Saturday, January 31, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Sprint Highway sent me a small box-type hamper a few days ago.
Sunway Sdn. Bhd also sent me a huge hamper one week before Chinese New Year. I guess the hamper worth close to RM500.
I sincerely thank those from the corporate world who appreciate our work for the past one year by sending gifts to my office.
For those who wish to support us, gifts are not necessary next year as it is already good enough by giving your vote to DAP.
As for gifts and hampers given to my office, I foresee very little use for myself. the gifts and hampers will be donated to the my lucky draw program in my Chinese New Year open house in the names of the donours.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Pakatan Rakyat report card roadshow
PETALING JAYA (jan 27, 2009): The public in Selangor will get a chance to evaluate the performance of the local authorities and the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) state government during a road show in March.
The road show will be held at every local council and will be open to the public, said state executive councillor in charge of local government, research and development Ronnie Liu.
“All local council presidents, councillors, officers and I will attend the hearings,” he told theSun recently.
“This is how we will be evaluating our performance since Pakatan Rakyat took over last year.
“It is the people who will be giving us our report cards,” Liu added.
This will be a good avenue for the public to voice out their problems and grouses and to give suggestions on how to improve the administration.
“We have to be bold enough to face criticisms hurled at us,” Liu said.
He said the state will also conduct a survey on the quality of services delivered by the local authorities to determine areas that need improvement.
The PR has had a few hiccups during the start of its administration when there was much displeasure over the appointment of several local councillors, whose appointments were viewed as payback for their loyalty to their respective parties.
Even Liu has come under fire recently for what was perceived to be his interference in local councils. His predecessor, Datuk Teh Kim Poo, has accused him of collecting money from traders for the Chinese New Year market in Pandamaran to help them get a space to trade from the Klang Municipal Council – a practice which Liu accused Teh himself of initiating.
Zero tolerance against crooks in police
Monday, January 26, 2009
21 charged with illegal assembly
PETALING JAYA (Jan 23, 2009) : Authorities today charged 21 people at the Sessions Court here with one count of illegal assembly and one count of defying a police order to disperse during an anti-ISA candelight vigil last year.
The group, which included PJ Utara MP Tony Pua, Pandamaran assemblyman Ronnie Liu, Kampung Tunku assemblyman Lau Weng San, MPPJ councilor Tiew Wei Keng, and Catholic priest Fr Paulino Francesco Miranda, all claimed trial to the charges.
They were allegedly to have committed at an anti-ISA candelight vigil at the MBPJ compound in Petaling Jaya between 9pm to 10.10pm on Oct 9 last year.
The participants of the vigil, which was organised by the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih), were charged under Section 27 of the Police Act.
If found guilty, they can face up to one year in jail, RM 10,000 in fines or both.
In making submissions for bail, Deputy Public Prosecutor Noordin Badaruddin asked the court to set RM5,000 as bail for each accused, and requested for their travel documents to be impounded by the court.
However, this was rejected by the defence, led by Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo, who called them to be released on personal bond or for a lower bail of RM500 to be set as there was no violence or property damage caused by the accused.
"What is their offence? Their offence was taking part in an assembly, and ignoring the orders of Supt Mohd Shukor to disperse. There was no mention of violence in the offence," said Gobind
"What was done by the accused was their right under the Federal Constitution," said Gobind, who said the charging of the 21 was a black mark in the Malaysian legal system.
"These people merely exercised their constitutional rights to freely assemble, and they are now charged. What is so serious about this offence that it requires such a high bail? They have done nothing which deserves punishment by a high bail amount," said Gobind.
He told the court that the accused posed no flight risk.
"All of them made themselves present today in court, with no problem, and they are prepared to face the prosecution," said Gobind, who then cited authorities to show that there was no legal provision to detain the passports of the accused.
This view was shared by the other defence counsel, Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng, Salim Bashir, Sreekant Pillai, Francis Pereira and Chetan Jemwany, who each cited authorities to persuade the court to allow a lower bail of RM500 for the accused.
This was countered by Noordin, who argued that the court had the jurisdiction to impound the passports of the 21 accused as a bail condition and set a bail of RM 5000, and cited case law saying that such actions were an "assurance" to guarantee the attendance of the accused for trial.
"What I wanted to say, is that the request for bail is to ensure that their presence in court is ensured. That is the most important consideration that the court must consider," said Noordin.
After hearing submissions, Sessions Court Judge Balqis Aini Mohd Ali set bail at RM1,500 with one surety and set March 10 for mention.
Pengambilan Rekrut Baru
Warganegara Malaysia Lelaki dan Perempuan yang berkelayakan adalah dipelawa untuk menjadi Konstabel Sukarelawan Polis di dalam Pasukan Sukarelawan Polis Kontinjen Selangor. Mereka yang berminat boleh mendapatkan borang-borang permohonan di mana-mana Pejabat Sukarelawan Polis Daerah Kontinjen Selangor atau di Ibu Pejabat Sukarelawan Polis Kontinjen Selangor, Shah Alam atau boleh dimuat turun dari Halaman Web Site.
Borang permohonan yang lengkap hendaklah dihantar kepada Ketua Sukarelawan Polis Daerah Kontinjen Selangor yang berdekatan ataupun terus kepada Ibu Pejabat Sukarelawan Polis Kontinjen Selangor, Shah Alam.
Tarikh Tutup Permohonan adalah pada 31hb. Mac 2009. Untuk keterangan lanjut, sila layari http://www.spdrmselangor.org.my/
Happy Chinese New Year / 农历新年快乐
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Agree to RPK
I think his idea is a good idea, particularly when we need to spread the message to the general public. Certainly, we cannot afford to lock the message among the 200 people who attend the vigil.
RPK proposes that the five state Pakatan Rakyat state governments should put the money where their mouths are. He even goes ahead to propose to put up signboards or billboards in the state to spread the message.
I agree with him. It is time for us to be on the offensive side. After all, to be offensive is always the best defense. This is even true when Pakatan Rakyat won the Kuala Terengganu by-election, we need to deepen our charges against UMNO and BN.
Let's work harder to deliver the final nail into their coffin. As I always said, their days in Putrajaya are numbered.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
兴都教有一个神，称为西华（Siva），意思是摧毁之神（God Of Destruction）。兴都教笃信西华能够摧毁万物，让万物重生。
Friday, January 23, 2009
警方是在11月9日当晚强硬镇压在八打灵再也市民众会堂（Civic Centre）前的广场上，所举办的的“黄潮日”1周年庆烛光会。警方不仅事先封锁所有进入活动地点的公路，更以粗暴手段逮捕23名人士，包括《当今大马》录影记者苏克里（Shukri Mohamad），不过苏克里并没有被控。
Thursday, January 22, 2009
A letter from a worrying parent from SS1
Dear YB Lau Weng SanADUN Kampung Tunku, PJNo.77, Jalan 20/9,Tmn Paramount,46300 PJ.I’m NorXXXXXXXX KamaXXXXXX from Jalan SS1/XX of Kg Tunku. I’m a mother to four adolescences. For over 2 decades I’ve seen lots of changes and improvements in Petaling Jaya specifically in Kg Tunku and Sg Way. But Lately, I observed that the negative culture is growing fast than the positive one. Our surroundings give big impact to the future and nation especially the youngsters. Many bad activities likes gamble, illegal game machine, prostitution, drugs and robbery are cause by poor monitoring especially from police. They are not only failed to control but even some of them were support or involve in those bad/illegal activities.It’s happen to my own 14 yrs old son who spends lots of time and money to the video game shop although with school uniform. After receive complain from his school, I spied him for a week and get the answer that bring me to Sg Way. I saw many people especially students entering one video game shop at No 291, Jalan SS9A/2 Sg Way. I took initiative to interview few of them and tried to frighten them but they said ‘no worries, police are their friends and also the regular custormer to come. They did mention few names like policeman Kamarul, Jamil, Azman and Shamsul (known as Panjang) and they are from Sg Way Police Station. Therefore, I confuse either to make police report or not and also worry if they mark me.I’m Sure many parents in Sg Way, Kg Tunku and Kelana Jaya, no matter race and level have faced the same problem like me. The activity at video game shop can leads to more negative activities such as stealing, rape and swindle. Who to be blamed? Of cause parents are fully responsible for their kids and teachers responsible for their students but this will not happened if police also do their job and be more responsible. People lost respect to Police because of all the negative attitude and mentality show like selfish and irresponsible. They abuse the authority given to them.YB, I beg you to take this matter and problem seriously before more students get spoil and more parents will suffer because of irresponsible policeman and video game business owner. Your prompt action is appreciated.Thank you and regards,NorXXXXXXX KamaXXXXXX.Kg Tunku, Petaling Jaya.CcKetua Polis NegaraBadan Pencegah Rasuah
Monday, January 19, 2009
Syarikat telekomunikasi degil
Katanya, syarikat terbabit juga tidak memaklumkan mengenai sebab kelewatan menghantar pelan berkenaan sekali gus menimbulkan tanda tanya mengenai komitmen mereka untuk membina menara baru seperti yang dipersetujui, baru-baru ini.
“Saya pun tak tahu apa masalah mereka, tapi nampaknya syarikat itu seperti tidak bersungguh-sungguh berhubung hal ini. Dalam perbincangan bulan lalu, mereka bersetuju kemukakan pelan menara baru sebelum 5 Januari, tapi sehingga kini belum menghantarnya.
“MBPJ tidak akan berkompromi mengenai perkara ini dan sekiranya mereka gagal menyiapkan menara baru seperti dijanjikan Mac nanti, kami tidak teragak-agak untuk menghentikan operasi mereka di kawasan berkenaan,” katanya ketika dihubungi, semalam.
Harian Metro 20 Disember lalu, melaporkan mengenai tempoh dua minggu diberikan kepada syarikat pemilik menara pemancar telekomunikasi di Jalan SS 3/49, Taman Subang, Kelana Jaya di sini untuk menghantar pelan pembinaan menara baru kepada Konsortium Jaringan Selangor (KJS) sebelum diserahkan kepada Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya (MBPJ) untuk kelulusan permit.
Lokasi menara baru juga ditetapkan mesti mempunyai ketinggian dan berkedudukan 30 meter dari kediaman penduduk selain perlu disiapkan Mac tahun ini.
Keputusan muktamad itu diputuskan dalam mesyuarat sejam setengah antara MBPJ, KJS, Suruhanjaya Komunikasi dan Multimedia (SKMM), syarikat telekomunikasi terbabit dan wakil penduduk di sini, sehari sebelum itu.
Sementara itu, Setiausaha Persatuan Penduduk Taman Subang, Musa Abdullah, ketika dihubungi berkata, dia kesal dengan kelewatan syarikat terbabit menangani perkara berkenaan.
雪总警长不应该发表政治性言论 / Selangor CPO should not make political statement
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Announcement On Leave - 24-27th January 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
LWS in Kuala Terengganu By-election
I arrived here early morning at about 6am and will be back to Petaling Jaya tonight to attend an official function tomorrow morning.
Kuala Terengganu is a peaceful and clean town. I heard that the Malay votes are splitted 50-50 and there is at least a minimum of 60 percent Chinese votes swing to Pakatan Rakyat.
Anyway, anything can happen and it is very important for the campaigners to get Kuala Terengganu young voters working or studying at Kuala Lumpur and Selangor to return home to vote.
The battle for Kuala Terenggan is a significant battle in the history of Malaysia as if it turns to be a victory for Pakatan Rakyat, it will be a step further towards taking over the Federal Power.
So, let's work harder and pray for victory for our candidate.
Friday, January 09, 2009
Thursday, January 08, 2009
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
DAP: PLUS stands to make RM25 billion
Pua, who spoke to reporters after scrutinising declassified toll concession agreements at the Works Ministry here, said PLUS made a profit of RM1.2 billion last year and the amount will increase annually till the concession ends, in 2038.
"Under the agreement the concessionaire has all to gain and nearly nothing to lose."
Pua, who was at the Works Ministry, with Serdang MP Teo Nie Ching and Kampung Tungku Assemblyman Lau Weng San, said PLUS is also exempted from paying taxes on its profits.
As such, he said DAP was justified in objecting to the privatisation of PLUS to United Engineers Malaysia (UEM) in 1988.
"It was a hot issue, which was used as one of the justifications by the Government to detained 16 DAP national leaders, including Lim Kit Siang and Karpal Singh, under the ISA, during Operation Lalang."
Teo, who got a first look at the concession agreement this morning describe it as a 'profit guaranteed' contract, which favours the concessionaire.
Under the agreement, the company can impose higher toll charges if traffic volume is less than what is projected, while the government will have to provide compensation if it objects.
She said the original 30-year-concession, signed in 1988, had already been extended further by 20-years, as a form of compensation.
Teo said terms in a supplementary agreement, signed in 1999, made it virtually impossible for the government take over the concession.
"Besides having to pay the cost of construction, which was just RM5.94 billion, and any outstanding loans owed by the company, the Government would be forced to pay an amount equal to future profits."
Teo questioned the Government's rationale in entering into the agreement in the first place.
"Why privatize the highway, when they could have built it and run it themselves."
Meanwhile Pua also dismissed assertions by Works Minister Datuk Mohd Zin Mohamed yesterday that buying back some of the concessions, such as Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong (LDP), would be too expensive.
He said the LDP was constructed at a cost of only RM1.327 billion but to date the company had received RM630 million in compensation for not raising toll charges and would continue to receive RM75 million annually.
"The numbers are stark and it is obvious that it would be better for the Government to buy back the concession rather than continuing to pay compensation."
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
100 up Uncle Naraya still on the go
PETALING JAYA: Most people, rich or poor, don't get to welcome the New Year like Uncle Naraya.
Uncle Naraya, whose full name is K.S. Naraya Iyer Subramania Vidhyar, has just ushered in the New Year at the grand age of 100.
The centenarian, who still hops on buses in PJ, attributes his longevity to long walks and a strict diet.
Uncle Naraya, who was born on Nov 5, 1908 in Kerala, India, came to Malaya in 1924.
In 1934, he married S. Mangalambal and fathered three boys and three girls. His wife died in 1977.
Vijaya, 64, the youngest of Naraya's children, said his father led an active life. Naraya stopped driving when he was 70 years old.
"He would have his morning walks near his home and walk as far as 2km before having a breakfast of vege diet. My father still shaves himself," said Vijaya.
Naraya's daughter-in-law S. Jeya, who looks after him at her home in Petaling Jaya, said he has no health problem.
"He has been a vegetarian since young. His only problem is his eyesight as he is partially blind. He had to quit his morning walks as age has weakened his movements," she said.
"He was also active in the stock market and was once a stock consultant," she said.
Naraya retired in 1968 as an assistant engineer in the Selangor Drainage and Irrigation Department.
Kampung Tunku assemblyman Lau Weng San visited Narayana recently and registered him under the Selangor state "Mesra Usia Emas'' scheme. The scheme offers the registrants' next-of-kin RM2,500 for funeral expenses.
Rodziah Ismail, who is in charge of state welfare, women affairs, science, technology and innovation, said the Mesra Usia Emas scheme started last October and 60,000 old folks have registered.
"The scheme is designed in such a way to give proper burial and respect to the deceased. There are cases when families have to borrow money for the burial costs.
To avoid abuse of the fund, Rodziah said village chiefs or state assemblymen will get details of the deceased as well as of the beneficiaries.
"Proper documents need to be looked into. As the death certificate will take some time to be issued, documents like police reports and burial certificates will be sufficient," she said.
Rodziah said relatives of registered Selangor residents who die in other states while travelling and are buried outside Selangor, are also eligible for the fund.
The Mesra Usia Emas scheme applies to those aged 60 and above, those born in Selangor or the Federal Territory before Feb 1, 1974 or those who have been residing in Selangor for at least 15 years.
The beneficiaries will have to produce original death certificate of the deceased to collect RM1,000 from the state assemblymen. The assemblymen will then stamp the certificates to prevent people from collecting more than once. The remaining RM1,500 will be issued within 60 days.
To register for the scheme, senior citizens must bring along two photocopies of their IC, two photocopies of the beneficiaries' IC; and two photocopies of their caretakers' IC (if he/she is not the beneficiary).
For details, call 03-5544 5578/ 03-5544 5579.
Monday, January 05, 2009
Bus woes for Sungai Way residents
Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua said the existing public transport system left much to be desired.
"We received complaints from residents that it takes them two hours to reach Kelana Jaya LRT from Sungai Way. The waiting process is just too long.
"Only Rapid KL provides bus services here. However, there was a period when Metro was also providing bus services but it stopped due to unknown reasons. More bus services are needed in the area," said Pua during a donation ceremony.
Kampung Tunku assemblyman Lau Weng San and Pua gave RM1,500 worth of food items to Rumah Sejahtera Seri Setia also known as Rumah Orang Tua Kampung Baru Sungai Way.
The old folks home has 60 tenants and most are above the age of 60. The home was launched in 1966 by the late Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak.
The operational cost of the home is RM15,000 every month and it runs solely on public donations..
"We hope for contributions from the public, government and private sectors. In times of economic crisis, our funds will dry up and we hope the public will always remember to do their share for the needy," said Tee Yoon Ming a committee member of the home.
A controversial Chinese school reopens, with multinational feel
Eight years after its closure, igniting furious protests and becoming a symbol in the Chinese education cause, it is finally reopening its doors.
Kampung Tunku assemblyman Lau Weng San, who donated 160 books to the school library, pointed out that the hall was incomplete and the school was "cut off from the world" because phone lines were not yet installed.
While the DAP man would like to see MCA leaders and the Education Ministry taken to task over this, parents of the 74 children who attended the orientation shrugged off the shortcomings.
They peered through doors and windows as their children, the first in eight years to sit in these classrooms, displayed everything from regular first-day blues to cheeky smiles as they fidgeted with new uniforms.
"If you do not want to study, then we go home now," one grandfather fumed as his grandson refused to enter a classroom.
On the other end of the spectrum, a son of a nearby florist had to drag Whoopi, his pet dog, out of his classroom after his best friend had followed him all the way from home.
Across the board, parents were unfazed that the science lab was still empty, or that a dead tree still threatened to fall at any time.
Even a Korean expatriate is sending his three children to the school.
"I want a Chinese school so that my children can learn Mandarin, English and also Malay," said Kim Hee Tae, the CEO of a construction company.
The children line up to enter their classroom under the watchful eyes of their elders.
Like Kim, Australian Stefan Gigacz selected this school for his daughter Kiara because of the good student-to-teacher ratio.
"I want a Chinese school but not the strict and disciplinary culture. I sent Kiara to the school when it was still in the temple because it would be more personal.
Gigacz, who is married to a Chinese Malaysian, said that Kiara was two years behind on her Mandarin because she was only taking weekend classes when the family was living in France.
"But when she started at the temple two years ago the teachers got her up to speed with the rest of her Standard Five peers today," he said.
Then known as SJK (C) Damansara, it was closed down at the beginning of the 2001 school year as the government decided to move the school to Tropicana.
However, residents of Kampung Baru Damansara decided to keep the school going at a nearby temple as they lobbied for the reopening of the school which they insisted is the right of the Chinese community in the area.
Another parent, who only wanted to be known as Lee, said his two daughters had also naturally progressed from the temple school and, like Gigacz, preferred the less regimented style.
Even though this might be a thing of the past as the school is now run by the government, he is still happy with the student-teacher ratio.
Some had more sentimental reasons to send their children here.
The school has reopened just in time for Chen Ashlyn to enrol for Standard One. Her mother studied at the school before it closed down and was determined to see her daughter being part of the alumni.
Sunday, January 04, 2009
Centenarian gets special visitor
Saturday, January 03, 2009
Easing Seri Setia’s traffic problem
MORE parking space will be built in Seri Setia as part of efforts to ease traffic problem in the area.
Kampung Tunku assemblyman Lau Weng San said projects were being carried out to reduce the traffic problems faced by the residents in the new village.
He said the projects included providing more basement parking lots and creating more parking bays in the area.
“We are levelling a field in the neighbourhood to be turned into a parking area. Once completed there will be ample parking place for motorists here,” Lau said.
He was speaking to the press after presenting New Year goodies worth about RM1,500 to the residents of Seri Setia Old Folks Home recently. Also present was PJU MP Tony Pua.
“Basically it goes back to the issue of public transportation. We need an efficient system,” he said.
Passing by the area might be a scary experience for some, especially those who are not familiar with the area or new to driving.
Narrow one-way road system between the houses, made it akin to driving through a labyrinth.
It does not help that residents park their vehicles along the road and the situation is much worse at the commercial area where the shops and the wet market are located.
Lau said nothing much could be done to improve the road system in the area, but there is still room for improvement in terms of parking.
Meanwhile, the Seri Setia Old Folks Home is a shelter for homeless senior citizens aged 65 years and above.
The home provides them with basic necessities including daily meals and accommodation.
Currently it is home to more than 60 residents.
Friday, January 02, 2009
Lau seeks to open new service centre for SS1 and SS3 residents
For you: Lau giving presents to children who attended his Christmas open house. Sweet voices: Carollers from the Megah Methodist Church Care Group performing during the open house. Food, glorious food: Guests helping themselves to the buffet spread. Lau seeks to open new service centre for SS1 and SS3 residents By TAN KARR WEI firstname.lastname@example.org THE Sungai Way new village in SS9A, Petaling Jaya, needs more attention because there are a lot of problems there. Kampung Tunku assemblyman Lau Weng San said that he had applied to the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) for a small area in the Medan Selera Wawasan in SS3 which he could use to service his constituents. “I have a service centre in SS9A but because of the large number of complaints I receive there, I have to separate the SS1 and SS3 areas from SS9A,” Lau said during his Christmas open house at the SS3 multi-purpose hall. He has another service centre at 77, Jalan 20/9, Taman Paramount. Lau said that his main focus as an assemblyman
THE Sungai Way new village in SS9A, Petaling Jaya, needs more attention because there are a lot of problems there.
Kampung Tunku assemblyman Lau Weng San said that he had applied to the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) for a small area in the Medan Selera Wawasan in SS3 which he could use to service his constituents.
“I have a service centre in SS9A but because of the large number of complaints I receive there, I have to separate the SS1 and SS3 areas from SS9A,” Lau said during his Christmas open house at the SS3 multi-purpose hall.
He has another service centre at 77, Jalan 20/9, Taman Paramount.
Lau said that his main focus as an assemblyman was to see to the welfare of the poor and the elderly.
So far, more than a thousand senior citizens in Kampung Tunku have registered for the Mesra Usia Emas programme, under which the state government would pay RM2,500 to the next-of-kin of senior citizens who passed away.
He said that about 8,000 of the 30,000 registered voters in Kampung Tunku were senior citizens.
Lau said the state government would look into providing medical benefits worth RM1,000 for senior citizens.
More than 200 people turned up at the Christmas gathering, including children from Rumah Hope.
The Megah Methodist Church Care Group carollers entertained guests as they tucked into the food.
Lau also handed out Christmas gifts to children below 12 years old during the open house.