Wednesday, November 5, 2014

'No moles, just morons in police force'


A DAP lawmaker today launched a sarcastic jibe against the police for the way they carried out "Operasi Dadu" to weed out illegal gambling dens.
The operation ended with a measly two percent success rate.
Responding to media reports that the police are now targeting "moles" within the force due to the poor success rate, Lim Lip Eng said there are "morons" within the force for assuming that these den operators are "illiterate".
The Segambut MP was referring to the fact that the police had announced publicly, a week earlier, their intention to crack down on gambling dens.
"Do they think illegal gambling operators are illiterate? That they don't read the news? They don't go online?
"And they wonder why the gambling shops are closed when they conduct a raid," Lim told a press conference at the Parliament lobby.
"This is like telling the Mat Rempit (illegal racers) that we are going to have a road block at Dataran Merdeka on this day, and inviting them to come there," he added.
Ipoh Timur MP Thomas Su said that the "moles", if any, should be the Malaysian public, because the police had made the information about their raid public and thus the den operators were bound to know one way or another.
"The mole must be the entire public," said Su, who accompanied Lim.
English daily The Star front paged a report today saying that the operation only had a two percent success rate as most gambling dens were closed when the police conducted raids.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

MP: Perluas larangan ke atas tukang masak asing

MP Segambut, Lim Lip Eng menggesa kerajaan persekutuan mengikut jejak langkah Pulau Pinang dengan melarang golongan pendatang bekerja di gerai penjaja.
Katanya, langkah yang dilaksanakan kerajaan DAP Pulau Pinang itu kini mendapat sambutan positif dari pelbagai pihak.
Beliau menggesa agar Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan, Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor dan Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Mah Siew Keong mengkaji perkara itu.
Kerajaan Pulau Pinang melaksanakan langkah tersebut selepas melakukan soal selidik terhadap 14,810 responden dari 25 Julai sehingga 31 Ogos.
Menurut DAP, 86 peratus daripada mereka yang ditinjau bersetuju dengan langkah itu.
Related news: KL should follow Penang move to ban foreign cooks at stalls, says MP

Rid KL hawkers of foreign cooks too, gov't told

 http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/279196

Friday, October 31, 2014

DAP melawat dan memberi sumbangan kepada mangsa rumah Kg Chubadak Tambahan yang diroboh oleh pemaju.

 
Related news: http://www.harakahdaily.net/index.php/headline/31770-kg-chubadak-tragedi-muharam-1436-hilang-kemanusiaan

Kg Chubadak: Tragedi Muharam 1436 hilang kemanusiaan


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Bawa Zhang Jian balik ke Malaysia dan dakwa

Saya mahu pembantu, rakan kongsi dan siapa pun yang terlibat dengan Zhang Jian di Malaysia ditahan dan ditangkap.
KUALA LUMPUR: Ahli Parlimen Segambut, Lim Lip Eng menggesa supaya pihak kerajaan mendapatkan bantuan Interpol bagi membawa Zhang Jian dan kumpulannya ke Malaysia untuk didakwa atas kesalahan menjalankan perniagaan Skim Cepat Kaya YSLM.
Menurutnya, Zhang Jian dan kumpulannya pernah berada di Malaysia selama dua tahun yang lalu sebelum beliau ditangkap di Thailand.
“Persoalannya di sini, mengapa tiada siapa yang ditahan sehingga mereka ke Thailand dan apabila berada di sana, tidak sampai dua bulan mereka sudah ditangkap.
“Ramai sudah maklum yang perniagaan ini adalah skim piramid, skim cepat kaya dan perniagaan haram,” katanya dalam satu sidang media di Parlimen hari ini.
Lip Eng sebelum ini pernah menanyakan soalan di Parlimen mengapa wakil dan agen YSLM yang berada di Malaysia tidak ditangkap dan harta mereka tidak disita untuk membantu siasatan dan meminta Menteri Perdagangan Dalam Negeri, Koperasi dan Kepenggunaan Datuk Seri Hasan Malek untuk menjawab.
Namun beliau menjawab Skim Cepat Kaya YSLM yang diasaskan oleh Zhang Jian ini adalah sah disisi undang-undang.
“Skim atau pelan pemasaran yang ditawarkan oleh YSLM di bawah syarikat CDTUP International Sdn.Bhd mempunyai unsur-unsur Skim Cepat Kaya atau Skim Piramid yang menawarkan pulangan pelaburan yang tinggi dalam masa yang singkat dan bergantung kepada kemasukan peserta-peserta baru ke dalam skim berkenan,” katanya dalam jawapan bertulis.
Tambah Lip Eng, perkara ini juga telah beliau dedahkan di dalam akhbar dan parlimen.
“Sekarang mereka dah ditahan di Thailand, dan saya nak kerajaan dari mana-mana kementerian pun yang terlibat untuk mendapatkan bantuan Interpol bagi membawa Zhang Jian dan kumpulannya ke Malaysia untuk didakwa
“Jadi saya mahu pembantu, rakan kongsi dan siapa pun yang terlibat dengan Zhang Jian di Malaysia, yang mana mereka itu rakyat Malaysia, saya mahu mereka ditahan dan ditangkap,” tegasnya.
Katanya, beliau tidak tahu kenapa kerajaan ambil mudah perkara ini sedangkan satu dunia memerhatikan mereka,
“Komen saya ialah ramai sudah tahu berkenaan perkara ini Zhang Jian dan dua lagi yang telah ditahan oleh pihak berkuasa Thailand atas kesalahan yang sama berkenaan skim cepat kaya di Thailand di Chiang Mai, Bangkok dan Phuket.
“Kenapa tidak tahan Zhang Jian walaupun sudah banyak laporan polis sudah dibuat,” ujarnya.

Related news: Charge “world's richest man” in Malaysia, urges Lip Eng http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/10/29/Charge-richest-man-in-Malaysia-says-MP/ DAP wants action against YSLM operations http://www.therakyatpost.com/news/2014/10/29/dap-wants-action-yslm-operations/#.VFC-A1oJf-I.facebook


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Motorists fume at selfish lot

Source: http://www.nst.com.my/node/46489 (BY DAWN CHAN  27/10/2014)
KUALA LUMPUR: MOTORISTS are irked to see parking bays permanently occupied by abandoned vehicles in Medan Putra Business Centre, Bandar Menjalara, a busy commercial area where parking space is at a premium.
Almost 20 vehicles are parked in the public parking bays and in the back lanes, depriving motorists of precious parking space and City Hall of revenue from parking meter fees.
Many of these vehicles have been stripped of their engines, windows and doors. Some have been left there for years.
Restaurant manager Jimmy Ong, 34, said the abandoned vehicles were an eyesore as well as an inconvenience.
“City Hall should be proactive and act fast when it comes to matters like this. It is obvious that these cars have been left here for many years, which is frustrating because these spots can be freed up for motorists here,” he said.
Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng, who visited the area on Saturday, said the owners did not want to take responsibility for the vehicles, yet did not want them to be towed away.
“When City Hall officers came and wanted to tow the vehicles away, some car workshop operators here said the vehicles belonged to their customers,” he said.
Lim said he had recently brought up the matter to Mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib, who had promised to get the council’s enforcement team to remove the abandoned vehicles.
“But nothing has happened so far. Phesal told me the towing of the vehicles could be carried out immediately as he was doing away with the old process of removing vehicles of this sort,” he said.
The process required City Hall to place a notice on the vehicle with instructions for the owner to remove it.
The owner is notified three times and given a grace period of over two weeks to comply, Lim said.
“However, when I spoke to Phesal recently, he said this process would be done away.
“According to him, there will be no questions asked or notices given. I brought up the matter again yesterday (Friday) but the vehicles are still here today,” he said.
Meanwhile, the new one-way traffic flow in the commercial centre becomes effective today. Directional signs have been repainted to reflect the change.
“This is done after a six-month study by City Hall. I hope motorists here will be patient during the transitional process.
“The one-way system is to combat the traffic congestion here and is for the improvement of the commercial centre,” said Lim.

MP: Traffic police chief statement confusing


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Saturday, October 18, 2014

DBKL detailed budget disclosed to MPs but labelled confidential

In an unprecedented move City Hall, better known by its Malay acronym DBKL, has disclosed its next year’s budget to all 12 federal territory MPs but placed a caveat by classifying the document under the Official Secrets Act (OSA).
Lauding the move Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng said never before has DBKL been so upfront on its plans and proposed expenditure but rebuked the caveat placed on the budget noting that it is taxpayers’ money.
“The City Hall’s detailed budget was personally handed to us at our service centre three days in advance so that we can scrutinise and prepare for the meeting this morning and the officers were all prepared to answer to all our queries,” he told Malay Mail Online.
“This is surprising… usually they invite us, give us a few pages with a vague list on what they are going to spend on and it was always a one-way briefing,” said Lim.
Lim said every page was stamped confidential and upon clarification, he was told by Mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib that the secret document was given to the MPs “based on trust”.
DBKL decided to keep it under wraps as the budget has not been finalised and will be embargoed till December 31 after it is approved by the mayor, added Lim, after attending the three hour briefing this morning.
“But I don’t agree with the decision to list it under OSA when they are spending public money for public services and infrastructure… it is not like it is an issue of national security. 
“It is also unacceptable because the national Budget is only embargoed until the prime minister announces it in Parliament, after which it is debated and passed by the Dewan Rakyat,” Lim pointed out.
Echoing Lim’s sentiments, Lembah Pantai PKR MP Nurul Izzah Anwar tweeted today expressing disappointment as she was looking forward to the briefing.
“Brimming w excitement @ d sight of detailed DBKL budget during meet w Mayor today. Then. Oh, it’s under #OSA,” posted Nurul Izzah.
DBKL came under attack earlier this year following an upward revision of taxes in January after residential and commercial property owners in the capital had cried foul after receiving notices from DBKL informing them of increases between 100 and 250 per cent to their existing annual rates.
Following public outcry, the City Hall agreed to rework the rates and reduced the per centage property owners had to paid.
It came under the spotlight again in July when Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor announced that soup kitchens would be barred from operating within a 2km zone in the city centre as their operations are encouraging homelessness and reflected poorly on the image of the nation’s capital.
The soup kitchens had, however, refused to budge until DBKL came up with more concrete solution to combat vagrancy. 

Related news: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/277870 MPs: KL city budget under Official Secrets Act

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/277945 Why OSA? Does DBKL have things to hide?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Walk For Peace and Freedom held by the Malaysian Bar

I walked with them this morning to call for the repeal of the Sedition Act.
 


‎Tiada bukti wanita Malaysia terlibat Jihad Al Nikah, kata KDN

KUALA LUMPUR: Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) mengenal pasti 39 rakyat Malaysia termasuk seorang wanita yang dikaitkan dengan gerakan militan seperti Kumpulan Negara Islam Iraq dan Syria (ISIS).
Menteri Dalam Negeri, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi berkata, bagaimanapun setakat ini polis belum dapat mengesahkan pembabitan mana-mana individu berkenaan dalam aktiviti Jihad Al-Nikah.
Beliau berkata demikian dalam jawapan bertulis kepada soalan Lim Lip Eng (DAP-Segambut) mengenai perkara itu pada persidangan Dewan Rakyat hari ini.
Jihad Al-Nikah atau jihad seksual merujuk kepada konsep kontroversi iaitu wanita dikatakan menawarkan diri mereka untuk memenuhi keperluan seksual militan.
Ahmad Zahid berkata sekiranya terdapat bukti yang kukuh berhubung penglibatan mereka dalam aktiviti gerakan militan, kerajaan akan mengambil tindakan berdasarkan undang-undang sedia ada.
Ini termasuk Akta Kesalahan Keselamatan (Langkah-langkah Khas) 2012, Akta Pencegahan Pengubahan Wang Haram dan Pencegahan Pembiayaan Keganasan 2001, Kanun Keseksaan dan Akta Pertubuhan 1966.
"Kerajaan tidak pernah mengiktiraf mana-mana entiti, pertubuhan atau pakatan yang terlibat dengan elemen militan di dalam atau luar negara," tegas Ahmad Zahid. - BERNAMA
Related news: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/bahasa/article/tiada-bukti-wanita-malaysia-terlibat-jihad-al-nikah-kata-kdn ‎Tiada bukti wanita Malaysia terlibat Jihad Al Nikah, kata KDN

Friday, October 10, 2014

Aset keseluruhan 1MDB RM44.66 bilion - Najib

Source: http://www.bharian.com.my/node/10389 (Oleh Petah Wazan Iskandar, 8/10/2014)
KUALA LUMPUR: 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) yang ditubuhkan kerajaan pada 2009, mempunyai aset terkumpul RM44.66 bilion pada hujung tahun kewangan berakhir 31 Mac tahun lalu.
Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak berkata agensi itu mengumpul dana dengan membawa masuk pelaburan langsung asing (FDI) yang berpadanan untuk projek negara dan menerbitkan bon.
Beliau yang juga Menteri Kewangan berkata, 1MDB menerajui projek jangka panjang untuk mengambil peluang ke atas pelaburan dan kepakaran antarabangsa bagi melabur dalam projek yang mempunyai nilai pengganda yang tinggi dan berinovasi.
"1MDB mempunyai pinjaman sebanyak RM5.8 bilion yang menerima jaminan Kerajaan Malaysia manakala tiada sebarang jaminan daripada kerajaan bagi bon atau pinjaman yang diberi kepada IMDB.
"Sebanyak RM5 bilion adalah jaminan yang diberi kepada bon Nota Jangka Sederhana Islam (IMTN) 30 tahun yang diterbitkan oleh 1MDB dan RM800 juta bagi pinjaman 1MDB," katanya dalam jawapan bertulis kepada Lim Lip Eng (DAP-Segambut) di Dewan Rakyat di sini hari ini.
Lip Eng ingin penjelasan tujuan kerajaan menubuhkan 1MDB, kaedah diguna untuk mengumpul dana, jumlah dana terkini dan pencapaian yang membezakan peranannya dengan Khazanah Nasional Bhd dan Permodalan Nasional Bhd.
Mengulas lanjut, Najib berkata selaras tujuan penubuhan, antara projek pelaburan 1MDB ialah Tun Razak Exchange, pembangunan semula Pangkalan Udara Kuala Lumpur kepada Projek Bandar Malaysia dan sektor tenaga.
Projek Tun Razak Exchange direka bentuk bagi memenuhi keperluan masa depan membabitkan pembangunan Pusat Kewangan Antarabangsa yang dianggarkan bernilai RM26 bilion dengan tempoh pembinaan selama 15 tahun.
Katanya, projek itu mempunyai visi untuk membangunkan Kuala Lumpur sebagai hab kewangan antarabangsa selaras dengan hasrat kerajaan untuk menjadikan ia sebuah bandar raya global.
Projek Bandar Malaysia akan menjadi ikon kepada kelestarian kehidupan di bandar Kuala Lumpur dengan sebahagian keluasannya adalah untuk membina projek perumahan mampu milik khususnya golongan eksekutif muda yang bekerja di bandar.
"Sektor tenaga pula, menyaksikan 1MDB adalah pengeluar tenaga bebas (IPP) kedua terbesar negara dari segi keupayaan pengeluaran tenaga susulan pembelian aset tenaga Tanjong Energy Holdings, Genting Sanyen dan Jimah Energy Ventures Sdn Bhd," katanya.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Tindakan mengada-ngada beberapa orang Ketua Bahagian UMNO yang kononnya mahu menyeru supaya sekolah vernakular dihapuskan adalah hanya satu lagi aksi mengalih perhatian

By Lim Lip Eng (8/10/2014)
Tindakan mengada-ngada beberapa orang Ketua Bahagian UMNO yang kononnya mahu menyeru supaya sekolah vernakular dihapuskan adalah hanya satu lagi aksi mengalih perhatian, yang menyasarkan masyarakat kaum bukan Melayu khususnya.
Tujuan mereka berbuat demikain tidak lain adalah untuk untuk membuat warga bukan Melayu khususnya terleka dan terlupa daripada menumpukan kepada akibat buruk yang bakal menimpa rakyat berikutan pembentangan Belanjawan 2015 Jumaat ini.
Belanjawan kali ini dipercayai akan dibentuk dengan janji-janji kosong serta hakikatnya akan terus mengambil dari hak rakyat marhaen yang telah sedia tertindas dan tertekan dengan kesempitan ekonomi.
Jalan cerita jenaka Umno ini mudah; para pemimpin Umno akan menghangatkan perdebatan mengenai sekolah vernakular setiap minggu, malah setiap hari; mulai sekarang sehinggalah Perhimpunan Agung Umno November nanti.
Drama ini hanyalah satu taktik mengalih perhatian, supaya rakyat tidak peduli dan tidak memberi perhatian terhadap kegagalan pentadbiran Perdana Menteri Najib Razak sepanjang beberapa tahun lalu yang mengakibatkan hutang negara mencecah tahap yang begitu tinggi, serta defisit yang berterusan saban tahun.
Saya menyeru kepada Umno supaya turut sama mendahulukan kepentingan ekonomi rakyat yang bakal terbeban dengan kenaikan kos sara hidup, dan tumpuan seharusnya kepada isu-isu ekonomi rakyat dan negara, khasnya di saat-saat getir hasil pembentangan Belanjawan 2015 yang bakal diikuti pelaksanaan Cukai Barangan dan Perkhidmatan (GST) pada bulan April tahun hadapan.
Seandainya Umno meneruskan perangai yang mengada-ngada ini, jelaslah mereka sebenarnya tidak peduli pun masalah sebenar yang dihadapi rakyat setiap hari. Tetapi hanya mementingkan usaha untuk mewujudkan suasana tegang dalam politik negara, supaya Umno kekal berkuasa.
Related news: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/276948

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Kerajaan Tidak Akan Tangguh Pelaksanaan GST

Source: http://www.mstar.com.my/berita/berita-semasa/2014/10/07/par-gst/ (Oleh: ARIFFUDDIN ISHAK, 7/10/2014)
KUALA LUMPUR: Kerajaan tidak akan menangguhkan pelaksanaan Cukai Barangan dan Perkhidmatan (GST) yang akan bermula pada 1 April 2015.
Timbalan Menteri Kewangan, Datuk Ahmad Maslan berkata, tiada sebab untuk menangguhkan pelaksanaan GST kerana semua pihak yang terbabit sudah bersedia dari segi latihan dan sistem data berkaitan.
"Sehingga semalam (6 Oktober), sebanyak 76,315 syarikat telah berdaftar dalam sistem GST.
"Kementerian berpendapat bahawa pelaksanaan GST pada 1 April tahun depan adalah masa yang paling sesuai memandangkan kedudukan ekonomi negara yang stabil dan kadar inflasi yang terkawal pada 3.3 peratus," katanya pada sesi soal jawab lisan di Dewan Rakyat pada Selasa.
Beliau menjawab soalan Lim Lip Eng (DAP-Segambut) yang bertanya sama ada GST akan ditangguhkan kerana dasar kerajaan untuk menjadikan Malaysia sebagai negara berpendapatan tinggi masih belum tercapai.
Mengulas lanjut Ahmad berkata, Jabatan Kastam Diraja Malaysia (JKDM) juga sudah bersedia daripada pelbagai aspek termasuk pegawai dan infrastruktur bagi memastikan pelaksanaan GST berjalan lancar.
"Jabatan Kastam telah mengeluarkan Panduan GST iaitu 45 panduan industri dan 16 panduan spesifik sebagai panduan pihak industri.
"Di samping itu juga, tiga buku panduan GST kepada rakyat dan peniaga telah disediakan," katanya.
Tambah Ahmad, bagi memastikan kelancaran GST, JKDM juga sedang dalam proses menambah 677 kakitangan baharu di samping 1,227 kakitangan sedia ada khusus bagi GST.

Related news: Government won’t postpone implementing GST

No change in April 1 GST implementation plan http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/276817

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

MP rains criticism on DBKL over floods, stolen balloon

A DAP lawmaker has suggested that Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) hire professionals to solve the flash floods problem.
"Since DBKL is clueless, helpless and has no knowledge on how to solve the flash floods issue, I suggest that an open tender be provided to allow professionals to take over," Lim Lip Eng told a press conference today.
He said that professionals or irrigation specialists might have better solutions.
Lim was referring to a news report quoting DBKL director-general Mohd Amin Nordin Abdul Aziz as saying that it is time to go back to the drawing board.
Stolen balloon
The Segambut MP also addressed the RM120,000 flood warning system in Kampung Kasipillay, which residents dismissed as a "waste of taxpayers' money".
The system was termed as a "wasted effort" because ever since the balloon was vandalised and stolen a few months ago, DBKL has done nothing about it.
"DBKL should remove the empty cage (which housed the balloon) and come up with a better long term solution," said Lim.
The flood warning balloon, which was located next to Sungai Batu, would rise up once waters reached the dangerous level of 50 metres, warning residents and motorists.
The warning system, apparently the first of its kind in the world, had been rife with problems ever since it was installed as a joint effort between DBKL and the Drainage and Irrigation Department  (DID).
Gross negligence
Meanwhile, Lim also lambasted DBKL for stating that it is not liable for any damages caused by the recent flash floods.
"If the vehicles were parked at a parking lot, whose parking fees are collected by DBKL, then they should be fully liable for the damages caused by the floods," he stressed.
He claimed that it was gross negligence on DBKL's part for refusing to compensate the owners of vehicles damaged by floods if the parking bay is in a flood-prone area.
"I understand if the cars were parked at the roadside where no parking fees were collected, then yes, the owners of the vehicles are responsible for the damages," he added.
Lim was referring to Mohd Amin Nordin Abdul Aziz saying that DBKL is not liable to pay damages because the flash floods "was one of the many natural disasters in Kuala Lumpur."

Monday, October 6, 2014

How can illegals sneak into the country and reside quietly in the capital?

DAP's Segambut Member of Parliament Lim Lip Eng says stern action must be taken by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration against intruders especially in view of the movement of terrorists around the world.
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 5, 2014:
A DAP lawmaker has called for disciplinary action to be taken against the Immigration Department following reports of 155 Uighur refugees crammed into two apartments, here.
Citing the suspension of the Malaysian Examination Syndicate’s director and deputy director over the leaked Ujian Penilaian Sekolha Rendah as an example, Lim Lip Eng suggested that the same principle be applied to the Immigration Department until the problem was rectified.
The Segambut Member of Parliament, in a statement, urged the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission to step in as they had done with the Custom’s Department which saw several officers charged for over a hundred cases.
Stern action, Lim said must be taken by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration especially in view of the movement of  terrorists around the world.
“In a time when security forces are supposed to be vigilant, how is it that illegal immigrants sneak into the country and reside quietly in the capital?”
On Wednesday, the Immigration Department detained the Uighur refuges, who were carrying fake Turkish passports, following a tip-off.
Lim went on to suggest that maybe West Malaysia needed a system like the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom), which was set up following an intrusion by Sulu terrorists in 2013, to protect the Peninsula’s borders.
Related news: MP: Act against Immigration for Uighur slip http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/276667

Friday, September 26, 2014

MP says some gambling centres promoting their illegal service openly

FLYERS promoting the services and offers of an illegal cybercafe and gambling centre are being distributed to Segambut folk.
Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng was outraged by the promotion of the new centre located in a prime area as well as being opposite the SK Segambut Jaya and SJK(C) Khai Chee schools.
“Since two days ago, some people have been giving out flyers door-to-door and to motorists to promote the illegal service. This is the first time an illegal cyber gambling centre here has pulled such a daring stunt.
“They are blatantly challenging the authorities and behaving as if they are above the law, it is outrageous!” said Lim.
On distinguishing between legal and illegal cyber centres, Lip said the illegal ones have dark tints on their windows to hide their dubious operations.
“Under DBKL (Kuala Lumpur City Hall) regulations, all Internet centres must have a transparent screen so their operations are in full view of the public.”
“These centres are also equipped with closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras to monitor if any authorities are coming their way to raid their premises,” he added.
He added that local authorities had done little to curb the mushrooming of illegal cybercafes and gambling centres, especially in Kampung Segambut Dalam.
“I have complained to DBKL and the Segambut police about this problem, but they have not taken any action. I am very disappointed.
“When I report to the Sentul police, they say it is DBKL’s jurisdiction and they cannot conduct raids or confiscate items from the centre.
“When I approached DBKL, they say they do not have the power to arrest anyone and only the police can handle the matter. So, who do I complain to?” he said, adding that he planned to complain to all the ministers in the Prime Minister’s Department on the matter.
Following media coverage on five illegal cyber gambling centres in Taman Sri Sinar two weeks ago, Lip said the centres ceased perations for only three days.
“Those five gambling centres I had highlighted to the media resumed their operations just after three days and soon after that these flyers started being distributed.
“To me, gambling is the most serious social ill. Those who lose money gambling end up stealing and dealing in drugs to finance their activities,” he added.
Advertising their 24-hour service, the centre also promoted its membership cards, Internet credit deals, free food and beverage to attract customers.
Anak-Anak Segambut community leader and longtime resident, Irwan Sabei is worried that children would start gambling as the centres are located near schools.
“I have seen children in school uniform visiting these cyber gambling centres after school. Many SPM leavers also work at these outlets,” he said, adding that illegal gambling had been a recurring problem in Segambut for more than a decade.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tangkap saya? Teruskan, kata Mahathir


Bekas perdana menteri Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad berkata, beliau sedia ditahan oleh pihak polis ekoran laporan terhadapnya yang dibuat oleh seorang anggota parlimen DAP hari ini.
“Saya cuma rakyat biasa sekarang, jika saya sepatutnya ditahan mengikut undang-undang, teruskan,” katanya ketika ditanya kemungkinan polis akan menyiasatnya.
Beliau juga berkata, sebagai ahli politik, beliau tidak menjangkakan layanan baik orang ramai terhadapnya pada setiap masa.
“Saya boleh petik kenyataan lebih ekstrem oleh sesiapa pun, tetapi saya tidak mahu lakukannya, sebagai ahli politik saya tidak harap dilayan baik setiap masa,” katanya.
Beliau diminta mengulas berhubung laporan Lim Lip Eng (Segambut) berhubung kenyataan sebelum ini dan gesaan supaya Menteri Dalam Negeri Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi melayan sama rata laporan polis yang dibuat.
Berikutan ikrar Zahid bahawa laporan polis mengenai hasutan akan disiasat dalam tempoh 24 jam, Lip Eng hari ini membuat laporan terhadap Mahathir dan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak.
Lip Eng membuat laporan di ibu pejabat polis daerah (IPD) Sentul pada tengah hari berkaitan dakwaan Mahathir terhadap pemimpin veteran DAP Lim Kit Siang semasa kempen pilihan raya umum lepas.
Lip Eng juga mendakwa Najib mengucapkan kenyataan yang berunsur hasutan semasa Perhimpunan Agung Umno 2010.
Desakan supaya tokoh BN itu disiasat turut dibuat Kit Siang hari ini yang tidak puas hati terhadap kenyataannya Mahathir ketika beliau bertanding di Gelang Patah dalam pilihan raya umum lalu.
Kit Siang mendakwa Mahthir berkata, beliau bertanding kerusi itu keana mahu orang Cina di Gelang Patah dan Johor “menolak bekerjasama dan berkongsi dengan orang Melayu” selain “membenci orang Melayu”.
'Pemimpin mesti tegas'
Sementara itu, Bernama melaporkan Mahathir sebagai berkata, seorang pemimpin mesti tegas, berani dan beriltizam dalam mengambil tindakan untuk menangani krisis sekalipun keputusan
yang dibuat tidak popular.
"Dalam krisis kewangan, sesetengah orang memanipulasi wang dan ini boleh mencetuskan krisis," beliau dipetik sebagai berkata dalam ucap utama bertemakan “Kepimpinan dan Pengurusan Krisis” pada Forum CEO 2014 keenam anjuran Yayasan Kepimpinan Perdana di Kuala Lumpur.
Beliau berkata sistem perbankan sangat penting kerana ia membekalkan modal yang diperlukan oleh perniagaan untuk pertumbuhan ekonomi.
"Jika sistem ini disalah guna, maka ini akan membawa masalah seperti yang dihadapi oleh dunia semasa krisis kewangan ini," katanya seperti dilaporkan agensi berita nasional.
Dr Mahathir berkata kerajaan harus bersedia campur tangan dan menghapuskan amalan buruk dan ia menuntut kepimpinan kuat bagi mengekang penyelewengan sistem perbankan.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Slain manager's mum turns to Najib for justice

Tears flowed at an emotionally-charged press conference where the anguished mother of a murdered bank manager sought Najib Abdul Razak’s intervention.
Claiming that a miscarriage of justice had occurred, Law Boh Ing wanted the prime minister, chief justice and attorney-general to set things right.
"I hope our prime minister, chief justice and attorney-general hear our concerns and give us an answer," she said amid sobs, flanked by her daughter.
At one point, the deceased Wong Jing Kui's elder sister Hie Huong lost her composure when she and her mother were describing her brother’s injuries.
Unable to control her emotions, she had to leave the press conference room briefly.
Jing Kui was killed on June 14, 2012 and hired killer, Ling Hoe Ing, later pleaded guilty to charges of culpable homicide not amounting to murder and was sentenced to 16 years imprisonment by the Sibu High Court last year.
Meanwhile, two others, who allegedly abetted the crime, walked free last week after the Sibu High Court discharged them but not amounting to an acquittal.
Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng, who organised the press conference, explained that Ling was charged with culpable homicide instead of murder as part of a plea bargain.
In exchange, he was expected to become the prosecution’s witness in trying Jing Kui’s wife Ling Hang Tsyr and her alleged lover Tiong King Guan for abetting the murder.
Murder and abetting murder both carry the mandatory death penalty.
Hoe Ing reportedly admitted in court that he was in debt, and was instigated by Tiong to commit the murder in exchange for settlement of the debt, while Hang Tsyr left the house’s back door and bedroom door open for him to enter.
Police later found Jing Kui, who was a manager at the HSBC Bank’s Sibu branch, dead in a pool of blood in his bedroom with multiple slash and stab wounds.
However, when the case against Hang Tsyr and Tiong was heard in February this year, the defence counsel successfully argued that there was no abatement to murder since Hoe Ing had only admitted to "culpable homicide not amounting to murder".
Charges reduced
The charges against the duo were then reduced to the same charges against Hoe Ing - culpable homicide not amounting to murder - and the case was sent from the High Court to the Sessions Court to be heard.
"When the charges were reduced, we had told the deputy public prosecutor (Musli Abd Hamid) to appeal. We even reminded him that this has to be be done in 14 days, because all the lawyers we have consulted said he should appeal.
"He wrote back and said he was instructed not to appeal. Instead the charges would be amended back to Section 302 of the Penal Code (murder) when the case is mentioned at the Sessions Court.
"As a result, we are in this mess today," said Hie Huong.
According to The Borneo Post last week, the Sibu Sessions Court judge Amernudin Ahmad slammed the application to amend the charges as abuse of the court process.
Subsequently, Hang Tsyr and Tiong, were discharged not amounting to acquittal.
Hie Huong said she was informed by the prosecution that it does not intend to appeal the case before the Sept 23 deadline, but instead apply to the High Court to revise the Session Court’s decision.
"This case has set a bad precedent. You could hire a killer to kill someone you dislike, and you get away with murder… The mastermind escapes with murder, and the scapegoat hired killer is sentenced to jail," said the family's lawyer Christina Teng.
She also complained that the deputy public prosecutor for the case has been changed five times over the past two years and were inexperienced.
In contrast, she said the defence counsel had a strong team of four persons, with a combined experience of about 150 years in total.
Lim also pointed out that in the murder of millionaire Sosilawati Lawiya, the hired killers and the mastermind were all convicted and sentenced, and questioned why Jing Kui’s murder was treated differently.
He added that the family has sent letters appealing to Najib and de facto law minister Nancy Shukri yesterday, and he would be following up on those letters tomorrow.
Related news: Family of slain Sarawak bank manager seeks PM’s help to pursue killers http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/family-of-slain-sabah-bank-manager-seeks-pms-help-to-pursue-killers?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=facebook#sthash.hdTCfavo.dpuf

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Is PAS for or against militancy, asks DAP lawmaker

PAS should be steadfast with its principles, especially against violence, instead of sending out conflicting messages, a DAP lawmaker says today. 
Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng ‎was referring to statements from several PAS leaders who had expressed their admiration for the late Lotfi Ariffin (pic), who had died fighting in the civil war in Syria.
Following reports of his death, PAS central committee member Nik Abduh Nik Aziz described Lotfi as a “martyr”, according to The Star.
Nik Abduh, the son of PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, paid tribute to Lotfi on his Facebook page.
"When Lotfi revealed his involvement with the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq forces, PAS wasted no time in expelling him from the party," Lim said.
"Furthermore, the Islamic party issued a statement saying it did not condone its members getting involved in armed activities.
"But now that Lotfi is dead, it appears that several PAS leaders have made a U-turn and agree with the path of militancy.
"This has caused confusion over the party's stand on militancy and violence," Lim said.
He said the upheaval in the Middle East had given birth to various terror and militant groups, some of which had vague origins.
"PAS should be more careful before supporting any militant groups, or militant individuals."
Lim said the path chosen by Lotfi had been his own choice, but it did not mean that violence should be encouraged.
"The true path forward is with democracy and a struggle for justice and freedom without bloodshed."

Related news: Why praise M'sian killed in Syria, DAP asks PAS http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/274717

DAP minta PAS cermat, bimbang silap sokongan pada kumpulan militan

 http://www.roketkini.com/2014/09/15/dap-minta-pas-cermat-bimbang-silap-sokongan-pada-kumpulan-militan/

Monday, September 15, 2014

DAP: Printing exam papers abroad 'silly, wasteful'

The government's suggested solution to the fiasco of the leaked examination questions by printing the papers abroad is "silly and wasteful", said a parliamentarian.
"The case of the leak in UPSR examination questions has raised anger among many, especially the parents of this year's UPSR candidates.
"However, the suggestion to print the UPSR papers abroad, in this case in the UK, as reported in the media, is nothing but a silly and wasteful act," said DAP Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng.
 "If such suggestions can be considered, it is not surprising how the simple task of maintaining secrecy of examination questions cannot be executed," he said in a statement this morning.
On Friday, Education Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced the suspension of the top heads of the Malaysian Examinations Syndicate (LPM) for the leaks.
Key issue
However, Lim said the key issue of the leak was not a matter of where it was printed.
Instead, what needed to be addressed is how it was leaked, who were involved and what were the motives.
Lim warned against using the examination leak as a means of creating new projects at the expense of taxpayer's monies.
"The integrity of public servants is the key issue in this matter, not where the examination papers are printed.
"If there is endemic untrustworthiness among public servants, it does not matter where the examination papers are printed, there will still be leaks," he said.
Lim urged tough action against those responsible for the leaks including charging them for criminal offences.
He added that merely sacking or suspending those responsible was insufficient.
Printing UPSR papers in UK does not address the issue of leakage, says DAP http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/printing-upsr-papers-in-uk-does-not-address-the-issue-of-leakage-says-dap#sthash.MryljiFj.dpuf

Thursday, September 11, 2014

DAP desak Ahmad Phesal jawab pemberian projek kepada kroni

Tindakan DBKL memberikan projek bernilai berbilion ringgit di pusat bandar Kuala Lumpur kepada sebuah syarikat milik bekas tentera tanpa melalui bidaan tender mengundang persepsi bahawa amalan korupsi diamalkan dalam organisasi ini.
PETALING JAYA: Ahli Parlimen Segambut, Lim Lip Eng menuntut supaya Datuk Bandar Kuala Lumpur, Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib segera memberi penjelasan dan membuka ruang soal jawab kepada pihak wartawan mengenai pemberian tender Plaza Rakyat.
Menurutnya, sekiranya gagal untuk menjelaskan perkara ini, ahli-ahli Parlimen Pakatan Rakyat di Kuala Lumpur akan membangkitkan hal ini pada sidang Parlimen bulan hadapan.
“Datuk Bandar mesti menjelaskan apa sebabnya projek ini dianugerahkan kepada syarikat yang mempunyai hubungan dengan ahli politik kerajaan Barisan Nasional tanpa sebarang tender,” katanya dalam satu kenyataan.
Dua hari lalu, media arus perdana telah melaporkan bahawa Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) telah ‘memilih’ sebuah syarikat untuk menghidupkan kembali projek Plaza Rakyat, namun malangnya telah gagal melakukan penawaran secara terbuka kepada pihak-pihak lain yang berminat. Projek berkenaan diserahkan kepada Profit Consortium Sdn Bhd.
“Tindakan DBKL memberikan projek berbilion ringgit di pusat bandar Kuala Lumpur ini kepada sebuah syarikat milik bekas tentera tanpa melalui proses bidaan tender menyebabkan kita sangsi. DBKL perlu memberi penjelasan demi kepentingan rakyat, kenapa perkara sebegini boleh terjadi?” soalnya.
Sebelum ini, projek Plaza Rakyat telah terbengkalai ekoran kerja pembinaannya terhenti sewaktu krisis ekonomi 1998.
Ia terletak betul-betul bersebelahan Puduraya, dan kelihatan seperti pusat pembiakan nyamuk paling meriah di tengah-tengah ibu kota Kuala Lumpur.
“16 tahun kemudian, kita mendapat khabar bahawa ia kini bakal diberi nafas baru dan pemaju baru, yang dilaporkan menjanjikan sesuatu yang lebih lumayan kepada pihak berkuasa tempatan, DBKL,” katanya.
Jelasnya, pihak DBKL bertanggungjawab memberi penjelasan tentang ketidaktelusan ini sekiranya ia tidak mahu orang ramai mengesyaki wujud korupsi dalam perincian projek yang diberikan tanpa tender ini.
Original news: http://dapmalaysia.org/statements/2014/09/11/19126/

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Rakyat bukan ‘pak turut’ akar umbi Umno, mansuhkan Akta Hasutan segera

KUALA LUMPUR, 6 SEPTEMBER: Kenyataan Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim jelas membuktikan beliau dan majoriti akar umbi Umno tidak pernah memahami mesej transformasi Perdana Menteri, kata Ahli Parlimen DAP Segambut Lim Lip Eng.
Menurutnya, kenyataan Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri itu kelmarin bukan sahaja menggelikan hati, malah bertentangan dengan hasrat Najib sendiri untuk memansuhkan akta tersebut.
“Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak telah mengumumkan hasrat memansuhkan Akta Hasutan dua tahun lalu dan baru saja mengulangi hasrat itu setelah Shahidan mendakwa ia tidak pernah dibuat.
“Jelas di sini ahli-ahli Umno tidak memahami mesej transformasi Najib, yang bukan saja terbukti gagal disampaikan ke peringkat akar umbi, malah turut terbantut di peringkat pucuk pimpinan.
“Takkanlah rakyat negara ini sekadar perlu dengar kehendak akar umbi Umno? Takkanlah suara mereka sahaja yang dipedulikan Shahidan?
“Bagaimana dengan rakyat yang bukan ahli Umno? Apakah kehendak rakyat tidak penting di mata Shahidan?” soalnya dalam satu kenyataan, hari ini.
Shahidan semalam mendakwa tidak pernah berjanji memansuhkan akta kuno itu tetapi hanya mahu mengkajinya walaupun Najib dua tahun lalu mengatakan sebaliknya.
Kenyataan Shahidan bercanggah dengan janji Najib pada 11 Julai 2012 bahawa Akta Hasutan akan dimansuh dan diganti dengan Akta Keharmonian Nasional sebagai sebahagian daripada program transformasi kerajaan.
Sehubungan itu, Lip Eng mencadangkan Shahidan menggunakan peruntukan parlimen bagi mendapatkan khidmat bancian antarabangsa untuk mendapat maklumbalas di seluruh negara dan menentukan apakah rakyat mahu memansuhkan Akta Hasutan.
Beliau yang juga Setiausaha DAP Kuala Lumpur turut mencabar parti-parti komponen BN agar berani melakukan bancian maklumbalas di peringkat bahagian masing-masing.
“Takkanlah MCA dan MIC hanya perlu ikut saja kehendak akar umbi Umno, macam mana pula dengan kehendak ahli akar umbi parti-parti komponen lain?” katanya.
Beliau turut menggesa Najib menyegerakan janji itu termasuk menghentikan pendakwaan terhadap pimpinan Pakatan Rakyat dan organisasi masyarakat.
“Saya berharap supaya janji Najib bukanlah sekadar di mulut sahaja.
“Sewajarnya pendakwaan dihentikan dan ditarik balik sekiranya Najib benar-benar ikhlas mahu memansuhkan undang-undang tinggalan penjajah ini,” tegasnya.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

MP urges DBKL to get rid of illegal cybercafes

 SEGAMBUT MP Lim Lip Eng wants Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to rid the constituency of illegal cybercafes and gambling centres.
Lim said he had raised the matter with Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib at the end of August.
“A report from DBKL states four operations were conducted this year in three locations in Segambut, during which eight premises were raided and their equipment confiscated but this is insufficient.
“For example, an operation was conducted in Taman Sri Sinar on Feb 24 where 103 computer CPUs were confiscated from five premises. However, during my walk along Jalan 5/38D in Taman Sri Sinar in the afternoon on Sept 2, I saw five illegal cybercafes open,” he said.
Lim said nearby shopowners told him the cybercafes were operating round-the-clock. However, during his visit on Wednesday accompanied by the media, all the five outlets were closed.
“All these outlets have CCTV cameras at their entrances,” he pointed out.
Lim said DBKL should do more than just raid and confiscate their equipment.
“These illegal cybercafes and gambling centres are the root of many social problems. The chance of these gamblers winning is very slim and when these gamblers lose a lot of money, they are tempted to make easy money by robbing and selling drugs,” he said.
Selayang Municipal (MPS) councillor Yew Jia Haur, who was also present, said the council’s enforcement department was facing similar problems.
“MPS had issued only about 500 licences for cybercafes but there are more than 1,000 of them.
“We have been conducting raids too but are currently looking at seizing the premises of those who fail to ensure their property is being used for legal businesses.
“The onus should be on the property owner to make sure their tenants are doing legitimate businesses, failing which, they should be penalised,” he said.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

DAP buat laporan polis terhadap Zahid Hamidi kerana gugat keamanan

.Ahli Parlimen DAP Lim Lip Eng membuat laporan polis terhadap Menteri Dalam Negeri Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi kerana kenyataan menuduh bukan Melayu menghina Raja dan Islam baru-baru ini.
Dalam laporan yang dibuat di Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah Sentul, Lim memetik dua laporan berita daripada The Sun dan The Star mengatakan Naib Presiden Umno itu mengeluarkan kenyataan sedemikian.
Laporan yang dibuat itu juga memetik kenyataan Zahid mengatakan kenyataan yang diterbitkan akhbar berbahasa Inggeris The Sun tersalah konteks, sebaliknya ucapan ahli Parlimen Bagan Datoh itu merujuk kepada pemimpin DAP.
"Oleh itu, saya memohon polis menyiasat tuduhan Ahmad Zahid itu yang tidak mempunyai sokongan sebarang fakta atau bukti mengikut Seksyen 499 Kanun Keseksaan kerana ia merupakan satu kesalahan fitnah jenayah kepada ahli DAP.
"Saya juga memohon beliau disiasat mengikut Seksyen 504 Kanun Keseksaan kerana tuduhan itu dengan sengaja mengaibkan dengan niat hendak menghancurkan keamanan," kata Lim dalam laporan polis bertarikh 2 September.
Semalam, Zahid berkata kenyataannya bukan Melayu semakin angkuh, menghina kaum Bumiputera, institusi raja dan Islam disalah tafsir sebuah akhbar berbahasa Inggeris.
Menurut menteri dalam negeri itu, beliau sebaliknya berkata, "bukan Melayu" yang beliau maksudkan merujuk kepada pemimpin dan penyokong DAP.
"Tetapi tidak boleh dinafikan penyokong DAP mengambil pendekatan berbeza dengan keangkuhan mereka dalam politik," kata Zahid.
Putrajaya juga dikritik hebat ketika ini kerana pendakwaan terpilih ke atas pemimpin pembangkang Pakatan Rakyat (PR) mengikut Akta Hasutan 1948.
Terbaru, pensyarah undang-undang Universiti Malaya (UM) Prof Madya Dr Azmi Sharom juga didakwa mengikut akta yang dimulakan semenjak zaman penjajah British itu.
Related news: Probe home minister for defamation and provocation, says DAP  http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/probe-home-minister-for-defamation-and-provocation-says-dap#sthash.AmOaImwh.dpuf

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Lip Eng: Zahid sewajarnya diambil tindakan

Tuduhan Zahid, tanpa memberikan sebarang fakta atau bukti itu bukan sahaja suatu fitnah, malah merupakan kesalahan jenayah 
Setiausaha DAP Kuala Lumpur Lim Lip Eng melabelkan kenyataan Menteri Dalam Negeri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi yang mendakwa kaum bukan Melayu semakin bongkak dan menghina orang Melayu Bumiputera, institusi raja-raja dan agama Islam sebagai kenyataan yang berbaur perkauman.
Lip Eng berkata kenyataan Zahid itu menghasut perpecahan dalam masyarakat.
“Sebagai menteri yang bertanggungjawab bagi hal penguatkuasaan undang-undang, Zahid nampaknya merasakan undang-undang itu berada di telapak kakinya,” komen Lip Eng
Beliau juga menyatakan bahawa Ketua Polis Negara Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar pasti akan membutakan mata dan memekakkan telinga atas ucapan provokatif daripada menteri itu.
“Saya juga tidak terkejut sekiranya menteri-menteri parti bukan Melayu seperti MCA dan MIC akan turut mendiamkan diri dan menyorok dalam kelambu tanpa mengulas lanjut mengenai tuduhan Zahid ini.
“Ini kerana mereka sebenarnya bergantung hidup kepada UMNO,” tambah Lip Eng.
Menurut beliau, tuduhan Zahid tanpa memberikan sebarang fakta atau bukti itu bukan sahaja suatu fitnah, malah merupakan kesalahan jenayah di bawah Seksyen 499 Kanun Keseksaan.
Related news: Kenyataan perkauman Zahid Hamidi adalah kesalahan jenayah http://www.roketkini.com/2014/09/03/kenyataan-perkauman-zahid-hamidi-adalah-kesalahan-jenayah/