Friday, 22 May 2015

Full judgment of See Chee How & Another vs Chairman Election Commission



The decision, action and omission of the Respondent in relation to the performance of this aspect of their public function is subject to judicial review. In other words, the Respondent is not above the law.  Hence, this head of preliminary objection must fail. - Judge Datuk Yew Jen Kie

IN THE HIGH COURT IN SABAH AND SARAWAK AT KUCHING
APPLICATION FOR JUDICIAL REVIEW NO: KCH-4 13NCVC-3/1-2015 5

In the matter of an application by SEE CHEE HOW (WN KP 640120-13-7 5635) and PAULS BAYA (WN KP 601031-13-5391)
(Application made  for and on behalf of themselves and others being the registered voters in the state of Sarawak having an interest in the proposed recommendations of the Election Commission of Malaysia to review the division of the State of Sarawak into constituencies for the purpose of elections to the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly) having an interest in the proposed recommendations of the Election Commission of Malaysia to review the  division of the State of Sarawak into constituencies for the purpose of elections to the Sarawak State  Legislative Assembly for inter alia a Declaration that the publication and or notification of the  Election Commission under Clause (2) of Article 113 of the Federal Constitution to review the division of the State of Sarawak into constituencies for the purpose of elections to the Sarawak State  Legislative Assembly was not in compliance with the provisions contained in the Thirteenth Schedule  and is null, void and of no effect;

See Chee How

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Look at your own backyard first before you criticise, SEB CEO tells foregn dam critics



BEIJING, May 21, 2015 - State-owned power provider Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) chief executive officer Datuk Torstein Dale Sjotviet has hit out at critics from developed nations over its efforts to build dams to generate power when their own development was done without much consideration to sustainability.

"SEB  is guided by the International Hydropower Association's Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol in the development of its hydropower projects," he stressed at a plenary session "Development versus Sustainability: How can we find the right balance?" at the 2015 World Hydropower Congress here today.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Do something to these back alleys behind shophouses in Betong, urges Vernon



BETONG, May 20, 2015 - PKR Betong branch chairman Vernon Aji Kedit moaned at the ill-treatment  accorded to some of the back alleys behind shophouses in the town by the state government.

 "Despite the frenzy of re-sealing and re-tarring of main roads in Betong town in the past six months, the public in Betong cannot understand why the back alleys of have been ostensibly left to rot with big potholes," he complained today.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Awang Tengah: We need to communicate on hydropower benefits as top priorities



Beijing, May 19, 2015: Public Utilities Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan stressed at the World  Hydropower Congress here on the need to communicate the benefits of hydropower and the systematic sharing of learning from around the world as  top priorities.

"Such learning should be active and should include real partnerships with members of civil societies who are committed, rather than preventing hydropower," he said in his speech at the congress.

Awang Tengah leads Sarawak delegation to World Hydropower Congress in China




BEIJING (China), May 19, 2015 - A delegation from Sarawak Energy will share on Sarawak’s hydropower development efforts and progress at the 2015 World Hydropower Congress, a global premier event where hydropower leaders and experts converge.

The three-day congress aimed at advancing sustainable hydropower started today at the Kempinski Yanqi Lake complex here.  Representatives from the Sarawak Government also attended the conference, led by  Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan, Second Minister of Resource Planning and Environment, Minister of Public Utilities and Minister of Industrial Development.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Najib counters allegations against him and government: Are we still doubtful?



Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak countered allegations hurled at him and the government, among them the Altantuya case.

Najib in his latest postings on his Twitter and blog NajibRazak.com said: “I have taken some time to look at various questions and issues that have been raised by certain parties and have penned down my thoughts on them.” He listed 13 allegations and claims along with his response:

We don't want Baram Dam, anti-dam citizen groups demand



 By Doris Yoong
MIRI, May 18, 2015 - Anti-dam citizen groups have expressed their strong objection for the proposed construction of the Baram Dam, saying that Chief Minister Adenan Satem on a few hundred unnamed people at a closed door meeting before giving out a green-light for its construction.

 They urge Chief Minister Adenan Satem to immediately withdraw his statement granting Sarawak Energy Berhad's (SEB) permission to proceed with the Baram Dam.

Insead, they said the chief minister should consult with affected landowners and other stakeholders, and take heed of academic studies showing that Sarawak’s future energy demands can be met by innovative technologies that do not have a destructive toll on forests, the climate and communities.