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Chai Kim Sen is barking up the wrong tree, MCA has time and again promise the Chinese community that the journey towards UEC recognition is only a mile away. Why is MCA taking so long to finish the last mile of journey?
Clearly Chai Kim Sen cannot understand a simple figure of speech of “wheelchair” and take the word literally. It simply means that the journey towards recognition of UEC has been stalling since MCA made the “last mile” promise.
I urge MCA to train their guns on UMNO government for their refusal to recognize UEC, a certificate which is equivalent to A-levels which is recognised by top international universities including California Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Oxford University, University of Cambridge, University of Toronto, University of Tokyo, National University of Singapore, University of Hong Kong, University of Melbourne, Peking University and Kyoto University.
MCA must also explain to the Chinese community why the 10 new Chinese primary schools which was announced a day before the budget 2018 were not included in budget 2018? Who is going to fund the construction of these 10 schools?
Do the Chinese community need to fork out money again even after paying income taxes and GST? This is akin to triple taxing the Chinese community as the Chinese would need to pay for income tax, GST and “education tax”.
MCA must also explain why are there no allocation to Chinese Secondary schools and Chinese Independent schools in budget 2018. In budget 2013, a year before GE 13, Chinese Primary schools get an allocation of RM100 million while Chinese Secondary schools get RM30 million. This figure is slashed by half to RM50 million for Chinese Primary schools in budget 2018 while Chinese Secondary schools and Chinese Independent schools get nothing.
Media Statement by Chong Zhemin DAP Perak Publicity Bureau Chief and Political Secretary to MP Taping on the 29 October 2017
DAP Perak today lodged a police report to urge police to investigate the missing education allocation in budget 2015. In budget 2015, RM 800 Million has been set aside for education allocation with Chinese Primary schools(SJKC) allocated RM 50 million, Chinese secondary schools (SMJK) allocated RM 25 Million and Catholic schools allocated RM 25 Million.
However it was revealed by the education ministry that SJKC schools only received RM 20 Million, SMJK received RM10 Million and Catholic schools yet to receive a single cent of education allocation from budget 2015.
There is 650,000 Chinese primary school students in the whole country which make up of 21.2% all students. The appropriate amount of allocation should be RM169 Million instead of RM50 Million or 8.33% of allocation.
If MCA cannot ensure a fair allocation, at least MCA must ensure that the allocated RM 50 Million is disbursed to all Chinese Primary schools.
Bintulu MP Tiong King Sing made a shocking revelation in parliament yesterday alleging that the remaining RM 30 Million of the allocation for Chinese Primary Schools has been used for flood relief efforts.
Deputy Education Minister Chong Sin Woon promised that he will ensure the remaining RM30 Million allocated to Chinese Primary schools will be disbursed by end of the year. With Tiong King Sing revelation that the money has been used, how is Chong Sin Woon going to fulfil his promise?
Who is telling the truth? Whether Chong Sin Woon or Tiong King Sing is lying? If Tiong King Sing lied about the RM 30 Million allocation, the parliament speaker should refer him to the Parliamentary Rights and Privileges Committee for misleading the parliament.
I urge the police to immediately investigate the missing education allocation if money has been stolen and take action against any party who has misappropriate of funds or using the funds for other purpose than education as specified in budget 2015.
Media Statement by Chong Zhemin, Political Secretary to DAP perak Chairman and DAP Perak Economic Development Bureau Chief on 3 November 2015
For the very first time in 58 years of nation building, Chinese vernacular schools faced the imminent threat of being abolished as BN abandoned the consensus principle and embrace the “agreed to disagree” principle which means all the other 12 BN component parties have to bow to the demands and decisions from UMNO.
MCA and Gerakan ministers must take full responsibility for having “agreed to disagree” the 916 red shirt rally. This has set a dangerous precedent for UMNO to bulldoze any decision which is opposed by all the other 12 BN component parties.
Cabinet collective responsibility is a constitutional convention in governments using the Westminster System. Therefore MCA and Gerakan ministers cannot shirk from their responsibilities for having “agreed to disagree” the 916 red shirt rally as they are part of the cabinet that made a collective decision to approve the 916 racial demonstration.
MCA president Liow Tiong Lai and Gerakan President Mah Siew Keong must also bear full responsibility for the 916 racial demonstration has spun into an attack against vernacular schools which is a right safeguarded under the federal constitution.
The banner of “Abolish Chinese Vernacular Schools” which was displayed in the 916 Red Shirt Rally reflected the voice of UMNO grassroots and delegates. All these while, there were opinions and voices from within UMNO to abolish Chinese vernacular schools and implement a single-stream education system.
Last year, Petaling Jaya Utara Umno division deputy chief Mohamad Azli Mohemed Saad proposed that UMNO debates the abolishment of Chinese Vernacular schools in its annual general assembly. It is only a matter of time when the opinions and voices from within UMNO grassroots will be too big for UMNO leaders to ignore.
Come that day, will MCA and Gerakan again “agreed to disagree” with the abolishment of vernacular schools?
I call on Liow Tiong Lai and Mah Siew Keong to immediately right the wrong and tell Najib there will not be any more compromising in future issues and Barisan Nasional needs to revert to the consensus princicple instead of the “agreed to disagree” principle which will put Malaysia Agreement Principle and the Merdeka Social Contract under threat.
Media Statement by Chong Zhemin, DAPSY Perak Organising Secretary and Political Secretary to Taiping MP on 17 September 2015
Last night Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy launched “Justice for Teoh Beng Hock Postcard campaign” at Taiping Siang Malam food court to get public support to pressure the Home minister to instruct the police to immediately arrest and investigate the suspects in Teoh Beng Hock murder case.
The court of appeal in its judgement last September confirmed that Teoh Beng Hock was murdered and MACC officers who are involved in arresting and interrogating him are responsible to the death of Teoh Beng Hock.
During the Postcard campaign in Siang Malam food court, two MCA members who were coincidently there for another campaign to “Save Taiping Market” also showed their support and sign on Teoh Beng Hock’s postcard asking the Home Ministry to take immediate action and arrest Teoh Beng Hock murderers.
Liow Tiong Lai as the MCA President must feel ashamed that he does not have the courage of the two MCA grassroot members. When met by Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy in parliament last year, Liow was even usure of the progress of Teoh Beng Hock court case and unaware of the court of appeal judgement.
Liow even asked, “Hasn’t Teoh Beng Hock case come to an end?”
I would like to answer Liow’s question. Teoh Beng Hock case will not come to an end until his murderers have been brought to justice.
I urge liow Tiong Lai as the MCA president and a Minister to raise this issue in the cabinet and pressure the police to immediately arrest Teoh Beng hock murderers. Failure in which Liow Tiong Lai is not even comparable to the two MCA grassroot members who are not afraid to show their support in seeking justice for Teoh Beng Hock.
Media Statement by Chong Zhemin, DAPSY Perak Organising Secretary and Political Secretary to Taiping MP on 14 September 2015
MCA Secretay-General Ong Ka Chuan issued a soft-worded Chinese statement yesterday in response to two senior MACC officers being transferred saying that MCA is “following the issue closely” and that the transferred is “unnecessary”.
I have checked the MCA website and found out that Ong Ka Chuan’s statement is only available in Chinese but not in English or Malay. Did Ong Ka Chuan deliberately leave out an English and Malay statement fearing that he could potentially lose his ministerial post – making him the shortest-lived minister ever in Malaysia, having just been appointed the second minister of international trade and industry 12 days ago.
It is clear that Ong Ka Chuan’s statement was to cater just for the Chinese readers, trying to portray MCA as outspoken against the independence of MACC and the investigation of the Rm 2.6 Billion “donation” to Najib’s personal bank account. This also prove that MCA is only in office but not in power – a fact that is openly known by all Malaysians.
Ong Ka Chuan also failed to express MCA’s stand clearly in his statement. Does MCA agree or object to the transfer of the two senior MACC officers?
Najib is single-handedly destroying the integrity and independence of our institutions, using his power as the Prime Minister to interfere and obstruct the investigation of RM 2.6 Billion deposited into his personal bank account.
It is time MCA stand up for what is right and tell Najib off. Enough is enough. MCA should tell Najib to keep his hands off the investigation team of MACC officers and cancel the transfer of two senior MACC officers immediately.
Will MCA dare to speak up against Najib or will MCA continue to stay silent for fear losing their ministerial position and all the perks and privileges that come along with it?
Media Statement by Chong Zhemin, DAP Perak Economic Development Bureau Chief and Political Secretary to Taiping MP on 10 August 2015
The notice given by Perak Tengah District Council to LFS Cinema in Seri Iskandar not to sell couple seats ticket to unmarried couples is a conservative and regressive policy that will scare off foreign investment and foreign tourists. This policy by the Perak Government not only violated Malaysians personal liberty but also tarnish Malaysia’s image internationally.
Cinema-going is a healthy leisure activity and the policy of barring unmarried couples buying couple seats shows that the Perak BN Government not only got their priorities wrong but also distorted the intention of entertainment and leisure activities.
Perak Menteri Besar Zambry boasted that the Movie Animated Park Studios (MAPS) in Meru Ipoh that will be open to public in 2016 June will attract 1.4 million tourists locally and internationally. With such a regressive policy of barring unmarried couples buying couple seat ticket, the 1.4 million tourists target is nothing but just wishful thinking.
MCA State Exco Mah Hang Soon in a press conference this morning confessed that the notice (Notis Pemberitahuan) was given by the Perak Tengah District Council on 26 September 2013 and MCA is unaware of this notice due to the decision not to accept cabinet post at that time.
It has been more than a year after MCA accepted cabinet posts since last June. What has MCA in particular Mah Hang Soon been doing for a year? Is he sleeping on his job being unaware of this discriminative notice which restrict Malaysians personal liberty for more than a year?
MCA cannot be ambiguous and must state their stand clearly if they agree to this notice. If MCA disagrees to this notice, Mah Hang Soon must immediately instruct Perak Tengah District Council to retract the notice of barring cinemas from selling couple seats tickets to unmarried couples.
If Mah Hang Soon failed to act, Perak DAPSY will take further action to protest against this unreasonable and discriminative notice.
Media Statement by Chong Zhemin, DAPSY Kampar Treasurer and political secretary to DAP Perak Chairman on 22 July 2015
The KLIA2 independent audit committee announced by Liow Tiong Lai yesterday not only has a limited scope to probe the RM4 billion KLIA2 scandal but is also headed by a political puppet.
How can Malaysians trust the KLIA2 independent audit committee to get to the bottom of the RM4 billion KLIA2 scandal when it is headed by UTAR(Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman) president Chuah Hean Teik which is owned by MCA.
By appointing a political puppet whose independence is questionable, is Liow Tiong Lai trying to whitewash and cover up the mismanagement and scandals in the construction of KLIA2 that has caused the cost of construction to balloon from RM1.7 billion to RM4 billion.
Liow will argue that he appointed Chuah Hean Teik on the merit that Chuah is the president of Federation of Engineering Institutions of Asia and Pacific (FEIAP). However the fact that Chuah also serves as the UTAR president has cast serious doubts whether he could carry out the audit on KLIA2 independently.
I urge Liow Tiong Lai to immediately widen the scope of the KLIA2 independent audit committee to include the probing of RM2.3 billion cost overrun and to reappoint an audit committee head who is truly independent.
Media Statement by Chong Zhemin, DAP Perak Economic Development Bureau Chief and Political Secretary to Taiping MP on 12 Dec 2014
Yesterday, MCA Deputy President Wee Ka Siong told reporters that private firms should provide scholarship and improve school facilities after attending a cheque-presentation ceremony from the Mah Sing Foundation to eight schools around Johor Baru.
Wee Ka Siong’s call proves that MCA has failed the Chinese community miserably to fight for a fair and just allocation to Chinese schools. MCA has also failed all Malaysians especially academically high flyers that they will be granted a scholarship for the hard work and effort put into years of studies.
It is the government responsibility to improve school facilities and provide scholarships to academically excelled Malaysians after collecting taxes from Malaysians.
Is Wee Ka Siong trying to shirk MCA’s responsibilities to fight for a fair allocation to Chinese schools after rejoining the cabinet? MCA has always argued that they need to rejoin the cabinet to fight for the rights of Chinese community. By shifting the responsibilities to private firms, has MCA now gone back on its own words after less than 6 months rejoining the cabinet?
There is no need for private firms to provide scholarship and improve schools facilities if BN government allocated a fair share of sum to Chinese schools. To urge private firms to improve schools facilities is a “double taxation” to the firms. Private firms have already paid taxes on the profit they made and the government should use the taxes collected to improve school facilities.
To be fair to the private firms that support Malaysian education, I urge Putrajaya to grant all education contributions as tax rebate. By granting a tax break to all education contributions, Malaysians will be more encouraged than ever to provide financial assistance to schools.
I call on Putrajaya to table a bill in parliament to amend the Income Tax Act 1967 in order to grant all types of education contributions as tax rebate. Let us solve the controversy of unfair education funding once and for all.
Media Statement by Chong Zhemin, DAP Perak Economic Development Bureau Chief and Political Secretary to Taiping MP on 29 Nov 2014
UMNO Supreme council member Puad Zarkashi has suggested that UMNO should contest in all Parliament and state constituencies with Malay majorities. His call was immediately slammed by Gerakan and MCA leaders. Gerakan President Mah Siew Keong in particular reacted strongly to his suggestion saying that “The country should move beyond racial politics in order to secure a better future.”
It is unsurprising that Gerakan and MCA leaders have such a violent reaction towards Puad’s suggestion. If Gerakan and MCA were only allowed to contest in Chinese majority seats in the last General Election, Gerakan would be totally wiped out in West Malaysia and MCA left with only 1 MP and 2 State Assemblyman.
Bar the Teluk Intan seat which was won by a thin majority through a by-election, Gerakan would be left with two state seats in Sabah namely Tanjung Papat and Elopura. Both state seats were previously held by SAPP which quit BN prior to the last General Election.
MCA would not fare much better as they would be left with 1 Parliament seat and 2 State seats – the Labis Parliamentary seat, Paloh state seat in Johor and Machap state seat in Melaka.
It is clear that MCA who claimed to represent the Chinese was overwhelmingly rejected by the Chinese and needs to depend on UMNO for political survival. Although Gerakan claimed to represent all races, Gerakan has never opposed any of UMNO’s racist and discriminative policies which rendered their claim as political rhetoric.
It could not be more ironic for Mah Siew Keong when he refused to entertain Cheras UMNO chief Syed Ali’s suggestion to shut down Chinese schools but reacted furiously to Puad Zarkashi’s suggestion to let Gerakan and MCA contest only in Chinese majority seats.
It is clear that Mah is putting his self-interest and party interest above public interest by choosing to ignore suggestions to shut down Chinese schools. Is he afraid of UMNO withdrawing all Malay majority seats from Gerakan if he speaks up in defend of Chinese schools?
UMNO vice-president Hishammuddin Hussein predicted that the motion on vernacular schools will be the dominating topic at the coming UMNO general assembly. There is not a slight doubt that vernacular schools will come under heavy bashing during the UMNO general assembly.
During the recent MCA annual general assembly, Prime Minister Najib has assured that vernacular schools are safeguarded under the federal constitution. There is no need for UMNO to move any motion to debate about vernacular school since it is already protected by the federal constitution. Gerakan and MCA must immediately tell UMNO to withdraw all motions to shut down vernacular schools.
Will Gerakan and MCA continue to stay silent on issues concerning public interest so that UMNO will extent “life support” to Gerakan and MCA by allowing them to continue to contest in Malay majority seats?
Media Statement by Chong Zhemin, DAP Perak Economic Development Bureau Chief and Political Secretary to Taiping MP on 13 Nov 2014