26 October, 2009


I refer the meeting between between Yang Berhormat and Menteri Besar of Kedah, Dato Seri Azizan Abdul Razak on 9th July, 2009 at Kuala Lumpur as highlighted by the media [source: Harakah Daily on 10th July, 2009].

It was reported that the issue relating to the increase of the Bumi Quota from 30% to 50% in certain housing development in Kedah was fully explained to Yang Berhormat and this matter had been resolved, together with other issues which led to the withdrawal of one of your DAP’s representative in the Kedah State Assembly from the Kedah Pakatan Rakyat’s state government.

About 4 months after the joint proclamation by Yang Berhormat and MB Kedah that the issues arising in Kedah had been resolved, the increase of the bumi quota from 30% to 50% for the certain housing development had remained in Kedah. Such policy could have been cancelled immediately by any state EXCO meeting without any further delay.

I understand that one of DAP’s policy on economic development is the replacement of the ethnic quota system with a policy of "merits and needs" [source:DAP Website]. As such, I am surprise as to the tolerance of DAP to join the administration in Kedah which not only support such ethnic quota system, but aggravating the system to a higher level.

It is now important for Yang Berhormat to explain why it was reported that Yang Berhormat jointly announced with MB Kedah more than 4 months ago that the issues arising in Kedah had been resolved when nothing concrete had been done until today.

Thus, I hope that Yang Berhormat would do the necessary to ensure that the joint proclamation with Menteri Besar of Kedah would be implemented by ensuring the immediate cancellation of the increase of the bumi quota in the certain housing development.

Thank you for your immediate action.

23 October, 2009

Pelepasan Pembayaran Balik Pinjaman PTPTN Untuk Pelajar Kelas Pertama

Saya merujuk kepada pembentangan Budget 2010 hari ini oleh Dato Seri Najib Tun Razak, Perdana Menteri Malaysia.

Bagi pihak Pemuda Gerakan Kedah, saya ingin mengucapkan terima kasih kepada Dato Seri Najib Tun Razak dan Dato Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin, selaku Menteri Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi atas pelepasan pembayaran balik pinjaman PTPTN bagi pelajar-pelajar yang memperolehi Kelas Pertama di Universti-universiti tempatan bermula tahun hadapan.

Pelepasan pembayaran balik tersebut telah ditamatkan sejak 3 tahun dahulu. Pemberian semula pelepasan tersebut, dengan menukar pinjaman PTPTN kepada biasiswa, merupakan suatu pengiktirafan ke atas pencapaian pelajar-pelajar cemerlang di universiti tempatan yang memperolehi ijazah Kelas Pertama.

Sungguhpun kerajaan tidak memberi diskaun 30% ke atas pembayaran balik pinjaman PTPTN bagi pelajar-pelajar yang memperolehi ijazah Kelas Kedua-Atas (seperti yang dicadang oleh kami sebelum ini), saya percaya bahawa kerajaan akan mempertimbangkan cadangan sedemikian apabila situasi kewangan PTPTN bertambah baik (seperti diulas oleh Dato Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin pada Mei 2009 lalu)*.


22 October, 2009


I refer to the recent published Auditor General’s Report.

Years after years, the report had shown misappropriation of public funds, abuse of government machinery and other matters detrimental to our country. However, little have been seen on what the government, at both state and federal level, had done to punish the culprit and placing mechanism to prevent such future misdeeds.

As such, I would like to call upon the government to consider the following:-

1. to ensure the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) automatically act on ALL allegations highlighted in the Auditor General’s Report, both at federal and state level, without the need of individual complainant filling their respective report to MACC; and

2. MACC shall publish an annual report on their action taken on the Auditor General’s Report.

18 October, 2009


I refer to the proposal by PAS to convert the non-Muslim PAS supporters club into a party wing.

I would like to express disappointment towards PAS’s proposal which continues to discrimates non-Muslim Malaysians, even in their own party. If PAS is genuine to absorb non-Muslim Malaysian into their party, PAS should give full fledge membership to PAS supporters club and not mere sub-standard membership in the form of a wing.

In making the proposal, PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang was also reported to state that “the support from non-Muslims for the party appeared to be on the rise and this was proven by their eagerness in helping the party machinery in facing several by-elections previously”.

I would like to state that Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang may have been confused with the non-Muslim members of DAP and PKR which were working for Pakatan Rakyat’s by-election machinery. The recent Bagan Pinang by-election also illustrates the people’s frustration, in particular of the non-Muslim, against policy undertaken or proposed by PAS in Pakatan Rakyat’s states. The support of non-Muslim for PAS will continue to deteriorate if PAS fails to accept that Malaysia is a multi racial country with freedom of religion in accordance to our country’s Constitution.

14 October, 2009


I refer to Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak reported statement that “with the 1Malaysia concept, the Barisan Nasional would one day become one party without the components such as Umno, MCA or the MIC, but he pointed out that it was not the time yet.”

It is inspiring to hear from Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak in his openness to accept Barisan Nasional as single party without components when the time is right. Lately, he has being active in making radical reforms even in his own party UMNO.

As such, I would like to propose to Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak, who is Barisan Nasional Chairman to start making preparations for Barisan Nasional to be a single party in future, when the time is right.

In this aspect, I would like to propose that the following be considered:-

1.Direct membership of all Malaysians into Barisan Nasional
Existing members from Barisan Nasional’s component party should be allowed to hold dual membership in both Barisan Nasional and its component party. Non existing members of BN component party, such as members of IPF, Makkal Sakthi or any other Malaysians who supports Barisan Nasional’s idealogy be allowed to have direct membership into Barisan Nasional.

2.Barisan Nasional Convention
This is a general assembly of Barisan Nasional to be held annually at both state and national level which would be participated by all members from all its component parties. This convention was supposed to held February this year but was postponed due to the transition of our country’s Prime Minister.

3.Barisan Nasional Secretariat
All current and future state and national activities of Barisan Nasional would be coordinated by this Barisan Nasional Secretariat.

The aforesaid proposals are not meant to request for immediate merger of all Barisan Nasional’s component parties but rather to prepare for any eventualities in future.

01 October, 2009


I refer to the legal suit today filed by the Kedah State Assembly Speaker against Kota Siputeh state assemblyman Datuk Abu Hassan Sarif and the Election Commission to stop the former from carrying out his duties as a state representative and to force a by-election at Kota Siputeh.

It is rather unfortunate that the PAS-led Kedah State Assembly Speaker had resorted to such an action which is a total waste of money that does not benefit Kedahans. To date, the PAS-led Kedah state government had failed to show how such legal proceedings would benefit Kedahans.

Instead, the PAS-led Kedah state government should concentrate their time and state resources to develop the state and help Kedahans.

Therefore, the Menteri Besar of Kedah from PAS must explain to all Kedahans:-
1.who is going to pay for all the legal costs in filing such a legal suit?; and
2.what are the benefits to Kedahan from such a legal suit and another by-election?