Friday, March 27, 2015

S'wak DAP quits Pakatan

DAP Sarawak regrets that PAS has deviated from the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) common policy framework by pursuing the implementation of hudud law in Malaysia.
The passing of the hudud law in Kelantan and the attempted tabling of a Private Member’s Bill in Parliament by PAS President for the implementation of hudud law are not only violation of the Malaysia Agreement and the Federal Constitution, but will ultimately undermine the existence of Malaysia as a country.
In 1963, Sarawak joined to form Malaysia on the fundamental understanding that Malaysia was and will continue to be a secular country. Till this day, Sarawak has no official religion.
The political game played between UMNO and PAS in the Kelantan hudud law episode has shown clearly that Sarawak is no place for the politics of both UMNO and PAS. Such irresponsible political maneuvering by PAS and UMNO will not only lead to the break-up of PR but may also break up Barisan Nasional (BN). It is a blatant disregard of the Treatise in the formation of Malaysia in 1963 and thus may ultimately lead to the break-up of Malaysia as a nation.
If both PAS and UMNO were to persist in pursuing the implementation of hudud law in Malaysia or any State in Malaysia, this will add fuel to the secession sentiment in Sarawak for the simple reason that in 1963, Sarawak did not join to form a nation which implement hudud law.
Therefore, so long as the implementation of hudud law remains the political agenda and aim of PAS, DAP Sarawak can no longer work with PAS as a political party in Sarawak.
As such, with PAS remaining as a component party of PR Sarawak, DAP Sarawak has today resolved and made the painful decision to quit from PR Sarawak.

Let it be known that this resolution of DAP Sarawak is a unanimous decision of the Sarawak DAP State Committee and that under the DAP party structure, Sarawak DAP has the autonomy to make such decision. We believe our decision today is also the wishes of the large majority of the people in Sarawak.
DAP Sarawak has also resolved as follows:
1. We call on Najib not to delay in making his stand and UMNO’s stand on the implementation of hudud law in Malaysia or any state in Malaysia given that 12 UMNO Kelantan State Assemblymen have openly supported the passing of hudud law in Kelantan State Assembly.
2. While Najib remains indecisive and silent on his and UMNO’s stand on this issue, we call upon all political parties which support secularism in Malaysia and the fundamental principles of the Federal Constitution to explore the possibility of a coalition government to replace the existing Barisan Nasional which is dictated by UMNO.
3. Hudud law is not the one and only issue in the Country. More energy and attention should be channelled to address the economic plights of the people resulting from the implementation of GST, escalating costs of living, depreciating Ringgit and economic slowdown, the rampant corruption in government administration, increasing criminal activities and the deteriorating standard of education.


27-3-2015
DAP Sarawak State Committee

砂州民主行动党退出砂州民联

对于伊斯兰党违反民联共同政纲,一意孤行的欲在马来西亚实行伊斯兰刑事法的行为,民主行动党深表遗憾。
伊刑法在吉兰丹州议会的通过以及伊党主席欲在国会提呈议员私人法案寻求通过落实伊刑法的举动,不止违背了马来西亚合约和联邦宪法,最终也将动摇马来西亚一个国体的存在。
砂拉越于1963年与沙巴、马来亚和新加坡联合成立马来西亚的建国基础是,马来西亚是一个世俗国。直到今日,砂拉越还是没有一个官方宗教。
巫统和伊斯兰党在吉兰丹伊刑法事件所玩的政治游戏很明显的证明,巫统和伊斯兰党的政治,不适于砂拉越这个州属。 巫统和伊党如此的不负责任的继续玩弄伊刑法的课题,不止会分裂民联,也可能分裂国阵。 更甚的是,实行伊刑法的建议,完全违背马来西亚的建国契约。 因此,巫统和伊斯兰党的继续玩弄着课题,最终,极可能也将分裂马来西亚这个国家。
如果伊党和巫统再继续的坚持欲在马来西亚实行伊刑法,它将加剧砂拉越脱离马来西亚的情绪,因为,当年,砂拉越联合成立马来西亚时,砂拉越并没有同意成立一个实行伊刑法的马来西亚。
有鉴于此,只要伊斯兰党的政治斗争和目标仍旧是欲在马来西亚实行伊刑法,砂州民主行动党将无法与伊斯兰党在砂州共事。
因此,既然伊斯兰党现今仍旧是砂州民联的一个成员党之一,砂州民主行动党今日议决退出砂州民联。
在此,我要强调的是,今日砂州行动党的议决案,是全体一致的,以及,在行动党的党结构下,砂州行动党有自主权做出如此的决定。 我们坚信,我们今日的决定,也是大部分砂拉越人民的意愿。
除此之外,行动党砂州委员会今日也议决如下:
1. 我们呼吁首相纳吉,停止卖弄玄虚而不表态他及巫统对于在马来西亚落实伊刑法的立场,尤其是,12位巫统吉兰丹的州议员在吉兰丹州议会公开支持通过伊刑法。
2. 既然纳吉仍旧犹豫不决并保持沉默,拒绝表态是否支持在马来西亚实行伊刑法,我们呼吁所有捍卫马来西亚为世俗国及联邦宪法基本原则的政党,认真考虑合组一个既非国阵,也非民联的新联盟政府,取代由巫统控制的国阵。
3. 我们应该认清,伊刑法并非国家唯一的课题。 大家应该把精力专注在如何解决目前国家和人民所面对的重要课题,如,消费税、日益增加的生活费、马币疲软和经济滑落所带来的经济问题,政府行政的泛滥贪污,日益增加的犯罪活动及不断滑落的国家教育水平。
27-3-2015
民主行动党砂州委员会

Friday, March 20, 2015

伊斯兰党的“背后插刀”在吉兰丹提呈伊刑法,砂民联的破裂已成为无可避免的现实

有鉴于伊斯兰党的“背后插刀”在吉兰丹提呈伊刑法,砂民联的破裂已成为无可避免的现实。
我将在近期召开砂州委员会,做出最后的决定,即,砂行动党是否退出民联。
以目前伊党的立场和路线,砂民联的破裂似乎在所难免。 但是,这是自我于2013年接掌砂州行动党主席之职后,所将做出的最重要的一个决定。 因此,我不能个人做出宣布,必须得到全体州委的通过,才可做出进一步的宣布。
原则上,是伊党违背民联协议,应该是由伊党推出民联。 但是,民联3党目前只有行动党坚持针对施行伊刑法的强烈抗议,在其他友党还没有做出任何表态的情况下,行动党唯有退出此联盟。
无论如何,人民可以看清的一个事实: 吉兰丹伊刑法的通过,也是得到巫统的全力支持,而巫统则是国阵的主干政党。 这是伊党和巫统的合作下所一起通过的法律。
行动党反对施行伊刑法的立场,一贯始终,从来没有改变。
更重要的是,国阵内的“非巫统”政党,也应该强烈和明确的表明反对施行伊刑法的立场,不论是伊斯兰党的或是巫统的伊刑法。
当年砂拉越和沙巴、马来亚及新加坡联合成立马来西亚,其中一个条件就是马来西亚是世俗国。 这也是为什么砂拉越没有官方宗教。 因此,伊党和巫统318的联手通过伊刑法,已违背了马来西亚建国的协议。
因此,我呼吁,砂拉越所有的政党,基于我们建国契约,大力谴责伊党和巫统这两个政党,在破坏马来西亚的建国基石。

DAP Sarawak will have no choice but to consider taking the final step to leave Pakatan Rakyat.

In light of the “back-stabbing” by PAS in the tabling of the hudud bill in Kelantan, it is now either PAS or DAP in Pakatan Rakyat Sarawak. Given the said betrayal, DAP Sarawak will have no choice but to consider taking the final step to leave Pakatan Rakyat.
As of now, I see no other option but the break of PR Sarawak.
However, as this is the most important decision to be made since I took helm of the State Committee in June 2013, I shall convene a DAP Sarawak State Committee meeting to decide on the matter and get endorsement from the full committee soon.
Meanwhile, it is to be noted that the Kelantan Hudud amendment bill was fully supported by UMNO, which is the backbone of Barisan Nasional. It is a collaboration of both PAS and UMNO in pushing through this hudud law.
There is no question that DAP shall take a strong stand against the implementation of hudud law in Malaysia. More importantly, all the non-UMNO parties in BN must also make their stand loud and clear, not only to PAS but also to UMNO.
When Sarawak join with Sabah, Federation of Malaya and Singapore to form Malaysia, it is a condition that Malaysia shall remain a secular State. This is especially so as there is till this day no official religion for Sarawak.
The move by PAS, supported by UMNO, has undermined the formation of Malaysia.
Therefore, I call upon all political parties in Sarawak to condemn the passing of the hudud law and any attempt by any person or political party to undermine the secular status of Malaysia, be it by PAS or UMNO.

20/3/2015
Chong Chieng Jen
Member of Parliament for Bandar Kuching
ADUN Kota Sentosa

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Motion to protect rights of 200 Orang Asal families submitted

The Sarawak Government must stop the policy of giving land away cheaply to its cronies while the people receive nothing in terms of compensation.


KUALA LUMPUR: Bandar Kuching MP Chong Chieng Jen on Tuesday submitted to the Speaker a motion under standing order 18 (1) to ask Parliament to give immediate consideration for the protection of the human rights and welfare of over 200 Orang Asal families in Bintulu “to avoid any serious conflict and fighting”.
One hundred and ten families in the Sebatang area, Tg. Kidurong road, Bintulu have been given until Wednesday to vacate the land or their houses will be demolished.
A company, which has been given the land by the Sarawak Government, has been seen going around the affected homes . “The affected folks said that it’s not that they do not want to move but they really do not have a place to move to,” said Chong.
A High Court Judge has set April 21, 2015 to hear the case of another 91 families in the same area who are defendants. The defendants had been brought up to the Bintulu High court to vacate the land Lot 3113, Kemena Land District where they had been staying for decades.
The second group of affected families are being represented by Padungan MP Wong King Wei.
Kidurong Assemblyman Chiew Chin Sing called on the government to step in and “allocate a place for the over 200 families to move to and resolve the situation amicably before it is too late”.
He said that it was ironical that the Sarawak Government should sell the 200-acre property for RM27.8 million in 2012 to a private company while the Orang Asal who had been staying there for decades received nothing and had to leave.
“The premium for the 200 acre land is RM27.8 million or RM139,000 an acre while the value of the land there is easily ten times that,” he said. “It is high time the Sarawak Government stop the policy of giving land cheaply to its cronies while the people continue to be neglected by it.”

on freemalaysiatoday (17/3/2015)

Saturday, March 14, 2015

张健仁抨击阿邦佐 消费税言论混淆人民

(本报古晋13日讯)行动党国州议员张健仁抨击砂房屋部长拿督阿玛阿邦佐哈里和砂房屋助理部长拿督阿都卡林在“消费税导致房屋涨价与否”一事,发表不同的言论,令人民感到混淆!
他吁请州内阁部长在发表任何言论之前,都必须清楚了解整体情况。
身兼古晋区国会议员及哥打圣淘沙区州议员的张健仁于今日召开新闻发布会时,发表是项谈话。

他披露,阿邦佐哈里于2014年10月13日发表“消费税实施将促使房价下跌,除非我的数学很差”,并说明消费税只有征收6%税务,销售税则是征收10%,因此房价必然会因着消费税而降低。
他继称,但是阿都卡林于2015年3月7日则表示“消费税将导致房屋价格调涨3%至4%。”

他声称,房屋部长和房屋助理部长发表不同的言论,令人民感到混淆,是非常不妥当的做法。
他认为,部长应该了解实际情况之后,才发表言论。
与此同时,他表示,个人认为阿都卡林的言论比较正确,原因是建筑材料目前并没有被征收10%销售税,然而从今年4月开始必须被征收6%消费税,因此房屋建筑成本会提高,房价也会调涨。

取自诗华日报(14/3/2015)
           

行动党动议 “达雅”字眼取代“土著”

(本报古晋13日讯)砂行动党将于来临的砂州立法议会提呈一项动议,要求州政府以“达雅”字眼取代官方表格内种族栏的“土著”(Bumiputera)或“其他”(Lain-lain)。
该党欢迎国阵州议员同样提出类似的动议,或是“骑劫”该党的这项动议。

该党国州议员张健仁于今日召开新闻发布会时,如是披露。
他表示,本身以古晋区国会议员身份日前在国会中提问中央政府在此课题的立场,获得首相署部长拿督约瑟恩都鲁的回答。
他指出,约瑟恩都鲁声称东马少数土著技术委员会已被政府委派进行探讨工作,收集达雅民族的意见,于2015年2月份在诗巫、美里和古晋,跟达雅非政府组织进行对话交流,大部分认同应以“达雅”字眼取代官方表格内种族栏的“其他”(Lain-lain)。
为达雅同胞争取权益
“部长表示,有关委员会已在2015年3月5日提呈相关建议予中央内阁,寻求政府的批准。”
他要求中央政府尽快给予批准,不要耗时良久来处理此课题,毕竟这是达雅族群的意愿。
与此同时,也是哥打圣淘沙区州议员的张健仁披露,该党将于来临的砂州立法议会提呈一项动议,要求州政府统一以“达雅”字眼取代官方表格内种族栏的“土著”(Bumiputera)或“其他”(Lain-lain)。
他呼吁所有朝野州议员都支持这项动议,为达雅同胞争取权益。
他笑称,国阵州议员也可提呈类似的动议,或是“骑劫”该党的这项动议,该党无任欢迎。
取自诗华日报(14/3/2015)