Parliamentary Questions for 2nd session beginning June 23

June 5, 2008

Parliamentary Questions for Oral Answers and Written Answers filed by YB Tuan Wee Choo Keong, MP For Wangsa Maju, 0n 02-06-08.

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

1. YB Tuan Wee Choo Keong [Wangsa Maju] asks the Minister of Home Affairs to state what are the measures the police force has taken or to be taken in the future in order to bring down crime rate in Wangsa Maju and elsewhere in Wilayah Persekutuan?

2. YB Tuan Wee Choo Keong [Wangsa Maju] asks the Minister of Environment to state what actions the government intends to take against the yearly open burning in Sumatra forest , which has caused haze in Malaysia atmosphere and threaten our health?

3. YB Tuan Wee Choo Keong [Wangsa Maju] asks the Minister of Home Affairs what actions it intend s to take against those Singaporeans who have entered into Malaysia for years under the monthly Social Pass and at the same time they are taking up employment or doing business here and living in Malaysia on a permanent basis and what actions are to be taken against the abused of the Social Pass by this category of Singaporeans?

4. YB Tuan Wee Choo Keong [Wangsa Maju] asks the Minister of Local Government to state the total cost of the road widening project for “JALAN GENTING KELANG DARI PERSIMPANGAN JALAN AIR PANAS KE PERSIMNPANGAN JALAN 1/27A” in Wangsa Maju and why the Ministry did not call for an OPEN TENDER before awarding the said project to MENTARI CONTRACTING (M) SDN BHD.

5. YB Tuan Wee Choo Keong [Wangsa Maju] asks the Minister of Transport to state on under what provision of the laws that MAB and MAS were allowed to grant credit facilities totaling more than RM110 million and RM85 million respectively to AirAsia, a private company? The Minister to also state what are the detailed actions that have been taken or to be taken by MAB and MAS to recover the said debts from AirAsia.

6. YB Tuan Wee Choo Keong [Wangsa Maju] asks the Minister of Education to state when did the Ministry approve the setting up and building of Sekolah Rendah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina (SRJKC) in Wangsa Maju area and when the construction works of this SRJKC will commence? Please provide the exact date of commencement and cost of constructions.

7. YB Tuan Wee Choo Keong [Wangsa Maju] asks the Minister of Foreign Affairs to state did our legal team informed the foreign legal experts that the picture of Pulau Batu Puteh to be tendered before ICJ was in fact taken from a blog (internet), the total professional fees paid to the foreign legal experts and total expenses for the whole Malaysian supporting legal team including professors and others, and provide the name of the firm of local solicitors involved in the case.

8. YB Tuan Wee Choo Keong [Wangsa Maju] asks the Prime Minister to state whether it is the policy of the Federal Government that the chairman of all companies (like MAB, Sepang International Circuit and others) where the Ministry of Finance has major interests, must be an UMNO member and does this mean that other Malaysians cannot hold such position in these companies even if he is a Bumiputra with different political thinking?

9. YB Tuan Wee Choo Keong [Wangsa Maju] asks the Minister of Foreign Affairs to state in February 2008 what was the total donations handed over by the newspapers to “Tabung Bencana Kementerian Luar Negeri” to help the victims of Blizzard Disaster in China and also whether the donations collected together with the pledged of RM1 million by the Prime Minister have been sent to the China Embassy. If sent when, if not why not.

10. YB Tuan Wee Choo Keong [Wangsa Maju] asks the Minister of Law to state whether the Government intends to order an investigation into the allegation of improprieties of a sitting Court of Appeal Judge, which evidence was tendered before the Royal Commission of Inquiry On Lingam Video Clip. If not, why not.

QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN ANSWERS

1. YB Tuan Wee Choo Keong [Wangsa Maju] asks the Minister of Finance to state why AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL ASSURRANCE CO LTD [AIA], the only 100% foreign owned insurance company, operating in Malaysia for many year without being locally incorporated, and it has just changed its name to American International Assurance Bhd, and to state who is its local partner and whether the local partner has fully paid for all their shares.

2. YB Tuan Wee Choo Keong [Wangsa Maju] asks the Prime Minister to state whether the 4 Proclamations of Emergency (declared in 1964 as a result of confrontation with Indonesia, 1966 in Sarawak following the constitutional stand off, 1969 after the My 13 riot, and 1977 in Kelantan following a political crisis), which are all still in force, will be revoked as Malaysians are living in peace. If not, please state why not.

3. YB Tuan Wee Choo Keong [Wangsa Maju] asks the Minister of Health to state whether the Government has taken steps to fully implement all the guidelines and condition set by WHO’s Framework Convention for Tobacco Control especially on the total ban of cigarette advertisement in any form, on cigarette companies sending out promoters to promote cigarettes in public places and display of cigarettes at the points of sale (e.g. mamak stalls & coffee shops). If not, why not.

4. YB Tuan Wee Choo Keong [Wangsa Maju] asks the Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs to state how the government proposes to control inflation and price increases of other goods and services and at the same time maintain the present price of petrol, and why the ban on selling of petrol was not applicable to foreigners was not applicable to Singaporeans.

5. YB Tuan Wee Choo Keong [Wangsa Maju] asks the Minister of Home Affairs to state how many criminal cases have been acquitted in Court due to the lost of evidence, which was under the sole custody of the police, and what actions have been taken by the police to ensure the lost of evidence will not occur again.

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