Mukhriz membuat ulasan mengenai tatacara etika pemilihan UMNO

Exco Pemuda UMNO Dato’ Mukhriz Mahathir, yang juga Ahli Parlimen Jerlun hari ini membuat kenyataan mengenai Tatacara Etika Pemilihan UMNO yang dikeluarkan MT UMNO dalam “Tata Etika Ahli UMNO” bertarikh 27 Mac 2008. Peraturan yang perlu dipatuhi oleh semua pemimpin dan ahli UMNO ini disemua peringkat ini rata rata yang disifatkan ramai sebagai “tidak demokratik dan terlalu mengongkong”.

Beliau mengulas mengenai lebih keterbukaan dalam proses pemilihan jawatan dalam UMNO. Ini kerana ramai yang mempunyai bakat kepimpinan dan kaliber yang baik, yang masih tidak dikenali oleh ahli UMNO kini berhadapan dengan peraturan yang menyekat mereka dikenali dan dekati oleh ahli. Menurut Mukhriz, amat penting bahawa ahli UMNO diberikan secukup peluang untuk mengenali bakal pemimpin, terutama yang akan mewarisi parti satu hari nanti.

Mukhriz juga membuat ulasan mengenai bagaimana mereka yang belum ada jawatan, samada dalam parti maupun dalam Kerajaan akan lebih tidak akan dikehadapankan dengan larangan ketat yang ujud dalam peraturan ini.

Semua ulasan dibuat dalam temuramah dengan Bernama yang ini dirakam dan sediakan dalam format You Tube.

Menurut Tata Etika Ahli UMNO, bakal calon tidak dibenarkan menghadiri majlis dan bertemu ahli UMNO, termasuk majlis sosial seperti kenduri tahlil dan perkahwinan dan juga yang dianjurkan bukan atas platform UMNO, seperti NGO. Hanya mereka berjawatan dalam Kerajaan sahaja boleh bertemu akar umbi, atas kapasiti mereka dalam jawatan rasmi masing masing. Calon juga dihalang untuk mengeluarkan sebarang kenyataan, termasuk dalam medium elektronik, walaupun atas kapasiti peribadi. Larangan ini juga merangkumi pengurus kempen dan wakil calon dan melanggari akan dikenakan tindakan tata tertib, termasuk dipecat dari parti.

Namun begitu, Presiden UMNO PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi telah melakukan beberapa siri pertemuan dengan pemimpin peringkat Cawangan UMNO di Kuala Lumpur. Pada mulanya, ianya diatur oleh Perhubungan UMNO Negeri. Kebelakangan ini, ianya diambil alih oleh Jabatan Hal Ehwal Khas (JASA), Kementerian Penerangan dimana ahli UMNO ini dibawa dengan bas ke ibu negara, diberikan penginapan di hotel dan jamuan, disediakan keraian seperti persembahan artis, diberikan wang berjumlah RM 100-150.00 dan kain pelikat.batik, setiap peserta. Ini sepatutnya melanggar sebagaimana tertera dalam Tata Etika Ahli UMNO kerana PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah dijangkakan akan bertanding mempertahankan jawatan Presiden tetapi ianya masih diteruskan, atas alasan pertemuan dianjur Jabatan Kerajaan dan bukan platform parti.

Bagaimana pula kalau pemimpin yang mahu menawar diri yang tiada jawatan Kerajaan, seperti Mantan Naib Presiden UMNO Tengku Tan Sri Razaleigh Hamzah?

UMNO perlu maju kehadapan dan menyahut cabaran dinamism dunia hari ini dan bukan mengadakan sekatan yang sebenarnya akan menjadi counter productive parti nasionalis Melayu itu. Rata rata ahli UMNO diakar umbi mendambakan ‘pendemokrasian’ dalam UMNO dan UMNO perlu menjadi parti akar umbi dan bukan hanya mementingkan Kepimpinan.

Rabu lepas, Tengku Razaleigh yang dijadualkan berucap kepada ahli UMNO sekitar Seremban membatalkan hasratnya minit terakhir kerana sekatan yang tertera dalam buku Tata Etika Ahli UMNO.

*Perkembangan dikemas kini Jumaat 27 Jun 2008 1100 pagi

Ini pandangan seorang lagi Exco Pemuda UMNO mengenai Tata Etika Ahli UMNO dalam konteks bagaimana ianya disalah gunakan oleh Kepimpinan.

Published in: on June 26, 2008 at 19:18  Comments (18)  

Tun Dr. Mahathir: Set up a tribunal to investigate Justice Ian Chin

 

Former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad this morning said there was a Police report against Miri High Court Judge Ian Chin in discharging his duty where he had vested interests against the parties involved.

Justice Chin had a grudge against former Sabah Foundation Boss Dato’ Syed Kechik, who he believed had a part in getting former’s father and brother being detained by the authorities. He heard in chambers and issued an injunction, which reversed a decision by another judge in 1996 on a claim of RM 40 millon land deal which was awarded to the claimant, Zara Sdn. Bhd. and Benita, Sdn. Bhd. by another judge. For the record, Justice Chin was a Berjaya member, contsted twice and one of the manifesto was to get rid of Dato’ Syed Kechik, who is a Kedahan from Sabah. Hence,  as reported, brother Judges found his judgment, “flawed”.

In the March 2008 Federal Court judgment when the case put forth by Zara and Benita,  Justice Chin was found to extremely prejudicial and unwarrantly attacking the credibility of Syed Salem Al Bukhary (representing his brother Dato’ Syed Kechik).

“A tribunal should be set up to investigate the reports against Justice Chin”, urged Tun Dr. Mahathir in a media conference at his Petronas office, on the 86 Floor of Tower One, KLCC. He held up a compiled report against Justice Chin which is two inch thick. When PKR adviser Anwar Ibrahim highlighted the video recording was then thought to be of lawyer V K Lingam ‘names dropping’, a special three man tribunal was set up which eventually led to the Royal Commission of Inquiry having to convene and investigated the complaint thoroughly.

When asked why suddenly he made scathing attacks against Tun Dr. Mahathir, “Maybe he believed that by demonizing Dr. Mahathir, he would earn merits with the Government”, stating that Dr. Mahathir himself knew he was ‘not popular’ with the current administration.

Justice Chin attracted attention when he claimed Tun Dr. Mahathir issued “veiled threats” against Judges and made Judges “go through bootcamp”. Two Judges openly discredited Justice Chin, which included a serving Judge and was reported to say Justice Chin “flawed in his judgment”. The former Prime Minister expressed his dismay when now Justice Chin is claiming that Tun Dr. Mahathir “Could have dropped words here and there”.

Malaysiakini reported this two days ago:

Judge hits back at ‘devil incarnate’ Mahathir

 Jun 24, 08 8:55pm

High Court judge Ian Chin, who two weeks ago make stunning allegations that he was threatened by Dr Mahathir Mohamad for a number of decisions in high-profile cases, has today fired another stinging salvo at the former prime minister

“…Dr Mahathir for what he had done and for what he is trying to do is a devil incarnate but to those who had suffered under his hands, even that description my be rather complimentary,” said Chin in open court during a hearing of an election petition in Sibu, Sarawak, this afternoon.

He told lawyers from both parties of the election petition to decide whether he should continue hearing the case in light of the attacks on his integrity.

Mahathir had denied issuing a ‘thinly-veiled threat’ at a 1997 judges conference that they would be sacked if they decided unfavourably against his government.

Chin, a High Court judge for Sabah and Sarawak, said he had also been sent to an indoctrination ‘boot camp’ where participants were pressured into making pro-government decisions.

While Mahathir conceded the existence of such ‘work camps’, he said these were held for participants to learn about Malaysia’s political system, the Barisan Nasional concept, ethics and moral values and democracy.

Chin also took offence with Mahathir in stating that there was a police report made against the judge for hiding his past when hearing a certain case.

“Dr Mahathir, by waving the supposed police report the way he did, lent support to the general held view that this prime minister kept a docket on everyone useful but with a skeleton in their cupboard so that he can manipulate then on pain of disclosing the skeleton,” he said in a lengthy defence against the ex-PM’s remarks.

<!–[if gte vml 1]> <![endif]–><!–[if !vml]–><!–[endif]–>“I thought only the Stasi of the then communist East Germany do such a thing but then it was done for the benefit of the state not for an individual.

“In my view, he is trying to exploit this general belief to wave that supposed police report to get the public to believe that I have committed something unlawful which he is privy to and which the public is not unaware so that my integrity could be put under suspicion to make what I have revealed unbelievable.

“Let me declare to the public that I am as clean as a whistle and my life is an open book.”

Boot camp: Judge told to carry egg

Chin also argued that his shocking revelations on the state of judiciary during Mahathir’s times was not because he was passed over for promotion.

He tendered a number of letters he wrote to two different chief justices in which he told them that his wife wanted to return to Kota Kinabalu.

“Since I do not want promotion before, now or in the future nor any appointment after my retirement, what do I get out of all this knowing very well that I will be the target for vilification?

“It is this. I must be able to sleep well after I retired knowing that I have done all I can, like all the crucified judges before me, to tell Malaysians the danger they are in regarding the state of the judiciary.”

Chin revealed more about the boot camp he attended as a judge and the humiliation which participants were forced into.

“…You surrendered your wallet, your air ticket and handphone when you checked into the camp and you cannot go anywhere as it is in an isolated place and you cannot leave for anywhere as there is no transport.

“You are totally cut off from the outside world, with no newspapers or television and with selected news conveyed to you at the assembly for the purpose of sampling reaction such as the news that a certain party had won a by-election which elicited some applause from some young officers but they earned the rebuke of a High Court judge as that was an improper display of partisanship.

He said the objective of the boot camp was to “make us take orders” and a “junior officer was made our leader from whom we have to take orders from and one Sessions Court judge who disagreed with that was made to publicly apologise on a podium to his junior officer leader”.

“Another method employed was to chisel away the view we held of how independent we should be in our job as High Court judges and this they did by punishing or humiliating a High Court judge by making him carry a brick all the time after he broke the egg which each of us must carry wherever we went, including marching.

“All these were, in my view, for the purpose of softening us to take order for the benefit of the government, meaning Dr Mahathir.”

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Justice Chin most probably was describing Biro Tata Negara’s  national  integration development program, which Tun Dr. Mahathir explained  that thousands of political, civil service and  even corporate leaders  and industry captains attended but not a word of complaint.

When asked whether this would hamper de facto Law Minister Dato’ Zaid Ibrahim’s promises for law reforms when he was appointed in the Cabinet, “How can someone who was found by his own party of money politics misconduct and not allowed to contest (in General Elections) be appointed as a Cabinet Minister?”, doubting Zaid would do the right thing as he had swallowed what Justice Chin said, wholesomely without checking.

Lawyer Matthias Chang made a Police report against Justice Chin at Jalan Travers Police station in the afternoon. He repeated his challenge of Chin citing himself for contempt of court and face Chang for an open debate.

* Full photographical reporting of the media conference can be viewed at Jinggo Fotopages

Published in: on June 26, 2008 at 14:58  Comments (11)