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Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo (right) with his counsel, Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, at the Palace of Justice, Putrajaya, last week. Dr Khir lost his corruption case and has been sentenced to a year’s jail. – The Malaysian Insider pic, September 29, 2015.

Former Selangor menteri besar Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo ‎was sentenced to 12 months’ jail for abusing his power while in office to purchase a land and a bungalow in 2007.

Federal Court judge Tan Sri Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin, who delivered the verdict, also upheld the decision of the lower court to forfeit the property.

He said community service as suggested by lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah was not appropriate in this case. Continue Reading »

Chinese ambassador Huang Huikang will not be asked to explain his visit to Petaling Street after 'red shirt' protesters threatened to gather there again. – The Malaysian Insider filepic, September 28, 2015.

Wisma Putra will not be calling up Chinese ambassador Huang Huikang, reversing its earlier attempts to do so after the envoy visited Petaling Street in Kuala Lumpur and made certain remarks there on Friday, according to a vernacular news report.

According to the report, the move to summon Huang by Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Naina Merican was overturned by acting Foreign Minister Datuk Hamzah Zainuddin.

Hamzah was previously the deputy foreign minister until he was appointed domestic trade, cooperatives and consumerism minister in the prime minister’s Cabinet reshuffle in July. Continue Reading »

Former MCA vice-president, Gan Ping Sieu, writes in his Facebook page today on the comments by China's ambassador to Malaysia, Dr Huang Huikang, calling the remarks  on Chinatown inappropriate. – The Malaysian Insider pic, September 26, 2015.

Chinese ambassador to Malaysia Dr Huang Huikang’s visit to Petaling Street yesterday, though well-meaning, is counter-productive, unnecessary and can be manipulated to the detriment of the country’s frayed racial harmony, a former MCA leader said.

Gan Ping Sieu, a former MCA vice-president, said in a Facebook posting, that the ambassador’s remarks on the rally that was planned for today at Petalng Street could be interpreted as interfering in Malaysia’s domestic affairs.

“It is apparent that the remarks and the choice of words used by His Excellency in stating his view on the attempted ‘red shirt’ rally 2 could easily be misconstrued and perceived as expressing a stand on what is essentially our nation’s domestic affairs,” the Kluang MCA division chief said, referring to the rally that was called off yesterday on the advice of police.

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Dr Huang along with his wife (left) made an impromptu visit to Petaling Street Friday to handover mooncakes to various traders. Accompanying them was Hawkers and Petty Traders Association president Datuk Ang Say Tee.

KUALA LUMPUR: Chinese ambassador to Malaysia Dr Huang Huikang is expected to be summoned by Wisma Putra following his statements that are seen as interfering in Malaysia’s domestic affairs.

It is understood the summon, set on Monday, will seek explanation from Dr Huang on his statement made during his visit on Friday, Wisma Putra officials said Saturday.

It is understood the Prime Minister’s Office has been informed of the summon.

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is currently on a working trip to New York.

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Pagi ini, pemimpin Pakatan Harapan melawat Petaling Street di Kuala Lumpur. Kami berada di Petaling Street pada 9.30 pagi dan adakan sidang akhbar. Selepas itu, kami menziarahi gerai dan kedai di Petaling Street.

Pemimpin Pakatan Harapan yang turut hadir pagi ini termasuk: YB Lim Kit Siang, YB Nurul Izzah, YB Tan Kok Wai, YB Dr Tan Kee Kwong, YB Fong Kui Lun, YB Teo Kok Seong, YB Lim Lip Eng, Pak Samad, Ronnie Liu, Hu Pang Chew (Amanah), NGO seperti Otai Reformasi, Malaysian Indian Voice dan lain.

Kami merasa kesal perhimpunan Baju Merah yang kedua yang keluarkan ugutan ini tidak dikutuk kuat oleh PM, TPM dan anggota kabinet. Dalang perhimpunan Baju Merah ini,Jamal Yunos hanya ditahan oleh polis semalam selepas Duta Negara China, Huang Hui Kang melawat Petaling Street.

Sekiranya pemimpin negara kita boleh lebih pro-aktif untuk menghentikan ugutan kacau-bilau daripada Kumpulan Baju Merah, sekiranya kehadiran Huang digantikan oleh menteri kabinet kita, maka kumpulan yang tidak bertanggungjawab ini sudah pasti tidak berani menjejaskan keharmonian masyarakat.

PM Najib sekarang berada di luar negara dan beliau dikatakan akan berucap di forum PBB. Sekiranya wujudnya peristiwa yang malang akibat perhimpunan Baju Merah ini, macam manakah beliau menjawab pertanyaan daripada masyarakat dan media antarabangsa?

Pada lebih kurang 10.45 pagi, selepas kami jalan ke hujung Petaling Street, sekumpulan polis berbaju seragam mula berhimpun di Petaling Street.

Saya berkata pada pemilik kedai dan penjaja di Petaling Street jangan bimbang berlakunya rusuhan kerana polis sudah hadir jaga keselamatan.



Last night I went to Nirvana funeral parlor to pay respects to the late DPP Anthony Kevin Morais who was murdered in a cruel manner.

I met Kevin’s brother Dato Richard Morais and his wife Datin Hew. I expressed my condolences to them and had a chat with Datin Hew.

This is a wake without the remains of the deceased. The family refused to take the body out of General Hospital as the hospital did not give them the autopsy report. The doctors said it normally takes three months for an autopsy report to be issued.

I don’t know Kevin Morais personally, but his death has shocked the nation and saddened many Malaysians, including me.

His death tells us that one might pay the ultimate price in upholding justice and righteousness. Many of us don’t realize that to be righteous in enforcement agencies like MACC, police force and prosecution department, could risk one’s life too.

Paul has said, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race. I have kept the faith.” (2 Timothy 4: 7-8)

RIP Kevin, I believe that you have fought a good fight, you have won the crown of glory from your Maker.

My London Trip (Part 6)

Last week when I was still in London, I took a train to Nottingham. I have never been to this place, I only knew that the University of Nottingham has set up its branch campus in Semenyih. This made me interested to take a look at the original Nottingham campus in UK.

The Malaysian student association of Nottingham University, Cia Yee arranged some Malaysian students who have come back to campus earlier to receive me at the Nottingham train station.

These few Malaysian students took me to a Malaysian restaurant for lunch. After that they took me to walk around in the town centre, their campus and their hostels next to the campus.

I am impressed with these Malay students. They are studying in science faculty in the university. They speak good English and they look smart. They are sponsored by the government to study in UK and will be posted as lecturers when they are graduated.

I encouraged them to try to mingle around with the locals in UK and learnt more about the civilization and culture of the society there. I also encouraged them to take some social science subjects in the university, so that they can learn some social theories on top of the science subjects.

I told them that they are the cream of their peers, they will be the future leaders that bring change in the country.

I was told by them that PM Najib got his degree of Economics from Nottingham University.

I walked around in Nottingham for a few hours and took a train to go back to London. Nottingham is a quite town, very much different from the busy London.

This trip satisfied my curiosity about Nottingham 😃

My London Trip (Part 5)

I met the Minister of Defence, Hishamuddin Hussein Onn during the Malaysia Day celebration hosted by the Malaysian High Commission in London on 14 September 2015 in the hotel that I stayed. I did not get invitation to join the celebration but I went into the party out of curiosity when I came back from dinner.

I told his wife that I hardly see him in Parliament sitting but now I met him in London. I also told him that if he has any issue to raise in the Parliament, he can do it through me, because he is at the front bench and I am at the backbench. I can say the things that he can’t say. 😁💥 Ha ha!!

It was great to see many Malaysians in the Malaysia Day celebration in London. There was no fear of the Red Shirt Rally there. Everyone seemed so happy to meet each other in the function.

I have a feeling that London is like the “second home” to many of the UMNO’s important leaders and business people because I saw them in my hotel and some places in London.

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