Putrajaya enggan jawab alasan guna Sosma tahan Khairuddin, Matthias

Sumber: The Malaysian Insider

Menteri Dalam Negeri Datuk Seri Nancy Shukry tidak menjawab pertanyaan penahanan bekas naib ketua Umno Bahagian Batu Kawan Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan dan peguamnya Matthias Chang Wen Chieh mengikut Sosma walaupun berkali-kali didesak ahli Parlimen pembangkang semasa sesi penggulungan Bajet 2016. – Gambar fail The Malaysian Insider, 4 November, 2015.

Putrajaya hari ini enggan menjawab tindakan Akta Kesalahan Keselamatan (Langkah-langkah Khas) 2012 (Sosma) yang digunakan untuk menahan bekas naib ketua Umno Bahagian Batu Kawan Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan dan peguam Matthias Chang Wen Chieh.

Menteri Dalam Negeri Datuk Seri Nancy Shukry tidak menjawab pertanyaan tersebut walaupun berkali-kali didesak ahli Parlimen pembangkang semasa sesi penggulungan Bajet 2016.

Tindakan Nancy tersebut menimbulkan kekecohan dalam dewan apabila Ahli Parlimen Puchong Gobind Singh Deo, Ahli Parlimen Pokok Sena Datuk Mahfuz Omar, Ahli Parlimen Sungai Petani Datuk Johari Abdul dan Ahli Parlimen Kapar S Manikavasagam.

Gobind mempertikaikan tindakan Nancy yang enggan menjawab soalan berkaitan dengan Sosma walaupun pada awalnya Menteri Dalam Negeri Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi menyuruh beliau bertanya soalan tersebut kepada Jabatan Perdana Menteri yang mengendalikan hal ehwal undang-undang. Read more

‘Sosma review committee yet another Najib’s unfulfilled promise’

Source: Malaysiakini

Picture of the Security Offences (Safety Measures) Act 2012

Picture of the Security Offences (Safety Measures) Act 2012

Three years since promising to form a committee to review the Security Offences (Safety Measures) Act 2012, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has failed to fulfil his promise, Political Studies for Change Institute (KPRU) said.

KPRU executive director Ooi Heng said the Hansard shows Najib promised to do twice in the Dewan Rakyat and Dewan Negara, but three years and three months later, this has yet to happen.

“While tabling the Sosma Bill on April 16, 2012, Najib said the government would form a committee to review the Act from time to time, and to recommend improvements. Read more

Malaysia gets ‘D’ in global watchdog’s survey on defence corruption

Source: The Malay Mail Online

File photo of TI-M president Datuk Akhbar Satar. TI-M today called for the establishment of a parliamentary committee to oversee the defence and security sector in order to curb the risk of political corruption. — Picture by Zurairi AR

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 4 — Malaysia scored a “D” in a Transparency International survey this year that indicated a high risk of corruption in the defence sector, worse than Singapore’s “B” grade.

The Malaysian chapter of the global anti-graft body, Transparency-International Malaysia (TI-M), expressed concern with Malaysia’s score in the Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index (GI 2015), despite the country doing slightly better than the previous GI 2013 survey in which Malaysia scored a “D-”.

“With formal regulations governing the actions of military personnel and independent investigative organisations like the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Malaysia is in a good place to build its anti-corruption framework,” TI-M president Datuk Akhbar Satar said in a statement today.

“But significant vulnerabilities to corruption persist as a result of a weak legislative scrutiny, opaque budgets, weak whistleblower protections, and insufficient anti-corruption training in institutions,” he added.

According to the GI survey, Malaysia scored an “E”, which means a “very high” risk of defence corruption, in the operations risk category.

Malaysia’s best-performing category was personnel risk, in which the country scored a “C”.

Malaysia was graded “D” in the other categories measured—political risk, financial risk and procurement risk. Read more

Putrajaya ‘stupid’ for not endorsing Unified Examination Certificate, says Sarawak CM

Source: The Malay Mail Online

KUCHING, Nov 4 — Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem blasted the federal government today for its refusal to recognise the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) awarded to graduates of local Chinese independent schools.

Continuing, he said such a “stupid policy” was detrimental to the country’s growth, as it failed to fully utilise young talents to the local labour force.

“Many countries and private universities all over the world give due recognition to UEC, but not Malaysia. What a waste,” he said at the Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) Integrity Day here. Read more

Parliamentary reforms will include special question time for MPs, says Pandikar

Source: The Star Online

KUALA LUMPUR: The coming parliamentary reforms in Dewan Rakyat will see special time allotted for MPs to question the Prime Minister and his ministers on current pressing matters.

This is one of the reforms Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia aims to bring to Parliament.

He said the reforms were crucial to uphold the dignity of Parliament as the “heart and soul” of the nation and not done as a popular move.

“I am willing to step down if Parliament dignity is tainted,” he said, stating that he intended to step down earlier this year as plans to reform Parliament was not carried out. Read more

Putrajaya enggan jawab dakwaan beli teknologi untuk risik rakyat

Sumber: The Malaysian Insider

Putrajaya tidak menjawab sama ada sudah membeli satu alat teknologi daripada “Hacking Team” untuk merisik rakyat sendiri dengan mengatakan data peribadi dan kerahsiaan rakyat sentiasa terjaga.

Menjawab soalan Ahli Parlimen Klang Charles Santiago, Menteri Komunikasi Dan Multimedia Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak mengatakan kerajaan sentiasa mempertahankan dan menjamin hak rakyat Malaysia terpelihara.

“Di Malaysia, data peribadi dan kerahsiaan rakyat dilindungi supaya tidak disalahgunakan.

“Tindakan tegas akan diambil melalui undang-undang sedia ada bagi menjamin hak rakyat Malaysia sentiasa terpelihara,” kata jawapan bertulis beliau di Dewan Rakyat hari ini. Read more

Help stop Sarawakian’s execution in Singapore on Friday, Amnesty tells Putrajaya

Source: The Malaysian Insider

Amnesty International Malaysia urges Putrajaya to explore all avenues to halt the execution of Kho Jabing in Singapore set for Friday. – Singapore Police Force pic, November 4, 2015.

Amnesty International Malaysia has urged Putrajaya to explore all avenues to halt the execution of Kho Jabing in Singapore set for Friday.

The NGO’s executive director Shamini Darshni said that while they did not seek to downplay the seriousness of the Sarawakian’s crime or its consequences, the re-imposition of a death sentence by the Court of Appeal in a split 3-2 decision on the basis of an unclear reconstruction of the facts makes the case for clemency more compelling.

“By rejecting Kho Jabing’s clemency appeal, the government of Singapore failed to fulfil the purpose of ensuring justice and fairness in the legal process, and curtailed the spirit of its own reform efforts aimed at reducing reliance on the death penalty as a means of administering justice,” she said in a statement today.

It was reported, however, that the Sarawak government will not interfere in Kho’s case as he was not convicted of the crime in Malaysia. Read more

Ask Putrajaya about Sosma review committee, says Gani

Source: The Malaysian Insider

Former attorney-general Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail suggests that more people read the Hansard detailing the prime minister’s speech on the security bill, Sosma. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Wan Asraf, November 4, 2015.

The Bar Council‎ and Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) should ask Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to keep his promise to set up a committee to review the controversial Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma), former attorney-general Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail said yesterday.

Najib had promised to set up the committee, Gani said, when the prime minister tabled the Sosma Bill in 2012.

Reading excerpts from the Dewan Rakyat Hansard of Najib’s speech during the tabling of the law three years ago, Gani said the committee would, among others, consist of representatives from the Bar Council and Suhakam.

“You should be asking, where is the committee‎? Where is the committee to do check and balances? Sometimes, they need to be reminded,” Gani said at a forum organised by the Bar Council titled “Sosma: Wolf in sheep’s clothing?” in Kuala Lumpur last night. Read more

IGP vows action after EAIC concludes Johor man’s 2014 custodial death was murder

Source: The Malay Mail Online

Laporan-EAIC-SyedAzlanKUALA LUMPUR, Nov 4 — Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar has given his assurance that those involved in the 2014 custodial death of Johor youth Syed Mohd Azlan Syed Mohamed Nur will be brought to book if found guilty.

In a brief statement late last night, the national police chief also announced that the police are in the process of wrapping up their investigation into the case and will forward their probe to the Attorney-General’s Chambers for further instruction.

“We assure the public that those involved will be brought to justice as we do not practise the blue wall of silence to shield any member of the police who are liable for criminal charges,” he said. Read more