Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Waste Not

Had a very interesting conversation with a "solid waste" (meaning our everyday garbage) expert.

Did you know that:

- gasses emitted from landfills is the biggest contributor to greenhouse gasses in Malaysia?
(smoke from power stations comes next and vehicle exhaust fumes only comes in third);

- there is no such thing as 100% 'safe' incinerator in the world. Accidents and explosions occur even at sites managed by the most advanced countries such Japan, Germany and Holland. Even with the 'cleanest' incinerators, 5% of the remnant  ash is toxic and these are even harder to dispose then the actual waste.

- organic waste is more of a health hazard then non-organic waste as they emit methane gases, foul odour and poison our underground water system.

Lesson from it all?

I guess we have recycle more and waste less.

Lets do our part to help earth heal itself.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

5 AkuJanji Kota Raja

Kenapa Banjir- salah satu manifesto Datuk S.Murugesan?

Ini kerana, Datuk S.Murugesan memahami masalah banjir telah menyebabkan kerugian harta benda, harga rumah jatuh, kesukaran mendapat pinjaman bank untuk membeli rumah dikawasan sering banjir. Datuk S.Murugesan akan mengambil pendekatan yang sewajarnya untuk mengatasi masalah banjir. Antara langkah-langkah yang akan diambil adalah, pelebaran sistem saliran peparitan, mendalamkan lagi longkang-longkang yang agak cetek, membersihkan longkang-longkang yang tersumbat dengan sampah dan lumut. Oleh itu, isu ini akan diberi keutamaan agar, masa yang akan datang, masalah ini dapat diatasi melalui wakil parlimen Datuk S.Murugesan
Kenapa Pengangkutan Bas - salah satu manifesto Datuk S.Murugesan?

Sistem pengangkutan yang tidak efisen menyebabkan ramai tidak berpeluang untuk berkerja di kota, tidak dapat ke tempat tujuan dengan masa yang sepatutnya dan lain-lain. Oleh itu, Datuk S.Murugesan akan meminta RapidKL untuk memperluaskan rangkaian perjalanan bas ke kawasan-kawasan Kota Raja yang tidak mempunyai sistem bas yang baik.

Kenapa Penurunan kadar jenayah - salah satu manifesto Datuk S.Murugesan
Datuk S.Murugesan akan menambahkan sistem kamera pemantauan keselamatan disekitar Johan Setia. Selain itu, Datuk S.Murugesan juga akan meminta pihak polis untuk menambahkan peronda motosikal di kawasan Kota Raja. Kadar jenayah dicatatkan menurun di kawasan-kawasan yang mempunyai pasukan peronda polis bermotosikal. Selain itu, Pasukan Rela juga akan diminta untuk membantu peronda Rukun Tetangga untuk menjaga keselamatan.

Kenapa Pusat Penjagaan kanak-kanak -salah satu manifesto Datuk S.Murugesan

Datuk S.Murugesan percaya ramai ibu di kawasan Kota Raja mempunyai masalah menghantar ana-anak mereka ke tempat pengasuh kerana kos yang tinggi, atau jauh dari tempat tinggal mereka. Oleh itu, ramai ibu tidak keluar berkerja, dan tidak mampu untuk bersaing dengan kos kehidupan yang making meningkat. Datuk 

Kenapa Kenapa Klinik 1 Malaysia- salah satu manifesto Datuk S.Murugesan

Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak telah bersetuju dengan 5 AkuJanji Datuk S.Murugesan pada 22 April 2013. Salah satu janji adalah untuk membina 5 Klinik 1Malaysia di Kota Raja. Oleh itu, Datuk S.Murugesan boleh mencadangkan untuk membina Klinik 1Malaysia dikawasan ini, memandangkan pusat kesihatan lain terletak agak jauh dari kawasan ini

Manifesto tambahan untuk Kota Raja

Sekolah Menengah di Kota Kemuning
Sekolah Menengah yang sedia ada tidak dapat menampung pelajar di kawasan ini, menyebabkan pelajar-pelajar terpaksa ke sekolah menengah di kawasan luar dari Kota Kemuning

Memahami kehendak ini, Datuk S.Murugesan telah berbincang dengan Perdana Menteri, Dato Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak dan beliau bersetuju untuk membina sekolah menengah di Kota Kemuning.

Lampu Jalan di kawasan Johan Setia
Datuk S.Murugesan akan meminta pihak JKR/TNB untuk mendirikan lebih banyak lampu jalan raya dikawasan ini. Datuk S.Murugesan memahami permintaan ini dari masyarakat setempat, oleh itu beliau akan menunaikan janji beliau

Pejabat Pos di Johan Setia
Pejabat pos telah menjadi satu kemudahan asas pada masa ini. Amat menghairankan kawasan ini tidak mempunyai pejebat pos. Oleh itu, Datuk S.Murugesan akan meminta pihak Pos Malaysia untuk membuka sebuah cawangan disini. Dengan ini, masyarakat di sini dapat menyelesaikan banyak aktiviti harian seperti bayaran bil, pengeposan dan lain-lain lagi dengan mudah

Dewan Serbaguna di Andalas 
Memandangkan tiada dewan serbaguna di kawasan Andalas, maka ramai masyarakat setempat terpaksa mengadakan majlis perkahwinan dan lain-lain majlis di kota yang bersebelahan. Oleh itu, untuk mengurangkan beban masyarakat di Andalas, Datuk S.Murugesan berjanji untuk membina sebuah dewan serbaguna di kawasan ini

Saturday, April 20, 2013

5 Pledges for Kota Raja Parliament

I have successfully sent in my nomination today morning (20 April 2013) as Kota Raja Parliament candidate (P111) representing Barisan Nasional. Along with me, there are three other candidates who has filed in their nomination namely, Dr Siti Mariah of PAS, Mr P.Uthayakumar of Human Rights Party (HRP) and Mr Azman Idrus as independent candidate. I would like to wish all of them all the best, and lets have healthy contest.

I have drawn out FIVE pledges for Kota Roja constituency, which will be within my means to fulfill when I am given the mandate. The LIMA AkuJanji is as below

1. Ensuring Safety/Security within the constituency/Menjamin Keselamatan penduduk di Parlimen Kota Raja

2. Addressing the flood problem/Menangani Masalah Banjir

3.Improving Public Transport and Roads/Meningkatkan pengangkutan awam dan jalan raya

4.Opening government day care centre/Membuka pusat penjagaan kanak-kanak kerajaan

5.Opening FIVE 1Malaysia clinics/Membuka LIMA Klinik 1Malaysia

I have to rush back now, so will update my blog on how I will implement these AkuJanji manifesto at nite or tomorrow when I find some time. I have opened the Bilik Gerakan Jentera Pilihan Raya Barisan Nasional at
No 37, Jalan 25/67, Taman Sri Muda. I may not be able to answer calls during this time, as I will be in busy with ceramah and campaigning work. So I suggest to contact my secretary Ms.Theeba at 0129720853.

All praises belong to God only


Thursday, March 29, 2012

MIC To Cater For All


KUALA LUMPUR: MIC's major challenge is to cater to the needs of Indians in the middle and higher income bracket, party secretary-general S. Murugesan said.

He said the party had shifted from merely focusing on the lower income group as the economic standing of the community had changed greatly.

“The party has been doing the same things for a long time, and failed to cater to the needs of the segment of the community which had moved up to the middle and higher income group,” he said.

Citing an example, he said the party was still carrying out activities such as the MyDaftar program-me to provide documentation in-cluding birth certificates and MyKad for the community, catering mainly to the lower income group in the rural areas.

“We need to transform to be relevant and cater to Indians who are educated and professionals with different needs. This is our challenge,” he said.

Murugesan said that under the leadership of Datuk Seri G. Palanivel, MIC was also trying to woo more Indian professionals and youths to join the party.

“We need new ideas and fresh perspectives on how to approach matters,'' he said, adding that all division leaders had been advised to be more inclusive and open up to new possibilities.

He said MIC had accepted that the country's political landscape had completely changed, and people were more vocal and expressive with the power of the Internet.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Deplorable Conditions of Low Cost Flats

Lifts that don't work, lights that don't work, railings that are stolen. These are some of the problems faced by the residents of a PPR flat in Kota Damansara.

SUBANG: A pregnant woman could not be rushed to the hospital and ended up giving birth in front of the lift door when the lifts in a low-cost flat here failed to function.

The residents of the PPR flat in Section 8, Kota Damansara, are living in extreme conditions, and this prompted a MIC leader to call on Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat to set aside political differences.

MIC secretary-general S Murugesan said both the Federal Territory and Urban Well being Ministry and the Selangor state government must work together to resolve the residents’ woes.

“It is not about politics but a humanitarian issue. The welfare of the people is of importance and political differences should be set aside,” he told reporters after visiting the PPR flat yesterday.

Murugesan said he met with the maintenance company Nilsham Resources last week and was informed that the maintenance service was stopped after the residents did not pay rental.

However, the residents claimed that they had refused to pay rental after the maintenance overlooked their basic needs.

Speaking to FMT, B Paneer Selvam, who has been staying there for the past five years, said that the problems started after Pakatan took over Selangor.

The state government increased the rental from RM124 to RM250 in July, 2008.

“We were against the rental increase because we could not afford it,” he said, adding that a year later, the state government agreed to the old rate after a series of meetings.

“However, the new maintenance company appointed by Pakatan forced us to pay the one year arrears which is more than RM3,000. We are poor people who cannot fork out such a big sum and this led to the maintenance company withdrawing its services,” he said.

Faulty lifts are the main problem

Asked about the condition of the flats, Paneer said that faulty lifts were the main problem.

“There are three lifts for each block but only one functions. Furthermore, the lift stops automatically on each of the 18 floors, and it takes about 30 minutes to go up and down,” he added.

The flats was also littered with rubbish, and Paneer explained that it was because it took the residents a long time to take their rubbish to the ground floor.

He also said that drug addicts also frequented the flats, and there have been numerous robbery cases because the lights along the walkways were not working.

Relating another incident, Paneer said a child fell down the staircase because the railings had been stolen.

Murugesan said most PPR flats were in a similar condition and stressed on the need for action to be taken.

“I am here not as a politician but like I said, this is more of a humanitarian issue,” he added.

“We want a long-term solution to this PPR flats problem,” he said, adding that the state government could follow the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) where the latter oversees all the low-cost flats in the Federal Territory.

He added that the state government should form a special department to cater for all the PPR flats in Selangor.


Saturday, March 10, 2012

Press Statement - Appointment of Datuk Ranjit Singh as Chairman of SC

Press Statement - Appointment of Datuk Ranjit Singh as Chairman of SC

MIC welcomes the appointment of Datuk Ranjit Ajit Singh as Chairman of the SC and Dato Dr Nik Ramlah Mahmood as Deputy Chief Executive. Both are individuals of high calibre and integrity. Although both the appointments were based purely on merit, the appointment of Datuk Ranjit Ajit Singh as Chairman of the SC has a special significance for the Malaysian Indian Community. It recognises their contribution towards nation building and ability to lead important institutions in our country.

The appointment also signals to the Malaysian Indian youths that under the leadership of our Prime Minister YAB Dato' Sri Najib Tun Abdul Razak, they can aspire for high office provided that they are willing to work hard.

MIC also wishes to thank the outgoing Chairman, Tan Sri Zarinah Anwar who has done an excellent job in strengthening and developing the Malaysian capital market and maintaining the high integrity of our Securities Commission.

MIC calls upon the government to appoint more qualified Malaysian Indians as board members and chairmen of GLCs; as currently the community is not proportionately represented in these bodies.

Secretary General