23 May, 2013

Inquest Over N Dharmendran’s Sudden Death

I refer to the death of N Dharmendran after being remanded at Kuala Lumpur police head quarters.

The deceased, 32-year old was remanded after suspected to have been involved in the shooting of two men in Bandar Tun Razak two weeks ago. The deceased had complained of chest pains at about 9pm on Tuesday while being detained at the Kuala Lumpur police headquarters lock-up. He was immediately sent to the Kuala Lumpur hospital for treatment but died upon arrival there.

City police chief Deputy Commissior Datuk Mohmad Salleh said yesterday that post-mortem results revealed the victim might have been murdered while in police custody at the Kuala Lumpur police headquarters. He also said that the Bukit Aman CID investigators are now investigating the matter.

Notwithstanding the police quick response to investigate the matter, Kedah Gerakan Youth urged that an “inquest” be conducted to investigate the sudden death of the late N Dharmendran.

The proposed “inquest” is of public importance and must be held at the soonest possible to determine the cause of the sudden death of the late N Dharmendran.

Such death after under police custody would certainly tarnished public confidence in the police force.

It is utmost importance that this matter being investigated by an independent body such an “inquest”.

The cause of the sudden death must be known. Any delay would affect public perception towards the Barisan Nasional government.

20 May, 2013

Royal Commission Inquiry (RCI) on the 13th General Election

I refer to the recently concluded 13th General Election in our country.

Since the results being announced, leaders from the opposition Pakatan had been making allegation that the 13th General Election had involved fraud.

This includes allegation more than 40,000 foreigners had been flew into our country to vote. However, to date, none had been discovered except for a case where a Malaysian Indian man with a Chinese name was mistaken as Bangladeshi. The DAP leader who made the false allegation was reported to have apologized on the matter but only after the polls.

Legally in the event of any dispute or fraud, the opposition could file a petition in court to challenge the results of the polls within 21 days after the results being gazetted (expected in this month). Instead of just doing that, the opposition still continues to organize several rallies to oppose the result of the 13th General Election. Their leaders had been reported to continue making allegation via public speeches as if there’s fraud in the 13th General Election.

Such allegation had caused a false public perception over the 13th General Election and tarnished the image of the Election Commission. To make matters worse, these false allegations continue to be on record in blogs, facebook, twitter and other social media that can be easily accessed over the internet. It may be a source of reference in history.

Thus, Kedah Gerakan Youth proposes to the government that a Royal Commission Inquiry (RCI) be established to:-

(1)             investigate any allegation made towards the 13th General Election and determine truth behind such allegation; and

(2)             determine any procedural flaws that may have occurred during the 13th General Election and recommend ways to improve our country’s electoral system.

We hope that the opposition leaders in Pakatan will bring forward concrete evidence to substantiate their allegation of fraud in the 13th General Election.

Truth need to be on record.

13 May, 2013


I refer to the statement by former Court of Appeal Judge Mohd Noor Abdullah yesterday who warned that the Malaysian Chinese must be prepared for a backlash from the Malay community for their "betrayal" in the recently concluded 13th general election.

Source: Malaysiakini (12 May 2013)

With due respect to him, the general election is a democratic process where any Malaysian can choose whichever party they wish to vote. Their choice is not an act of betrayal towards any political party or community.

No doubt, Barisan Nasional may have lost the support of majority of Malaysian Chinese in the 13th general election. However, not all Malaysian Chinese voted for the opposition. There are still a large number of Malaysian Chinese who supported the Barisan Nasional government.

Thus, it’s grossly misleading for him to create a false perception as if all Malaysian Chinese had betrayed the Malay community.

In fact, there are also people from the Malay community who supported the opposition.

As a current member of the MACC complaints committee, Mohd Noor Abdullah should refrain from making any statement that would cause uneasiness among Malaysians after the 13th general election.

Kedah Gerakan Youth is of the opinion that MACC should review the position of Mohd Noor Abdullah in their complaints committee.

Everyone should work together to unite Malaysians after the 13th general election and not otherwise.