Thursday, April 14, 2016

S.67 Immigration Act 1959/63 allows citizens to enter Sarawak to carry out their legitimate political activities.


Media statement by DAP ADUN for Kampung Tunku Lau Weng San on 14th April 2016 in Petaling Jaya:

Sarawak care-taking Chief Minister Adenan Satem’s statement yesterday that he needs to “protect the interest of Sarawak from unsavoury elements, whether political or otherwise” by banning opposition MPs and leaders from entering Sarawak, and that opposition leaders can enter Sarawak right after the state election, is not only a clear sign that Adenan is facing an unprecedented battle against the Opposition this time, but it is also a blessing in disguise that the people of Malaysia and particularly Sarawakians can see for themselves the true face of Adenan!

Adenan tries to confuse the people by abusing the term “Sarawak’s autonomy” when what he is doing is unrelated to Sarawak’s autonomy. The DAP, be it DAP Mala
ysia or DAP Sarawak has never raised a question on Sarawak’s autonomy. In fact, Sarawak DAP is at the forefront in advocating the rights and interest of Sarawakians, well-enshrined under the Federal Constitution but neglected by Barisan Nasional governments (both Federal and State) for decades.

Sarawak’s immigration autonomy was supposedly designed in the interests of the Sarawakians and Sabahans, to protect youths of East Malaysia from being swamped and displaced by hordes of West Malaysian unemployed.

However Adenan is using it as a political sledgehammer to ban prominent opposition members from entering the state of Sarawak. This is clearly an abuse of power which is motivated to curb the opposition’s right to exercise legitimate political activity in Sarawak.

Under s.66 of the Immigration Act 1959/63, there are provisions to deny entry to citizens based on certain criteria. However the enforcement of the Act lies solely on the East Malaysian immigration authorities who have the right to grant or deny permits to individuals entering Sarawak.

Friday, April 08, 2016

The baby is born and yet the government does not seem to be doing anything substantial to make Proton a healthy baby – a rebuttal of Salleh Said Keruak’s article, “The Proton willing buyer, willing seller situation”


Media statement by DAP ADUN for Kampung Tunku Lau Weng San on 7th April 2016 in Petaling Jaya:

Salleh Said Keruak’s article entitled “The Proton willing buyer, willing seller situation” seems to be politically flavoured to target Tun Mahathir rather than explaining the government’s plan to turn around the profit-lossing national carmaker.

While acknowledging that creating a homegrown automobile industry will not be viable as long as it depends only on the support of domestic market, Malaysian must demand that the Federal government to cut down rhetoric and explain to the public what it has in stock for the national carmaker.

Salleh’s article does not assist in helping ordinary Malaysians understand the government’s position on this, a failure on his duty as Communication and Multimedia Minister.

Majority of the Malaysian families own a Proton at least once in a life time (I am still a proud owner of a Proton Wira 1.5M), whether they bought it as a first-hand or a second-hand buyer. Proton was an affordable cars during its early days due to government subsidies and heavy taxation for foreign cars. 

However it does not dominate the Malaysian car market since early 2000s due to its quality, if the quality of Proton cars were indeed on par with foreign brand cars then the demand for Proton cars will definitely increase.

The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) yesterday said in Parliament that Proton has improved the quality of its car tremendously that it is “on par with many renowned carmakers in the world”.

This statement from MITI came as a total contrast to Salleh’s statement. Is the right hand speaking to the left hand? Certainly they do not as Salleh’s statement is nothing but only meant to discredit Mahathir’s legacy.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

The arrest of Rafizi Ramli has once again proven that BN government will use whatever means to stifle dissent.


Media statement by DAP ADUN for Kampung Tunku Lau Weng San on 6th April 2016 in Petaling Jaya:

The arrest of PKR Secretary-General and MP for Pandan, Rafizi Ramli, under the Official Secrets Act, has once again proven that the current BN government under PM Najib will use whatever means to stifle dissent.

The Official Secrets Act of 1972 offers a broad range of interpretations regarding what is considered a state secret and allows for arbitrary detention and arrest without a warrant for the mere assumption of possibly breaching the act, under section 18(1) of the Act.

In addition to this, the act also reverses the burden of proof normally requires to prosecute a criminal case; instead of “innocent until proven guilty”, the Act states the suspect is “guilty until proven to the contrary”. This is provided under section 16(3) of the Act.

The enforcement of this law to cover up information regarding 1MBD is evidence of the poor regard for human rights by the Barisan National government. The manner in which Rafizi Ramli was arrested just adds to the fact that the situation for human rights in our beloved country is deteriorating. 

The arrest was made pre-emptively right outside parliament, and according to the media he was not even allowed to go and pick up his son and surrender himself to the authorities afterwards. This is not only unreasonable on the part of the authorities but also degrading.

There has not even been arbitrary evidence of Rafizi Ramli refusing to cooperate with the authority in any investigation, rather the government is abusing the powers of this act to arrest and detain prominent opposition members for speaking up about the controversy regarding 1MDB.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Taking public transport to DUN?

I am at public transportation mode today. I arrived at KTM Seri Setia Komuter Station at about 9:32am today.

I missed the train at 9:40am, thinking that the train is a female coach. I took the next train at 9:55am and arrived at KTM Shah Alam Station at about 10:19am.

After that, I took the Selangorku free bus offered by MBSA, SA01 which departed the KTM station at the same time.

I arrived at SUK Gate 1, my destination at about 10:27am, approximately 7 minutes later, to attend the Selangor State Legislative Assembly sitting.

Have I not missed the first KTM coach, I should have arrived ten minutes earlier at SUK today.

Yes, public transportation is a viable option. I am proving it to you.







#SA01
#PublicTransport
#BasSelangorku

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Ucapan Membahas Usul Menjunjung Kasih Titah Ucapan DYMM Tuanku Sultan Selangor oleh ADUN Kampung Tunku Lau Weng San pada 31 Mac 2016 di Dewan Negeri Selangor, Shah Alam


Pendahuluan
1.    Salam Sejahtera dan Salam Ubah diucapkan kepada semua ahli Yang Berhormat. Terima kasih kepada Tuan Speaker kerana memberi peluang kepada Kampung Tunku untuk membahas Usul Menjunjung Kasih Titah Ucapan Tuanku Sultan Selangor.
2.    Laporan Bank Negara Malaysia Tahun 2015 telah memberi gambaran awal terhadap cabaran yang bakal dihadapi oleh Malaysia pada tahun 2016, seperti harga komoditi yang rendah, kadar inflasi yang meningkat disebabkan oleh kenaikan tol, pelaksanaan cukai GST dan susut nilai Ringgit Malaysia serta keadaan ekenomi yang tidak menentu di pasaran antarabangsa.
3.    Hutang luar negeri berjumlah RM833.7 billion, bersamaan dengan USD192.2 bilion atau 72.1% daripada KDNK pada akhir tahun 2015 (akhir tahun 2014: RM747.5 bilion, bersamaan dengan USD211.8 bilion atau 67.5% daripada KDNK). Peningkatan hutang luar negeri disebabkan terutamanya oleh kesan penilaian daripada penyusutan nilai ringgit berbanding dengan kebanyakan mata wang pada tahun 2015.
4.    Kemungkinan Donald Trump untuk memenangi Pilihanraya Presiden Amerika Syarikat membimbangkan kerana pendiriannya yang agak kanan akan mencetuskan kontroversi dan konflik yang lebih besar di seluruh dunia.
5.    Selain itu, ancaman keganasan oleh puak pelampau turut menjejas kestabilan politik dan ekonomi di seluruh dunia. Benua Eropah dilanda krisis pelarian akibat keganasan yang berterusan di Timur Tengah. Kegiatan puak pelampau agama perlu dikekang di peringkat akar umbi. Di sini kerajaan Selangor mempunyai peranan yang besar kerana hal ehwal agama Islam adalah di bawah bidang tugas negeri.
6.    Sebagai sebahagian daripada Persekutuan Malaysia, negeri Selangor sudah tentu tidak boleh terlepas daripada iklim sosio-ekonomi sedunia yang semakin merundung.
7.    Titah Ucapan DYMM Sultan Selangor semalam pernah menyebut tentang masalah rasuah. Sebenarnya, salah satu ubat yang berkesan untuk mengatasi masalah ini ialah meningkatkan ketelusan kerajaan. Ahli ekonomi Amartya Sen juga pernah berkata bahawa keterbukaan sesebuah negara berkaitan langsung dengan kecemerlangan ekonominya. Selain menambahkan akses orang ramai terhadap maklumat kerajaan, pengiystiharan aset juga diperlukan untuk membendung masalah rasuah. Kali terakhir ini dilakukan di Selangor adalah pada tahun 2010. Maka sekarang sudah sampai masanya bukan sahaja untuk mengiystiharkan aset semata-mata tetapi memastikan sistem pengiystiharan aset ini setanding dengan negara barat untuk membuktikan komitmen kerajaan terhadap keterbukaan kita.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Memohon kerajaan Selangor terlibat dalam urus niaga tanah Syarikat BAT di Petaling Jaya untuk membina rumah mampu milik

Kenyataan Media ADUN DAP untuk kawasan Kampung Tunku, Selangor, Lau Weng San pada 21 Mac 2016 di Petaling Jaya:
  
Saya terkejut dengan keputusan Syarikat British American Tobacco (BAT) untuk menutup kilangnya di Virginia Park, berdekatan dengan Jalan Universiti dan Jalan 19/1, Petaling Jaya. Orang ramai juga difahamkan bahawa BAT telah melantik sebuah agen hartanah yang bebas untuk menguruskan jual beli tanah seluas 500,000 kaki persegi ini melalui tender terbuka, yang dijangka akan disiapkan pada bulan Mei tahun ini.

Tanah yang begitu luas ini memang mempunyai potensi pembangunan semula yang sangat besar. Saya memohon kepada kerajaan Selangor untuk mengambil peluang keemasan ini bagi meninjau sama ada mungkin kerajaan turut terlibat bersama melalui mana-mana anak syarikatnya seperti Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Selangor (PKNS).

Sekiranya cadangan untuk membeli balik tanah ini dilaksanakan, maka ianya sekaligus memperkayakan bank tanah kepunyaan kerajaan. Kita harus mengambil iktibar bahawa salah satu faktor kejayaan kerajaan Singapura membina rumah mampu milik yang begitu banyak kepada rakyatnya ialah lebih daripada 75% tanah di republik itu adalah milik kerajaan.

Maka dasar perumahan Kerajaan Selangor harus juga mengambil kira peluang untuk membina rumah mampu milik di kawasan bandar yang sudah matang seperti Petaling Jaya, selain daripada pembangunan township baru seperti di Bernam Jaya, Antara Gapi dan sebagainya.

Mengikut kajian yang dibuat oleh CIMB Investment Bank Research, harga keseluruhan tanah ini dijangka antara RM 252 juta hingga RM277 juta. Kedua, sekiranya kerajaan tidak dapat memiliki tanah yang mahal ini, kerajaan masih boleh berbincang dengan pemilik tanah yang baru untuk menjalankan projek usahasama untuk memastikan kerajaan masih boleh memainkan peranannya untuk membekalkan rumah mampun milik kepada rakyat Selangor di Bandar Petaling Jaya.


Friday, March 18, 2016

Mengecam pihak tidak bertanggungjawab mengugut penjawat awam Selangor

Kenyataan Media ADUN DAP untuk kawasan Kampung Tunku, Selangor, Lau Weng San pada 18 Mac 2016 di Petaling Jaya:

Saya dikejutkan dengan peristiwa yang berlaku di rumah seorang Penolong Pegawai Daerah Hulu Langat di Bangi pagi semalam di mana rumah beliau dilemparkan tiga bom botol atau Molotov cocktail.

Saya mengecam kejadian ini dan saya melihat ini sebagai satu ugutan terhadap penjawat awam kerana barangkali dalam menjalankan tugas mereka sebagai penjawat awam atau penguatkuasa, mereka mungkin telah menyinggung perasaan golongan yang berkepentingan yang menggunakan taktik licik ini untuk menakut-nakutkan pegawai kita.

Tindakan ini pasti akan menjejaskan semangat pegawai-pegawai kita dan yang lain kerana mereka tidak pasti sama ada perkara yang sama juga akan berlaku ke atas diri dan ahli-ahli keluarga tersayang mereka, walaupun mereka hanya menjalankan tugas mereka dengan jujur, sebagaimana yang dituntut oleh undang-undang.

Saya membidas kejadian ini dan menyeru seluruh lapisan masyarakat untuk turut membidas tindakan ini. Sekiranya masyarakat kita memilih untuk mendiamkan diri, maka mereka yang tidak bertanggungjawab ini akan ingat mereka boleh terus bertindak melulu pada masa depan.

Lau Weng San
ADUN Kampung Tunku

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Illegal dumpsites in Jalan 21/19A

I was at a press conference in my office this morning to brief the media on a notorious illegal dumpsite at Jalan 21/19A, SEA Park, which is right in the heart of my constituency.

Many people have seen illegal rubbish everywhere but they never know who exactly are the culprits. I was given some video footage and we manage to capture and identify the real culprits. Some were seen in their vehicles and we manage to see their vehicle registration numbers. 

These information will be passed on the relevant departments in MBPJ for them to take further action on the litterbugs. It is the attitude of our people that is the root cause of illegal dumpings in this country.



Monday, March 14, 2016

Firefly should at least apologise to women for objectifying female in their advertisements

Media statement by DAP ADUN for Kampung Tunku Lau Weng San on 14th March 2016 in Petaling Jaya:

Although Firefly has already the two heavily criticized advertisements featuring the bottoms of a female from its social media website, the leading low cost carries wholly owned by Malaysia Airlines should have also tendered an unreserved apology to women for such women objectification.

It is simple not enough for Firefly to withdraw its "bottom advertisements", only to tell the people that their advertisement is not meant to "offend any people". At the minimum, Firefly should apologise to the women in this country. 

This is necessary as this is not the first time Firefly comes out with such advertisement in social and printed media. The following Firefly advertisement also appeared in our papers sometimes in July 2015. It seems that Firefly has a special instinct on their advertisements.


This incident should also serve a warning, not only to Firefly but other merchant to be more gender-sensitive in advertising their business. Malaysians should bear in mind that it is not only Firefly that should be reprimanded as many airlines operators in this country has the tendency to objectify women in their advertisements. It is time for them to be more gender-sensitive and put real effort in improving their services to the passengers at affordable prices.

Lau Weng San
ADUN Kampung Tunku

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Cadangan Khairuddin Aman Razali at-Takiri bahawa fungsi sebenar wanita di rumah sebagai isteri dan ibu adalah tidak betul

Kenyataan Media ADUN DAP untuk kawasan Kampung Tunku, Selangor, Lau Weng San pada 17 Februari 2016 di Petaling Jaya:

Kenyataan media Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali at-Takiri, Ketua Penerangan Dewan Ulamak Pas Pusat pada 8 Mac 2016 yang menyentuh tentang pemulihan institusi kekeluargaan melalui penyediaan dan pembangunan ruang dan suasana yang kondusif kepada setiap pasangan khususnya kepada golongan isteri agar dapat menjalankan fungsinya yang sebenar di rumah sebagai isteri dan ibu adalah tidak betul.

Institusi kekeluargaan di Malaysia, sama ada bukan Muslim atau Muslim, memang sentiasa menghadapi pelbagai cabaran sosial dan ekonomi sehingga keperluan untuk pasangan suami dan isteri untuk bekerja bagi menampung keperluan ekonomi keluarga telah menjadi fenomena biasa dewasa kini.

Biarpun begitu, statistik menunjukkan bahawa peratusan wanita untuk bekerja semula di negara kita masih di tahap yang amat rendah, iaitu tidak sampai 50%, berbanding dengan negara-negara sedang membangun yang lein, khususnya negara-negara Asean seperti Thailand, Filipina dan Indonesia.

Fenomena ini adalah tidak sihat memandangkan lebih separuh daripada graduan IPT di Malaysia terdiri daripada kaum wanita. Ini menunjukkan bahawa kerajaan telah membelanjakan lebih separuh daripada sumber kewangannya untuk membekalkan pendidikan tinggi kepada kaum wanita tetapi mereka tidak dapat menyumbang kepada pembangunan ekonomi dan produktiviti Malaysia.

Antara masalah-masalah yang dihadapi oleh kaum wanita, khususnya kaum wanita yang berpendidikan tinggi dan berkebolehan ialah layanan yang tidak adil di tempat kerja, sama ada secara tersirat atau tersurat, termasuk gaji, peluang naik pangkat yang tidak saksama (glass ceiling), kekurangan tempat asuhan dan didikan anak-anak kecil dan bayi, kekurangan bilik laktasi serta peruntukan bajet yang tidak sensitive kepada keperluan gender wanita dan sabagainya.