Saturday, April 26, 2008

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 keris by Hisham is a political stunt of Hisham, playing the racial sentimen. It is irresponsible act like this that is causing disunity among the different races in Malaysia. Hisham's act is a shame and insult to all Malaysian.

Therefore, Hisham should tender an unqualified public apology to all Malaysians.

Friday, April 25, 2008

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

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…

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

《万人注册、全民参政》选民注册运动 VOTERS REGISTRATION


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

Monday, April 21, 2008

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 unprecedented BN victory in the 2004 Election, Abdullah's "bao qing tian" became "da pao xian". (包青天变大炮仙). He put aside all his promises on "War against Corruption".

I just can't help but to hold the view that had the Opposition not won big in the 2008 Election, all these anti-corruption promises would remain buried underground.


How effective Will the ACA Become?

To answer this question, one has first to ask how effective is a Parliamentary Committee in exercising its supervisory duty?

We have a few Parliamentary Select Committee set up in the last terms. After spending hundreds of thousand Ringgit or even millions of Ringgit of tax-payer's money, no report was presented by a few of these Select Committees to the Parliament before the Parliament was dissolved on 13-2-2008.

There was one common trait in all those Select Committees. They were all chaired by BN Members of Parliament.

We also have the Royal Commission Report for Police Reform tabled in Parliament in 2005 but until today, THE most important recommendation of the Report, ie. setting up an Independent Police Complaint and Misconduct Commission, was not implemented by the BN government

At the end of the day, it boils down to, whether the BN government is under pressure from the Rakyat to perform better. Whether there is any political will on the part of the BN government to change Malaysia for the better. I strongly believe that it is impossible to change from within BN, there are too many connections and self-interests involved. The only way is to change from outside BN.

Therefore, for the start, to appoint an Opposition Member of Parliament as the Chairman of the Commission overseeing the ACA is most appropriate and that the committee should comprise more Opposition MPs than BN MPs.

《万人注册、全民参政》

《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。

Monday, April 14, 2008

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 statement. All Malaysian are born equal and we are all equal in the eye of law. Having made such a statement, it is only appropriate that the Crown Prince should withdraw the statement and apologise to all Malaysians.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

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?

For the sake of a co-operation between PKR and DAP in Sarawak, Dominique ought to step down. In my opinion, See Chee How is a more suitable person than Dominique Ng to lead PKR Sarawak if there is no other Bumiputera leader capable of leading PKR Sarawak.

To clear the air, I have not threatened to sue Dominique Ng for the defamatory statements made against me during the Election campaign period, though until this day I still can't understand why his speeches during the election time mainly attacked the DAP instead of BN.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

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.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

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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I received complaint from the workers of a timber logging operator at Kampung Padang Pan, Bau, Sarawak that Indonesian army had trespassed into our Malaysia’s territory and robbed them of their bulldozer/caterpillar.

Enclosed herewith 2 copies of the Police Report No.BAU/000350/08 dated 8-3-2008 and No.Bau/Kpt/459/2008 dated 29-3-2008 for your reference.

According to the complainants, on 7-3-2008, the Indonesian army, without the consent of the logging operator, removed the operator’s bulldozer from the operator’s logging site to another logging block which is nearly to the Malaysian/Indonesian border. The Indonesian army demanded payment of RM30,000.00 for the return of the said bulldozer.

After one of the complainants, Mr. Hii King Wan, lodged the police report, some police personnel and a few of our Malaysia army personnel went to the place of incidence and confronted the Indonesian soldiers.

Our army personnel used the GPS location tool and pointed out to the Indonesia soldiers that the bulldozer was within our Malaysian territory. Even the boundary stumps show that the truck was on our Malaysian land. However, the Indonesian army refused to return the bulldozer to the logging operator saying that they need further verification with their own GPS location tools. There were, at that time, about 20 Indonesian soldiers, all holding their guns pointing at the complainant and our police and army personnel.

Seeing that the Indonesian army would not give in, the complainant and the police and army personnel left the bulldozer at the place and waited for further response from the Indonesian army.

On 29-3-2008, the complainants were informed by the villagers that the Indonesian army moved the bulldozer a second time and this time they moved it across the boundary into the Indonesian territory.

This is day-light robbery by Indonesian army against our citizen in our own country. This also tantamount to an attack on the sovereignty of our country.

Not only is the bulldozer robbed by the Indonesian army, the other workers in the logging camp now do not dare to work for fear of further aggression on the part of the Indonesian army.

For the sovereignty of our country and protection of our citizens’ rights, I urge that immediate action be taken against the Indonesian government to retrieve the bulldozer and to stop further unlawful intrusion by the Indonesian army into our country.

Thank you for your kind attention and urgent action.


Yours faithfully,




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Chong Chieng Jen

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

发展工程无视附近居民安全及感受

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