Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya Malaysia (SPR)  menyalahgunakan kuasa, SUHAKAM harus dibenarkan untuk menjadi pemantau pilihan raya

Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya Malaysia (SPR) menyalahgunakan kuasa, SUHAKAM harus dibenarkan untuk menjadi pemantau pilihan raya

Keputusan Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) untuk melarang Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia (SUHAKAM) untuk menjadi pemantau pilihan raya adalah tidak adil.

Menurut Wan Saiful Wan Jan, Timbalan Pengerusi Biro Dasar  dan Strategi PPBM Nasional, “SPR telah menzalimi rakyat Malaysia. Saya memberi sokongan penuh kepada Pengerusi Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia (SUHAKAM) iaitu Razali Ismail kerana beliau berani mengambil keputusan untuk terus berkhidmat sebagai pemantau bebas. Inilah teladan yang semua rakyat harus ikuti”.

“SUHAKAM adalah badan bebas yang diwujudkan melalui Akta Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia 1999. Perbuatan EC untuk melarang SUHAKAM daripada menjalankan tugasnya, tanpa sebab munasabah lagi, menunjukkan bahawa EC tidak akan berkecuali  dalam pilihan raya ini.”

“Keputusan ini lagilah tidak masuk akal sedangkan SUHAKAM telahpun menjadi pemantau bebas pada pilihan raya yang lepas. Adakah mereka tidak mahu badan bebas seperta SUHAKAM memantau kerusi panas pada pilihan raya ini?”

“SPR sudah lama kala memilih kasih dengan Barisan Nasional. Bermula dengan penyusunan semula kerusi Parliamen berikut dengan pembatalan pendaftaran PPBM daripada bertanding pilihan raya. Malah pula, mereka menggunakan taktik kotor seperti melarang kami daripada menggunakan gambar Tun dalam bahan kempen. Jelas Barisan Nasional takut akan kalah kepada Pakatan Harapan”, kata Wan Saiful.

“Bagi saya, yang paling teruk sekali adalah larangan ke atas SUHAKAM. Jangan lupa, apabila terdapat isu dengan dakwat kekal dan isu nama-nama yang hilang dari semakan daftar pemilih pada pilihan raya lepas, rakyat terus melaporkan aduan kepada SUHAKAM. Ini menunjukkan kepercayaan yang mereka ada kepada kesaksamaan SUHAKAM sebagai badan bebas,” kata Wan Saiful.

“Pengerusi SPR Tan Sri Mohd Hashim sepatutnya malu kepada rakyat. Walaupun beliau melapor diri kepada Pejabat Perdana Menteri janganlah sampai menjadi jadi tali barut. Ingatlah yang tugas SPR adalah berkhidmat untuk rakyat bukanlah Perdana Menteri. Apatalah, sebagai seorang Islam, kita wajib jalankan tugas dengan amanah,” kata Wan Saiful.

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Saya amat terkejut apabila menerima link kepada satu video yang dikeluarkan oleh BNTV. Link video tersebut ada disini.

Dalam video ini, UMNO dan BN dibawah pimpinan Najib Razak nampaknya bersungguh-sungguh mahu membela Jho Low.

Kasih sayang Najib terhadap Jho Low amat berbeza dengan layanan yang diberi kepada rakyat. Contohnya di Pendang, para peniaga kecil di pasar Sabtu Pendang diarahkan berpindah tempat perniagaan semata-mata kerana Najib mahu melawat Pendang pada 22 April. Ini menyusahkan para peniaga kecil yang majoriti adalah orang Melayu beragama Islam. Periuk nasi mereka ditutup semata-mata kerana nak pastikan Najib selesa.

Najib dan UMNO seharusnya lebih sayang dan membela nasib rakyat, bukan membela Jho Low. Amat jelas sekali bahawa keutamaan Najib dan UMNO ialah untuk hidup senang lenang dan membela kroni mereka seperti Jho Low. Nasib rakyat biasa seperti di Pendang tidak langsung mereka pedulikan.

Kedah Pakatan Harapan GE14 Manifesto Outlines 10 Thrusts

Kedah Pakatan Harapan GE14 Manifesto Outlines 10 Thrusts

PENDANG — Kedah Pakatan  Harapan (PH) Manifesto for the 14th General Election (GE14) launched in Bukit Jenun near here tonight outlines 10 main thrusts containing 10 pledges within 100 days if the pact leads the country.

The essence of the manifesto themed ‘Our Dreams to Prosper Kedah Together’ was read by the chairman of the manifesto committee Datuk Johari Abdul.

Also present at the launch was state PH chairman and PPBM deputy president Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Mahathir.

The ten thrusts comprised providing basic amenities and public housing, prioritising the people’s welfare and health, strengthening religious values, boosting the quality of education and human capital as well as empowering women.

Empowering youth, sports and non governmental organisations, intensifying agricultural and fisheries development, spearheading economic growth, reforming the state’s management and governance, and preserving the environment.

Meanwhile the 10 pledges that the pact promised to fulfill in Kedah within 10 days if it wins the general election are to overcome the problem of water disruption; provide funeral donation for all races and religions within 24 hours; evaluate the involvement of politicians in the Kedah Football Association (KFA).

In addition, establishing a chronic diseases fund and dialysis centre; setting up a special women’s fund; drafting one family, one home; opening a Youth Town; promoting domestic agriculture; introducing a mobile syariah court and establishing a task force to resolve land issues.

Earlier before the launch, a ceramah was delivered by state DAP chairman Tan Kok Yew, Pakatan candidate for Pendang parliamentary seat Wan Saiful Wan Jan and candidate for Sungai Tiang state seat Abd Razak Khamis, among others.

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First published for Malaysian Digest , 21 April 2018

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It’s balik kampung for PH’s Pendang candidate

It’s balik kampung for PH’s Pendang candidate

LANGKAWI: It was with mixed feelings of shock, nervousness and gratitude that PPBM rookie Wan Saiful Wan Jan received news he would be contesting in the Pendang parliamentary constituency.

“When they first told me I would be contesting in Pendang, I was caught off guard,” he told FMT.

“But I did tell them right at the beginning that if I were to contest, it would be better if I was given the chance to go back to Kedah, my birthplace, and repay the kindnesses the people there have shown me.”

Wan Saiful, who is PPBM’s deputy chief strategist, was born and bred in Alor Star, just 30 minutes away from Pendang. His candidacy for the seat was confirmed last Sunday, when the list of PPBM candidates for Kedah was unveiled in Langkawi.

He claimed that Pakatan Harapan’s campaign machines were strong in Tokai and Sungai Tiang, the two state constituencies inside Pendang, and said this fact had eased much of his anxiety and nervousness about going to the ground.

Pendang is largely rural and many of its people are padi farmers and rubber tappers.

Wan Saiful is a political scientist and the founder of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs, which he served as CEO before joining PPBM. So there’s the question of whether someone who is used to addressing urban audiences would be comfortable before rural crowds.

He shrugged off the concern, saying he had always mixed with people from a wide spectrum of society.
He added that he had never liked to hear people implying that rural folk were less sophisticated than urbanites.

He also said he would not have a problem adjusting to the rural setting of Pendang. “I am not a Bangsarian, nor am I from Damansara Heights. I was born in Alor Star. I have relatives in Alor Star, Langkawi and Perlis. Balik kampung is something normal to me.”

He said the concerns of rural and urban folk were not too different.

“In both Tokai and Sungai Tiang, I can say that the general concern among the people is the rising cost of living.

“In Tokai, the challenge is how to ensure the price of padi matches the efforts put in by padi farmers. As for Sungai Tiang, which is home to many rubber tappers, the low price of rubber is something they worry about daily.

“These are issues the central government can help address if there are policies specifically to help those in agriculture.”

He noted that the Pakatan manifesto promises to pursue such policies.

“My task is to meet the voters and convince them that the PH manifesto is good for them. I hope that the voters, especially those who support PAS, will realise that any vote that is not for PH is a vote to help Najib Razak and Umno remain in power.”

He claimed that he would have the advantage if he had to face both Umno and PAS candidates because the votes of those not supportive of Pakatan would be split between his two rivals.

He is also banking on the popularity of Pakatan chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his son Mukhriz because they belong to his party.

“Mahathir’s presence will help our campaign in Pendang,” he said. “And we also have the influence of Mukhriz. Many voters feel that he was treated unfairly when he was forced to step down as Kedah MB. He was one of the few Umno leaders then who made it clear that the GST places a burden on the people.”

Wan Saiful described himself as “merely an instrument” in Pakatan’s hopeful march to victory in the coming polls.

“I hope voters can help ensure that Mahathir become prime minister again,” he said. “It would be great if, in the two years before we achieve Vision 2020, that vision is achieved by none other than the man who initiated it.”

Pendang was where the late Fadzil Noor, the PAS president until his death in 2002, broke Barisan Nasional’s winning streak in 1999.

In the last election, Umno’s Othman Abdul defeated Mohamad Sabu, who contested as a PAS candidate, by 2,638 votes in a straight fight.

First published for Free Malaysian Today , 18 April 2018

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