LAW REFORM ACT (ACT 164) THE WAY FORWARD

LAW REFORM ACT (ACT 164) THE WAY FORWARD

LAW REFORM ACT (ACT 164) THE WAY FORWARD

Tarikh : 8 August 2017,

Amendments to the above act as a way forward in resolving some of the issues pertaining to marriages and divorce when one partner in a marriage converts to Islam has been considered and discussed for the past few years.

Recently we revisited these issues and after lengthy discussions came up with a list of amendments which we felt could assist resolving many of the problems associated with such marriages

There were some areas of the ammended act which did not get the agreement of the attorney general because the AGC felt it was not consistent with provisions of the Federal Constitution and some decided legal decisions in the upper courts of the country.

This created an impasse, whereby passing the entire amendment came to a standstill. Amendments are being proposed to many different sections of the act which collectively will help resolve many of the issues faced by such marriages.

The current amendments involve at least 6 separate sections of the act.

Collectively they will :

a) Allow marriages where one partner has converted to Islam to be dissolved in the civil courts. The current legal provision does not allow that.

b) It will allow the courts to make provisions for the wife and husband and for the support , care and custody of the children of the marriages as provided for under Part VII and Part VIII of the Law Reform Act.

c) The proposed amendment also addresses the issues which arise if a converted

person dies before the marriage is officially dissolved.

d) Provides clear provisions for the distribution of assets acquired during the marriage.

e) Enable provision for the maintenance of a child .till they complete their higher education .

The issue of contention is the proposal to include a new section under 88A pertaining to the religion of a child under such marriages.

The attorney general was of the opinion that the proviso will involve a constitutional argument, and suggested that the constitutional concern be addressed first before this section could be included.

The current attempt to reintroduce the amendment without 88A, is to allow the public to get the benefit of the other amendments while, we continue relentlessly to address the issues of unilateral conversion.

I am sure all clear thinking Malaysians across all religious backgrounds; do not want the continuous repetition of breast feeding infants being snatched away from the breast of their mothers under the guise of religious conversion.

I hope we as a nation can collectively act to prevent such incidence Once these amendments are done, the civil courts will have a stronger say in addressing some of these concerns. We hope they will help alleviate some of the problems.

I share the views, disappointments, and statements expressed by everyone over the exclusion of 88A. I would like to express my strong commitment to continue with the struggle to find lasting solution to this thorny problem.

Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam
President MIC
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FORUM WITH SUHAKAM

FORUM WITH SUHAKAM

DATE 04 JULY 2017,

MIC hosted a very productive session with SUHAKAM. MIC President, Datuk Seri Dr S.Subramaniam thanked SUHAKAM (Human Rights Commission of Malaysia) for this dialogue session with MIC leaders this morning. Today’s session was about an issue close to everyone’s hearts, human rights.

YBhg Tan Sri Razali bin Ismail, Chairman of SUHAKAM, applaud the effort taken by MIC. He said that human rights is no longer an isolated issue; we are global citizens where human rights are concerned.

Datuk Seri Dr Subramaniam said that of late, our rating in the Human Rights Watch has improved tremendously , reaching Second Tier in terms of Malaysia’s advancement in human rights and justice. This is a clear recognition of Malaysia’s efforts and measures taken to improve human rights at home.

However we still have some issues that need to be addressed , which concerns our Indian community. it is about custodial deaths. As it’s occurrence has been rising, some parties had made it a political issue. rational. He asserted that, no one should be allowed to be treated unjustly or in an inhumane manner as justice must be served fairly to everyone.

Similarly, documentation issues of the Indian community had been addressed through the recent MyDaftar programme. MIC reached out to solve this issue nationwide. During this service, we found few children were without no proper registration and documentation. This has affected some of these children being denied of education. It Very sad as education is the best way to get out of the vicious circle of poverty.

All the MIC leaders are custodians to our community’s rights. Championing human rights should be a way of life.This dialogue was attended by all the CWC members, MiC Division Chairmen and MIC members .

 

Presiden MIC telah melancarkan “biasiswa presiden” kepada penuntut IPTS.

Presiden MIC telah melancarkan “biasiswa presiden” kepada penuntut IPTS.

Presiden MIC telah melancarkan biasiswa presiden . ianya merupakan usaha murni biro pendidikan MIC kebangasaan yang, untuk memberi peluang pendidikan di IPTS, khususnya kepada pelajar india yang tidak kemampuan , dari latarbelakang keluarga berpendapatan rendah atau B40.

Seramai 900 pelajar dijangka mendapat manfaat untuk melangkah ke menara gading melalui 18 buah IPTS yang telah komited dan sudi menampil ke hadapan untuk menyokong usaha ini dimana nilai keseluruhan biasiswa berjumlah hampir RM 18 juta.

Pelajar-pelajar ini akan diberi pengecualian daripada segi pembayaran yuran pengajian samaada pembayaran penuh atau separuh. Biasiswa Presiden ini meliputi semua tahap ijazah seperti matrikulasi, diploma, sajana muda dan doktor falsafah (pHd) dari IPTS berkenanan yang merangkumi pelbagai kursus yang ditawarkan.

Beliau menegaskan MiC sentiasa peka dan prihatin terhadap pembangunan masyarakat india khususnya di bidang pendidkan dan ekonomi berpandukan pada teras Malaysian Indian Blueprint. Justeru, segala usaha serta fokus ditumpukan ke arah pencapaian holistik masyarakat India di negara ini.

Oleh yang demikian, pelajar yang berminat bolehlah melayari website www.presidentscholer.com untuk meneliti prosedur dan mendaftar biasiawa presiden ini katanya Presiden.

“No one should be denied the educational opportunity due to financial constrains”.MIC had been consistant in this principle all along to provide educational opportunity for our Indian community with the setting up of MIED and Manikavasakam fund. This noble effort is an another extension to bring educational excellence among Indian students. The MIC President applaud the effort taken by Datuk P.Kamalanathan and extended his heartfelt appreciation to all the parcipating Private Institution for their graciousness and kindness.

மஇகா புதிதாகத் தொடங்கியுள்ள தேசியத் தலைவரின் கல்வி உபகாரச் சம்பளத் திட்டத்தின் கீழ், இவ்வாண்டு சுமார் 900 இந்திய மாணவர்கள் பயனடைய விருக்கின்றனர். இத்திட்டத்தில் பங்கு கொண்டுள்ள 18 தனியார் உயர்க்கல்வி கூடங்கள் ஏறத்தாழ 18 மில்லியன் ரிங்கிட் மதிப்பிலான உபகாரச் சம்பளத்தை வழங்க விருப்பதாக மஇகா தேசியத் தலைவர் டத்தோஸ்ரீ டாக்டர் ச. சுப்பிரமணியம் தெரிவித்தார்.

இன்று, கோலாலம்பூர், புத்ரா உலக வாணிக மையத்தில் இந்த உபகாரச் சம்பளத் திட்டத்தை அதிகாரப்பூர்வமாகத் தொடக்கி வைத்தப்போது சுகாதார அமைச்சருமான அவர் இதனைத் தெரிவித்தார்.

அரசாங்கம் அறிமுகப்படுத்தியுள்ள இந்தியர்களுக்கான பத்தாண்டு வியூக செயல் திட்டத்தில் (புளுப்பிரிண்ட்) கல்விக்கு முக்கியத்துவம் அளிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது. அதன் அடிப்படையில் மஇகா கல்விக் குழு இன்று இத்திட்டத்தைத் தொடக்கியுள்ளது. இதன் மூலம், வறுமை நிலையிலுள்ள 40 விழுக்காட்டுக்கும் கீழுள்ளவர்களைக் கல்வியின் மூலம் வாழ்க்கைத் தரத்தை உயர்த்த முடியும் என டத்தோஸ்ரீ சுப்பிரமணியம் நம்பிக்கைத் தெரிவித்தார்.

உதவித் தேவைப்படும் மாணவர்கள் http://www.presidentscholer.com/ எனும் அகப்பக்கத்தில் தேவையான தகவல்களைப் பெறுவதோடு, விண்ணப்பமும் செய்ய முடியும் என அமைச்சர் குறிப்பிட்டார்.மஇகாவின் முயற்சியில் இந்திய மாணவர்களுக்காக ஏற்கனவே எம்.ஐ.இ.டி., டான்ஸ்ரீ மாணிக்கவாசகம் கல்வி நிதி, இந்துஸ் அறவாரியம் போன்றவை மூலம் உயர்க் கல்விக் கூடங்களில் கல்வியைத் தொடரும் மாணவர்களுக்கு கல்விக் கடனுதவி வழங்கப்படுகிறது. மேலும், மஇகா இளைஞர் பிரிவு தொழில் கல்வியைத் தொடரும் மாணவர்களுக்குத் தேவையான உதவிகளையும் வழங்கி வருகின்றன என்றார் அவர்.

இந்நிகழ்வில், பிரதமர் துறை துணையமைச்சர் டத்தோஸ்ரீ எஸ்.கே.தேவமணி, கல்வித் துணையமைச்சர் டத்தோ பி. கமலநாதன், இளைஞர் – விளையாட்டுத் துணையமைச்சர் எம். சரவணன், மஇகா தலைவர்கள் உட்பட தனியார் உயர்க்கல்வி கூடங்களின் பொறுப்பாளர்களும் கலந்து சிறப்பித்தனர்.

DATUK SERI DR. S. SUBRAMANIAM
Menteri Kesihatan Malaysia
24 Julai 2017

Majlis Perasmian Keagamaan bagi pelajar Sek Men kawasan Parlimen Segamat

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DAP Hentikanlah ‘Khutbah’ CAT

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Datuk C Sivarraajh

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It’s Time to Change the Script, YB Kula

It’s Time to Change the Script, YB Kula

Press statement
Dato’ Sivarraajh chandran
MIC Youth Chief

13thJuly 2017
It’s Time to Change the Script, YB Kula

This is a reply to YB Kulasegaran’s comments on FMT titled ‘Blueprint for Indians Only When Votes on the Line’. The honourable YB who is the DAP national vice-chairman and Ipoh Barat MP would like to propose a Parliamentary Select Committee to dig up the national archives of all the Indian issues and re-examine how the Indians were marginalised and neglected. He wants answers and the causative agents to be prosecuted. Kudos YB, indeed we need to identify all the culprits and ways to move forward. Even better, why don’t we form a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on who caused the systematic neglect and marginalisation of the Indian Community? YB, do you dare to raise this up and cause your de-factor leader to be called up to defend himself?

YB correctly points out that In 1970, there were over 17% Indians in the civil service, now there is less than 5%. Indians inhabit the margins of both the civil and private sectors. In all fairness YB, this should be directed at your current de-facto leader, Tun Mahathir, who undeniably caused the Indian neglect in this country. Now it seems you guys are good chums trying to spin the blame towards PM Najib who hardly spent 8 years as a Prime Minister but has carried out so many Indian initiatives in his short stint, which some are jokingly calling him the Indian godfather.

YB Kula’s gripe on the blueprint has been the same week in week out. In his previous articles, the YB has stated that there are already too many Blueprints submitted in the past and its a complete waste to develop a new one for each election. Further to iterate the opposition’s impartiality in providing for all races equally, YB and his colleagues have stated that Indians do not need a stand alone plan and the opposition states are already carrying out assistance to Indians, which has been one of those David Blaine illusions that no one has ever seen before.

Also YB, you want a Parliamentary Select Committee to come up with another document to line up the great halls of Indian Blueprint. Its no guessing what this committee would find. Please pardon my language here, we are freaking fed-up with more paperwork. YB with all due respect, lets just move on and start implementing. Do we need to waste more time and resources in formulating mere words?

Its time to change the script YB. Your capacity to articulate your thoughts is getting disappointingly shallow, for one senior policy maker boasting 30 years of political experience. We understand the need to prop up more frequently in the mainstream as the election fever is gripping the nation. Disappointingly you just seem to be the usual run of the mill politician trying to hoodwink the voters.

If one reads the blueprint, all issues affecting the community is comprehensively detailed out. Not sure if YB Kula even took a glance at it. A unit with 50 over staff is being set up at the moment in SEDIC, which is being expanded to implement the plans for the next 10 years. SEDIC as the implementation body has been a hive of activity, within just few months of the MIB launch in April. The recent MyDaftar campaign has received nearly 2500 application, putting into question the populist unsubstantiated claims by YB Kula’s comrades of the 300,000 undocumented Indians. If you claim to have 300,000 cases, then the least you could do is to provide at least 1% which is around 3000 cases to honour your word and credibility.

Additionally, since 2015 SEDIC has established a Grant Application Process which has provided RM160 million to NGO’s and Program Providers which has directly benefitted nearly 300,000 Indians. Is this an eyewash dear YB?

The first habit of highly effective person according to Stephen R. Covey is being proactive, which is the opposite of waiting around and complaining about the unfair world. Rather, get into action within the circle of your control. MP Kula and his comrades have been ranting and raving about the Blueprint week in week out without proposing a solution in sight. Why doesn’t DAP show as much vigour and commitment as they do when they collect donations through their dinner parties, to implement community initiatives listed out by any blueprint. Why can’t the Opposition Parties take the lead in their respective states at least. Show us what you have for the Indian Community YB?