- a special vehicle for them;
- forming a special committee for disabled in Subang Jaya; and
- the State Government to provide a special allocation for higher educational training for children with special needs.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
As I looked at the little baby, I was reminded of the Baby who was lying in the manger 2009 years ago and He is the real reason we celebrate Christmas.
The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call Him Immanuel. Immanuel means God with us.
Glory to God in the highest!
I celebrate Christmas, I celebrate Christ, my personal Saviour and Friend. Without Him, I am nothing. He truly is the only Wonder of Christmas!
Have a wonderful Christmas to all my constituents and friends. May 2010 be a year of hope and peace for all Malaysians.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
(2) UMNO and their racist policies
(3) death of Teoh Beng Hock
(4) unfair trial of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim
(5) stealing of the Perak state govt
(6) MCA and their silly power struggle
(7) massive abuse of taxpayers' funds in all their 'satu lagi projek Barisan Nasional' white elephant projects
(8) loss of public confidence in judiciary, police, MACC & Election Commission
(9) the numerous deaths in detention
and the list goes on...
Monday, December 7, 2009
We would like to bring to your kind attention a forum organised byMerdekaReview.com this coming Wednesday (9th December 2009). The details of the forum :-
Date : 9th December 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Children from the Dyslexia Association performing for the residents. They did a great job!
MPSJ Councillor for USJ 2 - 15, Rajiv Rishyakaran was also present to address the residents. Rajiv has a blog detailing his work as a councillor - http://www.rajiv4malaysia.com/
In my speech to the parents, I reminded them to teach their children how to fight corruption at a young age. Do not wait until they are in university or when they begin working. By that time, it may be too late! The time is now. To have a nation born again and free from corruption, we must begin with educating our children on integrity and ground them with unshakable principles so that when they grow up, they would not depart from them. Congratulations to the Chairman of Neighbourhood Watch Group of USJ3ABCD Yee Siew Meng and his able committee members for a successful community event.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
R. Nadeswaran is elated he could write a “feel good story” for a change. He is editor (special & investigative reporting) at theSun and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, November 29, 2009
YAB Tan Sri Dato’ Abdul Khalid Ibrahim
Dato’ Menteri Besar Selangor
YAB Tan Sri,
MENGHENTIKAN PENGHANTARAN MAHASISWA IPT-IPT MILIK KERAJAAN NEGERI / ANAK SYARIKAT KERAJAAN NEGERI KE BTN
Kami merasakan sudah tiba masanya Kerajaan Negeri Selangor menghentikan penghantaran mahasiswa institut-institut pengajian tinggi milik Kerajaan Negeri mahupun anak-anak syarikat Kerajaan Negeri seperti Universiti Industri Selangor (UNISEL), Kolej Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Selangor (KUIS) dan Kolej Inpens ke program-program anjuran Biro Tata Negara Jabatan Perdana Menteri.
Maklumbalas daripada mereka yang mengikuti program mengadu pengisian program sebahagiannya tiada kaitan dengan nilai-nilai kenegaraan mahupun penyebaran ilmu, sebaliknya merupakan program politik kepartian UMNO-Barisan Nasional dan perkauman semata-mata.
Peserta kursus didoktrinkan dengan propaganda tentang ketuanan Melayu dan ancaman luar dan tidak diberikan ruang untuk mencabar propaganda tersebut memandangkan programnya berjalan secara satu hala sahaja. Kami yakin program-program ini bertentangan dengan matlamat asal penubuhan BTN malah bercanggah dengan peruntukan Perlembagaan Persekutuan.
Mahasiswa yang merupakan aset masyarakat yang sepatutnya boleh berfikir tanpa dikongkong dan mempunyai daya kritis. Program BTN sebaliknya menyekat perkembangan ini dan merencatkan minda mereka.
Sebaliknya mahasiswa-mahasiswa sepatutnya didedahkan dengan lebih banyak program ilmu yang memberikan ruang pelbagai pandangan dibincang dan dibahas. Program-program ini boleh berbentuk forum mahupun pidato yang terbuka, bukannya dibuat secara senyap-senyap dan tertutup sebagaimana program BTN.
Sekian, terima kasih.
s.k. YB Dr. Halimah Ali
Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Tetap Pendidikan, Pendidikan Tinggi dan Pembangunan Modal Insan Selangor
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
SUBANG JAYA: Residents of the landslip-prone Lafite Apartments in SS17 here can finally get a good night's sleep.
This is because they no longer have to worry about landslips following the completion of rehabilitation and strengthening works on the slope where their apartments are located.
Work to strengthen the slope, measuring 20 metres high and 170 metres wide, was completed in July after soil work began at the end of last December.
The RM1 million project was carried out by the developer, Sime Darby.
There are 282 apartments on top of the slope.
Residents had been living in fear following three minor landslips in 1999, 2002 and 2008.
At a press conference held at the Lafite Apartments community hall recently, Sime Darby, through its appointed consultant, Han Consultant, submitted a copy of the full report and assessment on the slope rehabilitation work to the Subang Jaya Municipal Council for review.
The slope had been given the soil-nailing treatment, a common method used in strengthening landslip-prone slopes.
Han Consultant principal Han King Guan said he had conducted soil evaluation on the slope since May 2007 and had been monitoring the slope for two years.
"Initially, erosion had occurred on the slope surface but it did not pose any threat to the slope structure.
"We have monitored the slope for two years and finally decided that the slope stability was not within the desirable condition.
"Hence, we opted to do the soil-nailing treatment to strengthen the slope structure," Han said.
The apartment management corporation chairman T.K. Wong thanked Sime Darby for keeping their promise to rectify the slope.
"Although it took us 10 years to have the slope resurfaced with concrete treatment, we are relieved that our houses are now built on a solid and strong surface," he said.
Sime Darby asset management property division head Nor Azhar Md Husain, when asked about the delay in rectifying the slope condition, said there was no delay and that the appointed consultant was carrying out a geo-technical evaluation of the slope.
"The consultant needed to do the evaluation on the slope first before recommending the right treatment for restoring the slope.
"Although the property is now under the care of the management corporation, as a responsible developer, we proceeded to take up the slope rehabilitation project."
Also present was Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh who commended Sime Darby for being a responsible developer.
"I am happy that this matter has been resolved.
"I thank the developer and the consultant for completing the slope remedial work within six months," said Yeoh.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Also present : YB Loh Gwo Burne (MP for Kelana Jaya), MPSJ councillor for JKP Zone 3 Rajiv Rishyakaran & Councillor Tony Chang, officers from Jabatan Perpaduan and committee members of RT USJ 2 & 6
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
During the State Assembly session last week, I was annoyed with the lack of attendance by some head(s) of department(s). When assemblymen raised issues pertaining to the different constituencies in Selangor, no answers or in some cases, no satisfactory answers were given to us. At one point, I even heard an officer snoring away. Changing of government without changing the civil service is equivalent to winning half the battle only. I would like to see actions taken on non-performing mayors, district officers, directors and staff. No one serving the public should ever be indispensable if they neglect public interest.
The Star, 16 Nov 2009: Hannah Yeoh raps lackadaisical senior civil servants
SHAH ALAM: A state representative is not happy that many questioned asked at the state assembly sitting have been given the cursory answer of “sedang dikaji” or “akan dikaji” (will be looked into or is being looked into).
Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh said all of the questions asked were of importance to the people and senior civil servants should ensure that they were given due importance.
“Questions put forward in the state assembly at times need quick answers as they concern the people. Most of the times the answer we get from senior civil servants are either akan dikaji or sedang dikaji.
“This does not reflect well on the department concerned and the state government,” said Yeoh.She also wants senior civil servants to make sure that they did not miss the sitting so that questions about their departments could be replied to speedily.
They should also make sure that they are well-versed with issues affecting the state and their departments so that they will not be caught flat-footed when required to supply answers to questions, she added.
Yeoh also expressed concern about the public’s negative perception of senior officers and their lackadaisical attitude when attending the state assembly.
“Senior officers must attend the sittings and not give it a miss. Most of the time we see that the senior officers are missing from their seats,” she said.
Monday, November 16, 2009
SHAH ALAM, Nov 16 (Bernama) -- Shah Alam City Council recorded 2,295 dengue cases until Oct 28, the highest in Selangor, State Health, Plantation Workers, Poverty and Caring Government Committee chairman Dr Xavier Jayakumar said.
He was replying to a question by Hannah Yeoh (DAP-Subang Jaya) who asked for statistics on dengue cases in Selangor over the last two years in the state assembly here Monday.
Subang Jaya Municipal Council recorded 1,733 cases, Klang Municipal Council (1,733), Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (1,581), Kajang Municipal Council (1,408), Petaling Jaya City Council (1,116) and Selayang Municipal Council (708).
Shah Alam City Council recorded 3,612 cases, the highest last year, followed by Kajang Municipal Council (3,210), Klang Municipal Council (2,466), Subang Jaya Municipal Council (2,061), Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (1,709), Petaling Jaya City Council (1,429) and Selayang Municipal Council (466).
Dr Jayakumar said the state government did not provide allocation to the local authorities for dengue prevention purposes.
"Local authorities receive allocations directly from the Housing and Local Goverment Ministry for vector control, purchase of poisons and fogging machines.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Because of concerns for crime, residents all over Klang Valley are beginning to look to gated & guarded schemes for a solution. At a recent townhall session in Ampang conducted by the State Government, I had reiterated that any discussion on gated & guarded must involve the police and the Home Ministry for two simple reasons : (1) security is under the purview of the Home Ministry and (2) security companies must be registered with the Home Ministry. It would be futile to engage in any discussion without them because they are the governing body for this matter.
Some people claim that Pakatan Rakyat has caused the emergence of gated & guarded. Such claims are puzzling and these claimants are plainly ignorant. Some gated & guarded schemes have started in USJ for about 10 years now. When residents initiate gated & guarded schemes, they usually invite me to their briefing session (even though I am not a Member of Parliament - security and Home Ministry are at the federal level while I handle matters at the State level) and as a responsible elected representative, it is my duty to meet the residents and listen to their concerns. When I show up to meet the residents, some people will then claim that I am endorsing wrongdoing because barricading road without the consent of the authority is illegal.
Residents all over DUN Subang Jaya who have worked with me for the last 19 months know full well that I am not a person who likes to politicise matters. I have endeavoured at all times to cooperate with Federal agencies to work for the best interests of residents.
There is a serious need to regulate on the many security companies providing such services. Look at these conditions : Syarat-Syarat Pengambilan Pengawal Keselamatan dan Syarikat Kawalan Keselamatan di bawah Kementerian Dalam Negeri:
(a) pengawal keselamatan
- Lulus tapisan keselamatan dari Polis
- Tidak berumur melebihi 60 tahun
- Bekas polis atau tentera
- Tidak dibenarkan secara kontrak
- Bagi warga asing - hanya bekas tentera warganegara Nepal dibenarkan
(b) Syarikat kawalan keselamatan
- Dilesenkan di bawah Seksyen 2 (a)
- Hendaklah Syarikat Sdn Bhd
- Modal berbayar RM300,000-00
- Pegangan saham syarikat - Bumiputera sebanyak 70%
I have discussed the issue of gated & guarded with my fellow assemblymen from other constituencies all over Selangor and we're working on improving the current guidelines. In the current State Assembly sitting, I have suggested to the State Government to have an emergency meeting with the Home Minister as soon as possible. I make my stand very clear here again : gated & guarded schemes must not be a permanent solution for crime. It is only a temporary measure (maybe 5 years) for the police force to improve and increase resources for urban areas.
I have also been waiting for a long time to hear what the Home Ministry and Federal Government have to say about gated & guarded. Lo and behold, they finally spoke up and brace yourself to hear their responses at Parliament:
.....Pertamanya gated community ini adalah untuk exclusivity. Keduanya, Yang Berhormat Ipoh Timur saya minta perhatikan ini kadang-kadang mereka ini mahukan exclusivity, kerana ada salesman yang datang bawa lori, hantar tong gas, jual tilam. Ini adalah sebahagian daripada sebab kenapa gated community ini wujud..... Read the longer text here.
.....Ini “gated, gated, gated”. Berapa ramai sekarang ini yang bukan sahaja “gated,” rumah pakai electric gate. This is a trend, dengan izin, it is not because of the security problem kadang-kadang lembu pun pakai gate. Fahamlah sikit..... Read the longer text here.
I do not know how to make these UMNO MPs and the Home Minister understand the residents' concerns. They do not even understand the basic reason why residents are turning to gated & guarded schemes, let alone expect them to beef up the police force and restore a sense of security for Malaysians. My hope for a safer Malaysia remains a hope.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
The family of these two boys received aid from HC Connection
Project Fireflies also set up a registration counter for the next batch of students
Visiting the 11 booths at site
Note : You will not read about this in the mainstream media as it is not sensational enough, only news of political bickering depicting Pakatan Rakyat in a negative light will survive the mainstream media!