Sunday, September 26, 2010

Support us by buying one ticket!

I'm organising a fundraising concert for DAP Selangor. Money collected from the sale of tickets will go directly into DAP Selangor account for the preparation of the next General Elections.

The price of the tickets are as follows: RM100, RM200 and RM300 per ticket

Tickets can be purchased from my office:
24A, 1st Floor, Jalan SS14/1A
47500 Subang Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel : 03 5631 2768
Fax: 03 5631 2757

Opening hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday : 1pm to 7pm
Thursday nights : 8pm to 10pm

Contact person : Debbie Phang

Thanking you in advance for your support! Please pass the word around.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

At the home of the late Mdm Leong

I visited the family of the kindergarten teacher who passed away in Bandar Sunway as a result of snatch theft. Click here to read more about the incident.

The late Mdm Leong worked in Subang Jaya, lived in Taman Sri Muda and was walking on the pedestrian bridge connecting DUN Subang Jaya to DUN Seri Setia when she was attacked. All 3 state assemblymen : myself, Nik Nazmi (Seri Setia) and Shuhaimi Shafiei visited the family of the late Mdm Leong and gave financial assistance to the family on behalf of the Selangor State Government. Our condolences to her husband and daughters.

We urge the police and Home Ministry to beef up security in urban townships. Snatch thefts must be given heavy penalty and not be treated as petty crime. There are simply too many victims of snatch theft and the thieves must know that they can no longer get away with such senseless acts.

1Malaysia logo on Ah Long banners

Some parties were spreading lies about our Malaysia Day gotong-royong in SS13. Media asked me if our intention was to remove banners bearing the 1Malaysia logo as a rebellious sign against the Federal Government. My reply : I have no time to play childish political games with Barisan Nasional. (You can read more about our gotong-royong in the posting below). MPSJ will continue to remove any illegal advertisements (without MPSJ stickers), regardless of the identity of the person/agency who put them up.

Article from Sinar Harian :

SUBANG JAYA - “Tidak benar, saya tidak tahu siapa yang membuat khabar angin mengatakan program gotong-royong pagi ini (semalam) untuk menurunkan iklan dan bunting tertera logo 1 Malaysia,” demikian tegas Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) Subang Jaya, Hannah Yeoh Tseow Suan ketika ditanya mengenai dakwaan beliau akan berbuat demikian dalam program dianjur pagi semalam.

Beliau yang menyangkal perkara itu turut menafikan pernah membawa turun iklan peminjam wang haram yang dibuat dalam bentuk bunting itu yang mempunyai logo 1 Malaysia meskipun pernah terjumpa iklan berkenaan.

“Pagi ini saya hanya mengadakan program gotong-royong disertai 60 belia dari sekitar Lembah Klang untuk membersihkan kawasan pangsapuri kos rendah di SS 13.

“Niat kami hanya membersihkan kawasan ini dan bukannya untuk menurunkan iklan dan sebagainya,” katanya.

Beliau berkata, program gotong-royong turut disertai kakitangan Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya (MPSJ) dan pihak berkuasa tempatan (PBT) itu akan membawa turun iklan haram hanya sekiranya terserempak.

“Tetapi kalau dakwaan mengatakan kami menurunkan iklan atau bunting yang ada tertera logo 1 Malaysia itu memang tidak benar.

 “Anda (wartawan) boleh saksikan sendiri apa yang kami lakukan di sini,” katanya kepada Sinar Harian.

 Hannah berkata, dia hanya mengeluarkan pendapat bahawa logo 1 Malaysia dikomersialkan pihak tertentu untuk perniagaan mereka.

“Saya pernah terlihat iklan peminjam wang haram tertera logo 1 Malaysia. Meskipun begitu saya tidak menurunkannya kerana ia digantung agak tinggi di tiang lampu. Tetapi meskipun ada diletakkan logo 1 Malaysia di sana...saya ingin bertanya adakah ia mempunyai permit dan kebenaran pihak Majlis.

“Lebih mengecewakan dakwaan dibuat sedangkan bunting (mempunyai logo 1 Malaysia) di kawasan pangsapuri itu,” katanya lagi yang mendakwa iklan peminjam wang tertera logo itu dijumpai di kawasan kedai di USJ2.

Sementara itu Ahli Majlis MPSJ, Dr Loi Kheng Min yang turut menyertai aktiviti gotong-royong itu berkata, pihaknya hanya menyerahkan kepada Jabatan Perlesenan sekiranya mahu membawa turun iklan atau bunting mahupun kain rentang besar yang tidak mempunyai permit.

“Kami tidak menurunkan iklan 1 Malaysia kerana di situ ada gambar bendera...menurunkan bunting atau kain rentang itu bagi saya sama seperti menurunkan bendera. Fokus kita pada program pagi ini hanya untuk pembersihan bukan untuk menurunkan iklan,” katanya.

Malaysia Day - love for the nation

On Malaysia Day, a group of 60 youth gathered at SS13 flats to express their love for this nation. The message : to take ownership of this land and learn to care for their neighbours. 20 local residents from the flats participated in the venture with the assistance from Alam Flora and MPSJ enforcement officers. It was not so much about the act of cleaning itself, it was about NOT being indifferent to others in the community. It is not always an easy task to mobilise youth on a public holiday at 7am! I'm so glad these youth took time to do something positive for others. No fancy slogan on Malaysia Day : they just expressed it through their actions that morning!

Below is the article from the Star:  

ABOUT 60 youths showed their love for the country by volunteering for a gotong-royong to clean up the SS13 flats compound in Subang Jaya on Malaysia Day.

Phang Jun Yee, 14, said she did not mind waking up so early during the school holidays, as the initiative was for a good cause.“

It feels great to help clean up the area and possibly save lives in view of the health hazards like dengue fever,” said Cherish Choo, 15, whose father also helped out at the gotong-royong.

Although they go to different schools in Petaling Jaya, Jun Yee and Cherish knew each other through church and the Change Your World movement, which organised the event.

Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh said the initiative was a statement from the youths to declare their love for the nation and to do something for the community.

“It also encourages them to take responsibility for the things that are happening in their country,” she said, adding that a simultaneous clean-up was held in the Bukit Gasing constituency.

“The youths, who come from all over the Klang Valley, worked with the residents to clean the drains and collect rubbish in the compound.

“The project was also supported by Alam Flora and the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ), which provided equipment and workers to trim trees and cut the grass.”

In addition to learning about the challenges of living in flats and the Joint Management Body (JMB) concept, Yeoh said the youths would also be exposed to the Rakan Cop programme conducted by the police and anti-human trafficking efforts by Tenaganita after the cleanup.

MPSJ councillor and JKP Zone 1 chairman Dr Loi Kheng Min said the gotong-royong was an opportunity for the youths to interact with the local community.

Change Your World coordinator Cathryn Lim said the local movement encouraged youths to learn and love the cities they lived in.

“Our aim is to create awareness among youths in schools and tertiary institutions about social ills, with a focus on three key issues.

“We also work with the local community to tweak the activities according to local needs,” she said.

 MPSJ councillor Dr Loi removing illegal banners

 There were 5 of such groups all over SS13 that morning

 Youth and local residents of SS13 flats attending the briefing by the police on Rakan Cop program and anti human trafficking effort by Tenaganita

Friday, September 17, 2010

Malaysia Day and NOT 1Msia Day

Below is the article from Harakahdaily:

Really guys, it's Malaysia Day, minus the '1': Hannah
PETALING JAYA, Sept 16: There is still a section of Malaysians who are confused about today's public holiday, thinking that it has to do with prime minister Najib Razak's political battlecry '1Malaysia'.

Subang Jaya state representative Hannah Yeoh is least amused, reminding the people that today is a celebration of Malaysia Day, and not '1Malaysia Day'.

“Today is Malaysia Day, not 1Malaysia Day. Do not commercialise historical days and add '1' to every product, slogan, speech,” lamented Hannah in her Facebook posting.

Hannah also was dumbfounded over the announcement by Najib in Sandakan, Sabah about the "1Malaysia milk" programme, part of efforts to build a generation of healthier and stronger Malaysians.

The programme which started with an initial cost of RM4 million will enable all pupils in primary schools nationwide to receive free milk from next month.

“Free milk is good but no need to label it 1Malaysia milk," retorted Hannah, sarcastically questioning whether the name suggested that the milk could now be consumed by Malaysians of all races.

On Malaysia Day, Hannah urged Malaysians to "live in substance, not the form", adding that the '1Malaysia' slogan was as wrong as singer cum composer Namewee’s controversial tweaking of the national anthem to "Negarakuku".

“Namewee has been questioned before for adding 'ku' to our Negaraku. But Barisan Nasional can get away with adding '1' to our Malaysia,” wrote Hannah

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

DUN Subang Jaya : Sambutan Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration

This is the official Sambutan Hari Raya Aidilfitri event which is partly sponsored by my office.  The Lions Club of Subang Jaya has put together this event with the cooperation of MPSJ. I will be there to launch the event at 7pm. There will also be a special appearance by local artist Amirah Ali. Admission is free. See you there!

Photo taken from Amirah Ali's facebook

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri

To all my Muslim residents and friends : 

Selamat Menyambut Hari Raya Aidilfitri & have a safe journey on the road!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Balik Kampung-Rumah Selamat program

For those of you who will be travelling, please remember to sign up for this program by the police. For more details, visit the SJ Alert website.

At the launch of Balik Kampung-Rumah Selamat 2010 together with CPO, OCPD, YB Teresa Kok and community leaders (this photo courtesy of Mr Andy Lim)

 With members of SJ Alert visiting Ramadan bazaars in USJ and SS18 to promote Balik Kampung-Rumah Selamat program

My office also prepared specially packed buah kurmas for residents

 Distributing SJ Alert stickers containing numbers to call in emergency cases

Together with young volunteers distributing Balik Kampung-Rumah Selamat forms

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Help for the poor in USJ 1

Article taken from the Malay Mail

Yeoh spreads festive goodwill

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 11:46:00
 SHARING THE JOY: Yeoh (second right) and Roslan presenting the Mydin vouchers
SUBANG JAYA: Some Aidilfitri cheer came yesterday for 20 families at low-cost Angsana flats in USJ1 here - mainly for single mothers, orphans and the disabled - with each receiving RM100 vouchers from Mydin Hypermarket.

The initiative was jointly led by Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh, together with the USJ1 mosque committee.

"We hope the donations will provide some comfort during Ramadan and Hari Raya Puasa festivities," said Yeoh, who was in baju kurung and scarve.

"Hopefully, they can now buy some new clothes for their children as well as groceries."

Subang Jaya Municipal councillor Roslan Shahir Datuk Mohd Shahir, who is also a committee member of the mosque, donated his one-month allowance to the families and 15 orphans from the Angsana flats.

"The mosque committee donated RM100 to each family and RM30 to orphans. They were chosen on the basis of their family income, of RM1,500 and below," he said.

One Angsana flat resident, Norhami Kasim, 47, said the donation enabled her to buy new clothes at Mydin for her six children.

"They're the ones who could do with new clothes for Hari Raya, especially my youngest who is 11 years old," said Norhami, who works as a nanny for a pair of twins over the past three years.

"I also have siblings who help us out financially from time to time. All this have made life bearable for us."

Ramadan allocation for mosques and suraus in DUN Subang Jaya

In 2008, I allocated RM2000 each for mosques and suraus in DUN Subang Jaya.

In 2009, I allocated RM2000 for each masjid and RM1000 for each surau in my constituency. You can read more about it here.

In 2010,  I have again set aside RM2000 for each masjid and RM1000 for each surau for Ramadan. This year, a total of 6 mosques and 16 suraus received their cheques in the first week of Ramadan.

It is the duty of every elected representative to look after the welfare of all, regardless of race and religion.

Monday, September 6, 2010

What does it mean to be Malaysian?

The office of Kg Tunku assemblyman Lau Weng San will be organising a public forum entitled "What Does It Mean To Be Malaysian? - Thoughts & Reflections Menjelang Malaysia Day".

Venue: Crystal Crown Hotel, 12 Lorong Utara A (Off Jalan Utara), Petaling Jaya
Date: 8 Sept 2010
Time: 8pm

• Hannah Yeoh - State Assemblyperson for Subang Jaya
• Rafizi Ramli - Chief Executive of Selangor Economic Advisory Office
• V. Ganabathirao - Former ISA detainee
• Azmi Sharom - UM law professor
• Leon Donald - DAP Sarawak State Committee member

Admission is free!