Child rights activist: Who is responsible for religious schools?

Source: FMT News

Child rights activist James Nagayam says there seems to be no clear guidelines as to who is responsible for monitoring religious schools. Pic from FMT News.

Child rights activist James Nagayam says there seems to be no clear guidelines as to who is responsible for monitoring religious schools. Pic from FMT News.

PETALING JAYA: A child rights activist has urged the authorities to decide who among them is responsible for monitoring religious schools.

In response to a recent report that a boy had to have both his legs amputated after being beaten by his religious school teacher, James Nagayam said based on his experience at meetings, whenever this topic came up, the question had always been who should take up responsibility.

“Does it come under the purview of the state government, the Social Welfare Department, the Education Department or the Religious Department? Read more

Highly suspect new voters in Melaka marginal seats — Bersih Statement

Statement Dated 25 April 2017

BERSIH 2.0 has discovered an attempt to cheat in the upcoming elections through the ‘transfer’ of voters in the 2016 fourth quarter supplementary electoral roll for Melaka in the marginally won federal constituency of Bukit Katil and one of its state constituencies, Bukit Baru.download

  1. In Bukit Baru, there were a total of 73 new voters registered to two addresses:

    i.                 32 at No. 1, Jalan SJ 1, Taman Saujana Jaya, Bukit Katil (above); and

    ii.                41 at Batu 4½, Kampung Bukit Beruang (no house number given).

  2. In Bachang, another state constituency under the Bukit Katil federal seat, 46 new voters registered their address as Batu 21/2 Solok Musai, without giving any house/building number.

    These figures are significantly higher than the average number of new voters in other areas, giving rise to the likelihood of a deliberate and coordinated effort to influence the likely electoral result for the two affected constituencies that were marginally won in the previous election: the Bukit Baru state seat by only 48 votes (0.2%) and the Bukit Katil federal seat by 5,733 votes (6.6%).

    This is not only happening in Melaka but also in Johor and Selangor, as exposed by state assembly representatives Tan Hong Pin and Ng Suee Lin respectively in February 2017.

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Bersih: More suspect new voters found in marginal seats

Source: The Malay Mail Online

Bersih 2.0 co-chairman Maria Chin says that the discovery of suspect new voters strengthened the group’s suspicion of a ‘political attempt’ to influence the 14th general election results. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng for the MMO.

Bersih 2.0 co-chairman Maria Chin says that the discovery of suspect new voters strengthened the group’s suspicion of a ‘political attempt’ to influence the 14th general election results. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng for the MMO.

PETALING JAYA, April 25 ― More suspect new voters have been discovered in constituencies won by the Opposition with slim majority in the last general election, Bersih 2.0 alleged today.

The polsl reform group said its investigation found a highly suspicious transfer of a significant number of voters in the Bukit Katil federal seat and one of its state constituencies, Bukit Baru, in Malacca.

Bersih 2.0 co-chairman Maria Chin told reporters here that the discovery strengthened the group’s suspicion of a “political attempt” to influence the 14th general election results to favour the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition.

“These figures are significantly higher than the average number of new voters in other areas, giving rise to the likelihood of a deliberate and coordinated effort to influence the likely electoral result for the two affected constituencies,” she said.

According to Bersih 2.0, there were a total of 73 new voters registered to two addresses in Bukit Baru while in Bukit Katil, 46 voters were said to have been registered to a single address. Read more