Archive - October 1996

19/10/96

Koh Tsu Koon should explain why he had privately abandoned Penang's claim for ex gratia payment from Tenaga for the 10-day power blackout while publicly pretending that the claim is still being pursued actively

19/10/96

Malaysian public do not have to pay RM80 monthly subscription for ASTRO services until MEASAT Broadcast Network Systems can establish that it has a legal case to collect the subscriptions

19/10/96

Defence Minister Syed Hamid Albar should make a Ministerial statement in Parliament on Monday on the latest RMAF Nuri helicopter crash

19/10/96

Call on Abdullah Badawi to be the conscience of ASEAN during his first visit to Myanmar to express grave concerns of ASEAN opinion at the failure of ASEAN 'constructive engagement' policy to pave the way for democratisation and national reconciliation in the country

20/10/96

Tenaga Nasional should learn from utility companies from other countries in the four-day 11th Conference of the Electricity Power Supply Industry beginning in KL tomorrow how to be one of the world's most efficient utility models with least power disruptions

20/10/96

Call on Bar Council and Attorney-General to mend fences and end their adversarial relationship to uphold the independence of the Judiciary and the Bar

21/10/96

Tsu Koon should ask Tajuddin to issue a public statement to clarify that the Penang Chief Minister had not abandoned Penang's claim for ex gratia payment for the 10-day blackout last year

21/10/96

Badawi should meet with Aung San Suu Kyi during his first official visit to Myanmar to show that Malaysia and ASEAN are not oblivious to the democratic aspirations of the Burmese people

21/10/96

DAP calls on Anwar to present a 1997 budget which promotes social justice by ensuring that quality education up to university level, good healthcare and housing are within the reach of all Malaysians

22/10/1996

Parliament should direct the Attorney-General and the Bar Council to end the "bad blood" relationship between them and to mend fences in the interests of upholding the principles of the Independence of the Judiciary, the Rule of Law and the Independence of the Malaysian Bar

22/10/1996

Parlimen harus mengarahkan Peguam Negara dan Majlis Peguam supaya menghentikan perasaan pemusuhan antara mereka dan supaya memperbaiki perhubungan demi kepentingan menegakkan prinsip Kebebasan Kehakiman, Kedaulatan Undang-undang dan Kebebasan Bidang Peguam Malaysia

23/10/96

The issue is not the problem of having too many IPPs but ensuring a level playing field where IPPs are not given government protection to demand exorbitant selling rates to Tenaga Nasional and Malaysian consumers

23/10/96

Tsu Koon's official letter to the Prime Minister for ex-gratia payment by Tenaga Nasional 16 months after the 10-day power blackout in Penang has lost all meaning and is just an empty gesture

23/10/96

Is the Attorney-General's Chambers proposing that the Legal Profession Act should be amended to make the Attorney-General or his nominee the head of the Bar Council?

23/10/96

DAP calls for an IT Budget on Friday to prepare Malaysia to take the quantum leap into the Information Age by developing a high degree of computer literacy and competence among Malaysians

23/10/96

DAP menyeru supaya satu belanjawan Teknologi Maklumat diperkenalkan pada hari Jumaat ini untuk menyediakan Malaysia ke arah peningkatan yang besar ke dalam Era Maklumat dengan memupuk kadar celik-komputer yang tinggi dan cekap di kalangan rakyat Malaysia

23/10/96

Make public the first package of four cyberlaws to give interested Malaysians the maximum time permisslble to study and debate before they are enacted in Parliament

23/10/96

Umumkan pakej pertama undang-undang siber untuk membolehkan rakyat Malaysia yang berminat mempunyai masa yang secukupnya untuk mengkaji dan membahas sebelum undang-undang ini diluluskan di Parlimen

24/10/96

Kit Siang writes to Information Minister to ask for the viewing of CNN News clippings on Orang Asli in Malaysia and on the Pope's return from Paris which had been censored by Mega TV

25/10/96

The latest repressions by SLORC are additional reasons why the military junta's application for membership of ASEAN should be rejected

25/10/96

Call on National Union of Journalists and the ASEAN Confederation of Journalists to jointly conduct an inquiry into the SUPP allegation that the Borneo Post, See Hua Daily News and Sin Hua Evening News had been biased and one-sided in the Sarawak state general elections and caused the defeat of three SUPP candidates to DAP - including Wong Soon Kai

26/10/96

Deputy Education Minister Fong Chan Onn should report to Parliament next week what action Education Ministry has taken against the teacher who had used the word "pariah" in a Form Four history examination question

28/10/96

NGO and Civil Society

28/10/96

Pertubuhan-pertubuhan bukan-kerajaan dan dan Masyarakat Madani

29/10/96

Australian Prime Minister John Howard's silence had encouraged the xenophobic outbursts against Asians which has seriously undermined Australia's standing in the Asia-Pacific region

30/10/96

DAP will give full support if the Prime Minister is prepared to implement his proposal that Malaysia set up a watchdog group to survey the corruption of other countries and compare them with Malaysia

30/10/96

PLUS should compensate all motorists who are injured on North-South Highway because irresponsible stone-throwing arising from failure of proper safety safeguards at Highway flyovers

31/10/96

RM4 million ex gratia payment by Tenaga Nasional to Penangites for the 10-day power blackout last year too paltry and inadequate, representing not even half per cent of the losses incurred, and should be increased to one full month's rebate or RM40 million

31/10/96

John Howard's silence for close to two months to condemn the speech by Pauline Hanson and allowing racist outbursts against Asian migrants has caused considerable damage to the work of previous Australian Prime Ministers in the past three decades to build trust and respect from Asian governments and leaders

31/10/96

Thai Foreign Minister's stand that Burma should complete drafting its constitution and restore democracy before becoming a full ASEAN member is most commendable and should be supported by other ASEAN governments