Najib and Lunatic Zainol Abideen are forever proclaiming that Malaysia is an Islamic state. In this case both the accuser and the accused are Muslims. Why not invoke the shari’a? They did not, for the obvious reason that had it been invoked, both accused and accuser would have to be charged as there was no element of force.
Dismissing Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom’s denial that he had abused zakat funds, PKR says it will lodge a report against the minister tomorrow with documents to disprove his defence.
PKR communications director Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad distributed to the media today the documents showing that Jamil Khir, along with two senior officials from the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Council (MAIWP), had used RM63,650 in alms money to settle legal costs incurred when Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim named them as respondents in his 2010 qazaf application in the Syariah Court.
The first document is a payment voucher from MAIWP for RM32,150 dated April 29, 2010, to a law firm as “payment of legal fees for the case of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim vs Shahsuddin Hussain, Datuk Che Mat Che Ali and Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom”.
It is clearly stated on the voucher that the funds had been channelled from MAIWP’s zakat fund.
Jamil Khir is minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of religious affairs while Che Mat is the MAIWP director and Shahsuddin, MAIWP’s chief prosecutor.
According to Nik Nazmi, the payment voucher was revealed to PKR by a MAIWP official last year and the matter was then raised in Parliament in June by Machang MP Saifuddin Nasution.
“We then brought the case to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for further action. The PAC then requested an investigation by the Auditor-General,” Nik Nazmi said.
The Seri Setia assemblyman also distributed copies of a letter by Auditor-General Tan Sri Ambrin Buang to PAC chairman Datuk Seri Azmi Khalid dated November 21, 2011, confirming that RM63,650 of zakat funds were used to settle the trio’s legal fees.
In Ambrin’s investigation report attached to the letter, the A-G confirmed that Che Mat had first approved an interim payment of RM31,500 from MAIWP’s “general resource allocation for legal services” on January 28, 2010.
“This payment was approved on February 9, 2010, through voucher No. 2010B01304, to use zakat allocation first as the government grant was yet to be received,” Ambrin wrote in his report.
Ambrin also validated MAIWP’s second payment voucher for RM32,150 on April 29, 2010, explaining that it was to settle the remaining legal fees incurred in the qazaf case.
He said MAIWP had received its government grant of RM700,000 in June 22 that year, and in December, the council used money from the grant to repay the RM63,650 it had withdrawn from the zakat funds.
“In his denial, Jamil Khir never touched on the A-G’s report confirming that two payments — one in February 2010 and another in April — were made using zakat funds.
“According to the A-G, the money was replaced only in December, six months after it was used,” said Nik Nazmi.
He said although the funds were repaid later, the trio’s act of advancing money from the zakat fund to settle their personal legal fees violated the Penal Code.
“PKR views seriously the abuse of such an important Islamic institution. I will lodge a report at 11am tomorrow at the Dang Wangi police station and produce these documents,” he said.
When denying the allegations last year, Jamil Khir had insisted that he had paid his qazaf legal fees through a RM700,000 special fund allocated by Putrajaya and not using zakat funds.
In his statement carried on Bernama Online on December 31, the minister had made no reference to allegations that the alms money was first used to settle the fees.
ULASAN: Kenyataan dari YB Seri Setia, YB Nik Nazmi:
Saya pada hari ini tampil dengan bukti-bukti dakwaan salahguna wang zakat Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan yang dinafikan oleh Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri Datuk Jamil Khir Baharum selama ini.
Pertama ialah set dokumen daripada MAIWP sendiri termasuk baucer bayaran bernombor 2010B04112 bertarikh 29 April 2010 sebanyak RM32,150.00. Baucer tersebut secara terang merakamkan kumpulan wang yang digunakan merupakan kumpulan wang zakat.
Kedua merupakan surat daripada Ketua Audit Negara Tan Sri Dato’ Setia Ambrin Buang kepada Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Kira-Kira Negara Datuk Seri Azmi Khalid yang mengesahkan bahawa RM63,650 wang zakat (iaitu bayaran pertama sebanyak RM31,500 pada 9 Februari 2010 dan RM32,150 yang tercatat di dalam baucer tersebut) digunakan bagi membayar kos guaman MAIWP.
Jamil Khir berkali-kali menegaskan bahawa MAIWP mempunyai peruntukan daripada kerajaan sebanyak RM700,000 bagi menampung pelbagai pembayaran termasuk kos guaman.
Namun Laporan Ketua Audit menyebut bahawa MAIWP hanya memulangkan wang tersebut pada Disember 2010, kira-kira enam bulan selepas peruntukan tersebut disalurkan ke dalam MAIWP. Jamil langsung tidak menyebut tentang hal ini.
Saya juga ingin membetulkan laporan Utusan pada 4 Januari lalu yang memetik Bahagian Hal Ehwal Korporat Jabatan Audit Negara bahawa isu salahguna zakat ini tidak dilaporkan di dalam Laporan Ketua Audit Negara 2010. KEADILAN tidak pernah mendakwa demikian, sebaliknya kami merujuk kepada surat Ketua Audit Negara kepada Jawatankuasa Kira-Kira Negara seperti tertera.
KEADILAN memandang serius penyalahgunaan institusi penting umat Islam ini. Saya akan membuat laporan polis esok 11 pagi di Balai Polis Dang Wangi berkaitan dengan kes salahguna wang zakat ini.
NIK NAZMI NIK AHMAD
PARTI KEADILAN RAKYAT
Now that Judge Mohamad Zabidin Diah has acquitted Anwar Ibrahim on his “Sodomy II” charge, there is no end of praise heaped upon the judge specifically and the system of justice generally. Prime Minister Najib was quick with his smug assertion that “neither politics nor politicians have any influence over the dispensation of justice.” Foreign governments too have been effusive with their praises. Some now brazenly call for Anwar Ibrahim to apologize for his earlier criticisms of the system.
Hold the accolades! This sordid trial reveals everything that is rotten with the Malaysian system of justice. This case should never have been prosecuted in the first place. That it was reflected the level or more precisely lack of professionalism on the part of these career prosecutors. As for the trial, there were many instances where the judge could have thrown the case out, as when the physical evidence was introduced. Now the learned judge used that as the reason for acquittal.
As for Anwar Ibrahim, he and his family are rightfully grateful for the verdict, but hold on to your apology. Forgiveness, yes, as he said recently; that is always praiseworthy. He rightly cautioned that one court decision does not a judicial spring make. Besides, there is still the monumental task ahead to clear up the mess, and not just in the system of justice. Najib’s much-ballyhooed “transformation” is a charade concocted by his exorbitantly-paid consultants.
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Doing Away With Anwar
The decision to do away with Anwar was made a long time ago. In opting for this particular route, they had hoped that whatever the outcome Anwar would be irreparably damaged by the smear. How they misjudged! The public remains convinced that the charge was politically motivated, and crassly at that, right from the very beginning.
’I’m pleading with the attorney-general to do so for the sake of my son’s and family’s dignity,’ says the father of sodomy complainant Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan related aticle http://malaysiaonlinetoday.wordpress.com/2011/08/28/both-father-and-son-are-in-the-wrong-business-asshole-for-hire-abetted-by-umno-in-collaboration-with- What conclusion can we draw from Rodwan’s refusal to respond to such serious allegation in Malaysia Today? Wouldn’t he have promptly refuted the allegation if it …Read more WILL THE PROSECUTION CHARGE MOHD SAIFUL BUKHARI AZLAN’S FATHER FOR CRIMINAL.AIDING AND ABETTING
The tragedy here, apart from the agony and humiliation Anwar and his family had endured, is that a delayed-adolescent college flunkey desperate for his 15 minutes of fame was being exploited. They used the poor boy as a battering rod, pardon my metaphor, to do in Anwar.
Lack of Professionalism of the Prosecution Team
There is only one possible redeeming value to Judge Zabidin continuing this trial in its squalid entirety, and that is to expose the pathetic lack of professionalism of not just the prosecuting team but also the other professionals involved.
This included the Police officers and crime investigators to the forensic scientists tasked with the crucial DNA analysis and the senior specialists who examined Anwar’s accuser.
Consider those medical specialists. They failed in their duty to inform and educate the court; they owed the court their individual professional judgment, not a committee report. Unlike paid experts, those government doctors were not beholden to the accuser or accused, only to uphold the truth. If they had doubts they should so inform the court.
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Likewise those chemists; before they performed the DNA analyses they should be satisfied of the integrity of the specimens. If they were forced to perform tests on specimens of questionable integrity, they clearly should have informed the court of their doubts. Those specialists were based at the General Hospital Kuala Lumpur, an apex institution in the government’s healthcare system; thus presumably they must be the best. They should also have known that this was a very high-profile case and that their performance would come under global scrutiny. It should have been an opportunity for them to showcase their talent and professionalism.
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Instead the judge singled out the inadequacy of the physical evidence, as reflected in their reports and testimonies, as the reason for acquittal.
The only physician who had acquitted himself well was the foreign doctor (left) who first examined the accuser. That doctor had the conviction to document clearly his findings and impressions without first having to “discuss” it with his superiors. That he had to flee the country afterwards reveals much about our system of justice.
If in his written judgment Judge Zabidin were to comment on the quality of the prosecution’s expert witnesses and address the performance of the prosecution, in particular the alleged gross breach of professional conduct where one member was romantically linked with the accuser, then I will not only take back my criticism but would praise the learned judge profusely. Then there was considerable wisdom in his letting the trial go through its entire course – to serve as a much-needed “teaching moment” for the nation.
At its most benign the alleged prosecutorial misconduct could simply be the case of a young man and woman with raging hormones. At its most sinister, it is “witness coaching” brought to a whole new low level. When that wild allegation first surfaced, the prosecution dismissed it, only to admit later that the alleged woman was only a “junior” and thus an inconsequential member of the team. Never mind that she was a lawyer, a fellow professional.
And on January 9, UMNO will make the mistake of its life when it jails Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim on manifestly fabricated sodomy charges. Whoever wins the 13th general election will have the toughest time cleaning up and straightening out all the kinks from an already kooky, over-stressed and out-of-control system. “Freedom is the recognition … Read more THE CASE AGAINST OPPOSITION LEADER ANWAR IBRAHIM MANIFESTLY FABRICATED
The prosecution was led by the government’s top lawyer, the Solicitor-General. He is a career civil servant, not a political appointee and thus, at least theoretically, immune to political pressure. Nonetheless he should have known that in this day and age, the charge of sodomy is patently laughable. Major jurisdictions including the US and Canadian Supreme Courts have decriminalized the act except where it is non-consensual. Heck, even the Chinese Supreme Court has ruled similarly!
Even in Malaysia that statute has rarely been invoked. The only time it was used was in 1998, and the victim was again Anwar. That conviction was subsequently overturned on appeal, but not before he was incarcerated for six long years. If the Solicitor-General had invoked sexual harassment charges instead, that at least would have highlighted an all-too-common problem.
Even if the physical evidence had been compelling, recognizing that this was a high-profile case with all the political implications, and aware of the poor reputation of the judiciary in the eyes of the public, it would have been prudent to appoint an independent prosecutor. That would remove any suspicion of political influence. That the Solicitor-General did not again reflected the caliber of his judgment. The irony is that this case was decided soon after he submitted his early optional retirement!
The verdict not withstanding, many unanswered questions remain. Najib has yet to explain why he met this confused young man just days before he filed the complaint against Anwar. If, as Najib intimated, that they were discussing a scholarship, I can suggest a few other much more talented Malaysians now at top universities who are more deserving of such attention.
Najib and the other UMNO leaders are forever proclaiming that Malaysia is an Islamic state. In this case both the accuser and the accused are Muslims. Why not invoke the shari’a? They did not, for the obvious reason that had it been invoked, both accused and accuser would have to be charged as there was no element of force.
Far from being a turning point, this trial illustrated and highlighted how dysfunctional and ill-equipped our institutions and personnel are in the administration of justice. I predict two things: One, the judge’s written judgment would be long in coming; and two, he will not be bound for promotion any time soon.