Community, Featured, Gender, Govt

NEWS: 章瑛:兩性平等元素注入政策‧沈志強為女性出頭讚

News on the formation of the first ever Gender Mainstreaming Committee in a local government in Malaysia. MPSP adopted the Committee after I proposed it in my February MPSP full council adjourment speech. See english news here and my original speech here. ---------- Source: Sin Chew 北馬 2011-02-25 15:43 (檳城‧大山腳)女性權益,男性一樣可以出頭爭取! 威省市政局昨日(24日)舉行二月份月常會議,新科市議員沈志強在休會演詞中,就為女性出頭,為女性說盡好話,並爭取到市政局主席莫達允諾設立臨時“性別觀點主流化委員會”,為市政局往後的政策注入關注兩性平等的元素。 大山腳國會議員章瑛也特地列席月常會議,為沈志強及威省市政局這項破天荒的決定打氣。 章瑛在新聞發佈會說,政府提呈的財政預算案,都必須考慮到男女性的個別需要。 確保資源有效分配 她說,莫達允諾設立威省市政局“性別觀點主流化委員會”,雖然只是臨時性的委員會,但是相信已經是全國各地地方政府的首創。… Continue reading NEWS: 章瑛:兩性平等元素注入政策‧沈志強為女性出頭讚

Community, Gender, Govt

Ucapan penangguhan Mesyuarat Majlis Penuh MPSP Feb 2011 – Penubuhan J/k Pengarusperdanaan Gender

My adjournment speech at the MPSP 24 February 2011 full council meeting. In the speech, which I dedicated to the annual 8 March International Women's Day, I call for the establishment of a Gender Mainstreaming Committee to review the local government's policies to ensure gender justice. I also call for the local government to collect… Continue reading Ucapan penangguhan Mesyuarat Majlis Penuh MPSP Feb 2011 – Penubuhan J/k Pengarusperdanaan Gender

Community, Gender, Govt, Politics

NEWS: Council goes one up for women with new panel

View my original speech here. ---------- Source: The Star BUKIT MERTAJAM: A Gender Mainstream-ing Ad-hoc Committee will be set up in the Seberang Prai Municipal Council to ensure gender fairness in the council’s policies and operations. Council president Mokhtar Mohd Jait said the committee would, among others, promote fairness in terms of job opportunities, wages,… Continue reading NEWS: Council goes one up for women with new panel

Politics

Siapa Lim Kit Siang?

13 tahun yang lepas, seorang pelajar sekolah berumur 16 tahun marah pada orang tuanya kerana orang tuanya itu mengundi "Roket". Budak mentah itu malah berkata, "kita patut berterima kasih kepada Barisan Nasional, ngapa undi "Rocket"? Lim Kit Siang itu pengacau, dia buat negara kecoh". Tidak lama dahulu, ada orang bertanya pada saya, "Adakah Lim Kit… Continue reading Siapa Lim Kit Siang?

Community, Govt

NEWS: 應付發展迅速及車流量增多‧瑪裕園4路口建議修改

The news is about YB Lydia Ong, Berapit's State Assemblywoman's visit to the accident-prone site along Jalan Maju, Bukit Mertajam (the main road in front of Wah Lee Electrical store). The site is specifically at the junction turning into Lorong Maju. YB Lydia was joined by councillors Sdr. Oon Neow Aun and myself, together with… Continue reading NEWS: 應付發展迅速及車流量增多‧瑪裕園4路口建議修改

Community, Govt

NEWS: 拆除彩虹花园违建店面和档口事件 威省市局给业者充足时间搬迁 议员公布执法演进表

News article about a press conference (pc) I participated on MPSP's enforcement operation at Taman Pelangi on illegal structures. In the pc, we gave statistics of the structures being demolished and hawkers which were relocated. I also commented that UMNO-BN's manipulation of the enforcement operation into a racial issue is not only bad for racial… Continue reading NEWS: 拆除彩虹花园违建店面和档口事件 威省市局给业者充足时间搬迁 议员公布执法演进表

Book, Economy, Philosophy

BOOKS: The ascent of money: A financial history of the world

Author: Niall Ferguson Check out more information about the book in Google Books This is an informative yet entertaining book about the history of the monetary system, interesting read on the genesis of money, banks, the stock market, insurance, subprime mortgage etc. See how banks "create" money out of literally nothing, how the world with its… Continue reading BOOKS: The ascent of money: A financial history of the world

Govt

Siapa yang pertahankan “mini Hatyai”? Who is defending “mini Hatyai”?

Sudah bertahun-tahun kawasan Taman Pelangi dipenuhi gerai-gerai tanpa lesen, banyak yang membina struktur haram. Juga kawasan tersebut dikenali sebagai "mini Hatyai" kerana dikatakan berlakunya aktiviti perlacuran. Ramai penduduk telah membuat aduan tetapi Kerajaan terdahulu gagal mengambil tindakan sewajarnya. Kini apabila MPSP mengambil tindakan, ada yang menuduh Kerajaan merobohkan gerai Melayu. Padahal, yang membuat aduan termasuk masyarakat… Continue reading Siapa yang pertahankan “mini Hatyai”? Who is defending “mini Hatyai”?