KUALA LUMPUR, April 29 (Bernama) - Gerakan is currently in the process of drafting a transformation blueprint where the plight of workers takes centre stage along with other important issues.  Its president Datuk Mah Siew Keong admitted it was a challenging task but the party was determined to defend workers' rights and enhance the well-being of working Malaysians with no fear or favour.  "It's certainly the party's wish to witness…
  KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 30: Following is the Labour Day 2014 message by MCA President Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.   “Labour Day on 1 May every year marks the struggle of workers battling for employee welfare and safeguarding their rights. Workers are essential to national and social development. Their contribution determines the prosperity of a nation. We at MCA, salute you and wish you all a meaningful Happy Labour Day.…
When news broke out of non-Muslim Majilis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) scholarship candidates being asked questions on Islamic matters during their interviews, Sarawak Land Development Minister Tan Sri James Masing came to their defence yesterday. The minister reportedly said posing questions on Islamic matters such as hudud and prayers to non-Muslims was plainly wrong and questioned the relevancy of doing it. Subsequently, Mara yesterday stated that they would investigate the allegation…
THE Penang Government must strengthen enforcement and promote greater public awareness through education to solve problems of polluted rivers here. Penang Gerakan secretary Oh Tong Keong said it was ironic that Penang has nine seriously polluted rivers, when it has been promoting a Cleaner Greener Penang since 2008. “Our rivers are literally left to rot. “We hope the state government will keep its promise to take tangible action on the…
By Balan Moses     WHAT is the end game in the controversy surrounding the implementation of hudud? No one seems to know as both PAS, which is pushing for the Islamic system of justice, and Umno, which has reacted in a manner some deem to be positive to the Islamic party's stance, have run into a brick wall with their political friends. PAS is all for hudud while its Pakatan…
KUALA LUMPUR, May 2: In the next two weeks, Gerakan will hold a meeting to discuss the Teluk Intan by-election, on whether the party would contest or otherwise. Party president Datuk Mah Siew Keong said the issue would be discussed thoroughly. “As far as the party is concerend, we have not made any decision on the matter as (DAP) MP (member of parliament) Seah Leong Peng passed away yesterday,” he told Bernama…
By Ivanpal S. Grewal     Malaysia has once again been thrown into a political vortex and the credit this time goes to Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) who have expressed their intention to table a Private Member’s Bill in Parliament to provide for the enactment of a Shariah Criminal Offences (hudud) Enactment in Kelantan.     Before we go into the legality of the proposed Hudud Enactment, it is prudent for…
KUALA LUMPUR, May 3: Despite objections from various organisations including political parties from both sides, PAS is likely to proceed with tabling of the private member’s bill on Hudud in the next parliamentary sitting.   Some leaders were reported saying the country is not ready for it and even the Muslim themselves have a poor understanding of Hudud. Gerakan deputy youth chief Andy Yong, who is also a lawyer said that…
(吉隆坡3日訊)民青團署理團長楊錦成律師促請政府和國會議員在未考慮伊斯蘭刑事法前,必須再次審閱聯邦憲法第121(1A)條款。 他於週六發表文告說,此舉是維護三權分立與司法主權的原則,避免對法院管轄權及命令造成進一步混亂。 他說,根據1988年修訂的第121(1)條款,即設立兩個具有同等司法權及地位的高級法院,而高級及初級法院必須具有聯邦法律所賦予的司法權及權力。 第121(1A)條款則闡明,在第(1)條例下所提及的法…
Gerakan has launched a Facebook account dubbed, 'Save Malaysia, No Hudud' to make a clear stand on resolutely rejecting the implementation of hudud in the country.   Its secretary-general, Liang Teck Meng said the Facebook page would serve as channel for delivering information and views on Hudud, and a platform for discussion on the issue."It (Facebook page) will be the best platform for us to engage with the public, as well…

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