Monday, June 6, 2011

POLITICAL LITIGATION By Dr. Mahathir Mohamad



on April 11, 2011 2:06 PM


1. We hear a lot about litigation these days. Everyone is suing everyone else for hundreds of millions of Ringgit for alleged libel. Almost all the litigants are politicians. The courts' time is taken up with these cases. Some go on for years as the litigants appeal to higher and higher courts.

2. We hardly ever hear any of these litigations ending with the courts awarding the sum claimed by the complainants. In most cased the complainant would lose the case and ordered to pay cost.

3. The public usually do not have a high regard for these litigants. The disparaging utterances against them would not damage their reputation at all. Maybe justice demands that the whole legal process be gone through and a judgment be made by a court and the appeals be heard. But on the other hand, in some instances in order not to waste the time of the courts, the case may be curtly dismissed, and appeals disallowed. One wonders why there is this extreme disparity in the treatment of these cases.

4. Although the defendant may feel sure that he will not be ordered to cough up the hundred millions of Ringgit or failing that be made a bankrupt, nevertheless there is still the odd possibility that he may lose the case and be bankrupted. And so for the years of trials and appeals he would be mentally stressed. Of course he would be impoverished also as he has to pay lawyers to defend him. Additionally he loses his freedom of speech with regards to the matters before the courts.

5. For all his sufferings he would if found not guilty be awarded cost (minimal and not actual). By comparison to the hundreds of millions he was sued for, the cost awarded him would be a minute amount. And he has to part with it to pay his lawyers. For the defendant, he gains nothing but will certainly lose something. Yet in the eyes of the public the libel charges were obviously frivolous and a waste of the time of the courts.

6. There is something unfair in this even though it may be regarded as just. You are threatened with being made a bankrupt if you lose but when the complainant loses, he has to pay a minute fraction of the amount he was suing for.

7. With this prospect people can sue with impunity. There is nothing to lose and much to gain. And if you are a politician you get a bonus by effectively shutting up the mouth of your opponent for years and years.



Dr. Mahathir Mohamad
Putrajaya, Malaysia
Prime Minister of Malaysia
1981 - 2003


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Keputusan Peperiksaan Semester II Sesi Akademik 20102011


PEKELILING AKADEMIK BIL. 16/2011


Semua Pelajar Program Prasiswazah
Saudara/i,


KEPUTUSAN PEPERIKSAAN SEMESTER II SESI AKADEMIK 2010-2011


Dengan hormatnya saya merujuk kepada perkara di atas.

Sukacita dimaklumkan bahawa keputusan peperiksaan Semester II Sesi Akademik 2010-
2011 boleh disemak menerusi web di alamat http://www.ukm.my/smpweb dan menerusi
gerbang SMS-UKM dengan menaip maklumat berikut:

UKM RESULT< No MyKad/Passport> dan hantar ke 15888

Semakan boleh dibuat mulai 8 Jun 2011. Manakala slip keputusan peperiksaan rasmi
akan dihantar ke alamat tetap pelajar mulai 13 Jun 2011.

Sekian, untuk perhatian dan tindakan saudara/i, terima kasih.


‘KUALITI TERAS KECEMERLANGAN

Ruj : UKM 3.6.1/224/11 Jld.VI
Tarikh: 31 Mei 2011
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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Gangguan Capaian WIFI UKMJARING di Kolej Dato Onn dan Kolej Hussien Onn

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UKM perlu naik taraf program implan


Oleh Haika Khazi, bhnews@bharian.com.my, 2011/06/03.

Mahu jadi pusat rawatan terkemuka dunia

PUTRAJAYA: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) perlu menaik taraf Program Implan Koklear UKM menjadi pusat kecemerlangan berteraskan perkhidmatan rawatan implan koklear terkemuka pada peringkat global pada masa depan.

Menteri Pengajian Tinggi, Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin, berkata langkah ini juga membolehkan tenaga pakar terbabit berkongsi idea, kepakaran, hasil penyelidikan dan rahsia kejayaan mereka dalam pembedahan implan telinga dan terapi pertuturan dengan pakar di hospital, pusat rawatan dan universiti tempatan mahu pun dari luar negara.

“Perkara ini bukan suatu yang mustahil kerana difahamkan Pasukan Implan Koklear UKM sudah banyak kali terpilih menjadi perunding dalam penubuhan dan latihan untuk tenaga pakar di beberapa negara di rantau Asia termasuk Indonesia, Brunei, Vietnam dan Pakistan.

“Gerak kerja ini juga salah satu inisiatif meningkatkan imej Malaysia sebagai negara memiliki kepakaran termoden dalam bidang perubatan dan sains kesihatan,” katanya berucap pada majlis sambutan ulang tahun ke-15 penubuhan Pasukan Implan Koklear UKM dan ulang tahun ke-10 Pusat Tutur UKM di sini, semalam.

Hadir sama, Pengerusi Lembaga Pengarah UKM, Tan Sri Zulkifli A Hassan; Naib Canselor UKM, Tan Sri Prof Dr Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hasan Shahabudin dan Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Yayasan Budi Penyayang Malaysia, Datuk Leela Ali.

Mengulas lanjut, Mohamed Khaled berkata, langkah ini selari dengan kejayaan Pasukan Implan Koklear UKM menjadi perintis rawatan koklear di Malaysia selepas berjaya melakukan pembedahan pertama terhadap Ang Boon Soo, 32, dari Kelantan, kira-kira 15 tahun lalu.


PETIKAN : www.khalednordin.com

SUMBER : BERITA HARIAN

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