Stupid law, stupid results part II

In the run up to an anticipated snap GE, the prime minister dangled previously unimagined sweet promises.


Najib: We value an independent judiciary
By V. Anbalagan and Sean Augustin

PUTRAJAYA: The prime minister said that his administration respects and understands the need for an independent judiciary.

"My administration is committed to an independent judiciary, which is an essential ingredient in nation-building," Datuk Seri Najib Razak said in his speech during his maiden visit to the Palace of Justice (POJ), here yesterday, which houses the Federal Court and Court of Appeal.

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Well, he got a very easy thing to do to prove how serious he is with regards to those lofty goals and put away the ghost of Perkasa torpedoing his previous flagship called NEM (not to mention a tragic waste of tax payers' money succumbing to subcontractor of some sorts to a political party)

Take a look at this section of Election Act, 1958.

Whoever drafted this piece of injustice is basically telling the judiciary to f@#k off if a concerned tax payer notice something amiss with the electoral roll.

This is a piece of legislation by the best democracy in the world, basically saying that basic democractic right of seeking justice from courts is denied.

This is a piece of legislation by the administration that respect the judiciary, basically saying that a set of bureacrates who are proven incompetent (by, from numeorus examples, registering lesbian army couple as postal voters)  is a force above the judiciary.

Holy goreng pisang, if a matter as serious as Perak power grab can be brought to several round of court hearing, then how come a set of electoral roll ladden well proven to be full of issues, is not subject to judicial review?

Isn't seeking redress from courts a foundation for democracy?

Isn't separation of power - independent legislation, execution and judiciary are basic tenets of democracy, let alone the best shiok-sendiri-promise-everything-darling-before-sex-find-a-way-out-later democracy?

Then how come the legislation is telling the judiciary not to look at the proven incompetent executive over matters of public interest?

Najib can just propose the sentence in the red box to be removed. I am sure all the BN MPs would praise him migthily and vote for it.

(By the way, notice the silence from Perkasa when Najib announce that the Bumi quota will go eventually? Did the bullet holders mailed all their stocks to Tony Pua?)

Secondly, after declaring the electoral roll is a no-judiciary-area, we have this curious piece of legislation below

The EC may produce another set of electoral roll (may be different from the gazetted one where the public can review and protest within 7 days only - read my previous post) on nomination day and that roll is final and not disputable.

Say on 4th October they produced the latest supplementary electoral roll for public scrutiny. By 11th all protests must come in. Let say on the same day, the PM decided to call for election and set the nomination day on 18th October.  When I read the election act below, it seems that there is nothing to stop the EC from amending the electoral roll that was closed to public protest on the 11th.

Wonderful things can happy within an unscrutinized window period, use your imagination with liberal doses then.

Najib can also ask to streamline the 2 pieces of legislation and ensure only 1 set of electoral roll is accepted. Otherwise, one cannot refrain from wondering what can go on right until the day of nomination.

1 comment:


    written by ramsey, September 29, 2011 14:52:00

    Let us not also forget that to give legitimacy to a detention, they have even passed a law taking effect RETROSPECTIVELY. I believe that legislation takes effect after gazetting. How they got that done I don't know. BUT I DO KNOW THAT IT WAS DONE BY APANAMA.
    written by plain truth, September 29, 2011 13:16:28

    It has been mainly TO RULE "FOR KEEPS" MINDSET / STRATEGY ! with stopgap policies along the way to ensure ONE rule on n on n on (eg.MAS/AA was one quick fix solution by ? u guess) With all the baggages especially accumulated the last 30 years since mm days, NO WAY to expect concerted effort to change! Keep on dreaming and talk, talk,talk, No other way, but only with a NEW elected ruling party - is like in a quicksand n is just to get out priority. (Lots of effort are being channel towards G13 , with no substance, look good feel good act good,talk good, placate this group or that, notice now less/no distraction from right wing, nowadays the news will carry 1st part 2nd part compare 2 a year/two ago so much play act, U were ELECTED in G12 to GOVERN, so now the BEST OF TIMES (b/4 G13) to scrutinise ur REPORT CARD what u have done/ what has happened since DAY ONE especially so when u been in power 4 last 50 years! All these last minute/ latest efforts have NO RESULT to show yet, so nothing to gauge, only words, might end up ONE FAT ZERO ! right ? especially if base on ur so many,manny,past records/actions
    written by just another bolehlander, September 29, 2011 11:06:42

    then Pakatan must include in the Jingga book with a promise to amend the constitution that will outlaw all laws that restrict the laws from being reviewed by the judiciary. Boleh!!
    written by Abu Dajal, September 29, 2011 10:37:47