Posts Tagged ‘MCA’

teacher gets transfer after appeal to political party

August 16th, 2011
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This is a pitiful story indeed. This teacher appealed for 3 YEARS to get a transfer back so can be with the mother who is a cancer patient. I wonder why the appeal was not approved before this. Always can give due to compassionate factors.

In the end, it needed political interference to solve this problem. Its more interesting because the deputy minister of education is from the political party.

This is why corruption, nepotism, and favouritism can occur.  These are the things that we should weed out from the civil service – interference from political parties and incompetent officers who not able to serve their customers honestly, fairly and with dedication.

AFTER more than three years of appealing for a transfer back to Penang, a teacher had his wish granted — thanks to the MCA.

Chiam Ming Jeng, 27, who was posted to a school in Subang Jaya, Selangor, had applied to come back to Penang to teach as his mother was suffering from cancer at the time.

His father had passed away in 2009.

After appealing to the party for assistance, Chiam had his wish granted in January when he was transferred to SMJK (C) Chung Hwa, Butterworth.

As a token of appreciation, his sister Wei Ping, 29, presented MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek with a ‘thank you’ plaque to express the family’s gratitude during the state party convention on Saturday.

“My brother, sister and myself are all teachers.

“My brother and I were posted to other states to teach when my mother was ill, so he requested to come back to take care of her.

“Thanks to MCA, the transfer application was finally approved,” she said.

Their mother succumbed to the illness two months ago.

source: http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2011/8/10/north/9254320&sec=North

RM30k for Sri Subramaniar Temple Teluk Datuk

January 24th, 2011
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Good news for Teluk Datuk folks. However I’m not sure whose money it is. MCA, the president, or the federal government.

The Teluk Datok Hindu community received a gift of RM30,000 from MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek for the construction of their new temple building.

“We must remember how lucky we are that our country’s laws embrace freedom of religion,” Dr Chua said at the Sri Subramaniar temple on Wednesday.

He said that 1Malaysia was not a political slogan but embraces the fact that Malaysians comprise different races and religions.

“It is only when we have inclusive policies that take into account all races can we be called 1Malaysia,” he said.

Dr Chua urged Malaysians not take to take the country’s racial unity for granted.

“Every citizen has the responsibility to maintain peace with mutual respect and understanding for those of different cultures and sensitivities,” said Chua at the Thaipusam Musical Night organised by the temple committee.

It was held to raise funds for the new building.

Temple chairman P. Alagamali said in his speech that construction had begun in 2009.

“At the moment, it is almost half finished.

“We hope to be able to use it by the end of this year,” he said.

Also present was Kuala Langat MCA division chief Datuk Ei Kim Hock.

from The Star

1000 propaganda members for Kedah government?

August 7th, 2010
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RM300 x 1000 = 300,000! This is waste of money, if the allegations are true. If you do good, then no need propaganda machinery la..people on the ground will know.

The PAS-led Kedah government has reportedly hired a large group of people to handle its propaganda work, although most of its election promises remain unfulfilled, said MCA chief Dr Chua Soi Lek today.

Chua (left), who was in Alor Star to open the state MCA’s 33rd annual convention, said the Kedah government has appointed more than 1,000 individuals as special officers to man the state government’s propaganda machinery.

Chua added the officers, who were paid at least RM300 each, were tasked to disseminate the ‘good work’ of PAS and the Pakatan Rakyat state administration.

“Everywhere they go they will say that Pakatan is good but actually they were paid to say so,” revealed Chua at a press conference after the convention, which was attended by some 300 members.

Chua, who was a former health minister, said the Kedah government had promised to allow civil servants to take a loan without interest but this, too, remains an empty promise, with the excuse that it will burden the state’s financial situation.

‘No development’

Chua then castigated Kedah Menteri Besar Azizan Abdul Razak for neglecting the state’s socio-economic development.

He said there was no development in the Malay Muslim-majority state, unlike in the past when BN under Umno was helming the state.

Even the Kulim Industrial Estate is not being promoted properly and there were limited numbers of jobs for the people, he alleged.

“There are too many empty promises in the election manifesto of the Pakatan Rakyat,” he stressed.

Meanwhile, Chua said the state has not attempted to resolve the issue of pig abattoirs which the administration had destroyed earlier to pave the way for development.

“They promised to rebuild it but have not done so until now,” he lamented.

Darvena and Teoh get PSD scholarship

July 2nd, 2010
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Story of two students (Darvena and Teoh who managed to get PSD scholarships after intervention or appeal.

Having a paralysed mother made top student S. Darvena Pillay want to become a neurosurgeon so she could help other disabled people.

And she is now one step closer to fulfilling her dream thanks to a scholarship from the Public Services Department (PSD).

The 18-year-old, who scored 10As in the SPM, was initially unsuccessful but was awarded a PSD scholarship upon appeal to do a pre-medical foundation programme at the Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences and will later pursue a medical degree at a local university.

“After qualifying as a doctor, I will work in Malaysia because it is important that Malaysians serve our country,” she said.

“If we don’t step up to the plate and give back to the country that has given us so much, who will?” she said with a bright smile.

Darvena is an all-rounder who has over 50 certificates of co-curricular participation and achievement.

“I was a state-level debator and had took part in many competitions at school, district, state as well as national level,” she said.

Darvena’s mother became paralysed 11 years ago after giving birth to her youngest child.

Darvena’s father works as a water treatment plant operator and earns just enough to feed their family.

“This scholarship will greatly ease the burden on my family, particularly my dad as he has to take two jobs to support myself, my three schoolgoing siblings and my paralysed mother,” she said.

A student who failed to get a government scholarship twice to pursue higher studies is now rejoicing, thanks to the MCA.

Teoh Bee Kah, 18, who failed to get the scholarship earlier, has been granted a Public Service Department scholarship after she sent an appeal letter to MCA vice-president Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen.

Teoh, who was born with the nystagmus condition (a form of involuntary eye movement), was awarded a full scholarship for an 18-month Foundation in Business Studies course at the University of Nottingham’s Malaysian campus in Semenyih.

The former Convent Pulau Tikus student, who is now studying in Form Six at St Xavier’s Institution, will start the course on July 8.

“I was verbally guaranteed a National Scholarship on March 19 when I went to Putrajaya to receive an award for being an outstanding student.

“However, the name list came out a week later without my name. So, I thought I would be accepted by the PSD. But my name wasn’t in that list either when it came out on May 21.

“I cried for two days after that because I was so disappointed,” she said after receiving a congratulatory letter from Bagan MCA division Youth chief David Chua on behalf of Dr Ng at the Penang MCA headquarters on Pahang Road here yesterday.

Teoh, who scored 4A+, 3As and 3A- in last year’s SPM examination, said although her first choice was Psychology, she was nevertheless grateful for the scholarship.

She said her nystagmus condition was made difficult with her short-sightedness.

“My eyeballs are constantly moving and it is difficult for me to focus. Doctors told me my condition cannot be corrected with spectacles or surgery,” she said.

Her father, Lye Chuan, 58, said she did not let her condition stand in her way.

“She didn’t attend any tuition classes. Her hearing and memory are excellent too,” said the fisherman.

MCA to meet JPA over scholarship fiasco while MIC..

June 1st, 2010
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MCA seems to be moving fast and publicly telling so. Their new president Chua Soi Lek have already announced that MCA will talk more now, and for the first time, informed how much they request for Chinese schools in 10th Malaysian Plan.

Now, in view of the annual JPA scholarship appeal event, MCA is to meet JPA to highlight the cases of hundreds of students who have minimum 9As.

MCA leaders will be meeting with Public Services Department director-general Tan Sri Ismail Adam on Wednesday to discuss scholarship applications by SPM high scorers.

Party president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek will attend the meeting with Deputy Education Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong, also the party Youth chief.

“We have 755 students who scored nine As and 73 who scored A-Plus.

“We want to go through the list with Ismail to discuss who are the deserving ones,” he said before attending a dinner at SM Chung Hwa here yesterday.

At the same time, there were also 338 students who are children of public servants and had excelled in the examinations.

MIC how la? When is the meeting? How many students appeal have been collected? Some of the students who contacted me said they’ve send appeals to MIC but no news so far.