Speaker rejects ISA torture motion, citing secrecy
So officially conducted torture is a matter of national security secrecy? Yes, this Dewan Rakyat speaker is instrumental in degrading the institution of Parliament.
Odin: Torture allegations under ISA (Internal Security Act) constitute national security, but the leak and sale of strategic secrets to a French company does not?
The way matters are classified in the Malaysian Parliament clearly makes the supposedly August house no more august than a chicken's coop.
Lim Chong Leong: In that case, just classify everything under the sun as secret, then Parliament will be rendered useless against executive abuse.
Parliament must maintain its supremacy over fundamental and constitutional rights, like rights to liberty and freedom from torture and abuse, for it to be functional.
Laws of secrecy pertaining to national security cannot override fundamental human rights.
Supercession: Torturing Malaysians is 'secret'. However, selling military secrets is a non-issue. It is any wonder we all want Umno & Co to get buried in the next GE?
AnakBangsaMalaysia: By suppressing this urgent motion for a debate, House Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia has made himself party to the covering-up of officially-sanctioned torture of ISA detainees.
This is a crime, Pandikar Amin - in case you do not understand - you will be called to account for it.
Dkay: Pandikar Amin's title should not be dewan speaker, it should be dewan rejector.
Mongolian working team to retrace Altantuya's murder
Sa Tombs: The Mongolian government has more faith in the powers-that-be than we Malaysians.
It is a foregone conclusion that there will be absolutely no cooperation from all those involved because this government, and Umno in particular, does not want to know the truth.
This is clear from that MP who said that Bersih co-coordinator S Ambiga should be hanged when this government has gone out of its way to suppress the truth on the Mongolian lady.
It is absolutely shameless that murders of innocent people can be committed by our guardians of the law.
Justice Kini: Where on earth that a person was murder but its motive was not established, especially who ordered those two police officers to commit the grisly crime?
Caripasal: But can the Mongolian team get visa to enter Malaysia?
Rafizi: No faith in MACC to probe Najib
Pemerhati: The strategy used by former PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad was to put very reliable lackeys to head the enforcement agencies, the judiciary and the money-making public service agencies.
The most reliable lackeys in Mahathir's book were people who had committed an offence and hence could be blackmailed into doing anything crooked and illegal.
After that the lackeys chosen were the ones who were thoroughly unprincipled and not too bright and showed strong boot-licking qualities as these people could be easily manipulated to do anything.
These lackeys in top positions then selected their suitable subordinates to carry out Mahathir's dirty work.
His successors Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Najib Razak have continued to use the same strategy as clearly seen by their selection of the top officers in the police, MACC, judiciary, etc.
Now PKR strategic director Rafizi Ramli says that he has faith in the CCID (Commercial Crimes Investigation Department), which is under the inspector-general of police (IGP), who is Najib's lackey. If I were Rafizi, I would not raise my hopes too high.
Little Hantu: Yes Rafizi, Malaysians have lost complete trust in the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) not only from the non-action on the RCI (royal commission of inquiry) findings into DAP aide Teoh Beng Hock's death but also from their selective investigations and prosecution of many cases involving the ruling elite.
Keep up the good work - and if MACC calls you in again, make sure they interrogate you on the ground floor.
Thana55: MACC's track record is a joke, a dismal one. These guys do not have any pride in their work. A massive reorganisation is a must when Pakatan Rakyat moves into Putrajaya come GE13.
Bring to book all those who have thwarted the course of justice and who lack any ethics or principles. Their parents must be really ashamed of them.
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