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Can BN be trusted not to abuse PCA?
Published:  Oct 1, 2013 10:55 AM
Updated: 12:35 PM

YOURSAY 'Organised crime would not have reached this stage if the criminals did not have protection from certain political figures and corrupt police officers.'

Revised PCA is not the new ISA, Najib tells critics

your say Asitis: PM Najib Razak, how can you expect the people to believe you that no one will be victimised by your government when you and your government had time and again blatantly lied through your teeth into our face?

You said you do not want a situation where people no longer felt safe in their own country. But here's the thing: the people do not feel safe in a country where the government is openly condoning racial and religious bigotry.

We do not feel safe in a country where the government is pushing for the return of repressive laws. We do not feel safe when the prime minister's stand seems to be moving more and more towards the radical right.

We have an uneasy feeling that very soon you and your Umno Baru people will be waving your keris again in your upcoming general assembly, and we do not feel safe.

LogicalMalaysian: This was what his father, Abdul Razak, promised in Parliament when the Internal Security Act (ISA) matter was raised and objected by opposition leader DR Seenivasagam but we still bear the scars of how the ISA was indiscriminately used to arrest opposition politicians and those who criticse the government.

Ann: Regardless of what Prime Minister Najib Razak says about the amendments to the Prevention of Crime Act (PCA), there is still no trial where those detained can defend themselves.

And the judge you appoint will be very independent? Tell us another story.

Onyourtoes: PM, you are making assumptions here. First, you assume that the judge given the authority to decide on detention is not capable of abusing his power.

In the open court, a judge's decision is subject to public scrutiny and appeal. Under PCA, the judge's decision is opaque, discretionary and not subject to appeal.

Second, under the PCA, the judge of the panel is predetermined. In open court, the judge appointed to hear the case is determined randomly (at least I hope so).

Harapanbaru: After witnessing with horror and dismay the systematic castration of the Malaysian judiciary since 1988 and in view of the abysmal performance of the BTN-ised judges like Md Zaki Yassin (of the infamous Altantuya Shaariibuu murder trial) - not to mention the awarding of a RM2.2 billion highway contract to the wife of Zaki Azmi (the retired Umno chief justice) - do you seriously expect the public to accept your public relations sputtering as the truth, the whole truth, the absolute truth?

Of course, we believe you when you put your hand on the Quran and swore you never met "that Mongolian woman".

Apa Ini?: Don't leave it to our judges. They didn't even call Najib's associate Abdul Razak Baginda, after the latter's lover Altantuya Shaariibuu was C4-ed, to court and Najib just had to swear on the Quran that he didn't know 'that woman'. And we're talking about murder here.

James1067: Organised crime would not have reached this stage if it had been nipped in the bud from the beginning.

Secondly, it would not have reached this stage if the criminals did not have protection from certain political figures and corrupt police officers, who themselves are involved with this criminals.

The refusal to allow an Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) to be set up shows that the police are afraid their activities will be revealed.

Thirdly, there is no guarantee that the law will be implemented squarely for the criminals only. That's because promises made before had not been honoured.

Joker: The frequency and violence of crimes do indeed frighten the public. It's good to know that the PM listens to the views of the public (as we were not assured at all that they even know that we existed now that election is over) after so many IGPs (police chiefs) and ministers said that the high crime rate was just a matter of perception and bad reporting by newspapers.

But I think with the recent spate of death in custody, and citizens (even MPs) being arrested 'for their own safety', the public is even more afraid of the PDRM (Royal Malaysia Police) and PCA than they are of the criminals.

Metallic: Najib said, "It doesn't mean that we have to consult all stakeholders, but they are free to give their views to us."

This just shows how he implements decisions. He consults only his yes men after being influenced by people who abused his clueless brain.

For A Better Malaysia: Sorry PM, the rakyat don't trust you anymore. You need to start doing things differently or else the rakyat will continue to react this way.

And if you are running out of ideas on how to solve crime the correct way, please ask the opposition for help and they will support the new joint-policies.

Fernz: The biggest criminals in this country are the white-collar criminals, those who keeping Proton going at the expense of car owners, Sabahans and Sarawakians by using money from Petronas, and the ruling elite who run up the national debt burden by plundering the Treasury to feather their own nests under the guise of bumiputeraism and bringing so-called development to the people.

Anak, Bangsa, Malaysia: Najib thinks we are stupid. You said you want to make Malaysia the most democratic country in the world. My foot it is.

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