Monday, September 29, 2014

国会下议院提呈15项问题

即将于10月召开的国会下议院会议中提呈了以下15项问题:

1.    询问教育部长,有关今年UPSR六年级检定考试泄题事件的调查结果。 政府将采取什么措施以便今后类似事件不会再次发生。

2.    询问首相有关国油(PETRONAS)和其他石油公司所签署的《生产分配合约》(Production Sharing Contract)的详细合同条款,尤其有关在砂拉越生产石油和天然气利润的分配。 联邦政府是否有意调高砂拉越石油和天然气的开采税。

3.    询问首相,请列出,那些被指定可参与投标帛省桑路B段(Pakej B)工程“特定招标”的承包商名单。 最后,那一位承包商得标,而其所得标的数额是多少。

4.    询问首相,针对印尼法庭已定罪两位Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad 公司代表,于20136月至8月期间造成严重烟霾污染,影响数以百万印尼、新加坡和马来西亚人民,马来西亚政府将采取什么行动对付有关公司。

5.    询问内政部长,为何网赌活动(马机赌博活动)在砂拉越仍然猖狂和泛滥。 至今,警察部队已采取了什么行动对付这问题,为何警察的这些行动并没有奏效。

6.    询问首相,于2014年,到底批出多少拨款以提升泛婆大道的工程,而这些拨款到底用了多少。 政府于2015年将拨多少拨款用以提升泛婆大道?

7.    询问卫生部长,既然首相之前于2011年承诺将在2013年底完成斯里阿曼医院的工程,为何该工程至今仍被废置。

8.    询问首相,联邦政府是否有拨款进行砂沙两州建大型水坝的环境和社会影响评估研究。这些评估研究的报告时什么。是否有其他比建水坝更环保或对自然环境更友善的发电方式。

9.    询问首相,联邦政府和州政府于今年付还多少费用庆祝独立日和马来西亚日。 2011年,2012年和2013年,组办这些庆祝的费用是多少。

10.   询问首相,雇员公积金局和公务员退休基金局,是否有直接或间接投资马航股票。 这两个基金局在投资马航所蒙受的亏损有多少。

11.   询问财政部长,请列出,在即将在201541日落实的消费税制度之下,全部获得豁免的商品和服务。

12.   询问首相,为何政府至今还未拨款给古晋南市市议会以提升Sungai Apong8C8D8E8F8G巷的泥沟为洋灰沟。 政府何时才会拨出这项拨款。

13.   询问首相,请列出,那些被指定可参与投标帛省桑路(Pakej C)工程“特定招标”的承包商名单。 最后,那一位承包商得标,而其所得标的数额是多少。

14.   询问首相,请列出,那些被指定可参与投标加拿逸桥工程“特定招标”的承包商名单。 最后,那一位承包商得标,而其所得标的数额是多少。


15.   询问首相,请列出,自2006年至2016年,砂州31国会选区每年所得到的发展拨款的数额。


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

Friday, September 26, 2014

促政府搁置在2015年4月1日实施消费税的决定

(古晋25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敦促政府搁置在201541日实施消费税的决定。

张健仁说,既然人联党的新主席沈桂贤口口声声说和首相纳吉很好,他更应该好好利用他的“良好关系”,以人民利益为先,说服纳吉搁置实施消费税。

“沈桂贤不但没有叫纳吉不落实消费税,反而帮助纳吉叫人民接受消费税。看来,人联党就算是换了领导层,还是没有改变其‘做国阵说客’的角色。”

张健仁指出,消费税从经济学的角度来看,是一项“累退税”。讲得通俗点,即是,收入越低的人士,所负担的税率就越高。

他举例,就以一个月收入3000令吉和一个月收入30000令吉的家庭来做比较。这两个家庭都有5个成员(父母和3个小孩),而平均一个月花费在3餐的费用,大概是1000令吉。在6%的消费税落实之后,这两个家庭早餐的开支都各自增加60令吉的消费税。对于月收入3000令吉的家庭,60令吉的额外开支是相等于它的收入的2%,而对于月收入30000令吉的家庭,这60令吉的额外开支则只是它收入的0.2%

“因此,对于月收入3000令吉的家庭,他们将更感到这6%消费税的负担。这就是经济学所谓的‘累退税’。相比收入,低收入群还更多的税率。”

张氏非议政府所谓的‘在消费税的制度下,消费多就还多税’的论调。这种论调只是非常表面,似是而非的误导性论调

张健仁表示,目前,马来西亚只有10%的人口还税。剩余的90%人口,因为收入未达到还税的水平,所以不需要还税。但是,当消费税落实之后,这90%的人口都必须还税。对于备受生活负担压迫的中下收入人民,消费税的落实,简直就是百上加斤,落井下石。

“根据财政部的预计,相比目前的服务税(ServiceTax)和销售税(SalesTax),消费税(GST)的落实,将为政府一年增加110亿令吉的税收。换言之,落实消费税之后,全国3000万人口将多还110亿令吉的税务给政府。”

张氏说,这将大大的减少人民的‘可支配收入’,进而消减内需,加剧经济萧条。

他说,目前许多商家都可感觉到市场非常“静”,人民没有什么消费能力,除了几个与政府高官有挂钩的朋党。万一消费税在实施,市场将会“静”上加“静”。


“纳吉应该以减少贪污和浪费来‘节流’,而非以加重人民负担来‘开源’。”

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

损失大约4亿 政府地低价卖促交代

(本报古晋22日讯)政府地廉价批给私人发展公司!砂州行动党主席张健仁要求砂州务秘书在10天对此作出澄清及交代。

砂州行动党主席张健仁今日召开新闻发布会透露,位于石角新市镇对面的一片面积达267.15英亩的土地,被州政府以低于市价即一英亩43万的价格批给私人发展公司从中牟取暴利。
每英亩约200万卖43万
他说,按照市场价格,该片政府地每英亩售价可高达200万令吉,整片地估计市价高达5亿3400万令吉,如今州政府却仅以每英亩43万令吉低价出售给私人发展公司,导致政府平白损失至少4亿令吉的收入。
他说道,他曾经就该片土地提呈州政府兴建3120单位的可负担组屋的建议书,不过却在最近被告知一项内幕消息,该片土地早在今年三月份,就被州政府签约廉价批给私人发展公司。
张健仁表示,他已致函给砂州务秘书丹斯里慕西迪甘尼质问有关合约的真实性以及政府以何理由把如此大面积的政府地,以超低的价格批给私人发展公司,导致州政府失去可征收至少4亿令吉的收入。
他对于本身所收到的内幕消息非常有信心,尽管土地与测量局的记录该片土地还是政府地,不过已有不明人士在该片土地上进行填土工作,同时古晋产业买卖圈内也不断流传出该片土地的买卖详情。
他也批评州政府早前也曾经以低廉的价格把BDC一片面积269英亩的土地批给私人发展公司,基于前车之鉴,他要求砂州务秘书丹斯里慕西迪甘尼在10天内向人民作出澄清,并解释该片政府地是否已批给私人发展公司,如果是的话,为何以如此低廉的价格变卖。
“不过,如果内幕消息只是虚传,州务秘书更应该站出来澄清辟谣,不应该让公众人士被误导。”
取自诗华日报23/9/2014

S’wak DAP: State to lose RM400mil in land deal

The Sarawak state government’s alleged alienation of 267.15 acres of land at Batu Kawah, Kuching, stands to benefit some political leaders and a crony company with “huge profits”.

However the state stands to lose some RM400 million, alleged Sarawak DAP chief Chong Chieng Jen.
 
“This money could be better used to build thousands of low-cost houses, infrastructure and other amenities,” he said at media conference today.
 
Chong said he believed there is an agreement signed between the state government and a private company sometime in March 2014 to alienate parcels of land at Jalan Batu Kawah described as lots 18, 5489, 5490, 5491, 2301, 2304 and 5279. totalling 267.15 acres.
 
He said the premium payable by the said company was RM115 million only, that is, RM430,469.77 per acre.

However he alleged the market value of the land in the vicinity was approximately RM2 million per acre.
 
The alienated land, said the MP for Bandar Kuching and state assemblyperson for Kota Sentosa, thus was worth RM534 million, resulting in the government being short-changed by RM400 million.
 
“Given the seriousness of the matter, I have today written to the state secretary to seek confirmation on the existence of such an agreement and, if so, the justification for the government to alienate state land to a private company at only 21 percent  of the market price of the land.
 
“Rumours are rife in the realty market that there are property brokers and agents going around asking for potential buyers for the said land.
 
“Such has been the practice of the state government to channel the state’s wealth to the few selected private individuals, the so-called cronies.
 
“A few years ago, prime land of 269 acres in BDC, Kuching, worth the then market value of RM400 million, was alienated to another crony company at the premium of RM80 million, 20 percent of the market value,” he claimed.
 
Chong urged the state secretary to clarify the Batu Kawah land deal, if it exists, to the public within 10 days from today.
 
He added if there was such agreement, the government could still neutralise its grossly unfair terms but if there was no such deal, was all the more this should be made clear for the benefit of the public.

on the Malaysiakini (22/09/2014)

Friday, September 19, 2014

与志愿者村民携手打造,甘榜奇丁石子路开幕。

(古晋17日讯)民主行动党“砂之梦”于昨日开幕,由民主行动党、53位志愿者和甘榜奇丁村民联合建竣的甘榜奇丁石子路。


行动党今次的开幕仪式,也配合马来西亚日“奇丁之梦竞跑”,并获得超过300名参赛者参与。


民主行动党砂州主席张健仁表示,甘榜奇丁距离古晋市约40公里。之前,该甘榜的居民,必须步行3公里的山路,才可抵达车行公道。他们的山路,连摩多车也无法行使。因此,村民们,不论男女老幼或病患者,甚至产妇,都必须步行3公里的山路,才能到达车行公路。他们的日常用品如煤气桶、电视机、白米等,也都是由居民们背着徒步行走3公里的山路,才能抵达村内。

“这种生活,自建国如是,建国50年也如是。该村的居民曾数次向政府申请建路,但都不得要领。对一个距离古晋市只是区区40公里的甘榜,到今年还是汽车无法通行到达,这根本就说不过去。


张氏透露,在村民的要求下,行动党的“砂之梦”团队于今年5月初发动53位志愿者,配合村民,将原本的山路,开发成一条约十尺宽3公里的石子路,可容许一辆4轮驱动车通行。

张健仁指出,开发整条3公里的石子路,行动党总共花费了约14万令吉的费用买建筑材料。相比之前,砂州政府告诉该甘榜的村民,做这条路需要1000万令吉的数字,这14万令吉只是政府所预算的数字的1.4%

“虽然说,行动党所发起的这项工程是由志愿者进行,而所完成的只是石子路,不是泊油路,但是,就算是要做泊油路,如果没有‘干捞’成分的话,相信也不需要用到到1000万令吉,最多3百万令吉就够了。”

张氏也说,过去,这甘榜奇丁的村民,需要步行1小时3公里的山路,才可到达公道。现在,因为有了这条石子路,乘坐摩多车或4轮驱动车,最多只10分钟就可由村里到达公路。这对他们的生活条件,有大大的提升。


张健仁敦促政府,既然行动党已开出一条路了,政府应该知耻而自发性的为这条路拨款铺上泊油。

Saturday, September 13, 2014

DAP files graft report against Finance Ministry

A member of Sarawak DAP filed a report with the Malaysian Anti-corruption Commission (MACC) in Kuching today on secret conversions of open tender processes into selected tender processes by the Finance Ministry.

These acts of corruption, which the party claimed in its report occurred in the tender processes of three projects called by the ministry, could lead to abuse of power, corruption and cronyism.

The reports involved two in connection with the construction of Package B of Jalan Kapit-Song, and Package C of the same road, worth RM100 million each, and the proposed Kanowit Bridge, which is worth RM150 million.

Speaking to the media outside the MACC headquarters in Kuching, Sarawak DAP chief Chong Chieng Jen said a member of his party had lodged a report with the MACC on the secret conversion of the tender processes for the three projects.

“Initially the projects were advertised for open tender process, but later, the Finance Ministry secretly converted the open tender process into selected tender process.

“For the open tender process, anyone can submit their application, but for the selected tender process, only a few names nominated by the ministry are eligible to tender.

“There is room for corruption, abuse of power and cronyism under the selected tender system,” said Chong, who is the MP for Bandar Kuching and assemblyperson for Kota Sentosa.

'Suddenly and secretly changed'

He added: “The most suspicious thing in this case is that the whole thing was already announced and advertised in the media.

“And, despite the fact that 50 applications have been received for both the road projects, the Finance Ministry suddenly and secretly changed it (the open tender process) into selected tender process.

“Given the lack of transparency in the way this was done, a member of Sarawak DAP has decided to lodge a report with the MACC against the Finance Ministry.

“I hope the MACC will investigate the matter thoroughly without fear or favour.”

Chong went on to add that he had raised the issue with the ministry, twice, and the official reason it gave in Parliament was that it wanted to urgently implement the projects.

Under the open tender process, the closing dates for the three projects were supposed to be called in March and April this year.

“But because of the secret conversion to selected tenders, the projects have not commenced until now. Had the ministry proceeded with the open tenders, I am sure the projects would have started by now,” Chong said.

Meanwhile, it is understood that 10 invited companies have been earmarked for the road projects in Kapit.

Six of them are said to be owned by a relative of a minister in Sarawak.

As for the Kanowit Bridge, three of the 10 invited contractors are either newly formed companies or have a paid-up capital of RM500,000 to carry out a project worth RM150 million.

“This is most ridiculous as the backgrounds of the companies are questionable,” Chong said, adding, “I think this is a very serious issue and Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, who is also the finance minister, has lot to answer on these matters.”

on Malaysiakini (12/09/2014)

Friday, September 12, 2014

‘No response’ but earthworks stirring at Batu Kawah site

KUCHING: The state has yet to respond to a proposed project to build affordable housings on a 263-acre state land opposite Batu Kawah New Township (MJC), but a recent earth-filling work at the site has raised curiosity of opposition lawmakers.

Chong holds up a sketch on his proposed development of public affordable housings and amenities while Chiew shows a picture of a recent earth-filling work taking place at the said land.

State Democratic Action Party (DAP) chairman Chong Chieng Jen proposed for the development of four parcels of land – Lots 127, 128, 2301 and 2304 all of Block 225 Kuching North Land District – with a total area of 106.67 hectares.

The proposed development, which was suggested to be undertaken by the Housing Commission, consists of the building of 104 blocks of 5-storey residential flats containing 30 units each, making a total of 3,120 units of affordable housing for the poor; two primary schools with five acres of land each and various sports facilities including a public swimming pool.

Also proposed was an allocation of 20 acres of land to the Chinese Middle Schools Management Board for development of shophouses to generate income for the school board.

However, the Bandar Kuching MP has not received any reply from the government in respect to his application sent to Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Adenan Satem through a letter dated July 31.

“It is shocking that recently, earth-filling work was seen being carried out on the land although it is still registered as a State Land. A land search on the four parcels of land with the Land and Survey Department revealed that as of July 30, the State is the registered proprietor of the land.

“The immediate question that comes to my mind is whether the work is done by some ‘crony companies’ or that it is done by the government itself, which is unlikely. The state government normally does not carry out earth-filling work,” he told a press conference at DAP headquarters here yesterday.

Also present was Batu Kawah assemblywoman Christina Chiew.
Also, there was no signboard detailing the works, project length and the name of company engaged to undertake the contract carried out at the land.

In this regards, Chong who is also Kota Sentosa assemblyman wrote to the Land and Survey Dept superintendent (Kuching Division) and forwarded a copy to Adenan to enquire on the matter.

The letter enquired whether there was any application made to the Land and Survey Department for the earth-filling work to be carried out and whether any approval has been given to the applicant to carry out such work.

If so, Chong queried on what ground was the approval granted and what action would the department take against the contractor if there was no approval.

“Who made such application and on what locus standi did the applicant base its application? It is incredulous and unbelievable that someone can be so blatant as to enter a state land which is located next to a main road and carry out earth-filling work as if the land belongs to that person,” he said.

He hoped the department will take immediate action on the matter. In addition, he urged the chief minister to approve the submitted plan to build over 3,000 low and medium cost housings for low-income earners.

Chong expected the four parcels of land under the jurisdiction of Padawan Municipal Council to have a market value of around RM500 million.

on TheBorneoPost (12/09/2014)