Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Selangor to investigate all water disruptions

Selangor to investigate all water disruptions 

17 February, 2015

yeo bee yin kidexThe Selangor state government will be calling for a hearing with relevant water concessionaires over the shutdown of the Semenyih water treatment plant, which led to some 450,000 households with dry taps recently.
In addition, it will also be investigating all future water disruptions in the state.
Selangor Raw Water Management Special Select Committee chairman Yeo Bee Yin in a statement today said the committee will call Sungai Semenyih WTP operator Konsortium ABASS, Lembaga Urus Air Selangor (LUAS), Jabatan Alam Sekitar and Syabas to explain the shut down of the plant. 
“We will conduct a hearing next week to investigate the shut down of Sungai Semenyih water treatment plant. We are disappointed with the sudden shut down of the plant due to contamination, which has caused water disruptions four districts of Selangor – Petaling, Hulu Langat, Kuala Langat and Sepang,” she said.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Putting an End to Kidex: In Response to Azmin's Announcement

Finally a decision on Kidex was made. Below is our joint statement responding to the cancellation. We've been following-up with the issue since end of 2013. This is the photo in our press conference to call the work ministry to consider public transport alternative back in April 2014. 

Joint Media Statement by Rajiv Rishyakaran, Yeo Bee Yin, Ng Sze Han and Lau Weng San, State Assemblypersons of Bukit Gasing, Damansara Utama, Kinrara and Kampung Tunku on 16th February 2015. 

With YAB Azmin Ali's pronouncement putting an end to the proposed Kidex highway, which is bypassing the heart of Petaling Jaya, we are one with the residents of our affected constituencies who are thankful that this issue has finally come to a close. 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Baseless to Relate Women Attire with Rape

Media Statement by Yeo Bee Yin, Chairwoman of DAP Wanita Petaling Jaya Utara Division and State Assemblywoman for Damansara Utama on Saturday 14 February 2015. (Malay and Chinese translations below) 

Statistics shown that it is baseless to claim that rape correlates with women attire.

Recent JAIS sermon correlating women attire to rape and the disagreement of DAP Wanita Chief Chong Eng followed by the involvement of police have sparked the debate on whether women should make certain choice of dress to avoid being raped.  

Tidak berasas untuk mengaitkan rogol dengan pemakaian wanita

Kenyataan media oleh Yeo Bee Yiin, Pengerusi Wanita DAP Petaling Jaya Utara dan ADUN Damansara Utama, pada hari Jumaat 13 Februari 2015.

Statistik menunjukkan bahawa adalah tidak berasas untuk mengaitkan rogol dengan pemakaian wanita

Khutbah terbaru oleh JAIS yang mengaitkan pemakaian wanita dengan jenayah rogol, serta bantahan Ketua Wanita DAP Chong Eng dan diikuti penglibatan pihak polis telah mencetuskan perdebatan tentang sama ada wanita perlu membuat pilihan pemakaian tertentu bagi mengelak daripada dirogol.

Sekiranya dakwaan menutup aurat untuk mengelak dirogol itu benar, maka kita pastinya boleh melihat trend sedemikian di negeri-negeri di Malaysia, di mana negeri yang lebih konservatif di Malaysia mencatatkan bilangan kes rogol yang lebih rendah berbanding negeri yang lebih urban.

Menggunakan angka-angka terkini kes rogol mengikut negeri[1] serta populasi setiap negeri[2], kami telah mengira angka kes rogol bagi setiap 100,000 daripda populasi seperti rajah di bawah. Negeri yang menduduki tangga teratas adalah Negeri Sembilan, Kelantan, Perlis dan Kedah dengan 20.6, 20, 18.7 dan 17.64 kes rogol bagi setiap 100,000 daripada populasi. Negeri-negeri paling urban di Malaysia seperti Pulau Pinang, Selangor dan Kuala Lumpur berada di tangga paling bawah dengan kadar 11.47, 11.41 dan 9.28 kes rogol bagi setiap 100,000 daripada populasi.