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from the Editor
|Terrorists refuse to release hostage
In the latest hostage crisis to hit the country, terrorists who
kidnapped over RM810 million in oil royalties this month refused to release
their hostage and are demanding a ransom of enough votes at the next general
elections so they can form a new State government. Pirates from the extremist
Maha Firaun group this month raided the State of Terengganu and terrorised
its residents by kidnapping the State's oil royalties and holding it hostage.
The terrorists are demanding a ransom of enough scared votes in the next
General Elections that will allow them to form the State Government and
restore their members to their respective Parliamentary and State seats.
Pirates from the Maha Firaun group were ejected from Terengganu
in the last General Elections, when they lost all of their Parliamentary
seats and only managed to cling on to 4 of the 32 State seats.
Pirates are holding state's oil money hostage
The group said that they would only release the hostage
through a deal they call "Program Pembiayaan Wang Ehsan".
Through this deal, the group would manage the State's oil money themselves
and implement their own development programmes for the State. Among the
development programmes that the group implemented in Terengganu in the
past included the highly successful Perwaja Steel project that resulted
in a loss of over RM 2.9 billion.
Police investigate links to international Communist
Mahathir and another Communist
|Following the Prime Minister's revelation that likened
actions by certain Malaysian Chinese organisations to those of Communists
in the past, police are investigating reports that a prominent international
Communist leader has links with certain Malaysian politicians in the country.
"The Prime Minister's warning against the dark spectre
of Communism cannot be taken lightly," said a police spokesman who
refused to be named. "We are investigating reports that the Premier
of Communist China Zhu Rongji had actually entered the country some time
in November last year. Not only that, but we also understand that Zhu was
being used by certain unscrupulous politicians in a desperate ploy to woo
Chinese votes in the General Elections."
"If there is a Communist conspiracy behind all this,
we will uncover it," the spokesman assured.
The crackdown on Communists follows the Prime Minister
Mahathir Mohamad's Independence Day speech, where he warned Malaysians
of Chinese 'extremists' whose actions did not differ from that of Communists.
Mahathir left a few days later for the G77 Meeting in New York, where he
met his close colleague Fidel Castro, the longest-ruling Communist head
of state in the world.