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Archive for July 6th, 2010

The cover of the report

You can down load the report here. Executive Summary:

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NRD move to reach out to more rural folks //
Tuesday, 06 July 2010 15:40(Malaysian Mirror)

SIBU – The state national registration department (NRD) is seeking the assistance of district offices to locate citizens without birth certificates and MyKad.

A senior NRD officer, Mohd Malik Merikan, said forms were sent to grassroots leaders like longhouse chiefs and penghulus, among others, to provide information on residents without such documents.

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PSG: Wanita Penan terus diperkosa pembalak
Keruah Usit(Malaysiakini)
Jul 6, 10
2:18pm

Tujuh mangsa Penan yang dirogol dan dicabuli oleh pembalak di Baram, Sarawak tampil menuntut keadilan.

Penderitaan dan kesengsaraan yang dialami oleh kaum pribumi itu yang dijadikan mangsa seks itu diluahkan melalui Kumpulan Penyokong Penan (PSG) – sebuah pertubuhan 36 badan bukan kerajaan NGO yang hari ini mengemukakan laporan terperinci kepada Parlimen.

Menurut PSG, wanita Penan secara sistematik diperkosa pembalak di Baram dan ia masih berterusan meskipun dinafikan oleh kerajaan negeri Sarawak dan polis pula didakwa gagal bertindak.

Menurut laporan berkenaan, jenayah seks itu berterusan kerana kemiskinan tegar yang menular, pencabulan hak tanah, kerakyatan dan juga rasa tidak hormat kepada masyarakat pribumi.
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Can't you see my hand-Superman?

EC’s claim that it is not a `superman’ to adjudicate (investigate, prosecute and penalise) cases of vote buying gives a false impression that the EC does not have any adjudicating powers.

The reality is that the EC in this country does hold adjudicating powers in many things, such as those under the duties of the compiling the electoral roll (eg it does investigate if voters had died, investigate objections to the electoral roll and impose RM10.00 fine on each objection which is not accepted subsequently) and others under the Enforcement Teams (parties’ banners found to be objectionable can be taken down after warnings).

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UMNO is at it again: it claims that if the Malays are not united it will lose power! What that assume is : Malays must unite under UMNO. By its own logic what if Malays choose to unite under PAS or PKR? A worse problem with this logic is: what if the party Malays unite under is corrupt? Will the unity-under-corruption cause the community to lose power? If the whole country go bankrupt can the Malays be spared?Such issues also apply to any other communities -so they should be careful when some one use `unity’ as a way to secure the `interests’ of the community. In reality all communities-including Malays are divided into a few major political choices. This is a healthy development-showing that the people/voters are a thinking lot. They refuse to be led by the nose by certain political party only, for their whole life. Election and democracy is about choice. Only feudal party seems not to get the message that democracy has brought!

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The EC gave a 2 hour interview to Malaysiakini-the list of positions taken by the EC mostly does not show that the EC bother to take the people’s choice into consideration. In any democracy the people’s will should be the highest reference in governance.

This is a list of their unpopular stands:
1. Reject indelible ink; Excuse: there exist liquid to clean it; But there are lots of countries which use it without much hitches;
2. Reject automatic registration; Excuse: people who didn’t register according to Mykad address will be upset; Now EC is not bothered if there are equal number of people who are registered according to their Mykad address, who may wish to vote else where eg through postal vote; If postal vote is made available more freely the problem can be all solved;
On some issues it is kicking the ball to the government:
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