Imagine a Selangor without DAP
- PJ Action Team
DAP 37th Anniversary Solidarity Dinner
by Ronnie Liu Tian Khiew
(Petaling Jaya, Friday):
DAP Selangor is now left with one
state assemblyman after the last general elections. The result was not only
disastrous for the DAP. It's also equally disastrous for the Selangor
There are no more effective checks and
balances in Selangor. Just like what happened to PJ, the people of Selangor
were at the mercy of Barisan Nasional Government. They were treated with
absolute contempt. Their rights were trampled upon by the BN leaders without
a second thought.
Look at the closure of SJKC Damansara.
The Sg Chua Incident . The Broga Incinerator Project. And the various
Islamisation policies enforced in the Selangor State by the overzealous
Mentri Besar Dato Seri Mohamed Khir Toyo.
Sg Chua Incident
The Sg Chua new village residents were
told about the possibility of losing their homes to the Kajang Outer Ring
Road project some time in 1996. They have applied for extension of leases
for their homes as early as 1992, long before the expiry. Only about 10 of
the 80 effected homeowners got the approval from the land office. The
nightmare came around year 2000. Most of them could not get their rightful
compensation because their titles were either expired or left with a few
months or a few years.
The local MCA MP and ADUNs
failed to help them getting the rightful compensation. They turned to DAP
for assistance. About 20 of them were offered no more than RM25, 000, which
is not even sufficient to buy a low cost unit in Selangor ( RM42, 000 each).
They have brought their case to the Shah Alam High Court but land office and
the developer (Sunway group of companies) destroyed their homes without a
court order. Hundreds of FRU were there to prevent the residents from
protecting their century old homes.
DAP Selangor has since brought them to
the new PM's department, SUHAKAM and the Securities Commission, besides
providing some of our best lawyers like Nge Koo Ham, Nga Hock Cheh and Uma
for the legal battle. We will fight until our villagers get their rightful
The Sg Chua Incident is very
significant and certainly a landmark case in Malaysian history. If we
succeed in Sg Chua, it means the rights of the homeowners living in all the
452 Chinese new villages will be safeguarded. If we fail in Sg Chua, every
homeowner in the 452 Chinese new villagers will be in big trouble. It also
means that whoever owns a house without a freehold title will be in trouble.
It means the BN Government can take their homes and lands without paying the
Broga Incinerator project
DAP Selangor, together with the
Puchong people, managed to drive away the RM1.5 billion mega incinerator
from Kg Bohol. But the BN Government never learned from its mistake. They
proposed to move it to Broga near Semenyih.
DAP Selangor has since lending our
hands to help the Broga and Semenyih people to fight the world's largest
incinerator because it is like a gigantic cancer factory. The dioxin and
other toxic materials produced by the incinerators could kill our people
slowly and surely. These have been proven in France, Belgium, America, Japan
and many other countries.
DAP Selangor opposed the project both
on safety and cost factors. We Malaysians cannot afford such expensive and
health compromising technology in this country. Say no to incinerator before
it's too late. Country such as the Philippines has even banned incinerator
in view of its danger and negative impact on the environment.
Under the Khir Toyo administration,
coffee shops and restaurants in Selangor were not allowed to put up signage
with beer logos. He has also tried to slash the number of entertainment
outlets without any justification.
The MPKj was trying to ban pork
selling in open-air market.
The Kelana Jaya public swimming pool
imposed a separate hours for women and men swimmers on all Fridays.
Most parts of Shah Alam were not
allowed to set up Bak Kut Teh stalls or shops.
You need a stronger DAP to stop all
You need to vote DAP for greater
checks and balances.
DAP Selangor is aiming to contest at
least one third of the 54 state seats in Selangor. We will try our best to
avoid clashing with other opposition parties in the state. We understand
that the opposition parties cannot co-operate with each other because of the
Islamic State issue. But we certainly should avoid fighting each other so
that BN would not be able to win by default.
We also hope to win a few
parliamentary seats in Selangor. We certainly need your help and support to
make DAP stronger so that we could provide greater checks and balances to
the BN Government to safeguard the interest of the people.
Zero Opposition in Selangor?
The Selangor MB is talking about zero
opposition for Selangor . He is even more arrogant than the former PM Tun
Mahathir Mohamad. Even Tun Mahathir has spoken on the need to have
Opposition in Malaysia before his retirement on 30 Nov this year. We hope
the PJ and the Selangor people could teach Khir Toyo a lesson. We also urge
the people to sack all the BN Gaji Buta YBs and give the DAP a chance
to serve the people.
Together we can make a difference.
* Ronnie Liu Tian
Khiew, DAP Selangor Chairman