Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year 2016

Happy New Year 2016.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everybody a happy and prosperous new year. 2015 has been a painful year for many us in Malaysia. Throughout 2015, Malaysians from all walks of life suffered from a slumbering economy, not to mention the infamous RM2.6 billion scandal.

Our currency, the Ringgit Malaysia, is depreciating, commodities prices are slowing down. Though the low oil prices give Malaysians the a gap to pump with temporary relief, it is a double-edge sword as it has also hit the Fed's pockets. Federal subsidies will be cut and some have already been cut, highway toll rate will be increased while many public spendings will be reduced. This means those who live below average will be further hit.

We in Selangor are lucky in the sense that we have a clean government with sound finances. We manage to keep all our welfare schemes running every year without fail. It may not be sufficient but looking at the global situation and comparing with what the Fed is offering us, Selangor is doing way better than the them.

I hope I will be able to do more for the people of Selangor in general and the people of Kampung Tunku in specific. More infrastructure works will be planned and carried out for my constituency. There will be two new free public buses servicing my constituents in 2016. 

In addition to that, we will carry out more programmes for the marginalised groups. Despite all the difficulties that we may be facing in year 2016, we must be optimistic and that we will definitely enjoy a happy year ahead so long so we always keep in minds for the poor and marginalised.

Happy New Year 2016!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Sdr Dr Edwin Bosi on the working of Sabah State Legislative Assembly

My comrade, Sdr Dr Edwin Jack Bosi has contributed an article on the working of Sabah State Legislative Assembly recently in a magazine published by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA). He has proposed for the position of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker to be directly elected by members of the House, the position of Deputy Speaker to be elected from non partisan member and more resources for Opposition members especially the Leader of the Opposition. I think these are genuine suggestions which are largely absent in the working of our legislature (Selangor excluded, of course).