Ismail Sabri Disaran Perkasa Institusi Parlimen

Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob disaran memperkasa peranan institusi Parlimen bagi membolehkan semua Ahli Parlimen tanpa mengira parti politik dibabitkan secara langsung dalam pengurusan negara.

Saranan itu disuarakan veteran UMNO yang juga bekas Ahli Parlimen Johor Bahru, Tan Sri Shahrir Samad.

Shahrir berkata, kegagalan menjadikan Parlimen sebagai landasan mendapatkan sokongan, mandat dan kebersamaan dalam mengurus negara ketika pandemik COVID-19 dan kemelesetan ekonomi perlu menjadi pengajaran kepada Perdana Menteri kesembilan dan bakal anggota Kabinetnya.

Beliau berkata, peranan Parlimen adalah amat penting bagi memastikan semua pandangan serta cadangan semua Ahli Parlimen diambil kira, apatah lagi itulah sebenarnya punca kuasa kepada Perdana Menteri.

Katanya, Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah turut memberikan nasihat sama apabila meminta semua pihak tanpa mengira parti politik perlu dibabitkan bagi membantu rakyat dan negara keluar daripada wabak COVID-19.

“Dalam kerajaan demokrasi berparlimen, adalah sangat penting memastikan libat urus dengan semua Ahli Parlimen dalam mendapatkan mandat dan sokongan terutamanya membabitkan dasar penting negara.

“Apatah lagi negara berhadapan cabaran getir yang tidak pernah dihadapi iaitu wabak COVID-19 yang bukan sahaja menjejaskan kehidupan rakyat, malah ekonomi negara turut terkesan teruk.

“Bagi saya Perdana Menteri kesembilan harus memperbaiki kesilapan pentadbiran sebelum ini yang tidak menggunakan Parlimen sebagai landasan utama mentadbir negara dan membabitkan penyertaan semua ahli Parlimen dalam membuat dasar utama untuk rakyat.

“Di Parlimen bukan sahaja membabitkan sesi soal jawab atau perbahasan malah terdapat juga pelbagai jawatankuasa yang dianggotai Ahli Parlimen merentas parti politik yang boleh digerakkan memberi saranan, membuat siasatan dan juga mengkaji apa jua isu negara,” katanya ketika dihubungi hari ini.

Sementara itu, Shahir berkata, Perdana Menteri kesembilan tidak boleh menolak Parlimen sebagai asas pentadbiran jika mahu ahli Parlimen terus memberi mandat dan menyokongnya.

“Jangan tolak Parlimen. Jangan ego sehingga mewujudkan tekanan pada pentadbiran selain tidak memberi peluang pada Ahli Parlimen berkongsi pandangan dan saranan.

“Teliti dan dengarilah setiap pandangan dan saranan dikemukakan tidak kiranya menerusi perbahasan atau jawatankuasa Parlimen yang ditubuhkan. Lebih konsultatif serta sanggup mendengar apa yang diutarakan Parlimen.

“Inilah perbezaan identiti yang dapat membezakan kepemimpinan Perdana Menteri kesembilan dengan pentadbiran sebelum ini, sekali gus memperbaiki kegagalan,” katanya. -{Berita Harian]

My Highlights of 2017

With the arrival of the new year of 2018, I’m writing a post dedicated to 2017, listing out some of the things that happened around me in the previous year.

1. A surprise letter from Tun M, the former Prime Minister of Malaysia

On the 12th of January, I received a letter from Tun Dr. Mahathir, replying to my article,“Perjanjian DAP, PKR, PAN, PPBM Untuk Meminda Perkara 3(1)?” In the article, I did not even mention Tun M’s name but only commented about how the word ‘bebas’ in the agreement between DAP, PKR, PAN and Mahathir’s PPBM can undermine and violate the Article 3(1) of the Federal Constitution. So Tun M replied to my article came as a real surprise but unfortunately I am sad to say that not only Tun M’s explanation does not answer my question, but it also makes the matter more confusing because the fact that the Article 3(1) is the Article that explains about Islam as the religion of the Federation and it’s position over other religions in Malaysia and not about the rights to convert to other religions. [Read more…]

2. Made the news on national media

I was interviewed by Berita Harian, Utusan Malaysia and Harian Metro and was featured on the front page of Utusan Malaysia which later led me to being reported on news portals including Astro Awani, MalaysiaKini,  Free Malaysia Today, Tanjak and many others receiving attention from several politicians like Mejar Jeneral (B) Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom, Dr. Asyraf Wajdi, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah and Ibrahim Ali. [Read more…]

3. Meeting YB Datuk Md Jais Sarday on his last day as the Education, Information and Entrepreneur and Cooperative Development Exco of Johor

I had the chance to meet Datuk Jais Sarday in Pasir Gudang on his last day as the Education, Information and Entrepreneur and Cooperative Development Exco of Johor before moving to his new post as the Housing and Local Government Exco of Johor. [Read more…]

4. Attending the Bukit Aman Special Branch Aidilfitri Open House

On the 11th of July, I attended the Aidilfitri open house by the Bukit Aman Special Branch, where I had the chance to meet the then Deputy Inspector-General of PDRM, Tan Sri Nor Rashid Ibrahim, and even managed to get his autograph. [Read more…]

5. Witnessing the court case of Eric Paulsen v. Ustaz Hafiz Nordin

I attended the court proceedings of the High Court case of Eric Paulsen v. Ustaz Hafiz Nordin, where Eric Paulsen lost in a defamation case against the Chairman of Jaringan Muslimin Pulau Pinang (JMPP), Ustaz Hafiz Nordin, at the High Court of Kuala Lumpur. This is my first experience of witnessing the whole proceeding of a high profile case. [Read more…]

6. My first solo talk to a crowd of over 400 students in JB

I was invited as the official ambassador of Muafakat Pendidikan Johor, to give a speech to the students and teachers of SMK Tan Sri Mohamed Rahmat in Kempas, Johor Bahru as part of Muafakat Pendidikan Johor’s ‘Jelajah Kemerdekaan’ program, on the 21st of August. In my hour long speech, I talked about the basic foundation of our country, starting with the history of the formation of Malaysia, basic principles of the country, the sovereignty of the Federation, and also a brief introduction to the Federal Constitution of Malaysia. [Read more…]

7. Program Ibadah Qurban dan Majlis Ramah Mesra IKSIM

I attended the Program Ibadah Qurban dan Majlis Ramah Mesra IKSIM on the 4th of September, which was my first experience in taking part and helping out at a qurban event. [Read more…]

8. Meeting Tan Sri Shahrir Samad

I got the chance to spend some time talking to Tan Sri Shahrir Samad, the Member of Parliament of Johor Bharu. Despite how certain people tried to paint him, I find him as very polite, soft spoken, funny and very friendly. [Read more…]

9. The officiating program of the Pusat Latihan DIAN IKSIM (PLDI)

I attended the officiating program of IKSIM’s training centre in Batang Kali, Selangor; where I also met the Minister at the Prime Minister’s Department, Mejar Jeneral (B) Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom. [Read more…]