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(By Debra Chong, The Malaysian Insider)  The Federal Court’s ruling last week overturning a decision made by an elected state assembly speaker crossed the boundaries separating the powers between the judiciary and legislature and has churned up a new challenger. Suspended Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo plans to sue Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia for his ruling last month barring him from taking part in Parliament. Fondly known as the “Little Lion of Puchong,” Gobind is set to file his suit at the High Court here at 11am tomorrow, his father and DAP chairman Karpal Singh told reporters here today. Karpal appeared to relish the chance to challenge the Speaker’s decisions. The Bukit Gelugor MP has often found himself on the receiving end of Pandikar Amin’s unwanted attention. “He’s got a precedent. They started it,” noted Karpal. Gobind was suspended for one year from March 16 without an MP’s allowances and benefits after an outburst inside Parliament involving Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. The fiery first-term lawmaker had allegedly linked Najib to a highly sensationalised murder case involving a Mongolian model, Altantuya Shaariibuu, whose remains were found in a jungle clearing in nearby Shah Alam three years ago.

This is what will happen when one tries to please his master, even if goes against the Constitution of Malaysia which is the supreme law of the land. I am referring to the controversial decision by Malaysia’s federal court that declared that the Speaker of the Perak state assembly, V Sivakumar, had no right to suspend 7 BN lawmakes from attending legislative sittings.

Article 72 (1) of the Federal Constitution which states:

72. (1) The validity of any proceedings in the Legislative Assembly of any State shall not be questioned in any court.

Can any learned human being interpret the meaning of the above article? I mean in simple English. Or do we really need a genius to understand such a simple sentence?

A simple anakdesa understanding of the above sentence is that the decision and validity of any proceedings in any legislative Assembly in any state in Malaysia is beyond the reach of the courts.

Now Suspended Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo plans to sue Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia for his ruling last month barring him from taking part in Parliament using the controversy interpretation of the above article.

The BIG question now is – Will there be 2 kinds of interpretation of the above law? A selective justice? One for the master and one for the slave? 

What goes around will come around! 

 

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KUALA LUMPUR: The words “disabled, Astro” and “aid” cannot occur in the same sentence, as far as the Welfare Department is concerned.

The department bars the disabled from getting welfare aid if they have Astro or a television set at home.

The rule applies even if one lives in someone else’s house, temporarily or otherwise.

S. Karupanan, 73, found this out the hard way three months ago when the department cut the RM200 aid to him as he was temporarily staying in a house which “had Astro service”.

The department had paid for surgery on one knee and promised to underwrite the cost of the operation on the other knee.

But while awaiting the second surgery, he moved into his daughter’s house and his troubles began.

Welfare officers who came to visit him saw red when they chanced upon the Astro connection and immediately withdrew the aid. (Read more)

This is Malaysia, the caring society we were known of by outsiders? Each time whenever there are disasters around the world like the Dafur, Gaza, tsunami etc. we Malaysian are so caring that millions of ringgit were collected to be donated to the effected countries.
However, the ugly sides of especially some of the government departments are so unbelievable. We seem wanting to please and trying to show off that we are a caring society to the world but look what is happening to our own Welfare Department! Got TV/astro – no aid policy!

Is this what we called ‘welfare department’? Making sure that once a person is disable, he or she should stay disable forever in every nature. They make sure that these people should not see any form of entertainment through the television! Not even if the astro or television belongs to any people. WHAT A CRAP!

I can imagine an invalid person sitting on a wheel chair or in bed the whole day while their spouse goes out to earn extra income. He or she is not allowed to watch television for entertainment but must sit there to entertain their disability.

Never know that our minister in charge of welfare department is so insensitive! Or may I humbly say STUPID! That goes to all the directors of welfare department. They should know that these people are already inconvenienced by their disability yet the department curb their only link to the outside world.

I wouldn’t be surprise when next time they were asked if they take rice for their meals. If yes – aid stopped. Should be eating only tapioca! Rice is only for those not getting aid from the Welfare Department!

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HIS epitaph should read: Tan Sri Syed Kechik Syed Mohamad — master political strategist, brilliant lawyer and businessman extraordinaire.

That more or less describes the Kedah-born business figure who assumed national prominence between 1967 and 1976, when he pulled no punches in helping then Sabah chief minister Tun Mustapha Datu Harun rein in the opposition and buttress his position as the most powerful man in the state.

For nine years, he ran Sabah for Mustapha, who wanted a man he could trust at his side, coaxing and cajoling political opponents besides strengthening the political and economic position of the charismatic Sabah strongman. ( Read more )

 

Anakdesa says no Sabahans cares whether this man dies or lives. Wonder if he brought all the riches that he stole from Sabah to he** with him. No Sabahans especially the poor folks had any fond memories of him except bad memories. He raped and robbed millions from Sabah and only left after making himself a multi-millionaire. Is it worth shedding tears for people that robbed your ‘house’? 

My tears worth more for the dying dogs!

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KLANG: Too much time, energy and money have been spent on by-elections that were not really necessary, Datuk Seri Najib Razak said yesterday.

The prime minister said a by-election should only be held when the elected representative died.

He said this when asked to comment on the resignation of Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin as Penanti state assemblyman in Penang on Thursday. This means another by-election is on the cards. (Read more)

Anakdesa says, previously we rakyat are asked and encouraged to spend more so as to stimulate the economy. Now they are talking about ‘waste of fund’. Isn’t this confusing? How can you say that having a by-election is a waste of fund when in fact it is part of spending? A simple understanding of a simple anakdesa like me, a by-election is not actually a totally waste of fund but something good for the rakyat. Imagine all the ‘instant noodles’ projects that will be implemented by the both the state and federal government. Will these not benefit the rakyat indirectly? The businesses the printers, hawkers, ‘gerai-gerai’, hotels, etc. will get from all those rich politicians. Let lah these rich politicians share their wealth with the poor rakyat once in a while. After all, it is them that will get all the ‘instant noodles’ projects anyway. Government and party workers including those jobless will also benefit from these by-elections. They will earn extra income through overtime, daily wage and commission. In return they will spend and in a small way helps to stimulate the country’s economy. The government will be spending funds of course but the funds are for the benefit the rakyat. To me these are NOT wastage. It will only be wastage if banners, printings and buntings are sourced from outside the country where our currency is drained out of the country. Money spent outside the countries such as the visit to Hong Kong by so many MPs to learn about agriculture and the visit to Disneyland by a former MB with his family which is borne by the rakyat. These are what a simple anakdesa say a WASTE of fund! Funds are drained out of the country for the pleasure of a few people who called themselves leaders!

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While I was driving to day, I heard our newly appointed PM Datuk Seri Najib announcing the uplifting of two banned newpapers and the released of 13 Hindrafsupporters. I started to wonder whether the action to ‘uplift and release’ got something to do with the 3 by-elections? Is the newly appointed PM trying to tell the Minister of Internal affairs, Datuk Syed Hamid Albar’s action was wrong and not a good decision?

I just hope that the action taken to ‘uplift and release’ is notjust a ploy to gain votes for the 3 by-elections. This not about Datuk Seri Najib being elected as prime minister or the president of UMNO but more on the attitude of the UMNO members who have became very arrogant and corrupted. Many so-called leaders in UMNO don’t admit  their mistake and they are beyond criticism. Just like the case of the wrongly detained reporter and MP Teresa Kok. Just like how the minister in charged reacted!

For a simple Anakdesa like me, it is just too early to write off Datuk Seri Najib as the 6th Prime Minister. The above ‘uplifting and release’ is just not my kind of measuring tape. Give him time to prove to the people that he is just not one of the arrogant and corrupted UMNO member. And that what he swear in the name of his Creator is true.

Meanwhile, may I humbly congratulate him on his appointment as the 6th Prime Minister of Malaysia

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