Reforming MACC : A Road to Good Governance & Human Rights

Venue : Meeting Room 2, First Floor, Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall
Address : No 1, Jalan Maharajalela, 50150 Kuala Lumpur (Next to the Monorail Maharajalela station)
Organizer : Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy
Language : English, Bahasa Malaysia

Speakers :
Maria Chin Abdullah, Bersih 2.0 Chairperson
George Varughese, Malaysian Bar President
Saari Sungib, Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Pilihan Agensi, Badan Berkanun dan Anak Syarikat (JP-ABAS) Negeri Selangor, ADUN Hulu Kelang
Ngeow Chow Ying, Board Member of Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy
MACC Representative (Invited)

It has been 8 years that the Malaysian government failed to bring the perpertrator of Teoh to justice, yet the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers involved in his death were promoted to senior positions. The section 30 of the MACC Act that allows endless and torturous interrogation, which violates human rights and caused the death of Teoh, is still existed and potentially jeopardised the life of MACC detainees. The murder of Teoh was ensued by the death of Ahmad Sarbani at MACC Kuala Lumpur, which shows flagrant violations of human rights and lack of accountability of the MACC.

The 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal has not only shown how the kleptocracy robbed public fund, more importantly it raise the question of double standard and selective persecution by the public-funded MACC. Unlike Teoh, the Malaysian Official 1 neither subjected to immediate detention, nor prolonged interrogation until midnight, even though the amount siphoned from the government coffer is as much as RM2.6 billion. However, the false accusation against Teoh’s employer, with the amount as little as RM2,400, cost the life of the young political activist.

The performance of the MACC since its inception is a disappointment, both in term of good governance and human rights. Given that the 14th general election is around the corner, the 8th anniversary memorial of Teoh Beng Hock will simultenously hold this public forum to deliberate the reform measures to be taken by the MACC, in order to strengthen its capacity in tackling corruption and to protect human rights of detainees under its custody.


In addition, Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy cordially invites Malaysians to join the 8th anniversary memorial of the late Teoh Beng Hock, which is scheduled as follows :

Date : 16 July 2017 (Sunday)
Time : 8:00 pm
Venue : Meeting Room 2, First Floor, Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall
Address : No 1, Jalan Maharajalela, 50150 Kuala Lumpur (Next to the Monorail Maharajalela station)
Organizer : Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy

Program Schedule

8:00 pm Welcome speech
8:04 pm Moment of Silence
8:05 pm Speech by A. Samad Said, Chairperson of Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy
8:12 pm Speech by Teoh Lee Lan, Teoh family representative
8:20 pm Performance by Meor Yusof
8:30 pm Public Forum : Reforming MACC : A Road to Good Governance and Human Rights
10:30 pm End

Please contact 01110909808 or info@teohbenghock.org if you have further queries.

Himpunan Rakyat Tolak Usul Hadi

Source: Facebook

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Himpunan Rakyat Tolak Usul Hadi

Join BEBAS this Saturday, 18 February at Tasik Taman Jaya, Petaling Jaya from 3-5pm!

This is not just about the Muslims but all of us, living in Malaysia. Sooner or later, we will all be affected. Our businesses, religious places, schools and homes. We must draw the line and fight back against religious tyranny and injustice.

Don’t expect others to do the work for you. Don’t stick your heads into the sand.

Fight for the Malaysia we want.

#TakNakUsul355

Child sex abuse: Why justice is not served

Source: FMT News

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Madeleine Yong — Pic taken from FMT News

PETALING JAYA: Child victims of sexual abuse often find it difficult to get justice because the legal process is too burdensome, says an organisation combating sexual abuse against children.

Madeleine Yong, founder of Protect and Save the Children, said the law required too much evidence to be presented before a suspect could be prosecuted.

“You need forensic evidence, which is already hard to get, and then you need corroborative evidence too,” she said. “Those are the two things the authorities look for, and it’s often impossible to get both.

“We’ve had so many cases with forensic evidence, and yet they didn’t manage to go through.”

Yong was speaking after a screening of a documentary on paedophilia at PJ Live Arts in Jaya One. Read more

We Need to Talk About an Injustice — Bryan Stevenson

Source: TED Talks

In an engaging and personal talk  with cameo appearances from his grandmother and Rosa Parks  human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some hard truths about America’s justice system, starting with a massive imbalance along racial lines: a third of the country’s black male population has been incarcerated at some point in their lives. These issues, which are wrapped up in America’s unexamined history, are rarely talked about with this level of candor, insight and persuasiveness.

Cubaan transgender untuk semakan kehakiman tidak sesuai

Sumber: The Malaysian Insider

Mahkamah Persekutuan hari ini memutuskan Mahkamah Rayuan tidak mempunyai bidang kuasa untuk mengisytiharkan peruntukan dalam Enakmen Jenayah Syariah Undang-undang Negeri Sembilan sebagai tidak berperlembagaan. – Gambar fail The Malaysian Insider, 8 Oktober, 2015.

Mahkamah Rayuan tidak mempunyai bidang kuasa untuk mengisytiharkan peruntukan dalam Enakmen Jenayah Syariah Undang-undang Negeri Sembilan sebagai tidak berperlembagaan, demikian diputuskan oleh Mahkamah Persekutuan, hari ini.

Panel 5 hakim diketuai Presiden Mahkamah Rayuan Tan Sri Md Raus Sharif berkata ia kerana 3 transgender menggunakan prosedur perundangan yang salah untuk memulakan tindakan mereka.

Sehubungan itu, mahkamah memutuskan permohonan semakan kehakiman yang difailkan 3 pak andam itu, Muhamad Juzaili Mohd Khamis, 28; Shukor Jani, 29; dan Wan Fairol Wan Ismail, 30, selaku responden, untuk mencabar kesahan Seksyen 66 enakmen tersebut tidak sesuai kerana gagal mematuhi kaedah prosedur.

Mengikut Seksyen 66 Enakmen Jenayah Syariah Negeri Sembilan 1992, lelaki berlagak seperti perempuan dan memakai pakaian perempuan di tempat awam adalah melakukan satu kesalahan dan hendaklah apabila disabitkan dikenakan hukuman denda maksimum RM1,000 atau penjara maksimum 6 bulan, atau kedua-dua sekali.

Raus berkata transgender tersebut seharus memohon kebenaran daripada seorang hakim Mahkamah Persekutuan untuk memulakan petisyen kerana mereka mencabar kuasa perundangan badan perundangan negeri yang menggubal undang-undang syariah dan bukan cara melalui semakan kehakiman.

Berikutan keputusan itu, Seksyen 66 enakmen tersebut adalah berperlembagaan dan sah. Read more