Justice For All Malaysia

What’s all this additional unneccesary Act(s) for?

Posted on: December 21, 2008

Wasting more precious time of MPs…discussing politically motivated Bills in Parliament…

The problem lies not in means of cooperation…it is whether the Feds want to cooperate at all…

Didn’t the MKN head the daily meetings at Bukit Antarabangsa?

And by the way, Sir, Bukit Antarabangsa is not State land…so, take that away….

(Masa depan Bukit Antarabangsa)

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20 Disember, 2008 17:12 PM

Akta Khas Dikaji Untuk Mudahkan Kerajaan Pusat Salur Bantuan Dan Kawal Keadaan Ketika Bencana

By: Ramjit

PADANG RENGAS, 20 Dis (Bernama) — Kejadian tanah runtuh di Bukit Antarabangsa, Hulu Klang, Selangor awal bulan ini turut membuka mata kerajaan untuk mewujudkan satu akta khas bagi memudahkan Kerajaan Pusat menyalur bantuan dan mengurus keadaan ketika sesuatu bencana berlaku.

Menteri Di Jabatan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz berkata adalah mudah bagi Kerajaan Pusat memainkan peranan dan mengambil tanggungjawab jika kerajaan negeri di mana bencana itu berlaku ditadbir oleh parti yang sama.

“Tetapi bila kerajaan negeri ditadbir oleh parti yang berbeza maka akan timbul masalah daripada segi rantaian arahan. Siapakah yang sepatutnya mengambil tanggungjawab di kawasan bencana… adakah Kerajaan Pusat ataupun kerajaan negeri?

“Maka kita sedang memikirkan untuk menggubal apa yang dipanggil Akta Kecemasan Bencana Kebangsaan di mana jika berlaku apa-apa bencana kita akan mengisytiharkan kawasan itu sebagai kawasan darurat dan membolehkan Kerajaan Pusat memain peranan dan mengambil tanggungjawab,” katanya kepada pemberita selepas merasmikan Hari Ladang Daerah Kuala Kangsar di Pejabat Pertanian Kawasan Padang Rengas di sini, Sabtu.

Beliau berkata kejadian di Bukit Antarabangsa yang menyaksikan Ketua Polis Selangor Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar dan Menteri Besar Selangor Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim membuat kenyataan berbeza berhubung beberapa perkara menjadi contoh kekeliruan yang wujud akibat rantaian arahan berbeza antara Kerajaan Pusat dan kerajaan negeri.

Mohamed Nazri berkata langkah mewujudkan akta khas itu merupakan sesuatu yang perlu dikaji oleh Kerajaan Pusat memandangkan ketika ini banyak kerajaan negeri yang tidak lagi ditadbir oleh parti sama yang menguasai Kerajaan Pusat.

Beliau berkata akta itu kelak akan membolehkan Kerajaan Pusat mengawal secara lebih berkesan pengurusan bencana di samping memberi hak kepada pihak berkuasa untuk mengambil dahulu makanan dan bekalan dari kedai di kawasan berdekatan bencana dan membayarnya kemudian bagi membolehkan bantuan disalurkan dengan cepat dan mudah.

“Itu merupakan antara perkara-perkara yang sedang kita kaji kerana bencana merupakan sesuatu yang semakin kerap berlalu sekarang,” katanya.

— BERNAMA

Sunday December 21, 2008

Nazri: National disaster law may be introduced

KUALA KANGSAR: The Government may introduce a National Disaster Emergency Act to enable it to react swiftly and effectively during disasters, especially when they occur in opposition-held states, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Moha- med Nazri Abdul Aziz.

“When the state is governed by another party, then there is a difficulty in the chain of command.

“Who is in charge and where do staff of the Public Works Department or the police get their orders from?” he asked.

Speaking to reporters after opening a farmers day celebration at the Padang Rengas agriculture office yesterday, Mohamed Nazri, who is also Padang Rengas MP, said: “If the police get directives from the Inspector-General of Police, then the IGP is under the Federal Government. But how does the IGP accommodate the (views) of the chief executive of the (opposition-held) state, who is its mentri besar?

“This is the difficulty now.

“So we are thinking of legislating a National Disaster Emergency Act so that when there is a disaster, we can declare an emergency and then the Federal Government can take charge,” he said.

He said the Bukit Antarabangsa tragedy was a clear example on the need for such an Act.

Mohamed Nazri, who is also a member of the National Disaster Relief Committee, said when Johor was hit by a massive flood two years ago, shopkeepers began hoarding food items such as rice and biscuits.

“But with the proposed Act, we can prevent hoarding, and we can also take supplies from the shops in advance and settle the payments later because it is an emergency situation,” he added.

On the Cabinet guideline on hillside development, Mohamed Nazri said since land was under the purview of state governments, it is the states that should enact the necessary laws.

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