Parliamentary questions tabled by Wee Choo Keong, MP for Wangsa Maju, on 08 April 2008

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Oral Parliamentary Questions

05 May 2008

1. MP for Wangsa Maju requests the Prime Minister to state what are the steps that have been taken or to be taken by the government to prevent the continuous increase in prices of essential goods such as petrol, rice, cooking oil, flour, milk powder, and others.

06 May 2008

2. MP for Wangsa Maju requests the Prime Minister to state whether he intends to set up a Royal Commission to investigate into the findings of the Independent Inquiry Committee into the United Nation Oil-For-Food Programme where Tradeyear Sdn Bhd and Mastek Sdn Bhd were heavily implicated, which are connected to BADAWI, MR. ABDULLAH.

07 May 2008

3. MP for Wangsa Maju requests the Minister of Finance to state how Terengganu’s Wang Ehsan totaling over RM1.2 billion has been spent since its inception, up to April 8th 2008, who are the beneficiaries and to also give full details of the revenues received from Monsoon Cup, Crystal Mosque and Hadhari Museum as compared to their total cost?

08 May 2008

 4. MP for Wangsa Maju requests the Minister of Home Affairs to state why was En BSA Tahir detained under Internal Security Act when he was not a threat to our national security but he was alleged to have been involved with a Malaysian company selling centrifuge to a country purportedly to be developing nuclear capability including weapon.

12 May 2008

5. MP for Wangsa Maju requests the Minister of Transport to state why was there a need for the Government to spend RM108 million to specially build a Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) for AirAsia, a private company, when the existing KLIA was under utilized until this day, why there was no Open Tender before awarding the building project to Fajarbaru Builder Group Bhd and why was there a necessity to build another LCCT.

13 May 2008

6. MP for Wangsa Maju requests the Minister of Transport to state after MAS took over the rural air services for Sabah/Sarawak whether AirAsia paid back the subsidy of about RM60 million to the Government and whether AirAsia has paid up all its debts owed to Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd.

14 May 2008

7. MP for Wangsa Maju requests the Minister of Transport to state why the government refused to have a liberalised national aviation policy of “open sky” and allow MAS to also operate a low cost airline to serve Malaysians and why was there a need to allow a private company like AirAsia to monopolise such services.

 15 May 2008

8. MP for Wangsa Maju requests the Prime Minister to state how many executive jet planes are direc
tly or indirectly owned by the Government, cost per jet plane, cost per flying hour, and to also provide a list of people who have used each and every of the jet plane since 2004 until April 8th, 2008.

 20 May 2008

9. MP for Wangsa Maju requests the Minister of Finance to state on what basis Bank Negara allowed Maybank to buy a controlling stake in Bank Internasional Indonesia at 4.6 times its book value from a company connected to Temasek Holding of Singapore and what are the rules covering such transaction involving GLC.

21 May 2008

10. MP for Wangsa Maju requests the Prime Minister to state whether his pledge to fight corruption involving high-ranking government servants has been successful when so far the ACA has charged only one ex-minister, Datuk Kasitah Adam, for the alleged corruption of only RM3.5 million, while the other 18 which have been involved in corruption have not been charged.

Parliamentary Questions For Written Reply

05 May 2008

1. MP for Wangsa Maju requests the Minister of Welfare, Women and Family Development to state why after the government became a signatory to the Convention for the Rights Of The Child last year, the children of refugees and asylum seekers, and stateless children, are still denied their basic human rights to education and health in Malaysia.

06 May 2008

2. MP for Wangsa Maju requests the Prime Minister to state how much had the DBKL spent so far for the cost of piling and foundation costs of the abandoned Plaza Rakyat project, the supposedly KL transportation hub for KL and how much more to be spent for its completion, and what DBKL intends to do to overcome the traffic congestion in KL.

07 May 2008

3. MP for Wangsa Maju requests the Prime Minister to state how to make KL a first class city when KL is facing social problems such as influx of foreign beggars, drug addicts, persons with mental problems and the homeless (kutu rayau).

08 May 2008

4. MP for Wangsa Maju requests the Prime Minister to state what happened to the abandoned project to prevent the over-flow of Sungai Gombak, what were the reasons for the project to be abandoned, total sum paid to the contractor, name of contractor and when will the project commence again.

12 May 2008

5. MP for Wangsa Maju requests the Prime Minster whether the Government intends to amend the Federal Capital Act to make the Datuk Bandar Kuala Lumpur to be elected by the residents of Kuala Lumpur. If not, please give reasons for not amending the said Act which is the aspiration of the KL residents.

WEE CHOO KEONG
Member of Parliament for Wangsa Maju

Soalan-soalan yang diusulkan untuk Parlimen oleh Wee Choo Keong, Ahli Parlimen Kawasan Wangsa Maju, pada 08 April 2008

 Soalan Lisan Yang Diusulkan Untuk Parlimen

05 Mei 2008

1. Ahli Parlimen Kawasan Wangsa Maju meminta Perdana Menteri untuk menyatakan apakah langkah-langkah yang telah diambil atau yang akan diambil oleh kerajaan untuk menghalang kenaikan berterusan harga barang keperluan seperti petrol, beras, minyak masak, tepung, susu tepung dan lain-lain.

06 Mei 2008

2. Ahli Parlimen Kawasan Wangsa Maju meminta Perdana Menteri untuk menyatakan samada beliau berhasrat untuk menubuhkan Suruhanjaya Siasatan Di Raja untuk menyiasat kepada penemuan Jawatankuasa Siasatan Bebas kepada United Nation Oil-For-Food Programme di mana membabitkan Tradeyear Sdn Bhd dan Mastek Sdn Bhd, syarikat yang berkaitrapat dengan Badawi, Mr. Abdullah.

07 Mei 2008

3. Ahli Parlimen Kawasan Wangsa Maju meminta Menteri Kewangan untuk menyatakan bagaimana Wang Ehsan Terengganu yang berjumlah RM1.2 bilion telah dibelanjakan sejak penubuhannya sehingga 8 April, 2008, siapa benefisiari dan juga memberikan keterangan penuh mengenai hasil negara (revenues) yang diterima daripada penganjuran Monsoon Cup, Masjid Kristal dan Museum Hadhari berbanding dengan jumlah kos keseluruhannya.

08 Mei 2008

4. Ahli Parlimen Kawasan Wangsa Maju meminta Menteri Dalam Negeri untuk menyatakan kenapa En BSA Tahir telah ditahan di bawah Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri bila dia bukanlah satu ancaman kepada keselamatan negara tetapi dia telah dituduh terlibat dengan sebuah syarikat Malaysia yang menjual “centrifuge” kepada negara yang bertujuan untuk pembangunan tenaga nuklear termasuk senjata.

12 Mei 2008

5. Ahli Parlimen Kawasan Wangsa Maju telah meminta Menteri Pengangkutan untuk menyatakan kenapa kerajaan perlu membelanjakan RM108 juta untuk membina LCCT untuk AirAsia, sebuah syarikat swasta, sedangkan KLIA masih digunakan sehingga kini, kenapa tiada Tender Terbuka diadakan sebelum menganugerahkan projek pembinaan kepada Fajarbaru Builder Group Bhd dan mengapa ada keperluan untuk membina LCCT yang lain.

13 Mei 2008

6. Ahli Parlimen Kawasan Wangsa Maju telah meminta Menteri Pengangkutan untuk meyatakan selepas MAS mengambilalih perkhidmatan udara di kawasan pendalaman Sabah/Serawak, adakah AirAsia telah membayar balik subsidi sebanyak RM60 juta kepada Kerajaan dan adakah AirAsia telah membayar semua hutangnya kepada Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd.

14 Mei 2008

7. Ahli Parlimen Kawasan Wangsa Maju telah meminta Menteri Pengangkutan untuk menyatakan kenapa kerajaan enggan untuk melaksanakan dasar penerbangan secara liberal (Open Sky) dan membenarkan MAS beroperasi secara tambang murah untuk perkhidmatan rakyat Malaysia dan kenapa perlu membenarkan syarikat swasta seperti AirAsia untuk memonopoli perkhidmatan tersebut.

15 Mei 2008

8. Ahli Parlimen Kawasan Wangsa Maju telah meminta Perdana Menteri untuk menyatakan berapa banyak jet-jet eksekutif secara langsung atau tidak secara langsung yang  dimiliki oleh kerajaan, kos untuk setiap jet tersebut, kos untuk setiap jam penerbangan yang dilakukan dan menyediakan senarai nama individu yang menggunakan setiap jet tersebut sejak 2004 sehingga 8 April, 2008.

20 Mei 2008

9. Ahli Parlimen Kawasan Wangsa Maju telah meminta Menteri Kewangan untuk menyatakan alasan mengapa Bank Negara membenarkan Maybank untuk membeli “controlling stake” di Bank Internasional Indonesia pada kadar 4.6 kali daripada nilai buku (book values) daripada sebuah syarikat berkaitan dengan Temasek Holding dari Singapura dan apakah peraturan-peraturan yang melindungi traksaksi yang melibatkan GLC.

21 Mei 2008

10. Ahli Parlimen Kawasan Wangsa Maju telah meminta Perdana Menteri untuk menyatakan samada ikrar beliau untuk melawan rasuah yang melibatkan golongan atasan kakitangan kerajaan telah berjaya apabila setakat ini BPR hanya mendakwa seorang bekas menteri, Datuk Kasitah Adam, atas tuduhan rasuah sebanyak RM3.5 juta sahaja manakala 18 orang lagi yang terlibat dengan rasuah masih belum didakwa.

Soalan Yang Diusulkan Untuk Parlimen Bagi Jawapan Bertulis

05 Mei 2008

1. Ahli Parlimen Kawasan Wangsa Maju telah meminta Menteri Kebajikan, Pembangunan Wanita dan Keluarga untuk menyatakan kenapa selepas kerajaan menjadi negara yang menandatangani Konvensyen Hak Kanak-Kanak pada tahun lepas, kanak-kanak pelarian dan mencari tempat perlindungan, dan kanak-kanak yang tiada taraf kewarganegaraan masih dinafikan hak asasi kemanusiaan mereka terhadap hak pendidikan dan kesihatan di Malaysia.

06 Mei 2008

2. Ahli Parlimen Kawasan Wangsa Maju meminta Perdana Menteri untuk menyatakan berapa banyak telah dibelanjakan oleh DBKL setakat ini untuk kos “piling” dan “foundation” bagi projek terbengkalai Plaza Rakyat, hub pengangkutan KL yang sepatutnya dan berapa banyak lagi yang akan dibelanjakan untuk menyiapkannya dan apakah hasrat DBKL untuk mengatasi masalah kesesakan lalulintas di KL.

07 Mei 2008

3. Ahli Parlimen Kawasan Wangsa Maju meminta Perdana Menteri menyatakan bagaimana untuk menjadikan KL sebagai bandaraya kelas pertama apabila KL berhadapan dengan masalah sosial seperti kebanjiran peminta sedekah rakyat pendatang asing, penagih dadah, individu yang menghadapi masalah mental dan kutu rayau (homeless people).

08 Mei 2008

4.  Ahli Parlimen Kawasan Wangsa Maju meminta Perdana Menteri untuk menyatakan apa yang terjadi kepada projek terbengkalai untuk menghalang pengaliran berlebihan ke Sungai Gombak, apakah alasan yang menyebabkan projek tersebut terbengkalai, jumlah keseluruhan yang telah dibayar kepada kontraktor, nama kontraktor dan bila projek tersebut akan dimulakan semula.

12 Mei 2008

5. Ahli Parlimen Kawasan Wangsa Maju meminta Perdana Menteri untuk menyatakan samada Kerajaan berhasrat untuk meminda “Federal Capital Act” untuk membolehkan Datuk Bandar dipilih oleh penduduk Kuala Lumpur. Jika tidak, sila beri alasan kenapa tidak meminda Akta tersebut di mana ia adalah aspirasi penduduk Kuala Lumpur.

WEE CHOO KEONG
Ahli Parlimen Kawasan Wangsa Maju

– 翻译员:angel_x , Wee Choo Keong 致于万二分谢意
黃朱強﹐ 旺沙馬珠國會議員將會在國會發問的課題

05 May 2008

國會口頭問答環節

1.旺沙馬珠國會議員要求首相列明政府目前對抑制多項生活必需品的價格上揚的措施﹐ 例如汽油﹐米﹐食油﹐奶粉等等。

06 May 2008

2. 旺沙馬珠國會議員要求首相說明他是否會成立一個皇家調查團﹐以調查在在獨立質詢委員會所有得到的情報﹐關於聯合國石油換取糧食計劃下﹐TRADEYEAR SDN BHD 和MASTEK SDN BHD 獲得多項利益的事件﹐而且跟阿都拉巴達威先生有所關聯。

07 May 2008

3.旺沙馬珠國會議員要求財政部長說明登州的WANG EHSAN基金如何從推介以來到2008年四月八日為此﹐共花費了12億令吉來撥給收益人們﹐也同時把季後風杯﹐ 水晶回教堂﹐ 和現代回教博物館的確實收入和它們的建造費用作個詳細報告。

08 May 2008

4. 旺沙馬珠國會議員要求內政部長解釋為何BSA TAHIR 先生﹐即使他未曾對我國安全穩定造成威脅﹐就因為他涉及與一間馬來西亞公司合作販賣可用來協助製造核武器的��
�心機給某個國家﹐而在內安法令下被扣留﹖

12 May 2008

5. 旺沙馬珠國會議員要求交通部長解釋政府有何必要﹐ 在吉隆坡國際機場遠遠還沒到達不勝負荷的時候﹐ 特別斥資一億零八百萬令吉來建造低成本航空終站(LCCT)給亞航這麼一間私人航空公司。為何不是以公開招標來決定建築承包商﹐而是直接把工程合約給予 FAJARBARU BUILDER GROUP BHD。還有為何有必要建造LCCT﹖

13 May 2008

6. 旺沙馬珠國會議員要求交通部長解釋當馬航接手沙巴/砂拉越的偏僻地區航線後﹐亞航到底有否把約六千萬令吉的津貼還給政府﹐還有亞航究是否已將積欠馬來西亞機場公司的款項還清。

14 May 2008

7.旺沙馬珠國會議員要求交通部長解釋為何政府不肯實行開放領空政策﹐和准許馬航開設一個廉價航空部門來服務大眾﹐和為何讓亞航﹐一個私人公司壟斷這類服務。

15 May 2008

8.旺沙馬珠國會議員要求首相說明政府現在所有直接和間接擁有的私人噴射機數量﹐每架飛機的價格﹐每一飛行小時的成本﹐和列出從2004年至2008年四月八日所有使用者的名單。

20 May 2008

9. 旺沙馬珠國會議員要求財政部長解釋國家銀行是以何種理由來允許馬婆銀行以市價4.6倍的價格從一間與新加坡淡馬錫控股有淵源的公司收購印尼國際銀行 (BANK INTERNASIONAL INDONESIA) 的控制股權﹐和有關涉及政府公司(GOVERNMENT LINKED CORPORATION﹐ GLC)的此類交易的規則。

21 May 2008

10. 旺沙馬珠國會議員要求首相說明其對抗高級公仆的貪污行動是否成功﹐因為一直到現在﹐反貪污局只提控一名前部長﹐ 拿督卡西達 亞當﹐涉嫌貪污區區的三千五百萬令吉。其他十八名有嫌疑人士依然未被提控。

國會書面問答環節

05 May 2008

1. 旺沙馬珠國會議員要求福利﹐婦女與家庭發展部長說明為何政府簽署了兒童人權公約後﹐難民和尋求政治庇護者﹐還有無國籍的孩子們依然不能在馬來西亞履行其基本權力如獲得教育和醫療服務等。

06 May 2008

2. 旺沙馬珠國會議員要求首相說明吉隆坡市議會到底花費多少錢在人民廣場﹐ 作為計劃中吉隆坡新交通中心的地基和底層建築工程上﹐ 還要花費多少費用來完成它﹐ 以及吉隆坡市議會該如何解決吉隆坡的塞車問題。

07 May 2008

3. 旺沙馬珠國會議員要求首相說明該如何把吉隆坡打造成一個一等都會﹐當她面對種種社會問題如外國乞丐涌入﹐吸毒者﹐精神病患和流浪者。

08 May 2008

4. 旺沙馬珠國會議員要求首相說明被擱置的SUNGAI GOMBAK防洪計劃﹐被擱置的原因﹐付給承包商的費用﹐承包商名字和計劃重開日期。

12 May 2008

5. 旺沙馬珠國會議員要求首相說明政府是否願意修改聯邦都會法令﹐以讓吉隆坡人民選出他們的市長。如否﹐應給予理由﹐因為這是全體吉隆坡市民的願望。

黃朱強
旺沙馬珠國會議員

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44 thoughts on “Parliamentary questions tabled by Wee Choo Keong, MP for Wangsa Maju, on 08 April 2008

  1. Anonymous

    I like the questions. I am looking forward to all the answers to the parliamentary Questions posed by YB Wee. Can’t wait to hear what Minister of Transport is going to tell us about AirAsia, the only privilege private company under Bodohwi’s government. Can’t wait to hear what Bodohwi is going to tell us about the the scndals in the Oil-For-Food Programek, which featured the Sleepy Head.Can’t for May to come.

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  2. Anonymous

    We got 10 MP from Pakatan Rakyat. I would like to see what the government is to reply on the question of election to be held for the post of Datuk Bandar KL.En Tahir detention under ISA is another interesting question. Mr Wee you are not sparing Dato Tony Fernandes. He is a corporate genius and he made AirAisa makes million of Ringgit overnight. Of course, after adding millions of Ringgit on tax allowance to the profit. Let see what the Father-in-law is going to say about those questions on AirAsia special right to monopolise.

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  3. Anonymous

    YB Wee why you didn’t ask about the report of the Royal Commission on Lingam Video Clip to be made public. In fact there are many more questions that we wish you would ask. Like the hanky pankies in DBKL and etc.I am happy with those questions but I would like my MP to ask more questions. Next time please ask more questions and screw the SIL and father in law. I am awaiting patiently for Parliament to start at the end of this month.

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  4. Anonymous

    Good. Lets wait to hear the answers for the questions on so-called airline of the year, Air Asia. Lets see whether TonyFernandes can make Air Asia to be airline of the year after Badawi steps down soon. Since Tony Fernades has spoken in Sharizat ceramah in Lembah Pantai, I am sure Air Asia guaranteed to fly. I am waiting to see how Tony Fernandes, Kalimullah and son-in-law how high they will fly after Badawi resign!!

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  5. Wee Choo Keong

    Anon 8-4-08 @ 6:43 pmI really am sorry that I have overlooked an important question on making the report of the Royal Commission on Lingam Video Clip public.I am only allowed to ask 10 questions for oral answer and 5 questions for written answer, and each question must not be more than 40 words. What a restriction!!!After I have submitted the questions I knew I have miss some important questions and I could not ascertain until I read your comment. Thank you for pointing out. I beg your pardon.However, all is not lost. I can always talk about it during the debate on the Royal Address. I still have a lot more questions which I would like to ask but I had to priorities them.Please trust me that I shall bring up many other issues including the Sport Minister (Azlina) arbitrarily withdrawal of co-operation with the non BN state governments during the debate on Royal Address. Thank you for taking an interest in my blog. I look forward to receive more comments and suggestions so that we can make Malaysia a better place to stay.

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  6. every dog has his day

    Mr. Wee Choo Keong, you gotta be kidding. You won’t get any plausible replies to any one of those questions you posted here. The wretched BN regime is so RIDDLED WITH CORRUPTION, NEPOTISM AND CRONYISM they won’t exactly reveal to you the colour of their dirty underwear. We can only see it for ourselves when they reveal themselves for who they are. Time will tell and the truth always prevail. That’s why they screwed up big time in GE2008.You may as well ask Badawi how come he came into possession of a 30-million-dollar luxury yacht (or sailing boat), the COBRA SULTAN. The venom of corruption of the king cobra himself has infected the entire body politic of the fascist neo-Nazi UMNOputras they will not see the light of day in the next election five years from now. Everything in Hadhari Bolehlkand smacks of CORRUPTION, NEPOTISM and CRONYISM.Save the trouble, Mr. Wee. Just ask our sleepyhead how does he intend to go about amendingthe laws SAVING OUR JUDICIARY and bringing back missing-girl SHARLINIE to the care of her poor and pitiable parents instead sans an incompetent and corrupt police force.

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  7. Anonymous

    Since the sleepyhead is so corrupted then we must all get together to get rid of him and the SIL. How come during last session of Parliament the then Opposition Leader (the elder Lim) never ever talked about the corruptions of the sleepyhead, the luxury yatch, executive jets, corruptions at high places and other matters that were negative towards the sleepyhead. Even now no criticism on the sleepyhead. When Tun M criticised sleepyhead, the elder Lim will condemn Tun M. How strange?

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  8. Anonymous

    Ong Tee Keat said he will do a tell-all session with the case of PKFX (concerning Port Klang). We fully supported Ong over his attitude.We sincerely hope that he will do a tell-all session on the questions on Air Asia. Malaysians are waiting to hear Ong to do a tell-all on AirAsia. We would like to know how Datuk Tony Fernandes has made AirAsia into such grand company with no help whatsoever from the Son In law. We can hear that Tony is breathing very heavily now. Why so worry Tony if you are doing so well according to all your press statements. Air Asia can only succeed under your great leadership! With or without the SIL?

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  9. mohamad

    Hi Mr Wee,All these are excellent and important questions which affects the rakyat. I cant wait to hear them tabled on once Parliments beginsWe should see major changes in the house with more reps form the opposition which I must say stands out from the BN team..all the best then!

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  10. skilgannon1066

    Mr WeeI seem to get the impression that you have something against AirAsia and Tony Fernandes.In order to clear the picture, I hope that you will also ask the Transport Minister why the Spore govt, through the Civil Aviation Authority of Spore, built a Budget Terminal at Changi Airport, when Changi’s Terminals 1 and 2 are not fully utilised. The more so now that Changi’s Terminal 3 is operational. Was the LCCT at KLIA put up at such speed in order to compete with Changi’s Budget Terminal? Did AirAsia lobby Msia Airports and the govt to construct the LCCT, and if it did, for what reasons?Please also ask the Transport Minister the following:- did the govt use public funds to help set up AirAsia?- did the govt commit public funds to help AirAsia in its purchase of Airbus A320 aircraft (175 on order, of which 37 have been delivered up to now)?- if the govt did not commit public funds for the aircraft purchase, did it issue a “letter of comfort” or a “sovereign guarantee” to the banks who will provide the financing to AirAsia for the purchase of the Airbus aircraft?- does Malaysia have a national aviation policy? If it has, what roles do MAS and AirAsia play in the policy?- how many “open skies”agreements has Malaysia entered into with other countries, and has MAS fully utilised the traffic rights under such agreements?- will those who were responsible for MAS incurring hefty losses and necessitating a bailout from the govt, be held accountable and brought to book?- did AirAsia lobby the govt to accept and ratify the Asean “open skies” agreement, the first phase of which is the removal of restrictions on flights between Asean capitals by the end of this year?- did the govt subsidise the costs of operating the rural air services in Sabah and Sarawak by MAS? How much was paid to MAS as subsidies from the time it started the rural air services to the time AirAsia took over the services?- why did AirAsia opt out of operating the rural air services in Sabah and Sarawak? Did the contract the airline entered into allow for such an opting-out?- how does the govt propose to make KLIA a regional air hub against competition from Singapore and Bangkok, and what roles will MAS and AirAsia play in this?Fair and balanced, Mr Wee – that’s the way to go.

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  11. Angel_X

    Mr Wee, oral/written parliamentary questions isn’t that juicy, because the rules allow the person who got asked have time to prepare for the question.The real juicy part is “additional question”, which then you ask it straightaway after the answer of the first oral/written question, catching the ministers completely off guard. But of course you must make sure that both type of questions must be relevant and interconnected, so it will not let the BN making propagandas saying that opposition parties are just trouble makers that are obstacles of national development.Let’s stop making the holy parliament be a playground for those mat undi posts and monkeys as well as hantu-hantu. Some of them would just deliberately absent, sleeping during meeting, or just asking irrelevant questions to the ministers, collaborating with them a few weeks ago. This is to “show” to the public that BN are really doing their jobs by asking questions, as well as a conform to the party whip system.Some of my personal questions:1) As to the response to the would-be-implementing RON95 unleaded petrol to the public, what is the actual cost of producing RON97 (the RM1.92 per liter type) and what shall be the actual price of it after the cancellation of subsidization?2) When is the actual building date of the Gerbang Perdana? The traffic congestion at the JB-Woodlands Causeway is makign both nations losing millions of RMs in terms of economy per year.2a) Will there be Rapid JB systems in JB? Will the system be link up with singapore’s MRT? If this can be implemented, it will ease a lot of the traffic flows around JB and boost the economy of JB and SG tremendously.3) About the public transport system in KL, when shall the new kelana jaya line extended cabin cars be arrived? What will be cost? How many will be purchased? Any further plans for extended line?4) About the upcoming Penang monorail, what is the specification of it? What is the cost? What is the routes and where shall the stations be build? I would hope something like MRT of singapore because it is more efficient than our current LRT system. Sorry the translations will only be up tomorrow….. too lengthy.

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  12. Angel_X

    What really irks me is that the MPs (whether incumbent or opposition)can unilaterally ask for a raise in their allowance.For heaven’s sake, those extra money comes from the people’s wallet! How can you ask for a raise when the people didn’t get theirs first?

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  13. Anonymous

    Good questions, though I wish a question about the rising crime rate could be snuck in, or more specifically, what is the status of Nurin’s killer and Sharlinie’s wehreabouts. What is PDRM doing? Hopefully, one of our MPs will raise it up and we could have a debate on it.

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  14. Wee Choo Keong

    skilgannon1066: I have nothing against AirAsia and/or Tony Fernandes. In fact I am very impressed with the speed in which Tony Fernandes got AirAsia to such majestic height. If AirAsia got to where it is today without any government help directly from the minister or indirectly from third party, then I salute Tony Fernandes for his great achievement. Under the circumstances, AirAisa under Tony’s corporate leadership AirAsia will definitely go places and should be able to buy a few more hundred A320 aircrafts in due course. With the change of the country political leadership soon and coupled with a change to an open sky aviation policy, I am quite sure that AirAsia will not only be the number ONE airline in Malaysia but the whole of Asia. If I have the opportunity I shall pose those questions by you to the new Minister of Transport.In the mean time we wait patiently for the Minister of Transport to tell the nation why there was no open tender when it awarded the building of the existing LCCT costing RM108 million to main contractor Fajar Baru and whether AirAsia has settled all its debts with MAHB.Thank you.

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  15. Anonymous

    skilgannon1066 You are very defensive of AirAsia and Tony Fernandes our corporate genius. In fact Skilgannon could have got Tony to answer those simple Parliament questions of Mr Wee. I hope that after Badawi resigned (not too long from now) all is going to be well with AirAsia. Then we will see more news about AiraAsia going places (as well put by Mr Wee.I fully agree with Mr Wee that Tony is a great and honest corporate leader, whom we should also salute for bringing Air Asia to greatness. By the same token we should also also salute Kalimullah, who is a close friend of Tony, for all his good works in taking ECM Libra to such a height! Tony should now come out with his answers to those questions as submitted by Mr Wee. we are still waiting for your answers to the questions posed by Mr Wee, Tony.Speak up Tony, the nation is waiting to hear from you so that they can ascertain how great you are.

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  16. Foo Yoong

    I am impressed with the quality of of your questions. All are tailored to be of qualitative in nature as compared with quantitative questions. This is where you will go for the “kill” after the Ministers have given the initial answers.There’s always the talk of government subsidizing our petrol price.Is “subsidizing” here means government forking out from its coffer to pay to Petronas so that we get lower price?Why the need to build the LCCT when KLIA is becoming empty these days? The location of LCCT is nothing but making a big round of KLIA. Not long ago MAHB says in time to come when LCCT can’t accomodate higher capacity, they intend to build a new one turning the existing one into a cargo complex. Now they are trying to revive Subang airport with Fire Fly serving there. What a plan going one big round and waste of resources.

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  17. kevineu

    my gosh, yb, your blog posts are getting longer and longer. it’s gonna turn in a hansard soon. keep it up, yb.

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  18. peisheah

    hi, when is the opposition coming out with shadow cabinet? We know it’s been busy for you guys. However, this is one of the more important things that need to be done. If there’s a shadow cabinet, the opposition can watch the government more closely & the questions ask will become more focus.

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  19. Wee Choo Keong

    Angel_x and othersI take note of your comments and others contributors comments. All of your comments are important to me. They help me a lot in my parliamentary works.Angel_x. I know that the translation into Mandarin will not be easy because of the way in which the questions were framed. Thank you so much for your kind helps without which the Mandarin speaking Malaysians will be deprived of the engagement here. Thank you all for the kind help without which I will be very handicapped. Thank you and good night.

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  20. Anonymous

    YBUnlike Skilgannon, I believe you are very objective with your questioning on Air asia.What was a good brand and model in air asia is being undermined by underhand tactics with the help of friends in Bodohwi’s camp.He has got subsidies by getting taxpayers to pay for his projects i.e. LCCT and even then he still has to falsify his accounts by adding millions of ringgit of tax allowance as profit. So this is hot air or what people call bubble ready to burst?So YB, please continue with your good work. You are gaining increasing respect from us and we will provide increasing support to you.

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  21. Anonymous

    skilgannon1066So what have you got to say Mr Skilgannon 1066. Should the Badawi governmetn pump more subsidy and build more LCCT for AirAsia? Please use your own money to that definitely not taxpayers money. Tony, what is your reply to the creative accounting using tax allowance as profit?I do not want to ask the government because the head is still sleeping.

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  22. Anonymous

    Wee,Tu Monsoon Cup punya perbelanjaan diletak di bawah entiti yang mana satu? Cuba dapatkan audited account dia la dan pamerkan kat sini.

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  23. Iblis Eusop

    Soalan mengenai Jumlah wang eshan di Trengganu kurang tepat.It is estimated that annual wang ehsan was RM800 million A YEAR. But in view of the hike of oil price, the recent years wang ehsan could well exceed RM 1 billion A YEAR.So since inception in 1999, the total wang ehsan could be much more, guesstimate, maybe RM5 billion to RM10 billion and NOT just RM1.2 billion as YB has stated.

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  24. skilgannon1066

    Mr WeeYou are being evasive in your reply.(1) Can you be specific, instead of alluding in vague terms, as to exactly what help Tony Fernandes got from “the minister or indirectly from third party” to set up AirAsia?(2) Are you aware that the Singapore-based low-cost carriers have shareholders with deep pockets? In the case of Tiger Airways, SIA owns 49% of the company. Temasek Holdings, a Spore SWF, is the majority shareholder of SIA. In the case of Jetstar Asia, both Qantas and Temasek are substantial shareholders. Does Khazanah, PNB or EPF have a substantial stake in AirAsia?(3) Are you even aware of the implications of “open skies” agreements? What will prevent MAS from taking full advantage of such agreements, seeing that it is a “full service” airline (or a “5 star value carrier”), as opposed to AirAsia’s no-frills service? Are you suggesting that MAS doesn’t have the management capability to step up to the “open skies” challenge?(4) Please be specific as to what debts AirAsia owes to MAHB.(5) AirAsia is not the only user of the LCCT at KLIA. Tiger Airways and Cebu Pacific are also low-cost carriers who use the LCCT. So it cannot be said that the LCCT was built for the exclusive use of AirAsia (a point which IATA has made to the Msian govt – that the LCCT has to be open to all airlines servicing KLIA – which you may not be aware of).(6) As to why MAHB awarded the construction contract for the LCCT at KLIA to a particular company, without going for an open tender, is a question that should be addressed to MAHB. What has it got to do with AirAsia? Unless you are implying that AirAsia, or its shareholders, benefited improperly in some way from the said contract.(7) With regard to the supposed “inflation” of AirAsia’s profits by the inclusion of tax allowances, the question to be asked is whether AirAsia’s independent external auditors signed off on it, or whether they “qualified” AirAsia’s accounts because of this. That should be easy to find out, yes?(8) There are many criteria to judge how well an airline is doing. Statistics such as fleet size and age, number of passengers, revenue, net profit, revenue per employee and net profit per employee can be used to benchmark against other airlines. I note that MAS has consistently refused to benchmark itself against its key regional rivals – SIA, Thai and Cathay Pacific.

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  25. Foo Yoong

    I read with concern in the press today about robbery in the KLIA. There are places that robbers are known to strike the same area more than once.Why are criminals getting bolder these days? Who are these people? Are they locals or foreigners? Are they junkies or unemployed? Is the country’s economy getting bad or there’s social problem failed to address that result in delinquent.I think PDRM shall go to the root of the problem by sharing with us the criminal profiles rather than giving boardroom statistical figures which do not translate a thing if problem still continues.

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  26. Anonymous

    Sdr.Wee,Please ask the gov. what are they doing to oust the loan shark menace.Who issue the money lending license,how many has been issued and do these license holders has to go through police vetting?

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  27. Anonymous

    Skilgannon1066I do not think that YB Wee has been evasive. He has already said that he was impressed by Tony Fernandes corporate leadership. He also said that AirAsia will be the number one airline not only in Malaysia but Asia.YB Wee has told you that he will definitely pose the questions that you have raised to the Minister. Why must the Bodohwi government used taxpayers monies to specially build LCCT (for AirAsia to call its home) when the KLIA is so under used? When one visit LCCT, one can’t help but to feel that it is an AirAsia terminal. Well, AirAsia has called LCCT as its home. Why can’t you wait for the Minister to reply the Parliamentary Questions? Once the answers are given then you will know the sum owed by AirAsia to MAHB. So no need to rush for the answer. After having returned the rural air services to MAS, don’t you agree that AirAsia had to pay back all the subsidies it has received to the government. I am not prepared to allow AirAsia, a private entity to enjoy taxpayers monies. You need not worry, I am sure that Tony Fernandes is capable of answering those questions without any problems. As far as I am concerned, no more building of new LCCT because KLIA is under used at the moment. The Bodohwi government should not waste taxpayer monies for private company.Since AirAsia’s a`count shown that it has made huge profit then AirAsia should be able to build the new LCCT.No more subsidy for AirAsia period.

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  28. Anonymous

    To: Skilgannon 1066I would like to first respond to issues raised by Skilgannon after which I am more than happy to be corrected / clarified by YB Wee:-1) It is not advisable to insist that YB explicit say certain things about the Minister of Transport. You want him to be unnecessarily sued for defamation. Let it take its course by the relevant govt agencies answering the queries raised by YB. That is only fair. 2) Yes, it is only natural for shareholders of airlines to have deep pockets. On the other hand, these airlines can also finance their expansion and operations via issuing bonds, commercial papers etc. But you need to convince bond subscribers and the like that your co is viable. You can’t do that if you fudge your accounts e.g. Air Asia.3) Whether it is open, closed, half open or half closed skies, you need to be financially viable -and this must be done in a transparent manner. MAS under Idris Jala is doing a better job at this than Tony’s Air Asia. The latter is full of hype and this isreflected in its ashare price (and it never goes up!)4) Air Asia’s debts to MAHB – you can go check Air Asia’s accounts. Even then, you cannot trust the accounts because it is fudged.5) Use of LCCT by other airlines – That is actually not the point. It just does not make economic sense to use taxpayers’ money to built the LCCT in the first place when KLIA is already under-utilised!6) Awarding of the construction of LCCT to Fajar. Of course it is a connected and convoluted arrangement. Let YB get his answers to the questions. Don’t jump the gun and try to throw cold water on his efforts. Let’s be fair to YB.7) Accounts of Air Asia – Inflated profits. It is obvious Skilgannon 1066 is ignorant of the scandals of Enron, Transmile etc, the role of auditors in it. The setting up of an Oversight Board for auditors attests to the confidence factor (or the lack of it) attributed to the auditors (in case you didn’t know, auditors need to be audited now!) Sigh!8) MAS has not benchmarked itself to other airlines because it is ot out of the woods yet. They are being realistic. This compares to another local airline gloating and cheering as though it is greater than thou! Sigh!

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  29. skilgannon1066

    anonymous 19:34Singapore Airlines calls Changi Airport “home”. Are you suggesting that the Spore govt built Changi Airport for the benefit of SIA?Ditto for Cathay Pacific Airways and Hong Kong’s Chek Lap Kok Airport.I made the point that Changi Airport’s Terminals 1 and 2 have spare capacity. Yet the Spore govt, through CAAS, thought it fit to build a dedicated Budget Terminal at Changi. Why do this?If you can answer that, you may just be able to fathom why MAHB decided to build the LCCT at KLIA.And I would be interested to know just how much MAS has received in govt subsidies to run the rural air services in Sabah and Sarawak from the time such services were introduced. And why was MAS unable to make a profit on the rural air services in spite of govt subsidies?To say that AirAsia should fund the construction of the new LCCT at KLIA is just as asinine as saying that Tiger Airways should fund the cost of building the Budget Terminal at Changi. Or that British Airways should have funded the building of the new Terminal 5 at Heathrow.Airports, unless they are built and financed by the private sector, are part of a country’s transport infrastructure that is the responsibility of the govt to provide and maintain. A simple enough concept, but apparently something that both you and Mr Wee seem to have difficulty in understanding.

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  30. Anonymous

    Let’s not kid ourselves lah. We are not in the league of Singapore or Hongkong in terms of through put passengers, connections etc etc. We have first class infrastructure but third class implementation.We cannot use foreign examples that are high in investors’ confidence and say that we in Malaysia (low in investors’ confidence) should do like-wise. It is intent lah. Come on lah Skilgannon. Get real.

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  31. Anonymous

    Friends,If anyone were to go to LCCT, the home of Air Asia according to Tony Fernades, would you believe that the whole LCCT complex worth RM108 million. I have my doubt. I think Skilgannong 1066 would definitely agree with the cost of RM108 million for the LCCT and then he will supports Badawi to built another LCCT costing a few more hundred million Ringgit. Thereafter, Malaysians will end paying more taxes to sponsor more LCCTs.

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  32. Anonymous

    Hello!LCCT cost RM108 million. You must be joking!!! Built with iron and steel structures and cost RM108 million. The Minister of Transport better visit LCCT. Then he can decide for himself whether LCCT worth RM108 million. No wonder foreigners call us the Bolehland!! Why is Tony Fernandes is so quiet after 8th March??? I wonder why? Perhaps Silkannong 1066 would know why? Perhaps Tony should start to do ceramah, like what he did for Sharizat in Lembah Pantai during the GE, to help Pak Lah to stay in power for the next 20 years so trhat this Bolehland can be more Boleh.

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  33. Anonymous

    Sorry folks! No more LCCT or subsidy of any nature. I do not want to pay taxes.If Skilganong 1066 want more LCCTs then he should pay taxes on our behalf. Enough of the LCCT. AirAsia should not burden Malaysians with more taxes. AirAsia should use the KLIA like any other airlines. AirAsia should compete with any other airlines including MAS like what a man would do. Air Asia should now show to the world that it is a Bolehairline and go back to KLIA to compete. After campaigning so hard for Sharizat during the GE and now with Sharizat’s holding good post in BN government, I am sure that all can only be well for Tony and AirAsia. Go back to KLIA – Long Live Air Asia!!!

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  34. Angel_X

    Yeah, hope that helps…. each article RM1 can liao…. hahaha just joking.hantam mereka kuat-kuat Mr Wee!

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  35. Anonymous

    Ask the Pak Lah and his Government: 1. why the government had to pay RM60 million subsidy in advance to Air Asia whereas the government paid MAS the subsidy at the end of the year.2. Why the maximum subsidy MAS received was RM14 million for any year for running the rural services for many years and AirAsia was awarded with RM60m before its propellers start to turn?3. What priority the government has when it took care of a private company at the expense of MAS, a government owned company with the rakyat money?No wonder the Rakyat had to pay more taxes!! I hope that Skilgannon 1066 is exempted from paying taxes like we we had to otherwise he or she won’t be talking like that. So Skilgannon, please tell us whether Singapore government was doing the same things to subsidise Tiger Air in such a manner. I rest my case for AirAsia!

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  36. Anonymous

    Skilgannon 1066 can have Air Asia, Tony Fernandes and more LCCT as long as I do not have to pay more taxes. No badlah! Before making its flight AirAisa sudah dapat all the subsidy of RM60 million in advance. What a good business proposition!with such support, I want to run another low cost airline. Pak Lah please help to also pay subsidy in advance.

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  37. tehsin mukhtar

    Air Asia is also holdings talks with Sarawak gomen to build LCCT in Kuching…wonder who is going to get that construction contract…berCahaya eh.. (Putih) Mata lah rakyat yang masih terpinggir kat Sarawak tuh…with no access to proper infra, schools, etc.YB…the homeless and those with mental problems need to be rounded up and taken care of…homeless and beggars need assistance…so many wandering mental cases kat wangsa maju…this one guy pushin pram daily pakai kain batik kat highway jelatek…another in keramat permai wanders for hours…i feel so tired looking at him…he must be exhausted meh…non-stop jalan dari pagi till malam…Yes, the issue of food prices must be handled in some manner pronto!…the rich umnocrats still fighting for position…have they come up with a plan for Malaysians before DISASTER hits? Rice shortage frm panic buying not too far off, I tell you…we are far from self sufficient…mee pun dah naik sampai 70sen…tepung 50 percent, beras almost 50 percent…I need my nasi YB…die man if tak kena nasi one day…heh heh…it’s a humanitarian crisis worldwide, people can’t even afford to eat meh in many countries…zimbabwe inflation sampai 100k percent..gila…and Mugabe still trying to regain power…talk some sense into the gomen, YB…go knock some bigheads together kat parliament before we have a crisis in Malaysia…we have taken for granted the ease with which we live and obtain foodstuff…and some big lessons are not too far off..it is matter of utmost urgency, YB….self sufficiency must be a priority…the agricultural industry must be revitalised…

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  38. skilgannon1066

    Mr WeeI have no particular axe to grind, either for AirAsia or against AirAsia. I just comment on the facts as I see them.In any case, here are 3 questions regarding AirAsia that you might want to ask the Transport Minister to answer:(1) WHY IS AIRASIA USING TERMINAL 1 AT CHANGI AIRPORT, INSTEAD OF CHANGI’S BUDGET TERMINAL, WHEN IT HAS MADE A BIG PLAY OF USING THE LCCT AT KLIA? HAS AIRASIA RECEIVED ANY CONCESSIONS, DISCOUNTS, SUBISIDIES OR REBATES FROM CAAS (THE OWNER OF CHANGI AIRPORT) TO USE TERMINAL 1 THERE? AND HOW IS AIRASIA’S DECISION TO USE CHANGI’S TERMINAL 1 IN KEEPING WITH THE AIRLINE’S EXPRESSED INTENTION TO KEEP OPERATING COSTS AS LOW AS POSSIBLE?(2) WILL THE COLLAPSE OF HONGKONG’S OASIS AIRLINES (A LOW-COST CARRIER THAT OPERATED LONG-HAUL ROUTES) HAVE ANY IMPLICATIONS FOR AIRASIA X, A UNIT OF AIRASIA? REPORTS HAVE SAID THAT OASIS AIRLINES WAS SCREWED BY RISING FUEL COSTS AND A DECISION TO BUY AIRCRAFT INSTEAD OF RENTINT THEM. A STATEMENT ATTRIBUTED TO RAYMOND AND PRISCILLA LEE, THE FOUNDERS OF OASIS AIRLINES, AS CARRIED BY AFP READ: “AS A NEWLY STARTED AIRLINE, WE HAVE FOUND IT NEXT TO IMPOSSIBLE TO OBTAIN A CREDIT FACILITY FROM FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS TO CARRY OUT FUEL-HEDGING PROGRAMMES. WE ONLY MANAGED TO HEDGE ONCE SUCCESSFULLY. AS OIL PRICES SHARPLY INCREASED, THE FUEL COSTS TOOK UP THE MAJORITY OF OUR BUDGET.”(3) WILL THE TRANSPORT MINISTER CONFIRM, ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNMENT, THAT THERE WILL BE NO BAIL-OUT OF AIRASIA OR AIRASIA X, USING PUBLIC FUNDS OR BY PROVIDING IMPLICIT OR EXPLICIT GUARANTEES TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, IN THE EVENT OF EITHER AIRLINE GOING OUT OF BUSINESS FOR WHATEVER REASON?That should be pretty comprehensive, yes?I call them as I see them. Fair and balanced.

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  39. Wee Choo Keong

    Skilgannon 1066, tehsin muhtar and other contributorsFirst and foremost, thank you so much for all your comments and they are all valuable to me. Skilgannon 1066, I am appreciative of your stand and your comments on AirAsia and other low cost carrier like Oasis. I am aware of the collapsed of Oasis. I shall bring your comments to the attention of the Minister of Transport, who is no longer Datuk Chan Kong Choy! I am very certain that all fair-minded Malaysians have had enough of bailed outs of well connected ailing companies or any company by BN government all this while. The reason being that it burdened the taxpayers like you and me.Another important point is that we must stop company from advertising cost of their product say at RM10-00 in the newspapers and when the actual transaction took place wither through the internet or elsewhere was much more than RM10-00 – may be RM100-00 or more This is most unacceptable and amounted to cheating the unsuspected public!I shall be bringing this matter to Parliament so that all advertised price for products in the newspapers must reflect the actual prices. It is my duty to prevent members of innocent public from being cheated directly or indirectly by such unfair advertisement.May I have your comments please. Once again thank all of you very much for your constructive engagements.

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  40. Wee Choo Keong

    Friends and KL residentsI am really sick and fed up with DBKL innate behaviour of not performing their statutory duties of providing an efficient social services for us all. I have to constantly doing the jobs for Datuk bandar Kuala Lumpur and his staff. They received all the big fat salary for doing nothing. Gaji buta period.DBKL is a sorry state of affairs. I am restricted to only 10 oral questions and 5 written questions for parliament otherwise I can ask DBKL more penetrative questions. MP in WP are bogged down by DBKL inefficiencies and the tidak apa attitude of the top management including the Datuk Bandar Kuala Lumpur.What do you think if we put the QUESTION OF THE WEEK ABOUT DBKL?

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  41. Anonymous

    Very good questions. Make sure that Pak Lah cannot hide anything. Pak Lah is just an idiot trying to save this lame duck from being thrown out office.Good luck and good nite.

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  42. Shah

    Thank God we now have a YB who uses his head and all his experiences to help us. The Parliamentary questions posted here are great. Now we will wait for the answers if and when they come.Mr. Wee…One more question for the sleepy head…When will the laws be amended so that local elections can be held for the posts of municipal councilors and the mayor of KL.Great work YB Wee..keep it up.God bless all

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