Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Resolution 62/149

Resolution 62/149 - Moratorium on the use of death penalty. This resolution was proposed by the United Nations in order to abolish all of the use of death penalty. It means, no more death penalty for every type of criminal offense.

In the moratorium, it states about five important agendas, as such as;

1. Expresses its deep concern about the continued application of the death penalty;

2. Calls upon all States that still maintain the death penalty to:

(a) Respect international standards that provide safeguards guaranteeing the protection of the rights of those facing the death penalty, in particular the minimum standards, as set out in the annex to Economic and Social Council resolution 1984/50 of 25 May 1984;

(b) Provide the Secretary-General with information relating to the use of capital punishment and the observance of the safeguards guaranteeing the protection of the rights of those facing the death penalty;

(c) Progressively restrict the use of the death penalty and reduce the number of offences for which it may be imposed;

(d) Establish a moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty;

3. Calls upon States which have abolished the death penalty not to reintroduce it;

4. Requests the Secretary-General to report to the General Assembly at its sixty-third session on the implementation of the present resolution;

5. Decides to continue consideration of the matter at its sixty-third session under the same agenda item

Actually in December 18th, 2007, UN human rights council has proposed a resolution 62/149 concerning the moratorium on the death penalty which has been enforced by the UN in the countries that still practice death punishment, including Malaysia, which also has been asked to abolish the use of the death penalty.

In my past entry about the bribery crime, i did mention about my support towards the death penalty for the bribery case. Yet, the United Nations has been proposed to abolish the death penalty. However, we have to remember that, Article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights UN made it clear that the right to life, including repeal the death penalty. Unfortunately, Malaysia does not sign this convention.

If Malaysia truly is an Islamic country, then we should have enforced 'hudud', 'qisas' and etc. Again in my past entry, i already mention about al-qisas (the law of equality in punishment).

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Liberation of The Stiver of Democracy

This new entry is solely is about Aung San Suu Kyi, the striver of democracy for Burma. As you know that on 13th of November 2010, she was released after almost 15 years out of 21 years from 1990. Frankly say that, release as a prisoner in her own home.

Who is Aung San Suu Kyi ?

Aung San Suu Kyi is a daughter of late Aung San, former of commander of the Burma Independence Army, and late Daw Khin Kyi, former senior nurse of Rangoon General Hospital. She is also a former National League for Democracy party and a achiever of a;

1. Rafto Human Right Prize in October 12th, 1990
2. Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought by European Parliament
3. Peace Price by Norwegian Nobel Committee in October 14th, 1991
4. Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding by the Government of India
5. International Simon Bolivar Prize by the Government of Venezuela

How did she been placed under house arrest ?

In September 24th, 1988, National League for Democracy was formed with Aung San Suu Kyi was the general-secretary. Their policy is non-violence and civil disobedience. Suu Kyi makes speech-making tour throughout country to large audiences in defying ban of more than four persons by the State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC). SLORC was established by the military in September 18th, 1988.

Since that Suu Kyi was still continuing her campaign from January until July, despite harassment, arrests and killings by soldiers, Suu Kyi was prohibited from the election in February 17th, 1989. April 5th, 1989 was the climax towards her detention in her own home where Suu Kyi courageously walks toward rifles soldiers which aiming at her and by July 20th of the same year, she was placed under house arrest, without charge or trial. At November 13th , 2010, she was released.

"Malaysia yakin bahawa pembebasan tanpa bersyarat ke atas Aung San Suu Kyi akan meyumbang kepada usaha Burma untuk melakukan proses penyatuan yang akan memberi laluan kepada kestabilan, keamanan dan kemakmuran di dalam negara itu" kata Wisma Putra.

"Malaysia believes that the unconditional release of Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma will contribute to efforts to make the process of consolidation that will give way to stability, peace and prosperity in the country," quoted Wisma Putra.

"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard" ~ H.L. Mencken

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Beware! Section 498, Penal Code.

Why ?

Section 498, Penal Code states that it is a crime when someone entice or take away or detained a married woman with criminal intent.

Accordance with that section, the offender shall be punished with imprisonment up to two years or a fine or both if the offender is found guilty.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Happy Deepavali !

Actually in this entry I won't discuss about any kinds of law or politics, especially about the by-election at Batu Sapi and Galas..hehe ^^

I just want to tell about yesterday. Well, actually I'm not so prefer to type about my activity or about my routine, but ever since that there's still connection with law so I take a shot to tell about it.

so, what I did yesterday ?

~ National Library at 10 am
~ Objective: to discuss about MUET
~ Gave a shot to Hakim to have his breakfast first before discuss about MUET
~ After zohor, went to Jaya Jusco
~ Objective: to find reference books for second semester
~ Well, not even a single book that we found
~ Went to Times Square, Borders
~ At lower ground, damn small since Borders at 3rd floor is having their renovation
~ Keep searching..it does took us some time.
~ Found two out of four books
~ Drop by at KFC
~ Cybercafe for one hour
~ Went back to home.

By the way..Happy Deepavali to all of my fellow Indians friends and respected teachers.