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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

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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

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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

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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 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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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.
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

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。"

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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

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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