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Pakatan declares polls reform panel a failure

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 04:22 AM PDT

Ahli Parlimen Kota Belud

Posted by Unknown | Posted on 11:27 PTG

Ahli Parlimen Kota Belud


Dr Jeffrey Kitingan belongs in the past while Sabahans want present and future.

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 06:44 PM PDT

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan regretted the statement by STAR Sabah chairman Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan with regard to the achievements of the state government.

The facts are that Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman's government has created 80,000 jobs, presented the highest ever state budget of RM4 billion, accumulated state's cash reserves of more than RM3 billion, presided over unprecedented economic prosperity and was highly acclaimed as prudent manager of the state finances by Auditor General.

The Chief Minister has also received excellent ratings by international rating agencies and Musa's conservation effort of the state's natural resources and environment is world renowned, the Kota Belud Member of Parliament said.

"All these while the economy is humming with bigger GDP which churns out higher per capita income of RM17,000," he said in response to Dr Jeffry's claims that Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Pairin Kitingan must have forgotten the numbers and facts which the latter mentioned in his speech during the launch of the Chief Minister's book recently.

According to Abdul Rahman, Dr Jeffrey, being an opposition leader, had mischievously tried to find one thousand excuses to discredit the good work of the Chief Minister and his government.

"But a true measure of people's acceptance of a politician is when the politician faces the true test, winning the voters' confidence in elections and the indisputable fact is that the rakyat have given the Chief Minister huge thumbs up by giving him massive landslide majority, not just once but twice, in 2004 and 2008 elections.

"If that is not resounding endorsement of the Chief Minister's leadership, I don't know what else does. Of all people, Dr Jeffrey should understand the importance of people's support to legitimize oneself as a politician," he said.

"With so many election defeats, what would that say about one's credibility and legitimacy?

"In life, there is a time for everything and clearly Dr Jeffrey belongs in the past. The people of Sabah are interested in the present and in the future and this Chief Minister has successfully delivered the present and strategically mapped out the future.

"The future of all Sabahans irrespective of race and religion is indeed in the good hands of BN government," he stressed.

Dr Shafie Abu Bakar

Posted by Unknown | Posted on 11:03 PTG

Dr Shafie Abu Bakar


Jelajah Futsal Selangor Mencari Bakat: Pertandingan Peringkat Hulu Langat Di Galaxy Futsal, Bangi: Adun Sampaikan Hadiah

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 04:14 PM PDT

念群与沙登人民同在 | Nie Ching for Serdang

Posted by Unknown | Posted on 9:18 PTG

念群与沙登人民同在 | Nie Ching for Serdang


[ Parlimen ] Kenapa Ada Syarikat Yang Baru Ditubuhkan Mendapat Permit Import Daging Babi

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 06:32 PM PDT

PERTANYAAN DEWAN RAKYAT
PERTANYAAN  : LISAN
TARIKH  : 27.03.2012

SOALAN : Minta MENTERI PERTANIAN DAN INDUSRI ASAS TANI menyatakan kriteria-kriteria yang akan dipertimbangkan semasa mengeluarkan permit import (AP) daging babi. Kenapa ada syarikat yang baru ditubuhkan mendapat permit import tersebut manakala ada syarikat lama terlibat dalam perniagaan import tetapi tidak diberi permit import.

JAWAPAN OLEH: Y.B. MENTERI PERTANIAN DAN INDUSTRI ASAS TANI

Tuan Yang Dipertua,

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[ Parlimen ] Petanyaan Berapak Jumlah OKU Berhidmat Dalam Kerajaan

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 06:11 PM PDT

PERTANYAAN DEWAN RAKYAT
PERTANYAAN  : LISAN
TARIKH  : 21.03.2012

SOALAN: YB Teo Nie Ching [ Serdang ] minta PERDANA MENTERI menyatakan jumlah kakitangan Kerajaan dan daripadanya, berapa banyak adalah terdiri daripada golongan OKU.

JAWAPAN DARIPADA YB DATO' SERI MOHAMED NAZRI BIN ABDUL AZIZ
MEMTERI DI JABATAN PERDANA MENTERI

Tuan Yang Di Pertua,

Sehingga 31 Disember 2011, jumlah kakitangan dalam perkhidmatan awam (tidak termasuk tentera dan polis) adalah seramai 1,076,405 orang. Daripada jumlah tersebut, seramai 1,686 orang adalah terdiri daripada OKU.

Sebagai makluman Yang Berhormat, keseluruhan OKU yang berdaftar dengan Jabatan Pembangunan OKU setakat ini ialah seramai 355,000 orang, namun yang memohon jawatan dengan Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam secara puratanya ialah 6,493 dalam tahun 2008 hingga 2010 dan hanya 3,684 dalam tahun 2011. Sekia,

Terima Kasih.
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Update on Teoh Beng Hock's Trust Fund

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 05:44 PM PDT



Date EXPENSE ITEMS AMOUNT
3-Oct-2009 Allowance for Cher Wee for monthly maternity check up 2000.00
2-Oct-2009 Supplements for Cher Wee 186.90
2-Feb-2010 Cord Blood Banking 脐带血 4,500.00
2-Feb-2010 Monthly Allowance for Er Jia (Feb till April 2010) 2,002.15
4-Mar-2010 Inpatient Bill - Pantai Hospital, Batu Pahat 2,549.85
16-Jun-2010 Monthly Allowance for Er Jia (May till December 2010) 8,002.15
11-Oct-2010 Monthly Allowance for Er Jia (Jan till June 2011) 6,002.15
25-May-2011 Monthly Allowance for Er Jia (July till December 2011) 6,002.15
23-Nov-2011 Monthly Allowance for Er Jia (Jan 2012 till June 2012) 9,000.15
Total 40,245.50

Closing Balance as at 23 March 2012 441,193.25
Expenses 40,245.50
Education Insurance 2011
15,002.25
Medical Card 2011 3,602.15
Education Insurance 2012
15,002.15
TOTAL 515,045.30


The purpose of this education insurance is to cover Er Jia's higher education fees, which is abt 18years from now. We pay RM15,000.10 per year for 15 years, totalling RM225,001.50, and expect to get RM330,177 to RM407,470 in return upon maturity of the policy

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[Sidang Parlimen 27 Mac] Jawapan Menteri Kerja Raya mengenai Lebuhraya Cheras-Kajang

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 12:55 AM PDT


Datuk Seri Shaziman bin Abu Mansor: Duduk. Ahli Yang Berhormat dari Serdang telah membangkitkan mengenai isu berkaitan pemansuhan 50% kutipan tol di Lebuh Raya Cheras-Kajang (Grand Saga). Untuk makluman Dewan, kerajaan sememangnya telah berunding dan berbincang sebaik mungkin dengan pengendali konsesi berkenaan untuk mencari kaedah penyelesaian terbaik bagi meringankan beban pengguna di lebuh raya itu. Sehubungan itu, kerajaan telah bersetuju supaya kutipan tol di laluan Kuala Lumpur Plaza Tol Batu 9 dan laluan ke Kajang Plaza Tol Batu 11 dimansuhkan mulai 2 Mac 2012. Di samping itu, persetujuan juga telah dicapai supaya tiada kenaikan tol di lebuh raya berkenaan untuk tempoh tiga tahun bermula tahun 2012 hingga tahun 2014 bagi laluan plaza tol yang masih beroperasi. Berikutan itu sebagai balasan kerajaan antara lain akan membayar pampasan tunai sebanyak RM120.55 juta kepada Syarikat Grand Saga dan memberi lanjutan tempoh masa.

Tuan Yang di-Pertua, Ahli Yang Berhormat dari Permatang Pauh telah membangkitkan isu kelewatan pelaksanaan Projek Lebuh Raya Pantai Timur Fasa 2 negeri Terengganu dan mengapa terdapat syarikat kontraktor yang telah ditamatkan kontrak untuk pakej LPT2...

Puan Teo Nie Ching [Serdang]: Sorry, Yang Berhormat Menteri sini Yang Berhormat Serdang.

Datuk Seri Shaziman bin Abu Mansor: Ya, Yang Berhormat Serdang.

Puan Teo Nie Ching [Serdang]: Sorry. Saya hendak tanya tentang Lebuh Raya Cheras-Kajang highway itu sama ada kita akan melanjutkan konsesi itu lagi. Berapa tahun?
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Melawat Pesakit Kanser

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 12:28 AM PDT



24hb Mac, 2012 - Melawat pesakit kanser Pn Suzana Binti Maaros yang tinggal di Apartmen Anggerik Bandar Baru Bangi, Seksyen 7. Selepas memahami keadaan yang dihadapi oleh keluarga Puan Suzana, saya menyampaikan cek sumbangan Kerajaan Selangor kepada Puan Suzana untuk meringan beban keluarga beliau. (More......)

Dialog Bersama Persatuan Penduduk Taman Bayu Parkville

Posted: 01 Apr 2012 11:44 PM PDT






Dialog semalam di Taman Bayu Parkville. Bergambar dengan AJK Persatuan Penduduk sebelum bersurai :-) (More......)

Lim Guan Eng

Posted by Unknown | Posted on 3:31 PTG

Lim Guan Eng


The World Economic Report’s Global Competitiveness Index 2011-2012 Actually Contradicts Tan Sri Muhydin Wild Boasts And In Fact Confirms That The Education System In United States, United Kingdom and Germany Is Still Better Than Malaysia.(en/cn)

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 12:47 AM PDT

Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, was quoted as saying that according to the World Economic Report's Global Competitiveness Index 2011-2012(Report), our children received a better quality of education than the children in the United States, Germany and United Kingdom. This is a grossly inaccurate statement designed purely for political propaganda that would only diminish the prestigious position of a Deputy Prime Minister.

Not only is Tan Sri Muhyidin is in a state of denial by covering up the significant challenges, weaknesses and even defects in the Malaysian education system, he has made Malaysia an international laughing stock by claiming to be better than US, UK and Germany. If so, Tan Sri Muhyidin should answer why there is not a single Nobel Prize winner who is a Malaysian and neither is there a single Malaysian university amongst the Top 200 Universities in the world? Or when given the choice, why more Malaysian students want to study in US, UK and Germany than in Malaysian universities?

Tan Sri Muhyidin is guilty of cherry picking or choosing selectively only those favorable statistics from this Report. The ranking of 14 which Malaysia received on the quality of education is just one indicator out of many, which measures different aspects at different levels of our education system. In almost all other measures on education, we are ranked lower than 21.For example:
• Quality of Primary Education: Rank 21
• Primary Education Enrollment: Rank 61
• Secondary Education Enrollment: Rank 101
• Tertiary Education Enrollment: Rank 66
• Quality of Math and Science Education: Rank 23
• Quality of Management Schools: Rank 27
• Internet access in schools: Rank 36
• Availability of Research and Training Services: Rank 18

Our Secondary Education Enrollment ranking of 101 is particularly worrying and points to a significant minority of students who dropped out after primary school and is thus deprived of a change to pursue a higher education. Our rank of 101 puts us below Thailand (Rank 94), Indonesia (Rank 91) Brunei (35) and Singapore (17) in the ASEAN region.

Malaysia's relatively low performance on objective or non-subjective measures such as the primary, secondary and tertiary enrollment rates should be highlighted over and above that of executive survey opinion indicators such as the Quality of Education ranking. Hence, to highlight this subjective indicator and to ignore the other more objective indicators is highly irresponsible and diverts attention from the other serious problems in our education system, including that of high dropout rates leading to low enrollment rates especially at the secondary and tertiary levels.

In almost all of these other indexes, Malaysia's performance is far from reassuring. For example, in the 2009 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) involving 75 countries, Malaysia was ranked 56th in reading ability, 55th in Mathematics ability and 53 in Science. Our performance in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) has also seen a steady decrease from 1999 to 2007.

The overwhelming evidence from the data in the Report actually contradicts the wild boasts by Tan Sri Muhyidin and confirms that the UK, US and Germany education system is better than Malaysia. In fact the Report reveals that Malaysia have a long uphill climb before our access and average quality of education reaches world-class standards. The time has come for Malaysia's Education Ministry to boldly admit its weaknesses instead of hiding behind baseless boastings so that we can address these problems.

LIM GUAN ENG

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民主行动党秘书长兼峇眼区国会议员林冠英于2012年4月2日在吉隆坡发表声明:

世界经济报告的2011-2012全球竞争力指数其实与丹斯里慕尤丁的夸口自圆相矛盾,事实上,美国、英国和德国的教育制席还是比马来西亚好。

教育部长丹斯里慕尤丁被引述谈话,根据20111-2012世界经济报告,我们的孩子比美国、英国及德国的孩子接受更高素质的教育。这种不确实的谈话,只是政治宣传,它只会降低副首相尊贵地位的身份。

丹斯里慕尤丁简直是鸵鸟心态,不只掩盖我国教育制度的重要挑战、缺点及不足之处,甚至说我们的教育制度好过美国、英国及德国,让马来西亚沦为全世界的笑柄。如果是真的,为何马来西亚还没有诞生任何诺贝尔奖得主,也为没有一家马来西亚大学成为世界200强大学?如果有选择,为何马来西亚学生都会选美国、英国和德国,而不是马来西亚的大学?

丹斯里慕尤丁只是挑选报告中对本身有利的数据。我们在教育素质排名第14的指标只是 其中一项,它检测我国不同级别的教育制度。在其它方面的评分,我们的排名都远远排在21以上。例如:
:
• 小学教育素质: 第 21名
• 小学教育就学率: 第61名
• 中学教育就学率: 第101名
• 高等教育就学 :第66名
• 数学和科学教育素质:第23名
• 学校管理素质:第27名
• 学校网络应用:第36名
• 研究和培训能力:第18名

我国的中学教育就学率排名101,这种情况令人担忧,它显示了一小部分学生在小学教育后辍学,而因此被剥夺了追求高等教育的机会。在东南亚国家中,我们的排名比其它国家算落后,泰国(94)、印尼(91)、汶莱(35)及新加坡(17)。

马来西亚在客观或非主观调查方面,应更着重小学、中学和高等教育就学率,而不是行政调查指数,如教育排名。为了突出这主观指标,而忽略其他更客观的指标极不负责任,也是转移教育制度有问题的视线,包括中学及高等教育方面,因高辍学率而导致就学率。

在几乎所有这些指数中,马来西亚的表现令人忧心。例如2009年国际学生评价项目(PISA)计划,马来西亚在75个国家中,阅读能力排名第55、数学能力排名第57,科学能力排名第52,我国在国际数学与科学研究(TIMSS)的表现也从1999年至2007年稳步下降。

这些压倒性的报告数据足以反驳慕尤丁的言论,也证实英国、美国和德国的教育制度确实比马来西亚更好。事实上,报告显示,马来西亚还要力争上游,才能到达世界一流的教育水准。是时候马来西亚教育部勇敢地承认弱点,而非毫无根据夸口自圆,唯有这样我们才可以解决问题。

林冠英

i n t a n h i j a u

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i n t a n h i j a u


MESYUARAT AGUNG TAHUNAN DEWAN PEMUDA DAN MUSLIMAT TELUK INTAN

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 07:12 AM PDT


TELUK INTAN, 2 April - Dua sayap PAS Teluk Intan telah berjaya melaksanakan mesyuarat agung tahunan masing-masing baru-baru ini. Kedua-dua dewan tersebut, iaitu Dewan Pemuda PAS Kawasan Teluk Intan dan Dewan Muslimat PAS Kawasan Teluk Intan telah menjalankan mesyuarat dengan lancar dan penuh dengan suasana ukhuwwah.
Ustaz Nazri Din menyampaikan ucapan perasmian.

Ketua Pemuda kawasan, Ustaz Abdul Fatah Awang menyampaikan ucapan aluan.
Antara pemuda yang hadir mesyuarat.

Mesyuarat Agung Tahunan Dewan Pemuda PAS Kawasan Teluk Intan Kali Ke-30 telah diadakan pada 25 Mac lalu di Markaz PAS Kg. Selabak Luar dekat sini. Ia telah dirasmikan oleh Ahli Jawatankuasa PAS Dewan Pemuda PAS Negeri Perak, Ustaz Mohd. Nazri Din. Kehadiran para pemuda dari cawangan seluruh Teluk Intan amat menggalakkan.

Para perwakilan pemuda telah menerima amanat dan motivasi daripada pimpinan Pemuda negeri dan kawasan. Antara perkara yang diperbincangkan di dalam mesyuarat tersebut ialah persiapan pemuda untuk menghadapi PRU13 dalam mempertahankan kemenangan DUN Changkat Jong.

Mesyuarat Agung Tahunan Dewan Muslimat PAS Kawasan Teluk Intan Kali Ke-22 pula telah diadakan pada 1 April yang lalu. Mesyuarat telah diadakan di Markaz PAS Kawasan Teluk Intan, Kg. Padang Tembak. Ia telah dirasmikan oleh Ahli Jawatankuasa Dewan Muslimat PAS Negeri Perak, Puan Jamaliah Sudin.
AJK Muslimat negeri, Pn. Jamaliah Sudin menyampaikan ucapan perasmian.

Ketua muslimat kawasan, Pn. Robiatun Abas (kanan) bersama timbalannya, Pn. Hjh. Faridah.

Sebahagian muslimat yang hadir.

Ucaptama Ketua Dewan Muslimat PAS kawasan kali ini bertema "Muslimat Pemacu Kemenangan" sebagai persiapan menghadapi PRU13 tidak lama lagi. Antaranya, beliau menyentuh tentang pengukuhan kesatuan fikrah dan amal, pemantapan ilmu, pelaksanaan agenda kebajikan, dan pengorbanan.

intanhijau.blogspot.com

Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud

Posted by Unknown | Posted on 3:11 PTG

Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud


Jangan ganggu "Selangor Milik Pakatan Rakyat"

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 08:44 AM PDT

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Jangkaan penganjur - 10,000 akan membanjiri Ceramah Perdana ini.

Comments for Wee Choo Keong

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Comments for Wee Choo Keong


Comment on Deputy Min of MOF replies in Parliament by jack1960

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 10:43 AM PDT

Kapak Halus,

Hear2.

YB,

If the MAS BOD, Khazanah and/or the govt had integrity, the DCEO would have gone by now. To the contrary, they have begun to trivialize & localize the issue to one of confidentiality vis-a-vis the VR.

As listed by Kapak Halus, the core issues are still out there & are being forced through, visibly and invisibly. We need to re-affirm that the constituents and objectives of the CCF are against national interest, in “crystal clear” terms.

And if, these issues are not addressed now, the parties acting-in concert to the CCF, must be held accountable & are therefore liable to public rebuke, if it results in the collapse of our national carrier.

I fear that the timeline may not be soon enough for MAS & its STAKEholders, not only its significant SHAREholders….. some of whom got their foot through the door for next to nothing!

Comment on Md Nor: Are you condoning Rashdan’s abused of powers? by One of the MAS Watchers

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 10:26 AM PDT

Victimisation of MAS staff will only exacerbate the situation. It will make thing worse than what it is now. There is no need for Danny boy to hide any more. the noose is getting tighter by the minute.

I agree with kapak halus that it is better for Danny boy to run ang get out and hide himself behind Azman Mokhtar in Khazanah. This will be a safest place on earth.

Danny boy with your string of degrees, you are not getting any where because we in MAS are not impressed by your Bina No Fikir attitude. Please FO as soon as possible and seek refuge in Azman Mokhtar’s arm.

Comment on Md Nor: Are you condoning Rashdan’s abused of powers? by kapak halus

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 10:07 AM PDT

Instead of inculcating good governance, professionalism and ethical code of conducts across MAS, Danny the cry baby and his condoning Trio and Amuk and the Pariahs from AA and AAX are deploying bullying tactic. Danny may have done the same when he was at Maybank which got him thrown out back into the Amok’s open arms in Khazanah Nasional.

Hey SC and Min of Human Resource, where are the Good Governance for the BOD and Top Management and the protection for the bullied employees? Where are the Wistle Blower policy and law? MAS staff morale is in its lowest, the company’s bottomline may have not hit rock bottom yet and the weak and fuzzy directions from the top are formulas for worst yet to come.

They are too hafap or focus on selling and breaking up MAS which they fail and loose sight to formulate and steer MAS to return to profitability through doing real business, airline businesses. Device and implement quality, sound and professional management and industrial harmony, strong and aggressive strategic and tactical business plans not only from the core business (seats and cargo) but from the ancillary revenues like engineering, catering, ground operation and training too, and rewarding and grooming the right talents from within.

Very bad for MAS and Malaysia when the people who claim as leaders are short sighted for short term gain but they think they can live forever in peace with the ill gotten gains. May Allah curse these groups of so called human if they fail to repent sincerely and right the wrongs which they committed.

Comment on Md Nor: Are you condoning Rashdan’s abused of powers? by Anti CCF

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 10:00 AM PDT

Bravo !!! Bravo !!! to Matdiah.

It is our believe that in the best interest of the company, Danny the Arrogant MUST resigned immediately. He has now the golden chance to do so and still keep whatever dignity that he has left. At least he can claimed that he resigned on his own free will instead of being sacked.

To Danny, piece of advise from us in the company, please go back to wherever you come from. I heard Azran the Bald is getting tired of managing AAX and T…. the Pariah is looking for a suitable replacement, now is your time to show to all Malaysia citizen and especially MAS staff that you are indeed capable of managing an airline. Whatever you want to do, please do it but make sure it has nothing to do with Malaysia Airlines. We will support you when you are in Air Asia X.

To Shane the Ugly Irish, you are next to go. Make sure you go by end of this month in accordance to your contract. Otherwise, more info will leak out in a public. Bring along your bald assistance as he is only good in asking MAS staff to do his coffee in the office. Your service is much more needed in Belfast instead of here in Kuala Lumpur.

Comment on Deputy Min of MOF replies in Parliament by RegretfullyAShareHolder

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 09:53 AM PDT

Our dear minister needs a CPU aka otak upgrade la! Cakap tak tentu, memang COP minister buatan Malaysia.
Think for a while. Barang terbaik dan paling berkualiti kite EXPORT, barang ok-ok… asalkan boleh guna sekali dua kali dan kurang berkualiti kita jual kat rakyat semua.
Inikan Malaysia… that’s why lah, minister2 cakap pasal nak ‘lure’ overseas Malaysians yang berkualiti balik sini jadi “slave”. Sbab yang ada kat sini tak tahu cakap, tak tahu kerja. Inikan produk Malaysia pada majoritinya, reflective of most of the ministers LAH. Ish ish ish.

Comment on Md Nor: Are you condoning Rashdan’s abused of powers? by Guna of MAS

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 08:40 AM PDT

Aj and TS Md Nor what hell are both of you doing in MAS? Why are you condoning Danny boy abused of power in upgrading his maid to First Class. Had it been done by the staff, he or she will be summarily sacked.

Are you two practising double standard here? Is condoning or covering-up of acts done by crony is part of the CCF? Disgusting two or TRIO.

Comment on Md Nor: Are you condoning Rashdan’s abused of powers? by Balls to the TRIO

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 08:32 AM PDT

Any form of making life difficult for the crews MH 122 on 1-1-2012 cannot be tolerated by MAS staff. if it is true that the crew have been called for questioning whether they have leaked the Voyage Report, then it is definitely a cause of immediate actions by the unions and all MAS staff.

The cronies cannot be allowed to treat the staff in such a highhanded manner when they were carrying their duties properly and in accordance with the rules.

The person who was in breach of MAS rule was Danny boy. Now the condoning of this should be also treated as an offence and should be called up for DI.

Danny boy, Md Nor and AJ, you TRIO need not try to do this treat. It was game over for Danny boy and his short and long haul bull shit.

Comment on Md Nor: Are you condoning Rashdan’s abused of powers? by SiGua

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 08:25 AM PDT

Thank you YB.
You are a true Malaysian.
I salute you…!!!

Comment on Md Nor: Are you condoning Rashdan’s abused of powers? by European

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 08:25 AM PDT

As published in Europe today:
Apr 2, 2012
AirAsia X flies from Kuala Lumpur to Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth and now Sydney
AirAsia X can finally call Sydney as one of its key destinations city after flight D7222 landed at the Kingsford Smith International Airport, Sydney. The arrival of AirAsia X into Sydney further expands its reach across Australasia and opens new possibilities for travel, trade and tourism between Australia and Malaysia.
========
what a bunch of r…bers…..
and if they find out that fuel is not for free, they will stop flying like its done for Mumbai,London paris and so on….and MAS carries all the passenegers back for almost free at the expense of the taxpayers.
this is again an example for Anti-Trust and a breach of the Anti-competition laws

Comment on Md Nor: Are you condoning Rashdan’s abused of powers? by wee choo keong

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 08:17 AM PDT

Will try to find out. Can someone help Fence Sitter Voters with the e-mail address of the members of the Board of Director of MAS? thank you

wee choo keong

Direct Free Kick

Posted by Unknown | Posted on 1:19 PTG

Direct Free Kick


Pangsapuri Taman Cahaya, Ampang telah siap dicat di bawah Projek CERIA.

Posted: 01 Apr 2012 07:29 PM PDT

SUARA PERAK

Posted by Unknown | Posted on 11:45 PG

SUARA PERAK


PENTERNAK SUNGAI GALAH DIHALAU

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 01:55 AM PDT

JAMUAN MAKAN MALAM DAP DUN TRONOH 3/4/2012 120 MEJA

Posted: 01 Apr 2012 07:25 PM PDT

MESYUARAT PIBG MENJADI PENTAS POLITIK

Posted: 01 Apr 2012 06:58 PM PDT

Khalid Samad

Posted by Unknown | Posted on 9:38 PG

Khalid Samad


Pilihan Raya Ke-13 Yang Menjelang

Posted: 01 Apr 2012 08:38 PM PDT

Sudah lama saya tidak sempat mengemaskini blog saya ini. Ini adalah kerana terlalu sibuk dengan ceramah yang diadakan hampir setiap malam. Jemputan untuk berceramah semakin meningkat dan ini adalah disebabkan saya telah 'dipopularkan' oleh Hassan Ali. Malangnya, apabila sibuk berceramah, saya tidak berpeluang untuk menulis.

Hari ini, Alhamdulillah, ada sedikit ruang. Saya teringat peristiwa di Parlimen pada minggu lalu semasa Timbalan Menteri Luar Negara menimbulkan kembali isu kononnya sokongan DSAI terhadap Israel. Beliau membaca teks yang disediakan, termasuk dakwaan bahawa apabila DSAI mengutamakan keselamatan Israel, maka ini bererti menyokong dan redha dengan pembunuhan rakyat Palestine!

Sepertimana saya sebutkan dahulu, ini merupakan bukti betapa BN terdesak dalam usaha mencari isu untuk menyerang PR. Sehingga satu ayat, malahan sebahagian dari satu ayat yang datang dari kesulurahan rencana tersebut, dijaja dan ditonjolkan sebagai bukti bahawa DSAI pro-Israel. Bukan setakat pro-Israel, malahan sokong pembunuhan rakyat Palestine demi keselamatan Israel. Tuduhan tuduhan yang ekstrim seperti itu adalah apa yang dikatakan sebagai 'over-kill' atau keterlaluan dan ianya akan memukul BN kembali, insyaAllah. Ini adalah kerana rakyat akan mula sedar bahawa BN menipu dan memfitnah tanpa rasa bersalah.

Keadaan terdesak BN mencari isu untuk menyerang PR adalah hasil dari prestasi pentadbiran dan pengurusan kerajaan negeri di bawah pentadbiran PR yang begitu menyerlah dari segi ketelusan dan bebas rasuah. Benar, kita tidak menganggap pentadbiran dan pengurusan kerajaan di bawah PR semuanya betul tanpa adanya kelemahan atau kekurangan. Namun ianya bebas dari rasuah dan penyelewengan!

BN ingin menyebut bahawa Selangor, Penang, Kedah dan Kelantan korup dan penuh penyelewengan tetapi setiap usaha untuk membongkar penyelewengan telah gagal untuk menghasilkan bukti adanya penyelewengan tersebut. Sebaliknya, pada masa yang sama, terbongkar satu persatu penyelewengan dan korupsi di pihak UMNO/BN seperti NFC dan pelupusan hutang Tajuddin Ramli. Dua kes ini sahaja telah mencecah hampir RM 900 juta wang rakyat yang terbuang hasil penyelewengan dan pilih kasih BN.

Saya boleh rumuskan dengan mudah bahawa sekiranya isu DSAI dan Israel adalah peluru terakhir BN dalam menghadapi PRU ke 13, maka PR akan berhadapan dengan laluan mudah dalam PRU ini dalam soal menjawab serangan BN. Oleh itu usaha penipuan di peringkat daftar pemilih sudah pasti akan menjadi usaha tumpuan BN. Dan ini jugalah apa yang ingin dibahaskan oleh Ahli Parlimen PR pada pagi 29 Mac 2012. Malangnya Menteri Dalam JPM, iaitu YB Nazri menjawab dengan mudah bahawa SPR menafikan segala dakwaan adanya penyelewengan dan menerima jawapan dari SPR sebagai muktamad. Apabila terus diasak, maka disebut bahawa beliau akan mengaturkan pertemuan di antara SPR dan Ahli Parlimen PR dengan kehadiran bersama dirinya.

Pada dasarnya saya melihat JPN dan SPR sebagai talian hayat utama BN dalam PRU ke-13 akan datang. Dari segi isu, BN kalah. Dari segi prestasi, BN jauh ketinggalan. Yang tinggal hanya JPN dan SPR, dua badan yang mampu mengubahkan kekalahan kepada kemenangan bagi pihak BN. Jawatankuasa Pilihan Parlimen (JPP) berhubung SPR dan PRU ke-13 akan membentangkan laporannya minggu ini. Desas-desus yang kedengaran kurang meyakinkan tetapi kita akan tunggu dan dengar apa yang akan dibentangkan nanti.

Adakah benar bahawa BN akan sanggup menerima penolakan rakyat terhadap kepimpinan mereka dan membenarkan rakyat menukar kerajaan BN dengan kerajaan PR di peringkat Pusat? Kita tunggu jawapannya apabila laporan JPP dibentangkan nanti.

WaLlahu 'Alam
KHALID SAMAD

Lawatan ke TTDI Jaya dan Seksyen 19

Posted: 01 Apr 2012 08:35 PM PDT

Saya telah meninggalkan Parlimen agak awal pada 28 Mac kerana terdapat program yang disusun di TTDI Jaya dan Seksyen 19 oleh pihak Masjid I'tiSam di TTDI Jaya dan pihak YB Rodziah di Seksyen 19. Kebelakangan ini sesi Parlimen memang terlalu panjang, setiap hari, kecuali hari Khamis malam Jumaat, sesi berakhir pada waktu malam tidak lagi pada jam 5.30 petang seperti dulu. Ia menjadikan diri saya kadang-kala serba salah kerana program kawasan bersama penduduk perlu juga dihadiri dan sesi Parlimen juga adalah penting.

Oleh kerana saya telah berjanji terlebih dahulu, maka saya turun ke kawasan, bermaghrib di pejabat saya di Shah Alam dan terus ke Masjid TTDI Jaya untuk bersolat Isya. Sebelum masuk waktu Isya, saya diminta memberi ucapan ringkas berhubung dengan pemilihan AJK Masjid yang bakal diadakan. Pesanan saya kepada ahli Qariah ialah untuk memilih mereka yang akan memakmurkan Masjid. Masjid hendaklah dijadikan pusat ilmu dan pembentukkan ummat dan bukan hanya sekadar tempat untuk sembahyang dan ibadah khususiyyah.

Setelah berucap saya telah solat isya berjemaah di Masjid Al-I'tisam dan selepas itu saya dibawa ke pejabat salah seorang AJK Masjid untuk diberikan pehnjelasan berhubung projek Kompleks Islam Al-I'tisam (KIAI) di mana saya diminta berusaha untuk mendapatkan bajet dari kerajaan Selangor untuk menjayakan projek tersebut.

Seterusnya saya telah ke Seksyen 19 untuk bertemu penduduk di Seksyen 19 di kawasan berhampiran dengan Kuil Hindu yang telahpun dipindahkan ke Seksyen 23. Penduduk berkumpul untuk menyatakan ucapan terima kasih atas kejayaan memindahkan Kuil berkenaan. Pada masa yang sama, mereka juga menyatakan ucapan terima kasih atas kerja-kerja membaik-pulih Masjid Ubudiyyah yang bocor semenjak pembinaannya.

Perbincangan diadakan dengan penduduk yang hadir di mana beberapa soalan telahpun diajukan dan dijawab. Akhirnya penduduk mencadangkan supaya pertemuan sebegini diadakan dengan lebih kerap lagi, mungkin pada setiap 3 bulan atau sebagainya.

Perbahasan di Parlimen malangnya tidak dapat saya hadiri dan malangnya, pada ketika itu, Menteri Kewangan sedang menjawab soalan saya berhubung CCF di antara MAS dan Air Asia. Saya tidak dapat hadir untuk menyoal beliau tetapi saya difahamkan bahawa jawapan beliau tidak begitu serius atau bersungguh-sungguh. Saya akan baca handsard dan memberi respon selepas itu.

WaLlahu 'Alam
KHALID SAMAD

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Anwar Ibrahim


Pakatan Declares Polls Reform Panel a Failure

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 03:25 AM PDT

The Malaysian Insider

KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 — Pakatan Rakyat (PR) representatives in the government-mooted parliamentary select committee (PSC) on electoral reforms complained today the panel had failed to meet its objectives, despite six months of heated discussions and at least six public hearings.

The members, Azmin Ali (PKR-Gombak), Hatta Ramli (PAS-Kuala Krai) and Anthony Loke (DAP-Rasah), told a press conference here that the bipartisan panel had fallen short of expectations as it had completely neglected to address "fundamental issues" surrounding concerns over the country's election system.

Key among these, said Azmin (picture), was the call to clean up the current voter registry, which civil society groups and PR leaders have alleged are fraught with discrepancies.

The trio said today they have filed a motion notice with the Dewan Rakyat Speaker's office under Standing Order 30(1) calling for amendments to be made to the PSC's final report.

"This is so the Speaker can take note of our intention to amend the motion to be tabled on the PSC report, to attach a minority report to it," Azmin said.

When asked for PR's next plan of action should its motion be rejected, Azmin declined to comment, expressing confidence that Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia would give fair consideration to the proposal.

"Because this is an important motion… I am confident the Speaker will give a positive response.

"So we can debate this motion before the PSC report is tabled," said Hatta.

The PSC's 22-point report, which comprises its final recommendations for electoral reforms in Malaysia, was distributed to all members of the House today but it has been placed under strict embargo until 11.30am tomorrow when it is tabled for debate.

The nine-member committee had sat for its final meeting last Wednesday but ended a five-hour discussion in disagreement when those across the political divide were forced to "agree to disagree" on several key issues.

Bersih 2.0 recently warned of a possible "Bersih 3.0 rally" should the Najib administration fail to implement meaningful reforms to the country's electoral process. — file pic
"What we are disappointed about is that on March 28, the panel held its final meeting to finalise its recommendations in the final report but it did not take into account the views of our members to include a minority report that will give a more detailed explanation of the fundamental issues involving the electoral roll, which the Election Commission (EC) has yet to clean," said Azmin.
He reiterated that the panel's members from PR had already presented much documented evidence showing discrepancies in the voter registry, which the EC has yet to address.

"We, on behalf of PR, were a part of the committee, we tried our level best to push for total reform in the electoral process.

"Unfortunately, this committee has failed to look at the entire proposal by civil society and individuals in preparing the final report… yes, they addressed some issues but they are not among the fundamental issues," he said.

Apart from the electoral roll discrepancies, disgruntled PSC sources had last week also railed against the panel's failure to address other key requests for reforms such as the scrapping of the postal voting system, ensuring free and fair access to the media and an extension of the election campaign period to up to 21 days.

These requests were among those proposed to the government by election watchdog Bersih 2.0, which last year organised a mammoth rally on the capital's streets to demand free and fair polls.

The PSC was mooted shortly after the chaotic rally, which saw over a thousand arrests and even one death, when the Najib administration earned widespread criticism in the foreign media for its allegedly high-handed approach when cracking down on the event.

Bersih 2.0 recently warned of a possible "Bersih 3.0 rally" should the administration fail to implement meaningful reforms to the country's electoral process before the 13th general election is called. PR lawmakers have voiced their support for such an event.

PTPTN: No Need For Students to Borrow if Umno-BN Stops Plundering From National Coffers

Posted: 01 Apr 2012 11:14 PM PDT

Malaysia Chronicle

It is a fundamental right for everyone who is charged in court to have a fair trial, and for a trial to be fair, both sides must have competent lawyers. But if the accused can't afford a competent lawyer, the state must provide one. Of course, those with money can engage good defense lawyers. But for those who can’t, they will just have to swallow the unfairness of the system.

It is the same with education. Everyone in Malaysia has a right to education. Education is one of the necessities of life and nations which have developed have the best education systems are not surprisingly world leaders in almost every arena. As long as someone wants to get an education and is qualified to attend a certain course, then he or she must be given the right to pursue that knowledge. Is it fair if just because a person does not have the money, he or she is denied education while someone who is mediocre but has the money gets it?

Therefore providing education to its people is a must for any self-respecting government. It must ensure the right priorities in its spending priorities so that enough funds are allocated for education. The quality of education is also of utmost importance and the subjects taught must be relevant and improved with the times.

The UMNO-BN government has not been responsible

Unfortunately the UMNO-BN government has not been up to the mark in its responsibility to provide education to the people. Education in Malaysia has always been lopsided, controversial, inconsistent and getting more expensive by the day. There have been many arguments and discussions on the Malaysian education system but until now, there is no real direction at all.

“The bottom line is that education from the primary level to university level should be free,” Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim said at a seminar over the weekend.

“And when we talk about abolishing PTPTN, we are talking about free education for all especially the poor. Not about using Petronas money to repay the exiting PTPTN loans.”

Indeed, the most nagging problem facing Malaysian graduates today is the PTPTN, an acronym for the National Higher Education Fund Corporation, which has just been granted an additional RM6 bil to be lent to students for 2012 and 2013. “As at Feb 29, a total of 1.9 million borrowers had received funding from PTPTN to a tune of RM43.6 billion,” Khaled Nordin, the minister of Higher Education, announced over the weekend.

But PTPTN loans have not gone down well with the people. These are ‘imposed’ by the UMNO-BN government on those who wish to further their studies, with many citizens believing that education is the responsibility of the government and should be free.

To offer the carrot of higher education by building so many new universities, but then only allowing Malaysians the opportunity to study in these places if they can afford it is unfair and ridiculous. Obviously, those who cannot afford will have to assume PTPTN loans and this leaves young graduates with a ton of debt the moment they begin their working lives.

Hence the unhappiness and threat by youth and students leaders to stage a protest on April 14. The fact is, our graduates are now facing great uncertainties over their future. Getting a job is the first and main difficulty. How then to repay the PTPTN? Even those lucky enough to find employment have problems as they have to juggle their student loan installments with having a family, caring for parents, housing loans, car loans and other necessities of life. All these need money, where is the government when it is needed, where is the promised social safety net?

Regret

To be fair, when the scheme was first launched, it was welcomed by youths hungry for education. But after graduation, they learned the hard way that as long as their PTPTN loans were not settled, they were unable to enjoy peace of mind. In the end, most felt that their main purpose in joining the work force was just to repay the PTPTN loans.

Malaysia students began to ask, does not the government have a responsibility to raise the skills and knowledge levels of its people. Why must students pay their way? After all, when foreign universities get permits to operate here, they pay fees and annual taxes to the government – should not these be re-distributed to Malaysian students? Is this not part of nation building? Is the UMNO-BN government making money from the uncompleted cycle and siphoning away the funds midway?

Additionally, as Anwar has pointed even countries which are not blessed with natural resources such as Turkey have free education up to university level.

Many of those who took the PTPTN now regret taking the loans. Firstly, they have to start paying back the PTPTN loans 6 months after graduation whether employed or not. If not they will be blacklisted and penalties will be imposed due to late payment.

Of course, there are many who have balked at the unfairness of the conditions and refused to pay. Some are taking advantage of the situation and trying to avoid the responsibility for their loans. Some who can afford just refuse to pay because they prefer to spend their salary on other items. But by and large, the majority are genuine cases.

UMNO-BN has tried to provide different repayment schemes to make it easier and more flexible for the graduates but because of the sinking economy – again another problem that UMNO-BN is responsible for – salary increments just do not match or occur frequently enough to compensate for the graduates increasing spending burden.

Big rally on April 14

The tensions and frustration have culminated in students group Solidariti Mahasiswa Malaysia (SMM) deciding to hold a rally on April 14 to demand the immediate abolition of the PTPTN loans, a scheme they believe to be a burden, a social like opium, to university undergraduates.

Khaled, the higher education minister, was quick to respond by saying that if the PTPTN is abolished, Malaysia will go bankrupt. Yes, it is an odd logic. But to Khaled, if the government made education free, the private institutions will have to shut down as everyone would want to enter the public universities. He further pointed out that the government will have to build more universities, which it can't afford. Moreover, Malaysia will not be the centre of learning for this region as envisaged.

“Our country's tax revenues were RM169 billion last year. Under this year's Budget, RM50.1 billion was allocated for the education sector, but only RM12.1 billion was designated for public universities. On the other hand, we see the total amount of loans approved by PTPTN was only RM6.1 billion, so in what sense can the government say they can't afford to scrap it?" said Khaled.

Social groups immediately denounced and poked holes in his argument. Malaysia Reformist Student Club (Karisma) secretary-general Mohd Hafizuddin Abdul Mukti noted that even Sri Lanka and Mauritius have adopted a free education policy, alongside European countries such as Norway, Sweden and Scotland.

"Malaysia, as a country with rich natural resources such as petroleum and timber, has no excuse in not granting free education,” said Hafizuddin.

Real solutions needed, not ad-hoc patch-ups

Other Umno-BN arguments include that with free education, the students will not perform and many will take advantage just to waste time and delay joining the work force. This is indeed a very negative take on a nation’s youth. If so, it only confirms the UMNO-BN has done a lousy job in developing its society that the youth can be such irresponsible loafers.

Why can't Malaysian authorities take the middle path? Some suggestions include the government converting the PTPTN loans to scholarship if the students can achieve certain marks, say 3.0 CGPA.

The PTPTN loans should also be interest-free and without any administrative charges as all the work done in administering the scheme should have already been budgeted for in the allocations to the Education and Finance ministries respectively. Other suggestions include, giving discounts if payments are on time and paid early.

But by and large, these are only ad-hoc measures to stem the cauldron that has been simmering for decades from exploding. It is due not to the quality of the youth in the country but to the management and leadership skills of the UMNO-BN. Above all, it has to do with integrity and corruption. If Malaysia was transparently and cleanly governed, there is no reason why education up to university level cannot be free.

In short, the UMNO-BN government which has mismanaged almost everything for the past 5 decades must resolve the issues; not just giving excuses and simplified justifications. And we can see with the latest additional RM6 bil additional allocation, UMNO-BN is starting to finally realize that the youth are much smarter than they have been given credit for. They won’t be fooled so easily.

If Anwar’s Pakatan Rakyat takes over the federal government, they have promised to scrap PTPTN. Given the response so far, UMNO-BN will have to do much more to match the Pakatan in word and deed. For example, it doesn’t make sense to increase the allocation when the scheme is already so unpopular, is it? More genuine long-term structural reforms are certainly called for, not excuses and flimsy short-term patches.

Pendidikan Percuma Di Turki Walau Tiada Minyak

Posted: 01 Apr 2012 10:58 PM PDT

Harakah

Jika Turki yang tiada sesen pun hasil minyak mampu memberi pendidikan percuma kepada rakyatnya, tiada sebab Malaysia yang mencatat untung RM90 bilion setahun dari sumber petroleum tidak berupaya melakukan kebajikan sama.

Ketua Pembangkang, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, berkata Recep Tayyib Erdogan memberi pendidikan percuma kepada rakyat dari peringkat rendah hingga universiti walaupun baru tiga penggal memerintah Turki.

"Bila kita sebut mansuh PTPTN, isu utama yang harus difokus ialah pendidikan percuma untuk semua rakyat terutama golongan miskin. Bukan isu nak pindahkan wang Petronas bayar PTPTN.

"Prinsip asasnya ialah pendidikan percuma dari peringkat rendah hingga ke universiti," katanya pada dialog bertajuk 'Pemberdayaan Kebajikan dan Ekonomi Rakyat' anjuran Pejabat Penasihat Ekonomi Selangor di Subang Jaya 31 Mac lalu.

Beliau mengakui PTPTN adalah isu paling popular yang diaju kepadanya termasuk di facebook dan twitter.

Walaupun PTPTN dimansuh, Anwar berkata, Pakatan Rakyat memberi jaminan tidak akan membuang kakitangan di perbadanan itu kerana mereka akan diserap ke Kementerian Pelajaran dan Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi.

"Walaupun pegawai ramai, kita juga tetap pastikan khidmat atau mutu kerja mereka bertambah baik untuk rakyat," katanya.

Mengenai pemberian 20 peratus royalti minyak kepada Sabah, Sarawak, Terengganu dan Kelantan seperti yang termaktub dalam Buku Jingga, Anwar berkata ia tidak akan menjejaskan negeri lain.

Ini kerana, katanya, 80 peratus hasil minyak itu mampu menampung perbelanjaan negara dengan memastikan royalti diurus mengikut pengurusan yang baik.

"Keutamaan royalti 20 peratus difokus kepada golongan miskin. Apabila kita menyebut kemiskinan ia merangkumi sama ada Melayu, Dayak, Iban, Kadazan, Cina dan India.

"Pada masa sama, kita memperketat prosedur kewangan selain pengurusannya dijalankan individu yang bertanggungjawab, amanah dan berintegriti," katanya

Nurul Buoyed By Suu Kyi’s Triumph in Burma

Posted: 01 Apr 2012 10:55 PM PDT

Malaysiakini

Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar took delight in the triumph of Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi in elections yesterday while recalling a favour done her by that country’s human rights campaigners 12 years ago.

While stumping before a keen crowd of her constituents in the upscale Bangsar district last night, Nurul referenced Suu Kyi’s struggles to bring political reform to Burma.

She did so in response to questions from the audience, who after listening to their parliamentarian on current affairs had asked the young mother of two how long it would take for Malaysia to make the transition to a full-fledged democracy.

The 32-year-old Nurul’s reply: “We have to strive for as long as it takes.”

Nurul referred to Suu Kyi’s decades-long struggle to bring political reform to her country, a travail-strewn path that saw this daughter of Burmese independence fighter, Aung San, spend long periods under house arrest.

“We have to keep striving … it would help to have a sense of humour,” quipped Nurul, in the course of describing the Sisyphean nature of the labour required in bringing political reform to Malaysia.

This was where the results coming in late yesterday in Burma’s by-elections, especially reports of Suu Kyi’s success in winning a seat in parliament, provided Nurul with grist for her optimism about the future.

Yesterday’s elections in Burma signalled the isolated regime’s desire to begin the transition from military despotism to democracy.

Gratitude to NGO Altsean Burma

Nurul paid tribute to the generosity and fortitude of the democracy movement in Burma, one NGO of which, Altsean Burma, had advised her closely on how to present her case in hearings before the United Nations Human Rights Commission in Geneva in 2000.

That year Malaysian NGO Aliran was slotted to make their deposition in the annual sitting of the commission that hears human rights cases from all over the world.

Aliran allowed Nurul, who at that time was travelling the world to highlight her jailed father’s plight as a political prisoner, to take their place instead, in making a seven-minute deposition before UN Human Rights Commissioner Mary Robinson.

“The only Malaysian NGO recognised by the UN Human Rights Commission at that time was Aliran. Such recognition was a pre-condition for the submission of a deposition,” said Nurul.

However, Altsean Burma whose representative Debbie Stothard, a Malaysian based in Bangkok, sympathised with the then-teenaged Nurul’s peripatetic exertions on behalf of her incarcerated father, Anwar Ibrahim.

Stothard steered Nurul through the rigours of preparation of her deposition before a panel headed by Robinson.

Later, recalling details of her deposition before the UN body 12 years ago, Nurul told Malaysiakini that democracy’s decades-old efflorescence in Asean was unstoppable.

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