Controversial preacher not returning to India

(04-07-2018)

ZAKIR Naik will not be extradited tonight, said the inspector-general of police. Police have denied reports in Indian media that controversial preacher Zakir Naik will be deported to India, where he is wanted for questioning over allegations of money laundering and spreading extremism. “We have not received any information on the matter. So I’m denying reports he will be deported today,” Inspector-General of Police Mohamed Fuzi Harun told.

Mohamad Fuzi Harun’s confirmation puts to rest earlier reports that the controversial preacher would be handed over to Indian authorities by today. “It is not true. He will not be extradited to India tonight,” he said. Earlier today, Indian media reported that the controversial Muslim preacher would be deported today. India’s NDTV had reported that Naik would be “out of the country tonight”, quoting Bukit Aman’s counter-terrorism officer Mohammed Raby Abu Bakar. But Naik’s Malaysian lawyer has denied being served with any extradition notice. “It is not true. We have not received any extradition notice,”said Shaharuddin Ali, who represents Naik. He noted that any formal request to deport his client must come from the home ministry or the foreign affairs ministry.

Zakir, however, through his organisation, the Islamic Research Foundation, denied that he would return to India any time soon. The controversial Islamic preacher said he would not return home till he felt “safe from unfair prosecution”. “The news of my coming to India is totally baseless and false. I have no plans to come to India as I don’t feel safe from unfair prosecution. Inshaallah, when I feel that the government will be just and fair, I will surely return to my homeland.” said Zakir. The controversial preacher left India in 2016 and has been living in Putrajaya in Malaysia since. He was also given a permanent residency and embraced by top Malaysian government officials of the former Barisan Nasional government.

When NDTV asked why he was “welcome” there, the source said: “You will have to ask the last government.” Indian investigators have been demanding that Malaysia hand him over as he is wanted by the anti-terror National Investigation Agency. Malaysia said India had failed to produce a red corner notice – which acts like an international arrest warrant – against him. “In our conversations with Indian authorities like RAW (Research and Analysis Wing), we said please give us an Interpol notice and we will arrest him, but they failed to do so,” said an official. There has been speculation about a change of policy on Zakir Naik’s stay in Malaysia after the exit of the Najib Razak government, the legal fight for which is on in court.

The Home Minister of Malaysia was recently quoted as saying that Zakir Naik was subject to local laws if he had committed a crime. However, the police authorities couldn’t confirm if his return was part of negotiations with India. Last year, the India National Investigation Agency (NIA) prepared charges against Zakir Naik, saying he has been “promoting enmity and hatred between different religious groups in India through public speeches and lectures.” Zakir Naik, a 52-year-old medical doctor, has in his inflammatory speeches recommended death penalty for homosexuals and those who abandon Islam. He is heard saying in a YouTube video that if Osama bin Laden was “terrorizing America the terrorist, the biggest terrorist, I am with him”. The controversial preacher known for hate speeches that allegedly inspired an ISIS terrorist involved in the 2016 Dhaka attack.

A channel called “Peace TV”, which features Zakir Naik’s preachings, was banned by Bangladesh after reports claimed that terrorists at a Dhaka cafe that killed 22 people were inspired by him. India’s National Investigation Agency is also probing Naik’s NGO, Islamic Research Foundation, over allegations of money laundering.

罗斯玛「惊喜」现身法庭 安慰支持者别哭

(4-7-2018)

前首相夫人罗斯玛今午到法庭出席丈夫纳吉的聆讯时,身穿橙色马来传统长衫,配上橙色头巾,整个人都失去了往日的光彩。纳吉今日被带到吉隆坡法庭面控,并面对了4项与一马发展公司(1MDB)子公司-SRC国际有限公司汇款有关的控罪。罗斯玛今早缺席了在推事庭及高庭展开的两项聆讯,只在纳吉获准以100万令吉保外候审后,才现身在吉隆坡法庭。她在法庭探望了在等候室内,等候两名子女-诺雅娜及诺拉斯曼与代表律师沙菲宜,办理保释手续的丈夫纳吉。以往在与巫统支持者会面时都会拿着名牌手提袋的罗斯玛 ,在《亚洲新闻网》所播放一段短片中,要求支持者不要为他们一家正在遭遇的事件掉下一滴眼泪。

“我不要任何人为这件事哭泣。”一群相信是巫统支持者的妇女也安慰罗斯玛说,她们已为纳吉一家人祈祷,而这起案件很快就会获得解决。早前,纳吉在推事庭被控3项刑事失信罪及一项滥权贪污嘴。这四项罪名分别以刑事法典及马来西亚反贪污委员会法令来进行提控。每一项控罪的刑罚都包括最高20年的监禁及罚款。前首相纳吉遭控4项罪名并以100万令吉保外候审后,其夫人罗斯玛在庭外与数名支持者相拥,并促他们切莫哭泣。“千万不要哭,我不要任何人为此哭泣。”新加坡《亚洲新闻台》(Channel NewsAsia)今天下午上载一支视频,画面显示罗斯玛在大批警察驻守的法庭走廊,与数名头戴红色头巾的支持者相拥。

现场一些支持者忍不住掉泪,罗斯玛旋即促她们别哭。支持者听了后,边点头示意,边轻擦眼泪。其中一名支持者为前工程部副部长兼前女巫青团团长罗斯娜(Rosnah Abd Rashid Shirlin)。今早,纳吉在地庭面控时,现场未见罗斯玛的身影;他较后转介到高庭时,罗斯玛也没有出现。尽管如此,罗斯玛却派出律师古玛仁登(K Kumaraendran)代表出席旁听。直到下午2点10分,记者在吉隆坡法庭大厦第5楼的走廊,看到纳吉妻子罗斯玛。纳吉在下午3点15分,完成保释程序,准备离开吉隆坡法庭大厦时,向在场的支持着挥手致意。

当时,纳吉家人皆陪同在旁,包括罗斯玛本人、女儿诺雅娜及儿子诺阿斯曼。前首相拿都斯里纳吉的妻子拿汀斯里罗斯玛「惊喜」现身法庭,还安慰支持者別哭。纳吉面控,另一个外界关注的焦点就是罗斯玛的去向。无人知晓罗斯玛几时步入法庭观看丈夫面控,但约下午1时,在法庭外守著的媒体发现罗斯玛步出法庭。罗斯玛身穿橘色马来服,表情相当平静。罗斯玛隨后和纳吉一同乘车离开。她还在庭外安慰正在哭泣的支持者,並和头带红色头巾的巫统妇女组党员拥抱。「不要哭泣,我不希望有人为了此事而流泪。」

另外,纳吉的4名孩子也在早上8时许来到法庭,观看父亲的面控。他们分別是纳吉和前妻生的儿子尼扎和纳斯夫丁,以及和罗斯玛生的儿子季平和女儿诺丽雅娜。隨后,季平和诺丽雅娜也成为纳吉的担保人,交付50万零吉的保释金。除了有来自各州的纳吉支持者,也有巫统资深党员,如:前房地部长诺奥玛、前教育部长马哈兹尔、前乡村及发展部长依斯迈沙比里、前农工部副部长达祖丁、前工程部副部长兼前女巫青团团长罗斯娜、巫统青年团团长阿斯里夫等前来声援纳吉。另外,亲巫统部落「Papa Gomo」、巫统妇女组主席诺莱妮、女明星耶里苏莱雅蒂,更是在总检察长骚乱中,带头吶喊「马来」的人物。纳吉今日面控4项罪名,並以两个担保人和100万零吉的保释金,获得保外后审。

警今到印尼 引渡嘉玛回国

(4-7-2018)

警方今天派人员到印尼,处理巫统大港区部主席拿督斯里嘉玛引渡回国的程序。全国警察总长丹斯里莫哈末弗兹指出,警方得到印尼当局充分配合可把嘉玛带回国,以完成其被控案的调查。“雪州刑事调查组派2、3人到那里(印尼),这程序可能需要2或3天。”他出席蕉赖警区开斋节餐会时,向记者这么说。48岁嘉玛于周一下午6时15分在南雅加达一个理发店遭印尼警察逮捕。此外,弗兹也证实沙巴州前首席部长丹斯里慕沙阿曼身处在英国。“我们希望他遵守警方要求,回国解决其案件调查。”慕沙阿曼涉嫌刑事恐吓沙州首席部长敦朱哈而遭通缉。移民局总监慕斯达法证实巫统大港区部主席嘉玛尤诺斯,是通过非法途径到印尼。

“肯定的是,嘉玛尤诺斯是通过非法途径到印尼丹绒峇来。他在雅加达南部遭逮捕,我在雅加达的官员已向我呈报。”“他目前遭印尼当局扣留,将遣送回大马,我们将以移民相关罪行提控他。”内政部长慕尤丁两天前证实,嘉玛尤诺斯遭印尼警方逮捕。48岁的嘉玛尤诺斯日前因病在安邦专科医院治疗,他于5月25日住院期间,被控去年10月5日在莎阿南雪州政府大厦的大门外用铁锤砸碎酒瓶抗议,制造公共骚乱,他过后潜逃到印尼。警方今天派员到印尼,处理巫统大港区部主席嘉玛引渡回国的程序。《马新社》报道,全国警察总长弗兹指出,警方得到印尼当局充分配合可把嘉玛带回国,以完成其被控案的调查。

“雪州刑事调查组派2、3人到那里(印尼),这程序可能需要2或3天。”他出席蕉赖警区开斋节餐会时,向记者这么说。另一方面,移民局总监慕斯达法阿里(Mustafar Ali)出,移民局证实嘉马,是通过非法途径到印尼。“肯定的是,嘉马是通过非法途径到印尼丹绒峇来(Tanjung Balai)。他在雅加达南部遭逮捕,在雅加达的官员已向我呈报。“他目前遭印尼当局扣留,将遣送回大马,我们将以移民相关罪行提控他。”内政部长慕尤丁两天前证实,嘉玛遭印尼警方逮捕。他是在周一下午6点15分,在南雅加达一家理发店遭印尼警察逮捕。48岁的嘉玛日前因病在安邦专科医院治疗,并于5月25日住院期间,被控去年10月5日在沙亚南雪州政府大厦的大门外,用铁锤砸碎酒瓶抗议,制造公共骚乱,过后潜逃到印尼。

此外,弗兹也证实沙巴州前首席部长慕沙阿曼身处在英国。“我们希望他遵守警方要求,回国解决其案件调查。”慕沙阿曼涉嫌刑事恐吓沙巴元首祖哈(Juhar Mahiruddin)而遭通缉。红衣人领袖拿督斯里嘉玛预料將在明日被引渡回国受审!据马来邮报引述雪州刑事调查主任法兹尔高级助理总监谈话指出,一支隶属雪州刑事调查组的警官,在接获印尼当局证实逮捕嘉玛后,马上动身前往印尼办理引渡程序,目前程序已接近完成,预料嘉玛將在明日被引渡回国。他说,警方將在嘉玛被引渡回国之后,发布文告向媒体记者公佈更多详情。

根据报导,全国警察总长丹斯里弗兹今日出席蕉赖警区总部开放门户活动时指出,警方预计花费2至3天才能把红衣人集会召集人拿督嘉玛尤诺斯带返我国,惟相信是引渡程序进展顺利,因此才能在这么短的时间內完成整个手续。他说,小队由2-3名隶属雪州刑事调查组的官员,前往现场印尼,协助当地警方处理將嘉玛带回我国的手续。

MRL instruct immediate suspension of ECRL

(04-07-2018)

The East Coast Rail Link’s (ECRL) main contractor, China Communications Construction Ltd (CCCC), has reportedly been told by the project owner to suspend all work effective immediately. This will include all activities under the contract’ s engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning areas. The Edge reported that it had sighted a letter dated July 3 from ECRL project owner Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) to CCCC that engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning work on the ECRL was suspended with immediate effect on grounds of national interest.

The letter, signed by MRL CEO Darwis Abdul Razak, stated that CCCC is to protect, store and secure works against deterioration, loss or damage during the suspension; and is not allowed to remove any equipment, materials or parts of work from the site without getting written consent. The Chinese company was informed that the suspension was in force until further notice from MRL. However, CCCC said it was regrettable that work at the site had been suspended at a time it was progressing well. The main contractor of the East Coast Rail Line (ECRL) project is concerned over the fate of its 2,250 local workers after it was ordered to suspend all works on the project. In a statement today, the China Communications Construction Ltd (CCCC) said it might also incur cost overruns and losses due to the suspension order. “While the duration of the suspension has not been specified, we are concerned about incurring additional cost, losses and damages arising from the suspension. We are upset and concerned about the livelihood of our 2,250 local staff, as well as several hundred subcontractors, suppliers and consultancy firms,” the statement read.

CCCC hopes that the suspension will be lifted as soon as possible for the benefit of all parties. CCCC said it was legally signed up to be the project’s Engineering Procurement Construction Commissioning (EPCC) contractor to assist in infrastructure construction in Malaysia. “The contract was signed by CCCC and MRL via legal processes. We hope MRL will honour and respect the contract signed. We hope that both sides will be able to find a win-win solution through sincere negotiation with good will. The ECRL is an important project of Malaysia, which will benefit the people and economic development along the route.” it said.

The Pakatan Harapan administration is not in favour of the mega project to link the east coast with the west coast, due to the costs. The administration is reviewing the project. The ECRL project was one of the mega projects that came under scrutiny following the change of government for its cost that was described as highly inflated. Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng put the total cost of the ECRL at RM80.92bil after taking into account land acquisition, land interest fees and operational costs and the sum would have to be “reduced significantly” for the project to be financially viable. Apart from the cost, the project came under criticism for unfavourable terms in the agreement, where CCCC is allowed a 15% upfront payment of the total project cost of RM66.78bil as “mobilisation fee”.

This is in contrast to the RM55 billion price tag stated by the BN government previously. The 688km rail link, if built, will connect Port Klang in Selangor and Pengkalan Kubor in Kelantan and is to be constructed in two phases.

中国交建尊重大马 暂停东铁所有工作

(4-7-2018)

中国交建马来西亚东海岸铁路项目公司对承包的东海岸铁路(简称“东铁,ECRL)计划喊停,深表遗憾,并对所带来的影响生计,包括本地员工,表示痛心和关切。该公司总经理部说,该公司尊重并遵守马来西亚法律,别无选择之下,只能遵守停工指示。不过,它希望,双方能通过真诚的谈判,善意地找到双赢的解决方案。它说,东铁路线是马来西亚的重要项目,将有利于沿线人民和经济发展,而中国交建( CCCC )受委托作为总承包商进行项目,以协助马来西亚的基础设施兴建。它说,东铁计划实质工作进展良好,所以对对该项目在现时停工,感到遗憾。

“合同是由中国交建和马来西亚衔接铁道公司通过所有法律程序签署。我们希望马来西亚衔接铁道公司能兑现和尊重签订的合同。”东铁项目总经理部指出,鉴于该通知没有表明停工期限,以致对因停工而产生的额外费用、损失和损坏表示担心。它也对受停工影响的2250名本地员工以及数百家分包商、供应和顾问公司的生计,表示痛心和关切。昨天,财政部长长林冠英再度表明,只有建造价大幅度下降,联邦政府才能跟雪兰莪州政府谈及东铁计划的优点高于纳入联合国世界遗产名录的地位。财政部长长林冠英说,东铁计划的最终建造总成本将为810 亿令吉,

因此在需要大幅降低造价,联邦政府才能负担得起,而且唯有如此,联邦政府才能跟雪州政府好好商谈,因为后者强烈反对在鹅唛新增一条路线到巴生港口。他指出,政府预计,东铁计划无法自行承担其营运成本,810 亿令吉也不包括至今尚无法估计的营运赤字。东海岸铁路计划昨日收到停工指示后,其总承建商“中国交通建设股份有限公司”(CCCC,简称中国交建)将给他们带来众多损失,因此希望尽快撤除停工指令。“我们确认已收到大马铁路公司的通知,停止东铁计划的所有工程。大部分工作进度良好,却在这个关头停工,我们为此感到遗憾。”

“我们希望双方能够透过真诚且善意的协商,找出双赢的解决方案。”“为了兼顾各方的利益,我们也希望尽快撤除停工指令。”中国交通建设股份有限公司(CCCC,简称中国交建)发文强调,他们是透过合法程序签订合约,并敦促大马铁路公司 (MRL) 尊重双方签订的协议。中国交建强调,这项计划将会让马来西亚人民和经济发展受惠,而该公司受到委托,负责承包工程、 采购、施工及调式(EPCC)的工作。“这份合约是中国交建和大马铁路公司通过合法程序签订。我们希望大马铁路公司会尊重签署的合约。”无论如何,中国交建表示,他们会尊重和依循马来西亚的法律。“在毫无选择的情况下,我们遵循停工的指令。”

不过,中国交建指出,有关单位并没有明确说明停工的期限,以及谁来承担成本损失的问题。“在没有明说停工期限的情况下,我们关切的是停工所造成的额外成本、损失和破坏等问题。”中国交建说,本次停工也关系到2250名员工的生计,和数百名承包商、供应商和顾问公司的损失。希盟政府上台后宣布,将审视前朝政府所批准的所有大型计划,包括东铁计划,而政府也会与中国重新谈判多项“不平等条约”,当中包括东铁计划。昨天,财政部长林冠英发文告透露,东铁的实际造价近810亿令吉,因此除非大幅减低成本,否则大马政府难以承担这项工程计划。

财经新闻网《The Edge》报道,大马铁路公司已在昨日(7月3日)命令,中国交建立即暂停所有在工程、 采购、施工及调式(EPCC)合约中受委托的工作,而国家利益为理由之一。中国交建马来西亚东海岸铁路项目公司确认已收到大马衔接铁道公司(MRL)暂停东海岸铁路(ECRL)所有工作的通知,并对该项目在现时停工感到遗憾,同时希望马来西亚可尽快取消停工指示,以造福各方。“我们对现时停工感到遗憾,因为实质工作进展良好。”中国交建马来西亚东海岸铁路项目总经理部今日发文告指出,马来西亚东海岸铁路线是马来西亚的一个重要项目,将有利于沿线人民和经济发展。

“中国交建(CCCC)受委托作为总承包商进行项目,以协助马来西亚的基础设施兴建。合同是由中国交建 (CCCC)和大马衔接铁道公司(MRL)通过所有法律程序签署,我们希望大马衔接铁道公司(MRL)能够兑现和尊重签订的合同。”该公司表示,会尊重及遵守马来西亚法律。“在这种情况下,我们别无选择,只能遵守停工指示。鉴于该通知没有表明停工期限,我们对因停工而产生的额外费用,损失和损坏表示担心。”“我们亦对停工影响我们的2250名本地员工以及数百家承包商,供应商和顾问公司的生计感到痛心和关切。”该公司希望双方能够通过真诚的谈判,善意地找到双赢的解决方案。“我们也希望尽快取消暂停,以造福各方。”