Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Dr Chan may face off with a 28 year-old DAP newcomer in Piasau

Ling Sie Kiong
Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan
Posted on February 23, 2011, Wednesday

MIRI: The coming state election may see Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) president Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan face off with a candidate from Democratic Action Party (DAP) in Piasau, a seat which he has held for six terms.

This is because as reported in a Chinese daily, lawyer Ling Sie Kiong, 28, will take on the veteran politician in the seat which saw Dr Chan beating many opposition candidates in previous elections.

“It’s up to Pakatan Rakyat (PR) to decide with my party, DAP, if they want me to stand there. I will go all out and accept the challenge,” Ling said to The Borneo Post when met at his office yesterday afternoon, adding as a life member of DAP he would abide by the party’s decision whether to put him in Piasau or other areas.

Family of five need financial assistance

SEEKING HELP: Hii gets emotional when speaking to the press while her seven-year-old looks on helplessly

Posted on February 23, 2011, Wednesday

KUCHING: A disadvantaged family of five at a squatter area at Jalan Selangan Batu is appealing for financial assistance from members of the public.

The family ran into serious financial trouble two years ago when Hii Kin Lan’s husband Voon Yan Chin was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Due to his debilitating condition, labourer and sole breadwinner Voon had to stop working.

There was not enough money for their children’s education.

Things became worst when Hii herself was diagnosed with high blood pressure, asthma and diabetes.

Hii broke into tears when speaking to the press at Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Pending branch yesterday.

“I have four children aged 17, 10, nine and seven and they are all still schooling. I myself have to go up and down to the hospital to get treated for my diabetes,” she said.

Assisted by the branch, the family now receive an emergency relief allowance of RM400 from the Social Welfare Department.

According to Hii, her husband’s cancer is at the advanced stage and he has been admitted in hospital.

To help, the public are advised to contact Hii at 016-8961567 or SUPP Pending Branch at 082-331776 or 082-332 667.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Abandoned government quarters belonged to George Chan???

Our facebook friend Keadilan Limbang commented on February 2, 2011:
Government Kubu Quarters di Limbang yang telah ditinggalkan tidak berpenghuni. Keadilan mendapat tahu kawasan tapak tanah Qovernment Quarters ini telah diambil oleh DCM George Chan. Being abandoned and wasted the Rakyat money..and TAX payers.
Here are the pictures:

Sunday, November 7, 2010

SUPP might consider accepting Sng — Dr Chan

Posted on November 7, 2010, Sunday

MIRI: Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) president Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan hinted that the party would consider admitting partyless Pelagus assemblyman Larry Sng if he is accepted by the people.

Dr Chan said any decision on the matter depended on the support of the people and could not be done by him or the party leadership alone.

“If I accept him, it does not mean that the people would accept (him). I want people who are accepted by the people on the ground,” Dr Chan disclosed this to reporters after the presentation of education aid from Miri Chinese Charitable Trust Board to 200 students yesterday.

Dr Chan was asked for comment on the possibility of Sng (who was sacked in April 2008 from Parti Rakyat Sarawak — PRS) joining SUPP as he is still partyless.

He said: “We are not so exclusive where nobody else can get in. This is why I keep on saying that the party wants to open our door to anybody who wants to join us to promote or help us to serve the people.”

NEWS FLASH - Give us your list of preferred candidates ...

... the Chinese community was told in a function yesterday.

Name your preferred candidates – CM

by Norni Mahadi. Posted on November 7, 2010, Sunday

MIRI: The Chinese are welcomed to submit the names of their preferred candidates for the next state election on one condition.

FOR EDUCATION: Hii Teck Yun (left) presents a mock donation cheque for RM10,000 to the person in charge of Pei Min Middle School (third right) witnessed by Taib (third left), Dr Chan (second left) and Hii King Chiong (fourth right).

The candidates must fully support the Barisan Nasional (BN), said Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud who is also the state BN chairman.

“It doesn’t matter if those you propose are partyless. For the sake of the future of the Chinese, you must choose good leaders,” he said when he officiated at Hunyuan Hexiang Zhuang Qigong’s tenth anniversary celebration at Miri Indoor Stadium last Friday night.

The state BN needs effective Chinese representatives who can work closely with other races on common aims and aspirations, he said.

Chinese input is vital to accelerate development as the community has always been part of the progress and prosperity of the state and country.

“I hope Sarawak would continue to prosper regardless of the composition of its population,” he said, urging the people to work closely with the government on mainstream development.

Giving Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) as an example, he said the party was grooming young people to become future leaders.

In PBB, he said, 20 to 30 per cent of its leaders would be changed to allow the young to serve.

“Young people with new ideas would make mistakes. But let them learn from the mistakes because it is part of the process of getting to be a good leader,” he said.

At the same time, there is a need to translate the ideals of ‘Government of the People, Government by the People and Government for the People’ into concrete actions.

In this, a political party which is not in touch with the people would not be able to provide and deliver good public service.

On business, he wanted the Chinese to stop their traditional practises which could cause them to be left behind in the context of the current competitive global business environment.

“There is no more advantage of hard work. If you still practise old business ways, you would be defeated by others, even by foreigners who invest in business here,” he said.

Later at the same function, Taib announced the granting of RM50,000 in minor rural project (MRP) funds to the association.

He also witnessed the presentation of a donation cheques for RM10,000 each to Riam Road Middle School and Pei Min Middle School.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan cum SUPP president, chairman of BN Supporters Club Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing cum the treasurer of Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP), Assistant Minister of Communications Datuk Lee Kim Shin, Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Office Larry Sng, Member of Parliament for Sibuti Ahmad Lai Bujang, advisor of Miri Hunyuan Hexiang Zhuang Qigong Association Hii

King Chiong and president of Miri Hunyuan Hexiang Zhuang Qigong Association Hii Teck Yun were among those present at the function.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tan ... please hear us out ...

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

George Chan wondering why the Bako landowners turned to the DAP to solve the matter


Bako landowners promised even-handed deal

Posted on October 19, 2010, Tuesday

KUCHING: The government will ensure a fair deal for the Bako landowners as far as compensation goes.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan, in stating this yesterday, said a thorough evaluation needed to be conducted in order to come up with a possible new deal, fair to both landowners and the government.

“I believe the Land and Survey Department has carried out a survey before indicating the compensation rates.