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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Are We Being Served JUSTICE?

How poignant that this photo (thanks to malaysiakini) was taken in front of the Palace of Justice in Putrajaya.

It is the 10-year struggle to register a new political party, the PSM or Parti Sosialis Malaysia.
"PSM allowed to register as political party" is the heading of malaysiakini's story: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/84578
Now I am not their supporter and I even think Malaysia has more than enough political parties but to me the Home Ministry has wasted much resources to deny this party their rightful place to get engaged in politics.

Just imagine a 10-year wait and all the time spent by the courts to defend an indefensible decision by the ministry.
We should consider changing the laws to be more people friendly like:
  1. No party or association will be denied registration unless the RoS is able to bring specific objections against them like being a threat to law and order or national security.
  2. The registration of any party or association will be automatic on payment of a fee like RM500 after 60 days unless the RoS replies with specific objections.
The PSM has been treated unjustly for the last 10 years and it is hoped that the party adopts good policies that will attract Malaysians of all races.
By the way, if you do visit the Palace of Justice and most of Putrajaya, it looks grand from afar, but get down to the ground and you will find many construction flaws and a serious lack of maintenance.

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