Arkib Tahun 2011

13 December 2011

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Malaysia Chronicle

Rafizi Ramli, the PKR director for strategy, received the official reply from UMNO Youth to his debate challenge on the RM250 million Shahrizat Jalil-NFC debacle only 3 weeks after throwing down the gauntlet.

Worse still, UMNO Youth chief Khairy Jamaludin decided to chicken out, saying he could not make the event which had been slated for December 12 as he had another engagement.

After deep thought, which critics say is surprisingly slow for an Oxford graduate, it appears that Khairy finally came to his senses and decided that not only is it a lost cause, but it could also lead to more UMNO wrong doings being exposed.

Furthermore, the UMNO top echelon have put their foot down, making it clear they want a full stop on the matter before more amongst them were implicated, resulting in themselves not being categorized as “winnable” candidates by their party.

No Rembau but maybe Kepala Batas

Now, Khairy has been exposed as the main player who pushed the buttons in the project to start a cattle livestock industry in Malaysia. However, his tight daily schedule and impatience could have led him to overlook many salient points in getting the project off the ground. (more…)

13 December 2011

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Merdeka Review

*Teks ucapan Syed Husin Ali selaku senator (ahli Dewan Negara) pada 7 Disember 2011.

1. Waktu membentang Belanjawan atau Bajet 2012 di Dewan Rakyat pada 7 Oktober 2011, Menteri Kewangan merangkap Perdana Menteri menyatatakan,”Hakikatnya, Malaysia adalah negara yang berjaya.  Dalam tempoh yang singkat, kita telah merobah wajah Malaysia dari sebuah watan pertanian berpendapatan rendah menjadi negara perindustrian moden berpendapatan sederhana tinggi.”

2. Saya tidak menafikan bahawa Malaysia telah mencapai kejayaan dalam banyak bidang sejak Malaya mencapai Merdeka pada 1957.  Akan tetapi jikalau dibandingkan dengan beberapa buah negara sebaya, kejayaan itu tidaklah begitu membanggakan.  Dari segi ekonomi, sekitar tahun 1960, pendapatan perkapita Singapura, Korea Selatan dan Taiwan boleh dikatakan hampir sama dengan kita.  Akan tetapi sekarang ini pendapatan perkapita Singapura kira-kira tiga kali ganda Malaysia, manakala pendapatan perkapita Taiwan dan Korea Selatan pula lebih dari dua kali ganda Malaysia.  Kenapakah kita ketinggalan?

3. Memang benar jika dikatakan Malaysia tidak lagi berwajah pertanian, walaupun aktiviti pertanian masih luas diamalkan dan memberipekerjaan kepada sebilangan besar rakyat.  Akan tetapi tidak tepat sama sekali manakala didakwa Malaysia sudah menjadi “negara perindustrian moden”.  Jika dibandingkan dengan Korea Selatan, misalnya, kita dapati pencapaian negara kita masih terkebelakang.  Korea Selatan jauh lebih maju, bahkan boleh menyainginegara-negara Barat dalam bidang perkembangan elektronik dan digital.  Akan tetapi Malaysia tidak memperlihatkan tanda permulaan pun.  Dalam industri bermotor, kemampuan Korea Selatan juga mengatasi Malaysia.  Kereta-kereta buatan mereka boleh bersaing dengan model-model kereta terkenal dari Amerika danEropah.  Akan tetapi kereta-kereta kita belum mempunyai enjin yang sepenuhnya dicipta sendiri dan lebih bergantung hidup kepada pasaran tempatan yang dilindungi.

PERANAN BELANJAWAN

4. Sekarang ini kita lihat bahawa kadar kemajuan yangdicapai oleh beberapa buah negara seperti Vietnam, Thailand dan bahkan juga Indonesia mula mencabar kedudukan Malaysia.  Mengapakah ini berlaku.  Tentu banyak faktoryang menyebabkannya, yang menunggu untuk dikaji scara halus serta mendalam. Akan tetapi, oleh kerana kita membahaskan Belanjawan, izinkanlah saya mengemukakan hujah-hujah bagaimana Belanjawan mungkin memainkan peranan untuk menggalak kemajuan atau mengakibatkan sebaliknya.

5. Mengikut Belanjawan 2012 ini, jumlah anggaran perbelanjaan yangdicadangkan ialah RM232.83 bilion.  Sejumlah RM181.58 bilion (atau 78%) ialah untuk Perbelanjaan Mengurus dan RM51.25 (atau 22%) ialah untuk Perbelanjaan Pembangunan.  Peratus untuk Perbelanjaan Pembangunan 2012 ini lebih kecil daripada peratus untuk tahun lalu, iaitu 23.9%. Saya tidak tahu sama ada ini peratus yang terkecil untuk Pembangunan sejak Belanjawan yang pertama.  Yang pasti ia adalah terkecil sekali sejak tahun 2000.  Sejak tahun itu anggaran perbelanjaan untuk Pembangunan menurun daripada 31.6% (tahun2000), ke 28.4% (tahun 2004) dan 27.2% (tahun 2008) hinggalah 22.0% (tahun2012).  Penurunan ini tentu menjejaskan kadar pembangunan negara. (more…)

13 December 2011

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Pertubuhan bukan kerajaan (NGO) dari enam negara mendesak supaya Ketua Menteri Sarawak Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud dan 13 ahli keluarganya ditangkap atas pelbagai dakwaan, termasuk salah guna jawatan awam, rasuah dan konspirasi untuk membentuk sebuah organisasi jenayah.

Antara NGO yang membuat tuntutan berkenaan adalah Dana Bruno Manser (BMF), Greenpeace dan pertubuhan pemantau hutan dunia, Fern.

Mereka telah mengemukakan surat bertarikh hari ini kepada kerajaan Malaysia supaya menangkap individu berkenaan kerana dituduh dengan pelbagai dakwaan berkaitan dengan pengagihan dana awam secara haram, salah guna jawatan awam, merampas tanah kerajaan, rasuah, eksploitasi konflik kepentingan dan sebagainya.

Surat berkenaan dihantar ke Pejabat Peguam Negara, Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) dan Ketua Polis Negara.

“Kami memohon pendakwa utama Malaysia pada kadar segera menangkap dan mendakwa Ketua Menteri Sarawak, empat anaknya, lapan adik-beradiknya dan sepupu pertamanya, Abdul Hamed Sepawi,” kata NGO itu dalam surat mereka. (more…)

13 December 2011

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The Associated Press

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s defense lawyers urged Malaysia’s High Court on Monday to acquit him on sodomy charges, claiming the man who accused him is a liar.

Anwar’s defense was presenting its closing arguments in a trial that could lead to a 20-year prison sentence if Anwar is convicted of sodomizing a 26-year-old male former aide.

Opposition supporters believe the government orchestrated the case to destroy its main political foe ahead of national elections widely expected next year. Prime Minister Najib Razak has denied any conspiracy.

Anwar’s chief attorney, Karpal Singh, told the Kuala Lumpur High Court that testimony by Anwar’s accuser, Saiful Bukhari Azlan, was “unworthy of belief.”

Saiful has said that Anwar, 64, coerced him into having sex at a Kuala Lumpur apartment in June 2008. Sodomy, even consensual, is a crime in Muslim-majority Malaysia.

Karpal said it was difficult to imagine that Saiful “acted like a lamb” and did not attempt to flee even though he had the chance to do so.

Anwar’s lawyers added that Saiful’s testimony was unbelievable because medical experts had said Anwar was incapable of such vigorous movement, partly because he has years-old back problems.

Saiful is “a compulsive and consummate liar,” defense attorney Sankara Nair said.

Prosecution lawyers are expected to address the court Tuesday.

The prosecution’s case rests mainly on Saiful’s testimony and DNA evidence allegedly linking Anwar to Saiful. Anwar’s lawyers say the DNA material is tainted.

Anwar was charged several months after his three-party opposition alliance wrested more than one-third of Parliament’s seats in landmark elections in March 2008. Najib’s National Front coalition, which has ruled since 1957, is widely expected to seek a new mandate by mid-2012.

It is the second time that Anwar, a married father of six children, has been embroiled in a sex trial.

He lost his post as deputy prime minister in 1998 after being charged with sodomizing his family’s ex-driver and abusing his power to cover up his actions — both of which he denied. He was freed in 2004 after six years of imprisonment when a court overturned the sodomy conviction.

13 December 2011

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Jakarta Globe

After nearly two years of conflicting and often suspect testimony, the so-called Sodomy II trial of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is scheduled to finish next week in a Kuala Lumpur High Court, with final summations by both sides.

It is a trial that has been condemned internationally by legal scholars and human rights activists as designed to take Anwar out of Malaysia’s political equation.

Political sources in Malaysia have talked about several possible outcomes. Given the tone of the trial so far, it appears likely that Anwar, the opposition leader of the three-party Pakatan Rakyat, will be convicted despite a vast number of prosecutorial missteps. That would probably make him a martyr in Malaysia because his followers — and many others — believe he is being railroaded into jail on false charges.

Under another scenario, the judge, acting under orders from the government, would declare him not guilty, which would be followed immediately by a prosecutorial appeal, keeping Anwar embroiled in more months of legal entrapment that diverts time and energy away from leading the three-party Pakatan Rakyat opposition. It would also give the Malaysian judiciary a thin tissue of respectability.

A then-24-year-old aide, Mohamad Bukyairy Azlan Saiful, made the charge on June 29, 2008, shortly after Anwar had led the Pakatan Rakyat coalition to a historic sweep of five Malaysian states, winning 82 parliamentary seats in national elections and breaking the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition’s two-thirds majority hold on parliament. He was arrested at his home on July 16 of that year by a contingent of 10 carloads of police commandos and locked up overnight in a Kuala Lumpur jail.

The trial, which began in February 2010, has been marred by what appeared to be egregious prosecutorial errors and a long series of prejudicial rulings by High Court Judge Mohamad Zabidin Mohamad Diah. Critics say the proceedings appear certain to once again tarnish Malaysia’s reputation in international circles and play a role in destroying whatever confidence there was in the country’s legal system.

The case has been condemned by the Geneva-based Inter-Parliamentary Union, 60 members of the Australian parliament, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch as well as prominent leaders from Commonwealth nations including former Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin.

From the very beginning, when Saiful sought to get doctors to certify that he had been sodomized, doubts began to surface. Saiful first went to a private hospital, where a doctor found no evidence of penetration and told him to go to a government hospital. At the first government hospital, doctors also told him they had found no evidence of tearing or scarring that would have indicated his anus had been penetrated. He was forced to go to a third government hospital where he finally found a physician willing to say the act had taken place.

In the intervening months, as the trial has droned on, an array of other doubtful factors have made the case look like it was manufactured to rid the Malaysian political scene of one of its most charismatic figures. It seems as if the country’s court system, never regarded as independent since former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad fired the Supreme Court in the 1980s, has been willing to do the government’s bidding.

Gordon Trowell, in a report for the Inter-Parliamentary Union, pointed out that the charges had been levied just as Anwar was making a spectacular return to the political scene from a long period in the political wilderness following his first sodomy trial in 1999, when he was jailed for six years on charges that have been universally condemned as rigged.

Mistakes made over DNA samples call into question whether the evidence could survive in a rational court of law. Police officials have testified that Saiful didn’t offer to be tested for DNA samples until 56 hours after the alleged incident, and he said he hadn’t defecated during those two days, which could have corrupted the sample.

Other testimony indicated that the samples taken from Saiful were kept unguarded in a police office for 43 hours without refrigeration before they were turned over to the laboratory for analysis. Chemists testified that as many as 10 different DNA samples had been found in Saiful’s rear, making the whole analysis process suspect.

That any samples could be taken from Anwar is also questionable. Under Malaysian law at the time, suspects could refuse to give DNA samples. However, the Dewan Rakyat, Malaysia’s parliament, passed a law repealing the consent requirement after Anwar’s arrest. In most courts, law cannot be applied retroactively.

Although Anwar refused to give a DNA sample, items issued to him during his overnight stay in jail were analyzed and a sample was found. Zabidin in March handed Anwar a major victory by throwing out the purported DNA evidence because it had been taken without his permission. However, a week later, after the prosecution demanded it, Zabidin reversed himself and said the evidence could be entered into the court despite the retroactive nature of the law.

Then there is the series of meetings that Saiful has acknowledged in court, at the home of then-Deputy Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and his wife, Rosmah Mansor, on June 24, 2008, two days before the alleged sodomy took place and others with Rosmah’s close confidant, including former track star Mumtaz Jaafar.

Saiful also acknowledged meeting secretly with Rodwan Mohd Yusof, a senior assistant police commissioner, before the alleged offense took place. Rodwan became famous, or infamous, in Anwar’s 1998 Sodomy I trial when he illegally removed Anwar’s DNA samples from forensic custody and planted them on a mattress allegedly used by Anwar for a homosexual dalliance. To protect the integrity of the prosecution’s case, the presiding judge, Augustine Paul, expunged the entire DNA evidence.

There is also the question of entrapment.

Saiful testified that on the day in question he had taken lubricant with him to Anwar’s condominium – hardly the act of an innocent aide who had no idea that the then-63-year-old Anwar was about to jump him for unnatural sex. Surveillance cameras filmed the former aide in a lift in the building but Anwar said he was having a meeting with a group of economists at the time Saiful allegedly showed up.

There was also the fact that Saiful was having a sexual liaison with Farah Azlina Latif, a female member of the prosecution team, which should have further disqualified him as a complaining witness.

The defense and prosecution have both finished presenting evidence and the opposing sides were scheduled to submit their oral summaries on Dec. 8 and 9. However, the summations have been postponed until next week at the request of the defense. After that the judge will probably take a month or so to deliver his decision.

If convicted, Anwar is certain to appeal. Whether he will be allowed bail remains to be seen. The process will thus probably go on for an indefinite period.

Unfortunately, what the evidence has shown most clearly is not that Anwar was guilty or not guilty of having what the government termed “unnatural consensual sex” with his former aide. It is rather that the trial was skewed so badly in the government’s favor that the opposition leader demonstrably did not get a fair trial.

13 December 2011

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12 December 2011

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BBC News

Defence lawyers representing Malaysia’s main opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim have made their closing arguments at his sodomy trial in Kuala Lumpur.

They urged the country’s High Court to acquit Mr Anwar of all charges, claiming that the man who accused him is a “compulsive and consummate liar”.

Prosecution lawyers are expected to address the court on Tuesday.

Supporters of Mr Anwar say the case is politically motivated ahead of national elections expected next year.

But the government has denied any involvement with the charges or a conspiracy.

Mr Anwar is accused of sodomising a former political aide, Saiful Azlam, in June 2008.

The allegation surfaced just months after Mr Anwar led the opposition to win an unprecedented number of seats in the March 2008 elections, says the BBC’s Jennifer Pak in Kuala Lumpur.

Sodomy is illegal in Malaysia, even among consenting adults. Mr Anwar faces up to 20 years in jail if convicted.

‘Character assassination’
Mr Anwar was imprisoned on separate sex and corruption charges in 1998, and freed on appeal in 2004.

In August Mr Anwar said that the latest allegations against him were “a vile and desperate attempt at character assassination” orchestrated by his political enemies.

Defence lawyer Sankara Nair told the AFP news agency that a verdict could be expected within a month. A guilty verdict would effectively prevent Mr Anwar from standing in the next polls, he said.

“The evidence adduced by the defence has demolished all semblance of truth in the evidence [of Mr Anwar's accuser],” Karpal Singh, another defence lawyer, told the court.

But our correspondent says that Mr Anwar’s lawyers believe they have a tough case to prove.

The prosecution’s case rests mainly on his accuser’s testimony and DNA evidence allegedly linking Mr Anwar to him. Mr Anwar’s lawyers say the DNA material is tainted.

But the judge has already said in court that they found Mr Anwar’s accuser and key DNA evidence gathered against him to be “credible” and “reliable”.

Malaysia’s governing National Front coalition, which has ruled the country since 1957, is widely expected to seek a new mandate by mid-2012.

12 December 2011

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The Malaysian Insider

Barisan peguam Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim mendakwa mereka berjaya menimbulkan “keraguan munasabah” dalam kes liwat melibatkan Ketua Pembangkang selain dapat ‘mematahkan’ keterangan pengadu Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.

Dalam hujah penggulungan kes peringkat pembelaan, peguam utama Karpal Singh memfokus ke atas soal kredibiliti Saiful sambil menegaskan keterangan-kerangan saksi utama itu tidak boleh dipercayai.

“Kredibiliti SP1 (Saiful) perlu dinilai semula oleh mahkamah memandangkan ia mengambil tempat di seluruhan kes,” kata beliau sambil menambah, di akhir kes pembelaan mahkamah harus mempertimbangkan sama ada kes ke atas tertuduh telah dibuktikan melampaui keraguan.

“Dapat dikemukakan oleh pembela, berjaya menimbulkan keraguan munasabah ke atas kes pendakwaan,” kata Karpal.

Karpal menekankan, Saiful ada mengatakan bahawa perbuatan diliwat pada 26 Jun 2006 berlaku dengan “laju dan rakus.”

Ini menurut Karpal, telah berjaya dicabar oleh saksi pakar pihak pembela Dr Thomas Hoogland, yang mengatakan bahawa seorang yang dalam usia Anwar tidak mungkin boleh melakukan perbuatan yang digambarkan oleh saksi utama.

“Apa yang berlaku di lantai bilik tidur berhubung kejadian liwat yang didakwa oleh SP1 tidak ditimbangkan dengan teliti oleh mahkamah ini,” kata Karpal.

Tambah beliau, Dr Hoogland juga ada mengatakan bahawa Anwar tidak mungkin boleh melakukan aktiviti sedemikian tanpa melalui kesakitan yang teruk ekoran masalah artritis dan kerosakan saraf dialaminya.

Oleh itu katanya, keterangan Saiful di peringkat itu menimbulkan keraguan dan tidak boleh dipercayai, sekali gus menjejaskan tuduhan yang dibawa ke atas Anwar.

12 December 2011

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Keadilan Daily

5.07 petang: Peguam Karpal Singh mohon mahkamah disambung pada jam 1.30 petang esok kerana Ahli Parlimen perlu menghadiri upacara angkat sumpah Yang Di Pertuan Agung yang baru. Hakim Zabidin bersetuju dan mahkamah akan bersidang semula jam 1.30 petang esok.

3.35 petang: Peguam Ramkarpal Singh sekarang mengambil tempat untuk menggulung hujah.

3.25 petang: Sankara percaya Najib terlibat dalam kes Fitnah II dan menyifatkan penglibatan Najib amat jelas kerana ‘cap jari beliau kelihatan di mana-mana sahaja di dalam kes ini.’

“Pertama, pertemuan di antara Najib dan tertuduh. Kedua, kenyataan Najib yang bercanggah sepanjang perbicaraan berlangsung,” kata Sankara yang turut mempertikai keengganan Najib dan Datin Seri Rosmah untuk hadir di mahkamah.

“Jika mereka tiada apa-apa untuk disorok, kenapa ketepi sapina,” kata Sankara yang juga mempertikai penglibatan bekas Ketua Polis Melaka, Datuk Rodhwan Yusof dalam kes ini.

“Atas kapasiti apa Rodhwan berjumpa Saiful? Beliau tidak ada urusan dalam kes ini,” katanya.

3.15 petang: Sankara percaya Saiful tidak pernah berada di dalam kondominium tempat kejadian didakwa berlaku. Malah, pendakwa raya juga gagal membuktikan Saiful berada di tempat kejadian.

“Apa yang pendakwa raya ada cuma rakaman CCTV yang tidak jelas,” kata Sankara yang menyatakan bukti cecair pelincir KY Jelly juga tidak boleh diguna pakai dalam kes ini.

“Bukti KY Jelly tidak boleh digunakan kerana ia tidak pernah langsung diuji,” kata Sankara.

2.44 petang: Adun Bukit Lanjan, Elizabeth Wong tiba di galeri awam mahkamah.

12 December 2011

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I refer to pro-UMNO blogger Papagomo’s trip on the Scorpene submarine KD Tun Razak on Dec 10  2011. Papagomo must have obtained clearance at the highest levels of UMNO and the government in order to be allowed upon the nation’s newest and most expensive submarine. He could not have done so unless he enjoyed close and confidential links with top UMNO leaders, including UMNO Vice-President and Defence Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. 
 
Earlier this year, the blogger had obtained exclusive footage of the ‘Datuk T” sex video, which was fabricated as part of a vicious campaign to damage the reputation of Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Papagomo who was a key player in the sex video criminal conspiracy has now been proven to be on intimate terms with top UMNO leaders. It can now no longer be doubted that UMNO and the government have been the ‘secret hand’ behind the ‘Datuk T’ sex video conspiracy. ( Another key figure in the conspiracy is Rahim Thamby Chik, who is also an UMNO stalwart and a former UMNO Chief Minister). UMNO’s fingerprints can be seen everywhere in the sex video plot against our country’s Parliamentary Opposition Leader.This incident also demonstrates how UMNO and the government rely upon vulgar mercenaries like Papagomo in order to carry on political warfare against Anwar and the political opposition. UMNO is even prepared to compromise national security by allowing an anonymous blogger to board a sensitive naval craft. It is a disgrace to UMNO, BN and the government that they are on such close terms with a blogger who uses foul and intemperate language and screens pornography on his blog. 
 
It should be remembered that the leader of the oppostion plays a central role in our political system. A wide-ranging criminal conspiracy involving the government, UMNO, police leadership and A-G’s chambers against the Opposition Leader is thus tantamount to a subversive assault upon our democratic system of government. We demand that UMNO and the government immediately reveal the full extent and particulars of  their dealings and relationship with the notorious blogger Papagomo, particularly in respect of the fabricated sex videos; we further demand that UMNO and the government abandon the politics of lies and conspiracy, and engage the opposition in fair debate. 
 

N SURENDRAN
VICE PRESIDENT
KEADILAN

11 December 2011

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Harakah

Perdebatan dan perbincangan berkaitan Akta Universiti dan Kolej Universiti (Auku) kini semakin rancak dibahaskan.

Presiden Majlis Perwakilan Mahasiswa Nasional (MPMN), Mohd Syahid Mohd Zaini berkata, banyak siri perdebatan berkaitan Auku, Pilihan Raya Umum, demokrasi dan sebagainya mula diketengahkan oleh para pimpinan negara mahupun pimpinan kampus.

Ini, katanya suatu fenomena dan petanda baik kepada arena akademik dan sistem demokrasi di Malaysia.

Menruutnya, dalam keadaan rakyat dan pemimpin negara ingin terus membuka ruang demokrasi, namun mahasiswa kini kecewa dan terkilan kerana masih ada Hal Ehwal Pelajar (HEP) di kampus yang masih belum boleh memberikan peluang dan ruang untuk mahasiswa bebas berakademik mahupun melaksanakan program-program sendiri tanpa gangguan mereka.

“Pihak pentadbiran sekarang perlu lebih terbuka dan memberikan kepercayaan kepada mahasiswa dalam mengendalikan sesuatu perkara kerana mahasiswa ialah insan yang intelek dan mampu untuk berfikir sendiri dengan rasional,” ujarnya dalam satu kenyataan.

Beliau menambah, rentetan dari insiden debat di Universiti Malaya (UM) yang diganggu oleh pengawal keselamatan atas arahan TNC HEP itu, gerakan kebebasan akademik tetap akan terus untuk melaksanakan debat perdana antara Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim dan Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak.

Tambahnya, tajuk yang disepakati di peringkat mahasiswa untuk mereka bahaskan ialah ‘Mahasiswa, Universiti dan Negara’ pada 15 Disember ini di Dewan Himpunan Cina, Kuala Lumpur.

Makluman terkini, katanya Anwar telah menerima pelawaan tersebut sebagai pembahas di peringkat Pakatan Rakyat.

Namun, ujarnya sehingga kini masih tiada sebarang respons balas dari surat jemputan mahasiswa kepada Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak yang juga merupakan Perdana Menteri Malaysia sekarang mewakili Barisan Nasional.

“Selaku Perdana Menteri yang disegani, mahasiswa sentiasa berharap agar pelawaan untuk berdebat berkaitan isu mahasiswa itu diterima.

“Sekaligus penerimaan itu akan membuktikan bahawa Datuk Seri seorang yang sentiasa peka dan perihatin terhadap isu-isu mahasiswa,” katanya.

Beliau menambah, dalam kondisi pilihanraya umum yang semakin hampir, para pemimpin negara kedua-dua parti perlu lebih mendekati anak muda terutama mahasiswa.

Ini, ujarnya kerana jatuh bangun pemimpin yang akan bertanding dalam PRU 13 nanti akan ditentukan oleh para pengundi.

Justeru, kata beliau mereka perlu ingat bahawa kuasa pengundian mahasiswa juga besar kesannya kepada kejayaan seseorang pemimpin itu dalam PRU 13 nanti.

“Semoga impian rakyat dalam mengimpikan Malaysia yang sejahtera dan universiti yang subur dengan budaya ilmu dan intelektual akan terus direalisasikan oleh para pemimpin negara dengan baik.

“Berikan ruang berakademik dengan sebaiknya kepada para pensyarah dan mahasiswa, pasti hasilnya negara kita akan lebih hebat dan makmur di masa depan,” ujarnya lagi.

9 December 2011

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Mahkamah Tinggi telah menetapkan penghujahan(submission) kes fitnah versi ke-2 pada  hari Isnin/Selasa, 12 dan 13 hb Disember 2011.Mahkamah akan mula bersidang jam 12.00 tengah hari.

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