08 October 2013

Pindaan PCA - Pakatan Rakyat dah kena tipu hidup2...

Anggota Parlimen Pakatan Rakyat merasa 'diperdaya' Menteri Dalam Negeri Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi dalam isu 'kesediaan' kabinet mempertimbang semakan semula cadangan pindaan Akta Pencegahan Jenayah (PCA).

Malah, kelulusan pindaan itu di kabinet Rabu lalu berbeza sama sekali dengan isyarat yang diterima wakil Pakatan sejak Isnin - bahawa kabinet mempertimbang menerima semakan mereka.

NONEPada Selasa, Azmin Ali (PKR-Gombak) bertemu speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia bagi menyatakan kebimbangan terhadap rang undang-undang itu dan dicadangkan bertemu Zahid untuk cuba menangguhkannya.

Beliau kemudian mengesahkan mendapat isyarat bahawa perbahasan akan dibuat sehingga Khamis, hari terakhir persidangan, dan 12 lagi rang undang-undang akan ditangguh.

Tetapi Zahid secara mengejut membuat penggulungan bacaan kedua pada Rabu petang dan rang undang-undang itu diluluskan pada tengah malam itu.

Ini berlaku apabila ramai anggota Parlimen Pakatan tidak hadir di dewan, atas anggapan peringkat jawatankuasa akan mengambil tempat pada Khamis. Hanya 66 anggota Parlimen pembangkang hadir.

Dalam ucapan penggulungan, Zahid menyentuh kebimbangan mereka dengan jawapan satu baris. Kesemua 10 semakan oleh Pakatan ditolak.

Pada Sabtu, beliau mencuri perhatian apabila berucap dalam sebuah acara di Melaka dengan menggelar PCA sebagai "undang-undang saya".

"Saya pakat dengan (Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri) Datuk Seri Shahidan (Kassim) supaya tiba masanya, speaker Dewan Rakyat berada bersama dengan kita, setiausaha Dewan Rakyat bersama dengan kita jadi kita bentangkan," beliau direkod berkata kepada hadirin.-malaysiakini

Parti Gerakan - minta Zahid perjelas atau tarik balik kenyataannya...

Gerakan menuntut Menteri Dalam Negeri Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi menjelaskan atau menarik balik kenyataannya yang memberi gambaran lebih baik suspek ditembak terlebih dahulu, sebelum siasatan dijalankan.

NONENaib presidennya A Kohilan Pillay (kanan) berkata, kenyataan sebegitu boleh mewujudkan salah guna kuasa pihak polis dan membangkitkan kemarahan orang ramai yang merosakkan reputasi pasukan keselamatan itu yang makin terhakis.

"Dengan menggunakan dasar itu, kerajaan sekali lagi menunjukkan keangkuhan kepada pihak yang mahukan sebuah pasukan yang cekap, bukan yang disalah guna," kata Kohilan.

Menggelarkannya sebagai "menteri yang tidak wajar", beliau berkata, Gerakan dan parti lain yang berfikiran terbuka ragu-ragu dengan langkah memberikan lebih kuasa kepada pasukan polis.

Dalam sebuah program di Melaka pada Sabtu lalu, Zahid antaranya berkata, mangsa-mangsa rompakan kebanyakannya orang Melayu dan langkah terbaik dengan tidak berkompromi dan "tembak dulu" jika terdapat bukti.

"Jangan ada lagi amaran kepada mereka, kita dapat bukti kita tembak dulu," katanya.-malaysiakini

Did Zahid play out Pakatan over PCA changes...

Pakatan Rakyat MPs have been left feeling ‘misled’ by Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi in relation to the cabinet’s apparent ‘willingness’ to consider their revisions to the Prevention of Crime Act (Amendment and Extension) Bill 2013.

Events over the final 24 hours in the Dewan Rakyat before the Bill was passed last Wednesday proved to be a stark contrast to signals that Pakatan MPs had been receiving since Monday - that the cabinet may consider accepting some of their revisions.

NONEOn Tuesday their representative - Gombak MP Azmin Ali (left) - met the speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia and expressed concern with the way the Bill was being rushed through, and was advised to approach Zahid to try and defer the Bill.

He then confirmed getting an indication that the debate would run until Thursday, the final day of this sitting, and that the other 12 accompanying Bills would be deferred.

But Zahid caught the opposition bench unawares by wrapping up the second reading on Wednesday evening and then pushing on with passage of the Bill late that night.

This happened at a time when many opposition MPs were absent from the House, presumably anticipating that the committee stage would take place only on Thursday. Only 66 of them were present.

NONEIn winding-up the debate, Zahid (right) barely answered any concerns or arguments raised by the opposition, swatting these away with one-sentence replies. All 10 of Pakatan’s revisions were bluntly rejected.

On Saturday, he shed some light on the process when speaking at an event in Malacca, when he called the amended PCA Bill "my law".

"I (discussed) with (minister in charge of parliamentary affairs) Shahidan Kassim so that when the time comes (for a vote), the ... speaker would be on our side, the Dewan Rakyat secretary will be on our side," he was recorded as telling his audience.

‘Two-faced Zahid’

Yesterday, one Pakatan parliamentarian described the process as a “conspiracy by the government”, while another expressed certainty that the absence of some opposition MPs was part of the calculation.

"This is what we can call the tyranny of the majority. There's nothing else that describes this,” he said.

PKR's Kapar parliamentarian G Manivannan said the tone of parliamentary proceedings on Tuesday and Wednesday alone were enough to display Zahid’s "two-faced" nature.

Saying that the Dewan Rakyat had rushed through a Bill that serves Zahid’s "personal interests", Manivannan labelled him a “shameless minister”.

"Some BN MPs voted for the Bill without even knowing its ingredients. How can you do that when you are responsible to your people?" he asked.

Shortly before the vote in the House was ratified, Azmin had sarcastically congratulated Zahid and told him that he would "definitely" win the Umno vice-president's post now.

azlanContacted yesterday, Azmin agreed that Pakatan was "misled" to a certain extent, but argued that the Executive had also misled the Dewan Rakyat.

This is because the amendments are not in line with provisions in the federal constitution, he said.

"This Bill was rushed through (because of) the (upcoming) Umno general assembly,” Azmin claimed.

“Many Umno MPs have communicated to me privately that (Zahid, as home minister) needs to be seen as being tough on crime. But they are not sure if the minister will execute the powers (under) this Bill after the assembly.”

Going by Zahid's boast in Malacca and the reaction of his mainly Malay audience, Azmin may not be too far off the mark in terms of the likely impact on the Umno polls.

But the party’s representatives in the Dewan Rakyat must surely come from another planet if they are 'not sure’ if Zahid will enforce the amended provisions, including detention without trial.-malaysiakini

Will Najib remain silent over his errant minister...

Swashbuckling Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has delivered a speech so atrocious against common decency and the fundamental tenets of law that it is bound to rock the already scandal ridden Barisan Nasional government.

He advocates shooting of suspected criminals on sight in a speech that is filled with racist slurs that would raise racial animosity, pitting the Malays against Chinese and Indian Malaysians.  Zahid’s recorded speech was uploaded in the Malaysiakini website on Oct 7.

NONEIn a briefing session on security matters for community leaders that turned out be nothing but an Umno party election campaign meeting to introduce candidates at the Malacca International Trade Center at Ayer Keroh on Oct 5, Zahid disclosed that out of 40,000 gang members identified, 28,000 of them are Indians and he said there is nothing wrong in arresting them. He then asked:

“What is the situation of robbery victims, murder victims during shootings? Most of them are our Malays. Most of them are our race. I think the best way is that we no longer compromise with them. There is no need to give them any warning. If we get the evidence, we shoot first.”

This is a clear endorsement of a “shoot suspects without warning” policy (unless convicted, they are known as suspects) that may well be in existence for some time, and also could well have explained the many suspicious police fatal shootings, in particular, the gunning down of all five suspected Indian gangsters in an apartment in Penang in August.

Shooting to kill suspects without warning is murder under Malaysian laws and a breach of international law under auspices of UN.

Hence, Zahid has to explain why he should not be investigated for complicity in such murder.

Equally disturbing to Zahid’s apparent murderous trait, is his despicable attempt to incite racial animosity to gain populist racist support.

Stirring racist sentiments

In the same speech, Zahid disclosed that of the 14,511 identified as secret society members, there are 6,171 Malays, 1,701 Chinese, 3,685 Indians and 2,954 other races. He said:

“The 6,171 Malays, they are not real thugs, they were Pekida members and were part of the Tiga Line group,Gang 30, Gang 7 – these are festivities (kenduri-kendara) gangsters… I tell our Tiga Line friends, do what should be done.”

Zahid then went on to refer to Tiga Line on a first person basis, saying:

“We are not evil, I know, I have checked.  We gather during festivals with our siblings, we gather when there are projects, never mind.  I see here, the candidates here, all four of them are Tiga Line.”

These statements contain lies, racial prejudice and admission of criminalities.

In the first place, saying all the 6,171 Malay triad members identified, who are from Tiga Line, Gang 7 and Gang 30 are good people is tantamount to saying that all Malay gangsters are innocent while gangsters of other races are criminals, because Tiga Line, Gang 7 and Gang 30 are the only three Malay-based secret societies in the list of 29 outlawed secret societies in Peninsula released by the Home Ministry on Aug 29.

Besides this claim being manifestly false, the claim of benevolent activities of these gangs also contradict the Home Ministry statement on Aug 29 that described their activities as drug trafficking, extorting protection money and seizure of cars.

As if such false assertion to play up Malay racial sentiments is not sufficient, Zahid painted the Malaysian crime world as Malays being the victims while Chinese the beneficiaries.  This is again another unfair and false claim. The truth is: triad criminals thrive across racial lines.

Umno's possible involvement in triads

Apart from such vile attempt to instigate racial hatred with lies, Zahid had also incriminated himself and his colleagues with his open admission that he and the four candidates for Umno’s supreme council in the imminent party elections, namely, Shahidan Kassim, Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim, Shamsul Anuar Nasarah and Nur Jazlan Mohamed, are part of the outlawed Tiga Line group.

Realising that his no-holds-barred speech had revealed devastating and self-incriminating illegalities, Zahid later asked journalists to leave the hall, and ordered them not to publish a word of his speech with threats to shut down their newspapers otherwise.

Since such apparent breach of law has implicated not only Home Minister Zahid and his ministry, but also the police, it is imperative that a high-power and independent body overarching home ministry and police such as a royal commission of inquiry be set up immediately to probe and ascertain the veracity and extent of the following possible breaches with a view to prosecution later:

1. Possible murder and complicity in murder under the “shoot suspect without warning” policy mentioned by Zahid, involving the home minister, home ministry and the police.

2. Breach of the Sedition Act 1948 in Zahid’s vicious endeavour to incite racial hatred and animosity among races with falsehood (referred to in Section 3, Clause 1 (e) of the Act).
3. Possible criminal involvement by Zahid Hamidi, Shahidan Kassim, Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim, Shamsul Anuar Nasarah and Nur Jazlan Mohamed in the outlawed Tiga Line group.
4. Abuse of power by Zahid in miss-using government resources when he turned a government function completely into an Umno party election campaign.
5. Zahid’s Illegal intimidation of journalists not to publish his speech with threats to shut down their newspapers otherwise.

Najib must exert leadership

Zahid’s arrogant trampling of the Constitution and law, coming on the heel of the passing of the draconian amendments to the Prevention of Crime Act, which he claimed in his speech to have been single-handedly engineered and rammed through in parliament, has cast a dark shadow over the future of rule of law in this country.

NONEThis is the time when Najib can no longer remain silent, as he has chosen to be over many swirling controversies in recent days, and must speak to the nation loud and clear where he stands with regards to the errant minister.

Failure to exert leadership over the heretic conduct of minister Zahid, at a time when the country have been drifting in chaotic and pilot-less political leadership for some time, will only plunge the country into a crisis of confidence and cause irreparable damage to Najib’s premiership.-kim quek,malaysiakini

Ketua Audit Negara, Tan Sri Ambrin Buang (gambar) menafikan dakwaan Menteri Dalam Negeri, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi bahawa polis sudah memberi penjelasan kepada pihaknya sebab 44 pistol dan peralatan lain milik polis hilang.Ambrin turut tidak bersetuju dengan kenyataan bekas Menteri Belia dan Sukan Datuk, Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek bahawa tiga kumpulan K-pop yang membuat persembahan semasa Hari Belia Sedunia dibayar oleh penaja.


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