Tuesday, July 29, 2008

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 Pelajaran menyatakan sebab-sebab masalah kekurangan guru di SJKC yang terwujud sepanjang masa ini dan apakah langkah-langkah baru yang akan diambilkan oleh kerajaan untuk menyelesaikan masalah tersebut.

5. Chong Chieng Jen minta Menteri Pelajaran menyatakan samada kerajaan akan menukarkan polisi sepanjang masa ini yang memarginalisasikan SJKCs dan SJKTs dari segi Dana Pembangunan supaya SJKCs dan SJKTs akan diagihkan peruntukan yang seimbang dengan peratusan jumlah murid-muridnya berbanding dengan Sekolah-sekolah Kebangsaan.

6. Chong Chieng Jen minta Perdana Menteri menyatakan kenapa kebelakangan ini kerajaan sering menegaskan perpaduan Orang Melayu sedangkan perpaduan semua Rakyat Malaysia seharusnya menjadikan agenda terutama Negara kita.

7. Chong Chieng Jen minta Perdana Menteri menyatakan samada kerajaan berniat mengkajibalik dengan keseluruhannya pelaksanaan Dasar Ekonomi Baru yang kian disalahgunakan untuk memperkayakan segelintir kumpulan yang berkaitan dengan pemimpin-pemimpin politik.

8. Chong Chieng Jen minta Perdana Menteri menyatakan apakah langkah-langkah perangsang ekonomi yang akan dilaksanakan di Sarawak dan kaedah-kaedah untuk meringankan beban kehidupan rakyat di Sarawak.

9. Chong Chieng Jen minta Perdana Menteri menyatakan bilakah kerajaan akan menubuhkan Suruhanjaya Bebas Aduan dan Salahlaku Polis (IPCMC) sepertimana yang disarankan oleh Suruhanjaya Diraja Penambahbaikan Perjalanan dan Pengurusan Polis Diraja Malaysia.

10. Chong Chieng Jen minta Menteri Perdagangan Dalam Negeri dan Hal Ehwal Pengguna menyatakan apakah halangan dari segi undang-undang yang melarangkan pengimpotan simen (cement) dari Semenanjung Malaysia ke Sarawak dan apakah sebab-sebab kewujudan larangan tersebut.

11. Chong Chieng Jen minta Perdana Menteri menyatakan samada Laporan Penilaian Impak Alam Sekitar (EIA) telah dijalankan atas cadangan Kerajaan Sarawak untuk membina 12 lagi empangan hidroelektrik di Sarawak. Apakah hasil laporan tersubut.

12. Chong Chieng Jen minta Perdana Menteri menyatakan samada kerajaan akan melaksanakan “open air” polisi di Sarawak dengan membenarkan lebih banyak syarikat penerbangan antarabangsa datang ke Sarawak demi pembangunan industri pelancongan Sarawak.

Sekian Terima Kasih.

Yang benar

Chong Chieng Jen

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

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 company getting the lion share of the government's projects. In Parliament, I spoke strongly against the continuation of New Economic Policy in the current manner, many poor Malays remain poorer, a handful UMNO puteras getting tons of money and become super rich.

Maybe that is why the whole of BN wants to go against me.

(Please do not post any comment in respect of the Election Petition)

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 question mark whether they will come to be cross-examined in Court.

(Please do not post any comment in respect of the Election Petition)

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

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 arena. I suspect, with good grounds, SUPP is behind all this. It is cowardly of them to hide behind the scene. Despite having won 30 out of 31 seats in the last General Election, the Sarawak BN still proceed with this underhand tactic to try to kill off the only Saraak Opposition voice in Parliament.

The important thing is, I know, and the People also know, that the ulterior motive of this Petition is to put me away from the political arena and that SUPP is behind this.

It is time to go to Court now.
(Please do not post any comment in respect of the Election Petition)