Monday, February 28, 2011

Najib has all the evidence to prosecute Taib

Sarawak Report founder perplexed as to why no action is taken against Taib Mahmud

A British journalist who runs an website and online radio critical of Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Abdul Mahmud says that her task is not to oust the long-time leader.

“I do not see it as my job to bring down Taib. That is for the Sarawakian people to decide,” said Clare Rewcastle Brown (sister-in-law of former prime minister Gordon Brown) in an email interview with Malaysiakini.

The former BBC journalist, who began her career in 1983, also adds that her work relies only on material that can be proven and she would readily hand over evidence to the Malaysian authorities.

“Most of it, as we have demonstrated, is a matter of public record. This is why it has been difficult to disprove. We have heard nothing back from Taib Mahmud, despite several invitations to reply to our accusations.

We would be only too delighted to hand over all this evidence to the Malaysian police and Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission should they show the slightest interest. Most of it they could have accessed themselves anyway without much trouble,” she said.

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High flying only for the affluent (spot the wealthy son)

Luxury flats funded by illegal timber trade?

Latest: Canada and UK govts urged to freeze Taib's assets

More info from Bruno Manser Fund

Resources from Stop Timber Corruption

Friday, February 25, 2011

Malaysia's biggest clown

BN will not be thrown out

Malaysia's DPM is currently gunning for the top spot as Malaysia's biggest clown. We will all be in deep shit if this man ever gets the Top Job one day.

"I am confident Malaysians will not throw me out"

Teachers must support BN

Anwar will be the last one standing

"I am Malay first and Malaysian last"

Muhyiddin in Washington to scare off investors

Why DPM so stubborn on reverting back to English?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The downfall of Taib Mahmud has begun

Attempts to dislodge Sarawak's longest serving Chief Minister has begun

A group calling itself Friends of Pakatan Rakyat will be hitting the Bolsover Street in London on 28 February (this Monday) at 9 am in the hope of starting a revolution against Taib Mahmud, the chief minister of Sarawak.

On the 28th February concerned Malaysians and friends would like to highlight Taib's personal responsibility for the chopping down of most of Sarawak's rainforests at the expense of the indigenous communities. We would also like to protest against the international community's inaction with regard to Taib's blatant corruption and his placement of assets worth millions of dollars in Western countries.

The agenda is very straight-forward: help PR unseat BN in Sarawak. And the way to do it is to get very personal and by telling the people of Sarawak that they can stop being cowards and start being as brave as the people of Egypt. It is no secret that the Oppostion will be using Taib Mahmud's long tenure as CM of the state as a weapon to anger Sarawak's people. Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim, although embattled in his own state and party, set the ball rolling by telling Sarawakians to bring down their Chief Minister.

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Joceline Tan: Coming election is the best opportunity for Pakatan Rakyat to unseat Taib

BN and MACC not interested to prosecute Taib

Monday, February 07, 2011

Penang is a success because of me

Ex-CM Koh Tsu Koon trying hard to claim brownie points for himself

Bernama reports that the achievements enjoyed by the current Penang government are due to efforts carried out by the Barisan Nasional (BN) state government previously.

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon who said this, cited the development of health tourism in Penang as one of the achievements of the previous state government.

"Health tourism has developed here since 1996 through the state and federal government's establishing cooperation in this area with Indonesia.

"As a result, Penang has been receiving the highest number of tourists in this sector. This does not happen only now but since then (1990's," he said in his speech at the Penang BN Chinese New Year open house, here, Sunday.

Koh, who is also Penang BN chairman, said the previous state government under his leadership had provided a strong foundation and platform for the present state government to manage the state.

Image from "A Piece of My Mind"

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Mkini: Guan Eng checkmates Tsu Koon during Open House

Lim Guan Eng: Running Penang is like playing "Survivor" every day.

DPM Muhyiddin: Penang a shiny example of a well governed state

Najib worried about Egypt-style revolution in Malaysia

Returning students from Egypt warned not to bring revolution back home

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has warned against any attempt to usurp power in Malaysia, using demonstrations like those in Egypt.

“Don’t think that what is happening there must also happen in Malaysia. We will not allow it to happen here,” he said at the national-level Chinese New Year open house in Miri.

Egypt has seen 13 days of protests for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak and the embattled regime failed to clinch what would have been a landmark deal with the opposition groups yesterday. The parties, including the Muslim Brotherhood, rejected as insufficient an offer to include them in the political reform plans.

Rosmah's PR machine in full gear

MarinaM: Showing the world what Democracy means

Zainah Anwar: Malaysia left behind as Arab world leaps for democracy

Tourist 1: Malaysian Embassy in Cairo deserted us

Tourist 2: Malaysia Airlines profiting from canceled flights

JR: Isn't it great to know just how good Najib's 1Malaysia has become?!