31 March 2008

Open letter to Datuk Bandar Kuala Lumpur

31hb Mac, 2008

Yg Bhg Dato’ Ab Hakim Bin Borhan
Datuk Bandar Kuala Lumpur
Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur
Tingkat 27, Bangunan DBKL
Jalan Raja Laut
50350 Kuala Lumpur

Yg. Bhg. Dato’

Per: Penebangan Pokok Di Sepanjang Jalan Genting-Kelang

Dengan hormatnya saya merujuk kepada perkara yang tersebut di atas.

Untuk makluman pihak tuan, saya telah menerima banyak aduan daripada penduduk-penduduk Wangsa Maju bahawa sejurus selepas Pilihanraya Umum ke-12 diadakan, banyak pokok-pokok matang di sepanjang Jalan Genting-Kelang telah ditebang tanpa apa-apa notis.

Amatlah dihargai sekiranya pihak tuan dapat memaklumkan kepada saya dengan kadar seberapa segera atas perkara-perkara berikut:-

i) kenapa pokok-pokok matang tersebut ditebang tanpa pemberian notis awam dan ditebang selepas Pilihanraya Umum;

ii) sekiranya pokok-pokok matang tersebut ditebang untuk tujuan sesebuah projek, sila maklumkan secara terperinci berkenaan dengan projek tersebut seperti “nature of project”, syarikat mana yang telah diberikan projek tersebut dan nilai projek tersebut; dan

iii) sama ada pemberian projek tersebut telah diadakan secara tender terbuka dan sekiranya bukan melalui tender terbuka, alasan kenapa tiada tender terbuka dilakukan.

Saya berharap perkara tersebut di atas dapat diperjelaskan dengan seberapa segera supaya saya dapat memaklumkan perkara berkenaan kepada penduduk-penduduk Wangsa Maju sewajarnya.

Sekian, terima kasih.

Yang benar,

Wee Choo Keong

s/k: Penduduk-penduduk Wangsa Maju – melalui blog
http://www.weechookeong.blogspot.com/

c/o Wee Choo Keong & Faaiz, P.O. Box 11439, 50746 Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-2161 9688, Fax: 03-2163 7633

- 翻译员:angel_x , Wee Choo Keong 致于万二分谢意 -
給吉隆坡市長的公開信

尊貴的拿督﹕

[雲頂吉冷路的伐樹行為]

懷以尊敬的心﹐我想陳述以上事件。

就如您應該知道的﹐ 我接到來自旺沙馬珠居民們投訴﹐ 有關於在第十二屆全國大選後﹐很多沿著雲頂吉冷路的大樹都在沒有通知居民的情形內被砍掉。

我希望有關方面能夠儘快回復我以下疑問﹕

i)為何有關樹木在大選結束後便在沒有通知公眾的情況下被砍伐﹔

ii) 如果有關樹木是為了某些工程而[讓路]的話﹐煩請詳細的說明有關工程之目的﹐內容﹐承包商和費用﹔以及

iii) 有關工程是否以公開招標來決定承包商﹐如否﹐請說明原因。

我希望上述問題能得到迅速且圓滿的回答﹐好讓我能夠傳達給旺沙馬珠的居民們。

謝謝。

黃朱強 上

28 March 2008

Your MP's Question of the Week #2

Should the Ministry of the Federal Territory be abolished given the fact that it is only a political ministry of patronage, and, it duplicates the functions of the office of the Datuk Bandar of Kuala Lumpur which has sole vested executive power as provided in the Federal Territory Act?

- Terjemahan oleh exocet
- Ucapan ribuan terima kasih dari Wee Choo Keong -
Soalan Mingguan MP Anda #2

Patutkah Kementerian Wilayah Persekutuan dimansuhkan kerana ia mempunyai tugas yang sama dengan Datuk bandar Kuala Lumpur yang telahpun diberikan kuasa mutlak exekutif seperti yang termaktub dalam Akta Wilayah Persekutuan?

- 翻译员:angel_x , Wee Choo Keong 致于万二分谢意 -
阿強每週一問 #2

聯邦直轄區部長職應不應該被廢除﹐因為其職權與在聯邦直轄區法令下注明擁有絕對執行權的吉隆坡市長一樣﹖

27 March 2008

YB Zulhasnan should be appointed as Menteri Undi Pos!

(Terjemahan ada berikut di bawah - 中文翻译,请看下面。)

Press release by Wee Choo Keong, MP for Wangsa Maju - Kuala Lumpur, 27 March 2008

Yesterday, an officer of the Minister of Federal Territory, YB Zulhasnan, contacted the secretariat of the 10 Wakil Rakyat (PKR, DAP & PAS) from Barisan Rakyat to inform that YB Zulhasnan wanted to meet us on 4th April 2008.

During the meeting of the 10 Wakil Rakyat on 25 March 2008, it had already been unanimously decided that we shall not entertain YB Zulhasnan as he is not a fit and proper person to be appointed Minister of Federal Territory, as he is the sole opposition MP in Kuala Lumpur.

Moreover, YB Zulhasnan relied solely on “Undi Pos” to win the Setiawangsa constituency. Therefore, he should be appointed as “Menteri Undi Pos!”

YB Zulhasnan, being the sole opposition MP in Kuala Lumpur, does not enjoy the support of the majority of the Wakil Rakyat in Kuala Lumpur. Therefore, there is no legitimacy for him to be appointed as the Minister of Wilayah Persekutuan. YB Zulhasnan is just a political appointee of the lame duck Prime Minister. Further more, under the Federal Capital Act the only person that has executive power in Kuala Lumpur is the Datuk Bandar Kuala Lumpur.

In the light of the above, I call upon the Prime Minister not to waste public fund by appointing a Minister of Federal Territory, who has no power whatsoever to do anything for the residents of Kuala Lumpur. Therefore, the lame Duck Prime Minister should immediately disband the post of Minister of Federal Territory in order to save money for the nation.

Wee Choo Keong

- Terjemahan oleh lin liani, exocet & bakaq a.k.a ~penarik beca - Ucapan ribuan terima kasih dari Wee Choo Keong -
YB Zulhasnan sepatutnya dilantik "Menteri Undi Pod!"

Kenyataan Akhbar oleh Wee Choo Keong, Ahli Parlimen Wangsa Maju - KL, 27 March 2008

Semalam, seorang pegawai daripada Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan, YB Zulhasnan menghubungi seketerariat 10 Wakil Rakyat (PKR, DAP & PAS) daripada Barisan Rakyat untuk menghubungi bahawa YB Zulhasnan berhasrat untuk menemui kami pada 4 April 2008.

Ketika pertemuan 10 Wakil Rakyat pada 25 Mac 2008, satu keputusan sebulat suara telah tercapai bahawa kami tidak akan melayan YB Zulhasnan kerana beliau tidak sesuai dan layak untuk dilantik sebagai Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan, satu-satunya Ahli Parlimen pembangkang di Kuala Lumpur.

Lebih-lebih lagi, YB Zulhasnan bergantung pada ‘Undi Pos’ untuk memenangi kawasan Setiawangsa. Oleh itu, beliau sepatutnya dilantik sebagai ‘Menteri Undi Pos!’.

YB Zulhasnan, satu-satunya Ahli Parlimen Pembangkang di Kuala Lumpur, tidak pun mendapat sokongan daripada majoriti Wakil Rakyat di Kuala Lumpur. Oleh itu, beliau tidak sesuai untuk dilantik sebagai Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan. YB Zulhasnan hanyalah sebagai pelantikan bersifat politik oleh Perdana Menteri. Tambahan, di bawah Akta Wilayah Persekutuan, satu-satunya orang yang mempunyai kuasa ekskutif di dalam Kuala Lumpur adalah Datuk Bandar Kuala Lumpur.

Atas kenyataan di atas, saya menyeru Perdana Menteri agar tidak membazir wang rakyat dengan melantik Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan yang tidak mempunyai sebarang kuasa terhadap penduduk Kuala Lumpur. Oleh yang demikian, Perdana Menteri sepatutnya memansuhkan jawatan Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan demi menjimatkan wang negara.

Wee Choo Keong


- 翻译员:angel_x , Wee Choo Keong 致于万二分谢意 -
尊貴的祖哈斯南國會議員應該被委任為[郵寄選票部長]﹗

黃朱強﹐吉隆坡旺沙馬珠國會議員新聞稿--三月二十七日

昨天﹐一位隸屬於聯邦直轄區部長的官員聯絡了人民陣線的十位反對黨人民代議士的秘書﹐通報說尊貴的祖哈斯南想要在2008年四月四日與我們會面。

我們十位反對黨人民代議士在25日舉行過的會議內﹐就已經一致決定不會與尊貴的祖哈斯南會面﹐因為作為吉隆坡唯一一位國陣議員﹐他根本不適合被委任為聯邦直轄區部長。

再說﹐ 尊貴的祖哈斯南是完全依靠郵寄選票來贏得史帝亞旺沙選區國會議席。因此﹐他應當被委任為[郵寄選票部長]﹗

尊貴的祖哈斯南﹐身為吉隆坡內唯一一名國陣國會議員﹐根本得不到多數人民代議士的支持。因此﹐委任他為聯邦直轄區部長根本是不合理的。尊貴的祖哈斯南只不過是瘸腳鴨首相的政治傀儡。另外﹐在聯邦直轄區法令下﹐唯一在吉隆坡市區內擁有執行權力的人是吉隆坡市長。

如以上所述﹐我呼籲首相不要浪費公款來委任一個完全沒有權力可言和沒有能力為吉隆坡居民謀求福利的聯邦直轄區部長。

因此﹐我們的瘸腳鴨首相應當馬上廢除此部長職位﹐來為國家節省財力。

黃朱強 上

26 March 2008

DBKL, stop harassing hawkers, petty traders, DBKL tenants and others!

(Terjemahan ada berikut di bawah - 中文翻译,请看下面。)

JOINT PRESS RELEASE OF THE 10 OPPOSITION MPs IN KUALA LUMPUR

The 10 opposition Members of Parliament (namely Bandar Tun Razak, Batu, Cheras, Wangsa Maju, Kepong, Titiwangsa, Lembah Pantai, Bukit Bintang, Segambut and Seputeh) met last night (25-03-08) at Federal Hotel. The following resolutions were unanimously resolved:

We, the 10 opposition Members of Parliament in Kuala Lumpur, note that two months prior to the 12th General Elections (GE) DBKL was very relax in taking actions against the hawkers, petty traders, DBKL tenants and others.

We also note that immediately after the completion of the 12th GE, resulting in the clear rejection of BN by the KL residents, DBKL swung into actions to victimize and/or punish the hawkers, petty traders and threaten to victimize and/or punish the DBKL tenants in the opposition held constituencies, for the miserable performance of BN in the GE.

We strongly condemn DBKL for involving itself in politics and taking such concerted actions to victimize and/or punish the hawkers, petty traders and DBKL tenants for exercising their democratic rights in the 12th GE to elect the 10 opposition MPs from PKR, DAP and PAS in Kuala Lumpur.

We call upon the Datuk Bandar Kuala Lumpur to immediately stop the political actions in victimizing and/or punishing the hawkers, petty traders and DBKL tenants for exercising their democratic to elect the MPs of their choice.

Dated 26th March 2008

Signed by:

YAB Tan Sri Abd Khalid Ibrahim
Ahli Parlimen Bandar Tun Razak

YB Dr Tan Seng Giaw
Ahli Parlimen Kepong

YB Tian Chua
Ahli Parlimen Batu

YB Wee Choo Keong
Ahli Parlimen Wangsa Maju

YB Dr Lo’ Lo’ Mohamad Ghazali
Ahli Parlimen Titiwangsa

YB Nurul Izzah Anwar
Ahli Parlimen Lembah Pantai

YB Theresa Kok
Ahli Parlimen Seputeh

YB Tan Kok Wai
Ahli Parlimen Cheras

YB Fong Kui Lun
Ahli Parlimen Bukit Bintang

YB Lim Lip Eng
Ahli Parlimen Segambut


- Terjemahan oleh anonymous daripada 27 March, 2008 02:06 - Ucapan ribuan terima kasih dari Wee Choo Keong -

Kenyataan Akhbar Bersama oleh 10 Ahli Parlimen Pembangkang di Kuala Lumpur:


10 Ahli Parlimen pembangkang telah bertemu di Hotel Federal semalam. Resolusi di bawah telah dipersetujui sebulat suara.

1. Dari permerhatian kita iaitu 10 Ahli Parlimen pembangkang di Kuala Lumpur, didapati bahawa 2 bulan sebelum PRU 12, DBKL amat bertolak-ansur/prihatin semasa mengambil tindakan terhadap penjaja, peniaga kecil, penyewa tapak DBKL dan sebagainya.

2.Kita mendapat sebaik sahaja selepas PRU 12 yang menunjukkan penolakan yang terang-terangan oleh warga KL terhadap BN dimana BN menunjukkan prestasi yang amat teruk, DBKL terus 'turun padang' untuk menganiaya/menghukum penjaja, peniaga kecil dan juga mengugut untuk menghukum penyewa tapak DBKL di kawasan Parlimen yang dimenangi pihak pembangkang.

3.Kita mengutuk sekeras-kerasnya tindakan DBKL yang melibatkan diri dalam politik secara terancang untuk menganiaya/menghukum penjaja, peniaga kecil dan penyewa tapak DBKL yang cuma menggunakan hak demokratik mereka dalam PRU 12 untik memilih 10 Ahli Parlimen pembangkang.

4.Kita menyeru Datuk Bandar Kuala Lumpur supaya menghentikan tindakan yang bermotifkan politik ini serta-merta dan tidak lagi menganiaya/menghukum penjaja, peniaga kecil dan penyewa tapak DBKL. Pemilihan Ahli Perlimen adalah hak demokratik mereka.

Tarikh 26th March 2008

Ditandatangani oleh :

YAB Tan Sri Abd Khalid Ibrahim
Ahli Parlimen Bandar Tun Razak

YB Dr Tan Seng Giaw
Ahli Parlimen Kepong

YB Tian Chua
Ahli Parlimen Batu

YB Wee Choo Keong
Ahli Parlimen Wangsa Maju

YB Dr Lo’ Lo’ Mohamad Ghazali
Ahli Parlimen Titiwangsa

YB Nurul Izzah Anwar
Ahli Parlimen Lembah Pantai

YB Theresa Kok
Ahli Parlimen Seputeh

YB Tan Kok Wai
Ahli Parlimen Cheras

YB Fong Kui Lun
Ahli Parlimen Bukit Bintang

YB Lim Lip Eng
Ahli Parlimen Segambut


- 翻译员:angel_x , Wee Choo Keong 致于万二分谢意 -
請吉隆坡市議會停止騷擾流動小販﹐攤販﹐租戶和其他人﹗

吉隆坡十位反對黨議員聯合新聞稿﹕

我們十名國會反對黨議員(來自 BANDAR TUN RAZAK﹐ BATU﹐ 蕉賴﹐旺沙馬珠﹐KEPONG﹐帝帝旺沙﹐ LEMBAH PANTAI﹐ 武及免登﹐適耕莊﹐士布爹選區)在昨夜(25/MARCH/2008)於聯邦酒店會面並一致通過以下決議﹕

我們﹐十名國會反對黨議員察覺到第十二屆全國大選開始的兩個月前﹐吉隆坡市議會似乎不常對流動小販等小生意人士進行取締行動。


我們發現當大選落幕時﹐當國陣被吉隆坡人民唾棄後﹐市議會因為國陣是次慘不忍睹的大選成勣馬上對小販採取行動兼威脅要對付座落在反對黨中選選區的本身租戶。

我們強烈譴責吉隆坡市議會干涉政治和用迫害和報復的方式來打擊人民履行民主政治的權力﹐尤其是在第十二屆大選時﹐投選出10名來自公正黨﹐行動黨和回教黨的反對黨議員﹐

我們呼籲吉隆坡市長即刻停止有關對小販和租戶等如同政治迫害的行為。

YAB Tan Sri Abd Khalid Ibrahim
Ahli Parlimen Bandar Tun Razak

YB Dr Tan Seng Giaw
Ahli Parlimen Kepong

YB Tian Chua
Ahli Parlimen Batu

YB Wee Choo Keong
Ahli Parlimen Wangsa Maju

YB Dr Lo’ Lo’ Mohamad Ghazali
Ahli Parlimen Titiwangsa

YB Nurul Izzah Anwar
Ahli Parlimen Lembah Pantai

YB Theresa Kok
Ahli Parlimen Seputeh

YB Tan Kok Wai
Ahli Parlimen Cheras

YB Fong Kui Lun
Ahli Parlimen Bukit Bintang

YB Lim Lip Eng
Ahli Parlimen Segambut

25 March 2008

12 BN ADUN signed allegiance to Sultan of Terengganu

Breaking News: 2.50 pm

Also, PAS ADUN are prepared to support the new MB, Kijal assembly person Ahmad Said, sworn in by DYMM Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, who is also the current Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

- 翻译员:angel_x , Wee Choo Keong 致于万二分谢意 -
12名國陣州議員宣誓對登州蘇丹效忠

下午二時五十分快報﹕

另一方面﹐回教黨州議員也準備支持由登嘉樓州蘇丹兼現任國家元首 米佔 再那 阿比丁 陛下欽定起加爾(KIJAL)州議員 阿末 沙希德為新任州務大臣

21 March 2008

Your MP's Question of the Week #1

(Terjemahan ada berikut di bawah - 中文翻译,请看下面。)

UPDATE, 28 March: To Anonymous of 23 March, 15:14 - Be informed that I have spoken to the Selangor Education Department in Shah Alam today. The person in charge promised to look into your 'complaint' and will be speaking to the headmaster concerned. The ministry further added that that kind of request is totally unacceptable and should not have happened. Thank you.

UPDATE:
Some pixs of the Jamuan Makan Malam at Taman Bunga Raya on 19 March 2008. To view, please click here.

Starting today, I will be writing a weekly 'blog-lumn' (as in a newspaper's weekly column) called Your MP's Question of the Week.

The questions I will be asking in this blog-lumn will usually be in reference to issues which are of public or national interest.

I hope they will be interesting enough to generate a discussion of some sort regarding the topic and for me to gauge the response that would be forthcoming from my readers. This will, in a way, help me in my parliamentary work when the session begins soon.

Your feedback for this week's inaugural question is most welcome. Please participate in the discussion responsibly. Thank you.

Your MP's Question of the Week #1 is :

Should Badawi’s administration use taxpayers’ money to grant more subsidy to AirAsia, and, also build a bigger airport for its exclusive use as planned so that AirAsia can effectively compete with our national carrier, MAS, in the fastest time possible?

- Terjemahan oleh buaya69 - Ucapan ribuan terima kasih dari Wee Choo Keong -
Soalan Mingguan MP Anda

Mulai hari ini (21 Mac 2008), saya memperkenalkan 'Blog-lumn' mingguan saya (seperti mana column/rencana mingguan dalam suratkhabar). Blog-lumn ini akan dikenali sebagai Soalan Mingguan MP Anda.

Persoalan yang saya akan bentangkan dalam blog-lumn ini lebih kepada isu-isu yang mempunyai kepentingan negara ataupun rakyat.

Saya berharap persoalan-persoalan dalam blog-lumn akan membangkitkan perbincangan bernas daripada para pembaca blog ini, seterusnya membolehkan saya mendekati pendapat-pendapat pembaca. Semua ini, sedikit sebanyak akan menolong dalam menjalankan tugas parlimen saya (sebagai wakil rakyat) apabila parlimen bersidang kelak.

Pendapat anda untuk persoalan minggu ini amat dialu-alukan. Harap semua memberi pendapat secara ikhlas dan penuh tanggungjawab. Sekian, terimakasih.

Soalan Mingguan MP Anda #1 ialah :

Patutkah kerajaan dibawah pimpinan Abdullah Badawi memberi lebih subsidi kepada AirAsia, dan juga untuk membolehkannya membina sebuah lapangan terbang untuk kegunaannya sahaja (secara eksklusif) dengan menggunakan wang rakyat (daripada kutipan cukai)? Tidakkah ini secara langsung membolehkan AirAsia untuk bertanding dengan MAS, syarikat pernerbangan negara, dalam masa yang paling singkat?

- 翻译员:angel_x , Wee Choo Keong 致于万二分谢意 -
阿強每週一問 #1

從今天起﹐我將會開始連載一個部落格專欄(就跟報紙雜誌的一樣)叫做[阿強每週一問]

我在這個專欄內所提出的問題通常是環繞在公眾和國家利益等課題。

我希望他們(讀者﹖)會對我的問題產生興趣並激發網上討論。這樣能讓我評估讀者的反應﹐這也將會當來臨的國會開會時對我的國會議程有所幫助。

您對這星期的問題的意見是最珍貴的。請以負責任的態度參與討論。謝謝。

這星期的[您的議員每週問題]是﹕

[巴達威政權是否應該繼續動用納稅人的錢來給予亞洲航空更多津貼﹐ 和為它建造更大的專屬飛機場以便最快時間內讓亞航能更有效的和我們的國家航空公司馬航競爭﹖]

19 March 2008

Press Release by Wee Choo Keong, MP for Wangsa Maju

(Terjemahan ada berikut di bawah - 中文翻译,请看下面。)


19th March, 2008
, KL

THE NEW ECONOMIC POLICY – “NEP”

THE NEW DEVELOPMENT POLICY – “NDP”

I fully support the New Economic Policy (NEP), which was introduced by the BN Government in 1971 to promote growth with equity with the objective of fostering national unity among the various races. The main noble objectives of NEP were:

1. To reduce and eventually eradicate poverty by raising income levels and increasing employment opportunities for all Malaysians, irrespective of race; and

2. Accelerate the process of restructuring Malaysian society to correct economic imbalances so as to reduce and eventually eliminate the identification of race with economic function.

The NEP was supposed to have expired in 1991 (after 20 years). However, the above objectives have not been strictly adhered to by the BN government.

The NEP recognized that the restructuring of society to correct imbalances was to be achieved by undertaking “within the context of a rapidly growing economy which offers increasing opportunities for all Malaysians. This was considered essential for ensuring that the distribution of income, employment and ownership would be implemented smoothly, without making any particular group feel a sense of loss or deprivation.

Obviously, the NEP has failed miserably because less than 10% of the Bumiputras benefited from the NEP. To put it bluntly, only the UMNOputras or those connected directly or indirectly to the UMNOputras are the beneficiaries of the NEP.

In 1991, after a good 20 years the BN government had failed to eradicate poverty as intended under the NEP, the BN Government had to come out with another policy called the New Development Policy (NDP), which was actually an extension of the NEP. The NDP was supposed to build upon the so-called achievements during the NEP (i.e. 1971 – 1991) “to accelerate the process of eradicating poverty and restructuring society so as to correct social and economic imbalances”.

According to the spirit of NDP, “National unity remains the ultimate goal of socio-economic development because of a united society is fundamental to the promotion of social and political stability and sustained development.”

The NDP further stressed that “Development policies and strategies under the NDP take cognizance of the diversities of Malaysians – ethnic, linguistic, cultural and religious as well as regional – so that harmonious, tolerant and dynamic society could progressively created.”

It is also the policy of BN Government that the “NDP will continue with the efforts to correct economic imbalances to create a more just, united, peaceful and prosperous society. To this end, more effective effort will be made to reduce poverty, irrespective of race, as well as to restructure society so as to achieve an equitable distribution in the context of a healthy and sustained economic growth.”

It is most unfortunately that eradication of poverty was never the priority of the BN, especially UMNO, the BN leaders have lost focus and poverty in the Malay community or the Chinese or Indian community for that matter was not eradicated as originally targeted.

In fact, in year 2008, some 27 years after the inception of NEP and 17 years after NDP, the poor Malays, Chinese and Indians remain poorer. The rich and powerful UMNOputras got richer and more powerful. In short, the NEP and NDP have been abused by the UMNOputras at the expense of the ordinary Malays. I would go further to state that the above noble spirits and objectives of the NEP and NDP have been rendered meaningless by the UMNOputras.

We need not go further to illustrate the abused of the NEP and NDP. Just look at these three classic cases below:

i. where a young Malay boy of about 30 years, who was known to be unemployed but with strong political connections with high ranking UMNOputra, was known to have owned RM200 million worth of shares in a company;

ii. the “AP Kings” cases where several hundred thousand of APs were given to a few Malay individuals, who were closely connected to the UMNOputras; and

iii. the late Zakaria Md Deros, who was just a gate keeper for Kerataapi Tanah Melayu, and after joining UMNO he became super rich and he was able to build a “palace” with 21 toilets in Klang without Majlis Perbandaran’s approval.

The lists of the abused of the NEP and NDP by the UMNOputras are inexhaustive.

When it suits the UMNOputras, they we will just wheel out the NEP/NDP and make their battle cry that our Malay brothers and sisters needed to be protected. If one were to carefully examine the current economic cakes and one will come to the conclusion that more than 30% of many economic sectors are dominated by a less than 10% of Malays, who are either UMNOputras or directly or indirectly connected with UMNOputras. For example, 95% of the financial institutions have been owned and controlled by only a few percent of Malays, who are the UMOputras or connected to the UMNOputras.

It is clear that the NEP/NDP have failed totally and the majority of the Malays have now realized that the NEP/NDP have been abused by the UMNOputras to benefit only a handful of politically connected individuals.

Our Malay, Chinese and Indian brothers and sisters have spoken out loud and clear in the recent 2008 12th General Election, which have resulted in the BN losing its 2/3 majority in Parliament and control of Penang, Selangor, Perak, Kedah and Wilayah Persekutuan.

I call upon the BN government to review the NEP/NDP by setting as new condition whereby qualification for assistance under the NEP/NDP is by way of mean test and not based on race. Mean test is the best yard stick to determine whether or not a person is entitled to receive the assistance and benefits under the NEP/NDP and this will no doubt put an instant stop to the abuse of the NEP/NDP by the UMNOputras. Thereafter, we will see the actual eradication of poverty in all communities and real restructuring of Malaysian society to correct the economic imbalances, without making any particular community feel a sense of deprivation.

Wee Choo Keong

- Terjemahan oleh lin liani - Ucapan ribuan terima kasih dari Wee Choo Keong -

DASAR EKONOMI BARU - DEB

DASAR PEMBANGUNAN BARU - DPB

Saya menyokong penuh Dasr Ekonomi Baru (DEB) yang telah diperkenalkan oleh Kerajaan BN pada tahun 1971 untuk meningkatkan ekuiti bersama dalam objektif memelihara perpaduan nasional antara kaum yang berlainan. Objektif utama dalam NEP adalah:

1. Untuk mengurangkan dan membasmi kemiskinan dengan meningkatkan kadar pendapatan dan menambahkan peluang pekerjaan kepada semua rakyat Malaysia tanpa mengira kaum: dan

2. Mempercepatkan proses penyusunan semula masyarakat Malaysia untuk memperbetulkan ketidakseimbangan ekonomi lalu mengurangkan dan menghapuskan pengenalpastian kaum dalam bidang ekonomi.

DEB yang sepatutnya berakhir pada tahun 1991 (selepas 20 tahun). Bagaimanapun,objektif di atas tidak dipatuhi secara berkesan oleh kerajaan BN.

DEB diperkenalkan untuk penyusunan semula masyarakat dalam usaha memperbetulkan keseimbangan agar boleh tercapai dengan menekankan konteks pertumbuhan ekonomi yang pesat, menawarkan peluang yang lebih banyak kepada semua rakyat Malaysia. Ia mengambilkira dengan memastikan bahawa pembahagian pendapaan, pekerjaan dan hak pemilikkan dilaksanakan secara lancar tanpa mewujudkan kumpulan-kumpulan tertentu yang terasa kehilangan atau terpinggir.

Ternyata, DEB telah gagal kerana kurang daripada 10% kaum Bumiputra yang mendapat faedah daripadanya. Tanpa selindung lagi, hanya UMNOputra atau sesiapa yang mempunyai kaitan langsung atau tidak langsung dengan UMNOputra yang memperolehi faedah DEB.

Pada tahun 1991, selepas 20 tahun, kerajaan BN gagal membasmi kemiskinan seperti yang yang diharapkan di bawah DEB, kerajaan BN memperkenalkan pula dasar lain yang dikenali sebagai Dasar Pembangunan Baru (DPB) yang bertujuan untuk menyambung DEB. DPB sepatutnya digunakan untuk memperolehi pencapaian dalam tempoh DEB (1971-1991) iaitu ‘ mempercepatkan proses pembasmian kemiskinan dan penyusunan semula masyarakat dalam usaha memperseimbangi masyarakat dan ekonomi’.

Di bawah semangat DPB,’Perpaduan nasional kekal sebagai matlamat utama dalam pembangunan social-ekonomi kerana perpaduan masyarakat adalah untuk meningkatkan kestabilan social dan politik serta mengekalkan pembangunan.’

DPB seterusnya menekankan bahawa ‘Dasar pembangunan dan strategi di bawah DPB mengambil kira kepelbagaian antara rakyat Malaysia – etnik, bahasa, kebudayaan dan agama di samping kedudukan daerah – agar masyarakat yang berharmoni, toleransi dan dinamik makin dapat diwujudkan.

Ia juga menjadi dasar kerajaan BN bahawa ‘ DPB akan diteruskan dalam usaha memperbetulkan keseimbangan ekonomi agar melahirkan masyarakat yang adil, bersatupadu, aman dan makmur. Hasilnya, usaha lebih berkesan akan dapat dilakukan untuk mengurangkan kemiskinan, tanpa mengira kaum, di samping menyusun semula masyarakat dan membolehkan pencapaian kesamarataan pembahagian dalam konteks pertumbuhan ekonomi yang sihat dan kekal.

Adalah malang sekali bahawa usaha pembasmian kemsikinan tidak pernah menjadi keutamaan bagi BN, terutama sekali UMNO, pucuk pimpinan BN yang hilang focus dan kemiskinan dalam masyarakat Melayu, Cina atau India dalam soal ini tidak pernah dibasmikan seperti yang disasarkan pada asalnya.

Malahan, pada tahun 2008, 27 tahun selepas perlaksanaan DEB dan 17 tahun selepas DPB, masyarakat kaum Melayu, Cina dan India yang miskin tetap hidup dalam keadaan miskin. UMNOputra yang kaya menjadi lebih kaya dan berkuasa. Dalam tempoh yang singkat, DEB dan DPB telah disalahgunakan oleh UMNOputra. Saya akan membuat kenyataan mengenai objektif dan semangat DEB dan DPB ini yang tidak mendatangkan pengertian bagi UMNOputra.

Kita tidak perlu menjelaskan dengan lebih lanjut mengenai penyalahgunaan DEB dan DPB. Tetapi hanya perlu melihat pada tiga kes di bawah:

1. Seorang anak Melayu yang berusia lebih kurang 30 tahun yang dikatakan mempunyai hubungan rapat dengan dunia politik dan mempunyai ranking tinggi dalam UMNOputra telah berjaya memiliki RM200 juta saham dalam sebuah syarikat;

2. Kes ‘AP King’ yang telah memberikan ratusan ribu AP kepada beberapa individu Melayu yang mempunyai hubungan rapat dengan UMNOputra; dan

3. Allahyarham Zakaria Md Deros, yang pernah menjadi ‘penjaga pagar’ Kereta Api Tanah Melayu, dan kemudian menyertai UMNO menjadi kaya raya dan mampu membina ‘istana’ yang mengandungi 21 buah tandas di Klang tanpa persetujuan Majlis Perbandaran.

Senarai penyalahgunan DEB dan DPB oleh UMNOputra cukup menyeluruh.

Apabila aduan dikemukakan kepada UMNOputra, mereka akan cuba berdolak dalih kononnya DEB/DPB akan terus mereka perjuangkan demi melindungi keperluan kaum Melayu. Melihat dengan teliti pembahagian ekonomi terkini akan mendapati bahawa lebih 30% dalam sector ekonomi adalah didominasi oleh kurang daripada 10% kaum Melayu yang sama mempunyai kaitan langsung atau tidak langsung dengan UMNOputra. Sebagai contoh, 95% daripda insititusi kewangan telah dimiliki dan dikuasai oleh hanya beberapa peratus kaum Melayu yang terdiri daripada UMNOputra atau mempunyai kaitan rapat dengan UMNOputra.

Ini adalah jelas bahawa DEB/DPB telah gagal sepenuhnya dan majoriti daripada kaum Melayu kini telah sedari DEB/DPB telah disalahgunakan oleh UMNOputra yang hanya mendatangkan faedah kepada individu-individu yang mempunyai kaitan langsung dengan politik.

Kaum Melayu, Cina dan India telah bersuara langtang dan jelas dalam pilihan raya umum ke 12 tahun 2008 kali ini yang menunjukkan BN kalah 2/3 majoriti dalam Parilimen dan gagal mengekalkan pemerintahaan di Pulau Pinang, Selangor, Perak, Kedah dan Wilayah Persekutuan.

Saya menggesa kerajaan BN agar merombak semula DEB/DPB dengan menetapkan syarat baru mengenai kelayakan memberi bantuan di bawah DEB/DPB adalah berdasarkan keperluan dan bukan berasaskan kaum. Keperluan adalah ukuran yang paling baik untuk menentukan sama ada seseorang itu berhak menerima bantuan dan faedah di bawah dasar ini. Dan tidak dinafikan ia perlu dihentikan segera mengenai penyalahgunaan UMNOputra ke atas DEB/DPB ini. Hasilnya, kita akan dapat melihat pembasmian kemiskinan yang sebenar dalam semua peringkat masyarakat kita dan penyusunan semula Masyarakat Malaysia yang sebetul-betulnya dalam mengimbangi ekonomi tanpa menyebabkan kaum-kaum yang tertentu terasa terpinggir.

Wee Choo Keong


- 翻译员:Yet Ling & angel_x,Wee Choo Keong 致于万二分谢意 -
新經濟政策
新發展政策

我完全支持國陣政府於1971年推行,以促進各族公平發展及國民團結的新經濟政策。這些崇高的目標概括:

1通過提高全民收入、增加就業機會來降低、繼而消除貧窮;

2. 加速重組社會過程以調整經濟失衡問題,進而淡化以種族作為區分經濟領域及功能的界線。

實施了 20年的新經濟政策本於1991年屆滿,不過,國陣並沒有嚴格遵循新經濟目標。

新經濟政策認同要重組社會以消除失衡,可以通過“迅速發展經濟以提供更多機會予全民”的策略。這是為了確保財富、就業機會以及擁有權可以公平分配,不造成任何種族有被剝削的失落感。

很明顯的,新經濟政策慘痛失敗,僅有少于十巴仙的土著從中受惠。說得更直接一些,唯有“巫統權貴”以及有裙帶關係者才是新經濟政策的受益者。

至直1991年,經過20年的歲月,國陣在沒有履行消除貧窮的目標之際,而又推出了和新經濟政策如出一轍的“新發展政策”。 “新發展政策”原為建立於新經濟政策的成功基礎上──加速消除貧窮及重組社會以調整社會及經濟失衡問題。

根據新發展政策的精神,“全民團結依然是社會經濟發展的終極目標,因為一個團結的社會是促進社會及政治穩定及永續發展的基石。

新發展政策繼而強調“新發展政策包容大馬人民的差異──種族、語言、文化、宗教以及區域─以建造和諧、寬容及具活力的社會。

國陣的政策亦認同新發展政策繼續努力于調整經濟失衡以建立一個公正、和平及繁榮的社會。政府會更有效地,不分種族以減低貧窮,重組社會,在穩健及持續的經濟發展中達致財富公平分配。

非常遺憾的,消除貧窮並非是國陣首要的事,尤其是巫統及國陣領袖已分心,原本要為巫裔、印裔或華裔消除貧窮的目標也不復存在。

其實在2008, 即新經濟政策推行了 27 年及新發展政策實施了17年的當兒,原本貧窮的馬來人、華人及印度人更窮了;而聚財富權利於一身的巫統權貴更甚於過去。簡短來說,新經濟政策及新發展政策被巫統權貴濫用而殃及一般的馬來人。說得更嚴重一些,新經濟政策及新發展政策的崇高精神與目標已被巫統權貴搞得蕩然無存。

新經濟政策及新發展政策遭濫之事毋須贅言,請看以三個典型例子:

1.據知,一個30歲的無業馬來青年因和巫統權貴有政治關係而坐擁價值兩億令吉的公司股票。

2.“AP 的個案,數以萬計的AP只分發給數位和巫統權貴有關係的馬來人。

3.本是大馬鐵道局看守人的已故查卡利惹加入巫統後飛黃騰達,在沒有獲得巴生議會批準下建造一座有21間廁所的“王宮”

新經濟政策及新發展政策被濫用的例子數之不清。

當情況利於巫統權貴時,他們會祭出新經濟政策並吶喊說馬來同胞需要保護。如果細心觀察當前經濟蛋糕,你會發現超過30%的經濟領域控制在10%巫統權貴的手中。同樣的,這一小撮人也控制了95%的金融機構。。

顯然的,新經濟政策及新發展政策徹底失敗,許多馬來人認清了這兩項政策被巫統權貴濫用,而受益者僅是和權貴有裙帶關係者。

巫裔、華裔及印裔兄弟姐妹在剛過的大選中嗆聲,因而導致國陣在國會失三分二多數議席,也同時失去檳城、吉打、雪州、霹靂及聯邦直轄區的控制權。

在此,我呼吁國陣重新檢討新經濟政策及新發展政策,讓受惠資格取決于“經濟能力測試”,而非以種族作考量。“經濟能力測試”是最好的準繩,它確定一個人是否應該在新經濟政策及新發展政策下獲得資助。這樣一來,這兩項政策不再被巫統貴權濫用。我們將看到所有族群的貧窮得以消除,而非讓某一族群感到被剝削。

黃朱強

17 March 2008

A promise honoured & An invitation to jamuan makan malam

(Terjemahan ada berikut di bawah - 中文翻译,请看下面。)

Two items in this post today ...


The first item is about this sms which reached me on 25 February:
" Bakal. Yb mr wee. kiranya menangh di w. maju saya ingin menyumbang beras 30 pack kpd mr wee utk diberi kpd org miskin dikawasan kita. selamat berjuang. - En Sabarudin "

Then on 14 March this sms arrived:
" Yb Wee, dimana opis yb? Kerana saya nak hantar beras 30 pack utk dibahagi kpd org miskin kawasan w.maju seperti saya janji kiranya yb wee menang w.maju. - Dari sabarudin b.hamzah
w.maju "

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Encik Sabarudin Bin Hamzah from the bottom of my heart for his generosity and kindness. I would also like to add that it's quite rare in these days for people to honour their words even though some may be super-rich but Encik Sabarudin, I guess, is different. I salute you, sir.

I would like to welcome suggestions from Wangsa Maju-ians as to how the 30 packs of rice can be distributed to the poor. Please help me and I sincerely look forward to your suggestions. Thank you.
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The second item is regarding an occasion for me to honour and thank my fellow election workers and voters of Wangsa Maju for your efforts in helping me win the Wangsa Maju parliamentary seat.

Like I said before, I could never have achieved the success we have today without your help and support.

I look forward to interacting with all of you and touch base further. Please come and bring your family and friends, too. Thank you. See you on 19 March, okay.

Items on the menu will include satay, lamb curry, fried rice, others and drinks.

Jamuan Makan Malam untuk Jentera Pilihanraya
PKR, PAS & MDP, Penyokong-Penyokong
dan Pengundi-Pengundi Wangsa Maju


19hb Mac
Mulai pukul 8.00 malam


- Padang Main di Lorong Mahsuri 1 -
Taman Bunga Raya, Setapak


Sila hadir dengan keluarga dan kawan2 anda.
Marilah kita berjumpa pada malam 19hb!
Terima kasih.


- Terjemahan oleh MissN78@gmail.com - Ucapan ribuan terima kasih dari Wee Choo Keong -
Janji yang telah ditepati dan jemputan untuk jamuan makan malam

Dua perkara pada hari ini ...

Perkara pertama adalah mengenai sms yang telah saya terima pada 25 Februari :
" Bakal. Yb mr wee. kiranya menangh di w. maju saya ingin menyumbang beras 30 pack kpd mr wee utk diberi kpd org miskin dikawasan kita. selamat berjuang. - En Sabarudin "

Kemudian, pada 14 Mac, sms ini menyusuli :
" Yb Wee, dimana opis yb? Kerana saya nak hantar beras 30 pack utk dibahagi kpd org miskin kawasan w.maju seperti saya janji kiranya yb wee menang w.maju. - Dari sabarudin b.hamzah
w.maju "

Saya ingin mengambil kesempatan ini untuk mengucapkan ribuan terima kasih kepada En Sabarudin Bin Hamzah kerana keikhlasan dan kemurahan hatinya. Saya juga ingin menambah bahawa perkara seperti ini sudah jarang berlaka pada masa kini untuk seseorang itu menepati janjinya walaupun dari kalangan berada, akan tetapi En Sabarudin, pada fikiran saya, adalah seorang yang istimewa. Saya amat menghormati anda.

Saya juga mengalu-alukan cadangan dari semua 'rakyat' Wangsa Maju untuk mengemukakan cadangan bagaimana kita dapat mengagihkan 30 pek beras ini kepada golongan miskin. Bantuan dan cadangan yang anda berikan amatlah saya hargai. Terima kasih.

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Perkara kedua adalah mengenai jamuan yang akan saya adakan untuk menghargai segala bantuan yang telah diberikan oleh rakan-rakan yang telah bersama-sama membantu semasa pilihanraya yang lalu dan juga pengundi Wangsa Maju yang banyak berusaha dalam membantu saya sehingga memenangi kerusi Parlimen untuk kawasan Wangsa Maju.

Seperti yang telah saya katakan , saya tidak akan mencapai kejayaan seperti hari ini tanpa bantuan dan sokongan anda semua.

Saya amat berbesar hati untuk bersama-sama dengan anda semua untuk mengenali anda secara lebih mendalam. Sila datang beramai-ramai bersama rakan dan juga ahli keluarga. Terima kasih. Semoga dapat berjumpa anda semua pada 19 Mac ini.

Menu yang akan disajikan adalah sate, kari kambing, nasi goreng, minuman dan lain-lain.

Jamuan Makan Malam untuk Jentera Pilihanraya
PKR, PAS & MDP, Penyokong-Penyokong
dan Pengundi-Pengundi Wangsa Maju


19hb Mac
Mulai pukul 8.00 malam


- Padang Main di Lorong Mahsuri 1 -
Taman Bunga Raya, Setapak


Sila hadir dengan keluarga dan kawan2 anda.
Marilah kita berjumpa pada malam 19hb!
Terima kasih.


- 翻译员:angel_x (isaaxhiew@hotmail.com),Wee Choo Keong 致于万二分谢意 -
今天有兩件事要告訴大家 。。。

第一件事是關於一個在二月二十五日傳給我的短訊﹐ 裡面是說某位叫沙巴魯丁的善翁願意在我當選為議員後報效30袋白米給我﹐用來捐給旺沙馬珠的貧苦居民。

到後來在三月十四日時﹐這位人士又傳短訊給我﹐問我的辦事處在何處﹐因他想履行諾言﹐ 報效30袋白米給我。

我想借此機會來感謝 沙巴魯丁 賓 哈慕查先生 的大方善舉。 我也想要指出的是﹐這年頭能言出必行之人已不多見了﹐即使是大富大貴者如 沙巴魯丁先生那樣﹐是一位與眾不同的人。我向您致敬。

我也歡迎旺沙馬珠居民給予如何發放這批白米給窮人的建議。請幫助我﹐我會等候你們的意見。謝謝。

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第二件事是關於我想主辦一個小餐會來慰勞我的競選團員們﹐和感謝旺沙馬珠區選民們的委託和錯愛導致我的國會議席勝選。

就如我說過的﹐沒有你們的幫助與支持﹐我是不可能成功的。

我盼望與你們交流互動。歡迎你們把家人朋友一起帶來賞光出席。謝謝大家。十九日見﹐ OK。

菜單會有沙爹﹐羊肉咖哩﹐炒飯等其他美食和飲料。

Jamuan Makan Malam untuk Jentera Pilihanraya
PKR, PAS & MDP, Penyokong-Penyokong
dan Pengundi-Pengundi Wangsa Maju


19hb Mac
Mulai pukul 8.00 malam


- Padang Main di Lorong Mahsuri 1 -
Taman Bunga Raya, Setapak


Sila hadir dengan keluarga dan kawan2 anda.
Marilah kita berjumpa pada malam 19hb!
Terima kasih.

15 March 2008

Calling all Wangsa Maju-ians to look out for suspicious characters and suspected criminals!

(中文翻译,请看下面。)

After I got back from my trip, I am saddened to learn that 2 of our residents in Wangsa Maju are victims of car thefts.

My sympathy goes to Ms Siew Ping Ping and Encik Junaidy's father.

I have since contacted Chief Inspector Tuan Mispani concerning the 2 cases and he has given his assurance that the matter will be urgently looked into. Tuan Mispani has also agreed to step up surveillance of the hot spots.

I would like to take this opportunity to appeal to all Wangsa Maju-ians to help cooperate with the police by reporting any suspicious character or suspected criminal near or within your vicinity. The Wangsa Maju police station telephone number is 03-4149 2222.

As I see it, fighting crime in our constituency should be a joint effort between our police and our residents. So let us 'declare war' against the perpetrators of crimes in Wangsa Maju from this day onward. Let us work together to help make Wangsa Maju a safer place for us and our families.

Please continue to leave a comment on this blog or email me at weeck@streamyx.com every time a crime has taken place in Wangsa Maju so that I can follow up with the police regarding the matter.

Thank you.

- 翻译员:angel_x , Wee Choo Keong 致于万二分谢意 -
呼籲全體旺沙馬珠居民留意可疑人物和嫌犯﹗

自我回來以後﹐我對兩位旺沙馬珠居民成為偷車事件受害者感到哀傷。

我對 SIEW PING PING 小姐 和 JUNAIDY 先生的父親表示慰問。

我已就上述兩宗案件與 TUAN MISPANI 總警長取得聯繫。他保證將會徹查此事。 TUAN MISPANI 也同意加強監督一些犯罪黑區。

我想借此機會來呼籲全體旺沙馬珠居民以投報任何可疑人物的方式來與警方合作。

旺沙馬珠警局的電話號碼是 03-4149 2222。

我認為﹐在此選區進行打擊犯罪活動應該由當地居民與警方共同合作。讓我們今天開始向歹徒宣戰。為了我們的家人﹐讓我們一起努力把旺沙馬珠區打造成一個安全的居住環境。

每當罪案發生時請在此部落格留言或傳電郵到weeck@streamyx.com 給我, 好讓我能夠與警方跟進案件。

12 March 2008

Away and on the road

My dear brothers and sisters,

Let me assure you I am here to serve.

This blog serves as a platform for us to connect and engage and it will help us tremendously with the work we need to do in Wangsa Maju.

Yes, I do read your comments when time permit. And as I have said before, I would have wished it humanly possible to reply to every comment given our 24-hour-day capsule that also have continuous renewing work and commitments coming on stream.

Please understand and keep talking. It's through our talk that we get to know issues and we can prioritize accordingly.

Be informed that I will be maintaining blog silence until the weekend. I will be travelling and be away on other matters.

Thank you and God bless you.

Wee Choo Keong

11 March 2008

Photographs for Order

Dear Friends and Supporters,

For those of you who have expressed the wish to order photographs of our campaign activites, please click on the link to view them here. Thank you.





1 police personnel to every 4,400 Wangsa Maju-ians

I was at the Wangsa Maju police station this morning as our first step in looking into the security problem in the constituency. Below is the full report in Malaysiakini:

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Wangsa Maju: Reality check in curbing crime
Fauwaz Abdul Aziz | Mar 11, 08 3:24pm

There is just one police personnel for every 4,400 people in the Wangsa Maju parliamentary constituency in Kuala Lumpur - a finding that has left newly-minted MP Wee Choo Keong shell-shocked.

He visited the Wangsa Maju police station this morning, as part of his post-election rounds, to bring up security issues as these have been at the top of voter concerns.

Wee, the secretary-general of the Malaysians Democratic Party, had contested the seat under the PKR.

Inquiring into the rise in crime in the constituency over the past several years and action being taken to reduce the rate, Wee said he was in turn asked what actions he had in mind given the dire lack of resources and personnel.

“I was told there are 68 police personnel in charge of Wangsa Maju. This means every police personnel has to take care of 4,400 residents. I find this completely unacceptable!” he said when contacted after his meeting.

There are about 300,000 residents in Wangsa Maju currently, but the number is expected to rise to more than 400,000 over the next decade.

Wee said he has not met with the Setapak district police chief or other senior police officers as his purpose this morning was to meet with the lower- and middle-ranking officers.

When he asked what has prevented a larger intake of recruits, Wee said he was again shocked to hear the reason for the poor response among young Malaysians to a career in the police force.

“Some personnel have a basic salary of only RM800 a month. No wonder nobody wants to join the police force. How can you survive with only RM800 a month, especially in the Federal Territory!” he exclaimed.

“This will be something I will bring up with the district police chief and hope it will be brought up to the Inspector-General of Police.”

Crime in Setapak district, which encompasses Wangsa Maju, has reportedly soared in recent years, although the crime rate has generally risen nationwide.

Analysts have cited the crime rate and economic hardship as among key reasons for the Barisan Nasional’s (BN) electoral setback, with only 140 of its parliamentary candidates winning in the 12th general election last Saturday.

Opposition candidates, meanwhile, had their best-ever showing, capturing 82 seats in Parliament and denying the BN retention of its two-thirds majority.

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Former Port Klang state assemblyman Zakaria Md Deros dies

Breaking News from TheStar Online: He died after suffering a heart attack early Tuesday morning. You can read more here.

10 March 2008

BSKL suspended until further notice

BREAKING NEWS! 3.43 pm

In 1998/99 BURSA SAHAM KL introduced the "Circuit Breaker" where if there is a drop of 10% of the index the circuit breaker will trigger and the BSKL will suspend trading. Today the BSKL circuit breaker did trigger when the index dropped by 130 points and the BSKL was suspended until further notice. This is the first time that the BSKL was suspended since the circuit breaker was introduced.

This is a very clear sign that the investors have lost confidence in the BN government where the PM, Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi hung on to office when BN, under his his premiership has lost many parliamentary and state seats, and more importantly lost 4 States to the Barisan Rakyat component parties.


As an MP for Wangsa Maju I call upon PM, Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi to resign immediately to save the country from diaster and overcome the crisis of confidence. The Malaysian people from all walks of life have spoken out loud and clear and the PM must listen and step down immediately.

Wee Choo Keong

A new beginning for Wangsa Maju

UPDATE 7.00 pm: It's confirmed I have secured an appointment with the Chief Inspector of Wangsa Maju police station at 11.30 am tomorrow (11 March) to discuss the security issue in the constituency

My brothers and sisters,

After some much-needed rest, I am glad that I am now back on my feet again - ready to serve.

But first thing first, a big thank you for all your support to help get me into parliament. I am now your Ahli Parliament Wangsa Maju. Walk with me. Our journey has just begun!

Your interest will always come first. Your voice will be my voice. Your fight will be my fight. I will serve Wangsa Maju without fear and favour - so help me God.

Brothers and sisters, please give me some time to set up my new abode in Wangsa Maju. I will have to review our constituency's need and see where would be the most ideal place to locate our bilek gerakan or nerve center to serve Wangsa Maju effectively. So please bear with me okay.

By the way, here's a little aside news. I was privy to information that almost all the major newspapers in the country had been booked by the Barang Naik party to advertise their congratulatory messages on 09 March to celebrate their victory. But the spaces booked were apparently cancelled at the last minute on Friday 07 because they heard Barang Naik party was going to lose big time! Boy, were they right.

The wind of change has blown and it will continue to blow until every specter of racism, injustice and corruption in our country is cleared.

The rakyat has spoken. The rakyat is the boss. The rakyat will call the shots. The rakyat will take back control from the arrogant, the corrupt and the hypocrites.

Walk with me my brothers and sisters. With about 60,000 of you registered voters behind me, we cannot fail!

Our first item on our agenda is the security situation of Wangsa Maju. I will be meeting up with the OCPD of Wangsa Maju soon to urge him to give this item first priority. Then I will seek the commitment of the IGP on same. Then I will take our case to Parliament to make this issue into a national agenda. Wangsa Maju will lead the way.

The second item on our agenda in Parliament will be our judiciary. We need to fix it urgently as you have seen how our judges have been influenced and controlled by businessmen and lawyers.

Until and unless our judiciary is clean, independent and incorruptible the rakyat will never enjoy full freedom and democracy. The rakyat will not have their protection of last-resort. This will never do. Justice is not for the rich only but also for the poor and the down-trodden - the ordinary rakyat.

Justice is a right, not a privilege. Justice can never be held ransom. Justice is not for sale in the supermarket.

Walk with me Wangsa Maju. Interesting times are ahead for the better. Should you have issues that I should bring up in parliament on your behalf, please feel free to leave me a comment. I need inputs from you.

Thank you and have a good day.

09 March 2008

Wangsa Maju, you won!

It's your victory, Wangsa Maju. Celebrate it. I am not important. What we do together is. Walk with me. It's your trust, support and vote that made all the difference. yang Berkhidmat will remain as yang Berkhidmat ... serving with humility always.

Update 09 March, 11.35 pm : Wangsa Maju rakyat are a fortunate lot. You even have this blog watching out for you. I just hope my best is good enough. The link is here.


















08 March 2008

Wangsa Maju Poll Results Live!

Wee Choo Keong has requested that the results for Wangsa Maju be posted on this blog on his behalf as they become available ...

UPDATE 11.00 pm: Wee Choo Keong has asked that this statement be posted on his behalf: "Wangsa Maju has won! The rakyat of Wangsa Maju is more important than I am. I only represent their voices in and out of parliament. I will serve them as I have promised. Wangsa Maju-ians, please give me some time to prepare my proper Thank You statement. Ribuan terima kasih, dan selamat malam!"

UPDATE 10.45 pm: "PKR Wee Choo Keong wins Wangsa Maju parliamentary seat with majority of 150 votes."

UPDATE 9.36 pm: News received that Wee Choo Keong looks like winning Wangsa Maju parliamentary seat. Votes counting being confirmed.

Sekolah Menengah Chung Hwa
- Won by 268 votes majority -

Sekolah Ugama Kg Sungai Mulia
- Won by 438 votes majority -


Danau Kota
- Won by 326 votes majority -

Taman Ibu Kota
- Won by 98 votes majority -

Sekolah Mun Yee
- Won by 177 votes majority -

Section 2
- Won by 609 votes majority -

TAR College
- Lost by 152 votes -

Wangsa Melawati
- Won by 111 votes majority -

Postal Votes
- Lost by 1065 votes -


Terima Kasih, Xie Xie, Nandri, Thank You !

It's just passed 5.00 pm, Saturday, March 8, 2008.

The casting of votes for the 12th General Election has ended. And I was informed that the first results of the poll will probably begin to trickle in as early as 7.00 pm.

We shall wait with anicipation for ours.

For Wangsa Maju, like all other constituencies throughout the country, there will only be one winner, be it for state or parliament.

In our case, one representative will represent you Wangsa Maju-ians in Parliament. I pray that you have voted wisely ... rightly, and everything being equal, may the better man wins.

I hope, with all the support that you have shown and given me for the last 13 days, to be that man. For I sincerely believe I will be more than able to do the job. I know deep in my heart Wangsa Maju's problems are not insurmountable. All that is needed is for that one man to stand fearless to speak for the rakyat of Wangsa Maju and to serve without fear or favour.

We shall know, won't we, who it will be before the night is over.

Whatever the outcome, I will accept the report card that you have issued me. Whether I win or not is not important. What is important is that Wangsa Maju wins. Let the rakyat's voices be heard and let the changes that are so sorely needed here begin to take place and not be empty promises.

Should I be unsuccessful in this campaign, let me assure all Wangsa Maju-ians that I will continue to be available to serve you should you require my service. That is my promise and my commitment.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all Wangsa Maju-ians for indulging me and giving me the opportunity to share with you my concerns and vision. I also thank you for your trusts, warm welcome and warm encouragements. I also thank you for doing all you can to help me promote my cause.

My sincere thanks also go to my fellow party members, associates and friends who tirelessly sacrificed their time and effort to help in my campaign. There's absolutely no way that I could have done it all on my own.

Thank you. We'll be in touch.

07 March 2008

Wangsa Maju, it's your call





YES to KeADILan




Wee Choo Keong to Serve




Wee Choo Keong yang Berkhidmat


I have said it in the beginning and I will say it again now:


We are the managing directors of our destiny. Let us take control and not delegate this responsibility to the self-serving lot that has become so commonplace.

I am here to serve Wangsa Maju without fear or favour and let it be known our common interests are always above my own – so help me God.

Wee Choo Keong



Undilah Keadilan!


Some photos at tonight's ceramah, 06-03-08

It's heartening to note that wherever we go for our ceramah, the rakyat of Wangsa Maju will turn out in force to hear us. Wangsa Maju tells us you are ready for change. So vote for change.

Vote for KeADILan on March 08.

I am ready to serve Wangsa Maju without fear or favour. Thank you.
























05 March 2008

Written submission: Royal Commission of Enquiry on VK Lingam video clip

The Royal Commission Of Enquiry ON The Video Clip Recording Which Contain Images of An Advocate & Solicitor Talking Over The Phone With Regard To The Appointment of Judges


UPDATE: The full text of the written submission has now been relocated to ensure easier navigation of this blog. However, you can still read the recommendations here. For the full written text, please click here.

UPDATE 06-03-08, 5.00 pm: I have received complaints that extraneous characters are appearing in the text of the written submission posted here. I'll be seeking help to solve this glitch but meanwhile it's recommended that you use Mozilla Firefox browser temporarily to overcome this problem. Thank you.

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To recommend appropriate action against those found to have committed any misbehaviour.

1. ACA TO REOPEN INVESTIGATION INTO THE ACTIVITIES OF TUN EUSOFF CHIN, DATUK V K LINGAM, FORMER AG AND OTHER JUDGES (INCLUDING ONE SITTING JUDGE) IMPLICATED BY THE EVIDENCE TENDERED BEFORE THE COMMISSION OF INQUIRY.

The said activities of both Tun Eusoff Chin and Dato V K Lingam must be further investigated by the ACA based on the overwhelming evidence produced at the inquiry. It must be noted that at the material time the then Attorney-General (AG), the late Tan Sri Mohtar Abdullah, was heavily implicated in the ACA investigation and yet he saw it fit to clear Tun Eusoff Chin, Dato’ V K Lingam of other from corruption charges and closed the ACA investigations on the matter. During the Inquiry, photograph was produced as exhibit showing the late Tan Sri Mohtar Abdullah was on a holiday trip to Spain with Tan Sri Vincent Tan, Dato V K Lingam and their respective spouses and then they proceeded to Morocco. Please see: exhibit C-58 [the group photo taken in Spain]. Dato’ V K Lingam has admitted that he went on a holiday to Spain with Tan Sri Vincent Tan, Tan Sri Mohtar Abdullah.

Therefore, it was most improper for the then AG to close the investigation and clear Tun Eusoff Chin and Dato’ V K Lingam of charges of corruption and corrupt practices when he was heavily implicated in the said investigation. No one should be a judge of his own cause.

1st Recommendation

Based on the above glaring facts, the Honourable Commissioners are duty bound to make a recommendation that the ACA to reopen its investigations into the charges of corruptions and corrupt practices involving Tun Eusoff Chin, Dato’ V K Lingam, the late Tan Sri Mohtar Abdullah, and other judges like Datuk Mokhtar Sidin, Datuk K L Rekraj and Datuk Low Hop Bing, who is still a sitting judge in the Court of Appeal, as there are more than sufficient evidence to warrant an in-depth investigations into their closed relationship with Dato’ V K Lingam.

  1. TUN EUSOFF CHIN, TUN AHMAD FIRUZ AND DATO V K LINGAM SHOULD BE CHARGED UNDER SECTION 191 PENAL CODE – GIVING FALSE EVIDENCE/PERJURY.

Tun Eusoff Chin and Dato V K Lingam should be charged for giving false evidence/perjury. There was more than enough evidence to show that both of them have been lying through their teeth when they testified before the Commission. Both of them denied that the New Zealand holidays trip were preplanned and both of them testified that they met by chance in Singapore Changi Airport when there was ample evidence to show otherwise. Air plane tickets (exhibit C-69 [1-15]) for both families of Dato V K Lingam and Tun Eusoff Chin were purchased from the same travel agent, Holiday Tours Sdn Bhd. Many photographs of both families were produced as evidence. Tun Eusoff Chin travel manifest from Holiday Tours Sdn Bhd was sent to Ms Jeyanthi, Dato V K Lingam’s secretary.

Further, in 1998 Tun Eusoff Chin was quoted by the press to have said that he and Dato V K Lingam met each other by chance in a zoo New Zealand.

Both of them denied that they are closed buddies and yet there was evidence of Dato VK Lingam buying expensive gifts for Tun Eusoff Chin and Dato V K Lingam visited Tun Eusoff Chin in his house at late at night un til past mid night on several occasions. There was evidence from Ms Jeyanthi and Mr Thirunama Karasu A/L Kandar Velupillai that Tun Eusoff Chin used to call Dato’ V K Lingam on his mobile phone and direct line in the office. In fact, Mr Thirunama Karasu A/L Kandar Velupillai (Dato’ V K Lingam’s brother) could have produced more evidence to show extremely closeness between Tun Eusoff Chin and Dato’ V K Lingam but the Honoourable Commissioner saw it fit to limit Mr Thirunma Karasu A/L Kandar Velupillai testimonies to only 4 incidents of extremely closeness when he could have produced more.

Tun Ahmad Fairuz should also be charged for giving false evidence/perjury because he also denied that he was closed to Dato V K Lingam and that he was not the person talking at the other end of the line with Dato’ V K Lingam as shown in the video clip. However, Tun Ahmad Fairuz told the Inquiry that it was a monologue conversation because “suara saya tidak boleh di dengar”.

2nd Recommendation

That Tun Eusoff Chin, Tun Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim and Dato’ V K Lingam should be charged under section 191 of Penal Code for giving false evidence/perjury.

3. ANOTHER ROYAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY SHOULD BE SET UPTO INVESTIGATE INTO THE ALLEGATIONS OF CORRUPTION OR CORRUPT PRACTICES OR MISCONDUCTS OF RETIRED JUDDGES AND ONE SITTING JUDGE IN THE COURT OF APPEAL.

In exhibit C - 95 there were many more incidents that were prohibited by the Hon Commissioners to tender were:

- sending poison pen letters, magazine entitled “Commercial Litigation – Malaysian Justice on Trial” by Euromoney to Tun Eusoff Chin and other judges house;

- Dato V K Lingam hosted dinner for judges (Tun Eusoff Chin and Tan Sri Lamin Yunus, the retired President of the Court of Appeal) in his house;

- delivering of cakes to Tun Eusoff Chin house;

- sending mobile telephone application forms to a judge house for distribution to other judges and to collect the forms back from judges’ house;

- delivered 3 bowls of soup to Tun Eusoff Chin’s house,

- delivery of a bag to a judge house late at night; and

- many other matters of compromising nature were prohibited from producing before the Inquiry.

3. In the course of the investigation, matters that are not within the so-called purview of the Terms of Reference were either disclosed in evidence or totally bared from tendering before the Inquiry and such matters were of public importance. They are as follows:

Dato Wira Low Hop Bing, a judge in the Court of Appeal

Mr Tirunama Karasu A/L Kandar Velupillai did testify that he delivered a large brown bag to Dato Low Hop Bing house late at night that it was received by Dato Low personally.

Dato Mokhtar Sidinl, a retired Judge of the Court of Appeal

In the evidence of Ms Jeyanthi, she has testified that she was present and the secretary were made to type an amended Grounds of Judgment and that Ground of Judgment was subsequently delivered in a floppy disk to Dato Mokhtar Sidin’s house. The said amended Ground of Judgment became the official Ground of Judgment. In this case, the late Mr MCCG Pillai was ordered by Datuk Mokhtar Sidin to pay RM10 million damages to Tan Sri Vincent Tan. Mr Tirunama Karasu A/L Kandar Velupillai further testified that hand phones totaling five units were handed over to Dato Mokhtar Sidin at his house at the instructions of Dato V K Lingam.

In the evidence of Mr Tirunama Karasu A/L Kanda Velupillai, he testified that he was detained in a hotel and was forced by the 3 lawyers, Dato C Vijaya Kumar, Dato Kumarendran and Dato Sitambaram to retract the statement that he earlier made to the ACA. This piece of evidence if found to be true tantamount to interfering with the ACA investigation.

3rd Recommendation

I humbly submit that this Commission, which I would call it the MOTHER of all Commissions, should make recommendations that another Royal Commission with independent members with minimum connection with the judiciary should be immediately set up to further investigate into the alleged corruptions or corrupt practices, which evidence were directly or indirectly produced before the Commission, in general in the judiciary and the tampering/interfering with the ACA investigations.

Lastly, a new Royal Commission should also investigate into the fixing of decision of court cases involving Datuk V K Lingam, as the lawyer for the winning party and the judges that were named by Mr Thirunama Karasu A/L Kandar Velupillai, Ms Jeyanthi and Mr Ramachandran in this Inquiry.

Dated 5th March 2008

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Wee Choo Keong

Counsel for Mr Thirunama Karasu A/L Kandar Velupillai

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