Friday, July 17, 2009

HINDRAF – IS MACC another PDRM in making?

HINDRAF is appalled at the death of the young Malaysian Teoh Beng Hock while being in custody of the MACC.

Is it rather unorthodox and unbecoming that a witness needs to be interrogated from 5pm to 3.45 am. He is only a witness not a suspect. UMNO led BN seems to have added another public institution ie the MACC as the public’s tormentor along side the PDRM. The sole responsible of the Anti Corruption agency is to investigate and procure evidence, not to act as the executor.

HINDRAF condemns MACC for its ruthlessness towards innocent Malaysian citizens under the protection of the Machiavellian UMNO led government to protect their own nepotism, cronyism and corrupt practice against public interest and benefit.

MACC was wholly responsible for the safety of the late Teoh Beng Hock as he was in their custody. HINDRAF holds them solely responsible for his death similar to what happened to Kugan & Gnanapragasam who died in police custody recently.

MACC has such wide unwritten power to hold the public at ransom similar to what PDRM has been practicing under the UMNO led BN regime. This has to stop as HINDRAF does not want the government to create another monster against public interest in the form of the MACC.

HINDRAF urges the public to unite irrespective of race, religion or colour and pressure the government to run a full fledge independent investigation on MACC for the ill-fated death of Teoh Beng Hock.

HINDRAF will extend its support to ensure that justice is served in unraveling the truth behind the suspicious death of Teoh Beng Hock. We call upon the AG to immediately order an inquest to be held to preserve crucial and relevant evidences before a cover up by both the MACC and PDRM whom the public has lost confidence in.

Lastly, HINDRAF would like to extend our condolences to the family of Teoh Beng Hock as we mourn together on the tragedy that has befallen to a fellow Malaysian.


HINDRAF – Chairman

Lawyer lodges police report against Guan Eng

The Sun
by Bernard Cheah

GEORGE TOWN (July 16, 2009) : A lawyer has lodged a police report against Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng for allegedly denigrating and insulting him and his religion, Islam.

Darshan Singh a/l Joginder Singh, who is the legal adviser of the Kampung Buah Pala Residents’ Association, said that Lim’s statement, which was reported recently in Chinese daily Sin Chew Jit Poh (on July11) and theSun (on July15) were personal attacks on him and was ‘kurang ajar’ (rude).

“Lim has insulted hundreds of Chinese, Indians and other converts who retain their pre-conversion names for social and personal reasons. He is hitting below the belt,” he said in a report lodged George Town District Police Headquarters today.

“He is trying to separate the Kampung Buah Pala residents who are mostly Hindus from me. This is diabolical,” he said, adding that Lim is “not fit to be the Chief Minister for many other reasons too.”

Darshan has called on the police to investigate the case under Section 4(1) and Section 298(a) Sedition Act 1948 and Section 298 Penal Code for turning the issue into a racial and religious one.

“He and others of his ilk had in the past begun a campaign against Islam with slogans like ‘No to Islam State’, and ‘Islam over my dead body’,” he added.

Darshan has called on PAS and DAP to take disciplinary action against Lim who is DAP Secretary-General.

High Chaparral: Kampung Buah Pala: Residents' Applications Dismissed With Costs

PENANG, July 16 (Bernama) -- The High Court here dismissed with costs an application by five Kampung Buah Pala residents to set aside a writ granting the ownership of a piece of land in the area to Koperasi Pegawai Kerajaaan Negeri Pulau Pinang Bhd.

The court also dismissed with costs the residents' application for a stay of execution of the writ.

High Court Registrar Ahmad Hidayat Md Nor read out the verdict in chamber.

The residents' lawyer Darshan Singh Khaira told reporters later that he would file an appeal on Monday against the eviction order on the 23 families in the village.

Karin Lim Ai Ching, who represented the cooperative and developer Nusmetro Ventures (P) Sdn Bhd, said bailiffs would enforce the eviction order on Aug 3.

Earlier, Darshan filed a summons on behalf of six residents seeking to declare any agreement and transfer of ownership of the land among eight parties null and void.

The eight parties are the personal representative of David Brown and Helen Margaret Brown's estate, the state government, federal land commissioner, Malaysian government, Koperasi Pegawai Kerajaaan Negeri Pulau Pinang Bhd, Nusmetro Ventures, Seri Delima assemblyman R.S.N. Rayer and Deputy Chief Minister P. Ramasamy.

The villagers have named them as defendants in the suit.