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Charles Santiago


MP: Don’t allow EU investors to bypass our courts

Posted: 20 Oct 2011 10:04 PM PDT


受害者在外國如何越洋非禮‧巫統部落客誣衊冠英子

Posted: 20 Oct 2011 03:42 AM PDT

Source: Guang Ming

 

2011-10-19 19:17

  • 行動黨議員揭露被巫統部落格指遭檳州首長林冠英的兒子非禮的女子並非林冠英兒子的同學。前排左 起為日落洞區國會議員黃泉安、行動黨國會領袖林吉祥、潘儉偉和武吉免登區國會議員方貴倫,後排左 起為木威區國會議員倪可漢、巴生區國會議員查爾斯聖地亞哥、吳慶忠和古晉區國會議員張健仁。(圖:光明日報)

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(吉隆坡19日訊)民主行動黨國會議員揭露,親巫統部落格所指遭檳州首長林冠英兒子非禮的女子,其實是一名21歲的蘇格蘭混血兒,也是一名西洋棋高手,並非林冠英兒子的同學。

行動黨八打靈再也北區國會議員潘儉偉週三在國會走廊召開記者會表示,從行動黨收集的資料證明,巫統部落客D r N o v a n d r i's在papagomo's blog的部落格散播的訊息完全不正確、惡意誹謗、野蠻指責以及最大的謊言。

拿女棋王照片捏造醜聞

據悉,該名女子名叫安雅科克(Anya Corke),父親是蘇格蘭人,母親是華裔,她在美國出生,在香港成長,目前是英國的西洋棋代表。

據瞭解,目前安雅科克是在美國女子大學Wellesley College的3年級學生,也曾獲2004年、2005年、2006年和2008香港西洋棋賽冠軍。

潘儉偉指出,根據黨電腦部主任吳慶忠從http://www.chessbase.com尋獲的資料顯示,親巫統部落格張貼的照片,是安雅科克在2007年於奧地利卡林提亞出席第一屆西洋棋節時,所拍攝的照片。

促凱里向冠英兒子道歉

他表示,巫統部落格嘗試以虛構非禮的故事來詆毀林冠英16歲的兒子以及林冠英的家庭。

潘儉偉也促請揶揄林冠英兒子的巫青團團長凱里和巫統收回有關言論,以及向林冠英的兒子道歉。

"巫統也必須採取行動對付涉及誹謗林冠英兒子的黨員。"

此外,他說,目前行動黨尚未決定是否要採取法律行動對付該名部落客,因為擔心此事會被轉移視線和失焦,如警方會逮捕林冠英的兒子以及向後者錄取口供等。(光明日報)


Amendments to labour law will damage workers’ rights — J. Solomon

Posted: 19 Oct 2011 11:57 PM PDT

Source: The Malaysian Insider

 

October 10, 2011

OCT 10 — The National Union of Bank Employees (NUBE) would like the government to suspend the progress of the amendments to the Employment Act 1955, though it does seem as though the government has disregarded the voice of the trade union movement in the country, as represented by the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC).

When the amendments were debated in Parliament, it was clear as to who among the wakil rakyats properly understood the matter or really cared about the interest of workers.

The matter of facilitating the further development of labour contractors will result in a loss of security of tenured workers, the depression of wages, dismantling of trade union rights, and will consign the position of workers in the country and place workers similar to chattel.

This will give the licence to employers to abuse workers. Though some Members of Parliament (MPs) argued that such abuse is rampant, it will have to be recognised that we cannot establish a system that will allow for such abuses. It is a case of institutionalising a system that caters towards abuse of workers.

NUBE would like to congratulate the Members of Parliament who argued on behalf of workers, YBs such as Charles Santiago, R. Sivarasa, Khairy Jamaluddin, Abdullah Sani, Chong Eng, and Khalid Abdul Samad. Clearly, they have the interest of workers at heart and in doing so, they are arguing for a system where labour and capital can exist with respect for each other.

It was very distressing to hear Datuk Haji Tajuddin Abdul Rahman, the wakil rakyat for Pasir Salak, where he argued that foreign workers should not be allowed to join unions and participate in their activities.

YB Datuk Haji Tajuddin would do well to remember that the denial of trade union or basic human rights to any individual or any party is a threat to trade union and human rights for everyone else. Seeking the containment of trade union activity is an anti-union act.

It is a real concern as the YB from Pasir Salak is involved as part of the management of government-linked companies (GLCs) in the country. If this is the position of GLCs, the GLCs are taking a position against the rakyat, who really own the GLCs.

The Minister of Human Resources Datuk S. Subramaniam stated in Parliament during the debate that without employers there will be no trade unions. The Honorable Minister should recognise that without the rakyat, there will be no employers and no government, for that matter. The people and the interest of the people have to come before anything else.

It does not have to be done to the exclusion of investment, but this is a case of abusing workers to benefit employers. The interest of the vast majority of Malaysians has taken second place to the interest of a small group of people.

These amendments will have the effect of making the Malaysian employment landscape to be one of slave owners and slaves. NUBE will mobilise its resources to continue to oppose such draconian moves to abuse Malaysian workers.

* J Solomon is general secretary of the National Union of Bank Employees (NUBE


MP: Be cautious of terms in investment chapter of FTA with EU

Posted: 19 Oct 2011 11:48 PM PDT

Source: The Sundaily

 

Posted on 20 October 2011 – 05:26am
Last updated on 20 October 2011 – 09:27am

Hemananthani Sivanandam
newsdesk@thesundaily.com

KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 19, 2011): The government must tread with caution with regards to the ongoing negotiations with the European Union (EU) on the Free Trade Agreement, said Klang MP Charles Santiago (pix).

Talks, which started yesterday, is the fifth round of negotiations to date.

Charles, who has in the past served as Expert Consultant for the European Commission, Brussels, said Malaysia needs to reject all pressure from the EU in order to protect its regulatory space and sovereignty.

He said one of the most worrying specific terms of the FTA is the investment chapter that the EU wants Malaysia to adopt.

"The purpose of the investment chapter is to ensure that the interests of investors are protected,” said Charles who is also director of Monitoring Sustainability of Globalisation (MSN), a Malaysian based NGO think-tank.

Speaking to reporters at Parliament today, he said: "The investment chapter, specifically contains provisions that allow investors to sue governments directly.”

Most importantly, the state-investor dispute mechanism allows investors to by-pass the domestic legal system and sue government before international arbitration panels if it perceives that state policies jeapordise company profits, said Charles.

"If Malaysia agrees to the chapter, it will put national sovereignty at stake and render Parliament useless.

"Here in Parliament, we are making laws in the best interests of the nation. But these laws can be over-turned by an international arbitration panel if judged as detrimental to investors," he said.

Citing a case last year, Charles said tobacco giant Philip Morris filed a request for arbitration against Uruguay with the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

He said the company argued that tobacco regulations enacted by Uruguay violated several provisions of the Switzerland-Uruguay bilateral investment treaty (BIT).

Charles said Philip Morris is challenging three provisions of Uruguay's tobacco regulations.

"Clearly, Philip Morris is critical of the health policy of the Uruguayan government as it will impact on its profits," he added.

He said Malaysia could learn from countries like Australia, that opposes greater rights for foreign companies and inclusion of investor-state dispute settlement mechanism.



Malaysia nuclear plant plan on hold

Posted: 19 Oct 2011 11:44 PM PDT

Source: Malaysia Chronicle

 

MALAYSIA – The government has yet to make a final decision on the proposal to build a nuclear power plant in the country, said Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Peter Chin Fah Kui.

He told the house during question time that various studies need to be carried out to look into the ability and readiness of the country to manage a nuclear plant.

“My ministry invited several consultants in July to get advice on implementing public education and awareness programmes. But based on the government’s advice, the programme was not carried out,” he said in reply to a question from Charles Santiago (DAP-Klang).

Chin said the ministry had suggested that such programmes be carried out early and continually to find out if Malaysians wanted nuclear power.


担忧大马会受国际大公司摆布 查尔斯促向欧盟争端机制说不

Posted: 19 Oct 2011 11:40 PM PDT

Source: Malaysiakini

高嘉琪
2011年10月19日 傍晚7点48分

行动党巴生国会议员查尔斯今日敦促大马勿向欧盟屈服,同意接纳大马欧盟自由贸易协定下的"争端解决机制",以免国际大公司借用国际仲裁庭来影响大马的政策。

查尔斯阐明,这项"争端解决机制"(state-investor dispute settlement mechanism),允许大公司在觉得本身盈利受影响情况下把各国政府控上仲裁庭。

"从90年代至今,已有逾300宗大公司起诉各国政府上国际仲裁庭的案例。"


New Act to broaden scope of neighbourhood watch scheme

Posted: 19 Oct 2011 11:30 PM PDT

Source: The Star

18/10/2011 -Tuesday

AT THE DEWAN RAKYAT
Reports by MARTIN CARVALHO, YUEN MEIKENG, RAHIMY RAHIM and CALVIN YEO

A NEW Act is being planned to improve and broaden the scope of the Rukun Tetangga (RT) neighbourhood watch scheme and the Voluntary Patrolling Scheme (VPS), Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon said.He said the move was consistent with current developments and also in line with the abolition of several enactments, including the Emer­gency Ordinance 1969.

"In relation to this, we welcome feedback and suggestions to further improve the proposed Act," he said in reply to Datuk Ismail Abdul Muttalib (BN – Maran) in the Dewan Rakyat and speaking to reporters later at the Parliament lobby.

Dr Koh said most of the RT sectors had played positive roles since the scheme started in 1975, under the Essential Regulations (Rukun Tetang­ga) of the Emergency Ordinance.

"It involved various activities to promote interaction, welfare, health, wellness, good neighbourliness, understanding and harmony among residents in the area it operates," he said.

Regarding the VPS, which started in 2004, Dr Koh said it involved the co-operation between the community and the police in dealing with neighbourhood crimes.

Dr Koh said from 2007 to last year, the Government had given RM3.2mil in compensation to RT and VPS members, following 142 cases of death, 12 cases of permanent disability and 560 cases of injuries.

He said RT and VPS members were given 24-hour accident insurance coverage by Takaful Nasional.

As at August this year, there were 5,456 RT sectors nationwide, a 37% improvement over the 3,995 figure in early 2009.

The VPS increased 110% from 1,248 sectors in 2009 to 2,698 by August this year.

Meanwhile, Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Peter Chin Fah Kui said the Government has not made any final decision on its plan to build a nuclear power plant.

"We are still conducting studies on the suitability and the safety of the proposed nuclear plant.

"The result will help the Government to make a final decision," he told Charles Santiago (DAP – Klang), who had asked about the issue.

Chin said the nuclear power plant would be built only if the majority of Malaysians agreed to have it.


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