Monday, April 28, 2008

Questions for Parliament from Kelana Jaya Constituency

Did you submit your QUESTIONS to our MP Y.B. Loh Gwo-Burne for this Parliament session?

Wandering what are the QUESTIONS to be tabled by our Representative to the Parliament?

Check it out at Y.B. Loh's Blog!

P/S: Well, we can all be glad that he did not "forgot" or "missed the deadline" for his "first" Questioning in the Parliament! Some good questions are to be thrown out! Exciting Parliament sessions coming soon!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Hannah Yeoh Officially Sworn In

After 45 days being elected as the new State Assemblywoman (ADUN) for Subang Jaya, Y.B. Hannah Yeoh has finally sworn in in the State Assembly on 22 April 2008 (Tuesday).

Exerted from Hannah's blog : "Kepada Tuhan saya berserah" Those were the last 4 words of my oath as I was officially sworn in...

As the New Kids on the Block, Hannah and many others among the 36 Pakatan Rakyat's ADUNs have made the State Assembly of Selangor a historical day - with the most number of new ADUNs.

Furthermore, many remarkable "first-times" took place on this historical day at Selangor DUN.

For the first time, we have non-BN ADUNs (cannot call Opposition party anymore) more than BN ADUNs in the Assembly.
For the first time, we have BN as the Opposition party in the Assembly.
For the first time, we have non-BN Speaker (Y.B. Teng Chang Khim - also a Subang Jayans) in the Assembly.

We can expect many exciting sessions in Selangor DUN coming up soon starting from May. With this huge number of Pakatan Rakyat's ADUNs, BN's ADUNs can no longer be LAZY in attending the Assemblies. Also, more constructive and quality debates can be expected as stiff competitions between PR and BN are expected.
With this, we wish our very own Y.B. Hannah Yeoh : ALL THE BEST and GOD BLESS in representing Subang Jayans in State Assembly of Selangor.

What would you be expecting from Hannah and her performance in the State Assembly? Share your opinion with us!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Hannah Yeoh's Election Campaign Account

As promised, Y.B. Hannah Yeoh, ADUN of Subang Jaya, has published her Statement of Income and Expenditure for her Election Campaign. This is a model example of a CLEAN and TRANSPARENT representative of the Rakyat. The statement can be obtained at

The statement showed that Subang Jayans were quite generous in their contributions to Hannah & Team for their Election Campaign in the 12th General Election. Knowing the Pakatan Rakyat's component parties such as DAP are not in the luxury of having tons of campaign funding but relying on every single cents collected from the Rakyat, Subang Jayans who wanted the CHANGE supported Hannah's Campaign generously with a total of RM124,510 donation collected.

As the Funding are limited, Hannah & Team were very careful in their spending. The Ads & Publicity and Printing costs which were the largest component of any Election Campaign only consumed 25% of the Total Income. Other expenditures were obviously "absorbed" by Hannah & Team without claiming e.g. Transport and Travel RM378 only and Phone/Internet RM30 only.

With the generous donations and careful spending, a great surplus of almost RM90K i.e. 72% of Total Income were left for the used for the on-going operations of Hannah's service centre in SS 14 . Well, the service centre was setup for the Rakyat of Subang Jaya - that definitely included the kind and generous Subang Jayans who donated! So, kindness will be returned to the kind contributors!

Well Done, Y.B. Hannah & Team! Keep it Up!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Hannah Yeoh & Her First 30 Days

On March 7th (Friday), a day before the 12th General Election (GE12), Hannah posted her post-election plans and visions in her blog stated the certainty of a DAP Subang Jaya branch regardless of the election result, and the conversion of her campaign operation center into her service center if she won.

On March 9th (Sunday) 3am, the result of the votes have told to her that Subang Jayans do support her cause.

Unlike usual winners of any competition or election, Hannah did not have big scale celebration party (might be a waste of money to do so) or take a week vacation to enjoy her victory. She straightaway started working on fulfilling her visions and plans, and of course, her promises to Subang Jayans.

The very first task of hers was to setup the Service Center as she has promised.

In just 5 days after the GE12 on March 13th, she announced the official opening of her service center in SS14 beginning March 18th. So, in just 10 days after the GE12, Hannah marked her first fulfillment of her promises with the commencement of her service center on that Tuesday evening.

In this past 30 days, Hannah has actively involved in several events and activities in relation to Subang Jaya's domestic issues. She has also started to work with MPSJ to tackle the Subang Jayans' issues and problems. She made her first appearance in MPSJ weekly "Mesra Rakyat" session on April 4th. Exactly after a month after winning the Subang Jaya Constituency, she walked straight into another battleground : the fight with DENGUE menace, and initiating the "10 minutes clean up your surrounding" this Saturday, April 12th.

While tied up with battling the domestic issues, Hannah did not forget her promise to look out for the needy group in our township. She visited Angsana Flat in USJ1 on April 7th and spent 3 hours visiting widows and orphans. She has also started "humanity initiative" with her calling to all Subang Jayans to help these families and collating the offers of aids with the best way to help them.

If you still have her campaign brochure with you, you will certainly say : "THERE IS STILL A LONG LIST TO GO". Well, she agreed. In her interview by SJ Echo, she has spelled a long "to-do-list". In her words : "I do not believe that our role is to do everything, even right down to settling domestic issues. Issues that fall within the ambit of my work, I will handle efficiently and speedily."

It was only 30 days. To many workers who just started a new job in a new company, it was only the first pay cycle and was still on "learning phase". For Hannah, while she is learning to be our ADUN, she has started her contributions to Subang Jaya even though was still insignificant in the beginning. What we'd like to say here is :
"YB Hannah Yeoh, Well Done @ your first month! Keep it up!"

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Hannah Yeoh & Visit to Angsana Flats USJ1

Ever wander in the so-called "Elite" and "Middle-Class" township of Subang Jaya, there are people live in Poverty around us?! There are those who surviving with only RM200-RM300 per month for their family - the price you paid for one nice family meal in a classy restaurant at Taipan.

Well, our ADUN Y.B. Hannah Yeoh has made her visits to show us the proves and facts. Check it out at!

While we are sympathetic to the poor in other 3rd world countries like Myanmar and African countries, when we are passionate on helping those in need abroad, please do not forget : there are fellow Subang Jayans - our very own neighbours - are also in need! Let's see what we can do to help them : email Hannah Yeoh ( today!

Friday, April 4, 2008

PAS to become Backbone of Pakatan Rakyat

April 4 - The Kedah and Terengganu PAS Youth movements supported the proposal by Kelantan Deputy Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yaakub that PAS becomes the backbone of the Pakatan Rakyat to realise the objective of forming an Islamic state.

See news details from Bernama (English) or Sin Chew Daily (Mandarin).

National PAS Youth vice-head Azman Shapawi Abdul Rani said PAS should be the backbone of the coalition as the party had been in existence much longer than Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) and DAP. In addition, the majority of the people in the country were Muslims and many of them had become leaders currently, he told Bernama, here Friday. Based on these factors, he said PAS was more qualified to lead the coalition compared to the PKR which was a very young party, he said.

Azman, who is also the Terengganu PAS Youth head, said the proposal would be discussed at the national level at a meeting in Kuala Lumpur soon. Asked whether the proposal would result in a dispute within the coalition, especially the DAP which had always been against the formation of an Islamic state, Azman said the matter would be studied thoroughly and discussed among the three component parties of the Pakatan Rakyat.

Meanwhile, Kedah PAS Youth head Musaddak Ahmad said he was confident of PAS' capability in leading the coalition by highlighting the Islamic concept in national administration. In fact, the party was not only holding the Menteri Besar's post in Kelantan, but in Kedah and Perak too, and this proved that the party was capable of providing the leadership." As such, PAS should become the backbone of the coalition to realise the objective of forming an Islamic state," he said.

As the coalition of Pakatan Rakyat is still at its infancy stage, such statements are putting the coalition into great test especially to DAP who has been consistently defended the Secular State status of Malaysia and refusal to Islamic State. Looks like serious and in-depth discussions between DAP, PAS and PKR are required soonest possible to clear the sky. Otherwise, BN (especially MCA) will bite DAP on this very soon.

Furthermore, even though PKR is relatively fairly young in terms of party's "age" compared to PAS, the party leaders such as Anwar Ibrahim and Syed Husin Ali are old timers in Malaysian politic arena. Azman's claim is lack of maturity and understanding on the Rakyat's choice. Just like our ADUN Hannah Yeoh : AGE is not an issue !!!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Syariah Bench for Non-Muslim?

Proposal to Punish non-Muslims for Khalwat
Yesterday, Islamic Institute of Understanding Malaysia (Ikim) and the Syariah Judiciary Department Malaysia (JKSM) proposed that non-Muslims committing khalwat with Muslims should also be sentenced accordingly, but in the civil courts. They also proposed to setup "Syariah Bench" in the civil courts to handle cases involved people of different religions. These were among the proposals made at the two-day seminar organized by them.

Syariah Law Not For Non-Muslims
According to the Federal Constitutions Article 121(A), Syariah Court's jurisdiction is restricted to Muslims only. Syariah Law should not be applicable to non-Muslims as non-Muslims are subject to civil laws. Even though Khalwat is widely recognised as immoral act by many religions and societies, nonetheless, it is not a civil offence under the civil law in Malaysia. If this proposal is to be accepted, what'd be coming next? This is an implied way of imposing Syariah Law on non-Muslims.

Malaysia : Secular State, Multi-Racial, Multi-Religion
Even though there were various versions of claims on whether Malaysia is an Islamic State within Barisan Nasional (UMNO said Yes, MCA said No), component parties in Pakatan Rakyat (especially DAP) had many times proclaimed that Malaysia is a Secular State with Islam as the official religion but not an Islamic State.

We are a multi-racial and multi-religion country. We should respect each other ways of living and faith. No one should impose their own Religion Laws on the others who are not of the same religion and do not believe in the same faith.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Pakatan Rakyat = DAP + PAS + PKR

April 1 - Finally, after months since the People's Parliament proposed the term "Barisan Rakyat", and after weeks of being used by the Rakyat "unofficially", the three Malaysian Opposition parties (also Ruling parties in 5 States), i.e. DAP, PAS, and PKR, have agreed to enter into a formal coalition, called Pakatan Rakyat (People's Pact).

Meeting attended by the Parties' Leaders today, i.e. YB Datin Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim of PKR, YB Lim Kit Siang of DAP, and YB Dato' Seri Tuan Guru Haji Abdul Hadi Awang of PAS, made the announcement in the Press Conference this afternoon.

The forming of this coalition also marked the "official" beginning of the 2-party system era i.e. Barisan Nasional vs Pakatan Rakyat. The voting pattern of the Malaysian voters in 12th General Election has already indicated such sign i.e. voters are voting in 2-party manner either Barisan Nasional or Barisan Rakyat then - irregardless of the candidate is from DAP, PAS or PKR. That's why we can see non-Malay voters are casting votes for PAS while Malay voters are casting votes for DAP.

A convention of all Pakatan Rakyat MPs and ADUNs will be held on April 27. What we might be able to see, soon, would be the a unify logo for Pakatan Rakyat.

Nonetheless, unlike BN, all component parties in Pakatan Rakyat are equal in power and authority. Whilst in BN, UMNO is the leading party that sits on top of the rest of component parties. All the rest such as MCA and MIC have to "listen" and "obey" to UMNO. However, some commented that this form of coalition (PR) might be fragile and requires lots of wisdom, compromise and tolerance to keep the coalition together.

Check out the official press releases from Pakatan Rakyat component parties and some news coverage:-
Parti Keadilan Rakyat
Harakah (PAS)
Lim Kit Siang's Blog
Sin Chew Daily (mandarin)
The Malaysian Insider : It's official. It's historical. Opposition forms coalition

With this coalition formed, Malaysians have now two Lions that we can choose from (See Parable of the Lions and the Wolf ) and no longer be only limited to one single blood-sucking Wolf. We can make our choice!