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A Malaysian Voice for Gaza

On her own initiative, Tehsin, has launched her own petition on Gaza here. Please spare a few minutes of your time to read the petition below and sign it here, in the name of all just and humane. For Muslims, in the name of Allah s.w.t. It is, the very least we can do. And do read her posting here as well when you have the time and tell others about this petition as well. Thank you.

To: of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court

Appeal for Intenational Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor to Investigate War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity in Gaza.

ATTN: Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court
Mr. Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Prosecutor
Information and Evidence Unit
Office of the Prosecutor
Post Office Box 19519
2500 CM The Hague
The Netherlands
Email: otp.informationdesk@icc-cpi.int
i.int
Phone: Tel. + 31 (0)70 515 851

We the undersigned citizens of Malaysia/International Community hereby formally petition you to investigate and prosecute any and all government officials named for heinous war crimes, crimes against humanity and other criminal acts of commission and omission by Shimon Peres, Ehud Olmert, Tzipi Livni, George W. Bush, Hosni Mubarak, Dick Cheney and Condoleeza Rice who have participated directly or indirectly in War Crimes in Gaza.

The Israeli military, aided indirectly and directly through munitions supply by the United States of America are accused of:

• Using powerful shells in civilian areas sending blast and shrapnel over a wide area which the army knew would cause large numbers of innocent casualties;

• Using banned weapons such as phosphorus bombs which inflict horrific burns; and testing powerful new explosives such as DIME which cause the massive injuries and amputations as described by Gaza doctors and by a previous Al-Jazeera report;

• Holding Palestinian families as human shields;

• Attacking medical facilities, including the killing of 12 ambulance men in marked vehicles;

* Shooting civilian men, women and children in cold blood after asking them to leave their homes or as they seek refuge in shelters. One case out of many was that of Haneen al-Batran, a nine year old girl who was shot in the face and abdomen by Israeli snipers as her family ran to the Al-Quds hospital in Tel al-Hawa. She died later.

* Prohibiting rescue services to attend to the dead, injured and trapped for days, as in the case of the Al-Samouni family in Zeitoun which is only one uncovered so far in many of such incidents and the sad case of Shad, a four year old Palestinian girl killed in her backyard in Jabalya and her body left for the dogs to eat by Israeli soldiers who shot at her family attempting to retrieve it for 5 days, resulting in another two family members being shot dead (more eyewitness accounts of other cases have been reported in Free Gaza, Window on Palestine and Al Jazeera sources);

• Killing large numbers of policemen who had no military role;

* Shelling designated UN facilities which served as safe havens for the displaced fleeing from indiscriminate bombings;

* Targeting UN aid convoys and destroying badly needed food, water medical and fuel supplies;

* Bombing mosques, universities, schools and hospitals, cemeteries and infrastructure with lame excuses of “militant” activity;

* Imprisoning terrorised, starved and injured civilians in a small open air “prison” with no safe haven to flee by blockading and sealing off borders and shelling them indiscriminately. In the latest UNHCR newsletter, a high ranking official stated that; Gaza (is): “The only conflict in the world in which people are not even allowed to flee” – High Commissioner Guterres

* Total disregard and impudence towards a democratically elected government of the people of Gaza;

* The continued harassment and instilment of fear by low-flying drones, fighter jets, helicopters, and movement of tanks in civilian areas despite a unilateral ceasefire;

* A hugely disproportionate “retaliatory” campaign against rocket threats; threats which were falsely used as a pretext for the latest invasion when it has been clear that Israel violated the previous existing ceasefire agreement.

* The continued unjust imprisonment and deprivation of the Palestinian population by a continued siege and economic and physical blockade of Gaza and the destruction of tunnels used to funnel necessities to enable decent living conditions.

In short, as an occupying power, Israel has totally and willfully violated its obligations, with the full support of the United States of America, as to protect the occupied citizens of Gaza and violated the Geneva conventions and the Statutes laid out in Article 8 of the International Criminal Court by the deliberate and sustained targeting of civilians and humanitarian aid workers, halting the full delivery of much needed aid to Gaza, and totally destroying the infrastructure in Gaza which will cost billions to rebuild and which is almost impossible to do so, due to the blockade, thus rendering the population homeless and open to the risks of the natural elements of extreme weather, abscence sanitation, healthcare, education, food, water and any economic activity.

These and numerous other war crimes must be investigated and the perpetrators brought to justice to ensure that all international laws are respected and there exist no avenue and space for any nation to act with such total impunity and disregard for other nations and peoples and that regard for the sanctity of human lives and property and the environment be preserved. We cannot allow the law of the jungle and barbarism to continue to prevail in this day and age.

What has occurred in Gaza, and is still continuing, is a crime against humanity and a test of our own.

We the undersigned citizens demand a full and thorough investigation immediately This investigation should be pursued no matter where it may lead and no matter what the political implications may be. To this end, we remind you that you work not on behalf of the United States of America of for Israel but for Justice itself.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

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Daripada Abu Umarah iaitu al-Bara’ bin ‘Azib radhiallahu anhuma, katanya: “Kita semua diperintah oleh Rasulullah s.a.w. untuk melakukan tujuh perkara, iaitu meninjau orang sakit, mengikuti janazah, menentasymitkan orang yang bersin, menolong orang yang lemah, membantu orang yang teraniaya, meratakan salam dan melaksanakan sumpah.”

(Muttafaq ‘alaih)

PETITION ONLINE: KEMPEN BEBASKAN ABAH SUHAIB

muhammad nasir nasir1912@yahoo. com

salam,
1. petition tandatangan online ini ditujukan kepada united nation high commissioner of human rights.
2. petition ini dibuat melalui PetitionOnline. com, satu servis percuma online di www.PetitionOnline. com/NoISA/.
3. sila click dan register your name and comment di alamat tersebut. anda akan menerima signature confirmation later on.
4. tujuan petition ini adalah:
@ to highlight plight encik mat sah mat satray (ayah kpd Suhaib, 11thn) & tahanan ISA lain yg telah ditahan tanpa bicara selama 6 tahun
@ to appeal united nation to lobby & pressure malaysian gov
to abolish isa.
5. only 1740 signatures @15.50 hours.
so please take a moment to visit the website and register your signature. and forward this message to as many people as possible. thank you in advance for your contribution.
md. nasir tampol
sekretariat “bebaskan abah shuaib”

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Daripada Abu Umarah iaitu al-Bara’ bin ‘Azib radhiallahu anhuma, katanya: “Kita semua diperintah oleh Rasulullah s.a.w. untuk melakukan tujuh perkara, iaitu meninjau orang sakit, mengikuti janazah, menentasymitkan orang yang bersin, menolong orang yang lemah, membantu orang yang teraniaya, meratakan salam dan melaksanakan sumpah.”

(Muttafaq ‘alaih)

Dia sudah mula menjawab…./ Petisyen Mempertikaikan Keputusan Pilihanraya Rembau Difailkan

(Pimpinan PR, PAStikan Rakyat DAPat KeAdilan!)
(Rakyat, Teruskan Lonjakkan Minda!)

chegubard

Dia sudah mula menjawab….

Nampaknya sudah panas balik…bermula dari Ahad lepas dimana secara tergesa gesa Umno (juak-juak dia) mengatur program ‘terjun’ Gotong Royong bersama ‘Ahli Parlimen Rembau’ di Taman Jasmin Senawang… mungkin ini kerana juak – juaknya yang panik melihat persiapan Ceramah Perdana Pentas Anak Muda yang menampilkan Fairus (Timbalan Ketua Menteri P.Pinang) dan Nurul Izzah (Ahli Parlimen L.Pantai).

Dalam ucapanya ketika ‘merasmikan surau tidak siap’ itu dia menggunakan sepenuhnya untuk membelasah cheGuBard dan TauFek (Paroi). Petang sebelum program segerombolan penguatkuasa MPS juga tiba untuk menurunkan bendera keADILan yang dipasang sebagai penunjuk arah. cheGuBard terpaksa turun sendiri petang itu demi memastikan semuanya terkawal. Hujah kita ialah kenapa bendera Umno (menyambut Khairy) dibiarkan tetapi bendera keADILan diturunkan ? Penguatkuasa tersebut memohon maaf kerana katanya dia diarahkan oleh pegawainya yang menerima tekanan dari atas…!!! Dia merayu agar bendera di Trafik Light yang sudah ditanggalkan jangan dipasang semula…yang lain ok tetapi perlu segera ditanggalkan selepas program….. .Malam itu dia dikejutkan dengan kehadiran lebih dari 3,000 orang menyaksikan Pentas Anak Muda anjuran keADILan Rembau.

Nampaknya anak kelahiran Kuwait ini sudah mula bersuara semula. Dia bersuara mungkin kerana tiada pilihan lain. Memang banyak ‘version’ misteri kemenangan dia…. ada yang kata undi pos…ada yang kata jumlah undi ditipu…ada pula maklumat dan gambar yang merakam bagaimana dua peti akhir masuk ke Pusat Penjumlahan dengan di iringi kenderaan yang dinaiki Menteri Besar Negeri Sembilan. Semua ini menjadi cakap – cakap bukan sahaja di Rembau tetapi di seluruh negara. Hari ini pula di Malaysiakini dia sudah mula bercakap mengenai keputusan pilihanraya. Bagus dia sudah termakan pancing untuk kembali melompat.

Ilmu tempur yang cheGuBard pelajari menerangkan betapa lawan yang melompat lebih mudah dikunci dari lawan yang bertapak dengan kedua belah kakinya ..menanti… …bagus dia yang duduk diam kini sudah mula melompat kembali.

Seminggu ini sibuk bersama pasukan peguam untuk menfailkan petisyen pilihanraya. Alhamdunillah hari ini jam 3 petang nanti sekumpulan peguam yang diketuai oleh fima guaman Shearn Delamor & co. akan berada di Mahkamah Tinggi Seremban untuk memfailkan petisyen tersebut.

cheGuBard pula sebentar lagi akan bertolak ke Terengganu. Malam ini ada ceramah di Kemamam..mungkin akan menjawab ahli Parlimen Kemaman yang mengatakan isu babi akan jadi punca ahli parlimen Melayu bukan BN masuk BN… esok ada beberapa mesyuarat bersama jentera di Terengganu sebelum malam esok ceramah di Setiu.

Untuk yang mahu mendengar penjelasan ‘Khabar dari Rembau?’ boleh berjumpa di Terengganu. Pertanyaan lokasi ceramah hubungi Wan Anies 0199697474.

Jika dia berani ayuh kita berdebat…. . isu sebenar ialah penjualan aset negara…pengkhiana tan..salah guna kuasa…

sila klik http://edition. globalmediachann el.tv/content/ view/1840/ 60/

Global Media Channel

Petisyen Mempertikaikan Keputusan Pilihanraya Rembau Difailkan Hari Ini


Written by Amin Iskandar
Friday, 25 April 2008
Image
Kuala Lumpur, 25 April– Calon Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) bagi parlimen Rembau, Badrul Hisham Shaharin memfailkan petisyen di Mahkamah Tinggi Seremban hari ini bagi mempertikaikan keputusan pilihanraya umum ke 12 yang lalu.
Badrul Hisham yang dikenali sebagai Chegubard diwakili oleh Shearn Delamore & Co mempertikaian keputusan pilihanraya di Rembau yang dimenangi oleh calon Barisan Nasional yang juga menantu perdana menteri, Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar.
Menurut Chegubard, perjalanan pilihanraya di Rembau berjalan dengan tidak adil dan tidak demokratik.
Diantara insiden yang berlaku pada hari pilihanraya di Rembau ialah pengundi mengundi lebih dari sekali, pengundi yang berdaftar tidak dibenarkan mengundi dan pengundi yang berdaftar tidak dapat mengundi kerana namanya telah digunakan.
Selain daripada itu petugas-petugas pilihanraya Pakatan Rakyat yang membantu Badrul Hisham dinafikan hak untuk mendapatkan borang 14 dikebanyakkan pusat mengundi.
Ketika dihubungi, Chegubard menyatakan bahawa petisyen tersebut difailkan bagi memenuhi janji beliau kepada rakyat Rembau untuk terus berjuang sehingga keadilan ditegakkan.
Kata beliau lagi, Khairy Jamaluddin sekarang sedang berada dalam ketakutan oleh kerana tahu kemenangannya disebabkan oleh penipuan dan penyalahgunaan jentera kerajaan secara berleluasa.

HARI SABTU PAKAI KUNING! / WEAR YELLOW ON SATURDAYS!
Lawati laman 10November di http://10nov. himpunan. info/
Lawati laman Bersih di http://bersih. org/

*****.*****

Daripada Abu Umarah iaitu al-Bara’ bin ‘Azib radhiallahu anhuma, katanya: “Kita semua diperintah oleh Rasulullah s.a.w. untuk melakukan tujuh perkara, iaitu meninjau orang sakit, mengikuti janazah, menentasymitkan orang yang bersin, menolong orang yang lemah, membantu orang yang teraniaya, meratakan salam dan melaksanakan sumpah.”

(Muttafaq ‘alaih)

Dia sudah mula menjawab…./ Petisyen Mempertikaikan Keputusan Pilihanraya Rembau Difailkan

(Pimpinan PR, PAStikan Rakyat DAPat KeAdilan!)
(Rakyat, Teruskan Lonjakkan Minda!)

chegubard

Dia sudah mula menjawab….

Nampaknya sudah panas balik…bermula dari Ahad lepas dimana secara tergesa gesa Umno (juak-juak dia) mengatur program ‘terjun’ Gotong Royong bersama ‘Ahli Parlimen Rembau’ di Taman Jasmin Senawang… mungkin ini kerana juak – juaknya yang panik melihat persiapan Ceramah Perdana Pentas Anak Muda yang menampilkan Fairus (Timbalan Ketua Menteri P.Pinang) dan Nurul Izzah (Ahli Parlimen L.Pantai).

Dalam ucapanya ketika ‘merasmikan surau tidak siap’ itu dia menggunakan sepenuhnya untuk membelasah cheGuBard dan TauFek (Paroi). Petang sebelum program segerombolan penguatkuasa MPS juga tiba untuk menurunkan bendera keADILan yang dipasang sebagai penunjuk arah. cheGuBard terpaksa turun sendiri petang itu demi memastikan semuanya terkawal. Hujah kita ialah kenapa bendera Umno (menyambut Khairy) dibiarkan tetapi bendera keADILan diturunkan ? Penguatkuasa tersebut memohon maaf kerana katanya dia diarahkan oleh pegawainya yang menerima tekanan dari atas…!!! Dia merayu agar bendera di Trafik Light yang sudah ditanggalkan jangan dipasang semula…yang lain ok tetapi perlu segera ditanggalkan selepas program….. .Malam itu dia dikejutkan dengan kehadiran lebih dari 3,000 orang menyaksikan Pentas Anak Muda anjuran keADILan Rembau.

Nampaknya anak kelahiran Kuwait ini sudah mula bersuara semula. Dia bersuara mungkin kerana tiada pilihan lain. Memang banyak ‘version’ misteri kemenangan dia…. ada yang kata undi pos…ada yang kata jumlah undi ditipu…ada pula maklumat dan gambar yang merakam bagaimana dua peti akhir masuk ke Pusat Penjumlahan dengan di iringi kenderaan yang dinaiki Menteri Besar Negeri Sembilan. Semua ini menjadi cakap – cakap bukan sahaja di Rembau tetapi di seluruh negara. Hari ini pula di Malaysiakini dia sudah mula bercakap mengenai keputusan pilihanraya. Bagus dia sudah termakan pancing untuk kembali melompat.

Ilmu tempur yang cheGuBard pelajari menerangkan betapa lawan yang melompat lebih mudah dikunci dari lawan yang bertapak dengan kedua belah kakinya ..menanti… …bagus dia yang duduk diam kini sudah mula melompat kembali.

Seminggu ini sibuk bersama pasukan peguam untuk menfailkan petisyen pilihanraya. Alhamdunillah hari ini jam 3 petang nanti sekumpulan peguam yang diketuai oleh fima guaman Shearn Delamor & co. akan berada di Mahkamah Tinggi Seremban untuk memfailkan petisyen tersebut.

cheGuBard pula sebentar lagi akan bertolak ke Terengganu. Malam ini ada ceramah di Kemamam..mungkin akan menjawab ahli Parlimen Kemaman yang mengatakan isu babi akan jadi punca ahli parlimen Melayu bukan BN masuk BN… esok ada beberapa mesyuarat bersama jentera di Terengganu sebelum malam esok ceramah di Setiu.

Untuk yang mahu mendengar penjelasan ‘Khabar dari Rembau?’ boleh berjumpa di Terengganu. Pertanyaan lokasi ceramah hubungi Wan Anies 0199697474.

Jika dia berani ayuh kita berdebat…. . isu sebenar ialah penjualan aset negara…pengkhiana tan..salah guna kuasa…

sila klik http://edition. globalmediachann el.tv/content/ view/1840/ 60/

Global Media Channel

Petisyen Mempertikaikan Keputusan Pilihanraya Rembau Difailkan Hari Ini


Written by Amin Iskandar
Friday, 25 April 2008
Image
Kuala Lumpur, 25 April– Calon Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) bagi parlimen Rembau, Badrul Hisham Shaharin memfailkan petisyen di Mahkamah Tinggi Seremban hari ini bagi mempertikaikan keputusan pilihanraya umum ke 12 yang lalu.
Badrul Hisham yang dikenali sebagai Chegubard diwakili oleh Shearn Delamore & Co mempertikaian keputusan pilihanraya di Rembau yang dimenangi oleh calon Barisan Nasional yang juga menantu perdana menteri, Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar.
Menurut Chegubard, perjalanan pilihanraya di Rembau berjalan dengan tidak adil dan tidak demokratik.
Diantara insiden yang berlaku pada hari pilihanraya di Rembau ialah pengundi mengundi lebih dari sekali, pengundi yang berdaftar tidak dibenarkan mengundi dan pengundi yang berdaftar tidak dapat mengundi kerana namanya telah digunakan.
Selain daripada itu petugas-petugas pilihanraya Pakatan Rakyat yang membantu Badrul Hisham dinafikan hak untuk mendapatkan borang 14 dikebanyakkan pusat mengundi.
Ketika dihubungi, Chegubard menyatakan bahawa petisyen tersebut difailkan bagi memenuhi janji beliau kepada rakyat Rembau untuk terus berjuang sehingga keadilan ditegakkan.
Kata beliau lagi, Khairy Jamaluddin sekarang sedang berada dalam ketakutan oleh kerana tahu kemenangannya disebabkan oleh penipuan dan penyalahgunaan jentera kerajaan secara berleluasa.

HARI SABTU PAKAI KUNING! / WEAR YELLOW ON SATURDAYS!
Lawati laman 10November di http://10nov. himpunan. info/
Lawati laman Bersih di http://bersih. org/

*****.*****

Daripada Abu Umarah iaitu al-Bara’ bin ‘Azib radhiallahu anhuma, katanya: “Kita semua diperintah oleh Rasulullah s.a.w. untuk melakukan tujuh perkara, iaitu meninjau orang sakit, mengikuti janazah, menentasymitkan orang yang bersin, menolong orang yang lemah, membantu orang yang teraniaya, meratakan salam dan melaksanakan sumpah.”

(Muttafaq ‘alaih)

Crusading Terrorism

Crusading Terrorism

How Canada and America Terrorized the Citizens:


For 4 Years Shackle sound continues on Momin’s feet without being guilty of any crimes.


Mahboob A. Khawaja, Ph.D.


If the facts of human life are definable and truth is ONE with its own meanings, then “suspicion” cannot be considered as the code of law to become the threshold of action against innocent citizens. Victims are not left with any option except to use truth as the power of human logic. America asked Britain and Canada to market the “war on terrorism.” According to Ron Suskind – a White House insider (The One Percent Doctrine: Deep inside America’s pursuit of its enemies since 9/11, 2006, p 226), Secretary of State Colin Powell and Paul O’Neill complained that they ‘did not know the mind of the President’ and often policy was based on ‘his instinct and gut’ and that ‘ a key decision largely remained a mystery.’ To promote the “war on terrorism” and mislead the American public, the Bush Administration purchased 774 innocent people as terrorists and paid $25,000 cash per head to Afghan warlords to populate Guantanamo Bay Prison – the Abu Ghraib of America . Post 9/11, 2000 Arab students and others were arrested in the US on suspicion of terrorism. Dr. Dhaffir Rafel, highly respected international humanitarian work medical doctor from Syracuse , NY helped the sick, wounded and displaced children and families in Iraq , jailed for 25 years on bogus accusations of laundering charity funds. Talk to Marzieh Hashemi in Colorado, young widow journalist, mom of three small kids was awaken at gunpoint in early morning by armed police raid wanted house search for income tax papers. Across America , countless people of Arab and Islamic origins and families including school aged kids detained under the law of suspicion. These are few samples of the contemporary history – again ignored and not learnt from. Canada and the US arrested and tortured thousands of citizens of Japanese, German, Italian origins during the Second World War and sent them to internment camps because they had specific ethnic ancestry. To re-enact the history, Canadian intelligence services targeted Momin Khawaja and his family as the first Canadian victims of the “war on terrorism.” Momin (Computer scientist and community worker) does not appear to be guilty of any crimes except guilty of drawing suspicion, and to Ron Suskind “suspicion both inside America and abroad became the threshold for action.” Four years of most precious time of their lives was stolen by the intelligence agencies. Could any law or government or the Ministers return this lost time to the Khawaja family? For 4 Years, Shackles sound continues to be heard on Momin’s feet without being guilty of any crimes. Momin has no criminal record. At issue are the facts of human life that Canada cannot deny nor morally defy:

  • “Use of Force’ by the Canadian Government to target the law-abiding citizens to assert the preconceived notion of “bomb making and terrorism.”

  • “Use of Suspicion” as law to enforce its threshold of actions

  • Arrest of Momin Khawaja on suspicion of “bomb making” and charged in Canada but not in UK where the alleged conspiracy of bomb making is said to have happened. For 4 years, he is being punished in jail without a trial and without being guilty of any crimes.

  • Arrest of Dr. Khawaja (father of Momin) simultaneously in Arabia at the behest of the Government of Canada on false accusations of involvement in “bomb making” and “terrorism.” The Minister of Security denied the knowledge of a formal request to a foreign Government but the documentary evidence questions this public lying.

  • Twice bail denied to Momin Khawaja and after 4 years in jail, the prosecution is pushing for a secret trial making it known that some of the hard evidence will not be made available to the defense team. How could Momin get a legally fair trial in Canada ?

  • Chief Justice Allan Lutfy has sounded the alarm bells and asked the Attorney General of Canada as to why the case of Momin Khawaja was delayed and certain explicit information not provided to the defense team? (National Post, Jan 30, 2008). The prosecution lawyer told the judge: “the government wants kept secret on the grounds, its disclosure in open court could harm national security and relations with foreign governments. .” What an absurd dichotomy it is, if the Government wants, it spearheads the action to display all the secret information against the suspects on its web sites – all the malicious propaganda about Momin Khawaja and his family, pays millions of dollars to the mass media warlords to carve up the false imagery of the family as “Muslim terrorists” but it cannot respond to a simple rational question asked by the Chief Justice. Are the politicians more powerful to ignore the expressed concerns of the Chief Justice?

  • Earlier another Presiding Judge of the Provincial Court , Mr. Douglas Rutherford expressed his public discontent at the deliberate delay in Momin Khawaja’s case: “it almost spells the impossibility of doing a trial like this.” (“Terror trial delay angers Judge”, Canada.com, January 25, 2008).

The prosecution lawyers say, they are not allowed by law to disclose the reasoning. How is it that might could be right in the Canadian liberal democratic system of governance? Or is the prosecution building castle over moving sand? The Canadian Government is looking for an escape route but it must face the real challenge, how could a government fight a war in secret while claiming to be supporter of democracy, freedom, human rights and justice?

  • What did Canada achieve out of it?

  • Under the officially sponsored Project Awaken and implications of the anti-terrorist act, the ultimate aim was to identify and facilitate media portrayal of the Khawaja family as “Islamic terrorists”, destabilize the family, drain-out their human energies in arrest, torture and make them run around in legal courts for years to come and dramatize the public imagery as ‘Muslim terrorists” because the Bush administration needed that political statistics to cover up its own shortcomings and fear of the unknown. Canada collaborated to bridge the gaps of time and history by using suspicion as a law and justifying the action by the use of force.

  • Canadian masses are concerned at the plight of Khawaja family and want to have answers for the state sponsored acts of terrorism against the ordinary citizens.


In a random glimpse of the official minds, the prosecution has demonstrated that the rule of law is irrelevant; respect for public rights is of secondary importance, force can be used against any law-abiding citizens without accountability and after four years of incarceration, search for justice does not include the pre-existence of injustice. It was Government machinery in action to terrorize the citizens of visible Muslim minority in Canada . Accountability was shrunk to only one criterion that Canada must produce substantial data to satisfy the American command of compliance with President Bush ‘War on Terrorism.” Ron Suskind explains how eagerly President Bush spoke of “God’s will” in support of his presidency and that American “nation being guided by the Divine will in defeating the evil – the Islamic terrorists.” But Suskind questioned him on “ God’s will” that Woodrow Wilson and Lincoln never claimed it in support of violence or human aggression against others.


In an age of reason, reason lost its place and purpose to “suspicion” as the code of Law. Canada remained safe and there were no acts of terrorism across this nation. It is odd that Canadian politicians in ruling circle should have opted to defy the logic of moral conscience in their relations with the visible minorities of the Canadian entity. Many knowledgeable parliamentarians became silent spectators in the religious crusade of the “war on terrorism.” Prominent American intellectual Paul Craig Roberts (“What Do We Stand for? LewRockwell. com, Feb 19, 2008), asked the same question: “Do we Americans have any honor, any humanity, any integrity, any awareness of the crimes our government is committing in our names? Do we have a moral conscience?”


Canadian masses hold dear the values of morality, freedom and unbiased attitude, but with media carved fictitious stories they were made fearful about Islamic terrorism depicting photos of the members of Khawaja family (while under detention), knowing well in time sequence, that nobody would challenge the false sensational headlines created by hourly paid mass media intellectuals and financed by the intelligence agencies in support of the Project Awaken. Does terror has any religion, shape or form? Agents of intelligence establishments presuppose that public is ignorant. If so, why are the Canadian masses against the war on terrorism?


Making four years delay, now the Canadian prosecution wants to go to a secret trial denying the right to Momin and his defense team to see the hard evidence against him. Momin was accused of involvement in UK based March 2004 plan to make “bomb” but he is not charged in UK . Are you not surprised at the ambiguous assertion that at a place of accident if someone is accused of involvement but he is not charged? The document sent by the Canadian Minister of Security to Saudi Arabian Government alleged that Dr. Khawaja (father of Momin), was involved in four different activities including the “bomb making’ theory. Are you still not surprised that the then Minister of Security Ms. Anne McClellan denied the knowledge of ever making such a request to Arabian Government to arrest Dr. Khawaja? The intelligence agencies claimed that they never raided the Khawaja family residence in Ottawa nor arrested the five other members of the family. One wonders if the Government is truthful, then public must be lying? But why should public lie and for what purpose? If so, how was the Khawaja family house damaged and hundred of people in the neighborhood witnessed the armed assault as if there was a war going on?


Often ruling elite underestimates the strength of public memory and power of knowledge, reasoning, and wisdom. The armed attack as witnessed by the neighbors was like a violent tornado destroying in minutes what took us ages to build – the human dignity, social well being and living in a civilized community of educated citizens. No matter what illusions are crafted, those victimized, their anguish, pain and continued sufferings do not vanish with the passage of time: the house is still bugged with listening devices generating radiation, doors and windows smashed, cash money stolen, family’s identity cards, health cards, passports confiscated, computers, academic books and kids toys taken away, and list goes on… and other human damages inflicted speak their own language. Since the official are used to lying and they do not remember what they said in March 2004 at the time of armed raid, and what they are saying now, four years later. They found it convenient to make a bundle reply to the honorable Chief Justice and could get away with it. This is nothing new; they have been doing it for years. If you recall what happened to Engineer Maher Arar in Canada who was imprisoned and tortured in Syria with the complicity of Canadian intelligence, denied all along for years but ultimately admitted during the official inquiry under Justice O’Connor. Eric Hoffer must have known the mindset and behaviors of politicians and elite bureaucrats in any government organization:

“Those in possession of absolute power can not only prophesy and make their prophecies come true, but they can also lie and make their lies come true.”


Canadian masses are well known for their global humanitarian outlook, softhearted and peace-loving people with a natural passion to support human rights, freedom and multicultural nation-building. The thinking people of the world wondered why Canada has transformed from its riches of international human values to the dust of embraced animosity, from a peacemaker and peacekeeping nation of international stature to an active partner of intransigence in war in Afghanistan and aggressive behavior against its own citizens? Aggressiveness divides people in hatred and conflicts, cooperation and respect for human dignity brings social harmony and peace in human society. Pursuit of justice assumes the pre-existence of injustice. For four years, Dr. Khawaja has been asking the Minister of Security as to why he and his family were terrorized? What uncommitted crime could justify the inclusion of their family names in the No Fly List? Why their human dignity, normal lives, social and economic well being have been stolen by the Government? Does the Government exist in theoretical concepts or is there a human side of it? The official planners must have known, how difficult it would be for the accused people to live and survive in the society after being labeled as terrorists? What happened to those four accusations of “bomb making and terrorism” listed in the document by the RCMP-Canadian Intelligence Services and sent out to the Saudi Arabian Secret Police? If those allegations were false, (the Canadian Government refused to admit that it ever made such a request), then the whole premise of case against Momin Khawaja is explicitly fake and erroneous. To enhance the public Project Awaken, Canadian intelligence police continued to put shackles on Momin’s feet for four years to dramatize on screen that an alleged Muslim terrorist was in shackles and the shackles sound ensures public safety and the success story of the intelligence agencies. In reality, it is their failure because years of sufferings have strengthened our resolve to stand for our rights and seek justice. If anybody is fearful, it is the prosecution pushing to go for secret trial. Would the fair-minded Canadian public allow the minority elite bureaucrats to violate the citizen’s rights to fair trial and be subjugated to draconian justice? Under President Bush, America not only lost its global moral standing and the “war on terrorism” but also exposed American military weaknesses and failure in Iraq and Afghanistan , and the continued Fear to be replaced by another nation as a superpower; would Canada like to follow the suit? History tells us that whenever aggressive nations surpass the limits and transgress against the weak and poor, the Law of God checks them promptly. See who dismantled the USSR after it invaded Afghanistan ? Certainly not the West or the NATO. Analyze what happened to some of the great European imperial powers and reflect on their dusty artifacts? History will see the nations by their actions, not by claims.


According to Paul Craig Roberts (“What do we stand for?”), the Bush administration kept 774 “the world most dangerous terrorists” at Guantanamo Bay prison, but all have been released secretly, only 6 are being tried in a military tribunal including two children, and that America paid $25,000 each to Afghan warlords to purchase the terrorists and validate the terrorist threat perceived in the war on terrorism. The pursuit of the war represents the corporate interests and making bonded terrorists as the means to support the American war games against the destitute humanity across the globe. In a new age of reason, quest for global peace and respect for human rights and dignity, one would hope that American leaders should learn from the living history, and Canadian leadership would not follow those who held gospel in one hand and used the other democratic hand to put the whole humanity to the flames of Two World Wars and continued to do so in Iraq and Afghanistan. Search for oil, stable dollar and Bush “war on terrorism” could make America a candidate for self-defeat and self-destruction and soon to be replaced as superpower by the natural process of historical change. Political power is a transitory phenomenon, and every BEGINNING has its END. There are no Islamic states and no Islamic terrorism challenging America or any other Western nations. It is a political myth crafted for global business and strategic domination and to incite emotions and mislead the North American masses against Islam. No religion teaches hatred and terrorism, humans do by their own ignorance and arrogance. Islam and Muslims have no animosity toward America . America is using wrong weapons to fight Islam and God. In the 21st century global citizens community, need is not for perpetuated animosity against Islam and Muslims but friendship and understanding for unity in diversity, that is what makes Canada strong and unique in multicultural mosaic.



Kindly consider signing the Cageprisoner Online Petition to the Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Candaian MInister of Security Mr. Stockwell Day to free Dr. Mahboob Khawaja’s son, Momin. Please forward to your friends and other people who believe in extending moral support to the Khawaja family’s cause, inshaa`Allaah. Sign petition at: http://www.petition online.com/ mkhawaja/ petition. html

The author: Dr. Mahboob A. Khawaja is a political scientist with interests in strategic studies, comparative cultures and civilizations (West and Islam), peace and conflict resolution, and author of several publications on these subjects. His forthcoming publication is entitled: To America with Reason. The author and his family were the first targeted victims of the “war on terrorism” in Canada . Your comments will be welcomed at: kmahboob@yahoo. com

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Daripada Abu Umarah iaitu al-Bara’ bin ‘Azib radhiallahu anhuma, katanya: “Kita semua diperintah oleh Rasulullah s.a.w. untuk melakukan tujuh perkara, iaitu meninjau orang sakit, mengikuti janazah, menentasymitkan orang yang bersin, menolong orang yang lemah, membantu orang yang teraniaya, meratakan salam dan melaksanakan sumpah.”

(Muttafaq ‘alaih)

Crusading Terrorism

Crusading Terrorism

How Canada and America Terrorized the Citizens:


For 4 Years Shackle sound continues on Momin’s feet without being guilty of any crimes.


Mahboob A. Khawaja, Ph.D.


If the facts of human life are definable and truth is ONE with its own meanings, then “suspicion” cannot be considered as the code of law to become the threshold of action against innocent citizens. Victims are not left with any option except to use truth as the power of human logic. America asked Britain and Canada to market the “war on terrorism.” According to Ron Suskind – a White House insider (The One Percent Doctrine: Deep inside America’s pursuit of its enemies since 9/11, 2006, p 226), Secretary of State Colin Powell and Paul O’Neill complained that they ‘did not know the mind of the President’ and often policy was based on ‘his instinct and gut’ and that ‘ a key decision largely remained a mystery.’ To promote the “war on terrorism” and mislead the American public, the Bush Administration purchased 774 innocent people as terrorists and paid $25,000 cash per head to Afghan warlords to populate Guantanamo Bay Prison – the Abu Ghraib of America . Post 9/11, 2000 Arab students and others were arrested in the US on suspicion of terrorism. Dr. Dhaffir Rafel, highly respected international humanitarian work medical doctor from Syracuse , NY helped the sick, wounded and displaced children and families in Iraq , jailed for 25 years on bogus accusations of laundering charity funds. Talk to Marzieh Hashemi in Colorado, young widow journalist, mom of three small kids was awaken at gunpoint in early morning by armed police raid wanted house search for income tax papers. Across America , countless people of Arab and Islamic origins and families including school aged kids detained under the law of suspicion. These are few samples of the contemporary history – again ignored and not learnt from. Canada and the US arrested and tortured thousands of citizens of Japanese, German, Italian origins during the Second World War and sent them to internment camps because they had specific ethnic ancestry. To re-enact the history, Canadian intelligence services targeted Momin Khawaja and his family as the first Canadian victims of the “war on terrorism.” Momin (Computer scientist and community worker) does not appear to be guilty of any crimes except guilty of drawing suspicion, and to Ron Suskind “suspicion both inside America and abroad became the threshold for action.” Four years of most precious time of their lives was stolen by the intelligence agencies. Could any law or government or the Ministers return this lost time to the Khawaja family? For 4 Years, Shackles sound continues to be heard on Momin’s feet without being guilty of any crimes. Momin has no criminal record. At issue are the facts of human life that Canada cannot deny nor morally defy:

  • “Use of Force’ by the Canadian Government to target the law-abiding citizens to assert the preconceived notion of “bomb making and terrorism.”

  • “Use of Suspicion” as law to enforce its threshold of actions

  • Arrest of Momin Khawaja on suspicion of “bomb making” and charged in Canada but not in UK where the alleged conspiracy of bomb making is said to have happened. For 4 years, he is being punished in jail without a trial and without being guilty of any crimes.

  • Arrest of Dr. Khawaja (father of Momin) simultaneously in Arabia at the behest of the Government of Canada on false accusations of involvement in “bomb making” and “terrorism.” The Minister of Security denied the knowledge of a formal request to a foreign Government but the documentary evidence questions this public lying.

  • Twice bail denied to Momin Khawaja and after 4 years in jail, the prosecution is pushing for a secret trial making it known that some of the hard evidence will not be made available to the defense team. How could Momin get a legally fair trial in Canada ?

  • Chief Justice Allan Lutfy has sounded the alarm bells and asked the Attorney General of Canada as to why the case of Momin Khawaja was delayed and certain explicit information not provided to the defense team? (National Post, Jan 30, 2008). The prosecution lawyer told the judge: “the government wants kept secret on the grounds, its disclosure in open court could harm national security and relations with foreign governments. .” What an absurd dichotomy it is, if the Government wants, it spearheads the action to display all the secret information against the suspects on its web sites – all the malicious propaganda about Momin Khawaja and his family, pays millions of dollars to the mass media warlords to carve up the false imagery of the family as “Muslim terrorists” but it cannot respond to a simple rational question asked by the Chief Justice. Are the politicians more powerful to ignore the expressed concerns of the Chief Justice?

  • Earlier another Presiding Judge of the Provincial Court , Mr. Douglas Rutherford expressed his public discontent at the deliberate delay in Momin Khawaja’s case: “it almost spells the impossibility of doing a trial like this.” (“Terror trial delay angers Judge”, Canada.com, January 25, 2008).

The prosecution lawyers say, they are not allowed by law to disclose the reasoning. How is it that might could be right in the Canadian liberal democratic system of governance? Or is the prosecution building castle over moving sand? The Canadian Government is looking for an escape route but it must face the real challenge, how could a government fight a war in secret while claiming to be supporter of democracy, freedom, human rights and justice?

  • What did Canada achieve out of it?

  • Under the officially sponsored Project Awaken and implications of the anti-terrorist act, the ultimate aim was to identify and facilitate media portrayal of the Khawaja family as “Islamic terrorists”, destabilize the family, drain-out their human energies in arrest, torture and make them run around in legal courts for years to come and dramatize the public imagery as ‘Muslim terrorists” because the Bush administration needed that political statistics to cover up its own shortcomings and fear of the unknown. Canada collaborated to bridge the gaps of time and history by using suspicion as a law and justifying the action by the use of force.

  • Canadian masses are concerned at the plight of Khawaja family and want to have answers for the state sponsored acts of terrorism against the ordinary citizens.


In a random glimpse of the official minds, the prosecution has demonstrated that the rule of law is irrelevant; respect for public rights is of secondary importance, force can be used against any law-abiding citizens without accountability and after four years of incarceration, search for justice does not include the pre-existence of injustice. It was Government machinery in action to terrorize the citizens of visible Muslim minority in Canada . Accountability was shrunk to only one criterion that Canada must produce substantial data to satisfy the American command of compliance with President Bush ‘War on Terrorism.” Ron Suskind explains how eagerly President Bush spoke of “God’s will” in support of his presidency and that American “nation being guided by the Divine will in defeating the evil – the Islamic terrorists.” But Suskind questioned him on “ God’s will” that Woodrow Wilson and Lincoln never claimed it in support of violence or human aggression against others.


In an age of reason, reason lost its place and purpose to “suspicion” as the code of Law. Canada remained safe and there were no acts of terrorism across this nation. It is odd that Canadian politicians in ruling circle should have opted to defy the logic of moral conscience in their relations with the visible minorities of the Canadian entity. Many knowledgeable parliamentarians became silent spectators in the religious crusade of the “war on terrorism.” Prominent American intellectual Paul Craig Roberts (“What Do We Stand for? LewRockwell. com, Feb 19, 2008), asked the same question: “Do we Americans have any honor, any humanity, any integrity, any awareness of the crimes our government is committing in our names? Do we have a moral conscience?”


Canadian masses hold dear the values of morality, freedom and unbiased attitude, but with media carved fictitious stories they were made fearful about Islamic terrorism depicting photos of the members of Khawaja family (while under detention), knowing well in time sequence, that nobody would challenge the false sensational headlines created by hourly paid mass media intellectuals and financed by the intelligence agencies in support of the Project Awaken. Does terror has any religion, shape or form? Agents of intelligence establishments presuppose that public is ignorant. If so, why are the Canadian masses against the war on terrorism?


Making four years delay, now the Canadian prosecution wants to go to a secret trial denying the right to Momin and his defense team to see the hard evidence against him. Momin was accused of involvement in UK based March 2004 plan to make “bomb” but he is not charged in UK . Are you not surprised at the ambiguous assertion that at a place of accident if someone is accused of involvement but he is not charged? The document sent by the Canadian Minister of Security to Saudi Arabian Government alleged that Dr. Khawaja (father of Momin), was involved in four different activities including the “bomb making’ theory. Are you still not surprised that the then Minister of Security Ms. Anne McClellan denied the knowledge of ever making such a request to Arabian Government to arrest Dr. Khawaja? The intelligence agencies claimed that they never raided the Khawaja family residence in Ottawa nor arrested the five other members of the family. One wonders if the Government is truthful, then public must be lying? But why should public lie and for what purpose? If so, how was the Khawaja family house damaged and hundred of people in the neighborhood witnessed the armed assault as if there was a war going on?


Often ruling elite underestimates the strength of public memory and power of knowledge, reasoning, and wisdom. The armed attack as witnessed by the neighbors was like a violent tornado destroying in minutes what took us ages to build – the human dignity, social well being and living in a civilized community of educated citizens. No matter what illusions are crafted, those victimized, their anguish, pain and continued sufferings do not vanish with the passage of time: the house is still bugged with listening devices generating radiation, doors and windows smashed, cash money stolen, family’s identity cards, health cards, passports confiscated, computers, academic books and kids toys taken away, and list goes on… and other human damages inflicted speak their own language. Since the official are used to lying and they do not remember what they said in March 2004 at the time of armed raid, and what they are saying now, four years later. They found it convenient to make a bundle reply to the honorable Chief Justice and could get away with it. This is nothing new; they have been doing it for years. If you recall what happened to Engineer Maher Arar in Canada who was imprisoned and tortured in Syria with the complicity of Canadian intelligence, denied all along for years but ultimately admitted during the official inquiry under Justice O’Connor. Eric Hoffer must have known the mindset and behaviors of politicians and elite bureaucrats in any government organization:

“Those in possession of absolute power can not only prophesy and make their prophecies come true, but they can also lie and make their lies come true.”


Canadian masses are well known for their global humanitarian outlook, softhearted and peace-loving people with a natural passion to support human rights, freedom and multicultural nation-building. The thinking people of the world wondered why Canada has transformed from its riches of international human values to the dust of embraced animosity, from a peacemaker and peacekeeping nation of international stature to an active partner of intransigence in war in Afghanistan and aggressive behavior against its own citizens? Aggressiveness divides people in hatred and conflicts, cooperation and respect for human dignity brings social harmony and peace in human society. Pursuit of justice assumes the pre-existence of injustice. For four years, Dr. Khawaja has been asking the Minister of Security as to why he and his family were terrorized? What uncommitted crime could justify the inclusion of their family names in the No Fly List? Why their human dignity, normal lives, social and economic well being have been stolen by the Government? Does the Government exist in theoretical concepts or is there a human side of it? The official planners must have known, how difficult it would be for the accused people to live and survive in the society after being labeled as terrorists? What happened to those four accusations of “bomb making and terrorism” listed in the document by the RCMP-Canadian Intelligence Services and sent out to the Saudi Arabian Secret Police? If those allegations were false, (the Canadian Government refused to admit that it ever made such a request), then the whole premise of case against Momin Khawaja is explicitly fake and erroneous. To enhance the public Project Awaken, Canadian intelligence police continued to put shackles on Momin’s feet for four years to dramatize on screen that an alleged Muslim terrorist was in shackles and the shackles sound ensures public safety and the success story of the intelligence agencies. In reality, it is their failure because years of sufferings have strengthened our resolve to stand for our rights and seek justice. If anybody is fearful, it is the prosecution pushing to go for secret trial. Would the fair-minded Canadian public allow the minority elite bureaucrats to violate the citizen’s rights to fair trial and be subjugated to draconian justice? Under President Bush, America not only lost its global moral standing and the “war on terrorism” but also exposed American military weaknesses and failure in Iraq and Afghanistan , and the continued Fear to be replaced by another nation as a superpower; would Canada like to follow the suit? History tells us that whenever aggressive nations surpass the limits and transgress against the weak and poor, the Law of God checks them promptly. See who dismantled the USSR after it invaded Afghanistan ? Certainly not the West or the NATO. Analyze what happened to some of the great European imperial powers and reflect on their dusty artifacts? History will see the nations by their actions, not by claims.


According to Paul Craig Roberts (“What do we stand for?”), the Bush administration kept 774 “the world most dangerous terrorists” at Guantanamo Bay prison, but all have been released secretly, only 6 are being tried in a military tribunal including two children, and that America paid $25,000 each to Afghan warlords to purchase the terrorists and validate the terrorist threat perceived in the war on terrorism. The pursuit of the war represents the corporate interests and making bonded terrorists as the means to support the American war games against the destitute humanity across the globe. In a new age of reason, quest for global peace and respect for human rights and dignity, one would hope that American leaders should learn from the living history, and Canadian leadership would not follow those who held gospel in one hand and used the other democratic hand to put the whole humanity to the flames of Two World Wars and continued to do so in Iraq and Afghanistan. Search for oil, stable dollar and Bush “war on terrorism” could make America a candidate for self-defeat and self-destruction and soon to be replaced as superpower by the natural process of historical change. Political power is a transitory phenomenon, and every BEGINNING has its END. There are no Islamic states and no Islamic terrorism challenging America or any other Western nations. It is a political myth crafted for global business and strategic domination and to incite emotions and mislead the North American masses against Islam. No religion teaches hatred and terrorism, humans do by their own ignorance and arrogance. Islam and Muslims have no animosity toward America . America is using wrong weapons to fight Islam and God. In the 21st century global citizens community, need is not for perpetuated animosity against Islam and Muslims but friendship and understanding for unity in diversity, that is what makes Canada strong and unique in multicultural mosaic.



Kindly consider signing the Cageprisoner Online Petition to the Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Candaian MInister of Security Mr. Stockwell Day to free Dr. Mahboob Khawaja’s son, Momin. Please forward to your friends and other people who believe in extending moral support to the Khawaja family’s cause, inshaa`Allaah. Sign petition at: http://www.petition online.com/ mkhawaja/ petition. html

The author: Dr. Mahboob A. Khawaja is a political scientist with interests in strategic studies, comparative cultures and civilizations (West and Islam), peace and conflict resolution, and author of several publications on these subjects. His forthcoming publication is entitled: To America with Reason. The author and his family were the first targeted victims of the “war on terrorism” in Canada . Your comments will be welcomed at: kmahboob@yahoo. com

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Daripada Abu Umarah iaitu al-Bara’ bin ‘Azib radhiallahu anhuma, katanya: “Kita semua diperintah oleh Rasulullah s.a.w. untuk melakukan tujuh perkara, iaitu meninjau orang sakit, mengikuti janazah, menentasymitkan orang yang bersin, menolong orang yang lemah, membantu orang yang teraniaya, meratakan salam dan melaksanakan sumpah.”

(Muttafaq ‘alaih)

Opposition parties may have won the General Election

From: MalaysiaFreedom malaysiafreedom@ gmail.com
Subject: Opposition parties may have won the General Election outright if it was truly clean and fair – BERSIH

BERSIH urges all concerned Malaysians to endorse the petition to the King (the online version is at http://www.petition online.com/ RCER2008). Members of public are also urged to submit documentation of instances of fraud and misconducts they have encountered for submission to the RCER.

Press Release: 17 March 2008

The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (BERSIH) wishes to point out that the opposition parties might have won the elections outright if it was in fact clean, free, fair and transparent.

BERSIH stresses that the Opposition’s impressive gains were the result of a number of factors, and in spite of the numerous incidences of fraudulent practices, irregularities and misconduct ― not because of the absence of dirty tactics.

The BN won many seats with wafer-thin margins, very likely aided by fraudulent means. The margin was smaller than 20% of the total valid votes in 57 seats, and smaller than 10% in 25 of them. In order to wrest BN’s 30 weakest seats from the coalition to form the federal government, the opposition parties in fact needed only 56,822 more votes.

BERSIH dismisses the claims by the PM Abdullah Badawi and other BN leaders that the opposition’s electoral gains proved that the elections are clean, rendering BERSIH’s allegation of fraud baseless. Such a claim is as ridiculous as the assertion that cancer is not a killer because some patients survive the disease.

BERSIH appeals to DYMM Yang DiPertuan Agong to appoint a Royal Commission on Electoral Reform (RCER) both to study the entire electoral process and system, and to investigate all allegations of fraud and misconducts in the 12th General Election. In addition, BERSIH will be urging the five Opposition-held state governments to highlight the matter to the Conference of Malay Rulers.

BERSIH urges all concerned Malaysians to endorse the petition to the King (the online version is at http://www.petition online.com/ RCER2008). Members of public are also urged to submit documentation of instances of fraud and misconducts they have encountered for submission to the RCER.

Below is a non-exhaustive list of fraud, misconducts and irregularities that occurred throughout the electoral process:

1 Contamination of Electoral Roll http://www.petition online.com/ RCER2008

1.1 Fraudulent Registrations

Many voters found themselves registered as voters without their knowledge. Often, they are registered to vote in polling stations too far away from where they currently reside, thus allowing for the possibility for impersonators to vote in their place.

In some cases too, names were registered at non-existent addresses.

1.2 Fraudulent Transfer of Registration

Many voters found themselves transferred out from their constituencies where they voted in previous elections, often to constituencies they have never set foot in.

1.3 Denial of Registration and Arbitrary Assignment of Voters

Some voters, including BERSIH activist Liau Kok Fah, were unable to get registered as voters despite numerous attempt to do so. In other cases, family members registered at the same addresses were arbitrarily assigned to different constituencies, suggesting that this could be a ploy or an alternative to constituency re-delineation, which can be done only once every eight years.

To add to voters’ frustrations, many in the last year tried to register at post offices but the computer systems were always out of order, off-line or the post office had simply run out of forms.

1.4 Multiple Registrations

Some names, especially postal voters, are found to be registered multiple times at different constituencies. For example, a computer programmer found that out of a small sample of 563 records from an incomplete database, as many as 278 names were registered twice in different constituencies.

1.5 Deceased Persons in Electoral Rolls

Despite the EC’s claim that most of the deceased have been removed from electoral roll, BERSIH still finds these names (and ICs) registered with the Election Commission.

1.6 Back-door reinsertion of dubious names

In Kuantan, PKR candidate Fuziah Salleh found that some names which had been removed earlier from the principal electoral roll were ‘reinserted’ as unlawful additions to the supplementary roll.

2 Indelible ink and multiple voting http://www.petition online.com/ RCER2008

Indelible ink prevents multiple voting as those who have voted will be ‘marked’. Given the widespread instances of phantom voters (or impersonators) , the ink would ensure that the phantoms cannot be “recycled”, hence obstructing the big-scale deployment of these voters in certain marginal seats.

After agreeing to the idea for nearly a year since mid-2007, the Election Commission abruptly announced its cancellation three days before polling day, citing two very unconvincing reasons.

Firstly, a few individuals apparently smuggled some form of the ink into the country and tried to cause havoc by misleading others (by applying the ink on their fingers before polling day), in the hopes of preventing them from voting. No one has been charged so far.

Secondly, Article 119 of the Federal Constitution guarantees the voting right of every registered voter, that no one can stop him/her from voting even if his/her fingernail is marked with indelible ink (a sign of having voted).

The eleventh-hour cancellation by the Election Commission showed that it had no genuine intention to employ the measure. Despite the National Fatwa Council’s consent in August 2007, the EC has failed not only to identify the claimed constitutional obstacle, but also to table the amendment to the relevant by-law “Elections (Conduct of Elections) Regulations 1981″ for the Parliament’s approval before its dissolution in March 2008. Its failure to provide for the legal basis was but a convenient excuse for the cancellation of the plan.

3 Postal Voting

There were 221,085 listed postal voters in the General Election, constituting 2% of total voters. Of these, 61% were military personnel and spouses who voted at army barracks, 38% were police personnel and spouses who voted at police stations, only 1% were Malaysians studying or working for the civil service abroad.

3.1 Lack of secrecy and confidentiality

The postal voting system is designed so that both Envelope A (containing the ballot) and Envelope B (containing Envelope A and the Form B which details the identity of the voter with his/her signature) were numbered. Furthermore, Form B needs to be signed by a witness who is usually a superior officer for the military or police voter. This makes the choice of the voter completely traceable, resulting in a fear of retribution that deters voting against the ruling party.

3.2 Possible proxy voting and ballot stuffing

As the candidate’s election agents are not allowed to observe the entire voting process in military barracks and police personnel, the process is open to manipulation through proxy voting and ballot stuffing.

3.3 Alternative form of gerrymandering

Due to the lack of confidentiality and a possibility of vote-rigging, the ruling coalition enjoys “strong support” amongst postal voters, sometimes as high as 90%. The arbitrary assignment of postal voters to any constituency makes that an effective alternative to gerrymandering.

In Kuala Lumpur, the sole seat won by the BN out of a total of 11 had a slim majority of 8,134 votes (constituting 19% of valid votes) while postal voters constituted 26% of the total electorate. In other words, BN could have been wiped out in K.L. if it had not been ‘saved’ by postal votes.

3.4 Multiple voting

As stated in 1.4, the problem of multiple voting by postal voters is a serious and very real issue.

3.5 Misinformation

The Election Commission itself was ill-informed about postal voting procedures for overseas Malaysians. EC secretary Kamaruzaman misled overseas Malaysians by claiming they could apply to register as postal voters until 27 January, when in fact under the election by-laws, only postal voters whose applications were received in time for the last revision of the electoral roll could vote. The EC’s misleading advice simply demonstrates its incompetence and disrespect for due process.

4 Campaign Period

From the outset, BERSIH has been requesting for a campaign period of 21 days, half of what the British gave for the first national elections in 1955. The Election Commission however only granted 13 days. Albeit being the longest since 1986, it was less than two-thirds of BERSIH’s demand. A longer campaign period would have allowed the electorate, especially new voters, to gather as much information as possible in order to make an informed choice.

5 Media Access

Through concentrated media ownership, the Malaysian media was highly controlled. The print and electronic media did not only bombard the voters with election advertisements from the BN, but coverage of candidates and election news was seriously skewed.

To take the New Straits Times as example, a Malaysian Media Monitors report found that 77% of news items in the three days before polling day was either positive articles about BN, news relating to BN or negative news regarding the Opposition. Opposition parties and candidates were hardly offered the opportunity to reply to negative allegations.

6 Bribery

Although the Election Offences Act 1954 explicitly criminalizes bribery, traveling subsidies as much as RM 200 per person were given openly by a self-proclaimed NGO to Kelantanese to return to their home state to vote. No investigation was carried out by the police or the Election Commission.

7 Campaign Finance

Although the Election Offences Act 1954 imposes expenditure caps of RM200,000 for a parliamentary candidate and of RM100,000 for a state candidate, such caps were completely ineffective as the parties were not taken in as accounting unit. It is an open secret that millions ringgit were pumped in by BN into every parliamentary constituency to oil its election machinery.

A survey by Transparency International Malaysia found that for newspaper advertisements alone, BN may have spent more than RM7 million for the twelve days before polling day. Such expenses are unlikely to appear at all in BN candidates’ expenditure reports.

8 Administrative Neutrality

The outgoing government should act only as a caretaker once the parliament is dissolved. However, right from the caretaker PM onwards, leaders of the incumbent coalition extensively misused their public offices for campaigning.

Development projects running into hundreds of billions of ringgit were announced or pledged during the campaign period. State-owned media ran political advertisement disguised as public information back-to-back between news and entertainment slots.

9 Election Commission

The Election Commission has failed to demonstrate professionalism and integrity in discharging its duties. Its bias towards BN candidates for example were too obvious on nomination day. In Kuala Kangsar, incumbent Minister Rafidah Abdul Aziz was allowed to contest despite her failure in signing the nomination form – a serious oversight which has caused several Opposition candidates to be disqualified in past elections.

Stamp duty for the nomination paperwork, a requirement announced just days before nomination and seen as a way to trap Opposition candidates were generously waived and disregarded when BN candidates failed to produce it.

http://www.petition online.com/ RCER2008

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Daripada Abu Umarah iaitu al-Bara’ bin ‘Azib radhiallahu anhuma, katanya: “Kita semua diperintah oleh Rasulullah s.a.w. untuk melakukan tujuh perkara, iaitu meninjau orang sakit, mengikuti janazah, menentasymitkan orang yang bersin, menolong orang yang lemah, membantu orang yang teraniaya, meratakan salam dan melaksanakan sumpah.”

(Muttafaq ‘alaih)