Politik Durjana dan Kempen Memfitnah dan Memburukkan Pakatan Rakyat oleh Umno-BN di Pilihan Raya Kecil Permatang Pasir

Politik Durjana dan Kempen Memfitnah dan Memburukkan Pakatan Rakyat oleh Umno-BN di Pilihan Raya Kecil Permatang Pasir

Permatang Pasir, 24 Ogos 2009;   Ketua Wanita Keadilan, Zuraida Kamaruddin, yang juga Ahli Parlimen Ampang, telah mendedahkan beberapa taktik durjana dalam kempen Pilihan Raya Kecil Umno-BN di Permatang Pasir dalam satu sidang media di Markaz Pemuda Pas Kg Pelet semalam.

Pengundi telah dikirimkan warkah-warkah yang berunsur fitnah melalui pos.

Bukti tersebut telah didapati dan diserahkan oleh para pengundi dari Kg Pelet kepada petugas pilihan raya Wanita KEADILAN.   “Bayangkan bahawa sekali hantar menggunakan setem 30sen yang berjumlah RM6000 untuk penghantaran kepada 20 ribu pengundi… jika dihantar sebanyak sepuluh kali akan mendapati keseluruhan jumlah wang, jika diambilkira perbelanjaan lain akan mudah saja melepasi perbelanjaan yang di benarkan oleh SPR dalam sesebuah pilihan raya kecil,” jelas Zuraida Kamaruddin.

(Gambar: dari kiri, Saudara Zalizan, Zuraida Kamaruddin, dan Rodziah Ismail)

Para pengundi juga telah dikirimkan wang palsu untuk meraih undi di Permatang Pasir.  “Cetakan wang palsu adalah suatu jenayah…ia satu taktik untuk menipu rakyat… satu tidakan yang amat tidak bertanggungjawab dan sama sekali bukan  mencerminkan 1Malaysia yang dilaungkan oleh Perdana Menteri, Najib Razak,” kata Zuraida Kamaruddin.

Serentak itu, enam puluh penduduk telah mengadu kepada wakil KEADILAN di Kg Pelet, Saudara Zalizan bahawa mereka (penduduk) sentiasa diganggu oleh SMS yang berunsur memfitnah Pakatan Rakyat, dan mengugut penduduk supaya tidak mengundi calon Pakatan Rakyat.


(Gambar: Rodziah Ismail menunjukkan wang palsu bernilai RM100)

Wanita KEADILAN dan penduduk terbabit akan membuat laporan polis terhadap kesemua aduan-aduan tersebut hari ini.

Poster-poster yang sangat aib, di mana pihak-pihak yang tidak bermoral dan bertanggungjawab telah memperlihatkan kepada khalayak poster-poster sebegini:

Zuraida Kamaruddin menyelar pihak-pihak yang berselindung disebalik simbol parti politik lain dan memfitnah PAS.   Penduduk telah menyatakan kemarahan mereka dan tidak termakan dengan tohmahan-tohmahan murahan sedemikian.

Turut hadir dalam sidang media itu ialah Timbalan Ketua Wanita, Rodziah Ismail yang juga Ketua Biro Pilihan Raya Wanita KEADILAN dan  EXCO Kerajaan Negeri Selangor serta pimpinan Wanita KEADILAN peringkat Pusat dan Negeri Pulau Pinang.

“Isu-isu yang ditimbulkan (dalam pilihan raya kecil Permatang Pasir ini) adalah berbentuk perkauman yang bertujuan melaga-laga antara Melayu dan Cina dan sebagainya…politik durjana…yang hanya berniat memecah-belahkan masyarakat … ia suatu tindakan terdesak Umno-BN yang langsung tidak menggambarkan 1Malaysia yang diperkatakan oleh Perdana Menteri, bahkan ia adalah suatu dongengan…” tegas Rodziah Ismail.

“Kes wang palsu membuktikan bahawa pihak yang mencetak wang tersebut masih memilih politik wang, boleh dihukum di bawah ISA…pihak berkuasa mesti segera disiasat dan dibawa ke pengadilan mereka yang tidak bertanggungjawab…tidak boleh ditutup hanya kerana laporan berpunca dari

Pakatan Rakyat. “ ujar beliau lagi.

Rodziah Ismail juga menegaskan bahawa amalan Umno-BN yang menggunakan jentera kerajaan dalam pilihan raya telah berlaku sejak dahulu lagi.   Laporan demi laporan telah dikemukakan tetapi tiada satupun tindakan wajar yang diambil oleh pihak-pihak yang berkuasa.

Petugas Wanita KEADILAN telah mendapati di Kg Ara, Puteri Umno Negeri Pulau Pinang dan Puteri Umno Bahagian Permatang Pauh telah menjadikan pusat atau dewan orang ramai sebagai bilik gerakan kumpulan Umno-BN (gambar bawah).

Rakyat, khususnya pengundi Permatang Pasir, merasakan fitnah yang dilemparkan terhadap Pakatan Rakyat  adalah keterlaluan dan boleh menatijahkan krisis kepercayaan terhadap Umno-BN dan calonnya dalam Pilihan Raya Kecil Permatang Pauh.

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AMNESTY AWARD FOR AUNG SAN SUU KYI

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Date: 8 August 2009

Parti Keadilan Rakyat
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AMNESTY AWARD FOR AUNG SAN SUU KYI

On behalf of KEADILAN, I would like to offer my heartfelt congratulations to Aung San Suu Kyi on receiving the Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2009 from Amnesty International on 27 July 2009.

Her unwavering courage and determination, as well as her immense personal sacrifice, have inspired millions around the world and have made her an icon for the universal struggle for democracy and human rights.

At the same time, the continuing illegal detention of the leader of a party which won a national election more than two decades ago is an affront to universal principles of justice and democracy. It reflects badly on the world that, after so long, the international community’s political will to put a stop to it has been found lacking.

It is even more shameful that the governments of ASEAN member countries, including Malaysia, have been even more half-hearted in their efforts to push the Junta to free Aung San Suu Kyi and restore democracy in Burma. They should by now be ready to admit that their strategy of neighbourly engagement and persuasion has been an abject failure. Worse still, it has facilitated continuing covert support of individuals and companies, including in Malaysia, doing lucrative business with the military junta, which has contributed not a little to its ability to cling onto their illegal power.

ASEAN should also abandon its misguided – not to mention immoral – policy of non-interference in the “internal affairs” of its member states, as if such affairs exist in a vacuum. The folly of this stand is by now obvious since, as a result of its continuing inability or disinclination to bring Burma into line, ASEAN’s reputation, and consequently its influence in the world, has suffered a significant decline. This in turn has caused considerable damage to the economic wellbeing and competitiveness of all member states. In short, ASEAN nations, in this global era, not to mention economic recession, disregard the Burma problem at their common peril.

August 8 marks the 21st anniversary of the Burmese people’s brave, but unfortunately unsuccessful, uprising aimed at overthrowing the military regime. By bestowing this award on Aung San Suu Kyi, Amnesty International, a universally respected organisation, is not only racking up the pressure on the junta itself, but giving a firm reminder to political leaders, especially Burma’s neighbours, to do more than simply utter politically correct platitudes regarding this important issue.

For the rest of us, as Aung San Suu Kyi remains in detention, let us be inspired anew by her shining example and let our outrage at the continuing injustice against her be reaffirmed. Let us redouble our efforts to press for her immediate release, as well as enhance our initiatives to establish freedom, justice and democracy in our own country, in Burma and in every nation.

WAN AZIZAH WAN ISMAIL
President
Parti Keadilan Rakyat
Malaysia

IN PRAISE OF CORY AQUINO


Cory Aquino’s life proved that one woman’s heroic response to adversity can transform a tribulation into a national triumph.
In assessing every notable figure of history, a vexing question arises: to what extent did greatness inhere in the person, and to what degree was it a product of the situation?
If great persons have their starts, as Gandhi said he did, it is often because a national or world crisis favors greatness.
Corazon Aquino’s rise to historical fame was much like John Kennedy’s ascension to soldierly bravery. “They sank my boat,” said Kennedy responding to the question of how he became a wartime hero.
“They killed my husband,” one imagines Cory Aquino would have said had she been asked how a homemaker became the first female President of the Republic of the Philippines.
If her husband Benigno Aquino personified Filipino courage in the face of oppression, as Jamie Cardinal Sin famously eulogized Ninoy at his funeral, Cory Aquino exemplified every surviving victim’s desire for redemption of a cause momentarily ground into dust by brute force.
Against what she felicitously described as the “guns, goons and gold” of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos, Cory Aquino rallied the forces to change the seemingly hopeless destiny of the Filipino masses under the initially bright but soon-to-be blighted Marcos presidency.
Just as her husband could have preferred the sterile comforts of exile to the savage threats to his physical safety upon his return home, likewise Cory could have retired from her slain husband’s cause and let the cup of destiny pass into the hands of another presumptive leader.
She didn’t let the cup pass. Instead she raised her murdered husband’s fallen banner, and after a two-and-a-half year struggle, hoisted it victoriously at the Malacanang Palace.
Thus she earned the undying gratitude of the Filipino people for returning their country to the ideals of its founding liberator, Jose Rizal, whom history recognizes as Asia’s first fighter for constitutional government by consent of the governed.
Cory Aquino’s struggle for and success at fortifying constitutional democracy in the Philippines was one of the signal battles in the last quarter of the 20th century. Oppressed masses in Asia, nay the world, touched their forelocks in gratitude to her for the inspiring example of her courage in the face of adversity.
The Malaysian people have a special reason to view her as an iconic figure. Their striving for a return of their country to the dispensation entrusted to it by its founding constitution mirrors hers and Ninoy’s successful struggle to return the Filipino nation to the promise of Rizal’s legacy.
My family, especially my wife Azizah, has a more intimate reason to be grateful to her for the generosity of her support during the years of my incarceration. Cory treated my wife and children as family, exemplifying the solidarity of all hearts that thirst for justice.
Azizah will convey in person the grief felt by Malaysians, particularly members of the party she leads, Keadilan, for the inspiration of her life’s achievement and the solicitude she showed us in our hour of acute need.
Our gratitude for her support knows no bounds; likewise our grief at her passing.
ANWAR IBRAHIM

MALAYSIA’S ANWAR IBRAHIM FACES A NEW TRIAL

Date: 3 July 2009

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MALAYSIA’S ANWAR IBRAHIM FACES A NEW TRIAL

In September of 1998, Malaysia and the world were stunned when its Deputy Prime Minister, Anwar Ibrahim, was suddenly sacked, and a short while later arrested on charges of corruption and sodomy. Incredibly, almost 11 years later, he is facing the same nightmare all over again, with his trial on a new charge of sodomy due to be heard starting 8 July.

The 1998-99 trial was condemned around the world as manifestly flawed, riddled as it was with manipulation and shoddy fabrication of evidence, and unfair decisions by the judge. On the night of his arrest, Anwar was savagely assaulted by the chief of police, and denied proper medical treatment for the entire duration of his 6-year detention. He was also kept in solitary confinement throughout. Leaders from around the world as well as international human rights and legal organizations recognized him as a political prisoner.

Anwar, having made a remarkable return to Malaysian politics since his release from prison in 2004, is now Leader of the Opposition, and is widely seen as a serious threat (or a viable alternative, according to one’s political leanings) to the 51-year reign of the National Front coalition, and to new PM Najib Abdul Razak in particular.

The new charge was served on Anwar in July of last year. He was arrested and detained in the police lock-up overnight, despite offering full cooperation to the police in their investigations. Anwar maintains that, once again, the case is baseless and has been cooked up in an attempt to scuttle the revival of his political career. And indeed, the conduct of the case thus far seems to be aimed at humiliating him and ruining his reputation rather than fulfilling the requirements of the legal process.

Ominously, some of the main players in the prosecution are the same as for the first case, including Gani Patail, since elevated to Attorney General, and Musa Hassan, now holding the top police post.

Anwar and his team of lawyers believe that this new case will be argued mainly on the basis of DNA evidence. A new DNA Bill was recently rushed through Parliament, thought to be intended to facilitate the prosecution’s case.

Looking at the progress of the case so far, there appear to be many serious discrepancies and a lack of professional ethics on the part of both the police and the Attorney General’s office. But, as in the earlier case, if a pliant judge has been found, this will not prevent a conviction from being handed down to Anwar. If he is found guilty, he faces another lengthy spell behind bars.

INTERNATIONAL BUREAU
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Kes-kes pergaduhan dan cabul kehormatan di Kem PLKN, Pekan

Separate allegations of molest and an apparently racially-motivated clash have emerged from a National Service (NS) camp in Chini, Pekan, near Kuantan in Pahang.

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NS plan a spooking failure?

Stanley Koh

Thursday, 02 July 2009 19:53

KUALA LUMPUR – After five years, the national service (NS) training camps across the country continue to be spooked by ugly and tragic incidents of sexual molest, physical fights, food poisoning, sudden deaths and drowning.

Two recent incidents at the Cini training camp, near Kuantan in Pahang, have provided another scoring point for the Opposition’s credible call for the nation’s conscripted training programme to be scrapped.

On June 23, a female trainee was allegedly molested by more than 20 male trainees at night when the victim was trying to make a call at a phone booth within the camp site.

ns-fight-1.gifFour days later, a fight believed to be racially motivated took place at the camp’s canteen between two groups of trainees.

Incidents such as these are not new. In 2004, a trainee was raped at the Merang camp in Setiu, Terengganu. There had also been reported cases of indiscipline over the years.

Original proposal

Over the past two decades, the nation has witnessed an increasing racial polarisation among university students. It was under such a scenario that the ‘Program Latihan Khidmat Negara (PLKN)’ or National Service Training Programme was proposed in late 2001 and implemented in December 2003.

The original proposal was subjected to review and had innovatively been changed in terms of training duration; shortening from the initial idea of a two-year period to an eventual three-month term.

Deserters and draft dodgers are subjected to punishment of a fine of up to but not exceeding RM3,000 and/or up to six months jail, a penalty the Opposition parties have described as an instrument of injustice.

The training modules of physical, nation-building, character-building and community service to match the objectives of developing a patriotic, active, intelligent and confident younger generation have, so far, been just an academic exercise.

For this, the Government had spent some RM2.37bil to finance the NS training since launching it in 2004.

fuziah-salleh.pngKuantan MP Fuziah Salleh, who disclosed the Cini incidents claimed the officials concerned were either playing down the seriousness of the incidents or trying to sweep them under the carpet.

“There should be a survey to ascertain whether the NS is self-defeating or whether it is achieving or increasing national unity,” she said, citing the physical brawl at the camp as an example.

A parent from Kelantan (name withheld) wrote in 2004 on her daughter being called for NS training: “My worry is how safe my daughter will be, especially when I read there are not enough trainers.

“I try not to be negative but my mind wonders about young girls in the midst of young energetic teenage boys who might (or might not) be naughty or unscrupulous.”

The Auditor-General’s Report as at December 2007 stated that three people have been charged while 3,856 cases were under investigation. Some 751 other cases were referred to the deputy public prosecutor for charges to be preferred.

Some critics of the NS training have described it as “an icon of the Barisan Nasional’s failed education system.”ns 3.jpg

While the young generation has been forced to join a training programme for three months to bridge racial integration, their 11-year education from primary to secondary level has failed to achieve this.

Many have criticised the costly project and suspected a hidden agenda to influence the younger generation into supporting the Barisan.

NS a success or failure?

With the benefit of hindsight, the print looked good on paper but it started in 2004 with a bad omen. Besides being ill-conceived, it faced a host of logistics and transportation problems, allegedly badly run training camps and a shortage of qualified trainers, among other difficulties.

The programme started with public confusion related to the specific criterion and procedures to seek deferment by selected students (on the training programme). These were later determined and streamlined.

There was also havoc caused by poor coordination between the NS Department, the Education Ministry and private colleges on the national service call-up, even though it was done through the computerisation process.

Within months following the implementation, trainees were reported lost in a jungle and the first rape case happened in Trengganu in February 2004.

There were also incidents of bullying by camp commandants and officers and claims of poor management.

Between 2004 and 2008, sporadic serious incidents and accidents, including death of trainees, began to filter to the press.

Yet there was no barometer to professionally gauge the success of the conscripted NS in terms of national unity among trainees except propaganda in guise of a public relations exercise to rally the ‘feel-good” experiences in the camps.

Should NS be scrapped?

Batu MP Tian Chua thinks so. “In the first four years, there had been at least 10 deaths at the training camps,” he said.

tian-chua.pngAs at June last year, there were 17 deaths. Twelve were reported to have died in the camps and five others during breaks or within days of completing the training.

Critics and opposing parties have blamed the Government and related organisers for lack of proper living amenities and improvements at some training camps.

Other issues included improper diet and hygiene, personal safety, discipline of trainees and trainers besides the need to pay particular attention to those with special medical needs.

Allegations have also been directed at the government for nurturing “beneficiaries” including camp operators and NS contractors in the supply of food and logistic support.

While the Government maintains the moral high ground to continue the training program, it will be on shaky ground to peddle its continuation at the next general elections.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 July 2009 20:29

Sidang Media Wanita Pakatan Rakyat di Parlimen

Kerajaan Malaysia masih gagal mengarusutama agenda

Pemberdayaan Wanita Malaysia

Penerapan prinsip-prinsip kesetaraan gender dalam dasar dan pentadbiran negara bukanlah sekadar janji kosong.   Ia dicapai dengan kesungguhan untuk merealisaikan komitmen terhadap pengarusutamaan gender (gender mainstreaming) dalam semua ruang lingkup kehidupan rakyat, khususnya dalam merangka dasar kerajaan, bidang penyelidikan, dialog, perundangan, pengagihan sumber dan khazanah negara, serta dalam perancangan, perlaksanaan dan penyeliaan terhadap semua program dan projek.

Gender Focal Point yang diwujudkan pada tahun 2004 telah tidak berfungsi sepenuhnya sebagai mekanisme yang boleh melonjakkan aspirasi pengarusutamaan gender.

Pengarusutamaan gender bukanlah bermaksud bersaing kuasa dengan lelaki.   Ia merupakan suatu usaha menjelaskan dengan adil, keadaan dan keperluan sebenar 50% daripada penduduk Malaysia, iaitu wanita.

Sehingga kini, Ahli Parlimen wanita berjumlah 23 orang (10.36 %).  Statistik ini tidak menunjukkan perubahan ketara yang dikehendaki dalam tiga penggal pilihanraya yang lalu – dalam tahun 1999, 10.4% Ahli Dewan Rakyat Wanita dan 2004, 10%.  Daripada 29 orang Menteri, hanya terdapat dua orang Menteri wanita iaitu hanya 6.9%. Manakala daripada 40 orang Timbalan Menteri, hanya terdapat lapan orang Timbalan Menteri wanita (20%).   Dari segi perkhidmatan awam pula, di peringkat tertinggi, peratusan wanita tidak mencecah 15% – Ketua Setiausaha (14.8%), Ketua Pengarah (11.8%) dan Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif (14.1%).   Ada hanya 6.9% wanita dalam Dewan-Dewan Undangan Negeri, 12.5% dalam kerajaan-kerajaan tempatan dan 7.6% ahli lembaga dalam syarikat-syarikat yang disenaraikan dalam Bursa Malaysia (statistik 2007).    Banyak kajian mendapati bahawa wanita adalah pemimpin transformasi yang lebih berjaya, jujur, telus, menjauhi rasuah, dan bersungguh dalam melaksanakan komitmennya.

Maka amatlah penting diwujudkan suatu mekanisme yang mengukur pencapaian usaha ke arah kesetaraan gender itu.   Wanita Pakatan Rakyat menggesa kerajaan Malaysia mewujudkan satu indeks kesetaraan gender yang diterapkan ke dalam Petunjuk Prestasi Utama (Key Performance Indeks/KPI) setiap kementerian agar dapat diukur sejauh mana keberkesanan usaha pengarusutamaan gender dalam kementerian-kementerian berkenaan dan dalam pentadbiran kerajaan keseluruhannya.    Dengan cara ini, kerajaan bukan sahaja dapat mengumpul data untuk mengukur keberkesanan langkah yang telah diambil, tetapi juga akan membantu dalam pembentukan pelan strategi yang lebih berkesan untuk mencapai tujuan kesetaraan gender yang memberdaya wanita Malaysia,  dan pada akhirnya akan menghasilkan keadilan untuk semua rakyat.

Wanita Pakatan Rakyat menegaskan bahawa pengiktirafan terhadap wanita yang didokumentasikan semata-mata tidak akan berhasil mencapai matlamat kesetaraan gender.

Zuraidah Kamaruddin                          Chong Eng                              Nuridah Salleh

Ketua Wanita KEADILAN                  Ketua Wanita DAP                 Ketua Muslimat PAS

Sidang Media KW KEADILAN: Pemerdagangan Manusia – Penguatkuasaan yang lemah

Kenyataan Media

Ketua Wanita KEADILAN (Ahli Parlimen Ampang)

29 Jun 2009

Penguatkuasaan Akta Pemerdagangan Orang 2007 lemah

Wanita KEADILAN telah menerima aduan para pekerja asing yang telah dikurung, ditempatkan dalam kediaman yang amat daif,  tidak dibayar gaji, bekerja tanpa rehat dan dinafikan passport mereka oleh majikan yang tidak bertanggungjawab.

Wanita KEADILAN memandang serius penderaan majikan yang sedemikian, khususnya terhadap pekerja wanita dan gadis yang juga terdedah kepada eksploitasi seksual.  Ia menjadikan para pekerja yang terbabit menjadi terikat dalam hutang berpanjangan kepada majikan atau mereka yang telah membawa masuk pekerja yang terbabit.    Ia boleh diklasifikasikan sebagai salah satu bentuk pemerdagangan orang, dan dikira sebagai kesalahan jenayah di bawah Akta Pemerdagangan Orang 2007.

Pemerdagangan Orang ini menjadi berleluasa oleh penguatkuasaan yang lemah kerajaan Malaysia.   Penguatkuasaan diterajui oleh Kementerian Dalam Negeri, Jabatan Imigresen, dan Kementerian Sumber Manusia.   Ada laporan yang mengsyakki wujudnya rasuah dalam pengurusan kemasukan dan pengendalian para pekerja asing ke Malaysia oleh pegawai-pegwai kerajaan di Malaysia.   Laporan Pemerdagangan Orang 2009 yang dikeluarkan oleh Jabatan Negara Amerika telah meletakkan Malaysia dalam senaraihitam, Tier 3, yang membawa implikasi berlakunya perleluasan pemerdgangan orang di Malaysia dan penguatkuasaan yang sangat lemah terhadap aktiviti tersebut.

Wanita KEADILAN menggesa agar kerajaan Malaysia menambah usaha untuk benar-benar membantras gejala pemerdagangan orang ini; membawa mereka yang bersalah ke muka pengadilan selepas penyiasatan, mendakwa pegwai-pegawai kerajaan yang telah mendapat keuntungan menerusi pemerdagangan orang, meningkatkan kefahaman dan profesionalisme  jentera kerajaan dalam penguatkuasaan Akta Pemerdagangan Orang 2007, meningkat dan memperkemas perlindungan terhadap mangsa pemerdagangan orang, dan memperluaskan pengetahuan mengenai jenayah pemerdagangan orang kepada golongan majikan dan kakitangan kerajaan serta orang ramai.

Wanita KEADILAN juga menggesa supaya Menteri Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat mengambil peranan aktif dalam memastikan bahawa aduan-aduan rasmi yang diterima oleh pihak berkuasa diambil tindakan dan penyelesaian segera.   Di antara yang teraniya tergolong dari wanita dan gadis yang telah didera secara emosi, fizikal, mental dan dijadikan hamba seks.

Persoalan yang besar ialah kenapa kerajaan Malaysia, dengan segala sumber dan jentera yang banyak masih gagal mengurangkan atau membendung gejala pemerdagangan orang yang kian berleluasa walaupun sudah ada Akta Pemerdagangan Orang 2007?

Zuraida Kamaruddin

Ketua Wanita KEADILAN

Ahli Parlimen Ampang

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Malaysia destinasi, transit pemerdagangan orang (human trafficking)

Oleh Rozaini Mohd Rosli

Pada 1 September 2006, Kongres Nasional Wanita KEADILAN telah meluluskan usul anti perdagangan wanita.   Usul itu menuntut dengan tegas supaya kerajaan:

  1. Mewujudkan dengan segera satu Akta Anti-Perdagangan Manusia
  2. Menunjukkan  kehendak  politik (political will) serta komitmen  di dalam usaha membasmi rasuah dan korupsi yang dikhuatiri telah membantu  memakmurkan perdagangan wanita dengan cara memastikan bahawa BPR dipertanggungjawabkan terus kepada Parlimen.
  3. Menubuhkan satu Pasukan Petugas Khas (Special Task Force)  bagi tujuan mengkaji dasar dan program yang akan menggerakkan usaha  preventif, pemulihan  dan seterusnya membenteras sehabis-habisnya aktiviti perdagangan  wanita ini.

Sejurus selepas itu, kerajaan Malaysia telah membentangkan Rang Undang-Undang Anti-Pemerdagangan Orang 2007.   Parlimen telah meluluskannya sebagai Akta dan penguatkuasaan sepenuhnya pada akhir Februari 2008.   Dengan itu, Malaysia telah keluar dari senarai hitam Tier 3.

Kerajaan Malaysia pernah dituduh menjadi destinasi dan lokasi transit bagi penjenayah pemerdagangan orang dan telah disenaraihitamkan dalam Tier 3 oleh Amerika Syarikat pada tahun 2001 dan 2007.   Ia memberi implikasi bahwa Malaysia akan mengalami sekatan-sekatan dan bantuan, khususnya dalam bidang ekonomi dan peruntukan kewangan dari masyarakat antarabangsa untuk tujuan bukan perniagaan.

Laporan tahunan Amerika Syarikat, yang dihebahkan pada 17 Jun 2009 lalu, telah menyenaraikan semula Malaysia dalam Tier 3.   Negara-negara lain yang disenarihitamkan ialah: Burma, Chad, Cuba, Eritrea, Fiji, Iran, Kuwait, [Malaysia], Mauritania, Niger, North Korea, Papua New Guinea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, dan Zimbabwe.

Kegagalan membendung kegiatan pemerdagangan orang ini telah membawa persepsi bahawa kementerian-kementerian yang terlibat tidak melaksanakan tugasan dengan sempurna atau ada pegawai-pegawai kementerian berkenaan yang terlibat dalam jenayah pemerdagangan orang ini.   Perkara yang menyuburkan perlanggaran hak asasi manusia dan jenayah yang meranapkan kehidupan dan masa depan mangsa perlu diatasi segera oleh Menteri Dalam Negeri, Menteri Sumber Manusia dan Ketua Polis Negara kerana dalam banyak kes, segala laporan dan bukti yang diperlukan telah dibawa ke pengetahuan pihak berkuasa.   Tiada apa-apa tindakan wajar yang diambil.   Kerajaan Malaysia dilihat tidak memberi komitmen yang dikehensaki untuk melaksanakan Akta Pemerdagangan Orang 2007.

Mangsa-mangsa didapati oleh penjenayah menerusi penculikan, memperdaya mangsa dengan janji-janji pekerjaan dengan gaji lumayan dan peluang perkahwinan di luar negara, mengiklankan peluang-peluang dalam akhbar, menemui mangsa dan keluarganya secara langsung dan menjanjikan pekerjaan yang baik.   Penjenayah juga mendapati mangsa wanita dari kem tahanan pelarian dan menawarkan peluang tempat tinggal yang lebih baik dan juga pekerjaan.   Selepas mendapatkan dokumen-dokumen palsu serta membayar segala kos-kos perjalanan, mangsa diikat dengan kos tersebut yang kini dikira sebagai pinjaman dengan bayaran bunga yang sangat tinggi agar mangsa selamanya berada di bawah telunjuk penjenayah pemerdagangan orang; dalam erti kata lain menjadi mangsa sebagai hamba abdi di zaman pasca moden ini.   Mangsa wanita sebahagiannya telah dipaksa bekerja di sarang pelacuran dan ada yang menjadi pelayan peribadi bapak-bapak ayam sehingga ada yang hamil.   Biasanya mangsa-mangsa tidak dibenarkan berkomunikasi dengan orang luar, walaupun menerusi telefon.   Segala dokumen mangsa-mangsa dari luar negara ini akan disimpan oleh penjenyah.  Dengan itu, mangsa tidak berani keluar atau melaporkan apa-apa kerana ditakuti akan ditangkap dan dipenjarakan kerana berada di Malaysia tanpa sebarang dokumen.   Selain itu, mangsa juga didera secara fizikal dan dikurung oleh penjenayah.

Penggubalan Akta di Parlimen tidak membawa sebarang makna kepada rakyat Malaysia yang terkesan dengan aktiviti jenayah pemerdagangan orang kecuali Akta tersebut sepenuhnya disokong, dilaksana dan dikuatkuasa oleh kesemua Menteri-Menteri yang terlibat.   Kementerian-kementerian yang diamanahkan dituntut untuk bekerjasama secara integrated dan berkesan dan tidak berterusan memberi alasan-alasan untuk menutup kekurangan dalam mencari penyelesaian membantras jenayah pemerdagangan orang ini.   Gejala rasuah yang timbul di kalangan pegawai-pegawai kerajaan yang terlibat dalam jenayah ini mestilah dibawa segera ke muka pengadilan dan dihukum dengan hukuman yang seberat-beratnya.   Kempen-kempen umum yang komprehensif dan merakyatkan pengetahuan tentang Akta Pemerdagangan Orang dan kejelekan aktiviti jenayah berkaitan perlulah dilaksanakan dan diperluaskan kepada rakyat Malaysia.

Kerajaan Malaysia Umno-BN perlu meyakinkan rakyat dan masyarakat global bahawa ia benar-benar serius dalam menangani permasalahan jenayah pemerdagangan orang.   Setakat ini, Akta Pemerdagangan Orang 2007 dilihat belum berfungsi sepenuhnya seperti yang dikehendaki.