Hakim salah hukum perogol 110 sebatan, kata peguam

Sumber: FMT News

Undang-undang menyatakan perogol hanya boleh menerima maksimum 24 sebatan apabila disabitkan bagi 2 atau lebih kesalahan berlainan, kata Ramkarpal Singh.

PETALING JAYA: Hakim Mahkamah Sesyen bersalah apabila mengarahkan seorang lelaki disebat 110 kali bagi 12 pertuduhan penderaan seksual terhadap anak perempuannya yang berusia 16 tahun, kata peguam, sambil menambah ia tidak diperuntukkan dalam undang-undang.

Ramkarpal Singh berkata Seksyen 288 Kanun Prosedur Jenayah (CPC) hanya membenarkan mahkamah mengenakan maksimum 24 sebatan bagi pesalah dewasa.

“Hakim menyalahgunakan undang-undang dalam memerintahkan tertuduh disebat 110 kali,” katanya kepada FMT.

Beliau berkata Seksyen 288 (5) Kanun Tatacara Jenayah menyatakan 24 sebatan boleh diperintahkan kepada orang dewasa dan 10 sebatan kepada pesalah muda apabila disabitkan dalam satu perbicaraan bagi 2 atau lebih bagi kesalahan yang berbeza. Read more

Aktivis Fahmi Reza dilarang keluar negara

Sumber: FMT News

Graphic artist Fahmi Reza. — MMO file pic

Graphic artist Fahmi Reza. — MMO file pic

PETALING JAYA: Aktivis Fahmi Reza, yang popular kerana melukis karikatur pemimpin politik, tidak boleh keluar negara selepas namanya disenarai hitam imigresen.

Fahmi, dalam satu kenyataan di Facebook berkata penyenaraian itu diketahui selepas dia membuat pemeriksaan dengan imigresen kerana mahu ke Taiwan minggu depan.

Menurutnya, imigresen memaklumkan dia tidak boleh keluar negara sejak 31 Mac tahun lalu.

“Aku fikir ini mesti sebab lukisan muka badut lah, tak ada kes lain. Aku ‘post’ gambar tu pada 31 Januari 2016, aku kena siasat dan kena bagi keterangan pada polis pada 28 Februari 2016. Memang tak ada kes lain lah,” katanya.

Menurut Fahmi, dia kemudian menghubungi pegawai penyiasat kes itu di Bukit Aman dan dimaklumkan dirinya disenarai hitam.

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NRD backs down after unilaterally adding ‘bin’ to Chinese-Muslim child’s name

Source: The Malay Mail Online

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 5 — The National Registration Department (NRD) has reversed its unilateral addition of the word “bin” to the name of a Chinese-Muslim child in its records.

According to a Chinese-Muslim businessman in Kuantan by the surname of Khoo, he had discovered the name change two years ago when he was applying for a passport for his eldest son — who had then yet to turn nine.

The 45-year-old man reportedly said the Immigration Department of Malaysia officer had then told him that the addition of the word “bin” was based on the NRD’s data.

“I took out my son’s birth registration papers to check, in the column for name, there is no ‘bin’ at all, I went to meet the National Registration Department’s officer, requesting for an explanation, the latter pointed out it was upon receiving the Islamic department’s advice, for Muslim children’s names without the word ‘Bin’, to add in that word,” he was quoted saying by local daily China Press.

The news report did not mention the name of the relevant Islamic body which had allegedly given the advice to NRD. Read more

NRD wins appeal bid to stop transgender from changing IC details

Source: The Malay Mail Online

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 5 — The Court of Appeal today allowed an appeal by the government to set aside a High Court ruling which granted a woman who underwent a gender reassignment surgery to change his identity card details.

In a unanimous decision, a three-judge panel led by Datuk Seri Zakaria Sam said there was merit in the National Registration Department (NRD) director-general’s appeal against the 30-year-old respondent who now looks like a man.

“We have read the submissions and after holding a discussion, we have come to a unanimous decision that there is a merit in the appeal.

“With this, we allow the appeal and set aside the ruling by the High Court,” Zakaria said, adding that the written grounds of judgment will be provided later.

Malay Mail Online is not disclosing the transgender’s identity to protect his privacy.

On July 18 last year, the NRD was ordered by the High Court to declare the transgender a man, on grounds that he has a constitutional right to life under Article 5 (1) of the Federal Constitution.

According to past news reports of the ruling, the constitutional concept of “life” accords the transgendered respondent the right to live with dignity as a male and be legally accorded judicial recognition as a male. Read more

Rukun Negara as the Constitution’s Preamble — Shad Faruqi

Source: The Star Online

BY SHAD SALEEM FARUQI

Shad Saleem Faruqi - file pic

Shad Saleem Faruqi – file pic

AUG 31, 2017, will be the 60th anniversary of Merdeka and of the Federal Constitution. In conjunction with this important milestone, a group of distinguished citizens is taking the initiative to propose to the Government that our venerated national ideology – the Rukun Negara – be incorporated into the Federal Constitution as its Preamble.

Preambles are opening statements that express the aims and objects, dreams and demands, values and ideals of a nation.

They are “glittering generalities” and polestars for action. They provide the guiding light for interpreting the Constitution and are its chart and compass.

Almost all the 180 Constitutions of the world possess Preambles. But Malaysia is an exception.

Our Constitution lacks a Preamble. Our basic law’s rich ideals, values and goals have to be extracted and distilled from the 183 Articles and 13 Schedules that constitute our supreme law.
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