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Chong Chieng Jen's Blog

"UBAH" Chinese New Year AngPau

Posted: 19 Jan 2016 10:42 PM PST

" UBAH " Chinese New Year AngPau 
Year of Monkey Red Packets.
6 designs in 1 pack for RM5 
 during office hour.

一套共6张 ,一套价钱为Rm5

Adenan Satem is reducing himself to gutter politics by making baseless accusation that the Opposition is scoffing the fight for autonomy. Such accusation by Adenan is merely to try to cover up his failure in getting the Federal BN to agree to more autonomy for Sarawak.

Posted: 19 Jan 2016 09:49 PM PST

Adenan Satem is reducing himself to gutter politics by making baseless accusation that the Opposition is scoffing the fight for autonomy.  Such accusation by Adenan is merely to try to cover up his failure in getting the Federal BN to agree to more autonomy for Sarawak.

To the contrary of the accusation of Adenan, it is the Sarawak DAP who has initiated and set the agenda for the autonomy movement when we launched our "2014 Bintulu Declaration – Towards Equal Partners".
Amongst the things that we mentioned in the Bintulu Declaration are State autonomy in Education, Health, Internal security and Taxation.   

The most important aspect of the autonomy is the autonomy in Taxation where we advocates for 20% oil and gas royalties and 50% of all taxes collected in Sarawak to be returned to the State Government.

Despite being the State Government of the day, and having the full support of the Opposition in Dewan Undangan Negeri, the State Government has, thus far, failed to get the Federal Government to agree to the increase of oil and gas royalties from the existing 5% to 20%.

Adenan has totally failed to capitalise on the Sarawak BN's "king-maker" position in National BN.  At present, there are a total 222 Members of Parliament in Dewan Rakyat, out of which, BN holds 134 seats.  Of the 134 BN MPs, Sarawak BN holds 25. 

Without the 25 Sarawak BN MPs, BN will only have 109 MPs (without taking into consideration the possibility of 22 Sabah BN MPs following suit by withdrawing from National BN).  The National BN will become a minority Government if Sarawak BN pulls out from the National BN.

Yet, with such king-maker position, Adenan and the Sarawak Government have failed to secure the 20% oil and gas royalties from the Federal Government.

The increase of 5% to 20% oil and gas royalties does not involve any change in the Federal Constitution.  It only needs a cabinet decision to carry out this increase of royalty.  Therefore, Adenan's excuse about needing more time to look into the legal and constitutional aspects of the autonomy sought is totally not applicable in the issue of oil and gas royalties.

Negotiation has gone on between the State Government with the Federal Government for more than 18 months, yet such a simple administrative decision cannot be carried out. 

This exposes the lack of political will determination on the part of the State BN on this issue.  And Adenan cannot do anything about it except to baselessly put the blame on the Opposition to distract the issue.

Chong Chieng Jen
MP for Bandar Kuching & ADUN for Kota Sentosa
DAP Sarawak Chairman

Chong: Now good time to ask for more oil, gas royalty

Posted: 19 Jan 2016 05:14 PM PST

KUCHING: State DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen claims that Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem
has failed in the bid to request for an increase in oil and gas royalty from five per cent to 20 per cent from the federal
He said the justification of falling world oil price, which had delayed the so-called negotiations with the federal
government, was merely an excuse by Adenan whom he said had failed to carry out the motion passed by the State
Legislative Assembly to obtain the 20 per cent oil and gas royalty.
He also said as long as the state Barisan Nasional (BN) was part of the federal BN, it (state BN) would continue to be marginalised by the federal side.
"How long does Adenan think that Sarawakians can continue to be fooled by the discrimination and marginalisation policies of the BN?" Chong told a press conference at the state DAP headquarters here yesterday.
He said the state BN should quit from the federal BN and exert its position as a 'king maker'.
Chong said with the huge drop in oil price, this would be the best opportunity to get the 20 per cent royalty.
"With the international oil price now at US$28 per barrel, there is no better time for Sarawak to get the 20 per cent gas royalty because from the federal government's point of view, an increase of five to 20 per cent royalty is not a huge reduction to the national coffer if the oil price is US$100 per barrel," he added.
The federal government had also received a windfall through the Goods and Services Tax (GST) which he said was more than enough to compensate the 15 per cent reduction in oil and gas royalty.
From Sarawak's point of view, the low oil price was an opportunity to request for the royalty increase.
"This is because with oil prices having dropped 30 per cent from its highest point, the five per cent royalty collection is barely one third of the amount of royalty collection (recorded) during the heyday of high oil price," he added.
-- theborneopost January 20, 2016, Wednesday

吁首长坦白 争取20%开采税已失败

Posted: 19 Jan 2016 05:11 PM PST

《转载自 诗华日报》


JKKK seeks apology over allegations

Posted: 19 Jan 2016 05:09 PM PST

Patrick (left) shows a letter which bears the village headman's consent to conduct the Impian Sarawak Medical Camp. Also seen are (from second left) Edward, Chong and other committee members Pius Luwi and Mark Mado.
KUCHING: The Village Safety and Development Committee (JKKK) of Kampung Mentung Merau, Serian is seeking an apology from Augustine Bareng Jengka who has shouted abuse and made unfounded allegations against their committee members during a meeting on Jan 11.
The meeting said a JKKK member Patrick Ahon was called by Augustine (a contract officer at the State Security Office) for their role in assisting the DAP's Impian Sarawak Medical Camp in the village on Jan 7.
"In the meeting, I and the other coordinators were openly and rudely scolded for allowing the medical camp to be held in the village. Words like 'kurang biradat' (lack of manners) and 'Kai hormat' (no respect) and for bringing unwelcomed visitors to the village and others were labeled on us," said Patrick whose statement was read by DAP Serian branch chairman Edward Luak at the DAP headquarters here yesterday.
Besides hurling abuse at the committee members, Augustine also alleged that the camp could be bringing bogus doctors whose treatments might endanger the lives of the people.
The medical camp, he said, provided free medical and dental treatment and services to the rural people and was only meant for residents of Kampung Mentung Merau and the surrounding villages.
The village headman, Stephen Juwe, was also informed and had in fact given his consent for the camp to be held in the village, which involved three medical doctors and three dentists.
"More than 160 individuals sought medical and dental treatments as consultations, treatments and medicines were dispensed free of charge," he added.
Meanwhile, DAP state chairman Chong Chieng Jen said he was appalled by Augustine's action, saying it was ridiculous to scold anyone especially those from the rural areas from getting free medical and dental services.
Augustine's action also contradicted what Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem had said, which was to look into the plight of the rural folk.
"Developments are not only about money and infrastructure. It is also about education and health," said Chong, who is also Bandar Kuching MP and Kota Sentosa assemblyman.
He also gave the assurance that doctors and dentists participating in DAP's Impian Sarawak Medical Camp were qualified doctors, many of whom were specialists in their fields.
Dental service was essential to the rural folk as most of them would find it a burden to travel all the way to the nearest town to seek treatment.
-- theborneopost January 20, 2016, Wednesday

煽动人民情绪达目的 地缘性政治分化人民

Posted: 19 Jan 2016 05:06 PM PST

《转载自 诗华日报》