HIGH COURT JUDGE DATUK ROHANA YUSOF RULED THAT HOME MINISTER HISHAMMUDDIN HUSSEIN’S DECLARATION WAS “TAINTED WITH IRRATIONALITY”. THE HOME MINISTER IS INFAMOUS FOR HIS IRRATIONALITY WHEN HE OPENS HIS MOUTH. JUDGE ROHANA JUST IMMORTALIZED THAT TRAIT OF HIS IN HER JUDGMENT WHEN DECLARING BERSIH NOT UNLAWFUL. HER RULING TODAY, HIGH COURT JUDGE DATUK ROHANA YUSOF SAID THE COALITION OF CIVIL SOCIETIES KNOWN AS BERSIH 2.0, THOUGH NOT OFFICIALLY REGISTERED, CAN BE CONSIDERED A SOCIETY UNDER THE SOCIETIES ACT.
“The minister’s order is quashed because Bersih is a lawful society,” Rohana said.
The home minister’s decision to declare Bersih unlawful on grounds the movement was a threat to national security was irrational and was not based on relevant facts, the judge said.
She noted that the then-Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Shah, had granted an audience to the movement’s leaders in the national capital and the authorities had been willing to negotiate terms prior to the July 9 rally last year.
“It does not make sense, that a week later the reason is no longer valid… the government’s declaration that the organisation is unlawful cannot be accepted.The reasons put forth by Justice Rohana, sound reasonable, but will our thick skinned ministers be able to understand the ruling? Right from the start, if the AG (if he is learned)..he would have advised against it. Now it looks so stupid. Hishammuddin, I’ve always maintained that you are not fit to be the Home Minister. And after this ruling, you might as well step down as the courts have ruled in favour of Bersih and it’s a real slap on your face. But then again, knowing that you are thick-skinned, I doubt that you would even consider resigning. All the same, we’ll patiently wait for GE-13 when we’ll boot not only you but the whole UMNO/BN so that we will really have a clean and caring government – not one that pretends to hear the rakyat and in the process enriches themselves and their cronies. I’m sure we have the rakyat behind us and what is more important is God Almighty is with us and with him on our side, there is nothing to fear of UMNO/BN’s intimidation! Didn”t he say that confiscating Journalist’s Camera equipment is a STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE of the police.According to the Umno supreme council line up, he has a chance to become PM.
Just a thought of it will send a shiver down to our spine.
“Even if that is so, then the declaration should have been lifted accordingly,” Rohana said.
Not only peoples want to be clean and fair,now v can feel that,court also had a clean paper in the judge table for the justice, l on behalf rakyat of malaysia,Billion of Thanks to Puan,Rohana and Bersih unity steering committee teamwork peoples voice,Another BN failure to wrong the right . Only evil government will try to say that Bersih ( an organization asking for clean and fair elections ) is outlawed . The court has made the right decision . This decision will strengthened the spirits of participants of the last Bersih ‘s peaceful gathering
Astute, experienced, supremely diplomatic, and ambitious as he is, such a man is likely to be stalled at crucial step, particularly in a world of power and politics.Politicians score on various skills. Some win hearts by being polite, defensive and conceding at the cost of survival. Other win on manipulating vote bank politics, and promising more than can be delivered. These also know at first hand how to throw the blame on the rival for his continued indifference. Some play the game more comprehensively using divisive tactics, voter incentives, and keep smoldering fires well fanned.. Years of experience has taught him to adopt just the stance where a slight tilt can allow him to join the rightists, leftists, the backwards, the regional forces, and the now the extremely influential India Inc. lobby. The man speaks less, chooses his words, and people generally get fearfully jittery when he reserves his comments when it is expected that he shall retort for an insulting denial.Politics in this country has changed. The farmer is aware of what he invests, what he gets, and what is the price his product sells finally. The student is aware of the financial burden of just getting a certification, forget true education. The ageing government servant is aware of the petty pension against the rising inflation and the huge medical bills.I do not know if alternative governments perceived or predicted would be any better. People who have reached the pinnacle of power and position need to deal with each other more maturely. The country cannot wait for them to sign their personal treaties, and even if that be so, it should not hamper systems and programs running, and more on the anvil.
Will UMNO, after being in power consecutively for 50 years, be able to surmount anti-incumbency in the 2013 polls? The conventional logic is that it won’t be able to do so. The popular belief is that although the UMNO will lose the next general elections the UMNO will not be able to win the polls. In other words we will be in a hanging from mid- air with governments formed by notoriously instable political alliances trying rule the country.
That the UMNO is on a bad wicket is fairly obvious. It has been in powers and any party which has been (or will be) in for fifty years has to face strong incumbency. Moreover they are unable as yet to unambiguously declare who in 2013 will be their candidate for the Prime minister’s post.
The greater anti- incumbency that UMNO will face is this one. We can call this long term anti-incumbency. When you hear statements like ‘the mahathir –Najib family should be kicked out’ it is this long term anti –incumbency feeling that is reflected.