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Xin nian kuai le | Happy Chinese ‘Niu’ Year! January 27, 2009

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(Top: Bukit Lanjan state assembly / Subang Parliament CNY card)

Thank you all for a great year of the Rat; here’s wishing a ‘moo’valous year ahead for everyone! 🙂

海啸带来新气象,大步改革向前行! January 27, 2009

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海啸带来新气象,大步改革向前行!”

 

随着2008年308政治大海啸的形成,已经成功打破51年国阵种族政治霸权。更令人振奋的是,各族人民摒弃各种猜疑和矛盾,同心协力一起创造这个具有历史意义的壮举。一个全新的,充满希望的马来西亚也因此开拓了许多可能。

 

民主政治空间的扩大,民间的醒觉逐渐提升,草根基层更积极活跃的参与讨论公共政策,这些都是种种开放民众参与政治的机会。更重要的是,多年来许多政治工作者的愿景,也是发展大马两线制的雏形,已经慢慢的形成起来。

 

政治大海啸就像一棵刚被种下的改革树苗,这棵树苗需要各阶层人士的投入、呵护、培育与灌溉,才能在马来西亚这片国土上茁壮成长。当然这个过程是需要很多耐心和谅解,更需要准备且勇敢面对各种破坏或者摧毁改革树苗成长的可能性。

 

2009年将会是落实改革政策的一年。改革的方向还是锁定在打造一个自由、民主、公正的马来西亚。由于中央政权没有更换,很多宰制民众权利的恶法还是继续存在,玩弄种族政治的伎俩还是层出不穷,而经济发展也停滞不前,人民的生活素质更是每况愈下。

 

因此,回顾民联执政将近一年的日子里,我们所面对的各种破坏改革议程的阻力,特别是前朝政府政策的遗毒,并没有让我们放弃改革的意愿,反而是加强了我们对改革的信心与决心。

 

我们透过各种管道和方法去落实各种以民为本的福利政策,从20平方米的免费水供到提供扶助金给年老人士,从雪州子女教育基金到拨款给各源流学校,都是在短短一年内落实。虽然民联还很新,但是我们的决心是大家有目共睹的。

 

有鉴于全球经济不景气的来临,只有通过有为、有魄力、有方向的政府才能够”牛”转乾坤。有为、有魄力和有方向的政府将可以带给我们更多利益,可以舒缓日常生活成本的压力,并且可以在经济不景的时刻保持好的生活素质。

 

民联政府在新的一年里,会专注搞好经济,与人民共同分担经济不景的压力,致力落实改革议程,让属于大家的新马来西亚可以茁壮成长。

 

愿大家在新的一年:民主首航,万象更新!

 

黄洁冰

人民公正党妇女组宣传主任

雪州行政议员掌管旅游、消费人与环境

AidilFitri Open House September 29, 2008

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YAB Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim

Menteri Besar Selangor (bersama Exco)
Venue: Pejabat SUK, Bangunan SSAAS, Shah Alam
Date: 1 October 2008
TIme:  11 am – 5 pm 
(I’ll be there ‘on duty’ from 2 pm onwards) 

Anwar Ibrahim, Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and Parti KeADILan Rakyat
Venue: Kelab Sultan Sulaiman, Kg Baru
Date: 12 October 2008
Time: 2 – 5 pm 

(Will more dates to add to this list)

Mesej Hari Raya Aidilfitri September 29, 2008

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Mesej Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Sudah sebulan teman-teman yang beragama Islam menjalani ibadah puasa. Bulan Ramadan yang mulia telah melatih kita, bukan sahaja semua umat Islam tetapi secara tidak langsung keseluruhan rakyat yang duduk bersama dengan muslimin and muslimat di bumi yang dicintai ini, untuk berkorban, mengekang keinginan dan seterusnya memperkukuh akidah. Semangat ini sama dengan semangat perjuangan yang kita usahakan selama ini untuk mewujudkan sebuah masyarakat yang aman, toleran dan harmoni.

Tahun ini, rakyat Malaysia menyambut Hari Raya Aidilfitri dalam suasana ekonomi kehidupan yang semakin menekan dengan kenaikan harga minyak dan barang-barang keperluan yang terlalu tinggi. Pengurusan ekonomi kerajaan pusat yang kurang cekap dan tahap rasuah yang tidak berubah telah menyebabkan kesusahan ekonomi yang mendadah, pengangguran yang kian meningkat di kalangan orang muda serta pelaburan asing yang tidak menggalakkan.

Saya ingin merakamkan tahniah dan rasa hormat kepada semua umat Islam yang berjaya mengharungi bulan Ramadan. Kejayaan ini telah diraikan dengan penuh rasa syukur. Di samping itu, kita perlu sentiasa mengingati nasib golongan yang kurang bernasib baik berbanding kita khasnya semasa musim perayaan. Adalah penting untuk kita menghulurkan bantuan kepada mereka yang memerlukannya khasnya anak-anak yatim, orang kurang upaya, ibu tunggal dan keluarga yang miskin. 

Semoga kedatangan Aidilfitri ini akan mengukuhkan perhubungan persaudaraan sesama umat Islam dan bukan Islam di Malaysia. Bagi menghormati bulan yang mulia ini, saya harap semua pihak mengelakkan sebarang bentuk tindakan mahupun kenyataan yang boleh mewujudkan salah faham di kalangan masyarakat majmuk. Tangkapan ISA terhadap wartawan, blogger dan ahli politik dan kenyataan-kenyataan yang dikeluarkan oleh setengah pihak dengan niat mengapi-apikan sentimen perkauman amat bercanggah dengan prinsip demokrasi dan keharmonian antara kaum dan agama. 

Saya juga merayu kepada seluruh rakyat Malaysia yang pelbagai kaum dan bangsa agar menjadikan Hari Raya Aidilfitri sebagai satu perayaan untuk lebih memahami dan mengeratkan hubungan bersama teman-teman yang beragama Islam. Di samping itu, Kerajaan Pakatan Rakyat di negeri Selangor akan terus berusaha untuk mewujudkan suasana yang aman dan akan sentiasa mengambil initiatif untuk menggalakkan kesefahaman kebudayaan dan agama.

Akhir kata, saya ingin merakamkan ucapan Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri kepada seluruh umat Islam dan rakyat Selangor dengan ucapan:- Maaf Zahir dan Batin.

YB Elizabeth Wong
EXCO Kerajaan Negeri Selangor
ADUN Bukit Lanjan

TQ all for the ‘million’ … :D September 23, 2008

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My left eye narrowed to relook at the numbers.

Yikes.

It was only this afternon that I realised I’d passed the ‘million’ benchmark (probably over the weekend) and had completely missed out celebrating the occasion 😀 

Admittedly this blog has been a little slow (and rather restrained) in the past months, but here’s hoping things will pick up before the end of the year.

Thank you everyone for dropping by! 

PS. Rockybru is 7 million (plus plus) this week!

DUN Bukit Lanjan Lantern Festival, Solidarity Ceremony with ISA detainees. September 19, 2008

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(Press Advisory) Bukit Lanjan State Assemblyman and Selangor State Exco, YB Elizabeth Wong invites you to the Bukit Lanjan Lantern Festival this coming Saturday – 20th September – at Bandar Utama 3 Civic Hall.

This festival will be start at 6 PM with the support from the Bandar Utama Resident’s Association (BURA).

Food, drinks and mooncakes (halal) will be served. There will be entertainment with performances from a traditional Instrumental orchestra and Fu Sheng Yuan Tai Chi Academy. A home-made lantern competition will be held for children and there will be three categories:- Category I (below 12 yrs), Category II (13-17 yrs), and Category III (17yrs and above) and participants will be judged on originality, design, creativity, and use of recycled materials.

The ADUN office of Bukit Lanjan will also have a solidarity ceremony with lanterns for fellow state assemblyman of Kinrara YB Teresa Kok and writer Raja Petra Kamaruddin, who are currently detained with trial under the Internal Security Act (ISA).

YB Elizabeth Wong welcomes all Bukit Lanjan residents as well as those living in the surrounding areas to join the celebrations and solidarity ceremony.

For inquiries, please contact Special Assistant to YB Elizabeth Wong, Miss Chua at 012-2027054.

邀出席采访9月20日(星期六)武吉栏樟公正中秋晚会! September 19, 2008

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武吉栏樟州议员黄洁冰诚意将于明天,在Bandar Utama 3民众会堂的公正中秋晚会。中秋晚会的节目包罗万象,届时除了有灯笼制作比赛,精彩的华乐及太极表演,晚会也将播出”Meet the Rakyat”短片,里头记载着黄洁冰与西华(MP Subang,YB Sivarasa)自3月8日以来走访选区的点滴,以及与选民互动的珍贵故事。

当晚的中秋晚会也将是支援郭素沁及Raja Petra的烛光晚会。黄洁冰对于同是行政议员的郭素沁目前被内安法令扣留,而没法与家人欢庆团圆感到极度难过。黄洁冰认为,内安法令严重侵犯人权,并呼吁中央政府废除内安法令,释放郭素沁,Raja Petra及所有内安法令扣留者,放人团圆。

黄洁冰希望武吉栏樟的选民们扶老携幼,踊跃出席此晚会。用我们的烛光,照亮黑暗,赶走恐惧。中秋晚会详情如下:

日期 : 20-9- 2008 (星期六)
时间 : 7点半开始
地点 : Bandar Utama 3民众会堂,Jln BU 3/1

恳请贵报委派记者出席采访,届时备有晚餐招待。

如有任何疑问,请联络黄洁冰特别助理蔡依霖 012-2027054

Pics from Protes July 8, 2008

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Photo credit: C Nicholas

Carburetor! July 7, 2008

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I had stepped out to escape the blazing sun on the stage of the Kelana Jaya Stadium and was trying to cool off with some icy drink when I heard some folksy tunes which was rather pleasant, to which I thought to myself, “Ahhh… finally some decent music during a rally…”. I only sat up when more excellent hardcore riffs drifted near the lake, to which i thought to myself,”Yeah!”

It was only much later I found out the godfather of Malaysian underground music, Joe Kidd, Bullet and the rest of Carburetor Dung graced our protest (and this time, not as protestors) and are now subjects of a media witch-hunt in light of having nothing better to report on. Let it rest, guys. It was a misunderstanding.

For the record, back in 2004 I was very honoured to have played with Joe and Bullet in a one-off experimental set, even sang and massacred a song with my non-existent vocal abilities – I think Joe forgot the lyrics or something so I had make up for the grinding and screeching. I recall the audience being stunned to silence. Then again, how many people in Malaysia can claim that they had shared a stage with members of CD? 😀

So after a couple of media calls this morning, I decided to state some of my thoughts on this whole issue so that I don’t have to repeat them:- (more…)

Red power July 6, 2008

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Nope. I am *not* on strike unlike some bloggers; I don’t fancy being an ostrich when the calling is to elucidate, not obfuscate, more so if one claims to be a writer.

A Thomas Paine quote put up originally by Nik Nazmi:-

These are the times that try men’s souls… Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem to lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value.

So no boycotting but have been busy. In between functions and meetings, I’d been chasing the spectre of ‘army trucks’ since yesterday.

Heard from a few people who in turn heard from some other f’lers there were army trucks la at Sentral la, Kelana Jaya stadium la, Padang Timur la, outside their house oso got. So off we went, the non-ostriches. But when we got to those sights, nada, zero, nothing.

I’m guessing this was just another red herring, to frighten people from turning up or coming out of their homes; park a truck, take ’em pics and send ’em home. I am so sending those ‘informants’ my petrol bill. 😐

Meanwhile today, one could be mistaken there’s a Liverpool, Man U match going on. The crowd started moving in at 10 am. Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim is scheduled to be at the Kelana Jaya Stadium at 5 pm. I heard MB Kelatan Nik Aziz too will be there. Anwar Ibrahim will set the stage ablaze at 9 pm.

So if you’re still at home reading this, it’s not too late to grab your red shirt, red cap, red scarf, red vest, red tudung and mari mari ke stadium!

No to price hike, No to economic mismanagement, Yes to people’s power!

(See what you’re missing here!)