Monday, 5 December 2011

Sabah DAP Interior urged to make full and proper use of the Budget // 沙行动党呼吁必须立即运用拨款以提升内陆区的设施




沙行动党本杰明叶博士指出,政府虽然在财政预算案中提及并宣布拨出马币五亿令吉用于农村基本设施的建设应公平地分配到沙巴州内陆区。许多内陆区迄今仍然严重缺乏基本建设和设备,并且已经落后了十多年。

沙行动党内陆流动服务队在内陆地区进行了问卷调查,他们收到很多投诉和不满,甘榜人说尽管之前国阵政府宣布将拨出数十亿令吉的款项用于农村基本设施的建设和发展。但是大家都有眼看到内陆区到今天仍然没有足够的设施和发展。许多农村地区,尤其是偏远甘榜仍严重缺乏基本设备和水电的供应,例如根地咬,丹南,文拿纳(Melalap),哥马邦(Kemabong),苏骨(Sook),那巴湾(Nabawan),宾湘岸(Pensiagan)等等。


The Government has announced a budget of RM5 Million for rural infrastructure be distribute for the Interior of Sabah.   Until today the rural areas still lack of the basic rural infrastructures and amenities for decades, commented Dr Benjamin Yapp, DAP Sabah Inerior Parliamentary Liaison Chief.

DAP Sabah interior mobile service team carried out a general public survey recently to get the feedback of the rural communities in the interior, and the many complaints that they received were that despite of the previous year allocation of the Billions of Ringgit by the BN Government for rural infrastructure development.  They were unhappy that in the rural areas and interior of Sabah untill today have no adequate physical infrastructure development. Many rural areas were still lacking of amenities and utility supply of piped clean, treated water and rural electricity supply to a number of rural kampungs in the various rural districts of Sabah, particularly in the remote areas in Keningau, Tenom, Melalap, Kemabong, Sook, Nabawan and Pensiagan remote rural districts.


Many rural people in the rural villages had been deprived of clean water supply, and in certain areas there was no electricity supply at all. This had affected the socio-economic development of the rural communities in the remote areas. The rural roads and certain old damaged bridges in the interior were still in a bad shape. They all needing urgent repairs and replacement like what happened to Bingkor, Keningau when DAP Sabah brought up the issue of badly damaged suspension bridges in the previous month but it was fallen in deaf ears until an entire damaged suspension bridge at Sungei Bayoyo, Bingkor collapsed, only then the JKKK chief from Bingkor appeared in the scene!

As a result of this negligence, many villagers and school children depended on the bridge to cross daily were adversely affected by this lack of responsibilities by the local authorities concerned lamented the local residents there.

It is a true fact that the current social and economic situations in the rural areas were getting worse with the sudden increased in prices of many essential commodities. Asides the overdue rural infrastructures in Sabah, particularly in the interior of Sabah needed the urgent attention of the Government since the RM5 Billion budget was claimed to be available.  No use just to create public confidence while the existing basic rural infrastructure which have not been implemented in the interior of Sabah.  That had adversely affected hundred of thousands of rural people who had long been deprives of better rural amenities and basic rural infrastructures. Adequate commercial and housing facilities, maintenance and upgrading of rural roads, construction of new bridges, replacement of old electricity poles, installation of adequate piped water and electricity supply to certain rural areas that had been left behind in the basic infrastructure development for many decades!

Hardcore poverty problems facing thousands of rural folks needed to be adequately address with better innovative methods and socio-economic development schemes for the rural people as well as efficient public delivery systems inorder to uplift their standard of living, commented Dr Benjamin Yapp.  He urged the Government to make full and proper use of the Budget in order to reach the target areas in the interior that needed urgent basic rural infrastructure development for the rural people in Sabah.

At the same time Dr Benjamin Yapp and his mobile service team visited various kampang in Melalap, Tenom to assisting the rural folks to apply for “e-Kasih Azam Niaga” programs to help the poor families to improve their standard of living.   He advised the rural folks to register for the scheme in order to participate in the socio-economic development towards the alleviation of poverty in the interior of Sabah that had a majority of hardcore poor and poor families earning between RM250- RM800 per month with dependents.  

During the vist, many rural folks complained to DAP Sabah Interior that they were being deprived of various assistance such as PPRT (Hardcore poor housing facilities), Welfare assistance, “E-Kasih” programs, lap-top for poor schooling children and other.  The BN Government has neglected their hardship, poverty problems and lack of basic rural amenities.   DAP Sabah urged the Government to provide assistance to all deserving hardcore poor and poor families in the rural areas.

Pic : Dr. Benjamin and his time visit the kampung and assist on the E-kasih application

BY DAP Sabah Interior Media, Dr. Benjamin Yapp


沙行动党呼吁必须立即运用拨款以提升内陆区的设施

沙行动党本杰明叶博士指出,政府虽然在财政预算案中提及并宣布拨出马币五亿令吉用于农村基本设施的建设应公平地分配到沙巴州内陆区。许多内陆区迄今仍然严重缺乏基本建设和设备,并且已经落后了十多年。

沙行动党内陆流动服务队在内陆地区进行了问卷调查,他们收到很多投诉和不满,甘榜人说尽管之前国阵政府宣布将拨出数十亿令吉的款项用于农村基本设施的建设和发展。但是大家都有眼看到内陆区到今天仍然没有足够的设施和发展。许多农村地区,尤其是偏远甘榜仍严重缺乏基本设备和水电的供应,例如根地咬,丹南,文拿纳(Melalap),哥马邦(Kemabong),苏骨(Sook),那巴湾(Nabawan),宾湘岸(Pensiagan)等等。

许多内陆甘榜没有清洁食水的供应,甚至有些偏远甘榜完全没有电力的供应。这已影响偏远甘榜社区的经济发展和提升。 甘榜路和一些陈旧损坏的木桥仍然处在糟糕的情况。这些都急需要有关当局立即维修。一个典型的例子有关冰谷根地咬严重损毁的吊桥,沙行动党内陆流动服务队已向有关当局反映并要求关注,但当局却置若罔闻,直到冰谷巴耶耶河的损坏吊桥坍塌掉入河里,冰谷村庄乡保委员会才派人前往视察!

由于国阵的疏忽,导致该处许多内陆甘榜的村民和学童诸多的不便,他们只能依靠破烂的吊桥去做工或上学。 而且地方当局也没有尽其职责,他们散漫的工作态度让甘榜居民生活艰难和痛苦。

由于物价膨胀,导致内陆乡村的经济境况更加萧条,加上逾期的乡村基本设施发展,甘榜人的生活益加艰难。  叶博士敦促政府必须迫切给予关注,立即运用所宣布的马币五亿令吉拨款进行发展计划。 只是在报章上宣布却迟迟不实施发展计划,甘榜人对政府已经失去信心。 政府完全剥夺了内陆甘榜人的福利和权益。 他们没有适当的商业和房屋设施,没有良好的马路维护和提升,缺乏新桥梁,以及更换旧电线杆,也没有足够的水电供应。 国阵政府任并内陆甘榜的基本设施的发展落后了几十年!

本杰明叶博士评论说,政府必须要解决内陆贫困的问题,他们需要提供甘榜人经济发展计划,以及高效率的传递方式,以协助和提高甘榜人的生活水平。 他敦促政府必须立即运用该财政预算案的拨款,以发展沙巴州内陆甘榜。

同时,本杰明博士和他的流动服务队探访文那纳,丹南的甘榜,并协助该处的甘榜人申请E – Kasih Azam Niaga’以帮助该处贫困家庭。 他建议贫困的甘榜人上网登记,尤其是那些每月收入于RM250- RM800之间的家庭。

在走访期间,许多甘榜人向沙行动党内陆区流动服务队投诉说,他们被剥夺了廉价房屋的申请,福利的援助,“E - Kasih 援助计划,贫困儿童入学援助等。 国阵政府忽视和不关心他们的困难,贫困及缺乏基本设施的问题。 沙巴民主行动党敦促政府必须要提供援助,来帮助内陆甘榜人的民生问题,不要再拖延了!

图:本杰明博士与甘榜人摄,并且协助他们填写E-Kasih的申请