Azmin Ali tidoq kot ketika rang undang2 naik elaun ADUN dibahas...
Walaupun lantang mengkritik kenaikan gaji wakil rakyat Selangor, Pengerusi Kelab Penyokong Kerajaan Selangor (BBC), Azmin Ali sebenarnya ada di dalam sidang dewan undangan negeri sewaktu rang undang-undang itu dibentangkan tetapi memilih untuk berdiam diri, kata ADUN Sungai Pinang, Teng Chang Khim.
"Apabila rang undang-undang itu dibentangkan, dibahas dan diluluskan, beliau berada di dalam dewan. Beliau tidak berkata apa-apa walau sepatah pun...
"Kecuali dua ADUN iaitu Sekinchan (Ng Suee Lim) dan Kampung Tunku (Lau Weng San) yang menyokong rang undang-undang itu, tiada seorang pun daripada yang menghadiri sidang membahaskan rang undang-undang gaji itu bercakap atau membangkang.
"Malah sewaktu bacaan kali ketiga pun, mereka ada di dalam dewan.
"Jadi mereka tak bolehlah tampil sekarang dan menyatakan yang mereka tak setuju," kata Teng kepada wartawan hari ini. - malaysiakini
Ustad Kazim Elias,"Saya BUKAN ahli UMNO"...
Sebelum ini,dia kata..."Saya bukan ahli UMNO".. "Saya akan berhenti ceramah 2013".. Adakah ia benar datang dari hati atau sebaliknya??... Apa2 pun TAHNIAH.. Hari ini ustad Kazim Elias dgn RASMInya menjadi alhi UMNO...
Penceramah agama popular Ustaz Mohamad Kazim Elias antara antara sembilan orang yang dilantik sebagai Ahli Majlis Tertinggi UMNO. Lantikan ini adalah sebagai tambahan kepada 25 yang dipilih menerusi pemilihan UMNO baru-baru ini. Baca seterusnya di sini dan sini.
Kucing kurap: Guan Eng gesa Jeff Ooi ikut nasihat Pengerusi DAP...
Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng menggesa ahli Parlimen Jelutong Jeff Ooi mengikut nasihat Pengerusi DAP Pulau Pinang Chow Kon Yeow agar memohon maaf di atas kenyataan “kucing kurap” terhadap pekerja Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang (MPPP).
Ooi diserang oleh pelbagai pihak berhubung kenyataannya malahan rakan-rakannya dari DAP dan PKR turut memintanya memohon maaf.
“Chow mewakili parti dan kerajaan negeri. Saya cadangkan agar Jeff Ooi mendengar nasihat Chow yang juga Pengerusi DAP Pulau Pinang,” katanya apabila ditanya berhubung isu tersebut.
Beberapa Anggota Dewan Undangan Negeri termasuk exco kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang hari ini membidas tindakan ahli Parlimen Jelutong) yang melabel pegawai rendah MPPP sebagai “kucing kurap”.
Bagaimanapun semalam Ooi mengatakan beliau tidak akan memohon maaf berhubung kenyataan itu.-TMI
Reps: Why was Azmin silent during pay hike debate...
While Selangor backbenchers club chief Azmin Ali criticises the upcoming pay hike for the state’s elected representatives, other assemblypersons have pointed out that Azmin had been silent while the bill was being debated.
“When the bill was tabled, debated and passed, he (Azmin) was sitting in the House. He did not even utter a word...
“Except for two members, Sekinchan (representative Ng Suee Lim) and Kampung Tunku (representative Lau Weng San) who spoke for the bill, none of the members attending the session debating the bill on remuneration uttered a word of opposition.
“Even at the third stage of reading, they were sitting in the chambers. So they cannot come and say that they don’t agree now,” said Sungai Pinang assemblyperson Teng Chang Khim (left) when met by reporters today.
He said that assemblypersons who oppose the bill should have voiced this in the assembly’s proceedings so that it can be recorded in the Hansard.
In addition, he said Ng has already drafted a letter of authorisation for assemblypersons to sign if they refuse to accept the pay hike.
The letter authorises the state assembly to donate the dissenting assemblyperson’s additional pay to charity.
He told reporters that the hike was not a drastic move, because all assemblypersons, led by Ng, had been arguing for a hike for some time and even Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim has spoken on this for some months.
When contacted, Ng (left) confirmed that he has drafted the letter and has tabled it at the state assembly during the second reading of the Bill on Nov 27.
To a question, he said he will not be handing Azmin the letter because his position did not appear to constitute an outright objection to the pay hike.
However, he said he will do so if Azmin shifts his position to fully oppose it.
Under the new remuneration scheme, monthly salaries for the menteri besar, exco members, assemblypersons, the speaker and her deputy will be increased beginning from Jan 1 next year, ranging from 87 percent to 373 percent.
The menteri besar will be paid RM29,250, up from RM14,175, while assemblypersons will be paid RM11,250 per month, up from the current RM6,000.
Opposition leader agrees with Teng
Agreeing with Teng is Selangor opposition leader Mohd Shamsudin Lias, who said Azmin should have spoken up and questioned the bill in the assembly instead of holding press conferences outside.
“If you look closely, this is not an issue of pay hike but a political issue within PKR - that is what I make of it.
"Azmin has a big political problem between himself and the menteri besar,” added the Sungai Burong assemblyperson.
Meanwhile, backbenchers club deputy chairperson Abdul Rani Osman (right) told reporters that backbenchers are not opposing the pay hike, but were taken aback by it.
“We are surprised to get all this. We will meet the menteri besar again to discuss all this... we do not oppose (the pay hike) but in its aftermath, the responses that are not good...,” he said.
He said the backbenchers will be meeting Khalid when possible to get a detailed explanation, while refusing to comment whether he felt the hike was too high.
At a press conference later, Selangor state assembly speaker Hannah Yeoh said assemblypersons should have made good use of the assembly debate sessions instead of making comments outside the assembly after the pay hike has already become law.
“It has been passed as an enactment, so we have to honour that enactment. The assembly has to be taken seriously as an institution, we can’t pass a law today and then put it on hold.
“If we want to change that (enactment), it must come back as an enactment by the state government,” she added.
She said this would take a 14-day notice period, meaning that a motion can only be tabled in a session next year but thus far, there has been no motion to review the pay hike.
As for Azmin (left), he remained tight-lipped despite the criticisms against him and repeated requests from a group of about 20 reporters for his response at about noon today.
Surrounded by the group of reporters and under a constant barrage of questions, Azmin merely repeatedly said “thank you” as he slowly made his way towards the state assembly annex building’s exit.
“I have already said my piece yesterday, see you next week,” he added, occasionally reminding the reporters not to trip over cables and other furniture while following him.
To a question on whether his working relationship with Khalid is under strain, he curtly replied that the relationship was “extremely good”.- malaysiakini
Listen to state DAP chief, Guan Eng tells Ooi after criticism intensifies...
Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has told Jeff Ooi today to listen to the state DAP chief on matters of administration, breaking his silence over the Jelutong MPs controversial statements this past week.
Guan Eng told Ooi to listen to Penang DAP chairman Chow Kon Yeow.
"Chow represents the party and the state government. As far as Jeff Ooi is concerned, I would suggest he listens to Chow," Lim said when pressed to comment on the issue.
Ooi, the Jelutong MP, has been criticised for his "kucing kurap" remark, which he made when he criticised the state municipal council members.
Chow had earlier this week said Ooi's remark does not reflect the state government nor the party's view of the civil service.
He said it was also unfair that Ooi had called for the resignation of Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) president Datuk Patahiyah Ismail.
Chow had said that it was up to Ooi if he wanted to apologise or retract his remark.
Ooi had of late been critical of the MPPP's performance. He had recently said Patahiyah should resign if she could not perform better than her predecessors.
He also recently uttered "kucing kurap" when he got unhappy with some MPPP officers who could not supply him with data he wanted for solving the illegal hawkers problem in the Jelutong market.
However, the DAP parliamentarian has remained firm that he would not do so.- TMI
Consumers should brace themselves for a 10%-20% hike in electricity tariffs next year.“The quantum (of increase) is not finalised … but anything below 20% is reasonable,” said Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili.