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Najib’s ‘reforms’ are getting from bad to worse, says Dzulkefly

November 24, 2011

Three recent incidents in violation of democratic rights, said Kuala Selangor member of parliament Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad (pic), have only confirmed that prime minister Najib Razak’s promised reforms were making things worse for the growth of democracy in the country.

He cited the arrest of 13 individuals accused of terrorism under the Internal Security Act in Sabah, the last minute cancellation of a talk programme at the International Islamic University involving reformist deputy Higher Education minister Saifuddin Abdullah, and the latest involving the Selangor Islamic Religious Council, which disallowed outspoken academic Dr Abdul Aziz Bari from presenting a paper at its Selangor International Islamic University College (KUIS).

Dzulkefly said the incidents have run contrary to Najib’s Malaysia Day speech promising liberalisation of political freedom in the country.

“It is now clear that all the pledges by Najib are non-committal and hot air. Everything is happening the opposite way,” said the PAS Central Committee member, who added that IIU’s cancellation of its event was “most insulting to students’ intellectual freedom”.

Earlier, Saifuddin expressed shock over the programme’s sudden cancellation, which he said was a first encountered by him.

Meanwhile, Aziz, who invited police action over his statement urging the Selangor Sultan not to intervene in the incident involving the Selangor Islamic Affairs Department (JAIS) and Damansara Utama Methodist Church (DUMC), was supposed to present a paper tomorrow at KUIS, a college owned by MAIS. However, his participation was withdrawn by MAIS, citing directive from the palace.

Dzulkefly said Najib’s reforms promise was to “pull wool over the people’s eyes”, by enacting new and more draconian acts in place of outgoing acts such as the ISA and Police Act.

“It just proves that Najib is lying through his teeth when he said ISA would be abolished,” he added.


4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 24, 2011 12:55 am

    This is Najib and the deceitful and corrupted Umno moron’s promise ! Living proof of the deceit !

  2. Yeap Cheng Liang permalink
    November 24, 2011 1:58 am

    Dr Zul

    Salam reformasi.

    Adakah PAS akan ada satu balasan berkesan terhadap dakwaan MCA bahawa PAS akan tutup Kasino bila berkuasa nanti?

    • Dr. Dzul permalink*
      November 24, 2011 4:42 am

      Hi Sdra YCL,
      Ive inquired the controversy abt the Casino’s report from the PAS’ state commissionaire of Pahang (Dato Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man. and this is in a nutshell of how he said he was misquoted.
      The editor of the paper has apologised in these words: “Datuk,I’m really sorry. I tried to explain to the editors but the decision was made during the editorial meeting. Please forgive me for dissapointing you”

  3. Black Arrow permalink
    November 25, 2011 2:07 am

    No point reading all the mainstream newspapers. Reports and facts are distorted to put Pakatan Rakyat in bad light.

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