KDN: Siasatan kes dagang manusia meningkat 2 kali ganda

Sumber: FMT News

Peningkatan itu hasil operasi bersepadu berterusan penguatkuasaan, timbalan pendakwa raya, pegawai pelindung dan anggota Mapo.

HumanTrafficking2PUTRAJAYA: Timbalan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi berkata sebanyak 100 sabitan kes di bawah Akta Antipemerdagangan Orang dan Antipenyeludupan Migran 2007 (Atipsom) direkodkan tahun lepas berbanding 7 pada 2015.

Beliau berkata peningkatan sabitan itu adalah hasil operasi bersepadu yang berterusan oleh pasukan penguatkuasaan, timbalan pendakwa raya, pegawai pelindung dan anggota Majlis Antipemerdagangan Orang dan Antipenyeludupan Migran (Mapo).

Sabitan tahun lepas melibatkan 33 orang dengan 79 sabitan kes pemerdagangan orang, 9 penyeludupan migran dan 12 kes di bawah Akta Imigresen, Kanun Keseksaan serta akta lain, merangkumi hukuman penjara antara 3 dan 10 tahun serta penalti tertentu mengikut peruntukan akta terbabit, katanya. Read more

Zunar travel ban: Judge recuses herself

Source: FMT News

Zunar was stopped at KLIA from leaving Malaysia on 17 Oct. Pic taken from Zunar's Twitter.

Zunar was stopped at KLIA from leaving Malaysia on 17 Oct. Pic taken from Zunar’s Twitter.

KUALA LUMPUR: A High Court judge today recused herself from hearing the application for leave by cartoonist Zunar to challenge the Immigration Department that has banned him from going abroad.

Judge Hanipah Farikullah decided this in chambers after allowing an application by Zunar’s counsel Latheefa Koya to recuse her.

Latheefa told reporters that she filed an application to recuse the judge on the grounds that she had previously rejected the applications of activist Hishamuddin Md Rais and Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua Kiam Wee involving the same issue.

Senior federal counsel Mohamad Rizal Fadzil, representing the immigration director-general, home minister and Malaysian government as respondents, said the application would be heard before a new judge.

On Dec 7, 2016, Zunar, whose real name is Zulkiflee SM Anwarul Haque, 55, sought a certiorari order to quash the travel restriction by the respondents which was conveyed to him orally on Oct 17, 2016. Read more

Reminiscing nostalgic moments with the late Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra

Source: The Malay Mail Online

“Open the first page of the Encyclopaedia of Democracy. He is on the first page. The greatest Malaysian.” ― Datuk Dr Rais Saniman

Malaysia's “Father of Independence” and her first prime minister, the late Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra -- File pic taken from MMO

Malaysia’s “Father of Independence” and her first prime minister, the late Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra — File pic taken from MMO

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 ― Several well-known veteran figures recalled nostalgic moments with the country’s “Father of Independence” and its first prime minister, the late Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra, and his endearing traits in conjunction with Tunku’s 114th birthday today.

Penang Malay Association (Pemenang) president, Tan Sri Yussof Latiff, who knew Tunku since the latter took over the Umno leadership from Datuk Onn Jaafar in 1951, said Tunku’s integrity was his most distinct personal trait.

“Tunku’s integrity had no compromise, could not be doubted or questioned.

Tunku was honest and sincere. When he took over the Umno leadership, the party had no money, so Tunku sold his house in Penang to fund the running of Umno,” he told Bernama.

Besides that, Yussof who is now 86, said Tunku was like a father from whom people could seek “shelter” under his leadership, and this regard for Tunku was not just among the Malays but the non-Malays as well. Read more

File legal suits against government, urges Ambiga

SOURCE: FMT News

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Ambiga Sreenevasan – pic take from FMT News

PETALING JAYA: The opposition and civil society must continue to file suits to reveal the shortcomings of the government, lawyer Ambiga Sreenevasan said.

She said this was also to create awareness among the people on the issues at hand.

“Even if we lose, the evidence will come out,” she said at the “Save Malaysia” roundtable conference, initiated by DAP, held at a private club here.

However, there were times litigants had won their cases against the government. Read more

‘Unrealistic’, ‘thoughtless’ to federalise Penang, says MCA veep

Source: The Malay Mail Online

Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun says turning Penang into a FT requires an amendment to the Federal Constitution, since Article 1(2) states that Malaysia is made up of 13 states. ― Picture by Choo Choy May

Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun says turning Penang into a FT requires an amendment to the Federal Constitution, since Article 1(2) states that Malaysia is made up of 13 states. ― Picture by Choo Choy May

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 ― MCA senator Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun criticised today Umno minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Mansor’s wish to turn several areas including Penang into Federal Territories (FT) as “unrealistic” and “thoughtless”, without any strong and compelling reason.

Chew who is also vice-president of the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition’s Chinese party said turning Penang into a FT requires an amendment to the Federal Constitution, since Article 1(2) states that Malaysia is made up of 13 states.

“Besides fulfilling certain terms and conditions, turning an area into a FT may not be executed by merely a suggestion,” Chew said in a statement.

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