Monday, 19 December 2011

让沙巴经济发展局拥有挖掘河沙的权力并不标榜着他们可以欲所欲为 // The sole sand extraction rights being given to the Sedco is in no way that they can do what they like

邱氏说,如果雪兰莪民联州政府可以有效的减少偷沙的活动,并且给予控制,而且挖沙的钱用于提供免费水于雪州人民,为什么沙巴州政府不能这样做呢? 多年以来许多人在河流挖沙,政府所收集到的钱去了哪里?沙巴经济发展局必须在将来出示采沙所获得的钱,也必须有一个干净的帐目交待。稽查局在未来一定要对该局的运作及账目进行审计。

MP Hiew said that if the PR Selangor government can reduce the sand stealing operation to a minimum, put it under control, and is making money from the sand dredging to provide free water for the people in Selangor, why can’t the Sabah government cannot do that? Where is the sand dredging money in our rivers gone to and how much had been collected over the years? Sedco must produce result in generating money for the people in Sabah and there must be a clean and true set of account for the people. The Audit General must come to check on this in the future.




土地测量局总监拿督奥斯曼加玛已宣布,决定于明年6月将河沙开采权移交给沙巴经济发展局(SEDCO)。他说,沙巴州政府原则上已同意该项决定。

亚庇国会议员邱庆洲对此决定表示是一个很好的建议,这将能够减少沙巴土地测量局行政工作负荷。土地测量局的工作一路来效率缓慢,极差和诸多拖延是众所周知,尤其是成千上万积压的文件,如土地转让,土地申请,延伸地契期限,以及发出分层公寓地契的问题。

让沙巴经济发展局拥有挖掘河沙的权力并不标榜着他们可以欲所欲为,事实上该局必须更需负责任,更透明的为沙巴人民服务。在沙巴各地的非法挖沙的问题是因为沙土地局没有处理及管理好。 现在的新管理层应该给于更严格的控制,并需要停止任何滥权和贪污的行为。   过去沙行动党曾指出在沙巴各地的非法采沙活动昌狂,许多河流和土地被破坏,并引起水灾。非法挖沙活动至今仍然还在运作,而土地局却没有采取任何行动取缔,甚至警方在接到多次的投诉也没有做出行动。 这些官员是以眼闭只眼开“的态度工作

邱氏说,如果雪兰莪民联州政府可以有效的减少偷沙的活动,并且给予控制,而且挖沙的钱用于提供免费水于雪州人民,为什么沙巴州政府不能这样做呢? 多年以来许多人在河流挖沙,政府所收集到的钱去了哪里?沙巴经济发展局必须在将来出示采沙所获得的钱,也必须有一个干净的帐目交待。稽查局在未来一定要对该局的运作及账目进行审计。

在我们的河流挖掘河沙的地点,必须获得确定和详细策划,并由环境局批准,才能进行开采。 挖沙合约必须进行公开招标,并授予合格和出价最高的承包商进行采沙。 所有来自采沙承包商所支付的款项必须有透明度和经过审计。 收益的钱必须回馈给当地人民以带来福利和地方上发展。 这也是成立沙巴经济发展局的原本使命和宗旨

图:河沙开采

Sand rights only to SEDCO

The decision to let Sedco to have the sole sand extraction licence in Sabah starting June 1st next year as announced by the Land and Survey Director Datuk Osman Jamal. He said that the Sabah State Government has agreed to this, in principle.

Commenting on this, the KK MP Hiew King Cheu said this might be a good proposal and this will reduce the work load of the slow moving administrative work of the Sabah Land and Survey Department. The work efficiency of the Land and Survey Department is well known to be slow and inefficient and this has been proven by the few hundred thousands of backlog cases in land transfer, land application, in the title extension, and not forgetting the issuance of strata-titles to high rise apartments.  

The sole sand extraction rights being given to the Sedco is in no way that they can do what they like, but in fact Sedco must be seen even more accountable, responsible and transparent to the people of Sabah. The problems with the sand thefts and illegal dredging all over Sabah was not handled well by the Land and Survey Department before and it is a must that under the new management this will be put under strict control and with no abuse and corrupt practice. The past had indicated that there are illegal sand dredgings all over Sabah which are destroying the rivers and land, and had caused flooding. This illegal dredging until today are still in operation and the department had not taken any action even thought police reports have been made many times. This is a typical example that these people are working with the one-“eye closed attitude” of the department.

MP Hiew said that if the PR Selangor government can reduce the sand stealing operation to a minimum, put it under control, and is making money from the sand dredging to provide free water for the people in Selangor, why can’t the Sabah government cannot do that? Where is the sand dredging money in our rivers gone to and how much had been collected over the years? Sedco must produce result in generating money for the people in Sabah and there must be a clean and true set of account for the people. The Audit General must come to check on this in the future.

The KK MP Hiew said that the site location for the sand extraction in our rivers and land must be identified and drawn out carefully, and approved by the DOE, before they are designated as a site for sand extraction. The sand extraction right must be tendered out openly and only be awarded to the best and highest price offered by the contractor. The payment on the sand extracted must be done with transparency and subjected to audit. The sum of money received must be used back to the community to bring about welfare and some local development. This is the original function of the SEDCO (Sabah Economy Development Coroperation) since the beginning of its formation.    


KK MP Hiew King Cheu

Pic: Sand extraction in a river