Tuesday, April 28, 2009

HRW, Amnesty International : Of human trafficking ISA ....and let's go Dutch

  1. Barely a month after taking over the PM's post from Tun AAB, Human Rights Watch (HRW) one of the world's leading NGOs', has submitted a letter to 1 Malaysia PM6 regarding human rights agenda.
  2. The letter touched on 4 areas i.e. arbitary and preventive detention, freedom of expression, impunity of security forces as well as the protection of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.
  3. HRW expressed their disappointment at the fact that 3 more were detained under ISA in the months of March and April 2009. Maybe, the forum to be organised by GMI beginning from 3 pm on 9th May 2009 in PJ civic center will shed more light on these arrests. I, for one, will be there...
Event : “Debat ISA : Haram atau Halal?”

Spekers : YB Saari Sungib (GMI) V Representative from PEWARIS

Venue : Auditorium, Dewan Sivik MPPJ.

Date : 9 May 2009 (Saturday)

Time : 3.00pm-5.00pm
  1. HRW commended PM6 on his call for the media to report 'without fear of consequences'. That's what PM6 said but unfortunately his Minister of Information is not inline with the boss. In fact, the Minister warns actions against bloggers and defended RTM for "news blackout" on Terengganu's 10 BN ADUN vs MB Ahmad Said.
  2. On security forces, HRW says it all. They call for ammendment to Police Act, interpretation on sedition act whilst expressing dismay on the high rate of custodial deaths and injuries. Maybe, it's time for Musa Hassan to start looking seriously into his backyard. Defending subordinates is a novel move and sign of a good leader but to defend blindly on the wrongs commited by subordinates should be curbed. To continue defending the wrong will give them a carte blanche for worst things, And that should stop now...for the good of police force itself.
  3. On asylum seekers and illegal immigrants, it seems that this go hand in hand with RELA. HRW yrged the government to abolish the volunteer corps, I say differently. RELA should be reassign to other tasks, not related to operations to flash out illega;l immigrants and asylum seekers.
  4. Amnesty International released their wish list, including the abolition of ISA. But at least PM6 should be happy that Amnesty Internation sent a similar wish list to Barrack Obama .
  5. But the most damning report is from the United States Senate report pertaining to human trafficking in Malaysia. The report were filled with allegations of human trafficking when illegal immigrants and asylum seekers were held in detention centres across Malaysia. This is a serious charge and the Government should act immediately to restore the international community's confidence in Malaysia.
  6. At one time, the late Chief of Police of Cambodia was denied visa and entry to USA for alleged human trafficking and we do not want the same happen to PM6. No matter what, the illegal immigrants and asylum seekers are humans and Malaysia should do tehir utmost best to solve the problems either by deporting them legally or taking legal actions to deter them from returning to Malaysia.
  7. It is only 30 days and PM6 is already facing serious charges pertaining to his government. PM6 should forget about honeymoon period and whip the cabinet into action. Afterall, isn't PM6's slogan is all about "People first, perfomance now"? So take out the whip and start cracking the whips on those dreamy ministers. It is time to discipline them or show them the door...If the ministers cannot understand simple instructions and aspirations, they have no right to sit in the cabinet...
  8. Malaysians have been known to be a caring, compassion society. Let's see how PM6 reacts to HRW's letter.
By the way, since most bloggers are not in the "special 50" invited by Rais "I burnt the bridge" Yatim at Sri Melayu, let's all meet in Lotus after 9th May GMI talks...we go Dutch...ok?

Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...

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