[DAP Youtube Video] Motion to discuss UMNO youth’s mob attack on Karpal Singh

28 02 2009




Karpal mobbed – Abdullah and Hishamuddin should apologize

28 02 2009

~ Media Statement by DAP National Publicity Bureau in Petaling Jaya on Friday, 27th February 2009:


The DAP Central Publicity Bureau is outraged and enraged by the barbaric actions of Selangor UMNO youth members, who surrounded and mobbed DAP chairman Karpal Singh in Parliament yesterday. We therefore demand an apology from UMNO president-cum-Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi as well as the present UMNO youth leader-cum-Education Minister, Hishamuddin Hussein.

Parliament is a bastion of democracy and Members of Parliament represent the people. When an MP is mobbed and physically abused by UMNO Youth members in the grounds of Parliament, it shows that UMNO Youth does not respect Parliament and what it stands for.

More than 12 UMNO Youth members who were able-bodied and smartly dressed mobbed and intimidated a 69-year-old wheelchair-bound man, and behaved rudely to MPs. This gives the impression that UMNO Youth members are uncivilised and the only way they know how to solve a problem is by resorting to violence.

The UMNO Youth members were in Parliament grounds from 10am, but until 3pm, no action had been taken by the security guards nor the police. After the shocking incident, the hooligans were even allowed to leave the scene.

The performance of the security personnel at Parliament is disappointing and extremely unprofessional. Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz, who is responsible for parliamentary affairs should also tender an apology to Karpal Singh.

We demand that UMNO Youth chief Hishamuddin take immediate action against the gang of UMNO Youth members who behaved like hooligans and gangsters. If Hishamuddin can’t even control or discipline his own members, is he qualified to be Education Minister, as his duties include implementing policies and programmes to guide and educate the young people of our country?

The DAP Central Publicity Bureau also demand that the three UMNO Youth Chief candidates, former Selangor MB Khir Toyo, UMNO Youth Exco Mukhriz Mahathir and UMNO Youth Vice-Chief Khairy Jamaluddin, to state their stand on this issue immediately.

Would they admit that the act of UMNO Youth members behaving rudely and intimidating a 69-year-old man in a wheelchair is an act of hooliganism and should be slammed and chastised by any upright-thinking and civic-minded Malaysian?

* DAP National Publicity Bureau

Statement taken from official Website of DAP.





【独立新闻在线】巫青团围堵卡巴星向议员动粗 行动党要阿都拉及希山道歉!

28 02 2009

民主行动党对大批巫青团员昨天在国会大厦正门口包围及围堵该党主席卡巴星感到震怒,并促请巫统主席阿都拉巴达威、巫青团团长希山慕丁即刻为巫青团员的野蛮行径道歉。该党说,滋事者驻守五小时,国会警卫竟无行动,负责国会事务的首相署部长纳兹里应就此事向卡巴星致歉。

民主行动党中央宣传局今天凌晨发表声明说,国会是民主的殿堂,国会议员是人民代议士,但却在国会范围里被巫青团员围堵辱骂,显示巫青团丝毫不懂得尊重国会。

“四肢健全,衣冠楚楚,高头大马的数十位巫青团员居然围堵一名69岁、行动不便的老人,甚至对国会议员动粗,突显巫青团丝毫没有文明人应有的礼仪廉耻,只懂得以暴力解决问题。”

民主行动党全国主席、槟城牛汝莪区国会议员卡巴星(Karpal Singh)昨午2时30分抵达国会时,被大约20名巫青团员包围;对方要和卡巴星理论后者昨天在国会发表“该死的(celaka)巫青团赠他两颗子弹”的言论。

虽然卡巴星被带离现场,但随后抵达现场的哥宾星等民主行动党议员与对方一言不合,发生互相推挤和拉扯等肢体冲突。【点击:巫青团去国会找卡巴星算帐 与行动党议员发生肢体摩擦】

滋事者驻守五小时

这份由该党全国副宣传秘书兼雪兰莪州沙登区(Serdang)国会议员张念群签发的声明说,巫青团员在昨天上午十时就出现在国会,国会警卫竟然直到下午三时都没有采取任何行动,还让这群滋事的巫青团员全身而退。

“国会保安委实差强人意,负责国会事务的首相署部长纳兹里应就此事向卡巴星致歉。巫青团团长兼教育部长希山慕丁必需即刻采取行动对付这群形同流氓的团员,倘若连自己的团员都管教不当,希山慕丁有何资格当我国教育部长?”

民主行动党中央宣传局也促请三位巫青团长候选人前雪州大臣基尔、现任执委慕克里及现任副团长凯里,即刻对此事表态,是否认同巫青团员以这种流氓行径在国会撒野,以这种野人姿态对待69岁,行动不良的老人?

新闻转载自《独立新闻在线》





[TheNutGraph.com] RM300 “gift” mystery unsolved

28 02 2009

~ By Teo Nie Ching

“Envelope” journalism

Information Minister Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek boasted in Oct 2008 that Malaysia did not practise “envelope” journalism — a norm in certain developing countries where journalists are paid to highlight certain stories. In less than three months, Shabery was proved wrong in the KT by-election media centre.

It is easy to still preserve the accuracy of his statement and to clear the name of the ministry. What he needs to do is simply take the initiative to investigate the matter and tell us who instructed the staff to offer the envelopes to the journalists.

It is equally important for him to prove that the Barisan Nasional (BN) government is all out to fight corruption and that the prime minister is not the only person apparently concerned about this. The information minister should immediately sack the media centre staff and the individual(s) who instructed the staff to give out the envelopes. Sadly, none of this has been done.

It is also sad that the MACC on 20 Jan 2009 decided not to investigate the case because it said the reporters could not identify the media centre staff.

Read the entire article at http://thenutgraph.com/rm300-gift-mystery-unsolved





【南洋商报】无法保障言论自由 行动党吁废除大专法

28 02 2009

(八打灵再也27日讯)民主行动党中央宣传局说,我国政府才在去年底提呈《大专法令修正案》,今年2月就爆发大学引用该法令对付大专生的个案,显然《大专法令》始终无法保障大专生的言论自由与安全。

该局也严厉谴责北大校方以纪律行动来对付反车资涨价发起人学生朱国伟及东姑哈斯鲁等人。

民主行动党全国副宣传秘书兼沙登国会议员张念群说,虽然校方目前已将听证会展延至3月2日,此举还是不能让人满意,校方应该马上撤销这项不合理控状,同时承诺不会对付其他涉及此案的学生。

她发文告说,《大专法令》已是彻底过时,进行再多的修改也是无济无事,高教部应该马上着手废除该法令。

学生有权申诉

她说,学生绝对有权去申诉不合理车资涨价,就像一般家长不满学生巴士的车资涨价也同样会做出投诉。

“大专生也应该拥有身为消费人的基本权力,事实上,北大大学副校长阿末法艾于1月接受备忘录并会见学生时,也答应了学生的部分要求,可见朱国伟等人的诉求绝对合情合理,如今校方却在一个月后要求周国伟出席听证会,有秋后算帐之嫌。”

张念群说,大专院校是时候检讨传统由上至下的权威教育,不应该轻易就以“机密”二字来否决学生了解巴士服务合约内容的权利。

她鼓励学生参与决策与学生利益相关的制度,公开与学生利益相关的事项,是将大学回归与学生,落实校园自治的第一步,也是提升我国大专院校国际排名的重要一步。

新闻转载自《南洋商报》





【星洲日报】屋后山泥流失 ‧ 金辉花园人怕土崩

28 02 2009

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张念群(左四)与居民研究金辉7路(Jalan karun Mas 7)斜坡的平面蓝图。左起为法蒂拉、刘鈫銔和高志光。右起为行动党沙无拉港新村支会秘书叶国强、行动党党员吴添发、金辉花园睦邻计划主席马苏里和加影市议员陈文华。

无拉港金辉花园居民投诉
●斜坡泥土倾泻,造成沙泥掩盖后巷、沟渠和泥水冲入屋内。
●排水系统出现问题,导致经常面对闪电水灾的困扰。
●垃圾承包商没执行任务,导致堆满垃圾。
●治安欠佳,经常发生屋子被爆窃、罗里电箱失窃等问题。

沙登国会议员张念群回应
●要求此花园区发展商与地主尽快解决斜坡泥土倾泻的问题。
●乌鲁冷岳县水利灌溉局将找出水患导因,一劳永逸解决水患问题。
●促请垃圾承包商依据合约每周清理排水系统和沟渠,无法执行任务者将被列入黑名单内。

(雪兰莪‧无拉港)无拉港金辉花园(Taman Karun Mas)7路屋后的山坡十年来面对泥土流失问题,居民担心国际山庄土崩事件在这里重演,促请有关当局尽快派人抢修。

该花园居民表示,居民早在10年前已向加影市议会、前国州议员、发展商等单位反映问题,代议士也至少4次到现场巡视,不过居民的问题并没有解决。

他们说,屋后的后巷与沟渠早在5年前已被从斜坡倾下的沙泥掩盖,一旦下大雨,泥水冲入屋内,令居民深感愤怒又无奈。

多次要求发展商维修

加影市议会工程组代主任法蒂拉表示,市议会曾多次发出信件和警告信给发展商,要求对方尽快维修斜坡,可是迟迟没有采取行动。

她说,倘若发展商继续拒绝回应,市议会将采取法律途径。尽管如此,市议会一直以来都有观察此地区所面对的问题,可是基于部份单位不合作,导致事情被拖延解决。

她周五(2月20日)与行动党沙登区国会议员张念群巡视无拉港金辉花园时这样表示。加影市议员陈文华也有出席。

规定发展商建防洪墙

张念群表示,据了解,这山坡属于私人地,去年3月,大马公共工程研究院与发展商和地主开会,并规定发展商需在斜坡兴建防洪墙。

她说,尽管如此,有关当局仍不见进行任何工程。如今经过协商后,地主答应将承担部份费用,不过基于维修费非常高昂,希望发展商能分担兴建防洪墙的建筑费。

她指出,市议会为了逼使发展商完成兴建金辉花园的防洪墙工程,指令暂停该发展商其它地区的工程,可是依然无效用。

“市议会已阐明不排除对发展商采取法律行动,只是一旦入禀法庭后,需耗上数年才能完成;目前最重要的是居民的安全,因此希望各造通过协商达成协议,以取得双赢局面。”

盼当局速建防洪墙
高志光(居民)

斜坡泥土倾泻的情况5年前趋向严重,不过有关当局没采取行动,居民担心一旦大石掉下和泥土倾泻,后果将不堪设想。

加影市议会在5天前派遣工作人员在斜坡部份覆盖塑料袋,以防止情况恶化,这是居民投诉10年来首次看到的实际行动。

希望有关当局尽快兴建防洪墙,我们不想国际山庄土崩事件在这里上演。

下雨时泥土流入屋
陈玉英(居民)

我们曾多次向加影市议会反映问题,前马华沙登国会议员拿督叶炳汉也曾多次巡视,可是事情一直无法解决。

斜坡与屋子之间的后巷已积满泥土,路不成形。如今斜坡泥土倾泻的况持续恶化,每当下雨时,泥土也流入屋后。

希望有关当局能吸取国际山庄土崩事件的教训,避免在酿成灾祸后才采取补救行动。

沟渠积沙 ‧ 排水欠佳‧逢雨必灾

另一方面,无拉港金辉花园居民申诉此区的排水系统欠佳,导致居民面对“逢雨必灾”的窘境。

乌鲁冷岳县水利灌溉局主任莫哈末纳兹里表示,据观察,该花园经常面对闪电水灾的主因,并非排水系统阻塞,而是雨水从数个花园区流入主要排水沟,使该沟的排水系统无法及时输出沟水导致回流,继而引发水灾问题。

他说,此花园区缺乏积水区和蓄水池,当局建议在此区地势高的地方兴建积水区,以防止大量雨水涌入主要排水沟内。

他表示,他将观察和研究此花园区的情况,并在必要时采取适当的行动,以便一劳永逸地解决居民多年来的困扰。

张念群:监督方案

沙登国会议员张念群表示,她将跟进上述事件,监督有关当局采取的短期与长期治水方案,确保居民不再面对闪电水灾的麻烦。

此外,她说,垃圾承包商没依据合约注明,每周清理沟渠和排水系统的垃圾,导致沟渠里积满泥沙,影响排水的顺畅度。

“我将向加影市议会反映此问题,一旦该垃圾承包商无法执行任务,市议会该把把承包商列入黑名单。”

新闻转载自《星洲日报》





[The Star] Landslip woes still unresolved

28 02 2009

DISASTERS like landslides can be averted with preventive action.

This encapsulated the mounting frustration felt by Taman Desa Karumas residents after witnessing yet another landslip in the housing area in Selangor.

The recent incident is leading them to seriously doubt if their lives will be spared in the future.

Soil movement on the slope behind the houses in Jalan Desa Karumas 7 was first detected 10 years ago and was subsequently reported to the authorities.

The recent incident caused a landslip only 1.5m away from a row of 10 double-storey terrace houses.

Rukun Tetangga chairman Masrur Ahmad Suffian, 53, said they had dealt with many authorities over the decade but no one had solved the problem.

“We need a proper retaining wall and buffer zone to prevent future incidents. It is clear that the current wall was not built to specifications.

“We’ve experienced landslips and don’t want it to escalate to a landslide involving loss of lives,” he said.

Resident Chii Nyoke Yin, 64, said several residents along the row had moved out during the course of 10 years.

She said although cracks had not appeared, people were still cautious about living there.

Serdang MP Teo Nie Ching who inspected the site took developer Karumas Ehsan Sdn Bhd to task for not showing up at the meeting arranged between her, the company and Hill Village Sdn Bhd.

“Part of the slope belongs to Karumas Ehsan and the other part to Hill Village whose representatives are present today to see if a solution can be worked out. If a terraced slope can be built, it will prevent landslips,” she said.

Meanwhile, Kajang Municipal Council engineer Fadilah Razali said Karumas Ehsan initially submitted a plan for a retaining wall.

“Based on Ikram’s advice that modifications be made to the wall, the council issued an order to the developer to submit a new plan but the time to do so has lapsed.

“The developer’s failure to respond in time could lead to the council initiating legal action,” she added.

Article taken from The Star.