Parliamentary Questions for second sitting of parliament

Time to submit parliamentary questions, again!

Not ever wanting to be one of those ‘caught’ by blogger I am a Malaysian for “gross dereliction of duty” for not submitting parliamentary questions ;-) I wish to invite Wangsa Maju-ians to submit questions to me that you wish me to bring up in parliament for the second sitting in 2008, which will be from 23 June to 15 July.

This is what I would call participative democracy on your part and, through me, it is almost as if you are the member of parliament performing your duty for the rakyat, Agong and country.

I will not guarantee that all questions submitted to me will be taken up but at least, if they cover relevant and meaningful issues, perhaps they can be catalysts for new questions to emerge.

I am only allowed to submit 10 oral and 5 written questions. The deadline for submission is 2 June which effectively gives me only 4 days to collate and shortlist them.

So fire away and leave your questions in the comment section. It would be preferable if you do not submit your question or questions as an ‘Anonymous‘ person but provide a nick at the end of the comment like “Malaysian patriot,” “Concerned rakyat” or something like that. It helps to put a ‘face’ to the question submitted.

Thank you.

Wee Choo Keong
MP for Wangsa Maju

– Terjemahan oleh Lee Wee Tak – Ucapan ribuan terima kasih dari Wee Choo Keong –

Soalan-soalan untuk sidang parlimen kedua

Masa untuk ungkitkan soalan parlimen lagi!

Saya tidak mahu menjadi salah seorang yang ‘ditangkap’ oleh blogger I am a Malaysian kerana lalai dalam tugas saya tidak mengutarakan soalan-soalan yang anda semua mahu saya kemukakan di sidang parlimen kedua yang akan berlangsung daripada 23 Jun hingga 15 Julai.

Ini adalah apa yang saya sebut sebagai demokrasi penglibatan di mana anda semua, menerusi saya, seolah melaksanakan tugas sebagai wakil rakyat untuk rakyat, DYMM Dipertuan Agong dan negara.

Saya tidak boleh jamin semua soalan dihantar kepada saya akan dipilih tetapi jika soalan-soalan anda melibatkan isu-isu yang relevan dan bermakna, ia boleh mencetuskan soalan-soalan baru.

Saya hanya dibenarkan kemukakan 10 soalan lisan dan 5 soalan bertulis. Tarikh muktamad adalah 2 Jun dan ini bermakna saya hanya ada 4 hari untuk mengumpul dan memilih soalan.

Oleh itu, tinggalkan soalan-soalan anda di ruangan ulasan (komen). Lebih baik anda tidak meninggalkan soalan-soalan anda sebagai ‘Anonymous(orang tidak dinamakan) tetapi bagilah satu nama timangan di akhir soalan seperti “Patriot negara,” “Rakyat yang ambil berat” dan sebagainya kerana ini memberi suatu identity pada soalan anda.

Terima kasih.

Wee Choo Keong
Ahli Parlimen, Wangsa Maju

– 翻译员:cc liew, Wee Choo Keong 致于万二分谢意

又到了提交国会问答环节的问题提交的时候了!

为了不想被一些部落客「抓」到,免得像【I am a Malaysian】部落客所叙述的那样,说我「亵职」,没有提呈国会问答环节的问题;-)我希望邀请旺沙玛朱居民把您的疑问提交给我,让我把您的问题提 交到2008年第二次国会问答环节中去,这次的问答环节将会由6月23日开始直到7月15日。

我称这个为您的「民主参与」,通过我,您可以把自己当成是一名国会议员,为人民、最高元首和国家履行您的义务。

我将无法保证你们提呈的所有问题都能够带到国会中去,可是在最低程度,如果这些问题涵盖了相关和富有意义的内容的话,也学他们能够把这些都加以归类,以便结合起来成为新的问题。

我只被允许提交10项口头问题和5项书面问题。问题提呈的截止日期是6月2日,也就是说我必须充分的利用仅有的四天时间把问题进行对照和简化。

因此,请开炮吧!把你们的问题留下意见区下,如果能够的话请不要使用匿名提交您的问题,请在您的意见中使用昵称,比方说「大马爱国者」、「关心大马」或是类似的昵称,如果能够在提交问题的时候提供一张「大头照」那再好不过。

感激您!

旺沙玛朱区
黄朱强国会议员

19 comments

  1. Daripada insiden di Desa Setapak baru-baru ini dan Restoran “Bobo” di Jalan Genting Kelang tahun lalu, adakah DBKL mengambil tindakan ke atas semua penjaja secara adil tanpa mengira kaum? RegardsLee Wee TakBackgroundRecently, I think it was in 2007, around 100 DBKL staff smashed the hawkers’ stalls at Restoran Bobo, located in front of Genting Court condo along Jalan Genting Kelang. The Malay hawkers that came out at night and took over the vast car park were left untouched whereas the affected hawkers hardly take up any parking space at all and I believe some of them are partially inside the premises.Nowadays, every morning 7am onwards till evening, a lot of Malay hawkers sell breakfast at Melati LRT station and is DBKL going to do anything?

  2. Question.What changes would be need in our laws to allow for the first elected DBKL ?Question.Who is authorizing the budget of DBKL ? How are they accountable for the use of their funds ?

  3. Saya telah dirompak dan dipukul tahun lalu di wangsa maju. Apabila saya report dekat wangsa maju polis station di section 1, mereka nampaknya tidak boleh tolong apa-apa, mereka hendak saya pergi sentul cari satu inspektor, tapi masa itu saya telah kena ‘trauma’ teruk dan tidak ada se sen pun dalam poket saya, macam mana saya nak pergi? Polis di Wangsa Maju tidak boleh tolong apa-apa dalam inciden kecemasan sperti itu. Semua kes-kes yang direport di wangsa maju tiada gunanya, semua mangsa harus sekali lagi pergi ke sentul untuk cari inspektor disana.Soalan saya: Wangsa Maju hari ini bukan lagi Wangsa Maju seperti 15 tahun lalu yang populationnya yang tidak padat, dan kes-kes polis semua dibawah kawalan Sentul, Wangsa Maju hari ini penduduknya begitu padat dan kes-kes jenayah yang begitu banyak dan polis station masih lagi sama dengan bepuluh-puluh tahun dahulu dan masih dibawah kawalan Sentul, adakah ini boleh mengurangkan jenayah-jenayah? Adakah inspektor-inspektor yang jauh-jauh di Sentul boleh tolong hapuskan jenayah di Wangsa Maju? Tidak bolehkah kes-kes yang berlaku di Wangsa Maju diselesaikan di Wangsa Maju?Saya telah pun pergi Sentul dengan memangil abang saya ambil emergency leave sebelum saya pergi ke hospital, sebab polis di Wangsa Maju cakap jangan bagi inspektor tunggu. Bila saya sampai sana, tunggu inspektor itu sebentar dan dipanggil masuk, inspektor itu HANYA tanya beberapa soalan dan ‘key in’ informasi dalam computer, selesai procedur. Tidak bolehkah ini dibuat di balai polis Wangsa Maju? Apa ‘function’nya balai polis Wangsa Maju kalau semua kena pergi Sentul? Polis tidak boleh tolong bila bantuan dikehendaki, apa gunanya ada polis di situ?Wangsa Maju sekarang cukup besar untuk jadi satu zon polis, Sentul tidak boleh dan tidak upaya untuk jaga Wangsa Maju lagi.Terima Kasih kerana membaca.Regards,Wangsa Maju Boy

  4. lee wee tak & cc liewThank you so much for the translation works. I do appreciate your help. cc liew: I have not receivedf your email because there were problems with my yahoo account. Please send your questions or copmments to: weeck@streamyx.comThank you.

  5. wangsa maju boyThank you so much for your comments.From my undertanding, all the Investigation Officers are station in the police district office. In Wangsa Maju case, it is Sentul police station. This is the system.

  6. Dear YB Wee,As per your previous comment,Under the current system, “all the Investigation Officers are station in the police district office. In Wangsa Maju case, it is Sentul police station.”Thus, then the question is, if the current system is totally ineffective and make the Wangsa Maju police station as good as useless in some sense. Shouldn’t be the system be corrected?Although i understand that it might not be under your juridiction to change such system, but you should be able to bring it to the attentioin of the parliment and get the relevant authority take on this issue as it is truely a core issue that affected the people.Thanks.Regards,Poh Soon(Not from Wangsa Maju but believe such issue if solved will benefited not just the rakyat from Wangsa Maju).

  7. Dear Poh SoonThank you for your comment.I do appreciate your view nad it is noted. I shall definitely bring this to the attention of the Minister of Home Affairs.The police force should be people friendly. Good nite. Got to catch some sleep now.

  8. my pleasure, YB.Good god, you work until almost 3am …. this is great sacrifice.food for angsa maju, bad for your health.take careRegardsWee Tak

  9. YB Wee,请你提问政府是否有意开发生物气体(Bio-Methane)的研究及生产工作来补给日益起价的能源。我国应该拥有足够的条件来开发。生物气体也是一种便宜的燃料也比石油干净得多。如果能够大量生产,我国能成为methane出口国.

  10. 1. Steps to be taken to clean up the jucidiary after Lingam2. Plans on how to curb the rising cases of crimes, esp in urban area. I dont think I want to ask about facts, cos I want to see solutions by the government.

  11. Dear YB Wee, I can see that you had been working hard. Its nice to see that you had been replying the posting done in your blog. It is also a fact that your blog are always updated in promtu. Keep up the good work! I can see hope in Malaysia if we can have more MP as deligent as you are. However, do take care of your health too, as you will need a lot of energy to carry out your work.Regards,Poh Soon

  12. Should the government reform the police force given it is corrupted, inefficient and behaving like samseng? Moreover the police is not preventing or solving crimes but commiting crimes blatantly.Law-abidding citizen.

  13. Dear YB Bro Choo Keong;Tourism Malaysia spent millions of dollars in Advertising & Promotion activities yearly to promote tourism.But Tourists & Malaysians are rampantly robbed. What is the allocation for reduction in crimes ( security ) Vs ADEX ( Advertising Dollars Spent ) & can Tourism Ministry aggregate funds to upgrade Security of the Nation?I have highlighted this to the Commission during the initial setup of the Royal Commission for Police but no action was taken as a few of my foreign friends were targeted.Eg.It is only in Bolehland that KLIA can have a BROAD DAY LIGHT robbery amounting to 3 over million dollars.This was coupled with major thefts in KLIA Cargo area until many companies have stopped using KLIA as Cargo transit area. Can MAB provide statistics & prevention on Cargo thefts measures taken? In major Airports whether in Korea, Singapore or Hong Kong you will notice the presence of Military at airports or even in the streets on patrol. Why can’t we utilize the military at strategic tourists places to enhance security of the people? E,g Wardieburn camp is just next to TAR College yet we have murders taken place just across the street. Can’t Military patrol the streets if Police is inadequate? Anyway they are paid by tax payers as well.When this was brought up to the previous Commission they claimed that people will be frighten off by the sight of Military. Again, if anyone of us have been robbed before we will never traveled to that country again and will spread the word of high incidence of thefts by word of mouths. It is easy to get a customer but to loose one will have a multiplying effect on the rest.Incidentally the statistics of incoming tourists in the country should be checked as an official mentioned that anyone traveling into the country will be captured as tourists. It is no wonder that we can easily achieved our targets set. What methodology is used to derived the figures for arrival of tourists?Come June or Summer Holidays we will always get comments from Arabs friends on holidays being robbed or targeted. Are there any statistics compiled?Is Tourism Ministry working with foreign Diplomats in promoting Tourism?In the few instances of Major Functions by Foreign Diplomats even in the recent Arab League Day I did not noticed any presence of Tourism Ministry.What are the major steps taken to introduce Malaysia to the targeted market?This is a Good Market Window for PR Government because the Tourism Ministry is so aloof that they seemed to be of higher status than the foreign emissaries.We organize tourism events just for the sake of organizing & like the recent Parliament sitting Intangible benefits were cited as claimed by Ministry that millions have watched our Monsoon Cup & Le Tour de Langkawi. If so what Methodology is used to measure the ratings? Advertising is a paid commercial & there are various statistical analysis used to measure the benefits . Are there any Research done to back these figures?We should NOT let Minister run away by giving LAME Excuses as we derived INTANGIBLE BENEFITS when we spent millions of dollars.Eg. In the recent Mihas Exhibition, how much was spent and how much actual contracts signed?Based on my little analysis with Foreign friends they were actually disappointed that MIHAS is actually a Halal Gimmick designed to lure them over. Malaysia only showcase over hundreds on generic Tongkat Ali in the disguise of Coffee with Oomp! Of course some funny Cosmetics & chips! Who is actually moderating & checking on allocation of such inferior products being manufactured & displayed?How is Malaysia going to compete with India or China for Islamic market?Yes it is in the region of Billions for Muslim market? But with just Tongkat Ali Coffee, banana fritters and bogus cosmetics will the Muslims market be truly fascinated.YB let me have your thoughts & we will unravel all these unwanted policies. Sorry my MIND IS equally corrupted or messed up these days.Adios

  14. Q1: What is the current government’s plan when our oil wells dry up? Will we be fully importing fuel from the Saudi and pay top dollar from them? Q2. Will the independent power producer still be enjoying subsidised LNG? Q3. 2 Offshore Patrol Vessels have been completed and delivered to our Navy and they are manufactured in Germany. How many more is the government intend to buy, at what price? Is it true that the government intends to build the vessels locally instead of buying direct from Germany? And, is it true that the cost will be far cheaper and faster if we get them direct from the German manufacturer?Issue about the government’s ‘opinion’ or ‘advice’ such as the one given to the SPR on indellible ink.Q- When the cabinet issued to SPR its ‘opinion’, in what form are they given? Verbally or written? Is it really PR is not obliged to follow such ‘opinion’. [my comment – perhaps this one is not really meant to be a parliamentary question but as I have not been reading enough, I just like to know the answer. – The little janggut man-

  15. YB Wee,For your info, i would rather bringing the issue regarding mat rempit that are so rampant in wangsa maju especially at night.It caused a lot of public nuisance and create havoc for the residents here for those who are working and studying. This situation have had happened around for couple of years but there is still no authorities by the respective police force that this thing would not be happenedAs you know, this mat rempit really create a lot of problems from snatch theft,robbery,murdered just to name a few. This really caused worries not only in Wangsa Maju but the whole country. Try to imagine if your wife or children being raped,etc leaving in this trauma incidents, it is just like the whole world are going to collapse.I would like to appreciate YB if you can bring this matters to Parliament to enforce the so-called “integrity” PDRM force to patrol frequently in wangsa maju everyday.Hope the police present would minimise the crime rate.at least do something for the tax payers la.We dont hope much from the government BUT just want to ENSURE that every citizen leaving in Malaysia at least would be safe and enjoy going out without fear of being robbed. Please la YB Wee, we don’t have any channel to lean on except you.You also must be familiar about the crime rate that keep on increasing in this place. Hope you can bring a good change in the police force. THANKSRegards,Sang Pelanduk

  16. Sang PelandukPlease rest assured that I have brought up in Parliament on many occasions with regards to the increased in crime rate in Wangsa Maju and elsewhere.Bro, I do share your views on crime rate in Wangsa Maju. Please trust me that I will constantly be speaking up in Parliament regarding increased crime rate.Thank you.

  17. Sorry being so late. Pretty tied up with life lately. At least I stayed up late to provide a question ya- has the impact on tourism been considered before implementing the petrol ban on foreign cars.I have done research & number crunching on these facts:Singaporean and Thai tourist arrivals to Malaysia make up about 50% (10.5 million) and 8% (1.6million) of total tourist arrivals in 2007 (source: Malaysia Tourism Board). Average tourist spending in Malaysia was slightly above RM2,000 per tourist in 2007. Average spending per tourist per night was slightly above RM300 in 2007. Given the short distance between Singapore and Johor, the obvious logical choice for Singaporeans is to drive-in rather than to fly into Malaysia. Whilst Thai tourists fly and drive to Malaysia in an equal ratio, about over 95% of Singaporeans drive across the Causeway. With the ban, Singaporeans, the biggest market segment of tourist arrivals, cannot drive in Malaysia any more. I hope the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry and Ministry of Tourism (by consultation) has studied the impact on Malaysian tourism before banning petrol sales to this market segment.

  18. I would like to know why the federal government is not promoting family planning among the poor in Malaysia. Watch TV3’s Bersamamu.I think it is very irresponsible for couples to have many children when they can barely feed and care for themselves.

  19. I know I am very late with my question but I would like to know what is the first impression that comes to mind when we mention about our taxis ? Yes, from the man behind the wheel to the condition of his vehicle to the simple manners he should adhere, we score zero in most cases ! Most of these taxis are big time cheats and they are the bosses to their passengers. For instance the taxis we hail from the Wangsa Maju station. Sad to say these taxis are so unkept, the seats are dirty and condition of the taxi is unacceptable. One can experience all sorts of odor from inside the taxi. It is so disgusting and sad to note that these drivers have such low enthusiastic in doing their job right as they always focused the “tidak apa” way of life. If we compare to the taxis from our neighboring country, we are at total shame to give face to our tourists.I also note our taxi men playing the channels of the radio to their whim & fancy. Isn’t there a guide line in this case ?. Just to quote a few examples.. the Indian taxis will have their tamil channel playing aloud without any care for the people sitting behind. Our Malay taxi men will be playing the Quaran channels and at the same time, all the reason why they should pray 5x a day. Where as our Chinese taxi men will be on their entertainment channel full blast. Why oh why..? If I am not mistaken, in other countries they are only allowed to play soothing music without any lyrics otherwise, it is total silence when their taxi is occupied. Don’t we have that rule here oh JPJ people ?In the most recent case, a taxi man cheated a under cover JPJ officer !! For a 6km ride from a hotel in Sentul to JPJ Wangsa Maju, the JPJ officer was charged RM50.00. Wauu… I was jumping for joy and praising the JPJ for doing such a wonderful job. Please continue your rounds to catch these errant drivers in the name of our wonderful country called Malaysia.Lastly, YB Wee, thank you for this blog. So, can we do something to improve our taxis is my question ? Thank you for being a people friendly MP to us. From : Yellow Rose of Texas

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