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Posted on: July 12, 2008

Parliament out of bounds to public on Monday
Jul 12, 08 6:34pm Malaysiakini.com

Members of parliament, take note – no guests are allowed in Parliament on Monday.

Parliament is also out of bound to the public on that day when a demonstration is expected to be organised by the opposition, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nazri Abdul Aziz disclosed today.

He said he had informed the speaker of the move and the new ruling may be continued depending on the situation.

According to the Star, Nazri said he was informed that irrespective of whether the notice of no-confidence against Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is accepted or rejected, a big demonstration will be held within or outside the parliament compound.

Therefore, he said it would be better for the MPs, irrespective of whether they were from the opposition or the ruling coalition, not to bring guests to parliament on Monday.

The public are also not welcomed, he added. The public gallery in parliament has a seating capacity for 100 people. Nazri explained that the decision was made to facilitate security measures as well as the sitting on Monday.

Security top priority

“The priority is to safeguard MPs and the security of the parliament compound because we don’t want any untoward incidents to happen there,” he said.

wan azizah and pakatan rakyat parliament motion of no confidence on pak lah 100708 04Nazri who is the minister in charge of parliament said the police would only allow MPs and officials from the various ministries into parliament.

On Thursday, the opposition Pakatan Rakyat coalition filed an urgent motion of no-confidence against the prime minister.

Opposition Leader Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail filed the motion at the Dewan Rakyat speaker’s office.

Should the motion be accepted, it is likely to be debated on Monday. But it is up to the speaker to reject or allow it.

If allowed, only a one-hour debate will be set aside for such motions and no vote would be taken.


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Siphoning EPF money

On 'Why should Valuecap borrow from EPF?' Syed Shahir Syed Mohamud: MTUC condemns the government's move to bail out Valuecap to support the local stock market using RM5 billion from EPF, as the provident fund is the custodian of the workers' money and not some sort of ‘automated teller machine' for the government.
If at all the EPF were to lend its money to the government, it has to be under the condition that there be transparency and accountability in the activities for which the money has been purposed. We want to know who is doing what with the money that belongs to the workers. This is the hard-earned money of the workers, their retirement plan. How is this bailout plan going to benefit the workers? We also question the reason for this bailout. If the economic fundamentals in Malaysia are strong and reserves sufficient as has been stated several times by the government, then why is there a need to offer so much money to the GLCs? Second Finance Minister Nor Mohamed Yakcop should prove how the EPF would profit from this loan. Bernama had reported that Nor had given the assurance that the loan given out by EPF would reap profits for the fund judging from Valuecap's past performance. But where is the paperwork and calculations to show that this move will benefit the EPF? MTUC is concerned that the loan might be mismanaged or misused and this, in turn, would affect the returns for the contributors. Mere assurances are not enough. We want to proof that this RM5 billion will not go down the drain. (The writer is president, MTUC). Sharyn: The government wants to use our pension money to prop up the Malaysian stock market which is the playing field of the rich people. If so, the government must ensure that the EPF account holders - who are predominantly the poor to average citizens of Malaysia - be guaranteed all of our pension money with a compound 8% growth (interest). It's so selfish and sick of the government to use the poor's pension money to help the rich to make more money with all the risks taken by the poor/average citizen. We can better use the RM% billion loans to Valuecap for our children's education, shelter, medical bills etc. Why not get those rich people to prop up the share market instead? Why should they park their money overseas and gamble with our EPF money instead? Kumar14: Who is behind this Valuecap organisation? Why suddenly, this separate entity is allowed to access funds from the EPF? Are they capable enough to handle it or is it just another desperate and blind move? It has been a very infamous trend where the people's funds are channeled to a company for investment purposes and suddenly POP! the funds disappear and there is nobody to be held responsible but a RM2 shell company. Charge who? Sue whom? The RM2 company (just a registered name)? We have seen this many times. People in power and with connections allow such things to go through and reap/rob the people's wealth and then blame it on organisations which actually don't exist. What if a lot of EPF funds are looted via such scams and nobody is to be pointed at? Where will the government get the funds to replenish the EPF? The people are very bored, disappointed, angry and frustrated at seeing all these dumb and unaccounted for measures being allowed by the government with lame excuses. Please, somebody verify the true purpose, integrity and capability of anybody attempting to use the people's fund.

Raja Petra

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