Thursday, December 29, 2011

The top song for 2011 by CNN

Interactive Sites on Medical Information


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Interactive Sites on Medical Information

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Friday, December 09, 2011

Teresa Kok: Police control of carolling is 'abuse'

DAP wants the home minister to explain why further conditions are being imposed on Christmas carolling, such as the need to provide Bukit Aman and the National Security Council with full details.

NONE"The supposed current need for further information and restrictions on carollers, such as the requirement to provide the police with details of names and contacts of home owners, who the churches’ carolling groups will visit, is simply unnecessary and an abuse of power by the authorities," said DAP national organising secretary Teresa Kok (left) today.

"I urge Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein to clarify why the supposed need for the churches to inform Bukit Aman and the National Security Council of this insignificant information.

"This should not be practised nor tolerated by the government of Malaysia and further clarification must be delivered by the authorities should this episode be merely an act of overzealous police personnel,” said the Selangor senior exco in a statement.

She cited two cases of churches in Klang apparently receiving a memo from the district police requesting details of carolling activities, such as the homeowners’ information that she said was "rather perplexing and indicates an attempt to clamp down and infringe on religious freedoms".

"The police must not use politically motivated manoeuvres to hinder long-held customs, such as the tradition of carolling among Christians, which has been an exercise of goodwill and peace for decades in our country during the joyous season of Christmas," said Kok.

source: http://www-us.malaysiakini.com/news/183663

Seals: The first effect of the new Bill?  Soon Thaipusam, non muslim funerals, weddings, and any functions that is not affiliated with UMNO?

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Peaceful Assembly Bill comes under UN fire

A group of UN human rights experts has warned that the Peaceful Assembly Bill not only restricts the right to peaceful assembly, including street protests, but also conditional access for media to public gatherings.

UN Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai voiced “deep regret” that the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) or civil society was not meaningfully consulted in the drafting of the bill.

NONEIn a statement released by the group, Maina (right) said the bill contains a vague definition of assembly and also places broad restrictions and conditions on gatherings, which he described as giving “excessive authority” and power to law enforcement officials and the home minister.

“Many of these restrictions are not justifiable under international law. It also gives discretion to the police to make any form of recording of assemblies,” said Maina who is the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association.

The bill was tabled for its first reading by Minister in the Prime Minister's Department on Nov 21 and it was passed hastily with some amendments less than a fortnight ago, on Nov 29.

NONEThe bill was passed amidst a walkout by the opposition MPs after debating the bill, and also a protest by more than 1,000 lawyers on the same day.

The bill also includes a prohibition on non-citizens and citizens under the age of 21 to assemble peacefully.

Malaysia is a member of the UN Human Rights Council until 2013.

Alarmed by restrictions

NONEAnother Special Rapporteur, Margaret Sekaggya (left), said she is alarmed by the provision prohibiting citizens below 21 years of age to assemble.

“Political and social participation through peaceful protests are not only an educational experience for children, youth and students but also an investment for society as a whole,” she exclaimed.

Frank La Rue, another Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of expression, has urged the Malaysian government to seriously reconsider the adoption of the bill.

“The ability of all individuals to express themselves freely, including in the form of peaceful assemblies, is a litmus test for the level of democracy in any country.”

NONEFracois Crepeau (left), a Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants called for an urgent review of the bill.

“Everyone has the right to freedom of assembly and association, without distinction of any kind, including nationality,” said Crepeau.

All the cited experts report to the UN Human Rights Council, Geneva, in an independent and unpaid capacity.

Last July, the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights voiced concern over the apparent use of excessive force against protesters on the July 9 Bersih 2.0 rally.
 

Things to remember ..before elections.....


Things to remember ..before elections.....UMNO Don't need Chinese and Indians...

Friday, December 02, 2011