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A Ghost in Parliament

A ghost came to Parliament today, His voice haunted the Lower House, The honourable members heard him say, “Recall thy vows, recall thy vows.” The Speaker said he cannot see, The ghost whose voice we hear, A minister taunted haughtily, “The voice is all too familiar!” ‘Twas a voice which reverberated, In many a noble … Continue reading

Let Malays be more Malay, says DAP lawmaker

Originally published in The Malaysian Insight. By Looi Sue-Chern. MALAYSIA cannot do away with identity politics, which is shaped by one’s religion, ethnic, culture, language, social class, gender and other aspects of their identity, said DAP lawmaker Steven Sim. The Bukit Mertajam MP said it was the wrong question to ask people whether they identified … Continue reading

Federal government is unable to assist Penang flood victims because it is running out of money but BN has money to make fake news videos, newspaper advertisements and wage poster wars to bring down the Penang state government

Media statement by Steven Sim, MP for Bukit Mertajam 21 MARCH 2018 | KUALA LUMPUR On 19 March 2018, I asked in Parliament about the status of the flood aid promised by the Prime Minister for the Penang November 2017 flood victims. Minister in Prime Minister’s Department, Shahidan Kassim said that only RM5,467,250 will be … Continue reading

联邦政府宣称因为没钱而无法援助槟州水灾灾民,但国阵却有钱制造假新闻视频、登报纸广告及发动海报战,以试图推倒槟州政府。

2018年3月20日 | 吉隆坡 在本月18日,我在国会里询问了首相,有关他答应发放给槟州2017年11月大水灾的灾后援助金。 然而,首相署部长沙希旦却宣布,只发放了546万7250令吉于槟州2万1869户灾黎,也就是每户人家只获得250令吉。这笔钱也是在2018年3月11日开始发放,而这已是11月灾后的4个月。 相反,槟州政府仅在灾后1个月,即2017年12月便发放3664万7100令吉于5万2353户人家,而每户人家共获得700令吉援助金。 而联邦政府在2015年时,向吉兰丹及彭亨州的灾黎发放了每户500令吉的援助金。而首相也在2017年11月7日探访槟州时,承诺将会给予槟州相似的援助。 在2018年2月,沙希旦在玻璃市宣布,联邦政府将会给予全国10州水灾灾黎每户500令吉援助金。 然而,槟州灾民最后却只获得250令吉,更甚的是并不是每一户受灾家庭可以获得联邦的援助。 当我在国会向联邦政府要求,提高援助金额至500令吉,部长竟然表示政府没有足够的预算。 这不但令人失望,更让人惊讶。 国阵在槟城耗资上百万制作专业等级的假新闻视频,付钱在报纸上打广告,并发动海报战试图推倒槟州政府,但他们却宣称他们没钱援助槟州水灾灾黎! 为何槟城人被当成二等公民?我们槟城人也有缴税,而不像刘特佐和里扎 我们并没有要求他们可以媲美槟州政府所发出的援助金,只是要求他们发出和其他州属一样多的援助金,兑现首相的承诺。 大山脚国会议员沈志强