SUARA WARGA PERAK

Saturday, November 29, 2008

VACANCY INFO

KERETAPI TANAH MELAYU BERHAD (225943-T)

Permohonan adalah dipelawa dari Warganegara Malaysia yang berkelayakan untuk mengisi kekosongan jawatan berikut :

JAWATAN : JURUTEKNIK (GRED J07G10)


Kelayakan

· Berumur tidak lebih 28 tahun pada tarikh iklan ditutup;
· Memiliki Sijil Komputer dari Politeknik tempatan atau kelayakan yang diiktiraf setaraf dengannya oleh kerajaan; DAN
· Mendapat kepujian Bahasa Malaysia (termasuk lulus Ujian Lisan) di dalam Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia.
Kriteria Pemilihan
· Boleh berkomunikasi dan menulis dalam Bahasa Malaysia dan Bahasa Inggeris;
· Berkemahiran dalam penggunaan komputer (eg Microsoft Word, Excel dll.);
· Sedia bertukar ke mana-mana lokasi dirangkaian KTMB;
· Bermotivasi serta boleh bekerja bersendirian.
Spesifikasi Tugas
· Memasang, menyelenggara, membaiki dan menguji perkakasan dan perisian sistem yang digunakan memenuhi spesifikasi dan prosedur keselamatan yang di tetapkan merangkumi:

a) Komputer Peribadi (PC)
b) Laptops
c) Printer
d) Plotters
e) LCD Projektor
f) Kamera Digital
g) Scanners
h) PDA
i) dan lain-lain

· Memasang perisian aplikasi termasuk Sistem Tiket (STAR), Sistem Pengurusan Operasi Tren (SPOT), Sistem Sumber Tenaga Manusia (HRMS), Sistem Kewangan dan Sistem Hartanah untuk kegunaan penguna-penguna menjalankan tugas dengan mudah dan selesa;
· Memasang dan menguji perisian sistem Windows, E-mail, Internet, Internet dan sebagainya ;
· Mengendalikan penghantaran dan penerimaan peralatan komputer kepada dan dari pengguna melalui perkhidmatan Pejabat Bungkusan, KTM Distribution Sdn Bhd.
· Mengemaskini data keluar masuk peralatan yang dibaiki dalam Sistem Maklumat Penyelenggaraan;
· Membuat ‘Trouble Shooting’ mengesan punca kerosakan peralatan komputer dan perisian aplikasi yang dilaporkan oleh pengguna;
· Membuat penyelenggaraan berjadual (Preventive Maintenance) ke atas semua peralatan komputer di seluruh rangkaian KTMB;
· Menghantar, memantau dan memeriksa peralatan yang dihantar semula kepada Pembekal untuk dibaikpulih dalam tempuh ‘Warranty Period’ dan mengambilnya setelah peralatan tersebut setelah dibaiki.




JAWATAN : PENYENGGARA AM (KONTRAK)
GRED PA10G12/ PENYENGGARA LANDASAN (KONTRAK) GRED R09G12



Kelayakan

¨ Berumur antara 18 hingga 30 tahun
¨ Sihat tubuh badan dan tidak cacat anggota
¨ Lulus SRP/PMR
¨ Boleh berkomunikasi dan menulis di dalam Bahasa Malaysia dengan baik
¨ Sanggup menjalankan tugas di mana-mana bahagian di dalam rangkaian KTM Berhad
¨ Sanggup menjalankan tugas mengikut syif




PEMBANTU TRAFIK
(GRED N09G10)

Kelayakan

· Calon luar hendaklah berumur tidak melebihi 26 tahun dan 35 tahun bagi calon yang
sedang berkhidmat dengan KTM Berhad pada tarikh iklan ditutup;
· Lulus Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia atau kelayakan yang diiktiraf setaraf dengannya oleh kerajaan;
· Mendapat kepujian Bahasa Malaysia (termasuk lulus Ujian Lisan) serta lulus
Matematik serta Bahasa Inggeris di peringkat Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia;
· Mempunyai penglihatan biasa tanpa kaca mata dengan ketetapan V6/6 bagi kedua
dua belah mata dan tidak buta warna;
· Bermotivasi serta boleh bekerja bersendirian;
· Boleh berkomunikasi dalam Bahasa Malaysia dan Bahasa Inggeris;
· Sedia bertukar dan berkhidmat di mana-mana depoh.

Spesifikasi Tugas

· Memeriksa semua tiket penumpang di atas tren;
· Memastikan penumpang-penumpang turun di destinasi yang betul mengikut tiket perjalanan;
· Memastikan semua penumpang memiliki tiket perjalanan yang sah;
· Membantu mengilirkan isyarat semboyan tangan bila mana perlu;
· Membantu melaksanakan perlindungan tren semasa tren mengalami kerosakan dan kemalangan seperti kegelinciran dan sebagainya apabila diarahkan.


Cara Memohon

Permohonan hendaklah dibuat secara bertulis dengan menyertakan resume lengkap mengandungi pengalaman, butiran peribadi, salinan sijil-sijil persekolahan yang berkaitan serta sekeping gambar berukuran paspxot dan sampul surat beralamat sendiri. Permohonan yang tidak lengkap akan ditolak.
Permohonan hendaklah sampai pada atau sebelum 15 Disember 2008 ke alamat berikut:-

Pengurus Besar
Sumber Manusia & Pentadbiran
Ibu Pejabat Korporat KTM Berhad
Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin
50621 Kuala Lumpur

Friday, November 28, 2008

Action needed to act and suspend MP for Pasir Salak for uncouth and boorish behaviour

The words, antics and behaviour of Pasir Salak MP Abdul Rahman has breached every rules of fair play and decorum in the parliament's rule book.

He used words like bastards, keling and kurang ajar regularly and gets away every time without punishment.He just says "saya tarikh balik" and gets away with it and the Speaker and deputy speaker agree and allow it to happen. This disgraceful behaviour has got to stop.

In the Dewan Rakyat that day DAP chairman Karpal Singh asked the Speaker to rule that Tajuddin must apologise for his remark "The words 'bastard' and 'bloody bastard' are not merely un-parliamentary, it is more than that because of what it means. It cannot just be retracted, he must apologise or be referred to the Privileges Committee," the Bukit Gelugor MP had said.
Likewise I demand that stern action is taken against him.

Therefore after he uttered the word keling I moved a immediate motion under Standing Order 26(1) h which reads “a motion to suspension a member."

The motion was aimed at the disgraceful conduct of the Pasir Salak who had yesterday used derogatory, very suggestive, crude and obscene village language and in addition called me a keling - a seriously derogatory words to Indians.

His uneducated and uncouth behaviour is absolutely unparliamentary and cannot be uttered in the august house and no civilised person would ever tolerate or forgive such behaviour.
My fellow MPs and colleagues also rose instantly to protest and condemn Pasir Salak and even the MIC Deputy Minister for Cameron Highlands supported our motion.

Today the MP for Batu Gajah also moved a motion urging the Speaker to reprimand the Pasir Salak for using crude, obscene and vulgar words and gestures.

I stood up and urged the Speaker to seriously consider Standing Order 26(1) in particular after Pasir Salak claimed the Speaker was bias. This is a serious allegation by the MP because it gives the impression that the Speaker is unfit to preside and is not independent in his views and actions.

On Monday the MP for Puchong was suspended for 2 days on the grounds he has used words alleging the Speaker was biased. Thus why the double standard when it comes to punishing Pasir Salak, I asked the Speaker.

I also argued that of late the general perception of the Malaysian public is that Parliament is nothing but a joke and the issues discussed are neither serious nor relevant.
Just two weeks ago the MP had used unparliamentarily words against me. Even then he just withdrew the words but he did not apologised at all. This MPs acts seriously damage the image of Parliament.

At 4.30pm I raised the order again but the presiding speaker Dato Junaidi said that he is still perusing the matters raised by us and would decide later whether to suspend the MP.
This is a unwarranted delay on the part of the Speaker.

I urged the Speaker to decide on an urgent basis on the action to be taken against Pasir Salak as the MP was absent in the morning and is only present in the house in the evening.

We hope the Speaker will make an urgent and proper decision as the soonest possible in order to restore the image of the house which had deteriorated sharply because of the unacceptable behaviour of Pasir Salak.

The need for Parliamentary Reform in Malaysia

An article on Parliamentary Reform in Malaysia
-by Kaneshwaran Govindasamy
The Malaysian Parliament has pulled through a stormy phase which resulted in the suspension of the opposition leader most recently. Consequently, a review of standing orders has been pursued by the speaker and parliamentary procedures may be tightened even more. These steps are being taken by the Malaysian government to preserve the image of parliament. Patterned after the parliament of the UK, the Malaysian parliament has been criticized for being too biased towards the ruling powers.

The Malaysian Parliament consists of Senate or Dewan Negara (70 seats; 44 appointed by paramount ruler, 26 elected by 13 state legislatures; to serve three-year terms with limit of two terms) and House of Representatives or Dewan Rakyat (222 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)

After the 12th General Elections concluded in March 2008, does the new Parliament have shown its capabilities in bringing about reforms? Uppermost in the minds of many Malaysians was whether our MPs and Parliament would stand up to uphold professionalism, modernization and democratization? The message that delivers the whole world of our MPs is their unmannerly behaviour in Parliament, with poor and unhealthy parliamentary conduct.

We all would agree that MPs should take necessary steps to ensure that the language used is more gender sensitive and that uncouth behaviour should not be tolerated in Parliament. At least I have felt that MPs who went against parliamentary rules should be fined if they refused to apologise for their indecent behaviour.
Malaysian TV viewers were shocked earlier this year when lawmakers insulted each other during the first televised parliamentary debate. In most recent weeks, the foul word threw to YB Kulasegaran by the ruling MP in the Parliament was ignored without respect and there were no serious actions taken, neither to suspend nor to demand for open apology from the Pasir Salak MP for against the parliamentary standing orders.T
unku Aziz in a recent forum in a private college in Kuala Lumpur said that there is no Ethical Code of Conduct for MPs currently in force in Malaysia in contrast to the UK. Though a Parliamentary Select Committee on Code of Ethics for MPs was formed during the term of the 11th Malaysian Parliament, it held only one meeting in June last year and hasn’t met since then. The 11th Malaysian Parliament therefore failed to deliver on putting in place a mechanism for the accountability of our MPs. MPs have to put public interest where it belongs – right at the centre of their agenda. They must concentrate on reinforcing ethical values and most importantly, practice what they preach.

The purpose of an ethical landscape in public life should be to ensure high standards of conduct – the fact that it will not necessarily increase public trust in politicians should not detract from this purpose, nor should it be a reason to abandon attempts to improve standards of conduct. It is also true that poor standard of conduct will further reduce public trust in politicians.

Education and guidance can play a part in developing the ethical landscape. MPs should be encouraged to be proactive and to see the regulation of standards of conduct not as a trap for the unwary, but as an important aspect of their position in public life. The aim of any system should be to foster a culture of compliance with the rules on standards and not just to punish the wrongdoer.

Datuk Shahrir Abdul Samad, Johor Baru MP and the Chairman of the Barisan Nasional Backbencher Club, believes that “if the re-introduction of integrity fails in the Parliament, it will fail elsewhere.” To succeed, there must be a clear distinction between the parliament and political parties. The need to reform Parliament is urgent as MPs in government fail to detach themselves from their party interests when in the Dewan Rakyat.

It is crucial to establish support structures to assist MPs in their legislative and oversight functions whereby this includes MPs being assigned research staff and legislative assistants, legal counsel for the Houses of Parliament and a Parliamentary Institute to train MPs in parliamentary law and procedures. Some of the suggestions are that draft copies of Bills to be supplied at least two weeks before the beginning of the session and important Bills to be committed to Select Committees of the Houses where members of the public could be heard during the committee stage.

Dato’ Param Cumaraswamy, President of Transparency International Malaysia, supported on parliamentary reform and stressed the need for leadership by example, as well as a strong political will and commitment to carry out the necessary reforms. In his view, there is an urgent need to restore integrity in politics and there must be a separation of personal and national interest. Since political parties have a code of conduct for members to adhere to, there should also be a code of conduct for elected representatives in the Parliament.

The way I see it, Reformation on the parliamentarian system is urgent. Regardless of whether parliament should sit for a whole year, reforms must be carried out immediately to ensure that MPs are given adequate opportunity to address issues of national importance together with the necessary support for them to perform professionally.

Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar proposed that parliament sit for a whole year to give MPs more time to debate and pass bills. This year, Parliament was originally scheduled to sit for 71 days although the recently concluded sitting was extended by two days. As a result of the political tsunami of March 8, the recent parliamentary sitting saw a big surge of interest in parliament. MPs from both sides of the divide are clearly more active in debates than ever in part because of the increased number of opposition members, but also as a result of the reduction in the number of Barisan Nasional frontbenchers from 91 to 68 members.

According to YB Liew Chin Tong, DAP Bukit Bendera, saying that more MPs will be fighting for their chance to speak (frontbenchers are only allowed to represent the government’s stance). Before we mull over the suggestion for an ‘all year long’ parliamentary sitting, Liew would like to offer three suggestions for the immediate reform of parliament, making it more relevant and therefore more efficient. First, the weekly meeting of party whips proposed by Minister in the PM’s Department Nazri Aziz should be implemented and institutionalized as soon as possible. No mature parliament runs its affair in a free-for- all style.

In a mature parliament, the government whip will negotiate with his counterpart in the opposition to set the parliament’s agenda. The whips then arrange MPs in their respective parties to participate in parliamentary debates in the most effective manner. Second, a system of parliamentary committees is needed. Again, no mature parliament conducts its affairs without a committee system to screen bills and monitor ministerial performance.
In fact, experts on parliamentary matters would generally agree that the real work of MPs is done within these committees. Third, a ‘second chamber’ a la Westminster Hall is worth considering. To accommodate the need for MPs to address the house, the Australian and British parliaments created a second chamber, called the ‘Main Committee’ and ‘Westminster Hall’ respectively. The second chamber is a smaller hall - chaired by deputy speakers or the speaker’s assistants - that allows MPs to speak and have their speeches recorded in the Hansard, as well as to be answered by ministers. The only caveat is that the second chamber does not pass laws. With weekly whips meetings, an effective committee system and an additional chamber in place, the Dewan Rakyat’s business will be conducted in a more efficient manner without jeopardising the MPs’ chances of representing the rakyat adequately.

In 2004, YB Kit Siang, DAP Ipoh Timur, had made 12 proposals for parliamentary reform and modernization for Malaysia to have a “First World Parliament” not only in infrastructure, but mindset, culture, practices and performance. These 12 proposals for First-World Parliament should be adopted as the parliamentary agenda of both the Barisan Nasional and the Opposition in the 12th Parliament when it convenes for its first meeting in May. The proposal included:

1. Live telecast of parliamentary proceedings.
2. Daily two-hour question time.
3. Prime Minister’s Question Time twice a week.
4. Opposition MP heading the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).
5. Some 30 specialist Parliamentary Select Committees with a Select Committee for every Ministry.
6. About ten general Parliamentary Select Committees to produce annual reports on progress, trends and recommendations on national integrity, IT, women’s agenda, environment, mass media, corruption, etc.
7. Allocation of certain days a week specifically to deal with Opposition business;research and constituency staffing for MPs.
8. An Opposition Deputy Speaker.
9. Modernization and democratization of Standing Orders.
10. Code of ethics for all MPs.
11. Ministers’ Parliamentary code of conduct.

The political tsunami of March 8, 2008 general election is an unmistakable mandate and demand for far-reaching changes in Malaysia after 50 years of nation-building, including the creation of a vibrant, vigorous and truly representative First-World Parliament.

The amendments to the Standing Orders should be the first step in the long-awaited parliamentary reform and modernization to pave the way for the Malaysian Parliament to become a First-World Parliament as part of the national efforts to create a “First- World Infrastructure, First-World Mentality” Malaysia.

I strongly suggest the present Malaysian Government to re-consider of the above mentioned suggestions and proposal in its effort in launching the campaign to improve the behaviour of its members of parliament and reforms in the parliament. The question of integrity is outmost crucial in expanding the role of parliament in global society.
However, I believe a panel of discussion shall need to be set up (by a mix of ruling and opposition MPs, educationist, political analyst and etc) as soon as possible provided a platform where various avenues were explored and discussed on the table. In summary, this panel shall need to conclude the moving forward commandments in strengthening the parliament and its supremacy as the representative body of the people.

by Kaneshwaran Govindasamy

Thursday, November 27, 2008

NST Press Statement

DEWAN RAKYAT: Tajuddin's words cause chaos again
A MOTION to dock RM10 from Education Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein's salary turned into a shouting match, with a Barisan Nasional backbencher using unparliamentary language against his opposition counterparts.

During the debate on a motion by Teo Nie Ching (DAP-Serdang) to cut the minister's pay for failing to fulfil his promises regarding vernacular schools, Datuk Tajuddin Abdul Rahman (BN-Pasir Salak) used offensive words on M. Kulasegaran (DAP-Ipoh Barat) and Azmin Ali (PKR-Gombak).He shouted at Kulasegaran when opposition MPs protested against remarks by Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing (BN-Bintulu) regarding a proposal to ban the sale of alcohol in Selangor.Pandemonium broke loose, with the opposition demanding that Tajuddin withdraw his words.Azmin voiced his displeasure to the chair, saying this was not the first time Tajuddin had used offensive words.

"He is always using disrespectful words and yet no action had been taken against him," he said in reference to Tajuddin calling Kulasegaran "b*****d" earlier this month.Deputy Speaker Datuk Ronald Kiandee called on Tajuddin to withdraw his remarks, but the fiery MP refused.Datuk Muhammad Aziz (BN-Sri Gading) also advised Tajuddin to do so. When opposition members continued to voice their displeasure, a clearly reluctant Tajuddin complied. Less than 10 minutes later, however, he caused another stir when he called Azmin "biol" (stupid) when debating the motion.A stunned Azmin protested. "This is too much.
If it is only once or twice it is forgiveable, but every time he opens his mouth, he has no respect for anyone," he said.After prompting from Ronald to withdraw the word, Tajuddin did so -- albeit sarcastically."OK la, the good, smart... and interesting YB Gombak. I withdraw the word, biol," he said.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Rebuttal to Yin

21/11/08 I refer to Yin Ee Kiong’s letter published in NST Nov 20 under the titled caption Road Names - "Not to be changed at a whim".

I am not a State Executive Councilor to start with. I agree that road names ought not to be changed at the whims and fancies of any government of the day.

However the above titled caption cannot be made a measured attempt in any form to level criticisms against the DAP which is a component party of Pakatan Rakyat that forms the current Perak State Government, in its plan to rename Jalan Silibin to Jalan Patto. The Pakatan Rakyat Government made a pledge before the election anchored on it’s believe that there must be competency, accountability and transparency in any of it’s decision and decision making process. This believe is to add poise to Pakatan Rakyat’s commitment in ensuring a heightened public participation by all in the affairs of the State.

No decision is made by the State Government which is the ultimate authority on renaming roads. I am certain that no decision will be made by the State Authority against the wishes of the people. the recent General Election is a good history lesson for all in the seat of power. However the comments and presentation of some concerned authors who have highlighted their unhappiness in the course of action taken by DAP to look into the public sentiments on this issue of renaming the Silibin Road only goes to prove that DAP which remains a responsible component party of Pakatan Rakyat Government accepts opinions and views no matter how critical its tones suggests. We are now seeing a greater democratic space and fuller public participation by events prior to decision making process and decision itself.

I now make known my reason as to why we entertain the prospect of Jalan Silibin renamed Jalan Patto : 1. It is the public that wanted Jalan Silibin to be renamed as Jalan Pattoo.

2. It is the public that wanted a man seen not as a DAP icon but one who contributed immeasurably the alternative views in parliament against the government of the day, be remembered and never be forgotten in the annals of our history.3. It is the public that suggested that the late Patto be remembered in Silibin as the residents of this area are the ones who gave him the voice in parliament.

4. And yet again it is the public’s assurance that Jalan Silibin has no historical value and renaming it as Jalan Patto would only add and enhance rather than take away a shining shard in the history of this place.And why these great numbers of voices did not come to the public knowledge?

The answers are simple and many. One that stands out is that these voices are of ordinary laborers, stall holders, shop-owners, house wives and little people of Silibin who struggle with their daily lives and possessing no ability or eloquence of writers like Yin Ee Kiong who had come out to oppose the renaming. DAP has gone to the streets to get their views and such "turun padang" attitude matters most to the ordinary man in the streets and to us.

In any case we are in the process to have a public forum to discuss about this matter and a decision would be taken in due course.

M. Kulasegaran MP Ipoh Barat

Press Release



Malaysia Nanban (23/11/08)


Sin Chew (23/11/08)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

P.Patto's Family call for PC

"DAP is my family. With due respect to DAP leaders and Pakatan Rakyat government, we dont want Silibin Road to be renamed as P.Patto road. Let it be as it is. I just want the people to follow his vission an mission. That will make us happy."
"Dear reporter's pls dont write anything as per your wish to make your paper's hot cake. So far we never received any courtesy calls from the reporter's on this matter. You all should come forward to collect the opinions from the family members. We also do have something to say on this matter. "
"Many have taken this matter as their personal agenda to gain the pages in newspapers. Congrats and well done. Its a disgrace for a professional lawyer to say that he dont know who is P.Patto. He must feel shamed of him self" - Mrs.Mary Patto


Friday, November 21, 2008

Renaming of Silibin Road

We embarked to renaming the Silibin road after we got public suggestion to rename Silibin Road. From our findings we found Silibin road does not have any real historical significance. P.Pattoo was the former MP of this area, thus renaming of this road would be befitting this past leader.
It has to be bourn in mind the proposed change will not alter the area being still referred to as Silibin. In due compliance of the workings of Local Agenda 21 we decided to consult with local residents. Local Agenda 21 requires that before a major decision is made which will affect the lives of local residents due consultations ought to be effected.
Due to this we proceeded to obtain feedbacks from the residents living along Jalan Silibin. There were objections but many agreed to the road renaming. We did this survey because we are not arm chair critics and neither are we arrogant as lambasted by some.
It must be noted no new roads signage’s has been placed. This is because we have only suggested this idea and no final decision to change the road name have been made. We are just doing matters in a transparent manner and at the same time adhering to Local Agenda 21. Since when it’s wrong to get public feed back?

Notwithstanding the above I totally agree with many who have said Ipoh has lost most of its links with the past when roads like Brewster Road, Huge Low Street Thompson Road were renamed. I would suggest the authorities to relook into this and many other roads which were renamed to be reverted to the original name.

Having said this we are always ready and willing to hear differing and or alternative views even criticisms!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Questions for November Full Board Meeting

Tarikh : 19/11/08


Y BHG TUAN HJ. ROSHIDI B. HJ HASHIM
Datuk Bandar
Majlis Bandaraya Ipoh
Jalan Sultan Abdul Jalil
Greetown, 30450 Ipoh
Perak Darul Ridzuan

Y Bhg Datuk,

SOALAN-SOALAN UNTUK SIDANG MESYUARAT PENUH BULAN NOVEMBER

Dengan segala hormatnya merujuk kepada perkara diatas.

2. Saya ingin membangkitkan beberapa soalan untuk perhatian Datuk demi kepentingan masyarakat setempat. Dengan ini, saya pohon jasa baik pihak Datuk untuk membalas soalan ini pada Mesyuarat Penuh yang akan datang secara lisan.

3. Soalan-soalan saya adalah seperti yang berikut:-

a. Kewujudan terowong bawah tanah di bangunan Dewan Bandaraya Ipoh dikatakan benar dan apakah pelan MBI dalam membuka tirai kepada terowong ini untuk menjadikan ianya sebagai satu destinasi pelancongan untuk mempromosikan Bandaraya Ipoh? Juga sila nyatakan kepanjangan (maklumat teknikal) dan keadaan semasa terowong tersebut?

b. Sila nyatakan segala maklumat projek yang sedang (kerja- kerja naik taraf longkang dan aliran air) dijalankan di Taman Rekreasi Polo khsusunya kos kontrak dan pernahkah MBI menjalankan tinjauan dimana kebanyakkan pokok-pokok di taman ini mula diancam (dying) disebabkan oleh takungan air? Adakah kerja yang dijalankan ini akan memberi nafas baru kepada masalah takungan air yang menjadi punca utama untuk kematian pokok-pokok di taman ini?

c. Tanah yang didiami oleh pembasuh-pembasuh kain (dobi) dijalan Silibin adalah dimilik oleh MBI dan kenapakah sehingga hari ini bangunan yang kian lama itu tidak diperbaharui sehingga sekarang dan adakah MBI mempunyai apa-apa cadangan untuk mewartakan tanah itu kepada pengusaha industri dobi tersebut?

d. Sila nyatakan tindakan yang diambil untuk memastikan kebersihan pada semua waktu dan kesihatan makanan yang disaji disemua restauran dan gerai makanan?. Sudahkah MBI sedia untuk mengeluarkan sistem taraf/kategori kebersihan mengikut piawai A,B dan C bagi semua restauran dan gerai makanan sepertimana yang sedang diimplementasikan oleh beberapa majlis tempatan contohnya Bandaraya Kuching Selatan.

e. Adakah MBI mempunyai apa-apa pelan untuk menyewa tanah milikannya kepada syarikat telekomunikasi untuk mendirikan pencawang ataupun menaranya? Jika ianya diamalkan, sila nyatakan apakah rancangan yang digunakan serta nyatakan berapakah bilangan yang disewakan? Jika tidak, sila kemukakan kenapakah sistem ini tidak diamalkan?


4. Segala usaha Datuk dalam perkara ini amatlah dihargai dan didahului dengan ribuan terima kasih.

Sekian, dimaklumkan.

Salam Ta'zim


“Berkhidmat Untuk Rakyat”



M.Kula Segaran

Monday, November 17, 2008

A GOOD WAY TO GATHER INFORMATION

Yesterday (16/11/08) noon at 1.00pm, DAP Perak received visitor's from Bukit Bintang which was headed by MP Fong Kui Lun and was welcomed by me and Menglembu ADUN Lim Pek Har.


After a short dialogue session, we took them for a lunch in Florex Restaurant, one of the famous chinese seafood restaurant in Ipoh Town.

Tamil Paper : Malaysia Nanban

Parliament Highlights

Chinese Press



Sunday, November 16, 2008

Majority agrees to rename Jalan Silibin

IPOH: DAP state representatives have produced a street survey revealing that more than 70% of Jalan Silibin folk agree with the proposal to rename the road after former Perak DAP chairman P. Patto.

Ipoh Barat MP and local councillor M. Kulasegaran said yesterday that the survey was conducted over three days following protests by certain quarters over the proposal.

He said of the 74 respondents interviewed, 55 supported the idea while 12 disagreed and seven were neutral.

“We made sure we got the views of a multiracial group of people so that all races were represented,” he said.

The survey, conducted by Kulasegaran, Buntong assemblyman A. Sivasubramaniam and several local councillors, focused on business owners and residents along Jalan Silibin.

Kulasegaran said those who disagreed said it was because the road had been called Jalan Silibin for more than 40 years and was popular among the locals.

“They also said that the name change will inconvenience them as they will have to change their MyKad address, letterheads and so on,” he said.

Kulasegaran said there had been suggestions to name a neighbourhood or a park after Patto instead of a street.

He said the results of the survey would be submitted to the state government next week for a decision.

Last month, state executive councillor A. Sivanesan proposed Jalan Silibin after another proposal to rename a lane in Little India after Patto was found inappropriate.

On Friday, 37 residents and businessmen sent a petition to the Perak Mentri Besar against the proposal.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

LKS & Azmi

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The temperature in the Dewan Rakyat rose a couple of notches when DAP leader Lim Kit Siang trained his guns on Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chief Azmi Khalid.

Apart from calling for his resignation, Lim also challenged Azmi to explain the PAC's findings on the controversial Eurocopter deal outside the House.

Earlier, Lim had asked when the PAC would furnish its report on the RM1.6 billion deal to Parliament in order for the matter to be debated.


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

5 Minutes With M.Kulasegaran

By Kharleez Zubin November 07, 2008 Categories: 5-Minute Interview

For the rest of his life, Ipoh Barat MP M. Kulasegaran, will vividly remember Nov 5, 2008.That was the day he was entangled in a heated exchange that saw Pasir Salak MP, Datuk Tajuddin Abdul Rahman, calling him a b******.

Tajuddin lost his cool when Kulasegaran said many Indians in Pasir Salak "benci YB lah" (hate you).



Kulasegaran retracted his statement and used ‘tak suka" instead of hate, but this still did not go down with Tajuddin, who claimed that while he had retracted the b****** word, Kulasegaran was not sincere when he retracted the word "benci’’.

How are you taking the incident on Wednesday?
I have said my piece in Parliament. But being a human being, you feel bad when someone uses that word on you. I am shocked, and even surprised a person of his standing can utter such a thing.

Will you forgive him for saying such a thing?
He must apologise inside or outside Parliament. He didn’t apologise. He only retracted his remark when ordered to do so by Deputy Speaker Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.

Tajuddin’s contention is that you provoked him, saying the Indian community in Pasir Salak hate him and did not vote for him in the last general election ... ?
Is it justified for anyone, especially a parliamentarian, to use such uncouth language even under provocation? All I said was not all voters in Pasir Salak voted for him. If they did, he would have had a landslide victory.

Your comments on the government putting on hold the minimum wage proposal you are pushing for all sectors because of the global economic situation?
Now, the economic situation is the excuse. Why was this proposal not considered during good times? The minister and his deputy have been giving inconsistent statements on this issue. Conditions are not right and this and that. Do you really need a favourable time to do a good thing?

How will this help in reducing our dependence on foreign labour, especially in the construction sector?
The absence of minimum wage legislation encourages a free flow of foreign workers. When you set a minimum wage, employers must prove to the Immigration Department that they are unable to get locals. Without this legislation, the locals are deprived of a decent salary and a job. You can’t blame the locals for not taking up low paying jobs. This vacuum is filled by foreigner workers.

What is your next move?
The labour caucus. We have been pushing for the setting up of this mechanism for some time now and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Deaprtment Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz has agreed to launch it in Parliament on Nov 18.

What is the scope of the caucus?
Among the matters the caucus will look into is the setting up of a fund for retrenched workers. Also, it will set in place mechanisms to safeguard foreign workers who are not paid salaries, overworked and abused.
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Malaysia Today - by Sharon Tan, THE EDGE

Opposition may table restoration of original Article 121 (1)

The opposition may table a private member’s bill to amend Article 121 (1) of the Federal Constitution that restores the court’s judicial power if the government fails to do so.

“It is an option that we are considering seriously. We would do it if the government does not do it,” said DAP member of parliament (MP) for Ipoh Barat, M Kulasegaran.There has not been a private member’s bill since the 1970s. Any constitutional amendment would need two-thirds support of parliament, which means Barisan Nasional MPs would need to vote for it.

“In this country there is no procedure preference given to private member’s bill. If there is private member’s bill preference given, so many of my earlier application would have come up. It will never come up. It will be impossible to see the light of the day,” said Kulasegaran, adding that the opposition may still go ahead with the tabling of such a bill.

The original Article 121(1) conferred the “judicial power of the Federation” on the courts, but in an amendment in 1988, this was replaced by “judicial power vested” in the courts as “may be provided for by federal law”.

Party Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) MP for Subang, R Sivarasa, said passing a private member’s bill was virtually impossible without the blessing of the government.

“So forget about the Article 121 amendment. It is never going to happen. Westminster has moved on and we are still in the boondocks.

“Even our neighbours have moved on, like Indonesia, Thailand and (the) Philippines. The procedure in parliament does not entertain any proposals like motions or private member’s bills of the opposition,” he said adding that even though if they were to file a private member’s bill, the matter would never be debated.

Sivarasa said former minister in the prime minister’s department Datuk Zaid Ibrahim had spoken to the opposition about judicial reforms.

He said Zaid stirred the interest of all parties, including the Bar Council, which wanted to see the doctrine of separation of powers and rule of law restored.

“Zaid was talking to us about a serious reform of the judiciary — first a judicial appointment commission as a constitution commission which will necessitate amendment to the constitution. He was also talking about amendment to Article 121. Unfortunately with his departure, I think all that is gone,” he said.

He said the current minister in charge of the law portfolio, Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz, was not looking at a constitutional commission.

“Which means it is a body that nobody is going to take too seriously and the basic framework of PM appointing judges is not going to change. Zaid was talking to us. We didn’t agree with a lot of what he said but it was a serious process.

“It should be properly done, with consultations and it takes time. Do it with consultation as Zaid had started. Now he (Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi) seems to be rushing purely for political purposes,” said Sivarasa, adding that a non-constitutional commission would not have enough clout.

Meanwhile, Kulasegaran welcomed the decision by the judges in both Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s and Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin’s cases last Friday.

Judge SM Komathy Suppiah ruled in favour of Anwar last Friday when she found the transfer form (for the case to be transfered from Sessions Court to the High Court for trial) signed by Attorney-General Tan Sri Gani Patail to be invalid.

The judge made the ruling as Abdullah had assured the nation that the AG would not be a part of the trial as the latter was being investigated for allegedly tampering with evidence in Anwar’s trial a decade ago.

In Raja Petra’s case, Judge Syed Ahmad Helmy Syed Ahmad ruled his detention under the Internal Security Act (ISA) as unconstitutional. He said the home minister had not followed the proper procedure under Section 8 of the ISA in issuing the detention order.

Wondering if other judges around the country would stand up against the executive branch of government, Kulasegaran said he hope for “some semblance of (the judiciary) coming to normalcy.” He added that there was a need of a thorough look at the appointment of judges to ensure that the process was transparent.

On Raja Petra’s case, Bar Council president Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan said: “The decision of the learned High Court judge in the habeas corpus application of Raja Petra Kamarudin gives us hope that our judiciary has acted and will act with courage, integrity and independence when the liberty of an individual is threatened by the arbitrary use of power under the Internal Security Act 1960.”

Monday, November 10, 2008

No to ISA forum in Ipoh

The Internal security Act(ISA) is one of the worst draconian law ever enacted by the Malaysia Government. For the last over 40 years any person in Malaysia can be detained on the filmiest of grounds.The Malaysian government continues to use or threatens to use the ISA against people whom they accuse of being threats to national security, including government critics and those allegedly involved in "terrorist-linked" activities.

It provides for detention without trial. This act is outdated ,barbaric and is not in tandem with accepted democratic principles. The ISA is too wide in it scop and it can be used to muzzle anyone who acts, works or writes against the government of the day.

Originally ISA was meant for the communist terrorists but now it is used against all kind of offenders including counterfeiters, gun runners, smugglers and gangsters.

# especially used frequently against dissident’s and political opponents and even a ordinary reporter

# It gives too much power to one minister to arrest without check and balance

# .Minister can act under his sole discretion

# Courts have no say to overturned minister’s decision except in rare cases

The arrest of Raja Petra kamaruddin under ISA and his subsequent release from the ISA is a victory for the people. We must thank the Judge of the High Court who had the commitment and daringness to release Raja Petra and thus Raja Petra can now experience freedom
There are many who are still languishing under the draconian ISA, including members of HINDRAF.

# They all deserve the right of immediately judicial review, freedom from unjustified detention or they showed be charged in court immediately

# I demand for their immediate release of ALL ISA detainees…and stop the us use of the ISA and an immediate repeal of this barbaric law.

We must end the BN from using this repressive measure to control critics and dissenters. I also demand the resignation of ‘Syed Hamid as Home minister for his careless use of the ISA and giving incredible unacceptable reasons for the detention.

# He should resign for ordering the illegal and wrongful detention of Raja Petra on flimsy excuses. # The court decision to free Raja Petra proves that Syed Hamid had abused his ministerial power and misused ISA for political mileage.

# Since he became the home minister, Syed Hamid has been guilty of making numerous serious ministerial blunders causing grievous pain and suffering to people like Raja Petra, Si Puteh MP Teresa Kok and the Sin Chew Daily reporter.

# He should own up to his failure and resign or be sacked by the Prime Minister.
We are happy the spirit of goodness have prevail during the Deepavali season. Deepavali is the success of goodness over evil when finally we have light over darkness. In the same manner we now have candle lights all over to day signifying the light over darkness.

Finally Raja Petra detention was a clear act of detaining a person for his free and proactive thoughts and writings. But they could not detain him too long as “the pen is mightier than the sword”



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