‘Independent panel’ … really?

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Former IGP and Genting deputy chairman Hanif Omar will head an ‘independent panel’ to probe the incidents of violence at the Bersih 3.0 rally.

Other panel members:

  • Former Chief Judge of Borneo Steve Sim
  • Sinar Harian managing editor Hussamuddin Yaacub
  • Media Chinese International (part of Sin Chew group) legal adviser Liew Peng Chuan
  • Petronas corporate affairs senior general manager Medan Abdullah
  • Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia psychology professor Ruszmi Ismail

I am just amazed that the government can be so out of touch with public sentiment to think that this panel would be perceived as ‘independent’ in the eyes of the people. Especially after Hanif’s recent remarks about communist sympathisers from the 1970s being involved in the rally on 28 April.

If this is Hishammuddin Hussein’s idea of an ‘independent panel’, he might as well include Mahathir, Ibrahim Ali and Hasan Ali in the panel.

What can you say? I am stumped. They really don’t get it, do they?

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AliasDO
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Isn’t the ex-IGP in question also a member of the Genting Bhd (Highlands, as in the casino) Board of Directors??

So much so much at stake for him!!

And being an ex-cop in this Panel who said he recognises a few ex-Communist faces means he will not be impartial.

LBJ
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LBJ

Hanif, fair and unbiased? Is that a joke.

Pak Rak Yat
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Pak Rak Yat

Hanif’s Genting connection is it rezeki halal ? Ma be his income derived from Genting ‘halal’ business like roller-coaters rides and not from the chips.

Ray
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Ray

Hanif gets the contract … at Genting, just like the ex-PM (relative) gets the contract to provide food for MAS catering.

Annie
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Annie

If l want to be a winner in a game (let say badminton), l wil ‘want’ my opponents to consists of a 6 yr old child, a 81 yr old aunty/uncle, a patient from a hospital.

mauriyaII
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mauriyaII

When people are in extreme denial mode, they only believe whatever rubbish they come up with. Our ruling regime, especially the cowhead supporting Home Minister thinks that whatever he espouses will be acceptable to the rakyat. He fails to realize that the Malaysian voters have become better informed via the alternate media. No amount of media controlled propaganda is going to convince them Malaysians that the panel is truly ‘independent’. The tsunami of 308 shook the regime up but it did not do enough to make them realize their mistakes in under estimating the intelligence of the rakyat. The recent… Read more »

Pala Richie
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Pala Richie

Many don’t expect any real independent panel; many also don’t expect such ‘honorable man’ as ex-IGP to lead either. Since bersih 3.0, BN has displayed the utmost arrogance against the people. BN do not care about Bersih’s demand nor its 428 protest, prior, during and after. More like a plan, the plan is to push bersih and its 428 protest into a corner and whacked it off with BN controlled media. Look at the spin-off, from pre428 of ‘not a security threat’, to post428 of ‘coup de tat Egyptian style’. While during428, the police ‘professionally’ brutalised their duties for a… Read more »

Andrew I
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Andrew I

This is how he got his diploma in irrelevantology. Paul Augustine would have been proud of this law student.

Andrew I
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Andrew I

Gherkin K, Professor of Irrelevantology, University of Troll.

Andrew I
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Andrew I

Pardon me, I forgot to give the full address –

O3 Arena,
Landon WC1.

Andrew I
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Andrew I

Ini seperti minta kucing jaga ikan.

govindam
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govindam

Have any panel of this nature appointed by the govt have come up with reports against. They are all one-sided … It has so much of proofs featuring the atrocities done by police in Bersih. Go to all the web pages of individuals,you can see the latest pictures. I saw a video clip showing a traffic policeman pointing his gun towards the crowd. Oh GOD….The crowd luckily waved their hankerchiefs at him.

tunglang
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tunglang

You think we want to ‘gamble’ with this ex-IGP with his nightly Genting phobia of dead communists terrorizing his dream in his suite?
Such nightmare guy is not fit to be in the probing panel of impartiality!

Gerakan K
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Gerakan K

Jadi anil, siapa yang paling ideal dalam panel tersebut ??? LGE, LKS dan karpal singh tak boleh sebab mereka orang pakatan. Pada pandangan saya, panel tersebut adalah terbaik kerana ada: bekas polis, hakim, ahli pendidikan, ahli perniagaan, ada orang dari media bercetak, ada cina, ada melayu (opss tiada India tetapi sepatutnya tidak menjadi masalah). Jangan sedih kerana tiada orang dari aliran kerana mereka pro-pakatan. Jadi, kita tunggulah keputusan panel tersebut. Sabar dan jangan buat spekulasi dongeng. p/s: Apa pandangan pembaca terhadap website ini http://www.dearambiga.com ??? Some interesting excerpt from that site: We are angry. Why? Because Bersih should be an… Read more »

govindam
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govindam

Hei man!. PR bosses took part not as politicians but as supporters of the noble cause of Bersih. You must understand that friend.

Gerakan K
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Gerakan K

Hello, kawan. Jangan tembak jika tidak tahu perkara sebenar.

Sila lihat kembali video youtube BERSIH 3.0. BERSIH 3.0 adalah kempen pakatan. Sila perhatikan laungan mereka. Sila lihat pemimpin pakatan bagaimana memberi arahan / mengerakkan perserta-perserta demonstrasi.

Sila lihat di mana ambiga. Lihat Ambiga pada ketika itu sedang bersama dengan siapa? Hmm betul, sedang bersama dengan pemimpin pakatan. Jadi, tak lain, tak bukan, BERSIH 3.0 adalah aktiviti pakatan.

Jangan tipu. Video tidak akan menipu tetapi manusia mungkin.

Robert
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Robert

Gerakan K,

Ani macam mana boleh. Semua semua orang kerajaan atau bekas. Kalau mau fair, cari lah orang orang yang tak pernah berkaja dengan kerajaan.

Ada banyak orang yang kita boleh pakai.

tunglang
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tunglang

Gerakan K. Your are fortunate enough to troll around here without much of a shoo-shoo from others! Just accept your fate and be more ‘gentleman’.
I suggest you drink more Kopi-O kau kau to ‘right’ your senses.

Gerakan K
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Gerakan K

Regarding to who actually trolling, well your mileage may vary. The point is many pakatan supporters (including anil and his warlords) now are sad and angry. As I have mentioned previously, the momentum, purposes and impact of BERSIH 3.0 is unlike the previous one. BERSIH 3.0 “sudah panjit” even before it has started the protest. Angry right ??? Feel sad right ??? Got the feeling that BERSIH 3.0 failed to do anything useful against BN right ??? Hmm, take it easy. I expect 1Malaysia PM Najib will stay there for few terms before retire as the best PM of Malaysia.… Read more »

Andrew I
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Andrew I

A few terms. You should see your 1clinic quack and get more medicine for your hallucinations.

tunglang
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tunglang

I don’t know how to troll. But you sure troll like an expert taught by Ostrich. What sense got you but the lowest of trollers, even willing to bad-mouth an old lady who saw what’s wrong with our system of samseng & Kotor.
Cheat your way, troller.
Unless Kopi-O kau kau can heighten your sense of righteousness away from dirt lies, murders & violent propensity, you better save yourself … in the last days.

The Day of The Lord is approaching not too long!
Be fearful like the samseng of 428.

Pala Richie
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Pala Richie

With the ‘honorable’ ex-IGP leading the investigation panel, the probe is over before it gets started. Independent panel is part of governance process with a specific purposes; BN is turning that into another political ‘ritual’…. Finally, just a ‘ritual’, where BN is concern. What substance it carries?, whatever outcomes the panel have, it fails, is meaningless from the start, failing the trust and faith from concern parties. The consequences are high. BN systematically turned many governing processes into ‘ritual’ without substance. A ‘conveyor belt’ way of governing, you get thru A, then B, then C. walla! your justice if served!,… Read more »