Monthly Archives: July 2009

“They asked me whether I was from China’

By Adib Zalkapli

SHAH ALAM, July 17 — A Kajang municipal councillor who was also interrogated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) alleged commission investigators hurled racist remarks at him during questioning at the state MACC headquarters here.

“They called me a stupid Chinese… Are you from China? You can’t speak Malay?” said Tan Boon Wah.

Tan was called in by the MACC as part of the investigation into the alleged misuse of public funds by state executive councillor Ean Yong Hian Wah.

Tan, who is also a businessman, had last year supplied flags worth RM2,400 for Ean Yong’s constituency of Seri Kembangan.

“They asked whether I supplied flags. I said yes but then I was forced to admit that I did not supply the flags,” said Tan.

He added that he could not furnish the MACC with details of the transaction during the investigation because he needed time to look for the documents.

Tan, who went to the MACC office on Wednesday evening, also claimed that he was subjected to torture and was threatened that he would be beaten if he refused to admit to allegations made by the investigators.

“I was shouted at: ‘This is my place, you better believe that I can hit you’,” said Tan.

“I was then asked to stand and look straight. I was not allowed to rest my head. I was made to stand for four hours,” he added.

Tan said the MACC officials also threatened to arrest his wife and detain his children .

He denied that detainees were provided with beds to sleep on after interrogation.

He said that while under detention, he met Teoh Beng Hock early yesterday morning at the MACC office pantry and he looked tired.

Tan added that he was also told by an MACC investigator not to talk about the interrogation, before he was released yesterday afternoon.

“The MACC officer said don’t bring the matter outside, but one life has ended, so now I have to,” said Tan.

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/index.php/malaysia/32571-they-asked-me-whether-i-was-from-china

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I wonder how those MCA and Gerakan reaction will be?

My worries after the death of Teoh Beng Hock is not WHAT next but WHO is next.

We are not less then the regime controlling Myanmar, we have our own JUNTA now…

By the way, what MCA and Gerakan will do?  Dont ask PPP – They cant even settle their own kitchen.

SHAHRUL PESHAWAR – ONE MALAYSIA was shocked.

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So desperate for power? Shame on MACC…

Forensic investigators examine the body of Teoh Boon Hock for clues. Teoh was found dead next to the MACC’s office today, after being taken in for questioning yesterday.

Forensic investigators examine the body of Teoh Boon Hock for clues. Teoh was found dead next to the MACC’s office today, after being taken in for questioning yesterday.

The death of TEOH BENG HOCK is a shame to MACC.  They must explained why they must questioned him until 3.45 am as there is no tomorrow?  They must know that he will be having an important moment the next day.  Who is the last person who intterogate him?  How many of them?  Any recorded conversation?  Any photo taken? 

Dont tell us that the CCTV is not working or the picture is blur.

How many more should die in the hand of the authorities? 

Someone must be responsible or there will be someone who will be blamed?

SHAHRUL PESHAWAR – What a shame to the world community…

SHAH ALAM: Teoh Beng Hock, political secretary to Selangor executive council member Ean Yong Hian Wah, died under mysterious circumstances after plunging Thursday from a building where the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is located.

Teoh was taken in for questioning by the MACC Wednesday evening in relation to a probe on several Pakatan assemblypersons. DAP has issued a statement only saying that DAP Socialist Youth (DAPSY) leaders, to be led by its
national chairman Rasah MP Loke Siew Fook, will hold a press conference Friday at its head office in Petaling Jaya on the death.

The 30-year old Teoh was a former Sin Chew Daily journalist before leaving to take up his appointment after the 2008 general elections. The Sin Chew newsroom received the news with shock, especially those who had worked with him previously.

His body was discovered by a cleaner around 1:30pm on Thursday on the fifth floor of Plaza Masalam which houses the Selangor head office of MACC on the 14th floor.

It is believed MACC released Teoh around 4am on Thursday after having been held overnight.

Selangor Chief Police Officer Deputy Comm Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar, is reported as saying that police would be interviewing the man who was last seen with Teoh.

He assured there would be no cover up and there would be a thorough investigation into Teoh’s death.

“We have requested for private and government pathologists to be present and assist us in our investigations, ” he said.

DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang said he and other Pakatan Rakyat leaders would be meeting the MACC at 10am on Friday. Several Selangor executive council members were at the scene Thursday afternoon. Other DAP leaders at the MACC
headquarters are Ronnie Liu, Teng Chang Khim and Tony Pua.

On Wednesday, MACC officers seized a desktop computer belonging to the government as well as Teoh’s personal notebook when they raided Ean Yong’s office at the state secretariat building.

MACC investigation division director Shukri Abdull (right) told reporters that Teo was released at 3.45am but the deceased did not go home and was seen still loitering in the building.

“Nobody saw him after that until his body was found at around 1.30pm,” he said.

Kota Alam Shah assemblyperson M Manoharan, who accompanied Teoh to the MACC office yesterday was the last to see Teoh at around 7.00 p.m.

The MACC also raided the office of Kampung Tunku state assemblyperson Lau Weng San yesterday.

Apart from Ean and Lau, six other Pakatan elected representatives are also under investigation -, Teresa Kok (Kinrara), Hannah Yeoh (Subang), Elizabeth Wong (Bukit Lanjan), Dr Cheah Wing Yin (Damansara Utama) and Edward Lee (Bukit Gasing).

The commission had earlier questioned several people, including the personal aides of five assemblypersons – Ean, Lau, Kok, Wong and Yeoh. (*MySinchew* )

MySinchew 2009.07.16

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The Uighur Massacre: We don’t need your solidarity Al-Qaeda!

Media Statement 15th July 2009

The Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia aligns itself with the rest of the world in condemning the recent unrest in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region caused by the Chinese Government’s mishandling of an alleged delicate internal matter. While we see that the root cause of this problem is simply human greed and arrogance, we strongly feel that there is no justification for the actions by the Chinese government in creating the conditions that caused the conflict and participating in fueling further the recent violence in Urumqi.

We are also extremely appalled by the apparent call for reprisals made by the Algerian-based offshoot of Al-Qaeda in Morocco (p.23 NST 15 July 2009) which does not in any way help to end the unrest. Violence begets violence; the only solution to this issue is through peaceful resolution and not conflicted approach. Al Qaeda and the likes are at best short-sighted and opportunistic political groups that have manipulated Muslim sentiments; their threat no longer originates from the secluded areas of the borderlands, but from its extremist symbolism that has long since metastasized to other organizations and individuals of the Muslim world.

Death totals and injury figures increase daily. The factory violence, rumors of this incident, and the government’s inaction, sparked an estimated 10,000 Uighur protestors to take to the streets in Urumqi. Heavy-handed policing toward Uighurs is thought to have played a role in turning the initially peaceful protests in Urumqi into violent riots. It is probable that the substantial influx of Han Chinese to the region has played a role in the current unrest. China’s Uighurs are undoubtedly amongst the most repressed peoples of the world.

Unlike the violent reaction called for by the Algerian-based offshoot of Al-Qaeda in Morocco, we reiterate the call by our fellow civil society organizations on the Chinese government:

• To allow external, impartial observers and journalists to report the unrest in an uncensored manner;

• To carry out an open and independent investigation into the ethnic clash and deaths that took place in Guangdong in late June.

• To deal with the protestors in a proportionate and even-handed manner and provide those arrested with fair trials in accordance with international standards. Adequate investigations on the circumstances surrounding all deaths should be carried out.

• To respect and provide opportunities for Uighurs to enjoy their human rights including their religious and cultural rights.

• To abandon the policy of changing the demography of the region through Han migration and trying to assimilate them into the Han community.

• To recognize and give effect to the right of self-determination of the Uighurs in accordance with international law and China’s own grant of autonomy to the region.

• To establish inter-ethnic goodwill councils to address inter-ethnic problems and promote unity through peaceful conflict resolution.

There is an extremely urgent need for the world community to end all the continued brutalities, murders and violence against Muslims and other minorities. Al-Qaeda’s response aggravates but does not alleviate. Our failure in this instance and like instances to do so reflects a condoning of violence and discrimination and proves that the mere passage of resolutions of condemnation is not the answer.

Azril Mohd Amin
Vice President Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia

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Urumqi Riot – Express your view to the Government of People’s Republic of China

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Attached hereby is the link to the Embassy of People’s Republic of China in your country, express your feeling and concern over the fate of  Uighur people.   You may send it through email or by hand to the official at the Embassy.

Send your email NOW to the Embassies to remind them that world is watching  the matter closely.

http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/eng/wjb/zwjg/2490/default.htm

CHINA should treat Uighur in a respectful manner.

SHAHRUL PESHAWAR

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Desperate or Sincere? Najib and Muhyiddin went to Ijtima’ Tabligh

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Muhyiddin: Foster Islamic brotherhood

2009/07/12

NILAI: Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin yesterday urged tabligh (a movement of Muslim missionaries) leaders to place emphasis on fostering Islamic brotherhood and strengthening unity. He also urged them to adopt a moderate attitude on their stand in the propagation of Islam.

“I am happy and honoured to be here,” he said after meeting tabligh leaders at the World Tabligh Assembly at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) quarters mosque near here.

Muyhiddin spent 45 minutes with the more than 200,000 delegates from the United States, Germany, France and India who are attending the gathering which began last Wednesday.

He was also briefed on the assembly by Syura Malaysia member, Sheikh Mohamad Sheikh Ali before joining them for zohor prayers.

“This is among the largest assemblies so far and I am thankful to have been here,” he said.

The assembly is the second Tabligh World Assembly to be held in Malaysia since Terengganu played host 27 years ago.

Later, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak spent time with the delegates attending the assembly.

Najib, who arrived at 5.10pm, joined the delegates for Asar prayers and later delivered a brief welcome speech.

He later had a 30-minute closed door dialogue (muzakarah) with the Syura members Sheikh Mohamadi.

Later, one of the delegates who attended the dialogue said the prime minister had asked them to pray for the country’s peace and unity.

“We did not discuss anything political.

“It was purely a discussion on how we should become closer to Allah and spend more time in prayer,” he said.

KARKUN should think how to bring them next to IPB (India Pakistan Bangladesh), to visit Tongi and Raiwind.  Najib is no more scared to SINDROM Qiamullail I guess…

Shahrul Peshawar

 

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Somalia donor alert

Deteriorating health situation in South and Central Somalia calls for urgent humanitarian action

Situation

The civil strife in Somalia has had a debilitating effect on the social services infrastructure particularly health, in the South and Central parts of the country. The widening of life threatening gaps between essential and life saving health services coverage are compounded by inadequate access to safe water and sanitation, increasingly eroded livelihoods, and mass displacement.

The increasing frequency of communicable disease outbreaks, rising rates of severe acute malnutrition, decreasing immunization rates, and other serious health risks for vulnerable groups, particularly women and children, are symptomatic of the poor coverage and quality of essential health care (including maternal, neonatal and child care), and shortages of life saving medicines and trauma supplies.

With the country already facing one of the highest infant and maternal mortality rates in the world, the humanitarian health community is finding itself constrained by the health funding deficit, leaving a number of critical life saving health projects uninitiated and ongoing ones under threat of cessation.

Background

A new wave of fighting in Mogadishu since early May 2009 has displaced approximately 200 000 people in addition to over 400 000 already displaced in and around Mogadishu and along the Afgooye Corridor.

There are approximately 105 Mother and Child Health Centres, 31 hospitals and five operational mobile clinics in the affected areas that function by receiving critical life-saving medicines, trauma supplies, financial support for health work force and basic operations from Health Cluster partners. These facilities are able to extend essential health services including maternal care, childhood immunizations and other life saving interventions to these internally displaced persons (IDPs).

Currently hospitals in Mogadishu are facing pressure on clinical and emergency surgical services. At least 650 people were injured in the last round of fighting. Medical facilities are overcrowded with insufficient safe water, poor hygiene and sanitation leading to a high risk of communicable disease outbreaks and an increase in avoidable death and disease. Pregnancy related complications, vaccine-preventable childhood illnesses, unmanaged chronic diseases, and complications of trauma are also a strong possibility.

As it is, confirmed cholera outbreaks have been reported in Lower Juba, Lower Shabelle, Bay, Mogadishu and the Afgooye corridor. Since 2007, significant gains have been made in reductions in the frequency (> 25%) and deaths (> 60%) from diarrheal diseases attributable mainly to pre-positioning of drug stocks and better surveillanceearly detection and out break response, health education and better coordination among health partners. These gains, however, are at serious risk of reversal and continued provision of essential health services in jeopardy due to an acute funding deficit.

Geographic areas

Southern Central Somalia (Lower Shabelle, Lower Juba, Bay, Mogadishu and areas in Afgooye corridor hosting IDPs).

Critical health needs

– Improve access and availability of skilled, and emergency obstetric care where and when required, during pregnancy and childbirth for IDPs and vulnerable host communities.

– Sustain the coverage of basic primary and secondary health care services including life saving drugs and other medical/trauma supplies, especially for expanding IDP camps and other informal settlements in remote areas.

– Improved surveillance, early detection and timely outbreak response capacities for communicable disease outbreaks (especially cholera).

– Immunization coverage for vaccinepreventable diseases, especially measles and tetanus.

– Clinical and emergency surgical services in Mogadishu.

For further details, contact:

OCHA Somalia
Kiki Gbeho, Head of Office
gbehok@un.org

and/or

Health Cluster lead agency
WHO
Marthe Everard, WHO Representative Somalia
everardm@nbo.emro.who.int

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