Saturday, August 30, 2014

证明人民支持火箭,挑战土保党出战市区。

(本报古晋29日讯)城市选区的有识选民大多因为拒绝贪污滥权﹐朋党主义等因素﹐而在砂国阵与行动党之间选择支持行动党﹐所以砂土保党如果对有关事项存有怀疑的话﹐那该党在下次选举时大可与砂人联党交换选区﹐以负责出战州内的城市选区。
与人联交换选区
砂行动党主席张健仁是在今早于该党总部召开的新闻发布会上发言时﹐如是表示。
他披露﹐在砂州的城市选区方面﹐该些有识选民就往往在砂国阵与行动党之间﹐选择支持行动党。
“城市选区的有识选民大多选择行动党﹐这是因为﹐他们拒绝贪污滥权﹐也拒绝朋党主义。”
他续称﹐如果砂土保党对有关事项存有怀疑的话﹐那该党在下次选举时大可与砂人联党交换选区﹐以负责出战州内的城市选区。
与此同时﹐他说﹐砂行动党在禁止巫统东渡砂州一事上所持有的立场﹐就像砂首长丹斯里阿迪南沙登禁止西马种族极端分子﹑宗教狂热分子等人前来砂州的原则一样。
他也透露﹐在西马政党方面﹐砂州人民接纳了砂行动党﹐却拒绝接纳巫统。
另一方面﹐他披露﹐砂首长丹斯里阿迪南沙登日前发言时曾经提及说﹐砂州人民的事务应该由砂州人民自己决定。
他说明﹐在有关事项上﹐他要说明的一点就是﹐砂行动党向来拥有自主权﹐并且可自行就砂州事务﹑砂州政策做出决定。
“行动党砂州委员会的成员﹐就100%是砂拉越人﹐而我们的决策﹐也不受西马行动党的约束。”
取自诗华日报(29/08/2014)

Four reasons to bar Umno from Sarawak

Umno should be barred from setting foot in Sarawak on four grounds – racial bigotry, religious extremism, corruption and nepotism – that the party practises.

This is unlike DAP, which practises multi-racialism and multi-culturalism, Sarawak DAP chief Chong Chieng Jen said today.

“Sarawak Chief Minister Adenan Satem must be either playing dumb or is truly ignorant of the differences between Umno and DAP,” Chong said when commenting on a statement made by Adenan.

Adenan had said on  Wednesday night that he not only supported the banning of Umno from coming to Sarawak, but added that the ban should also apply to DAP, PKR and PAS.

He said he agreed with Chong that Umno should be banned from Sarawak, and that it  should apply to DAP, PKR and PAS as well, since these parties are all from Peninsular Malaysia.

Chong, who is the MP for Bandar Kuching and Kota Sentosa assemblyperson, said: “Umno is rejected by Sarawakians not only because it is corrupt, but more importantly because it is a racist and religious extremist party.

Why Sarawakians accept DAP

“The party is prone to playing racial and religious issues and disuniting the people along these lines, while DAP  practises multi-racialism.

“That is why Sarawakians accept DAP and reject Umno,” he said.

“To say that just because we stop Umno, we must also stop DAP, PKR and PAS from coming to Sarawak is tantamount to saying that we should not only stop religious extremists and racial bigots from coming to the state, but all West Malaysians as well.”

He said Sarawak DAP is autonomous on matters relating to the state, with all its decisions made by the state committee, the highest decision-making body of the partyin Sarawak, with all done independently of the national DAP.

“I, therefore, urge Adenan Satem not to treat Sarawakians as naïve and make naïve statements to try to confuse the people.

“Sarawakians accept DAP because it is multi-racial and multi-religious, while Sarawakians reject Umno as it practises racial bigotry and religious extremism,” Chong added.
on Malaysiakini (29/08/2014)

Friday, August 22, 2014

10% stake peanuts compared to 20% Oil & Gas Royalty

The Sarawak Government should not be so contented about the 10% share in MLNG 4 and treat it as a substitute for 20% oil and gas royalty. 

If we were to compare the revenue generated from the 10% equity and the 20% oil and gas royalty, there is a shocking disparity.


The Sarawak State Government’s Financial Statement published in the 2012 Auditor-General’s Report shows the following:

Dividend Paid by MLNG 1, 2 & 3 to the Sarawak State Government

Company
2008
(RM million)
2009
(RM million)
2010
(RM million)
2011
(RM million)
2012
(RM million)
Malaysia Liquefied Natural Gas SdnBhd
435.00
255.00
250.00
405.00
350.00
Malaysia LNG DuaSdnBhd
550.00
180.00
560.00
910.00
710.00
Malaysia LNG TigaSdnBhd
530.00
260.00
390.00
520.00
460.50

On the other hand, the 5% Oil and Gas Royalty revenue received by the Sarawak State Government over the same period as reported in the same report are as follows:


2008
(RM million)
2009
(RM million)
2010
(RM million)
2011
(RM million)
2012
(RM million)
Compensation in Lieu of Oil Rights
1,322.60
894.21
899.20
1,096.50
1,238.42
Compensation in Lieu of Gas Rights
819.69
970.73
830.81
953.48
1,387.14
Total Revenue from the 5% Oil & Gas Royalties
2,142.29
1,864.94
1,730.01
2,049.98
2,625.56


From these past records of revenues, it is obvious that revenue generated from the 10% shareholding in MLNG 2 or 3 (Sarawak has 10% stake in these companies) is only 1/10th of the potential revenue that can be generated from the additional 15% of the oil and gas royalty.

Moreover, to participate in the 10% stake, the Sarawak Government is expected to come up with capital contribution in the millions.


As the Opposition Leader of the Sarawak State, I advise the BN State Government to hold firm to the unanimous decision of the DewanUndanganNegeri in passing the resolution for the 20% oil and gas royalty for Sarawak and not be penny wise pound foolish by being veered from the 20% oil and gas royalty demand with this 10% stake in MLNG 4.

马液化天然煤气第四分厂10%股权,不能与砂20%石油天然气开采税相提并论


针对砂首长阿迪南于前日所宣布的,砂州将于马来西亚液化天然煤气第四分厂(MLNG 4)的股份提升至10%,我认为,这项宣布并没有为砂州在石油领域有任何加分性质。

事实就是,自1990年代,砂州在马液化天然煤气的第二和第三分厂,就已获得10%的股权。 因此,今天砂州政府得到马液化天然煤气第四分厂的10%股权,也即是说,我们在液化天然煤气领域,仍旧保持着1990年代的权益,即,10%的参股权,没有进步,也没退步。

反而是,若我们砂州在马液化天然煤气第四分厂得到少过10%的股权,那就代表说,我们在这方面的权益在开倒车。

所以,阿迪南今次宣布砂州在马液化天然煤气第四分厂得到10%的股权,极其量也只是代表我们砂州权益没有进一步的被联邦政府剥夺,并非如阿迪南所说的,砂州的权益得到提升。

另外,我也要提醒砂州政府,马液化天然煤气第四分厂的10%股权,与砂州议会今年5月所通过的争取20%石油和天然气开采税的议决案,根本就是两回事。

砂州政府获准持有马液化天然煤气第四分厂10%的股权,是砂州政府的投资,就如砂州政府投资一些公司的股票。 砂州政府也需注资去买这10%的股权。 之后,如果公司赚钱,砂州政府则分得公司扣除所有开支之后的盈利的10%股息。 如果公司没赚钱,则砂州政府这10%股权也没股息好分。

相比我们在州议会所通过的,那20%开采税是在砂州所抽取的天然煤气的价值的20%,只要PETRONAS有抽取天然气,不论它有没有赚钱,砂州政府就可得到20%的税收。

简单的对比就是: 马液化天然煤气第四分厂的10%股权时一项投资,而20%开采税是我们砂州人民的权力。

20%开采税谈判是否已触礁?

砂州议会在今年5月的州议会一致通过向联邦政府争取20%的石油天然气的开采税,至今也已3个月。砂州人民只听楼梯响,不见人下来。今天却看到砂州政府把原本享有的权益(10%的股权),当成是争取20%开采税谈判的成绩。

这是否意味着,砂州政府向联邦政府争取20%开采税的谈判已触礁。阿迪南应告诉砂州人民,最近一轮PETRONAS和砂州政府的会谈,到底谈出什么东西,为何3个月过了,只争取到自己原有的权益?


21-8-2014

张健仁
古晋市国会议员兼哥打圣淘沙州议员

民主行动党砂州主席兼全国副主席

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Surreptitious Conversion to Invited Tender Has to Be Prevented


DAP watching closely the open tender for the BatangSamarahan Bridge to prevent another surreptitious conversion to “invited tender” magical craft by Ministry of Finance and Jabatan Kerja Raya (JKR).

On 16-8-2014, the JKR has published in the major local newspaper calling for open tenders for the projects, including, inter alia,

1.         Tender No. T/399/08/2014
            Construction and Completion of the Proposed Bridge over Batang Samarahan, Samarahan Division, Sarawak

This is an advertisement for open tender of the above project.


Previously, there were 3 open tender projects which were also advertised by JKR in most of the major local newspaper but after many contractors submitted their tender document (about 50 contractors submitted their tender for each of the 3 projects), the Ministry of Finance surreptitiously converted the said open tenders to “invited tenders”, excluding all the contractors not included in the invitees lists which contain only 10 contractors.

These 3 projects are:
1.         The Construction and Completion of Projek Jalan Poi/Ngemah/Temalat/Song/Kapit, Seksyen C Fasa 3, Pakej B, Jalan Song/Sg.Yong, BahagianKapit (CH.5+460 to CH.17+560)

2.         The Construction and Completion of Projek Jalan Poi/Ngemah/Temalat/Song/Kapit, Seksyen C Fasa 3, Pakej C, Jalan Song/Sg.Yong, BahagianKapit (CH.17+543 to CH.33+120)

3.         The Construction and Completion of the Kanowit Bridge

Though the reasons given by the Ministry of Finance was that these projects need to be implemented urgently, but the award of the projects has been delayed by almost 6 months because of the conversion to “invited tender”.  Till this day, the projects are still not awarded.

Company searches made on the invitees showed that a company with less than RM500,000.00 net assets, another company formed only in year 2011 and another company with the registered nature of business as “transportation”.

Each of the above 3 projects has an estimated project value of RM100 million.  How did these companies become the invitees to tender for these projects.


Given the suspicious track record of these JKR projects, the DAP will be monitoring the tender process of this BatangSamarahan bridge closely.  We do not want another 4th incident of “open tender becoming invited tender” magical craft again by the Ministry of Finance and the JKR.



Meanwhile, since the 30-day deadline given by me previously for the Ministry of Finance to explain on the 3 projects is up and that the Ministry of Finance has yet to give an explanation therefor, we DAP shall be making arrangement to lodge a formal complaint with the MACC next week.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Response to Selangor MB Crisis

雪州卡立的事件,虽然是非常不幸,但是,这是任何组织都可能面对的问题。 就把它视为民联“净化”和“进化”的成长过程。 

暴风雨过后,终究会有风和日丽的到来。 几个领袖的叛变,只是历史的过程。 最重要民主行动党本质和原则不变,宗旨贯彻始终。

The Khalid incidence in Selangor is unfortunate, but it is something that could happen to any organisation. Look at it as a growing process of "filtering" and "progressing".

There is always the calm after a storm. The betrayal by a few leaders is just the passage of history. The most important thing is that the core values and principles of DAP do not change and that we stick to them till the end.

Kampung Kiding Run


                   
Come celebrate Malaysia Day in a meaningful manner in Kampung Kiding, Sarawak by taking part in a cross-country run in an area known for its breathtaking natural beauty! Join us as we celebrate too our biggest project so far - a 3km long village road which crosses rivers and ravines at several points.

Registration is now open!
Interested individuals may register at DAP Sarawak HQ. (Contact: Billy 082-335531)

For more info about Impian Sarawak projects, email impiansarawak@gmail.com. For info about the Kiding Run, email whybilly88@gmail.com.