28 Feb 2013

Ramli Yusuff sues Musa Hassan over ‘black knight’ label

Datuk Ramli Yusuff is suing Tan Sri Musa Hassan for defamation over the retired Inspector-General of Police’s alleged description of him as a “black knight”, stepping up the verbal mud-slinging between the two police veterans that could implicate the entire force.

In his statement of claim filed today at the Shah Alam High Court registry, the former Commercial Crimes Investigation Department chief accused his former colleague and critic of tarnishing his reputation publicly with statements made at a news conference last year.

In the December 10 news conference, Musa had suggested that unnamed political figures were backing Ramli in the latter’s public war of words with him.

According Musa, Ramli had been given the platform to criticise him and paint the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) in good light.

“It seems like he’s the white knight, saviour of PDRM ... while I’m the black knight who is destroying PDRM,” Musa had said.

15 Feb 2013

Dong Zong: No worry about being seen as Najib's tool

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak agreeing to be at the Chinese New Year open house of the United Chinese School Committees Association of Malaysia (Dong Zong) on Sunday is not worrying the pressure group that it will be seen as his tool to woo Chinese voters.

dong zong rally against educational blueprint 251112 yap sin tian 03Dong Zong is inviting politicians from both sides to attend the event, besides Najib, hoping they will understand, and therefore solve the fundamental problems faced by Chinese schools, the NGO's president Yap Sin Tian (left) said today.

"We are not worried (to be seen as a tool for the prime minister to campaign for votes).

"Many Chinese societies, like the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, have organised Chinese New Year open house events as well, and political parties from both sides have also attended.

"Dong Zong's principles go beyond political parties, so we also invite all the parties (to attend)," Yap told a press conference.

PM to attend Dong Zong CNY open house

Hardline Chinese educationist pressure group Dong Zong is all geared up to welcome Najib Abdul Razak at its Chinese New Year open house on Sunday, which it bills as a momentous event.

Dong Zong, or the United Chinese School Committees Association of Malaysia, said the prime minister has accepted the invitation to attend the function to be held at its Higher Learning Centre in Jalan Bukit, Kajang.

About 3,000 guests, including the Singaporean high commissioner, as well as ambassadors and education groups from China and Taiwan are expected to attend the open house.

dong zong rally against educational blueprint 251112 yap sin tian 03The Malay Mail had first front paged Dong Zong’s invitation to Najib on Feb 8.

Dong Zong chairperson Yap Sin Tian (left) said it would be a historic occasion because Najib would be the first premier in the last 50 years to attend a Dong Zong event and this would signal well towards fostering better ties between the government and the Chinese community.

“The prime minister’s attendance will symbolise the important of the Chinese community and his (Najib) position in the community.

4 Feb 2013

Sabah CM admits he is related to Filipino conman

Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman has admitted that the Philippine's most wanted conman Manuel Karingal Amalilio is a “distant relative” but denies that he had interfered in the Filipino’s repatriation.

“I have a large family and I have just recently been informed that this individual is a distant relative,” said Musa in a statement today.

However he denied a hand in preventing the man’s deportation and said he learned about the matter “through the news”.
“Let me make it very clear that the Sabah state government did not and will not intervene in this matter. This is a police and Interpol matter...

“Whether or not Amalilio is a relative, the authorities should investigate the matter and take the necessary action. No one is above the law,” he said, while expressing hopes that Malaysian and Filipino authorities would cooperate to resolve the matter quickly.

Philippine media had previously reported its Interior Secretary Mar Roxas accusing Musa of blocking authorities from extraditing Amalilio, who is wanted for allegedly cheating about 15,000 people of 12 billion pesos (RM895 million).

According to Philippine Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, Amalilio was whisked away by the Malaysian authorities 10 minutes before he was to board a flight to the Philippines.

Source :  http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/220574