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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

PRM : Ambil Tindakan Tegas Banteras Pemerdagangan Manusia

27-05-15

PRM : Ambil Tindakan Tegas Banteras Pemerdagangan Manusia

Parti Rakyat Malaysia (PRM) menyeru  kerajaan BN supaya dengan tegas mengambil tindakan sewajarnya untuk membanteras kegiatan sindiket pemerdagangan manusia, membendung selama-lamanya penyeludupan pendatang asing  tanpa izin seperti pendatang  Rohingya dan Bangladesh masuk ke Malaysia, tidak membenarkan warga asing tersebut memasuki Malaysia secara haram, serta menyiasat sedalam-dalamnya penglibatan kakitangan kerajaan  terlibat dan menghukum kesemua mereka.

Berita yang mengejutkan mendedahkan  bahawa terdapat 139 kubur dan kem  penempatan  sementara manusia yang diperdagang  ditemukan  dalam hutan belantara negeri Perlis bersempadan dengan Thailand , bahkan sudah wujud selama 2 tahun, membuktikan kecaman dan kritikan antarabangsa bahawa Malaysia tidak bersungguh-sungguh membanteras kegiatan pemerdagangan manusia adalah benar, bukannya sembarangan tuduhan yang direka.

Pada hakikatnya, NGO bergiat dalam  aktiviti hak manusia  pernah mengkritik aktiviti pemerdagangan manusia, dan PRM juga mendapat matlumat yang  menunjukkan pendatang asing tanpa izin boleh dengan mudahnya keluar masuk melalui sempadan Malaysia dan Thailand atau di sepanjang perairan Malaysia.Ini mungkin menggambarkan sebabnya  begitu  ramai orang Rohingya dan Bangla berpusu-pusu hendak ke Malaysia, Thailand dan Indonesia melalui lautan. Memauski  negara ini merupakan perkara yang mudah sekali.

Berita tersebut telah diketahui umum  bahawa Malaysia adalah negeri memerdangankan manusia. Perkara ini amat memalukan, merosakkan nama baik negara, pada masa yang sama mendedahkan wujudnya kelemahan dan kebocoran pertahanan negara,  kawalan keselamatan  tidak rapi, anasir-anasir penjenayah lain boleh dengan mudah keluar masuk sempadan Malaysia untuk melakukan  jenayah, keselamatan menjadi masalah besar, dan terdapat sebahagian pegawai awam demi kepentingan diri, menyalahguna kedudukan mereka. Dengan kata lain, pihak berkenaan tidak melaksanakan tugas dengan sempurna, tidak menjaga anak buahnya dengan baik.

Untuk  memulihkan nama negara yang tercemar, menghapuskan rasuah dan salahguna kuasa di kalangan kakitangan kerajaan, memupuk keselamatan masyarakat yang baik, membendung pendatang asing tanpa izin dan pelarian berleluasa, pihak berkuasa perlu menyiasat bersungguh-sungguh kegiatan pemerdagangan manusia, menghancurkan sindiket jenayah ini, menghukum penjenayah terlibat, mengemaskan jabatan kerajaan berkaitan, membanteras rasuah dan penyalahgunaan kuasa, meningkatkan kawalan sempadan, untuk mencegah masalah yang sama berulang apabila suasana dan keadaan yang mengejutkan tersebut  reda.

Setiausaha Agung

Koh Swe yong
012-2766551

Saturday, May 16, 2015

PRM:- Perlu Pertahanan Sempadan yang Menyeluruh untuk Sabah Timur

Perlu  Pertahanan Sempadan yang Menyeluruh untuk Sabah Timur

Parti Rakyat Malaysia (PRM) mengkritik bahawa peristiwa penculikan 2 orang pada petang 7.45 Mei 14 di sebuah restoran makanan laut, Ocean King,  di Sandakan Sabah, menyerlahkan ketidak-cukupian profesionalisme  pihak berkuasa yang dipertanggungjawab menjaga keselamatan  kawasan tersebut . Pihak berkenaan tidak berfikiran  secara menyeluruh dan mendalam tentang  ancaman yang serius daripada anasir-anasir bersenjata Filipina Selatan terhadap rakyat   Pantai Timur Sabah, bahkan terhadap seluruh Sabah.

Perintah berkurung yang dikuatkuasakan dan dilanjutkan di Keselamatan Khas Pantai  Timur Sabah (ESSCOM)dari 7.00 petang ke 5.00 pagi meliputi perairan laut bermula dari 3 batu nautika ke kawasan perairan bersempadan dengan  Filipina Selatan, menunjukkan pihak berkenaan tidak bervisi jauh, dan tidak menjangka bahawa setelah berkali-kali anasir bersenjata Filipina Selatan mengecapi kemanisan madu, anasir ini akan mencerobohi dan melakukan penculikan di  perairan laut dari pantai ke 3 batu nautika atau atas daratan. Ini boleh dikatakan pihak berkenaan lalai dan bertindak dengan tidak memuaskan.

Selain itu, menteri dalam negeri dan menetri pertahanan  kerajaan pusat harus juga bertanggung terhadap berlakunya peristiwa penculikan Sandakan. Walaupun anasir bersenjata Filipina Selatan berkali-kali melakukan penculikan pada masa  dua tahun yang lalu, menteri-menteri berkenaan tidak memberikan penyelesaian  yang lengkap serta membekalkan pelengkapan senjata yang  sempurna, mempertahankan Pantai Timur Sabah, untuk menangani pencerobohan dan penculikan bersenjata dari luar negara, menjaga keselamatan khalayak umum, sehingga lah Ketua Menteri Sabah pun  tidak sabar dan berteriak “cukuplah kami harungi”, dan menuntut supaya kerajaan pusat menambah bekalan kelengkapan pertahanan,  helikopter penyerang dibekal untuk menyerang mana-mana  pencerobohan bersenjata.

PRM berpendapat bahawa pihak berkuasa yang dipertanggungjawab menjaga keselamatan rakyat harus menambah-baikkan daya-upaya profesionalisme mereka kerana keadaan dan suasana masyarakat di dalam dan di luar negeri  makin hari makin rumit dan kompleks,  ketagihan  mengguna Akta Hasutan atau Akta Tahan Tanpa   Bicara terhadap mereka yang berpendapat berlainan (dessidents) daripada elit berkuasa,  akan menyebabkan hilangnya  keinginan untuk meningkatkan daya profesionalisme, dan seterusnya tidak dapat memberikan perkhidmatan keselamatan yang cemerlang dan bermutu tinggi kepada rakyat, mempertahankan rakyat supaya bebas daripada ancaman peny erangan dan penculikan  anasir bersenjata Filipina Selatan atau penjenayah lain seperti peragut dan penyamun.

Setiausaha Agung PRM

Koh Swe Yong
012-2766551

Thursday, May 7, 2015

P44 Permatang Pauh election results


P44 Permatang Pauh election results


10.18pm: OFFICIAL RESULTS FROM ELECTION COMMISSION

PKR - 30,316 (57.1 percent of the popular vote)
BN - 21,475 (40.44 percent of the popular vote, up by 0.38 percent)
Ind - 367
PRM - 101

Majoriti: 8,841

Spoilt vote: 843

Quick analysis: Although the majority is lower, due to a lower turnout (74.53 percent turnout, compared to 88.3 percent in 2013), the share of the popular vote is virtually at status quo.

In contrast, BN's share of the popular vote in the Rompin by-election dropped by five percent from 65.52 percent to 60.57 percent.



Published: Friday May 8, 2015 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Friday May 8, 2015 MYT 7:04:46 AM

PKR retains Permatang Pauh seat but with smaller majority


 
BUKIT MERTAJAM: PKR has comfortably retained the Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat in a by-election, but with a smaller majority.

Party president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, 62, polled 30,316 votes to beat Barisan Nasional’s Suhaimi Sabudin by 8,841, fewer than the 11,721-majority garnered by her husband Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in the 2013 general election.

Suhaimi, 43, who is Permatang Pauh Umno division secretary, garnered 21,475 votes in the four-cornered fight.

Parti Rakyat Malaysia’s Azman Shah Othman, 50, and independent Salleh Isahak, 53, both lost their RM10,000 deposit after only polling 101 and 367 votes respectively, which were fewer than one-eighth of the votes cast or the minimum required to keep their money. There were 843 spoilt votes.

The results of the by-election was announced at 10.15pm by returning officer Jusni Ismail at the National Youth Skills Institute tallying centre here yesterday.

Clear winner: Wan Azizah and some of her supporters posing for a group photo at the tally centre in Bukit Mertajam.
Clear winner: Wan Azizah and some of her supporters posing for a group photo at the tally centre in Bukit Mertajam.
 
Dr Wan Azizah, who arrived at the centre at 8.55pm accompanied by PKR deputy president Azmin Ali, said her victory showed that the rakyat, especially the voters of Permatang Pauh, wanted to strengthen Pakatan Rakyat.

“It also shows that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is very much on their minds,” she said. “He is still relevant to the society.
 
“The result is also a referendum to the Federal Government that they oppose the Goods and Services Tax,” she added.

A DAP division member later presented her with a bouquet of flowers in conjunction with this Sunday’s Mother’s Day.

Meanwhile, Suhaimi expressed sadness but said it was “an eye-opener”.

“I’ll take this by-election as an experience to further expand my political career.

“I thank all those who have supported me and promise that Barisan will continue to serve the people,” said Suhaimi, who was accompanied by his wife Firyal Harlina Napiah, 42.

Barisan by-election director Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said: “We accept the voters’ choice with an open heart, but it was unfortunate that there was commotion in some areas.

“Some parties acted as though there are no laws in the country.”

Also present were Penang Umno chief Datuk Zainal Abidin Osman, Penang Gerakan chairman Teng Chang Yeow and other Barisan leaders.

The turnout in the May 2013 general election was 88.2% from a total electorate of 71,808 compared to almost 74% at yesterday’s by-election from an electorate of 71,890. Anwar polled 37,090 votes against 25,368 garnered by Barisan’s Mazlan Ismail.

Anwar, who is PKR adviser, and his wife have held the seat since 1982 when he first won it on a Barisan ticket. 

After Anwar’s arrest in September 1998, Dr Wan Azizah contested and won the seat in the 1999 general election under the then Parti Keadilan Nasional and retained it in the 2004 and 2008 general elections.

She vacated the seat on July 31, 2008, for a by-election which was won by Anwar with a majority of 15,671 votes. 

The lowest majority garnered by Dr Wan Azizah was in the 2004 general election when she won by only 590 votes.

Yesterday’s by-election was held following Anwar’s conviction for sodomising his former aide and after an unsuccessful appeal for a royal pardon. - Star, 8/5/2015


Monday, May 4, 2015

Utusan Hari Buruh 1 Mei Parti Rakyat Malaysia (PRM)



Utusan Hari Buruh 1 Mei Parti Rakyat Malaysia (PRM)

Bersatulah Seluruh Umat Buruh Malaysia dan Sedunia  

Parti Rakyat Malaysia mengucapkan selamat Hari Buruh kepada seluruh umat buruh Malaysia dan Sedunia. Bersatulah, buat kesimpulanlah perjuangan  setahun yang lalu, tingkatkan kesedaran politik dan ekonomi umat buruh.  Dalam keadaan sosio-ekonomi negara dan dunia yang  kurang menggalakkan dan penuh dengan ketidakpastian,  tuntutlah  keterjaminan pekerjaan umat buruh (job security), suasana kerja yang lebih kondusif, gaji dan kebajikan yang lebih baik, dan pertahankan hak-hak umat buruh  untuk masa setahun akan datang.  

Hari Buruh tanda kemenangan perjuangan umat buruh di seluruh dunia menentang penindasan dan eksploitasi yang zalim,  menambahbaik keadaan dan suasana tempat kerja, meningkatkan kebajikan dan gaji, serta tuntut dan pertahan   hak-hak umat buruh.

Kini, negara dan masyarakat  kita sedang menghadapi kemelut ekonomi yang serius. Harga minyak mentah dan hasil sumber asli seperti getah terjunam jatuh, sumber-sumber lain kian berkurangan, eksport barangan pembuatan kurang baik, manakala elit pemerintah hidup dengan mewah dan boros, sedangkan rakyat jelata hidup sengsara dan susah.

Dalam keadaan sumber-sumber kita makin tipis,  demi mengisi kewangan yang makin kurang, elit pemerintah tidak menghiraukan kesusahan dan bantahan rakyat jelata, subsidi untuk barangan keperluan asas  ditarik balik, pelbagai cukai dilaksana serta dinaikkan, GST (cukai penjualan dan perkhidmatan) dikenakan dan sebagainya.

Akibatnya, harga barang melambung naik, menyebabkan kehidupan orang ramai tertekan dan terhimpit, kehidupan mereka kian hari kian susah, khususnya keadaan hidup  umat  buruh kasar dan yang bekerja manual paling teruk. Sebaliknya upacara perkawinan anak elit pemerintah mencurahkan perbelanjaan 3 juta ringgit  untuk menghias dewan perkahwinan, sedangkan rakyat  dikenakan dan dibebankan membayar cukai GST 6%.  

Parti Rakyat Malaysia menyeru seluruh umat buruh sama ada bekerja secara manual atau secara intelek  bersatulah, berkesatuanlah, tingkatkan semangat perjuangan  menentang tekanan, penindasan dan eksploitasi, menentang dasar buruh murah  buruh pendatang. Kita semua senasib, sama-sama kita berjuang, mengubah sistem yang tidak munasabah dan menekan, sama-sama mencipta masa  depan yang ceria dan cerah.

Yang benar,


Koh Swe Yong
(Setiausaha Agung PRM)
012-2766551

I have many pet names, but mine is Azman Shah Othman(Rakyat Post)

I have many pet names, but mine is Azman Shah Othman

MICHAEL MURTY By:
MICHAEL MURTY





PRM Permatang Pauh candidate Azman Shah Othman says while he supports hudud, he wanted a detailed explanation of the syariah based law. — TRP pic by Michael Murty

PERMATANG PAUH, May 2, 2015:

 

One-month-old Parti Rakyat Malaysia (PRM) member Azman Shah Othman was named as its candidate in the Permatang Pauh by-election, amidst controversy and inconsistencies.
It was previously reported that former Penang PRM chairman Datuk Gary Nair called on Azman to withdraw from the by-election.
The central leadership later refuted that claiming Azman was a candidate of their choosing.
Azman,50, a businessman, entered the race in controversy on nomination day, when he told reporters his name was Azman Shafie and that he was an independent candidate.
At the press conference today, he denied ever giving that name.
“I have many pet names but my name is Azman Shah Othman.
“I said I was independent because I am not aligned to either Barisan Nasional or Pakatan Rakyat. I was not well, it was very hot there and I was thinking of all kinds of things,” he said at a press conference at Safira Country Club, here today.
He said the party did not have a manifesto and people did not have to hear from him as they could always go for ceramahs held by BN and PR.
“I have held small greet sessions with voters, but let BN and PR hold their ceramah first and we will show up at the end to brainwash them and surprise them.”
When asked if he supported hudud, he said the party did but wanted a detailed explanation as many aspects of it was still unclear.
The candidate who claimed he knew a little Mandarin because he studied in a Chinese school, alleged although he had only been a PRM member for one month when he joined on April 9, he was the perfect choice for the people to have their voices heard in Parliament.
“I want to help channel their disappointments and meet their needs as their representative.”
PRM president Ariffin Salimon, 77, meanwhile said the party did not support the Sedition Act 1948 and the implementation of the Goods andServices Tax (GST).
“The GST burdens the low income people, this is our stand.”
PRM secretary-general Koh Swe Yong said Azman’s nomination was the first northern zone candidate of their party in over 40 years.
“The decision to field him was last minute and there was some confusion between our members about that.
“We want to announce that he is our candidate and despite us not having alliance with any coalition, we are willing to work with anyone that can bring benefit to the people.”
Party vice-president and PRM northern zone coordinator Goh Chuin Loon said Azman was chosen despite being a relatively new member, because the latter was local and the party found he had what it took to be the candidate.
“We at the PRM northern zone suggested him and the central leadership agreed.
“We classify what happened with Gary Nair as a miscommunication and despite that we want to say that we value his contributions to the party.”
-The Rakyat Post

Parti Rakyat man backs hudud in Kelantan

Parti Rakyat man backs hudud in Kelantan

 | May 2, 2015
We must first look at how they plan to implement and enforce it, he says
shah hukum hudud
SEBERANG JAYA: Azman Shah Othman, the Parti Rakyat Malaysia candidate in Permatang Pauh, has declared support for hudud, the Islamic criminal penalties. He said he backs the PAS-led Kelantan state government’s controversial decision to implement hudud in Kelantan.

But he said PRM must first scrutinise the Kelantan government’s plans on enforcing the law.

In March the Kelantan government passed amendments to existing state Syariah law to pave way for enforcing hudud, pending parliamentary approval.

“We support hudud as it is Allah’s law. But we have to first look at how the government plans to implement and enforce it,” said Azman, who was born in Permatang Pauh 50 years ago but now lives in Sungai Petani, Kedah.

He was unveiled as PRM candidate for the Permatang Pauh by-election by PRM vice president Goh Chuin Loon today, just five days away from polling on May 7.

Goh said Azman was not an independent candidate as claimed last week by former party Penang chairman Gary Nair who, he said, was an ordinary party member and not in a position to declare Azman’s status.

Nair, claiming to be chairman of the Penang chapter, had said the party had rejected Azman’s candidacy as he was not even a PRM member.

Goh said the party had pooled together all northern region branches into a combined northern zone at the national congress in November. The Penang branch ceased to exist, and Nair’s purported position as Penang chairman was redundant.

The northern zone PRM is based in Sungai Petani, Goh said, clarifying that Azman had been an ardent party supporter before becoming a member on April 9 last year.

Asked about Nair’s stand against Azman’s candidature, Goh merely said that “his views could be caused by a misunderstanding and miscommunication.”

Azman meanwhile said Parti Rakyat planned to have small dialogue sessions and a door-to-door campaign to “reach out to voters” and leave the task of organising large scale public rallies and events to its opponent from Parti Keadilan Rakyat and Barisan Nasional.

He said PRM, which began its by-election campaign on May Day, was capable of springing a surprise on polling day.

Azman faces PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, BN’s Suhaimi Sabudin and independent candidate Salleh Isahak.

- See more at: http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2015/05/02/parti-rakyat-man-backs-hudud-in-kelantan/#sthash.gGvewohV.dpuf

After week’s silence, PRM finally starts Permatang Pauh campaign (Malay Mail)

After week’s silence, PRM finally starts Permatang Pauh campaign

By Opalyn Mok
Saturday May 2, 2015
12:38 PM GMT+8
Parti Rakyat Malaysia (PRM) candidate Azman Shah is set to start his campaign for the Permatang Pauh by-election, May 2, 2015. — Picture by K.E. OoiParti Rakyat Malaysia (PRM) candidate Azman Shah is set to start his campaign for the Permatang Pauh by-election, May 2, 2015. — Picture by K.E. Ooi PERMATANG PAUH, May 2 — Parti Rakyat Malaysia (PRM) that is also contesting in the Permatang Pauh by-election finally made an appearance today on the eighth day of the campaign.
The little-known party called a press conference this morning to introduce its candidate, Azman Shah Othman, and explain its campaign strategy.

“We are not going to organise any large scale ceramahs or events but we will be meeting the people more,” Azman said at the press conference at Safira Country Club in Seberang Jaya here.

He said they will let their political opponents, Barisan Nasional and PKR, organise the major events and ceramahs.

“People can go for their large scale events and after that, we will meet the people to ‘brainwash them’ and we will ‘surprise’ everyone in the end,” he said.

PRM only started meeting the people yesterday and Azman said they will continue doing so to “reach out to the people” throughout the campaign period until polling day on May 7.

He said his goal is to be there for the people and really listen to them, which he believed the young voters are more receptive to.

When asked about the Penang PRM branch’s objections against Azman as the candidate, the party vice president Goh Chuin Loon said the former Penang PRM chairman Gary Nair is now only an ordinary member.

She also said the Penang PRM branch no longer exists as the party, during its last congress in November, had combined all branches here into the northern zone PRM.

“We respect Gary’s views on this as he is a long-time member of PRM but we believe that his objections were due to a misunderstanding and pure miscommunication,” she said.

Gary had objected to Azman’s candidacy and PRM contesting in the by-election, while claiming Azman was not a party member.

Goh said Azman had joined PRM on April 9 this year but before that he had been a “strong PRM supporter”.

When asked why a new member was picked as a candidate, she said it is because he was a local and very passionate about serving the people.

As for PRM’s stand on the controversial hudud bill submitted by PAS, Azman said they support hudud as it is Allah’s law but they must first look at how the government plans to implement and enforce it.

The northern zone PRM is based in Sungai Petani, Kedah and they admitted that they had “very few PRM members in Penang”.

Azman is in a four corner fight with PKR’s Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, BN’s Suhaimi Sabudin and independent candidate Salleh Isahak for the May 7 by-election.
- See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/after-weeks-silence-prm-finally-starts-permatang-pauh-campaign#sthash.4r04efYQ.dpuf