Police To Call Mahathir For Statement For Allegedly Insulting The Bugis Community

The police will call up Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to record his statement that was alleged to have insulted the Bugis community, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.

He said the police needed some time to complete the investigation on the case and hoped that it could be resolved as soon as possible.

“This depends on the requirement of the investigating officer, but we are certain he (Dr Mahathir) will be called. If I say in the near future, you have to give us time. We will resolve it as soon as possible,” he told reporters after opening the 29th Annual Conference of the Malaysian Auxiliary Police in Butterworth, today.

Dr Mahathir, in his speech at the assembly organised by the opposition parties in Petaling Jaya on Oct 14 tried to link the descendants of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak as possibly originating from the Bugis pirates.

Following the statement, the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah expressed his displeasure and deepest regret over the statement which was perceived as trying to incite Malaysians to hate, insult and look with contempt at the ethnic Bugis race which forms the hierarchy of the Selangor Sultanate.

Meanwhile, when asked on the development of investigations on the forex business losses sustained by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) in the 1990’s involving Dr Mahathir, Mohd Fuzi said a special team was carrying out investigation on the case.

“Investigation is ongoing, it is not easy. So many people will be called to complete the investigation. After a police report was lodged, we have formed a task force. The task force is working round the clock now to get whatever statement, and whatever needs to be done, has to be done as soon as possible. This is an on-going matter,” he added.

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Sabah First State In Corruption-Free Oath

Sabah is the first state which has completed the corruption-free oath and signing the Corruption Free Pledge (CFP) programme, an initiative which was introduced by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to check corruption and abuse among government agencies and government-linked companies (GLC).

Sabah MACC deputy director (Operations) Hasbilah Mohamad Salleh (photo) said 92 state government agencies including statutory bodies and GLC had expressed their commitment to be together with MACC to combat corruption and power abuse and simultaneously uphold integrity and accountability in carrying every duty and responsibility entrusted.

“This is a record for Sabah because we have completed the CFP programme (involving government agencies and GLC). This is a good signal in helping and making successful the effort of MACC to eradicate corruption. We will contact the state government to inform them of this matter.

“This commitment shows that MACC is not alone because we will become a very strong and big team together to curb and reduce corruption in Sabah at the same time,” he told reporters after a corruption-free oath taking and signing of the CFP with Sabah GLC in Kota Kinabalu, today.

Commenting further, Hasbilah said the time was ripe for every GLC in Sabah to create an integrity unit focusing on integrity management in every company to further strengthen the compliance aspect and code of ethics when carrying out their duties and trusts.

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Musa Urges People To Defend Peace And Harmony

Tan Sri Musa Aman has urged all strata of society to endeavor to ensure Malaysians, specifically in Sabah, continue to live peacefully and harmoniously.

He said the government had a high commitment to uphold the freedom of religion and culture in the state.

“In this context, the state government with the communities and religious leaders always look for solutions concerning issues related to religion and culture,” he said when opening the 2017 Christmas Day celebration at Padang Merdeka in Kota Kinabalu, Monday night.

Also present were city mayor Datuk Yeo Bun Hai, Sabah Churches Council president Datuk Melter Jiki Tais and the Sabah Federal Secretary Datuk Nor Rizan Mohd Thani.

According to Musa, the Sabah state government had never failed to sincerely distribute allocations to churches each year to finance projects and programmes they organised.

He said he was happy that the aid had benefited and brought good to the recipients.

Meanwhile, he also gave his assurance on religious and cultural freedom in Sabah.

He said that Sabah could be proud that it was an exemplary state in the context of cultural diversity which were feted by numerous communities through various celebrations such as Christmas, Chinese New Year, Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Tadau Kaamatan.

He said this situation was a clear yardstick to the development of the Malaysian nation race which was peaceful and harmonious.

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” Raslan Dahlan Is Not My Brother ” – Rahman Dahlan

Rahman Dahlan seated right with Raslan Dahlan left

Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan has denied Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice-president, Rafizi Ramli’s allegation over the award of the implementing contract of the 2017 Negaraku Expo.

Rahman said, in fact, the implementing contractor, namely, PICO Integrated Exhibit Sdn Bhd, chief executive officer Noor Raslan Md Dahlan also did not have family ties with him as alleged by the Pandan Member of Parliament.

“Rafizi repeated the allegation that Raslan Dahlan who was given the contract, was my brother, nine times during a media conference on Facebook at 1.30 pm today.

“I vehemently deny Rafizi Ramli’s accusation. I stress I don’t have any family ties with Raslan Dahlan. He is not my brother although our fathers’ names are the same,” he said in a special media conference which was also attended by Noor Raslan Md Dahlan, today.

The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economic Planning Unit- EPU) said, however, 10 minutes after the media conference ended, Rafizi erased the media conference recording link.

“Although, he (Rafizi) has erased the proof of his accusation, my officers managed to record and screen-shoot all the media conference recordings..maybe he quickly erased the proof when knowing Raslan is not my brother.”

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DAP Desperate For Making Police Report On Najib’s Speech At UMNO Assembly – Hishammuddin

UMNO vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein has described as ‘madness’, the action of several DAP members in lodging a police report alleging that UMNO president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak made a racist speech at the UMNO General Assembly (UGA) recently.

“I find the DAP members action to be drastic and desperate. They are trying to find matters regarding their cause just to deny the success of UMNO.

“What was said by Najib was far from being racist. We were talking about the future of our country and TN50, which is for all, and not only for the Malays. How can it be seen as racist?

“The DAP should stop making police reports on the matter.” he told a press conference in parliament house, today.

Yesterday, several DAP members including DAP’s Segambut Member of Parliament, Lim Lip Eng (photo center) lodged a police report on Najib’s speech at the UGA stating that the DAP was anti-Malay and anti-Islam.

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