Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Sworn in as Speaker



I have sworn in as Speaker of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly this morning. All the Selangor State Assemblymen and Assemblywomen, except Sdr Manoharan who is still under the ISA detention, and their spouses attended the ceremony which took about two and a half hour to complete.

Much attention was on whether I would wear the Songkok (heargear) and the ceremonial robe after taking the oath of office. Well, I did. I have already explained why we have to change our position before the swearing in of the State Exco members last month. It should not be an issue any more.

I look forward to bringing reform and changes to the legislature in line with the policy of the new government to bring about transparency and accountability to the state adminstration under the leadership of Tan Sri Dato Khalid bin Ibrahim, the Menteri Besar.


76 comments:

Jon-C said...

Congrats YB! Looking forward to you putting the state assembly back in order. All the best in your new role.

Poh Hau said...

YB Teng,
Congratulations! Although I hope you could contribute more being an Exco post but nevertheless you're still able to be "Bau Qing Tian" by acting fair to all for the speaker post.
Btw, I would like to encourage you to post all the events like ceramah, discussion event or gathering so that we could participate. For eg, the event you're participating this coming saturday at Wisma Teng Chin klang. Hear from u
Tan

Khoo said...

Congrat YB Teng!!!We are proud of you!!

sebol said...

Tahniah.

I'm just wonder, who will do the ADUN job is an ADUN become speaker.

Anonymous said...

祝贺邓议长,希望今后可以带领雪州能够往前迈进,减少犯罪,提升经济,维护社会和谐

Anonymous said...

恭喜x2,祝愿精益求精,更商用层楼!

Gan said...

Kiong Hee Kiong Hee ...

We are all so happy for you and indirectly for ourselves too, as, we have confidence that you will do your very best and by what is right for the people, state and the country.

Ee Lu Soon Fong ...

Anonymous said...

Congratulations YB.I am proud to see you sworn in as the Speaker of the Selangor Legislative Assembly.Keep up the good work and I'm sure DAP is walking proud of you to be in the history book for the first Chinese in the Selangor State Assembly as the Speaker for the state.Syabas!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations !
Bermajulah Selangor !

Anonymous said...

恭喜! 恭喜!!太开心了。

Anonymous said...

邓章钦议长诞生了。。。加油。。。政府机构的确要加强透明度与公正。。。恭喜恭喜。。。不用对“戴宋谷”的事情介意,人要懂的变通,重要的还是对人民的服务。。。。好象有很多“反对党国阵议员”认同邓议长先前的贡献,他们是在自打嘴巴,什么本事都没有,只会玩小把戏。。。。加油。。。。

Anonymous said...

congrats YB Teng!

After months of speculations why you are not and ex-co, the justification is even better now. You're the SPEAKER now!

Hope you keep an the aseemblyman in check, both current and opposition and make Selangor the pride of Malaysia of a just, caring, innovative and prosperous state.

sololist said...

Bravo, so you are Speaker DUN now. Sometime i wonder how it will be during the 1st persidangan, as your sitting position will be changed. I used to see you sitting alone on one side during the past persidangan, debating bravely with many YB BN. But now you won’t be sitting on the left or right but on the very top, looking and taking care of the other 55, so you are not alone. I always believe “everything have good and bad”, you have gained promotion but you can not debate. I am sure it won’t be an interesting debate without you in the future. Anyway, I wish you good luck on your new post as Speaker.

Anonymous said...

Congra YB Teng!

But there is alot of cleaning work to do!!! Hurry up.

Put away those 'sampah-s' to the correct dustbin so it can be forever 'disposed'.

Anonymous said...

YB Teng,

Congratulations on your appointment as Speaker of the Sgor State Legislative Assembly.

The only time I heard you speak was during Hannah Yeoh's ceramah in USJ12. Your cat and mouse analogy still lingers on.....

lilly of the valley said...

YB Teng,
We were so happy to see you in the tv news at 8pm that you had sworn in as Speaker of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly this morning, you are the first Chinese to be the speaker ever since the post existed, yeah.......... Hooray, Malaysians cheer for you and wish you could stretch out to your best, we are all beside you and around you and give you full support. Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Sdr Teng,
Whether you are donning a songkok or not is not an issue for me.
It's just a matter of respect to the Rulers and the Selangor State protocol.

What matters to me that you must look forward and do not fail the people of Selangor who has voted for Pakatan Rakyat.

All the best and hope to see a more progessive Selangor state.

陈志成 said...

Much attention was on whether I would wear the Songkong (heargear) and the ceremonial robe after taking the oath of office.

Well, I did.

-----------------------------------
Proud of you.

Anonymous said...

酷SPEAKER...別忘了打造一流的議會!

boon loi said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Hopefully Johor will change government next time.

OMGGosh said...

YB Teng Chang Khim

Congratulation to you as Speaker of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly .
You make the Klang people proud of you.

Shin said...

Dear YB Teng,

Congratulation! Although I agree Selangor new Opposition Leader Mohd Khir and many people said your current position is really wasted to yourself, Klang resident even whole Selangor people and government. But at least you are recognized by Selangor new government entrusted as Speaker of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly. I am very sure you will do your perfect job to Selangor. We are proud of you!

Gan said...

Hi Teng,

Told my mum (73 years old) about your appointment, she's absolutely pleased for you.

Told her about my comment to you - she says "Ee Lu Soon Fong" is incorrect - should read as "Ee Lu Chern Kong" ... so "Ee Lu Chern Kong" !!

P.S. Who says senior citizens are no concerned about politics? My mum was running around with us tracking down the ceramahs ... cheers to all the great mothers !!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! See you in Hokkien Association tonight!

Anonymous said...

Congratulation.

charis14 said...

Congratulations. Wishing you great success in lifting Selangor DUN out of the feudal era.

KH said...

Congratulations Mr. Teng!! Jia yiu!!

vee said...

Congratulation to you!!! We all feels so proud & happy for you. The Songkong issue...who cares! Only a dress code. We will give full support all the way.

micheal34f said...

Congratulations,YB Teng.

Your effort finally will be deserves.

We hope we won't lost a fairable voices even you became as a speaker in Selangor state assembly.

Cheers!!!

Hi&Lo said...

Sdr Teng,

Congrats on your elevation to Speaker of DUN Selangor.

I have every confidence you will discharge your duty with fairness and dignity as you had been a victim many times under the Toyo administration.

Jarod said...

Congratulation!

You Look good in Speaker Uniform!
May sure the proceeding is good as well!

Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

ok ma, YB, smart looking here. cheers. keep up the good work~~

Anonymous said...

Dear YB,

2 recent events really moved my heart. LGE who was ISA twice became a CM.

Wee Choo Keong, for so long victimised by a dodgy legal process, got back big time by being able to attend the Lingam thingy then got re-elected.

Now there is a 3rd event that warm my heart. Congratulations, from being singled out and banned from Dewan Negeri, now you are holding the pole seat.

May I convey my heartfelt congratulations to you. I bid you good health, successful stint in discharging your responsibilites and happiness always.

Regards
Lee Wee Tak

Anonymous said...

You look good with the Songkok la.
Im sure many ladies out there are drooling looking at ur pic.

Headgear is very universal. Every country and region has their own. You are simply wearing a headgear that has been adopted here in Malaysia reflecting its tradition. A songkok has nothing to do with religion.

All the Best. Cheers
Habib RAK

Anonymous said...

Wah seh man...smart la you!

Congratulaitons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

YB Teng, 你说得对极了,: “今后盼各造在州议会内提出“负责任及有建设性的言谈”。

大家少说废话,赶快做功课吧!当心议长丢下“令”牌。

yeah!

Anonymous said...

“傲气长存!”

you look great! we love you so ..much!

Gan said...

Hi Teng,

Khir Toyo praised you again in The Star today !!

Ain't that surprising?.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, YB Teng. I am a resident of Selangor and I am really proud of you !

Jason said...

Dear YB,

Congratulations!!! You make the Malaysians proud! I think we all are sick of the TOYOyo's backyard standard state assembly.

Songkok? What songkok?! ;)
Does wearing a tuxedo make me an American?
You look so handsome. No worries...

Best regards.

Anonymous said...

I really respect you from the bottom of my heart. You are a treasure in DAP, in Malaysia. Though cannot be i the exco this time, hope you will be the next MB for Selangor!

Anonymous said...

My Dear Uncle Teng,^.^

My mummy (42 years old),she asked me to tell that u looked HANDSOME in your SPEAKER DRESSROBE!!She facies u after she met u in ceramahs!!sweat..<'''!!cant believe it.

And now my turn,
Congrats to the max!!Bravo!!
U has become the speaker of Selangor State Legislative Assembly!!
Hoorey!!
Keep Up!!

p/s:i actually quite agree with my mum u looked handsome but not on the dressrobe only but is all the time u looked great and MAN^.^

All the best.
May God Bless U n Ur Family.
Take Care.

sincerely,
nikko-19 =)

Lrong said...

Braadaa, you look marvellous with the songkok on...

I think we all should accept each others' dressing without saying things like, 'it is not part of our culture'...

All types of dresses from all the cultures in Malaysia should be accepted by all as Malaysian dresses...

Anonymous said...

"负责任及有建设性的言谈"是当头棒喝。

有时记者也未必察觉到谈话的重点,那政治剑客就必须“重复”重点,让记者知道是标题。

像我的女部长般就“厉害”,她是有“方法“的攀爬。像风筝般,到了高处有风送。忘了梯子的助力。也祝福她。

无法抽身作你的梯子也。祝福议长”万能“!proud of you!!

ex.rpt

LohSH said...

林冠英头戴红色锡克族头饰向卡巴星拜年,行动党却必须大费周章向支持者解释为何需要在州议会就职礼戴宋谷。

是时候行动党在跨文化工作上多跨出一步,为种族间的包容多做出贡献,消除党和支持者的误解和心理障碍。这是为政者的责任。

除了绿帽外,宋谷和任何一个其它头饰没两样。

yt said...

I am truly glad to see you and the rest swearing in today.

I am truly happy to see, for the first time in my life, you lots wearing headgears to show our true Malaysianness, rather than a sad symbol of racial oppression, which can be easily construed in the past.

Keep up the good job as a government, and let us see your best. Our eyes are open, we will be able to see you being fair or bias. So just do your job. No more, no less.

I think its about time for DAP to make necessary adjustment about obsolete instructive such as headgears or something trivial such as this.

This is great for us Malaysian!

Ijokian_131 said...

YB Teng,

I am just too happy and dont know how to describe my feeling now on your appointment as the Speaker of Selangor State Assembly. As though I am the one who was being elected. Anyway, CONGRATULATIONS to you YB and also on behalf of Ijok folks who are mostly of your FANS...KIONG HE x2. Hope that you will carry out your duty fairly and impartially as you mentioned. It will be very interesting to see how this TOYOkia behave and perform in his capacity as an opp leader.
Keep it up YB.
Your ardent supporter, Ijokian_131
24 Apr 08

Anonymous said...

Oops, sorry for the typo error, it should be 更上一层楼!Cheers!

Anonymous said...

I am so so happy.... all the best.

Anonymous said...

Congrat.Mr.Teng,the challenges has just begun...just carry out your duty without fear & favour.We all Malaysians are proud & watching this historic moment eargerly,I believe you are more than capable to handle this fantastic responsibility.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Your answering session in Klang Hokkien Association is really fantastic and super duper good!

When are you going to tell us your feeling of your appointment as Speaker in stead of Exco?

You have the capability to be MB. Please contest for Chairman of Sel in DAP. I will register as DAP member to support you.

Thank you for taking care of us. We love you!

hotburger said...

Respected YB Teng,

No big deal about the wearing of songkok when you are in this key position. Just regard this as part of your official uniform. I am not bias against the wearing of a songkok for ceremonial matters, especially when it is a matter of respect to the Rulers and the Selangor State protocol.

What matters to me is that you must not make DAP and the Chinese community to loose their faces and you must manage the Selangor State Legislative Assembly without fear or favour! Prove to the BN and UMNO supporters that you are not a moron or a racist Speaker. Show to the whole world that Malaysia has a Chinese State Assemblyman who could preside fairlyand effectively in the Selangor State Legislative Assembly in fluent Bahasa Melayu.

I wish you the best of luck and health. Don't hesitate to suspend any moron or silly UMNO or BN State Assemblyman if he or she is behaving like monkey or talking things that hurt the feelings of other races.

You must lead by good example and show to UMNO and BN supporters that you are even BOLEH than the previous Speakers.

I salute you and will always be your strong supporter.

Anonymous said...

hey ck, i wish i can say something different from the crowd, but i can only join them by congratulating u! my most sincere and acknowledgment of what u hv done in the previous years and looking forward to more excellence in adminstering the state and country for the betterment of the society! i m having second thoughts about migrating now...hehe.

k

roslisalem said...

Tolong sampaikan pesan berikut kepada Karpal Singh,
atau tolong postkan ke blog beliau.

Saya cuba login blog beliau, tapi agak sukar.

Komen saya :

Salam Sejahtera Tuan.
Saya ucapkan tahniah atas kemenangan tuan dan pakatan rakyat dalam PRU12 baru-baru ini.

Diharapkan tuan dan rakan-rakan dapat memberi khidmat baik, demi kebaikan dan kebajikan seluruh rakyat.

Saya juga berharap tuan dan rakan-rakan dapat fokus kepada kerja kebajikan dan keadilan kepada rakyat.

Tuan dan rakan-rakan tidak sepatutnya menimbulkan apa-apa isu dan dasar yang berbeza kerana saya dan rakan-rakan yang mengundi tuan dan rakan-rakan tuan adalah untuk menjaga kebajikan dan keadilan kami semua.

Saya dan rakan-rakan tidak mengundi tuan dan rakan-rakan tuan untuk saling berdebat tentang isu perkauman, agama dan adat resam budaya masing-masing.

Cukuplah tuan dan rakan-rakan tuan bekerja keras, siang dan malam untuk menjaga hal ehwal kebajikan kami, dan jika ada perbalahan atau pertembungan pendapat, lakukanlah secara bijak dan perbincangan sesama tuan.

Selepas puas berbincang atau berdebat, keluarkan sahaja hasilnya kepada rakyat. Bukan secara terus-menerus bermain dengan media masa. Situasi hari ini cukup meresahkan bila tuan dan rakan-rakan lebih banyak bercakap dari bekerja.

Sebagai pengundi tuan dan rakan-rakan tuan, sekali lagi saya minta, KURANGKAN BERCAKAP, BANYAKKAN BEKERJA ..

boleh reply ke blog saya : roslisalem.blogspot.com atau emel roslisalem@gmail.com

roslisalem said...

Tolong sampaikan pesan berikut kepada Karpal Singh,
atau tolong postkan ke blog beliau.

Saya cuba login blog beliau, tapi agak sukar.

Komen saya :

Salam Sejahtera Tuan.
Saya ucapkan tahniah atas kemenangan tuan dan pakatan rakyat dalam PRU12 baru-baru ini.

Diharapkan tuan dan rakan-rakan dapat memberi khidmat baik, demi kebaikan dan kebajikan seluruh rakyat.

Saya juga berharap tuan dan rakan-rakan dapat fokus kepada kerja kebajikan dan keadilan kepada rakyat.

Tuan dan rakan-rakan tidak sepatutnya menimbulkan apa-apa isu dan dasar yang berbeza kerana saya dan rakan-rakan yang mengundi tuan dan rakan-rakan tuan adalah untuk menjaga kebajikan dan keadilan kami semua.

Saya dan rakan-rakan tidak mengundi tuan dan rakan-rakan tuan untuk saling berdebat tentang isu perkauman, agama dan adat resam budaya masing-masing.

Cukuplah tuan dan rakan-rakan tuan bekerja keras, siang dan malam untuk menjaga hal ehwal kebajikan kami, dan jika ada perbalahan atau pertembungan pendapat, lakukanlah secara bijak dan perbincangan sesama tuan.

Selepas puas berbincang atau berdebat, keluarkan sahaja hasilnya kepada rakyat. Bukan secara terus-menerus bermain dengan media masa. Situasi hari ini cukup meresahkan bila tuan dan rakan-rakan lebih banyak bercakap dari bekerja.

Sebagai pengundi tuan dan rakan-rakan tuan, sekali lagi saya minta, KURANGKAN BERCAKAP, BANYAKKAN BEKERJA ..

boleh reply ke blog saya : roslisalem.blogspot.com atau emel roslisalem@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

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■鄧章欽魅力無法擋,當晚鄧章欽甫一到場,民眾不約而同起立歡迎,鄧氏也一一與支持者握手問好,從入口到座位的短短路程,花了3分鐘才走完。

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Anonymous said...

Show this to your supporters! Double standard DAP!!!!!!!

If you also wear songkok, and to keep the power is your reason, you are no difference from the useless MCA. Stupid MCA, stupid Tan Kok Wai, Stupid Teng CK! One day you will say to survive in Malaysia, we Chinese have to wear songkok! I am very disappointed especially when some DAP young turks agree with the Islamic Country. At Least Lim Kit Siang and Karpal Singh are brave enough to voice out. Luckily LKS & Karpal are still with DAP!!!!


做人不能太DAP
2008年4月24日
作者 - 蕭國斌
「做人不能太CNN」,是最近中國網站上「傳到亂」的網民熱門用語;作為西藏騷亂事件的衍生物,這句術語是中國網民用以反擊美國有線電視新聞網(CNN)在西藏事件上的偏頗報道。
再看回大馬的政黨政治,各種光怪陸離現象紛呈不窮,各類政客政棍更是代代倍有人才出,繼往開來的配製出一鍋又一鍋的馬來西亞政治大雜燴,既讓人驚喜連連,又讓人歎為觀止。
好吧,我就單刀直入。我想告訴大家的是,行動黨從在野黨一朝得志而成為執政黨,其轉變就是讓人歎為觀止的一個現象,並以此奉勸各位行動黨權力新貴們「做人不能太DAP」。
包括五項言行
一,做人太DAP,就是在上台前還在批評民政黨檳州政府增設一個副首席部長職位讓巫統議員擔任,是「向巫統低頭」,是「懦弱」的表現;而在上台后,不只不廢除副首長一職,還一次增設兩個,讓大家開開心心分官做,還要打出「為了確保州領導層能夠代表檳州所有社群」的堂皇理由,而不是「向公正黨低頭」、「懦弱」云云。
二,做人太DAP,就是在當官前,那些袞袞辯才如鄧章欽、倪可敏、陳國偉等還在大義凜然的批評戴宋谷是「侵犯文化自由」,杯葛抗議要戴宋谷出席的官方活動;在當官后卻開開心心戴著宋谷去宣誓就任,歐陽捍華還說「希望人民瞭解行動黨苦衷」、陳國偉還說戴宋谷「很無奈」云云。
(順帶一提,1986年大選,當時的馬青總團長紀永輝競選吉隆坡新街場區,對手是行動黨的陳國偉。當時那裡流傳一份傳單,內容是紀氏頭戴宋谷帽,在皇宮接受元首冊封的照片,在旁則寫著「戴宋谷的馬青總團長」 和「你相信出賣民族尊嚴的人嗎?」,選舉的結果是紀氏敗給了陳國偉。)
三,做人太DAP,就是在做政府前還在對身兼州議員與市議員的查卡利亞,又是抗議又是撻伐,似乎查卡利亞是十惡不赦的魔頭;在做了政府后,在檳城竟然也出現州議員兼任市議員的情況,且最絕的還是掌管地方政府事務的行政議員曹觀友那句:「這種情況在其它州常有所見,如雪州的已故前任州議員查卡利亞,也曾經兼任市議員。」
曹觀友竟然把黨同志與一個曾被我黨批鬥的「強人」相提並論,以自比于「強人」為榮,這不是做人太DAP么?
四,做人太DAP,就是林吉祥一邊對著國會高喊「打造第一世界國會」的建議,要求國會接納他林老的12項建議,包括由反對黨議員擔任副議長、現場直播國會會議過程、公共賬目委員會由反對黨議員擔任主席等;而另一邊,在檳城、霹靂和雪蘭莪當家又當權的黨同志卻不見讓反對黨議員擔任副議長、現場直播國會會議過程、公共賬目委員會由反對黨議員擔任主席等。
檳州首長林冠英、雪蘭莪高級行政議員郭素沁和霹靂高級行政議員倪可漢,公然無視我黨最尊貴領袖林吉祥「打造第一世界國會」的呼籲,不將有關呼籲在本身「話事」的州屬實踐,害最尊貴領袖的呼籲淪為自己講自己爽的空洞口號,不知道我黨紀律委員會會採取行動否?
五,做人太DAP,就是在一開始時大大聲宣佈用1億令吉建養豬場,擺出一副等著各方歌功頌德的樣子;在經過馬來報章大肆炒作、馬來村民的示威抗議后,一改口氣聲明有關的養豬場乃前朝政府計劃,換了一副「唔關我事」的姿態。
做人不能太DAP,就是不能「有功他上報,有鑊別人揹」。
無論是國陣還是民聯的人民代議士,做人都不能太DAP,必須每時每刻緊記自己在每個時間和場合說過的每一個言論、做過每一件事情,盡量避免言行不一、前后矛盾的情況發生。
(东方日报)

alfakir1 said...

U look smart, handsome & presentable aren't u?

A change of heart for the better for the sake of PR & ketuanan rakyat.

You look great

VINCENT CHIN said...

well done for being the speaker for selangor.I hope you will do what you say by not having a firm after become speaker of selangor.Last but not least,let's work for the future of malaysia.

Anonymous said...

After 50 years under BN and now 50 days with Pakatan Rakyat, we are over excited to see change. I guess, Klang people are very calm and confident with you. With you, we can do even better! I really hope you will be our next MB. You had been an opposition leader, now Speaker, next shall be MB! You can see how we support you. Each time you appear, the crowd is excited, and full of hope.

The world is a better place because of people like you.

Hey, you have cute "rabbit tooth"!

Zhuang Tze (庄子) said...

I am proud of you for being appointed as the Selangor DUN Speaker.
Instead of the songkok and the robe,I am more concerned on the
performance of our new ADUNs in expressing themselves in Bahasa Malaysia.
The new opposition members in the Selangor DUN may not be same as the one in the previous DUN.
Please take care...

Corrector said...

Pls correct the spelling for Songkok. I hope you did not do it intentionally.

Anonymous said...

For me, I never focus on the songkok. We focus on what can be done for better future. Why people talk so much on soongkok issue...waste no time, let's focus on a better Selangor.

Anonymous said...

Hi Corrector,

Thank you for your correction. Appreciate your kindness.

Cheah Kah Peng 謝嘉平 said...

With great power comes great responsibility. Good luck, take care and best wishes.

Anak Penang, Anak Asia said...

Hope that Dato Seri Anwar will be the next to sworn in, as the 6th PM of Malaysia. He is now on a comfortable 81% lead in a survey conducted for the next Malaysian PM.

Anonymous said...

Teng Chang Kim is person with great humility.He can even remember my mum who was his teacher a long way back in Batu Pahat and greeted my mum with humbly when he bumped into her in Selangor.To be honest,I can't remember many of my teacher's name anymore.It is really hard to find a leader like him who is hardworking and put the interests of the people above everything.Congratulations for being elected a speaker!

LohSH said...

邓章钦说,虽然非回教徒戴宋谷(Songkok)已不再是敏感课题,但是“暂时的容忍不代表永远的默许”。(Merdeka Review)
http://www.merdekareview.com/news.php?n=6608

Apparantly YB Teng remains to have much reservation on the issue of wearing songkok as shown by the above statement in the Merdeka Review.

Perhaps it is still an issue in DAP.

On the other hand, Lim Guan Eng is seen here with Karpal Singh, wearing a red turban at Wadda Gurdwara Sahib in Penang during Vasakhi celebration recently. Vasakhi is one of the holiest days in Sikhs’ religious calendar.

http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/Tuesday/Frontpage/2214011/Article/index_html

Seeing the picture, one can sense the goodwill Lim Guan Eng extends to Karpal Singh and the Sikh community. On such an occasion, wearing the turban does not make Lim Guan Eng a Sikh, and he is not thought to have embraced the Sikh religion.

What will happen if Lim Guan Eng wears a songkok, without being asked to, when he joins the Prophet Mohammad’s birthday celebration in Penang recently?

Will wearing songkok on that occasion make him a Malay or Muslim?

Will Lim Guan Eng then gain deep respect and draw applause from the Muslim or get the wrath from some of his supporters or both?

It is up to DAP and its leader to ponder over this issue rationally.

Perhaps it is difficult to change a habit or thinking. But it is the responsibility of political party and its leaders to teach themselves as well as the people and their supporters to think rationally when faced with any issue in a multicultural society.

froggie said...

Any more interesting thing so far to update us?

Speaker has to resign...our Ministers can do business or not? If the business is registered under someone else?

jason said...

Hey man, u look nice in songkok.看起来很帅。 sekarang dah zaman apa ni, apa beza antara songkok dgn topi biasa ??? tak de beza antara sari, songkok, chungsam, dan cowboy cap...yang pasti, itu semua pakaian manusia.

Semua harus teruskan kerja rasmi mereka, bukan gosip atas perkara ini lagi.

Ketuanan Rakyat

prince frog said...

My friend said Klang is the ultimate Bandar Diraja....because we have 2 istana in Klang!

bloggersmosaic said...

awesome

KG Ng said...

Congrats YB. Keep it up. U are the most genuine Politician in DAP. Be ur self.

Anonymous said...

Congrats YB Teng,

Keep up the good work !

tony said...

finally you accept the wearing of songkok which is only an attire. if you can accept a tie and coat of a westerner why not a songkok
which is part of malaysian culture.
it will never make you less chinese
i am sad to say now there are adun in johor fussing over the songkok. all this typical naroow minded members should be purged from the party. they are not helping at all
in creating a bangsa malaysia.

by the way i speak fluent Bahasa melayu .watches p ramlee and are surrounded by malay friends and i am still chinese (darah naga)