Author Archive

27 February 2012

Pendapat

Pendapat Anda?

Malaysiakini

Naib Presiden PKR Nurul Izzah Anwar berkata, jika tidak ada campurtangan penyokong Pakatan Rakyat pada ceramahnya di Gambang, Pahang semalam, beliau pasti mendapat ‘mata lebam’ seperti bapanya Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim sebelum ini.

Katanya, serangan terhadapnya oleh lelaki pada ceramah di Felda Lepar Hilir I pada malam semalam itu hampir-hampir mengenainya

“Ia hanya beberapa inci (hampir mengenai), kamu pasti tidak mahu ukur, ia sangat tidak menyenangkan,” kata Nurul Izzah.

Menurutnya lagi, penyerang yang memakai baju merah perlahan-lahan memasuki tempat ceramah di sebuah kedai kopi sebelum melancarkan serangan.

Bercakap kepada pemberita selepas membuat laporan polis di Petaling Jaya hari ini, Nurul Izzah berkata sekiranya tiada penyokong yang menahannya, beliau pasti menerima nasib seperti Anwar yang dipukul menjelang perbicaraan kes liwat pertamanya lebih sepuluh tahun lalu. (more…)

27 February 2012

Pendapat

Pendapat Anda?

Malaysiakini

Satu lagi usaha mengganggu ceramah Pakatan Rakyat dilaporkan malam semalam dan kali ini kejadian berlaku di Felda Lepar Hilir, Gambang, Pahang.

Menurut portal Keadilan Daily, yang nyaris menjadi mangsa kali ini adalah Pengarah Komunikasi PKR dan Naib Presiden parti itu, Nurul Izzah Anwar.

“Budak-budak muda cuba pukul Nurul Izzah di ceramah kami di Felda Lepar Hilir. Saya dan Nurul Izzah diiringi polis keluar untuk elak samseng Umno,” kata Nik Nazmi dipetik organ rasmi PKR itu.

Nurul Izzah (kanan) pula dalam raeksi awalnya berkata beliau bersyukur kerana selamat tetapi memberi jaminan tidak akan gentar dengan gelagat liar berkenaan.

“Bersyukur pulang dgn selamat. Moga teman-teman di Felda Lepar Hilir juga bertahan dan bersemangat walaupun samseng-samseng Umno berlagak liar, ugut fizikal.

“Tangan (penumbuk) hanya beberapa inci dari (wajah) saya,” katanya di Twitter pada jam 1 pagi  ini.

Sehubungan itu, Nik Nazmi dan Nurul Izzah akan membuat laporan di balai polis Merchant Square berdekatan ibu pejabat PKR pada jam 3 petang hari ini.

Kejadian itu hanya salah satu daripada siri gangguan dalam beberapa bulan kebelakangan ini apabila pemimpin Pakatan cuba menggempur kubu-kubu BN, khususnya Umno menjelang pilihan raya umum akan datang.

Semalam, perhimpunan solidariti Himpunan Hijau di Sudut Pidato, Padang Kota, Esplanade yang dihadiri Ketua Menteri Lim Guan Eng turut diganggu oleh kumpulan yang dianggotai oleh pemimpin Pemuda Umno dan kumpulan pendesak Melayu, PERKASA.

20 Februari lalu, kereta Ketua Pembangkang Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim diserang dengan lontaran batu, kayu dan mercun sehingga kemek dan cerminnya pecah ketika berceramah di Jalan Mersing, Sembrong.

13 Februari pula kunjungan Anwar ke Felda Tun Ghafar Baba, di Machap,  Alor Gajah juga dicemari oleh penyokong Umno yang mengganggu ceramah beliau.

Awal bulan ini pula sekatan jalan raya didirikan daripda menghalang pemimpin dan penyokong Pakatan daripada menghadri ceramah yang dijadualkan di kubu Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak di Pekan.

24 February 2012

Pendapat

Pendapat Anda?

15 February 2012

Pendapat

Pendapat Anda?

“The Palestinian right to statehood remains the Arab people’s foremost cause.”

From WSJ
By ABDULLAH BIN HUSSEIN

Amman

A year has passed since the Arab Spring began to change our region, showing the determination of Arab men and women, especially youth. But a key issue remains unresolved: peace between Palestinians and Israelis. This month, in Amman, the parties sat across the negotiating table for the first time in 16 months. What message will the United States now send to them and to the people of the region?

I’ve heard it said that with all the regional change and uncertainty, there’s no point in restarting talks right now. This “wait-and-see” argument joins a long line of false excuses for why the parties can’t get negotiating. A changing region doesn’t preclude a settlement, it demands one. It is now, not tomorrow, that a settlement can show that political processes of negotiation and agreement can deliver what people want. It is now, not next year, that young people, Arab and otherwise, need to see the U.S., Europe and the rest of the democratic world mean what they say about justice for all.

Make no mistake about it: The Palestinian right to statehood and their cry for justice and a homeland free of occupation remain the Arab people’s foremost cause. In Jordan, the “final-status” issues—including borders, refugees, security and Jerusalem—are at the heart of our priorities. This means making real the promise of a viable, independent, sovereign Palestinian state, as part of a two-state agreement that resolves all final-status issues and guarantees security for Israel.

The two-state solution is supported by the U.S. and the rest of the Quartet (the European Union, the United Nations and Russia), and it is at the core of the Arab Peace Initiative, adopted unanimously by the 2002 Arab Summit in Beirut. Ours was an unequivocal statement of the Arab world’s commitment to a neighborhood of peace and acceptance, opening the way to a comprehensive settlement that would end the conflict, meet the Palestinians’ right to freedom and statehood, and give Israel acceptance and security. This Initiative was endorsed by the entire Muslim world—57 countries—and remains a cornerstone for peacemaking in the Middle East.

Yes, substantive negotiations are difficult. But what is difficult today may be next to impossible if we fail this time. In three months, the Arab Peace Initiative will have been on the table for 10 whole years. Meantime, Israel has continued to build settlements, particularly in Jerusalem, a flash point for global concern. Threats to holy sites, or efforts to change the city’s character by driving out Arab Muslim and Christian Jerusalemites, could stop peace for decades to come.

This coming spring, a new government will take office in Egypt. Momentous events are unfolding in countries such as Syria. People are raising questions about how they will be governed, and there is a feeling that everything hangs in the balance. In this environment, settling the region’s central conflict, a crisis in East-West relations for more than three generations, will show that the outside world can and will help us as we build a more just and optimistic future. It will place more weight on the balance in favor of moderation everywhere. If we stop trying, we leave our fates too much to chance, and leave the field to the extremists.

What is frustrating is that the components of a final agreement have been addressed in numerous rounds of negotiations over two decades. Still the parties, and by extension all of us, are failing to cross the finish line. This month’s launch of exploratory talks in Amman can now lead to substantive negotiations—first on borders and security, to resolve the issue of settlements once and for all, and then on remaining final-status issues. The Quartet has set a timeline to wrap up an agreement by the end of 2012. But it can’t happen unless we all build the environment for success. U.S. support is pivotal.

Across the entire Arab world, people are demanding freedom, dignity and hope. In Jordan we have charted our course through an irreversible, inclusive and evolutionary process of political, social and economic reform. Regional peace must be part of this future—for Palestinians, for Israelis, for all. There have been too many failed attempts. Can we all do it this time?

Abdullah II is king of Jordan.

15 February 2012

Pendapat

Pendapat Anda?

From VOA

Malaysian opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, says he expects the Malaysian government of Prime Minister Najib Razak to call early elections within months despite one more year for the government’s term in office to run. Anwar says the opposition is pegging its hopes of winning control of the government, for the first time in six decades, on policies promoting economic reforms.

Malaysia’s opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, is predicting Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will hold elections within months, well ahead of the end of the goverment’s full term in office in March, 2013.

Anwar, speaking to reporters in Bangkok, pointed to recently announced government income support programs as a sign the governing coalition parties were preparing the people for a national vote.

“I would assume that the elections are just around the corner. We had a discussion among the opposition coalition yesterday – most of them are not too convinced that the election will be very soon. But I told them – and I think it will be much sooner than later. But it’s tough for us because the campaign period will be one week – the shortest in the world,” he said.

Prime Minister Najib, who came to office in mid-term in 2009, has triggered this speculation of early elections in recent months.

Former Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad, has warned the ruling UMNO coalition to allow more time to boost support especially among the Chinese minority before holding elections.

Anwar said the opposition would be offering the people major economic reforms, including an end to programs that in the past led to affirmative action policies – known as the New Economic Policy – that provided the majority ethnic group, the Malays, with education, housing and employment preferences.

“So the [opposition] economic policy clearly states that we have to dismantle what we consider as obsolete race-based New Economic Policy to replace it with the Malaysian Economic Agenda which promotes growth, which has to bring back Malaysia into a growing vibrant economy, more competitive able to attract – as in attractive destination for investments,” he said.

Anwar said Malaysia had fallen behind on the regional economic ladder over the past 20 years as other countries such as South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and more recently the Philippines, captured a larger share of foreign investment, growth and competitiveness. He said if he won the election his government would also look to address corruption, assist the poor and the marginalized communities.

The governing United Malays National Organization – UMNO – which has led Malaysia since independence in 1957 has been facing increasing challenges from the opposition parties over recent years, especially in state elections.

Under Anwar the opposition made strong gains in national elections in 2008.

Anwar, a former finance minister under Prime Minister Mahathir, has faced a long political battle after he was sentenced to six years in prison for corruption in 1999 and another nine years for charges of sodomy.

But a federal court in 2004 quashed the second conviction and he was released. In January this year the Court again acquitted Anwar on a second sodomy charge. The Malaysian prosecutors are appealing the verdict.

15 February 2012

Pendapat

Pendapat Anda?

From Forbes

Recently acquitted in a controversial sodomy trial, Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim is again in hot water, this time over remarks supportive of Israel, a no-no for many of his Muslim voters. Both his allies and enemies have demanded that he retract his comments to the Wall Street Journal. This is yet another distraction ahead of possible elections later this year. As a former deputy prime minister, Anwar knows a thing or two about campaigning. He knows that the vote could make or break his multiracial opposition coalition, which won five out of 13 states in 2008 but faces a tough climb to pull off a federal parliamentary majority. Speaking Tuesday night at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand, Anwar said his coalition was anticipating a snap election in May or June. But his personal view was that it could come sooner. “I assume an election is just around the corner,” he said. He joked that he could read the mind of the ruling coalition. “I used to be one of them.”

Indeed, Anwar was a go-to guy for Western investors in the 1990s, before Malaysia’s miracle economy ran aground and bankers moved onto greener pastures. Ambitious Anwar was turfed out in 1998 by vengeful premier Mahathir Mohamad, who has used the latest controversy to smear Anwar as a trojan horse for Jewish and American interests. This is standard fare in Malaysia’s right-wing media, which hews closely to the government line and is either state-run or controlled by political parties. This is the same media in which the election campaign will be waged, though online news channels have replaced the mainstream media among wired youth. Yet television and radio remain popular in rural areas where key seats will be fought and won. “We’re talking about an election without any access to media,” Anwar complained.

Prime Minister Najib Razak, who took power in 2009 and has struggled to revive Malaysia’s economic potential, has taken his own potshots at Anwar. Asked Tuesday about his policy on Malaysia’s lack of diplomatic relations with Israel, Anwar refused to answer directly, instead talking up reconciliation between Palestinian factions. “The legitimate aspirations of the Palestinian people must be respected. To my mind, this has not happened.” Last month he told the WSJ, “I support all efforts to support the security of the state of Israel.” Yes, that was the line that got him in trouble. Now the spiritual leader of the conservative Muslim party in Anwar’s coalition has demanded that he either retract his statement or sue the WSJ. Anwar joked repeatedly during his talk about being a ‘Jewish agent’, raising his eyebrows at the apparent absurdity.

However, he omitted to mention that he had used the same smear against Najib in 2010 over the hiring of public relations firm APCO, which Anwar called an Israeli front. He was censured by a parliamentary committee for remarks made at a press conference concerning APCO’s work for Najib. To critics, this is classic Anwar: serving up one message for an international audience and another for his Malay-Muslim base. Yet the notion of Anwar as a Jewish agent is risible. As he pointed out, he flew to Bangkok after spending three days in Qatar where he met representatives of Hamas and Fatah, amongst others. As a former Muslim youth leader inspired by Islamic revolution in Iran, Anwar has his ‘brotherhood’ bona fides.

Coincidentally he spoke in Bangkok on the day when a group of Iranians detonated explosives in what Israel has called a failed terrorist plot against its diplomats. Southeast Asia may seem remote from the sectarian and geopolitical tensions of the Middle East, but its politics and security can’t be separated from the wider world. Should Israel bring the fight to Iran, more ripples can be expected. And more Malaysian politicking.

11 February 2012

Pendapat

Pendapat Anda?

10 February 2012

Pendapat

Pendapat Anda?

East Asia Forum, Australia   -   10 Feb 12

Author: Barry Wain, ISEAS

Malaysians expressed a collective sigh of relief when Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim was acquitted of sodomy charges in early January.Their groan of dismay over the prosecution’s subsequent decision to appeal was equally palpable.

For most Malaysians, despite being divided in their opinions of Anwar, the acquittal marked a chance to move away from the sleazy politics that has long dominated daily life. Now, they expect more of the same. Aware of public exasperation, Prime Minister Najib Razak was quick to seize on the not guilty verdict as proof of his ‘reformist’ agenda and Malaysia’s supposedly independent judiciary. But the appeal leaves him stranded, inclined to delay calling a general election, and acutely aware that he is under threat as much from within his own ranks as from the opposition. It seems likely that Najib will win the next election, but unless he scores big — which seems unlikely — his leadership could be at risk.

The old guard in Najib’s United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), the core of the Barisan Nasional coalition government, has been trying to have Anwar convicted of sexual misconduct for more than 13 years. His first sodomy trial in the late 1990s was regarded as a miscarriage of justice, and the recently completed second trial was just as dubious, according to international legal and human rights organisations. Kuala Lumpur has a thriving gay club scene and nightlife, and the police — to their credit — do not hound homosexuals. But Anwar was hauled into court twice on a charge of ‘carnal intercourse against the order of nature’, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment.

The government’s deliberate targeting of Anwar is obvious. His arrest in 2008 came soon after he led a revitalised opposition to unprecedented gains in a general election, depriving the UMNO-led Barisan Nasional of its usual two-thirds majority in parliament. Subsequently, Anwar has spent much of the past three years caught up defending himself in the sodomy trial, when he might have otherwise engaged in consolidating the opposition coalition.

Despite, or perhaps because of, these efforts, the trial has become a liability for Najib. The value in distracting Anwar and trying to knock him out politically has been offset by the damage to Najib’s reputation as a putative reformer. Conscious that the long-term electoral trend is running against the ruling coalition, which has held power since independence in 1957, Najib has positioned himself as an agent of change, who is in touch with Malaysia’s younger generation. He has attempted to roll back unpopular elements of an affirmative action program designed to benefit the country’s majority ethnic Malay community, liberalise press restrictions and replace controversial security laws, including detention without trial. Still, Najib is yet to convert the rhetoric of reform into reality, which he must do to win back the alienated centre of Malaysian politics, where cynicism and anger run deep.

Najib is encountering entrenched opposition within UMNO, particularly from conservatives who favour continued Malay privileges and the flow of patronage to the party faithful. These older UMNO Malays and their supporters in the business world and bureaucracy — especially the police and prosecutors — strongly objected to Anwar being freed and lobbied hard and successfully for the appeal. In the end, Najib will lose the most. It seems he failed to stand up to these factions — again — and lost the public relations gains from Anwar’s acquittal.

The loss of the momentum that Anwar’s freedom initially gave Najib may persuade him to wait until later this year to call an election, which must be held by March 2013. Najib must gamble that the electoral climate will improve by this time. But the economy could slow and more political scandals could emerge — rampant corruption involving UMNO politicians has already hurt his government.

Free to campaign, Anwar will lift the spirits of the three-party opposition Pakatan Rakyat coalition. But he is looking and sounding tired, and his own People’s Justice Party is rife with factionalism and squabbling. Although Anwar said recently: ‘My gut tells me we will win [the election]’, most analysts believe he will fall short, even if not by much.

While the opposition will surely live to fight another day, Najib may not have it so easy, even if he wins. Only the recovery of a two-thirds parliamentary majority will ensure his continued leadership of UMNO and Malaysia. Failing this, Najib could face pressure to step aside if he loses more seats, a fate that befell Abdullah Badawi, his predecessor.

Barry Wain is Writer-in-Residence at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore.

6 February 2012

Pendapat

Pendapat Anda?

The Malaysian Insider

PKR’s Rafizi Ramli today demanded Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil prove she was not involved with the National Feedlot Corporation’s (NFCorp) operations, saying it was a matter of utmost public interest.

The PKR chief strategist charged that the Wanita Umno chief had not once refuted PKR’s allegations with concrete proof, and that her response so far had merely been “jokes” and jibes aimed at her detractors.

Rafizi (picture) was referring to Shahrizat’s latest comments on the issue yesterday, where she said she will send the Wanita Umno wing’s trademark red-and-white baju kurung to her “stalker” in PKR, whom she joked wanted to assume her post.

In an apparent reference to Rafizi, who has led PKR’s attacks on Shahrizat and the NFCorp, the federal minister said the idea had been mooted by Perak Wanita Umno at a recent meeting.

“She has not provided proof that she was not at all involved in the decision making that awarded the contract to become integrator to her family’s company, nor has she proven that she was not at all involved with the operations of NFC,” Rafizi said in a statement to The Malaysian Insider.

The PKR leader said that Shahrizat would be “guilty by association” if she was aware that federal funds meant for the cattle project were used for “other purposes” and did not the matter to the relevant ministry.

“If our scrutiny of her conduct she deems as a personal attack against her or Wanita Umno, clearly she does not understand the weight of accountability that she assumes as a senior minister.

“I will continue to dig for evidence of misappropriation and her complicity in such misappropriation no matter how many baju kurungs she wants to send me, because no prior scandal involving a minister’s complicity in a financial misconduct receives such interest from the public,” added Rafizi.

Shahrizat has been repeatedly linked to NFCorp because of her husband’s role as company chairman, and their children’s directorships in the same entity.

The RM250 million publicly-funded cattle-raising scheme was first coined a “mess” in an article in English daily The Star after it made it into the pages of the Attorney-General’s 2010 Report for badly missing production targets.

The term was later repeated by various media organisations to describe NFCorp after PKR launched a series of exposés to show that the project’s funds had been allegedly abused.

PKR, led by strategic director Rafizi, had claimed that RM27 million was used for land and property purchases as well as expenses unrelated to cattle farming by Shahrizat and her family.

The company’s assets were frozen after investigations were launched by the police and the national anti-graft body following the exposés.

Shahrizat returns to ministerial duties today after taking three weeks’ leave to allow the authorities to complete their probe.

6 February 2012

Pendapat

Pendapat Anda?

Malaysia Chronicle

The next General Election, the 13th, is widely expected to be called on paper between May this year and April/May next year when the five-year term of the present Parliament ends. The five-year term of Parliament is calculated from the first day of the first sitting of the first Parliament for the term/tenure.

Once Parliament is dissolved, elections would have to be held within two months.

However, if Parliament is not dissolved within its five-year term, it stands automatically dissolved at the end of that term. In that case, elections would have to be called within six months. This factor might be playing on Malaysian Prime Minister Mohd Najib Abdul Razak’s mind, desperate as he is to stretch out his term in office.

GE-13 can even be in second-half of 2013!

Najib seems to have come to the conclusion, albeit grudgingly, that there are no guarantees that he will be Prime Minister after GE 13. That may be the sole reason why his wife, Rosmah Majid, is forever off somewhere on shopping sprees if not hunting for a spot in exile at the expense of the people.

Whether Najib will be Opposition Leader and/or allowed to do so by his deputy Muhyiddin Yassin – rooting for a Mahathir dynasty — and Mahathir Mohamad himself is a RM 1.5 billion question.

Najib does not have a mandate of his own.

He continues to shamelessly ride on that obtained by his sacked predecessor, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, in 2008. Mahathir was able to get rid of Badawi because the Umno Supreme Council members, corrupt beyond redemption, are in his pocket.

Najib should have obtained his own mandate by now but he fears, as he has never feared before in his cushy life so far, the prospect of testing the electoral waters on his own.

No Prime Minister has been that fearful in the history of the country. Najib just doesn’t have the guts to ignore Mahathir and his (Mahathir’s) Umno Supreme Council and call for the 13th GE and accept like a man whatever is in store for him. Neither has he the foresight to make a deal with the opposition alliance to accept his faction at least into their government-in-the-making and save the political dynasty built by his late father.

Too risky for BN to call GE-13 now

There are no permanent friends and no permanent enemies in politics, only permanent interests. That doesn’t mean the opposition alliance will accept Mahathir as well unless he agrees to flee the country for good and leave his ill-gotten gains behind.

There’s too much at stake to go for the GE 13 now and even go for it at all, not just for Najib who is not that big a factor, but Umno, the establishment and the entire system which stands at risks of being dismantled and many of its members incarcerated for very long stretches, if not for good.

This is one reason why the Prime Minister declared not so long ago that he can always do what his father, 2nd Prime Minister Abdul Razak, did in the wake of the searing race riots between the non-Malay communities and the Malay-speaking communities in Peninsular Malaysia in 1969. However, Najib was quick to add that he “would not do so”. But why mention it if he has no plans to do so? Was that a veiled threat to vote him back into power or else?

Najib was referring to the declaration of a state of emergency, the shutting down of Parliament, suspension of democracy, the shutting out of the political parties, and the setting up of the National Operations Council under Abdul Razak as Direction of Operations.

Abdul Razak also set up the National Consultative Council, with its members drawn from various walks of life but not the political parties, in lieu of the disbanded Parliament. He chaired the NCC.

Abdul Razak went on to form the Barisan Nasional, a concept which circumscribed the democratic process and denied the majority meaningful participation by endorsing elite power-sharing. The BN which was formed included the opposition parties which had made spectacular gains during the 1969 polls.

Emergency rule and forcing DAP to join BN

It will be a sheer miracle if Najib does not do what his father did in 1969/1970 considering his sudden morbid fear of going to the polls and especially with Mahathir breathing down his neck to achieve the impossible: get back the ruling Barisan Nasional’s (BN) coveted two-thirds majority in Parliament.

There are attempts being made to force the Dap to join the BN.

At the same time, Umno does not seem to reckon with the fact that its legislators will abandon Mahathir for good – notwithstanding his Big Black Book of Everyone’s Sins — and flee in droves to the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) after the 13th GE “in order to buy political protection and avoid a stint behind bars, if not bankruptcy and/or the prospect of being reduced suddenly to abject poverty”. (more…)

31 January 2012

Pendapat

Pendapat Anda?

Dari Detik News

Jakarta – Pemimpin oposisi Malaysia, Anwar Ibrahim, membantah kedatangannya ke Indonesia untuk meminta dukungan dalam menghadapi pemilu Malaysia 2013. Kedatangannya hanya memenuhi undangan pihak terkait.

“Saya datang untuk memenuhi undangan di ITB di Bandung dan CIDES di sini. Tidak ada tujuan saya untuk itu (minta dukungan),” kata Anwar Ibrahim, usai menyampaikan pidato kebudayaan yang bertajuk ‘Kepemimpinan dalam Dinamika Perubahan Ekonomi Politik’ di Taman Ismail Marzuki (TIM), Cikini, Jakarta Pusat, Senin (30/01/2012).

Anwar yakin pada pemilu 2013 mendatang akan menang, ssalkan pemilu itu berjalan tanpa kecurangan.
“Saya yakin kalau sekiranya pemilu itu bebas dan adil kita mampu menang dalam pemilu yang akan datang. Kami siap untuk itu Insya Allah,” ujar Anwar.

Jika terpilih pada pemilu Malaysia mendatang, Anwar pun akan menjalin hubungan yang lebih baik dengan Indonesia. Salah satunya menyelesaikan ketegangan antara kedua negara dengan cara yang baik.

“Kita (Malaysia-Indonesia) akan adakan hubungan dan kedekatan tinggi. Apa isu yang mendesak perbatasan, TKI, budaya diselesaikan dengan cara baik karena kita satu rumpun,” tegas Anwar.

30 January 2012

Pendapat

Pendapat Anda?

Malaysiakini

Peguam Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim hari ini bertindak keluar daripada Mahkamah Rayuan Syariah Kuala Lumpur susulan tidak berpuas hati dengan keputusan Hakim Datuk Zohdi Toha menyatakan kebenaran tidak diperlukan kepada menteri Di Jabatan Perdana Menteri dan dua lagi, untuk mendengar permohonan mereka mengetepikan rayuan Anwar berhubung kes qazaf.

Peguam Kamar Ainiah Kamaruzzaman (kiri) berkata tidak dapat menerima keputusan kerana berpendapat hakim perlu mendengar permohonan kebenaran terlebih dahulu dan memutuskannya sebelum mendengar hujah daripada peguam menteri sebelum mengetepi rayuan tersebut.

Beliau bersama-sama tiga lagi peguam, mengemaskan fail-fail mereka selepas tiga hakim mahkamah rayuan memutuskan demikian dan terus keluar daripada mahkamah bersama-sama Presiden PKR Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim dan penyokongnya.

“Kami tidak boleh sertai (prosiding), ia terang-terang satu penyalahgunaan kuasa oleh pihak pemohon.

“Jadi kami terpaksa untuk keluar. Kami akan mengambil tindakan susulan iaitu menyemak keputusan kehakiman,” kata Kamar Ainiah kepada pemberita di luar mahkamah.

Selain Kamar Ainiah, Anwar diwakili oleh Dorina Abdullah, Dr Mohd Rafie Shafie dan Mohamad Burok.

Manakala pemohon diwakili oleh tiga peguam iaitu Roslizam Rahim, Abdul Halim Bahari dan Mohd Ridzuan Ramli.

Switch to our mobile site