Pasukan Petugas Khas tiada niat jejas reputasi Bank Negara

Sumber: FMT News

Sidek Hassan yang mengetuai Pasukan Petugas Khas siasat kerugian forex pada 1980-an dan 1990-an mahu menutup isu itu. Gambar dipetik dari FMT News.

KUALA LUMPUR: Pasukan Petugas Khas (STF) yang dibentuk untuk menyiasat kerugian tukaran asing pada 1980-an dan 1990-an tidak berniat menjejaskan reputasi Bank Negara Malaysia, sebaliknya ia mahu menutup terus isu berkenaan.

“Saya perlu katakan BNM merupakan institusi yang bukan sahaja dihormati di Malaysia, bahkan di peringkat antarabangsa, dan ini sangat positif untuk kita.

“Bukanlah niat pasukan petugas untuk menjejaskannya, malah kami berbangga dengannya (pencapaian Bank Negara Malaysia),” kata bekas ketua setiausaha negara, Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan pada temu bual bersama sekumpulan media semalam.

Beliau mengulas kenyataan bekas gabenor BNM, Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz mengenai isu itu baru-baru ini yang BNM mengambil langkah perlu dalam memastikan insiden 1980-an dan 1990-an tidak berulang. Read more

Kabinet setuju tubuh RCI siasat kerugian forex BNM

Sumber: FMT News

Hasil laporan pasukan petugas khas yang dibentangkan hari ini mendapati wujudnya kes prima facie bagi kerugian BNM sekitar tahun 1980-an dan 1990-an. Gambar dipetik dari FMT News.

PETALING JAYA: Kabinet hari ini bersetuju dengan syor pasukan petugas khas (PPK) yang mengesyorkan terdapat keperluan menubuhkan Suruhanjaya Siasatan Diraja (RCI) bagi membolehkan siasatan mengenai kerugian Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) sekitar tahun 1980-an dan 1990-an.

Pejabat Perdana Menteri (PMO) berkata hasil laporan PPK yang dibentangkan hari ini mendapati wujudnya kes prima facie bagi kerugian BNM akibat dagangan mata wang asing dalam tempoh tersebut.

“Penubuhan RCI ini akan membolehkan siasatan terperinci yang lebih menyeluruh dapat dilakukan berdasarkan lunas-lunas perundangan dan dilindungi di bawah Akta 119.

“Penubuhan RCI ini juga adalah bertujuan untuk menjaga kepentingan awam di mana kerugian sebenar BNM akibat urus niaga mata wang asing melibatkan rizab negara dapat dipastikan. Read more

Could a permanent national task force resolve Malaysia’s stateless problem?

Source: The Malay Mail Online

Human rights lawyer Honey Tan said the authorities’ discretionary nature of granting citizenship poses a 'big challenge'. — File picture by Choo Choy May

Human rights lawyer Honey Tan said the authorities’ discretionary nature of granting citizenship poses a ‘big challenge’. — File picture by Choo Choy May

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 — The federal government should set up permanent task forces in every state in Malaysia to ensure stateless children with genuine cases are recognised as citizens, a lawyer has proposed.

Simon Siah said the federal government would from time to time announce the formation of task forces to register stateless children, but noted that these task forces are only “temporary measures” and that most people didn’t even know they exist, let alone how to approach them.

He noted that there is currently a task force in Sarawak to help register stateless children and to assist the Home Ministry by providing recommendations after the National Registration Department (NRD) officials investigate such claims, but noted it will only run until year end.

“Such move is a move in the right direction but I would suggest that the Task Force to be made permanent so that each State under the ministry of women and children can assist to ensure that genuine application are approved and these children are given an identity as a Malaysian,” he added. Read more

DPM announces panel to document stateless Chinese in Sarawak

Source: The Malay Mail Online

KUCHING, February 3 — A special mobile task force will be formed to register stateless Sarawakian Chinese with the aim of granting them Malaysian citizenship, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today.

He said the state National Registration Department will gather information on the stateless Sarawakian Chinese and make the necessary recommendations on those who meet the criteria to be citizens.

“We need to address this long outstanding problem of the stateless Chinese, who are born in Sarawak, once and for all,” he said at the Chinese New Year celebration with the Chinese community here.

“They are qualified to be Malaysian citizens under the Federal Constitution, if they are born and brought up in the state,” Ahmad Zahid, who is also the home minister, said when responding to a call from Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) president Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian, earlier. Read more