Tuesday, May 29, 2007


"The Government must hence take the painful but very important step of trimming the civil service sector into a leaner and more efficient "machine".

The increase in pay will be a waste of public funds, if the move is not accompanied by a corresponding increase in civil service productivity."

-- Tony Pua
"Pergerakan Pemuda UMNO mendesak Pua dan DAP mengambil langkah memperbetulkan kata-kata mereka yang langsung tidak bertimbang rasa dan begitu menghina sekali."
"Pua's negative comments about the civil service can cause considerable damage to the morale and image of the public sector."

-- Khairy Jamaluddin
Panel of Distinguished Speakers

* YB Lim Kit Siang, Parliamentary Opposition Leader
* Lim Guan Eng, DAP Secretary-General
* Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, PKR Secretary-General
* A. H. Ponniah, former Secretary of Public Service International (Asia-Pacific Region)
* Nurul Izzah Anwar, Special Assistant to Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim
* Tony Pua, Economic Advisor to DAP Secretary-General

* Open invitation to Khairy Jamaluddin, UMNO Deputy Youth Chief*

Venue: KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall
Date: 30th May 2007 (Wednesday)
Time: 8.00 pm
Admission is Free; Bring Friends

Sunday, May 27, 2007






双溪威英比安拜杜里组屋居民是原本当地非法木屋地区的居民。市政厅是在州政府的零度木屋之下把这个地区的非法木屋铲平,然后委任发展商Taipan Focus在该地区进行重建工作,承建四座组屋,并命名为Impian Baiduri组屋(中文译:英比安拜杜里组屋)








Friday, May 25, 2007

50 years into independence and where is OUR national unity?!?..

By: T T

Hey frens!

Lately we see/hear tons of advertisements via the tv, newspaper, radio, etc... mentioning that we will be celebrating our 50th anniversary soon... we also see those black and white clips and black and white videos a lot lately...

Major plans ahead on how to go around celebrate it... they even going to transform merdeka stadium into how exactly it looked like during the proclamation of merdeka by tunku in 1957...

Had a chat with my parents just few days ago about national unity... my parents certainly went through a lot... Japanese occupation, communist’s insurgency, May 13, merdeka, etc... All this are indeed very important events for the country....

During this time (probably except May 13 event), it certainly shows one very visible thing... The NATIONAL UNITY... be it Malay, Chinese, Indian, etc... All of them work, eat, sleep, fight, etc... Together... they can hear almost nothing about big hoo-hahs on racial/religion issues like what we are facing now... everyone were kind of free to do whatever they want and be happy about it.. no suppression or whatsoever like what we are facing now...

Totally different now... every race seems want to beat each other, loves comparing to one another, etc... For example, I came across a book that mentioned something along this line...

"kalau tak malas, bukan melayu"...
"kalau tak tipu, bukan cina"...
"kalau tak minum, bukan india"...

What made this author comment this kind of comments?!?...

According to my parents... we certainly cannot compare the national unity we had then to the national unity we have now...

It's madness now!... despite the good time we are having, the roller coaster economy we are having, the 1st class infrastructure we are having, we produce our own car, we have world class f1 track, yummy food all around, etc... To me personally, all this are just the surface projecting a 'beautiful and peaceful Malaysia', what is going on beneath this surface is the TOTAL opposite!

They put the meaning of democracy to shame, racial issues, so-called freedom on religion, breaking up families due to religion issues, fighting over dead body because of religion issues, NEP, corruption, discrimination, marginalization, we have ministers who put Malaysia to shame and no proper action is taken against them, etc.. etc.. etc...

For those who want to deny that all this is happening and/or dun bother to go and vote because you think yr 1 miserable vote won't do a thing... I wish you a happy and peaceful life living the Malaysian way...

For those who want to help save the country before the country go beyond help... pls do the necessities... be pro-active... perhaps, getting people to vote WISELY in the coming general election may be a very small but it will be a very significant step towards changing the country for the better...

Elected representatives should lead by example by following rules and regulations

YB Dr. Wong Sai Hou is the MCA Selangor State Assemblyman for Kampung Tunku, Petaling Jaya and also one of the senior councilors in Petaling Jaya City Hall or Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya (MBPJ).

Being a State Assemblyman cum senior councilor in Petaling Jaya, he is expected to lead by example by at least following all the rules and regulations set by MBPJ.

One would be shocked to learn the other way round, that banners to publicize activities organized by the State Assemblyman cum Councilor are without permission from MBPJ, meaning that the councilor violates the very own rules and regulations of the City Hall that he is sitting in.

Wong Sai Hou held an activity to distribute scholarships to needy students in DUN Kampung Tunku on 19th May 2007 in SJKC Sungai Way auditorium.

Banners to publicize the activities are up in various popular spots in Kampung Tunku state constituency. However, on close examination on the banners, one can easily discover that the banners are up without any permission, license or even knowledge of MBPJ, as any banner approved by MBPJ should carry a sticker to be stuck on the banner. Failing so, MBPJ enforcement unit will have all the rights to pull down the banner.

As can be examined from “Legal sticker-01.jpeg”, we can notice that the sticker carries information on the account number of the banner’s owner, start date and due date for the banner. That will also mean that any overdue banner will also be pulled down by the City Hall.

However, this is not the same case for Wo
ng Sai Hou’s banners, which was spotted in at least six spots in Kampung Tunku (namely Section 21, Section 20, SJKC Sungai Way, morning market of SS9A, SS1 and his own service centre in SS3).

None of these banners carries any stickers from
the City Hall and none of these banners are pulled down even the event was already over since four days ago.

One may argue that this could due to the bureaucrats in MBPJ.

I have made personal visit to the City Hall’s Services Management Department (Licensing Division) on this matter and was shocked to notice that not only the payment to apply for banner permit are surprisingly affordable (the sticker cost RM2 per banner, total processing fees for one banner will normally be lest than RM50 depending on the size of the banner and the displa
y duration), but the number of days taken to process the application was surprising short – maximum five working days – this is even if the City Hall raises questions on the banners.

Be it as it may, the question of whether the City Hall could deliver such effective and business-friendly environment is another question, as there is certainly no reason for a State Assemblyman cum Councilor to fail to lead by example by following rules and regulations set by his own City Hall! More so
when the requirements to obtain a license are not as bureaucratic as one thinks about.

In addition to that, it was also reported to the DAP that MCA MP for PJ Selatan and Deputy Tourism Minister, YB Donald Lim Siang Chai’s Chinese New Year banner displayed on an overhead
bridge in Jalan Semangat is also an illegal banner (as shown in the picture: DLCS S4-05.jpeg) and it has been there since Chinese New Year with no action taken by the City Hall to take down the long overdue banner.

Meanwhile, it is also questionable of whether the City Hall is practicing double standard on monitoring outdoor banner in Petaling Jaya.

DAP Damansara Branch Chairman Tony Pua has a banner outside his branch’s premise in 55-M Jalan SS21/1A, Damansara Utama 4740
0 Petaling Jaya (see photo: TNP SS21.jpeg) and he was slapped with a City Hall summon for hanging up unlicensed banner. This summon is highly arguable as YB Dr Wong Sai Hou also put up similar banner outside his service centre (as shown in the picture: WSH SS3.jpeg). The summon issued by MBPJ is highly arguable as MBPJ mainly regulate banners and buntings displayed in public places, not those displayed in private premises.

Has Wong Sai Hou been slapped with similar summon? If not, is it because that Wong Sai Hou is an MCA State Assemblyman and a senior City Hall councilor that the City Hall does not take any action against him?

It is certain that both MBPJ and Wong Sai Hou have to come clear on this as we do not hope to witness another pathetic Zakaria episode in Petaling Jaya.
If a councilor cum State Assemblyman fails to follow simple rules and regulations of the local council, what moral authority does the government has to demand the rakyat to follow suit?






正好比我们能够从Legal sticker-01.jpeg图片中所能够看到的,市政厅的贴纸上面注明布条拥有者的户口号码、张挂开始和截止日期。这也意味着市政厅能权力把任何逾期张挂的合法布条拆除充公。




与此同时,我们也获得消息指出马华八打灵再也南区国会议员兼副旅游部部长拿督林祥才张挂在Jalan Semangat的一面恭贺农历新年快乐的布条迄今依然高挂在该路的一个行人天桥(请看图片:DLCS S4-05.jpeg)。这面布条也阻碍视线,不符合城市安全标准。


近在其支部位于百乐镇SS21/1A路的会所外面张挂布条(见照片:TNP SS21.jpeg)最近遭市政厅执法组人员发传票,理由是张挂不合法布条。就此,我们也发现黄世豪医生的服务中心外面也张挂同样性质的布条(见照片:WSH SS3.jpeg)。市政厅发出的传单是不寻常的,因为市政厅通常管辖的布条都是那些张挂在公共场所的布条,而不是那些张挂在私人产业的布条。



Monday, May 21, 2007


■日期/May 21, 2007 ■时间/04:00:35 pm■新闻/家国风云 ■作者/本刊陈子莹






国内经济学家早前就推算,若是政府要提高公务员薪水5%,我国的财政赤字就会展延至国内生产总值的3.8%。假设所有的状况都维持不变,公务员薪金调整 10%,将会把公共开销提高2.4%,同时在2008年的实质国内生产总值(Real GDP)也会提高0.3至0.4点。【点击:公务员调薪到巨无霸指数 加薪也追不上邻国购买力】










updated:2007-05-21 13:22:15 MYT


另外,政府也将调高公务员生活津贴一倍。由於公务员加薪,今年政府开销增加34亿令吉,明年68亿令吉。 (星洲互动·2007.05.21)

Up to 35% pay hike for civil servants

Up to 35% pay hike for civil servants
May 21, 07 2:22pm

Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi today announced a hefty pay rise for civil servants which observers view as a strong indicator of a general election being around the corner.

Effective July 1, Abdullah said government servants will get a pay raise of between 7.5% and 35%.

The cost of living allowance, or Cola will, also be increased by 100%.

Meanwhile, members of the police and the armed forces will receive 20% over and above the announced increase in pay.

Abdullah’s announcement at a Workers Day gathering in Putrajaya drew a huge round of applause from those present.

He was later given a standing ovation and the crowd chanted 'Hidup Pak Lah' (Long Live Pak Lah).

On the whole, the premier said the pay rise will amount to RM3.4 billion for this year or an additional expenditure of RM6.8 billion a year.

Whereas the increase in Cola will involve an additional expenditure of RM600 million for this year and RM6.8 billion annually.

Careful decision

Abdullah said the main factor behind the government’s decision for the pay hike was the strong GDP growth over the past five years at a rate of 5.6 percent a year.

The second factor, he added, was the need to attract and retain qualified and motivated personnel in the public sector.

The third factor is the increase in the cost of living due to global oil prices which is impacting the lower income group, he said, adding that the fourth factor is the capabilities of the government’s finances.

“In deciding on the pay rise, the government is careful on its impact on the country’s financial situation. Any pay increase will also involve pension and other allowances.

“In view of this, the quantum of increase was decided carefully. The government has successfully reduced the its expenditure deficit from 5.3% in 2003 to 3.5% last year and this good fiscal management will continue,” he said.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Chew Mei Fun should strongly deplore two BN sexist MPs

Chew Mei Fun and other BN women MPs should put up an undivided and strong stand by demanding the highest leadership of the BN to strongly deplore and condemn the two sexist BN MPs.

All Malaysians should have felt utterly disappointed and annoyed by the attitude demonstrated by the two sexist BN MPs yesterday. The gender-desensitized stand took up by the cabinet, which is to direct the two sexist BN MPs to meet the Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, does not solve the problem.

The two sexist BN MPs had initially apologized to everybody, but they withdrawn their apology soon after the cabinet made its decision, and until now, the two stil refused to apology to DAP MP for Batu Gajah, YB Fong Po Kuan, a sign that the two sexist BN MPs have yet to understand that they have to bear full responsibility on their own speech, as well as the two have failed to understand the seriousness of the problem.

The Cabinet’s decision to refer the matter to the Ministry of Women and Community Development clearly shows that the Cabinet has failed to do justice for all women in Malaysia. If this is just a problem of the women, then what is the purpose for the Minister of Women, Family and Community Development to bring up this matter in the Cabinet?

It is now the time for BN women MPs to stand up for YB Fong Po Kuan in this crucial moment. When her male counterparts in the DAP, including DAP male MPs, leaders and members are willing to come out in full force to deplore such unacceptable act of the two BN MPs, we do not understand why BN MPs are so “slow-moving” in respect to this matter.

In fact, when YB Fong Po Kuan tabled the motion to refer the two sexist BN MPs to the Parliament Committee of Priviledges at 10am, 10th May 2007, the Speaker then decided to decide on the motion at 2:30pm on the day. Therefore, any just-thinking and BN women MPs who claimed to be standing up for justice and solidarity would have attended the Dewan Rakyat proceeding at 2:30pm to show support to the motion, and they should not have absent from the meeting and scurried out from the chamber.

In this regards, I would like to specifically mention about MCA MP for PJ Utara and Parliament Secretary for the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, YB Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun who was absent on the demonstraton held outside her ministry by various women NGOs and the Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, YB Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil was also present to show support and solidarity. I personally failed to understand what reasons Chew Mei Fun would have for her to be absent from the event as the event should be regarded as an event of utmost importance in regards to upholding women right. Also, why would she also absent from the Parliament proceeding when MPs were to decide on Po Kuan’s motion at 2:30pm on 10th May 2007?










Sunday, May 13, 2007

Perangsan Templer Golf Club issue - 'Don’t mix the issues'

DON’T mix the issue of retrenchment and the RM3 million used to upgrade facilities and equipment at the Perangsang Templer Golf Club.

“These are two separate issues. It has nothing to do with one another,” said Kumpulan Darul Ehsan Berhad president Datuk Abdul Karim Munisar yesterday.

He was reacting to our report that the club had allegedly retrenched 72 employees but had spent a huge amount of money to upgrade the club owned by the group.

Speaking at his office in Plaza Perangsang, Shah Alam, Abdul Karim said the 72 staff were a surplus.

“We had 160 employees at the club, which far exceeded the manpower at similar clubs.

“It was a difficult decision to retrench them,” he said.

The 72 were mainly those from the golfing, building maintenance and housekeeping departments.

Abdul Karim said before the retrenchment, the management had taken steps to minimise cost by restricting overtime work, redeployment and rescheduling the working hours.

He said in the case of the 72, the management had complied with labour regulations by paying one-month salary for every year of service and one month salary as payment-in-lieu of notice and pay-in-lieu of unutilised leave.

Abdul Karim said the RM3 million used to improve operational efficiency of the golf course was made through borrowings.

“The reconditioning and improving of the golf course was crucial as golfing is the core business of the club.

“We had to do it. The club’s facilities had not been upgraded since it opened in 1993.

“We wanted to uplift the club’s image to make it the pride of the State,” he said.

He said the upgrading exercise began last November to improve basic facilities such as the ballrooms, washrooms and locker rooms, bowling alley and the food and beverage outlets.

Abdul Karim said the purchase of 80 new buggies were done on a hire-purchase basis.

“The purchase did not burden the club financially,” he said.

“Not only are these new buggies self-financing, they generate sufficient cash flow to service the hire-purchase loan.

“They have added to the club’s profitability and improved the cash flow.”

The club, he said, was previously only entitled to 20 per cent of the revenue from buggy rentals under a partnership agreement.

The club also had to bear utility charges and was required to pay a minimum of RM50,000 per month.

On the recruitment of foreign workers as caddies, Abdul Karim clarified that they are not on the club’s payroll.

“The hiring of caddies was outsourced to an agent as attempts to engage local caddies proved less than encouraging,” he said.

The Malay Mail had on Monday highlighted the grievances of the 72 former employees whose services were terminated on the eve of Labour Day.

On Saturday, the workers staged a protest in front of the club’s main entrance.

Carrying placards, the former workers distributed flyers, highlighting their plight to visitors.

They said they were aware of the club’s financial difficulties but were disillusioned as the management had spent RM3.2 million on the new buggies and repainting.

Kami akan pastikan MB Selangor dipenjarakan

"Kami akan pastikan MB Selangor dipenjarakan"
Intan Abdullah
Sat | May 12, 07 | 04:29:55 PM

RAWANG, 12 Mei (Hrkh) - Amarah rakyat Selangor memuncak lagi. Kali ini mereka mahu memenjarakan Menteri Besar Selangor, Dato' Mohd Khir Toyo yang dikatakan merupakan dalang kepada masalah mereka ini.

ImageKira-kira 100 orang yang terdiri daripada pekerja dan ahli Kesatuan Pekerja-pekerja Kelab Semenanjung (CEUPM) berpiket di pintu masuk Peransang Templer Golf Club, Templer Park Resort, Rawang pada pagi ini untuk membantah tindakan pihak pengurusan yang memecat seramai 72 orang pekerja Perangsang Templer Golf Club, yang merupakan salah sebuah anak syarikat kerajaan negeri Selangor dengan alasan pihak kelab mengalami masalah kewangan.

Mereka menggesa untuk memecat MB sebagai 'key person' juga merupakan penaung kepada Kumpulan Darul Ehsan Berhad (KDEB) kerana gagal mengawal orang-orang bawahannya dan menganggap MB biadap kerana tidak menghormati undang-undang negara.

Mereka menyifatkan kerajaan negeri Selangor tidak prihatin terhadap undang-undang yang diakui oleh perlembagaan, dengan bersikap zalim pada rakyatnya sendiri sehingga tidak memberi peluang kepada mereka untuk menyelamatkan kelab tersebut.

ImageSeramai 72 orang pekerja telah dipecat secara serentak oleh Presiden KDEB iaitu Dato' Abdul Karim Munisa, pada 30 April yang lalu berkuatkuasa dalam tempoh 24 jam tanpa sebarang notis diberikan serta perbincangan awal bersama mereka, dan hanya diberi pampasan berjumlah RM 20 ribu, bahkan pihak kelab telah pun mengambil 60 orang pekerja asing bagi menggantikan mereka dalam tempoh terdekat ini.

Dato' Abdul Karim juga dikatakan menganggap masalah yang pernah diutarakan kepada beliau ini sebagai satu isu dan beliau juga telah menyalahgunakan kuasanya dengan melantik beberapa individu di jawatan tertinggi seperti CEO iaitu Mohamad Shah Abdul Aziz, yang dipertikaikan kelayakannya untuk menerajui kelab itu.

ImageMenurut Setiausaha Kesatuan Pekerja-pekerja Kelab Semenanjung (CEUPM), Abdullah Sani Abdul Hamid, 45, sekiranya MB tidak memanggil mereka untuk berbincang,maka beliau tidak akan teragak-agak untuk memfailkan kes ini ke Mahkamah Tinggi untuk mendakwa dan memenjarakan MB atas tindakan yang telah dibuat oleh orang bawahan beliau.

Beliau mendakwa tindakan pemecatan tersebut menunjukkan bahawa pihak pengurusan mempunyai niat jahat atau 'mala fide' terhadap pekerja, bahkan mereka telah melanggar seksyen 60M Akta Pekerja 1955 yakni Larangan menamatkan pekerja tempatan untuk pekerja asing, seksyen 60N Akta Pekerja 1955 iaitu menamatkan pekerja oleh sebab lebihan pekerja.

Katanya, pemecatan ini juga tidak mengikut prosedur kerana mereka hanya merujuk kepada Jabatan Buruh sahaja.

Sementara itu, pihak kelab juga dikatakan telah melanggar seksyen 12 dengan memberi notis 24 jam pada tarikh pembuangan kerja pada 30 April, sehari sebelum Hari Pekerja dirayakan di seluruh negara.

ImagePihak pengurusan kelab dianggap tidak bijak dalam menangani masalah kelab dengan mengambil tindakan tidak membuat perancangan yang konkrit untuk menyelamatkan kelab, sebaliknya pembaziran duit dibuat dengan membatalkan kontrak buggy bahkan kemudian membeli buggy yang baru tanpa tujuan yang jelas.

Abdullah Sani turut mendedahkan penyata kewangan yang merekodkan bahawa kos menaiktarafkan kelab tersebut yang dibuat secara tidak menyeluruh dengan jumlah RM3 Juta.

CEUPM juga dikatakan pernah berkompromi dengan MB untuk menyelamatkan kelab di Shah Alam pada tahun 2003 dan 2004 apabila keadaan kewangan yang merudum dengan memotong gaji pegawai-pegawai kanan dan pekerja serta kesannya kelab berjaya diselamatkan bahkan memperolehi keuntungan yang besar.

ImageKetua pekerja, Maintainance Supervisor Kelab tersebut,Abdul Rahman Bakar,42,pula berkata pelbagai usaha telah dibuat sebelum ini termasuk perbincangan dengan Umno kawasan tersebut, iaitu Dato' Ahmad Bahari yang berjanji akan mengetengah kan hal ini kepada MB tetapi setakat ini masih belum ada sebarang maklum balas.

CEUPM katanya akan terus mengumpulkan maklumat, seterusnya akan menyalurkannya kepada Badan Pencegah Rasuah bagi mengenalpasti penyalahgunaan kuasa yang berlaku, dengan tidak menolak kemungkinan wujudnya agenda-agenda tertentu pihak tertinggi pengurusan yang mengamalkan kronisme untuk menjaga kepentingan suku sakat mereka di dalam pengurusan.

Mereka juga menghantar surat kepada Menteri Besar, Perdana Menteri,Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Menteri Sumber Manusia, serta exco-exco kerajaan negeri Selangor tetapi masih belum mendapat sebarang respon dan akan turut memaklumkan hal ini kepada Sultan Selangor. - mks.

Sunday, May 06, 2007










该法令的第 10条款就阐明“地方当局的议员应委任自地方当局辖区内的普通居民及在州当局眼中,拥有地方政府事务的广泛经验,或在任何专业、商业或工业上具成卓越成就,或能够代表地方当局辖区内社群的利益。”






Friday, May 04, 2007








  1. 2004年5月21日——第二中环公路甲洞高架天桥桥墩龟裂
  2. 2004年9月25日——柔佛班兰医院滋生霉菌
  3. 2004年10月11日——椰壳洞大道土崩
  4. 2004年10月23日——外贸大厦逾期竣工
  5. 2004年11月2日——21间未启用的学校建筑出现问题
  6. 2005年4月28日——国会大厦漏水
  7. 2007年3月22日——布城第9区疑排水系统出现问题导致水泥崩泄
  8. 2007年4月11日——布城移民局总部水管爆裂
  9. 2007年4月28日——布城企合部底楼的多元用途礼堂在周六发生天花板倒塌。
  10. 2007年4月30日——位于大使路的吉隆坡法庭综合大厦的秘书办公室天花板倒塌。






例如布城移民局总部水管爆裂事件,除了因为缺乏定期保养外,我们是否能够调查当初施工时水管的设计是否符合液流力学(fluids mechanics)的原理,即水管设计会否过小(更小的水管更便宜),导致水管不能符合过快的水流,导致水管破裂?



Thursday, May 03, 2007