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Keep your promise to repeal Sedition Act - Bar Council


KUALA LUMPUR - The Malaysian Bar calls upon the government to abide by and put into effect its promise to repeal the Sedition Act 1948 and to propose new national harmony legislation that would serve to promote and achieve genuine peace and harmony.



Its president, Christopher Leong in a statement today, said the Malaysian Bar is also further appalled that the Prime Minister is not only reneging on the promise he made two years ago to repeal the Sedition Act 1948, but also intends to "strengthen" it.



"As we ordinarily understand it, a promise is a commitment to carry through a matter despite difficult circumstances, and not only when it is convenient to do so.



"It is ludicrous that Malaysians would not only be prohibited from discussing and debating issues of public and national interest, or constitutional matters, but would be criminally punished for doing so," added Leong.



He said that the execution of the Sedition Act 1948 is highly oppressive and represents a lurch towards authoritarianism.



"It is delusional to imagine that such draconian legislation would foster national peace and harmony,



"It is also folly to think that the Sedition Act 1948 is our answer to maintaining and promoting peace and harmony. There is nothing in the history of the Sedition Act 1948 and its use — either previously or currently — that supports any such notion," said Leong.



"The Sedition Act 1948 was not designed nor intended to achieve true peace and harmony," he added.



Its sole purpose was to entrench power and control by denying democratic rights and space through suppression and punishment,he said.



"In our pursuit for peace and harmony, we must accept that questions, criticisms and disagreements are integral to the learning and maturing process," he added.



In order to achieve peace and harmony, people should be honest with themselves, as to what the real causes of disharmony are in Malaysia, he said.



"In many instances, disharmony in Malaysia arises from insecurity, the exploitation of such insecurity, and the inability or unwillingness to deal with questions, criticisms or differing views in a mature manner," he said.



"There are quarters in Malaysia who have created an environment of disharmony — misinterpreting and abusing the Federal Constitution, distorting our history, exploiting insecurities, and resorting to scare-mongering and threats of, or incitement to, violence against property or persons, as a response to questions, criticisms or differing views," he said.



He added these individuals are not brought to account by the law but instead, the Sedition Act 1948 is used against the persons who raise questions, concerns or criticisms or differing views.



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Tenom MP wasn't offered a bribe to 'party-hop' unlike Anifah


Tenom MP Datuk Raime Unggi told the High Court on Friday that he was never offered a bribe to party-hop, unlike Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman and other Sabah MPs.



Raime said he met Anifah and Beluran MP Datuk Ronald Kiandee at the Le Meridien Sabah in 2008 to discuss about Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim allegedly courting Barisan National MPs in Sabah to jump ship.



Raime said Anifah had brought up the issue and asked him if he had been given such an offer to which he denied, as Ronald had been offered RM5mil to party-hop.



On Thursday, Anifah testified that Anwar had in 2008 attempted to entice him to “party-hop” with a “sweetener” that he would be made deputy prime minister.



The Kimanis MP said he was also offered RM100mil by a businessman close to Anwar, Datuk Ishak Ismail to induce him to get 10 Sabah MPs to cross over to Pakatan Rakyat.



When Anifah's counsel Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah questioned what Anifah's reaction to the offer was, Raime said Anifah appeared "angry and insulted".



Raime added that Anifah called the person orang Anwar (Anwar's man) though Raime could not identify who the person was.



During cross-examination, Anwar's lawyer Razlan Hadri raised the issue of hearsay, asking Raime if he had personally heard the offer.



Raime replied that he was told by Anifah about the offer, but had no first hand knowledge about it.



Razlan also questioned Raime’s decision not to file a police report nor hold a press conference about the offers being made.



"Instead you went on a trip to Macau with Anifah, where the issue was brought up again. Why bring up something that had been decided, unless you were still thinking about it," questioned Razlan.



On May 27, 2009, Anwar filed the suit against Anifah @ Haniff Amman and the Government over alleged libellous statements made against him abroad.



Anwar claimed the minister had during a joint-press conference with former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton linked his name to an alleged offer of a top Malaysian Cabinet post at the State Department in Washington on May 16, 2009.



The PKR leader claimed the words uttered by Anifah that day implied that he was a dishonest person.



The hearing before High Court Judicial Commissioner Siti Khadijah Badjenid continues on Dec 15.



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Anak kedua daripada empat adik-beradik ini mencatat rekod sejarah sekolah SK Mag...

Anak kedua daripada empat adik-beradik ini mencatat rekod sejarah sekolah SK Magandai Kota Marudu, Sabah dengan mencapai keputusan 5A dalam Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) buat pertama kalinya sejak sekolah itu ditubuhkan.





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Mahfuz Mengamuk Saraan Ahli Parlimen Kecil Sehingga Diusir Dewan


Ahli Parlimen PAS Pokok Sena, Datuk Mahfuz Omar menerima padah diusir dan diarah keluar Dewan Rakyat pada sesi petang Khamis sewaktu perbahasan Rang Undang-undang Malaysian Airline System Berhad.



Beliau yang bersikap tidak serius sewaktu Speakar Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia menegur sikap Ahli Parlimen PAS Sepang, Hanipa Maidin yang mendesak Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar memasukkan satu klausa ke dalam rang undang-undang berkenaan.



Speaker itu menegur supaya ahli-ahli parlimen yang jadi peguam jangan menjadikan Dewan Rakyat seperti mahkamah mempertahankan hujah masing-masing.Sebelum itu, Pandikar Amin berulang kali menegur beberapa ahli parlimen terutama Sepang kerana mahu berhujah walaupun tidak dibenarkan mencelah oleh Abdul Wahid.



“Sepang, ini masalah Yang Berhormat kepada peguam-peguam. Ini Dewan Rakyat bukan mahkamah. Saya bertolak ansur, tolong Yang Berhormat bertolak ansur dengan saya. Itu jawapan sama ada bersetuju atau tidak, itu jawapan menteri, kalau tidak setuju nanti saya panggil mengundi,” katanya.



Beliau kemudian meminta ahli-ahli Yang Berhormat mematuhi peraturan Dewan dan jangan main-main ketika perbahasan.



Pandikar juga mahu hanya yang dipanggil berhujah, bangun berhujah bukan mencelah tanpa kebenaran.



Beliau kemudian menegur dan memberi amaran kepada Mahfuz kerana membuat bising menegur cara perbahasan ketika itu.



“Make my day” kata Pandikar Amin yang menyifatkan Mahfuz main-main ketika orang lain berbahas .



“Saya tak main-main Tan Sri, saya kasihan dengan Tan Sri kerana Akta Saraan ahli parlimen terlalu kecil.. Kenaikan Yang Di Pertua terlalu kecil dengan tugas yang terlalu besar,” kata Mahfuz.Bagaimanapun, ahli parlimen Pokok Sena bangun dan cuba menyindir Speaker.



Pandikar Amin lantas mengarahkan Mahfuz keluar dari dewan sambil menyifatkan ahli parlimen itu tidak serius dan bermain-main.



Kemudian terdengar Mahfuz menjawab ” Saya memang mahu balik”.



Sebelum itu pun, Pandikar Amin hari ini telah beberapa kali menegur anggota-anggota Parlimen yang bertanyakan soalan membabitkan dasar dan soalan tidak bermatlamat jelas.



Pandikar Amin yang jelas cuba mengawal ruang waktu perbahasan lantaran mahu menamatkan sesi mengikut jadual nyata kecewa dengan sikap ahli-ahli parlimen membazirkan waktu.



“Saya serius, saya akan pinda peraturan mesyuarat di mana anggota Parlimen tidak boleh bertanya soalan melibatkan dasar.



“Jadi ayuh sama-sama disiplinkan diri, kalau bertanya jangan sembarangan tanya, fikir dulu kerana ada masa 14 hari, soalan itu apa matlamat sebenarnya. Selepas itu menteri jawab kepada perkara yang dibangkitkan sahaja,” tegasnya.





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Najib breaks promise, says Sedition Act to stay


(Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Thursday bolstered a law protecting the sanctity of Islam and the country's traditional rulers, the sultans, in an about-turn to scrap a law banning criticism of the government.



Najib pledged in 2012 to repeal the Sedition Act - a relic of the British colonial era intended to keep a tight lid on racial tensions and social unrest in the multi-ethnic country - as part of a raft of liberal reforms to promote openness.



Rights groups and lawyers have criticized the Sedition Act, saying it inhibits freedom of speech.



The Malaysian leader told a meeting of his ruling United Malays National Party (UMNO) party that the act would be maintained and strengthened.



The 1948 Sedition Act, which criminalizes speech with an undefined "seditious tendency", will be boosted with additions to defend the sanctity of Islam, and penalize those who call for the separation of Sabah and Sarawak states from Malaysia, said Najib.



In a flurry of cases this year, Malaysian prosecutors have charged anti-government activists and opposition politicians with sedition. Out of more than a dozen prosecutions under the Act this year, at least five have centered on comments voiced about the sultans or their powers.



The three-party opposition, which has eroded the ruling coalition's majority in two straight elections, says the Sedition Act is being employed selectively against its members, allies and social activists to undermine the alliance.



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PKR blames gov’t for coal mine incident

Mkini Sarawak Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) put the blame on last Saturday’s Silantik coalmine disaster in Pantu, Sri Aman which claimed four lives and injured 30 others, on the authorities. He said that the state authorities had ignored calls to conduct a thorough investigation into a similar incident two years ago. “Two years ago we […]



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Terus cemerlang


Oleh Siti Aisyah Ramli //


GPN 2.52 untuk UPSR 2014 menyamai tahun lepas, prestasi terbaik Sarawak dalam 11 tahun



GEMBIRA: Guru Besar Sekolah Kebangsaan Agama Datuk Haji Abdul Kadir Hassan, Yot Sli (tengah) dikelilingi para pelajarnya yang memperoleh keputusan cemerlang 5A dalam UPSR yang diumumkan, semalam.



KUCHING: Sarawak melakar keputusan Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) terbaik dalam tempoh sebelas tahun apabila memperoleh gred purata yang mengekalkan keputusan cemerlang seperti tahun lalu.


Pengarah Pendidikan Negeri Serina Sauni berkata, keputusan itu turut melebihi pencapaian kebangsaan selaras dengan tema Jabatan Pendidikan Negeri iaitu ‘Menjulang Pendidikan Negeri Sarawak.’


“Saya amat berbesar hati mengumumkan Gred Purata Negeri (GPN) bagi negeri ini ialah 2.52, iaitu sama dengan GPN bagi 2013.


“Pada masa sama, melalui keputusan pencapaian ini juga, 59.05 peratus daripada 42,176 calon bagi Sekolah Kerajaan dan Sekolah Bantuan Kerajaan telah berjaya mencatat sekurang-kurangnya penguasaan minimum Gred C dalam semua mata pelajaran yang diambil,” ujarnya.


Beliau berkata demikian ketika mengumumkan analisis keputusan UPSR 2014 di Auditorium Jabatan Pendidikan Negeri Sarawak di Jalan Diplomatik, di sini semalam.


Menurut Serina, sebanyak 116 sekolah mencatat pencapaian 100 peratus pada tahun ini dengan 108 daripadanya merupakan Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) dan lapan Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina (SJKC).


Bagaimanapun, katanya, terdapat penurunan jumlah calon cemerlang yang memperolehi Gred A dalam semua mata pelajaran iaitu 4.41 peratus atau 1,862 calon berbanding 4.49 peratus atau 1,916 calon pada tahun lalu.


“Ini menunjukkan penurunan sebanyak 0.08 peratus jumlah calon cemerlang yang memperolehi Gred A dalam semua mata pelajaran berbanding 2013 iaitu 1,362 calon adalah calon SK dan 500 yang selebihnya merupakan calon SJKC,” jelasnya.


Terdahulu, Serina turut memaklumkan 15 sekolah di seluruh negeri ini yang mencatat jumlah calon paling ramai memperoleh Gred A dalam semua mata pelajaran yang diambil didahului SK Agama Datuk Haji Abdul Kadir Hassan, Kuching dengan seramai 50 calon.


“Ini diikuti oleh SJK(C) Chung Hua Miri dengan mencatat 30 orang dan kemudiannya SJK(C) Tung Hua Sibu seramai 29 orang,” katanya.


Sementara itu, sebanyak 20 daripada 21 buah sekolah yang memperolehi Gred Purata Sekolah 1.50 dan ke bawah adalah dari sekolah luar bandar dan pedalaman.


Antaranya ialah SK Sungai Siong, Sibu yang memperoleh GPS 1.24, SK Sungai Setulan Bintulu (GPS-1.27), SK Kampung Kebuaw Dalat (GPS-1.33), SK Penghulu Baya Mallang Baram (GPS-1.35) dan SJK(C) Tung Kiew Sibu yang mencatat GPS 1.37.


Dua sekolah pedalaman yang turut mendapat GPS cemerlang ialah SK Long Atip Baram dengan GPS 1.40 dan SK Tan Sri Datuk Temenggong Jugah Song iaitu dengan catatan GPS 1.40.


Hadir sama pada majlis itu ialah Menteri Kebajikan, Wanita dan Pembangunan Keluarga Datuk Fatimah Abdullah.







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Liew loses court bid for president post


KOTA KINABALU - Datuk VK Liew lost the battle to wrest the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) President's post through the courts, Tuesday, but says his political career is not yet over.



"It only means that my journey in court has come to an end but does not mean that my political journey has ended. It will continue in various capacities," said Liew, when met outside the Federal Court after the proceedings, Tuesday.



Chief Judge of Malaya Tan Sri Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin who sat with Justices Tan Sri Suriyadi Halim Omar, Tan Sri Ahmad Haji Maarop, Tan Sri Haji Mohamed Apandi Ali and Datuk Ramly Haji Ali dismissed Liew's application for leave to challenge the RoS endorsement of rival Datuk Teo Chee Kang as party president with costs after considering arguments from all parties.



Liew had applied for leave to appeal against the Court of Appeal decision to dismiss his application for leave for judicial review to revoke the RoS decision on the position of the President of the LDP.



In their unanimous decision, the apex court justices held that the letter dated Jan. 7, 2014 from the RoS was not a decision and hence not amenable to judicial review.



Liew's leave application for judicial review was dismissed by the High Court on Feb 17 this year and the Court of Appeal had on May 23 this year dismissed his appeal against the High Court decision.



Liew had on Jan. 28 this year filed the application naming the RoS, LDP president Datuk Teo Chee Kang and Senator Datuk Chin Su Phin, who is now the deputy president of LDP, as first, second and third respondents, respectively.



The apex court on Tuesday awarded costs of RM5,000 to each of the respondents. Earlier, counsel Roland Cheng who represented Liew together with Dato' Sri Rakhbir Singh raised six questions in the application.



Cheng, among others submitted that the letter dated Jan. 7, 2014 was not an administrative act because it has elements of decision advice and acknowledgement of dispute and must be read together and not in isolation.



He also said that the 'decision' in the Rules of Court 2012 was not same 'decision' in the Societies Act 1966 and so cannot equate the two.



Senior Federal Counsel (SFC) Shamsul Bolhassan, who represented the RoS together with SFC Rahazlan Affandi Abdul Rahim said the letter was nothing more than an opinion or statement or conclusion as a result of the investigation by the RoS.



He also said that the alleged first respondent's decision was made after the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) and elections and that it would not have affected the decisions of the political party made at the EGM nor the rights of the applicant.



Instead, it was the decision of EGM and elections which had affected the legal rights of the applicant and not that of the first respondent, submitted Shamsul.



Liew in his application at the High Court sought a declaration that the RoS had acted ultra vires the Societies Act to say that the purported Extraordinary General Meeting held on Oct 19 and 20, 2013 and subsequent party election were legal.



He also sought that the action by the RoS to issue the letter of Jan 7, 2014 to him is unlawful and null and void and also an injunction to stop the second and third respondents from carrying out duty under the name of LDP.



Counsel Datuk Roderick Fernandez appeared for Teo and Chin.



Thanking his counsel for being with him from the beginning from the High Court to Federal Court, Liew said: "The court somehow has recognised them and also Teo (Datuk Teo Chee Kang) as the President of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) appointed by RoS." Liew said he respected the decision of the Federal Court.



"The decision of the court today is that the Registrar of Societies (RoS) has the power to decide who should be the president of a political party. I think that is bad for the political development of this country and it is to me a very sad day for political parties.



"As to where my political direction will take me, I will have meetings with all my supporters. we will have our gathering soon and we will determine where we will go because like it or not, we are all voters as well in our respective constituencies and I believe we will play an important role when the time comes," he said.



Liew thanked his supporters who according to him came from different places such as from Sandakan and here and have been very supportive and loyal to him.



Meanwhile, Teo, when contacted, said it is time for LDP to move on as all legal avenues in the party's leadership tussle have been exhausted.



"We have patiently allowed legal proceedings to take their course. Now that all legal avenues have been exhausted the party will move on," said Teo, when asked to comment on the decision by the Federal Court to dismiss with costs Liew's leave application to appeal to the apex court.



However, Teo who is also State Minister of Special Tasks said the whole LDP leadership saga was not about individuals.



"It is not about VK Liew or Teo Chee Kang, it is about the party as an institution," he said.



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Exempt Sabah from GST to alleviate Sabah's woes


KOTA KINABALU: The Government should exempt Sabah from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) next year in view of the State's economic standing that was further aggravated by the Federal Tourism Minister's statement on Sabah's security, recently.



Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) Vice President Chong Pit Fah said with the abolishment of fuel subsidy, Cabotage Policy, oil and gas resources taken away, coupled with the high cost of living, which are already pressing on Sabah's economy, the State's only hope is the tourism industry, which has been a top income earner for Sabah.



"But, just because of the statement made by Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz saying he cannot guarantee the safety of tourists coming to Sabah, the whole industry has gone down in a blink of an eye," he said.



Chong said in less than one week after Nazri's statement, Sabah's tourism business dropped by about 20 per cent following cancellation of reservations.



"So what is the hope that we have for next year? Imposing the GST in Sabah will only further add to the woes of the State and the people.



"SAPP urges the Government to exempt Sabah from the GST in order to alleviate the negative impact from the Federal Tourism Minister," said Chong who is also SAPP Information Chief.



"Sabah has done so much to promote the State's natural beauty through eco-tourism but all of this went down the drain due to the statement by an ignorant Minister," said Chong.



Replying to a question in Parliament recently, Nazri said he would not order his officers to promote Sabah's tourism because he cannot guarantee the safety of tourists until the two kidnapping incidents have been solved.



This was met by an uproar from the tourism people in Sabah, including Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun but Nazri had since defended his statement, saying his detractors should assist him to go to China and declare to them that Sabah is safe.



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Home Minister invites Nazri to Sabah without bodyguards


Ensuring Sabah’s safety through the establishment of the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom), Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has invited Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz to visit Esscom zones without bodyguards present.



“I feel that the situation has improved and I invite the Tourism Minister to visit the areas with me without the presence of bodyguards.



“With curfews imposed, Esszone (Eastern Sabah Security Zone) areas are increasingly safer and more foreign tourists, especially from China, are visiting because of the confidence in the abilities of Esscom authorities,” he said at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) lobby here today.



Met by reporters on the sidelines of the 2014 Umno General Assembly, Ahmad Zahid was responding to a statement by Mohamed Nazri in which the Tourism Minister reportedly said, “I will not go to Sabah if I don’t have a bodyguard.”



Mohamed Nazri also said Sabah’s safety was disrupted due to the intrusion by Sulu militants and the series of kidnappings at Sabah’s east coast.



“I agree with the views of Datuk Seri Nazri six months or a year ago, but the situation is far different now because Esscom is headed by a senior police officer and as Home Minister, I gazetted the imposition of a curfew order at certain times,” added Ahmad Zahid.



In a Parliament sitting prior to this, Mohamed Nazri also touched on the safety of Sabah, saying the state couldn’t assure safety to foreign tourists as long as the kidnapping cases in the areas were not solved.



To date, there were two unsolved cases that took place at Sabah’s East Coast, involving the kidnapping of an Esscom officer on duty and a foreign tourist.



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Perhatikan Gerakan Penyokong DAP sedang Membangkitkan Perasaan Benci Antara Kaum


Rupa-rupa gerakan DAP sedang membakar api perkauman, menghasut rakyat saling benci malah keberanian barua DAP ini sanggup mempersoalkan kedudukan kaum dalam PDRM.



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Bolehkah perbuatan ini di terima dengan tingkah lagu gerakan DAP yang semakin melampau membangkitkan perasaan kebencian.



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Pouring cold water on RCI, minister says no need to table findings


It is not compulsory to table the findings of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on Sabah's illegal immigrants problem in Parliament, said Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim.



This, according to the Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, was because Putrajaya remained committed to table the report next month, whether in Dewan Rakyat or Dewan Negara.



"The term of reference for the RCI is not related to Parliament," said Shahidan, the Arau MP, to reporters after receiving a memorandum from Bersih 2.0 today.



"There is no need to pressure for the RCI report to be brought to Parliament," he added.



Bersih 2.0 previously urged Putrajaya to present the findings of the RCI in Parliament and to expand on it.



Shahidan said Putrajaya had agreed to present the report in Dewan Negara in December, adding that there was nothing to hide or cover-up.



"Whatever the findings of the RCI, Putrajaya will take the necessary action."



On November 20, Bersih 2.0 gave Putrajaya an ultimatum to table the RCI report by November 25, failing which they will seek a meeting with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.



Angry over repeated delays in making the RCI report public, Bersih 2.0 wanted Najib to explain why lawmakers are not being allowed to debate and discuss it.



Bersih chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah said Najib had a moral obligation to make the report public.



"We will not accept any more delays since this issue has been waiting resolution as far back as the Likas petition in 1999," she said.



The Likas petition refers to a High Court case where a Filipino named Fuad Ari from Tawi-Tawi island had testified that he had obtained his identification card under a scheme known as "Projek IC".



Maria said the report should be tabled, even if it meant extending the current Parliament sitting which is due to end on November 27.



Najib was reported saying last week that the RCI report would be made public only in December but Bersih wanted it to be released in Parliament where MPs can debate it.



"We are not convinced by the prime minister's last-minute attempted assurance that the report will be made public next month."



"For one, there is scant detail about how it will be done, which leads us to see it as a red herring to subvert pressure on the original assurance," Maria said.



The report should be debated in Parliament, she added, because it "pertains to the very question of which party is truly the people's choice to be government".



The RCI on illegal immigrants in Sabah was held last year to probe claims that migrants were being given citizenship in exchange for votes for Barisan Nasional, the ruling party.



Its report was submitted to the King and Najib about six months ago.



Some 200 witnesses were called to testify, including former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who was said to be behind "Projek IC".



Some government officers have been detained under the now-repealed Internal Security Act for their alleged role in issuing Malaysian identity cards to illegal immigrants, but Bersih said that the former detention-without-trial law was being used to "purposely prevent the truth from being revealed in open court".



"Projek IC" has also been blamed as the reason for Sabah's rapid population boom, a sore point with many locals and opposition political parties there.



Bersih said the wrongs committed to the people of Sabah must be corrected, beginning with making the RCI report public.



The electoral reform group wanted the government to revamp the Sabah electoral roll, including deregistering those who obtained identity cards unlawfully.



It also wanted Sabah exempted from the Election Commission's impending re-delineation exercise on electoral boundaries, and from any increase in the number of constituencies which would worsen electoral fraud.



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Berpantang Maut!!! Pandelela Terselamat Dalam Nahas Jalanraya

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Kuala Lumpur: Penerjun negara Pandelela Rinong terbabit dalam kemalangan di Jalan Mahameru arah Sentul berhampiran Bangunan Parlimen, awal pagi semalam.


Dalam kejadian pada 1 pagi itu, mangsa yang dalam perjalanan ke Pusat Sukan Bukit Jalil tidak mengalami sebarang kecederaan.



Pegawai Turus Siasatan dan Perundangan Trafik Kuala Lumpur Deputi Superintendan S Markandan berkata, kejadian berlaku apabila mangsa cuba mengelak sebuah kereta yang menukar arah laluan secara tiba-tiba.



Menurutnya, mangsa yang memandu kereta model Chevrolet hilang kawalan lalu merempuh pembahagi jalan.



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Why the special IGCSE privilege for MRSM students?

Sonia Ramachandran It is said that one of the main reasons for scrapping the teaching and learning of Science and Mathematics in English (PPSMI) policy was to win Malay grassroots support and also supposedly to ensure that rural Malays are not left behind other races due to the policy. Thus, the Education Ministry’s decision effectively […]



From: SaSa General FEED
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