Friday, 29 August 2014

Precious #krisisMBSelangor

In the Selangor MB saga...this report from the star is PRECIOUS:

Palace 'no' to remote control MB

KUALA LUMPUR: The new Selangor mentri besar should be one who has the interest of the rakyat at heart and can serve the people but not one who is controlled by someone else.

The Sultan of Selangor does not want a “remote-controlled” mentri be­­sar, said a source close to the pa­­lace and familiar with the sentiments and working of His Royal Highness.

“The mentri besar must not only be chosen by the majority of the state assembly, but must be able to put the interest of the rakyat first and can run the state. The Selangor Ruler wants someone who can take care of the needs of the people and develop the state to the highest level,” he said.

He stressed that as provided under Articles LI (1), LIII (2)(a), (4) and LV (2)(a) of the Selangor State Consti­tution 1959, the Sultan of Selangor is given absolute discretionary power to appoint a mentri besar for the Selangor state government who, in the Ruler’s opinion, has the majority support of the State Legislative Assembly.

“The person must be able to work with all parties, including his own excos, as well as have a good relationship with the palace,” he said.

He also advised Pakatan Rakyat not to drag internal party problems into the state administration and disrupt the running of the state.

“This is an internal party pro­blem,” he said.

Asked if it was necessary for the mentri besar to be born in Selangor, he said the state constitution did not specify it.

“Former Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Jamil Rais, for example, was born in Perak but he lived in Selangor for most of his life.”

The Sultan of Selangor has also conveyed his feelings about anti-palace remarks made by certain politicians that were damaging and hurtful and bordering on sedition.

He said the palace was hurt and offended by the continuous attacks by certain quarters.

“The palace has been quiet but people keep on making anti-palace remarks.

“The remarks are offensive. These people should read the state constitution and understand the palace’s convention, protocol and tradition before making any comments on the situation.

“Certain lawyers from political parties are hired to interpret things according to what the client wants,”
he said.

The source said the Selangor Ruler was not worried as the crisis was created by the present mentri besar’s own party before he was expelled.

“The state government is still fully functioning. Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim is still the mentri besar and His Royal Highness will take his time to make the best decision for the rakyat.

“There is no need to panic as the current government is not just a mere caretaker government; it is a full government. It is just a matter of changing a mentri besar from Pa­­katan.”

In July, Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah rapped Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad for questioning the powers of the Selangor State Islamic Council (Mais).

Labelling Khalid as “ignorant of the state Islamic laws and Mais’ role”, he urged the PAS central committee member to study the history of the state and its laws before ma­king any comment that could cause a stir among Muslims.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Stop inciting please or you will be making the Sedition Act more and more relevant

The news:

Kuasa Sultan: Kenyataan Khalid bukan pendirian PAS

I think the MP of Shah Alam should  understand that certain sensitive things need not be said in public  especially in a PC lah, the public statement may lead to charges of are a member of Parlimen for goodness sake, please know your Law! The Sultan has already sounded his unhappiness of  MP Shah Alam stand against MAIS remember?

What did MP of Shah Alam said yesterday? Well the Malay Mail reported:

PAS today distanced itself from a remark by one of its MPs who claimed that the Selangor Sultan should not have the absolute discretion on who should fill the mentri besar’s post, according to the party’s online mouthpiece, HarakahDaily 

Constitutional Law Expert Professor Emeritus Shad Saleem Faruqi opined that the Sultan have the powers under the Selangor State Constitution or the Undang-Undang Tubuh Negeri Selangor to appoint his MB:

Now compare what MP of Shah Alam purportedly said about the powers of the Sultan of Selangor to appoint his MB and what former MP of Jelutong the late Karpal Singh got for seditious remarks against the Sultan of Perak:

Shouldn't the MP of Shah Alam be investigated for sedition too?

......better still can PAS tell its YBs to Stop inciting please, or you guys will be making the Sedition Act more and more relevant. Not that I am displeased by it.

Thank you.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

So the RM3 billion question is who will have final decision on the MB imbroglio, definitely not Anwar!

'His Highness is a Constitutional Monarch, not a Puppet on the throne. So do not assume that His Highness has no power and authority and must do as he is told'
Raja Petra

By now everybody and that would include the good Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim will know that his position as MB of Selangor is no longer tenable after untrustworthy PAS stabbed him in the back on 17 August 2014. Ya, remember that date folks the day when munafiks rules.

So it seems Dr. Wan Azizah name to be offered first  by the unregistered coalition of PAS PKR DAP to the Sultan untuk diperkenan, and if the Sultan ask for another name then Azmin Ali's name will come later, that's what the Pakatan leaders are saying. It seems all Anwar's men and all the pro DAP lawyers,newspapers and news portals are pushing the DYMM Sultan to agree to their choice.

Before you read on, I have something to ask:

'So the RM3 billion question is who will have final decision on the MB imbroglio?'

...but before you decide 'who', please do read this from my blogger buddy @seademon latest post today:

have you read? Conspiracy stuff? Yes? I hope the PDRM will investigate and bring the conspirators to justice. Economic sabotage for political power? This is like waging war against the Yang DiPertuan Agung. This is why Malaysia must have preventive Laws like the ISA back!

ok enough sidetracking...

What the Pakatan folks conveniently forgot though, that in the matter of appointment of MB, the Sultan of Selangor have discretionary powers, he can in fact dissolve the DUN to make way for new state wide elections. Yes the 'who' will be the DYMM Sultan of Selangor of course.

OK now Read on:

Many of you argue that His Highness the Sultan of Selangor is the head of Islam, not the head of religion. This is not what Article 48 says. His Highness has the power and authority over all religions that may affect Islam. If His Highness is of the opinion that using the Allah word does affect Islam then His Highness has a say in that matter.
Article 53 says His Highness shall appoint a Menteri Besar. It is not the political parties that appoint a Menteri Besar but His Highness that does so. The appointment of the Menteri Besar is based on the discretion of His Highness although in most instances His Highness will take into consideration and respect the wishes of the people of Selangor.
If, however, the Menteri Besar faces a vote of no confidence in the State Assembly, then the Menteri Besar shall tender his resignation unless the Menteri Besar requests that His Highness dissolve the State Assembly to make way for fresh state elections (due to the vote of no confidence).
In other words, the Menteri Besar need not resign. He can request that His Highness dissolve the State Assembly so that the matter can be brought back to the voters to decide.
Article 55(2) of the Selangor State Constitution spells out the powers and authority of His Highness the Sultan and in what situations His Highness can use his discretion (2)(a) to (2)(g).
So there you have it. Do more reading before you start commenting about things you know very little about. And note one thing, His Highness is a Constitutional Monarch, not a Puppet on the throne. So do not assume that His Highness has no power and authority and must do as he is told.

Read the rest of RPK post here.
Read also the latest from lawyer Art Harun:

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

'Ko ni macam orang PAS lah'

First there was this announcement by PAS strongmen Tok Guru Haji Hadi and Tok Guru Nik Aziz:

Nik Aziz sokong Hadi: Khalid perlu kekal sebagai MB

A bit later there was this U-Turn:

All I can say is this:

If the Selangor MB Crisis tells us anything beside the chaotic way that the unregistered coalition of Pakatan PAS PKR DAP handles a crisis of their own making is that PAS which shouts to everybody that they are an Islamic party sure show itself as not very Islamic when it comes to promises aren't they. I sure hope UMNO just forget any idea it has about a unity Government with PAS, it just won't work, PAS is untrustworthy.

I  predict this unregistered coalition will not last when Anwar finally goes to jail for sodomizing Saiful.

Friday, 8 August 2014

I hope Air Asia will confound its critics and prove them wrong


WATARU YOSHIDA, Nikkei staff writer

SINGAPORE -- Southeast Asia's budget airlines are growing frail from all the fare cuts they are forcing upon one another.

     Cut-rate carriers profit by squeezing their own costs and charging for certain services that some traditional airlines still offer for free. But the business model does not seem to be working anymore. Instead, a faster-than-expected pace of fare declines is taking its toll.

    On July 1, Tony Fernandes, CEO of Malaysia-based AirAsia, announced that his airline would re-debut in Japan through AirAsia Japan, a newly established venture with four Japanese partners, including Internet shopping portal Rakuten.

     The announcement came during a Tokyo news conference that, perhaps unintentionally, showed just how excited Fernandes was to get back into Japan. At one point, he hugged Rakuten CEO Hiroshi Mikitani.

     AirAsia had previously done business in Japan on a limited basis through a partnership with the parent of All Nippon Airways. But there were problems. AirAsia ended up terminating the partnership in June 2013 and withdrawing from Japan.

     Despite the bitter experience, the airline has remained fixated on doing business in the country. One reason Fernandes has been itching to have AirAsia again fly to and from Japan might be his airline's aggravating business performance. Sales for 2013 increased 5% from 2012, but net profit plunged 54%. The company blamed the decline on a surge in fuel costs.

     But AirAsia seems to be suffering from a permanent structural problem, too, one that it hopes to fix by linking Southeast Asia with Japan.

     An airline's financial health is usually gauged by looking at its revenue per available seat mile. The RASM index is obtained by dividing operating income by available seat miles, which are calculated by multiplying available seats by the number of miles a carrier's jetliners fly during a designated period. AirAsia's RASM slid 7% in 2013.

     AirAsia, founded in 2001, has continued to grow by wooing passengers from existing airlines with fares that at one point were more than 50% lower.

     All the bargains AirAsia has been handing out have contributed to Malaysia Airlines' financial crunch. AirAsia took to the skies with the marketing slogan "now everyone can fly," but its dominance of the budget airline market lasted only a decade.

     A week after Fernandes hugged Mikitani in front of Japanese reporters, Azran Osman-Rani, CEO of AirAsia X -- the AirAsia group's mid- and long-range flight operator -- told The Nikkei that his carrier intends to double sales with flights to and from Japan in the next three years.

     According to the CAPA -- an independent provider of market intelligence, analysis and data services -- budget airlines' share of Southeast Asia's aviation market on a number of seats basis grew to slightly less than 60% in 2013, almost double that of two years earlier.

     Fare-slashing will probably continue; there is really no other option for a budget carrier. And the industry could end up cannibalizing itself.

     Consider that the 2013 net profit of Philippines-based Cebu Pacific Air declined a whopping 85%. Or that Singapore-based Tigerair closed its Indonesian unit, Tigerair Mandala, on July 1.

     Are you getting the picture?

Read in full here.

I hope Air Asia will confound its critics and prove them wrong......No further comment.

US analysts conclude MH17 downed by aircraft - NST

A piece of news report from the NST which I find very, very disturbing..imagine the implications if it is conclusively verified.

Somebody must pay, hope the truth will prevail and the conspirators and those who pull or press the trigger is hunted down, brought to justice and hung for this unspeakable crimes.

US analysts conclude MH17 downed by aircraft


KUALA LUMPUR: INTELLIGENCE analysts in the United States had already concluded that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by an air-to-air missile, and that the Ukrainian government had had something to do with it.
This corroborates an emerging theory postulated by local investigators that the Boeing 777-200 was crippled by an air-to-air missile and finished off with cannon fire from a fighter that had been shadowing it as it plummeted to earth.
In a damning report dated Aug 3, headlined “Flight 17 Shoot-Down Scenario Shifts”, Associated Press reporter Robert Parry said “some US intelligence sources had concluded that the rebels and Russia were likely not at fault and that it appears Ukrainian government forces were to blame”.
This new revelation was posted on GlobalResearch, an independent research and media organisation.
In a statement released by the Ukrainian embassy on Tuesday, Kiev denied that its fighters were airborne during the time MH17 was shot down. This follows a statement released by the Russian Defence Ministry that its air traffic control had detected Ukrainian Air Force activity in the area on the same day.
They also denied all allegations made by the Russian government and said the country’s core interest was in ensuring an immediate, comprehensive, transparent and unbiased international investigation into the tragedy by establishing a state commission comprising experts from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and Eurocontrol.
“We have evidence that the plane was downed by Russian-backed terrorist with a BUK-M1 SAM system (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation reporting name SA-11) which, together with the crew, had been supplied from Russia. This was all confirmed by our intelligence, intercepted telephone conversations of the terrorists and satellite pictures.
“At the same time, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have never used any anti-aircraft missiles since the anti-terrorist operations started in early April,” the statement read.
Yesterday, the New Straits Times quoted experts who had said that photographs of the blast fragmentation patterns on the fuselage of the airliner showed two distinct shapes — the shredding pattern associated with a warhead packed with “flechettes”, and the more uniform, round-type penetration holes consistent with that of cannon rounds.
Parry’s conclusion also stemmed from the fact that despite assertions from the Obama administration, there has not been a shred of tangible evidence to support the conclusion that Russia supplied the rebels with the BUK-M1 anti-aircraft missile system that would be needed to hit a civilian jetliner flying at 33,000 feet.
Parry also cited a July 29 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation interview with Michael Bociurkiw, one of the first Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) investigators to arrive at the scene of the disaster, near Donetsk.
Bociurkiw is a Ukrainian-Canadian monitor with OSCE who, along with another colleague, were the first international monitors to reach the wreckage after flight MH17 was brought down over eastern Ukraine.
In the CBC interview, the reporter in the video preceded it with: “The wreckage was still smouldering when a small team from the OSCE got there. No other officials arrived for days”.
“There have been two or three pieces of fuselage that have been really pockmarked with what almost looks like machinegun fire; very, very strong machinegun fire,” Bociurkiw said in the interview.
Parry had said that Bociurkiw’s testimony is “as close to virgin, untouched evidence and testimony as we’ll ever get. Unlike a black-box interpretation-analysis long afterward by the Russian, British or Ukrainian governments, each of which has a horse in this race, this testimony from Bociurkiw is raw, independent and comes from one of the two earliest witnesses to the physical evidence.
“That’s powerfully authoritative testimony. Bociurkiw arrived there fast because he negotiated with the locals for the rest of the OSCE team, who were organising to come later,” Parry had said.
Retired Lufthansa pilot Peter Haisenko had also weighed in on the new shootdown theory with Parry and pointed to the entry and exit holes centred around the cockpit.
“You can see the entry and exit holes. The edge of a portion of the holes is bent inwards. These are the smaller holes, round and clean, showing the entry points most likely that of a 30mm caliber projectile.
“The edge of the other, the larger and slightly frayed exit holes, show shreds of metal pointing produced by the same caliber projectiles. Moreover, it is evident that these exit holes of the outer layer of the double aluminum reinforced structure are shredded or bent — outwardly.”
He deduced that in order to have some of those holes fraying inwardly, and the others fraying outwardly, there had to have been a second fighter firing into the cockpit from the airliner’s starboard side. This is critical, as no surface-fired missile (or shrapnel) hitting the airliner could possibly punch holes into the cockpit from both sides of the plane.
“It had to have been a hail of bullets from both sides that brought the plane down. This is Haisenko’s main discovery. You can’t have projectiles going in both directions — into the left-hand-side fuselage panel from both its left and right sides — unless they are coming at the panel from different directions.
“Nobody before Haisenko had noticed that the projectiles had ripped through that panel from both its left side and its right side. This is what rules out any ground-fired missile,” Parry had said.

Monday, 4 August 2014

Explaining The Tragedy of Palestine - Miko Peled

Source: Watfordian from comment section here.

Miko Peled gives advice on what to do when labelled an anti-Semite; ignore the accusation and ask the accuser what it makes them when they allow the IDF to humiliate Palestinians on a daily basis; deny children access to water; put children into prisons often without charge; pull children out of bed at 2am etc...

Miko Peled, explains why a "balanced" and "objective" debate on Israel is not possible; watch this video; even though Peled is honest enough to say that it will not be a "balanced" discourse, it is still essential viewing. He talks about:  
  • myth of the Promised land
  • the racist foundations of Israel
  • the racist educational system
  • how Zionists keeps Israelis living in a state of heightened fear
  • the deliberate ethnic cleansing of Palestine
  • the reality of suicide bombing (his niece was killed by a suicide bomber)
  • what to do when you are called an anti-Semite
  • how Israel was the aggressor in the 1948, 1967 wars
  • the Israeli laws that discriminate against Arabs (even those that are Israeli citizens)
  • the double standards of Israelis (right of return for Jews but not Palestinians)
  • why the Palestinians would be MAD to accept the deals they have been offered
  • how the Palestinians ACCEPTED a peace deal but Israel keeps changing the terms to make the deal UNACCEPTABLE
  • how Palestine was ethnically cleansed and their property given to Zionist emigrants (Peled's mother refused to accept such property)
  • why he can stand next to a Palestinian "terrorist" and identifies HIMSELF as the terrorist
  • why Zionism must be defeated just as apartheid and segregation (in the US) were defeated
  • why the Israeli army is the best equipped terrorist organisation in the world
This is a very personal story - but one that explains the tragedy of Palestine; a tragedy for Palestinians as much as it is a tragedy for Israelis who have been consumed by the holocaust to such an extent that they can't see that they have become the persecutors.

Despite everything Peled is very hopeful about the future, and listening to him one is definitely filled with hope knowing that there are Israelis like him and his sister working towards peace.