Thursday, 15 April 2010

How PTI overloading our health system.

Sabah- Land of Milk and honey where the streets are lined with gold and opportunities are endless.
Scenario 1:
Severely pregnant lady from neighboring country (eg. Philippines or Indonesia) risks her life and that of her soon to be born baby by walking many miles or taking hours of boat rides to reach Sabah’s porous shores just so the baby can be born in Sabah and get a birth certificate.
Some make it but for the unlucky few, birth complications occur and despite the efforts of our doctors sometimes we lose the battle and mother and/or baby are lost. This increases our state’s maternal and infant mortality rates. More reports to write and more meetings, but ultimately nothing is solved. Anyone who has ever worked especially in Semporna or Tawau would agree with me.

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Scenario 2:
Despite almost free and widespread availability of “klinik Kesihatans” (health clinics), PTIs aka Pendatang Tanpa izins (Illegal Immigrants) would refuse to be registered and get antenatal care. They will try home delivery and like a time-bomb birth complications like post natal bleeding can occur.
Anyone who has ever had the misfortune of trying to save the life of  a mother with post natal hemorrhage would attest that any delay in seeking treatment can cause death to mother and/or baby. This can be avoided with hospital delivery. Of course I agree that some of our local mothers still try home delivery but that is another long write-up. What I am writing here are PTIs who risk home delivery where hospital delivery are readily available just to save money and when birth complications occur they rush to the hospital hoping for miracles. Doctors are humans too and when treatment is delayed so much that all blood has leaked out of the mother (“paper-white”) then even The Almighty would be hard-pressed to save her.
Scenario 3:
Anyone working in the public health department can tell you where there are large clusters of this PTIs. Even in our State capital large colonies of PTIs can be found. They are hidden behind bushes and hardly seen from the road but look closely in the morning and you will see the PTIs coming out in droves and going back into the bushes at night. This are lawless places where even the police dare not go except in huge numbers and carrying big guns.
Into such dangerous areas and unescorted, our overworked public health workers have to go into to visit mothers and babys. Who guarantees their safety?  We see mothers as young as 13 giving birth and with a high fertility rate and refusal to use family planning they will have many,many offsprings. Breeding like rabbits is one label many are giving them. Their children are living in unhygienic conditions and are NOT vaccinated, leading to the increase in our disease rates and the re-emergence of  many diseases that should have been eradicated by vaccination.
Said children being uneducated are also a social problem as anyone who has ever had their car’s scratched or worse on refusal to have our cars washed by them.
The above 3 scenarios are real-life complaints that have been conveyed to me personally and that I can attest to personally.
What I am trying to show is that PTIs are a burden to our already overloaded health system.
They contribute to increases in Maternal, Infant and Disease incident rates such that Sabah has often the dubious honor of holding top positions in the country.
PTIs hold honor of place as utilizing our emergency and intensive care units being brought when they are so serious and brought in late. Many times our locals find themselves deprived of life saving intensive care eg ventilator machines which on investigation is occupied by PTIs. I remember an incident in Beluran where we had to manually bag a 6 month old toddler with Pneumonia for more than 30 hours just because life saving ventilators were not available in HDOK, Sandakan.  And yes said limited ventilators were occupied by PTIs.
With this emergency and intensive care units used, of course the cost of treating the PTIs are very high. And do you think they are able to pay? PTIs owe so much to our hospitals that said costs had to be written off.
What is galling to especially the medical staff is how proudly the PTI will flash their Mycards, so we have to register them as Sabahans. But we know just by one look that the Mycards are false and they are PTIs.
Put a stop to the “project IC” and its effects, where ICs are issued to prop up certain governments. If you give IC or Mycards to PTIs for selfish gains, ultimately everyone loses in the long term.
The Police, JPN, Health department and  government authorities know all about them but little is done. Except maybe during times when Ops occurs and said politicos pat themselves and each other for doing something.
When the local building industries stop and coffee shops owners serve you personally, then you know ops are ongoing even before you read the newspapers.
What we need is a strict and concerted effort to tackle this problem not a luke-warm response (hangat-hangat tahi ayam). If we do not do something then we are going to face more and larger problems in the future. The PTI respective country esp. the Phillipines are washing their hands as the PTIs’ children are born in sabah, so not their problem and this “stateless children” are sadly without recourse and easily exploited.
Some say our economy especially the building industry will suffer but our economy are already suffering because of them in terms of healthcare and social costs. Bring back the hundreds of thousand jobless Sabahans in west Malaysia to work here.
I say Save Sabah before we are overtaken by PTIs and find ourselves in the minority.
-Dr Felix Chong Kat Fah, Sabah DAP Medical & Health Advisory Bureau-
 

Ms Lizawathy to head DAP Putatan Branch 莉莎瓦蒂(Lizawaty Kaimah)出任民主行动党必打丹(Putatan)支部领袖

Sabah DAP is given a boost with the joining of Ms Lizawaty Kaimah (picture) and 15 others from Putatan constituency. She handed the applications forms to Sabah DAP Chief YB Dr. Hiew King Cheu on 21st March 2010 at Donggongon witnessed by DAP Parliament leader YB Lim Kit Siang, during a breakfast meeting attended by some sixty supporters.沙巴民主行动党欢迎莉莎瓦蒂(Lizawaty Kaimah)(图)和15位新党员加入必打丹(Putatan)支部。 莉莎女士于上个月二十一日在东贡岸镇把申请表格转交给沙巴行动党州主席邱庆洲博士,见证该转交仪式有民主行动党国会领袖林吉祥,以及60多位的支持者。

 
Ms. Lizawaty Kaimah is at the moment managing an agriculture-based company in Putatan. She said she is proud to be associated with Sabah DAP, a party that has stood the test of time and truly stand up to the rights of the people. The party’s foundation on Competency, Accountability and Transparency or CAT has attracted her and the others to join the party. She calls on Sabahans especially the Natives of Sabah to join the party and to uphold the struggle together for a better Sabah and Malaysia. She also said that it is the rightful thing for a young person like her to be actively involved and to join in the team to do good for Sabah, especially serving under the Sabah DAP.

On 10th April 2010, Ms. Lizawaty the pro-tem head of Putatan Branch met up with YB Dr. Hiew, Mr. Edward Ewol Mujie and Dr. Edwin Bosi to briefly discuss the action plan of the party in Putatan constituency. With her were Mr. Sukri Ibrahim, Ms Edna Edar and Mr. Chung Kian Kiun. There were many issues discussed and especially on the local Putatan issues like the bad roads, railway crossing, floods, dirty garbage, blocked drains, stray dogs and overall bad management of the Penampang Council.

Dr. Hiew advise her that she should concentrate more on the young people’s problem, the woman welfare, and all matters on the well being of the Putatan folks.

Dr. Edwin Bosi, Sabah DAP Publicity Chief.

Picture shows YB Dr Hiew King Cheu (2nd left) with Ms Lizawaty Kaimah (3rd left) and her members, Edna Edar (4th left), Sukri Ibrahim (3rd right) and Chung Kian Kiun (2nd right). Also in picture are Edward Ewol Mujie (left) and Dr. Edwin Bosi (right). 


莉莎瓦蒂(Lizawaty Kaimah)出任民主行动党必打丹(Putatan)支 部领袖

沙巴民主行动党欢迎莉莎瓦蒂(Lizawaty Kaimah)(图)和15位新党员加入必打丹(Putatan)支部。 莉莎女士于上个月二十一日在东贡岸镇把申请表格转交给沙巴行动党州主席邱庆洲博士,见证该转交仪式有民主行动党国会领袖林吉祥,以及60多位的支持者。

莉莎瓦蒂女士目前在必打丹管理一间农业公司,她说她很荣幸能够加入沙巴民主行动党,她认为
该党是一个经受了时间的考验,并且真正是为人民谋求权益的政党, 该党的诚信,公信力和透明度(CAT)的宗旨吸引了她和其他人的加入。莉莎瓦蒂在此呼吁特别是沙巴土著群体和她一起加入行动党,并一起为沙巴人争取应有的 权益,以及建立一个更好的沙巴州和马来西亚。她还表示说,像她这样的社会青年应该更加积极参与并一起同心为沙巴州,尤其是透过沙巴行动党更能够达到这目 标。

2010年4月10日,必打丹负责人莉莎瓦蒂会见了邱庆洲博士,爱德华慕吉和埃德温博西医生,一起讨论有关在必打丹选区的行动计划。 与她一起讨论有新党员苏克里易卜拉欣(Mr. Sukri Ibrahim)和埃娜爱得尔(Ms Edna Edar)以及钟先生(Mr. Chong Kian Kiun)。  讨论有关在必打丹选区有许多的问题,特别是该处损坏的道路,铁路,洪水问题,肮脏的垃圾,诸塞的水渠,流浪狗以及兵南邦县议会的管理不善等等。

邱博士也建议她说,她可以多关注有关年轻人的问题,妇女的福利,以及必打丹居民的事项和需要。

MENUBUHKAN SURUHANJAYA SIASATAN DIRAJA UNTUK MENGKAJI SAMADA IMPIAN DAN ASPIRASI RAKYAT SABAH TELAH DITUNAIKAN

Ini adalah untuk memberi notis di bawah Peraturan Tetap 23.(1) untuk usul bahawa Dewan ini mengambil ketetapan untuk menyeru Kerajaan Persekutuan supaya menubuhkan satu Suruhanjaya Siasatan Diraja (RCI- Royal Commission of Inquiry) untuk mengkaji samada impian dan aspirasi rakyat Sabah semasa penubuhan Malaysia pada tahun 1963 telah ditunaikan ataupun dikhianati dalam tempoh lima dekad ini.
2.         Perkara ini penting di bincang dan di kaji untuk kepentingan rakyat Sabah kerana ramai rakyat terutamanya Bumiputra yang berasa hak-hak mereka telah diabaikan seperti  yang di janjikan dalam 20 Perkara (20 points) yang boleh dikatakan masih ‘relevant’.
 


7 April 2010

Y.B.  Speaker
Dewan Undangan Negeri Sabah
Peti Surat 11247,
88813 Kota Kinabalu                                                                                     

Y.B. Speaker,
MENUBUHKAN SURUHANJAYA SIASATAN DIRAJA UNTUK MENGKAJI SAMADA IMPIAN DAN ASPIRASI RAKYAT SABAH TELAH DITUNAIKAN

Ini adalah untuk memberi notis di bawah Peraturan Tetap 23.(1) untuk usul bahawa Dewan ini mengambil ketetapan untuk menyeru Kerajaan Persekutuan supaya menubuhkan satu Suruhanjaya Siasatan Diraja (RCI- Royal Commission of Inquiry) untuk mengkaji samada impian dan aspirasi rakyat Sabah semasa penubuhan Malaysia pada tahun 1963 telah ditunaikan ataupun dikhianati dalam tempoh lima dekad ini.

2.         Perkara ini penting di bincang dan di kaji untuk kepentingan rakyat Sabah kerana ramai rakyat terutamanya Bumiputra yang berasa hak-hak mereka telah diabaikan seperti  yang di janjikan dalam 20 Perkara (20 points) yang boleh dikatakan masih ‘relevant’.

3.         Mengikut syarat dalam “Borneonization”, rakyat Sabah diutamakan dalam perkhidmatan awam Sabah mahupun agensi-agensi kerajaan Sabah. Tetapi sehingga kini, ia masih belum diambil alih sepenuhnya oleh rakyat Sabah. Kepentingan rakyat Sabah dalam memegang pucuk pimpinan di negeri sendiri tidak dipedulikan. Malahan, rakyat Sabah sendiri terpaksa mencari makan di luar negeri atau luar negara.





4.         Ratusan ribu warga asing yang memiliki kad pengenalan asli secara haram mengugat ketenteraman negara dan hak asasi warganegara terutamanya bumiputra.

5.         Syarikat-syarikat besar dari Semenanjung mengambilalih tanah di Sabah sebaliknya rakyat Sabah sendiri tidak mempunyai tanah malah ada yang dihalau dari tanah yang telah diusahakan sekian lama.

6.         Sabah sepatutnya menjadi sebuah negeri autonomi. Sabah mengeluarkan 73,000 tong minyak mentah sehari tetapi hanya dapat 5% dari pendapatan minyak mentahnya. Soal royalty juga perlu dikaji semula supaya Sabah dapat hasil yang setimpal. Pendapatan per capita di Sabah ialah sebanyak RM9,536.00 dan ini berada di bawah standard nasional. Dulu, Sabah merupakan negeri terkaya. Kini, Sabah merupakan negeri termiskin di Malaysia.

7.         Penerangan di atas jelas menunjukkan bahawa hak asasi rakyat Sabah telah dicabul dan seterusnya tidak lagi menjamin masa depan yang cerah. Oleh itu, saya berharap perkara ini akan diluluskan dan dibahaskan dalam sidang Dewan Undangan Negeri yang ketiga belas ini.

Sekian dan terima kasih.

Yang Benar


Y.B. Wong Sze Phin @ Jimmy  
ADUN N.57  Sri Tanjung
 

ADUAN PIHAK PENGANGKUTAN DAN AGEN KAPAL

Di sini, saya ingin menyatakan beberapa aduan dari pihak pengangkutan dan agensi perkapalan berkenaan perkhidmatan di pelabuhan Tawau.
2.         Saya difahamkan bahawa kapal-kapal besar seperti kapal kepunyaan Teck Guan dan kapal pengangkut baja tidak dapat berlabuh di pelabuhan Tawau kerana pelabuhan tidak cukup dalam. Kedalaman pelabuhan sekarang ialah 5-7 meter. Sepatutnya kedalaman yang sesuai ialah antara 9-10 meter. Ini menyebabkan kapal-kapal besar ini berlabuh samada di Pelabuhan Kota Kinabalu atau Pelabuhan Lahad Datu. Keadaan ini menyebabkan peningkatan kos pengangkutan yang tinggi dan juga kenaikan harga sesetengah barang. Kerja-kerja mengorek dan mendalamkan kawasan pelabuhan atau “dredging” juga tidak dilakukan mengikut jadual iaitu 2 tahun sekali. Saya harap pihak tuan dapat menyegerakan kerja mengorek (dredging) supaya kapal-kapal besar boleh berlabuh di pelabuhan Tawau.



Ruj. Kami ADUN N.57 –SP-AP10 (12)

12 Apr 2010


Pengurus Pelabuhan
Sabah Port Sdn Bhd
Jalan Dunlop
Tawau

Tuan,

ADUAN PIHAK PENGANGKUTAN DAN AGEN KAPAL

Di sini, saya ingin menyatakan beberapa aduan dari pihak pengangkutan dan agensi perkapalan berkenaan perkhidmatan di pelabuhan Tawau.


2.         Saya difahamkan bahawa kapal-kapal besar seperti kapal kepunyaan Teck Guan dan kapal pengangkut baja tidak dapat berlabuh di pelabuhan Tawau kerana pelabuhan tidak cukup dalam. Kedalaman pelabuhan sekarang ialah 5-7 meter. Sepatutnya kedalaman yang sesuai ialah antara 9-10 meter. Ini menyebabkan kapal-kapal besar ini berlabuh samada di Pelabuhan Kota Kinabalu atau Pelabuhan Lahad Datu. Keadaan ini menyebabkan peningkatan kos pengangkutan yang tinggi dan juga kenaikan harga sesetengah barang. Kerja-kerja mengorek dan mendalamkan kawasan pelabuhan atau “dredging” juga tidak dilakukan mengikut jadual iaitu 2 tahun sekali. Saya harap pihak tuan dapat menyegerakan kerja mengorek (dredging) supaya kapal-kapal besar boleh berlabuh di pelabuhan Tawau.


3.         Menurut syarikat pengangkutan dan agen kapal, hanya kren bergerak kepunyaan pelabuahan sahaja boleh digunakan. Penggunaan kren atas kapal dilarang sama sekali.  Mengikut penjelasan daripada tuan, kren kapal boleh digunakan jika terdapat kerosakan pada kren bergerak milik Sabah Port. Pihak tuan patut menyediakan sebuah lagi kren bergerak untuk mempercepatkan kerja pemunggahan dan juga sebagai sebagai sistem sokongan.


4.         Menurut syarikat pengangkutan, cuma hanya sebuah sahaja “reach stacker” (jentera pengangkut atau penyusun kontena) sahaja digunakan di pelabuhan walaupun terdapat 4 buah “reach stacker”. Ini melambatkan proses pemunggahan kontena ke lori. Sepatutnya semua “reach stacker” digunakan untuk mempercepatkan kerja pemunggahan kontena ke atas lori.







5.         Pihak pengangkutan dikatakan selalu mengalami masalah ketiadaan lori atau pekerja. Pihak pelabuhan pula mencaj masa operasi walaupun pada hari Ahad atau cuti am. Pekerja gudang dan pihak pengangkutan tidak bekerja pada hari Ahad atau cuti am. Pihak pelabuhan dan pihak pengangkutan patut mengadakan mesyuarat secepat mungkin untuk menyelesaikan masalah-masalah ini kerana ini menyebabkan kos yang tinggi kepada rakyat.


6.         Pihak pelabuhan juga ada menyatakan bahawa Surcaj Malaysia Ship Owner Association (MASA) kepada Sabah Port Tawau adalah tidak adil memandangkan masa pemunggahan kontena di pelabuhan tawau ialah pada kadar 13 kontena sejam. Saya harap MASA akan mengkaji semula surcaj yang dikenakan pada pelabuhan Tawau.

7.         Saya harap pihak pelabuhan Tawau, syarikat pengangkutan, agen perkapalan dan MASA boleh bekerjasama dan melakukan yang terbaik demi kepentingan dan kesenangan rakyat.

Sekian, terima kasih


Sekian, terima kasih.

Yang Berkhidmat





Y.B. Wong Sze Phin @ Jimmy
ADUN N.57 Sri Tanjung


Sk.       Chief Operating Officer
Sabah Port S/B,
Pos Mini Indah Permai,
P.O.Box 203,
88450 Kota Kinabalu.


Malaysia Ship Owner Association
17th Floor, menara Daya Bumi,
Jalan Sultan Hishammuddin,
P.O.Box 10371,
50712 Kuala Lumpur
 

TO SET UP ROYAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY TO STUDY WHETHER THE DREAM AND ASPIRATION OF SABAH PEOPLE HAVE BEEN FULFILL

This is to give notice under the standing order 23 (1) to raise a motion that the Assembly take a stand and request the Federal Government to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) as to study whether the dream and aspiration of the Sabah people upon formation of Malaysia in the year 1963 have been fulfil or betray in nearly 5 decade. 2.         This is an important matter to discuss and to study for the importance of the Sabah people because a lot of Sabahan especially the Bumiputra felt that their rights have been ignore as promise in 20 points which is still relevant.






7 April 2010

Y.B.  Speaker
Dewan Undangan Negeri Sabah
Peti Surat 11247,
88813 Kota Kinabalu                                                                                     

Y.B. Speaker,
TO SET UP ROYAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY TO STUDY WHETHER THE DREAM AND ASPIRATION OF SABAH PEOPLE HAVE BEEN FULFILL

This is to give notice under the standing order 23 (1) to raise a motion that the Assembly take a stand and request the Federal Government to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) as to study whether the dream and aspiration of the Sabah people upon formation of Malaysia in the year 1963 have been fulfil or betray in nearly 5 decade.

2.         This is an important matter to discuss and to study for the importance of the Sabah people because a lot of Sabahan especially the Bumiputra felt that their rights have been ignore as promise in 20 points which is still relevant.

3.         Under the terms of “Borneonization”, Sabah people should be given priority in the federal civil servant of Sabah state. Yet, until now, it’s not fully taking over by the Sabah people. The importance of Sabah people in holding the leadership of their own state is being ignored. Furthermore, the Sabah people had to look for jobs in other states even other countries.




4.         Hundred thousand of foreigner who owned original MyKad illegally are a threat to national security and even the rights of citizen especially the bumiputra.

5.         Big companies from the peninsula Malaysia are acquiring land in Sabah but the Sabah people themselves are landless and some are even being force out from the land they work on and live on for ages.
6.      Sabah should be an autonomy state. Sabah produce 73,000 barrel of crude oil per day but Sabah only get 5% from it’s crude oil. The oil royalty should be review so that Sabah can have an equal sharing. Income per capita in Sabah is RM9,536.00 which is below national standard. In the past, Sabah was the richest state. Now, Sabah is the poorest state in Malaysia

7.         Above explanation show that basic rights of the Sabah people have been betray and does not ensure a brighter future for the Sabah People. And so, by standing order 23 (1) (Order of Business), I request permission to ask leave to move the adjournment of the assembly for the purpose of discussing a definite matter of urgent public importance on 19th April 2010.

Thank you.

Yours truly,



Y.B. Wong Sze Phin @ Jimmy  
ADUN N.57 Sri Tanjung

Old Khidmat Building as a State owned private hospital – scraped?

The announcement by the Sabah State Government that the Old Khidmat Building in Karamunsing is to be converted to house a state owned private hospital with allocation of RM 100 million which was included in the state budget tabled in the state Assembly last year.  The said project is expected to be completed in six months, and will provide the people in Sabah to have another private hospital for the sick.  The Federal Ministry of Health commented that they have no objection to the setting up of the State owned private hospital.


沙巴州政府曾经宣布,将会拨款马币一亿把前公务员合作社大厦改建为沙政府私人医院,这项拨款已经提议在去年的州议会的预算案中通过。 而该项工程预计将在六个月内完成,以提供一间私人医院给沙巴人看病。 联邦卫生部长说,他们不反对州政府设立及经营自己的私人医院。很可惜的是经过了半年时间,我们却看不到任何改建私营医院的工作迹象,反而听到许多有关该项 工程已被取消的传言。



Very unfortunately, after so many months we still don’t see any sign of the private hospital starting work, while there are rumors that the project had been scrapped.

Sabah DAP Medical & Advisory Bureau Chief Dr. Felix Chong said may be the Chief Minister Datuk Musa Hji. Aman can explain to the people whether the rumors are true, and also to explain on the reason if the program is truly scrapped.  If it is scrapped, how much money already spent on the preparation of the project or paid to the consultants, architects, and the specialist hospital consultant ? The Government should not keep silent on the issue, because this is state matter and the money spent are tax-payers’ money.  If the project is still ongoing, the CM should enlighten the people of Sabah on its progress and whether the final approval on its license to operate a private hospital has been granted by the Federal Ministry of Health.

Dr. Chong asked it the case of scrapping of the project is true, why the government has to plan and approved a scheme that can’t even start off, and this also reflects the incapability of the government to give the people the good health care facilities both in the Federal and State level.

The health care facilities in Kota Kinabalu is bad, why can’t the government give us a permanent solution that can bring about proper and advance health care.  Everything is lacking in the government hospital, and we heard announcement one after another, and there is no immediate action.   The hospital services in Kota Kinabalu is spread out into three main hospitals and a polyclinic, this gives much confusion and trouble as far as the patients, doctors and nurses are concern.   The ministry of Health should immediately start to build a centralized hospital complex large enough to house all the facilities, patient wards, laboratory, operating theaters, doctors and nurses housing, and ample of car parks.   There are plenty of state lands available and large enough in Kota Kinabalu for building one stop government general hospital.


Sabah DAP Medical & Advisory Bureau Chief -  Dr. Felix Chong

Pic : Edward Ewol Mujie,Dr. Felix Chong, Christopher Chong posting in fornt of the Khidmat Building.
 
前公务员合作社改建为沙政府私人医院告吹? 

沙巴州政府曾经宣布,将会拨款马币一亿把前公务员合作社大厦改建为沙政府私人医院,这项拨款已经提议在去年的州议会的预算案中通过。 而该项工程预计将在六个月内完成,以提供一间私人医院给沙巴人看病。 联邦卫生部长说,他们不反对州政府设立及经营自己的私人医院。

很可惜的是经过了半年时间,我们却看不到任何改建私营医院的工作迹象,反而听到许多有关该项工程已被取消的传言。

沙巴民主行动党医疗服务局主任张国华医生说,希望沙首席部长拿督慕沙阿曼能够向沙巴人民解释,该传闻是否属实,同时他也要解释,如果该建设告吹的真 正原因。如果真的告吹,那么该计划的准备工作是否有支付费用给其顾问团,建筑师,医院专科顾问,其费用到底耗费了多少钱? 政府不应该不公开这项问题,因为这是有关大众的事情,所花的钱都是纳税人的钱。 如果该计划仍在进行中,那么首席部长应该向沙巴人民报道其进展情况,并且联邦卫生部是否已经批准其私家医院的经营牌照。

张医生要问该项计划被取消是否属实,为何州政府在规划和批准该改建计划,到头来却无法进行,这很明显的反映出政府的无能及无法完善的策划, 无论是联邦或州政府,根本不重视人民健康护理设施的需要和关注。

亚庇市的医疗设施一直都很缺乏,而政府却不能给我们一个永久性的解决方案,以能够提供给沙人民先进的保健医疗服务。 我们政府医院的医疗和设施一向来都是不齐全,虽然不断听到一连串的宣布,实际上却没有真正立即采取行动来解决问题。 亚庇市共有三间政府医院和一间综合诊所提供医疗服务, 这导致病人,医生和护士四处跑,惹来混乱及麻烦。 卫生部应立即着手建立一间大型的中央医院,以容纳各样设施,更多的病床,试验室,手术室,医生和护士宿舍,以及足够的泊车位。 亚庇市有许多政府空地,并且有足够的地方能够提供该项一站式医疗设施。

Pic : 爱德华慕吉,张国华医生, Christopher Chong 在前公务员合作社大厦前摄。
Last Updated (Wednesday, 14 April 2010 04:06)
 

Barisan Nasional warned that they will lose Sabah as a “fixed deposit” if the basic rights and interests of Sabahans continue to be marginalized and discriminated

I regret that the Cabinet has neither taken Parliament seriously nor the long-standing problems and grievances of the people of Sabah.
The Prime Minister’s Department has five Ministers apart from the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister as well as five deputy ministers, but not a single one of them rose in Parliament to answer issues about Sabah development neglect, whether during the winding-up of the debate on the Royal Address or during the committee stage debate on the Prime Minister’s Department on the 2009 supplementary estimates.



Just laid on the table is the 2009 annual report of Suhakam. A staple criticism of MPs and the civil society is the failure of Parliament to have any specific debate on the Suhakam annual reports in the past nine years.
I want to ask Barisan Nasional MPs whether they take the Suhakam annual reports seriously, as most BN MPs would not even open the Suhakam annual reports to read them.
For instance, in the latest Suhakam report on its activities in Sabah, various long-standing problems of Sabahans were referred to.

As example, on “Land Matters”, Suhakam dealt with land complaints and made recommendations, and I quote:
  1. State Land
    Complainants, usually villagers in rural areas, alleged that their applications for State land have not been considered, or have been ignored or rejected. They further alleged that the same plots were subsequently alienated to later applicants. More often than not, the latter occupy position of influence and authority or have close connections with decision makers.
    Recommendations
    1. Multiple land applications should not be entertained in respect of the same piece of land. The earliest application should be dealt with first. If it is rejected, the applicant should be notified and informed of the reason for rejection.
    2. There should be transparency in the procedures and criteria used in approving applications for land. Awareness programmes should be organised to educate villagers on the land policy, procedures, processes and criteria involved in applications.
    3. The Sabah Land Ordinance (Cap. 68) should be reviewed and amended to eliminateambiguity and confusion. A workshop could be held to bring together experts, complainants’ representatives and other interested parties to identify the changes required.
  2. Forest Reserves
    Complainants said they had been wrongfully evicted from their villages and that their houses had sometimes been burnt down by enforcement personnel, on the ground of trespass into a forest reserve. The villagers claimed that they had occupied the area for generations, as indicated by the presence of graveyards, fruit trees and other agricultural and commercial crops planted by them. They further claimed that they had been living there before the area was gazetted as a forest reserve.
    Recommendations
    1. If people have settled in an area before it was gazetted as a forest reserve, then the site occupied should be excised from the reserve.
    2. In the event that people have indeed encroached into a forest reserve, then the State (ii) Government should consider treating it on a case-by-case basis depending on circumstances, such as the period they have been living in the area.
    3. The State authorities should be humanitarian in taking enforcement action against alleged trespassers. Burning houses would lead to the perception that the Government gives higher priority to the forest than to human beings.
    4. The Government should consider providing affected settlers an alternative site to be excised from a forest reserve. After all, Sabah has vast stands of forest. Indeed, hundreds of thousands of hectares have previously been excised for commercial agricultural development, mainly oil palm.
    5. Enforcement should be quick and efficient against those deemed to be ‘squatting’ in a forest reserve. The authorities should not wait until people have settled on the site for many years before evicting them. In some cases, the oil palm they planted would be ready for harvesting. The relevant authorities should regularly monitor the situation and inform people as early as possible that they have trespassed into a forest reserve.
What is the position of the Federal and Sabah state governments to these recommendations by Suhakam.
Let me warn the Barisan Nasional government that they will lose Sabah as a “fixed deposit” if the basic rights and interests of Sabahans continue to be marginalized and discriminated decade after decade.
[Speech (4) on the first 2010 supplementary estimates in Dewan Rakyat on Tuesday 13th April 2010]
 

警告国阵,如果沙巴人民的基本权益继续被边缘化及歧视,国阵将失去沙巴这个“定存”

我感到遗憾的是,无论是内阁或国会,都不正视沙巴人民长久以来面对的问题与困境。
除了正、副首相外,首相署拥有5名部长及5名副部长,但没有任何一名在国会总结感谢元首施政御词辩论,或总结委员会阶段首相署2009年附加预算案 辩论时,答覆有关沙巴发展被忽略的课题。


刚放到桌上的是2009年大马人权委员会年度报告,国会议员及公民社会的连串抨击,証明国会在过去9年来没对人权委员会年度报告作出特别的辩论。
我要问国阵国会议员,他们是否重视人权委员会年度报告,因为大多数国阵国会议员,连翻都没翻它们。

譬如,最新的人权委员会年度报 告,针对沙巴提出的报告,就提出多项沙巴人民长久以来面对的问题。
举个例子,在“土地事务”上,人权委员会处理有关土地的投诉後,作出以下的建议:
“(a)州土地
投诉者,通常是乡区的居民,指他们申请州土地未受到考虑,或者完全被漠视或拒绝。他们进一步指控,同样的地段跟著会分配给後来的申请者。更常发生的 是,後者担任有影响力的职位及权威,或者与决策者有密切关係。


建议
(i) 不接受多重申请同一片土地。先处理之前的申请。如果被拒,申请jka 应获得通知及被告知申请被拒的原因。
(ii) 在批准土地申请时,过程及准则应透明。应在土地政策、程序、过程及涉及申请的准则上,举办醒觉运动,以教育乡民。
(iii) 沙巴土地法令应被检讨及修正,以去除模糊及令人混淆之处。应举办研讨会,集合专家、投诉者代表及其他有兴趣者,以鑑定需改革之处。
(b)森林保留地
投诉者说,他们被错误的逼迁出本身的村庄,有时住家还被执法人员焚毁,理由是他们入侵森林保留地。村民宣称,他们世代居住在有关地区,墓地及他们裁 种的果树及农作物即可见一斑。他们进一步宣称,他们早在有关地区在宪报上被公佈为森林保留地前,已在那裡居住。
建议
(i) 如果在宪法公佈为森林保留地前已有人居民在该地,这个地段应豁免作为保留地。
(ii) 如果真的有人入侵森林保留地,那麽州政府应根据情况,如在有关地段居住的时间长短,作个别的考量。
(iii) 州当局对付所谓入侵者时,应以人道执法。烧屋将给人一种政府重视森林多过重视人类的印象。
(iv) 政府应考虑提供受影响居民一个豁免作为保留地的地方充作替代居住地。沙巴有大片森林。其实,有数以十万公顷计的土地被豁免,以作商业农业,主要是种植油棕 用途。
(v) 执法对付那些被视为非法居留在森林保留地的人应快速与有效率。当局不应等到人家居住多年才逼迁。在一个案例中,所种植的油棕在快要收成时才行动。当局应定 期监督有关情况及尽早通知他们已入侵森林保留地。
联邦及沙巴州政府对人权委员会的这些建议有甚麽看法。
我要警告国阵,如果沙巴人民的基本权益继续被边缘化及歧视,国阵将失去沙巴这个“定存”。
Last Updated (Wednesday, 14 April 2010 09:39)

Jalan Bukit Padang should be a 2-way street 武吉巴当路(Jln Bukit Padang)应该是双程马路

Sabah DAP State Assemblyman YB Jimmy Wong has received numerous complaints from the public concerning the Jalan Bukit Padang, a by-pass road from Jalan Bersatu (SMC Damai) to Jalan Lintas. Along Jalan Bukit Padang which is about 500 meters there is only one house on the right. In front of this house is the residence of Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Joseph Pairin Kitingan whose entrance is from Jalan Bersatu.  The public is asking why the authority is making this road a one-way street. According to them there is enough room to make it a double-lane street. According to Sabah DAP Vice Chairman Edward Ewol Mujie, Jalan Bukit Padang was a 2-way street. What happen now is that the authority has placed barriers and a narrow entrance from Jalan Lintas to prevent people from making an illegal entry.
 


沙巴民主行动党州议员黄仕平说该党已收到许多投诉有关武吉巴当路(Jln Bukit Padang),从Jalan Bersatu(达迈第二女皇医院)到林达士路的绕道马路。 该段大约有半公里长的马路右边却只有一间大洋房。该大洋房是副首席部长拿督百林的居所,他家的入口处是从Jalan Bersatu而入。 市民询问当局为什么把这条马路的入口兴建成单程路口。 他们都指出该处是有足够的空间使其成为双程马路。 根据沙巴民主行动党副主席爱德华慕吉说,该段马路应该是一到双程马路。 现在的情况是当局在从林达士路的入口处加了路栏,导致该入口变成狭窄,据说这是为了防止非法进入该段路所设的。


 What is amusing is that there is a small side lane leading to the City Mall. Based on the signage this “path” is meant for pedestrian and bicycle.  A pedestrian and bicycle path is not only short but how many people and bicycle will be using it? As it leads to the shopping mall, this path can be misconstrued as a trolley lane and would only be benefiting one family.

Logically this road should be a 2-way street. There is ample space to accommodate two lanes. By allowing access to Sabah Medical Center (SMC) from Lintas highway will save many life during an emergency. It is also good for the Fire & Rescue Department and the Police. It will no doubt cut down travelling time from Dah Yeh Villa to Lintas and vice versa. Hopefully it will also help to alleviate the serious jam in Dah Yeh Villa.

YB Jimmy Wong
Sabah DAP Vice Chairman

Picture shows YB Jimmy Wong and Edward Ewol Mujie inspecting the Jalan Bukit Padang leading towards Jalan Bersatu. The lane on the left is big enough for another vehicle to pass.


武吉巴当路(Jln Bukit Padang)应该是双程马路

沙巴民主行动党州议员黄仕平说该党已收到许多投诉有关武吉巴当路(Jln Bukit Padang),从Jalan Bersatu(达迈第二女皇医院)到林达士路的绕道马路。 该段大约有半公里长的马路右边却只有一间大洋房。该大洋房是副首席部长拿督百林的居所,他家的入口处是从Jalan Bersatu而入。

市民询问当局为什么把这条马路的入口兴建成单程路口。 他们都指出该处是有足够的空间使其成为双程马路。 根据沙巴民主行动党副主席爱德华慕吉说,该段马路应该是一到双程马路。 现在的情况是当局在从林达士路的入口处加了路栏,导致该入口变成狭窄,据说这是为了防止非法进入该段路所设的。

有趣的是有却有一条小通道通往城市广场(City Mall)。 根据路上的标志,这段‘狭小路径’是设计成为行人道和脚踏车道。 该行人道和脚踏车的路段不仅是狭窄,而且试问有多少人使用脚踏车这在该段小径? 到底该小径的正式用途在何处,或者只是用于购物商场的手推车使用而已。

逻辑上这段道路应该是一道双程马路。因为该处是有足够的空间容纳双程车道。 如果该段马路能够让车辆进出前往到第二女皇医院(QE2),那么紧急状况之下的救护车可以节省许多时间绕道路阳和生园,而挽救许多宝贵生命。 此外对消防救援局及警方利用该段路都无疑是好处多多,因为这将减少行车的时间。 同时这也将有助于缓和大业新村严重交通堵塞的问题。 绝对不应该为了某家的反对而硬硬把该段路封了,可能是因为他们不喜欢救护车的鸣叫声。

Sabah DAP Dr. Felix Chong Mobile Medical Service 沙巴民主行动党张国华医生之流动义诊服务

he Sabah DAP Tanjong Aru Branch chairman Dr. Felix Chong attended a mobile service set up by the Member of Kota Kinabalu Dr. Hiew King Cheu at the Lido market last Sunday on the 11th April, to provide free medical check up and advisory service to the people there. The Vice chairman of Sabah DAP Edward Ewol Mujie and other party members were also present to listen to the various complaints brought up by the people in the Lido market.


上周日四月十一日在丽都巴杀,沙巴民主行动党丹容亚路支部主席张国华医生,出席亚庇国会议员邱庆洲博士推动的流动服务活动。 张医生在流动服务活动中提供民众免费医疗检查和咨询服务。 沙行动党州副主席爱德华慕吉和其他党员也有参与该项活动,以听取丽都民众所面对的问题和投诉。

Dr. Felix Chong was warmly welcomed by the people and they wished that the Sabah DAP team of doctors can take time to regularly visit them more often. Dr. Felix is an experienced doctor who had served in many hospitals like Beluran, Pitas, and Kota Kinabalu, and now is running his own clinic in town. He feels happy to assist these people who needed help, and it is possible through strong political will together to bring about the change of government and a better Sabah in Malaysia.

Dr. Felix also commented that there is much to do with the tidying up and upgrading of the hospital facilities in Kota Kinabalu. The lacking in the facilities like the equipments, wards and beds, ambulances, medical personnel, specialist doctors, medicines and car parks must be attended to immediately by the Health Ministry. The sick may not have the time to wait for these to happen and ready. There are already many sad cases of lives lost due to insufficient hospital facilities. Why the vital facilities in Kota Kinabalu have been neglected, he charged?


Dr. Hiew King Cheu, KK MP cum Sabah DAP chief.

Pic: Dr. Felix Chong giving medical check-up at Lido Market

沙巴民主行动党张国华医生之流动义诊服务

上周日四月十一日在丽都巴杀,沙巴民主行动党丹容亚路支部主席张国华医生,出席亚庇国会议员邱庆洲博士推动的流动服务活动。 张医生在流动服务活动中提供民众免费医疗检查和咨询服务。 沙行动党州副主席爱德华慕吉和其他党员也有参与该项活动,以听取丽都民众所面对的问题和投诉。

张国华医生受到该处民众热烈的欢迎,他们希望沙行动党的医生团队可能定期探望他们。 张国华医生是一 位经验丰富的医生,他曾经在必鲁兰(Beluran),必达士(Pitas)及亚庇医院服务,现在他经营自己的诊所。张医生觉得能够帮助有需要的人每个人 应该做的事,并且深信透过强有力的政治意愿,就能够共同更换政府,让沙巴州和马来西亚有更好的将来。

张医生还评论说,亚庇市的医院的设施和设备有许多地方是需要提升的。  医院设备的缺乏如病房和病床,救护车,医疗人员,专科医生,药品以及泊车位等问题,卫生部必须立刻处理和解决。 病人是没有可能有时间来等待这些准备好。由于医院设施不足已经有许多宝贵生命失去的案件。 张医生责问当局为什么亚庇市如此重要的设施被忽视着?
 

Kota Kinabalu Hospitals Car parking problem brought to Parliament 亚庇区医院停车场问题在国会中被提出

The problem of car parking spaces in the three hospitals in Kota Kinabalu was brought up last weeks in the Parliament session by the Kota Kinabalu Member of Parliament Dr. Hiew King Cheu. He asked the Minister of Health Datuk Liow Tiong Lai on why there is no action by the Health Ministry to improve the long outstanding lack of car parking spaces in the Hospital Queen Elizabeth 1 and 2, and the Luyang Polyclinic.上周亚庇国会议员邱庆洲博士在国会中提问有关在亚庇市内三间医院的停车场问题。他询问卫生部长廖中莱为何他的部门没有采取行动,来 改善亚庇市第一和第二女皇医院长期面对泊车位严重缺乏的问题。该项问题情况是越来越糟糕,许多人因为违法泊车而遭受到亚庇市政厅及交通警察发出的罚票。 甚至一些医生和护士也面收到许多罚票。 一个专科医生告诉邱博士说,经常他的病人正急着等着他看病,他因找不到适当的泊车位而被逼违法泊车,导致他连接收到多达六张交警的罚票。 他说他是不得已把他的车停泊在马路旁。


The situation is getting critical and many had suffered and being summoned by the DBKK and the Traffic police. Some doctors and nurses were being issued many summon too. A specialist doctor told Dr. Hiew that he has 6 police summons because he couldn’t find a car park in time, and the patient is waiting for his immediate care. He had to leave his car at a road corner quickly in order to attend to his patients.

Datuk Liow in his reply said that the matter of insufficient car parks in the three hospitals in Kota Kinabalu is now under planning and the construction should be on the way soon, and they will take urgent measure to tackle these problems.

For the Luyang Polyclinic, he said the Health Department in Sabah had received approval from DBKK for the construction of 33 car parking lots placed in Taman Bestari, and the work will commence this year.

For the HQE1, there will be a total of 792 lots in the hospital, including a three storey car park building for 536 cars, once the Twin Tower Block is completed.

For HQE2 (SMC), there are existing 178 parking lots, and because of the lack of car parks, a shuttle bus service will be used to ferry patient and visitors to reach the hospital from HQE1, Dewan Damai in Luyang and Likas Sport Complex. The new project in HQE2 which is expected to be completed by the end of this year will provide additional 327 car parks.

Dr. Hiew said the people want the program of the Health Ministry to provide more car parking lot immediately in the three hospitals. The people have to continue to suffer at least another year, and hopefully what are planned by the ministry shall be completed on time. The proposal as stated by the minister is insufficient to solve the daily car parking problem, Dr. Hiew hopes there will be some temporary road side or open space car park lots can be made ready to allow the visitors, patients and doctors for short hour parking, and avoid being summoned.

At the mean while, Sabah DAP Medical & Health Advisory Bureaus chief Dr. Filex Chong said that it can be easily done with the cooperation of the DBKK, JKR, JPJ, and the police.


Dr. Hiew King Cheu. KK MP

Pic: Dr. Hiew, Dr. Felix Chong, Edward Ewol Mujie at the car park of HQE2 (SMC)  





亚庇区医院停车场问题在国会中被提出 

上周亚庇国会议员邱庆洲博士在国会中提问有关在亚庇市内三间医院的停车场问题。他询问卫生部长廖中莱为何他的部门没有采取行动,来改善亚庇 市第一和第二女皇医院长期面对泊车位严重缺乏的问题。

该项问题情况是越来越糟糕,许多人因为违法泊车而遭受到亚庇市政厅及交通警察发出的罚票。 甚至一些医生和护士也面收到许多罚票。 一个专科医生告诉邱博士说,经常他的病人正急着等着他看病,他因找不到适当的泊车位而被逼违法泊车,导致他连接收到多达六张交警的罚票。 他说他是不得已把他的车停泊在马路旁。

拿督廖中莱说, 亚庇三家医院的停车场缺乏问题,目前正在规划中,而建设工程应该很快将会进行,他们将采取紧急措施以解决该项问题。

至于路阳政府医院,廖氏说,沙巴州卫生部已收亚庇市政厅的批准,将在Taman Bestari兴建可以提供33个车位的泊车场,这项工程将于今年内开工兴建。

针对第一女皇医院,在该医院双子大楼完成后,当局将在医院的地段兴建加多792个泊车位,其中包括可以容纳536辆汽车的三层楼停车场。

对于第二女皇医院(SMC),目前该处已有178个泊车位。  因为泊车位的缺乏,当局将提供流动巴士服务,以接送病人和探病者来往1和2女皇医院,达迈会堂及里卡士体育馆之间。 第二女皇医院将预计在今年底将完成327个泊车位的兴建工程。

邱博士说,民众要卫生部即刻提供给亚庇三家医院更多的泊车位。 看来如今他们必须要继续忍受至少多一年的时间,希望该部门所提议的计划将会如期完成。部长所建议的计划是不能够解决严重缺乏泊车位的问题,邱博士希望政府 可以提供一些临时路边或空地的泊车位,好让探病者,病人和医生能够安全泊车和避免接到罚票。

沙巴民主行动党医疗及健康 咨询局主任张国华医生说,如果卫生部,亚庇市政厅,工程部,陆路交通局和警方应该一起合作,应该可以很容易地解决这项问题。

图:邱博士,张国华医生及爱德华慕吉在第二女皇医院(SMC)前摄

Sabahans are being treated as Second hand citizens.

  http://drfelixchong.com/2010/04/12/sabahans-are-second-hand-citizens/

I get the feeling that Sabah and Sabahans are treated like second class citizens by the federal Government. Except for a very few elite, by and large we are given the scraps and are expected to shut-up and say thank you. Those days of subservient blindness are hopefully gone. Today we must know our rights and demand what is rightly ours.
Look at the gensets. Its second-hand and we must say Thank you for it. Despite the second hand gensets which break down almost immediately, our power supply (or lack of power supply) problems are still not solved. Then the SESB comes up with a statement that the gensets are only used and not second hand so it begs to be asked if they are actually third hand or fourth hand?
After the 12th General Elections where Sabah saved the BN government from the shame of packing their bags out of Putrajaya, the BN leaders came over saying that Sabah was the BN fixed deposit. After 2 years, nothing has changed. Nothing has changed during the 16 years BN has ruled this state and nothing will change. Almost 50 years after Sabah  formed Malaysia in 1963, Sabah has gone from the richest state to the poorest in Malaysia. Ask ourselves what has gone wrong? Look at what miracles and development has been done in the Opposition ruled states like Selangor and Penang in a short 2 years. I say it is time to change.
Actually, The Federal government have forgotten that Sabah exists. Please refer to a previous blog here written by YB Lim Kit Siang. Or do the BN only remember us every 4 or 5 years when they need our votes.  Please do not be taken for granted and disrespected by Kuala Lumpur any longer. I beg you to please remember this and not allow them to hoodwink you anymore into voting for them.
Yesterday together with YB Dr Hiew King Cheu, MP for Kota Kinabalu, we had  mobile service in Lido Market and walked around the old Tanjung Aru and Sembulan towns. The feedback we received was that everyone is fed-up with the political and economic situation in sabah. They are ready for change and want change.
So, let us withdraw our votes from the BN sabah Fixed deposit and do ourselves and our children a great favor by voting for change during the 13th General Election.

Sabahan’s problems in Semananjung 沙巴人在西马的困境

Regarding the well being involving Sabahans in Semananjung who is either working, studying, residing, doing business or otherwise, there were recently some reports highlighting their various unfavorable and sad situation faced by our fellow Sabahan there. These reports had raised much attention among the Sabahan at home and they felt that there must be something needed to be done urgently to help them. Among these were our Sabahan had to sleep by road side, begging for food, seeking help from various charity homes, and worst of all the Sabah State government claimed that there were only 20 of them. This is not acceptable, we can not leave any one unattended to, let along there is more than 20 of them. 沙巴人在西马无论是打工,求学,移居及经商,最近报章上报道有关他们在该处所面对的某些困境。 这些报道已引起了广大沙巴人民的关注,他们说必须想办法采取适当行动来协助这班人。 这些沙巴人在西马由于无法找到工作而露宿路旁,乞讨食物并且寻求慈善机构的援助。  他们的数量与沙巴州政府所声称只有20位人士根本相差很远。  这等情况是不能被接受的,更不要说只有二十位人士。亚庇国会议员邱庆洲博士在吉隆坡安排了一项‘会见沙巴汉’之会谈,这是由民联安排的一个会议,为了要了 解沙巴人在西马所面对的问题和听取他们情况。 该会谈将会深入了解他们的工作条件相关的问题,工资和薪金,住宿,医疗,福利,三餐,公积金以及其他产生的社会问题和生活环境。





Kota Kinabalu Member of Parliament Dr. Hiew King Cheu has taken the initiative to arrange for a “Meet the Sabahan Session” in Kuala Lumpur to gather in a meeting arranged by the Pakatan Rakyat for the fellow Sabahan to listen to their problems and views over a wide range of matters faced by them. This is especially for the working young people from Sabah, for example on their problems associated with working condition, wages and salaries, dwelling, medical benefits, food, EPF, and others like social and living.

The date of the meeting has been changed to the 16th of May 2010 (Sunday), 2 to 5 pm at the Dewan Perhimpuan Cina, No.1, Jalan Maharajalela, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor. We welcome all the Sabahan to attend the meeting function and the leaders of Pakatan Rakyat (PR) like Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Lim Kit Siang and the Chief Minister of Selangor Tan Sri Halid Ibrahim is expected to be present to listen to the various problem and request.

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Sabah DAP is grateful to receive help from the many NGOs, churches, individuals from Kuala Lumpur. They have shown deep concern on the suffering of their fellow Sabahan in the Klang Valley. Most of these kind hearted people had helped many poor Sabahan out of trouble. Father Valentine Gompok is one of them who came originally from Tambunan and now stationed in a church in Cheras, KL. He had recently highlighted the cases in the Daily Express about the suffering of these poor souls in KL. Their stories were sad, sickening and untold. He even had helped young girls from Sabah who were pregnant and no way to turn to. Now there is some few hundreds young Sabahan are being taken care by him.

On the Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Pairin Joseph Kitingan’s call for the people in Tambunan not to seek opportunities in Semananjung seems a bit out of the way. He being the head of the KDMs (Hugguon Siou), the Sabah DCM, and a full Sabah minister of Infrastructure Development, a State Assemblyman for Tambunan, and a Member of Parliament for Keningau, has he failed his duties to bring about prosperity, upmost care and better living for the people in Tambunan and Keningau, who had supported him for the past few decades in Tambunan? Does he know that there are many of his fellow country men are facing hardship in KL and the reason why they go so far away from home to earn a living, and the number of these people there?


If Datuk Pairin Kitingan advises the Tambunan people don’t choose to work away from Tambunan and go so far to work in KL, what plan has he planned and installed for them that can provide job securities and good benefits in the long run for them in Tambunan. The poor people here definitely want to know, because no one likes to stay away from home and get stranded in a strange place. It has been many times since year 2000 announced by the BN government to eradicate hardcore poverty and achieve Zero poverty, what happen now? Can the government achieve ‘Zero Poverty’ by end of this year? If this cannot be done, more Sabahan will go away to work else way especially from the poor interior districts.


Dr. Hiew King Cheu, KK MP. Sabah DAP Chief.

Pic: Photo of Dr. Hiew, Fr. Valentine, MP of Cheras Tan Kok Wai, and MP of Serdang Teo Nie Ching taken after meeting.


沙巴人在西马的困境 

沙巴人在西马无论是打工,求学,移居及经商,最近报章上报道有关他们在该处所面对的某些困境。 这些报道已引起了广大沙巴人民的关注,他们说必须想办法采取适当行动来协助这班人。 这些沙巴人在西马由于无法找到工作而露宿路旁,乞讨食物并且寻求慈善机构的援助。  他们的数量与沙巴州政府所声称只有20位人士根本相差很远。  这等情况是不能被接受的,更不要说只有二十位人士。

亚庇国会议员邱庆洲博士在吉隆坡安排了一项‘会见沙巴汉’之会谈,这是由民联安排的一个会议,为了要了解沙巴人在西马所面对的问题和听取他们情况。 该会谈将会深入了解他们的工作条件相关的问题,工资和薪金,住宿,医疗,福利,三餐,公积金以及其他产生的社会问题和生活环境。

该会谈日期已改在2010年5月16日(星期日),时间是下午两点至五点,地点是在雪兰莪州吉隆坡中华大会堂(Dewan Perhimpuan Cina, No.1, Jalan Maharajalela, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor)举行。 欢迎所有在西马的沙巴人出席该项会议。  民联领袖如拿督安华,林吉祥及雪兰莪首席部长丹斯里卡立预期将出席该会议并听取他们的的各种问题和建议。

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沙巴民主行动党感谢许多在吉隆坡的沙巴人非政府组织,教会及私人界给予该会议的协助。 他们表现出他们对沙巴同胞在西马,尤其是巴生谷所面对的困难深表关注。 这些善心人士已积极地在协助许多贫困和面对问题的沙巴人。  来自担布南的华仁丹神父(Father Valentine Gompok),经常协助许多面对困境的沙巴人,目前他在吉隆坡蕉赖区教堂任职。他曾经在报章上发表强调有关这些可怜的沙巴人在吉隆坡的困境,他们的故事 都很可怜。 他甚至经常帮助一些年轻无依无靠可怜的孕妇。目前他正在照顾有大约百多位的沙巴年轻人。

沙巴副首席部长拿督拜林呼吁担布南人不要前往西马打工,这似乎是不合逻辑的事。他身为卡达山杜顺及毛律人的精神领袖(Hugguon Siou),沙巴州副首长,基本设施发展部长,担布南州议员,以及根地咬国会议员,他却没有真正履行他的职责,为当地人带来所承诺的繁荣发展,并照顾担布 南和根地咬人民有个更好的生活水平。  这些人民一直在过去几十年来都支持他,他是否知道许多他的支持者已在西马面对着生活困难? 他有了解到为何他们离家远出谋生的原因,以及到底有多少人已离乡背井到西马去谋生吗?

如果拿督拜林建议担布南人不要选择去西马而留在担布南工作,那么他有什么好计划,来为人民提供就业机会和提升福利? 该处的贫穷人士肯定想知道,因为没有人喜欢远离家园到一个陌生的地方求生。 从2000年至到今天,国阵政府不断地宣布要消除赤贫,但是真正的情况却是相反。  政府是否能够在今年底达到‘零度贫穷率’?  如果不能做到,将会有更多的沙巴人离乡背井前往外地寻找就业机会,尤其是来自内地贫困地区的青年人。

图 :亚庇国会议员邱庆洲博士,华仁丹神父,蕉赖国会议员陈国伟及沙登国会议员张念群

Is Sabah folks enjoying development under Najib ?

It is so nice to read that Sabah folks are enjoying development under Najib (Bernama report). As a Sabahan I find this report as another insult to the intelligence of Sabahans.
It is reported that the government has spent RM30 million for upgrading village roads and rural schools in Kota Belud. They have also implemented an agriculture project for the same area. A visit by DAP leaders to Kota belud in February 2010 showed a different view all together. The road to one nice school near Kota Belud has tons of dust. Eight hundred students were suffering and those walking to school find themselves engulfed with dust. They were teased as “orang putih” due to their white hairs.
The so-called agriculture project is also a multi-million ringgit project which is supposed to make Kota Belud the rice bowl of Sabah. Sadly, the visit revealed the opposite. The drainage is not in place and the sudden heavy rain caused a huge flood destroying thousands of smallholder padi land. The government “Jelapang Padi” project is only good on the huge billboard.

Picture shows the “Jelapang Padi” of Kota Belud. Poor drainage is the main problem facing the padi project in Kota Belud. The government said millions have been spent for the project but there is nothing tangible to see. 

Any report about t he development in Sabah must have a wider angle. A good and glaring example is the construction of a sport stadium in Kota Belud.  Here, the billboard proudly indicates that the completion date was 28th February 2009 but sadly, as of 16th August 2009 the building appeared abandoned.


 This picture was taken on 16.08.09.
 

When discussing about development in a fishing village, we need to check on the housing of the fishermen. Many are living in poor condition. Fishing villages are more confined to the coastal areas and islands. Those in islands have no water and electricity supply. They survived on rain water and underground water and if they are nearby the mainland they will fill their containers with clean water from the wet markets. Some fishing villages are lucky to have their own gen sets. Others are donated by political parties or NGOs. The solar-power lights for their jetties are only good for decoration. How long will they last?
The life of fishermen revolves around the sea, rivers and the towns where they sell their catch. Their catch is usually sent to the wet markets by boats. Ice is more important than gold. Roads are rarely used unless they are able to purchase a 4WD. As far as it stands at the moment, there is no proper housing for fishermen under the government “housing for everyone” program.


Picture shows an advertisement from a GLC. Are these houses meant for fishermen?
 

Picture shows a typical fishing village.

In Penampang for example, the government has excised a huge padi land for its centralised sewerage plant. It is located strategically along the Penampang by-pass surrounded by padi lands and high-cost housing estates. It appears that the government place food security second in priority over waste discharge. Do we really need such a system? What the government should have done is to include in the development plan for all housing estates a comprehensive waste management system. In this sense, every housing developer must construct a standard aseptic tank where the effluent will be discharged to a monsoon drain. The government should therefore put in place a reliable monsoon drain for this purpose.
Picture shows the sewerage plant that is constructed in the middle of a prime padi land, surrounded by expensive housing estates in the Penampang district.
 
It is extremely difficult to understand how the present development in Sabah as claimed by former rotational Chief Minister Datuk Salleh Said Keruak can place our economy on a more stable position. The logging industry is so active along the Keningau-Kalabakan road. Only a handful of people are benefiting from the logging industry. This timber economy will never put our economy on a more stable position. Lest we forget, the forestland which provides eco-system services that are important and vital for our survival is compromised. As the largest producer of crude oil and gas and with a huge oil reserve Sabah should be more prudent when harvesting its timber and forest products. The billions of ringgit from oil and gas could have been placed in a fixed deposit and this country would be living and developing on its interest. In fact we do not need federal allocation and be subjected to their whim and fancy.


The so-called Sabah Development Corridor (SDC) is at present only good on paper. Can the government provide a breakdown in the spending of the billions of ringgit supposed to be channelled to Sabah by the Federal government? In the SDC, is Sabah going to be any better in terms of sustainable development or is it just a ploy to utilise our oil money for development which will not be of any use to the Sabah in the long run?

Malaysians in Sabah are more concerned about security. Thus, Sabah’s development must address the influx of illegal immigrants and how they are in possession of the Mycards. There must be a commission of enquiry to investigate this glaring problem. It has affected the welfare and security of the people of Sabah. The crime rate is staggering high. They illegal immigrants or PTI are responsible for the establishment of many squatter colonies. The most prominent one is in Pulau Gaya just a stone throw from Kota Kinabalu.

 
Picture shows the island of Pulau Gaya adjacent to Kota Kinabalu been populated by illegal squatters mainly the PTI (Pendatang Tanpa Izin).

The burning of the Sabah flags in Lahad Datu by a group of people claiming to be the “people” of the Sultan of Sulu in 2009 must be taken seriously. This daring exhibition of allegiance to the Sultan of Sulu who is claiming Sabah in our soil is an eye opener for all Malaysians.

What happen to all the high powered “task forces” that were established to look into this problem including one that is chaired by the Prime Minister?

Malaysians in Sabah are concerned about the extraordinary high population growth rate. Sabah is one of the States with the highest population growth. According to the 9th MP, Sabah registered a population growth of 3.1% (8th MP) and 2.9% (9th MP). For Sarawak it was 2.8% (8th MP) and 2.4% (9th MP). The average Malaysian population growth was 2.5% (8th MP) and 2.3% (9th MP).

In INDEP’s population history of Malaysia, Sabah’s population in 1931 was 270,233 while Sarawak was 600,000. In 2000, Sabah’s population has overtaken Sarawak by 2,449,389 versus 2,012,616. In 1971-1975 the Sabah population growth was 6.3%, 1976-1980 (4.4%), 1980-1991 (5.6%) and 1991-1995 (5.5%). The population increase in Sabah has been attributed to the influx of refugees from the Southern Philippines and plantation workers from Indonesia. There are reports that many of them have acquired legal papers through dubious means and are now in the electoral roll. Besides the biased carving of the electoral boundaries after UMNO took power in Sabah, the “new” voters have helped the BN government in holding to political power in Sabah. These are the FD that PM Najib is talking about.

 Malaysians in Sabah are concerned about the high cost of living. It is sad to learn that the price of goods in sabah is more dearer than in Semananjung Malaysia. The unnecessary extra charges that are levied on goods coming from Peninasular Malaysia have driven the prices to an unnecessary higher cost. The increase in fuel price triggered the increase in the prices of commodities. There was a justification but as the fuel price returns to the former price, the prices of commodities did not reciprocate. The main sector been hit hard on this is the rural people who do not have a steady income. Thus, the rural folks are more likely to liken the BN government to “Barang Naik” government.

Malaysians in Sabah are concerned about the health sector. No doubt the BN government has been active in building huge hospitals in smaller districts like Lahad Datu, Sipitang, Beaufort, Kuala Penyu and Tuaran. The sizes of these hospitals are impressive but sadly they are understaffed. There are not enough medical doctors and personnel to man the facility. The closure of Kota Kinabalu Queen Elizabeth Hospital has made medical care even more critical. Patients are reported to be moved from one hospital to another because there is no bed or due to the absent of expertise or equipment of that particular hospital. Sadly, a district like Penampang a suburb of Kota Kinabalu with a population of more than 200000 does not even have a hospital. The presence of a large number of illegal immigrants in Sabah is taxing the health system at the expense of the people of Sabah.

Malaysians in Sabah are concerned about the standard of education and tertiary centres. Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) was a “carrot” of the BN government to garner support from the local people. After much pressure, Kuala Lumpur reluctantly appointed a Sabahan as Vice Chancellor. Even today there are more non-Sabahans enrolled in UMS. The teaching staff are also mainly from Semananjung Malaysia.

The government should have considered a full-pledge University of Agriculture in Sabah taking into consideration the strength of the State in terms of agriculture. For all purpose and intent, the government should also build more colleges, vocational and technical training schools to prepare the youth for the job markets. While it is the government’s duty to create jobs, the skill learned from the training schools will give the Sabah youth an edge in the job market anywhere in the world. The Sabah government should be ashamed to learn of the many Sabahans without jobs, homes and depending on free meals from the Church in West Malaysia.

Malaysians in Sabah are concerned about religious freedom. The controversial of the use of the word “Allah” has a lasting impact on the Christians in Sabah. The “Batu Sumpah” erected at the Keningau district office compound has on it three promises for the people of the Interior in exchange for allegiance to the federation of Malaysia. One of them is freedom of religion. When the government started banning the use of the word “Allah” and the confiscation of religious tapes and books, the government has already forgotten the promises on the “Batu Sumpah”. The fact that the federal government is now allowing East Malaysians to use the word “Allah” and not in West Malaysia shows the “selectivity” of the government in dealing with such an important issue. The court has allowed the Christians to use the word “Allah” but the Federal government is appealing against the court decision.

Malaysians in Sabah are concerned about the slow “borneanisation” of the public service. While most of the 20 points or safeguards when North Borneo decided to form the federation of Malaysia have been made redundant, the point on getting Sabahans to fill up the civil service is moving on snail pace. The federal agencies are still headed by officers from West Malaysia. There are reports that even the drivers, janitors and security guards are recruited from West Malaysia. Other federal agencies such as FELDA, FELCRA and FAMA are almost 100% staff by West Malaysians.

Malaysians in Sabah are concerned about the infrastructure such as roads, electricity, water and drainage. Sabah roads and highways are the most dangerous. They are riddled with pot holes, depressions, landslips and lack of proper markings. The electricity supply is erratic with high power interruptions. In some areas there are pipes but no water. The drainage is extremely poor or nonexistence leading to flash floods whenever there is moderate rainfall.

 What development are we talking about and to be proud of. One issue that stands out in Sabah is poverty. In the 9th Malaysia Plan, Sabah registered the highest number of poor people in Malaysia. Sabah has 23% poverty rate (2004). In terms of abject poverty, Sabah registered 6.5%, again the highest in Malaysia. The rate of abject poverty in West Malaysia was 3.1% (1977) to 1.2% (2005), Sabah was 2.9% (1977) to 6.5% (2005) while Sarawak was 0.4% (1977) to 1.1% (2005). This figure on poverty for Sabah is unacceptable for a State that is producing the highest amount of crude oil, with the largest crude oil reserve and the largest producer of oil palm.

Dr. Edwin Bosi
Sabah DAP Publicity Secretary
Last Updated (Tuesday, 13 April 2010 09:09)
 

Najib should conduct an inquiry as to why his Department has five Ministers and five Deputy Ministers yet nobody in Parliament to answer issues about Sabah development neglect?

The Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, should conduct an inquiry as to why the Prime Minister’s Department has five Ministers and five Deputy Ministers yet nobody in Parliament to answer issues about Sabah development neglect?This has happened twice in the past week.
Yesterday, during the 2009 Supplementary Estimates debate in the committee stage on the Prime Minister’s Department, which asked for a RM10 million allocation for the Sabah Development Economic Corridor, I had asked whether this was part of the RM1 billion special allocation for infrastructure development of Sabah which was announced by the then Prime Minister, Tun Abdullah when he visited Sabah in May 2008.
If yes, why the RM1 billion special allocation for development was not fully spent by 2008 if not by 2009, asking for full particulars on the breakdown of this RM1 billion special allocation for Sabah.
I also raised the target of projected GDP per capita for Sabah in 2020 under the Sabah Development Economic Corridor Blueprint 2008-2025, which is RM11,571 –more than five times less than the projected target of per capita GNP  of US$17,700 (RM57,348) for Malaysia for 2020 – highlighting the continued scandal of the degradation and deterioration of Sabah from the richest state to the poorest state in Malaysia in five decades.



But there was no answer from any Minister or Deputy Minister during the winding-up of the debate yesterday, as if Sabah simply does not exist in the eyes of the Prime Minister’s Department.

This was also the case last Thursday, when in the government winding-up in the debate on the Royal Address, no Minister or Deputy Minister replied to my earlier speech on the  five “present and urgent issues” which must be prioritized by the Najib administration to end the marginalization of ordinary Sabahans who had been left out of national development and progress since the formation of Malaysia some five decades ago.
The five priority issues I listed were:
  1. Satisfactory resolution to the long-standing problem of illegal immigrants in Sabah, causing the Sabah population to multiply from some 400,000 during the formation of Malaysia in 1963 to over three million today. During his visit to Sabah last September, the Prime Minister had promised resolution of the illegal immigrant problem and this seems to have been completely forgotten.
  2. Eradication of poverty in Sabah. Barisan Nasional had promised to eradicate poverty in 2000 but it is now 2010 and Sabah has the highest poverty rate in the country.
  3. Massive development of basic infrastructure in Sabah to provide roads, piped water, electricity and broadband to Sabahans.
  4. Raising the 5% oil royalty payment to Sabah government to 20%.
  5. Re-opening of the  inquiry into  the “66” air-crash  in Kota Kinabalu on  June 6, 1976 which killed  Sabah Chief Minister Tun Fuad Stephens and State Ministers, Datuk Salleh Sulong, Datuk Peter Mojuntin and Chong Thien Vun to address the many questions and doubts of Sabahans about the true cause of the Double Six tragedy 34 years ago.
This is most disgraceful. There seems to be relapse in the government’s priority focus for Sabah and Sarawak after after the March 8 political tsunami when it dawned on Putrajaya that without the support of  Sabah and Sarawak MPs, Abdullah then and Najib today would be Parliamentary Opposition Leader rather than Prime Minister.
There were then frequent visits to Sabah and Sarawak by the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister with all sorts of promises because the two states were the “fixed deposit” states for Barisan Nasional and UMNO.
Has Sabah fallen off the radar of top priority of Najib that no Minister or Deputy Prime Minsiter deem it important or necessary enough to reply to queries and concerns in Parliament about Sabah development backwardness and neglect?
May be Najib should sack the Minister and Deputy Minister who had been designated to be responsible for Sabah development in the Prime Minister’s Office and replace them with others who are really care about Sabah and who are  more serious and committed to the  cause for uplifting the plight of Sabahans.
Last Updated (Saturday, 10 April 2010 06:08)

Sapelut / Kalabakan road sealing work 萨巴律Sapelut /加拉巴干道路铺沥青工程

The poor condition of the Sapelut / Kalabakan road has been the constant complaint received by the Kota Kinabalu Member of Parliament Dr. Hiew King Cheu. The complaints came mostly from the people who have to travel from KK and the interior area to Tawau. This is a short cut and a faster way to travel between the west and the east coast.
亚庇国会议员邱庆洲不断收到有关萨巴律Sapelut/加拉巴干道路状况欠佳的投诉。 这些投诉大部分是来自亚庇到斗湖的驾驶人士。 该段路程是来回沙巴西海岸和东海岸地区的一个捷径。该段道路在几年前已完成并启用后一直都没有铺上沥青(泊油路面),迄今还是砂石的路面。 据说在最初的合约中铺沥青工程/泊油路面是有被列在合约里,不知道什么原因承包商没有进行该项工作。

 



The road is not sealed with premix (tar surface) and is only a gravel road since its completion few years back. In the original contract supposedly the premix / tar road surface was included in the contract, but not knowing why and how this scope of work was not carried out.

Until to date, there were many accidents occurred due to the bad gravel road surface, which is covered with pot holes, dust and mud. It is a dangerous road to drive on.

Dr. Hiew asked the Minister of Works in Parliament about the reason why the original price of RM 100 million to pave the premix / tar surface has now been increased to RM 200 million as announced for the 150 kilometer of trunk road, and why we have to wait until the 10th Malaysia Plan to do it.

The answer given by the minister is not acceptable because we all have heard from previous government announcements many times on promises to seal the road, and yet we are getting answer that we have to wait for 10 MP which is 2 years from now. The minister pointed out that it is RM200 million as estimated since 2008 for the sealing work on the 150KM of road from Sapelut to Kalabakan, and the project has failed since. We feel that to seal 150 KM for a sum of RM200 million seemed expensive and on the high side, and it worked out to be RM1.33 million per KM. It is advisable to call for a public open tender to ascertain the cost to avoid abuse of public fund and be transparent.

The minister continues to explain why the road cannot be sealed at moment, and this is because of the many heavy overloaded logging trucks plying on whole length of this road. If the sealing work is done, these trucks will eventually damage the tar surface. Therefore the sealing work will have to be delayed to a later date until the logging activities subsided. He said now there are many types of transport vehicles using this road, averagely 150 times a day and 50 to 75 are heavy trucks. The Federal work ministry is working with the Sabah JKR, and JPJ to take action on overloaded trucks on this road and to enforce the law, because this is a public road.

On this, Dr. Hiew said that it is not relevant that the Ministry of works siding the overloaded trucks as an excuse to defer until 10 MP on the sealing of the Sapelut / Kalabakan road. In fact, in all the good engineering design and good construction method used should produce and construct a road that can withstand heavy loads, or unless otherwise the road is built below specification and with substandard, or simply it is poorly done or ‘many corners cut’.

Hiew said that at least 90KM of this long stretch of road from Sapelut towards Kalabakan can be sealed immediately. This is because the heavy logging trucks only use the portion nearer to Kalabakan carrying logs from around the forest reserve in Maliau Basin which is 54 KM away to the log ponds in Kalabakan. It is unfair to use logging trucks as an excuse for not sealing the road, may be there is no money for the BN government to carry out the work. We demand the government to immediately start work on the sealing of the road to avoid further inconveniences, and accident happening.


Dr. Hiew King Cheu, KK MP

萨巴律Sapelut /加拉巴干道路铺沥青工程

亚庇国会议员邱庆洲不断收到有关萨巴律Sapelut/加拉巴干道路状况欠佳的投诉。 这些投诉大部分是来自亚庇到斗湖的驾驶人士。 该段路程是来回沙巴西海岸和东海岸地区的一个捷径。

该段道路在几年前已完成并启用后一直都没有铺上沥青(泊油路面),迄今还是砂石的路面。 据说在最初的合约中铺沥青工程/泊油路面是有被列在合约里,不知道什么原因承包商没有进行该项工作。

直至目前为止,由于参差不齐的砾石及尘土覆盖的路面,导致有许多意外的发生。 该段路程是一道危险的马路。

邱庆洲博士在国会里询问公共工程部长,有关为什么原本估计需要马币一亿的铺沥青工程/泊油路面,如今有报道该150公里长的大路,其需要款 项将增加至马币二亿,并且为什么工程部长要等到第十大马计划才进行该项工程呢?

部长的回答是不能被接受的,因为在过去政府曾经宣布并且承诺很多次,他们将会在该段马路进行铺沥青工程,但是所得到的回答是总是我们必须等到第十大 马计划。此外部长也指出,在2008年他们已经估计要用两亿令吉来进行萨巴律/加拉巴干道路的铺沥青工程,而该项目已经暂时搁置。 我们认为耗费马币两亿来铺上150公里长的沥青工程似乎太过昂贵,算起来每公里要花费约马币一百三十三万。 政府应该要公开招标,以确定该铺沥青工程的标价以示透明度,避免政府资金被滥用。

部长继续解释说该段道路暂时无法进行铺沥青工程,这是因为有很多重型超载的大木车在该段道路上行驶。如果铺上沥青后,这些大货车最终将会损坏该段马 路的表面。因此,铺沥青工作将要推迟到伐木活动减少后才能够进行。他说,现在有许多类型的运输货车使用该段道路,平均每天约有150车数,其中有50至 75辆的重型货车在行驶。 联邦工程部与沙巴工程部,以及陆路交通局正在采取行动,来对付行驶在该段马路上超载的货车,因为这是一道公众马路。

针对这方面邱博士说这是毫不相关的事,并指出工程部利用重型超载大货车为借口,推迟萨巴律/加拉巴干道路的沥青工程,并且要等到第十大马计划。事实 上如果有良好的工程设计和采用严格施工来建设该道路时,是可以承受很重的负载,或者道路的建设是货不对版,又或是偷工减料,那么该道路是很快会损坏的。

邱博士说,至少从萨巴律到加拉巴干约90公里长的道路,可以先立即进行沥青工程。 这是因为沉重的伐木车只行驶从马里咬Maliau Basin的森林保留区一带前往加拉巴干的木桐存放处约54公里的距离。使用超重货车作为一借口而不进行铺沥青工程实在是不公平,可能是因为国阵政府找不 到钱来展开该项工程。我们要求政府立即开始进行沥青工程,以避免交通事故的发生。
Last Updated (Thursday, 08 April 2010 10:47)

纳吉应调查,为何他的部门拥有5名正部长及5名副部长,却没有任何一人在国会中答覆有关沙巴发展被忽略的课题?

民主行动党国会领袖兼怡保东区国会议员林吉祥于2010年4月9日(星期五)在八打灵再也发表 的声明(3):
纳吉应调查,为何他的部门拥有5名正部长及5名副部长,却 没有任何一人在国会中答覆有关沙巴发展被忽略的课题?

首相拿督斯里纳吉应调查,为何他的部门拥有5名正部长及5名副部长,却没有任何一人在国会中答覆有关沙巴发展被忽略的课题?
这种问题在过去一周出现了两次。我昨天在委员会阶段辩论要求1000万令吉充作沙巴发展经济走廊用途的首相署附加预算案时,我问这是否属于前首相敦 阿都拉于2008年5月访问沙巴时,特别为沙巴基建发展所特别拨出的10亿令吉之一部份。



如果是,为何这10亿令吉特别拨款没在2008年或2009年用尽,我因此要求这10亿令吉的开支详情。

我也指出,根据2008-2025年沙巴发展经济走廊大蓝图,沙巴在2020年的预计人均生产总值只有1万1571令吉,比在新经济模式下预计的大 马人均生产总值低出5倍有多,突出了持续不断的醜闻,令沙巴在过去50年来,从一个最富裕州属沦为最贫穷州属的问题。

但是,在昨天总结辩论时,没有任何部长或副部长提出答案,沙巴在首相署眼中是不存在似的。

同样的在上周四,当政府总结元首御词时,没有任何部长或副部长答覆我较早时在辩论时提出的,纳吉政府应优先处理的“眼前紧急课题”,以停止边缘化沙 巴平民,因为自大马成立後,他们已被排除在国家发展与进步主流外长达约50年。

这5大当务之急是:

  1. 让人满意地解决长久以来沙巴的非法移民问题,它已使沙巴的人口倍增,从1963年成立大马时的40万人,增至目前的300多万人。首相在去年9月 访问沙巴时,曾保証解决非法移民问题,而目前看来他已忘了这个承诺。
  2. 剷除沙巴人民的贫穷。国阵曾在2000年时承诺剷除贫穷,但目前已是2010年,沙巴已沦为国家贫穷率最高的州属。
  3. 大量发展沙巴的基建,以提供道路、自来水、电流及宽频给沙巴人民。
  4. 将付给沙巴的石油税数从5%提高至20%。
  5. 重新调查1976年6月6日夺走沙巴首席部长敦弗史迪芬及州部长拿督沙烈苏隆、拿督彼德莫俊丁及张天文的亚庇“66空难”事件,以解决沙巴人民许 多有关34年前这场66空难真相的疑问。
这是很糟糕的现象,在308政治海啸之後,政府重新重视沙巴及砂拉越,因为若无这两州国会议员的支持,阿都拉及今天的纳吉,将只是国会反对党领袖, 不是首相。

正、副首相频频访问沙、砂两州,並许下种种承诺,因为这两州是国阵及巫统的“定存”州。

沙巴是否不再受到纳吉的优先关注,以至首相署没有任何正部长或副部长认为重要或有必要的回答我的询问,以及我在国会中提出沙巴落後及被忽略的问题?

也许纳吉应将首相署内那些负责沙巴发展的部长及副部长革职,並以那些真正关心沙巴及有心要改善沙巴人民命运者取而代之。


林吉祥

Meeting of Sabahans in Klang Valley postponed from April 18 to May 16 KL/Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall because of Hulu Selangor by-electionTwo weeks ago on March 25, 2010 I had announced a meeting of Sabahans in the Klang Valley at the Petaling Jaya Civics Centre on April 18, but this has now been postponed to Sunday May 16 at 2 pm at the KL/Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall because of the Hulu Selangor by-election, whose nomination is April 17 and polling April 25. The idea of a meeting of Sabahans in Klang Valley is the result of my two recent visits to the Sabah interior together with DAP MPs Hiew King Cheu (Kota Kinabalu), Teo Nie Ching (Serdang), Lim Lip Eng (Segambut) and Jimmy Wong, DAP Sabah state Assemblymen for Sri Tanjong, including Kota Belud, Tuaran, Keningau, Tambunan, Sepanggar, Donggongon and Kampong Inobong in Penampang for first-hand information about the neglect of socio-economic rights and development as well as the frustrations of the people of Sabah. Wherever we went, we encountered concerns about the plight of Sabahans stranded in the Klang Valley, particularly following media reports early this year of homeless Sabahans who had to scavenge for food from garbage bins outside restaurants in the Klang Valley. Sabahans back home were shocked that Sabah youths, who had gone to the national capital to seek greener pastures, were roaming the streets and relying on food served by NGOs and on leftovers in dustbins for an additional meal. The meeting of Sabahans in the Klang Valley on May 16 will not only discuss this issue but also the whole spectrum of frustrations of Sabahans. The New Economic Model with the main goal of transforming Malaysia into a high-income advanced nation with inclusiveness and sustainability aims to achieve a per capita GNP of US$17,700 (RM57,348) by 2020. However, under the Sabah Development Economic Corridor Blueprint 2008-2025, the projected GDP per capita for Sabah in 2020 is only RM11,571 – which is more than five times less than the targeted per capita GNP for Malaysia under the NEM. Coming on top of the scandal of the degradation and deterioration of Sabah from the richest state to the poorest state in the past five decades, it is most shocking and even outrageous that there is a five-fold difference in the targetted per capita income of Sabahans as compared to Malaysias in ten years’ time in 2020. This issue undoubtedly will be top on the agenda of the meeting of Sabahans in the Klang Valley in Kuala Lumpur on May 16. During the debate on the 2009 Supplementary Estimates in Parliament on Monday, I had urged the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak to address five “present and urgent issues” to give meaning to the slogans of 1Malaysia and “inclusive growth” and end the marginalization of ordinary Sabahans who had been left out of national development and progress since the formation of Malaysia some five decades ago. These five priority issues are: 1. Satisfactory resolution to the long-standing problem of illegal immigrants in Sabah, causing the Sabah population to multiply from some 400,000 during the formation of Malaysia in 1963 to over three million today. During his visit to Sabah last September, the Prime Minister had promised resolution of the illegal immigrant problem and this seems to have been completely forgotten. 2. Eradication of poverty in Sabah. Barisan Nasional had promised to eradicate poverty in 2000 but it is now 2010 and Sabah has the highest poverty rate in the country. 3. Massive development of basic infrastructure in Sabah to provide roads, piped water, electricity and broadband to Sabahans. 4. Raising the 5% oil royalty payment to Sabah government to 20%. 5. Re-opening of the inquiry into the “66” air-crash in Kota Kinabalu on June 6, 1976 which killed Sabah Chief Minister Tun Fuad Stephens and State Ministers, Datuk Salleh Sulong, Datuk Peter Mojuntin and Chong Thien Vun to address the many questions and doubts of Sabahans about the true cause of the Double Six tragedy 34 years ago. These issues will also be on the agenda of the meeting of Sabahans in the Klang Valley in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, May 16, which is convened by DAP MP for Kota Kinabalu, Hiew King Cheu, assisted and co-ordinated by DAP MPs Teo Nie Ching (Serdang) and Lim Lip Eng (Segambut). Contacts and enquiries can also be made through the following: * 03-79578022 03-79578022 / dap@dapmalaysia.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; * 088-254987 088-254987 / sabahdap@hotmail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Last Updated (Thursday, 08 April 2010 07:56)

Two weeks ago on March 25, 2010 I had announced a meeting of Sabahans in the Klang Valley at the Petaling Jaya Civics Centre on April 18, but this has now been postponed to Sunday May 16 at 2 pm at the KL/Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall because of the Hulu Selangor by-election, whose nomination is April 17 and polling April 25.

     

The idea of a meeting of Sabahans in Klang Valley is the result of my two recent visits to the Sabah interior together with DAP MPs Hiew King Cheu (Kota Kinabalu), Teo Nie Ching (Serdang), Lim Lip Eng (Segambut) and Jimmy Wong, DAP Sabah state Assemblymen for Sri Tanjong, including Kota Belud, Tuaran, Keningau, Tambunan, Sepanggar, Donggongon and Kampong Inobong in Penampang for first-hand information about the neglect of socio-economic rights and development as well as the frustrations of the people of Sabah.
Wherever we went, we encountered concerns about the plight of Sabahans stranded in the Klang Valley, particularly following media reports early this year of homeless Sabahans who had to scavenge for food from garbage bins outside restaurants in the Klang Valley.
Sabahans back home were shocked that Sabah youths, who had gone to the national capital to seek greener pastures, were roaming the streets and relying on food served by NGOs and on leftovers in dustbins for an additional meal.

The meeting of Sabahans in the Klang Valley on May 16 will not only discuss this issue but also the whole spectrum of frustrations of Sabahans.
The New Economic Model with the main goal of transforming Malaysia into a high-income advanced nation with inclusiveness and sustainability aims to achieve a per capita GNP of US$17,700 (RM57,348) by 2020.
However, under the Sabah Development Economic Corridor Blueprint 2008-2025, the projected GDP per capita for Sabah in 2020 is only RM11,571 – which is more than five times less than the targeted per capita GNP for Malaysia under the NEM.
Coming on top of the scandal of the degradation and deterioration of Sabah from the richest state to the poorest state in the past five decades, it is most shocking and even outrageous that there is a five-fold difference in the targetted per capita income of Sabahans as compared to Malaysias in ten years’ time in 2020.
This issue undoubtedly will be top on the agenda of the meeting of Sabahans in the Klang Valley in Kuala Lumpur on May 16.
During the debate on the 2009 Supplementary Estimates in Parliament on Monday, I had urged the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak to address five “present and urgent issues” to give meaning to the slogans of 1Malaysia and “inclusive growth” and end the marginalization of ordinary Sabahans who had been left out of national development and progress since the formation of Malaysia some five decades ago.
These five priority issues are:
  1. Satisfactory resolution to the long-standing problem of illegal immigrants in Sabah, causing the Sabah population to multiply from some 400,000 during the formation of Malaysia in 1963 to over three million today. During his visit to Sabah last September, the Prime Minister had promised resolution of the illegal immigrant problem and this seems to have been completely forgotten.
  2. Eradication of poverty in Sabah. Barisan Nasional had promised to eradicate poverty in 2000 but it is now 2010 and Sabah has the highest poverty rate in the country.
  3. Massive development of basic infrastructure in Sabah to provide roads, piped water, electricity and broadband to Sabahans.
  4. Raising the 5% oil royalty payment to Sabah government to 20%.
  5. Re-opening of the inquiry into the “66” air-crash in Kota Kinabalu on June 6, 1976 which killed Sabah Chief Minister Tun Fuad Stephens and State Ministers, Datuk Salleh Sulong, Datuk Peter Mojuntin and Chong Thien Vun to address the many questions and doubts of Sabahans about the true cause of the Double Six tragedy 34 years ago.
These issues will also be on the agenda of the meeting of Sabahans in the Klang Valley in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, May 16, which is convened by DAP MP for Kota Kinabalu, Hiew King Cheu, assisted and co-ordinated by DAP MPs Teo Nie Ching (Serdang) and Lim Lip Eng (Segambut). Contacts and enquiries can also be made through the following:
  •               03-79578022         03-79578022 / dap@dapmalaysia.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ;
  •               088-254987         088-254987 / sabahdap@hotmail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Last Updated (Thursday, 08 April 2010 07:56)
 

Sijil Anak Negeri 沙巴土著证书

The yang Di-Petua Negeri Sabah has established a “Board of Officers” under section 3(3) of the Ordinance Tafsiran (Tarif Anak Negeri) 1952 Cap 64 to check if the Native certificate or “Sijil Anak Negeri” belonging to YB Jimmy Wong is genuine. This was revealed in a letter to YB Jimmy Wong of 24 March 2010 from Datuk Abidin Madingkir, the Chairman of the Board of Officers of the Ministry of Local Government and Housing.由沙巴州元首根据1952年条例‘Ordinance Tafsiran’ (Tarif Anak Negeri)第六十四章第三条三项条文,设立的‘委员会’以检查沙州议员黄仕平的土著证书的真伪。   黄仕平是在2010年3月24 日收到地方政府和房屋部的拿督阿比丁的函件的指示。

州议员黄仕平乐意给予全面的合作,他已前往亚庇区土著事务法庭主管威廉马晋文(OKK William Mojimbun)的办事处要求认证其土著证书,该证书是当年由他的办事处所颁发给黄氏的。 主管威廉马晋文也表示说经过核证后,该证书是属真本,其后他 也签证了一份副本。 威廉马晋文通知黄仕平说,他已提交了该证书给他的上级做最后的决定。 只要支付少许的费用,所有的土著证书都可以由区土著事务法庭核证盖章确认。 然而由于这是件受高度关注的事项及其影响度超高,也将会影响到本州许多拥有同 样证书的人士,威廉马晋文决定将其提呈给他的上级做出决定。

YB Jimmy Wong has been cooperating with the relevant authority by presenting himself to the District Native Court Chief of Kota Kinabalu OKK William Mojimbun together with the certificate issued from his office.  OKK Mojimbun has indicated that the certificate appeared genuine and subsequently certified on a copy of the said certificate. OKK Mojimbun has informed YB Jimmy Wong that he has submitted the certified certificate to his “boss” for a decision. All native certificates can be verified by the Native District Chief for a small fee. However, due to the high profile of this case, OKK Mojimbun has decided to forward it to his superior for a decision.

If the office of the Native District Chief can verify a Native certificate for a fee, why is it that a “Board of Officers” is required for the case of YB Jimmy Wong? Thousands of Native certificates have been issued and there are some that are and have been reported to the Police as fake or acquired by dubious means. Why is YB Jimmy Wong been singled out? Is it because he is a DAP YB who has been revealing so many wrong doings of the UMNO-BN government in the Assembly?

To be fair and to prevent any perception of dishonesty on the part of the “Board of Officers”, YB Jimmy Wong should be called to a meeting where he can (with his lawyer) present the certificate to the Board for examination. It is very unfair to ask YB Jimmy Wong to submit his certificate to the Board for examination because “anything” can happen to the certificate. A high profile case like this has to be dealt with accordingly.


Dr. Edwin Bosi
Sabah DAP Publicity Secretary


沙巴土著证书

由沙巴州元首根据1952年条例‘Ordinance Tafsiran’ (Tarif Anak Negeri)第六十四章第三条三项条文,设立的‘委员会’以检查沙州议员黄仕平的土著证书的真伪。   黄仕平是在2010年3月24 日收到地方政府和房屋部的拿督阿比丁的函件的指示。

州议员黄仕平乐意给予全面的合作,他已前往亚庇区土著事务法庭主管威廉马晋文(OKK William Mojimbun)的办事处要求认证其土著证书,该证书是当年由他的办事处所颁发给黄氏的。 主管威廉马晋文也表示说经过核证后,该证书是属真本,其后他 也签证了一份副本。 威廉马晋文通知黄仕平说,他已提交了该证书给他的上级做最后的决定。 只要支付少许的费用,所有的土著证书都可以由区土著事务法庭核证盖章确认。 然而由于这是件受高度关注的事项及其影响度超高,也将会影响到本州许多拥有同 样证书的人士,威廉马晋文决定将其提呈给他的上级做出决定。

如果可以付一些费用就能够得到土著事务法庭验证土著证书,为什么要为了黄仕平的事件,特别设立‘委员会’呢?  已经有上万的土著证书被发出去,但是有一些被认为是伪造的土著证书或用手段获得的证书,都已向警方报案。 为什么黄仕平却被特意的挑剔进行验证? 是否因为他是一位民主行动党议员,在州议会里不断的揭开国阵政府许多不对的地方?

为了达到公平和防止该‘特别委员会’有任何偏向一边的看法,州议员黄仕平应面对该委员会,他可以与他的律师提呈他的土著证书给‘委员会’验 证真伪。  他们要求黄氏只提交其证书给委员会是非常不公平,因为黄氏所持有的土著证书可能会被做手脚。 这样高度受关注的事件,必须要有适当和公平的处理。
 

Five issues for Najib to prove he is serious about “inclusive growth” to Sabahans

Finally, I want to end with a special reference to Sabah as ordinary Sabahans feel that they had been marginalised and left out of the national development and progress for since the formation of Malaysia some five decades ago.
If the Prime Minister is serious and sincere about inclusive growth, the Federal government should make Sabahans feel a full and equal part of 1Malaysia,and I recommend five priority areas for its immediate attention and action:



  1. Satisfactory resolution to the long-standing problem of illegal immigrants in Sabah, causing the Sabah population to multiply from some 400,000 during the formation of Malaysia in 1963 to over three million today. During his visit to Sabah last September, the Prime Minister had promised resolution of the illegal immigrant problem and this seems to have been completely forgotten.

  2. Eradication of poverty in Sabah. Barisan Nasional had promised to eradicate poverty in 2000 but it is now 2010 and Sabah has the highest poverty rate in the country.
  3. Massive development of basic infrastructure in Sabah to provide roads, piped water, electricity and broadband to Sabahans.

  4. Raising the 5% oil royalty payment to Sabah government to 20%.
  5. Re-opening of the inquiry into the “66” air-crash in Kota Kinabalu on June 6, 1976 which killed Sabah Chief Minister Tun Fuad Stephens and State Ministers, Datuk Salleh Sulong, Datuk Peter Mojuntin and Chong Thien Vun to address the many questions and doubts of Sabahans about the true cause of the Double Six tragedy 34 years ago.
[Speech (3) of DAP Parliamentary Leader and MP for Ipoh Timor Lim Kit Siang in Parliament on the 2009 Supplementary Estimates on Tuesday, 6th April 2010]
Last Updated (Wednesday, 07 April 2010 10:50)
 

Wijaya Park, Mengatal flood problem remains unsolved 孟加达威佳亚园(Wijaya Park),防洪问题仍然没有解决








Yesterday afternoon a short two hours rain had caused Wijaya Park in Mengatal submerged under 3 feet of flood water. The 50 over houses with their furnitures, belongings and their cars were socked in the water. There will be much cleaning work on the mud, rubbish, and drying up work after the water subsided.昨天下午两小时的下雨已造成孟加达威佳亚园(Wijaya Park)淹没在3尺水深中。 约有五十多间房屋的家具,财物和汽车都浸在水中。 很肯定当水退后将有许多清洗淤泥和清理垃圾的工作。

The angry residents called the Kota Kinabalu Member of Parliament Dr. Hiew King Cheu to request assistance to inspect the flood situation there. Hiew later arrived on site with the Sabah DAP Infrastructure Bureau chief John Lee Kim Seng to view the flood situation, and found the houses is still flooded with 3 feet of water.

There is no large outlet and drain for the water to flow out fast enough, therefore when ever it rains this place is usually flooded. The people also complains that the DBKK had done a small drainage work here next to the padang, but they can’t see and understand what is the purpose of the few hundred thousand ringgit cost of work is for. That is totally a waste of public fund and served no purpose, and the little pond constructed is just for nothing. It wouldn’t help to solve the flood at all.

Dr. Hiew told the angry residents that he had informed the JPS Sabah and the DBKK their problem last year and he was promised by the two departments concerned that they will solve the flood problem in Wijaya Park. Their promises remain as empty promises, and that is typical of the BN’s style of giving empty promises to the people. This is especially so during general election time, the BN will promise the people “the heaven”!

Dr. Hiew said he will inform the authorities again about the flood problem in Wijaya Park, Mengatal. This time if no action taken, the people should consider to turn away from BN government and let Pakatan Rakyat to run the next government. At least, a new government will have new policies, style, leadership, and new hope for the people.

At the same time, John Lee Kim Seng said the Tuaran Road from Mile 7 to 10 was also having serious flood due to drain blockage at many places. This caused traffic jam and vehicles couldn’t start. All these blockages to the road side drains should be addressed immediately by the JKR maintenance. The bad flood that regularly submerges SJK Lok Yuk at Mile 7.5 Tuaran Road every times it rains has never been solved by the government since 20 years ago. It is again under a few feet of water again during yesterday’s rain. It is highly unreasonable that the flood situation at the school can not be solved once for all. He challenges the JKR to immediately put right the situation by end of this year, if not the BN state government Infrastructure Development Minister Datuk Pairin Joseph Kitingan should resign.

Dr. Hiew King Cheu, KK MP
Pic: The Wijaya Park flood situation, and SJK Lok Yuk under few feet of flood water
昨天下午两小时的下雨已造成孟加达威佳亚园(Wijaya Park)淹没在3尺水深中。 约有五十多间房屋的家具,财物和汽车都浸在水中。 很肯定当水退后将有许多清洗淤泥和清理垃圾的工作。

愤怒的居民联络了亚庇国会议员邱庆洲博士,要求前往协助视察该处的灾情。 邱博士与沙巴民主行动党基本设施发展局主任李金星稍后抵达现场查看灾情,发现该处的房屋都淹在三尺深的水中。

在该处没有设有大的排水沟让水能够迅速的流走,因此每当下雨的时候,这个地方通常是被水淹没。该处的人们还抱怨地说,亚庇市政厅虽然在大操场旁边兴 建了小的排水沟,但却没有什么作用,也不了解为何政府耗费数十万令吉的工程却没有达到其功效,这完全是浪费公帑,而且也没有达到排水的功用。  政府建造该小池塘也没有什么作用,根本无助于解决该处水灾的问题。

邱博士说,他去年已经通知并且联络沙巴水利灌溉局(JPS)和亚庇市政厅有关他们的问题,而且沙巴公务局和亚庇市政厅也对邱博士承诺说,他 们将会尽快解决孟加达威家亚园的水灾问题。 但是他们的承诺仍然是‘零’, 这就是国阵政府的典型风格,惯性开给人民的空头支票。 这尤其是在换届大选的时候,国阵将会不断给人民所谓‘好听的承诺’!

邱博士说,他将会再次向当局反映有关孟加达威佳亚园水浸问题。如果当局仍然不采取任何行动,该处的居民会不再支持国阵政府,他们会让民联成为下届的 政府。至少新政府将有新的政策,作风,领导,和带给人民新的希望。

同时李金星也指出,从斗亚兰路七里至十里路的路段也面对严重的水灾,由于在许多地方的排水管被堵塞。 因而造成了交通堵塞,车辆无法顺畅的行驶。 工程部应该即刻把所有在路旁的排水渠进行维修和清理。 七里半斗亚兰路乐育小学前的马路二十年来不断面对淹水问题,而政府迄今都没有真正解决该问题。 昨天的大雨导致该处又淹水,政府无法一次过解决学校前面的淹水问题是非常不合理的。 李氏挑战工程部在今年底必须立即纠正该淹水的情况,如果不能,国阵政府基本设施发展部长拿督拜林应该引咎辞职
Last Updated (Monday, 05 April 2010 09:30)