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Lim Kit Siang nabbed at the airport

June 28, 2007

LKS Series # 3

 

Dear Sir

 Re: Hello Lim Kit Siang. (28  years old). On 13th May 1969, where art thou? 

The 1969  May 13th   racial riots started from the house of  the then Menteri Besar, Dato Harun Idris. The house was in Princes Road ( Jalan Raja Muda). Half a kilometre away, at Fook Chuen Mansions, Batu Road ( Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman ) was the office of the then Secretary General of the Democratic Action Party, Mr Goh Hock Guan.*. He was and still is a Chartered Architect and Town Planner practising under the name of M/s Goh Hock Guan and Associates.

 

Prior to 13th May  1969, LKS  was a political  Liliputian. He was the DAP National  Organising Secretary and the Editor of The Rocket** then.  His first  political debut projected to the Malaysian public was his  participation in the “ Great Cultural Debate” between the DAP and the Gerakan which took place before the General Elections of 1969. At that point in time Gerakan was in the Opposition. After the 13th May riots, Gerakan joined the Alliance to form the Barisan, until today. The debate was held at the MARA Auditorium which was at Batu Road, Kuala Lumpur.

 

When the ethnic riots started on 13th May 1969,  LKS was in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. A political novice, untried with no credentials to back him up. He was campaigning for the independent candidates there. Fellow members of the DAP in Petaling Jaya called LKS on the phone asking him not to come back to Kuala Lumpur for his own safety until such a time when  things cooled down. (Official fiqures:190 plus, Malaysians killed.)

 

LKS in his maiden political quest for justice, freedom, upholding of democracy and an equal right to happiness, dignity and fulfillment in life,  was already under the “protective” custody of the KK police. He replied that he “ is going back to Kuala Lumpur immediately and is not afraid to DIE for his political convictions” — all for a better life for all Malaysians. There was no choice. He had to martyr himself. There was no alternative. However, in case his life was spared, LKS was prepared to face any charges that the Alliance Government will bring up and charge against him.

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Flights between East and West Malaysia was suspended.  Also at that point in time there was no direct flight between Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu. LKS took the first flight out of KK to Singapore en route to KL on 15th May 1969. He had to stopover in Singapore.  

When he was in Singapore, he had many friends and supporters to discuss the racial riots and its consequences on opposition members. Anything can happen. There was no guarantee on his safety. LKS was adamant that it was his sacred duty to go back to KL.

 

He took the first available flight to Subang International Airport ( now Sultan Abdul Aziz Airport ) on 18th May 1969. He boarded the plane at the Paya Lebar International Airport, Singapore The  plane took off for KL.

 

While airborne, all of a sudden, LKS found that he was now alone. Alone to face the music. He cannot turn back then, unless of course the pilot turned the plane around. Samuel Taylor Coleridge can describe him as:-

“Alone alone, all all alone

Alone on a wide wide sea

And never a saint took pity on his soul in agony” – in the Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

                                                                                  Samuel Taylor Coleridge

 

The airborne mariner cannot change his mind then. Can he call for help? Call who? Call the CIA?. Call the FBI? Call the KGB?. Call MI 5?. Call OSS?. Call Chin Peng?. Call Chen Tian?. ( there were no mobile phones then)

 

Lim Kit Siang believed that he was going to be eliminated. On this last home coming  flight,   he  decided  to write a  last  letter to his wife – a homemaker. He asked his wife to be strong, to  expect  the EXPECTED and  to  bring up the four children.***.  To LKS, the demise of LKS is NOT important. The Political Future of Malaysians and the Future of Malaysia ARE of Paramount Importance. Malaysia MUST GO ON!  The letter was physically handed to the flight stewardess for posting. But it was without a stamp. Until today the letter was not delivered.  

The curfew was on. There were  lots of soldiers around the Subang Airport  then. They were there guarding the airport and to PROBABLY “welcome” home  in a formal reception “ceremony” for Mr Lim Kit Siang. All the soldiers’ SLR rifles were on a horizontal level. Their forefingers were just glazing the side of the trigger, in preparation to shoot at any time.

 

The moment of truth had arrived. The stage was set. The grand finale was about to begin. LKS came into  the arrival  hall. The atmosphere was unexceptionally quiet. Nobody was talking. The silence was deafening. It was tense and solemn because everybody were expecting the arrival of the Yang Berhormat,  the DAP MP for Bandar Malacca (now Kota Melaka). LKS was no fugitive. LKS, a young, non violent, non belligerent man, stepped out of the arrival hall. A group of Special Branch Officers  and soldiers with their horizontal SLRs “greeted” him. LKS need not hail a taxi for his transport to KL. There were no taxis anyway. There was also NO shooting.

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On his journey to the High Street Police Station, LKS saw for himself the senseless carnage, atrocities, plunder and destruction. Smoke can still be seen from houses which were torched. After a few days of detention in the High Street Police Station, LKS was  sent   to a Police Station in Kuala Selangor, Selangor. 

                   

Prior to 13-05-69, Dato Dr Ismail (later Tun), left the Government. He joined back the Government immediately after 13-05-69. The first words he said was “Democracy is Dead”.  As the Minister of Internal Security, Dato Ismail signed the Detention Order on LKS. LKS was then sent to the Muar Detention Camp. He was entitled to free food and lodging for the next 18 months at taxpayers’ expense. Ironically, Muar was 32 miles away from LKS home. His house is in Batu Pahat,  Johore

The Internal Security Act is an Act of Parliament formulated to suppress the communist insurgency and to arrest the communists at that period of time. Ironically, the PAP’s ( later DAP) Member of Parliament for Bungsar (now Bangsar) , Mr Devan Nair supported the ISA Bill earlier then.****. It is detention without trial.

 

While under detention LKS was appointed the 3rd  National Secretary General of the DAP (in absentia). There was a vacancy. The appointment was necessary because somebody had  disappeared  but  can be found in another country. He stayed put in that country then. “ I am NO LIM KIT SIANG.  If  I  go back  then,  all of you will be deprived of a Great Leader”.    The vacancy was filled. LKS  held  the  post of  National Sec-Gen  till 1999.

 

LKS could have absconded while in Singapore. ( Singapore was given independence by Malaysia in 1965). He could have asked for political asylum in another country. He could have been an MP in exile. He was and is a true loyal Malaysian Citizen. With guts, he went back to the hornet’s nest – “a river of no return”,  says Marilyn Monroe. Sorry. My apologies. He was and is  still in one piece. He was never charged in open court then. He will still be around for many years to come.

 

Cowards die many times before their deaths, the valiant never taste of death but once”—Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare

Again sorry lah Kit, (as he is fondly known as).  We do realise that, the particular effective organ that is part of your anatomy is your gift of  the gap – a non lethal instrument. Now we know you are battle hardened. In spite of your tireless, relentless political pursuit, vocal, articulate or otherwise, until today, matters have become from bad to worst. True, “That All Men Are Born Equal but then some selectives are more equal than others—Abraham Lincoln’s version for  2nd class citizens.

 

LKS was again detained, the 2nd time in 1987, (after the 1986 General Election)  under the Mahathir Administration. He got free curry lunch, lodging, bed and breakfast again for another 18 months, on the auspicious pleasure of the host — the Barisan Government ala taxpayers. Again  no charges were brought against him. Can somebody name me a similar Malaysian likewise?

                                                                 

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Somebody say LKS only NATO ( No action, talk only). If that is the case, let him talk! We like to hear him talk. Why detain him to stop him from talking? You are hitting below the belt. Do you want him to talk on what you like to hear and then stop him from talking on what you don’t like to hear? But at the same time you go on talking and talking on what we don’t like to hear! (Editor: hahah…that’s a good one! )

 

Finally, a belated sincere tribute must be made to the powers that be, at that critical, predatory point of time. LKS’s life was spared. The expected was not performed. The expected was unexpected – so to speak! Had LKS, the political apprentice left us to join the happy hunting ground, he will be forgotten. Nobody will raise an eyelid after all:-

                                                                      

“When beggars die, no comets are seen.

The heavens blaze forth the marriage of princes  Julius Caesar,  William Shakespeare’s

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The powers that be was still rational then. Maybe its was mercy.

  

The quality of mercy is not strained

It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven

The Merchant of Venice. William Shakespeare                                                           

                                                                      

So to the players of  May the 13th, I am wishing a belated words of  thanks. To Whom It May Concern.  Thank You Very Much  for the fact that we still have LKS around. Say what we like. We argue.  We are all still Malaysian Citizens. We are born here. Do you want to deprive LKS  of his citizenship like Mr Lim Lean Geok ? By the way LKS is local born and can be classified as a Baba and his wife a Nonya. He is more Malaysian than  a bigger number of Malaysians put together!

Finally, we reiterate that we are all peace loving citizens. Some say we are citizens “by default”. This is subjective and debatable. Supposing we ARE citizens by default, we are still citizens, maybe 2nd class citizens or otherwise.

 

To all Malaysian mankind:-

He loveth best, who loveth best, both man and bird and beast.

He loveth well, who loveth well, for all things both great and small

For the dear God who loveth us, he made and loveth all.”  

Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s moral message to humanity especially to Malaysian humans.                                                                                              

The writer notes that after the riots of 13th May 1969, the Deputy Prime Minister, Dato Abdul Razak (later Tun) set up  The National Operations Council. Parliament was suspended after all “Democracy is Dead”. Looking after this NOC, was Dato Ghazali Shafie (later Tun).                                                             4

Incidentally, the 3rd man in ranking, in  the  NOC  then, was a slim, serious, handsome, no nonsense looking man – a politically unknown then.  He was probably the “executive secretary” of the NOC. He literally commanded the day to day operations of the NOC —  hands on. He was already a “Chief Executive Officer” and “Prime Minister” then, way back during 1969.  He looked familiar and was identical  towards  a former school mate of mine from my Alma Mater : Methodist Boys School, Penang. My school mate’s  name was and is Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

 

Lastly, to all the participants of May the 13th that are not indicted including Lim Kit Siang. All are still executives of  liberty,  happy,  free from all encumbrances and despotic control. All will live happily ever after including LKS.

                                                                    

* Mr Goh Hock Guan was the 2nd DAP Secretary General (1968 to 13th May 1969). Mr Goh’s  sister, Ms Phyllis Goh was an architect undergraduate then and was a college mate of the writer.

In 1969, the writer was staying above the office of M/s Goh Hock Guan & Associates at Fook Chuen Mansions at Batu Road, Kuala Lumpur. He had a 1st Class ring side seat cum an On Line, Real Time bird’s eye view of the May 13th story.

   

** Lim Kit Siang was the 1st DAP National Organising Secretary and Editor of The Rocket. (1966 to 1969).

Lim Kit Siang was appointed the 3rd  DAP Secretary General (1969 – 1999) – the longest serving DAP Sec Gen.

   

*** As at 13th May 1969, Lim Kit Siang has four children then. The eldest is a son 9 years old then. He is Lim Guan Eng,  the  present day  Secretary General of the DAP.  An Australian Graduate of  Monash University, he is an Accountant by profession.

 

The second child is a daughter. She was 7 years as at 13th May 1969. She hold a double degree – in law and in accountancy.

 

The third child is also a daughter. She was 6 years old as at 13th May 1969. She is a B.A degree holder.

 

The last and fourth child is a son. He was 3 years old as at 13th May 1969. He is a heart specialist. A few years ago, I understand that he was attached to the IJN (Institut Jantung Negara) as a cardiologist.

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PAP is the People’s Action Party of Singapore which was already ruling Singapore in 1964.

                                                                 

Mr Devan Nair was  born in Malacca on the 8th of August 1923. He was the main organizer and founder of the DAP. Naturally he became the 1st Secretary General of the DAP ( 1966 – 1968). He stood as a PAP ( later DAP) candidate in Bungsar in the 1964 General Election. Winning this Bungsar seat, he became the Member of Parliament for PAP in  the 1964 – 1969 parliamentary session. From 1981 to 1985 he was appointed  the President of Singapore. Dr Chen Man Hin, the present day DAP Life Advisor said “ Without him the DAP may not be born”.

 

The writer at 18 years old, campaigned for Mr Devan Nair during 1964 General Election. His son Janadas (now Ph D) recalled the days when he was small boy as at 1964. He remembered an incident when the writer was nearly apprehended by  the police when the writer put up a  2nd  political banner at the Railway Station  KL  prior to the 1964 General Elections. The setting up of the 1st banner was earlier accomplished at the flyover, beside the KL Railway Station. The banner says “ Vote  PAP – a  Non Communist  Democratic Socialist Party”. The writer then was able to outwit, out manoeuvre and  run away from the  police in  a  busy  KL  because he was young,  agile and  was on a portable bicycle! 

Dr Jana (as he is known to me) who is now residing in Canada. He was here  on  2006 during the DAP Devan Nair Memorial. We recalled the good old days.

 

The writer deliberately put in the names of the literary writers because of requests from the younger readers.

 

AKAN DATANG

Watch out for

1)  Dr Lim Kit Siang.

2) “Lim Kit Siang – 18 months after 13th May 1969” in the coming episodes.

3) Lim Kit Siang an opportunist and an agent of UMNO?

  

Yours truly,

  

James Bond Zero Zero One

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BMC access: Anti-Toll signature campaign launched on Sunday

June 26, 2007

今日焦點
開路委會召集反對建收費站
號召萬人簽名運動
★焦點現場:蕉賴皇冠城

歐陽捍華(桌子后方左起)、方貴倫及陳國偉,為該簽名運動主持推介。

(蕉賴24日訊)皇冠城開路委員會今天開始展開萬人簽名運動,召集當地居民,一起反對政府在皇冠城要道建設收費站。

委員會主席陳文華指出,公共工程部長拿督斯里三美威魯早前在國會上宣布將在該區建立收費站,這是很不合理的作法。

“當初,當我們向發展商購買此區的房屋與店舖時,由于有關方面已表示此區不會建收費站才購買,豈知現在的情況卻相反。”

他續說,該區居民並不是免費使用有關道路,居民在經過蕉賴9哩時,也必須繳付90仙的過路費用。

“政府把許多工程私營化,不就是為了要提升服務嗎﹖為何反而加劇人民的經濟負擔﹖”

他說,人民一向都有繳付所得稅,政府不應該讓人民承擔有關費用。

該區居民熱烈響應簽名活動,抗議政府在蕉賴皇冠城興建收費站。

“我們希望工程部長能公佈有關合約,讓人民了解有關合約內容。”

他表示,無論如何,該委員會將召集所有居民,儘可能籌集萬人簽名,再連同備忘錄呈交給首相署。

“委員會將在下星期六傍晚6時,于皇冠城商業區內,設立櫃檯供居民簽名。”

他今天邀請武吉免登區國會議員方貴倫、蕉賴區國會議員陳國偉及雪州行動黨主席歐陽捍華出席推介“萬人簽名反建收費站”運動時,如此表示。

歐陽捍華說,早前該區4人被警方無理毆打,他們是陳文華、雙溪龍行動黨支會主席陳漢國、居民何奇隆及何奇輝。

“雪州行動黨已決定按照之前民主行動黨中委劉天球被抗暴隊毆傷事件,為此次4名受害者入稟地方法院向警方索償1000令吉。”

非高速公路
*雪州行動黨主席歐陽捍華

如果政府執意要在該要道建收費站,無疑將成為世界笑柄。

該路並非高速公路,而且只長達1.5公里,如果建收費站,那將是全世界最短的收費道路。

我認為這是政府、發展商、大道公司的責任,不應該由無辜的購屋者承擔。

加劇人民負擔
*武吉免登區國會議員方貴倫

早前精明防洪隧道在還未能正式操作防洪系統,就已向人民徵收過路費,是個本末倒置的個案。

現在無論是房屋或食物,幾乎每樣東西都要收稅,如今政府還表示要在這短短的1.5公里的道路,建設收費站,無疑是嚴重加劇人民的負擔。

政府不應該為了符合發展商的利益,而讓人民承擔不必要的費用。

達到施壓效果
*蕉賴區國會議員陳國偉

早前該區國會議員馬基曼在國會上已向政府表示,一旦政府不取消建設收費站,居民將繼續抗議。

明顯顯示,居民的抗議對政府而言,已達到施壓效果。

此路不是政府或發展商的道路,而是屬于皇冠城居民的道路,在該路建收費站,是件很不合理的事。

這條道路是州政府為了應付過量的車流而要發展商興建,如果沒有這條道路,此區的居民是無法取得住用證,如今居民已取得住用證,證明發展商是有根據興建規劃圖興建該區的一切設施。

目前最賺錢的公司就是大道公司,好比說克連沙嘉大道公司在去年就已把成本連本帶利收回,其成本只須2億9000萬令吉,而從1999年至去年年底,該公司就已收到了2億9600令吉。

BMC access:Toll plaza works started today

June 25, 2007

BREAKING NEWS!!!

Grand Saga started work to construct a toll plaza on the blocked access road from Bandar Mahkota Cheras to KL this morning. Cheras MP Tan Kok Wai rushed to the site after tipped off by BMC OARAC chairman Tan Boon Wah and he managed to stop all works.

Grand Saga has the backing of the “toll mister” (you know who) but such act is totally unacceptable and DAP will work closely with the BMC residents to fight for their rights.

Yesterday, the BMC OARAC just launched a month-long 10,000 people signature campaign as a protest against the installation of a toll plaza at the RM16 million access road from BMC to KL. The access has been blocked for more than a year since its completion. More than 13 demonstrationshave been held to mark the strong protest by the BMC and BSL residents.

Rawang HTZ: A victory for the people!

June 25, 2007
It’s a case of “satu hati” Vs “suka hati” (borrowing Sdr M Batumalai’s words) in today’s dramatic tussle between the Rawang villagers and TNB officials.

More than a hundred villagers managed to prevent TNB workers to start work on the high tension transmission project. We insisted that all works have to stop before a solution or agreement be reached between the villagers and the Federal and Selangor state governments.After our protest, the TNB officials have no choice but to leave the site.

I must thank the workers for refilling the big hole they have dug earlier to prevent a potential tragedy from happening.

After the protest, the authority now sets a new date for discussion and negotiation with the Rawang Anti High Tension Transmission Project Action Committee and affected landowners on Friday 29 June 2007 @9am at the Selayang Land Office.

Both Chan Kong Choy and Tang See Hang were said to be present on the day. I will be there too as the advisor of the committee.

TV8 also sent its team to cover the event and it was broadcasted over its 8pm Mandarin news a while ago. TV3 was also there to cover the entire event.

Saty tuned.

百余人力阻国能动工建电缆
万挠村民今天再打赢一仗!

■日期/Jun 24, 2007   ■时间/06:24:50 pm
■新闻/家国风云   ■作者/Merdekareview庄迪澎
           
【本刊庄迪澎撰述】国家能源公司(国能)职员今天到雪兰莪州万挠新村动工兴建高压电缆的部份工程,百多名村民拉着布条赶到现场阻止铲泥机(神手)继续挖掘深坑。由于双方各不让步,场面一度僵持不下,但一个多小时之后却戏剧性收场,国能让神手司机将已挖掘的深坑重新填回,收队离开,村民则为打赢了一仗而鼓掌欢呼!国能(营运与技术)高级副主席莫哈末西迪在本月19日向媒体宣布,雪州行政议会决定在万挠新村兴建高压电缆已成定局,高压电缆不会绕道而行,而且将在今天(6月24日)动工。【点击:广才承诺解决•国能宣布动工 万挠村民要以庭令阻高压电缆】成立“争取高压电缆绕道工委会”消息见报后,万挠“反对高压电五人小组”召集村民会商,并在昨晚成立了一个由21名村民组成的“万挠新村争取高压电缆绕道、反对逼迁工委会”,由原五人小组成员吴亚九担任主席。万挠新村居民两年前接获通知,国能计划在新村附近兴建高压电缆,并要求该村51户人家搬迁。村民拒绝国能的赔偿建议,坚决捍卫家园。后来村民成立了五人小组,展开反对高压电缆运动。

“万挠新村争取高压电缆绕道、反对逼迁工委会”今天上午11时在万挠新村召开记者会,多名党团代表都赴会声援村民,包括民主行动党非政府组织秘书刘天球、人民公正党总财政梁自坚、雪兰莪州署理主席李成金、隆雪华青团长陈松林及委员李英伟。

记者会中途,已有村民村民报告,国能职员已在新村范围动工;此时,刘天球号召村民在记者会结束后到现场阻止动工。

记者会在中午12时左右结束后,一百多个村民拉着布条,浩浩荡荡的步行到大约一公里外的动工地点。村民一到现场,其中一人看到神手已经挖掘了一个面积大约一百平方米的深坑,手持一份公文非常激动的冲上前,蓦地跪下,一时也吓坏了那名神手司机。

由于在万挠新村兴建高压电缆的纠纷仍在斡旋中,村民们不满国能单方面擅自动工,因此情绪有些许激动及鼓噪;不过,村民们仍然十分克制,间中虽有高声叫喊将深坑填回,但没有发生肢体冲突。

陪同村民到场的刘天球、李成金及梁自坚等人则与在场的国能高级职员交涉,要对方即刻停工离开现场;不过,国能职员宣称,国能是在政府的土地上动工,而且获得州政府批准,村民无权阻止。

陈广才无法找到替代路线?

刘天球告诉在场的国能雪兰莪州区经理沙尼阿末(Sani Ahmad),能源、水务及通讯部长林敬益、士拉央区国会议员陈广才、万挠区州议员邓诗汉、能讯部高级官员、国能高级管理层和五人小组曾在5月23日达成协议,给陈广才及邓诗汉一个月的时间寻求解决方案,以便将高压电路线转移到另一可行的绕道地点。

陈广才当时向媒体宣布,解决方案是把高压电路线转移到连接瓜雪亚三爪哇(Asam Jaya)和万挠邓普勒花园(Templer Park)的拉达高速公路(LATAR Highway)右边,绕过万挠新村。【点击:陈广才一个月内寻解决方案 万挠高压电事件或绕道解决】

不过,沙尼阿末(左图)却说,所谓一个月时间是用来决定高压电缆的路线,而现在雪兰莪州政府已经决定了按照原来的路线兴建高压电缆,不会绕道。万挠高压电缆工程高级经理阿兹敏(Azmin)甚至一度告诉刘天球,陈广才和邓诗汉告诉国能,他们无法找到用来绕道的替代路线。

当刘天球转身向媒体重复阿兹敏的说法,并问地方能否引述他的名字后,阿兹敏就不愿载证实上述说法。

沙尼阿末也一再重复说,他们今天动工的地点是政府地,不归村民所有,因此村民无权干涉;他也要刘天球等人先去了解实情。

刘天球及吴亚九等人不同意沙尼阿末的说法,吴亚九说,沙尼阿末并没有出席5月23日的会谈,因此不了解实况;吴亚九也点出在场的万挠高压电缆工程高级经理阿兹敏(Azmin)曾出席会谈,他应该告诉沙尼实况。

刘天球(右图右)也告诉沙尼阿末等国能高级职员,雪兰莪州政府迄今从未对此事发表声明,而且倘若雪州政府真的决定按照原来路线兴建高压电缆,以及准许国能在这片所谓“政府地”动工,必有公函。因此,他要求对方出示公函。

沙尼却回应说:“你要看公函,就正式写信给我们。”刘天球反驳对方道:“你这是官僚主义作风”,并告诉对方,如果无法出示公函,就应该立即停工离开。

结果双方一直在有没有州政府公函,以及没有公函是否能动工的问题上僵持不下;沙尼阿末一度沉不住气,拉高声量向刘天球叫喊:“是你固执!”刘天球见状,对站在沙尼阿末的身旁的另一名国能职员慕希丁(Mohiddin)说:“叫你的朋友别提高声量。”后来,沙尼阿末退到一旁,不再和刘天球对话。

下周五土地局会商

阿兹敏一度问“万挠新村争取高压电缆绕道、反对逼迁工委会”秘书王仲辉,如果国能出示州政府公函,是不是就让国能继续动工;刘天球和王仲辉都说,村民这方不能做此承诺。

尽管如此,中午12时40分左右,国能方面却突然答应回去八打灵再也的办公室取信,让工委会代表过目,并说大约一小时后回来;过后,沙尼阿末和其中几名职员开车离开现场,阿兹敏和慕希丁则留在现场。

一小时之后,沙尼阿末等人并没有带着所谓的州政府公函回到现场;阿兹敏却突然通知刘天球,说接到邓诗汉的电话通知,不但国能收队,也要“万挠新村争取高压电缆绕道、反对逼迁工委会”及刘天球等人在下周五(6月29日)上午9时30分到土地局会商解决此事。

得悉消息后,村民都很雀跃,纷纷神手司机把已挖出来的泥土重新推回深坑。刘天球等人也继续和阿兹敏交涉,要他们吩咐神手司机将深坑填回;阿兹敏后来也同意了。

当两架神手分工将泥土推回深坑时,村民都涌到深坑旁鼓掌欢呼;直到深坑填回后,村民们才离开现场。

今年5月17日,国能承包商也曾到万挠新村动工兴建高压电缆,同样遭村抗议和阻止;双方协商了三至四个小时,万挠警局副主任苏巴马尼安(Subramaniam)后来接获“上头”指示,国能技术人员、工程承包商、警察才陆续离开动工地点。当时,接获消息的邓诗汉曾表示会亲身前来,后来却不见人影。【点击:万挠人阻国能建高压电缆 邓诗汉讲要来却不见人影】

万挠新村位于陈广才所属的士拉央国会议席及邓诗汉所属的万挠州议席,陈广才也是马华公会署理总会长及交通部长,而邓诗汉自1982年便当选万挠州议员,迄今已经六届,他自1999年大选后出任雪州行政议员,目前掌管投资、工业与贸易事务。

点击:高压电缆威胁万挠村民系列报道

更新: June 24, 2007 18:09

萬撓新村高壓電纜工程動工
逾百村民包圍國能承包商
阻建高壓電纜掀罵戰

超過百名村民包圍住泥機,喝止司機立即停工離開,場面險失控。

China Press

(萬撓24日訊)萬撓新村今早展開高壓電纜興建工程,逾百位村民聞風而至,與國能職員及承包商激烈爭執,場面火爆!

由于村民的情緒激動,國能職員逗留約兩個小時后,在萬撓區州議員拿督鄧詩漢的來電指示下撤退,定于本月29日在土地局舉行對話會,再作談判。

今日上午10時左右,行動黨中委劉天球及雪華堂青年團,在萬撓新村舉行高壓電纜匯報會。

11時許,10多名國能職員及承包商,攜同兩輛神手進入新村,引起轟動。

國能及承包商在廟宇旁挖掘土地,但很快被聞風而至的村民團團包圍,阻止對方。

劉天球促請對方出示雪州政府的批准信,但是對方一再推辭,強調劉天球必須致函國能總部來索取信件,他的答覆引起村民不滿。

村民與承包商僵持近1小時,國能接獲上層指示立即填回坑洞撤退,這場糾紛才和平結束。

劉天球強調,較早前的會議上已議決,交由鄧詩漢及士拉央區國會議員陳廣才一個月時間,來尋找交替地點建高壓電纜,豈料言猶在耳,國能卻迫不及待動工。

國能澄清,他們已經確定,所有建議的交替地點並不適用,所以決定在原地動工。

雙方各執己見,場面火爆,大約半小時后,國能同意讓步,回到總部領取批准信。

這時,村民要求神手司機停止挖土,不過國能職員很快就折返,結果無法得逞。

下午1時許,中區強化計劃(CAR)高級經理阿茲敏接獲鄧詩漢來電,指示國能及承包商先撤離新村,待本月29日會議再作商討。

國能同意撤離,更把已挖掘的土地,重新填好。

無論如何,阿茲敏強調,國能興建高壓電纜的地段,屬于國能保留地,並沒有重新征地,所以沒有違法。

續採法律行動保護家園
“村民堅決不搬”

劉天球(右2)代表村民與國能代表談判,要求出示施工批准信卻遭拒,雙方僵持近半小時;左起為梁自堅及李成金。

爭取繞道、反對逼遷、萬撓新村工委會主席吳亞九指出,盡管萬撓州議員拿督鄧詩漢答應安排村民、國能與土地局開會,但他們仍不會放棄任何一線免除搬遷的希望。

他說,各造皆未取得雙贏方案,國能卻一再委派承包商進入村內展開工程,還好每次經過村民爭取,對方妥協停工離開,但難保他們哪天會強硬施工。

他表示,工委會將在本月29日與各造開會后,若仍無未能取得讓村民滿意的結果,他們將繼續採取法律行動保護家園,堅拒搬遷。

“村民絕對不會搬遷。”

他今日參與村民匯報會及和國能承包商接涉后,如是指出。

在今日匯報會上,各造也一再抨擊當地國州議員拿督斯里陳廣才和拿督鄧詩漢失信,沒有積極協助他們處理遭逼遷,讓路高壓電纜計劃的問題,才會造成今日局面,讓村民深感失望。

工委會前身“五人小組”主席林成昌指出,鄧詩漢早在10年前已得知這項計劃,而村民則在2005年正式收獲國能的搬遷通告信,可是過去2年來卻沒有積極為村民解決問題。

他說,他們上月23日與能源、水務與通訊部長拿督斯里林敬益開會時,國能表示只待州政府處理土地問題,繞道計劃絕對可行,要求國州議員在一個月內提呈繞道計劃書。

“最近,國能單方面宣佈繞道計劃不可行,理由非常牽強,包括需時一年時間重新策劃及技術不允許等,各造出爾反爾的態度很沒城意。”

他重申,村民不反對發展,只希望不必搬遷,也無需受高高壓電磁波影響。

申請司法審查
★爭取繞道、反對逼遷、萬撓新村工委會代表律師梁自堅

雖然雪州行政會議已批准新村建高壓電纜,但村民還是有權入稟法庭,要求暫緩計劃,以便有充裕時間,尋找替代方案及繼續談判。

村民除了向高庭申請停工令,也可以申請司法審查。

現在只有國能單方面宣佈,州政府已批准工程,以及繞道方案不可行;可是州政府一直沒有作出回應,這對村民很不公平,因此我建議村民申請司法審查,讓法官判定誰是誰非。

村民注重的不是賠償,而是希望擁有安全及健康的生活環境。

國能出爾反爾
★雪州中委劉天球

國能出爾反爾,之前說繞道沒有問題,現在反口說技術問題行不通。

我覺得,如果申請停工令,國能還是有方法向法庭申請撤銷,所以最佳方法是申請司法審查,至少能拖延一段時間,進一步與各造談判。

將辦簽名運動
★隆雪華堂青年團團長陳松林

我們將協助村民,尋找以前的地方大藍圖,證明是先開闢新村后,才設下高壓電纜保留地。

同時,隆雪華堂將在本月27日召開會員大會,屆時我們將進行簽名運動,以示支持萬撓新村村民爭取繞道、反對逼遷

200村民力阻高压电动工
僵持两句钟国能无功而返
实习记者黄勃扬
07年6月24日 晚上9:26
Malaysiakini
国能公司按照原定动土计划

,今日派出两辆铲泥机到万挠新村进行高压电工程

,但是在大約200名新村村民的齐力阻止下

,成功迫使当局暂停施工。

双方在现场僵持不下,气氛相当紧张,所幸没有酿成肢体上的冲突。经过大约2个小时的互不让步,最终由国能公司做出妥协,承诺在下一轮会谈之前不会贸然施工,令所有村民欢呼胜利。

交通部长兼士拉央国会议员陈广才和万挠州议员邓诗汉,曾在上个月杪与能讯部长林敬益、能讯部高级官员、国能高级管理层和“万挠新村反电缆5人小组”举行会议,同意在一个月内解决村民的问题,另觅绕道路线建高压电缆。

不过,国能却在上周表示,经过国能向雪州政府解释之后,州政府并不接纳绕道的建议,而允许国能按照原定计划进行电缆工程。而国能也铁定在今天於万饶新村展开兴建高压电缆的工程。

国能动土消息传出后,万挠“反对高压电5人小组”几天后召集村民商讨对策,并成立了21人的“争取绕道,反对逼迁” 万挠新村工委会,由5人小组成员吴亚九担任主席、林成昌担任副主席、王仲辉担任秘书和温伟明担任财政。该工委会也召开了今早的村民大会。

共有大约200名村民出席今早11时开始的村民会议,其中民主行动党非政府组织主任刘天球、雪州财政巴都玛莱、公正党总财政梁自坚、雪州署理主席李成金、隆雪华堂青年团团长陈松林,以及属下的“关注万挠新村高电压逼迁”小组协调员李英伟也到场给予支持。

由于接获消息,在结束村民会议和记者会后,与会的村民立即赶往到新村边境一起阻止高压电工程的进行。

村民抵达工程现场后,发现铲泥机已经挖了一个约十尺深的洞,更有村民立即上前呼喝在内的司机下车。

要求出示州政府批准公函不果

在群众的一片谩骂声下,国能公司聘请的私人承包商被迫停下铲泥机。此举引起国能公司职员的不满,并以州政府已批准有关工程为由,指示司机继续动工。

这时,有村民出示一封近期由国能公司发出、承诺会在7月6日后才动工的公函。刘天球也也要求国能公司方面出示州政府批准工程进行的文件,否则在政府未作出宣布之前,村民将继续阻止国能公司动工。

但是,在场的国能公司雪州区域经理沙尼阿末却拒绝出示有关文件。沙尼阿末表示,村民如果要求有关文件,必须书写正式函件向国能申请;而且,他也反驳说,国能目前只是在政府保留地动工,并没有违背7月6日前不到新村动工的承诺。

国能公司中马区输电工程高级经理阿兹敏甚至表示,陈广才和邓诗汉已经通知国能说,有关替代路线已经没办法采用了。

国能公司代表的强硬态度引起村民的情绪益发高涨,并将国能公司的代表团团围起,人群中也不断传出村民高亢的抱怨和谩骂声,造成双方的谈判一度陷入僵局,无法继续。

约半小时后,阿兹米做出妥协,答应村民出示州政府批准工程进行的文件,不过文件需要1个小时才能够送到。虽然在中午艳阳高照下,村民依然毫无离开之意,纷纷坚守在现场等待结果。

邓诗汉允本周五召开多边会议

阿兹米在一个小时后再次出现时,但是他没有出示州政府批准工程进行的文件,而是带了邓诗汉的口讯,指后者表示将于本月29日早上在士拉央土地局召开多边会议,包括陈广才、新村村民和国能,针对这悬而未决的课题进行另一番讨论。

此外,在村民的要求下,阿兹米也允许铲泥机司机将已经挖好的洞填补回去。他也承诺,在下一轮会议之前,国能不会再擅自动工。

此项宣布马上换来现场村民的欢迎,并在一片胜利的气氛中看着洞逐渐被填平。

刘天球之后向《当今大马》记者表示,经过今天的事件后,身为万挠居民代议士的陈广才和邓诗汉一定要站出来向村民交待,而不是一直躲在国能后面。

PKFZ: DAP MPs seek meeting with PKA chairman Chor Chee Heong

June 24, 2007

港務局超出市價44%買地

林吉祥要求2週內解釋  GuangMing Daily

updated:2007-06-23 20:20:10 MYT

■林吉祥(右3)表示將會把問題呈上國會。右起鄭文福與陳彼得。(放大) (巴生訊)

針對港務局以超出市價44%的18億令吉買下西港約1000英畝的地段來發展巴生港口自由區計劃事件,國會反對黨領袖林吉祥要求直接涉案的3造,即交通部、港務局與發展商在兩週內作出解釋,同時,他也會把此課題呈上國會。

他說,根據調查,有關地點地價每方尺售14令吉,可是以10億令吉購買1000英畝地段,依推算每方尺值25令吉,購價比市價超出接近一倍。

 “此外,有關的發展經費也由原本的5億1900萬令吉,突然增加至13億令吉。” 他表示,這些無故增加的數據,不禁令人對此計劃起質疑。 他週六(23日)前往巴生港口自由區實地瞭解時,如是指出。

陪同者包括行動黨中委劉天球、雪州副主席陳彼得、州委鄭文福等。

林吉祥說,這項計劃耗費巨大,但從目前的發展看來,空置的工廠與貨倉,似乎與“價值”不符。 因此,他希望涉及這項計劃的人士,包括當年的交通部長敦林良實、現任港務局主席拿督曹智雄、現任交通部長拿督斯里陳廣才及有關發展商等,都應該站出來向社會大眾作出解釋。

此外,劉天球說,他們已針對有關問題兩度向警方報案,但至今仍未獲得回應。

他說,巴生港口自由區雖建竣工多年,但在啟用後卻沒有吸引太多投資者前來參與經濟活動,顯示這項發展猶如“白象計劃”。

“區內也設有512間貨倉作為轉運中心,但由於設計不符,空間狹小,以致毫無吸引力,至今僅有兩間貨倉啟用。”

(光明日報•2007.06.23)

高價購地設港口自由區
林吉祥促3造解釋

Sinchew Daily News

updated:2007-06-24 12:48:47 MYT



■林吉祥(中)實地巡視巴生港口自由區的發展近況。右起鄭文福與劉天球。左二為陳彼得。(放大)

(巴生訊)國會反對黨領袖林吉祥限定交通部、港務局與發展商,在兩個星期內,解釋高價購地設港口自由區的事件。

他說,港務局以超出市價44%的18億令吉,購下西港約1000英畝的地段,發展巴生港口自由區計劃。
他說,根據調查,上述地點地價每方尺售14令吉,可是上述高價則顯示每方尺值25令吉,購價比市價超出接近一倍。

“此外,發展經費也由原本的5億1900萬令吉,突然增加至13億令吉。”

他表示,如果三方無法作出解釋,他會把這課題帶上國會。

他是週六(23日)前往巴生港口自由區實地瞭解時,這樣指出。陪同者包括行動黨中委劉天球、雪州副主席陳彼得、州委鄭文福等。

兩次報案無回應

林吉祥說,這項計劃耗費巨資,但從目前的發展看來,空置的工廠與貨倉,似乎與“價值”不符。

此外,劉天球說,他們已針對上述問題,兩次向警方報案,但至今仍未獲得回應。 (星洲日報•2007.06.24)

Chua Soi Lek Vs Chong Eng or Lim Guan Eng?

June 14, 2007
As I said earlier, there’s no way that MCA leaders would dare to debate with DAP leaders openly on any issues except for Ong Tee Kiat. Besides factually poor with a bad record, they also lack the substance in general. Just look at Ong Ka Ting and you would know what I mean.

Anyway, since Chua has chosen to belittle EanYong Hian Wah, DAP Selangor has decided to invite Chong Eng or Lim Guan Eng to face him on the issue of mother tongue education. The official challenge will be issued to Chua at his office in MCA’s headquarters tomorrow morning  in the form of a letter. Pray very hard if you are keen to see the debate to take place.

捍华建议冠英章瑛与细历辩论
柔民行欲办三党州主席辩论会

07年6月13日 早上11:54 Malaysiakini

雪州民主行动党主席欧阳捍华表示

,他对马华副总会长蔡细历拒绝和他辩论华教问题

,感到遗憾与失望。

“本人是否是蔡细历的对手

,只有在擂台上见真彰。民主行动党有的是人才,任何的州领袖或中央领袖都有能力和蔡细历辩论。”

他发表文告说,既然蔡细历认为要和中央级的领袖辩论,那么他愿意安排他和秘书长林冠英或副秘书长章瑛进行辩论。

“这两位中央领袖已经答应与蔡细历针对华教问题进行辩论。本人最终的目的,是要让全体华社了解我国华文教育没有获得公平待遇的困境。”

阳捍华表示,雪州行动党愿意充当两党领袖辩论会的主办单位,而他本身将会亲自发函邀请蔡细历与民主行动党中央领袖辩论,希望后者不要再次找借口推搪。

他继称,有关辩论会的细节,包括主持人、地点、时间、进行方式,经两党同意后将对外进行公布。

柔民行向蔡细历下战书

在雪州民主行动党之后,柔佛州行动党也向马华柔佛州联委会主席蔡细历下战书,辩论州内的教育问题和医疗政策。

民主行动党柔佛州社青团秘书陈泓宾表示,行动党柔佛州主席巫程豪(右图)也是名执业医生,并兼任行动党中委以及医药保健局主任,精通三语,可以随时奉陪蔡氏以三语辩论教育问题,尤其有关柔佛州内的教育问题,以及医疗政策等。

可选择巫程豪或陈胜尧辩论

陈泓宾认为蔡细历心中要辩论的对象是巫程豪以及甲洞国会议员陈胜尧医生,但迟迟不敢开口。

他希望蔡氏不要高空喊阵而又临时退缩,若后者不敢公开辩论柔佛州教育问题的话,亦可以和该党全国署理主席陈胜尧对垒。陈胜尧也是名精通三语的医生,熟悉各项政教问题。

陈泓宾今日发表文告,炮轰也是卫生部长兼马华副会长的蔡细历,不要找借口逃避与行动党辩论教育民主化问题,以及柔佛州政府在大选前才拨款320万令吉,给州内华校以及华人庙宇的实际意义的争论。

他继称,在较早前的马接补选,马青领袖也一样挑战行动党辩论,结果还是找借口临阵退缩。

他也吁请民政党柔佛州主席张国智不要置身度外,应该参与有关辩论,并相信巫程豪的三语能力和辩才,应付两人是吃绰绰有余。

陈泓宾建议由新山华团协调,并在新山华文最高学府南方学院举行一场以柔佛州教育问题以及医疗保健政策的辩论会,以三语的方式进行三位州主席大辩论。

“另一选择,则是在董教总与陈胜尧以三语辩论华教课题。他希望蔡氏不要向马青领袖一样,只懂得叫阵和行动党辩论,却往往临阵退缩。”

陈泓宾说,马华在分配华校拨款是不应顾此薄彼,以派系来分配政府拨款。

指马华根据派系分配华校拨款

他表示,就以永平二小来说,因为位于隶属于马华非主流派魏家祥亚依淡国会选区内,却被马华中央派的阻扰,没把永平二小的建设拨款列入第九大马计划。

他指出,位于马华非主流派掌管的柔佛州巴莪国会选区的公孺华小和爱华华小,在去年大水灾前闹出2、3万令吉拨款只是三几片木板维修的窘境,也赖马华非主流派的翁诗杰揭发。

“过后,副教育部长韩春锦却迟迟没有拨款修建公孺华小和爱华华小,一直到去年柔佛州大水灾后,两间华小被洪水严重破坏,韩春锦才被逼拨款30万令吉维修两间华小。”

促蔡细历回答5个华教窘境

他也要求蔡细历身为马华柔佛州主席,协助解析柔佛州华小的窘境:

一、国小学校数目依随学生人数而增加。华小和淡小的学生人数虽然也增加,但学校的数目却反而减少了。

二、根据教育部的规定,每英亩校地的学生人数为200人。如果按照这个标准,新山县目前尚缺少超过20间华小。到2020年将缺乏30间华小。

三、在第九大马计划下,政府拨给小学的教育预算,共有48亿3千730万令吉。国小学生人数,占全国小学生总数的75.74%,但却取得45亿9千812万令吉,占了拨款总数的95.06%。华小学生虽然占全国小学生总数的20.96%,但华小在第九大马计划下,只取得1亿7千434万令吉的拨款,占了拨款总数的3.6%。平均每位华小生的拨款只占每位国小生的七分之一。

四、政府依然不承认华文独中统考文凭,造成华小师资不足的问题。

五、教育部派遣不谙华文的学业辅导老师到华小执教。

蔡细历:欧阳捍华不够格与我辩论

行动党与蔡细历之间的辩论“口水战”,是在蔡细历带领柔州马华,宣称向柔州政府争取320万令吉特别拨款予州内华校及宗教团体后引发。

当时行动党雪州主席欧阳捍华批评马华“矮化自己”争取拨款,却在政府政策上无能为力。此言引起蔡细历的反驳后,欧阳捍华随即邀请蔡细历就华教课题进行辩论。

不过,根据今日《东方日报》报道,蔡细历回应说,欧阳捍华不够资格与他辩论,而且他不认识欧阳捍华。

蔡细历说,任何人等欲向他“下战书”,也须有一定的党职,对方理应与他拥有同等水平或相称的地位。

“我不能贬低自己,这不是因为我骄傲,要挑战我辩论,也需有一定的水平,不然,我会被说成欺负对方。”

蔡细历也指出,他对欧阳捍华更是一无所知,也完全不认识这位“从政者”,甚至忘记这位挑战者的姓名。

“我只记得,他(欧阳捍华)是在党内矛盾纷争后,突然冒起成为雪州行动党主席…他要公开辩论,我想这是一位(政坛)新人要利用相关课题,以提高个人形象。”

刘永山:蔡细历作风言辞自暴其短

针对蔡细历这番言论,雪州行动党今日再次做出反驳。

雪州行动党秘书刘永山(右图)批评,蔡细历的作风言辞,恰好自暴其短。

他表示,整个辩论的形势尚未定夺,也意味着辩论的形式可以是欧阳捍华和蔡细历一对一单挑,也可以是以团队辩论的方式对辩,惟这胥视双方最终所排出的阵容而定。

“那么为何蔡细历如此拒他人于千里之外呢?难道蔡细历有什么难言之隐,以致他必须如此回应?”

此外,刘永山也说,蔡细历是在2007年6月7日回应欧阳捍华于2006年6月6日发表的文告

他问道,如果蔡细历认为欧阳捍华不是他的对手,为何蔡细历必须在欧阳捍华发布文告翌日便撰稿回应欧阳捍华?

他说,蔡细历大可一笑置之,可是他何必动用到“严厉抨击民主行动党雪州主席欧阳捍华的指责”、“自爆其短,贻笑大方”等等措词强烈的字眼?

“蔡细历如此回应,正好显示马华自爆其短,当家不当权的悲观现实,也显示马华在争取我国华文教育平等权益上节节败退的困境。”

“晏子出使楚国不入狗门”

他继称,回到价值的层面来看,如果详细研究蔡细历夜访柔佛州州务大臣争取拨款一事,发现蔡细历等人是在周一晚上于大臣官邸用过晚餐后,针对已拟好的议程进行讨论至深夜11时,才争取到320万令吉的拨款。

“西汉刘向著《战国策•齐策一》提及齐国晏子出使楚国不入狗门羞辱楚王一事。我们不能明白的是,蔡细历堂堂一名联邦部长、同时也是国阵老二副总会长,在为华教争取拨款时,竟然如此委屈,以致他必须在非办公时间(晚上)率众前往非办公地点(公邸)和州务大臣进餐之后才能谈华教课题。”

“这可以从蔡细历是在州务大臣公邸和州务大臣进餐之后必须深谈至深夜11时才能获得这笔拨款。蔡细历如此自我矮化,肯定是中华文化上下五千年史前无例、后无就范,也显示他还得向不入楚国狗门的晏子多多学习。”

他认为,雪州行动党任何一位领袖都有能力跟蔡细历本人或其所委派的马华领袖过招。更何况,如果蔡细历是一名“堂堂正正做人、清清白白做官、踏踏实实做事”的马华高官,更口言马华对华教贡献良多,那他就必须有勇气在辩论舞台上让马华的“政绩”接受唇剑舍枪的洗礼。

马华只有翁诗杰敢与政敌辩论

另一方面,民主行动党中委刘天球(左图)表示,面对来自年轻的欧阳发下的战书,蔡细历最终选择高挂免战牌,实为意料中事。

他说,毕竟马华领袖众多,但是能够提起勇气和政敌公开辩论者,只有马华副总会长翁诗杰一人而已。

他说,要不是蔡细历自吹自擂,将柔佛州政府拨款220万令吉给华教,以讨好华社博取选票的“指定动作”,当作是马华的功劳来看待,欧阳捍华也不会写文章加以评论;如果不是蔡细历继续夸夸其谈,也就不会引发这起辩论。

“今天蔡细历以一句‘欧阳是谁’?大有‘捍华不是我的对手’之意,说穿了只是他的退堂鼓而已。”

“蔡细历这次不战而败,失威者不仅是他本人,连整个马华也抬不起头来。事缘他曾经扬言不怕和民主行动党人公开辩论华教课题,刘永山才代表行动党发下战书,任由蔡细历选择辩论的形式,人选和其它细节。”

“如果他不敢面对挑战,又或者碍于自认身份‘崇高’,‘不屑’与捍华(不是部长,也不是国州议员)一较高下,蔡细历大可让马华另外派员应战;除非马华上下认定这场辩论,不论由谁上阵都讨不了好处,那又另当别论。”

他补充说,若仔细读一读董教总的文告,就知道华教的问题重重,几十年来都无法获得解决,就知道马华其实“当家不当权”,对华教的贡献,确实乏善可陈!

“代表行动党的辩论员只要稍微整理一下资料,然后将它们一一化为问题,在辩论时争取时间一一开炮,马华的辩论员(即使是十个蔡细历),也必然难以招架,甚至哑口无言。”

-为什么一定要死掉一间华小,才能增建另一间华小?(所谓的迁校)
-为什么要关闭白小?(不是说,马华与华小共存亡吗?)
-为什么华小拨款这么少?(只占总额的3%)
-为什么华小这么多临教?(国小教师过剩)
-为什么新山,吉隆坡和八打灵一直严重缺乏华小?(国小却过剩)
-为什么华社不要宏愿学校,马华不敢反对?(难道马华要华小变质?)
-为什么英文教数理违反教育原理,马华大力支持?(马华一直避开不谈)

Chua Soi Lek “chicken out”

June 13, 2007

Dr Chua Soi Lek dares not take up the challenge of a public debate on the subject of Chinese education issued by Selangor DAP Chairman EanYong Hian Wah was certainly not a surprise.

After all, Chua is not another Ong Tee Kiat; he’s more like a Khairy Jamaluddin. No?

I have issued a statement in Chinese today in solidarity and support with Sdr EanYong Hean Wah. Here’s my statement…

欧阳捍华 对垒 蔡细历告吹啦?

/ 刘天球

 

要不是马华副总会长拿督蔡细历自吹自擂,将柔佛州政府拨款2百20万令吉,以讨好华社博取选票的“指定动作”,当作是马华的功劳来看待,民主行动党雪州主席欧阳捍华也不会写文章加以评论;如果不是蔡继续夸夸其谈,也就不会引发这起辩论。

 

面对来自年轻的欧阳发下的战书,蔡最终选择高挂免战牌,实为意料中事。毕竟马华领袖众多,但是能够提起勇气和政敌公开辩论者,只有翁诗杰一人而已。

 

今天蔡以一句“欧阳是谁”?大有“捍华不是我的对手”之意,说穿了只是他的退堂鼓而已。

 

蔡这次不战而败,失威者不仅是他本人,连整个马华也抬不起头来。事缘他曾经扬言不怕和民主行动党人公开辩论华教课题,雪州秘书刘永山才代表行动党发下战书,任由蔡选择辩论的形式,人选和其它细节;如果他不敢面对挑战,又或者碍于自认身份“崇高”,“不屑”与捍华(不是部长,也不是国州议员) 一较高下,蔡大可让马华另外派员应战;除非马华上下认定这场辩论,不论由谁上阵都讨不了好处,那又另当别论。

 

说到马华由谁上阵都必败无疑,其实有一定的根据。

 

大家只要花一点时间,仔细读一读董教总的文告(散见今天(612)各大华文报),就知道华教的问题重重,几十年来都无法获得解决,就知道马华其实“当家不当权”,对华教的贡献,确实乏善可陈!

 

代表行动党的辩论员只要稍微整理一下资料,然后将它们一一化为问题,在辩论时争取时间一一开炮,马华的辩论员(即使是十个蔡细历),也必然难以招架,甚至哑口无言。

 

“为什么一定要死掉一间华小,才能增建另一间华小?”(所谓的迁校)

“为什么要关闭白小?”(不是说,马华与华小共存亡吗?)

“为什么华小拨款这么少?” (只占总额的3%)

“为什么华小这么多临教?” (马来小学教师过剩)

“为什么新山,吉隆坡和八打灵一直严重缺乏华小?” (马来学校却过剩)

“为什么华社不要宏愿学校,马华不敢反对?” (难道马华要华小变质?)

“为什么英文教数理违反教育原理,马华大力支持?” (马华一直避开不谈)

 

“为什么?为什么?为什么?”

请问马华,你怎么说?

 

20076月12日

25 DAP MPs and “Shadow Cabinet” in 1986

June 10, 2007

LKS Series #2

 

10 June 2007

 

Dear Sir,

 Lim Kit Siang “dropped” from “Cabinet” Line Up 

Sunday 5th October 1986. DAP announced it’s “Cabinet Line Up” to the people of Malaysia. Lim Kit Siang, the Secretary-General was not in the list. No reasons were given. When the Press asked a spokeslady (in a wheelchair) from the Party as to why LKS was not considered for a “cabinet” post, they were asked to refer the matter to the CEC.  

Meanwhile the following “Ministers” with their respective “portfolios” were announced.

 

1)    Tanjong Aru MP, Heng Yick Yin, “Minister” of Culture, Youth and Sports.

2) Tawau MP, Samson Ching Chee Tsu, “Minister” of Energy, Posts and Telecommunications.

3)    Bandar Kuching MP,  Sim Kwang Yang,  “Minister” of Finance.

4)    Kampar MP  Ngoi Theam Woh, “Minister” of Health.

5)    Pasir Pinji MP Lau Dak Kee, “Minister” of Transport

6)    Batu Gajah MP, Ting Chek Meng. “Minister” of Public Works.

7)    Sungai Besi MP, Tan Kok Wai, “Minister” of  Social Welfare and Federal Territory.

8)    Petaling Jaya MP, Dr Eng Seng Chai “Minister” of Primary Industries.

9)    Puchong MP, Dr V. David, “Minister” of Labour and Human Resources.

10)  Seputeh MP, Liew Ah Kim, “Minister” of Housing and Local Government. 

11)  Bagan MP, Teoh Teik Huat, “Minister” of  Trade and Industries.

12)  Bayan Baru MP, Peter Paul Dason, “Minister” of Defence  .

13)  Bukit Bendera MP, Gooi Hock Seng, “Minister” of  Foreign Affairs.

14)   Seremban MP, Dr Chen Man Hin, “Minister” of  Education.

15)    Kepong MP, Dr Tan Seng Giaw, “Minister” of Agriculture

16)    Jelutong MP, Karpal Singh, “Minister” of Justice

17)    Bukit Bintang MP, Lee Lam Thye, “Minister” in the Prime Minister’s Department.

18)    Ipoh MP, P. Patto, “Minister” of Home Affairs.

19)    Bukit Mertajam MP, Chian Heng Kai, “Minister” National and Rural Development.

20)    Rasah MP, Hu Sepang, “Minister” of Information.

21)    Kota Melaka MP, Lim Guan Eng, “Minister” of Economic Affairs.

22)    Sandakan MP, Fung Ket Wing, “Minister” of Public Enterprises.

23)    Gaya MP, Math Lee Min, “Minister of Science, Technology and Environment.

24)       Sibu MP, Ling Sie Ming, “ Minister without  Portfolio”

  

Yours truly

Anonymous              

 Editor’s note: The posts of “prime minister”and “deputy prime minister” have not been named.

LKS Series #1: Lim Kit Siang, 26, NOS and The Rocket Editor

June 5, 2007

LKS      Series #1

 

5th June 2007

Dear Sir,

Re: Lim Kit Siang. 26 years old.

Lim Kit Siang, DAP National Organising Secretary and Editor of “The Rocket” was addressing camaraderie, members and well wishers on 18th August 1967 at a branch party meeting followed by  a dinner held at a restaurant at Magazine Road, George Town, Penang.

Explaining then, that the DAP is a non communist, democratic socialist political party, he said, “Democratic Socialism is an ideology and movement, committed to the enlargement of individual freedom by collective or social action, to provide for all an equal right to happiness, dignity and fulfillment in life.

Yours truly

Veteran J

SPR says yes to indelible ink for elections

June 3, 2007
To use indelible ink is one of the three demands presented by BERSIH last year. The other two demands are abolishment of postal votes (except for citizens living overseas) and clean up the current electoral rolls.

DAP and BERSIH will continue to press for greater electoral reforms for a fair, clean and transparent elections.

 EC’s ‘aye’ to use of indelible ink

Beh Lih Yi
Jun 1, 07 6:20pm
Malaysiakini 

The Election Commission (EC) has finally given the nod to the use of indelible ink in elections to prevent multiple voting, a proposal long demanded by the opposition and election watchdogs.

“In principle, yes, the commission has agreed to the proposal pending further research on two issues,” EC chairperson Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman told malaysiakini this afternoon.

The two issues are whether there is a need to amend the relevant legislation such as the Election (Conduct of Elections) Regulations 1981 and the material (ink) to be used in implementing the proposal.

“We hope we can carry out the proposal in time for the forthcoming general election because there have been a lot of requests on this, especially from the opposition.

“Although the reason they used (to call for indelible ink) was very weak as the alleged electoral fraud was not proven in court, we still agree to do this to satisfy them,” said Rashid.

Thumbprint, biometric system

Rashid’s statement today came six months after he reportedly shot down the idea of using indelible ink on the ground that the method was ‘archaic’.

However, he explained today that he had never rejected the idea but only said the proposal needed to be further discussed with commission members.

Elaborating, the EC chief said the green light to use indelible ink was reached at a recent meeting in Penang attended by commission members and state EC chiefs after having deliberated at length on other methods to prevent multiple voting.

Other methods that were discussed include identification of thumbprint and the use of biometric system but Rashid said the EC concluded that using indelible ink is the “cheapest and easiest” way.

“The biometric system is estimated to cost RM30 million and it will only be used every five years and maybe we have to change the system sometime later, while using thumbprint may not be easy as it is difficult to detect the thumbprint if your hand is dirty,” he explained.

On the contrary, he said indelible ink has been widely used in other countries.

“But we have to find out what kind of product will be the most reliable that we should use, otherwise it may bring more problems,” Rashid pointed out in reference to poor quality of ink that may render the method ineffective.

On the possibility to amend the Act, the EC chief said he has instructed the commission’s legal advisor to study the matter.

“If the need to amend the law arises, then it will takes time (to implement the proposal). If we can, we will do it in the coming general election, otherwise it will be later,” he replied.

Two-hour meeting with DAP

The EC’s agreement on the use of indelible ink was first conveyed to a DAP delegation during a two-hour meeting held at the commission’s headquarters in Putrajaya this morning.

The delegation was headed by DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng. Others present were the party’s parliamentarians Teresa Kok, Tan Kok Wai and Fong Kui Lun.

Welcoming the EC’s endorsement on the use of indelible ink, Lim said Rashid has also assured that the transparent ballot boxes – a proposal adopted by the EC earlier – will continue to be used in the coming elections.

Contacted by malaysiakini after the meeting, Lim also quoted Rashid as agreeing for an oversight mechanism on the postal voting process but said the jurisdiction to implement the mechanism “is beyond EC”.

“We counter propose that interim measures can be carried out such as allowing polling agents to monitor and observe the whole process.

“Such monitoring has been rejected so far on the ground of security (in army bases) but we can see kacang putih or mi rebus sellers going in,” argued Lim.

During the meeting, the DAP also submitted a three-page memorandum to Rashid calling for 10 areas of reforms (see chart below) in the electoral system to be done before the EC chief’s retirement at the end of this year.

“The time has come for Rashid to leave behind his legacy of removing electoral roll irregularities, enforcing the Election Offences Act 1954 and using indelible ink towards establishing a clean, free, fair and impartial elections,” said Lim in the memorandum.

Opposition and election watchdogs have been pushing for the use of indelible ink especially in the wake of a series of electoral irregularities reported in the recent Ijok by-election.

Kelantan PAS leader Husam Musa had, in a recent interview, also stressed on the need to use indelible ink, failing which he expressed fears the Islamic party may lose Kelantan in the coming general election.