Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming, Assistant National Director for Political Education for the DAP, on the 13th of April 2018
On the 10th of February 2018, a number of BN-linked organizations including (i) Sekretariat Guru Aktif 1 Selangor (GA1S), Paya Jaras (ii) Jawatankuasa Perwakilan Penduduk Parlimen Subang and (iii) Koordinator Pembangunan Persekutuan Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN N38 Paya Jaras) organized the Sungai Buloh Night Run 2018. This event was also supported by the Ministry of Education (Pejabat Pendidikan Daerah Gombak).
The sponsor (or “penaung”) of this Night Run was Dato’ Hj Zein Isma Ismail, the likely UMNO candidate for DUN Paya Jaras in the upcoming general elections.
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Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming, Member of Parliament for Serdang and Assistant National Director for Political Education for the DAP, on the 31st of March 2018
In a reply from the Minister of Works yesterday to my parliamentary question on the amount of toll receipts collected by the MEX Highway concessionaire in 2016 and 2017 at the Seri Kembangan exit, it was stated that the total amount of toll receipts collected was RM16.4 million in 2016 and RM19.8 million in 2017.
The Seri Kembangan interchange for the MEX Highway was opened in early January 2016 with a toll rate of RM2.20 for cars heading to and from KL. At the toll rate of RM2.20, this means that the daily traffic for the Seri Kembangan interchange was 20,422 vehicles in 2016 and 24,734 vehicles in 2017. This number is projected to increase in the future.
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Parliament Speech on the Delimitation Report 28th March 2018 (Dr. Ong Kian Ming, MP for Serdang)
Thank you, Tan Sri Speaker, for allowing me to take part in this very important debate.
Firstly, I would like to strongly urge the Prime Minister to be present to answer the questions pertaining to this report after the tabling of this report for the 2nd reading. This is his constitutional responsibility.
In Article 8 of the 13th Schedule of the Federal Constitution, it is clearly stated that the Election Commission, having completed the delimitation exercise report, must submit the report to the Prime Minister. In Article 9 of the 13th Schedule of the Federal Constitution, it is also clearly stated that the Prime Minister is responsible to lay the report before the Members of Parliament in the House of Representatives, with or without modifying, the recommendations in the report.
Since it is the Prime Minister who receives the final delimitation report from the Election Commission and since only the Prime Minister can make modifications to the delimitation report before it is tabled in parliament, we need his presence in parliament to explain to us, the details in the delimitation report, and to inform us exactly where he has made modifications to the final delimitation exercise report which has been tabled in parliament.
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