Posted: 19 May 2013 05:42 PM PDT
1. Even though the dialogue is called "Dialog bersama Penduduk: Kajian Penilaian Impak Alam Sekitar Terperinci (DEIA) bagi Cadangan Pembangunan Loji Penapisan Minyak dan Petrokimia di Pengerang, Johor", the presentation of the consultants are all on the social economic survey and zero on the assessment of impact on environment.
2. There are at least 10,000 residents in the affected areas. The survey only involved 150 residents. Does the conclusion of the survey really reflect the views and thoughts of the residents of Pengerang?
3. The conclusion of the so-called social economic survey is 68% of the respondents support the project. However, the Environment Impact Assessment report is yet to be published. In other words, the residents, especially those participated in the survey, are not informed of the real impact of the project towards their hometown and life. We can't rule out the possibility that they will change their answer after being informed of the outcome of EIA report. As such, it is too early and actually misleading to conclude that "68% of the respondents supports the project".
4. The survey showed that: -
a) more than 90% of the respondents are of the views that the basic infrastructure of their areas will be improved (pembaikan kemudahan asas)
b) more than 90% of the respondents feel that there will be an increase of theiproperty value (peningkatan nilai hartanah)
c) close to 80% of the respondents feel that there will be job opportunities to the local people (peluang pekerjaan kepada penduduk tempatan)(More......)
Posted: 19 May 2013 05:41 PM PDT
The prosecution of Nik Nazmi and investigation of Adam Adli under the Sedition Act show that BN is not able to turn over a new leaf after its dismal showing in GE13.
For the first time in Malaysian history, Barisan National lost 89 parliamentary seats to Pakatan Rakyat, and BN received only 47% of the popular vote compared to PR's 51%.
However, it is obvious that BN has failed to learn any lessons from their poor performance in the popularity stakes. Instead, it is now using Sedition Act to oppress PR leaders and pro-PR activists.
PM Najib Razak said in July last year that the Sedition Act represented a bygone era and would be replaced with a new law to prevent incitement of religious or racial hatred. However, 10 months after his statement, not only Najib has yet to repeal the repressive law, but he has spectacularly failed to uphold his pledge to protect civil liberties.
Why are only PR leaders and anti-government activists subject to the investigation and charges under the Sedition Act? Why is Utusan Malaysia not being charged for its "Apa Cina Mau Lagi?" headline? Why is the Home Affairs Minister not investigated for his "leave Malaysia" comment? Are BN leaders and their proxies above the law and immune to prosecution?
We urge the police to release Adam Adli immediately, stop harassing PR leaders and pro-PR activists, and start investigating Utusan Malaysia dan Datuk Zahid Hamidi under the Sedition Act immediately. Failing that, the new IGP Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar will be seen as a tool of BN to persecute its opponents.(More......)
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