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N45 Dr Halimah Ali

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N45 Dr Halimah Ali


PELAJAR UNISEL di pastikan dapat penemapatan di hostel

Posted: 27 Aug 2012 07:30 AM PDT

SHAH ALAM, 17 OGOS : Masalah penginapan asrama yang dihadapi kira-kira 1,600 pelajar Universiti Selangor (Unisel) Kampus Bestari Jaya bakal berakhir apabila mereka dijadualkan akan menerima kunci pada 23 Ogos depan.
Naib Canselor Unisel, Profesor Dr Anuar Ahmad berkata, pihak Jana Niaga Sdn Bhd (JNSB) yang bertanggungjawab menguruskan penginapan pelajar bersetuju untuk membuka semula dan melaksanakan operasi Pejabat Residen Komuniti Siswa seperti biasa.
Menurutnya, tindakan itu diputuskan JNSB susulan daripada permohonan Unisel yang memfailkan Saman Pemulanya di Mahkamah Tinggi Kuala Lumpur semalam.
"Ekoran keengganan pihak Jana Niaga untuk membuka semula operasi pejabat Residen Komuniti Siswa dan menyerahkan kunci kepada pelajar, Unisel melalui peguamcara telah memfailkan Saman Pemula pada 16 Ogos di Mahkamah Tinggi Kuala Lumpur.
"Atas permohonan Unisel, pendengaran telah diadakan di mahkamah dan Jana Niaga melalui peguamnya bersetuju untuk membuka semula dan melaksanakan operasi mereka bermula 23 Ogos seperti biasa," katanya dalam satu sidang media di Unisel hari ini.
Hadir sama, peguamcara mewakili Unisel, Edmund Bon.
Tambahnya, peguam Unisel bersama peguam Jana Niaga juga akan memulakan perbincangan untuk cuba menyelesaikan pertikaian di antara kedua-dua pihak demi kepentingan mahasiswa universiti milik penuh Kerajaan Negeri itu.
"Sebarang pertikaian yang bermula sejak Jun 2009 antara pihak Unisel dan Jana Niaga akan dibincangkan secara terperinci dan spesifik supaya masalah ini boleh selesai," kata Dr Anuar.
Kontroversi berhubung isu penginapan pelajar timbul apabila sebilangan besar daripada mereka masih gagal menerima kunci meskipun sesi pengajian dilaporkan sudah bermula.
Dilaporkan, perkara itu berlaku ekoran keengganan Jana Niaga yang sepatutnya memberi kunci untuk akses ke asrama pelajar pada 3 Ogos lalu.

UNISEL : apa lagi yang UMNO BN mahu spin?

Posted: 27 Aug 2012 07:19 AM PDT

UMNO jangan ugut mahasiswa yang tidak mahu masuk UMNO!!

Posted: 27 Aug 2012 05:56 AM PDT


Khairy: Umno to set up supporters' club at all public varsities

August 26, 2012 malaysianinsider
REMBAU, Aug 26 — Umno, through its Youth wing, will set up party supporters' clubs at all public institutions of higher learning in the country to gain support for the party and Barisan Nasional (BN) from undergraduates.
Umno Youth head Khairy Jamaluddin (picture) said it was an initial measure taken by the movement in line with amendment to the Universities and University Colleges Act (UUCA) 2012 recently, which allowed undergraduates to be involved and to hold positions in any association or organisation, including political parties.
"So, rather than wait for them to join our party and BN, it's better for us to play a proactive role by going to campuses and setting up Umno supporters' clubs on all campuses," he said when approached by reporters at his Raya open house at the Kampung Gadong community hall, here today.
He said Umno Youth would enter all public university campuses in the near future to hold dialogues with students and draw up the formation of the club.
Khairy said besides giving support to Umno and BN, the setting up of the clubs would provide a platform for students to convey their ideas and views to the government.
He said although students were seen as more inclined to support the government, such efforts must be carried out to maintain this inclination among undergraduates and ensure that they continued to support BN.
Meanwhile, Khairy who is also MP for Rembau, said PAS must issue a statement on the stand of its alliance with DAP, which opposes the setting up of the 'hudud' law if the Pakatan Rakyat were to administer the country.
More than 5,000 guests attended the open house including Negeri Sembilan Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan. — Bernama

MY VOICE FOR NATION

Posted by Unknown | Posted on 11:34 PTG

MY VOICE FOR NATION


Tweaked crime statistics: Who should respond

Posted: 27 Aug 2012 08:04 PM PDT

Why Join Politics?

Posted: 27 Aug 2012 12:55 AM PDT

Why I joined the DAP — Ong Kian Ming

Posted: 26 Aug 2012 11:34 PM PDT

DAP recruits political analyst - Nation | The Star Online

Posted: 26 Aug 2012 11:29 PM PDT

Dr Shafie Abu Bakar

Posted by Unknown | Posted on 11:32 PTG

Dr Shafie Abu Bakar


Tuan Pegawai Daerah & Rombongan Mengunjungi Ketua Kampung Di Perkampungan

Posted: 27 Aug 2012 04:53 PM PDT

Ahli Parlimen Kota Belud

Posted by Unknown | Posted on 11:28 PTG

Ahli Parlimen Kota Belud


Cermin diri sendiri dulu, Kit Siang

Posted: 27 Aug 2012 01:16 AM PDT

Saya selalu menjadi sinis setiap kali membaca kenyataan Lim Kit Siang tentang Sabah, sebahagiannya kerana beliau menolak mentah-mentah untuk mengakui kegagalan kerajaan DAP di Pulau Pinang.

Lim Kit Siang harus mengkaji semula janji-janji palsu kerajaan DAP di Pulau Pinang. Mereka telah menang di Pulau Pinang bersandarkan janji-janji berpublisiti tinggi semata.

Ini termasuklah janji untuk menyelesaikan masalah kekurangan perumahan kos rendah, mengurangkan kesesakan lalulintas, mengekang kenaikan harga perumahan, memelihara alam sekitar, berlaku adil kepada masyarakat minoriti Pulau Pinang terutamanya masyarakat India Pulau Pinang, dan juga menjadi sebuah kerajaan yang telus.

Malangnya, kerajaan DAP di Pulau Pinang di bawah kepimpinan anak beliau sendiri telah gagal sama sekali. Pemuliharaan alam sekitar semakin merudum, pembangunan cerun bukit berleluasa; kesesakan lalulintas yang mencekik keselesaan warga pulau semakin teruk; golongan miskin dan bumiputera masih tidak mampu memiliki perumahan yang sangat tinggi harganya, kecuali jika mereka berhijrah ke tanah besar; dan walaupun dengan janji berpublisiti tinggi melimpah ruah dari Anwar Ibrahim, masyarakat minoriti India di Kampung Buah Pala tetap kehilangan tempat tinggal dan perkampungan mereka di tangan Lim Guan Eng.

Sejak DAP mengambil alih Pulau Pinang, tanah-tanah premium kerajaan telah dijual kepada kroni-kroni mereka dan pertukaran status tanah (yang mana sebelum ini kerajaan Gerakan telah dikritik teruk oleh DAP) telah menjadi satu sumber pendapatan utama.

Selain daripada itu, banyak penjelasan yang mengelirukan telah diberikan kepada penduduk-penduduk Pulau Pinang tentang kegagalan kerajaan DAP Pulau Pinang dalam program perumahan kos rendah, jualan kontroversi tanah mahkota Pulau Pinang, iaitu Bayan Mutiara, yang bernilai ratusan juta dan dakwaannya berjaya mengurangkan hutang kerajaan negeri kepada kerajaan Persekutuan pada kadar 95%.

Contoh terakhir di atas mengenai pengurangan hutang kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang adalah satu kenyataan yang benar-benar mengelirukan dari Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang. Beliau mendabik dada dan mendakwa bahawa Pulau Pinang telah mencipta sejarah apabila ia berjaya mengurangkan hutang dari RM600 juta kepada RM30 juta dalam tempoh dua tahun sejak beliau dilantik sebagai Ketua Menteri.

Apa yang sengaja disembunyikan dari penduduk-penduduk Pulau Pinang adalah fakta bahawa hutang kerajaan negeri telah kurang, kerana Kerajaan Persekutuan bersetuju untuk mengambil alih hutang sebanyak RM600 juta itu lalu menukarkannya kepada status geran selama 45 tahun, di bawah program rasionalisasi sistem perbekalan air negeri!

Ia tidak ada kaitan langsung dengan polisi-polisi ekonomi milik Lim Guan Eng. Tanpa persetujuan kerajaan Persekutuan, tidak mungkin Pulau Pinang akan berupaya mengurangkan hutang-hutangnya. Sepatutnya beliau berterima kasih kepada kerajaan Persekutuan, namun sudah menjadi tabiat Lim Guan Eng suka menukar cerita dan memuji diri sendiri atas usaha orang lain.


Satu lagi contoh yang mengelirukan rakyat adalah apabila Lim Kit Siang sekeras-kerasnya membantah pembinaan sebuah empangan di Kota Belud, ironis sekali bila beliau memilih untuk berdiam diri apabila anaknya bersetuju dengan sebuah projek empangan bernilai RM1.2 bilion (3 kali lebih mahal dari kos cadangan empangan di Kota Belud) yang akan dibina oleh kerajaan Persekutuan.

Apabila ditanya kenapa DAP bersetuju dengan pembinaan empangan tersebut sedangkan DAP membantah pembinaan empangan di Kota Belud, kerajaan DAP Pulau Pinang berkata mereka memerlukan empangan tersebut untuk tujuan pertanian dan memastikan bekalan air Pulau Pinang sentiasa cukup.

Itu adalah sebab-sebab yang sama kenapa empangan di Kota Belud harus dibina! Nampaknya, bagi Lim Kit Siang, kehidupan penduduk-penduduk Pulau Pinang lebih bernilai daripada penduduk-penduduk Kota Belud dan Sabah.

Apa yang lebih mengecewakan adalah apabila ditanya oleh ahli-ahli parlimen BN di Parlimen, kombinasi bapa dan anak ini enggan memberikan penjelasan yang jelas tentang isu-isu yang menghantui Pulau Pinang.

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Philosophy Politics Economics

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Philosophy Politics Economics


Welcome Dr Ong Kian Ming & Yeo Bee Yin!

Posted: 27 Aug 2012 05:43 AM PDT

Welcome Dr Ong Kian Ming and Yeo Bee Yin, both Cambridge alumni into the DAP family!



I'm absolutely confident that they'll contribute immensely to the Party and Malaysia's political future! ;-)

Everyone knows Dr Ong Kian Ming who has been extremely vocal in socio-economic and political issues in Malaysia. You can read why he joined the DAP here. As for fresh face Bee Yin, her decision is no less admirable, and her statement is as follows: Why Join Politics?

Media Statement by Yeo Bee Yin on joining the Democratic Action Party on Monday 27 August 2012 in Kuala Lumpur:

My mom has rightly asked, "you can have a decent and comfortable life now already, why choose such a hard life?" The reason is because I love this nation and desire to see a better Malaysia.

I have met just so many young and bright Malaysians who left home for better opportunities abroad. If all of these continue, we'll soon reach a point of no return.

Therefore I decided to join DAP to make a change. I do not want to be a bystander as my country is going through one of the most important turning points of history, either for the better or worse future. I do not want to regret at the latter part of my life, seeing my country at peril, just because people of my generation have not done enough and have chosen comfort over sacrifice. To quote Edmund Burke (埃德蒙·伯克), "all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing".

I believe that Malaysian youths can make a difference, and am always encouraged by Apostle Paul who wrote in a letter to his spiritual son, Timothy, "Let no one despise you for your youth, but set an example in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, faith and purity."

Yes, young Malaysians are on Facebook and Twitter most of the time and we do watch YouTube videos quite 'a bit' but we too are concerned about our environment, the welfare of fellow Malaysians and the future of our children. We have different opinions on how our country should be governed.

Therefore I want to make young voices heard and hope that more young Malaysians can join us or at their respective positions do their part, to make Malaysia a country that is free from corruption, united regardless of race and religion as well as competitive in the global economy.

How I hope to contribute to DAP

I will continue to use my expertise in social media to help DAP to reach out to the young and internet savvy whose support are critical in the next general election. I believe strongly that the social media will add a completely different dimension to political campaigning in the very near future.

At the same time, I have a strong interest in environmental, sustainability and energy policy and believe that this has been an area generally neglected by politicians. I will take part actively in policy-making when the opportunity arises by contributing my knowledge in this field constructively towards a greener Malaysia, as we move forward in economic development.
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** Bee Yin was born in 1983 and grew up in Segamat, Johor.

After she completed my secondary school education in SMJK Seg Hwa, Segamat, she obtained the Petronas Scholarship to study Chemical Engineering in Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP). Bee Yin graduated with First Class Honours and was the top student for the year 2006.

She worked for 2 years with Schlumberger (斯伦贝谢公司), an international oil and gas engineering company as a field engineer in Turkmenistan before going on to complete her MPhil (Masters in Philosophy哲学硕士) in Advanced Chemical Engineering with Commendation from University of Cambridge in 2010. Bee Yin was fortunate enough to be a recipient of the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

Since her return to Malaysia, she has started her own business in Social Media Strategy in helping clients to maximize their marketing reach via the increasingly influential internet and social media tools.

Bee Yin currently serves as DAP HQ Social Media Strategy Advisor

www.telokkemang.blogspot.com/

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www.telokkemang.blogspot.com/


Rumah Terbuka Aidilfitri Pakatan Rakyat Negeri Sembilan

Posted: 27 Aug 2012 11:06 AM PDT

Salam Eidulfitr buat kaum keluarga, sanak saudara dan rakan-rakan perjuangan. Dijemput seluruh rakyat noghori untuk bersama-sama meraikan Majlis Rumah Terbuka Aidilfitri Pakatan Rakyat Negeri Sembilan yang akan diadakan pada:-

Tarikh: 2 September 2012 - Ahad
Waktu: 3 petang
Tempat: Melang, Kuala Pilah



Semoga sambutan ini dapat merapatkan ukhwah serta mengukuhkan saf perjuangan para penyokong & pendukung Pakatan Rakyat. Ayuh kita terus istiqamah dalam perjuangan.

Maaf Zahir & Batin

Kamarul Baharin Abbas
MP Telok Kemang

Suara Sri Andalas

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Suara Sri Andalas


Proses Migrasi Dipercepat Jika Air Dibawah Negeri

Posted: 26 Aug 2012 07:00 PM PDT

KUALA LUMPUR: "Sekiranya penstrukturan industri air dapat dilaksanakan dan pengagihan bekalan air adalah di bawah kuasa kerajaan negeri, proses migrasi ini boleh dipercepatkan," kata Exco Perumahan, Pengurusan Bangunan Dan Setinggan Negeri Selangor, Iskandar A. Samad.

Jelasnya dalam satu kenyataan, migrasi adalah tertakluk kepada peraturan yang ditetapkan oleh Syabas.

Pada awalnya, kata beliau Syabas memerlukan persetujuan 100 peratus dari pemilik barulah migrasi boleh dijalankan.

Tetapi, ujarnya setelah diadakan perbincangan di antara Kerajaan Negeri dan Syabas, Syabas telah bersetuju agar peratus ini dikurangkan.

Menurutnya, dan ketika Syabas dipanggil ke Mesyuarat Majlis Tindakan Ekonomi Selangor (MTES) awal tahun ini, CEO Syabas, Datuk Lee Miang Koi berjanji kepada Menteri Besar untuk membenarkan 2 sistem di dalam sebuah pangsapuri, satu sistem meter pukal dan satu sistem meter individu.

Kata beliau, ini bermakna bagi pemilik yang tidak memberi kerjasama untuk migrasi akan menggunakan meter pukal dan tidak akan mendapat air percuma 20 meter padu, sementara mereka yang bekerjasama akan menggunakan meter individu dan akan mendapat air percuma.

"Kerajaan Negeri juga telah melaksanakan 2 program untuk memudahkan penduduk di pangsapuri kos rendah yang menggunakan meter pukal mendapat air percuma iaitu Program Kupon Air dan Program Lapor Dan Dapat.

"Program Kupon Air ini terlalu rumit dan telah digantikan dengan Program Lapor Dan Dapat pada bulan Mac tahun ini," jelasnya yang juga Adun Chempaka.

Iskandar menambah, bagi Program Lapor Dan Dapat, penduduk melalui JMB atau MC perlu melaporkan kepada Pihak Berkuasa Tempatan (PBT) dan PBT akan memberitahu Syabas untuk memberi potongan pada bil meter pukal.

Katanya, JMB atau MC kemudian akan membuat potongan 20 meter padu pada bil-bil individu setiap kediaman.

Menurutnya, setelah dilaksanakan Program Lapor Dan Dapat, hanya 12 pangsapuri kos rendah yang belum mendapat air percuma 20 meter padu.

Selepas ini, ujarnya Program Lapor Dan Dapat ini akan diperluaskan ke pangsapuri kos sederhana seperti Mentari Court yang menjadi tumpuan media sekarang.

"Saya menasihatkan penduduk mendesak JMB dan MC mereka supaya mempercepatkan penyertaan mereka ke dalam Program Lapor Dan Dapat dengan mengisi borang yang khas yang disediakan.

"Ia hanya memerlukan seorang AJK JMB atau MC pergi ke pejabat PBT dan mengisi borang tersebut yang hanya mengambil masa 10 minit," katanya.

Dalam kes Mentari Court itu, ujar beliau proses migrasi adalah dalam peringkat akhir.

Beliau menjelaskan bahawa sebarang ketidakpuasan hati perlulah ditujukan kepada Syabas.

Katanya, kerajaan negeri sentiasa mengadakan perbincangan dengan Syabas agar proses migrasi ini dipercepatkan.

Justeru, kata beliau sekiranya penstrukturan industri air dapat dilaksanakan dan pengagihan bekalan air adalah di bawah kuasa Kerajaan Negeri, proses migrasi ini boleh dipercepatkan.

"Kerajaan negeri buat masa ini tidak akan membayar tunggakan kepada mereka yang tidak mendapat air percuma. Perkara telah saya jelaskan semasa Sidang Dewan Negeri pada bulan Mac lepas," ujarnya.


Sumber: HarakahDaily

Politics of Fear

Posted: 24 Aug 2012 03:00 AM PDT

Press Statement 24 August 2012
Politics of Fear

Tan Sri James Masing has said that it would be political suicide to give the opposition a test mandate to govern the country ('Perilous to give opposition test mandate – Masing', Borneo Post 23 Aug 2012), supporting the former Prime Minister's statement that giving the opposition the mandate to rule would be dangerous as many things could be destroyed.

Yes, it would be perilous indeed when the opposition takes over from the BN. Exceedingly perilous for those who have the most to lose, those who have taken advantage of their positions of authority to enrich themselves at the expense of the people, who have remained poor and stagnant for the past 50 years.

Perilous for the BN elite who done nothing of substance to advance the lot of the common people but who resort to giving away insubstantial sums of money nearing election time in the guise of the 'caring' government.

Perilous for the corrupt politicians and their families who have their greedy hands in every project and contract even though they do not know the first thing about the business concerned.

Imminently catastrophic for the selfish leaders and their cronies who have taken away the lands of the natives, cut down their trees for profit of billions of ringgit and drowned the lands in their insatiable quest for even more wealth, all in the name of 'development'.

These are the people who will see the destruction of their parasitic way of life and easy money as they have known it. Their misdeeds will be revealed just as the cowgate and Scorpene scandals were uncovered. Investigations will be carried out on these people and their leader, a man and his family members who are said to be stakeholders in more than 400 companies in 25 countries, worth several billion US dollars, robbed from the people of Sarawak.

What do the people have to lose by giving a mandate to the opposition? They have already lost their lands, their livelihood, their pride, their chance for advancement and now their patience with a government lacking accountability and transparency. The BN government has had 50 years to run the country and if indeed they have done such a sterling job, they should have nothing to worry about; they should be able to let the record speak for them. Unfortunately for them, among their more memorable achievements are a dangerously high national debt, a soaring crime rate (and a police force that manipulates the statistics to fit the KPI), a rakyat fearful for their safety, a culture of rent seeking, cronyism and corruption, ministers mired in kickback scandals, murder allegations, bailout of family companies using public funds and many more of similar unpalatable nature. In contrast to that, the Pakatan Rakyat is offering the very positive track record of the opposition-run states and the promise to put in place a federal government that is competent, accountable and transparent. 

That is why are we now seeing BN politician after BN politician, day after day in the mainstream press trying to instill fear into the rakyat by giving silly warnings about what would happen if there is a new government. The rakyat are now mature enough to discern that the current crop of leaders do not have any sound policies to sell nor any track record to back them up, hence they resort to selling fear. After all, fear is in plentiful supply within the BN clique, and the fearful are eager to spread the fear. However, in their attempt to do so, they come across as tired defenders of a government that has let the people down time and again. Even now, in their bid to restore some credibility, the Najib administration has nothing original to offer but instead has been implementing or promising to implement policies borrowed from the Pakatan Rakyat manifesto. Examples are the abolishment of the ISA, the implementation of the RCI on illegal immigrants in Sabah and 'Project IC' and the proposal to lower car prices.

Oil Royalty Payments

The example most pertinent at the moment is the proposal to increase Oil Royalty payments. Of course I welcome the announcement by the Chief Minister that he agrees that the royalty should be increased. But why is it only now that the CM is agreeing to pursue the matter? One can't help but think that it is because this is an issue very close to the hearts of the people, an issue which Pakatan Rakyat has promised to address. Obviously there has been no political will on the BN government's part over the last 30 or so years to seek a fairer share of the royalty until now when they are realizing there is a real possibility that the rakyat will vote them out in the coming elections. I am also curious that the CM should think royalty negotiations are better done in private. Why is that so? The oil and gas in Sarawak is not the property of the CM – it belongs to all the people of Sarawak, hence we have a right to know what is being discussed. Sarawak has been lagging behind West Malaysia in every aspect you care to name. Roads and infrastructure, education, healthcare, jobs, transportation, industry and development. One could say that West Malaysia and many individuals have prospered or benefitted via Petronas at our expense. Sarawakians now say 'Kini masa balas budi' to quote a line from the infamous BN Merdeka theme song 2012. We want to know what the Chief Minister intends to do about it, and we remind him that he is a servant of the people and is accountable to them.

The former PM, in a Freudian slip, had referred to the current administration as the 'devil' and the opposition as the 'angel'.  That in itself says it all.

I trust that the rakyat are astute enough to judge for themselves whether to choose more of the same or to give themselves the hope of a better and brighter future with the Pakatan Rakyat.

Baru Bian
State Assemblyman
N70 Ba' Kelalan/
Chairman
PKR Sarawak

Penurunan Harga Kereta: Proton Mampu Berdikari dan Bersaing

Posted: 24 Aug 2012 02:00 AM PDT

Semakan semula Dasar Automotif Negara (NAP2012) yang kini sedang dijalankan oleh Kementerian Industri dan Perdagangan Antarabangsa (MITI) memberi ruang kepada pengurangan cukai eksais secara berperingkat untuk menurunkan harga kereta.

Peluang ini juga perlu dimanfaatkan sepenuhnya untuk memperbetulkan pelbagai herotan (distortion) di dalam industri automotif negara. Kebelakangan ini, pimpinan Umno/Barisan Nasional sering memainkan sentimen perkauman termasuklah di dalam isu penurunan harga kereta, dengan memberi alasan pengurangan cukai eksais akan memufliskan Proton dan industri automotif tempatan.

Tindakan tidak bertanggungjawab ini bertujuan menanam perasaan perkauman di kalangan rakyat dengan menuduh cadangan menurunkan harga kereta ini bertujuan untuk membunuh Proton yang mengakibatkan puluhan ribu rakyat (kebanyakannya Melayu/Bumiputra) akan hilang pekerjaan.

Salah satu pertimbangan utama yang diambil KEADILAN semasa mencadangkan penurunan harga kereta adalah kemampuan Proton dan perusahaan automotif tempatan bersaing. KEADILAN mengiktiraf kejayaan Proton dan yakin ia mampu maju jauh ke depan melihatkan keupayaannya bertahan walaupun sudah tidak mendapat perlindungan rebat cukai eksais bermula tahun 2005.

Malah, sebenarnya Umno/Barisan Nasional yang mengambil keputusan menamatkan rebat cukai eksais yang diberikan kepada Proton pada tahun 2005. Sejak dari itu, kereta-kereta keluaran Proton dan perusahaan automotif nasional yang lain terpaksa membayar cukai eksais yang sama seperti juga kereta-kereta berjenama antarabangsa.

Bantuan kewangan terbesar yang diperolehi oleh Proton kini bukan lagi dalam bentuk perlindungan cukai, tetapi geran research and development (R&D) untuk membolehkannya menerokai rekaan dan teknologi yang lebih baik. Penyata kewangan Proton bagi tahun 31 Mac 2011 (muka surat 167 dari Laporan Tahun Proton 2011) menunjukkan ia mendapat geran R&D berjumlah RM175 juta.

Jumlah ini adalah jauh lebih rendah dari rebat cukai eksais bernilai berbilion ringgit yang diberikan setiap tahun kepada Proton sehingga tahun 2005. Keupayaan Proton terus bersaing dan memperkenalkan beberapa model baru selepas tahun 2005 membuktikan bahawa Proton boleh terus kekal beroperasi walaupun tanpa dilindungi rebat cukai eksais.

Sebab itu KEADILAN berpendapat dakyah perkauman yang dimainkan oleh Umno/Barisan Nasional kononnya penurunan harga kereta akan memufliskan Proton sebenarnya menghina tenaga professional di Proton dan perusahaan automotif tempatan lain yang kebanyakannya Melayu/Bumiputra. Jawapan-jawapan pimpinan Umno/Barisan Nasional yang masih menggambarkan seolah-olah Proton dan perusahaan automitif tempatan masih mendapat perlindungan cukai eksais adalah berniat jahat yang memangsakan Proton demi kepentingan politik Umno/Barisan Nasional.

KEADILAN yakin Proton dan perusahaan automotif tempatan akan mampu berdikari dan bersaing pada harga yang tidak membebankan rakyat. Komitmen KEADILAN adalah mempertahankan peluang pekerjaan dan kebajikan puluhan ribu pekerja di dalam sektor automotif negara., bukannya mengikut karenah bekas pimpinan negara yang mengongkong Proton semata-mata kerana mahu menjaga peninggalan pemerintahan beliau.

Oleh itu, KEADILAN yakin pelan perniagaan Proton yang menitikberatkan penggunaan kapasiti pengeluarannya (to optimise its unutilised production capacity) di kilang-kilangnya, melalui kerjasama untuk memasang kereta-kereta berjenama lain akan berjaya mempertahankan pekerjaan sedia ada, malah mewujudkan lebih banyak peluang pekerjaan baru.


YB NURUL IZZAH ANWAR
NAIB PRESIDEN KEADILAN

RAFIZI RAMLI
PENGARAH STRATEGI KEADILAN

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24 OGOS 2012

Review Unrealistic Poverty Benchmark

Posted: 23 Aug 2012 03:00 AM PDT

Source: Free Malaysia Today

A social activist has called for the current absolute poverty measurement used by the government to be revamped as it doesn't take into account the rising cost of living.

PETALING JAYA: Would you be able to pay for food, clothing, accommodation, furniture, medical bills, transport, education and recreation by earning just RM763 a month?

This was the question posed by Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia (SABM) representative A Jayanath, 63, during a recent interview with FMT in Petaling Jaya.

"The eight things listed are based on the government's minimum requirement on what a household should be able to manage based on the poverty line income (PLI) of RM763 for a middle-income nation," said Jayanath.

He said the calculation was based on a concept called the "absolute poverty measurement".

But the government had set different "measurements" for different regions. While RM763 is the benchmark for poverty line in Peninsular Malaysia, it is RM912 in Sarawak and RM1,048 in Sabah.

"Based on the absolute poverty line measurement, Malaysia has done a great job in reducing poverty. Currently, we only have 3.8% of Malaysian households that are considered poor," said Jayanath.

However, Jayanath said that the weakness in the absolute poverty line measurement system was that it uses the bare minimum World Bank standard of US$2 per capita per day, and it does not address several factors, such as the differences in cost of living in urban and rural areas, and the annual increase in the consumer price index (CPI).

He added that this is the reason why the government should consider using a "relative" poverty measurement system that would include, among others, these factors in calculating the poverty rate in the country.

Based on the system, Jayanath said that 50% of the monthly household median income should be used as the benchmark to measure the poverty rate in the country.

"Based on the 2009 survey by the Department of Statistics, the national household median income stands at RM2,841 a month. Therefore, our poverty line benchmark should be set at around RM1,500 per household," he said.

Jayanath said that many developed countries, such as the United States, Australia and New Zealand use this system to measure their poverty level.

"And that is why high-income nations such as Japan and South Korea say that their poverty level is about 15%," he said.

Social Inclusion Commission

However, Jayanath pointed out that if RM1,500 per household was used as a benchmark for poverty, it will show that about 21.6% of total households in Malaysia are currently below that threshold.

"That roughly translates into nearly six million of our population. But tell me honestly, what can you do with RM1,500 if you have a family of four? Not much I think," said Jayanath.

And this is why, he added, that the government should consider the proposed Social Inclusion Bill in order to address this matter.

On Tuesday, SABM mooted the bill which would compel the government to establish a Social Inclusion Commission (SIC).

The commission would be tasked with formulating and monitoring poverty reduction programmes and eliminating institutionalised discrimination in the country.

Jayanath said that it was also equally important for the government to customise poverty eradication programmes based on the rural-urban divide and by regions.

"Earning RM1,500 in Gua Musang, Kelantan, is different from earning the same amount in Taman Medan, Petaling Jaya," said Jayanath.

He also said that it was important for policy-makers to get the participation of the MPs, state assemblymen and NGOs in order to understand poverty in a given constituency or locality.

"A community leader from Klang will have better understanding of the poverty in his area as opposed to a policy-maker based in Putrajaya ," said Jayanath.

Indigenous people, he added, needed customised programmes that cater for traditional norms and cultural practices.

"Many of them prefer to live in their natural ecosystem. So you cannot go around building concrete structures for them to live in. You must consult and understand their real needs first," he said.

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JEMPUTLAH KE RUMAH TERBUKA SAYA

Posted: 27 Aug 2012 08:29 AM PDT


Assalamualaikum.

Walaupun sudah hampir sepuluh hari Syawal berlalu, namun kemeriahan Aidilfitri masih dirasakan. Di sana sini masih banyak diadakan rumah terbuka dan budaya kunjung mengunjung masih lagi segar di kalangan masyarakat kita hari ini.

Tidak terlambat bagi saya dan isteri untuk mengucapkan Selamat Hari Raya, maaf zahir dan batin kepada semua umat Islam, di mana jua mereka berada khususnya pengundi dan rakyat di Parlimen Kuala Nerus.

Apa yang berlaku di hadapan kita sekarang adalah sesuatu yang sangat menakjubkan. Kita berada di sebuah negara yang aman dan damai hasil daripada usaha kerajaan BN yang tidak pernah jemu memaju dan membangunkan negara ini.

Saya gembira sebenarnya melihat rakyat hidup aman damai dan gembira, terutama pada Aidilfitri ini.

Rata-rata di mana-mana pun saya berkunjung, saya melihat keadaan yang sangat mengkagumkan sedang dinikmati oleh mereka – ia sesuatu yang tidak mungkin ada di semua negara di dunia ini – berilah apa pun alasannya.

Saya ingin mengambil kesempatan ini juga untuk menjemput dan mempersilakan kalian semua ke majlis Rumah Terbuka Parlimen Kuala Nerus yang akan diadakan pada 1 September ini di Perkarangan Pejabat Parlimen Kuala Nerus.

Datanglah beramai-ramai, dapatlah kita bersua muka, bertanya khabar dan mengeratkan hubungan silaturahim sesama kita.

Mudah-mudahan usaha murni akan diberkati oleh Allah s.w.t jua. Insya'Allah.

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ADUN CHANGKAT JONG HADIR PERJUMPAAN RAYA RAKAN FB SEDOLOR ANAK KG. SG. SAMAK

Posted: 27 Aug 2012 04:39 AM PDT


TELUK INTAN, 24 Ogos - Walaupun Kampung Sungai Samak jauh terpencil namun kewujudan media sosial baru seperti facebook telah menjadikan kampung tersebut mempunyai ramai rakan fbnya. Dengan adanya media sosial baru itu, setiap perkembangan yang berlaku di kampung tersebut telah dapat diketahui melalui facebook Sg. Samak oleh anak-anak kampung di perantauan.

Memandangkan sambutan yang menggalakkan, maka pihak pengendali fb dan pemilik kafe cyber di kampung tersebut telah melakukan inisiatif mengumpulkan para rakan facebook mereka dengan mengadakan perjumpaan Hari Raya Aidilfitri baru-baru ini.
Kehadiran YB Anuar disambut mesra.

Majlis dimulai dengan tahlil dan doa.


Majlis telah diserikan lagi dengan kehadiran ADUN Changkat Jong, YB Hj. Mohd/ Anuar Sudin dan isteri, Pn. Hjh. Faridah Rajiah serta beberapa orang ahli jawatankuasa PAS Kawasan Teluk Intan dan Dewan Pemuda PAS Teluk Intan.
YB Anuar sedang mengambil juadah.


Duit raya untuk anak-anak.

YB Anuar menyampaikan sumbangan kepada pemilik CC.

Bergambar kenangan bersama sedolor anak kampung Sg. Samak.

Perjumpaan rakan facebook sedolor anak Kg. Sungai Samak itu telah berjaya menarik ramai ahli-ahlinya serta penduduk di sekitar kampung tersebut.

Selain ucapan selamat hari raya disampaikan, para tetamu telah dijamu dengan pelbagai jenis juadah raya yang menyelerakan. Pihak YB Anuar sendiri turut mengambil kesempatan beramah mesra dengan para hadirin. Beliau juga turut menyampaikan sumbangan kepada pihak penganjur.

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