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Wishing all races Happy New Year

Chinese New Year Message
By Tan Seng Giaw

(Kepong, Friday):

Wishes all people Happy New Year. Let there be peace for all.

Let us hope that the Year of the Dog will bring good luck and better economic atmosphere. Good riddance the Year of the Rooster that saw slowing of the economy.

We wish that the Malaysian security situation improves and that all the recommedations of the Royal Commission on the police are fully implemented. Had these been implemented, the nude-squat incident would not have occurred and there would not have been any need for the enquiry on the incident. We must eradicate corruption at all levels.

We want just laws to maintain a sense of order and fairness in the multiracial society. Inter-religious conflicts must be resolved amicably. The nine non-Muslim ministers withdrew their memorandum to the Prime Minister, asking the latter to amend the Federal Constitution so that Civil High Court can make judgement on the decision of Syariah High Court. Instead, they must raise the issue in Cabinet meetings. Since the Moorthy @ Muhammad incident on 20 December, 2005, there have been six Cabinet meetings. We wish the ministers make public the decision of the Cabinet on this matter.

The Government must revamp its policy on projects, including the tender system. We must eradicate policy that gives rise to structural and implementation scandals. For example, the Kepong flyover or MRR2 has seen extensive cracks of its crossbeams since 2000 with structural and implementation failures. The relative impotence of the Economic Planning Unit, the Ministry of Finance and the Public Works Department (JKR) must not be allowed to continue. We demand that the Government start water-proofing works on the MRR2 immediately.



*  Dr Tan Seng Giaw, DAP National Deputy Chairman and MP for Kepong

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