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火箭深耕砂貧困區揭發‧學校缺水每6人用後才沖廁

Posted: 03 Jul 2015 08:41 PM PDT

转载自《  光明日報》 :

(吉隆坡訊)民主行動黨宣傳秘書潘儉偉說,該黨推介的"砂拉越之夢"(Impian Sarawak)深入砂州貧困地區後,發現有數所位於偏遠地區的學校竟然長期缺乏水供,以致影響學生的健康,還有學校甚至要學生跟村民共用水供,每6個人才可沖廁一次,以節省用水。
他指出,其中一所是老越縣弄蘇甘國小,該校新校舍原本必須在2013年完工,但早在2009年因政府撥款的經費不足,承包商就半途停工。
"學生不但缺乏水供,也只能在臨時建築裡上課,宿舍也變成學校,而新校舍則早已被荒廢。"
潘儉偉也是八打靈再也北區國會議員,他週五召開記者會說,由於該校向有關單位求助逾年申請水供都沒有下文,所以該黨於6月為學校展開了水供計劃。
"事後也有兩所學校主動聯繫我們,表示他們的學校也是面對同樣問題。"
他提到,弄魯賓國小同樣缺乏水供,並且學生要和村民共用水供。
"那時,我們看到保安負責看管學生上廁所,每6個人才可以沖廁一次。洗手的話,則會把用過的水拿桶裝起來,循環再使用,以節省用水。"
他表示不解,為何一個國家連提供基本設施給一所學校也做不到,還要影響學生。
"砂拉越之夢"發動每人捐50運動
潘儉偉(右)和張健仁呼吁熱心人士每人捐50令吉,以改變砂拉越。
他透露,"砂拉越之夢"在當地和沙巴已完成15個水供計劃,他們也提供不同援助,包括鋪路、建設其他設施、醫療和教育等,接下來的目標是為數所缺乏水供的學校提供協助,且需要籌集50萬令吉的資金。
對此,他宣布"砂拉越之夢"將發動一人捐50令吉籌款運動,希望熱心人士協助提升砂拉越鄉村地區和貧困農民的福祉和基本設施。
有意捐款者,可轉賬至"Impian Malaysia",戶頭號碼是514196659143(MAYBANK)。任何有意瞭解"砂拉越之夢"的人士,可以到http://impiansarawak/com查看。
火箭:砂藍眼表明立場後才合作
民主行動黨砂州聯委會主席兼古晉區國會議員張健仁強調,該黨的立場清晰,即不和任何與伊斯蘭黨有關的組織合作,因此只要砂拉越州人民公正黨不表明立場是否和伊斯蘭黨斷交,該黨絕不和公正黨合作。
他在記者會上被詢及有關砂州公正黨指責該州行動黨不合作一事時,這麼回應。
他認為,整件事情是因伊斯蘭黨而鬧出風波,之後行動黨領袖宣布斷交消息後,如今球是在砂州公正黨的腳下,就視乎到底要與伊斯蘭黨絕交還是繼續結盟。

Authorities’ resistance disrupting DAP’s bid to aid connectivity in Sarawak outskirts

Posted: 02 Jul 2015 08:55 PM PDT

DAP's project to help Sarawakian communities in need of basic infrastructure aids has begun drawing resistance from authorities in the state, disrupting the ambitious Impian Sarawak programme which the party believes has been successful since it was launched two years ago.
Recently, their attempts to build a gravity feed to enable water access to a remote school in Lawas was met with objection from the district's education department officials.
But thanks to the persistence of the head of the school's parents and teachers association (PTA), Impian Sarawak saw the project through after the former wrote in to education department officials demanding they undertake the project if they do not want Impian Sarawak to be involved.
SK Long Sukang did not have water connectivity ever since a small landslide halted its construction, forcing students to study in makeshift classes in the boarding building.
The rebuilding of the school, highlighted in the Auditor General's report in 2012, was supposed to be completed in 2013, but remains abandoned until today.
With ten volunteers, Impian Sarawak managed to ensure water connectivity for the school at the cost of RM40,000, only to find that there are two other schools within the vicinity of Sarawak's interiors suffering from similar problems.
"We started Impian Sarawak in September 2013, and to date, we had more than 240 volunteers, and we have helped more than 900 families," said Tony Pua, DAP's national publicity secretary and one of the project's main proponents.
They have undertaken 15 water projects, at least two completed road projects, and also built jetties, and bridges to connect many villages which are cut off from the rest of Sarawak due to their locations.
Similarly, an attempt to hold a medical camp in a church in Betong also met with resistance from a longhouse chief there, who asked the church not to play host to the medical camp.
But Impian Sarawak is going ahead with the relocated medical camp in Betong.
"We are not saying that only we must be doing these things. If the government and authorities want to do this, they can go ahead. All we want is for the people of Sarawak to get these amenities," Pua said at a press conference at DAP headquarters today.
Impian Sarawak, along with Impian Sabah, is a community project meant to realise Pakatan Rakyat's foray into the Sabah and Sarawak heartlands, which are often seen as strong Barisan Nasional strongholds.
The project started two years ago, and is now expanding further ahead of Sarawak's state elections due in 2016.
This includes education and learning camps for the students, as the project diversifies into health and education, apart from infrastructure building.
The project has at least 10 other projects lined up in next few months towards the end of 2015, and is now asking for funds from the public to help undertake the many initiatives in the pipeline.
This includes attempting to build a 8km-long gravity feed for another remote school in Lawas, which has not had water for the past 10 years.
The project needs funds up to RM500,000 to complete these upcoming projects, and is urging the people to make a RM50 donation, calling it a donation to "Ubah Sarawak".
Those interested can donate to Impian Malaysia/s Maybank account number at 514196659143.
On themalaysianinsider  July 3, 2015.

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