Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Yesterday, on the way back home, my wife asked me to stop by Siburan bazaar to buy liquid detergent. It was rainy afternoon and I parked my ugly bike at a shaded parking lot. On my left side there was a nice car.
As I turn off the engine, suddenly a well looked man call me with aloud and angry voice. “Boss. Macam mana saya mau keluar! (Sir, how do I get out?)” said the man in anger. “Apa? Pak cik mau keluar?. Keluar ke mana? Uncle boleh undur dan keluarlah. (What? Uncle want to get out to where? Maybe you can reverse and exit from this parking lot.” I replied. His face turned to different impression and said “Saya baru sampai dan saya mau keluar. Kamu halang pintu saya, macam mana saya mau keluar loh. (I have just arrive and want to get out from this car. If you block my door how to get out!)”. I replied, “I am sorry uncle” and parked my bike away from his car.
Then, my wife goes to H&L supermarket and I wait for her. The man gets out from his car. Based from his appearance he must be a professional as he drives a nice car and wearing neck tie. He looked at me with a different way and I ignored him. As I waited for my wife, I heard he speaks with an aunty about what was happening over and over. He blamed me blindly and looks down at me as a rider in the rain. At first I ignore his conversation with the aunty but as he keeps on repeating the bad word in Bidayuh language, I interrupted him and said in Bidayuh language “Uncle, aku muh mite maaf so kaam. Duh sah dinge nyabut har anu. Manguh aku dingah.( Uncle, I have ask for apologize from you and I think that we do not have to talk about it over and over again. I feel shame.” His impression changed as I talk to him in Bidayuh language. I asked him to keep no heart feeling on me before we leave the bazaar.
Some of the people I met will assume that I am a Chinese as I am a little bit look like a Chinese man. I mean my eyes and face are look alike. That was why that uncle spoke “bahasa pasar” with me. What made me upset was that how can a professional Bidayuh
(He is a bank officer) burned his anger easily where there are many polite ways to converse with others? He can say “excuse me” in stead of raising his voice to a small biker like me. I realized that I was wrong and asked for apologize but it was seems to be not working at all. Maybe if I drive a car as he has, he will be more polite to me. I feel different yesterday afternoon but I have to make it as a funny tragedy.
Bidayuhs are recognized by their humbleness and courtesy. That are the trade mark and they are thought in every households and schools. Somehow, I could not understand why there are still arrogant people of my clan which is not inline to our culture value and personality. We are thought to respect and honor each other to live in harmony and unity. Maybe if I dressed like he dressed and drive a car like what he drives, I will not get punt by the uncle but getting apologize from him or at least a polite words and respect as a same tribe like him.
We are loosing our precious value that was planted by our forefather and that made us disunite and hate our own clan. I miss the time when elders teach us to behave and mould our personality in order to behave in a good manner. I do not blame the uncle wholly as he might not receive the same portion of personality lesson as my father has given to me. Maybe I look younger to him and deserve no respect and furthermore, I am just a small ugly bike rider.
I believe that we practice what is good to conserve our good personality. Everybody is trying to project themselves in the society and I believe that those who are courteous are well known but those who are rude and arrogant will lost his friends. Let live in a harmony environment where “give and take” is well practice and appreciated.
Budi Bahasa Budaya Kita.
Monday, September 29, 2008
The Eastern Times ( Monday, 29th Sept 2008)
MIRI: The State government has never, and will never, grab native customary rights (NCR) land from the people for no apparent reason, Deputy Chief Minister, Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan Hong Nam (picture) said.
“In cases where such (NCR) land is urgently needed for development purposes, proper procedures will be followed and alternative arrangements made with the affected people.
“It has never been the policy of this government to chase away villagers from their land,” he said.
Chan said this last Saturday when asked to comment on a peaceful demonstration staged by villagers from 13 villages in Bekenu that morning over a land dispute with a local developer.
The demonstrators, who claimed to represent the 10,000 villagers in Bekenu, wanted Chief Minister, Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud, to intervene in the land dispute.
In stating that he had yet to get a full report on the issue, Chan advised the affected villagers to file a formal appeal to the State government. He assured that the matter would be seriously looked into.
Borneo Highland Resort was built in around 1996 until early 2000 and I was a teenager at that time. The development of Borneo Highland Resort was inspired by those who “love” the paradise on earth. I still remember when I was in SMK Padawan at that time. Lorries were coming and forth carrying stones, asphalt and building materials along old Padawan road. The road has never silence then as the lorries traveling days and nights. Since then, Padawan has it interest, the paradise on the mountain top. I am wonder if can ride a cable car one day as what the late Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong has at Genting.
In his speech at Teng Buakap, which was in 1997,Taib promises that once the “paradise” is constructed, there will be pave along the Padawan road and I heard a voice “ Hidup BN and Taib”. It was so wonderful to imagine at that time as I used to travel on a dusty and rocky Padawan road. I am wonder too why we are not giving any “compensation” from any “companies” or “government agency” on the trespassed NCR land between Annah Rais and Kiding.
Not long after that, in Semuti there was Gawai celebration where Sagah, Peter Minos and other gang from country height came to deliver the “compensation” and promises. Dr. Chan should know about it as the Chinese in Padungan are not happy with the “land occupation” issue. As far as I know, the “Duit Gunung” (compensation) has been distributed to every family but the sum was RM 100 or less and the affected areas are Annah Rais, Panglakan Ampat, Kiding and other villages. I do could not understand why William Tanyuh is made “retired” by SUPP and replaced with someone “better” to tackle the NCR land issue.
Who are the main players in Borneo Highland Resort scandal? The Mountain of Penrissen “Darud Penrissesn” was made sacred as the old folks believed that there is a “Princess” staying on the top and it kept sacred among the Aborigines nut not now. I believe that the purpose to develop the mountain top is for the betterment to the Bidayuh at it surrounding area but not as whole.
I have been working there as a general worker during school holiday. I really cannot take bath in the morning because the water is really ice-cold. I worked for one week and it was a great experience to receive RM 10.00 per day. It was in 1996. My brothers worked as a gardener and get RM 12.00 per day. My uncle has been working there since its land breaking ceremony until today and struggling in schooling my cousins. That is the only option to get money as farming is not applicable to get money.
I am tired to talk about NCR since it does not have its black and white and made innocent to the aborigines. This including series of “illegal” logging and plantation in our area. There is an aborigine who wanted to fight for these MCR land issue but hated by Jabu. In fact, Jabu does not like any NGO who stands for the aborigines’ right. That is according to one of a blogger. If you read back my posting entitled “ Minority Report” you can have a little view on what we have get from NCR land development.
Please correct me if I am wrong to say that the participation of the aborigines in SUPP is to get something from NCR lands. Jerip and Dawos are waiting for “something” once Bengoh Dam project is implemented. The sad thing is we will get rewarded with a new kind of community called Razak clans. We (Aborigines) support Barisan Nasional because we love development but we never realize we are loosing our dignity and possession. What is the craziest thing is that, the aborigines support SUPP and get deceived as the party is a Chinese racial based party.
Dr. Chan might have a solid answer to the NCR lands status for the aborigines. Why there is no any land title for our house site where we are staying now. There were several long houses had been flatten down by plantation companies though the land has been occupied before the Brooke era. I do believe that we are not squatters on out own home land and the law is not applicable to chase us out but was made to intimidate us. NCR land issue will never end if Taib do not want to lay down his legacy.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
I would like to wish all the Malay-Muslim Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. To those who are driving home, drive safely. Have a break and enjoy free drinks at any Petronas Fuel Station.
p/s: Will write more again soon. Thank you for visiting The Lost Aborigine
Tbsbidayuh & Family
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Let the wind Blow above and not below it.
Taken from Lim Kit Siang Blog
“916” this year has added significance, as it marks not only Malaysia Day but also the yearnings of Sabahans for a new Malaysia where they enjoy full citizenship status and benefits as Malaysians.
In the past 45 years, Sabahans have been denied their full citizenship rights – which is symbolised most vividly by the government failure to declare Malaysia Day on September 16 as a national public holiday.
After 45 years, Sabah’s problems are more than a basketful.
Sabah is a rich state with vast natural resources but the people of Sabah have been denied an equitable share of the wealth of the state.
Not only hard-core poverty, but poverty, should have been eradicated in Sabah by now. Instead, poverty in Sabah is the worst in the country.
Last year, I raised in Parliament the tragedy of the suicide of a 11-year-old Dusun boy from Kinarut, Donny John Dion, because of acute and desperate poverty of his family by hanging himself at home at Kampung Suangon in the Papar parliamentary constituency.
It is a state and national disgrace that in the 21st century, 11-year-old Donny could be driven to suicide because of the poverty and deprivation suffered by his family 45 years after the birth of Malaysia.
The Sabah Chief Minister should have resigned in shame and disgrace at a scandal like Donny’s suicide but there had neither been moral stirrings nor sense of responsibility by any of the Barisan Nasional leaders whether at state or national level for Donny’s tragedy.
Secondly, there is the problem of an equitable share of Sabahans in the “black gold” in the state.
A Pakatan Rakyat federal government will ensure that Sabah will get 20% of the oil royalty from Petronas and not just 5%, so that greater resources can be devoted for the development and empowerment of ordinary Sabahans.
Thirdly, the long-standing rampant corruption in Sabah. The state tops the list of states in the country in terms of corruption.
Fourthly, another long-standing problem of illegals with Sabahans reduced to strangers in their own land – completely overwhelmed by a larger population of foreigners in the state. Sabahans have a right to demand the return to the old days when they can feel safe not only in the streets and public places, but even in their homes when they could leave their houses open without fear of becoming victims of rampant crime.
Fifthly, the marginalisation of the Sabahans, particularly the Kadazan-Dusun-Murut community, depriving them of the full fruits and benefits of Malaysian citizenship.
In the flurry of “goodies” after the March 8 “political tsunami” to ensure the allegiance of BN MPs in Sabah in view of their sudden “kingmaker” role in ensuring the survival of Umno hegemony and Barisan Nasional government in Putrajaya, among the measures announced by the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi were the appointment of a Sabahan to be Vice Chancellor of Universiti Sabah Malaysia and to head the federal development department.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Speaking to reporters on Tuesday Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said the opposition's plan to form a new government was "mere dreams" and he was not under pressure to resign.
Anwar, who leads the Pakatan Rakyat (People's Alliance), a loose opposition coalition, told a rally of supporters late on Monday that he had enough government defectors to seize power and urged the prime minister to discuss a transition plan.
He said that while he would miss his own deadline of September 16, he would secure the defection of at least 30 government MPs and a change of government would happen soon.
But rejecting that claim Abdullah told reporters that if it were true Anwar "would have announced it by now".
Referring to a "game of political lies" he said speculations over the future of his government were a "waste of time".
Nonetheless he did not rule out a meeting with Anwar "if there is anything concrete to discuss at a suitable time".
"Do you think [Anwar] would ask for a meeting with me to discuss a transition?" he said. "He would storm into my room with hundreds behind him, shouting victory. This is Anwar's style."
Abdullah also said that he did not feel compelled to quit despite repeated calls for his resignation after the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition suffered unprecedented losses in March general elections.
By Puvaneswary Devindran
THE reminder ‘Lest We Forget’ kept popping up during my recent interview with Datuk Amar James Wong Kim Min.
While he also had this printed as the title of his introduction in the books he had authored, these three little but powerful words could very well sum up everything needed to be said about the significance of Sept 16 to all Sarawakians.
“People don’t seem to understand or seem not to pay enough attention. Malaysia came into existence on Sept 16. Not Aug 31 which has no meaning to us Sarawakians,” he said in a fatherly tone which gave added piquancy to the aroma of thick coffee lingering in his office.
True to the testaments of other journalists who had covered this ‘grand old man of Sarawak politics’ before, Wong, even at 86, commands a conversation very well with his quick wits and blunt statements.
“He always has a knack for words with a bagful of useful phrases, idioms and proverbs,” a fellow journalist noted.
Wong’s interview on the subject of Sept 16 seemed long overdue, especially in these couple of years following talks about how important it was and how it should be celebrated.
Never mind that the date had been politicised somewhat, it is still an important day in Malaysia’s history and thesundaypost and its sister paper See Hua Daily News felt Wong’s opinion mattered.
“It is the day Malaysia was formed. If they want to celebrate on Aug 31, that’s up to them. In my heart, I know it’s Sept 16,” he said.
Obviously, respect for this date (Sept 16) runs deep in the heart of this paramount leader who played a pioneering role in Malaysia’s formation and in placing the nation in the eyes of world.
A telegram to Wong during a timber cruise in Baram in 1961 officially snowballed him into the quest to form Malaysia.
Today is a great day of the 45th Years in joining The Greatest Empire of Malaya. Long live the CM and PM. Anwar Ibrahim declared today will be the most historical day in the National history but yet all those frogs are hopping to Hong Kong to learn how to setup casino. Who made today as the greatest day for the Sarawakians? Tun Jugah, James Wong or Anwar Ibrahim?
It’s 45 years of struggle for the Dayak to seek their fate under the UMNO governance where there are less attention to the Dayak. Dato Amar James Wong should review his “Patriotism” spirit by accepting Tun Fuad Stephen invitation to join Malaya. Today, The Aborigines must remember it as the darkest day in the years although it should be celebrated as a victorious from confrontation and communist. In fact, we should never fear of Bong Kee Chok because he is well fed by Rahman and the clan. We are The Aborigines of this virgin rainforest has never being a trouble to British, Brunei and Sukaernao. It’s Rahman, Wong and Jugah who shape the jars into saucer. We still have our brothers and sisters in Indonesia (Kalimantan) where were originated.
Just now, my friend told me how good it is if Sarawak is still under the Brunei monarchy. Better still, we will enjoy vast petroleum and natural resources on our own. Well said although it might be a “stupid” feeling. The Malay sold us twice. Brunei sold the Aborigines to Brooke family and after that to Malaya. The Dayak lost their place in the eyes of the society when Kalong Ningkan was thrown out of his office due to “Racism” issue. Well said in his book “The Broken Shield”, Joseph Tawie summarized that Sarawak is made of money politic and scandals by the converted Melanau to rule and grab everything on this very earth of the Dayak.
Jabu, in his interview with RTM 1 program last night told that Sarawak politic is in well condition and stable. Well, we should review our state wealth and income which is not benefited the Sarawakian as whole. Contracts are given to Naim and CMS and then after a lot of deduction they are distributed to the Dayak at about 1% per tribe. Jabu should have a very solid answer of the local SALCRA worker wages although the price of crude oil palm is greater than rubber and timber. Why pay less? Is it a reason to invite Indonesians and create another Project IC to support UMNO once Taib is called by God?
Pairin said that the government should be more serious in handling racial issue to harvest the people trust towards the government. Well, they are trying hard up to now where racist has to be banned and those human right fighters have to face ISA and someone has to resign though. The government is not serious. They like to play with small issue to spark the hatred of the people to other race and religion.
Well said Dompok,
"My answer is, let us not distort history. It is because we love our country that we want the proper date...I think Sabahans and Sarawakans are zealous about safeguarding their date of independence," he said.
Based on history, Dompok said Sept 16, 1963 should be considered as Malaysia Day as it was the real date for the birth of Malaysia.
"We know of course that there was no Malaysia before Sept 16, 1963.
What existed then was the Federation of Malaya. If we had joined Malaya then, the legitimate date would be Aug 31, 1957, but we did not.
"These are facts of history and I don't think we should change that. That is my point of view ... Aug 31 is independence day for Peninsular Malaysia and probably in the context of Sabah and Sarawak, Aug 31 can still be considered independence day, but Malaysia Day and the birth of Malaysia was on Sept 16." Daily Express Sabah.
To me, 16th September (yesterday was my birthday) is a failure to the Dayak under the great empire of Malaya. We lost something that we should have now to some people who are lack of humanity and courage. Let us remember today is a failure of the government to cater the Aborigines needs under the Malaysian Proclamation and Sarawak Proclamation.
Monday, September 15, 2008
KUCHING: Sarawak is one of the states to record the highest number of corruption cases, said State Anti-corruption Agency (ACA) director Mohd Yusoff Akope yesterday.
According to statistics released by ACA, a total of 453 people had been arrested for various corruption-related cases during the first eight months of this year.
“Out of the 453 people arrested, 49 of them have been produced before the court,” he told reporters at Program Gerak Mesra BPR-JAIS Bersama Masyarakat at the Islamic Information Centre here.
He disclosed that the agency had also received numerous complaints pertaining to corruption.
“We have received 880 corruption complaints and out of the total, we have started 77 investigation papers and 353 ‘fail pertanyaan risikan’,” he said.
He pointed out that most of the people involved in corruption in the state were from the management and professional groups.
“We have arrested a total of 16 people from the professional group, support group (14), private sector (12) and civilian (7). And 68 cases are on trial at various courts in the state,” he added.
He repudiated the claims by certain parties alleging that ACA was merely taking action against ‘ikan bilis’ (fry as opposed to big fish) and assured the public that ACA would not compromise with anyone found to be involved in corruption.
Nevertheless, he said the corruption incidence in the country was still at a manageable level based on the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) released by Transparency International.
“Malaysia is at level five out of 10 in the CPI index,” he said.
The programme, jointly-organised by State ACA and JAIS, was aimed at inculcating moral and anti-corruption values among the young and to create awareness and educate the public on ways to become responsible citizens of the country.
The event was launched by JAIS director Datu Misnu Taha and was attended by, among others, state Immigration director Datuk Robert Lian.
Sarawak cannot afford to loose a lot and continue to get 5% royalty from federal government. That is why corruption is legal in Sarawak. That is why Chief Minister makes a lot of money from Sarawak natural resources to feed his family. ACA should first investigate Taib and his family at Cahaya Mata Sarawak (CMS) and Naim Cendera. Logging concession cases was made silent as he can act above the law although there was solid evidence reported.
ACA, stop talking nonsense if you cannot perform your job or else there will be more false report produced.
Friday, September 12, 2008
1. Work with MP to manipulate the communities mind (psychic)
2. To hang BN banner during campaign
3. Spy any villages that possibly listen to opposition.
4. To ensure community only follow RTBN program
5. Talk to the community to be loyal to BN and SPDP
6. To ensure no other political party to be discussed.
7. Teach the community to vote for BN
1. Not "gila-gila"
2. Not alcoholic
3. BN component party members
4. Talkative and cunning
5. At least 3 years experience in erected banner.
6. Deaf and blind
All applications must be sent to Bau Distric Office or Lundu District Office before 16.09.2008. Application can be sent directly to:
1st Floor, Cg. 204-205,
Batu Kawah New Township,
Jalan Batu Kawah,
The Borneo Post Press
KUCHING: State Secretary Datuk Amar Wilson Baya Dandot said yesterday he was unaware that seven village chiefs from the Bidayuh community in Bau-Lundu area had been sacked effective July 31.
“I’ve never heard about it. This is the first time that I’ve heard about it,” he told reporters here when asked to comment on the news that was reported in an Internet portal.
He said because he had no knowledge of the alleged sacking, he could not comment on the matter.
The Internet report claimed that the village chiefs’ services were terminated because they supported the opposition during the March 8 parliamentary election.
“They were all shocked to receive the letters terminating their services,” opposition State Reform Party (Star) president Dr Patau Rubis was quoted as saying.
The report also quoted Dr Patau as saying that three of the ‘ketua kaum’ or community leaders had approached him for advice and he had writtento Baya to inform him that the termination was wrongful.
Earlier, Baya who is the Sarawak Government Services Welfare and Recreational Council or Maksak chairman handed over packets of rice and ‘duit raya’ to 80 needy and elderly people to ease their financial burden during the Ramadan month and coming Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
By Churchill Edward
The Borneo Post Press, Today
KUCHING: The opposition is only trying to capitalise on the alleged termination of seven headmen in Bau-Lundu area because the state election is coming, said Mas Gading MP Datuk Dr Tiki Lafe.
He said the opposition should not be suspicious of the government on any appointment and/or termination of community leaders in Sarawak.
Bau and some parts of Lundu are under the politically-conscious Mas Gading parliamentary constituency.
Dr Tiki, also Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) vice president said the alleged termination of the seven headmen, if indeed true, was not politically-motivated.
“There must be other reasons why their services are terminated, if indeed true. It could not have been due to their affiliation with the opposition.
“People should not read into the matter too seriously because the government needs to review performance of each and every community leader from time to time or when their terms are about to expire. There should be no issue,” he told The Borneo Post yesterday.
Although most headmen in Sarawak were elected by their respective charges, it was the government who paid them their fixed allowances and other incidental allowances relating to their work, he pointed out.
The Bidayuh may blame me for this posting today. Few days before, there was a news on “gila-gila” community leaders will get blasted and lost their job. What did Nansian mean with “gila-gila”?
1. In Bau area all the community leaders are alcoholic and rapist?
2. Community leaders must support every BN campaign or loss their job and get “gila-gila” things.
3. Community leaders must never listen to anybody about the present Government Issue.
B. Not Agree
There is a crucial case in Serian when ketua kampong obeyed Richard Riot order to support BN. There were two dengue cases reported and yesterday, the patient died after 4 month admitted into Serian Hospital. There is report from the hospital yesterday told that there is another case report and suddenly there were fogging activity by Health Department. How can Richard Riot did not aware of it since he was at that Kampung on the 31st August? What did the ketua kampong mentioned to him? “We support BN like hell. Don’t worry. Let the people die of dengue and we survive”. Was that??
There is no proper rubbish management at that place and rubbish are thrown into the river. Can, plastic container will contain water and mosquitoes come. Simple and easy mah. There is always “Woman Fellowship” and last march, my mother-in-law was rewarded with 4 packs of “soya bean” drink to support BN.
Nansian should respect the community leaders although they are not as wise as he is. He should never stop the Bidayuh to learn democracy as it is time for the Bidayuh to learn and not to be learned. Patau Rubis is not an opposition leader and why should he scared of him too much. Nansian has Taib behind of him and even Pak Lah can settle the “gila-gila” things. Do not think a lot. Since BN has plenty of money why doesn’t he give them some to shut their mouth or else there will be more “gila-gila” things.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
"How do you get better rural development under BN"
Taken from Dayakbaru blog.
By Dr. John Brian Anthony
Quoting Borneo Post 8th September issue Jabu says that the rural folk must remain united and work closely with government for better development. This sound more like meaningless talk without any intention to achieve anything.The rural Dayak would still believed in such talk as their lack of education make it difficult for them to translate this Minister statement into their life. The BN Minister has capitalized on rural folk lack of education to get the support they needed but give almost nothing in return to better their rural life.
What is the government plan to develop rural folks?
For our Ministers to be able to talk in such manner, there must be a specific plan for the development of a particular rural area. Releasing FISH (Ikan Jabu) into the river has its merits but is that the type of development the Dayak are looking for to enable them to compete and progress into the 21st Century?
Fish is to provide food for rural Dayak and is it the most important thing that will be able to help sustain and progress the Dayak into the 21st Century?
The BN Minister demand or urged unity for better development. Why is unity important over the release of fishes or the give away of building materials and minor rural project implementation. Why is unity important when the government did not consult them over the encroachment of NCR land by “provisional lease” for plantation? These are the things that Dayak Minister does to confuse the Dayak on the meaning of unity and keep them from getting into the main stream development.
Main Stream Development
This is all about improvement of incomes and creation of new wealth. The land development make Dayak a labourer’s class. The 30% equity is vague and not defined. Does it mean 30% of profit after tax, gross sales or from gross profit of the plantation company where rural land owners has been bought their share equity?. No body care to explain the meaning of 30% to the rural Dayak. Maybe the BN government really have a hidden agenda to grab Dayak land and the YBs has personal agenda to take up personal “share kosong” inside the plantation company.
Any business opportunity for rural folk?
Are rural Dayak investing in business and industry as part of its activities to increase the Dayak disposable income or increase their saving? They own no timber license or plantation. Nor do they have land titles to secure their life to the land. The government do not seem interested in enriching the rural folk to continue to keep them marginalize and therefor continue to support BN government with the hope that one day they will be assisted by the government. The government and definitely the Dayak Ministers are not talking and organising Dayak to be involved in business and commerce. Where does this lead the Dayak to - nothing! The Dayak survived by earning salary and become 3rd class citizen in most cases.
The rural Dayak need to make the change themselves by not voting BN anymore. The Dayak cannot have a “helpless mentality” and also “dependent” on others to provide them with what they want culture.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
54 Chickens learn to lay egg.
“Malaysia’s image and international standing are trampled upon and “rubbished” by the 54 Barisan Nasional MPs currently on a “blur blur” agriculture study tour of Taiwan as they are been tracked by the Taiwan print and electronic media as if they are bizarre or exotic creatures from a strange land if not from another planet.
Instead of conducting themselves as proud elected representatives of a nation held in high esteem in international circles, the 54 BN MPs are caught in a hide-and-seek with journalists as if they are fugitives from justice or agents of rogue nations as they are unable to give a honest and honourable explanation of the real purpose and reason for their sudden trip to Taiwan.
A Guang Ming Daily columnist has rightly coined the phrase “mong cha-cha” or “blur blur” tour to describe BN MPs junket to Taiwan, for the BN MPs were in a “blur” when summoned by SMS to submit their passports for the “trip to nowhere” as the country destination was not known and undecided, “blur” when they boarded the flight and continue to be “blur” when they landed in Taiwan.
The 54 BN MPs know that they have become a laughing stock in
As MPs who should be Malaysian nationalists and patriots first and last, shouldn’t they do what is right – cut short their “blur blur”
Soon after the 12th General Election, few MP went out to oversea to have their “holy days” to release from tiredness of campaign and provocation jobs. At Sarawak, Richard Riot went to “Australia” or oversea to get rest and soon after his departure, Malaysian Insider reported that he brought Serian SUPP members to tear their membership card and burned the SUPP flag. Few days after that, we heard a phone conversation stated that he is still with BN. Before that I wrote this article “Saving Private Richard”.
What really amazed me now is that soon after BN lost at Permatang Pauh, it chairman sent 54 MP to
“Blur blur” study is another day to waste people’s money although Bung Moktar said that this trip is a good trip ever. A flock of chickens are running out of the pen to lay egg somewhere else and soon after that the moldy eggs will be thrown into the same pen again.
By Churchill Edward, Zora Chan and Wan Ali Amit
The Borneo Post Press, Wednesday ( 10th Sept 2008)
KUCHING: The state does not want to quarrel with the federal government on any issue especially on the increase in oil royalty, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan.
Dr Chan, however, added that the state would ask for “… the correct thing at the correct time”.
He was reacting to former Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Harris Mohd Salleh last weekend calling for an increase in oil royalty for Sarawak and
Harris had said the time (now) was right for Sabah and
Although he did not state the reasons why the two states should exert demand, it is believed that he thought that the time was right due to the current political situation.
“This could be done at the next sitting of the state legislative assemblies,” Harris was quoted as saying in a letter dated Sept 2.
With such statement, Dr Chan appeared to disagree with Harris that now was the right time for Sabah and
Dr Chan, who is also Minister of Modernisation of Agriculture and Minister of Industrial Development, denied that
He pointed out that the state had always hinted that it wanted more funds from the federal government for various projects, but it did not have to come from oil money alone.
“We have always maintained that we are lagging behind other states in term of development; we are far behind and we need to catch up with the others.
“Sure we will ask for the correct things at the correct time. We are all in the federation and there is appropriate time to ask for appropriate things.
“We will know what to do. Whether funds come from oil or not, they are all from the federal coffer.
“There is no point quarrelling about this thing. But as long we have sufficient fund, that would be fine,” said Dr Chan, who is Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) president.
He went on saying that oil royalty issue involved a lot of things.
“Let us say that we ask for a 25 per cent increase, the federal government can always say ‘yes, but they might cut off other funds,” he said.
“They can always say that the state can pay for things like medical expenses or food after they increase our oil royalty. At the end of the day - plus minus here and there - we all go back to square one.”
Dear Dato Patingi George Chan,
We joined Federation of Malaysia for 45 years under 20-points agreement. Under that agreement we will be protected from any military threat from
It is time to get back to Racism issue?
You should take Mr. Ahmad Ismail (Bukit Bendera MP) “joke” on the Chinese status in Malaya and Jerai MP “fairy tale” on Islamic country which required those who do not belong to Malaya to get back to
We cannot afford to give more all the time and get less. 45 years under regime governance is enough for now. We should have our own highway from Miri to Kuching as what PLUS has right now. We should have less fuel price since your town produces much oil. Please review SUPP place in BN because we are called immigrant and not needed in the coalition. What can we get with 5%? You should think about it as same as what Harris Salleh did. He has just wake up from deadliest sleep and I think his business in
Unnecessary act of an idiot.
The right time to bargain is now or else Anuar Ibrahim will reward us 5.5 % revenue soon. Be as a wise politician because the people voted you and not you to vote them.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
I used to watch TV news especially at 8.00 pm news. It is always after dinner time where family will sit down to enjoy TV show. Recently, I was stunned by TV3 news on Dengue news. It quiet weird compare to before Permatang Pauh election. Before, I seen and heard much riot news at Permatang Pauh and our country seem to be in state of emergency because Anwar and his friend raged at Permatang Pauh. Now, everything is reported as Ok though RTBN must report BN defeat at Permatang Pauh. Tun Mahatir was right when he mentioned that Pak Lah will only hear the good news and not bad news.
Last night, RTBN reported that Pensiangan election is null due to nomination paper issue and Joseph comment on TV. What next? RTBN will announce the next defeat soon? Unless the Sabahan like Pairin and Bung Mokthar. I was shame to see a Dusun or Kadazan Dato’ who represented UMNO at Keninggau. Isn’t that weird? Where are USNO and UPKO? Why UMNO my fellow friend at Keninggau and Tenom? Why? To adopt UMNO is to invite disaster and that is in point of fact. You see, nobody want to preserve Mat Saleh’s monument in Tambunan because Mat Saleh is not from UMNO but “pirate”. RTBN is used by UMNO and BN ant it getting uninteresting.
Government has lost twice at Permatang Pauh and I agree with Malaysia Today author’s statement. BN lost it seat and people trust including bloggers. RTBN is naked and telling the people that they are wearing the greatest garment to hide it shame. To me, blocking certain blogs is losing people’s trust towards BN. We are yet too see Semak to step down soon and it was made by protest and riot. In
Ministers from Sabah and Sarawak went to
I found it hard to access certain “alternative” media blogs which had been shut down from our national ISP. Well, I get this one,
“To enable a superior service, having a fast web proxy is a must for a lot of people. Web proxies do have a reputation to use a lot of CPU and RAM usage, so if you don't have a decent server, things can get tediously slow.
At Privax speed is a big importance, which is why we have very powerful dedicated servers (dual processor dual core 4 x 3.0GHz, 4gb RAM, 1000mbit ports and high quality
You can go to these URL to view Malaysia-Today:
Please type any blocked site in the text field and it will bring you there.
I hope to write more soon since there are many “hu-ha” around but time is really tight. As I had mention, never be a teacher. I can’t wait for the new government since those “guys” went to
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Gerakan to review place in BN
Party gives coalition time frame for reforms before it takes any action
Stressing that Gerakan was no ‘yes man’ party, Koh, however, said the party would not be hasty and would give a ‘reasonable’ time before taking any action.
He said Gerakan would continue to demand for reforms and change in BN but if the efforts failed, the party would review its position in BN.
“We won’t be hasty in our actions.
We are a responsible party, so the time frame given will be reasonable before taking action,” he told reporters after opening the Kelantan Gerakan delegates’ conference here yesterday.
Koh, who is also former
Koh said what Gerakan wanted was a change in attitude and approach, as well as reviving the spirit of consultation that was fairer among the BN components so that all the parties’ voices would be heard and taken into consideration for the BN agenda.
“There need to be a change in many other aspects. The BN’s symbol of the scale denotes fairness and equality, and this needs to be put into practice in all fields.
This is the original spirit of BN, but perhaps after some time because we are so busy with our things and think more about ourselves, we forget (about this spirit).”
He said initial efforts had been made by Gerakan to bring about change in BN but it was still too early to see the results.
Democracy should grow from within. Democracy is for the people by the people. Somehow democracy can be interpreted in many ways according to certain country. In
SAPP was the first BN coalition party to review their role in BN under Yong Teck Lee. Somehow, to proof that SAPP was wrong, there were several “sudden” development done by UMNO Sabah. This including the “Clean Kota Kinabalu from illegal immigrant” project by Najib in order to please SAPP. Somehow, UMNO and BN should have a very solid answer to the “Project IC” which made the Kadazan-Dusun as a minority in
I do believe that GERAKAN has been suffered since Lim Keng Yaik time. Koh Tsu Koon has been removed intentionally by BN (Pak Lah and Khairy) in order to make
Barisan Nasional is now has to repay all those lost that they have made to it coalition party. I did not see any 12 storey MIC and MCA building but I seen it in
UMNO cannot create a nation building by itself without putting other races at the same line. NEP and special right are the issue that failed nation building too. They should stop saying Chinese and Indian as immigrant and the aborigines as “
Thursday, September 4, 2008
1. There is storm at Louisiana and the oil price will increase USD 160.00 per barrel.
What will Barisan Nasional do?
A. Increase the fuel price to RM 3.00 per liter
B. Stop giving petrol and diesel subsidy to the people
C. Reduce the price of basic necessities
D. Doing nothing about it
2. We do not have to pay our electricity bill that is less than RM 20.00
What is your option?
A. Shut down your refrigerator and let all those stuff inside it get rotten
B. Sell some of our home electrical appliances to reduce your electricity bill
C. Start using firewood to cook your lunch and dinner
D. Laugh at Barisan Nasional’s idiocy plan to help
3. Barisan Nasional lost Permatang pauh for the second time
What it means?
A. Abdullah is the world class leaders
B. Sodomy is legal
C. Detonate beautiful lady is legal
D. Democracy is really worked
4. UMNO played with racist issue to get Chinese to have their kung fu class ready
A. GERAKAN and MCA is about to form Communist Party
B. The Chinese are scared of Keris (dagger)
C. 13th May has never happening
D. Barisan Nasional is a “Malay” based party, the rest are “calafe” (watak sampingan)
5. Merdeka expenses has been cut down up to RM 7 million.
What does it means?
A. We should reduce the expenses of Monsoon Cup
B. All ministers should sit at the economy class flight
C. All this while, the government has wasted too much money for nothing
D. RM 7 million have been used for Permatang Pauh “campaign”
6. Barisan Nasional seems to be not relevant to Sarawak and Sabah
What should they do?
A. Support Pak Lah until 2010
B. Enjoy 5% revenue and happy with it
C. Ask CM to tell Badawi and Najib that they love the way Barisan Nasional works
D. Vote for Barisan NAsional on the next general election.