Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Iranian MP decries cyber police ‘violations’ over blogger’s death

A senior Iranian MP criticised the nation’s cyber security force for “violations” in the wake of the death in police custody of a blogger, Press TV reported late yesterday.

In a case that has sparked international outrage, 35-year-old Sattar Beheshti, who wrote a blog critical of the government, was arrested on October 30 after receiving death threat. He died some days later.

Under increasing pressure at home and abroad, Iran’s parliament said it had formed a committee to examine the case, and the judiciary said it would deal “quickly and decisively” with those responsible.

“The judiciary’s measure for arresting Sattar Beheshti was legal, but the violation by cyber police in this case is indisputable,” said Mehdi Davatgari, a member of the parliament’s national security and foreign policy commission.

“Unfortunately, the officers of the cyber police kept the suspect in their custody without court order for a whole night, which was completely against the law,” he added.

Iran created a cyber police unit in 2011 in the wake of the disputed re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that led to widespread protests.

The authorities were initially caught by surprise by activists using social networking websites to organise rallies, but they have has since created systems to monitor online activity and restrict web access, human rights groups say.

Officials have repeatedly voiced suspicions about the internet and web giant Google as part of the West’s “soft war” against Iran.

Last week the Tehran prosecutor’s office said that the most likely cause of the blogger’s death may have been shock but that the medical committee investigating it said the exact cause was impossible to determine.

The office said the investigation was still underway and the results would be made public.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Dr Mahathir is crying out for new way of political spinning

By politically targeting and tailored at PAS, Dr Mahathir has been crying out for new way of political spinning by using the “party of devil” for the benefit of ruling party Malay-Majority UMNO.

Dr Mahathir had urged the people to choose the “devil they know” rather than risk the country’s future with an “angel they don’t know”.

Uncharacteristically, can anyone do as what politicians do not only in politics but daily life? Ironically, politicians are neither devil nor angle. They can cooperate with anyone that can help them in obtaining their power.

The real times political incidents had been proven that politics is the business of getting power and privilege by all means without possessing any single merit. Politicians are creating the illusion of something out of nothing; so long the voters can believe their evil misinformation put forward.

Evil thing threaten us in ways radically from our normal daily life. Undeniably, money in politics is the root of all political evils. Often than not, evil shows its face when money talks and power walks. It has become Dirty term, and explains why evil things happen to all politicians whom can turn things around. They are Spin Doctors whom spin the things politically to aim at getting support for self-interest. 

Can the voters be convinced by all these good arguments as to why they should support the Malay-majority UMNO (devil they know) or Malay-minority PAS (angel they don’t know) as term by Dr. Mahathir is yet to be seen. 

Interestingly, former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir said, the PAS president is backed by the devil himself, in retaliation against Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang’s thinly-veiled comment about Malay-majority UMNO.

“He himself is working with the devil, that’s the devil I know,” Dr Mahathir said, referring to Abdul Hadi.

“The devil party which is controlled by the devil — the devil that people know — is incapable of upholding justice for all,” said PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang during the opening of the 58th PAS muktamar in Kota Bharu, where he criticized a “party of devils”.
At a press conference later, Abdul Hadi was asked to clarify which party he meant as the “party of devils”, but he declined to name any.  

Siapa yang makan lada, dialah yang rasa pedas,” he replied, referring to a Malay idiom on knowing that one fits a description.

“Go and ask Mahathir, which was said by Mahathir, he was the one who coined the term,” PAS secretary-general Datuk Mustafa Ali added.

Dr Mahathir had urged the people to choose the “devil they know” rather than risk the country’s future with an “angel they don’t know”, a reference to Pakatan Rakyat, in his blog in August.

The questions remain: Who actually found the political angel and otherwise? Is it politically possible to grip power by framing the enemy? Who can turn things around: Dr Mahathir or Abdul Hadi?

Friday, November 23, 2012

Sunset is beautiful but the movement is too short

The sunsets in Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan is beautiful and amazing. The most beautiful of the sun is the movement when it goes down. And when that does happen to politicians, their life will never be the same again.

                         Beautiful sunset
The beautiful sunset is not occurs every day and the majesty of the sunset varies. There is nothing better than a beautiful sunset; the beauty of nature remains us whether the daily disappearance of the sun is offering us only nostalgia or something more.

                     Peaceful movement

The popular Chinese proverb says: “Sunset is beautiful but the movement is too short or it is getting dark soon”. Its often use to describe although good thing does happens, but it's too late.

                      The boat comes and goes

Mohandas Gandhi says when I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.

                           Can be seen only
The beautiful sunset is one of the best and most beautiful things in the world that can be seen but cannot be touched. 

                   Everything have begun and end

It’s no regret to see the beautiful sunset at the end of every working day. The amazing sight remains us everything have begun and end and looking forward for the next day.

             The beginning journey to the end?

The question remains: Is the politicians struggle for power is the beginning of the journey that will lead them into the sunset of their life?

                    Is the journey far?

Rest for a movement

                     Life is challenging

Monday, November 19, 2012

Malaysia’s next PM: Will he be Anwar or Hadi ?

Can the opposition ride Anwar to finish line, establishing him as the next PM? This is the question that bedeviling Paktan Rakyat in continuing effort to bring down the ruling government Barisan Nasional.

                   Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak

Undeniably, withholding the political fixed stand especially among the opposition parties would be the platform and frame of reference to capture Putrajaya in the upcoming 13th general election.

                            Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim

Interestingly, the DAP reminded the public that Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim is the opposition pact’s choice to be the next leader of the country despite a push by PAS delegates at the  PAS's 58th Annual General Assembly last week for Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang to be the next PM.

                     Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang

It is obvious that the under current manage to undermine the opposition by creating the push by PAS for their president to be the next PM. The differences arise between these two parties created affect the harmony relationship in opposition camp although they have different ideologies.

Politically, PAS will never abandon their ultimate goal of implementing hudud law and turn Malaysia as the Islamic country whereas DAP consistently oppose to hudud law, withstanding that Malaysia is the secular state with Islam as official religion as that is no different from the first three Prime Ministers Tunku Abdul Rahman, Tun Razak and Hussein Onn.  

The DAP’s co-operation with PAS under Pakatan Rakyat, as explain by DAP, is principled in not just agreeing to disagree on hudud but also for any future Federal government is not about implementing an Islamic state or hudud. It is clearly spelt out in the common policy signed by all 3 parties in PR which makes no mention of an Islamic state or of implementing hudud.

The hypnotically situation, according to analyst, illustrated both DAP and PAS oppose each other and neither can come across the principle differences that clearly shown by PAS’s 58th Annual Mukamar (General Assembly). PAS needed to explain convincingly to the non-Muslim its extremist approach as seen by non-Muslim to implement hudud besides not withholding the common policy signed earlier.

The strategic sign evaluation, however, concluded that the opposition alliance would not be able to capture Putrajaya in the upcoming 13th general election as they do not have a fixed stand on common policy signed and who is the most eligible to be the country’s number one leader. 

In return, the critical sign suggests the most qualified next prime minister still none other than the current prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Finally, the most critical question remains: what are the most important qualities Malaysian should consider when electing the government?