Sunday, October 28, 2007

Tengku Adnan: The palace plays a prime role in matters relating to justice

Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor has said:


The palace plays a prime role in matters relating to justice. This was clearly reflected in Malay history where the palace was the last place the people would go to in seeking justice.

Problems of the people which could not be resolved at lower levels were resolved fairly after they were brought before the Ruler.

"Such is the close relation between the people and the palace in matters relating to justice because for centuries the Ruler has been the protector of the people and the palace is where problems of the people are solved,"
(Source:Palace plays role in matters of justice' ,5 July 2001,New Straits Times
Main/Lifestyle; 2*02)

Thursday, October 18, 2007

An observation of the 3 wise men of the panel formed to verify the authenticity of the VK Lingam video



Readers will recall that Haidar has yet to hear anything(see http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2007/10/18/nation/19188263&sec=nation&focus=1), Shankar wants to see something, or someone(see http://www.malaysianbar.org.my/content/view/11487/2/) and Lam Thye has chosen to not say anything.

Monday, October 8, 2007

The many ex-police and SB men on the Berjaya board guarantee the VK tape whistleblowers' safety is defended, rights upheld

According to Tan Sri Dato Seri(x9) Vincent Tan Chee Yioun:
"There is no difference between Vincent Tan and Berjaya Group ... they are synonymous".........
(Source:Articles Cast Plaintiff In Bad Light, Ccourt Told
12 October 1994,Business Times Singapore)

According to VK Lingam:

And you know why, actually, I am very grateful with Tan Sri Vincent Tan you know why, I brainwash you so much even I quarrel with him. One day I went to Vincent Tan house, I fire him at the night in his house. I said very hell if you don’t do this who will do it?
All these people Tun Eusoff Chin, Datuk Ahmad Fairuz, Tan Sri Zainon all fought for that.Then he called Tengku Adnan. Tengku Adnan he said, saya bukan Perdana Menteri Malaysia lah, you know. If the old man doesn’t want to listen to me, go to hell.

He quarreled with me. I said nevermind, nevermind, you talk to PM again tomorrow morning to put Datuk Ahmad Fairuz to CJM. So next day morning he went and he called me back 9.30 that he said PM has already agreed. So I said nevermind, we hope for the best. So I said no harm trying, the worst that it can happen is that you lose. Being the old man, he is 76 years old, he gets whispers everywhere, and then you don’t whisper, he get taken away by the other side. But, now PM is very alert because every time he gets letters from Tan Sri Zaidin, he called Tengku Adnan, he said discuss with Vincent, come and discuss.

(http://www.keadilanrakyat.org/index.php/content/view/284/98/)


The following persons are directors of Berjaya Corporation:

DATO’ HJ MD YUSOFF @ MOHD YUSOFF BIN JAAFAR
59 years of age, Malaysian
Independent Non-Executive Director
Dato’ Hj Md Yusoff @ Mohd Yusoff Bin Jaafar was appointed to the Board of the Company on 15 September 2005 in conjunction with the restructuring exercise of Berjaya Group Berhad. He has been a Director of Berjaya Group Berhad since 25 August 2003. He graduated from the University of Science Malaysia, Penang, in 1978 with a Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) degree majoring in Political Science and a minor in Ethnic Relations. He began his 34-year career with the Royal Malaysian Police Force as a trainee Probationary Inspector in 1969. He was selected to the Special Branch Department the following year where he held various commanding positions. Between 1983 and 1990, he was Head of the Special Branch in Terengganu before being seconded to the Head Office at Bukit Aman, Kuala Lumpur, where he served for a period of 2 years. He was then posted to the Special Branch Training Institution, Jalan Gurney, Kuala Lumpur as a Commandant before his promotion as Deputy Chief Police Officer of Pulau Pinang and Pahang. Prior to his retirement in May 2003, he was in Terengganu as the Chief Police Officer of the State and
his last commanding post in the police was as the Commissioner of Police, Sarawak. He
is also actively involved in various community organisations and has served as the Special Advisor to the Ministry of Social Development and Urbanisation Sarawak.
Dato’ Hj Md Yusoff @ Mohd Yusoff Bin Jaafar is a member of the Audit Committee of the
Company



MOHD ZAIN BIN AHMAD

54 years of age, Malaysian
Independent Non-Executive Director
He was appointed to the Board of the Company on 15 September 2005 in conjunction
with the restructuring exercise of Berjaya Group Berhad. He has been a Director of Berjaya Group Berhad since 25 August 2003.
He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Buckingham, England and a
Certificate in Legal Practice. He also holds Diploma in Syariah Law & Practice from International Islamic University Malaysia and Public Administration from Universiti Teknologi MARA.
He began his career with the Royal Malaysian Police Force as a police inspector in 1971. He was promoted to Assistant Superintendent of Police in 1980 and served until 1986. He was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya on 25 October 1986.


TAN SRI DATUK ABDUL RAHIM BIN HAJI DIN
67 years of age, Malaysian
Independent Non-Executive Director
He was appointed to the Board of the Company on 15 September 2005 in conjunction
with the restructuring exercise of Berjaya Group Berhad. He has been a Director of Berjaya
Group Berhad since 19 September 1996.
He graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Arts from Universiti Malaya in 1963 and obtained his Master of Business Administration from the University of Detroit, United States of America in 1976.
Prior to joining Berjaya Group Berhad, he served as the Secretary-General in the Ministry of Home Affairs from 1992 until his retirement in September 1996. From 1987 to 1991, he was the General Manager of the Employees Provident Fund before becoming the Deputy Group Chief Officer of Permodalan Nasional Berhad, a post he held from 1991 to 1992. He also holds directorships in several other private limited companies.
Tan Sri Datuk Abdul Rahim Bin Haji Din is a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination
Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company.

http://www.berjaya.com.my/home/archive/annualreport06/corporation/bjcorp_2006.pdf


The person named below is a director of Berjaya Land:
DATUK MAIZAN BIN SHAARI
59 years of age, Malaysian
Independent Non-Executive
He was appointed to the Board on 8 December 2004. He holds a Bachelor of Arts
(Sociology & Anthropology) from University of Malaya and a Master of Arts (Political
Science) from Ohio University, USA.
He joined the Royal Malaysian Police in 1973 and rose to become the Director of the
Narcotics Department in 1998. Prior to 1998, he had held various positions in the
Police Force. From 1999 to 2000, he was the Deputy Director of Criminal Investigation
Department. He was also the Director of Commercial Crime Division since 2000 before
retiring from the civil service in September 2003
.
Currently, he is also a Director in Dunham-Bush (Malaysia) Bhd and Berjaya General
Insurance Berhad.
Datuk Maizan Bin Shaari is a member of the Audit Committee of the Company.
http://www.berjaya.com.my/home/archive/annualreport06/land/bjland_2006.pdf

The following persons are directors of Berjaya Toto:

TAN SRI DATO' JAFFAR BIN ABDUL
(Independent/Non-Executive)
70 years of age, Malaysian
He was appointed to the Board on 28 August 1997 as an Independent Non-
Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee. He joined the Police
Force in 1951 and rose to become Director of the Anti-Narcotic Branch,
Federal Police Headquarters, in 1982. From 1982 to 1984, he was the Chief
Police Officer in Johor and between 1984 to 1985, he was the Director of
Management Police Headquarters in Bukit Aman since 1985. He was also the
Deputy Inspector General of the Royal Malaysian Police since 1985 before
retiring from the civil service in May 1989
. He is currently the Chairman of
Cosway Corporation Berhad, Mycom Berhad, Anson Perdana Berhad, Yinson
Holdings Berhad and Perdana Industrial Holdings Berhad. He is also a
Director in Olympia Industries Berhad, Angkasa Marketing Berhad,
Amalgamated Containers Berhad and several other private limited companies.


MOHAMED SALEH BIN GOMU
(Independent/Non-Executive)
52 years of age, Malaysian
He was appointed to the Board on 22 December 1999 as an Independent
Non-Executive Director. He joined Polis Diraja Malaysia ("PDRM") as an
Inspector in June 1970 and left for England to further his studies in 1981. He
graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) Degree in 1982 and obtained a
Certificate in Legal Practice in 1984. Upon graduation, he continued to serve
PDRM in various capacities including as a Staff Officer in the Special Branch,
Officer-in-charge of Prosecution (Lower Courts) Kuala Lumpur and Officer-incharge
of Brickfields Police District. Before his optional retirement in June
1992, he was Head of the INTERPOL/National Central Bureau Secretariat
.
Soon after his retirement, he went into private legal practice. Currently, he is
also a Director in Kumpulan Emas Berhad and Omega Holdings Berhad.
http://www.berjaya.com.my/home/archive/annualreport06/toto/bjtoto_2006_chairmansta_eng.pdf

Monday, October 1, 2007

The VK Lingam tapes:Will Zainol Abidin Abdul Rashid step forward

One day I went to Vincent Tan’s house, I fired him at night in his house. I said bloody hell, if you don’t do this who will do it? All these people, Tun Eusoff Chin, Datuk Ahmad Fairuz, Tan Sri Zainol (?) all fought for …hat. Then he called Tengku Adnan. Tengku Adnan he said, saya bukan Perdana Menteri Malaysia lah, you know. If the old man doesn’t want to listen to me, go to hell.
(http://www.keadilanrakyat.org/index.php/content/view/303/1/)



Who might "Tan Sri Zainol" be?Who is this man who fought for Vincent Tan.
The answer appears to be Zainol Abidin Abdul Rashid whose recent postings included:
a)Director-General of the Manpower Department; 1994-1998
b)Secretary-General, Human Resources Ministry,1998-2000
c)CEO Inland Revenue Board

Instances where Zainol's decisions in favour of the Berjaya Group is apparent:

a)The Federal Court has held that the Human Resources Minister was wrong in not referring to the Industrial Court a dispute between Berjaya Industrial Bhd and its former vice- president and general manager.

Federal Court judge Datuk Haidar Mohd Noor said it would be best for the Industrial Court to deal with the suspension of Thong Chin Yoong who had claimed constructive dismissal.

"It seems clear that the Federal Court was asked to consider an issue which was not determined by the High Court as well as the Court of Appeal.

Thong had claimed constructive dismissal on May 4, 1994, after he was suspended (with full pay) pending investigation and inquiry into his alleged misconduct.

He made representations to the Director-General of Industrial Relations seeking reinstatement and the Minister was informed of the dispute after a failure to reach an amicable solution.

The Minister decided that Thong's representation was not fit to be referred to the Industrial Court.

(Source:`Minister wrong in not referring case' 31 July 2001
The New Straits Times)

b)The case of Ganesh Sahathevan v Sun Media Sdn Bhd
This writer can report the following history of that case from his own records.Readers can determine for themselves whether or not the case had been handled fairly:
i) The matter commenced with the dismissal on January 1997
ii) Between February and May 1997 the matter was before the Director-General of Industrial Relations for arbitration which failed
iii) Almost one and a half years later, in late 1998, the Director-General of Industrial Relations advised that the matter had been referred to the Industrial Court
iv)The matter was heard between early 1999 and middle 2001,before court chairman Datuk Abu Bakar Awang .The hearings had been stretched out over that period of time becuase of adjournemtns sought by counsel for Sun Media, Dato Sivaparamjothy and instructing solicitor, later counsel, Dato VK Lingam.
v)Final submissions,again delayed by Sun Media, were filed only in early 2002.
vi) Sometime in 2004, parties were informed that the matter had been set for mention, for re-hearing of the entire matter before a new chairman. The parties were advised that a new hearing was necessary because Datuk Abu Bakar Awang who had heard the matter had been forced to resign (his contract not renewed) before he could hand down his decision. The Industrial Relations Act 1967 expressly forbids the Minister from terminating the services of a court chairman while a matter is still pending.
vii)The matter was then re-assigned to court chairman Saufee Affandi, a former justice of the Sessions Court.
viii) In late 2006 , almost 10 years of the dismissal, Saufee Affandi handed down a decision in favour of Sun Media.Following in the footsteps of many other prominent judges who had presided over matters in which Berjaya and or Vincent Tan were party,Saufee Affandi created new law which appeared tailored to suit the needs of the favoured party.
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Source material


Ahmad Sarji also announced the appointment of Economic Planning Unit human resources director Zainol Abidin Abdul Rashid as the new director-general of the Manpower Department. He replaces Encik Asnan Pi'i who retired on October 19.
(ARIS REJOINS FINANCE MINISTRY AS DEPUTY SEC-GEN.
By Kamarul Yunus.
333 words
4 November 1994)


THE Human Resources Ministry is re-engineering itself to boost its effectiveness, reduce operational costs and become a "one-stop service centre".

The ministry's new secretary-general, Datuk Zainol Abidin Abdul Rashid, said the revamp will involve the merging of offices and departments as well as the redeployment of staff.

(Source:Ministry poised to `re-engineer' itself.
By Hamisah Hamid.
471 words
6 February 1998
Business Times)


Human Resources Ministry secretary general Datuk Zainol Abidin Abdul Rashid will be the new Inland Revenue Board (IRB) ch ief executive officer effective August 1.
(Source:Human Resources Ministry secretary general .......
397 words
26 July 2000
Bernama Daily Malaysian News
English
)