Monday, February 29, 2016

GST is a sell-out of Sarawak’s Rights and on average every Sarawakian had paid RM1,000 each GST to the Federal Government

GST is a sell-out of Sarawak’s Rights and on average every Sarawakian had paid RM1,000 each GST to the Federal Government

On average, every Sarawakian has paid a whooping RM1000 of Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the first 9 months of the implementation of GST.
According to the announcement of the Ministry of Finance, the total GST collection for the first 9 months of its implementation (1-4-2015 till 31-12-2015) exceeded RM30 billion.
Sarawak’s population is 1/10th of Malaysia’s total population and its economy size is approximately 10% of the national’s economy. Therefore, out of the RM30 billion GST collection, RM3 billion is estimated to be coming from Sarawakian.
Given the population of Sarawak is approximately 3 million, RM3 billion is a whooping RM1,000 of GST payment for every Sarawakian, from baby to old folks!
The biggest irony of it all is that, despite the constant trump-up autonomy agenda of Adenan, the Sarawak BN’s support for GST is actually a surrender and sell-out of Sarawak’s autonomy which hurts the people of Sarawak most.
Under the Federal Constitution, Sarawak Government has the rights to collect Sales Tax which constitutes a major part of GST. By supporting the implementation of GST, the BN Sarawak is in effect surrendering its autonomy to collect Sales Tax to the Federal Government, unless it intends to subject all Sarawakian to both GST and Sales Taxes, a double whammy.
If Sarawak Government truly wants autonomy for Sarawak, the most important item is to increase the source of revenue for the State Government. That was also the reason why shortly (3 months) after Adenan became the Chief Minister, Sarawak DUN accepted and passed the motion to demand for the increase of Oil and Gas Royalties from 5% to 20%.
21 months have gone by, yet Adenan is getting no where on this motion. He has even dropped the 20% Oil and Gas royalty agenda from the top priority item to the last priority item.
The saddest of it all is that: at the same time when the State Government failed to get the 20% Oil and Gas Royalties, the common people of Sarawak has, on average, paid RM1,000 each to the Federal Government in the form of GST in the first 9 months of its implementation.
While Adenan is bragging about the 13 autonomy which he has successfully fought for from the Federal Government, these so-called 13 autonomy are, in true fact, administrative power, not true autonomy. More importantly, these so-called 13 administrative autonomy does not bring direct benefit to the common people of Sarawak.
On the other hand, while Adenan is boasting about the said autonomy, he is surreptitiously surrendering the Sarawak’s Autonomy on Sales Tax to the Federal Government, which affects every Sarawakian and hurts the Sarawak’s economy as a whole.
Therefore, Adenan’s autonomy agenda is in fact, only a show to create the “feel good” factor amongst the people but which has no direct tangible benefits to the people of Sarawak.
If Adenan truly wishes to do good for Sarawak and its people, he should immediately pull out from the UMNO-led BN and force the reduction of GST to zero rate. He should stop hugging and supporting Najib.
28-2-2016
Chong Chieng Jen
MP for Bandar Kuching
ADUN for Kota Sentosa

缴30亿消费税 油气税未增砂民已亏

(古晋28日讯)阿德南争取主权的议程,对砂州而言,未见其利,先见其害。 真正甜头还没拿到,砂州人民却已先亏蚀一大笔钱了。 足见国阵政府根本就没有意愿要给予砂州任何真正的主权。
民主行动党古晋市国会议员兼哥打圣淘沙州议员张健仁指出,砂州若要有真正的主权,州政府就必须有足够的收入,砂州人民经济也必须强稳壮大。
张氏说,这也是为何砂州行动党早在几年前就提出20%的石油天然气开采税。 阿德南上任后,也清楚这一点,因此,他把争取20%石油天然气开采税的议程,摆在其和联邦争取砂州权益的第一议程,于2014年5月的州议会(其上任仅仅3个月后),就在砂州州议会通过争取20%石油天然气开采税的动议。 当时,这动议也获得在野党的一致支持。
张氏也说,根据当时的国际油价,砂州政府的5%开采税的收入是大约16亿令吉,20%的开采税所可谓砂州政府带来的预算增加收入则是约48亿令吉。
“遗憾的是,石油天然气开采税的动议被通过21个月后,仍旧没有下文,但砂州人民却已经先给联邦政府抽了大约30亿令吉的消费税。 钱还没从联邦政府手中拿到,砂州人民却已先大出血了。”
根据财政部的数据,消费税从2015年4月1日开始实行截至2015年12月31日,联邦政府已取得300亿令吉的消费税。
张氏说,砂州的人口和经济是全国人口经济的大约10%,这也意味着,砂州人民所缴交的消费税,截至2015年12月31日,是大约30亿令吉。 平均砂州人民(从小孩到老年人),在过去9个月,每人缴交1000令吉的消费税!
消费税侵蚀砂州人民权力
他指出,在我国宪法下,砂州政府拥有征收销售税的权利,而销售税则是消费税的其中一个主要项目。 砂州国阵政府在国会支持消费税的实行,其实就是把砂州政府征收销售税的权利,卖给联邦政府。
“阿德南口口声声说要替砂州争取更多的权利,但是,事实摆在眼前,还没真正争取到对砂州人民有更大的权力之前,砂州人民现有的权利,却已给砂州国阵政府卖给联邦政府了。”
“更甚的是,消费税的实施,每个砂州人民都被逼承担。只区区的9个月,砂州人均缴付的消费税已高达每人1000令吉,而这些钱,都去了支持纳吉的政府。”
张氏表示,阿德南给再多的‘小糖果’给砂州人民,都不足以抵消这笔‘每人1000令吉还联邦政府’的消费税。
张氏揶揄,当阿德南在自吹自擂有关他所争取到的那些13项所谓的行政主权,这13项行政主权对普通的砂州人民而言,根本不会影响或改善他们日常的生活,也不会减轻他们日常的生活负担和压力。 但是,阿德南却允许联邦政府实施消费税,直接的打击全体砂州人民的日常活和经济。
“因此,阿德南的所谓砂州主权的议程,只是在制造一些‘良好感觉’,却没有实际的帮助砂州人民的生活。”
“若阿德南是真心要造福砂州平民百姓,他应该带领砂州国阵退出巫统的国阵,促成零消费税的政策。 他应该停止继续拥抱和支持纳吉。”

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

张健仁:砂国阵应退党 禁极端主义渗透砂

《转载自 诗华日报》

(本报古晋23日讯) 若要禁止种族极端主义政策渗透本州,砂行动党联委会主席张健仁认为,唯一方式是砂国阵退出由巫统所领导的国阵,并与巫统的国阵切割。
他今日在新闻发布会上针对教育部长拿督斯里马哈兹尔早前曾发表有关种族主义之言论时,如是表示。
图片取自dapkuching
对于有关言论使得许多宗教团体和非政府组织呼吁砂州政府禁足教育部长入境砂州一事,他表示支持。
然而,他也认为,拿督斯里马哈兹尔乃是我国教育部长,既然他有这个种族主义的心态和思想,那么,他在拟定教育政策上肯定也一样会带出那种种族主义的心态与想法在其中,因此,他相信,即便拿督斯里马哈兹尔人不能进入砂州,但所拟定的教育政策还是一样会进入砂州,其影响力更深远,影响了成千上万的下一代。
张健仁指出,砂首长虽说砂州没有巫统存在,但实际上,巫统的政策已遍布整个砂州,尤其是在教育政策方面,足以影响人民下一代的思想。
他补充,就算州政府禁足拿督斯里马哈兹尔,这也只是很表面做法,真正的是要禁止他所拟定的种族主义政策在砂州施行。
因此,张健仁认为,若要禁止种族极端主义政策渗透本州,唯一方式是砂国阵退出由巫统所领导的国阵,并与巫统的国阵切割。

张健仁暂不透露细节 议席协商尽快完成

《转载自 诗华日报》
砂行动党联委会主席张健仁(右2)在阿都阿兹(左起)、周宛诗以及杨薇讳随同下,召开新闻发布会。
(本报古晋23日讯)关于行动党、公正党以及诚信党之间的议席谈判进展,张健仁指出,来届州选举,他们将尽最大的努力,以一对一的方式对垒国阵。
他说,目前他们还在协商中,至于协商细节则不便对外透露,免得国阵有机可乘,而有关议席协商将会尽快完成。
张健仁今日在新闻发布会上受询时,如是表示。
与此同时,针对国阵宣称有信心在来届州选举夺回至少4个行动党之议席时,张健仁表示,国阵要怎么发表是他们的权利。
他笑言,这或许可能与最近新选区划分以及选民的调动有关,其中包括哥打圣淘沙选区的几千选民被调动至巴都吉当选区,且根据过去记录,大部分是属于该党的白区。
他补充,当时自己的多数票为4000票,而如今白区的至少有4000至5000票被调去巴都吉当。
除了选区划分以及选民调动外,他也表示,国阵竞选机制以及政治献金也是其中的因素之一,使得国阵有信心从行动党手中赢回议席的因素。
不过,他也提醒说,在2006年5月20日的选举,当时的首长也发表了国阵有信心赢完所有的议席,以庆祝其在隔天21日的生日,但是当时选举的结果是反对党取得突破性的成绩。

张健仁促州政府交代 轻微暴风雨何以大水灾?

《转载自 诗华日报》
(本报古晋23日讯)行动党国州议员张健仁指出,州政府官方数据显示,过去数天天气整体上属于轻微暴风雨程度,然而却造成古晋面对大水灾的发生,这实在无法理解!
他说,州政府欠砂州人民和灾黎们一个合理解释,因此,他促请州政府给予一个交代。
他表示,根据州政府官方资料有关古晋一带的雨量记录,本月20、21日开始下比较大的雨,不过以雨量来看,过去数天的雨量记录仅属于轻微暴风雨,即是每小时1至10毫米骤雨量﹐但这却造成7000名灾黎受水灾影响。
照片取自于dapkuching
张健仁今日召开新闻发布会上,如是表示。
若暴风雨后果不堪设想
鉴于此﹐他指出,区区几天的轻微暴风雨就造成大规模的水灾发生,倘若中等暴风雨程度的话,其后果可想而知﹐更不堪设想了。
与此同时,他也指出,多年以前州政府曾聘请专家针对砂州的堰坝和水闸系统进行评估,其中的建议是建设排洪道。
针对上述事宜﹐他补充,拿督连达立在2011年的州议会时,曾表示有关排洪道的第一阶段已完成﹐其耗资1亿4800万令吉工程,且有关排洪道建设分成数个阶段来展开。
因此﹐他质问有关当局至今快5年了,目前该工程进展如何,为何还无法解决古晋水灾问题?古晋现在情况近乎逢雨成灾,尤其是今年除夕和元宵也无法幸免。
针对上述两点,他认为,州政府应该负全责,并给予人民一个合理交代。
“国阵的治水计划不但没有解决水患问题,反而加剧水灾发生的频度。”

Don’t be too sure of your chances, DAP tells BN

KUCHING: DAP has advised state Barisan Nasional (BN) not to be so ‘gung-ho’ by making statements that it is confident of recapturing at least four seats from DAP in the coming state polls.
State DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen recalled that in the 2006 state election, then-chief minister Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud was so confident that the state BN would have a clean sweep in the polls.
Photo by dapkuching
“Before polling day, he (Taib) openly made a birthday wish and was confident that he would have a clean sweep in the state election for BN to celebrate his birthday. The polling day was on May 20, 2006 and the next day was his birthday.
“Everybody knew the result after the state election,” he said in a press conference yesterday, without elaborating on the result.
BN had the worst defeat in that state election, losing six seats to DAP and one to PKR. The seats lost to the opposition were Pending, Kota Sentosa, Bukit Assek, Meradong, Kidurong, Batu Lintang and Padungan.
Chong, who is Bandar Kuching MP, was asked to comment on state BN secretary-general Datuk Dr Stephen Rundi Utom’s recent statement that the state BN was confident of recapturing at least four seats from DAP in the next state polls.
Dr Rundi, who is PBB secretary-general, said he based his optimism on the people-centric approaches and initiatives by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem.
While acknowledging that everybody had the right to express their own opinion, Chong said with the gerrymandering and shifting of voters from one constituency to another to BN’s advantage, coupled with the machinery as well as money at their disposal, there was no reason why BN should not be confident.
On the seat negotiation between Pakatan Harapan partners PKR, DAP and Parti Amanah Negara, Chong said it was on going but declined to disclose the details.
“We have agreed that we should not disclose the details of our negotiations. But you can be rest assured that DAP will try its very best to reach a one-to-one contest against BN in the coming state election.”
Chong hoped the seat negotiation could be concluded as soon as possible.
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Why the massive floods when mitigation project completed, DAP asks

KUCHING: The state government owes Sarawakians, especially those affected by the recent floods, an explanation on why there were still massive floods when the flood mitigation project for Sungai Sarawak had been completed.
Photo by dapkuching
Kota Sentosa assemblyman Chong Chieng Jen, in stating this, recalled that a question was asked during the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting in 2011 on the progress of flood mitigation projects being carried out affecting Sungai Sarawak in general and Sungai Maong in particular.
“According to a reply by Assistant Minister of Environment Datu Len Talif in 2011, Phase 1 of the flood mitigation project had been completed. I then further queried whether it would help to mitigate any flood and his reply was ‘it helps to mitigate flood problem in Kuching areas’,” Chong said in a press conference yesterday.
Chong said as recorded by the DUN Hansard that time, Len Talif had said there was only one flood mitigation project for Sungai Sarawak, which was known as ‘Design, Build and Completion of Flood Mitigation Project in Kuching’.
Chong further said according to Len Talif, Phase 1 of the project, involving the construction of a two-kilometre channel from Batang Salak costing RM148 million, had been completed and for Phase 2 of the project, the consultants for the various components of this phase had been appointed and they were working on the design for the phase.
He also noted that the flood mitigation project comprised a few phases and the first phase only covered two kilometres out of eight kilometres, the total length of the channel to be constructed.
“So I think Len Talif has to explain to the people, especially those in Kuching why this (floods) still happened. It seems that the flood mitigation project and planning have not resulted in flood mitigation, but it actually made worse the flooding problem in Kuching,” Chong, who is Bandar Kuching MP, said.
In questioning the progress of the flood mitigation project that the BN government had been boasting about, Chong said this year alone, Kuching had been hit by two major floods and it seemed that there would be flood in Kuching whenever there was heavy rainfall.
“The flood that occurred two days ago was incomprehensible flood. Based on our observation, it was intermittent pouring. It is not like heavy rainfall throughout few hours or one or two days of heavy rainfall.”
Chong said this was confirmed by the rainfall data obtained from government website ‘Info Banjir’ from Feb 17 to 22.
“Based on the category of storm, one to 10mm of rainfall per hour is considered light storm and 11mm to 30mm of rainfall per hour is considered moderate storm.
“Based on the government’s own category of storm, the most heavy rainfall that happened on Feb 20 and 21, on average is still considered as light storm except for Kpg Git in Padawan which exceeded 11mm for the first day only and dropped back to light storm category on the second day.
“Basically, we can see that it was only two days of light storm and yet we have over 7,000 flood victims evacuated and sent to relief centres.”
He also asked if the light storm for the two days could cause such a massive flood situation in the state, what would happen if the amount of rainfall reached moderate storm category like what happened in 2003 and 2004, when the state recorded an average of 25mm (600mm per day) per hour rainfall continuously for three to four days.

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Sunday, February 21, 2016

阿德南6指教育失败,张健仁3招救砂拉越 ;阿德南做不做?

(古晋20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敦促阿德南,即已承认教育政策“重国轻英是错的”,那身为砂州首长,阿德南就应该采取适当政策应对,而非只是纸上谈兵,哗众取宠。
针对前日阿德南在公开场合发表批评我国教育政策只注重国语而不注重英语是错误的,张健仁指出,这是阿德南在这6个月来,第6次公开指责国家教育政策的失败。
张氏说,教育政策是任何国家未来建设最为重要的一个元素。 既然阿德南知道国阵的教育政策是错误和失败的,那为何他还和国阵同流合污,抱在一起? 难道在阿德南的考量中,迎合国阵巫统的意愿,重要过砂州千千万万子女的未来?
张氏说,6个月前当大家听到阿德南说了这番话,大家都感到高兴终于有一位国阵领袖敢于承认国家教育政策的失败。 之后,当大家再次听到同一番话时,还是会有欣赏阿德南的感觉。
“但是,同样的话,如今他已说了6次了,我们也听了6次。 做为一州的首长(而且是拥有丰富资源和自主权的一个州),难道阿德南只有说话的份,没有解决的能力? 这未免开始让许多砂州人感到阿德南说这些话,只是在哗众取宠,根本没有诚意要解决问题。”
张健仁也讽刺,其他国阵成员党的领袖和一些社团领袖,在阿德南讲了这些话之后,都怕赶不及赞扬阿德南的‘开明’,仿佛阿德南讲了这番话之后,‘重国轻英错误的教育政策’的问题就已经解决了。
张健仁指出,作为砂州首长,要解决这问题,阿德南有至少3个方法,但阿德南完全没有采取任何方法去解决,而只是‘光说’而已。
张健仁称,要解决这‘重国轻英’的教育政策问题,砂州政府应积极从教育和政治方面着手,而不是阿德南在报章发表就可解决的。 而这3个方法如下:
方法1: 州政府拨款办全免费的英语私立中小学
张健仁表示,行动党去年9月就已向州政府建议,砂州今年的财政预算案拨出5亿令吉,其中重点用在经营英语为教学媒介语的私立小学和中学。 这些虽然是挂名‘私立学校’,但是由州政府全资,不向学生们收费。 初步目标为25间小学,可将之前的教会学校的执照,转为私立小学或开办全新的私立小学,课程则可采纳国际学校的课程。
张氏说,按照这方法,明年即可开办小学第一年纪,预计受惠的小一学生人数大慨是3000人。
“这是最快可实现,也是砂州政府可负担的预算。 但遗憾的是,阿德南却没有采纳。 是怕了巫统? 还是没有政治意愿要造福砂州子女?”
方法2: 促使国阵联邦赋予砂州真正的教育自主权
张健仁指,第二个方法是与联邦政府谈判下放教育自主权给砂拉越,由砂州政府全权决定砂州的教育政策,包括教学方针和媒介语的使用、建校政策及拨款总额的支配权等。
张氏深表遗憾,阿德南和联邦政府谈判的,只是有关教育的行政主权的下放,而不是针对真正教育主权的下放。
他道出,真正主权是制定政策的权力,而行政主权则是如何执行已被联邦政府制定的政策,政策仍由联邦制度。
“阿德南把行政权和自主权混淆在一起的大事渲染,目的是在混淆人民的视线,让人民觉得他在争取自主权,而事实却是,他只是在争取行政主权。 这显示,阿德南似乎较关心即将到来的州选国阵的成绩,多过实际对砂州子女前途的考虑。”
方法3: 砂国阵退出全国国阵,重新全面检讨砂州主权事宜
张氏说,第三的方法就是由阿德南带领砂国阵,退出全国国阵,促使全国国阵成为一个少数议员的政府,因此在各个权益事项、财政预算等,都需与砂州国阵磋商。
张氏也说,这将确保联邦国阵肯真正的坐下来和砂州国阵谈有关砂州自主权下放的事项,其中包括砂州行动党所提的,教育、医药、内政和税务自主权。
“今天砂州国阵有25位国会议员人数,若阿德南带领他们退出巫统的国阵,则巫统的国阵将只有109国会议员。在222位国会议员的国会里,109国会议员的政府是一个少数政府。 府不会立刻倒台,但许多政策和财政预算的决定,联邦政府就必须事先得到砂州国阵的国会议员的统一下才能决定。”
张氏指出,这就是所谓的‘造王者’的地位。 阿德南空有砂州造王者的国会议员人数,但事事却以巫统和纳吉马首是瞻,在政策上还是被纳吉牵着鼻子走。 这是砂州人民的不幸。
阿德南是在做政府、不是在做反对党
张健仁表示,阿德南现在的身份是砂州政府的领导,不是反对党的领导。 做政府的责任是必须要制定政策,而反对党的责任则是对政策的缺点提出批评和反建议。
“如今大家都知道我国教育政策的失败,阿德南作为政府就应该运用其权力,制定政策解决这问题。 但是,至今阿德南却没有制定任何政策,而只是不断的批评联邦政府。 更可悲的就是,这联邦政府也是和阿德南的政府同一体的,即,国阵。”
张氏指出,行动党不是政府,但我们除了对国家教育政策提出批评,我们甚至也提出解决方案。 这就是一个负责任的反对党所扮演的角色。
他说5亿令吉对砂州政府来说,根本就不是问题。 砂州有270亿令吉的储备金,5亿令吉也只不过是这270亿令吉储备金的1.8%,单只这270亿令吉一年的利息就已足够资付这5亿令吉的开销了。
“阿德南既然是砂州首长,他就有责任去运用这笔钱去解决砂州人民所面对的错误的教育政策的困境。 因此,我希望阿德南认清他的角色,而做他应该做的事,别只是专注于哗众取宠。”

Friday, February 19, 2016

砂能源舉債150億, 所以胡亂開刀?

(古晋18日讯)民主行动党古晋市国会议员兼哥打圣淘沙张健仁代表业主上法庭挑战砂电力公司肆意追算电费的案件,下周一正式在古晋高等法庭开庭审讯。
有关案件始于2013年,业主是一家冷藏公司,砂电力公司换了该公司的电表之后,突然发出一张信函,指说该事主的电表有问题,而该事主因为电表的问题,在过去换电表之前的36个月,总共少还了砂电力公司20多万令吉的电费。砂电力公司更悾言,若该事主没有在一个月之内清换这笔20多万令吉的所谓“少还的电费”,砂电力公司将“割电”。
张健仁指出,令人感到纳闷的是,有关公司的用电量,每个月是大约1万令吉。换电表前每个月的电费是大约1万令吉,换了新的电表之后,每个月的电费,根据新的电表的记录,也是1万令吉。若以换电表前后6个月的平均用电量来计算,换电表之前的平均用电量,还比换电表之后的平均用电量更高。
“换了电表之后,该公司每个月的电费还更低,砂电力公司却指说旧电表有问题,要向该公司追讨20多万令吉所谓的‘换电表前少还的电费’。不还就‘割电’。这根本就是光天化日的在勒索。”
张氏表示,由于该事主根本没有在该旧电表上做手脚,而事实证明换了电表之后,该公司每个月的电费还是一样,更何况,砂电力公司狮子开大口的要它还20多万令吉的天价,因此,事主在投诉无门之下,联络张氏,并入禀法庭。
张氏透露,在首阶段的审讯,古晋高庭在听取控辩双方律师的呈词后,于2014年对砂电力公司发出禁令,禁止砂电力公司进行割电的行动,至到整个案件完成审讯。
“该案件将于下周一,正式在古晋高庭传召证人上庭开审。”
张健仁指出,在普通的法律下,如果是一间银行或公司指说另一个人欠有关银行或公司一笔债,该银行或公司必须证明欠债者确实有欠钱,而且也必须拿出证据证明,所欠的数目是多少。但是,在《砂拉越电力法令》下,只要砂电力公司证明电表有问题,不管是因为电表本身技术上的问题或是被动过手脚与否,那砂电力公司只需发出一纸信函说有关业主欠其多少电费,就算是足够的证据了。在法庭上,该业主必须证明他没有欠电力公司钱。
“基本上,在砂电力法令下,砂电力公司不需证明业主确实是欠多少电费,砂电力公司可以随便指一个数目就算数了。反过来,而是被指控的业主,必须去证明他没有欠这笔钱。这是不符正常公司或银行追债的法律程序。”
张氏也表示,也因为砂州政府给予砂电力公司在法律上如此大的追债权力和便利,因此,最近几年,砂电力公司频频的向它的顾客乱开刀,随随便便的换一个电表,之后就来一张单指说其顾客欠它几百、几千甚至几万令吉的电费,其顾客不还就‘割电’。有许多砂电力公司的顾客被冤,但,因为法令的问题,他们只好哑巴吃黄连的有苦自己知。
张氏也举例,一些砂电力公司早在2012或2013年就换了电表,但是却等到2015或2016年,才通知它的顾客们,他们的电表有问题,而他们必须还砂电力公司几千令吉的单。若它的顾客们不还,砂电力公司就割电。
张健仁说,这是在滥用法令。令人感到更为遗憾的是,砂电力公司是一个砂州政府的全资子公司。砂州政府却允许砂电力公司继续的剥削和欺压砂拉越的人民。
张氏透露,单只今年正月到今天,他已接获了超过10宗类似的投诉,往往这些被指责欠几千令吉“少还的电费”的人士,他们每个月的电费,换电表前和换电表之后,都是大同小异,没多大的差别。
张氏谴责,这种剥削砂州子民消费者的政策,就是常常把自己标榜为“本土政党”的砂州国阵的所作所为。 法令是砂国阵所通过的,政策是砂国阵所制定的,砂电力公司是砂州政府的公司,被迫害的却是砂州普通老百姓。 这些所谓的“本土政党”,就是剥削本土人民的罪魁祸首。
张氏表示,下周一即将开始审讯的有关案件,将对许多砂州普通平民百姓影响深远。 因为,如果他能赢得这起案件,它将有效的阻止砂电力公司继续的为所欲为,鱼肉砂州平民百姓。
张健仁也质问砂州政府,砂电力公司如此的不断向砂州人民胡乱开刀,是不是因为砂能源公司(砂电力公司的母公司)在几年前举债150亿令吉(也是被张健仁暴露出来),现在,为了要应付还债的钱,所以不断的向人民开刀。
“如果砂州政府是真的一个以民为本的政府,它应该修改有关法令条文。不可给予砂电力公司如此广泛的权利来剥削人民。”

Thursday, February 18, 2016

張健仁訪談: 砂火箭與國陣共組政府不無可能?(2/2)



砂拉越行動黨聯委會主席張健仁不畏言,他不會100%排除與國陣共組政府的可能,不過……

百格时视 http://www.pocketimes.my/node/4864

張健仁訪談 阿德南效應已褪色?(1/2)


阿德南就任砂首長已兩年,他的言論和施政獲得許多人讚揚,也稱之為“阿德南效應”。但看在砂拉越行動黨聯委會主席張健仁眼中,這股阿德南效應,在即將來臨的砂選舉還能發揮效用?


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Volunteer Recruitment for Impian Education Camp, Bau!


Our 3rd education camp for the month of March will be happening in Kg Skibang, Bau (just outside Kuching), from the 12th to 17th! This means that we are officially launching our volunteer recruitment drive from now, and we want YOU.
For those who are interested to join us, you can drop us an email at:impian.edu@gmail.com, or go to http://impianmalaysia.com/registration/index.php, if you have yet to register. Our recruitment closing deadline is Feb 23.
We will need you to help us facilitate the camp alongside Impian coordinators, in areas of logistics and administration, or teaching if you have the passion. Your only paid expenses are your own return airfare and transport fee to / from Kuching airport or bus station as well as shared accommodation, while Impian will take care of your meals and insurance coverage.

Monday, February 15, 2016

State needs a strong opposition for counter-check, says Chong

Tan (left), Chong (third from left) and Yong pose for a photo.

KUCHING: The people must continue to support the opposition to ensure effective check-and-balance on the government.
In stating this, state DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen said the chances of the opposition taking over the administration of the state in the coming state election were slim, so the focus was to enhance the opposition’s strength.
“There is a very small chance that the government will change in the coming state election. (So) what is key is to ensure the opposition is stronger in order to check on the government,” he told reporters covering the DAP Kota Sentosa Chinese New Year open house at its service centre here yesterday.
Yong and Chiew (second from left) interact with guests at the DAP Chinese New Year open house.


Chong opined that Adenan alone could not change the direction of Sarawak or Malaysia.
“The DAP can check and pressure the BN government, so to speak, so that the state and nation can improve.”
Present at the gathering were Stampin MP Julian Tan, state DAP organising secretary Violet Yong and DAP assistant treasurer Christina Chiew.

On theborneopost February 15, 2016, Monday

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Chinese New Year Gathering


DAP Kuching will be having its Chinese New Year gathering at the coffee shop next to its Kota Sentosa Service Centre, After Seven Café, this coming Sunday (14-2-2016) morning from 8:30 – 10:30 am. All our elected representatives will be attending the event.
We welcome members of the public and our supporters to attend our said Chinese New Year gathering.
This year, the celebration will be a bit different. Instead of the normal buffet meals, we have arranged for the food stalls in the said coffee shop to provide free kolo mee, hand-made noodles, kampua mee, pork porridge, laksa, nasi lemak and cha siew buns for the public, all of which are our normal breakfast meals. However, other food items will not be provided for by the Party.
Such decision to substitute these normal breakfast food items with buffet meals was made in light of the current economic recession where many small food stall operators are finding huge business drop and thus difficult to make ends meet. We hope that while we are celebrating the Chinese New Year gathering, we can also help to bring some business to them.
The program for the gathering on the day will kick off with lion dance at 8:30 am, followed by short New Year greeting speeches by our elected representatives.
12-2-2016
Chong Chieng Jen
DAP Sarawak Chairman

猴年新春团拜

古晋区民主行动党将于本月14日(星期天)早上8:30到10:30,在行动党哥打圣淘沙服务中心隔壁咖啡店《大佳美食中心》组办“猴年新春团拜”。 
届时,该党古晋区的国州议员们,即,张健仁、陈国彬、杨薇讳、黄庆伟和周宛诗以及其他支部领袖也会出席团拜,与民众交流。
民主行动党古晋市国会议员兼哥打圣淘沙州议员张健仁表示,今次行动党庆祝新年团拜的食物,有别于往年,全部都是由该咖啡店的数位小食摊主们提供。 出席的民众则可免费享用‘哥罗面’、‘干盘面’、‘猪肉粥’、‘laksa’、‘椰浆饭’、‘叉烧包’和‘手工面’以及一些茶水。 其他食物则是自费食用。
张氏指出,今年国家经济萧条、市面生意冷淡,尤其是经营小生意的小商家们,要赚点钱养家糊口都非常幸苦。 因此,行动党的一众议员们决定在今次的团拜庆典上,不安排餐馆的自助餐,而把预算的开支项目,用以支付这些小食摊提供以上的7道本地味道而大家也惯用的早餐食物。
“我们认为这样的安排,以现今的经济状况,可算是一举两得,即可庆祝新年团拜,也可帮助这些小食摊主们。”
“我们也希望民众和支持者可以体谅,我们行动党今次的团拜没有丰富的自助餐佳肴,而只是大家每天早餐惯吃的面、粥、laksa和叉烧包。 最重要的是,大家可以聚一聚,互相交流祝贺新年。”
张氏呼吁该党的支持者和民众踊跃出席该新春团拜。 节目方面,该党也安排舞狮以及该党议员们一些简短的致词和大家分享时下政治局势。

Thursday, February 11, 2016

IMPIAN EDUCATION CAMP, SIBU


Hello volunteers!
Hope you have had a good CNY break, and for those who are still celebrating, we hope you are enjoying yourselves .

We wish to take this opportunity to announce our 2nd education camp (this year) that’s coming up in SKIM B, SIBU, this 12th to 17th March! Therefore, we are calling out for you, dear volunteers, to sign up for this camp by dropping us an email at:impian.edu@gmail.com. If you have yet to register with us, pls go tohttp://impianmalaysia.com/registration/index.php
Our application DEADLINE for this camp is February 18. As with all of our education camps, your only paid expenses will be your own return airfare and transport fee to / from Sibu airport or bus station while Impian will take care of your meals, accommodation, and insurance coverage.
Thanks again as we hope to hear from you soon & help us bring cheer to these kids in Sibu! Meanwhile, Gong Xi Fa Cai once again to those celebrating!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

张健仁:反对党须起牵制作用 以免国阵一党独大


《转载自 诗华日报》

(古晋8日讯)行动党砂州主席张健仁表示,国阵无疑会在来临的大选执政。对此,反对党唯有致力于赢取更多席位;以否决国阵三分之二议席。
张健仁是于今日在其私邸的农历新年开放门户上受访时,如是表示。
他说,“行动党设定目标,在来届州选的82个席位当中,赢取28个州议席,以抗衡国阵的力量。”
反对党是否有信心捍卫上届成功拿下的议席?
张健仁是表示,尽管每届的大选都有相当的难度,但我们(行动党)将会尽力捍卫原有的议席,并尝试拿下更多的议席。
“只要在来临的大选成功捍卫28个议席,就是行动党的胜利。 ”

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

粉碎与公正党不和传言 张健仁:不高调宣称议席分配

《转载自 诗华日报》
(古晋8日讯)反对党党魁之一的张健仁称,该党(行动党)和公正党不高调宣称议席分配洽谈事宜,是为了洽谈可以更顺利的进行。
他认为,在结果没有出炉之前,高调对外发言任何假定结果,是没有诚意的表现。
他强调,将会和公正党商讨,避免三角战的局面出现。
“不对外发表商讨的进度,是对尊重合作政党的考量。”

Friday, February 5, 2016

Happy Chinese New Year To All




Wishing You 
A Happy Chinese  New Year, Gong Xi Fa Cai .
恭祝大家新年进步,恭喜发财,万事如意。

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Kali TiMah。。JohBoh。。UBAH

    Yesterday, the DAP Serian Branch launched the State Election Machinery for Kedup and Bukit Semuja. The launching ceremony was held at the Balai Raya of Kampong Sangai Empani and was attended by approximately 200 of the DAP Serian Branch members.

As the officiating guest of honour for the event, I am very encouraged by the turnout, especially given that yesterday is a working day. Not only were they present but their mood was high and enthusiastic.

In my address, I brought up 3 issues, namely:
1. The implementation of Goods & Services Tax (GST) which has made lives difficult for everyone. The coming Sarawak State Elections will be the first time the people can express their disapproval towards the Barisan National (BN) Government for the implementation of GST in April, 2015. In this coming State Elections, we must send a clear message to BN that the people oppose GST.

2. Under BN government, regardless whether the international oil price is up or down, ultimately the people suffers. When the oil price was high, the cronies of the BN government have a windfall and benefits from the high revenue generated while the people suffers from high inflation. However, when oil price is low, the people also suffers from inflation. This is the result of the BN policies favouring the cronies over the people.

3. In 2015, there was a total RM900 million allocated for Minor Rural Projects (MRP) fund. With such amount, every DUN constituency should get approximately RM15 million each. Given that there are about 100 kampong in Kedup constituency, each kampong (or every JKKK) in Kedup should get about RM150,000 for MRP fund in 2015.

However, this is not the case. Where has all the MRP fund gone to? That is the question everyone must ask their Ketua Kampong, BN ADUN and the minister.

When DAP brought up this question in DUN, Adenan refused to answer and tried to divert the issue by accusing the DAP of objecting against rural development.

Ultimately, despite whatever said by Adenan or Najib about how good BN is, people’s livelihood are seriously affected by the BN policies. Business activities are slowing down and the working class are finding their disposal income shrinking.

Therefore voters in Sarawak should seize this opportunity to strengthen the opposition and lay the foundation for change of government in the 14th General Elections.

Together with me are MP for Bukit Gelugor Ram Karpal, MP for Stampin Julian Tan and ADUN for Pending Violet Yong.

3-2-2016
Chong Chieng Jen
Sarawak DAP chairman
MP for Bandar Kuching
ADUN for Kota Sentosa

就在今次了,一起来改变

(古晋3日讯)约200名行动党西连支部达雅党员,齐出席行动党西连区州选选举机制启动礼。
民主行动党西连支部于昨日下午3时,在西连的Kampong SangaiEmpani(山埃恩巴尼甘榜)正式启动其西连地区内两州选区,即,Bukit Semuja(武吉瑟姆查)和Kedup(格杜)的竞选机制,并获得该党支部约200名党员的热烈出席和支持。
民主行动党砂州主席张健仁在主持该启动礼中表示欣慰看到,虽然当天是工作天,但却有如此多党员出席该启动礼。
“我刚完成整个乌巴战车全砂巡回拜早年,从斯里阿曼、泗里街、诗巫、民都鲁到美里,甫到埠古晋就来到西连。当我看到今天大家的踊跃出席,感染到大家高昂的士气,那跑完全砂后的一点点倦意也完全没有了。”
张健仁在致词中指出,来届州选将是国阵政府实施消费税之后,第一次人民有机会表达对国阵政府实施消费税的不满和抗议。
他揶揄,马来西亚是石油出口国,但奇怪的是,国际油价上涨,人民辛苦,但国际油价下跌,人民也幸苦。 这都是国阵政府理财不当,贪污腐败所造成的怪象,当经济好的时候,朋党受惠享福,当经济不好的时候,人民来承担苦头,还消费税。
张氏说,国阵政府长期的贪污腐败造成国库空虚。因此,去年4月1日政府开始实施消费税,向所有的人民抽税,使原本就没有能力还税的贫穷人士,被逼也要还税。 最终害到人民生活幸苦,做生意的生意大跌,做工的薪金缩水,同样的工钱买不到同样的东西。
张健仁也提到,国阵砂州政府在去年(2015年)总共拨了9亿令吉的小型乡村计划发展金,大约一个州选区应得到1500万令吉。 西连格杜州选区内有大约100个甘榜,即,一个甘榜大约可得到15万令吉的小型乡村计划发展金。 事实却是,大家都没有在2015年内,一个甘榜得到15万令吉的小型乡村计划发展金。
“我们行动党的州议员在州议会质问国阵和阿德南,这么大的一笔小型乡村计划发展金,到底去了哪里?阿德南没有回答问题,却转移视线污蔑行动党反对乡村发展。 可见事有蹊跷。”
张氏强调,砂州天然资源丰富,如果政府没有只照顾朋党利益,砂拉越人民不会活得如此幸苦。 因此,大家必须加强在野党在州议会监督和制衡的力量。
张氏希望行动党西连支部的党员们,于来届州选在该支部主席爱德华的领导下,倾全力协助行动党拿下武吉瑟姆查和格杜这两个选区。
结束前,全场出席者更高喊三声“Kali TiMah。。JohBoh。。UBAH”(毕达友语“就在今次了,一起来改变“)
出席该选举机制启动礼的行动党国、州议员有武吉牛汝莪国会议员蓝卡巴、实丹宾国会议员陈国彬及朋岭区州议员杨薇讳。

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

DAP Kuching Chinese New Year Visit


古晋民主行动党领袖与民众贺年

DAP Kuching Chinese New Year Visit

日期/Date:03/02/2016(星期三Wednesday)

时间/Time: 6.00pm

地点/Venue: 肯雅兰/Kenyalang

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Adenan bluff sarawakian again .Vote BN,Sarawak Autonomy will not be recovered

Adenan’s call for a bigger win for the BN in the coming State Elections for him to bargain for more autonomy is but an excuse to cover up his failure to obtain autonomy from the federal Government.
He is now using his failure to get true autonomy from the federal Government as a carrot to entice more votes for BN in the coming State Elections.
Sarawakians are no fools and we can see clearly from the following facts that Adenan’s call is only a bluff:
1. At present, in Parliament, BN has a total 134 MPs out of 222 MPs which is only 60.36%. On the other hand, in Sarawak DUN, BN has 54 out of 71 ADUNs which is 76.06%. Sarawak BN is already a lot stronger in DUN than the National BN in Parliament.
There is thus no reason for the Federal Government to reject any demand from the Sarawak Government on any of the autonomy powers on the ground that Sarawak BN is not strong enough.
2. In the demand for 20% oil and gas royalties, Adenan had 100% support in DUN. Yet he still fails to get the Federal Government to consent to the 20% oil and gas royalties. What number can be more than 100% support in DUN? Surely Adenan cannot have an electoral victory that will give Sarawak BN more than 100% win.
If even a 100% support in DUN cannot make the Federal BN Government give in to the demand of the Sarawak State Government, it is pointless for Adenan to ask for a bigger victory in Sarawak state election.
3. The key to more autonomy power for Sarawak lies not in the State elections but the 25 Sarawak BN MPs in Parliament.
The issue of negotiating for more State autonomy is all about the devolution of power by the Federal Government to the State Government. It is a matter of whether the Federal Government is willing to devolve these powers. If it is not willing, then it is a matter of how the State Government force the issue. 

If Adenan is true in wanting to get more autonomy for Sarawak, he has the leverage in the Sarawak’s 25 BN MPs in Parliament. If and only if these 25 Sarawak BN MPs withdraw their support for the National BN, the National BN will only have 109 MPs which will make Najib’s administration a minority government.

As a minority government, it will then be up to Adenan to detect the terms with the Federal government, not to beg and plea with Najib.

However, if these 25 Sarawak BN MPs remain in BN, then they are still bound by Najib and given the stand of UMNO BN (as shown in the royalty issue), there is no hope for more autonomous power for Sarawak.

I urge Adenan not to treat Sarawkians as if we are all ignorant about politics. Anyone with the slightest knowledge of the current political scenario and the workings of a federation system will know that his statement is nothing but a bluff.
If Adenan wants to dangle a carrot for the Sarawak voters to vote BN in the coming State elections, make sure it is a true carrot, and not a fake carrot.
The rejection by the Federal Government of the 20% oil and gas royalties demand has clearly shown that there is no political will on the part of the BN to give Sarawak more autonomy.
Therefore, to effectively fight for more autonomy, Sarawak BN must withdraw from BN and Adenan must direct his 25 BN MPs to withdraw their support for Najib’s administration. Otherwise, all negotiations and talks about autonomy will come to nothing and suffers the same fate as the 20% oil and gas royalties demand.

1-2-2016
Chong Chieng Jen
MP for Bandar Kuching & ADUN for Kota Sentosa
DAP Sarawak Chairman

阿德南再次威迫利透人民,投国阵取不回自主权

(古晋1日讯)阿德南向联邦政府争取砂州主权失败,却利用其的失败,以威逼利诱砂州人民在来届州选支持他。

民主行动党古晋市国会议员兼哥打圣淘沙州议员张健仁今日以文告点破阿德南向砂州选民“摇晃胡萝卜”的伎俩。

张健仁呼吁阿德南别把砂州人民当三岁小孩子,并提出3个事实点破阿德南的戏法伎俩:

1. 目前,国会的222个国会议员,国阵只占有134位,是60.36%,而砂州的71位州议员当中,国阵就占有54位,是76.06%。 砂国阵在砂州议会的实力远远超过国阵在国会的实力。 因此,联邦政府没有理由以砂国阵实力不够来拒绝砂州政府主权的要求。


2. 在20%石油天然气开采税方面,阿德南已得到砂州议会100%的支持。 但,他还是无法向联邦政府争取到20%的开采税。 又有什么会比100%的支持率更高? 肯定的,没有人能在任何选举中赢得超过100%的支持率。


既然连100%的州议会支持率也无法使到联邦下放砂州政府的要求(20%开采税),那阿德南所提的“要更大的胜利来争取主权”论根本就是无稽之谈。


3. 要中央政府下放权力,归还自主权给砂州,关键在于联邦政府和国会,不在于砂州选举,因为它取决于联邦政府是否愿意下放权力。 因此,砂州主权的争取,关键在于联邦政府和那25位砂州国阵的国会议员。
如果阿德南真的有诚意要积极为砂州争取自主权,他应善于利用砂州这25位国阵国会议员的优势。 这25位砂州国阵国会议员一旦不支持全国国阵,全国国阵只有109位国会议员,纳吉的政府就立刻变成少数政府。 到时,是阿德南主导谈判,而不是好像目前般的向联邦祈求下放主权。


但是,若这25位砂州国阵的国会议员还是在全国国阵的体系内,他们还是要受制于纳吉的指示,争取砂自主权的希望就无日可待。


张健仁说,以上三点足以证明,阿德南以“自主权”来威逼利诱砂州选民的伎俩,根本就是一个骗局。 任何对目前政治局势和联邦制稍微有认知的人士都知道,争取主权的关键,不在于砂州选举成绩,而是取决于全国国阵的局势和决定。


“过去国阵以‘发展牌’诱逼选民支持国阵,讲什么没有支持国阵就没有发展。 现在这‘发展牌’在城市地区已经行不通了,所以阿德南拿出新的‘自主牌’来迷惑砂州选民。”


张氏希望阿德南不要以为砂州人民都是政治无知。 要玩“摇晃胡萝卜”的伎俩,至少拿一个真的胡萝卜,而不是拿一个假的胡萝卜来迷惑选民。 事实摆在眼前,联邦政府拒绝砂州政府20%开采税的要求,这已很明显的告诉砂州人民,联邦政府根本就没有意愿要下放自主权给砂州政府。


“因此,阿德南若要真的为砂州争取更大的自主权,砂国阵就必须退出全国国阵,而阿德南也必须指示他的25位国阵的国会议员,收回他们对纳吉政府的支持。 不然,任何自主权的谈判,最终也只会像20%开采税一样,一拖再拖,选后就不了了之。”

Monday, February 1, 2016

Ubah Machine Tour –Miri


Date: 1/2/2016

Time:7pm

Venue: R Teh Kopitiam 
(Beside Sin Soon Chin Restaurant )

Volunteer Recruitment for Education Camp


Volunteer Recruitment for Education Camp, March 14 - 19

It's a brand new year and our first Impian education camp is up this March, in Kg. Api-Api, Lutong, Miri!

The eager children have repeatedly asked us to return ever since we conducted our reading camp in the area last October. And now, we are about to fulfill their wishes, but this can only be made possible with YOUR help as our volunteer! 

If you are new to volunteering, join us to make 2016 the start of doing something different for yourself and the kids. For those who have previously volunteered with us, we hope to see you again! Do email us at: impian.edu@gmail.com by 8th February 2016, or if you have yet to register, go tohttp://impianmalaysia.com/registration/index.php

We need YOU to facilitate our activity-based programmes for the kids in subjects of English, Mathematics & Science, as well as multiple intelligence games. Some of you will be in-charged of administrative duties like logistics, food & beverage, and photography.

Your only paid expenses will be your own return airfare and transport fee to / from Miri airport or bus station while Impian will take care of your meals, accommodation, and insurance coverage.

Once again, we look forward to welcoming you on board this camp!