Friday, 24 April 2015

Alan Ling: Expensive rural airfares are bad for Sarawakians



 Speech by Piasau lawmaker Alan Ling Sing Kiong in the State Assembly, April 24, 2015

Expensive Airfares in Sarawak

I have received many complaints from the people of Sarawak, especially those coming from rural areas who are the most affected, and who felt ‘victimized’ by the costly rural airfares¬ charged by Maswings, a subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAS).

For example, the one-way 15-minute economy class airfare from Miri to Marudi ranges from RM70 to RM80.

Chee How: Be true to yourself, then you won't be false to anyone else



Batu Lintang State Assemblyman See Chee How's speech in the State Assembly, April 24, 2015

I must thank Datuk Amar Speaker for enlightening me to bring up the matter that I had brought up under Standing Order 15 to discuss the Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad (CMSB) proposed acquisition of Sacofa Sdn Bhd at this stage.

Indeed, it concerns administrative responsibilities of ministers and come within the scope of ministerial actions. And it is a matter of earnest public importance.

“Sarawak Leads The Way In Integrity”

Grandma's death brings sorrow to Sabah elephants



KOTA KINABALU, April 24 – If is a human being, she would tell us the cruelties that human beings have inflicted on her family members.

Ina's  Grandma had died of poisoning by humans, along with some of Ina’s cousins. 
Grandma was the leader of the Bornean elephants that roam the tropical rainforests of Sabah.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Chong Chieng Jen fails to amend Interpretartion Ordinance to define the term "Dayak".



Chong Chieng Jen's Private Member’s Bill under Standing Order 14.
Chong Chieng Jen: Ya, Standing Order 45. Thank you Tuan Speaker. My
motion read as follows:-
WHEREAS the majority group of the indigenous people of Sarawak have long been
locally and internationally called "Dayaks" and are included under the term "natives" of
Sarawak.

Baru's motion on hudud law rejected, Speaker says Adenan has made it very clear hudud will not be implemented in Sarawak



Baru Bian: Thank you, Tuan Speaker, my motion reads whereas: (1) The founding father, Bapa Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman stated it plainly in Parliament. I quote: “I would like to make it clear that this country is not an Islamic State as it is generally understood, we merely provided that the Islam shall be the official religion of the State”. [Hansard 1 st May 1958].

(2) Article 4(1) of the Federal Constitution states: “This Constitution is the supreme law of the Federation and any law passed after Merdeka Day which is inconsistent with this Constitution shall, to the extent of the inconsistency, be void”.

(3) The Supreme Court in the case of Che’ Omar Che’ Soh against Public Prosecutor [1988] 2MLJ 55 led by the then Lord President Tun Salleh Abas affirmed the supremacy of the Federal Constitution as stated under Article 4(1) and that Article 162 preserves the continuity of secular law in Malaysia which existed before the Federation of Malaysia.

Monday, 20 April 2015

SPDP names its six candidates for state elections

By Simon Peter

KUCHING, April 20, 2015 - Sarawak Progressive democratic Party (SPDP) has named six of its candidates for the state elections while another two will be announced later.
At a dinner Saturday night, SPDP president Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing introduced the six to reporters.
They are lawyer Cila Nasu for Tasik Biru, lawyer Kilat Beriak (Krian), quantity surveyor Belayong Jampong (Meluan), businessman Brian Fung, lawyer Fabian Andrew Sigar (Ba'kelalan), a senior government officer for Marudi.

Sarawak PKR tells Adenan not to forget Betong



By Simon Peter

KUCHING, April 20, 2015: Sarawak  PKR welcomes an additional allocation of RM500 million for rural development in Sarawak, saying that  it is a very good step in advancing the  rural folks.

"I note that Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem specifically mentions that the money is for building of roads, piped water supply and electricity supply in the rural areas across the state.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Malayans have a lot to learn from Sarawakians, says Masing




KUCHING, April 14, 2015: Land Development Minister Tan Sri James Masing said Malayans have a lot to learn from Sarawakians on religious and racial harmony.

"In Sarawak, we live in harmony and we extend assistance to those who need our help, regardless of their religious and racial backgrounds," he said, adding that Sarawakians dislike religious bigots from Malaya from entering the state.

Wong says GST from Sarawak not enough to buy PM's luxury jet



KUCHING, April 14, 2015.- Padungan State Assemblyman Wong King Wei today claimed to have compiled a set of statistics to show that the total collection of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in Sarawak is not enough to buy  a new private jet plane for use by Prime Minister Najib Razak.

He  calculated that in the nine months between April and December this year, Sarawakians could be paying an estimated RM 291 million in GST.

Monday, 13 April 2015

We come to Sungai Asap not to split, but to help people, says Chong



BELAGA, April 13, 2015:- Sarawak DAP made its presence felt in Sungai Asap Koyan with the opening of its service centre yesterday.

The centre was jointly officiated by Sarawak DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen and deputy Leon Jimat Donald.