Given that Umno MPs/cabinet ministers helped push up Hadi’s 355 bill in previous sittings of Parliament, opponents of the bill are not taking chances.
Already Tawfik Ismail, whose father Ismail Abd Rahman served as Deputy Prime Minister to Najib’s father Razak, has filed a suit against the parliamentary speaker in a bid to halt the bill’s momentum in Parliament.
Meanwhile, 67 civil society groups, including Aliran, are urging members of Parliament who are against the bill to make sure they turn up for the entire sitting tomorrow in case the bill is pushed up the order paper and put to a vote.
This is an excerpt from the statement:
The public and the parliamentarians must remember that the 355 bill is alive despite the BN’s U-turn in tabling it as a government bill. The BN may just fast-track the motion and allow its MPs to vote on it freely. If enough MPs who object to the bill have gone home early, it can be adopted as per Zahid’s declaration. The BN’s reversal last Wednesday will then be shrewdly reversed.
As this is an ordinary bill, passing the motion will require only a simple majority. In other words, if only 60 MPs stay in the House when the motion to table the bill is put to a vote, it can be passed with a 31-29 majority.
Hence, any parliamentarian who is absent when the bill is put to a vote should be seen as silently supporting the bill, whatever their publicly-declared position is. If the motion is passed and the bill becomes a government bill, all those who are absent should be held responsible alongside those who vote for the motion.
Therefore, even if the MPs have bought their air tickets to return home early, they must stay on until the parliamentary sitting is over. It is their duty to make laws and they cannot find any excuse to abdicate their constitutional duty.
Read the full statement on the Aliran website.
This bill has to be voted down for it will take our nation away from the constitutional framework laid down in 1957.
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A list of selected occasions when Malaysian MPs made remarks that provoked outrage and raised eyebrows among Malaysians: 2007 May 9 Umno’s Kinabatangan MP Bung Mokhtar Radin infamously alluded to a woman’s menstrual cycle when commenting on a leaky ceiling in Parliament, using “bocor” or leak to describe the monthly periods. “Where is the leak? Batu Gajah MP also leaks every month,” he said, referring to female DAP lawmaker Fong Po Kuan. He was reported making an apology about ten days later and begging forgiveness from women nationwide if they felt insulted, while a fellow lawmaker who had made a… Read more »
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Umno MP Shabudin Yahya:
“For a woman that was raped, if she can marry (her rapist) she would not go through such a bleak future. At least she has someone who can become her husband. So this will be a remedy for social problems.”
If the opposition fails to block it by not attending then its no longer Hadi Bill.
Its should be call DAP LGE BILL AND WAN AZIZAH PKR BILL.
rajraman.Don’t have to mention UMNO,MIC or MCA.
How sick can this fella go the extra mile of suggesting marriage between a rapist & his victim (for her own good)?
C’mon. This land is not in Saudi Arabia or IS Syria!
Penang CM says embarrassed by Tasek Gelugor MP’s rape remark
Note: Some sick loser men may take this as an opportunity to force a marriage on girls who rejected them.
Umno’s Shabudin Yahaya says girls as young as nine are ‘physically and spiritually’ ready for marriage, as the Muslim-majority Southeast Asian country passed a law on sexual offences against children. ‘They reach puberty at the age of nine or 12. And at that time, their body is already akin to them being 18 years old. So physically and spiritually, it is not a barrier for the girl to marry,’ Shabudin said on Tuesday during a debate on the bill. He also said there was ‘nothing wrong’ with a rape victim marrying her rapist as she would then not face a… Read more »
9 years old already sexually mature, then why still need PG13 rating?
According to government statistics, between 2010 and 2015, there were 6,264 applications for child marriage from Muslims – the number of approved applications is unknown – and 2,725 non-Muslim teenage girls who got married. The age of consent for sex in Malaysia is 16. Under civil law, the minimum age of marriage is 18 with parental consent (21 without), but girls may be married between the ages of 16 to 18 with the consent of a state’s chief minister. Under Islamic law, the minimum age of marriage is 18 for boys and 16 for girls, but people can marry even… Read more »
Paedophiles are not only attracted to the physical body of a child, but also the innocence and purity linked to the child’s appearance and age.
However, once the child becomes an adult, the marriage often ends in divorce as the victim no longer has the physical traits that the rapist was previously attracted to.
This might lead the rapist to then committing the same crime on other children, possibly even their own children from this failed marriage.
Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/04/06/expert-victim-rapist-marriage-rewards-rapist-punishes-victim/#OJukgMCWeHfP7bkB.99
Even though we live in the 21st century, it is saddening to see how little has changed and how much work is still pending. While one half of the world condemns and sentences the rapists to prison and provides support to the victims, the other half of the world has a completely different attitude towards rape, its victims and its perpetrators. People everywhere need to open up their eyes and take a stand when someone says the unthinkable. For a rape victim that last piece of hope is further shattered when she is told to marry the man who ruined… Read more »
For a woman or girl who is raped (in isolation), how to get 4 witnesses to condemn the rapist? This kind of stone-age requirement looks more like giving a male an upper hand to become an animal as long as there are no 4 living souls around.
Don’t be fooled. An U-Turn is definitely a striking back tactic! Turn your backs at your own perils. Today may go down in Boleh-U-Turn-Land history as a D-Day for Hadi’s Bill. All my life, I have been living a free-man’s life (almost). Who’s to tell me to separate from my wife in a supermarket queue, wear knee long pants or see only almost-covered-up girls, a God’s creation of beauty for men’s admiration in the first place @ Eden? God, I don’t pray to You 5 times a day, but You definitely know my heart – that perceives diabolical men have… Read more »
Sadly most religious people fail to appreciate the core values of their belief, but choose to focus on practices, such that their behavioural action be visible to others to be seen as pious? Others follow their practices due to peer pressure and ignorance towards the core values?
The Arabs esp the Saudis are laughing at our naivety to embrace their culture, stocks + barrels as if theirs is the only stairways to heaven.
UMNO GOVT IS NOT SINCERE; ACTUALLY UMNO IS BACKING
The Hardy Boys taken for a ride !
Since when is the Courts superior to the Parliament. Ignorant lawyers
are forgetting that parliament is supreme. Pandikar has merely
stated his i opinion when he said-‘ we cannot discus 1MDb
because it is in the courts in new york…’
A … fool?
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