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Soalan-soalan lisan di Persidangan Dewan Negeri Johor

7 Sept 2017, Soalan B51

Sila nyatakan jumlah jam pemberhentian operasi serta faktor pencemaran yang menyebabkan gangguan operasi setiap looi rawatan air bagi tahun 2014,2015,2016 dan 2017 serta langkah-langkah untuk mengatasi masalah tersebut

Jawapan: Soalan tentang Alam Sekitar

24 April 2016, Soalan 10

Apakah rancangan kerajaan untuk memulih semula alam sekitar kawasan tadahan air yang dikelilingi aktiviti pertanian?

Jawapan: Soalan tentang Alam Sekitar (1)

14 Mei 2015, Soalan 24 

Sila nyatakan peraturan serta syarat-syarat yang perlu dipatuhi oleh pengusaha pirolisis (pyrolysis) minyak tayar terpakai agar kualiti alam sekitar tidak terjejas.

Jawapan: Soalan tentang Alam Sekitar (2) Soalan tentang Alam Sekitar (3)

10 Mei 2015, Soalan 15 

Sila nyatakan bilangan tayar terpakai di hasil setiap hari serta bilangan kilang pengusaha pirolisis (pyrolysis) minyak tayar terpakai menurut daerah serta kapasiti.

Jawapan: Soalan tentang Alam Sekitar (4)

20 November 2014, Soalan B95

Sila nyatakan bilangan kes kilang haram yang telah diselesaikan di bawah Program Pemulihan industri setiap tahun dari hingga 2008 hingga 2014 mengiikut pecahan PBT masing-masing.

Jawapan: Soalan tentang Alam Sekitar (5)

20 Ogos 2013, Soalan 29 

Sila nyatakan jumlah kilang kitar semula di seluruh negeri mengikut daerah serta syarat atau undang-undang yang perlu dipatuhi oleh kilang tersebut agar kualiti alam sekitar sekeliling tidak akan terjejas.

Jawapan: Soalan tentang Alam Sekitar (6)

11 November 2013, Soalan A68 

Selain daripada empat (4) stesen pengawasan kualiti udara sedia ada, sila senaraikan stesen-stesen akan ditubuhkan dalam daerah lain serta kos pembinaan stesen tersebut mengikut daerah?

Jawapan: Soalan tentang Alam Sekitar (7)

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Liang Teck Meng should resign as SPAN chairman since he cannot act professionally in handling water governance issue

The latest reply made by Liang Teck Meng in his capacity as Chairman of SPAN (National Water Service Commission) exposed how shallow and unprofessional he is when it comes to handling water governance issue.

Liang clearly abused his power when he rejected the request by the Penang state government to impose a water conservation surcharge for domestic user who used more than 35,000 litres a month to prevent water wastage.

Water conservation surcharge is a mechanism to control water wastage. As a responsible national water regulating body, surely SPAN must agree to such strategy. Yet, Liang preferred to play politics and act irresponsibly.

We must not forget that today, Penang has the lowest water rate in the whole of Malaysia, at RM0.22 per 1000 litres for the first 20,000 litres.

Compare this to Johor where SAJ (Syarikat Air Johor) owned by the Johor state government, charges RM0.80 per 1000 litres for the first 20,000 litres. In other words, Johor water rate is FOUR times higher than Penang.

Johor water rate is also the highest in Malaysia.

I think Liang Teck Meng should first reflect on the plight of Johoreans before he plays politics with the Penang state government:

Did Liang Teck Meng ask the Johor state government to seek permission and consult Johoreans whether we are “ok” to pay the most expensive water rate in the whole country?

In February this year, SAJ increased the amount of deposit required to be paid by consumers.

Did Liang Teck Meng ask Johor state government to seek permission and consult Johoreans whether we are “ok” with the deposit increase?

In June 2017, 150,000 consumers in Liang Teck Meng’s constituency, Simpang Renggam, faced water disruption for few weeks when water source was polluted by leachate from Simpang Renggam dumpsite.

Did Liang Teck Meng ask Johor state government to seek permission and consult Johoreans and his voters in Simpang Renggam if we are “ok” with drinking garbage water?

The answer is clear: No, no, no.

Liang Teck Meng is incompetent to solve water issues in Johor and the rest of Malaysia and yet he is trying to be a hero playing politics with the Penang state government which has been acknowledged as one of the best water management bodies in the country.

Liang is unfit to be SPAN Chairman because he is unprofessional, irresponsible, and incompetent. He should therefore resign or be terminated.

 

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With less senior leaders backing him, Najib depends on spin doctors

Many UMNO-BN leaders are staying away from Prime Minister Najib Razak. So, he has to depend on paid bloggers and spin doctors who are good at lying and spreading fake news. One such species is called “Lim Sian See” aka Eric See-To. It seems that people like Lim Sian See is running the government for scandal-ridden Najib. I wonder if UMNO grassroots knew this.

In the case of DAP elections of 2012 and the re-election of 2013, pro-UMNO bloggers first claimed that DAP did not use the original delegate list. Then, they claimed that we did not serve notice 10 weeks in advance. 

Not to be outdone, Lim Sian See posted today on why DAP should have a “fresh re-election”. He claimed that it was because the notice was not sent to delegates 10 weeks in advance before the re-election on September 29, 2013. This smart aleck who couldn’t differentiate between DAP’s ordinary congress and special congress thought he was very smart by citing a clause from the DAP constitution for the ordinary National Congress.

If he seriously has the brain, he would know that the September 29, 2013 re-election was a “special congress” just to have THE re-election! Hence, the notice needed only 7 days in advance to delegates. In fact we gave more than 21 days before the special congress. Oh, the liar can’t even lie properly.

So what’s with all the lies? Simple. Najib and his spin-doctor are trying very hard to stop DAP from contesting the coming general election. Why? Because Najib is not confident that UMNO-BN will win. He is scared to see DAP working together with PKR, Amanah, Bersatu, and of course Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

So, whether DAP sent out a 10-week notice or 3-week notice; whether DAP sent out notices to 2,576 delegates; Najib’s spin doctors will always create new lies. When they have no facts and truth to be based on, they will continue to lie.

Why did the spin doctors lie? Because they get paid handsomely; that’s what they are – nothing more than “pemakan dedak”.

So, don’t be surprised if the RoS might pick Lim Sian See’s latest line and lie to put further pressure on DAP. Just wait and see.

For us, with the people’s support, we will continue our best to fight for a better Malaysia.

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Joint Statement by Johor DAP State Assemblymen on 16th June 2017 (Friday):

 

Road users’ interest should be safeguarded and prioritised by government while two expressway concessionaires in Johor are facing bankruptcy.

The news that two highway concessionaires in Johor may go bankrupt caught most Malaysians by surprise. It is common knowledge that highway concessionaire in Malaysia is a lucrative business. Usually, the agreement is such that a concessionaire is guaranteed profit at a great cost to taxpayers.

Therefore, it is surprising for Malaysians to find out that the Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway (EDL) and Senai-Desaru Highway concessionaires are now asking for government bailout. Although Work Minister Fadillah Yusoff has yet to confirm if government will bail them out, we want to remind the federal government that the interest of the rakyat should always be top priority.

On paper, these two concessionaires have been branded as Public-Private Partnership projects. However, nothing can be further from the truth. The share ownership of the concessionaires revealed that these are actually government-linked corporations (GLCs) masquerading as private sector. Essentially, these are Public-Public Partnership projects.

For the Senai-Desaru Highway, YPJ Holdings Sdn. Bhd. which is fully-owned by the Johor state government controls 30% of the stake in concessionaire.

 

In the case of EDL, the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) is the biggest shareholder of MRCB, the concessionaire of EDL.

If these are Public-Private Partnership projects as stated by the government, surely the private sector would have done its due diligence to ascertain the risks and profitability.

 

Hence, it is almost confirmed that taxpayers’ money will be used to bailout the failed companies.

 

We urge the federal and Johor state government to come clean on this matter. Both governments should:

 

  • Reveal and state if they have any financial commitment or corporate guarantee made to the two concessionaires.
  • Make public the full concessionaires contract in its terms and conditions.
  • Inform the people their plan to deal with the matter.

It was said that reduced traffic volume has affected the two concessionaires, leading to the financial problem. Why was this not foreseen at all at the beginning of the concession? Were the concessionaires or government too optimistic over the project or there were actually no proper feasibility studies done in advance?

It is best that in the future, the government should commission an independent third party to conduct a feasibility study for any project to avoid failure and wastage.

 

More importantly, the government should make sure that the interest of road users on these two expressways will not be sacrificed especially when the concessionaires are already intending to dispose of the highway assets. Johor road users know how bad the road condition is at Senai-Desaru Highway, while the EDL is a vital link to many motorists. Road users’ interest should be safeguarded and prioritised by the government.

 

 

Wong Shu Qi

Liow Cai Tung

Yeo Tung Siong

Chen Kah Eng