Tajuddin ‘slap’ remark earns ‘flying kick’ response – http://m.malaysiakini.com/news/314220
Gerakan Youth deputy chief Andy Yong wonders whether deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister, Tajuddin Abdul Rahman has an inferiority complex following his remark of ‘wanting to slap the Chinese’.
Yong said Tajuddin should maybe slap himself first.
“What makes him think Chinese ambassador Huang Huikang’s visit (to Petaling Street) is about seeking a godfather assistance? Why must he or those like him always want to play the racial game?” he asked.
“With such a mentality from people like Tajuddin, the country can never produce a just and fair society. Our nation will not move forward progressively.
“On behalf of Malaysians, I can also warn him by giving a flying kick which is harder and longer than his hand,” said Yong.
Yong (photo) added it was people like Tajuddin that would cause BN to lose votes.
This, he said, is especially from amongst the urban electorate or those who are fence-sitters.
“I hope Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak will take stern action against him by suspending or terminating his services as deputy minister,” he said.
Yong, who is also a lawyer, was commenting on Tajuddin’s remark today where he warned Malaysian Chinese community not to take their grouses outside of the country or risked getting slapped.
“Nak kena lempang macam itu (Going to get a slap, if like that),” Tajuddin had said at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur.
He had also called on the Chinese Malaysians to stop ‘fantasising’ about external powers coming forward to defend them.
“Chinese people in Malaysia, don’t fantasise that there will be a big boss coming, that there will be a godfather coming from China to help you. Don’t fantasise like that,” Tajuddin had said.
Gerakan Youth today questioned claims by the government’s top two leaders that Malay dignity has been challenged.
In fact, said Gerakan Youth deputy chief Andy Yong, Malays already dominate most things in society.
“I question whether Bersih 4 or the Chinese actually questioned the Malays’ right and dignity? I do not think they did it out of any ulterior motive of racial play.
“Our former premier Tun Mahathir Mohamad also attended the Bersih 4 rally two days in a row, does that mean Tun is also challenging Malays’ rights and dignity?”
“As we know, except for the entrepreneurship, business corporates or industry, professionals and economy where there is no dominance by a single race, Malays practically dominate everything,” Yong said in a statement.
Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak (photo) yesterday said the Himpunan Rakyat Bersatu rally on Sept 16 was to show that Malays can stand up for themselves if their leaders are mocked and their dignities challenged.
“They slapped us once, twice, three times, that’s fine. But when they slap us for the fourth time, they have gone overboard.
“Malays, too, have the rights. Malays, too, can show that we can stand up when our dignity is torn apart and our leaders mocked and shamed,” Najib said at a national gathering for silat practitioners.
The same was said by Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, of the Malaysia Day rally called to counter the Aug 29 and Aug 30 Bersih 4 rally.
The Bersih 4 rally among others called for Najib’s resignation amid allegations of corruption, and was attended by at least 100,000 people, most of whom were ethnic Chinese.
Stop worrying about racial dominance
“PM and DPM should be committed to the pursuit of a non-ethnic approach as the basis of its political struggle, be it in politics, economics, education and culture.
“We ought to move towards economy progress instead of worrying about racial dominance which very often politicised,” Yong said.
According to organisers, the Himpunan Rakyat Bersatu rally which was heavily supported by Umno was also to show that Najib has the people’s backing.
BN had in the days leading up to the rally failed to come to a consensus on the event. Most non-Malay based coalition partners opposed the rally due to its racial sentiments.
About 45,000 people attended the rally, which also saw scuffles after protestors hurled things at police who barred them from entering the traditionally Chinese area Petaling Street.
Several protestors and two police officers were injured, while two protestors were arrested. Police said those arrested tested positive for drugs.
We are all guilty of getting stuck into a routine on a daily basis. Routines that are not so healthy for us but we keep doing it because it’s comfortable. Then we sit and wonder why we can’t get into shape, keep attracting the same type of person, or experiencing the same life lessons over and over. Well it’s because you keep doing the same thing. Therefore getting the same results.
This applies not only in politics but also in job, daily life and relationships. Sometimes we need to shift our energy and focus in having fun!
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10, 2015:
Umno must make a clear stand on the “Kebangkitan Maruah Melayu” (Malay dignity uprising) Sept 16 rally as they have been giving mixed signals if they supported the rally or not.
Gerakan Youth deputy chief Andy Yong said it was apparent that the Red Shirt rally is about racism.
He said that was why there were threats to the Chinese with bloodshed.
“This is seen from the posters and circulated messages & pictures.
“The Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin have now given the green light for Umno members to attend,” he said in a statement.
He said this was not in line with the spirit of Barisan Nasional.
“What are they trying to prove? The police have also declared the rally illegal.
“It is very irresponsible of them not to consider the feelings of the other 12 BN component parties.
“We should focus on important matters in the country instead of racial politics.”
He said when MCA Youth chief Chong Sin Woon allowed his youths to attend Bersih, there were several Umno leaders that condemned him.
“Now what is their stand knowing very clearly the rally is provocative on race.
“Many disagree that Bersih 4 was about the Chinese only although they dominated the participation of the rally.
“The Red T-shirt rally is exploiting that fact to make it a racial issue. This is very unhealthy.”
Read more: http://www.therakyatpost.com/news/2015/09/10/umno-must-clearly-oppose-kebangkitan-maruah-melayu-rally-says-gerakan-man/#ixzz3lLNoyGKQ
It is high time for the lawmakers and relevant authorities to look into requirements of a remand proceeding particularly cases related less serious offences.
Recent arrest of the 17 students who protested peacefully in front of the Parliament is an example of possible abuse by the relevant authority. It is reported that the prosecuting officer requested for one week remand against the students but is granted 3 days by the Magistrate. The students are said to be investigated under section 124B of the Penal Code and Peaceful Assembly Act 2012. They are now detained at the Jinjang police detention centre.
Parti Gerakan Deputy Youth Chief Andy Yong who is a lawyer said “under section 117 of the Criminal Procedure Code (“CPC”), the basis of a remand is due to the investigation could not complete within 24 hours of the arrest and that there are grounds for believing that the accusation or information against (the students) are well founded. Considering the manner of the arrest, I am skeptical that the police is bona fide in carrying out their investigation in accordance to the law.”
Andy added “the police could have allow bail after the statement recorded. They do not require complicated or difficult investigation like those in serious offences, it is absurd even to allow 3 days remand. Not to mention the students are cooperative and unlikely to leave the country and unlike the anti-Bersih group, no violence is caused or threatened by the students”.
“I wonder what did the police record in their investigation diary during the remand proceeding to provide reason of the remand (if there is any). Often the Magistrate is allow such application by the prosecuting officer or deputy public prosecutor instead of acting independently to consider the severity and merits of the case”
In the circumstance by detaining the students, it caused undue stress, anguish and fear not only on them but their family members. I therefore urge the authority to act impartial and release them soonest possible.
Gerakan Youth deputy chief Andy Yong today questioned the police for practising double standards for arresting students last night but not those who participated at the anti-Bersih rally.
Yong (photo), who is also a lawyer, said the students had only gathered for a peaceful protest in front of the Parliament.
“Last weekend we had the anti-Bersih group which openly declared violence, and hence more so they should be arrested under the penal code. They rallied in front of Sogo with monkey shows recently. Why the double standards (by the police),” he asked.
Last night police arrested 13 male and three female students following their peaceful protest demanding Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s resignation.
A group of 30 policemen apprehended the students after they refused to leave.
Hope authorities will be fair
Yong quizzed whether police would resort to more arrests this weekend following the Bersih 4 rally.
“I hope the authorities will be fair and detain those who have violated the laws from both sides.
“The Peaceful Assembly Act 2012, provides every citizen the right to assemble, whether or not notice was given to the police. I hope the police force’s intention in criminalising the right to assemble is in accordance with the law,” he reminded.
Unless there is an actual report of violence escalating at the rally, Yong said there is no need for the police to enforce the Act.
The Gerakan Youth leader cited the Court of Appeal case of Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad vs Public Prosecutor, which stipulates the requisite of giving prior notice before an assembly is deemed unlawful, and that the punishment accorded for not giving a notice is unconstitutional.
“Malaysia should emulate countries like Hong Kong or Britain, where police were present to ensure public order and security in such peaceful rallies,” he said.
Gerakan queries police double standards in students arrest – http://m.malaysiakini.com/news/309923
One of Gerakan’s ideology is to preserve our long-tested system of constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy.
An act or attempt to do an activity detrimental to parliamentary democracy can land you in jail for 20 years!
Had a talk with a lawyer friend today. Some people are fearful that s.124B Penal Code would be abused by the police as it was seen in recent cases involving MACC officers, activists etc. Someone could have foolishly advised the PM or Minister to make use of such provision.
I agree that s.124B and so forth are very broad. By the way what is exactly “parliamentary democracy”?
This provision applies not only against the opposition politicians or pro-opposition individuals or groups or ordinary citizens but also the PM, cabinet and BN politicians. Even the IGP or AG can be investigated, arrested and charged under it if what they did or said or issued or printed or circulated falls under s.124.
Of course, above all the main culprit is still corruption…