New agency to handle flood-related issues

Source: NST Online

KOTA BARU: A new agency to handle all the issues related with flood disaster will be set up to help the government in tacking the problem in future.

Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim said the agency under the Prime Minister’s Department, is expected to be formed before the next monsoon season arrived.

“The new agency will be placed under the National Security Council and once formed, the agency will be handling all the issues or problem arise from flood.   Read more

1MDB – rogues skip free, heroes pilloried – Tommy Thomas

Source: Malaysiakini

BY TOMMY THOMAS

Khairuddin Abu Hassan and Matthias Chang were charged yesterday for committing offences under Section 124 L of the Penal Code which reads:

‘Whoever attempts to commit sabotage or does any act preparatory thereto shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to fifteen years.’ Read more

MACC confident SRC International probe can be wrapped up by year end

Source: The Star Online

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is confident that investigations into SRC International can be wrapped up by the end of the year.

“We will try our best to complete investigations by the end of this year, Insyallah,” MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull(pic) said after a meeting of MACC directors at the commission’s academy in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday.

SRC International is a former subsidiary of state-owned investment arm 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

However, Mohd Shukri remained tight-lipped on the individual under investigation in connection with the company.

“No, no, no. We cannot mention who it is but I am confident that we can complete it by the end of this year,” he said.

Mohd Shukri also brushed aside fears that hidden hands may jeopardise the tasks of the commission.

“There is no one that can interfere in MACC’s work. I’ll make sure of that,” he said. Read more

Mahkamah tolak permohonan KDN hentikan penerbitan Edge

Sumber: The Malaysian Insider

Permohonan Kementerian Dalam Negeri menghalang The Edge Weekly dan The Edge Financial Daily daripada diterbitkan semula sehingga kes rayuannya selesai ditolak Mahkamah Tinggi, hari ini. – Gambar fail The Malaysian Insider, 13 Oktober, 2015.

Mahkamah Tinggi Kuala Lumpur hari ini menolak permohonan Kementerian Dalam Negeri (KDN) untuk menghalang The Edge Weekly dan The Edge Financial Daily daripada diterbitkan semula, sehingga kes rayuannya selesai.

Peguam Kanan Persekutuan Alice Loke Yee Ching berkata Hakim Datuk Asmabi Mohamad juga berkata tidak ada keadaan khas untuk membenarkan penangguhan.

“Hakim berkata penerbit tidak boleh dilucutkan daripada hasil kejayaan litigasi mereka,” katanya kepada wartawan di luar mahkamah, hari ini.

Loke berkata hakim juga berpendapat tidak ada keburukan yang akan berlaku jika penerbitan kedua-dua akhbar itu disambung semula.

Asmabi menyampaikan keputusannya itu di dalam kamar, kata Loke.

Hakim juga memerintahkan kos RM4,000 kepada penerbit, The Edge Communications Sdn Bhd.

Loke berkata, kementerian itu boleh meneruskan rayuannya di Mahkamah Rayuan walaupun penggantungan 3 bulan akhbar itu tamat pada 26 Oktober. Read more

Apakah kaitan Azmi Sharom dengan kebebasan akademik? – Mustafa K Anuar

Sumber: The Malay Mail Online

OLEH Dr MUSTAFA K. ANUAR

13 OKT — Mahkamah Persekutuan baru-baru ini memutuskan bahawa Akta Hasutan 1948 adalah sah di sisi Perlembagaan Persekutuan. Ini adalah satu pertimbangan guaman yang bercanggah dengan hujah Azmi Sharom, seorang pensyarah undang-undang, yang mengatakan akta itu tiada keperlembagaannya (unconstitutional).

Tertewasnya Profesor Madya Azmi dalam kesnya di Mahkamah Persekutuan itu bukan sahaja satu kegagalan peribadi, tapi lebih pentingnya ialah implikasi keputusan itu terhadap kebebasan sivil dan hak asasi manusia dalam masyarakat kita.

Keputusan mahkamah ini juga bermakna bahawa Azmi perlu dihadapkan ke mahkamah di bawah Akta Hasutan. Ini berikutan daripada apa yang berlaku pada tahun lalu di mana beliau dilaporkan telah menyatakan pandangannya yang mengaitkan krisis politik di Perak dengan masalah politik di Selangor dari perspektif kepakaran bidang akademiknya, iaitu undang-undang.  Read more