Consumerist: HRH Queen Elizabeth Celebrates Diamond Jubilee!

 

 

 

Consumerist: HRH Queen Elizabeth Celebrates Diamond Jubilee!

May our LORD continue to bless, protect, preserve and guide well respected and loved Queen Elizabeth!

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh seen here attending a service of dedication for the Order of the British Empire, at which 2,000 of those holding the honor were present. Senior public figures with the rank of Knight and Dame took part in the procession, including the Governor of the Bank of England Professor Sir Mervyn King, former president of the High Court Family Division – Baroness Butler-Sloss and the first Speaker of the House of Lords – Baroness Hayman.

The Order of the British Empire was founded in 1917 by George V with the motto For God and the Empire, and has more than 100,000 members (Knights & Dames) throughout the world.

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Consumerist: Panel Haniff Should Step Down!

 

Consumerist: Panel Haniff Should Step Down!

We both read law at the same university in England!

He was also well liked and great fun!

But he was already someone I respected well before that as he ‘rescued’ former home minister, the late Uncle Ghazali Shafie (pix above), who was very3 dear to me in January 10, 1982 when a Cessna 206 plane he piloted crashed!

‘A Younger Uncle Ghazali – with former premiers, Hussein Onn and Dr Mahathir!’

Indeed Haniff, the former Inspector-General of Police Mohammad Hanif Omar has maintained he will be fair and impartial when heading Putrajaya’s independent panel on allegations of violence during Bersih 3.0.

He has dismissed allegations that the panel would return biased findings with him on board, saying that he has always acted fairly in previous inquiries and police investigations.

He was willing to meet the Malaysian Bar and to clear the air!

But the Malaysian Bar had stood its grounds which won them many brownie points!

And Malaysia’s new darling of the masses – Bersih a coalition of 84 NGOs have already dismissed the Putrajaya’s panel to probe the violence at the electoral reforms movement’s April 28 rally, saying the team led by former police chief would be biased and “nothing more than a glorified task force.”

And all this coming after premier Najib Razak had pledged last week that “credible, experienced and respectable” individuals would investigate the events during Bersih’s third rally for free and fair elections, which descended into chaos after police clashed with protestors.

And political decorum, common sense, convention and ethics demanded the premier stayed silent without further commenting and holding his elegant silence’ as he did, when there were unprovoked attacks against civil society members, members of the opposition holding their dialogues in Penang, Perak, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Malacca, the attack against students at the Dataran and the immoral, vulgar, disgusting behavior of others in front of the home of the Bersih co-chairman!

But this Najib did not do and he without any justification and in bad taste, stated quite publicly that Bersih 3.0 was an attempted coup d’état against the government.

And he followed this through with another political gathering involving a hastily gathered ‘pretty trader group’ of repeating several allegations and demonizing Bersih who echoed all Malaysians call for ‘free and fair election’ and voters perception which was justified by a recent independent pollster – the Merdeka Center report!

But having said all this to date, it is strange such a glorified panel is being set up and may I ask my learned friends behind this advice, as to which and what law will regulate the establishment and functioning of this panel?

Already there are allegations and quite disturbing that the panel may no power to summon witnesses, no power to insist that documents and information be produced, and no power to grant immunity to any person giving evidence to it which makes it a ‘cosmetic exercise’ perhaps as some believe, to further demonize Bersih!

As for my dear friend Hanif, he has already compromised his position by making very damaging premature and biased statements that communist sympathizers who were active demonstrators in the 1970s were involved in Bersih!

Haniff my friend, you had also agreed with Najib’s allegation that Bersih 3.0 was an attempted coup d’état against the government.

With this well documented backdrop and with you as head of the probe group it would be tantamount to condoning a total disregard for the fundamental principle of natural justice which is ‘the rule against bias.’

And of all persons, you should know this!

Since you have openly made prejudicial statements on the Bersih rally, you have now without any doubt proven yourself to be actually biased.

My friendly advice to you, my dear friend, is to do the right thing which is
1. Retract the premature and prejudicial statements you have made and
2. Resign as head of the panel!

May the ALMIGHTY GUIDE YOU!

 

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Consumerist: New Scams & Cons Over The Net!

 

LETTERS COLUMN:

‘Dear Sir

I wish to report a recent internet scam which I just experienced this morning. I sincerely hope something can be done to stop this so that others would not get coned as well.

This morning, whilst surfing the net, a prop-up says ” every Tuesday, several people are selected to compete and if he can answer all questions correctly he stands to win an IPad and that I am one of the few lucky ones” I ignored the pop up but it was very insistent – keep popping up. I saw photos of three people who had won before and their comments.

So I then answered, I was ask to give my handphone numbers and answer the questions via SMS to 33388.

There were about ten levels of boxes. As I answered each question right, a box is ticked. When the levels were full, I realised that there were another 10 small circles on a horizontal row on top of the boxes. As I was asked each question, an sms reply to charge RM 4.00 was received. I continued to answer the questions and the top row of small circles were colour-filled in red. I thought this is the end, but the questions continued and the coloured row of small circles were replaced by another colour. This continue and the charges of RM 4.00 also continues. I must have answered about 25 – 30 questions. Meanwhile, I receive message from Celcom saying there were charges of RM 200 debited to my bill.

Then I realised I have been had. I stop answering the questions and went off the internet. But the charges keeps coming. Celcom advise that my bill has now gone up to RM 400+, RM600+ and later RM 839 etc.

I call up Celcom to immediately stop the payments/debit from SMS 33388. The operator did stop it but I was informed they cannot reverse the charges already made.

This is obviously a scam and I hope something can be done to find out the operators and to stop them or perhaps even prosecute them for coning.

Sincerely
Dr T. H. Lim’

 

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Consumerist: Honest Saifuddin Does It Again!

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Consumerist: Honest Saifuddin Does It Again!

I have known him for quite some time now.

He has always stood for honest truth and his dedication for fair play is exemplary!

As such, I am not surprised that he had broken ranks and argued that the Bersih 3.0 rally did not involve communist elements or an attempt to topple the government!

He is reported to have stated his deep seeded belief in his well read column in a Malay daily Sinar Harian today
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Saifuddin’s statements certainly rubbishes the kind of statements that bordered on stupidity, irrationality and blatant lies confirming the widely accepted perception that the incumbents refuse to look at the wider and broader picture, refuse holistic and tangible change that today’s voters want, not the ‘same old same old abuse and corrupt ways’ under all kinds and forms of justification that do not hold water any longer in a political context and world order that has changed drastically for the better!

Now, within the next few days one can expect agent provocateurs, apple polishers, political adventurers and political opportunists to take to the street condemning him, calling for his resignations and burning perhaps his effigy?

Perhaps, we may see another round of a butt protest or worst ‘NGOs’ or others masquerading as underprivileged traders assembling in front of his home to protest and also call for him to ‘repent’?

Perhaps the same treatment will also be experienced by Independent pollster Merdeka Center today who also defended the accuracy of its recent voter survey against the Election Commission’s (EC) criticisms, and reminded the authority that the same methodology was used to rate the prime minister’s popularity.

The truth is it is sad that we cannot accept criticism, we cannot tolerate dissent and to be told the old ways do not work any longer and that things must change!

The ‘old farts of Malaysian politics’ – those with huge baggage and others holding political office unelected just refuse ‘stand down’ from offering themselves for GE13 seats and  acknowledge that things have changed for the better despite their former dictatorial rule and abuse!

Interesting, decent Saifuddin’s comments also rubbishes the statements and comments of three of the nation’s former top cops namely Abdul Rahim Mohd Noor, Musa Hassan and Hanif Omar who all cited the BERSIH move as an attempted coup!

I am certain that all Malaysians are still waiting for them to justify their strange inexplicable statement which were carried extensively by what was perceived was a ‘cowed press!’

Interestingly, whether he meets my learned friends at the Malaysian Bar or not – it is now completely untenable for Hanif Omar, my senior at the University to continue as head of any probe, if it expects acceptance, legitimacy that is founded on impartiality, good governance, accountability, transparency and ethical values that are universally upheld – period!

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Consumerist: Malaysia Loves & Respects This Man – Truly!

 

 

Consumerist: All Malaysians Respect This Man!

A MAN I HAVE TODAY DEEP RESPECT AND ADMIRATION FOR!

HE DID NOT PAY ANYONE TO COME TO HEAR, HE DID NOT ORGANIZE GIVE AWAYS OR GOODIES, BUT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS JUST POURED IN TO HEAR HIM, AND THEY LOVE HIM!

A STRAIGHT SPEAKING TRUTHFUL MAN, WHO LOVES THE TRUTH, THIS NATION MALAYSIA AND THE GOD HE WORSHIPS!

MAY THE ALMIGHTY ALWAYS BLESS AND PROTECT HIM!

 

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