MCA calls for the establishment for a National Sex Offender Registry immediately. Last year, Deputy Minister Hannah Yeoh announced that the Ministry of Women, Community and Family Development has come up with a child sex offender registry which will be up and running by 1 April 2019. While this move is applauded, and such effort is certainly praiseworthy, this registry service has several major drawbacks:
A leopard never changes its spots; we would do well to remember that Tun M’s first act as MoE in 1974 was to impose tighter govt control over local varsities & deprive students of their political rights. Oppression of the academia became a constant throughout his reign.
This morning, I was at the KL Court Complex to witness BN, Gerakan, and 4 other NGOs file applications to intervene in GPMS’-Mappim’s lawsuit to get the courts to declare vernacular schools unconstitutional.
Many of my fellow constituents, as well as friends, have asked me for my opinion about the legality of MACC Chief Commissioner Latheefa Koya’s bombshell disclosure. Some of them were amused, some vindictive, but all of them were united in worry about the state of our country’s laws.
We all remember the uproar in May 2018 when Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that he will be taking on a second Cabinet portfolio as Education Minister, contrary to Pakatan Harapan’s manifesto which states that the Prime Minister should not hold any other positions in the cabinet. Which is why I sighed with relief when Dr Mahathir relented and allowed Dr. Maszlee bin Malik to take up the role of Education Minister instead.