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Sex and money for freedom March 19, 2009

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I could not believe it when told that immigration officer abuse power for sex and money, but it seems there are many complaints and allegations that could not be denied.

 

As the complaints I have received are serious, I called for immediate investigation on allegation of power abuse by immigration officer on foreign women and employers.

 

I had received complaints from women that they were pressured to having sex in return for freedom while being detained at the Temporary Detention Center here.

 

There should be an immediate investigation as these women claimed that they were taken out from the detention center in pretense for questioning but instead for sex favours. The women also were asked to pay a sum of money to ensure their release. I was also told that this thing had been going on for quite sometime.

 

I also learnt that these thing does not only happen at the detention center but also at nightspots where foreign women will become prey and pressured into sex, and if they do not oblige officer will create inconvenience for the women.

 

On the other hand employers are also pressured for under-table money in return for release of detained employees.

 

Many employers had registered their foreign workers under the Foreign Worker and Illegal Worker Registration Program that started on Oct 10 last year and only waiting for letter of acknowledgment from the Immigration Department that the registration had been received. Sadly, some of the employers whose workers had been detained during operation claimed that they had to pay for the acknowledgement or their workers will have to serve 3-months jail term and then deported.

 

As I had heard of many complaints before and now I am gathering evidence to the allegations as most of the victims are scared to come forward.

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Bad roads at Kalumpang March 19, 2009

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stuck I again call on the government to immediately upgrade smallholders’ road, this time at  Ulu Kalumpang, which can only be accessible by four-wheel-drive vehicles.

The smallholders have told me the road had never been upgraded since the Berjaya government time and the situation has caused smallholders who does not have a four-wheel-drive vehicle difficulty to carry out their farm activity in the area because of the bad road and mud.

Even those who owns a four-wheel-drive also finds it difficult go through the road especially during rainy season. They also have to cope with vehicle repair cost due to the very bad road.

Most of the smallholders in the area have at least 15 acres of land and have been farming the area for more than 20-years.  There are 503 farming lots in the area.bad-road

I hope the government will take immediate action to assist them as they are also taxpayers and this is where the RM50 million allocation for smallholders announced by the government could be use to help the smallholders.

  
At the moment the smallholders had to bear the cost to repair the roads leading to their respective plot of land. This is sad as the maintenance of road and repairs should be the government responsibility and not the smallholders.

Clogged drains caused flash flood March 18, 2009

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Flasclogdrain1h flood that happened during the heavy downpour recently was caused by clogged drains.

I surveyed the drainage in town area especially the outlets and found that clogged drains were the reasons Taman Berjaya and other areas were flooded for a few hours.

I have checked together with the Public Works Department contractor and many of the drains were clogged with rubbish even though that according to the contractor the drains were cleaned early this year.

The public also should play their role and not simply throw rubbish into the drains as it is evident that the drains were filled with all sorts of rubbish.

It is important to keep our drains clean so that water will flow out fast when there is a heavy rain.

To my observation the drains also need maintenance as some of the concrete drains had cracked or broke and also call for the earth drains to be upgraded to concrete drains.

I also call on the Tawau Municipal Council anti-litter unit to also catch those who litter outside of town especially along Apas Road. With serious and vigilant campaign, I am sure Tawau could become a clean town where we can all be proud of.  

I am sure if all this is taken into consideration and implemented, flash floods in Tawau would be history.

Malam Perpaduan March 18, 2009

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Baru-baru ini Pakatan Rakyat telah merayakan Majlis Ulang Tahun Pertama Kepimpinan Pakatan Rakyat di Sri Tanjong.

Sedar tidak sedar, pada 30 Mac, genap satu tahun saya bergelar ADUN di kawasan ini.

Ingin saya terangkan,  saya bukanlah wakil Parti DAP sahaja, tetapi juga sebenarnya wakil semua Parti Komponen Pakatan Rakyat iaitu Parti DAP, PAS dan KEADILAN di Sabah.

Kini kita sedang bersama-sama memperjuangkan Misi Reformasi yang bukan untuk kepentingan diri kita, tetapi adalah untuk rakyat, bukan sahaja di Sri Tanjong tetapi juga di Sabah dan di seluruh negara.

Apapun, saya ingin maklumkan bahawa saya telah membuat tiga seruan kepada tiga pihak, pada malam itu.

Seruan Pertama :

Seruan ini saya tujukan khas kepada kesemua ahli komponen Parti Pakatan Rakyat yang hadir pada malam tersebut.

Saya berharap, kita semua terus bersatu hati dan setia berdiri bersama-sama rakyat, yang amat  perlukan pembelaan.

Walaupun sebelum ini kita pernah tidak sama pandangan, tetapi itu tidak sepatutnya melemahkan kita

Perbezaan pendapat bukanlah satu perkara yang boleh merosakkan kita, asalkan hati kita berjuang untuk perkara yang sama.

Cuba kita lihat, dulu Datuk Kong Hon Min pernah berlawan dengan saya masa Pilihan Raya. Tapi hari ini dia boleh datang bersama-sama kita lepas saya jemput dia.

Kenapa? Sebab perjuangan dan misi reformasi kita sama.  Membela nasib rakyat!

Justeru, jadikan malam itu sebagai satu bukti kita boleh bekerjasama sebagai satu keluarga besar, seperti tema malam tersebut… ‘Malam Perpaduan’.

Dulu masa kita tidak kerjasama, kita rugi… tapi rakyat yang paling rugi… Tapi tidak apa, itu satu pengalaman dan kita harus belajar dari kesilapan dulu.

Kalau kita berpecah dan bergaduh, pihak lain akan ambil kesempatan. Rakyat pun tengok kita lemah.

Tapi kalau hubungan kita kuat, kita dapat bawa negara ke arah sistem demokrasi sebenar, walaupun ia cuba dihalang oleh Barisan Nasional.

Kenapa saya cakap begitu? Cuba kita tanya diri kita, kenapa ada parti kerajaan dan ada parti pembangkang?

Jawapannya ialah kerana kalau ada kedua-dua parti itulah barulah negara kita dikatakan demokrasi.

Tapi kalau parti pembangkang disekat dari memainkan peranannya, itu bermaksud negara kita bukan lagi negara demokrasi, negara dictator.

Seruan saya yang kedua pula ialah untuk Kerajaan dan Barisan Nasional, terutamanya yang ada di Sabah.

Cuba tanya diri kamu? Kamu sekarang kerja untuk bantu rakyat atau antu diri sendiri?

Sebagai contoh, isu tanah. Tidak kisahlah tanah untuk kebun atau untuk tapak rumah? Ramai rakyat tidak ada tanah, tapi cuba kasitau berapa orang pemimpin BN yang tidak ada tanah? Saya percaya, mereka bukan sahaja ada tanah, tetapi juga berpuluh atau beratus ekar tanah.

Sebaliknya, rakyat tempatan miskin yang teroka tanah dengan titik peluh berpuluh-puluh tahun, dibiarkan tanpa geran atau dalam sekelip mata sahaja dihalau seperti pendatang haram.

Contohnya di Tingkayu Kunak, di Bukit Tajam, Sungai Mantri, Nagos, Sungai Pendekar Sebatik, Serudong Laut, di Paitan dan banyak lagi. Beribu family jadi mangsa.

Malah apa yang paling sedih, ada juga penduduk miskin yang rumah mereka dibakar dan harta benda mereka dirampas.

Inikah sistem kerajaan kita yang kononnya penyayang, perjuangkan nasib rakyat dan ingin capai miskin tegar kosong tahun depan???

Ini saya sebut baru pasal tanah. Belum lagi pasal  500 pelajar tidak dapat masuk tingkatan satu sebab tiada tempat duduk. Belum lagi pasal apply lesen MPT tidak lulus-lulus. Belum lagi pasal rumah PPR orang kaya atau kroni yang dapat.

Dan belum juga pasal rakyat yang semakin hari semakin tertekan kerana miskin? Miskin bukan kerana tiada duit, tapi duit semakin tidak ada harga kerana barang terlampau mahal. Ikan basung yang kecil dan tidak fresh pun RM 2.00. Apa lagi kalau fresh, mau RM 4.00 atau RM 5.00.

Oleh itu, saya menggesa pemimpin BN supaya betul-betul serius untuk membela nasib rakyat.

Buang itu perkataan wakil rakyat kalau tidak boleh kerja. Tukar perkataan wakil diri sendiri!

Kepada masyarakat dan rakyat pula, lihatlah sekeliling kamu dan fikirlah sendiri. Adakah kita sebagai rakyat hari ini dibela oleh pihak kerajaan BN atau kita masih terpaksa bermati-matian untuk hidup di negara ini.

Adakah hari ini hidup kita semakin selesa seperti janji-janji pemimpin BN dahulu?

Mari kita sama-sama memandang yang benar dan berfikir tentang masa depan kita, anak-anak kita dan generasi kita akan datang.

Berilah sokongan kepada Pakatan Rakyat kerana parti ini sahajalah yang benar-benar berjuang untuk membawa perubahan kepada negeri dan negara kita, ke era demokrasi yang sebenar!

Bila itu tercapai, sudah pasti hidup kita hari ini akan bertambah baik dan terbela. Marilah kita bersatu di dalam Pakatan Rakyat untuk perjuangkan hak-hak kita yang semakin hilang.

 

Water problems – speedup decision March 7, 2009

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dreging3jimmy4The government need to speedup its decision making and ends the unending water problem in the district. The government should not dilly-dally anymore and any proposals by consultants to improve the water supply system in the district that had already been submitted and only waiting for decision should be speedup.debris1

I have learned that water disruption and problems could be caused by breakdown of pumps, burst pipes, water thefts and today I found out that flash flood could block the intake bypass, and all these leads to inconvenience to the people when there is no water supply reaching their area.

I am sure proposals by consultants have already been submitted and only waiting for answers from the decision maker.

The public called me even until past midnight, and some are angry as the situations still persist after all these years.

I don’t want to hear 9th Malaysian Plan or 10th, there are immediate solutions to all this, but decision must be made fast and accurately so people need not have to continue suffering. 

After looking at the problem caused by the flash flood, I suggested a second intake bypass which could be completed in three months.

All this water issues have to be address fast, or else the problems and complaints will go on forever.

LKIM perlu mempercepat mesin PDA March 4, 2009

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Lembaga Kemajuan Ikan Malaysia (LKIM) harus mempercepatkan proses pemasangan mesin PDA di tiga stesen Petronas di Kunak, Lahad Datu dan Semporna, seperti yang telah dijanjikan sejak sekian lama.

Ketiadaan mesin itu telah mengakibatkan golongan nelayan miskin di Kunak yang mendapat kemudahan e-petrol, sukar membeli bahan api itu dan terpaksa mendapatkannya dari-daerah berdekatan.

Bagi Lahad Datu dan Semporna pula, setakat ini hanya terdapat masing-masing satu mesin PDA di stesen minyak bukan Petronas di daerah-daerah terbabit, namun ia memberi masalah kepada nelayan-nelayan terlibat jika mesin tersebut mengalami kerosakan.

Perkara ini telahpun dibawa beberapa kali. Ia sepatutnya tidak dilengah-lengahkan kerana subsidi ini telahpun diperkenalkan kerajaan sejak 2006. Saya harap ia dapat segera dipasang.

Saya telah membawa perkara ini kepada Pegawai Wilayah LKIM Tawau Hasbie Mokti, ketika mengunjungi pegawai itu di pejabatnya di sini.

Saya diberitahu oleh Hasbie bahawa baru-baru ini pihak yang dipertanggungjawabkan memasang mesin PDA berkenaan telahpun pergi ke tiga-tiga daerah tersebut, namun pemasangan mesin tidak dapat dilakukan kerana kesemuanya mengalami sedikit kerosakan.

Bagaimanapun saya rasa perkara itu tidak seharusnya dijadikan alasan kerana mesin-mesin tersebut seharusnya diperiksa dahulu sebelum dibawa ke daerah-daerah terlibat untuk dipasang.

Dalam pertemuan itu, saya juga turut menyuarakan mengenai isu bom ikan di kawasan Kunak dan Semporna, yang wajar dibanteras habis-habisan.