1. Saya hadir di Parlimen hari ini ( alhamdulillah setakat ini tak pernah ponteng ) dan sempat berbahas di peringkat jawatankuasa RUU Berita Tidak Benar ( Fake News ) 2018.
2. Sempat juga tadi saya mencelah beberapa kali. Bila Tan Sri Speaker dengan nada bergurau kata kepada Menteri supaya Menteri gubal undang-undang agar perbahasan di Dewan Rakyat tak naikkan tekanan darah Speaker, saya lalu bangun dan kata kepada Tan Sri Speaker " Tan Sri , saya rasa tak perlu undang-undang khusus, saya cadang jika Speaker ada masalah, letak je jawatan! Ini nasihat saya lah ". Apa lagi. Melentinglah MP BN !
3. Semasa Yb Pasir Salak bangun pertikai kenyataan Yb Shah Alam yang kata AG berat sebelah kerana kes beliau diserang di Parlimen tiada tindakan undang-undang yang tegas dari pihak AG ke atas pesalah yang ada kaitan dengan Yb Pasir Salak ( parti sarkas ) , saya bangun mencelah.
4. Yb Pasir Salak yang tidak puas hati dengan kenyataan Yb Shah Alam itu kata tak betul tiada tindakan undang-undang ke atas anak beliau sebab dia kata anak dia telah didakwa. Saya bangun dan kata kat TS Speaker " Tan Sri, saya bangun di bawah Peraturan Mesyuarat 36 ( 12 ) kerana ucapan Yb Pasir Salak itu adalah mengelirukan Dewan. Tan Sri, Yb Shah Alam bukan kata tidak ada tindakan undang-undang . Apa yang Yb Shah Alam kata adalah tiada tindakan undang-undang yang tegas. Ada beza tu."
5. Untuk rekod, anak Yb Pasir Salak yang serang seorang MP di dalam kawasan Parlimen ( which is supposed to be safe and secured ) hanya didakwa di bawah Akta Kesalahan Kecil yang hukuman maksimum hanya RM 100 sahaja jika bersalah. Serius sangat tu ! Yang lebih pelik Yb Pasir Salak kata hukuman di bawah Akta itu boleh hukum penjara. Saya tak tahu dia dapat dari mana info itu !
6. By the way, parti suci telah mengundi sokong RUU Berita Tidak Benar 2018 yang dibawa oleh rejim BN. Dah tak nampak beza dengan BN. Para YB PH pula lawan habis- habisan termasuk mengundi tolak RUU tersebut dengan minta undi belah bahagi ( kira ikut kepala ). Oh lupa. Parti suci berpegang kepada politik matang dan sejahtera. Sejahteralah BN dapat parti pembangkang macam parti suci!
7. Tak pasti mereka faham tak kenapa kita tak boleh sokong RUU ini. Ini bukan soal kita sokong berita palsu. Tapi ia soal kita sudah ada undang-undang yang mencukupi to deal with fake news dan apa jaminan RUU ini tidak akan disalahguna. Ada faham kah Pak Aji? Allah lebih tahu. - YB Sepang.
Rafidah: Beza suami saya dengan
Najib macam langit dan bumi...
Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak tidak seharusnya mencemarkan keturunan bangsa Bugis, kata bekas menteri Umno, Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz.
Beliau mendedahkan bahawa suaminya yang juga adalah bekas Pengerusi Maybank, Tan Sri Mohamed Basir Ahmad juga adalah keturunan Bugis.
“Arwah suami saya keturunan Bugis tetapi bezanya dengan Najib macam pemanggang dengan api.... macam langit dengan bumi... macam putih dengan hitam,.
“Begitu juga kawan-kawan saya keturunan Bugis. (Mereka) berintegriti, bertanggungjawab dan beramanah.
“Keturunan tidak ada kaitan. Ia semua ciri-ciri peribadi,” katanya kepada Malaysiakini.
Semalam, Najib, semasa berucap di Majlis Himpunan Raksasa Guru-guru Silat 2018, di Gombak, memberi amaran supaya tidak menimbulkan kemarahan pahlawan Bugis.
Najib, yang berketurunan Bugis, berkata mereka yang mahu “mencarik-carik maruah orang Bugis akan menerima balasannya nanti."
Sementara itu, Rafidah juga membidas tindakan sesetengah pihak yang menjadikan “keturunan’ sebagai modal politik.
"Tidak harus ada sesiapun pun menggunakan 'keturunan' dalam apa jua keadaan. Akhir-akhir ini, kita lihat ini dilakukan di kalangan beberapa pihak dalam politik. Ia memecah belah, dan anti-perpaduan.
"Kita semua rakyat Malaysia. Sudah tentu, kita bangga dengan keturunan dan warisan kita. Tetapi sebagai rakyat Malaysia, kita harus bangga dengan persamaan kita sebagai rakyat Malaysia.
"Saya tidak boleh memadamkan warisan saya sebagai Melayu, sebagai Rawa dari Sumatera. Tetapi akar saya bukan sekadar 'Melayu'. Tidak ada perkara seperti warganegara Melayu," katanya.
Sebagai warganegara Malaysia, kata bekas menteri itu, beliau berkongsi aspirasi, harapan dan hala tuju semua rakyat Malaysia.
"Tidak kira di mana nenek moyang mereka atau mereka sendiri berasal, kita mesti menjalin identiti dan nilai Malaysia, terutamanya integriti, tanggungjawab dan menerima kepelbagaian kita," katanya.
Rafidah menegaskan Malaysia tidak mempunyai tempat untuk mereka yang berpemikiran sempit. - mk
Dr.M - We can still will but there must
be massive turnout 85% at least...
The country is facing a serious crisis. Democracy has been replaced with kleptocracy. Laws intended to protect the people are now used to threaten and oppress people. The GST now burdens the people. And the price of ikan kembung is now RM20 per kilo.
2. Yes the people are suffering. Almost all of them. But there are some who feel nothing. So what is so bad about the RM20 ikan kembung. Its only a few Ringgit more. A few Ringgit is nothing. Just a drop in the ocean. Rising cost is normal. You just have to put up with it.
3. Then there are those who believe they actually benefit from the crisis. The crumbs are still worth scrambling for. If you are not critical it’s okay. You can enjoy the crumbs.
4. What kind of Government we have is irrelevant. All Governments are the same. If they steal some money that is normal. For those who know how, there will be opportunities to grab from the very misrule, even from the stolen money.
5. Let those stupid people stretch their necks out. If they get chopped, that is their problem. If they succeed that too is okay. We know how to benefit from their efforts.
6. It is sad that we should have such people. They don’t care for the sufferings of others. They don’t care for what happens to the country. Democracy or kleptocracy are the same to them. If you behave yourself the absence of the rule of law will not harm you.
7. If indeed they are made to suffer, then just leave the country. Go to Australia or Britain or Canada. Take up foreign citizenship. Visit the country once in a while.
8. These people are among us. There are not many of them. But their attitude may spread within their circle. They may not vote. Some may even spoil their votes. They vote but they don’t vote. And they will tell others not to vote.
9. Their effect on the election may not be great. But Najib is resorting to fraudulent ways. Tampering with voters lists, cheating and changing boundaries of constituencies, corruption of the voters, deregistration of opposition parties and blocking their coalition, changes in the procedures of voting, arresting and detention of opposition leaders and candidates, threats, buying over opposition leaders etc and claiming that Najib will know who votes for whom.
10. These are how Najib cheats so as to win. There are people who say there is nothing Pakatan Harapan (PH) can do. BN will win by hook or by crook.
11. But PH can still win. It can win if there is massive support for the PH by those who care.
12. The voter turnout must be the biggest ever. Nothing less than 85%. This is achievable as shown in the 13th General Election. A Malay tsunami is what is needed. It can happen.
13. Support for PH must be massive. The aim is for the PH to have big majorities when they win.
14. Small majorities will lead to vote stuffing by the BN which has the control over all the Government employees working in the election.
15. There will be recounts and again the Government party can manipulate the counting.
16. Postal votes are especially proven to fraudulent changes.
17. Big majorities for the PH will be less susceptible to manipulation.
18. That is why we regret the attitude of some who do not care. They may not vote or they may spoil the votes.
19. Believe me; those who do this will live to regret the fate of their children and grandchildren. They will bear the brunt of the huge debt payment etc. Massive though the destruction of Malaysia by Najib now, the destruction if Najib is returned will be even worse than presently.
20. The people who will suffer most will be the poor, especially the rural Malays and the races in Sabah and Sarawak. The people and the country will be racked with racial conflicts, the absence of the rule of law and the kleptocracy.
21. Stay in your comfort zone and you will, one way or another, pay a very high price. - chedet
What next can Najib steal...
When election is near, strange things happen. How strange is it, you ask me? A ghost came to parliament last week. But I am getting way ahead of myself.
Let me begins with Monday, 26 March 2018. The week opened with three Members of Parliament, Ngeh Koo Ham (DAP-Beruas), Nga Kor Ming (DAP-Taiping), V Sivakumar (DAP-Batu Gajah), being suspended by Dewan Rakyat Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia. The reason the suspension? Simply because the trio voiced objection against the Speaker for rejecting an emergency motion on Jho Low’s luxury yacht, Equanimity, seized by the Indonesian authority and other 1MDB-related questions. Pandikar has consistently rejected 1MDB questions in the past, citing among others, the issue being subjudice as it is being tried in the USA. Instead of allowing parliament to debate on 1MDB, dubbed the Mother of All Scandals in Malaysia, the Speaker chose to respond to allegations of his compromised impartiality by resorting to high-handed actions against parliamentarians.
Moving on to Wednesday, 28 March 2018. Prime Minister Najib Razak was supposed to table a motion on electoral boundary redelineation. The motion consisted a report by the Election Commission (EC) which was distributed to MPs six days before. The report however was embargoed even though distributed earlier. In fact, when it was first distributed on 22 March 2018, the Speaker said that MPs were not allowed to read it nor to bring it out of the House until six days later. His exact words, according to the Hansard, “Boleh feel, boleh pegang sehingga Rabu… jangan bawa pergi mana-mana…” (You can feel it, and hold it until Wednesday… [but] do not bring it out…”).
As such, prior to the tabling of the motion by the PM, Lim Kit Siang, MP for Gelang Patah, stood up to question who gave the power to enforce such embargo on the EC report. The Speaker not only refused to entertain Lim’s simple question, he ordered him to leave the House. When Lim refused to back down, Pandikar called on the government to move a motion naming Lim to suspend him from Parliament for six months.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Azalina Othman moved the motion to suspend Lim under Standing Order 44(3). No debate nor vote was called on the motion. Pandikar then adjourned the House but before that he threatened to call in the police if Lim is still in the House after the adjournment. For a Speaker in a democratic Parliament to make such statement is utterly shocking. Parliamentary tradition does not allow armed personnel to enter the House. About four hundred years ago, in 1642, when King Charles I entered the House of Common with armed guards to arrest parliamentarians, he triggered the English civil which ended with the beheading of the king himself. To this day, because of that incident, the British monarch is not allowed into the House of Common.
Since Azalina’s motion was not debated nor voted upon, Lim stood his ground and remained in the House till the end of the day’s session.
However, when a division (voting) was taken at the end of the redelineation motion, Lim who was present and voted against the motion, was not counted by the Speaker.
We are still in Wednesday, 28 March, and the PM eventually tabled the motion at about noon. For such an important motion which will affect the future of our country, only five opposition MPs were allowed to debate. Even then, each MP only had 10 minutes. Members of the civil society, election watchdogs and scholars have called the government’s redelineation plan a malapportionment where electorate size was manipulated to advantage the ruling party. One glaring evidence of such gerrymandering is, after the redelineation, the average number of voters per constituency for Barisan Nasional seats is 59,969, while for the Opposition, it is 83,150.
Another critical problem of the redelineation is a worsening of racial division when the so-called super-Chinese and super-Malay majority constituencies are created. Some heterogeneous constituencies were reapportioned to become single race majority constituencies; For example, Lumut, which was previously 51% Malays, 35% Chinese, 12% Indians and 1.5% Others will become 71% Malays, 16% Chinese, 12% Indians and 1% Others. MCA and Gerakan leaders had voiced their objection against the redelineation in the media because of this reason. Yet when it came to voting in Parliament, all MCA and Gerakan MPs including their presidents who objected in the media earlier, voted to support the redelineation.
The next day, on 29 March 2018, our ghost appeared in Parliament. Let me explain.
After the morning question time, UMNO’s MP for Setiu stood up to point out that Lim Kit Siang was still seated in the House despite being suspended by Speaker the day before. Pandikar ruled that, reading Lord Selwyn Llyod’s memoir, “Mr. Speaker, Sir”, he found inspiration to “just turn a blind eye as if you don’t see.” As such he ruled that he “does not see” the Member for Gelang Patah in the House, even though he was there, and therefore the honourable Member cannot participate in the proceeding of the House. In other words, the Speaker will treat Lim Kit Siang as invisible. Pandikar was clearly aware that he was setting a precedence. The Speaker of the House of course is a very powerful position. Many are already familiar with how the Speaker can “stop the clock” to allow parliamentary proceedings to go on beyond 12 midnight. But in this case, Pandikar can also rule that someone is invisible and inaudible in the House.
Barisan Nasional backbenchers and Ministers had a field day with the ruling. Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government, Noh Omar mocked Lim saying he heard a very familiar voice but cannot see anyone, and at one point, UMNO’s Sungai Besar MP shouted, “There is a ghost’s voice” to which Noh Omar agreed.
I am not an expert on Lord Llyod’s Speakership, but a simple research showed that Llyod’s action of being “deaf or indeed blind” was actually to justify his inaction to discipline an opposition MP. The said MP had physically attacked the Home Secretary in the House! And yet for a variety of reasons, Llyod refused to take any disciplinary action against her, and hence, his statement that “there are times when the Chair can appropriately be deaf or indeed blind.” Lloyd was trying to protect a minority MP (who had physically harmed a Minister!) from being disciplined while Pandikar was punishing a minority MP for merely asking a question.
After lunch, on the same day we had a ghost in Parliament, at about 2.30pm, the government tabled yet another controversial law, this time the Anti-Fake News Bill 2018. This Orwellian legislation gives the government power to decide what is “true” and “fake” news. Anyone convicted under this law can be jailed upto 10 years or half a million ringgit fine or both. If passed, the new law will be another addition to the strings of anti-democratic, draconian legislations already in placed. Only about a month before, artist Fahmi Reza was sentenced to one month jail and fined RM30,000 merely for drawing a clown caricature of the Prime Minister under the Communication and Multimedia Act.
The original plan was to bulldoze through this Bill on the same day, but somehow, the session was adjourned to be continued on the following Monday.
Within just a short time of four days’ sitting, the government had tried to steal our election and then our freedom. This is perhaps our “First they came…” moment:
First they stole our money through 1MDB,
Some of us did not speak up;
Then they try to steal our election through redelineation,
Still, there are some who did not speak up;
Then they want to steal our freedom with the Anti-Fake News Act,
Stubbornly, some still did not speak up,
When finally they come to steal our future;
It may already be too late to speak up.
It was an exhausting and a very strange week in Parliament: from the high-handedness of the Speaker to suspend four opposition MPs in one week, to the secretive book which was given to MPs but cannot be read for six days, to the action against Lim Kit Siang, the threat to call in the police, the passing of a gerrymandering act, the tabling of an Orwellian Anti-Fake News law, the Speaker’s power to turn Parliament blind and deaf, and finally, the appearance of a ghost in Parliament.
Strange things happen when the election is near. Or rather the government is acting very strangely, almost like an insane person. Perhaps the ancient Greeks were right to say, “those whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad.” - Steven Sim
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