Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 4.6.2013.
Malaysia should not follow the Singaporean model to regulate online portals because this violates the Malaysia MSC Bill of Guarantees that there will be no internet censorship. DAP regrets that newly-minted Communications and Multimedia Minister Ahmad Shabery Cheek is starting off his tenure by breaking BN’s earliest promise of not censoring the internet in wanting to regulate online portals. Where is BN’s “Janji ditepati”?
Ahmad Shabery should be granting freedom to the media and the press instead of trying to further choke off any limited space of press freedom found in the internet. Why should Malaysia follow Singapore in regulating online portals when Singapore performed worse than Malaysia in press freedom?
According to Reporters Without Borders, Malaysia fell 23 places from 2012 to 145th this year in the 2013 Press Freedom Index because “access to information is becoming more and more limited”. Reporters Without Borders said that Malaysia’s “sorry record” was caused by the government’s repeated efforts to censor information.
“Despite an all-out battle by rights activists and online media outlets, a campaign of repression by the government, illustrated by the crackdown on the ‘Bersih 3.0’ protest in April, and repeated censorship efforts, continue to undermine basic freedoms, in particular the right to information,”
Only Singapore performed worse than Malaysia at 149th place. Is Malaysia going to compare itself with the better or the worse-off ones?
As Ahmad Shabery now considers online portals to be mainstream media, he wants to control them like BN controls the mainstream media. This appears to be BN’s main agenda after the online news portal were blamed for causing the BN to lose the popular vote for the first time in history in the 2013 general elections.
BN is blaming everyone except their own selves for this historic defeat, from the Chinese community to the online news portal, when PR won 51% of the popular vote compared to BN’s 47% or 385,899 more votes than BN. Such proposed regulation is not progress but regression.
Ahmad Shabery was not impressive in his previous stints as Information Minister and then Youth and Sports Minister, as he has no outstanding achievements to show off. However his suggestion to regulate the internet shows that he is worse than his predecessor Tan Sri Rais Yatim in failing to take a national or international perspective, and pandering to the UMNO constituency in preparation for the UMNO party elections later this year.
How Can Screening The Racist Hate Film On May 13 Riots “Tanda Putera” Be Compatible With Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s Call For National Reconciliation And The Country to Move Forward With Less Politicking?
Another proof that Ahmad Shabery is worse than Tan Sri Rais Yatim is his decision to release the racist hate film ‘Tanda Putera’ on August 29 in cinemas nationwide. This racist hate film on May 13, 1969 riots panders to extremism and again blame non-Malays for igniting the May 13 riots.
It also contained malicious lies against DAP leaders, especially DAP leader Lim Kit Siang, who was never in Kuala Lumpur throughout the entire period but was in Sabah. For these reasons, Rais refused to allow cinemas to screen this film nation-wide.
For Ahmad Shabery to permit the screening of this hate film ‘Tanda Putera’ because he said that it has a “national theme”, is not only divisive and discriminatory but also promotes lies, hatred and fear. How can screening the racist hate film on May 13 riots “Tanda Putera” be compatible with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s call for national reconciliation and the country to move forward with less politicking?
Ahmad Shabery is gravely mistaken to think that UMNO can win back lost Malay or non-Malay votes by taking a hard-line racist and extremist stand that creates fear and hatred to frighten both Malay and non-Malay voters to return to BN. Such tactics backfired badly in the recent general elections, when more than 42% of Malay voters especially young voters abandoned BN by voting for PR.
LIM GUAN ENG
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So sometime back, some buddies and I went for dinner at Wondermama for a mysterious present exchange. But before we move on to that, let’s check out some food we ordered that night.
Oh btw, this is Wondermama, Bangsar Village.
My mee siam with fried chicken. Super yummeh
Nasi lemak with green curry if not mistaken
Some pasta. Lol
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PopCap uploaded the first official trailer video of Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time on YouTube and announced that the game will be exclusively for Apple App Store.
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Sabah PKR MP Darell Leiking today demanded the state spell out how long it is barring entry to opposition leaders, saying the information was crucial to help plan future programmes.
Specifically referring to the deportation of Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar last Thursday, Leiking questioned if Sabah Deputy Speaker Datuk Johnny Mositun had been accurate when he claimed the ban had just been for a day.
“Can I ask Datuk Johnny Mositun on what is that ‘threat to the state security’ that Nurul Izzah poses to Sabah and can he confirm that she is banned only for that day only?
“His verification will be of great help for us to find out and to get bottom of the facts as there are many speculations as to why Nurul was denied entry and deported from Sabah,” the Penampang MP said in a statement here.
Leiking was referring to Mositun’s remarks in the Daily Express today where the latter was quoted saying that Nurul Izzah had been barred from entering Sabah last week for just a day and because she was deemed a threat to state security.
From the statement, Leiking said it was reasonable to assume that Mositun was privy and aware of the actual reason behind Nurul Izzah’s deportation.
The deputy PKR secretary-general, however, also asked for confirmation from Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman on whether the ban had been a pre-planned decision by the state Cabinet.
Earlier today, The Malaysian Insider reported the contents of a leaked letter from Musa’s office to the state’s Immigration Department confirming that apart from Nurul Izzah, her father Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Lim Kit Siang, Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan and Rafizi Ramli are also on a blacklist barring them from entering the east Malaysian state.
The May 21 letter, which sports the letterhead from Musa’s office, also says the list was given the Sabah Cabinet’s stamp of approval following its first meeting last month on May 15 – 10 days after the 13th general election.
“The Cabinet has agreed that the chief minister invoke his absolute powers under the Immigration Act, and in accordance with certification from the Sabah Royal Malaysian Police Special Branch chief, not to land these individuals to Sabah,” the letter said, before it listed out the names of the five politicians and Bersih 2.0 co-chairman.
According to Sabah DAP chief Jimmy Wong, a reliable source from the Immigration Department had leaked a copy of the first page of the document to him.
The document was emailed to The Malaysian Insider this morning. From the single page, the duration of the blacklist or its reason, was not stated.
When contacted, Lim described the ban “ridiculous”, pointing out that the government was making a mockery of democracy by not only banning its own citizens from entering a state in the country, but legally elected representatives.
“Of course this is not my first time… I am probably the most banned leader… I’ve been banned from Sabah, from Sarawak… but I thought we have passed those days.
“It looks like we are still in the thick of it,” he complained.
Last Thursday, Nurul Izzah was barred from entering Sabah upon arriving in Kota Kinabalu to celebrate Pesta Kaamatan, or the Harvest Festival, in her personal capacity.
Explaining the ban on Saturday, Musa was reported saying that those who pose a threat to the Sabah ideals of peace harmony will not be welcomed to the state.
He added that state never restricted other opposition leaders before the polls, but believed Nurul Izzah had different intentions this time.
“Now that the elections are over, their leader refuses to accept the verdict. It is a case of sour grapes and ungentlemanly conduct. He wants to rile up the masses to rally throughout the country to show his, and I repeat, his discontent,” he said.
“We have reason to believe that Nurul Izzah’s intentions to come to Sabah, this time around, may not be as innocent as she or her fellow opposition members make it out to be,” he added.
Thirty-nine years ago, a little-known incident in Baling caused a seismic shift in Malaysian politics, but very few Malaysians are aware of the incident or realise its significance and the impact it created.
If the full details of this incident had been divulged in 1974, the government might have fallen. The Baling incident caused a nightmare for Abdul Razak Hussein, the prime minister at the time.
Today, the nightmare is recurring for Najib Abdul Razak, the leader of the current minority government. Najib feels he has no alternative but to instigate several crackdowns on the rakyat.
The Baling event referred to is not the historic meeting in 1955 of Tunku Abdul Rahman, who was the head of the Malayan government and Chin Peng, the leader of the Communist Party of Malaya (CPM).
Nor was it the Memali Incident of 1985, the shameful massacre of a defenceless community by forces loyal to Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s government.
The Baling Incident (BI) which occurred in 1974 was shrouded in secrecy. It was a series of many small expressions of the bottled-up feelings of anger, betrayal, fear and resentment, of the rural poor.
In present-day Malaysia, the rakyat participated in democracy marches and rallies against oppression, injustice and the dictatorial rule of Najib and the BN government. In 1974, it was Abdul Razak, Najib’s father, who faced similar marches against social injustices.
The root cause of the BI was abject poverty and starvation. The rubber smallholders faced ruin when the global price of rubber plummeted. The farmers could not cope with the rising cost of living and rural families had to forage for food in the jungles.
Bizarrely, in 1974 Abdul Razak (right) announced in Parliament that the civil servants’ allowance would be increased by 50 percent, from RM1,000 to RM1,500.
When news broke of the deaths of a few children from eating ubi gadong, a type of poisonous wild yam, to stave off hunger pangs, the social unrest reached a tipping point. At its peak, around 25,000 of the rural poor took to the streets.
Like father, like son; both Abdul Razak and Najib unleashed the might of the FRU and the police on peaceful protesters. Najib is a politician without imagination, but he knew that brutal action had served his father well.
A dark chapter in our history
In 2013 Najib merely employed his father’s tried and tested methods of retaliation. The consequences of 1974 opened a dark chapter in our history.
Then, like now, information was heavily censored. Abdul Razak did not want the rakyat to know that an uprising had occurred in Kedah.
Five years earlier, the country had been overwhelmed by the May 13 clashes. The Chinese were convenient scapegoats.
Abdul Razak was in a quandary. The district of Baling was mainly populated by Malays. The significance of the BI had to be suppressed.
In the BI there was no Chinese element, or communist subversives at work. BI was social unrest – a revolt by Malay smallholders and farmers. Peaceful hunger marches throughout Baling spread outwards from Baling town, Kulim and Sik.
News travelled fast and despite media censorship in 1974, students at Universiti Malaya, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and Kolej Mara, as well as the universities’ teaching fraternity expressed their support for the uprising. They organised a series of meetings and urged the government to address the plight of the poor.
Syed Husin Ali (right), then an associate professor at Universiti Malaya, said: “At first they (the students) demonstrated within their campus. The police fired tear gas but some cannisters landed on the nearby squatter settlement, injuring some children.
“The students joined forces and gathered in the centre of KL. When the police acted against them, they took refuge in the National Mosque. Over 1,000 students were arrested and detained for a few days.
“Some squatters joined some students to ‘run riot’ at the highway, putting up blockades and smashing traffic lights.”
Abdul Razak warned of tough reprisals and over 40 students and lecturers were detained under the ISA. Among them was Anwar Ibrahim, who was detained for two years.
Syed Husin said: “I was detained for six years. I was an associate professor and considered recalcitrant for refusing to admit guilt.
“I was accused of being pro-communist and the brain behind the demos. They wanted me to serve as an example to create fear among those academic staff to prevent them from following my path.
“I think these are the reasons why I was incarcerated up to six years.”
The education minister then was Mahathir. He and Ungku Aziz, the vice-chancellor of UM at the time, produced the Universities and University Colleges Act (UUCA).
The UUCA has effectively curbed students’ freedom and deprived universities of their autonomy. Students and lecturers are fearful of speaking out on issues which are deemed sensitive to BN. Our universities have never recovered from Mahathir’s despicable legacy.
Abdul Razak, his peers and successors’ children were sent abroad for their education, whilst the rest of the rakyat received a stifling Malaysian schooling.
Baling not an isolated incident
In 2013, history repeated itself and the nightmare which descended on Najib’s father is now his own.
Today, Najib has warned that he would get tough with students Adam Adli Abdul Halim and Safwan Anang as well as other dissenters. The ISA has been repealed, so what has Najib up his sleeve?
Let this column warn both Najib and Mahathir, the joint rulers of Malaysia that their efforts to subjugate the rakyat will not succeed. Baling was not an isolated incident.
Prior to BI, there were unreported acts of unrest against the BN government. In Tasik Utara, Johor Baru, poor urban Malays camped in front the residence of then MB Osman Saat to voice their disgust at being cheated of housing and land.
In 1974 and in 2013, the Malays opposed the government, but Najib has created a red herring and claimed that in GE13, it was a Chinese tsunami.
It is not! It is Malaysians fighting tyranny.
The wounds which Abdul Razak, Mahathir and Najib opened are still festering. Our awareness of their crimes and of their despotic rule are more acute.
Their policies have cast long shadows and there will be more Baling incidents until Najib and the illegitimate BN government step down.
Kebangkitan anak muda pelbagai bangsa di Malaysia menuntut perubahan sosial, ekonomi dan politik adalah yang terbesar pernah berlaku dalam sejarah negara ini, kata Ketua Umum KEADILAN, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
Justeru, percubaan media Umno-BN mencetus sentimen perkauman untuk memecah-belahkan rakyat tidak akan berjaya kerana desakan perubahan lebih kuat didorong golongan muda di Malaysia.
“Kemahuan anak muda untuk perubahan sangat tinggi. Lihat di kiri dan kanan kita. Mereka (kerajaan) tidak sedar. Desakan perubahan digerakkan oleh mereka. Majoritinya anak muda.
“Makna kebebasan dan wacana sekarang ini ialah tentang kefahaman antara bangsa-bangsa. Ini pilihan pada masa akan datang,” kata Anwar dalam program wacana bersama Profesor Dr James Piscatori dari Univesiti Durham di kediamannya semalam.
Anwar menceritakan pengalamannya dalam gerakan Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia (ABIM) yang membincangkan isu poltik Islam dan masyarakat Melayu berdepan dengan hujah perkauman dilontarkan Umno-BN ketika itu.
“Semenjak saya dari zaman ABIM, kita berhadapan dengan isu kelangsungan politik Melayu-Islam. Ia sebenarnya satu desakan dan isu ini relevan untuk dibahaskan,” kata Anwar
Namun, Anwar menegaskan beliau ketika itu tetap mengambil pendirian untuk menentang pendekatan politik perkauman yang diamalkan Umno-BN.
Malah katanya, kaedah itu diteruskan oleh rejim yang sama hari ini sebelum dan semasa kempen pilihan raya umum ke-13 berlangsung.
Namun, beliau yakin kelompok muda di Malaysia telah memahami sejarah dan menolak agenda sempit yang cuba disebarkan.
“Saya bangga dengan anak muda,” kata Anwar menegaskan setiap anak muda meskipun dari agama yang berlainan tetap mempunyai peranan dalam agenda perubahan.
Anwar merujuk pandangan ahli falsafah Perancis, Alexis de Tocqueville yang menulis di dalam karya ‘Revolt of the Masses’ bahawa kebangkitan itu itu datangnya daripada rakyat, manakala parti politik hanya sebagai ‘kenderaan’ untuk membawa tujuan.
“Meskipun dalam keadaan media Malaysia yang tidak bebas, kita masih boleh mempertahankan keyakinan kita,” katanya.
Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 3.6.2013.
Only the establishment of an Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) can prevent needless custodial deaths following the 3rd death in the police lock-up in 11 days. Karuna Nithi’s death 2 days ago in Tampin police lock-up brings to three the number of recent mortalities among suspects while under police custody. Before that, was the death of R James Ramesh in a Penang police lockup on May 26 and the brutal killing of N Dhamendran with 52 injuries, while in a KL police headquarters lockup on May 21.
The number of custodial deaths since 2000 is 219, a shocking figure that is sure to rise without any safeguards and preventive mechanism such as the IPCMC. There is no reason why the BN Federal government refuses such oversight of the police when it is recommended in 2005 by the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Police.
Whilst some of the custodial deaths may be due to natural causes, the public will continue to have grave suspicions in police interrogation methods unless the police were not only clean, but seen to be clean. Only a transparent and accountable mechanism which is available by establishing the IPCMC, can restore public confidence and reassure the public that detainees in police custody will be safe. Otherwise, the public will have recurring nightmares that should any of their loved ones be placed in police custody, they may walk not necessarily walk out alive.
The public have lost hope in new Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who does not appear interested in fighting crime but is more focused on using harsh and oppressive methods to silence any dissent. even from law-abiding citizens pressing for free, clean and fair elections. Will Datuk Seri Najib, MIC or MCA leaders walk the talk by supporting the establishment of the IPCMC whether in or outside Parliament?
Lim Guan Eng
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Kenyataan Media oleh Setiausaha Agung DAP merangkap Ahli Parlimen Bagan, Lim Guan Eng di Kuala Lumpur pada 3 Jun 2013.
Hanya dengan menubuhkan sebuah Suruhanjaya Aduan Salahlaku Polis (IPCMC) sahaja maka kes kematian dalam tahanan dapat dielakkan.
Hanya dengan menubuhkan sebuah Suruhanjaya Aduan Salahlaku Polis (IPCMC) sahaja maka kematian dalam tahanan dapat dielakkan, berikutan kematian dalam lokap ketiga dalam masa 11 hari. Kematian Karuna Nithi dua hari lalu di lokap polis Tampin menjadi jumlah kematian suspek yang ditahan polis mencecah tiga orang. Sebelum itu, R James Ramesh mati di lokap polis Pulau Pinang pada 26 Mei, manakala N Dhamendran yang dibunuh kejam dengan 52 kecederaan sewaktu ditahan di lokap ibu pejabat polis Kuala Lumpur pada 21 Mei.
Jumlah kematian dalam tahanan sejak tahun 2000 ialah 219, sebuah angka yang mengejutkan yang pastinya akan bertambah tanpa sebarang langkah dan mekanisme untuk menghalang kes sebegini kecuali dengan IPCMC. Tidak ada sebab kenapa Kerajaan Persekutuan BN tidak bersetuju dengan pengawasan pihak polis sedangkan ia telah dicadangkan oleh Suruhanjaya Siasatan Di Raja terhadap pasukan polis pada tahun 2005.
Walaupun beberapa kematian dalam tahanan mungkin disebabkan faktor semulajadi, orang awam akan terus curiga dengan cara soal siasat polis, kecuali jika pihak polis bersih dan dipastikan tidak korup. Hanya sebuah mekanisme yang telus dan akauntabel seperti IPCMC boleh mengembalikan keyakinan orang ramai dan memastikan tahanan polis selamat. Jika tidak, rakyat akan terus mengalami mimpi negeri bahawa jika mana-mana ahli keluarga mereka ditahan polis, orang yang ditahan mungkin mati dalam tahanan.
Orang ramai telah putus harapan dengan Menteri Dalam Negeri yang baru Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi yang nampaknya tidak berminat memerangi jenayah tetapi lebih menumpukan untuk menggunakan cara yang kasar dan tegas untuk membisukan suara yang tidak bersetuju dengan pihaknya. Walaupun mereka rakyat yang patuh kepada undang-undang yang menuntut pilihanraya yang bebas, adil dan bersih. Adakah Datuk Seri Najib, pemimpin MIC atau MCA akan berani mengotakan janji dengan menyokong penubuhan IPCMC di dalam dan luar Parlimen?
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Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 3.6.2013.
UMNO’s refusal to be a single party that is inclusive or multi-racial but instead insist on clinging to a single racist entity spells the death sentence on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s 1Malaysia. For UMNO Information chief and Deputy Minister Ahmad Maslan to say that it is impossible for UMNO to be a single party for all Malaysians proves that UMNO is committed to dividing Malaysians by race to maintain their hold on power.
For the past 50 years BN, UMNO, MCA and MIC have divided Malaysians by race to justify their excesses and abuses of power, especially corruption, crony capitalism and depriving or limiting the fundamental human rights. Despite BN’s loss in the 2013 general elections, when BN lost the popular vote for the first time in Malaysian history with 47% compared to PR’s 53% of the popular vote, UMNO have refused to heed the people’s rejection of racial politics.
PR won the urban Malay vote and the Malay youth vote by a clear majority. Nationally PR won around 43% of the Malay vote. UMNO’s racist message can not overcome the corruption and abuse of power. This means that Malaysians of all races have given a loud and clear message in the last general elections that they want to be “Malaysians first”, where people not cronies must come first, where good principles and policies matters more than hatred and fear.
Instead UMNO continues to cling on to Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyidin Yasin’s divisive and destructive “Malay first, Malaysian second” extremist ideology. Being Malaysian first does not mean we lose our Malay, Chinese, Dayak, Kadazan or Indian identity but that we give our paramount loyalty to our country as embodied in our national anthem “Negaraku”.
As UMNO is the dominant party, UMNO’s refusal to open up to all Malaysians means that there will be no single party for BN that is inclusive to all regardless of race. Clearly, Najib’s 1Malaysia slogan is empty of all meaning except as a propaganda exercise for the general elections to be discarded when BN have won the most number of parliamentary seats despite losing the popular vote.
Lim Guan Eng
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Kenyataan Media oleh Setiausaha Agung DAP merangkap Ahli Parlimen Bagan, Lim Guan Eng di Kuala Lumpur pada 3 Jun 2013.
Keengganan UMNO untuk menjadi satu parti tunggal yang inklusif atau berbilang kaum dan sebaliknya berkeras mahu berpegang kepada semangat parti satu kaum adalah suatu hukuman bunuh terhadap konsep 1Malaysian Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Keengganan UMNO untuk menjadi satu parti tunggal yang inklusif atau berbilang kaum dan sebaliknya berkeras mahu berpegang kepada semangat parti satu kaum adalah suatu hukuman bunuh terhadap konsep 1Malaysian Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. Kenyataan Ketua Penerangan UMNO merangkap Timbalan Menteri, Ahmad Maslan bahawa mustahil UMNO menjadi sebuah parti tunggal untuk semua rakyat Malaysia membuktikan bahawa UMNO terus-terusan mahu memecahbelahkan rakyat Malaysia mengikut kaum demi memelihara kekuasaan mereka.
Untuk lebih 50 tahun, BN UMNO, MCA dan MIC telah memecahbelahkan Malaysia menurut kaum demi menghalalkan salah guna kuasa mereka, terutamanya rasuah, kapitalisme kroni dan penafian atau menghalang hak asasi manusia. Walaupun BN kalah dalam pilihanraya umum 2013, apabila BN kalah undi popular untuk pertama kali dalam sejarah negara; dengan hanyan 47% undi berbanding 53% undi popular yang diraih Pakatan Rakyat, UMNO masih lagi enggan menerima penolakan keras masyarakat terhadap politik perkauman.
Pakatan Rakyat memenangi undi orang Melayu bandar dan anak muda Melayu dengan majoriti yang jelas. Di peringkat nasional, Pakatan Rakyat memenangi 43% undi orang Melayu. Mesej perkauman UMNO tidak mampu melampaui rasuah dan salahguna kuasa yang ia lakukan. Ini bermakna rakyat Malaysia daripada semua kaum telah memberikan mesej yang lantang dan jelas dalam PRU ke 13 yang lalu bahawa mereka mahu menjadi ‘Malaysian first’, di mana rakyat mendahului kroni, prinsip dan polisi yang baik dilihat lebih penting daripada kebencian dan ketakutan.
Sebaliknya UMNO terus berpaut kepada ideologi melampau Timbalan Perdana Menteri Tan Sri Muhyidin Yasin yang memecahbelah dan menghancurkan, “Melayu pertama, Malaysia seterusnya” (Malay first, Malaysian second). Menjadi ‘Malaysian first’ tidak bermakna kita kehilangan identiti Melayu, Cina, Dayak, Kadazan atau India tetapi ia bermakna kita menumpahkan taat setia yang tidak berbelah bagi kepada negara seperti yang termaktub dalam lagu kebangsaan kita, ‘Negaraku’.
Memandangkan UMNO adalah parti paling dominan, keengganan UMNO untuk membuka keahlian kepada semua rakyat Malaysia bermakna tidak akan satu parti pun dari BN yang menjadi inklusif buat semua tanpa mengira kaum. Jelas sekali, slogan 1Malaysia Najib tidak ada makna langsung kecuali satu usaha propaganda untuk pilihanraya yang akan terbuang akhirnya apabila BN memenangi jumlah kerusi Parlimen terbanyak walaupun kalah undi popular.
LIM GUAN ENG
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This week we have a couple of new guests – mother and son team sharing their ghost stories. We also talked about your reaction if you were to really see an apparition of ghosts.
As you all know, I have a little gadget in my car. It’s long. It’s black. It’s thick. Now if you still don’t know what it is, well, some people call it the SHARP Ion Plasmacluster.
I’ve talked about it before. Told you guys how it works and why it is such an awesome gadget. Today, I shall spill the beans on why I love this Ion Plasmacluster so much not because it cleans the air in my car… but something else that happens everyday. Shall we begin? (always wanted to say this phrase.. not sure which movie its from.. hmm)
Yes, the main purpose of the SHARP Ion Plasmacluster is of course to produce clean air in the confined space of a car, eliminated germs, bacterias and dirt that lingers around in the car while I am drive up n down the city. I can’t imagine how would I breath without this thing cos the air seem to be quite yucky.
Now with all the criminal and robbery cases in the country, it is always better to equip ourselves with some sort of weapon. We all have steering locks right? Well, if the robber is beside you then you can of course use the steering lock to hit them. What if he is far away? Simple. Unplug the SHARP Ion Plasmacluster and throw it at his head! WHAM! Faint. LOL Well.. just saying. Let’s just hope this gadget only serves as cleaning the air.
This gadget’s got swag. In other words, it’s cool. Being a techy person, it’s always cool to have a gadget in the car with me everywhere I go. Feels like Iron Man like that.
Boys, if you want chics, get this SHARP Ion Plasmacluster.
Girls, if you want guys, do the same. I tell you, it’s a magnet for attention yo! You know what I mean lah.
Often times, when you are fetching a friend home or a colleague to lunch, you may run out of topic to talk and the ambience in the car will feel very awkward. NOT ANYMORE! With this new gadget in the car, you can always go like “oh btw.. have you checked out my SHARP Ion Plasmacluster?”
Click below to watch a video of me and the Plasmacluster.
On May 30, 2013, Apple has released the new 16GB iPod touch (fifth-generation) with Retina display. How is it different than the existing iPod touch models?
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At the moment, 5G doesn’t yet have a set of standards – instead, it is just the term we use to describe the next step after 4G. Nevertheless, what exactly is expected of 5G?
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Menyifatkan pertukaran kawal selia Suruhanjaya pilihan Raya (SPR) di bawah kuasa Parlimen sebagai kemenangan awal PKR, parti itu hari ini menggesa agar ia bukan hanya sekadar ‘public relations exercise’.
Timbalan Presidennya, Mohamed Azmin Ali berkata, pembentukan jawatankuasa itu hendaklah diperhalusi oleh pelbagai pihak dengan memberikan terma rujukan yang luas dan holistik supaya jawatankuasa itu dapat melaksanakan reformasi pilihan raya.
“Saya turut menyarankan agar suatu badan bebas ditubuhkan di bawah bidang kuasa Parlimen bagi mengambil alih peranan SPR untuk membuat syor-syor terhadap urusan persempadanan semula bahagian-bahagian pilihan raya.
“Cadangan ini adalah bagi memastikan tidak berlakunya ‘conflict of interest’ dan penyalahgunaan kuasa serta menjamin tugas dan peranan SPR yang lebih efektif dan bertanggungjawab dalam pengurusan perlaksanaan pilihan raya,” ujarnya lagi.
Sehubungan itu, PKR tegas dengan pendirian menggesa pengerusi SPR dan timbalannya meletakkan jawatan bagi memulihkan kredibiliti dan reputasi suruhanjaya itu.
“Perkara 113 dan 114 Perlembagaan Persekutuan dengan jelas menggariskan pembentukan SPR. SPR bukanlah sebuah agensi ataupun jabatan Kerajaan dan tidak boleh menjadi alat kepada mana-mana parti politik.
“Oleh kerana itu, PKR bersama-sama badan bukan kerajaan (NGO) termasuk Bersih menggesa agar kawal selia SPR tidak boleh diletakkan di bawah Jabatan Perdana Menteri,” ujarnya lagi menerusi satu kenyataan media.
Speech By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng During The Penang Institute Forum “Protecting Our Children: Evaluating Statutory Rape” On 2 June 2013 (Sunday) At Wawasan Open University, Penang.
First of all I would like to congratulate the Penang Institute for yet again hosting a forum on a crucial issue facing us as a society. Today, we will discuss the issue of statutory rape. But more importantly, we want to discuss and take urgent action to protect our little ones and create a safe nest for our children so that they will grow up in a healthy, safe and nurturing environment.
For those of us who are parents, we put our lives into our children, aspiring them to grow up to fulfil their destined potentials. It therefore pains us to see the atrocities committed on children from child abuse to sexual crimes. Thus, while the issue of statutory rape is a national issue, Penang wants to take the lead in both the discussion as well as to explore critical and urgent action plans to tackle the problem.
Contrary to popular belief, statutory rape cases are not isolated cases. According to a recent media report quoting Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohd Nazri Aziz, there were 6,000 statutory rape cases reported in the last five years.
In recent times, there have been a few high profile cases of statutory rape which have caught the attention of the nation. Last year in August, two offenders escaped jail terms because the courts, amongst others, cited them as being “young and having a bright future”. More recently in Sabah, charges were dropped when the perpetrator decided to marry the child victim.
And of course, more than a decade ago, I myself was involved in upholding the rights of a statutory rape victim and her family in the case of Noryati binti Mohd Yusop in Melaka. Instead of detaining the rapists, the rape victim was detained. The rest, as they say, is history. I ended up in jail while the many perpetrators roams free till today. That is Malaysian justice.
When I became the first and only person to be imprisoned in Malaysia for defending a rape victim and upholding women’s right, I had had thought that public outrage would put an end to any such future cases of miscarriage of justice.
The public outrage against the decisions of the courts is understandable. Judges appear to give more weight to the background and future of the perpetrators more than to the severity of their offenses as well as the damage done to their victims. This clearly exposes the weaknesses of our institutions in dealing with and understanding of the dynamics of gender and sex-related crimes.
We see the same lack of understanding in the Federal government’s proposed solution to introduce mandatory jail sentences for statutory rape. The fact is, no two cases are alike, and therefore should not be treated as such. This is even more important in cases of sexual offenses because of the sensitivities involved.
In my opinion, what we need urgently now are two things. First, a thorough reform of our government institutions involving gender sensitisation to enable officers to handle gender-related cases with greater care and consideration. This includes social workers, the police, medical staff and even the Attorney-General’s office and the judiciary.
The recent amendments to the law to impose mandatory jail sentence clearly does not take into account the peculiarity of each case. What is truly needed are proper guidelines and education to ensure our institutions understand the dynamics of such acts, differentiating for example, adolescent relationships from paedophilic relationships or rape. Each case should be treated differently but always with the ultimate goal of protecting the wellbeing of our children.
Secondly, we need to see this issue from a larger scheme of things, beyond reform in the legislation. The problem of sexual crime is not merely a legal one, rather, it is a social problem. We need to have a rethinking in the way we treat women and girls, the way sexual relationships are perceived in our society and the stigma against rape victims.
In our patriarchal society, women and girls are often viewed as having lesser rights to speak up or decide their own fate. As such, there still exists chauvinistic thinking which treats women as properties to be used rather than equal partners in the society to be respected.
In the context of child rape, there is an overt pressure on the part of the family, especially the poorer ones, to give the child victim in marriage to her perpetrator. It is high time we confront these complicated issues to ensure that we address discriminatory social norms which may even be the underlying causes of sexual violence.
In other words, some of these norms we take for granted may be perpetuating a culture of sexual violence especially against women and girls. This is why it is important for us to have this discussion today. Discrimination whether against race or religion or gender is wrong and should be discarded.
The government must play an active role in abolishing discrimination at all levels. Only in a society where people are treated as equals, will there be respect for one another, for women and for girls.
Within the boundaries of our jurisdiction, Penang has taken the lead to ensure that children are respected and nurtured to their fullest potential. Every baby born in Penang is treated as our “golden child” with the government giving their parents RM200 to assist in providing for them. And housewives who do not work but look after their families are now given RM100 yearly from next year.
Financial support is also given by the state government to children attending primary 1 and 4 and secondary 1 and 4, as well as those who are accepted into public universities. Parents, especially those from lower income families, also have the choice to send their children to state-funded child care centres which provide quality child care service at a very low price. All these efforts show our commitment to create a healthy and nurturing environment for our children.
However, more has to be done. We are prepared to work with the federal government to take the necessary steps in addressing the issue of statutory rape. I hope with the conclusion of this forum, it will mark the first important step forward towards resolving the current legal deadlock as well as social taboo surrounding the issue.
In preparing our young for the future, we must first be able to protect them.
Lastly, thank you very much for your participation today. I wish you a fruitful discussion ahead.
LIM GUAN ENG
Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 2.6.2013.
Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s attempts to restore the battered public credibility and integrity of the EC by placing it under parliamentary oversight will not work unless it is accompanied by 3 critical success factors:-
• Appoint an opposition member to head the bipartisan Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on EC;
• Replace the EC’s chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Yusuf and his deputy Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar with fresh faces that must be approved by Parliament; and
• Respect the principle of “One-Person, One-Vote, One-Value”.
No real change can be effected unless these 3 critical success factors are fulfilled. Otherwise it would be just like the previous PSC on Elections before 2013 general elections, which was intended to whitewash the impartiality and biasedness of the EC in running the dirtiest elections in Malaysian history. Not only did the EC ignored the recommendations of the previous PSC, the EC Chair and Deputy Chair spent most of their time attacking PR during and after the general elections.
Both also disgraced the entire democratic process by using an indelible ink that did not last for 3 days but could be easily washed off almost immediately. As the EC had always reported to the Prime Minister’s Department, no one was surprised that the EC Chairman and Deputy Chairman openly sided with BN.
EC has refused to heed public anger who wanted answers as to how PR can lose the 2013 general elections and won only 40% of parliamentary seats despite winning 51% of the popular votes. That is the reason the new appointments to EC must be approved by Parliament to ensure that this proposed migration of powers from the Prime Minister to Parliamentary oversight is not a cosmetic change but an effective and transformative change.
LIM GUAN ENG
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Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Gaun Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 2.6.2013.
Home Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar should heed the tragic, angry and plaintive cries of the wife of death in custody victim N Dharmendran that policemen linked to his death should be arrested and in the lock-up for murder instead of been given desk jobs. Why is Tan Sri Khalid suddenly so quiet and passive about this criminal act that led to another custodial death when he had threatened all sorts of action against PR leaders and law-abiding Malaysians who attended peaceful rallies seeking clean, free and fair polls reforms?
DAP is shocked by Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s inhumane and irresponsible attitude towards this tragic custodial death that the policemen involved should not be suspended from duty lest the police force be demoralised. Such callous remarks shows that Ahmad Zahid is not fit to be Home Minister as he is not protecting public safety regardless who commits crimes whether it is from lawless criminals or policemen or duty.
Both the Home Minister and Inspector-General of Police had remained silent, indifferent and even uncaring instead of expressing outrage, regret and sorrow for the family of N Dharmendran for the death sustained from 52 injuries relating to canings and being stapled repeatedly whilst handcuffed. Failure to do so has led to negative public perception at the BN Federal government that it has devalued the death of N Dharmendran as less worthy of one Malaysian citizen.
DAP demands that the policemen involved in the latest custodial deaths be arrested and put in the lock-up on charges for murder. Malaysians had hoped that after the untimely death of those under the responsibility of security authorities from Teoh Beng Hock, K. Kugan and Customs officer Ahmad Sarbani Mohamed, that there will be no more custodial deaths.
Unfortunately the BN Federal government does not appear to have the political will to come down hard to punish and take preventive measures. Establishing the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission(IPCMC) would go a long way to assure the Malaysian public of the BN Federal government’s commitment to prevent custodial death.
LIM GUAN ENG
Kenyataan Akhbar oleh Setiausaha Agung DAP dan Ahli Parlimen Bagan Lim Guan Eng di Kuala Lumpur pada 2.6.2013
Ahmad Zahid Hamidi Harus Buktikan Beliau Layak Menjadi Menteri Dalam Negeri Dan Memberi Perhatian Kepada Tangisan Marah Isteri N Dharmendran Dengan Menangkap Dan Mengurung Dalam Lokap Pegawai-Pegawai Polis Yang Terlibat Dalam Pembunuhan Tragis Mangsa Tersebut.
Menteri Dalam Negeri Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi dan Ketua Polis Negara Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar harus memberi perhatian kepada tangisan tragis, marah dan mendayu-dayu isteri mangsa kematian dalam tahanan N Dharmendran dengan menangkap dan mengurung dalam lokap pegawai-pegawai polis yang terlibat dalam pembunuhan tersebut, daripada hanya memberi mereka tugas pejabat. Kenapa Tan Sri Khalid boleh secara tiba-tiba menjadi diam dan pasif mengenai tindakan jenayah yang telah mengakibatkan satu lagi kematian dalam tahanan ini apabila beliau telah mengugut pelbagai tindakan terhadap pemimpin-pemimpin PR dan rakyat Malaysia yang mematuhi undang-undang hanya kerana mereka telah menghadiri perhimpunan-perhimpunan aman yang menuntut reformasi pilihan raya yang bersih, bebas dan adil?
DAP terkejut dengan sikap Menteri Dalam Negeri Zahid Hamidi yang tidak berperikemanusiaan dan tidak bertanggungjawab terhadap kematian dalam tahanan yang tragis ini, di mana beliau menyatakan pegawai-pegawai polis yang terlibat tidak patut digantung tugas agar semangat pasukan polis tidak dipatah. Kenyataan yang begitu tidak berhati perut ini menunjukkan bahawa Ahmad Zahid tidak layak menjadi Menteri Dalam Negeri kerana beliau tidak melindungi keselamatan awam tanpa mengira siapa yang melakukan jenayah sama ada ia merupakan penjenayah atau pegawai polis yang bertugas.
Kedua-dua Menteri Dalam Negeri dan Ketua Polis Negara telah berdiam dan bersikap tidak ambil peduli, dan tidak menunjukkan kemarahan, rasa kesal atau dukacita terhadap keluarga N Dharmendran yang telah dibunuh dengan 52 kecederaan yang membabitkan rotan dan dikokot semasa digari. Kegagalan untuk membuat demikian telah membawa kepada persepsi umum yang negatif terhadap kerajaan Persekutuan BN yang dianggap telah menurunkan nilai N Dharmendran sebagai seorang rakyat Malaysia.
DAP menuntut agar pegawai-pegawai polis yang terlibat dalam kematian dalam tahanan ditangkap dan dikurung dalam lokap atas tuduhan membunuh. Rakyat Malaysia telah mengharapkan bahawa kematian dalam tahanan tidak akan berlaku lagi selepas kematian di bawah tanggungjawab pihak berkuasa seperti Teoh Beng Hock, K Kugan dan pegawai kastam Ahmad Sarbaini Mohamed.
Malangnya, kerajaan Persekutuan BN tidak sanggup untuk mengambil tindakan keras serta langkah-langkah pencegahan. Penubuhan Suruhanjaya Aduan dan Tingkah Laku Polis (IPCMC) akan memberi kepastian kepada rakyat Malaysia bahawa kerajaan Persekutuan BN komited untuk mengelakkan kematian dalam tahanan.
LIM GUAN ENG
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Siasatan awal menunjukkan bahawa satu konspirasi yang didanai UMNO telah dilancarkan UMNO tiga bulan sebelum pembubaran Parlimen untuk memburuk-burukkan DAP, yang turut melahirkan dakwaan dongeng 3,000 tentera siber “Red Bean Army” yang didanai DAP
Preliminary inquiry showed that a well-funded Umno/BN conspiracy was hatched 3 months before dissolution of Parliament to demonise DAP, which also spawned the outrageous allegations of a fictitious DAP-funded “Red Bean Army” of 3,000 cybertroopers
UMNO’s Refusal To Be A Single Party That Is Inclusive or Multi-racial But Instead Insist On Clinging To A Single Racist Entity Spells The Death Sentence On Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s 1Malaysia.(en/bm/cn)
With third police custody death in 11 days, police should stop gallivanting with UMNO/BN fairy tales like “Red Bean Army” but get down to business to focus all resources to roll back the wave of crime and fear of crime as well as check police indiscipline to end deaths in police custody
The Battered Public Credibility And Integrity Of EC Can Only Be Restored By Appointing The Chairman of The Parliamentary Select Committee’s on EC(PSC) From The Opposition, Replacing The Chairman and Deputy Chairman of EC as Well As Respecting The Principle Of “One-Person, One-Vote, One-Value”.(en/cn)
Ahmad Zahid Hamidi Should Show That He Is Fit To Be Home Minister And Heed The Angry Cries of The Wife Of N Dharmendran By Arresting And Putting Into The Lock-up The Policemen Involved In The Tragic Murder(en/bm/cn)