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Governance

Your Say: Investigate the Independence of our Judiciary, legal profession and the PDRM.

Allegations implicating the independence of our Judiciary, the legal profession and the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) must not be swept under the carpet.

We refer to news reports on alleged interference with the judiciary involving two senior lawyers and that police reports have been lodged by the parties involved.

An independent Judiciary is central to our democracy and the functioning of our society. An independent Judiciary stands between the people and the Executive as a fort against abuse of power by the latter. The legal profession, on the other hand, is a noble and credible profession.

Not too long ago, the former IGP also alleged interference by the Executive in the course of his work. This was made public just before his retirement.

Allegations implicating the independence of our Judiciary, the legal profession and the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) must not be taken lightly.

We call upon the Home Ministry to quickly investigate the police reports lodged. Speedy and thorough investigations must be conducted on the above and the findings be made public.

Malaysians deserve to know and these 3 important institutions’ rightful standing must be preserved and protected.

Darell Leiking (MP Penampang)
Hannah Yeoh (MP Segambut)

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Covid-19 Governance

Warisan: Pamirkan Nombor Telefon UPPM

Wirawati Parti Warisan Sabah (WARISAN) telah menggesa supaya senarai nombor-nombor telefon Unit Pemimpin Pembangunan Masyarakat (UPPM) Sabah diterbit oleh Kerajaan Negeri Sabah.

Untuk rekod, UPPM merupakan lantikan politik di bawah di bawah Jabatan Ketua Menteri. Terdapat ramai bekas calon GRS yang kalah dalam PRN lalu, telah dilantik sebagai UPPM.

Melalui sebuah yang kenyataan media yang dikeluarkan pada hari Ahad, Izzatul Aini yang merupakan bekas Pegawai Khas kepada Ketua Menteri Sabah berkata, terbitan maklumat UPPM adalah mustahak agar rakyat yang memerlukan bantuan mempunyai cara berhubung dengan wakil-wakil kerajaan.

“Saya menerima banyak aduan dari rakyat. Lebih-lebih lagi di masa pandemik Covid-19 menular.”

“Rakyat hilang arah dan tidak tahu siapa perlu dihubungi untuk memohon bantuan, kerana kerajaan tidak menyenaraikan cara menghubungi UPPM masing-masing.”

“Malah ramai rakyat masih tidak tahu siapa UPPM di kawasan masing-masing.”

Izzatul yang juga merupakan Ketua Wirawati Warisan Putatan menambah, keadaan sekarang amat berbeza dengan pentadbiran Warisan.”

Ketika saya berkhidmat di Pejabat Ketua Menteri pada era pemerintahan Warisan, senarai UPPM itu kami ada buat.”

“Senarai nama UPPM, nombor telefon pejabat dan telefon bimbit UPPM, semua kami sebarkan kepada umum kerana kami mahu memudahkan urusan di antara rakyat dan kerajaan.”

“Tapi sekarang, maklumat menghubungi UPPM masing-masing tidak boleh dijumpa di mana-mana.”

Kata Izzatul, pihaknya dimaklumakan bahawa peruntukan yang besar telah disediakan kepada UPPM.

“GRS sudah umum bahawa sudah ada peruntukan untuk UPPM. Peruntukan itu sudah disediakan, jadi UPPM harus mengguna sebaik mungkin peruntukan itu untuk rakyat yang susah.”

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Governance Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63)

Warisan: Why STAR and SAPP silent about trolley segregation?

KOTA KINABALU: Gabungan Rakyat Sabah component leaders should emulate their coalition partner Parti Bersatu Sabah in reprimanding a state PAS representative over remarks on segregating shopping trolleys, a Warisan leader said today.

Warisan treasurer-general Terrence Siambun said Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (STAR) and Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP), in particular, should follow PBS which had rebuked nominated assemblyman Aliakbar Gulasan of PAS for his comments.

Aliakbar had said trolleys should be segregated for non-halal products in local shops, to which Siambun said the PAS rep had attempted to divide the people through religious bigotry instead of highlighting Sabah’s unique brand of religious coexistence.

He said STAR president Jeffrey Kitingan, who is deputy chief minister, “must now show some leadership in schooling his component partner by educating PAS as how PBS had done a few days ago”.

“Kitingan should emulate Sarawak deputy chief minister James Masing who showed strong leadership and had shown that he is not easily intimidated when anyone challenges Sarawak’s unique social fabric.”

Aliakbar’s call for the segregation of trolleys came after an incident at a supermarket in the interior Keningau district which, according to him, was selling pork without segregating the trolleys used by its customers.

He said this was an insult to the sensitivities of the Muslim community, adding that the supermarket should have checked with the religious authorities first.

PBS vice-president Johnny Mositun subsequently said he was concerned over what he described as “the beginning of signs of extremism creeping into the state”.

Meanwhile, Siambun also said there had been no news from GRS on the proposed Control and Restriction on the Propagation of Non-Muslim Religions Bill to be tabled in Parliament by Perikatan Nasional, as announced by the deputy minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (religious affairs) Ahmad Marzuki Shaary last March.

“The time will come when Kitingan, (chief minister) Hajiji Noor or deputy chief minister Bung Moktar Radin will eventually retire but unfortunately it will be our children and grandchildren who will have to bear a myriad of issues relating to racial and religious division because of weak leadership,” he said.

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Miscellaneous

Warisan: Surat dengan PAS adalah palsu

Parti WARISAN menyangkal isi kandungan kenyataan yang tular kononnya dikeluarkan bersama oleh WARISAN dan Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) untuk menyokong Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein sebagai Perdana Menteri yang baharu.

Setiausaha Agung WARISAN, Datuk Loretto Padua Jr menafikan sekeras-kerasnya kenyataan tersebut yang merupakan fitnah dan turut memalsukan tandatangannya sebagai mewakili parti.

“Saya menyangkal sekeras-kerasnya isi kandungan kenyataan media PAS bertarikh 11 Jun 2021 tersebut yang mana saya sama sekali tidak pernah sama ada bagi pihak WARISAN mahupun atas kapasiti peribadi untuk mempersetujui atau menandatangani apa-apa persetujuan muafakat bersama PAS untuk menyokong mana-mana individu sebagai Perdana Menteri. WARISAN tidak pernah terlibat dengan Kenyataan Media itu.

“Perbuatan seperti ini adalah tindakan orang-orang yang kemaruk kuasa sehingga sanggup memfitnah dan memalsukan tandatangan saya.

“Saya akan membuat laporan polis selepas berbincang dengan peguam saya berkenaan perkara ini.”

Datuk Loretto Padua
Setiausaha Agung
WARISAN