Friday, February 5, 2016

Happy Chinese New Year To All

Wishing You 
A Happy Chinese  New Year, Gong Xi Fa Cai .

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Kali TiMah。。JohBoh。。UBAH

    Yesterday, the DAP Serian Branch launched the State Election Machinery for Kedup and Bukit Semuja. The launching ceremony was held at the Balai Raya of Kampong Sangai Empani and was attended by approximately 200 of the DAP Serian Branch members.

As the officiating guest of honour for the event, I am very encouraged by the turnout, especially given that yesterday is a working day. Not only were they present but their mood was high and enthusiastic.

In my address, I brought up 3 issues, namely:
1. The implementation of Goods & Services Tax (GST) which has made lives difficult for everyone. The coming Sarawak State Elections will be the first time the people can express their disapproval towards the Barisan National (BN) Government for the implementation of GST in April, 2015. In this coming State Elections, we must send a clear message to BN that the people oppose GST.

2. Under BN government, regardless whether the international oil price is up or down, ultimately the people suffers. When the oil price was high, the cronies of the BN government have a windfall and benefits from the high revenue generated while the people suffers from high inflation. However, when oil price is low, the people also suffers from inflation. This is the result of the BN policies favouring the cronies over the people.

3. In 2015, there was a total RM900 million allocated for Minor Rural Projects (MRP) fund. With such amount, every DUN constituency should get approximately RM15 million each. Given that there are about 100 kampong in Kedup constituency, each kampong (or every JKKK) in Kedup should get about RM150,000 for MRP fund in 2015.

However, this is not the case. Where has all the MRP fund gone to? That is the question everyone must ask their Ketua Kampong, BN ADUN and the minister.

When DAP brought up this question in DUN, Adenan refused to answer and tried to divert the issue by accusing the DAP of objecting against rural development.

Ultimately, despite whatever said by Adenan or Najib about how good BN is, people’s livelihood are seriously affected by the BN policies. Business activities are slowing down and the working class are finding their disposal income shrinking.

Therefore voters in Sarawak should seize this opportunity to strengthen the opposition and lay the foundation for change of government in the 14th General Elections.

Together with me are MP for Bukit Gelugor Ram Karpal, MP for Stampin Julian Tan and ADUN for Pending Violet Yong.

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


民主行动党西连支部于昨日下午3时,在西连的Kampong SangaiEmpani(山埃恩巴尼甘榜)正式启动其西连地区内两州选区,即,Bukit Semuja(武吉瑟姆查)和Kedup(格杜)的竞选机制,并获得该党支部约200名党员的热烈出席和支持。
他揶揄,马来西亚是石油出口国,但奇怪的是,国际油价上涨,人民辛苦,但国际油价下跌,人民也幸苦。 这都是国阵政府理财不当,贪污腐败所造成的怪象,当经济好的时候,朋党受惠享福,当经济不好的时候,人民来承担苦头,还消费税。
张氏说,国阵政府长期的贪污腐败造成国库空虚。因此,去年4月1日政府开始实施消费税,向所有的人民抽税,使原本就没有能力还税的贫穷人士,被逼也要还税。 最终害到人民生活幸苦,做生意的生意大跌,做工的薪金缩水,同样的工钱买不到同样的东西。
张健仁也提到,国阵砂州政府在去年(2015年)总共拨了9亿令吉的小型乡村计划发展金,大约一个州选区应得到1500万令吉。 西连格杜州选区内有大约100个甘榜,即,一个甘榜大约可得到15万令吉的小型乡村计划发展金。 事实却是,大家都没有在2015年内,一个甘榜得到15万令吉的小型乡村计划发展金。
“我们行动党的州议员在州议会质问国阵和阿德南,这么大的一笔小型乡村计划发展金,到底去了哪里?阿德南没有回答问题,却转移视线污蔑行动党反对乡村发展。 可见事有蹊跷。”
张氏强调,砂州天然资源丰富,如果政府没有只照顾朋党利益,砂拉越人民不会活得如此幸苦。 因此,大家必须加强在野党在州议会监督和制衡的力量。
结束前,全场出席者更高喊三声“Kali TiMah。。JohBoh。。UBAH”(毕达友语“就在今次了,一起来改变“)

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

DAP Kuching Chinese New Year Visit


DAP Kuching Chinese New Year Visit


时间/Time: 6.00pm

地点/Venue: 肯雅兰/Kenyalang

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Adenan bluff sarawakian again .Vote BN,Sarawak Autonomy will not be recovered

Adenan’s call for a bigger win for the BN in the coming State Elections for him to bargain for more autonomy is but an excuse to cover up his failure to obtain autonomy from the federal Government.
He is now using his failure to get true autonomy from the federal Government as a carrot to entice more votes for BN in the coming State Elections.
Sarawakians are no fools and we can see clearly from the following facts that Adenan’s call is only a bluff:
1. At present, in Parliament, BN has a total 134 MPs out of 222 MPs which is only 60.36%. On the other hand, in Sarawak DUN, BN has 54 out of 71 ADUNs which is 76.06%. Sarawak BN is already a lot stronger in DUN than the National BN in Parliament.
There is thus no reason for the Federal Government to reject any demand from the Sarawak Government on any of the autonomy powers on the ground that Sarawak BN is not strong enough.
2. In the demand for 20% oil and gas royalties, Adenan had 100% support in DUN. Yet he still fails to get the Federal Government to consent to the 20% oil and gas royalties. What number can be more than 100% support in DUN? Surely Adenan cannot have an electoral victory that will give Sarawak BN more than 100% win.
If even a 100% support in DUN cannot make the Federal BN Government give in to the demand of the Sarawak State Government, it is pointless for Adenan to ask for a bigger victory in Sarawak state election.
3. The key to more autonomy power for Sarawak lies not in the State elections but the 25 Sarawak BN MPs in Parliament.
The issue of negotiating for more State autonomy is all about the devolution of power by the Federal Government to the State Government. It is a matter of whether the Federal Government is willing to devolve these powers. If it is not willing, then it is a matter of how the State Government force the issue. 

If Adenan is true in wanting to get more autonomy for Sarawak, he has the leverage in the Sarawak’s 25 BN MPs in Parliament. If and only if these 25 Sarawak BN MPs withdraw their support for the National BN, the National BN will only have 109 MPs which will make Najib’s administration a minority government.

As a minority government, it will then be up to Adenan to detect the terms with the Federal government, not to beg and plea with Najib.

However, if these 25 Sarawak BN MPs remain in BN, then they are still bound by Najib and given the stand of UMNO BN (as shown in the royalty issue), there is no hope for more autonomous power for Sarawak.

I urge Adenan not to treat Sarawkians as if we are all ignorant about politics. Anyone with the slightest knowledge of the current political scenario and the workings of a federation system will know that his statement is nothing but a bluff.
If Adenan wants to dangle a carrot for the Sarawak voters to vote BN in the coming State elections, make sure it is a true carrot, and not a fake carrot.
The rejection by the Federal Government of the 20% oil and gas royalties demand has clearly shown that there is no political will on the part of the BN to give Sarawak more autonomy.
Therefore, to effectively fight for more autonomy, Sarawak BN must withdraw from BN and Adenan must direct his 25 BN MPs to withdraw their support for Najib’s administration. Otherwise, all negotiations and talks about autonomy will come to nothing and suffers the same fate as the 20% oil and gas royalties demand.

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





1. 目前,国会的222个国会议员,国阵只占有134位,是60.36%,而砂州的71位州议员当中,国阵就占有54位,是76.06%。 砂国阵在砂州议会的实力远远超过国阵在国会的实力。 因此,联邦政府没有理由以砂国阵实力不够来拒绝砂州政府主权的要求。

2. 在20%石油天然气开采税方面,阿德南已得到砂州议会100%的支持。 但,他还是无法向联邦政府争取到20%的开采税。 又有什么会比100%的支持率更高? 肯定的,没有人能在任何选举中赢得超过100%的支持率。


3. 要中央政府下放权力,归还自主权给砂州,关键在于联邦政府和国会,不在于砂州选举,因为它取决于联邦政府是否愿意下放权力。 因此,砂州主权的争取,关键在于联邦政府和那25位砂州国阵的国会议员。
如果阿德南真的有诚意要积极为砂州争取自主权,他应善于利用砂州这25位国阵国会议员的优势。 这25位砂州国阵国会议员一旦不支持全国国阵,全国国阵只有109位国会议员,纳吉的政府就立刻变成少数政府。 到时,是阿德南主导谈判,而不是好像目前般的向联邦祈求下放主权。


张健仁说,以上三点足以证明,阿德南以“自主权”来威逼利诱砂州选民的伎俩,根本就是一个骗局。 任何对目前政治局势和联邦制稍微有认知的人士都知道,争取主权的关键,不在于砂州选举成绩,而是取决于全国国阵的局势和决定。

“过去国阵以‘发展牌’诱逼选民支持国阵,讲什么没有支持国阵就没有发展。 现在这‘发展牌’在城市地区已经行不通了,所以阿德南拿出新的‘自主牌’来迷惑砂州选民。”

张氏希望阿德南不要以为砂州人民都是政治无知。 要玩“摇晃胡萝卜”的伎俩,至少拿一个真的胡萝卜,而不是拿一个假的胡萝卜来迷惑选民。 事实摆在眼前,联邦政府拒绝砂州政府20%开采税的要求,这已很明显的告诉砂州人民,联邦政府根本就没有意愿要下放自主权给砂州政府。

“因此,阿德南若要真的为砂州争取更大的自主权,砂国阵就必须退出全国国阵,而阿德南也必须指示他的25位国阵的国会议员,收回他们对纳吉政府的支持。 不然,任何自主权的谈判,最终也只会像20%开采税一样,一拖再拖,选后就不了了之。”

Monday, February 1, 2016

Ubah Machine Tour –Miri

Date: 1/2/2016


Venue: R Teh Kopitiam 
(Beside Sin Soon Chin Restaurant )