Saturday, July 25, 2015

BE OUR VOLUNTEER

“Terima kasih kerana sudi mengajar kami. Adakah kem pendidikan akan diadakan bulan Sembilan nanti?” asked an eager­ 12-year-old boy right after attending the Impian Reading Camp in Miri recently.
The boy is one of many who do not attend school for various reasons. The children are very excited that we will be conducting an Education Camp there in September.
Will you join us in making this camp really special for them? If you would like to bring a smile to their faces, then sign up here:
http://impianmalaysia.com/registration/index.php
If you have enquiries, email us at impian.edu@gmail.com before 16 August 2015.
Volunteers will help facilitate our activity-based programmes focusing in English, Mathematics & Science and multiple intelligence games.
You will assist our team in various ways: admin tasks, logistics planning, F&B arrangements and even taking photographs.
Your expenses will include your own transport arrangements to Miri Airport and a one-off contribution fee of RM150 that covers food, accommodation, insurance and return ground transfer between Miri Airport and Kpg. Pasir.

Friday, July 24, 2015

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Are you ready for a 8KM long gravity-fed water system project? This is not for the faint-hearted. We're looking for strong and adventurous volunteers to join us this September in Lawas, Sarawak. This project will take place from 19 - 27 September 2015.
**Limited spaces available.

For those who are interested, please fill in this form:http://impianmalaysia.com/registration/index.php 


Send your queries to: impiansarawak@gmail.com

Chong: RM80 mln to upgrade 8km road too high

KUCHING: State DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen is questioning the high cost to upgrade the stretch of Kuching- Serian road from Mile 10 to 15 to the tune of RM80 million.

He said the cost was ‘ beyond acceptable and reasonable’ and thus urged Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof to come up with an explanation.

Chong, who is Bandar Kuching MP and Kota Sentosa assemblyman, also questioned the manner in which the contract was awarded, which he said was not done through open tender and that the project was not awarded to ‘classless contractors’.

“Given the high cost of the upgrading works for the 8km stretch of road, which is RM10 million per km, it is only right for him ( Fadillah) to give a clear explanation,” Chong told a press conference at DAP headquarters yesterday, which was also attended by Pending and Batu Kawah assemblywomen Violet Yong and Christina Chiew, respectively.

Fadillah was quoted on July 13 as saying that the project was estimated to cost RM80 million as it involved land compensation and relocation of utilities.

“The ceiling we have is about RM80 million, including land compensation, relocation of utilities and actual cost of the construction,” Fadillah was quoted as telling reporters.

Chong said Fadillah should explain why the project was not awarded through open tender, the amount for land compensation and the cost to relocate the utilities.

He also said the high cost of the project would affect the construction of the Pan-Borneo Highway and other social projects. He added that the government was ‘ paying more for less works’ as far as the upgrading of the road project was concerned.

On The Borneo Post -  24 Jul 2015

1公里耗资1000万 晋连路提升工程天价

转载自《诗华日报》
张健仁出示从财政部获得的资料。
(本报古晋23日讯)行动党国州议员张健仁对于晋连路11哩至15哩的道路提升工程需要耗资8000万令吉,大表吃惊!
身兼古晋区国会议员及哥打圣淘沙区州议员的张健仁于今日召开新闻发布会时指出,此数据是根据我国工程部部长拿督法迪拉尤索日前在报章上所公布。
他惊讶表示,这也就是相等于1公里耗资1000万令吉。
他声言,虽然法迪拉尤索宣称有关花费包括了土地赔偿及路灯建设等,但是法迪拉尤索还是有责任列明所有花费。
“对我而言,8000万令吉作为8公里道路的提升工程经费,还是太高了。”
与此同时,他披露,根据他从财政部获得的资料显示,该工程并没有公开招标,而是以“邀请竞标”的方式,让指定的五家公司投标。
他指出,当中有两家指定公司分别在2013年9月及2015年4月份成立,两家公司在这之前皆没有任何承包工程的经验,但却获得邀请参与这次大型工程的竞标。
对此,他质疑政府为何不公开招标,而是用限定招标制度来指定参与竞标的公司。
他呼吁法迪拉尤索解释为何会涉及如此庞大的经费、为何不公开招标,甚至让不符合资格的公司参与竞标?

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Donate RM50 to Ubah Sarawak

Everyday, schoolchildren cross rivers and ravines via rickety bamboo bridges like this one. They risk life and limb every day just to get to school and back.
This risk to our future generation is what Impian Sarawak is trying to stop from happening.
An initiative by DAP, Impian Sarawak aims to mobilise volunteers and the local communities of the marginalised in Sarawak to carry out life-improving projects. These projects include the construction of gravity-fed water systems, upgrading and building of basic infrastructures; roads, community halls, jetties, and installation of solar-powered lamps.
We rely completely on donations from the public; by individuals and organisations to fund our activities. Support us in our effort to change Sarawak for the better.
Donate RM50 to Ubah Sarawak.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

本土政党论,是国阵诡计


民主行动党古晋市国会议员兼哥打圣淘沙州议员张健仁声明,“砂拉越人的砂拉越”这砂州人民的政治醒觉运动,是超越政党政治的人民运动,不应该被有心人士骑劫为砂国阵做政治宣传。

张健仁是针对一小撮穿着S4S衣服的人士,高举“西马政党出去”的标语,而做出如是回应。

火箭是全国政党

“第一,砂州根本就没有什么‘西马政党’。行动党是‘全国政党’,在砂州的行动党,党员和领导,都是砂州人。 砂州行动党全体州委也都是道道地地的砂拉越人,也是马来西亚人。 同样的,我们全砂拉越的人民,全都是砂拉越人,也同时都是马来西亚人。”

张氏也指出,国阵也是属于全国政党组织。 更甚的是,砂行动党在关系到砂州事项的决策上,有自主权,但砂国阵在重大决策上却仍是被联邦国阵牵着鼻子走。

也是行动党砂州主席的张健仁质疑,提出‘西马政党出去’的言论者,是砂国阵混在‘砂拉越人的砂拉越’群中的破坏分子,企图利用区域仇恨的情绪,帮助砂国阵捞选票。

张健仁说,“砂拉越人的砂拉越”是一个民间社会的政治醒觉运动。 它是一个超越政党政治的社会运动。 不应该被这些心怀不轨的人士,脏污了整个社会运动。

促人联联民勿骑劫人民运动

张氏也怀疑,那些高喊‘西马政党出去’的S4S成员,是人联党和联民党所混入的成员。 这口号是人联党80和90年代惯喊的口号,而联民党(源自人联党)也是一部分S4S人士背后的金主,其中包括房保德,更公开承认接受联民党的现金资助。

“这些人士,假借砂州人民爱护砂州的情怀,但真正议程却是在替国阵宣传,攻击在野党。 这种行为是在骑劫人民运动,也将破坏整个人民运动。 这是为了个人议程,破坏整个人民的运动。 同时,也破坏了全马人民都期待的改朝换代、告别腐败的进程。”

张氏说,不管是全国政党在砂州党员,还是砂州本土政党的党员,大家都是砂拉越人。 如果真正为了砂拉越的利益,都不应该有这种区分。 因此,这种欲挑起东西马政党情绪的人士,根本就不是真心要以砂拉越的利益为出发点。

我敦促人联党和联民党,不要为了自己党的议程,破坏砂州人民运动。

没有火箭,砂国阵将一党独大

“试想想,没有全国政党或火箭,砂州就完全没有在野党,砂国阵也将再次的在砂州一党独大。 砂州的政治又再回到20世纪的情况,任由砂国阵为所欲为,剥削砂州人民。”

张氏说,任何民主制度,对人民最有保障的就是两线制,政党轮替的局面。 相比过去80及90年代国阵一党独大和现在在野党逐渐壮大的情况,现今政府也比较会听取民意。 甚至国阵强人泰益在后期,也因为在野党的壮大而必须俯顺民意,最终也需降低地契更新费。

张氏强调,任何政权,在一党独大的极权下,就会衍生极度的贪污。 这是不变的定律,砂州过去国阵一党独大所衍生的极度贪腐就是榜样。

砂人讨厌的是巫统的政策

张氏指出,砂州人民拒绝的是巫统的种族主义政策。 同时,砂州人民也对巫统国阵不断玩弄宗教课题、歧视砂州权利、贪污滥权腐败而感到极致反感。 砂州人民讨厌巫统的原因,不是因为巫统源于西马,而是它所实行的政策。

他说,目前,巫统的政策,透过砂国阵政府,已逐渐渗透砂州社会。

张健仁指出,从马来西亚建国至今51年,砂拉越都是由“本土政党”执政砂州,从来都没有被所谓的西马政党或全国政党执政过砂州。 但是,这51年来,砂州自主权渐渐的被侵蚀。 这都是因为这些“本土政党”,屈服在巫统的淫威下所允许之下而形成的局面。

张氏举例:
砂州石油天然气开采税5%,是砂州本土政党同意的情况下签署的。
教育由联邦全权处理和策划,也是砂州本土政党所同意的。
砂州的英语教育制度,也是经砂州本土政党同意后才取消的
每年联邦拨款不均、对砂州不公平,这也是砂州政党和其联邦政府伙伴所同意下在国会通过。

“种种对砂州不公平的政策,都是经由砂州政府所同意的情况之下,才能够在砂州实行。 若说联邦国阵政府是剥削砂州的主谋,砂州国阵的‘本土政党’则是剥削砂州的帮凶。”

本土政党垄断砂州资源

张氏表示,砂州天然资源丰厚,除了石油,其他天然资源的管理,皆由砂州州政府管理和支配。

他说,石油和天然气的分配,基本上是生产成本60%,砂州得到5%的开采税,而联邦政府则透过5%开采税、公司税、股息等,总共得到约35%。

“这也是为什么行动党提出20%开采税,既是,砂州政府和联邦政府平分,扣除生产成本后,砂州石油和天然气的收入。 若考虑到联邦部门如国防、警察、医药、教育等都由联邦政府支付,这五五平分的方程式是合理的。”

“除了石油和天然气之外,砂州其他的资源如,森林、伐木、土地、煤炭、等,这些都是纯粹在州政府的权限之下。 但是,这些资源却只是由一小撮朋党所控制,普通砂州子民都没分到。”

张健仁指出,就以伐木执照而言,砂州6大伐木公司所拥有的伐木执照总面积是920万英亩地。 他们这6大的木材出口收入,占据了砂州每年80亿令吉木材出口收入的75%。 这也是砂州国阵官商挂钩的后果。

他说,砂州的政府地,也几乎给几个家族和朋党垄断,大部分普通小市民根本就没有分享到砂州丰厚天然资源的优惠。

奉劝人联和联民莫破坏人民运动

张氏强调,砂州这些天然资源的垄断,都是所谓砂州‘本土政党’的所作所为。 砂州城市的人民早在2006年就已看清这真相。 因此,自2006年开始,人联党和联民党的这套‘本土政党’论述,已开始逐渐失效。

“人联党和联民党知道,他们的这种论调若再由他们口中讲出来,绝大部分的砂州人民都不会买账。 所以他们渗透S4S组织,利用砂人爱护砂州的情绪,企图煽动仇恨西马人的情绪。”

他说,人联和联民也企图将砂州人民讨厌巫统的情绪,转为讨厌西马人和火箭。

他奉劝人联和联民,“砂拉越人的砂拉越”是一个正面的人民运动,不要因为它们两党的政治议程,将一个正面的人们运动,变成一个仇外的负面情绪的运动。 这种强烈仇外心里,就是导致人联党里面有古晋帮、诗巫帮、美里帮,又有什么福州帮、诏安帮的产生,最终导致一个党,四分五裂的局面。

张健仁相信砂州人民的智慧,不会如此轻易的掉进这种低级的政治伎俩。

“因此,行动党于明天参与722集会,是以砂拉越人也是以行动党的双重身份,支持这项砂州人民政治醒觉运动。 我们纯粹以爱护砂州的情怀支持这项运动。”

“我们支持的是整个‘砂拉越人的砂拉越’政治醒觉运动,而不是那些心怀不轨的政治伎俩。 我也相信大部分的砂拉越人民也认同我们的立场。”

Chong to table motion for referendum ordinance

Chong (centre), flanked by Wong (left) and Yong, during the press conference held yesterday at the party’s headquarters here.















KUCHING: State Democratic Action Party (DAP) chairman Chong Chieng Jen is ready to table a motion for a referendum ordinance in the next State Legislative Assembly sitting in August.
The Kota Sentosa assemblyman said the ‘Sarawak for Sarawakians’ (S4S) organisers have been gunning for a referendum ordinance, as opposed to Sarawak’s independence.


“What the Referendum Ordinance will do is allow referendums to be held in respect of major decisions of any country or government, and S4S has stated earlier in April this year that their struggle is not for independence but for the referendum ordinance and we at DAP do support this idea.


“There are a lot of examples of referendums globally – for example, in Switzerland, several referendums are held in a year where even the government’s decision to increase assessment rates have to go for referendum. As for Scotland, their referendum was very specific, which was the Scotland Independence Referendum Act where they only have one agenda which is their independence. But after numerous interactions with S4S, they are not gunning for independence but for a referendum ordinance,” Chong said during a press conference yesterday at the party headquarters here.


In regard to the July 22 rally, Chong stated that it would help to increase political awareness in Sarawak especially in regard to the state’s history.


“This is something good for the state, and we look at it as a people’s movement. This will help to defend Sarawak’s interests and to fight against any unfair or unjust government policies.
“To effectively defend Sarawak’s interest, we need to have a clearer agenda. The Referendum Ordinance is a process, not an ultimate aim or agenda, but we feel that there are four areas of autonomy that can better protect Sarawak’s interest and they are autonomy in the fields of education, health service, police affairs and tax,” Chong added.


Chong also said DAP would be participating in the July 22 rally, although he was careful to emphasise that it was not so much of a rally but a “stroll”.


“We call on our members and supporters to meet at 8am on Wednesday opposite the Hilton Hotel and we will slowly walk towards the Song Kheng Hai rugby field at 8.30am. This will not be a rally, but a stroll along the road. There is no reason for police to have any concern or worry about us blocking the traffic.


“We look at this as a people’s movement that transcends all political parties and we will oblige S4S’ request that there should be no party logo and we will be wearing non-party logo shirts in red or black,” Chong remarked.


State DAP organising secretary Violet Yong and state DAP Youth chairman Wong King Wei were present at the press conference.


On TheBorneoPost July -21, 2015, Tuesday

Monday, July 20, 2015

火箭参与722大集会,争取4大自主权

DAP will participate in Wednesday's 722 rally.

please gather in front of Hilton Kuching on 22 July, 8am.
We will start walking towards the gathering Point at Song Kheng Hai padang at 8:30 am.
Dress code for that day is black or red without any party logo (as requested by the organiser)
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民主行动党将参与来临的星期三722大聚会,为了尊重主办当局的意愿,我们将于7月22日早上8点正,身穿没有党徽的红色或黑色衣服在古晋Hilton对面集合。8:30分开始以步行前往722聚集地点,这是完全合法并合乎法律程序的,倘若有任何阻扰我们将会有律师团与之交涉。
民主行动党支持“砂拉越人的砂拉越”的砂州人民醒觉运动。因为这醒觉运动,有助于提升砂州人民的政治意识、对不公平施政的监督和捍卫砂州人民的权益。
至于S4S的公投法的诉求,基本上,公投法是一项以全民投票方式决定国家的一些重要政策的法令。 比如,在瑞士,一年之内就举行了数次的公投,其中包括,市议会要调高门牌税,也必须经过公投决定,由人民的选票来决定。 而苏格兰的公投法则是明确的阐明是,《苏格兰独立公投法令》,其所提及的公投事项,就只有一个,即苏格兰独立。
经过我与几组的S4S成员的交谈,他们自称只是要争取公投法,并没讲到要砂州独立。 这包括今年4月时,有S4S成员也在报章上表明没有争取砂独,只是争取公投法,还政于民。
8月提呈公投法动议
争取公投法的通过,让人民更直接的参与政府决定政策的程序,行动党绝对支持。 因此,我也会将于今年8月的本季第二度州议会,提呈公投法的动议。
虽然公投法是一项由人民决定重大政策的法令,毕竟它只是一个程序,而非最终目标。公投法通过之后,要公投什么? 这点S4S并没有明确列出他们的议程。
虽然如此,行动党相信,“砂拉越人的砂拉越”的人民醒觉运动,它有助于提升砂州人民对于捍卫砂州权益的整体意识。 比如722的集会,也使更多砂州人民对于砂州历史较为了解。 因此,行动党也会支持这项集会,并召集党员和支持者一起出席。
火箭提4领域的自主权
行动党认为,以目前马来西亚和砂拉越的政治局势,要真正捍卫砂州人民的权益,我们必须在4大领域,拥有砂州自主权。 因此,砂州民主行动党于去年就推出其《民都鲁宣言》,强调争取砂州自主权的斗争目标,积极争取砂州在教育、医药、警察事务和税收这4领域的自主权。
民主行动党所提出的这4领域的自主权涵盖以下的建议:
(a) 砂州教育自主权
• 中小学教学课程由砂州政府编写,着重砂州社会、经济、历史和人文的发展并强化各族互相尊重的多元种族、宗教和文化的思想教育。
• 教学硬体设施和聘雇教师事项,由砂州政府决定。
• 恢复以往以英语为教学媒介语的教会学校,给予家长们一个选择送他们的子女进读国语、英语或华语为媒介语的学校。
• 公平拨款资助各源流学校;
• 对于那些有国际水平的考试局所发出的证书(包括独中统考文凭),给予官方承认。
• 以绩效制及社会公义的原则,颁发政府奖学金。
(b) 砂州医药自主权
• 医药设施和医务人员的支配,由砂州政府决定。 减少中央集权制度的低效率和浪费,也更能有效的针对各个地区不同的情况,计划医药设施和医务人员的分配。
• 减少中央集权制度下,药物和医药器材供应由朋党操控,层层剥削的干捞事件。
(c) 砂州警察事务自主权
• 州政府接管砂州警察事务,减少中央集权制度下的官僚风气,使警务人员能更有效的迎合本州人民的需求。
• 恢复过去对抗印尼和砂共时立下大功,由本地人所组成的砂拉越突击队(Sarawak Rangers)和边境侦察警(Border Scouts),协助警队打击罪犯,维持治安。
(d) 砂州税务自主权
• 归还给砂拉越州政府,20%石油和天然气开采税及50%从砂拉越所征收的所有税收(包括消费税),以赋予砂拉越州政府足够的经济能力,计划和发展砂州,使砂州的发展水平可与西马半岛相等。
砂国阵无能争取砂州自主权
原本,身为执政党的州政府,应该是最佳争取自主权的人选,但是,砂州国阵政府却无能争取砂州自主权。 就连砂州议会所通过的20%石油天然气开采税,至今已经14个月了,仍然毫无下文,只听到阿德南不断的说“还在争取”。 5%开采税加到20%,只需要一个行政上的决定,有这么难吗? 问题在于没有政治意愿。
另外,上个月阿德南也曾提出‘砂州自主权’,但是,至今还是一个模糊空洞的‘自主权’,他并没道出要什么领域的自主权。
由此可见,砂州国阵,作为一个联邦国阵的成员之一,在重大决策方面,还是被联邦国阵牵制,不只无法为砂州人民争取更多的权益,反而日益的将砂州权力逐渐的交给联邦政府。
就以教育领域而言,原本砂州在教育领域拥有某程度的自主权,但是土保党在70和80年代把教育自主权,完完全全的交给联邦政府。 时至今日,砂州政府在教育领域已经完全没有发言和决定的权力。
除了教育领域,就连砂州最大的基建工程,即提升泛婆大道的工程,主导权还是落入巫统的手中,砂州政府只能扮演配角的角色。

Sunday, July 19, 2015

'S’wak PKR must walk talk, cut ties with PAS'

No point for Sarawak PKR to maintain ties with PAS which has hudud as its primary objective but yet tell Gerakan Harapan Baru (GHB) to not push for it, said Sarawak DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen.

Sarawak PKR chief Baru Bian had recently called for the newly formed GHB, which is in the process of applying for registration as a political party, not to follow the path of PAS. He had said it should not press for hudud and acknowledge that Malaysia is a secular nation.
 
However Chong, in a statement today, declared it was long overdue for Sarawak PKR to decide to sever its ties with Sarawak PAS because of the latter’s hudud agenda and the leadership of its president, Abdul Hadi Awang.
 
The Bandar Kuching MP said Hadi (photo) had made it clear that hudud is the main agenda of PAS. As the current leadership of Sarawak PAS is aligned to Hadi, it's thus also for hudud.
 
“When many progressive PAS members and leaders are losing hope on Hadi’s leadership and trying to form a new party, it is incomprehensible that Sarawak PKR is still clinging to Sarawak PAS.

"Is it mere indecisiveness or the lack of power on the part of Sarawak PKR to make a decision?” he queried.
 
“It has always been said by our late Chairman Karpal Singh, ‘there are no permanent friends or enemies in politics, but permanent principles’.

"The fundamental and permanent principle in this matter is that Malaysia is a secular state and that hudud law shall not be implemented in Malaysia.”
 
Chong added if one were to truly believe in secularism in Malaysia, then given the current position of PAS under Hadi, it is impossible to work with PAS. 

“Although Baru Bian (photo) may have spoken against hudud, however, PKR’s continued association with PAS with PAS speaks otherwise.

“Come elections, will PKR help PAS to campaign, knowing that PAS under Hadi’s leadership will continue to pursue its hudud agenda and that the more elected representatives it has, the stronger will its push for the implementation of hudud in Malaysia? 
 
“If the answer is “yes”, then PKR will be compromising our secularism, if the answer is “no”, then why the continued association?"
 
He held that PKR is maintaining a relationship with the current conservative PAS while hoping to work with GHB when it gets off the ground, is a very opportunistic approach to politics. 

“Ultimately, you can’t have the cake and eat it too,” he asserted.
 
On Malaysiakini Jul 19, 2015

向新希望示好却拒放弃伊党 张健仁轰砂公正党做法投机

转载自《当今大马》

砂州行动党主席张健仁抨击,砂州公正党一方面期望与新希望团队合作,一方面却又没与伊党断交,是非常投机的做法。

张健仁今日发文告指出,虽然砂州公正党主席巴鲁比安(见图)要求新希望团队放弃伊刑法议程,但砂州公正党却继续与推动伊刑法的伊党维系。

“新希望团队属于伊党开明派,如今离开(伊党主席)哈迪阿旺所领导的伊党,以另组政党。”

“公正党仍与保守的伊党维持关系,同时却希望在新希望团队成立新政党后与之合作,是在政治中非常投机的做法。”

《大马内幕者》昨日报道,巴鲁比安说,若新希望团队要获得自由与中庸的从政者接受,就必须摈弃推动伊刑法,以及承认我国是世俗国。

决定是否断交耽误过久

张健仁也是行动党全国副主席。他指出,砂州公正党在决定是否与砂州伊党断交一事上,耽误过久。

“哈迪阿旺已清楚表明,他所领导的伊党主议程是伊刑法。目前的砂州伊党领导层倾向哈迪,因此也就支持他的伊刑法议程。”

“当许多伊党开明派党员和领袖,对哈迪领导失去信心,并尝试组织一个新政党时,砂州公正党仍与砂州伊党合作,令人费解。”

他质问,砂州公正党是否优柔寡断,抑或无权作出断交决定?

公正党会否替伊党助选?

张健仁进一步问,公正党在选举时,会否惟伊党助选?

“公正党知晓哈迪阿旺领导的伊党,会继续推动伊刑法议程,而伊党拥有越多议员,就会越加强推动落实伊刑法。一个很简单的问题,公正党在未来的选举,会否为伊党助选?”

“若是的话,公正党将危害我们的世俗主义。否则,为何(公正党)继续(与伊党)结盟?鱼与熊掌,不可兼得。”

Friday, July 17, 2015

Donate RM50 to Ubah Sarawak

Often though while we have our chai latte on one hand and smartphone on the other, we forgot that many places on the other side of Malaysia are still far-fetched from our big cities, where we could enjoy things that we often take for granted. We assumed water and electric supply will be there for sure; all you need is to apply and pay for the meters, and the rest ismagic.

But in a lot of rural places in Sarawak, most of the time one's wish is simple but often non existent-
"Please, we need water supply" or
"I wish we have road access, so my sick mother can be drive down to clinic instead of being physically carried down" or
" Diesel for generator cost almost RM 300 a month, and that's only for few hours at night. Perhaps solar lamp will help us save a lot of money, and my children can study at night too."

So whenever you are sitting in a hipster cafe, sipping away your freshly brewed coffee, remember- some of our friends in Sarawak could only dream to have such luxury one day.

As little as RM50 (5 cups of coffee) , you can help us return their basic rights as a Malaysian citizen who deserves to enjoy the basic infrastructures as much as we do.

For more information on our projects or how to volunteer, visit www.impianmalaysia.com

Thursday, July 16, 2015

张健仁促首长交代 石角土地转让谁决定

转载自《诗华日报》
砂行动党主席张健仁国州议员(右)在新闻发布会上发言。左为张健仁的政治秘书兼砂行动党曼旺支部秘书山章。
(本报古晋15日讯)土地转让事项是否涉及利益冲突﹖砂首长受促就石角新市镇对面土地的转让课题做出交代﹐以确认在有关土地转让事项将惠及砂部长夫人协会的前提下﹐相关转让土地的决定究竟是砂州内阁成员一致做出﹑还是当中一些部长的决策。
砂行动党主席张健仁国州议员是在今早于该党总部召开的新闻发布会上发言时﹐如是表示。
267英亩市价5亿
他说﹐如果按照市价进行估算的话﹐位于石角新市镇对面﹑面积达267英亩的州政府土地﹐就将拥有高达5亿令吉的价值﹐唯砂州政府却只以1亿1500万令吉的价格将有关土地转让给一家私人公司。
“根据相关合约﹐有关公司在获得该片土地后﹐就会以物物交换形式﹐为政府当局兴建1座砂部长夫人协会大厦﹐以及2座分别位于沐胶及老越地区的孤儿院。”
他披露﹐根据其所获得的消息﹐是座砂部长夫人协会大厦将耗资9500万令吉﹐而有关的孤儿院﹐则将个别耗资1000万令吉。
他续称﹐其从社团注册局取得的资料显示﹐砂部长夫人协会的理事阵容﹐就概括了砂州部长们的夫人﹐而他因此感到疑惑的是﹐砂州政府为何要转让相关的州政府土地来惠及一个由部长夫人们所组成的组织﹖
或涉及利益冲突
他更要求当局说明﹐是项转让土地的决定﹐究竟是砂州内阁成员的一致决定﹐还是当中1﹑2位部长的决定。
“我们希望了解﹐该项转让土地的决定﹐究竟是哪些部长做出的。如果是全体内阁成员做出的一致决定的话﹐那在有关协会乃是由部长夫人们组成的前提下﹐相关决定或许就将涉及利益冲突的问题。”
他也强调﹐砂州政府土地乃是砂州人民的共同资产﹐所以砂首长理应针对有关课题﹐向砂州人民做出一个交代。
与此同时﹐他也在会上指出﹐砂行动党也将把有关资料提交到马来西亚反贪委员会﹐以让当局能够就相关事项展开进一步的调查。

张健仁:仅为时数小时 警方理由难服众

转载自《诗华日报》
(本报古晋15日讯)拒绝722大游行活动的理由既不成立﹑也不能被接受﹐所以政府当局及警方受促尊重我国人民在宪法保障下所享有的和平集会自由﹑以及自由活动之权力。
砂行动党主席张健仁国州议员是在今早于该党总部召开的新闻发布会上发言时﹐针对警方不允许722大游行活动之课题﹐如是表示。
他说﹐警方以722大游行活动将造成交通阻塞为由﹐而拒绝让722大游行活动进行的说法﹐是不成立﹐也不能被接受的。
他披露﹐有的时候﹐政府当局的一些官方庆典活动﹐反而常会需要封锁古晋独立广场附近道路长达数天之久。
“相比之下﹐是项大游行活动却只会为时数小时之久。”
他也提醒说﹐在宪法之下﹐我国人民将拥有和平集会的自由﹐以及自由活动的权力﹐所以政府当局及警方都应该尊重人民所持有的相关基本权益。

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Adenan must withdraw his “Sarawak supports Najib” statement

14-7-2015
The Low Yat brawl is a product of the racialist politics played up by UMNO over the past 58 years, putting the blame of every and any wrong in the country on racial grounds. As such, even a simple theft case can be turned into a racial conflict by some sector with their secret agenda.
To give just a few recent examples of this “blame it on the race” culture of the UMNO Government:
1. When the Government implemented GST causing a general increase in the prices of goods, the UMNO leaders blame it on the Chinese traders for being unscrupulous;
2. When it is the UMNO policies that created few super-rich Malay tycoons while causing the majority of the Malays poor, the UMNO politicians blame it on the Chinese for controlling the economy. In fact, most of the banks and financial institutions, the major GLCs like Tenaga, Petronas, Bernas, etc. are controlled by the UMNOputras and the UMNO cronies. These GLCs are the ones that constantly exploit the poor, making the poor poorer.
The classic case of the “blame it on the race” comes from Najib himself when he lost the 52% popular votes in the General Elections in 2013. Najib puts the blame on the Chinese which constitute less than 30% of the population.
It is through all these bad leadership examples and the implicit condoning and fanning of racial sentiment by the UMNO leaders that ultimately a simple theft case can turn into a racial brawl.
Today, Najib is also blaming the use of internet and social media to fan racial sentiment, probably trying to justify the implementation of more stringent control on social media in times to come.
I, however, would like to see internet, handphones and social media as the tools to defuse the racial tension in this matter.
One or two person with some secret agenda may be able to mobilise 200 people and try to incite racial tension and riot, but it was the internet, handphones and social media that save the day by exposing the fact that it was a simple theft case, at the very first instance. It is by exposing the true nature of the incident (a mere theft case) that has helped calm sentiment of Malaysians at large.
Though we Sarawak is separated from the Semenanjung by the South China Sea, we are not free from the UMNO policies and influence. These racialist sentiment has gradually sipped into Sarawak through Federal Government policies, RTM programs, education policies and BN propaganda.
When we treasure our racial harmony, our State leaders should tell Najib that we do not condone the racial politics played by UMNO. It must be made clear to Najib that it was Najib and his UMNO people who have laid the foundation for the racial tension and riot manifested in the Low Yat brawl.
As such, Adenan must withdraw his “Sarawak supports Najib” statement. BN Sarawak must also withdraw from the UMNO-controlled BN in order that the racialist policies and influence of the UMNO will not spread to Sarawak through the Federal Government policies, education policies and other BN propagandas.

拒绝种族主义思想,阿德南应与巫统切割

民主行动党古晋市国会议员兼哥打圣淘沙州议员张健仁敦促阿德南尽快与纳吉和巫统切割,免得巫统的种族主义政策和思想入侵砂州。

张健仁指出,日前刘蝶广场的骚乱,是58年巫统种族主义政治的产品。 因为长期来,巫统不断的将所有国家的不好之处,都归罪其他种族。 也因为这类种族主义思想长期的灌输,才会发生一间单纯的偷窃案,被一些有议程人士,转为种族冲突的导因。

张氏举例一些巫统惯常使用的“都是其他族群的错”的例子:

1. 当政府实行消费税因而造成许多物品的价格上涨,巫统的领袖把物品价格上涨归咎“无良的华裔商家”。
2. 当巫统的政策造成一小撮马来人的超级富豪但普遍马来人却仍旧贫穷,巫统的领袖怪罪华人控制经济。 事实却是,国内几乎全部的银行、金融公司、官联公司如Tenaga、国油、国家稻米公司等都是由巫统的朋党所控制,而剥削国内贫穷阶级的,都是这些公司。

“最为经典的‘都是其他族群的错’的例子来自纳吉本身。 当国阵在第13届全国大选时失去52%的选票,纳吉怪罪华裔选民,虽然华裔的人口只占全国人口的少过30%。”


张氏说,就是因为巫统领袖的这些坏榜样,甚至一些更在他们的言论中暗示允许或煽动种族情绪,所以日前刘蝶广场的一个普通的偷窃案,可如此轻易的被挑起成为种族冲突骚乱。


张健仁也说,纳吉今天在报章上的报道,也有怪罪网际网络的使用,煽动种族情绪,他似乎在找藉口要通过更严厉的法律控制网络报道和资讯。


“我不认同纳吉的看法。 今次的事件,是幸好有网络媒体和资讯及手机传讯的发达,在第一时间把真实的案情传出去,让广大的人民看清,这是一件普通的偷窃案,这才能在短时间内缓和大家的情绪。”


张氏指出,一、两位有议程的人士,可能能够召集200人制造混乱和种族冲突骚乱,但是,刘蝶广场的骚乱能够在极短的时间内平息下来而没有被扩张至其他地方,这有赖于网络和手机的力量,把事实在短时间内公诸于世,澄清误解。


张健仁表示,虽然砂拉越和西马隔着一个南中国海,但是,巫统的种族主义思想已经透过联邦政府政策、RTM节目、教育政策和国阵的宣传,慢慢的入侵砂州。


张氏表明,如果砂州政府真正的珍惜砂州的种族和谐,阿德南必须做到以下3点:


1. 告诉纳吉,砂国阵不支持巫统的种族主义政策;
2. 告诉纳吉,今次的刘蝶广场的骚乱的事件,是起因于纳吉和其巫统长期来奠下的种族仇恨的基础。
3. 收回“砂州支持纳吉”的告白。
“最有效的还是,砂州国阵退出联邦国阵。 这样我们才能真正的阻止,巫统的那一套种族主义思想透过联邦政策、教育和其他国阵宣传,渗透砂州的社会。”

Sunday, July 12, 2015

DAP tak bercadang tubuh kerajaan perpaduan dengan BN Sarawak, yang penting kerjasama dengan pihak yang bersih, adil, anti-korupsi

KUCHING, 12 JULAI: DAP tidak pernah bercadang untuk menubuhkan kerajaan perpaduan dengan Barisan Nasional Sarawak semata-mata kerana kuasa, dan fitnah yang ditimbulkan itu oleh pihak tertentu hanya berniat memburukkan perjuangan parti.
Pengerusi DAP Sarawak, Chong Chieng Jen berkata, kenyataan beliau pada 15 Mac lalu jelas menyatakan bahawa apabila pembangkang nasional mengambil alih pentadbiran Malaysia, maka BN Sarawak ditawarkan untuk bersama jika sanggup mengamalkan pentadbiran bersih dan baik.
Ini bermakna, jika kerajaan negeri mengamalkan pentadbiran tidak telus, tidak bersih serta bergelumang dengan korupsi, salah guna kuasa dan pembaziran, maka DAP tidak akan bekerjasama dengan kerajaan atau parti yang seperti itu, tambah beliau.
“Dengan ini, tidak timbul isu DAP mahu mewujudkan kerajaan perpaduan dengan BN Sarawak semata-mata kerana kuasa. Ini tidak masuk akal dan bertentangan dengan prinsip yang DAP perjuangkan selama ini,” kata beliau.
Menurutnya, apa yang beliau mahu jelaskan dalam kenyataan pada Mac itu adalah mesej kepada pengundi Sarawak bahawa mereka berhak mengekalkan BN jika mahu tetapi sebagai rakyat Malaysia, mereka perlu menolak BN nasional kerana sudah terlalu lama merosakkan negara.
Beliau kesal kerana ada pihak, termasuk beberapa pemimpin PKR Sarawak yang cuba memutarbelitkan kenyataannya seolah-olah sengaja mahu mencari masalah.
“Jika kita sama-sama menumpukan kepada usaha untuk menarik sokongan rakyat menentang BN di peringkat pusat, ia adalah lebih baik daripada berbalah sesama sendiri,” tambah beliau.
Menurut Chieng Jen yang juga Ahli Parlimen Bandar Kuching, DAP Sarawak sudah bersedia untuk menghadapi pilihanraya negeri yang boleh diadakan pada bila-bila masa, di samping sedang menyiapkan persediaan untuk pilihanraya umum akan datang.
Katanya, DAP Sarawak juga akan bertanding di kawasan-kawasan yang akan menampilkan calon-calon dari pelbagai kaum dan agama. – Roketkini.com

Thursday, July 9, 2015

AdenanSatem’s anti-corruption crusade has now turned into Income-Tax Collection ATM machine for Najib’s Government.

AdenanSatem’s anti-corruption crusade has now turned into Income-Tax Collection ATM machine for Najib’s Government.
In May,2015, the MACC, working together withAdenanSatem on the latter’s anti-illegal logging campaign, froze the bank accounts of more than 500 Sarawak companies and individuals. At that material time, the MACC’s deputy Commissioner claimed that the MACC will complete the investigation within 2 months. The Deputy Commissioner admitted that if the freeze is more than 2 months, it will hurt the economy of Sarawak.
After 2 months, many of the accounts still remain frozen despite MACC finding no evidence to prosecute many of these companies or individual in Court.
Instead of having their accounts un-frozen, their files are now passed to the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) for another type of investigation while their accounts remain frozen.
These companies are now told by the IRD officers that their accounts will remain frozen for as long as the IRD is doing its investigation, which may take up to one or two years. Alternatively, these companies may choose to settle some figures that the IRD will quote in order that the freeze on their accounts may be lifted sooner.
This is daylight robbery and outright ransom. It is also an abuse of power.
Has the national coffer become so dry and is the Government in such dire need for money that the IRD is now resorting to such underhand and oppressivetactic in its attempt to get quick money for the Government? Is the Government Treasury running low in cash to pay for the debt of 1MDB that the IRD has to do this?
These federal government agencies are now working hand-in-hand to squeeze more money from the local businesses to fill the bottomless pit of the national debt.
As a result, businesses suffer, jobs lost, workers retrenched, economic activities slow down and every Sarawakian suffers.
This blanket freeze of accounts, coupled with the implementation of GST and the sharp drop of Ringgit are taking its toll on the Sarawak economy. The effect will exacerbate unless the State Government does something to un-freeze the accounts.
What seems and sounds noble (fight corruption and illegal logging) initially has now degraded and turned ugly and oppressive (using the freeze to hold businesses to ransom).
Is this “MACC to IRD” episode done with the consent of AdenanSatem? Or is AdenanSatem totally powerless to stop this oppression of Sarawak companies by the Federal agencies?
As the number of Sarawak Members of Parliament holds the key to the BN’s government at Federal level, it is unlikely that Adenan is powerless to stop such oppression of Sarawak companies by these Federal Agencies, unless Adenan is tacitly consenting to such oppression.
Adenan must state his position: whether he is condoning the “MACC to IRD” and the use of the account-freezing tactic to force Sarawak businesses to pay more income tax and company tax than they have already done.
Adenan cannot hide behind his Mr. Righteous image while allowing such oppression to take place under his very nose, undermining the Sarawak economy.
If Adenan does not consent to such oppression of Sarawak businesses, and yet the IRD persists in doing so, it is time that Adenan, in the interest of Sarawakians, announce Sarawak BN quitting Federal BN. Otherwise, his whole anti-corruption crusade will be implicated and seen as part of a plot for make the targeted companies the ATM machine for Najib’s government.

9-7-2015
Chong Chieng Jen
Member of Parliament for Bandar Kuching
ADUN for Kota Sentosa

阿德南“反贪行动”,为纳吉联邦政府的“提款机”。

(古晋9日讯)民主行动党古晋市国会议员兼哥打圣淘沙州议员张健仁透露,阿德南的反贪污行动,现已成为纳吉政府征税的提款机。
张健仁指出,阿德南于今年5月邀马来西亚反贪委员会与其携手合作,打击非法伐木和木材业的贪污,因而一举冻结超过500间有涉及伐木的公司或个人的银行户口。 当时,反贪委员会副总监表示,该委员会将在两个月时间内结束调查,因为如果这些冻结令超过两个月,砂州的整体经济将受到很大的伤害。
张健仁透露,现在两个月已经过去了。 虽然反贪委员会没有在这些公司的银行户口中找到什么证据以贪污罪名提控他们上法庭,但是,许多这些公司和个人的银行户口仍旧被冻结。
“反贪委员会非但没有如其所承诺的两个月结束调查并解冻这些户口,它反而将这些公司和个人的档案,交给内陆税收局进行另一项调查,而同时间,许多这些公司和个人的银行户口仍被冻结!”
张氏说,根据这些商家的投诉,内陆税收局的官员恫言,他们的调查有可能将为期约一、两年,而在这段时间内,这些银行户口还是要继续被冻结。 内陆税收局的官员也暗示,若要提早解冻户口,除非有关公司就是照内陆税收局所开出的数额,照单全还,它开多少钱你就还多少钱。 这样事情就可很快解决,户口也可很快解冻了。
张健仁表示,这简直就是勒索和光天化日的打抢,也是滥权。
他质问,国库是否已如此空虚,而政府是否已没钱替1MDB还债了? 所以,内陆税收局需要用到如此高压手段找快钱填补国家财政的深洞。
“这些联邦部门现在做的就是用尽不择手段的向砂州的商家和民众榨钱来填补国债的无底洞。 它将严重打击砂州的商业活动、减少就业机会、造成经济衰退,进而影响每个砂州人民。”
张氏指出,目前砂州经济面对3重打击,即,消费税的实施、马币下滑以及反贪会和税收局的大肆冻结户口。 除非砂州政府下令解冻这些户口,不然,接下来情况将更糟糕。
“更何况,今天是木材业的公司被迫害,明天又会是那个行业的公司受对付?”
张健仁形容整个从反贪会调查转成内陆税收局调查的事件为,原本看似崇高的反贪行动和打击非法伐木,现已转成极致丑陋的‘榨钱’行动。
他也质问,这是否有得到阿德南的同意?抑或是阿德南完全无法介入或停止这两个联邦部门迫害砂州经济的行动?
“有鉴于砂州的国阵议员人数目前是左右整个联邦政权的‘关键性人数’,也是所谓的造王者的人数,没有阿德南的允许,联邦政府不可能如此肆无忌禅的压迫砂州木材业,甚至打击砂州经济。”
张氏敦促阿德南表态,后者是否有默许或允许这“由反贪会转为税收局”的手段来压迫砂州的商家还更多的所得税和公司税。 阿德南不该躲在其“好好先生”的形象背后,同时却允许如此的迫害在砂州发生及打击砂州的经济。
张氏也说,如果阿德南没有允许这种压迫砂州商家的行为,但税收局却一意孤行,为了砂州经济的发展和砂州人民的利益,阿德南应发挥砂国阵造王者的优势,宣布退出联邦国阵。不然,他的沉默使他难辞其咎,而他更会被视为联邦的同谋,以“反贪行动”为辞,实则是为纳吉的联邦政府找“提款机”。

Saturday, July 4, 2015

火箭深耕砂貧困區揭發‧學校缺水每6人用後才沖廁

转载自《  光明日報》 :

(吉隆坡訊)民主行動黨宣傳秘書潘儉偉說,該黨推介的“砂拉越之夢”(Impian Sarawak)深入砂州貧困地區後,發現有數所位於偏遠地區的學校竟然長期缺乏水供,以致影響學生的健康,還有學校甚至要學生跟村民共用水供,每6個人才可沖廁一次,以節省用水。
他指出,其中一所是老越縣弄蘇甘國小,該校新校舍原本必須在2013年完工,但早在2009年因政府撥款的經費不足,承包商就半途停工。
“學生不但缺乏水供,也只能在臨時建築裡上課,宿舍也變成學校,而新校舍則早已被荒廢。”
潘儉偉也是八打靈再也北區國會議員,他週五召開記者會說,由於該校向有關單位求助逾年申請水供都沒有下文,所以該黨於6月為學校展開了水供計劃。
“事後也有兩所學校主動聯繫我們,表示他們的學校也是面對同樣問題。”
他提到,弄魯賓國小同樣缺乏水供,並且學生要和村民共用水供。
“那時,我們看到保安負責看管學生上廁所,每6個人才可以沖廁一次。洗手的話,則會把用過的水拿桶裝起來,循環再使用,以節省用水。”
他表示不解,為何一個國家連提供基本設施給一所學校也做不到,還要影響學生。
“砂拉越之夢”發動每人捐50運動
潘儉偉(右)和張健仁呼吁熱心人士每人捐50令吉,以改變砂拉越。
他透露,“砂拉越之夢”在當地和沙巴已完成15個水供計劃,他們也提供不同援助,包括鋪路、建設其他設施、醫療和教育等,接下來的目標是為數所缺乏水供的學校提供協助,且需要籌集50萬令吉的資金。
對此,他宣布“砂拉越之夢”將發動一人捐50令吉籌款運動,希望熱心人士協助提升砂拉越鄉村地區和貧困農民的福祉和基本設施。
有意捐款者,可轉賬至“Impian Malaysia”,戶頭號碼是514196659143(MAYBANK)。任何有意瞭解“砂拉越之夢”的人士,可以到http://impiansarawak/com查看。
火箭:砂藍眼表明立場後才合作
民主行動黨砂州聯委會主席兼古晉區國會議員張健仁強調,該黨的立場清晰,即不和任何與伊斯蘭黨有關的組織合作,因此只要砂拉越州人民公正黨不表明立場是否和伊斯蘭黨斷交,該黨絕不和公正黨合作。
他在記者會上被詢及有關砂州公正黨指責該州行動黨不合作一事時,這麼回應。
他認為,整件事情是因伊斯蘭黨而鬧出風波,之後行動黨領袖宣布斷交消息後,如今球是在砂州公正黨的腳下,就視乎到底要與伊斯蘭黨絕交還是繼續結盟。

Friday, July 3, 2015

Authorities’ resistance disrupting DAP’s bid to aid connectivity in Sarawak outskirts

DAP's project to help Sarawakian communities in need of basic infrastructure aids has begun drawing resistance from authorities in the state, disrupting the ambitious Impian Sarawak programme which the party believes has been successful since it was launched two years ago.
Recently, their attempts to build a gravity feed to enable water access to a remote school in Lawas was met with objection from the district's education department officials.
But thanks to the persistence of the head of the school's parents and teachers association (PTA), Impian Sarawak saw the project through after the former wrote in to education department officials demanding they undertake the project if they do not want Impian Sarawak to be involved.
SK Long Sukang did not have water connectivity ever since a small landslide halted its construction, forcing students to study in makeshift classes in the boarding building.
The rebuilding of the school, highlighted in the Auditor General's report in 2012, was supposed to be completed in 2013, but remains abandoned until today.
With ten volunteers, Impian Sarawak managed to ensure water connectivity for the school at the cost of RM40,000, only to find that there are two other schools within the vicinity of Sarawak's interiors suffering from similar problems.
"We started Impian Sarawak in September 2013, and to date, we had more than 240 volunteers, and we have helped more than 900 families," said Tony Pua, DAP's national publicity secretary and one of the project's main proponents.
They have undertaken 15 water projects, at least two completed road projects, and also built jetties, and bridges to connect many villages which are cut off from the rest of Sarawak due to their locations.
Similarly, an attempt to hold a medical camp in a church in Betong also met with resistance from a longhouse chief there, who asked the church not to play host to the medical camp.
But Impian Sarawak is going ahead with the relocated medical camp in Betong.
"We are not saying that only we must be doing these things. If the government and authorities want to do this, they can go ahead. All we want is for the people of Sarawak to get these amenities," Pua said at a press conference at DAP headquarters today.
Impian Sarawak, along with Impian Sabah, is a community project meant to realise Pakatan Rakyat's foray into the Sabah and Sarawak heartlands, which are often seen as strong Barisan Nasional strongholds.
The project started two years ago, and is now expanding further ahead of Sarawak's state elections due in 2016.
This includes education and learning camps for the students, as the project diversifies into health and education, apart from infrastructure building.
The project has at least 10 other projects lined up in next few months towards the end of 2015, and is now asking for funds from the public to help undertake the many initiatives in the pipeline.
This includes attempting to build a 8km-long gravity feed for another remote school in Lawas, which has not had water for the past 10 years.
The project needs funds up to RM500,000 to complete these upcoming projects, and is urging the people to make a RM50 donation, calling it a donation to "Ubah Sarawak".
Those interested can donate to Impian Malaysia/s Maybank account number at 514196659143.
On themalaysianinsider  July 3, 2015.