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Monday, July 20, 2009

The Old Folk Legacy

“The Bidayuhs need to work towards a common objective to develop the community, so we need to work towards strengthening the Barisan Nasional (BN),” he pointed out.

PBB Tarat sees no contest for top posts
(The Borneo Post Press, July 20, 2009)
KUCHING: Unity continues to prevail in Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Tarat branch when all the top posts were won uncontested at the triennial general meeting (TGM) of the branch Saturday.

The uncontested posts are chairman, deputy chairman, vice-chairman, youth chief, deputy youth chief, women chief and deputy women chief.

Roland Sagah retains the chairman’s post, while the posts of deputy and vice-chairman are retained by Kuntang Sulak and Councillor Michael Chin respectively.

Sagah is Tarat assemblyman.

Stanley Sila remains the youth chief while the deputy youth chief is Solo Saint Djones Kaos.

In the women section, Nesline Liat remain as the chairperson while her deputy is Monica Anda Chuat.

The committee members for the main body are Walter Suhai, Stanley Dingin, Felix Kunyau Kuna, Kirat Rug, Raymond Jihap, Albert Sakum Rigit and Nyadan Jaau.

There are seven committee members in the youth wing and they are Kennedy Ago Raoui, Zainuddin Morshidi, Sidney Belden, Silas Reda, Charue Naim, Otto Nujum and Augustine Runai.

And in the women wing, the committee members are Mary Ann Zainuddin, Naomi Mijong, Jupit Rokos, Rose Sekalai, Rapis Enit, Rohani Jumat and Rosa Ranyah.

The meeting held at Teng Bekap multipurpose hall was officiated by Urban Development and Toursim Minister Datuk Michael Manyin.

Manyin, who is a PBB vice-president, said it was important that all the incumbent elected representatives from the Bidayuh community be retained in the next state election.

The Bidayuh assemblymen are Dr Jerip Susil (Bengoh), Ranum Mina (Opar), Datuk Peter Nansian (Tasik Biru), Manyin (Tebedu), Frederick Bayoi (Kedup) and Sagah (Tarat).

And the Members of Parliament are Datuk Dr James Dawos (Mambong), Datuk Richard Riot (Serian) and Datuk Dr Tiki Lafe (Mas Gading).

Manyin said the Bidayuhs could not afford to isolate themselves from the mainstream of politics.

This, he stressed was to enable the community to progress further.

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1 Malaysia concept by Najib yet to be another century of joke to all the Dayak especially the Bidayuh. Bidayuh contributed the entire seat at their constituencies to BN to enable them to win thin majority during last 13th General Election. The same face with the same attitude of MP’s with nothing to enjoy at last. Tikie, Riot, Dawos are three MP’s that should be loud enough to raise up the issue of the Bidayuh especially on poverty, education, business opportunities, entrepreneurs and so forth.

The Bidayuh has never learned a lesson form their mistake. Year after year they vote for the same man and losing in time. As I always traveling to Sematan and Tebedu almost every week, I see nothing to be proud of although we have rich MP’s. I see oil palm estate own by our MP and yet there are dusty roads at Biawak, Judin, Perigi at Sematan area. Where are Tikie and Ranum? Should they busy with their personal business and ignore those who put their trust at these two men? I see Juara Beetuah oil palm estate but yet I see the struggle of some of villagers with no proper water supply in Stungkor. Why does Juara Beetuah busy in planting and leave the people in struggle?

I should make a conclusion they should never work for BN or with BN since they have nothing in return especially ministerial post. But, please remember that BN did not vote for them but the people in those areas. Why should we proud of Najib with 1 Malaysia while we are in great depression. Should we wait for the next election to repeat the same silly mistake?

The Bidayuh should not be manipulated by politic and they must isolate themselves from the politic. The youth should keep themselves away from old school politics and strive to the best of themselves. Let us be selfish and hope than we gain from the real world today. Why should we care to those who are begging for life where as a bight future is there for us We have nothing to loose if we did support our MP’s because we lost piece-by-piece everyday to the MP’s rice bowl.

Some people said to me that “who are you to say so?” Yes, I am nothing but I am existed and alive to see our struggles and depression. I could not understand why should we still stick with BN and yet gain nothing.
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