Sunday, May 9, 2010

Another teen shooting - police say sorry ( Malaysiakini )

Yet another teenager has been shot at by the police but this time in a rare show of humility and compassion Negeri Sembilan's top cop apologised for the action of the officer concerned.
SAC1 Osman Salleh said that he has apologised to the family, and that the shooting should never have happened.
"Preliminary investigations showed that the act was not justifiable and it was an abuse of power," he said at a press conference at Seremban his afternoon.
Osman (left) added that the boy had never posed any danger to the officer.
He also said that the police officer responsible has since been suspended from his duties.

In the 3.30am incident at Seremban today, two policemen spotted about 20 Mat Rempit hanging in front of a shopping mall.

On spotting the patrol car, they scrambled away on their motorcycles, triggering a chase along Jalan Seremban-Jelebu.
It was only at the Kampung Ujong Pasir intersection when the police opened fire, 2km away from the shopping mall.
Victim in stable condition
According to The Star online, some of the youths were taunting the policemen by swerving left and right in front of the pursuing police car.

One of the policemen then opened fire, hitting 17-year-old Mohd Azizi Aziz in the hip.

"The police patrol car warned the motorcyclists to stop, but they did not heed the warning and split in various directions," Osman was reported by Bernama as saying.
"According to the policeman who fired the shot, he had done so as a warning to make Mohd Azizi stop.
"The police were only able to intercept the motorcyclist after chasing him for about two kilometers, and then found out that he was shot in the abdomen," he said.

He added that the boy is now in stable condition at the Tuanku Jaafar Hospital.

Boy's father lodges police report
Deputy Home Minister Datuk Wira Abu Seman Yusop said the ministry viewed seriously the incident and appropriate action would be taken against the policeman involved if he was found to be negligent.
Later, accompanied by Osman and state executive councillors Ismail Lasim and Ismail Taib, Abu Seman visited the victim at the hospital.
Mohd Azizi's father, Aziz Omar, 42, said he was sad with the incident that befell his son, the eldest of six siblings.
He said he was informed about the incident by the hospital staff at about 4.20am.
"I regret that it was the hospital who contacted me to inform about the incident and not the police," he added.
Aziz Omar claimed that his son was punched and assaulted by policemen even after he had fell off his machine from the injuries.
The father has since lodged a report at the Seremban II police headquarters, saying he will be engaging a lawyer soon.
Hit list on the rise

NONEThis is the second shooting of a teenager since the case of Aminulrasyid Amzah (right), 15, in which he was hit also when attempting to evade police arrest two weeks ago in Section 11, Shah Alam.
The police claimed that they discharged their weapons in self-defence when Aminulrasyid had allegedly tried to reverse into them. They also claimed that they found a parang in the boot of the car.

However, witnesses have disputed both claims.

NONEA special panel has since been set up to probe the police investigations into the matter, and to also review the standard operating procedure of the police when discharging firearms while on duty.

But while the issue has attracted the attention of politicians on both sides, inspector-general of police Musa Hassan (left) and Selangor police chief Khalid Abu Bakar have been reported to be angry at the media attention.

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HINDRAF/HRP: UMNO racism-4 days later Darshini mom passed away.

Darshini now fourteen years old was an orphan. Some ten years ago Darshini was adopted from a government welfare home who had attempted to convert her to Islam. Although both Darshini’s natural parents were born in Malay-sia the UMNO led Malaysian government has denied Darshini her Malaysian citizenship and a Malaysian Identity card with impunity. Her birth certificate has an endorsement that she is not a Malaysian citizen and in direct contravention of Article 14 of the Federal Constitution. (citizenship by operation of Law).
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Darshini’s adopted father Mr. Ponnudorai (59) and Mother Madam Kaliaswary since they had adopted Darshini ten years ago has gone to the UMNO National Registration Department (NRD) at least on 15 occasions but the NRD had repetedly denied Darshini her Malaysian citizenship and Identity Card.
Because of her stateless status Darshini was victimised by her school authorities who see her as a soft target. The school denied her entry into the school for the first three months of the year for supposedly “disciplinary” problems.
The family solicited HRP’s help.
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After P.Uthayakumar had spoken to the UMNO Education Minister’s special officer for Teachers and students En. Shamsuri Jamil, the school was forced to take her back from the early March 2010 onwards. In April Darshini was again suspended for three days for some “disciplinary” reason Darshini denies.
Darshini’s mother became depressed when Darshini attempted to commit suicide and was hospitalised two weeks ago.
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UMNO’s DPM: Malays lagging in education despite hoarding up 100% of the 200,000 places in UITM and 90% public University places!

The UMNO Deputy Prime Minister says this despite hoarding up 100% of the UITM’s 200,000 places (UM 1/1/2009) and 90% of the 163,799 places in the 20 other local universities (The Star 2/12/09 at page N 20) plus 10,248 Phd graduates (The Star 2/12/09 at page N 20) and the 62,000 diploma and 60,000 degree places for 2010 at the 27 Polytechnics in Malaysia. This is not including the RM 1.24 billion scholarships to 1,500 top SPM students to study overseas, 99.9% of whom are non Indians, and the estimated 100,000 Malay muslim students in the 14 matriculation colleges nationwide.
This level of direct discrimination, racism, religious extremism and supremacy does not happen in any other part of the world except in Prime Minister Najib Razak’s One Malay-sia.
All this is in violation of article 12 of the Federal Constitution which provides that :-
Article 12 of the Federal Constitution provides that “Rights in respect in education: (1) Without prejudice to the generality of Article 8, there shall be no discrimination against any citizen on the grounds only of religion, race, descent or place of birth – (a) in the administration of any educational institution maintained by a public authority, and, in particular, the admission of pupils or students or the payment of fees, or (b) in providing out of the funds of a public authority financial aid for the maintenance or education of pupils or students in any educational institution (whether or not maintained by a public authority and whether within or outside the Federation).
Having grabbed all and excluded about 98% of the deserving Indian students opportunities, this UMNO DPM now has the cheek to say that Malays are lagging in education.
P. Uthayakumar


UMNO: Indah water dirty jobs for Indians, but zero maintenance contracts for Indians.

MOTO NAJIB1 Contract workers Kannan and Murugavel end up doing the dirty job in the Indah Water sewerage treatment plants and engineers Kasturi and Malathi run the sewerage plants (Starmetro 17/4/2010 at page M2 and M3).
But Indians would not even be awarded these dirty job maintainance contracts by UMNO. Contracts will be given to some Malay muslim tuan who would sit back at home and get these Indian work horses do the dirty jobs and millions are earned by the Malay muslims.
This is just the tip of the iceberg of the Indians being denied the fruits of their labour even in these dirty job business. At best the Indians get the sub of the sub, sub-sub contracts which will merely keep them alfloat.
This is UMNO’s One Malay-sia.
P. Uthayakumar
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UMNO’s MIC mandore and also PKR, DAP & PAS mandores “permanent temples for Hindus but no land titles to temples.

Despite the above newspaper kosong promises, these Hindu temples will only know that UMNO had used the MIC mandores to cheat them when the bulldozers come to tear down their temples. Because from the very beginning these MIC mandores and now ably aped by the PKR, DAP and PAS Indian mandores, under their tuan and towkay’s instructions, did not issue the land titles in the first place.
(See Starmetro 10/4/2010 at page M10).
19.4.2010 UMNOs MIC 

“Dulu susah sekarang lagi susah”. Indian single parent and kids move from poverty to hardcore poverty

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 - OLD 1 “Dulu susah sekarang lagi susah”. Indian single parent and kids move from poverty to hardcore poverty
Earlier single parent Nageswary and her two teenage children were poor and have now become hardcore poor, as she can no longer work.
Nageswary is even unable to pay her monthly rentals and water bill which has now accumulated to RM 3,029.45 (USD 780.00), and has already been given notice to quit by DBKL, and will shortly become homeless and would most likely end up on the streets. Had Nageswary been a Malay Muslim, her backdated and future rentals would be paid up by Baitulmalm, Pusat Urus Zakat, etc. But even the DBKL and the Federal UMNO Welfare Department has refused to help Nageswary out.
As a cleaner in a bank, she had injured both her hands as a result of the side effects of the acidic washing liquid. We presume that UMNO’s Socso as usual had refused to pay her the due invalidity pension which would have kept her out of poverty. Added to all this she now can’t even pay the school fees of two children who are now in secondary school.
The much publicized e-Kasih cards have been denied to Nageswary. Why go far, almost all the Indian poor have never heard of these e-Kasih cards (meant for the Malay Muslim) let alone having beneffitted from it.
The RM 200 she receives from the Welfare Department would not even be enough to pay her medical bills, and this family suffer on a day to day basis.
This is just the tip of the Indian hardcore poor iceberg.
In UMNO’s Malaysia it would make a difference if one was a Malay Muslims poor.
But UMNO would never give this family an opportunity out of poverty like giving them the ten acre land ownership schemes in Felda, Felcra, Risda, Fama, Mardi, Agropolitan etc. UMNO would refuse to grand this poor Indian family land in the scores of land schemes in cattle and goat farming, poultry or fresh water, sea water or prawn breeding.
But never mind that Malaysia imports 90% of it’s mutton 75% of it’s beef and 95% of it’s milk. Never mind if Malaysia’s foreign exchange flows out of the country but no way and no chance of farming opportunities for the poor Indians. Denying land to the non malay poor, so that they can live on their own land and eke out a living, has been the policy of Umno these last 53 years.
At best UMNO offers them these RM 200 or so per month peanuts as a temporary measure ,and keep them at the end of a rope, but no long term and permanent solutions like that for the Malay poor. And for these peanuts UMNO would expect the Indians to grateful to them.
But again even the supposedly multi-racial PKR, DAP, and PAS would not champion or speak up aginst this level of UMNO’s discrimination, a level does not happen in any other part of the world, as they fear losing Malay votes.
Today under UMNO’s 53 year old rule, Malaysia has emerged as the world‘s most racist and religious extremist country.
P. Uthayakumar.

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Kapar MP gives Khalid 72 hours to sack corrupt officials


Manikavasagam(Left) has threatened to go public if his demand is not met. — file pic

KUALA LUMPUR, May 8 — Kapar MP S. Manikavasagam today sparked another crisis in Selangor by giving a 72-hour ultimatum to Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim to sack three officials from the state-owned sand mining company, Kumpulan Semesta Sdn Bhd, for alleged corruption amounting to RM100,000 monthly.

Manikavasagam, who has previously raised the issue of corruption within Khalid’s administration, said he will blow the lid on the issue if his demands are not met — adding pressure to the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) coalition which today began campaigning for the May 16 Sibu parliamentary by-election.

“I don’t want to expose things in detail at the moment... wait first. I am asking the mentri besar to remove at least three senior officers from the state sand-mining company,” Manikavasagam said when contacted by The Malaysian Insider.

He also wrote in his blog that he will make public incriminating documents and also send it to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) if the deadline is not met.

His text messages and blog this evening stated: “Kapar MP S. Manikavasagam is giving 72 hours to Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim to clean the ‘DIRT’ from within the ranks of the Kumpulan Semesta senior officers who have received too much in bribes.

“If it is true Parti Keadilan Rakyat hates ‘CORRUPTION’ then end this vice immediately. The Selangor Mentri Besar must ‘CLEAN UP’ his own house first.

“Immediate action must be taken by the Selangor Mentri Besar or the Kapar Member of Parliament will ‘EXPOSE’ everything.

“We do not want members of PKR, especially the ‘Central Leadership’ to practise this unhealthy culture. Don’t let a few bad apples spoil the whole bunch,” the message said.

However, Manikavasagam denied he was intentionally causing further complications for PKR, which has so far suffered the loss of four MPs and a state seat following its defeat in Hulu Selangor last month.

Manikavasagam had been rumoured to be on the verge of quitting the party but has personally denied this.

Information gleaned from Kumpulan Semesta’s corporate website states that the company was formed by the PR state government to pioneer the sand-mining and mineral industries.

It launched its first sand production site at Lot 32546, in the Dengkil district of Sepang on Sept 15, 2008. The launch was officiated by Khalid.

The location aims to become a model sand production operation that caters to the construction industry while being sensitive to the needs of the environment and the people.

Earlier in the year, the first-term lawmaker had threatened to quit the party if the top leadership at the state and national levels did not attend to his complaints.
Manikavasagam eventually relinquished his spot as a PKR state vice-chairman but remained as a member of the central leadership council.


By B Nantha Kumar - Free Malaysia Today

KUALA LUMPUR: Several Indian leaders in the Pakatan Rakyat are proposing to set up a body within the system to address pressing issues in the community.

PKR's Kapar MP S Manikavasagam said the body will incorporate representatives from the grassroots as well as parliamentarians, assemblymen and local councillors.

“We admit there have been shortcomings on the part of Pakatan in dealing with Indian issues. We realised this in Hulu Selangor,” he told FMT.

He said the body will not be just another thinktank but will instead “focus on understanding their problem and implementing ground-level solutions”.

“We have gone back to the drawing board and are currently drafting out several strategies to win back the Indian community’s support. The main aim is to focus on solutions to the Indian problems at the grassroots,” he said.

In relation to this, Manikavasagam, who is also a PKR supreme council member, will be meeting PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim today.

PKR had failed to secure a full Indian support during the recent Hulu Selangor by-election which saw its candidate Zaid Ibrahim being defeated by BN's P Kamalanathan.

“We’ll have to work hard to win back the Indian community’s support. Of course we’ve make a lot of mistakes. But it doesn't mean we have lost in the battle.

“Hulu Selangor was not a lesson to learn from, it was a wake up call. We lost about seven percent of the community’s support. In 2008 we managed to get about 47 percents of the Indian votes, but this fell down to 41 percent in this by-election,” said Manikavasagam.

He said in the last general election, people supported the Pakatan because “they felt we could make the change”.
“If we don’t help them, they will neglect us. That’s what happened in Hulu Selangor,” he said.