Anwar Acquitted


(Countdown – 347 days to “doomsday”)

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(What’s next for Anwar, now that he has been acquitted by the court? Hopefully it is on getting down to business for the betterment of the country and not Sodomy 3.0. Cartoon source: Zunar – Malaysiakini)

Probably a welcome turn of things for Pakatan Rakyat so early in 2012:-

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been acquitted of sodomy after a two-year trial. Judge Zabidin Mohamad Diah said DNA evidence submitted by the prosecution was unreliable and discharged the case.

Mr Anwar had been accused of having sex with a former male aide. He had faced up to 20 years in prison if found guilty. But the judge said that there were questions over whether DNA evidence had been contaminated.

“The court is always reluctant to convict on sexual offences without corroborative evidence. Therefore, the accused is acquitted and discharged,” the judge said.

(Source)

Now that the sodomy charges are out of the way, Pakatan under Anwar should be free enough to focus their energy on making the case to the people that they can run the country better than the current government or at least keep the government on their toes to reduce wastage, mismanagement of public funds and curtail corruption.

With the recent sacking of rebel Hasan Ali, Bersih 2.0’s demands met by the EC to some extent, good financial position in Penang as evident in the Auditor General’s report, all is needed now is a clean up of allegations of corruption in PR run state, less of infighting, a greater push for dedicated and high quality candidates & representatives and a finer focus of real issues facing the country instead of dirty politics for PR to do better in the next general elections.

They should…for time before the next elections is short…

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Snippets – 14 May 2010


Damn!

Some called the shooting of a boy who stole a car, involved in a hit and run and failed to stop when ordered by the police as tragedy. In real sense, this is more tragic:-

A 10-year-old schoolgirl died after she is believed to have accidentally hanged herself at home while re-enacting a movie suicide scene.

(Source: TheStar)

At end of the day, it is up to the parents of the young ones to educate the children on what is wrong and what is right and what is real and what is fantasy. They need to keep very close eyes on the young ones so that such tragedy can be avoided. Sometimes it is too late to realise this.

No doubt, working parents may not have the time to watch over their kids all the time. I know since I face the same problem but whenever possible I make sure my son is aware of his environment and to be more careful when we are not around. Negative thoughts are quickly analysed and talked to so that we aware of the source of the negative thoughts – whether it is due to wrong information, wrong perception of things or miscommunication.

But still, young children dying needlessly is tragic.

Wee Resigns

What a 180’ degree turn – just last month MP Wee Choo Keong said this in his blog:-

The truth is I have been ignoring a series of reports in these news portals (and others) where it had made at least 4 false allegations that I was supposed to have resigned from PKR on various occasions.

I have reasons to believe that the false allegations were fed by a few “little napoleons” with the predominant aim to damage my reputation and/or force me out of the party.

When the assurance come that he is not resigning, we were happy that the rumours turn out to be nothing but rumours. We were happy that PR politicians were still keeping things close. But now, Wee Choo Keong had confirmed resigned from PKR and turns to an independent (what a timing he has, just before Sibu by-elections). We now wonder whether the rumours were the true after all.

(MP Wee and PKR during the good times – Image source: http://www.mysinchew.com)

Apparently Wee is not happy with how things been going in Selangor (even though he is not even representing a constituency in Selangor) and therefore decided to resign. We do expect PR politicians to be different from the BN politicians when it comes to issues but washing dirty linen at the eve of major elections is NOT one of them. What happened to asking questions on how the Government works in the State Assembly or Parliament or working through the systems?

Certainly Anwar have a bigger problem now. With the Sodomy II in play, Anwar needs to consider just how many of the remaining PKR elected politicians are frogs in the waiting. It is an irony that PKR (in form of Anwar) has been the strongest link in Pakatan Rakyat (who else can bring DAP and PAS to agree on the common issues) and yet it (in form of its politicians) had remained the weakest link in destabilising the Pakatan Rakyat’s foothold in Parliament.

Hopefully lessons are learned and weaknesses are resolved before the next election.

Neighbours & Police

This is assuring news after the police put under spotlight recently:-

Seven burglars were caught red-handed by police as they were ransacking a house at Taman Kinrara in Puchong early this morning.

(Source: Malay Mail)

Good for the neighbours who been on the lookout of the suspicious characters in the neighbourhood. It is time for bring back the concept of Rukun Tetangga and foster “good working relationship” among the neighbours – more importantly to improve security in the neighbourhood.

Wash vs Rinse


(Frankly speaking, I rather opt for a power wash. Image source: http://jennifermccolm.com)

Wash

1.
a. To cleanse, using water or other liquid, usually with soap, detergent, or bleach, by immersing, dipping, rubbing, or scrubbing: wash one’s hands; wash windows.
b. To soak, rinse out, and remove (dirt or stain) with or as if with water: wash grease out of overalls.
2. To make moist or wet; drench: Tears washed the child’s cheeks.
3. To flow over, against, or past: waves that washed the sandy shores.
4. To carry, erode, remove, or destroy by the action of moving water: Heavy rains washed the topsoil away.

Rinse

1. To wash lightly with water.
2. To remove (soap, for example) by washing lightly in water.

(Source: http://www.thefreedictionary.com)

I was just wondering whether the water knows the difference between crap and “the evidence”. In case you are wondering what I am talking about, read this