P Pinang disaman guna papan tanda pelbagai bahasa
Nov 4, 08 5:35pm
Kira-kira 200 anggota Gabungan Graduan Melayu Muda (GGMM) mengadakan perarakan secara aman hari ini sebelum memfailkan saman di Mahkamah Tinggi Pulau Pinang terhadap kerajaan Pulau Pinang berhubung penggunaan papan tanda nama jalan dalam pelbagai bahasa  di tapak warisan Georgetown. Mereka mengadakan perarakan itu dari Padang Kota Lama menuju ke perkarangan Mahkamah Tinggi yang terletak tidak jauh dari situ.

Dalam writ saman yang difailkan pada jam 2.55 petang, gabungan itu memohon  mahkamah mengeluarkan perintah menghalang papan tanda itu dinaikkan.

Gabungan itu turut memohon satu deklarasi dibuat berhubung  Perkara 152 Perlembagaan Persekutuan bagi mempertahankan Bahasa Melayu sebagai Bahasa Kebangsaan, demikian menurut laporan Bernama.
Writ saman telah difailkan oleh wakil gabungan itu Nik Rizman Sapian menerusi peguam Sahrihan Jani dari Tetuan Sahrihan & Hamdan, dengan  menamakan Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang (MPPP) sebagai  defendan pertama dan kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang sebagai defendan kedua.

Dalam penyata tuntutan, Nik Rizman yang juga anggota GGMM, menyatakan bahawa beliau telah menghantar notis tuntutan kepada kedua-dua defendan supaya membatalkan keputusan memasang papan tanda nama jalan dalam  pelbagai bahasa di tapak warisan Georgetown.

Kedua-dua defendan telah mengabaikan notis yang dihantar melalui Tetuan Azam Aziz dan Rose Maria menyebabkan beliau memohon satu deklarasi dan injunksi dari mahkamah.
Ketika ditemui pemberita di luar perkarangan  mahkamah, Pengerusi GGMM Khairul Azam Abdul Aziz berkata perjuangan  gabungan itu bertujuan mempertahankan ketuanan Melayu yang kian tercabar.
“Perjuangan kami berdasarkan peruntukan undang-undang dan  bukan berdasarkan emosi semata-mata, kalah menang itu adat, yang  penting kami berjuang mempertahankan kedaulatan Melayu,” katanya.
Terdahulu 200 anggota gabungan itu mengadakan perarakan secara aman dari Padang Kota Lama menuju ke perkarangan Mahkamah Tinggi tidak jauh dari situ.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


by Humayun Kabir

IPOH : The five Pakatan Rakyat-led state governments in Perak, Penang, Selangor, Kedah and Kelantan are likely to take a united stand against the federal government’s move to implement the Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Act 2007 through three concessionaire companies nationwide by year-end.
They intend to sue the federal government if it goes ahead and implement the Act.
State education, local government, housing and public transport committee chairman Nga Kor Ming said today the federal government’s move would impose an additional financial burden on the people because it would privatise most of the services now carried out by the local councils.
‘I have discussed this matter with the state governments of Penang and Selangor and they have agreed to take a united stand,” he said.
“I shall be contacting the two other state governments of Kedah and Kelantan and I believe they will also agree to take a united stand.
“The federal government has been hasty in pushing through the act without proper feedback from the public and without consulting the state governments as they should do under the Local Government Act, which states that the federal government cannot impose any local government act in any state without the consent of the respective state governments.”
Nga said the privatisation of the council services to the three concessionaire companies would mean the assessment rates would go up “which will cause financial hardship to the public during this downturn in the economy”.
“There is a price tag for every service undertaken by the concessionaire company like, for example, the removal of carcasses from public places such as those of cows, which will cost RM250 each, cats or dogs, which will cost RM100 each, and chickens, which will cost RM40 each.”
At present, he said, the local councils removed such carcasses without charge.
“The concessionaire companies will bill the local councils for the cost of the services undertaken by them instead of billing the public directly to avoid public complaints. Nevertheless, the local councils will pass on the cost to the public by increasing the assessment rates,” he said.
“At present, members of the public caught littering in public places are slapped with fines of up to RM250 by the councils, which can be reduced on appeal.
“However, when the new act comes into effect, the concessionaire company will have extensive power to impose fines, whereby the minimum is RM10,000 and the maximum RM100,000 or six months imprisonment, or both.
“Also, the state government and local government will be burdened by the act, whereby both must apply for licences from the housing minister or director-general before they can handle their duties.”
Calling on the federal government to review the act, Nga said the scope of the concessionnaire company is “wide and far-reaching as it covers almost all the basic and core activities of the local councils”.
“The local councils will only be left with the duties to do landscaping, approving plans and maintenance of roads,” he said.
“All the core responsibilities, such as cleaning of drainage, handling landfill, and maintenance of public toilets, public parks and public markets will all be surrendered to this company and the local council will be rendered powerless to act on public complaints.”
Nga spoke to reporters after Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin officiated at the first state motivation seminar for the 338 councillors in the 15 councils in Perak at the State Secretariat. — the Sun


news posted by Malaysiakini.


We all know when the suing starts it never stops. It happens in US and now Malaysia seems to be getting up on par with them. Soon we have groups suing DBKL for Jawi road signs and Blind NGOs suing State Gov for not having Blind Signages on every road as well. See what I mean when the suing starts it never stops. Simply because under the art of wording and how you interpret those black & white words, anyone can find a loophole or excuse to sue anything under the sun. 

So in times of economic uncertainty, certain groups rather waste public resources, time & money to cause damage to anyone they dislike and hope to make some bucks and political mileage out of it. Should some student group NGO should sue teachers or Education Dept for their crappy results? Maybe Mom’s can sue Gov Depts or Employers for not having baby care facilities and free milk? How about suing KLIA for using multiligual signages and public announcements? Sue Astro for broadcasting non-malay shows? wow… neverending man!

I know one group likely to be very happy with all these nonsense… the LAWYERS! yes! soon we will have more lawyers driving BMWs and help the economy. What a way to counter economic slowdown!

Malaysia Boleh!


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