Tuesday, March 8, 2016

UNHOLY UNION



They say in politics, there are no permanent friends nor enemies, only interests. This is true very much so now following Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's "unholy union" with those in the Opposition to oust Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Razak as Prime Minister at whatever cost.

Dr Mahathir seemed adamant to force Najib out of office, to the extent of chucking out of the window whatever principles he held while he himself was in office for 22 long years.

He should be in the most capital position to know the proper protocol to relieve a democratically elected Prime Minister from office.



I Apologise. It Does Not My Heart Good To Display The Picture of Our "Former" Statesman With The Other "Characters" In this Awkwardly "Dodgy" Drama, So This Space Will Remain Void.

This is no longer about removing Najib but bringing down the government in the next general election.

The situation does not warrant a no confidence vote on the Prime Minister in Parliament nor is there any room for such a move to be initiated against the President in the party. This is because Najib currently enjoys the overwhelming support in the government and from the Barisan Nasional coalition. 

This, in a nutshell, deems void the call to remove Najib through "non-violent and legally permissible means".

It must also be reminded that Najib was elected President of Umno through the most democratic process the party has ever seen as he was the one who pushed for the election process to include 100,000 grassroot members compared to divisional delegates numbering just around 2,000 previously.

Similarly, seeking the "removal of all those acting in concert with him" would mean removing all the Cabinet members, the UMNO Supreme Council and the grassroots leaders comprising divisional heads and the chiefs of the wings in their respective divisions.

Failing to go through the legal and proper procedures available, this declaration can only be seen as a desperate measure to rally support among the rakyat, which will prove to be devastating at best if it succeeds considering they do not have common grounds to move the country forward.

The recent laws and agreement mentioned in the declaration went through the lower and upper houses of Parliament and obtained the Royal Assent, which meant that the federal constitution was duly observed in all its glory.

Finally, the irony of seeking the separation of powers among the executive, legislative and the judiciary is that it was tabled by the very man who was allegedly responsible for the removal of a Lord President during his time.

This call therefore fails to bear any credence on that score. 

Furthermore, the independence of these three branches of government have proven to be protected best under the current Prime Minister compared to his predecessors.

Some may have said that the co-signing of the so called "citizen's declaration" without "goofing off" and slapping each others' back was better than the warm and "overly" cordial relationship shown by the members of the government with the opposition. 

They, however, failed to see the distinction whereby where government policies are concerned, we draw the line hard and clear without compromise. 

A strong indication was given by Mahathir earlier of this "Unholy Union" when he attended the Bersih 4 rally but chose not to be present at the National Day celebrations on the very next day.

The goal of Mahathir's "third" exit from UMNO may not achieve its purpose. It has failed to draw the same amount of shock and emotions among the rakyat this time around. 
History will not likely repeat itself at this juncture. 

At best, he will sadly be remembered in finality as the fourth past President of UMNO to have ended his journey in life outside of the party that he had once served with flying colours.

- The Patriot is the State Assemblyman for Kempas, Johor.


Friday, January 22, 2016

NO SUBSTITUTE TO NATIONAL SECURITY


1. From the first time I took the oath of office and since then, I have pressed on the importance of national security especially for Johoreans in my capacity as the State Representative for Kempas.

2. I've touched on a possible tie-up of a foreign company manning the security of a good part of Iskandar, drawing concerns about the tapping of classified details pertaining to the government and its officials.

3. I've raised concern on the special arrangement of bringing in foreign Chinese workers to the state. I've asked whether background checks were done on them and if secured bonds or guarantees were locked in from the supplying nation, which has imposed on us conditions for their companies to invest here. This was raised after reading about the possibility of Chinese investors shipping prison inmates as labourers for their projects abroad.

4. I've also touched on the increase in the crime rate involving foreigners, which was 2,291 cases in 2012 but shot up to a staggering 13,591 in 2014. And on the very day I made my speech about it in the State Assembly, there was a crime being committed that almost left the victim dead with a cracked head in Pasir Gudang involving a foreigner.

5. All these concerns, which should be high above in the list of priorities in our state and country, were either left unreported or unanswered.

6. Yesterday, The Star and Malay Mail reported of the "Silent Assassins" from Bangladesh being arrested in Singapore. They were allegedly to have "planned terror activities in other countries including their homeland."

7. With 1.5 million Bangladeshis in the works to be allowed in, not to mention the hundreds of thousands who are still here, I ask again, have we done and are we doing thorough screening on them?

8. I had the privilege of witnessing the special forces (police) in action manning the Senai airport on the first day of their operation upon arrival from the Capital a few days ago. And today, I saw four heavily armed personnel talking to each other and laughing instead of looking serious and being on a lookout for suspicious characters at the Subang Airport. 

9. The uniform and intimidating hardware looked impressive but may only work on placed explosive operatives unwilling to die with it, (like the ones during the IRA insurgency in UK). It will not intimidate suicide bombers who are already willing to die with their thumbs on the detonator. There's not much one can do when it's strapped to the body and has arrived at its target location.

10.  While the police intelligence have done an excellent job intercepting the operatives so far, the onus is on the federal government to ensure that the millions who will fly in to stay on for years on contract here are scrutinised before they are cleared to blend with Malaysians at large. 

11. With the limited number of uniformed personnel on the ground nationwide, I'm certain this would ease their burden and reduce some risk of terrorism in this country. With a potential RM4.5 billion to be made and shared by the authorities and various parties, I'm sure the least the authorities could do is to ensure that Malaysians are safe with the influx of these 1.5 million strangers from Bangladesh.

12. National Security Is Paramount And We Should Leave No Stones Unturned. Prevention Is Better Than Regret Because With Terrorism, There Is No Cure.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

TUN ABDUL RAZAK; HOW I REMEMBERED HIM

It Was Exactly Forty Years Ago Today That I Remember My Late Father Slumped On The Stairs Next To The Table Where The Dial Phone Was Placed.

It Was Dark In The Evening With The Sound Of Crickets In The Background While We Were On Standby For Our Daily Updates From My Sister Hasnah.

She Was Instructed By Our Late Father To Be At The Hospital In Between Classes To Report On The Tun's Condition In London. The Public Phone By The Clinic Was Almost Hers That Week As She Was The Only One Hogging It.

(Being An Outsider Having No Access Whatsoever To Anyone In The Entourage, "Reporting On The Tun's Condition" Meant To Inform Us Of Any Development Taking Place In Or Around The Clinic Regarding The PM At The Time, Not Relating To His Medical Records).


We All Sat In The Dark On The Stairs At The Residence For A Good While Crying After My Sister Delivered The Devastating News Via A Reverse Charged Telephone Call From London.

Radio Television Singapore (As It Was Known Then) Confirmed It On The Very Next Tv News Broadcast, Hours Before Dato' Hussein Onn Appeared On Radio Television Malaysia, With The Official Statement.

I Remember It Vividly Being A 12 Year Old Boy, I Guess I Cried More So That Night After Seeing My Father Cry For The First Time Ever In My Life.

We Were All Sad To Hear The Passing Of A Man Whom I Can Safely Describe Today As The Greatest Prime Minister Malaysia Has Ever Produced, Who Was Called To Return To Our Maker Way Before His Time In The Book Of Mortals.

In The Midst Of The Deafening Silence In The Next Hour After The Revelation Of His Passing, I Silently Remembered When My Father Received A Note From Him Cautioning The Former For Sending Him A Humidor With Cigars Inscribed With The Initials.   "TAR ", In Fear Of It Being Claimed By Tunku Abdul Rahman To Be His. It Brought A Brief Smile To My Face Thinking Of His Wit And Light Humour.



We Thank The Late Tun Abdul Razak For Appointing Our Late Father As Ambassador To The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Denmark And Sweden While Offering Him United Kingdom As His Last Posting Which My Father Respectfully Declined After More Than A Decade Heading His Majesty's Mission Abroad.

But Most Of All, We Thank Him For Placing The Very Foundation On Which Malaysia Developed And Stands Solidly With Much Pride Today.

May The Soul Of Abdul Razak Bin Hussein Rest Peacefully Amongst The Truest Of Muslims By The Sight Of The Almighty, And Be Granted By Allah Swt, His Intercession On The Day Of Judgement.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

TAKE NO PRISONERS MR PRESIDENT!

Sixty Nine Years And Still Flying Strong, Insha'Allah 

Tonight Marks Exactly A Week After The Umno General Assembly Which Ended With The Presidential Winding Up Speech On A High Note.

I Waited For A Week To Write About It To Feel If The Adrenaline Remained High Seven Days After The Event, Or If It Simmered Down To A Freeze Even Before The Delegates Reached Home From It, Like Most Sceptics Predicted. 

The Words "There Will Be No Retreat! No Surrender!, No Retreat! No Surrender!" Kept On Ringing In My Head Until Today. It's A Strong Signal, Nay, A Stern Warning To The Detractors And Instigators That We WILL Finish Our Term As Ordained By God With The Same Team That Was Voted In By The Citizens Of Malaysia.

Let That Time Decide On Our Fate After The Rakyat Has Seriously Gauged Our Performance With Intellect Not Emotions And Stacked It Against The Promise Of The Opposition Coalition, That Is In Shambles And Looks Unable To Rebound On Time To Lead This Blessed Nation After The Next Elections.

With Only Two And A Half Years Left On The Clock, It Is Time We Employed The George W Bush Doctrine Of " Either You're With Us Or Against Us". No Two Ways About It.

We Have To Eliminate The Enemies Within And Move Forward As A Big, Strong And United Coalition Under One Flag.

Flag It Through!

The President Has Shown Magnanimity. Now It's Time To Exhibit Commanding Leadership.

While Those Who Attacked The Leadership From Within Were Too Engrossed With The Fear Of Not Winning In The Next Elections, The President And His Team Were Focussing And Will Continue To Focus On The Task At Hand Which Is Serving The Country And Taking It Across 2020 As A Full Fledged Developed Nation As Envisioned In The Sixth Malaysia Plan In 1991 By A Former Prime Minister Who Looks Like He Will Live To See It, Insha'Allah.

We Must Leave The Rest In The Hands Of God And The Voting Nation Letting Them Do Their Evaluation On This Administration And The Reforms That Came With It When The Time Comes.

In Conclusion, Despite The Intention To Take "The Storm Beyond The Cup", So To Speak In The General Assembly, It Ended With A Show Of Force And Unity Never Shown In Recent History Of The Party Convention.


So Let Us Reinforce Our Strength, Not Look Back And Together Declare With Our President, Without Compulsion, That There Will Be No Retreat, No Surrender, And Might We Add,  Take No Prisoners Either Sir!


Monday, December 7, 2015

A GENTLEMAN PRINCE

A Prince, An Officer And A Gentleman 

I First Met The Late Tunku Abdul Jalil Iskandar By Chance A Few Weeks Before The Elections In 2013 At The Prince Hotel In Kuala Lumpur.

I Was With The Members Of My Patriot Foundation Having A Political Brainstorm Over Supper. The Late Prince Himself Was Singing With The Live Band When His Father HRH The Sultan Of Johor Arrived. 

He Had Quite A Voice And We Enjoyed Our Time Listening To Him Serenade Those Who Were There. We Overstayed As The Only Way Out Was To Pass In Front Of HRH The Sultan's Table And We Thought, Being Johoreans, That It Was Inappropriate To Leave Before HRH Got Up For Anything.

Anyway When We Finally Did, We Managed To Say Hello To The Late Prince On Our Way Out. I Saw Then How His Demeanour Was Different From The Rest Of The Blue-bloods That I Have Met In My Entire Life.

He Was Calm, Collected And Very Humble. That Was The Only Time I Ever Spoke To Him, Though I Followed His Developments Just Like The Rest Of The Country.

The Last Time I Observed The Late Tunku Laksamana Was At The Johor Crown Prince's Wedding. Though He Was Frail, He Kept His Head Up High, Came In His Full Regalia And Carried Himself More " Royally " Than Even The Windsors, While Being Very Humble Greeting The VIP Guests.

Despite Not Having Had The Privilege Of Being Acquainted To The Late Tunku Abdul Jalil Iskandar, Tunku Laksamana Of Johor, His Royal Highness Certainly Reinforced My Political Upbringing By Reminding Me Through His Actions, During Sickness And In Health, In Life As Well As In Death, That One Can Be Great And Yet Maintain Humility At The Same Time, Which Makes One Even More Magnificent In The Eyes Of God And The Human Race.

What An Extraordinary Gift To Mankind Was He. A Gentleman Prince Of All Time.

May Allah's Blessings And Grace Be Upon Your Soul My Dear Prince, And May You Rest Amongst The Righteous In The Sight Of The Almighty.

Alfateha.




Tuesday, November 24, 2015

THE PATRIOT'S SPEECH AT THE JOHOR STATE ASSEMBLY

Ucapan
 YBM Datuk Tengku Putra Haron Aminurrashid 
Bin Tan Sri Tengku Abdul Hamid Jumat
Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri, Kempas
Di Dewan Undangan Negeri
Pada
 23hb November 2015



Bismillahirahmanir Rahim.

Assalamualaikum Wbt Dan Salam Muafakat Johor.

Yang Berhormat Tan Sri Speaker,

1. Pendahulu Kata, Kempas Merakamkan Ucapan Terima Kasih Kerana Di Beri Peluang Mengambil Bahagian Dalam Persidangan Ini.

2. Pertama-tamanya, Saya Mewakili Warga Kempas MerafakSembah Menjunjung Kasih Kepada Ke Bawah Duli Yang MahaMulia Sultan Ibrahim ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar SempenaHari Keputeraan Baginda Semalam. Semoga Tuanku Dikurniakan Kesihatan Yang Baik Dan Usia Yang PanjangUntuk Terus Memerintah Negeri Johor DaJajahan Takluknya Dengan Adil Dan Saksama. Daulat Tuanku! 

3. Keduanya, Kempas Merafak Sembah Menjunjung Kaseh Mendoakan Kesejahteraan KDYAM Tunku Laksamana Johor Tunku Abdul Jalil Sultan Ibrahim Yang Dilapurkan Sedang Menjalani Perubatan Ketika Ini. Sudah Tentunya Bukan Di Johor Sahaja Malah Di Seluruh Negara YanMengenali Hatibudi Beliau Turut Mendoakan Agar Dipulihkan Allah Secepat Mungkin. Amin.

4. Ketiganya, Kempas Merakamkan Setinggi-Tinggi Tahniah Kepada Pasukan Bolasepak Johor Darul Taqzim Di Atas Kejayaan Menjuarai Piala AFC. 

5. Kempas Menjunjung Kaseh Kepada DYAM Tunku Mahkota Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim Yang Bertanggungjawab Meningkatkan Prestasi Bolasepak Negeri Johor Dan Insha'Allah Malaysia Kelak. 

 YB Tan Sri Speaker

      BELANJAWAN NEGERI JOHOR 2016

6Kempas Mengucapkan Tahniah Dan Syabas Kepada YAB Datuk Seri Menteri Besar Yang Telah Membentangkan Belanjawan Untuk Tahun 2016. 

7Kempas Dapat Melihat Dengan Jelas Kesinambungan Dalam Usaha-Usaha Kerajaan Negeri Di Bawah Kepimpinan YAB Menteri Besar Untuk Memantapkan Lagi Pembangunan Ekonomi Negeri Johor, Meningkatkan Kesejahteraan Hidup Rakyat Dan Melengkapkan Modal Insan Berkemahiran Tinggi.

8Kempas Menyanjung Tinggi “Projek Penghidupan” Kerajaan Negeri Johor.

9Kita Sedia Maklum Sejak Akhir-Akhir Ini  Betapa Harga Sebuah Rumah Kini Sudah Tidak Tercapai Dek Akal. Kempas Berharap Projek Rumah Mampu Milik Ini Memungkinkan Setiap Rakyat Johor Memiliki Sekurang-Kurangnya Sebuah Rumah.

10Kempas Turut Melihat Kesungguhan Kerajaan Negeri Dalam Usaha Untuk Terus Memperkasakan Rakyat Johor Dengan KemahiranPengetahuan Dan Mencungkil SertaMemupuk Potensi Mereka Sehingga Ke Tahap Yang Tertinggi.

11Bak Kata Pepatah Inggeris Yang Pertama Kali Digunakan Di Pertengahan Kurun Ke10 Dahulu, “Give A Man A Fish And You Have Fed Him Once. Teach Him How To Fish And You Have Fed Him For A Lifetime.” (Dengan Izin)

12Usaha Kerajaan Negeri Akan Membolehkan Mereka Bukan Sahaja Dapat Turut Serta Dalam Pertumbuhan Ekonomi Negeri Johor Tetapi Juga Dalam Negara. 

13Tanpa Kemahiran, Mana Mungkin Rakyat Johor Boleh Mengambil Bahagian Dalam Peluang-Peluang Yang Disediakan Oleh Kerajaan Negeri Dan Kerajaan Persekutuan.

14Kempas Juga Merakamkan Ucapan Terimakasih Kepada Kerajaan Negeri Yang Telah Mengenalpasti Kempas Sebagai Lokasi Untuk Kompleks Penyayang Yang Berharga RM50 Juta, Dengan Suntikan Awal Oleh Kerajaan Persekutuan Sebanyak RM1.8 Juta.

15Semoga Pembinaan Kompleks Ini Dapat Menyediakan Khidmat Kebajikan Secara Integrated (Dengan Izin) Kepada Mereka Yang Kurang Bernasib Baik Seperti Kanak-Kanak, Wargatua Dan Ibu-Ibu Tunggal. Ianya Juga Melambangkan Keperihatinan Kerajaan Negeri Terhadap Mereka Yang Kurang Bernasib Baik Ini.

16Kempas Mendoakan Semoga Allah SWT Permudahkan Segala Urusan YAB Datuk Seri Menteri Besar Dalam Mentadbir Kerajaan Di Penggal Pertamanya Ini Dan Seterusnya.

17Kempas Turut Mendoakan Agar Semua Pelaksana Dasar Dapat Menjalankan Tanggungjawab Seperti Yang Telah Diamanahkan Kepada Mereka Dan Peruntukan Yang Diberikan Sampai Kepada Semua Kumpulan Sasaran.

YB Tan Sri Speaker

18. Dalam Ucapan Sulung Kempas Pada Sidang Dewan Pada 11hb November 2013, Kempas Telah Mencadangkan AgarDiwujudkan Suatu Sempadan Yang Jelas Bagi Pembangunan Dan Pelaburan Bagi Warga Asing Berimpak Tinggi BertujuanUntuk Melindungi RakyaTempatan Dari ImpakPembangunan Yang Tidak Mampu Dimiliki Rakyat Tempatan. 

19Pada Hari Ini Kempas Ingin Mengucapkan Setinggi-tinggiTerima Kasih DAtas Keprihatinan YAB Menteri Besar JohorYang Bestari. Dalam Pembentangan Belanjawan Negeri JohorUntuk Tahun 2016, YAB Telah Bertindak Jauh Lebih Unggul-Dengan Mengisytiharkan Penubuhan Zon Antarabangsa Bagi Koridor Pembangunan Selat Johor (KPSJ) Yang BakalMengawal Pemilikan Hartanah Oleh Rakyat Asing Di Johor Ini. Syabas YAB Dato’!

20. Walaubagaimanapun, Terdapat Di Dalam Belanjawan Tersebut Satu Cadangan Yang Membenarkan Pemilikan Warganegara Asing Dalam Pembangunan Perumahan Hartanah, Strata Bertanah Dan Komersial Atau Perdagangan Di Luar Zon Antarabangsa Sebanyak 10% Hingga 30% Sahaja Tertakluk Kepada Kategori Pembangunan Hartanah.

21Kempas Mohon Sedikit Pencerahan Dari YAB Datuk Seri Menteri Besar Bagaimana Cadangan Ini Boleh Melindungi Atau “Insulate” (Dengan Izin) Rakyat Johor Yang Bercadang Dan Ada Sedikit Kemampuan Memiliki Perumahan Bertanah, Strata Bertanah Dan Komersial Atau Perdagangan, Dari Spekulasi Harga Hartanah Jenis Ini.

22. Kerana Perunding-Perunding Hartanah Dilapurkan Berkata Had Harga Rumah RM2 Juta Untuk Perumahan Biasa Serta RM1 Juta Bagi Strata Titles (Dengan Izin) Pada PemilikHarta Asing Boleh Merangsang Pemaju Untuk Menaikkan Harga Hartanah Yang Dibina Untuk Rakyat Johor Terutamanya Di Iskandar Malaysia. Namun Demikian Jika Boleh Biarlah Pemilik Warga Asing Ini Hanya Terhad Di Dalam Zon Antarabangsa Sahaja Dan Bukan DI Luar.

YB Tan Sri Speaker 

23Seterusnya, Kempas Mohon Mencadangkan Kepada Kerajaan Negeri Untuk Juga Mengujudkan Zon Khas Bagi Peniaga-Peniaga Tempatan Terutamanya Bumiputera Untuk Berniaga di Tengah-Tengah Bandaraya.

24Premis Perniagaan di Zon Ini Di Kemudian Hari Tidak Boleh Di Ambil Oleh Mana-Mana Pihak Untuk Di Bina Semula Bagi Kegunaan Lain.

25Kita Sudah Dapat Melihat Bagaimana Peniaga-Peniaga Melayu Terpaksa Berpindah Keluar Dari Premis Perniagaan Mereka Kerana Kerakusan Agensi-Agensi Kerajaan Dan Separa Kerajaan Untuk Mengaut Keuntungan Berlipat Ganda Menjual Premis-Premis Ini Kepada Pemaju-Pemaju Swasta Yang Kemudiannya Membina Kompleks Membeli Belah Mewah Yang Tidak Lagi Mampu Di Sewa Oleh Orang Melayu. 

26Kalau Kita Lihat Di Tengah-Tengah Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur Misalnya, Masih Tersergam Pertama Complex Yang Kini Mencapai Usia 39 Tahun. Walaupun Di Kelilingi Oleh Bangunan-Bangunan Pencakar Langit, Pertama Complex IniSeperti Dahulu Dan Masih Lagi Kini Menempatkan Perniagaan Orang-Orang Melayu. Kita Berdoa Agar Ianya Kekal Seperti Ini Sampai Bila-Bila.

27. Di Sini Mungkin Belum Ada Lagi Atau Sebagaimana Diharapkan Diatas Budibicara Pihak Kerajaan,Ianya Di Dalam Perancangan. Insha'Allah. Kalau Boleh, Kita Tidak Mahu Peniaga-Peniaga Melayu Di Sini Hanya Layak Berniaga di Pasar-Pasar Besar, Pasar-Pasar Malam dan Pasar Karat Sahaja.

 YB TAN SRI SPEAKER

  JEREBU

28Jerebu Yang Baru Sahaja Melanda Negara Sesungguhnya Telah Mencabar Kesabaran Kita. Lapan Belas Tahun Lamanya Negara Jiran Ini Bersikap Tidak Bertanggungjawab Dan Mengakibatkan Negara-Negara Jirannya Termasuk Malaysia Menderita.

29Seperti Kejituan Waktu Jam Swiss, Saban Tahun BagaiBoleh Diramal Bila Jerebu Akan Berkunjung Tiba. Negeri JohorTidak Terkecuali Dari Bahana Ini. Ia Seperti Musim Yang PastiAkan Muncul Dalam Taqwim Tahunan Kita. Dari JerebuKepada Kabut, Dan Seterusnya Asap Toksik Tebal.

YB Tan Sri Speaker 

30Negara Kita Mengalami Satu Pelanggaran Hukum Alam Sekitar Yang Paling Buruk Setakat Ini Yang Telah Menjejaskan Kesihatan Rakyat Dengan Ketara. Sebagai Sebuah Negara Yang Paling Banyak Memberikan Subsidi Kesihatan Kepada Rakyatnya, Peningkatan Bilangan Pesakit Di Klinik Dan Hospital Kerajaan Pasti Memberi Kesan Terhadap Imbangan Kewangan Negara.

31Sekolah-Sekolah Juga Terpaksa Ditutup Selama Berhari-Hari Yang Menjejaskan Jadual Dan Pembelajaran Akibat Purata Indeks Standard Pencemaran (PSI) Yang Melebihi 150 Bagi Tempoh Enam Minggu Berturut2.

32Perniagaan Menerima Pukulan Yang Paling Hebat; Syarikat-Syarikat Penerbangan Terpaksa Menanggung Kerugian Dengan Kelewatan Dan Pembatalan Operasi; Acara-Acara Sukan Antarabangsa Dan Pelancongan Dibatalkan – Mengakibatkan Kerugian Terkumpul Mencecah Berbilion Ringgit. 

33Kita Perlu Memperincikan Jumlah Keseluruhan Kerugian Berterusan Yang Ditanggung Akibat Jerebu Ini Dan Mengumumkannya Secara Bulanan. Walaupun Kita Tidak Boleh Menghantar Bil Kerugian Terhadap Pesalah Yang Sebenarnya, Sekurang2nya Ia Boleh Dijadikan Fakta Penting Untuk Melaksanakan Tindakan Serius Terhadap Mereka.

34Sekalipun Jika Mereka Yang Terlibat Ini Adalah Syarikat-Syarikat Dari Malaysia, Mereka Semestinya Di Kecam Dan Di Hukum Sewajarnya Mengikut Undang-Undang Negara Tersebut. Janganlah Diringankan Hukuman Mereka Semata Mata Untuk Dijadikan Alasan Bagi Penduduk Tempatan Pula Melakukan Jenayah Yang Lebih Besar.

35Sudah Tiba Masanya Negara-Negara Anggota Kanan ASEAN Yang Terjejas Mengemukakan Hujah Kukuh Agar Tindakan Afirmatif  Seperti Tekanan Undang-Undang Diambil Terhadap Negara Punca Jerebu Ini, Di Atas Kecuaian Dan Sikap Acuh Tak Acuh Mereka Terhadap Bukan SahajaKesejahteraan Rakyat Mereka Sendiri, Tetapi Rakyat Negara-Negara Jiran Mereka. Singapura Telahpun Mengharamkan Barangan Dari Kedai2nya Yang DiKeluarkan Oleh Syarikat2 Yang Tidak Bertanggungjawab Ini. Apakah Yang Negara KitaBuat Untuk Menghukum Syarikat2 Ini Mahupun KerajaanNegara Punca Jerebu Ini, Selain Dari Mengatakan Bahawa Kita Tidak Akan Beri Tekanan Kepada Mereka? Adakah Kita Bersedia Menderita Untuk 18 Tahun Lagi

YB Tan Sri Speaker 

36. Pemerintah Yang Sengaja Membenarkan Aktiviti Ini Berlaku Perlu Di Heret Ke Muka Pengadilan Kerana Apa Yang Mereka Lakukan Adalah Satu Jenayah Kemanusiaan Kerana Membiarkan Aktiviti Pembakaran Ini Berleluasa.  
Setelah Lapanbelas Tahun Bersesak Nafas Secara Fisikal Mahupun Fiscal, Sudah Sampai Masanya Kita Cuba AntaraDua Cara, Iaitu Samada Melalui International Arbitration Atau Tindakan Tegas Oleh ASEAN Keatas Negara Ini. 
Rujuk Kepada Kes "Trail Smelter" Arbitration (United States v. Canada)
(Amerika Syarikat Telah Mengambil Tindakan Ke Atas Kanada Berkenaan Isu Sulfur Dioksida Daripada "Trail Smelter" Yang Memberi Kesan Buruk Ke Atas Washington Antara Tahun 1925 – 1937)
Telah Didapati DiArbtration Tersebut Bahawa:
"Kewajipan Untuk Melindungi Negeri-negeri Lain TerhadapPerbuatan Yang Memudaratkan Oleh  Individu Dari DalamLingkungan Bidangkuasa Sesebuah Negara Pada Setiap MasaAdalah Menjadi Tanggungjawab Negara Tersebut."

YB Tan Sri Speaker 

37Kalau Dilihat, Dasar Penglibatan Asean Atau Asean’s Policy Of Engagement (Dengan Izin), Iaitu Menyelesaikan Secara Diplomasi Tidak Lagi Boleh Digunapakai Sebagai Kaedah Berurusan Dengan Negara Ini. Kalau Setelah Lapan Belas Tahun Kita Berdepan Dengan Musibah Ini, Terbuktilah Bahawa Diplomasi Asean Dalam Tajuk Jerebu Ini Sudah Ternyata Gagal.

38Satu Tindakan Sepadu Menjurus Kepada Suatu HukumanOleh Asean Harus DiAmbil Dan Dimulakan PerbincangannyaOleh Kerajaan Kita Selaku Pengerusi Asean Untuk Tahun Ini.Tentunya, Sekurang2 Lima Negara Yang Telah Turut Menjadi Mangsa Akan Menyokong Sepenuhnya.

YB TAN SRI SPEAKER

KEBANJIRAN PEKERJA ASING

39Kebanjiran Pekerja Asing Di Malaysia Kini Berada Pada Tahap Yang Sangat Serius Bila Dianggarkan 6.7 Juta Warga Asing Mencari Rezeki Di Negara Ini Dalam Pelbagai Sektor, Yang Mana Hanya 2.1 Juta Orang Sahaja Yang Memiliki Permit Sah Dan Berdaftar Dengan Jabatan Imigresen Untuk Bekerja Di Negara Ini.

40Terkini, Kita DBeritahu Kira-Kira 1.5 Juta Pekerja Dari Bangladesh Akan Di Bawa Masuk Ke Malaysia Secara Berperingkat Dalam Tempoh 3 Tahun Bagi Memenuhi Permintaan Majikan Daripada Pelbagai Sektor.

41Jika Di Lihat Secara Rasionalnya, Apakah Perlu Kita Membawa Masuk Lagi 1.5 Juta Pekerja Dari Bangladesh Ini Jika Sudah Ada Warganegaranya Yang Sudah Berada Di Negara Ini Yang Boleh Diberikan Permit Kerja Yang Sah? Daripada Kerajaan Menanggung Kos Yang Tinggi Untuk Menghantar Mereka Balik Ke Negara Asal Mereka, Pekerja-Pekerja Ini Boleh Di “Halal”Kan Kehadiran Mereka Disini Dengan Diberikan Permit Kerja Dan Di "Redeploy" (Dengan Izin) Di Sektor2 Tertentu. Yang Selebihnya Barulah Dimasukkan Lagi Untuk Mencukupkan Apa Yang Kurang. Lagipun, Mereka Yang Sudah Terlajak Tinggal Di Sini Tidak Perlukan Lagi Latihan Kerana Sudah Pun Dapat Meng-Assimilasi-Kan Diri Mereka Dengan Keadaan Dan Kerja Di Sini. 

42Akan Tetapi, Ada Lagi Isu Mengenai Pekerja Asing Ini Yang Lebih Membimbangkan Kempas

43Sesetengah Daripada Mereka Dari Beberapa Negara Hadir Dengan Membawa Bersama Pelbagai Penyakit Dan Gejala Sosial Yang Tidak Sihat.

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44Statistik PDRM Mendapati Jumlah Kes Jenayah Membabitkan Warga Asing Semakin Meningkat Setiap Tahun Iaitu 2,291 Kes Pada 2012 Meningkat Mendadak Kepada 13,591 Kes Pada 2014.

45. Banyak Kes-Kes Yang Telah Dilapurkan Di Akbar-Akbar Tempatan Termasuk Kes Terbaru Membabitkan Enam Lelaki Warga Asing Yang Ditahan Untuk Membantu Menyelesaikan Siasatan Kes Bunuh, Rogol Dan Rompak Seorang Kerani Sekolah Agama Sungai Raya Di Sungai Terap, Muar. Juga Tak Lama Dahulu Seorang Pengawal Warganegara Asing Telah Menembak Mati Kerani Sebuah Bank Yg Kita Semua Dapat Saksikan Melalui Media Sosial.

46Kempas Bimbang Mereka Yang Masuk Ke Negara Ini Samada Secara Sah Atau Haram Mempunyai Rekod Jenayah Di Negara Masing-Masing Sebelum Berhijrah Ke Sini. 

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47Sebuah Akhbar Terkemuka di UK Pernah Melapurkan Tentang Syarikat-Syarikat Pembinaan Dari Sebuah Negara Di Asia Yang Telah Menggunakan Banduan Sebagai Tenaga Kerja nya Bagi Projek-Projek Di Sri Lanka, Afrika Dan Negara-Negara Dunia Ketiga Yang Lain. Ianya Di Katakan Untuk Meringankan Beban Negara Tersebut Dari Menanggung Kos Membiayai Penjenayah2 Itu Dan Sekaligus Mengosongkan Penjara2 Mereka Yang Sudah Padat.

48Adakah Kita Sudah Selidik Jikalau Pekerja-Pekerja Yang Datang Ke Sini Secara En Bloc (Dengan Izin) Untuk Pembangunan-Pembangunan Spesifik Oleh Pelabur Dari Negeri Yang Sama Ini Adalah Bersih Dari Jenayah Ataupun Bukan Banduan Di Negara Mereka Sendiri?

49Mungkin Ada Yang Skeptik Mengatakan Ini Adalah Tugas Dan Tajuk Untuk Kerajaan Pusat Dan Bukan Negeri, Tetapi Jika Ada Keberangkalian Jenis Pekerja Ini Datang Ke Bumi Johor, Kita Harus Tentang Dan Tuntut Kepada Pihak Pusat Agar Mereka Lebih  Bertanggungjawab Dalam Hal Ini. Tidak Mustahil Jika Perkara Ini Berlaku Lebih-Lebih Lagi Jika Kita Ambil Bulat-Bulat Pekerja Asing Ini Di Atas Syarat Yang Diletakkan Oleh Pelabur2 Asing Itu Tanpa Di Usul Periksa AkanLatarbelakang Mereka.

50Mana Mungkin Kita Dapat Menjejak Mereka Jika Permit Kerja Yang Diberikan Tidak Meliputi Saringan Keselamatan KeAtas Mereka.

51Kita Seharusnya Menuntut Agar Kerajaan Negara Pekerja-Pekerja Asing Ini Mengeluarkan "Letter Of Good Conduct" (Dengan Izin) Diikatkan Dengan Bond Yang Boleh Di Pulangkan Apabila Mereka Balik Ke Negeri Asal Tanpa Insiden Bagi Memberi Satu Jaminan Atau "Guarantee" (Dengan Izin) Keatas Tindak Tanduk Rakyat Mereka Sendiri.  

52Dengan Ini, Kerajaan Dan Syarikat-Syarikat Atau Agent-Agent Luar Atau Tempatan Yang Membawa Masuk Pekerja-Pekerja Asing Itu Ke Sini Boleh Di Pertanggungjawabkan Jika Pekerja-Pekerja Ini Melakukan Jenayah Di Sini.

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53Mungkin Ada Yang Akan Katakan Bahawa Isu Yang DiBawa Kempas Ini Agak Keterlaluan Atau Cubaan Untuk Menakut Nakutkan Tetapi Keselamatan Bangsa Johor Jangan Sekali Kali Kita Ambil Enteng! 

54Sedangkan DiSingapura Dimana Tahap Keselamatannya Amat Tinggipun Telah Berdepan Dengan Rusuhan Oleh Pekerja Warga Asing Dalam Setahun Yang Lepas, Yang Melibatkan Kereta Polisnya Dibakar Dan Ramai Yang Tercedera. Maka Tidak Mustahil Jika Perkara Ini Boleh Berlaku DiBumi Johor.

55Kempas Bertanggungjawab Untuk Mengutarakan Kegusaran Rakyat Tentang Kemasukan Secara Besar Besaran Pekerja Asing Tanpa Saringan Keselamatan Yang Munasabah.

56Di Kempas Sahaja, Nisbah Anggota Polis Adalah 41 Orang Untuk Menjaga Keselamatan Di Lebih Kurang Kawasan Sebesar 45 Kilometer Persegi. Dan Mereka Bukannya Bekerja Serentak Pada Satu-Satu Masa. Jika Mengikut Shift Tinggal Setengah Sahaja Iaitu 20 Orang Bagi Kawasan Sebesar 45 Kilometer Persegi. 

57Oleh Yang Demikian, Kempas Berharap Kerajaan Negeri Mengambil Inisiatif Untuk Menentukan Yang Pekerja2 Asing Yang Sudah Dan Akan Berkerja Di Bumi Johor Ini Telah Di Tapis Dan Adalah Selamat Untuk Melayari Kehidupan Bersama Rakyat Dan Bangsa Johor.

58Bak Kata YAB Dato Menteri Besar Di Forum Air Johor Minggu Lepas Dan Ucapan Pembentangan Bajetnya, Jangan Kita " Sudah Terantuk Baru Nak Terngadah.”

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59Pada Ketika Negara Kita Dikatakan Oleh Sesetengah Pihak Sebagai Negara Yang Menghadapi Defisit Kesetiaan Atau"Deficit In Allegiance" (Dengan Izin) Di Mana Berbanding Dengan Negeri2 Jiran, Kita Perlu Memberikan Bendera Negara Secara Percuma Untuk Dikibarkan, Kempas Terpanggil Untuk Berkongsi Cerita Tentang Seorang Hamba Allah Yang KamiJumpa Di Satu Majlis Rasmi Di Kuala Lumpur. Beliau Ini TelahMeluaskan Kuasanya Kerana Diminta Datang Ke Kuala Lumpur Dari Johor Semata Mata Untuk Membaca Doa Untuk Majlis Tersebut.

60Beliau Yang Duduk Disebelah Saya Dari Awal Majlis Itu Ternampak Gusar, Dengan Secara Tiba-Tiba Telah Melahirkan Kedukacitaannya Apabila Anak Kecilnya DiKampung Dalam Ketakutan Telah Menaliponnya Dari Johor Untuk Memaklumkan Bahawa Seorang Anggota Beruniform Telah Mengarahkannya Untuk Menurunkan Jalur Gemilang Yang Dinaikkan Bersama Anaknya Sempena Bulan Kemerdekaan Dalam Kawasan Rumah Peribadinya.

61Difahamkan Anggota Beruniform Ini Telah Bertindak Keterlaluan Dalam Melaksanakan Apa Yang DiAnggap Sebagai Suatu Arahan.

62Kempas Beranggapan Tindakan InOleh Anggota Beruniform Itu Adalah Satu Pengkhianatan Kepada Kebebasan Rakyat Yang Setia Kepada Raja Dan Negara Kerana Bendera Itu Merupakan Simbol Kedaulatan Dan Perlembagaan Sesebuah Negara.

63. Suka Kempas Ingatkan Bahawa Berkemungkinan Besar, Ianya Bukanpun Suatu Arahan Tetapi Mungkin Suatu Pandangan Yang Telah Di Salah Tafsirkan Dan Di Terjemahkan Mengikut Cita Cita Kerjaya Orang2 Yang Menjalankan Tugas Itu.

64Dan Ini Akan Dan Telahpun Membawa Kesan Yang Tidak Baik Terhadap Pemerintah Atau Sesiapa Sahaja Yang Di Kaitkan Dengan Perintah Tersebut.

65Kesudahanya DiKebelakangan Ini, Beberapa Pembetulan Terpaksa DiBuat Untuk Menyucikan Namabaik Pihak Yang Tidak Bersalah. 

66Contohnya Bilamana Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri TerpaksaMenerangkan Tentang Surat Penurunan Bendera Jalur Gemilang Yang Dikeluarkan Oleh Pejabat Daerah SegamatKepada Semua Ketua Jabatan DDaerah Berkenaan. Dan Menerusi Satu Siaran Media, YAB Menteri Besar Johor SendiriTelah DiTitah Untuk Menafikan Satu Titah Yang DikatakanDaripada Ke Bawah Duli Tuanku Mengenai UMNO.

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67Kempas Menimbulkan Isu Berkaitan Ini Bukan Untuk Diambil Tindakan Terhadap Anggota Beruniform Tersebut,Tetapi Sebagai Peringatan Agar Ianya Tidak Berulang Lagi DiMasa-Masa Akan Datang.  

68Jika Perkara Ini Berulang Kembali Mungkin Di Tempat-Tempat Lain Umpamanya Ianya Secara Tidak Langsung Akan Melunturkan Lagi Ketaat Setiaan Rakyat Kepada Raja Dan Negara.

69Maka Dari Itu, Kempas Mengingatkan Dirinya Sendiri Dan Kepada Semua Bahawa Rakyatlah — Lebih-lebih Lagi Mereka Yang Membayar CukaKepada Kerajaan, Yang Menyumbang Untuk Membayar Gaji Kita, Membayar Gaji Anggota2 Beruniform Dan Kakitangan Kerajaan Semuanya, Maka Janganlah Sekali Kali Kita Menderhaka Kepada Rakyat Jelata Di Dalam Kita Menjalankan Tugas Yang Diamanahkan Kepada Kita Oleh Mereka Dan Allah SWT.

Semoga Allah Berkati Johor, Allah Selamatkan Sultan!

YB Tan Sri Speaker,

Kempas Mohon Menyokong.

Wabillahitaufiq Walhidayah, Wasalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabaraktu.


Monday, October 26, 2015

IMPOSE SANCTIONS ON INDONESIA!

This haze has got on our final nerve after eighteen years of excuses by an irresponsible nation which has caused its neighbouring countries to suffer.

Like a Swiss clock in precision, we can predict every year when the haze would come. It is like a fixed season in our calender year. It has turned from haze to smog to smoke.

To date the "smoke" from one member country has reached four others of the original 5 nations that formed ASEAN forty eight years ago in Bangkok.

Among the purpose of the formation of this most successful Union in the developing world was to cooperate in the economic, educational, cultural, technical and social fields. 

One of the five signatories on the two page document was that of the late Tun Abdul Razak, father of the current Prime Minister of Malaysia whose country holds the Chair of ASEAN for this year.

The Founding Fathers Of Asean

Though it may not have been specifically mentioned in the original document known as the "ASEAN Declaration" but what has today most affected us is in the environment and health sector followed by the economic and education fields.

What we experience as the worst transgression on our environment has caused the people's health to suffer, and being a nation that heavily subsidises its Rakyat in that aspect, the nationwide increase in the clinics and hospital patients will definitely affect our balances.

Vapored By Thy Neighbour

Schools have had to be closed for many days in several spells affecting the flow of tutorials as the Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) has averaged well above 150 for the past six weeks.

Needless to say that businesses have taken hard hits, flight schedules have been severely messed up, and sports and tourism events have been cancelled accumulatively totalling billions of ringgit to date.

The country needs to tabulate the total and continual losses incurred caused by this haze and have it published on a monthly basis so that even though we can't bill the profiting culprits for our losses, we can damn well substantiate a serious cause to effect some form of action towards them.

Indeed if those in Indonesia who are guilty of the crime are Malaysians either in entity or otherwise, put them behind bars, lash and / or even execute them in accordance to the law, but don't give them leniency just to use them as an excuse for the locals to commit the bigger crime.

It is time the affected senior member countries of ASEAN present their strongest argument to the main body for affirmative action to be taken against Indonesia for their careless attitude towards the wellbeing of their own people and most importantly their neighbouring countries.

Eighteen years is too long for us to be dancing to their same pathetic tune. Clearly international responsibility is not high on the list of importance to Indonesia and therefore  diplomacy should no longer be the mode of engagement with them.

Just because their people are also victims of their own doing, it doesn't absolve the government from their crime towards their neighbours. 

More importantly, it is a crime against humanity. 
Besides at home, two million of their own people suffer along with us here. Even more for them as they have no off days due to the haze at constructions sites.

If there is one thing that our Prime Minister can champion that will bring all Malaysians together in his support, it is to successfully penalise the country that has given us respiratory problems for the last 18 years. 

Leadership in ASEAN to afford citizens of this region fresh air to breathe and sunshine to bask in will prove his mettle among his fellow man. 

Let this initiation be the last but most memorable act in his capacity representing Malaysia as chairman of ASEAN for 2015.

Malaysia Is The Worst Hit Among The Four Affected Nations And Being Chair-Country Of Asean, It Is Imperative That We Use All Necessary Resources To Implore Our Allies To Impose An Effective Sanction To Train This Perpetrator Nation On How To Be A Good Neighbour.

By All Means, Send Aid To Help Arrest The Situation If We Must, But Penalise Them Just The Same To Teach Them Some Manners In International Etiquette.