The missing in action “Tourist” Minister!

Update:  03-11-2010 Translation into Mandarin is at the bottom. Thank you Sem for translating this posting – Tsieh Tsieh.

Last evening at about 8:30 pm, the “Tourist”  Minister, YB Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen was not present in Parliament to answer questions here on her “holiday trips” to 21 countries and 61 cities throughout her tenure as Minister of Tourism since 4th April 2009 and Homestay Programe. She has spent public fund totaling RM3.2 million for the “holiday trips”.  She left it to the Deputy Minister, YB Datuk Dawos to face the music on her behalf.

The Deputy Minister was unable to answer many questions except to defend the indensible. I have asked several questions and received no satisfactory answers and they were as follows:

1.  the RM3 million donation to the Shoe Makers Association by the Ministry to sponsor the Shoes Festival in PWTC KL in March/April 2010?

2.  the damning report by the Auditor General regarding Homestay Programe where upgrading works of the houses were not carried out according to specifications with no supervision at all and issuance of Certificate of Registration for participants for such programe without proper check and control;

3.  what are the benefits/results of the “Tourist” Minister’s “holidays trips” with her husband to the 21 countries that caused the nation RM3.2 millions;

4, the total cost of the Malaysian Pavilion in Shanghai Expo which has escalated to about RM45 million and the poor reception from the poor reception.

YB Anthony Loke, MP for Rasah, who has visited the Malaysian Pavilion was disgusted with the Malaysian Pavilion where the leaflets were printed with numerous mistakes like “We incite you to visit Malaysian Pavilion”.  The poor Deputy Minister had to defend the mistake by saying the “incite” was the right word to use under the circumstances i.e. to to make visitors to the expo to come to visit our Malaysian Pavilion. What a poor try! May be he was instructed by the “Tourist” Minister to defend her.

If the “Tourist” Minister thought that she could get away by missing in action then she is up for surprises next week.   During the Committee Stage of the Budget Debate I shall pursue the above and I am sure my fellow MP, YB Anthony Loke, and others will also do so.

‘旅客’部长的失踪!
昨天晚上大约八点三十分,‘旅客’部长拿督斯里黄燕燕并没有出现在国会以解释关于其自二零零九年四月四号担任旅游部长所推行的民宿计划时,为何飞往二十一个国家六十一个城市‘度假’。她共花费了三百二十万令吉‘度假’。她把这个任务留给了副部长拿督达瓦斯,让他代替自己面对质问。
副部长无法回答许多问题。我问了一些问题却都没有收到满意的答复,问题如下:
1. 该部捐了三百万令吉给制鞋公会是为了赞助2010年3月/4月在吉隆坡太子世界贸易中心鞋子嘉年华?
2. 由审计局的确凿报告指出民宿计划中房子的升级工作是在没有任何监督下进行,而且注册证明书的颁发也没有经过正确的审查及控制
3. ‘旅客’部长花费3百20万在21国的‘度假’有什么成绩/利益?
4. 耗资4千5百万的上海世博会大马馆却没有收到大效用及利益。
拉萨国会议员安东尼洛克在拜访大马馆后觉得很反感,因为大马馆所派的传单上有许多错误,例如,‘我们煽动您驾临大马馆’。可怜的副部长被迫反驳说‘煽动’这个字用在那时是对的,例如这是为了让世博会的旅客参观大马馆。这真是可悲的举动。可能他是受了‘旅客’部长的指示来帮她辩护。
如果‘旅客’部长以为她闹失踪就可以了事那么下星期她会非常惊讶。在预算辩论时的委員會審議階段我会继续追究以上事项,而且我很肯定资深国会议员,安东尼洛克和其他人也会这么做。

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9 thoughts on “The missing in action “Tourist” Minister!

  1. md. othman

    YB,

    We support you in your course of action in line of duty to the public. Please probe into the nonsensical attitude of ‘Yes Minister’ syndrome and bud-grafting of the peoples budget.

    We are as fed up as the monkey who did not get the ministerial post!

    Sure, they are hot! Put them there, we’ll barbecued them!

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  2. Syed Akbar Ali

    YB,

    Good job. I just found out this morning from a newspaper Editor that the Deputy Minister of Information Gandum hinted that the Minister Rais Yatim is too chicken to attend Parliament. He does not want to answer all those questions you are asking. So he delegated his Deputy Gandum to answer for him in Parliament while he conveniently chickened out.

    Now the Minister of Tourism is also chickening out from appearing in Parliament. So the Deputy Datuk Dawos has to answer your questions.

    Bro, maybe when your written question about Khazanah Nasional’s spending on consultant’s fees comes up in Parliament soon, the Minister of Finance will also chicken out? Maybe he will ask the Deputy Min of Finance to answer for him?

    No one incites their guests to come into their homes. We invite people. Ng Yen Yen should just have acknowledged the mistake and moved on. Itu pun mahu cakap bohong.

    She visited 21 countries and 61 cities with her husband on taxpayer’s money. It was a paid junkie trip. No simpler reason than that.

    Bro, the PM is sleeping on the job again. It is almost as if they have a deathwish – kick me out of power. What is wrong with these people?

    Syed Akbar Ali

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  3. Sem

    ‘旅客’部长的失踪!
    昨天晚上大约八点三十分,‘旅客’部长拿督斯里黄燕燕并没有出现在国会以解释关于其自二零零九年四月四号担任旅游部长所推行的民宿计划时,为何飞往二十一个国家六十一个城市‘度假’。她共花费了三百二十万令吉‘度假’。她把这个任务留给了副部长拿督达瓦斯,让他代替自己面对质问。
    副部长无法回答许多问题。我问了一些问题却都没有收到满意的答复,问题如下:
    1. 该部捐了三百万令吉给制鞋公会是为了赞助2010年3月/4月在吉隆坡太子世界贸易中心鞋子嘉年华?
    2. 由审计局的确凿报告指出民宿计划中房子的升级工作是在没有任何监督下进行,而且注册证明书的颁发也没有经过正确的审查及控制
    3. ‘旅客’部长花费3百20万在21国的‘度假’有什么成绩/利益?
    4. 耗资4千5百万的上海世博会大马馆却没有收到大效用及利益。
    拉萨国会议员安东尼洛克在拜访大马馆后觉得很反感,因为大马馆所派的传单上有许多错误,例如,‘我们煽动您驾临大马馆’。可怜的副部长被迫反驳说‘煽动’这个字用在那时是对的,例如这是为了让世博会的旅客参观大马馆。这真是可悲的举动。可能他是受了‘旅客’部长的指示来帮她辩护。
    如果‘旅客’部长以为她闹失踪就可以了事那么下星期她会非常惊讶。在预算辩论时的委員會審議階段我会继续追究以上事项,而且我很肯定资深国会议员,安东尼洛克和其他人也会这么做。

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  4. Prem

    why was there a necessity to give a donation (or whatever name you want o put it) to Shoe Makers Association in Malaysia? RM3 million is a lot of money. RM3 million can help many household.

    RM3.35 million for traveling expenses. It is criminal, Ng Yen Yen. You should be sacked immediately. You are inciting Malaysians to hate you.

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  5. Thumbs up and downs

    If I am Minister of Tourism , I will also spend on oversea trips . Only that I won’t spend like Tourist” Minister, YMelancong Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen . I will officially ask a budget for oversea trip and let the public know example I think it is reasonable if I spend with my girlfriend or else between 2-3 personal trips with total cost less than RM 100,000.00 taxpayer money while other official trips less than RM 400,000 ( with details of spending ) .

    Anyway the Dewan Rakyat has allowed an emergency motion to debate on the recent bus accident in Genting Sempah, which claimed seven lives and left 39 injured.

    Deputy Speaker Datuk Ronald Kiandee said he was satisfied that the motion filed by Er Teck Hwa (DAP-Bakri) fulfilled the criteria set for the emergency motion.

    “The matter is a specific issue of public interest and urgent,” he said Wednesday when allowing Er’s application.
    Thumbs up

    Er also proposed a Royal Commission be set up to investigate the two road accidents .
    Thumbs down
    This one I not agree ,
    whatever happen already happen , why dont focus on steps to prevent it happen again

    This is DAP style . No Royal Commision for Sand Scandal ?????

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  6. MACC-Lenggeng ADUN

    Lenggeng assemblyman Mustafa Salim has been ordered to enter his defence over three counts of allegedly soliciting and accepting bribes two years ago.

    High Court judicial commissioner Ahmad Nasfy Yasin said the prosecution had established a prima facie case
    against the first-term Barisan Nasional assemblyman.

    Mustafa was accused of soliciting and receiving the bribes as an inducement to issue a supporting letter for
    contractor M. Manimaran, 37, to obtain a permit to sell sand.

    He was alleged to have:
    – solicited RM3,000 from Manimaran through a middleman Mustafa Pendek, 58, at Lot 1321, Mukim Pantai here at 11am on Aug 28, 2008,
    – solicited RM2,000 from Manimaran at the state Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office in Jalan Dato Kelana Makmur on Aug 30, 2008, and,
    – accepted RM2,000 from Manimaran at Restoran Jabrin Maju at 17, Jalan Bunga Raya 2/1, Taman Bunga Raya 2, Mantin at 5pm on Aug 31, 2008.

    Mustafa, who is also a member of the Seremban Umno division, was charged under Section 10(a)(aa) of the
    Anti-Corruption Act 1997 which was punishable under Section 16 of the same Act.

    If found guilty, he can be jailed between 14 days and 20 years and fined five times the
    bribe amount or a minimum of RM10,000 or both.

    Ronnie Liu pun issue at least 5 support letter , if MACC
    charge him , hayah DAP will say MACC as BN tool to topple
    Selangor Government

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  7. Tour Guide

    If Tourism Malaysia director-general Datuk Mirza Mohammad Taiyab can be charged by the Sessions Court for accepting dental treatment worth RM13,860 without consideration, then what about Ng Yen Yen spending excessively taxpayer’s money like nobody’s business? Niamah!

    Yup, i totally agree with SAA, the PM is sleeping on the job again. Didn’t expect Pak Lah’s sleeping syndrome is very contagious, indeed!

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  8. Confuseus

    Bro Wee and Syed, keep the hammering. Do not expect these ministers to do anything right … they are in very deep shit. .. macam kerbau main lumpur… or maybe they are kerbau in human form. Bloggers and Independent MPs must unite and kick these Federal and State Executives out. Confuseus would like to volunteer in kicking these human kerbau butts. ARGGHHHH!!!

    Reply

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