Community, Economy, Featured, Govt, Politics

NEWS: MPSP wants to hire more non-Malays

Source: The Star THE Seberang Prai Municipal Council (MPSP) will review its employment system to ensure more non-Malays are recruited, said its president Maimunah Mohd Sharif. She said she wanted to see more Chinese and Indians apply for jobs at all levels in the council. “We will place advertisements in Chinese and Tamil newspapers as… Continue reading NEWS: MPSP wants to hire more non-Malays

Community, Philosophy, Politics, World

Sermon in the hacienda

I decided to repost this article which I wrote in May 2010. It was also published in the Micah Mandate ---------- “Mandate” is a powerful word, but it is also a popular word today. My best friend Joshua, who is reading theology at Trinity Theological College told me once that a mega-church in Singapore is… Continue reading Sermon in the hacienda

Community, Govt

NEWS: 亂丟垃圾、入夜吵鬧醉酒、露天沖涼……外勞大軍惡搞龍鳳花園

Sdr. Soon Lip Chee, Sdr. Oon Neow Aun and I visited Taman Nagasari after reports of dengue occurances. MPSP also sent our dengue-fogging task force to fog the area. Source: Sin Chew Daily 北馬 2011-04-24 12:20 (檳城‧北海)幾乎被外勞佔據的威中龍鳳花園因外勞衛生意識低落,不只整個住宅區的衛生情況惡劣,今年4月更接獲多達13宗骨痛熱症投報,其中4宗為確診病例,所幸無人被奪走生命。 另外北賴鳳凰花園也於同時間接獲4宗骨痛熱症投報,其中3宗為確診病例,2個住宅區接獲的骨痛熱症投報已達17宗,其中7宗經檢驗後證實呈陽性。被小型工業重重包圍的龍鳳花園,如今處處可見垃圾的蹤影,多數雙層排屋不是擠滿超過15名外勞,就是住家週圍野草叢生,形如另一個典型的外勞村。 眼看居住環境的衛生每下愈況,尤其最近又爆發骨痛熱症,令本地居民越住越憂心,並深怕隨時會被黑斑蚊侵襲而葬送生命。 威省市議員溫維安、孫意志及沈志強在接獲居民的投訴,週五(22日)傍晚前往該區視察,並安排該局衛生組人員進行噴射蚊霧及置放滅蚊藥。 溫維安:照顧好衛生防蚊症 外勞須廠家約束 溫維安指出,龍鳳花園不只面對淪為外勞村的問題,外勞沒有照顧環境衛生的後果,如今更引發了骨痛熱症,所幸疫情在當局即刻採取各項防範措施後已獲控制。 他說,該住宅區是在本月14日發現首宗骨痛熱症投報,接著投報的病例在後增加至13宗,但所幸只有4宗為確診病例,而且病患都是外勞。 將要求議員發動清洁運動 他指出,為了避免骨痛熱死灰復燃,該局將會要求當地州議員主導清洁運動,包括帶領居民展開大掃除活動,並向外勞講解骨痛熱症疫情蔓延的後果。 溫維安也希望安排外勞在該區居民的廠家,能採取必要的行動約束外勞的生活起居,包括強制要求外勞必須照顧好衛生並避免在製造噪音等,而非將外勞引進該區後就不聞不問,最終為本地居民帶來困擾。 屋主要監督不是只收租金 他說:“尤其是廠家有責任向他們引進的外勞灌輸衛生意識,而屋主同時也有責任要求外勞保持環境的清潔,而不是只會收取租金。” 他認為,地方政府、廠家、屋主及外勞都必須為此事負責或扮演必互相監督的角色,惟有如此才能確保居住環境的衛生並保障其他居民的權益。 他也促請當地居民每週應撥出15分鐘來做清潔活動,消滅任何可能成為黑斑蚊繁殖的溫床如置放碗碟的架子、空輪胎、水桶、花瓶及溝渠等。 彭來興:外勞讓居民住不安心 希望屋主僱主及市局關注 龍鳳花園居民協會副主席彭來興指出,隨著越來越多的外勞於10多年前開始遷入該區後,目前該區有超過90%的居民是各國外勞,包括孟加拉、印尼、緬甸及尼泊爾等,估計超過千人。 他說,這些外勞喜歡隨處亂丟垃圾,晚間還不時製造噪音及醉酒鬧事,甚至在屋外露天沖涼,令本地居民越住越擔心。 他指出,該住宅區共有200多間雙層排屋,但本地居民只占不到10%,儘管該協會曾多次希望找出屋主解決問題,但卻始終無法找到屋主。… Continue reading NEWS: 亂丟垃圾、入夜吵鬧醉酒、露天沖涼……外勞大軍惡搞龍鳳花園

Bahasa Malaysia, Featured, Govt, Politics

Sarawak: PAS, PKR tidak kalah…Rakyat yang menang

Pilihan raya negeri Sarawak yang baru sahaja selesai ini sudah tentu masuk ke dalam tawarikh politik negara sebagai pilihan raya yang bersifat revolusi selepas pilihan raya umum ke-12 pada 8 Mac 2008. “Fixed deposit” - Hidup matinya BN di Sarawak Sarawak, bumi Kenyalang telah sekian lama dilabel “fixed deposit” oleh Barisan Nasional (BN). Semasa berkempen… Continue reading Sarawak: PAS, PKR tidak kalah…Rakyat yang menang

Gender, Govt, Politics

NEWS: Perkasa chief tells why men like him cheat wives

Source: Harakahdaily.net KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 7: When was the last time that a woman was blamed for her wayward husband? In Malaysia's case, it was only today. Only a few days after Kinabatangan member of parliament Bung Mukhtar - no stranger to chauvinist remarks - suggested that female drivers were the cause of road accidents,… Continue reading NEWS: Perkasa chief tells why men like him cheat wives

Community, Featured, Gender, Govt, Politics

PRESS: PM and male MPs should condemn Ibrahim Ali for denigrating women in Parliament, yet again

Press Statement by Steven Sim Chee Keong 070411 | Bukit Mertajam, Penang I refer to report in Malaysiakini (http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/160879) on the statement by Ibrahim Ali, MP for Pasir Mas in Parliament blaming women for extramarital affairs of their husbands. Ibrahim Ali seems to be competing with other UMNO MPs to outdo each other in being… Continue reading PRESS: PM and male MPs should condemn Ibrahim Ali for denigrating women in Parliament, yet again

Community, Featured, Gender, General, Govt, Politics

NEWS: Sexual Harassment Bill: How much longer, Shahrizat?

In 2001, a coalition of women NGOs known as Joint Action Group Against Violence Against Women (JAG) submitted a memorandum and a Sexual Harassment Bill proposal to the Human Resource Ministry to urge the government to implement an act which criminalizes sexual harassment especially at the workplace. The proposal include setting up of grievance mechanism which addresses… Continue reading NEWS: Sexual Harassment Bill: How much longer, Shahrizat?