Melaka aktifkan jentera bantuan banjir

Sumber: FMT News

MELAKA: Kerajaan Melaka mengaktifkan jentera bantuan banjir bagi menyelaras dan memantau bencana berkenaan yang melanda beberapa kawasan di negeri ini terutama di Durian Tunggal di Alor Gajah dan Tehel di Jasin.

Ketua Menteri Melaka Datuk Seri Idris Haron berkata misi bantuan banjir berkenaan akan dipengerusikan sementara oleh Pegawai Kewangan negeri Datuk Roslan Ibrahim kerana Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Datuk Seri Naim Abu Bakar sedang bercuti.

“Kita telah bersiap sedia dan 4 kawasan pemindahan banjir di Durian Tunggal telah dibuka setakat ini dan jumlah mangsa yang dipindahkan agak ramai mungkin kerana ramai yang beraya di kampung.

“Banjir ini berlaku kerana hujan turun lebih 4 jam sejak dua hari kebelakangan ini dan menyebabkan beberapa kawasan dinaiki air,” katanya kepada pemberita ketika ditemui pada majlis rumah terbuka sempena Aidilfitri Speaker Dewan Undangan Negeri Melaka Datuk Othman Muhamad di sini, hari ini. Read more

Selangor says ‘shocked’ over rushing of EC court hearing

Source: The Malay Mail Online

The Selangor and Melaka court cases were filed to get the courts to nullify and invalidate the EC’s alleged unconstitutional redelineation bid and the alleged use of defective electoral rolls with missing addresses for voters. ― Picture by Choo Choy May

KUALA LUMPUR, June 9 ― The Selangor government today expressed shock over the alleged rushing of court dates for its legal challenge against the Election Commission’s (EC) redelineation exercise.

Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said no reason was given for the courts’ insistence on fixing an early date for the Selangor government’s constitutional challenge of the EC’s redelineation bid.

“We are shocked by the sudden rush and irregular manner with which the dates were fixed today by the registrar of the Court of Appeal for hearing a pending appeal in this action,” he said in a brief statement today.

“As this is a matter of immense public interest touching on the constitutional voting rights of citizens, it is incumbent on the Selangor Government as a litigant to seek an explanation for this puzzling change of circumstances,” he added.

According to Azmin, the case management for the Selangor government’s court case was initially fixed for July 6 but was brought forward today without any explanation. Read more

Explain ‘unusual’ rushing of redelineation court cases, Bersih tells CJ

Source: The Malay Mail Online

The Selangor and Melaka court cases were filed to get the courts to nullify and invalidate the EC’s alleged unconstitutional redelineation bid and the alleged use of defective electoral rolls with missing addresses for voters. ― Picture by Choo Choy May

KUALA LUMPUR, June 9 — The Chief Justice of Malaysia should explain why there is an alleged “rushing” of two court challenges against the Election Commission’s (EC) redelineation exercise, polls reform group Bersih 2.0 said today.

Bersih 2.0 said lawyers for the two separate court challenges in Selangor and Melaka were today told that hearings will be fixed on June 20, leaving them with just slightly over a week to make preparations.

When contacted, Bersih 2.0 chairman Maria Chin Abdullah told Malay Mail Online that lawyer Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan is handling both cases in Melaka and Selangor and that “she already has another case on the same day”.

“But they refused to change the dates,” Maria said.

Bersih 2.0 said it wants an explanation as to why the two court cases against the EC’s redelineation exercise were “coincidentally” given hearing dates for which the lawyers are unable to ask for changes.

“It is extremely unusual for the Courts to force the parties to agree or to fix cases on dates where Counsels are not available, especially if there are other cases fix earlier,” the group’s steering committee said in a statement. Read more

Lawyers: EC can’t finish Peninsula redelineation without Selangor, Melaka inquiries

Source: The Malay Mail Online

In a statement, electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0 welcomed the decision, but said the suspension should not be limited to the state. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

KUALA LUMPUR, May 14 — The Election Commission (EC) cannot push ahead and seek Parliament’s nod for its redelineation exercise of Peninsular Malaysia without hearing out objections from Selangor and Melaka, lawyers have said.

But the voting regulator will still be able to hold local inquiries as part of the redelineation exercise in other states in Peninsular Malaysia, where the EC is not currently barred by the courts from doing so.

Lawyer Andrew Khoo noted that the two existing court orders — which requires the EC to defer local inquiries in Selangor and Melaka until the end of lawsuits challenging the allegedly unconstitutional redelineation proposals — would only hold up the entire redelineation process. Read more

EC: We will continue inquiries for Peninsula redelineation, only barred in two states

Source: The Malay Mail Online

KUALA LUMPUR, May 14 — The Election Commission (EC) can and will continue to hold local inquiries — a crucial part of the redelineation process — in Peninsular Malaysia states where there are no court orders to block such hearings.

EC chairman Datuk Seri Mohd Hashim Abdullah said two existing court orders only requires the voting regulator to pause its local inquiries in Selangor and Melaka.

“There is no stay order granted against EC to stop the local inquiry except in Selangor and Melaka. EC can proceed with the rest.

“The stay orders granted only for Selangor and Melaka, and do not apply to the whole Tanah Melayu. We will proceed accordingly,” he said in a written response to Malay Mail Online when contacted yesterday. Read more

EC redelineation in Melaka halted pending judicial review

Source: The Malay Mail Online

In a statement, electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0 welcomed the decision, but said the suspension should not be limited to the state. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

KUALA LUMPUR, May 12 — The High Court today suspended the Election Commission’s (EC) electoral boundary redrawing in Melaka until the judicial review filed against the exercise there is completed.

High Court judge Datuk Vazeer Alam Mydin Meera then set June 14 for the judicial review.

Leave for the review was granted on May 3. The application was filed by seven voters represented by Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan.

In a statement, electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0 welcomed the decision, but said the suspension should not be limited to the state. Read more