30 January 2015

Bila kartun membuat pemimpin gomen tidoq tak lena...

Apabila kartun berupaya goyahkan ahli politik kita...

Tidak begitu sukar untuk memahami mengapa sesetengah orang atasan sangat marah dengan kartunis politik Zulkiflee Anwar Alhaque, yang lebih dikenali sebagai Zunar.

Jika dikaji mana-mana karya-karya beliau, ia akan memberitahu anda siapa sasaran utama beliau, dan kegemarannya, watak yang menyerupai isteri seorang pemimpin paling atas. Malah, watak ini muncul di muka hadapan kebanyakan penerbitan beliau.

Seperti yang dikatakan Robert Russell, yang merupakan pengarah eksekutif Cartoonists Rights Network International, pada 27 Januari lalu, kerajaan Malaysia perlu diberi ucapan tahniah kerana menjadikan Zunar wira negara terbaru negara ini.

"Selama hampir lima tahun Zunar telah menjadi duri dalam daging kerajaan, kerana beliau mendedahkan, dan kemudiannya menunjukkan semua salah laku moden sebuah negara yang seakan-akan gagal.



“Kartun beliau memberi tumpuan kepada rasuah, kronisme, kekurangan ketelusan, kecurian, sogokan haram, nepotisme, penipuan dalam pilihan raya dan setiap jenis ganjaran yang ahli politik gagal gemar lakukan," tambah Russell. 

Satu hari selepas membuat kenyataan itu, kerajaan Malaysia membuktikan Russell betul dengan menyerbu pejabat Zunar pada 28 Januari dan merampas 155 naskhah buku beliau. Nasib baik Zunar berada di London apabila itu berlaku. Jika tidak, mungkin beliau juga ditangkap.

Rupa-rupanya serbuan itu dijalankan bagi siasatan di bawah Akta Mesin Cetak dan Penerbitan 1984, Akta Hasutan 1948 dan Seksyen 500 Kanun Keseksaan yang menangani fitnah jenayah.

Buku-buku kartun yang dirampas dari pejabat Zunar adalah dari dua tajuk - 'Komplot Penjarakan Anwar' dan 'Pirates of The Carry-BN'.


Tajuk-tajuk ini jelas menyatakan mengapa buku-buku ini dianggap tidak selamat untuk kegunaan orang ramai di Malaysia!

Zunar sudah pun berada dalam siasatan kerana hasutan berdasarkan hasil karya kartunnya yang lain. Beliau ditahan selama dua hari di bawah Akta Hasutan pada tahun 2010.

Tindakan menambah kes polis terhadapnya, atau mendakwa beliau di mahkamah atas tuduhan-tuduhan meragukan, tidak akan menghalang rakyat Malaysia dari membaca kartun beliau.

Semakin pihak berkuasa cuba menyekat kartun Zunar, lebih popular ia akan jadi, dan lebih mesejnya akan tersebar dengan lebih meluas.

Kartun politik telah wujud buat masa yang lama, untuk mengingatkan mereka yang berkuasa mengenai kelemahan mereka. Ia mencerminkan isu-isu yang membimbangkan rakyat.

Pada masa yang sama, kartun ini memberikan keceriaan yang amat diperlukan dalam kehidupan kita. Ia membolehkan kita untuk mentertawakan setiap aspek yang berbeza, untuk mentertawakan segala-galanya, tetapi dengan cara yang tidak berbahaya.



Ahli-ahli politik perlu belajar untuk ketawakan kartun ini, dan melakukan kerja mereka.

Tindakan terbaik yang mereka boleh lakukan terhadap kartunis-kartunis seperti Zunar adalah untuk menunjukkan bahawa mereka boleh bekerja keras dan berkhidmat buat rakyat, bukannya menjadi pemerintah kukubesi yang sentiasa mahu membalas dengam terhadap setiap kritikan. 

Jaga-jagalah, tindakan kukubesi itu hanya akan mendedahkan lebih ramai wira-wira demokrasi Malaysia yang tersembunyi! - K Kabilan,theantdaily.com

When cartoons make our politicians tremble

Someone has to be held accountable for UPSR exam paper leak, but who...

When public examination papers are leaked, students suffer and the blame game starts.   Who are the ones who should actually be taking responsibility?   

Wouldn’t it logically be those who are entrusted with the care and custody of the examination papers?   That does not seem to be the case with last year’s Primary School Evaluation Test (UPSR) imbroglio which affected close to half-a-million students.   

The two Malaysian Examinations Board (LP) heads who were in the limelight during the whole fiasco last year have been cleared of any wrongdoing.   

On Jan 27, Second Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh reportedly said former board director Dr Na'imah Ishak and former deputy director of operations Dr Wan Ilias Wan Salleh who were “suspended” over the UPSR leaks are now in the clear.   There are a few things that are confusing here.   

First, the fact that these two officers were indeed actually “suspended” is doubtful.   This is why.    On Sept 12, Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin  had reportedly announced the suspension of Na'imah and Wan Ilias "with immediate effect", saying both officials should be held responsible for tarnishing the image of the ministry and that of public examinations. 

"Dr Na'imah has to be responsible because the UPSR leaks have compromised the integrity of public examinations and the ministry," Muhyiddin was quoted as saying in a tweet by Bernama on the same day.   

On Sept 20, Education Ministry secretary-general Tan Sri Dr Madinah Mohamad clarified that Na'imah and Wan Ilias had only been reassigned and not suspended from duty, as “they are not being punished”.   “They have not been suspended. They have been assigned other duties unrelated to the Examinations Board to enable the independent committee to carry out its investigations," Madinah was quoted as saying. 

But on Jan 27, Idris was quoted as saying the “suspended” duo are now in the clear and are still in service but no longer in their previous portfolios.   So were they ever “suspended”?



Second, the LP is the body entrusted with preparing and printing question papers for all public examinations as these documents are classified under the Official Secrets Act before the examinations start.    

On the official LP web page it is stated that among its objectives are to plan, build and issue all types of examinations and assessments based on the curriculum and the National Education Philosophy as well as control, coordinate and handle all school and public examinations.   

Yes, others may have been the ones responsible for leaking the papers via social media but the chain of custody begins with the LP which should ensure the papers remain secure throughout the chain until the examination begins.   

According to http://www.acas.org.uk, (Acas provides free and impartial information and advice to employers and employees on all aspects of workplace relations and employment law), the concept of vicarious liability in the context of a workplace is where an employer can be liable for the acts or omissions of its employees, provided it can be shown that they took place in the course of their employment.   

Wouldn’t this concept make both Na'imah and Wan Ilias responsible for the leaks?   If there were no problems in the chain of custody, how would there have been leaks in the first place?   Also, does Muhyiddin’s statement that the duo had “compromised the integrity of public examinations and the ministry” hold no weight? - Sonia Ramachandran,theantdaily

Seseorang harus dipertanggungjawabkan atas kebocoran UPSR, tapi siapa? 

Pulangakan semula duit tabung KWSP dan KWAP...



cheers.

1 comment:

Manshor Yahya said...

Allah swt kata di akhirat nanti amal sesorang akan menjawab tanpa bias. Cartoonist akan menjawab dengan amalan cartoonismenya yop. Aku yakin dengan Allah. Manakala ulama pula dengan amal kealiman dan apa maksud mrreka. Yang jawab nanti anggota mereka. Serban janggut fatwa tak mu keluar fatwa dan lain2. Jawablah mengkome kata orang Perak. Kalau Sultan tak berani kome tegur. Akan dijawab nanti. Adakah mereka percaya? Wallau 'alam.