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Saturday, April 18, 2015

BN poor management country finance hits UMMC

The Barisan Nasional federal government messing up Malaysia's governance and finance is now affecting UMMC (Universiti Malaya Medical Center, also called PPUM or Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya) with its annual budget cut by RM120 million from RM387 million to RM267 million.

This is expected to have much negative consequences to the care to patients by the teaching hospital as well as the quality of education to its medical students and housemen. Wonder which institution or service will be hit next.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

How the British scrapped their Sedition laws

Malaysia currently is actively debating the amendments to the Sedition Act which many will agree is draconian. And today, Malaysiakini has again published a free article so even non-subscribers can read. The article is How the British scrapped their Sedition laws

Extract: This was where it was first established that for the crime of sedition, truth was no defence and intention was irrelevant as was whether there was any actual harm done, which is still the cornerstone of the principles of sedition in modern day Malaysia 409 years later today.

The Sedition Act is worded so vaguely that almost anything can be termed seditous. The person accused of sedition may be stating the truth as you can see in the extract above. No harm may have been done, but that too is irrelevant.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Group of 93 says Hudud must be rationally discussed by all Malaysians

It is not often that Malaysiakini the subscription based online newspaper published its articles for all to read. So avail yourself this rare opportunity and surf over to Malaysiakini: Hudud must be debated rationally by all M'sians.

They issued a joint statement listing among many others
. Non-Muslims are involved if victim
. East Malaysians didn't sign up for syariah when they joined Malaysia
. All have rights to discuss Hudud
. Might is not right

This joint statement is endorsed by an impressive list of 93 organizations:

The joint statement is endorsed by the following organisations:

1. All Women's Action Society (AWAM)
2. Anak Muda Harapan Malaysia (AMHM)
3. Angkatan Warga Aman Malaysia (WargaAMAN)
4. Archdiocesan Human Development Commission (AHDC) Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
5. Baramkini (Sarawak)
6. Belia Saint Aloysius Limbanak, Sabah
7. Borneo's Plight in Malaysia Foundation (BoPiM)
8. Borneo Resources Institute Malaysia, Sarawak (BRIMAS) ,
9. Consumer Association And Protection Sabah (CAPS)
10. Cornerstone Resources Berhad, Sabah
11. Damn the Dams, Sarawak
13. Federation of Malaysian Indian Organisation (PRIMA)
14. Friends of Kota Damansara
15. Gerakan Anak Sarawak (GASAK)
16. Green Friends Sabah
17. Group of Concerned Citizens
18. Institute for Development of Alternative Living (IDEAL)
19. Islamic Renaissance Front (IRF)
20. Japan Graduates Association, Malaysia (JAGAM)
21. Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia (JOAS)
22. Jaringan Tanah Hak Adat Bangsa Asal Sarawak (TAHABAS)
23. Jawatankuasa Bertindak Kuala Lumpur Tak Nak Insinerator
25. Johor persahabatan Semparuthi
26. Kill The Bill
27. Komiti Belia Perlaksana Child of Jesus, Sabah
28. Komiti Belia Perlaksana Minintod, Sabah
29. Kumpulan Aktivis Mahasiswa Independen (KAMI)
30. Land, Empowerment, Animal, People (LEAP), Sabah
31. LLG Cultural Development Centre
32. Lingkarn Islam Traditional (LIT)
33. Maljis Perundingan Malaysian Agama Buddha, Kristian, Hindu, Sikh dan Tao (MCCBCHST)
34. Malaysia Christian Youth Association (MCYA)
35. Malaysia Trade Union Congress (MTUC), Sabah Division,
36. Malaysian Indians Progressive Association (MIPAS)
37. Malaysian Indians Transformation Action Team (MITRA)
38. Malaysian Students for Liverty
39. Malaysian Youth Care Association (PRIHATIN)
40. Monitoring Sustainable Globalisation (MSN)
41. National Indian Rights Action Team (NIAT)
42. Negeri Sembilan Chinese Assembly Hall (NSCAH)
43. Northern Green Youths, Sarawak
44. Oriental Hearts and Mind Study Institute (OHMSI)
45. Sabah Partners in Community Organising (Pacos Trust)
46. Peoples Green Coalition, Sarawak
47. People Welfare and Rights Organisation (POWER)
48. Penang Chinese Town Hall (PCTH)
49. Perak Women for Women Society (PWW)
50. Persatuan Alumni PBTUSM Kuala Lumpur dan Selangor
51. Persatuan Bekas Siswazah Univesiti dan Kolej di China, Malaysia (LiuHua)
52. Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER)
53. Persatuan Komuniti Prihatin Selangor Dan Kuala Lumpur (PRIHATIN)
54. Persatuan Masyarakat Selangor dan Wilayah Persekutuan (PERMAS)
55. Persatuan Promosi Hak Asasi Manusia (PROHAM)
56. Persatuan Rapat Malaysia (RAPAT)
57. Persatuan Sahabat Wanita, Selangor (PSWS)
58. Projek Dialog (PD)
59. Pusat Komunikasi Masyarakt (KOMAS)
60. Pusat Sumber Adat dan Mediasi Kaum Anak Negeri Sabah (PUSAKA)
61. Rise. Of. Sarawak. Efforts (ROSE)
62. Sabah Banking Employees' Union (SBEU)
63. Sabah Environmental Protection Association (SEPA)
64. Sabah Women’s Action Resource Group (SAWO)
65. Saccess Sarawak
66. Sahabat Rakyat
67. SALT Movement SALT
68. Sarawak Dayak Indigenous Association (SADIA)
69. Sarawak Women for Women Society (SWWS)
70. SAVE Rivers
71. Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia (SABM)
72. Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia in Australia
73. Selangor and Kuala Lumpur Hokkien Association Youth Section
74. Sembang-Sembang Forum, Sarawak
75. Sisters in Islam (SIS)
76. Solidarity for Civil Rights in China (SCRC)
77. Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM)
78. St. Marcellinus Church, Minintod, Sabah
79. St. Theresa Child of Jesus Church, Sabah
80. Tamil Foundation (TF)
81. Tamilar Action Force (TAF)
82. Tenaganita Women’s Force
83. Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy
84. The Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall
85. Tim Pelayanan Belia Paroki Penampang, Sabah (TPBP)
86. Tindak Malaysia
87. United Chinese School Alumni Associations of Malaysia (UCSAAM)
88. We Are Malaysians
89. We Are One Race- Human Race-
90. Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO)
91. Women’s Centre for Change (WCC) Penang
92. Women Development Organisation of Malaysia
93. Writer Alliance for Media Independence (WAMI)

Monday, April 6, 2015

Selangor to boost public transport: MB Azmin

We had misgivings regarding Azmin Ali as Selangor Mentri Besar (Chief Minister) before but it looks like our misgivings are unfounded for Azmin is proving to be quite a competent Mentri Besar. We have The Malay Mail Online reporting that Azmin will expand Selangor's public transport rather than build more highways. This is exactly what the thinking public wants rather than more tolled highways like what the Federal Government had been doing and is proposing to build even more tolled highways.

Good for you Azmin.

Utusan Malaysia sued, apology for the upteen times?

Utusan Malaysia had been sued and had apologize many times for false reporting and today it had been reported that Utusan Malaysia again had to apologize to lawyer Dahlan for 'untrue' report.

Really, is Utusan Malaysia worthy to be called a real newspaper when it had been found to be a repeat offender for publishing "false" news?

Aidana Baizieva, Semanyih helicopter crash, missing link

Since the unfortunate helicopter crash at Semenyih that resulted in the untimely death of the late Rompin MP Jamaluddin Jarjis and 5 others, many had been wondering who the late Aidana Baizieva was.

Till now that is. The late Aidan Baizieva was a Kazakhstan citizen as confirmed by Kyrgyzstan embassy and her remains were claimed by mystery woman who arrived at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital mortuary with a Toyota Vios with a man believed to be a representative from the Kazakhstan embassy (source: The Malaysian Insider).

As the helicopter were carrying 6 passengers and pilot from Najib's daughter and son-in-law reception in Pekan, could Aidana Baizieva be also related to Najib's new son-in-law Daniyar Nazarbayev? (source: Free Malaysia Today: Najib’s future son-in-law a ‘conman’?).

Update 4.15pm 6 April 2015: The Malaysian Insider says identity of last victim Aidana Baizieva yet to be confirmed.

Update 2, 7.50pm 6 April 2015: Malaysiakini reported Aidana Baizieva to be a staff of the helicopter company, Cempaka Aviation Sdn. Bhd. on behalf of IGB Corporation.