17 April 2010

Suasana Penamaan Calon Hulu Selangor






Hulu Selangor: Gelanggang Dibuka, Sah 4 Calon Bertanding

KUALA KUBU BHARU: Pilihan raya kecil Parlimen Hulu Selangor pada 25 April ini menyaksikan saingan empat penjuru antara Barisan Nasional (BN), Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) dan dua calon Bebas.

Empat calon berkenaan ialah P. Kamalanathan (BN), Datuk Zaid Ibrahim (PKR), Johan Mohd Diah (Bebas) dan S. Chandran (Bebas).

Ia diumumkan oleh Pegawai Pengurus Pilihan Raya Hulu Selangor, Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan kira-kira pukul 11.25 pagi tadi.

Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) menerima keempat-empat pencalonan mereka selepas tiada bantahan dibuat dalam tempoh sejam selepas proses penamaan calon tutup pada pukul 10 pagi.

"Sehingga tempoh bantahan ditutup pada pukul 11 pagi, saya tidak menerima sebarang bantahan," katanya selepas mengumumkan perkara berkenaan di perkarangan Kompleks Sukan Pejabat Daerah Hulu Selangor di sini hari ini.

Zaid merupakan calon terawal menyerahan borang iaitu pada pukul 9.06 pagi, diikuti Kamalanathan pada pukul 9.30pagi.

Selain itu Chandran pada pukul 9.34 pagi dan Johan dua minit kemudian.

Pilihan raya kecil kerusi Parlimen Hulu Selangor diadakan berikutan kematian penyandangnya Datuk Dr Zainal Abidin Ahmad daripada PKR pada 25 Mac lepas kerana barah otak.

Allahyarham menewaskan calon BN Datuk G. Palanivel dengan majoriti tipis 198 undi pada pilihan raya umum 2008. Allahyarham memperoleh 23,177 undi manakala Palanivel yang juga Timbalan Presiden MIC, mendapat 22,979 undi.

Kerusi Hulu Selangor meliputi tiga kawasan Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) iaitu Hulu Bernam, Kuala Kubu Baharu dan Batang Kali, yang ketiga-tiganya diwakili BN. Kawasan Parlimen itu mempunyai 64,500 pengundi termasuk 799 pengundi pos.

Daripada jumlah itu 34,020 pengundi atau 52.7 peratus adalah pengundi Melayu, 16,964 pengundi atau 26.3 peratus adalah pengundi Cina dan 12,453 pengundi atau 19.3 peratus adalah pengundi India selain terdapat 1,000 pengundi Orang Asli.

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Suaram asks French court to probe possible submarine-Altantuya link

KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 — Human rights group Suaram has sought help from the French courts to probe allegations that Malaysia’s purchase of two submarines from France is linked to the 2006 murder of Mongolian beauty Altantuyaa Shaariibu.

Political rivals have claimed that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had known her but he has denied the accusations. He was also defence minister when the submarine deal was inked.

Suaram director Dr Kua Kia Soong said they are seeking justice for Altantuya with the French court “since the Malaysian courts have failed to shed light on her grisly murder.”

“Although two former bodyguards of the Prime Minister have been charged, the motives for the murder have not been probed by the Malaysian court,” Kua said in a statement issued today.

“We believe that there is more to the murder of Altantuya and that what is in question is millions of ringgit in commissions associated with the RM4.7 billion Scorpene submarines deal. This has grave consequences for both Malaysian and French tax payers,” he added.

French lawyers, acting on behalf of Suaram, have filed with Parisian prosecutors to investigate the submarine deal between the Malaysian government and DNC, France’s biggest defence conglomerate.

DCN’s subsidiary Amaris makes the Scorpene submaries which was sold to Malaysia.

It was brought up in the Malaysian Parliament that €114 million (RM500 million) has been paid to a Malaysia-based company called Perimekar, for “coordination and support services” in the submarines transaction.

Perimekar was wholly owned by another company, KS Ombak Laut Sdn Bhd, which in turn was controlled by Najib’s associate, Razak Baginda. Razak’s wife Mazlinda Makhzan was the principal shareholder in this company.

Perimekar was registered in 2001, a few months before the signing of the contracts for the sale and Suaram claimed the company did not appear to have the financial resources to complete the contract.

“None of the directors and shareholders of Perimekar have any experience in the construction or maintenance of submarines,” alleged the group further.

Altantuya was allegedly the translator and Razak’s jilted lover. She was said to have participated in negotiations over the purchase of the submarines.

“By her own admission in a letter found after her death, she was attempting to blackmail Razak for US$500,000 worth of commission from the purchase.”

Although two police officers have been charged and convicted for the crime, the motives for the murder have not been probed by the Malaysian court.

Razak was charged with abetting the crime bit subsequently acquitted in November 2008 under questionable circumstances.

“The submarine deal was never brought up in court during the murder trial which saw prosecutors, defence attorneys and the judge judiciously keeping Najib’s name out of the proceedings,” blasted Suaram.

Suaram’s move to seek legal recourse with the French court was reported in regional news network Asian Sentinel.

In the report, it was stated that the Altantuya murder was not the only death related to arms deal involving DCN and that the French court have been probing on other similar allegations.

Suaram in concluding its statement said it hopes the French justice system will reveal “more than what the Malaysian judicial system has failed to deliver so far and will bring justice and closure to the family of Altantuya”.

“(This will also) force the French and Malaysian Governments to be accountable to their peoples on the submarines contract,” it added.


from : http://www.themalaysianinsider.com

Sekitar penamaan calon PRK P.094 Hulu Selangor

11.40pagi: Calon bebas, Johan Mohd Diah ketika ditanya apakah agenda dan sebab masuk bertanding, beliau hanya menjawab "No komen, saya akan terangkan ketika berkempen".

11.25 pagi: SPR mengumumkan 4 orang calon layak bertanding. Datuk Zaid Ibrahim (PKR), P.Kamalanathan (BN), dan dua orang calon Bebas, VS Chandran dan Johan Mohd Diah.

Proses penamaan calon selesai dan para penyokong mula bersurai.

11.00 pagi: Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahalan, Pegawai Pengurus Bahagian Pilihan Raya Kecil P.094 mengumumkan tempoh bantahan ditutup.

10.00 pagi: SPR mengumumkan tempoh penyerahan borang penamaan calon telah tamat dan kini dibuka untuk tempoh bantahan sehingga jam 11 pagi.

Dua calon Bebas, VS Chandran dan Johan Mohd Diah, masing-masing peniaga turut menyerahkan borang pencalonan selain Datuk Zaid Ibrahim (PKR) dan P Kamalanathan (BN).

Anuraadha a/p Jeyasingam pula mendakwa dihalang polis hampir 1 jam di luar kawasan penamaan calon sehingga mengakibatkan beliau terlewat menghantar borang selepas jam 10 pagi.

Ujarnya, MIC tidak ada hak menghalang beliau menawarkan diri sebagai calon Bebas walaupun merupakan penyumbang utama dana kepada MIC.

Tambahnya lagi, beliau menjadi calon atas kemahuannya, bukan ditaja oleh mana-mana pihak.

9.42 pagi: Di bawah khemah Pakatan: Pemimpin BN dan Pakatan Rakyat mengambil peluang saling bertanya khabar sementara menunggu calon masing-masing selesai menyerahkan borang pencalonan.

9.40 pagi: Difahamkan dua calon bebas menghantar borang pencalonan, seorang Melayu dan seorang India.

8.55 pagi: Calon diiringi Datuk Seri Anwar, Timbalan Presiden PAS dan Menteri Besar Selangor masuk ke dewan.

Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan, Pegawai Pengurus Pilihanraya P.094 mengumumkan buka penyerahan borang penamaan dari jam 9 pagi hingga 10 pagi.

Datuk Zaid Ibrahim masuk ke dewan pencalonan jam 9 pagi sejurus dewan diumum buka oleh SPR.

Manakala Naib Presiden PAS, Salahudin Ayub di dewan pencalonan membuat bantahan tentang beberapa kain rentang mewakili Umno BN di kawasan larangan yang ditetapkan oleh SPR.

8.44 pagi: Presiden PAS, Tuan Guru Abdul Hadi Awang dan MP Padang Serai Gobalakrishnan kelihatan terkandas di pintu masuk kawasan penamaan calon. Antara pimpinan Pakatan Rakyat yang hadir.

8.35 pagi: Perarakan kini sampai ke sekatan pihak polis lebih kurang 50 meter dari tempat penamaan.

Penyokong Pakatan Rakyat dianggarkan lebih 10 ribu  Penyokong Pakatan kini berkumpul di         hadapan sekatan polis. Mereka melaungkan "Hancur Umno", "Altantuya Mongolia".

8.31 pagi: Presiden PAS, Datuk Seri Tuan Guru Abdul Hadi Awang mengetuai perarakan
 
8.23 pagi: Mengetuai lebih 150 orang asli dari Kampung Penderas, Temerloh, Pahang, Tok Reng bin Kasim antara kelompok yang menarik perhatian khalayak dalam perarakan Pakatan Rakyat.Menurut beliau, kedatangan mereka sebagai tanda protes pada kerajaan kerana merampas tanah adat Orang Asli di Pahang.

8.14 pagi: Datuk seri Anwar baru tiba bersama Menteri Besar Selangor

Dijangkakan lebih 7ribu penyokong Pakatan Rakyat, termasuk 3,500 jentera berdaftar dari PAS, PKR dan DAP.

Menunggu perbarisan teratur, seorang pimpinan Pemuda PAS memimpin bacaan doa wahdah, isyarat menentang kerjasama Kerajaan Pusat dengan Firma Perundingan Antarabangsa APCO Worldwide yang pro Zionis Israel.

8.13 pagi: Penyokong sedang menunggu ketibaan calon pakatan, Datuk Zaid Ibrahim dan Menteri Besar Selangor, Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim

7.54 pagi: Penyokong Pakatan akan mulakan perarakan

Bertempat di perkarangan Pasar Awam Kuala Kubu Baru, sukarelawan Pakatan Rakyat sedang membuat persiapan perarakan ke kawasan Penamaan Calon, Dewan Serba Guna KKB.

Menurut Amiruddin Shaari, Adun Batu Caves, perarakan dijangka bermula sekitar jam 8 pagi.

Di perbarisan hadapan, kelihatan Timbalan Presiden PAS Nasharuddin Mat Isa, Naibnya Salahuddin Ayub, Naib Presiden PKR Azmin Ali dan banyak lagi pimpinan Pakatan Rakyat dari pelbagai peringkat.

7.44 pagi: Penyokong Pakatan Rakyat akan mula berarak ke stesen bas Kuala Kubu ke pusat penamaan calon di Dewan Serbaguna dan Kompleks Sukan Hulu Selangor, Kuala Kubu Baru

7.38pagi: Penyokong Pakatan Rakyat mula memenuhi tempat berkumpul yang dikhaskan pihak keselamatan, kira-kira 50 meter dari tempat penamaan calon.

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LYRIC

A blinding flash of white light
Lit up the sky over Gaza tonight
People running for cover
Not knowing whether they're dead or alive

They came with their tanks and their planes
With ravaging fiery flames
And nothing remains
Just a voice rising up in the smoky haze

We will not go down
In the night, without a fight
You can burn up our mosques and our homes and our schools
But our spirit will never die
We will not go down
In Gaza tonight

Women and children alike
Murdered and massacred night after night
While the so-called leaders of countries afar
Debated on who's wrong or right

But their powerless words were in vain
And the bombs fell down like acid rain
But through the tears and the blood and the pain
You can still hear that voice through the smoky haze

We will not go down
In the night, without a fight
You can burn up our mosques and our homes and our schools
But our spirit will never die
We will not go down
In Gaza tonight