The Opening of the 14th Parliament: Will Trouble await?

16 July 2018

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Kesian Rembau duduk sorang-sorang. Mana pergi geng pembangkang yang lain? Tak nak angkat sumpah jadi ahli Dewan Rakyat ke? 😅

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Najib arrives at Parliament for maiden sitting under Harapan

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Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak arrived at the Dewan Rakyat today for the first parliamentary session since the landmark 14th general election (GE14).

The sitting is the first in the nation’s history where BN will occupy the opposition bench after its humiliating defeat in the May 9 election.

Dressed in black, he smiled, waved and wished the crowd “good morning” as he headed into the hall. The crowd comprised the media and parliament staff.

His former right-hand man and newly-minted Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi arrived shortly after, followed by former Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin, both also dressed in black.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/434352

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15 July 2018

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Excerpts from:

Najib up to no good at the opening of Parliament?

Lim Kit Siang  |  Published:

MP SPEAKS | The statement issued by Najib Abdul Razak addressed to the Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran not to blame him if Pakatan Harapan can’t decide on the Parliament speaker is the surest tell-tale sign that the former prime minister is up to no good at the opening of Parliament.

I thank those who had mistakenly congratulated me as the new speaker of Parliament – as I will be a backbencher, and not speaker.

But there is no problem with the Pakatan Harapan deciding on the Parliament speaker, as the primary challenge of the 14th Parliament is to take the steps to become a world-class Parliament, recognised by others around the world for its parliamentary reform and innovation, and not one infamous for global kleptocracy.

I have no doubt that with the new speaker, Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof, the 14th Parliament can fulfil its promise and potential to be a world-class Parliament for reform and innovation.

Under Ariff, Malaysians will have a Parliament they can feel proud of – one that understands the ‘Malaysian dream’ for all Malaysians, and not one which is like the traditional three monkeys with eyes that see not, ears that hear not and mouth that speaks not.

Najib probably thought that the opening of Parliament is the first and best time after the ignominious Umno-BN GE14 defeat for him to demonstrate that although he had been ousted as the prime minister, he is still the primary political force to be reckoned with by the ruling coalition.
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What is actually the most significant in these two months after the historic and watershed May 9 polls is that neither Najib nor the Umno leadership is prepared to show contrition for the two toxic legacies of his – firstly, turning Malaysia into a global kleptocracy as a result or the monstrous 1MDB money-laundering scandal, and secondly, unleashing the most toxic, vicious and divisive politics of race, religion, hate, fear and lies in Malaysian history and now trying to revive such toxic and divisive politics.

Are there any Umno MPs who is prepared to break ranks in the 14th Parliament and apologise for these two toxic Najib legacies?

Will the MCA deputy president Wee Ka Siong do it? Will the new MIC president direct the two MIC MPs to do it?

Malaysians will know soon enough.


LIM KIT SIANG is the MP for Iskandar Puteri.

The views expressed here are those of the author/contributor and do not necessarily represent the views of Malaysiakini.

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POSTPONE PARLIAMENT SITTING OR ELSE…: UMNO MAN ISSUES WARNING, CITES ‘SLEIGHT OF HAND OVER SPEAKER’S APPOINTMENT – EVEN AS FEARS GROW NAJIB SUPPORTERS OUT TO CAUSE UNREST TOMORROW

July 15, 2018

GEORGE TOWN: Umno secretary-general Annuar Musa has called for the Dewan Rakyat sitting to be postponed until due process is followed in the appointment of a speaker.

He questioned whether the government had followed procedures and submitted the name of its nominee in time.

A former judge, Mohamad Ariff Yusof, is to be proposed by Pakatan Harapan. His name was confirmed today by Pakatan chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Under Dewan Rakyat rules, the name of a nominee and his acceptance of nomination must be submitted to the House at least 14 days before the Dewan Rakyat’s first sitting. The Speaker is elected by MPs in a secret ballot.

The government has said it sent the name of the nominee to the House on July 2. However, Annuar, who is MP for Ketereh, asked if the nomination letter had been backdated. “Is there some silap mata (sleight of hand) in this?”

“Eight years ago, when we wanted to nominate Pandikar Amin Mulia as speaker, the secretary of the House flew to Kota Kinabalu to affirm his letter of undertaking,” Annuar said.

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Price rises at Food Courts and other places when GST has been abolished: Why?

Pakatan Harapan has won GE 14 but seems to be losing the war against rises in price at food centers and restaurants…

Why are food prices up despite the end of GST?

In Ipoh, anyway.

When it ws announced that the GST would be abolished, many of us expected prics to remain unchanged. However, the next morning, a cup of kopi-0 went up by 10 sen in every place I went to except for one place in Bercham.

16 July 2018

One month on, after zero GST: Who are the winners and losers?

KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 — How has the new policy of not collecting the Goods and Services Tax (GST) affected Malaysian businesses and consumers after 30 days?

Here Malay Mail brings you the list of those who benefited the most and those who somehow missed the benefits, based on checks with industry players:

The big winner: Car dealers

Datuk Aishah Ahmad, president of Malaysian Automotive Association, told Malay Mail that the orders received by the association’s members for cars have been “tremendous” after the GST was zero-rated.
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A mixed bag: Retail

But not everyone’s a winner.

Retail Group Malaysia managing director Tan Hai Hsin, whose reports are based on surveys of Malaysia Retailers Association members, said the zero-rated GST did help to improve retail sales but said this depended on the type of businesses.

“For the month of June 2018, increase in sales varied among retailers. Hari Raya festival (also school holiday, World Cup, Father’s Day and Raya bonuses) helped to push sales as well,” he told Malay Mail.

“Some retailers enjoyed 30 per cent increase in business, while others only 10 per cent. Some did not see improvement in sales,” he said, adding that the varied result in improved sales also depended on the additional discounts offered by retailers on top of the shaving off of 6 per cent GST on prices.

Businesses that enjoyed higher sales were those selling high value-added retail goods (such as cars, luxury items, electrical goods, electronics goods, gadgets and furniture) and those offering high value-added services (such as travel, house renovation, medical, beauty and hair care), Tan said.
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Tan said retailers who did not record a major increase in sales are provision shops, sundry shops and mini-markets, while those with no increase in business are small online retailers, hawkers, coffee shops, market stalls and other temporary stalls.

Datuk Seri Garry Chua, president of the Malaysia Retail Chain Association, similarly said the associations have received increased sales depending on the sector, with big-ticket items like cars and electrical goods, where more money can be saved, enjoying a bigger boost in sales.
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Life goes on: Restaurants

C. Krishnan, vice-president of Malaysian Indian Restaurant Owners’ Association, said the zero-rating of GST is not going to make much of a difference in restaurants’ operating costs.

He pointed out that restaurant operators had been absorbing an estimated 10 per cent to 30 per cent of costs in the last three years after GST was introduced, attributing the higher costs to various factors such as pricier imported ingredients due to a weak ringgit, fuel costs and electricity.
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He noted that most of his members’ customers are from the lower-income or mid-income group who regularly visit to catch a simple meal before or after work, saying that they had different price expectations as compared to when they visit other type of eateries.

“If you are going to much bigger restaurants, franchise or fast food, I think most of them don’t care how much the bill comes up, we are ready to pay, even 10 per cent service charge even before GST came. We are already prepared to go and pay that amount.

“Whereas we expect common restaurants to not be burdened by these levies and taxes, so now I think the buying power is slightly increased,” he said.
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Consumers

While the zero-rating of GST may not amount to much savings for small items, Malaysians still get to save a lot with the tax break.

Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations deputy president Mohd Yusof Abdul Rahman however said the federation had received many unofficial complaints from Malaysian consumers who were disappointed that prices only fell to pre-GST levels and did not drop further.

“However consumers still save a lot because GST is not only imposed on goods, but also on services, and most of the services that we use now don’t have the 6 per cent GST,” he said, having noted that zero GST actually only means that goods prices will be less 6 per cent of the tax and does not necessarily have to be lower.

https://www.malaymail.com/s/1652625/one-month-on-after-zero-gst-who-are-the-winners-and-losers#.W0v954QoZ9k.twitter

15 July 2018

No GST but the price goes up from rm2.00 to rm2.20 for a cincau drink at what was formerly Woolley’s but now Family Food Court in Ipoh Garden, Ipoh

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IGP Fuzi: There is no link between Jho Low and 1MDB.

This what Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun, IGP, said: There is no link between Jho Low and 1MDB. Mamy people did not agree. Indeed, the new Government is pursuing Jho Low all over the world because of his link to 1MDB.

10 July 2018

Jul 10

arifsetia Retweeted E.S. Shankar

That prove IGP Fuzi_Harun is not really keen to catch Jho Low. Up to chedetofficial to decide whether to maintain a baggage IGP or replace for a more Integrity, Accountable and Committed IGP. M’sia PDRM a laughing stock for many

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This is the reason IGP Fuzi must be sacked. The new PH governemnt must not compromise with those individuals who directly or indirectly involved in covering up Najib and Jho Low in the 1mdb scandal.

7 March 2018

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IGP Fuzi has made Malaysia the laughing stock of his peers in the world and Malaysia an international laughing stock with his statement last night “nothing to link Jho Low with 1MDB” –

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Challenge to IGP Fuzi to quote chapter and verse from the PAC Report on 1MDB which states that there is ‘nothing to link Jho Low with 1MDB” or that Najib had not committed any crime in the 1MDB scandal! –

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Opposition should question in Parliament & who exactly IGP has questioned to say there is no link between Jho Low and 1MDB? Has he questioned co-Equanimity owner & JL’s father Larry Low who lives in Penang?

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Here is the very day Najib, Rosmah & fly and Jho Low hatched the 1MDB/SRC RM46 billion fraud, looting & plunder! If Fuzi wants proof 1MDB and Jho Low are connected, all he has to do is contact US DoJ. Is 1 phone call too difficult for the IGP?

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IGP: Investigations reveal no link between Jho Low and 1MDB

Wednesday, 7 Mar 2018

PETALING JAYA: There is no link between Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Low and 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), says Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.

The Inspector-General of Police said an investigation had already been carried out by the police based on the findings of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in April 2016.

“Based on that investigation, Low never worked for the company nor did he make any business decision for the company.

“All business decisions were made by the 1MDB board of directors,” he said in a statement on Wednesday.

Mohamad Fuzi, however, added that the investigation is still ongoing and action would be taken if any new evidence implicating Low surfaces.

He added that the seizure of the Equanimity yacht in Bali was merely a civil forfeiture against Low and not against 1MDB.
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Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/03/07/igp-no-link-between-jho-low-equanimity-yacht-seizure-and-1mdb/#YBDtSAzU1rIFmriJ.99

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Two Malaysians deported by Australia for having obscene, indecent material in their smart phone! Will there be a 3rd?

14 July 2018

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Second Malaysian Deported of Australia Over ‘Sexually Depraved Images’ In a Week

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According to News.com.au, a Malaysian foreign national caught with child exploitation material when he arrived in Australia will be deported.

“The 38-year-old arrived in Melbourne on an Air Asia flight on Tuesday but was sent straight to Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Centre after officers found two videos and 20 photos containing illegal material on his phone.

Australian Border Force says this is the second detection of child exploitation material at an international airport in less than a week.”

This is the 2nd Malaysian who got deported with ‘sexually depraved’ content in the mobile phone which means there will be more random checks on travellers (especially Malaysians).

We are making the wrong headlines in Australia and this doesn’t look good for other Malaysian travellers.

http://www.placesandfoods.com/2018/07/second-malaysian-deported-of-australia.html

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Australia deports M’sian for possessing ‘child exploitation material’

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A 38-year-old Malaysian man has been deported from Melbourne, Australia after he was found with “child exploitation material.”

This is the second such incident reported this week in which a Malaysian was denied entry to Australia as a result of possessing illicit material.

The Australian Border Forc (ABF) said in a statement issued today that officers had found two videos and twenty photos containing what was deemed to be child exploitation material on a mobile device.

The man, who arrived on Tuesday, was detained pending deportation and had his device seized.

It is unclear if the man was detained upon returning to Malaysia.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/434217

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13 July 2018

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Australia deports Malaysian man found with ‘abhorrent’ sexual material

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A 43-year-old Malaysian has been deported from Australia this morning after his mobile phone was found to have contained videos of “extreme sexual depravity and violence”, Australian authorities have said.

The Australian Border Force (ABF) stated that the man, whom it did not name, was detained upon arrival at Perth International Airport on Wednesday after an inspection of his phone revealed the videos.

The man, it said, had arrived from Malaysia with a tourist visa and had been stopped for a baggage examination.

The ABF is an independent operations body underneath the country’s Home Affairs portfolio tasked with, among others, customs services, as well as investigating and enforcing immigration infractions.

“A 43-year-old Malaysian man who arrived at Perth International Airport on July 11, 2018, has been removed from Australia after abhorrent material was located in his mobile phone.

“During examination of the man’s phone, ABF officers discovered a number of videos depicting extreme sexual depravity and violence deemed to contravene the standards of morality, decency and propriety under the Customs Prohibited Import Regulations.

“Officers seized the phone and subsequently cancelled his visa,” the ABF said in a statement issued today.

It went on to state that the man was detained and transferred to the Perth Immigration Detention Centre until his subsequent removal from Australia earlier this morning.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/434032

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Umno Youth chief Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki sends his children to SJKC but objects to recognising the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)…

12 July 2018

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No problem in supporting SJKC but opposing UEC – Asyraf Wajdi

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Umno Youth chief Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki does not think sending his children to national Chinese-type schools (SJKC) is contradictory to his objection to recognising the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC).

In a statement today, he said his decision to school his children in SJKC proved he was not racist.

“My intention is to expose my children so they are able to get along well with ethnically Chinese students at an SJKC, which is a school based on the national education system,” he said, adding that the Education Act 1966 also provided for the SJKC.

https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/433974

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Amirul Ruslan | Haramkan Nikah Bawah Umur Retweeted Zaidel Baharuddin

Supporting UEC is supporting segregation.

Amirul Ruslan | Haramkan Nikah Bawah Umur added,

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Recognizing the UEC: Opening Pandora’s Box?

 

THE PH MANIFESTO AND UEC RECONITION

The UEC is the school-leaving certificate issued by The Chinese Independent Schools in Malaysia.

The United Chinese School Committees Association of Malaysia (Dong Zong) and United Chinese School Teachers’ Association of Malaysia (Jiao Zong) have denied claims that the UEC syllabus was imported from Taiwan. The UEC syllabus was drafted based on the national education curriculum standards of Malaysia’s Education Ministry.

As a part of its electoral promises, Pakatan Harapan (PH) pledged to recognize the UEC within 100 days of taking power.

THE RECOGNITION OF THE UEC
1. Pro Malay parties like UMNO and PAS are against it.
2. Pro Malay NGOs will be furious.
3. MCA and Gerakan will be for it and will be extremely vocal, something these “mice” and “chickens” dared not talk about openly or to UMNO when they were UMNO’s “dogs”. They will “stir the pot” as much as they can., acting like “lions”.

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UEC not part of Pakatan’s ‘100 days’ pledges, says manifesto chairman

July 14, 2018

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Any decision on recognising UEC must go through in-depth study, says Rais Hussin.

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PETALING JAYA: A PPBM leader said Pakatan Harapan (PH) was not obliged to recognise the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) within the coalition’s first 100 days in power.

Rais Hussin, who chaired PH’s manifesto committee for the 14th general election, said the coalition’s promise to recognise the examination certificate for private Chinese schools was part of 60 pledges by the coalition, to be implemented in the next five years.

“UEC recognition is the second phase of the PH manifesto,” Rais told FMT, in the wake of criticism against the government over its plans to recognise UEC, which would allow the certificate to be used for entry in local public universities.

Rais said any decision on UEC could only be reached after an in-depth study, as it involved the education sector.

“It’s not as easy as frying an egg. We can’t just implement it. It has to be done in stages,” he said.

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2018/07/14/uec-not-part-of-pakatans-100-days-pledges-says-manifesto-chairman/

Recognising UEC may cost Pakatan GE15, Ibrahim Ali says

KUALA LUMPUR, July 13 — Outgoing Perkasa president Datuk Ibrahim Ali warned Pakatan Harapan (PH) today that it could lose the next general election if it recognised the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) in Chinese independent schools.

In a press conference today, Ibrahim claimed that the move would also create racial tensions, as the syllabus and school-leaving certificate in Chinese independent secondary schools, whose medium of instruction is Chinese, purportedly did not conform with the National Education Policy.

“This is not about race, not racist, but this is an issue which everyone knows. That the UEC is based on the Taiwanese examination system.

“Even before this, the Barisan Nasional (BN) wanted to recognise it, but with the condition that the students have to pass Bahasa Malaysia at SPM level,” he said, referring to the Form Five Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia public examination.

The head of the Malay rights group said that Malays will feel threatened, as they will perceive PH as giving in to the needs of the ethnic Chinese.

“Recently the BN government lost because of living cost. Later in the next election, we see. The people will make decision the other way then. So the protest will come from the ballot box.

“Whatever they want to do, it cannot undermine the basic things which have been stated in the constitution. This is important,” the former Pasir Mas MP added.

He also criticised Malay leaders in PH, labelling them as “stinky durian” and lacking ‘dignity”, should they support the recognition of UEC.

“No national identity, no patriotism. You may be highly educated, but unable to defend the important basics of a nation,” Ibrahim added.

https://www.malaymail.com/s/1652081/recognising-uec-may-cost-pakatan-ge15-ibrahim-ali-says

12 July 2018

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So… the Internet is abuzz with Ketua Pemuda UMNO making noise on UEC but send his kids t SRJKC… amacam

Recognising the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) in Malaysia requires an in-depth study, besides considering the interests of the country’s majority ethnic group, says former sociocultural adviser to the government Rais Yatim.

Rais said the government should also consider the views of the Conference of Rulers on the implication UEC’s recognition would have towards Bahasa Malaysia, Islam, and Malay customs.

“I think that (recognising) the UEC is something big which touches on the core of civilization, the core of education and the core of our country’s values. Therefore it requires an in-depth study first.

“This means it’s not something that can just be decided by the cabinet, but rather requires input from scholars as well as social and community development experts in the country,” he told reporters after a lecture on youth leadership here today.

Rais said the government should also look at the origins of the UEC and its true purpose, as well as how it would affect the position of the Bahasa Malaysia and Malaysia’s education system in general, moving forward.

“In addition, it is also necessary for the government to examine why it needs to be recognised. Is this something of interest to the majority, or to certain quarters with a vested interest in the future of a particular group,” he said.

– Bernama

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/433617

Govt should recognise UEC to fulfil Pakatan manifesto, says MCA Youth


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PETALING JAYA: The Pakatan Harapan government should recognise the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) to fulfil its election manifesto, says MCA Youth.

In a statement, its chairman Datuk Chong Sin Woon (pic) said before the general election, both Barisan Nasional and Pakatan had listed the recognition of the UEC as one of their election promises (the UEC is a standardised exam taken in Chinese independent schools).

“This shows that UEC recognition was high on the agenda for both the (then) ruling and opposition parties,” he said.

However, Chong said that after GE14, newly minted Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik had came out with reasons claiming that recognising the UEC may undermine the status of the national language and national unity, adding that PAS and Umno Youth had also released similar statements.
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Chong added that the recognition of UEC was resolved by the former Barisan government much earlier, as the government also accepted A-Levels and other equivalent qualifications for entry into public universities.

Hence, he called upon Dr Maszlee to delegate the authority of recognising the UEC to his deputy Teo Nie Ching, whom he said was once a Chinese Independent High School student.

“She can set up a special committee led by herself to help complete matters pertaining to UEC recognition by the end of this year.

“This is to fulfill Pakatan’s election manifesto, that is, to recognise UEC unconditionally,” he said, adding that Teo was the only one who had a positive attitude towards UEC recognition.
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MARANG, July 8 — The Education Ministry will carry out a holistic study before making a decision on whether to recognise the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC), said its Minister Dr Maszlee Malik.

He said the ministry would also take into account the views of all quarters as well as the interests of Bahasa Melayu as the national language and the impact of the recognition.

Maszlee said although there had been calls for the UEC to be recognised as one of the public universities’ entry requirements, the ministry would not be hasty in making any decision.

“(Although) UEC (recognition) is among the promises made in Pakatan Harapan’s manifesto, we need to take into account the views of various parties and (the interests) of Bahasa Melayu and national harmony. I will meet with various stakeholders including those who champion the national language,” he told reporters after visiting Sekolah Kebangsaan Seberang Marang here today.

https://www.malaymail.com/s/1650131/maszlee-education-ministry-to-carry-out-holistic-study-on-uec-recognition

JAHIL sungguh sebahagian orang Melayu yang bergelar dan berjawatan, apabila berkata tutup sekolah tahfiz (agama) dan iktiraf Sijil Peperiksaan Bersepadu Sekolah Persendirian Cina (UEC).

Menjadi jahil murakab apabila mahukan sekolah tahfiz ditutup. Mereka ini rakyat Malaysia ke bukan? Membaca Perlembagaan atau tidak? Peliknya, kenapa mereka tidak tidak sensitif langsung masih ramai rakyat Malaysia yang tidak boleh bertutur dan berkomunikasi dalam Bahasa Melayu (BM) selaku bahasa negara?

Sepatutnya, sebagai rakyat Malaysia, semuanya mesti fasih berbahasa Melayu (BM), bahasa negara, seperti keluarga Cina saya.

Persoalannya, kenapa masih ada, malah ramai dalam kalangan rakyat Malaysia, termasuk wakil rakyat, bercakap BM berterabur, sedangkan kita sudah merdeka lebih 60 tahun? Dalam keadaan sebegini pun, lebih hina lagi apabila ada mendesak kerajaan mengiktiraf UEC, meskipun ia bercanggah dengan hasrat kerajaan dan agenda pembinaan negara bangsa.

Agenda negara seperti bahasa negara (BM) mesti dikuatkuasakan dan jangan dipolitikkan. Belum pun 100 hari saya lihat kesilapan demi kesilapan telah dilakukan barisan pemimpin PH yang mengetuai kerajaan Malaysia. Mungkin disebabkan oleh ramai dalam kalangan mereka yang tidak mempunyai pengalaman.
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https://www.ismaweb.net/2018/07/09/tutup-tahfiz-iktiraf-uec-jahilnya/

Umno Youth: UEC recognition will make education system ‘disorderly’

July 9, 2018

Its newly elected chief Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki says recognising different certificates of the same level will reflect poorly on the nation’s education system.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Umno Youth has objected to the proposal by the new Pakatan Harapan (PH) government to recognise the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC), including for entry into public institutions of higher learning.

Its new chief Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki claimed that the move would make the Malaysian education system become “disorderly” as there were other certificates of the same level that were already recognised by the government.

He said it would also lead to failure in efforts to achieve national identity and racial integration.

 

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2018/07/09/umno-youth-uec-recognition-will-make-education-system-disorderly/

Deputy minister pledges official recognition for UEC by year-end

https://www.malaymail.com/s/1650006/deputy-minister-pledges-official-recognition-for-uec-by-year-end

Rakyat Melaka Bantah Tindakan KM Iktiraf UEC

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Rakyat Melaka Bantah Tindakan KM Iktiraf UEC

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UEC graduates assessed in various aspects: Malacca CM

MALACCA: The intake of Unified Examination Certificate holders into the Malacca civil service should not be made a big issue as it is subject to several important criteria, said Chief Minister Adly Zahari…

He said one important criteria was a pass in Bahasa Melayu.

“Before we (Malacca) announced the intake at the state level, we have considered the needs, views and other matters before including it in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) manifesto at the state level.

“No quota has been set for the intake of these certificate holders. We will also look at the educational background of the applicants for state posts, not just the UEC,” he said here today.
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Adly was commenting on an allegation made by independent preacher Prof Dr Ridhuan Tee Abdullah that the decision by the Malacca state government to take in UEC holders was uncivilised and would allow certain parties to set their own curriculum, use a Chinese language as a medium of instruction and conduct their own examinations without referring to the Education Ministry and the Malaysian Examination Board. — Bernama

http://www.thesundaily.my/news/2018/07/06/uec-graduates-assessed-various-aspects-malacca-cm

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Anonymous Threat to Seri Delima ADUN, Syerleena Abdul Rashid: Death waits for her…

15 July 2018

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‘IT’S OK TO ASSASSINATE SYERLEENA, HER BLOOD IS HALAL’ – DAP REP IN SHOCK AT FACEBOOK POSTERS ‘LEGALIZING’ HER MURDER

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Hannah Yeoh Retweeted malaysiakini.com

Just nasty. please investigate these threats urgently and hang in there

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Posters ‘legitimising’ Syerleena’s murder appear on Facebook

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Seri Delima assemblyperson Syerleena Abdul Rashid is up in arms over malicious Facebook posters “legalising” (menghalalkan) her murder for allegedly betraying Islam and attacking its religious institutions.

One poster, which has gone viral on social media, bears the calls to violence: “Her blood is halal, and it is not a sin to kill her.”

Another poster states: “She betrayed Islam. She ought to be killed, because as a Muslim she is colluding with Chinese infidels (Cina kafir harbi) to attack Muslim institutions.”

Accompanying the poster is an image of her giving a speech, superimposed with the caption “I vow to attack Islamic institutions, especially Jakim (Islamic Development Department), for the sake of DAP.”

Syerleena had previously denied the claims which first surfaced last year, and re-emerged as she went on the 14th general election campaign trail.

According to the DAP lawmaker, the posters containing the threats appeared on the Facebook pages of users Yanz AB Rahman and Fitri AMRR.

A similar poster by a user named Khairul Anwar Ismail said: “I am on standby and I am just waiting for the siren to sound.”

“This is a clear death threat and a threat to my safety,” Syerleena said.

“The worst comment is on a Facebook post by one Ja Gmum, who uploaded the post on July 13, which has been shared more than 379 times.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/434309

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A DAP assemblyperson in Penang has received a death threat over a malicious slander that she would attack all Islamic institutions, especially Jakim (Malaysian Islamic Development Department), for the sake of her party. First-term Seri Delima representative Syerleena Abdul Rashid said she received the death threat via a note in her post box at 3.30pm yesterday.

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Lebanese jeweller, Global Royalty Trading SAL: Rosmah, where is our jewellery?

In June 2018, the police seized more than RM1 billion worth of items in raids at several premises linked to Najib.

From exclusive gala to RM60m suit: Rosmah’s fallout with Lebanese jewellers

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KINIGUIDE | In October 2011, former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak’s wife Rosmah Mansor was in London to attend a charity gala organised by leading diamond trader Samer Halimeh at the five-star Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

The gala was a lavish affair, with fashion designers, dignitaries, and royalty being photographed at the event, including the Pahang Sultanah Kalsom Abdullah.

Almost seven years later, Rosmah and Samer are now on opposite sides of the courtroom, with the Lebanese jeweller being part of an RM60 million suit against the former.

In this Kiniguide, Malaysiakini explains what the suit entails, and who is involved in the Lebanese company behind the suit.

What is the suit about?

The suit, filed by Lebanese wholesale jeweller Global Royalty Trading SAL on June 26, concerns a consignment of 44 pieces of jewellery which was sent to Rosmah in February and seized by the police in May.

In the court documents, it was stated that the February consignment was delivered to Rosmah by Samer, who was listed as the salesperson and agent, in addition to another individual named Maen Shakhshir.
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In the suit, Global Royalty claimed that it is the rightful owner of the 44 items of jewellery which was seized by the police and sought a mandatory order for the items to be returned, or alternatively, for Rosmah to pay an amount based on the value of the jewellery.

What do we know about Global Royalty?

Currently not much is known about Global Royalty, although it describes itself as world-famous.
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The biggest shareholder and the director-general of the company was listed as “Lina Hassib Halimeh”.
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Unlike Global Royalty, Samer has an online presence on most forms of social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well as his own website.

A check through Samer’s Instagram page also revealed that he has not only met Rosmah and the Pahang Sultanah, but also met Sarawak governor Abdul Taib Mahmud (photo) in Monaco in May 2014.

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However, Samer has also established five storefront locations, in New York, London, Cannes, Riyadh and at the Starhill Gallery in Kuala Lumpur (photo).

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Is there any connection between Samer Halimeh and Lina Halimeh?

At this moment, it is unclear whether there is a link between the two Halimehs. Malaysiakini has been unable to unearth any verifiable proof that the pair is connected other than through the lawsuit.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/433944

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RM60m worth of gems seized from Najib’s houses from Beirut jeweller?

PETALING JAYA: Did US$14.79 million (RM60 million) worth of jewellery from the estimated RM440 million luxury goods seized from residences linked to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak come from a wholesale jeweller from Lebanon?

Global Royalty Trading SAL, the jeweller based in Beirut, filed the US$14.79 million suit against Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor at the Kuala Lumpur High Court on June 26.

The suit was over a consignment of 44 pieces of jewellery which were sent to Najib’s wife in February. They were said to be seized by the police in May.

Malaysiakini today reported that the Beirut-based firm alleged Rosmah was a long-standing customer.

In the Feb 10 consignment, the report said 44 pieces of jewellery were sent to Rosmah, including diamond necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings and a tiara worth between US$124,000 and US$925,000 each.

Global Royalty cited a letter dated May 22 in which Rosmah allegedly acknowledged receipt of the jewellery. However, it said in its statement of claim that the items were no longer with Rosmah as they had been seized by the authorities.

The report said Global Royalty is seeking a court declaration that it is the rightful owner of the jewellery, and that the items must be returned failing which Rosmah must pay the amount determined based on the value of the pieces.

Global Royalty claimed that as in previous years, the company would send a consignment of jewellery to Rosmah according to her demand for her to evaluate and purchase, and to be paid by her or by a third party, the portal reported.

It added that pieces of jewellery that were not chosen would be returned.

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EXCLUSIVE | A well-known wholesale jeweller from Lebanon filed a US$14.79 million (RM59.831 million) suit against Rosmah Mansor last month over a consignment of 44 pieces of jewellery which were sent to her in February, and seized by the police in May.

In documents sighted by Malaysiakini, Global Royalty Trading SAL filed the suit against the wife of former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak at the High Court in Kuala Lumpur on June 26 through the firm of Messrs David Gurupatham and Koay.

In its statement of claim, the Beirut-based firm alleged that Rosmah was a long-standing customer, and that the company also sold pieces of jewellery around the world, including to royal families.

Global Royalty claimed that as in previous years, the company would send a consignment of jewellery to Rosmah according to her demand for her to evaluate and purchase, and to be paid by her or by a third party.

The company said pieces of jewellery that were not chosen would be returned.

Global Royalty further alleged that at times, Rosmah would borrow the jewellery, and she or her agent would receive them in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore or Dubai.

The company claimed that a handover memorandum would accompany the jewellery consignment, describing the terms and conditions.

‘Rosmah acknowledged receiving the items’

Global Royalty, through memorandum number 926 dated Feb 10 this year, had sent the 44 pieces of jewellery, which included diamond necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets and a tiara, each costing between US$124,000 and US$925,000.
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The company claimed that Rosmah, in a letter dated May 22, acknowledged receiving those items.

“She had acknowledged in writing on receiving the consignment. However, it is no longer in her custody as it had been seized by the Malaysian authorities,” the statement of claim added.

The terms and conditions of the memorandum included the delivery and return of the jewellery, and that the title of the jewellery remains with the consignor, the owner of the items.

In the suit, Global Royalty sought a declaration from the court that it is the rightful owner of the 44 items of jewellery.

The company further sought a mandatory order for the items to be returned or alternatively, if those items cannot be returned, that Rosmah pays the amount stated based on the value of the jewellery.

The case management on the matter will be held today.

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Lebanese jeweller sues Rosmah for RM60 million over seized diamonds

July 10, 2018

The company says the former prime minister’s wife would sometimes borrow jewellery to evaluate and purchase.
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PETALING JAYA: A Lebanese wholesale jeweller has filed a RM60 million suit against Rosmah Mansor for the return of 44 pieces of jewellery seized during police raids of properties linked to her husband Najib Razak in May.

According to Malaysiakini, Global Royalty Trading SAL, a company based in Beirut, filed the US$14.79 million (RM59.831 million) suit against Rosmah at the Kuala Lumpur High Court on June 26.
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Last month, the police said over RM1 billion worth of items was seized in raids at several premises linked to Najib after Pakatan Harapan took over Putrajaya in the May 9 polls.

These included 72 bags of cash and valuables, and hundreds of boxes containing luxury handbags.

Thirty-five of the bags contained RM116.7 million in cash while another 25 bags contained 12,000 items of jewellery, including rings and diamond earrings estimated to cost RM440 million in materials alone.

Police said these included 1,400 chains, 2,200 rings, 2,800 pairs of earrings and 14 tiaras. The most valuable piece of jewellery was a white diamond necklace estimated to cost RM6.4 million.

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2018/07/10/lebanese-jeweller-sues-rosmah-for-rm60-million-over-seized-diamonds/

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Mahathir is 93 today. What a difference one year has made!

On his 92nd birthday last year, Mahathir faced the might of the BN government. Today, he is PM and BN is breaking up. UMNO? Out in the wilderness of politics….

Ulangtahun Kelahiran YAB Perdana Menteri kita, Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad yang ke 93 tahun. Semoga terus diberi kesihatan yang baik seterusnya dapat meneruskan amanah Allah untuk menjaga negara Malaysia. Thank for saving Malaysia. We Love You, Sir! Hidup Tun!

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Porn watchers in Malaysia: The Police are watching you! Not MCMC, though.

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MCMC does not act on its own in combating online pornography –
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SHAH ALAM, July 12 (Bernama) — The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) does not conduct on its own any surveillance or survey of pornographic websites, especially those offering child pornography, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo.

It would only help the police and other relevant authorities upon request in taking action against pornographic websites, he said.

“MCMC will assist the authorities in certain cases. That’s their action. Even in online gambling too. When there’s any request, they will assist,” he said at a press conference after launching the Integrated Parcel Centre (IPC) expansion project here today.

An online portal reported that a new police unit, equipped with the latest technology right out of ‘Mission Impossible’ movies, has been recently set up to sniff out online pornography.

Sexual, Women and Child Investigation Division (D11) principal assistant director ACP Ong Chin Lan said the sole remit of the newly-launched Malaysia Internet Crime Against Children Investigation Unit (MICAC) was to monitor traffic at pornographic websites, especially those offering child porn.

It would locate and pinpoint in real time, 24/7, Internet users surfing these sites and build a ‘data library’ of these individuals – what portals they frequent, how long they spend on the sites, and the files they upload and download – that will help the authorities in prosecuting them.

Police will pick up those who visit these sites regularly and use a software that was specially developed to allow them to identify, locate and track visits to porn sites, especially those involving child porn.

The intelligence will be passed on to the MCMC to obtain the Internet users’ details.

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Are you watching child porn? 

“We will pick up those who visit these sites regularly. We use a software that was specially developed to allow us to identify, locate and track visits to porn sites, especially those involving child porn.
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“It is an offence (under Section 292 of the Penal Code) to download or upload pornographic material. Now, with the unit ready to go, we can seize and confiscate handphones, for example, for inspection. This will be done on a case-by-case basis.

https://www.nst.com.my/news/exclusive/2018/07/388926/exclusive-police-will-know-if-you-watch-porn

Individuals who upload and download smut, even in the ‘safety’ of their own homes and with handphones, be warned! You’re being monitored, writes ALIZA SHAH.
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A new police unit, equipped with the latest technology right out of Mission Impossible movies, has been recently set up to sniff out online pornography.

Sexual, Women and Child Investigation Division (D11) principal assistant director Assistant Commissioner Ong Chin Lan told the New Straits Times that the sole remit of the newly-launched Malaysia Internet Crime Against Children Investigation Unit (Micac) was to monitor traffic at pornographic websites, especially those offering child porn.

It would locate and pinpoint in real time, 24/7, Internet users surfing these sites and build a “data library” of these individuals — what portals they frequent, how long they spend on the sites, and the files they upload and download — that will help the authorities in prosecuting them.

The division, she added, would work towards enhancing its system and expanding its coverage to include those who surfed pornography.

“We will pick up those who visit these sites regularly. We use a software that was specially developed to allow us to identify, locate and track visits to porn sites, especially those involving child porn.

“The intelligence we get will be passed on to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), so we can obtain the Internet users’ details.
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At the time the NST was given a tour of the system, which was around noon, the computer monitors were lit up and peppered with multi-coloured balloon markers indicating the location of some 2,500 IPs nationwide that were uploading or downloading pornographic material.

The balloon markers were divided into seven colours, each indicating the file-sharing platform being used to share explicit contents.

Ong said data from a report by the Dutch police identified close to 20,000 IP addresses in Malaysia actively uploading and downloading explicit images and footage of minors.

The report also established that Malaysia had the highest number of people uploading and downloading child pornography.

Ong said Micac had the power to seize handphones, computers or laptops to check for pornographic material.

“It is an offence (under Section 292 of the Penal Code) to download or upload pornographic material. Now, with the unit ready to go, we can seize and confiscate handphones, for example, for inspection. This will be done on a case-by-case basis.
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https://www.nst.com.my/news/exclusive/2018/07/388926/exclusive-police-will-know-if-you-watch-porn

30 January 2018

Malaysia tops in South-East (sic) for online child pornography

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia has the highest number of IP addresses uploading and downloading photographs and visuals of child pornography in South-East Asia, authorities have said.

The number of children falling prey to perpetrators whom they befriended online is also reportedly increasing fast.

Many Malaysian parents let their children use handphones without monitoring them, and more than 60 per cent of children spend time in online chatrooms on the Internet on a daily basis.

Data shows that close to 20,000 IP addresses in Malaysia upload and download photographs and visuals of child pornography and that the country ranks top in South-East Asia in this regard.

Asst Comm Ong Chin Lan of the Royal Malaysia Police’s Sexual, Women and Child Investigation Division (D11), in a seminar on “Cyber Protection for Children”, revealed that based on data furnished by Dutch police based in Malaysia in 2015, about 17,338 IP addresses involved in child pornography were from Malaysia.

http://www.asiaone.com/malaysia/malaysia-tops-south-east-online-child-pornography?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter&link_time=1517286831#xtor=CS2-4

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