10 September 2008

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[Dikemaskini]

9.20 pagi – DSAI bergerak keluar dari kawasan Bukit Segambut menuju ke Kompleks Mahkamah Jalan Duta.

9.25 pagi – Tiba di mahkamah dengan kawalan yang sangat ketat disediakan oleh pihak keselamatan.

9.31 pagi – Bergerak menuju ke kamar mahkamah Seksyen Jenayah 1. Hanya ahli keluarga dan peguam sahaja dibenarkan masuk.

10.16 pagi – Pihak pendakwa memohon untuk kes dipindahkan ke mahkamah tinggi. Peguam DSAI akan membantah permohonan ini.

10.28 pagi – Mahkamah ditangguhkan kepada 24 September bagi memberi masa kepada barisan peguam DSAI menyediakan hujah membantah permohonan pihak pendakwa untuk pindah kes ke Mahkamah Tinggi.

Bantahan dibuat berdasarkan sijil yang ditandatangani oleh Gani Patail.

10.29 pagi – Mahkamah selesai bersidang dan prosiding seterusnya ditetapkan pada tarikh 24 September 2008.

9 September 2008

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From New York Times

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The Malaysian ruling party flew more than a third of government lawmakers to Taiwan on Monday in a hastily arranged trip, ostensibly to study farming techniques.

But the trip was widely interpreted as a desperate government effort to try to stop lawmakers from shifting their support to Anwar Ibrahim.

Mr. Anwar, the country’s most prominent opposition figure, won re-election to Parliament last month after a 10-year absence and needs 30 more seats to oust the current government and form his own. His National Justice Party is openly wooing members of the ruling coalition.

Salehuddin Hashim, the National Justice secretary general, called the trip a “kidnapping” meant to protect the coalition, Barisan National, or National Front, which has ruled Malaysia for 51 years but is fracturing.

“This has obviously nothing to do with agriculture,” Mr. Salehuddin said. “It’s a very clear sign of the anxieties and insecurities inside Barisan.”

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Saudara-saudari dijemput hadir ke Rumah Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim hari ini di Bukit Segambut untuk bersama-sama kita menunaikan solat Maghrib dan solat Tarawikh.

Pejabat Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim

9 September 2008

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Bersama Sahabat-sahabat di Indonesia

Seusai majelis berbuka puasa bersama teman-teman Indonesia di Jakarta tempoh hari, sahabat saya tokoh sastera Indonesia, Taufik Ismail menghadiahi saya empat jilid karyanya yang berjudul Mengakar Ke Bumi Menggapai Ke Langit, karya yang menandai sudah 55 tahun beliau berjuang di arena kesusasteraan Indonesia.

Saya kira sangat baik sekali usaha seumpama karya ini yang menghimpunkan koleksi puisi lengkap beliau yang ditulis sejak 1953 hingga 2008, juga berupa himpunan tulisan kolum dan artikel sejak 1960 hingga 2008 dan himpunan lirik lagu dari tahun 1972 hingga ke tahun 2008.

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9 September 2008

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Saudara-saudari dijemput hadir bagi menunjukkan sokongan kepada Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim esok.

Tempat: Kompleks Mahkamah Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur
Jam: 9 pagi
Tarikh: Rabu, 10hb September 2008

Pejabat Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim

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Reuters | Sep 8, 2008

(Reuters) – Malaysia’s former deputy prime minister and finance minister Anwar Ibrahim is widely respected by foreign investors for his tenure around the time of the Asian financial crisis. However, the cost of insuring Malaysian bonds against default has risen sharply since Anwar’s coalition took a over a third of the seats in Malaysia’s election in March, increasing political risk. The 5-year CDS stood at 140.96 basis points on Monday, up from 91.85 on March 7, the day before the election.

That means it costs almost $141,000 to insure $10 million of Malaysian bonds against default.

Here is an outline of Anwar’s key economic policies, which he says are aimed at taming a budget deficit that will surge to 4.8 percent of gross domestic product this year due to a rise in government spending to 197.21 billion Malaysian ringgit ($56.88 billion): (more…)

8 September 2008

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Dari Mstar

PETALING JAYA: Selepas bertemu selama hampir tiga jam di ibu negara malam tadi, pemimpin-pemimpin Pakatan Rakyat meneruskan perbincangan mereka pagi ini.

Pertemuan hari ini bermula sebentar tadi juga dilihat memfokus soal pembentukan kerajaan persekutuan.

Ketika hanya tinggal seminggu sahaja untuk membuktikan sama ada sasaran 16 September akan menjadi kenyataan ataupun sebaliknya, Pakatan Rakyat telah mengadakan pertemuan informal malam tadi bagi membincangkan kemajuan siri perundingan yang telah diadakan setakat ini.

mStar Online difahamkan pertemuan itu yang dipengerusikan oleh Ketua Umum Pakatan Rakyat, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (gambar), yang pulang dari Jakarta petang tadi, hanya memfokus terhadap pelan pembentukan kerajaan persekutuan 16 September dengan membawa masuk ahli-ahli Parlimen Barisan Nasional (BN).

“Perbincangan pertemuan informal ini hanya memfokus satu topik iaitu menerangkan hasil perbincangan dan perundingan yang telah diadakan sejak dua minggu yang lalu. Kita telah berkongsi hasil perundingan dengan ahli-ahli Parlimen BN setakat ini.

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8 September 2008

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By JAMES CHIN* | The Canberra Times

Former deputy prime minister of Malaysia Anwar Ibrahim won a crucial by-election for the parliamentary seat of Pemantang Pauh on Tuesday. That Anwar was going to win was never in doubt. He was first elected to the seat in the early 1980s and his wife became MP when he was jailed in 1988. Last month, she resigned from the seat so Anwar could get back into Parliament.
What was unexpected was the huge margin of victory. Anwar’s wife won the seat in the March general elections with slightly more than 13,000-vote majority. Many had expected Anwar to win by about 10,000 votes rather than the nearly 16,000 votes he took on Tuesday.

The ruling Barisan Nasional (National Front) coalition poured everything it had into the campaign. Led by the Deputy Prime Minister, Najib Tun Razak, the BN promised nearly 60million ringgit (about $A20million) worth of development.

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Mesyuarat Majlis Pimpinan Pakatan RakyatMesyuarat Majlis Pimpinan Pakatan RakyatMesyuarat Majlis Pimpinan Pakatan RakyatMesyuarat Majlis Pimpinan Pakatan Rakyat

8 September 2008

Pakatan Rakyat Menjunjung Prinsip Perlembagaan Persekutuan

Majlis Pimpinan Pakatan Rakyat yang bersidang pada hari ini, 8 September 2008 dengan ini menegaskan penolakan kami terhadap usaha-usaha menyemarakkan politik perkauman yang sedang dilakukan oleh UMNO akhir-akhir ini. Kami amat bimbang isu ini sekarang digunakan untuk mengelabui pandangan rakyat yang sebenarnya merupakan usaha terdesak untuk menyelamatkan kepentingan segelintir golongan elit politik dan kroni mereka.

Kami sekali lagi mengulangi pendirian menjunjung prinsip-prinsip dasar yang termaktub di bawah Perlembagaan Persekutuan. Ini termasuk soal-soal dasar seperti kedudukan Islam sebagai Agama Persekutuan dan menjamin kebebasan mengamalkan agama-agama lain, kedaulatan Bahasa Melayu sebagai Bahasa Kebangsaan dan mempertahankan hak bahasa ibunda, kedudukan dan kedaulatan Institusi Raja-Raja Melayu serta kedudukan hak-hak istimewa orang Melayu dan Bumiputera serta hak-hak semua kaum yang telah dijamin oleh Perlembagaan.

Berdasarkan prinsip-prinsip Perlembagaan ini kami menolak sekeras-kerasnya pendekatan politik perkauman sempit yang menjadi dasar UMNO-BN. Pendekatan inilah yang sengaja digunakan untuk memecahbelahkan perpaduan dan keharmonian masyarakat majmuk negara ini.

Sehubungan ini kami membantah ucapan yang dibuat oleh Dato Ahmad Ismail yang disokong oleh semua pemimpin UMNO Pulau Pinang. Isi ucapan itu mencerminkan dasar perkauman UMNO yang sebenarnya bertujuan hanya untuk mempertahankan kepentingan segelintir golongan orang kaya Melayu serta suku sakat mereka yang menggunakan kuasa politik untuk mengambil kesempatan mengaut kekayaan negara dengan berselindung di sebalik membela kepentingan Bumiputera dan orang Melayu.

Sekian, terima kasih.

YB Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim
Ketua Umum Parti Keadilan Rakyat

YB Dato’ Husam Musa
Naib Presiden PAS

YB Lim Kit Siang
Ketua Ahli Parlimen DAP

8 September 2008

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From My Sinchew

Opposition icon Anwar Ibrahim’s return to parliament spells leadership change in Malaysia.

Despite a nasty campaign against him, opposition icon Anwar Ibrahim has won spectacularly in a landmark by-election in the family stronghold of Permatang Pauh, confirming his stature as possible prime minister with truly national appeal, cutting across race and religion.

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8 September 2008

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From www.bakrimusa.com

The result of the recent Permatang Pauh by-election was a surprise only to those who depended on the mainstream media and the government’s massive propaganda machinery for their source of news and information.

A measure of how far detached from reality those who sit in the editorial suites of our mainstream papers can be gauged by the pre-election editorial of The New Straits Times where its Editor-in-Chief Syed Nadzri boldly predicted that Anwar would be defeated. Obviously Syed Nadzri was beginning to believe his own spin.

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8 September 2008

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By Raja Petra Kamarudin

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s landslide victory in the Permatang Pauh by-election on August 26 strongly suggests that Malaysians remain in a mood for change five months after a political tsunami swept the country. The writer examines five key questions that may determine the country’s future.

IS ANWAR IBRAHIM UNSTOPPABLE?

By Ooi Kee Beng*

With the big margin he attained in the by-election, it does look as if Barisan Nasional (BN) will have a hard time stopping him. But then, as Anwar himself said, a week is a long time in politics, meaning that nothing is definite.

He is stoppable as a person, but I think what has happened to him is that he has become the focus of a lot of hope for Malaysians disillusioned with the BN system. Because he is a wily politician — or a chameleon, as critics like to say — he has been able to remake himself in the image of the reform movement that his arrest 10 years ago inspired and that developed more intensely than he could have expected. That movement has aligned itself with other oppositional forces and that new combined force now places him as its front man. In turn, he has become indispensable to that force.

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