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Dr Shafie Abu Bakar

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Dr Shafie Abu Bakar


Bilakah Tertubuhnya Persatuan Sastera Mahasiswa Di UKM ? (Memoir)

Posted: 05 Jun 2013 04:23 PM PDT

MY VOICE FOR NATION

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MY VOICE FOR NATION


Do we really need the IPCMC? ― Nicholas Chan

Posted: 05 Jun 2013 05:34 PM PDT

In Brief: SCC vs IPCMC ( from Malaysiakini)

Posted: 05 Jun 2013 12:44 AM PDT

Suara Sri Andalas

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Suara Sri Andalas


KEADILAN Tawar Latihan Eksekutif Untuk Mahasiswa

Posted: 04 Jun 2013 07:00 PM PDT

PETALING JAYA 4 JUN: KEADILAN akan menganjurkan Program Latihan Eksekutif KEADILAN (KEIP) yang ditawarkan khas untuk mahasiswa Malaysia di seluruh dunia.

Naib Presidennya, Nurul Izzah Anwar berkata, program tersebut berlangsung lima minggu bermula 26 Jun hingga 2 Ogos 2013.

Program tersebut menyediakan modul-modul untuk melatih dan memberi pendedahan kepada mahasiswa mengenai ilmu dan pengalaman politik, pembangunan dasar, daya kepimpinan serta etika media.

"Program ini berbeza dengan program-program sedia ada yang selalunya memerlukan mahasiswa menjalankan tugas berkaitan urusan pejabat.

"KEIP juga mengambil model yang digunakan parti-parti politik ternama dunia seperti Parti Demokrat," jelas Izzah pada sidang media pelancaran KEIP di ibu pejabat parti hari ini.

Menurut Izzah, KEIP dikhususkan kepada mahasiswa pelbagai latar belakang pendidikan yang berminat mengenai politik dan mereka akan ditempatkan mengikut kawasan Parlimen yang akan ditetapkan.

Katanya, di akhir program, setiap kumpulan pelatih akan mengusahakan satu projek yang meliputi aspek politik, ekonomi dan sosial termasuk penganjuran program politik dan pembangunan dasar untuk KEADILAN sendiri.

"Mereka juga akan dibayar elaun latihan setiap bulan," kata Izzah yang juga Ahli Parlimen Lembah Pantai.
Kepada mereka yang berminat untuk menyertai program latihan ini boleh memohon secara online di SINI.

Sumber: KeadilanDaily

BN Man Bought Ballots for RM100 Each

Posted: 04 Jun 2013 02:30 AM PDT

PETALING JAYA: A police report has been made against a BN assemblyman for allegedly bribing 25 election officers in return for their postal votes, which he purportedly used to mark for himself.

This report was lodged by an election officer last Wednesday, PKR strategy director Rafizi Ramli claimed today, citing this as further proof the May 5 general election was riddled with fraud.

"On April 29, 2013 at around 5.30pm, 24 other election officers who were to be on duty on election day and I were summoned by YB Nawi bin Mohamed, the Hulu Besut candidate…" a copy of the police report reads.

"We were ordered by YB Nawi to submit our unmarked postal votes [to] Hjh Azizah Ibrahim…and afterwards we were paid RM100 each."

According to the report, the election officer and three others asked for their ballot papers the following day, out of guilt over what she felt was a violation of the Elections Act.

"Once our ballot papers were returned to us, I found that the ballot papers had been marked, without our consent or knowledge," she wrote in the report.

She added that when she cast her ballot, the officers did not mark her finger with indelible ink.

"I'm extremely unsatisfied as my ballot paper was marked without our consent," she said in the report.
The name of the complainant was, however, blacked out in the copy of the police report provided to the media.

Rafizi, who heads the party's #SiasatPRU13 investigation team, said today it was unlikely this incident of postal vote bribing was an isolated case.

"With the postal votes and early votes numbering to over 500,000 across the country, the figure is significant enough to have influenced the results of the general election," said Rafizi at the PKR headquarters here today.

"This is why we are firm in believing the general election was not valid and that the results were marred by fraud, and this is why we will continue with the June 15 rally."

He added that Pakatan intended to provide the 10 days' notice of the rally, tomorrow, in accordance with the Peaceful Assembly Act 2010.

He said he would also begin filing the election petition on June 10.

Source: FreeMalaysiaToday

Lebih 50,000 Undi ‘Hilang’ di Seluruh Negara, Pengundi Lapor Polis

Posted: 04 Jun 2013 02:00 AM PDT

PETALING JAYA, 3 JUN: Seorang pengundi, Mohd Azlan Mohd Sharif membuat enam laporan polis menuntut siasatan berhubung keputusan pilihan raya umum ke-13 yang digazetkan 22 Mei lalu berbeza dengan yang diumum pegawai pengurus Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) melalui borang 16.

Beliau mendapati sebanyak 53,045 kertas undi 'hilang' melibatkan semua kerusi Parlimen dan DUN seluruh negara kecuali DUN Sungai Acheh, Pulau Pinang, DUN Banggi dan DUN Labuk, Sabah.

Borang 16 ialah Borang Pengisytiharan Keputusan pilihan raya daripada 222 kawasan Parlimen dan 505 kawasan Dewan Undangan Negeri di seluruh negara.

"Ia satu kesalahan jenayah mengikut seksyen 3(1)(h) dan seksyen 6 (2) Akta Kesalahan Pilihan Raya 1954.
"Maka jelas polis dan SPR yang bertugas pada hari, masa dan tempat mengundi bersubahat, membenarkan dan melakukan jenayah ini," katanya dipetik dalam laporan polisnya yang pertama.

Mohd Azlan, pengundi DUN Sungai Balang dan parlimen Muar, Johor membuat semua laporan itu di balai polis Klang pada 30 Mei.

Enam laporan melibatkan kehilangan kertas undi, salah kira undi, maklumat yang sudah berubah, perbezaan kertas undi yang dikeluar di parlimen dan DUN, maklumat kerusi parlimen dan DUN berbeza sebelum dan selepas diwartakan dan kecuaian anggota polis.

"Saya tidak nampak, tidak tahu, tidak terdengar, tidak terbaca apa-apa berita mengatakan ada tangkapan oleh SPR atau polis terhadap mana-mana pihak yang membawa keluar atau menghilangkan kertas undi yang telah dikeluarkan," kata Azlan.

Katanya. kemenangan semua calon bagi setiap kerusi itu pada PRU lalu adalah tidak sah dan terbatal sehinggalah kertas undi itu disemak dan disahkan semula.

"Tujuan enam laporan dibuat agar pihak berkuasa termasuk polis menyiasatnya. Sebagai rakyat Malaysia, saya menjunjung semangat Perlembagaan dan Rukun Negara khususnya Keluhuran dan Kedaulatan Undang-undang.

Dalam laporan polisnya yang keenam, beliau mendesak Ketua Polis Negara, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar mengambil tindakan tegas terhadap pegawainya yang cuai menjalankan tugas pada PRU lalu.

"Saya minta KPN menyiasat, menangkap dan mengambil tindakan terhadap pegawai polis yang bertugas pada masa itu disebabkan terbukti cuai, tidak amanah, tidak melaksanakan tanggungjawabnya dan membenarkan jenayah berlaku didepan matanya," katanya lagi.






Sumber: KeadilanDaily

Lim Guan Eng

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Lim Guan Eng


DAP Will Fight In Court For Malaysians Overseas Whose Passports Were Revoked By The BN Federal Government Because Of Political Involvement In Opposing The Corruption And Abuse Of Power Of BN.(en/cn)

Posted: 05 Jun 2013 02:37 AM PDT

Press Statement by DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng and MP for Bagan in Kuala Lumpur on 5 June 2013.

DAP will fight in court for Malaysians overseas whose passports were revoked by the BN Federal government because of political involvement in opposing the corruption and abuse of power of BN. DAP will not stand idly by and watch Malaysians persecuted and victimised merely for exercising their fundamental human rights of expressing their political beliefs.

According to news reports, Immigration Director-General Datuk Alias Ahmad has confirmed that the Immigration Department would revoke the passports of 6,564 Malaysians who have been blacklisted for tarnishing the image of the country overseas, including those who took part in demonstrations overseas. Alias had earlier denied a Malay daily report quoting him as citing Section 8 of the Immigration Act 1959/63 or the Passports Act 1966 to support the decision to cancel the passports of blacklisted Malaysians.

However, by referring to the case of Federal Government vs Loh Wai Kong 1979, he insisted that the government has the right to "issue, not issue, delay the issuance of or revoke a passport". Alias has also assured that the revocation of the passports will be done "justly".

This "reassurance" is a mockery of the rights of Malaysians, especially when former Bar Council President and Bersih 2.0 co-chairperson Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan has pointed out that the Immigration Department does not have the right to do so, citing a 2009 Federal Court ruling that disapproved of the decision in 1979. In other words any such attempt to revoke Malaysian passports who are overseas is unlawful.

Although Alias has now promised to make further clarifications next week, the DAP demands that Prime Minister Dato' Sri Najib Razak immediately make the government's stand clear and to reassure Malaysians that their rights will not be revoked simply for dissenting peacefully. Such a threat is not only against natural justice, undemocratic and an act of political retribution but also goes against the very grain of national reconciliation that has been proposed by Najib himself.

DAP fully supports Datuk Ambiga in demanding that the Federal government abandons its attempt to frighten and strike fear into overseas Malaysians with threats to revoke their passports for opposing BN. I will direct the head of DAP Legal team headed by DAP MP for Puchong Gobind Singh Deo to get DAP's lawyers take up cases of any Malaysian whose passports were revoked because of their support for PR or their opposition for BN.

LIM GUAN ENG

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民主行动党秘书长及峇眼国会议员林冠英于2013年6月5日在吉隆坡发表的文告。

行动党将会上法庭捍卫只因参与反抗国阵贪污滥权的政治活动,就遭受国阵联邦政府撤销护照的海外马来西亚人。

行动党将会上法庭捍卫只因参与反抗国阵贪污滥权的政治活动,就遭受国阵联邦政府撤销护照的海外马来西亚人。行动党绝不会袖手旁观眼巴巴看着马来西亚公民只因为履行他们的基本人权表达他们的政治信仰却遭受对付。

根据报导,移民厅总监拿督阿利亚斯已经证实移民厅将会撤销6千564名大马人的护照,原因是他们在海外破坏国家形象而被列入黑名单。阿利亚斯较早前否认一份马来日报引述他的言论称会援引1959/1963年移民法令第8条或1966年护照法令以支持撤销这些被列入黑名单的大马人士的护照。

无论如何,阿利亚斯还援用1979年联邦政府对Loh Wai Kong的案例,坚持政府拥有"发出、不发出、延后发出或撤销护照"的权力。阿利亚斯还保证可以"正当地"撤销这些护照。

这项所谓"保证"完全践踏着大马人的权力,特别是当前律师公会会长及净选盟主席拿督安美嘉援引2009年联邦法院推翻1979年的决策,指出移民厅没有权力这样做。换句话说要撤销海外大马人护照的措举,根本是违法。

虽然阿利亚斯如今承诺将在下周作出进一步说明,但行动党要求首相拿督斯里纳吉必须针对这件事马上表达政府的立场,并保证大马人不会因为和平表达异议而被撤销应有的权力。这种威吓不只违反正义、不民主及政治报复,也违反纳吉一直高呼的国家和解。

行动党全力支持拿督安美嘉要求联邦政府放弃只因为反对国阵而撤销海外大马人护照的威吓行动。我将指示以浦种国会议员哥宾星为首的行动党法律团队,以行动党的律师承接海外大马人因为支持民联或反对国阵而被撤销护照的案子。

林冠英

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Comment on AirAsia & AirAsia X have not handed over unclaimed airport taxes to MAHB by Mat

Posted: 05 Jun 2013 01:34 AM PDT

That pariah is at it again. just take the necessary actions against them. Waste no time.

Comment on AirAsia & AirAsia X have not handed over unclaimed airport taxes to MAHB by Kanalingam

Posted: 05 Jun 2013 12:25 AM PDT

TF was known to have said that AA did not get government help for its “success”. To him “success” mean with his hypes and spins in the friendly newspapers like The Star. You can see for yourself that no negative news on AirAsia or AirAsia X was ever published in the Star. But for MAS it is a different story altogether. MAHB or the government, what are the actions to be taken against AA and AirAsia X for not handing over the unclaimed airport taxes of the no-show passengers?

Comment on AirAsia & AirAsia X have not handed over unclaimed airport taxes to MAHB by I fly Anything-But-AllAlcoholics

Posted: 04 Jun 2013 06:18 PM PDT

RM25m subsidy by the Government for AA.
RM7m Rakyat money kept by AA for themselves.

Surely, these are ok to help AA be a success story to inspire Rakyat and to convince Rakyat that Everyone can “fly” (literally and metaphorically as in being successful)?

I don’t mind not having fake “champions” who quietly depend on government subsidies, unethical practices, continuous government changes in regulation to suit AA’s lower-than-acceptable global safety standards. But hey, Rakyat vote with your actions, Rakyat vote to make AA successful by flying AA.

Rakyat deserve everything that Rakyat get.

Comment on AirAsia & AirAsia X have not handed over unclaimed airport taxes to MAHB by Azim

Posted: 04 Jun 2013 11:26 AM PDT

What do you expect from Aziz Bakar the kuncu of TF. I will not be surprised if he were to tell you that they didn’t owe airport tax previously and they wanted to pay but MAHB refused to accept the airport tax. It is all bullshit. If AA is sincere then it should have refunded the airport for no show passenger and no deduction for administration charges. Aziz Bakar is full of bullshit.

My journey - Wong Hon Wai 黃漢偉

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My journey - Wong Hon Wai 黃漢偉


Participate in International Museum Day Celebration at Kuching, Sarawak

Posted: 05 Jun 2013 09:15 AM PDT



Sitting together with Dr Hans from Germany. He is the President of ICOM (International Council of Museums) 


With Haryany, Curator of Penang State Museum. 

Close encounter with the CM of Sarawak. He officiated and visited the booth for International Museum Day.

Khalid Samad

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Khalid Samad


Sepatutnya Balai Polis Paling Selamat

Posted: 04 Jun 2013 03:47 PM PDT

Ahli Parlimen Shah Alam Khalid Samad berkata, kejadian tiga tahanan mati di dalam lokap dalam masa dua minggu akan menjatuhkan imej serta reputasi polis sekiranya tiada tindakan tegas diambil pada pegawai yang terlibat.

Beliau juga berkata, selaku badan yang sepatutnya menjaga keselamatan rakyat, anggota polis yang melakukan kesalahan sehingga menyebabkan tahanan di dalam lokap terbunuh perlu dikenakan tindakan yang tegas serta tidak dilindungi oleh undang-undang.

"Sepatutnya balai polis jadi tempat ruang terselamat bagi mana-mana orang kerana ia tempat yang mengikut undang-undang.

"Bila perkara begini berlaku dan menteri dalam negeri tak ambil tindakan tegas, ini menjatuhkan imej dan reputasi polis dan juga menghilangkan kepercayaan rakyat pada polis," katanya dalam sidang media di Shah Alam hari ini.

Dalam masa kira-kira dua minggu, sebanyak tiga insiden kematian tahanan dalam lokap iaitu pada 21 Mei, N Dhamendran, 32, mati ketika ditahan di lokap Ibu Pejabat Polis Kontinjen Kuala Lumpur.

Pada 26 Mei pula, R Jamesh Ramesh, 40, ditemui mati sehari selepas ditahan di Ibu Pejabat Polis Kontinjen Pulau Pinang. Manakala, pada 1 Jun lalu pula, jurutera P Karuna Nithi, 42, mati dalam tahanan polis di Tampin, Negeri Sembilan.

Sehubungan itu, Menteri Dalam Negeri Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi dalam sidang medianya semalam pula berkata, anggota polis yang didakwa terlibat dengan kematian Dhamendran akan digantung tugas hariannya.

Bagaimanapun, mengulas mengenai tiga kematian tahanan tersebut, Zahid yang mempertahankan pasukan polis berkata, tidak adil jika menyalahkan pasukan polis secara keseluruhan hanya disebabkan tindakan sesetengah anggota yang melampaui garis panduan operasi siasatan.

Berita ihsan Malaysiakini
-Pejabat YB Khalid Samad-

Tunggu Kebenaran JKR Lawat Tapak Hospital Shah Alam

Posted: 04 Jun 2013 03:46 PM PDT

Ahli Parlimen Shah Alam Khalid Samad berkata beliau menunggu surat daripada Jabatan Kerja Raya (JKR) Pusat selama empat bulan berhubung permohonannya melawat tapak serta laporan projek pembinaan hospital di kawasannya.

Selaku wakil rakyat Shah Alam, Khalid berkata beliau bertanggungjawab untuk mengetahui perkembangan pembinaan hospital tersebut.

Katanya lagi, surat permohonan untuk melawat tapak serta laporan tentang projek pembinaan itu telah diberi kepada syarikat kontraktor pembinaan pada Februari lalu.

Bagaimanapun, katanya, syarikat tersebut meminta beliau yang juga ahli jawatankuasa PAS pusat, untuk memohon pada JKR negeri pada bulan yang sama.

"Lepas hantar surat pada JKR negeri, dia jawab kena dapatkan kelulusan daripada JKR Pusat dan saya telah hantar surat. Sampai sekarang saya tak dapat surat balasan.

"Ini bukan nak bina tempat simpan nuklear. Ini hospital. Apa susah sangat nak beri kebenaran dan laporan. Mereka cuma perlu beri penerangan dan sejauhmana projek itu dah berjalan seperti yang dirancang.

"Ini bukan milik Umno. Ini milik rakyat. Bukan guna duit Umno tapi duit rakyat. Dan saya wakil rakyat kepada rakyat Shah Alam," katanya.

Beliau yang juga timbalan pesuruhjaya PAS III Selangor berkata demikian dalam sidang media di pejabatnya hari ini.

Sebelum ini penangguhan berhubung projek tersebut berlaku ekoran pertukaran tender kepada kotraktor pembinaan. Hospital yang terletak di Seksyen 7 Shah Alam itu dijangka siap pada Oktober tahun ini.

Pada Disember tahun lalu, menteri kerja raya ketika itu Datuk Seri Shaziman Abu Mansor dilapor berkata kerja-kerja struktur hospital itu 98 peratus siap namun masih perlu menunggu kerja mekanikal dan kerja elektrik.

Bagaimanapun, katanya, kerja-kerja berkenaan dijangka siap pada Oktober 2013 dan akan menyediakan 300 katil dan membantu mengurangkan kesesakan di Hospital Tuanku Ampuan Rahimah, Klang.

Pemimpin PAS itu juga mendakwa daripada sumber dalaman yang diperolehinya, projek itu kini tertangguh lebih 70 hari .

Sehubungan itu, Khalid meminta supaya Menteri Kerja Raya yang baru Datuk Fadillah Yusof supaya campur tangan berhubung perkara ini.

"Jadi saya minta supaya menteri kerja raya yang baru supaya ambil kira tentang perkara ini dan beri kebenaran kepada saya untuk melawat tapak dan beri laporan perkembangan projek," katanya lagi.

Berita ihsan Malaysiakini
-Pejabat YB Khalid Samad-

Anwar Ibrahim

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Anwar Ibrahim


‘EC can’t dismiss ballot-paper buying claim’

Posted: 04 Jun 2013 11:50 PM PDT

Malaysiakini

The Election Commission (EC) cannot simply say that it has nothing to do with the police report lodged by its officers, alleging the buying of ballot papers by a BN candidate, said PKR’s Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli.

He told reporters this is because the EC is constitutionally duty-bound to safeguard its reputation and the credibility of the electoral process.

NONE“(EC deputy chairperson) Wan Ahmad (Wan Omar) likes to scold us and then, when a police report is lodged, he goes into quiet mode," Rafizi(centre in photo) told a press conference today.

“This is his responsibility. If a report was made by the EC’s own officers, then it is his constitutional duty to clear the air, explain and to nullify the election (results) if it is true."

He also rubbished a claim by the BN's Hulu Besut representative Nawi Mohamad that he is not involved.

“(Nawi) only said ‘there is no such thing’, as easy as that, which is the standard Umno answer.

“They are saying a police report is not evidence enough and that anyone can lodge one, not realising that there are penalties for false reports."

Rafizi said the fact that the EC officer was willing to put herself forward to be investigated and to give evidence lends credence to her claim.

"But at least Nawi is nicer than Shahrizat," he said, referring to former Umno Wanita chief Shahrizat Abdul Jalil who has sued him for allegedly defaming her over the National Feedlot Corporation exposes.

Nawi had told KiniTV he did not buy any postal ballot paper, while Wan Ahmad told Sinar Harian that the claim has nothing to do with the EC.

Yesterday, Rafizi provided media with a copy of a police report lodged by an individual claiming to be an EC officer.

The individual said that her postal ballot paper was "bought" by Nawi for RM100, and when she asked for the paper back, the ballot was already marked for BN.

KL ‘Black 505′: Pakatan wants Dataran Merdeka but …

Posted: 04 Jun 2013 11:49 PM PDT

Malaysiakini

Pakatan Rakyat will write to Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and the police today to state their intention to hold the Kuala Lumpur legof the 'Black 505′ rally at Padang Merbok on June 15.

azlanPKR strategy director Rafizi Ramli said, however, the coalition's first choice for the 2pm rally would be the iconic Dataran Merdeka, about a kilometre away.

“Our wish and intention is to hold the rally at Dataran, but we take heed of the constant reminders by the police to avoid Dataran," he told a press conference today.

“In a mutually beneficial move, we take this initiative. But if the police and DBKL do not mind, we would like to assemble at Dataran."

He said Pakatan is choosing Padang Merbok for now to avoid going “back and forth” in negotiations, which could lead to delay.

The Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 requires that authorities be informed 10 days in advance of any gathering, and that written permission is obtained from venue owners.

Padang Merbok is managed by DBKL.

Rafizi reiterated that the rally is to demand the resignation of the Election Commission, as well as reinstatement of an interim panel that is agreed upon by the BN, Pakatan and civil society groups like Bersih to spearhead electoral reform.

NONE“The time when the BN decides on its own is over. We can discuss terms of reference for the appointment of a new EC, but (there will be) no compromise unless all members resign immediately,” he said.

He said the rally will also demand that a re-election be called in 30 parliamentary constituencies, under the watch of the proposed interim EC.

It will further demand that amendments to electoral laws and the intended redelineation exercise is halted until the interim panel is in place.

“We are apprehensive about (Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s) announcement that the EC will be under a parliamentary select committee (PSC), as this is nothing but a delay tactic.

“We have been down this path (before) … the PSC is made of a majority of BN members, and there will be delays, and further delays."

‘PAS leaders, members will be there’

Also at the press conference was PAS deputy secretary-general Syed Azman Syed Nawawi, who refuted claims that the party is not behind the 'Black 505′ rallies nationwide.

He said that the entire PAS top leadership will be present at the KL rally and that the party will mobilise members and supporters to attend as well.

NONEPKR’s Sungai Petani MP Johari Abdul said the event will take on a “festive” mood and will “safe and non-confrontational” just like the many 'Black 505′ rallies held since May 8.

“There have been many young people who come in a respectful and orderly manner, and this is encouraging as it shows that the nation is maturing fast,” he said.

Prior to the Kuala Lumpur event, Black 505 rallies will be held in Perlis on June 10, in Sungai Petani, Kedah, on June 11 and in Batu Pahat, Johor, on June 14.

“We are inviting everyone, whether party members or not and including BN members, to come and listen as this is part of political education,” he added.

Malaysia: Drop Charges Against ‘Blackout 505’

Posted: 04 Jun 2013 11:23 PM PDT

Human Rights Watch

Demonstrators gather to protest against recent election results in Petaling Jaya

The Malaysian authorities should stop prosecuting activists and opposition figures involved in rallies protesting the recent elections, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to Prime Minister Najib Razak.

At least six alleged organizers of the "Blackout 505" rallies have been charged with violating Malaysia's Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 for failing to give police the required 10-day advance notification. On May 22, police also arrested 18 peaceful protesters at a candlelight vigil outside the Jinjang police station in Kuala Lumpur.

"Prosecuting activists for organizing peaceful protests makes a mockery of the prime minister's promises to establish a rights-respecting government in Malaysia," said Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director. "The government should drop the charges against the six activists and publicly pledge to cease bringing cases against organizers of peaceful protests."

The "Blackout 505" rallies in Selangor, Penang, Ipoh, Perak, Negri Sembilan, Johor Bahru, and other parts of Malaysia attracted large numbers protesting the results of, and alleged malfeasance during, the country's May general elections. The well-ordered demonstrations have generally been confined to clearly defined spaces or venues, such as sports stadiums and empty fields.

Statements by prominent public officials called into question the government's commitment to protect the right to peaceful assembly. For example, Minister of Home Affairs Ahmad Zahid Hamidi told the media that people had to stop the post-election gatherings, and "if they still want to continue, then they will have to pay the price." Kuala Lumpur Police Chief Mohmad Salleh said the police refused to tolerate the candlelight vigil, "as it will only cause agitation among the public."

The 10-day notice provision under the Peaceful Assembly Act is contrary to international human rights standards and should be amended along with other problematic parts of the law to protect public assembly and free expression. The United Nations special rapporteur on freedom of assembly and of association, Maina Kai, reported to the UN Human Rights Council in April 2013 that "peaceful protests should not be viewed as a threat" by governments. He flagged lengthy notification periods and recommended a maximum notice requirement of 48 hours.

Human Rights Watch called on the Malaysian authorities to drop the charges against the "Blackout 505" protest organizers, and to end harassment and police investigations of other organizers. The Malaysian government should amend the Peaceful Assembly Act and other laws that infringe on the rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of association.

"Prime Minister Najib should understand that addressing the issues surrounding the May elections means listening to his opponents – not prosecuting them for asserting the right to have their voices heard," Robertson said.

Mohamad Taufek Abd Ghani

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Mohamad Taufek Abd Ghani


Apakah rakyat kurang menggunakan perkhidmatan keretapi pada ketika ini?

Posted: 04 Jun 2013 08:05 AM PDT


KTMB henti lapan perkhidmatan
4 Jun 2013

KUALA LUMPUR - Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) akan memberhentikan lapan perkhidmatannya termasuk empat perkhidmatan dari Kuala Lumpur ke Butterworth dan sebaliknya iaitu melibatkan perkhidmatan Ekspres Sinaran Utara dan Senandung Mutiara mulai 1 Julai ini.

KTMB dalam kenyataan di sini semalam berkata, dua perkhidmatan antara Tumpat dan Woodlands CIQ di Singapura iaitu Ekspres Sinaran Timur dan dua perkhidmatan antara Gemas dan Woodlands CIQ iaitu Shuttle Tebrau turut diberhentikan.

Katanya, penstrukturan semula perkhidmatan kereta api KTMB itu dibuat selepas mengambil kira keperluan kerja baik pulih dan menaik taraf koc sedia ada serta perkembangan projek landasan berkembar yang sedang berjalan termasuk aspek permintaan penumpang.

"Dengan penstrukturan semula jadual waktu itu, perkhidmatan kereta api antara bandar diharapkan dapat memberi perkhidmatan yang lebih baik kepada pelanggan," menurut kenyataan itu.

N50 Dun Sri Muda

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N50 Dun Sri Muda


KEADILAN Menanti Ketua Pembangkang BN Selangor. Siapa ?

Posted: 04 Jun 2013 08:39 PM PDT

PETALING JAYA: Siapa Ketua Pembangkang dari Barisan Nasional (BN) Selangor masih belum diputuskan sehingga hari ini walaupun Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) akan bersidang pada 28 Jun.
Buat kali kedua atau penggal kedua selepas Pilihan Raya Umum ke 12 (PRU-12) pada 2008, BN Selangor terpaksa menyesuaikan diri sebagai ahli-ahli pembangkang ataupun kini mereka sudah pun dapat menyesuaikan diri bagaimana hendak memainkan peranan sebagai parti pembangkang.
Menurut sumber, lima nama wakil rakyat BN telah disenarai pendek untuk mengisi jawatan Ketua Pembangkang yang perlu diputuskan segera atau paling lewat sebelum 21 Jun ini.
Mereka ialah Datuk Amiruddin Setro (Jeram), Datuk Shamsudin Lias (Sungai Burong), Abdul Shukur Idrus (Kuang), Datuk Johan Abdul Aziz (Semenyih) dan Sulaiman Abdul Razak (Permatang).
Ketua Pembangkang yang baru akan menggantikan Datuk Satim Diman yang tidak bertanding dalam PRU-13 pada 5 Mei lalu.
Sesiapa pun yang dipilih, beliau mestilah seorang yang vokal dan berani menyuarakan masalah dan keperluan rakyat. Pemimpin tersebut perlu memainkan peranan yang proaktif dalam memantau bajet kerana ia adalah wang rakyat.
"Oleh itu, penekanan yang mencukupi mesti dibuat pada aspek ini dalam mesyuarat DUN nanti," kata sumber tersebut.
Tetapi sesiapa sahaja yang dipilih BN negeri untuk mengisi jawatan itu akan menghadapi tugas berat kerana kejayaan kerajaan negeri pimpinan Pakatan Rakyat mengurus sumber alam dan dana negeri dengan bijaksana dan berhemah.
Memandangkan pentadbiran Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim selama ini telus dan bebas rasuah malah pengurusan kewangannya ibarat 'past with flying colours' maka agak sukar bagi mana-mana pemimpin BN negeri untuk menimbulkan isu kewangan di DUN nanti.
Malahan Abdul Khalid mengakui bahawa beliau seorang yang 'kedekut' dan berjimat cermat dalam perbelanjaan negeri sehingga dikritik oleh ahli partinya sendiri pada Kongres Nasional PKR ke 9 di Petaling Jaya pada 25 Mei lalu.
Sejak mengambil alih tampuk pemerintahan negeri, Abdul Khalid berjaya menambah rizab dana negeri dari RM400 juta kepada RM2.6 bilion dalam tempoh lima tahun sahaja.
Sebab itu, apabila timbul isu pelantikan menteri besar Selangor tempoh hari, ketiga-tiga pemimpin DAP, PAS dan PKR hanya menghantar satu nama sahaja, iaitu nama Abdul Khalid, untuk dipersembah dan diperkenan oleh Sultan Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.
Kerajaan negeri telah menetapkan 21 Jun ini bagi tarikh majlis angkat sumpah pelantikan Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) dari DAP Hannah Yeoh sebagai Speaker dan timbalannya dan juga Adun Seri Setia Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad.
Hannah Yeoh muncul sebagi wanita pertama dilantik Speaker, baik di DUN maupun di Dewan Negara dan Dewan Rakyat sejak negara mencapai kemerdekaan pada 31 Ogos 1957

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Tun M Akui UMNO Mewujudkan Perasaan Takut Kepada Orang Melayu

Posted: 04 Jun 2013 08:28 PM PDT


PETALING JAYA: Tidak sampai seminggu selepas Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak melahirkan rasa bangga dengan kekuatan dan kejayaan Umno memenangi 88 kerusi parlimen, hakikat ini disanggah oleh mantan perdana menteri Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Perdana Menteri dan juga Presiden Umno itu mendakwa jumlah kerusi parlimen yang dimenangi Umno hampir menyamai jumlah 89 kerusi parlimen yang dimenangi Pakatan Rakyat (DAP, PAS dan PKR).
Kenyataan ini disanggah oleh Dr Mahathir ketika bercakap kepada pemberita di Yogyakarta, di mana menurut beliau kemenangan Umno dalam Pilihan Raya Umum yang lalu bukanlah disebabkan kekuatan atau perpaduan dalam Umno.
Tetapi disebabkan perasaan takut orang Melayu terutama kepada parti lawan yang dipimpin oleh Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim bersama DAP yang mahu menubuhkan kerajaan persekutuan di Malaysia.
"Kalau mereka mendirikan kerajaan di Malaysia, sudah tentu nasib orang Melayu akan menjadi lebih buruk. Sebab itu mereka memberikan sokongan kepada Umno," kata Dr Mahathir, dipetik dari blog kerengga.
Najib melahirkan perasaan bangga dengan pencapaian Umno walaupun sebenarnya prestasinya lebih buruk berbanding dengan prestasi bekas perdana menteri Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi (Pak Lah).
Pak Lah ketika beliau menjadi perdana menteri berjaya memperolehi 140 kerusi parlimen untuk Barisan Nasional (BN) pada PRU-12 berbanding dengan prestasi Najib yang merosot kerana hanya berjaya mendapat 133 kerusi.
Tindakan Najib untuk menggambarkan kekuatan Umno dan kejayaannya membawa kemenangan 88 kerusi bagi Umno berbanding 79 kerusi yang dicapai oleh Pak Lah pada 2008, tidak lain adalah bertujuan agar ahli Umno tidak cuba menjatuhkannya.
Tetapi dengan kenyataan Dr Mahathir ini yang menyanggah kenyataan Najib berhubung kekuatan dan kejayaan Umno ini pastinya akan menimbulkan senario baru dalam Umno.
Dr Mahathir juga secara tidak langsung mengakui kemenangan Umno adalah kerana kejayaan program menakut-nakutkan orang Melayu mengenai DAP yang sering dipropagandakan dengan fahaman ekstremis Cina yang mahu menghapuskan hak istimewa orang Melayu.


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