Thursday, September 30, 2010

Part 3: Proof BN tried to bribe PKR DUN RM5 million to jumpship [BPR report]

The MACC was not set up to combat corruption. Just like the PDRM, SPR, AGC, and others, the MACC has proven to be just another component member of Barisan Nasional. Two years ago, Lim Soo Nee made a report that he was offered a bribe of RM5 million to jump ship. This is the MACC Early Investigation Report on the matter. The case, however, was finally marked NFA.

Raja Petra Kamarudin

Part 2: MACC ignored the report but Pak Lah also knows it

Shagul Hamid, the head of BTN, was the adviser to Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. What Shagul Hamid knows, Pak Lah knows. In fact, in most instances, Pak Lah would not act unless on Shagul Hamid’s advice and Shagul Hamid could tell the Prime Minister what he should and should not do. But in this particular case no action was taken -- or maybe no advice was given.

Raja Petra Kamarudin

Monday, September 27, 2010

Part 1 : Report on Corruption was ignored by MACC (with letter evidence)

I gave the MACC one week to take action on what Malaysia Today revealed. It appears, however, that the MACC is sidestepping the issue like they did on the PI P. Balasubramaniam matter where they were supposed to take his statement in London and then called it off. Well, I did warn them, so here goes! Starting today, Malaysia Today is going to reveal hundreds of pages of MACC’s investigations into corruption perpetuated by VIPs, which were all eventually swept under the carpet.

Raja Petra Kamarudin

 source : http://www.malaysia-today.net/mtcolumns/34814-here-goes

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Non-Muslims will not be subjected to hudud!

Below is the Q&A of the press conference held by the PAS President, Dato' Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, on Wednesday, 12 November 2003, after the launching of the blueprint on the introduction of Islamic laws in Malaysia -- a.k.a. the ISD or the Islamic State Document.

Q: That means non-Muslims will not be subjected to hudud?
A: Yes. Yes.

full article below


What is the most significant difference between what you are expounding through your document and what the Barisan Nasional government has been doing?
The most significant thing is that under the Barisan government, Islam is ruled. What we want is for Islam to rule. We will let the power of Islam rule.
We will not follow the narrow view of Islam where Islam is only one aspect of the country, while what we are expounding is that a country is only one aspect of Islam, which is all encompassing.

You said that your Islamic state document accepts the existing Federal Constitution but with the necessary amendments. What are some of the amendments?
The first thing which needs to be clarified is the word “Islam” which is mentioned in the Constitution.
PAS was involved in giving its views through the memorandum which was hastily drawn up by the Reid Commission just before Independence and was part of the other Islamic groups which pushed for the inclusion of Islam in the Constitution. The problem was that the Reid Commission interpreted Islam according to their understanding.
We have our own understanding of Islam which is different from that of the Commission. The time has come for the word “Islam” in the Constitution to be interpreted accurately in accordance to the Quran and the Sunnah.
Secondly, the word “syariah” which is now placed under the jurisdiction of the states is subjected to limitations. These limitations will have to be amended.
Although the Constitution has undergone several amendments, it does not give power to Islam and syariah.

So the amendment will allow syariah law to be applied in states?
The amendment will allow syariah to apply at both state and Federal levels.

What will be the difference between the syariah law at Federal and state levels?
The amendment will make the Federal and state levels consistent.
We can retain the existing Federalism concept. We realise that there are states where Muslims are not the majority and Federalism is very suitable under such circumstances.
In states where the majority are Muslims, Islamic law can be implemented. In states where non-Muslims form the majority, it will be up to the non-Muslim party ruling the state, but at the same time the non-Muslim leader would allow syariah to be applied to Muslims there.

You said the dualism in the existing legal system would be retained. Do you mean that there will be two sets of laws, one for Muslims and one for non-Muslims?
Yes. That is allowed by the Quran. The Quran allows those who are not Muslims to practise the laws of their own religion and the laws which they choose for themselves.
At the same time, Muslims would be practising laws of their own.

That means non-Muslims will not be subjected to hudud?
Yes. Yes.

You said you welcome comments on your document from everyone. Does that mean the Islamic State concept is not final as far as PAS is concerned?
For us, it is final. What is important is for us to explain. In terms of principle, it is final. On principles which may not be clear, we accept questions and we will explain. On issues which are not part of the principles, we can have common understanding when it comes to implementation.

What is the reaction of the other opposition parties?
We have had initial discussions with those parties where our co-operation is political for the purpose of facing elections. At the same time, we respect the policies, principles and the struggle of each individual party.

You said an Islamic state would emphasise meritocracy. What would happen to the existing policies which give focus to bumiputras such as quotas?
The reality today is that the majority of the poor are bumiputras. Hence, for the initial period, focus will be on the bumiputra.
There may be a situation in the future that the bumiputras will overcome their problems, and the Indians become the majority of the poor. Then, it will be the responsibility of the country to look after the Indian community.
Maybe the Chinese who have been rich for a long time suddenly become bored with their wealth and turn poor. Then, it will become our responsibility to protect the Chinese.
It will depend on the situation. We are not disposing off with the term bumiputra.

What do you mean by saying that the Islamic state emphasises on meritocracy?
Justice is dispensed to anyone who is entitled to it. It is in terms of wealth, education and others.

Does that mean PAS will remove quotas?
That will depend on developments. Quotas are something which cannot be decided upon now.

Does that mean the special rights which are provided for by the Constitution will be amended?
It will continue to be used until the time when the Malays can stand on their feet. Then, it will no longer be needed. There may be a time when other races are weak. Islam prohibits the exploitation of people who are weak.

Will the existing monarchy system be changed?
The Quran maintains the monarchy system of government and also recognises a non-monarchy system. Both systems are recognised by the Quran. The prophets Daud and Sulaiman were kings.
At the same time, Islam requires the establishment of the khilafah (a leadership which is responsible for establishing Islam as the religion and in governing of the state).
What is important is that there is implementation of justice, the spirit of musyawarah (consultation) is present, and within musyawarah, there is democracy.

It is stated that non-Muslims will be allowed to enjoy the rights of their own beliefs and practices. Does this mean that things like gambling and drinking will not be banned?
This has already happened in Terengganu and Kelantan where before we enforce these laws, we hold a dialogue with the non-Muslims and ask them what their religion said about those practices.
When they say their religion also forbade those practices, we will then ban them outright. If their religion allowed those practices, then it will be allowed.
Gambling is forbidden by all religions, so we have banned it. But with drinking and eating pork, there are religions which allow these practices, so they are allowed.

What happens when a crime which is committed involved both Muslims and non-Muslims? For example, what would happen if a non-Muslim killed a Muslim?
Under such a situation, it would be up to the victim of injustice to choose the law. Or the judiciary will have to make a decision on what kind of law will be applied.
Furthermore, for the non-Muslim, there is already a punishment for murder. There are similarities with Islamic law although it is based on the Penal Code.

What about for offences like khalwat (close proximity) or zina (adultery)?
The Muslim will be punished according to hudud while the non-Muslim will be punished according to the law he or she chooses.
Please do not regard this as unfair. According to the teachings of Islam, Muslims who have been punished according to hudud will not be cast into hell in their hereafter. Those who have not been punished by hudud, they will be sent to hell despite being punished under laws that are non-hudud.
That is why Muslims are satisfied with such a situation.

It was stated that the ruler would be a Muslim? Do you mean the King or the Prime Minister has to be Muslim?
Yes. The King and the Prime Minister will have to be Muslim. This is the usual practice throughout the world. A communist country will not choose an American to be president. When the Republican Party wins in the US, they will not choose a Democrat to be president.
If it is Islam that rules, then a Muslim will be the head of state. But the Cabinet can be made up of non-Muslims. This is something which is allowed in Islam.
One more thing is that Islam is not tied up with ethnicity. If there is a Muslim non-Malay who is considered influential and fulfil all requirements of the religion, he can become the head of state.
In fact in history, the rulers of Islamic countries were not always Arabs. The Ottomans were Turks. Mamelukes were former slaves. Where in Western history have you seen an ex-slave becoming leader of a country?

What would be the role of non-Muslims in the Islamic state which you hope to establish? Would they have a role?
Among the roles would be executive, legislative, and others. Non-Muslims can be members of the Cabinet and the administration. They can even be members of Parliament and have a voice and give views. They can be community leaders representing their own communities.

What do you mean by 'the syariah will be the supreme law of the land'?
As the laws are based on the Quran and Sunnah, that means syariah is supreme. But this does not mean everything is rigid. There will be matters which are “movable” and those which are “immovable.”
What are immovable are the principles. But there are things, which are movable such as time, culture as well as laws and these will depend on the opinions of Islamic jurors.
But as stated earlier, Muslims will be totally subjected to Islamic law while non-Muslims will be subjected to laws of their own religion.
There will be rules which will apply to all, and those which will only apply to parts of the community.

What about atheists?
For those without a religion, there will be laws. There are laws which are connected with religion, and there are those which are applied generally, such as traffic laws, where a green light means everyone can move. These concern public interest and morals.

Why do you think non-Muslims will trust that the contents of this document today will be implemented and that there will not be any “surprises”, such as the implementation of the kharaj (tax imposed on non-Muslims) in Terengganu?
You have to look at things practically when it comes to Terengganu and Kelantan. Kharaj is a new word which we introduced and many do not understand its meaning. It is connected to taxation. Muslims are required to pay zakat. Non-Muslims cannot be required to pay zakat because it has a spiritual aspect. That is why they have to pay tax. Tax in Arabic, it is call kharaj. It’s the same. Land tax is called kharaj. It is just a term.

How would this document help PAS in the coming general election?
To realise our aspirations in the general election would depend upon a manifesto which we will reveal to the people. It will depend on our common understanding between the various opposition parties.
The document on the Islamic state is more general.

Will there be other documents on the Islamic state after today?
As and when it is needed. If there are people who request any explanation in writing, we will do so.
There will also be those who require explanation through practice as there are matters in Islam which may be difficult to understand if it is in writing. And that will require us to be in power.

source: http://www.malaysia-today.net/mtcolumns/no-holds-barred/34774-remember-what-ustaz-hadi-said-in-november-2003

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Do not register if you don't plan to vote!

It came to my mind that each time the election comes there will be people claiming that if you don't vote, some body else will cast your vote for certain parties that they favour.

So, is it wise for political parties to campaign for new voters registration just hoping (or assuming) that they will vote for your party in the next general election? What if they register at your booth but did not turn up on the election day? What if there is really hidden hand that help them to vote for certain parties in their absence on the polling day?

Is it wise or is it not? There are pro and cons.

Yes, it looks good when you manage to get more new voters registering through your political party registration channel when compared to other political parties registration channel. But, it won't be good for you if they did not go out to vote you on the polling day.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Kerajaan Tiada Duit?

Sumber dari Putrajaya memaklumkan bahawa kerajaan sekarang tidak mempunyai sumber kewangan yang mencukupi untuk berbelanja. PTD-PTD tengah pening kepala mencari wang untuk Budget 2011 dan bonus hujung tahun untuk kakitangan kerajaan.

Hanya 1 sumber yang ada iaitu hasil daripada sumbangan PETRONAS kerana pelaburan asing amat berkurangan.

Program Transformasi Ekonomi (ETP) yang diumumkan semalam juga belum mempunyai dana yang secukupnya.

Nasihat saya, belanja dengan bijak. Takde duit buat cara takde duit. Tak perlu bagi bonus. Sedangkan syarikat swasta pun kalau tak untung tak bagi bonus inikan pula kerajaan yang takde sumber kewangan.

Perlukah kita musnahkan ekonomi dan negara semata-mata untuk kekal berkuasa dan nampak bagus di mata rakyat? Betul lah kata pepatah 'Biar papa asal bergaya'. Jangan sampai negara muflis dan jangan mufliskan juga sumber kewangan yang ada!

Wajarkah subsidi dipotong kononnya untuk berjimat tetapi jumlah yang lebih besar dibelanjakan untuk Duit Raya dan Bonus?

Manusia dikurniakan akal untuk berfikir, jika mereka yang diamanahkan oleh rakyat tak reti berfikir maka kita sebagai rakyat kena la pandai berfikir... faham2 je la... fikir-fikirkan, renung-renungkanlah jika anda warganegara yang sayangkan Malaysia.