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Media Statement by Johor DAP Publicity Secretary and Senai State Assemblywoman Wong Shu Qi on 6th September 2016 (Tuesday):

 

The federal and state government should step up to combat Zika virus

 

The Zika virus has finally reached Malaysia. Malaysians who are travelling everyday and living just next to Singapore are now affected. Yet, the government is still not giving out enough information to the people on this serious life and death matter.

 

Johor DAP discovered that a lot of people were not properly informed about Zika virus when we were distributing flyers on the ground. People are asking for more information from government on combating the disease and protecting themselves and their loved ones. At the same time, we are still facing a prolonged dengue epidemic. The public is gravely worried about their health but not much is being done except a statement issued by Johor state EXCO for Health and Environment.

 

The government must realise that the dissemination of information is far from satisfactory as a lot of people are still in dark about the spread of the virus and its symptoms. Although the government has been putting up buntings about Zika at every immigration points, yet, most people have no access to the information.

 

We were told that the Zika virus is carried by aedes mosquitos. The number of dengue cases which are similarly caused by aedes is on the rise for the last one year. This twin information is a major cause of concern. If the government has so far failed to deal with dengue, how much more effective will they deal with Zika?

 

It is clear that mosquito repellent is but a minor form of protection although it is a very easily available and common one. The most important thing to do is to ensure cleanliness of the surrounding environment to prevent the breeding of virus carrying vectors.

 

As such the spread of the epidemic is correlated to the performance of local governments in terms of public hygiene.

 

Drainages must be well maintained to ensure no clogging and water retention which will become breeding place for aedes. Illegal dump sites must be cleared, construction sites must be closely monitored to ensure health and safety of workers and residents nearby.

 

These are basic services by the government, and in face of Zika and dengue, there should be no excuse by the government to do their job well. This is not only the tasks of the health department but all government agencies must work together to combat the virus and overcome the crisis. This is the time to test the efficiency and effectiveness of our governments. The price of an inefficient public service delivery is the lives of people.

 

To help in combating Zika, Johor DAP is now conducting a statewide campaign to raise public awareness on Zika by distributing flyers to every household. Meanwhile, Johor DAP will also be organising DIY workshops to produce homemade mosquito repellent. The details of the program are as follows. This is part of our effort to fight Zika together with the people of Johor.

 

 

 

Date Time Venue Enquiry
7/9/2016 7:15pm 2nd floor at HAVN Café (Kulai) 016-7763627
8/9/2016 8:00pm Kluang Community Centre 017-4628890
10/9/2016 8:00pm Johor Jaya Community Centre 016-7726276
11/9/2016 8:00pm Pontian Community Centre 07-6993537/013-6617698
14/9/2016 3:00pm DAP Cawangan Bekok 017-5579488

 

 

 

Wong Shu Qi

 

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民主行动党柔佛州宣传秘书暨士乃州议员黄书琪2016年9月5日(星期一)发表文告:

 

邦与州政府必加快脚步加抵抗卡病毒来

 

兹卡病毒终于入侵马来西亚。对每天往返新加坡,或是住在距离新加坡不远的大新山民众而言,他们的生活因此深受影响。可是,民众至今依然没有从相关部门取得更多关于兹卡病毒的详情与最新状况资料。

 

柔佛州民主行动党在民间跑动派发防范兹卡疫情传单时发现,许多民众对于兹卡病毒充满疑问,民众希望可以从政府防疫单位取得更多资讯。与此同时,我们要防的不只是兹卡,还有肆虐已久的骨痛溢血热症。民众对于这一波疫情担心不已,可是除了负责卫生医疗的州行政议员出面喊话之外,我们看不到任何确切的防疫工作。

 

巫统政府必须知道,目前关于兹卡病毒的资讯传播远远不足,许多人依然不清楚兹卡病毒的传染、症状与后遗症。虽然防疫部门早已在各个外国入境通关入口放置防范兹卡的布条,但许多人根本没有获得这些资讯。

 

大家都知道兹卡病毒透过伊蚊传染,而过去一年,骨痛溢血热症病例有增无减,防范疫情的最重要工作,不在于人们喷多少蚊药、穿多少衣服,而是生活周遭环境的整洁程度。

 

有鉴于此,所有的地方政府应该立即采取行动,防止兹卡病毒蔓延。地方政府有责任确保所有排水系统通畅无阻,避免蚊虫滋生;立即清理所有的非法垃圾堆放处,采取严厉行动对付非法弃置垃圾者,严厉监督所有的建筑工地,确保工人以及周遭居民健康。

 

这些是各级政府应该马上采取的基本防疫工作,尤其是地方政府。我们希望所有相关的部门可以一起合作展开防疫工作,度过这一次的公共卫生危机。

 

兹卡病毒危机考验的是我国政府的行政效率与施政成效,公共服务效率不彰的结果将会是一条有一条的人命。

 

为了协助防范兹卡病毒,柔佛州民主行动党已经展开防疫工作,在各个地区派发传单,提升公众对兹卡病毒的认识。同时,柔佛州民主行动党也将举办自制防蚊喷雾手作坊,让有兴趣的民众参加,活动性情如下:

 

日期

时间

地点

询问电话

7/9/2016

7:15pm 古来 HAVN Café 二楼 016-7763627

8/9/2016

8:00pm 居銮社区中心 017-4628890

10/9/2016

8:00pm 柔佛再也社区中心 016-7726276

11/9/2016

8:00pm 笨珍社区中心 07-6993537/013-6617698

14/9/2016

3:00pm 民主行动党彼咯支部 017-5579488

 

 

 

黄书琪

 

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民主行动党柔佛州宣传秘书暨士乃州议员黄书琪2016年8月3日(星期三)发表文告:

 

柔佛州安全理事会(Majlis Keselamatan Negeri Johor,MKNJ)必须说明干涉其他宗教兴建宗教场所的背后原因。

 

2016年8月3日,《中国报》地方版头条新闻报道,非伊斯兰教的宗教团体遭柔州安全理事下令新建的建筑物不得超过五米。柔州安全理事会有必要正式回应,他们究竟有没有发出新建宗教场所高度不得超过五米的指令。

 

在今日《中国报》柔佛州的封面头条上,几名非伊斯兰教宗教团体的负责人针对他们接获柔州安全理事会下令所新建的庙宇高度将不得超过五米做出投诉,不少庙宇负责人都表示,这个条例很难办到。

 

据我们了解,这已经不是柔州安全理事会第一次插手有关非伊斯兰教的宗教事务。柔州安全理事会曾在20年前多次针对非伊斯兰教在几个地点兴建新的宗教场所发出禁止令,例如在居銮的普照寺。然而,过去一些案子或多或少都解决了。

 

但这一次,柔州安全理事会如果明确发出这项禁令,我们认为兹事体大,仅此呼吁柔州安全理事会清楚说明,究竟是基于什么理由发出5米高度的禁令。

 

民主行动党认同伊斯兰教作为联邦宪法中的官方宗教地位,但我们也捍卫各个宗教在联邦宪法之下享有宗教自由的权利。为了确保马来西亚各族群之间长期以来所建立的和谐将不会受到影响,我们必须小心、谨慎地处理任何有关宗教事务与宗教自由相关的行政事务。

 

尤有甚者,此条例明显与柔州州务大臣拿督斯里卡力诺丁所领导的州政府所推行的“柔佛和谐”的理念相互冲突。因此,我们在此呼吁柔州安全理事会为了避免州内其他族群的误解,必须针对此条例尽快做出明确解释。

 

 

黄书琪

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Media Statement by Johor DAP Publicity Secretary and Senai State Assemblyperson Wong Shu Qi on 15th July 2016 (Friday):

 

Strong will needed to tackle the illegal dumpsite issue in Senai town

 

Since the implementation of waste segregation at source from June 1 onwards, the problem of illegal dumpsites in Senai town is not only unresolved but has worsened. Public attitude is only part of the problem. The authority should not always blame the people on illegal dumpsite if the existing policy on waste management has too many problems on its own.

 

After monitoring and surveying the area for a month, we conclude that there are a few factors contributing to the illegal dumpsite right at the entrance of Senai new village. These are, namely, insufficient rubbish bins for the shoplots, no rubbish bins for certain landlords, no signages or public awareness materials in foreign languages to reach out to the huge number of migrant workers residing in the area, and most importantly, the lack of enforcement by the authority.

 

A few shop owners in the area told us that they have not received a rubbish bin from SWM although they pay their assessment rate regularly. One shop owner has been travelling to SWM office just to get the green and grey coloured rubbish bin. He failed to get any from SWM without a valid reason given.

 

We can only conclude that there must be some communication breakdown between the local council and the waste management concessionaire. Otherwise, the local council will have to explain why some house owners and shop owners who pay their assessment rate annually did not even get a rubbish bin. All the ratepayers in the new village should be entitled to receive the basic cleansing services unless stated otherwise.

 

Secondly, it is obvious that the rubbish bins given to the four-storey shoplots are not sufficient as tenants occupy almost all upper units. While a household or business premise with four persons is entitled to receive a 120 litre rubbish bin, the four-storey shoplots definitely has more waste generated per day. As such, the current size of the rubbish bin issued to them is not able to cater to the needs.

 

Thirdly, Senai town area is no doubt a popular house-rental area for migrant workers due to its strategic location. With the large number of foreigners in town, the authority should engage the residents in the language they understand. Otherwise, the problem will not be solved.

 

Besides all these issues, the authority should take stern action against these irresponsible litterbugs. It is very obvious that garbage at the illegal dumpsite are usually caused by a small number of irresponsible litterbugs. After tackling all the above issues, the authority should maintain strict enforcement to ensure that the entrance of Senai new village is no longer an illegal dumpsite.

 

 

Wong Shu Qi