Thursday, March 27, 2008

Khir praises me?

The former Menteri Besar and possible new Opposition Leader in the Selangor State Assembly, Dato Seri Dr Mohd Khir bin Toyo, praises me, inter alia, for having been an "effective opposition leader with lots of experience" in the Malaysiakini interview today.
Obviously, he has an axe to grind. He would not have had allowed me to be suspended for 30 months and the allowances be stripped off for 18 months if he had truly appreciated my role and my experience in the assembly.
Doesn't he forget that my symbolic act of protest of putting the Standing Order into the waste paper bin was done merely to protest the abuse of power by the then Speaker, Tan Sri Onn Ismail, for not allowing me to table my no confidence motion again Khir although I had duly notified the Speaker in accordance with the provisions of the Standing Order?



The report by the Malaysiakini is as follows:-

"Khir's challenge: Declare assets
Andrew Ong Mar 27, 08 3:05pm

Former Selangor menteri besar Dr Mohd Khir Toyo has challenged his successor Khalid Ibrahim and his state executive councillors to declare their assets.

Mohd Khir was responding to Khalid’s recent revelation that there were reservations by some exco members on the matter.

"Before the elections, they (opposition parties) promised that they would declare their assets. I want them to declare now... if they cannot, that would be very unfortunate for the people of Selangor," said Mohd Khir during a phone interview today.

In an interview carried by Malaysiakini yesterday, Khalid said that he would "most likely" compel his exco members to declare their assets publicly.

However, he added that there were reservations by some exco members who do not want their shareholding information to be made public due to "family reasons".

Mohd Khir said that up until now, neither one of the new state governments had compelled their public office bearers to declare their assets, contrary to pledges made prior to the elections.

"All these opposition leaders should declare their assets and their debts. If they have settled their debts, tell us where the money came from," he said.

Two figures which Mohd Khir paid particular interest to, in regards to debts, was Khalid and newly appointed exco member Dr Hassan Ali.

Mohd Khir said previously, he and his exco members had to declare their assets to the Chief Secretary to the Government once every two years.

‘Inexperienced’ MB

On Khalid’s proposal to implement a RM9 monthly levy for each foreign worker in Selangor, Mohd Khir said such a scheme would come under the purview of the federal government and not the state government.

"The first thing he needs to understand is the different powers of the federal and state governments. He should also thoroughly learn the state constitution and laws.

"He has shown signs of an inexperienced menteri besar who did not investigate matters thoroughly," said the former two-term Selangor chief executive.

Khalid, who has come under fire from various groups over the proposal, had said that the RM9 levy was for the purpose of weaning employers from foreign workers.

He also proposed that the collected levy, which is estimated to reach RM150 million annually, would be used for skills training programmes for youths as a means of tackling unemployment.

On Khalid’s announcement that the new state government would pursue its predecessors ‘zero-squatters’ policy, Mohd Khir said that it was due recognition of the previous government’s policy.

"Our zero squatters policy was the best in the world. Many foreign governments had sought my help in order to emulate a similar system in their respective countries.

"PKR on the hand were playing politics. It was only after they were in power they realised what we were doing in the past," he stressed.

‘Teng sidelined’

In the case of Kampung Berembang, Khir said the state government had provided options for squatters to buy affordable and proper housing.

"Last time they were against the policy. Wan Azizah (PKR president) stayed there and gave tents to encourage the people to go against us. But now they seem to be emulating our policy," he added.

Asked about the Kampung Berembang issue, Khalid said the state government would "revisit" the issue, adding that he would try to accommodate both the wishes of the squatters as well as the developer.

Developers Perspektif Masa Sdn Bhd, in collaboration with state-owned Permodalan Nasional Selangor Bhd (PNSB), had sought to forcibly remove Kampung Berembang residents to make way for development projects last year.

Residents however are asserting claim to compensation as they have lived on the land since 1960s with consent from the Selangor government as evident in provision of electricity, water and other amenities by the authorities.

On veteran DAP opposition leader and Sungai Pinang assemblyperson Teng Chang Khim, Mohd Khir agreed that he had been sidelined in the appointment of exco positions.

"Teng is very senior and I respect him because he was a very effective opposition leader with lots of experience. In contrast, Ean Yong (Hian Wah) is only 29 years old. Why was he (Teng) sidelined?" asked Mohd Khir."

47 comments:

Damocles said...

Well, now that he is in the opposition, the BR can give him back a dose or even doses of his own medicine at every opportunity.
See whether he still smirks!!
Also, start digging for misdeeds under his watch and prosecute him to the fullest extent of his wrongdoing!
WIPE THE SMILE FROM HIS FACE!

Hsi Ling said...

everyone praises you, everyone loves you, except those who are less intelligent than you but yet envious of you...and too bad they are your comrades.

Anonymous said...

Way to go Teng. This is the diffrent between "doing thing" and "not doing thing". People like you whom "doing thing" for the rakyat will be remember always. I am your supporter forever. Hope DAP will appreicate member like you, else, here gone my support to DAP as well.

Jarod said...

hahaha! he is doing some shoes polishing..why huh? afraid that u will find his Treasure ah>? hahaha! GO GO GO!

ZhouYL said...

Teng, be strong. Be stronger than your enemy. He is trying to sow hatred between DAP supporter. He will soon pay for the crime he commit.

Anonymous said...

Khir Toyo just intend to create problem, will you think that the praises come from his heart? Remember to teach him a lesson in the assembly house soon.

Gan said...

Khir is a "kan sin", so of course he's wants to cucuk lah ...

Gan said...

Oops ... forgot to mention.

Although the court has ruled on the Bukit Cahaya "stolen" land - is there any other recourse for the rakyat's MPs to seek further damages eg revive case?

I thought the courts judgement was pathetic as compared to the gravity of the offence.

陈志成 said...

長歌正氣重來讀,我比前賢路已寬

Product of the system said...

Maybe he's trying to get into your good books just in case you do end up as speaker of the state assembly.

He can only pray that you'll won't send him out of the assembly when he starts talking nonsense then.

Oh well, we'll see.

Just don't be deceived by his words.

ck said...

YB Teng, please give that guy a broom for "praising" you!

Anonymous said...

We all love you, respect you, protect you, forget about Khir Toyo. May god bless you and family. Are you going back to Johor for "ching bing"?

Poh Hau said...

YB Teng,
I have to agree with Khir Toy that Khalid needs to get all the Exco members to declare their assets. No lame excuse of "family reasons" to avoid from declaring their assets. Some of them were former members of UMNO ...so we need to see all of them come clean including Khalid. If not no point of supporting Opposition to lead Selangor

ycg said...

Toyol is trying to work his way into your brain, with bad intention. Dare he mention declaration of assets by the government officers. Mahai, really tau sek em mat cuey!

Anonymous said...

Teng, you know we all support you... so don't bother about what ppl said (good or bad). We trust you & you won't fall into the trap set......

Anonymous said...

Don't believe in Khir Toyo's words.He is trying to curry favour from you and his hidden misdeeds would be reveal once the new MB has the solid evidence against his previous administration.He is in deep shit and this type of people should be put behind bars for his previous actions.

Anonymous said...

again this is politic and unfair decision has been made against u. i feel sad.. hope u can continue work with rakyat :)
keep iu up..

Choo, Melaka

Shin said...

I want to tell Dato Seri Dr Mohd Khir bin Toyo, "today is today, yesterday was yesterday". Although BN's lost is a very big impact to u but please please accept the facts. Now Selangor Government is BR not BN. Also, u would never learn, sacrifice and act like Mr. Teng although u r an Opposition Leader of Selangor. If you would then next general election I will migrate to..... wherever u represent n I will "undi lah Barisan National".

Anonymous said...

The world is sometimes unfair, because --->
people who love you always > people who jealous of you! God bless you!

Anonymous said...

从报章上知道你的blog, 我已把它传给我所认识的朋友了,包括新闻从业员,希望他们能看到。搞了半天,尽一点棉力。
YB 加油。像梅花一样,愈冷愈坚强!你不得不坚强,人民需要你。

Anonymous said...

YB ,想想如何突围吧!摔跤了,我们也会觉得你帅!

古人不得志,怨怨自艾,郁郁寡欢,投江了绝。新新人类不得志,想想如何突围吧。

天将降大任于斯人也,必先历其心志,锻其筋骨。

Anonymous said...

Dear YB Teng! As a resident of Klang, I salute you! Hope you'll continue your great job and we'll support you all the time!

*PS: Really hope road conditions here can be improved though =)

Anson Ang said...

I was hoping you to become one of the EXCO member with your seniority & competency. Nevertheless, it seem like your leader only know how to reward a staunch brownoser. Too bad!!!

Coming back to Dr Toyo with his "wonderful comments" Just take it as compliment. He really cracks me up. Perhaps he can start his showbiz and ended up with someone like Dave Letterman or Jay Leno.

Anonymous said...

My aunty also said you are tall and smart when ahe first saw you in the "teow chew" association caligraphy contest. And, you are also my uncle's idol! Wa seh man, this is really a new era for you! You are now not only state assemblyman, but also superstar! Hooray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the egg, Klang

Anonymous said...

YB Teng,
Your are really cool(can keep so quietly here which drive all the readers merry go round) and the cooler you are, the more you become famous, no matter where you are, everybody still support you,YEAH, keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Teng

Just get over the bottom line; and move on.

Mr. Smith said...

Teng,
I have great admiration for you and your commitment to Truth, Justice and Fair play.
I first heard you speak in impeccable Bahasa at one Keadilan cerahmah in 1999.
You are also advanced in your thoughts and stand on issues.
Keep up your good work. What matters is your integrity, to live by your principles and do what is right.
You are on the right track and many budding politicians can learn from you.

Anonymous said...

俗语有说:“政坛上无永远的敌人”。KT是否真心为你打抱不平,只有他才最清楚,重要的是坚持你的信念。
明晚于"皇室干政”讲座会上见!

Anonymous said...

Mr Teng,
i have great respect for you as i have read your numerous reports on the happening in the previous BN govt.

keep you cool, keep working like you have always done. Your hard work will one day be appreciated.

Makkal Sakti Subra

Poh Hau said...

From Sinchew:
"對此,鄧章欽表示,他加入行動黨並不是為了做官而來,如果有這個機會,他會好好利用這個奉獻力量;若無機會,也要以平常心接受。
“對我來說,我從來沒有要求過任何職位,因此,我並不擔心會失去議長這個職位。”
他指出,他有這個才能而沒能被國家採納,他並沒有任何損失,而是社會的損失。"

YB Teng,
This is so true...it's the country lost that a capable leader like you were not selected. You have the quality to even become a Prime Minister of Malaysia. But I guess the mentality of most people in Malaysia has yet to be changed to appreciate a talent like you. Sad goes to all the talents that migrated to overseas.

Anonymous said...

YB Teng,
Eventhough we are not from your state(from Sarawak), but we salute you for your ability and capability and you are our superstar and also Malaysian Political Idol, we want to give you wholehearted support in every sense you are dedicated to, Hooray............
I have the same feeling when I listen to the song and reading your news online or newspapers and I would like to attach the website and hope you will enjoy it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9VaF-7YMY8

Anonymous said...

Thank god that you are here for us, don't migrate! God bless you!

mei1 said...

难分真与假,人面多险诈
几许有共享荣华,檐畔水滴不分差
无知井里蛙,徙望添声价
空得意目光如麻,谁料金屋变败瓦
命里有时终须有,命里无时莫强求
雷声风雨打,何用多惊怕
心公正白壁无瑕,行善积德最乐也
命里有时终须有,命里无时莫强求
人比海里沙,毋用多牵挂
君可见漫天落霞,名利息间似雾化 x2

《Imagine》唱出人民的心声,《浪子心声》则为你从政的心声……
这届大选让大家都上了许多宝贵的课堂,即使与《Imagine》里的境界还有好一段距离,至少这是个好的开始。

miko said...

‘Teng sidelined’ ...at least this is true & thats what we in Klang felt too !! ..Keep up the good work, Teng !!

Anonymous said...

路还是很长,有时还真不能发表太多意见,免得被有心人死咬不放,牙齿很利。。。。
我们永远支持帅气,勇敢,敢做敢当的邓章钦州议员。。。我今年才十九岁,所以你不用担心年轻人不支持你。。。有些人士还是不明白姜是老的辣,如斯简单的道理。。。。我们明白就好。。。。

Anonymous said...

我倒没有忘记或看漏 YB Teng在行动党获胜时,曾劝勉过,“现在我们是“执政党”,说话方式、处理事情方式,(应〕跟过去不同。”

本人非政治人物也能明白固中道理也。

希望其他新官不耻下问、多听老人言,且圆滑、圆满处理民生问题,别惹怒他人而丢了官,当了党。

5年..好好策划、把握。

Anonymous said...

我们都在等待..。虽然他说过了,但我们还是..

如果马来西亚够民主,YB Teng 绝对有做首相的能力!

Anonymous said...

Dear YAB
Don't forget, once a toyol, always a toyol. He has learnt from the master TDM. He is after all a pet of TDM. No need to give him a broom, he already has one attached to him, above & bottom of his lips. It's a double sided broom!!!

Anonymous said...

当我看到记者很关心地询问卡立雪州议长一事,但是很明显卡立和林冠英对此事始终三缄其口。我觉得他们的做法很不尊重。。。。。(有就说有,没有就说没有〕
还有,如果你当上议长,不是不能看你在国会发言和揭发那些贪官污吏,不过假设你当上议长,我相信你绝对不会当个“乖乖牌”议长,因为那不是邓章钦作风。。。

如果你当不上议长,我们千封连书上告行动党。。。。(可能你不在乎官职,但是人民在乎,人民要的是会做事的人。。〕

你为行动党做很多事,给了全马人民很多很多的“真相”。。。

你现在必须面对这个看起来不是很好的局势,(小人与女人的局势〕
但是你不是独自一人面对,你有广大的支持者,甚至还有马来fans叻~~~我们一路挺你到最后。。。。

你有空就去佳礼论坛逛逛,那里有很多“非法政客”。。。

http://chinese3.cari.com.my/myforum/viewthread.php?tid=1141311&extra=page%3D1

这个贴子是写你的哦。。。可以看看一般人的表面式想法。。。

Anonymous said...

can't wait for 22nd meeting

all the best

Anonymous said...

如马华达成共识, 退出国阵,最好加入行动党, 达成50年前“马来西亚华人一条心”的政治奋斗目标,那商榷筹码必大不同。

这不是华人的理想吗??好好考虑。

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, YB Teng,
Where have you been recently? I realised that you haven't updated your blog and hope you are fine and busy with your work. God Bless.

Anonymous said...

算是守得云开见明月吧,还是吹逆向气候风的关系?
可以和你交手的人翁诗杰、魏家祥都升官了。
三零八之后的的风云续变,对你而言一切似只是吹皱一池春水,乎干卿底事。
而你还是专心的化身为一只专抓巨鼠的山猫,只是在姜太公的咒语之后,山猫
化身为御猫了,那以后被猎的该不止是巨鼠而也会有各类前年道行的妖兽。
预先给你这位准侯任雪州議長小小的祝福:《过关斩将,傲骨长存》

bayi said...

Memang Dato' Khir Toyo ada udang di sebalik batu. Dia hendak membelahkan Pakatan Rakyat yang telah menubuh kerajaan negeri Selangor.

TsuChong said...

Congratulations on your appointment as the speaker!

Anak Penang, Anak Asia said...

YB Teng,

If Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim became the 6th Malaysian PM, who should be his deputy ?

Visit sonofpenang.blogspot.com for the survey.

atukbapaanakorgselangor said...

What Khir Toyo should do is shuddup his big mouth and start doing some real 'work'.... stop wasting time, stop wasting tax payer's money by issuing nonsensical statements.