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Sunday, March 7, 2021

SUNDAY JOKES - 45

 

Patient: "I'm in a hospital! Why am I in here?"
Doctor: "You've had an accident involving a bus."
Patient: "What happened?"
Doctor: "Well, I've got some good news and some bad news. Which would you like to hear first?"
Patient: "Give me the bad news first."
Doctor: "Your legs were injured so badly that we had to amputate both of them."
Patient: "That's terrible! What's the good news?"
Doctor: "There's a guy in the next ward who made a very good offer for your slippers."


Why don't Twitter users make good soldiers?
Because they're always too quick to re-tweet.


The "Claven Theory" offers the best proof that beer actually does make you smarter....."One afternoon at Cheers, Cliff Clavin was explaining the Buffalo Theory to his buddy Norm. and here's how it went: Well, you see, Norm, it's like this... A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole because the general speed and health of the whole group keep improving by the regular killing of the weakest members.
In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first.
In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a lot faster and more efficient machine. That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers."
Don't you feel wiser after a few?

 

"You are a cheat!" roared the angry card player.

"I am not," responded the accused.

"You certainly are," insisted the first man. "I know for sure that I never dealt you that ace!"


There was a businessman, and he was not feeling well, so he went to see the doctor about it. The doctor says to him, "Well, it must be your diet, what sort of greens do you eat?"
The man replies, "Well, actually, I only eat peas, I hate all other green foods."
The doctor was quite shocked at this and says, "Well man, that's your problem, all those peas will be clogging up your system, you'll have to give them up!!" The guy says, "But how long for, I mean I really like peas!"
The doctor replies, "Forever, I'm afraid."
The man is quite shocked by this, but he gives it a go and sure enough, his condition improves, so he realizes that he will never eat a pea again.
Anyway, one night, years later, he's at a convention for his employer and is getting quite sloshed and one of the reps says, "Well, buddy, I'd love a cigarette, because I have not had a smoke in four years, I gave it up, but tonight I'm going to have one."
The bartender hears this and says, "Really, I haven't had a game of golf in 3 years, because it cost me my first marriage, so I gave it up! But tomorrow I'm going to sneak a quick one."
The businessman then says, "That's nerving, I haven't had a pea in 6 years"
The bartender jumps up screaming, "Okay, anyone who can't swim, please grab a table..."



Why is there no democracy in North Korea?
Because every time they try to pronounce "election" everyone starts to giggle.


A farmer walked into a bar and saw the local tractor salesman sitting there, head hung low, obviously upset, drowning his sorrows in his beer.
"What's up, John?" asked the farmer. "Gosh Bob, I'll tell you what ... if I don't sell a tractor soon, I'm going to have to close my shop."
"Now John, things could be worse," said Bob.
"How do you figure that?" asked John.
"Well, John - you know my horny cow, Bessie? I went to milk her this morning and she just kept flicking her tail in my face. So, I grabbed a piece of rope and tied it up to the rafter. Then, the nasty thing went and kicked the bucket away! So, I tied her leg to the wall. Then she kicked my stool right out from underneath me!
But I was out of rope. So, I took my belt off and used it to tie her other leg to the other side of the stall. 

Well wouldn't you just know it...my damn pants fell down."


A good-looking guy is sitting in a bar, sipping a whiskey. He notices a gorgeous woman at the end of the bar, talking with a friend. He calls over a waiter, and sends them both a martini, along with a note asking for the gorgeous woman's phone number.
Ten minutes later, the friend walks over with a note. It read:
"Unless you have a Mercedes parked outside, a million ringgit in the bank, and eight inches in your pants, you're not getting anything from me."
The man finishes his whiskey, considering his response. He then writes this down on a piece of paper, hands it to the friend, and walks out:
"Actually, I only have about nine hundred thousand ringgit in the bank; most of my net worth is in the three dozen buildings I own downtown. And today, I'm driving the Porsche; the Benz, Hummer, and Lamborghini are currently at my summer residence.
But If you think I'm cutting off two inches for you, you can get lost."

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Photos of Tok Pa travelling by bus to Kota Baru go viral

 


PETALING JAYA: Several photographs of Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed travelling by bus from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Baru, Kelantan have gone viral on social media.

The photographs of the Minister in the Prime Minister's Department were shared by a passenger on the express bus who spotted the minister.

It was learned that Mustapa, who was accompanied by several officers and police, took the bus ride from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS), Salak South to Kota Baru as there were no flights to Kelantan on Friday (March 5) night.

An officer with him told the passenger that the minister had declined travelling by car back to Kelantan as he wanted to experience what it was like taking the bus although the journey took about eight hours.

Passenger Raja Zaidi Raja Mohamed said he was surprised to see the minister on the bus and took the opportunity to take several selfies with him.

"I didn't expect to see a minister on the bus with me.

"Where has there been a minister who took an express bus to travel back to Kelantan," Raja Said told news portal Astro Awani.

It was learned that Mustapa, who is Jeli MP, is the first minister to return to his constituency by express bus.

He arrived at Terminal Bas Lembah Sireh, Kota Baru at 6am on Saturday (March 6).

He was accompanied by Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali during several programmes when the latter visited the state on Saturday. - Star

MESTI BACA, MUST READ - Bahaya Bakal Mengancam Ketenteraman Awam : "isu tidak berkesudahan ini akan menjadi bom masa yang akan meledak tidak lama lagi"

 Laporan dan analisa berita ekonomi berikut diambil dari artikel ini : 1.9 Juta Graduan Kerja Dibawah Kelayakan | Ekonomi Rakyat.

Sila baca keseluruhan artikel tersebut. Saya telah membuat ringkasan dan membuat sedikit ulasan sendiri.


- "isu tidak berkesudahan ini akan menjadi bom masa yang akan meledak tidak lama lagi"

- "hanya 8 dari 100 peluang pekerjaan yang disediakan adalah untuk graduan"

- "pasaran buruh tidak mampu menawarkan kerja berkemahiran tinggi"

- "Perubahan dasar kunci menyelesaikan masalah"



     


    • Jumlah graduan kerja bawah kelayakan meningkat 22% kpd 1.89 juta (4th qtr)
    • peningkatan 346,000 graduan underemployed (Guna Tenaga bawah kemahiran)
    • menurut Jabatan Perangkaan Malaysia.
    • Apakah underemployment  berkaitan kemahiran?
    • maksudnya lulus diploma, ijazah tapi kerja separuh mahir, kemahiran rendah



    • pemegang ijazah kerja kedai serbaneka 
    • juruterbang kerja hantar makanan
    • dikategorikan underemployed
    • sudah barah, 2019 1.46 juta graduan underemployed
    segala bakat, ilmu, potensi graduan tidak guna di pasaran buruh
    25-34 tahun 894,000 underemployed 
    35-44 tahun 445,200 underemployed

    (OSTB: 1.34 juta graduan universiti kerja kedai serbaneka, kerja Grab Food delivery, jadi kontraktor cuci jamban dsbnya.)


    • Laporan Survei Tenaga Buruh dedahkan masalah besar 
    • 533,700 orang kerja kurang 30 jam seminggu 
    • peningkatan sebanyak 230,000 (75%) banding suku keempat 2019
    Kadar Pengangguran Tidak Mencerminkan Masalah Sebenar
    Ramai berpandangan pengangguran terkawal pada 4.8% (760,700)
    masalah di pasaran buruh lebih besar 
    Kadar Penyertaan Tenaga Buruh 68.4% 
    ratusan ribu keluar dari pasaran buruh terutamanya wanita

     


    graduan tidak pandai berbahasa Inggeris
    tidak petah bercakap
    tidak boleh berfikir dengan kritis

    tidak ada peluang pekerjaan setimpal dengan kelayakan mereka 

    • 2019 hampir kesemua pencari kerja adalah graduan
    • 90 dari 100 orang yang aktif cari kerja adalah graduan
    peluang pekerjaan untuk graduan hampir tidak wujud
    hanya 8 dari 100 peluang pekerjaan yang disediakan adalah untuk graduan

    • Data BNM kata hanya 37% pekerjaan baru kemahiran tinggi
    • jumlah lepasan universiti meningkat saban tahun
    • pasaran buruh tidak mampu menawarkan kerja berkemahiran tinggi 
    majikan tidak akan mengaku gagal menawarkan kerja kepada graduan
    Sebaliknya, mereka menuding jari terhadap graduan 

    • Tenaga buruh kita paling berpendidikan dalam sejarah Malaysia
    • 33.3% atau 5.05 juta tenaga buruh kita mempunyai pendidikan tertiari
    • Peratusan tenaga wanita jauh lebih tinggi
    • 2.58 juta (41.9%) buruh wanita graduan pendidikan tinggi
    Menyelesaikan Masalah Pengangguran & Underemployment 

    • Punca masalah adalah ketiadaan kerja
    • kerajaan perlu mewujudkan pekerjaan berkualiti utk graduan 
    • Langkah meningkatkan upskilling tidak menyelesaikan masalah 
    • Kemahiran tidak memberi makna jika tiada pekerjaan 
    • Perubahan dasar kunci menyelesaikan masalah 
    • isu tidak berkesudahan ini jadi bom masa yang akan meledak 


    My comments :

    Ok Tuan-tuan these facts and figures are really shocking. Artikel ini berdasarkan maklumat dan data yang dipetik daripada sumber rasmi (Jabatan Statistik, Bank Negara dsbnya). Jadi "facts and figures" kita tidak boleh pertikaikan walaupun saya kurang yakin 100% accuracy data Kerajaan. 

    Mengikut maklumat rasmi 1.9 Juta orang (yang hampir semuanya Melayu) yang lulus ijazah, diploma dsbnya tidak mempunyai pekerjaan tetap (533,000 bekerja kurang daripada 30 jam seminggu atau enam jam sehari). Atau mereka kerja jauh di bawah tahap pendidikan dan latihan mereka. 

    Tuan-tuan, kalaulah 1.9 Juta graduan universiti kerja kedai serbaneka dan cuci jamban bagaimana pula hampir 500,000 bebudak SPM yang juga bersaing jadi penjual burger, kerja kedai serbaneka dan cuci jamban? 

    Yang latest development saya lihat orang Melayu dengan kereta Toyota Fortuner pun jual nasi lemak di tepi jalan. Di kawasan lain pula satu group jejaka yang agak lengkap juga dengan kereta dan alat-alat lain menjual nasi "beriyani" kukus di tepi jalan. As I have said before apa yang orang Melayu kata nasi beriyani itu bukan nasi beriyani pun, hanya nasi "beras panjang" dihidang dengan lauk. Depa sebut saja nasi beriyani but anyway that is what their banner said. 

    Maksudnya orang yang berpendidikan, orang yang berkelayakan, orang yang mempunyai aspirasi hidup yang tinggi terpaksa bergelut dengan realiti mencari hidup di tepi jalan, membuat kerja buruh di kedai serbaneka, mengambil kontrak cuci jamban dsbnya. (OKlah depa sebut 'cleaning services' tapi bagi saya cuci jamban lah.)

    And if this thing is not fixed urgently, percayalah bahaya :

    "isu tidak berkesudahan ini akan menjadi bom masa yang akan meledak tidak lama lagi"

    memang mengancam masa depan negara kita.

    Inilah antara senario 'Malaysia and the Club of Doom' (buku saya yang terbit tahun 2006) yang saya telah memberi warning sejak 1990an lagi.

    Menghancurkan ekonomi sesebuah negara dan seterusnya merosakkan masa depan sesuatu masyarakat tidak boleh berlaku dalam sehari atau sebulan.  It takes decades to destroy a society and its economy. 

    Dan dalam negara kita penghancuran ekonomi dan masyarakat kita telah bermula dengan DEB atau Dasar Ekonomi Baru (yang bagi saya lebih elok disebut Dasar Ekonomi Bebal) yang telah bermula pada 1970,  51 tahun yang sudah. Tuan-tuan harus faham bahawa DEB itu bukan dasar ekonomi tetapi ianya adalah dasar politik hasil daripada kebuntuan dan kebodohan pemimpin kita yang tidak tahu macam mana cara untuk membangunkan masyarakat Melayu dan ekonomi negara. Ini termasuk Dr Mahathir yang telah memiskinkan berjuta orang Melayu dengan idea dunggu "kereta nasional". DEB hanya dasar politik perkauman. It is a just racist political idea yang bertujuan untuk kekalkan dasar politik "ketuanan Melayu".  

    Dan daripada awal lagi DEB ini telah menyebabkan kemunculan golongan elit Melayu, golongan kroni politik, kaum elit, orang yang ada kabel politik, ahli politik jutawan, Menteri billionaire serta anak bini mereka yang ramai yang semuanya kaya.  

    Dan kaum elit Melayu ini, almost 100%, jadi jutawan dan billionaire dengan makan duit rakyat. Maksudnya mereka makan taxpayers funds atau hasil Kerajaan.  Inilah sumber kekayaan jutawan dan billionaire hampir kesemua golongan elit Melayu (dan mamak cerdik yang tumpang sekaki).  The source of their wealth is taking from taxpayers funds.

    Kepakaran terbesar mereka ialah mereka tahu nombor telefon Menteri, mereka tahu jadual Menteri Besar untuk minggu ini, mereka kenal SUSK, Pol-Sek, mereka kenal driver dan setiausaha Menteri dsbnya. Itulah kepakaran mereka yang terbesar sekali. Baru ini saya dengar ada geng kroni daripada zaman dulu sudah muncul balik. Mereka dapat kontrak bernilai satu billion Ringgit !! 

    Anyway sampailah kita ke hari ini. Al-kisah 1.9 juta graduan yang hampir semuanya adalah Melayu, yang terpaksa kerja 'underemployed' sebagai cashier kedai serbaneka, kontrak cuci jamban, jual nasi di tepi jalan dsbnya. Mereka mewakili orang Melayu yang tidak mempunyai kabel, tidak tahu nombor telefon Menteri dan tidak tahu jadual Menteri Besar untuk minggu ini. Mereka adalah rakyat marhaen yang tak faham apa benda pun berkenaan apa pun.  Dalam bahasa Perancis golongan ini boleh disebut sebagai "hoi polloi". 

    hoi polloi : the masses; the common people, the multitude, the rank and file, the lower orders, the crowd, the commonality.

    Hoi Polloi kita ini hidup atas belas kasihan Kerajaan juga. Mereka dapat BRIM, mereka dapat bantuan percuma daripada ustaz muallaf, atau bantuan makanan percuma Gerobok Rezeki oleh Cikgu sekolah.



    Dan mereka juga dibantu oleh Majlis Perbandaran tempatan yang close-one-eye beri mereka peluang jual nasi di tepi jalan tanpa lesen, tanpa sijil Fomema, tanpa tempat buang sampah dan tanpa apa pun lah.

    Semua ini adalah bread crumbs ataupun serupa memberi sedikit duit syiling kepada pengemis yang tadah tangan di tepi jalan.  Sambil golongan elit makan duit rakyat dengan kemut kontrak billion Ringgit, rakyat hoi polloi pula diberi bread crumbs dan duit sedekah.

    Saya juga ingin jelaskan pandangan penulis Ekonomi Rakyat yang mengatakan:

    • Punca masalah adalah ketiadaan kerja
    • kerajaan perlu mewujudkan pekerjaan berkualiti utk graduan 
    • hanya 8 dari 100 peluang pekerjaan yang disediakan adalah untuk graduan
    • pasaran buruh tidak mampu menawarkan kerja berkemahiran tinggi
    • Perubahan dasar kunci menyelesaikan masalah

    Di sini biar saya cakap omputih saja lah.

    First of all it is NOT the duty of majikan to make jobs available. 

    The duty of the majikan is to minimise his costs so that he can survive the Covid19, so that he can survive high petrol prices in Malaysia, survive the highest motor vehicle prices, the very high level of corruption, survive the GLC monopoies and oligopolies, survive the banking cartel monopolised by the GLCs etc. 

    AND ALL THIS IS BECAUSE OF DASAR EKONOMI BARU.  
    The majikan has to survive the DASAR EKONOMI BARU.

    The duty of the majikan is to produce whatever he can produce with the best labour resources that can help him get the job done.

    If you want the majikan to employ rocket scientists then the majikan must have the opportunity to manufacture rockets. 

    If the majikan can only grow oil palm or manufacture plywood then the majikan only needs Bangla and Indian workers.

    The majikan CANNOT create new type of high value added jobs, new business growth, new economic opportunities because the entire economy faces so many obstacles.

    WHAT OBSTACLES?
    • A Civil Servant can decide to limit the number of courier licenses to be issued.
    • A Civil Servant can decide to not allow non-syariah businesses in Manjoi.
    • A  prime minister made the decision 'Malaysia will have FOUR oil and gas supply bases and all four must be bumiputera owned'.  
    • A GLC in the private hospital business can draft the Private Medical Health Care Act - thus knocking out the competition.
    • Banking is a GLC controlled cartel that restricts 'credit democratisation' or 'democratisation of credit' which has slowed down business growth.
    So with all these OBSTACLES in the economy now there are not enough job opportunities. Now 1.9 MILLION university graduates are underemployed.   PADAN MUKA.

    There are some points which have been missed by the article.

    Just like Nazir Razak talking about the NEP etc WITHOUT mentioning the non-Malays, this article by Ekonomi Rakyat also fails to mention non-Malays.

    Ekonomi Rakyat harus kaji bilangan graduan bukan Melayu (Cina, India dsbnya) yang menganggur atau underemployed. Bilangan mereka (ikut peratusan atau %) jauh lebih kurang daripada graduan Melayu.

    Seorang sahabat saya yang kerja interview pemohon pekerjaan berkata seringkali bebudak Cina tak datang interview pun. Mereka telah pun dapat tawaran kerja di tempat lain.

    Saya kenal anak gadis keturunan India (lulus beberapa subjek SPM saja) yang bukan saja boleh bekerja dengan syarikat Cina tetapi diberi tugas jaga cash collection dan jaga kunci pejabat oleh boss Cina.  Dengan dibayar gaji lebih RM2000 sebulan.  So siapa kata boss Cina tak beri peluang kerja kepada bangsa lain? 

    Dan bagaimana pula empat juta pekerja asing dalam negara kita? Sekarang sudah ada Bangla dan Indon yang jadi boss yang ambil budak Melayu bekerja dengan mereka pula.  Di kawasan saya pembekal gas adalah Indon tetapi driver lori dia Melayu (sebab perlu ada lesen lori).  

    Memang betul perubahan dasar adalah kunci untuk menyelesaikan masalah.

    Pertama sekali Dasar Ekonomi Baru (maksud saya termasuk segala dasar susulan yang telah lahir daripada DEB) mesti dimansuhkan dengan serta merta.

    Ini tidak bermaksud kita tidak perlu kepada Affirmative Action untuk bantu bumiputera dan Melayu. Jauh sekali. 

    Hakikatnya kita perlu meningkatkan lagi rancangan Affirmative Action untuk membantu orang Melayu / bumiputera. 

    Tetapi cara membantu Melayu / bumiputera perlu di overhaul semula. Inilah bab yang masih tidak difaham oleh 'pakar-pakar bumiputera kita'.

    Dan kita tidak boleh tanggungjawabkan Penjawat Awam atau orang yang tidak faham bisnes, kewangan dan juga ekonomi untuk membentuk dasar yang menyentuh bisnes, kewangan dan ekonomi.

    Contohnya Pengarah MCMC diberi tanggungjawab menghadkan lesen courier dalam negara kita. Apa kah jadahnya kena-mengena antara seorang Civil Servant yang makan gaji bulanan dan menunggu pencen diberi kuasa hadkan perjalanan ekonomi negara pula? 

    You do stupid things like that, maka 1.9 juta fraduan universiti kerja cuci jamban dan kedai serbaneka. Ambil-lah kau.  PADAN MUKA. 

    Pada pandangan saya selepas masalah Covid selesai pun, kita tidak akan dapat atasi masalah tiada cukup peluang pekerjaan dalam negara kita. Dan mereka yang akan merasai dulu ketiadaan peluang pekerjaan ini adalah orang Melayu.

    So be careful. TIGA JUTA penganggur, 1.9 juta graduan underemployed adalah bom masa (time bomb) yang sangat merbahaya dalam negara kita. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

    The solutions are simple. Inilah kelebihan yang sangat besar yang masih beri saya harapan dan outlook yang optimis bagi masa depan negara kita.

    Bagi saya, saya sendiri tahu dan faham cara untuk majukan ekonomi negara kita bagi semua lapisan masyarakat kita, tanpa kira kaum atau bangsa. Semua orang boleh kaya. Negara kita sangat kaya. Tetapi pokok tidak akan jadi balak dengan sendiri. Balak tidak akan jadi papan dengan sendiri. Papan tidak akan jadi rumah dengan sendiri.

    Kalau tiada tuan rumah, pokok kayu dalam hutan akan mati usia tua. Kalau tiada orang untuk memotong balak, rumah tidak boleh jadi. Maksudnya kita semua connected. 

    The headbone is connected to the shoulder bone which is connected to the backbone dsbnya. Semuanya adalah connected.

    So please gunakan akal. Gunakan lojik dan common sense. Negara kita boleh cemerlang.

    Artikel ini adalah pandangan penulis dan tidak semestinya mewakili MMKtT.

    Hopping elected reps wooed by money politics, says ex-DPM Musa Hitam

     

    Former deputy prime minister Musa Hitam said money politics has become rampant as the next general election looms. (Bernama pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: Party-hopping elected representatives are making a mockery of politics in the country and this is related to money politics, according to former deputy prime minister Musa Hitam.

    He said money politics is an ideology that gains momentum whenever any general election looms, adding that the issue had gotten out of control now.

    “It’s not about politics or ideology. It could be the ideology of money. That is possibly what is happening now,” he told Mingguan Malaysia in an interview.

    He added that the rewards now were no longer small like in the past.

    “This will happen more often when a general election is near.”

    Comparing the current political situation to that of “musical chairs”, Musa expressed his disgust, saying elected representatives who switch sides were making a mockery of national politics.

    “I’m getting bored over the whole situation. I once said that what politicians are doing is as if they are ‘main masak-masak’ (children playing at cooking) in politics.

    “They are fooling around with politics, for their own interest, for their own survival,’’ Musa told the newspaper.

    On Umno’s future, Musa said one way of revitalising itself was to take a principled stand and ask the leaders facing criminal charges to step aside until they are proven innocent.

    “Only then can Umno regain its public trust. Only with that can the public respect us,” the report quoted him as saying.

    Musa was alluding to its former president Najib Razak, who was found guilty of seven charges, involving money laundering and abuse of power.

    Others include current president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is facing 47 charges related to corruption, criminal breach of trust and money laundering concerning funds belonging to a foundation, as well as former federal territories minister Tengku Adnan Mansor, who was found guilty of a RM2 million graft charge.

    Musa, who resigned as deputy prime minister under Dr Mahathir Mohamad in 1986, said there is currently serious infighting in Umno.

    He said this had resulted in the party having three factions now.

    “One comprises ‘puritans’ who believe in the true spirit of the party, the second is made up of the current top leaders and the third consists of capable leaders who have not been given the opportunity to step forward.”

    Musa said another way to revitalise the party to regain public trust is to allow young and capable leaders to take over its leadership. - FMT

    File contempt action against Hadi for attack on judiciary, says ex-judge

     

    Ex-federal court judge Gopal Sri Ram says Hadi Awang’s statement is highly contemptuous both of the court and the Federal Constitution.

    PETALING JAYA: A retired Federal Court judge wants committal proceedings to be instituted against PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang for making a scurrilous attack against a Federal Court bench over their ruling that a Selangor shariah enactment which criminalises unnatural sex was unconstitutional.

    Gopal Sri Ram said it was obvious from Hadi’s statement that he had not read Chief Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat’s judgment.

    “In my respectful view, his statement is highly contemptuous both of the court and the Federal Constitution. His attack shows his complete disregard for the rule of law,” he told FMT.

    Sri Ram was referring to a statement posted by Hadi on his Facebook page two days ago in response to the verdict by a nine-member bench on Feb 25.

    Tengku Maimun said Section 28 of the Syariah Criminal Offences (Selangor) Enactment 1995 is unconstitutional as the Selangor state legislature is incompetent to pass the law since it is already on the Federal List.

    The top judge, who chaired the panel, had said the primary power to enact criminal laws lay with Parliament.

    On Aug 21, 2019, the Selangor chief sharie prosecutor filed the charge against a man in the Selangor Shariah High Court.

    The man, whose identity is being withheld at the request of his lawyers, attempted to commit sexual intercourse against the order of nature with other male persons at a house in Selangor on Nov 9, 2018.

    The man claimed trial and the proceedings were stayed pending the outcome of his constitutional challenge in the Federal Court.

    Sri Ram said those who had an interest in the matter should urgently take committal proceedings against Hadi, who is Marang MP and Malaysia’s special envoy to the Middle East.

    “If Malaysiakini was guilty of contempt, then Hadi’s position is no better. If not worse. There cannot be a duality of approach when it comes to an attack upon an important pillar of government,” he said.

    Mkini Dotcom Sdn Bhd, the company which runs Malaysiakini, was fined RM500,000 by the Federal Court after it was found guilty of scandalising the judiciary in publishing readers’ comments last year.

    The Attorney-General brought the charges against the news portal and its editor-in-chief Steven Gan who was subsequently found not guilty. - FMT

    Upko vice-president joins STAR

     

    STAR president Jeffrey Kitingan pins a party badge on Lucas Umbul to welcome the former Upko vice-president into the party’s ranks.

    KOTA KINABALU: Upko vice-president Lucas Umbul has announced that he and a few others will be joining STAR.

    STAR president Jeffrey Kitingan was present to oversee the initiation which was streamed live on Facebook.

    “We’re not being forced to join,” Lucas said in his speech.

    “We only want to help STAR expand in the Tenom community, regardless of background.”

    Before this, Lucas had led Upko’s Tenom division and contested for the Kemabong seat on the party’s behalf in the Sept 26 state elections last year.

    However, he lost to Rubin Balang, an independent, in a six-cornered fight. - FMT

    PAS postpones party polls until after GE15

     


    PAS has postponed its party polls and annual gathering until after the next 15th general election (GE15).

    Its secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan said the decision to push back the party's 67th election, due to be called at its muktamar this year, was made in order to focus on preparations for GE15.

    "PAS has decided that the muktamar will be held after GE15, doesn't matter when. For now, we don't even know when GE15 will be called but it is expected after the emergency is over.

    "So we take into consideration holding our muktamar after that," Takiyuddin was quoted as saying by Astro Awani.

    The last PAS polls were held in June 2019, during its 65th muktamar in Kuantan, Pahang. At the time, PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang and his deputy, Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, retained their positions uncontested.

    It also saw Idris Ahmad, Mohamad Amar Nik Abdullah and Terengganu Menteri Besar Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar elected as PAS vice-presidents.

    The Islamist party was at the time in partnership with Umno through its Muafakat Nasional pact, before joining the Perikatan Nasional government since its formation last year.  - Mkini