• Why hasn’t Prime Minister Najib spoken up against President Trump’s announcement to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement?

    Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming, MP for Serdang, on the 3rd of June, 2017

    Why hasn’t Prime Minister Najib spoken up against President Trump’s announcement to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement?

    President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Climate Change Agreement, signed by 195 countries in 2015, on Thursday, 1st of June, 2017. Immediately, a number of world leaders responded by criticizing Trump’s decision as well as to reaffirm their commitment to the Paris Agreement. Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron chimed in on the US decision[1] while China[2] and Russia[3] reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris Agreement.

    I commend and agree with the statement made by the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, when he said that “Malaysia would like to express its profound regret and deep concern at the latest action by the United States of America”.[4]

    But the silence, till now, from our Prime Minister, Najib Tun Razak, is deafening. While Malaysia was one of 30 countries which was part of the joint communique issued at the end of the Old Belt One Road Conference in China in May this year, where the commitment of the Paris Climate Change Agreement was reaffirmed, the recent declaration from Trump necessitates a response from the leader of our government, who is our Prime Minister.

    Is Prime Minister Najib staying quiet on this issue as part of a larger strategy not to offend President Trump so as to get the Department of Justice to drop the 1MDB kleptocracy case and not to pursue the individuals involved, including Jho Low? Let us wait to see how long Najib maintains his deafening silence on this issue.

    Dr. Ong Kian Ming
    Member of Parliament for Serdang

    [1] https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/02/world/europe/paris-agreement-merkel-trump-macron.html?_r=0

    [2] https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/01/world/europe/climate-paris-agreement-trump-china.html

    [3] http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/russia-paris-agreement-climate-change-donald-trump-us-decision-global-warming-moscow-putin-a7766481.html

    [4] https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/4203/

  • 选委会是否企图通过“走后门”的方式来增加选民以协助国阵来赢取全国大选

    (2017年5月31日)沙登区国会议员王建民博士的媒体声明

    选委会是否企图通过走后门的方式来增加选民以协助国阵来赢取全国大选

    我在位于沙亚南的选委会办事处发现今年首季的“经要求后列入选民册”的名单,感到惊讶。在这张照片中,清楚显示桌上放着“经要求后列入选民册”的名单。(请看下图一)

    1:位于沙亚南的选委会办事处所出现经要求后列入选民册的名单

    据我所知,我是首次看见类似的“经要求后列入选民册”的名单。与展示附加选民册(RDPT)时的做法不同,选委会这次并没有发文告通知公众这件事,也没有在雪州的每个国会选区展示这些名单。

    选委会是根据不为大家所熟悉的2002年选举(登记选民)条例第14条文:

    这个条文的出发点是为了解决选委会的常见问题,如因某种原因而忘记在附加选民册输入名字,或遗漏在邮政局所登记的选民名单。

    可是,根据诚信党青年团所收集的资料,共有2万8416名被遗漏的选民被列入附加选民册中,其中雪州有1170名选民。(请见图表2)选委会是会让我们相信,这批2万8000多名的选民是在第一季被“遗忘”而没有纳入选民册吗?此外,为什么选委会如此仓促地添加选民名单,而非等到第二季度附加选民册的公开展示呢?

    图表2:依据2002年选举(登记选民)条例第14条文来添加选民名单

    来源:诚信党青年团

    根据分析,这些新登记选民都是军人选民和其配偶。(请见以下图表3) 另外,我也想重申我并不是要反对在选民册中新增军人选民。反之,我是想厘清军人选民新登记的过程而已。

    我已经向雪州选举委员会呈交备忘录,要求针对这些新增选民和为何这批选民没有在第一季度展示附加选民册时被纳入。若选委会无法妥当给予合理的解释,只会进一步地影响公众对选民册干净的信心。

    图表3:依据2002年选举(登记选民)条例第14条文所新添的军人选

    王建民博士
    沙登区国会议员

  • Adakah Suruhanjaya Pilihanraya (SPR) sedang cuba untuk menambahkan pengundi melalui ‘pintu belakang’ untuk membantu BN memenangi PRU yang akan datang?

    Kenyataan Media oleh Dr. Ong Kian Ming, Ahli Parlimen Serdang, pada 31 Mei, 2017

    Adakah Suruhanjaya Pilihanraya (SPR) sedang cuba untuk menambahkan pengundi melalui ‘pintu belakang’ untuk membantu BN memenangi PRU yang akan datang?

    Semalam, saya terkejut apabila menerima satu foto pameran pemilih (pengundi) baru untuk Suku 1, 2017 di pejabat SPR Selangor di Shah Alam. Dalam foto itu, amat jelas bahawa senarai pemilih yang dipaparkan adalah “Pameran Senarai Tuntutan” untuk Suku Pertama, Tahun 2017 (rujuk Rajah 1 di bawah).

    Rajah 1: Pameran Senarai Tuntutan Suku Pertama Tahun 2017 di pejabat SPR Selangor di Shah Alam

    Setahu saya, ini adalah kali pertama di mana “Pameran Senarai Tuntutan” di pejabat SPR diadakan. Tidak sama seperti prosedur untuk pameran Rang Daftar Pemilih Tambahan (RDPT), SPR tidak membuat sebarang kenyataan media untuk memaklumkan orang ramai bahawa nama-nama tambahan yang akan dimasukkan ke dalam daftar pemilih sedang dipamerkan, malahan SPR tidak mempamerkan Pameran Senarai Tuntutan ini di setiap kawasan parlimen di Selangor.

    SPR sedang menggunakan satu peraturan pilihanraya yang kurang dikenali dan jarang digunakan iaitu Sekysen 14, Peraturan-Peraturan Pilihan Raya (Pendaftaran Pemilih) 2002 yang menyatakan:

    Seksyen 14 Peraturan-Peraturan Pendaftaran sepatutnya digunakan untuk menangani masalah kesilapan oleh pihak SPR, umpamanya dalam kes di mana seorang kakitangan SPR lupa memasukkan nama seorang pemilih ke dalam RDPT terkini atau kerana sebab-sebab tertentu, maklumat pemilih yang mendaftar di pejabat pos gagal untuk dimasukkan ke dalam RDPT terkini.

    Akan tetapi, menurut angka yang dikutip oleh PEMUDA AMANAH, dalam Pameran Senarai Tuntutan ini seramai 28,416 pemilih telah ditambah menggunakan Seksyen 14 termasuk 1,170 pemilih di Selangor (rujuk Rajah 2 di bawah). Adakah pihak SPR menganggap bahawa rakyat akan percaya bahawa ia ‘terlupa’ untuk memasukkan nama 28,416 pemilih ini ke dalam RDPT Suku 1, 2017? Tambahan pula, mengapa pihak SPR perlu menambahkan pemilih-pemilih ini secara tergesa-gesa dan tidak menunggu sehingga pameran awam RDPT Suku 2 2017? Adakah pihak SPR berniat untuk memasukkan pemilih-pemilih ini ke dalam Daftar Pemilih Induk (DPI) untuk membolehkan mereka mengundi jikalau pilihanraya diadakan pada bulan September tahun ini?

    Rajah 2: Jumlah pemilih yang ditambah menggunakan Seksyen 14, Peraturan-Peraturan Pilihan Raya (Pendaftaran Pemilih) 2002

    Sumber: PEMUDA AMANAH

    Analisis pemilih yang ditambah di Selangor menunjukkan bahawa semua pemilih yang ditambah berada di lokaliti kem-kem tentera dan / atau mereka adalah pengundi tentera dan pasangan mereka (Lihat contoh dalam Rajah 3 di bawah). Di sini saya ingin menegaskan bahawa saya bukan membantah penambahan pemilih-pemilih tentera ke dalam daftar pemilih. Apa yang saya sedang persoalkan adalah prosedur yang digunakan untuk menambahkan pemilih-pemilih ini.

    Saya telah menulis surat rasmi kepada Pengarah SPR Selangor untuk mendapatkan penjelasan tentang penambahan pemilih-pemilih ini dan mengapa mereka tidak dimasukkan ke dalam RDPT Suku 1 2017. Kegagalan pihak SPR untuk memberi penjelasan yang memuaskan akan menjejaskan kepercayaan awam terhadap integriti daftar pemilih.

    Dr. Ong Kian Ming
    Ahli Parlimen Serdang

    Rajah 3: Sampel Pemilih Tentera yang ditambahkan melalui Seksyen 14, Peraturan-Peraturan Pilihan Raya (Pendaftaran Pemilih) 2002

  • Is the Election Commission (EC) trying to add voters via the ‘back door’ to help the BN win the next General Election?

    Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming, MP for Serdang, on the 31st of May, 2017

    Is the Election Commission (EC) trying to add voters via the ‘back door’ to help the BN win the next General Election?

    I was shocked when I received a photo yesterday of the display of new voters for the First Quarter, 2017 at the offices of the Selangor Election Commission in Shah Alam. In the picture, it was stated that the list of voters displayed were “Pameran Senarai Tuntutuan” or Display of List Based on Claims (See Figure 1 below).

    Figure 1: Display of List based on Claims at the Selangor Election Commission office in Shah Alam

    As far as I know, this is the first time where I have seen a display of a list of voters based on ‘tuntutan’ or claims. Unlike the display of the quarterly “Rang Daftar Pemilih Tambahan (RDPT)”, the Election Commission did not make any media statement to notify the public that these additional names to be added into the electoral roll were on display nor did the Election Commission display these names in locations in each of the parliamentary areas in Selangor.

    The EC is making use of a little used and little known section of the Elections (Registration of Electors) Regulations 2002 – Section 14 – which states the following:

    Section 14 of the Regulations is supposed to address the problem of genuine mistakes by the Election Commission, for example, in the case where an EC staff forget to input a name into the latest RDPT or for some reason, the information of a voter who registers at a post office fails to be included in the latest RDPT.

    However, according to data collected by PEMUDA AMANAH, a total of 28416 voters were added using Section 14 of the Regulations in this most recent display including 1,170 voters in Selangor (See Figure 2 below). Does the EC expected us to believe that it somehow ‘forgot’ to include over 28,000 voters in the RDPT for Quarter 1, 2017? In addition, why is there a big rush on the part of the EC to add these voters now rather than to wait until the public display of the RDPT for Quarter 2, 2017? Is it because the EC wants to make sure that these voters are on the electoral roll if the General Elections were to be called in September?

    Figure 2: Number of voters added using Section 14 of the Elections (Registration of Electors) Regulations 2002
    Source: PEMUDA AMANAH

    An analysis of the voters added in Selangor shows that all of the voters added are based in military camps and / or are military voters and their spouses (See sample in Figure 3 below). Let me clearly state that I am not objecting to the addition of army voters into the electoral roll. Rather, I am questioning the procedure by which they have been added.

    I have written to the Director of the Selangor Election Commission to explain the addition of these voters and why they were not added during the public display of the first quarter, 2017, of the RDPT. The failure of the EC to provide an adequate explanation will jeopardise public trust in the integrity of the electoral roll.

    Dr. Ong Kian Ming
    Member of Parliament for Serdang

    Figure 3: Sample of Military voters added via Section 14 of the Elections (Registration of Electors) Regulations 2002

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