- Hu slams Karpal over call to deregister religion-based parties
- Perkasa blames DAP, political parties for racial tension
- Najib and Zahid, why the silence?
- City Hall resumes demolition of temple in Jalan P Ramlee
- AG Gani should be suspended over alleged misdeeds, says Anwar
Posted: 09 Nov 2013 03:33 PM PST
(The Star) - DAP chairman Karpal Singh continues to receive criticism over his call early this week for race and religion-based political organisations to be deregistered.
The latest criticism came from PAS Supporters Congress chairman Hu Pang Chaw who told the Bukit Gelugor MP to put his party in order first before trying to pick faults with others.
Posted: 09 Nov 2013 03:18 PM PST
(MM) - Political parties such as the DAP are the cause of racial tension in Malaysia, claimed Malay rights group Perkasa in its bid to shift blame away from communal non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
Perkasa president Datuk Ibrahim Ali said that race-based and religious-based organisations would instead act as catalysts for national unity, Utusan Malaysia's weekend edition reported today.
Posted: 09 Nov 2013 02:59 PM PST
Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim says the silence of the duo on the allegations of wrongdoing by Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail only proves the lack of transparency.
K Pragalath, FMT
Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim questioned the silence of Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi's following claims by former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad that the Attorney-General's Chambers hired two CIA agents.
"This wall of silence that has been surrounding the PM and his Home Minister is symptomatic of a larger problem that is afflicting the government of Najib Razak where demands for transparency and accountability continue to fall on deaf ears." Anwar said in a statement.
Three days ago, a news portal reported former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad pressuring Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail by calling for a meeting with Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
During the meeting, Mahathir claimed that the Attorney-General's Chambers hired two CIA agents and Ahmad Zahid had agreed to launch an investigation into the matter.
Prior to that, Dr Mahathir met ex-Kuala Lumpur Criminal Investigations Department director Datuk Mat Zain Ibrahim, and prominent lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah.
Also present in the meeting were Dr Mahathir's former political secretary Matthias Chang and former Commercial Crimes Investigation Department director Datuk Ramli Yusoff.
The five met up to discuss on Abdul Gani's supposed involvement in the alleged fabrication of evidence in Anwar Ibrahim's "black eye" case in 1998.
Gani has also been receiving heavy criticism for his manner in handling the Altantuya Shaariibbuu murder case, and PKFZ fiasco involving former transport minister Ling Liong Sik.
Posted: 09 Nov 2013 11:54 AM PST
Temple president R.A. Balasubramaniam said the officers from Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) along with several policemen came to the temple as early as 7.30am.
"They made those inside leave without any explanation and proceeded to demolish the temple," he said.
"Nobody will talk to us and they have not allowed us to go inside to salvage what we can. No notice has been served," he said.
When the two could not come to an amicable settlement, Hap Seng sued City Hall which, in turn, sent an eviction notice to the temple.
Posted: 09 Nov 2013 10:30 AM PST
Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said the allegations were shocking and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak should give an immediate response on the issue to either clarify the allegations or deny them.
"The recent revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden which exposed a global espionage network by the United States, Australia and other countries conducted on Malaysian soil has been nothing short of alarming," Anwar said in a statement today.
"However, Najib has remained silent about the issue and the latest allegations are shameful and scandalous. As the country's leader, Najib should step forward and clear the air," he urged.
"The wall of silence surrounding Najib and Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is symptomatic of a larger problem which is affecting Putrajaya. Demands for transparency and accountability continue to be made in vain as it falls on deaf ears."
Anwar said Gani also owed the public an explanation on the allegations surrounding him and his office. Anwar added that there were also other allegations of Gani's illegal and conspiratorial activities linked to his office.
Former city Criminal Investigation Department head Datuk Mat Zain Ibrahim had lodged numerous reports which contained damning allegations against Gani, Anwar said. The AG's failure to deny these allegations means he is culpable of the alleged wrongdoings and he should be suspended from office immediately.
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