Friday, October 29, 2010

Will SUPP Chicken Out Again?

Today, I am throwing a challenge to the SUPP to make its stand whether the party is prepared to support the Bill titled Land Law Reform (Renewal of Terms of Document of Title and Acquisition) ordinance 2010 which I intend to move a motion pursuant to the Standing Order 45 in next week DUN sitting.

With the passing of the Bill, it will solve the predicament of the landowners in Sarawak. The Bill will repeal part of the Land Code (Cap.81) in so far as relating to renewal of terms of documents of title and resumption of alienated Land like the Bako lands.

I hope SUPP President, George Chan would not again lead the walk out of all the BN Adun this time when I tabled the motion. He should instead WALK THE TALK, not walk out of DUN.

When my comrade, Honourable Member for Kota Sentosa tried to table the motion at the sitting held last May, 2009, SUPP George Chan had the disgrace to lead the group laughing out of the August House. I know he was laughing and thought that he had played out smartly to force the Sitting to be adjourned as the evidence show on the front page of some newspapers the next day.

The people want an answer from SUPP before the DUN sitting on Monday. I want to know if they are going to accept the motion or are they going to turn their back on the people again this time.

How much more have the people got to suffer from being Sarawakians. The government duty is to protect and care for the people, not to make their lives unbearable so much so that a lot of those who left the State have set homes elsewhere.

Let see what SUPP and BN leaders going to play out this time. Will SUPP chicken out again?

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Recreation Park Turned into Nightmare for Residents

I received not only a few complaints about the park at Stampin 6B BDC Resettlement Scheme but so many that I realized the urgency of going down to see it.

The residents were unhappy that the park which was to be used for children to enjoy and health conscious people to jog or walk has turned into a nightmare for them.

Groups of youths would frequent the park dead at night drinking, shouting and singing to their hearts’ content, not caring that there are decent folks who have to sleep and wake up to go to work the next day.

A resident, Ong said she was worried of her daughter who has to return back late at night after her overtime. What if one of these drunk decide to mug her one day, she told me in fear.

The other neighbours were also annoyed as at times, there seemed to be a race going on. Motorcycle racing around the park without consideration for anyone.

The residents complained that the noise pollution is driving them up the wall. One lamented that since he moved in February, he was not only forced to put up with sleepless nights but worried that one days, the youths who were either high due to alcoholic drinks or drugs would turn violent.

And the place has been turned into a dumping ground, said another resident who walked around the area. The park was not maintained and the residents hoped that instead of a park which was filled with rubbish, half completed facilities would be turned into a garden of green.

I hoped that the council who is mostly in charge of parks would do something about it.