Rabu, 25 April 2012

Suara Sri Andalas

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Suara Sri Andalas

Stateless Indians: PKR Shows Proof

Posted: 25 Apr 2012 02:00 AM PDT

PETALING JAYA: PKR today provided a document to substantiate its allegation that there were about 300,000 stateless Malaysian Indians in the country.

Speaking at a press conference at the party headquarters today, Subang MP R Sivarasa provided a census report made in the 1970 by then chief statistician of Malaysia, R Chander.

"Chander is a renowned statistician not only in Malaysia but also in the region," Sivarasa said.

Also present were PKR vice-presidents Nurul Izzah Anwar, N Surendran, supreme council member Khalid Jaafar and Kapar MP S Manickavasagam.

Also at their side were several Indian families who were denied citizenship by the National Registration Department (NRD).

Sivarasa explained that Chander's projection for the population increase for 1990 for the Malay and Chinese communities was accurate.

"Chander projected that the Malay population would increase from 8 million to 8.9 million in 1990. In 1991, the census showed the Malay population was about 8.5 million."

Sivarasa added that the Chinese population was about 4.6 million in 1991, which was in the range of Chander's projection of between 4.5 million and 5.4 million.

"Chander projected that Indians would be between 1.4 million and 1.6 million in 1990 but the census showed that there were only about 1.3 million Indians. What happened to the rest?"

He attributed the lower figures to the mechanism used when the census was done in 1991, saying that the government only counted those with blue identification card.

"It's already 2012 and I believe Surendran's 300,000 estimate is a conservative figure. It could be much more now," Sivarasa said.

He said the government should look into the matter as a Malaysian problem, adding that the right to citizenship is guaranteed under the Article 14 and 16 of the Federal Constitution.

MIC hoodwinking Indian community

Meanwhile, Surendran said that the stateless Malaysian Indians were victims of a systematic effort by the authorities to deprive the latter of their basic rights.

"And there are two groups here. One is those carrying red MyKads and the rest who have no birth documents whatsoever," Surendran said.

Criticising the MyDaftar programme, he said the programme was an attempt by the MIC to hoodwink the Indian community.

He produced a letter from the NRD addressed to MIC secretary-general S Murugesan where the former rejected an application of citizenship from one G Vasantha Lakshimi, under Article 19 of the Federal Constitution.

"Why did the MIC apply citizenship for Vasantha under Article 19? That legislation is for foreigners. Vasantha was born in Kuala Lumpur. So, has the government been treating her as a foreigner all this while? asked Surendran.

In a related matter, Nurul said Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein must explain the matter with immediate urgency.

"And MIC must stop making this into a racial issue. This is a Malaysian problem and the bureaucracy is a hindrance to resolve this issue," she said.

Last Thursday, Surendran led a protest at the Parliament gates urging the government to solve the stateless Indians issue urgently.

In a related development, Murugesan said that he will send his officer tomorrow to PKR headquarters to collect information from Surendran over the matter.

"This is not about partisan politics. Let's work together to help the Indian community," he said.

Source: FreeMalaysiaToday

Najib’s Illusory Transformation (I): Election Offences (Amendment) Bill 2012 – A Election Fraudster’s Charter

Posted: 25 Apr 2012 01:30 AM PDT

By William Leong Jee Keen, Member of Parliament, Selayang
In collaboration with:
Political Studies for Change (KPRU – Kajian Politik untuk Perubahan), a local research institute as well as a political think tank.

On 19th April 2012, the last day of the Parliamentary session, the Government tabled 8 Bills for debate that day.  It became a marathon session testing the stamina and resolve of the opposition.  The first Bill was the Election Offences (Amendment) Bill 2012 which started at 10:00am and the last Bill was the Printing Presses and Publications (Amendment) Bill 2012 which ended at 3:15am the next morning.  In between, the other Bills debated included Universities and University Colleges (Amendment) Bill 2012, Private Higher Educational Institutions (Amendment) Bill 2012, Educational Institutions (Discipline) (Amendment) Bill 2012, the Jasa Perkasa Persekutuan (Remembrance Allowance) Bill 2012, Pingat Tentera Udara (Remembrance Allowance) Bill 2012 and the Capital Markets and Services (Amendment) Bill 2012.

For comparison, the Dewan Rakyat took 3 days to debate the National Kenaf and Tobacco Board Bill 2008.  Although the replacement of tobacco planting with kenaf is important, it cannot be more important than the Bills to ensure free and fair elections, ensuring students are able to exercise their constitutional freedom of assembly and citizens are entitled to the freedom of expression which were to be debated in the Election Offences (Amendment) Bill 2012, Universities and University Colleges (Amendment) Bill 2012, Private Higher Educational Institutions (Amendment) Bill 2012, Educational Institutions (Discipline) (Amendment) Bill 2012 and the Printing Presses and Publications (Amendment) Bill 2012 Bills.

There is no doubt that the Barisan Nasional Government wanted to bulldoze the Bills with the minimum debate to avoid public scrutiny and censure.  This is because the amendments were not designed to provide for greater democracy instead they provided for greater restrictions.  The transformation which is heralded by Najib in tabling the Bills is nothing more than an illusion.  Like David Copperfield's magic tricks, the smoke and mirror effect of the Bills cannot stand scrutiny in daylight.  Hence the Bills were pushed through in the dead of the night.

The Election Offences (Amendment) Bill 2012 has been described by Ambiga Sreenevasan, co-Chairperson of the Steering Committee for the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (BERSIH 2.0), as "solely for the purpose of making the voting process less transparent".[1]  The Bill did not implement any of BERSIH's 8 demands for a clean and fair election or any of the 22 recommendations of the Parliamentary Select Committee.

No observer to be allowed, scrutiny reduced
The Bill removed the candidate's right to have his agents monitor the process of voter identification to ensure that voters are at the proper polling center and directed to the correct polling stream.  This is a crucial process because many voters will be denied their rights to vote if they are unable to obtain confirmation that they are at the correct polling center or their name is listed in the electoral roll.  There have been many incidents in previous elections where voters were sent on a wild goose chase to find their voting centers.  Unable to do so, they eventually gave up and were thus deprived of their right to vote.

Pakatan Rakyat and the public have cause for concern that this coming 13th General Elections will be tainted by widespread electoral frauds.

From December 2010 until September 2011, Pakatan Rakyat has found that 106,255 voters have been removed from the Electoral Roll without their knowledge.

The Election Commission has changed the voting centers for 31,294 persons without their knowledge or consent on the pretext of the Election Commission correcting Parliamentary boundaries.  This is illegal because any change in a Parliamentary constituency requires the approval of two-thirds majority in the Dewan Rakyat which has not been obtained.

According to an audit by Mimos Berhad presented to the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC), there are 200,000 voters whose registration is suspect;
  • There are 820 cases where there are 100 or more voters staying at one address;
  • There are 1,259 cases where there are between 51 to 100 voters at one address;
  • There are 3,254 cases where there are between 21 to 50 voters at one address;
  • There are 6,002 cases where there are between 11 to 20 voters at one address.

There are also 2,425,045 voters whose authenticity cannot be verified because the electoral rolls only specified their locality but not their addresses.

Parti Keadilan Rakyat has detected a trend where seats they are contesting have registered substantially higher number of new voters compared to those held by Barisan Nasional, for example:
  • Subang 27,765;
  • Kapar 21,606;
  • Kuala Langat 17,172;
  • Selayang 16,189;
  • Gombak 15,467;
  • Gelang Patah 17,356;
  • Bukit Katil 16,206;
  • Hulu Selangor 16,481.
The amendments to the Election Offences (Amendment) Bill 2012 by prohibiting the presence of observers will lead to reduced scrutiny and prevent electoral fraud.  The Government has not provided any convincing argument to justify the reduced scrutiny.  Sivarasa Rasiah, the Member of Parliament for Subang, has described the amendments as confirmation of Barisan Nasional's plans to steal the 13th General Election.[2]

The amendment will not improve Malaysia's score for greater political rights and civil liberties.  The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) recently released a chart assigning a score for political rights and civil liberties to 30 countries in Asia.[3] It demonstrates that Malaysia still has a long way to go in pursuing greater political rights and civil autonomy to keep on par with the democratic development achieved by other countries such as Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, India and even our neighbor Indonesia.

In fact, the presence of observers, whether from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or representing the election candidates is an inseparable aspect of voting process, particularly within a democratic system. In the United States – a country that is widely credited with its relatively complete and healthy democracy, any candidate is allowed to have as many observers to be present during the election and also during the calculation of the ballot paper. The presence of observers shall include every phase of an election, such as in the preparation and mailing of ballots, checking the eligibility of voters, and the opening and calculation of ballot papers and the like. Such amendment to rule out the presence of observers in the booth is conspicuously in conflict with the nature of democracy. What is more, this is overtly in contrast with the political transformation programme, which has been vigorously introduced and promoted by a Prime Minister who portrays himself as the icon of successful transformation while playing down systemic failures and crisis of political legitimacy faced by the BN-UMNO regime.

The amendments removed another one of the check and balances ensuring a clean and fair election.  The Election Commission and the Prime Minister should have no fear of observers if the election is clean and fair. They would only have cause for fear if they intend to commit election fraud. The people must therefore judge why the Barisan Nasional Government did not allow sufficient time for the public to appreciate the significance of the amendments and what they forebode.  The people must question Barisan Nasional for pushing the amendments in the darkest hours of the night, and not in the light of day.  For those who prefer darkness over light, it has been said:

"And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out…"

Barisan Nasional was able to approve the amendments because of their majority in the Dewan Rakyat.  The amendments would similarly be approved by the Barisan Nasional majority in the Dewan Negara.  Therefore the only avenue left for the people to object is by attending BERSIH 3.0.
"The sin of silence when they should protest makes cowards of men."
Abraham Lincoln

We must know our democratic rights have been stolen.

"The first step in saving our liberty is to realize how much we have already lost, how we lost it, and how we will continue to lose it unless fundamental political changes occur."
James Bovar

Anwar Ibrahim

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Anwar Ibrahim

Press Statement DSAI on MAS

Posted: 25 Apr 2012 03:46 AM PDT

Najib must respond to the nose-diving Malaysia Airlines (MAS), and protect MAS and its employees?

Malaysia Airlines reported its largest loss in history — RM2.52 billion — in 2011, it is currently co-owned by rivals AirAsia through a share-swap eight months ago and its 20,000 staff under eight unions still do not know what will happen to them.

Where is MAS heading? Prime Minister Dato' Seri Najib has admitted recently of having second thoughts over the share-swap and conceded his government might have to decouple the two airlines. How long will he leave the matter and future of thousands of employees hanging? If he is intent on decoupling, will he share with the public what the cost of the exercise will be?

My position has been consistent. I opposed the share-swap immediately after it was inked eight months ago. I was concerned that having AirAsia and MAS under the same owners raised monopoly questions, that incoming AirAsia's directors in MAS would possibly be violating corporate governance and the various employee unions were not consulted.

Today, with MAS' fate unresolved, and its problems continuing I ask Najib:

i) How long will the 20,000 employees of MAS under 8 unions not know their fate? There are speculations workers will be forced out, or forced into a subsidiary airline and those left remaining not having enough say in reforming the struggling airline;

ii) What has MAS changed in terms of operational efficiency to counter rising fuel costs and reduce assets impairment, and reverse the RM2.52 billion loss to a profit making in the future?

I demand that the prime minister:

i) Admit to the Malaysian public that the AirAsia share-swap was a mistake;

ii) Undo the share swap and comprehensive collaboration framework;

iii) Suspend immediately plans of routes swaps between AirAsia and MAS and;

iv) Freeze any top management recruitment in MAS, to halt perceptions there is an ongoing "AirAsia-nisation".

Malaysia Airlines cannot continue to be managed based on political decisions that have turned it into a loss making company and threaten the future of its 20,000 employees.

Malaysia Airlines future lies with its employees. Government should not interfere with business unnecessarily. It should empower its senior management staff and not embark on other half-baked measures.

The flag carrier is one of the many opportunities available for Dato’ Seri Najib to burnish his reform credentials and distance himself from the disastrous mistakes made in the past.

Opposition Chief

PTPTN Mesti Mansuh Dulu

Posted: 24 Apr 2012 10:14 PM PDT


Subky Latif
24 Apr 2012

APA pun PTPTN mestilah dimansuhkan dulu serentak dengan pengumuman pelajaran percuma hingga ke universiti.
Beban pertama yang perlu ditangani ialah membebaskan para pelajar dari hutang  sejak hari pertama melangkah ke universiti atau kolej.
Dalam sistem sekarang baik kaya dan apa lagilah miskin sebaik melangkah ke menara gading disediakan dengan hutang yang berbunga. Sebaik bekerja dan sejak gaji bulan pertama terpaksa membayar hutang.
Ia mesti dibebaskan dulu.
Tidak berbangkit tiada yang sanggup ke universiti apabila PTPTN mansuh, kerana universiti disediakan secara percuma.
Apabila ia dikatakan percuma tentu semua perkara besar yang melibatkan kewangan akan dikendalikan oleh kerajaan yang mendapat RM80 bilion setahun dari hasil minyak dan gas.
Anwar  Ibrahim yang pernah menjadi menteri pelajaran termasuk bertanggungjawab terhadap pelajaran tinggi pada masanya tahu keperluan setiap universiti  dan kolej.
Belajar dari pengalaman PAS memerintah Kelantan sejak tahun 1959, tiada lulusan STP boleh masuk universiti tanpa penaja sekali pun sijilnya cemerlang. Seluruh pelajar dari Kelantan termasuk yang dapat sijil tidak penuh ditaja oleh kerajaan Kelantan.
Antara mereka masuk kampus tak berduit. Berhempas pulaslah Prof. Diraja Ungku Aziz mengikhtiarkan keperluan mereka. Selama 19  tahun PAS memerintah hanya setahun  saja pelajar Kelantan tidak jadi pelajar yang teramai dibandingkan dengan setiap negeri.
17 buah sekolah yang terbaik masa itu terhadap di tiga buah kota iaitu Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh dan Pulau Pinang. Tidak termasuk sekolah di Kelantan, tetapi siswa yang teramai bukan dari Selangor,  Perak dan Pulau Pinang bahkan dari Kelantan.
Perdana Menteri kata, jika PTPTN dimansuhkan kerajaan terpaksa tanggung RM43 bilion. Anwar yang pernah jadi menteri kewangan kata, RM43 bilion itu bukan peruntukan setahun. Yang disediakan oleh kerajaan sekarang tiga bilion saja setahun. Tetapi PR sedia belanjakan lima bilion setahun dari 80 bilion setahun dari hasil minyak untuk tampung keperluan ganti PTPTN itu.
Bukan Najib saja pernah jadi menteri kewangan dan menteri pelajaran. Anwar pun pernah jadi menteri pendidikan  dan menteri kewangan.
Kata Khaled Nordin, menteri pengajian tinggi, tanpa PTPTN tutup  semua universiti swasta (IPTS). Khaled Nordin tidak pernah jadi menteri kewangan dan tiada pengalaman jaga kementerian pelajaran. Anwar lebih banyak pengalaman dan dia adalah pengerusi jawatankuasa anti penyelewangan. Dia tahu ke mana  tumpah kuah.
Tidaklah 100 bajet universiti swasta datang dari dana kerajaan, tetapi kekurangan peruntukan disebabkan oleh ketiadaan PTPTN tentulah dapat ditampung oleh kerajaan yang menyediakan peruntukan lima bilion tadi.
Pelajaran bagi Pakatan Rakyat adalah termasuk dalam negara berkebajikan. Ia bukan produk yang diswastakan seperti di bawah BN. Konsep swasta adalah mencari sebanyak-banyak untung. Banyak siswa, maka banyaklah pulangannya. Mutu pengajian jadi perkara kedua.
Tetapi di bawah pelajaran percuma, mutu pengajian diutamakan dan ia mesti memenuhi kehendak kebajikan. Sebagaimana graduan Kelantan dengan standard pengajiannya yang bermutu balik membangunkan Kelantan, maka nilai pelajar yang keluar dari semua universiti, tentulah dapat membangunkan negara, bangsa dan agama atau bermoral tinggi.
Kita jangan berbalah dulu tentang ganti PTPTN dan macam nak tangani kampus tanpa PTPTN. Mansuh  dulu PTPTN dan laksanakan pelajaran percuma. Setelah itu kita fikirkan bagaimana  anak orang kaya dan anak orang miskin.
Persoalan pertamanya jangan jadikan PTPTN sebagai ah long kepada pelajar.
Menuntut ilmu adalah ibadat. Bebaskan pelajar dari gejala  riba membatalkan ibadat bahkan jadi maksiat pula. Bebaskan pelajar dari berhutang kerana hutang itu menyebabkan ibadat tidak sampai ke langit dan  doa tidak makbul. Kejayaan dalam pelajaran bukan sekadar cerdik dan rajin studi, tetapi dibantu oleh doa. Kalau siswa berhutang doa untuk lulus cemerlang dan dapat kehidupan baik tidak tercapai kerana halangan hutang.
Jika universiti dan kolej jadi tempat ibadat dan doa dimakbulkan, maka melimpah ruahlah bantuan dari Allah. Ramailah orang kaya memberi zakat kepada kampus sebagai ganti kepada PTPTN. Apabila  universiti makmur, maka bukan orang miskin saja dapat kebajikan dari pengajian percuma, anak orang kaya juga boleh dapat pelajaran percuma. Belanja dari orang kaya untuk pengajiannya adalah sedekah.
Islam agama diterima di sisi Allah. Malulah kepada Sweden,  Norway dan Finland bukan Islam dapat memberi kebajikan kepada pengajiannya, negara Islam mencari keuntungan dari bidang pelajaran.

PKR Mahu Penjelasan Terma Royalti Minyak

Posted: 24 Apr 2012 10:03 PM PDT

Sinar Harian

PETALING JAYA – PKR meminta penjelasan daripada Kerajaan Negeri Terengganu, Petronas dan Kerajaan Persekutuan berhubung terma penyelesaian di luar mahkamah mengenai jumlah bayaran royalti minyak dan gas di negeri itu.

Setiausaha Agungnya, Saifuddin Nasution Ismail berkata, pada 12 Mac lalu, Kerajaan Negeri telah menggugurkan tindakan undang-undang terhadap Petronas dan Kerajaan Pusat sedangkan ia dimulakan oleh Kerajaan Negeri pada Mac 2001.

Menurutnya, tindakan undang-undang tersebut telah dimulakan oleh Kerajaan Negeri ekoran keengganan Petronas dan Kerajaan Pusat meneruskan bayaran royalti sepertimana Perjanjian 1975.

"PKR mahu penjelasan jumlah bayaran sebenar akan diperolehi Kerajaan Negeri hasil penyelesaian tersebut memandangkan perbezaan harga minyak dunia antara AS$20 hingga AS$100 setong sepanjang tempoh tersebut.

"PKR juga mahukan penjelasan mengenai akaun mana wang ini dimasukkan sama ada kumpulan wang disatukan Kerajaan Negeri atau digunakan terus untuk membiayai projek-projek seperti Piala Monsun, Masjid Kristal dan lain-lain," katanya pada satu sidang media, semalam.

Hakim Arah Menteri Jelaskan Pengharaman BERSIH 2.0

Posted: 24 Apr 2012 09:47 PM PDT


Mahkamah Tinggi Kuala Lumpur menuntut penjelasan lanjut daripada Menteri Dalam Negeri Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein yang mengisytiharkan gabungan proreformasi pilihan raya BERSIH 2.0 sebagai pertubuhan tidak sah tahun lalu.

Hishammuddin (kanan) kemudiannya bertukar pendirian apabila membenarkan BERSIH 3.0 atas alasan ia bukan ancaman kepada keselamatan, berbeza dengan keadaan sebelum 9 Julai apabila perhimpunan seumpamanya dianjurkan.

Hakim Datuk Rohana Yusof meminta penjelasan itu daripada hakim kanan persekutuan Azizan Md Arshad dan mengarahkan menteri berkenaan supaya memfailkan afidavit berhubung perkara itu sebelum 10 Mei.

Rohana akan menyampaikan keputusan terhadap permintaan BERSIH pada 15 Mei untuk memeriksa balas Hishammuddin dan Ketua Polis Negara Tan Sri Ismail Omar, dan untuk mendapatkan 1,706 laporan polis yang difailkan terhadapnya sebelum perhimpunan tahun lalu.

Peguam Aston Paiva, yang mewakili BERSIH dalam mencabar pengharaman kerajaan, memberitahu perkara itu kepada pemberita selepas beliau dan Azizan bertemu hakim di kamar.


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2 hari lagi menuju lebuhraya demokrasi ~ BERSIH 3.0

Posted: 25 Apr 2012 10:25 AM PDT

2 hari lagi rakyat semalaysia akan menuju lebuhraya demokrasi
di dataran merdeka, kuala lumpur.


Posted: 25 Apr 2012 01:36 AM PDT

Datuk Bandar Kuala Lumpur Tan Sri Ahmad Fuad Ismail memberi amaran kepada Gabungan Pilihan Raya Bersih dan Adil (BERSIH) dan penyokongnya bahawa tindakan keras akan diambil jika mereka meneruskan hasrat untuk berhimpun di Dataran Merdeka pada 28 April ini.
Bertegas dengan keputusannya tidak membenarkan Dataran Merdeka digunakan untuk perhimpunan tersebut, Ahmad Fuad menegaskan tindakan yang sama akan diambil sepertimana tindakan terhadap kumpulan mahasiswa anti-PTPTN yang 'berkampung' di tempat yang sama.

Dimana aspirasi rakyat diutamakan bagi DBKL? Didalam PRU yang lepas, cuma tinggal satu kawasan Parlimen utk Beend, dan masih tidak mahu bertolenrasi lagi.....

Orang KL, Wilayah Persekutuan telah voted out BEEND pada PRU yg lepas !!!


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Angkatan Muda Parti Keadilan Rakyat Cabang Bukit Gantang, Perak

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Angkatan Muda Parti Keadilan Rakyat Cabang Bukit Gantang, Perak

MediaRakyat "Rakyat Bersuara" : Dari Occupy Dataran Ke Bersih 3.0

Posted: 24 Apr 2012 11:05 PM PDT

Ceramah Chegu Bard di Selayang 22 Aprril 2012

Posted: 24 Apr 2012 10:27 PM PDT

Part 1
Part 2

Part 3


Angkatan Muda