Monthly Archives: August 2009

Give Kadazandusun based party chance to represent their people: Tailin

Godfrey Daya (left) and Tailin Mainan (right) at UPKO Kimanis meeting 0809Membakut : In conjunction with the on-going Election Commission (EC) re-delineation exercise of state constituency in Sabah, UPKO Kimanis Division chief Mr. Tailin Mainan suggest that Barisan Nasional especially UMNO should give chance to its Kadazandusun Murut based party counterpart to represent their own community in all constituency. This is inline with the principal of power sharing concept which upheld by all of Barisan Nasional component party. He was speaking during Kimanis UPKO divisional meeting recently in Membakut. 

Mr. Tailin reiterate that some UMNO members should stop making claims for KDM seats especially through the mass media.

 “What is happening in Kota Marudu and Keningau is disheartening. Making claims on KDM majority seats and asking a Barisan Nasional component deputy president to give up his seat is ridiculous. Who give them authority to dictate other component party? ” 

He urges all UPKO members to stay calm and don’t react to such baseless claims made by some UMNO members. 

“After all UMNO have dominated more than 55% of seats in Sabah apart from contesting all bumiputera seats in West Malaysia. UPKO never argue this.” Tailin also noted that former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had declared UPKO as the only party that represented the KDM race during the UPKO Congress in 2003. 

He believe that under the new leadership of Prime Minister Datuk Sri Najib who is also the Barisan Nasional Chairman, will be fair and understand the needs of minority component party in Barisan Nasional.

Tailin, who is also UPKO supreme council member, reminded that UPKO, all these while, fighting for the KDM cause in education, language, citizenship and other matters.

“KDM community numbers are less than one million in whole entire world. We cannot determine the rules of the game because we are too few and mostly will be dictate by Malay majority “We just want to make sure that the minority are well represented and respected in the country” he stressed.

Also present during the meeting were Kimanis UPKO  Deputy Chief, Gundohing Godfrey Daya, all division members as well as Kimanis UPKO wing leaders Wilfred Stephen and Cecilia Ondoi.

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Pemuda PBS Matunggong tepis tuntutan UMNO

MATUNGGONG: Ketiga-tiga kerusi pilihan raya di Kota Marudu sudah dipegang oleh Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) sejak ditubuhkan dan adalah mengeruhkan keadaan sekiranya ada parti komponen Barisan Nasional (BN) cuba meminta salah satu kerusi itu.

Ketua Pemuda PBS Matunggong, Marius Masain berkata baik ketika berada dalam pembangkang mahupun kerajaan, rakyat di kawasan Kota Marudu tidak pernah sekalipun mengabaikan mandat mereka untuk meletakkan PBS sebagai wakil di ketiga-tiga kawasan itu.

“Justeru tiada sebab mengapa suara rakyat perlu dinafikan untuk meminta PBS mewakili kawasan-kawasan ini hanya kerana ada parti komponen yang mahu mendapatkan bahagian kerusi.

“Dasar pembahagian kerusi sudah dikompromikan ketika penyertaan semula PBS ke dalam BN dan adalah tidak bijak sekiranya dasar itu mahu diubah sesuka hati hanya kerana mahu melayan permintaan pihak tertentu,” kata Marius.

Marius berkata demikian ketika menyampaikan ucapan dasar Pemuda PBS Bahagian Matunggong sempena mesyuarat agung bahagian berkenaan pada Khamis yang telah dirasmikan oleh Timbalan Presiden PBS, Datuk Dr. Maximus Johnity Ongkili.

Tiga kerusi yang dimaksudkan Marius ialah kawasan Parlimen Kota Marudu, kawasan Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Tandek dan DUN Matunggong. Kesemua kerusi ini diwakili PBS.

Kenyataan Marius itu merujuk kepada ucapan Ketua Umno Bahagian Kota Marudu, Wetrom Bahanda @ Mohd Fikri yang memohon kepada Perhubungan Umno Negeri dan Pusat agar memberikan salah satu kerusi berkenaan kepada Umno pada pilihan raya umum akan datang.

Menurut Marius lagi, kenyataan Wetrom yang turut tersiar di sebuah akhbar tempatan boleh melemahkan kekuatan BN dan bercanggah dengan konsep 1Malaysia yang diilhamkan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

“Kenyataan itu boleh melemahkan kerjasama yang baik dalam semangat sesama parti komponen BN dan pucuk pimpinan BN perlu melihat perkara itu secara serius dan kalau boleh pihak yang menimbulkan percanggahan perlu dikenakan tindakan disiplin,” kata Marius.

Dalam mesyuarat itu, Pemuda PBS Matunggong meluluskan usul agar Dr Maximus terus dicalonkan bagi kerusi Parlimen Kota Marudu pada pilihan raya umum akan datang.

 

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Mutilated Playboy model Jasmine Fiore identified by her breast implants

Lisa Lepore, second from right, mother of former model Jasmine Fiore, is comforted by unidentified family friends at news conference at the Buena Park City Hall, in a Buena Park, California

Lisa Lepore, second from right, mother of former model Jasmine Fiore, is comforted by unidentified family friends at news conference at the Buena Park City Hall, in a Buena Park, California Photo: AP
Jasmine Fiore, who has been identified as the woman whose body was found stuffed inside a suitcase and placed in a dumpster.

Jasmine Fiore, who has been identified as the woman whose body was found stuffed inside a suitcase and placed in a dumpster. Photo: GETTY/AP
Reality show contestant Ryan Alexander Jenkins sought in model's death

Police believe Ryan Alexander Jenkins reported her missing on Saturday night – after her body had been found – and then disappeared when detectives said they wanted to talk to him Photo: SPLASH
 
Investigators in California said Jasmine Fiore, 28, was identified using the serial number from her implants because detectives could not use fingerprints or dental records.

The US authorities are hunting for Ryan Alexander Jenkins her boyfriend, a reality TV contestant, who on Thursday was charged with her murder.

 Miss Fiore had her fingers and teeth “forcibly removed”, prosecutors said.

Mr Jenkins, 32, is thought to haev slipped into Canada after driving and power-boating more than 1,000 miles from southern California after the corpse of Miss Fiore was found in a suitcase dumped in a rubbish bin in Los Angeles on Saturday.

“The victim had been badly beaten, all of her fingers had been cut off, and all of her teeth had been forcibly removed,” said a statement from the California prosecutors.

Canada said its security forces were looking for Mr Jenkins.

Police believe Mr Jenkins reported her missing on Saturday night – after her body had been found – and then disappeared when detectives said they wanted to talk to him.

Mr Jenkins was a contestant on the VH1 reality show Megan Wants a Millionaire, a US television show in which men with a net worth of at least $1 million vie to win a woman seeking to become a “trophy wife”. He is variously described as an architect, property developer and investment banker.

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Accused of ‘enticing’ Iking

KUALA LUMPUR: A high-profile trial is shaping up with the husband of celebrity TV presenter Daphne Iking accusing a corporate figure of “enticing” his wife.

The man has dragged the managing director to court under Section 498 of the Penal Code for “enticing or taking away or detaining with a criminal intent a married woman.”

Choy Khin Ming, dressed smartly in a white shirt and black pants, stood in the dock as his lawyers and the aggrieved husband’s lawyers introduced themselves to magistrate Mohd Faizi Che Abu.

The appearance of two other lawyers, Ravi Nekoo and Pushpa Ratnam, took the court by surprise when the former told magistrate Mohd Faizi Che Abu that they were there to hold a watching brief for Iking and may file to ask questions later.

Even before the hearing began, things got heated with lawyers from both sides at loggerheads over an application to adjourn the trial. At one point, they even got into a shouting match.

Choy’s lead counsel Jagjit Singh sought for an adjournment saying he was recovering from a recent heart ailment and needed more time to study the documents which he had been receiving in stages.

Jagjit tendered medical certificates to the court to prove that he was medically unfit to proceed. He told the court that the documents he received included the marriage certificate, passport copies, e-mails and invoices.

daphne Iking“The latest set was sent to us yesterday (Aug 19), but I have not seen it until just now. I need more time to study them,” he added.

Wong Kian Kheong is leading the prosecution team on behalf of the celebrity’s husband.

Wong sought for the trial to continue and told the court that he had proposed to Jagjit to conduct cross-examinations in late October to give him time to rest and prepare for the summons charge.

“This is a case of justice and should be expedited in the interest of the public and victim. I suggest a compromise in the interest of all stakeholders. There is no prejudice towards the accused,” he remarked.

To a question by the magistrate, Pushpa said she would make a formal application to challenge the summons and the constitutionality of Section 498.

“It is archaic and no longer has a place in society. It is a total affront to women to suggest that we can be so easily enticed and so stupid enough to be enticed,” she said.

Mohd Faizi adjourned the case to today and said he would deal with Pushpa’s application when a formal application was submitted to court. Jagjit, he added, could cross-examine in October if he felt unwell today.

Iking got married on Jan 27, 2007 in Bali, and gave birth to Isobel, who is now 21 months old. Iking is a TV presenter, host and brand ambassador.

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UMNO, Kalah di kawasan Melayu beralih ke kerusi Kadazan?

muhibbahParti komponen dari Barisan Nasional sibuk melobi kerusi-kerusi baru yang bakal dibentuk melalui persempadanan semula. Ada juga yang melobi-lobi kerusi yang ditinggalkan oleh parti SAPP. Namun yang memeranjatkan kita ialah parti Melayu UMNO yang terang-terang bersifat ‘Ketuanan Melayu’  berani mengusulkan mahu semua kerusi pemimpin Kadazandusun.  Ada yang mahu YB Maximus Ongkili berundur. Kalau pemimpin UMNO Sabah sendiri biadap dengan pemimpin UPKO, PBS dan komponen lain, apa lagi sifat biadap mereka kepada rakyat?

Saya rasa tidak sesuailah UMNO Sabah menyalak pada pokok kerana terdapat 3 parti komponen lain yang berasaskan Kadazandusun murut. Senario sekarang berbeza dengan tahun sebelun 2000, kerana nampak sangat kekosongan suara Kadazandusun  selepas PBS meninggalkan Barisan Nasional pada 1990. Kini PBS telah kembali dalam BN, pemimpin “Kadazandusun” UMNO Sabah pun bagai cacing kepanasan mencari lobang. Ada yang mengancam nak masuk PKR! Ada yang nak sabotaj parti komponen lain waktu pilihanraya PRU-12 dulu.

Presepsi pengundi sekarang ialah UMNO ini parti tamak, sudah tidak diguna pakai oleh orang-orang Melayu di Semenanjung Malaysia jika diukur dari setiap kekalahan demi kekalahan bertalu-talu parti itu melalui beberapa pilihan raya kecil. Oleh itu, nasihat saya, UMNO ukur baju di badan sendiri dulu….sebelum menggugat parti Kadazandusun Murut lain.

Wasallam.

Taragang Rasuk.

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Who the hell is Almida binti Zakaria?

kuburPlease go this link :
http://advocateviews.blogspot.com/2009/08/sabah-umno-puteri-dies-in-illegal.html
and
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2009/08/08/midwife-arrested-malaysian-woman039s-death.html

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PERMATANG PASIR BY-ELECTION: The shame of a simple mistake

Failure to spot Rohaizat’s past may cost BN dearly

SHAMSUL YUNOS Malay Mail

Permatang%20Pasir%20By-electionThursday, August 20th, 2009

To say that Barisan Nasional (BN) has made it difficult for itself when it chose a candidate, that is a soft target for the Pakatan Rakyat (PR), is a massive understatement.

If this is a pole-climbing contest, BN has smeared theirs with grease and put bamboo spikes at the bottom of the pole, and told their candidate to climb up, with one hand tied behind his back at night, during a thunderstorm.

The laws of probability say their candidate for Permatang Pasir Rohaizat Othman still has a chance but there are so many zeroes padding the decimal point that for Rohaizat’s actual chance of winning is smaller than finely chopped bacteria.

Even the most strident Umno supporters have been scratching their heads, wondering how a simple background check failed to highlight a possible legal minefield in the candidate’s history.

BN made such a fantastic choice of candidate for Manek Urai and proved to themselves that, first and foremost, people just want honest and hardworking candidate to look to and consider voting for. But, it appears now that this is not the case in their choice for Permatang Pasir.

Rohaizat’s past has been the topic of most political speeches since the start of campaigning and the questions raised by PR speakers were simple ones, but they struck close to the heart.

The statement by the Bar Council that Rohaizat was struck off the Roll of Advocates and Solicitors because the complaint was personal to him is a major blow, making it even more difficult for Umno to prop up their candidate’s limp credibility.

Some have suggested that BN should go along the lines that Pakatan Rakyat’s leadership is a veritable roll call of ex-convicts; Anwar was jailed for sodomy, Lim Guan Eng was behind bars for breaking the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984, Muhammad Sabu was caught with a woman he was not married to in a hotel room and the list goes on.

Those are facts but they are not the sort that fence sitters are attracted to and it has nothing to do with PAS candidate, Mohd Salleh Man.

The opening act fiasco in Permatang Pasir has apparently caused deep unhappiness within the BN machinery, with some people talking about darker shades of grey creeping up amongst grassroots leaders.

This sort of mutinous talk will not help BN’s assault in Permatang Pasir and each day that passes without any concrete evidence of Rohaizat’s innocence is another day wasted in the effort to win over undecided voters.

The bottom line is PR’s smear campaign on Rohaizat’s personality will make it difficult for people to justify voting for him. As humans, we have an in-built moral circuit breaker. It is called shame.

There is no doubt that the circuit breaker had been triggered in many voters who are thinking of tipping the scale on BN’s behalf. So now, even if they are still resolved to vote for Rohaizat, they will have to do it quietly with their heads hanging low.

You cannot win an election without a strong sense of pride and that is sorely lacking in the BN camp.

For most reporters on the ground, the Permatang Pasir by-election is a major letdown; the climax came even before the heavy petting ended and we are left holding on to a limp campaign.

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