Kenyataan Media oleh YB Haniza Talha, Pengarah Pilihan Raya untuk Wanita Keadilan bertarikh 20 April 2016

BN Sarawak baru sahaja mengumumkan calon mereka dan terdapat hanya 5 calon wanita daripada 82 kerusi yang dipertandingkan. Ini adalah kegagalan nyata di pihak Adenan Satem untuk menangani isu-isu pengundi wanita di seluruh negeri Sarawak. Untuk rekod pengundi wanita adalah melebihi 50%.

Dalam Pilihan Raya Negeri 2011, BN mempunyai 4 kerusi daripada 71 kerusi atau 5.6% kini ia ditambah satu menjadi 5/82 ataupun 6%. Perbezaan 0.4% tidak memberi sebarang impek yang memuaskan. Sebaliknya, Keadilan akan meletakkan 6 calon wanita, termasuk Batu Kitang dan Simanggang, daripada sejumlah 40 kerusi yang dipertandingkan yang membentuk 15% dan mencerminkan kenaikkan dari 4% kerusi wanita yang ditandingi di pilihan raya lepas.

BN Sarawak jauh ketinggalan di mana negara maju menggalakkan kesaksamaan gender dan penyertaan wanita dalam politik. Peningkatan satu calon wanita dari BN masih tidak bersesuaian untuk mewakili pengundi wanita Sarawak.

Lima wanita untuk mewakili sejumlah 571,462 wanita di negeri Sarawak, adalah tidak wajar dan satu tindakan diskriminasi terhadap wanita. Ketidakseimbangan penyertaan wanita ini akan membawa kepada jurang gender yang lebih besar di Malaysia. Malaysia kini jauh ketinggalan dengan negara jiran Indonesia di dalam Global Index Gap dan langkah BN meletakkan hanya 5 calon wanita dari 82 kerusi akan menjadikan kita menyimpang lebih jauh.

Saya menggesa pengundi di Sarawak untuk mengundi lebih ramai calon wanita supaya suara wanita didengari dan dasar yang lebih mesra gender dapat digubal dan diluluskan bagi merapatkan jurang gender. Sarawak memerlukan wakil yang seimbang dari segi gender supaya ADUN-ADUN wanita negeri boleh membawa perkara-perkara yang berkaitan dengan wanita dan keluarga ke persidangan Dewan Undangan Negeri.

Demi wanita, undilah Keadilan kerana Keadilan memahami wanita.

YB Haniza Talha
Pengarah Pilihan Raya Wanita Keadilan
Timbalan Ketua Wanita Keadilan
ADUN Taman Medan


Press Statement by YB Haniza Talha, Election Director for Wanita Keadilan dated 20 April 2016

Adenan Satem fails women voters

BN Sarawak just announced its candidate line-up yesterday and there are only 5 women candidates out of the 82 seats contested. This is a terrible failure on the part of Adenan Satem to address the concerns of women voters across the state of Sarawak where more than 50 percent of the voters are women.

In the last Sarawak state elections, BN had 4 women candidates out of 71 seats or 5.6 percent for women whereas now, the 5 women candidates make up 6 percent of the total seats contested. The difference of 0.4 percent is not significant. On the other hand, Keadilan will be fielding 6 women candidates, including Batu Kitang and Simanggang, out of a total of 40 seats contested which translates to 15 percent of women candidacy, up from 4 percent in the last election.

BN Sarawak has strayed from our country’s direction to promote gender equality and women’s participation in politics. An increase of one woman candidate from BN still does not appropriately represent Sarawak’s women voters.

Five women to represent a total of 571, 462 women in the state of Sarawak is grossly inappropriate and an act of discrimination towards women. This bias will lead to an even larger gender gap in Malaysia. Already, Malaysia is plummeting behind even Indonesia in the Global Gender Gap Index and this move of fielding only 5 women candidates will make us digress even further.

I urge the voters of Sarawak to vote for more women so that women’s voices are heard and policies are drafted and passed with an acknowledgement towards women’s needs. We need fair representation so that these women state assemblymen may bring up matters related to us and our family in the state assembly. We, the women are primarily concerned over our children’s future and the welfare of our family and community. Women leaders are the only way to ensure that that happens.

For the sake of women, vote Keadilan because Keadilan understands women.

YB Haniza Talha
Election Director for Wanita Keadilan
Timbalan Ketua Wanita
ADUN Taman Medan





在过去的州议会选举里,国阵分出四个席位给女性候选人或五点六%。而目前,五名女性候选人只占竞逐国阵总席位的百分之六,点四%的差异并不显著。在另一方面,公正党将在竞逐的四十议席中派出六名女性候选人包括峇都吉当(Batu Kitang)区和成邦江(Simanggang)区,为数候选人当中女性候选人占了十五%。







New and shocking revelations on financial scandal – PM must step down

The revelations unveiled today by the Wall Street Journal thatover US$1 billion (about RM4 billion) was transferred to five personal accounts of Prime Minister Najib Razak between 2011 and 2014 are utterly shocking and scandalous beyond words.

Together with new reports on the 1MDB scandal by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and The Australian, these latest exposes come as a bolt of lightning to Malaysians who have yet to recover from the on-going scandal involving RM2.6 billion that was exposed previously.

The fact the Monetary Authority of Singapore is investigating around 40 banks linked to transfers of funds related to 1MDB also lends further credence to the as yet unrebutted allegations concerning that scandal.

Without doubt these scandals bring further disrepute to the UMNO-BN government of Najib Razak who continues to cling to power in spite of repeated calls for his resignation. No leader has brought more shame to Malaysia’s reputation.

In light of these latest exposes and considering that he has repeatedly failed to take legal action to clear his name, the only morally responsible course of action for Najib is to step down as Prime Minister.

Once again, these recurrent scandals underscore the importance of the recently launched Citizens’ Declaration demanding his resignation and calling for institutional reforms to be put in place to bring the country back on track as a properly governed constitutional democracy.

31 MARCH 2016

Does Zahid know what the implications are to recruit 1.5 million Bangladeshi workers?

Press Statement by YB Haniza Talha, ADUN Taman Medan dated 13 Feb 2016

Zahid Hamidi must prove the need to recruit 1.5 million Bangladeshi workers over a period of three years. According to a report by the Malaysian Employers Federation dated December 2014, there are already 2.9 million legal foreign workers in Malaysia. Our Malaysian population is slightly more than 31 million at the moment. With an additional 1.5 million workers, that would total 4.4 million workers or 14 percent of our population. With this figure, the number of foreign workers in Malaysia is already more than our Malaysian of Indian descent.

If Zahid claims that businesses requested for these foreign workers and not the government, then is it not because of the levy that Zahid is pushing for this deal to be inked as soon as the cabinet approves it? On top of that, our national registry is still not very updated, with many errors that might accidentally happen and simply filed under the Official Secrets Act after that.

It is a known fact that that our country is facing an economic slowdown at the moment and to say that we need so many foreign workers is like saying that we are overflowing with wealth. Our own people already do not have enough, need to take up two jobs to survive, yet the DPM wants to bring in more people to share our subsidised rice, petrol, sugar and other essential items meant for locals? How can the construction industry be flourishing in this climate of uncertainty, if I may ask? Already investors are either merging or pulling out from our country, but Zahid says we need more workers. Where is the logic? I demand that the DPM explain this illogical move. Has the government made a study on how locals can be employed rather than accepting more foreigners?

When foreign workers earn our ringgit, which at the moment is subjected to a minimum wage of RM1000 per month in the peninsular and RM920 for those in Sabah Sarawak and Labuan, we will see an increased outflow of our ringgit when money is remitted back to their home countries. It was also reported during parliament in November 2013 that RM48 billion was sent through legal channels between 2010 and 2012 and that the figure doubled from RM10 billion in 2009 to RM20 billion in 2012.

All these are official figures. Now let’s just imagine the unreported and unregistered numbers.

I would like to stress that this is, again, a failure in proper planning and management. Zahid has got it completely wrong this time and the scariest part is that he is the DPM with a lot of influence and power. We can only hope that the cabinet has good conscience to reject this very, very bad proposal to accept 1.5 million more foreign workers.


YB Haniza Talha
ADUN Taman Medan
Timbalan Ketua Wanita Keadilan

Nurul Izzah: Saya dihalang masuk Sarawak

Demi Sarawak
6 Disember 2015

Saya hadir di Sarawak menujukkan solidariti bersama pimpinan tempatan Parti Keadilan Rakyat menjelang pilihanraya negeri Sarawak tidak lama lagi.

Saya hadir di Sarawak untuk memberi sokongan kepada bakal calon-calon tempatan KEADILAN menjelang PRN Sarawak.

Saya hadir di Sarawak demi meneruskan agenda menabur bakti kepada rakyat Sarawak menerusi projek mini Parti Keadilan Rakyat #Changemakers #DemiSarawak dengan menyalur lampu jalan, elektrik dan air bersih secara kecil-kecilan di kawasan pedalaman Sarawak.

Malangnya hari ini , saya dihalang masuk ke Sarawak menerusi di bawah seksyen 65 (1) (a) Akta imigresen 1959/63.

Jelas, Akta Imigressen 1959/1963 sebenarnya hanya menyekat penghijrahan beramai-ramai orang Semenanjung ke Sarawak dan Sabah. Akta ini tidak memperuntukkan sekatan kepada ahli parlimen yang berhak menjalankan tugas demi kepentingan rakyat.

Seksyen 67 Akta Imigresen juga tidak boleh menyekat sesiapa untuk memasuki Sabah dan Sarawak untuk tujuan aktiviti politik. Apakah sebenarnya rasional kerajaan BN Sarawak menyekat kemasukan saya?

Tindakan ini walau pun di bawah bidang kuasa negeri, tetapi ia bertentangan sekali dengan hak sah saya berpolitik selaku anggota Dewan Rakyat. Lebih mengecewakan lagi, keistimewaan Sarawak dalam perlembagaan digunakan bagi menjaga kepentingan pemimpin BN Sarawak!

Tindakan ini merupakan salah guna kuasa pihak berkuasa negeri yang seharusnya menumpukan agenda keselamatan warga Sarawak daripada anasir pengganas, penjenayah dari dalam dan luar negeri – bukannya ahli parlimen, wakil sah badan perundangan dalam aktiviti politik dan berpersatuan yang sah!

InshaaAllah, saya akan kembali ke bumi kenyalang dan menumpukan segala usaha untuk merancakkan lagi kebajikan anak-anak Sarawak menerusi pimpinan YB Baru Bian serta wakil-wakil Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) serta pimpinan lainnya.

Buat teman-teman semua – semarakkan bumi Sarawak dengan laungan keadilan! Khusus bila masa Sarawak digunapakai untuk meneruskan hayat Barisan Nasional yang tercalar buruk akibat Perdana Menteri dan akaun peribadinya!

‘Hari ini bukan hari untuk kita mengalah, tetapi ia merupakan hari permulaan rakyat Sarawak bangkit menolak BN pada PRN 2016!’


The National Security Council Bill is more akin to establishing a dictatorship rule

2 December 2015
Lawyers for Liberty is extremely shocked and concerned with the National Security Council Bill 2015 which was only revealed to members of Parliament yesterday despite its manifest importance. Unfortunately, like many other government bills, it leaves very little room and time for meaningful debates.


It is all the more shocking since this very serious Bill with wide ranging repercussions was done surreptitiously, without any basis, publicity or consultation with opposition members of Parliament, civil society and members of the public. In the past, various extraordinary measures were taken due to insurrection, civil unrest or terrorism, however the government has failed to justify the Bill.
This Bill, if passed, is the most serious assault on the nation’s democracy, fundamental liberties and rule of law as it will essentially exercise similar powers of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong under Article 150 of the Federal Constitution to proclaim emergency.


The Bill will allow the NSC, headed by the Prime Minister to exercise similar emergency powers – on the use of violence and deadly force, of arrest, detention, search and seizure, order of curfew, control of movement, taking possession of land and property etc.


However, no one can be held accountable and the NSC, its committees, personnel and security forces have legal immunity from any criminal and civil proceedings and even to the extent of dispensing with holding of an inquest upon death of a person.


The Bill is extremely vague, arbitrary and wide, and further obliges secrecy – a sure fire recipe for abuse of power and human rights. Far from establishing matters concerning national security, the Bill is more akin to establishing a dictatorship rule.


Serious questions must surely be asked, with Prime Minister Najib Razak already exercising an inordinate amount of power through the Prime Minister’s Department, his Cabinet and Ministries, and at a time when anti-terrorism laws such as POTA and SOSMA are already in force, why is he seeking to widen the ambit of his executive power?


The Bill is clearly unconstitutional, a grave abuse of power and absolutely unnecessary, especially since Malaysia is living in peace time with no threats of subversion, insurrection or civil unrest.


We call upon the government to withdraw the Bill immediately.



Released by:

Eric Paulsen

Executive Director

Lawyers for Liberty

Latest on Bill: on December 4th, 2015 the Bill was passe with much haste by the BN Parliamentarian.


20 November 2015

I refer to the statement made by Minister Azalina Othman that Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah may be referred to the Rights and Privileges Committee for having met with Jacel Kiram.

A committee of rights and privileges has no jurisdiction over actions by MPs outside the Dewan which have nothing to do with the proceedings of the House. Any complaint must be related to an MP’s conduct as a member of the House.

This is elementary; and it is baffling that the Minister in charge of Parliament is unaware of this.

In any event Nurul Izzah has already explained that Jacel Kiram was not invited by her but by the organisers of the event, which included the mayor of Manila and the office of the Vice President of the Philippines.

Nurul Izzah did not seek out or set up any meeting with Ms Kiram.

The UMNO BN leaders attacking Nurul Izzah over this, were completely silent over the recent incident in which Prime Minister met and shook hands with the PM of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu.

The blatant double standard exposes the hypocricy and political motives of the criticism against Nurul Izzah.

Government leaders must answer the public on various critical issues including the unresolved 1MDB scandal and the continued incarceration of Anwar Ibrahim, and not attempt to divert attention with pointless issues such as this.

Issued by,
Latheefa Koya
Member, Central Leader Committee
Parti Keadilan Rakyat




National Oversight and Whistleblowers (NOW) hari ini tampil dengan pendedahan yang paling mengejutkan berkaitan skandal melibatkan Yayasan Pembangunan Ekonomi Islam Malaysia (YaPEIM) dimana wang yang sepatutnya digunakan untuk amal jariah telah disalah gunakan oleh Menteri Hal Ehwal Islam, Y.B Dato’ Seri Jamil Khir Baharom.

Mengikut dokumen yang NOW perolehi, Dato’ Seri Jamil Khir Baharom bersama isteri beliau Datin Seri Fatmawati Saidin dan seorang lagi individu bernama Cik Biby Haslinda telah mengikuti satu rombongan ke Amerikat Syarikat bagi tempoh perjalanan 21 Mei 2014 sehingga 29 Mei 2014.

Lawatan Dato’ Seri Jamil Khir Baharom bersama isteri dan rombongannya dikatakan melewati bandar Washington D.C, Minnesota dan Iowa.

Walaupun perjalanan tersebut dikatakan untuk tujuan ‘Pemantapan dan Pemerkasaan Kelab Santun YaPEIM’, berdasarkan perbelanjaan-perbelanjaan yang dicaj dan dibayar oleh YaPEIM adalah bersifat bersuka ria dan langsung tiada unsur amal jariah.

Di antara pembayaran yang telah dibuat adalah seperti berikut:-

  1. Golf – keraian Menteri
  2. Jamuan Promosi / keraian VVIP ( flower Chocolates and Fresh Fruits)
  3. Jamuan Makan – keraian Menteri
  4. Cenderahati Menteri
  5. 22, 23, 26 & 27 Mei 2014 (GROUP: VVIP) USAGE TO LEESBURG OUTLET + OT

Berdasarkan semakan kami, Leesburg Corner Premium Outlet merupakan sebuah Pusat Membeli-belah “upscale outlet” barangan berjenama yang terletak di Washington DC yang dikunjungi oleh rombongan Menteri Hal Ehwal Islam sebanyak 4 hari dimana perbelanjaan pengangkutan sahaja mencecah RM 5,908.35.

Lebih mendukacitakan lagi, pembayaran bagi perbelanjaan-perbelanjaan oleh Menteri dan rombongannya ini dibuat melalui institusi dibawah kawalan YaPEIM iaitu Yayasan Pembangunan Anak Yatim/Miskin (PEMANGKIN) yang mana duit tersebut adalah khusus untuk kegunaan bantuan anak yatim dan miskin.

Lembaga Pengarah PEMANGKIN adalah Datuk Hajjah Siti Jeliha @ Zaleha Binti Hussin iaitu pemimpin Wanita UMNO yang berpengaruh di YaPEIM manakala Dato’ Haji Abd. Malek B. Awang Kechil merupakan pengerusi PEMANGKIN. Kedua-dua individu inilah yang dilantik oleh Dato’ Seri Jamil Khir sebagai Presiden dan Pengerusi serta Timbalan Presiden dan Timbalan Pengerusi Lembaga Pemegang Amanah YaPEIM.

Jumlah keseluruhan perbelanjaan yang diambil daripada tabung anak yatim dan miskin bagi menampung perjalanan Dato’ Seri Jamil Khir Baharom bersama isteri dan rombongannya dianggarkan sebanyak RM 410, 978. 56.

Saya pasti pendedahan ini menjangkau imaginasi rakyat Malaysia bagaimana satu badan Yayasan berkaitan Islam yang terletak di bawah YAB Perdana Menteri boleh disalah gunakan untuk aktiviti-aktiviti Menteri seperti golf, ke pusat membeli-belah dan sebagainya.


NOW dengan ini mendesak agar satu siasatan secara menyeluruh dijalankan dimana setiap perbelanjaan YaPEIM dan institusi-institusi dibawah YaPEIM disemak dan diaudit secara terbuka kerana rakyat terutamanya pencarum berhak mengetahui setiap perbelanjaan yang dibuat.

Siasatan ini juga perlu mengesan jumlah wang yang hilang akibat ketirisan, kebocoran dan salah guna kedudukan.

Buat Dato’ Seri Jamil Khir Baharom, jika beliau masih mempunyai maruah, beliau sewajarnya meletakkan jawatan dengan serta-merta dan tampil memohon maaf secara terbuka kepada rakyat Malaysia kerana telah menyalahgunakan duit anak yatim dan miskin yang diperoleh daripada hasil sumbangan orang ramai.

NOW juga menuntut agar Dato’ Seri Jamil Khir Baharom, Datuk Hajjah Siti Jeliha @ Zaleha Binti Hussin dan Dato’ Haji Abd. Malek B. Awang Kechil memulangkan kembali setiap sen yang diambil daripada YaPEIM termasuk gaji, elaun dan juga perbelanjaan perjalanan luar negara.

Kita sama-sama doakan agar ketiga-tiga individu ini akur dengan kesilapan mereka dan memulangkan kembali wang kepada YaPEIM, pengurusan YaPEIM perlu dirombak dan pengurusan baru perlu memastikan setiap wang tersebut diagihkan kepada mereka yang benar-benar susah dan turut melaporkan kemajuan agihan secara berkala dan terbuka.


13 NOVEMBER 2015



National Oversight and Whistleblowers (NOW)