Thursday, April 10, 2014

Judges Censured in Parliament

A total of 63 Pakatan Rakyat MPs signed on an unprecedented motion in Parliament to censure the three judges who heard Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim's Sodomy 2 matter at the Court of Appeal.
This motion was filed according to Article 127 of the Federal Constitution, which states that only the Parliament can condemn the actions of the judiciary and will automatically appear in the Parliament order paper tomorrow as it fulfils the requirement of having at least 55 MPs (one quarter of the House) inking it.

The motion, filed by PKR deputy president and Gombak MP Azmin Ali (left) on March 26, will automatically fulfil the 14-day requirement today, which happens to be the last day of sitting for this Parliament session.
According to Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli, whether the motion will be debated remains to be seen, as the motion can appear anywhere in the order paper and Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia can prioritise government affairs first. I don't believe it will happen – so don't keep your hopes up!
The three judges named in the motion were Justice Aziah Ali, Balia Yusuf Wahi and Mohd Zawawi Salleh.
Rafizi said the motion would serve as a reminder to the judges that their conduct are being scrutinised and observed.
"Even if this is not debated, the fact that it is on the order paper will put it on parliamentary record”.
Well done, PKR!

On Tuesday, I delivered a CC speech #4 “Blood on My Hands” at the Taman Indrahana Toastmasters Club and Lim Thian Seng was my evaluator. It was a good speech and it was both informative and entertaining.
I talked about ‘blood’ as a nutrient booster, a thickener, a flavour binder and a coagulant. I described blood in 3 words, i.e. sweet metallic pungency. I prescribed one part vinegar to five parts blood if anyone wishes to collect blood and prevent it from clotting. And I said that blood may be taboo but it’s better than red wine. I’ll drink to that!
The other speeches like the Ice Breakers were also good but one “Your Body Speaks” speech was way off the mark. And the sole Advanced speech was okay, I suppose. Overall, a good meeting and it deserves a score of a 7 over 10.


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