Najib’s.in accordance with rule of law Abdul Gani Patail, the slimiest Attorney-General Malaysia has had to endure needed degree of credibility to the system

 

 

Prosecutors — whether federal or state — operate under strict rules of disclosure about what they ethically are permitted to discuss publicly about a pending case. And all lawyers, including those in private practice, are bound to constraints in what they can discuss about a case. The American Bar Association’s Rule 3.6, for example, admonishes lawyers against making “an extrajudicial statement that the lawyer knows or reasonably should know” will prejudice a legal proceeding. Such rules help to bring an always-needed degree of credibility to the system. Until now.
Enter the world of Ms. Nafissatou Diallo — until this week the semi-anonymous Sofitel Hotel maid whose allegations that former IMF General Manager Dominique Strauss-Kahn (“DSK”) forced her to commit sexual acts against her will on May 14th, led to his arrest. Diallo and her lead lawyer, Kenneth Thompson, have thrown all normal rules of professional conduct to the wind and decided instead to conduct their case in the manner of the famous showman, P.T. Barnum.
When it became obvious several weeks ago that his client had major credibility issues, Thompson decided to play the hottest card of all — the race card. For this, he enlisted the support of New York City politicians, including State Sen. Bill Perkins and Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson. They appeared with Thompson and other assorted supporters of Diallo at a news conference, to declare loudly for the assembled media, that racism was behind efforts to get Manhattan D.A. Cyrus Vance to drop the charges against DSK.
However, this craven attempt to pressure Vance to continue the case against DSK no matter the state of the evidence or the problematic background of the alleged victim, did not bring the immediate desired result — a public promise to prosecute by the D.A. So Thompson decided to kick it up a notch. He and his client now have taken the case to the media with a determination that would make publicity hound Kim Kardashian green with envy.

Abdul Gani Patail, the slimiest Attorney-General Malaysia has had to endure.

Look at these faces closely, folks. Some you already know, only too well – like the infamous asshole pictured right, pretending piety while lying and oozing semen through every orifice…

A few you wouldn’t recognize even if they were sitting next to you on the train. If investigating officer DSP Jude Blacious Pereira (below, left) wasn’t in uniform, would you recognize him on the street?

They all have one thing in common: their involvement in the obscene plot to put Anwar Ibrahim back behind bars over a nonsensical charge of sodomy – in the hope that with Anwar locked away, the opposition coalition called Pakatan Rakyat will lose its impetus to replace Barisan Najis as the government of the day in Malaysia.

The statutes against anal and oral sex are a relic of Victorian era colonial rule. Whereas in Britain these statutes have long fallen into disuse and died a natural death, in Malaysia they have been dusted off and abused, twice, to persecute one particular individual – a charismatic political figure named Anwar Ibrahim, whose greatest crime was to challenge the extended dictatorial reign of Mahathir Mohamad, who became prime minister in 1981 and only stepped down on 31 October 2003 under pressure from his political party, Umno.

Anwar Ibrahim has the dubious distinction of being the only Malaysian to be publicly humiliated by accusations of pederasty, and forced to endure tortuous and twisted mock trials presided over by kangaroo judges – like the late unlamented Augustine Paul and the gormless Zabidin Mohd Diah (pictured left).

Anwar was also imprisoned for 6 years and an insidious attempt made on his life while serving out his sentence through gradual arsenic poisoning. All this occurred under Mahathir Mohamad’s watch – and the same old shit is happening again to Anwar Ibrahim under Najib Razak’s insufferable crime ministership.

Dr Seah Lay Hong, government forensic chemist, seems less concerned with the truth than keeping her job…

And we the public seem capable of only watching this perverse abuse of the law and shaking our heads in utter disbelief.

We owe it to ourselves – and our own posterity – to stop this gross mockery of rule of law and massive insult to our intelligence. In approximately one month, the mock trial of Anwar Ibrahim (Phase Two) will grind to an inevitable conclusion. Solicitor-General II Yusof Zainal Abidin (above, right), leads the prosecution with an inquisitorial fervor totally inappropriate to the frivolity of the alleged offence, and the grotesquely shady circumstances surrounding it.

After all, Saiful the Accuser stated in open court that he visited the then deputy prime minister, Najib Razak, and his power-hungry wife Rosmah Mansor, at their private residence a couple of days before lodging a police report against Anwar. Najib himself was forced to admit as much during a press conference on 3 July 2008. This fact alone is enough to cast an opague shadow of serious doubt over the entire political charade.

If we allow this great son of Malaysia, Anwar Ibrahim, to be imprisoned again for a completely anachronistic “crime” – and it’s absolutely irrelevant whether or not the accusation leveled against him has any basis whatsoever – then we as citizens of this nation fully deserve to be mentally shackled, morally deformed, and condemned to neverending BN misrule unto forever.

Najib Razak and his ambitious spouse Rosmah Mansor, Red Queen of Putrajaya. Goodbye… begone… and don’t come back!

The most intriguing aspect of this is not that Thompson would force his case onto the media stage rather than handle it professionally in the legal arena. What is truly depressing is that a once-respected news magazine, Newsweek, would demean itself so totally and fawn over Diallo’s story and persona.
The magazine’s current cover story – with a black and white profile of an unshaven, stern-looking and tie-less DSK, facing a profile of Diallo in soft color — reads largely like a puff piece by the magazine’s fashion editors. The article recounts in detail the maid’s selfless journey from Africa to the Sofitel Hotel in New York City; and the many times she claims to have been victimized previously. The reader learns how she sacrifices for everyone but herself because, after all, she never “think[s] about money” (though she does pull down more than $52,000 a year cleaning hotel rooms). The reader can almost see the halo appear over Diallo’s head as she claims piously, “we are poor, but we are good.”

TODAY WE KNOW WHY SENIOR ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER (SAC) II MOHD RODWAN MOHD YUSOF MET MOHD SAIFUL BUKHARI AZLAN IN ROOM 619 OF THE CONCORDE HOTEL IN KUALA LUMPUR.

 

Why do we send monkeys to Washington to convince them that we are not monkeys? Come on, the law of the jungle does not work in Washington. Obviously to save the Malaysian reputation after some obvious dumb answers given by Nazri, the sponsor have to turn it into off the record to save face for Malaysia. The other 2 were so scare to face Washingtonians that they hide away from the seminar to let dumb Nazri be the fall guy. 

I have said it before and I am saying it again: With this sodomy part II Najib will surely be the last PM of Malaysia from UMNO. The people will be the judge, not some hand-picked corrupted judges answerable only to the BN govt. Nazri being Nazri is a gifted but stupid clown. That’s why the other two smart clowns pulled out at the last minute. Enough said!
Why do we send monkeys to Washington to convince them that we are not monkeys? Come on, the law of the jungle does not work in Washington. Obviously to save the Malaysian reputation after some obvious dumb answers given by Nazri, the sponsor have to turn it into off the record to save face for Malaysia. The other 2 were so scare to face Washingtonians that they hide away from the seminar to let dumb Nazri be the fall guy.
This is a total waste of taxpayer money. No amount of lobbying can change the perception of Malaysia in Washington unless the rule of law is not abused and blatant political prosecution is not conducted and the judiciary is purge off all those biased and unqualified judges
Seminar participant and former US envoy to Malaysia John R Malott told Malaysiakini that the seminar was the “strangest” that he had attended in Washington DC.
“I found it unusual that the session was off-the-record. This is very rare for a Washington think-tank,” he said.
“The seminar was very strange because there were supposed to be three speakers, but throughout, only one person, Minister Nazri, was there. Abdul Gani never came at all.”
Malott said he had hoped Abdul Gani would be present because he had specific questions regarding the conduct of the prosecution team in Anwar’s sodomy trial.
He said that the prosecution is required by law to give the defence team whatever evidence necessary for the accused to mount a defence but prosecutors are doing the exact opposite.
“How can they convince us (that it is a fair trial) when they withhold vital information needed defend someone. In America there is no question about this. It will be certainly hard to convince us that this trial is fair,” he said. UMNO overdone the perception thing. It is not all about perception. You must have integrity, you must have honesty. All of which UMNO has none.
The US has their mission in K.L. and UMNO think they are like the Malaysian mission overseas
Before he answered the question about the ‘Allah’ controversy, Nazri told the Malaysiakini reporter not to report his answer before his lengthy reply. why did the two guys missing in action? You remember najib and saiful in najib’s office and then saiful and musa hassan in a hotel. Sth like sodomy comes into mind. Why all in pairs. Perhaps Gani and Hamid did the saiful thing the day they were absent from the CSIS dialogue. Who knows they are curious about how it felt to be screwed from behind. Saiful might have enlightened them the taste but they want to do it themselves to really get the feel.
This twit Nazri said Saiful is entitled to justice. Fine, then why is Anwar charge for consensual sodomy? Was Saiful a willing consensual partner and then magically became “victim” on whose behalf the whole apparatus of the Malaysian govt is seeking justice? Bah! The whole “seeking justice” bullshit is contradictory to the charge. and that ladies and gentlemen, was the sum total of governance and rule of law as sprouted by ernie bower and performed as droll display by two-bit actors some of whom disrespectfully bowed out while one not-so-valiantly exposed their critical depth of intelligence.That’s the problem when thieves, liars and murderers are the ones doing the ruling. Is this still new to Malaysians?These UMNO shitheads have no shame. They carry around the mentality of the kampung folks talking behind closed doors. It’s the world they’re at or the 1st class seats they took to US was so sedating they walked around in a daze?
Double standards are the norms rather than the exceptions and that is the very reason why in certain societies, nations, like Malaysia,nation building and the idea of a melting pot is elusive and a farce. Only a dream ,which is tied down by myriad of government policies. And had not some who also had been strong proponents of this “divide and rule ” policies themselves fell out of favor with the ruling elites of UMNO ,the fight for decency ,fairness and human rights that is currently going on would have never taken place. Called “change ” for a more honest and peaceful Malaysia for all Malaysians irrespective of beliefs and racial identities.
your honour,
“due to overwhelming public pressure” we the Rakyat want the umno pm to be tried in court for the many scandals which even the international audience would like to hear, please your honour……why are we still waiting for your action???
also your honour,
“due to overwhelming public pressure” and 50 Australian MPs, the charges against Anwar for sodomy 2 to be discharged and marked NFA.
No further questions, your honour !!!
with Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and former PKR Youth chief Ezam Mohd Nor,
 who was recently appointed senator.
Saiful told the High Court that Najib, who was then deputy prime minister, was initially sceptical about his allegation against Anwar Ibrahim, but this later turned to shock. 

The meeting took place at the deputy premier’s residence in Taman Duta on June 24, 2008, two days before the sodomy incident which led Saiful to file a police report against Opposition Leader Anwar.

On June 27, Saiful said he met Ezam in Rawang to complain to the latter about how Anwar had allegedly abused him.

Ezam, a former close confidant of Anwar since his days as deputy premier, had quit PKR after a fallout and since then has been on the warpath against his ex-boss.

Saiful, who was a former aide to the opposition leader, has claimed that he was sodomised by Anwar against his will at a condominium in Kuala Lumpur on June 26.

He has also claimed that it was not the first time that the man, whom he idolised, had done this to him.

Anwar, on the other hand, has described the charge as a political consipracy, similar to the one authored in 1998 which saw him jailed for sodomy.

Saiful also revealed details pertaining to his phone call to Inspector-General of Police Musa Hassan a day before the incident and his meeting with another top cop Rodhwan Mohd Yusof.

Saiful, on the third day of cross-examination by Anwar’s counsel Karpal Singh, said he first went to Najib’s office in January 2008 to get a support letter for a study loan to enrol for a pilot course in Kota Baharu.

“At that time, I did not see the deputy prime minister and only met his special officer,” he added.

30-minute meeting with Najib
Responding to another question, Saiful, 24, said he was taken to Najib’s house on June 24 by the latter’s ex-aide Khairil Anas.

“I went to Khairil’s house to tell him about this (sodomy allegation), and he then took me to Najib’s house,” he said, adding that they reached the latter’s residence around 8pm.

Saiful said he then spent some 30 minutes relating his ordeal to the deputy prime minister during the meeting, where Khairil was also present.

Asked if Najib had offered him any advice, the star witness replied: “No”.

Apart from this, Saiful also revealed to the court that he had caught a glimpse of Najib’s wife Rosmah Mansor at the house, but did not meet her personally.

He also denied meeting one ‘Datuk Mumtaz’ at Najib’s house.

It is believed that Karpal was referring to Mumtaz Jaafar, a former national runner, who now heads the National Athlete Welfare Foundation, in which Rosmah is the patron. Mumtaz is said to be a close friend of Rosmah.

Quizzed on how he had obtained the IGP’s phone number, Saiful said it happened by chance when he was in Najib’s house.

“Najib asked for Musa’s number from someone whom I cannot identify. I overheard the conversation and keyed the number into my mobile phone in case of emergency,” he added.

After the meeting with Najib, Saiful said Khairil drove him back to the latter’s house, and this was where he received a call from Rodhwan, and the police officer had asked Saiful to meet him at Melia Hotel on the same night.

“I met Rodhwan in a room at the hotel and told him what had happened to me,” he said, adding that he had only related his complaint verbally and did not lodge a report then.

‘Crank call’ to the IGP

Responding to Karpal, Saiful said Rodhwan did not advise him on what to do next, but had requested for another meeting at the Concorde Hotel on June 25. This was later cancelled.

As for Musa, Saiful said he had called the police chief on June 25 and had a brief conversation with him.

Karpal: Why telephone him?

Mohd Saiful: To complain about my problems.

Karpal: Many problems?

Mohd Saiful: Of course, I have many problems.

Karpal: Did you meet him?

Mohd Saiful: Only contacted him.

Karpal: When?

Mohd Saiful: On June 25, 2008, in the morning.

Karpal: You contacted him to tell him your problems, right?

Mohd Saiful: Yes, but I only spoke for a minute and was scolded by the IGP because he probably thought it was a crank call and put down the telephone. He also reminded me not to call him again.

To another question from Karpal, Saiful said he did not find it strange that he had managed to meet the deputy premier and call the IGP.

On his meeting with Ezam, Saiful said a colleague, by the name of Rahimi, and his uncle, Tuah Mohamad, took him to mee Ezam at the latter’s house at Bandar Tasik Puteri.

Asked by Karpal if he had known Ezam prior to that, Saiful said he only knew him superficially.

Saiful told the court that the late night meeting with Ezam, prior to the police report being lodged against Anwar, only ended the next morning.

The trial continues tomorrow.

Anwar, 63, is charged with sodomising his former aide Mohd Saiful, 25, at Unit 11-5-1 Desa Damansara Condominium, Jalan Setiakasih, Bukit Damansara, between 3.01pm and 4.30pm on June 26, 2008.

He is charged under Section 377B of the Penal Code and faces up to 20 years’ in jail and whipping upon conviction.

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 — The lead defence counsel in Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s Sodomy II trial today suggested that multiple DNA profiles found in Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan’s anus made him a “passive homosexual.”

During the cross-examination of government scientist Dr Seah Lay Hong, the veteran lawyer asked whether the evidence of DNA profiles found in Saiful’s anus would lead to that conclusion.
“I’m putting it to you that it is a logical conclusion, multiple DNA profiles in his anus makes him a passive homosexual,” said Karpal.
Dr Seah, in turn said that she was not in the position to comment on the matter.
Karpal then asked Dr Seah to comment on the proforma report on Saiful, where it was stated that Saiful had complained of “attempted” sodomy.
“If it was attempted sodomy, how could DNA be found in Saiful’s anus?” asked Karpal.
This bought lead prosecutor Datuk Mohd Yusof Zainal Abiden to object, saying that Dr Seah had nothing to do with the proforma report, and that therefore she need not answer.
In response, Karpal said that all he did was refer Dr Seah to a document (proforma report) which was already an exhibit.
Despite the prosecution’s objection, Judge Datuk Mohd Zabidin Mohd Diah allowed Karpal to proceed with the question.
Dr Seah said that it would not be possible for DNA profiles to be found in Saiful’s anus if it was attempted sodomy.
“No, it would not be possible,” said the forensic scientist.
The trial will continue in the afternoon with the prosecution’s reexamination of Dr Seah.
Saiful had complained that Anwar, his ex-boss, had sodomised him at a luxury condominium in upper-class Bukit Damansara here on June 26, 2008.
Saiful, now aged 25, has never named anyone else.
Anwar, the 63-year-old PKR de facto leader, is currently facing sodomy charges for the second time in his life.
He has denied the charge, describing it as “evil, frivolous lies by those in power” when the charge was read out to him.
He is charged under section 377B of the Penal Code and can be sentenced to a maximum of 20 years’ jail and whipping upon conviction. The trial is taking place 18 months after Anwar was charged in court in August 2008.
He was charged with sodomy and corruption in 1998 after he was sacked from the Cabinet and was later convicted and jailed for both offences.
He was freed in September 2004 and later resurrected his political career by winning back his Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat in a by-election in 2008, which had been held in the interim by his wife.
He led the opposition coalition, Pakatan Rakyat, to a historic sweep of five states and 82 parliamentary seats in Election 2008.

Who is Rodwan, other than the fact that he works for the IGP and is known as the police chief’s bagman and go-between with the organised crime syndicate that controls all the drugs, prostitution, loan-sharking and gambling rackets?
THE CORRIDORS OF POWER
Raja Petra Kamarudin
At 2.30pm on Wednesday, 25 June 2008, Senior Assistant Commissioner (SAC) II Mohd Rodwan Mohd Yusof met Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan in room 619 of the Concorde Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Prior to this secret meeting, Rodwan and Saiful spoke on the phone at least eight (8) times. 

Three days later, at 2.00pm on 28 June 2008, Saiful went to see Dr Mohamed Osman Abdul Hamid of the Hospital Pusrawi to ‘complain’ that he had been sodomised by ‘a very important person’ and that he wished to lodge a police report. The doctor, however, found no traces or evidence that he had been sodomised and suggested, for purposes of the police report, that Saiful go to a government hospital.

Who is Rodwan, other than the fact that he works for the IGP and is known as the police chief’s bagman and go-between with the organised crime syndicate that controls all the drugs, prostitution, loan-sharking and gambling rackets? Well, read the following archived reports to get a better understanding of this scumbag and slime-ball named Rodwan. Maybe then you can understand why he met Saiful in a hotel room three days before the sodomy allegation against Anwar Ibrahim exploded.

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Berita Harian
Rabu, 30 Disember 1998

Seorang pakar forensik Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) memberitahu Mahkamah Tinggi di sini hari ini bahawa contoh darah Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim tidak boleh digunakan untuk ujian DNA kerana ia diambil dan disediakan bagi ujian HIV, Hepatitis B dan VD (penyakit kelamin).

Dr Zahari Noor berkata, oleh kerana itu beliau menolak permintaan polis sebanyak dua kali supaya contoh darah itu digunakan untuk ujian DNA. Menurutnya, ketika di Ibu Pejabat Polis Bukit Aman pada 28 September lalu bagi mengambil darah Anwar, beliau ditanya oleh Asisten Mohd Rodwan Mohd Yusof sama ada ujian DNA boleh dilakukan terhadap Anwar. Katanya, beliau menasihatkan polis supaya tidak mengambil darah Anwar untuk ujian DNA kerana Anwar hanya memberi persetujuan supaya darahnya digunakan bagi ujian HIV, Hepatitis B dan VD.

“Pada 15 Oktober lalu, Mohd Rodwan dan SAC I (Senior Asisten Komisioner) Musa Hassan datang ke HKL dan bertanya sama ada mereka boleh mengambil contoh darah Anwar untuk analisis DNA,” katanya.

Dr Zahari: Kami memberikan empat sebab kepada polis mengapa ujian DNA tidak boleh dilakukan terhadap darah Anwar:

* contoh itu tidak disediakan untuk analisis DNA,

* ia tidak sesuai untuk ujian DNA,

* pendapat kami ialah keputusan ujian DNA itu tidak boleh dipercayai.

* ia boleh membawa keputusan yang mengelirukan kerana kami menyimpan contoh darah itu di dalam bekas biasa tanpa pengawet atau EDTA.

Katanya, mereka kemudian mencadangkan kepada polis bahawa mereka bersedia pada bila-bila masa untuk mengambil contoh darah Anwar di penjara Sungai Buloh untuk ujian DNA jika tertuduh membenarkannya.

 

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“In 1998-1999 trials, Anwar experienced the phenomenon of fabrication of DNA evidence. We had SAC Rodwan illegally removing DNA samples from forensic custody. In cross-examination of the prosecution’s witnesses it was exposed that DNA taken from blood samples was planted on the infamous mattress,” said Sivarasa.

“When confronted with this fact the prosecution amended its charge and persuaded the judge, Augustine Paul, to expunge the entire DNA evidence from the record, preventing Anwar’s lawyers from responding.”

 

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Police have never dilly-dallied in investigating the alleged sodomy against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim since the case was reported to police on June 28, said Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar. He said the police, instead, had been relentlessly seeking relevant and the latest information, besides giving the case priority, as it was a high-profile case.

“We want to solve this case as soon as possible. The investigating officer is constantly looking for new leads. We are doing our best and we need the cooperation of all quarters concerned,” he told Bernama when contacted here Tuesday.

Ismail was asked to comment on Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar’s statement on Monday, asking for police to speed up the investigations into the sodomy allegation against the Parti Keadilan Rakyat advisor.

He said since the police investigations began, some quarters had been making speculations and statements that could interfere with the investigations.

“I wish to warn everyone, including bloggers, not to disturb police investigations by disseminating material or information that is inaccurate or false.

“Action will be taken against those who deliberately try to interfere with the investigations. Let the police do a meticulous job,” he added.

 

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Sources told The Malaysian Insider that investigators are “crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s” and will be relying on Anwar’s DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) samples from 1998 when he faced similar charges which cost him the chance to be prime minister.

“Nobody wants a repeat of 1998 when the prosecution had to amend the charges. Anwar has alleged that he had an alibi for the 24 hours on the day the offence took place. So the authorities have to check everything out,” said an official who is familiar with the investigations.

“We understand that there is an attempt to quash credibility of the case even before the matter goes to court. The police cannot say too much because then they will be accused of trial by media and ministers cannot say much because they will be accused to interference.

“This case is built on strong scientific evidence,” the official added.

 

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This was posted on Susan Loone’s blog: 

Susan,

I would like to write the following statement in the name of GOD whom I believe.

I am a government doctor in the rank of consultant working in Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL). I know personally the doctors who examined Saiful on that day – 28 June 2008.

The so-called medical report mentioned in the NST is a fabrication or imagination by the UMNO paper. There is no such medical report submitted to the polis yet.

When examining Saiful, the specialist could not find any signs of Saiful being sodomised. Saiful was very cheerful, unlike real sodomised patients who will usually be very sad and disturbed.

Saiful was subsequently admitted to the ward and observed for a day. He was completely well in the ward and not emotionally disturbed.

Please let RPK know of this.

Thanks.

This article was first published in Malaysia Today on 30 July 2008

It must surely be a day of shame for the family of Saiful Bukhari Azlan especially his father, an Umno supporter who was proud to parade his son around the party circuit as the guy who brought Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim down.
It didn’t matter when the gossip all over Malaysia was that Saiful had received RM2 million for his starring role in the sodomy plot that Anwar had accused Prime Minister Najib Razak and wife Rosmah Mansor of hatching.
It didn’t matter when few Malaysians could believe it was possible that a strapping six-footer like Saiful could be compelled to perform oral sex on a frail 63-year old and then turn around and allow himself be sodomised.
Both Saiful and his father could still walk into a mosque with their heads held high and Saiful could still swear before the Almighty that he was telling the truth.
But now, it is no longer so easy.
From sodomy victim to paid actor to passive homosexual
Suddenly, no one believes in them anymore. Even Najib has a serious credibility problem, and because of his and Rosmah’s shenanigans, Umno too has become a bad brand name.
From sodomy victim to paid actor and now to passive homosexual – this seems to be the career path Saiful has chalked for himself in the past two years. Few other 25-year olds would have experienced such controversy or notoriety.
If indeed, there was payment involved and RM2 million was the figure, it is too little. Way too little to compensate for what must surely be permanent loss of respectability and self-honour.
As they say, what goes around comes around and perhaps the time has come for Saiful and his father to face up to a society that should rightfully be unforgiving.
Can I @@@@ you?
On Monday, Anwar’s defence team tore into shreds the testimony from government DNA specialist Dr Seah Lay Hong.
Although the doctor – for reasons best known to herself – did not put it in her report, she could not deny the print-out from the analysis machine which showed the presence at least 5 DNA profiles from 5 different men.
Were these samples planted? Or were they really there – embedded by different men deep inside Saiful’s anus and waiting to be discovered?
If planted, then Anwar is vindicated. Saiful is the actor that the Opposition Leader has always insisted he was and the first couple the director and producer of what many have called Umno’s best porno movie production – so far!
From the very first line of the script where Saiful accused a purportedly lust-crazed Anwar as asking him, “Can I @@@@ you?” down to the semen stains found on the front of his expensive knickers and not at the back as one would expect in a sodomy case, little has made sense in the entire episode.
“When you are not telling the truth, mistakes are bound to occur and sooner or later, you will get found out and look like a real fool,” PKR communications director Nik Nazmi told Malaysia Chronicle.
The same old corruption
And this is what happened on Tuesday.
Unable to deny the presence of so many DNA profiles in Saiful’s anus and yet unable to speculate, admit, deduce or infer that these had been planted, Dr Seah was left with no answer when Karpal put it to her that Saiful was a ‘passive homosexual’.
“I’m putting it to you that it is a logical conclusion, multiple DNA profiles in his anus makes him a passive homosexual,” Malaysian Insider reported Karpal Singh as asking her in court.
Not that it is anybody’s business if Saiful is gay, but sodomy in Najib’s government is illegal and homosexuality prohibited in Islam.
Anwar was accused of sodomising Saiful in June 2008 at a posh condominium in Kuala Lumpur. He has denied the charges and blames Najib and Rosmah of conspiring with Saiful to destroy his political comeback.
This is not first time that Umno has used sodomy accusations to suppress the charismatic leader. In 1998, Anwar was sacked and jailed for 6 years for sodomising his wife’s chaffeur.
But while former premier Mahathir Mohamad could get away with it, Najib is unlikely to be as lucky. More than 10 years have passed and the Malaysian economy has been weakened by round after round of corruption and more and more illicit outflows.
From 2000 to 2009, watchdog Global Financial Integrity has revealed that US$291billion or RM888billion was illegally siphoned out from Malaysia. Investors who chose not to be overly gloomy 10 years ago can see for themselves now – that after more a decade – nothing has changed.
Corruption is worse than before. The economy is weaker than before. This is the difference and the reason why Najib won’t be as lucky as Mahathir, the purported original sodomy king and sodomy puppet-master extraordinaire.
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Antares said…
Art, I long gave up on Abdul Gani Patail and Musa Hassan. You know as well as I do why these two nitwits are still at their jobs! The entire Umno/BN rogue regime would fall apart without them keeping the outraged rakyat at bay with water cannons, teargas and fear of the ISA.
The then Selangor menteri besar, Abu Hassan Omar had illicit sex with his sex sister-in-law. A son was born out of this relationship.
Unfotunately, this abu fella had a quarrel with the then reigning prime minister, Mahathir Mohammed over the division of the loot i.e. the acquired land in Sepang and Putrajaya. Mahathir then engineered this abu’s downfall by exposing abu’s transgression in an obscure Indonesian newspaper, The Java Times. Utusan Malaysia then quoted widely the Indonesian daily’s report.
It was revealed that abu not only had sex with his sister-in-law but had also coerced the Ampang MCA branch head to assume paternity of the boy and claiming to be a Muslim convert, using the name Abu Hassan Omar bin Abdullah, to obtain the boy’s birth certificate.
After the exposure the abu fella had no choice but to resign. The madey fella got what he wanted so the matter was hushed-up.
Why was this abu fella never charged for illicit sex?? It is haram under the syariah laws to fuck your wife’s sister.
Why was this abu fella never charged under the criminal laws for supplying false information to obtain the birth certificate??
Yet three women were caned for illicit sex just because they were weak targets.
Imagine, since when has public pressure altered the course of law? Can laws be suspended just because the public wants it to?(by the Public applying pressure) Can the A.G. and the Law minister comment please. We are all getting very confused and worked up.
My bet is that UMNO does not want any action to be taken against these Muslims, so that it can show that UMNO can protect the Muslims anyway it likes. This will make the Muslims support UMNO
An institutional overhaul is long overdue in Kuala Lumpur
“The Leopard,” Giuseppe di Lampedusa’s celebrated novel about the crumbling feudal order in 19th century Sicily, made famous the line, “If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change.” That pretty much sums up the predicament of Malaysia’s ruling elite today.
BY ALICE LLOYD GEORGE, Wall Street Journal
The sodomy trial of Anwar Ibrahim drags on in Kuala Lumpur, with the opposition leader’s freedom and political career hanging in the balance. But the true significance of this anachronistic case does not depend on the outcome in the courtroom. The political assassination of Mr. Anwar aside, Malaysia is witnessing the death throes of a political machine that has run the country for over five decades. Mr. Anwar is a skilled politician who holds together an unlikely alliance of opposition parties—his conviction would certainly be a blow for the prospect of real political pluralism in Malaysia. But he also serves as a vessel for wider social forces and a disenchantment with the country’s leadership. Another figure would surely take his place at the head of the reform movement.
The ruling coalition was founded on the principle that the three main races—Malays, Chinese and Indians—participate in politics through their own parties. Coupled with an elaborate system of affirmative action, this has allowed the United Malays National Organization to maintain a lock on power by protecting Malays from the winds of competition. After the opposition made unprecedented gains in the March 2008 elections, desperate tactics were called for, hence a rather tired repeat of the homosexuality charge first brought against Mr. Anwar a decade ago, now dubbed “Sodomy II” by a skeptical public. The government has denied that the trial is politically motivated.
That the political system and patronage network are under increasing stress is clear, but the prognosis is not yet apparent to all. Some in UMNO, like Prime Minister Najib Razak, think they can maintain the old system by merely tinkering around the edges. Mr. Najib has gestured toward loosening long-standing affirmative-action policies, but any good intentions are obstructed by entrenched interests in UMNO’s conservative wing—to date the repeals have been cosmetic at best. Others are coming to a different realization—Malaysian society has matured and even Malays now recognize that outdated and discriminatory policies must give way to a more transparent and accountable system.
One such leader is Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, a former finance minister of royal blood. Mr. Razaleigh has re-emerged as an outspoken critic of the government in recent weeks, though he strongly denies any intention of switching to the opposition. The 73-year-old party veteran has a history of challenging the leadership; in 1988 he left UMNO and formed a rival Malay party before returning to the fold in 1996.
Sitting in his Kuala Lumpur home—a remarkably exact replica of the White House’s Oval Office—Mr. Razaleigh argues that UMNO politicians have not been responsive to calls for reform. “The young want to see a really multiracial organization, fighting on egalitarian issues, without having to fall back on race,” he explains. “Unless the party system and the political system are reformed exhaustively, I think we are going to be pulled back into the same boat we have been in for the last 50 years.”
Mr. Razaleigh believes that Malaysians want to move beyond identity politics, but UMNO is unable to break away from its Malay nationalist roots. Most recently, the government appealed a court ruling that allowed the use of the word “Allah” by non-Muslims. Though UMNO called for calm, the prime minister’s statement that he couldn’t stop protestors from expressing their opinions only served to fan the flames. The ruling was followed by a spate of desecration and arson attacks on churches and mosques. Mr. Najib further undermined the government’s response to the crisis when he flew across the world for a 10-day tour of Saudi Arabia, the UAE and India, taking key cabinet ministers and senior officials with him.
By contrast, in a milestone decision, the opposition Islamic party PAS—which only 10 years ago campaigned to create a theocratic state with Sharia law—took a more moderate stance, urging Malaysians to respect the court ruling. The irony is that while UMNO continues to play race politics to out-Islam its opponents, PAS is appealing to a more progressive voter base.
Part of the reason for the electorate’s change of heart is the realization that Malaysia risks being left behind economically if it doesn’t climb out of its middle-income trap and eliminate the inefficiencies inherent in racial policies. These policies were formulated in the 1970s, when Malaysia was a tiger economy. Now its growth lags behind Southeast Asian neighbors like Indonesia—the new “i” in BRIC—and China and India increasingly pose competitive challenges.
The country has suffered from an acute brain drain over the last decade, as individuals seek education and employment in countries where talent is better rewarded. Now it faces capital flight, too, with foreign direct investment dropping to $2.7 billion in 2009 from $8.1 billion the previous year, according to United Nations Conference on Trade and Development estimates. One reason is the fear that UMNO will continue to play the race card and stir up tensions to keep itself in power. Another is the government’s failure to undertake much-needed institutional reforms and address issues such as corruption, civil liberties and judicial independence. Malaysia’s risk index, as calculated by Hong Kong-based Political and Economic Risk Consultancy, rose to 5.4 in January from 5.24 in December on a 10-point scale.
If there is a silver lining here, it is that even as UMNO has stoked tensions, by and large Malaysians have refused to be provoked—a stark contrast to the May 13 Incident in 1969, when rumors of ethnic slights quickly snowballed into massive riots and emergency rule. And that is one more indication that leaders like Mr. Anwar and Mr. Razaleigh are right that Malaysian society is ripe for change. If the current UMNO elite is to stand any chance of remaining in power, it needs to focus on remedying the very real challenges on its doorstep, rather than felling the opposition. Societal reform based on equality of opportunity is a change that is long overdue.
Ms. Lloyd George is a Princeton in Asia fellow at The Wall Street Journal Asia.
The other players in this drama — DA Vance and DSK’s lawyers Benjamin Brafman and William Taylor — have adhered to the normal rules of restraint associated with a case like this. A statement released Sunday by the defense team accurately described Thompson’s antics as nothing more than a ploy to make money later in a civil suit.
Unfortunately, as Shakespeare’s Hamlet noted four centuries ago, there can be method in madness. Here, the goal of this madness is to pressure an elected district attorney to substitute public sympathy and racial fear for sound judgment and ethics.
Let us hope neither Thompson nor his client succeeds in thus making a public mockery of our judicial system, despite their obvious best efforts to do so.

Datuk Mat Zain Ibrahim has called on Datuk Seri Najib Razak to sack Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail for repeatedly failing to initiate charges in high-profile cases such as the death of Teoh Beng Hock.

The former city criminal investigation chief said that the Attorney-General would “try his best to trick his way to avoid prosecuting those who have clearly given false testimony” in the recent royal commission of inquiry (RCI) into how the DAP aide fell to his death in a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office.
“For the sake of national interest and holding to the Rule of Law, we hope that the prime minister seriously considers using powers that only he possesses under Article 125 (3) and Article 145 (6) of the Federal Constitution to solve this long-standing crisis,” he wrote in an open letter to the Inspector-General of Police.
The two clauses in the constitution allows for the prime minister to appoint a tribunal to consider the dismissal of federal court judges and the Attorney General.
Mat Zain, who headed the 1998 police probe into former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s black-eye case, has repeatedly accused Abdul Gani of deceiving the federal government.
He recently called for a royal commission of inquiry to investigate Abdul Gani’s role in destroying public confidence in the police.
In an earlier letter to IGP Tan Sri Ismail Omar, he had called on police to begin investigations into five MACC officers that the Teoh RCI found to have lied to the commission, three of whom he said should also be charged for abetment of suicide pursuant to the findings of the royal panel.
Mat Zain said that then deputy director for Selangor MACC Hishammuddin Hashim together with officers Arman Alies and Mohd Ashraf Mohd Yunus were culpable in the interrogation of Teoh as the RCI found that the three men had left the DAP aide “almost a mental and physical wreck.”
In today’s letter, he cited the Commissions Act, which specifically allows for witnesses to be charged for bearing false testimony in the proceedings of an RCI.
Although the Act also states that no testimony in such a proceeding may be used as evidence for other charges, he said police should investigate the three anti-graft officers based on the RCI’s findings to establish if they should be charged for abetting in Teoh’s suicide.
The RCI unanimously ruled that Teoh, an aide of Selangor executive councillor Ean Yong Hian Wah, committed suicide as a result of pressure from aggressive and continuous questioning by anti-graft officers.
The five-man panel wrapped up its report on June 15 after having heard testimony from 70 witnesses in its bid to unravel the mysterious circumstances behind Teoh’s death.
The 30-year-old DAP political aide was found dead on July 16, 2009 on the fifth-floor corridor of Plaza Masalam in Shah Alam after he was questioned overnight by MACC officers at their then-Selangor headquarters on the 14th floor.
The coroner’s inquest had in January returned an “open verdict” ruling out both suicide and homicide some 18 months after Teoh’s death.
The government was then forced to establish the RCI, which first met in February, with two terms of reference: to probe how Teoh plunged to his death and to look into MACC’s investigative methods.
But Teoh’s family has rejected the commission’s verdict and are currently mulling a judicial review of its findings.
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