Sunday, 30 April 2017

Pek Moh Bukit Lanjan at SMK Bandar Utama Damansara 3’s Excellence Awards Day 2017



Pek Moh Bukit Lanjan at SMK Bandar Utama Damansara 3’s Excellence Awards Day 2017


Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff a.k.a Pek Moh Bukit Lanjan was invited to officiate at SMK Bandar Utama Damansara 3’s Excellence Awards Day on Friday (April 28, 2017).

Syed Razak is also Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan in the coming 14th General Election (GE14).

In his address at the excellence cluster school in Bandar Utama, Syed Razak said: “You are not a failure if your aptitude is not into academics …”. (Click the video clip link to see and hear more)

Here's a selection of pictures snapped at the school:




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Pek Moh Bukit Lanjan wishes Malaysians Happy Labour Day


Pek Moh Bukit Lanjan wishes Malaysians Happy Labour Day

These are extremely challenging times not only in Malaysia but also the rest of the world.



The foundation of a successful nation is in the strength and quality of its human capital to improve and raise productivity.

Workers or employees must remain resilient and continue to strive to improve on their skills and deliver their best in their respective fields or expertise to help contribute to nation-building.

Remain happy in your work and workplace.

Happy Labour Day.

Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff
Gerakan Deputy Speaker
Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan in the coming 14th General Election (GE14)

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Here are pictures of Syed Razak giving his personal touch and effort to put up 12 banners in Bukit Lanjan to wish Malaysians:

In front of LHDN, the road to Flora Damansara


In front of Damansara Mutiara police station


The Curve-Ikea junction


Bandar Utama (Traffic Lights SONY bridge)

Near Bandar Sri Damansara police station

Damansara Damai junction to Lestari apartments

Sri Damansara Industri

Desa Jaya main road entrance

Desa Jaya next to BHP petrol kiosk

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Saturday, 29 April 2017

Demonising China’s investments backfires on political doomsayers


Demonising China’s investments backfires on political doomsayers

Ultimately, facts are facts. And sooner or later, no matter how much one demonishes them, the reality will dawn on all.


Political doomsayers had for the past two years been propagating that Malaysia is doomed for bankruptcy.

The wild and unsubstantiated attacks got even more vicious when the federal government successfully attracted multi-billion ringgit worth of investments from China - both private and government-to-government ventures.

“The problem with political doomsayers is that they are blind to facts, and are driven by emotions to say and act just to score political points,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.

“Investments are investments. It can only mean money is coming in from both domestic and foreign sources.

“The domino effects and benefits of investments on a country’s economy cannot be denied. Whether an an investment is allegedly flawed with excessive costs or whatever are another matter.

“What matters to citizens and their country are the economic benefits that foreign investments bring in to the beneficiary country,” he added.


Syed Razak, who is Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan in the coming 14th General Election (GE14), said: “I wish to remind political doomsayers. Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face.

“By all means, be constructive in your criticisms. But don’t go about destroying the nation to just score political points.”

He said accusing the federal government of selling off assets and thus the sovereignty of the country via foreign investments “is plain baseless”.

“Foreigners don’t control Malaysia’s governance. It is the rakyat (people) who elects the government of the day every five years who are in control of the country,” he added.

Syed Razak said the federal government had from November 2016 (last year) to April 2017 (this year) successfully attracted a total of RM382.97 billion in foreign investments from five countries - China, Saudi Arabia, France, India and Germany.

“Malaysia is sold to all the five countries? And independent pollster, Merdeka Centre, has found that some 70% of Malaysians feel positive about China’s presence and investment in the country,” he added.

Here’s what The Star Online posted:

"Nation

Home > News > Nation

Sunday, 23 April 2017
Majority of Malaysians welcome China’s presence here

BY RAHIMY RAHIM

KUALA LUMPUR: Some 70% of Malaysians feel positive about China’s presence and investment in the country, according to a survey conducted by Merdeka Centre.

Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs CEO Wan Saiful Wan Jan said the perception in gene ral is positive despite some mixed responses by communal divide.

“When asked whether they feel China is doing more good or harm in the region, almost 70% of the total population answered in the positive,” he revealed at a roundtable discussion on “China’s Invest ment: Economic and Geo-Political Impact” organised by Perkasa yesterday.

The opinion poll was conducted between October and November last year to gauge how Malaysians perceived China’s investments in the country with some 1,200 respon dents across the country.

Wan Saiful said when broken along the ethnic lines, figures show that 76% of Malaysian Chinese feel China will do more good than harm, compared to 65% of Malays.

“Yet, across the board, around 80% feel that China is exerting a positive influence on Malaysia.”

He also noted that 60% of the po pu lation is comfortable with China being the largest investor in the country while 38% believe otherwise.

To a question of whether China’s increasing investment will gene rate economic benefits or increase national debts, Wan Saiful said 49% express confidence for the former.

“Another intriguing response by Malaysian Chinese was to the question whether they believe that China’s presence will bring positive impact to them or their families, 52% of them think they will not benefit,” he said.

Perkasa president Datuk Dr Ibrahim Ali said the Malay rights group organised the roundtable discussion because it is worried about the implications China’s investments will bring.

“We are looking at national security, whether it will have any impact on our labour system and the country’s identity,” he said.

He also urged the Government to introduce a key performance index system to ensure that bumiputra contractors and businesses will not be left out from the mega projects brought in by China.
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美国对民主,反种族主义的谎言和所有这些...


美国对民主,反种族主义的谎言和所有这些...


(这是难于接受的,一个亚洲女人和她的三个朋友趁着周末正在前往加利福尼亚州的大熊湖所预订的Airbnb房子,在他们到达之前,房主突然取消了他们的预订; 引用总统特朗普的原因,并告诉那个女人“一个字说完一切,你是亚洲人”)

对于所有继续支持美国人的马来西亚人,将他们视为救世主,希望人类能有公平和平等的地位,上述视频链接值得你深思。

而且,尤其他们继续谴责吸引外国,特别是来自中国投资的努力,是值得马来西亚人关注的。

民政党副议长赛阿都拉萨说:“几十年以来,美国人仍然在全球屈服于军事力量,发动并开始战争。

“中国本身是美国人的受害者。今天,中国已经非常努力地转变为全球经济领袖,并且有能力超越挑战美国人。

“中国已经成为一个不仅在经济上,而且在军事上超级独立的全球力量,”他补充说。

(视频:美国人是鸦片毒贩)



赛阿都拉萨是民政党第14届大选武吉兰樟州议席(N.37)协调人表示,“马来西亚人特别是华裔族群,必须非常谨慎地考虑谴责和破坏联邦政府为吸引中国数十亿令吉投资者的努力。”

“想像一下,我们的国际贸易及工业部部长慕斯达不得不发表声明说,马来西亚不是美国总统特朗普恶意指责的骗子和货币操纵者,”他补充说。

赛阿都拉萨说,我们没有理由害怕任何外国投资者,不管是来自中国的,因为“他们不管治马来西亚”。

“我们马来西亚人控制我们自己的国家。我们马来西亚人每五年选举当今的政府,而不是外国投资者。

“如果不是这样,那么我们一定会失去主权,”他补充说。

赛阿都拉萨表示,鉴于目前全球经济疲软,我们的联邦政府成功吸引了数十亿令吉的中国和印度的投资。

“不要为了政治议程而盲目地破坏所有这些努力和成功。不要自找苦吃“他补充说。



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Friday, 28 April 2017

900 teachers with mental-related problems in Malaysia!


900 teachers with mental-related problems in Malaysia!

Please don’t just tell Malaysians that at least 2% of teachers nationwide have mental-related problems.

Tell us that the Education Ministry is seriously dealing with such problematic teachers and not leaving it to chance for untoward incidents to happen before acting.

“There are 450,000 teachers nationwide. That means there are some 900 distressed teachers in schools who pose a threat to the safety of school children.

“School children are fragile to any form of physical violence. Such teachers, after counselling, should be transferred to desk duty instead of putting them back in classrooms,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.

Syed Razak was responding to Deputy Education Minister P. Kamalanathan’s statement to the media that teachers who experience “extreme stress” while performing their duties were encouraged to seek counselling at the education ministry’s psychology and counselling division.

“Why encourage? Order all of them to seek help or treatment. It would also do well for the ministry to also look into the major sources and causes of stress in workplace,” he added.

Shouldn’t the Education Ministry also tackle the major sources of stress in workplace?
Syed Razak, who is Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan in the coming 14th General Election (GE14), said such “distressed” teachers should ideally be transferred to desk duties after undergoing counselling.

“They can then be transferred back to classrooms after a period of monitoring to determine that he or she is mentally stable or fit to return to teaching,” he added.

Syed Razak said the safety of school children in classrooms or in school premise must be the top priority of the Education Ministry.

“There should be no room whatsoever to leave such problems to chance or risk,” he added.

Here’s what national news agency Bernama reported as posted by online news portal Malaysia Chronicle:

"AT LEAST 2% OF MALAYSIAN TEACHERS HAVE MENTAL PROBLEMS: TEACHERS UNDER ‘EXTREME STRESS’ NEED COUNSELLING – KAMALANATHAN

Politics | April 24, 2017 by | 0 Comments

KUALA LUMPUR – Teachers who experience “extreme stress” while performing their duties are encouraged to seek counselling at the education ministry’s psychology and counselling division.

Deputy Minister Datuk P. Kamalanathan said the move was to prevent any untoward incident involving teachers.
“We have 450,000 teachers in Malaysia and most of them are ”exemplary teachers” and very responsible.

“However, there are some troubled teachers suffering from depression and stress and we provide a lot of avenues to help them.

“Last year, about 200 teachers underwent counselling, including two per cent who were instructed to do so,” he told reporters after launching the Malaysian Education Ministry’s 2017 Education Tour here Sunday.

Kamalanathan was asked to comment on an incident where a Year Two pupil sustained a head injury after being hit by a wooden chair thrown by a teacher at a school in Penampang, Sabah, two days ago.

“Obviously, we do not want a recurrence of something like that. If you (the teachers) have a problem, it is important for you to talk to someone,” he said.

On the participation of schoolchildren in triad activities in Selangor, he said the ministry would wait for the police to complete their investigations before taking appropriate action.

On the ministry’s 2017 Education Tour, he said the programme was aimed at providing information to the public about the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025 and its achievements to date. – Bernama
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Thursday, 27 April 2017

More action, less talk please!


More action, less talk please!

The setting up of working committees by the National Transport Council to better deliberate on transport issues is a right move and deserves to be lauded.

However, the perception among Malaysians is that “there has been too much talk, lack of concrete and effective action”.



“To be fair, public perception had been due to past failures by the police and Road Transport Department (JPJ) enforcement officers to rein in on road users who have a total lack of respect to traffic rules and regulations,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.

He said, for far too long, especially in the Klang Valley, road traffic offenders had been getting away with their “selfish and bullying” ways.

“Speeding, tailgating, running red traffic lights and queue jumping have been the order of the day on Malaysian roads. There appears to be some visible improvement, with many motorists slowing down, following the implementation of the Automated Awareness Safety System (Awas) and the Demerit Points System (Kejara) on April 15, 2017.

Despite the risk of having their driving licence suspended or revoked, the JPJ still booked more than 10,000 errant road users in three days (between April 15 and 17).

Of the total number of those booked, Syed Razak said 5,972 of the summonses were for running red lights and 5,455 were for exceeding the speed limit.

Syed Razak, who is Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan in the coming 14th General Election (GE14), said the council’s working committee should be able to help identify and focus in detail the various issues related to road traffic management.

“But, it is still enforcement and targeting the right areas to nab stubborn motorists and road users who continue to disregard road traffic regulations and laws.

“If law enforcement is effective and operations are more regular, the attitude of many of these habitual road traffic offenders may change for the better,” he added.

Read this for context http://bukitlanjan.blogspot.my/2017/04/bukit-lanjan-malaysians-have-no-fear.html and the following for details on the council:

"National Transport Council to establish working committees to deliberate transport issues
TEOH PEI YING

New Straits TimesApril 20, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Transport Council has agreed to establish working committees to better deliberate on transport issues.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the decision was the outcome of the inaugural National Transport Council meeting.

This includes working committees on land, aviation, maritime and the logistics sector as well as a working committee to address Sabah and Sarawak transport matters.

The National Transport Council is a platform to coordinate, discuss and resolve issues relating to transportation matters both at federal and state level with the involvement of various ministries and agencies nationwide.

Liow said the meeting was also briefed by the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) on current and future land transport plans as well as future initiatives.

“I am happy to note that the council agreed that SPAD will take into account and coordinate all state transport masterplans to ensure a comprehensive and holistic land transport development across the nation.

“This is to avoid redundancy and wastage of resources,” Liow said a statement today.

He expressed gratitude towards the undivided support and commitment from its members both at federal and state level.

“This is indeed a testament to our aspiration to ensure the nation’s transport system will be on par with that of advanced economies.

“I am pleased with the intensive dialogue on the subject of transportation system across Malaysia, as deep as it has been wide ranging, among the council members.

“The discussions and views shared have certainly been valuable and added to the free flow of insightful and informed discussions,” he said.

He hoped the council will continue to build upon the discussions initiated and the partnership created between federal and state governments as well as related agencies.

The council’s role include, among others, to advise the government on policy implementation relating to transport; regulatory issues on transport infrastructure development to ensure safe, secure and efficient transportation system; identify and resolve safety, security and efficiency issues on public transport including ports and aviation; and coordinate, align and resolve issues among stakeholders including regulatory bodies, private sector as well as related parties."


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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Malaysians have no fear for anything?

The least respected by Malaysian road users, both motorists and motorcyclists!
Malaysians have no fear for anything?

What do Malaysians fear? Are they fearful of anything at all?



They are not fearful of the death penalty for drug trafficking and continue to take risks.

They are also not fearful of any form of road traffic enforcement and continue to flout the rules and pick up summonses.

They are not fearful of losing their driving licence following the enforcement of the Automated Awareness Safety System (Awas) and the Demerit Points System (Kejara).

The Dewan Negara was told that 10,000 road users were booked for various road traffic offences in the first three days of enforcement from April 15 to 17, 2017.



“It is really a wonder what is in the mind of Malaysian road users. Are they just too rich and can afford to pay for the fines?

“But, it doesn’t make any sense for them to continue to behave the way they are behaving on the roads because they will be ‘crippled’ if they lose or have their driving licence suspended or cancelled.

“Or are they too arrogant or too stupid to look further, that is collecting enough demerit points to have their driving licence either suspended or cancelled,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.


He said even though Awas and Kejara had visibly reduced the number of speedsters, “there are still overwhelmingly too many of them”.

And, Syed Razak said, the speedsters continue to harass motorists who have slowed down to observe the speed limit by tailgating others.

“The speedsters also weave in and out to overtake others who are observing the speed limit, making it extremely difficult for the slower vehicles to change lanes to allow tailgaters and others to overtake,” he added.


Tailgating is a favourite harassment by speedsters!
Syed Razak, who is Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan in the coming 14th General Election (GE14), said the traffic police and the Road Transport Department (JPJ) enforcement officers should step up operations to “punish those who continue to have no regard or respect for traffic rules and regulations”.

“They need to have their driving licence suspended or cancelled to jolt their senses,” he added.

Another favourite … queue jumping and using emergency lanes
Here’s what was reported by the New Straits Times at the Senate:

"10,000 road users issued summonses in first 3 days of Awas, Kejara: RTD

MELISSA DARLYNE CHOW

New Straits Times

April 19, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: Over 10,000 road users were issued summonses by the Road Transport Department (RTD) between Apr 15 and 17, since enforcement of the Automated Awareness Safety System (Awas) and the Demerit Points System (Kejara) commenced on April 15, the Dewan Negara was told today.

Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi said 5,972 of the summonses were for running red lights, while 5,455 were for exceeding the speed limit.

"You can see for yourselves the high number of offences (detected) since we began enforcement on April 15," he said in his reply to a supplementary question from Senator Datuk Hanafi Mamat.

Hanafi had asked about the number of drivers whose licences had been suspended since the introduction of Awas on April 1, and the subsequent enforcement.

Abdul Aziz said to date, no licences have been suspended, and no one has paid their summonses.

In answering another question from Senator S. Bagiam Ayem Perumal, Abdul Aziz said between 2006 and Feb this year, 1,115 licences were suspended, and 246 others were cancelled.

The Awas system was introduced to catch habitual traffic offenders in the act and reduce the nation’s accident rate.

Under the system, offenders would not only get demerit points, but would also have their licences suspended or cancelled.

The RTD will add 23 new offences to the system in stages – and they include using a handphone while driving, failing to stop at police checkpoints, and overloading commercial vehicles.
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