15 August 2012


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15 Ogos 2012 (Rabu)
1) 3.00 ptg – Sumbangan Untuk Guru2 Sek Agama Rakyat
Lokasi : Seri Ad Diniah, Jalan Besar, Sungai Bakap, Nibong Tebal

2) 5.00 ptg – Sumbangan Untuk Guru2 SAR & Fakir Miskin / Iftar / Maghrib
Lokasi : Masjid Kubang Semang, Permatang Pauh

3) 8.30 Mlm – Solat Isya’ / Tarawikh &
Peluncuran Buku “Yusuf Qardhawi & Kebangkitan Rakyat”
Lokasi : Masjid Al Taqwa, Bertam, Kepala Batas

15 August 2012


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Ketua Pembangkang, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim mendesak Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak agar menyatakan pendirian jelas berhubung isu pembunuhan kaum Rohingya di Myanmar.

“Najib tidak boleh sekadar keluarkan kenyataan ‘kita tak boleh campur hal negara lain’, sebab ini melibatkan konflik kemanusiaan,” katanya.

“Waktu untuk bertolak ansur telah tamat, Malaysia harus ada pendirian tegas dalam isu ini,” tegas Anwar.

Ketua Umum KEADILAN itu turut menyeru Najib agar mencontohi ketegasan Perdana Menteri Turki, Reccep Tayyip Erdogan dengan lantang menggesa Myanmar agar selesaikan isu Rohingya atau hadapi kemarahan kerajaan dan rakyat Turki.

“Bukan sekadar itu, malah Tayyip turut diwakili isteri beliau untuk berkongsi penderitaan Rohingya dengan turun ke Myanmar sendiri,” kata Anwar lagi.

Beliau berkata demikian semasa berucap pada Majlis Iftar dan Peluncuran Buku ‘Taurah Shaab-Kebangkitan Rakyat’ karya ulamak Sheikh Yusof Al-Qaradhawi di kediaman Menteri Besar Selangor di Shah Alam semalam.

Turut hadir, veteran Umno, Tan Sri Abdul Kadir Sheikh Fadzir dan Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Tetap Pemodenan Pertanian, Pengurusan Sumber Alam dan Pembangunan Usahawan Selangor, Yaakob Sapari.

15 August 2012


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Malaysia Chronicle

The Asian Financial Crisis in 1997 came as a surprise and caught most people by surprise not only by the speed but also the severity of the crisis.

At that time the Asian Economic Miracle was the buzzword then and the Asian Tiger economies are at their peak not only in the performance of their export oriented economies but also the stocks and properties market.

Malaysia was then led by Mahathir Mohamad while the Finance minister was his deputy Anwar Ibrahim. But it was clear even in the markets of that day that the relationship between the two men was strained.

Anwar, who was pushing an anti-corruption drive, tended towards the conventions promulgated by top global economists, including from the World Bank and IMF.

Mahathir was the opposite, opting to use unorthodox and some even say criminal means to fight his way out of a tough spot including launching fabricated sodomy charges to jail and get Anwar out of the way for some 6 years, while he personally tweaked and tapped all the country’s economic resources to bail out many of the large firms linked to Umno and its cronies.

Loose Money Policy

To accommodate the shortage of funds needed to boost their economies, their governments had embarked on a ‘loose money’ monetary policy regime.

Rules governing the inflow and outflow of foreign funds are relaxed and so does the terms of borrowing by banks and corporations. Instead of the traditional ‘borrow long lend short’, banks then did the opposite and they ‘borrow short lend long’. Such practice will put bank in a precarious position because if they borrow short say 3 years and lend long for 10 years then there will exist a ‘window of interest rate risk of 7 years’ , from fourth year to the 10th year. It will put the banks in a extremely risky position. This because during a financial crisis, a country’s currency will most likely be victim to currency speculators when they start attacking their currency .

Currency depreciation

Normally there are two monetary tools available to the authorities to fend off the currency speculators. One is to raise the domestic interest rates and the other is to defend its exchange rate by using its reserves to artificially prop up its currencies. As usual once the reserves dries up then the currency will continue to fall.

While defending their currencies, the authorities would raise their interest rates which resulted in the increased in the ‘cost of funds’ for the banks and corporations. As a result, it would be very prohibitive for them to service their debts. If left unchecked, it will send many of them into bankruptcies.

I still recalled during the height of the Financial Crisis in 1998, the interest rate in Malaysia went up to as high as 18%. Coupled with the currency devaluation it provided a double whammy to many of the businesses in Malaysia. To do business in Malaysia then was very difficult due to the wide trading band between the Ringgit and US$.

Many businesses found that whatever they have quoted their customers a week ago resulted in a loss due to the depreciation of the Ringgit. In other words the business activity came to a halt. The Malaysian Government needs to do something to stem any further devaluation of the Ringgit. In the next few sections we will delve into this topic.

Due to the length and depth of this article, I will separate it into the following parts.

  1. Pre Crisis – How it started
  2. During the Crisis – How the Malaysian Government responded
  3. The aftermath – How did Malaysia’s economy performed as compared to those that embraced the IMF assistance during the Crisis. Is our solution to the crisis a desperate move for crony bailout or an economic crisis stabilization program? Instead of weeding out the deadwoods did the authorities use this opportunity to reinforce the ‘Bumiputra’ grip on the economy at the expense of other races.

Part One – Initiation of the Crisis.

Before we delve into the possible reasons for the Crisis , I think it is best to take a look at the chronicle of events leading up to the crisis. The following is the table describing the various events.

As with all Financial Crisis, there are caused by multiple factors. The Asian Financial Crisis of 1997-98 is no exception. Listed below are some of the most debated reasons for the onset of the Asian Financial Crisis.

  1. Deteriorating economic conditions
  2. Moral Hazards by banks and corporations
  3. Too much inflow of foreign funds
  4. Stock market and Real Estate Bubble
  5. Lack of regulatory control on funds
  6. Massive disinvestment by the Japanese during the early 1990s due to their misadventure in the U.S coupled with their stock market crash. This resulted in the recalling of funds in the region by Japanese banks.

In the following, we shall provide an account on the few most possible factors for the initiation of the crisis.

  1. Liberalization of the Financial Sector

As from our discussion above due to the credit boom in the international front and the relaxation on foreign capital inflows by the authorities, it led to an increase in the foreign capital inflow. Normally the funds will find its way into either the real economy in terms of loans to businesses or the unproductive stock and property market. Unfortunately during that time the capital inflow are directed towards the stock and property market. The following table shows the percentages of the loans given to the property sector and also the NPL during 1997.

Source : Bank of International Settlement

As can be seen from the above the four countries that are most affected by the crisis also coincide with having the highest NPLs in their respected banking industry.

The following chart is the effect of the Financial Crisis on the respective GDP growth of those countries.

Source : International Monetary Fund (IMF)

2.Fiscal Imbalances

Fiscal imbalances refers to the difference between the negative balance of payment and the ability of a country to pay its debts.

Source : IMF

The above table shows the deterioration of the Exports and Current accounts. The table shows that while the current accounts deficits remains high, the exporting countries at the same time are experiencing a downturn in its export receipts. In South Korea and Thailand, their exports grew the least with only 3.7 and 0.5% respectively. This compared to 30.3 and 23.1% respectively a year earlier. Hence this represents a fiscal imbalance of reducing exports with persistently high current account deficits. In other words eventually export receipts will not be enough to pay for its current account deficits.

Due to the boom in the exports, there is a need of funds to finance its exports industry and other increase economic activity. At the time the liberalization of the Global Financial market provided a perfect avenue to source for external funds. However, eventually such borrowing will widen the current account deficits.

When a country’s current account deficits widened coupled with the drop in exports and an overvaluation of the currency due to the inflow of foreign funds, it will attract the attention of currency speculators. Currency speculators will eventually attack the domestic currency and the end result will be currency depreciation.

The governments of the affected economies will try to defend its currency either by increasing the interest rates or using its foreign exchange reserves to prop up the currency. When they increase the interest rates it will eventually bring down the banking sector due to the increase cost of borrowing abroad. Eventually there will be a ‘reverse flow of funds’ from an inflow to outflow of foreign funds. With such outflow of funds it will result in a credit crunch and coupled with the high interest rate it will eventually bring down the real estate and banking sector.

The relationship between the balance of payment crisis and the banking crisis is much more evident nowadays due to the globalization of the financial industry. The following table shows the frequency of the crisis between banking and balance of payments.

As can be seen from the above table, before 1980 the occurrence of crisis is more biased towards the Balance of Payments. Out of the total of 29 Crisis only 3 are banking crisis. However since the 1980s the total banking crisis rose to 23 out of 73. So we can deduce that somehow the modern day financial crisis may be caused by the relationship of both balance of payments and banking.

In other words a Banking crisis may predate a Balance of payment crisis and vice versa.

Deterioration of Bank Balance Sheets

Since the factors affecting the Crisis are inter-related and when currency speculators sense there is a weak link between the various component of the economy like an over-valued currency, persistent high negative balance of payments and falling exports then there will be an opportunity to make big money by betting on a depreciation of the currency.

During the 1990s era most of the Central Banks in Asean pegged their currencies against the dollar. The short term benefits of such a move are creating a stable environment for the inflow of foreign investments and also no headaches on daily fluctuation of exchange rates. The disadvantage is that Central Banks will have to maintain the peg even at the expense of over-valuing their currencies.

Again when currency speculators found out that the central banks are maintaining an over-valued currency then they will be subjected to a speculative attack. Soon they will flood the market with massive sales of the currency and this will create a condition where supply outstrips demand and eventually the collapse of the currency.

The central bank will first try to counter the move by selling the dollar and buying up the local currency. However with such massive sales of the local currencies by the speculators, central banks will soon used up their holdings of their foreign reserves. Once their foreign reserve is exhausted then currency devaluation will continue. Such a move will always fail because the foreign exchange market is not only unregulated but also it trades about $4 trillion a day. No central banks succeed in defending their currency this way.

Another avenue is to raise the domestic interest rates. By increasing the interest rates it not only helped to prevent further capital outflow but also encourage capital inflow. However such a move will have an effect on the bank’s balance sheet because of the higher cost of funds to obtain funds. If left unchecked it will eventually lead to the collapse of the weakened banking sector. If they don’t increase the interest rates then they will not be able to maintain the currency peg which will eventually collapse. In other words the Government and Central Banks are in between a rock and a hard place.

So how do Central Banks counter such a situation? In our next article we will explore how the Malaysian Government led by the ten Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad had used its monetary policy tools to help it stem the onslaught.

15 August 2012


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Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia (SAMM) Segmentasi Mahasiswa menyokong penuh sebarang usaha agar kemelut Universiti Selangor dan Jana Niaga SB diselesaikan dengan kadar segera.

SAMM Mahasiswa beranggapan kemelut yang dihadapi UNISEL dan JNSB sekarang lebih kepada permainan politik pihak tertentu untuk mencari modal politik menjelang Pilihanraya Umum Ke-13 khususnya untuk menyerang kerajaan Pakatan Rakyat negeri Selangor.

Mengambil kesempatan daripada kemelut yang berlaku tanpa usaha penyelesaian membuktikan regim terdesak mencari isu di Selangor.

SAMM Mahasiswa tidak mahu hanya kerana pihak regim ingin mendapat kedudukan ‘political mileage’, mahasiswa UNISEL yang tidak berdosa menjadi mangsa akibat tindakan bodoh kroni-kroni pihak tertentu mempolitikkan isu pendidikan.

Seharusnya pendidikan menjadi keutamaan tanpa kompromi.

Mengambil contoh iktibar dari tindakan ‘flip-flop’ kerajaan pusat yang ingin menghapuskan pinjaman biasiswa hanya kepada UNISEL suatu ketika dahulu, perkiraan jumud kerajaan pusat yang bertindak zalim kepada mahasiswa UNISEL hanya kerana ingin mempamerkan kuasa politik.

Akhirnya tindakkan tersebut menemui kegagalan apabila sekatan PTPTN ditarik balik setelah campurtangan kerajaan Selangor yang prihatin terhadap nasib mahasiswa UNISEL.

Harapan SAMM Mahasiswa supaya semua pihak termasuk Kerajaan Negeri Selangor sekali lagi turut campurtangan dengan bagi menyelesaikan kemelut UNISEL-JNSB dan jaminan penuh harus diberi kepada mahasiswa UNISEL agar mereka tidak akan acap kali menjadi mangsa kerakusan politik regim.

SAMM Mahasiswa juga tidak teragak-agak untuk turun bersama-sama Aksi Mahasiswa Peduli (AKSI) bagi mengadakan demonstrasi balas terhadap pihak JNSB yang secara jelas mempolitikan isu ini apabila demontrasi yang diadakan oleh kakitangan JNSB pada jumaat 10 ogos lalu turut disertai oleh Pengerusi Gerakan Pritain Rakyat Selangor(GPRS) yang terdiri daripada Exco pemuda UMNO Malaysia.

Pihak JNSB harus sedar mereka tidak akan beroperasi sekiranya UNISEL tidak wujud.

SAMM memberi amaran kepada semua pihak agar setiap institusi pendidikan harus ditadbir dan diuruskan dengan sewajarnya dan jangan cuba mencari keuntungan daripadanya.

Wan Farel
Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia (SAMM) Segmentasi Mahasiswa

15 August 2012


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Ketua Pembangkang Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim menolak tuduhan beliau pernah menentang pembentukan Suruhanjaya Siasatan Diraja (RCI) bagi menyiasat masalah pendatang asing di Sabah pada tahun 1994.

Anwar menyifatkan ia tidak berasas dan dilemparkan Presiden MCA, Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek yang bertindak sebagai “alat rendah dan murah Umno untuk menyerang Pakatan Rakyat”.

“Kita tidak boleh pandang berat sangat tuduhan ini. Chua Soi Lek ini hanya alat rendah Umno apabila pimpinan Umno tak bersedia menyerang PAS atau DAP,” kata Anwar.

Penubuhan RCI diumumkan perdana menteri 11 Ogos lalu bagi menyiasat masalah pemberian kewarganegaraan kepada warga asing di Sabah.

Ia telah lama dituntut Pakatan Rakyat yang mahu Projek IC – dakwaan pemberian kewarganegaraan secara tidak sah tetapi sistematik di bawah pentadbiran Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad sebagai perdana menteri – disiasat secara teliti.

Ia didakwa digerakkan untuk mengubah demoghrafi kaum dan agama bagi mengukuhkan sokongan terhadap BN di Sabah –  satu tuduhan yang telah dinafikan Mahathir.

Menurut Anwar, penubuhan RCI akan membuktikan beliau tidak pernah terlibat dalam pendaftaran kewarganegaraan sewaktu berkhidmat sebagai timbalan perdana menteri.

“Anda boleh sahkan fakta bahawa saya tidak pernah terlibat dalam dalam kes pendaftaran kewarganegaraan, di semenanjung dan Sabah dan Sarawak,” katanya tegas.

Malah, beliau turut mencabar tuduhan itu disiasat secara terbuka dan beliau sendiri sedia memberi kerjasama penuh membantu siasatan.

“Sepanjang kuasa saya selaku menteri dan timbalan perdana menteri, tugas ini tidak pernah diserah kepada saya dan saya tidak pernah dibawa ke dalam mesyuarat melibatkan keputusan ini.

“Saya hanya faham ini di bawah Majlis Keselamatan Negara dan di bawah unit khas di bawah perdana menteri,” kata Anwar selepas solat terawih di kediaman menteri besar Selangor malam tadi.

Mengulas tuduhan kumpulan pendesak PERKASA yang beliau merupakan ahli kumpulan Freemason, Anwar menyifatkan ia dibuat presiden PERKASA, Ibrahim Ali bagi mendapatkan dana pilihan raya daripada pihak tertentu.

“Dia ini dua beradik dengan Chua Soi Lek daripada cara dia bercakap. Saya biar dulu dia pukul gendang maklumlah keperluan dana pilihan raya.

“Kalau nyata tohmahan itu fitnah, sebagai seorang Muslim, hentikan fitnah jahat ini dan ikut jalan lebih lurus,” kata Anwar.

14 August 2012


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Memahami bahawa hak asasi manusia adalah batu asas kepada masyarakat antarabangsa yang adil, saksama dan bertamadun; dan Memegang teguh kepada dasar-dasar hak asasi manusia seperti yang termaktub dalam Deklarasi Hak Asasi Manusia Sejagat; Pakatan Rakyat mengecam pembunuhan kaum Rohingya di Myanmar yang berlaku pada masa ini dan menuntut ia dihentikan serta-merta.

Masyarakat antarabangsa mesti bertindak pantas dan jangan mengguna alasan diplomatik untuk tidak bertindak kerana dari pengajaran dari pembunuhan kaum di Bosnia dan Rwanda jelas menunjukkan bahawa hanya tindakan pantas masyarakat antarabangsa seawal mungkin akan mendatangkan hasil.

Pakatan Rakyat menggesa Perdana Menteri Dato’ Sri Najib Razak untuk mengambil langkah-langkah berikut:


a.      Menuntut kerajaan Myanmar mengambil tindakan serta-merta untuk menghentikan pembunuhan kaum dan membenarkan masyarakat antarabangsa untuk memberi bantuan kemanusiaan terus kepada mangsa-mangsa;


b.      Menuntut ASEAN mengarahkan kerajaan Myanmar menghentikan pembunuhan kaum ini serta-merta. Malaysia memainkan peranan penting dalam membolehkan Myanmar menjadi anggota ASEAN sejak 1997;


c.      Menuntut negara China, yang mana Malaysia telah mempunyai hubungan diplomatik lebih 40 tahun, dan Amerika Syarikat, yang mula melonggarkan sekatan ekonomi kerana reformasi politik di Myanmar, untuk campur tangan dan memberi nasihat kepada Myanmar untuk melindungi semua golongan minoriti dan menghentikan pembunuhan kaum;


d.      Menuntut negara Bangladesh yang mempunyai talian diplomatik yang kuat dengan Malaysia termasuklah kehadiran yang dianggarkan lebih 500,000 warga Bangladesh di Malaysia untuk mendesak Myanmar membuka sempadan dan memberi bantuan kemanusiaan kepada mangsa-mangsa tersebut;


e.      Menuntut OIC di mana DS Najib sedang menyertai perjumpaan di Mekah untuk mengeluarkan kenyataan bersama menggesa Majlis Keselamatan Persatuan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu (di mana Pakistan, Maghribi, Azerbaijan dan Togo adalah ahli Majlis Keselamatan) di bawah Perkara 35 untuk campur tangan dengan serta-merta;


f.       Menuntut DS Najib menggesa Majlis Fatwa Kebangsaan untuk mengeluarkan fatwa yang mengatakan mana-mana kerajaan yang gagal melindungi kumpulan minoriti dan menyemarakkan semangat perkauman serta pembunuhan kaum di Myanmar dan seluruh dunia.

Malaysia wajib bertindak pantas kerana bukan sahaja DS Najib telah menobatkan Malaysia sebagai mempunyai ‘Demokrasi Terbaik’ di dunia malah ianya sebuah negara contoh dengan UMNO sebagai parti pemerintah yang terbesar di dunia untuk membuktikan kenyataan beliau itu benar dan tidak palsu. Masa untuk menunjukkan kepimpinan moral sudah tiba.

YB Nurul Izzah Anwar, Ahli Parlimen Lembah Pantai
YB Liew Chin Tong, Ahli Parlimen Bukit Bendera
YB Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad, Ahli Parlimen Kuala Selangor




Pakatan Rakyat Media Statement

14 August 2012

For Immediate Release


Cognizant of the fact that human rights forms the foundation of an international community that is just, equitable and civilized; and
Holding firm to the principles of human rights as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights;
Pakatan Rakyat condemns the current genocide of Rohingyas in Myanmar and urges it to be stopped.
The international community must act urgently and never allow diplomatic cover to be an excuse for  inaction as the lessons of past genocides in Bosnia and Rwanda clearly showed that only quick international attention and intervention at the earliest stage would be effective.
Pakatan Rakyat calls upon the Prime Minister Najib to take the following immediate actions:

a.      Demand that Myanmar takes immediate action to stop the genocide and allow the international community to provide direct assistance to the victims;


b.      Demand ASEAN to call for Myanmar to stop this genocide immediately. Malaysia was instrumental in having Myanmar be a member of ASEAN since 1997.


c.      Demand China, where Malaysia has a pioneering close to 40 year diplomatic relationship, and the United States of America, which has begun removing economic sanctions because of the political reforms in Myanmar, to intervene and actively advice Myanmar to protect all minorities and stop the genocide;


d.      Demand Bangladesh who has a strong relationship with Malaysia including an estimated 500,000 Bangladesh citizens working in Malaysia to provide pressure on Myanmar and to immediately open her borders to provide relief aid to the victims;


e.      Demand OIC where Najib is currently attending the extraordinary summit in Mecca to make a joint-statement calling for the United Nation’s Security Council Article 35 (as Pakistan, Morocco, Azerbaijan and Togo are currently members on the Security Council) to intervene immediately.


f.       Demand Najib request the National Fatwa Council to issue a fatwa on any government that fails to protect minority rights and facilitates racism and genocide as to provide the moral and spiritual argument to garner public support for Malaysia’s leadership in stopping the genocide in Myanmar and around the world for that matter.

Malaysia must act fast and decisively as not only has Najib declared Malaysia is the ‘Best Democracy’ in the world but also as an exemplary Islamic country with UMNO as the largest muslim party in the world to prove that all his statements are true and not false. The time to show moral leadership is now.

YB Nurul Izzah Anwar, Member of Parliament for Lembah Pantai
YB Liew Chin Tong, Member of Parliament for Bukit Bendera
YB Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad, Member of Parliament for Kuala Selangor

13 August 2012


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13 August 2012


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13 August 2012


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Ketua pengarang Kumpulan Utusan Datuk Abdul Aziz Ishak mengakui bahawa akhbar milik Umno itu tidak menyiarkan laporan seimbang tetapi memihak kepada aspirasi parti pemerintah.
Abdul Aziz, 48 berkata sebagai akhbar nasional, Utusan akan melaporkan mengenai isu nasional.

Bagaimanapun, dalam melaporkan mengenai pembangkang, beliau tidak menyifatkannya sebagai laporan seimbang, tetapi memihak kepada aspirasi parti.

Abdul Aziz berkata demikian ketika ditanya peguam, N Surendran dalam perbicaraan kes saman ketua pembangkang Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim di Mahkamah Tinggi Kuala Lumpur hari ini.

Surendran: Dalam memberi liputan isu politik, adakah anda setuju Utusan Malaysia tidak memberi liputan seimbang?

Abdul Aziz: Saya setuju, (laporan) memihak pada aspirasi pada parti pemerintah.

Terdahulu, Abdul Aziz mengakui bahawa Utusan sebahagian besarnya dimiliki Umno tetapi mendakwa parti itu tidak masuk campur dalam proses editorial.

Surendran bertanya sekiranya terdapat seorang wakil Umno dalam lembaga pengarah Utusanyang juga merupakan wakil perdana menteri.

Abdul Aziz mengakui dan berkata, individu dari Umno itu merupakan Tan Sri Hashim Ahmad Makaruddin.

13 August 2012


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Seperti yang semua sedia maklum, pindaan kepada sekysen 114A Akta Keterangan 1950 telah menerima banyak tentangan dari pelbagai sudut masyarakat, termasuk dari Ahli-ahli Parlimen Barisan Nasional sendiri.

Pindaan ini akan meletakkan beban membuktikan kesalahan pada pihak yang dituduh dan bukannya kepada pihak yang menuduh, yang jelas bercanggah dengan dasar dan prinsip keadilan. Secara khusus, pengguna laman sosial seperti Facebook, Twitter, blog dan lain-lain akan dipertanggungjawabkan dengan setiap isi kandungan dalam laman-laman mereka, walaupun komen dan artikel itu ditulis oleh pihak lain.

Pembekal perkhidmatan wifi juga akan dikenakan tindakan sekiranya ada pihak yang menyalahguna perkhidmatan tersebut – sekiranya rangkaian wifi rumah anda dicuri, dibawah pindaan ini anda dipertanggungjawabkan.

Dan jika ada sesiapa yang mencipta akaun Facebook, Twitter atau emel mengguna nama anda, pindaan ini akan menganggap anda pemilik sebenar akaun tersebut.

Oleh itu, KEADILAN menggesa kerajaan untuk menarikbalik pindaan 114A Akta Keterangan 1950 dalam sesi Parlimen yang akan datang.

KEADILAN turut menggesa setiap anggotanya untuk turut serta dalam protes ini dengan menukar “avatar” atau gambar Facebook, Twitter, dan lain-lain ke logo #STOP114A, dan bagi yang mempunyai laman web untuk memasukkan kod “pop-up” #STOP114A yang disediakan (maklumat lanjut di

Semoga keadilan bagi semua pengguna Internet terjamin demi seluruh rakyat Malaysia.

YB Sim Tze Tzin, ADUN Pantai Jerejak merangkap
Timbalan Ketua Penerangan KEADILAN

13 August 2012


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The Malaysian Insider

By Clara Chooi

KOTA MARUDU, Aug 12 – Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim suggested today that the government had deliberately refused to have the Sabah Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) probe those responsible for the alleged “citzenships-for-votes” deal with foreigners in order to protect certain personalities.

The opposition leader (picture) said the entire RCI was flawed as its terms were lacking details and do not include identifying those responsible or recommending punishment on them.

“These are major criminal acts, particularly when it involves corruption and cheating and falsifying documents… these are serious flaws, but of course, these are not part of the RCI’s terms of reference,” he told reporters after a function announcing the crossover of another senior Barisan Nasional (BN) here.

The newly-established RCI on Sabah’s illegal immigrants has been tasked to investigate if foreigners in the state have been unlawfully awarded Malaysian ICs or citizenships and included in the electoral roll.

But the panel’s terms, announced in Kota Kinabalu yesterday by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, do not include a probe to identify those involved in handing out citizenships unlawfully.

The opposition have often laid blame on former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for the state’s extraordinary spike in migrant population, claiming he had spearheaded “Project IC” or “Projek M”.

The “Projek IC” initiative was purportedly kicked off in the early 1980s during Dr Mahathir’s tenure to give out Malaysian ICs to illegal immigrants in Sabah, in order to help the ruling BN stay in power.

“Yes, it seems Dr Mahathir is clearly nervous about the RCI,” Anwar said here.

“But they (BN) must have given their assurance that they will not pick at who is at fault, who are the people taking money or falsifying documents and why… so that means the entire RCI is just flawed,” he said.

Anwar added that Sabah voters were likely to have little regard for the RCI, noting the government’s years of refusal to set up the panel.

He pointed out that the decades-old problem could not be so easily resolved within the six months deadline given to the panel to make its recommendations to the government.

The PKR de facto leader suggested that the RCI was merely a political ploy, referring to its formation so close to the coming polls, and added that like the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on electoral reforms, the panel was unlikely to solve Sabah’s problem with illegal immigrants.

“This is just like a gimmick. They (the government) are not serious. I believe most Sabahans would not have any regard for this RCI because they have learned from the past on how their request to form the panel was not heeded,” he said.

Najib’s announcement on the RCI’s reference terms yesterday comes just two weeks after the twin exits of two senior Sabah BN lawmakers – Tuaran MP Datuk Seri Wilfred Mojilip Bumburing and Beaufort MP Datuk Seri Lajim Ukin.

Both men cited their dissatisfaction with the government’s delay on the RCI, which the Cabinet had already agreed to form on February 8 this year.

In Sabah, the problem of illegal immigrants has been dominating every election since 1970 as the local natives believe that foreigners are to blame for the state’s economic, social and security problems.

Some 27 per cent of Sabah’s 3.12 million population are said to be foreigners.

13 August 2012


Pendapat Anda?


KOTA MARUDU: Senator Datuk Maijol Mahap tidak yakin terhadap kewibawaan Suruhanjaya Diraja  (RCI) yang diumum Datuk Seri Najib Razak, pada saat-saat akhir menjelang pilihan raya umum (PRU) ke-13.

Bercakap di perhimpunan Angkatan Perubahan Sabah (APS) di Kota Marudu, beliau berkata, rakyat Sabah menunggu bertahun-tahun lamanya tetapi masalah pendatang tanpa izin tidak pernah selesai.

Justeru, katanya, bekas Naib Presiden Pertubuhan Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Bersatu mengisytihar keluar BN kerana  tiada sebab untuk beliau yakin dengan pengumuman pada saat-saat akhir yang dibuat Perdana Menteri itu.

Pada 11 Ogos lalu, Najib mengumumkan pembentukan RCI berhubung pendatang tanpa izin di Sabah dan akan dipengerusikan oleh mantan Ketua Hakim Sabah dan Sarawak, Steve Shim dan dianggotai empat lagi panel.

Dalam majlis itu, Maijol menyatakan beliau meninggalkan BN adalah kerana hilang keyakinan bahawa BN benar-benar bersungguh-sungguh mahu membela nasib penduduk Sabah.

“Saya tidak ingin dimaki oleh generasi akan datang kerana tidak berjuang,” katanya yang turut mengumumkan untuk meninggalkan semua jawatannya dalam kerajaan dan syarikat berkaitan kerajaan .

Turut hadir, Ketua Umum KEADILAN, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Setiausaha Agung, Datuk Saifuddin Nasution; Naib Presiden, Tian Chua; dan pengasas APS, Datuk Seri Wilfred Bumburing.

Dalam pada itu, Bumburing dalam ucapannya berkata, Najib hanya mengumumkan pembentukan RCI apabila protes untuk meninggalkan BN mencapai tahap tertinggi.

“BN kata Sabah adalah fixed deposit (simpanan tetap). Saya nak tanya, fixed deposit daripada siapa? Orang Sabah atau pendatang tanpa izin?” katanya lagi.

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