Batu Talam by-election: BN candidate to face charges on 25 Jan

I was informed that the BN candidate Aziz Kiram will be dragged to the courts in Raub over a “land-cheating’ case on 25 jan 2007.He was sued by his own member in Raub some two weeks ago.You must have still remembered that Azmin, Ezam and Irene of PKR were prevented by the SPR from contesting in the 2004 general Elections simply because they have some cases pending with the courts.So why the double standard, Tan Sri Rashid?According to the Malaysiakini reporter who are reporting from Raub, the people of Batu Talam seem to be excited about the by-election. They have complained that BN has been making empty promises over the past elections time and again. He also reported that MCA Wanita chief Dr Ng Yen Yen was forced to withdraw her statement in which she attacked the Independent candidate Ng Chee Pang personally. She belittles Ng by saying that Ng has only SPM and he should be studying in TAR College through a scholarship from the Chang Ming Thien Fund. She was very embarassed when she was told that Aziz Kiram is also a SPM holder!!!

Her statement also backfired as most of the 1,800 Chinese voters in Cheroh/Batu Talam have no opportunity to receive higher education thanks to the racial biased quota system and the the poor leadership of the Umno-led Barisan Nasional Government, in which her party (MCA) is a component.

Talking about the Chang Ming Thien Fund, I wish to remind the bloggers that I made a police report against the former MCA chief Ling Liong Sik over the fund in 2004 because the MCA mismanaged the CMT Fund and as a result the Fund was not put to use after its inception some 20 years ago. I also wanted Ling and MCA to justify why there was a big shortfall in the accrued nterest.

The police did conduct an investigation based on my report. The new MCA Chief On Ka Ting later annouced that the CMT Fund has increased by some RM6 million without any explanation. It was 22 years late before the contribution made by the late Chang Ming Thien was finally put to use. CMT Fund would have been hijacked by MCA leaders if not because of  the police investigation based on my police report. And now Ng Yen Yen has the cheek to talk about the CMT Fund! If the CMT Fund was organised properly and put to use soon after its inception, even the father of Chee Pang could have the opportunity to pursue higher education with the scholarship. Tak Tahu Malu Ke, Dr Ng?

Ng Yen Yen is also the MP for Raub. She has not served the people of Cheroh/ Batu Talam very well as far as I know. For instance, I have to take  the initaitive to clean up and beautify the only chidren playground in Cheroh together with the local DAP branch some years ago. She only fix the lights for the only basketball court in Cheroh after much pressure from the DAP.

She also failed to relocate the rubbish dump near the village for years. Houseflies were every where during the dry seasons. One can expect a high number of protest votes from Cheroh in this by-election.

Malaysiakini has the story…

南华裔选民不满承诺未兑现
国阵冀农产收入高会纾解不满

郭史光庆
07年1月18日 下午1:50
随着尚未届满的22岁的不知名独立候选人黄志彭,在提名日突然冒出来硬碰巫统候选人阿都阿兹。原本只扮演补选配角的民政党与马华,现在须肩负更艰巨的任务,确保华裔选民不会因为同情或不满政府的政策而改投黄志彭。峇都达南州议席拥有1万525名选民,其中华裔选民只占了11%,巫裔选民占了79%,印度人和其他种族占了10%。在大马种族政治的框架下,类似的选区只有以巫裔和穆斯林为主的巫统和回教党才有较高的胜算,一般上其他的华基朝野政党不会贸然参选。黄志彭的上阵导致补选焦点集中于华裔选民,预料这将会为华裔选民带来许多国阵的“大选糖果”。巫统署理主席纳吉已经透露,峇都达南华裔选区将会获得“神秘礼物”,由马华署理主席陈广才在较后作出宣布,让长期以来因选民比例偏低而遭忽略的华裔选民引颈长盼。在这次补选中,若投票结果显示华裔选民的反对票大增或者投票率大减,这将反映马华和民政无法说服华裔选民把票投给巫统候选人,届时两党不仅颜面大失,还必须向国阵作出交待。林锦胜承认马华最吃力马华劳务区会主席林锦胜承认这一点,“(黄志彭)主要挑战马华,最吃力的是马华,其次才是民政,现在全国的华社都在看积罗新村的华裔选民会作出什么选择”。民政党劳务区会主席苏秀荣也清楚了解这一点,因此他认为马华与民政必须紧密合作,采取共同的应对策略。“只靠一个党并不完善,我会与马华联系,采取共同的策略。”

深信黄志彭是行动党代理人

两人不约而同指出黄志彭实际上是行动党的代理人。林锦胜认为,黄志彭是反对党杯葛补选后,由行动党所派出的棋子,旨在打击马华的威望和士气。

“他的父亲是行动党的州财政,这位21岁的年轻人刚毕业,没有什么政治理念和目标,对于为民服务也没有概念……但是无论他背后的政治力量是谁,马华肯定会全力以赴。”

苏秀荣则相信,反对党早知自己毫无胜算,才作出杯葛选举的决定,但是依然派出黄志彭以独立人士的身份作为试金石,探测华裔居民对政府的表现是否满意,以拟定下届大选的策略。

农产品涨价掩盖全国课题影响?

至于全国民生课题如汽油与大道涨价是否将影响华裔选民,两人则抱有不同的看法。出生在积罗新村的林锦胜向《当今大马》表示,积罗新村属于郊外地区,村民并不特别关注全国课题。

“对于汽油涨价的问题,他们会明白政府已经作出津贴,大道涨价也只是依据合约行事,这是无可避免的。”

苏秀荣在行动室接受《当今大马》访问时则相信,上述课题多多少少会影响华裔选票。不过,两人皆同意,由于村民大多务农,因此目前高涨的农产品价格让村民收入大增,对执政党肯定是一项利好因素。

民政党将会利用这项课题来抗衡不利国阵的全国课题,苏秀荣表示,“我们会尽量拉回课题,以原产品价格高涨的现象来掩盖不利的全国课题”。

选民轰国阵空头支票没兑现

《当今大马》在积罗华人新村的一间咖啡店进行街访时发现,两名土生土长的华裔选民都对21岁的独立候选人黄志彭参选感到欣慰。

他们是现年42岁的割胶工人李贵兴(右图)和49岁的建筑工友张有勋,“有竞争才有进步,如果没有人竞选,他们就会讲了不做”。

李贵兴指出,国阵政府在过去多年来屡开出“空头支票”,没有兑现所许下的承诺,其中一个“出尔反尔”的课题就是距离新村半公里以外的垃圾场。

出尔反尔,垃圾场16年没关闭

他表示,尽管当时村民强烈反对,但是政府依然在1991决定于该处设立一个垃圾场,于是附近居民开始了长达20多年的恶梦。

“垃圾场晚上发出很重的臭味,对居民的生活起居影响非常大。”

他补充,在某些季节里该区会出现大量的苍蝇,相信是源于上述的垃圾场。

“每次大选都有讲要关闭,过后又不了了之,没有做到,他讲是没有用的,你由不是不知道。这次补选政府又答应了,我们看他会怎么样?”

受询及他是否相信这次的诺言将兑现,李贵兴忿然表示,“换成是你,你会相信吗?”

华裔选民受替阵杯葛决定影响

张有勋(左图)则投诉自己住家旁的河堤坍塌,影响住家的建筑结构,而马青总团长廖中莱与副国安部长胡亚桥已拜访其住家,答应将协助维修河堤,目前只能静观其变。

对于最后一分钟参选,在当地名不经传的黄志彭,李贵兴表示当地人都认识其父亲黄魁令,但是对于黄志彭则毫无印象。

他说,自己不会因为黄魁令而投票给黄志彭,“要看他的表现如何,谁可以做到东西就投给谁,不能只是用嘴讲”。

至于替阵杯葛补选的决定,张有勋认为此举将对华裔选民起着一定的影响,但是他们都表示,反对党还不曾到当地向选民解释杯葛选举的目的。

请记得张明添基金
杨白杨
07年1月18日 下午5:45
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杨白杨,原名杨文波,另有笔名欧阳恩、李安、马明、胡先及陈默等,马来亚大学中文系及教育系毕业,擅长散文、杂文及时评。他在我国报章撰写过多个专栏,其文字多变,或正经严肃、讲情说理,或嬉笑怒骂、反讽侧击,或直抒胸怀、真情流露,极受读者欢迎。已结集出版者有《坦然集》、《华团漫步》、《神伤中国》、《黑白之间》、《无关政治》及《百字书》。杨白杨简介及他所写过的专栏

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峇都达南补选,反对党杯葛,国阵候选人阿都阿兹对垒未满22岁的年轻小伙子黄志彭。马华领袖纷纷发表文告,痛打这小子和其后台彭州行动党。众多文告之中,马华妇女组主席黄燕燕那一篇写得最好。不过听说马华中央宣传局要求传媒撤回这篇文告,叫人啧啧称奇。

我看了有关文告内容的报导,黄燕燕一面宣扬我党的大功大德,一面嘲笑政敌的无能无力,大长我党志气,大灭敌人威风,为什么要撤回呢?后来,《当今大马》追踪报导,疑是黄燕燕的文告嘲笑独立候选人黄志彭只有SPM资格,而国阵巫统候选人阿都阿兹也是SPM资格,打敌人却打到自己人,因此急急要求媒体收回。

黄燕燕看不起她的年轻宗亲黄志彭,说他在新闻发布会上,连基本问题都无法完整地回答,须劳烦其父亲黄魁令回答。她尖酸刻薄的问道:“若黄志彭当选州议员,岂不是要带他的父亲一起上州议会,以供咨询之用?”不只这样,黄燕燕在揶揄黄志彭的学历只有大马教育文凭SPM时说:“要是她有意继续深造,可以选择校誉良好的拉曼学院及拉曼大学就读。若他面对财务上的困难,也可申请2所大专学府的各类奖贷学金,包括马华发放的张明添基金。”

有医生专业资格的黄燕燕嘲笑只有SPM资格的黄志彭,这小伙子一定很伤。不过,黄志彭,你不必伤心,虽然你只有SPM资格,没有进大学,但是,除了提倡健康政治文化和努力背诵弟子规的黄燕燕和百万马华同志会嘲笑你之外,其他活着的人都不会嘲笑你。我们祝福你,给你打气,你还年轻,年轻就是本钱,你要加油,读个学位回来,不要让燕燕阿姑拿着拉曼大学和张明添基金笑你!

黄燕燕的巫统同志、黄志彭的对手阿都阿兹就更伤了。他不但只是SPM资格,他已经47岁,过去几十年,他也没有进拉曼学院或者拉曼大学弄个学位回来,他的本钱比黄志彭少得多。黄志彭败选之后,可以进大学,阿都阿兹中选后就可怜了,SPM资格,又不能带他的爸爸一起上州议会供咨询之用,一定会很惨。

黄燕燕以张明添基金讽刺黄志彭,勾起华社对张明添基金的回忆。张明添基金是马华的骄傲。要不是有大学资格的马华领袖们把张明添交给他们的千万元教育基金收了20年才拿出来,别说黄志彭可以申请,黄志彭的爸爸妈妈当年都可以申请张明添基金去读大学了。多少华人子弟当年期待申请张明添基金以进大学,却因为张明添所托非人而不可得?如今他们看到黄燕燕以张明添基金来嘲笑只有SPM资格的华人子弟,心里会怎样想?

黄燕燕读太多弟子规,忘记了张明添基金的历史,才会得意忘形地以张明添基金来嘲笑只有SPM资格的黄志彭。我们恳请所有拥有大学资格的马华领袖们,千万记得张明添基金的历史,才不会步黄燕燕后尘,以张明添基金来嘲笑没有大学资格的华人子弟,如黄志彭。至于阿都阿兹,你们只能够像黄燕燕那样笑他只有SPM,千万不要叫他申请张明添基金,他如果成绩好,不必痴等马华托管的张明添基金20年,他任何时候都可以拿到政府奖学金。

5 Responses to “Batu Talam by-election: BN candidate to face charges on 25 Jan”

  1. sampalee Says:

    See,without this by-election all this arrogance and lowly human behaviour will not have the condition to manefest.Just as the bad will manefest the good that comprise the courage and truth seeker of batu talam is sure to bear fruits come this polling day.Tuhan is watching and all will come to pass.The voters of talam will chose right over might,once they awaken to the truth,the oneness that umno tried to break-up as malays/nonmalays and muslims/nonmuslims.

  2. K S Ong Says:

    I have always wondered whether the ministers travel under BN expense or government expense. At every election, be it general or by-election, the top leaders would criss-cross the country to show each other support.

    EC should ban any government allocation of funds, issue of land titles and so on, during campaign period because these are blatantly unfair and unashamedly used by BN at every election.

    At a general election, EC should also not allow the PM or DPM to visit the EC office just to show that they are independent and not beholden to the leaders.

    Even though Ng Chee Pang is facing an almost impossible task of victory over the domineering BN machinery, I wish the people of Raub would take this opportunity to show their displeasure over what has been happening to our country lately.

  3. Skfc Says:

    Its battle between David & Evil umno Goliath.

  4. VTT Says:

    I hope that the people of Batu Talam will make an intelligent choice by voting the independent candidate, if he is to retain his deposit, I will consider it a win for the opposition………..

    make us proud sons and daughters of Batu Talam

  5. KAREMO Says:

    umno dulu,kini dan selamanya

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