Were the Orang Asli leaders threatened by the PKR senator with a “No vote, no pay” ultimatum?

12 January 2019

FEDERAL minister Lim Guan Eng has distanced Putrajaya from a purported threat by a Pakatan Harapan senator who told Orang Asli village chiefs in Cameron Highlands that they would lose their posts and salaries if they supported the opposition.

Lim, who is also DAP secretary-general, said Bob Manolan’s remarks were inconsistent with the government’s stand.

He said salaries and wages should not be used as political leverage in elections.

“Salaries are not something anyone should mess around with, because they are what civil servants use to feed their families.

“In this regard, the commitment of the federal government should never be in question.

“One remark doesn’t represent the government,” said the finance minister at the Cameron Highlands nomination centre today.

He said that no threats, coercion, or intimidation should be used against voters.

https://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/?p=152029

11 January 2019

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Kenyataan Media Senator Manolan bin Mohamad pada 11hb Januari 2019 (Jumaat) di Cameron Highlands, Pahang:

Saya merujuk kepada laporan oleh Malaysiakini yang bertarikh 11 Januari 2019 (Jumaat) yang bertajuk “No salaries, posts if you don’t vote Harapan, senator warns Orang Asli chiefs”.

Laporan akhbar tersebut melaporkan bahawasanya saya telah menyatakan bahawa Tok Batin di Cameron Highlands akan kehilangan gaji dan jawatan mereka sekiranya mereka tidak mengundi Kerajaan Persekutuan pada Pilihanraya Kecil Cameron Highlands yang bakal diadakan pada 26 Januari 2019.

Merujuk kepada dialog tersebut, kenyataan sebenar saya adalah merujuk kepada peranan Tok Batin yang tidak seharusnya memegang jawatan Tok Batin dan pada masa yang sama mengambil jawatan di dalam parti UMNO.

Tok Batin yang menjalankan aktiviti politik dan partisan UMNO dan pada masa yang sama menerima elaun daripada Kerajaan Persekutuan sebagai Tok Batin merupakan satu percanggahan kepentingan atau conflict of interest.

Di dalam keseluruhan kenyataan saya, tidak pernah saya menyatakan amaran atau ugutan yang berbunyi tiada undi tiada bayaran, ataupun “no vote, no pay”.

Pada sesi dialog tersebut, soalan yang dikemukakan oleh peserta kepada saya adalah: Siapakah yang membayar gaji / elaun Tok-tok batin?. Jawapan saya adalah Kerajaan Persekutuan yang membayar oleh itu kepada tok-tok batin yang masih sayang jawatan mereka sebagai Ketua Cawangan UMNO letak jawatan sebagai Tok Batin.

Untuk makluman, Tok-tok Batin yang dilantik oleh Menteri melalui Jabatan Kemajuan Orang Asli (JAKOA) berperanan untuk membawa suara orang-orang asli dari kawasan masing-masing. Adalah logik dan rasional untuk mereka untuk sealiran dengan aspirasi dan dasar Kerajaan Pakatan Harapan, yang ingin membawa perkhidmatan sebaiknya dan perhatian khususnya isu masyarakat orang asli melalui agensi-agensi terbabit terutamanya JAKOA.

Dalam usaha memartabatkan demokrasi, Pakatan Harapan mengambil langkah untuk memastikan Pilihanraya Kecil Cameron Highlands ini dapat dijalankan tanpa sebarang campur tangan Kerajaan Persekutuan, tidak kira dalam sebarang bentuk yang mungkin mempengaruhi pengundi di Cameron Highlands.

Ia juga harus diingatkan bahawa punca berlakunya Pilihanraya Kecil Cameron Highlands yang bakal diadakan ini adalah disebabkan oleh penyelewengan dan kegiatan rasuah oleh calon Barisan Nasional yang memenangkan kerusi Parlimen ini pada Pilihanraya Umum Ke-14.

Sehubungan dengan itu, adalah diharapkan bahawa dengan kenyataan media ini, ia dapat menjelaskan kekeliruan dan salah faham yang ditimbul.

Senator Bob Manolan
11 Januari 2018

Media statement of Senator Manolan Bin Mohamad On 11th January 2019 (Friday) at Cameron Highlands, PAHANG:

I refer to the report by malaysiakini who dated 11 January 2019 (Friday) titled “no salaries, POST IF YOU DON ‘ T VOTE HOPE, Senator warns orang asli chiefs”.

The Press report reported that I have stated that tok batin in Cameron Highlands will lose their salary and position in case they do not vote the federal government on the small elections of Cameron Highlands which will be held on January 26, 2019.

Referring to the dialogue, my true statement is referring to the role of tok batin that should not hold the post of tok batin and at the same time taking position in the umno party.

Tok Batin who runs the political activities and partisan umno and at the same time receiving allowance from the federal government as tok batin is a deviation of interest or. of interest.

In my whole statement, never I stated a warning or intimidation that rang no vote no payment, or “no vote, no pay”.

On the session of the dialogue, the question submitted by the participants to me is: who paid the salary / allowance of tok-tok batin?. My answer is the federal government paying by that to tok-tok batin who still loved their position as the chief of umno branch Resign as tok batin.

FYI, Tok-tok batin appointed by the minister through the native people’s progress Department (Jakoa) playing to bring the voice of the native people from the respective area. It is logical and rational for them to be sealiran with the. and policy of the government of pakatan harapan, who wants to bring the service to be better and attention in particular the issue of the native people through the

In the effort of uphold democracy, pakatan harapan takes a step to ensure the small elections of Cameron Highlands this can be carried out without any intervention of the federal government, no matter in any form that may affect voters in Cameron Highlands

It should also be reminded that the cause of the small election of Cameron Highlands which is about to be held this is due to embezzlement and corruption debauchery by the national barisan candidate who won this parliament seat on the 14. TH GENERAL

In with that, it is expected that with this media statement, it can explain confusion and misunderstanding that ditimbul.

Senator Bob Manolan
11 January 2018

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 11 ― A PKR senator has denied telling Orang Asli village heads in Cameron Highlands that they will lose their salaries and posts if they do not vote for Pakatan Harapan (PH) in the parliamentary constituency’s upcoming by-election.

In a statement today, Manolan Mohamad denied a Malaysiakini report which had quoted him giving the alleged warning during a question and answer session in Pos Betau, Jelai, which is reportedly a Barisan Nasional (BN) stronghold.

He said he was merely telling the village heads (Tok Batin) that they should not be holding the post while also holding party posts in Umno.

“It is a conflict of interest for Tok Batins who carry out political and partisan Umno activities, and at the same time receive Tok Batin allowance from the Federal Government. In my entire statement, I have never stated a warning or threat which reads, ‘no vote, no pay’.

https://www.malaymail.com/s/1711588/pkr-senator-denies-issuing-no-vote-no-pay-warning-to-cameron-highlands-oran?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=twitter

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