Thursday, August 19, 2010




霹雳州人民在哀悼中,因为他们没有机会投选所要的政府,这犹如马来亚当时被统治的情况。民主已在霹雳州死亡。当州议会进行时,许多警员包围及控制着霹雳州议会大厦。在国政的指示下,合法的州议会议长,Mr. V.Sivakumar被警员们强迫拉出州议会。警方在按照国政的指示下行事,也可以违反法律。霹雳州也因此成为了警察州。州议会已不再是商讨与辩论州事的地方。各代表也没有机会自由地发表。周内年度预算案只在短短的20分钟内被通过。与此同时,州议会也在一天内结束。这情况使到霹雳州人民,同时也包括马来西亚人民感觉到8月31日的国家独立日不再有意义了。




木威区国会议员 及 实兆远州议员

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Do not force us to celebrate‏


Perakians are mourning. Do not force us to celebrate. If forced to fly the flag, can we fly half mast?

I refer to the statement by the Mayor of Ipoh, Datuk Roshidi Hashim that shops that do not fly the national flag on National (Independence) Day, or the state flag on the Sultan’s birthday will risk their licences withdrawn.

Perakians are mourning as they can no longer choose their own government just like colonial days. Democracy is dead in Perak. Hundreds of police surround and take hold of the Perak State Assembly building whenever the Assembly sits. The legitimate speaker, Mr.V.Sivakumar was forcibly removed by the police from the State Assembly on the bidding of BN. The police broke laws with impunity because they carry out their actions according to BN’s instructions. Perak in virtually a police state. State Assembly is no longer a place to debate and discuss the affairs of the state. Elected representatives are no longer allowed to speak freely. Annual Budget is approved within 20 minutes and State Assembly is over within a day. For Perakian and Malaysians who symphatise with us, there is nothing to celebrate on this 31st August our national independence day.

Allow Perakians to mourn for this may be soothing to their souls. Allow them to wear black coloured shirts or even fly black coloured flags on 31st August, if that will help to alleviate the injustice that they are subjected to.

Has the Mayor of Ipoh been directed by BN Government of Perak to enforce the above said ruling? It sounds like imperial masters of the past forcing patriotism on the conquered subjects. It is like the Japanese who conquered the then Malaya and using force on the people of Malaya to host the Japanese flag and swear allegiance to the Imperial Japanese Government.

If the BN government and the Mayor of Ipoh insist that shop owners must fly the flags, may I ask if they are allowed to fly half mast?

Dated this 17th day of August 2010.

MP for Beruas
State Assemblyman for Sitiawan

Friday, August 6, 2010

Perak State Assembly destroyed by BN‏

Media Statement

Dato’ R. Ganesan, the chairperson of the Perak State Assembly sitting on 3/8/2010 acted against the fundamental purpose of a legislative assembly and breached the legislative assembly convention when he ordered Dato’ Seri Nizar Bin Jamaluddin out of the State Assembly. Dato’ Seri Zambry, BN Perak Menteri Besar does not want the State Assembly to function properly.

The media were not aware of the events in the Perak State Assembly before Dato’ Seri Nizar Bin Jamaluddin, as opposition leader stood up to speak during the 3/8/2010 sitting. This is because they were not allowed into the State Assembly (except the pro BN media) and were placed in a glass enclosed area where they cannot hear the proceedings unless BN appointed technicians turn on the microphone in the State Assembly.

Dato’ R. Ganesan had ruled that Dato’ Seri Nizar as opposition leader be given 15 minutes to speak and the other elected representatives be given only 10 minutes to speak. He also ruled that the sitting will only be for one day. This has sparked protest and objection from Dato’ Seri Nizar and PR elected representatives as this ruling make a mockery of the legislative assembly. The microphones were switch off so that the media cannot hear the protests and the hansard will not record the request by the PR elected representatives to have at least 4 to 5 days’ sitting.

The fundamental purpose of a legislative assembly is to allow elected representatives total freedom to speak before any enactment or bill is passed. The elected representatives are also expected to bring out all issues that affect their constituents. This is the place where elected representatives are expected to speak their minds. Laws have even been passed to protect elected representatives from being sued so that they are free to speak. Dato’ Ganesan’s rulings go against the fundamental purpose of the legislative assembly.

By convention, the Perak State Assembly does not limit the time an opposition leader can address the house. The only limitation the State Assembly imposed is that the speech of the elected representatives must be relevant and relate to the State of Perak.

In 2004 when I was the opposition leader, Dato’ Seri DiRaja Tajol Rosli of Barisan Nasional who was then the Perak Menteri Besar allowed me to speak as long as I like and my speech normally takes about 3 hours to cover the various issues affecting the people and the State of Perak.

In 2008, when Pakatan Rakyat was in government with Dato’ Seri Nizar Bin Jamaluddin as Menteri Besar we also did not limit the time Dato’ Seri Tajol Rosli who was then the opposition leader to speak and he took about 2 ½ hours to deliver his speech.

It is the duty of Dato’ Seri Nizar and Pakatan Rakyat elected representatives to protest and object to the ruling by Dato’ R. Ganesan to limit speeches to 10-15 minutes which is ridiculous.

The Pakatan Rakyat representatives would have failed in their duty if they allow this ruling to stand as the people who elected them expect them to discuss and debate all issues affecting the people.

Pakatan Rakyat elected representatives have submitted more than 200 questions for the BN Government to answer. The 1 ½ hours allocated for Question and Answer session per day of sitting normally see only about 10 questions being answered. It is the intention of the BN Government not to answer the questions submitted by PR elected representatives.

The BN Menteri Besar, Dato’ Seri Zambry and his Exco must be willing to be questioned like the Prime Minister and his cabinet in Parliament. If they do not want to be accountable to the people, then they should resign honourably. They cannot be allowed to take high pay and enjoy all the perks which are paid by the people and yet not be accountable to the people.

The 3/8/2010 sitting clearly show that Dato’ Seri Zambry, the Menteri Besar together with his Exco who were rejected by the people but gain power through despicable means and assisted by the court do not actually want the State Assembly to function.

The majority of the people who do not trust Dato’ Seri Zambry and his Exco have been proven right as Zambry and his Exco do not want an open debate which will expose them.

To the small group of the people who have asked us to give BN a chance to operate, the events on 3/8/2010 sitting and the earlier sittings clearly show that BN Perak does not want the Perak State Assembly to operate.

Dated this 6th day August 2010.

MP for Beruas and
State Assemblyman for Sitiawan

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Zambry & Abdul Rahman control Perak State Assembly‏

Media Statement

Perak Menteri Besar, Dato’ Seri Zambry and the Perak State Secretary, Dato’ Dr Abdul Rahman must explain who instructed the State Assembly doors be pad locked and who gave instructions to prohibit laptop computers from being brought into the Perak State Assembly when Dato’ Ganesan a/l Retanam who chaired the State Assembly yesterday has stated his stand otherwise

Dato’ Ganesan A/L Retanam who chaired the Perak State Assembly yesterday upon my query ruled that laptop computers can be brought into the State Assembly and he also ordered that the doors on the opposition side that were pad locked be unlocked.

Prior to the sitting yesterday, the Perak State elected representatives had received a notice from Rumaizi Bin Baharin @ Md Daud, the secretary to the State Assembly that laptop computers and video cameras cannot be brought into the State Assembly. Rumaizi Bin Baharin @ Md Daud unfortunately is a civil servant employed by the state government seconded to the job.

I have queried Dato’ Ganesan why when it has been the policy of the State Assembly to encourage elected representative to bring laptop computers to the State Assembly have now been prohibited from doing so. In fact the State Assembly has in 2004 and 2008 budgeted and gave each elected representative a new laptop computer to enable State Assemblyman/ women quick access to information. The State Assembly has wireless internet connection for easy access to internet information. Dato’ Ganesan replied that laptop computers are allowed in the house.

I also queried why when the letter from Rumazi stated that video cameras are not allowed, BN has position people to openly video shoot the whole proceedings to which Dato’ Ganesan has no answer. When I complained that the doors of the State Assembly on the opposition side are pad locked, Dato’ Ganesan ordered the doors to be unlocked.

In the last sitting the doors on the opposition side were also pad locked and the opposition elected representatives have no choice but to walk across the Assembly hall to the other side to exit from the House. Some pro BN media have labeled us as rude and uncivilized for walking across the hall. I believe it is BN’s strategy to use this method to produce materials to paint PR elected representatives in a bad light.

Media representatives (except those appointed by BN) have no access to the Stated Assembly. They were quarantined in an glass ‘aquarium’ where they can hear only what BN wants them to hear i.e the microphone is swith on or off at the dictate of BN employed technicians.

Unless Dato’ Ganesan dare to cite Dato’ Seri Zambry and the State Secretary, Dato’ Dr Abdul Rahman for contempt of the august house, he should step down immediately rather be humiliated like a cow with its nose hooked and led by Zambry and Abdul Rahman.

Zambry and Abdul Rahman must answer to the public for the contempt they showed to the Perak State Assembly and putting it into disrepute.

Dated this 4th day of August 2010.

MP for Beruas
State Assemblyman Sitiawan