Saturday, December 19, 2009

A tribute to Rosli Dahlan's warrior spirit

Who is Rosli Dahlan and why am I taking my hat off to him? It's a complicated story but an inspiring one. Read it all at Din Merican's blog.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

This story made me DELIRIOUS with outrage

Already running a temperature but coming across this item (out of many thoroughly sickening reports on the stinking moral putrefaction of the Last Days of The Umnoputrid Empire), I just had to clone it here - even though I am officially on sick leave. I have no words to describe how I feel right now. Once again, thank you, Malaysiakini. I wonder if this story has made it to the Sun, the Star, NST or Utusan Malicious... Special thanks also to the tireless crusaders for justice - Surendran and Arutchelvam. The present darkness that hangs like an ominous thunderhead over Putrajaya would be far denser and even more hopeless without brave and honorable men like you to embody the light of decency and honor...

Man cleared of charges, but is beaten nevertheless

Darwish Zainal
December 17, 2009
4:58pm



A man detained on suspicion of sexual harassment was tortured and beaten despite the Police being aware that a false report was lodged against him.

S Isaikumar, 28, lodged a report at the Seremban police headquarters. He was accompanied by his lawyer N Surendran.

Surendran said that Isaikumar (right) was arrested on Dec 6, 2009 and remanded for nine days based on a police report lodged against him for sexual harassment.

The following day, on Dec 7, Isaikumar was told by the investigating police officer that the charges made against him were based on a false report.

Nevertheless, the police only released Isaikumar (right) on Dec 14, during which time Isaikumar alleged he was assaulted and subject to humiliation by the police.

"Isaikumar was slapped, abused and beaten with PVC pipes by a group of police officers," said Surendran.

He claimed that at one stage a female police officer sat on Isaikumar's chest and inserted a shoe she was wearing into his mouth.

The police, he alleged, also took photos of Isaikumar in the nude, including photos of his genitals.

Surendran further claimed that his client was denied medical treatment despite running a fever.

Though the lockup where he was detained held seven prisoners, Isaikumar alleged they were given only three packets of food to be shared among them.

'He was innocent'

Chief investigating officer, Inspector Ahmad Sobri Amir Salim, cleared Isaikumar of any wrongdoing in a letter on Dec 14, on the day of his release.

"Despite his innocence, Isaikumar went through an unnecessary and unwarranted nine days of remand, coupled with abuse by police officers," said Surendran.

The lawyer said the case should be investigated by Bukit Aman because he felt the Seremban police would not conduct a fair inquiry.

Surendran called on inspector-general of police Musa Hassan to 'clean up his own house' as there have been many cases and reports of police brutality.

Meanwhile Parti Sosialis Malaysia secretary, S Arutchelvam, demanded Bukit Aman form a special team to investigate this latest report of police brutality.

Arutchelvam said that if there was no action within two weeks, PSM would take up the case with Bukit Aman.

He said the case clearly showed a "lack of police professionalism" where police were "victimising" an innocent citizen.

Isaikumar, Surendran and Arutchelvam were among a group who attempted to enter the IPK premises but were denied entry.

There was also an attempt to meet with the deputy chief police officer of Negri Sembilan, but an officer denied them permission.

Instead, the group was advised to lodge a report at the nearby Seremban town police station.

Among the political leaders present were Senawang state assemblyperson P Gunasekaran, Temiang assemblyperson Ng Chin Tsai, Negeri Sembilan PKR deputy chairman S Haridass and state PKR Youth deputy chief Norazizi Aziz.

WHAT SAY YOU, KERISHAMMUDDIN? Your boys and gals in blue need to keep in shape for bigger and more fascist scenarios to come, right? I've said it till I have no more breath. If you don't have the gonads to clean up the PDRM, just fuck off, Bozo.

WARNING to all my friends and relatives: If I catch any of you saying we should give "1Malaysia" and Najib Razak a chance - or, even worse claiming "political neutrality"... well, I'm very sorry, but I'll just have to write you off as a HUMAN BEING... until this Moral & Psychic War has been won. These are times when being "neutral" is akin to being "neutered."

Put yourself in RPK's shoes, simply for exposing these govermin in high office, they now have his estranged son Azman in police detention. I'm told they have beaten him so relentlessly and severely, trying to make him sign a false statement (yeah, shades of TBH) the young man is close to losing his sanity.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

This blog on sick leave...




The political impasse has become almost terminal. Every day I get attacked by the deadly B1N1 virus whenever I read the news portals. I don't have any more energy left to even list some of the more lethal no-win scenarios being played out in this benighted nation where nobody respects or trusts the Chief of Police or the Attorney-General - what more the Crime Minister!

Things have been going rapidly DOWNHILL since 3 April 2009. No need to tell you why!



Monday, December 14, 2009

Why are you dragging your feet, MACC?

Bala speaking with his lawyer Americk Sidhu sometime in October 2009

MACC STUMPED AND DOES NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO

Raja Petra Kamarudin

On 3 December 2009, Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin, the Parti Keadilan Rakyat Youth Leader, lodged a report at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya asking them to investigate private investigator P. Balasubramaniam’s latest revelation implicating Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak’s family in covering up the murder of Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu. In response to this report, the MACC asked Shamsul to help locate Bala and to make him available for questioning.

On 4 December 2009, Bala’s lawyer, Americk Sidhu, sent Abdul Rahman Bachok, the investigating officer from the MACC, an e-mail informing him that he is prepared to assist the MACC in securing Bala's attendance at any interview the MACC would like to have with him, but under certain conditions.

On 8 December 2009, lawyer Americk received a phone call from Abdul Rahman Bachok on his mobile phone enquiring whether it was really him who sent that e-mail on 4 December 2009. Americk confirmed that he did and reiterated the contents of the e-mail and suggested that Abdul Rahman respond to it immediately.

However, there was no response from Abdul Rahman, so on 10 December 2009 Americk sent him another email confirming their telephone conversation of 8 December 2009 plus reiterating what he had said in his first e-mail and, again, requested an immediate response.

Until today there is still no response from Abdul Rahman or the MACC and it appears like they are stumped and do not know what to do. To respond would mean that the MACC would have to meet Bala and take his statement, which is clearly something they would not like to do.

The MACC was hoping that Shamsul would not be able to contact Bala and this would mean they could conveniently close the file and declare that they can’t proceed any further since Bala can’t be contacted. But now, since Bala’s lawyer Americk has already communicated with them and has offered to arrange a meeting so that they can take Bala’s statement, they are not able to close the file and stamp it NFA (no further action).

But what do they do? They can’t close the file on the excuse that Bala can’t be contacted since his lawyer has already got in touch with the MACC. Yet they do not dare meet Bala to take his statement as this will not augur well for the Prime Minister. So now they are running around like headless chickens and are praying hard that the matter will die a natural death and Malaysians will soon enough forget about the whole matter.

But the matter will not go away. The MACC has no choice but to respond to Americk’s e-mails. It is just that they are still deciding on how to respond without hurting the future of Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak.

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t - either way the MACC is damned. And this would mean the damnation of their boss the Prime Minister as well.

Ooo, I just love the way this is turning out.

Appendix

E-MAIL DATED 4 DECEMBER 2009

Dear En. Abdul Rahman,

Re: Report lodged by Shamsul Iskandar Mohd. Akin in relation to the recent disclosure by Balasubramaniam


With reference to the above matter, I wish to inform you that I am counsel representing Mr. Balasubramaniam a/l Perumal.
I have been made to understand that you are desirous of interviewing Mr. Balasubramaniam in connection with the report lodged with your commission by En. Shamsul Iskandar Mohd. Akin on the 3rd December 2009.

In this respect I have been instructed to inform you that Mr. Balasubramaniam is prepared to assist you in your investigations and is further prepared to be interviewed by your goodself, with conditions as follows:

1. That the interview be conducted in either Singapore or London.


2. That the time and date of the interview be mutually agreed upon to suit all parties involved.


3. That all necessary air fares be borne by the MACC including those of counsel involved.


4. That all hotel expenses, subsistence, transportation and meals in respect of my client, myself and other counsel necessarily present, be borne by the MACC.


5. That any statement recorded from my client be in the English language and a copy thereof be given to my client.

6. That audio visual recordings of this interview be made by ourselves.


We regret any inconvenience this may cause you but we are sure you are appreciative of the fact that our client is understandably concerned about his safety and welfare if this interview were to be conducted in Malaysia and will not entertain any assurances given by your goodselves or any other party in consideration of doing so.


Please could you respond to me at this email address to enable me to contact my client for instructions in respect of any proposals you may have.
Thank you.

Yours sincerely,


Americk Sidhu


E-MAIL DATED 10 DECEMBER 2009

Dear En. Abdul Rahman,

Further to my email of the 4 December 2009, and to the subsequent telephone conversation between us on the 8 December 2009, I would be most obliged to receive a response to my offer of assistance in arranging an interview with my client Mr. P. Balasubramaniam.


As you obviously have my mobile number, please feel free to contact me at any time to make the necessary arrangements.


Yours sincerely,


Americk Sidhu

"DON'T WORRY BE HAPPY." ~ Meher Baba

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