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Sarawak Elections: Legitimate Political Views and Limiting the Role of MPs?

Posted: 03 May 2016 10:13 PM PDT

 

Charles Santiago 1 Day Sarawak

4th May 2016

A popular science fiction writer, Ramez Naam, said: We’ve seen over time that countries that have the best economic growth are those that have good governance, and good governance comes from freedom of communication.

It comes from ending corruption.

It comes from a populace that can go online and say, ‘This politician is corrupt, this administrator, or this public official is corrupt.’

His words hold true for me today, where upon landing in Bintulu, Sarawak the immigration officer said I need to leave tomorrow.

Clearly the Chief Minister, Adenan Satem, doesn’t believe in freedom of information and is terrified that Opposition politicians will reveal the truth to the people of Sarawak in our election campaigns.

Furthermore he has violated the Constitution, which says a citizen can enter the east Malaysian state for purposes of legitimate political activity.

In direct contrast Barisan Nasional leaders are allowed to freely campaign in Sarawak until the polling day on May 7.

Many of my colleagues and other Opposition politicians have either been barred or had their stay in Sarawak restricted.

This shows the federal government, Prime Minister Najib Razak and the state government of Sarawak are frightened of losing the elections, if the Opposition’s echoing cries for reforms are allowed to be heard.

And by doing so, Adenan and the Barisan Nasional have hijacked the state election.

It’s a clever plot or so Adenan thinks, as it’s a preconceived strategy. Names of “unsavoury” characters, as Adenan calls them, are on a blacklist. The immigration officer looked through the list before announcing that I need to return in 24 hours.

Although we all know that elections in Malaysia are far from being free and fair, the blatant disregard for law displayed by Adenan, in cahoots with Najib and the Barisan Nasional administration, is shocking.

He has denied the people of Sarawak access to alternative political views, is playing dirty politics and abusing his powers as the top guy in the state.

In beginning his election campaign, Najib called the Sarawak election a "precursor" of the next general election, scheduled for 2018. He said a victory "will certainly form a very strong momentum for us moving forward”.

The Sarawak vote this Saturday is the first test of Najib’s popularity since the 1Malaysia Berhad scandal broke. The Prime Minister has also failed to convince the rakyat about the origins of the billions of ringgit that was deposited into his personal bank account.

So as allies, Adenan is doing a trapeze artist act to keep information away from Sarawakians, and particularly those in the rural areas.

Victor Hugo said “When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right”.

While Adenan and Najib may have government machinery and fear tactics at their disposal, real power lies in the hands of the people.

They may win this election but the people and the rest of the world will know they cheated their way through it and in doing so, have lost the legitimacy to rule.

Charles Santiago
Member of Parliament, Klang.

 

 

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Urge the IGP to set up a special task force to track down the ex hubby of IndiraGandhi

Posted: 30 Apr 2016 12:56 AM PDT

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malaysiakini new : Apex court to decide if IGP must reunite mum with daughter after 8yrs Hafiz Yatim

Posted: 27 Apr 2016 11:47 PM PDT

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Will issues of unilateral conversion of minor be ever resolved?

Posted: 25 Apr 2016 01:03 AM PDT

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Ceramah DAP

Posted: 24 Apr 2016 06:39 AM PDT



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From Malaysiakini News : Multi stream education system is not a cause of racism

Posted: 20 Apr 2016 09:16 PM PDT

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Colonisation argument 'specious' says Kula

Posted: 14 Apr 2016 11:27 PM PDT

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Is Socso in jeopardy of becoming the next 1MDB?

Posted: 14 Apr 2016 01:09 AM PDT

If the Prime Minister Najib thinks he has been defamed, it is his responsibility to sue Wall Street Journal to clear his name and Malaysia’s image. Nothing less will do!

Posted: 14 Apr 2016 12:41 AM PDT

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Call upon the AG to withdraw the appeal to High Court from Seremban Session court to save time and money

Posted: 12 Apr 2016 12:04 AM PDT

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砂民主行动党 2016 州选捐款视频

Posted: 09 Apr 2016 01:43 AM PDT


砂民主行动党 2016 州选将出战30个选区,而这一半以上都是乡区,
为此砂民主行动党需要筹集大量的竞选经费。
希望想看到国家变得更好的人们慷慨解囊
让我们一起城乡同步,迎变砂州。

有意捐款者请将款项汇至:
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户口名称:DAP SARAWAK STATE COMMITTEE
户口号码:3241-5010326-1

请加入我们的竞选义工团队
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Fundraising video for 2016 state election

Posted: 09 Apr 2016 01:36 AM PDT



DAP Sarawak are seeking for one million donation to contest in rural area in the upcoming state election.

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砂行动党推介筹款视频


砂民主行动党 2016 州选将出战30个选区,而这一半以上都是乡区,
为此砂民主行动党需要筹集大量的竞选经费。
希望想看到国家变得更好的人们慷慨解囊
让我们一起城乡同步,迎变砂州。

有意捐款者请将款项汇至:
Standard Chartered Bank
户口名称:DAP SARAWAK STATE COMMITTEE
户口号码:3241-5010326-1

请加入我们的竞选义工团队

Adenan slammed after Sarawak bars DAP MP, mascot designer

Posted: 09 Apr 2016 01:18 AM PDT

Chong Chieng Jen asking reporters to listen to a speech by Ooi on his handphone at a press conference today. Seen at left is Pending state lawmaker Violet Yong April 9, 2016. — Picture by Sulok Tawie 
KUCHING, April 9 — The DAP accused Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem today of abusing the state's immigration powers after two members from the opposition party were barred from entering Sarawak ahead of state elections.
Kulai MP Teo Nie Ching was prohibited from entering the state when she arrived at the Bintulu airport last night, while Selangor DAP member Ooi Leng Han, who is the chief designer of the DAP's hornbill mascot "Ubah," was denied entry upon arrival at the Kuching International Airport this morning.
"The DAP supports the immigration autonomy of Sarawak, but we don't support its abuse by the chief minister to stop opposition leaders from peninsular Malaysia from going to the state," Sarawak DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen told reporters here.
Chong, who is also Kota Sentosa state assemblyman, said the purported immigration blacklist of his party's central leadership would affect their election campaign.
"I don't want to pre-empt that the DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang and secretary general Lim Guan Eng would also be banned from Sarawak," he said.
The 82-seat Sarawak state assembly will be dissolved on Monday to pave way for elections.
Parti Amanah Negara president Mohamad Sabu was stopped from entering Sarawak when the opposition politician arrived at the Sibu airport last month.
Other opposition politicians barred have included DAP MPs Tony Pua and Teresa Kok, PKR's Nurul Izzah Anwar, Zuraida Kamaruddin, Rafizi Ramli and Chua Tian Chang. Prominent public personalities recently barred include lawyer and activist Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan.
- themalaymailonline April 9,2016

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Soalan & Jawapan Parlimen :Minta Menteri Sumber Manusia nyatakan sebab pekerja asing diutamakan.....

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Malaysiakini :- Kula: This insult must not be allowed to stand

Posted: 06 Apr 2016 08:57 PM PDT

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张健仁斥阿德南虚伪 玩弄区域主义政治

Posted: 04 Apr 2016 10:27 PM PDT


砂州选举即将开打,砂州行动党主席张健仁开炮,指责砂州首长阿德南玩弄区域主义政治,诋毁西马政党无法造福东马。张健仁认为,阿德南真面目是虚伪的,因为区域主义政治与种族政治无异。

-- kinitv

MP: Adenan encouraging unhealthy sentiments with 'regionalism politics'

Posted: 04 Apr 2016 10:25 PM PDT

Sarawak DAP chairman and Bandar Kuching MP Chong Chieng Jen said that Sarawak Chief Minister Adenan Satem is using regionalism politics to win support.

He said the public may feel that Adenan is good but he is encouraging a form of racism and extremism with the practice of regionalism politics.


-- Kinitv

Impian Sabah & Sarawak: A Malaysian Dream – The Book!

Posted: 04 Apr 2016 06:29 PM PDT


Impian Sabah & Sarawak: A Malaysian Dream is a commemorative book that celebrates the milestones achieved since 2013. We have completed scores of projects, involved hundreds of volunteers, assisted thousands of marginalized rural villagers and have been generously supported by tens of thousands of ordinary Malaysians.



Despite not being part of the state or federal governments, we have shown the East Malaysians that much can be achieved even with very limited budgets.
Impian Sabah and Sarawak have become the game-changer for these rural folks. There is now real competition to win the hearts and minds of these voters who were previously taken for granted.
      
We firmly believe that continued Impian Sabah and Sarawak programmes are crucial in bringing about the twin change of upgraded quality of life and longer term political change. Sarawak needs to elect a government that not only cares for the man on the street, but also one that will fight tooth and nail against corruption.
The book records not only the projects but the story behind each one of them; accounts of lives touched and perspectives of volunteers who participated in the many projects, all captured in the many photographs featured in this book.

All profits from the sale of this beautiful hardcover, full-colour 180-page book will go towards future Impian Sabah & Sarawak projects, benefitting the rural marginalised poor in East Malaysia. Get your copy today!

Impian Sabah & Sarawak: A Malaysian Dream – The Book!

Can we trust Najib's word on GST, asks DAP

Posted: 04 Apr 2016 06:19 PM PDT

Opposition lawmaker Chong Chieng Jen today questioned Prime Minister Najib Razak's claim that there would not be future tax hikes, even in the event of a sweeping BN victory in the coming Sarawak state election.
Chong, who is Sarawak DAP chairman, said unless more concrete affirmations are made in Parliament, Najib's promise that the goods and services tax (GST) would not be increased from its current six percent would not suffice.
"Can we trust Najib's word? Before the 2013 election, he promised to abolish the Sedition Act, as the law is considered undemocratic and oppressive," he told reporters in Kuching today.
"Yet after 2013, you still see all the opposition leaders being queued up to be sued and charged under the Sedition Act. So can we trust him (Najib)?"
Chong, who is Bandar Kuching MP, said Najib had evaded earlier calls to make a declarative statement in Parliament, pledging not to increase the GST in the foreseeable future.
"He has yet to state clearly that he does not intend to increase the GST after the state election. It has to be stated clearly for a (defined) period. Five years? Ten years? Fifteen years? Twenty years?"
"We don't want him to raise taxes two, three or six months after the election after promising not to. The six percent is already a great burden on the people. Many people are suffering because of this tax," Chong said.
In a visit to Kuching last Saturday, Najib had described any talk of future tax increases as opposition lies.
"We will maintain it at its current level," Najib was quoted by Bernama as saying.
Opposition leaders have criticised the tax hike for simultaneously pushing up the prices of goods and services, and dampening demand.
They have also charged that due to rampant corruption and massive capital flight, a further tax hike of up to 10 percent may be inevitable to cover the shortfall in energy revenues, should the oil market remain glutted.
The tax regime, implemented last April, met its one-year target of RM27 billion in March, and is expected to net a total of RM39 billion this year.
The Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) reported that the new tax was deeply unpopular among consumers and private firms, with its consumer sentiment gauge dropping to 63.8 in January, the lowest on record.
Overall demand growth weakened to 5.1 percent from 5.9 percent a year ago, while the national headline inflation rate, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), rose to 4.2 percent in February, the highest in seven years.
-http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/336428

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