Kisah ayah saya ini ada disiarkan dalam akhbar Sinar Harian dan Harakah pada pautan berikut :
Ketua Tentera Filipina Jeneral Reynaldo dalam pilihanraya umum di Filipina bulan Mei 2010 telah berikrar akan mempastikan tentera adalah apartisan atau nonpartisan.
Ketua Tentera Amerika Syarikat Jeneral David Petraeus memilih untuk tidak mengundi dalam pilihanraya sejak dia berpangkat Mejar Jeneral untuk mempastikan tentera bawahan bebas untuk memilih presiden daripada mana-mana parti poliltik.
Adakah Malaysia mempunyai sebarang peraturan dan panduan untuk tentera dan polis dalam isu politik dan pilihanraya ?
Adakah Ketua Turus Angkatan Tentera Malaysia boleh mencontohi sikap yang diambil oleh Ketua Tentera Filipina dan Amerika Syarikat dalam mempastikan kestabilan politik dalam negara dan mempastikan institusi tentera dan polis dipandang tinggi oleh masyarakat dengan mengambil sikap nonpartisan ?
Ahli politik samada pemerintah dan pembangkang , kedua-duanya harus memainkan peranan dalam hal ini agar institusi tentera dan polis dipandang tinggi masyarakat dan dapat menjaga keamanan dan kestabilan negara.
SPR SASAR GUNA PENGUNDIAN AWAL PADA PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE-13
KUCHING, 26 Mei (Bernama) -- Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) mensasarkan Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13 untuk mengganti kaedah pengundian pos dengan pengundian awal bagi memudahkan pengundi, kata Pengerusinya Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof. 2,827 yang dikeluarkan, jadi tidak timbul isu terlebih kertas undi pos seperti dakwaan sesetengah pihak.
ARMY VOWS TO REMAIN NON-PARTISAN IN MAY ELECTIONS
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 18:36:00 04/08/2010
Army chief and Lt. Gen. Reynaldo Mapagu has vowed to ensure a non-partisan Philippine Army amid rumors of failure of elections and the rise of a military junta.
“As soldiers, we should be the epitome of law-abiding citizens. Gone were the days when we acted like masters. We are now public servants who should serve the people,” Mapagu said.
THE NONPARTISAN MILITARY
Officers should exercise their citizen’s right to vote
BY CAPT. CHARLES G. KELS
In an interview with National Public Radio this spring, Gen. David Petraeus was asked about the prospect of a new president taking office next year who was committed to an expedited withdrawal of troops from Iraq. Petraeus responded with thoughtfulness and propriety, emphasizing civilian control of the military and the proper apolitical role of the armed forces.
But then the general said something surprising.
“Look,” Petraeus explained, “I haven’t voted in elections in some time actually.”
“So you don’t vote yourself?” the correspondent followed up.
“I have not since I was a major general,” he confirmed.
MILITARY FOLKS AND POLITICS
WHAT YOU CAN AND CANNOT DO
DOD defines "partisan political activity" as "activity supporting or relating to candidates representing, or issues specifically identified with, national or State political parties and associated or ancillary organizations."
A "Nonpartisan political activity is defined as "activity supporting or relating to candidates not representing, or issues not specifically identified with, national or State political parties and associated or ancillary organizations. Issues relating to constitutional amendments, referendums, approval of municipal ordinances, and others of similar character are not considered as specifically being identified with national or State political parties."
What Active Duty Members Can and Cannot Do
Can - Register, vote, and express a personal opinion on political candidates and issues, but not as a representative of the Armed Forces.
Can - Promote and encourage other military members to exercise their voting franchise, if such promotion does not constitute an attempt to influence or interfere with the outcome of an election.
Cannot - Attend partisan political events as an official representative of the Armed Forces.
Cannot - Solicit or receive a contribution from another member of the Armed Forces or a civilian officer or employee of the United States for the purpose of promoting a political objective or cause, including a political campaign.
Cannot - Participate in any organized effort to provide voters with transportation to the polls if the effort is organized by, or associated with, a partisan political party or candidate.
Cannot - Speak before a partisan political gathering, including any gathering that promotes a partisan political party, candidate, or cause.
Cannot - Participate in any radio, television, or other program or group discussion as an advocate for or against of a partisan political party, candidate, or cause.
Cannot - Serve in any official capacity or be listed as a sponsor of a partisan political club.
Cannot - March or ride in a partisan political parade.
Cannot - Sell tickets for, or otherwise actively promote, political dinners and similar fundraising events.
Cannot - Make a contribution to another member of the Armed Forces or a civilian officer or employee of the United States for the purpose of promoting a political objective or cause, including a political campaign.
Cannot - Solicit or otherwise engage in fundraising activities in Federal offices or facilities, including military reservations, for a partisan political cause or candidate.
Cannot - Display a large political sign, banner, or poster (as distinguished from a bumper sticker) on the top or side of a private vehicle.
Cannot - Participate in partisan political management, campaigns, or conventions (except as a spectator when not in uniform), or make public speeches in the course thereof.
Cannot - Use official authority or influence to: interfere with an election, affect the course or outcome of an election, solicit votes for a particular candidate or issue, or require or solicit political contributions from others.