"I regret that there were chaos and tension at the Perak Assembly sitting which should not have occurred because we should show to the world that the democracy practiced in Malaysia is based on ethics and principles according to the regulations and laws, whether the law of the country or House procedures. Najib.
The Prime Minister also said the arrest of scores of people in the run-up to the state assembly sitting was police action and the government had nothing to do with it. "The police have the responsibility to maintain law and order and I cannot micro-manage the police. The police must decide on their own on what action to take and I am sure the police know what action to take," he added. Najib.
KUALA LUMPUR, May 7 2009 (Bernama) -- Acknowledging the importance for any government to have the trust and confidence of the people, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said that one of the best ways to win the trust and confidence of the people is to be truthful to them.
"Once we are able to deliver what is promised and be more transparent and open with others, we will have built a solid foundation for trust," he said. Najib.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said today his administration would not use the Internal Security Act (ISA) arbitrarily but would give importance to the principles of human rights and civil liberties.
Najib told reporters the Cabinet decisions were prompted by the desire to conduct a thorough investigation to find out the cause of the incident. "I, just like the other members of the Cabinet, also want to know the actual cause of Teoh's death. "As such, I hope that all quarters would exercise patience and not make statements which confuse the people and raise wrong perceptions, or politicise the issue," he said.
Najib said that the Cabinet decisions reflected the government's determination and commitment to find out the cause of the incident so that Teoh's family and the people would know what actually happened.
We want to establish the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth in this case. And the process of investigation will be forthright and transparent," he said.
Establish the truth and to ensure "public faith and confidence in these important institutions in this country".
We will support the proposal because we want justice to prevail,” he said in a statement here. Samy Vellu also expressed his condolences to the family of the late Teoh.
Abdullah was confident that BN would win big based on the government's performance and its ability to fulfil its promises to the people
"The BN government has also managed to improve on its successes, besides having the experience to effectively administer the country."
On his denial yesterday that parliament would be dissolved today, the prime minister said: "I could not give any clue to the date as I needed to get the consent of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong first before I could make the announcement."
Murugiah, who is embroiled in a leadership tussle with party president Datuk M. Kayveas, said he was confident of being declared the legal head of the PPP by the Registrar of Societies. I'm a straightforward and honest person, sometimes even blunt. Maybe some see that as being arrogant.
Q: There is talk that you have been planted by Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu to break Datuk S. Subramaniam's support base, especially among his Gounder clan. Is this true?
A: No one can plant or buy me over. People say things like this because of their fear of me. I'm the third person in the party hierarchy and am not interested in positions.
On Saturday, Subramaniam said he had joined PKR for the sake of unity as the party brought all races together.
"I feel this is the party for the future. I joined the party on my own free will."
Samy Vellu dismissed claims that about 1,600 MIC members had left the party to join Subramaniam.
Mahathir on Lingam:
Dr Mahathir: I've heard about him in the newspapers involving several cases. I only got to know him recently when I engaged his services in a civil suit filed against me by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
“Saya pantang dicabar!” declared Prime Minister Abdullah in an uncharacteristically bold assertion to the media on the eve of BERSIH’s massive street demonstrations in Kuala Lumpur last Saturday, November 10, 2007.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak yesterday called on university students to uphold the principle of intellectual honesty in evaluating or scrutinising issues.
"The people would want to know if there is any corruption involved. If there is, it has to be exposed," Suhaimi said outside Plaza Masalam here, yesterday.
“If we finally decide to co-operate, it must be because of national interest, not because of parochial interest of certain individuals,” he said, after opening the Kepong Wanita Umno delegates conference at a hotel here yesterday.
To everybody's surprise, Khir Toyo has been declared "clean". Such were the findings of the Disciplinary Committee of Umno.
This is a significant step towards a more matured MCA as it shows that the leadership and party are able to unite and be loyal to a cause, and not to any individual or groups of people,” Ong wrote in his blog
We are interested in the truth, whether it is in the form of a Royal Commission or an inquest.
“It’s not about politicising it or about gaining political advantage. It is to find the truth and to tell the family what really happened.
Monday July 27, 2009
Police chief: It’s our duty to be thorough
PETALING JAYA: Police investigations into Teoh Beng Hock’s death would be carried out thoroughly even if it impedes the MACC’s investigations into the alleged misappropriation of state allocations involving seven Selangor assemblymen and executive councillors.
Selangor police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar said the police have to fulfil their duties by investigating the case fully.
“We had no choice, investigations must be done thoroughly even if it causes inconvenience to parties involved,” he said when contacted.
He was responding to claims by Selangor MACC director Ja’afar Mahad that the police investigation into Teoh’s death was slowing down the commission’s own investigations.
DCP Khalid said what happened was unavoidable as the police have to carry out their responsibilities impartially.
Religious leader Datuk Abu Hasan Din Al-Hafiz claimed that it was not impossible for a man to have sex many times in one night if he was “friendly with the devil”
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