Thursday 28 May 2009

Port Klang Free Zone Scandal, may never ever be uncovered?

The report, is subject to these T & C by PKA

We would like to notify you that the Report is released to you on the following conditions:

(1) PwCAS has prepared this report for Port Klang Authority ("PKA"). Their duty of care is only to PKA and PwCAS does
not owe a duty of care to any other party.
(2) PwCAS is not obliged to respond to any queries
(3) You are not authorised to use or rely on the Report to arrive at any conclusion.

Poster from mob1960
with thanks


Image source

Title Page of:

“Position Review of

Port Klang Free Zone Project and

Port Klang Free Zone Sdn Bhd.

3 February 2009”

In total 55 pages of this 'Position Review'

are now available on line, but as 'read only' , without Appendices and 'secret bits*,

*[see below].

Click HERE for the sign in page, then just use any name, any identity card number and any email to be able to read the 55 pages which are released for reading.

Having read it myself, I conclude that the most salient part is contained in the letter, dated 3 February 2009, from Pricewaterhouse Coopers to The Chairman and General Manager of Port Klang Authority.

I notice that it in effect says:

some portions of the report which may, it seems, be subject to the restrictions the Malaysian Official Secrets Act (OSA) 1972, have been removed pending declassification by relevant authorities

So it is apparently not the full report that is available for viewing on-line, but a censored version.

Well folks that perhaps means that a shit-load lot of incriminating stuff will never ever see the light of day, because it is common knowledge, that anything and everything can be classified as an 'official secret' in Malaysia.

Hope up the corner of the carpet, another load of incriminating stuff may ready to be swept under it!!

But I hope that for once there can be 100% transparency.

The Star was therefoe rather misleading when it reported, on 28 May 2009, that the full report was available on line- click HERE that:

"The Port Klang Authority (PKA) has released the full audit report by PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services Sdn Bhd (PwC) on the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) project, which would be available at the PKA website (click here for the full report) for public viewing for two weeks until June 10."

When, in fact, it is only part of the report (without parts which may be subject to the OSA) minus the Appendices.

Radix omnium malorum est cupiditas

The love of money is the root of all evil.

[Avarice is the problem, money itself is not evil]

Wednesday 27 May 2009

ISA Scheme

I Smell A Scheme

Singapore’s most wanted men, Mas Selamat Kastari, who was detained in Skudai, Johor State, Malaysia in April 2009, is now reported to be held for two years under the Malaysian Internal Security Act (ISA).

“Mas Selamat is now incarcerated by virtue of a stroke of the pen two-year detention order at the infamous Kamunting Detention Centre in Taiping, Perak” sources evidently told the Malaysia National News Agency (BERNAMA) on Wednesday 27th May 2009.

Mas Selamat, the Jemaah Islamiah (JI) leader of the Singapore chapter escaped from a maximum security detention centre in Singapore in February 2008, and eventually was apprehended in Malaysia

According to the sources, the detention would mean that the alleged Singaporean militant would not be extradited to the Republic of Singapore.

It is also understood that an ordinary JI member, Abdul Matin of Ulu Tiram, who was picked up in April, is also being held for two years under ISA.

Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak reportedly said that

'Mas Selamat was being detained under the ISA because he was considered a threat to the national security of both Malaysia and Singapore'.

Well, all this seems very strange, something really stinks here, most likely Malaysia is using the ISA detention to try to justify the continued existence of the archaic, oppressive, draconian and inhuman ISA, which in practice allows indefinite detention, in what can only be described as 'atrocious conditions', without trial.

This is because it is seen by some as a useful tool to intimidate and oppress the citizens, something akin to a 'Sword of Damocles'

In this case it is, of course, being used against a 'terrorist', but all too often in the recent past it has been used against political foes and others who have committed no crime.


Surely if Malaysia does not want to hand this man back to Singapore, he could be detained under other laws instead of the ISA.


Read what the Singapore Straits Times reported, click HERE

Up to now, the Singapore government has not responded.

Links to many news articles about this subject can be found by clicking HERE

Qui multum habet, plus cupit

He who has much desires more.

Sunday 24 May 2009

Is Malaysia Becoming More of a Police State?

Najib Armed and Dangerous?

Since Najib became PM of Malaysia there has been a lot of empty talk about reforms, easing of draconian oppressive and undemocratic laws, but the actions have been in the opposite direction.

There has been talk about enhancing racial integration by an, as yet, abstract concept dubbed '1Malaysia' which was introduced by Najib, one could be excused for thinking the there is a typo and it should in fact be 'I'm Malaysia'?

The police have recently become more aggressive than ever VIDEO HERE and seem to be acting outside the law by arresting members of the public, opposition MP, and even lawyers by using the catch-all provisions of the Sedition Act, the Printing Presses Act and the Police Act, etc.

Raids on private property have been carried out without a warrant, and computers and their external data storage disks have been seized.

The recent raid on the opposition party, Democratic Action Party (DAP) HQ is a case in point.

The UMNO controlled rag the New Straits Times Press (NSTP) reported that:-

“Police made an inspection at the DAP's head office in Seksyen 20/9, Petaling Jaya, near here yesterday and confiscated computers and computer components believed to have been used to print flyers containing elements of sedition.”

'made an inspection', is used by this crappy newspaper, presumably as a pseudonym for 'raided without a warrant.'

'confiscated' computers and computer components evidently is another way of saying 'without authority, therefore illegally, removed'.

You can, if you wish to be polluted, read all the NaSTy Pee & crap HERE

The Star was a little more honest in their report. which stated:

“Police raided the DAP headquarters here last night in connection with the candle-light vigil two nights ago and seized a computer and 19 DVDs.”

"The one-hour raid by 12 plainclothes men headed by ASP Kamal Khan Mohd Shariff began at 6.25pm."

“Gobind later told reporters the police acted wrongly as they conducted the raid without a warrant.

“It is a clear-cut unlawful invasion and trespass of private property. I will be lodging a police report against the conduct of the raiding party,” he said.”

Read the full story HERE

Commodum ex iniuria sua nemo habere debet

No person ought to have advantage from his own wrong


Human rights group SUARAM has compiled a list of the May 2009 series of arrests, up to date it is as follows:

5 May 2009
1 arrest – Wong Chin Huat
(He was released on the 8th May)
Arrest at apartment in Seri Sentosa, Kuala Lumpur and taken to Bukit Aman then to IPD Brickfields, KL

6 May 2009
3 arrests – Sani Md Shah, Saufi Mihat, Yasir Sheikh Abdul Rahman
(Released under police bail on the 7th May)
Sending birthday cake to Prime Minister in Putrajaya

6 May 2009
1 arrest – Mohamad Sabu
(Released on the 7th May)
Near the Harakah office in Jalan Pahang Barat, Kuala Lumpur.

6 May 2009
14 arrests
(Released under the police bail on the 6th May)
Candlelight vigil outside IPD Brickfields, KL

7 May 2009
69 arrests
(Released on the 7th May)
Ipoh, Perak

7 May 2009
20 arrests
- Law Teck Hao (arrested on 6 and 7 May)
(Released under police bail on the 8th May)
Candlelight vigil outside IPD Brickfields, KL

7 May 2009
1 arrest – Eng Kiat
(Released under police bail on the 8th May)
Candlelight vigil in Penang

7 May 2009
10 arrests
(Released under police bail on the 7th May)
Candlelight vigil in Sarawak

19 May 2009
11 arrests
- Teo Nie Ching (arrested on 6 and 19 May)
(Released on the 20th May at 3am)
Candlelight vigil outside DAP MP Teresa Kok’s office

21 May 2009
16 arrested in Teratai, Ampang
(They were remanded for 2 days)
- Jenice Lee (arrested on 7 May in Perak ,19 May and 21 May)
Candlelight vigil outside DAP Teratai Service Centre

Total: 146 arrests (of 142 individuals)

Meanwhile what about the real criminals?

Surely the police resources could be put to better use apprehending them instead of what seems to be 'dancing to their political master's tune'?


Pathetic pompous police prattle from a peeved policeman!

The cops have, as reported in The Star online, denied allegations that they have acted beyond their jurisdiction when raiding the DAP headquarters to find the source of pamphlets printed and distributed without permit.

Selangor CID chief SAC II Hasnan Hassan was reported as saying that the issue of needing a warrant to search the premises should not arise because it was part of a follow up investigation where one of the detainees assisting with the probe led the police to the site.

Hassan was quoted as saying:

“Furthermore the raid had to be carried out immediately before the evidence was wiped out.

“Speed was of the essence and the raid had to be carried out during the weekend when the court is not in session."



Friday 22 May 2009

Another Nail in the Coffin of MISC?

Lower the Flag to Half-mast

MISC to quit Asia-Europe trades

MALAYSIAN INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING CORPORATION (MISC) seems to have caught its partners by surprise last Friday 15th May 2009, with its decision to quit the Asia-Europe trades and resign from the Grand Alliance.

In a stock exchange filing, MISC said it would leave the Grand Alliance at the start of 2010 and focus on regional routes.

MISC a junior partner in the consortium, does not operate on all routes with the three other members, NYK, Hapag-Lloyd and OOCL.

The present global economic downturn has severely impacted the global liner industry with many leading operators having to react radically to manage the downturn,” An MISC spokesperson was reported in the shipping press to have said.

The withdrawal of MISC’s liner division from the Asia-Europe trade is part of a portfolio restructuring to reposition the business on a firmer footing that will drive future expansion.

As a result of this portfolio restructuring, MISC’s liner division’s future focus will be to become one of the leading intra-Asia liner operator, with the Middle-East/India Subcontinent to Asia trade being one of its core trade services.”

MISC joined the Grand Alliance in 1998.

However at this time, shipping lines are currently obtaining some minor rate increases in the Asia-Europe trades as conditions stabilise, and have further restoration efforts planned for later in the year. One wonders if MISC has made the correct decision?

One thing is agreed upon by many mariners, if not for the LNG vessels with long term charters, MISC would be finished as an international shipping company.

The Grand Alliance fleet comprises about 140 vessels with capacities of between 2.900 and 9.000 teu. MISC has thus far contributed seven vessels and contributes two 7,900 teu container ships to the alliance’s EU2 rotation.

Respice, adspice, prospice

Examine the past, examine the present, examine the future

Penanti Oh Penanti

Election Commission in Malaysia to go by the book in Penanti, for the first time ever!

The law spelling out a list of prohibitions on polling days will be strictly enforced for the first time ever during the 31st May 2009 Penanti by-election, so the Election Commission secretary Ngah Senik, he also reportedly said, he clarified that since the law was passed in 2003, the Commission had not enforced it, “as enforcement is the prerogative of the police.”

“But this time around, we have requested for the law to be enforced”.

"Penanti will be the testing ground for it” he evidently told a media briefing in Seberang Jaya on Thursday 21st May 2009

Under the Election Offences Act:

  • No person is allowed to check the identity or names of voters in the Electoral Roll, solicit or influence them, or wait or loiter within 50 metres of polling stations.

  • No one is allowed to wear, hold or carry any form of clothing, head covering, ornament, rosette, water bottle or umbrella showing the symbol of any political party within 50m of the station.

Election campaigners found setting up booths within 50metres of polling stations risk a RM5,000 fine, jail for up to a year, or both.

“A few political parties have given their word to abide by the election rules on polling day.”

“The Penanti by-election will be a good yardstick to measure the success of enforcing this law,” Ngah reportedly said.

Is Ngah doing his job properly for the first time at this by election only because the Barisan National coalition of Najib Razak (in effect Ngah's boss) has decided not to risk a massive defeat by contesting this by election?

One can but wonder.

Dum excusare credis, accusas

When you believe you are excusing yourself, you are accusing yourself

O tempora, O mores!

Oh, the times! Oh, the morals!

Thursday 21 May 2009

Ayo Gurkhali!

Joanna Lumley and Gurkha Veterans

I am delighted to have just heard that the Gurkha soldiers who served a minimum of four years in the British Armed Forces before 1997 now have the right to enter and stay in the United Kingdom.

The news report from the BBC is HERE

To Joanna Lumley, a great big thank you is due; she has selflessly striven to ensure that this just decision has now been made.

Ayo Gurkhali!” (The Gurkha Are Coming) .
That is the traditional war cry of the Gurkha soldiers.

Justice and honour have prevailed.

I must say I am delighted and feel certain that the Gurkha ex soldiers and their families will be a great asset to the Untied Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Kukri, Karda & Chakmak
May God Bless the Gurkha.


Hail, welcome

Somali Piracy Conference in Malaysia

Gulf of Aden and the Horn of Africa

Somali Piracy

No Action Talk Only, 'NATO' at work again in True Malaysian Style, at a conference (talking shop) in Malaysia.

Verbal diarrhoea is once again rife, thus the outcome of the much boasted about meeting in Kuala Lumpur is, it seems, zero.

Nothing concrete was decided and the Somali pirates continue to demand and are paid millions of US$ in ransoms.

I have said this before, and will repeat it here once again.

What is needed is a no nonsense approach, pirates should be treated as such, if apprehended carrying out an act of piracy on the high seas, they should be blown out of the water and eliminated, that is all it takes.

Remove them from the equation, man by man, boat by boat, mother ship by mother ship.

After a very short time these pirate gangs will realise that their game is up and they will abandon their quest for an easy buck.

Of course ransoms must never ever be paid, as this is the root of the problem and simply encourages the pirates and perpetuates their activities.

I realise that there are problems to figure out who is a pirate and who is a fisherman, but surely it is not too difficult to determine this.

To hell with namby pamby p c attitudes, let it be open-season on the Somali Pirates.

Mare liberum, An open sea


The navies of the world must unite, get tough, and once and for all rid the world of these somali pirates, it will not take very long if the effort is tough, united, sustained and unforgiving

See what Lloyds List had to say, it is reproduced below:

Action, not words

THE Malaysian government this week brought together delegations from 66 nations to discuss how to tackle the pressing issue of piracy off Somalia.

With delegates including Somali officials from both the transitional government and the Puntland autonomous region, the meeting presented an as yet unparalleled opportunity to thrash out a solution.

A draft statement from the meeting was surprisingly bold by the standards of diplomatic language. All 66 delegations agreed to invite the United Nations to establish an international maritime force to combat piracy off Somalia.

Such an agreement would be a major step in establishing a more permanent solution than having naval forces from 20 countries stationed off the coast.

Unfortunately, it appears the statement was too bold for many present at the meeting. The final statement was no longer from all the delegations present but from the chairman alone. The term “agreed” had disappeared, to be replaced with “noted”.

Many delegations were not comfortable with putting their country’s name explicitly to the statement. That is a shame, as a broad-based agreement to push the issue at a global level with the UN is required.

How many more meetings will it take before countries agree to take action and mandate an international body to tackle the problem head on, rather than the piecemeal fashion seen to date?”

Mors ultima ratio

Death is the final accounting

Mortui non mordant

Dead men don't bite

Wednesday 20 May 2009

A so called 'Sex Orgy' on Malaysian Island in May 2009

Pride & Prejudice, Prude & Prudery, Dumb & Dumber in 21st Century Malaysia.

If drugs were used then that is really very bad, as far a having sexual intercourse and consuming alcohol surely these things are not unlawful as such, even in Malaysia,............... or are they?

Of course sexual intercourse should be in private between consenting adults and the drinking of alcohol, and even many other seemingly normal activities in most parts of the world, are in Malaysia, outlawed to Muslims, and even to others.

But why all the drama about a beach part which has been labelled a “Sex Orgy”.

On what grounds were alcoholic drinks confiscated, are the local council enforcement officers endowed with the power to do this?

Once again this is the type of off-the-cuff over-zealous action which time and again makes Malaysia a laughing stock, and which will further damage the reputation and credibilty of Malaysia.

To me Malaysia appears to becoming rather Xenophobic in recent years, and that is yet another retrograde step into the darkness.

Read the news in the media HERE

Meanwhile there have been some recent cases, highlighted in the electronic media, regarding local boat boys, drugging and then sexually molesting and raping both local and foreign female visitors visiting the beautiful islands off the east coast of peninsular Malaysia for snorkelling.

It is therefore surprising that there have been no dramatic media reports about the authorities investigating and, if there are indeed such crimes being committed, apprehending, trying and punishing the offenders!

Double standards perhaps?

Blame the Foreigners. Blame the Immigrants

Quaere verum

Seek the truth

Monday 18 May 2009

Shame on Malaysia – it's federal government seems to support the Burmese dictatorship

Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will protest her innocence when she goes on trial today, 18 May 2009, on trumped up charges in a Rangoon kangaroo court.

On Sunday, 17 May 2009, the Philippines added to the wave of condemnation, saying it was "outraged" by Mrs Suu Kyi's treatment, joining Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore among Burma's regional neighbours and ASEAN members in speaking out.

What about Malaysia?

By their collective silence, Najib's cabinet seems to be siding with the Burmese dictators.

One cannot help but think UMNO and the BN leaders are envious of the tyrannical junta who rule Burma with an iron fist.

How they must wish they could do the same in Malaysia!

Does Najib support the law of revenge [lex talionis]?

What about ASEAN?

Burma (Myanmar) should be immediately expelled from ASEAN and not allowed to join again until a semblance of democracy is restored.

Read stories on the arrest and trail of Aung San Suu Kyi in the Bangkok Post HERE

& on the Burma Wire HERE

Causarum justia et misericordia

For the causes of justice and mercy

Saturday 16 May 2009

Visit Malaysia You May Catch Exotic Diseases, Malaysia Truly Infected!

Please visit Malaysia, but take precautions and be aware that:

Malaysia currently has outbreaks of leptospirosis, meningitis, viral acute pericarditis, and recently has had outbreaks of other diseases such a cholera, what is happening, it seems obvious that the health care system and standards of sanitation and hygiene are rapidly deteriorating in 21st Century Malaysia.

These are a few vexing questions:

Is the primary health care system in Malaysia failing?

Are the local town and city councils not doing their job, with respect to providing efficient sanitation and waste disposal facilities?

Is the basic education system flawed?

Are the people of Malaysia ignorant, or perhaps apathetic, or lackadaisical, about the need to be civic conscious?

Do some Malaysians, and immigrant workers, lack the basic knowledge about personal hygiene and cleanliness?


Has the Malaysia now been well and truly cursed?

One can but wonder about the latter!

But the answer to the early questions must surely be a resounding YES.

What is next, outbreaks of Coxsackie A & B virus?

Malaysia already has increases in the number of cases of Malaria, Dengue haemorrhagic fever and Chikunkunya, and Typhoid.

This letter, from the Malaysia Today web site, in some ways, hits the nail on the head, it is entitled:

'Malaysia’s public health nightmare may already have begun and could explode at any time. The signs are there.'

Click HERE to read it

Leptospirosis, news report HERE

Meningitis, news report HERE & HERE

Acute pericarditis, news report HERE

Meanwhile in Penang, many new cases of..........
Dengue, Chikungunya and Malaria recently

There were, as reported in the media, 334 dengue, 38 chikungunya and 49 malaria cases between 10th and 16th May 2009.

Sat sapienti

Enough for a wise man

Saturday 9 May 2009

Vesak Day Greetings


Wishing Everyone a Blessed

Wesak (Vesak)

Visakah Puja


Buddha Purnima

Visakha Bucha

Saga Dawa

佛誕 (fó dàn)

Phật Đản


Friday 8 May 2009

'Dumped' Dogs in Malaysia Turn to Cannibalism

One of the hundreds of, now starving, dogs exiled to a mangrove island, on which there is no food or fresh water

Once again Malaysia is in the world spotlight, and once again for a shameful reason.

How very sad this is.

See one news report HERE,

Please visit the Selangor SPCA web site HERE

Spero melior

I hope for better things

The Perak State Legislature A Shameful Circus

This is what the international media reported.

First the BBC, click HERE

then Al-Jazeera English HERE

and 172 news sources at Google News Malaysia HERE

and below what famous Malaysian actor the late P. Ramlee had Sudin say in this well known film, he knew UMNO was a circus, and apparently it continues to be so until today.

Quidvis Recte Factum Quamvis Humile Praeclarum

Whatever is rightly done, however humble, is noble

Thursday 7 May 2009


Ipoh, Perak. Thurday, 7th May 2009

In reverse order, latest events first.

Events Proceeding the Sitting of the Perak State Assembly.

The action has now moved inside the state assembly.

The Speaker V Sivakumar, immediately, after taking his seat, asked the seven suspended BN state reps including BN appointed MB Zambry to leave the hall.

He says he won’t begin the assembly sitting until they are all out of the hall. According to Sivakumar, he has the power to do so. Pakatan state reps thump their table in support.

The speaker said the suspension of Zambry and his six exco members was made by him in his capacity as the chairperson of the privileges and the special rights committee and not as the speaker.

He said the Federal Court decision was based on his standing as a speaker and as such the matter was inapplicable.

He also asked the three BN-friendly independents to leave the assembly as his legal suit against the three was still pending in court.

His order for the ten to leave the State Assembly Hall was greeted by cheers and table-clapping by the Pakatan Rakyat (PKR) representatives.
They shouted ‘keluar' (out) repeatedly.

However the ten representatives still remain in the hall. A shouting match between the two sides is currently under way.

Entry to the Perak State Assembly Hall.

All Perak State Assemblymen, special guests with invitations and accredited media were allowed into the Dewan.

Pakatan Rakyat (PKR) reps sat on the right side of the Speaker (the so called “government side”).

The police conducted strict checks of all ID passes. Everyone was scanned by means of metal detectors.

Men without songkok (Malay headgear) and a female reporter in traditional Punjabi outfit were denied entry.

One can but wonder what this sartorial matter has this got to do with the police?

Shouting was heard from within the State Assembly Hall.

Scores of people have already been arrested in Ipoh.

Shortly after that yet more arrests outside the state secretariat, this time it was the turn of Parit Buntar MP Mujahid Yusof Rawa of PAS and Malaysiakini columnist and activist Helen Ang.


PAS Youth chief Salahuddin Ayub was detained for 'illegal assembly' about 20 metres from the tree dubbed the “Democracy Tree” where the historic “under the tree” State Assembly was held on 3rd March 2009.

Shortly after Salahuddin was detained, yet another arrest, this time of Sungai Siput MP Jeyakumar, who was detained about 10 metres away from the same tree.

Up to about 09:45, according to Lim Kit Siang, those arrested so far include:-

  1. Lau Bak Kee, DAP veteran chairman,

  2. former rep R.K. Muthu,

  3. blogger Zorro (Bernard Khoo),

  4. Lee Kong Hing, previous Negeri Sembilan state organising secretary,

  5. Sg Pinang rep Koid Teng Guan,

  6. Bahau rep Tey Kok Seong,

  7. Temiang rep Ng Chin Tsai,

  8. Teratai rep Jenice Lee,

  9. Melaka rep Khoo Poay Tiong,

  10. Taiping DAP Youth chief Tey Kok Lim.

An Anti-Black T-shirt Day in Ipoh.

Police reportedly confiscated two boxes (about 200 units) of black coloured "One Black Malaysia" printed t-shirt from the Pakatan Rakyat supporters stall next to the Kampung Manjoi Baru surau, earlier in the morning. Are these t-shirts unlawful, are they prohibited items, are they banned??

Police also earlier arrested three men wearing black t-shirts with the slogan “Kembalikan hak rakyat” (Give the people back their rights) after a scuffle outside the state secretariat building.

To get updated on the situation as it evolves



To read REUTERS news report click HERE

Ut sementem feceris, ita metes

As you sow, so shall you reap

Wednesday 6 May 2009

Wear Black as a Sign of Mourning for the Steady Decline of Democracy in Malaysia

Round up the usual suspects, as a warning, so as to terrify others

Conlige suspectos semper habitos, in terrorem

This T-shirt may be suitable attire

Wong (on the left) and friends are wearing other variation on the theme of black



To protest Wong Chin Huat's arrest and remand, under the archaic, catch-all and oppressive Sedition Act 1948, and also to show solidarity with the three citizens who were greeting by about 40 armed police and arrested for attempting to deliver a birthday cake with butter icing commemorating the 31st birthday of murdered Mongolian translator Shaariibuu to Najib; it was reported they were also taking Najib a letter from the late Altantuya's father and also carrying a banner. This happened near the PM's office in Putrajaya.


To protest at the arrest of PAS vice-president Mohamad Sabu, PKR supreme council member Badrul Hisham Saharin, Sani Md Shah, Saufi Mihad and Yasir Sheikh Abdul Rahman.

Also the wearing of black is to support the fight for democracy in Ipoh on Thursday 7th May 2009, regarding the Perak State Government fiasco. The police reportedly have obtained a court order to stop people from being within 500 metres of the state secretariat building during the State Assembly sitting.

It was reported that Perak State police chief Deputy Comm. Zulkifli Abdullah said the magistrate’s court in Ipoh, granted the ex-parte injunction to Ipoh OCPD Asst .Comm. Azisman Alias on Wednesday. 6th May 2009.

So there could be a lot more [perhaps 'politically selective'] arrests tomorrow.

Malaysians will be waiting to see who is arrested and who is not.

Named as respondents in the application were members and supporters of political parties PKR, DAP, PAS, Barisan Nasional, and also all members of the public.

According to news reports, the injunction was granted under Section 98 of the Criminal Procedure Code, all respondents (in a nut shell that means anyone and everyone) were prohibited and warned not to be present or take part in any gathering within a half kilometre radius of the Perak State Assembly Building’s gates.

Meanwhile, the real criminals in Malaysia are having a whale of a time!

Crime rates are up, and as one example, just today the press reported "The number of rape cases reported in the country doubled from 2003 to 2007."

Commune periculum concordiam parit. Noli nothis permittere te terere

Common danger brings forth harmony. Don't let the bastards get you down.