Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Parties took the liberty of putting up election advertisement and flags without DBKK permits // 政党没准证随意插党旗




沙巴民主行动党州副主席爱德华慕吉说解散国州议会后,有些政党完全藐视当局所设定的法规,随心所意的把他们的党旗安插在亚庇市的四周。 有的政党甚至在选举委员会还没有宣布提名日和投票日,就明目张胆的到处悬挂布条,开始攻击对手。 选委会应该给予严厉警告,甚至取消参选资格,因为这些政党的做法无疑是藐视法规,不把它放在眼里。 我们怎样能够让这些“知法犯法,目无法纪”的人成为代议士和掌管州政府呢? 现在就已是如此,若让他们来执政,肯定会把法律抛到脑后。



Sabah DAP State Vice Chairman Edward Ewol Mujie commented that even before the announcement of dissolution of Parliament and State Assemblies, some political parties have taken the liberty of breaking the regulations or law by putting up their party flags all over the Kota Kinabalu City. Some parties have even put up banners to start ‘hammering and waging’ on their opponents even before the Election Commission (SPR) announces the nomination and election dates. The SPR should give a stern warning or even to disqualify them from contesting, because they took the laws in their own hand. How can we elect “law-breakers” to be our representatives and head the future government?


The Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK) has reminded all political parties intending to put up flags, poster, billboards, banners and other forms of election advertisements should apply for permits before or during the campaigning period of the upcoming 13th General Elections. These parties had ignored all this.

Edward pointed out that the SAPP, STAR and BN have been putting up the flags many months ago, and it is only now that the Mayor of DBKK is reminding political parties not to put up election advertisements. The Mayor should have just proceed to do his job and enforce that law by instructing his enforcement officers to remove all forms of election or political party advertisements that have been put up prior to the nomination and campaigning period officially announced by SPR. This reflected the Mayor did not execute his job according to the power entrusted to him. It looked more like he is taking side, and why only the DAP flags were removed even before and after their functions. Stern warning was given to DAP if flags were not removed by them and a fine would be imposed.

The Mayor emphasized that as per requirements, an advertisement deposit of RM2,000 for Parliamentary and RM1,000 for State candidates are required and the deposit must be paid before any forms of advertisements can be put up.

Edward said, there should not be a double-standard, one for the government and preferred candidates and the other for non-preferred and opposition candidates. If the authorities cannot perform their jobs swiftly and efficiently without fear or favor, they must step down, resign and be replaced. The laws and regulations must be enforced by DBKK, otherwise this will look like they are having preference to certain parties.

Suddenly, to the surprise of many, SAPP had put two of their party flags straight in front of the DAP Sabah State Advisor Hiew King Cheu’s office in Foh Sang. Their purpose is seen to be trying to provoke the DAP, but the general public saw this action as a case of child-play and it has demonstrated the foul attitude and very un-gentlemen. It is more like an act of a rascal. Is this an instruction from the leaders of SAPP?

pic: SAPP flags in front of DAP office.

Edward Ewol Mujie.







政党没准证随意插党旗

沙巴民主行动党州副主席爱德华慕吉说解散国州议会后,有些政党完全藐视当局所设定的法规,随心所意的把他们的党旗安插在亚庇市的四周。 有的政党甚至在选举委员会还没有宣布提名日和投票日,就明目张胆的到处悬挂布条,开始攻击对手。 选委会应该给予严厉警告,甚至取消参选资格,因为这些政党的做法无疑是藐视法规,不把它放在眼里。 我们怎样能够让这些“知法犯法,目无法纪”的人成为代议士和掌管州政府呢? 现在就已是如此,若让他们来执政,肯定会把法律抛到脑后。

亚庇市政厅已提醒所有的政党,如果要安插其党旗,海报,广告或悬挂横幅和其他形式竞选布条,应在第13届大选来临之前申请准证,然而有些政党已忽视了这一点。

爱德华说进步党,立新党和国阵在多个月前就已经安插党旗在亚庇的四周,而亚庇市政厅市长现在才来提醒说,不要随意安插或悬挂政党的党旗或布条。 实际上市长应该执行他的职责,并指示其执法人员拆除安插在四周的各种形式的竞选布条或党旗,尤其是选委会还没有正式宣布提名及竞选的活动期。 这已反映出市长并没有执行他的职责,看起来好像他是有所偏袒。 为何他们只针对行动党的党旗在举办节目过后就必须立即拆除。 他们也警告说,行动党如果不拆除党旗,他们就会没收并发出罚单。

市长强调竞选国会的广告按柜金是两千令吉,而州选广告则是一千令吉。 此外他们必须支付按柜金后才可以安插或悬挂任何的竞选宣传广告。

爱德华指出当局不应该有双重标准,其一是对政府和其首选的候选人,其二是对非首选和反对党的候选人。如果当局无法和无畏无惧地去执行他们的工作,他们必须引咎离职,由其他正直和大公无私的人来取代。亚庇市政厅必须严厉的执法,否则会看起来他们是有意偏袒某些人。

选民看到进步党把两面党旗插在沙巴民主行动党州顾问邱庆洲在和生园的办事处门前,真是感到费解。这有可能他们是试图向行动党示威和挑拨。但广大选民指出他们的做法很幼稚和无聊,深深引起大家的不满。 他们也觉得行动党对门前插上了进步党党旗而无动于衷,视之无物,真是有大将之风。 进步党的幼稚做法无疑的证明了他们非常‘无家教’,知法犯法,好似流氓一般的行为。 这类的做法不知是不是来自进步党领袖的指示,而亚庇市政厅方面也没有对他们采取任何行动,这是否表示他们是在彼此袒护。

图:进步党旗故意插在行动党办事处门前