Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Selangor Speaker declares Port Klang seat vacant

Selangor Speaker declares Port Klang seat vacant - The Malaysian Insider

January 19, 2011
Badrul quit PKR in 2009 to turn independent. — file pic
SHAH ALAM, Jan 19 — Selangor legislative assembly Speaker Datuk Teng Chang Khim has declared the Port Klang seat vacant as its representative Badrul Hisham Abdullah has been absent for six months.

He told reporters today that the assemblyman has not attended a sitting of the assembly since July 15, 2010 and, therefore, the seat has been vacant as of January 16, 2011.

Article 69 of the Selangor Constitution states that a member of the legislative assembly who is absent for a period of six months must vacate his or her seat.

Badrul quit PKR in 2009 and turned independent.

However, the Election Commission (EC) will have to determine if a by-election will be held.

Tenang by election: A snapshot of government abuse

Tenang by election: A snapshot of government abuse

| January 19, 2011 at 8:48 AM | Categories: Malaysia My Home
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  1. As the by-election for Tenang is getting closer, the news of power abuse
    by Johor State Education Department (JSED) Director Markom Giran takes center stage. It was reported that he had called for a meeting among teachers and use them in profiling the parents via the students input into BN, non BN supporters and the fence sitters. He talks about converting the non BN supporters
    and the fence sitters in ensuring they will vote BN

  2. It reminds me of the Nazi's in WW II where they too had gone initiated a human profiling system where they would segregate the Jews and Non Jews. The JSED had apparently issued a transfer order to the husband of Puan Normala
    after it PAS had announced that she would be contesting
    in Tenang. It was subsequently withdrawn after it became clear that it could be a political issue that PR can capitalize.

  3. With strong and irrefutable evidence like a video on the YouTube
    , it is clear that the JSED had abused his position and power. Sadly the Ministry of Education has not even raised a whimper on the matter. This is a snapshot on government abuse of the government machinery.

  4. People like Markom Giran cant seems to appreciate his role as a government servant in a professional manner. He is not able to differentiate the support for the policies of the government of the day and the political party that governs the government of the day. I believe there is many more Markom Giran out there. This people thrive under the protection of the political powers and survived the system and reached the top based on some ability and plenty of networking.

  5. An election is supposed to be about fair play. In this case and also in the past election in this country, there is no fair play. The government controlled media, the use of official functions as a platform for campaigning and many other tactical measures gives the government of the day the edge that they need to ensure a greater probability of a win. It only suggest one thing i.e. there is a strong probability that BN would lose many seats in this country if they were contesting in a "truly level playing field"

  6. Based on what is happening in Tenang, I have decided to help Normala. She needs all the help that she can get to ensure a win. Since I am not able to go down to Tenang and assist her in the election, I will do the next best thing which is to make a small token contribution to PAS. They need the money to run the campaign. I am doing it not because I support Normala or PAS but because I want a better level playing field. May I suggest the readers out there also make a small contribution to the account below.

    Parti Islam Se Malaysia

    Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd

    Account number: 140 2301 0000885

    Branch: Jalan Raja Laut, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The emphasis above, is mine - done simply because I share similar sentiments with Raffick on the state of affairs .... (plus I'm proud to have contributed in my own small way too).
Please support PR/PAS in Tenang to get rid of the "buayas in Tenang waters"- for the sake of democracy in Malaysia.