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Bersatu padu, mempertahankan reformasi demokrasi tulen, buangkan khayalan, menghalang pemulihan Mahathirism.

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Bersatu padu, mempertahankan reformasi demokrasi tulen, buangkan khayalan, menghalang pemulihan Mahathirism.

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人民之友恭祝各界2018新年进步、万事如意!

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2014年加影州议席补选诉求 / Tuntutan-tuntutan Pilihan Raya Kecil Kajang 2014

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“阿拉风波•宪法权利•宗教自由”论坛 / Forum "Krisis perkataan Allah • Hak berperlembagaan • Kebebasan beragama"

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新加坡“5•13学生运动” 有/没有马共领导的争论【之一】与【之二】

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马来西亚民主改革的新阶段 / The New Phase of Democratic Reform in Malaysia / Fasa Baru Reformasi Demokratik di Malaysia

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人民之友为庆祝15周年(2001—2016)纪念,在2016年9月上旬发表了最近5年(2011—2016)工作报告(华、巫、英3种语文),并在9月25日在新山举办一场主题为“认清斗争敌友,埋葬巫统霸权”的论坛。

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人民之友16周年纪念,针对即将来临的全国大选发表专题文章,供给我国民间组织和民主人士参考,并接受我国各族人民民主改革实践检验。

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人民之友根据2017年9月24日发表的《人民之友 对我国第14届大选意见书 》的内容与精神以及半年来国内和国外的政治形势,对5月9日投票提出具体意见,供全国选民参考。

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

马来西亚部长以“养不起”为由, 送还中国熊猫无异抛弃中国友谊

  马来西亚部长以“养不起”为由,
送还中国熊猫无异抛弃中国友谊

来源:观察者网


上图是马来西亚国家动物园在去年(2017年)8月23日在园内大熊猫馆为同为当日出生的中国租借给马来西亚的熊猫“兴兴”和“靓靓”夫妻庆祝11周岁生日。因为“兴兴”和“靓靓”的熊猫宝宝“暖暖”生日是8月18日,动物园也于当日一并为“暖暖”庆祝了两周岁生日。兴兴和靓靓当时万万想不到在3个月后,它俩的宝宝暖暖就先被送回到四川老家(中国四川都江堰熊猫繁殖研究基地)去,又在一年之后,它俩也将被送回四川老家了。

上图右下角小图为暖暖的妹妹(兴兴和靓靓的第2个结晶品)。上图左上角小图为宣布“养不起”中国熊猫的马来西亚水源、土地与天然资源部长赛维尔(Xavier Jayakumar)。

尽管接受马哈迪任命、担任部长不到半年的赛维尔宣布,基于“马来西亚人民对政府耗巨资养熊猫表达强烈不满”,他打算把熊猫送回中国”,但是,马来西亚国人和许多反对美国霸权的各国人民都看得明白,马哈迪政府要做的决不是送走中国熊猫这么简单的事。马哈迪上台后,先是中止中资项目今又(要)送还中国熊猫,这些举措无异于抛弃中国友谊,活路不走却走死路。可恶的是,马哈迪和他的团伙却假借“人民”的名义来行事,当人民群众是傻瓜!

上图和说明以及文内小标题是<人民之友>编者所加。

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原标题:养不起!马来西亚部长称将把2只大熊猫送还中国

【<观察者网> 综合报道】

继“暖暖”被马来西亚以养不起为名送回来后,马来西亚又打算将他的父母“兴兴”和“靓靓”也送回中国,理由还是养不起。

据马来西亚《中国报》12月16日报道,马来西亚水源、土地与天然资源部长赛维尔透露,基于政府耗资大笔金钱饲养熊猫,人民对此“表达强烈不满”,要求他把熊猫送回中国。

马来西亚《中国报》截图
“看情况,我会先和内阁讨论,在下次签署协议前,取得内阁回馈以处理此事。下次(与中国)的会谈将在两年内进行。”

他在接受《中国报》专访时,透露这项消息。

针对“兴兴”和“靓靓”第2个结晶品(国内熊猫迷一般称呼她为“暖妹妹”),赛维尔说,根据马来西亚政府与中国野生动物保护协会(CWCA)签署的协议,大熊猫产下的幼崽必须在24个月内,归还给中方;不过,任何期限延长可与该协会商量。

“暖妹妹” 图片来自马来西亚媒体
《中国报》询及何时会将熊猫幼崽送回中国,赛维尔则指会待幼崽再长大一点,就送回中国。

马国租借熊猫10年, 以纪念马中建交40周年

2012年3月,马来西亚前首相纳吉访问中国南宁时,马中两国敲定租借大熊猫一事,并于2013年6月签署协议,中国正式批准租借“福娃”和“凤仪”予大马长达10年,以纪念马中建交40周年,大熊猫于2014年5月21日抵马,后取名为“兴兴”和“靓靓”。

“暖暖”满一岁时马来西亚发行的纪念邮票
一对大熊猫的租金是每年100万美元(约合690万元人民币),及每年为每只熊猫5万令吉(约合8万元人民币)保险费,小熊猫在大马生活2年的一次性租金是60万美元(约合414万元人民币)。

至于马来西亚国家动物园熊猫馆兼保育中心则分别获得政府拨款1000万令吉(约合1652万元人民币),和一马发展公司(1MDB)基金会1500万令吉(约合2478万元人民币)兴建。

赛维尔表示,熊猫馆每月门票收入介于30万(约合50万元人民币)至40万令吉(约合66万元人民币),在扣除每月高达20万令吉(约合33万元人民币)的营运成本,包括1万令吉(约合1.7万元人民币)饲料费用、6万令(约合10万元人民币)吉电费、10万令吉(约合17万元人民币)员工成本,还有保安和维修费等成本后,门票收入已难以负荷租金和保险费。

不过,这番言论遭到时任(<人民之友>编者注:应为“前任”之误)马来西亚天然资源及环境部长拿督斯里旺朱乃迪指责,指马来西亚国家动物园不应擅作主张,在未与该部讨论前,就表示不打算向中国申请延长有关租借期限。

马来西亚民众参观熊猫 (图片来自马来西亚《中国报》)
基于留下“暖暖”须扩大熊猫馆,所以满两岁的“暖暖”最终依据合约,于2017年11月14日乘搭马航货运(MASKargo)飞机,送返中国四川都江堰熊猫繁殖研究基地。

马来西亚网友对于"养不起"这个理由并不买账

目前,马来西亚参观国家动物园的票价为成人43令吉(约合71元人民币)、3岁至12岁儿童为16令吉(约合26元人民币),60岁以上的高龄人士则是21令吉(约合34元人民币)。

不过,马来西亚网友对于养不起这个理由并不买账,不少人留言认为与其说熊猫太贵养不起,不如说是马来西亚政府的问题。留言称“自己经营不善,连动物都怪起来!哎!到时把动物园也关了,不是一点费用也都没有?路上不准开尺(<人民之友>编者注:应为“车”字之误),也就不用建道路和维修费!可笑,也可悲,有这班部长”,“不懂经营送你一颗摇钱树,送你一粒聚宝盆也是徒劳无功,许多国家都有申请中国大熊猫,申请成功是非常不容易的,别人有了熊猫宝宝后都赚大发了,你在哭穷养不起!到底是养熊猫不起还是养人养不起?”“太好了…人类有历史以来…只有中国提前把熊猫要回去…从来没有哪个国家提前把熊猫送回去的…如果成了…这将是人类史上的第一次…马来西亚就是不一样…连美国都不如我们”。

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Monday, 17 December 2018

法国"黄背心"再现, 警察快崩溃, 比利时 荷兰 以色列也乱了!

法国"黄背心"再现, 警察快崩溃,
  比利时 荷兰 以色列也乱了!

来源:<环球视野>综合报道

法国“黄背心”运动引发全球关注,如今这种浪潮也蔓延到了欧洲其他国家。
本周六(12月5日),第五轮“黄背心”示威游行在巴黎继续上演。(图源:法新社)
法国“黄背心”再现:数百人游行示威
至少37人被捕

海外网12月15日电 本周六的巴黎看起来“不那么黄”。相较于前几周动辄十几万人攻占香榭丽舍大街的浩大声势,区区几百人的阵仗令紧张的局势有所缓和。

据法新社报道,当地时间12月15日早些时候,数百名身着的“黄背心”游行示威者再度来到香榭丽舍大街,示威者高喊口号、向警戒线方向前进,其中一些人还向维持秩序的防暴警察投掷石块和瓶子。

警方表示,截至上午11点左右已经有至少37人被拘捕,示威群众人数不到千人。而在上周,仅周六一天(8日)就有13.6万人走上街头参加抗议活动,警方共逮捕了1723名抗议者,其中有1220人被拘留。进入到第五周的“黄背心”运动,声势大不如前。

全副武装的法国防暴警察。(图源:法新社)
为防范和控制示威游行的蔓延,巴黎方面出动了8000名警察、14辆装甲车和大量其他警用资源,法国也因此面临安保力量紧张的局面。目前看来,巴黎的局势要比前几周相对稳定。

上周,在“黄背心”抗议活动持续四周后,法国总统马克龙于周二(10日)宣布法国进入“经济紧急状态”,并承诺明年将会提高最低工资以及不会轻易增税。

12日,法国东北部城市斯特拉斯堡一圣诞集市发生枪击案,已经造成4人死亡,至少8人受伤。14日晚,法国为遇难者举行悼念仪式,马克龙到场献花哀悼。

14日,马克龙为枪击案死难者献花哀悼。(图源:路透社)
在法国政府方面的让步与枪击案阴影之下,加之天气寒冷,本周末的“黄背心”游行声势不再。但对于法国乃至整个欧洲来说,游行示威或许只是个开始。据德媒此前报道,“黄背心”运动正开始蔓延至欧洲其他国家,马克龙对抗议者的妥协带来了很大的负面效应,它让抗议者觉得,只要走上街头就是可以得到好处的。(海外网)

法国警察疲于奔命:我们快崩溃

法国「黄背心运动」(Yellow Vest Movement)已连续第五个周末进行,法国周六(15日)再有示威活动,政府在全国部署8.9万警力应对。巴黎警方出动催泪弹驱逐示威民众。当地目前约60人被捕。

法国「本地新闻」(The Local)报道,法国警察工会表示很多同僚疲于奔命,已到达极限,若情况未有改善,有可能会「放下头盔和盾牌」。

「黄背心运动」令不少法国警员非常劳累。上周末(8日)的示威,8000名巴黎警员要取消休假。巴黎Unité-SGP警察工会代表孔滕托(Rocco Contento)表示,警方资源并非无穷无尽,指他们已到极限,全法国8.9万警察已不能这样持续工作下去。他指警察竟要处理一场应该由政客负责的危机,更因此承受沉重压力。他警告政府若情况持续,将解除身上装备。

法国全国警察工会组织「另类警察」(Alternative Police)发言人雅各布(Denis Jacob)指出,前线警员日复一日地在恶劣环境下长时间工作,加上休息和吃饭时间经常被迫取消,令他们筋疲力竭。此外,工会投诉无「补水」的超时工作,以及报酬低的夜班轮更工作,令他们过着差劣生活。「另类警察」已要求政府动用紧急预算,向警察提供补偿,借此展示谢意。工会警告如果政府不能满足他们的要求,将可能有「严重后果」。

这场运动来到第5周,部分示威者改穿上鲜红色衣服参与这场反政府游行。(路透社)

巴黎多个旅游景点于周六关闭

法国首都巴黎以及其他城市均为周六的示威严阵以待。巴黎多个旅游景点如美术馆「小皇宫」(Petit Palais)、现代艺术博物馆(Musée d"Art Moderne)、巴黎地下墓穴(Catacombs)、香榭丽舍剧院(Thétre des Champs Elysées)以及凯旋门(The Arc de Triomphe)等都要在周六关闭。

罗浮宫和艾菲尔铁塔目前未有表示会更改开放时间。

巴黎市内40个地铁站周六维持关闭,多条地铁线如2 号、6号、8号、12号、13号和14号等将可能出现班次延误。市内巴士的路线和班次亦可能会受示威活动影响。

“黄背心”运动从法国蔓延欧洲

和法国一样,比利时与荷兰爆发抗议也是因为民众对生活成本上升不满。有示威者表示,他们身无分文,外界对他们的称呼不应该是“黄背心”,而是“空口袋”。

法国“黄背心”抗议活动引发全球关注,如今这种浪潮也蔓延到了欧洲其他国家。

据法国媒体France 24报道,在法国抗议活动愈演愈烈的同时,比利时也爆发了相同的抗议,而且导火索也和法国一样,是由于居民燃油成本的上升。

因不满政府增加燃油税,上月底开始,大量法国民众走上巴黎街头进行抗议。他们身着黄色马甲——一种所有法国司机都会配备的交通衣,因此这场抗议又被称为“黄背心”运动。

随着示威活动愈演愈烈,12月1日巴黎标志性建筑凯旋门内部摆设遭洗劫,法国国家象征玛丽安雕像遭人砸毁,抗议人士甚至在凯旋门外写上“马克龙下台”的标语。外界认为,这是自1968年“5月风暴”以来,法国最严重的社会动荡。

随后,为平息动荡,法国很快宣布取消明年上调燃油税的计划,但是民众的诉求并未因此得到满足。本周法国总统马克龙再度宣布,承诺每月最低薪资标准将上调100欧元,加班工资不计税也不需要计入社保基数,月收入低于2000欧元的退休金领取者取消税收上调的计划。

比利时也出现相同的情况,抗议人士同样身着“黄背心”,冲击欧盟总部和附近的比利时政府大楼。在最初的抗议出现之后,比利时政府也宣布停止明年上调油价的计划,但是抗议活动同样并未平息。

欧盟统计局数据显示,2017年整个欧洲税收对GDP的占比都在上升,其中法国税收收入对GDP的占比最高,达到48.4%。比利时紧随其后,这个比例达到47.3%。

比利时媒体RTBF援引当地经济学家称,比利时民众生活成本在上升,虽然平均收入也在增长,但是底层民众生活更加艰难。

France 24在总结比利时抗议爆发背后的原因是提到:

两个国家(法国与比利时)爆发抗议活动,都是因为民众每个月要为生计发愁。

布鲁塞尔同时又是欧盟总部,但是议员们对于眼前问题都无法解决,这让比利时民众更加愤怒。

一名示威者指着欧盟机构建筑表示,“这些制定法律的人,就是让我们的处境日益艰难的人。我们口袋空空,我们不应该被称作‘黄背心’,而应该被称作‘空口袋’(empty pockets)。” 


在荷兰,民众同样因为福利问题举行抗议活动,不过规模要比法国和比利时小得多,媒体报道称当地也并未出现暴力冲突。荷兰首相Mark Rutte对示威者表示同情,称将会在民众福利上增加支出,不过当地媒体称政府如何兑现这一承诺仍不得而知。(华尔街见闻)

“黄背心”运动蔓延至以色列


【环球网报道 实习记者 崔天也】随着生活成本和基本服务价格的上涨,以色列的居民们受到法国“黄背心”运动的“启发”,也身着黄色背心走上了特拉维夫的街头。

《以色列时报》14日报道称,当天下午,大约600名示威者身穿黄色背心,堵住了特拉维夫市中心的道路数小时,以抗议一系列的价格上涨。报道称,此次抗议一方面是想复制法国的“成功”,另一方面试图以类似2011年社会抗议的方式动员民众。


据俄罗斯RT电视台同日报道,此次活动的组织者表示“是时候向法国学习了”,并称法国“做的很好”。示威者呼吁总统内塔尼亚胡的内阁在“整个国家起火”之前解决他们的不满。

但报道称,此次示威活动很快就被警察压制了。在人群使得当地交通瘫痪后,警察逮捕了至少10个人。被拖走时,组织者之一的米兹拉希(David Mizrahi)宣称“下周将有一万人”。


据报道,这场示威活动号称“没有政治动机”,预计将在未来几周内升温,并且以色列全国学生联盟宣称将于12月22日举行大规模动员活动。以色列议会的经济事务委员会将于下周举行会议,讨论有关商品价格的问题。

此外,法国将于当地时间15日举行第五轮“黄背心”抗议活动。此前,法国总统马克龙曾宣布一系列让步措施,但未能完全安抚抗议者。(环球网)#

Saturday, 15 December 2018

美国著名經濟學家薩克斯:特朗普政府破壞世界秩序 [附原文(英文)JEFFREY D. SACHS: The U.S., not China, is the real threat to international rule of law]

    美国著名經濟學家薩克斯:
特朗普政府破壞世界秩序

来源:<中国评论新闻网>


原标题:经济学家萨克斯:特朗普政府破坏世界秩序

[ 中评社香港12月14日电 ]  美国著名经济学家萨克斯(Jeffrey Sachs)发表文章,指责美国政府在处理华为的事件最终目的是遏止中国发展。美国寻求以不寻常及不合理手段逮捕华为高层孟晚舟,他批评华府才是肆意违反国际规则,破坏世界和平的国家。

香港01报道,萨克斯是美国著名经济学家,过去曾担任南美洲、东欧、前南斯拉夫、前苏联等国家地区的经济顾问。萨克斯以推行“休克疗法”,成功拯救玻利维亚经济闻名。萨克斯现时是联合国秘书长的特别顾问,哥伦比亚大学国际公共事务学院的凯特勒教授(Quetelet Professor)。 

萨克斯在周二(11日)发表文章,强烈批评美国政府在处理华为事件,以致其针对中国进行打击的做法。 

更多企业踩美红线,只孟晚舟被捕 

萨克斯在文中表示,特朗普政府与中国的衝突与中国封闭市场、涉嫌窃取知识产权无关。特朗普政府对中国的打击,目的仅是为遏制中国。 

萨克斯形容美国寻求逮捕华为高层孟晚舟,等同向中国商界宣战,是“前所未有”的事。美国过去很少逮捕美国或外国商人,商人被捕通常是因犯下个人包括贪污、暴力等个人罪行,这些都是刑事指控,但孟晚舟罪名显然不一样。 

孟晚舟被控违反美国对伊朗制裁,但过去包括美国、欧洲、日本等等的国家地区在内,都有多间银行或企业曾违反美国制裁纪录:美国银行、法国巴黎银行、东京三菱银行及PayPal等多不胜数。 

如摩根大通因违反美国对古巴、伊朗和苏丹的制裁在2011年被罚款8830万美元(约6.8亿港元)的罚款。然而,摩根大通CEO戴文(Jamie Dimon)并没有在飞机上被抓或在机场被羁押。 

而更重要的是,过去针对这些案件,都是一个公司而非个人被追究责任,逮捕孟晚舟是一个惊人的突破。 

美国逮捕孟晚舟是企图破坏中国经济

萨克斯表示,美国逮捕孟晚舟的行动是特朗普政府企图破坏中国经济的一部分。美国通过对中国徵收关税,削弱西方市场对中国高科技出口,阻止中国购买欧美科技公司,这是对中国经济战争的一部分。 

华为是中国重要的科技公司之一,在5G技术方面取得了成功。美国则声称该公司构成安全风险,但并没有提供证据。这一动机在英国《金融时报》一篇报道上表露无遗:“你无法获得(华为)干预讯息通讯技术的具体证据,但你不会冒险把安全放在潜在对手的手中。” 

换句话说,就是虽不能证明华为有害,但我们先把公司列入黑名单。 

美可肆意命令他国,拒绝联合国决议

美国国务卿蓬佩奥在12月4日,于比利时布鲁塞尔出席马歇尔基金会(German Marshall Fund)上,表示美国会合法地退出或重新谈判那些对美国有害,或过时的条约。但实际上,特朗普在退出条约前往往是单方面暴力地撕毁在先,或主动摧毁它。 

美国逮捕孟晚舟则更具挑衅性,因这意味美国可以命令其他国家停止与古巴或伊朗等第三方国家进行贸易,但相反美国肯定不会容许其他国家限制其公司与什麽对象进行贸易。 

而针对非国家体系的制裁(如美国对中国企业的制裁),不应是一个国家执行,而是应根据联合国安理会达成的协议执行。实际联合国安理会第2231号决议已呼吁所有国家放弃对伊朗的制裁,作为2015年伊朗核协议的一部分。然而现时只有美国,拒绝了安理会的呼吁和安排。 

因此,特朗普政府,而不是华为或中国,才是当今对国际法治乃至全球和平的最大威胁。#

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The U.S., not China, is the real threat to international rule of law

Author / Source: Jeffrey D. Sachs / The Globe and Mail


Jeffrey D. Sachs is an American economist and the director of Columbia University’s Center for Sustainable Development.

If, as Mark Twain reputedly said, history often rhymes, our era increasingly recalls the period preceding 1914. And as with Europe’s great powers back then, the United States, led by an administration intent on asserting America’s dominance over China, is pushing the world toward disaster.

The context of the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou – a dangerous move by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration in its intensifying conflict with China – matters enormously. The United States requested that Canada arrest Ms. Meng in the Vancouver airport en route to Mexico from Hong Kong, and then extradite her to the United States. Such a move is almost a U.S. declaration of war on China’s business community. Nearly unprecedented, it puts American business people travelling abroad at much greater risk of such actions by other countries.

The United States rarely arrests senior business people, U.S. or foreign, for alleged crimes committed by their companies. Corporate managers are usually arrested for their alleged personal crimes (such as embezzlement, bribery or violence) rather than their company’s alleged malfeasance. Yes, corporate managers should be held to account for their company’s malfeasance, up to and including criminal charges, but to start this practice with a leading Chinese business person – rather than the dozens of culpable U.S. CEOs and CFOs – is a stunning provocation to the Chinese government, business community and public.

Ms. Meng is charged with violating U.S. sanctions on Iran. Yet, consider her arrest in the context of the large number of companies, U.S. and non-U.S., that have violated America’s sanctions against Iran and other countries. In 2011, for example, JP Morgan Chase paid $88.3 million in fines in 2011 for violating U.S. sanctions against Cuba, Iran and Sudan. Yet Jamie Dimon wasn’t grabbed off a plane and whisked into custody.

And JP Morgan Chase was hardly alone in violating U.S. sanctions. Since 2010, the following major financial institutions paid fines for such violations: Banco do Brasil, Bank of America, Bank of Guam, Bank of Moscow, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Clearstream Banking, Commerzbank, Compass, Crédit Agricole, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, ING, Intesa Sanpaolo, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, National Bank of Pakistan, PayPal, RBS (ABN Amro), Société Générale, Toronto-Dominion Bank, Trans Pacific National Bank (now known as Beacon Business Bank), Standard Chartered and Wells Fargo.

None of the CEOs or CFOs of these sanction-busting banks were arrested and taken into custody for these violations. In all of these cases, the corporation – rather than an individual manager – was held accountable. Nor were they held accountable for the pervasive lawbreaking in the lead-up to or aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, for which the banks paid a staggering US$243 billion in fines, according to a recent tally. In light of this record, Ms. Meng’s arrest is a shocking break with practice. Yes, hold CEOs and CFOs accountable – but start at home in order to avoid hypocrisy, self-interest disguised as high principle and the risk of inciting a new global conflict.

Quite transparently, the U.S. action against Ms. Meng really seems to be part of the Trump administration’s broader attempt to undermine China’s economy by imposing tariffs, closing Western markets to Chinese high-technology exports and blocking Chinese purchases of U.S. and European technology companies. One can say, without exaggeration, that this is part of an economic war on China – and a reckless one at that.

Huawei is one of China’s most important technology companies and therefore a prime target in the Trump administration’s effort to slow or stop China’s advance into several high-technology sectors. America’s motivations in this economic war are partly commercial – to protect and favour laggard U.S. companies – and partly geopolitical. They certainly have nothing to do with upholding the international rule of law.

The U.S. appears to be trying to target Huawei especially because of the company’s success in marketing cutting-edge 5G technologies globally. The U.S. claims the company poses a specific security risk through hidden surveillance capabilities in its hardware and software. Yet the U.S. government has provided no evidence for this claim.

A recent diatribe against Huawei in the Financial Times is revealing in this regard. After conceding that “you cannot have concrete proof of interference in ICT, unless you are lucky enough to find the needle in the haystack,” the author simply asserts that “you don’t take the risk of putting your security in the hands of a potential adversary.” In other words: While we can’t really point to misbehavior by Huawei, we should blacklist the company nonetheless.

When global trade rules obstruct Mr. Trump’s gangster tactics, then the rules have to go, according to him. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo admitted as much last week in Brussels: “Our administration,” he said, is “lawfully exiting or renegotiating outdated or harmful treaties, trade agreements, and other international arrangements that don’t serve our sovereign interests, or the interests of our allies.” Yet before it exits these agreements, the administration is trashing them through reckless and unilateral actions.

The unprecedented arrest of Ms. Meng is even more provocative because it is based on U.S. extra-territorial sanctions – that is, the claim by the U.S. that it can order other countries to stop trading with third parties such as Cuba or Iran. The U.S. would certainly not tolerate China or any other country telling American companies with whom they can or cannot trade.

Sanctions regarding non-national parties (such as U.S. sanctions on a Chinese business) should not be enforced by one country alone, but according to agreements reached within the United Nations Security Council. In that regard, UN Security Council Resolution 2231 calls on all countries to drop sanctions on Iran as part of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement. Yet the United States. – and only the United States – now rejects the Security Council’s role in such matters. The Trump administration, not Huawei or China, is today’s greatest threat to the international rule of law, and therefore to global peace.

"五眼联盟" 密谋绞杀华为曝光, 新西兰就"合谋"一事矢口否认

"五眼联盟" 密谋绞杀华为曝光,
新西兰就"合谋"一事矢口否认

作者 / 来源:徐乾昂 / <观察者网>



原标题“五眼联盟”被曝密谋“绞杀”华为,新西兰否认

[ 文 / 观察者网  徐乾昂 ]

针对华为在西方多国遭遇“封杀”一事,之前“五眼合谋”的说法似乎得到了证实。14日,《澳大利亚金融评论报》曝料指出:“五眼联盟”成员国情报部门领导人曾在7月举行过一场秘密的“龙虾晚宴”,共同讨论过“如何将华为排除出5G采购名单”。

观察者网发现,随后5国陆续开始对华为展开“密集围堵”。有新西兰媒体甚至把“五眼密谈”和“孟晚舟事件”联系到了一起。 


对于“五眼合谋”一事,新西兰政府通讯安全局作出了否认。

《澳大利亚金融评论报》是由该国费尔班克斯传媒公司发行的报刊,于1951年创刊。该报立场偏右,宣扬经济自由主义。1995年起,《澳大利亚金融评论报》网络版上线。

同样在14日,华为新西兰首席执行官范岩14日在该国媒体《新西兰先驱报》发表署名文章:无论是技术还是口碑,华为有权参与公平竞争,华为应该得到更好的对待。

观察者网注意到,这是11月底新西兰对华为发布“5G禁令”以来,华为公司首次强势回应。


“五眼”情报密谈,随后陆续开始围堵华为

自8月以来,美国、澳大利亚、新西兰、英国先后对华为的5G设备、技术发出“禁令”。《华尔街日报》12日透露,近期挑起“孟晚舟事件”的加拿大,被曝“迫于压力”也有类似计划。


由于这5国情报机构共同组成“五眼联盟”,也有国内媒体揣测,很可能是这5国“合谋围堵华为”。

直到14日,这样的猜测似乎得到了证实。《金融评论报》的一份调查报告显示,在今年上半年,“五眼联盟”内部似乎还不是很团结:当时美国和澳大利亚对华为态度强硬,而英国、加拿大和新西兰对中企的合作相对比较欢迎。

而5国态度的整体转变,发生在下半年,期间经历一场密谈:“五眼联盟”成员国情报组织领导人于今年7月17日在加拿大的新斯科舍(Nova Scotia)举办了一次秘密“龙虾晚宴”,所讨论的内容即包括“如何将华为排除出5G采购名单”。

最终5国达成共识:中国是目前最大的威胁

观察者网梳理发现,这次会议后,“五眼联盟”就开始频繁“围堵”华为。时间轴如下

7月17日,“五眼联盟”密谈。
8月13日,美国总统特朗普签署《国防授权法》,从2019年8月起禁止政府机构购买华为及中兴等的产品,2020年8月起还将“禁止政府从使用这些公司产品的企业进行采购”。


8月19日,时任澳大利亚总理特恩布尔被曝电联特朗普,告知对方澳大利亚准备启动“华为禁令”。
8月22日,华为澳大利亚分公司发表声明称,“已经接到澳大利亚政府的通知,华为和中兴已被禁止为澳大利亚提供5G技术。”
10月29日,新西兰情报部门主管伯吉斯(Mike Burgess)表示,“不排除禁止华为参与5G建设的可能性。”
11月27日,新西兰禁止本国电信运营商Spark使用华为的5G技术设备。
12月1日,华为首席财务官孟晚舟在加拿大被扣。
12月7日,英国电信集团(BT)宣布将华为排除出其核心5G网络设备供应合同的竞标名单,同时表示将在两年内移除核心4G网络中的华为设备。

消息一出,新西兰Stuff新闻网、《新西兰先驱报》均对此事进行了报道。后者甚至把“五眼密谈”和“孟晚舟事件”联系到了一起。

新西兰Stuff新闻网:“五眼”是如何合谋绞杀华为的

《新西兰先驱报》:“五眼”在“孟晚舟事件”前碰过头

就此事,《新西兰先驱报》采访了该国政府通讯安全局(GCSB)局长汉普顿(Andrew Hampton),对方就“合谋”一事矢口否认

“关于Spark最近的消息,我们是认为其中有重大网络安全隐患,才作出了相关的决定。这是一项独立的管控决定。”

“五眼联盟”是由英国、美国、加拿大、澳大利亚和新西兰五国组成的国际情报分享团体,起源可以追溯到第二次世界大战后的“英美协定(UKUSA)”。最初,这个协议只包含了英国和美国,到1948年扩展了加拿大,1956年又包括澳大利亚和新西兰。七十多年来,五个国家一直进行秘密或者公开的在全球范围内进行监听,并且建立了相应的设施,这个联盟至今仍然是最复杂和历史最悠久的情报组织。

“五眼联盟”漫画形象 资料图

然而近期又传来日本、德国方面对华为的表态,实际上背后似乎也和“五眼联盟”有关。路透社曾在10月14日发布独家消息,知情人士透露,“五眼联盟”正在拉拢日本和德国,谋求后者在针对中国的“情报工作”上的合作。


结果,《日本经济新闻》12月13日报道,日本移动通信运营商之一的软银(SoftBank)决定逐步更换华为4G基站设备,转向瑞典爱立信和芬兰诺基亚等公司。

另一方面,德国内政部在12月7日表示,“德国不想在法律上排除特定供应商或特定产品。我们认为,应该保证部署的网络基础设施的安全和隐私。”

10日,外交部对此作出确认。发言人陆慷说道,大家也注意到,不久前德国政府官员也表示,德国政府不考虑禁止外国供应商提供5G设备。德国电信企业正在与包括华为在内的多家厂商就5G网络开发进行合作。

     新西兰拒绝说明"华为被禁理由",
华为新西兰 CEO 范岩发文反击

同样在14日,华为新西兰分公司CEO范岩在在该国媒体《新西兰先驱报》发表署名文章:无论是技术还是口碑,华为有权参与公平竞争,华为应该得到更好的对待。

他认为,如今华为的遭遇,很像电影《少数派报告》中的情节。电影讲述未来社会对犯罪的预判已不再基于既定事实,而是通过所谓“算法”进行预判。

华为自2005年进入新西兰市场以来,已为该国2degrees、Spark、Vodafone、Chorus等公司提供了优质的网络基础设施。新西兰政府的UFB宽带项目,30%的技术服务都由华为供应。

在今年和Spark公司联合产开5G网络试运行中,华为网络测速达18.23Gbps,创造了当时的世界纪录。相比之下,华为的竞争对手速度刚过1Gbps。“我们不认为这叫5G,”范岩写道。

在11月26日的全球移动宽带论坛上,英国电信首席架构师麦克瑞(Neil McCare)甚至说道,“迄今为止,真正有资格被称作5G供应商的公司仅有一家,那就是华为。”

同时,华为在新西兰的业务并无任何“法律黑点”。自新西兰2013年通过《电信拦截能力和安全法案》以来,华为在该国的每一项大型工程都经过英国网络安全评估中心的严格独立测评,并接受英国政府通信总部(UKGCHQ)监管和向新西兰通信安全局(GCSB)汇报。

“新西兰人完全可以信任华为。”范岩指出,甚至同行都没有像华为如此高的要求,“没有一家竞争对手接受了英国的源代码评估测试。”

然而今年11月27日,新西兰突然以国家安全风险为由,禁止国内电信运营商Spark使用华为的5G技术设备,称华为存在“技术问题”。

对此,华为尝试联络新西兰政府,对方至今拒绝和华为见面。“新西兰政府都不明确指出是什么技术问题,我们要怎么改进?如果不是技术问题,那又是什么问题?”

“华为并没有感受到任何的公正,这不是新西兰做事的方式。过去13年,华为从来没有因为自己的行为被质疑过。”范岩总结,“可能新西兰政府对面对面会谈的主意感到不适,但我相信华为应该得到更好对待,新西兰同样如此。我们有权参与公平竞争,新西兰商业有权建立在最好的技术之上,我们值得拥有未来。”


除此之外,范岩还在署名文章中声援了为华为在其他国家的业务:“遍布世界各地的华为同事正在积极开发性能更卓越的技术解决方案,从满足运输系统到改进农业生产方式。”

“无论技术还是服务,我们都拥有良好的市场口碑和声誉,这也是客户不断再来找我们的原因。”

中国驻加大使卢沙野在加<环球邮报>撰文:孟晚舟案是美国有预谋的政治行动,加国无理拘留是司法不公让人心寒!

中国驻加大使卢沙野在加<环球邮报>撰文:
孟晚舟案是美国有预谋的政治行动,
加国无理拘留是司法不公让人心寒!

来源:中华人民共和国驻加拿大大使馆 / <观察者网>

上图左为中国驻加拿大大使卢沙野(资料图取自网络),上图和文内小标题为<人民之友>编者所加。

原标题:“棱镜门了解一下”,我国大使在加拿大报纸撰文

华为公司高管孟晚舟遭加拿大拘押10天后,于12月11日下午获得保释。近日来外界针对这起事件,对加拿大做法的批评声不断。我国驻加拿大大使卢沙野于13日在加《环球邮报》发表题为《我们不希望看到加拿大走上背离公平正义的道路》的署名文章。

其中指出,孟晚舟并未受到任何加法律指控的情况下,就遭到加方的无礼拘押,这不是司法独立,而是司法不公。加方此次做法让中国人民寒心。卢沙野还直言,那些指责中方拘押有关人员以报复加方拘押孟女士的人,应当首先反思加方的所作所为,以双重标准对中国进行谩骂是无耻和虚伪的。

卢沙野大使的署名文章的全文内容

以下是卢沙野大使发表在加拿大《环球邮报》的署名文章。全文如下:

华为公司CFO孟晚舟女士被加方应美国要求无端拘押后,加媒体出现了不少评论。我们欣慰地看到许多加民众富于正义感,批评加政府的做法不合理、不合法。但也有人极力为这一行为辩护,他们的论点集中在两条,一是华为对西方国家构成“国家安全”威胁,二是加司法独立,加政府不应进行“政治干预”。

这起事件是美国对中国华为公司的"政治追杀"

华为公司合作伙伴遍及全球,华为以其信誉获得广大合作伙伴的认可。华为已多次公开澄清,其在全球开展业务严格遵守所在国的法律法规。“五眼联盟”国家一口咬定华为威胁了其国家安全,却从来未拿出任何证据,仅凭其所谓的“推测”,在社会上散布恐怖氛围,误导民众。如果说华为的电信设备存在安全风险,那么西方国家电信设备制造商生产的设备也同样存在安全风险,它们所使用的科学技术是一样的。要说谁对别国的安全造成最大威胁,可以了解一下棱镜门事件。当有人指责中国的华为公司时,他们应该拿镜子照照自己。

归根结底,他们还是在用陈腐的冷战思维看待中国,始终把中国共产党领导的社会主义中国视为“异类”。他们是担心中国发展太快,不仅在经济上,而且在科技上要超过西方国家了,才用“国家安全”的幌子打压中国企业,阻碍中国发展。

这起事件不是简单的司法案件,而是有预谋的政治行动,是美国动用国家权力对一家中国高科技企业的政治追杀。美国按照自己的国内法进行所谓的“长臂管辖”,这在国际法上根本没有法理依据。美国之所以如此霸道,不过是仗着其悬殊实力对别国推行强权政治罢了。试想,如果是一家美国企业在外国遭遇如此不公待遇,美方将作何反应?

没有进行法律指控即拘押孟晚舟是"司法不公"

加方在孟晚舟女士并未受到任何加法律指控的情况下就对其进行无理拘押,这不是司法独立,而是司法不公。你们对中方口口声声强调司法独立,但你们对待美方的无理要求展现了司法独立了吗?你们并未独立作出自己的判断,否则就不应该拘押孟女士。你们振振有词地说是履行对美国的国际义务,可你们把维护中国公民合法权益的国际义务放在了哪里?孟女士只是在温哥华机场转机就被你们无理拘押。那些指责中方拘押有关人员以报复加方拘押孟女士的人,应当首先反思加方的所作所为,以双重标准对中国进行谩骂是无耻和虚伪的。

《环球邮报》的一位加拿大读者给报社写信称,“我为我们的政府参与这一起绑架外国企业高管的行为感到深深的羞耻。”

无理拘押孟晚舟令加国民众愤慨让中国人心寒

连日来,许多加民众不断给中国驻加拿大使馆打来电话或网上发帖子,他们对华为公司受到的不公正待遇,特别是孟晚舟女士被加方拘押感到愤慨。

加拿大本来在广大中国人民心目中有着很好的国家形象,但加方此次做法让中国人民寒心。

Monday, 10 December 2018

Joint Statement by 48 NGOs: Guarantee The Preservation Of Pulau Kukup And All National Parks For Our Future Generations / 48个民间组织联合声明: 恢复龟咯岛国家公园的地位,并着力保护这个湿地和其他国家公园!

Joint Statement by 48 NGOs:
Guarantee The Preservation Of Pulau Kukup And All National Parks For Our Future Generations 


We, the undersigned NGOs hereby call on Johor Menteri Besar Osman Sapian and the state executive council to immediately reverse the degazetting of Pulau Kukup and restore its status as a national park.

We also want the menteri besar and his excos to give a solemn undertaking that there will not be any more degazetting of other national parks in the state, like Endau-Rompin Peta, Endau-Rompin Selai, Tanjung Piai, Gunung Ledang, Taman Laut Sultan Iskandar and the Sungai Pulai Ramsar site.

These national parks are part of our natural heritage, and protecting them preserves the diversity of ecosystems for the enjoyment of our future generations, both locally and globally.

Once lost, the rich flora and fauna that are found in these national parks would be irrecoverable and therefore they are priceless.

Pulau Kukup is a Ramsar-site (one of 7 Ramsar sites in Malaysia), which means that Malaysia is a "contracting party" to the Convention on Wetlands (called the Ramsar Convention).

It is an inter-governmental treaty that provides the framework for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.

Wetlands provide us with water, they protect us from floods, droughts and other disasters, and they provide food and livelihoods to millions of people globally.

Pulau Kukup is unique example of an intact mangrove island which is a rarity in Malaysia. In Southeast Asia, mangrove islands have disappeared more frequently in the name of development as compared to coastal or riverine mangroves.

The Johor government has a duty to guarantee that this natural heritage is protected by law and no commercial development should ever encroach their borders.

Degazetting these protected lands is to betray the trust people placed in the state government.

We stand in support of the motion passed by the Johor Legislative Assembly on Dec 6 for the state government to review the degazetting.

Such a review and reversal of the degazette would be most welcomed, we believe, by all Johoreans and Malaysians.

We hope that the menteri besar and state exco will learn from this unfortunate episode that they need to consult all stakeholders, be more transparent and accountable before undertaking any major policies.

A full report of the events that led to this de-gazetting incident should be made public.

In the new political environment after the recent general election, Malaysians have a higher expectation for the Pakatan Harapan government to be more consultative and responsive to the concerns of the rakyat.

The above statement is endorsed in its entirety by the following civil society organisations:
  1. Agora Society Malaysia 
  2. Aliran 
  3. Baramkini 
  4. Center for Orang Asli Concerns (COAC) 
  5. Center to Combat Corruption & Cronyism (C4) 
  6. Childline Malaysia 
  7. Eden Welfare Charity Society 
  8. ENGAGE 
  9. Friends of Penang Botanic Gardens 
  10. GEMA Johor 
  11. Grassroots 
  12. Green Earth Society 
  13. Himpunan Hijau 
  14. IKRAM Negeri Johor 
  15. Institut Kesedaran Rakyat (IKR) 
  16. International Women's Peace Group (IWPG) Malaysia 
  17. Jobada Johor 
  18. Johor People's Action Group (JPAG) 
  19. Johor Yellow Flame (JYF) 
  20. KL and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH) 
  21. Kluang Bersih 
  22. LIFEZONE 
  23. LLG Cultural Development Centre 
  24. Malacca Johor Diocese Catholic Lawyers Guild 
  25. Monitoring Sustainability of Globalisation 
  26. Movement for Change, Sarawak (MoCS) 
  27. Muslim Professionals Forum (MPF) 
  28. PEKA Malaysia 
  29. Penang Forum 
  30. Penang Heritage Trust 
  31. People Ideas Culture 
  32. Perak Heritage Society 
  33. Persatuan Aktivis Sahabat Alam (KUASA) 
  34. Persatuan Sahabat Wanita Selangor 
  35. Pertubuhan Alam Sekitar Sejahtera Malaysia (GRASS Malaysia) 
  36. Pertubuhan Kasih dan Sokongan (Anbum AaTharavumAAa) Johor 
  37. Pusat KOMAS 
  38. Sahabat Rakyat / 人民之友 / மக்கள் தோழர்கள் 
  39. Sam Addams 
  40. Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia (SABM) 
  41. Selamatkan Kuala Lumpur (SKL) 
  42. Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) 
  43. Sustainable Development Network M'sia (SUSDEN M'sia) 
  44. Tamil Foundation
  45. Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy 
  46. Toy Libraries Malaysia 
  47. United Chinese School Alumni Associations of Malaysia (UCSAAM) 
  48. UUM Progressive Front





恢复龟咯岛国家公园的地位,
并着力保护这个湿地和其他国家公园!

马来西亚48个民间组织联合声明
2018年12月9日发布

 我们,支持联署的非政府组织特此呼吁柔佛州务大臣 - 奥斯曼和柔佛州行政委员会立即恢复龟咯岛国家公园的地位。我们对柔佛州政府在作出决定前未征询民意感到失望与愤怒,要求州政府通过正式的管道向民众发布官方声明,交代此事件的来龙去脉,说明龟咯岛未来的地位及用途,以解除公众的疑问。我们也要求大臣和所有行政议员承诺,不会再有任何柔佛境内的国家公园被撤除其地位,如Endau-Rompin Peta,Endau-Rompin Selai,Tanjung Piai,Gunung Ledang,Taman Laut Sultan Iskandar和 Sungai Pulai拉姆萨尔湿地。

这些国家公园是我们自然遗产的一部分,保护它们即是保留了生态系统的多样性,将之之传承给本地和全球的后代。 一旦失去这些国家公园,当中丰富的动植物将无法复原,因此它们是无价的。龟咯岛是一个马来西亚7个拉姆萨尔(Ramsar)湿地之一。这意味着马来西亚是“湿地公约” (称为“拉姆萨尔公约”)的“缔约方”。这是一项政府间的条约,旨在为保护和善用湿地及其资源提供了规范。

湿地为我们提供水源,它们保护我们免受洪水、干旱和其他灾害的侵害,并为全球数百万人提供食物和生计。 龟咯岛是一个完整保留的红树林岛屿,这在马来西亚是极为罕见的。相比沿海或河畔的红树林,东南亚的红树林岛屿因经济发展而更为频密地消失。柔佛州政府有责任确保这些自然遗产受到法律的保护,任何商业发展都不应侵犯其边界。在未征询民意下撤除这些土地的国家公园地位或剥夺其受保护地位等同于背叛人民对州政府的信任。

另外,我们支持2018年12月6日柔佛州立法议会通过的紧急动议,要求州政府复审先前公布的宪报。我们相信所有的柔佛子民和马来西亚人都会对复审公报,甚至对撤销公报的决定表示欢迎。我们希望大臣和所有行政议员能够从这个不幸的事件吸取教训,即在采取任何重大政策之前咨询所有利益相关者,并确保整个程序更加透明和负责任。 在十四届大选之后的新政治环境中,马来西亚人对希盟政府的期望更高。人民希望新政府能够咨询人民的意见,并对人民的担忧作出即刻的回应。



Saturday, 8 December 2018

An Open Letter from Uthayakumar to Mahathir: PH Government Has Not Delivered Much to Safeguard B75 Indian Poor

An Open Letter from Uthayakumar to Mahathir
PH Government Has Not Delivered Much 
to Safeguard B75 Indian Poor

25 November 2018


[Sahabat Rakyat Editor's Note] Uthayakumar, in his capacity as the De Facto leader of Hindraf 2.0 published an open letter to the Prime Minister Dr Mahathir on 25 November 2018, in conjunction with the 11th anniversary of Hindraf rally 2007. Does this mean that: 
(1)  Waythamoorty has become traitor to the Indian community for betraying the progressive proposition he advocated since 10 years back when he was in exile in which he sharply pointed out that the institutionalised racism and Article 153 in the Federal Constitution hinder the democratic reform movement in Malaysia as he has by now accepted the appeasement twice from the representatives of the Malay hegemony namely Najib (UMNO-BN) and Mahathir (PPBM) for his personal gain and power; (2) At this critical moment when the masses of the Indian community and other ethnic communities are facing the risk of being divided, Uthayakumar has no choice but to continue the spirit and line of struggle of Hindraf movement 2007 by holding the banner of "eliminating racial oppression, fighting for the equality of religion and ethnic communities." We believe these are questions which the public are concerned of.

【人民之友编者按语】乌达雅古玛于2018年11月25日即兴权会2007大集会11周年纪念之际以兴权会2.0实权领袖的名义发表公开信给首相马哈迪医生。这是否表示(1)由于瓦达穆迪背弃了他10年前被迫流亡海外之际, 一针见血的表达了国内的制度性种族主义歧视和我国宪法153条文是阻碍马来西亚民主改革运动进程的进步主张,如今他却先后接受了代表马来霸权主义的纳吉(巫统/国阵)和马哈迪(土团党)的两次招安,沦为为了谋取权位官职和个人利益,而背叛印裔族群利益的历史罪人;(2)正当举国人民面临着马哈迪主义复辟的危机之际、广大印裔族群以及其他各族人民面临分裂的严重关头,乌达雅古玛别无选择只能延续2007年兴权会运动的斗争精神和路线,重新高举“废除种族主义压迫、争取宗教民族平等”的旗帜;都是广大人民非常关注的事情。

Below is the full text of the open letter: 

Y.A.B. Tun,


200 Days P.H. @ Putrajaya : 0.05% delivery of PH Indian Manifesto for B75 Indian poor. ICERD aside, 2nd Limb of Article 153 safeguards B75 Indian poor 

Congratulations Prime Minister Tun Dr.Mahathir and Pakatan Harapan (PH) on the 200th day of Malaysia Baru @ reassurances that the B75 Indian Poor (B75) will not be left behind in sharing the wealth and prosperity of this country. Our Dream come true to see the downfall of the UMNO regime. Thank you yet again PH.

With the estimated  95%  Malaysian Indians having voted for PH in GE 14, their very high expectations naturally follow for delivery in particular of PHs’ 25 Election Promises for the Indian Community especially vis a vis the preamble to the said PH Election Manifesto in particular which spells out “Sebagai rakyat yang mempunyai hak yang sama dengan semua warganegara lain, sudah tiba masanya untuk semua bentuk diskriminasi yang menzalimi warga India dihapuskanPengagihan kekayaan negara mestilah dilakukan secara adil dan penindasan ekonomi terhadap warga India dihentikan serta-merta…”.

With all due respect to your goodselves being granted the political mandate to rule Malaysia, our humble monitoring @ tip of the iceberg 200 days (1),  PH top 10 non delivery of even the very basics for the B75 Indian Poor largely arising from race based government policies for your due consideration are as follows:-

1. The 100 days promise to some 350,000(2) B75 is yet to be delivered by failing to resolve even Promise No.1 (…menyelesaikan masalah (stateless Indians) dalam tempoh 100 hari pentadbiran kami) by still denying them their Rule of Law and Constitutional Citizenship and Birth Certificates @ innate Birth Rights which could have been resolved merely by the stroke of the pen @ the Prime Minister’s Directive to the Director General of the National Registration Department to forthwith issue Identity Cards and Birth Certificates vis a vis Citizenship by operation of law further to Article 14 of the Federal Constitution … every person born within the Federation of whose parents one at least is at the time of birth either a citizen or permanent resident …
However on the 97th day the Prime Minister merely announced what appears to be a conditional promise upon a full promise by pushing the buck back to the UMNO regime Civil Servants @ “Dr M: (3,407 Indian) Senior citizens with red MyKad will get citizenship soon” (3). Dr.Kua Kia Soong then wrote “Yesterday, as part of a Deepavali “gift”, 200 Malaysians of ethnic Indian origin were presented with letters of approval for citizenship (@ 0.05% delivery) by Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. At this rate, will we be witnessing such yearly Deepavali “gifts” for the next 1,500 years??? (4)

2. The promised RM1,500.00 minimum wage also within 100 days is yet to be fulfilled. To the contrary the PH Budget 2019 proposed a minimum wage of a mere RM1,100.00 - the UMNO regime policy of 4.6 Million (5) illegal foreign workers can wait.

3. We have recorded 29,580 (6) cases of homeless, landless and the homes of the B75 Indian poor being demolished arising largely from the unfulfilled Tun Razak Estate Workers Housing Scheme 1973 Policy especially in Byram Estate, Kg Muhibah Puchong, Kubang Ulu Penang, Kuala Selangor, Shah Alam, Sungkai, Teluk Intan, Kuala Sawah etc  (7) (PH Promise No 2 and 3)

4. Full financial aided status for all 525 Tamil schools with same infrastructure standards as that of  National schools as per PH promise No 4 is a non starter. We have recorded 113 instances of Tamil Schools being denied even the very basics as follows:- tables and chairs, children using tar roads as playing fields, ammonia fumes and ash from next door factory and crematorium, denied annex buildings and kindergartens etc.
Even Former Prime Minister Najib Razak is now calling on for Kindergardens to be made compulsory in (all) Tamil schools (8)  in the backdrop of  calls for “Compulsory education should be raised to Form Five” (9), Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department statement that “… all kindergarten teachers (excluding Tamil Schools) have a Diploma in early Childhood Education …”(10), “Tamil school left without electricity for two weeks” (11) , “PTA wants (90 years old wooden Tamil) school relocated for safety” (12),PH Indian Selangor EXCO dishing out RM 150.00 for top Tamil School students scoring 7As’(13) but denied entry into MRSM etc, “Bukit Raja Tamil School classrooms infested by white ants(14), 170 pupils (cramped) into Gelang Patah Tamil School (originally meant) for 90(15), Electric Wiring caught fire at (wooden) Tebrau Estate Tamil School (and pupils forced to study along the corridors)(16), Security Guards salary not paid in Tamil Schools (17), “Three Perak Tamil School building works stop”(18) , St Helier Tamil School Building Works (stopped)(19) ,90 year old (wooden) Malos Estate Tamil School on the verge of collapsing (20) , 74 Tamil School toilets in deplorable state (21), five Tamil Schools in Rembau, Ulu Tiram, Lunas, Batu Gajah and Port Dickson denied Land Titles (22), Sg Kawang Tamil School and St Leonard Tamil School denied Annex Buildings (23) in catering to increased intake.

5. 100,000 per year self employment and business opportunities for the B75 Indian poor vis a vis  half the Prisons closing down still being denied. (Ref:- our 25 point Proposals to Tun Dr.Mahathir, Tun Daim and CIR dated 28.5.2018 in undoing the 61 years of the UMNO injustices). During the recent pre Deepavali season and earlier pre and post Thaipusam, yet again tens of thousands of Indian Petty traders scramble for Trading Plots from the local authorities. What ever happens to them after Deepavali and Thaipusam. Where are their legitimate Petty Trading opportunities after Deepavali and Thaipusam??? Where are the tens of thousands of opportunities offered via the Malaysian Agriculture and Horticulture Association MAHA EXPO for the B75 Indian poor. To the contrary “Illegals (Immigrants) have taken control (and) are dominating businesses in urban areas” (23A) To the contrary a la UMNO era B75 “Cattle farms demolished” (23B), “They (Cow Farmers) have no where to go”(23C), There is supposed to be 20,651 Indian Entrepreneurs having received Tekun Loans (23D) but we do not physically see or even hear of them. The B 75 Indian poor are denied even ‘kacang putih’ licenses to start off with! Why can’t licenses be given to even operate Burger Stalls in Chinese Housing areas let alone denying tens of thousands petty reading licences etc.

6. Although qualified, only an estimated 2% of Public Universities intake are allowed for Malaysian Indians and most B75 cannot afford Private Universities especially in the field of Medicine, Dentistry, Engineering, Pharmacy, Architecture  and other Professional courses.

7. RM4.5 Billion expended on TVET (24) in training 29,770 students but the B75 Indian poor are largely excluded believed to be from the 235,000 to 264,000 applications received (25). At the Kepala Batas ILP (Philanthropist Arumugam Pillai’s donated Land) out of 600 students only 22 @ 3.6% are from the B 75 (25A). Giat Mara Colleges etc are denied to the B 75 although opening up the same is announced by PH Indian Rural and Regional Development Deputy Minister. (25B) Our humble analysis is that “outsourcing” TVET to Private Institutions is an UMNO trademark vis a vis $$$ ! 

8. Widespread B75 Indian poor handicapped, elderly, sickly and orphaned denied even monthly welfare assistance which in any event at RM300.00 p.m. is way below the hardcore poverty level with the median income being at RM4,585.00.This is made worst by them also being denied additional financial assistance from the scores of Yayasans, GLCs’, Corporate and Private Sector. “Husband’s left leg amputated, Wife’s Right leg amputated, misery of young couple (@ 26)”(25C), “Welfare recipients (both 64) hope welfare aid will resume” …(even the mere) RM140.00 has been discontinued.(25D) , 61 year old disabled newsvendor for over 40 years forced to work on his modified three wheel motorbike also to feed his disabled son, stays in low cost flats in PD, gets up at 3.00 am daily.(25E). Masyarakat Madani???,(Cramped up, poorly equipped, furnished and underfunded) Old Folks Home and Childrens Orphanages as reported in the mainstream media are almost always  filled up with the B75 Indian poor. Our appeal is like the other unfortunate Malays, these B75 should also be cared for in Government Orphanages and Homes with a guarantee of a no conversion of religion policy!

9. Widespread B75 workforce victims denied SOCSO Claims and Pensions. The powerless PH Indian Human Resources Minister is of no or very little help!!!

10. Widespread B75 chronic poverty to the point they cannot even afford a funeral @ Zahid Hamidi’s GE 14 election opportunism of free coffins promise if BN wins, B75 leaving ‘orphaned bodies’ at mortuaries (26), B75 children stop schooling, B75 begging for even wheelchairs,  prosthetic legs, school uniforms,spectacles, hampers etc. B75 unable to pay RM124.00 Monthly Rentals and DBKL Low Cost Flats padlocked with even B 75 Women and Children evicted and thrown out of their said flats together with their few belongings. Water Supply disconnected at Batu PPR Flats. (26A). 359,065 poor Malaysians  registered under eKasih (26B) but B75 Indian poor excluded! The B75 Divorce rate (arising out of poverty) has increased by 70%. (26C) and so the crime rate arising from poverty.

11. Thirteen (13) (pre Merdeka) Hindu Temples in Seafields Estate, Elmina Estate, Lam San Estate, Kulai, Batu Kawan, Tg Malim, Bangsar, Linggi, Padang Serai, Johor Bahru (2), Sg Way, Bagan Datoh, Sg Petani have been denied Land Titles and have been slated for demolishment at any time. The Seafields Hindu Temple Stand off smacks of an UMNO era Hindu temple demolisment confrontation seeing some 500 police and FRU personnel backing up a private developer in confronting the local Hindu community. (27)

12. Further two (2) (pre merdeka) Crematoriums in Morib and Bukit Mertajam have similarly been denied Land Titles and have similarly been slated for demolishment at any time.
   
13. The B75 are still given the a la UMNO regime race based run around by the PH government departments. Hindu temples, Hindu Cemeteries, Tamil Schools, B75 Homes (deemed squatters), B75 Cow and Vegetable Farms etc are still forcibly moved from one temporary land to another with no permanent land and/or solution in sight even for these public facilities/purposes. 
 
From the above we regret to bring to your goodselves kind attention that the aforesaid chronic B 75 problems is hardly heard of in the Malay, Chinese, Orang Asli, Kadazan, Iban, illegals etc communities. It is plain and obvious that the PH Government has not begun to address even the very basics let alone the ‘above the water’ B75 Indian poor issues. Kindly therefore dispel the perception that PH does not care.

There appears to be only an estimated 0.05% Delivery for the B 75 Indian poor in PHs’ first 200 days as opposed to almost Zero in the first 100 days.


We humbly appeal that Tun grants us 20 minutes to present our 100 Slide Show Presentation on B75 to the Malaysian Cabinet to impress upon your goodselves of the real and chronic state of affairs of the B75 Indian poor in this country irrespective of however hard working they are.


We also regret to bring to your goodselves kind attention that the supposed remedy for the 3 Million Indian Community in Malaysia via the “celebrated” RM150 Million allocation @ RM 50.00 per Indian in the 2019 Budget appears to be a copy paste of  the UMNO Najib Razak Budget.Hopefully it actually flows down at least.

Until and unless the PH Government stops the exclusion and segregation of this B75 Indian poor from the National Mainstream Development of  Malaysia and implement permanent solutions as done for all the other communities in Malaysia and put a halt to the PH powerless Four Indian Ministers and a Deputy Minister, 13 Indian MPs’ and the 18 Indian Excos, State Deputy Speaker and State Assembly persons’ political rhetoric of one after another piecemeal and/or temporary solutions political propaganda a la UMNO MIC especially in the Tamil print and electronic media and now even by the National Bernama News, there is not going to be any UBAH or MALAYSIA BARU for the B75 Indian poor. We beg to differ with the Prime Minister’s recent statement overseas in reply to a Malaysian student’s question that the Indians in Malaysia are well safeguarded because there are  now Four (4) Indian Ministers as opposed to only one Indian Minister under the UMNO regime.

To quote PH Minister Mujahid Yusof Rawa “Putting compassion into practice”. (27A) To quote Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim “Time to correct (and undo) past injustices committed(27B) and actually start implementing CARE vis a vis real DELIVERY and permanent solutions for the B75 Indian poor as the way forward and right thing to do in Malaysia Baru as opposed to  the prevailing mere political rhetoric. Failing which there is going to be further breakdown of  Social Compact among this B75 Indian poor.

Hindraf 2.0 regrets PHs’ decision in deciding not to rectify the International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD(28).However the implementation of non racist PH Government policies by virtue of the Second Limb of Article 153 of the Federal Constitution guarantees “… the legitimate interests of other communities …”. Please give effect to this safeguard in particular against the aforesaid emanating from race based policies resulting in the continuing chronic plight of the said B75 Indian poor.

So please help us Tun.


Thank you.

Yours faithfully,
P.Uthayakumar,
De Facto Leader, Hindraf 2.0


1. Based on 200 days research and over 500 newsreports mostly from the 4 Tamil Dailies, three English Dailies and 6 Internet Newsportal and Social Media.

2. Hindraf  (2.0s’) Malaysian Indian Minority Human Rights Violations Annual Report 2009 at page 23.

3. The Staronline 14 Aug 2018 : Permanent residents over 60 years old with red MyKads who applied for citizenship and fulfilled all conditions will soon have their application granted … applicants must fulfill all the necessary criteria, including going through a basic Bahasa Malaysia test.

4. Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 26 Oct 2018

5. Malkkal Osai 8/8/2018 at page 6.

6. (27,803 at as 100 days and a further 1,777 as at the 200th day)

7. Unlike the tens of thousands of villages and land banks nationwide of the Malays, Orang Asli, Kadazan, Iban etc,foreign workers in their countries,626 Chinese New Villages, the B75 Indian poor have almost Zero villages as their social safety net.(Ref : Hindraf 2.0 s’ 25 Proposals to Tun Mahathir,Tun Daim and Council on Institutional Reforms dated 28.8.18).

8. Tamil Malar 19/11/2018 at page 5.

9. The Star 8/10/2018 at page 2.

10. The Star 29/10/2018 at page 11.

11. The Star 23/11/2018 at page 30.

12. The Star 27/8/2018 at page 18.

13. Makkal Osai 3/9/2018 at page 3

14. Malaysia Nanban 9/9/2018 at page 5

15. Makkal Osai 14/9/2018 at page 3

16. Malaysia Nanban 14/9/2018 at page 1

17. Malaysia Nanban 19/9/2018 at page 2.

18. Makkal Osai 29/9/2018 at page 10.

19. Tamil Nesan 19/8/2018 at page 1

20. Makkal Osai 28/8/2018 at page 10

21. Makkal Osai 6/10/2018 Headlines

22. Makkal Osai 23/8/2018 at page 14, Malaysia Nanban 25/82018 at page 3, Malaysia Nanban 11/9/2018 at page 12, Malaysia Nanban 23/8/2018 at page 12 and Tamil Nesan 2/10/2018 Headlines respectively

23. Malaysia Nanban 28/8/2018 at page 12 and Makkal Osai 5/8/2018 at page 10 respectively.

      23A. The Star 14/9/2018 at page 10.

      23B. Tamil Nesan Headlines 28/8/2018.

      23C. Malaysia Nanban 2/10/2018 at page 3.

      23D. Starmetro 29.8.2018 at page 4.
           
      23E. The Star 17/10/2018 at page 18.

24. The Star 26/6/2018 at page 2.

25. NST 10/10/2018 at page 5.

      25A Tamil Malar 16/8/2018 at page 4.
   
      25B. Tamil Malar 22.11.2018 at page 1.
         
      25C. Starmetro 12.10.2018 at page 4.

      25D. The Star 5/10/2018 at page 29.

26. Tamil Nesan 2/8/2018 at page 14.

      26A. Makkal Osai 6/8/2018 at page 4.

      26B. The Star 25.8/2018 at page 14

      26C Malaysia Nanban 15/11/2018 Headlines.

27. Tamil Malar 18.10.2018 Headlines
           
      27A. The Star 6/10/2018 at page 4
             
      27B. The Star 27/8/2018.

28. The Star 24/11/2018 at page 1.


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