LPA amendments an open attack on independence of M’sian Bar

Amendments to the 1976 Legal Profession Act:  An open attack on the independence of the Malaysian Bar Gabungan Bertindak Malaysia (GBM) and the following Civil Society Organisations are gravely concerned with the decision of the government to make several amendments to the 1976 Legal Profession Act. Such amendments are open attacks on the independence of … Continue reading LPA amendments an open attack on independence of M’sian Bar

Segerakan pelaksanaan Skim Insurans Pekerja

Menurut liputan media semalam, Kementerian Sumber Manusia akan membentangkan kertas cadangan Skim Insurans Pekerja (Employment Insurance Scheme, EIS) untuk mendapatkan kelulusan di Parlimen pada tahun ini atau awal tahun depan sebelum dijangka mula dilaksanakan tahun depan. Badan pemikir Kajian Politik untuk Perubahan (KPRU) menyambut baik sebarang usaha kementerian yang dapat membantu golongan pekerja khususnya mereka … Continue reading Segerakan pelaksanaan Skim Insurans Pekerja

Self-defeating pattern of the Opposition

Out of so many messages being conveyed by the twin by-elections on June 18, the most important one is, the Opposition probably has no chance to capture Putrajaya in the next General Election. Barisan Nasional (BN) might be able to regain a two-thirds parliamentary majority. A new political scenario will emerge after the next General … Continue reading Self-defeating pattern of the Opposition

20% Oil royalty for Sarawak and Tok Nan-style of autonomy

After the quitting of each autocratic leader, it is not hard for the immediate successor who is in control of necessary resources to create a new political wave. After the retirement of Mahathir Mohamad, his successor Abdullah Ahmad Badawi created the so-called “Pak Lah phenomenon”, and won 90.86% of the Parliamentary seats in 2004 for … Continue reading 20% Oil royalty for Sarawak and Tok Nan-style of autonomy

Peluang terakhir gerakan pembaharuan sebelum PRU-14

Kenyataan pertama Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin setelah digantung jawatan Timbalan Presiden UMNO seiring dengan kenyataan terkini Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Mereka mendesak Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak supaya berundur, pada masa yang sama, menolak institusi politik yang korup dan menuntut pembaharuan. Semalam, Selangorkini melaporkan pesanan Anwar yang disampaikan Presiden KEADILAN, Datuk Seri Dr Wan … Continue reading Peluang terakhir gerakan pembaharuan sebelum PRU-14

The age of the decline of democratisation

On Aug 10, 2015, which was Anwar Ibrahim’s 68th birthday, there were two groups of “big shots” in the international community demanding that the Malaysian government releases jailed former opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim. On the one hand there were famous politicians, worldwide, urging the Malaysian government to release Anwar from jail unconditionally and immediately, while … Continue reading The age of the decline of democratisation