Sunday, April 19, 2009

Anwar's absence for Malaysia's first submarine arrival


The Star reported that Malaysia's first Scorpene submarine is due to arrive on July 25th, 2009. The submarine - KD Tunku Abdul Rahman - has already left Toulon, France on Jan 24.

According to the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) chief Laksamana Datuk Seri Abdul Aziz Jaafar, the YDP Agong, Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin will receive the submarine when it docks at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah naval base at Pulau Indah, Klang. The submarine would then set sail for the Lumut naval base.

The submarine has been linked to a series of controversies and allegations with Anwar Ibrahim and his protege's hands orchestrating.

Anwar's trial for the sodomy charges will began from July 1st and run till July 24th, 2009. Will he be around to see the arrival of the submarine which he used to implicate and smear his political competitor, Dato Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak in the Premiership race?

Many believed he will not be. Here's how the events in the past unfolded and the future could possibly be.

Abdul Razak Baginda and the Murder of Altantunya?

The main controversy surrounding the submarine is the implication of Abdul Razak Baginda, a former security analyst to Najib, to the murder of a Mongolian woman, Altantunya allegedly by two Unit Tindakan Khas (UTK) personnel, Azrilah and Sirul. Razak was a Director in Primekar Sdn Bhd, a Company given the project management contract for the submarine.

Razak was released from detention and not charged but Azrilah and Sirul was recently found guilty by the courts. He is now believed to be living in London.

The case attracted few questions.

One was why Musa Safri was not brought to the stand as witness. A possible answer is that his statement tallied with the statement of Razak, Azrilah and Sirul. And, it maybe of no consequence to the case, be it for the prosecutor or the defense. Musa was asked for help from Razak to introduce to any police personnel and he did so.

Thus far established without questions from Karpal Singh, observer representing the family of the late Altantunya lawyer, is that Altantunya had an affair with Razak. Her letters does not indicate as the rumours goes that her profession was an interpreter or an arms arranger.

This dismiss the possibility she was demanding her entitlement for any alleged commision. Nevertheless, her letters presented in court established that she was in dire need for money. She was seeking and pleading for Razak's assistance. When she grew more desperate, she threatened in her letter to expose their affair.

The main grouse about this case was why Razak was not called as witness. And, this is the only issue raised by Karpal Singh. Majority of the knowledgable public concur with Karpal Singh.

Another issue was why was the motive of the case not discussed. This will need a legal practitioner to answer.

Without having access to the documents, one wonder what the court meant by the defense were at loggerhead with each other? Could it be possible that Azrilah misunderstood the instruction to "take care of her" and wrongly instructed Sirul to get rid of Altantunya? Thus, the murder is about a miscommunication and as such, there is no need for a motive.

Nevertheless, there is a bizarre theory making it's round suspecting Altantunya killed and blowed up to smitterins by another party with the intention to implicate Najib. Their convenient suspects are Khairy and the Tingkat 4, and Anwar Ibrahim. The plan was executed by some foreign operatives. In french, bizarre means crazy. Without evidence or proof, it is merely speculative.

Both Azrilah and Sirul filed for appeal and more will unfold.

Thus far, these the few revelations from the court proceeding shows that much that was being rumoured had no evidence. Is Karpal Singh losing his roar or the only thing relevant to roar about is Razak's absence from the witness stand?

Pinning it to Rosmah?

One twist to this murder is PI Balasundram's revised Statutory Declaration (SD) and Raja Petra's SD that attempted to implicate Rosmah. Two police officers name were mentioned but both denied with their own Statutory SD.

RPK's SD and his willingness to face the consequences made his words believable to certain segment of the public. But the strange part is his SD is a mentioned in third party i.e. declaration based not on his own information and filled with the term "reliably informed".

After being held for questioning by police, Bala declared the next day that his revised SD is incorrect and disappeared. Words from sceptics of Najib is that Bala was taken away to some oceanic island nation and monetarily rewarded by Najib and Rosmah.

God knows, but the act of hiding away seemed more consistent with the manner Elizabeth Wong and V Arumugan disappeared temporarily. The exception would be the failed attempt to "kidnap" the two defected PKR Perak State Assemblymen.

No one should dismiss the possibility that it is a PKR attempt to dismiss Bala's original SD. Bala has committed perjury and is liable in court. All his statutory declaration is now inadmissable in court.

Another equally bizarre twist to the Rosmah off-shoot of the Altantunya murder is another SD supposedly by Bala claiming Rosmah was into Hindu practices. Then there was the Malaysia Today report of charms found in Pak Lah's office but none found in Najib's office. [Am I too familiar with such style of fabrication?]

Scorpene padded commission?

When Anwar first made an issue of Altantunya, he was judiciously careful as to not touch the Altantunya murder case and end up committing contempt of court. Off course, he became bolder later in particular during the Permatang Pauh by-election.

At the Ijok by-election in 2007, he began his name smearing of Najib by raising suspicion of corruptices of padded commission in the purchase of Sukhoi and Scorpene. To make his story believable, he claim to have documents, just like he claim he is in possession of six boxes of documents proving Mahathir's corrupt practices.

In the millitary business, pricing information is highly classified. Try visit any millitary exhibitions and ask for the pricing of equipment, they will never reveal, not even the ballpark figure. How did Anwar claim to have information and document? Or is it another drama?

By virtue of the different equipments, specs, and config, there is no common pricing for a similar model of millitry asset. For instance, our two frigates - KD Tuah and KD Jebat - are the most expensive built for its models due to its "multiple role" capability. Perhaps, Anwar can dig up for corrupt practices from his British contacts. It was purchased during his tenure at MOF.

Supposed Anwar is saying the truth and he has the documents, how did he get such clasified documents? Who derived the analysis for the spending? Could it be he was provided by some intelligence organisation friendly to him?

Coming back to Primekar, it is the only third party outsourcing contractor to the submarine program. The detrators of Najib are accusing Najib of receiving commision and without any known contractor and agent available, Primekar is conveniently accused as the conduit to receive some RM500 million commission.

Lets recall that MINDEF issued a clarification two years ago that both Sukhoi and Scorpene are G-to-G deals i.e. no go-betweens and brokers involved in the sales and purchase to receive commissions. For Primekar's role as project management, how much can one pad the project management fee, especially with all the items specified and auditable?

Sources close to certain personnels in Cherboug, where the first submarine is being built, claimed that Primekar operates on a tight budget. Why would they be cutting corners, if they had secured a RM500 million commission?

The same source revealed that the project management fee is a fraction of the alleged RM500 million commission (The information could be under OSA).

Anwar not around?

Time is running out on Anwar and Raja Petra. Anwar is due to stand for trial for his sodomy case on July 1-24th. While, Raja Petra is due for the courts on April 23-24th for sedition charges and May 26-28th for criminal defamation (related to his SD).

It is widely believed that Anwar is "sign, sealed and delivered" to return to Sungai Buloh prison. His case is an open and shut case, if not for Tan Sri Gani Patail foolish attempt to transfer the case from Session to High Court.

One source claim that the evidence is so conclusive that the prosecutor could conclude their case by the third day of trial.

The victim, Saiful already hinted of the existence of a video in his blog. Anwar's only line of defense is to question the authencity of the video and fabricate an alibi. He has used up the tactic to buy time by questioning the court officers.

For Raja Petra, his trial has yet to begin but sources were saying the prosecutor side are confident. It was heard that his defense team feared to be called as witness for the Azrilah and Sirul trial.

Irrespective of the outcome, Anwar and Raja Petra seemed to be on accelerated mode in their spin and propaganda. There is a build up to bring public sentiment against Najib, Dr Mahathir, and Muhyiddin which would be further intensified in their absence. The game plan could be for Pakatan Rakyat to win the next General Election, thus both Anwar and Raja Petra could secure their release.

While it is working in their favour, do they have the energy to sustain such pace over three years? Could the peoples' attention be maintained with their economic woes foremost in their mind?

In the meanwhile, certain Malay members of the PKR are quietly working to find a replacement for Anwar. They realise PKR will lose it's appeal among Malay voters, particularly the rural Malays, without a sufficiently outstanding Malay leader at the helm. Their multiracialism sloganeering is merely rhetorical because PKR put up a Malay face at the rural areas. [Read a Malay replacement for Fairuz] They are not ready to end their career by abandoning PKR to return to UMNO.

An UMNO veteran that commands the respect of both within UMNO and Opposition have been approached. But to no avail. The last he would do is to end his political career outside UMNO. If he remain adamant, PKR leaders may stream back to UMNO.

Anwar understand the situation, thus he need to have the faction labelled by UMNO press as Erdogan faction win and control PAS. That way Pakatan Rakyat would remain intact.

Without Abdullah at the helm of nation, Anwar's main worry is that public's confidence could be turned around in due time. He has no choice but to undertake a tall order to sustain a constant onslaught on a more steadier Najib for the next three year. There is a widely held belief that Anwar is trying to sustain the political momentum by having a by-election every 1-3 month.

Najib is reading this and although unconventional, he might deny Anwar the attention and claim of beating BN by not placing a candidate at Penanti. After Penanti, it is likely to be Nibong Tebal.

Najib's cards?

Through all this, Najib has refuse to make any comments other than his sumpah mubahalah to deny knowledge of Altantunya in Permatang Pauh. As a national leader, he can't afford to behave like the oppositions to speak in a "do or die" manner.

But Najib still have cards up his sleave.

A rumour surface last week of Media Prima ordering newspapers and TVs in their stable from any mention of Razak Baginda and Najib in any report relating to the Altantunya muder case. This has yet to be verified. The free press activist may cry foul, but it could be argued that the press were indulging in an age old propaganda tactic of repeated mentioning.

When the court cases end, Najib has the option to sue both Anwar and Raja Petra to clear his name.

In the meanwhile, he could challenge Anwar and Raja Petra to release all evidences and documents claimed in their possession. [I would ask blogger Susan Loone, whose intense coverage of the Altantunya murder, to release the evidences too!]

If it is not "Presidential" for Najib to do so and after all, he must be seen focusing on the rakyat's issue and the country's economic woes, he could get the media to drum up the people to make such demand on Anwar and Raja Petra [and Susan Loone too!].

Anwar should do so. He doesn't have much time. Before his return to Sungai Buloh, its the least he could do as a favour to the two rakyat, Azrilah and Sirul. After all, the guilty party and cause of national woe to him is only Najib.


* Edited 6:45 pm

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Anwar must play his trump card well.

He is alone against Najib+PDRM+
Patail+tinted judges+mass media.
Even if Anwar is to divulge any documents now it will only be to his disadvantage.

Just imagine,when the gomen can ask the national TV station not to show or play anything related to Razak Baginda & co,with the exception of Sirul & Azilah. Why? There must be a valid reason for doing so? By whom? and for whom?

Worst still when the apex court of the country can just ignore the country's constitution in order to validate an illegal gomen.

God knows what will happen next?

mCrossings said...

Notice how quiet Anwar has been lately?

He has not said much about Najib, nor talk on the Altantuya case.

Well at least, without Anwar, we can now focus on the economy. But we'll miss his antics and colourful drama of malaysian politics..

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Dato' Bendahara said...

What about OMAR MUSTAPHA ONG? I heard he is so powerful in Najib's office that no one can do much, not even Tun Dr. Mahathir!

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A Voice said...

Anon and Daeng Chelak

If you have nothing intelligent to say, to dismiss me, do not waste valuable bytes.

Energy and chemical is used for your empty comments.

Parpu Kari said...

YES A VOICE, I WANNA HOW AL JUBURI WAL LIWATI WILL SAVE THIS TWO PERSON!

HE SAID HE HAD A PROOF RITE? JUST LIKE THE 6 BOX STORY...

BUT I AM AMAZED THAT THERE ARE STILL MALAYSIAN BELIEVE THIS SODOMIZER YAT AFTER HE HAD LIED SO MANY TIME? I WONDER WHY LA?

I THINK HIS MANDRAM OF KUNYIT IS VERY POWERFUL LA BRO!

Anonymous said...

is there anywhere i can find the list of all promises that anwar has made? anti-anwar blogger should do this.. collect all the promises he made, then put the status if it full-filled or not, sure we can have a long list.

Wei Liang Goh said...

Fantastic piece here. I am impressed. Anwar must now provide the evidence.

We should also challenge Suara Keadilan, Harakah Daily and Malaysiakini to show us the proof and provide full coverage on this.

Anonymous said...

just shut ur mouth parpu kari..u r only pecacai...!

after all, Anwar is still the best man to lead our country...
remember this, ANWAR dapat masuk list 100 influential person in the world....our PM...?? urmmmm, jauh ketinggalan....

Malaysians have wake up n we want Anwar to lead our country...!!

Gurindam Jiwa said...

Waah, 6 months getting from France to here. I guess it was not designed for speed.

He he...

Anonymous said...

Dia dengan Bini pi raikan China's Navy 80yrs celebrations!

Tok Mertua dia Admiral kat sana.

DOCK

Anonymous said...

Bro,

Susan Loone and gang are quite racist. They dont care about Azilah or Sirul who are Malays. If Azilah and Sirul were Chinese, only then they would make more noise.

I take off my hat to your genius 'Save Azilah & Sirul Campaign'

Yes if Susan Loone and RPK have the evidence of Najib being photographed with Altantuya, now is the time they should bring it out.

But they wont because thet cannot because they do not have any proof. What happened to YB B.A.B.I ? He said he has proof? Bring the proof lah now.

Laksa Mana

Jantanhot said...

Few years back I heard that Anwar will never be out from jail and I am so relieved! But somehow someone managed to release him just to create choatic in this country. I hope our law will served him right this time coz the PKR fanatic really creates a lot of hasles to this nation. We want peace and no war! Let's just give Najib a chance, if he is no good than we opt for others next time. But please don't put Anwar coz he is really a trouble maker!

Anonymous said...

To Anon, Anuar can be 100 or 10 or 1 listed but for sure for Anuar to be that "level" you have to be kaki putar belit, kaki bodek, kaki ampu and kaki main aja. the Most influential person konon, merosak nama baik M'sia, merosak pemikiran rakyat M'sa, memperjudikan hak orang Melayu, nak jadi glamour pun buat la cara yang betul tak payah nak buat "donation"...that y he become 100 the Most Influential Person, walhal banyak lagi lebih baik serta bagus dari c Anuar ni...apa sumbangan Anuar pada M'sia? Apa pula sumbangan mulut jahat Anuar buat kat Oversea dalam menghentam M'sia? Memporak peranda lagi ada laa...menyusahkan orang ja...

Anonymous said...

A Voice

I am not one of Anwar fans or haters. That being said, I've heard so much in the blog about the so called homosexual acts he has done. I've heard of people so convinced that he is guilty of such things. Can you provide me links or place for me to see/hear the evidence to conclude this? My family is staunch UMNO followers and I would like to show them this. Thank you.

CSI-Malaysia

Jason said...

Bro,

Saiful reveals a video of his father and Anwar on his blog www.mohdsaifulbukhari.blogspot.com

RM7 said...

Salam,

Interesting 'soup' for light reading..Some questions though..based on all your articles n postings,a lot of those things that u posted r just speculations,don't u agree??n quite a lot of them ended in 'question-marks' or should i say questioning-type statements??what makes u think the OTHER SIDE won't do the same with your postings??ultimately,the battle will never ends.

of course one don't need to refrain themselves from expressing their views,but all this views without proper 'guidance' just makes your head spins coz SOME things expressed by BOTH sides are true..what seperates these views are actually the proper 'guidance', meaning the Quran for Muslims,the Bible for Christians, n etc book based on respective religions..i think if those things r included n the evidence is connected to it,it will be even more interesting could even SWAY people..that is what i think that the OTHER side has..otherwise,your postings r just a mere 'soup for light reading' instead of 'soup for the souls n minds'..think about it :)

Wassalam

glassman said...

after all, Anwar is still the best man to lead our country...
remember this, ANWAR dapat masuk list 100 influential person in the world....our PM...?? urmmmm, jauh ketinggalan....
the best person to lead the country into what? whose list are you talking about? who makes those list? silly man

glassman said...

Gurindam Jiwa said...
Waah, 6 months getting from France to here. I guess it was not designed for speed.

He he...

did you think they are sailing or diving, besides, they must be doing something on the way, like mapping or something, and its an all malaysian crew, they need the training.

if you try to look for positives, you'll find them and vice versa

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Anonymous said...

Helo Penyokong Umno

U orang pakai otak dan tanya diri sendiri--pakar pakar undang undang ada di sebelah mana--pembangkang kan.Satu dunia sudah tahu,makhamah kita adalah korup--video linggam telah dedah betapa korup hakim hakim--yang paling ketara sekarang ialah kes Altantuya--tak payah panggil saksi saksi penting. Terang terang menunjukkan sifat makhamah kangaru.Jadi siapa lebih tahu tentang undang undang.Yang saya tahu Umno menggunakan polis dan Pemuda Umno celaka untuk ugut rakyat.Siapa yang terlibat dalam kerja kerja haram.Bekas ketua umno diktator Mahathir adalah ketua perompak kolar putih--mengikut kajian Morgan Stanley--beliau telah curi dan sia siakan duit RM300 bilion sepanjang diktaship beliau--21 tahun.Toyo pula telah curi duit rakyat Selangor beratus juta.Bekas MB Selangor Muhd telah ditangkap dengan 2.4 juta ringgit di Australia,Najib yang curi berbilion ringgit dalam pembelian kapal sukoi dan submarine mengarah Sirul dan Azilah membunuh Altantuya--boleh baca di Malaysia Today,Perompak AP Rafidah,Perogol kanak kanak Rahim Thamby,jutawan Khairy yang tak kerja--mana dapat juta juta untuk beli saham,ketua perompak polis Musa, yang beri kontrak sewa helikopter yang bernilai RM20 bilion kepada anaknya,perompak kayu balak Taib Mahmud,ketua anjing MACC-Ahmad yang mempunyai anak phidophile--yang telah kena tangkap di australia--jadi pakai otak dan tanya sendiri siapa yang terlibat dalam aktiviti Haram--u orang tak malu kah menyokong pemimpin haram ini--otak awak dekat bontot ah--tak boleh fikir secara rasional.Kenapa Transparency International telah letak status Malaysia ke 47 banding dengan Singapore--no 4--sebab orang yang dipertanggungjawapkan untuk memerintah negara curi duit rakyat--just simple as that--no need to be a rocket scientist to figure out.
Pasal DSAI tak payah cerita--tanya budak pun tahu ada conspiracy untuk bunuh karier politiknya. Sukma dan Munawar tidak pun buat laporan polis bahawa mereka telah di liwat--tetapi polis telah tangkap mereka dibawah ISA dan seksa mereka untuk menuduh DSAI liwat mereka. Azizan pula tidak diperiksa oleh doktor tetapi masih boleh dihukum oleh makhamah yang korup itu. Saiful pula telah diperiksa oleh doktor tetapi tidak ada kesan liwat--tetapi berani sumpah atas Al-Quran kerana duit. Ikut bos dia yang sumpah tak kenal Altantuya--tetapi baru baru ini telah tersebar di seanataro dunia berita Altantuya. Kalau beliau tidak terlibat kenapa ADCnya Musa Safri arah Azila dan Sirul jumpa Razak Baginda. Kalau makhamah impartial--kenapa tidak panggil Musa Safri untuk beri keterangan. Apa motif Azila dan Sirul bunuh Altantuya--kalau bukan wang. Dan siapa yang janji wang itu. Jadi apa nilainya bersumpah atas Al-Quran.Dalam kes Saiful--mereka kata ada bukti kukuh--tetapi tak berani bicara di hadapan Hakim Komathi--seorang hakim yang impartial--takut kalah. Tetapi konspirator mati mati mahu dengar kes tersebut di makhamah tinggi--supaya mereka boleh lantik seorang hakim yang korup seperti Augustine Paul. Kehakiman yang korup telah dibongkar dalam video Lingam. Jadi apa lagi hendak di kata. Pakai otak dan fikir secara rasional. Tunggu lepas PRU13--PR akan bina lebih banyak penjara untuk masukkan semua perompak, pembunuh, penyangak,perogol UMNO/BN kedalam penjara.

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