Posts Tagged ‘Spirit of Law’

Penang DCM II sues newspaper, journalist for RM10m Monday, February 13, 2012 – 20:10 – by Bernama

In Abuse of Power, freedom of speech, intent, media, media traps, media tricks, misplaced adoration, political correctness, politics, social freedoms, spirit of the law, spirit of the word on February 13, 2012 at 4:16 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: Penang Deputy Chief Minister II, Dr P. Ramasamy today filed a RM10 million defamation suit against a journalist of The Star and the newspaper publisher.

It was filed at the High Court Civil Registry here through the legal form of Messrs. A.Sivanesan & Co.

The suit, which named Ian McIntyre and Star Publications (M) Bhd as defendants, was over two articles, “Distress in DAP continues” which was published on Dec 23 last year and “What Ramasamy said in the interview with The Star”, published on Dec 27 last year.

In the statement of claim, Ramasamy said that on Dec 21, 2011, Ian interviewed him at his office in Penang and an article on it was published on Dec 23.

He claimed that the article, in its original meaning, implied him as a DAP leader who was corrupt, abused his power and position and of no integrity.

Ramasamy said that following the publication of the article, he called for a media conference on Dev 26 last year to deny having uttered the words, but another article was published by the Star Publications (M) Bhd on Dec 27.

He claimed that the following the publication of the two articles, his position as a leader and reputation had been seriously injured and that he had been brought into public scandal, ridicule and contempt.

He is seeking an injunction to prevent the defendants from further publishing the articles, defamatory damages, as well as aggravated and exemplary damages, cost and other relief deemed fit by the court.

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The DCM should not become another Chandra Muzaffar bullying Antares ( and just demand an apology or refute at most. Freedom of speech remember? This is not PM Najib or any real opponent to score points by insulting or demanding apologies from, but a ‘mere’ journalist and a newspaper that can be countered with another friendly newspaper’s article.

Besides, after 2 terms as DCM (unless term limitless minded – another Mubarak or Gaddafi, once they had the tase of power, they forget what TERM LIMITS (2 terms typically) are . . .), this will not even matter anymore.

Is the journalist or even the DCM worth 10M? Can they even earn that much in this lifetime? Don’t be greedy and illegical, this is about reputation not money Ramasamy. Even already valueless point scoring as just done by YM the quorumless parachute CM LGE against PM Najib by asking for apologies is unprincipled and meaningless enough, this is even worse – bullying AND greed for non-issues. Such pettiness.

Ask for an public forum with your ‘victims’ to refute, or publish an article to tell the readers why the article was wrong. People with this sort of attitude should not even be voted to begin with. Typical DAP behaviour – JUST LIKE SINGAPORE’S sicko PAP.

Don’t bully the already bullied, the Scots have not yet liberated themselves fro English colonialism, the action to sue a McIntyre clansman will doubtless end misery for another BN in formation, Braveheart style! Very ugly trend here in DAP’s mindset . . . vote for 3rd Force voters, if the DCM is as petty minded as this, one can imagine how the nepotistic Gaddafi and sons types will be like if they gain control of the cabinet.

Down with the nepotistic and term limitless (also bullying) faction in Pakatan Rakyat who have so much energy that they will target journos and newspapers rather than handle or address much less broach the APARTHEID of Bumiputraism !

Drop both BN and Pakatan’s racists and nepotist family blocs and vote for 3rd Force Coalition where : KITA, JATI, MCLM (whats left of it thanks to RPK’s sacrificing of LGBT to target Anwar, but homophobes could find it a good party that has 20 candidates), PCM, Borneo Front, Konsensus Bebas, HRP/Hindraf and PSM to grant the above 3 items.

Look at the below form as well and choose your canidates who will end all toll concessions and make all citizens equal.

(errata on the pic, GDP should read national average wage)

DCM Ramasamy . . . “You disgust us!” . . .

We voted Pakatan in to end APARTHEID and liberalise laws, not bully the citizens and curb freedom of speech with limitless terms and abuse power of local councils and worsen laws with more red-tape.

More instances of bullying below :

Compensation for Rep’s Kin – by Sunday Star – 18th APR 2010

The Gambier Threat – Mid 2010

Invasive By-Laws Against Sovereignty of Title/Land Owners

12 people were sacked by DAP by April 2011, and at least another 12 more prior to this, mostly Indian members. If they believe in ending APARTHEID and are willing to sign a contract to support the end of APARTHEID, any independent, even Malay candidates should be voted over power mad and nepotistic DAP.

DID NOT DECLARE ASSETS as promised (however pretend to declare to CM Guan Eng like BN Mps pretend to declare to PM – don’t insult the voters’ intelligence Pakatan . . . )

Failed the EXCO Election Quorum at 0.002% / Failed to Keep Promise of Local Council Elections

Kampung Buah Pala compensation lies

Sunset Bistro / Sabre Tours Destruction of 49 stalls – Traders plan to sue Teratai assemblyman for demolishing shop lots …

Ronnie Liu sand mining case

300 million (86 billion) sPICE fallout BUNKER

Various spats involving Malicious Compliance against Indian Muslim Traders Association,

Effectively ‘Robbing’ Gas Tanks from Small stall owners (this was overseen by Ng Aik Wei)

Watersports Facility owners (this is their Island too, who needs a DAP government that will not amend by-laws, kick them out take power and write your own laws Beach Boys . . . ) Quiet beaches due to water sports ban | theSundaily –

Sponsorship and support (planning???) of Kitten Killer? Fate will extract the appropriate number of pure hearted kittens slain (as opposed to evil hearted humans) – with interest applied.

KOMTAR Lockdown / (Nearly a Mr. Kerosene Tunisia style . . . )

Beachboy harrassing via collusion by writing Insurance into by-laws (20+ watersports operators and 400 watersports workers)

Horse Riding harrassing

Gas tank stealing

Condominium staircase destruction

We voted Pakatan in to end APARTHEID, not bully the citizens and curb freedom of speech with limitless terms and abuse of power.


Does Michelle Obama Know About This? – – 7th July 2011

In Uncategorized on January 30, 2012 at 2:46 pm
Oak Park, Michigan: Their front yard was torn up after replacing a sewer line, so instead of replacing the dirt with grass, one Oak Park woman put in a vegetable garden and now the city is seeing green. The list goes on: fresh basil, cabbage, carrots, tomatoes, cumbers and more all filling five large planter boxes that fill the Bass family’s front yard. Julie Bass says, “We thought we’re minding our own business, doing something not ostentatious and certainly not obnoxious or nothing that is a blight on the neighborhood, so we didn’t think people would care very much.” But some cared very much and called the city. The city then sent out code enforcement. “They warned us at first that we had to move the vegetables from the front, that no vegetables were allowed in the front yard. We didn’t move them because we didn’t think we were doing anything wrong, even according to city code we didn’t think we were doing anything wrong. So they ticketed us and charged me with a misdemeanor,” Bass said . . . City code says that all unpaved portions of the site shall be planted with grass or ground cover or shrubbery or other suitable live plant material. Tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers are what Basses see as suitable. However, Oak Park’s Planning and Technology Director Kevin Rulkowski says the city disagrees. He says, “If you look at the dictionary, suitable means common. You can look all throughout the city and you’ll never find another vegetable garden that consumes the entire front yard.”
So what is suitable? From another local news report: . . . we asked Rulkowski why it’s not suitable. “If you look at the definition of what suitable is in Webster’s dictionary, it will say common. So, if you look around and you look in any other community, what’s common to a front yard is a nice, grass yard with beautiful trees and bushes and flowers,” he said. God forbid your yard doesn’t include beautiful trees, bushes and flowers. It’s your job, Oak Park citizens, to give Kevin Rulkowski pretty things to look at. According to Bass’s blog, she’s demanding her right to a jury trial. So the city plans to throw the book at her. Our attorney spoke to the prosecutor today. (for the record, my crush on him is totally finished after today.) – His position: they are going to take this all the way. Officially, this means i am facing 93 days in jail if they win. No joke.
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@| peoplerrrstupid | July 8th, 2011 at 8:30 am What a stupid, clueless f. ing city worker. THIS is what’s wrong with our country. Come tell me what I can plant in my yard, and I’ll politely show you the quickest way to get the eff off property.
A) I applaud the woman for demanding her right to a jury trial.
B) the prosecutor’s office should be ashamed of itself.
C) The city planning guy should to, but he’s obviously too stupid.
D) I hope some nice lawyer will donate his/her services to this woman and offer to counter-sue the city for their malicious attack on common sense.
my letter to mayor: Dear Sir, After reading an article about your city and your prosecution of a woman for growing vegetables in her front yard, I am shocked and embarassed that this can happen in America. With all of the green initiatives that municipalities are pushing these days, this woman should be held as a model. Furthermore, your staff is an embarassment, especially with his statements that “suitable” means “common” according to his dictionary. He must have a completely different dictionary than the rest of America. As a matter of fact, the vegetable garden meets the very definition of the word in so many ways. As a suburb of Detroit, I would think that there are more serious issues facing your community than whether or not a woman grows a vegetable garden in her front yard. With today’s budget issues, I am not sure why you are employing a staff that has nothing better to do. Its a waste of tax payers money, its bureaucracy run amock…you work for your citizens, not the other way around. Not that you guys are alone with that issue. Get rid of these wastes of space and possibly hire more police officers, or for heavens sake possibly stick the money in the bank. Now there is a novel concept for government. As a citizen, I can tell you that I would respect and vote for a mayor who came out opposed to such ridiculousness and guided his overzealous desk jockeys back on task. Please step back away from your ordinances and your red tape and your career municipal officials and just look at this issue and how ridiculous it is. Thanks, James
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I’m beginning to hate USA when I read articles like this. Where are the Hell’s Angels or Black Spades or even the Woodstock citizens of USA? Whats going on with you guys in ‘the West’? Run for candidacy and don’t let up fighting against such abusers and bullies. Sue the police department and Oak Park’s Planning and Technology Director! Can’t grow veggies?!? Whats wrong with them? This is psychological warfare, identify people who act like that and vote them to hell ! Oh heres an example of the same kind of behaviour in Malaysia too. See the link below : I suggest Julie Bass go to Amnesty International and file for refugee status to see which country would allow her to migrate for being persecuted andf threatened with a jail term. Anyone from UNHCR want to contact Julie Bass? I think she needs help and that Oak Park needs to be sued for something related to Human Rights.

Analysis In Response : On 3 Article On Bersih 2.0 in Late July 2011

In Uncategorized on January 30, 2012 at 2:33 pm
Ambiga will not contest in GE, says no stomach for politics UPDATED @ 04:45:37 PM 12-07-2011 July 12, 2011 Ambiga is seen as a new symbol of dissent in civil society. — File pic KUALA LUMPUR, July 12 — Bersih 2.0 chief Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan said today she will not stand as a candidate in the coming general election, saying she has no “stomach” for local politics. The former Bar Council chief is seen as a new symbol of civil society’s dissent, together with national laureate Datuk A. Samad Said, for her bold stand in the face of the ruling Barisan Nasional’s (BN) coalition over the rally for electoral reform. Her rising popularity has prompted several calls for her to stand as an election candidate in the 13th general election, still expected will be held by early next year. “Absolutely not!” she told reporters today when asked if she would contest. “And I’ll tell you why. I have no stomach for politics in this country,” she said. While the police say only 6,000 people joined in the Bersih 2.0 rally, the group has claimed a turnout of 50,000 supporters in its city rally last Saturday. Many Malaysians have also duplicated similar demonstrations worldwide in cities from Sydney to London and San Francisco. However, the ruling BN has persistently linked the coalition of 62 registered civil societies to the opposition Pakatan Rakyat (PR) pact, and painted them as bent on taking over Putrajaya. Ambiga, who has been repeatedly attacked over her decision to stand with PR leaders in the Saturday rally, explained again today that she only accepted their offer entirely on grounds of security. “Think about who was threatening us. Not Pakatan. The threats, the violence… all came from BN. All Pakatan was trying to do that day was secure our safety,” she said. She clarified that acceptance of PR’s aide last Saturday did not mean that Bersih 2.0 is now partisan. “We are working on our own but we welcome anyone’s input, both Pakatan and Barisan,” Ambiga said, and urged all groups to stop portraying the electoral movement as partisan.
Tuesday, 12 July 2011 17:37 Ambiga: No thanks to politics, no stomach for it in this country Written by Melissa Lee, Malaysia Chronicle Ambiga: No thanks to politics, no stomach for it in this country Bersih chairman Ambiga Sreenevasan has confirmed she does not have any intention to enter active politics and leave the world of NGOs, in which she has become a much valued star. And her explanation – “I have no stomach for politics in this country.” A well-deserved rap in the wrist for the politicians because Malaysian politics is surely among the dirtiest the world. The ability of ruling party UMNO wallow in the swill has enabled it to enforce 5 decades of political hegemony. But in line with the changing times and the new generations of well-educated Malaysians, the burden of political change is lighter now. This is due in no small part to the greater activism of Malaysians compared to a decade ago, when the first seeds of Reform or Reformasi was planted by Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim. Will BN ever learn Evidence of the societal changes taking in place is Saturday’s successful Bersih 2.0 rally attended by a 100,000-strong crowd. Amid accusations that the event was a plot by Anwar to topple the BN government, Ambiga had invited Prime Minister Najib Razak to attend. But the BN declined. They also banned the rally and ordered an unprecedented crackdown by the police that led to one death and thousands of injured. “We are working on our own but we welcome anyone’s input, both Pakatan and Barisan,” Ambiga told reporters. She has been accused many times of favouring Pakatan and even on Tuesday, she was asked why she was standing on the Pakatan’s side during the police attack on the group of Pakatan and Bersih leaders at the KL Sentral, where they had given a joint press conference on July 9. “Think about who was threatening us. Not Pakatan. The threats, the violence all came from BN. All Pakatan was trying to do that day was secure our safety,” she said. Something for Najib and BN to reflect on in a constructive way and not twist her latest comments again into another racially-tinged brouhaha. So far, Ambiga has received death threats, threats to gang-rape her and even to revoke her citizenship by UMNO-linked groups. – Malaysia Chronicle
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Rubbish! Some of us don’t have stomach for lies Ambiga. If you can rally you can definitely run for candidacy you LIAR. Nothing queenly about skulking about in the background refusing to run for election. There are few enough candidates with the courage to run for election as of now and if you care for the Rakyat, you jolly well will not behave like a c0–tease! Otherwise we will think : ” She was there at Bersih to get people arrested! How dare you not run for candidacy Ambiga?
Bersih was a trap led by this pro-BN mole! ” ;and that those threats were well deserved even though they were pre-scripted. A woman greedy for photo ops, who sided against Nizar in Pahang for MB, who was from treacherous Bar Council, this grandstanding cult of personality wannabe, gives the voters no concrete action! As guessed Bersih was a rally unto itself, but for no purpose except to spend the Rakyat’s righteous anger. Rakyat, run for private candidacy and remember :
1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy.
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution.
Clean the electoral roll The electoral roll is marred with irregularities such as deceased persons and multiple persons registered under a single address or non-existent addresses. The electoral roll must be revised and updated to wipe out these ‘phantom voters’. The rakyat have a right to an electoral roll that is an accurate reflection of the voting population. In the longer term, BERSIH 2.0 also calls for the EC to implement an automated voter registration system upon eligibility to reduce irregularities. 2. Reform postal ballot The current postal ballot system must be reformed to ensure that all citizens of Malaysia are able to exercise their right to vote. Postal ballot should not only be open for all Malaysian citizens living abroad, but also for those within the country who cannot be physically present in their voting constituency on polling day. Police, military and civil servants too must vote normally like other voters if not on duty on polling day. The postal ballot system must be transparent. Party agents should be allowed to monitor the entire process of postal voting. 3. Use of indelible ink Indelible ink must be used in all elections. It is a simple, affordable and effective solution in preventing voter fraud. In 2007, the EC decided to implement the use of indelible ink. However, in the final days leading up to the 12th General Elections, the EC decided to withdraw the use of indelible ink citing legal reasons and rumours of sabotage. BERSIH 2.0 demands for indelible ink to be used for all the upcoming elections. Failure to do so will lead to the inevitable conclusion that there is an intention to allow voter fraud. 4. Minimum 21 days campaign period The EC should stipulate a campaign period of not less than 21 days. A longer campaign period would allow voters more time to gather information and deliberate on their choices. It will also allow candidates more time to disseminate information to rural areas. The first national elections in 1955 under the British Colonial Government had a campaign period of 42 days but the campaign period for 12th GE in 2008 was a mere 8 days. 5. Free and fair access to media It is no secret that the Malaysian mainstream media fails to practice proportionate, fair and objective reporting for political parties of all divide. BERSIH 2.0 calls on the EC to press for all media agencies, especially state-funded media agencies such as Radio and Television Malaysia (RTM) and Bernama to allocate proportionate and objective coverage for all potlical parties. 6. Strengthen public institutions Public institutions must act independently and impartially in upholding the rule of law and democracy. Public institutions such as the Judiciary, Attorney-General, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC), Police and the EC must be reformed to act independently, uphold laws and protect human rights. In particular, the EC must perform its constitutional duty to act independently and impartially so as to enjoy public confidence. The EC cannot continue to claim that they have no power to act, as the law provides for sufficient powers to institute a credible electoral system. 7. Stop corruption Corruption is a disease that has infected every aspect of Malaysian life. BERSIH 2.0 and the rakyat demand for an end to all forms of corruption. Current efforts to eradicate corruption are mere tokens to appease public grouses. We demand that serious action is taken against ALL allegations of corruption, including vote buying. 8. Stop dirty politics Malaysians are tired of dirty politics that has been the main feature of the Malaysian political arena. We demand for all political parties and politicians to put an end to gutter politics. As citizens and voters, we are not interested in gutter politics; we are interested in policies that affect the nation.
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And you guys think I’m idealistic? In many countries around the world the below 3 items are more tolerable than the above 8 items :
1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy.
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution.
Who’s being unrealistic and insane now? The 8 items are even less unimplementable than the 3 items. Think voters, think corrupted BN factions, with the 3 items you ‘might’ be able to keep your corrupted wealth. With the 8 items (which I believe even the so-called 1st World Nations still struggle with) you might be impeached for corruption after all. So how about it BN? Grant 3 items and survive GE13 (maybe only) or keep floundering around with Bumiputra Apartheid and the 8 as of now impossible 8 items. It’s just equality and BN top tiers will have a chance live to fight GE14.
With ambiguous Ambiga backing out like this the Bersih page should not read ‘ page_id=4111 ‘ but ‘ page_id=4333 ‘ – of 1600+ honest dupes who rallied with Ambiga! Step up to candidacy or at least post bail for the 1600+ hapless detainees Ambiga, or be damned as the worst among BN’s moles ever!