TASK FORCES, COMMITTEES ARE MERE PROCRASTINATION

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 17 Aug 2019

Despite our bloated civil service that continues to bleed our annual budget dry, the new PH government continues to procrastinate solving the nation’s problems by forming new committees, task forces, advisers, all of which will further bleed the national coffers.

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PAKATAN MPS WITH INTEGRITY SHOULD RESIGN IF LYNAS STAYS

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 8 Aug 2019

We were so used to wakil rakyat and ministers of the old BN regime clinging on to their posts like barnacles to the ship of state even after scandals were exposed but are we to expect the same from peoples’ representatives in the “New Malaysia” under PH?

If those MPs who rode to victory at the polls on the back of voters who thought that they were totally committed to the struggle to remove Lynas from Kuantan have any integrity in their bones, they would resign forthwith if their PH government decides to allow Lynas to continue operating in Kuantan.

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ONLY ELECTED LOCAL COUNCILS CAN PREVENT ENVIRONMENTAL SCANDALS

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 29 June 2019

The Malaysian people have become totally fed-up with the performance of their local authorities all these years. Our daily newspapers abound with complaints about the many aspects of local councils’ irresponsibility and questionable activities. The inertia and non-accountability of local councils have resulted in bottlenecks, discontentment and environmental disasters which are holding back our development. Looking at examples of successful councils in the developed countries, we find that their most distinguishing features are the fact that they are elected; council meetings are open and transparent; accountability is demanded; there is participation by ratepayers, and there are established mechanisms to manage change.

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LYNAS GO-AHEAD IS PH’S BIGGEST BETRAYAL YET

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 31 May 2019

The Prime Minister’s statement that Malaysia will allow Australian rare earths producer Lynas Corp to keep operating a processing plant in the country is Pakatan’s biggest betrayal yet since they came into power. They have reneged on their election manifesto promise to take Malaysia on the path of sustainable development, peoples’ health and safety in a clean environment.

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NEW MALAYSIA A HAVEN FOR PLASTIC WASTE?

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 26.9.2018

Not content with being the eighth worst country worldwide for the production of plastic waste, we now learn that local factories are importing and recycling plastic waste from Western countries amongst others, after China had banned imports of such plastic waste. We are told there are more than 114 plastic recycling factories that are active all over Malaysia and that does not include the illegal plastic waste factories.

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