Thursday, January 29, 2009

Freehold Land Tittles for Changkat Kuruing peoples

21 peoples of Changkat Kruing, Ayer Tawar, Perak received the Best Ang Pow from Dato' Ngeh Koo Ham on the 29th Jan 2008 (4th day of Chinese New Year) in the form of freehold land tittles.One of the recipients, Mr Tok Kang Ait said he was so glad that he will recruit at least 50 peoples to join the DAP. He was one of the Barisan Nasional member who received the freehold tittles.

posted by jason ling
for Dato' Ngeh

Chinese New Year Open House at Pantai Remis

Chinese New Year Open House hosted by YB Dato' Ngeh Koo Ham
and YB Nga Kor Ming

Arrival of YB Nga Kor Ming accompanied by Mr Lim Chong Eng, DAP Pantai Remis Branch's Chairman.

Arrival of YB Dato' Ngeh Koo Ham

accompanied by YB Nga Kor Ming

The well wishers who came to wish our beloved, hardworking YB Dato' Ngeh and YB Nga at the open house.

There were more than 2500 people of all races who came to celebrate the auspicious occassion together.
Dato' Ngeh,in his speech said that this freedom to celebrate respective festivities of multi races and cultures is possible was because of the DAP's stand for Malaysian to live in harmony regardless of religious or culturals differences.DAP came strongly agaisnt Tun Dr Mahathir's intention to turn Malaysia into one language ,one culture and one nation.

With multi races, Malaysia has an advantage over others because we can do business with China, India or any other countries with ease because of our many respective races of representations.There is no barrier in communications.

Pakatan Rakyat recorded the highest ever revenue collected in the history of Perak with RM636millions collected in the year 2008 meaning
RM97 millions more than the previous year.
Dato' Ngeh reiterated Pakatan Rakyat Government in Perak will strive to perform the best for the people of Perak despite the
anticipated world economic slow down.

Part of the 505 poor and needy people of Beruas, Pantai Remis and Sitiawan received Chinese New Year Ang Pow and goodies from Dato' Ngeh.

posted by Jason Ling
for Dato' Ngeh

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Chinese NewYear Ang Pow for the needy

A total of 170 packets of Chinese New Year Ang Pow and goodies were given to the needy people of Sitiawan today. These were part of the total of 500 pax Dato' Ngeh Koo Ham gave this year to share the joys of the new year for the people of Beruas Parliamentary and Sitiawan State constituencies.
posted by Jason Ling

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Happy and prosperous Chinese New Year

Wish all Malaysian of the Chinese origin a Happy and prosperous Chinese New Year. To all non Chinese supporters and friends, wish you all a happy holiday and let us celebrate this auspicious season together with better understandings among all races irrespective of religions and cultures.These has made Malaysian special.
Malaysians must also put aside our differences and focus on nation building and this must be the only way forward in order to achieve even more prosperity, peace and harmony. Malaysians should seize the spirit and convictions and striving for a better and more progressive Malaysia.
We must reject polarisation and discrimination. No one should be sidelined in promotion because of his race, especially in the public servives example of school principals and others.

The Year of the OX
The characteristics of an ox is dependable, patient, materialistic, calm, methodical, hardworking and ambitious.On the other hand, the ox can be stubborn, narrowminded low public relation skills and non compassionate.
The ox is also men's slave for life and exploited in the bone for labour, meat, milk, leather, glue, manure and even its horn.Poor cow.(therefore be shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves for then one will 'excel'?) Should one work like cow or talk like the snake?


With the recent winning of the by-election in Kuala Terengganu the moral in the Pakatan Rakyat colition was once again lifted. This has clearly shown that the people of Malaysia still want changes to be done in the administration of the federal government despite some ( very little) changes and the Barisan National has not learnt the bitter lesson of Mar 8 2008 general election. The winning was the joint effort of the 3 Pakatan Rakyat component parties namely PAS, DAP and Parti Keadilan Rakyat. Syabas! The world wait for no one. We need to spend more time to move on rather than debating on the race, religion and NEP. We can debate until the cow comes home! but nothing, absolutely nothing will ever changed to improve our global competitiveness.


The coming of the year of the OX may not be as good as we think but The Perakian with the initiatives and good government’s strategies can manage well and may not be hard hit. The federal government with the second stimulus plans will hopefully able to help the people and not only the handful of ‘well- connected’ people only. With the petroleum price expected to increase to more than US100 per barrel, let’s be prepared and be prudent.

To The Wealthy
Let’s during this times of celebration bring some joy in sharing the goodness to the less fortunate, the poor and needy. It is good to be wealthy.Prosperity is not measured by the wealth one have but the generosity one possess. People will look up to you when you are rich. People pay more attentions to you. All that one said is right even though if it is not. …Remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you ability to produce wealth … Give and more will be givento you! It is more blessed to give than to receive.

To the others
If you are feeling hopeless and seem to be no way out of your problems, there is a way. There is always hope, when you ask, seek and knock. May this new year brings you new spirit, new heart, and new blessings.

Let's hope this coming year will be a better year for all of us.

Wish you a Happy and prosperous

Chinese New Year

May you and your loved one enjoy

good health and happiness always.

Chinese New Year Open House Invitations

26 Jan 2009

(1st Day of CNY)

DAP Perak


Time 11.00AM- 2.00PM

29 Jan 2009

(4th Day of CNY)

Pantai Remis , Perak

Hosted by YB Dato' Ngeh Koo Ham

& YB Nga Kor Ming

Venue : Near Billion Supermarket, Pantai Remis

Time: 11.00AM

30 Jan 2009

(5th Day of CNY)

Perak State CNY Concert Celebration

Venue: Ipoh Padang, Perak

Time : 6.30PM

Posted by Jason Ling
Dato' Ngeh Koo Ham

More legal opinion on leasehold to freehold titles

Following is the opinion posted by sdr. Nga Hock Cheh, a senior lawyer.

Legal Opinion: "The controversy on land conversion" by Nga Hock Cheh in Ipoh on Wednesday, 7th January 2009:
The controversy on land conversion in new villages and Kg Tersusun
Under the Pak Lah regime the Nation witnessed a raging controversy stemming from the religious conversion of a convert with the ensuing tussle for his dead body between the bereaved family and certain religious department. Currently yet another controversy has broken up; this time it relates to land conversion. Recently the DPM was quoted in the press (NST 24-12-2008) as having said that State Governments cannot make decision on land conversion without referring to the National Land Council. Is the said remark by the DPM correct and consonant with the provisions of the Federal Constitution and the national Land Code 1965? In the Federal system of political set up like our country the legislative powers is distributed between the State and the Federation. In Malaysia Part VI of the Federal Constitution deals with the relations between the Federation and the States. Under Article 74 of the Federal Constitution Parliament may make laws on any matters enumerated in the Federal List (First List) or the Concurrent List (Third List) while the State may make laws on any matters enumerated in the State List (Second List) or the Concurrent List stipulated in the Ninth Schedule to the Federal Constitution. In this regard “land” falls under the Second List of the Ninth Schedule to the Federal Constitution and therefore comes under the jurisdiction of the States. Consequently the decision of the Perak State Government under Pakatan Rakyat to allow the conversion of a leasehold title into freehold in New Villages and Kg Tersusun is perfectly legal and valid without any infringement of any constitutional or statutory provision. Further more for purpose of ensuring uniformity of law and policy to make law with respect to land tenure, Parliament has codified the land law in the form of the National Land Code 1965 (Act 56 of 1965). By virtue of LN 474/1965 the National Land Code came into operation in each State on 1-1-1966. Under Section 76 of the National Land Code Parliament has expressly given the powers to the State Authority whether to alienate State land for a term not exceeding 99 years or in perpetuity “where the State Authority is satisfied that there are special circumstances which render it appropriate to do so”. There is no definition whatsoever on the meaning of “special circumstances” in the National Land Code. Obviously under Section 76 (aa)(iii) of the National Land Code Parliament has left it to the wisdom of the State Authority to determine what constitutes special circumstances and it is the satisfaction of the State Authority that matters. There is no statutory provision which requires a State Government to refer to the National Land Council its decision to allow the conversion of leasehold titles into freehold titles in the New Villages and Kg Tersusun. The Perak State Government is legally and morally justified to treat the New Villages and Kg Tersusun as special circumstances for freehold land titles to be alienated in view of the historical backdrop. Article 91 of the Federal Constitution provides for the establishment of the National Land Council. The composition of the NLC is as follows: a minister as chairman; one representative from each of the States and a maximum of 10 representatives of the Federal Government. According to Article 91(5) of the Federal Constitution it shall be the duty of the National Land Council to formulate from time to time in consultation with the Federal Government, the State Governments and the National Finance Council a national policy for the promotion and control of the utilization of land throughout the Federation for mining, agriculture, forestry or any other purpose, and for the administration of any laws relating thereto; and the Federal and State Governments shall follow the policy so formulated. Reading Article 91(5) of the Federal Constitution it is doubtful if the National Land Council possesses any legislative powers. It has spelt out the job description of the National Land Council rather than any true legislative powers. If indeed the National Land Council is possessed of legislative muscles why did Parliament have to enact the National Land Code pursuant to Article 76(c) of the Federal Constitution? Why didn’t the National Land Council formulate any rules or legislations pursuant to Article 91 (5) of the Constitution?Even in the formulation of a National Development Plan under Article 92 of the Federal Constitution it is the Yang Di Pertuan Agong who must be satisfied “that it is conducive to the national interest that a development plan be put into operation in any area or areas in one or more states” before the Yang Di Pertuan Agong proclaims the area or areas as a development area after publishing the plan. It is only then that Parliament shall have power to give effect to the development plan or any part thereof. So where is the statutory basis for the National land Council to interfere with the right of the Perak State Government to proceed to fulfill its election pledge to allow leasehold titles in New Villages and Kg Tersusun to be converted into freehold titles? The Perak DAP Legal Bureau would call upon the National Land Council to forthwith cease behaving like a domineering mother in law who attempts to interfere with the work of a virtuous daughter in law who is faithfully doing her best for the family. The BN Government has failed miserably in addressing the land woes of the Rakyat in the New Villages; after more than 50 years under the BN Government these New Villages are still in a state of much neglect. They did not receive much help and MCA has been too helpless to help; perhaps MCA has been too busy with its factional in fighting to render any meaningful assistance to alleviate the plight and sufferings in the New Villages. The people in the New Villages were forced to resettle into new villages behind barbed wires during the Communist Emergency. They have suffered long enough. Why should the BN Government grudge even the “little solace” now handed out to them by the Perak State Government under Pakatan Rakyat for them to enjoy the security of a roof over their heads. If the BN regime cannot do or refuses to do the good that the Rakyat deserve to enjoy from a fair and just Government why should the BN Federal Government now attempt to obstruct a benevolent act by the Pakatan Rakyat Government to help the suffering Rakyat?
* Nga Hock Cheh, Charles Santiago, Legal Bureau Perak DAP

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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year 2009

New Year is the time to celebrate a new Beginning.

The year 2008 is gone but it has also made us strong.

The path was long but we walked along it with a song.

There were tears and fears, but we also had reasons


Pat yourself on the back and savor your year's accomplishments ( even if there is no one that appreciate all you have done or accomplished) And look forward to more this coming years. Let's pray for the PEACE in the world and try our best

to love each other a little more and judge each other a little less.

May the new year brings new hope and prosperity to our nation and may Perak continues to advance forward in the 'Land of Grace'
posted by JL for Dato' Ngeh Koo Ham