Thursday, December 01, 2016

Adakah Azmin Ali berikan gambar palsu mengenai perisytiharan harta MB dan Exco Selangor? MB sendiri nampaknya tak dedah?

Azmin dilapurkan hari ini menyatakan bahawa semua ahli Exco kerajaan Negeri Selangor telah 'declared their assets' - dan juga telah dilapurkan bahawa maklumat 'perisitharan harta' ini boleh dilihat di laman web rasmi Kerajaan Selangor. [http://www.selangor.gov.my/index.php/pages/view/90?mid=648]

"At the state government's level, it is not just the executives who have declared their assets, but all parties have signed an integrity pact with the MACC."That shows our serious commitment to ensure a clean, accountable and transparent government," he told a press conference in Shah Alam.Responding to PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli’s proposal concerning asset declaration, Azmin said the state government’s policy had gone beyond this....It was reported that asset declarations of Selangor state executive council (exco) members have been made public on the state government’s official website since 2009, a policy introduced by Azmin's predecessor, Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.

Jadi, saya telah pergi ke laman web rasmi  Kerajaan Negeri Selangor - dan didapati bahawa Teng Chang Kim, Datuk Iskandar Abdul Samad, Ean Yong, Dr Ahmad Yunus, Dr Daroyah, Ganabatirau,  dan Amirudin bin Shari telah membuat Peristiharan Harta yang boleh dilihat dalam laman web ini  

Tetapi tak ada pun Peristiharan Harta bagi MB Azmin Ali, serta Elizabeth Wong, Nik Nazmi dan Zaidi Abdul Talib...kesemua ahli Exco Kerajaan Selangor..


ADAKAH AZMIN ALI TELAH MENIPU? (Atau pihak media melakukan kesilapan melapur memberikan kita semua gambaran salah?) - 

'Declaration of Assets' adalah sangat penting...dan mesti didedahkan kepada rakyat umum oleh semua ADUN Selangor, terutama Menteri Besar dan EXCO Kerajaan Negeri...Tak guna jika 'Declaration of Assets' hanya diberikan kepada PM atau MB, atau dirahsiakan daripada rakyat...

PERISTIHARAN HARTA sedia ada yang digunakan di SELANGOR mempunyai kekurangan..

Pendapatan Bulanan - Gaji dan Jumlah Semua Imbuhan Tetap atau Elaun - di mana semua menyatakan Gaji (RM20,250) dan Elaun(RM21,250) - Anih...adakah ini hanya pendapatan Exco Negeri (atau campur gaji/elaun ADUN) - Butiran diperlukan..

Berkenaan pendapatan lain - semua kecuali Ganabatirao(yang menyatakan dia juga ada pendapatan sewa RM800) nampaknya tidak ada pendapatan lain...Tidakkah mereka mendapat apa-apa pendapatan daripada amanah saham/unit trust, syer/bond, simpanan tetap(atau simpanan bank)...atau dari sumber lain..

Maklumat lain yang diperlukan adalah kepentingan lain - pemegangan saham/bond atau kepentingan dalam mana-mana syarikat

Maklumat mengenai samada duduk sebagai Pengarah di dalam mana-mana syarikat (dan pendapatan/elaun diperolehi)

Maklumat selepas kes Najib - perlu juga butiran mengenai semua akaun bank peribadi..sama ada di Malaysia atau di luar negara

Maklumat diperlukan bukan sahaja mengenai diri sendiri tetapi suami/isteri dan anak juga...(atau mana-mana ahli keluarga dekat saperti ibu bapa, adik beradik) - khususnya kepentingan dalam mana-mana syarikat

MAKLUMAT INI HARUS DIBEKALKAN BUKAN SAHAJA OLEH MENTERI BESAR, AHLI EXCO KERAJAAN NEGERI TETAPI SEMUA ADUN - Mengapa? Mereka Wakil Rakyat, dibayar Duit Rakyat dan Rakyat perlu memantau bahawa mereka tidak melakukan apa-apa salah guna kuasa, korupsi atau 'kleptocracy' . Kepentingan dalam syarikat penting kerana ini untuk memastikan bahawa kuasa tidak disalahgunakan demi sesuatu syarikat...yang mereka/keluarga mereka ada kepentingan dalam.

Peristiharan Harta kini yang terpapar dalam Laman Web hanya perisiharan pertama dibuat pada tahun 2014 - Sewajarnya peristiharan dibuat setiap tahun..(atau lebih baik setiap 6 bulan)...

Azmin juga dilapurkan menyatakan, '..and signed an integrity pact with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)'...Apa ini? Jangan lupa ikrar/sumpah yang diberikan bila dilantik jadi ADUN, Menteri Besar atau Ahli Exco Kerajaan ...

Apa ini? Perjanjian Integriti dengan MACC (apa kandungan perjanjian ini?), dan apakah kesan jika MB,Ahli Exco kerajaan, Pegawai Tinggi dan ADUN mengingkari perjanjian dengan MACC ini - adakah mereka akan dianggap melakukan kesalahan jenayah, dan jika disabitkan akan dihukum penjara dan dikenakan denda - Adakah Selangor telah mengubal undang-undang sedemikian? 

Adakah pengingkaran perjanjian integriti dengan MACC, juga bermaksud bahawa pegawai-pegawai tinggi akan segera dipecat? ..dan akan didakwa melakukan kesalahan jenayah...

Adakah pengingkaran perjanjian integriti dengan MACC bermaksud bahawa hukuman mereka akan dua kali ganda jika disabitkan tuduhan korupsi, pecah amanah, kleptokrasi, dsb...

Atau adakah 'perjanjian integriti dengan MACC' sebenarnya tak guna langsung hanya untuk tujuan politik memberi gambaran bahawa kerajaan Selangor kononnya 'BERSIH'..?

Wakil Rakyat dan/atau Penjawat Awam sudah secara otomatik mempunyai perjanjian integriti dengan rakyat ...

Azmin ALI kini seharusnya dengan cepat , dalam masa 2 minggu, memastikan bahawa Peristiharan Harta beliau dan kesemua ahli Exco kerajaan segera dipaparkan di Laman Web Kerajaan Negeri Selangor...dan Deklarasi itu mesti jelas, merangkumi semua pendapatan dan kepentingan, bukan sahaja diri sendiri tetapi ahli keluarga dekat.

GAJI EXCO - LEBIH KURANG SETENGAH JUTA RINGGIT SETAHUN agak melampau berbanding dengan hakikat terkini rakyat Selangor. Gaji Minima RM1,000 - kerja 40 tahun pun sampai RM480,000. Secara wajar, gaji/elaun/pendapatan EXCO kena dikurangkan...wakil rakyat kini berpendapatan jauh lebih tinggi daripada rakyat sendiri...[Ingat bahawa perbelanjaan kerja rasmi semua ditanggung...pendapatan peribadi ADUN atau Exco atau Menteri Besar mestilah munasabah ... Untuk ADUN gaji mesti dikurangkan, tetapi peruntukkan mesti diberikan untuk pejabat-pejabat ADUN, dan kakitangan sokongan ADUN secara asing...]

 

Lihat Pos Berkaitan:-

Mah Siew Keong and GERAKAN plans to get MACC to give their candidates 'corruption free' certification is wrong?

1MDB? GLCs? WHAT CAN BE DONE by Federal/State governments to avoid 'kelptocracy' and abuses?

 New corruption laws for Prime Minister, Ministers, State Exco, Public Servants?

 PKR's Zuraida Kamaruddin reveals disturbing concerns ...which PKR,DAP,PAS ...must explain?

 Selangor, Azmin, Constitution Amendment, PKNS Scandal?, RM3 Billion,Open Letter by MI, Things to do ...?

 

 

Azmin: State officers declared assets, inked pact with MACC 

Alyaa Alhadjri     Published     Updated

Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali said all top officers in the state have declared their assets and signed an integrity pact with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

"At the state government's level, it is not just the executives who have declared their assets, but all parties have signed an integrity pact with the MACC.

"That shows our serious commitment to ensure a clean, accountable and transparent government," he told a press conference in Shah Alam.

Responding to PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli’s proposal concerning asset declaration, Azmin said the state government’s policy had gone beyond this.

"It is not about me supporting any individual. It is about the policy of the state and in fact we have done beyond that,” he added.

He said the state-government, state-government departments, including government-linked corporations in Selangor have signed the integrity pact with the MACC.

The PKR deputy president was asked if he would support Rafizi's move to write to all members of Parliament and high-ranking civil servants to pressure them to declare their assets.

Commenting further, Azmin said: "If you declare your assets but do not have integrity, it does not mean anything.”
 "Look what happened in Putrajaya," he added in reference to the internal asset declaration practised by BN.

It was reported that asset declarations of Selangor state executive council (exco) members have been made public on the state government’s official website since 2009, a policy introduced by Azmin's predecessor, Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.

Selangor state-assembly Speaker Hannah Yeoh had in August proposed an amendment to the Standing Orders which would require all Selangor state assemblypersons to declare their financial interests and assets. - Malaysiakini, 30/11/2016

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

'Introducer Agreement' Cara Kleptocracy? Harus dihapuskan untuk projek kerajaan Negeri/Persekutuan?

ADAKAH 'INTRODUCER AGREEMENT' SATU CARA YANG DIGUNAKAN UNTUK KLEPTOCRACY?

Kleptocracy - adalah tindakan mereka yang kuasa sebagai kerajaan mengunakan kuasa mereka secara salah demi menguntungkan diri sendiri(dan/atau juga kawan/crony/ahli keluarga/parti politik mereka).


Kleptocracy (from Greek: κλεπτοκρατία, klépto- thieves + -kratos rule, literally "rule by thieves") is a government with corrupt rulers (kleptocrats) that use their power to exploit the people and natural resources of their own territory in order to extend their personal wealth and political power.

Ada berbagai jenis kaedah yang mungkin digunakan tetapi untuk post ini, saya akan melihat kepada satu kemungkinan iaitu 'Introducer Agreement'. Syarikat yang akhirnya mendapatkan projek mungkin terpaksa membayar 'Introducer' jumlah 1-5%(ada juga perjanjian sedemikian boleh sampai 20%). Jika nilai projek adalah 100 juta, introducer boleh dapat 3 juta jika berasaskan perjanjian jumlah introducer fee ini adalah 3%. Selain daripada mengunakan peratusan nilai projek, juga boleh tetapkan harga tetap - mungkin 5 - 10 juta, dan mungkin juga ada hak tambahan - contohnya bahawa 20% projek diberikan (atau di-sub-kontrak) kepada 'Introducer'  atau syarikat pilihan 'Introducer".




'INTRODUCER AGREEMENT' apabila melibatkan projek kerajaan, atau projek syarikat milik penuh kerajaan atau GLC, menimbulkan persoalan sama ada ini satu cara bagaimana wang rakyat dilupuskan dan sampai akhirnya secara senyap kepada parti politik atau ahli politik(keluarga mereka atau kroni) atau seseorang penjawat awam. 

Projek kerajaan biasanya (atau sepatutnya) diberikan melalui tender terbuka - di mana pihak bertanggungjawab dalam kerajaan akan menilai semua tender yang dibentangkan dan membuat keputusan. 

Jika tidak ada 'tender terbuka', pihak kerajaan mungkin akan meminta beberapa syarikat, biasanya yang ada latar belakang atau pengalaman, menjalankan projek sedemikian - cara tanpa proses 'tender terbuka' ada kemungkinan besar akan disalahgunakan - justeru lebih baik semua dijalankan melalui proses 'tender terbuka'. 

Ingat proses 'tender terbuka', jika tidak telus dan bersih, boleh juga disalahgunakan - mereka yang membuat penilaian dan keputusan boleh dirasuah, atau juga diarahkan memberi penilaian baik atau buruk mengenai syarikat ini dan itu. Tetapi 'tender terbuka' semestinya lebih baik daripada 'tender tertutup'. Adakah pemantauan Jawatankuasa Parlimen diperlukan?

Memahami apa itu 'Introducer Agreement', kita melihat beberapa petikan  
Melalui memorandum perjanjian ('memorandum') antara 'A' dengan 'B', 'A' bersetuju untuk mendapatkan 'Projek Jambatan'' ('projek'). Adalah menjadi terma bahawa 'B', dengan sokongan dan bantuan 'A', akan mengemukakan usul kepada Kerajaan ... Sekiranya cadangan tersebut diterima, 'B' dengan sendirinya atau dengan pihak lain-lain akan membina dan melaksanakan projek tersebut. Ganjaran 'A' adalah bahawa jika 'B' diberikan projek tersebut, 'B' mestilah membayar 3% daripada jumlah nilai projek yang diberikan, kepada 'A'. Sebagai tambahan, 20% daripada kontrak yang diberikan akan disubkontrakkan kepada 'A'. Secara ringkasnya, ganjaran plaintif adalah atas dasar kejayaan.
Ini petikan daripada satu penghakiman Mahkamah di Malaysia(penterjemahan Bahasa Malaysia), di mana nama pihak telah saya telah tukar....Dalam kes ini, Mahkamah Rayuan telah berpendirian bahawa perjanjian sedemikian (Introducer Agreement) melibatkan kerajaan adalah tidak sah - tetapi isu ini tidak ditimbulkan oleh mana-mana pihak pertikaian..[Petikan berkaitan daripada Penghakiman ini saya sertakan di hujung pos yang menyatakan dengan jelas mengapa  Mahkamah berpendirian sedemikian...]
'A' bertindak sebagai orang tengah bagi urusan dengan Kerajaan ... dan bukan sebagai rakan kongsi dalam memperuntukkan pengetahuan atau kemahiran teknikal untuk apa-apa sifat spesifik yang boleh dikatakan tidak dimiliki oleh 'B'. Tanggungjawab untuk menyediakan cadangan terletak pada 'B'. 'A' tiada peranan rasmi untuk dimainkan dengan Kerajaan... tetapi hanya cuba untuk mendapatkan sesuatu daripada urusan tersebut melalui 'kemahiran menjaja' dan balasan bersifat kosmetik sahaja, walaupun terma perjanjian cuba meletakkan sebentuk kewibawaan pada 'memorandum'.

Justeru, nampak sekali 'A'(Introducer) sebenarnya tak ada apa-apa peranaan khusus. Ada syarikat yang mahu berjaya mendapat kotrak kerajaan mungkin telah 'dipaksa' memasuki 'Introducer Agreement' sebegini dengan orang atau syarikat tertentu - mungkin dengan pernyataan tak khusus (atau 'Hint') yang membawa kefahaman jika kamu tak masuk 'Perjanjian Introducer', peluang amat tipis atau langsung tidak ada bahawa kamu akan berjaya mendapat kontrak/projek kerajaan ini...  

Apakah yang 'A'(Introducer) ini boleh membuat(atau akan buat) untuk memastikan kerajaan memberikan kontrak/projek kepada 'B"? 

Adakah beliau akan gunakan pengaruhnya - di mana ini nyata ini adalah salah, kerana projek kerajaan harus diberikan oleh kerajaan berasaskan penilaian kerajaan secara bebas, telus dan berkecuali ... tanpa juga mengambil kira sama ada pemilik syarikat orang parti politik mana, agama apa atau kumpulan ethnik, dll.  ...Ingat Perlembagaan Negara berkenaan layanan istimewa kepada orang Melayu dan native of Sabah and Sarawak, juga berasaskan kefahaman saya - tidak membenarkan layanan istimewa mengenai penganugerahan projek kerajaan...

...to safeguard the special position of the Malays and natives of any of the States of Sabah and Sarawak of such proportion as he may deem reasonable of positions in the public service (other than the public service of a State) and of scholarships, exhibitions and other similar educational or training privileges or special facilities given or accorded by the Federal Government and, when any permit or licence for the operation of any trade or business...petikan Art 153(2) Perlembagaan Persekutuan..

Adakah introducer akan memberikan rasuah kepada orang tertentu untuk memastikan B diberikan kontrak/projek? Ini juga adalah salah...

Atau adakah sebenarnya 'introducer' ini sebenarnya wakil Perdana Menteri/Ketua Menteri/Menteri Besar/Menteri Berkenaan/Pegarah Jabatan atau kerajaan berkenaan - yang sebenarnya mahu 'curi' atau dapatkan keuntungan peribadi - sama ada untuk diri sendiri, parti politiknya, keluarganya, dsb...di mana ini juga salah..Apa yang diperuntukkan dalam Bajet/Perbelanjaan Kerajaan harus digunakan sepenuhnya untuk perlaksanaan projek tersebut - salah untuk siapa-siapa mengambil sebahagian untuk tujuan dirinya, atau partinya, atau...untuk parti partinya dalam PRU akan datang.

MASALAH DENGAN KORUPSI TERMASUK JUGA 'INTRODUCER AGREEMENT' IALAH 'A' ATAU 'B', khususnya bila 'B' dah berjaya mendapat projek kerajaan, tidak ada siapa-siapa ('A' atau 'B') yang akan menghebohkannya atau mengadu kepada pihak berkuasa...dan rakyat tidak akan tahu mengenai amalan 'introducer agreement'  saperti ini. Sama juga, yang memberi rasuah dan yang menerima rasuah, kedua-dua secara lojik tak akan menghebohkannya...tetapi akan menyembunyikannya...

Tambahan pula, bila ia melibatkan projek kerajaan - Walaupun tak berjaya tak dapat projek, 'B" akan terus berdiam sahaja  kerana 'syarikat B' mahu terus mempunyai peluang dapat projek kerajaan - jadi senyap sahaja ...tak mahu gugat peluang dapat projek pada masa depan...

Anwar Ibrahim, Muhyiddin Yasin, Mukriz, Azmin Ali, Mahathir dan semua mereka yang memegang kuasa dalam kerajaan UMNO-BN dahulu boleh mendedahkan kini sama ada amalan 'Introducer Agreement' saperti yang dinyatakan wujud...

Perlu juga ditanya sama ada amalan sedemikian kini wujud juga dalam kerajaan Negeri Selangor, Penang dan Kelantan...

Ada seorang dalam 'sosial media', saya dengar ada  membuat dakwaan bahawa perkara sedemikian kini masih berlaku juga di Selangor di bawah kepimpinan Azmin Ali - mungkin ianya dakwaan palsu - tetapi saya akan rasa lebih senang jika Azmin, Guan Eng, MB Kelantan dan parti-parti pembangkang akan keluar dengan jelas menyatakan bahawa perkara saperti 'Introducer Agreement' atau amalan-amalan kleptocracy yang lain tidak berlaku di Negeri dimana mereka kinitadbir, dan tidak akan dibenarkan di bawah pemerintahan mereka...Jadikan 'Introducer Agreement' dan perkara saperti itu 'Haram' di sisi undang-undang khususnya bila ia melibatkan projek kerajaan, projek syarikat milikan kerajaan atau GLC...Ambil pendirian tegas dan jelas...kalau tidak, mungkin kita di Malaysia akan buat andaian bahawa amalan 'kleptocracy' sedemikian berterusan sama ada di kerajaan UMNO-BN dan kerajaan Pembangkang...Apa kata saudara? Semua parti politik kena membuat pendirian jelas...

RAKYAT RUGI JIKA WANG DIPERUNTUKKAN SESUATU PROJEK BOCOR PI TEMPAT LAIN..

Ingat, jika 'Introducer' ambil 5% nilai projek - ertinya akhirnya tinggal hanya 95% duit rakyat yang boleh digunakan untuk satu-satu projek kerajaan...

Selain daripada amalan 'Introducer Agreement', ada banyak cara duit rakyat/kerajaan 'dicuri' ...yang tinggal untuk melaksanakan projek akhirnya tinggal berapa.

Cara dapat projek - beri 2 atau lebih syarikat lain...

Saya juga pernah dengar cerita bahawa satu projek pembinaan jalan raya di anugerahkan kepada syarikat 'A', yang seterusnya memberikan kepada syarikat 'B', yang seterusnya memberikan kepada syarikat 'C', yang memberikan pula kepada syarikat 'D'(yang kebetulan adalah anak syarikat(atau yang ada kaitan dengan) syarikat 'A'. 

Syarikat 'D' ini kemudian menyerahkan kepada syarikat kontraktor-kontraktor yang benar-benar membuat kerja pembinaan jalanraya...MENGAPA? 

Jika syarikat A, B dan C masing-masing mengambil 10% nilai projek...akhirnya apa yang sampai kepada D hanya tinggal 70% wang projek... Siapa yang rugi? Rakyat yang rugi...di mana 100% nilai projek patut digunakan, kini tinggal 70% (kalau tolak untung syarikat D dan kontraktor 10% setiap satu), wang yang bakal ada untuk kerja pembinaan hanya tinggal 50%...Bagaimana projek boleh disiapkan? 

Adakah kerajaan telah memperuntukkan jumlah yang terlampau tinggi membolehkan projek dapat disiapkan dengan 50% sahaja peruntukkan - di mana ini bererti kerajaan menipu rakyat? 

Atau, akhirnya kerana duit tinggal sudah rendah - kerja pembinaan dibuat dengan bahan murah, dan mungkin banyak yang perlu dilakukan tidak dilakukan? Rakyat ditipu lagi - kita bayar untuk first class - yang dapat akhirnya bermutu 3rd class? Lepas itu mungkin ada insiden tanah runtuh..bangunan jatuh...jalan berlubang...dll?

Rakyat Malaysia malangnya terlalu percayakan 'wakil rakyat' dan kerajaan - tak sangka pun yang berkuasa akan menipu rakyat. Berlakukah ini di Malaysia? 

Ahli Parlimen Pembangkang...dan Back-Bencher(mereka yang dari parti kerajaan memerintah tetapi bukan dalam Kabinet) sepatutnya sentiasa memantau kerajaan memastikan semua BERSIH, CEKAP dan AMANAH...tetapi nampaknya ramai syok jadi YB saja - kerja 'wakil rakyat' tak buat. 

Ramai juga MP/ADUN/Senator bukan kerja penuh masa sebagai 'wakil rakyat' - banyak masa masih diluangkan dalam kerja peribadi - doktor gigi, peguam, kebun, perniagaan lain. Jika dipantau pun, hak mengemukakan soalan kepada kerajaan pun tak digunakan sepenuhnya, hadhir di Dewan Rakyat semasa Dewan bersidang pun tak buat...Jika dilihat perangai semasa Dewan bersidang, ramai dikalangan rakyat merasa putus asa...

26 Pakatan MPs who were absent when POTA was passed in Parliament should resign?

PKR MP Shamsul Iskandar should explain why apparently only 5 questions at last Parliamentary session?

A critical look at MP Abdullah Sani's speech during Budget 2017 debate - raising worker concerns?(dalam Bahasa Malaysia)

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 *Saya hanya menilai Shamsul Iskandar dan Abdullah Sani sebagai contoh saja kerana penilaian dan kesimpulan sama boleh dibuat untuk kebanyakkan MP - di mana kini pun kebanyakkan MP tidak pun dedahkan jawapan kerajaan kepada soalan mereka - tak ada pun di Laman Web Parti. Laman Web Parlimen seharusnya mempaparkan jawapan dan  soalan semua MP dan Senator. Perlu juga nyatakan dengan jelas maklumat kehadiran semasa Dewan bersidang



Ingat kembali Anwar Ibrahim, yang mula-mula menyatakan bahawa beliau ada bukti berpeti-peti yang akan mendedahkan salahlaku kerajaan UMNO-BN - tapi sehingga kini (lebih kurang 20 tahun...), kita masih menunggu. 

Kini Muhyiddin, Mukriz, Apdal keluar jadi pembangkang, senyap juga tak ada pun pendedahan salahlaku UMNO-BN - hanya fokus isu semua sudah tahu - Billion dalam akaun Najib, 1MDB... Mengapa? 

Jika mereka juga dahulu terlibat dalam 'kleptocracy', akui sahaja dan meminta maaf - rakyat pasti akan memaafkan?

Amalan 'kleptocracy', rasuah dan salah guna kuasa mesti dihapuskan di Malaysia - tetapi nampaknya kini tanggungjawab mendedahkan salahlaku dan menghapuskannya berada di tangan rakyat sahaja...

PETIKAN PENGHAKIMAN MAHKAMAH RAYUAN YANG JELAS BERPENDIRIAN BAHAWA 'INTRODUCER AGREEMENT' SEBEGINI SECARA JELAS ADALAH TIDAK SAH...BILA IA MELIBATKAN PROJEK KERAJAAN...Sekyen 24(e) Akta Kontrak - merujuk kepada Ilustrasi (f)

[16] The factual matrix of the role of the plaintiff will to some extent fall within illustration (f) to s. 24 of the Contracts Act 1950. The said part of the section and illustrations reads as follows:
What considerations and objects are lawful, and what not
24. The consideration or object of an agreement is lawful, unless:
(a)...
(b)...
(c)...
(d)...
(e) the court regards it as immoral, or opposed to public policy.
Illustrations:
(a)...
(b)...
(c)...
(d)...
(e)...
(f) A promises to obtain for B an employment in the public service, and B promises to pay RM1,000 to A. The agreement is void, as the consideration for it is unlawful" (emphasis added).
[17] We must say illustration (f) is very significant to arrest any form of impropriety by touts, 'self confessed peddlers', as in the instant case in the affairs of government. It is the duty of the court to be vigilant. It is for the court to consider whether the consideration or object of an agreement is void on the grounds of public policy irrespective of whether parties have pleaded it or not or the issue was taken at the trial court. Though courts are slow in creating 'new heads' of public policy, it cannot fail to recognise the 'heads' which stand as illustrations in particular (f) in the instant case, when it involves the government. Support for proposition and illustration (f) is found in a number of Indian cases. - Petikan dari CHINA ROAD & BRIDGE CORPORATION & ANOR v. DCX TECHNOLOGIES SDN BHD, COURT OF APPEAL, PUTRAJAYA,AZIAH ALI JCA;   HAMID SULTAN ABU BACKER JCA;   UMI KALTHUM ABD MAJID JCA[CIVIL APPEALS NO: W-02-2810-11-2012 & W-02-2727-11-2012] 9 MAY 2014
 
Saperti, yang dikatakan kemungkinan 'Introducer' atau syarikat yang memasuki 'Introducer Agreement' membawa isu ini kepada Mahkamah adalah tipis - dan Mahkamah sukar memutuskan kesahihan perjanjian 'introducer' sebegini jika isu ini tidak dikemukakan kepada Mahkamah. Mungkin seorang rakyat atau wakil rakyat akan membawa isu ini kepada Mahkamah -tetapi, berasaskan apa yang dikatakan Mahkamah di atas - nyata pendirian Mahkamah adalah 'Introducer Agreement' melibatkan projek kerajaan adalah tidak sah...

Tak perlu tunggu Mehkamah, kerajaan juga boleh mengubal undang-undang dan/atau polisi memastikan bahawa kaedah 'Introducer Agreement' tak lagi digunakan untuk 'kleptocracy' atau mengambil sebahagian duit rakyat yang sepatutnya digunakan untuk tujuan satu projek pembangunan/perkhidmatan tertentu...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

4/12/2016 - Peaceful Assembly/Perhimpunan Aman - Isu Rohingya?


Let us all join the PEACEFUL ASSEMBLY on 4/12/2016 about the Injustice Against Rohingya. AYUH, KITA SEMUA TURUN MENYERTAI PERHIMPUNAN AMAN PADA 4 DISEMBER INI. The failure of Myanmar to prevent this gross injustice that is ongoing is shocking...

“The major gathering on Dec 4 is to express our concern over the violence taking place on the Rohingya,” he[Ahmad Zahid Hamidi] said.

Shameful that ASEAN member nations keep quite when there are human rights violations and injustices befalling members of the ASEAN community of people is some ASEAN member nation. ASEAN has got an ASEAN Declaration of Human Rights and various other declarations/statements that do give the impression ASEAN and its member nations do really respect and care about human rights, women rights, child rights, migrant rights - but alas, for a long time, this has been mere 'decorative' exhortations...that is until Malaysia broke the silence and spoke out against Myanmar, a fellow member state of ASEAN, with regards to the injustices and human rights violations befalling the Rohingya people. 

"Malaysia also calls on the government of Myanmar to take all the necessary actions to address the alleged ethnic cleansing in the northern Rakhine State," the ministry said in a statement. "The ministry will summon the ambassador of Myanmar to convey the government of Malaysia’s concern over this issue," it added, without giving a timeframe.
As we all know, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib and his government is also facing much criticism in Malaysia - allegation of 'kleptocracy', corruption and other abuses relating to billions of ringgit found in the Prime Minister's personal bank account, matters related to 1MDB, SRC and other government-owned and/or linked company...all of which have been compounded by the fact of legal proceedings commenced  in the US, and investigations and actions in many other different countries like Singapore and Switzerland. 


There has also been an assault on many human rights defenders in Malaysia like Maria Chin, the chairperson of BERSIH, who was arrested a day before the planned BERSIH 5 Peaceful Assembly, which saw between 40,000 - 100,000 people turning up on 19/11/2016 despite the risk of arrest and possible crackdown. Maria, was then further detained using the SOSMA - a draconian law that allows for special measures to be used - that even allows further detention without judicial intervention of a suspect for 28 days. The normal criminal procedure requires the police to apply to a Magistrate for a remand order if they do want to detain a suspect for the purposes of further investigation.

On such applications by the police, the Magistrate carefully listens to the arguments of both the police and the suspect(who will be represented by a lawyer, and then decides whether the grant the police application or not, and how many days of detention will be permitted for the purpose of investigation. In the recent case of Zunar, a cartoonist, the police applied for 4 days but the Magistrate only allowed 1 day.

Maria Chin, after much public outcry, was finally released on yesterday(28/11/2016), one day before the scheduled habeas corpus hearing...and guess what because she had been released the court did not proceed with the hearing...Was the arrest and detention thereafter under SOSMA legal or not? The courts have still not decided & I believe that our courts will decide that it was wrong and totally unjustified...

SUHAKAM Statement following visit of Maria Chin - BERSIH?

Malaysian Bar - SOSMA Must Not be Abused to Quell Dissent - condemns arrest of Maria Chin?

SUHAKAM visits Maria Chin at place of detention on 22/11/2016..? They have the power to do this..

 

Unacceptable use of Sosma against Maria — SUHAKAM(Malaysian HR Commission)

 OPRESSIVE LAWS: Repeal SOSMA & offences criminalizing activities ‘detrimental' democracy’ - MADPET 

 Siapa arahkan SOSMA digunakan untuk kes Maria? AG Apandi Ali kena nasihat kerajaan buat yang betul? 

SOSMA - not the new ISA and no death penalty...Let's understand SOSMA better?


Now, many believe that embattled Najib and the government, took this strong stance against Myanmar possibly as a 'DISTRACTION' from the predicament that Najib and his government is facing - Well, it may be - but this is certainly a human rights issue that we must not ignore, irrespective of how we feel about Najib and the current government

On this issue, we should be standing together with Malaysian government to ensure that justice be done, and human rights be respected for Rohingyas of Myanmar. The Myanmar cannot and should never discriminate against any group of its people - be it on the basis of religion, ethnicity and/or any other reasons. Sadly, Aung San Suu Kyi, the one many of believed to be a person committed to human rights, seems to have let us down even after she and her party were successful in the last General Elections..

Now, Malaysian government is in the process of organising a PEACEFUL ASSEMBLY, presumably on 4/12/2016 - but the venue is yet to be disclosed. Our Deputy Prime Minister has called everyone to come... and now, it is also been reported that Prime Minister Najib will also attend...
Malaysians must stand against the aggression and genocide on the Rohingya carried out by the Myanmar government, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi....“The major gathering on Dec 4 is to express our concern over the violence taking place on the Rohingya,” he said. Ahmad Zahid said the gathering was not only among Muslim non-governmental ogranisations as the main reason was to stand against the violence of the Myanmar government, which affected Asean.
LET's have this peaceful assembly to voice out our protest at Dataran Merdeka --- and not some closed-door government or UMNO-BN venue if we want all Malaysians, irrespective of political affliation, religion or ethnicitity. I am sure DAP and our other political parties will have no problem taking a common stand on this pressing human rights issue...

It is sad that the VENUE is unclear, and details of program like timing, etc ... people need to make plans to come to this Peaceful Assembly...we have less than 5 days  

What else can Malaysia do? Well, it can move an ASEAN Resolution on this matter...get the majority of ASEAN member nations to stand with Malaysia on this serious human rights issues affecting a group of people, who are part of the ASEAN Community.

It is people of the ASEAN community who are at risk, some of whom have already lost their lives, and if ASEAN continues to stay silent - that will tell us all a lot about ASEAN. Will ASEAN stand with the party responsible for these grave injustice against ...


     




Malaysia to summon Myanmar envoy on Rohingya as protests mount

Protests over Myanmar Rohingya crackdown
01:30





By Joseph Sipalan and Ruma Paul | KUALA LUMPUR/DHAKA
 
Malaysia will summon Myanmar's ambassador over the crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in northwestern Rakhine state, it said on Friday, as protesters across Southeast Asia demonstrated against the rising violence.The conflict in Rakhine has sent hundreds of Rohingya Muslims fleeing to neighboring Bangladesh and poses a serious challenge to leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who swept to power last year on promises of national reconciliation.
 
At least 86 people are reported to have been killed in escalating violence that has displaced about 30,000 in the region's most serious bloodshed since hundreds were killed in communal clashes in 2012.
The Malaysian foreign ministry called on all parties involved to refrain from actions that could aggravate the situation.
 
"Malaysia also calls on the government of Myanmar to take all the necessary actions to address the alleged ethnic cleansing in the northern Rakhine State," the ministry said in a statement.
 
"The ministry will summon the ambassador of Myanmar to convey the government of Malaysia’s concern over this issue," it added, without giving a timeframe.
 
Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims marched in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, condemning the 
bloody crackdown on the persecuted minority and criticizing Nobel Peace Prize winner Suu Kyi for her inaction on the matter.
 
Protesters demanded humanitarian aid for Rakhine, and urged that the military seize all attackers.


A banner is tied to barbed-wire outside the Myanmar embassy during a protest against what organisers say is the crackdown on ethnic Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, in Jakarta, Indonesia November 25, 2016. The text on the poster reads, 'Rohingya are our brothers'. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside
 
"The Myanmar government says the claims are all fabricated but they are not fabricated," Rohingya community leader Muhammed Noor told reporters, referring to reports of incidents of killing, rapes of wives and daughters and home burnings.
 
"This movement has to continue, to pressure the government to stop the killing."
 
OTHER PROTESTS
 
This week, Muslim-majority Malaysia said it was considering pulling out from a regional soccer tournament co-hosted by Myanmar in protest against the crackdown. But it later decided to continue. [nL4N1DQ1CI]
 
Protests were also held simultaneously in Bangkok, the capital of neighboring Thailand, in the capital of Bangladesh and in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta.
 
Protesters in Jakarta called for the Nobel panel to cancel its award to Suu Kyi.
 
Indonesia is "ready and willing" to help Myanmar initiate dialogue, its foreign minister, Retno Marsudi, said this week.
Many among the Buddhist majority in Myanmar view its 1.1 million Rohingya as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.
 
Several thousand of Bangladeshis took to the streets in the capital on Friday in protest against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

Leaders and activists from several Islamic groups chanted slogan “Stop killing Rohingya Muslims” and burned an effigy of Suu Kyi as they marched in Dhaka in front of a national masque after prayers amid tight security.
 
They also demanded that Bangladesh’s border be opened to Rohingya Muslims fleeing the violence in Myanmar.
 
Bangladesh’s foreign minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali has said the South Asian country is allowing in some of the Rohingya Muslims on humanitarian grounds but it won’t open the border with Myanmar.
 
Persecution and poverty led thousands of Rohingya to flee Myanmar following the violence between Buddhists and Muslims there four years ago. Many of them were smuggled or trafficked to Thailand, Malaysia and beyond.
 
(Additional reporting by Johan Purnama in Jakarta and Cod Satrusayang in Bangkok; Writing by Praveen Menon; Editing by Tom Heneghan) - Reuters, 25/11/2016
Malaysia to hold gathering in protest over Myanmar’s Rohingya violence, Zahid says
Tuesday November 29, 2016
07:40 AM GMT+8
Participants at a gathering to condemn the actrocities against the Rohingya in Gelugor, Penang, last Thursday. — Picture by Sayuti ZainudinParticipants at a gathering to condemn the actrocities against the Rohingya in Gelugor, Penang, last Thursday. — Picture by Sayuti Zainudin












KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 — Malaysians must stand against the aggression and genocide on the Rohingya carried out by the Myanmar government, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

He said the Foreign Ministry had contacted the Myanmar ambassador to Malaysia last week and handed him a protest note.

“The major gathering on Dec 4 is to express our concern over the violence taking place on the Rohingya,” he said.

Ahmad Zahid said the gathering was not only among Muslim non-governmental ogranisations as the main reason was to stand against the violence of the Myanmar government, which affected Asean.

So far, from the Opposition, PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang has confirmed his attendance.

“I hope we can all do away with our differences and work together on a bigger problem,” Ahmad Zahid said.

NGOs are urging international organisations to play a more proactive role in tackling violence and atrocities against the Rohingya.

Malay NGOs are in consensus that while Malaysia is doing what is possible for the Rohingyas, world powers such as the United Nations (UN) and Asean should intervene.

Malay Islamic World (Dunia Melayu Dunia Islam) president Tan Sri Mohd Ali Rustam said immediate intervention by the UN was the fastest possible solution.

He said the UN should convene a meeting of the Security Council and intervene as it had done with other countries, such as Iraq.

“We can’t continue to sit back and watch Myanmar kick out the Rohingya and have the UN expect neighbouring countries to keep taking them in,” he said.

“We want to help, but how many more can we take in?  The Myanmar government is responsible to protect their people, whether Muslim or not.”

The former Malacca chief minister said taking other measures besides public protests, such as suspending trade with Myanmar, would not be the solution as it could lead to other issues, including black markets.

Ikatan Rakyat Insan Muslim Malaysia (IRIMM) chairman Amir Amsaa Alla Pitchay said aside from waiting for international intervention, the government should take action by disallowing Myanmar workers to enter the country.

He said the Myanmar government needed a wake-up call that what it was doing was unacceptable and wrong.

“If we don’t take stringent action, then Myanmar will take things easy and continue mass killings knowing there would be no outside interference or intervention.”

Amir said a group of NGOs would send a memorandum to the UN office in Damansara Heights on Thursday, to call on the organisation to take swift action.

Islamic Youth Movement of Malaysia (Abim) vice-president Ahmad Fahmi Mohd Samsudin said crimes against the Rohingya, which had been going on for many years, needed to be highlighted more and backed by consistent action from the government.

Although the Foreign Affairs Ministry publicly condemned the escalation of violence against the Rohingya, he said, the government should withdraw the Malaysian ambassador from Myanmar.

“It is time for countries, especially those with the power, to act as the basic human rights of the Rohingya are being violated,” he said. - Malay Mail, 29/11/2016

Malaysia PM to attend rally condemning Myanmar violence
By AFP - 29 November 2016 @ 1:54 PM

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak will take part in a rare rally to protest a bloody crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, an official from his office said Tuesday.

The gathering, which will take place in an yet-to-be announced location on Sunday, will involve politicians, NGOs and “all concerned with the issue” the official told AFP, without giving further details.

Last Friday, Malaysia summoned the Myanmar ambassador while around 500 Malaysians and Rohingya marched through a heavy tropical downpour from a Kuala Lumpur mosque to Myanmar’s embassy carrying banners denouncing the Rakhine “genocide.”

Muslim-majority Malaysia’s Cabinet also issued a statement last week condemning the violence, an unusually strong criticism against a fellow member of the 10-country Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) which has a policy of non-interference in member states.

“The major gathering on December 4 is to express our concern over the violence taking place on the Rohingya,” Deputy Prime Minister Zahid Hamidi was quoted as saying by the Malay Mail Online on Tuesday.

Chong Ja Ian, a political analyst from the National University of Singapore, said Najib’s appearance at such a rally will be “odd.”

“During last year’s migrant crisis, there was criticism but it was oblique and not to this level,” he said.

The discovery last year of human-trafficking camps – and scores of nearby graves – first in Thailand and then over the border in Malaysia caused shock and revulsion in Southeast Asia.

The camps are believed to have been used by people-smuggling syndicates who move large numbers of impoverished Rohingya out of Myanmar, where they face systematic repression, with most heading for Malaysia.

Bridget Welsh, a Malaysia politics expert with Turkey’s Ipek University, said the planned gathering was “purely a political exercise” for Malaysian leaders.

“These leaders are desperately trying to show their Islamic credentials as they are losing moral legitimacy at home,” she said.

Violence in Rakhine – home to the stateless ethnic group loathed by many of Myanmar’s Buddhist majority – has surged in the last month after security forces poured into the area following a series of attacks on police posts blamed on local militants.

A UN official has said Myanmar is engaged in “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya Muslims, as reports emerged of troops shooting at villagers as they tried to flee.

But Myanmar’s new civilian government, led by Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, has rejected the allegations. skc/tm 296 reads (File pix) In this file picture taken on November 25, 2016 a Malaysian Muslim girl holds a placard following a protest against the persecution of ethnic Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, outside the Myanmar Embassy in Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak will take part in a rare rally to protest a bloody crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, an official from his office said on November 29, 2016. AFP Photo - New Straits Times, 29/11/2016

Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/11/192823/malaysia-pm-attend-rally-condemning-myanmar-violence





ASEAN hypocrisy becomes evident yet again when all we get is silence from ASEAN and even the ASEAN Inter-Governmental Commission of Human Rights(AICHR) about what is happening in Malaysia - Maria Chin, SOSMA, Detention Conditions, Freedom of Peaceful Assembly, etc...

Remember ASEAN has got a Human Rights Declaration and other pronounced 'documents' on human rights... but sadly, it is all just for show only - but no action.

AICHR call its self a 'Commission of Human Rights' and our Malaysian representative is Mr Edmund Bon...and, until now there is