Colonel Stephen Mundau the most eligible Iban Officer to be promoted to a one star general in Malaysian Armed Forces
Monday, June 29, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
I was not surprised with Tan Sri Mohd Sidek, the Chief Secretary answered to a question on the proposal to remove the term "lain-lain" from Official government forms. Accotrding to him the proposal could be considered and implemented if it could achieve the 1Malaysia concept that was advocated by PM Najib Razak.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
- The JV - 60% Company, 30% land owner and 10% to the state government agency Land Custody and Development Authority (LCDA) .
- After 60 years leased lapsed it does not guarantee that the land will be returned to NCR land owner.
- Most of the JVs so far (like in Kanowit, Empaling-Ubah-Tekuyung & Isu ) have not bared any fruit of success what to say managed to chang the life of the participants. For example, I am participating in Empaling-Ubah-Tekuyung & Isu JV, and so far I did not see that the JV is making much money to pay our dividents. Same goes to the JV in Kanowit as I may qoute. In 1996, Iban landowners in Sarawak agreed that their land in the Kanowit District be planted with oil palm. A joint venture between Boustead Plantations (60%), the villagers (30%) and the state government agency Land Custody and Development Authority (LCDA) (10%) was established.Through the agreement, villagers were promised roads that would connect the longhouses in the area, electricity and piped water supply, as well as 60-year land titles for the Native Customary Rights (NCR) landowners. However, it was reported that despite the fruits have been harvested for many years, NCR landowners have been paid no dividends except for an initial meagre advance paid in 1997. None of the other promises has been fulfilled. The natives could no longer bear the abuse and decided to take action to protect their interests. In April a blockade action was staged to stop the company from entering their oil palm plantation. At first it was carried out only by three longhouse communities but later on others followed up to 20 longhouses.
- The Concept is totally different from FELDA that his father, Late Tun Abdul Razak started - especially in term of the owner of the land being developed, and the duration of land leased.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
PM Najib Must Not Cover Up A Case Against Kelantan Prince That Had Tarnished Malaysian Image Internationally - No One is Above the Law
Manohara met Tengku Fakhry in December 2006 at a dinner held by the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia. The prince fell in love with Manohara and told the 15-year-old Manohara that he wanted to have a serious relationship with her. Given his courteous manner of address and noble background, Daisy Fajarina assented to the courtship. Despite some problems such as the absence of wali nikah (legal witness) and no legal letter from the Indonesian Embassy, Tengku Fakhry married 16-year-old Manohara in Malaysia on 26 August 2008.Manohara gained widespread attention from the Indonesian media in mid April 2009 when her mother, Daisy Fajarina, alleged that Tengku Fakhry,abducted Manohara. The "abduction" saga ended on until Sunday, 31 May 2009 (While most of us Dayak prepared to celebrate Gawai Dayak) when Manohara escaped Kelantan Sultan’s authority in Singapore and returned to Indonesia with her mother. When talking to the Press in Jakarta, Manohara said that prior to escape the "abduction", she and Kelantan royal family were in Singapore to accompany Sultan of Kelantan as he sought medical treatment there. It was during this time that she had the opportunity to contact her mother Daisy Fajarina and told her that she was in Singapore. After knowing that her daughter was in Singapore she then flew there to meet her in the hotel where Manohara and Kelantanese royal family was staying. Manohara informed the press on how she escaped from the hotel, her ordeal in avoided Kelantan bodyguards that attempted to stop her on 3rd floor of the hotel. In distress, Manohara pressed the elevator emergency button to attract the attention of hotel security and the local authorities. Noticing the presence of CCTV camera in the elevator and the hotel corridor, Kelantan bodyguards withheld the use of force while in the evelvator. Manohara tried to contact the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore for help, but was failed to speak to anyone because there were no Indonesian embassy officials present on a Sunday. As her father is a US citizen, she then contacted the US Embassy and was successful in getting their immediate assistance. Her mother was managed to find her daughter on the third floor of the hotel. Under diplomatic protection, Manohara reached Changi Airport and finally succeeded in returning to Indonesia with her mother.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
This year Gawai Dayak, the first and second day were celebrated in my longhouse, and then continued with the celebration at my in-law house in Sri Aman on third and fourth day of the gawai .
In the longhouse where there is no electricity, during this hot weather, the celebration was like hell. The one panel solar energy provided by ex YB Jimmy Donald about 10 years ago was far from enough to provide 24 hours power to the household. Therefore to provide enough energy, some of them have to buy the generator for themselves. The cost to operate the generator for 24hours electricity is about 16 litres of petrol per generator/household. Because of the high cost so the generator is only operating from 6.30pm to 10.30pm daily. And they have to live without electricity for the rest of the day. Just imagine during this dry and hot weather without fan (what to say air-cond.) ??? Can the Vision 2020 be achieved nationwide. Jabu and Masing must be day dreaming...
At my in-law house in Sri Aman where there is no electricity problem, but the people here have been affected by water woes for the past 10 years especially during Gawai Dayak and Christmas. Just wonder, which one is more important is it the Water Front project or the basic amneties such as water?
Another problem whic has been faced by the people in Sri Aman especially the Anglican followers is a place of worship. Since St Luke church was destroyed in fire (about 8 years ago, sorry I could not remember the exact year it was destroyed) the government still could not provide fund to re-build the church. About 80% of the voters in Sri Aman are christian. Why can't the government help to rebuild the church? Why there is a double standard between religions in term of government Assistance ? Why are assistances only to be provided to Islam only? Aren't we all Malaysian ?
To all the Dayak Leaders or representatives such as the followings, if all of you feel that you are not capable to work for your people, do not seek for re-election in the coming election.
YB Masir Kujat
Be yourself. All knew that he is a proxy for Donal Lawan. Don't waste people monies and times to vote for You. If you still cannot handle Electricity, Water and St Lukes Church in Sri Aman, DO NOT SEEK for re-election.
YB Snowdan Lawan
N25 Balai Ringin
Business Politicking. Keen in playing guitar only. Not a pure politician but enter politic because of father affiliation with Taib Mahmud.
Rectify electricity woes and Batang Strap Bridge or DO NOT SEEK Re-election.
YB Mong Dagang
N26 -Bukit Begunan
Lacking in all aspects. Must not seek re-election
Datuk Francis Harden Hollis
To rectify water woes and St Lukes Church constructions or DO NOT SEEK Re-election.
To all voters in P202 SRI AMAN, N25 Balai Ringin, N26 Bukit Begunan and N27 Simanngang, remember your representatives/YBs names and photos. Do not vote for them if they fail to rectify the problem of (1) Electricity (2) Batang Strap Bridge (3) Water (4) Construction of St Lukes Church. Remember do not waste your time on the leaders that are under performing.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Chin Peng and Ex-Malayan Communist Party(MCP) Members Return to Malaysia-Ex-Servicemen Are Advised to Forgive and Forget
One of the reason why I joined the Army in the late 80s was because I wanted to fight the Communist Terrorists (CTs). At that time nearly 80% of the youngmen from my longhouse joined the army. And these soldiers when they came back to our longhouse for short leave they always told us about their army lives, especially how their comrades lost their limbs and their lives fighting the CTs. Their struggles had encouraged me to join the army.After completed my studies, I joined the military and attended the Army Officer Cadet training at Royal Military College (RMC), Sungei Besi. I was commissioned as a second leutenant to one of Malaysian Army elite forces, 6th Ranger Regiment.With 6th Ranger I did go for jungle operations in Malaysian "black area" such as Gubir, Lenggong, Biawak in Sarawak. During all the jungle operations that I went to, I was so unfortunate because I did not have the opportunity to meet with the Communist Party Malaya (CPM) or Parti Kommunis Malaya (PKM) or Parti Rakyat Kalimantan Utara (PARAKU) in sarawak members. To make the matter worst, in 1989 our government signed a Peace Aggreement with PKM and followed by another Peace Agreement with PARAKU in 1990. No doubt CTs has caused a lot of trouble to Malaysian especially to the members of the defense forces (Military and Police) and also to the populations that lived in the nothern states of Peninsular Malaysia and, in Sarikei and Sibu in Sarawak. To the soldiers , many of their members lost their limbs and lives and for the family members had lost their love ones. After the agreements, Malaysian economy and the quality of lives of the population had also improved termendously. Just use our imaginations what would happened to us and the economy of Malaysia , supposely if the PKM did not sign the peace Agreement with our government? Althought the contents of the Peace Agreement was not made public by the government, but one of the condition stipulated in the agreement was that Malaysian government must allows the Ex-CPM members to return to Malaysia. Personally I would like to urge all members of the ex-Servicemen to allow all the ex-CPM members to return to Malaysia. Please learn to Forgive and Forget... In making the above call, I would like everyone to look back at how we treated our past enemies :- (1) Japanese Cruelty During WWII. We were badly treated and tortured by our Japanese soldiers during WWII but now we accepted Japanese people as our close Business partner. There will be no Proton or Perodua without Japanese companies assistance. Please look back at the history, Japanese army during WWII had cost us more lives and casulty compared to the CPM. (2) First Peace Agreement with CTs. The first peace Agreement signed with CTs was held between PARAKU and Sarawak Government on 20 October 1973. To commemorate this event Simanggang was renamed Sri Aman. All the members of PARAKU and its Chairman , Bong Kee Chok were given huge piece of land and substantial amount of money to start their businesses. When Looking back on what the government had given to the ex-CTs in Sarawak, I am in the agreement with Lt Col(Rtd) Robert Rizal in his blog that suggested we should have joined the PARAKU in the first place. (3) Second Peace Agreement with Communist in Sarawak. Weng Min Chyuan, from China, issued instructions that the Clandestine Communist Organisation (CCO) should also open negotiations with the Sarawak government. A series of negotiations took place in Bintulu in July 1990. On 17 October 1990, a formal peace agreement ending the communist insurrection in Sarawak was signed in Wisma Bapa Malaysia, Kuching. The final group of about 50 guerrilla gave up their armed struggle . All the ex-guerillas were allowed to reside in Sarawak and also with the government Assistance. (4) History Rewritten for ex-Sarawak TYT. Sarawak's ex-TYT was the member of a group that opposed to the formation of Malaysia. He fought the British Army alongside the Indonesian Army during Malaysia confrontation with Indonesia. But after his passing away, "someone" rewritten the history. Instead of being the traitor he is now the freedom and Independent fighter. Didn’t we Forgive and Forget ? (5) Al-Maunnah and The Death Of Private Matthiew . Al-Maiunnah was the Muslim Extremist that waged war against the King , and shot Private Matthiew to death in year 2000 just because he was non-muslim. Its leader Mohamed Amin Mohamed Razali went to the gallows early Friday morning on 4th August 2006. Some members were punished by life imprisonement and the rest were detained under Internal Security Act (ISA). All 15 members that were held under ISA had been released in 2003, merely after 3 years in detention. My question is, why didn't the ex-servicemen Association and other NGOs especially those members that majority are Iban did not make any protest? Why didn't we protest for the cold blooded murder of our brother Private Matthiew by the muslim extremist just because he was non-muslim?Different Treatment of the Ex-PKM Members. Why Shamsiah Fakeh and Rasid maiden were allowed to return to Malaysia but not Chin Peng ? My friend who is also my senior brother officer of the Seventh Rangers (Mechanized) had written about this in his blog, therefore I am not intending to write it here in detail.