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国阵阻民联实行利民政策

纳吉今天在报章上发表指民联政府分发永久地契是违宪的言论,显示了国阵政府在土地问题上,非但不附顺民意,而且还千方百计阻止民联政府实行有利于民的土地政策。
自从308大选民联政府执政霹雳州,民联政府实行了,在所有新村地区分发永久地契。 民联政府的这项决策不但深受霹雳州人民的欢迎,更获得所有砂州人民的赞赏和向往。 这是因为,让人民拥有永久地契才是真正的“还权予民”。
在霹雳州,过去新村地契年限短,新村人民为了更新地契的问题而被逼要向马华部长们乞求协助。 因此,霹雳州的国阵政府常以地契的问题威逼利诱新村人民的支持。 相反的,当308之后民联上台做霹雳州的州政府,民联政府第一时间“还权予民”,让霹雳州新村人民成为真正的地主。 从此不需要看政府和政党人物脸色,也不需要为更新地契而烦恼。
砂州人民也非常向往霹雳州民联政府的这项新土地政策,原因是因为砂州人民长期来都受到地契到期的问题所困扰。 许多地主的地契快要到期但却无法获得政府批准更新,更多地主则要面对非常昂贵的地契更新费。
霹雳州的民联政府分发永久地契绝对是一项有利于民的政策。 国阵政府非但没有给予支持,反而诸多刁难,尝试以一些法律上的技术问题,阻止民联政府实行有利于人民的土地政策。
我们暂且不争论纳吉的言论是否正确。 但是,若纳吉认为霹雳州政府在分发永久地契前必须得到国家土地理事会的批准,国家土地理事会即然是联邦部门,而纳吉又是联邦政府的第二号人物,纳吉就应该立刻下令国家土地理事会给予批准。
身为一个民选政府,应以民为本,纳吉应该促使国家土地理事会批准霹雳州州政府分发永久地契,而不是以这种法律上的技术问题,阻止民联政府分发永久地契。 因此,纳吉的言论暴露了国阵政府一直以来只是把‘人民利益’褂在嘴边,并没有诚意实行真正有利于民的土地政策。
砂州国阵政府的土地政策,同样的没有保护人民的土地产权。 而纳吉今天的言论已表明了国阵的土地政策的立场,即不实行有利于民的土地政策,也不允许民联政府实行有利于民的土地政策。
砂州的土地地契分发,并没有受到国家土地理事会的管制。 但是砂州政府却不愿分发永久地契,连修改土地法典确保所有地契到期自动更新砂州的国阵政府也不愿意做。
砂州政府不愿意修改土地法典保彰人民的产权,主要是要以此来剥削,威胁和恐吓人民,逼使人民支持国阵。 但是在目前全球化的资讯时代,人民深知他们本身的权利。 国阵的这种威胁的政治手段已不能奏效了…

DAP Sarawak 30th Anniversary Dinner in Kuching

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槟城州首席部长兼行动党中央秘书长林冠英同志抵达会场时,受到热烈迎接。
共切30周年纪念蛋糕。

行动党砂州创党元老张首江赠送纪念品给林冠英。


行动党中央署理主席陈胜尧博士代表古晋7支部赠送感谢
盾牌予 行动党砂州创党元老张守江,感谢他对行动党贡献。




晚宴工作人员与党领袖合照。

Letter to Tan Sri Ting Pek Khiing

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人联党沦为财团政党

砂人联党忘却作为政党的实际责任,沦为一个‘有出钱就是有做事的’财团政党。
人联党作为一个执政党,长期来都无法纠正国阵政府的教育偏差,让华文教育获得公平的待遇。 现在,连自身政党向民众许下的承建新二小的承诺也无法兑现,反要开口叫外人捐助,更要叫反对党议员捐钱,实为可悲。
这显示了砂人联党忘却作为政党的实际责任,沦为一个‘有出钱就是有做事的’财团政党。
在今年308国选时,人联党口口声声承诺该党将承建新二小,但时隔9个月,该党却因与建筑商的财务问题,而导致新二小被建筑商以锁头锁起。
现在人联党中央秘书长拿督沈庆辉上议员更挑战我筹100万令吉支持二小。
当初拍胸膛保证全权负起筹建新二小校舍工作的人联党,可是现在大选过后,人联党秘书长却说人联党没有承诺所有钱都一概由该党负责。
在选举时,相信大家都清楚人联党在二小的课题上如何邀工、如何向华社作出承诺和保证。 然而,现在人联党领袖却说他们没有承诺所有钱,这无疑的是人联党领袖在自打嘴巴。
现在人联党无法兑现承诺时,不单要华社出钱,更还挑战在野党为二小筹钱,明显的显示出了人联党“有钱就是爹、有奶便是娘”的可悲思维。
沈庆辉把出钱建华校当作是一个政党对华校的实际工作,忘了政党的责任是争取或实行公平的政策。这显示人联党已沦为一个向钱看的‘财团政党’,有出钱就是有做工,出多钱就是做多工的政治理念。
人联党经已忘却作为政党的实际责任,这同时也显示出了财团政治的操作的政党思维。
既然‘出钱就是实际工作’是人联党现今的政治理念,那在这个月人联党14日的党代,人联党倒不如以招标方式选党主席。 选出愿意出最多钱的人当党主席,选一个亿万富翁当主席,有需要建学校就叫该主席出钱建学校。
二小的问题就是国阵长期不公平对待华校的政策所造成的问题。 就单只这点,人联党执政多年却无法为华教争取到公平的待遇,人联党就应该向华社道歉。
就以行动党执政的槟州政府为列,在308之前国阵执政的时时,国阵政府没有拨款给独中和华小。 民主行动党执政后,第一年就立刻在财政预算案中拨款给独中和华小。 槟州政府更拨出地段建华小,现在正在等联邦政府批准新华小的执照。所以拟定对华校发展有利的政策,才是政党首要的实际工作。
我已致函予二小校舍建筑商公司的顾问丹斯里陈伯勤,要求后者开启锁住新二小大门的锁头,让二小老师能及早为新学年开口的事宜做准备。
新二小的建筑费问题乃是人联党与建筑商的私人财务问题,不应该影响到…

限人联在3天内让二小新校重开

人联党的不负责任,使到承建二小的承包商锁住二小校门,不让任何人进入。因此我限人联党在3天内使二小新校重开,以让二小校长,教师和校董们能进入二小做开校前的准备工作。

问题是由人联党制造出来的,人联党就应该立刻解决,不应该让校长教师,学生,家长及学校校董们为难。

不还建筑费是人联党和陈伯勤之间的私事,不应该影响到学生们开课的问题。 而且,人联党更口口声声邀功说二小是“人联建校又一贡献”。

针对陈康南今日报章上所说的“将在开课前还清”,我认为人联党领袖根本不了解转校所涉及的工作,也没有诚意发展华文教育。

要等到明年开课前才还清,二小校长和老师们如何有时间去做开课前的准备工作。 更何况,许多家长现在正在申请从其他学校转校到二小,这些家长们现在将如何处理他们子女的是否能转校问题。

因此,人联党若无法在3天内使新二小的校门重开,人联党全体议员必须辞去他们的国州议员和部长职位,以向华社谢罪。

至于陈伯勤是否有法律权力封锁二小,民主行动党的律师团目前正研究这方面的法律。 若发现陈伯勤没权力阻止校董、教师学生们进入学校,行动党将提供二小校董全面法律援助,开放学校。

人联党背信弃义,欺骗古晋选民

在今年3月国选期间,当时人联党为了捞取古晋人民的选票,大事宣传,声称陈伯勤将在今年6月完成二小的建筑工程。 当时,陈伯勤也非常落力的为人联党拉票,并跨下海口将在4个月之内完成二小的建筑工程。

当时的陈伯勤,给人民的印象是,做二小工程纯粹是为了华文教育。 可是,现在却为了与人联党的财务纠纷,居然把学校锁起来,恫言不让学生们上课,置学生利益于不顾。

陈伯勤建二小是为钱还是真心为华教?人联党叫陈伯勤建二小是为大选捞取选票还是真心为华教? 现在都一目了然的让人民看清楚他们的真面目了。

在大选时期,人联党的宣传重点就是“人联建二小”。 这是一个大选的承诺。 身为一个负责任的政党,即让在大选时说出这种话,就应该事先准备好建校的基金。 现今工程完工了,还在考虑如何找钱。 这是一个极度不负责任的政党作风。

陈康南在报章上所说的将开始筹款,我认为有2大理由人联党不可向华社筹募这笔建筑费:

1. 人联党在大选时说明建二小是人联党的贡献。在二小的建筑工地,人联党也置放着一大片广告板块写明“人联建校又一贡献”。 既然人联党邀功说建二小是其贡献,那人联党就不可叫华社出钱。
2. 建二小的原本价格是400万令吉,之后为何会变成600万令吉? 人联党和陈伯勤一直没有给人民一个清楚的交待。 如果人联党要向华社筹款,人联党和陈伯勤必须要给捐款者一个清楚的交待,为何400万令吉会变600万令吉。而且,捐款人有权力要求人联党付还聘请一位独立估价师的薪金,来评估整个工程的价值,是否是值600万令吉。

若这600万令吉是人联党领袖本身的私人钱,那人民就不须追究为何400万令吉变600万令吉。 如果人联党要公开向华社筹募这笔款项了,人联党必须聘请一位独立的估价师,公开向人民分析,到底这二小的建筑物是否真的值600万令吉?

Land Renewal Premium -- Cut-Throat Rate

I read in the papers quoting the Sarawak Chief Minister as saying that the land renewal premium is cheap, only RM200.00. Is the CM trully ignorant of the new land policy or is he pretending to be ignorant?

Under the new land policy, for agricultural land situated in area classified as "country land", renewal premium is RM200.00 per acre.

However, for agricultural land situated in area classified as "suburban land", renewal premium is 25% of the market price of the land or if the land is fully cultivated, 5,000.00 per acre

For agricultural land situated in area classified as "town land", renewal premium is 25% of the market price of the land or if the land is fully cultivated, 10,000.00 per acre.

As the Minister of Resource Planning whose port folio includes land in Sarawak, the CM could not have no knowledge of these rates. Why did he mention only the RM200.00 renewal rate?

Land belongs to the people. The government is merely the manager engaged by the people …

Budget Alocation for Chinese Schools; Penang Government Can, Why Sarawak Government Cannot?

This is my letter to the First and Second Finance Minister seeking for allocation of fund for Chinese School.


Date: 3rd October, 2008


1. YAB Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud
Minister of Finance
c/o. State Financial Secretary’s Office
17th & 18th Floor,
Wisma Bapa Malaysia,
Petra Jaya, 93502 Kuching By Fax & Hand
082-442355

2. YB Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh
Second Minister of Finance
c/o. State Financial Secretary’s Office
17th & 18th Floor,
Wisma Bapa Malaysia,
Petra Jaya, 93502 Kuching By Fax & Hand
082-442355

Dear Sir,


Re: Allocation of fund for Chinese Primary Schools &
Chinese Independent Secondary Schools
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I write to appeal to your Ministry to include in the Sarawak State Budget 2009 which will be tabled in the coming Dewan Undangan Negeri sitting, an allocation of development fund for Chinese Primary Schools and grant for Chinese Independent Secondary Schools.

For years, the Chinese community has been calling on the gove…

Election Petition Won

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It is over for the time being. Justice finally prevails. The Bandar Kuching People's Verdict on 8-3-2008 is upheld by the Court. I must say, it is a great relief to me, though I do not know whether SUPP/BN will appeal against the Judgment.

As I have maintained since the very beginning, this is a highly politically charged case, SUPP and BN is behind it all the way. As it turns out, SUPP branch leaders are the ones running around looking for witnesses and when they couldn't find enough, they asked their committee members to testify in Court.

UMNO, like the big boss of SUPP, just pay the money and finance the Petition.

I call on BN and SUPP to accept and respect the verdict of Bandar Kuching people on 8-3-2008. Don't be such a lousy loser, trying to undermine the people's decision during election. The people of Kuching spoke loud and clear on 8-3-2008. We won by a big majority of 9,952.

Stop trying to circumvene the election process. If you want the Bandar Kuching seat, then…

请慷慨捐血

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中央医院血库存血量不足,我们行动党古晋社会主义青年团一行人于今日下午特前往捐献中心进行捐献。

我们也希望各界人士能响应砂拉越中央医院的号召,踊跃前往捐血,以便在必要时,医院血库有足够的血量来抢救生命。

霹雳能,砂州为何不能?

霹雳州政府于831国庆日前夕宣布将拨地2500英亩(1000公顷)予该州9间独中,让这些独中共同实行“以地养校”的计划的措施,让人感到欣慰,惟令人遗憾的是,拥有大片土地的砂州,州政府却没有能力这么做。
我们砂拉越的乃是全马最大的州属,土地比霹雳州幅更广,且比霹州地广人稀,州政府没有理由不能仿效霹雳州为华校实行“以地养校”的计划。
霹雳州政府此举是为了减轻独中长年来面对入不敷出的财务负担。这是非常值得赞扬的。
如果砂州政府愿意,肯定能做到。就例如坐落在巴都林当的一200英亩地段,政府只要考虑拨出其中的100英亩大的地段给华校,也就足够了。
可是我们不明白的是,该大片的黄金地带之政府地,为何砂州国阵政府不将之拨给独中实行“以地养校”政策,反而却批给私人公司发展?
我们对此深感遗憾,对于独中的“以地养校”政策,国阵政府执政50年来做不到,但人民联盟仅执政5个月就做到了,这也再次的显示出国阵政府的教育政策是根本没有诚意协助独中发展。
这也说明在过去50年来,国阵成员党,尤其是口口声声代表华社的人联党,只不过是在敷衍华社吧了。

Muslim Graves in Kuching EXHUMED! Letter to the Authorities

Our Ref: Kubur land
Date: 13-8-2008


1. Menteri Penrancangan dan Pengurusan Sumber II
c/o. Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Planning and Resource Management, Level 3, Wisma Sumber Alam,Jalan Stadium, Petra Jaya,
93660 Kuching, Sarawak. BY FAX & POST
082-442755

2. DirectorLand and Survey Department SarawakLevel 6, Menara PelitaPetra Jaya, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak BY FAX & POST
082-446611

3. Penguasa Tanah dan Survei
Jabatan Tanah dan Survei, Bahagian Kuching
Jalan Badruddin,
93576 Kuching, Sarawak. BY FAX & HAND
082-241400


Dear Sir,


Re: Exhumation of graves at Lot 192 Block 208 KNLD
along Jalan Kereta Api, Kuching on 12-8-2008
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I refer to the incident yesterday where 44 graves at the above-mentioned land were exhumed.


According to the search conducted by me with the Lands and Surveys, the title to the land contains a Special Condition that “The land is to be used as a burial ground only”. Enclosed herewith a photocopy of the relevant …

Black-out in Sarawak

I felt amused when I read in Borneo Post today quoting our Chief Minister saying that the Satureday blackout was "nothing compared to that in New York city, USA, in 1965".

The first question that came to my mind was, "Are we comparing ourselves with the 1960s' USA?". Our Chief Minister might as well say that it is only few hours' of "no electricity", not as bad as the times when there was no electricity.

From the explanation of Awang Tengah, it seems that the power outage was due to the shutting down of Circuit 1 between Sibu and Bintulu. In the press statement, Awant Tengah also said that:
"Due to insufficient generation capacity to meet the load demand in Kuching-Sibu sub-system, the generators in Batang Ai and Sejingkat Power Corporation (SPC) tripped, causing blackout in areas in Kuching, Sri Aman and Sibu."

If the shutting down of Circuit 1 will have such repercussion, why did the SESCO technicians not know the effect before the shuttin…

Vote Buying in UMNO

Another allegation of vote-buying in UMNO general assmebly. This time, it is by Umno vice-president Muhyiddin Yassin.

It is nothing new that rampant vote-buying is alleged to be rampant in UMNO assembly. This is also not the first time such allegation was made publicly.

The question that the general public wants to know is: What happens next? Are there going to be stern, unbiased and effective action taken?

There were allegations of vote-buying in the previous UMNO General Assembly. However, after all the hue and cry over the matter, no action was taken agains the personalities involved in such allegations.

It seems that in UMNO, so long as you stay in power or befriend the ones in power, you will not be investigated by the law enforcement units even if you break the law. That is why, year after year, vote-buying in UMNO General Assembly continue to happen and it seems to be getting from bad to worse. The perpetrators know full well that the important thing is to stay in power. If you are…

Questions for Parliament sitting

My 12 questions submitted to the Parliament for the third sitting of this year which will commence on 18-8-2008.

1. Chong Chieng Jen minta Menteri Pelajaran menyatakan apakah tindakan yang akan diambilkan atas masalah dua bangunan bilik darjah di SMB Kuching High, Kuching yang telah diikhtirafkan sebagai “bangunan yang bahaya” dan samada tindakan tersebut akan disegerakan oleh kerajaan.

2. Chong Chieng Jen minta Menteri Pertanian dan Industri Asas Tani menyatakan sebab-sebab masalah kekurangan diesel subsidi yang dihadapi oleh nelayan-nelayan tempatan di Sarawak dan apakah tindakan yang akan diambilkan oleh kerajaan untuk meneyelesaikan masalah tersebut.

3. Chong Chieng Jen minta Menteri Pelajaran menyatakan jumlah murid belajar di sekolah rendah di Sarawak and angka pecahan jumlah murid Bumiputra dan Bukan Bumiputra yang belajar di Sekolah Kebangsaan dan Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina dalam tahun 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 dan 2008.

4. Chong Chieng Jen minta Menteri Pelajara…

RM70,000 Additional Deposit from UMNO

Right form the start of the hearing of the Bandar Kuching Election Petition, we have suspected that there is someone behind the scene.

1. From the Petitioner's own mouth, a rich man was behind it, he received money for starting the Petition.

2. Then, SUPP Deputy Youth Chief's name, Sih Hua Tong was mentioned by the Petitioner's witness. He was actively involved in arraging for the witness to attend Court

3. Then, David Then, SUPP's treasurer's name was mentioned again. His brother was the one introducing and arranging for the Petitioner to meet the lawyer, Henry Ling.

4. The Petitioner's lawyer travelling in Ting Pek Khiing's campany cars to and fro Court.

Finally, UMNO is coming forth to pay the additional deposit for the Petitioner voluntarily.


We were trying to pull the cat out of the beg, we got a big cat, a lion.

It seems that the whole of the Barisan Nasional is out to unseat me. In DUN, I spoke strongly against the Chief Minister and his family's compan…

Are the Ministers Coming to Give Evidence in Court

I have made a court search on the Bandar Kuching election Petition case and found out that the Petitioner, Kho Whai Phiaw, has filed and obtained Subpoena summoning 4 ministers to give evidence in this Court, namely Wong Soon Koh, George Chan, Hishammuddin and Abdul Taib Mahmud.

In normal conduct of Court cases, I would assume that these are the rightful witness to be called as the Petitioner is complaining, inter alia, about DAP's attack on Barisan Nasional's policy.
They would be in the best position to come out and defend their policy, and be subject to the incisive cross-examination by my panel of counsel.

I don't know whether the Petitioner's lawyer have served these ministers the Subpeonas, but so far, I have not seen any of them turning up in Court.

As for myself, I really look forward to have them in the witness box and see my counsel cross-examine them on all the matters raised in our DAP election pamphlets about BN's policies and practices.

It is a big questio…

NOTES OF PROCEEDINGS of ELECTION PETITION (P. 195 BANDAR KUCHING)

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Election Petition against Me

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The hearing of the Election Petition taken up by Kho Whai Phiaw against me will commence today.

We will be applying to strike out the Petition again. This time, on the ground of ambiguity and multiplicity of the charges and also that the charges does not consitute any offence.

The grounds of our application are, inter alia, as follows:

1. there are too many charges lumped together in one charge. eg. for the first charge, there are altogether possible 176 charges. This is against the fundamental principle of charge drafting.

2. the allegations contained in our election pamphlets are all based on true facts and are criticism against the BN policies. These are legitimate allegations in election time. In fact, most of the allegations are widely reported in the newspaper all this while. Many of them are contained in the Auditor-General's report and the Hansard Report.

I am of the view that this Petition is politically motivated. The Sarawak BN simply want to put me away from the political a…

Shahrir's Motion on Inflation

Domestic Trade Minister, Shahrir Samad is now tabling the Government’s motion on inflation at 11:40 am Monday 23/6/2008.

He is trying to justify the Government’s decision to increase the petrol price by 40% and diesel price by 60% on 4-6-2008.

If the Government wants to discuss this matter in Parliament, why did the Government announce the increment before it was discussed in Parliament? Therefore, this motion moved by Shahrir is just a farce. There is no sincerity in the Government to truly solve the predicament of the Rakyat.

The main reason given by Shahrir is that the subsidy on petrol and diesel is not conducive to produce a competitive breed of Malaysian and therefore detrimental to our nation’s growth.

If the government is so concerned about competitiveness, why:
1. protectionism policy in our automobile policy to allow Proton to rig huge profits for years at the expense of the Rakyat?
2. New Economic Policy whereby there must be quotas to the Bumiputras?

He has just finished. 11:56am…

Dayak, Malay and Chinese --- Chief Minister of Sarawak

The Sarawak Barisan Nasional (BN) Members of Parliament (MPs) and State Assemblymen (ADUNs) should take the cue from the two SAPP MPs.

This is the time for the BN MPs and ADUNs to quit from BN and make our Sarawak’s voices heard loud and clear.

As the largest opposition party in Sarawak, we, Sarawak DAP, put forth our open invitation to all BN MPs and ADUNs to join us in our struggle for the betterment of Sarawakians. They can either join our party personally as DAP members or join us on a party-party basis as equal partners to form a new alliance front.

As a united front, we shall pursue the following 3 main agendas:

1. To implement a Chief Minister rotation system whereby a Dayak, a Malay and a Chinese will take turn to be the Sarawak Chief Minister. The tenure of each Chief Minister will be for a full term after a State Election. One full term will be quite sufficient for a Chief Minister to implement his policy and some of his visions. Dayak will be the first to be the Chief Minister …

Protest against Fuel Hike

Hand Over MEMORANDUM OF PROTEST

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MEMORANDUM OF PROTEST
Against Petrol and Diesel Price Hike 2008
Yang Amat Berhormat Perdana Menteri
c/o. Sarawak Federal Secretary
Office of Federal Secretary, Sarawak
Tingkat 17, Bangunan Sultan Iskandar,
Jalan Simpang Tiga,
93300 Kuching, Sarawak



Yang Amat Berhormat,


Re: Protest Against the 4th June 2008 fuel price hike:
· Petrol price increased by 78 sen/l and
· Diesel price increased by RM1.00/l
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We, Democratic Action Party, Kuching, strongly oppose to the fuel price hike announced by the Government on 4th June, 2008. By the announcement, the petrol price was increased by 78 sen to RM2.69 per litre (in Sarawak) while diesel price was increased by RM1.00 to RM2.58 per litre (in Sarawak).


The reasons for our strong objection to the domestic fuel price increase are as follows:


1. This is by far the largest single fuel price increment in the history of Malaysia, 40% increase in petrol price and 63% increase in dies…

批发商与北市对峙:决策者与民脱节的写照

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在甘蜜街鱼、菜巴剎与小贩中心迁往新实都东菜市场营业的前一晚(14日),甘蜜街批发商因不满北市市政局的安排,欲前往甘蜜街营业,却遭到北市市政局执法人员封路阻拦,不让批发商的罗里进入甘蜜街营业。 北市市政局处理不当的行举动,引起批发商们的不满,将罗里堵满马吉街道路,情绪激动的与当局对峙起来,有者更将蔬菜抛在地上泄愤,更坚持的与北市对峙到天亮。 这场对峙行动所幸没有造成冲突事件的发生。而在15日晚上,北市市政局的强硬态度也有所软化,让批发贩们暂时在马吉街营业,并安排16日与批发商们进行会议。而在16日的会议,事件也获得解决,当局应这些批发小贩的要求,允许他们迁往实都东新市场营业,才让这次对峙风波平息。 这场批发商与北市市政局对峙的风波,主要是决策者与人民实际的需求脱节引起, 政府当局在做决策时,完全没有咨询的程序,没有考虑到人民的生活及面对的问题,决策者完全不了解人民实际需求的情况表露无遗。 如果有一个咨询的程序,就不会出现批发商与当局对峙的情况,且政策也将能够顺利推行。 今次的事件,可以给予当局一个教训,同时我们也希望今后南市与北市市政局或州政府在实行影响到人民的利益与生计的政策时,能先与相关的人士进行对话,咨询人民的对话,并以人民利益为出发。 毕竟政府是人民推选出来的,且政府也是受到人们的委托来管理国家,所以政府应将人们的利益摆在第一位,而不是依据自身意愿做出令人民无法接受的决策。



Application for Leave to sue DBKU and MBKS. LOST

Just lost the case this morning. Court refused to grant the leave to allow the hawkers to sue DBKU and MBKS.

The Sarawak Attorney-General (SAG) was represented by Datuk JC Fong and Joseph Chioh. They objected to the application vehemently. Hard to believe, such a case, about the cancellation of the hawkers' licence, the SAG sent 2 counsels to argue and at leave stage.

Normally, the SAG will not even appear for the hearing of the application for leave. But this time, it seems that the whole machinery of the Sarawak State Government is on full gear to get these hawkers out by 15-6-2008. Something is cooking behind the scene.

We argued for 2 hours before the High Court Judge.

At the end, I think, it was the reluctance on the part of the Judge to interfere with the policy of the government that turned the table in their favour. The fact that there are only 27 out of a total of 300 hawkers taking up the case also plays a part in the his decision-making process. Datuk Fong did faise the iss…

Subsidized Oil or Not?

Economically speaking, subsidy is bad as it distorts the operation of the market forces, the forces of demand and supply which will maximise the yield from our scarce resources. Therefore, subsidy on the consumption of oil is economically bad.

However, if the government thinks that subsidy is bad because it distorts the market, then likewise the heavy tariff on motor vehicles to protect Proton is equally bad, if not worse.

We, Malaysians, are not enjoying the subsidy on petrol and diesel freely. We pay for the subsidy well in advance, when we purchase a motorcar.

Take for example, the true price of a Toyota Corolla is approximately USD18,000.00 (RM60,000.00). In Malaysia, because of the heavy tariff, we have to pay RM110,000.00. A CRV is sold in Malaysia for approximately RM150,000.00, with tariff exemption, one can purchase it at the price of RM100,000.00.

On average, we pay the government an extra RM50,000.00 when we purchase such a vehicle.

For that matter, with RM50,000.00 cash receive…

Demonstration in Kuching 17-6-2008 Thuesday

We DAP are going to hold a large demonstration at Bangunan Sultan Iskandar (Federal Building), Jalan Simpang Tiga, Kuching on 17-6-2008 at 4:00 pm against the petrol and diesel price hike.

We are in the process of applying for the Polis Permit. The Police says that you need more than 7 days to apply for police permit to hold an assembly. We have complied. It is our constitutional right to hold public assembly. So, I am waiting to see what the Police is going to say. Afterall, the Police personnels and their family members are also suffering from the price hike and inflation.

We need to send a strong message to the BN government that people are suffering and angry with the price increase.

Please pass the message around. See you on Tuesday 17-6-2008 at 4:00 pm.

4th June, 2008

SUPP celebrated its party celebration “党庆”on 4-6-2008. "4th June" is surely a day not to be forgotten for SUPP. The day the party was formed.

Ironically, while SUPP celebrates, Malaysians weep.

For all Malaysian, 4th June 2008 is a nightmare. The government increase our domestic petrol price by 78 sen (40%) and diesel price by RM1 (63%). What a day. I think many Malaysian will remember this day for a long time. For us Sarawakians, our memory will stay for at least another 3 years. That is when the next State Election is due.

Malaysia is a net oil exporter. Increase in international oil price is a "bonus" to Malaysia, yet the government is making the people suffer when Petronas is making record profits for the last few years.

The true reason for the BN government to increase the petrol and diesel prices is because of too much wastage and leakages in the system due to corruption and cronyism. Hundreds of billions of Ringgit is lost through these corrupt practices. If…

Gambier Street Market, Move or Not? Leave it to the Court

I have today filed in an administrative action in the High Court of Kuching agaisnt Dewan Bandaraya Kuching Utara and Majlis Bandaraya Kuching Selatan seeking leave of the Court to quash the decision of DBKU to relocate the Gambier Street Market (GSM) to Stutong Market.

The grounds are:
1. The notice to relocate is too short. These hawkers have been trading in the GSM for decades yet the government is giving them 1 month to be relocated to another market.
2. The decision of the government to relocate the hawkers to Stutong Market is irrational and unreasonable. Thousands in the central business district of Kuching will have no market to do their marketing. Kuching will lose its historical landmark if the market were to be closed down and demolished. Hundreds of sampan operators will lose their main source of income.
3. The government based the relocation decision on the wrong facts, thinking that most of the hawkers are willing to be relocated. In fact, most of them do not want to be relo…

财政部2007年度第二附加供应法案欠缺透明!

财政部所提呈的2007年度第二附加供应法案欠缺透明度!
我于27日在国会下议院参与2007年度第二附加供应法案辩论时作出是项指责。
财政部今次所提呈的第二附加供应法案,寻求国会批准政府动用170多亿令吉的额外拨款。 其中,许多寻求额外拨款的部门,都有列出额外拨款的用途。唯独财政部所寻求额外拨款的168亿令吉,并没有列出这笔钱是用在什么用途上。
在2007年度第二附加供应法案,各部门所寻求的额外拨款,不论大小数目,有些是几百万令吉,有些甚至只是几十万令吉,都有大约列出额外拨款的用途。财政部在这附加供应法案中所寻求的额外拨款是16,810,108,100.00令吉,当中法案的说明书里,只列出9,000,000.00令吉是用在总结1998年在吉隆坡所主办的英联邦运动会的财政户口等用途上。
为什么附加法案说明书唯独漏掉这笔16,801,108,100令吉的额外拨款?这168亿令吉的数目,是占了第二附加供应法案总数(176亿令吉)的超过90%。我感到惊讶为何财政部没有列出这笔钱是要还给什么人。 我希望尊敬的副财政部长可以在总结时让国会知道这笔钱是要用在那里。
基于这一点,即,超过90%的额外拨款财政部没有在2007年度第二附加供应法案说明书里列出它的用途,国会下议院在通过这2007年度第二附加供应法案前,副财政部长至少要给于国会下议院一个清楚的交代。不然,国会如何能够就如此的通过这法案。

政府应重新检讨外劳体检政策

我于本周二在国会下议院参与2007年度第二附加供应法案辩论时,呼吁政府重新检讨有关FOMEMA Sdn Bhd(外劳体检公司)与外劳体检的政策。
FOMEMA是衛生部委任的私人公司,全面監管外勞體檢服務。 卫生部授权于这间叫FOMEMA的私人公司处理全马外劳体检,所有外劳的健康检查必须经过这间公司,然后再由这间公司分配给一些病理学实验室去进行验血工作和医生作检验。政府给这间FOMEMA公司的垄断授权合约为期15年。
我引诉星期日新海峡时报首版报导有关去年有约4万2千身患疾病的外劳被发现在我国工作。他们之中,1万6697人被檢驗出患上肺癆、1万953人被检验出患上B型肝炎、2千824人被检验出患上梅毒及683人被检验出患上愛滋病。
根据新海峡时报的报导,許多这些身患疾病的外勞,尤其是女佣,仍在我國第二輪FOMEMA的体检中过关,因此許多女佣雇主對FOMEMA的体检制度失去信心,选择帶女佣到非FOMEMA指定的診所進行体检。 因此,他们被逼要付双倍的体验费。
我质疑卫生部为何不能直接由卫生部的官员来处理外劳体检的工作,而需要经过FOMEMA这间私人公司,由这间公司发出体检合格证明书。
在马来西亚,所有的医生和病理学化验室都需要向卫生部注册,只要是有通过这些合格医生和化验室进行体检的外劳,卫生部理应就可以接受并发出体检合格证明书。
但是,在目前政府授权FOMEMA私人公司的制度下,只有一些被FOMEMA所指定的医生和化验室的报告才获得FOMEMA的承认。 这种制度含有严重的朋党因素。
至于为什么经过FOMEMA所指定医生和化验室体检的外劳还会被发现身患疾病,我质疑是否有关去年FOMEMA特别指定,将全国30%外劳的体检,交由一间与巫统女青团领袖有关系但没有track record的病理学化验室进行体检。 这是一个很明显的朋党主义的证据。
我也质疑FOMEMA体检制度的可靠性。且也担心,在现今我国社会,数万家庭都依靠外国女佣照顾家里的小孩,老人或在家中帮助煮饭及处理家务。如果政府在这方面没有实施一个有效的体检制度,它将危害我国人民的健康。

Suing DBKU and MBKS for the Relocation of the Gambier Street Market

I have just spoken to the hawkers at the Gambier Street Market (GSM), telling them that the last resort is to take up an administrative action against the government of Sarawak, challenging the government's decision to relocate the GSM.

Under administrative action, one has to show that the decision of the government is so unreasonable that no reasonable government will come to such decision, that the government has taken into consideration irrelevant factors or wrong factors when making the decision or that the government has failed to take into consideration relevant factors when making the decision.

If more than 40 hawkers agree to take up the action, I shall be file the action to sue the government, applying for the review by the Court on the decision of the government to relocate the GSM to Stutong market.

To the hawkers, it is their livelihood at stake. Their customers in the GSM is very different from the potential consumers staying around Stutong. Their customers are more from…

DUN Speech ~ Housing

《万人注册、全民参政》选民注册运动 VOTERS REGISTRATION

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18-08-2008
Petanak Market 8.00-10.30 am

3rd Mile Market 9.00-11.00 am

Suspended From Dewan Undangan Negeri (Part 1)

I was suspended from the Dewan Undangan Negeri Sarawak on May 13th for criticising the Speaker of the House of being biased and unfair.

In this Part 1, I will only highlight the irregularities in the proceedings. In Part 2, I will post the hansard of the proceedings relating to the Motion.
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On 13th May, after lunch break, we found a notice of motion put on all the tables of the ADUNs. The copies of the notice on the tables of the DAP ADUNs did not have the names and signatures of the mover and seconder of the Motion.

When Dewan sat, Jabu stood up and moved the motion. All the DAP ADUNs objected because the notice that we have was incomplete. The speaker and Jabu just bull-dozed through.

After Jabu spoke, I was asked to defend myself. Naturally, my line of defence is that I am justified to make the comment that the Speaker is unfair.

In my defence, I highlighted the clearest example of the unfair acts of the Speake…

接收古晋国会选区选举诉讼案诉讼书

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今早(5月5日),我正式接收古晋国会选区选举诉讼案的诉讼书。
这起选举诉讼案的起诉人许怀标是在今年4月28日通过其代表律师林光猛入禀高庭,要求高庭宣判古晋国会选区选举成绩无效。而我是这诉讼案的唯一答辩人。
林光猛律师今早已经将诉讼书交给我。我们行动党将成立一个律师团,针对这起选举诉讼案进行研究与处理。
我非常感谢这段时间接获不少选民们的慰问,我非常感谢他们的关心。同时,我也感谢行动党砂州署理主席周政新同志于今早陪同我一同接收诉讼书,给予我精神上的支持。这也显示了行动党的立场,与我共同面对这场选举诉讼案。

《万人注册、全民参政》选民注册运动 VOTERS REGISTRATION

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03/05/08 7.30 pm to 10 pm
古晋桑路商业中心
Jln Song Commercial Centre

04/05/08 8.00 am to 10 am
古晋达闽再也菜市场
Tabuan Jaya Market

Hisham's Apology is No Apology

Umno Youth chief Hishammuddin Hussein today apologised for raising the keris "if it had affected the non-Malays". This is not an apology but a qualified apology. Is Hisham still doubtful whether the "raising of keris" has hurt the feelings of the non-Malays?

Let me say it loud and clear. Not only the non-Malays's feelings are hurt but that many Malays felt embarrassed by his act and the accompanying statements of the other UMNO youths like "bila mana tikam dengan keris itu?"

Therefore, Hisham's such a qualified apology is not an apology. Despite the loss in the March Election, Hisham is still unrepentant about his "racist act".

In his so-called apology, he still termed the keris act as an act to uphold the Malay symbol. If this is the so-called Malay symbol, then is Hisham accusing his other predecessors or the other UMNO leaders to be less Malay than himself?

Many sensible and right-thinking Malays are also of the view that the waving of ke…

选出你心中的最佳火箭传单 Poll for DAP leaflet you prefer

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砂州行动党于第12届全国选举中推出的传单,到底那一份是你心目中的最佳传单?选出你心中的最佳…

Which DAP leaflet is your favorite during 12th Parliament Election? Visit the site to poll...

http://polling.dapsarawak.com/





《万人注册、全民参政》选民注册运动 VOTERS REGISTRATION

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26/04/08 古晋桑路商业中心
7.30 pm to 10 pm Jln Song Commercial Centre

27/04/08 肯雅兰菜市场
8 am to 10 am Kenyalang Market

Independent ACA, How Effective? --- Wait and See

The Prime Minister today announced that the ACA shall be an independent body directly answerable to a Parlimentary Committee consisting members from both sides of the House.

This surely comes as good news for us who have been fighting against corruption for years. Finally, we see some light at the end of the tunnel. It coincide with the general sentiment of Malaysians after the 8-3-2008 General Election, ie. "finally there is soem hope for our country, hold on to the emigration application".

Abdullah said that this move is part of the fulfilment of the promises made in the 2004 BN's election manifesto. It was done now not because BN suffered huge loss in the 2008 election but because between 2004 and 2008 elections, there were other "more urgent matters to handle then".

I just wonder what can be more urgent to Abdullah than eradicating corruption, afterall, "eradication of corruption" was his main campaign theme in the 2004 Election. But after the unprec…

《万人注册、全民参政》

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《万人注册、全民参政》选民登记运动推展。
在古晋三哩菜市场进行第一轮的《万人注册、全民参政》选民登记运动,反应不俗。

民主行动党《万人注册、全民参政》选民登记运动,正式在古晋展开。这是行动党古晋区今年最大型的政治活动。我们放眼在下届州选钱,在古晋注册1万名新选民,实现全民参政的目标。
根据选举委员会在今年2月公布的资料,在本届的国会选举中,我国仅有1千092万合格选民,而有27%或400万达到21岁的人士没有登记成为合格选民。我们相信,在古晋方面,至少超过1至2万人没有登记成为选民。
因此,我们的目标是在下届州选前,为1万名达到投票年龄的公民登记成为新选民。同时,也希望为登记成为选民的人士踊跃响应我们这项运动,履行公民义务,为砂州及我国的民主斗争出一份力。
我们在昨日(4月20日)已在古晋三哩菜市场进行第一轮的《万人注册、全民参政》选民登记运动,接着于本周六(4月26日)晚上7时半,我们也将在Jalan Song商业中心进行选民登记活动。
与此同时,未登记成为选民的人士,也可以在周一至周五办公时间,到宗林园行动党古晋服务中心(电话:082-414531)或肯雅兰夏威夷花园朋岭区服务中心(082-330525)进行登记。

The remark made by the Kelantan Crown Prince Tengku Faris Petra that "non-Malays should not seek equality or special treatment" is totally uncalled for. Is the Royal family of the Kelantan State trying to pick up from where UMNO has left off with the defeat of the 12th General Election.

I have, with no uncertain terms, branded UMNO as a racist party in Parliament. UMNO is a party which purports to be championing the Malay's rights while in fact they are only enriching their cronies.

The UMNO Youths has been making racist remarks since Independence. All along, such racist remarks found support amongst the Malays. However, the 12th General Election showed that the Malays have now seen through the tricks and lies of the UMNO.

While the majority of Malaysians have lived past the UMNO's racism, is the Crown Prince of the Kelantan now trying to walk the old path of UMNO by making such racist remarks.

Kelantan Crown Prince should have more sense than to make such racist sta…

Defamation Suit by Dominique Ng

Dominique Ng threatens to sue me for RM2 million for saying that he is the stumbling block of the co-operation between PKR and DAP.

Not only do I hold such view, most of the Sarawak DAP leaders also share the same view. This is especially so given his action during the 12th General Election.

Dominique openly called on his supporters in Kuching not to vote for the DAP. In the case of a 3-corner fight between BN, DAP and PKR, this would be understable. However, in Bandar Kuching, it is a straight fight between the DAP and BN. In publicly calling on his supporters not to vote for the DAP in Bandar Kuching, what is he implying? Whose side is Dominique Ng on?

Secondly, in Sarikei constituency, where the DAP is taking on the BN and 3 other independent candidates, Dominique spoke in the ceramah of one of the independent candidates and the gist of his attack is against the DAP instead of BN.

If such a person is not a stumbling block to co-operation between PKR and DAP in Sarawak, then who else…

George Chan's House Robbed

The robbery happened in George Chan's house may turn out to be a blessing in disguise for Sarawakians.

After the robbery, Taib openly said that he will discuss the security issue in his cabinet. Does that mean that the Sarawak cabinet has never discussed security issue in Sarawak before, despite the numerous house break-ins and robberies that have happened since last year?

If that is so, what happened to the signature campaign agaisnt crime organised by the SUPP Youth Wing?

Whatever that may happen to the Signature Petition, it is good to know that at last, the Sarawak government is seriously looking into the security problem.

Such statement also shows that whatever that may happen to the common people, the Sarawak government simply won't care less. It is only when the Ministers or the VVIPs are affected that the government then starts to take action.

Indonesian Army Robbing Malaysian in Malaysia

I have today written to Najib high-lighting the robbery committed by the Indonesian army near the border within our Malaysia territory. Our soldiers can do nothing against the fearsome Indonesian soldiers.

This is my letter:

1. Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib BinTun Abdul Razak
Timbalan Perdana Menteri
Pejabat Timbalan Perdana Menteri
Aras 4 Blok Barat,
Bangunan Perdana Putra,
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan
62502 PUTRAJAYA By Fax & Post
03-8888 0035

2. Dato’ Abu BakarBin Haji Abdullah
Ketua Setiausaha
Kementerian Pertahanan Malaysia
Jalan Padang Tembak
50634 Kuala Lumpur By Fax & Post
03-2691 4163

Dear Sir,
Re: Robbery by Indonesian Army in Malaysia territory near the
Malaysian/Indonesian border at Bau, Sarawak
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发展工程无视附近居民安全及感受

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飞机场路酒店工程无视附近居民安全及感受,不但造成附近住宅区9次闪电积水,更造成毗邻KAMPUNG CEMERLANG一间住宅倒塌,一小回教堂及一住宅也面对坍塌的危机。
根据居民们投诉,自有关工程开始以来,对他们造成极大的困扰。工程造成了毗邻数住宅后院的篱笆倒塌,其中一间屋子更在约两个月前宣告崩塌。
另一名屋主也终日提心吊胆,不知其屋子何时会坍塌。有关屋子后院已出现严重崩塌的现象,除了整个篱笆倒塌,沟渠也出现严重的裂痕。且其隔邻的小回教堂后院的有盖小走廊也已宣告崩塌。
是名屋主也曾向发展商作出投诉,唯发展商并没有即刻采取必要的行动,只是在其后院以木条设围栏,避免屋主靠近已崩塌的地区,并表示在工程完工后才为屋主进行补修工作。然而,令屋主担心的是,在有关工程完工后,其屋子是否早已像另间屋子般,早已崩塌了。
此外,当地的居民们也投诉,该住宅区15年来未曾发生水患。然而,这项工程却令该处逢雨成灾,短短的时间内便发生9次的闪电积水现象。
且,另一名屋主也投诉,指工地的临时厕所设于其厨房不远处,令其家人在用餐时,都饱受“异味“的烦恼。且整个工地也都没有设围墙。
行动党向来不反对发展,惟我们强调的是,发展不能忽略人民的感受。像这工程,完全忽视附近居民感受及安全,是无法令人所接受的。我已致函予建筑安全局,呼吁当局即刻关注及处理这事件。如果必要,我也将致函首相署及在国会中反映着事件。


篱笆崩塌
支撑桩严重倾斜,的以钢索拉住,避免倒塌
住宅后院沟渠严重崩裂

小回教堂有盖走廊崩塌

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270308慰劳宴

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Sulaiman Taib Appointed Deputy Minister

How can Sulaiman Taib be appointed a Deputy Minister while many several-term MPs still remain back-benchers only, the like of Wan Junaidi (Santubong), Richard Riot (Serian), James (Mambong), and even Tiong Tai King (Lanang)?

Does the fact that Sulaiman is the son of Taib, the Chief Minister of Sarawak, play an instrumental factor in his appointment? Sulaiman is a green horn in politics and still wet behind the ears. Has no involvement in the administration of government, other than the fact that he is the son of the CM of Sarawak. Out of the blue, he was made a candidate and after the election, he was made a deputy minister.

Taib Mahmud owes an explanation to the people of Sarawak on this appointment. Is this a manifestation of nepotism?

It is thus no wonder that rumours of defection is now everywhere. With such manner of selection for the Administration posts, how can Taib convince the MPs of BN that the appointment is based on meritocracy.

Before the polling day, I have in DAP'…

苏莱曼泰益获委旅游副部长

于昨日(19日)公布的新内阁阵容中,砂州首长公子苏莱曼泰益获委为旅游部副部长。
对于首次出来竞选就获胜的苏莱曼泰益“一步登天”、便可担任副部长的情况,我们不感到惊讶,但是我们感到遗憾。这是让人民不能接受的,相信国阵内部也有许多人不能接受。
苏莱曼泰益没有从政经验,但在第一次出战选举后,便能一跃龙门,登上副部长之职,到底间中是否有一些裙带关系之嫌,不禁令人好奇。这点,身为砂州首长的其父,应该向人民作出澄清。
再者,在数年前当UTAMA BANKING GROUP 还是RHD BANK的大股东时,苏莱曼泰益要延续其在RHB BANK总裁的职位,但不获得国家银行的批准。为何当时他无法获得国家银行的批准RHB BANK总裁的职位,现在担任副部长的他也应该向人民解释,这样才能够服众。

Alleged Vote Buying by SUPP

I receives calls from an anonymous person telling me that the police is asking the caller's friends to go to the police station for investigation on what did his friend speak to me during the election campaign period. the caller asked me what to do.

For police statements, just tell the truth.

During election campaign period, I received hundreds of phone calls. Few of those calls told me that there was vote buying carried out by the SUPP, but the callers did not identify themselves.

When I lodged police report against vote buying by SUPP, I told the police I did not know who these callers are.

I am indeed surprised that the police are now contacting these callers for interrogation.

Isn't the police supposed to go to interrogate SUPP members and campaign helpers to investigate whether they did carry out vote buying? Aren't such investigation work supposed to be carried out before the polling day to stop corrupt practice on voting?

This is typical of the Malaysian Police, going…