Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Injustice and unravelling of Department of Justice


Last week's reported incident of UK police giving notice to Raja Petra to refrain from writing about Sarawak Report's Clare Rewcastle Brown will not deter him from writing more about her.

In a country that practises and respect free press that Dato Najib faced barriers to undertake defamation lawsuit against her, the action she had taken to make a police report is unbecoming of western journalist that subscribe to the mantra of free speech and freedom of the press.

She herself is no less a writer of facts intertwined with fiction.

Her action indicate a sense of desperation no less than Tun Dr Mahathir's attempt to politicise the RCI on forex loss as a political attack against him.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Is Special Function Minister now Foreign Minister?


Two days ago, the media reported Defense Minister and Special Function Minister, Dato Hishamuddin Tun Hussein Onn will be making a visit to the few Gulf state countries including Saudi Arabia.

Sundaily here highlighted the intention of his visit as a fact finding tour to understand the latest development on the ISIS threat.

Hishamuddin was reported by Asean Economy website here expressed concern of fleeing militants from the success of Iraq forces in Mosul and Raqqa re-establishing themselves in Asean.

The Malaysian royal police is giving more emphasis on anti-terrorism with IGP recently announced  reshuffling of the top brass of police with the creation of another Deputy IGP post dedicated to anti-terrorism effort.

With regarding to the visit, Malaysiakini here reported Hishamuddin would also be playing the role to officially understand the Qatar-Gulf crisis.

It was reported in the foreign media that the crisis has to do with terrorism and militancy threat.

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