Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Who’s behind Jamal Yunos?

Media Statement by Yeo Bee Yin, ADUN for Damansara Utama on Wednesday 22 March 2017 in Petaling Jaya.

Yesterday I received calls from the reporters that Jamal Yunos has lodged a police report against me on the management of Skim Mesra Usia Emas (SMUE) fund. This is a false allegation against me.



Nothing to Hide

I’ve taken a look at the video and picture of his press conference yesterday. The document that he hold in his hand is the exact document that can prove that we have submited all the necessary documents to the land office for check and balance.

The last column are the dates of documents recoup, which means that we’ve disbursed the fund and the signed receipts by the beneficiaries together with the copies of the identify cards of the beneficiaris and the deceased as well as the death certificate of the deceased have been submitted to the land office. 

He challenged me to show the proof and deny the allegation. Here’s the proof. I am showing here 10 ring files with the supporting documents of all the SMUE payments we made. If the files are stacked on top of each other, it will be more than 75cm high! (picture above) 

We are open, transparent and have nothing to hide. We showed not only the account but the receipts and all the relevant documents of the SMUE payments we made. Can Jamal Yunus apply the same standard to 1MDB? Can 1MDB and its subsidiaries do the same by opening up its accounts? And not only the accounts, but also each payment they made?

嘉玛背后的老板究竟是谁?

百乐镇州议员杨美盈于2017322日(星期三)在八打灵再也所发布的媒体文告。

我在昨天接到来自记者的电话,说嘉玛已经针对乐龄亲善计划(Skim Mesra Usia Emas, SMUE)基金向警方投报我。这是一个针对我严重的指控 。


公开账目反驳污蔑 

我已经看了他昨天记者会的照片和视频。其实他手里的文件正可以证明我们已经呈上所有所需的文件给土地局审查。文件的最后一栏是所需文件收回的日期,这表示我们已经把款项分发出去,而有受益人签名的收据联同受益人及亡故者的身份证还有亡故者的死亡证明书也已经呈上给土地局。

嘉玛挑战我提出证据否认这个指控。所以,今天我在这里出示十个文件夹,里面有我们付给受益人的每笔款项的收据和相关文件。这文件叠起来高过75公分!(上图)

我们是公开、透明和无所隐瞒的。我们不只是可以向你们出示账目,我们也可以出示我们所支付的每一笔款项的收据及相关文件。嘉玛是否也能以同样的标准套用在一马公司上?一马公司和其子公司是否也能公开它的账目呢?不单是账目,还有他们所支付的每一笔款项?


成为嘉玛攻击对象的原因?

Saturday, March 18, 2017

罗斯玛应该辞职:这和学术资格

百乐镇州议员杨美盈于2017316日在八打灵再也所发布的媒体文告。

罗斯玛应该辞职:这和学术资格无关

罗斯玛的助理里查曼梳说,他上司的学术资格让她有资格成为国家学前教育计划(PERMATA)的顾问。倘若学术资格真的是成为衡量一个人是否有资格成为顾问的标准,那么他是否在表示在教育部或妇女、家庭及社区发展部的芸芸公务员当中,没有人比罗斯玛更能胜任这个职位?这是对马来西亚公共服务的奇耻大辱。

罗斯玛可以成为PERMATA顾问的唯一原因,就是因为她是首相夫人。假如去浏览PERMATA的网站,不难发现网站的关注点都是罗斯玛而不是儿童。

罗斯玛应该辞去PERMATA顾问的职位

百乐镇州议员杨美盈于2017315日(星期三)在八打灵再也所发布的媒体文告:

倘若罗斯玛不明白公帑问责的意义,那么她应该辞去国家学前教育计划(PERMATA)顾问的职位 。

罗斯玛昨天再次表示人们不应该质问国家学前教育计划(PERMATA),还有那些质问的人是在“政治化”这个课题[1]

我要提醒她,针对受纳税人的钱所资助的政府机构寻求澄清并不是在“政治化”,这是公共检视和问责。她似乎忘了PERMATA所使用的公帑,是来自所有辛勤工作的马来西亚人民向布城所缴纳的血汗钱。所以马来西亚人民有权力检视PERMATA计划是如何运作,还是“问责”对她来说是一个太陌生的概念?

没有人质疑马来西亚发展学前教育的需要,但我们为何要在首相署之下成立另一个机构并由首相夫人担任顾问?为什么不是民选的首相夫人,可以在政府担任如此重要的职位?

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Malaysia Needs More Women in Politics

Many people think that men and women are already equal in Malaysia since women can go to school, go to work and have the right to vote and contest in elections. Nevertheless, there is still much room for improvement to close the gender gap in Malaysia.

World Economic Forum (WEF) publishes Global Gender Gap Index Report every year to assess the gender gap by countries, “according to how well they are leveraging their female talent pool, based on economic, educational, health-based and political indicators.” In 2016, the report ranks Malaysia 106 out of 144 countries in the world, putting us behind not only Western countries but even Kazakhstan (51), Azerbajian (86), Tajikistan (93), Bangladesh (72), India (87), China (99) Indonesia (88), Vietnam (65), Thailand (71) and Brunei (103). Despite no apparent formal barrier, direct discrimination and a complex pattern of hidden barriers prevent women in Malaysia from achieving their full potential in economy and politics.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Women Empowerment Benefits All in Malaysia

Media Statement by Yeo Bee Yin, ADUN for Damansara Utama and Nalina Nair, Secretary of DAP Wanita Selangor on #KamiLayak #KamiSokong Campaign in Petaling Jaya on Thursday 2 March 2017.

The International Women’s Day on March 8 marks the celebration of women and our role in society, political arena, work places and in families. This year in conjunction with International Women’s Day, we join forces to organize a month long campaign entitled “#KamiLayak #KamiSokong” to raise awareness about women’s rights in Malaysia as well as to run workshops that provide practical skills to women. (See below for the list of organizers that participate in the campaign.)


Many people think that men and women are already equal in Malaysia since women can go to school, work as well as have the right vote and be voted. Nevertheless, there is still much room for improvement to close the gender gap in Malaysia.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

林吉祥是一个“坏人”?!我眼中的林吉祥

我的儿时记忆:林吉祥是一个坏人

我成长在一个叫峇都安南的小镇,就读于华校,学校里的核心价值观无非就是顺从和勤奋。在我整个小学和中学时期里,我经常以为老师、课本、国营电视台的新闻和报章里所说的都是正确的。我将整本历史课本背诵起来(是的,这是一个怪咖会做的事!),我真的相信我所读的都是真实的历史。我小时候很少阅读报章,但每当我阅报时,我只看头版标题。我也不在乎观看电视新闻,但每当我看新闻时,它都是在TVB晚间节目之前或之后播映的新闻(我在儿时曾经喜欢看TVB剧集)。

然而,我也从主流报章和电视新闻那里得知一些琐碎的资料,我是由此知道林吉祥的,并对他有看法。我猜想关于人类的一个奇妙的事情就是,我们对任何事物都有看法不管我们收集到的资料有多少。

对我来说,在那个时候,林吉祥是一个坏人,就像安华那样。火箭是一个麻烦制造者。我甚至都记不起那个火箭党的全名。我经常好奇为什么我儿时最好的朋友的父母都投票给民主行动党——那些坏人。从这里你可以看到,主流媒体的洗脑确实对儿时和青少年时期的我很有效

几年后,我去上大学,然后到国外工作和深造,我开始改观——历史课本不一定正确、报章和电视新闻并没有告诉我全部真相,还有政府当然不是圣人,它也并不是全知的!但即使在那个时候,我也不大关注马来西亚政治,虽然我会投票给在野党;我对民主行动党和包括林吉祥在内的领袖抱持着中立的看法。

和许多人不一样,林吉祥不是我的儿时英雄


Monday, February 20, 2017

Lim Kit Siang is a “bad guy”?! Seeing Lim Kit Siang from My Eyes.

My childhood memory: Lim Kit Siang is a "bad guy"! 

I grew up in a small town called Batu Anam and studied in chinese schools, where the core values were to be obedient and hardworking. Throughout my primary and secondary schools, I always thought that what teachers, textbooks, RTM news and newspaper said were always right. I memorized the whole history textbooks (yes, that's what a nerd do!) believing that what I read was the real history. I rarely read newspaper, but when I did, I would read only the headlines. I also didn’t bother much about watching TV news, but when I did, it would just be part of it as the news was before or after the TVB evening shows (I used to like to watch TVB drama during childhood days.

However, from the little things I knew from the mainstream newspapers and TV news, I did know about Lim Kit Siang and had an opinion on him. I guess that’s the amazing thing about human being, we always have an opinion on just about anything based on the information we gather, no matter how little it is. 

To me, at that period of time, Lim Kit Siang was a “bad guy”, just like Anwar Ibrahim. The “rocket” was a trouble-maker. I couldn’t even remember the full name of “that rocket party”. I always wondered why the parents of my childhood best friend voted for DAP - those “bad people”.  (Mainstream media brain-washing really worked on me during my childhood and teenage days.) 

As the years went by, I went to the university, then worked and studied overseas, my view began to change – history text books were not necessarily correct, the newspaper and TV news were not telling me the full truth and the government surely was not saint and did not know it all! But even then, I wasn’t that into Malaysian politics although I would vote for the opposition; I had a neutral view on DAP and the leaders including Lim Kit Siang. 

Unlike many people, Lim Kit Siang had never been my "childhood hero”.

With LKS at one of the DAP fund-raising dinners