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Sehari di Trafalgar Square, London PDF Print E-mail
Written by A Worried Student   
Wednesday, 28 July 2010 00:00
TAGS:GMI|No2ISA

1st August 2010 marks half a century of existence of the Internal Security Act. (ISA). Gerakan Mansuhkan ISA (GMI) and Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) invite all concerned citizens to a candle light vigil in conjunction with 50 years of ISA on 1st August 2010 at several locations all over Malaysia.

 

Picture by Danny Lim


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Beberapa minggu yang lepas, pada suatu tengah hari yang sejuk, kelabu dan basah, aku mengikuti protes anti-ISA di Trafalgar Square, London yang telah dianjurkan oleh Gerakan Mansuhkan ISA-UK. Kurang dari 25 orang yang hadir, tetapi nombor yang sedikit ditebus dengan hati-hati yang tegar dan berapi-api. Mereka sengaja memilih lokasi demonstrasi di hadapan bangunan “Tourism Malaysia,” mungkin untuk mempromosikan Malaysia sebagai Negara yang patut menjadi tempat tuju aktivis-aktivis Britain kerana rekod hak asasinya yang cukup menarik. Dan tidak, Raja Petra tak ada pada masa itu. Cukuplah dia disumbatkan dalam Kamunting dahulu, berilah dia peluang untuk duduk di rumah.


Dengan berbekalkan beberapa poster, banner, sebuah alat pembesar suara, gitar, 'flyers' dan jiwa-jiwa yang penuh semangat, mereka memulakan protes mereka di tempat yang telah sedia dipagarkan di Trafalgar Square. Dengan itu, mereka pun bermulalah. Laungan “Stop the ISA!” dan “Stop human rights abuses in Malaysia!” kedengaran terngiang-ngiang di udara. Ramai yang lalu-lalang di kawasan protes tersebut, sesetengah dengan mata penuh curiga dan sesetengah lagi mengejar waktu yang tiada kompromi.


Kemudian acara diteruskan dengan seorang hadirin memetik gitar akustiknya dan menyanyi lagu-lagu protes ala Bob Dylan dengan tajuk-tajuk seperti “Kami Takkan Diam” dan “I Didn’t Speak Up”. Pening kepala omputih mendengar lagu yang dinyanyikan dalam bahasa melayu. Eh, maaf, bahasa Malaysia. Tetapi tetap ada antara mereka yang lalu-lalang mengangkat ibu jari mereka dengan tinggi, tanda sokongan terhadap perjuangan kami.


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BERSIH - Laksanakan UNDI18 Segera, Pengerusi SPR Perlu Letak Jawatan PDF Print E-mail
Written by admin   
Thursday, 29 April 2021 21:58

Kenyataan Media BERSIH 2.0

29 April 2021

Laksanakan UNDI18 Segera, Pengerusi SPR Perlu Letak Jawatan

 

Gabungan Pilihan Raya Bersih dan Adil (BERSIH 2.0) mengalu-alukan kenyataan daripada Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan bahawa kerajaan akan melaksanakan UNDI18 dalam tempoh terdekat. Ini menunjukkan tekanan demi tekanan daripada rakyat yang menuntut hak mereka telah berjaya.

 

Namun, Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan perlu memberikan satu tarikh yang jelas untuk pelaksanaan Undi18 dengan segera agar rakyat dapat menilai dan memantau pengurusan pengendalian pelaksanaan UNDI18 ini. Kenyataan bahawa ia akan dilaksanakan "dalam tempoh terdekat" boleh terbuka kepada interpretasi dan amat tidak menyakinkan semua pihak.

 

Kerajaan dan SPR juga perlu memberikan penjelasan mengapa hanya sebulan lepas mereka menyatakan UNDI18 tidak dapat dilaksanakan, namun melalui kenyataan Takiyuddin hari ini ianya boleh pula dilaksanakan dalam tempoh terdekat. Adakah sebelum ini kerajaan sengaja ingin melambatkan pelaksanaan UNDI18 dan menghalang hak anak muda berumur 18 tahun untuk turun mengundi? Adakah Pengerusi SPR juga mengikut arahan kabinet untuk melengahkan pelaksanaan UNDI18? Ini menimbulkan persoalan penting samada SPR masih sebuah badan yang bebas daripada kerajaan.

 

BERSIH 2.0 juga menggesa supaya kerajaan dan SPR untuk melaksanakan AVR seperti yang dijanjikan pada pertengahan tahun ini oleh SPR dibawah pimpinan Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun. SPR telah diberikan masa yang mencukupi untuk melaksanakan AVR dan ia tidak patut ditangguhkan lagi tanpa sebab-sebab yang jelas dan munasabah.

 

BERSIH 2.0 berpandangan bahawa Pengerusi SPR Datuk Abdul Ghani Salleh tidak kompeten dan layak untuk memikul tanggungjawab yang besar bagi melaksanakan AVR dan UNDI18. Dalih beliau sebelum ini yang mengatakan bahawa UNDI18 hanya boleh dilaksanakan pada September tahun hadapan menunjukkan beliau tidak mampu mengemudi institusi yang penting ini. BERSIH 2.0 menggesa agar beliau berundur secara terhormat sekarang sebelum reputasi buruk beliau membawa kejatuhan SPR sekali lagi.

 

Dikeluarkan oleh:

Jawatankuasa Pemandu BERSIH 2.0


BERSIH 2.0 Secretariat
A-2-8, 8 Avenue Business Centre,Jalan Sungai Jernih 8/1,46050 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.Tel. No. : +603-76280371
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BERSIH - EC Betrays People's Mandate PDF Print E-mail
Written by admin   
Friday, 26 March 2021 14:31

Press Statement from BERSIH 2.0 (26 March 2021): EC Betrays Peoples’ Mandate

 

The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (BERSIH 2.0) strongly condemns the Election Commission's (EC) decision to postpone the implementation of Undi18 to September 2022. EC Chairperson Datuk Abdul Ghani Salleh should immediately resign to make way for a successor who has the integrity and competence to implement the lowering of voting age to 18 (UNDI18) and Automatic Voter Registration (AVR) by July 2021 as planned.

 

The EC’s decision is a robbery of the rights of about four million Malaysians aged 18-20 to shape the direction of the country at the polls, when the next federal, state or by-election is called. Riding on the COVID-19 pandemic is absurd because it has nothing to do with the implementation of Undi18 as the necessary information already exist in the database of the National Registration Department (JPN).

 

Abdul Ghani Sallah’s lame excuse on Covid-19 is a blatant lie to confuse the public by mixing UNDI18 and AVR. There is no technicality whatsoever involved in registering voters aged 18-21. It could have been implemented in 2019 after the Constitutional Amendment was gazetted. UNDI18 was delayed only because PAS had demanded for UNDI18 and AVR to be commenced concurrently.

 

Up until November 3, 2020, eight months after the commencement of the first Movement Control Order (MCO), de facto Law Minister Dato’ Takiyuddin Hassan in his parliamentary reply to Lim Lip Eng MP of Kepong still promised that with the works carried out by a joint EC-JPN taskforce, AVR was expected to be implemented latest by July 2021, within the EC’s initial estimated timeline, ie 18-24 months from 25 July 2019, when the Constitutional Amendment was passed by the Senate.

 

The EC must answer to all Malaysians what have changed between November 3, 2020 and yesterday and whether the EC-JPN taskforce and its contractors have encountered unexpected failures in their works. The EC needs to be upfront and transparent, or it will be considered as a yes-man to the ruling party, whose senior leaders have expressed reluctance to see Undi18 being implemented.

 

Malaysians, especially the young voters, are very disappointed with the EC's decision to postpone the implementation of Undi18. BERSIH 2.0 and other civil society organisations will not hesitate to take bolder action if the EC does not speed up the implementation of Undi18 which has been delayed for almost three years.

 

BERSIH 2.0 also demands that the Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin immediately allow Parliament to convene that Elections (Registration of Electors) Regulations and other relevant legislations may be updated to enable implementation of UNDI18 and AVR. Muhyiddin Yassin and the EC chairman must bear the sole responsibility for any delay in the implementation of Undi18.

 

Released by,

The Steering Committee of BERSIH 2.0

Last Updated on Friday, 26 March 2021 14:37
 
Can we still not care? PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 03 July 2010 15:16
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Pic / Malaysiakini

Tenaganita's Aegile Fernandez (left) gave a talk entitled "Child and Women Trafficking - Is There Hope?" at the Assumption Church on June 24. SABM's FARIDA JIVAMALA IBRAHIM came away shaken and angry


THE facts are horrifying. Sex trafficking, drug trafficking, slave trafficking, baby trafficking  - you name it, Malaysia and other countries are doing it.


Talk about global business!

And enforcement officers are very much in the thick of it.

It turned out that men too were being kidnapped and brought out of their countries and onto open sea  - to get ransoms paid and to toil as fishermen!

Here's a brutal fact to grasp: 

 

In 2008, our country had 982 children reported missing. Of these, to date, 500 of those 982 are still missing. What of the other years? What of 2009 and 2010 so far. The statistics are staggering and still climbing!

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Withdraw AUKU charge on UKM 4 PDF Print E-mail
Written by straits-mongrel   
Sunday, 23 May 2010 11:54

ukm4Withdraw University & University College Act 1971 (UUCA) Charge on Muhammad Hilman bin Idham, Muhammad Ismail bin Aminuddin, Azlin Shafina Mohamad Adzha & Woon King Chai, Immediately

The students above, Muhammad Hilman bin Idham, Muhammad Ismail bin Aminuddin, Azlin Shafina Mohamad Adzha and Woon King Chai are second year Political Science students from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) has been charged by university authority because they were found to be in the vicinity of the Hulu Selangor by-election and allegedly for showing support, sympathy or opposition towards political parties in Malaysia.

 

They are required to attend university disciplinary proceeding on the following date: 

2nd June (Wednesday):
Muhammad Hilman bin Idham

3rd June (Thursday): Muhammad Ismail bin Aminuddin, Azlin Shafina Mohamad Adzha, and Woon King Chai


9.00am at Bilik Mesyuarat Canselori, Aras 6, Bangunan Canselori.

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 May 2010 12:24
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