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Posted: 25 Feb 2015 07:47 PM PST

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Lawatan Bekalan dan Kualiti Barangan Sempena Sambutan Tahun Baru Cina 2015 di Pasar Awam Batu Lancang.

Posted: 25 Feb 2015 06:58 PM PST

Anwar Ibrahim

Posted: 25 Feb 2015 07:41 PM PST

Anwar Ibrahim


CONDEMNING the persecution of Anwar Ibrahim – Malaysian Progressives in the UK

Posted: 25 Feb 2015 03:01 AM PST

TMI

The Federal Court's verdict in the case of Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim vs. Public Prosecutor on 10th February 2015 marks the conclusion of a morally reprehensible persecution of a high-profile political opponent. The verdict symbolised a travesty of justice and a destruction of judicial independence.

The Malaysian Bar Council had expressed great doubts and referred to the "glaring anomalies" in how the verdict was reached. International reactions had also been rightfully harsh, as embassies and high commissions from United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Germany, Switzerland, among many others, concluded that the verdict had sufficiently raised serious questions about the independence of the Malaysian judiciary.

We, as an international student movement named Malaysian Progressives in the UK, would like to make three key demands to the Malaysian government:

1.  Free Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim from prison

2.  Form committees to formulate reforms in the judiciary to uphold the universally cherished principle of judicial independence

3.  Address the serious issue of abuse of power by the executive body

Firstly, the Malaysian government should immediately free Anwar Ibrahim, who had been considered a 'prisoner of conscience' by the Human Rights Watch. It would make a mockery of the government's commitment to human rights and make clear its political motivations if it continues persecuting one man for the past 17 years.

Moreover, committees must be formed to address judicial reforms as judicial independence remains a universally recognised foundation of any functioning democracy. We vehemently denounce the Federal Court verdict as the deliberate omissions and biased considerations of arguments had made the motivations of the judges questionable. The scales of justice are tipped and ordinary people suffer when judges are influenced by external pressures and not solely by their intellect and conscience. The people depend on an independent and impartial court as rights do only really exists if there is a functioning mechanism that can be trusted. Judicial propriety is how the public perceives judges' behaviour, and confidence in the judicial system is not sustained when impartiality and independence are not observed.

Thirdly, the issue of abuse of power by the executive branch must be addressed. The executive should recognise the independent and constitutional position of the judiciary and have a proper understanding of what these entail. The executive branch must conduct its business without interference with the independence of the judiciary. Bitter memories will recall that it was none other than the executive branch that brought about the 1988 judicial crisis that witnessed a decline in public confidence of the Malaysian legal system with accusations of judicial improprieties, corruption, bias and judicial misconduct. The rule of law shall not face compromise for the political and personal gains of the executive.

Therefore, we stand in solidarity with Anwar Ibrahim and the rest of the world on the side of justice with these three key demands. Our grievances will culminate in a demonstration powered by Malaysian students across the United Kingdom and established international organisations on the 7th of March, 2015 at Central London.

Kemuka petisyen rayuan saat akhir, apa muslihat Anwar?

Posted: 24 Feb 2015 09:20 PM PST

TMI

Tindakan keluarga Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim memohon pengampunan Diraja kepada Yang Dipertuan Agong pada saat-saat akhir 24 Februari 2015, bagi hukuman penjara lima tahun yang sedang dijalaninya, tidak syak lagi merupakan kejutan yang tidak disangka-sangka kepada semua orang.

Sebelum ini beberapa pemimpin PKR, termasuk Rafizi Ramli dan Saifuddin Nasution juga menyatakan Anwar tidak bercadang untuk memohon pengampunan, sebaliknya kekal dengan pendirian tidak bersalah atas pemenjaraan yang dikenakan terhadapnya.

Sehubungan itu, menjelang berakhirnya tempoh akhir mengemukakan rayuan pada 24 Februari 2015, PKR menyatakan kesediaan untuk menghadapi pilihan raya kecil Permatang Pauh yang bakal diadakan nanti.

Umno juga mengharapkan Anwar tidak mengemukakan rayuan dengan menghebohkan ianya merupakan tindakan yang memalukan kerana ia dikatakan bermaksud beliau mengakui semua kesalahannya.

Lebih dari itu, Umno yang mungkin tidak meletakkan calon di DUN Chempaka berikutan kematian Tuan Guru Nik Aziz Nik Mat, ternampak lebih ghairah untuk pilihan raya kecil Permatang Pauh di mana bukan saja ramai pemimpinnya sudah bercakap mengenai pilihan raya itu, bahkan peguam Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah juga sudah pun “turun padang” berceramah ke kawasan itu.

Bagi Umno, bertanding di Permatang Pauh adalah medan untuk menunjukkan keberanian manakala tidak bertanding di Chempaka adalah tanda berbuat baik dan ingin bercanda-candaan dengan PAS.

Tetapi dengan Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail dan anaknya Nurul Nuha muncul di Istana Negara petang 24 Februari 2015 bagi mengemukakan rayuan, semuanya jadi tersangkut dan kelam-kabut.

Rayuan ini difahamkan dikemukakan atas nama keluarga dan bukannya atas nama parti berdasarkan tiga alasan iaitu prinsip keadilan diketepikan, Anwar dizalimi dengan fitnah dan ketiga kerana berpegang semua pertuduhan adalah konspirasi politik.

Dengan petisyen rayuan ini dikemukakan, bermakna kekosongan kerusi Parlimen Permatang Pauh belum boleh diumumkan sehingga ada jawapan mengenainya. Jika setahun baru ada keputusan, bermakna dalam tempoh itu tiadalah pilihan raya kecil akan diadakan.

Ia juga bermaksud Anwar akan terus kekal sebagai Ketua Pembangkang dan Ahli Parlimen Permatang Pauh sehingga ada keputusan sebaliknya selepas itu.

Walaupun ramai yang beranggapan dengan mengemukakan petisyen rayuan ini bermakna Anwar mengaku bersalah atas perbuatan liwat yang dihadapkan kepadanya, tetapi ia tidak semestinya bermaksud demikian.

Mengemukakan petisyen kepada Yang Dipertuan Agong adalah sebahagian daripada proses menuntut pembebasan setelah semua proses mahkamah dilalui dan ia tidak bermakna suatu bentuk pengakuan bersalah. Adalah rugi jika peruntukan yang dibenarkan Perlembagaan ini tidak dimanfaatkan.

Lagi pula, tiga alasan yang dikemukakan sebagai asas mengemukakan rayuan itu bukan saja boleh diterima, bahkan bertepatan dengan pendirian Anwar selama ini.

Setelah petisyen ini dikemukakan, kini terpulanglah kepada Yang Dipertuan Agong sama ada mahu menerima atau menolaknya. Begitu juga berapa lama keputusan mengenainya mahu dibuat.

Namun, semua ini akan terus menghangatkan percakapan politik kedua-dua belah pihak iaitu Barisan Nasional dan Pakatan Rakyat mengenainya. Berbanding jika tidak mengemukakan petisyen dan kedudukan Anwar sebagai ahli Parlimen digantikan dengan orang lain yang mungkin menyebabkan dirinya tidak lagi penting selepas itu, sebaliknya sekarang ini Anwar kekal dianggap sebagai ketua yang boleh memberi pelbagai arahan dari dalam penjara.

Pertikaian mengenai siapa Ketua Pembangkang untuk menggantikan Anwar secara automatik tidak berbangkit lagi.

Sementara itu, dengan tertangguhnya pilihan raya kecil Permatang Pauh ini, apakah pula pendirian Umno dalam pilihan raya kecil Dun Chempaka tidak lama lagi? Kekal tidak bertanding atau bakal berubah fikiran?

Jika tidak bertanding di Chempaka dan lagak mahu tunjuk berani di Permatang Pauh pula sudah tergendala, Umno sudah pasti akan dilihat sebagai “parti betina” yang sudah hilang kejantanannya.

Apakah juga dengan adanya rayuan ini dan beserta dengan kemungkinan Anwar dibebaskan atas pertimbangan Yang Dipertuan Agong, ia turut berjaya meredakan banyak ketegangan dalam PR, terutama antara PAS dan DAP sekarang ini?

Di ketika yang sama, kerana Datuk Seri Najib Razak terus ditekan dalam Umno dan bekas Perdana Menteri, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad terus kritikal terhadap pentadbirannya, petisyen rayuan ini juga menimbulkan semula persepsi adanya “ehem ehem” antara Najib dengan Anwar sebagaimana yang banyak diperkatakan sebelum ini.

Apa pun, permohonan petisyen rayuan di saat-saat akhir tetap dilihat sebagai “strategi luar kotak” yang difikirkan Anwar dari dalam penjara. Anwar nampaknya tetap berjuang dan tidak pernah mengaku kalah.

The Sydney Morning Herald Editorial: Anwar case a STAIN on Malaysia’s reputation

Posted: 24 Feb 2015 09:19 PM PST

SMH

With the jailing of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim last week, Malaysia appears to have again resorted to dubious law to eliminate political challenges.

The prison term and the ban together bar the 67 year old from politics for a total of 10 years, effectively ending his political career.

This unfortunate practice has been seen in many Asian nations: Thailand, Myanmar and Singapore are in the unsavoury line-up.

All too often, the courts are used to shape the course of politics. Opponents and vocal critics are arrested, charged, convicted and jailed. Sometimes the courts are doing the governments’ bidding. Sometimes, it seems, the courts are trying to second-guess the desires of the nation’s rulers or to put their own (usually conservative) stamp on developments.

Whether at the government’s instigation, or acting on its own initiative, Malaysia’s highest court trod a regressive line on Mr Anwar’s case. Rejecting an appeal against his conviction on a charge of “sodomy” (having sexual relations in 2008 with a young man who had worked for him), the court upheld the five-year jail sentence handed down by a lower court last March.

Prison terms of more than one year in Malaysia also carry a five-year ban on standing for political office, effective from the date of release. The prison term and the ban together bar the 67 year old from politics for a total of 10 years, effectively ending his political career.

Critics around the world have deplored the ruling, the archaic law, and Malaysia’s failure to deal in a mature and responsible way with Mr Anwar, whose three-party Pakatan Rakyat alliance almost toppled the government at the last national election.

Ordinary Malaysians are increasingly fed up with the vast wealth displayed by the nation’s elites, by the abrogation of rule of law, and the rulers’ almost casual disregard of people’s needs. There is fear the rulers’ rampant greed is influencing their political decisions and Malaysia is the poorer for it. The ruling UMNO party, the United Malays National Organisation which has enjoyed nearly six decades of running Malaysia, is on the nose.

Pakatan campaigned in the last election as a clean player and one that would provide a long-overdue change from Malaysia’s usual system of entrenched patronage and corruption. Led by Mr Anwar, Pakatan won most ballots in the poll and the coalition was only prevented from taking power by the distribution of votes in Malaysia’s gerrymandered seats.

Since his sentencing, Mr Anwar has been no real threat to the Malaysian government. Locked up in a spartan jail cell (with a thin foam mattress on the floor and a squat toilet, according to his lawyers), his political career has been cut short, his ambitions stymied. A challenge to the government has been quashed. Yet the government insists the judges determined Mr Anwar’s guilt with no political interference and the independence of the judiciary was in no way compromised.

The Human Rights Watch monitoring group described the court’s verdict as a “travesty” and cited research that noted the discriminatory law under which Mr Anwar had been convicted had only been wheeled out seven times since 1938.

It’s almost impossible to tell whether or not the judges were entirely judicially impartial, or whether anyone from the government gave them a nudge, or whether they acted independently to rid the government of a vocal critic. In any case, the nature of the so-called crime and the hounding of Mr Anwar over the years has stained Malaysia’s reputation. The sooner that particular “sodomy” law is abolished, the better for the nation.

On the face of it, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak can now rest easy but he and his supporters should remember that Mr Anwar’s most vocal critics from within the ruling UMNO party may well now turn their sights on the Prime Minister.

With the threat of the popular Mr Anwar looming large, they stood firm behind the party boss. With that threat largely eliminated, these in-party critics may feel the leash is off. Certainly Dr Mahathir Mohamad, once a long-standing UMNO prime minister, has cast aside party allegiances to publicly excoriate Mr Najib’s performance and ask him to resign.

At the same time, the recent arrest of an outspoken political cartoonist known as Zunar, for a typically critical tweet slamming Mr Anwar’s verdict, has done little to reassure those international observers who doubt the government’s direction.

Using archaic sedition laws to silence critics such as Zunar is hardly the mark of a modern, moderate nation in charge of its destiny.

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