Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My apologies to the canine kingdom

Those of you who have been reading recent posts on this blog will know I've been poking fun at Malaysian home minister Syed Hamid Albar by comparing him to a bullmastiff. And when MP Teresa Kok complained about being served "dog food" during her week in ISA detention, I extended the canine metaphor to the entire police force - who appear to be so limited in intelligence they can't distinguish between a political party and the government of the day.

And so they end up carrying out the criminal orders of their corrupt political masters in Umno, even when these orders are detrimental to the interests of the nation and utterly ruinous to the professional reputation of the police force itself.

Case in point: two members of the Unit Tindakan Khas (Special Action Unit) have been on trial for over a year, accused of murdering the 28-year-old Mongolian paramour of both Abdul Razak Baginda and Najib Abdul Razak. Despite the latter's vehement denials that he ever met "the Mongolian woman" (he has never dared to utter her name in public, not even when swearing in a mosque during the Permatang Pauh by-election campaign), the facts indicate otherwise.

After all, Altantuya Shaariibuu was in Paris with Razak Baginda during negotiations on the French submarine deal which earned his company, Perimekar Sdn Bhd, a staggering RM534.8 million commission. It has been established beyond doubt that Najib Razak, in his capacity as defence minister, was also present in France at the time and was personally involved in the 1.4 billion euro deal. To deny that he knew Altantuya stretches the boundaries of credibility.

Especially when Najib has been caught out on more than one occasion telling a bare-faced lie: for instance, when he initially denied knowing Anwar's accuser, Saiful Bukhari Azlan, and subsequently admitted to having invited Saiful to his residence several days before the police report alleging sodomy was lodged.

Now there is absolutely no way any member of the police force will undertake to murder a foreign national in cold blood - unless acting on specific instructions from their superiors. In this instance, the commanding officer could only be DSP Musa Safri, ADC in charge of security to DPM Najib Razak. In his affidavit (which has yet to be admitted in court as evidence), Razak Baginda states that Musa Safri was assigned to assist him in resolving the Altantuya "nuisance." Musa then introduced Razak Baginda to Inspector Azilah Hadri and Korporal Sirul Azhar Umar, which led to the UTK officers staking out the hotel where Altantuya Shaariibuu was staying with her cousin and friend. Altantuya was last seen alive entering a car driven by Insp. Azilah Hadri on the evening of 19 October 2006.

The fact that DSP Musa Safri, Rosmah Mansor and Najib Razak have managed to avoid being subpoenaed as key witnesses in the Altantuya murder trial incriminates the entire Umno/BN government as accessories to a cover-up of gargantuan proportions.

This is where our rebel prince Raja Petra Kamarudin comes in, both guns blazing, to blow away their cover. He puts his own neck on the chopping block by signing a statutory declaration on 18 June 2008 and publishing it on Malaysia Today for the whole world to read. Raja Petra minces no words in his SD: Rosmah Mansor, wife of deputy prime minister Najib Razak, was present at the crime scene along with others named as Lt. Col. Aziz Buyong and his wife Lt. Col. Norhayati Hasan. Both parties named are attached to Mindef's Engineering Corps and Aziz Buyong is an explosives expert, while Norhayati Hasan is reportedly a personal aide to the defence minister's wife.

What are the police doing about this explosive information? Right now they are busy grilling 25-year-old rapper Wee Meng Chee aka Namewee, producer of Negarakuku, the satirical video more than a million Malaysians have seen on YouTube. Earlier today, they were busy transferring Raja Petra to Kamunting to begin a two-year detention under Section 8(1) of the Internal Security Act.


Dogs are loyal and serve as watchdogs, we all know. But some dogs are capable of great courage, nobility and intelligence. They are also very lovable and make excellent companions. Such qualities, alas, appear to be completely absent from Syed Hamid Albar and the PDRM. Indeed, judging from their recent behavior, it may be more appropriate to compare them with carrion-eating, cowardly hyenas.

[Dissected hyena images from Ask Doctor Vector]


Anonymous said...

Spare a thought for this families particularly the children.

They need all the love they can get from the rakyat since the government do not care about them any more.

This may be our future leaders and with proper love I am sure they can be nurtured to be better morally than some of our Ministers.


Any amount will do, whether you are a malay, muslim, chinese, indians, buddhist or christians and hindu.

If each and everyone contribute $1.00, like service charges impose by banks and government agencies, I am sure they will create a financially very sound movement to help the victimised and oppressed families.

Pat said...


As mummy to 3 lovely canines, I accept your apology. And, sokong the alternative you've decided on instead.

I read that Samy Velu is negotiating with the PM for the release of the Hindraf 5.

Who's going to negotiate for the release of RPK? He has been our mentor and butt-kicker for the longest time, Malaysia Today, being our staple diet.

The others held under ISA have been there a long time - some since 2001. It has been a long 10 days already. Does the same fate await Raja Petra?


AW said...

A helluva good article, Antares.
Toast to another RPK in the making.

Starmandala said...

Pat - We the people cannot rely 100% on heroes like RPK and Anwar to free this land from Umno's feudal warlords. One is the whistleblower par excellence, the other is poised to take over the prime ministership and steer the nation to a new destination we've all dreamed about.
The least we can do is appreciate their efforts and help all we can. Some of little faith and even lesser understanding are already taking potshots at Anwar just because 916 came and went and Umno/BN appear to still be the government. I felt a big shift on 916 - there was a new resolve to replace the decrepit Umno/BN government with a dynamic, more open, people-oriented Pakatan Rakyat. Thus the process was initiated on exactly the date Anwar chose. We've never changed government before - not since August 1957 - so the legal and political intricacies of a takeover
will take a bit of time to work out. It's only been a week... let's give it another. No matter what, we won't tolerate the Umno/BN regime any longer than we have to. Transmute your anger into a focused desire and intent to see Anwar succeed - thereby fulfilling RPK's prophecy and securing his release.

Mike said...

Bro Antares,

Now the botak fella will say he has got 'concrete' evidence to ISA you. Better get the Tok Batins to protect you from the evil botak.

BTW, the botak fella's head is made of concrete, even hair refuse to grow on it.

Starmandala said...

Alex - RPK cannot be confined by puny minds. I believe he has mastered himself to the extent that even as his body is in Kamunting, his spirit of truth-speaking freedom has ignited a hundred thousand tongues of purifying flame. Thank you for the toast, much appreciated!

Mike - is that all you can say?

Implosion said...

Hi Antares
A LOT has changed since I last visited your website! Wow. Managed to find your blog eventually. ;-)

I'm not really in the loop here, is there some vitriol I detect against the whistleblower par excellence? Both Anwar and RPK are men of courage.

RPK's and Teresa Kok's arrests, although significant events, have hardly sparked any interest amongst the international press at all. I imagine that they may be rolling their eyes Malaysian politics sinking to yet another record level.

I like your hyena analogy. Very fitting. I think "Najib" and "UMNO" when I think of cowardly creatures who only run in packs.

Anonymous said...

Hamid the botak has invoked ISA on RPK, he may just do the trick on you, be very careful .....

M.Y. said...

Implosion - my blog is so easy to Google, just key in "Magick River" and you're there! I suspect you were merely preoccupied with other adventures :-)

Vitriol against RPK? Your detector needs recalibration - any vitriol present in this post is strictly for the pink-lipped PM wannabe Najib. Just the sight of him makes me wanna give him two tight slaps and puncture his self-inflated wife at the same time. And, of course, Hamid Albar has successfully made himself Malaysia's MOST DESPISED minister in recent days with his clownishly diabolical actions and statements.

The international press is of little consequence to us here - after all, have they been able to expose 9/11 or JFK, Jr's assasination? Highly-paid hacks with a better command of Engliah, that's about it.

Anyway, if you'd like to get better acquainted, this isn't the best way, as I already said.... :-)

M.Y. said...

"Hamid the botak has invoked ISA on RPK, he may just do the trick on you, be very careful ....."

Anonymous, grow some balls! Stop hiding behind anonymity and spreading FEAR. That's exactly what breeds dictatorship in any country. This goddam kiasuness is so pathetic. Hamid Albar is the one who should be changing his diapers now - because his days are numbered, along with all who do not value freedom, truth and justice and who abuse their power.

SFGEMS said...

I hope you don't mind that I am using your candle picture for my profile in facebook in support of ISA detainees. Please let me know if it's okay.

M.Y. said...

Estrellita - thank you for being so courteous and asking permission. Of course you may borrow the image, just as I borrowed it myself from an unknown source many years ago! That's the beauty of cyberspace - ideas and images get circulated so widely that it's not always possible to identify and acknowledge the source - yet most of us are usually happy to share with other bloggers, especially when it's for an important cause like deleting the ISA once and for all from our event horizon! We all know that isn't going to happen so long as Umno/BN forms the government- so we know exactly what to wish for :-)

Anonymous said...

Some bloggers would post some sensational news, coupled with outrageous photos, to fire up public's sentiments, attract more viewings thus advertisements.
In so doing, they find their political alignment, breed hatred in those who oppose with their biased and narrow views.

You are not that different afterall, what a shame.

Un-biased one

Starmandala said...

Hmmmm, hombre, you talking about the BN-controlled media? Sure sounds like it.

How many ads do you see on this blog? I consider it a moral duty and a community service to get people to detest, protest, and ultimately reject bad management and jackboot rule.

You "unbiased"? I've never once met an "unbiased" human being, so you're probably just another irritating, BN-commissioned comment-leaving bot!