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.
How could and why should AG Tommy Thomas interfere with the finding of the Ipoh Magistrate Court which recognised that an offence of sexual abuse had been committed against a minor at a tahfiz school? This meddling into court proceedings brings the credibility and independence of the AG and the AG’s Chambers into disrepute. He should refer to his own book, Abuse of Power and refrain from intervening in court cases.
MCA takes note of the proposal by MTUC to extend the retirement age from the current 60 to 65 years. It is immature of Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq to reject the proposal, and demand that youths be the first to be given quality employment opportunities whilst ensuring that youths are given promotion. His demand is utmost irresponsible as it suggests pinning blame on potential retirees as hogging onto jobs.
At the outset, I want to thank the team at CanSurvive Malaysia for making this event possible. My interest in their talks and endeavours first prompted me to start volunteering with CanSurvive Malaysia two years ago. Convinced by my eagerness to contribute, I was thereafter selected as the MC for last year’s conference before appointed […]
MCA stands with the retired senior civil servants who form G25 who from the past have exhorted that the original wording of Article 12(4) ie “ibubapa” in the Perlembagaan Persekutuan be restored, for the avoidance of doubt.
As the murder charge against Viet national Doan Thi Huong has been reduced to a lower charge of causing harm using dangerous means, although paradoxically, the Attorney-General’s Chambers withdrew the identical charge from her co-accused Siti Aisyah, questions are raised as to the double standards and inconsistency practised by the AGC unto both women.