Posted: 26 Oct 2014 06:49 PM PDT
DAP 2014 Bintulu Declaration : TOWARDS EQUAL PARTNERS
On 16th September, 1963, four nations, namely Sarawak, Sabah, Federation of Malaya and Singapore, joined to form a nation called MALAYSIA. It was the intention of the founding fathers that all 4 are to be treated as equal partners in this new nation.
After 51 years, Sarawak is reduced to one of the 13 states in Malaysia and has become a colony of the powers that be in PUTRAJAYA.
When we agreed to form Malaysia, it was also our vision of a country where all are equal and free but the political patronage, corruption and cronyism in the system have impoverished the majority of the population with the State's wealth controlled in the hands of a few.
DAP aims to restore the EQUAL PARTNER status of Sarawak vis-à-vis the Federation of Malaya in Malaysia and to create an environment where the people of Sarawak will be EQUAL PARTNERS to each other by fairer and more equitable management and distribution of the State's wealth amongst all Sarawakians.
Given that the level of development in Sarawak is 20 years behind West Malaysia, DAP recognizes that more affirmative measures are required to give true meaning to the EQUAL PARTNER status.
The Bintulu Declaration is DAP's promise to the people of Sarawak and its call on the Government to implement the reforms and policies so as to achieve the "EQUAL PARTNERS" ideals.
EQUAL PARTNERS between Sarawak and West Malaysia
1. To call upon the Federal Government to respect the true spirit of the formation of Malaysia that Malaysia is a secular state where freedom of religion shall be upheld at all time.
2. To empower the Sarawak State Government with sufficient revenue for the planning and development of Sarawak to be at par with West Malaysia by:
(a) returning to Sarawak State Government 20% Oil and Gas Royalty as compensation in lieu of oil and gas rights; and
(b) returning to Sarawak State Government 50% of all tax revenue generated and collected in Sarawak.
3. To review the Ninth Schedule of the Federal Constitution to devolve powers of education and health care to Sarawak, as well as partially allowing Sarawak to have some autonomy over its own police force.
4. To create the position of Minister for Sarawak Affair who shall have the final decision on all Federal matters in relation to or affecting Sarawak.
5. To change the present judiciary system whereby the Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak shall be at par with the Chief Judge of Malaya, with his/her own autonomous power in budgetary and administrative matters in relation to the judiciary in Sabah and Sarawak.
EQUAL PARTNERS amongst all Sarawakians
1. To adhere to the principles of transparency, fairness and clean governance in government administration by:
(a) implementing open tenders for all government projects;
(b) implementing public bidding and open tender process for the sales and alienation of state lands to developers or plantation companies; and
(c) dividing logging licences into small areas of 500 – 1000 Hectares each and awarding these licences through public bidding or open tender process.
2. To ensure transparency and accountability in the Government administration to reduce corrupt practices and abuses by:
(a) introducing the Freedom of Information Ordinance to grant access of information to the public over all government decisions; and
(b) appointing the Opposition State Assembly member as the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for more intense and unbiased supervision of government agencies.
3. To implement a fair and equitable land policy for all by:
(a) guaranteeing the rights to renewal of land leases upon expiry;
(b) protecting the land rights of the natives of Sarawak through issuance of land titles to their Native Customary Right (NCR) land created based on their culture, traditional living and ADAT; and
(c) introducing the Land-to-the-Tiller policy whereby the state government shall grant the rural folks 20 – 30 acres of land per family and provide all financial assistance and expertise for them to cultivate their land.
4. To implement the "Home Ownership Scheme" by building sufficient good quality and reasonably priced 3-bedroom housing flats for the middle and low income earners and implement the "rent to own" policy.
5. To reform the public transport system by the government acquiring all public bus service companies in Kuching, Miri, Bintulu and Sibu and thereafter to improve its regularity and service with a view to provide free public bus services to the public in the first 5 years of its implementation.
6. To manage our natural environment and resources in a sustainable manner so as to ensure that our future generations would continue to benefit from it.
7. To adopt an inclusive and diverse education system that will meet the needs of our multi-cultural and multi-racial society by:
(a) funding the vernacular schools;
(b) reviving the mission schools with English as the medium of instruction;
(c) giving official recognition to certificates issued by Examination Boards which are of international standards; and
(d) awarding scholarship based on meritocracy and principles of social justice.
8. To restore local government elections to ensure accountability and better service of the local government to the people.
9. To set up a RM1 billion Dayak Endowment Fund to uplift the education level and commercial activities of the Dayak communities.
10. To put in place the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) to ensure a professional, clean and efficient police force to combat crimes and provide security to the people.
Posted: 26 Oct 2014 06:46 PM PDT
当我们共同成立马来西亚的时候，大家也向往创造一个全民平等和自由的国度。 但是，政治势力的支配及贪污与朋党的泛滥，严重侵蚀多数人民的利益，而州的财富只操控在一小撮人手 中。
（c）将伐木执照分为500 – 1000公顷小面积执照并以公开招标方式颁发。
（c）落实《耕者有其田》的目标，发放给乡村人民每户20 – 30 英亩地，并提供经济和技术上的援助，协助他们进行农耕活动。
Posted: 26 Oct 2014 12:23 PM PDT
17th DAP Sarawak Annual Convention 2014
The year 2014 has been a sad year for all of us DAP Sarawak for we have lost 2 great leaders, our National Chairman, Sdr Karpal Singh and our former State Chairman, Sdr Wong Ho Leng. Though they are no longer with us, but I believe the memory of them and their fighting spirit will remain with us forever and will continue to be our source of motivation and inspiration.
Since the present State Committee took office on 9-6-2013, it has been a very challenging time for us in the past 16 months. We have ventured out from our traditional grounds in the urban centres to the rural areas, a new political frontier for DAP Sarawak.
With the help of the Impian Sarawak team spearheaded by our national leaders, working hand in hand with our local Go-Rural committees, we have managed to make an impact in the rural area, providing a new alternative to the rural people. While in the past the opposition was accused of talk only no action, we now deliver minor rural projects for the rural people. While in the past only BN can provide minor rural projects, now we DAP can also deliver such projects.
Since the launch of Impian Sarawak in September, 2013, we have proven to some longhouses folks in Sri Aman, what BN Government estimated to be costing RM70,000 road pavement project, we did it with RM7,000. We have connected water supply to the doorsteps of the families in the kampongs in Bengoh, Pakan, Limbang, Bintulu where the BN Government has neglected them for decades. We helped build a house for an abused single-mother whom the BN government has turned its back on. We helped constructed jetty in Sg Rassau, Sibu. We have even constructed a 3 km road for cars to reach 2 kampongs in Mambong where previously there was only a footpath.
In fact, the Impian Sarawak Ubah brand name has struck such fear on the BN that in several occasions, projects requested by some kampongs and longhouses which have been neglected by the government for years were immediately carried out after our Impian Sarawak team paid its first visit to the kampong.
Besides carrying out these minor infrastructural projects, we also engaged in programs to uplift the earning capacity of the rural people. In Sri Aman, we gave oil palm seedlings to the NCR land owners whom the MPOB was directed by the Sarawak Government not to give. In Mas Gading, we taught the women, mushroom farming technics and handicraft work for them to earn extra income.
All these programs centre on one political message, what the BN can do, we can also do notwithstanding that we are in the opposition. Vote us in as the Government, we can do a lot better than the BN. This message has been continuously delivered to the rural folks through our regular publication and free distribution of Ubah Sarawak newsletter.
The 3 thrusts of our Impian Sarawak Go-Rural projects are namely, improving the living environment, uplifting the earning capacity and enhancing the political minds of the people in the rural area. These will continue so long as DAP is in Sarawak.
Political scenario in Sarawak has changed significantly since Adenan Satem replaced Taib as the Chief Minister of Sarawak on 28-2-2014. Some say that we have lost our punching bag because Adenan Satem is a more friendly and approachable person.
I beg to differ. It is not Taib that the people in Sarawak is against. It is the BN policy of cronyism, monopoly of State resources in the hands of few, the land grabs and corrupt practices and abuses that the people in Sarawak is against. These, Adenan has inherited from the previous administration.
Though Adenan Satem has made some statements that sounds good, eg. "not allowing his immediate family members to apply for state land and timber concession", he has failed to implement policy reforms in the system to fight corruption and cronyism in the system. Even his cabinet ministers are not singing the same tune as him.
As a result, if Adenan Satem truly wants to rid his administration of cronyism, corrupt practices and abuses, he is quite alone in BN, and he can only find friends in DAP.
As a responsible Opposition, if the Chief Minister does something bad, we criticise and oppose. But if a Chief Minister wishes to do good for the people, we not only support, but also will make constructive proposals and list out the reforms in policies that will help him clean up his administration and help to make Sarawak a better place to live.
The State Committee presents to the Convention for adoption and approval, The DAP 2014 Bintulu Declaration titled "TOWARDS EQUAL PARTNERS". This Declaration will list out the promises of DAP Sarawak to the people of Sarawak and at the same time, serves as our proposal to the Sarawak BN Government for reforms towards transparent, fair and clean governance and make Sarawak a better place to live.
It will not only restore the EQUAL PARTNERS relationship between Sarawak and West Malaysia as envisaged by the founding fathers of Malaysia, but will further create an environment where all Sarawakians are treated as EQUAL PARTNERS in our nation building.
Chong Chieng Jen
DAP Sarawak State Chairman
Posted: 26 Oct 2014 12:22 PM PDT
在我党中央领导的"砂拉越之梦"团队和本州的"进军乡区委员会"配合之下，我们开始在乡区建立起一些基础。 更重要的是，我们提供给乡区人民，一个全新的选择。 过去，国阵常常指责在野党"只会说，不会做"，现在，我们已为乡村人民落实了许多项的小型乡村发展工程。 过去只有国阵可以提供小型乡村发展工程，现在我们也做得到了。
自2013年9月我党开始"砂拉越之梦"的计划，我们以行动证明给斯里阿曼一些长屋居民看，国阵估计需要7万令吉的铺路工程，我们只以7千令吉就完成了。我们也替住在文莪区、Pakan、林梦和民都鲁的一些被国阵政府长期忽略的长屋和甘榜居民，把水管接到他们的家里。 我们协助一位被长期被欺凌而也被国阵政府遗弃的单亲妈妈，建一间简单的房子。在诗巫的Sg Rassau的长屋，我们协助修补他们损坏不堪的码头。我们甚至替曼旺区的两个甘榜把原本长达3公里的步行山路，扩建为可通车的石头路。
除了进行这些小型基建工程，我们也进行提示乡村居民的经济能力。在斯里阿曼，砂拉越州政府禁止马来西亚油棕局发油棕幼苗给那些没有地契的土著习俗地地主，我们则提供油棕幼苗给他们，让他们能够在他们的习俗地上种植油棕。 在Mas Gading，我们为许多妇女提供磨菇种植培训课程，也安排课程教导她们一些手工艺，使她们能够赚取一些的收入。
我党"砂拉越之梦"的这些工程和计划，带给乡村人民一个强有力的信息，那就是，国阵政府能做到的，虽然我们不是政府，我们也可以做到。 若给我们做一次政府的机会，我们肯定会比国阵做得更好。 我们透过定期出版及免费派发的"乌巴砂拉越"刊物，将这信息不断的传达给乡区的居民，进行政治思想教育工作。
我相信砂拉越人民抗拒的不是泰益本人，而是国阵的朋党作业、资源垄断、掠夺土地、贪污和滥权的政策。 这些不公平的政策，还是从前任首长的行政承传下来给阿德南。 虽然他个人发表了一些让人振奋的言论如，"不允许他的直系亲属申请政府地和伐木执照"，但是他还没有落实任何政策上的改革有系统性的打击贪污和朋党作业。 就连他的内阁成员，也没有公开支持他的言论和立场。 所以，要打击贪腐，阿德南只能在行动党，找到朋友。
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