Monday, July 31, 2017

Yazid Ramli - Contempt of court, breach of confidential patronymic information

Ahmad Zahid and Mohd Yazid Ramli are in a spot of trouble. Ahmad Zahid, our dearest buddy who has slept with an Indian wakakaka, is the Home Minister while Yazid Ramli is the DG of the NRD.

Both have been attacked on two separate fronts.

Front No 1 is reported by MM Online's Lawyers: Slippery slope if NRD can openly defy court decision where some extracts follow.

Any government agency’s refusal to abide by legal court rulings would damage the rule of law, said lawyers.

The legal practitioners all disapproved of the National Registration Department’s (NRD) rebuff of a decision allowing illegitimate Muslim children to bear their biological fathers’ names, saying this was blatantly contemptuous of the Court of Appeal.

Short of securing a stay of the ruling, they insist the agency must observe the appellate court’s decision despite contesting the outcome.

“The NRD’s decision to disregard the decision of the CoA is illegal and in contempt. There is no justifiable excuse as to why the decision of the CoA is not immediately adhered to,” Datuk Geethan Ram Vincent told Malay Mail Online when contacted.

He also criticised NRD director-general Datuk Yazid Ramli who said his agency will continue with the convention of using “Abdullah” as the father’s name in cases of illegitimate Muslim births, pending the outcome of the appeal to the Federal Court.

Geethan explained that Yazid did not have the prerogative to decide which rulings he would abide by or otherwise.

“His duty under the Births and Deaths Registration Act (BDRA) is merely to register births and deaths in the states of Peninsular Malaysia. He is bound to follow the law and nothing else,” he said critically.

The lawyers and many others, like poor kaytee wakakaka, are citing Yazid Ramli for contempt of court, namely contempt of a ruling by the Court of Appeals. If charged and found guilty of contempt of court, Yazid Ramli may see himself in jail.

Punishing people who are in contempt of the Federal Court, the Court of Appeal and the High Court is empowered by Act 91 (1964). Usually the punishment is a short jail term with or without fines.

I personally hope Yazid Ramli will be jailed for disrespecting the powers of the Court of Appeal. He must be taught a lesson that the civil courts are supreme in the judiciary and not a fatwa which is only advisory to Muslims.

Since 2001 and 2002 conservative Muslims have been misled by Mahathir's Declarations of Malaysia as initially an Islamic State and then not only an Islamic State but one that was a fundamentalist Islamic State, both being illegal declarations that were arbitrary, unilateral and illegal.

For more, see Lim Kit Siang's rant, rave and rage against Mahathir in his (LKS') 929 & 617 Declarations. Today Lim Kit Siang has lost his marbles and is now kuai kuai keeping his big mouth shut tight in cringing obedience to Mahathir.

once arch-foes, now collaborationists 

That might have been why blokes like Yazid Ramli saw fit to ignore a Court of Appeals' ruling to instead kowtow to a fatwa, which has no legal authority even among Muslims.

But Ahmad Zahid as Home Ministers seems to know no better in foolishly backing defiant Yazid Ramli's insistence in following a fatwa which contradicts a ruling by the Court of Appeals.

As the lawyers warned, any government agency like the NRD in refusing to abide by a legal court ruling would damage the rule of law. Thus Yazid Ramli MUST be jailed to re-secure the rule of law in Malaysia.

As for the Home Minister I am not sure, this being Malaysia Boleh, whether he will be jailed, but at least Parliament should dock him with a symbolic RM1 pay cut to show parliamentary disapproval of his silly disrespectful chattering. Alternatively, we could make him sleep with a Chinese this time, wakakaka.

Front No 2 is not so much about contempt of court but for breaching the Personal Data Protection Act, and is reported by FMT's Mahathir a/l Iskandar Kutty: Report lodged against Zahid, NRD chief which informs us of the following:

A former Umno man has lodged a police report against Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and the national registration department (NRD) head, for allegedly leaking Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s personal information.

The report lodged by former Batu Kawan Umno division vice-chief Khairuddin Abu Hassan last night, came after Zahid announced the details of Mahathir’s alleged identity card (IC), which bore the name “Mahathir anak lelaki (son of) Iskandar Kutty”, saying he had received an image of the former prime minister’s IC from NRD director-general Yazid Ramli.

“I made the police report at 10.46pm, at the Dang Wangi police station. Zahid and the NRD director-general had abused their powers (and breached) the Personal Data Protection Act,” Khairuddin said in a statement released shortly after he left the police station, attaching an image of the report he filed.

“The personal information of a Malaysian citizen shouldn’t be mocked or exposed to the public, especially in a political event.”

Khairuddin also labeled civil servants who “conspired with politicians” to misuse the information they are privy to, as “unethical”.

“This is a criminal act that was done intentionally, and shouldn’t be repeated as it will affect the public’s confidence in government institutions”

in the words of ridhuan tee bin abdullah, 'kami melayu ...' 

Again I am not sure whether any actions will be taken against the two, but leaking confidential information about a citizen is a serious matter, no matter those information have been known to many especially PKR people for aeons.

is there an 'escape' clause, say, like Mahathir (while as PM) misusing his powers to change or obliterate from his IC the appellation of his patronymic 'anak lelaki kepada Iskandar Kutty'?

PKR-istas had been using said information for years to torment, taunt and torture (mentally) and of course insult Mahathir when he was their Mahafiraun Iblis No 1.

Aiyoyo, yesterday's enemy is today's friend, and may well be tomorrow's enemy again. 


  1. Malaysia is now a lawless country, where government officials consider they have the power to ignore court rulings.

    My buddies had an interesting Sunday night round of drinks with a lawyer friend revolving around this subject.

    The legal ruling of record on any court case is that of the highest court which has made a judgement on it, in this case the Court Of Appeals. This is an important point, because not every case which has an appeal lodged obtains leave to appeal from the Federal Court. The Federal Court considers appeals only on points of law, and from time to time declines to hear cases if there is insufficient grounds in terms of law. Of course, this particular case almost certainly gets to be heard, because of the Constitutional ramifications.

    As it stands, the Registration Department is defying the Court of Appeals. They can go back to the court to argue for a stay of execution, but this is not the case.
    The Federation of Malaya Births and Deaths Registration Act 1957 , Amended 1968 is the legal framework for registering a Child's name.

    Provisions as to father of illegitimate child
    13. the case of an illegitimate child, ......
    name of any person as father of the child except at the joint request of the mother and the person acknowledging himself to be the father of the child, and that person shall in that case sign the register together with the mother.
    Surname of child
    13A. ......
    (2) The surname, if any, to be entered in respect of an illegitimate child may where the mother is the informant and volunteers the information, be the surname of the mother; provided that where the person acknowledging himself to be the father of the child in accordance with section 13 requests so, the surname may be the surname of that person.

    There is no legal power under the Births and Deaths Registration Act for the DG of the NRD to order a child to be named "bin Abdullah"....

    A fatwa is NOT the law of record here, the only applicable law is The Federation of Malaya Births and Deaths Registration Act 1957 , Amended 1968.

    1. Fully agreed, which has been why I advocate the sternest legal measures against Yazid Ramli for his arrogant show of contempt towards a ruling by the Court of Appeals.

  2. Gambar lelaki India yang dikatakan ayah Mahathir Mohammad sebenarnya adalah K. M. Mathew yang dilahirkan pada tahun 1917.Harap maklum.