I for one do not want to discuss the issue from the perspective of religion. After reading the STAR report dated 22/5/2008 and two other reports on STAR dated 23/5/2008, tempted me to voice my comment in this forum. The Report dated 22/5/2008 was saying that the Group has concerned that the attire of the girls had prompted rape cases which I personally feel is a comment that based on imagination of the person. I was in a mixed gender school during my remove class uptill my form 6, I had not heard of rape cases happened in my school, the girls then were wearing the same attire. This omment can be seen as a comment from radical party without taking into interest of the school girls at heart but only thier own. Thier intention of making such statement is questionable and predominantly imposition of once own opinion into others. The right authority that is entrusted with the task if at all the attire is unsuitable will be the teachers and the headmasters of the school and not all these people who are not privy to the school day to day administration. I personally think that the issue of rape, molestation and sex abuse shall be studied in dept and not by pointing fingers to any particular group without thorough study being conducted. It is not only unfair to the girls in the school and at the same time it tantamount to questioning the integrity of the school, headmaster and the teachers who is entrusted with the job of being caretaker of the children. I therefore call and hope that in the future shall there be any kind of concerned the relevant party shall be first met and thorough study and discussion be made before making such a wide and wild statement.
For the past few days much was reported about death threat in the political scene of Malaysia. This is something shall be viewed seriously by all quaters whether you are the supporter of BN or PR. No matter who he is , he is a elected representatives of the people therefore he shall not be threatened with such action no matter what topic he has brought up and touched on(eventhough I personally do not agreed with the issue that was brought by the MP). In the country of freedom of speech that is promoted one shall be respected when his view is aired on the issue. It is left in the hands of the law enforcer to enforce the law in which he has breached if the investigation has been conducted. Let the policeman do thier job and as ordinary citizen of the country shall not take the law into our own hand. In this respect I urged the police in this case to take stern action against the person who has involved in threatening the MP. At the same time, I would like to congratulate the Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz for condemning the death threat received by the Karpal Singh.
Recently， a lot of questions about the qualification of a Member of Parliament is asked. Some wish to clarify on the disqualification due to conviction of a criminal offences whilst some wish to clarify on the disqualification due to self resignation by a Member. I therefore would like to quote the following Articles of the Federal Constitution for our easy reference and I may quote a few examples for easy understanding:-
Article 47. Qualifications for Membership of Parliament
Every citizen resident in the Federal is qualified to be a member- (a) of the Senate, if he is not less than thirty years old; (b) of the House of Representatives, if he is not less than twenty- one years old, unless he is disqualified for being a member by this constitution or by any law made in pursuance of Article 48.
Article 48. Disqualification for membership of Parliament.
(1) Subject to the provisions of this Article, a person is disqualified from being a member of either House of Parliament if -
(a) he is and has been found or declared to be of unsound mind; or (b) he is undischarged bankrupt; or (c) he holds an office of profit; or (d) having been nominated for election to either House of Parliament or to the Legislative Assembly of a State, or having acted as election agent to a person so nominated, ha has failed to lodge any return of election expenses required by law within the time and in the manner so required; or (e) he has been convicted of an offence by a court of law in law in the Federal (or, before Malaysia Day, in the territories comprised in the State of Sabah or Sarawak or in Singapore) and sentenced to imprisonment for a term of not less than one year or to a fine of not less than two thousand ringgit and has not received a free pardon; or (f) he has voluntarily acquired citizenship of, or exercised rights of citizenship in, any country outside the Federation or has made a declaration of allegiance to any country outside the Federation.
Article 48(6) states interalia that a person who resign his membership of the House of Representatives shall, for a period of five years beginning with the date on which his resignation takes effect, be disqualified from being a member of the House of Representatives.
Article 51. Resignation of Members.
A member of either House of Parliament may resign his membership by writing under his hand addressed, if he is a member of the Senate, to the President of the Senate, and if a member of the House of Representatives, to the Speaker of that House.
Apalah penat sangat? Kena rehat? baru mula kerja pukul 8am? Pegawai kerajaan yang bekerja di dalam pejabat!! Minum teh takkanlah perlukan 30 minit!! dalam 30 minit itu siapa nak jaga kaunter, pada masa sekarang? kalau orang datng nak berurusan macam mana? Pejabat kosong semua pergi rehat!! bawalah makanan dan minuman kat tempat kerja makan minumlah kalau tak ada orang? kita kesal perkara-perkara ini berlaku di dalam pejabat mana-mana saja, Pejabat Daerah, Pejabat Majlis Daerah, Pejabat Tanah, Pejabat ...!!! Effikasi kat mana? sikap perihatin kat mana? sikap tanggungjawab kat mana? Baguslah perlaksanaan arahan ini dan saya harap negeri-negeri lain juga dapat meneladani Negeri Sembilan. Perubahan sikap ini amat penting.