Friday, October 31, 2014

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

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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.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Motorists fume at selfish lot

Source: (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.

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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. 

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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
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Friday, October 10, 2014

Aset keseluruhan 1MDB RM44.66 bilion - Najib

Source: (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.
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Kerajaan Tidak Akan Tangguh Pelaksanaan GST

Source: (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.

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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.
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