Friday, March 31, 2006

Bacteria Rights Group Speaking Up in Malaysian Parliament?

Apparently, the human rights CAUCUS in Parliament who wanted the formation of IPCMC has been lowered to as a nothing but a 'germ group' by Bernama.


Human Rights Coccus Wants Police Watchdog Speeded Up

KUALA LUMPUR, March 30 (Bernama) -- The Parliament Human Rights Coccus wants the government to speed up the proposed Independent Police Complains and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC).

"Until today, IPCMC is yet to be established though the prime minister had said it would be established immediately," said a member of the coccus Datuk Zaid Ibrahim (BN-Kota Baharu) at the Parliament lobby here Thursday.

He said IPCMC had handed over a memorandum on the matter to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi recently.

"The memorandum is to show support for the IPCMC and urged the government to speed up its establishment," he said.

He also said the Royal Malaysian Police's move to reject the IPCMC derides the integrity of the special commission to enhance the management and the operations of the police force and also the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

So this is how the Parliament Human Rights Caucus looked like to Bernama. Image source.

My Engrund is not very the good, so I tried to search for the meaning of 'coccus'

Noun 1. coccus - any spherical or nearly spherical bacteria
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
staph, staphylococci, staphylococcus - spherical gram-positive parasitic bacteria that tend to form irregular colonies; some cause boils or septicemia or infections

and then I tried to compare it with 'caucus'

cau·cus (kôks)
n. pl. cau·cus·es or cau·cus·ses
a. A meeting of the local members of a political party especially to select delegates to a convention or register preferences for candidates running for office.
b. A closed meeting of party members within a legislative body to decide on questions of policy or leadership.
c. A group within a legislative or decision-making body seeking to represent a specific interest or influence a particular area of policy: a minority caucus.
2. Chiefly British A committee within a political party charged with determining policy.

This is not the first time. Check out Bad, Bad Engrund by Bernama also.

No comments: