Friday, 17 May 2013

Appointment of Local Community Leaders // 委任地方领袖


N16路阳州议员邱庆洲呼吁国阵州政府,让反对党在其州选区委任和选择适合的领袖,如社区发展领袖(PKR),村长(Ketua Kampong) ,甲必丹,村庄乡保委员会(JKKK)等。如果不能的话,那么地方政府和房屋局应该进行选举的方式以委任该些职位。

The appointment of the various local community leaders by the Chief Minister Department or the Ministry of Local Government and Housing should be fair and appropriate to the state constituencies which are held by the opposition elected members of the Sabah State Legislative Assembly.

The newly elected State Assemblyman for Luyang Hiew King Cheu called upon the BN state government to allow the state opposition constituencies to have their own choice and selection of their local community leaders such as the Community Development leaders (PKR), Village Chief (Ketua Kampong), Chinese community Chief (Kapitan Cina), Villages security committee (JKKK) and so on. If not, there should be Local Government Election to be held to election people for the various posts.

This is important because the people in the particular constituency have made their decision and voted in the election for the party/person of their choice to represent them. It is now the duty of the elected member to perform fully for the people, irrespective whether he is with the government or outside the government. The Sabah Local Government Ordinance has no such clause on this particular issue of appointing community leaders under the local authorities to be solely by the ruling BN government.

The elected opposition Assemblymen should have their jurisdiction and prerogative to appoint the right persons into the key posts in his constituency, and this will enable him to serve better and more efficiently in his constituency. This is more effective to bring about a better management in the area, and it will be not right for BN sending someone to control the area held by the oppositions. This will be seen as a gross discrimination and purposely done to punish the people which also caused the elected member couldn’t perform fully.

If the Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman and his new state cabinet do not see this as important, that means he is depriving the rights of the people to have a better wellbeing and betterment in the areas. The BN should consider Hiew’s suggestion, and it is time to serve and work hard to their best for the people. The people want to see improvement, prosperities and stabilities in the state.

The development fund (ADUN Fund) for the elected state opposition assemblyman should not be controlled only by the BN members. This is the people’s money, and every constituency should deserve and benefit the same from it. The opposition members should also be given the same right for their constituencies too, and at least they should have the right to arrange the fund for appropriate usage for their people. Datuk Musa should consider this for the people, or otherwise he will be seen as punishing the people in the areas won by the oppositions.

Hiew King Cheu,
ADUN Luyang



N16路阳州议员邱庆洲呼吁国阵州政府,让反对党在其州选区委任和选择适合的领袖,如社区发展领袖(PKR),村长(Ketua Kampong) ,甲必丹,村庄乡保委员会(JKKK)等。如果不能的话,那么地方政府和房屋局应该进行选举的方式以委任该些职位。

这是很重要的,因为该选区的人民可以自由决定人选,并透过投票方式由谁代表他们的社区。 而当选人必须履行其职责为人民服务,无论他是来自执政党或反对党。 根据沙巴地方政府条例,并没有明文指出社区领袖必须是由执政的国阵政府委任。

因此当选的反对党议员应该有权来委任适合的人选担任其选区之下的主要职位,这可让他能够更有效的服务他的选区,并且可以促进更好的管理果效。 反观国阵若委任他自己人来管理反对党的选区,将会是不妥当,也不适合。 这将被看作是歧视或故意刁难,同时也导致当选的反对党议员不能全面履行其职责。

如果沙巴州首席部长拿督慕沙安曼和他的新内阁不认同这一点,这意味着他是在剥夺该区人民的权益,尤其是人民的福祉。 国阵应该考量邱氏的建议,现在是时候要更加有效率的服务人民,而不是再开空头支票。 人民希望看到在各方面有所改善,经济迈向繁荣和安定。

此外反对党州议员的议员基金不应该被国阵全面控制或只是由国阵的人来安排。 这是人民的钱,而每个州选区都应该从中受益。 反对党议员也应该被给予同样的权利,至少他们应该参与安排运用该笔拨款。拿督慕沙要认真考虑这方面,否则人民会认为他有意惩罚人民选择反对党,而拒绝让反对党州议员能够分配和动用其议员基金。