Fuziah Salleh: Facing the Press
Posted February 1, 2008on:
1 Februari 2008-02-01
It was a clear day outside. So clearly seen are the police car and several policemen of quite high ranking, judging by the number of “pakus” displayed on their uniform, lingering on the lane leading to the KeADILan Bahagian Kuantan’s office at Jalan Beserah. One wondered what were they doing there? It was only another press conference at the KeADILan office.
There were more than a dozen Press present for the conference.
Fuziah Salleh was in her usual cool, alert and attentive manner. And of course the decerning look laced with a modest smile always accompanying her.
The press was decidedly eager to hear her speak.
There were cases from the Pusat Khidmat Masyarakat KeADILan Bahagian Kuantan cited during the conference. One does not know whether congratulation is in order to the Pusat Khidmat for discovering cases as such.
It is a thought rendering subject when Fuziah Salleh distinctly underlined the fact that the leaders (Wakil Rakyat), agencies and officials appointed to make life easier for the rakyat who seek their counsel should do so efficiently with a rakyat-oriented working culture. That had not been the decided norm under BN government administration in Kuantan.
The case of Madam Lee who has a red Identity Card although her siblings with the same background had blue ones and were declared as citizens of Malaysia. Madam Lee had gone to the authority and even the MCA to seek assisstance regarding her plight, but was given not even an iota of hope to correct her unfortunate circumstance.
Madam Lee’s Identity Card scrutinised by one of the journalists:
She resorted to Pusat Khidmat keADILan Kuantan and met Fuziah Salleh who took up the issue immediately and spoke to the relevant authority. Madam Lee’s problem was that the authority considered her a non-citizen because her father was not of Malaysian origin. That observation by the authority was in contradiction with her two other siblings who were given Malaysian citizenship status. The inconsistency is glaringly puzzling. Why wasn’t Madam Lee given the same procedural treatment as her other two siblings?
The Identity Card of Madam Lee’s sister:
There were also cases of children not attending school because they did not possess their birth certificates. The lack of mechanism to ensure such minute technicality had hindered proper education and progress in life for such children. It seemed that in Kuantan, children not atending school was not quite the pecularity as it should be. At almost every locality in town there were bound to be similar cases. In this celebrated 50th year of BN rule, it potrayed the outrageous lack of empathy toward the future of our young generation. In fact BN did not care at all!
Fuziah Salleh reminded the authority that they ought to function to serve the rakyat at all times. Leaders like the Wakil Rakyat ought to constantly and consistently supervise the needs of the community, particularly when the Rakyat came and speak of their problems and difficulties to them. There should not be cases ignored for whatever reason and the Rakyat attended to dilligently.
To be updated.