Justice For All Malaysia

How much truth must be told?

Posted on: August 20, 2008

‘Najib, remember Port Dickson?’
Athi Veeranggan | Aug 20, 08 12:55pm malaysiakini.com
In a rare outburst that is perhaps telling of the toll the Permatang Pauh by-election is taking on him, opposition icon Anwar Ibrahim is threatening to expose a ‘dark secret’ of Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s, involving the southern beach town of Port Dickson, if the latter continued to wage personal attacks against him.


“Enough is enough. Stop the scornful lies on me,” Anwar warned during a rally at the Bukit Mertajam mini-stadium last night. “Otherwise, I will expose Port Dickson.”

najib and anwar and permatang pauh 010808His words brought the 3,000-strong crowd to its feet, sparking shouts of “bongkar sekarang” (expose it now), but the slim and bespectacled de facto leader of the Pakatan Rakyat opposition alliance Anwar held off, declining to give further details.

Anwar also accused Najib of pretending to be a paragon of virtue, pointing to allegations the deputy premier was involved in the gristly murder case of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu, from which tales of exorbitant commission for a submarine deal as well as a sex-scandal have gripped and titillated the nation.

“Najib will run if I were to narrate its tales,” Anwar said.

Today marks the fifth day of campaigning in the Permatang Pauh by-election, with polling due only the following Tuesday on Aug 26.

Tough campaign taking a toll

Touted as the mother of all by-elections, both Anwar and his main rival, Arif Shah Omar Shah from the Umno-led Barisan Nasional ruling coalition have been working feverishly, holding nightly ceramahs and making door-to-door visits.

Anwar, who faces sodomy charges from his former personal aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan that he denies and claims are politically motivated, has borne the brunt of the BN’s two-pronged campaign strategy to attack him both as a man and a politician.

The sodomy charges have been wielded by the BN as their number one weapon against Anwar and local party members have been screening almost non-stop a video of Mohd Shaiful swearing on the Quran that his former boss had indeed sodomised him.

anwar pasar malam walkabout 200808 umno big screenLarge screens have also been placed at strategic spots throughout the constituency showing the infamous oath-taking ceremony.

And although Anwar had earlier promised he would not resort to mudslinging, he could not resist taking another swipe at Najib, who is in charge of the BN campaign.

He told the crowd that the deputy prime minister should learn to be ‘humbly cautious’ as the latter too had his bad times, almost losing his Pekan parliamentary seat in Pekan during the 1999 general elections.

“He won due to some dubious votes,” said Anwar.

anwar pasar malam walkabout 200808 01The Permatang Pauh seat fell vacant after PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail vacated it to pave the way for Anwar’s return to Parliament after a 10-year absence.

Anwar has promised to overturn BN’s existing parliamentary majority and form a new government by Sept 16.


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Siphoning EPF money

On 'Why should Valuecap borrow from EPF?' Syed Shahir Syed Mohamud: MTUC condemns the government's move to bail out Valuecap to support the local stock market using RM5 billion from EPF, as the provident fund is the custodian of the workers' money and not some sort of ‘automated teller machine' for the government.
If at all the EPF were to lend its money to the government, it has to be under the condition that there be transparency and accountability in the activities for which the money has been purposed. We want to know who is doing what with the money that belongs to the workers. This is the hard-earned money of the workers, their retirement plan. How is this bailout plan going to benefit the workers? We also question the reason for this bailout. If the economic fundamentals in Malaysia are strong and reserves sufficient as has been stated several times by the government, then why is there a need to offer so much money to the GLCs? Second Finance Minister Nor Mohamed Yakcop should prove how the EPF would profit from this loan. Bernama had reported that Nor had given the assurance that the loan given out by EPF would reap profits for the fund judging from Valuecap's past performance. But where is the paperwork and calculations to show that this move will benefit the EPF? MTUC is concerned that the loan might be mismanaged or misused and this, in turn, would affect the returns for the contributors. Mere assurances are not enough. We want to proof that this RM5 billion will not go down the drain. (The writer is president, MTUC). Sharyn: The government wants to use our pension money to prop up the Malaysian stock market which is the playing field of the rich people. If so, the government must ensure that the EPF account holders - who are predominantly the poor to average citizens of Malaysia - be guaranteed all of our pension money with a compound 8% growth (interest). It's so selfish and sick of the government to use the poor's pension money to help the rich to make more money with all the risks taken by the poor/average citizen. We can better use the RM% billion loans to Valuecap for our children's education, shelter, medical bills etc. Why not get those rich people to prop up the share market instead? Why should they park their money overseas and gamble with our EPF money instead? Kumar14: Who is behind this Valuecap organisation? Why suddenly, this separate entity is allowed to access funds from the EPF? Are they capable enough to handle it or is it just another desperate and blind move? It has been a very infamous trend where the people's funds are channeled to a company for investment purposes and suddenly POP! the funds disappear and there is nobody to be held responsible but a RM2 shell company. Charge who? Sue whom? The RM2 company (just a registered name)? We have seen this many times. People in power and with connections allow such things to go through and reap/rob the people's wealth and then blame it on organisations which actually don't exist. What if a lot of EPF funds are looted via such scams and nobody is to be pointed at? Where will the government get the funds to replenish the EPF? The people are very bored, disappointed, angry and frustrated at seeing all these dumb and unaccounted for measures being allowed by the government with lame excuses. Please, somebody verify the true purpose, integrity and capability of anybody attempting to use the people's fund.

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