Saturday, January 20, 2007

MORE PICS-MURDER Altantuya Shaariibuu; SENSATIONAL Details in Bail AFFIDAVIT; Abdul Razak Relationship with Her; Meeting- Azilah to “get rid” of Her

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More MORE PICS –MURDER of Altantuya Shaariibuu; SENSATIONAL & EXPLOSIVE & Incriminating Details Revealed in Bail AFFIDAVIT(Statements); Abdul Razak movements, actions and relationship with Altantuya: Meeting-Azilah to “get rid” of Her. The judge said upon reading the entire affidavit, he found that Altantuya had not made any threats or blackmailed Abdul Razak but that "he wanted to eliminate her because of the financial drain on him and because she was leeching him"

HIGH COURT DISMISSES Abdul Razak Formal Application for BAIL for lack of Medical evidence. BACK To JAIL For 13 months ; Before Trial on:- 10th March 2008

MORE Sensational Details from the STAR & NST

Mongolian’s murder: Razak reveals his relationship with Altantuya

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NOTE: A Bahasa Malaysia Version of this POST is Available H E R E

ABOVE & BELOW: ABDUL RAZAK ABDULLAH arriving in court - a broken man

SHAH ALAM: It was to have been a simple application to get political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda out on bail. But it turned explosive. Details of Abdul Razak’s affair with Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu, whose body was blown up last year, were revealed when his affidavit was read in the High Court yesterday. Those in court had a shell-shocked look as Abdul Razak’s lawyer, Wong Kian Kheong, divulged information that implicated another man — Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri — in the murder of Altantuya. The court also heard that Razak and Altantuya were lovers but that, after seven months, their relationship turned sour. Razak is charged with abetting in the murder of Altantuya on Oct 19 last year. Wong said Abdul Razak had not asked Azilah to kill her.

It had earlier been reported that Altantuya’s body was blown to bits by explosives after she was shot. Only bone fragments were found by the police in a forest reserve in Mukim Bukit Raja, Selangor. But Wong’s unexpected move yesterday came to no avail as, after two hours and 15 minutes of hearing, judge Datuk K.N. Segara dismissed the application and refused bail. Abdul Razak will now have to stay in jail until his case comes up for hearing in March next year. No one had any inkling about how explosive the day would turn out when Wong stood up before Segara to make the application for bail.

Accused: I gave her US$10,000 on 3 occasions

Looking directly at Segara, he said: "I’m taking an unprecedented step. I’m presenting Abdul Razak’s affidavit." Segara quickly cautioned Wong to think of the wide implications of this move. Unperturbed, Wong started reading Abdul Razak’s affidavit, outlining the events before and after the death of the Mongolian woman. In the affidavit, Abdul Razak said on Oct 17 last year, he had gone out into town with his family members when he was told by a private investigator hired by Abdul Razak that Altantuya was causing a commotion outside his house in Bukit Damansara. Abdul Razak said he called ASP Musa Safri to seek his help in removing her from his house. Policemen went there later to remove her. He said Musa also told him he would send Azilah to help him.

The moment Azilah’s name was mentioned, Zulkifli Noordin, who was holding a watching brief for Azilah, (ABOVE, left or right) rose to stop Wong from implicating his client.But Segara shot down the application, saying: "You sit down and don’t get too excited. You did not file any affidavit." Azilah and Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar have been charged with murdering Altuntaya. Wong then continued by saying that Azilah met Abdul Razak at the latter’s office the following day. Altantuya came to Abdul Razak’s house again on Oct 19 and a private investigator informed him that she was there. Abdul Razak then telephoned Azilah. Wong said Azilah later told Abdul Razak: "Tonight, you can sleep in peace."Abdul Razak said he was informed by the private investigator that three plainclothes policemen had come in an unmarked police car to take Altantuya to a police station. Abdul Razak said he went to the deputy prime minister’s office on an official matter on Oct 20 where he, coincidentally, met Musa. "I asked Musa what had happened after the second commotion. Musa replied that Azilah did not come back to him. I asked him again (Musa) but he did not say anything," Abdul Razak said in the affidavit.

Abdul Razak said if he had really wanted to kill Altantuya, it would have been easier for him to pay a hired killer to eliminate her outside Malaysia so that he would not be linked to it. The affidavit also included a statement Abdul Razak had given to the police on Oct 31. In it, Abdul Razak had said that he had been together with Altantuya in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, France and in Kuala Lumpur between 2004 and 2005 and that they were lovers. Abdul Razak said his affair with the Mongolian woman lasted about seven months. "She claimed to be a student and did side business (cari makan sampingan)," Abdul Razak said, adding that he gave her money on several occasions, including US$10,000 on three occasions. This money, he said, was to meet the medical expenses of Altantuya’s mother who was suffering from cancer. The political analyst said sometime towards the end of 2005, he stopped giving Altantuya money and lodged a police report on Oct 23 last year as "I could not tolerate her nuisance". By narrating what happened before and after Altantuya’s death, Wong was trying to show the court that Abdul Razak did not participate in the crime and that the bail application should be allowed. He also put forward the argument that bail should be allowed on grounds that Abdul Razak was ill. Segara rejected both arguments.The judge said there were no exceptional circumstances to allow bail as Abdul Razak did not submit a medical certificate despite claiming to be suffering from bronchitis.. "There is also no dispute that the accused, on face value, abetted in the crime," he said, adding that Abdul Razak and Azilah were in constant communication before Altantuya was killed. The judge said Altantuya had gone to Abdul Razak’s house on Oct 19 and stopped in front of his house (see Below, in Damansara Heights).

He said there had been no necessity to arrest her. "Azilah was not acting as a police officer in his dealings with Abdul Razak," Segara concluded, adding that Abdul Razak did not sever ties despite the policeman boasting of killing six or seven people. The judge said upon reading the entire affidavit, he found that Altantuya had not made any threats or blackmailed Abdul Razak but that "he wanted to eliminate her because of the financial drain on him and because she was leeching him". He said Abdul Razak could have gone to the police. Also, he had Gurkha guards to protect his family. "Under these circumstances, bail should not be granted because the alleged crime committed was serious," he said. He also chided Abdul Razak for dragging the name of the deputy prime minister into the picture. Abdul Razak and his family members appeared shocked when Segara made his ruling. They were in tears as they hugged him before he left the courtroom. Abdul Razak has three options: To stay in jail until his case comes up for hearing in March next year, make a fresh application to Segara with a medical certificate in hand or go to the Court of Appeal.

Judge: You have an uphill task to convince me

EXCERPTS from the exchange between High Court judge Datuk K. N. Segara and Abdul Razak Baginda’s counsel, Wong Kian Kheong.

Wong: There are no reasonable grounds to hold Abdul Razak in prison as he is not guilty of the charge.
Segara: I want the facts, then you go into the law.

Wong: I’m going to read the sworn testimony of the applicant.
I (Abdul Razak) knew her (Altantuya) sometime in November 2004 and ended it in 2005. She extorted money from me, and I decided not to bow to her demands. But she harassed me through telephone calls and letters. I told my wife, other family members and my staff about her. I sought a lawyer’s advice, who told me to engage a private investigator (PI) to protect my family. I also sought the assistance of ASP Musa Safri, who introduced me to Azilah Hadri.
Segara: We will take into consideration what you have put in. But the conduct of the accused will be looked at from the abetment line.

Wong: Musa told Abdul Razak that a police officer will help, following a commotion caused by Altantuya outside the house on Oct 17. Abdul Razak met Azilah at his office on Oct 18.
Segara: Is this the normal conduct of a person who is being blackmailed?

Wong: Abdul Razak told Azilah not to do anything to Altantuya.
Segara: Did he approach the police? The conduct of the lawyer, the policeman and the accused are questionable because they did not deal with the authorities. But I am not saying the accused is guilty.

Wong: (Continues reading.) On Oct 19, the PI phoned me that Altantuya was outside my house. I asked Azilah for help.
Segara: Why him? Is he the person to ask for help? How is he going to admonish her? The applicant should have gone to the Inspector-General of Police or the OCPD for protection. Anyway, he has got his own security.

Wong: He wanted his family to be protected.
Segara: No, the accused wanted to protect himself. What’s his motive other than to get rid of her? So that he could sleep soundly after she disappears?

Wong: He did not ask him to kill her.
Segara: You are telling me that your client is not guilty and should be freed?

Wong: There is no reasonable grounds to believe that he committed the offence. My Lord, please draw an inference favourable to him.
Segara: He should not have created an embarrassing situation for the DPM. He should have gone to the IGP. If the victim had indeed blackmailed him, she would have been charged and by now would have been sent back home. She would not have died.

Wong: No embarrassment to the DPM. (Continues reading the affidavit.) On Oct 20, a man, claiming to be a police officer, and two women came to my house. The man abused and threatened to harm my family. I went to lodge a police report on Oct 23.
Segara: Was he receiving threats well after the murder?

Wong: No, even before that he had received threats.
Segara: As an intelligent person, don’t you think he did it ( lodged the report) to cover himself?

Wong: On Oct 31, my client made a statement to the police. He said he had an affair with the victim. He ended the relationship because he could not stand her harassment.
Segara: They should have gone to the hotel where she stayed to caution her. The matter would have been over on Oct 18. We have a situation of the applicant giving detailed instructions to Azilah.

On the failure to produce a medical report.

Segara: I can’t see any report unless I am blind. You will have an uphill task to convince me. There is no evidence he’s incapacitated due to his illness.
Wong: My client is in Sungai Buloh prison.

Segara: This is a serious offence. But I will be happy if everyone is free. My conscience will not prick me. If he needs treatment, he can return to court. I will not entertain even if Karpal Singh or the Mongolian government objects
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Saturday January 20, 2007 Razak tells of affair; By CHELSEA L.Y. NG; STAR

SHAH ALAM: Political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda did a tell-all on his illicit affair with Mongolian beauty Altantuya Shaariibuu in a desperate bid for bail pending his trial on March 10 next year. The 47-year-old, who is charged with abetment in the murder of Altantuya, tried to convince the court that although he had an affair with the 28-year-old he did not order anyone to kill her. Despite the attempt, he failed to secure bail (See page 8 for judge’s grounds for rejecting bail). Razak’s counsel Wong Kian Kheong read out three documents – an affidavit and two statements recorded by police from his client in October – to support the bail application.

The details unfold with Razak acknowledging that he had met Altantuya in Hong Kong at the end of 2004, in Shanghai Kuala Lumpur and France in 2005 during their affair, which lasted about eight months. As he chronicled his love story with the Mongolian woman, he referred to her as Mina. He said she had allegedly told him she was of Korean and Chinese descent and that she had a hard life in Mongolia. “She claimed to be a student and I believed she had side income (cari makan sampingan),” he said. “I have given her money several times, US$10,000 three to four times or more. I stopped giving because I could not stand the harassment.” In another statement recorded on Oct 30, Razak said he gave the woman money because she claimed that she had been robbed, but later decided not to give anymore as she had not been telling him the truth. He said she then started to threaten to tell people about their affair and to exaggerate the story.

It became very clear to me that she was both manipulative and at the same time, very convincing. Feeling vulnerable, I gave in to her threats and paid. This went on for three times and finally I came to my senses,” he said. In the affidavit, Razak also said: “I first got to know her in Singapore in November 2004. I ended the affair in August 2005. “Since then, the deceased had been asking for money from me and blackmailing me.” He added that in April last year, he decided not to accede to Altantuya’s demand anymore. ”Because of the harassments, I was forced to tell my wife, daughter and parents about the whole affair. I also told my staff about the harassments since the deceased also visited my office,” he said. Razak said he then sought legal advice and was told to hire a private investigator to protect his family.

He duly employed P. Balasubramaniam for that purpose by Oct 16, but the harassment continued, so he sought out DSP Musa Safri, whom he had befriended through his work at the Malaysian Strategic Research Centre. Razak said he asked DSP Musa to get police to patrol near his house for security reasons and the DSP introduced him to C/Insp Azilah Hatri. On the morning of Oct 17, he said, Altantuya came to see him at his house but his wife found out about it as he was not home. “That night, there was a commotion outside my house and I immediately called DSP Musa. I also called the private investigator. “I did not lodge a police report because my lawyer had advised against it.

Furthermore, DSP Musa had assured me that C/Insp Azilah would call me to help regarding the harassment,” he said. On the morning of Oct 18, C/Insp Azilah called Razak and told him that he had killed six or more people before and therefore could help him stop the harassment. “I told C/Insp Azilah not to do anything untoward against Altantuya. If any such thing were to happen to her, her family will look for me. I believe that as a police officer, he would not commit crime,” Razak said. “I only asked him to get police to patrol around my house. I gave him my address and (that of) Hotel Malaya where the deceased was staying.” The next day, on Oct 19, there was another commotion outside Razak’s house and he called C/Insp Azilah again.

Azilah told me to ask my private investigator to continue talking to Altantuya until he arrived,” he said, adding that he again told C/Insp Azilah not to do anything untoward. “Moments later, Azilah telephoned me and told me that he had arrived outside my house and that 'malam ini encik boleh tidur nyenyak (sir, tonight you shall sleep soundly) '.” He said C/Insp Azilah, Kpl Sirul Azhar Umar and a policewoman then took Altantuya away in a police car. (Both C/Insp Azilah and Kpl Sirul are charged with the murder of Altantuya). Razak claimed that he had met DSP Musa at the Deputy Prime Minister’s office and asked what happened to Altantuya but DSP Musa said C/Insp Azilah did not update him.

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Mongolian’s murder: Razak reveals his relationship with Altantuya

R. Surenthira Kumar, SUN

ABOVE & BELOW: Arriving as usual with family support

SHAH ALAM (Jan 19, 2007): In a desperate bid to secure bail, political analyst Abdul Razak Abdullah today revealed in High Court his relationship with Mongolian interpreter Altantuya Shaariibuu. Saying that he first met Altantunya in Hongkong at the end of 2004, and in a relationship that lasted about eight months, Abdul Razak said he gave her US$10,000 three to four times, and more. He said Altantuya told him that she was a student, and to earn a living she worked as a “part-timer” but Abdul Razak did not elaborate what it meant. He said he also took pity on Altantuya because she said her mother had cancer. Razak’s statement was contained in an affidavit tendered to the court by his counsel Wong Kian Kheong who read it out. The affidavit was tendered by Wong in an attempt to obtain bail which High Court judge Datuk K.N.Segara had denied him earlier because there was no medical grounds to support his application for bail. Wong told the court that there were no reasonable grounds to hold his client under detention as he has not been found guilty.

He then tendered the affidavit which details Abdul Razak’s movements, actions and relationship with Altantuya. Abdul Razak said he got acquainted with the Mongolian woman in Hongkong at the end of 2004 and had met her in
Shanghai in early 2005, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and France in middle of 2005. The relationship continued for about seven to eight months until Abdul Razak ended it. Razak said Altantuya identified herself as Aminah during their relationship. Wong said Razak stopped giving money to Altantuya after she continued to demand for more and he could not tolerate it any longer.

During Wong’s argument, Abdul Razak was seen asking Wong’s assistant for a piece of paper to jot down something before passing it back for Wong’s attention. In the affidavit, Abdul Razak also explained about the harassment he encountered from Altantuya when he decided to end his relationship with the woman. He said the matter became serious when Altantuya continued with the harassments through SMSes and telephone calls and he decided to seek help when Altantuya threatened to harm his daughter. Based on a lawyer’s advice, Abdul Razak hired a private detective, former policeman P. Balasubramaniam and an assistant. The private investigators were supposed to provide security to him and his family members who were told about the affair with Altantuya. Abdul Razak also sought the aid of a DSP Musa Safri who introduced him to C/Insp Azilah Hadri. He said Musa had told him that Azilah would be able to help him and he met him (Azilah) personally once, while at other times the communication between both of them was through telephone. Abdul Razak said in the affidavit that Azilah was responsible for the death of about six or more people and he would be able to help the political analyst.

At this point, lawyer representing Azilah, Zulkifli Noordin interjected by saying that the accusations against his client were unjust. Segara ordered Zulkifli to sit and not to get excited as he was supposed to hold a watching brief and not take part in the proceedings. As Wong continued with the affidavit, Segara interjected from time to time telling him to stick to the facts and not draw inferences from the events that unfolded as Abdul Razak attempted to “get rid” of Altantuya. At one juncture, Wong skipped part of the affidavit on Abdul Razak meeting Musa at the Deputy Prime Minister's (DPM) office on official matters, during which he (Abdul Razak) enquired about Altantuya’s fate.

Segara became angry and said: “Why are you avoiding the part, there’s nothing to hide, the DPM would not be embarrassed if the matter is mentioned. This is the court. Everything has to be disclosed.” Segara said the affidavit produced by Abdul Razak pointed to a conclusion that he had abetted with Azilah to “get rid” of Altantuya from his life, but the matter was to be deliberated when the trial begins. He said Abdul Razak despite knowing that Azilah had killed several people, chose to continue seeking his aid. Wong said Abdul Razak had specifically told Azilah not to cause any harm to Altantuya, but he did not want her to be sent to lock-up and later deported as the Mongolian would be angry with him and his relationship with her would come out in the open.

The court was also told that at one point, Azilah told Abdul Razak “
Tonight sir, you can sleep peacefully
”. Wong also tried to substantiate his appeal for bail by saying that the previous two judges who heard Abdul Razak’s case had allowed him to be released on bail, but Segara cut him off by saying he will not comment on their decisions. After Wong was done, DPP Salehuddin Saidin tried to stand up to speak but Segara quickly told him: “You don’t have to say anything.” Wong declined to comment when asked if he would appeal against the decision.
ABOVE: Handcuffed, Abdul Razak Abdullah is taken back for remand at the Sungei Buloh Prison

Shedding tears, Abdul Razak hugged his wife, daughter, parents and siblings as he was led away by the police to prison.

ABOVE & BELOW: After the tears, the embraces, Abdul Razak escorted from the court to the lock up. It was hard for the wife taking it all.
Earlier, Segara said the court was unable to consider Abdul Razak’s application as he had not fulfilled the exceptional circumstance for him to be allowed bail. “There is not a single evidence to show that he is incapacitated by illness. Is he telling the truth or is he malingering,” said Segara. He said Abdul Razak had failed to produce a medical report in relation to his medical condition and therefore the court was put in a difficult situation as it was unable to weigh his application based on exceptional and special circumstances. “Without the benefit of a medical report, I won’t even consider. It must be supported by documents. I have given enough time but the medical reports were not forthcoming at all.

Affirment that he is suffering serious medical conditions and hypothesis that he requires constant medical attention is insufficient,” he added. Segara also said he was rather amazed, based on details in the affidavit, that the medical conditions allegedly suffered by Abdul Razak was not detected by the Gleneages Medical Centre but was determined when he sought treatment in Kuala Lumpur Hospital after his remand. Segara also said the offence Abdul Razak was charged with is serious and non-bailable. However he said, Abdul Razak can at anytime approach the court if his medical condition, as claimed, became evident and the court would consider his application for bail at that time, based on evidence produced

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January 19, 2007 14:37 PM

High Court Dismisses Razak Baginda's Bail Application

ABOVE: The daughter Rowena seems to be telling her mum, "Look this is not the end of the world yet!!!!!!" Be Strong!", The strain is all on her face. The prospect of seeing Abdul Razak Abdullah spending more than a year before the case is scheduled on trial on 10 th March 2008 is just too much. BELOW: Rowena has been a pillar of support for Dad. She rushed home from UK having just enrolled for a course, possibly law

SHAH ALAM, Jan 19 (Bernama) -- The High Court Friday dismissed an application for bail by political analyst Abdul Razak Abdullah Baginda who is charged with abetting the murder of a Mongolian model last year. With the application struck out, Abdul Razak will be in jail pending hearing of the case which has been fixed for next year. Judge Datuk K.N. Segara rejected the application on the grounds that Abdul Razak did not submit his medical report and that the offence facing him was a serious one. Last Dec 14, the same judge had struck out Abdul Razak's oral application for bail and ordered the accused to file in a formal application. The court fixed today to hear the application by Abdul Razak who was represented by counsel Wong Kin Kheong. Abdul Razak, 46, is charged with abetting two policemen from the Bukit Aman Special Action Unit in the murder of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu, 28, at the 10th floor, Bangunan Getah Asli in Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, between 9.54am and 11.O5am on Oct 18 last year.

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Appeals Court strikes out Razak Baginda's application

KUALA LUMPUR: The Court of Appeal has struck out Abdul Razak Baginda's application to revise the High Court's refusal to extend his RM1mil bail.

ABOVE: The crime scene where the poor girl was shot & blown up with C4 explosives, BELOW(see Part I H E R E for further details)

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= = = = = = = = some notes on reality creation
You make and create your own reality: your dreaming reality, your waking reality, and all realities in which you have existence. There are no accidents. You are responsible for each daily moment, individually and en masse. En masse, your beliefs bring about the world conditions that you know. We are in physical existence to learn and understand that your energy, translated into feelings, thoughts and emotions, causes all experiences. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS. And the reality for this killing was created by for the experience


Chinese -from Merdeka Review:

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the latest - MORE PICS & (a Video link) of ALTANTUYA SHAARIIBUU (the murdered Mongolian); PICTURES of Early Childhood, Adulthood and Motherhood Life & TWO Children; Video Narrated by Father; She departed sensationally, distressing her parents, orphaned her children -reminded the world of the realities of modern life.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

MORE PICS – SMASHED Pirated VCD PROCESSING OUTLET; RM10 Million Machineries Confiscated; Which are MORE Profitable; Illegal VCDs or LDP Highway?

For the latest UPDATE (Jan 20 07) on

MURDER Altantuya Shaariibuu; Jan 19 07; COURT DISMISSES Abdul Razak Application for BAIL. BACK To JAIL For 13 months Before Trial on 10th March 2008. Rowena seems to be telling her mum, "Look this is not the end of the world yet!!!!!!" Be Strong!" Counsel sumbitted afidavit with DETAILS ...

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Mongolian’s murder: Razak reveals his relationship with Altantuya

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Illegal business is always "great business" but risky indeed. How can they bring in these machines in the first place? Must be done so under "false declaration" as the customs are not able to determine the nature of use of any sophisticated equipment such as these confiscated machines which can do high speed duplication of VCD/DVD disks.
Apart from duplication other machines are need to print the colourful covers and packaging. This raided outfit is a complete processing one-stop-centre

Which are more profitable, running an ILLEGAL Disc manufacturing factory or building & operating the LDP Toll highway? Lirak (Gamuda) 2006 - RM80 million profit and ONLY only RM6 million flowed into the company. RM150 Million Compenastion ALL Of it to improve the highways. Believe it or NOT! Read on.. at bottom.

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January 17, 2007 21:02 PM

RM10 Mln Machines Making Pirated Discs Seized In Factory Raid

KLANG, Jan 17 (Bernama) -- Police have seized 10 machines used to manufacture pirated music and video compact discs (VCDs), each worth over RM1 million in a raid on a factory at Lot 8999,Telok Gong in Pandamaran, here, Tuesday night.

Selangor Police Chief Datuk Ismail Omar said four men in their 30s were also caught red-handed in the factory during the raid, conducted at 11.45pm by a team of 10 policemen from the Pandamaran Police Station, headed by its OCS ASP Badrul Azham. He said each machine was capable of manufacturing 4,000 pirated optical discs within its daily operation time of eight hours, which translated into some 40,000 discs a day.

However, he was unable to disclose the number of optical discs seized in the raid, saying that it numbered in tens of thousands and had yet to be tallied. "But we know that each CD costs less than RM1 to produce, and they are sold at least for RM5 each, so there is a lucrative profit.

ABOVE & BELOW: Another sets of the similar machines; A total of 10 were taken away and what would they do with them?

"Initial investigation shows that everything from the copying, printing and packing were done at the factory.. we also found 53 master copies of CDs and VCDs in the raid," he told reporters at the site here, Wednesday. A Bernama survey found stacks of unused boxes with "styling mousse" printed on its side in the factory, believed to be used to dupe the authorities when transporting the pirated discs to distributors and resellers.

ABOVE: looks like the a printing machine and (Below) probably anothe duplicaing machine looking from another direction

Ismail said the four men caught would be remanded and believed that they belonged to a major syndicate supplying pirated discs across the country. He said the raid was conducted after a month of investigation on the activities at the premises, which was supposed to be a factory manufacturing plastic goods.

ABOVE & BELOW: These are the automatic disc stacking machines

However, Ismail could not ascertain how long the illegal factory had been in operation, but believed the illegal activity had been going on for less than a year. He said police would also be arresting the owner of the factory, which location was obscure as it was tucked behind another factory which was operating legally.

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Litrak director Datuk Lin Yun Ling

Litrak defends toll hike, compensation; By Adeline Paul Raj;

January 17 2007

HIGHWAY concessionnaire Lingkaran Tran Kota Holdings Bhd (Litrak) defended its January 1 toll rate increase and the RM150 million government compensation yesterday, saying the company's cash flow was not as large as people perceived. Litrak director Datuk Lin Yun Ling said although the company's accounts show that it had made a net profit of RM80 million last year, it did not mean that RM80 million had flowed into the company's pockets. "This is not so. What the accounting profit does not reflect is that if Litrak were to repay a huge loan or part of a huge loan, it is not reflected in the profit," Lin told reporters after the annual general meeting of Gamuda Bhd yesterday, in which he is, group managing director.

Gamuda owns 42 per cent of Litrak, the operator of the Damansara-Puchong Highway (LDP). The LDP was one of five highways in the Klang Valley on which toll rates were increased on January 1. Lin said the bulk of revenue collected from the toll over the next eight years would go towards loan repayment. Litrak still has some RM800 million in loans to service, he said. "Any financial analyst and investment manager will tell you that for a company like Litrak, you should look at the cash flow statements (rather than the profit and loss accounts) for a true measure of financial performance," he said. Cash flow statements show how much revenue was collected, all the operating expenditure and loans repaid by the company.

"When you take all that into account, you'll find that only RM6 million flowed into the company," he said. Lin lamented that few people realised that a toll highway takes time, at least six years, to reach a good level of traffic volume. "By then, a RM1 billion loan will snowball into a RM1.5 billion loan. So even if you appear to be doing well, you already have an even bigger mountain to climb," he remarked. He pointed out that traffic on Litrak's Sprint Highway, for example, is quite busy now after five years with over 150,000 vehicles per day. "But if you look at the audited accounts, the loss is over RM40 million a year and it will have accumulated losses of RM200 million before it starts turning profitable," he said. He noted also that in an open-toll system like the LDP, only one-third of the traffic actually pays toll as many had already worked out ways to use the toll-free sections and bypass the toll gates. He went on to say that if people only focused on "negatives", it would be detrimental to future investments in road infrastructure."Certainly, there would be reluctance by the authorities to approve new highways, especially in the Klang Valley.

In 6 years from now, you can expect to see massive gridlock in the Klang Valley. For every two cars on the road today, there will be 3 by then," he remarked. On the RM150 million compensation it will receive from the Government, Lin said ALL OF IT would be used over the next three years to reduce traffic congestion on all highways.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

MORE PICS – BN Circus –BATU TALAM Nomination Jan 16 2007; Surprise INDEPENDENT Candidate, 21 s/o DAP Treasurer; NAJIB: PLOY to Test Malay Support

Wining is not important Ng Chee Pang, participating is. You are given the gift of the Gods to create your experience and there is NO Limits to the Self.

Now which ploy do you believe?
Just a ploy to "stimulate business"
Najib: "A ploy to test Malay support for Chinese Candidate"
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ABOVE & BELOW: The Circus leader (Najib) with others marching thru Raub town before arriving at the nomination centre
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ABOVE & BELOW: A claim was made "10,000 BN supporters" marched around the town. Can you count ot not, perhaps only a few hundreds?

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ABOVE & BELOW: Even the FRU personnel were at hand to ensure the BN Supporters toe the line in their march around Raub Town; wonder if a permit was granted?

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ABOVE: BN supporters lined up and BELOW: Listening to the announcement by the returning officier on the candidates for the by-election

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ABOVE & BELOW: the circus flags of BN can be seen; wonder what is the symbol assigned to the independant candidate, Ng Chee Pang, 21?
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January 16, 2007 12:19 PM

BN vs Independent In Batu Talam By-election

ABOVE: BN candidate, Abdul Aziz Mat Kiram, 47, (left) with an independent candidate Ng Chee Pang, 22, after handing their nomination paper for the Batu Talam state by-election at Raub. Pix: Mohd Faizol

RAUB, Jan 16 (Bernama) -- The Batu Talam state by-election is a straight fight between the Barisan Nasional (BN) and an independent, a young businessman who turns 22 on Monday. BN's 47-year-old Abdul Aziz Kiram is facing Ng Chee Pang, the son of a former Pahang DAP leader. Returning officer Abdul Kadir Abu Bakar made the announcement at 11.15am after the objection period ended at 11am. The rural seat under the Raub parliamentary constituency fell vacant following the death of the incumbent BN assemblyman Datuk Tengku Paris Tengku Razlan, 66, on Dec 27. A total of 10,525 voters, majority of whom are Malays, are eligible to vote in the Jan 28 polls.

In its bid to retain the Umno stronghold seat, the BN is fielding a local, the Raub Umno division secretary Abdul Aziz. In a show of solid support, about 10,000 BN supporters accompanied him to the nomination centre at the Raub district office. The supporters, led by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob, walked in a two-kilometre procession through Raub town to the nomination centre. In a stark contrast, only three people followed Ng to the nomination centre. They were his father, Ng Kwi Ling, a proposer and seconder. Meanwhile, the situation outside the district office turned noisy when Abdul Kadir confirmed Abdul Aziz's candidacy for the Malay-majority seat.

In his announcement, Abdul Kadir said he received one objection against Ng during the objection period. However, it was overruled. Ng, who handed his nomination paper at 9.05am, was proposed by Lee Tong Heng, while Wan Siew Chang seconded.Mustafa Kamal Abdul Hamid signed as proposer and Mohd Razali Hamzah inked as seconder for Abdul Aziz who submitted his nomination paper at 9.23am. In the 2004 general election, Tengku Paris defeated Pas' Dr Mohamed Nilam Abdul Manaf by a comfortable 2,761-vote majority. Also present to provide moral support were MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu, MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Chan Kong Choy, Wanita Umno deputy chief Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, Information Minister Datuk Seri Zainuddin Maidin and Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid. Pas and Parti Keadilan Rakyat had said they were boycotting the by-election in protest against the discrepancies in the election laws which the Election Commission had failed to rectify. The DAP had said it would stay away from the polls.
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Wednesday January 17, 2007;

No serial numbers on ballot papers in Batu Talam by-election;


RAUB: Voters should not be afraid to vote for a candidate of their choice in the coming Batu Talam by-election, Election Commission (EC) secretary Datuk Kamaruzaman Mohd Noor said. He said the EC had received queries from numerous quarters expressing their concern that the ballot papers could be traced. "Due to this, we have decided to do away with the printing of serial numbers on the ballot papers. "We hope this will give the voters a better sense of security and hopefully, encourage a higher voters turnout," he said when met at the district and land office here on Tuesday. The Batu Talam by-election will see a straight fight between Barisan Nasional and an independent candidate.

Raub Umno secretary Aziz Kiram, 47, has been named the Barisan candidate while a 22-year-old businessman Ng Chee Pang will contest as an independent. Polling has fixed for Jan 28 from 8am to 5pm. Kamaruzaman said the electoral process had been very transparent and the EC would continue to make adjustments to maintain public confidence. He said for the coming by-election, a total of 12 polling stations and 23 polling booths had been set up. "Our priority is to ensure the senior citizens numbering some 700 will be able to cast their votes. "We expect polling would be conducted smoothly and the results announced much earlier than expected," he said. Kamaruzaman said during this campaigning period, his officers and other ground personnel would be given comprehensive training on all aspects pertaining to the elections process. He expressed the hope that both contesting parties would adhere to the rules and guidelines stipulated under the law.

"We have formed an elections campaign monitoring squad to ensure all parties stick to the rules," he said, adding that the squad comprised representatives of the police, local authority and both contesting parties. Kamaruzaman said only the symbol of Barisan Nasional and "a bus" would be allowed as campaign materials. "All other posters or symbols depicting political parties such as PAS, DAP and Parti Keadilan Rakyat will not be allowed. "Our squad members will be on their rounds and remove these items if spotted," he said. Kamaruzaman said both contesting parties were also required to hand over RM3,000 as deposit to remove campaign materials, in which the cash would be used for the purpose if they failed to clean up after the by-election. He said both parties were also allowed to spend up to RM100,000 for campaigning purposes and submit the accounts for the EC perusal.

On the total number of voters, he said the EC had released the names of 10,525 people who were eligible to vote, comprising 10,511 ordinary voters and 14 postal voters. These voters can check their status by contacting the EC office in Kuantan (09-516 1900/ 09-516 5025), Raub (09-355 8415/ 09-355 9078), or log on to its website at

Alternatively, they can utilise the SMS service by typing spr>spacespaceand send to 39988. (each SMS will cost 50 sen).

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January 16, 2007 18:46 PM

I Like To Contest, Says Independent Candidate;By Mohd Shukri Ishak
RAUB, Jan 16 (Bernama) -- What is the rationale behind the decision by a young trader to contest as an Independent in the Batu Talam state by-election while the Opposition parties refused to take part? "I like to contest," said Ng Chee Pang, 21, when the question was posed to him after he handed his nomination papers at the Raub District and Land Office, here Tuesday.

ABOVE: Independant Candidate (Right), His father, Ng Kwi Ling, 55 (Right), who accompanied him, said it had nothing to do with politics. Just a ploy to "stimulate business"
BELOW: Ng submitting his form for verification

Najib: "A ploy to test Malay support for Chinese Candidate"

"I want to stimulate business in Batu Talam. If there is a contest, a lot of people converge here," said Kwi Ling, Pahang DAP treasurer who had contested six times in the general election. Political observers were surprised with the participation of Chee Pang in the by-election after the Opposition parties boycotted it after questioning the Election Commission's credibility. In the 2004 general election, Datuk Tengku Paris Tengku Razlan of BN defeated PAS candidate Dr Mohamed Nilam Abdul Manaf by a majority of 2,761 votes.

BN is fielding Raub Umno division secretary Abdul Aziz Mat Kiram as replacement for Tengku Paris who died of cancer last Dec 27. He was accompanied by more than 10,000 BN supporters headed by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to the nomination centre while Chee Pang was escorted by three people. Pahang DAP chairman Lip Tuck Chee denied that the party was sponsoring Chee Pang, saying that he was not a DAP member.

"If he is a DAP member, we will not allow him to contest. But I hope he will be able to reduce BN's majority or at least not lose his deposit," he said. Abdul Aziz, 47, who was a Special Affairs Department field assistant, said although he was facing an Independent and the by-election would not be closely fought, he would work hard to ensure BN win with a larger majority. Puteri Umno information chief Datuk Shahaniza Samsudin is also amazed as to why an Independent is contesting in the BN stronghold, while Pahang Wanita chief Datuk Maznah Mazlan is confident that the voters will reject the Independent. Pahang Puteri Umno chief Nor Azita Abdul Rahman said an Independent candidate would not be able to champion the people in the state assembly. "What can an Independent candidate do?" she asked. From the electoral rolls, Batu Talam has 10,525 voters, with almost 80 per cent of them Malays.

January 16, 2007 15:39 PM

Presence Of Independent Candidate An Opposition Ploy - Najib

ABOVE: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak (centre) with Menteri Besar Pahang Datuk Seri Adnan Yaacob (fifth, right), MCA Vice President Datuk Seri Chan Kong Choy (third, left), Umno Liaison Chief Tan Sri Muhammad Muhamad Taib (fourth, right), Umno Wanita Deputy Chief Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil (second left) and Umno Wanita Chief Pahang Datuk Maznah Mazlan (left) celebrating the BN candidate Abdul Aziz Mat Kiram, (fourth left) after candidate nomination at the Raub District and Land Office.

BELOW: The BN Candidate

RAUB, 16 Jan (Bernama) -- Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak (AB OVE)today described the fielding of an independent candidate in the Batu Talam by-election as an Opposition strategy to gauge Malay support for a non-Malay candidate in their preparation for the next general election.

"Although on the surface the candidate is an independent, he is supported by the Opposition parties. "They claimed they were boycotting the by-election but on the contrary they had given out instructions (to their members) to support the independent," the Deputy Prime Minister told reporters after the conclusion of nominations for the by-election at the Raub District and Land Office, here today. Najib, who is also Umno deputy president, Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob and Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders earlier accompanied the BN candidate, Abdul Aziz Mat Kiram, to the nomination centre. Abdul Aziz is facing an independent, Ng Chee Pang, 21, who is the son of a former Pahang DAP leader in a straight fight in the by-election on Jan 28. Najib said he believed the Opposition would be campaigning openly in the by-election by holding talks to entice the people to vote for the independent. "As such, we are not considering the contest as insignificant.

We are mobilising our machinery and working hard to persuade the voters to come out to ensure a thumping victory for the BN. "We don't want BN supporters to take it easy as there is no Opposition party contesting, it's even worse if they do not vote," he said. Najib side-stepped a suggestion that the Chinese would vote for the independent candidate, saying that BN was confident in retaining the majority of Chinese votes with the assistance of its component parties. "Basically, the Opposition hardly has any issue to raise in their campaign. However, we are ready to take on any issue raised by them," he said. On the age of the independent candidate, he said: "It doesn't matter if he's young or old. This is part of the election strategy by the Opposition and we'll take on the challenge." The Batu Talam state seat fell vacant following the death of state assemblyman Datuk Tengku Paris Tengku Razlan on Dec 27 due to cancer. Based on the last electoral rolls, the constituency has 10,525 voters with the majority being Malays.

ABOVE: The "Star" Circus performer, Abdul Aziz Mat Kiram, the candidate

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DAP has no part in the decision by PAS to boycott the Batu Talam by-election
Media Statement; by Lau Weng San; Political Secretary to DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng___________________
(Petaling Jaya, Friday) : Following various news reports on the PAS boycott of the Batu Talam by-election I have been directed by DAP Secretary-General Sdr Lim Guan Eng to stress these points.
1. Sdr Lim had from the outset emphasized that DAP had no interest in contesting the seat. Neither Pahang DAP or any party leader has communicated with Sdr Lim to express their intentions that DAP should contest the seat. As the CEC and Sdr Lim has to approve the candidates, DAP’s position on not contesting in the by-election remains unchanged.

2. DAP has not played any part in influencing the decision made by PAS to boycott the Batu Talam by-election. No discussions has been held with PAS since there is no formal co-operation between DAP and PAS, after DAP withdrew from the Barisan Alternatif in 2001 because of PAS Islamic state agenda.
DAP regrets any attempt to insinuate that DAP is working in coalition with PAS as a result of good relations between DAP and former deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. This is wrong. In fact PAS has continued its practice of personally attacking DAP leaders and PAS Negeri Sembilan is more hostile towards DAP Negeri Sembilan than BN. Recently PAS leader and Central Executive Committee member Dr Dzulkifli Ahmad even said that, “If PAS has a friend like Guan Eng, we do not need a political adversary like the BN and Umno.” Despite such extreme and irrational provocation from PAS, DAP leaders have refrained from responding in kind.

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