Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
After the story on no one answered DBKL toll free number 1-800-88-3255 came out in the Star today, I decided to try my luck again this afternoon. To my surprise, my call was answered by an operator after few ringing tones.
I complained to her about the no maintenance of a public park for months at Nova apartment in Taman Sri Sinar, Segambut. The operator asked for my name, IC number, mobile number and etc. She promised to call back which she did twice!
Source: thestar.com.my/metro (By CHRISTINA LOW, 21/12/2009)
EARLY this month,
Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng said he was thrilled when Ahmad Fuad introduced the service as he felt that it would be a great benefit to the residents. “We were told that residents could file complaints and also be able to check when DBKL will be on the ground to check on their problems. “We were told that we could try the system right away as it was in its trial run,” said Lim who made a call to the centre three days after the meeting. Lim said on his first try, he was immediately told by the operator that she could not take his complaint down as the service was down and would call him back to for further details. He waited, but the person did not return his call. The following day, Lim said he tried again and again for the entire week and was disappointed each time as no operator answered the call. “I am disappointed that the system is breaking down even before it is being implemented. “If the system isn’t working properly during th trial period, how can it cope with the load of complaints later when it is officially launched?” Lim asked.
During a press conference yesterday, Lim also made a call to the toll free number 1-800-88-3255 in front of reporters and true to his words, no one was on hand to answer the call. He added that any type of service was good if it was functioning well and able to serve the people regardless whether it was a counter service or those filed through phone or e-mail.The call centre, which is expected to be fully operational next year, will be the first of its kind undertaken by a local authority to provide residents a convenient and fast way to connect with the local government.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Pertanyaan untuk jawapan bertulis di Dewan Rakyat
Lim Lip Eng minta Menteri Tenaga, Teknologi Hijau dan Air menyatakan 5 cadangan yang telah dibentang dalam Kabinet dan 3 polisi yang telah dilaksanakan dalam usaha Kerajaan menghala ke sebuah negara hijau sejak April 2009.
Tuan Yang Dipertua,
Serperti Ahli Yang Berhormat sedia maklum, Kementerian Tenaga, Teknologi Hijau dan Air telah ditubuhkan pada April 2009 berdasarkan keperluan dan kepentingan semasa yang mana isu-isu berkaitan Teknologi Hijau perlu ditangani dengan kolektif dan efektif. Memandangkan Teknologi Hijau sesuatu yang agak baru di Negara kita, tumpuan Kementerian sekarang ialah kepada aktiviti – aktiviti berbentuk promosi dan kesedaran awam di samping pendekatan untuk memperkukuhkan kerangka institusi. Pembentukan polisi akan dilakukan secara berperingkat – peringkat sesuai dengan Matlamat dan Teras Strategik yang digariskan dalam Dasar Teknologi Hijau Negara. Antara cadangan yang telah dipersetujui oleh Kerajaan ialah pembentukan Dasar Teknologi Hijau Negara untuk dijadikan sebagai panduan dan hala tuju pembangunan teknologi hijau negara. Dasar tersebut telah dilancarkan oleh YAB Perdana Menteri pada 24 Julai 2009 bertempat di Bangunan Pusat Tenaga
Tuan Yang Dipertua,
Pada 21 Mei 2009 Kerajaan telah melancarkan Green Building Index (GBI) yang merupakan satu indeks penilaian hijau kepada bangunan–bangunan mesra alam. Bangunan – bangunan hijau dapat menjimatkan kos–kos utiliti dan mengekalkan kualiti persekitaran. Bagi menggalakkan teknologi hijau Kerajaan telah memutuskan agar pemilik bangunan yang mendapatkan sijil GBI bermula 24 Oktober 2009 sehingga 31 Disember 2014 mendapat pengecualian cukai pendapatan bersamaan perbelanjaan modal tambahan dalam mendapatkan sijil–sijil tersebut, sepertimana yang diumumkan dalam bajet 2010.
Selain daripada itu, pembeli–pembeli bangunan atau rumah yang mempunyai sijil GBI daripada pemaju–pemaju juga akan mendapat pengecualian duti setem ke atas
Untuk makluman Ali Yang Berhormat,
Pada 8 Oktober 2009 buku Incentives for Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency in
Tuan Yang Dipertua,
Selaras dengan Teras Strategik 1 Dasar Teknologi Hijau Negara iaitu “Mengukuhkan Kerangka Institusi”, Kerajaan telah bersetuju Majlis Teknologi Hijau Negara ditubuhkan dengan dipengerusikan oleh YAB Perdana Menteri. Majlis Teknologi Hijau Negara bertindak sebagai satu Majlis Tertinggi untuk penyelarasan pembangunan Teknologi Hijau negara antara pihak Kerajaan, agensi, sector swasta dan pihak–pihak lain yang berpentingan (stakeholders).
Tuan Yang Dipertua,
Selain daripada penubuhan Majlis Teknologi Hijau Negara, Kerajaan juga telah memutuskan supaya Pusat Tenaga Malaysia distrukturkan semula kepada Pusat Teknologi Hijau Negara membantu mempergiatkan lagi usaha–usaha pembangunan Teknologi Hijau secara efektif dan kolektif
Tuan Yang Dipertua,Kerajaan telah bersetuju dengan cadangan untuk menganjurkan Persidangan dan Pameran Antarabangsa Teknologi Hijau pada tahun hadapan. Sehubungan dengan itu, Kementerian Tenaga, Teknologi Hijau dan Air akan menganjurkan Persidangan dan Pameran Antarabangsa Teknologi Hijau yang dinamakan “International Green Technology And Ecoproducts Exhibition And Conference Malaysia 2010” atau dikenali sebagai IGEM 2010 pada bulan Oktober 2010 dengan menjemput syarikat–syarikat terkemuka dunia untuk mengambil bahagian dan mempamerkan pelbagai jenis Teknologi Hijau. Persidangan dan Pameran Antarabangsa ini bertujuan untuk mewujudkan kesedaran di antara pengguna dan pihak industry mengenai kepentingan teknologi hijau dan produk-eko. Ia juga bertujuan untuk mempromosikan kemajuan produk mesra alam termasuk di dalam bidang teknologi, perkhidmatan dan pentadbiran. Persidangan dan Pameran ini juga akan dapat menggalakkan pusingan dan kitaran industry di dalam rekaan eko-industri dan bahan Teknologi Hijau bagi persaigan antarabangsa, kestabilan alam sekitar dan pembangunan jangka masa panjang.
Pertanyaan lisan di Dewan Rakyat pada 2 Disember 2009
Lim Lip Eng minta Perdana Menteri menyatakan 5 hasil dicapai oleh Menteri berportfolio Perpaduan dan Prestasi sejak April 2009 yang bermanfaat kepada rakyat dan, pihak siapa pula yang menyeliakan pelaksanaan Indeks Prestasi Utama (KPI) Menteri tersebut.
Jawapan: (oleh YB Senator Tan Sri Dr. Koh Tsu Koon)
Tuan yang di-Pertua,
Semasa dilantik pada bulan April tahun ini, Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Perpaduan Nasional & Pengurusan Prestasi) telah dipertugaskan untuk mengubal dan melaksanakan secepat mungkin Inisiatif Program Transformasi Kerajaan atau Government Transformation Programme (GTP) dengan mengunakan kaedah Petunjuk Prestasi Utama atau Key Performance Indicator (KPI). Inisiatif ini menjadi landasan untuk kerajaan merealisasikan dua objektif utama 1Malaysia iaitu, “Rakyat Didahulukan” dengan member tumpuan kepada kepentingan, keperluan dan kesejahteraan hidup rakyat Malaysia, serta “Pencapaian Diutamakan” untuk menjadikan kerajaan lebif efisyen, telus, bertanggungjawab dan berfokus terhadap penyampaian hasil boleh dinikmati dan dirasai sendiri oleh rakyat. Inisiatif GTP ini melibatkan kesemuanya 28 menteri dan kementerian yang berkenaan, dan selanjutnya dijangka akan digunapakai oleh semua jabatan dan agensi kerajaan. Walaupun masih berada dalam tahun pertama, skala inisiatif ini merupakan di antara yang terbesar dan paling menyeluruh yang pernah dilancar dan dilaksanakan oleh mana-mana kerajaan di dunia. Oleh itu, sejak bulan April, Menteri telah bertungkus-lumus dan bekerjasama rapat dengan semua Menteri, dengan sokongan dari Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam, MAMPU dan Khazanah Nasional serta pasukan pakar rundingnya. Setakat ini, inisiatif GTP telah mencatat banyak kemajuan yang penting, Fasa Pertama atau fasa perancangan dan rekabentuk inisiatif pengurusan prestasi ini berjalan dari bulan April hingga Ogos 2009 dengan beberapa pencapaian yang boleh dirumuskan seperti berikut:-
Enam (6) Bidang Keberhasilan Utama Negara atau Natinal Key Result Areas (N-KRA) telah bersama – sama dikenalpasti oleh Jemaah Menteri, dengan menghasilkan sasaran – sasaran KPI. Kesemua enam Menteri Meneraju (Lead Ministers) adalah komited sepenuhnya bagi memulakan dan melaksanakan inisiatif ini. Enam (6) N-KRA ialah:
1. mengurangkan Kadar Jenayah
2. memerangi rasuah
3. meluaskan Akses Kepada Pendidikan Berkualiti dan Berkemampuan
4. meningkat Taraf Hidup Rakyat Yang Berpendapatan Rendah
5. memperkasa Prasarana Luar Bandar dan Pedalaman
6. menambahbaik Pengangkutan Awam dalam jangka masa sederhana
Kesemua 28 menteri masing – masing telah juga mengenalpasti KRA utama bagi kementerian atau Ministerial KRA’s (M-KRAs) berserta dengan sub-sub M-KRA dan M-KPI yang bakal dilaksanakan sepenuhnya setelah kajian pertama oleh Perdana Menteri dalam bulan November dan Disember tahun ini.
38 Ketua Setiausaha Kementerian dan Ketua Pengarah dari agensi – agensi utama telah memulakan proses menyelaras dan mengatur semula KPI masing – masing dengan N-KRA dan N-KPI serta KRA dan KPI kementerian masing–masing. Lebih dari 500 pegawai dari pelbagai kementerian dan agensi telah didedahkan kepada asas metodologi KPI melalui penglibatan dalam proses ini dan akan berperanan sebagai “ejen perubahan” melalui latihan lebih lanjut. Perancangan untuk Belanjawan Negara 2010 dan Rancangan
Fasa Kedua yang bermula pada September hingga Disember menumpukan kepada penyediaan jentera pelaksanaan dan pelan – pelan penyampaian (delivery plans) yang telah mencapai kemajuan seperti berikut :
Penubuhan sebuat unit yang baru, iaitu Unit Perlaksanaan dan Pengurusan Prestasi atau Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU) dan pelantikan YB Senator Dato’ Sri Idris Jala sebagai Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif (C.E.O).
Pelaksanaan lapan (8) sesi makmal atau “labs” sepenuh masa selama 6 minggu untuk menggubal pelan – pelan perlaksanaan bagi enam (6) NKRA, IMalaysia, Perpaduan serta pengurusan data yang melibatkan hamper 250 orang penjawat awam dari kementerian – kementerian dan agensi – agensi yang berkenaan serta wakil – wakil dari beberapa badan bukan kerajaan dan kumpulan sukarela. Persiapan dibuat untuk mengadakan Hari Terbuka atau “Open Day” untuk mempamerkan cadangan – cadangan pelan – pelan penyampaian bagi 6 NKRA dan konsep 1Malaysia untuk mendapat maklumbalas dan pandangan pegawai – pegawai kerajaan, pemimpin – pemimpin masyarakat, media massa dan sebagainya.
Pertemuan antara YAB Perdana Menteri dengan setiap dari 28 menteri untuk membincangkan M-KRA dan M-KPI tiap – tiap kementerian serta pelan tindakann secara menyeluruh. Senua kementerian telah memulakan usaha mengukuhkan keberkesanan system penyampaian masing – masing supaya menjadi lebih cepat dan teratur, perkhidmatan yang lebih mesra pelanggan dan mengukuhkan integrasi antara jabatan – kesemuanya adalah untuk kebaikan rakyat dan negara secara amnya.
Mengenai portfolio “Perpaduan Negara” walaupun ianya berkait-rapat dengan pelaksanaan gagasan “1Malaysia” pada keseluruhannya, tugas – tugas spesifik Menteri adalah lebih bertumpu kepada fungsi – fungsi Jabatan Perpaduan Negara dan Integrasi Nasional (JPNIN), Pencapaian setakat ini termasuk:
1. Menubuhkan 287 Kawasan Rukun Tetangga yang baru dalam 7 bulan (sejak Mei hingga November) di 14 buah negeri termasuk Wilayah Persekutuan serta menyalurkan lebih banyak peruntukan untuk membina lebih banyak pondok. Kabin dan pejabat KRT.
2. Memperluaskan jenis kegiatan Kawasan Rukun Tetangga (KRT) dan mempertingkatkan mutu perlaksanaannya supaya KRT dapat memainkan peranan yang lebih berkesan sebagai pusat kegiatan penduduk, khasnya di kawasan – kawasan perumahan.
3. Menjalankan rangka kerjasama dengan para penyelidik, khasnya dari Institut Kajian Etnik (KITA), UKM untuk:
· Meningkatkan lagi pelbagai kajian dan penyelidikan mengenai perpaduan dan hubungan etnik.
· Mengenalpasti dan menetapkan beberapa petunjuk tahap kehormanian dan rasa perpaduan di kalangan rakyat, termasuk kajiselidik pandangan awam (public opinion poll).
· Menyunting dan menerbit jurnal perpaduan untuk dijadikan sebagai majalah akademik rujukan utama bagi isu perpaduan dan hubungan etnik.
· Memperkasakan kelas – kelas tabika perpaduan dengan meningkatkan lagi kemahiran pengajaran guru dengan sokongan Kementerian Pelajaran.
Termasuk di dalam bidangkuasa menteri ialah Biro Perpaduan Awam (BPA) di mana usaha telah dimulakan untuk membuat analisa dan penilaian terhadap jenis aduan yang diterima, bukan setakat menerima dan menyelesaikan aduan, supaya member maklumbalas yang lebih jelas dan cadangan yang bernas untuk memperbaiki mutu perkhidmatan dan keberkesanan penyampaian kerajaan pada amnya dan kementerian atau agensi, khususnya.Serpertimana untuk semua menteri yang lain, prestasi menteri ini akan juga dinilai mengikut Petunjuk Prestasi Utamam dipantau dan diuji oleh YAB Perdana Menteri.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Reports by LEE YUK PENG, LOH FOON FONG and YUEN MEIKENG (18.12.2009)
A MILLIONAIRE from
The two are among 100 high income earners who owed the board more than RM320mil as of September, said Finance Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in a written reply to Lim Lip Eng (DAP – Segambut) at the Dewan Rakyat yesterday.
He said the person who owed the Govern-ment the third highest amount of backdated tax was a millionaire from
Source: thestar.com.my (18.12.2009)
PROJECTS to upgrade schools in the country have been identified as the top priority projects under the Economic Stimulus Package 1 and 2, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. He said the Education Ministry has been allocated almost RM1bil for the purpose.
Replying in writing to Lim Lip Eng (DAP – Segambut), he said that second in the list of priority was infrastructure projects under the purview of the Implementation and Coordi-nation Unit (ICU) of the Prime Minister’s Department. He said an allocation of RM600mil have been set aside for such projects.The Financial Guarantee Institution under the Finance Ministry, the ICU and the home assist project under the Rural and Regional Development Ministry were allocated RM500mil each under package 1 and 2. The development of broadband facilities by Telekom
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Source: www.nst.com.my (2009/12/16)
PUTRAJAYA: The wife of Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai was questioned by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday regarding allegations of graft. Datin Seri Lee Sun Loo was at the MACC headquarters here for four hours, during which her statement was recorded. MACC investigations director Datuk Mohd Shukri Abdull said Lee arrived at 10am. It was the first time Lee was questioned over allegations that she was given a multi-purpose vehicle as a birthday present from a company often involved in Health Ministry projects.
Allegations first surfaced on a news portal that a company that won a tender from the ministry in January gave Lee a Toyota Alphard worth more than RM500,000. In October, Segambut member of parliament Lim Lip Eng lodged a police report against Lee over the matter.
Liow had previously denied such allegations, saying he was being politically assassinated. However, he said he welcomed investigations so that he could clear his name.Related news: thestar.com.my
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 15 — Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia today criticised the Pakatan Rakyat for taking advantage of absent Barisan Nasional lawmakers, and trying to defeat the Budget 2010 last night. Pandikar called it dishonourable to catch the government with “their pants down” during the third and final reading of the budget proposals before it goes to the Senate. “The opposition should not have taken advantage of the situation when there weren’t enough BN MPs,” he said when commenting on the narrow 66-63 approval for Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s first Budget as prime minister. “It should not be a question of catching the government with their pants down because that would not be a gentlemanly and honourable kind of thing,” Pandikar explained to reporters in his chambers here. He added that Parliament is a gentlemen’s club for both the opposition and the government to debate questions of national interest. Pandikar also stressed that Barisan Nasional lawmakers should not take their parliamentary majority for granted. “For the BN they must not take [their majority] for granted and in any sitting for that matter. “But for all parliamentarians, on both sides of the divide, when they want to talk then they will attend. When there is something of particular interests they want to bring up, then they will be there. If there is nothing that interests them, then they will not be there,” he added. Najib and Transport Minister Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat saved Barisan Nasional the blushes when they turned up to tilt support to the ruling coalition who lost its customary two-third parliamentary majority in Election 2008. Najib had to rush from a dinner, organised by Cheong Hwa Private Secondary School, and changed his batik shirt before entering the Parliament. It is understood that this is the first time that the national budget was approved with such a narrow margin. A rejection would have negative implications for the Barisan Nasional government which has been in power since independence in 1957, when it was known as the Alliance. In a parliamentary democracy, a rejected budget is seen as a no-confidence vote towards the ruling government and indirectly opens the way for the formation of a new government. The Malaysian Insider understands that the top leadership of the rival blocs have directed strict action to be taken against their lawmakers who were missing in last night’s vote. It was understood that Najib issued a stern warning to the lawmakers, and was furious this morning in Parliament. The Dewan Rakyat has extended its sessions in the past weeks to finish its business by this Thursday before it takes the year-end recess. Before the crucial third reading, the Budget was approved by just one vote at the committee-stage debate for the Home Ministry — which was the last ministry to have its allocation approved. Barisan Nasional has 137 of the 222 seats in the Dewan Rakyat, followed by Pakatan Rakyat’s 82 and three Independents. The Dewan Rakyat ended its annual Budget session at 11.15pm after the third reading was concluded.
It is understood the government bench realised its peril after the DAP Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng asked for a vote by division upon the conclusion of the debate by Deputy Home Minister Datuk Wira Abu Seman Yusop at the committee stage. Pandikar acceded to the request and the vote went 64-63 in Barisan Nasional’s favour. The situaton recurred during the vote at the end of the Budget’s third reading when DAP Ipoh Barat MP M Kulasegaran asked for a vote by division. By this time, Najib and Ong had taken their seats and the Budget 2010 was approved with 66 votes for, and 63 votes against. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz, stressed that BN lawmakers have to be more careful and must take this matter seriously. “I think now they have to be careful because nothing can be taken for granted now. This is a different parliament and I hope the MPs will take their jobs seriously on both sides. So I hope this a lesson for all. “This is the second time and this is more frightening because it involves the Budget bill. So I hope this matter will awaken the MPs especially from Barisan Nasional so they seriously take their responsibility to attend the parliament,” he told reporters in the Parliament lobby here. The BN deputy added that there was nothing he could do as the lawmakers had been informed. “They are all very important people and they have been informed to attend the Parliament. If they want more than that then maybe they can give me a gun and I will place it near their head. If they don’t come then I will shoot them. That will show that I am doing my work,” he added.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Source: thestar.com.my/news (Tuesday December 15, 2009)
INFORMATION on the people’s race and religion contained in the MyKad chip is still needed for data and statistical collection purpose, the Dewan was told. Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said this was among several factors that still needed to be considered before a proposal to remove the race column from official forms could be implemented.
“While a person’s race can be ascertained from his or her name, it is still difficult to determine this for those in Sabah and
Besides, he said, forms relating to society restructuring still required information on race although forms regarding poverty eradication, registration for examinations or sports participation did not. Lim asked if the Government was serious in deleting the column on race, religion and bumiputra status in all government forms and when and how it would be implemented.
Liew said even developed countries like
Monday, December 7, 2009
Source: thestar.com.my/metro (By BAVANI M, 7/12/2009)
A PEOPLE-centric budget for next year focusing on maintaining and upgrading existing public amenities as well as improving services is expected to be unveiled by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) today.
“They are talking about integrity and transparency and being accountable, but they are not practising it,’’ said disgruntled Cheras MP Tan Kok Wai. “Open up all the 20 departments in DBKL and show the various projects and contracts given out. The Public Works Department alone has over 100 projects amounting to hundreds of millions of ringgit. Show us all the contracts,’’ he said. Tan said that the DBKL is the third biggest spender in the country. “Compare KL’s RM2.12bil against Selangor’s RM1.2bil. On paper it would seem that KL’s two million residents are getting a fair deal compared to Selangor’s 5.6 million residents but KLites have the right to know where their money is going,’’ he added. Batu MP Tian Chua said that DBKL should allow elected reps to give input when formulating the budget. “Not just the budget. They should also let us see when tabling their annual audited accounts. We have the right to know how people’s money is being spent so there is some monitoring. This is certainly inadequate,’’ he said. Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar said DBKL needs to review the contracts of its service providers like Alam Flora. “Waste collection service has deteriorated ever since Alam Flora took over the management of waste in the city. “DBKL has to honour numerous contracts that are still running but the quality and service performance of these contractors must be re-examined as well,” she said. She also said the surplus budget, thanks to federal government assistance, formed a whopping 67.6% of the development expenditure and which also included a one-off payment amounting to RM451.3mil. “There is no rationale for distribution of development expenditure according to constituencies. DBKL is not answerable to Parliament. One example is the number of public housing in Bandar Tun Razak, Lembah Pantai and Bukit Bintang - 11, 3 and 5 respectively. “You would expect that the budget would follow the number of housing but Bandar Tun Razak gets RM79.2mil, Lembah Pantai 26mil and Bukit Bintang RM240mil. “As such, the RM2.12bil budget (even higher than that for Selangor and
“Such powers have been given to DBKL to freely use taxpayers’ money with no proper check and balance, save for some episodes of internal auditing.” “We were also informed, after a query, that an item under maintenance costing RM250mil (for 2010) has been transferred from the FT Ministry to DBKL in the form of the said amount. Hence for 2010, the maintenance item under the FT Ministry has been effectively erased. “How do we monitor and compare past and present implementation of maintenance works in our cities.Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng feels that the budget allocation is a huge amount. “Make no mistake. It is still a deficit budget despite the extra windfall from the sale of PPR units. The RM451mil revenue from the sale of the flats is a ‘one off thing’ and DBKL cannot rely on that,’’ added Lim.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
My synopsis: For now, the ministry of transport has no idea in how to revive PKFZ in the coming 2 years.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
ONE government officer has been taken to court for trafficking in
In a written reply to Lim Lip Eng (DAP-Segambut), Hishammuddin said the government officer was among the 39 human trafficking cases prosecuted so far.
He said since the Anti-Human Trafficking Act was enforced in February last year, 88 people have been arrested and five were charged and convicted. Other efforts to tackle the problem include a five-year National Anti-Human Trafficking Strategic Action Plan; setting up more shelters for victims, especially in Sabah and Sarawak, including one shelter for male victims; working with Australia, United States and the Netherlands to carry out awareness programmes for enforcement officers and improving the cooperation network in neighbouring and sender countries. "The
He said the Attorney-General's Chambers was reviewing the act to resolve any ambiguity and to study whether human smuggling should be included in the law.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Absolutely filthy: Lim (third from left) in front of an overflowing rubbish bin a the Taman Sri Kuching playground together with the residents. (Photo by The Star)
Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng recently held a press conference to highlight the park’s issue as well as three other parks in Segambut, namely Taman Sri Bintang, Taman Bamboo and Segambut Garden. “It has come to my understanding that the Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) contractors have not been cleaning the parks because City Hall can’t afford to pay them,” Lim said. He added that KL mayor Datuk Ahmad Fuad Ismail had said recently that City Hall was thinking of ways to save cost including asking residents associations to manage parks in their own neighbourhoods for a lower fee. Lim added that if City Hall could not pay the residents could not blame the contractors. He hoped Fuad would elaborate more on this.
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Saturday, November 28, 2009
6 families living in Jalan Udang Gantung 2 Taman Sri Cuepacs, Segambut, are ready to pack up and move out after nearly 30 years and it all boils down to fear. For the past one week, their double-storey terrace homes had suffered from various forms of damage, that one would wonder where to begin. With cracks on the walls and ceiling, sink holes and floors are some of the problems plaguing their houses, the families are living in fear of the houses collapsing. A house owner, A Rethinanah, 56, had placed several mattresses in her hall, where the cracks are just beginning to show while bags had been packed away for emergency evacuation. Another resident P.Baskaran, 46, is looking for a new house, as he is worried about his wife who recently had a fall and injured her spine. “My wife can’t walk and should anything happen to the house while I am away, how is she suppose to save herself?” he asked. Another resident, R, Vijayakumaran, 47, whose house showed the worst cracks said he had removed all the furniture in the house ever since the cracks got worse. “My kitchen area is horrible, there is a sink hole near the back door and none of us can close our doors anymore,” he added.
The residents believe, the source of the problem was at the back of their homes where a collapsed drain lies. Five years ago, a similar problem occurred and Baskaran’s father lodged a complaint with the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL). “They (DBKL) came and did a surface job only,” he added. The water from the drain flows underneath the collapsed section causing it to wash away the soil. Baskaran and his neighbours have put a four-inch pipe to ensure the water flows through it instead. Baskaran also said when he stomped on the floor near his dining room, it sounded hollow. He said despite numerous complaints to the City Hall, the officers merely took pictures and left. “We want a solution to this problem. Everyone comes and goes without giving us any answers, how can we leave for work in peace with all these problems,” he said.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Lim Lip Eng: It was announced earlier by Federal Territories Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik that the proposed RM79 million
Monday, November 23, 2009
Lim Lip Eng has submitted the documents to Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission
Anwar Mohd Zain says the repair work was awarded to three contractors
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Friday, November 20, 2009
Later, when contacted by The Malaysian Insider, Saiful declined to comment on the case as he claimed to have no "authority" over the matter. "I have no comment on the case. Even my superior officer cannot comment because this case is still new, he has no knowledge of it," said the MACC officer.
Chong Chieng Jen (DAP-Bandar Kuching) said it boiled down to whether a proper tender was called for the purchase or if the procurement was done through direct negotiations without proper comparison of prices.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Commissioner Dato' Siva Subramaniam accepted our memorandum and he promised to discuss the issue with the board of commissioners.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
He also said the Government was considering a suggestion on a basic protection framework for motor insurance that would consider the consumers and the industry’s interests to ensure that the insurance services would continue to be available.