Friday, July 12, 2019

Kerbau on PH Reforms

Extracts from FMT:

Wan Ji’s jailing casts serious doubt on PH’s reform pledge

Muslim preacher Wan Ji Wan Hussin.

The imprisonment of preacher Wan Ji Wan Hussin for one year from yesterday is an affront to freedom of expression. He was charged with making seditious remarks on Facebook against the Sultan of Selangor seven years ago.
Freedom of expression is enshrined in Article 10 of our constitution, where every citizen has the right to freedom of speech and expression.
And the law under which Wan Ji was charged — an archaic law enacted by the colonial authorities of British Malaya in 1948 — only proves that the so-called reform government under Pakatan Harapan (PH) is as evil as the previous administration.
The Sedition Act 1948 was introduced by the British to fight insurgents. What good does it serve in the 21st century? It was used by the previous regime as an oppressive piece of legislation against opposition leaders, journalists and academics.
But now it seems that the current government does not want to be left behind in championing the use of this oppressive law despite its pre-election pledge to abolish it if it came to power, even though the charge was levied against the ustaz in 2014.
To rub salt into the wound, the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) decided to cross-appeal for a heavier sentence against him.
This action by the AGC not only casts doubt on the spirit of the reform government but also shows the insensitive attitude towards natural justice.
It has to be stressed here that the lackadaisical attitude of the PH government towards abolishing oppressive laws such as the Sedition Act 1948 has led to gross injustice against the scholar.


  1. Wakakakakakaka

    Doesn't the writer understand the political and current turmoil on Reforms in Malaysia? Why such simplistic assumptions and conclusions?

    And Kaytee then saying and titling it as "Kerbau on PH Reforms"

    Let's reveal the current scenario to see whether what is written above is either written out of ignorance or with malice for politiking or with self indulgance for fame and popularity or maybe just cari makan type to dish out something.

    I would posed a question as "Why can't the PH Reforms be carried out esp on repeal of The Sedition Act and in Wan Ji case?" This will then need us to examine the Why's instead of a conclusive assumption of a Kerbau answer.

    Reasons as to Why:

    1. The Diwan Negara/Senate (BN friendly) is still majority populated by Senators elected for their 3 years term by the previous BN regime who are out to delay any passage of Bills passed by the Diwan Rakyat (PH majority) and vote according to political affiliation/dedak from their Masters instead of by issues driven for the good of the public.

    2. Hidden Deep State players in all the instruments of Govt., institutions and governance playing their own politics and especially in disrupting the image and good governance of the current PH Govt. and are not weeded out yet.

    3. Instead of a simple repeal of the Sedition Act which is faster, it has now included a new Act to replace it.

    4. Those charged (Wan Ji) under the Sedition Act and convicted previously under the BN regime can only follow the process of the Law to appeal to the Higher Courts irrespective of the current situation now where the Sedition Act is seen as abdominable, against Human Rights, PH Reforms promises etc.

    5. And the Judiciary must be seen as impartial/independent for justice and not dictated by the PH Govt. and to be allowed to follow the Rules of Justice and Laws according to what the Act/Law says. Unless, one can prove the Judges are also playing politics or are Deep State players instead of following the rules of providing justice and enforcing the laws/Acts passed.

    So, is it still Kerbau on PH Reforms?

    It just takes time to really know instead of half baked assumptions and conclusions.

  2. i am a bit puzzle, if no more sedition law mean we can speak freely in absolute form? r we ready for tis?

  3. Tommy clears the air..please don’t simply blame him....he is only human, not superman...

    AG distances himself from Wan Ji case, says appeal made before GE14
    FMT Reporters - July 12, 2019

    PETALING JAYA: The attorney-general has distanced himself from the prosecution of Wan Ji Wan Hussin, the Muslim preacher convicted of making seditious remarks against the Selangor sultan, saying the cross-appeal by the prosecution on the sentence was made before the May 9 polls last year.

    In a statement, Tommy Thomas said that no written representations were ever made by Wan Ji or his lawyer to him.

    Thomas also said he was not personally aware of the matter until after the High Court’s decision a few days ago.

    “This is hardly surprising because on any given working day, the federal and 13 state governments are involved, literally, in hundreds of criminal and civil cases in all the courts of the land.

    “It is therefore impossible for any one person to be personally acquainted with even a tiny fraction of these cases. Hence, delegation and decentralisation of authority are essential.”

    Thomas, however, said that the Attorney-General’s Chambers was studying the options open to it with respect to Wan Ji’s appeal, but said in view of the preacher’s conviction by two courts, “the margin of discretion by my office is substantially limited”.

    1. Typical case of moles working within to cauae disruptive initiatives on all fronts!

    2. tis ag shd attend less party.

    3. Just another one liner fart of inconsequential!

      Guess still haven't done with with that zombieic indulgences.

  4. And not a single sedition charge has been filed since GE14.

    Progress is being made, we will get there.

    What would it take to get a simple “thumbs up” for this new Harapan government?