthrow of their leaders or their regimes in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya or Syria. If they did so it was not for to turn these states into free for all western types anarchic disordered societies. The Arabs are an ancient civilization. Much older and than the west.

A small and highly vocal section ( many of whom are now in hiding) of western educated cadres in these countries allowed themselves to be flattered first then led by Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration in the false and now fading hope that they too would in destroying the old enjoy the fruits of Obama’s “audacity of hope”.

Many of these groups like Malaysia’s Bersih, continue to be supported by Hillary Clinton, the French government (especially of Sarkozy) and in Malaysia’s case by Singapore, the UK and Australia for the potential they represent to the west. These countries are viewed by the west as potential client states. These groups like Bersih operate willingly as a Trojan horse (or fifth coloumn) to be unleashed against their governments in anger each time a state refuses to toe US foreign policy initiatives in a given area.

Today Singapore remains on red alert for the activities of such mobs. Its population now 38% foreign born, many from the people’s republic of China and Bangladesh, are peoples not imbued or intimidated by the Lee Kuan Yew school of political thuggery. They are volatile. In their midst a growing dissatisfied and marginalised Islamic Malay population. There is evidence of a Bersih offshoot in Singapore under a different name. Singapore remains wary of them.

The Malays on the island state have long been treated as outsiders by the Lee regime and their Chinese constituents. The Malaysian Chinese now seek to replicate that Singapore model in a Bersih PKR led Malaysia. The object of Bersih, Malaysia’s answer to the nightmare once called the “Arab Spring” is to overthrow and render redundant and impotent Malay culture, their majority position, their religious and customary rights and beliefs and their rights as a people under the Federal Constitution.

WHY THE US NEEDS TO RETHINK ITS STRATEGY IN THE MALAY ARCHIPELAGO

The Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Myanmar are nearly 400 million people with a common culture, language, heritage and origins. They may be divided by religion but religion if it were to play a significant role in regional politics, must prioritise the needs and sensitivities of Muslims in the are who are a majority.

They are also a market of over 800 million the Indians, Chinese and American covet. The Chinese through organizations like the Malaysian Bar and the other so called NGO’s mismanaged by the west have an advantage they will in due course seize to secure their dominance in the region.

Hillary Clinton now desperately needs a rethink of her position with Ambiga and the Bersih movement. She will need the Malays now to defeat China’s hegemony in south east Asia. China now acts in total defiance and indifference to US and other interests in the region. China is nation that has naked regional and international territorial ambitions in what it sees as a natural extension of its own territory, south east Asia. The US ‘s influence continues to wane with the majority in the region.

China is heading towards more than a diplomatic war with Japan and Korea over certain disputed islands it claims are its own. Its approach is not too different to that of the US, France and the UK. Shoot first ask questions later. China is at variance with all of its neighbours without exception, flexing its military might against each of 6 south east nations who have laid an equally legitimate claim over the Spratlys and Paracel islands in the South China Sea.

China disputes the legitimate rights of other nations in the region with claims to the Paracels and the Spratly islands. It seeks control of the Straits of Malacca from Myanmar’s ports. The local Chinese population in each of the south east Asian countries support China’s ambitions in this regard. For a token they have the Ambiga’s of this world to front up for them.

The US has an obligation not only to itself but to the rest of the free world world to ensure that a China surrogate or proxy like Bersih or the DAP does not achieve that level of influence with its help in the region. If it does the US and the west can kiss goodbye the rights of free passage through the vital sea passage of the Malacca Straits. And in this regard Hillary Clinton appears to be as blind and as naive as Chamberlain was with Hitler.

The US appears to have no firm identifiable long term policy for containing China’s aggressive territorial ambitions in this region. It has had no cohesive policy for its position in this arena since its defeat at the hands of the Viet Namese. Therein lies a grave danger not only for the US but for all other nations in the region who have an interest in their independence and security.

THE HIGH PRICE OF POLITICAL AMNESIA

On 11 September 2012, the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York, another milestone in US foreign policy failure was being carved out in Libya. This time the stage for the event was Benghazi in Libya, a country in which the withered hand of failed and ill-conceived US and British foreign policy had not a year earlier brought down a government in “reality TV style”.

The “Arab Spring” , a convenient term used by the US and western media to describe their political interference in the middle east, particularly Tunisia, Egypt, Iran, Yemen,
Syria and Libya. Early this year that “Arab Spring “claimed in a most horrific and brutal way, the life of Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi .

Gadhafi was sodomised and raped by his assailants, a US backed and trained “peaceful, freedom & democracy loving” mob financed by the west. His rape and subsequent murder was televised to the world via social media. He was shot by an operative of a political rival. The assassin was paid and trained by the US and Britain as has been widely reported. Hillary Clinton at the time in Pakistan for a meeting responded thus when shown a graphic video of Gadhafi’s murder: “Ewwwwwuh?” Her expression came complete with an amused grin on her face.

ANTI ISLAMIC MOVEMENTS-THE MALAYSIAN LINK-AMBIGA LIM CHEE WEE AND THE MALAYSIAN BAR

Datuk Ambiga Sreenivasan (Ambiga) admitted in July of 2012 to receiving funds for a larger purpose or “bigger project” (Malaysiakini) in Malaysia which we conclude she secured from the same sources that funded the Libyan, Egyptian, Syrian and Tunisian carnage. More on that later as it unfolds. More on Ambiga’s and Lim Chee Wee’s plans for Malaysia later.

What is undeniable is that that bigger project by the language of Ambiga and the Malaysian Bar can only mean one thing. The end of Malay domination of Malaysia and with its their customs traditions and political rights.

Both Ambiga Lim Chee Wee and their respective stalking horses of Bersih and the Malaysian Bar have, consistently and without let up attacked the Malays, threatened to destroy their culture as embedded in government, the constitution and their way of life in Islam. They have and continue to describe these in various ways as being corrupted, undemocratic, unconstitutional and above all unacceptable to “civil societies”.

What’s important to note is that Ambiga, Lim Chee Wee and the Malaysian Bar (albeit those members that subscribe to their political philosophies) have a direct nexus to Soro’s “civil societies” and other clandestine movements and sources of funding for a purpose not quite unlike that of the “Arab Springs” in almost every respect.

Seriously worrying is Ambiga’s admission to receiving funding for “Bigger projects” and illicit funding from amongst others, the Selangor State government which neither have disclosed to date the power, authority and purpose for which that money of state was given to an unregistered opposition serving a foreign power or powers.

THE LIBYAN PAYBACK

Back to the Middle east and the unfolding tragedy of US foreign policy blunders. US ambassador, sometime CIA operative and specialist in middle-eastern affairs, Christopher Stevens was shot and killed in an equally horrific and brutal attack on his Embassy on 11 September 2012. His killing was at the hands of enraged Libyans who the US refer to now conveniently as Islamist extremists and Al Qaeda operatives. Reports detailing Steven’s death say he too was sodomised before being shot by his assailants. Poetic justice or mere coincidence, it remains a horrific example of the dehumanization of an enemy which cannot be tolerated by any society? But why did the US not condemn the killing of a sovereign leader in Gadhafi by their allies, their “Bersih’s” in Libya then?

On 11 September 2012 the US government withheld release of information on the killing of Christopher Stevens, although sources in the middle east and elsewhere had long confirmed the Ambassador had been killed along with two of his employees in Benghazi. The silence by the US for 24 hours was a dead give away that someone important in their mission had been killed. Not simply an ambassador but also a key architect of their disastrous, failed, rag tag middle east policy.

BERSIH’S READINESS TO RIOT

One now wonders what stage of preparation Ambiga and Bersih and the Malaysian Bar have reached in their own efforts to destabilise government and the majority in Malaysia as threatened. One wonders what contingencies are in place by government in the event they put into action their plans for another Bersih type riot to overthrow government in Malaysia and displace it majority the Malays. Ambiga is after all like Lim Chee Wee linked to groups that have a track record of destabilisation of developing countries that dare to be independent of their colonial past like Malaysia is.

Both Lim Chee Wee and Ambiga run organizations that are intolerant of contrarian views to their own They believe they are the only way to political change and salvation and that whatever claims they make against government must be believed inspite of the lack of proper evidence to support their many far fetched claims and spurious arguments against government.

Beneath all their criticism of government in Malaysia is an anti Malay anti Islamic theme at its core. The field operatives of the Malaysian Bar and Bersih bear all the characteristics and hall marks of those unruly flash crowds paid for and trained by the Europeans (French and British) and the US in Tunisia, Egypt, Syria and Libya (in more extreme forms). These same mobs who the US and Europe called allies have now turned on each other and their patrons. Where to now and what are we to expect from Bersih and the Malaysian Bar. And why is government silent and apparently impotent in the face of this threat?

BACK TO DEMOCRACY, FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND JUSTICE HUNGRY STREET MOBS

The embassy attack in Benghazi was carried out by what the late Colonel Gadhafi called Islamic radicals who he said had long threatened to turn Libya into a theocracy. On this point the US now appears to be one with the late Libyan leader they are complicit in murdering last year.

It was US Secretary of state Hillary Clinton who said over and over again during that tumultuous period of upheaval in Libya that, these street mobs, (the Bersih’s of the Middle east) were “peace and freedom loving people who sought democracy and freedom for Libya which the US stood shoulder to shoulder with in their time of need”. Really Hillary? then why complain? are these not the same peace loving, democratic and freedom aspirants the US stood shoulder to shoulder with or is it too painful to admit Ghadafi was right?

First it was Tunisia, then Egypt and Libya. More recently and of course still current is that other US engineered blood bath in Syria which is doomed to failure if for no other reason than for its strategic importance to Russia in the region and to the Arab position vis a vis Israel.

Egypt and Tahrir square as it is now evident was a grievous miscalculation by the US. In no time the new government in Egypt strengthened ties with Iran demolishing that myth of that great ideological and theological divide between Shi’ites and Sunnis. So too now with. Islamization is the direction of the new forces in charge there. It is the driver at the wheel. The cohesive political, moral, economic and military force with universal acceptance amongst its diverse tribal population. Not the western style liberal democracies dreamed of by the west.

The youth who fanned the “Arab Spring” in these countries are in hiding. They are on the run complete with their Tommy Hilfiger wardrobes and the tools of their mischief, their cell phones. Hiding from a traditional Islamic polity that wants none of their Bersih style “Arab Spring“. The traditionalists amongst the Arabs are not fools but a highly sophisticated, organized and patient majority who have long waited for the opportunity to strike back. Strike back they will. And in the wings observing carefully and learning are Malaysia’s Malays on whom the lessons of the failed “Arab Springs” is not lost.

The recent Libyan incident is perhaps life imitating art: or is it Karma? Either ways one looks at how these events engineered by the west in the middle east are panning out, it bodes no good for the US and to a lesser extent for Europe and the state of Israel. What is brewing in Malaysia is not too different to that which the middle east is experiencing today.

The Malaysian Bar, Lim Chee Wee and Ambiga and their ill informed followers clearly will rue the day they threatened a majority with the extinction of their culture in the same way the Chinese precipitated May 13 all those years ago. It is the language of Lim Chee Wee, Ambiga Sreenivasan, Guan Eng and their policies that threaten the existence of the Malay culture.

A LESSON FOR MALAYSIA

It is no longer Anwar Ibrahim or Pakatan that Malaysian and the Malays ought to fear. PKR and Anwar are spent forces of an exhausted political milieu. The Tamils, marginalized by Pakatan and Ambiga and the Malaysian Bar, have learned their lesson. They would prefer the government any day to the opposition having learned the lessons of betrayal from DAP, PKR, the Malaysian Bar and Ambiga.

Malaysians who believe the Bersih’s of this world or “Arab Springs” or “Civil Societies” as they call themselves are capable of better governing the state through street demonstrations and loud offensive slogans alone, should stop and give some thought to how the “Arab Springs” have turned out in the middle east. After all it is the same hand in that glove that brought the Egyptian Islamic Brotherhood into power in Egypt and destroyed the Libyan state reducing it into a feudal, tribal anarchy the US calls free, democratic and friendly to the west.

Ambiga after all like her Arab counterparts was decorated by the same puppeteers in Washington and Paris. They the leaders who fund her campaign and that of those elements of the Malaysian Bar, the Sisters of Islam and the radical elements of the Catholic Church in Malaysia pull the strings by which these puppets dance. And from the middle eastern experience that could be the dance of death

CHANGE? WHAT CHANGE?

It is an important observation that no regime in the Arab world has actually been replaced since or by the “Arab Springs”. President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt may been replaced, like Libya’s Muamar Gadhafi but the regimes themselves and their styles of governing have not changed. The culture of the patrimony and the totalitarian styles remain.

A distinct Islamic tribal flavour permeates the political landscape like it does the social and intellectual fabric of these societies. Others like the Syrian regime of Basher Al Assad are under intensive attack but have not fallen. So too Yemen and Saudi Arabia (where news of such dissent and rebellion against the regime is heavily censored under the pain of the penalty of death).

In other countries, such as Jordan, the unrest never amounted to a serious enough threat to the regime. This is not the Perestroika induced collapse of old regimes in Eastern Europe in 1989 with the fall of communism. The Arab world is fundamentally different. Its problems almost entirely the result of foreign colonial political oppression and post colonial interference in their affairs beginning with the Arthur Balfour declaration that created the state of Israel. Critically, none of these “regime changes” in Libya Egypt, Tunisia and Syria are going to be permanent, western styled liberal democracies forever or clearly victorious as it is claimed by the west. Those that claim to be victorious like Egypt and Libya are not going to be democratic and those that embrace democracy if they do, amongst them are not going to be liberal.

The myth that “beneath every Arab is a French republican yearning to breathe free is ridiculous in the extreme”. The same myth can be applied to the Malaysian model as well which Ambiga and the Malaysian Bar propagate vainly that “beneath every Malaysian is a freedom loving, clean and liberal malcontent Westminster styled democrat”. But their doctrine goes further which is where the anger lies in the Malaysian context.

That beneath every Malaysian lies a non Malay with some Malays wanting desperately to rid the country of Malays and Muslims and replace it with a British/ American Anglo Christian ethic especially in government.”

GOVERNMENTS RESPONSIBILITY

The Malaysian government cannot ignore the threats by the Malaysian Bar’s Lim Chee Wee directed at the Malays of Malaysia. His racist barbs and his threats like Ambiga’s come in the thinly veiled guise of criticizing UMNO ( a wholly Malays organization of the majority).

Collectively they threaten to end Malay culture and dominance of their country in concert within the Lim Guan Eng’s and Anwars of this world. Government has an overriding obligation to round up these would be despots who spread lies, half truths within and abroad and who serve foreign masters before they carry out their threats. Either ways they are determined and financed to overthrow government outside the ballot box. And they have demonstrated their intent with their lies, propaganda and “dry run” with Bersih 1,2, and the upcoming Bersih 3.

The government has a duty to act decisively before the restive Malay populace, especially its rural classes threatened by Ambiga and Chee Wee’s propaganda and their threats to destroy their existence and culture with an alternative political structure in the coming elections. The Malays are being pushed to take the law into their own hands and deal with the threat because government appears too soft on these radical subversives. If and when the Malays do rise this time , May 13 will seem like nothing more than a school yard brawl etched in our fading memories from some distant time in our history.

RAJA PETRA DROWNED: WEIGHED DOWN BY HIS SD

THE RPK STATUTORY DECLARATION- A STARTING POINT

OVERVIEW

RPK’s statutory declaration (SD) purportedly sworn on 18 May 2008 at the High Court of Malaysia suffers from the same defects found in the Statutory Declaration made by one Balasubramaniam, former policeman turned private security & bodyguard to Razak Baginda. Baginda is one time defendant (now discharged) charged with the murder of Altantuya Sharibu (Altantuya).

This matter of Altantuya has a history which it is not necessary to go into any lengthy detail here.

Conveniently woven around the facts surrounding her tragic life and death, during the process of  the trial of the two people accused of murdering her, were fabricated stories of a  conspiracy and the alleged involvement of the Malaysian prime minister Najib Tun Razak and his wife Datin Rosmah (Najib and Rosmah).

THE STATUTORY DECLARATION (SD)

The SD sworn by RPK in pursuit of a wider campaign to destabilise Malaysia and to literally overthrow its government through organized mayhem, contains very little information of any real substance about who killed Altantuya.

Instead it sets out to create an aura of legitimacy out of patent falsehoods, hearsay and gossip the Raja swore under oath in his SD with colourable and questionable statements. These are then supported by very noble reasons he provides in a single paragraph at the end of the SD. This being his motive as it appears for swearing that SD.

Raja’s allegations in the SD drafted outside of the form supplied in the provisions of the Statutory Declarations Act 1962, contains unreliable, third hand hearsay of which the Raja had neither reason nor evidence sufficient for him to have declared his belief in the truth of assertions contained in that SD.

It is instead with the benefit of his recent confessions on TV 3 a monumental deception deliberate and planned that the Raja sought with hindsight to justify and embellish his SD perhaps with the benefit of hindsight and realizing the impacts and consequences of his actions.

RPK in his SD makes some very serious, unsubstantiated claims of a vile and criminal nature against Najib Razak and Datin Rosmah. These allegations he subsequently revealed in admissions he makes in an interview with TV 3 to have been the result of pressure on him to do so at the behest of the head of the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Anwar Ibrahim.

Now whether or not the reasons proffered by RPK for having lied under oath in his SD are valid defences to a charge of falsifying evidence at the very least, he does not deny that his allegations were in fact a fabrication of lies against both Najib and Rosmah. For that he needs to be charged, tried and if convicted penalised as prescribed by law.

SEMANTICS AND SYLLOGISMS, SLIGHTS AND SLANDER

Seemingly clever he omitted having to attest to his belief in the truth of the statements in that SD by not using the prescribed form for an SD under the Statutory Declarations Act 1962 (Act).

A provision of the Act is the form in which SD’s are to be made. The preamble to the declaration is clear that the statements are made by the deponent declaring his belief in the truth of the assertions he swears to in the SD.

RPK may have deliberately omitted that form and the prescribed preamble to his SD in the belief it would mitigate the offences he committed in creating such a document in the event it were to be challenged or the truth revealed otherwise. But that may not be as easy as the Raja thinks or was advised would be the case.

If he had been properly advised by a lawyer who may have assisted in the drafting of his SD (which I suspect was the case) then he should have been cautioned against making statements about matters over which he had no evidence or direct knowledge of to support the SD.

RPK should have been warned of the consequences of making a deposition in an SD especially where the contents of the SD have turned out to be outrageous, defamatory and without any proper foundation in truth; Added to this outrage of his, is his subsequent admission to having sworn the SD under pressure not believing in  the truth or veracity of the statements he swore to be true. The lawyers again. Who were they?

At the very least he could have qualified his statements in the SD by stating as is prescribed in the Act that he makes the statements in his SD with words to the effect that “the statements he makes he conscientiously believes them to be true” if that were indeed the case.

It is not suggested that by adding these words he would have made his statements in his SD any more reliable or true. They were lies and they remain lies.

RPK then proceeds to play the role of self appointed moral policeman of the country with the last paragraph (7) of his SD with the following statement:

“The purpose of this Statutory Declaration is to urge all these parties who have been duly informed and have knowledge of this matter to come forward to reveal the truth so that the police are able to conduct a proper and thorough investigation into the murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu.”

If it weren’t so tragic this particular statement by the Raja would be hilarious. apart from anything else he is tacitly admitting that he does not know the truth about the Altantuya affair. If he did he would not have to call on others “who have knowledge and duly informed” to come forward.

Who these ‘parties’ are who ‘have been duly informed’ he does not say. Something cryptic in his message coded in the SD perhaps? It appears more like the workings of a delusional mind like that of his mentor and sometime friend and political ally Anwar Ibrahim and perhaps even the two lawyers who assisted Balasumbramaniam with his SD.

Grand statements with an aura of nobility, authoritative but without a shred of truth to it or the moral mandate the Raja claims for himself to support.

The idea it appears was to create a semblance of authority to his otherwise unimpressive hollow incitement in writings and fictitious claims he managed to fool his followers with for so long.

In omitting or discarding the prescribed form for a SD and by making the declaration in the way in which RPK’ swore his SD, he may not have cured the defect of the material lies contained in it, nor has he escaped liability for his misstatements  and defamation a product of his SD.

RPK is unlikely to escape liability let alone punishment for the offences that have resulted from the deliberate misstatements in that SD the Malaysian Bar demanded be ventilated in court at the trial of the two convicted for the murder of Altantuya.

RPK’s recent admissions on TV 3 which amount to a retraction of his allegations against Najib and  Rosmah’s involvement in the death and disposal of the corpse of Altantuya and an admission that what he swore his SD as fact had no basis in fact or law is crucial in understanding the undercurrent of opposition plans to literally overthrow a lawfully elected government using unconstitutional means.

And at the very least RPK’s revelations in the TV 3 interview demonstrates he did not conscientiously believe the hearsay he promoted in his SD which he conveniently blames now on a number of factors:

a)      Anwar Ibrahim and certain other people putting pressure on him

b)      The Colonel Buyang being the source of his statement (which he did not check for its veracity).

RPK’S EXCUSES – SELF INCRIMINATION

RPK’s defences (or excuses) he now proffers to the public are the kind of excuses mockingly referred to as “the devil made me do it defence”.

It is something NH Chan Retired Justice may be able to interpret through the widest possible extrapolation and distortions of obscure case law to fit the situation or  to justify RPK’s mischief.

Chan may still have both capacity and the temerity to repeat his somewhat esoteric though embarrassing interpretation of legal reasoning to a decision in R v Dudley and Stephens (QBD 1884) to a coalition audience of academics, opposition groups and lawyers not long ago in Malaysia.

What RPK’s SD is unequivocal about is a declaration made under oath that he now admits was a deliberate and planned defamation, a politically motivated one at that, made with malice aforethought with the sole intent of causing as much damage as possible to the credibility and character of Najib and Rosmah. Raja justifies that act in infamy by now claiming the “devil made him do it”. The devil of course being none other than Anwar Ibrahim.

The lies in that controversial SD conceived, promoted and pursued by RPK in advancing his own agenda as a blogger retracted in his recent admissions on TV3 is dwarfed in stature by comparison to the shocking allegations he makes against Najib and Rosmah  in the SD itself.

RPK has unequivocally admitted in more ways than one that he had no belief in the scurrilous criminal allegations he repeats in inadmissible and unacceptable hearsay against his targets Najib Razak and Datin Rosmah.

He proffers no defence for his misconduct. He has no valid defence for his misconduct, nor has he offered a reasonable excuse as to why he now sees fit to withdraw those allegations against Najib and Rosmah.

Why would he have risked inviting ridicule on himself in the first place? And why would he embark on a campaign to smear the good reputation of two people at the behest of others? Especially if those others were none other than Anwar Ibrahim himself?

There is a vocal minority in Malaysia who would like to convince the world that their views are those of the majority in Malaysia. In addition to this they attempt to justify the phenomenon of being anti-government in Malaysia as a national right of a disgruntled and imagined marginalized persecuted majority.

THE NGO -AND THE OPPOSITION-TWO UNREPRESENTATIVE PLANKS IN AN OTHERWISE HARMONIOUS SOCIETY

Amongst that shrill, bellicose minority of opposition to government in Malaysia is a phenomenon often erroneously referred to as NGO’s (non governmental organizations). These are in fact the stalking horse of private single interests groups operating under a foreign ideological purpose directed often from outside of Malaysia and without a mandate from the people they claim to serve in Malaysia.

There is an old saw in law which says “ignorance of the law is no excuse”. It may mitigate what wrongs we do but it is no defence to plead ignorance against an offence at law.

RPK so readily proffers views about those he says coerced him into making the SD. Anwar for one. He has a view and an opinion about everyone except his precious self. Anwar has always been a naked stalking horse of not one but as many NGO’s.

RPK now also claims Anwar cannot be trusted or believed anymore. As if to say what he RPK has to say about anyone including Anwar following his own recent admissions about the outrageous claims in his SD carries any weight in any respect of his views about Anwar or Anwar’s credibility.

MY ENEMY’S ENEMY IS MY FRIEND

(WHY RPK CANNOT HIMSELF BE TRUSTED AND SHOULD NOT BE BELIEVED)

RPK claims in most of his articles in Malaysia Today (a publication he owns and has total editorial control over) that he knows the constitution and laws of Malaysia better than anyone in government. Well at least that is the inference one is compelled to draw on reading his criticisms of government and its servants.

The Malaysian Bar and the opposition funded media in Malaysia encouraged the man, carried his defamation as if it were the gospels and added layers of their own spin to it for effect.

Further if as he claims, RPK was being intimidated by of all persons Anwar Ibrahim, “the punching bag of government”, then RPK was on neutral and safe ground in Australia  and in Malaysia when he still resided there in respect of the ‘threats and pressure’ brought to bear upon him by Anwar. He did not.

What these pressures are that Anwar brought to bear on RPK sufficient for him to lie under oath he does not disclose.

Regardless of what went on in the background, RPK cannot avail himself  of the defence or justification of pressure by Anwar for his lies, for his misconduct.

Malaysia would have been and remains the safest place on earth for someone having a beef or confrontation with Anwar Ibrahim if that were genuinely the case.

Anwar is certainly not Malaysia’s most popular man let alone its most popular politician. He makes waves yes attracts controversy wherever he goes, but that has less to do with his popularity for his policies than it has to do with his slip ups and delusionary statements in defence of his indefensible position in general.

RPK has no legitimate or moral defence for what he has done. He must be charged with contempt, sedition and for incitement for his actions. And when the government gets around to charging him, it would make a number of people in Malaysia’s fragmented coalition of self interested opposition very, very nervous. Not least of these would be some of the most high profile of its body of legal practitioners.

What RPK has done goes beyond betrayal of the trust of his many of his ignorant and naieve followers. This even though many of them deserve what they got from him for being wantonly naieve, selectively ignorant allowing themselves to be fooled by the biggest fool of all.

COLLABORATORS -HIS PARTNERS IN CRIME

THE ROLE OF THE MALAYSIAN BAR

The role of the Malaysian Bar and its high profile members in this sordid affair needs to be closely scrutinised by government and the attorney general of Malaysia. This is a professional body that is very partial in politics and cannot serve without ‘fear or favour’ . It lacks public confidence for its involvement in politics struggling in the process to come to terms with its credibility and integrity.

The 2008 press conference given by  Amrick Siddhu Singh, Sivarasa and Manjit Singh Dhillon to respond to questions about a Statutory Declaration Siddhu assisted the controversial Bala ex PI to draft is now the subject of further controversy linked to same subject.That being of Najib and his wife being linked to the death of Altantuya Sharibu.

The Bala/ Siddhu Statutory Declaration subsequently overridden by a second Statutory Declaration made by the same deponent, Siddhu’s client, Balasubramaniam a former policeman turned private investigator needs closer scrutiny by the authorities investigating RPK and the conspiracy that RPK has been at the heart of a movement created with the intent of overthrowing government.

One merely has to pay attention to the language and the confidence with which the lawyer sitting with Siddhu (Sivarasa) delivers his diatribe on a ‘serious crime’ having been committed (meaning the murder of Altantuya Sharibu) leading his audience to  draw the inevitable inference that someone in high office (Najib Tun Razak) was in some way connected with the murder of Altantuya Sharibu.

He proffers no evidence or proof for such an outrageous claim. None. And having relied on the RPK lie corroborated in some respects by the Balasubramaniam lie, Sivarasa, Siddhu and Dhillon were on a very rickety platform with the proverbial noose around their necks by Sivarasa’s actions and words at that conference.

It beggars belief that the man, a high profile lawyer and politician is able to get away with such scandalous statements with impunity (thus far) saying what he said with such equanimity as if he were corroborating fact (the lies of RPK) as he appears to be doing.

These are some of the the incriminating words of his extracted from youtube of his performance at that conference:

“because ultimately the offence (of Bala being induced or threatened to change his earlier statements in a Statutory Declaration) is of manipulating suppressing evidence related to a a murder trial (trial of the two men charged with the murder of Altantuya Sharibuu) which involves personalities you know, not ordinary personalities but people who run this country”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEE3zMCjdfg&feature=related (for the full press conference)

Who are these ‘people who run this country‘ that Sivarasa refers to in his statement ? He appears to be a bit more coy on that point than his ally PKR leader, Raja Petra Kamaruddin who in his SD claims it was the wife of Najib Tun Razak, Datin Rosmah he believes was present at the disposal of the corpse of Altanatuya Sharibu.

RPK in that SD proffers the following reasons for making that SD:

“I also make this Statutory Declaration because I am aware that it is a crime not to reveal evidence that may help the police in its investigation of the crime.”

Why would R Sivarasa an officer of the courts himself not be motivated by such a high ideal to name ‘those people who run this country‘ as RPK misguided had so boldly made in his SD instead of inviting the public to draw their own inferences that the ‘people running this country’ he refers to  are in fact Najib Tun Razak and his wife Rosmah?

WHO ELSE BESIDES RAJA PETRA KAMARUDIN?

The drafters of RPK’s SD and his legal advisors for starters could well be the same lawyers who advised and drafted Balasubramaniam’s first Statutory Declaration,  Balasubramaniam’s lawyer Amrick Siddhu. It is objectively likely that both R Sivarasa and Anwar were complicit in the drafting of the RPK SD.

Then there is Datuk Ambiga Sreenivasan, apart from Sivarasa other members of Malaysia’s Bar who either expressly or by their conduct, and support for the claims made by RPK and Balasubramaniam against the state, Najib Tun Razak and Datin Rosmah, who are tainted by their association with the Balasubramaniam and RPK.

It was deliberate, it was planned and it was calculated. The claims and their support of those claims by RPK  and Balasubramaniam were seditious, malicious, defamatory and an incitement to bring down a legitimately elected government through an unlawful campaign of lies and fabrication of evidence.

There are also those lawyers who acted for the family of the late Teoh Beng Hock who presented a forged document from RPK purporting to have been written by disgruntled members of the MACC. That unsigned document in contempt of court was presented as a piece of evidence to the coronial inquiry into Teoh Beng Hock’s death. It had been published also in contempt by RPK on his Malaysia Today blog prior and subsequent to it being submitted to the inquiry.

Elements of the media who published his defamation from Malaysia Kini, the Nutgraph and a number of prominent blogs and members of parliament who mainly from the opposition took the opportunity to use RPK’s slander as a political weapon to advance the causes of individuals in opposition and the Malaysian Bar to bring down the government of the Barisan Nasional in Malaysia.

Each of these are people who by their public commentary on the subject of RPK’s arrest and his detention entered into the fray with statements of their own in some form or the other supporting RPKs’ lies are burdened with criminal liability for their actions.

This whole campaign involving Balasubramaniam and RPK  was a political circus designed and choreographed in part by elements of the Malaysian Bar. It had nothing to do with free speech, democracy or ‘corrupted government’. Each of the participants in this farce that includes members of the Bar and the media  implied that the country was not free, government and its institutions corrupted and that RPK had been unfairly treated before the courts in breach of his constitutional rights.

A CONCLUSION WITHOUT CLOSURE – THE BADAWI FACTOR

Something needs clarification here and we say this guardedly.

RPK it is said had confided to an associate of his that Abdullah Badawi former Malaysian Prime Minister and his faction within UMNO were the primary drivers of this campaign to destroy Najib Razak and that this faction had in fact actively encouraged and pursued spreading  of the rumours RPK had concocted in his SD. They engaged sympathisers within the Malaysian Bar to act knowing full well the impact statement of lawyers and journalists would have on an unsuspecting public.

It is further suggested that Abdullah Badawi may have in fact had prior knowledge of the defamation against Najib Razak and Datin Rosmah and it is suggested that it had all been part of an internal factional feud within UMNO with some degree of support from elements within the US state department.

OF SLEEPERS AND OPPORTUNISTS

It is known that a prominent Malaysian representative at the UN  some time ago had been cultivated by US interests whilst he served as Malaysia’s ambassador to the UN.  Nothing new about such a practice by the US state department and its clandestine agents within the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). It is an age old practice now unravelling itself courtesy of leaks presented to Wiki Leaks and other public interest groups.

It is widely suspected that Badawi is amongst a group of ‘sleepers’ cultivated by both the US and their nearest errand boy in the region Australia over the past 2 decades to be put to effect at a time of their choosing.

Anyone who believes RPK acted alone has a problem with reality.

There is more much to be raked over and much more will be said in the coming weeks months and perhaps even years. Its not over by a long shot yet.

NEW RUMOURS: WHY RPK CONFESSED TO LIES IN HIS SD

It appears that this saga of the Raja and his rumour mongering, spinning lies and creating fictitious scenarios has not quite come full circle. RPK has now come out with a sob story about how he was coerced into making the admissions he made on TV3 under threats that his son Raja Azman under incarceration in Malaysia would be further harmed.

RPK reputedly told Malaysian’s in Australia during his recent tour that his son Raja Azman had swallowed razor blades earlier this year whilst in custody in order to end his torture in captivity under the ISA.

RPK told Malaysian’s in Australia that his wife and he were living in fear for the welfare and safety of their son Raja Azman who they were reminded by someone from government could be further harmed if he RPK continued with his campaign against Najib Tun Razak and his wife.

A note on Raja Azman. Raja Petra had claimed in his blog that his son inflicted the injuries on himself as he could no longer take the physical and mental torture he was subjected to by the prison authorities .

Raja Azman was earlier this year charged with receiving stolen property and criminal trespass. Raja Azman a young man of privilege by his title is also known amongst his associates to always want to have his way whenever possible and to’spit the dummy’ if he does not get his way, being destructive and abusive in the process.

It is odd that Raja Petra Kamaruddin so eager otherwise to lodge reports and to claim in his SD the following:   

“I also make this Statutory Declaration because I am aware that it is a crime not to reveal evidence that may help the police in its investigation of the crime.”

once so ready to report a ‘Crime’ that was allegedly committed by Najib and  Rosmah appears less eager to report a crime committed by his own son.

The more one examines this farce for the motives behind such bizarre behaviour the more one is compelled to conclude that it all boils down to a question of credibility and personality in the end.

RPK (RIP) Amok Again

He is at it again. The man who calls himself a journalist, persecuted and one who for no apparent reason is being hounded by the government of Malaysia.

http://mt.m2day.org/2008/content/view/25780/84/

Raja Petra Kamaruddin better known by his initials of “RPK” to his many followers has come out from wherever it is he has been holed up as a fugitive from justice to slander and to vilify Muslims the world over. He does it with such confidence that it beggars belief how this man could have been allowed to run amok with impunity for so long. This could well have been his swan song.

Had it not been for his lack of credibility, this man could have wreaked damage far greater than his own sick mind could have imagined. RPK is an opportunist and self centered attention seeker. He says things the ‘red necks’ of Alabama would be embarrassed to hear. However that of itself is no excuse as to why he should be allowed to slander and villify so many for so long.

RPK on an earlier occasion vilified the Malay race in his infamous reference to them as ‘Bodohs’ (the Malay word for fool or idiot) whilst in the same breath holding himself up as an authority on Islam vilifying its adherents in the same article on the subject.

He likes his blind followers to believe he is egalitarian. He denounces the Malay dominated Barisan Nasional government of Malaysia and anyone whose view of his distorted world is different. He demands justice and freedom of expression whilst excising from his website appropriately titled Malaysia Today, any view that is even remotely contrarian to his absolute beliefs.

RPK is also anti establishment as he claims to be. Although he is a creature of the establishment and a by product of some of its excesses, the unaccountable royalty, RPK will not jettison that title of his of Raja (from the Sanskrit which translates to Prince or ruler) because it is convenient a ‘fig leaf’ for him to retain. It allows him as he believes to punch above his weight. His intellectual weight that is, whilst affording himself some degree of protection his royal credentials would allow for.

His latest out burst is an admission that he promotes hate as he practices it. The man fails to realise that even if such a claim were meant to be ‘tongue in cheek’ he has further tightened the noose around his neck for the admission of an offence which if not actionable in Malaysia is likely to be grounds enough for his ejection from the UK, Australia, New Zealand or other jurisdiction where he is believed to be in hiding at present .

His failure to substantiate his claims which in essence in his latest outburst claims that Islam and the Prophet taught him to hate is further proof of the need for this man to be apprehended and to be tried then locked away for as long as is necessary.

For those who believe the ISA is an anachronism in this day and age, there is RPK there to remind them of its need. It will only be a matter of time before a more radical and less patient of forgiving sector of the community come out with their responses to the outbursts of this man and his followers.

RPK was last known to be with relatives and friends of his wife in Thailand. Rumours have been circulating off late that RPK had died early in the week. It is further rumoured that he was terminally ill prior to his departure from Malaysia before he was due to appear in court on charges of defaming the prime minister.