Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Sarawak DAP opposes amendment to Land Code

Sarawak DAP strongly opposes the Land Code (Amendment) Bill 2014 which allows native landowners to sell their land to other natives of different races regardless of location as they can be easily exploited by the rich and super rich natives.

“If we allow this bill to be passed without safeguards, there will be a time whereby the rich owning hundreds and thousands of NCR land, while the poor natives will have no land to farm,” Kota Sentosa assemblyperson Chong Chieng Jen warned yesterday.

This had happened in China about 60 years ago where the poor farmers had to work in the land owned by the land lords, he said during the debate on the Land Code (Amendment) Bill
2014.

The Bill was introduced by Deputy Chief Minister and Rural Development Minister and Modernization of Agriculture Minister Alfred Jabu anak Numpang (right) to seek an amendment to section 5(2) of Land Code to allow the untitled  NCR land to be ‘inherited, acquired, 
purchased by or transferred, or sold or disposed off to or dealt with another native’.

Don't support for the sake of supporting

Chong said: “We cannot support this Bill unless the government comes up with an amendment to this Bill such as to provide safeguards to protect the interest of the less informed and the less educated native landowners.

“There must be a provision and a safeguard to ensure that only natives in the area can buy the land within the area. Other rich natives for example from Layar and Baleh should not be allowed to buy the land and leave their investment there,” he said.

“Secondly, we are talking about the enhancing the sale value of the land with conditions attached such as that the buyers must develop the land within five years.

“If any potential buyer has a plan to develop the land and buys the land from the native landowners, he must develop the land within five years.

“We cannot allow the rich natives to continue to buy and buy and buy the land and keep it there for years. By not developing the land, that in itself is non-productive economically.

“If he fails to develop the land, then he breaches the condition and the land should be reverted to the land owners,” he said.

Chong also suggested that a different treatment should be given to a category of land like the urban, sub-urban and country land.

“What we object strongly is that  the rich and super rich natives or a big company with native status come and buy hundreds and thousands of acres of country land as they know that the land will not be developed within 10 years or so.

“When they know that the government has plans to develop the area, they will buy and continue to buy the land from the natives at very cheap prices. But when a road is built through the land, it will appreciate in value by 20 or 30 times,” he said.

“They will get a windfall, but the original landowners will get ‘nadai apa-apa’ (nothing),” he said.

He also suggested that there must be a native land board to monitor the sale of land  to  prevent hundreds and thousands of natives becoming landless in the state.

“If this happens, it will not good for the natives and it will not good for the state, and it will not good for everybody,” he said.

“So what I am saying here is that the bill at this at this stage is a tool of exploitation of the poor and the less informed and less educated natives,” he said.

Saying that it is the duty of the government to protect them, he said that the bill has so many loopholes for implementation.

“For that we oppose the bill,” said Chong who is the Sarawak DAP chief.

'Have a heart for the poor landowners'

Debating  the same Bill, the DAP member for Meradong Ting Tze Fui  said that  there is an underlying worry that once this proposed Amendment Bill is passed and becomes law, the NCR lands will be easily acquired by the rich natives or the proxy, nominees or political allies who are well-connected to the prominent politicians.

“We as lawmakers shall be extra cautious and giving more thought in respect of the possible impacts and consequences of passing such a law which could be a double-edge sword as it can be positive or negative, especially when the newly amended Section 5(2) has the retrospective effect which may cause even more NCR land disputes,” she said.    

The DAP member asked the minister for rural development who is a Dayak himself to think  thrice before supporting this amendment bill just for the sake of supporting it.

“Do study carefully and have some heart for your own communities. Land is life for the natives, the Sarawak state government should have instituted pro-people policies so that these indigenous people can live and work in peace and contentment in their own lands,” said Ting.

Meanwhile, DAP Member for Dudong Yap Hoi Liong asked the government to lay down clear laws and regulations as to the sale of native titled land, sale of the native customary land (NCL) is sale of ‘temuda’ or sale of ‘pemakai menua’ so as to avoid exploitation of the rich over the poor natives.

Yap quoted Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Richard Malanjun said that if holders of NCL were or are allowed to dispose them off by way off by way of sale then the very purpose in the creation and existence of NCL would be defeated. The adat and custom of ‘tungkus asi’ would be greatly undermined.

on Malaysiakini (11/11/2014)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

首长署复函答非所问

(古晋4日讯)民主行动党古晋市国会议员兼哥打圣淘沙州议员张健仁炮轰砂州国阵政府,隐瞒砂州国阵州议员从政府的法定机构、政府机构及官联公司,领了多少薪酬。

张健仁透露,在今年5月的州议会,他提呈了以下的一个问题,即:
询问首席部长,请列出目前所有的砂州州议员在法定机构、政府机构及官联公司所被委的职位及他们各别自2009年所得到的薪酬。”

张氏指出,虽然他的问题是在5月开会前14天就提呈给州议会,但是,首长署却等到5个月后于今年1028日才给予一个答非所问的答案。

首长署给予的答案如下
州政府委任州议员出任法定机构、政府机构和官联公司职位的考量,是基于这些州议员的适合性、能力和经验,是否是这些机构所需要的。”

(Question :   To ask the Honourable Chief Minister to state all the respective positions in statutory bodies, government agencies and government-linked companies that are currently held by Honourable members of the Sarawak State Assembly and what are the respective remuneration paid to them since year 2009.

Answer :       Appointment of the Honourable Members of Sarawak State Assembly to the respective positions in statutory bodies, government agencies and government-linked companies are based on suitability, capability and experience of the candidate required by the agency concerned.)


张健仁表示,连一位读3年级的小孩子都可以看得出,这答案根本就是答非所问。

“我问首长,这些州议员从法定机构、政府机构和官联公司,拿了多少薪酬,首长却回答说,以什么准则委任这些州议员。如果考试有这样的答案,肯定是不及格的。”

张健仁质疑,难道首长署的官员或首长的智商如此低,连回答一个简单的问题也无法做到。

他说,首长署的官员或首长不可能这么差的,唯一的结论就是,他们要隐瞒事实,不愿告诉砂州人民,这些国阵的州议员,除了州议员的薪金之外,还有多少的收入来自这些法定机构、政府机构及官联公司。

“这些法定机构、政府机构及官联公司的钱也是砂州人民的钱。我们有权力知道,到底政府每个月总数还多少钱养这些国阵的州议员。”

张氏说,众所周知,多数的国阵州议员,都有被委任为这些政府法定机构、政府机构及官联公司,如古晋海港局、美里海港局、砂经济发展局和其他官联公司如砂电力公司的董事。

“砂州政府有几十个如此的法定机构、政府机构及官联公司,而国阵的州议员也有许多是这些法定机构、政府机构及官联公司的董事。他们领取的董事薪酬也是人民的钱,因此,砂州人民有权力知道,国阵的州议员到底领取了多少薪酬。

张健仁表示,自从阿德南上任砂州首长之后,他的言论展示他有意愿要落实透明和清廉施政,但是,他在议会给予的这样的答案,却和他的言论南辕北辙,完全相反。

张健仁也指出,首席部长以如此的答案,回答州议员在州议会的提问,根本就是在侮辱神圣的州议会,仿佛砂州州议会就只是这样的水准。


“因此,不论阿德南是否知道其部门对州议员的提问给予如此低级的答案,我呼吁阿德南言行一致,对于我的提问给予一个真正的答案,不要延续泰益所以留下来,不透明的行政文化。”

Monday, October 27, 2014

Towards Equal Partners

DAP 2014 Bintulu Declaration :  TOWARDS EQUAL PARTNERS

On 16th September, 1963, four nations, namely Sarawak, Sabah, Federation of Malaya and Singapore, joined to form a nation called MALAYSIA.  It was the intention of the founding fathers that all 4 are to be treated as equal partners in this new nation.

After 51 years, Sarawak is reduced to one of the 13 states in Malaysia and has become a colony of the powers that be in PUTRAJAYA.

When we agreed to form Malaysia, it was also our vision of a country where all are equal and free but the political patronage, corruption and cronyism in the system have impoverished the majority of the population with the State’s wealth controlled in the hands of a few.

DAP aims to restore the EQUAL PARTNER status of Sarawak vis-à-vis the Federation of Malaya in Malaysia and to create an environment where the people of Sarawak will be EQUAL PARTNERS to each other by fairer and more equitable management and distribution of the State’s wealth amongst all Sarawakians.

Given that the level of development in Sarawak is 20 years behind West Malaysia, DAP recognizes that more affirmative measures are required to give true meaning to the EQUAL PARTNER status.

The Bintulu Declaration is DAP’s promise to the people of Sarawak and its call on the Government to implement the reforms and policies so as to achieve the “EQUAL PARTNERS” ideals.


EQUAL PARTNERS between Sarawak and West Malaysia

1. To call upon the Federal Government to respect the true spirit of the formation of Malaysia that Malaysia is a secular state where freedom of religion shall be upheld at all time.

2. To empower the Sarawak State Government with sufficient revenue for the planning and development of Sarawak to be at par with West Malaysia by:
(a) returning to Sarawak State Government 20% Oil and Gas Royalty as compensation in lieu of oil and gas rights; and
(b) returning to Sarawak State Government 50% of all tax revenue generated and collected in Sarawak.

3. To review the Ninth Schedule of the Federal Constitution to devolve powers of education and health care to Sarawak, as well as partially allowing Sarawak to have some autonomy over its own police force.

4. To create the position of Minister for Sarawak Affair who shall have the final decision on all Federal matters in relation to or affecting Sarawak.

5. To change the present judiciary system whereby the Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak shall be at par with the Chief Judge of Malaya, with his/her own autonomous power in budgetary and administrative matters in relation to the judiciary in Sabah and Sarawak.


EQUAL PARTNERS amongst all Sarawakians

1.   To adhere to the principles of transparency, fairness and clean governance in government administration by:
(a) implementing open tenders for all government projects;
(b) implementing public bidding and open tender process for the sales and alienation of state lands to developers or plantation companies; and
(c) dividing logging licences into small areas of 500 – 1000 Hectares each and awarding these licences through public bidding or open tender process.

2. To ensure transparency and accountability in the Government administration to reduce corrupt practices and abuses by:
(a) introducing the Freedom of Information Ordinance to grant access of information to the public over all government decisions; and
(b) appointing the Opposition State Assembly member as the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for more intense and unbiased supervision of government agencies.

3. To implement a fair and equitable land policy for all by:
(a) guaranteeing the rights to renewal of land leases upon expiry;
(b) protecting the land rights of the natives of Sarawak through issuance of land titles to their Native Customary Right (NCR) land created based on their culture, traditional living and ADAT; and
(c) introducing the Land-to-the-Tiller policy whereby the state government shall grant the rural folks 20 – 30 acres of land per family and provide all financial assistance and expertise for them to cultivate their land.

4. To implement the “Home Ownership Scheme” by building sufficient good quality and reasonably priced 3-bedroom housing flats for the middle and low income earners and implement the “rent to own” policy.

5. To reform the public transport system by the government acquiring all public bus service companies in Kuching, Miri, Bintulu and Sibu and thereafter to improve its regularity and service with a view to provide free public bus services to the public in the first 5 years of its implementation. 

6. To manage our natural environment and resources in a sustainable manner so as to ensure that our future generations would continue to benefit from it.

7. To adopt an inclusive and diverse education system that will meet the needs of our multi-cultural and multi-racial society by:
(a) funding the vernacular schools;
(b) reviving the mission schools with English as the medium of instruction; 
(c) giving official recognition to certificates issued by Examination Boards which are of international standards; and 
(d) awarding scholarship based on meritocracy and principles of social justice. 

8. To restore local government elections to ensure accountability and better service of the local government to the people.

9. To set up a RM1 billion Dayak Endowment Fund to uplift the education level and commercial activities of the Dayak communities.

10. To put in place the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) to ensure a professional, clean and efficient police force to combat crimes and provide security to the people.

邁向平等夥伴

2014 年民都鲁宣言:《迈向平等伙伴》

1963年9月16日,四个国家,即,砂拉越,沙巴,马来亚联合邦与新加坡,联合组成一个国家,名为,马来西亚。 当时,倡议者的原意,是大家以“平等伙伴”的原则,组成马来西亚。

51年后的今天,砂拉越在马来西亚的地位,已被降至为马来西亚13个州属之一,并变相沦为联邦布城集权的一个“殖民地”。

当我们共同成立马来西亚的时候,大家也向往创造一个全民平等和自由的国度。 但是,政治势力的支配及贪污与朋党的泛滥,严重侵蚀多数人民的利益,而州的财富只操控在一小撮人手 中。

民主行动党旨在为争取恢复砂拉越与马来亚半岛“平等伙伴”的关系,同时,也为透过更公平和合理的州财富管理和分配,创造一个全民皆“平等伙伴”的全新环境。

基于砂拉越的发展水平比西马落后20年,民主行动党认为应以更积极的措施才能达致“平等伙伴”的真正意义。

民主行动党《2014年民都鲁宣言》是民主行动党给于砂拉越人民的承诺,也是民主行动党对国阵政府所作出的呼吁,以此宣言所列出的改革与政策,迈向“平等伙伴”的目标。


恢复砂拉越与西马“平等伙伴”的地位

1. 敦促联邦政府尊重马来西亚世俗国的建国原则,尊崇宗教自由的权力。

2. 通过以下2措施,赋予砂拉越州政府足够经济能力,以计划和发展砂州,使砂州的发展水平可与西马半岛相等:
(a)归还给砂拉越州政府,20% 石油和天然气开采税;及
(b)归还给砂拉越州政府,50% 从砂拉越所征收的所有税收。

3. 重新检讨联邦宪法第九附录有关联邦和州的权限事项,将教育与卫生事务权力,归还砂州政府,另外,也赋予州政府部份警队事务的主权。

4. 在联邦内阁成立一个全新部长职,即,“砂拉越事务部长”,并赋予权力决定任何联邦政策有关砂州的事项。

5. 修改目前的司法制度,以致沙砂大法官地位与马来亚半岛大法官地位相等,并赋予沙砂大法官权力决定沙砂两州司法的财政开支和行政事务。


创造砂州全民“平等伙伴”的环境

1. 政府行政遵循透明,公平及廉政的原则,并落实以下政策:
(a)透过公开招标程序批所有政府工程;
(b)以公开招标方式售卖政府地给私人发展或大型种植公司;及
(c)将伐木执照分为500 – 1000公顷小面积执照并以公开招标方式颁发。

2. 通过以下措施,确保政府政府行政有更高的透明度和问责制文化,以减少贪污和滥权:
(a)通过资讯自由法,赋予人民知的权力,让全民监督政府行政;及
(b)委任在野党议员为州议会公共账目委员会主席,确保更严格及不偏袒的监督政府机构。

3. 推行公平和合理的土地政策:
(a)保障地契到期获得更新的权力;
(b)保护砂拉越土著习俗地产权,按照砂拉越土著的文化、传统生活方式及习俗所建立的习俗地产权,颁发地契;及
(c)落实《耕者有其田》的目标,发放给乡村人民每户20 – 30 英亩地,并提供经济和技术上的援助,协助他们进行农耕活动。

4. 推行《居者有其屋》政策,兴建足够的高素质兼合理价格的3房式政府组屋,以“先租后售”方式,让中下收入人民有能力拥有自己的房子。

5. 全面改革城市公共巴士服务,政府收购古晋、美里、民都鲁和诗巫现有的公共巴士公司,以政府全资方式提供免费城市公共巴士服务,为期5年,之后才逐步收费。

6. 以可持续发展的原则,管理砂州天然资源,确保我们的下一代还可持续享有和受惠。

7. 实行包容性及多元化的教育制度,以符合州内多元民族与文化的社会:
(a)拨款资助各源流学校;
(b)恢复以英文为教学媒介语的教会学校;
(c)对于那些有国际水平的考试局所发出的证书,给予官方承认。
(d)以绩效制及社会公义的原则,颁发政府奖学金。

8. 恢复砂州地方政府的选举,促使地方政府的行政操作系统更具公信力,及提供人民更佳的服务。

9. 设立一个数额10亿令吉的《达雅族援助基金》,协助提升达雅族群的教育水平和商业活动。

10. 成立《警察投诉与行为不检委员会》,以确保有一个专业、廉洁及高效率的警队,打击罪犯,维持治安。
17th DAP Sarawak Annual Convention 2014

Chairman Address

(26-10-2014)

The year 2014 has been a sad year for all of us DAP Sarawak for we have lost 2 great leaders, our National Chairman, Sdr Karpal Singh and our former State Chairman, Sdr Wong Ho Leng.  Though they are no longer with us, but I believe the memory of them and their fighting spirit will remain with us forever and will continue to be our source of motivation and inspiration.

Since the present State Committee took office on 9-6-2013, it has been a very challenging time for us in the past 16 months.  We have ventured out from our traditional grounds in the urban centres to the rural areas, a new political frontier for DAP Sarawak.  

With the help of the Impian Sarawak team spearheaded by our national leaders, working hand in hand with our local Go-Rural committees, we have managed to make an impact in the rural area, providing a new alternative to the rural people.  While in the past the opposition was accused of talk only no action, we now deliver minor rural projects for the rural people.  While in the past only BN can provide minor rural projects, now we DAP can also deliver such projects.

Since the launch of Impian Sarawak in September, 2013, we have proven to some longhouses folks in Sri Aman, what BN Government estimated to be costing RM70,000 road pavement project, we did it with RM7,000.   We have connected water supply to the doorsteps of the families in the kampongs in Bengoh, Pakan, Limbang, Bintulu where the BN Government has neglected them for decades.  We helped build a house for an abused single-mother whom the BN government has turned its back on. We helped constructed jetty in Sg Rassau, Sibu. We have even constructed a 3 km road for cars to reach 2 kampongs in Mambong where previously there was only a footpath.

In fact, the Impian Sarawak Ubah brand name has struck such fear on the BN that in several occasions, projects requested by some kampongs and longhouses which have been neglected by the government for years were immediately carried out after our Impian Sarawak team paid its first visit to the kampong.

Besides carrying out these minor infrastructural projects, we also engaged in programs to uplift the earning capacity of the rural people.  In Sri Aman, we gave oil palm seedlings to the NCR land owners whom the MPOB was directed by the Sarawak Government not to give.  In Mas Gading, we taught the women, mushroom farming technics and handicraft work for them to earn extra income.

All these programs centre on one political message, what the BN can do, we can also do notwithstanding that we are in the opposition.  Vote us in as the Government, we can do a lot better than the BN.  This message has been continuously delivered to the rural folks through our regular publication and free distribution of Ubah Sarawak newsletter.

The 3 thrusts of our Impian Sarawak Go-Rural projects are namely, improving the living environment, uplifting the earning capacity and enhancing the political minds of the people in the rural area.  These will continue so long as DAP is in Sarawak.  


Political scenario in Sarawak has changed significantly since Adenan Satem replaced Taib as the Chief Minister of Sarawak on 28-2-2014.  Some say that we have lost our punching bag because Adenan Satem is a more friendly and approachable person.

I beg to differ.  It is not Taib that the people in Sarawak is against.  It is the BN policy of cronyism, monopoly of State resources in the hands of few, the land grabs and corrupt practices and abuses that the people in Sarawak is against.  These, Adenan has inherited from the previous administration.

Though Adenan Satem has made some statements that sounds good, eg. “not allowing his immediate family members to apply for state land and timber concession”, he has failed to implement policy reforms in the system to fight corruption and cronyism in the system.  Even his cabinet ministers are not singing the same tune as him.

As a result, if Adenan Satem truly wants to rid his administration of cronyism, corrupt practices and abuses, he is quite alone in BN, and he can only find friends in DAP.

As a responsible Opposition, if the Chief Minister does something bad, we criticise and oppose.  But if a Chief Minister wishes to do good for the people, we not only support, but also will make constructive proposals and list out the reforms in policies that will help him clean up his administration and help to make Sarawak a better place to live.

The State Committee presents to the Convention for adoption and approval, The DAP 2014 Bintulu Declaration titled “TOWARDS EQUAL PARTNERS”.  This Declaration will list out the promises of DAP Sarawak to the people of Sarawak and at the same time, serves as our proposal to the Sarawak BN Government for reforms towards transparent, fair and clean governance and make Sarawak a better place to live.

It will not only restore the EQUAL PARTNERS relationship between Sarawak and West Malaysia as envisaged by the founding fathers of Malaysia, but will further create an environment where all Sarawakians are treated as EQUAL PARTNERS in our nation building.
  

Chong Chieng Jen
DAP Sarawak State Chairman
第17届民主行动党砂拉越常年代表大会 2014

主席致词

(26-10-2014)

对于砂州民主行动党而言,2014年是一个令人伤心的一年,因为我们失去两位伟大的领袖,他们就是,我们已故全国主席卡巴星同志和已故前砂州主席黄和联同志。 虽然他们已离我们而去,但我相信,他们永远会在我们的记忆中,而他们的精神也将继续成为我们政治斗争的动力。

自2013年6月9日成立今届州委,过去的16个月,对砂州行动党是一个充满挑战的16个月。 这期间,我们真正跨出我们传统的城市地区,我们积极的进军乡区,并开拓一个全新的战线。

在我党中央领导的“砂拉越之梦”团队和本州的“进军乡区委员会”配合之下,我们开始在乡区建立起一些基础。 更重要的是,我们提供给乡区人民,一个全新的选择。  过去,国阵常常指责在野党“只会说,不会做”,现在,我们已为乡村人民落实了许多项的小型乡村发展工程。 过去只有国阵可以提供小型乡村发展工程,现在我们也做得到了。

自2013年9月我党开始“砂拉越之梦”的计划,我们以行动证明给斯里阿曼一些长屋居民看,国阵估计需要7万令吉的铺路工程,我们只以7千令吉就完成了。我们也替住在文莪区、Pakan、林梦和民都鲁的一些被国阵政府长期忽略的长屋和甘榜居民,把水管接到他们的家里。 我们协助一位被长期被欺凌而也被国阵政府遗弃的单亲妈妈,建一间简单的房子。在诗巫的Sg Rassau的长屋,我们协助修补他们损坏不堪的码头。我们甚至替曼旺区的两个甘榜把原本长达3公里的步行山路,扩建为可通车的石头路。

其实,现今“砂拉越之梦”的品牌,已为国阵带来极大的震撼。有时,一些受忽略的甘榜,他们所要求的小型基建工程,多年不受理会,但在“砂拉越之梦”团队拜访他们甘榜的消息传开之后,他们所要求的工程就政府立刻开工。

除了进行这些小型基建工程,我们也进行提示乡村居民的经济能力。在斯里阿曼,砂拉越州政府禁止马来西亚油棕局发油棕幼苗给那些没有地契的土著习俗地地主,我们则提供油棕幼苗给他们,让他们能够在他们的习俗地上种植油棕。 在Mas Gading,我们为许多妇女提供磨菇种植培训课程,也安排课程教导她们一些手工艺,使她们能够赚取一些的收入。

我党“砂拉越之梦”的这些工程和计划,带给乡村人民一个强有力的信息,那就是,国阵政府能做到的,虽然我们不是政府,我们也可以做到。 若给我们做一次政府的机会,我们肯定会比国阵做得更好。 我们透过定期出版及免费派发的“乌巴砂拉越”刊物,将这信息不断的传达给乡区的居民,进行政治思想教育工作。

我们的“砂拉越之梦”有3大目标,即,改善生活环境、提升经济能力和增强政治思考。 这是我党的长期政治斗争目标和路线,只要行动党有在砂拉越的一天,我们都会进行这些进军乡区的计划。


自从阿德南在今年2月28日接任成为砂州首长之后,因为他较为友善和亲民的作风,有人认为我们已失去一个攻击的目标。但我并不以为然。

我相信砂拉越人民抗拒的不是泰益本人,而是国阵的朋党作业、资源垄断、掠夺土地、贪污和滥权的政策。 这些不公平的政策,还是从前任首长的行政承传下来给阿德南。 虽然他个人发表了一些让人振奋的言论如,“不允许他的直系亲属申请政府地和伐木执照”,但是他还没有落实任何政策上的改革有系统性的打击贪污和朋党作业。 就连他的内阁成员,也没有公开支持他的言论和立场。 所以,要打击贪腐,阿德南只能在行动党,找到朋友。

作为一个负责任的在野党,当首席部长施政不良,我们会不留余地的做出反对和批评。但是,当首席部长有意愿要做一些有益于人民的事情时,我们不只会给予支持,也会提出建设性的建议,并列出一系列的政策改革议程,协助他建立一个透明、公平、清廉的施政和把砂拉越打造成一个更好的地方。

有鉴于此,我们民主行动党砂州委员会,今日提呈给大会,寻求大会的通过,砂州民主行动党的2014年民都鲁宣言,题为《迈向平等伙伴》。 这是我们给予砂州人民的承诺,同时也是我们向国阵政府所作出的建议,如何建立一个透明、公平、清廉的施政,给砂拉越人民一个更好的居住环境。

这宣言的议程,若得以实现,它将恢复我们砂拉越参组马来西亚时,砂拉越和西马《平等伙伴》的关系。 它也将创造一个砂拉越全民皆是《平等伙伴》的环境,不分彼此的建设砂州。


张健仁
民主行动党砂州主席

Sunday, October 26, 2014

ISTIWAJAR花园住宅区 围墙龟裂土地下陷

(本报民都鲁25日讯)砂行动党主席兼古晋区国会议员张建仁表示,目前,该党将会针对民都鲁丹绒巴都路ISTIWAJAR花园住宅区所发生的围墙龟裂,土地下陷问题,在即将到来的砂州立法议会会议中,由基都隆区州议员周政新代表提呈,希望负责部长以及负责部门能够尽快的让该住宅区居民获得维修相关问题。
砂行动党主席兼古晋区国会议员张建仁(中)指出,该党将会委托都东区州议员叶海量律师来负责民都鲁ISTIWAJAR住宅区居民所面对的房屋墙壁龟裂,地陷等问题的法律援助。左为都东区州议员叶海量律师,右为基都隆区州议员周政新。
张建仁指出,一个发展商或承包商,甚至地方政府应该要对社会上的发展计划,以人民为先的服务为广大市民绩效服务,而不是为了发展计划而忽略附近地区人民的安稳。
“如果承包商或发展商在工程进行之后,导致附近住宅区的住家发生龟裂或泥土下陷,就应该积极主动作出了解,以及负责赔偿,而不是采取不加理会的行为。”
张建仁指出,我们每个人,如果在看到家园遭破坏的时候,心情肯定是会很糟糕,而且这或许是一些人储蓄了一生的积蓄来购买房子,但是却发生类似龟裂或是泥土下陷的问题,肯定会心情不好,甚至会影响到本身还必须先动用一笔费用来进行维修。
“就好比说一个人买了房子,但是因为附近进行工程进展,导致房子范围的墙壁龟裂,泥土下陷,地砖也因为地基遭破坏而导致地砖出现裂痕,甚至造成倾斜等状况,肯定心情是特别不好受的!”
犹如侵犯产权
张建仁指出,这种不负责的建筑工程,就好比侵犯产权的行为,尤其是民都鲁发展局,因为民都鲁发展局乃是民都鲁省的地方政府,应该以民为本的原则来为民服务,但如今却没有看到该局采取积极的应对措施,或巡视ISTIWAJAR住宅区的行动。
“民都鲁发展局乃批准工程的部门,应该要在工程进行的当儿,派员前来巡视了解,积极的与地方人民沟通,了解最新进展,而不是只听取发展商,建筑商的片面之词就好。这种行为应该要改善。”
张建仁也于昨日巡视ISTIWAJAR住宅区民房龟裂,土地下陷问题之后,向本报记者表示,将会由基都隆区州议员周政新收集情报,以便在即将于今年11月10日召开的砂州立法议会会议中提呈向政府反映。
“由我们州议员在州立法议会中,向民都鲁发展局施压。”
张建仁也表示,一旦有关当局还是继续的不加理会或是不予回应,那么这件事情,相信会在法庭上寻求解决。
张建仁也不希望类似事件会衍生至法庭程序,相信会有一个圆满的解决方法,尤其是居民会获得当局的赔偿等等。
张建仁也指出,如果这件事情无法在州议会中获得妥善解决的话,那么行动党将会由都东区州议员叶海量律师负责跟进这事情。
都东区州议员叶海量也表示,行动党将会协助ISTIWAJAR花园住宅区的居民,根据有关事件,提供法律援助。
取自诗华日报(26/10/2014)