Sunday, June 29, 2014

Wawancara CEO Petronas bukan isu perkauman

Wawancara terbaru Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Petronas Tan Sri Shamsul Azhar Abbas bersama The Edge tidak seharusnya menjadikan satu isu perkauman tetapi isu kebajikan dan pertumbuhan negara. 

Amat menghiburkan sekali melihat bagaimana Perkasa 
dan konco-konconya menjadikan segala-galanya berbaur perkauman, bahkan wawancara CEO Petronas itu sendiri yang menyenaraikan masalah sebenar yang dihadapi syarikat petroleum negara dan turut memberi kesan kepada kebajikan orang ramai pada masa akan datang.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Putrajaya Should Work Closer with NGOs in Combatting Human Trafficking

Last Friday, the U.S State Department downgraded Malaysia, together with Thailand and Venezuela to the lowest “Tier 3” status in its Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Reports, as the world’s worst centers of human trafficking. This came after the State Department found that the Malaysian government has shown no significant effort to comply with the minimum standards for elimination of trafficking.
Such a downgrade is a shame to us as we are dumped into the same category with some of the world’s most lawless, dysfunctional and repressive regimes such as Iran, Syria, Zimbabwe and North Korea. The downgrade may also open up the country to possible U.S sanctions.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Penurunan taraf Malaysia dalam laporan Pemerdagangan Orang (TIP)

Kenyataan media Yeo Bee Yin, ADUN Damansara Utama, pada hari Rabu 25 Jun 2014.

Terlalu sedikit dilakukan Putrajaya dalam memerangi pemerdagangan orang di Malaysia bagi mencegah penurunan taraf dalam laporan Pemerdagangan Orang (TIP).

Jumaat lalu Jabatan Dalam Negeri (State Department) Amerika Syarikat menurunkan taraf Malaysia, bersama-sama Thailand dan Venezuela kepada tahap terendah dalam laporan pemerdangan orang (TIP), menjadikan Malaysia salah satu pusat pemerdangan orang terburuk. Ini berikutan pihak mereka menyedari bahawa kerajaan Malaysia tidak menampakkan sebarang usaha untuk menepati standard minima bagi membanteras pemerdagangan.

Penurunan taraf sedemikian amat memalukan kita lantaran dihumban ke kategori yang serupa dengan beberapa rejim yang paling tidak berfungsi dan menindas termasuk Iran, Syria, Zimbabwe dan Korea Utara. Penurunan taraf tersebut mungkin juga membuka ruang kepada negara untuk dikenakan sekatan-sekatan Amerika Syarikat.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014






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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

CEO KIDEX cuba menggunakan matematik kreatif

Kenyatan Media oleh Yeo Bee Yin, Adun DAP Damansara Utama pada hari Jumaat 13 Jun 2014 di Petaling Jaya.

Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif KIDEX cuba melakukan matematik kreatif untuk menjustifikasi kebolehlaksanaan KIDEX.

Saya merujuk kenyataan terbaru yang dibuat CEO Kidex Sdn Bhd Dr Shahrizuan Shafiei untuk menjelaskan laporan kesan lalun lintas (Traffic Impact Assessment, TIA) [1].

Dalam kenyataannya, beliau menyatakan bahawa KIDEX akan mengurangkan trafik di 16 batang jalan sebanyak 20 ke 30 peratus apabila ia siap sepenuhnya dan 23 batang jalan tempatan sebanyak 20-30 peratus pada tahun 2028. Beliau turut menyenaraikan 5 batang jalan yang mengalami pengurangan tersebut.

Namun saya ingin mengingatkan CEO tersebut bahawa TIA yang dihantar kepada kami oleh KIDEX sendiri meliputi 43 batang jalan. Dan menurut laporan tersebut, daripada 43 jalan itu, terdapat beberapa laluan yang akan mengalami penambahan dan sedikit pengurangan trafik pada kadar berbeza-beza.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Kidex highway will only cut jams by 3% to 5%, according to traffic report

The controversial Kidex elevated highway will only cut traffic congestion by up to 5% in Petaling Jaya when the RM2.4 billion project is completed, according to an early report prepared by its developers.

Selangor DAP lawmakers revealed the preliminary Traffic Impact Assessment (TIA) for the Kinrara-Damansara Expressway (Kidex) today, saying it flies in the face of previous claims by the company's officials that the 14.9km expressway will reduce traffic jams by 20% to 35%.

Damansara Utama state assemblywoman Yeo Bee Yin said today according to the TIA, the highway would reduce congestion on 43 roads in PJ by only 3.05%, ten years after it has been completed by a company owned by an Umno lawyer and the family of former chief justice Tun Zaki Azmi.

When it is completed in 2018, the highway, which would cut through some of the densest parts of PJ, would only ease congestion by 5.84%.

Damansara Utama state assemblywoman Yeo Bee Yin said today according to the TIA, the highway would reduce congestion on 43 roads in PJ by only 3.05%, ten years after it has been completed by a company owned by an Umno lawyer and the family of former chief justice Tun Zaki Azmi. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Faisal Salehhuddin, June 11, 2014.
Yeo said the report conflicted Kidex chief executive officer Datuk Mohamad Nor Idrus' own claims that the highway would bring down total congestion in the PJ area by 20-35%.

"The claim by the Kidex CEO is based on the reduction of congestion on certain roads in PJ. But total congestion overall reduction in PJ is only 3 to 5%" Yeo told reporters at her office in Damansara Utama today.

The report’s findings is expected to spark further questions about the highway's so-called benefits to residents in PJ who are being asked to put up with the pollution and congestion that comes with the highway's construction.

The federal government has given approval "in principle" to Kidex go ahead with the project which will see an elevated highway being built over houses, schools and businesses in PJ as the highway winds its way from Kinrara to Bandar Utama.

Opposition to the project has been stiff from residents who believe it will cause more traffic gridlock, pollute its surroundings and endanger school children.

The preliminary TIA which was made available to the press, showed traffic projections for two different periods – 2018, when the project is scheduled to be completed and 2028, 10 years after its been in place. The estimates were based on traffic along 43 roads in PJ, which includes the area's biggest and busiest.

In 2018, the report estimates that traffic on those 43 roads in PJ would total 1,545,553 passenger car unit (PCU) if Kidex was not built. If Kidex was built, total traffic would be 1,455,310 PCU.

In 2028, the report estimates that there will be 1,917,040 cars in PJ if Kidex was not built. While if the highway was operational, there would be 1,858,531 PCU.

Bukit Gasing assemblyperson Rajiv Rishyakaran, whose constituents were being severely affected by the highway, said the report questions how effective the highway really is at cutting congestion.

"If the pain that everyone has go through because of its construction is so high and the benefit is so low, is it really worth going through with it?"

Other DAP lawmakers also criticised how the project was being implemented, saying that the secrecy surrounding its technical and financial aspects suggests that it was being rushed past public scrutiny.

Bukit Tunku assemblyperson Lau Weng San this could be seen in how the complete traffic, social and environmental impact reports had not been made public more than nine months after the project was approved.

“Either the reports have not been revealed or they have not finished the reports. If they haven’t finished the reports, then it looks like this project is being rushed.”

Lau also said it was unacceptable for the company to claim that documents concerning the highway have been put under the Official Secrets Act.

“There is nothing about this project that threatens national security. It should not be under the OSA.” – June 11, 2014.

Source: The Malaysian Insider

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Friday, June 13, 2014

KIDEX akan memakan kos RM 3 bilion

Kenyataan media oleh Yeo Bee Yin, ADUN Damansara Utama pada hari 8 Jun 2014.

Lebuhraya Kinrara-Damansara (KIDEX) akan memakan kos pembinaan tertinggi untuk setiap kilometer, berbanding laluan bertol lain, dengan jumlah kos melebihi RM 3 bilion.

Lebuhraya KIDEX sepanjang 14.9km akan memakan kos sebanyak RM 2.4 bilion, iaitu RM161 juta bagi setiap satu kilometer. Jadual di bawah menunjukkan kos pembinaan per-kilometer bagi kesemua laluan bertol. Ia menunjukkan bahawa jika KIDEX dibina, kos pembinaan per-kilometer KIDEX adalah yang tertinggi dalam sejarah laluan bertol di Malaysia.

Tambahan pula, jumlah RM 2.4 bilion itu belum pun mengambil kira kos pengambil-alihan tanah.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Putrajaya must justify Kidex record price tag

Media Statement by Yeo Bee Yin, DAP State Assemblywoman of Damansara Utama, on Sunday 8 Jun 2014, in Petaling Jaya.

Kinrara-Damansara Expressway (KIDEX) will incur the highest construction cost per km for tolled roads in Malaysia history, with a total cost of more than RM 3 billion.

If KIDEX is to be constructed, the 14.9km highway with a construction cost of RM2.4 billion, will incur the highest construction cost per km in Malaysia tolled roads history, costing us RM 161 million per km. (See table below for construction cost per km for existing toll roads).

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Insiden rogol bergilir-gilir di Kelantan

Kenyataan media oleh Yeo Bee Yin, Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri Damansara Utama pada hari Selasa, 3 Jun 2014.

Insiden rogol bergilir-gilir di Kelantan adalah isyarat supaya bangkit menangani keganasan yang terhadap kanak-kanak dan wanita yang kian memuncak di Malaysia.

Kami sangat berdukacita dengan berita seorang remaja berusia 15 tahun yang dirogol bergilir-gilir oleh 38 orang lelaki di Ketereh, Kelantan pada 20 Mei 2014. Kes yang begitu tragis menimbulkan gerun wanita di Malaysia yang mungkin pernah melalui pengalaman keganasan yang serupa.

Pihak berkuasa mesti melakukan segala yang ia mampu untuk membawa mereka yang bertanggungjawab dalam kes ini ke muka pengadilan.

Kejadian keganasan seksual terhadap anak bawah umur ini juga mengingatkan kita kepada trend peningkatan keganasan terhadap kanak-kanak dan wanita di Malaysia yang semakin menjadi-jadi.

Menurut Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat, bilangan kes penderaan kanak-kanak telah meningkat antara 2,789 pada tahun 2009 menjadi 3,428 pada tahun 2011 dan 3,831 pada tahun 2012.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Gang-rape in Kelantan a wake up call to address violence against women and children

Media Statement by Yeo Bee Yin, DAP State Assemblywoman for Damansara Utama on Tuesday 2 Jun 2014.

Recent gang-rape incident in Kelantan is a wake-up call for us to tackle increasing violence against children and women in Malaysia.

We are deeply saddened by the news of a 15 year-old teenage girl who was gang-raped by 38 men in Ketereh, Kelantan on 20 May 2014. Such a tragic case sends shiver down the spines of many Malaysian women, who may also be subjected to similar violence.  

We urge the authorities to go all out to bring the inhumane perpetrators of this case to justice according to the laws.