IN THIS ISSUE
Bug virus wreaks havoc
committed to democracy
says he might resign ... again
rift with Daim, says Mahathir
police disperse illegal assemblies
recover missing person
introduce sex education programme
was self-inflicted, say Sanusi supporters
committed to eradicating corruption
committed to Youth
committed to scandalizing Anwar
committed to the Malay Agenda
|Riot police disperse
Just weeks after they were called to disperse illegal assemblies
of Reformasi supporters commemorating last year's April 14th sentencing
of Anwar Ibrahim, riot police were again called in to disperse illegal
assemblies of UMNO delegates collecting big wads of cash to vote in this
month's UMNO elections.
Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad this month complained
that delegates were arriving early in Kuala Lumpur many days before the
UMNO Elections were to begin, hoping to receive cash from candidates contesting
for party posts. He ordered delegates to leave Kuala Lumpur.
Riot police greet UMNO delegates outside
the lobby of the Pan Pacific Hotel
"It was evident that the delegates ignored the 'go
home' order and refused to disperse, so we had to take action," said
a senior FRU officer who refused to be named. Water cannon attacked five-star
hotel lobbies, discotheques and karaoke lounges across Kuala Lumpur, scattering
wet delegates who left behind hundreds of unmarked brown envelopes full
of hundred ringgit notes.
"The poor UMNO president has been crying his eyes
out for the past three UMNO Elections telling these people not buy votes
and they still keep on doing it," the officer said. "Sterner
action needed to be taken."
In a related development, hoteliers, karaoke lounge operators,
disotheque owners and guest relations officers protested the 'go home'
order, saying it was hurting business. "To prevent delegates from
spending their hard-earned bribes is a flagrant abuse of their human rights,"
said guest relations officer Fanny Kwan as an UMNO delegate slipped a fifty
ringgit note down her cleavage.
Police recover missing person abducted from newspaper
The un-named Malaysian Prime
Minister missing from Nanyang
|PPolice this month revealed that they had identified
the mysterious person who went missing from a newspaper article in the
Nanyang Siang Pau. Readers were mystified when the newspaper published
an article on the "Ten Worst Enemies of the Press" but proceeded
to name only nine individuals. The article highlighted nine individuals
who were named by the Committee to Protect Journalists, including world
leaders such as Yugoslavia's Slobodan Milosevic, Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei,
Cuba's Fidel Castro and China's Jiang Zemin.
However, the tenth person was not named and was suspected
missing. Suspecting foul play, readers lodged a missing persons report
"We initially suspected that the tenth person was
among the hostages kidnapped from Sipadan,' said a police spokesman who
refused to be named. 'However, our investigations have revealed that the
missing person is, in fact, safe and sound, and was last seen at the Putra
World Trade Centre.'
|So as not impede on-going investigations, he would not
reveal the name of the missing tenth person, only hinting that the person
is "a Prime Minister of Malaysia".
"We suspect that this is the work of foreigners jealous
of our success who did not want yet another 'Malaysia Boleh' achievement
highlighted to the world community," the spokesman speculated.
This is the second such incident involving missing persons
from Chinese newspapers. Last year, Anwar Ibrahim went mysteriously missing
from a picture of the UMNO leadership in the Sin Chew Jit Poh.
Anwar was abducted from the Sin Chew Jit Poh