Wednesday, April 9, 2014

党政不分霸占公共设施致使荒废,吴惠谦呼政治远离公共设施‏

国大党旗帜飘扬和招牌安装在民众会堂之上,仿佛在宣示主权

续去年505大选马华惨败红土坎国会和实兆远州议席后拒绝缴还数个公共篮球场电费后,前几天刚出炉的总稽查司对曼绒县的稽查报告也揭露,位于双溪万宜耗资公币2万令吉兴建的马尼卡瓦沙甘花园的藤球场在建成后也被空置。

实兆远州议员拿督倪可汉的特别助理吴惠谦今天到实地巡查时发现,有关藤球场实际是建造在民众会堂的范围之内。不过值得令人注意到是,双溪万宜国大党支部的牌匾高挂在入口处,残旧的国大党旗帜也在空中飘扬。在昨天报章上刊登的总稽查司在2013年11月11日所拍摄的藤球场照片,也可清楚看到国阵旗帜高挂在民众会堂。

吴惠谦今日炮轰执政党把魔爪伸向公共设施,以一只有形的手尝试控制公共场所。他批评这种党政不分的做法,最终的受害者是要使用公共场所运动的人民。吴氏举例,去年505大选后,甘文阁新村篮球场的电源马上被切断,经过查证后才被揭发有关篮球场的电表其实是登记在马华党员名字之下,并拖欠了4千多令吉,电源会被切断的原因完全是因为马华败选而实行政治报复。虽然过后由倪可汉跟国能和曼绒市议会协商达致双赢效果让市议会接管有关篮球场,但苦了三个月无法在晚上打篮球的新村孩子。

吴惠谦希望双溪万宜国大党支部和国阵可以吸取以上的教训,在全国交出管理公共设施的权利,让全国的公共设施如民众会堂、篮球场、藤球场等可以让人民善用,让政治远离公共设施,以免类似政治报复时时刻刻上演。

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

#PrayForMH370 @ Wisma DAP Pantai Remis



#PrayForMH370

马航MH370失踪一个月后还是音讯全无,全马人民心系班机上239名乘客和机组人员。

为了响应行动党号召在全国各地举办烛光祈福大会,木威区行动党在班台区州议员黄渼沄率领下今日也配合马航370一个月前在凌晨0时41分从吉隆坡国际机场飞往北京的时间,于凌晨12时在班台行动党服务中心举办一场祈福会。这项祈福大会吸引了来自曼绒县各地约50位民众积极出席,他们点燃烛光以各自的宗教信仰为MH370班机祈福。

民众自动自发点燃蜡烛为MH370祈福
由于木威区国会议员拿督倪可汉在吉隆坡出席国会,在司仪张宇晨代读他的演讲词。倪可汉表示,MH370事件虽然是场意外,但我国也可从这起意外中吸取教训。他惊讶,马航370班机折返进入我国领空时雷达竟然无法探测到,军方也对一架不明物体飞过我国领空没有采取任何行动。他说,这是我国必须承认的错误并必须检讨,以免类似的情形再度发生。

另外,班台区州议员黄渼沄也对MH370 班机的搜救行动在即将满一个月之际有所进展感到鼓舞。她希望各国在印度洋的搜救团队可以加速分析所探测到的黑箱感应器数据,尽快分析出黑箱的正确位置。唯有找到黑箱,困扰全世界的MH370谜团才会解开。

约50名民众出席烛光祈福会

参与这场烛光祈福大会有来自曼绒县的各宗教代表包括二条路卫理公会林礼健牧师、马来西亚佛教会班台支会总务甘瑞昌、Ladang Country兴都庙代表Sundhar、伊斯兰代表Zulkifi和Samad。民众除了自动自发以各自的宗教为MH370祈福,他们也在布条上提笔签名,并留言鼓励希望MH370班机可以有奇迹。

Monday, March 31, 2014

Soalan-Soalan Bagi Mesyuarat Pertama, Penggal Kedua, Dewan Negeri Yang Ketiga Belas Perak Darul Ridzuan mulai 31hb Mac 2014



Soalan-Soalan yang memerlukan jawapan lisan

1.  Bertanya kepada YAB Menteri Besar untuk menyatakan kenapa kerja membina jalan selari dengan Jalan Besar Ayer Tawar daripada Dewan Persatuan Kutien Manjung ke Batu 16, Ayer Tawar masih belum dimulakan sungguhpun kerajaan telah menyatakan ia akan dibina pada tahun 2014.

2.  Bertanya kepada YAB Menteri Besar untuk menyatakan berapakah jumlah fail permohonan melanjutkan tempoh bagi tanah pajakan yang akan atau yang sudah tamat tempoh bagi tempoh tahun 2008 hingga 2013 untuk Daerah Manjung dan berapakah fail sedemikian yang hilang.

3.  Bertanya kepada YAB Menteri Besar untuk menyatakan kenapa Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Perak menjualkan tanah PN 367509 Lot 320378, Mukim Teja, Daerah Kampar dan berapakah harga jualan hartanah tersebut.

Soalan-Soalan yang memerlukan jawapan bertulis

4.  Bertanya kepada YAB Menteri Besar untuk menyatakan kenapa Kerajaan tidak mengecualikan cukai tanah bagi bangunan Geraja Chung Hwa Church of Christ yang dibina atas GM 1316 Lot 21929, Mukim Sitiawan sungguhpun Kerajaan telah mengecualikan cukai taksiran bagi bangunan gereja tersebut.

5.  Bertanya kepada YAB Menteri Besar untuk menyatakan polisi atau garis panduan Kerajaan berkenaan dengan pindahmilik hartanah yang memerlukan kelulusan YAB Menteri Besar atau Pihak Berkuasa Negeri.

6.  Bertanya kepada YAB Menteri Besar untuk menyatakan kenapa Kerajaan meluluskan saliran utama untuk air keluar dari Kampung Baru Changkat Keruing, Daerah Manjung kepada orang persendirian untuk dijadikan tapak rumah.

7.  Bertanya kepada YAB Menteri Besar untuk menyatakan samada Kerajaan mengikut peraturan yang sediada apabila meluluskan sebuah tapak rumah dibelakang Dewan Persatuan Bekas Murid-Murid SRJK (C) Khuan Hean, Changkat Keruing. Adakah pelan rumah yang dibina atas tapak ini mendapat kelulusan Majlis Perbandaran Manjung?

8.  Bertanya kepada YAB Menteri Besar untuk menyatakan berapakah jumlah wang yang telah dibelanjakan oleh Kerajaan Negeri dan/atau Majlis Perbadanan Manjung untuk Hotel Putera di Lumut, status hotel tersebut pada masa kini dan rancangan masa depan untuk hotel ini.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

倪可汉最后一次以行动党霹雳州州主席身份在2013年12月08日于武吉美拉度假村主办的第16届党员代表大会所发表的演词

1. 国阵继续执政让人民受苦

民联曾在2013年5月5日的第13届大选希望在联邦和州政府改朝换代,并预先警惕如果换不成政府,人民将继续受苦。自5月5日过后,人们受到国阵政府继续让价格上涨政策的影响。国阵政府通过调整价格加重人民的负担,而不是通过良好施政、公开招标、破除垄断等政策来严厉削减朋党公司的利润、浪费公款、制止贪污。

国阵政府每次在调涨价格后都给予标准的答案,也就是价格的上涨不会加重人民的负担。国阵政府始终不承认价格上涨对人民是一项重大的负担,这确实是给人民的灾害。因此,国阵政府也不会采取任何行动来减轻人民的负担。

油价、糖价和过路费在过去几年都大幅涨价。在2011,电费也涨价了7.0 %。国阵政府现在再次批准調高马来西亚半岛的电费15%、以及沙巴州17 %,而商业及工业用户则将涨价16.85%。除此之外,自明年起,国阵政府也实施2.0%的绿色能源收费,以及2015年4月实施6%的消费税。

最近,吉隆玻的门牌税调涨高达数百巴仙,而预计在不久的将来,由国阵执政的州属也会相继調漲門牌稅。国阵联邦政府已经宣布,政府将从2015年4月1日开始实施消费税,一年征收320亿令吉得税收,相等于2800万的马来西亚人口、每人一年平均将被征收1千140令吉的消费税。如果以每个家庭5个家庭成员计算,这项税务将是高达5千700令吉,意味着每个家庭必须每月支付额外的475令吉,来维持现有的生活。国阵政府每年提供650令吉的援助金给一个家庭,但是却向他们索回相等于九倍的钱!这对于大部分家庭来说是一个极大的负担。这再加上上述的油价、糖价和过路费的大幅涨价,将会对人民带来很重的负担。

国阵政府已经宣布将会有更多的价格上涨,因为政府在未来将会减低更多的津贴。事实上,国家拥有为国家带来巨大收入的石油和天然资源,马来西亚人民理应享有许多的津贴。马来西亚人民将很快地被剥夺属于人民的财富,这就是在这几十年来,国阵政府的管理不当、浪费公款、贪污、滥权和朋党所带来的后果。

国家的债务目前超过5千亿令吉,而我们每年必须偿还231亿令吉的债务。再加上利息的话,我们需要30年的时间才能够解决国债,而前提就是政府不会再有进一步的债务。不幸的是,我们的政府在2014年预算案再度给予一项400亿令吉赤字的预算案,这个情况继续出现的话,我们将永远无法偿还国家的债务,并在不久将来就会破产。国阵政府自1998年以来,就连续17年提呈赤字预算案,而自从首相拿督斯里纳吉接任首相一职以来,国家的债务比起2008年的2361亿8000万令吉的增加了一倍至5000亿令吉。

2. 霹雳州国阵政府继续令人失望

霹雳州是全马第四最贫穷的州属

霹雳州是全马第四最贫穷的州属,在2012年霹雳州的家庭平均收入是每个月3千548令吉,只有比玻璃市3千538令吉、吉打的3千425令吉以及吉兰丹3千168令吉来得好。霹雳州曾经是马来西亚最富有的州属,但是国阵政府终于承认在2个星期前刚结束的霹雳州议会上承认,2006年所喊出的2015年霹雳州先进州口号,只是空头的承諾。首相纳吉在提呈2014年财政预算案时表示,如果我国要成为一个先进国的话,其中一个条件就是国民人均收入必须达到1万5000令吉美金或4万8000令吉。在2012年,马来西亚的人均收入为2万3626令吉,而霹雳州的人均收入只有2万569令吉,低于全国的人均收入。虽然在过去超过的20年马来西亚是发展中国家的佼佼者,但是我们还有很长的路才能发展成为先进国家。

吸引游客无力

在过去5年(2008年至2012年),我国一共有1亿2千20万名外国游客,为国家带来了高达2亿7千836万令吉的收入。可惜的是,根据旅游部长拿督斯里莫哈末纳兹里于今年9月23日在国会所给予的答复,在同一个时候,每年只有区区的2巴仙或240万名外国旅客来到霹雳州。

霹雳州的旅客数量大大排在槟州之后,而单单槟城国际机场的乘客流量,就将在今年尾突破550万人次。

吸引外资无力

霹雳州史上最高的投资数额,还是2008年民联执政下的31亿3000万令吉。我们当时估计,来到霹雳州的国内外投资将会逐年成长,但是不幸的是,投资者的意愿却在2009年2月6日的夺权事件后完全地被打消。霹雳州吸引投资的表现,就从此不再恢复。

槟州在过去5年,也就是2008至2012年期间,一共吸引了361亿令吉的国内外投资,在同一个期间,霹雳州却只有93亿令吉的表现。我们已经排在槟州之厚,如果我们继续吸引外资无力的话,我们将会被其他州属一一超越。

霹雳州土地批准程序中的贪污和滥权

最近,前任首相敦马哈迪医生承认在他领导期间,虽然有贪污的问题,但是却因为政府打击贪污无力,使到贪污在今天更为严重。马来西亚在1995年的透明国际贪污指数上排名23,每年节节下降,直至2013年的53名。

在霹雳州,贪污和滥权的问题也十分严重。自2009年2月6日的夺权事件以来,霹雳州国阵政府批准了112,546.7英亩的土地,这相等于从亚罗士打到吉隆坡1公里阔、455公里长的土地宽度,当中许多涉及了贪污和滥权的行径。霹雳州民联揭露了许多州政府将土地批准于朋党的丑闻,但是我们却没有看到反贪污委员会或其他相关机构对于州政府滥权的行径采取任何行动。

拒绝落实改革

民联议员已经多番敦促州政府成立以下3个遴选委员会:

土地局与土地矿务局遴选委员会;

官连公司遴选委员会;

地方政府遴选委员会。

上述3个遴选委员会有必要落实,以监督州内贪污和滥权最严重的领域。

同时,由国阵议员出任主席的霹雳州公共账目委员会,自成立至今都没有召开过一次的会议。我促请霹雳州政府允许在野党议员出任公共账目委员会主席,以迈向健康的民主机制。

但是,霹雳州国阵政府却无理由地拒绝民联议员所提出的改革建议。

3. 终止国阵巫统的歧视性政策

前南非总统曼德拉在2013年12月6日逝世,全世界都记得这位一生与种族主义抗争的伟人。不幸的是,作为国家执政联盟主要政党的巫统却依然继续它的种族主义政策。在过去,巫统之前声称为了协助土著,而要将30%的经济蛋糕分配给土著,到了今天甚至要求提升至67.9巴仙。事实上,这项歧视性政策造富了许多巫统的领袖。政府自实施新经济政策后颁发了540亿个股份,当中大部分都被巫统领袖以协助土著的名义获得以及变卖致富。巫统领袖至今尚且不知廉耻地要偷取更多的财富,如果巫统领袖真正爱土著的话,就必须全面提升土著的经济地位,而不是以协助土著的名义为本身致富。

4. 民联必须继续成为人民的希望

许多民联支持者对于民联未能在上一届大选中取下中央和霹雳州政权感到失望,我希望他们不要感到颓丧,因为民联还是人民的希望。

虽然民联在2013年5月5日的第13届大选未能取得政权,但是民联在霹雳州得到了大多数人民的支持。

在全国,民联获得了51%的国会大多数选票。

在霹雳州的国会选举,民联获得54.88%或623860张选票,比只获得512861 张选票的国阵,多出了110999张。

在州选区方面,民联获得了55.24%或625,710张选票,比只获得506,947张选票的国阵,多了整整的118,763张。我们只以28比31微差两个席位落败,未能成立州政府。民联在鲁勃美鲍区和曼锐区分别只以52张选票以及132张选票落败,我们相信,民联要在第14届大选再赢取多200张选票取下州政权,会比国阵要扭转120000张选票来得容易!

在第13届大选后,许多马华以及民政党的服务中心都已经关门大吉,人民已经对民联、特别是行动党竞选的选区,寄予厚望。虽然我们未能赢取州政权,但是我们不能够辜负人民的支持和期望。虽然我们面对处于在野党的地位,没有任何政府拨款的艰难情况,但是我们必须继续努力为民服务。

5. 我们应该做什么?

我们不能坐以待毙,让国家继续地沉沦,造使就算在第14届大选后民联成功取得政权都返魂无术。我们必须继续向当权者施压,争取必要的改革。我们敦促政府检讨垄断以及惠及国阵朋党的合约,我们施压马来西亚反贪污委员会,让滥用公款、贪污行径有终止的一天。最后,我们要求霹雳州政府开始工作,确保我们在旅游业获得更多的收入、解决养燕者以及金龙鱼业者的问题、以及提出长远计划,提升霹雳州在各方面的生产。

鉴于槟城州政府已经宣布,位于峇央叻巴的国际机场将在2013年尾达至500万名乘客流量而爆满,并需要扩建或一个新的机场,联邦政府应该考虑将北马国际航空终站,设立在只离开槟州30分钟车程、靠近巴里文打的阿罗帮苏。这一项由私人企业资助的计划,在较早前因担心影响槟城国际机场的乘客流量而被拒绝,而现在正是落实这项计划的最好时机,除了负荷要前往槟城国际机场的额外乘客,也让国内外乘客来到霹雳州,并通过已经被视为霹雳州交通转站中心的吉銮县,联合现有的跨州巴士车站以及双轨铁道,带领霹雳州交通的起飞。

我们希望看到霹雳州人民在最近的未来,在旅游业、投资、以及其他生产业上,可以获得更多的收入,以抵消各种货品以及服务业涨价所带来的冲击。

6. 我们不会害怕

国阵最后的手段就是制造恐慌。国阵要惩罚没有在第13大选不支持国阵的华裔选民,甚至有人建议政府拒绝颁发一马援助金于不支持国阵的选民,也有一个马华领袖曾经提出,那些有支持国阵的孩子才可以进入读拉曼学院或拉曼大学,虽然它们再筹募用于拉曼学院与拉曼大学基金的时候,没有表明它们只会向国阵的支持者征收。我们要让国阵看清楚,南非曾经成功克服种族隔离政策,马来西亚人民也可以克服国阵的政治恐慌手段。已故的南非总统曼德拉曾经说过:“我了解到,勇气当中并不是没有恐惧,而是必须战胜恐惧。勇敢的人并非不曾感到害怕,而是他选择了征服恐惧”。我们要站起来,成为克服恐慌的人士。让我们以响亮的声浪、明确地告诉国阵,我们要将马来西亚从国阵的黑暗中拯救出来。

Final speech of Dato' Ngeh Koo Ham as Chairman of DAP Perak ON 8TH December 2013



1. People suffer when BN Government remains

Pakatan Rakyat had hope to change the BN Government both at the Federal as well as at the State level at the 13th General Election held on 5/5/2013. PR had forwarned that if the change does not come, the people will suffer. Since 5th May, the people feel the effect of BN continuing its BarangNaik (price hike) policy. The BN government passes on the burden to the people through price hike rather than taking strigent measures to cut the profit of crony companies, wastages, reduce corruption and practice good governance by having open tender, doing away with monopolies etc.

The standard answer given by BN whenever there is a price hike is that it will not burden the people. This is catastrophic for the people as the BN government still does not recognize that price hike is a burden to the people. As such, the BN government will not act to lessen the burden of price hike on the people.

Fuel, sugar prices and road tolls have increased drastically in recent years. Electricity tariff was increased by 7.0% in 2011. The government has just announced another 15% hike in electricity tariff in Peninsula Malaysia and 17% hike in Sabah. The hike for commercial and industrial users is 16.85%. It will be coupled with another 2.0% for Green Energy charges next year and another 6.0% of GST from 1/4/2015.

In Kuala Lumpur the assessment rates for houses, offices, malls and other buildings have increasedby up to a few hundred per cent and the same is expected in many BN controlled states in the near future. The BN Federal Government has announced the implementation ofGoods and Services Tax (GST) from 1/4/2015 which the Secretary General of the Finance Ministry, Tan Sri MohdIrwanSerigar Abdullah had said will reap in RM32.00 billion a year for the Government, equivalent to RM1,140 per person per year for the 28.0 million Malaysians. It translates into RM5,700 per family of 5 which means that each family will have to pay an additional sum of RM475 per month whilemaintaining the same lifestyle. BN Government gives a needy family RM650-00 under BRIM but takes back 9 times from them! This is definitely a big burden for most Malaysian families. Coupled with the abovesaid fuel, sugar, toll, electricity and assessment rates hikes,GSTwill a very veryheavy burden formost Malaysians.

The BN government has announced that more price hike will be coming as the Government will reduce many more subsidies that Malaysians are enjoying.Malaysians should rightfully be entitled to many of these subsidies due to the huge income we receive from our petroleum and our natural resources. Malaysians will soon be deprived of the riches of our nation. This is the outcome of decades of mismanagement, wastages, corruption, abuse of power and cronism under the BN government.

Our national debt now stands at more than RM500 billion and we are paying about RM23.1 billion a year to service the debt. Coupled with interest, we expect to settle our national debt only in 30 years provided our Government does not incur further debt. Unfortunately, our Government is incurring further debt by presenting a deficit of RM40.0 billion in the 2014 budget. We will never be able to repay our debt and the nation will be bankrupt not many years from now if this trend of incurring further debt continues. The BN government has been presenting deficit budgets for the past 17 consequtive years since 1998. It must be noted that since Dato Seri NajibTun Abdul Razak took over as premier, the national debt has more than doubled from RM236.18 billion in 2008 to more than RM500 billion now.


2. BN Perak Government continues to disappoint

(i) Perak the 4th poorest State

Perak is the 4th poorest State with regard to mean monthly gross household income. Mean Monthly gross household income in Perak in 2012 was RM3,548, only better to Perlis (RM3,538), Kedah (RM3,425) and Kelantan (RM3,168). Perak was once the richest State in Malaysia. BN Perak Government has finally admitted in the just concluded sitting of the Perak State Assembly 2 weeks ago that its promise in 2006 that it will bring Perak to a developed State status by 2015 was an empty promise. Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri NajibTunRazakwhen presenting the 2014 Federal budget has defined one of the criteria to classify a nation as a developed nation, that the nation’s citizen must achieve per capital income of US15,000 (or about RM48,000). Percapital income of Malaysians was RM23,626 in 2012 and per capital income of Perakianswas only RM20,569 in 2012 below national per capital income. We are a far cry for achieving a developed nation status though Malaysia has been placed first among developing nations for the past more than 20 years.

(ii) Failure to attract tourists

120.2 million foreign tourists visited Malaysia during the last 5 years (2008-2012) bringing in revenue of RM278.36 billion. Unfortunately only 2% of the tourists i.e 2.4 million visited Perak during that period or about 480,000 tourists per year. This is stated by the Minister of Tourism and Culture, Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, in his reply to me in Parliament on23/9/2013.Tourist arrivals in Perak are a far cry if compared to Penang. Penang airport arrivals alone are expect to hit the 5.5 million mark by the end of 2013.

(iii) Failure to attract investments

The highest investment registered in the history of Perak is still in 2008 when it was administered by Pakatan Rakyat at RM3.13 billion. We expected the trend of high investments to take off as scores of local and foreign investors have visited Perak then with a view of investing in Perak but unfortunately, their enthusiasm were killed when BN undemocratically grabbed power on 6/2/2009. Investments have never recovered since then.

Penang registered investment of RM36.1 billion (both local and foreign) in the last 5 years (2008-2012) while Perak only registered about RM9.3 billion during the same period. We are already behind Penang and with the continued failure to attract more investments we will fall far behind others.

(iv) Corruption and abuse of power in approving state lands rampant

Recently our former Prime Minister, TunDr Mahathir Mohammad admitted that there was corruption during his tenure but he said it has now become worse and that the Malaysian authorities are not taking action to curb corruption. Malaysia was placed in No. 23 position when Transparency International Corruption Perception Index was first introduced in 1995. Her position has deteriorated and is nowplaced at No. 53 in 2013. Corruption and abuse of power is no better in Perak. Since the BN grab of power on 6/2/2009, BN Perak State government has approved 112,546.7 acres of land equivalent to 1km wide by 455 km long i.e from Alor Star to Kuala Lumpur, many involving corruption and abuse of power. PR Perak has expose so many cases of land approved to cronies but until now we do not see any action taken by MACC or other authorities against them for abuse of power.

(v) Refusing to implement reforms

The PR elected representatives have asked the formation of the following 3 select committees:

a) Select committee on the land offices and the office of the Director of Lands and Mines.

b) Select committee on Government Link Companies.

c) Select committee on local governments.

The reason for the formation of the above said 3 select committees is to focus at the places where corruption and abuse of power happenthe most in the State.

It is also to be noted that since the formation of the Public Accounts Committee chaired by a BN elected representative has not even met once. I call on the Perak Government to allow an opposition elected member to chair this committee as is the norm in a healthy democracy.

BN Perak Government has refused to embrace the reforms proposed by PR elected representatives.

3. Stop UMNO/BN racial discriminatory policies which have been used to rob the people

The icon against racial discrimination, Mr Nelson Mandela has just passed away on 6/12/2013 and the world embraces what he symbolizes. Tributes for what he fought for are pouring in. Unfortunately, in Malaysia, UMNO the main component of the ruling party is still propagating its version of apartheid of racial discrimination. It had in the past demanded30% of the economic cake purportedly for the Bumiputrasand now there is a call for it to be increased to 67.9% in proportion to the population of bumiputras in the country. The truth is, many UMNO leaders were plundering in the guise of protecting the rights of Bumiputras. The Government gave away 54 billion shares since the New Economic Policy was implemented in 1971 for Bumiputras that most of them were taken and sold by UMNO leaders at the expense of the Bumiputra population. There is no limit to what bumiputras can acquire but they must work for it. UMNO need not shout about what Bumiputras can acquire. The UMNO leaders unashamedly demands that wealth be stolen and given to them when they demand 30% or 67.9% of the economic cake. If truly UMNO leaders love the Bumiputras they should be working hard to uplift their economic position and not their own and to share the massive wealth that they have amassed with them.

4. PR must continue to be the People’s Hope

Many of PR supporters are disappointed that we did not succeed in forming government at the Federal level as well as the Perak State level. I hope they will not be discouraged as PR is still the hope of the people.

The 13th General Election on 5/5/2013 saw majority of Malaysians and the majority of Perakians supporting Pakatan Rakyat though we did not succeed in helming the Federal Government as well as the State Government of Perak.

PR obtained 51%Parliamentary votes at the Federal level.

At the Perak State level,BN obtained 512,861 while PR obtained 623,860 of the Parliamentary votes. PR won by 110,999 votes or 54.88% of the total votes casted for PR and BN.

In the Perak State Constituencies, PR obtained 625,710 votes while BN obtained 506,947 votes. PR won by 118,763 votes or 55.24% of the total votes casted for PR and BN.We were not able to form the State Government because we lack 2 seats. PR won 28 seats compared to BN’s 31 seats. PR lost to BN by 52 votes in the State Constituency of LubokMerbau and 132 votes in the State Constituency of Manjoi. We believe it is easier for PR to win less than 200 votes in the 14th General Election to form government than BN trying to win for about 120,000 votes to form government in the next general election.

Many service centres of Gerakan and MCA in DAP contested areas have closed since the 13th General Election. The people have placed their hope in PR especially in DAP contested areas. We must not and cannot fail them though we were not able to form government in Perak. We must be committed to serve them though in difficult circumstances where funds are not available to us due to our position as the opposition in the Perak State.

5. What we must do

We must not sit back and allow the situation to deteriorate until the nation cannot be saved even if PR comes to power after the 14th General Election. We must continue to pressure the government to reform. We demand that the Government review the many monopolies and contracts that favour BN crony companies. We demand that corruption and inflated prices of purchasesbe stopped as the losses incurred will finally be borne by the general population. We want to pressure the Malaysian Anti CorruptionCommission to act. Last but not the least, we want the Perak Government to get down to work among others to make sure we get more tourist dollars, to resolve the problems now besetting the bird nests and Arowana fish industries and to have plans promoting and increasing the yield of other produce of Perak. Since Penang government has announced that its BayanLepas international airport will reach its full capacity of 5.0 million arrivals by end of 2013 and needs airport expansion or a new airport, the Federal Government should consider approving the Utara Malaysia Airport Terminal (UMAT) at AlorPongsu near ParitBuntar which is only about 30 minutes by car to Penang. The UMAT project a Private Financial Initiative was early rejected for fear of affecting the business of Penang International Airport.It will be ideal for UMAT to be built now to cater for the additional passengers intending to go Penang and at the same time facilitate passenger arrivals, both local and international to Perak as Kerian District (where ParitBuntar is situated) has been designated as the transportation hub for Perak where there is at the moment an interstate bus terminal and also the double track train station. We hope to see increase in income of Perakians from tourism, investments and increase of revenue from the produce of Perak in order to surmount the expected huge rise in the costs of living due to the price hikes of goods and services in the immediate future.

6. We will not fear.

BN's final resort will be to use the tactic of creating fear. BN wants to punish the Chinese for not supporting it in the 13th General Election. It has been suggested that those who did not support BN be denied BRIM. One MCA leader has proposed that only children of those who support BN be allowed to be admitted to TAR College and UTAR although when collecting funds for TARC & UTAR they never make it a point to collect only from BN supporters. Let it be clear to BN that as much as the South Africans were successful in overcoming the oppressive apartheid regime, the people of Malaysia will overcome BN's politics of fear.The late revered Nelson Mandela has once said, ' I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear '.
We shall rise and be people who overcome. Let this message be loud and clear to BN for we are determined to save Malaysia from doom in the hands of BN.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Soalan-soalan yang memerlukan jawapan lisan dan bertulis bagi Mesyuarat Pertama, Penggal Kedua, Parlimen Ke 13 mulai 10hb Mac 2014.

Pertanyaan Bagi Jawab Lisan

  1. YB Dato’ Ngeh Koo Ham minta Perdana Menteri menyatakan bilakah pindaan kepada Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976, Administration of Islamic Law (Federal Territories) Act 1993 and Islamic Family Law (Federal Territories) Act 1984 yang dicadangkan dalam tahun 2009 untuk dipinda bagi menyelesaikan masalah yang timbul apabila seorang daripada  sepasang suami isteri bukan Islam memeluk agama Islam akan dibentengkan di Parlimen.

  1. Dato’ Ngeh Koo Ham minta Menteri Pendidikan menyatakan apakah kursus-kursus yang ditawarkan of Universiti Kuala Lumpur (MIMET), cawangan Manjung dan jumlah penuntut-penuntut dalam Universiti ini mengikut pecahan kaum. 

  1. YB Dato’ Ngeh Koo Ham minta Perdana Menteri menyatakan berapakah jumlah wang yang akan diberikan kepada rakyat dibawah Skim Bantuan Rakyat Satu Malaysia (BRIM) bagi tahun 2014 dan berapakah jumlah yang dijimatkan oleh kerajaan dalam tahun 2014 daripada penarikan/penurunan subsidi yang diberikan bagi tahun 2014 berbanding dengan subsidi yang diberikan dalam tahun 2013.

  1. YB Dato’ Ngeh Koo Ham minta Perdana Menteri menyatakan daripada  manakah 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) mendapat dana dan nyatakan jumlah dana tersebut untuk memajukan Tun Razak Exchange dan Bandar Malaysia. Berapakah hutang 1MDB pada masa kini?

  1. YB Dato’ Ngeh Koo Ham minta Perdana Menteri menyatakan kenapa 1 Malaysia Development Berhad ditubuhkan untuk membangun projek-projek berkenaan dengan tenaga (energy), hartanah, pelancongan dan perniagaan pertanian. Penubuhan 1MDB bersaing dengan pihak swasta dan kenapa kerajaan tidak membiarkan pembangunan sedemikian dibangunkan oleh pihak swasta?
  1. YB Dato’ Ngeh Koo Ham minta Perdana Menteri menyatakan kriteria-kriteria yang perlu dipenuhi oleh syarikat-syarikat yang terlibat dalam pembangunan dan/atau perniagaan di Tun Razak Exchange untuk layak menikmati insentif-insentif yang telah diumumkan oleh kerajaan.

  1. YB Dato’ Ngeh Koo Ham minta Menteri Pendidikan menyatakan siapakah yang menyediakan kertas-kertas dalam bahasa Inggeris peperiksaan Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia 2013 kerana terhadap banyak kesalahan bahasa dalam kertas-kertas Biologi, Fizik dan Kimia. Nyatakan tindakan yang akan diambil supaya kertas-kertas peperiksaan Lembaga Peperiksaan Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia akan menggunakan Bahasa Inggeris dengan betul.

  1. YB Dato’ Ngeh Koo Ham Menteri Perusahaan Perladangan dan Komoditi menyatakan beberapakah jumlah wang yang diperuntukkan oleh Kerajaan untuk menanam semula pokok getah  dan kelapa sawit setiap tahun dan kenapa seringkali kelulusan permohonan untuk tanam semula pokok getah dan kelapa sawit ditangguhkan atas sebab tidak ada peruntukan yang mencukupi.

  1. YB Dato’ Ngeh Koo Ham minta Menteri Perusahaan Perladangan dan Komoditi menyatakan apakah penciptaan alat-alat atau jentera terbaru untuk mengurangkan pengantungan kepada tenaga buruh dalam industri kelapa sawit dan getah.

  1. YB Dato’ Ngeh Koo Ham minta Menteri Perusahaan Perladangan dan Komoditi menyatakan langkah-langkah yang diambil oleh kerajaan untuk memastikan industri kelapa sawit di Malaysia akan dapat terus bersaing dengan negara  lain seperti Indonesia yang mempunyai kos tenaga buruh yang lebih rendah.

Pertanyaan Bagi Jawab Bertulis

1.      YB Dato’ Ngeh Koo Ham minta Menteri Kerja Raya menyatakan  bilakah kerajaan bercadang untuk memperbaiki jalan persekutuan dari Ipoh ke  Lumut yang berumbang ambing di banyak bahagian jalan tersebut.

2.      YB Dato’ Ngeh Koo Ham minta Menteri Kerja Raya menyatakan kenapa tidak nampak  kerja-kerja menaik taraf jalan persekutuan daripada Kg Acheh, Sitiawan ke Changkat Jering, Taiping dijalankan sungguhpun kerajaan telah menyatakan bahawa projek ini sudah dimulakan.
  
3.      YB Dato’ Ngeh Koo Ham minta Menteri Perusahaan Perladangan dan Komoditi menyatakan jumlah peruntukan pinjaman tanam semula hutan yang telah diperuntukan untuk setiap tahun, jumlah pinjaman yang telah diluluskan dan jumlah yang gagal dibayar balik oleh peminjam-peminjam.

4.      YB Dato’ Ngeh Koo Ham minta Menteri Kerja Raya menyatakan samada kerajaan bercadang menghidupkan semula projek lebuhraya Simpang Pulai ke Lumut di Perak yang telah gagal dibina oleh MRCB Bhd sungguhpun projek tersebut telah diluluskan untuk dibina oleh syarikat tersebut dalam tahun 2000.

5.      YB DATO’ NGEH KOO HAM minta Menteri Kewangan menyatakan jumlah hutang kerajaan, hutang luar Negara dan hutang isi keluarga yang terkini.

Friday, February 14, 2014

教会地税暴涨2400%:国阵选前选后两个样,倪可汉挑战国阵跟随民联利民政策

甘文阁中华基督教会

去年一度闹得沸沸扬扬逼使教会缴付高额门牌税否则将拍卖教会资产事件今年又再延续其坎坷命运,地税由原本22令吉飙升至538令吉,暴涨幅度高达2446%。

魏亚明(坐右)和陈爱英(坐左)向倪可汉(中)投诉教会所面对的问题

一众教会会友在由教会执事会主席魏亚明和传道陈爱英率领下到实兆远州议员服务中心向实兆远州议员拿督倪可汉投诉这起事项,并希望州政府可以通融降低地税。

2012年教会地税只有22令吉

2014年教会地税高达538令吉

陈爱英出示文件显示,2012年之前教会的地税一直以来都是22令吉,但从2013年开始教会地税暴涨至538令吉,顿时加了2000多巴仙令教会无法接受。也是木威区国会议员的倪可汉指出,事情会演变成这样的关键是去年505大选前中华基督教会所面对的门牌税问题,在事情闹大上报后,马华时任霹雳州行政议员拿督马汉顺向州政府豁免该教会1万2千632令吉门牌税,并由马华支付1千令吉把教会的农业地转换成宗教地用途。

倪可汉说,大选前国阵州政府跟随民联的利民政策,给予非盈利机构和宗教场所豁免门牌税和征收象征性40令吉地税。现在大选过了,国阵州政府向他们开刀,向非盈利机构和宗教场所征收高额地税,选前选后完全变了样,让他们不知所措!这证明国阵没有诚意实行民联的利民政策,只会在大选之前做戏暂时扮演爱民如子的戏码。

倪可汉挑战霹雳州务大臣和马华霹雳州主席马汉顺,继续跟随民联执政时所实行给予非盈利机构和宗教场所豁免门牌税和征收象征性40令吉地税利民政策。