Sunday, July 27, 2014

We are firm and clear on our principle

The issue about the implementation of hudud law is not only a Pakatan Rakyat issue but is a Malaysian issue. 

The recent meeting between Kelantan PAS and BN UMNO to discuss the implementation of hudud law without the need to amend the Federal Constitution is grounded on the JAKIM’s Paper released in May, 2014.

According to the said Paper, the Federal Constitution has implicitly provided for the implementation of hudud law and that non-muslims must also accept it. As such, there is no need to amend the Federal Constitution to implement hudud law in Kelantan.

Such interpretation of the Federal Constitution by the JAKIM is, without doubt, mistaken and wrong. However, if the UMNO accepts such interpretation as the correct interpretation, the PAS also accepts it as such, the other component parties in BN keeps quiet about it and PR also keeps quiet, then slowly but surely, such wrong interpretation will one day become the norms and accepted view in Malaysia.

While I do not expect the BN’s component parties to speak up against UMNO for they have long been the “yes-men” of UMNO, but I do expect, at the least, the Sarawak PKR to be firm against such wrongful interpretation of the Federal Constitution.

I hope Sarawak PKR do not see the proposed implementation of hudud law in Kelantan to be a mere Kelantan problem. Once a particular state in Malaysia started the implementation of hudud law, the whole nature of our Federal Constitution is changed, and it will only be a matter of time that hudud law will be extended to Sarawak.

The crisis facing PR Sarawak today is not due to fault of DAP, but due to PAS dancing to the tune of UMNO in the implementation of hudud law. Baru Bian should be experienced enough in politics to see that. Is his not taking PAS to task because PKR Sarawak has no autonomy to do so and has to abide by the National PKR leadership’s directive?

As for DAP, we are firm and clear on our principle. Our Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng was the first to announce that hudud law will not be implemented in Penang, even before Adenan made the announcement. This is testimony to our resolve against the implementation of hudud law in Malaysia.

26-7-2014

Chong Chieng Jen
DAP Sarawak Chairman
Member of Parliament for Bandar Kuching
ADUN for Kota Sentosa

坚守原则,不容忽视伊斯兰党和巫统合作推动落实伊刑法的趋势。

(古晋26日讯)“改变”固然是重要,但是,伊斯兰党和巫统合作推动落实伊刑法的趋势也是不容忽视。 虽然许多人希望民联这个组织可以持续,但是,更多的砂拉越人,更不希望看到伊刑法被实施,不管是在吉兰丹或在马来西亚的任何一个州属,因为,有了一个州属开始实施伊刑法,伊刑法伸延到砂州,只是时间的问题了。

民主行动党砂州主席张健仁指出,在伊刑法的课题上,民联应该拥有更坚定和明确的立场。 如果因为畏惧伊斯兰党而回避这课题,结果只会让伊斯兰党和巫统在这个课题上一步一步的得逞。


张氏说,伊斯兰党和巫统合作探讨落实伊刑法,是基于马来西亚回教发展局(JAKIM)于今年5月所出炉的一份研究报告书。 该份报告书指说,我国联邦宪法已涵盖落实伊斯兰刑事法,因此,要落实伊刑法不需修改联邦宪法。 而且,该份报告书也指明,非回教徒也应该接受伊刑法。


“这种宪法的解释,是错误的。 但是,若巫统接纳该解释,伊斯兰党也接纳,国阵其他成员党不出声,民联也不出声。最后,这错误的宪法解释也将被接受为正确和主流的宪法解释。”

张氏表示,他不会期待人联党、马华、民政、人民党、民进党或联民党敢对巫统提出任何抗议的声音,因为他们长期来就是巫统的“应声虫”。 但是,公正党不应该对此事也装不懂,不出声,不表态。

他说,今天砂民联面对瓦解的危机,归根究底,是伊斯兰党违背3党协议与巫统共舞欲落实伊刑法,不是砂行动党强硬。 其实,早在阿德南公布不会在砂州实行伊刑法之前,槟州首席部长林冠英就已宣布不会在槟州实现伊刑法。 这就是行动党对“马来西亚是世俗国”这原则的坚持。

“难道巴鲁比安看不到,问题出在伊斯兰党,而不是行动党? 或是砂公正党受控于西马公正党,在这课题上没有自主决定的权力?


氏表示,他不会期待人联党、马华、民政、人民党、民进党或联民党敢对巫统提出任何抗议的声音,因为他们长期来就是巫统的“应声虫”。 但是,公正党不应该对此事也装不懂,不出声,不表态。

他说,今天砂民联面对瓦解的危机,归根究底,是伊斯兰党违背3党协议与巫统共舞欲落实伊刑法,不是砂行动党强硬。 其实,早在阿德南公布不会在砂州实行伊刑法之前,槟州首席部长林冠英就已宣布不会在槟州实现伊刑法。 这就是行动党对“马来西亚是世俗国”这原则的坚持。

“难道巴鲁比安看不到,问题出在伊斯兰党,而不是行动党? 或是砂公正党受控于西马公正党,在这课题上没有自主决定的权力?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hudud Law is not suitable for Sarawak



The state DAP brought the hudud law issue during the state Pakatan Rakyat (PR) meeting sometime in May this year.

This was confirmed by its state chief Chong Chieng Jen who denied that the issue was never discussed at the meeting, an allegation he said was made by state PKR chief Baru Bian and state PAS chief Adam Ahid on Sunday.

“Hudud Law is not suitable for Sarawak,” Chong said.

“I brought out the (Hudud Law) issue and I requested that PAS made their stand during that meeting in May."

“PAS rejected the request and I thought PKR, represented by Baru would support my request but he was silent,” he told a press conference at the state DAP head office here yesterday.

“I must say I was displeased with the PKR and Pas’ stand,” he added.

According to Chong, PAS discussed the subject with the federal government last Thursday (news reported on Jul 18 by a Chinese Daily) which was led by Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department.

He said the discussion touched on the implementation of hudud law without any amendment to the federal constitution citing a paper from the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) which said that the hudud law could be implemented without amending the constitution.

“It also said hudud law applied to all Malaysians regardless of their religions and Jakim’s suggestion was apparently endorsed by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yasin. I think the discussion and implementation of hudud without amending the constitution is just the first step towards the Islamisation of the country.

“Now that the ball is at the court of PKR and PAS it is for PAS to make a stand whether they want to revert to the common principle, policy of PR common manifesto during the 13th General Election and the principle of the Malaysia agreement, “said Chong.

As far as PKR is concerned, Chong said that they should make a firm, clear and unequivocal stand on this issue.

“Beside PKR and PAS, the Barisan Nasional also has to make a stand on the issue. It is no longer an issue with PAS and Umno. It is our duty as political parties to defend the constitutions as well as the Malaysia Agreement,” he said.


on The Borneo Post (23/07/2014) and edited.

砂州不适实施伊刑法


砂行动党主席张健仁昨日针对有人指称砂行动党事先未就该党在州联委会会议中的议决与其他友党进行讨论的说法回应说﹐ 在今年5月份召开的砂民联理事会会议中﹐ 其本身就曾经提出伊斯兰刑事法的课题﹐ 并在会上要求伊斯兰党代表就有关课题表明立场﹐ 唯砂伊斯兰党代表给予拒绝﹐ 而砂公正党的领袖也没有在该项民联会议中做出表态。


同时身为古晋区国会议员的他是在昨日早上于该党总部召开的新闻发布会上发言时﹐ 就砂公正党及砂伊斯兰党针对砂行动党领袖在日前召开的州联委会会议中之议决所做出的回应﹐ 向媒体如是表示。

“我当时要求伊斯兰党代表表明立场﹑ 说明伊斯兰刑事法是不适合在砂州实施的﹐ 但他们拒绝了。”



他续称﹐ 砂公正党党主席峇鲁比安当时也在会上﹐ 但他也并未就有关课题表态。



“峇鲁比安说﹐ 报章曾经报导他的言论﹐ 表明他反对在砂州实施伊斯兰刑事法的立场﹐ 但在相关会议中﹐ 他却保持沉默。”

张健仁表示﹐ 针对相关课题﹐ 砂公正党领袖理应在砂民联理事会会议中做出表态。

· 确保宪法受保护
他也在会上重申﹐ 砂行动党日前在州联委会会议中做出有关议决的目的﹐ 是要避免大马立国契约受到侵蚀﹐ 并确保宪法的原则及精神受到保护。

“砂行动党是在无奈﹑ 痛心的前提下﹐ 做出了相关决定。”

他续指出﹐ 目前球是在砂伊斯兰党及砂公正党脚下﹐ 而当中﹐ 伊斯兰党就要决定是要重现民联3党之前的共同政策及精神﹐ 还是要跟着巫统起舞﹑ 继续要实施伊斯兰刑事法﹐并将国家伊斯兰化。

“另外﹐ 是种将事情暂时搁置﹑ 容后处理的态度﹐ 至今也应该告一段落﹐ 所以砂公正党也要明确表态﹐ 特别是要针对马来西亚伊斯兰教发展局的相关报告做出回应。”

“球在他们脚下﹐ 所以先看他们怎样踢﹐但砂行动党的大门并未关闭。”

他不忘提醒说﹐ 国阵成员党也应该就伊斯兰法课题清楚表明自身立场﹐ 因为捍卫宪法及大马立国契约﹐乃是负责任政党的责任。

· 阻止国家走向伊化
另一方面﹐ 他说明﹐马来西亚伊斯兰教发展局的相关报告也曾经提及说﹐ 伊斯兰刑事法其实可在不修宪的情况下获得实施﹐ 而概括伊斯兰刑事法的伊斯兰法令﹐ 也将可实施在非伊斯兰教徒身上。

为此他认为﹐ 伊斯兰刑事法的实施﹐ 将是我国被伊斯兰化的第一个步骤﹐ 所以他强调﹐ 该些负责任的政党就理应在国家伊斯兰化的第一步骤实施前做出阻止﹐ 以避免国家走向伊斯兰化的发展方向。


取自诗华日报 (23/07/2014)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

RESOLUTIONS PASSED BY DAP SARAWAK
-20-7-2014-

1. That the decision of PAS Kelantan to work together with the Federal Government for the implementation of the hudud law in Kelantan is not only against the common manifesto of the Pakatan Rakyat during the 13th General Elections, but also against the fundamental principle and spirit of the Federal Constitution and Malaysia Agreement.

2. That DAP Sarawak expresses deep regrets on the silence and non-committal on the part of PKR on such act by PAS against the common policies and spirit of the PR.

3. That unless PAS Malaysia revert to the common policies stated in the PR’s 13th General Election Manifesto and that PAS Sarawak openly resolve that it shall not pursue the implementation of hudud law in Sarawak, DAP Sarawak shall withdraw from Pakatan Rakyat Sarawak. Unless such conditions were fulfilled, DAP Sarawak shall refrain from holding or participating in any event organized under the name of PR or PAS.


砂州民主行动党议决通过

-20-7-2014-

1. 吉兰丹伊斯兰党与联邦政府合作欲在吉兰丹落实伊斯兰刑事法典举动,不只违背了民联3党在2014年全国大选联合宣言的共同政策大纲,也违背了马来西亚联邦宪法和马来西亚合约的基本原则和精神。

2. 砂拉越民主行动对于公正党针对此课题采取沉默和模棱两可的立场,表示遗憾。

3. 除非伊斯兰党重回民联在第13届国选民联3党联合宣言的共同政策和精神,且砂州伊斯兰党宣布放弃在砂拉越推行伊斯兰刑事法的目标,砂拉越民主行动党将退出砂民联。 在这两项条件实现之前,砂拉越民主行动党将停止参与任何以民联或伊斯兰党名义所举办的活动。




Friday, July 18, 2014

Commemorate #MH17



衷心向馬航MH17客機全體乘客及機組人員的家屬與親友致哀。
Deepest condolences to the families and friends of the passengers and crews of MH17.