Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Kiki dijatuhkan hukuman, Pemuda Umno ugut bakar ibu pejabat DAP dibiarkan

KUALA LUMPUR, 22 JULAI: Sikap berat sebelah polis dipertikaikan kerana mengambil tindakan berbeza terhadap kelakuan jenayah yang dilakukan oleh orang awam dan yang dilakukan oleh anggota parti pemerintah.
Ahli Parlimen Segambut Lim Lip Eng menyifatkan tindakan polis yang pantas membawa Siti Fairrah Asyikin Kamaruddin atau Kiki ke muka pengadilan adalah wajar, namun beliau menyatakan kehairanan kerana belum ada sebarang tindakan diambil terhadap kumpulan Pemuda Umno Wilayah Persekutuan yang merusuh di Ibu Pejabat DAP, dua bulan lalu.
“Dalam masa lebih kurang satu minggu, Kiki yang bertindak ganas setelah kereta barunya digesel dan video perilakunya tersebar ke seluruh negara, terus disiasat, didakwa dan diadili.
“Beberapa persoalan timbul, kenapa begitu pantas pihak polis bertindak dalam keadaan bukti terhad. Tetapi masih belum bertindak terhadap perusuh-perusuh Ibu Pejabat DAP meskipun banyak laporan berita dan dokumentasi dilakukan,” katanya dalam satu kenyataan.
Kiki, wanita pemilik kereta Peugeot 208 yang mengamuk dan merosakkan kereta seorang lelaki warga emas menggunakan pengunci stereng di tempat meletak kenderaan Pusat Tranformasi Bandar (UTC) Kuantan ditahan polis untuk membantu siasatan.
Beliau setelah itu didenda RM5,000 dan diperintah melakukan khidmat masyarakat 240 jam oleh Mahkamah Sesyen Kuantan selepas didakwa di bawah Seksyen 427 Kanun Keseksaan kerana melakukan khianat yang boleh membawa penjara maksimum dua tahun, dengan denda atau kedua-duanya.
Sebaliknya, kata Lip Eng, Ketua Pemuda Umno Wilayah Persekutuan Razlan Rafii yang mengugut mahu membakar Ibu Pejabat DAP bukan saja masih bebas, malah mengeluarkan kenyataan tidak bertanggungjawab “balik Tongsan” terhadap isteri Ahli Parlimen Tanjung Ng Wei Aik.
“Rusuhan pemuda-pemuda Umno itu dirakam pelbagai pihak, malah dirakam dan disaksikan pihak polis sendiri.
“Tapi sehingga hari ini tidak ada seorang pun pelakunya diberkas, ditahan apatah lagi didakwa,” kata Lip Eng. –

Saturday, July 19, 2014

PAS, NGOs hand over Gaza protest memo to US

Source: (18/7/2014)
A group of about  1,000 protesters from PAS and 23 Muslim NGOs today rallied against the violence in Gaza in front of the United States Embassy in Kuala Lumpur.
The group, which included many university students, marched from the nearby Tabung Haji Mosque to the embassy on Jalan Tun Razak after Friday prayers and urged the US to stop supporting Israel in its shelling of Palestinian-occupied Gaza, which has lasted more than 11 days.
"We will hold you totally responsible, for America is the No 1 supporter and financier of Israel.
“You shame yourself by aligning to this rogue state of terrorists and we know you are going down with it," the group stated in a memorandum. A team from them was later allowed into the embassy to personally hand it over to an officer.
The two-page memorandum is addressed to the US Ambassador to Malaysia, Joseph Y Yun.
Among the backers of the protest were  Pertubuhan Ikram Malaysia (Ikram), Gabungan Mahasiswa Islam Malaysia (Gamis) and Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia (Abim).
They stood united in wanting the US to know that Malaysians were against Israel and the cruelty being done to Palestinians, they said.
Khalid Samad: So many people are killed daily
Two opposition MPs were also present. The MP for Shah Alam, Khalid Abdul Samad,  expressed his disappointment with the handling of the Gaza attacks by the US.
“This is not just an issue between Israel and Palestine. It is a global issue, with so many people being killed daily,” the PAS parliamentarian told reporters.
Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng, who made a brief appearance at the gathering, said DAP, including many non-Muslims, also objected to Israel's actions.
“We from DAP believe that any sort of cruelty and terrorism towards any human being is not acceptable. This does not matter if they are Muslims or not. We are against the war wholeheartedly,” Lim said when addressing the crowd outside the embassy.
This round of fighting between Israel and Palestine began on July 8, with Israel bombarding the Gaza strip while Hamas militants retaliated by launching rockets at Israel.
Israel's attack was triggered by the killing of three Jewish students last month, according to a Reuters report. After 10 days of shelling Gaza, with more than 1,300 rockets fired, at least 221 Palestinians, including many civilians, were killed.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Broken wall neglected

Fed up: Chin showing the rubble behind his house which has yet to be repaired by authorities despite numerous complaints.
Three years after a drunk driver smashed into a sound barrier behind a house along the MRR2 highway in Kepong, authorities have yet to repair the wall and the affected houseowner has been living in fear of his property being broken into.
Chin Cheng Giap, 27, who lives with his family in Taman Bukit Maluri, Kepong, has made almost 20 complaints in the past three years to Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to repair the wall but no action has been taken.
“Initially, DBKL said the area was under the jurisdiction of the Public Works Department (JKR) but JKR informed me that it was DBKL’s jurisdiction.
“They have been pushing the issue back and forth to one another for three years while my family and I continue to suffer,” he said.
Chin said his family had to endure the increased noise and air pollution from vehicles passing just metres behind his home, while uncleared rubble was blocking his drain and causing water to stagnate and become a mosquito-breeding ground.
“I am living in a gated-and-guarded community, but now thieves and drug addicts have easy access to my house and my neighbour’s homes because of the huge hole in the wall.
“There was an attempted break-in once and we have been fearful since,” he said during a press conference yesterday attended by Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng.
Lim said he tweeted to several agencies, including the Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM), JKR and DBKL, on April 24 about the matter and the victim’s long wait.
After several more tweets, Lim said JKR finally confirmed that the area was within their jurisdiction and acknowledged the mix-up as well as promised to rectify the damage soon.
“Two months on, there is still no action, which is completely unacceptable.
“The minister should take disciplinary action on all relevant officers within JKR for their inefficiency and delay in confirming the area being in JKR’s jurisdiction because they kept pushing the buck to other agencies for years,” said Lim.
He also pointed out that the previous confusion between both parties over jurisdiction, had resulted in the cleanliness of 800m of the highway between Desa Complex and the turning into Taman Bukit Maluri being neglected.
The MP said if JKR did not repair the sound barrier soon, he would raise the issue in Parliament.
“This would be a trivial matter to raise in Parliament but if nothing is done, I would have no other choice but to question the Works Minister in the next sitting,” he said.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Dirty water and food waste flow from illegally covered drains into potholes

The Bandar Manjalara commercial area has been constantly riddled with potholes for the last five years.
THE problem of potholes in the Bandar Manjalara commercial area has been blamed on illegal renovations carried out by business owners.
Resident Tomy Yong pointed out a specific spot near the end of Jalan 8/62A and Jalan 1/62A junction, where the road was always riddled with potholes.
“We initially thought it was because of the shoddy work by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) contractors.
“But, we found a trail of dirty water mixed with food waste, streaming down to the potholes from the drains at the back of a restaurant nearby.
“The restaurant has permanently covered the drains and made it impossible to clean. Many other businesses in this area have also made illegal extensions and renovations to cover the drain.
“There are many steamboat restaurants here,” he noted.
Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng said residents have complained many times to DBKL and the contractor keeps resurfacing the road, only for the hole to reappear after a couple of months.
The drains at the back of this restaurant has been permanently covered, making it impossible to clean.
“Regardless of the weather, the potholes are always filled with water from the overflowing drains. It dirties and damages the road and causes a foul smell,” he said.
Plaza Manjalara Joint Management Body building executive Visvanathan K. Balakrishnan said the area was infested with rats.
“The rubbish collection service is not timely and the clogged drains are not helping,” he said.
DBKL Civil Engineering and Drainage Department engineer M. Faizal Zulkarnaini said he would check with the Town Planning Department on the legality of the covered drains.
“Clearly the drains are not functioning well, causing them to overflow,” he said.