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KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — The increasingly frequent imposition of conservative dress codes at government agencies here suggests that religious conservatism could supplant Malaysia’s secular administration and drive the country towards theocratic rule as seen in Iran and Saudi Arabia.

While media coverage of incidents at the Road Transport Department (RTD), the Selangor state secretariat and the Sg Buloh public hospital have elicited criticism of the agencies by the English-speaking audience, the reverse is true in Malay.

On social media, Malay-speaking users have instead targeted the women barred from entry over their attire, which include knee-length skirts, dresses and, in one instance, shorts.

“My view is that if these unhealthy developments are not checked by the government, our secular state and our secular Federal Constitution are at risk,” Datuk Noor Farida Ariffin told Malay Mail Online yesterday.

“If we don’t take action now to arrest this trend, we may end up like those two countries,” the former Sessions Court judge added, referring to the Islamic states of Iran and Saudi Arabia.

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Hari ini, saya bersama Lim Kit Siang dan Liew Chin Tong hadir majlis berbuka puasa di kediaman YB Dato’ Kamaruddin Jaafar, Ahli Parlimen PAS bagi Kawasan Tumpat.

Saya rasa gembira dan hairan dapat bertemu dengan begitu ramai kawan-kawan progresif PAS dari beberapa negeri yang luar dari Selangor, seperti Salahuddin Ayub, Suhaizan Kaiat, Aisyah, Mujahid, Dr Hatta Ramli dan lain.

Saya kata dengan mereka ini pertama kali saya lihat pemimpin progresif dalam PAS begitu bersatu padu. :-))

Saya juga gembira lihat pemimpin PKR seperti Saifuddin Nasution, Tian Chua, Johari Abdul, Shamsul Iskandar, Khalid Jaafar, Dr Syed Husin Ali juga turut hadir dalam majlis berbuka puasa ini.

Walaupun saya tidak ada masa untuk bercakap panjang dengan rakan-rakan daripada PAS berkenaan dengan rancangan mereka kerana mereka perlu bersembahyang dan perlu pergi ke program lain, tetapi saya amat teruja untuk melihat rakan-rakan daripada ketiga-tiga parti ini dapat bertemu bersama.

Walaupun keputusan Muktamar PAS untuk putus hubungan dengan DAP telah mematikan Pakatan Rakyat, tetapi malam ini nampaknya beri harapan kepada kelahiran Pakatan 2.0

 

Lim Heng Seng, peguam mewakili Jill Ireland, di luar Mahkamah Rayuan pagi ini selepas keputusannya mengarahkan Putrajaya memulangkan semula CD Kristian yang dirampas. – Gambar The Malaysian Insider oleh Nazir Sufari, 23 Jun, 2015.

Mahkamah Rayuan hari ini mengekalkan keputusan Mahkamah Tinggi dan mengarahkan Kementerian Dalam Negeri (KDN) memulangkan semula rampasan cakera padat (CD) yang mengandungi kalimah Allah milik seorang wanita Melanau dari Sarawak, Jill Ireland.

Bagaimanapun, mahkamah enggan membuat keputusan sama ada Ireland, seorang kerani, mempunyai hak menggunakan perkataan Arab itu merujuk kepada “Tuhan” dalam amalan keagamaannya.

Hakim Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat yang menyampaikan keputusan sebulat suara itu berkata, semua 8 CD berkenaan perlu dipulangkan kepada Ireland dalam tempoh sebulan bermula hari ini.

Katanya, rampasan bahan itu tidak dilakukan mengikut Seksyen 9 Akta Mesin Cetak dan Penerbitan 1984.

Hakim juga memerintahkan hak perlembagaan Ireland mengikut Artikel 8 dan 11 Perlembagaan Persekutuan diputuskan hakim lain di Mahkamah Tinggi.

Artikel 8 ialah berhubung kesaksamaan semua individu dalam undang-undang sementara Artikel 11 ialah kebebasan mengamalkan agama masing-masing.

Putrajaya merampas CD berkenaan daripada Ireland di Lapangan Terbang Tambang Murah (LCCT), Sepang pada 2008.

Wanita Sarawak itu berkata, CD itu dibawa masuk ke Malaysia untuk kegunaan peribadi.

Tengku Maimun bersama Hakim Datuk Abang Iskandar Abang Hashim dan Datuk Seri Zakaria Sam berkata panel menolak rayuan kerajaan kerana adalah di luar bidang kuasa Suzanah Muin sebagai kakitangan awam memberitahu Ireland yang KDN menyimpan CD itu.

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Sarawak DAP chief and Bandar Kuching MP Chong Chien Jen says it would be ridiculous to work with PKR while cutting ties with PAS, if PKR then continues to cooperate with the Islamist party. – The Malaysian Insider pic, June 21, 2015.

As far as the Sarawak DAP is concerned, the Pakatan Rakyat coalition in the state was dead months ago when the party decided to pull the plugs on all cooperation with their partners, PKR and PAS.

Before all the brouhaha that followed PAS’s motion to cut ties with DAP, the state DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen had on March 27 already announced the decision to quit the state-level pact over the insistence by the Islamist party on implementing hudud in Kelantan.

On Wednesday, he said state PKR leaders must accept that PR is dead not only in Sarawak but also nationally, as he sent feelers to have a new cooperation comprising only DAP and PKR.

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我相当欣赏“平平安安” 这套由香港、台湾、新加坡和马来西亚演员参与演出 本地华语电影。如果您要带孩子观赏有关亲情的电 ,您不妨考虑这部片子,同时也可支持本地创作 😀

This morning I was invited by a film production company to watch premiere of a local production Chinese movie “平平安安” at one of the theaters at Mid Valley. This is the first time I watched a movie in the morning.

The movie tells the story of a single parent’s kid who is looking for his father. The key actors in the film are from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia. I must say it is quite a nice and touching movie. Many of us shed tears at the ending part of the movie.

I was invited to give my comments after the showing of the movie in the theater, and I was interviewed by the film production company too. I told the interviewer and the audience that I am very impressed by this locally produced movie, and will encourage others to watch this movie too.

It is not easy for the locally produced Chinese movie to survive, so we are duty bound to support them because this is the only way to promote local talents in the entertainment field.

If you wish to take your kids for a movie, may be you can consider this movie which will be aired soon.

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KUALA LUMPUR: The DAP’s Lim Kit Siang, while urging party members to move on from the Pakatan Rakyat crisis, has accused PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang of having “single-handedly destroyed” the coalition with his actions over the past year.

He took issue with Hadi’s statement on Friday that Pakatan Rakyat was not dead, and that the DAP should understand the meaning of the pact between PAS, DAP and PKR.

Speaking in his constituency of Gelang Patah in Johor, Lim said Hadi had violated the Pakatan’s common policy framework and the coalition’s principle of decisions by consensus, which had been the Pakatan’s pillars without which there could be no Pakatan Rakyat.

He said the Pakatan Rakyat Leadership Council had not been able to function for the past year as a result of Hadi’s actions. Pakatan Rakyat had existed only in name. Hadi had either refused to attend the leadership meeting or vetoed decisions arrived at by consensus of leaders of the three parties who attended. He had also refused to honour undertakings he made at the Leadership Council, Lim said.

He urged party members to move on from the rift and keep faith with the hopes of Malaysians for change at the next general election.

Media Statement by Teresa Kok, DAP National Vice Chairperson and MP for Seputeh in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, June 19, 2015

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Yesterday, PAS’ newly-appointed election director Datuk Mustafa Ali said that Pakatan Rakyat (PR) is not dead but only “pengsan” (fainted).  This is another laughable remark by the PAS leaders on the meaning and consequences of PAS Muktamr motion to sever ties with DAP.

 

His remarks also prove that he has not accepted the reality that PAS has killed off PR  and that PR  no longer exists.

 

It is undeniable that the death of PR has caused disappointment to many supporters who have placed much hope on the coalition, but the fact is that PAS 61st Muktamar motion to sever ties with DAP has resulted in PR’s death.

 

Although some PAS leaders have been arguing that the Muktamar’s decision is not final, the fact is that the Muktamar is the highest decision making body of PAS and the clear cut motion was meant to sever ties with DAP immediately.

 

Mustafa and many PAS leaders are political veterans and there is no way that they did not understand the meaning and effect of the clear cut motion.

 

It is also most misleading and incorrect for Mustafa to say that DAP has chosen to leave PR.

 

DAP did not make any decision to sever ties with PAS or PKR. It was the repeated violation of PR Common Policy Framework and the consensus operational principle as well the PAS Muktamar decision  to sever ties with DAP that has killed off PR.

 

The question of DAP leaving PR does not therefore arise as PAS Muktamar motion has effectively killed caused PR and PR has therefore ceased to exist.

 

Mustaffa should not therefore attempt to shift the blame for PR’s demise on the DAP, especially when he is totally aware that for close to a year, PR has existed only in name but not in fact due to PAS president Hadi Awang’s violations of the Leadership Council ‘s decisions .

 

DAP is aware of the aspirations of many Malaysians wanting to see a political change in the country. But the sad and cruel reality is that the PAS 61 st PAS Muktamar motion to sever ties with DAP had killed PR.

 

The DAP will work with Parti KeADILan Rakyat and all other forces who aspire to see the end of UMNO/Barisan Nasional’s one-party rule to reshape and realign Malaysian politics with the aim of winning Putrajaya for the people.

 

Teresa Kok

 

(吉隆坡19日讯)行动党全国副主席郭素沁说,伊党 任竞选委员会主席拿督慕斯达法指民联没死,只是“ 晕倒”的说法是非常可笑及离谱的。

她说,无论伊党领袖事后如何解释或自圆其说,伊党 会通过的“跟行动党断交”议案,已致死民联政治 合,而民联已不复存在。
“其言论证明他不愿接受伊党已致死民联的事实。”

也是士布爹区国会议员的郭素沁指出,伊党大会与行 党断交的议案的内容及意思是非常清楚的。慕斯达 身为一位资深的政治领袖,没有理由不知道通过该议 案的后果,因为伊党大会是伊党的最高决策机构。

她表示,此外, 慕斯达法指行动党退出民联的说法,是不正确及有误 性的,他旨在将民联之死亡归罪于行动党。

“事实是,过去一年伊党主席哈迪阿旺一再违反民联 事会的决定,已使到民联“有名无实”,无法有效 作,而伊党大会的议案将民联致死于死地。”

“无可否认,虽然民联的终结使许多支持者大失所望 但是行动党将继续努力促成一个汇集百川及原则鲜 的联盟,俯顺人民渴求改变的愿望,打造一个民主公 正的马来西亚。”

郭素沁

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