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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…



Election Petition against Me

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…