Archive for September, 2015


Nothing wrong with obtaining evidence on corruption

OPINION: There is nothing wrong with obtaining evidence on corruption, and instead of investigating those who are supposedly doing so, the police should thank them for helping to do the job that cops are sworn to do; unearthing and stopping crimes in all forms.

Indeed it would serve the police more to perhaps take their 112 statements as witnesses, rather than to interrogate them for alleged offenses under Section 124B for activities detrimental to parliamentary democracy, or Section 120 for allegedly wanting to topple the government.

If unearthing corruption and graft is an activity that is detrimental to parliamentary democracy, then the police might as well arrest the entire Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, their own Commercial Crimes Division and all journalists.

For digging up evidence or allegations of corruption, graft and abuses of power are the very bread and butter of MACC investigators, commercial crime division cops and investigating reporters.

Indeed it is this very thing that law enforcement and regulatory authorities are supposed to be doing themselves, instead of harassing, arresting and threatening those who are allegedly doing so.

Furthermore, there is a clear separation between the system of governance, the ruling party and the chief executive. The party is not the government, just as the chief executive is not the party.

Government by consensus is not and cannot be dominated by one man, else it would be more akin to an authoritarian regime, or to put simply a dictatorship.

Within the ruling party, taking down the chief executive is the norm in mature democracies, even outside of elections as intra-party leadership challenges are common, as what has been shown to us by the numerous times Australia changes PMs.

And within the Parliament, it is also the norm in mature democracies for elected lawmakers to hold extra-electoral change of alliances that may bring down a sitting government, and replace it with a new one as support bases can change.

And if wanting to remove a corrupt or unpopular leader is a crime, then the police might as well arrest all politicians and all registered voters, break up all the political parties, seal up the Election Commission and suspend elections and Parliament for good.

For democratic elections, internal politicking within political parties and the Parliament itself contain devices by which leader who are unpopular and who no longer hold the confidence of the majority of the lawmakers, can be displaced via elections or other means.

Indeed these very activities are the lifeblood of the democratic process, that ensures it truly is a government of the people by the people.

Truly it is those who want to suppress such democratic mechanisms to stay in power, who are committing acts that are against parliamentary democracy and indeed public interest.

What more, most guilty are those who interfere with the staffing, transfers and dismissals of attorney generals, MACC investigators, Special Branch chiefs and key public officials.

For they are not only acting against parliamentary democracy but are interfering with and insulting the very bedrock of our nation and its governance, the institutions, including the police, which should be the bulwark to safeguard public interest .

Nothing wrong with obtaining evidence on corruption
18/9/15 –


Is Khairuddin’s action a criminal offence?

Lawyers raise eyebrows at 1MDB critic’s arrest under anti-terror law

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — Despite previous assurances, Putrajaya’s use of the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (SOSMA) on 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) critic Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan has revived old fears of power abuse against dissenters.

Several civil rights lawyers contacted by Malay Mail Online pointed out that Khairuddin’s action of filing reports abroad against the state-owned strategic development firm hardly constituted a criminal offence or one risking parliamentary democracy, let alone an activity that could inspire terror against the government.

“The question that should be answered by the authorities is this- how is this a crime?

“Lodging reports against individuals or a company is not detrimental to Parliamentary democracy, contrary to the initial investigations conducted on Khairuddin and which resulted in his initial remand for six days,” Syahredzan Johan said in a text message to Malay Mail Online.

He was referring to Khairuddin’s first arrest last Friday after he was denied boarding a flight to New York to lodge a complaint with US officials on 1MDB, on suspicion of acting to “topple the government” under Section 124C of the Penal Code.

The court subsequently ordered the police to release the former Penang Umno leader, but he was arrested again moments after he walked out of the court late yesterday afternoon, this time under the controversial SOSMA, which replaced the equally controversial Internal Security Act (ISA) as a law to combat the growing threat of terrorism in the country and which also provides for detention-without-trial for up to 29 days.

Syahredzan noted that the government through its own actions, has opened itself up to public condemnation by wrongful application of the law, deepened after the second arrest.

He pointed out that the authorities’ claim that Khairuddin had breached Sections 124 K and L of the Penal Code — which deals with crimes of sabotage against the country — does not hold water against an investment company, even if state-owned.

“It would be incredible to argue or claim that what Khairuddin did falls under any of those limbs.124B, 124C, 124K and 124L are all offences against the State. Not offences against 1MDB or individuals in the Government.

“How is lodging reports against 1MDB ‘intending to cause harm for the interests of foreign powers’?” Syahredzan asked, quoting from the Penal Code.

New Sin Yew who specialises in criminal law shared the same view and condemned the two arrests as power abuse.

“Lodging complaints on 1MDB with foreign law enforcement authorities are lawful. So it’s clearly an abuse of SOSMA,” he said in a text message to Malay Mail Online.

Founder of legal protection group Lawyers for Liberty, Eric Paulsen, believes the authorities are punishing Khairuddin for going against the ruling party and turning on 1MDB.

“So now we’ve seen that it has clearly been abused against Khairuddin whose offense was basically to change masters and go against the prime minister and Umno,” he said in a phone interview with the Malay Mail Online.

“By using SOSMA against someone like Khairuddin who has merely lodged police reports overseas surely must be a grave abuse of this very draconian act,” he added in a later text message.

Lawyers raise eyebrows at 1MDB critic’s arrest under anti-terror law
September 24, 2015 – MMO


Documentary: A Fractured Nation – Malaysia At The Crossroads

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(INSIGHT: Malaysia At The Crossroads)

Race card won’t work in crumbling economy, analysts say in ‘fractured Malaysia’ show

Umno may use the race card to shore up support for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, but this will not work in the long run if the ruling party fails to address real issues of poor governance, alleged corruption and the economy, political observers said in a television documentary by Singapore’s Channel News Asia (CNA) last night.

Speaking on the “Insight” in a documentary titled “A fractured nation”, three observers said the race card was being used because it offered Najib assurance that he still had support, even as the embattled prime minister and Umno president continued to face scrutiny over his governance and alleged scandals.

But Dr Maszlee Malik of the International Islamic University of Malaysia said the race card would not last long because people would have to start thinking about their survival when the economy started “crumbling”.

“(It’s) the people around (Najib) who play the racial card in order to continue their survival. But it won’t last long. At the end of the day, when the economy is crumbling, they will start to think about survival,” the assistant professor said in the 30-minute documentary.

Singaporean analyst Dr Ooi Kee Beng took the view that the race card was a “standard” feature in Malaysian politics, and that it was “always on the table” for politicians to use.

“The race card is the main card. That card is always on the table.

“But we’re at the point in history where the Malays are the majority and where economics is concerned, they control the government-linked companies (GLCs), control the government and Parliament… so the argument that they are under threat doesn’t hold water.”

Ooi, who is deputy director of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) Yusof Ishak Institute, said more people want Putrajaya to focus on good governance instead of harping on racial rights.

CNA in its commentary said “ultranationalist” Malays who participated in the “red shirt” rally on September 16 “would like to think” that Malaysia’s problems were about race, but noted that a “great number of urban people form the middle class, as well as non-Malays, know (the) current discourse has more to do with poor governance, corruption and increasing authoritarianism”.

Race card won’t work in crumbling economy, analysts say in ‘fractured Malaysia’ show
25 September 2015 – TMI


Umno’s red terror gambit

COMMENT When illiberal regimes lose their legitimacy, when they run out of excuses, when they feel their power slipping away, they almost always resort to scaremongering and scapegoating.

Suddenly, imaginary threats are everywhere. Everyone who does not toe the line becomes an enemy, an agent of dark unseen forces, part of some sinister conspiracy. All criticism, all dissent becomes seditious, unpatriotic, anti-national, a threat to national unity.

The ensuing tensions then provide the context and justification for further repression and for increased curtailment of fundamental liberties. What’s left of democratic space slowly vanishes.

Is the same thing now happening in Malaysia?

Najib’s red guards

Trapped in an increasingly untenable position over the massive 1MDB corruption scandal, Prime Minister Najib Razak and a close coterie of advisers appear to have adopted a strategy of trying to divert attention away from their own failures by playing up racial and religious issues, stoking fear and division and releasing their own version of the “red guards” to intimidate and terrorise.

With the connivance of the official media, old racist canards about the Chinese – that they are selfish, self-centred, ungrateful, money-grabbing, disloyal, unpatriotic, racist, disrespectful of Malays and Islam, that they control the economy, that they are blocking the progress of the Malays, etc. – are being highlighted once again.

What the red shirts, and by extension Umno, appear to be selling is the preposterous notion that despite decades of endemic corruption, abuse of power, mismanagement of the economy, fiscal irresponsibility and the degrading of our national institutions under Umno rule, it’s the Chinese who are really to blame for all the nation’s problems.

And the DAP, despite its multiracial character (it is in fact far more multiracial than any BN party) is somehow the chief villain, spearheading a sinister Chinese plot to overthrow the government, seize power and marginalise the Malay community.

Anyone who knows anything about Malaysia and the overwhelming control that Umno exercises over almost every single national institution, over every single lever of state power, will know how utterly asinine such a view is.

It is so absurd that surely not a single Umno leader really believes it but it is useful to confuse, distract and shift the blame.

The danger, of course, is that the red shirt mob will soon start believing the web of lies and deception they weave and take it to even more inane heights.

One senior Umno politician who was prominent during the red shirt rally, for example, went so far as to defend his racism by claiming that it is an Islamic obligation.

Has it come to this now when racism is worn as a badge of religious fealty instead of the disgrace that it is? Is nothing sacred to them anymore that they would turn a religion of peace and tolerance into an instrument of discrimination and hate?

Umno’s red terror gambit
21/9/15 – malaysiakini


Let’s reclaim Malaysia from racists

“I will never forget these moments. Throughout the rally, I heard them calling me keling (a derogatory term for Indian), bangsat, bodoh and a pendatang. They stood tall as they said this. Their friends laughed and then jeered as well.”

These are the words of a reporter who covered the recent Himpunan Rakyat Bersatu or “red shirt” rally on Malaysia Day in Kuala Lumpur. She was not alone. Others were called “Cina gila babi” (Crazy Chinese pig) and “Cina bangsat” (Chinese bastard).

On the day when we were supposed to celebrate 52 years of nationhood when Malaya, Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore came together on September 16, 1963 to form a new nation called Malaysia, we have a racist hate fest in our capital city.

It is beyond irony that on Malaysia Day, this rally took place. The whole theme of the rally was “Don’t challenge the Malays, this land belongs to the Malays, this is Tanah Melayu (Malay Land) and all the rest are penumpang (squatters)”.

This is nothing short of the rejection of Malaysia, a coming together of not just four geographical regions but of multiple ethnic and religious communities.

Racism is alive and well and it is tearing up our country. The flames of hatred towards other ethnic groups are being fanned by politicians with the help of certain mainstream media and fuelled by social media.

It is turning our communities into time-bombs or minefields waiting to explode at any time or at the slightest provocation, where a common theft of a handphone or a vehicle accident can turn into a racial riot.

We have a problem but we have a choice as well. We can either choose to be part of the solution or to be part of the problem. The problem does not lie with the politicians alone and neither is the solution.

Racist leaders thrive on the fears, insecurities and suspicions in each community. Such environments are like oxygen to a fire. Deprive them of the oxygen and they will be snuffed out in due course.

First thing we can do is to stop hero worshipping leaders who only champion for their own communities. I am not talking about the Malay supremacists alone because for every Datuk Ibrahim Ali, Ali Tinju or the new kid on the block, Datuk Jamal Md Yunos, we can find their equivalent in every ethnic community.

These leaders want to be “super heroes” to their own kind by exploiting on the vulnerabilities of the people. Often times, they hide behind the language of their community, inciting anger, fear and hate towards others.

They articulate those primal feelings and amplify them. Their egos are inflated at the expense of our collective harmony.

Such leaders are the problem, not the solution to ending racism. We must expose them for the charlatans that they are and stop listening to them.

Second, we can all be and must be good neighbours. We would be tempted to get inflamed by racist remarks and we want to do “an eye for an eye” thing. But since we can’t get hold of these racist leaders, we do the next best thing. We take it out on our neighbours who happen to share the same ethnicity as the racist and thus the ripples of hate expand.

But it’s our choice. We can either choose to douse the flames of racism with love, kindness and respect, or add fuel by inconsiderate acts, rudeness and racial slurs.

Lastly, spread goodwill, not fear and hate. The tools of social media are powerful. Wrongly used they can wreak havoc. Used wisely, they can halt the cancer of racism.

Let’s reclaim Malaysia from racists
Thomas Fann
21 September 2015 – TMI


The Economist: Malaysia ‘playing with fire’ with red-shirt rallies

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 – Malaysia risks facing more serious clashes with an upcoming red-shirt rally amid pro-Malay sentiments that will distract Putrajaya from implementing difficult but necessary reforms, The Economist said.

The London-based publication said in an analysis that Malay communalism grew quickly last July after US paper the Wall Street Journal reported that almost US$700 million (RM2.6 billion) was deposited in Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s private accounts shortly before Election 2013, leading to a sudden Cabinet reshuffle where critics from within Umno were dropped and “pro-Malay hardliners” elevated.

“Most ordinary Malaysians reject racial rhetoric. But with more red-shirt gatherings in the offing, the risk of more serious altercations is rising,” said The Economist in the article titled “Playing with fire” published today.

“The spats are distracting the government from tricky and badly needed social and economic reforms. They are also worrying ethnically pluralist neighbours, such as Singapore, which frets about infection.

“As this year’s chair of ASEAN, a group of Southeast Asian states eyeing closer integration, Malaysia had pledged to promote a more modern and prosperous region. It is sinking deeper into its past,” The Economist added.

Sungai Besar Umno chief Datuk Jamal Md Yunos, who was one of the key personalities in the September 16 #Merah169 rally that saw racist insults hurled at ethnic the Chinese, said Wednesday that “red-shirt” protesters may return to Petaling Street this weekend and “riot” if the authorities do not crackdown on alleged sales of counterfeit products in Chinatown.

The police were forced to use water cannons to prevent protesters from entering Petaling Street during the pro-government September 16 rally that was attended by tens of thousands of Malays garbed in red shirts.

Traders in Chinatown are reportedly considering closing tomorrow for fear of the possible riot, despite police assurances of security.

The Economist noted that Malaysian politics have long been race-based and pointed out that Malay incomes have increased rapidly following pro-Bumiputera policies implemented after the 1969 race riots that saw killings and Chinese shops burned.

The Economist: Malaysia ‘playing with fire’ with red-shirt rallies
September 25, 2015 – MMO


Sardine thief 10 years, Khir Toyo only one year?

Waytha: Sardine thief 10 years, Khir Toyo a year

KUALA LUMPUR; A human rights advocate and senior lawyer in private practice hopes that justice will be served, keeping public interest and public concerns in mind, when former Selangor Menteri Besar Mohd Khir Toyo is sentenced by the Federal Court soon on corruption charges involving two plots of land and a bungalow that cost millions.

“The High Court, and upheld by the Court of Appeal, sentenced Khir Toyo to only one year in jail besides ordering that the lands and bungalow be forfeited by the Selangor Government.”

In contrast, said P. Waythamoorthy who is also Hindraf Makkal Sakthi Chairman, an unemployed 22-year-old youth who stole some rice and sardines from a grocery shop was sentenced to 10 years in jail. “He ended up dead in prison within a year and all indications are that he was probably murdered there.”

“Shashikumar a/l Selvam’s body lies in the mortuary 120 days later, uncollected because there has been no post-mortem report so far as ordered by the Magistrate’s Court in Johor Baru and no death certificate. The Magistrate’s Court needs both documents to convene a Coroner’s Court and conduct an Inquest as per Practice Directions of the Federal Court.”

Waytha, who was until last year a Senator and Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, contrasts the tragic fate of Shashikumar with the “rap on the wrists” kid glove treatment that Khir Toyo received from the Court and recalled the line from Charles Dickens in Oliver Twist: “The law is an ass.”

“The value here is Khir Toyo’s RM2 million in corruption money as opposed to Shashikumar’s RM70 worth of rice and sardines i.e. a few tins and a 10kg bag.”

“The poor petty thief gets 10 years and the rich and powerful gets 12 months?” asked Waytha. The Judiciary plays the “game of public interest” when sentencing the poor apparently to send the right signals to the criminals, he pointed out. “Would the Judiciary do the same in sentencing Khir Toyo and send the right signals to those in power that corruption would not be condoned?”

“I guess the socio-political forces in the country still prefer someone like Khir Toyo for his betrayal of public interest rather than Shashikumar, a common thief, for survival.”

Waytha said that Khir Toyo, to escape jail, has offered to provide free dental service to the community instead. “His lawyer had the audacity to say this in open court. Khir claims to be a heart patient and that his family has endured enough embarrassment for the past five years and hence he thinks he should not go to jail.”

A sardine and rice thief was sentenced to 10 years in prison at such a tender age and after one year, this youth was believed to have been murdered in prison, reminded Waytha. “Khir Toyo held the highest office in the state of Selangor and there was an immense element of trust placed upon him by the public.”

“He betrayed the trust and abused his power for self enrichment at the expense of the public.”

What should be the punishment for that in comparison with a poor youth from the underclass segment of the community who stole out of a necessity as compared to the greed of a Menteri Besar? asked the senior lawyer. “Shouldn’t the court impose a heavier sentence on him instead of giving him a slap on the wrist with 12 months or less?”

Waytha: Sardine thief 10 years, Khir Toyo a year
September 24, 2015 – FMT


Najib should resign, says UN anti-graft coalition

Datuk Seri Najib Razak should step down and allow investigations into the US$700 million (RM2.6 billion) transferred into his accounts to proceed without undue influence, the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) coalition has said.

UNCAC coalition chairman Manzoor Hasan said Najib staying in power could jeopardise the probe, even as the prime minister’s supporters insist that critics should simply wait for the investigation to be completed.

“In an ideal world, you would want to see the prime minister stay, and the investigation happen. But I think the reality is that if they don’t step down, the process of investigation can be influenced and could undermine the whole process.

“If you apply the natural, legal principles when a person is being investigated, normally that person steps down so a clean independent investigation can take place,” Manzoor told The Malaysian Insider when met at the sidelines of the ongoing 16th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) in Putrajaya.

When asked whether Najib should step down, he said, “Yes, I would certainly say so for the interest of fair investigations.”

Manzoor described Najib’s decision to stay in power as “strange”, but added that it was neither new nor uncommon for a world leader to do so.

“I think this is where civil society and media can play an important role and put pressure on the government to change the principles and rules that apply,” he said.

Manzoor added that the action taken against investigating officers in Malaysia went against the spirit of UNCAC – a legally binding international anti-corruption instrument adopted by the UN general assembly in October 2013.

Malaysia signed the document on December 9, 2003, and ratified it on September 24, 2008.

“If you have to implement the convention internationally and nationally, the independence of a commission, like the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), is very critical.

“If the independence is not there, the whole investigation can be undermined, as in the case of Malaysia – with the investigating officers transferred, the leadership is arrested.”

Najib should resign, says UN anti-graft coalition
4 September 2015 – TMI


Malaysia’s Leader, Najib Razak, Faces U.S. Corruption Inquiry – NY Times

Malaysia’s Leader, Najib Razak, Faces U.S. Corruption Inquiry

The embattled prime minister of Malaysia, facing mounting political turmoil and a parade of inquiries at home and abroad into a sovereign wealth fund that he oversees, is now coming under the scrutiny of American investigators as well.

A federal grand jury is examining allegations of corruption involving the prime minister, Najib Razak, and people close to him, according to two people with knowledge of the investigation.

The inquiry, being run by a unit of the Justice Department that investigates international corruption, is focused on properties in the United States that were purchased in recent years by shell companies that belong to the prime minister’s stepson as well as other real estate connected to a close family friend, said the people knowledgeable about the case, who asked for anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss it. Investigators are also looking at a $681 million payment made to what is believed to be Mr. Najib’s personal bank account.

Pressure in Malaysia on Mr. Najib intensified on Monday as two separate courts dealt him legal setbacks. And the head of the country’s central bank, which is investigating transactions involving the sovereign wealth fund, said it had submitted its findings to the Malaysian attorney general.

“Right now, we know that the public wants answers to these questions, and they deserve to get the answers,” said the head banker, Zeti Akhtar Aziz, according to the Malaysian Insider news site.

The Justice Department investigation is still in its early days, and it could take years to determine if any federal laws were broken. It was opened partly in response to an examination by The New York Times of condominiums at the Time Warner Center in Manhattan whose ownership is hidden behind shell companies, according to the people with knowledge of the case.

In one article, The Times documented more than $150 million in luxury residential properties connected either to Mr. Najib’s stepson, Riza Aziz, or to the family friend, a businessman named Jho Low. Mr. Low, The Times found, has also been involved in business deals with Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund, which is a government investment fund.

That fund, called 1MDB, has run into serious financial problems in part because of aggressive borrowing. Investigators in several countries are examining allegations that money from the fund is missing. This month, Swiss authorities said they had frozen several individuals’ bank accounts, and inquiries are underway in Hong Kong and Singapore as well as in Malaysia.

Mr. Najib’s office did not comment on the Justice Department inquiry. A representative for Mr. Aziz said he was not involved in any investigation, adding that “there has never been anything inappropriate” about his business activities. A spokesman for Mr. Low said that he had not been notified that he was the subject of any investigations, and that his business “adheres to all relevant regulatory requirements.” A spokesman for the Justice Department declined to comment.

The details of the corruption allegations involving Mr. Najib and people connected to him are complex and multifaceted. Authorities in each country are focusing on the aspects that fall in their jurisdictions.

In the United States, officials are examining the real estate tied to Mr. Najib’s stepson and to Mr. Low, which could be seized if a case could be made that the properties had been purchased with the proceeds earned in corrupt practices, according to the people familiar with the investigation. The $681 million payment being investigated falls under United States jurisdiction because it was routed through Wells Fargo, an American bank.

The inquiry is being run by the Justice Department’s Kleptocracy Initiative, which has seized properties in the United States owned by relatives of politicians from Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, South Korea and Taiwan.

Malaysia’s Leader, Najib Razak, Faces U.S. Corruption Inquiry
SEPT. 21, 2015 – NY Times


Leaders turning Malaysia to lowest of low, says Rafidah

Malaysia will end up a country without good governance and with rampant corruption if the powers that be do not address real issues that were being voiced out by the people, outspoken former minister Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz said.

In a Facebook post today, she said the authorities seemed to be turning a deaf ear to the unhappiness expressed over these issues, which she described as “having to do with integrity and public trust, governance and money politics”.

“Is no one listening to the grouses of the public! The messages are not at all registering where they should. Some people seem to be in denial… Either that or perhaps they think the voices we are hearing don’t matter,” the former international trade and industry minister said.

“Why are the answers not forthcoming? Why are things being taken so lightly by some? Why are things allowed to deteriorate to such an extent that we now have a demarcation between ‘them’ and ‘us’?”

The former Wanita Umno head said she was also constantly being asked by others about what was happening to Malaysia, adding that the question was foremost on most citizens’ minds.

She then pleaded with the authorities not to “play politics” and to attend to the issues.

“Present to the public the outcomes. And please do not allow the issues to fester, and cause Malaysia to be relegated to the lowest quadrant of countries branded as lacking good governance, with rampant corruption, and socially and economically unstable.”

Rafidah has taken to Facebook recently to express unhappiness at the state of affairs in Malaysia, where Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is under pressure over alleged financial scandals involving his brainchild, 1Malaysia Development Bhd, and a political donation of RM2.6 billion deposited into his bank accounts.

Critics have said that a trust deficit in the Malaysian leadership is not helping the government even when it appears to make attempts to remedy the situation.

Rafidah said the government should “not sidestep serious issues” and warned that no amount of “comms and spins” would be able to right the wrong.

Putrajaya has had some of its ministers go on the defence for the government, while some Umno leaders have attempted to rebut critics about the RM2.6 billion donation, saying that there was nothing wrong with the party president holding the funds in trust for the party.

“If it is not for the good of Malaysia, then stop it and seriously find ways to remedy the damage.”

Leaders turning Malaysia to lowest of low, says Rafidah
2 September 2015 – TMI

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All that is necessary
for the triumph of evil
is for good men
to do nothing.

- Edmund Burke
When the people
fears their government,
there is TYRANNY;
when the government
fears the people,
there is LIBERTY.

- Thomas Jefferson
Do you hear the people sing?