Roziah Ismail to logde Police Report today 11 September

Rodziah to lodge police report on rape threats


Written by The Edge FInancial Daily
Friday, 11 September 2009 00:01

KUALA LUMPUR: Selangor state executive councillor and Batu Tiga assemblywoman Rodziah Ismail will be lodging a police report today on a rape threat that was made against her during a chaotic dialogue between the Selangor state government and the residents of Section 23 in Shah Alam on Sept 5.

“Anarchist behaviour and hurling profanities are unbecoming of a civilised society. Psychological abuse in whatever form and threats of abuse and sexual molestations must be promptly eliminated,” said Rodziah’s aide, Rozaini Mohd Rosli, in an email statement yesterday.

She said the report would be lodged at the Shah Alam police headquarters in Section 11.

The dialogue session took place amid the Section 23 residents’ protest against the relocation a Hindu temple to their area. Since then, the residents have agreed to the relocation to a second site, also in Section 23.

Six men have been charged with sedition for being part of the cow-head protest against the relocation to the temple. They were also charged with another six men for taking part in an illegal assembly.

The Penan Report

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

Keganasan seksual terhadap wanita dan gadis minoriti Penan, Sarawak

Kenyataan Media

25 Jun 2009

 

Keganasan seksual terhadap wanita dan gadis rakyat minoriti Penan, Sarawak

Wanita KEADILAN mengutuk sekeras-kerasnya kejadian penderaan seks dan rogol keatas wanita, gadis dan anak-anak perempuan Penan di Sarawak.   Ia mempamerkan bahawa di Malaysia masih wujud era kegelapan yang kekontangan sama sekali sifat kemanusiaan yang dikehendaki dalam memelihara keselamatan dan kehormatan golongan yang lemah, lebih-lebih lagi terhadap kaum minoriti.

Laporan pertama mengenainya terbit pada bulan September 2008 lalu.   Ia telah dilaporkan oleh Bruno Manser Fund (BMF) yang berpangkalan di Switzerland.  

Sehingga kini, rakyat Malaysia masih menunggu hebahan mengenai laporan penyiasatan yang telah lengkap disediakan pada pertengahan bulan November 2008 oleh task force berkenaan, seperti yang dijanjikan oleh Menteri Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat ketika itu, Dr Ng Yen Yen.   Menteri yang baru, Shahrizat Abdul Jalil baru saja menyerahkan laporan tersebut kepada Jamaah Menteri pada 27 Mei lalu.

 Apakah yang menghalang kerajaan Malaysia untuk menghebahkan laporan penyiasatan tersebut?   Kelewatan yang bertimpa-timpa ini memberi persepsi bahawa ada sesuatu yang ingin disembunyikan oleh kerajaan atau kerajaan tidak ingin membawa ke pengadilan mereka (didakwa pekerja-pekerja syarikat pembalakan) yang telah dikenalpasti bertanggungjawab mengenai pencerobohan dan  keganasan seksual yang keji itu.   Polis Sarawak juga telah didakwa bersikap prejudis atau tidak kompeten dalam menangani permasalahan wanita dan gadis Penan ini.

 Tindakan kerajaan yang berdiam diri mengenai permasalahan ini boleh mengakibatkan kemusnahan sosial masyarakat Penan.   Malaysia sebagai penandatangan CEDAW dan Deklarasi Hak Pribumi Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu wajar prihatin dan progresif dalam memastikan keselamatan fizikal, mental, maruah dan hak warisan setiap rakyat pribumi minoriti dipelihara dengan utuh.

 Wanita KEADILAN menuntut agar Sharizat Abdul Jalil segera mengedarkan laporan tersebut kepada umum agar dapat diteliti  dan bersama mencari penyelesaian terhadap perlakuan sesuka hati pemangsa dalam penderaan dan keganasan seksual ke atas wanita, gadis dan anak-anak Penan yang lemah itu.  Jika Menteri gagal berbuat demikian, ia seolah-olah membenarkan penerusan perbuatan keji itu oleh mereka yang sama sekali telah hilang sifat kemanusiaannya.

 

Zuraida Kamaruddin
Ketua Wanita KEADILAN
Ahli Parlimen Ampang

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Make Penan report public, PKR says25 Jun 09 : 4.58PM

By Zedeck Siew
zedecksiew@thenutgraph.com

KUALA LUMPUR, 25 June 2009: The women’s wing of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) wants the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry to not only release the Penan task force report to the public, but to also table it for debate in Parliament.

“What is stopping the Malaysian government from publicising the report of the investigation? The repeated delays lend to the perception that the government has something to hide,” said PKR Wanita chief Zuraida Kamaruddin at a press conference in parliament today.

Zuraida
Zuraida was commenting on the fact that the Penan task force report was still not available to the public.

Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil has so far not committed to making the report public, only saying that interested parties could go to the ministry to view the report.

“We feel this is not enough. The public has a right to know,” Zuraida said.

The Penan task force was commissioned by former minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen in October 2008. It was despatched to investigate claims that logging company employees were sexually abusing and raping young Penan girls and women.

After almost six months without word, Shahrizat finally revealed the ministry’s plans for the report, telling The Nut Graph that she would submit it to cabinet on 27 May.

Zuraida said she had written to Shahrizat on 23 June 2009, asking for a copy of the report but has not had any reply since.

“The government’s silence on this issue may result in the social collapse of the Penan people,” Zuraida warned.

“Malaysia is a signatory of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (Cedaw) and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. We should be concerned and progressive in ensuring the safety and rights of every indigenous minority,” Zuraida added.

Kedurjanaan Petugas Pilihan Raya BN di Bukit Gantang


Gambar-gambar di atas oleh Leo, jurukamera blog Wanita KEADILAN

Ahli Parlimen Seputeh, Teresa Kok hari ini mendesak polis dan Menteri Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga & Masyarakat, Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil memandang serius kes pencabulan ke atas ahli Srikandi Keadilan pada pilihanraya kecil parlimen Bukit Gantang lalu.

Beliau meminta Sharizat yang sebelum ini yang bersuara lantang membela wanita daripada gangguan seksual supaya mengambil kes ini dengan serius dan mendesak pihak polis melakukan sesiatan dan mendakwa mereka yang telribat di mahkamah. Shrizat setakat ini membisu dan tidak memberi sebarang komen setakat ini.

Teresa berjanji akan membawa kes in ke sidang Parlimen dan menuntut supaya Menteri Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat Sharizat Jalil supaya mengabil segera bagi menyelesaikan perkara ini sehingga dibawa ke pengadilan.

Sementara itu, Wanita KeADILan Zuraida Kamaruddin mahu kes ahli Srikandi KeADILan yang telah di ganggu dalam cubaan mencabul dengan gangguan seksual semasa kempen pilihanraya kecil P59 Bukit Gantang pada 6 April lalu diambil tindakan segera oleh pihak polis.

Beliau juga mahukan penjelasan daripada Bernama TV yang telah membuat liputan dan melaporkan bahawa Srikandi KeADILan itu bersifat penggoda dan juga membuat laporan palsu kepada pihak polis.

“Wanita KeADILan mahukan penjelasan dari Bernama dan jika tidak kami tidak akan teragak-agak untuk mengambil tindakan saman terhadap agensi berita berkenaan,” tegas Zuraida semasa sidang akhbar beliau selepas majlis Hi Tea Wanita Pakatan Rakyat semalam.

Dalam sidang akhbar beliau hari ini, Zuraida menekankan bahawa selepas dua minggu insiden itu berlaku namun masih tiada siasatan atau tindakan yang diambil oleh pihak polis.

Ekoran laporan polis oleh wanita KeADILan itu di Balai Polis Simpang, Bukit Gantang pada hari kejadian, seorang ahli Srikandi yang hanya mahu dikenali dengan panggilan ‘Ana’, 20, bahawa pada kira-kira jam 4 petang, beliau dan lima lagi rakan-rakan Srikandi lain sedang berjalan melalui bilik gerakan Barisan Nasional berdekatan kawasan Simpang.

Lalu beliau ditarik dan dikepung oleh sekumpulan lebih sepuluh orang lelaki berumur kira-kira 50 – 60 tahun dan cuba melondehkan seluar yang dipakainya pada waktu itu. Mereka juga mengeluarkan kata-kata lucah dan kesat terhadap beliau dan mempersendakan beliau.

Sebanyak tiga laporan polis telah dibuat oleh pihak Wanita KeADILan, di Balai Polis Simpang dan Balai Polis Changkat Jering dan diberi jaminan bahawa pihak polis akan mengambil tindakan yang sewajarnya namun setelah dua minggu berlalu tidak menampakan sebarang perkembangan yang dibuat oleh pihak polis.

Walaupun pihak Wanita KeADILan telah memberi gambar-gambar penyokong BN yang disyaki terlibat serta menyatakan ada rakaman CCTV daripada sebuah supermarket berhampiran namun tiada sebarang siasatan diambil oleh pihak polis.

“Saya berjumpa dengan seorang anggota polis yang berpangkat inspektor bernama Shahrin dan beliau telah berjanji akan memastikan kes ini dibawa ke pengadilan, maka saya akan pergi ke dua-dua Balai Polis untuk membuat tindakan susulan,” tegas Zuraida lagi.

Dalam kejadian tersebut, Ana telah diselamatkan oleh seorang penceramah bebas Arsian Napi, 50, serta seorang lagi rakan beliau yang kebetulan sedang minum di sebuah gerai berhampiran tempat kejadian yang juga berhadapan dengan bilik gerakan BN Simpang.

Beliau dengan tangkas bergegas ke tempat kejadian kerana mensyaki satu kejadian yang pelik sedang berlaku di situ. Beliau kemudiannya meleraikan kejadian yang menjijikkan dilakukan oleh sekumpulan penyokong BN yang sebaya dengan beliau.

“Saya dan rakan di pukul dan di halau dengan kata-kata kesat serta memaki hamun dangan perkatan yang tidak sedap di dengar,” kata Arsian semasa sidang akhbar tersebut.

Ibubapa Ana merasa amat terkilan dan sedih keatas nasib yang menimpa anak mereka dan mahukan latarbelakang Ana dirahsiakan demi menjaga maruah keluarga dan diri Ana dari difitnah oleh orang-orang yang berniat jahat terhadap beliau.

“Mereka meminta supaya identiti Ana tidak di hebahkan atas alasan keluarga Ana tinggal di kampung dan tidak mahu pihak tertentu mangambil kesempatan keatas musibah yang berlaku,” jelas Zuraida lagi.

Walau bagimanapun pihak Wanita akan pergi ke dua-dua Balai Polis berkenaan dan mendesak supaya pihak polis beertindak dengan segera.

GB: Greenboc
Video Srikandi dicabul

Kedurjanaan petugas Umno di Bukit Gantang

Gangguan Seksual terhadap Srikandi KEADILAN oleh petugas Umno, di P059 Bukit Gantang

Pada 6 April 2009, jam 4.20 petang rombongan jentera pilihanraya KEADILAN yang terdiri daripada enam orang ahli Srikandi KEADILAN telah diganggu secara seksual dan diperlakukan secara kasar oleh sekumpulan petugas pilihanraya Umno di hadapan Bilik Khidmat Masyarakat Umno Bukit Gantang.

Salah seorang mangsa turut ditarik secara paksa ke dalam Bilik Khidmat Masyarakat Umno Bukit Gantang atas tujuan cubaan mencabul kehormatan mangsa. Walau bagaimanapun, mangsa telah berjaya diselamatkan oleh penduduk setempat. Berhubung kejadian ini, beliau yang ditemani oleh petugas pilihanraya KEADILAN dan saksi kejadian telah mengemukan dua laporan polis secara berasingan di Balai Polis Simpang, Bukit Gantang. Insiden durjana dan keji ini telah disahkan oleh Pengarah Pilihanraya Wanita KEADILAN Pusat Parlimen Bukit Gantang, Rodziah Ismail.

Wanita KEADILAN Malaysia mengutuk sekeras-kerasnya insiden ini dan menyatakan rasa kesal terhadap tindakan media kawalan Umno-BN yang dilihat sebagai berat sebelah dan tidak beretika. Wanita KEADILAN akan menyaman mana-mana media yang menyatakan bahawa laporan polis yang dibuat adalah laporan palsu; media berkenaan perlu memperbetulkan laporannya kerana bukti kejadian dan pencabulan kehormatan mangsa adalah jelas dan lengkap.

Insiden ini telah mengambarkan betapa sebahagian petugas pilihanraya Umno sanggup dan tidak teragak-agak melakukan perbuatan yang terkutuk dan melampaui batasan moraliti dan agama.

Wanita KEADILAN menuntut agar pihak polis segera menyiasat dan membuat tangkapan berdasarkan kenyataan mangsa dan saksi. Kejadian durjana sedemikian tidak seharusnya berlaku dan berulang.

Kembalikan kepada wanita Malaysia nikmat rasa selamat dan aman di Malaysia.

Zuraidah Kamaruddin

Ketua Wanita KEADILAN Malaysia.

Happy Women’s Day (Updated 13 March 2009)

SMS dari Ketua Wanita Miri, Zulhaidah :
A women has strengths that amaze men. She can handle trouble and carry heavy burdens. She holds happiness, love, and opinions. She smiles when she feels like screaming. She sings when she feels like crying, cries when she is happy, laughs when she’s afraid. Her love is unconditional. There is only one thing wrong with her, she sometimes forgets what she is worth…Happy Women’s Day.

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Kembalikan kepada wanita nikmat rasa selamat dan aman di Malaysia

Oleh Rozaini M R

Wanita seluruh dunia telah menyambut Hari Wanita Sedunia 2009 pada 8 Mac 2009.
Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Hal Ehwal Wanita Kerajaan Negeri Selangor pimpinan Pakatan Rakyat, Rodziah Ismail, telah melancarkan sambutan hari Wanita Sedunia 2009 dengan tema “Kembalikan kepada Wanita Rasa Selamat dan Aman di Malaysia” (Restore Peace and Security to Women in Malaysia).
Sambutan yang meriah itu telah diraikan bersama para wanita Pakatan Rakyat dan orang ramai, hampir seratus orang, di Sunway Pyramid Shopping Complex pada 7 Mac 2009 lalu.

Satu tayangan video mengenai OSCC, One Stop Crisis Centre, bagi wanita dan lelaki teraniaya telah dipersembahkan.
Selepas itu, Wakil-Wakil Rakyat yang telah hadir untuk sidang media sambutan Hari Wanita Sedunia 2009 itu telah mengedarkan risalah OSCC kepada orang ramai yang berada di Kompleks tersebut. Adun dan Ahli Parlimen yang hadir ialah Teresa Kok (Parlimen Seputeh), Teo Nie Ching (Parlimen Serdang), Janice Lee (Adun, Teratai), Hannah Yeoh (Adun, Subang Jaya), dan Gan Pei Nei (Adun, Rawang).
Senator Ubaidah (Kelantan) juga telah hadir.

Perutusan Hari Wanita Sedunia itu telah turut disokong oleh Wanita-Wanita Pakatan Rakyat yang terdiri daripada Wanita KEADILAN, Muslimat PAS dan DAP.

Dalam konteks hal ehwal wanita, pertemuan berkala wakil-wakil kerajaan negeri pimpinan Pakatan Rakyat menerusi Jawatankasa Hal-Ehwal masing-masing akan menjadi mekanisme awal dalam perkongsian maklumat dan pemikiran dalam rangka halatuju memberdaya wanita Malaysia, khususnya di negeri-negeri yang terlibat.
Penberdayakan wanita( empowerment of women) dalam bidang politik, ekonomi, kesihatan dan sosial masih memerlukan suatu komitmen dan pelan tindakan yang jitu dan menitikberatkan pengoperasian yang sistematik dan penyeliaan yang rapi dan profesional.
Menurut kajian di peringkat antarabangsa, pemberdayaan wanita akan menyaksikan pembangunan negara menjadi lebih seimbang dan menyeluruh. Penglibatan wanita dalam bidang politik pula akan meningkatkan kepekaan dan ketelusan parti dan pemerintah dalam seliaan dan perlaksaan dasar-dasar sosio-ekonomi negara.

Kebersamaan Wanita-Wanita Pakatan Rakyat dan Hal Ehwal Wanita Kerajaan Negeri-Negeri pimpinan Pakatan Rakyat perlu di institusikan segera untuk menjadi suatu Majlis Permuafakatan Wanita Pakatan Rakyat agar perkongsian kesemua organisasi dan kerajaan tersebut dapat dimanafaatkan dengan semaksimum mungkin demi kemaslahatan wanita dan negara.

Dalam forum yang telah berlangsung di Johor Baharu, 8 Mac 2009, mengenai Krisis Politik dan Perlembagaan di Perak, Ketua Wanita KEADILAN, Zuraida Kamaruddin telah menjelaskan tentang berlakunya jurang mengenai kefahaman mengenai pengurusan tentang kepentingan wanita di peringkat Kementerian Pembangunan Wanita dan apa yang sedang berlaku kepada wanita-wanita Malaysia yang masih mengalami diskriminasi gender, gangguan seksual di tempat kerja dan tahap pemberdayaan ekonomi yang masih jauh tertinggal di mana menurut satu kajian seramai sejuta wanita di Malaysia masih di bawah kemiskinan (RM1500).

Sekitar Sambutan Hari Wanita Sedunia 2009 di Sunway Pyramid Shopping Complex, 7 Mac 2009:

Membership Drive by Setiawangsa Division, headed by Women’s Chief, Hasnah Hashim:

7 Mac 2009
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Perutusan Hari Wanita Sedunia 8 Mac 2009
Tema: Kembalikan kepada wanita nikmat rasa selamat dan aman di Malaysia
(Restore peace and security for women in Malaysia )

Hari ini, Barisan Kepimpinan Wanita Pakatan Rakyat berhimpun bersama-sama meraikan Hari Wanita Sedunia dan setahun setelah Pakatan Rakyat mengambilalih pentadbiran lima buah negeri pada 8 Mac 2009.

Berpuluh-puluh tahun sejak Malaysia ditubuhkan, Wanita di Malaysia masih belum mengalami nikmat rasa selamat dan aman. Di manakah silapnya perancangan, aplikasi dan implementasi Dasar Wanita Negara dan Pelan Tindakan terhadapnya?

Kerajaan Malaysia Belem dapat mewujudkan suasana dan prasarana aman dan selamat lagi kondusif bagi wanita menjalani segala aktiviti pembangunan negara, samada secara langsung atau tidak langsung.

Setiap hari di Malaysia berlaku sebanyak 8.2 kes keganasan rumahtangga, 6.7 kes rogol, kes-kes gangguan seksual yang tidak dilaporkan, keperluan wanita Orang Asli yang tidak dipenuhi dan keperluan wanita kurang upaya yang masih tidak difahami.
Berlaku juga peningkatan kes HIV/Aids di kalangan wanita berkahwin dan kes-kes jenayah yang banyak seperti samun dan ragut. Diskriminasi dalam bidang pekerjaan, gangguan seksual, khususnya dalam sektor awam juga tetap berlaku tanpa penyelesaian yang wajar dan diambil tindakan dengan kadar segera.

Dalam sektor ekonomi, sebahagian besar Wanita Malaysia juga belum lagi berada dalam arus perdana pembangunan ekonomi. Menurut satu kajian, kira-kira lebih sejuta pekerja wanita masih di bawah paras kemiskinan (yang berpendapatan kurang dari RM1500). Status mampu kendiri wanita luar bandar adalah jauh lebih parah. Pemberdayaan ekonomi wanita di Malaysia haruslah menjadi antara agenda utama dalam usaha memberdaya wanita.

Jika diteliti, penglibatan wanita dalam arus pembangunan sosial, ekonomi, pendidikan dan politik masih memerlukan rangsangan untuk meningkatkan kuantiti dan kualiti mereka.

Realiti kehidupan kini menjadikan wanita nadi dalam berbagai lapangan selain dalam rumahtangga mereka. Wanita adalah pencetus perubahan, pemelihara budaya dan agama dan perancang masa depan generasi mendatang.

Kerajaan Malaysia telah gagal membimbing Wanita Malaysia ke suatu tahap kualiti insan yang dapat meningkat persepsi umum secara norma bahawa Wanita Malaysia adalah insan-insan yang berdaya (empowered) dan cemerlang dalam peranan mereka yang pelbagai.

Kerajaan yang bertanggungjawab adalah dituntut untuk sentiasa mewujudkan suatu suasana yang selamat dan aman bagi wanita dan kehidupan mereka di Malaysia. Ia bukanlah sesuatu yang mustahil. Ia akan dapat dilaksanakan jika pendekatan non-partisan dan kebersaaman yang luhur dan telus menjadi ciri utama mendekati sebarang permasalahan wanita.
Permasalahan wanita adalah permasalahan semua rakyat, tanpa mengira ideologi politik, perbezaaan ras dan agama.

Mengarusperdanakan gender (Gender Mianstreaming) yang menjadi asas kepada kejayaan Dasar Wanita Negara dan pencapaian cita-cita Millenium (the Millennium Goals) masih belum berjaya sepenuhnya dilaksanakan oleh Kerajaan Malaysia pimpinan Umno-BN.

Kedudukan wanita di mana saja adalah suatu amanah yang mesti dipenuhi. Ia perlu disokong oleh kefahaman yang mantap mengenai gender dari kalangan pemimpin dan masyarakat dan oleh sistem-sitem sokongan agar wanita memainkan peranan besar itu dengan nikmat rasa selamat dan aman.
Sinergi kefahaman terhadap gender dan mewujudkan sistem sokongan akan menghasilkan wanita Malaysia yang berdaya-saing (empowered) dan cemerlang dalam peranannya sebagai ibu, isteri, pendidik, penegak kebenaran dan keadilan sejagat.

Selepas setahun mendengar rintihan wanita, berbicara dengan mereka dan prihatin terhadap kekhuatiran mereka, kami telah cuba untuk memahami dan melaksanakan keperluan para wanita.

Dengan itu, kebersamaan kami di sini hari ini adalah pernyataan bahawa kami akan terus memberikan komitmen terhadap memenuhi hak-hak wanita dan kesetaraan gender (women’s rights and gender equality). Kami juga memberikan penegasan bahawa kami ingin terus bekerjasama dengan lelaki dan wanita untuk melakukan perubahan dan ingin mengembalikan nikmat rasa selamat dan aman kepada wanita Malaysia.

Kepada Mu Wanita, ”Selamat Menyambut Hari Wanita Sedunia”

Rodziah Ismail
Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Tetap Hal Ehwal Wanita, Kebajikan,
Kebudayaan, Sains, Inovasi & Teknologi
Kerajaan Negeri Selangor

Disokong oleh Wanita-Wanita Pakatan Rakyat

Eli’s latest statement

Press Statement
by

ELIZABETH WONG

19 February 2009

Dear friends,

I have departed today.

Despite having tendered my resignation from all posts, the media and websites continue to intrude into my private life and privacy. I have been informed by several media that they will continue to publish even more lewd graphical, sensational stories of my private life. I have also been told there will be a fresh assault, with more photographs and videos released and circulated in order to completely degrade and bury me.

This is the darkest episode in my life. I have never felt so alone, vulnerable and humiliated. I need to rest and to search for peace of mind to get away from the stormy events surrounding me.

I appreciate the overwhelming support from all quarters, especially my voters, women in particular and party comrades. Words cannot express my gratitude for your gentle kindness.

I have informed my party leaders that I am determined to relinquish all my positions, as a Selangor State Exco Member as well as the State Assemblywoman for Bukit Lanjan. I am thankful for the party leadership’s concern and encouragement. I seek their understanding for my predicament.

My commitment to the ideals of the Parti Keadilan Rakyat remains unwavering. I shall retain my party membership and continue to struggle for a just society with the party.

The nation is at a crisis facing a serious economic recession. Unemployment is rising, while corruption remains rampant. I wish public discussions would concentrate on these important issues rather than analysing my private life. My principle remains the same ?

I will not answer any questions pertaining to my private life. My private life is not for public scrutiny as I have not broken any law or caused harm to anyone.

I plead to the media as well as my supporters to allow me some peace of mind, and to give me space. I urge the media to leave my family, friends and I alone. Please do not continue to shame my family and I, so that we have a chance to lead a normal life as ordinary citizens.

Lastly, I wish to thank the support from the public that has been pouring in ceaselessly. I am very moved and eternally grateful to my friends and colleagues who stand by me. There is nothing in this world that can repay your kindness.

Elizabeth Wong

Elizabeth Wong: Press Release

PRESS RELEASE

17 Februari 2009

Thr events of the past two days have shown an insidious shown an insidious and underhanded attempt by certain quarters to smear my reputation. My personal life and privacy have been violated.

These people have conspired to undermine my credibility both as a Selangor State Exco member as well as a KeADILan leader. Although the smear campaign directed towards me has caused me a lot of anguish, I am aware that the real objective is to discredit Parti Keadilan rakyat

I have done nothing wrong.

I wish to state that I am not ashamded of my sexuality as a woman and as a single person.   I have broken no law.   I stand by the fundamental principle in a democracy that everyone has a right to privacy.

Parti KeADILan Rakyat stands for ‘new’ politics that holds justice and human rights as core values which transcend gnder, ethnicity and class. ‘New’ politics also means we rise above gutter politics.

It is precisely this that I believe that these attacks will continue with greater intensity, and I have no doubt that Umno and Barisan Nasional will continue with greater intensity, and I have no doubt that Umno and Barisan Nasional will continue to manipulte the situation.   Accordingly, I have decided to make a stand, in the interest of the party and its struggle for the people.

I have received overwhelming support from my family, my constituents, Pakatan Rakyat collegues, friends and the general public.   However, in the interest of the party, I have decided to offer my resignation as a Selangor State Exco Member as well as the State Assemblywoman for Bukit Lanjan.

I will discuss with the Menteri Besar to arrange for the proper handover of my responsibilities.   I will continue to serve the people and fight for justice in Malaysia.

Last but not least, I am very grateful to the people who have placed their trust in me and my party, and I thank them for the opportunity that they have given me to serve.   Words cannot possibly express my eternal gratitude to outstanding staff members and fellow ADUNS, and most of all, My Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim who has given me his unwavering support and the opportunity to work with him.

If I have let anyone down or offended anyone, I offer my sincere apologies.




ELIZABETH WONG
ADUN BUKIT LANJAN
EXCO for Tourism, Consumer Affairs and the Environment

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