Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming, MP for Serdang, on the 17th of July, 2014
Last Sunday, on the 13th of July, Minister for Women, Family and Community Development, Dato Seri’ Rohani Abdul Karim said that “The perception spun is that we are about to catch them and put them in cells. That is not true. We don’t do that. Now we have the opposition parties wanting to go to Desa Bina Diri (centre for the homeless) in Sungai Buloh to see our facilities there because they think it is a cell. They are welcome to have a look.”
I had written to the Minister almost a month ago, on the 23rd of June, asking for an official visit for interested Members of Parliament. On the 7th of July, I got in touch with the Minister’s private secretary, Encik Reza-Rizvy Ahmad, and repeated this request. Until today, despite the Minister’s promise in the Star newspaper to welcome us – the opposition parties – to have a look, I have not received any positive response from either the Minister or her private secretary.