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For the sake of the Veveonahs of Sabah, Sarawak and Malaysia to ensure that the government is serious about closing the digital divide in Malaysia, Zahidi must be referred to the Senate Committee of Privileges to determine how he could be so ignorant and incompetent as to call Veveonah a liar

For the sake of the Veveonahs of Sabah, Sarawak and Malaysia to ensure that the government is serious about closing the digital divide in Malaysia, the Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Zahidi Zainul Abidin must be referred to the Senate Committee of Privileges to determine how he could be so ignorant and incompetent as to call Veveonah Mosibin of Pitas a liar in the Senate for her YouTube of her spending a night on a treetop to get Internet connection for her examination.

Zahidi’s excuse that he had received “inaccurate information” to tell such a lie in the Senate is a most lame one.

The Senate Committee of Privileges should establish whether Zahidi was telling the truth in claiming that he had received “inaccurate information” or this is Zahidi’s second lie.
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Tengku Zafrul has delivered a major blow to the Golden Jubiliee celebrations of Rukun Negara as he has become the latest recruit of the Malu Apa campaign

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Congrats to the Finance Minister, Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz, who delivered a major blow to the Golden Jubilee celebrations of Rukun Negara as he has become the latest recruit of the Malu Apa campaign.

Parliament has been reduced to a political market-place where the cheapest intrigues are played out, as on Monday, when Zafrul in response to the MP for Pontian Ahmad Maslan said that 101 projects worth RM6.61 billion had been approved through direct negotiations under the former Pakatan Harapan administration.

Barisan Nasional MPs jumped into the parliamentary fray suggesting that this was proof of impropriety and corruption – and as one government MP said: “Bagan talked about being clean, that DAP is clean. But how clean are you when you have direct negotiations?”

Former Finance Minister and DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan, Lim Guan Eng has challenged Tengku Zafrul to reveal details of the 101 government projects worth RM6.61 billion allegedly awarded by the Pakatan Harapan administration without open tender. Read the rest of this entry »

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Will the Prime Minister or Health Minister ensure the setting up of a Parliamentary Select Committee on Covid 19 for MPs at the current parliamentary meeting to monitor the public health, economic and nation-building crisis of Covid 19?

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Around Malaysia time 7am this morning, the cumulative global total of Covid 19 infections passed the 20 million mark.

When the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Covid-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020, there were more than 118,000 Covid-19 cases in 114 countries, and 4,291 people have lost their lives.

Five months after WHO had declared Covid-19 as a pandemic, there are now 24 countries which have more than 118,000 cases with the United States, Brazil and India being the three countries in the lead with over 5 million, three million and two million cases respectively, embracing over 220 countries, while the total global fatality of Covid 19 is nearing three-quarter of a million or over 170 times the global fatality five months ago.

Recently, WHO warned that the coronavirus pandemic is likely to be “lengthy” after its emergency committee met to evaluate the crisis six months after sounding the international alarm and it warned of the risk of “response fatigue” given the socio-economic pressures on countries.

A top priority for Malaysia as for all countries in facing the “once-in-a-century” health crisis is to ensure that the population must learn to live with the virus in overcoming the public health, economic and nation-building crisis.
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Is Muhyiddin afraid that the Penjana economic stimulus package in the war against Covid-19 would be rejected by Parliament if it was presented to Parliament for approval?

The question uppermost in most minds is why the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyddin Yassin, had not presented the Penjana economic stimulus package in the war against Covid-19 to Parliament for approval?

Is he afraid that the Penjana economic stimulus package would be rejected by Parliament if it is presented to Parliament for approval?

Muhyiddin has again made infamous parliamentary history in the lockdown of Parliament instead of presenting the Penjana economic stimulus package to Parliament for oversight, scrutiny, debate and approval. Read the rest of this entry »

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Muhyiddin’s first task on his return to work after two-week quarantine should be to convene a specialised Parliamentary meeting in June focussed on Covid-19 outbreak

Perkara pertama yang perlu dilakukan Muhyiddin apabila kembali bertugas selepas menjalani kuarantin selama dua minggu adalah untuk memanggil satu persidangan khas Parlimen untuk membahaskan isu-isu berkaitan Covid-19

Perkara pertama yang perlu dilakukan oleh Perdana Menteri Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin apabila beliau kembali bertugas selepas menjalani kuarantin selama dua minggu adalah untuk mengadakan satu persidangan khas Parlimen yang berfokuskan kepada isu-isu berkaitan penularan wabak Covid-19.

Malaysia tidak boleh dicatatkan dalam sejarah sebagai satu-satunya negara yang gagal menyatu-padukan tenaga dan suara rakyat dalam menghadapi wabak Covid-19 kerana kegagalan kerajaan pintu belakang untuk mencari legitimasi sehinggakan Parlimen terpaksa disekat dan Ahli Parlimen dihalang daripada menjalankan tanggungjawab mereka untuk menyemak imbang dan meneliti tindakan kerajaan semasa negara dilanda Covid-19.

Sedangkan di negara yang teruk terjejas dengan Covid-19 seperti Sepanyol, United Kingdom, Itali, Jerman, dan Perancis (yang masing-masing berada di kedudukan ke 4, 5, 8 dan 12 dari jumlah terkumpul kes positif tertinggi) sekalipun, Parlimen mereka masih berfungsi dan menjalankan tugas mereka, begitu juga dengan Parlimen di Thailand, Singapura, Indonesia, dan Filipina.
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Malaysia must learn the lessons of the best practices in the world in the invisible war against Covid-19 and not be the only country which cannot unite the energies of the people to face the Covid-19 pandemic because of inability to legitimise a backdoor government

Malaysia harus mempelajari amalan terbaik daripada seluruh dunia dalam melawan wabak Covid-19 dan kita tidak boleh menjadi satu-satunya negara yang gagal bersatu-padu dalam melawan wabak ini akibat kegagalan kerajaan pintu belakang mencari legitimasi

Selepas lebih daripada lima minggu, wabak koronavirus ini tidak menunjukkan sebarang petanda untuk surut.

Dalam minggu yang lepas, satu rekod dunia baharu telah dicatatkan, di mana wabak Covid-19 ini merekodkan peningkatan harian yang melebihi 100,000 kes sehari, seperti berikut:

27 Mei – 106,475 kes

28 Mei – 116,304 kes

29 Mei – 125,473 kes

30 Mei – 124,102 kes

31 Mei – 108,767 kes

1 Jun – 103,946 kes

2 Jun – 109,901 kes

Jumlah – 794,968 kes

Dengan kadar peningkatan sebegini, jumlah keseluruhan kes Covid-19 di seluruh dunia bakal meningkat sebanyak sejuta kes dalam tempoh sembilan hari, sedangkan wabak ini pada mulanya mengambil masa 13 minggu untuk mencapai angka sejuta pertamanya. Read the rest of this entry »

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Public trust and confidence in Malaysia shattered by a government which is the worst offender of “politicking ” although it is camouflaged as “doing national good”

Keyakinan dan kepercayaan awam tercalar oleh kerajaan yang kuat “berpolitik” sambil menyembunyikan perbuatan tersebut konon-kononnya demi “kepentingan negara”

Semalam, Parlimen Thailand telah meluluskan pakej sokongan ekonomi bernilai RM252 bilion untuk mengurangkan impak wabak Covid-19 kepada negara tersebut, termasuklah bantuan untuk para petani dan pekerja sektor tidak formal seperti penjaja jalanan dan mereka yang bekerja di rumah urut dan bar yang kini tidak dapat menjalankan perniagaan.

Seminggu lepas pula, Parlimen Singapura telah meluluskan belanjawan tambahan yang bernilai SGD33 bilion. Ini merupakan inisiatif khas untuk membantu para pekerja dan perniagaan yang berhadapan dengan kesan wabak Covid-19.

Belanjawan yang diperkenalkan sebagai Belanjawan Ketabahan (Fortitude Budget) ini adalah belanjawan keempat negara tersebut dalam tempoh empat bulan sejak pengumuman Belanjawan Perpaduan, Ketahanan, dan Solidariti sebelum ini, yang secara keseluruhannya berjumlah lebih daripada SGD100 bilion ataupun hampir 20 peratus KDNK Singapura — sebagai usaha membantu rakyat negara pulau tersebut dalam menghadapi wabak Covid-19. Read the rest of this entry »

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Muhyiddin, who has been politicking from Day One as “backdoor” Prime Minister to lockdown Parliament and cripple parliamentary oversight and scrutiny, should explain whether the postponement of the 12th Malaysia Plan is a prelude to the cancellation of the July/August meeting of Parliament

It is now clear that the “backdoor” Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has been politicking from Day One to lockdown Parliament and cripple parliamentary oversight and scrutiny.

The nullification of the Bersatu membership of Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, Mukhriz Mahathir, Maszlee Malik, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman and Amiruddin Hamzah and the postponement of the 12th Malaysia Plan are the latest politicking of the backdoor government, which give the lie to Muhyiddin’s claim last month that since becoming Prime Minister on March 1, he had not thought about politics as the people were “sick” of it.

Let Muhyiddin explain whether the postponement of the 12th Malaysia Plan is a prelude to the cancellation of the July/August meeting of Parliament.
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“Removal” of Mahathir, Mukhriz, Maszlee, Syed Saddiq and Amiruddin as members of Bersatu the most blatant display of “politicking” by Muhyiddin during the Covid-19 outbreak, giving the lie to his claim that since becoming Prime Minister, he had not thought about politics as the people are sick of it

“Pemecatan” Mahathir, Mukhriz, Maszlee, Syad Saddiq, dan Amiruddin sebagai ahli Bersatu adalah bukti terjelas permainan politik Muhyiddin ketika negara sedang dilanda wabak Covid-19, membongkarkan penipuan yang kononnya beliau tidak bermain politik kerana rakyat telah muak

Cubaan “membuang” Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Mukhriz Mahathir, Maszlee Malik, Syed Saddiq, dan Amiruddin Hamzah daripada Parti Bersatu adalah bukti paling jelas permainan politik Perdana Menteri Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin yang telah mengatakan pada bulan lepas yang beliau tidak pernah terfikir untuk berpolitik sejak mengangkat sumpah sebagai Perdana Menteri pada 1 Mac kerana “rakyat sudah muak” dengan politik.

Malah, kejadian ini menimbulkan persoalan mengenai mengapa Parlimen Malaysia masih disekat, dengan ahli-ahli parlimen dihalang daripada menjalankan tugas dan tanggungjawab mereka untuk menyemak imbang dan meneliti tindakan kerajaan sepanjang wabak Covid-19, sedangkan di negara lain yang kini berhadapan dengan beratus ribu kes Covid-19 Parlimen mereka masih lagi berfungsi.

Parlimen Singapura misalnya, bersidang seperti biasa, sebelum dan selepas persidangan sehari Parlimen Malaysia pada 18 Mei, sedangkan di Malaysia, sebarang hal-ehwal Parlimen dihalang pada hari tersebut. Read the rest of this entry »

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Global increase of Covid-19 confirmed cases exceed 100,000 cases yesterday and likely to reach 6 million cases by May 30

Kadar peningkatan harian kes Covid-19 di peringkat dunia semalam telah melepasi paras 100,000 kes sehari dan seluruh dunia dijangkakan mencecah 6 juta kes menjelang 30 Mei

Peningkatan harian kes Covid-19 yang disahkan semalam telah melepasi paras 100,000 kes sehari. Kini sejumlah 5,784,603 kes telah dicatatkan di seluruh dunia, peningkatan sebanyak 106,575 kes berbanding dengan hari sebelumnya.

Sementara negara kita menghelakan nafas lega dengan penurunan semula peningkatan harian ke dalam julat dua angka selepas mencatatkan peningkatan tiga angka untuk dua hari berturut-turut, wabak ini terus merebak ke seluruh dunia dengan peningkatan korban yang kian meningkat — dengan 213 negara dan jajahan yang telah terkesan, dan 187 negara yang telah melaporkan kematian.

Wabak ini mengambil masa selama 13 minggu untuk mencapai sejuta pertamanya; 12 hari untuk mencapai sejuta kedua, ketiga, dan keempat; dan kemungkinan besar hanya 10 hari untuk mencapai sejuta kelimanya dengan kadar kenaikan sedia ada. Kita mungkin bakal melihat kes keenam juta menjelang 30 Mei. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is Parliament going to be fully locked down until the Budget 2021 session in September, with all parliamentary committees completely paralysed?

There is need for clarity from Perikatan Nasional Government, whether Parliament is going to be fully locked down until the Budget 2021 session in September, with all parliamentary committees completely paralysed?

Although the earlier Parliament calendar states that the next parliamentary meeting will be in July for 25 days from July 13 to August 25, Members of Parliament are uncertain whether this calendar will be strictly adhered to as there had been four variations to the Parliamentary calender for this year alone.

Furthermore, will all parliamentary select committees be frozen and paralysed for nine months of this year?
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At least, PN leaders are capable of a world-class joke – one day to promise a world-class governance and the next day to destroy the basis for world-class governance by outlawing parliamentary oversight and scrutiny

Sekurang-kurangnya, kelihatan seakan-akan pimpinan PN mampu untuk membuat lawak berkelas dunia — menjanjikan pentadbiran berkelas dunia dalam satu hari dan keesokan harinya pula menghancurkan asas pentadbiran berkelas dunia dengan menghalang penelitian dan semak imbang Parlimen

Sekurang-kurangnya, kelihatan seakan-akan pimpinan PN mampu untuk membuat lawak berkelas dunia — menjanjikan pentadbiran berkelas dunia dalam satu hari dan keesokan harinya pula menghancurkan asas pentadbiran berkelas dunia dengan menghalang penelitian dan semak imbang Parlimen

Persidangan sehari Parlimen hari ini merupakan satu titik yang paling hitam buat Parlimen Malaysia sepanjang 63 tahun penubuhannya.

Hari ini menunjukkan satu Kabinet yang tidak menjunjung Perlembagaan Persekutuan dan prinsip-prinsip utamanya; doktrin pemisahan kuasa di antara cabang eksekutif, Parlimen, dan kehakiman, dan prinsip kedaulatan undang-undang. Read the rest of this entry »

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World offers a variety of lessons in Covid-19 pandemic – let us in Malaysia learn the best lessons instead of practising the worst ones in containing the coronavirus and restarting the economic engine badly devastated by the pandemic

The world offers a variety of lessons in the Covid-19 pandemic – let us in Malaysia learn the best lessons instead of practising the worst ones in containing the coronavirus and restarting the economic engine badly devastated by the pandemic.

Today is full two months since the imposition of movement of control (MCO) on March 18, 2020.

The global picture of the Covid-19 pandemic has undergone a sea-change in the past two months. It reached 178 countries and territories with 70 of them having reported fatalities, but today, the disease has reached 222 countries and territories, 183 of which have reported fatalities. Read the rest of this entry »

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Riduan should be immediately reinstated as Dewan Rakyat secretary as his humiliating and drastic demotion is an unconstitutional punishment violating Article 65(2) of Malaysian Constitution

Riduan perlu segera dikembalikan sebagai Setiausaha Dewan Rakyat memandangkan penurunan jawatan beliau yang drastik dan memalukan itu adalah satu hukuman yang bertentangan dengan Perkara 65(2) Perlembagaan Persekutuan

Riduan Rahmat telah mencatatkan sejarah pelantikan terpendek sebagai Setiausaha Dewan Rakyat ke 13, beliau dilantik pada 22 Februari 2020 — tidak sampai tiga bulan!

Perkara ini adalah satu pengakhiran yang keji terhadap kerjaya Parlimen selama 31 tahun Riduan, beliau telah menyertai perkhidmatan awam pada 31 Januari 1989 sebagai seorang pegawai pentadbiran dan mula berkhidmat sebagai Setiausaha Dewan Negara sejak 8 September 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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It is not Covid-19 pandemic but Muhyiddin’s panic at Mahathir’s motion of no confidence that is responsible for the unparliamentary truncation of Parliamentary proceedings on May 18

Bukanlah Covid-19 yang menjadi punca pemendekkan sidang Parlimen, punca sebenarnya adalah ketakutan Muhyiddin terhadap usul undi tidak percaya yang dicadangkan oleh Mahathir

Perkara yang bertanggungjawab memendekkan sidang Parlimen pada 18 Mei ini bukanlah Covid-19, tetapi yang ditakuti oleh Perdana Menteri Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin adalah usul tidak percaya kepada beliau yang dicadangkan oleh Tun Dr Mahathir.

Tun Dr Mahathir menyatakan yang beliau mencadangkan usul tersebut untuk memastikan sama ada Muhyiddin benar-benar mempunyai sokongan majoriti di Dewan Rakyat seperti yang dikatakan beliau semasa beliau mengangkat sumpah sebagai Perdana Menteri pada 1 Mac 2020. Tetapi, jelas dapat dilihat daripada tindak-tanduk kerisauan Muhyiddin yang beliau kini masih tidak mempunyai majoriti yang dikatakan.

Pemendekkan sidang Dewan Rakyat pada 18 Mei kepada hanya mengadakan istiadat pembukaan Parlimen dengan penyampaian Titah Diraja sahaja ini bertentangan dengan peraturan mesyuarat. Read the rest of this entry »

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Lift the restrictions on media coverage of Parliament on May 18

Tarik balik sekatan media untuk persidangan Parlimen pada 18 Mei

Kerajaan harus menarik balik sekatan media untuk persidangan Parlimen pada 18 Mei.

Persidangan Parlimen selama sehari yang tidak masuk akal sudah cukup buruk, ia merupakan cubaan untuk mengekang kuasa Parlimen untuk meneliti dan menyemak imbang tindakan kerajaan daripada berlakunya penyalah-gunaan kuasa, rasuah berleluasa, pengembalian kleptokrasi dan pencabulan hak asasi manusia.

Kini sekatan liputan media pula menambah “garam kepada luka” ini, yang akan menjadi permulaan cubaan untuk menyekat kebebasan media dan perhubungan di dalam negara. Read the rest of this entry »

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With our MSC background, Malaysian Parliament should be one of the first Parliaments in the world to have virtual parliamentary meetings except that the PN government wants to exploit the Covid-19 Pandemic to lockdown parliamentary oversight and scrutiny!

Berdasarkan latar belakang KRM kita, Parlimen Malaysia seharusnya menjadi Parlimen pertama di dunia yang mengadakan persidangan Parlimen secara maya. Namun sebaliknya, kerajaan PN cuba menggunakan wabak Covid-19 untuk menghalang Parlimen daripada menjalankan peranannya sebagai peneliti dan menyemak imbang

Berdasarkan latar belakang Koridor Raya Multimedia (KRM) kita, Parlimen Malaysia seharusnya menjadi Parlimen pertama di dunia yang mengadakan persidangan Parlimen secara maya. Sebaliknya, kerajaan PN cuba menggunakan wabak Covid-19 ini untuk menghalang Parlimen daripada menjalankan peranannya untuk meneliti dan menyemak imbang tindakan kerajaan.

Malah, satu tinjauan terhadap Parlimen di seluruh dunia menunjukkan bahawa Malaysia adalah satu-satunya negara di mana Parlimennya dihalang daripada menjalankan tanggungjawab. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is Parliament putting the clock back on parliamentary reforms by dissolving the present 10 Parliamentary Select Committees and replacing them with one master Parliamentary Select Committee?

Adakah Parlimen akan kembali ke masa lampau dengan membubarkan 10 Jawatankuasa Pilihan Khas sedia ada dan menggantikannya dengan satu sahaja Jawatankuasa Pilihan Khas?

Menteri Hal Ehwal Parlimen, Takiyuddin Hassan harus menjelaskan sama ada kerajaan Perikatan Nasional bercadang untuk menghumban Parlimen kembali ke masa lampau dengan membubarkan sepuluh Jawatankuasa Pilihan Khas Parlimen dan menggantikannya dengan satu Jawatankuasa Pilihan Khas yang mempunyai bidang kuasa ke atas semua perkara.

Malaysiakini melaporkan hari ini bahawa Takiyuddin berkata di dalam satu sidang akhbar yang hanya urusan kerajaan sahaja akan diutamakan dalam persidangan Parlimen sehari pada 18 Mei ini dan urusan kerajaan ini termasuklah pelantikan satu jawatankuasa pilihan khas untuk menggantikan jawatankuasa-jawatankuasa sedia ada. Read the rest of this entry »

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National priorities in the Covid-19 Pandemic must ensure that there is no carte blanche for rampant corruption, revival of kleptocracy, violation of human rights and the death of democracy

Tomorrow, the Covid-19 pandemic would register four million confirmed cases with a global toll over 275,000 deaths.

In the next two years until an effective vaccine is developed and widely available, we must learn to live with the coronavirus with new norms, with social distancing and personal hygiene as the main features.

We must be clear that our national priorities in the Covid-19 pandemic must ensure that there is no carte blanche for rampant corruption, revival of kleptocracy, violation of human rights and the death of democracy. Read the rest of this entry »

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A lockdown on oversight and scrutiny roles of Parliament over government actions until the end of the Covid-19 pandemic will mean the death of democracy in Malaysia

Senior Minister Azmin Ali probably thinks he is being clever in tweeting about “political distancing” at a time when country “needs rebuilding”, but his tweet actually betrays him as belonging to Ministers who want a lockdown of Parliamentary oversight and scrutiny of government actions during the Covid-19 pandemic.

These are Ministers who want to use the Covid-19 pandemic as a blank cheque to be able to abuse their powers without any restraint and free from any parliamentary oversight and scrutiny.

Unfortunately, Malaysians cannot see anyone in the Cabinet today who could qualify to be Plato’s philosopher-kings, who possess both a love of wisdom as well as intelligence, reliability and a willingness to live a simple life and whose soul are made of gold.

This is why corruption and abuses of power are beginning to rear their ugly heads before the end of the first hundreds days of the Perikatan Nasional government. Read the rest of this entry »

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