Thought of the day

I thank whatever gods may be / For my unconquerable soul. / I am the master of my fate / I am the captain of my soul. ~William Ernest Henley, Invictus

Government's promises are like the Ringgit, they depreciate with time.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Let Us Not Forget Her

After the Electoral Tsunami in March, what is cooking in the frying pan of Bolehland most recently would be the RPK sedition charges furore. Raja Petra Kamaruddin (RPK), editor for political website, Malaysia Today was charged shortly after he published an article on the murdered Mongolian beauty- "Let's send the Altantuya Murderers to Hell". He was alleged to link the murder of the Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu to the DPM of Bolehland, Najib Tun Razak.
I googled the article, read it and I was stupified as to how a person can be easily charged with sedition just by re-enacting converstations over a dinner in words, albeit how subtly had he layout the facts. If this was the case, I think my previous entry plus this one would really get me in jail or worst, detain under the notorious Internal Security Act without trial next time I pass through the custom.
Since the homicide surfaced more than a year ago, the proceeding of the case as I expected was just a show in a kangaroo court, snailing through times, hoping that the Bolehlanders and the international scrutineers would eventually forget about the case as it shifts out of focus. And just as I anticipated, the mainstream media had given up on reporting the proceedings soon enough, and so the case sort of faded elusively that even I lost track of it and eventually became careless about it. It will be a different story if I am Setev Shaariibuu, father of the murdered child.
Now, close your eye and try to imagine the intense sorrow caused by the loss of a loved one. Then try to emphatize the grief of this father who had lost his child, not by natural death, but murdered and blowed up into smithereens. Can you feel it? To take this a step further, this grievance is further amplified by vengeance and anger so desperately when the justice is so near, yet so far. Can you feel the frustration when this old man does not know who killed his child, why they do so and why the justice that he and his daughter deserve long ago has not arrive? Why is the prosecution taking so long? This searing pain, can you feel it?
As I mentioned earlier, I read RPK's entry and truely there are a lot of unexplained controversies. I did some digging on google and below are some of the bits and pieces of the puzzle:
  1. An Affidavit was submitted to the court and the judge then, Justice Segera after reading the Affidavit remarked that he was even convinced that Baginda Razak is guilty. Justice Segera was immediately removed from hearing the case, replaced by a junior judicial commissioner. Why the replacement? And what was written in the Affidavit?
  2. Before the trial started, the Attorney-General publicly announced that only three people (Baginda Razak, Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri and Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar) and no others are involved in the murder. How can the Attorney-General be so sure and acted as if he already knew the full story when nobody had testified? Moreover, it is not the Attorney-General's job to determine this.
  3. The three accused denied killing Altantuya but astonishingly the police knew exactly where to look for her remains deep in the jungle. Weird?
  4. Altantuya's immigration records were erased from the immigration computers. How did this happen? Doesn't this look like a cover-up for something or someone? Or maybe this is just an isolated case. But if this is the case, how then can you explain the expunge of Uuriintuya Gal-Ochir's (Altantuya's friend) entry to Malaysia from Beijing from the Malaysian immigration computers?
  5. Despite Najib's swearing by Allah that he does not know the deceased, there's a letter from him to the Malaysian embassy supporting Altantuya's visa application. And, Burmaa Oyunchimeg (Altantuya's cousin) testified that she had seen a photo of Najib having dinner with the Mongolian beauty and Abdul Razak Baginda. Amnesia?
  6. Last but not least, how does the exclusive explosives used by the military fall into the hands of a police?

I am not trying to tie Najib in to the lurid murder, that's not my point here. Under international scrutiny, especially under tight observation from our Asian neighbours, the withering dignity of our judicial system is at stake. I doubt it can take another blow. But, why can't our premier recognize this and act upon it efficiently? The culture of "incompetence and ineptness being always obscured by arrogance and abuse of authorities" and hideous actions and threats so that others cower is becoming more rampant. The arrest of RPK and the charges against him is yet another on the list. So, what about Press Freedom?

With all these cooking in Bolehland, how long can I stride and stand tall with my head up in pride as a Malaysian on foreign lands? I wonder.

When will the prosecution end? And what would be the outcome? I wonder.

When will Setev's aching heart be bandaged and consoled? I wonder...

Some articles on the murder:
Let's send Altantuya murderers to hell
Najib and Altantuya
The haunting story of Altantuya Shaariibuu
Susan Loone


Gnap said...

sigh... my kepala so pening.... sad isn't it...

David Chan said...

Gnap, your kepala pening because of the mounting pressure ka, or because of the hanging murder cum diplomatic case?

For me, I'll hail the words on RPK's T-shirt: "Justice for All... tantuya"!

Gnu said...

Yes, very sad. If you read RPK's post, there is nothing seditious about it. The UMNO Napoleans just want to stir things up. I was wondering why don't they catch RPK when he first tied Najib to the case by questioning the use of military explosive back in 2007. Something is really fishy, I am starting to believe that Najib is involve...somehow.

David Chan said...
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David Chan said...

Cantonese saying, or rather, Hongkie's saying:

Moreover, if a person is clean, he need not worry of any allegations. Maybe someone out there hope that, if news of arrest of RPK is exaggarated, rakyat would eventually forget about anything else. But they forgot that by doing that, they are putting our country's reputation in jeopardy. Severing diplomatic ties is an action gravely more severe than murder, let alone blogging.

David Chan said...

I hope the movie Iron Man would remind those people out there how powerful Mongolians can be.

In Iron Man, it was mentioned that the size of Genghis Khan's empire was 2x King Alexander's empire, and 4x Roman empire. And, the Yuan Dynasty conquerors ruled China with tyrannic fist.

Fighting shy of the call of severing diplomatic ties between Bolehland and Mongolia? They should go and study more history before they do so.

Gnu said...

David: Tun M also cannot tahan the stupidity of BN and quit from UMNO. Sigh...BN will forever be BN...