Friday, 21 June 2013

Sabah State Assembly sitting too short //沙巴州议会开会的时间太短



2013613日将是第14届沙巴当选州议员的宣誓就职典礼以,而州元首将主持617日的州议会开幕,618日至20日是第14届第一次的州议会。


The 14th Sabah State Legislative Assembly sitting will commence on the 13th of June 2013 with the swearing in ceremony for all the elected state assemblymen. The sitting will be officially opened by the Tuan Yang Terutama on the 17th of June to 20th of June 2013.


17th June is used for the officiating of the Assembly sitting by the TYT, and the actual sitting to whole the question and answer session from 10 to 11am is on the 18, 19 and 20th of June. The rest of the time is allocated for the debate on the TYT opening speech. The summing up and reply is to be made on the 20th of June.

Luyang Assemblyman Hiew King Cheu said this arrangement on the sitting to discuss the people’s matter has not been given the utmost importance because there are so many important issues and matters are to be dealt but the time given is so limited and short. He said the meeting should be at least 14 days and not just merely three days (18, 19 and 20th). This is very unfair for the people who had waited for such a long time for their problems to be brought up in the state assembly meeting, and to seek a solution and answer.

The time set for the Question and Answer session is only one hour per day, how can the many questions from the members be answer in such a short time? This means that many questions are not been given the chance to be tabled in the assembly. We need some answers to be answered in the Assembly, so that the matter can be clarified to further depth and in more details. The one-hour time given is not even enough to get 5 questions answered, In Parliament, the time is one and a half hour, and they can only go through 7 or 8 questions a day.

Hiew can’t understand why such a short time is set for an important state assembly sitting. There are now 12 opposition assemblymen plus those with the BN, what chance do we have in getting our question to be tabled? Besides the normal Q n A , there are the debates on the TYT opening speech and other matters, and we find the few days of sitting is definitely not enough to present and table the matters arising. The question is that, what is the use of holding state assembly meeting while the people’s problem can not be brought up?

Hiew requests the State Assembly to reconsider and extend the assembly sitting to a longer period and this is a necessity in doing so. The assembly is for the purpose to sort out the people’s problem and matters, and we should give them a chance for their problems to be heard and not to be sweep underneath the carpet.

Hiew King Cheu
ADUN Luyang


沙巴州议会开会的时间太短

2013613日将是第14届沙巴当选州议员的宣誓就职典礼以,而州元首将主持617日的州议会开幕,618日至20日是第14届第一次的州议会。

州议会的问答环节是在18日,19日和20日,时间是十点至十一点。 其他时间则是辩论州元首的开幕词,而20日即是对众议员的辩论作出总结,并回答所提及的课题。

路阳州议员邱庆洲说,州议会的开会时间安排,根本是没有给于足够的时间以进一步的讨论和研究有关人民的问题,尤其是有那么多重要的事项需要提呈和处理。 很可惜的是所给于的时间非常有限和短促。 他说,这次州会议应该有14天,而不是仅仅3天(18日,19日和20日)而已。 这是非常不妥当的,尤其是那些等待已久需要解决的问题,希望能在州议会里寻求解决的方案,却因时间的不足而无法进入深讨。

每天开会前只有一个小时的问答环节,如此短的时间如何能够回答众多州议员所提出的许多问题呢? 这意味着,许多问题将没有被给予机会在会议中答覆和讨论。 人民希望在州议会中能够获得适当的回答和解决问题的方案,尤其是有些问题需要进一步深入研讨。 州议会一个小时的问答时间只能回答56个问题。 在国会中问答环节是一个半小时,只能完成回答78个问题。
邱氏无法理解为何如此重要的州议会,却设定那么短的问答时间。 现在有12位反对党州议员,再加上国阵州议员,邱氏质疑反对党州议员所提呈的问题是否有机会获得回答? 除了问答环节以外,还有州元首开幕演词及其他事项的辩论, 州议会的短短几天开会时间肯定是不足够的,尤其是要深入研讨和解决民生问题。 如果开州议会却没有真正的去解决和处理人民的问题,开州议会到底有什么用处?

邱氏建议州议会应该重新考虑延长开会时间,这是有必要的。 因为开州议会的宗旨是要处理人民的问题和事宜,主要的是解决问题,而不是要扫入地毯下。