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Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Ong Chew Tee gets new roof ~ Thanks to YB P. Kamalanathan, Hulu Selangor MP!

All praises be to Allah the Almighty for granting my wish for Ong Chew Tee, the Kg.Gurney, Hulu Yam Baru villager to have a new roof over his head through the generosity and care of the Hulu Selangor Member of Parliament, YB P.Kamalanathan who has graciously consented to see to it that Ong Chew Tee's new roof is going to be installed before the coming Chinese New Year!

Yesterday, I drove all the way up to YB Kamalanathan's Service Center at Bandar Baru Bukit Beruntung and met the MP who then took me with him on a drive to Ong Chew Tee's leaking home.

The elderly Chinese villager with his trademark shirtless and shoeless self was so happy to receive us and he gratefully took YB Kamalanathan and us to view the poor condition of his dilapidated ceiling and rusted roofing with obvious signs of leaks everywhere.

I can just imagine how dreadful it must be for him when a heavy downpour takes place in these rainy season?

He had plastic containers and basins all over the floor to contain the deluge that would be flooding his home every time it rains.

Well starting from this week that headache will be no more thanks to YB P.Kamalanathan who has engaged a roofing contractor to replace the leaking rusted roofs of Ong Chew Tee's ancestral home there in the rural areas of Hulu Selangor.

As you can see in the video that I managed to upload here, Ong Chew Tee's home is not the typical Chinese home that one sees in the suburbs of KL and other major cities.

Its just a humble village dwelling where the roofing is made up of the usual zinc sheets which after a few years will corrode and leak if no proper maintenance is carried out or coated with weather proof painting or other forms of protective coverings to withstand our tropical climate and incessant monsoons which usually render inadequately protected roofings damaged in a very short matter of time and exposure.

I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to YB P.Kamalanathan, the Barisan Nasional MP for Hulu Selangor for making it possible for me to fulfill my promise to Ong Chew Tee during the P94 Hulu Selangor Parliamentary by election there following the death of its incumbent PKR MP Datuk Dr. Zainal Abidin Ahmad on March 25, 2010. 

The late Datuk Dr Zainal had won the seat by a very slim majority of only 198 votes against the then MIC Deputy President Dato G Palanivel in the 2008 GE.

Following the death of the PKR MP, the recent by election saw P.Kamalanathan, the MIC's Information Chief defeat Dato Zaid Ibrahim, the PKR's candidate by a 1725 votes majority returning the Hulu Selangor Parliamentary seat to the BN. He polled 24,997 votes compared to Zaid's 23,272 votes. 

He has been the Hulu Selangor BN MP since 25th April 2010 and has been steadily achieving success after success in delivering his promises to the people of P94 Parliamentary of Hulu Selangor one after another! 

Here's one report of him doing just that!

YB P.Kamalanathan shared with me information that he doesn't get any allocations from the Selangor State government which is currently under the rule of the Pakatan Rakyat.

He only gets a RM150,000.00 yearly allocation from the BN Federal Government to provide assistance to his over 65,000 parliamentary constituents and at times is plagued by problems posed by confidence tricksters and those out to make a fast buck at the expense of others.

This is truly very disgusting and during our drive through the Bukit Beruntung area, I saw quite a large number of abandoned housing projects and business centres which are left standing dilapidated and in neglect following the collapse of Talam Corporation Berhad. 

You can read about the failed township developer here at Anil Netto's writeup with regard to this former land developing giant. Scary stuff! Debts in the figures running up to hundreds of millions in ringgits.

I was asking YB Kamalanathan as to whether there were any chances of all those abandoned projects be revived and the thousands of suffering squatters or homeless people in Selangor be given those units as their shelters?

YB Kamalanathan replied that all those projects were under the purview and control of the Selangor State Government now. 

In my layman's opinion, I don't see any immediate way out for those abandoned projects because as I see it, the Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim and his Selangor State Exco's are much more interested in playing wasteful politics instead of using their power and position to help the poor folks in their state.

You should go take a look at those abandoned townships and housing projects. Some of them are already complete and others almost 90% built up but due to the incessant political turmoil created by the ruling Pakatan Selangor State Government and its local authorities, all those projects are today rotting away and collecting dust under the rule of the PKR Menteri Besar who seems hellbent on raising up storm after political storm in his misadministration of what was once the richest and most prosperous states here in the Malaysian Peninsular!

Sorry to have digressed so much from my main topic here of Ong Chew Tee finally getting his roof replaced by YB Kamalanathan but my despair and heartache of seeing so many good projects and townships over there at Bukit Beruntung, Bukit Sentosa and surrounding areas going to waste just eats away at my heart causing me to outpour my grievances here like these.

I plan to go shoot some videos and take photos of the many abandoned and going to waste housing and township projects there in Hulu Selangor soon to prove my points!

Coming back to Ong Chew Tee's pending receiving of a brand new roof, I would like to once again thank and congratulate YB P.Kamalanathan for making me believe that there is still hope for this country in getting MP's who can walk their talk and that the MIC can look forward to having reliable leaders such as YB Kamalanathan to lead the party out from the stagnant quagmire it had found itself in over the last 30 years under the dictatorship of Mr Samy Vellu!

Just can't resist having a go at Mr. ' Saya tarak takut sama lu' Samy! :P

Ong Chew Tee!

Gong Xi Fa Cai aa peng yu! :)


zakwan said...

Well this is a surprise
I did not know that you are part of YB Kamal bin Nathan's fan club

And you dedicated an article for him just about his contributions in giving a Chinese a new roof, which is pretty trivial compared to what the 2 Pakatan MPs of my hometown of Petaling Jaya, YBs Hee Loy Sian and Tony Pua has done to the people here

Not that I'm belittling YB Kamal bin Nathan
I just thought that you should also recognized contributions by non Muslim Pakatan reps especially DAP who have displayed competency in looking after the welfare of both Muslims and non Muslims

An excellent example would be Lim Guan Eng who have done so much to improve the livelihood of Malay Muslims in a mere 2 years that Gerakan who ruled for 2 decades can only dream of achieving

Surely you don't have a problem talking about DAP
I mean, Karpal Singh, the man you despised for that infamous "over my dead body" remarks regarding Islamic state has retracted his words and has taken a more moderate approach as well as willing to have a dialogue with his PAS counterparts to discuss the issue
A victory for PAS, I might add, for all the effort to tarbiyah their DAP counterparts for the past 4 years have finally paid off

Which is more than I can say for non Malay BN components, particularly MCA where porn star Soi Lek have stated in a rcent MCA congress that Islam is the source of backwardness and corruption at many Muslim nations in a feeble attempt to garner support from the Chinese who have rallied behind PAS

Come to think of it, I do not recall that you, Mahaguru denouncing Soi Lek's insult and demanding him to retract his statement

Anyways, back to the article
It is undeniable that YB Kamal has perform as wakil rakyat and is somewhat popular there
It will an uphill task for PR Selangor to retake Hulu Selangor

zakwan said...

"he doesn't get any allocations from the Selangor State government"

Why would the state government allocated their highly limited financial resources to Selangor BN MPs who are guaranteed to be allocated with unlimited funding by the BN federal government

The Selangor state government might as well allocated their funds to their MPs and assemblymen of the same political affiliation whom they can observe closely

I can understand the Selangor state government not taking the risk with YB Kamal
His predecessor, Palanivel was MP there for 18 years and he has done little to improve his constituency despite massive government backing
Besides, BN MPs are infamous for wasteful spending anyway

zakwan said...

I'm not that well informed on the whole Talam collapse and the bailout by the state government

But I do know that the Selangor state government is not wholly responsible for the company's collapse

It's hard to believe that PR in its mere 34 month rule would have inflict such severe damage such as abandoned housing and business center projects compared to BN's 50 year rule especially during the Toyol years

It's common knowledge that since PR took over, all of UMNO's cronies are depraved of contracts and are left to rot
Even Khir Toyol is not spared
When word spread that he will no longer become MB, his contractor in charge of his Balinese theme mansion ran away for fear the he will not get paid, thereby leaving his mansion as "terbengkalai"

So the Talam collapse was expected especially when it's ran by incompetent and ineffective individuals who got to where they were because of their connections with the higher ups

Selangor state government may be incompetent and a flip flop at times but they have proven to be worlds apart compared to the previous administration

zakwan said...

One final point that I would like to discuss is your statement where the Selangor state government is playing turmoil politics

Malaysia's political turmoil started all the way back in March 9, 2008 courtesy of UMNO and their refusal to graciously accept defeat in losing the coveted 2/3 majority and the loss of 5 states including the crown jewel of Malaysia, Selangor
Indeed the lost of Selangor has hit hard on many UMNO warlords specifically their pockets

So it's no stranger that a few months ago Najib called on BN to retake Selangor AT ALL COSTS!!!!!
So in typical UMNO fashion, they resort to gutter politics and the abuse of many institutions to sabotage the Pakatan state governments all the way

They use the MACC to fabricated dubious charges on PR reps
(Beng Hock's alleged embezzlement of Rm 2400 and TS Khalid's car maintenance and the purchase of 40 cows for Raya Qurban)
They use civil servants such as the ones from Syabas to disregard the state government's policies such as the free water policy
Now, they dragged the royalty in unconstitutionally elect Khusrin, a diehard UMNO loyalist as state secretary so that he'll throw the spanner in TS Khalid's team's hardwork

So it's no wonder the Selangor government cannot perform to the best of their abilities
They're being attacked and sabotaged from all angles

And UMNO will not stop in giving PR a breather. Words by the premier such as "With spilled blood and crushed bodies, we'll defend Putrajaya at all cost" and " If BN does not win, no one else should win" shows that Najib is desperate in putting a stop to Pakatan's advances

Mr feckry said...

Assalamualaikum uncle Mahaguru58,

Terima kasih atas ucapan pengatin baru untuk saya. Saya pun mendoakan uncle sihat sejahtera.

Jangan lupa jaga kesihatan..

mr said...

Saya pernah bertanyakan kepada YBDzul kenapa tak jadikan rumah-rumah yg terbiar di sekitar rawan dan bukit beruntung sebagai rumah untuk anak-anak yatim,ibu tunggal dan penduduk rumah setinggan??

Jawapan dia : Masalah perundangan?

Masalah perundangan?? Dah jadi kerajaan maka tukar je la Undang-undang tu..jikalau undang-undang baik YB-YB UMNO mesti sokong punya..

Kenapa EXCO Agama dan EXCO Kebajikan tak pergi mengadap Tuanku Sultan mohon digunakan DUIT BAITULMAL dan ZAKAT utk beli dan siapkan rumah-rumah tersebut,murah je kan,sedabgkan YB Dzul beritahu kos rumah tersebut hanyalah RM7,000 pun orang tak nak beli.

Aku rasa kalau YB-YB yg bergama ISLAM ni pergi jumpa Tuanku Sultan mohon perkenaan guna duit Baitulmal utk Umat Islam mesti diperkenan.Sedangkan Bangunan sendiri boleh buat inikan UTK UMAT ISLAM sendiri..

And Zakwan dont talk about PAS being able to DAKWAH to DAP because come back to square one,DAP never recognized ISLAM as A LAW..

MCA and MIC at least they respect ISLAMIC LAW walaupun ada bising sana sini tetapi semua PEGUAM yang MELAWAN dan MEMPERTIKAIKAN UNDANG-UNDANG SYARIAH adalah PEGUAM DARI PARTI DAP..