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My journey - Wong Hon Wai 黃漢偉

Posted: 03 Jun 2011 07:49 AM PDT

My journey - Wong Hon Wai 黃漢偉


Year long servicing the public - resurface kampung roads and tree pruning

Posted: 02 Jun 2011 06:34 PM PDT

YB Wong Hon Wai, State Assemblyman of Air Itam has worked closely with his service team, JKKK and local authority and initiate small projects to upgrade roads and maintaining trees within Air Itam.




Resurfacing the road at Kampung Pisang.



Pruning trees along Lorong Batu Lanchang.

Malam Kesenian - Penang Mini Harmoni di Kampung Melayu Air itam

Posted: 02 Jun 2011 06:22 PM PDT

YB Wong Hon Wai, ADUN Air Itam merangkap EXCO Kesenian bersama JKKK Kampung Melayu dengan bantuan JKKK sekitar Air Itam telah menganjurkan Malam Kesenian - Penang Mini Harmoni di Kampung Melayu, Air Itam. Program tersebut telah mendapat sambutan hangat dengan 2 malam persembahan dengan kehadiran ribuan penduduk di flat kampung melayu dan rumah seratus.

Program ini merupakan satu program yang bagus dengan mendampingi rakyat dan dianjurkan semasa cuti sekolah dan telah memberikan peluang ibu bapa dan anak-anak bersukaria dengan artist undangan.









Road widening and Upgrading for Lebuhraya Thean Teik and Lorong Batu Lanchang

Posted: 02 Jun 2011 06:06 PM PDT






As reported in China Press

2道路擴建 亞依淡有望擺脫塞車

 (檳城1日訊)亞依淡區長期以來面對交通擁擠問題,有望在進行兩項道路擴建工程后,獲得舒緩。

 為舒緩交通,天德園大道雙車道將擴建至3車道;峇都蘭章巷也會加寬5至8尺。

 亞依淡區州議員黃漢偉說,天德園大道約800公尺長路段將擴建成3車道。

 他今早巡視天德園大道及峇都蘭章巷擴建工程時,這麼說。

 他指出,這項擴建工程是由四季豪園公寓及四季新天地商場的發展商佳景集團負責,該公寓及商場就坐落于天德園大道旁。

 佳景集團工程總經理林明豪說,公寓有800個單位,公寓及商場將在年尾落成,屆時該處車流量會增加,因此必須擴建道路應付車流。

修改圖測避開墳墓

 "擴建工程是州政府當時允許發展商,興建公寓及商場的條件。"

 另一方面,黃漢偉說,原本擴建圖測波及路旁的墳墓,不過在修改圖測后已避開墳墓。

 他說,峇都蘭章巷在繁忙時段交通流量高,附近4所學校上下學時都會導致交通阻塞。

 他說,該道路擴建后,從州回教堂路路徑峇都蘭章巷,左轉駛入天德園大道的車輛不必停車,有足夠空間可以直接左轉。

 檳島市政局工程師拉詹德蘭說,該擴建工程由市局負責,耗資30萬令吉,預計在8月完成,擴建路段共150公尺。

 他也說,工程會保留路旁的人行道,方便行人使用。

Public flats repossessed

Posted: 02 Jun 2011 07:51 AM PDT





As reported in The Star

Wednesday June 1, 2011
Public flats repossessed
By CHRISTINA CHIN

THE Penang Government has repossessed 154 flat units in eight public housing projects since last year after their tenants breached the tenancy's terms and conditions.

They included six units at the Taman Manggis project on Lorong Selamat which were repossessed yesterday because their tenants owed rental arrears of between RM1,240 and RM3,968.
Breaking in: A contract worker breaking the lock of a unit at the Taman Manggis flats in George Town.

State Town and Country Planning, Housing and Arts Committee chairman Wong Hon Wai warned that the state would continue to repossess units occupied by errant tenants.

He said the state housing department was monitoring the pro- jects vigilantly to check if tenants breached the tenancy agreement.

"Efforts are ongoing but we haven't been highlighting them in the media. Now we want the tenants to know that we are se- rious and will repossess the units if they leave them unoccupied, sublet them or use them as storerooms.

"These flats are for the underprivileged earning RM1,500 and below monthly. We want to make sure that only those eligible get to rent them," Wong said.
Tenants check: The Taman Manggis flats at Lorong Selamat, George Town.

He said these public housing projects were also meant to house squatters affected by the state government's relocation programme.

He said officers from the state housing department and welfare department were in the process of interviewing tenants for the repossessed lots.

"We have to evaluate the condition of the repossessed units and do the necessary repairs before renting them out again," Wong told reporters during the operation to repossess the units at Taman Manggis.

The monthly rental for the Taman Manggis flats is RM124.

As reported in Sinchew

黃漢偉:未繳租金或空置單位‧組屋租戶違例破門取締

(檳城)檳州房屋、城市及鄉村規劃委員會主席黃漢偉說,州政府將採取強硬的破門行動,對付未按期繳交租金及空置已久的政府組屋租戶,以示對其他租戶的公平。

被拖欠1700萬租金

他說,檳州政府在州內共建8個出租的組屋區,每單位出租100至124令吉,至今被租戶拖欠累積數額高1千700萬令吉,甚至一些拖欠多年租金的租戶已搬出,使有關單位空置已久,而須重新整頓,讓其他符合資格的居民居住。

黃漢偉昨日(5月31日)率領執行官員,赴平安巷政府組屋對6戶多年未交租金及空置的租戶採取破門的強硬行動後,在新聞發佈會發表上述談話。

違例租戶漠視通知書

他說,據統計,去年至今年5月間,政府當局發現124間的政府組屋單位,未交租金及空置已久,去年為92間,而且,政府當局也發出有關的通知書,但是卻未獲租戶的反應,而迫使政府當局採取強硬的行動。

他指出,其中平安巷政府組屋有320間的單位,共有6間類似的單位,多年未交租金,拖欠租金從1千240令吉至3千968令吉且空置著。

他說,執政官員採取強硬的破門行動,發現其中5單位的租戶已經搬遷,只有1單位尚有居民。他表示,州政府將收回上述未交租金及空置的組屋,以便重新裝修後出租給符合資格的租戶。
星洲日報/大北馬‧2011.05.31

魏宗贤文打烟之声 Gwee Tong Hiang for Bentayan

Posted: 03 Jun 2011 03:32 AM PDT

魏宗贤文打烟之声 Gwee Tong Hiang for Bentayan


Mengenali DAP: Bahagian Kedua

Posted: 03 Jun 2011 01:05 AM PDT

Lim Guan Eng

Posted: 03 Jun 2011 01:35 AM PDT

Lim Guan Eng


Chua Soi Lek Has Failed His Own Test On Whether MCA Should Be In Or Out Of Cabinet and Government (en/bm/cn)

Posted: 02 Jun 2011 08:37 PM PDT

MCA’s Failure To Ensure Overseas Scholarships Are Given To The 86 Top SPM Students Proves That Chua Soi Lek Has Failed His Own Test On Whether MCA Should Be In Or Out Of Cabinet and Government – There Is No Difference!

DAP will not bow to threats from MCA, which is adopting Perkasa’s methods of using race, to cover up their failure to fulfil their promises to obtain overseas scholarships for the 86 top SPM students. Deputy Education Minister Datuk Wee Ka Siong had described this year’s awards as “the most nonsensical ever” where top SPM students were given scholarships for diploma courses whilst those with lower grades got overseas scholarships.

In response, MCA President Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek had insisted that all top SPM students should get overseas scholarships. However this was rejected by Cabinet which awarded them local scholarships and refused to release merit list of successful overseas scholars and their results.

Instead of explaining their failure or attacking BN’s unfair treatment for our top students, MCA has chosen to attack the DAP when it is PSD and not DAP that denied the top SPM students overseas scholarships. Clearly MCA is inarticulate, indifferent, indecisive and ineffective when it comes to righting wrongs and correcting injustices committed on top SPM students by BN, but ever ready to blame the DAP.

DAP has never turned this issue into a racial issue as claimed by Chua but considered this as a failure by the BN government to appreciate Malaysian talents regardless of race and religion. How can Chua look at this problem as a racial when of the 86 students who appealed, three were Malay Bumiputeras, one Sarawak Bumiputera, 71 Chinese and 11 Indians.

Is Chua saying that Datuk Wee Ka Siong is wrong for saying that the award this year is the most nonsensical ever? Wee had brought up this issue on a yearly basis, but still there is no permanent solution. Or must we wait until there is no MCA for there to be a final and permanent solution that would do justice to top students. MCA’s failure to ensure overseas scholarships are given to the 86 top SPM students proves that Chua has failed his own test on whether MCA should be in our out of Cabinet and government – there is no difference!

MCA may be afraid to speak up on this issue in and outside Parliament. However DAP MPs will not be cowed by MCA’s threats but will pursue this matter at the coming Parliamentary meeting on 13 June 2011.

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 3 June 2011.

——BM Translation ——-

Kenyataan Akhbar oleh Setiausaha Agung DAP dan Ahli Parlimen Bagan, Y.A.B. Lim Guan Eng di Kuala Lumpur pada 3 Jun 2011

Kegagalan MCA Untuk Memastikan 86 Pelajar Cemerlang SPM Mendapat Biasiswa Pengajian Luar Negara Membuktikan Chua Soi Lek Gagal Untuk Memastikan Sama Ada MCA Sepatutnya Berada Di Dalam atau Di Luar Kabinet dan Pentadbiran Kerajaan – Tidak Ada Bezanya!

DAP tidak akan tunduk terhadap ancaman MCA yang mengguna pakai kaedah Perkasa dengan penggunaan sentimen perkauman, untuk menutup kegagalan mereka mengotakan janji untuk mendapatkan biasiswa pengajian luar negara kepada 86 pelajar cemerlang SPM. Timbalan Menteri Pendidikan, Datuk Wee Ka Siong menyatakan bahawa anugerah tahun ini sebagai 'paling karut' di mana pelajar cemerlang SPM hanya diberikan biasiswa untuk mengikuti pengajian diploma walhal mereka yang mendapat gred yang lebih rendah mendapat tajaan biasiswa pengajian luar negara.

Sebagai reaksi, Presiden MCA, Datuk Seri Dr. Chua Soi Lek telah berkeras bahawa kesemua pelajar cemerlang SPM perlu mendapat tajaan biasiswa pengajian luar negara. Walau bagaimanapun, hal ini telah ditolak oleh Kabinet, di mana pelajar-pelajar ini diberikan tajaan biasiswa pengajian di universiti tempatan dan menolak untuk menyenaraikan mereka yang layak menerima biasiswa pengajian luar negara berserta keputusannya.

Seharusnya mereka menjelaskan kegagalan dan ketidakadilan layanan BN terhadap pelajar-pelajar cemerlang ini, sebaliknya MCA telah memilih untuk menyerang DAP sedangkan Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA) yang telah menafikan pemberian biasiswa pengajian luar negara kepada pelajar-pelajar cemerlang SPM berkenaan dan bukannya DAP. Jelas bahawa MCA tidak petah dalam berkata-kata, bersikap acuh tak acuh, tidak tegas dan tidak berkesan dalam membetulkan kesalahan dan ketidakadilan yang dilakukan oleh BN terhadap pelajar cemerlang SPM, tetapi selalu siap siaga untuk menyalahkan DAP.

DAP tidak pernah memutar belitkan isu ini menjadi isu perkauman sebagaimana yang diperkatakan oleh Chua sebaliknya menganggap ini adalah kegagalan Kerajaan BN untuk menghargai bakat rakyat Malaysia tanpa mengira bangsa dan agama. Bagaimana Chua melihat masalah ini sebagai perkauman apabila daripada 86 pelajar cemerlang tersebut, tiga adalah Bumiputera, seorang Bumiputera Sarawak, 71 orang Cina dan 11 orang India.

Adakah Chua menyatakan bahawa Datuk Wee Ka Siong salah apabila beliau menyatakan bahawa anugerah tahun ini adalah yang 'paling karut'? Wee telah membangkitkan isu ini setiap tahun tetapi masih tiada jalan penyelesaian yang wajar. Atau haruskah kita menunggu sehingga tiada lagi MCA untuk mendapatkan penyelesaian yang adil kepada pelajar-pelajar cemerlang. Kegagalan MCA untuk memastikan 86 pelajar cemerlang SPM mendapat biasiswa pengajian luar negara membuktikan bahawa Chua Soi Lek telah gagal untuk memberi jaminan sama ada MCA sepatutnya berada di dalam atau di luar Kabinet dan pentadbiran Kerajaan – tidak ada bezanya!

MCA mungkin takut untuk bersuara mengenai isu ini sama ada di dalam Parlimen mahupun di luar. Walau bagaimanapun, Ahli-ahli Parlimen DAP tidak akan gentar dengan kecaman MCA, sebaliknya akan memastikan hal ini dibawa ke persidangan Parlimen pada 13 Jun 2011.

——- Mandarin Translation—–

民主行动党秘书长兼巴眼区国会议员林冠英于2011年6月3日在吉隆坡发表声明:

马华无法确保86名大马教育文凭(SPM)特优生获得海外奖学金,证明蔡细历本身对于是否应该留在内阁或政府的考验已经失败,因为马华的"去或留?"已经没有差别。

行动党不会向马华屈服,马华开始采用土著威权组织的手段来玩弄种族情绪,以掩饰本身诺言落空的失败,无法确保86名大马教育文凭特优生获得海外奖学金。副教育部长拿督魏家祥曾经形容过今年的奖学金颁发状况是"史上最荒谬的",当局竟然派特优生去修读证书课程,而成绩等级较低的考生竟然获得海外奖学金。

马华总会长拿督蔡细历曾经强调,所有的SPM特优生都应该获得海外奖学金。但是,他的建议被内阁拒绝,内阁只颁发国内奖学金给他们,并且拒绝公布被录取的海外奖学金得主及他们的成绩。

马华不但没有解释为什么他们做不到,或为什么马华没有攻击国阵不公平地对待我们的特优生,反而选择攻击行动党, 现在是公共服务局没有发出海外奖学金给SPM特优生,而不是行动党。很明显地,在为SPM特优生拨乱反正、讨回公道时,马华表现得口齿不清、冷淡、犹豫不决及没有效率,反而时时准备怪罪行动党。

行动党从来没有将这个课题变成种族课题,我们把这项课题看成是国阵政府不爱惜各种族、各宗教的人才。在86名上诉的学生当中,有3名马来土著、1名砂州土著、71名华裔及11名印度人,蔡细历怎么可以把这项课题看成种族课题?

蔡细历是不是认为拿督魏家祥也说错话?魏家祥几乎每年都要处理这项课题,但是依然没有永恒的方案。难道我们必须等到马华不在朝了,最终才会出现永久的解决方案,还特优生一个公道?马华无法确保86名大马教育文凭(SPM)特优生获得海外奖学金,证明蔡细历本身对于是否应该留在内阁或政府的考验已经失败,因为马华的"离开或留下?"已经没有差别。

马华可能不敢在国会内外提及这项课题。但是行动党国会议员绝不会被马华吓倒,并且会在2011年6月13日的国会中继续追究这件事。

Charles Santiago

Posted: 02 Jun 2011 11:42 PM PDT

Charles Santiago


水管阻塞樓層漏水‧柏瑪組屋民生問題待解

Posted: 02 Jun 2011 08:55 PM PDT

Source: Nan Yang San Pau

 


水管阻塞樓層漏水‧柏瑪組屋民生問題待解

Posted: 02 Jun 2011 08:46 PM PDT

Source: Nan Yang San Pau

 


TNB pay hikes sinful, says DAP

Posted: 02 Jun 2011 07:02 PM PDT

Source: Free Malaysia Today

 

Patrick Lee | June 2, 2011

Charles Santiago calls on the government to ensure that GLCs spread their wealth towards the bottom.

PETALING JAYA: DAP today censured Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) for giving its directors hefty pay increases, describing the aggrandisement as "sinful".

Klang MP Charles Santiago said TNB's decision to give such dramatic rewards to the bosses was especially contemptible when one considered how little it was paying its general workers.

"This is sinful," he said. "TNB staff are some of the lowest paid workers in the country. What is Che Khalib Mohamad Noh doing to earn RM1.8 million a year?"

Che Khalib is TNB's executive director. FMT reported today that his basic annual salary for last year was RM1.2 million, double the amount he got in 2009. TNB's second executive director, Azwan Mohd, who was appointed in April 2010, received a total remuneration of RM755,320.22, including his basic salary of RM457,440.

These figures are available in the company's 2010 annual report.

In the same year, TNB kept its minimum wage at RM750 a month, only slightly higher than Pos Malaysia's RM635.

Santiago, an economist, said government-linked companies (GLCs) tended to be top-heavy and called on the government to cap salaries for the bosses so that wealth could be spread towards the bottom through better wage schemes.

He said this would encourage the GLC staff in their work and relieve the pressure on them to moonlight in second jobs or lean towards corruption in order to survive.

Union gets ultimatum

TNB employees said that it was a challenge getting their company to raise their salaries, even as it was enjoying rising profits.

The president of the TNB Junior Officers Union, Mohd Roszeli Majid, told FMT that the company's management was adamant on keeping their wages low.

"In the fourth round of collective bargaining yesterday, the management offered us a 6% salary increase," he said.

The union initially asked for a 25% increase across the board, but brought this down to 10% after several sessions of negotiation.

According to Roszeli, the management yesterday gave the union an ultimatum: take 7.5% or leave it.

TNB staff receive a monthly electricity subsidy of RM78, and Roszeli said the company was merely "considering" an increase from this amount following the recent electricity tariff hike.

According to the annual report, TNB Group in 2010 made RM30,320.1 million in revenues and RM4,182.7 million in operating profits.


水管阻塞樓層漏水‧柏瑪組屋民生問題待解

Posted: 02 Jun 2011 12:22 AM PDT

Source: Sin Chew

 

  • 查爾斯(右)與楊文來巡視面對漏水的組屋單位。(圖:星洲日報)

  • 柏瑪組屋的屋齡僅有6年,但早在2年前已開始出現排水管阻塞、漏水等情況。(圖:星洲日報)

  • 因樓上單位漏水,導致樓下的廁所頂上牆壁都"起泡"和發霉。(圖:星洲日報)

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(雪蘭莪‧巴生1日訊)綠林城鎮柏瑪(Palma)組屋居民投訴,一些單位出現排水管阻塞、樓層漏水等問題。

居民表示,樓層漏水的問題,主要是發生在廁所部份,且都是樓上的水滲透至樓下,以致廁所的牆壁都"起泡"和發霉。

查爾斯:儘速處理勿亡羊補牢

巴生區國會議員查爾斯在接獲居民的投訴後,今日連同巴生市議員楊文來、巴生市議會建築委員會主任阿里等人一起到現場巡視,而發展商管理層代表拉惹森甘較後也到來瞭解實況。

查爾斯吁請有關發展商,儘速處理這些問題,否則再10年以後,情況會更惡劣,屆時才亡羊補牢,相信為時已晚。

楊文來:過保證期發展商不理此外,楊文來也提到,發展商在接獲居民的投訴時,總是以房屋已過保證期為由,而不予理會。

他說,事實上,大馬的房屋法令存有很多弱點,並讓發展商有機會"竄"漏洞,這對購屋者很不公平。

發展商管理層代表回應:樓層漏水原因
或樓上裝修破壞結構

另一方面,針對居民面對的樓層漏水問題,發展商管理層代表拉惹森甘認為,可能是樓上單位進行裝修時,破壞了隔水層結構,導致水滴滲透牆壁。

他說,他將會指示組屋的聯合管理機構找出問題的症結,以及統計面對有關問題的單位,接著再致函給致使樓層漏水的屋主,要求維修。

"如果有關屋主拒絕進行維修,我們或可通過聯合管理機構與居民協商,使用管理費的基金進行維修。"

柏瑪組屋共有14座,1千400個單位,據瞭解,面對樓層漏水問題的單位主要是在G座,但相信其他座的單位也有共同問題。


In Japan, a Culture That Promotes Nuclear Dependency

Posted: 02 Jun 2011 12:12 AM PDT

Source: The New York Times

Ko Sasaki for The New York Times

The Chugoku Electric nuclear power plant in Kashima. A third reactor is currently under construction.

By and
Published: May 30, 2011

KASHIMA, Japan — When the Shimane nuclear plant was first proposed here more than 40 years ago, this rural port town put up such fierce resistance that the plant's would-be operator, Chugoku Electric, almost scrapped the project. Angry fishermen vowed to defend areas where they had fished and harvested seaweed for generations.

Fishermen in Kashima, on the Sea of Japan, fiercely resisted plans for a nuclear plant 40 years ago. Now, many embrace the largess it provided.

Two decades later, when Chugoku Electric was considering whether to expand the plant with a third reactor, Kashima once again swung into action: this time, to rally in favor. Prodded by the local fishing cooperative, the town assembly voted 15 to 2 to make a public appeal for construction of the $4 billion reactor.

Kashima's reversal is a common story in Japan, and one that helps explain what is, so far, this nation's unwavering pursuit of nuclear power: a lack of widespread grass-roots opposition in the communities around its 54 nuclear reactors. This has held true even after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami generated a nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi station that has raised serious questions about whether this quake-prone nation has adequately ensured the safety of its plants. So far, it has spurred only muted public questioning in towns like this.

Prime Minister Naoto Kan has, at least temporarily, shelved plans to expand Japan's use of nuclear power — plans promoted by the country's powerful nuclear establishment. Communities appear willing to fight fiercely for nuclear power, despite concerns about safety that many residents refrain from voicing publicly.

To understand Kashima's about-face, one need look no further than the Fukada Sports Park, which serves the 7,500 mostly older residents here with a baseball diamond, lighted tennis courts, a soccer field and a $35 million gymnasium with indoor pool and Olympic-size volleyball arena. The gym is just one of several big public works projects paid for with the hundreds of millions of dollars this community is receiving for accepting the No. 3 reactor, which is still under construction.

As Kashima's story suggests, Tokyo has been able to essentially buy the support, or at least the silent acquiescence, of communities by showering them with generous subsidies, payouts and jobs. In 2009 alone, Tokyo gave $1.15 billion for public works projects to communities that have electric plants, according to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Experts say the majority of that money goes to communities near nuclear plants.

And that is just the tip of the iceberg, experts say, as the communities also receive a host of subsidies, property and income tax revenues, compensation to individuals and even "anonymous" donations to local treasuries that are widely believed to come from plant operators.

Unquestionably, the aid has enriched rural communities that were rapidly losing jobs and people to the cities. With no substantial reserves of oil or coal, Japan relies on nuclear power for the energy needed to drive its economic machine. But critics contend that the largess has also made communities dependent on central government spending — and thus unwilling to rock the boat by pushing for robust safety measures.

In a process that critics have likened to drug addiction, the flow of easy money and higher-paying jobs quickly replaces the communities' original economic basis, usually farming or fishing.

Nor did planners offer alternatives to public works projects like nuclear plants. Keeping the spending spigots open became the only way to maintain newly elevated living standards.

Experts and some residents say this dependency helps explain why, despite the legacy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the accidents at the Three Mile Island and Chernobyl nuclear plants, Japan never faced the levels of popular opposition to nuclear power seen in the United States and Europe — and is less likely than the United States to stop building new plants. Towns become enmeshed in the same circle — which includes politicians, bureaucrats, judges and nuclear industry executives — that has relentlessly promoted the expansion of nuclear power over safety concerns.


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Posted: 02 Jun 2011 10:10 PM PDT

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Posted: 02 Jun 2011 10:09 PM PDT

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Posted: 02 Jun 2011 09:30 PM PDT

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Posted: 02 Jun 2011 07:03 PM PDT

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Posted: 02 Jun 2011 06:11 PM PDT

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Posted: 02 Jun 2011 06:04 PM PDT

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Posted: 02 Jun 2011 05:54 PM PDT

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Posted: 02 Jun 2011 03:21 PM PDT

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Posted: 02 Jun 2011 03:13 PM PDT

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Posted: 02 Jun 2011 02:53 PM PDT

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Posted: 02 Jun 2011 02:38 AM PDT

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Posted: 02 Jun 2011 02:24 AM PDT

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A twist of fate…

Posted: 02 Jun 2011 01:49 AM PDT

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Umno has lost Malay middle class, says EIU

Posted: 02 Jun 2011 01:46 AM PDT

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Our health and lives in exchange for FDIs

Posted: 02 Jun 2011 01:54 AM PDT

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Perlis issues fatwa against 1M’sia structures

Posted: 02 Jun 2011 01:41 AM PDT

By Norsyafinas Ahmad Sukri | Jun 2, 11 Malaysiakini The ubiquitous structures or monuments in the shape of the Najib Abdul Razak administration’s 1Malaysia logo is haram (forbidden), according to a fatwa (edict) by the Perlis Fatwa Council. When contacted, Perlis Mufti Dr Juanda Jaya said that the council was of the opinion that such [...]

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Posted: 02 Jun 2011 01:22 AM PDT

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Posted: 02 Jun 2011 01:21 AM PDT

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Posted: 02 Jun 2011 03:29 PM PDT

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Criteria for scholarships must be seen to be fair

Posted: 02 Jun 2011 06:54 AM PDT

DAP National Deputy Chairman and MP for Kepong Dr Tan Seng Giaw reiterates that the new criteria for the awards of sholarships to be formulated and implemented by the Public Service Department(PSD) must be fair and seen to be so.

It is necessary to enforce the policy of merits and needs.

On 2.6.2011, Dr Tan comments on the announcement of the Cabinet decision to review the PSD scholarship scheme by YB Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri.

The awards of scholarships give rise to various reactions, some good and some bad. Those students with excellent results in Malaysian Certificate of Education Examination (SPM) expect to get scholarships. Yesterday, the Cabinet said it would sponsor 86 such students in local universities.

Next year, the Malaysian Cabinet will review the JPA scholarship awards. It will make public the findings and the decision. It seems that only those students who are accepted by famous univeisities will be given overseas scholarships and those with good SPM results will no longer be considered.

What is important is that the Government must ensure that the standards for conferring scholarships must be fair and seen to be so.

Dr Tan Seng Giaw

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