UMNO-BN intricate designs are compelling the sacrifice of pawns

 

A nation that cannot uphold its law cannot preserve its order. When Anderson was smuggled out to safety, the authority of state abandoned the responsibility of state. Excuses, evasions and lies have shifted over 26 years; this central truth has not.It is odd that the government should have chosen law and order as its final alibi after some exhausting self-laceration in its search for a credible explanation for the escape of Union Carbide’s Warren Anderson on December 7, 1984.Why do we say “law and order” rather than “order and law”? Simple. Law comes before order. Law defines the nature of order. Law is the difference between civilization and chaos. Law is evolutionary: the edicts of tribes, chiefs and dynasties lifted human societies from scattered peril to structured coexistence. The laws of democracy have vaulted us to the acme of social cohesion, for they eliminated arbitrary diktat and introduced collective will. The divine right of kings is dead; it has been reborn as the secular right of an elected Parliament.A nation that cannot uphold its law cannot preserve its order. When Anderson was smuggled out to safety, the authority of state abandoned the responsibility of state. Excuses, evasions and lies have shifted over 26 years; this central truth has not.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement allows an investor to sue the Malaysian government at an international tribunal, for unlimited monetary compensation and interest, warns the Consumers Association of Penang.
Malaysia has since October 2010 been negotiating a Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) with the United States and seven other countries involved in the negotiations including Australia, Brunei, Chile, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. On 13 June, the proposed investment chapter for the TPP was leaked and posted online by the Washington-based non-governmental organisation Public Citizen. After perusing the leaked document, the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) feels compelled to express its grave concern at some of its provisions. The leaked text shows that Malaysia has agreed to provisions that give extended rights and privileges to foreign investors and private corporations and limit the power of our government to regulate how those firms operate within our borders. This is tantamount to placing foreign corporate interests above the welfare and interests of our own citizens. The leaked investment chapter confirms the fears expressed by CAP in a letter to the press in December 2011 that the TPP would create a two-track legal system that would empower foreign firms to skirt our domestic courts and directly sue our government in foreign arbitration tribunals for taxpayer-funded monetary compensation if they deem that the domestic financial, health, environmental, land use and other laws put in place to regulate their investments have harmed their investments. This means the Malaysian government has agreed that if an investor feels his/her rights have been violated by a law, regulation, policy or programme — even if it were put in place in the interests and welfare of the citizenry — the investor can sue the Malaysian government at an international tribunal, for unlimited monetary compensation and interest. As revealed in Section B of the leaked text, furthermore, these tribunals would not meet standards of transparency, consistency or due process common to any of the TPP countries’ domestic legal systems or provide fair, independent or balanced venues for resolving disputes between sovereign nations and private investors. The tribunals would be staffed by private sector lawyers that rotate between acting as ‘judges’ and as advocates for the investors suing the governments. It is instructive to note that while all the other TPP countries agreed to this oppressive provision, Australia refused to do so. If the Australian government could reject this provision, why could not the Malaysian government have done the same? The leaked investment chapter reveals that Malaysia has already agreed to give foreign companies a number of extensive rights including:
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