The importance of facts and sources

The dangers of relying on the word of activists, not governments, is evident in the calls for an investigation into Sarawak Governor Taib Mahmud. Daniel Read of Free Malaysia Today provides us with some great insights .. Malaysian prosecutors and investigators have been weighed down with information as, in the wake of Barisan Nasional’s (BN)…

Et Tu Brute

ADVISERS AND SYCOPHANTS ARE LEAKY VESSELS “The only constant companions in politics are treachery, deceit, betrayal and opportunism (4 flavours of political friendship).” No one ever lost a winnable election without a great deal of support from each and all of these constant companions in politics, 4 flavours of political friendship. Blogger Gopal Raj Kumar elucidates…

The hypocrites in Sarawak Report

These Mat Salleh can shove their outrage up where the sun does not shine. Calling us robbers, konon, when they robbed us and killed so many of us for hundreds of years and now act like they are upright citizens of the world. First pay Hindraf the RM1 million per Indian who were abandoned by…

BlackBerry announces it will make no more new phones

The company was once the biggest smartphone maker in the world. Now it has stopped making them at all. BlackBerry is going to stop designing its own phone, bringing to an end one of the most iconic products of the internet era. The company used to be the biggest and most important smartphone maker in…

I was fighting for AirAsia, says Fernandes

Wearing a white T-shirt, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes walked into a meeting room at klia2 the other day and dropped a bombshell: “We have renamed klia2 as LCCT2.” Is he serious? A Jalil Hamid and Bilqis Bahari write to share: Before I could say anything, he said as he walked into the room for an…

Datuk Ibrahim Ali’s warning

A FIREBRAND AND THE SERMON ON NEP JUSTICE When Datuk Ali Ibrahim made the “Perkasa” comment that selling off an MISC related company to non Bumi interest was an unnecessary move and a departure from the essential objectives of the NEP,  long knives long  were drawn in a fast and furious attempt to silence the…

RM100,000 a month for life – in simple math, that’s what you get from an outrageous RM30 million ‘mutaah’ divorce claim

Divorces are entertaining to read, except for the former couple and families involved. Divorces of the rich are particularly stimulating, as they fight over money, and argue about interpretations and accuracy. A high profile case emerged in widespread coverage recently but first let’s get our understanding on the concept to start life anew. ‘Mutaah’ is…

The Malaysian Bar Part II

THE MALAYSIAN BAR – EXCEPTIONS TO THE LEGAL PROFESSION ACT 1978 Gopal Raj Kumar in an update says Rule 43 of the Legal Profession (Practice & Etiquette) Rules 1978 (Rules) clearly states in unequivocal terms the following: “No advocate and solicitor shall volunteer advice to bring an action or to stir up strife and litigation”.…

The Malaysian Bar: A Law Unto Itself

A TIME TO EVERY PURPOSE UNDER HEAVEN The is the first installment in a five part series of articles, analysing the Malaysian Bar and the exclusive inner workings of this organization in the heat of the Shafee defamation suit currently being played out in the courts. Blogger Gopal Raj Kumar writes .. Tan Sri Mohamed…

When the anti-Najib forces are bankrupt of issues

And what about the RM20 million that Khairuddin Abu Hassan was allegedly paid to finance his attack on Najib and 1MDB? Did the money come from Muhyiddin or did the money come from Dr Mahathir? And can Khairuddin give us a detailed accounting of how he spent that RM20 million? Blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin provides…

Exaggerated wealth for mutaah claim not real, they are forgeries masquerading as hacks, says Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib

Sarawak business entrepreneur Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib today continued his testimony in the Shariah High Court of Kuala Lumpur in a re examination by his counsel, testifying that an international politically motivated conspiracy had evolved from his divorce maintenance hearings against him and his family, in particular, his father Tun Pehin Sri Abdul…

Lim Kok Wing’s toughest challenge in public relations

Remaking Prime Minister Najib Razak’s image is probably the toughest challenge ever faced by public relations consultant Lim Kok Wing, political analyst Shahbudin Husin says in his latest blog posting. But it might just work if Lim gathers the best local PR consultants to rally with him, say some quarters. There are many other media…

First NFCorp, Then 1MDB, Now EPF

Rafizi Ramli is at it again on 1MDB, this time taking a swipe at KWAP and the EPF. And sounding unwarranted alarm bells to rile the general public as he did with NFCorp who have in turn initiated a legal suit against him for the lies, distortions and misrepresentations. Added to that, Rafizi faces a…

Britain has an ‘illegal’ government, writes RPK

In the UK, 13 parties contested the elections and the Conservative Party won 51% of the seats on 37% on the votes. And the Conservative Party government is considered the legitimate government. In Malaysia, Barisan Nasional won 60% of the seats and 47% of the votes and it is not considered a legitimate government. Raja…

You can’t rant as you please in parliament

Not a Free for All, dear MPs, or Know the Law, MPs, says Jerome Lee. Anyone who believes that an MP enjoys automatic immunity in Parliament is blatantly ignorant. Jerome says he was just as ignorant until he was enlightened by Haniff Katri’s statement on ‘Politics of Gangsterism” which highlighted the fact that no parliamentarian enjoys full…

A snapshot of Taib-hater Lukas Straumann

Sarawakians don’t need silly stories that can be disproved. The Sarawak Report and Bruno Manser Fund Taib-haters divide commentators into two camps. In one camp are those who believe them and attack anyone who dares to question them or check their facts. All others are in the other camp; if these people speak out, they…

Anti-crime activist denies attempt to subvert Anwar trial

Crime watchdog Mywatch chief R. Sri Sanjeevan and former inspector-general of police Tan Sri Musa Hassan have denied there was an attempt to subvert Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s recently-concluded sodomy case. They were responding to an article on the Malaysia Today blog yesterday, in which a businessman alleged that Jude Pereira, the investigating officer of…

Expose: Jude was asked to subvert the Anwar trial

There seems to be no end to the controversy on Sodomy II. An expose has unfolded on a possible conspiracy involving the former Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan, MyWatch Chairman Sri Sanjeevan Ramakrishnan and former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim. In a no holds barred posting, Malaysia Today…

Lawyers prove Aussie was legal wife

Lawyers produce marriage certificate of Abu Bekir and Aida dated February 2000 and show proof of his sister’s wedding on August 3, 2000. The accusation by Shahnaz Abdul Majid against her former husband Sarawak business entrepreneur Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib of bringing an unmarried Australian woman to his sister’s wedding, was today demolished in the…

Divorces are fun, except for the people and families involved

Divorces are fun, except for the people and families involved.  Divorces of the rich are particularly stimulating as couples fight over money, and argue about interpretations and accuracy. The Benchmark first reported this – http://thebenchmark0.blogspot.com/2014/07/an-jailed-conman-and-syariah-compliant.html So the divorce hearing of Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib looked to get itself a certain amount of notoriety.…

Anwar Ibrahim – you failed to defend yourself

This was not, as you claim, a ‘foul charge’. Neither was it a ‘complete fabrication”. Nor a “political conspiracy’ designed to end your political career. You ended your career all by yourself.  Free Malaysia Today reader Iskandar Mohamad writes … Dear Anwar, For how long can one hope to ride on the glory of days…

Lukas Straumann hides the truth behind BBC bullying

The London-based solicitors for current Sarawak Governor, Abdul Taib Mahmud, today categorically denied bullying the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) into shelving an interview with Lukas Straumann, director of the Bruno Manser Foundation and author of the controversial book “Money Logging: On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia”. Straumann had previously alleged that law firm…

Stunning indictment of Sarawak Report

Winifred Poh who writes for Free Malaysia Today has taken up the challenge. Some weeks ago, she had written a piece (see here) which Clare Rewcastle of Sarawak Report subsequently took offence (see here). Today at Free Malaysia Today, she writes on the ugly story about the faking of evidence in Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu…

Money Logging – a work of fiction?

Money Logging by Lukas Straumann takes us on a circumventing journey of the timber trail that spans the continents around the globe. As a historian and fervent campaigner for the Bruno Manser Fund, the author has dilgently and methodically tracked the massive forest destruction that has scratched the face of earth. We are introduced to…

Foreign activists focus attack on Sarawak

Analysis of the campaigns of the foreign opposition to the governments of Abdul Taib Mahmud and Adenan Satem. In the last few years, the Sarawak government of Abdul Taib Mahmud has been defined by two issues.  The ambitious plans for industrial and agricultural development, with the rather ugly name SCORE, and the powerful, almost manic…

Ontario detectives Cullen Johnson and Elaine White jailed in the U.S.

  Pair who pleaded guilty in international scheme still face fraud charges in Ontario. Private investigator Elaine White was convicted of money laundering in an international scheme, while private investigator Cullen Johnson was sentenced to prison for his role in an international fraud scheme. By: Kevin DonovanInvestigations,Published on Fri Jan 17 2014 Two Canadian private…

International campaign against Taib

Information emerging from what would otherwise be a domestic dispute in the religious courts is pointing the finger at a major international scandal and conspiracy to influence Malaysian politics. In the last few years the mysteriously funded, foreign run Sarawak Report had picked up on every possible piece of gossip and political scandal that it…