Is the Election Commission going to launch a state-wide clean-up of the state’s electoral lists after the release of the inquiry report on Sabah immigration, wonders W H Cheng.
group of Burmese Zomi refugees was raided by Rela and Sepang
Municipal Council enforcers on 21 January 2008 (NST,
24 Jan.2008). According to a Zomi spokesperson, about 34 enforcement
personnel allegedly "rushed into" the Zomi refugee camp in
Putrajaya and torched it, severely diminishing the supplies of basic
necessities on which the Zomi refugees depended for survival.
The levels of corruption in all areas of life are evident and marked. The judiciary is in a shambles; the police, customs and immigration departments are reeling from serious questions of credibility. The only option now seems to be to register a strong protest vote at the next general election, urges K Haridas.