Posted: 01 Oct 2010 12:11 AM PDT
DAP National Deputy Chairman and MP for Kepong Dr Tan Seng Giaw calls on the Federal Territory Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik to explain clearly why he wants the present FT anthem to be replaced by a new one.
He should ask the FT people including 11 Members of Parliament in Kuala Lumpur, one in Labuan and one in Putrajaya about the FT anthem.
Anthem should be sung in public places. We hope as many people as possible learn it just as we are familiar with Negaraku, the tempo of which has ben upped.
Since YB Raja Nong Chik becomes the minister from March 8, 2008,his ministry has addded two more words, urban wellbeing, becoming Ministry of Federal Territory and Urban Wellbeing. If he intends to add urban wellbeing into the anthem, that can be done.
Anthem is serious. It is not a pop song. Mew pop song tops the chart. But, anthem does not usually top the chart.
If he finds that the tempo of the FT anthem is too slow to cater for the hiphop people, then experts can up the tempo.
Is it the song that does not suit the minister? Is it the tempo? Is it the lyric?
Please ask for the opinions of FT people including the MPs about the desire to drop or change the anthem.
Dr Tan Seng Giaw
Posted: 30 Sep 2010 11:38 PM PDT
DAP Deputy National Chairman and MP for Kepong Dr Tan Seng Giaw urges UMNO to ask the Central Government the total amount of taxes from the various activities of the gaming industry such as Genting Highlands and the Four Digit. How much does each state especially Pahang get annually. How does the Government use the multibillion ringgits?
On 1.10.2010, Dr Tan answered the questions of reporters about UMNO's allegation against the Penang State Government that the funds for senior citizens and the poor were from RM2 million contribution of the Penang Turf Club.
Gaming industry, whether legal or illegal, thrives in the whole world. There are various activities of the gaming industry in Malaysia. Now, the same applies to Singapore.
Penang Government has favourable balance of the budget of RM88.2 million and RM27.3 million in 2008 and 2009 respectively. It allocates RM20 million for the senior citizens (Program Penghargaan Warga Emas)and the hardcore poor (Program Rakan Anti-Miskin)in the 2010 budget. The UMNO allegation has no basis.
On the other hand, the Central Government collects taxes from various activities of the gaming industry. UMNO must question it on the total amount it has collected yearly, including the amount received by every state especially contributions from Genting Highlands to Pahang. Then, how does the Government manage the multibillion ringgits?
Dr Tan Seng Giaw
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