22 October 2014
Petites Annonces Gratuite
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M Rafic Soormally

M Rafic Soormally

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Although the Mauritian Constitution does not spell out the citizen’s right to privacy, this does not mean that the Mauritian citizen has no right to privacy. Whether a country has a written or an unwritten (like the UK) constitution, every citizen has an inherent right to privacy. Privacy is also classed as a right under the European Convention of Human Rights. Even though PM Ramgoolam is a public figure, the sanctity of his home and family must be respected. But if citizens have as Prime Minister or President or Mayor who is strongly suspected as a wife beater or an adulterer or of corruption, the people have the right to be informed and it is up to the authorities to initiate their investigations.

We are all Mauritians. Ramgoolam and Sithanen are not more Mauritians than other Mauritians. But our religions, ethnicities and cultures must be recognised and respected. This is what every human takes with him when he dies, not his (Mauritian) nationality. Ramgoolam has no right to interfere with this.
If all Hindu candidates decide not to declare their community (section 2 of the Temporary Provisions Bill), this would mean that there is no Hindu community, and the BLS mechanism would surely die. This would clearly be unconstitutional.
Dan Maraye is spot on when he says: « La VoH agit selon les directives de Ramgoolam ».
In the constitutional case brought by Rezistans ek Alternativ in its challenge against the BLS minority protection system, it would be in the public interest for the Court to arrive at a decision upon which any government would be better equipped to bring any necessary reform rather than do things by trial and error through “on” and “off” masquerade.
When the MSM withdrew from government, it clearly weakened PM Ramgoolam in spite of the latter's continuous denial. The MMM/MSM Alliance had all the chances of winning the next general elections, but Paul Bérenger blew it. The fact that Ramgoolam is prepared to share 30/30 tickets in an eventual PTr/MMM [...] alliance is clear indication how he has been weakened.
Bearing in mind that not every political party can field candidates in every constituency because of financial constraints, it would be unjust, unfair and discriminatory to impose an arbitrary 10% of the national vote to be entitled for PR seat/s. [...]
Those who are against ethnic recognition are often described as racists. The fact that a census includes ethnicity and religion does not make it ‘communal’.
A reply to Ashok Subron
According to Ashok Subron of Rezistans ek Alternativ, the « way of life » with respect to the Best Loser  System enshrined in the Mauritian Constitution has to do with his toothbrush and toothpaste and  with his toilet.
Me Yousuf Mohamed makes the compelling case that « Seul un député musulman peut réellement défendre sa communauté. Idem pour les autres minorités ». The Citizen of Mauritius does not exist in a vacuum. Défimedia.info of 09 March 2014 carries the headlines : « L’ethnicité et les élections », followed by a feature « Réforme électorale : L’affrontement Alan Ganoo-Yousuf Mohamed » on 10 March 2014. Both reports address electoral reform at the heart of which is the Best Loser (Minority Protection) System.
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