Thursday, April 06, 2006

Too Tired for a Title

I've always maintained this blog as non-political, non-affiliated, non anything basically. You and me, we share some happy, nice times about love and life. Sure, there's pain and hurt which sometimes I talk about, sometimes I don't. Then, there are fat days, blonde days, mad days.

But when I read imbecile statements like this, I feel downright insulted. SUHAKAM is Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Malaysia (the Malaysian Human Rights Commission). I was so hopeful when the Commission was set up. I was looking forward to an impartial, honest and INDEPENDENT commission championing human rights. Over the years, we all realized that this was just not going to happen but the latest statement by a government minister takes the cake

Here's an excerpt (datedTuesday, 28 March 2006, 10:12)

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz said Suhakam's responsibility will be as that contained in the Suhakam Act, which states that it is involved in the promotion of human rights.
Replying to a suplementary question from Teresa Kok (DAP-Seputeh), Nazri said there were sufficient enforcement bodies to conduct prosecutions.
Complaints made against bodies and agencies or malpractice would be forwarded to the authorities which have the power to prosecute in courts and other avenues.
"I think Seputeh (Kok) is dreaming. We had no intention of giving Suhakam any fangs. It was not our intention," he said.

4 comments:

may said...

I'm no political activist, but upon reading that article, I feel just as insulted as you are. bah!

Ms.B said...

(Most) of the appointed leaders are already a joke, so no surprises there (have you followed the recent Dewan Rakyat sittings??) - but what surprises me is the general apathy of Malaysians. And it seems to get worse as years progress.

Jane Sunshine said...

May and Blabs: Sigh. Apathy is the right word. Otherwise, will politicians (esp nazri) feel so free to speak the way they do?

Anonymous said...

So um.. which civil rights bodies in the world have prosecution rights ?