PM to announce sweeping changes tonite

Today Star

Thursday September 15, 2011
PM to announce political, social and security changes in speech tonight
By WONG SAI WAN and MERGAWATI ZULFAKAR
newsdesk@thestar.com.my

KUALA LUMPUR: Sweeping political, social and security reforms are among the highlights of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s Merdeka/Malaysia Day speech that will be aired on private and public TV channels live tonight.

The Prime Minister is expected to announce measures that will make it less restrictive for people to express themselves and those who have seen the speech say that it will redefine the political landscape of Malaysia.

This is all about the democratic process. This is what the people have been clamouring for. The Govern-ment is listening to them.

And it is all about the transformation process by the Government. We already have the Government and economic transformations. This is now the time for political transformation in line with current global developments, said a source.

Najib is expected to make announcements on laws and practices that are deemed draconian and undemocratic by the people, including the Internal Security Act (ISA) and the Emergency Ordinance.

While senior aides said that the ISA would not be repealed, they said Najib would announce measures to update it, including on the length of the detention period.

In what can be seen as an answer to criticisms on the Government’s handling of the Bersih 2.0 rally, Najib is also expected to announce measures to relax control on the freedom of expression and the right to assemble.

A government official said the recent announcement of the formation of the parliamentary select committee to improve the electoral process was part of the reform process.

The Government is also expected to introduce reforms for media practitioners, including on censorship and the need for them to renew their permits annually.

The Government needs to move on with the times and do ourselves a favour without having to control publications, said another source.

Home Ministry deputy secretary-general (security) Datuk Abdul Rahim Mohamad Radzi said on Tuesday that the Government would be more open towards media practitioners by getting their feedback due to the changing global landscape and rapid information technology development.

He had said the ministry would also be studying legislation in other countries regarding demonstrations and assemblies, taking into consideration civil liberties as well as national security.

Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Rais Yatim said the Prime Minister’s address would be televised at 8.45pm.

He will be speaking in front of about 800 people comprising Cabinet ministers, senior government officers, members of Barisan Nasional component parties and non-governmental organisations at Auditorium Perdana, Angkasapuri.

He is expected to stress on key issues concerning major changes deemed crucial for the Government and the country, he said after chairing a post-Cabinet meeting at his ministry at Wisma TV, Angkasapuri, here yesterday.

Who is going to sweep who and sweep what ? . Let us wait and see

i rather he announce some sweeping changes to the voting system first…

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I didn’t read the whole article but I think it’s useless. Already set up so many studies, committees, forums, etc. but all talk only and BN never take these opinions seriously. They can do this because the vote is manipulated in their favor so they don’t have any fear even if majority of them are negative.

Secondly, as always, this is merely “Announcement”. And like all announcement, will soon be forgotten once GE is over. They also announce ISA “update”, but looking at it now still in limbo.

[quote=“LeechMeister”]I didn’t read the whole article but I think it’s useless. Already set up so many studies, committees, forums, etc. but all talk only and BN never take these opinions seriously. They can do this because the vote is manipulated in their favor so they don’t have any fear even if majority of them are negative.

Secondly, as always, this is merely “Announcement”. And like all announcement, will soon be forgotten once GE is over. They also announce ISA “update”, but looking at it now still in limbo.[/quote]

+1

I would rather he announces his retirement.

announce no more of those bumiputra quota+privileges thingy.

I would rather use the broom to sweep Najis ■■■■-face :evil:

i rather use a two handed broadsword…

better ask Lt Dan to troll kaw kaw the myeg/myemail website

BEST idea of the century…

LOL

I personally do not hold high hopes of the so called “sweeping changes” based on his past record, eg. New Economic Model (NEP replacement) and the infamous 1Malaysia rhetoric.

aiyo…sorry lah mr PM, cannot watch. your speech clashes with my favorite program ‘IRT: world most dangerous highway’ on astro history channel tonight.

unless your speech touches on awarding citizenship to Chinese and Indian stateless born since Merdeka and awarding permanence resident-ship to spouses of Malaysian on waiting list for years unlike your 6 month instant citizenship Muslim cousins from Indonesia,Pakistan,Bangladesh and the Philippine’s , then i am in serious doubt of your sincerity and reform agenda.

MCMC buggers keeping an eye on mcnet please pass this message to PM.

Another [size=150]CHEAP[/size] publicity stunts by the BN Government especially GE is around the corner…
Better watch other TV programs than listening & watching this ■■■■-face talk load of ■■■■■… :evil:
The ■■■■-face is only good at talking craps and nothing good will ever be coming out of it…

[quote=“MonkeyKing”]Another [size=150]CHEAP[/size] publicity stunts by the BN Government especially GE is around the corner…
Better watch other TV programs than listening & watching this sht-face talk load of shts… :evil:
The sh*t-face is only good at talking craps and nothing good will ever be coming out of it…[/quote]

mind watching your language!

[quote=“Lt Dan”][quote=“MonkeyKing”]Another [size=150]CHEAP[/size] publicity stunts by the BN Government especially GE is around the corner…
Better watch other TV programs than listening & watching this sht-face talk load of shts… :evil:
The sh*t-face is only good at talking craps and nothing good will ever be coming out of it…[/quote]

mind watching your language![/quote]

More polite term would be feces or for children, poop.

So, what the ■■■■ did he announced?

Datuk seri najib tun razak, bapa transformasi malaysia. Just what the ■■■■ he transform so far!!

So far the best announcement is ABLOISHMENT of ISA…

  • ABOLISHMENT

“It will be replaced by a new law that incorporates far more judicial oversight and limits the powers of the police to detain suspect for preventive reasons.”

Well it could be ISA being rename to Najib’s Security Act (NSA) …LOL

if i didn’t wrongly heard (on radio):

  • abolishment of ISA
  • shorter police custody/detention period (unless with court orders)
  • no detention of political reason(?) -this has to be confirmed again-