Rabu, 13 Julai 2011

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Bar Council Report on Bersih - incomplete, one sided, not thorough, comical.

Posted: 13 Jul 2011 04:54 AM PDT

I had been waiting for the Bar Council Monitoring Report on Bersih illegal demonstration since a young lawyer tweeted about it two days ago. Finally at 5pm yesterday, they finally loaded it up on their website.
I read the entire report with feverish enthusiasm. Luck was on my side. The report was not thick with legalese, otherwise lay men like me would not understand the exclusive language of the learned lawyers at Bar Council.
As I read it, my anticipation of an unadultered balanced report quickly evaporated into the thin air. I feel the report was one sided, incomplete, not thorough and at times comical. But then again one shouldn't expect much from the esteemed Bar Council to be fair since they were judging the conduct of a former President of their own council. I reckon, no one likes to be called a traitor to friends.
The first sign of dissapointment came pretty early when the report started off by emphasizing the gist of Article 10 of the Federal Constitution, "the right to freedom of assembly and expression as enshrined in Federal Consitution of Malaysia," which the Bar Council said was in line with Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). 
I presume the report meant the UDHR's Article 19 and 20 which say, respectively, "Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers" and "Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association."
I always feel uncomfortable when legal fellas start their arguments this way. Why? Because they always conveniently skip  the second part of the Article 10 of the Federal Constitution which states, "Parliament may by law, impose, on the right conferred by paragraph (b) of Clause (1), such restrictions as it deems necessary or expedient in the interest of the security of the Federation or any part thereof, or public order."
And you know what? That second part is also similarly fashioned after UDHR's Article 29 (2), which states, "In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and of meeting the just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society."
Both Federal Constitution and UDHR have qualifying clauses to check the rights of speech and assembly. In other words, these rights are not absolute. Public order and morality take precedence over these rights in the interest of the security of the federation!
Obviously the question is who has the right to decide what constitutes "in the interest of the security of the Federation or public order"? Is it Ambiga? Is it Anwar Ibrahim? or Mat Sabu?
Sorry to burst your bubble but the only institution provided with the power to decide is none other than the men in blue, the Polis DiRaja Malaysia. They are in the business of maintaining public order. The police have, over the 204 years of its existence, gained valuable lessons in dealing and containing the communist insurgency, Indonesia's Ganyang Malaysia campaign, Al Maunah, May 13th racial riot and religious fanaticism. In short, they know their stuffs.
One of the often cited observations in the report is the failure of the police to negotiate and to give ample warning to the protesters before using water cannons and tear gas to disperse the protestors. 
What? Failure to negotiation and no ample warning? 
Everyone knows that for weeks before the 9th of July, the police had been advising the public not to attend and participated in the illegal demonstration. It had warned the protestors that the police would take action against them if they did so. It also met and negotiated with Bersih's leaders. Now, how much more warning and negotiation do you want?
Surprisingly, one of the things that the report didn't touch was the inaccuracies surrounding Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's injury. On that day, many Bersih's supporters sent text messages claiming Anwar was punched and hurt by the police. Finally, that claim was proven wrong when Anwar's own bodyguard admitted that the injury was caused by the fall he took while fleeing the chaotic scene at KL Sentral.
Someone told me the bodyguard claimed that he had to push Anwar aside after he saw the police were training their tear gas guns at him. The question is, was it even possible for the Federal Reserve Unit (FRU) to take aim at Anwar's body or head when he was closely surrounded, body to body contact, by other protestors, three to four layers behind the front liners? I dont think so. 
By the way, the standard way to shoot tear gas cannister is to hold the gun 45% degrees upward. That's how the police lobby a tear gas canister into the crowd. But what goes up must come down. The lobbied canister had to land somewhere. If anyone got hit in the head or body, it is not because the police shot at them directly, it was just the law of gravity.
Talk about gravity of another sort. I was disspointed that the Bar Council Monitoring Teams did not report the gravity of the seditiousness of Bersih's official video. The video clearly instigated the people to revolt ala Egypt and Tunisia revolution whose governments were overthrown by street protests. It even used the name Allah SWT to legitimize the demonstration. I think that seditious video was an important evidence to be included in the report, don't you think?
I hate to say this, but I think the Bar Council Monitoring Teams must had gone home immediately after the demonstration. Otherwise how could they not reported the way the police treated the detained protestors. There were proofs of orderly statement taking process, provision of praying facility, warm hearty food and brotherly shake hands between the detained protestors and the policemen upon their release.
On the issue of the police shooting tear gas canisters directly at the Tung Shing hospital, the report seemed to confirm what Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of Health had been saying all along - that the police fired tear gas cannisters VERY CLOSE to the Tung Shing Hospital (Point B.2.1). The report did not say the police fired into the hospital compounds. 
Bar Council Monitoring Teams also reported that they saw protesters cheering police men on bikes? Cheering? Seriously? Or did you mean taunting? Did you watch the Youtube video where a senior PKR leader urged protestors to charge forward to confront stationary FRU personnel? I certainly didn't see cheering in that video. All I saw was angry mobs being instigated by a irresponsible leader to attack policemen.
The report also mentioned how amazed the Monitoring Teams were, seeing a handful of restaurants and street vendors opened for business during the demonstration. To prove this claim, the report included two photos of ice cream men having a brisk sale. Yes, you heard me. Two ice cream men on motorcycles! 
I  almost fell off my chair!
How about the losses incurred by REAL businesses (some say running into miilions of ringgit), losses due to tourists cancelling their trips last minute, taxi driver losing fares and the long term damages afflicted to Malaysian economy which the government had been nurturing all these years? Certainly those are better indicators than the profits made by the two men selling ice cream on motorcycles!
Througout the report, the Bar Council Monitoring Teams criticised the protestors control strategy employed by the Federal Reserve Unit (FRU) personnel when discharging their duties. Let's look at some interesting points on the phsychology of protestors and how to control and manage them (Sorry this part is a bit lengthy. I sourced the info from various sites on the internet).
Actually the first step in protestors control is making sure a demonstration doesn't happen in the first place.
But if it happens, the Police Commanders must always be aware of the possibility that some individuals or groups within an organized demonstration may have the intent to cause disruption, incite violence, destroy property, and provoke the authorities. Normally, tensions can build very quickly.
Being part of a crowd of people has certain effects on different people. Each individual in a crowd is susceptible to behaving in a way that is contrary to their normal behavior.
Some reasons for these behaviors are as follows:
1.0 Crowds provide individuals with a sense of anonymity. With so many others, an individual realizes that he is just another face in the crowd, giving a sense of invulnerability.
2.0 Crowd and individual behaviors are impersonal by nature. The "them-against-us" attitude affords those within the crowd the ability to freely (without hesitation or reservation) be verbally abusive, throw objects, or attack anyone who gets in the way.
3.0 Crowds provide individuals with the idea that their moral
responsibilities have shifted from themselves as a person to the crowd as a whole. Large numbers of people discourage individual behavior, and the urge to imitate others within the crowd is strong. Individuals look to others around them for cues of what to do next, disregarding their own background and training. Often, it is only the strong, well-disciplined person who can resist the prevailing behavior of a crowd.
4.0 Crowd behavior influences the actions of both the disorderly individuals of the crowd and the authorities tasked to control them.
5.0 Individuals within a crowd are at times driven by deep-felt emotions. Emotional contagion is the most dramatic psychological factor of crowd dynamics. It provides the crowd with a temporary bond of psychological unity. Lasting long enough, this unity can push a simple organized crowd into a mob. Normal law and authority are rejected en masse under these conditions, increasing the potential for violence and panic to erupt.
The police have to be seen as being in charge and in control at all times.
The first step is simple intimidation. Riot officers stand in strict formations and act with military precision. Once they form echelons -- lines of officers that effectively work as barriers -- the officers tap their batons on their shields or stomp their feet in unison. The result can be quite frightening to unarmed civilians -- it looks and sounds as if this group of armed and armored officers is getting ready to come crashing down with clubs swinging. In truth, this display is meant to scare off as many of the protestors as possible without the officers ever getting near them.
Police do not try to arrest every protestor. Their first targets are those who are leading the demonstration, because often the crowd will disperse without their leaders firing them up and encouraging them. All people who are spotted breaking a law are also targeted for arrest, especially if they injure or kill another person.
When it gets to the point where the police are actually in conflict with the protestors, the goal is still to disperse the crowd. A combination of advancing lines of officers and the use of tear gas and water cannon, is used to direct the crowd in a certain direction or keep them away from a certain area. The police will not allow protestors to build up in numbers in one single location where they could quickly and potentially be big enough to overpower the police. This is true even as their leaders are still negotiating with the police commander. For those protestors who stubbornly refuse to disperse even after given warning and tear gassed, the police would move in and make arrest, at times by force if neccesary.
These were the steps taken by the FRU on the 9th of July. 
On a strange note, the report inserted The Bar Council's call for the Government to abolish ISA and adopt recommendations of IPCMC (Independent Police Complaints and Misconducts Commission). 

Well, I strongly believe those of us who were more inclined towards the abolishment of ISA previously, might think otherwise now. Thanks to the circus of the 9th of July by Bersih 2.0.
And as for the call to institute the IPCMC, the government had rejected the proposal before. In its place, Parliament passed the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) in 2009. 
Dato Nazri Aziz, Minister in Prime Minister Department, in a reply to the opposition during the debate to pass the EAIC, had this to say, "the government rejected the proposal to set up an IPCMC because its powers were too broad and unconstitutional. It would have acted as investigator, prosecutor, judge, and executioner simultaneously which contravened principles found in the Federal Constitution and existing laws. The IPCMC's powers to punish and indict would go against Articles 140 and 145 of the Federal Constitution".
For once, I am happy to note that someone finally quoting the Federal Constitution correctly.



13 JULAI 2011

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APMM bakal terima aset baru

Posted: 13 Jul 2011 03:05 AM PDT

umno bahagian cheras

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Kes liwat Saiful: Anwar saksi pertama pembelaan

Posted: 13 Jul 2011 12:05 AM PDT

DATUK Seri Anwar Ibrahim akan menjadi saksi pertama yang memberi keterangan di peringkat membela diri pada perbicaraan kes liwat membabitkan bekas pembantu peribadinya, Mohd. Saiful Bukhari Azlan di Mahkamah Tinggi di sini mulai 8 Ogos ini.

Peguam Sankara Nair memberitahu demikian kepada pemberita selepas Hakim Datuk Mohamad Zabidin Mohd. Diah menetapkan tarikh perbicaraan disambung mulai tarikh tersebut hingga 26 Ogos ini.

Menurut peguam itu, pihaknya juga akan memfailkan permohonan pada minggu depan untuk mendapatkan perintah agar pihak pendakwaan membawa saksi-saksi ke mahkamah untuk ditemu bual oleh pihak pembelaan sebelum mereka menentukan saksi-saksi lain yang akan dipanggil di peringkat pembelaan.

Pada 16 Mei lalu, Ketua Pembangkang itu diperintahkan membela diri setelah mahkamah mendapati pihak pendakwaan berjaya membuktikan kes prima facie atas pertuduhan tersebut.

Hakim Mohamad Zabidin membuat keputusan itu selepas meneliti kesemua keterangan saksi di peringkat pendakwaan dan berpendapat bahawa Mohd. Saiful Bukhari sebagai saksi utama pendakwaan adalah saksi yang benar dan keterangannya boleh dipercayai

Anwar, 64, dibicarakan setelah mengaku tidak bersalah meliwat bekas pembantu peribadinya yang berusia 26 tahun itu di Unit 11-5-1, Kondominium Desa Damansara, N0.99, Jalan Setiakasih, Bukit Damansara di sini antara pukul 3.01 petang dan 4.30 petang, 26 Jun 2008. – Utusan Online

Operasi Bersih : Tiada sebab polis perlu minta maaf – Syed Ali

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 10:51 PM PDT

TIADA sebab Menteri Dalam Negeri, Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Tun Hussein dan PDRM perlu meminta maaf kepada rakyat Malaysia berhubung dakwaan bertindak ganas dan melampau terhadap peserta perhimpunan haram Bersih 2.0, Sabtu lalu.

Sebaliknya tegas Ketua UMNO Bahagian Cheras, Datuk Wira Syed Ali Alhabshee, pengajur Bersih perlu memohon maaf secara terbuka kerana sengaja mengingakri titah Sri Paduka Baginda Yang Di-Pertuan Agong.

Menurutnya, jika mana-mana individu yang 'memerangi' kedudukan Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, maka mereka boleh dikenakan tindakan undang-undang.

"Mengapa mereka berkelakuan seperti orang gila walaupun tiada permit polis, ini membuktikan mereka bertindak diluar batasan seolah-olah negara ini tiada undang-undang," tegasnya.

Beliau berkata, kecekapan dan sikap profesional anggota polis sepatutnya dihargai kerana berjaya membendung perhimpunan ganas tersebut yang menjejaskan keselamatan awam.

Katanya, komitmen dan tanggungjawab Kementerian Dalam Negeri (KDN) dalam menangai sitausi tersebut harus diberikan pujian kerana berjaya memastikan ketenteraman awam terjamin.

"Kalau penganjur dan peserta perhimpunan haram tersebut taat setia kepada prinsip Rukun Negara, mereka sudah tentu tidak sanggup untuk meneruskan perhimpunan yang dilihat cenderung mencetuskan keganasan.

Menurut Syed Ali, desakan yang dibuat oleh Setiausaha Organisasi Kebangsaan DAP, Teresa Kok supaya polis dan Hishamuddin meminta maaf hanya untuk menutup keganasan sebenar yang dilakukan oleh pengajur demontasi yang tidak mendapat permit polis.

"Agak melucukan, mereka yang langgar undang-undang termasuk tidak mengendahkan amaran polis sebelum itu, mahu supaya KDN dan polis meminta maaf, ini jenaka apa yang dimainkan oleh DAP ?, soal beliau.

Katanya, negara ini masih ada undang-undang dan sesiapa yang jelas melanggarinya bakal berdepan dengan hukuman, sama ada mereka pro-pembangkang atau menyokong kerajaan.

Menurut beliau lagi, tuduhan DAP kononya polis menyerang orang yang berhimpun secara aman dengan gas pemedih mata dan meriam air juga merupakan kenyataan yang sengaja diselewengkan untuk menutup keburukan mereka.

Katanya, polis sudah berulang kali memberi amaran supaya jangan menyertai perhimpunan haram tersebut, tetapi mereka tetap berdegil dan turut memaki-hamun serta mencabar kewibawaan polis.

"Dengan apa lagi polis mahu suraikan perbuatan gila peserta perhimpunan tersebut jika amaran secara lembut tidak diendahkan ?," soalnya lagi.

Syed Ali menyifatkan kenyataan Teresa Kok itu sebagai drama paling melucukan dalam usaha pembangkang cuba menarik perhatian masyarakat antarabangsa berhubung demontrasi Bersih yang gagal itu.

Mengenai dakwaan Teresa Kok bahawa Pelapor Khas PBB mengenai hak bersuara dan berekspresi, Frank La Rue bahawa kerajaan Malaysia telah memperlekehkan demokrasi apabila mengharamkan perhimpunan aman, beliau berkata :

"Kenyataan itu amat prejudis dan kemungkinan wakil PBB itu hanya mendengar pandangan dari satu pihak sahaja,".



Al-Kisah Anwar Ibrahim, Shah Rukh Khan dan 9 nyawa…

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 05:28 PM PDT

BEBERAPA hari lalu saya secara kebetulan menonton sebuah dokumentari mengenai kehidupan pelakon terkenal Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan di televisyen. Antara kata-katanya yang menarik perhatian saya, berbunyi: "Saya mempunyai masalah dalam kehidupan saya yang sebenar. Tapi saya tiada masalah dalam kehidupan … Continue reading

Anwar Kantoi Menipu

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 05:24 PM PDT



jangan BIADAP!

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 07:55 AM PDT

errmm...Kp bukan nak mainkan isu ni,tapi rasa MARAH sangat bila semakin lama semakin menjadi-jadi raknyat bodoh dan bangang seperti budak ni sesuka hati aje nak ubah suai lagu kebangsaan kita.Kena ambil tindakan tegas kat budak ni..sikit pun jangan kasi peluang...
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) telah membuat laporan polis berhubung dakwaan seorang pelajar UMT mengubah lirik lagu Negaraku, menghina Raja dan juga Perdana Menteri di dalam laman sosial Facebooknya.
Timbalan Naib Canselor (Hal Ehwal Pelajar dan Alumni) UMT Prof Dr Yahaya Ibrahim berkata, laporan itu telah dibuat oleh pendaftar UMT di Balai Polis Gong Badak, Ahad.
"Kita serah kepada polis untuk membuat siasatan berhubung perkara itu. Sehingga kini kita tidak tahu sama ada dia mahasiwa UMT atau sudah tamat pengajiannya ataupun orang luar yang menyamar.
"Kita sedar perkara ini semalam dan terus buat laporan polis. Hari ini pendaftar UMT akan memberi keterangan lagi kepada polis berhubung perkara itu," katanya.
Beliau berkata demikian selepas majlis perasmian Simposium Tahunan UMT yang disempurnakan oleh Timbalan Menteri Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi Datuk Fadillah Yusof. Turut hadir pada majlis itu Timbalan Naib Canselor (Akademik dan Antarabangsa) UMT Prof Dr Noor Azhar Mohamed Shazili.
Dr Yahaya berkata penuntut terbabit yang menggunakan nama Mohd Farizal dalam statusnya, mengubah lirik lagu kebangsaan dengan mencerca, mempersendakan lagu negara, Raja Melayu dan juga Perdana Menteri.
Beliau menyifatkan perkara itu sangat serius dan akan bertindak tegas sekiranya terbukti dia merupakan mahasiswa UMT.
"Setelah siasatan polis dan jika benar dia pelajar UMT, kita akan serahkan perkara ini kepada Lembaga Disiplin UMT dengan segera untuk diambil tindakan kerana perkara ini (menghina) sangat serius.
"Seseorang pelajar tidak seharusnya melibatkan diri dalam perkara sedemikian. Dia sepatutnya menumpukan perhatian kepada pelajaran dan tidak pada yang lain," katanya.
Sementara itu, Dr Yahaya berkata simposium tahunan itu disertai lebih 500 peserta termasuk dari luar negara seperti Timur Tengah, Eropah dan negara-negara Asean. – BERNAMA