M. Rafic Soormally (Guest Author)
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Blog: « Public figure », « full disclosure » and Hon. Judge Balancy’s « recusal refusal »
[Written by M. Rafic Soormally (Guest Author) on Friday 25th of January 2013 - 09:31:00]
Via her Attorney, Nandanee Soornack lodged a letter of ‘complaint’ against Hon. Judge Eddy Balancy with the Hon. Chief Justice Bernard Sik Yeun requesting Judge Balancy’s recursal from the Nandanee Soornack’s case on the ground he is allegedly close to one of the two press groups, namely La Sentinelle Ltd, in which his relatives Guy Balancy and Jean-Luc Balancy were employed. Guy Balancy was the editor in chief of l’Express. In addition, as reported, Ms Soornack’s Attorney pointed out in his letter that the Judge also made various statements in the press. Ms Soornack is under no legal obligation to ‘disclose’ in her affidavit allegations made against her by every Tom, Dick and Harry.
Blog: Nandanee Soornack’s Case – Challenges facing Hon. Judge Eddy Balancy
[Written by M. Rafic Soormally (Guest Author) on Tuesday 22nd of January 2013 - 10:02:00]
Although Judges do have personal beliefs and inclinations, in delivering judgements they tend to shed such beliefs and inclinations and apply the law. Hence, it makes no difference which judge has been appointed to replace Judge Domah in the Nandanee Soornack’s case in which he issued an interim injunction on 5th January 2013 forcing Le Mauricien Ltd and La Sentinelle Ltée press groups to respect Ms Soornack’s « right to privacy » and that of her family....
Blog: Nandanee Soornack v/s Le Mauricien Ltd, La Sentinelle Ltée & others
[Written by M. Rafic Soormally (Guest Author) on Sunday 20th of January 2013 - 11:35:00]
« In order to enable the judiciary to discharge its primary duty to maintain a fair and effective administration of justice, it follows that the judiciary must as an integral part of its constitutional function have the power and duty to enforce its orders and to protect the administration of justice against contempts which are calculated to undermine it ». Privy Council case of Gilbert Ahnee & Othrs. v. The DPP (1998)....
Blog: Portrayal of Barack H Obama’s yawn to that of an ape?
[Written by M. Rafic Soormally (Guest Author) on Tuesday 27th of November 2012 - 03:09:00]
While, in her concert in Washington DC on 24th September 2012, Jewish Kabala sect member and pop singer Madonna referred to Barack Hussein Obama as a « Black Muslim », The Telegraph Pictures of the Day of 20th November 2012, make a subtle comparison between a yawing Barack Obama at the 7th East Asia Summit and a yawning ape by juxtaposing Obama’s big yawn with the yawning of two apes and a tiger....
Blog: Irish anti-abortion bigotry leads to the death of Savita Halappanavar
[Written by M. Rafic Soormally (Guest Author) on Monday 19th of November 2012 - 11:52:00]
Abortion to save the life of the mother is the only clear-cut case in the justification of abortion, which decision doctors always take when delivering a baby. Why did the Catholic Irish authorities let Savita Halappanavar die by refusing her right to abortion when her unborn baby clearly posed a great risk to her life?...
Blog: Finance Minister Xavier Duval usurps powers of Governor of Bank of Mauritius, Rundheersing Bheenick
[Written by M. Rafic Soormally (Guest Author) on Monday 22nd of October 2012 - 13:25:00]
« In many countries the world over, the central bank has been given the mandate to preserve price stability as its single or primary objective, and been granted autonomy from government to make sure that short-term political considerations do not interfere with achieving this objective. Accountability to the legislature and the public at large balance the central bank’s autonomy » (Paul Moser-Boehm)...
Blog: « The Second Coming » of William Butler Yeats and Deepa Bhookhun’s gross distortion
[Written by M. Rafic Soormally (Guest Author) on Sunday 16th of September 2012 - 18:16:00]
The use of the term « anarchy » in Yeats’ poem « The Second Coming » has nothing to do with « The concept of anarchy » which Ms Bhookhun mentions. In fact, she should have said « the concept of anarchism », since anarchy is a state of affairs rather than a ‘concept’....
Blog: BLS - Mauritius will not be bullied by an unfair and biased UN Human Rights Commission
[Written by M. Rafic Soormally (Guest Author) on Friday 7th of September 2012 - 13:06:00]
In defiance of the rules and regulations and in bad faith, the candidates of the political party Rezistans ek Alternativ, with premeditation, refused to select the General Population residual category upon registration at general elections in the knowledge that their candidacies would be rejected in order to afford the party the opportunity to mount an infectious campaign against the reforming Best Loser System (BLS) and against the government....
Blog: Krishnee Bunwaree – governments allowed press to run amok
[Written by M. Rafic Soormally (Guest Author) on Tuesday 7th of August 2012 - 11:02:00]
Following the arrest on 1st August 2012 of 22 year old Krishnee Bunwaree as a result of her anti-Islam and anti-Muslim comments on facebook during the holy fasting month of Ramadan and her being charged with the offence of unlawfully and knowingly using a computer system with intent to stir up « racial (and religious) hatred », successive governments of Mauritius should share the blame for having allowed a bias and prejudiced section of the press to run amok for over a decade in leading a damaging and incendiary campaign against Muslims and Islam without allowing any right of reply so they can brainwash the young. Krishnee Bunwaree is absolved of all blame....
Blog: Was the acquittal of Avinash Treebhoowoon and Sandip Moneea the result of a perverse jury?
[Written by M. Rafic Soormally (Guest Author) on Monday 23rd of July 2012 - 07:40:00]
While no accused should be found guilty of a crime which he/she did not commit, it is incumbent on the Criminal Justice System to ensure that no crime goes unpunished. In this respect, justice has not been done and the family of Michaela McAreavey and her loved ones should rest assured that the hearts of all Mauritians are with them and that the authorities would make every effort to bring the perpetrator(s) to justice....
Blog: Nita Deerpalsing – sécularisme ou fascisme ?
[Written by M. Rafic Soormally (Guest Author) on Wednesday 4th of July 2012 - 05:30:00]
N’ayant pas adopté de religion d’état, voir l’Hindouisme, car les Hindous (religion) sont en majorité à Maurice, contrairement à la France pré-révolutionnaire qui avait adopté le Catholicisme comme religion d’état, le Catholicisme étant la religion majoritaire en France, Maurice a toujours été un état dit séculier. En même temps, l’état mauricien s’identifie avec et respecte tous les composants de la population, ce que la laïcité française ne permet pas sauf pour une certaine communauté et religion bien spécifique....
Blog: Rape & Murder - Shame on us all, shame on Mauritius !
[Written by M. Rafic Soormally (Guest Author) on Tuesday 12th of June 2012 - 15:56:00]
First and foremost, let me convey my condolences to the family of rape victim Sateewantee Jangtoo, a fine hardworking lady, and let the family know that my thoughts and prayers are with them in such very sad and most difficult times....
Blog: L’avortement - Pourquoi pas de débats religieux et séculiers dans l’intérêt de la nation ?
[Written by M. Rafic Soormally (Guest Author) on Friday 8th of June 2012 - 11:37:00]
En refusant tout débat religieux sur la question, le Procureur Général Me Yatin Varma n’est-il pas en train d’insinuer que le religieux ne compte plus et ne doit pas avoir voix au chapitre concernant un projet qui risque d’ébranler l’édifice même des religions concernées qui ont pour fondement la valeur de la vie humaine ?...
Blog: Jean-Claude de l’Estrac parle des bienfaits du colonialisme français à Maurice !
[Written by M. Rafic Soormally (Guest Author) on Wednesday 6th of June 2012 - 03:39:00]
Les Mauriciens se trompent; Jean Claude de l’Estrac a raison ! Il est fort triste qu’à Maurice nous n’ayons pas un Alain Soral pour rabattre le caquet à ce freluquet qui vit toujours à côté de ses pompes alors que l’esclavage fut aboli il y a fort longtemps, ainsi qu’à d’autres, y compris l’église catholique, qui ne cesse de haranguer ses troupes pour les pousser à se créoliser....
Blog: Susheela Raman offensive frenzied songs struck down by Mauritian Tamil community
[Written by M. Rafic Soormally (Guest Author) on Friday 1st of June 2012 - 07:29:00]
Born in Hendon in London UK in 1973, Susheela Raman is not a particularly known musician in Britain but she provoked a controversy during her visit in Mauritius when the Mauritian Tamil community rightly prevented her from singing two of her tracks in which she uses, as incantations, sacred words relating to the popular Hindu deity Murugan especially worshipped amongst Tamil Hindus....
Blog: Myth surrounding Sir Anerood Jugnauth dissolves before public’s eyes
[Written by M. Rafic Soormally (Guest Author) on Wednesday 9th of May 2012 - 13:02:00]
Had Sir Anerood Jugnauth remained President, which he now admits is a cushy job, and retired gracefully, the myth surrounding him may have survived; he showed no sparks and no attraction to the electorate, except his nuisance value. For his part, former journalist and former MMM Minister Jean-Claude de l’Estrac takes Mauritians for donkeys ready to swallow any form of fascist garbage in an attempt to bring Paul Bérenger and his crutch SAJ back to power, which we have seen splattered in the press through the Méthode Coué without any right of reply....
Blog: Malicious attempt to divide the Hindu electorate in rural areas
[Written by M. Rafic Soormally (Guest Author) on Thursday 19th of April 2012 - 06:47:00]
According to MMM thinking, led by Paul Bérenger and supported by the militants in a section of the press, the MSM, led by Pravind Jugnauth with the resigning President Sir Anerood Jugnauth as a proposed eventual leader of the MSM and of an MMM-MSM alliance, the MSM would have the great advantage of offering the electorate an alleged credible alternative to the alleged unhealthy popularity of PM Dr Navin Ramgoolam and his PTr Party amongst Hindus in rural areas....
Blog: Aimé Césaire - Indépendance ou émancipation
[Written by M. Rafic Soormally (Guest Author) on Tuesday 10th of April 2012 - 00:59:00]
Célébrer annuellement, chaque 12 mars, l’accession à l’indépendance de l’ex-colonie britannique de l’Île Maurice est un évènement politique et national que cela ne déplaise à certains, ce qui n’empêche pas la population de la célébrer au niveau régional comme bon leur semble et en toute liberté....
Blog: The dark clouds of the MedPoint « tainted » deal hangs over the head of SAJ
[Written by M. Rafic Soormally (Guest Author) on Saturday 31st of March 2012 - 12:45:00]
Who dares speak of respect for institutions when the Mauritian supposedly apolitical President is up to his neck in politics attacking ICAC and the government?...
Blog: An apolitical Office of President occupied by a political beast?
[Written by M. Rafic Soormally (Guest Author) on Wednesday 21st of March 2012 - 03:03:00]
The Office of President is supposed to be apolitical. What is this supposed to mean? It means that the person who occupies the post should neither do politics nor take sides in the politics of the country. Even though the law requires that before taking the presidential oath, the preselected candidate put forward and ‘elected’ in the Assembly should withdraw from the all instances of his (her) party, it does not mean that the president does not have preference for a particular political party and/or candidate. After all, the President has the right to vote....
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