Friday, March 20, 2015

伊斯兰党的“背后插刀”在吉兰丹提呈伊刑法,砂民联的破裂已成为无可避免的现实

有鉴于伊斯兰党的“背后插刀”在吉兰丹提呈伊刑法,砂民联的破裂已成为无可避免的现实。
我将在近期召开砂州委员会,做出最后的决定,即,砂行动党是否退出民联。
以目前伊党的立场和路线,砂民联的破裂似乎在所难免。 但是,这是自我于2013年接掌砂州行动党主席之职后,所将做出的最重要的一个决定。 因此,我不能个人做出宣布,必须得到全体州委的通过,才可做出进一步的宣布。
原则上,是伊党违背民联协议,应该是由伊党推出民联。 但是,民联3党目前只有行动党坚持针对施行伊刑法的强烈抗议,在其他友党还没有做出任何表态的情况下,行动党唯有退出此联盟。
无论如何,人民可以看清的一个事实: 吉兰丹伊刑法的通过,也是得到巫统的全力支持,而巫统则是国阵的主干政党。 这是伊党和巫统的合作下所一起通过的法律。
行动党反对施行伊刑法的立场,一贯始终,从来没有改变。
更重要的是,国阵内的“非巫统”政党,也应该强烈和明确的表明反对施行伊刑法的立场,不论是伊斯兰党的或是巫统的伊刑法。
当年砂拉越和沙巴、马来亚及新加坡联合成立马来西亚,其中一个条件就是马来西亚是世俗国。 这也是为什么砂拉越没有官方宗教。 因此,伊党和巫统318的联手通过伊刑法,已违背了马来西亚建国的协议。
因此,我呼吁,砂拉越所有的政党,基于我们建国契约,大力谴责伊党和巫统这两个政党,在破坏马来西亚的建国基石。

DAP Sarawak will have no choice but to consider taking the final step to leave Pakatan Rakyat.

In light of the “back-stabbing” by PAS in the tabling of the hudud bill in Kelantan, it is now either PAS or DAP in Pakatan Rakyat Sarawak. Given the said betrayal, DAP Sarawak will have no choice but to consider taking the final step to leave Pakatan Rakyat.
As of now, I see no other option but the break of PR Sarawak.
However, as this is the most important decision to be made since I took helm of the State Committee in June 2013, I shall convene a DAP Sarawak State Committee meeting to decide on the matter and get endorsement from the full committee soon.
Meanwhile, it is to be noted that the Kelantan Hudud amendment bill was fully supported by UMNO, which is the backbone of Barisan Nasional. It is a collaboration of both PAS and UMNO in pushing through this hudud law.
There is no question that DAP shall take a strong stand against the implementation of hudud law in Malaysia. More importantly, all the non-UMNO parties in BN must also make their stand loud and clear, not only to PAS but also to UMNO.
When Sarawak join with Sabah, Federation of Malaya and Singapore to form Malaysia, it is a condition that Malaysia shall remain a secular State. This is especially so as there is till this day no official religion for Sarawak.
The move by PAS, supported by UMNO, has undermined the formation of Malaysia.
Therefore, I call upon all political parties in Sarawak to condemn the passing of the hudud law and any attempt by any person or political party to undermine the secular status of Malaysia, be it by PAS or UMNO.

20/3/2015
Chong Chieng Jen
Member of Parliament for Bandar Kuching
ADUN Kota Sentosa

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Motion to protect rights of 200 Orang Asal families submitted

The Sarawak Government must stop the policy of giving land away cheaply to its cronies while the people receive nothing in terms of compensation.


KUALA LUMPUR: Bandar Kuching MP Chong Chieng Jen on Tuesday submitted to the Speaker a motion under standing order 18 (1) to ask Parliament to give immediate consideration for the protection of the human rights and welfare of over 200 Orang Asal families in Bintulu “to avoid any serious conflict and fighting”.
One hundred and ten families in the Sebatang area, Tg. Kidurong road, Bintulu have been given until Wednesday to vacate the land or their houses will be demolished.
A company, which has been given the land by the Sarawak Government, has been seen going around the affected homes . “The affected folks said that it’s not that they do not want to move but they really do not have a place to move to,” said Chong.
A High Court Judge has set April 21, 2015 to hear the case of another 91 families in the same area who are defendants. The defendants had been brought up to the Bintulu High court to vacate the land Lot 3113, Kemena Land District where they had been staying for decades.
The second group of affected families are being represented by Padungan MP Wong King Wei.
Kidurong Assemblyman Chiew Chin Sing called on the government to step in and “allocate a place for the over 200 families to move to and resolve the situation amicably before it is too late”.
He said that it was ironical that the Sarawak Government should sell the 200-acre property for RM27.8 million in 2012 to a private company while the Orang Asal who had been staying there for decades received nothing and had to leave.
“The premium for the 200 acre land is RM27.8 million or RM139,000 an acre while the value of the land there is easily ten times that,” he said. “It is high time the Sarawak Government stop the policy of giving land cheaply to its cronies while the people continue to be neglected by it.”

on freemalaysiatoday (17/3/2015)

Saturday, March 14, 2015

张健仁抨击阿邦佐 消费税言论混淆人民

(本报古晋13日讯)行动党国州议员张健仁抨击砂房屋部长拿督阿玛阿邦佐哈里和砂房屋助理部长拿督阿都卡林在“消费税导致房屋涨价与否”一事,发表不同的言论,令人民感到混淆!
他吁请州内阁部长在发表任何言论之前,都必须清楚了解整体情况。
身兼古晋区国会议员及哥打圣淘沙区州议员的张健仁于今日召开新闻发布会时,发表是项谈话。

他披露,阿邦佐哈里于2014年10月13日发表“消费税实施将促使房价下跌,除非我的数学很差”,并说明消费税只有征收6%税务,销售税则是征收10%,因此房价必然会因着消费税而降低。
他继称,但是阿都卡林于2015年3月7日则表示“消费税将导致房屋价格调涨3%至4%。”

他声称,房屋部长和房屋助理部长发表不同的言论,令人民感到混淆,是非常不妥当的做法。
他认为,部长应该了解实际情况之后,才发表言论。
与此同时,他表示,个人认为阿都卡林的言论比较正确,原因是建筑材料目前并没有被征收10%销售税,然而从今年4月开始必须被征收6%消费税,因此房屋建筑成本会提高,房价也会调涨。

取自诗华日报(14/3/2015)
           

行动党动议 “达雅”字眼取代“土著”

(本报古晋13日讯)砂行动党将于来临的砂州立法议会提呈一项动议,要求州政府以“达雅”字眼取代官方表格内种族栏的“土著”(Bumiputera)或“其他”(Lain-lain)。
该党欢迎国阵州议员同样提出类似的动议,或是“骑劫”该党的这项动议。

该党国州议员张健仁于今日召开新闻发布会时,如是披露。
他表示,本身以古晋区国会议员身份日前在国会中提问中央政府在此课题的立场,获得首相署部长拿督约瑟恩都鲁的回答。
他指出,约瑟恩都鲁声称东马少数土著技术委员会已被政府委派进行探讨工作,收集达雅民族的意见,于2015年2月份在诗巫、美里和古晋,跟达雅非政府组织进行对话交流,大部分认同应以“达雅”字眼取代官方表格内种族栏的“其他”(Lain-lain)。
为达雅同胞争取权益
“部长表示,有关委员会已在2015年3月5日提呈相关建议予中央内阁,寻求政府的批准。”
他要求中央政府尽快给予批准,不要耗时良久来处理此课题,毕竟这是达雅族群的意愿。
与此同时,也是哥打圣淘沙区州议员的张健仁披露,该党将于来临的砂州立法议会提呈一项动议,要求州政府统一以“达雅”字眼取代官方表格内种族栏的“土著”(Bumiputera)或“其他”(Lain-lain)。
他呼吁所有朝野州议员都支持这项动议,为达雅同胞争取权益。
他笑称,国阵州议员也可提呈类似的动议,或是“骑劫”该党的这项动议,该党无任欢迎。
取自诗华日报(14/3/2015)

Motion to recognise Sarawak natives as ‘Dayak’ on government forms to be tabled in next DUN sitting

KUCHING: Kota Sentosa assemblyman Chong Chieng Jen will table a motion in the next State Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting, calling for an amendment to the Sarawak Interpretation Ordinance 2005 to classify natives in Sarawak as ‘Dayak’ on official government forms, rather than the current ‘Dan Lain-lain’ (DLL).

Chong, who is also Bandar Kuching MP, also urged the federal cabinet to adopt the recommendation of the Minority Bumiputera Technical Committee to classify natives in Sarawak as ‘Dayak’.

“We call upon all ADUN (assemblymen and assemblywomen) in Sarawak to support our motion but if they want to put in the motion before us, or they want to put in the amendment to the Interpretation Ordinance before us, they are most welcome to do so,” he told a press conference here yesterday.
Chong, also national DAP vice chairman and the party’s state chairman, pointed out that the tabling of the motion would be what DAP could do at state-level.

At the national level, he said a written reply he received from the Parliament on Wednesday (March 11) stated that the government had entrusted the technical committee to conduct studies into the subject matter.

Based on the reply, he noted that the committee had met up with Dayak professionals and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) here, as well as in Sibu and Miri last month – with all those concerned unanimously agreeing on classifying the natives in Sarawak as ‘Dayak’ instead of ‘DLL’ on all official government forms.

The reply added that a meeting on March 5 had decided on submitting a proposal to the federal cabinet to replace ‘DLL’ with ‘Dayak’ on official government forms, he said.

“We call upon the federal cabinet to adopt this recommendation of the technical committee of Sabah and Sarawak,” he said, adding such move was to finalise and legalise the term Dayak as a race.

Chong said with the government adopting the recommendation, it represented a small step towards the recognition of the term Dayak to describe the natives of Sarawak.
“We call upon the federal cabinet not to sit on the recom

on BorneoPost(14/3/2015)

Chong: House prices will definitely rise after GST

Sarawak DAP chief Chong Chieng Jen is certain that the prices of houses will definitely rise with the implementation of goods and services tax (GST) on April 1.

“I can assure you that the prices of houses will rise due to the prices of building materials, such as cement and steel bars, which are subject to the six percent tax,” Chong told the media.

He said he found it amusing or even strange that Sarawak Housing Minister Abang Johari Openg and his deputy Abdul Karim Hamzah have been issuing contradictory statements on the impact of the GST on the prices of housing after its implementation in April.

Chong yesterday showed a newspaper clipping dated Oct 13, 2014, to reporters, which quoted Abang Johari (left) as saying: “After the implementation of GST, house prices should fall, unless my maths is very poor.

“Prospective house buyers in Sarawak should not fall for the claims by developers that property prices would increase following the implementation of GST on April 1, saying that buyers would not be burdened by the six percent GST as developers would enjoy an input tax deduction for the building materials they used.

“They have to pay GST for the materials, of course, but at the end of the day the building process chain, developers can claim GST back on what they had purchased.

“The price of houses cannot be higher than what it is now. At the moment you are paying 10 percent government tax, plus six percent sales tax. If it imposed at six percent, then it should be lower. That’s the logic,” Abang Johari had said.

'Year-to-year prices will appreciate'

Chong who is the MP for Bandar Kuching and Kota Sentosa assemblyperson, then showed another paper clipping dated March 7 this year which quoted Abdul Karim as saying that after the implementation of GST, house prices would increase by three to four percent.

“It (price) might probably be a three to four percent increase, but then it is still subject to market forces. Year-to-year the prices will definitely appreciate,” Abdul Karim had said.

Chiding Abang Johari for his ‘poor maths’, Chong told newsmen that he agreed with Abdul Karim for the fact that a lot of building materials are not subject to sales tax, but when GST is implemented, prices of building materials, such as cement and steel bars, would be subjected to the six percent tax.

Abdul Karim was correct to say that house buyers could expect to pay more for house prices after April 1, citing a terrace house as an example.

He said that a buyer who went for a terrace house which was worth RM350,000 would be expected to pay another RM30,000 for the total cost of GST.
 
on Malaysiakini(14/3/2015)