Harry Fawcett, the Asia Pacific Correspondent of Al Jazeera English interviewed Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein ( on Sunday) about the ugly Bersih 3.0 riots on the streets of Kuala Lumpur (near Dataran Merdeka).
The western correspondent who works for Arab-owned Al Jazeera was focused in just highlighting the alleged 'police brutality' , a script Western journalist and wire agencies are more familiar with.
Watch/listen to the video and you'll be surprised that no mention or questions were raised on the behaviour of Bersih rioters who broke the law, damaged police vehicles and ruined public property.
The irony is that the above interview was conducted at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital after both the Home Minister and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak visited injured policemen and a pressman (casualties of Bersih) who are warded in the hospital.
From Harry's line of questioning and the way the whole Bersih rioting is portrayed by certain media organisations, it appears as though our policemen are all robots without feelings.
Is it not Bersih's brutality and deliberate provocation of the policemen on duty that brought about the water canons and showers of tear gas?
The second edition of Jelajah Janji Ditepati roadshow starts today in Kuching Sarawak. To be officiated by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, this carnival of sort is not just fun but more a showcase of the Government's tangible initiatives aimed at easing the people's burden and at the same time uplifting our quality of life.
Najib Razak has been focusing his energy and efforts into these well crafted plans to make Malaysia a better place since taking office in 2009 and this Jelajah Janji Ditepati would showcase the Government's efforts and achievements to-date.
Jelajah Janji Ditepati is essentially the Key Performance Indicator of the Prime Minister and his Government's performance and achievements since Najib took office on 3rd April, 2009.
PM will be at Jelajah Janji Ditepati Sarawak @ Wisma Bapa Malaysia grounds by 10am. Please be there to witness/listen/assess for yourself the PM and your Government's performance.
The Prime Minister is expected to make an important announcement at this Jelajah Janji Ditepati event in Sarawak.
If you can't make it there, click on the picture below to watch the Jelajah Janji Ditepati event (real-time) via live streaming.
(Click on the picture)
p/s Guess this would be better than monkey-ing around on the streets in Dataran Merdeka.
A lots been mentioned whole day for nayati.Let's all pray and,through social media amplify and search for nayati#prayfornayati
Dutch boy kidnapped in Malaysia
A 12-yera-old Dutch boy has been kidnapped in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. The boy was dragged into a dark-coloured car with false number plates by three men before the eyes of his classmates. A spokesperson from the Dutch municipality of Son en Breugel has called it a “worrying situation”.
The boy Nayati Moodliar is the son of a couple from South Africa. The family lived in Son en Breugel for almost 11 years, but had moved to Malaysia for the father’s job. The boy attended an international school.
The kidnapping was filmed. Pictures of the boy have been distributed and a huge search is underway. His father made an emotional appeal for his safe return. “It is our only son. He is a good boy. We want him back. We don’t want any trouble. It is not too late to let him go. Let him come back.'' So far no ransom has been demanded.
One of his former Dutch teachers said, “He is a really nice and enthusiastic boy with a fanclub among the girls.''
The family is receiving assistance from the Dutch embassy in Malaysia. The Foreign Ministry said it did not want to speculate what is behind the kidnapping. Expatica
URGENT UPDATESon missing kid - nayati : these are his general information - 1.5cm height, 12 years old, dark brown hair and eyes, mix origin or indian and caucasian, Dutch nationality, he was taken at 7:30 am this morning on the way to Mont Kiara International School (MKIS), was wearing a green shorts with white tshirt with MKIS emblem, taken in a BLACK PROTON GEN2 with fake plate number WNH 1356. Please contact 0192333065/0126895377
DAP's Tunku Abdul Aziz basically says Bersih organizers were instigating the rakyat to break the law of the land and that he was against such provocations.
KUALA LUMPUR: Criticism of the planned Bersih 3.0 rally in Kuala Lumpur by DAP vice-chairman Senator Tunku Abdul Aziz has generated some buzz in sociopolitical blogs and news portals, with pro-government bloggers lauding his view and their pro-opposition counterparts scrambling to clarify his remarks.
The Malaysian Insider, among others, reported on April 26 that Tunku Aziz was against the rally because he felt it encouraged people to break the law.
“My opposition to this kind of demonstration is — we are encouraging people to break the law and we are supposed to be lawmakers," he said.
“I am in favour of us assembling if that is not breaking the law but breaking the law is something that I cannot support,” he said.
He stated it was his personal view, and that he had informed his colleagues in DAP - The Mole.
PAS' Nasharudin Mat Isa who is Bachok MP had said earlier that Bersih was a 'political game' and not a movement championing the cause of NGOs or the civil society.
Based on the fact that Bersih was a 'political game' the former PAS deputy president said Bersih should be led by PAS and not by individuals like Ambiga.
Nasharudin said Ambiga was not fit to lead Bersih as she openly supported the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender rights movement.
These two statements from influential DAP and PAS leaders just gives credence to a recent expose that Bersih is actually a movement made up of NGOs ( a big majority of them illegal) serving the political agenda of PKR.
The ultimate aim of Bersih appears nothing but to create chaos and portray the Malaysian government and the ruling Barisan Nasional in bad light.
If Bersih's motive was indeed noble in wanting a free and fair elections, WHY then are the organizers adamant in wanting to gather by the thousands in Dataran Merdeka and not in any of the suggested alternate venues/stadiums?
What is the difference between Dataran Merdeka and Stadium Bukit Jalil?
Why is it that Bersih is adamant about wanting to gather in Dataran Merdeka unless there is a sinister motive?
I'm sure Malaysian in the right frame of mind could analyse the antics of Ambiga with an open mind and draw their own conclusion.
But the fact remains that Bersih is a political movement backed by some desperate Opposition leaders who had promised to take Putrajaya 'at all costs'.