Saturday, November 28, 2009

Malaysia government must honour 1989 Peace Agreement and allow Chin Peng to return to Malaysia

I personally met Chin Peng a month ago. I was quite surprised to find that he is so IT savvy and updated with current affairs in Malaysia.

In our conversation, I could feel the eagerness in him to want to return to his hometown of Sitiawan.

Although he was once a most feared man, today he is just a 86 old man whose wish is to be able to return to his home country to pray at his parent's graves and to finally die here.

There have been voices of support for and objections against his return to Malaysia.

A major argument against his return centers on the point that the communists led by him had caused injuries and killed lives of our soldiers and civilians during the Emergency period.

It is a fact that the communists had injured and killed our soldiers and civilians during the Emergency period. But it is also a fact that the Japanese caused more injuries and loss of lives to Malaysians during their occupation of Malaya.

So the argument that Chin Peng must not be forgiven because of the sufferings and pains he has inflicted is not totally convincing.

The question that the government should answer is -- why cant Chin Peng who is not a war criminal be allowed to return to his home country if we can forgive the Japanese, especially since he has apologised for the pain and suffering he caused to the people during the Emergency ?

But what is most important is how will the world community look at Malaysia if the government fails to honour the 1989 peace agreement signed between the Malaysian government and Chin Peng.

I have raised this issue in Parliament on November 19 where I mentioned that among the highlights of the agreement was " The Communist Party Of Malaya will disband all arms units in Malaya and Thailand while Malaysia should allow members of Malaysian origin to return. Those not of Malaysian origin can return only if permitted."

Can the government deny that there is no such clause in the Agreement? Of course it cannot.

The government should therefore be truthful to Malaysians and announce to them the existence of such a clause .

Let not Malaysia be seen as a nation that does not honour agreement signed by our own government. The Cabinet should quickly decide what is right and proper-- let Chin Peng return to his home country.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Utusan Malaysia "Chin Peng tidak layak jadi idola"

Write up in Utusan Malaysia ARKIB : 26/11/2009
Chin Peng tidak layak jadi idola
Oleh MOHD. ASRON MUSTAPHA
mohdasron.mustapha@utusan.com.my
KUALA LUMPUR 25 Nov. - Chin Peng tidak layak dijadikan idola oleh sesiapa pun kerana selain dosa kekejaman yang tidak terampun, bekas Setiausaha Agung Parti Komunis Malaya (PKM) itu diyakini masih tegar menjunjung fahaman komunisme.

Sebaliknya Chin Peng perlu dilayan seperti penjenayah perang Nazi yang terus diburu dan dihadap ke mahkamah perang antarabangsa apabila berjaya ditangkap.

Timbalan Menteri Pelajaran, Dr. Mohd. Puad Zarkashi berkata, pihak yang menjadikan Chin Peng sebagai idola perlu menyorot sejarah keganasan komunis membunuh ramai anggota keselamatan termasuk bekas Ketua Polis Perak dan ribuan lagi yang cacat anggota.

Selain itu, jelasnya, nyawa orang awam juga menjadi korban angkara keganasan PKM selain banyak wang negara dibazirkan untuk menghalang keganasan mereka. Beliau turut mempersoalkan kewajaran memaafkan pemimpin komunis itu kerana rekod keganasan PKM lalu dan pendirian Chin Peng sekarang meyakinkan beliau bahawa dia masih berfahaman komunis.

"Saya berani kata demikian (Chin Peng masih berfahaman komunisme) setelah membaca buku tulisan pengasas Rejimen Ke-10 PKM, Abdullah C.D, yang tidak menyesal dengan perjuangan komunis, malah menganggap perjuangan bersenjata sebagai perjuangan kemerdekaan.

"Pada saya dia tetap berpendirian bahawa fahaman komunis adalah betul. Saya yakin Chin Peng mempunyai pandangan sama dan tidak membuang fahaman komunisnya," katanya dalam blognya, puadzarkashii.blogspot.com.

Mohd. Puad mengulas kenyataan Ahli Parlimen Ipoh Barat, M. Kulasegaran yang memuji dan seolah-olah menggambarkan Chin Peng sebagai 'idolanya' dengan berkata, musuh negara itu mempunyai tahap intelektual sangat tinggi dan seorang tokoh berfikiran jauh.

Wakil rakyat DAP itu berkata demikian ketika membahaskan Rang Undang-Undang Perbekalan 2010 dan Usul Anggaran Pembangunan 2010 Peringkat Jawatankuasa pada Sidang Dewan Rakyat, Khamis lalu.

Malah, Kulasegaran yang mendakwa menemui Chin Peng sebulan lalu memberitahu Dewan Rakyat bahawa sejak kecil beliau meminati pemimpin PKM itu kerana pernah bersekolah dan lahir di pekan sama iaitu Sitiawan, Perak.
Mengulas lanjut, Mohd. Puad berkata, bukan sukar untuk mentafsir sikap wakil rakyat DAP itu yang sebenarnya ingin meraih 'dividen' politik agar dilihat sebagai hero masyarakat India.

"Mengetahui gelagat Kulasegaran, saya tidak perlu mengulas sama ada dia ikhlas apabila menyatakan Chin Peng 'idolanya' sebab itulah politik beliau.
"Dia harap mereka yang bersimpati dengan Chin Peng menyokong DAP. Dengan kata lain, sama ada penjenayah, pengganas komunis atau apa saja, kalau ada 'dividen' politik, beliau akan mempolitikkannya.

"Tetapi apakah sebenarnya pendirian Kulasegaran jika salah seorang anggota keluarganya dibunuh PKM. Adakah Chin Peng tetap 'idolanya'? Melihat gelagat DAP, saya tidak hairan beliau sanggup mempertahankan pendiriannya itu," jelasnya.
Sambil mempersoalkan tindakan Kulasegaran, Mohd. Puad berkata, PKM berjuang bukan menuntut kemerdekaan sebaliknya menjadikan Malaysia negara komunis yang hanya akan menjadi boneka kepada Republik China.

Ini kerana, dakwanya, dari segi latihan ketenteraan, persenjataan serta bantuan logistik semuanya diperoleh dari China, selain Chin Peng dan beberapa bekas pemimpin kanan PKM seperti Musa Ahmad dan Shamsiah Fakeh pernah tinggal untuk tempoh yang lama di Beijing.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Emergency motion on the Klang shoot-out was rejected



Lottery Special Draw

The Government should accept Chin Pengs apology and allow him to return to Malaysia



Balancing The Current Budget 17th November 2009

Statistik UNCTAD - 16th November 2009

PhD holder - 16th November 2009

Beng Hock's second autopsy-- Malaysia and the world are waiting. .

Determined to find the truth and to see justice prevailed, Sdr Beng Hock's family made the difficult decision to have his body exhumed for second autopsy.

The second autopsy was carried out on November 22 at Sg Buluh Hospital. Yesterday, Sdr Beng Hock was reburied.

Beng Hock' s younger sister , Lee Lan was quoted by the Malaysian Insider as follows:-

“My family is a little relieved now that he has been reburied."

“We hope those who killed him will be found and that there will be justice for him."

The exhumation must have brought so much pain for the family.But the family made a decision which was wise and necessary.

Malaysians are now waiting anxiously for the results of the second autopsy.

In fact, not only Malaysia is waiting, the world is also waiting as Beng Hock's issue has become international news.

Lets hope that truth and justice will prevail.

Rest in peace, Sdr Beng Hock.



The crowd around the burial site for Teoh Beng Hock.

Federal government must be prepared to compulsorily acquire the land to save the Cherry Park RT Association's premise from demolition.

Concerned local residents of Cherry Park formed a Rukun Tetangga ( RT ) Association sometime in 1976. The locals wanted this Association to be the main organisation to connect one another in the local community and also to fight crime in the area.

In 1978, the Association obtained monetary contribution to build permanent structure on a piece of state government land. The ¼ acres land is known as Geran 00027388 lot no 04408. To date over RM100,000 has been spent to put up the Association's premise there.

The premise is also used for recreational and educational activates. A kindergarten operates there and it caters for the over 50 families who send their children there.

On 23rd September this year, a lawyer acting for a private individual claiming to be the owner of the above said land sent a notice of eviction to the Department of National Unity and Integration ( Jabatan Perpaduan Negara dan Intergrasi Nasional).

The lawyer's notice specifically demanded that the building on the above land should be demolished/removed by the 31st October 09. Subsequently the Department sent a notice to the Association asking them to comply with demand of the notice.

From investigation done by the members of the Association, it has come to their knowledge that the above mentioned land has been alienated by the state government to a private individual. The private individual owns over an acre of land adjoining the above mentioned land.

The government's decision to alienate the land to an individual is shocking and irresponsible. Surely the sensible and right thing that the government should have done is to alienate the land to the Association which has been playing its role well in serving the local community, rather than to any individual.

Should this be the government's "reward" to an Association for its dedicated public service to the local community ?

The Department of National Unity and Integration has a duty to assist the Association to protect their premise. It is therefore disappointing to say the least that the Department has instead urged the Association to comply with the demolition notice.

I have raised the plight of the Association in Parliament. When replying to me on November 17, the Cabinet minister in charge of National Unity and Integration Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon did not provide any immediate and concrete solution.

He revealed that the land was actually registered in an owner's name in 1993 but it was strange that it took the owner 16 years later to send out a lawyer's notice to the Association.

He further said that The Department was currently discussing with the Land Department on the actual status of the land and working to find a suitable solution.

Tan Sri Koh is often described as the KPI ( key performance index) minister But where is his efficiency in solving this issue?

The letter to demand demolition / removal of the building was issued by the land owner in September. Till today, no solution has yet been found by him or the Department of National unity and Integration. . What has happened to all this government talk about " Performance Now".?

The Association predicament may not be an isolated case as there may well be similar cases which have yet to come to light.

DAP demands the following answers:-1) why was the land alienated / sold to a private individual?2) at what price was the land sold to the individual ?3) why was there no prior consultation with the association on the sale of the said land

Finally, the Federal Government must be prepared to compulsorily acquire the land under the National Land Code to save the Association's premise if there is no suitable solution.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

PR states must lead by example and must deliver as promised 23.11.2009

When speaking at PR’s national symposium on the making of a two-party system organised by the Institute for Policy Research (IKD) on November 21, Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim challenged Pakatan Rakyat (PR) states today to be role models of good governance and reforms in order for Malaysia to move towards a two-party system.

“The states must show an example via its policies, which must emphasise good governance, diversity, compassion for the weak and safeguarding of natural resources and the environment ", he said.

I agree with Anwar that PR states must lead by example. In fact, the performance of PR states will definitely become a major issue in the next general election.

PR states will be fully evaluated by the voters and what is therefore most important is that PR states must be able to go into the next general election and proclaim proudly and loudly that " We have delivered ".

The voters have given the opposition their strong support . They have given strong mandate to the PR states. They will also remember PR promises.

PR states must therefore lead by example and prove to the supporters that they can bring about changes, govern better than BN governments and deliver as promised.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Apakah akan terjadi jika kebakaran berlaku?

Semasa lawatan saya bersama Yang Berhormat M. Kula Segaran disepanjang Jalan Kuala Kangsar, Taman Wing Onn dan Taman Semarak. Kami mendapat aduan daripada peniaga-peniaga di kawasan tersebut bahawa tiada Pili Bomba yang sempurna di kawasan tersebut iaitu bertentangan dengan Stesen Minyak Shell.

Gambar di sebelah menunjukan kawasan di mana pihak Bomba telah membuka Pili Bomba tersebut bagi tujuan penyelenggaran tetapi tidak memasang balik. (di hadapan Pusat Servis Tayar & Bateri Shen Yee)

Gambar kedua pula menunjukkan keadaan tempat Pili Bomba yang tidak sempurna. (bersebelahan Restoran Rajamah)

Di Taman Wing Onn ini terdiri daripada kawasan rumah, rumah kedai dan kawasan perindustrian ringan. Tetapi malangnya pili Bomba yang di kawasan tersebut tidak sempurna dan tidak berfungsi.

Peniaga-peniaga di kawasan tersebut amat kuathiri dengan situasi yang mereka hadapi sekarang, kerana bukan sahaja harta benda akan musnah tetapi nyawa yang disayangi turut serta.

Bagaimanakah pihak Bomba akan mengatasi masalah ini semasa kebakaran? Ini adalah kerana masyarakat setempat di sana melabur wang yang banyak untuk membangunkan kawasan tersebut.

Kami pihak DAP menyeru pihak berkuasa tempatan, khasnya pihak Bomba supaya mengambil tindakan yang sewajarnya untuk mengatasi masalah ini untuk kebaikan bersama.

Kami juga telah menghantar surat aduan kepada Pengarah Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Negeri Perak supaya mengambil tindakan segera.

daripada, D. Tanabalan

Friday, November 20, 2009

Tamil School Issue


Emergency Motion rejected- a write up in Malaysian Insider

UPDATED
By Asrul Hadi Abdullah Sani

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 18 — Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar today rejected an emergency motion on the Klang shoot-out where five Indian men were killed as the matter was still under police investigation.

Ipoh Barat DAP MP M. Kulasegaran had moved a motion for the government to conduct a public inquiry on the five shot dead by the police on Nov 8 for being suspected gang members.

The shoot-out caused an outcry in the Indian community as opposition leaders and NGOs accused the police of being trigger happy. A sister of one of the dead men tried to commit suicide which the family said was linked to the shoot-out.

Kulasegaran argued that the police should have captured the suspects and brought them to court instead of shooting them.

“The police action has caused public peace to be in jeopardy. The incident that happened on Nov 8 has clearly shown that the police have abused their powers without considering public interest and peace,” he said.

He said the police should tell the truth.

“The police should not deny the allegations made against them,” Kulasegaran added.

Wan Junaidi explained that the motion was not allowed because the subject matter was not urgent although he did admit that it was a specific matter and was of public interest.

Ipoh Timur MP Lim Kit Siang objected and argued that the subject matter was urgent because it was of public interest.

“We cannot use that it was still under investigation as an excuse. This is an urgent debate because it involves the interest of many. It also involves the belief of the public in the institution of Parliament.

“The case is still investigated by police so there must be a separation of power between the legislative and the executive. This goes against the doctrine of separation of powers,” he said.

Last Thursday, R. Seetha poured weedkiller for herself and her four children in Klang and told them to “drink it so you can see uncle” after she was overcome with grief for her younger brother who was among those shot dead by police.

R. Surendren, 24, was among the five “high on the police wanted list” gunned down by the police.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Inspector- General of Police must not make emotional and ridiculous defence of police shoot out

When asked to comment on claims that the police had used excessive force in the November 8 shooting in Klang where five suspected robbers were killed, Inspector-General of Police ( IGP ) Tan Sri Musa Hassan said yesterday that those who questioned police action in shooting suspects should consider whether they wanted to support those who upheld the law or the criminals.

“The duty of the police is to protect the people. We do not protect criminals,” Musa said.

He further said the police did not act indiscriminately but considered public order and shot criminals as the last resort.

When police conduct in past shoot outs was questioned , the usual reply was that all quarters must not politicise the issue.

On the recent Klang shoot out with Police which caused 5 deaths, Federal Criminal Investigation Department director Datuk Seri Bakri Zinin had , besides refuting allegations by certain quarters that police had used indiscriminate force, claimed that nobody raises a hue and cry when police officers are killed or wounded in the line of duty."When no one appears to care, the implicit message is that the lives of police officers are expendable", he said.

It appears that the police's reactions against allegations on shoot out deaths are getting from bad to worse.

IGP's yesterday's reaction has now been equated by the people to be similar to the " either you are with us or with the terrorists " approach adopted by former US President Bush.

It was on September 20, 2001 at a joint session of Congress that Bush made his infamous declaration towards other nations, who were being recruited into his “war on terror”: “Either you are with us or you are with the terrorists.”

Surely IGP himself will not agree with such approach declared by Bush. As such, he himself must not defend the shoot out by asking people to consider whether they want to support the police or the criminals.

IGP must understand that when police conduct is questioned, it does not mean that the questioners do not support the police or do not care about their lives. It is also absurd if any police officer takes the line that the questioners are supporting violent criminals.

We accept that the police have the fundamental right to self defence. But public allegation that there could be indiscriminate use of force must not be brushed aside or replied with emotional and ridiculous defence .

The police must particularly take note of the claim made by R. Rampathy, father of one of the five Indians killed in the Klang shoot out with police.

R. Rampathy had publicly disputed police claims that his son was a criminal.He even claimed that his son did not have a police report, had never been arrested or even set foot in a police station.

Emotional response from the police will not help to satisfactorily answer public allegation or stop eroding confidence in the police force.

IGP should not fear a public inquiry . In fact, the right course of action for him is to personally call on the government to conduct an open and independent inquiry into the November 8 Klang shoot out .

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Motion on killings by police rejected by Speaker

Motion to discuss the recent killings by the Police was rejected by the Speaker. Three requirements before an urgent motion is allowed to be debated. And there are, it must be definate, urgent and of public importance. Further a motion cannnot contain more then 300 words. Speaker says the motion has to be rejected as it is not urgent as the police are investigating the killings.In the first place the police were the one who did the killing!
My motion reads as follows:

Five Indians were killed in a shoot out with the Police in Lorong Sungai Keramat, Taman Klang Utama in Klang at 12.30am Sunday, November 8.

In the wake of outcry over the shooting, Federal CID chief Datuk Mohd Bakri Zinin denied that police had used indiscriminate force in the shoot out.

But this was not the first case where people were killed in shoot out with police . According to media reports, last year there were 39 deaths after shoot out with police. Shoot out deaths continue to happen this year.

Although the Police has the right to shoot in self defence, there has been increasing public allegation that the police are trigger happy and do adopt a shoot to kill approach .

The above incident on November 8 has undoubtedly strengthened such allegation despite strong denial by the police .

The attempted suicide by R Seetha who poured weedkiller for herself and her four children after being overcome with grief by her brother's death shows how traumatized families of shoot our victims could be. Seetha's brother Surenden was one of the five killed in the shoot out.

Surenden's father, R. Rampathy has disputed police claims that his son was a criminal.He even claimed that his son did not have a police report, had never been arrested or even set foot in a police station.

Public allegation cannot be taken lightly. The police should know that public allegation cannot be dispelled merely by a denial

The government must conduct an open inquiry into the above shoot out deaths .

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Let the voters who can see the results that the PR government has delivered know that their right decision is to continue to support the PR.

A big crowd attended the DAP open house which began at 7.30pm and was held at Puchong, Selangor.

Among those who attended were CM Lim Guan Eng, DCM Ramasamy, Yb Kit Siang,YB Gobind, Yb Hanna, YB A.Sivanesan, YB Therase Kok, Yb Ronnie Liew, YB Tony Puah and many other leaders.
I delivered a speech which is as follows:
The Prime Minister has earlier declared UMNO's objective to take back the Selangor power. But the big majority held by the Pakatan Rakyat( PR) in the Selangor State Assembly will not allow a repeat of the seizure of Perak power to take place here.

Nevertheless, PR must be fully prepared to fight the BN when the next general election arrives.

Opposition parliamentary leader Anwar Ibrahim' s declaration of war to defend Selangor from being taken back by the Barisan Nasional is a necessary and strategic move which shows that PR is fully aware of the tough fight that we will face in Selangor.

We must never underestimate our political foes. We must also be fully aware of the challenges we face.

If anything, the recent Bagan Pinang by election result whereby the BN candidate won with an unexpected huge 5435 majority , sweeping all 8 polling streams, should serve as a wake up call to the PR, especially PR Selangor.

Many political analysts and bloggers have penned their views on the reasons for PR's loss in the by election as well as lessons that PR must learn. These valid views must be taken seriously and serve as PR lessons.

A major reason for PR 's loss cited is the open inter party spat among PR component parties. I am glad that PR leadership has addressed this issue.

An important view made is that PR state governments must be able to deliver, especially to the Indian community who have given their significant support to PR in the last general election.

We must be concerned that Merdeka Centre conducted surveys have shown that BN has gained significant Indian support since Najib became the new Prime Minister.

It is therefore imperative that the Selangor government will have to introduce more, concrete and beneficial policies for the betterment of the Indian community, be they in the fields of education, economy, culture , civil service employment etc.

Let the PR supporters rejoice and the BN voters envy about the tangible, significant benefits and improvement that a PR government can bring to the Selangor Indian community who have long been marginalised by the BN government, whether at state or federal levels.

Indeed, results will be our best defence against the BN attacks. Results will continue to make Selangor the PR fortress and smash BN's to recapture it.

By saying so, I do not mean that the Selangor state government has not done anything for the Indian community, but we must never forget the formidable challenges we face-- the expectations from a long marginalised community and the advantages that BN will gain from the " new Prime Minister factor".

Past election records have shown that voters tend to accept a new Prime Minister more willingly and are therefore prepared to support him on the basis of" lets give him chance and see what he can do".

There is no time to waste. PR Selangor must begin to make all out preparation for the next general election. When the election arrives, PR Selangor will have to be able to tell the voters, especially the Indian voters --- we have proven what we can do , give yourselves and the PR another chance to move on together.

Let the voters know that their voting decision is not to squander their chance on the BN coalition which have failed them . Let the voters who can see the results
that the PR government has delivered know that their right decision is to continue to support the PR.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Today's motion at Malaysian Parliament by M. Kulasegaran

16November 2009

Yang di Pertua,
Dewan Rakyat,
Parlimen.

YB Tan Sri,

Per: Notis Peraturan Mesyuarat 18(1) - Kerajaan harus menubuhkan Jawatankuasa Peyiasatan Terbuka keatas tembakan pihak polis terhadap lima lelaki yang telah berlaku di Klang.

Ini adalah untuk memberikan notis di bawah Peraturan Mesyuarat 18(2) untuk mengusulkan perkara tertentu berkenaan kepentingan orang ramai yang berkehendaki disegerakan seperti berikut:

“Bahawa Dewan mengizinkan M.Kula Segaran, Ahli Parlimen Ipoh Barat untuk menangguhkan Dewan mengikut Peraturan Mesyuarat 18(1) untuk merundingkan perkara tertentu berkenaan kepentingan orang ramai yang berkehendaki disegerakan mengenai kehendaknya kerajaan menubuhkan Jawatankuasa Peyiasatan Terbuka ke atas tembakan pihak polis terhadap lima lelaki yang telah berlaku di Klang.”

Pada 8hb November 2009, Ahad, Lima orang lelaki India telah terbunuh akibat daripada tembakan pihak polis di Lorong Sungai Keramat, Taman Klang Utama di Klang pada jam 12:30 tengah malam.

Ketua Polis Wilayah Persekutuan, CID Datuk Mohd Bakri Zinin menafikan bahawa pihak polis tidak pernah menggunakan kuasanya untuk menembak seseorang suspek secara membuta tuli. Beliau juga membantah bahawa pihak polis tidak bersikap keterlaluan dalam hal ini.

Tetapi ini bukanlah kes pertama di mana orang ramai di tembak oleh pihak polis. Menurut laporan media, tahun lalu, 39 kes kematian dilaporkan selepas pihak polis bertindak keterlaluan dengan menembak orang ramai dengan nama suspek yang dicari. Ianya berterusan pada tahun ini.

Walaupun polis berhak menembak seseorang bagi mempertahankan dirinya, ini bukan bermakna kes kematian akibat tembakan sering meningkat. Sebaliknya menangkap mereka yang tertuduh dan dihukum di mahkamah. Tindakan polis ini telah mengakibat ketenteraman awan telah terancam.

Insiden yang berlaku pada 8hb November 2009 telah pasti kukuh bahawa pihak polis mempergunakan kuasanya tanpa menghiraukan kepentingan dan ketenteraman orang awam.

R Seetha yang telah mencuba untuk membunuh diri bersama-sama 4 anaknya dengan menggunakan racun telah menunjukkan keluarganya dalam trauma kesedihan akibat daripada kematian adiknya. Ini adalah sesuatu yang amat mengerikan bagi keluarga mangsa tersebut. R.Surenden adik kepada R. Seetha yang mati dalam tembakan polis.

R. Rampathy bapa kepada R. Surenden yang telah membantah kenyataan polis bahawa anaknya adalah seorang jenayah. Bahkan beliau menyatakan bahawa anaknya tidak pernah mempunyai sebarang laporan polis atas dirinya, serta tidak pernah ditangkap atau memijak mana-mana balai polis.

Dugaan awam tidak boleh dianggap sebarangan. Pihak polis harus memberi kenyataan yang sebenar kepada orang awam serta tidak menafikan sesuatu tuduhan terhadap polis semata-mata untuk mempertahankan pihak polis.

Kerajaan harus melakukan penyiasatan terbuka di atas kematian lima pemuda tersebut.
Sekian, terima kasih.

Yang benar,

M.Kula Segaran
Ahli Parlimen Ipoh Barat

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Taman Bercham Baru

民主行动党霹雳州政治教育局主任张志坚于2009年11月15日(星期日)在怡保所发表的文告。
(怡保15日讯)新巴占花园十多年来不曾发生水災,如今逢雨成灾,滚滚黄泥如排山倒海流入居子,居民叫苦连天。民主行动党怡西服务中心接获投诉后,怡保西区国会议员古拉马上连同助理丹那巴兰,民主行动党霹雳州政治教育局主任张志坚及新巴占支部主席尤顺成到现场了解该问题的来胧去脉。
受影响居民谢先生和曹先生申诉,新巴占花园後面的地段开发剷平开始建屋之後就发生水灾,由于发展地段位于较高地势,下雨时涌出的水源如小瀑布,随着泥浆冲进多间住家,积水约一尺,有十的家住家受到影响,家具、电器都被水淹坏了,损失严重。居民们纷纷把矛头指向附近的发展计画,並希望有关发展商負起责任!
怡保西区国会议员古拉表示,近年来巴占地区发展迅速,多个屋业发展己在该区进行。所以,市政厅工程组和水利灌溉局现在也应改善巴占上游和下游沟道。古拉将向有关当局下情上达此问题,同时将把此事带上国会讨论。
也是工程师的张志坚巡视了附近的排水系统后表示,屋业的发展没有和排水系统同步进行,如果不是雨季就很少发生水灾,但是如今在雨季时刻进行屋业发展就必须先规划好排水系统。同时多个行人道己变成泥坑,张志坚也因亲力亲为巡视和了解排水系统而不小心踏入约深3尺的泥坑,幸得到2名居民的帮助,费了九牛二虎之力才把他拉起,但却因此扭伤了脚。张氏心有遗憾的表示,如小孩跌入泥坑后果不堪设想, 张氏希望发展商重视排水系统的问题。

民主行动党

图 (1):。图左旁的发展地段位于较高地势,下雨时随着泥浆冲进多间住家。(左起) 谢先生,尤顺成,古拉,丹那巴兰,张志坚,曹先生。

图 (2):张志坚不小心踏入约深3尺的泥坑,幸得到2名居民把他拉起。

The government must conduct an open inquiry into the November 8 Klang shoot out incident which caused 5 deaths

Five Indians who were suspected robbers were killed in a shoot out with the Police in Klang at 12.30am Sunday, November 8.

It was reported that the five were former inmates of the Simpang Renggam detention centre and that they were involved in at least 10 robberies in Selangor and the Klang Valley for the past one year.

In the wake of outcry over the shooting, Federal CID chief Datuk Mohd Bakri Zinin denied that police had used indiscriminate force in the shoot out.

But this was not the first case where people were killed in shoot out with police . Media reports say that last year , there were 39 deaths after shoot out with police.

Although the Police has the right to shoot in self defence, there has been increasing public allegation that the police are trigger happy and do adopt a shoot to kill approach .

The above incident on November 8 has undoubtedly strengthened such allegation despite strong denial by the police

The attempted suicide by R Seetha who poured weedkiller for herself and her four children after being overcome with grief by her brother's death shows how traumatized families of shoot our victims could be. Seetha's brother Surenden was one of the five killed in the shoot out.

Surenden's father, R. Rampathy has disputed police claims that his son was a criminal.He even claimed that his son did not have a police report, had never been arrested or even set foot in a police station.

Public allegation cannot be taken lightly. The police should know that public allegation cannot be dispelled merely by a denial

The first thing that the police must not do is to complicate the issue by claiming that no one cares when a police officer dies in a shoot out. This is totally baseless.

The second thing that the police should do is to publish the criminal activities and records of the five suspected robbers

But the most important thing is that the government must conduct an open inquiry into the above shoot out deaths .

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Call on the Federal Government to amend the 1996 Education Act to clearly guarantee the permanent existence of National type primary schools.

DAP has been persistent in calling on the government to repeal clause 21(2) of the 1961 Education Act which reads" where at anytime the Minister is satisfied that a National -type primary school may suitably be converted into a National primary school, he may by order direct that the school shall become a National primary school".

The federal government finally bowed to pressures and presented amendment to the Parliament for debates.

Nevertheless, although it was repealed in 1996, non Malay communities still do not feel assured about the permanent existence of the National type primary schools.

Time and again, there will be calls from some groups, individuals and Barisan Nasional politicians for the implementation of single stream school education policy which represents the " final objective "of the 1956 Razak Education Report.

The 1956 Razak Report has recommended that "the ultimate objective of education policy in this country must be to bring together children of all races under a national education system in which the national language is the main medium of instruction".

DAP opposes a single stream school educational system as our stand is that all races have a right to learn their mother tongue language and that the existence of multi stream schools is not a cause of racial disunity.

Although section 21(2) of the 1961 Education Act has been repealed, this final objective continues to be the guiding philosophy of the nation's education policies and results in National type schools not being given the fair treatment.

In August last year, Najib who was then the Deputy Prime Minster had said in an interview-- ' I am a defender of Chinese primary school education. I have often reminded the Chinese voters that in 1996, during my tenure as education minister, I abolished section 21 (2) of the Education Act 1961, to ensure the perpetual existence of Chinese primary schools'

But recently when there were calls for the implementation of single stream school education system, the Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said that he was personally for single stream schools to promote unity and 1Malaysia.Such schools, he said, were the ultimate objective of the Razak Report but due to circumstances involving the country's history, it ended up with a multiple stream system.How could non Malay communities who oppose single stream school system feel comfortable when a Deputy Prime Minister did not state the government's opposition to suggestions to implement single stream schools but yet voiced his personal approval ?

Neither did Najib reiterate that the National type schools will exist permanently. Najib has replied that it will only be implemented if the people are for it.

Why could not Najib reiterate that National type primary schools will perpetually exist?

In order to allay the legitimate fears of the non Malay communities as well as to prove that under Najib's 1 Malaysia concept , national type schools will permanently exist , the Federal Government should amend the 1996 Education Act to clearly guarantee the permanent existence of National type primary schools.

Bad leadership by example

Every year, many motorbike accidents result in deaths or serious injuries due to head injuries suffered by the motorcyclists.

Every year, big sum of money is spent by the government to carry out road safety campaign which includes educating motorcyclists on the importance of wearing safety helmets.

Every year, Police issues many summons to motorcyclists who do not wear their helmets.

Below is a photo taken from today's Star newspaper . What does it show?

Good leadership by example by the deputy prime minister for going on a flood tour. But bad leadership by example for not wearing a safety helmet.


Flood tour: Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin hitching a ride as he tours flood-hit areas in Alor Setar in Kedah.

Speech by M. Kulasegaran at Teluk Intan Deepavali Function on Sunday, November 8, 2009

In a press release dated October 6, the Merdeka Centre reveled that moving towards the sixth month mark of his premiership, Prime Minister Najib Razak’s approval rating among Malaysians has eased slightly but remains in positive territory.

The release said , "Merdeka Center conducted two surveys among Malaysians aged 21 and above, the first survey was conducted among 1,027 voters was carried out between 4th to 14th September. The second survey was carried out among 846 adult Malaysian respondents aged 21 and above between 29th September and 4th October 2009".

It also said, "The first survey found that 56% of Malaysians say that they were satisfied with his performance as Prime Minister, this is lower compared to 65% recorded in mid-June 2009. Broken down into ethnic groups, the survey found 64% of Malays, 36% of the Chinese and 68% of Indians expressing satisfaction. Overall, the survey found that the number of people dissatisfied with his performance remaining about the same at 23% as compared to 22% in June 2009. "

What can we say about the prospects of Pakatan Rakyat in the next general election, based on the above survey result?

I must say PR has to wake up and start to go all out preparing for the next general election as a united coalition.

For a start, without the strong Indian support for Opposition candidates, there would not have been a political tsunami in last year's general election.. And many analysts have estimated the Indian support for Opposition at last general election to be in the region of 70 to 80 %. With the above survey showing 68% of Indians expressing satisfaction with the performance of the Prime Minister, PR's performance at next general election will be very seriously affected.

This may sound like an exaggeration at this stage. But we must never forget the Bagan Pinang by election where BN candidate won with a shocking majority of 5435 votes. And the BN candidate, despite his tainted image, won all the 8 polling streams. BN's increased support did not come from the Indian voters only.

It is disturbing too when the Merdeka Centre survey also found that 46% of the people were satisfied with the performance of the four Pakatan Rakyat-held states of Kedah, Penang, Selangor and Kelantan. "

Again, when only 46% of the people were satisfied with the performance of 4 PR held states, can we not wake up?

When opening the recent DAP Pahang State Convention , I have said that there are a few issues which PR leadership must give its utmost attention and I repeat them here:1. public inter spat among PR component parties must stop.2. PR state governments must be able to deliver to meet or even surpass the public expectation3. PR must be able to provide confidence that it is a better alternative to the BN federal government4. PR must be prepared to go into the next election as one united coalition with common objective and even with one contesting symbol.It is expected that Najib will dissolve the Parliament in 18 months time. But we can never rule out the possibility of him calling for fresh election in 12 months time.

it is important that PR leaders , members and supporters must bear in mind two things-- firstly, we must never underestimate Najib's determination and ability to regain support for BN , and secondly, if we do not learn the lessons of Bagan Pinang by election, the next general election may be a political tsunami against the PR.
Lets all remember our mission to make this a better country and lets all begin to make all out preparation for the next general election.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Dinner at th residence of the High Commissioner of India

Dinner at the residence of the High Commissioner of India
Photo with Mr. Ashok K Kantha and Mrs. Sharmila Kantha on 29th October 2009

MACC must name the missing key witness.

Jayanthi Naidu , who was VK Lingam's secretary until 1995, had in 2008 told the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the VK Lingam video tape case that she was instructed by her former boss to make travel arrangements for him and his family together with Tun Eusoff Chin and his family to New Zealand in 1994.

So when the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has recently said that it was unable to proceed with the investigation into the New Zealand trip because it could not locate a key witness, Malaysians were surprised and had wondered why she had gone missing.

It was therefore shocking that after Jayanthi was produced in Parliament to disprove claim that she had gone missing, MACC has clarified yesterday that she is not the missing key witness in the investigations into the Lingam video clip.

However, MACC's clarification was not convincing as one simple fact remains--how many Malaysians would have thought that Jayanthi was not the missing key witness ?

Hence, to avoid public allegation that the missing key witness could be a non existing person cooked up to avoid embarrassment to MACC for having earlier given a misleading answer or even to cover up the new Zealand trip corruption issue, the MACC must reveal the identity of the missing key witness.

I do not see how the MACC can effectively dispel public doubt and allegation except by naming the key witness whom they have claimed has been untraceable.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

What will PM and Home Minister now say about the ROS's decision on the position of MCA deputy president's position ?

In another dramatic twist yesterday, former chairman of MCA’s legal bureau Datuk Leong Tang Chong claimed that the Registrar of Societies (RoS) never reinstated Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek to the MCA's deputy president's post.

Leong told a press conference that the RoS merely said that from the information supplied by Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek, ‘we are of the view the post of deputy president is not vacant’”. He also claimed that Liow Tiong Lai is still the party deputy president.

On November 5, the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib had said that the Registrar of Societies (RoS) made a “purely legal” ruling based on the MCA constitution in reinstating Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek as the party deputy president. He also said that the same provision used by the registrar also kept Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat as president.

Now that Leong has alleged that RoS did not reinstate Chua Soi Lek and that the MCA Central Committee was misled into believing that he was reinstated, lets see what Najib will say.

On November 5, Home Minister Datuk Hishammuddin had said that the decision made by RoS was based on the Societies Act 1966 and the MCA constitution.He added that his Ministry and the RoS would stand by the decision.

Before Najib and Hishammmuddin comment that any aggrieved party can challenge the RoS's decision, they should first let the public know whether they were actually aware of the contents of letter signed by the RoS before they commented on November 5?

Did they both comment earlier based on what the RoS had actually said in his letter or they had commented based on media reports that quoted MCA leaders that the RoS had decided to confirm Chua as MCA deputy president?

Monday, November 9, 2009

Majlis Makan Malam Deepavali anjuran DAP Chenderiang

Pengerusi DAP Chendering, Sdr. Richard dan isterinya Sdri. Wenni bersama pasukannya telah menjayakan Majlis Makan Malam bersama rakyat sempena sambutan Hari Deepavali. Seramai 300 orang daripada pelbagai kaum termasuk Orang Asli orang hadir di Pusat Perkhidmatan DAP Chenderiang. Pelbagai makanan kaum India telah dihidangkan kepada masyarakat tempatan.

Turut hadir YB. Chen Fook Chye, Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri kawasan Keranchi, Sdr. Frankie Wong, Pengerusi Pusat Perkhidmatan Jelapang, Sdr. Tanabalan, Pengerusi Cawangan Kepayang, Sdri. Jayalachimi, Sdri, Suganthi dan ahli-ahli DAP.

Acara dimulakan dengan upacara penyalaan lampu tradisional kaum India sebagai tanda keceriaan. Mengikut legenda kaum India, nyalaan lampu ini adalah amat penting kerana pada masa dahulu masyarakat kaum India hidup dalam kegelapan, kesusahan dan menderita akibat daripada perbuatan ‘Naragasuran’. Selepas Dewa Krishna menawan kuasa jahat tersebut maka masyarakat kaum india memulakan hidup mereka dengan menyalakan lampu minyak sebagai tanda permulaan kehidupan semula.

Pada majlis ini juga DAP Chendering telah memberi hadiah berupa wang tunai kepada pelajar-pelajar cemerlang dalam peperiksaan UPSR pada tahun 2008.

Juga tidak ketinggalan hadiah atau saguhati kepada warga tua di kawasan tersebut sebagai tanda keperhatian parti terhadap masyarakat.

Beberapa nyanyian lagu kebudayaan telah dinyanyikan untuk menghiburkan para pengunjung. YB. Chen Fook Chye turut mengambil bahagian dalam nyanyian tersebut.

Saya ingin menyarankan kepada semua ahli DAP, agar program seperti begini harus diadakan di setiap cawangan di seluruh Malaysia bagi mengeratkan lagi hubungan masyarakat tidak kira kaum, agama dan budaya.

Death threats must be condemned

DAP Johor state chairman, Dr. Boo Cheng Hau, had on November 5 made a police report of receiving a written threat left on the gate of his house.
He said the Mandarin words used meant "death" while the Malay words meant "stupid".In May last year, DAP national chairman Karpal Singh received a death threat with a live bullet enclosed in a yellow envelope. The threat and bullet were hand delivered to the his office by a man.

On October 1 this year, DAP MP for Seputeh Teresa Kok lodged a police report after someone posted on her blog a threat which sounded" “teresa, kau ni perlu diajar dgn darah t.kasih”.

Last month, a firework explosive was again hurled at the house of DAP Sarawak state chairman Wong Ho Leng, less than a month after a similar incident previously.

Within a short period of less than two years, we already have death threats made against a few DAP leaders.

We must ask what has happened to this country and why there is now a trend of death threats against politicians ?

All Malaysians must condemn such threats and the Police must do their utmost to nab the culprits.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Credit card tax is a "revenue first, not people first policy

After receiving much complaints from the people, the Cabinet has decided to scrap the introduction of an end-of-life policy for vehicles.Such policy , if introduced, will make mandatory annual comprehensive inspection as a requirement for road tax renewal for vehicles aged 15 years or older.

DAP welcomes the Cabinet's decision to pull back the policy as it will be a big financial burden especially to the rural folks as most of the old cars are found in the rural areas.
However, the question that the Prime Minister has to answer is why he has not listened to the complaints from the people on the introduction of taxes on credit and charge cards?

Is he not aware that besides the end of life policy for vehicles, credit card tax policy proposed in his 2010 Budget is the other measure which has attracted the most negative feedback from the public?
Has he not heard the public view that the correct and effective way to reduce the number of credit cards in the country is for the card issuers to raise the card eligibility conditions like annual income limit rather than for the government to impose service tax?

Does the government know why a credit card user will normally have at least two cards? And does the Prime Minister know that his new measure will affect the lower income group?
A few days ago, Najib had pointed out that the public should look at the overall benefits offered by the Government in the Budget, including an additional RM1,000 tax relief and a reduction at the top of the taxable income tier from 27% to 26%.

“So they get two (relief measures) and only have to pay RM50 (per credit card). Don’t tell me they cannot pay RM50?’’ he said.

By asking this question, it is proof that Najib has yet to understand the people's burden and feelings, He cannot therefore complain that the people have described his credit card tax policy as a " revenue first, not people first policy".

Friday, November 6, 2009

Second Post Mortem on Teoh Beng Hock

Coroner Azmil Muntapha Abas has on November 4 allowed the application by the family of late Sdr Teoh Beng Hock to have his remains exhumed so that a second post-mortem on him can be carried out.

Together with DAP parliamentary leader Sdr Lim Kit Siang, I had attended the Court proceedings at Shah Alam. We had met Beng Hock's siblings whom I observed were still very pained by his sudden demise on July 16.

The second post mortem details will only be determined by the court on Monday, November 9.

In allowing the family's application, the Coroner also ordered that the second post-mortem be handled by a medical officer in the presence of four forensic experts, namely Dr Khairul Azman Ibrahim, Dr Prashant Naresh Samberkar, Dr Pornthip Rojanasunand and another expert to be appointed by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission .

It was a disappointment in a way for the Teoh family and many Malaysians that Dr Porntip will not be able to personally carry out the second post mortem due to legal restrictions. Nevertheless, it is hoped that with her supervision, the second post mortem will be able to reveal the truth -- whether Beng Hock had died of homicide.

Many Malaysians have not expected the Inquest which started on July 29 to last so long. They are also waiting anxiously to know the outcome.

Lets hope that with the presence of four forensic experts at the second post mortem, the truth as to how Beng Hock had died could be established with finality.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Is the MCA great unity plan legally correct, morally and politically acceptable, Mr Prime Minister?

Present MCA leadership turmoils have never failed to make newspaper headlines. The fight has never failed to shock both MCA members and the Malaysian public with
new turn of dramatic events .

The latest was the reinstatement of Chua Soi Lek as its Deputy President at its yesterday's Central Committee meeting and the sacking of 4 co-opted Central Committee members by its President Ong Tee Keat hours before the meeting started. .

The decision by the Registrar of Societies to confirm that Chua is still he Deputy President just hours before yesterday's MCA Central Committee meeting was a real shocker. Why this new decision and why was it made just before the crucial MCA Central Committee meeting?

The Home Minister Datuk Hishammuddin certainly owes the public and MCA members an explanation.

The MCA internal turmoil has started with the Ong and Chua factions fighting against each other , following Chua"s expulsion from the party. It has now developed into three factions , with Liow Tiong Lai being the head of another group. Many people have therefore described the present MCA leadership tussle as similar to " Era of the Three Kingdoms"- an era of turbulent years in Chinese history.

Immediately after the October 10 MCA Extraordinary General Assembly ,Prime Minster Datuk Seri Najib commented that the MCA Central Committee must resolve its problem in a way which was legally correct, morally and political acceptable when it was still uncertain then whether Ong Tee Keat would resign his president's post.

Ong Tee Keat has publicly said that his present great unity plan to resolve MCA crisis has the blessings of the Prime Minister. So the question that Najib should answer is whether the unity plan is legally correct, morally and politically acceptable?

Has he become so impatient to see MCA crisis resolved that he has dropped his earlier demand that a MCA solution must meet the three factors of " legally correct, morally and politically acceptable?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Is there 1 Policy under the 1 Malaysia concept-- Mr Prime Minister?

In April this year, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib has said that no Malaysian should consider himself a second-class citizen nor feel sidelined or left behind in the nation’s progress.He said under his “1Malaysia” concept, every member of the public who was eligible, in need of help and aid, would be rendered assistance.

Last Sunday Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin reiterated that there is no such thing as a first or second-class citizen in the country and that all citizens have equal rights. He stressed that the government would continue to ensure fairness and equality for all as stated in the Federal Constitution and uphold all the principles of the Rukun Negara."No Malaysian should feel neglected as every individual, regardless of race or religion and whether he lives in town or the outskirts, enjoys the same rights and privileges. There is no segregation of race or status here and there is certainly no such thing as a first or second-class citizen," he said at the national-level Deepavali open house at Ladang Siliau near Port Dickson.

Najib and Muhyiddin have uttered very nice words about all citizens being equal in this country. Undoubtedly they will continue to repeat such nice words and assurances on many more occasions.

But the first question that they both should ask themselves is why after Malaysia having achieved our Independence from Britain since 1957, the government leaders still have to make such assurances?

The fact that they still have to make such rhetoric’s simply proves that BN government policies have failed to make all Malaysians feel that they have an equal place under the Malaysian sun.

Surely Najib and Muhyiddin cannot say that they are not aware that many Chinese and Indians do feel that they are like second class citizens in this country because of the discriminatory government policies.

Surely they both know it is such feeling of not being given equal place and opportunities under the Malaysian sun that was a major factor why a political tsunami had taken place in last year's general election, resulting in BN's unprecedented electoral debacle.

Hence, if Najib and Muhyiddin wish to convince all Malaysians they have an equal place under the Malaysia sun, they should not just rely on political rhetoric’s or mere words.

BN government must assure the people with policies and actions. Najib should declare that under his 1 Malaysia concept, there is only 1 Policy where all citizens will be given equal rights, privileges and treatment.

The question is --is there such a 1 Policy under Najib's 1 Malaysia concept?

Monday, November 2, 2009

Government must answer two questions about the RM 300 million collected from AP charges.

In presenting his 2010 Budget in Parliament on 23.10.2009 , the Prime Minister Dato Seri Najib has said , " Following liberalisation and our international commitments, the Government will implement a more open automotive policy. For this, the Government will impose a sum of RM10,000 for each approved permit (AP) to open AP holders, for the distribution of AP in 2010. This proposal will be effective from 1 January 2010. A portion of this collection will be channelled to the Bumiputera development fund in the automotive sector."

While answering an oral question in Parliament on 27.10.2009, Minister of International Trade and Industry Dato Mustapha Mohamed has revealed that the government expects to receive a total of RM 300 million from the AP charges imposed . He said a big portion will be utilised to help the bumiputras in the automotive sector.

Two questions which deserve answers are as follows:

1. why is it that under 1 Malaysia concept , the RM 300 million cannot be utilised to help all in the automotive sector irrespective of their race?

2. why has the government imposed a sum of RM 10,000 for each AP, a sum that is well below the a market price?

In his Budget speech, the Prime Minister has stressed that the 1Malaysia concept, People First, Performance Now, is a continuous effort in strengthening unity among the rakyat. He said the concept is based on positive values centred on social justice and acceptance of a multiracial society.

If truly 1 Malaysia concept is based on acceptance of a multiracial society, why is it that Najib is not prepared to prove his sincerity and seriousness by implementing color blind policies and measures?

Isn't the measure of channeling a big portion of the RM 300 million to the Bumiputra development goes against the very principle of 1 Malaysia concept which should ensure that all Malaysians will have an equal place and enjoy equal opportunities under the Malaysian sun?

It is not a secret that the market price of an AP is worth at least RM 25000 to RM 30,000. Why then has the government come up with the figure of RM 10,000 per AP?

I will raise these two questions when I take the floor to debate the 2010 Budget next week.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Why has the percentage of Indian civil servants decreased, Datuk S Subramaniam?

In July this year, the MIC Secretary General and Human Resources Minister Datuk S Subramaniam had said that the intake of Malaysian Indians into the Malaysian civil service this year had surpassed the quota of 7.4% as agreed to following discussions with the Public Service Commission (PSC) and the Public Service Department (PSD)

Dr Subramanian has also said that 4000 Indian Malaysians were recruited by PSC this year while another 12,000 applicants had their applications rejected.

I had on July 22 challenged him to justify his figures and I had revealed that a parliamentary reply to my written question asking the Prime Minister to state the number of new government recruitment for the period from 2004 to 2009.

According to the reply, the number of new recruitment by PSC were as follows:
2009 ( as at 31.5.2009 ) - 23,522
2008 - 52,369
2007 - 38,373
2006 - 28,225
2005 - 17,031
2004 - 16,388
The number of Indians recruited for the above corresponding periods were 1179, 2367, 1182, 1150, 887 and 961.What I further said were " It is clear that as at 31..5.2009 this year, only 1179 Indians were recruited and this adds up to 5% of the total recruitment for the period. Dr Subramanian must therefore explain how from 31.5.2009 to yesterday, the total number of Indians recruited by PSC has gone up from 1179 to 4000. Where did he obtain the figure of 4000? Subra owes an explanation or he needs to correct his statement".

DAP parliamentary leader Sdr Lim Kit Siang has revealed the following in Parliament on 29.10.2009.

On the first day of the current parliamentary meeting on 19th October, in reply to the question by the Penang Chief Minister and MP for Bagan, Lim Guan Eng, the Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Liew Vui Keong said:

“Sehingga 31 September tahun ini, bilangan penjawat awam adalah seramai 1,222,947 orang. Daripada jumlah tersebut, pecahan mengikut kaum adalah seperti berikut:-

Kaum - Bilangan - Peratus (%)
Melayu - 932,225 - 76.2
Cina - 72,875 - 6
India - 50,140 - 4.1
Lain-lain - 167,707 - 13.7

I had also said on July 22 that official government statistics revealed in 2007 have shown that there were 17.4% Indians in the civil service in 1971 but this has dropped to 5.12 % in 2005 .And the above statistics show that the percentage of Indian civil servants has dropped further to 4.1%!

Will Datuk Subramaniam say that the cut off date for the above figures is at 31.9.2009 and that he can do wonders to substantially increase the number of Indian civil servants before the year ends?

He certainly owes the Indian community an explanation.

Let me ask MIC and also the " sounds like MIC , looks like MIC but is not the MIC " Makkal Sakti Party ---what has the Prime Minster Datuk Seri Najib promised to them about the ration of Indian civil servants?

Have MIC and Makkal Sakti Party failed to ask the Prime Minister or is it that Najib has not made any promise on this issue ?

Let me also ask Najib that in his 1 Malaysia concept, is there going to be a more balanced , multi racial civil service? If so , can he specify what are the racial ratios he is targeting at ? How is he going to go about achieving them and by when ?