Thursday, 30 September 2010

伤心妈妈痛失龙凤胎 投诉3个月无进展

郭庭恺向卫生部和院方申讨沈咪咪投诉医护人员疏忽事件的调查报告近3个月仍无下文。

(槟城29日讯)约3个月前向玻璃池滑州议员郭庭恺投诉政府医院医护人员疏忽的伤心妈妈沈咪咪,其投诉近3个月皆毫无进展!

郭庭恺于周三上午在其服务中心记者会上指出,沈咪咪于7月7日通过他召开记者会投诉不满后,各大媒体于隔日皆大篇幅报导有关沈咪咪痛失龙凤胎及遭医护人员以恶劣态度对待的新闻,同而引起了卫生部长拿督斯里廖中莱的关注,马上下令卫生部组成一支调查小组调查此事。

他说,该调查小组分别于7月8日和9日与沈咪咪联络及会面后,就没有和沈咪咪联系,也没有给予任何书面调查报告。

郭庭恺表示,调查小组当天和沈咪咪及家属进行对话时,有关方面对疏忽事件的解释事主都是无奈的接受,但是事主还是希望获得院方和卫生部的书面调查报告。

他说,他在召开记者会前和沈咪咪联络,事主表示至今仍未接获任何来自院方或卫生部的回复。

他透露,本身一直都有跟进这起投诉事件的进展,自上月25日开始连续超过10次以电话联络院方和卫生部追问此事件调查结果,惟有关方面很官僚式一推再推,所以至今他也无法获得有关方面的正式回应。

同时,这起事件早前在媒体报导后,彭文宝行政议员也曾致函要求当局尽快公布调查结果,最后还是没有下文。

因此,他希望有关方面尽快公布调查结果,并把调查报告交给事主。

郭庭恺遗憾医护服务未改善

郭庭恺表示,事主目前还在休养中,但情况良好。

他说,事主不满的再次向他投诉,指过去发生了多宗怀疑医护人员失误或疏忽事件,但有关当局没有积极的进行改善和补救,这令事主感到遗憾。

郭庭恺也对卫生部没有进行改善的诚意而感到无奈。

他说,事主目前除了要求当局给予调查结果的书面报告以外,还希望当局能列明若有医护人员在此事上有疏忽的责任,当局已经采取了什么纪律行动?而当时卫生部长也答应加强对院方的监督,是指哪方面的监督?

除此,郭庭恺也针对这起事件向卫生部提出了几个建议,主要是提升医护人员的服务态度和执行问责制度的改善。

郭庭恺提出5建议:

1.重新训练医生及医护人员-以提升医护人员的服务态度、对病人的爱心及沟通技巧等。

2.改善医护人员的心态-改善医护人员的思维,不该因为政府提供免费医疗服务而马虎行医,不可忽略医德。

3.严厉执行纪律行动-实施问责制度,针对任何医疗服务投诉须谨慎调查,成立一个独立调查委员会接收所有投诉。

4.明确的指示-卫生部应设定条例指示所有政府或私人医院将病人转院时,必须发出转院信函并清楚列明将转送的医院和部门。同时,各大医院的指示牌也必须以华、巫、英三语列明医院各部门名称。

5.独立调查员-卫生部应委任独立调查员针对所有医疗服务投诉个案编制成刊物出版,让民众作参考,这也一种让民众监督卫生部的工具。

光华日报

http://www.kwongwah.com.my/news/2010/09/30/19.html

3個月了還沒交代 州議員:不排除起訴院方

(檳城29日訊)華裔婦女失去龍鳳胎又受盡檳城中央醫院醫護人員折磨一事發生至今3個月,院方尚未交代調查結果,浮羅池滑區州議員郭庭愷促請院方及衛生部交代此事。

他指出,院方除了在7月8日至9日與沈咪咪會面,作出口頭解釋外,之后不曾給她任何交代。

“院方至今尚未解釋醫務人員粗暴對待、留當事人一人在產房等事件。”

他說,他本身也撥電聯絡院方超過10次,院方卻以官僚作風應對,檳州衛生委員會主席彭文寶也曾在8月尾致函院方索取調查報告,至今仍未有答复。

他透露,衛生部針對此事成立的調查委員會已前來會見沈咪咪,以了解事情經過,不過至今仍未看到調查結果。

他今早在一項記者會上,這么指出。

郭庭愷說,當事人希望院方交代如何對付事件中疏忽者,及如何避免類似事件重演。

他希望院方能重新培訓醫務人員(包括醫生),改善他們的態度、溝通方式、醫德等。

不排除提告

“曾有醫生發表‘醫院收費低廉,不能要求這么多’的言論,這種心態需要改變,中央醫院是政府使用納稅人的錢成立,應為公眾提供良好服務。”

他也促請醫院設立獨立委員會,讓公眾投訴、設立明確的三語指示牌、將全國中央醫院弊病及問題結集成書,讓衛生部及公眾監督。

郭庭愷說,如今沈咪咪因該事件有后遺症,目前還在療養中。

他指出,他目前不排除採取法律訴訟行動,若當事人及家人有此意願,行動黨會提供法律支援。

沈咪咪是在7月揭露,她獨自留在產房、被人當球踢、日抽4次血等慘痛遭遇。

衛生局:欲瞭解報告
可聯絡院方

檳州衛生局主任拿督鄭麗珠指出,該部已經在事件發生后一周左右完成調查報告,並呈交給衛生部,當事人若要了解報告內容可聯絡院方。

她接受本報電訪時,聲明有關調查報告屬于機密,不願透露報告內容,包括有誰被對付等。

無論如何,她指出,若當事人要知道調查報告內容,可直接聯絡檳城中央醫院院長,院長將安排時間向她講解。

記者嘗試聯絡衛生部長拿督斯里廖中萊,至截稿時,仍未成功聯絡上。

中国报

http://www.chinapress.com.my/content_new.asp?dt=2010-09-30&sec=malaysia&art=0930mb67.txt

Don’t be blind to trash

Heavy load: USM students weighing the rubbish collected along the 800m Pantai Robina stretch and 1.2km stretch of Pantai Bersih.

PENANGITES must develop the habit of picking up rubbish thrown by others as it can go a long way towards ensuring cleanliness of the state.

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said in some countries, people did not walk away after seeing rubbish on their path.

“They will pick it up and dispose of it properly. I have seen this in Canada.

“We must strive for each and everyone of us to have that attitude,” he said when opening the state’s International Coastal Cleanup programme at Pantai Robina and Pantai Bersih in Butterworth.

Lim said the ‘Cleaner, Greener Penang’ initiative was aimed at inculcating a sense of responsibility and civic consciousness among the public to keep their surroundings clean.

More than 1,000 participants turned up for the four-hour programme yesterday which was part of the ‘Cleaner, Greener Penang’ initiative co-organised by The Star and the Penang and Seberang Prai municipal councils with support from the state government.

Penang is among more than 100 other countries around the world participating in the international programme.

Among the 2,362kg of rubbish collected at the two beaches were used condoms, underwear and sarong.

Most of the garbage collected in the 800m stretch of Pantai Robina and 1.2km of Pantai Bersih comprised food packaging and plastic water bottles.

Event organising chairman Koay Teng Hai, who is Pulau Tikus assemblyman, said it was possible that the clothing and condoms had drifted to the shore from elsewhere.

“Most of what we collected were food-related items meaning that it’s very likely to be rubbish left by picnickers.

“The ambiance here is nicer than Gurney Drive on Penang island but unfortunately, rubbish is being thrown indiscriminately,” he said.

Among the youngest participants was six-year-old Ng Wei Heng who said he came “to collect rubbish”.

His father Cheng Teik, 47, said they had to wake up at 5am to attend the event.

“Since we are from Bukit Mertajam, I had to wake Wei Heng up early to make it for the 7am programme.

“He was very keen when I told him that we were going to help clean up the beach.

“I believe it’s important to train children from a young age to be conscious of the environment,” the oil company supervisor said.

Friends Ong Kai Li and Ng Hooi Jing cycled from their homes 20 minutes away to join in the gotong-royong.

“It’s our day off but we don’t mind waking up early to show our support for the environment,” Hoo Jing said.

Persatuan Sumber Alam Taman Bagan Lalang chairman Ang Hock Lean, 51, said he came with 16 association members to help.

“The beach here was so beautiful 20 years ago — you could dig for small living creatures. Hopefully, we can make it nice again,” he said.

The Star

http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2010/9/27/north/7105419&sec=north

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Clean-up on Butterworth beaches

BUTTERWORTH: Used condoms, underwear and sarong were among the 2,362kg of rubbish collected during the state’s first massive beach clean-up in Seberang Prai at two popular beaches here.

Most of the garbage collected during the four-hour clean-up covering a 800m stretch of Pantai Robina and 1.2km of Pantai Bersih were food packaging and plastic water bottles.

Event organising chairman Koay Teng Hai said it was possible that the clothing and condoms had drifted to the shore from elsewhere.

“Most of what we collected were food-related items meaning that it’s very likely to be rubbish left by picnickers.

“The ambiance here is nicer than Gurney Drive on Penang island but unfortunately, rubbish is being thrown indiscriminately,” he said.

At least 1,000 people turned up for the International Coastal Cleanup programme yesterday.

Penang was among an estimated 100 countries which participated in the international programme.

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng launched the event and later the state’s green initiative website (http://greenstate.penang.gov.my).

The programme is part of the “Cleaner, Greener Penang” initiative, co-organised by The Star and the Penang and Seberang Prai municipal councils with support from the state government, to create environmental awareness among the public.

The Star
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/9/26/nation/7105399&sec=nation

林冠英:全民行动可贵 为后世维护环境

(北海25日讯)槟首长林冠英呼吁大家共同维护海滩的清洁,如果大家没有照顾我们的海滩,最终不仅海滩被污染、州政府形像被破坏,孩子以后也看不到海滩了!

他周六清晨7时30分在威北直落斗哇罗宾纳海滨,为“国际沙滩大扫除”及网站http://greenstate.penang.gov.my主持开幕礼时指出,水利灌溉局已完成“综合海岸管理蓝图” ( ISMP, Integrated Shoreline Management Plan),相信将可协助每名规划者在海岸区的发展,而所有槟州海岸环境素质的问题列在海岸区发展的考虑在内。

全民维护环境

他强调,周六活动是用一种“非结构性方案”,而这种努力是买不到、建造不到的,它乃众志成城的成果;尽管政府可从法律方面着手,但他认为,这项维护环境的工作需要全体槟州人民的共同努力。

他披露,此海滩清洁活动与全世界100多个国家同日进行,正好符合槟州政府立志成为一个国际都市的宏愿。

“槟州被海洋包围,其中槟岛四面环海,另一部份则是马来半岛的一部份。我们的海岸线拥有许多吸引人的海滩,即环岛长达201.4公里及威海岸线,以及其它小岛如木蔻山、阿曼岛及里茂岛。”

他透露,威省共有长达30公里的海岸线,适合野餐及休闲,70公里为渔产区红树林、30公里为码头发展、40公里为沼泽地带、20公里为石头区,也有150条河流流向大海。

巫统言论惹不满 友族同胞回呛

巫统峇眼区部领袖呛声,“清洁海滩也没用,没戴头巾就没清洁心灵”,出席公众不满反驳,掀小风波。

槟首长林冠英离开罗宾纳海滨后不久,现场突然听到几名人士和一名晨运人士互相呛声,引起关注。

原来,该名晨运人士乃巫统峇眼区部某基层领袖,他走过防浪堤时,突然抛出一句“清洁海滩也没用,没戴头巾就没清洁心灵”。其中一名在现场捡拾垃圾的巫裔朋友听后不满,即回呛“你们很多巫统领袖也没戴头巾”;这名巫统领袖立刻回说,“这和巫统没关系,不要扯在一起!”。

过后,在现场人士的劝说下,那名捡拾垃圾的巫裔朋友并没回嘴,让该名巫统领袖唱独角戏。不过,这名巫裔也向身旁朋友表示不满,因他认为现场也有很多非回教徒的其他种族朋友,戴头巾乃个人宗教信仰,所以认为这名巫统领袖不应如此喊话,所以才忍不住回呛。

逾600民众齐心合作 捡拾超过2361公斤垃圾

纱笼、轮胎、冰箱零件、安全套……沙滩垃圾真是千奇百怪!不分男女老幼,逾600民众起个大清早来清洁沙滩,共捡拾了超过2361公斤的垃圾。

这项国际沙滩大扫除活动,是在威北日落斗哇罗宾纳海滨和北海清洁海滨举行。许多公众甚至一家大小出动,一起来清洁海滨。

现场所见,捡拾的垃圾多为塑料物品,包括塑料袋、矿泉水罐、吸管、餐具、拖鞋等,还有随处常见的烟蒂、纸张,甚至还有冰箱配件、轮胎、纱笼和安全套等,可真是“应有尽有”呢!


























光华日报

Saturday, 25 September 2010

林冠英:當機立斷‧“好計劃要堅持做”

新關仔角區福德正神理事會和慶讚中元理事會移交消防車給浮羅池滑志願消拯隊,由尤瑞慶(左5)移交給消拯隊主席柯資椿(右),由林冠英(中)、郭庭愷(右4)等見證。

(檳城)檳州首席部長林冠英強調要當果斷的政府,因此做起事就不能優柔寡斷,要當機立斷。

他說:“好的計劃,政府要敢敢去做,也要堅持下去,例如100令吉樂齡回饋金、制度化撥款給獨中和各源流學校,州政府每年都會持續。”

做好事有人民作後盾

他說,州政府做了這些好事,卻不斷受到反對黨的批評,不過只要人民當州政府的後盾,州政府就無所畏懼。

他前晚(23日)出席新關仔角區慶祝福德正神千秋寶誕的聯歡宴,這麼說。

郭庭愷:小販須重視3條件

浮羅池滑區州議員郭庭愷呼吁新關仔角小販必須注重3個條件,即食物品質、清潔衛生、服務態度,確保檳州成為真正的美食天堂。

劉鎮東:經濟轉型計劃未提改革

升旗山區國會議員劉鎮東說,聯邦政府最近公佈國家經濟轉型計劃,但該計劃並沒有提及改革,如針對貪污、教育、人才外流、治安等問題。

新關仔角福德正神理事會和該區慶讚中元理事會在會上移交消防車給浮羅池滑志願消拯隊,並捐出500令吉給培才小學建校基金。

出席者包括理事會主席拿督尤瑞慶、檳州行政議員劉子健、檳島市議員戴良成等。

星洲日報/大北馬‧2010.09.24

逾2千人提燈吃餅賞月‧新關仔角海邊燈光閃閃

來自丹麥的奧斯卡(左、6歲)及卡斯塔(10歲),第一次在檳城見識到甚麼叫做“中秋節”。他們提著不曾見過的燈籠,開心地玩了起來。

(檳城)超過2000民眾及遊客前晚(9月22日)聚集新關仔角,一起在涼風習習的海邊提燈籠、吃月餅、賞月光,歡度一年一度的中秋佳節!

這項由新關仔角福德正神理事會舉辦,浮羅池滑區州議員郭庭愷服務隊協辦的大型中秋晚會,獲得新華通企業的贊助,現場提供了14檔各種各類的檳城小吃供大家享用,讓所有參與的遊客,在感受本土慶典之餘,亦有機會一嘗味道鮮美的檳城美食。

當晚參與活動的國外遊客,許多是第一次見識檳城人的中秋節,他們提著大會派發的燈籠,新奇的家人朋友玩了起來;更有本地居民特別因應節慶,製作了充滿古早味的“環保燈籠”,提來現場“炫耀”一番,讓整個舊關仔角充滿濃濃的中秋情懷。

郭庭愷:欣賞龍獅表演
遊客小孩也獲燈籠月餅

郭庭愷說,舉辦這個活動主要提倡保留華人優良的文化傳統,因此,大會特別提供了免費的燈籠及月餅,派發給所有孩子及遊客,同時,亦準備了舞龍舞獅等傳統節目,供遊客欣賞。

林冠英:月光下歡慶佳節
全家親友大團聚

大會開幕人檳州首席部長林冠英說,中秋是全家團聚的大好日子,這個中秋晚會正好可以讓一家大小和親朋戚友們團聚一起,在月光下歡慶佳節。

“民聯政府執政兩年多以來,我們努力做了很多事情帶來美好的改變,以讓檳城走向國際級的城市,但是,這些改變需要全體人民的配合,我們才能重新擦亮‘東方花園’。”

浮羅池滑義消隊獲贈消防車

儀式上,新關仔角福德正神及盂蘭盛會理事會也移交了一輛價值3萬2000令吉的消防車,予浮羅池滑義務消防隊。

出席這項晚會者,也包括了新華通代表拿督尤瑞慶、大山腳區國會議員章瑛。

星洲日報/大北馬‧2010.09.23

http://mykampung.sinchew.com.my/node/114517?tid=4

Moon-lit lantern magic

WITH the full moon in sight during a cool and breezy night, it was perfect for a stroll at the scenic Gurney Drive in Penang.

The setting was also ideal for the Mid-Autumn Festival celebration on Wednesday night.

Parents and their children were seen carrying various kind of lanterns.

There were the traditional plastic and paper lanterns with candles in them while some carried modern ones which had blinking LED lighting.

Organised by Pulau Tikus assemblyman Koay Teng Hai’s service centre, the event attracted a large crowd who were treated to free food and captivating stage performances.

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, who graced the event, explained that the festival was a time for family activities whereby tucking in the famous mooncakes can be used as incentives for families to gather together.

“Penang is the place for good food and to have clean, safe and good fun,” he said.

Lim also stressed on the importance of working together to restore the shine back to Penang as the “Pearl of the Orient.”

“We must have integrity in what we do as well as efficiency and productivity. Based on these three qualities — efficiency, productivity and integrity — it will put us on the right track towards turning Penang into an international-status city and destination of choice for investors and tourists alike,” he added.

A fire brigade van worth RM32,000 was also presented to the Pulau Tikus Fire and Rescue volunteer unit.

The vehicle was sponsored by Gurney Drive Tua Pek Kong temple and Gurney Drive Phor Thor committee.

Entertainment for the night included a dragon dance, a lion dance, and a drum performance.

A two-round display of fireworks also decorated the night sky as the gazing crowd stood transfixed.

Song Chia Ying, 33, said she would always bring her two children to have fun at the lantern festival.

“My husband and I also took them to last year’s event at the Esplanade. The children loved picking out their own lanterns,” she said, adding that they usually opted for lanterns with cartoon characters.

However, it was the first time that four-year-old Lee Shun Hao was taking part in such a lantern celebration.

His father, Lee Poh Oon, 32, said his son was clearly having a good time.

Another family was busy taking photographs to capture memorable moments of the festival. Jimmy Yeoh, 39, Celine Neoh, 36, and their two-year-old son Owen went early to avoid getting stuck in the jam.

“We knew about the event and spent time in the Gurney Plaza (shopping mall) before coming here,” said Neoh.

Brent Horrocks, 32, from the United States was there because he was curious to know more about the festival.

The Star
http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2010/9/24/north/7090530&sec=north

An invitation to play


THE children of The National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM) can now enjoy playtime in their newly set up toy library at the society’s branch in Penang.

The toy library, a brightly-decorated room, looks inviting with shelves filled with soft toys, figurines, toy cars and other educational games.

It was set up under the Toys Stories programme which was co-organised by the Children & Child Heart Clinic and the Mutiara Women Organisation.

They were helped by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) such as the 2 Way Centre and NASOM.

Organising chairman Dr Sim Joo Seng said that play therapy was important for children at the centre.

“As they play with the toys, they learn to interact with other children. This helps them to improve their speech,” he said.

“This is the first toy library set up under the programme. We hope to open up more such libraries with other NGOs on a monthly basis.

“We have networked with other organisations and collected many unwanted toys. We clean up the toys first before giving them to the children to play,” he said.

Dr Sim also hopes to start with a similar project involving books next year.

NASOM Penang branch coordinator R. Genges expressed her happiness over the new library.

“The centre finally has a toy library. Before this, all the toys were scattered about in classrooms.

“We’ll soon come up with a timetable to set aside playtime for the children in the library,” she said.

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s wife Betty Chew was present to officiate the opening of the toy library at NASOM Penang recently.

She is also the patron of the Toys Stories project.

NGOs who are interested in setting up toy libraries can contact Dr Sim at 04-658 4058.

Those who wish to donate toys can do so at NASOM, Pulau Tikus assemblyman Koay Teng Hai’s service centre, the Children & Child Heart Clinic, Montes-sori Children’s House, Penang Downs Syndrome Association, 2 Way Centre, Sim Children & Child Heart Clinic and Gama Supermarket & Departmental Store Sdn Bhd.

The Star
http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2010/9/13/north/6986865&sec=north

Students urged to take online green test

Well done: Lim (centre) sharing a joke with (in school uniform from left) Teoh, Khok and Foo during the NTV7 Mandarin Battle Star prize presentation. Looking on are state Health, Welfare, Caring Society and Environmental Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh (left) and Pulau Tikus assemblyman Koay Teng Hai (second left).

PRIMARY and secondary school students can test their knowledge on the environment and stand a chance to win mystery prizes by taking part in an online quiz competition.

Held in conjunction with the Penang Government’s ‘Green School’ award programme, the online quiz competition will be held from Thursday to Sept 25.

Organising chairman Koay Teng Hai said students must answer 10 questions in 20 minutes by accessing the website portal of http://greenstate.penang.gov.my.

“They can do so with the help of their family members and teachers during the school holidays.

“We hope the quiz will increase their awareness to create a cleaner, greener Penang,” he told a press conference on Friday.

Koay said the first 100 participants who successfully answer the questions correctly in the shortest time period would be given mystery gifts.

“They will also stand a chance to participate in a green camp organised by the state government during the end of the year school holidays in November,” Koay said.

Those interested can contact 04-6505112 or thingsiewshuen@penang.gov.my for details.

Earlier, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng presented RM200 and a certificate respectively to Foo Yong See, Teoh Zhen Chao and Khok Kin Yu for winning the NTV7 Mandarin Battle Star on Aug 8.

The students from SJK (C) Kim Sen also won a trophy, products from BESTA and RM25,000 for their school after the trio emerged champion in a TV game show for primary school students to test their Mandarin language and general knowledge skills.

The Star
http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2010/9/8/north/6980118&sec=north

助贫困生提升教育 一甘榜一补习班计划奏效

郭庭恺本身经常走入补习班关注学生的学习进度。

(槟城23日讯)从政不忘推动社区教育,玻璃池滑州议员郭庭恺于去年在选区推动的免费“一甘榜一补习班”计划奏效,累积一年成果后,参与补习的甘榜区学生,在各政府考试中的英文成绩都获“A”等。

由于获良好反应,原本只在甘榜峇眼惹玛,瀑布路、甘榜希尔咯开办的补习班、如今已增办到第4家,而最新地点是在“善儿童之家”(Shan Children Home)。郭庭恺受访时表示,当初本着教育本是实现人类公平竞争及教育可改善贫富差距的理念,才决定在选区开办“一甘榜一补习班”计划。

他说,纵观大马政府有为人民提供免费教育,但并非利惠所有家庭;他也认为,知识可改变命运,教育可改善人生,可是如果一开始就输在人生起跑点,尤其是基本补习费用都缴付不起的贫户孩子,又如何能通过教育获得公平竞争机会?

尤其是他走入甘榜巡视后感触更深,在他选区内共有7个甘榜,将近500户人家中,巫裔占60%、印裔30%及华裔10%,而中下收入的家长以巫裔和印裔占多数;这些中下收入家长,眼看孩子需接受补习来跟上正规教育步伐,但碍于收入有限而却步,因此这加速他成立社区免费补习班的计划。

随着其选区的免费英文补习班概念获得坊间热烈反应后,其它区议员也纷纷效仿,其中包括班台惹雅区州议员沈志勤、丹绒武雅区州议员郑雨周已在各自选区筹办类似补习班,双溪槟榔区州议员郭庭源也向他咨询,希望能寻求这方面的协助。

他提及,除了社区免费英文补习班,他也寻求赞助商资助贫困学生的物质需求,以减少家长的教育开销。

定期表扬优秀生

类似免费补习的计划曾于2002年至2003年在垄尾区推行,然而义务老师无法持续性提供课程,以致草草结束,因此郭庭恺为避免类似收场,就寻求商家赞助聘请教师固定上课。

为了维持免费补习班的教育素质,他规定补习老师每个月向他汇报所有学生的一切,如成绩进展出席率等,同时每3个月定期举办“奖励日”,嘉许在课堂上表现优秀的学生,并邀请家长出席参与这活动。目前为止,他所发出最高的奖励就是一部电脑词典。

推动免费流动上网服务

在电脑普遍的时代,还是有不少家庭无法拥有电脑,所以除了社区中心免费英文补习班,郭庭恺紧接下来要推行的选区教育计划是提供免费流动上网服务“Mobile I-Community”(流动智慧社区)。

他说,这是效仿丹绒武雅州议员郑雨周推广“I-Community”(智慧社区),这项服务是采用手提电脑流动式的为社区的孩子提供免费上网服务,他强调这个服务纯粹是上网并没有授课,在场会有服务中心人员负责站岗。

这项计划,初步预料会在今年学校放假前落实,他不排除会在峇眼惹玛、瀑布路及甘榜希尔咯几个所需的社区展开。

吁商家赞助

郭庭恺开办社区补习班所需经费不少,平均一年所需费用要6000令吉,为此他呼吁更多赞助商,能够给予援助共同为慈善教育尽绵力。有意者可联络:郭庭恺服务中心服务热线(04- 2263227)或助理美玲(012- 4883227)。

光华日报
http://www.kwongwah.com.my/news/2010/09/24/14.html

Friday, 24 September 2010

第一届,填色及绘画比赛,"月圆庆中秋",Colouring & Drawing Contest 19-9-2010

第一届,填色及绘画比赛,"月圆庆中秋",19-09-2010(日),Gurney Plaza New Wing, Atrium, 10.30am- 1.30pm







班台摩力乡委会主席致词
国会议员YB刘镇东致词
颁发纪念品给场地赞助商- 新关仔角合您广场
颁发纪念品给支持单位- 赤道艺术学院
国会议员YB刘镇东,YB郭庭凯妻子以及班台摩力乡委会主席,颁奖纪念品后的合照
幼稚园得奖者
小学底年组的得奖者
小学高年组的得奖者
参与这项活动的工作人员以及朋友们.

如想浏览更多关于此活动的照片可浏览以下的网址 to view more photos:

Thursday, 23 September 2010

国际海滩大扫除International Coastal Cleanup

檳政府號召2千人大掃除‧25日北海2海濱漂白

郭庭愷(右3)一行人實地考察日落斗哇羅賓娜沙灘,只見處處都是垃圾。(圖:星洲日報)

(檳城‧北海)繼新關仔角、丹絨武雅和峇都丁宜沙灘後,這回將輪到北海清潔海濱及日落斗哇羅賓娜海灘進行大掃除,預計吸引超過2千民眾參與其盛。

檳州政府這次將號召逾2千人為北海兩個沙灘進行大掃除,希望通過龐大的人力軍有效的掃清北海沙灘的垃圾,以趁此提高民眾的環保意識之餘,也還沙灘一個清潔及乾淨的容貌。

這項取名為“國際海灘大掃除行動”將於9月25日,清晨6時30分開始在北海清潔海濱(Pantai Bersih)及日落斗哇羅賓娜(Pantai Robina)海灘舉行,這也是北海沙灘第一次進行大型的大掃除行動。

郭庭愷:共長1千900公尺

“國際海灘大掃除”籌委會主席郭庭愷指出,這次將進行清潔運動的北海沙灘範圍共長1千900公尺,其中清潔海濱佔了1千100公尺長,羅賓娜沙灘則有800公尺沙灘將進行大掃除。

他說,主辦當局此次也邀請了多個政府單位參與,包括消拯隊、義消隊、威省市政局、馬來西亞理科大學、水利灌溉局及選委會等,其中選委會將在現場設立柜台,供未來選民進行登記。

郭庭愷週一在威省市議員孫意志、溫維安及多名威省市政局官員的陪同下,到羅賓娜海灘視察並宣佈上述消息。

預先報名獲免費T恤

他說,由於檳州政府在今年4月18日世界地球日於檳島新關仔角、丹絨武雅和峇都丁宜舉行沙灘清潔運動獲得民眾熱烈的響應,包括參與人數遠遠超過預定的目標,因此該會此次要求有意參加者預先報名(傳送SMS016-4763565或016-4118227),以確保將獲取免費T恤。

他同時也歡迎有興趣的民眾當天報名(T恤將給先到先得者),共同響應這項深具意義的愛護地球運動;檳州首席部長林冠英當天也會參與其盛。

此外,他說,威省市政局也將安排承包商在場收集再循環物品,因此民眾若有可供再循環物品堆積在家裡,可在當天載往會場。

郭庭愷說,大掃除運動將在當天早上7時展開,參加者可在6時30分報到,並獲分發早餐。

他指出,檳州政府未來將會持續於檳威兩地沙灘展開上述活動,以喚醒民眾的環保意識,共同愛護地球並保護沙灘的清潔和衛生。

諾基亞收棄用手機
猜中數目可贏新手機

另一方面,大會贊助商諾基亞(Nokia)當天也會在場置放一個箱子收集棄用手機,並設有猜測當天所收集到的棄用手機數目猜獎遊戲,讓民機會贏取一台新手機。

除此之外,任何民眾只要捐出一台可棄用手機,就有機會通過旋轉輪盤贏取禮物,包括帽子、筆記簿及T恤等,這些物品都是用環保原料製作。

星洲日報/大北馬‧2010.09.20
http://mykampung.sinchew.com.my/node/113893?tid=4

Beach to be swept clean

Raring to go: Koay (fourth left) and committee members showing a banner during a press conference at Taman Robina in Butterworth, Penang, yesterday.

ABOUT 2,000 people are expected to take part in the International Coastal Cleanup programme at Taman Robina and Pantai Bersih in Butterworth, Penang, on Saturday.

The campaign is part of the ‘Cleaner, Greener Penang’ initiative co-organised by The Star and the Penang and Seberang Prai municipal councils with support from the state government.

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng will launch the event at Pantai Robina, Bagan Ajam, at 6.30am. It involves cleaning up a 3km stretch of the beach between Taman Robina and Pantai Bersih.

Event organising chairman Koay Teng Hai said the rubbish found in the sea was mainly discarded into it directly or thrown into rivers and carried there.

He also said some of the garbage had entered Malaysian waters from neighbouring nations.

“Based on my observation, about 130 bags of rubbish from neighbouring countries can be collected in seven days,” Koay, who is also Pulau Tikus assemblyman, told a press conference yesterday.

He said apart from the programme, other government agencies would also take part in the programme, including the Election Commission (to register new voters), National Association for Drug Prevention Malaysia (Pemadam) as well as the state health and welfare departments.

Nokia’s South-East Asia and Pacific sustainability manager Tan Mei Ling, whose company is also taking part in the campaign, said they would continue their role to help create public awareness and encourage the people to embrace a greener lifestyle.

She said they would conduct a roadshow during the event to educate the public on the benefits of e-waste recycling, including recycling of old mobile phones and accessories.

Tan said a mobile recycling truck would be at the site for the public to bring along their unwanted cellular phones of any brand to be recycled.

“They will then get a chance to take part in a contest to guess the nearest all-correct number of old handphones in a box and stand to win a brand new Nokia mobile phone,” she said.

The public can also try their luck at a ‘Spin the Wheel’ where they stand to win Eco premiums from Nokia for every old phone recycled.

Such gifts include T-shirts, pen drives made from bamboo, pencils made from old newspapers, recycled notebooks and recycling bags and caps made from recycled bottles and packaging materials.

The Star

http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2010/9/21/north/7070626&sec=north

Monday, 13 September 2010

乞丐 中元宴 找吃 豐盛園理事會沒驅趕

(檳城8日訊)“找吃難”?晚宴竟也出現乞丐行乞!

乞丐在廟宇、街邊、巴剎等公眾場所行乞,早已司空見慣,但在中元晚宴上,就不會見到他們。

但昨晚在白雲山豐盛園慶贊中元理事會于車水路精武體育會舉行的慶祝中元節晚宴上,卻有一名華婦,拿著杯子逐桌行乞。

雖不知“收穫”如何,卻也難免令人回想,難不成乞丐找吃不易,須覓新場所。

雖然有乞丐前來中元晚宴上討錢,但主辦當局並沒刻意驅趕乞丐。

會上,理事會同人也通過義賣報紙與獻捐,為培才華小籌得1160令吉充為擴建基金,同時也以競標“福品”及義賣彩票來籌募該會活動基金。

檳浮羅池滑區州議員郭庭愷在會上受邀致詞時指出,該區經在班台摩力居協會所旁,設立義務消拯隊,離開豐盛園僅5分鐘。

“成立這義務消拯隊是因為我看到,區內除灣島有一間消防局,另一間是在直落巴巷。整個直落巴巷到浮羅池滑直至海墘區,都需要義務消拯隊的從旁協助。

“在經過與政府消防局談商及獲得他們的支持及協助下,浮羅池滑義務消拯隊經順利完成註冊,消防車也相信會在兩週后完成修復,開始投入服務。

他說,豐盛園逾70%人口是年輕人,希望大家踴躍參與義務消防隊,除了增加消防知識、還可協助他人及有個鍛鍊身體的好平台。

他希望當地逾半青年人可加入該隊,一旦發生火災,一起奉獻服務。

廖添來:為大士爺服務
勿因私怨不參與工作

白雲山路豐盛園慶贊中元理事會主席廖添來呼吁居民,勿因個人對某某人不存好感,即不想前來協助慶贊中元節工作,這是錯誤與不好的。

他呼吁大家不分彼此,抱著為大士爺服務的心而工作。

他說,因豐盛園僅是個小村落,理事會往往面對資金不足問題,希望更多村民可以踴躍加人為會員,壯大組織。

中国报

http://www.chinapress.com.my/content_new.asp?dt=2010-09-09&sec=local&art=0909lg03.txt

首間玩具圖書館成立 下月開幕.歡迎捐贈

(檳城5日訊)“檳城玩具故事”計劃下的首間玩具圖書館今日正式成立,大馬自閉症協會檳州分會的孩子們成為第一個受惠對象。

接下來,檳州痙攣兒童協會將成為第二個受惠組織,該協會會所的玩具圖書館將在下月17日開幕。接著雙向學習中心也會設立玩具圖書館。

檳州首席部長夫人周美清州議員今午受邀為玩具圖書館主持開幕儀式。她致詞時說,玩具讓孩子玩了一段時期后,多數孩子就不再喜歡玩那些玩具。而大多數玩具又難以再循環,將它們捐出來是最好的方法。

玩具不能再循環

她對第一間玩具圖書館的成立感到欣慰,並希望公眾繼續支持該活動。她也勸告人們不要捐出損壞的玩具。

出席開幕儀式者包括該計劃籌委會主席沈裕成醫生、班台惹雅區州議員沈志勤、浮羅池滑區州議員郭庭愷、大馬自閉症協會檳州分會協調員甘吉絲和家長等。

該計劃同時與大英義學、美以美男中及韓江中學合作,收集來的玩具會由學生幫忙清洗,需要修理的也由他們協助。

檳城玩具故事計劃的宗旨是傳達玩具對孩子成長過程的教育性,以及如何為孩子選擇適當的玩具。

二手玩具收集點

◆郭庭愷州議員服務中心

10,Peirce Road,10350 Penang.

電話:04-2263227

◆沈兒科及兒童心臟中心

36,Jalan Masjid Negeri,11600 Penang.

電話:04-6554058/012-4903312

◆Montessori兒童之家

2,Jalan Gelugor,11600 Penang.

電話:04-6579231

◆檳城唐氏綜合症協會

10,Rose Avenue,10350 Penang.

◆雙向學習中心(2 Way Centre)

Jalan Gurdwara,11300 Penang.

電話:016-4987204

◆大馬自閉症協會

32&34,Jalan Pantai Jerjak 1,11900 Penang.

電話:04-6587034/012-4052305

◆加馬百貨公司

中国报

http://www.chinapress.com.my/content_new.asp?dt=2010-09-06&sec=local&art=0906lg09.txt

More single women seeking love

WOMEN outnumbered the men at a matchmaking event which was held in Penang for the third year.

Seventy-five women and 45 males were looking for life partners in the ‘Cupid 4 Love 2010’ event organised by Junior Chamber International (JCI) Bayan at a hotel on Saturday.

The participants, with ages raging from 23 to 45, were initially shy when the masters of ceremony led them through an ice-breaking session called the ‘Cupid Roar’ where they had to shout out letters from the word ‘Cupid’.

The participants were later divided into groups for another game called ‘Seek and Find’ where each group had to gather items listed on a paper.

Members of the group who finished the task first were immediately given a prize each.

The participants then took part in a ‘speed dating’ session where a male and female were seated in front of each other.

They were given five minutes to get to know each other.

The programme, which started at noon ended at 11pm after a gala dinner.

In between, there were interactive and relationship building activities.

The guest-of-honour at the event, Pulau Tikus assemblyman Koay Teng Hai, earlier wished the participants “happy hunting” in his opening speech.

Programme founder Edmand Tan Kah Yeow said they had paired up more than 20 couples since the launch of the programme.

“One couple tied the knot last year and another this year,” he said.

He said the programme was open to single women aged between 21 and 45 and single men aged between 21 and 48.

“We have about 10 participants who are taking part in the programme for the third year. They are still looking for their right partners and find the programme interesting,” he said.

He said about 120 participants took part in last year’s event and about 100 in the first year.

The Star

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Sunday, 5 September 2010

2,000 to take part in beach cleanup

PUT on your gloves, pick up a garbage bag and be among half a million of the world’s population in removing trash from beaches and coastal areas in Penang next month.

The Penang Health, Welfare, Caring Society and Environment office will organise a cleanup campaign in Butterworth on Sept 25 to coincide with the 25th International Coastal Cleanup.

Organising chairman Koay Teng Hai said the cleanup would cover the 1.2km stretch of Pantai Bersih and 800m of Pantai Robina.

“Through this campaign, we hope to raise public awareness on beach cleanliness and the responsibility to make Penang a cleaner place.

“We invite the corporate sectors, schools, colleges and individuals to join this programme in making Penang an international city,” he said.

About 2,000 participants are expected to take part in the event from 6.30am to 11am.

Universiti Sains Malaysia will compile data on the source and movement of the rubbish collected and the reports will be submitted to the Ocean Conservancy, a non-profit environmental advocacy organisation that promotes healthy ocean ecosystems.

Participants are encouraged to bring along their own water bottles or containers because clean water will be supplied while breakfast and snacks are also provided.

The event is part of the ‘Cleaner, Greener Penang’ one-year initiative, which is co-organised by Star Publications (M) Bhd, Penang Municipal Council and Seberang Prai Municipal Council with support from the state government.

Registration can be done via SMS or e-mail. You can also download the registration forms from the website, www.penang.gov.my (under the Announcement section).


The Star
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Thursday, 2 September 2010

郭庭愷:治安逐步改善‧浮羅池滑續加強警力

(檳城)浮羅池滑區州議員郭庭愷表示,從今年1月至7月,此區的罪案率比去年同期相比下降了40%,治安情況已逐漸改善。

他指出,浮羅池滑區警局在2008年時只有33名警員,目前已增加到129名,接著還會增加到150至200名之間,繼續加強警力,杜絕此區罪案的發生。

他週六(8月28日)出席檳城國德律聯合早夜市小販慶讚中元晚宴上致詞。

黃瑞欣:鼓勵華裔當公僕

民政黨浮羅池滑協調員黃瑞欣說,大馬公務員的人數比率中,華裔公務員只佔6%,因此,華裔應該積極申請成為公務員,體現“一個馬來西亞”的概念。

他指出,全國公務員共有129萬名,只有6%是華裔,若以人口比率來計算,此數明顯較低。

“你先登記成選民”‧劉鎮東:再談支持國陣或民聯

升旗山國會議員劉鎮東說,你先登記成選民,再談支持國陣或民聯,這樣才有機會決定國家未來的前途。

他指出,目前仍有430萬名合格選民未登記為選民,還沒有成為“老闆”,若要決定國家的前途,就必須趕快登記為選民。

植物園州議員王康立說,他曾在某屆大選時把選票投給國陣候選人,不過,後來卻選擇加入公正黨,相信大家也會做出明確的選擇。

出席宴會的人士包括民政黨檳州聯委會主席拿督丁福南、升旗山區協調員方志偉、檳島市議員黃初福、理事會財政方漢松、副財政鄭成喜、培才小學建委會代表方建發、工委代表郭玉梅和街區代表李美美。當晚大會總共為峇都丁宜培才小學擴建校舍基金籌獲910令吉。

星洲日報/大北馬‧2010.08.29

檳政府撥5.5萬、中央12萬‧兩線制競爭惠及教會學校

(檳城)屬於教會學校的聖芳濟小學去年在檳州政府制度化教育撥款之下獲得5萬5000令吉,而聯邦政府也撥款12萬給此校,令此校左右逢源。

浮羅池滑州議員郭庭愷和王康立週二(8月24日)視察此校,他們認為,民聯的撥款不但取得拋磚引玉的效果,令向來遭受政府忽略的學校受惠,而這些撥款也能點滴歸公的用在學校方面。

兩線制政治的良性競爭導致政府給予學校的撥款,不必由朋黨的專人負責,而是董事部在賬目清楚的情況下謹慎使用撥款。

聖芳濟小學善用撥款買材料

以聖芳濟小學的情況來說,他們以來自聯邦和民聯政府的撥款購買建築材料,再由承包商半義務的承接工程。

郭庭愷巡視此校之後感嘆,今年州政府對此校的撥款已減至3萬令吉,可是不多的款項,卻改善了學校的很多設施。

這筆撥款使此校的自來水管、電掣、水槽的水閥、消防水槽等陳舊不堪,甚至危險的設施都換上新的。學校的兩棵危險枯樹也被砍倒了。

水管漏水地裂等困擾師生
學校基設問題解決

另一方面,過去學校地下的水管漏水,導致校園濕漉漉、洋灰地面破裂等長期困擾師生的問題,今年已獲得解決。

此校有3間教室互相之間沒有牆壁,只要把分隔教室的活動木屏障推開,便有1座有3間教室那麼大的考場。問題是活動屏障須推來推去,佔用很大的空間,並有潛在危險性,倒下來可能壓到人。

用撥款裝鋁製捲門

他們使用撥款為這3間教室裝置鋁製捲門,把捲門拉下便是牆壁,使教室互相之間可以完全隔開,白板可以掛在捲門之上,十分方便。

協助學校建設的家長意猶未盡,一年級學生的家長自行捐獻兩萬多令吉,為全校24間教室全部裝置鐵花門。如此,教室門上鎖,人們還可以從外面看到裡面的情況,學生的安全獲得保障。

星洲日報/大北馬‧2010.08.24