Thursday, March 19, 2009

MCA TUMPU PENYELESAIAN MASALAH PENDUDUK DI BUKIT GANTANG:

MCA akan menumpukan usaha terhadap penyelesaian masalah penduduk khususnya di kalangan masyarakat Cina di kerusi Parlimen Bukit Gantang sebagai strategi kempen pilihan raya kecil 7 April ini, kata Naib Presiden MCA, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. Beliau berkata strategi itu adalah selaras dengan peringatan Timbalan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak baru-baru ini yang mahu Barisan Nasional menghentikan pendekatan politik pembangunan mee segera’ apabila menghadapi pilihan raya.

Komen Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai: “Masalah-masalah dan juga isu-isu yang timbul di kawasan komuniti Cina telahpun dibangkitkan melalui MCA dan kita akan uruskan dengan secepat mungkin. Banyak permasalahan telahpun dapat kita selesaikan melalui usaha pemimpin kita dan juga MCA Perak.”

Katanya MCA juga akan memberi perhatian dalam mendapatkan sokongan para pengundi muda untuk memilih calon Barisan Nasional (BN) Ismail Saffian pada pilihan raya kecil itu. Komen Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai: “MCA telahpun membuat persediaan. Kita akan bekerja bersungguh-sungguh untuk memastikan kemenangan calon kita, Ismail Saffian”. Liow berkata MCA juga akan memperkenalkan Ismail kepada para pengundi Cina di kawasan Bukit Gantang melalui kempen rumah ke rumah bagi membolehkan komuniti itu mengenali Ismail secara lebih dekat lagi. Beliau berkata latar belakang Ismail yang merupakan anak tempatan akan memudahkan lagi usaha MCA untuk memperkenalkan calon BN itu kepada masyarakat pengundi Cina di Bukit Gantang (Sumber : Pemantauan Berita Warta Perdana TV1, KHAMIS, 19 MAC 2009).
Banisaid : Betul ke MCA akan membantu dalam memastikan kemenangan calon BN?? Setahu Bani la satu bendera MCA satu pun masih belum dikibarkan dikawasan P059 ini lagi. Kalau diperhatikan bendera UMNO,MIC,IPF,PPP dan Gerakan telah mula berkibar sejak seminggu yang lalu. Bilik gerakan parti MCA satu pun belum dibuka apatah lagi gerak kerja mereka. Bani tak nampak kesungguhan daripada parti MCA untuk membantu calon BN pun. Mungkin sebab bukan calon depa tu yang liat sikit nak membantu...hahahaha.

3 comments:

golokperak said...

MCA: Malaysia is a secular state
17 Mar 09 : 2.00PM
By Gan Ping Sieu
editor@thenutgraph.comeditor@thenutgraph.com

AS MCA Political Education Bureau head, I have reservations over the written reply given by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to Member of Parliament for Bukit Gelugor Karpal Singh in the Dewan Rakyat on 12 March 2009 that "Malaysia is a 'negara Islam'."

I welcome the prime minister's statement that Malaysia is not a theocratic state and shall adhere to a parliamentary democratic system as enshrined in the Federal Constitution. But the reference of Malaysia as a "negara Islam" by the prime minister is wholly unnecessary, as the phrase "negara Islam" will only serve to confuse the rakyat and cause unwanted fear.

Historical documents

The MCA is of the position that Malaysia is nothing but a secular state. This is evidenced from the following historical accounts and the subsequent debates when the Federal Constitution was drafted:

The Alliance Memorandum submitted to the Reid Constitution Commission on 27 Sept 1956 clearly stated that "the religion of Malaya shall be Islam ... and shall not imply that the state is not a secular state."

When the Working Party, comprising the Alliance and the rulers' representatives and the High Commissioner, met on 22 Feb 1957 to review the Reid Commission draft on the possibility of the provision on religion being misinterpreted, the Alliance and Umno chief Tunku Abdul Rahman assured the Working Party that "the whole Constitution was framed on the basis that the Federation would be a secular state."

At the London Constitutional talks in May 1957, the Colonial Office did not object to the inclusion of an official religion after being assured by the Alliance leaders that they "had no intention of creating a Muslim theocracy and that Malaya would be a secular state."

On behalf of the Alliance, (later Tun) Tan Siew Sin told the federal legislature that the inclusion of the official religion "... does not in any way derogate from the principle, which has always been accepted, that Malaya will be a secular state and that there would be complete freedom to practise any other religion."

A year after Independence, on 1 May 1958, then Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman clarified in the Legislative Council that "I would like to make it clear that this country is not an Islamic state as it is generally understood. We merely provide that Islam shall be the official religion of the state."


Judicial recognition

The above position has received judicial recognition. Former Lord President Tun Mohamed Salleh Abas, in Che Omar bin Che Soh v Public Prosecutor (1988), stated that the term "Islam" in Article 3(1) of the Federal Constitution meant "only such acts as relate to rituals and ceremonies... the law in this country is ... secular law."

The former Lord President Tun Mohamed Suffian Hashim also wrote that Islam was made the official religion primarily for ceremonial purposes, to enable prayers to be offered in the Islamic way on official public occasions, such as the installation or birthday of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Independence Day and similar occasions.

Constitution law expert Prof Dr Shad Saleem Faruqi and prominent legal scholar, the late Tan Sri Professor Ahmad Ibrahim, also shared the above observations.

The MCA is of the position that the guiding principles for public administration in our beloved multiracial country shall always adhere to universal values of equality, justice, fairness, transparency, mutual respect, the rule of law, etc., which transcends all religions.


Gan Ping Sieu
MCA Spokesperson and Head of MCA Political Education Bureau

CYBERCDO said...

Usah di ambil kira sangat samada MCA nak bantu atau tidak, yang penting kita MELAYU mesti bersatu di bawah UMNO demi untuk Agama, Bangsa dan Negara.....

Anonymous said...

Barisan Nasional itu sendiri perlu bersatu itu yang lebih penting, kalau benar cintakan bangsa dan pejuang bangsa kita perlu bersatu. Terutama kepada pengundi melayu.. Jangan kerana kelalaian kita dan dendam sesama kita membawa kepada perpecahan yang berlarutan.. Bibit- bibit perpecahan itu sudah sekian hari semakin terserlah..Apakah rakyat kita sudah lupa kepada perjuangan orang terdahulu sehingga kita lupa yang kita tak selamanya aman... Wahai orang bukit gantang mengundilah dengan matang..Undilah calon UMNO itu, bagi memastikan kelangsungan ketuanan melayu di perak ini akan terus dijaga.