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Opposition leaders condemn the killing of Bill Kayong

Posted: 21 Jun 2016 10:24 PM PDT


KUCHING: News on the assassination of PKR Miri branch secretary Bill Kayong has sent shockwaves among both federal and state opposition leaders.
PKR de-facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail called for those who were involved in the heinous crime to be traced, arrested and brought to justice.
"Bill Kayong was an activist and PKR member committed to all reformation agenda. He had been raising issues close to the hearts of Sarawakians, including the native customary rights (NCR) issues that he raised during the last state election," they said in a joint statement yesterday, while also expressing their condolences to Bill's family.
The 43-year-old Bill, who was Miri MP Dr Michael Teo's political secretary and PKR candidate for Bekenu in the last state election, was shot dead by an unknown person using a shotgun while he was waiting in his Toyota Hilux at a traffic light intersection in Lutong, Miri.
State PKR chairman Baru Bian said he and other party members were shocked to hear about the death of their loyal member Bill at the hands of a killer, adding that words were not enough to express the sorrow and outrage they felt that Bill was so brutally and coldly shot and killed.
"Bill was a vocal activist for the natives of Sarawak, fearless in his passion about native land rights. He was a young man zealously pursuing justice for the people and was very outspoken against any kind of discrimination or unfairness in our society.
"He was an active member of PKR and was the secretary of our Miri branch. Bill stood as our candidate for Bekenu in the recent Sarawak elections. He was a man with a mission and had so much more to experience and contribute. We have lost a loyal comrade and a good friend, and Dr Michael Teo, his trusted aide," he said in a press statement.
Baru, who is Ba Kelalan assemblyman, said party members were waiting for details about this heinous crime and he urged the police to be relentless in their investigations so that the culprits could be brought to justice.
"We offer our deepest sympathy to Bill's family for their loss. Bill's young children can be proud of the dedicated and committed man their father was. We pray that the family will find the strength and fortitude to bear this unimaginable grief. We thank Bill for being part of the PKR family and for journeying with us thus far. We will miss him."
State PKR vice-chairman See Chee How, when contacted, condemned such an act of extreme violence and called on any person in the vicinity of the scene who might have information on the assassin(s) and the vehicle used to volunteer information to the police, who he hopes are hunting for the suspect(s).
"We have lost a diligent party leader and a well respected native rights activist who was friendly to everybody and bore no grudges to political adversaries or antagonists. Personally, Bill was more than a close friend.
"With the works that we had been doing together for the past decade, we had treated each as a family member. Many party colleagues and activists in the state will share that feeling towards Bill, remembering the good and helpful person that he had been and continue the good works and causes that he helped advocate and contributed."
Meanwhile, state DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen said: "On behalf of DAP Sarawak, I would like to express my deepest condolence to the family of Bill Kayong. I am deeply sorry and feel shocked to hear of the incident. His demise is a loss to the state."
Chong, who is Kota Sentosa assemblyman and Bandar Kuching MP, said such cold-blooded murder was something that nobody wanted or expected to see happen, especially in the peaceful land of Sarawak.
"It begs the question to all Sarawakians: Is Sarawak as safe a place as we all perceive it to be, that someone can be shot dead in broad daylight in a public place? I call upon the police to top-prioritise the investigation of this murder case.
"It is a cold-blooded murder in broad daylight with firearms. A life was lost. This fact alone is sufficient to make it a top-priority investigation case."
He said police must look at all angles to solve the case and bring those behind the murder to justice.
The added implication and importance of the incident, he elaborated, is that the late Bill Kayong was an opposition politician and a strong advocate of NCR land issues.
"The public perception of his assassination is that it is either politically motivated or linked to the NCR cases which he was fighting for. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that the police must immediately take action to investigate the murder."
He said the trend now is very scary for public figures and politicians.
"However, it is too early for us to pinpoint but let the police handle the case promptly," he said.
 - Theborneopost june 22,2016

张健仁﹕光天化日发生枪击 砂州是否还安全呢﹖

Posted: 21 Jun 2016 10:19 PM PDT

(本报古晋21日讯)砂公正党美里区部秘书比尔加勇被枪杀事件﹐乃是冷血杀手在光天化日下展开的一宗持械杀人案﹐而在有关案件已经导致一条无辜生命枉送的前提下﹐警方必须首要优先注重是起案件的调查工作。

砂行动党主席张健仁国州议员是在今日受访时﹐就砂公正党美里区部秘书比尔加勇被枪杀事件﹐如是表示。
他还不忘提问道﹕"当有人在光天化日下被人于公共场合开枪杀害时﹐砂州是否还如同我们想象中的安全呢﹖"
与此同时﹐他也说明﹐比尔加勇是一位反对党领袖﹐也是一位积极捍卫土著习俗地权益的人士。
"因此﹐公众或将把他的被杀事件与政治或土著习俗地案件联想在一块。"
另一方面﹐他也代表该党向比尔加勇的家人致以最深切的慰问。
他也披露﹐是起案件让他为之感到震惊﹐也让他就比尔加勇的不幸逝世深感惋惜。
"他(比尔加勇)的不幸身亡﹐是砂州的一大损失。"
《转载自 诗华日报》

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There must be zero tolerance and compromise on the UTM‘s lecturer’s derogatory remarks against Hinduism and Sikhism

Posted: 15 Jun 2016 07:41 PM PDT

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张健仁:不敢让其他议员发问 沈桂贤表现不合格

Posted: 15 Jun 2016 08:44 PM PDT

(本报古晋14日讯)行动党砂州联委会主席兼哥打圣淘沙区州议员张健仁批评,砂地方政府部长拿督沈桂贤在议会总结回答时,不肯或不敢给其他议员发问,是一个很不负责及不合格的表现。

针对今日沈桂贤在为其部门做总结时,完全不给予其他议员发问的机会一事,他认为,这种部长的态度,显示其对其所回答的内容没有信心及心虚,经不起其他议员更深入的质问。

"在许多国会,当部长做总结时都非常公开给任何议员针对他的总结当场打岔和发问。这已经是一个民主议会的开会惯例。因为,只有经过这样的辩论和更深入的质问,政府政策的弊病才可得到更深入的探讨并获得改善,而人民才可更了解政府的政策。"

辩论是双向的

他强调,议员和部长在议会发言是在辩论政策和法案,不是在致词,因为致词是单向的,一个人讲全部人只有听的份,至于辩论则是双向的,有来有往,一问一答。

他声称,对于那些对其部门表现有信心的部长,他们非常欢迎其他议员在其做总结时发问,因为这可更明显的展示他部门的表现,或更有效的协助改善他的部门的操作。

然而,对于那些没有做足准备功课,而总结词又是其他人帮他准备的部长,就不敢允许议员在其总结时当场提出质问。

缺席周一会议

"今次开会的日期从上星期二开始,第一天是宣誓,第二天是州元首致词,第三天只开半天,而且当天早上的议程除了口头问答环节之外,就只是议长给予理由驳回在野党议员的动议,当天下午就没有开会了。真正的辩论,只是在星期五才开始。"

张健仁今日上午在州立法议会大厦召开新闻发布会时指出,沈桂贤在周末时,去了西马大港帮助国阵助选,而星期一他又向州议会请假没有出席开会。

"从沈桂贤过去几天的行程,可以看出,他根本就没有时间准备回答议员们在过去几天辩论时所提出的问题,他甚至连星期一的开会也缺席。他今早针对其部门的回答,是其部门官员所准备,而他只是在议会中读出这些回答。"

他直言,这也解释了为何他在今早总结时,不敢让路给其他议员发问,因为他没有做足准备功课,若给其他议员问到,他无法回答,就自曝其短。

让议长护航

"唯有躲在议长后面,让议长替他护航。"

张健仁更以拿督法蒂玛陈赛明为例,她在其总结时,因为有做足准备回答的功课,所以任何反对党的议员站起来要求打岔发问,她都肯让路。

他指责,如今沈桂贤领取议员薪水和部长薪水,而身为议员身兼部长的最基本责任就是出席州议会。但是,沈桂贤却在第一次开会就请假,部门总结又没做足功课,这是愧对石角选民给予他的委托。

与此同时,公正党峇都林当区州议员施志豪也对于拿督沈桂贤在部门总结的表现感到不满意,并认为当后者不让路给反对党议员发问,除了无法履行他个人身为部长的责任外,更重要的是,无法给予那些受影响的人民一个交代。

他补充,毕竟这些都关系到人民的利益,所以人民必须了解,但拿督沈桂贤却无法给予完整的答复。

《转载自 诗华日报》

DAP reps claim Dr Sim evading questions

Posted: 14 Jun 2016 09:11 PM PDT

KUCHING: Pending assemblywoman Violet Yong has branded Local Government Minister Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian an 'ostrich minister' for evading questions from opposition members seeking clarification on issues regarding his ministry.

Yong along with three other elected representatives –Wong King Wei (Padungan), See Chee How (Batu Lintang) and Chong Chieng Jen (Kota Sentosa) – had sought clarification from Dr Sim during his winding-up speech for the Ministry of Local Government at the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) yesterday but to no avail.

"The reason I interjected his winding-up speech was because he avoided when I sought clarification on an issue I raised regarding the poor maintenance of Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) as in his speech, he did not say anything at all about the maintenance.

"In other words, the problem will still persist and it is our right as elected representatives to know the detailed answer because we do not want an answer that is very general," she told reporters during a press conference at the Media Room of the DUN Complex yesterday.

Yong stressed that Dr Sim as the minister in charge should be brave enough to take questions from members of the august house.

"Due to his repeated evasion in answering our questions, I will term him as an 'ostrich minister'.

"Nevertheless, we will give him a chance and I hope he can improve himself. If things remain the same in the next DUN sitting, I think he is not fit (to hold the post)."

Also present at the press conference was See, who said Dr Sim had not only failed his duty towards other members in the august house but also the people.

"For example in my case, he said there's more than RM3 billion set aside for mitigation of flood under the 11th Malaysia Plan and under the first Rolling Plan alone there's RM357 million.

"He also identified the short, medium and long term planning and measures for this, so I asked how was he going to resolve the issue and what is the time frame to implement all these projects.

"It's very easy for him to tell us when he is going to do it. You (Dr Sim) have the money now and you already know how much the projects will cost. So all he has to do is tell us when. But he just evaded and dodged the question and didn't even know how to answer us," he remarked.

Meanwhile, Wong also found it very disappointing when Dr Sim refused to take questions from the opposition bench but beat around the bush.

"What was even more disappointing was that he actually lied to us. He kept saying, 'Let me finish…' but when he did, he just sat down. Once he sat down, the DUN Speaker (Datuk Amar Mohd Asfia Awang Nassar) moved on to another ministry. He should not have done that and it is very irresponsible and unethical of him," he exclaimed.

Meanwhile, Chong pointed out that in parliamentary convention and practice, ministers should be open to interjection and further clarification.

"Even in federal Parliament, all the ministers who gave reply were very open for clarification.

"They will give way to other members to seek clarification and it is through this clarification and further questioning on the reply that we can get better understanding of the issue and also can come up and formulate better strategy or policy to address the problem.

"A minister who is not willing to give way for clarification is a minister who is irresponsible and incompetent in his performance. Dr Sim's behaviour indicates that he has no confidence in his reply and no confidence about the performance of his ministry," he stressed, adding that Dr sim was also ill-prepared for his maiden winding-up speech.

He also compared Dr Sim's delivery of his winding-up speech to that of Welfare, Women and Community Wellbeing Minister Datuk Fatimah Abdullah, saying both had two "totally different approaches and show of confidence."

"(Datuk) Dr Sim totally rejected any questioning or clarification whereas Datuk Fatimah was open to clarification although we may not agree with some of her answers, policies and stands. But at least she opened up for clarification and made clear the government's stand and policy."

- TheBorneoPost June 15, 2016

“没奖学金出国深造” 砂43优异生陷窘境

Posted: 13 Jun 2016 09:02 PM PDT

(本报古晋13日讯)哥打圣淘沙州议员张健仁质问砂第二财政部长拿督斯里黄顺舸,为何在附加供应法案中情愿寻求额外700万令吉的拨款充作公关事务,却对砂精英学子在欲申请前往国外求学的奖学金事宜上,不愿伸出援手。

张健仁今日在砂州立法议会进行附加供应法案动议辩论后,在媒体室召开的新闻发布会上表示,自公共服务局(JPA)宣布暂停拨出奖学金让我国成绩优异的学生往国外深造后,有43名砂州精英中的精英面对出国深造的窘境。

他说,这43名砂学生在2014年就读中六。当时,他们获得政府的承诺,若他们继续考取优良成绩,将获得奖学金,往国外大学深造。

"因此,这些学生勤劳读书,并考取好成绩,但是在2年后,即2016年,获得许多外国有名的大学向他们伸出橄榄枝,给他们机会在有名的国外大学继续他们的学位课程。"

阿迪南没兑现承诺

"但公共服务局却突然取消该计划,在他们感到彷徨无助的时候,砂首长拿督巴丁宜丹斯里阿迪南沙登却为他们带来希望。阿迪南当时指示砂基金局协助他们,为这43名学生提供援助,但最后却没有兑现诺言。"

他指出,砂基金局给予的回复是,砂基金局仅给他们在本地大专完成大学课程,而不是在国外大学。

张健仁也在新闻发布会上回应黄顺舸在砂州立法议会进行附加供应法案动议辩论中,指张健仁提起有关砂基金局的课题是在政治化该事件。张健仁表示,黄顺舸指责政治化这个课题是无稽之谈。如果真的是要在竞选时以这课题领分数,他早在竞选时已提出。

他披露,他是于4月尾,即在砂州选举竞选期已收到一些学生向他反映并要求他暴露阿迪南的谎言,但为了避免不把教育课题政治化,所以在大选期间没暴露。

他认为,在砂州议会提出教育的问题是最好的场合。

政府有权修改政策

他呼吁砂州政府把握时间,协助这批学生,让他们去圆他们的求学梦。

他指出,州政府有能力和权力修改砂基金局政策,例外的处理这43位学生的申请,给他们到国外深造的奖学金,让他们能圆他们的求学梦。

"今天有政府寻求额外700万令吉的拨款来充作公关事务。当你能够增加700万令吉去支付公关事务,为何不能增加多几百万去帮助这些学生?而且他们是精英中的精英,对砂州是绝对有益无害的。"

《转载自 诗华日报》

张健仁:为何有2副首长? 伊班区国阵没全胜

Posted: 13 Jun 2016 08:53 PM PDT

(本报古晋13日讯)州内有人以国阵并未在华人选区取得大胜为由﹐来就当前砂州未委任华裔副首长的情况做出解释﹐但为何砂国阵并未在所有的伊班选区取得全胜﹐却拥有2位伊班族副首长﹔反观砂国阵的比达友族代表悉数在州选中胜出﹐却并未在当前拥有比达友族的副首长﹖

哥打圣淘沙区州议员张健仁是在今午于州立法议会参与砂州元首之施政御词辩论环节时﹐如是提出疑问。

他说﹐针对早前被热议的华裔副首长课题﹐其就认为副首长职由哪个种族的代表担当﹐其实并不是什么大事。

但他感到疑惑的一点就是﹐州内有人却以国阵并未在华人选区取得大胜为由﹐来就当前砂州未委任华裔副首长的情况做出解释。

也没比达友副首长

为此﹐他反问说﹐砂国阵并未在所有的伊班选区取得胜利﹐但为何当前砂州就有两位伊班族副首长﹖

"砂国阵的比达友族代表悉数在州选中胜出﹐但为何砂州当前并没有比达友族的副首长﹖"

他续称﹐除了在选举期间打出华裔副首长牌之外﹐砂国阵在应届砂州选举中还使出了透过选区划分工作达到未选先赢的效果﹑滥用移民法令禁止西马领袖前来砂州助选﹑金钱政治等竞选手段。

盼砂首长兑现承诺

与此同时﹐他说﹐砂首长一直要求砂州人民给予他更大的委托﹐以让他能够向联邦政府争取更多的自主权﹐所以他希望在是次胜选之后﹐砂首长能够成功兑现其承诺。

他披露﹐在砂州当前取得的13项行政权下﹐砂州政府其实拥有委任联邦公务员的权力﹐但当中必须注意的一点就是﹐砂州政府的高级公务员种族比例又是否是平衡的﹖

他表示﹐其感到吃惊的是﹐有报章的报导指出﹐州内的马来族﹑达雅族及华族高级公务员比例﹐乃是与砂州的种族比例不成正比的。

"相关情况并不是一﹑两日内形成的﹐而是长期性的政策造成的﹐所以在该方面﹐砂州政府何时才能全面予以纠正﹖"

外国渔船入砂捕捞

他还指出﹐在掌握行政自主权之际﹐砂州政府是否又在深海捕鱼执照的发出方面﹐事先获得联邦当局的咨询﹖

他透露﹐许多外籍渔船乃以"阿里巴巴"的作业方式﹐透过向本地人士租借执照的途径﹐大肆在砂州海域内捕捉渔获。

他为此呼吁﹐砂州政府必须尽早就有关事项采取正确的应对行动﹐以避免砂州海域因为相关外籍渔船的大肆捕鱼而遭到破坏。

《转载自 诗华日报》

就三课题激辩 顺舸健仁唇枪舌剑

Posted: 13 Jun 2016 08:48 PM PDT

(本报古晋13日讯)哥打圣淘沙州议员张健仁今日针对砂第二财长拿督斯里黄顺舸提呈的2016年附加供应(2015)法案进行辩论,并就该法案挑起三项课题。
针对拿督斯里黄顺舸的2016附加供应(2015)法案动议,行动党哥打圣淘沙区州议员张健仁做出3方面的不同意见。

张健仁表示,本身在本月8日,即已呈交上针对附加供应法案的辩论要求。他指出,一般上有关要求通常务必在法案寻求通过的一天前,就要呈交上。


而议长也应用议会常规67(5)&(6)、65(5)条文,允许其针对附加供应法案做出辩论。

张健仁挑起的首项课题,其一为针对在州选前5月5日发生的直升机坠机事件,政府在租借私人领域的飞机时,有何安全措施,预防不幸事件?

其二,针对州政府寻求额外700万令吉予砂基金局作为公关事务的用途,为何不善用有关款项,协助43名无法获得奖学金前往国外深造的学生?

未资助优异生

他说,日前为止,我国公共服务局(JPA)奖学金已喊停,而州政府也承诺将透过砂基金局给予协助,而如今却毫无下文。

由于张健仁在有关课题上,一再做出解释,搬出事故的背景,最终遭砂州议长拿督阿玛阿斯菲雅以议会常规66(4),要求其将问题焦点放在政策上,而非随意扯,也毋须长篇大论做解释。

议长阿斯菲雅举例,所询问的问题,比如可询问相关部长,砂基金局在此事件上会有何政策,而不是将所有事情的缘由、背景资料搬出来。

而张健仁则认为,事出必有因,若没有一些背景资料,部长不会明白事情的来龙去脉。

550万怎么花?

其三,在2016年附加供应(2015)法案中,寻求额外550万令吉,作为州内大型庆典的筹划经费,有关大型庆典为哪些?是否与政府的州选期间的大型庆典活动"一心一意"有关,协助国阵进行竞选工作?

他声称,本身在州选期间也曾针对有关"一心一意"竞选活动,揭发了政府使用款项,惟最终也遭到议长否决,有关2016年附加供应(2015)法案也随即被通过。

《转载自 诗华日报》

DAP: Adenan must help 43 students study overseas

Posted: 12 Jun 2016 05:12 PM PDT

DAP leader Chong Chieng Jen says it is still not too late for the chief minister to get Sarawak Foundation scholarships for them.

KUCHING: Sarawak DAP has urged the state government to provide scholarships to 43 students who have performed well in their SPM examinations.
State DAP leader Chong Chieng Jen said Chief Minister Adenan Satem must keep to his word that state statutory body Sarawak Foundation would fund the overseas education of the Sarawakian students after their Public Service Department (JPA) scholarships fell through.
On Jan 24, Adenan issued a statement saying that his administration would step in if the Federal Government fails to honour the scholarships.
"Yes, we will help the students. I have given instructions to Yayasan Sarawak to find ways on how best to help them," he was quoted as saying, referring to the Sarawak Foundation. Adenan is chairman of the board.
JPA had announced that it was suspending its scholarship programme on Jan 20, citing falling government revenues.
Chong, who is Kota Sentosa state assemblymen, said the students obtained good results, with most receiving straight As when the government halted the scholarship programme this year.
"Initially, they were supposed to be offered an overseas scholarship programme by the JPA when they pursued STPM and SPM," Chong told reporters at the state assembly here today.
"When the scholarship programme was scrapped, many of them had already been offered places in prestigious universities overseas.
"Some got offers from University of Berkeley, Imperial College of London and other good universities.
"When this news broke, Adenan promised Yayasan Sarawak will help.
"However, Yayasan Sarawak did not help. Therefore, all 43 of them, who were supposed to go overseas, did not go. At the end of the day, they ended up in local universities."
During the second reading of the Supplementary Supply (2015) Bill, 2016 by Second Finance Minister Wong Soon Koh, Chong had raised the matter and pointed to money spent on public relations and celebratory events amounting to RM7 million and RM5.5 million each.
Chong said he was still hopeful the Chief Minister will help the students further their education overseas.
"It is still not too late to grant these students their overseas scholarships. They can still go."
Meanwhile, Chong denied allegations that DAP's Pujut State Assemblyman Dr Ting Tiong Choon had dual citizenship.
Online allegations surfaced after the Facebook site "UPP Pujut" pointed to a post on the online forum MiriCommunity.net that alleged that Dr Ting also held Australian citizenship.
Malaysian law does not allow dual citizenship.
In the recently concluded state election, Ting had beaten timber tycoon Hii King Chiong, who was a BN direct candidate and an affiliate of United People's Party (UPP), as well as an independent candidate, Fong Pau Teck.
Fong was the Pujut incumbent. He was fired from DAP in 2013 for insubordination.
Chong said the originator of the allegation might have experienced a "very sour defeat".
"He has to accept the verdict of the people. There were painful defeats for DAP as well. We accepted the verdict of the people."
DAP lost five of the 12 seats it won previously in the May 7 state election.
- Freemalaysiatoday june 13, 2016

Chong gets his way to have debate sessions extended

Posted: 09 Jun 2016 05:16 PM PDT

DEBATE sessions for this State Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting will be extended beyond 6.30pm to ensure that members in the august house have equal opportunity to present their speech on the Yang di-Pertua Negeri's address.
DUN speaker Datuk Amar Mohd Asfia Awang Nassar made this ruling following Chong Chieng Jen's (DAP-Kota Sentosa) call for the debate session to be extended to four days because there were now more members of the august house.
Chong had pointed out that the two days set aside for debates was insufficient which would deprive members the opportunity to participate in the debates.
"If we go by the convention of past practices in this august house, there were three days for debate in the last term. But there were only 42 backbenchers then including the opposition. Now we have increased the number from 42 backbenchers to 53 backbenchers," he said at the 18th DUN sitting at the DUN Complex here yesterday.
According to him, in order to allocate more time to backbenchers to participate in the debate of the Yang di-Pertua Negeri's address, there should be more days set aside for the debate.
"However, given the fact that this is the month of Ramadan, it will not be appropriate to lengthen the sitting days into 'buka puasa' (breaking of fast) time. That I understand. But at least, the number of days allocated or set aside for debates by backbenchers should be increased to four days."
He also recalled that Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud had called upon all elected members to participate in debates on issues mentioned in his address on Wednesday.
"How are we going to have full opportunity to debate when the days set aside for debates is only two days? You are in a way depriving members the time to participate in the debate," he exclaimed.
Chong, who is also state DAP chairman, thus suggested that under Standing Order 8, the Chief Minister still has the discretion to vary the days of the meeting of the august house.
"Although it has been set that this meeting shall last until June 15, it can be extended to June 17 and I call upon the Chief Minister to exercise his power to lengthen the time of the meeting so as to be in tandem with what is said in TYT's address.
"Do not deprive us of the time and days for backbenchers including the opposition to debate and raise issues in this august house," he stressed.
This led Asfia to note that Chong had made his point and he therefore ruled that the dates for debates today (June 10) and on June 13 will be extended beyond 6.30pm.
"Normally, our sittings last until 6.30pm. We can extend on Friday (today) and Monday (June 13) beyond 6.30pm. But we shall not do what is done in the Parliament sitting where you go until 2am because my interpretation is that is already another day.
"As it is, without the Chief Minister varying the date, our sittings will go beyond 6.30pm on Friday and Monday," he ruled which led Chong to immediately exclaim that this was the fasting month.
Asfia nonchalantly replied: "I am the one who 'puasa' (fast), not you. So don't worry."
- TheBorneoPost june 10 , 2016

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Malaysia Kini news :- ‘Umno more complicit on hudud than DAP’

Posted: 12 Jun 2016 10:50 PM PDT

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Why has MIC not chosen to quit BN as a protest against Umno’s decision to allow fast tracking of Hadi Awang’s Private Member’s Bill ?

Posted: 11 Jun 2016 08:50 PM PDT

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We are not like the SUPP elected representatives who can only say “Yes” to the Chief Minister.

Posted: 11 Jun 2016 10:55 PM PDT

We are not like the SUPP elected representatives who can only say "Yes" to the Chief Minister.
In reply to Dr Sim's allegation that the Opposition is like "naughty children" in Dewan Undangan Negeri, my simple reply to his allegation is that we DAP elected representatives are not the "Yes Man" the likes of SUPP.
It is the "Ya" and "Betul" nature of SUPP which has led to the exploitation and erosion of the people's rights by the power that be over the decades.
Especially in a place like DUN, we debate on policies and issues. As the term implies, "debate" is a two-way intercourse, whereby the Ministers are confronted with questions which have to be answered on the spot.
"Debate" is unlike "speech". Debates entail argument and two-way exchange of views whereas speech means one person talks and all other listen.
The BN has also to be reminded that DUN is not a classroom where the teacher teaches and students listen. DUN is a place whereby the Government's policies are subject to questions and scrutiny, especially by the Opposition members.
The role played by DAP in DUN is to debate on Government policies and point out the flaws of the BN government's policies. That is why we question in DUN and confront the Ministers when their reply is not true and does not reflect the actual situation on the ground.
The SUPP and BN want to turn the Sarawak DUN into a forum where the Ministers speak and no one question the Minister on their speeches.
If that is the case, don't call it debate in DUN. One might as well call it "a lecture in a high-class classroom".
I have been a Member of Parliament for more than 10 years. In Parliament, the debates are all two-way exchanges of views and arguments, and the Backbenchers and Ministers are all subject to impromptu questioning by other Members of Parliament in the House. Some can reply well, some not so well, but all are subject to questioning and interjection when they speaks and all are willing to take questions when they speaks.
It is a pity that in the Sarawak DUN, due to the lack of preparation and inability to answer questions offhand, the BN Backbenchers and Ministers tend to hide behind the Speaker who act as their "PROTECTOR" and switch off the mikes of the Opposition Members when the questions become too difficult to answer.
The Speaker in Sarawak DUN, besides chairing the meeting, also had the added responsibility of making sure that there is no embarrassing moment where Ministers cannot answer the questions from the Opposition.
I wish to re-iterate:
1. DUN is not a classroom; and
2. debate is not a lecture, but allows for exchange of arguments and views..
Dr Sim's "naughty children" allegation only reveals that the SUPP has not changed a bit. Their mentality still remains the "YES MAN" mentality when it comes to facing their "Big Brother", ie, the Chief Minister. They do not dare to say "No" and do not dare to criticise him.
11-6-2016
Chong Chieng Jen
MP for Bandar Kuching / ADUN for Kota Sentosa
DAP Sarawak Chairman

张健仁揶揄人联党太乖 人民权利不断被剥削

Posted: 11 Jun 2016 10:53 PM PDT

  (古晋11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揶揄沈桂贤,行动党的议员不是如人联党议员一般只会对首长毕恭毕敬。
针对沈桂贤今日指反对党的议员犹如'顽皮小孩'的评论,张健仁反驳说,人联党的议员就是因为"太乖",甚至被誉为"Ya"(椰)和"Betul"(水瓶),所以人们的权利才会被当权者不断的剥削。
张氏说,议会辩论本来就应该有当面对质现问现答的。 州议员在州议会是辩论,不是演讲。辩论是双向的,有来有往,而演讲则是单向的,只有演讲者讲,其他人全部都只有听的份。
"行动党议员进入州议会就是要针对政策进行辩论,点出政府政策的弊病并向国阵部长当面对质。 人联党和国阵在州议会的倾向就是要把州议会变成一言堂,这有部长讲话,其他人听书就是了。 而议长的角色,目前就是协助国阵把州议会变成一言堂的学校课室。"
张氏表示,他中选国会议员十几年了,在国会的辩论一直都是有来有往,当场打岔质问和反驳的。
他表示遗憾,只有在州议会,因为国阵的州议员,甚至部长,没有准备功课,因此无法面对反对党州议员的当面对质,唯有躲在议长权威后面,由议长用"封麦"行动来阻止反对党议员当面对质,以避免国阵部长和议员们不懂回答问题的尴尬状况发生。
张健仁指出,州议会不是学校课室,而开州议会不是在学校上课,听老师说书说教。
"沈桂贤的这番'顽皮小孩'论就充分的彰显出人联党领袖在面对土保党老大的心态,即,必须言听计从、毕恭毕敬,面对不公,不敢反抗的心态。"
张氏反问沈桂贤,也已经当了国会上议员两年多了,难道他不知道国会辩论的情景,或是他鲜少出席国会因而不知国会辩论的情况。

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张健仁呼吁首长 延长州议员辩论天数

Posted: 10 Jun 2016 11:59 PM PDT



(本报古晋9日讯)行动党哥打圣淘沙州议员张健仁呼吁州立法议会和首长阿迪南延长州议员辩论天数,确保让更多后座议员包括反对党议员拥有足够时间参与。
他是于今日在砂州立法议会会议口头问答环节进行时,针对州议员辩论天数不足的课题,起身打岔时如是表示。
他说,根据议长表明,州立法议会定下2天时间进行州元首施政御词辩论,上一届的州元首施政御词辩论定为2天,当时共有42名后座议员参与辩论。
他说道,此届州立法议会后座议员人数已从原本的42人增加至53人,为了鼓励更多后座议员参与及拥有足够时间辩论,州议会有必要延长州议员辩论的天数。
张健仁指出,根据议会常规,首长被赋予权利可以延长州议会举行的天数,因此他希望首长应行驶这项权力,延长后座议员的辩论天数,确保让州议员拥有足够的时间参与辩论。
针对张健仁的言论,砂州议长拿督阿玛阿斯菲亚透露,州议会将延长周五(10日)及下周一(13日)的辩论时间超过傍晚6时30分。
"一般上州议会会在傍晚6时30分休会,但是周五和下周一的会议将会延长超过傍晚6时30份。"
惟,阿斯菲亚也说明,州议会并不会效仿国会下议院挑灯夜读至凌晨2点,因为已算是第二天。
《转载自 诗华日报》

争取修宪放权给砂 在野党愿在国会“借力”

Posted: 09 Jun 2016 11:57 PM PDT

砂行动党主席兼哥打圣淘沙区州议员张健仁(前排中)在砂人民公正党主席巴鲁比安(前排左)及朋岭区州议员杨薇讳(前排右)等一众行动党和人民公正党议员召开联合新闻发布会时摄。


(本报古晋9日讯)修改联邦宪法下放砂州自主权,却碍于国阵在国会没有2/3议席?公正党和行动党愿意"借力"!
砂行动党和砂人民公正党今日表明立场,同意砂拉越政府要求联邦政府下放自主权予砂州政府。
至于国阵因没有2/3议席而无法修改联邦宪法,行动党与公正党同意在这项课题上,与国阵站在一起,以"凑足人数",达到修改联邦宪法的目的,支持将四大领域的自主权下放予砂州政府。
支持索4领域自主权
砂行动党主席兼古晋区国州议员张健仁于今日在砂州立法议会媒体室召开新闻发布会时,针对其动议被议长驳回一事,发表其言论。他今日所提呈的4项领域自主权动议是税务、教育、医药及警务。
他说,砂州议长拿督阿玛阿斯菲亚驳回他动议的理由是权力下放,必须在国会修改联邦宪法,但国阵在国会却没有2/3的议席。
他认为,目前国阵在222个议席当中,拥有134位国会议员,而行动党和公正党合计有68名(38位是行动党及30位是公正党)国会议员。两党若以国阵的134位国会议员合计起来就有202位国会议员,这已超过2/3的绝大多数议席。因此,就有望修改宪法,要求中央政府下放权力予砂州政府。
"在下放自主权益事宜上,我们砂行动党与砂公正党会给予同意,若砂州政府有意愿,就可以提呈动议,要求修改联邦宪法,至于其它细节可以容后再处理,主要的是先确立好大原则。"
不满"细节性"为由驳回动议
然而,他却对砂州议长以"细节性"的理由说驳回其动议,不能被允许带入州议会讨论是"废话"!而两党今日也表明立场,绝对同意将4大自主权益领域下放予砂州政府。
另一方面,砂人民公正党主席巴鲁比安也针对砂州议长驳回其同僚所提呈动议的理由之一,即国阵在国会没有2/3议席的理由是言之过早的裁决,因为最重要的是,下放砂州自主权益的动议必须在砂州立法议会先行通过,才有望带入国会,进行提呈。
《转载自 诗华日报》

Chong: Opposition will support any vote for S’wak rights

Posted: 09 Jun 2016 12:09 AM PDT

KUCHING: DAP leader Chong Chieng Jen said the Opposition coalition is willing to work with BN in fighting for the rights of the state.
Chong, who is the state representative for Kota Sentosa, today tabled a motion to seek to resolve that the state government proceed with its demand and negotiation with the Federal Government on the devolution of powers.
In response to Chong's motion, Speaker Mohd Asfia Awang Nassar, who is state BN permanent chairman, said that it would take a two-thirds majority to amend the Federal Constitution to empower Sarawak's rights.
Chong then replied that it was not impossible for BN to amend the Federal Constitution in regards to the devolution of power.
Chong said that the Opposition parties, DAP and PKR have both pledged their support to amend the Constitution if it means Sarawak would get more rights in regards to taxation, education matters, state security and oil royalty rights.
Out of 222 parliamentary seats, BN currently controls 134 seats while DAP and PKR control 38 and 30 seats respectively. There are 31 parliamentary seats in Sarawak.
"Clearly we have way above the two-thirds majority that is required to amend the Constitution," Chong told FMT today.
"We challenge BN to put to a vote the amendment to the Federal Constitution, to devolve the four areas of power.
"We will pledge our support for the amendment. It was presumptuous of Asfia to assume that we do not agree," Chong said.
Part of the drive for Sarawak's rights is to increase the state's take of revenues from its oil wells, currently at 5%.
Following an amendment to the Federal Constitution in 1976, Sarawak was recognised as the 13th federated state.
Opponents have said this goes against the spirit of the 1963 Malaysia Agreement, when Sarawak agreed to form Malaysia as one of four equal partners, the other three being Malaya, North Borneo and Singapore.
- Freemalaysiatoday  June 9 , 2016

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