王赛之建议出任財长 倪可敏:讲话不经大脑

马华妇女组主席拿督王赛之砲轰財长林冠英不务正业,並建议由倪可敏或霹雳州议长拿督倪可汉出任財长一事,行动党霹州主席倪可敏抨击王赛之讲话不经大脑,並对老牌政党的沦落感到遗憾。也是国会下议院副议长的他指王赛之作为堂堂妇女组主席,在大会上没有发表政见,反而讲话不经大脑,坦白说令人同情马华,竟然选出这样的妇女组主席。「在林冠英担任財长后,我国今年首9个月的外资与去年同时期相比,已增加了350亿令吉,甚至日本大使昨日也称赞林冠英,而且大批的日本企业也有意前来大马投资。」

他周日出席太平必胜有限公司举办的一项圣诞节寻宝活动后,在记者会上发表上述谈话。另外,倪可敏也批评前首相兼巫统主席拿督斯里纳吉,指纳吉最近也开始口不择言,讲话完全没有逻辑。他指纳吉声言我国的中国游客大幅减少,可是根据大马旅游局的数据,中国游客不但没有减少,反而增加。他提到,希盟领袖敢于公布財產,証明希盟政府透明和廉洁,反观没有一名巫统和马华领袖敢公布財產,两者比较,相信全国人民心中有数。

Hentikan kitaran buli!

Saya menyambut baik seruan Timbalan Menteri Pendidikan Teo Nie Ching supaya orang ramai berhenti menyebarkan gambar ahli keluarga dan anak Edi Rejang (lelaki yang berkelakuan kasar terhadap seorang promoter bir di pasaraya baru-baru ini) di internet. Saya lega apabila akhirnya Teo Nie Ching melahirkan kebimbangan tentang isu ini dan cuba menamatkan kitaran pembulian ini. Rasisme dan pembulian merupakan dua isu yang sangat serius. Namun, apabila kita membalas perbuatan Edi Rejang dengan meraikan pembulian terhadap dia dan keluarganya, adakah ini betul-betul satu tindakan yang bersesuaian? Jangan silap faham, saya mengkritik tindakan Edi Rejang. Rasisme merupakan racun yang membawa kemusnahan kepada negara. Namun, sekiranya kita benar-benar mahu membina sebuah negara yang kedepan dan bertamadun, adakah trend membuli Edi Rejang sesuatu yang wajar kita sambut?

Sejujurnya, saya tidak memahami kelakuan Edi Rejang yang sebegitu kasar terhadap gadis promoter bir tersebut. Barangkali dia benar-benar seorang yang rasis. Malah, kemungkinan tinggi tindakan memohon maaf daripadanya hanyalah akibat tekanan netizen serta masyarakat, dan bukannya jujur dari hati. Namun, apakah kesudahan yang kita ingin kecapi dalam isu ini? Saya percaya, apa yang penting bukanlah kepuasan dalam membalas dendam. Apa yang kita mahu adalah supaya isu ini dijadikan pengajaran dan Edi Rejang melahirkan penyesalan yang ikhlas terhadap kesalahannya. Akan tetapi, adakah dengan cacian, makian serta buli terhadap Edi Rejang benar-benar dapat menjadikannya bertaubat? Ataupun akan lebih berkesan sekiranya kita memilih untuk menasihatinya dan memaafkannya? Segelintir daripada kita memilih untuk membalas perbuatan Edi Rejang dengan menggunakan cara yang sama, iaitu membuli Edi Rejang. Oleh itu, gambar dan maklumat mengenai keluarganya terpampang di internet, terutama anaknya yang bersekolah di Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina. Bukan itu sahaja, ada di kalangan kami yang turut menyerang dan menghina syarikat yang mengaji Edi Rejang.

Memang benar, Edi Rejang sepatutnya diberi pengajaran dan tindakan tidak bertanggung jawabnya itu tidak boleh dibiarkan begitu sahaja. Namun seharusnya, kita membenarkan pihak-pihak tertentu untuk mengambil tindakan dan belajar untuk memberi kepercayaan kepada sistem kehakiman kita dibawah pimpinan Kerajaan Pakatan Harapan. Tindakan mendedahkan gambar dan maklumat ahli keluarganya bukanlah sesuatu yang sesuai. Setelah identiti anaknya didedahkan, besar kemungkinan budak perempuan itu akan dibuli dan diboikot dalam sekolah buat satu jangka masa panjang. Kitaran tidak sihat ini hanya akan memupuk kebencian dalam hati anaknya. Sungguh ironi, namun akhirnya, kebencian ini ditanam oleh tangan kita sendiri (yang beria-ria mengatakan kita menolak rasisme dan pembulian), dengan cara yang sama Edi Rejang gunakan ke atas gadis promoter bir. Agak naif sekiranya kita masih tidak sedar bahawa sifat benci hanyalah akan mewariskan benci. Tujuan memaafkan Edi Rejang dan tidak memanjangkan isu ini bukanlah untuk menguntungkan Edi Rejang. Sebaliknya, perbuatan ini adalah supaya kita dapat meraikan sebuah masyarakat yang pengasih dan penuh dengan sifat empati.

Realitinya, kita tidak mungkin menjadi sebuah negara yang bertamandun tinggi sekiranya kita tidak mempunyai budaya bertamadun tinggi. Budaya ini dikatakan budaya masyarakat bertoleransi, berhemah tinggi, bertolak ansur dan ini wajib dimulakan oleh diri kita sendiri. Jadi sekiranya kita benar-benar mahu menghentikan rasisme dan pembulian di Malaysia, kita tidak patut melawan isu ini dengan menggunakan helah yang sama digunakan oleh Edi Rejang. Saya sebenarnya amat mengagumi gadis promoter bir tersebut. Sekiranya seorang gadis promoter bir yang baru berumur 17 tahun cukup matang menangani situasi ini dan memilih untuk tidak lagi mempersoalkan isu ini, bukankah kita seharusnya menjadi contoh yang lebih baik untuk gadis tersebut? Jadi adakah kita benar-benar mahu meneruskan kitaran Dari-Buli-Ke-Buli?

Dengan semangat Malaysia baru ini, marilah kita benar-benar mendukung negara dengan mengubah cara kita menangani kes rasisme dan kes pembulian di tanah air ini.

(Jamaliah Jamaluddin adalah Adun Bandar Utama dan Naib Ketua Sosialis Muda DAP (DAPSY) Selangor.)

Insiden kuil USJ: Jangan menangguk di air keruh, kata Dr Mahathir

Perdana Menteri, Dr Mahathir Mohamad mengingatkan ahli politik dan pemimpin badan bukan kerajaan (NGO) negara ini supaya tidak mengambil kesempatan dalam insiden yang berlaku di Kuil Sri Maha Mariamman dekat Subang Jaya.Tegasnya, kerajaan tidak teragak-agak untuk mengambil tindakan jika apa yang disuarakan mereka mengenai kejadian itu bersifat tidak benar dan mengancam ketenteraman awam. “Kepada ahli politik serta pemimpin-pemimpin badan bukan kerajaan dan yang berkepentingan janganlah ada pula yang cuba menangguk di air keroh,” katanya di Dewan Rakyat. “Kerajaan tidak berniat untuk menyekat kebebasan bersuara tetapi jika apa yang disuarakan itu tidak benar dan mengancam ketenteraman awam, kita tidak akan teragak-agak mengambil tindakan.”

Dr Mahathir dalam pada itu turut mengingkatkan orang ramai agar tidak mengambil tindakan atau mengeluar kenyataan provokatif yang boleh menimbulkan ketidakpuasan hati mana-mana pihak. “Kita mahu perkara ini diserahkan kepada pihak berkuasa dan saya minta semua pihak, samada di dalam Dewan ini mahupun orang ramai supaya berhati-hati apabila mengeluarkan kenyataan ataupun berkongsi apa-apa berita mengenai peristiwa itu kerana sekarang inipun sudah banyak berita palsu dan salah yang diedarkan,” ujarnya. Beliau turut mengulangi bahawa insiden tersebut bukan isu perkauman atau agama, sebaliknya perbuatan jenayah oleh pihak yang tidak bertanggungjawab. Terdahulu, Menteri Dalam Negeri, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin di Dewan Rakyat memberikan kronologi insiden tersebut. Menurut beliau, siasatan polis mendapati sekumpulan lelaki Melayu telah menceroboh masuk ke kawasan kuil atas arah beberapa individu yang bekerja dengan pemaju, One City Development Sdn. Bhd. yang merupakan pemilik tapak kuil tersebut. “Siasatan polis juga mendapati sejumlah RM150,000 telah dibayar kepada individu tertentu untuk melaksanakan kerja pengosongan kuil.”

Kumpulan lelaki Melayu berjumlah 50 orang yang menceroboh kuil pada malam kejadian didapati menerima bayaran antara RM150 dan RM300 seorang,” ujarnya. Setakat ini, katanya polis telah menahan 30 individu yang terdiri daripada 24 orang Melayu, 2 orang India Muslim, 3 orang India dan seorang Cina. “Semua mereka telah direman dengan tempoh reman yang berlainan, sementara 5 orang individu yang baru ditangkap semalam direman pada hari ini,” ujarnya.

全国最多圣诞老人驾到,太平这次真的红了!

倪可敏今日出席见证必胜有限公司举办別开生面的“必胜闪耀圣诞嘉年华”寻宝派对,见证732位参赛者穿上红色圣诞装打扮成圣诞老人仪式及领取大马纪录大全证书后,这么说。必胜生态园周日举办“必胜闪耀圣诞嘉年华”寻宝派对,参与者多达732位,全部穿上圣诞老人装参加寻宝活动,也因此荣获大马纪录大全证书,创最多圣诞老人盛会的纪录。

The ghost of Altantunya will continue to haunt Najib and Malaysia

The ghost of Altantunya will continue to haunt Najib and Malaysia until there is a full and satisfactory investigation as to the motive for the heinous murder of the Mongolian murder and the real murderers brought to justice. When the heinous murder and the mysterious disappearance of Saudi Arabian journalist, Jamal Kashoggi in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul hit the world headlines early October, the first person I thought of was Altantnya Shaariibuu, who was murdered and whose remains destroyed with C4 explosives in Shah Alam on Oct. 16 twelve years ago. The ghost of Altantunya Shaariibuu will continue to haunt former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Malaysia until there is a full and satisfactory investigation as to the motive for the heinous murder of the Mongolian murder and the real murders brought to justice.

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhytiddin Yassin told Parliament yesterday that the police will take appropriate action against Najib and his wife Rosmah Mansor if the couple is implicated in the murder of Altantuya. He was responding to Monday’s speech by the DAP MP for Bukit Gelugor Ramkarpal Singh in the debate on the Mid-Term Review of the 11th Malaysia Plan on the revelations made by businessperson Deepak Jaikishan on the Altantunya murder in a recent recording which was uploaded online. Although Deepak’s video recording had since been deleted from the Internet, it should pose no difficulty for the police to locate the video which is making the rounds on the social media in the last few days, and most important of all, the police can get confirmation from Deepak himself on the authenticity of the video. As Ramkarpal told Parliament on Monday, Deepak had clearly stated that Najib and Rosmah were involved in the murder of Altantuya.

In fact, at stake is not just the reputation of Najib and Rosmah, but Malaysia’s international repute and standing as a developed and civilized society where the rule of law and justice prevail in the country, where people do not disappear for no rhyme or reason or got murdered for no motives. In view of Deepak’s video recording, accusing Najib and Rosmah of being involved in the murder of Altantunya Shaariibuu, are both of them going to surrender themselves to the police for a re-opening of investigation into the motive for the murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu? Instead of submitting to the rule of law and justice, whether on the Altantunya murder or the 1MDB “kleptocracy at its worst”, Najib is clearly trying to obstruct the course of justice with his statement yesterday urging the Pakatan Harapan government to stop finding fault with him and his past administration, and focus instead on saving the country’s economy.

Is Najib suggesting that Pakatan Harapan should not re-open investigation into the Altantunya murder to establish its motive, something which the Najib premiership failed to do, or to get to the to the bottom of the 1MDB scandal? The past five days had been Najib’s worst five days in his public life. On October 26, 2018, Najib’s house of cards propping up his claim that the international 1MDB corruption and money-launderintg scandal was fake news and a concocted international conspiracy by his political enemie to topple him from power collapsed when Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel Ahmad Al-Jubeir met the Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and denied that Najib’s infamous RM2.6 billion in his personal bank accounts had come from Riyadh. But the damage to Najib of this Saudi Arabian denial was nothing compared to Najib’s disgraceful interview with Al Jazeera.

In the interview, Najib staged a walk-out after he was unable to answer with credibiility and authority difficult questions which the Al Jazeera interviewer, Mary Ann Joley, had put to Najib, whether on the 1MDB scandal; the RM2.6 billion donation in his personal banking account; Rosmah Mansor’s 22-carat US$27.3 million pink diamond necklace; more than US$200 million transferred into the account of his stepson Rizal Aziz; fugitive financier Jho Low; his 38 criminal charges of corruption, criminal breach of trust and money laundering or the murder of Altantunya Shaariibuu, and the interview was telecast worldwide on Saturday, October 27, 2018. Najib’s Al Jazeera interview was particularly damaging as it served as concrete proof as to why the 4 million voters who had voted for UMNO/Barisan Nasional in the 14th General Election on May 9, 2018 were very wrong in supporting a global kleptocracy, kakistocracy and rogue democraccy and why they should join the 5.6 million voters who voted for Pakatan Harapan to build a New Malaysia which is a leading nation of integrity and world top class nation and model of an united, progressive and democratic society.

Worse was to come for Najib. At the Anti-Corruption Summit 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, there were three blows to the solar plexus, viz: (1) Dismissal by the Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad of allegations that Najib’s 38 criminal charges of corruption, criminal breach of trust and money-laundering were politically motivated, as they are based on investigations by enforcement agencies tracing the 1MDB money and where it had gone through. (2) Revelation by Tan Sri Abu Kassim, the head of National Centre for Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption (GIACC) and former Chief Commissioner of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) that the MACC had in 2015 found that Najib’s claim that the RM2.6 billion he received was a donation from Saudi Arabian royalty to be false after a meeting with Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and United States Department of Justice in Washington; and (3) Announcement by the Attorney-General Tommy Thomas that the Malaysian Government would challenge the US$5.78 billion consent award granted to Abu Dhabi’s International Petroleum Investment Company or Aabar Investments PJS as Malaysia’s 1MDB was defrauded by Najib and against public policy.

In his disastrous Al Jazeera interview, Najib had indirectly admitted to the moral, economic and political catastrophes of the 1MDB scandal. Is Najib prepared to spare the country from further pain, agonies and sufferings and co-operate with the various investigative agencies by “Telling All” whether on the 1MDB scandal or the Altantuya murder?

(Media Statement by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang in Parliament)

“What are you bringing up? Kleptos (thieves) and bullies?”

Documentary “Kleptocrats” about the 1MDB scandal making world premier in New York while the Supreme Kleptocrat in Malaysia continues in his bubble to deny existence of 1MDB scandal. Former UMNO Minister and UMNO Wanita leader, Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz has asked a most important and pertinent question about education in Malaysia at the Nurture, Engage, eXchange Leadership Conference in Penang on 10 November 2018: “What are you bringing up? Kleptos (thieves) and bullies?”

She said Malaysia has no need to come up with reports on the education system, as by the time the reports are written, the rest of the world would have already moved ahead. “So many studies, so many reports, but nobody looks at them. So no need”, she said. Just consult the private sector and ask industry players, both local and foreign, what they need in terms of human capital and skills – was her recipe for educational reform in Malaysia. Although I do not fully agree with her, I must say that Rafidah’s sharp-tongued criticism of the flaws of the educational system resonates with the majority of Malaysians who are worried about the education of their children. Her question, “What are you bringing up? Klepptos (thieves) and bullies” is very relevant in Malaysia six decades after Merdeka in 1957 and the formation of Malaysia in 1963 – whether despite Islam as the official religion of Malaysia and the country being the confluence of the great religions and civilisations in the world, our schools and universities are producing a generation completely devoid of moral compass or religious values, who can be very comfortable with the infamy, ignominy and iniquity of being a global kleptocracy?

And horror of horrors, where a political party based on political Islam like PAS could even embrace kleptocracy, which is denounced by Islam and all religions and moral systems in the world – the unwritten agenda for the joint UMNO-PAS gathering in Perak this weekend. Malaysia’s greatest moral dilemma six decades after nationhood is vividly highlighted by the following three images: Firstly, former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak and those in his cohoots being hauled to court in the country to answer scores of criminal charges of corruption, criminal breach of trust and money-laundering in the 1MDB scandal; while overseas,1MDB conspirators like former Goldman Sachs banker Tim Leissner pleaded guilty of 1MDB criminal and corruption charges, and with another Goldman Sachs banker, Roger Ng, agreeing to forfeit some RM300 million of ill-gotten gains in the 1MDB scandal. Meanwhile, the international manhunt for 1MDB mastermind Jho Low, who has been indicted in Malaysia and the United States, continues.

Secondly, Najib shooting off numerous statements in his Facebook every day to distract attention from the 1MDB noose closing in on him, while continue to live in his bubble and to deny the existence of 1MDB scandal. Lastly, the 84-minute U.S. documentary “The Kleptocrats” (https://bit.ly/2zsvCGl) making its world premier in New York, with the following script accompanying the documentary: “In one of the world’s biggest financial crimes, 3.5 billion dollars were stolen from a Malaysian government fund. Investigative reporters from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Hollywood Reporter follow the money as it travels across the globe, financing everything from luxury real estate and decadent parties in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street. Capturing white-collar crime at its greedy best. The Kleptocrats is tale of embezzlement, scams and greed run amok.” Like Tom Wright and Bradley Hopes’ Billion Dollar Whale book, The Kleptocrats puts added emphasis on the role of fugitive financier Jho Low in the corruption scandal spanning at least 10 countries.

It tracks Low’s movements as he criss-crossed the world between Malaysia and Hollywood, playing up his lavish lifestyle that led to his playboy image. Directors Sam Hobkinson and Havana Marking also included interviews with Malaysian personalities such as MPs Tony Pua and Maria Chin Abdullah to help convey the damage the scandal wrought on Malaysia. Both the documentary The Kleptocrats and the harvest of books on the 1MDB scandal, like Billion Dollar Whale, reinforce the question asked by Rafidah yesterday – “What are you bringing up? Kleptos (thieves) and bullies?”

(Media Statement by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Liam Kit Siang in Gelang Patah)

无限搭公交 月票卡惠全民

交通部推出的每月100令吉(My100)和50令吉(My50)无限乘搭公共交通月票卡今日正式接受登记,登记后的民眾可在明年1月1日起,使用该月票卡,无限量使用公共交通。希盟政府推出的这项优惠仅限大马公民享有,外国人无法享有,民眾只需拿著具备一触即通卡(Touch N Go)功能的身份证和军人证,到指定地点出示身份证进行一次性註册和缴付首月的100令吉即可。有意申请100令吉月票卡的民眾,可在今日起到所有轻快铁站、捷运站、莎阿南巴士总部、鹅嘜青木原巴士站、安邦斯里尼南巴士站和加影巴士总站进行一次性註册。

无限量无限乘搭公共交通月票卡可分为2种,第一种My100为每月100令吉无限量搭乘巴生谷一带全部的Rapid KL巴士、捷运(MRT)接驳巴士、快捷通巴士和4种Rapid铁道服务,4种Rapid铁道服务分別为轻快铁(LRT)1和2、捷运、单轨火车和双威快捷巴士系统(BRT)。另一种My50卡,则是每月50令吉无限次数乘搭巴生谷一带全部Rapid KL巴士和捷运接驳巴士。推介礼今日在吉隆坡中环车站举行,邀请了首相敦马哈迪亲自主持开幕典礼。马哈迪今早也特地搭乘轻快铁抵达活动现场。

活动出席嘉宾包括了交通部长陆兆福与夫人吴紫玲、交通部副部长依丁沙里、交通部秘书长拿督斯里沙里布丁、国家基建公司主席兼首席执行员拿督莫哈末哈兹兰等。陆兆福在活动上致词时表示,民眾只需登记一次,之后每个月到任何加额地点进行加额就可以继续享有这项优惠。他强调,这项优惠不仅是让吉隆坡民眾受惠,而是全马各地的民眾都受惠。「吉隆坡有许多外州的人在这里唸书和工作,不单单是吉隆坡人而已,是全马的人都受惠这个措施。」

他指出,希望这项措施也能吸引更多人使用交通工具作为代表工具。此外,为鼓励更多民眾申请这项月票卡,我国10位运动健儿也受委成为宣传大使,包括大马壁球女王拿督妮科大卫、跳水女將张俊虹、残奥金牌得主兼100公尺短跑选手莫哈末里祖安、羽球队混双名將吴柳萤、保龄球女选手塞达杜阿菲法、跳水队女將梁敏喻、空手道女子名將莎奇拉、游泳选手沈威胜、体操名將法拉安和男子花样滑冰选手茹自杰。

代元首:政治斗爭破坏和谐

代国家元首苏丹纳兹林沙殿下指出,有政治领袖在取得胜利后表现傲慢,失败的领袖则有报復心態,而令到长久以来国民努力维持的和谐气氛,因为政治斗爭而將受到破坏。殿下提醒人民,尤其是政治领袖不要匿藏在背后操纵,以在这个多元种族和宗教的国家,挑起仇恨和敌意。殿下也是霹雳州苏丹,殿下也对人民长久以来维繫的和谐,如今因政治纷爭而受到破坏,感到悲伤。

「胜利的一方应该保持谦卑,而失败的一方则应虚心接受失败的事实。」殿下是于週六,为江沙苏丹阿兹兰沙大学(USAS)第11届毕业典礼致词时,如是表示。殿下续说,开国先贤们利用智慧建立这个国家,这必须获得延续,以便能继续为下一代带来安全、和平、和谐和繁荣。尊重各族宗教

「有很多国家出现衝突甚至遭到毁灭,是因出现不同的宗派、宗教,有的甚至因为政治理念差异,而发生流血事故。」「马来西亚拥有所有可导致衝突的元素,但是先贤们选择不让衝突发生。」殿下表示,在独立前,英殖民政把国民分而治之,即马来人在甘榜、华人在城市,而印度人则在园坵。儘管各族分在不同的地区,工作性质也分化,但没有造成各族间出现仇恨。马来人和华人在园坵骑脚车不会感到担心,印度人和华人进入马来甘榜也不感到害怕,马来人和印度人在华人新村閒逛,也不会感到忧心。殿下说,虽然父辈的教育程度不高,但很珍惜和谐,以及避免种族与宗教间的衝突,並尊重各自的宗教与文化习俗。

假期出游现车龙 新柔关卡塞10小时

適逢週末和学校假期,造成新山两座陆路关卡今日出现大批通关人潮,排队等候通关的民眾苦不堪言,纷纷上网申诉,关卡交通阻塞情况超过10小时,甚至有人花了3小时方能顺利通关。据悉,马新第二通道今日清晨6时起出现通关人潮和车潮。通关者纷纷在面子书群组「新柔关卡路况情报站」贴文投诉,被受困在车龙中。

今日清晨7时一则被上传至社交媒体的贴文,內容提到「週六还是需要塞车」后,附上了一张被困在车龙中的照片。截至下午5时,已有94人点讚和29则留言,网友除了留言表示自己也有相同的经歷外,也有不少网友为避免误入车龙,事先在专页內询问关卡路况。网民申诉,从新加坡大士关卡前往马新第二通道方向,仅仅2公里的路程,他花了3个小时才顺利通关。

上述贴文引起共鸣,有网民在贴文下留言,指本身今日上午10时从新山关卡出境,也在柔佛长堤塞了3个小时才顺利通关。马新第二通道关卡特工队主席邹裕豪接受《东方日报》访问时证实,今日清晨6时起,新加坡大士关卡往马新第二通道车道出现大量交通工具涌入关卡的情况,造成严重交通阻塞现像。他表示,有鉴于新加坡学校假期,大部分新加坡家长都会选择携家带眷到新山旅游,相信关卡也是因此才会面临交通阻塞的问题。

「马新第二通道关卡柜檯已全数开启,20个柜檯同时在运作,但仍无法解决人流量不断涌入的问题。」另一方面,新山关卡特工队主席曾笳恩受询时也证实,今日中午12时左右,新山关卡往来新加坡方向皆出现交通拥堵的情况,截至下午5时,交通堵塞进一步恶化,柔佛长提往来方向都挤满车辆,连关卡內的闸门都不能关闭,必须一直处于开放的状態。「相信是因为適逢週末和学校假期,才导致关卡塞车的情况。目前我仍在向有关当局了解有关的情况。」他说,新山柔关卡附近下午时分下起了大雨,因此相信塞车情况仍会持续一段时间。

榴莲整果出口 大马瞄准中国市场

隨著签署冷冻榴槤整果出口协议之后,榴槤出口预计將在2019年底,从目前的5.8%飆升至三位数。农业及农基业副部长沈志勤说,有信心是因为许多本地公司在榴槤出口上已与中国进行交易,瞄准这个全球最大的榴槤市场。「马来西亚才刚签订了將冷冻榴槤整果出口到中国。这证明中国对我们的优质榴槤非常感兴趣。我认为我们已经准备好出口到中国。」

沈志勤是在週五出席「中国(四川)-马来西亚在经济与贸易合作会议」后,向《马新社》如此表示。今年8月20日,农业部长拿督沙拉胡丁和中国海关总署署长倪岳峰签署从马来西亚出口到中国的冷冻榴槤检验和检疫的协议要求。隨后,中国电子商务公司阿里巴巴集团也与本地榴槤供应商建立了战略合作伙伴关係,以便在中国出口优质冷冻猫山王整果榴槤。

在此之前,马来西亚只出口榴槤果肉和果泥到中国。沈志勤说,中国將在农歷新年期间(2019年2月5日)派遣卫生和植物检疫专家到马来西亚进行后勤检查。「他们將检查所有的过程,包括从榴槤树、农场、將榴槤载送到港口和从港口载送到送往中国的船上的物流公司。」当被问及中国过去几年对榴槤的需求激增,再加上榴槤比油棕的產量高,榴槤园是否將会取代油棕园一事,沈志清认为认为该情况预料將不会发生。

「我认为榴槤是不会取代油棕园,因为油棕具有广泛的功能,而且它具有广泛的市场,欧洲,西亚,南亚一直到非洲。榴槤是在亚洲市场盛行。」同时,他敦促榴槤出口商不要卖掉他们所有的榴槤。「我要劝告那些出口商,不要太兴奋。我们必须以国家为主,並吸引榴槤爱好者到访马来西亚享用该果实的办法。」「你知道吗,品嚐榴槤的味道最好的时间是从树上落下后,两至八小时內。」

他也建议售卖榴槤的商家,应该更创新,开发更多下游產品,如月饼,冰淇淋和榴槤咖啡,因为此举有助于促进当地旅游生態系统的发展。「榴槤整果的价格为每公斤40令吉,但如果你以同样的数量,售卖下游的榴槤產品的形式,你可以赚取大约1000令吉。」他说,中国一直在创新和生產新的榴槤產品,如榴槤披萨和榴槤肉骨茶。沈志勤也曾在国会会议上表示,马来西亚每年生產30万吨的榴槤,猫山王佔总量的23%(6万9000吨)。他说,共有5.8%或1万7000吨榴槤出口到中国。