Saturday, February 28, 2015

'To fight extremism, Najib must start from Umno'

Sarawak DAP welcomed Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s statement on fighting against extremism, as it is not good for the country and the people.

“But to fight extremism, I urge him to walk the talk. Don’t only pay lip service. He must start from Umno, of which he is the president,” said Sarawak DAP chief Chong Chieng Jen (left) when commenting on the matter.

Last night, Najib told some 40,000 people who were attending a Chinese New Year gathering at the compound of Dewan Masyarakat Kuching that the BN government rejected any form of extremism.

He said he was aware that the Chinese in Malaysia wanted peace, stability, good governance and rejected extremism.

“They want, above all, peace and stability. If you don’t have peace and stability, you cannot do business or make money, and BN can provide peace and stability in Sarawak.

“When we have peace and stability, we must reject extremism,” Najib was quoted as saying.

Speaking at a news conference this morning, Chong - who is also the Bandar Kuching MP and state assemblyperson for Kota Sentosa - stressed that the PM should first tackle Umno, which he claimed was full of extremists.

“Some Umno leaders and cabinet ministers have been issuing racist and religious extremist statements.


"For a minister to make a racist statement like accusing the Chinese of exploiting the price of goods and urging the Malays to boycott Chinese traders, it shows that this minister is not fit to be in the cabinet,” said Chong, referring to Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob's infamous Facebookposting.

Najib has to take a series of actions against the many extremists in Umno and to tackle them one by one, only then will he have showed that he walked the talk, added Chong.

“As far as Sarawak as concerned, we do not have any extremism, and we don’t welcome extremism from the peninsula.

“That is why we don’t welcome Umno,” he said.

Najib and his wife Rosmah Mansor returned to Kuala Lumpur this morning after a three-day visit to Sarawak.

on Malaysiakini(28/2/2015)

展现和解诚意,向董总拜年去

自从20/1/15高庭法官献议双方庭外和解,改革派宣布放弃要召集违法的18中委特别会议。许多关心华教体系的团体或个别人士,纷纷表示欣慰,期待董总风波早日落幕,更建议双方通过中立社团,主办圆座会议,以民主公开方式,辩论议题,推行中庸之道。当权派叶邹表示,愿意和解只要不伤害各方,不预定条件,按会章,不触犯教育法令和社团注册法规,以免陷董总未来与不利之境。希望在3月5日之前各方自我克制,不发表任何干 扰 司法的言论。
令人遗憾的是,挑战派,漠视民意,怂恿其文化打手,继续狂攻,抹黑,重复无中生有的旧事,增添莫须有的罪名,尽情羞辱诋毁董总领导人, 例如 说叶邹与时任新院理事长王今钟成立一家新纪元私人有限公司,是意图将董教总名下的新院和产业及资金,转到这家注册在叶邹和王今钟名下的新纪元私人有限公司。要成为新院这家大学的老板 ,把三位为新院格升大学义不容辞的承担 ,诋毁为贪腐,嚣张,想鲸吞公产的卑鄙之徒。这是极度的毁谤。
其实,2014 年3月17日成立新纪元私人有限公司的成立,获董教总教育中心董事一致同意 ,一星期后, 24/3/2014就将所有股份转移到董教总教育中心 。 如今被指私人有限公司是要私有化新院或吞拚新院。
劳动新院理事长出面证实,新纪元私人有限公司是100% 由董教总中心非营利有限公司拥有的子公司。组织新纪元私人有限公司是应当权者的条件,是新院格升为大学学院的必要程序。
令人惊叹的是,董教总教育中心,不乏挑战派的人选,明知就里,却不愿澄清真相,只为抹黑对方,宁让支持者胡乱叫骂,惹上毁谤官非自食恶果,真缺德。试问他们给叶邹所冠上的种种罪名还可相信吗?
农历新年来临,去年抄董总多次召集中常委会议,团拜事宜都例入讨论议程,问题是傅振荃等,执意要先解决倒邹(违章的动议)不果,便不顾正常会务,制造流会。原先因内部矛盾无法近期解决,董总 宣布今年不筹办新春团拜,但一班支持者咸认新春团拜是华人文化精髓,对来年的进展有正面的影响,举办新春团拜可促进政府,党团,群众交流,互相激励,作用大,希望所有董联会成员支持今年的团拜,不因人废事,把董总推向分裂的深渊,新春团拜是破镜团圆最适当的平台。董总在一批董联会的支持下,决定在不花费董总财政一分一毛的情形下,新春团拜照跑。
为破坏董总活动,腰斩董总行政活力,挑战派推出5华团公然表示杯葛团拜,说搞团拜是在分裂华社,喊出如此匪夷所思的论调。新春团拜,彼此祝福,以宏观宽恕之心取代狭隘怨怼之意,伸出友谊之手,传达亲善和谐中庸之道,何以会增加分裂?这5个团体出师无名,谁在破坏华社团结,谁不愿和解,已一目了然。
华人新年佳节原属一片祥和互相祝福喜气洋洋的日子,然而在董总内斗的战场上,挑战派仍然释放浓烈硝烟,为了摧毁董总主办的新春团拜,加强炮火,马不停蹄,轰炸到农历除夕日,接连发表了万言毫无新意的沉长文告。重复挑战派1年多对叶邹的指责,意犹未尽,最后咒骂叶邹气数已尽,准备迎接後叶邹时代的到来。新年佳节,恶言恶语,实在令人反感。
为了进一步打击董总举办的团拜,挑战派串联别州同路人,此起彼落,数落董总过去4年团拜花费了55万令吉。不该如此浪费。然而这笔龐大的开支都是经过董总各级会议通过和认可,是集体的决定,包括如今挑战派中的常委和中委的认同,再由傅振全秘书处核查,请问当时为何不纠正?为何不建议删掉华而不实的节目?如果以傅振全荃为首的挑战派指如此开销,有犯上报大数和滥用公款之罪,是否知道自己身为时任处事中委,如按法理来办,自己也逃不过同谋共犯之罪,如今闹分裂,就想把责任推到叶邹二老身上,委实法理难容,言者是在自揭疮疤,不知丑。请问华社,这样素质的人选,可以当担民族文化大业的旗手吗?
叶邹把挑战派违章违法行为带上法庭,是坚持董总的运作须依章依法行事,是在挽救董总,这座华教堡垒,免遭社团注册局取缔,动摇其法定地位,何过之有?
正当华教面对(2013-2025教育大蓝图)内不利母语教育发展的政策的存亡威胁之际,董总发动波澜壮阔的百万签名运动,获1100团体签名支持齐心反对蓝图中不利母语教育的条文。
挑战派此刻,坚持挑起人事课题,如此凌厉打压叶邹,如此猴急要拉叶邹下台, 令人怀疑他们背后的隐议程。是否在转移人民对华教路线斗争的中心点,挑战派要逼迫董总认同关丹中华中学是华文独中,指鹿为马;要董总接受关中学生参与独中的统考,以身试法。事实证明,关中按批文是一间马来文私立中学,董总不能接受关中学生参与独中的统考,除非得到官方考试总监书面的批准。挑战派无法自圆其说,只能选择逃避,另挑话题转移关心华教人士的视线。让人事纷争蒙蔽华教危机的真相。这将 迎合当权者执行单元文化的新政策,顺利推行教育大蓝图的政令。华社绝不能等闲视之。
挑战派催动各路人马,媒体,“知名”人士为叶邹冠上种种5花8门的罪名。叶邹二老为自身的清白举办听证会加以腾清,何错?真理越辩越清,何惧?举办听证会不是在阔大矛盾,而是在扩大华教支持者的知情权,以免党团被一些别有居心领袖所误导。
诚心希望挑战派认清敌我,不要再刁难,让董总能集中精力对付单元文化政策对母语教育的侵蚀。职权届满,业绩不彰,依法依章轮替,保存董总完整,皆大欢喜,何乐而不为。
挑战派要改朝换代不是不可以,但要改之有道,挑战派领军人物也要有自己的业绩,同时彰显取代队伍的素质,方能令人信服。怎能一味对现任的领袖乱套罪名,一举抹杀叶邹数十年来呕心沥血, 尽心尽力,义务为华教抗拒单元文化政策不断侵蚀华教的恶作剧的所有付出。挑战派的激烈无情夺权手段,将使有志献身华教者心寒,望而却步。叶邹诚如挑战派所指的大奸大恶,傅振荃诸公与叶邹二老十多年来共事,认同所推行的议案,按理也难逃助暴为掠之嫌。何况仅在1年前,叶邹是在众望所归,没有挑战的情况下蝉联旧职,这一切真令人费解!
任何危及董总的注册地位或任何违章违法的举动是绝对不能支持。削弱董总的力量就是助长单元文化的力量。支持董总不等于支持叶邹永远座镇董总领导高职。而是支持他们坚贞不渝维护华教的立场。
新年伊始, 万象更新,希望董总裂痕愈合,同心协力迎接未来的挑战。希望董总百万人签名运动的壮举成功说服当权者,修改教育大蓝图中不利母语的条文。祝华社董总全体同仁,万事顺心如意。
张守江 律师
稿于 26/2/2015

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Speculation on early election as PM visits S’wak

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s three-day visit to Sarawak, starting this evening, has sparked off speculation for an early state election as elaborate programmes have been laid down for him and his wife Rosmah Mansor.

During the visit, he is expected to meet with the state BN leaders to discuss the state’s preparations for the coming state election although there is no mention of him meeting them in the programme.

Political observers said that all programmes arranged for Najib and statements made by BN leaders seemed to point to an early election.

Many had expected it to be held in September this year.

The term for the current state assembly should end in June next year.

Yesterday, Sarawak DAP chief Chong Chieng Jen (left) told newsmen that the visit by the  PM indicated an early election for Sarawak and during the visit he would bring a lot of ‘election goodies’ and make many election promises.

“He will act as ‘Santa Claus’ distributing election goodies especially to the rural people,” said Chong who is the Kota Sentosa State assemblyperson.

“But don’t underestimate the intelligence of the rural people now - they know what is good and what is bad.

“We have gone through a number of elections, and we know the voters will not be swayed easily by such goodies and promises,” he said.

As for the DAP, they would not be intimidated by the ‘election goodies’.

Programmes for PM

Meanwhile, this evening the prime minister will open Sarawak Urban Transformation Centre and the following day he will fly to Sri Aman where he will lay the foundation of the much-talked-about Sri Aman Hospital.

After the function, he will proceed to Beladin to perform a ground-breaking ceremony for the Beladin Community Hall.

In the afternoon, Najib will fly to Serian where he will open the Selabi water treatment plant. He is also expected to announce the upgrading of Serian district into a division.

Tomorrow night, the prime minister and his wife will attend a Chinese New Year celebration with other BN leaders.

Some 40,000 people are expected to attend at the Dewan Masyarakat Kuching.

Before returning to Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, he will visit Satok Food Centre, where he will hand over aid to victims of the recent floods.

on Malaysiakini(26/2/2015)

Sarawak DAP to file motion to make 'Dayak' a race

Sarawak DAP will move a motion in the coming state legislative assembly sitting to seek the term 'Dayak' to define all indigenous races in Sarawak, other than Malays.

To do so, there needs to be an amendment to the term 'natives' in the Sarawak Interpretation Ordinance (SIO), state DAP chief Chong Chieng Jen told a press conference in Kuching today.

As it is, Sarawak natives already recognise themselves as Dayak, the Kota Sentosa assemblyperson said.

"It is with this strong sentiment that there is now the call for the term ‘Dayak’ to replace the term ‘dan lain-lain’ or the suggested ‘bumiputera’ in the race column of all government forms."

Chong (left) said the party wants Sarawak natives to be classified as two races – Dayak and Malay.

"All the previously referred to races, like the Iban, Bidayuh, etc, will be regarded as sub-ethnic groups under the unifying term for the race called ‘Dayak’," he said.

"At the moment, the shocking truth is that there is no ‘Dayak’ race in the SIO."

DAP's proposal will also see sub-ethnic groups Berawan, Lakiput and Tering, now omitted from the definition of 'natives', to be recognised as 'Dayak'.

Under the SIO, the term ‘natives’ means Bidayuh or Land Dayak, Bukitan, Berawan, Bisayah, Dusun, Iban or Sea Dayak, Kadayan, Kelabit, Kayan, Kenyah (including Sabup and Sipeng), Kajang (including Sekapan, Kejaman, Lahanan, Punan, Tanjong and Kanowit), Lakiput, Lugat, Lisum, Melanau, Murut or Lun Bawang, Penan, Sian, Tagal, Tabun, Tering, Ukit and any admixture of these races with each other.

No more divisions

The proposal will not be the final draft, Chong said, and welcomes suggestions from Dayak NGOs, academicians and community members.

Sarawak DAP vice-chairperson Leon Jimat Donald (below, right) has been tasked to receive feedback on the proposal, which the party wants to finalise before the deadline for submissions to the secretary of the state legislative assembly.

Submissions must be made two weeks before assembly sitting. The date for the next sitting has yet to be announced but the Sarawak assembly traditionally sits in May and in November.

"Under the BN regime, the Dayak have been divided into small groups and marginalised, sometimes even totally forgotten in the federal government’s policy-making process.

"It is time that the Dayak stand united so that their voices be heard and their plights be addressed properly by the ruling government.

"Hopefully, this amendment will be the first small step towards the unification of Dayak into a stronger political force, so that their interests may be better protected," Chong said.

on Malaysiakini(25/2/2015)

行动党来届州议会 动议修改《砂拉越诠释法》

(本报古晋25日讯)民主行动党将于来届州议会提呈动议修改《砂拉越诠释法》,把砂拉越的土著归纳为两大民族,即达雅族和马来族。
民主行动党今早在其砂拉越总部,由其砂州主席张健仁和砂州副主席里昂吉玛做出如是的联合宣布。
他们指出,近期有许多达雅族的非政府组织已在许多场合做出公布,大部分的砂拉越(非马来人)土著,都认为他们属于“达雅族”。他们认为“达雅族”包括伊班、比达友、比砂雅、肯亚等。因此,这些非政府组织也已做出强烈的呼吁,要求所有政府部门的表格,在种族归类方面,对于砂州(非马来人)原住民的归类,应该取消之前的“其他(dan lain -lain)”或阿迪南所建议的“土著(Bumiputra)”,而由“达雅族”来取代。
张氏说,为了迎合这个泛婆罗洲的趋势,也符合国际和历史对于砂拉越土著的定义,行动党将于来届砂州议会,提呈动议修改目前的《砂拉越诠释法》有关砂州原住民的定义。
没有“达雅”这个民族
他指出,在《砂拉越诠释法》之下,砂拉越的原住民(Native)被主观和任意的分为伊班族、比达友族、比砂雅族、等20个民族。让人感到惊讶的是,在目前的《砂拉越诠释法》,根本就没有“达雅”这个民族。
“早在英殖民时代,除了马来人之外,砂州原住民都被统称为’达雅’族,但是,让人感到纳闷的是,我们的法令却没有给予’达雅’族这个砂州最大的民族一个法律的定位。 这是否又是国阵的分而治之的权谋?”
张健仁和里昂的联合文稿中指出,《砂拉越诠释法》对砂州原住民的定义,是非常重要的,因为我国联邦宪法和砂拉越宪法对于砂州原住民的定义,也是根据和援引《砂拉越诠释法》所阐明的定义。
“如果在法律上都没有’达雅族’这个民族,那又如何能够在官方文件上填写’达雅族’这种族? 因此,若’达雅’这个词要有法律的定位,受到法律上的承认为一个民族,首要条件就是必须修改《砂拉越诠释法》对砂拉越原住民的定义。”
行动党所将提呈的动议,原则上如下:
1. 砂拉越原住民包括两个民族,即,达雅族和马来人。
2. 达雅族包括以下的所有籍贯(sub-ethnic group),即,Bidayuhs or Land Dayaks,Bukitans,Berawans,Bisayahs,Dusuns,Ibans or Sea Dayaks,Kadayans,Kelabits,Kayans,Kenyahs (including Sabups and Sipengs) ,Kajangs (including Sekapans,Kejamans,Lahanans,Punans,Tanjongs and Kanowits),Lakiputs,Lugats,Lisums,Melanaus,Muruts or Lun Bawangs,Penans,Sians,Tagals,Tabuns,Terings,Ukits
欢迎提出意见或反建议
里昂吉玛表示,这是民主行动党所草拟的动议的初稿。行动党欢迎所有的达雅非政府组织、学者、各别团体或个人,能针对这个动议提出意见或反建议,以便该党能够加以改善。
他希望所有的建议可以通过其电邮地址leon.donald@rocket.com 电邮给他。行动党将给予考虑和讨论,直至来届州议会提呈动议的期限为止。
他也表示,过去几十年的国阵统治下,达雅族已被分化为许多小族群并被边缘化。更甚的是,往往,在联邦政府制定政策时,达雅族群的权益完全被遗忘掉,只有在接近选举要他们的选票时,才会记得达雅人。
“因此,是时候达雅族团结一致,加强达雅族整体的声音以便政府会正视他们的诉求和问题。 我们行动党希望,这次行动党所建议的《砂拉越诠释法》的修改,可以成为团结达雅族的第一个小步。”
取自诗华日报(26/2/2015)

张健仁:料将出现重叠 火箭放眼攻30州议席

(本报古晋25日讯)民主行动党砂州委员会主席张健仁披露,该党将于来届州选举放眼攻打30个州议席,其中大部分上阵的将是非华候选人。
言下之意,行动党是否将于来届州选举攻打更多非华裔选民为主的选区?而同属民联阵营的伊斯兰党及公正党会否因此而影响州议席分配,更是引起关注!
“在政治上,没有永久不变的局势,有可能多过30个州议席,也可能少过30席。唯一肯定的是,目前我们放眼攻打30个州议席。”
对于选区预料将出现重叠的情况,他并不以为然,称西马也出现重叠情况。
“行动党砂州委员会在民联课题上依旧坚持立场,至于民联三党是否能够重修旧好,择日再谈。”
对于此举是否代表行动党将孤军作战,他不置可否。
他补充,在州选举的准备工作上,该党持续处于备战状态。
他今早于行动党总部召开记者招待会上,接受媒体访问时如是指出。
首相来送大礼了
另一边厢,张健仁也表示,朋岭区州议员杨薇讳在上届州立法议会发表砂第二资源与环境部长拿督阿玛阿旺登雅无视伐木课题,而被部长动议提呈至砂州议会特权委员会辩论,预计将于一至两个月后召开听证会。
他称,随后特权委员会将整理报告并提呈至州立法议会以进行动议辩论,决定杨薇讳的命运。
对于首相拿督斯里纳吉将于明日抵达砂州进行为期3天的访问,他笑称圣诞老人(首相)来送大礼了,希望可为人民捎来好消息。
取自诗华日报(26/2/2015)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Why the rush? Chong asks EC

KUCHING: The Election Commission (EC) should be taken to task for the extreme short notice to those who object from Batu Lintang to attend the public enquiry and their insensitivity to the Chinese New Year celebration.

State DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen said the notice was served on the eve of the Chinese New Year, and the hearing was scheduled for Monday (the first working day after the festive celebration) at 8.30 am.

“This is less than one working day notice,” he said in a press statement yesterday.

According to Chong, the spokesperson for those who objected from Batu Lintang is Bong Kuet Vui, the special assistant to Padungan assemblyman Wong King Wei.

Bong received the notice on last Wednesday.

“With a less than one working day notice to attend the hearing is by all standards grossly insufficient and inadequate, bearing in mind that the holidays in between the notice and the hearing were the Chinese New Year celebration.

“What is the rush for the EC? Is the EC trying to rush the matter so that the new areas will be in time for the next Sarawak state election? Is EC taking instructions from BN to rush?”
Chong said the DAP had rounded up more than 100 voters in Batu Lintang constituency to make the following counter-proposal.

First, to create a new state constituency by joining two polling districts, namely Tabuan Jaya and Tabuan Laru, from the existing Batu Lintang constituency with four polling districts – Kenyalang, Supreme, Chong Kiun Kong and Simpang Tiga – from the existing Pending constituency.

“The new proposed state constituency shall be called ‘Tabuan Jaya’.”

Second, to create a new parliamentary constituency with the new Batu Lintang and Kota Sentosa state seats, leaving Stampin parliamentary constituency with only Batu Kawah and Batu Kitang state seats.

The proposed name for the new parliamentary constituency should be called ‘Sungai Maong’, added Chong.

“The purpose for our counter-proposal is to, more or less, equalise the number of voters for all the parliamentary and state constituencies.

“In Sarawak, the average number of voters for each parliamentary constituency is 36,700. But according to the proposal by the EC, the new Bandar Kuching Parliamentary constituency will have 78,000 voters.

“This number is more than double Sarawak’s average. It is also more than triple the number of voters for those constituencies with less than 20,000 voters.”

He alleged that “such unfair electoral delineation is totally against the principle of one-person one-vote one-value.”

“What the EC is doing is trying to mess up the voting rights and vote values of the electorates. It seems the sole purpose of the existence of the EC is to ensure electoral victory for the BN, notwithstanding that the majority of the voters will vote against the BN.”

on BorneoPost(24/2/2015)

不认同选区划分 火箭提反建议


(古晋23日讯)古晋市国会议员兼哥打圣淘沙州议员张健仁抨击选举委员会根本无心举行真正的听证会,而只是为了应酬宪法条文而草率的进行听证会。
针对峇都林当选区重新划分的抗议,选举委员会今早8时半举行听证会。行动党该区抗议的选民代表是浮罗岸区州议员黄庆伟的特别助理黄国为。
张氏指出,黄国为是在农历新年除夕(星期三)收到选委会的通知书,通知其必须在今天(星期一)早上8时半出席听证会,从收到通知书至听证会,时间还没有一个工作天。
时间匆促难准备
张健仁透露,行动党针对峇都林当选区的重新划分所提出的反建议是如下:
1.划出一个新的州选区–达万再也州选区
把现有巴都林当州议席内的达万再也和达万拉鲁两个投票区,联合现有朋岭州议席内的肯雅兰园、富贵园、张君光路和新邦迪卡这4个投票区,结合形成一个新的州议席,并命名为达万再也州议席。
2.划出一个新的国会选区–盐柴港国会选区
把新的峇都林当州议席和哥打圣淘沙州议席结合形成一个新的国会议席,并命名为盐柴港国会议席。
张氏表示,选委会目前所提的建议,完全不符一人一票一个价值的原则。按照选委会的建议,古晋国会议席的选民人数将从原本的5万人,增加到7万8000人。
他指出,砂州国会议席的平均选民人数只是3万6700人。古晋市国会议席的选民人数,是砂州国会议席平均选民人数的1倍,更是一些只有2万选民的国会选区的人数的3倍。这是完全不符民主原则和精神的,也是违反宪法条文的。
“因此,行动党提出以上两项建议,以平衡砂州各个选区的选民人数。”
张健仁说,选委会的这种选区划分的建议,根本就是在帮助国阵巩固国阵的势力,完全失去一个独立委员会所应有的功能。
听证会也玩手段
张氏也指出,除了不公平的选区划分,选委会就连举行听证会,也要玩手段,不让抗议者有足够的时间准备。通知书是在年除夕(星期三)下午交给黄国为,听证会时间是(初五)星期一早上8时半。星期四到星期天都是公共假期,更是农历新年期间。
“少过一个工作天的通知,在任何官方的程序都是不能被接受的,更何况这是涉及人民投票的基本宪法权力。”
张氏说,从种种迹象,证实选委会只是国阵的一个工具。它存在的价值,只是为了确保,就算多数的选民不支持国阵,它也会出尽法宝,不择手段的为国阵保住政权。因此,称马来西亚的选委会为国阵的第14成员党并不为过。
取自诗华日报(24/2/2015)

Friday, February 20, 2015

行动党新年大计 盼攻下土著选区

(本报古晋19日讯)民主行动党新年大计划!
该党国州议员张健仁表示,若州选于今年内举行,该党将在土著区争取突破, 即攻下3至5个议席;现有的议席(华人区)也可增加多一至两个议席。
张健仁是在大年初一上午开放门户之际,接受媒体访问时,如是表示。
“我们当然希望能百尺竿头,更进一步,这是比较保守的估计,希望能做到。”
他指出,另外一个目标就是在新的一年,推动民都鲁宣言中的其中一些事项,比如提供免费公共交通工具,如在古晋诗巫,美里,民都鲁四个主要大城市,政府应该国有化公共巴士的服务,而且是免费的。
他续称,第二是推出教育自主权,交替从联邦事项转为州事项,由州本身决定议程。
取自诗华日报(20/2/2015)

Friday, February 13, 2015

奉劝罗克强,先搞好本身职责内的事务,才搞政治。

(古晋12日讯)古晋市国会议员兼哥打圣淘沙州议员张健仁奉劝罗克强,先搞好本身职责内的事务,才搞政治。
张氏指出,7里一带的交通紊乱,显示巴达旺市议会的治理无方。 而7里刘善邦路中间开口处封路的事件,更显示巴达旺市议会罔顾民意,把问题越搞越糟。
张氏说,当时封路后,罗克强叫7里一带的商家给市议会一点时间试试。 一转眼已是一年了,交通堵塞问题没有解决,反而更糟糕。 巴达旺为了面子问题,还是不愿意开路。
“难道市议会的面子,比人民的不便来得更重要? 再者,当天我陪同一些商家去到罗克强的办公室,他却不允许那些商家进入。态度专横高傲,根本没有把人民当老板看待。”
“更重要的是,巴达旺市议会花了几十万令吉请交通咨询公司,改7里镇的交通流程,最后却不见应有的成效,交通堵塞问题依旧。”
张氏指出,巴达旺已有热线,罗克强若真的要服务人民,7里镇交通堵塞、停车位不足、巴达旺管辖下的地区道路沟渠失修、街灯不足的问题就够其忙了。 放着这些正务不处理,再多的热线也是枉然。
张氏举例,刘善邦路和老港下路口是一个非常危险的十字路口,许多民众都已投诉,张氏本身也写了几封信给巴达旺市议会,巴达旺市议会到今天还没有任何改善的行动。
“7里大路交通灯到Batu Kitang轻工业区短短不到一公里的大路,多年没有路灯,许多民众也已投诉几年来,而行动党也数次提出,巴达旺也没有处理。 这短短的一段路,若巴达旺一年安置一盏路灯,现在整段路也已经有路灯了。”
张氏说,罗克强若没有真正听取民意的态度来处理事情,再多的热线也等同虚设,只是在做政治秀,搞宣传。
因此,张氏希望罗克强优先把以上其所提出的民生问题解决,履行他的职责。

Thursday, February 12, 2015

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!


We are looking for volunteers again!
ULU PAPAR (SABAH) MICRO-HYDRO COMMUNITY PROJECT – PHASE 2
Under our Impian Sabah programme, we are now recruiting volunteers for this micro-hydro project that will run from 7-15 March 2015. This project will provide green and sustainable energy to villagers at Ulu Papar.
Volunteers are expected to assist the project manager on manual tasks such as:
– Carrying materials and equipment to the project site
– Building concrete forms and connecting cables from power house to houses
– Helping to cook and prepare meals for the whole team.
Your expenses will include airfare (if applicable) to Kota Kinabalu Airport and RM200 volunteer contribution that covers your return ground transfer from KK Airport to the kampung, food, accommodation, and insurance.
For those who are interested, please kindly fill in this form:http://bit.ly/14sP4Ax
Enquiries can be directed to impiansabah@gmail.com.


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Judgment on Anwar













I am totally disappointed with the Court’s verdict on Anwar’s conviction. The judgment has thrown doubts on the integrity of the administration of justice in Malaysia.

If even a person of Anwar’s standing, when oppressed by the Executive, can’t find justice in the system, what will become of an ordinary people when he is oppressed by the rich and powerful?

This is a dark day for justice and democracy in Malaysia. All Malaysians of fair mind and sense of justice must remember this dark day of Malaysian history. Let us all channel this anger and disappointment into a stronger desire for change.

对于法庭定罪安华的判决,我感到极度失望。这种判决让人对于马来西亚的司法公正,感到质疑。若连一个如安华这般社会地位的人,被执政者迫害时也无法得到公正,平民百姓面对权贵迫害时,更加没有保障。

今天是马来西亚公正和民主黑暗的一天。所有具正义感和热爱民主的马来西亚人民,都应谨记这马来西亚历史黑暗的一页。让我们把这股愤怒和失望,化为更大寻求改变的动力。

10-2-2015
Chong Chieng Jen
Member of Parliament for Bandar Kuching
ADUN for Kota Sentosa


Sunday, February 8, 2015

人联党哥打圣淘沙支部设投诉热线,多此一举


(古晋8日讯)古晋市国会议员兼哥打圣淘沙州议员张健仁称,人联党哥打圣淘沙支部设投诉热线,对于,身兼人联党哥打圣淘沙支部主席和巴达旺市议会主席的罗克强,是个莫大的讽刺。

张健仁表示,圣淘沙镇人民所面对的3个最大的民生问题是,镇内的交通问题、道路沟渠缺乏维修和清理及治安问题。 其中两项是直属罗克强身为巴达旺市议会主席所管辖的。

张氏指出,交通问题和道路沟渠缺乏维修问题投诉越多,就显示巴达旺市议会有多失责。

“罗克强身为人联党哥打圣淘沙支部主席,成立这投诉热线,叫人民去投诉也是做主席的巴达旺市议会。 那市议会的投诉热线做什么?人联党的几十位市议员、甲必丹又在做什么? 放着市议会的投诉热线不用,人联党的市议员不用,用人联党的投诉热线,然后再转投诉给市议会。 这不正是俗语说的‘脱裤放屁,多此一举’。”

张健仁说,罗克强即有整个政府机构(巴达旺市议会)供他去处理7里一带的民生问题,他不好好的去执行他身为市议会主席的职责,却跑去成立一个由他为首的投诉热线,自己投诉自己的失责。这就是典型的政治秀。

“罗克强似乎忘了人联党还是国阵成员党,还是在做政府,而他本身就是政府官员。今天的他,应该告诉人民,他是要做政府官员的责任,还是要做政治、做在野党的角色?”

张氏也说,如果是70年代,这种政治秀可能还行得通,能够骗得到人民。 但是,在今天资讯发达,民智开发的时代,人联党还用上70年代的伎俩,只会自取其辱。 人联党不会进步,但是人民是会进步的。

张氏抨击,有很多时候,问题是市议会制造出来,为难人民的。他举例,巴达旺市议会在去年
将7里刘善邦路路中间的开口处封死,使刘善邦路塞车状况更加恶化。 7里一带的人民向罗克强投诉,罗克强甚至关起门,不见那些商家。 除此之外,7里镇一带的道路规划,改来改去,弄到乱七八糟,一些地方,也不知是进的,还是出的。

“7里的交通问题,是罗克强和巴达旺市议会一意孤行,不听民意所搞出来的。 如果罗克强真的要为民服务,我认为,以他巴达旺市议会主席的身份,恢复刘善邦路中间的开口处不是一个很大的难题。 若连这样一个自己权限内的事情都做不到,那还要说什么为民服务?”

张氏透露,他在上个星期天拜访7里圣淘沙镇,他接获的10个投诉,有6个是有关7里镇的交通问题,其中,大部分是对于巴达旺市议会封路行动大表不满。

他说,罗克强在封路时曾表示,让市议会封路试试一段时间。 现在已将近一年了,情况还是没有改善。罗克强应该满意了吧。也应该是时候重开路中间的之前的开口处了。

张氏揶揄,巴达旺市议会、人联党投诉热线、罗克强,这3个个体,加起来,产生一个荒谬的整体,即,巴达旺市议会失责或搞出一大堆对人民不利的问题,人民投诉人联热线,人联党转述给巴达旺市议会,巴达旺市议会解决。 如果巴达旺市议会和人联党是两个没有关联的单位,这是一个正常的投诉处理问题的过程。

“但是,荒谬之处在于,罗克强是这两个单位的主席。 原本应该做的工没做,人民投诉后才把工做好,更加以炫耀自己本分的工为‘为民服务’。 自己制造一些问题出来,为难人民,然后把自己所制造的问题解决,这就是人联党所谓的‘为民服务’了。”

张健仁:居住50多年 坟场管理员被逼迁

(本报古晋7日讯)古晋市国会议员兼哥打圣淘沙州议员张健仁呼吁砂州政府及砂州回教堂福利信托局,以人道和合理方式对待,坐落在古晋火车路回教坟场管理员的后裔。
张健仁今日与其特别助理阿都阿兹拜访一名居住在火车路回教坟场50多年但现今却面对逼迁困境的马来家庭,并提供援助向有关当局争取这个家庭的基本权力。
多年来看守坟场
根据张健仁对整个事件来龙去脉的了解,早在60年代,砂州回教堂福利信托局要求已故里都苏达搬到洛192,坐落在古晋火车路旁的回教坟场居住,以便协助该信托局打理该坟场,并确保没有人非法霸占该坟地建木屋居住。 已故里都答应之后,全家人就在坟场地上搭建了一间木屋居住。 从60年代到2008年,已故里都和他的孩子们,都非常尽责的替信托局看守该坟场,并没收取任何薪酬。
张健仁说,已故里都有10位子女,其中5位和他们各别的丈夫妻子及子女,目前仍住在坟场旁的那间房子。 人数总共15人包括6位10岁以下的小孩子。
阻止承包商挖坟
他续说,在2008年,曾经发生一个非常轰动的事件。 当时,该信托局委任一个承包商去到该坟场,要把所有的坟墓挖出来。 结果,就是因为里都家人赶紧通知那些葬在该处死者的后裔,才成功阻止了该承包商把所有的坟墓挖掉和夷平。
“今天,已故里都的子女们和他的孙子们,面对信托局向法庭申请的庭令,驱逐他们搬离现在所居住的洛192地段。
整件事引4疑点
他表示,已故里都的后裔,是属于中下阶级的家庭,他们没有地方搬,也没有钱搬。他们向州政府和信托局要求一片土地和一些钱搬迁,但都被有关当局拒绝。
对于整个事件,张健仁列出4大疑点:
第一、为何信托局如此坚持要已故里都的后裔搬离该坟场? 难道是因为在2008年,他们破坏了信托局要变卖该片坟地的交易,现在信托局秋后算账,要对付他们了?
第二、根据已故里都子女,最后这几年来,信托局都不允许再有新的尸体埋在该坟场了。 既然如此,那又为何要把已故里都的后裔赶走?
第三、信托局是否有计划要发展该片坟地?
第四、若信托局打算发展该片坟地,那么信托局将如何处理那些坟墓?
根据张健仁在古晋土地局所得到的资料,信托局已申请把整块洛192的坟地,分割为3片地,即洛275、276和277。
为何分为3个洛
他说,整片洛192是被列为供坟墓用途的土地。 为何信托局需要多此一举的把它分为3个洛,除非信托局有意要把部分土地拿来发展为商业建筑或把土地卖掉。但,不论是发展或是卖,都是违背土地原本的用途。
“砂拉越回教堂福利信托局根本不缺钱用,它为何需要卖地赚盈利? 更重大的问题是,那些现有的坟墓,将如何被处理,是否将被保留还是将全部被挖掉?”
他也说,已故里都和他的子女,为该坟地和信托局服务超过40年,信托局至少也需找一片土地给他们搬迁和出点钱协助他们建屋子。
“更何况,砂州地广人稀,有许多政府地。为何政府能够以市场价格的10%至30% 批出几万英亩的政府地给朋党公司,但却不愿批出20点的地方给这些平民建房子。”
张健仁补充,已故里都家人其实要求很简单,就是希望政府能拨地予他们搬迁,比如政府之前分配的8点地,好让他们能够在新址,盖一所房子,让15名成员在家过新的生活。
取自诗华日报(8/2/2015)

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Impian Education Camps

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There will be two education camps over a period of three days in Mambong (14-18 Mar) and the interior of Sri Aman (18-22 Mar). Our aim is to inculcate the love of reading in children and to promote Science and Math literacy through our specially designed programmes.

Your expenses will include airfare (if applicable) to Kuching Airport and a volunteer contribution that includes your return ground transfers, food, accommodation and as well as insurance.

All applications should reach us by 6th March 2015. Register here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Ol_PRmGWRcB28siMXvB8Hjib16hqo6g8SqNJ2dqfzMI/viewform

For more information, please email: impiansarawak@gmail.com

Longtime caretakers told to leave Kuching cemetary

For the family of the late Litu Sudat, long-time caretakers of a cemetery in Kuching, the future looks grim after they received an eviction notice.

Having taken care of the Muslim graveyard at Jalan Kereta Api for the past 60 years, five of the late Litu’s 10 children and their families living on the plot have been given the order to pack up.

They claimed they have never been paid by the Lembaga Amanah Kebajikan Masjid Negeri Sarawak.

On top of that, they have been given less than a week to vacate.

‘Not only did the Lembaga not pay us to look after the cemetery for the last 60 years, but now they have also obtained a court order to evict us from the land.

“We are given two weeks from Feb 1, 2015, to move out, failing which the Lembaga will use the police to force us to move out. We have one week to go,” said Litu’s eldest son Ismail.

He said assuming they are paid a sum of RM200 a month, it means the Lembaga owed them RM144,000 for looking after more than 100 graves for six decades.

Family appealed to state gov’t

Litu’s extended family stays in the graveyard compound: Ismail, his wife and a two-year-old daughter; Surip and wife and two children in their early 20s; Timah, her husband and two young children; Mohd Razam and wife and three young children, and Merina.

The family has appealed to the Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) and the state government.

After receiving no response, they have now turned to Sarawak DAP to highlight their predicament.

State DAP chief Chong Chieng Jen and a group of party leaders met the families this morning to discuss their next move.

Speaking to pressmen, Chong said in 1960, Litu who was staying at Kampung Kudei but was asked by the Lembaga to move there to look after the Muslim cemetery.

He said since then, Litu and his children had been taking care of the cemetery, keeping it neat and making sure outsiders do not encroach and erect houses on the land.

For all the years of taking care of the cemetery, Litu and his family received no salary from the Lembaga, said Chong, who is the MP for Bandar Kuching and state assemblyperson for Kota Sentosa.

Taking care of the graves

He said that in 2008, when there was some unauthorised excavation of the graves by a contractor appointed by the Lembaga and the state government, the Litu family was the one who quickly informed the descendants of those buried there and stopped the excavation work.

If not for them, all the graves in the cemetery would have been excavated, said Chong.

“Now, the Litu family has no place to go and no means to move from the land.

"They have been pleading with the Lembaga and the state government to give them a plot of land and some money to help build a house thereon.

“The Lembaga and the state government refused their request and insisted that they move out of the land,” said the DAP leader.

Chong asks why the Lembaga is insistent that the family move out from the cemetery plot.

“According to the Litu family, for many years, the Lembaga has not been opening up new plots from the said land for burial. Then, why is there the need to chase them away?

‘Are there plans to sell the plot for development?’

“Is the Lembaga planning to sell the land for development? What then will happen to the existing graves?

Chong said he did a land search at the Kuching Land Registry Office and discovered that the Lembaga has applied to subdivide the cemetery land – which is ‘to be used as a burial ground only’ – into three plots.

“With such condition, why is there the need to subdivide the land unless the Lembaga intends to sell or develop the land.  Either way, it runs contrary to the land use,” he said.

He said the Lembaga, which was in no way short of funds, must be answerable to the people on its plan to subdivide the land.

“Why is there the need to sell the cemetery land for profit? The ultimate question is what will happen to the existing graves?” asked Chong.

He said if the state government could alienate thousands of acres of prime land in the city to crony companies at a fraction of the market price, why could it not find a small plot of land to resettle the Litu family.
on MalaysiaKini(7/2/2015)
 

《迎变梦飞扬》教育营

     
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张健仁:消弭人民不安 调配警力防枪击案

(本报古晋6日讯)行动党古晋区国会议员张健仁认为,近期频频发生枪击案,内政部需重新调整警力分配!

同时也是哥打圣淘沙区州议员的张健仁今午在新闻发布会上被询及今日发生的内阁高级部长拿督斯里黄顺舸私邸及诗巫《诗华日报》印刷厂枪击案时表示,近期频传枪击案件,让民众对社会治安感到担忧。

数据不足以说服人民

他称,警方在打击罪案方面,应该更加积极,而不是整天以犯罪数据来企图说服人民,指治安已经改善。他表示,全马12万警力,超过一半用在行政工作,真正用来打击罪案的其实只有大约10%,因此根本就无法有效克制罪案发生。

“希望内政部重新评估国内警力分配。”

与此同时,他表示,我国内政部长本身也被牵扯在一起涉及国际犯罪集团首脑的案件中,导致人民对内政部也失去信心。因此,若要有效打击罪案,内政部长就必须被撤换。

取自诗华日报

Friday, February 6, 2015

显示国家政策糟糕 张健仁列大马10怪相

(本报泗里街5日讯)民主行动党砂州主席张健仁列出马来西亚于马年的10大“怪相”,显示国家政策一团糟。
他是昨晚出席民主行动党泗里街与民丹莪支部假新福众楼联合举办“城乡同步,迎变砂州”新春联欢晚宴时,如是表示。
他列出以下我国马年的10大怪相。
怪相1:国际油价不论起落,人民都惨
在2014年初,国际油价大起,政府喊没钱给予人民津贴,必须调高油价,导致百货通胀,人民负担沉重,犹似油价起对马来西亚没好处。但是,2014年下半年,国际油价大跌,国家政府收入缩水,马币贬值,政府又喊辛苦。最终,因为马币跌,进口货起价,百货还是涨价,人民一样惨。
“油价起,人民惨,油价跌,人民也惨,简直就不可思议。唯一解释就是,油价起时,虽然政府大赚,但赚的没有分给人民分享。现在油价跌时,政府收入大减,没法承担开支,就要人民来负担政府的减少收入。”
怪相2:国际米价低,国内白米有津贴却更贵
2014年平均国际米价是每公斤RM1.40。 政府称说,为了要让人民可以买到津贴米,政府每公斤津贴RM0.60。可是,有政府津贴的米,在国内市场却要卖到每公斤RM1.80。
张健仁说,白米进口价本钱才RM1.40,进口商卖RM1.60就有得赚了。现在国内最便宜的白米每公斤卖RM1.80的价格,政府还每公斤津贴RM0.60。一年白米津贴多达5亿令吉。这些津贴,都进入巫统朋党的口袋。
他透露,巫统朋党的区会主席,每个获得每个月300至500 吨的白米津贴,他们就可平白的每月赚得2至3万令吉,有些获得更多的津贴额。
“因为这种朋党运作,政府虽然有拨款津贴,但是人民没有得到津贴的好处,反而需要买贵米。”
怪相3:2014年国际糖价低,国内糖价贵逾倍
2014年,平均国际白糖价格是每公斤RM1.23,在国内,白糖的价格却要卖到每公斤RM2.70。
他指出,白糖进口准证,只有几家公司有,它们都是国阵的朋党, 政府不准普通
商家向国外进口白糖,却只允许巫统朋党进口白糖,再在国内贵卖,剥削人民。
怪相4:政府考试分数居然是“官方机密”
他也表示,他在国会曾提呈问题质问,SPM考试数学、英语、科学等科目“A”,或“B”等级和及格的分数是什么?让人惊讶的是,得到的答案却是,这些分数是官方机密资讯,不可透露。
“难道这些科目的几个分数被透露,就会危害国家安全?”
他也说,在全世界的国家,学生们参与考试,考得几分就知道是“A” 或是“B”。只有在马来西亚,考获“A”,或“B”,甚至考及格的学生,都不知道他们考得几分。
怪相5:内政部长替国际罪犯写推荐信
他指出,我国的内政部长居然替一位国际地下赌球的犯罪集团的“大哥”写推荐信,这简直不可思议。
“难怪我们每次讲警匪挂钩,小警察勾结黑社会的小角色,大警官勾结黑社会的大哥,部长勾结更大的,国际犯罪集团的大哥。”
怪相6: 教育制度全球第一,但大学生找不到工
他揶揄,我国教育部长告诉人民,马来西亚的教育制度是全球最好的,比美国的哈佛,英国的牛津剑桥都好。但是,我国大学每年毕业的许多学生,因为连最基本的英语沟通也不会,因此找不到工作。
“结果,这些找不到工作的大学生,政府还要每年花费上亿令吉的拨款教导他们英语,再培训帮忙他们找工作。”
他质问,如果我国的教育制度真如教育部长慕尤丁所说的一般,是全球第一,那
为什么教出来的这么多学生,连基本的英语沟通也不会?
怪相7:政府专用飞机,公器私用
他打趣的说,首相专属的飞机,带首相出国。半途,首相自己乘坐军机回国,专机却给首相家人去环游世界。
他表示,首相专用飞机是国家官方工具,只可供以官方使用。现在却被用以载首相家人环游世界,这是公器私用,专机尚且如此,其他官方工具,更甭说了。
怪相8:一个马来西亚,2个“阿拉”的制度
他称,全世界,只有马来西亚禁止基督教徒使用“阿拉”的字眼。 但在马来西亚本国内,却又有两个制度。在东马,圣经可以使用“阿拉”来称呼神,但是同样的一本圣经,过了南中国海飞到西马,就变成禁书,会被政府充公。
怪相9:装聋作哑的首相
他说,过去一年,一些重大课题,影响国家种族和谐的言论,首相装聋作哑,不予置评,也不表明政府立场,任由那些种族宗教极端份子搞乱。一些重大的经济问题,首相也似乎没有什么明确立场,这让人民感觉到整个国家失去方向。
怪相10:有谋杀,没动机
他提到,蒙古女郎被炸尸案,已使马来西亚蒙羞,犯罪者是警察的特种部队,是纳吉的近身侍卫。如今被定罪谋杀,却没有一个谋杀的动机。不论是在法律上或
是逻辑上,都是一个不可思议的案件。
“如今,全世界都在关注这件炸尸案,而其牵连也非常大。总之,也只有在马来西亚能有这种匪夷所思的事情发生。”
砂州也受影响
他表示,这10大怪相,明显的告诉人民,马来西亚在国阵的统治下,整个制度的政、经、文、教,都被搞到一团糟,而砂拉越也不能独善其身。
“虽然以上的都是联邦政策和问题,但是,身为马来西亚的一州,联邦政策糟糕,砂州也会被殃及池鱼,就如马币贬值,消费税实施,教育水平下跌,治安败坏等,砂州子民也会深深的所影响。”
他也说,人联党要借阿迪南的人气来拉票,但是事实是,阿迪南只是一个人,他无法改变全国的贪腐趋势,他连砂州本身的贪腐文化,到目前为止,都显得有心无力去改变,更妄论改变衰退的国势。
他称,也只有制度上的改革和监督,才能带给马来西亚人民一个新希望。
取自诗华日报