Backlog mountain: The process of registering four million new voters

Source: The Malay Mail Online

EC chairman Datuk Seri Mohd Hashim Abdullah  — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

EC chairman Datuk Seri Mohd Hashim Abdullah — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, March 12 ― Recent statistics have revealed that there are 4,060,339 Malaysians who have yet to register as voters, according to the Election Commission (EC).

EC chairman Datuk Seri Mohd Hashim Abdullah said that the commission has been vigorously trying to increase efforts to register more voters since the beginning of last year.

He pointed there was an increase of voter registrations in the third quarter of last year, attributing this scenario to the several campaigns conducted by the EC and other parties.

“The EC expects more registrations to flow in during this period as talks of a possible general election heats up,” he told Malay Mail Online.

The next general election is due by June 2018.

According to statistics by the National Registration Department (NRD), there are more than 18 million Malaysians above the age of 21 as of the third quarter of 2016. Read more

AICHR to hold programme on human rights law on March 13-15

Source: The Sun Daily

aichr-300x236PUTRAJAYA: The Asean Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) will organise a judicial colloquium on the sharing of good practices regarding international human rights law in Kuala Lumpur from March 13 to 15.

The Foreign Ministry, in a statement, today said the three-day programme would involve panel discussions and working group sessions on, among others, the role of the judiciary in the promotion and protection of human rights and effective access to justice and remedies in the context of the Sustainable Development Goal 16.

The colloquium will also discuss the challenges and opportunities in the application of the rule of law and human rights and the future of judicial cooperation in human rights protection in Asean. Read more

Mengapa sukar jadikan ‘rogol dalam perkahwinan’ sebagai jenayah

Sumber: FMT News

Ahli Parlimen Seputeh berkata itu sebabnya Kanun Keseksaan meliputi perbuatan itu sebagai kesalahan suami mencederakan isteri dengan tujuan melakukan seks. Gambar dipetik dari FMT News.

Ahli Parlimen Seputeh berkata itu sebabnya Kanun Keseksaan meliputi perbuatan itu sebagai kesalahan suami mencederakan isteri dengan tujuan melakukan seks. Gambar dipetik dari FMT News.

PETALING JAYA: Ahli Parlimen Seputeh Teresa Kok berkata sukar untuk frasa “rogol dalam perkahwinan” digunakan sebagai terma undang-undang dan untuk dihujahkan di mahkamah.

Katanya, kali pertama beliau tahu mengenai kesukaran itu ialah ketika menjadi ahli Jawatankuasa Pemilih Semakan Kanun Keseksaan dan Kanun Prosedur Jenayah.

“Kami dapati agak sukar meletakkan terma rogol dalam perkahwinan dalam undang-undang. Itu sebabnya ia menyatakan tindakan suami mencederakan isterinya dengan tujuan melakukan seks adalah kesalahan di bawah Seksyen 375A Kanun Keseksaan,” katanya.

Kok berkata sukar untuk membuktikan rogol dalam perkahwinan bila ia berlaku.

“Bagaimana hendak membuktikan ia rogol dalam perkahwinan? Sangat sukar untuk menggambarkan dan berhujah di mahkamah dan sebab itu kami letak ia di bawah 375A di mana hukuman penjara boleh dikenakan hingga 5 tahun.

“Secara tidak langsung ia meliputi insiden keganasan termasuk rogol dalam perkahwinan,” katanya kepada FMT.

Beliau berkata demikian sebagai respons kepada gesaan Pertubuhan Bantuan Wanita (WAO) supaya rogol dalam perkahwinan dikategorikan sebagai jenayah. Read more