Raja Nong Chik in the list of members of UMNO Supreme Council

Raja Nong Chik was appointed as a member of UMNO Supreme Council. Well, I’m not surprised by this because like our PM, I also believe that Raja Nong Chik will do a really good job if he is given a certain responsibility.

Here is the article taken from Bernama Online.


List Of Umno Office-bearers, State Liaison Chiefs

KUALA LUMPUR, April 24 (Bernama) — Following is the list of Umno office-bearers and state liaison chiefs announced by party president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Friday:


Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor


Datuk Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah


Ahmad Maslan



Datuk Seri Md Isa Sabu


Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal


Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi


Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir


Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak


Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin


Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan


Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rastam


Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman


Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob


Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein


Datuk Mustapa Mohamed


Datuk Seri Musa Aman


1. Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim

2. Datuk Seri Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz

3. Senator Datuk Jamil Khir Baharom

4. Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin

5. Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam

6. Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz

7. Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman

8. Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim

9. Datuk Aziz Sheikh Fadzir

10. Datuk Kamalia Ibrahim

11. Datuk Razali Ibrahim

12. Dr Wan Norashikin Wan Nordin



Raja Nong Chik is a new minister, however I think a fresh politic is better than an old but dirty one. Congratulation, Raja Nong Chik!


Raja Nong Chik in Buletin Utama

Work with me – Raja Nong Chik

Raja Nong Chik said, “The cost of living in KL is acknowledged to be two to three times higher than rural areas so we need to look into basic needs like welfare, housing, public transport, job and business opportunities.”

Whether I’m a supporter of him or not, I can’t deny that he deserves to be a leader. Upon his appointment by Najib to be our new FT minister, many shows their not-confident statements. As a new minister plus someone who is responsible for KL welfare and development, that person needed to be given a chance to prove himself. From what I can see, Raja Nong Chik has one positive point that it’s very rare in nowadays leader, that is actively involved in community work although not appointed as minister. I’m not trying to make a point here, but I just want people to acknowledge him because what he’s been doing so far, are all for our sake.

Here is the article when the former FT minister handed down the duties of FT minister to Raja Nong Chik, took from The Star Online.


NEWLY appointed Federal Territories Minister Raja Datuk Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin has called on the 10 Pakatan Rakyat MPs to work with him for the mutual benefit of Kuala Lumpur.

“Opinions may differ on policies introduced by Barisan Nasional but the needs of the community must be met. If criticism is continously hurled without positive impact, how would the public benefit?” Raja Nong Chik asked.

He was answering questions from the media after the official handing-over of duties from former FT Minister Datuk Seri Zulhasnan Rafique to him in Putrajaya yesterday.

Describing his position as a hotseat in view of the challenges before him, Raja Nong Chik said the best way to address the many issues would be by touching base with the public.

“I have an easy-going style of administration and believe in achieving results without protocol. I attribute this to my upbringing.

“The 1Malaysia concept stressed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is especially ideal for Kuala Lumpur because it is a cosmopolitan city,” he added.

Raja Nong Chik further said he was waiting for guidelines from Najib on matters related to the Federal Territories including Putrajaya and Labuan.

At first he declined to elaborate on his focus for KL by stating he needed more time and had a briefing to attend but when pressed on, Raja Nong Chik said city dwellers who were currently sidelined would be given priority.

“The cost of living in KL is acknowledged to be two to three times higher than rural areas so we need to look into basic needs like welfare, housing, public transport, job and business opportunities.

“In previous squatter areas like Lembah Pantai, housing is a main issue. Those resettled are renting out their flats and this is a matter for concern,” he added.

When asked for his comment on being appointed the fourth minister for a ministry just formed in 2004, Raja Nong Chik said his predecessors did a good job and he welcomed the challenges awaiting him.

By Geetha Krishnan


Raja Nong Chik who is well-known in business and management world, now trying to get closer to the people. For me, as long as my welfare is well taken care of, I’m statisfied and it’s all thanks to Raja Nong Chik.

Raja Nong Chik: our priority is people

Raja Nong Chik visited PPR at Kerinchi, reported on last saturday. Well, it is not an out-of-norm thing to do. Raja Nong Chik has shown us what a leader should do to improve the federal territories standard of living. People who live in KL know this very well that at some places, the real stories are far worse than the stories told. And who can change all that, is the leader that the people choose.

On last saturday, our new appointed FT minister visited PPR at Kerinchi to see with his own eyes how the people there live and how to improve their living conditions. Thus, a few decisions made and affect most of the places in KL. This is what we call a very wise decision.

Here is the article I took from Kosmo Online.


Raja Nong Chik visits PPR at Kerinchi

KUALA LUMPUR – Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) diminta agar sentiasa responsif dan memahami masalah serta kesusahan warga kota terutama yang tinggal di perumahan Projek Perumahan Rakyat (PPR).

Sehubungan itu, Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan, Senator Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin semalam mengumumkan bahawa kemudahan di perumahan PPR sekitar ibu kota akan dinaik taraf melalui penambahbaikan dan penyelenggaraan dalam masa terdekat.

Katanya, bagi tujuan itu DBKL diminta mengkaji semula soal penyelenggaraan kemudahan seperti lif, landskap dan kawasan rekreasi agar penduduk PPR sentiasa hidup selesa.

“Kemudahan tersedia di kawasan PPR perlu ditingkatkan dan jika melibatkan penggunaan ramai, ia perlu diselenggara dengan baik.

“Contohnya lif yang diibaratkan seperti jaringan lebuh raya kepada penghuni. Sekiranya ia rosak, ia bukan melibatkan seorang individu tetapi keseluruhan penghuni PPR itu,” katanya selepas merasmikan Majlis Pemimpin Bersama Rakyat dan Hari Potensi Tabika Kemas di Lembah Pantai di sini semalam.



Raja Nong Chik also has shown us that there are so many things needed to be improved and there are a lot of works waiting for him. As for that, I’m really proud of him because for him the people is his first priority.  Thanks, raja Nong Chik!

Raja Nong Chik and MISBAN

Raja Nong Chik, our new Federal Territories Minister introduced the word “MISBAN” while giving a speech in the recent UMNO General Assembly.

What is MISBAN? MISBAN is Miskin Bandar, meaning the urban poor.

Raja Nong Chik cares about MISBAN (miskin bandar)

What says he, this Minister who even all 10 KL PR politicians don’t know jackall about?

This is his points:-

• There must be a mechanism to identify and address the urban poor (MISBAN) issue.
• Definition of MISBAN must be different from those of rural poor.
• That this is a critical issue for UMNO and BN.

His suggestions:-

• Business opportunities and employment opportunities must be widened and made easier.
• Address wisely issue of unlicensed roadside traders/hawkers.
• Reduce bureaucracy in areas of issuing licences.
• Increase trading spots.
• Help unlicensed hawkers get license – don’t punish them.
• Training and work placement for unemployed graduates and retrenched workers – Govt to provide grant for companies for these efforts.
• Build more low and medium-cost housing in inner cities – make ownership easier.

Raja Nong Chik prihatin kepada MISBAN (miskin bandar)

These are all honourable suggestions and now Dato’ is FT Minister, we hope he really work to achieve this.

We are with you Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin!

Knowing you, Knowing me

HAPPY VAISAKHI: Najib at the Tatt Khalsa Gurdwara yesterday. Also present was Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin(not in the picture).

“Eh, I ingat you Melayu tadi, rupanya tak.” (I thought you were Malay, but you’re not) “I bukan Melayu, I ni Malaysian.” (I’m not a Malay but a Malaysian)

This is the usual line of conversation that goes on in my everyday life whenever I meet and speak to someone new. But it’s certainly not something that I am complaining about as it is something that I have become accustomed to coming from a mixed parentage background. Here in our country we are often identified by our race and though I’ve met some foreigners who have commented that it may be racist, I totally disagree with them stating that people here have no qualms being referred to by their ethnic origin.

Yesterday was the new year celebrations for the Tamils and the Sikh community. It is good to note that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Federal Territories Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon visited the Tatt Khalsa Gurduwara in Chow Kit to join in the Vaisakhi celebrations.

Raja Nong Chik had also said during a Press conference yesterday that we live in a cosmopolitan city which comprises various races and we need to give emphasis to the needs of all parties. Though presumptuous, I am sure not all Malaysians were aware of these celebrations yesterday. You see, we have become so accustomed to the fact that the nation mainly comprises three major ethnic group i.e Malay, Chinese and Indian.

What about our brothers and sisters in East Malaysia? Are we able to differentiate the language of the Kadazan Dusuns and the Bidayuhs? Or are we able to make out the dialect of a Kelantanese, Kedahan or someone from Negri Sembilan? I had informed a friend about the Vaisakhi celebrations on Monday night, and the reply I got was “Saki? What’s that? Is it Wesak Day?” I asked another colleague if he knew what the Tamil new year was called, and he paused and later said “Erm.. Deepavali?” And I have even had the most funniest experience once while I was trying to explain to a fellow reporter about my background, when another reporter quickly interrupted and said “Ah, I knew it, from your looks I know you’re a Buddhist.”(Not that the religion part was wrong, though).

I suppose there are still people who can’t differentiate between race and religion in the city. I met a government officer yesterday evening who once again thought I was a Malay and once again the usual lines were narrated by me. This time around however, the officer said “Oh Malaysian. Just like the PM’s One Malaysia concept,’ he said. I smiled.

Yes. Slowly but surely, it is hoped that Malaysians would be able to appreciate in totality our rich cultural diversity and not only know that one is either a Malay, Chinese, Indian or a ‘lain lain’. Perhaps, there is still a big group of Malaysians who are still ignorant and may view the need to know about the cultural differences of the various groups of people that make up this country. It is time for us to change this mindset and take some effort to learn about the celebrations, languages as well as history of our fellow brothers and sisters who come from different ethnic origin in order to fully understand, respect, appreciate and celebrate our rich cultural backgrounds and heritage.

From: Malay Mail

Writer: Pearl Lee