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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Penan's Deception Plan to Get Their Memorandum Reaching Taib and Jabu

31th Oct 2009

KUCHING – The Penans have learnt from the mistakes of the past and are taking the hackers’ approach.

With a little social engineering, they outwitted the security guards and officials at Wisma Bapa Malaysia to achieve what they came for – hand over a memorandum protesting against the building of dams in the Sarawak interior.
“We tricked the security guards and officials by telling them we had a letter for the chief minister and his deputy,” said Penan representative Philip Jau on Friday.

Stealth in small group

“There were four of us only instead of a large group, and we managed to deliver the memorandum to the officials, although Taib (CM Abdul Taib Mahmud) and Jabu (DCM Alfred Jabu) were not in.”
Jau was accompanied by three Penan leaders.

“We have learnt a lesson from our last attempt to hand over the memorandum,” he said, adding that 10 others were waiting away from Wisma Bapa Malaysia. On Sept 16, the same group of 14 Penans wanted to send the same memorandum to Taib and Jabu but they refused to see them. The 14 were instead arrested by the police on grounds of illegal assembly in front of Wisma Bapa Malaysia.

600 voices of dissent

Tua Kampung Madai Saluk of Long Luar, Belaga, told reporters on Friday that the 62-page memorandum contained about 600 signatures from 18 longhouses expressing opposition to the construction of dams in Baram and Murum in Belaga.
“You (the state) drown our land, our properties and longhouses and want us to move out, but to where? This is really disempowering us,” he said.
He cited the Batang Ai and Asap examples as mass relocations gone wrong.
“We have seen how the people especially in Asap suffer. Many of them have returned to their original longhouses as they can no longer bear the miseries and hardships in the new settlements.”
“We do not want to suffer like them.”

More to lose than gain

In the memorandum to the chief minister, the Penans expressed concern that the Murum dam would create social unrest and threaten their way of life apart from destroying whatever they hold dear in the land of their birth.
“For us along Sungai Peleiran-Murum, we will not be spared the impact of the dam if the government proceeds with its construction. Because of its damaging impact, we the Penans from these areas in one voice urge the government to cease immediately the construction of the Murum dam.
“We also appeal to the government not to force us to move out from our land and settle in areas far from our ancestral land,” the Penans added - Malaysianmirror, Joseph Tawie

The Best Way For Daniel and Marina to get their Bumiputera status is to Convert to Islam

Saturday, 31 October 2009 04:16



Sorry Daniel...Semi-native is not bumiputera!

KUCHING – Another family in the same boat as Marina Undau has spoken up about the plight of mixed parentage students.
Ding Juh said his son - Daniel Ibau - was a Science stream student and had scored 10As and 1B in the SPM examination last year. But he failed to get into the Labuan Matriculation College despite being “one of the top students of SMK Wira Penrissen in Kota Samarahan.”


“Out of nine applications from the school, only my son’s was rejected,” said Ding Juh.
Ding Juh said he had appealed to the Education Ministry in the hope it would reconsider its decision.

Plea for all in same boat

The father of three said he was worried for the future of his offspring who are facing big hurdles in gaining access to higher education as a result of being “locked out” of bumiputra membership.
“We are not rich and can’t afford to send our children to private colleges.
“My plea is not just for my son, but also for the others who are in the same situation as he is. We are Malaysians. How can the government talk about achieving unity when we have to go through obstacles to provide education for our kids?
Ding Juh and his son spoke to Malaysian Mirror on Friday after Marina’s case was highlighted in the news portal. The story originally appeared in Borneo Post.


Point of reference

Earlier this week, schoolgirl Marina Undau who has an Iban father and a Chinese mother was informed by the education department that she could not be admitted to a matriculation course because she was not a bumiputra.
Both Marina and Daniel are struggling against the full weight of the Federal Constitution, which spells out the state of affairs for Sarawakians: “If the father and mother is a native of Sarawak as defined under Article 161A(6)(b) of the Federal Constitution, the child is considered a bumiputra.”

In other words, both parents must be natives to qualify.

Daniel understands the Constitution’s viewpoint.
But he wonders why he could still continue to buy the Amanah Saham Bumiputra if he was not a bumiputra.
Could it be that a Kayan is a bumiputra in one set of circumstances but a non-bumiputra in another? Mr Spock of Star Trek fame would see this as “illogical.”
Such hazy interpretation and execution of the laws has naturally led to a section of the citizenry feeling shortchanged and a gnawing sense that the authorities are toying with their future.

Sorry, no go

Daniel’s application to UiTM to pursue a civil engineering diploma course is still up in the air as the institution has yet to reply.

Like Marina, Daniel sees his only recourse now to minimise costs is to proceed with Form Six and eventually hit the university trail two years later.
“As the eldest, I feel it is my responsibility to pave the way and set a good example for my siblings,” said the SMK Tapang Sixth-Former.
“I will do my best in any way I can and wherever I might get the chance to pursue my studies in the near future.”
Daniel said it had been an ordeal for his family in trying to get him recognised as a bumiputra so that he could reap the benefits from it.

The effort has so far been in vain.

“We have tried everything from lengthy e-mails, facsimiles and calling the ministry repeatedly but to no avail. After a month, the only answer we got was ‘Sorry, your application is not approved.’”

Bukittunggal

In order to get the bumiputera status, both of the pupils must convert to Islam. This is the reality of Najib's 1Malaysia Slogan!
Therefore Sarawakian...throw your Vote to BN/Najib and I am not surprised that Native will not be considered as bumiputera unless you are muslim....1MALAYSIA

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

15,000 copies of the Bible seized -Please Reinstated 20/18 Agreement & Islam is not Official Religion For Sabah Sarawak

Thursday, 29 October 2009 19:38



KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian authorities have seized some 15,000 bibles imported from Indonesia because they use the word "Allah" as a translation for God which is banned here, a church leader said Thursday.
"The church uses the bible and it is part of the worshipper's life. There is no reason why it should be confiscated," said Reverend Hermen Shastri (left), general secretary of the Council of Churches of Malaysia.

"The bibles are used in the church," he said, dismissing suggestions by Islamic officials that they could be used to help convert Muslims who make up some 60 percent of the 27 million population.
Shastri said the latest confiscation happened in September when airport authorities in Sarawak seized 10,000 copies of the Indonesian-language bibles which feature the disputed word "Allah".
Another 5,000 copies were confiscated in March, he said.
"The reason given for the detention of the Scriptures was because they contain banned words," he said.

Two-year legal battle


The Catholic Church has waged a two-year legal battle with Malaysian authorities over the use of the word "Allah" as a translation for "God" in its newspaper published here.
The Herald newspaper, circulated among the country's 850,000 Catholics, nearly lost its publishing licence last year for using the disputed word in its Malay-language edition.
The government has argued that the word "Allah" should be used only by Muslims, who dominate the population of multicultural Malaysia.
The row is one of a string of religious disputes that have erupted in recent years, straining relations between Muslim Malays and minority ethnic Chinese and Indians who fear the country is being "Islamised".
Shastri said there was no reason to seize the bibles because the use of the word "Allah" predates Islam.
"The word is not sensitive in Indonesia and the Christians use it in the Middle East. It is mainly driven by other motives ... (to project) the dominance of Islam in Malaysia," he said.
Officials at the Home Ministry, which Shastri said was involved in the seizure, were not immediately available for comment. - AFP

Comment By Bukittunggal.

Religion is one of the important point being considered by our forefather from Sabah and Sarawak before they agreed to join Malaya and Singapore to form Malaysia. That why the first point of the agreement was about religion. According to the agreement :

Point 1: Religion



While there was no objection to Islam being the national religion of Malaysia there should be no State religion in North Borneo, and the provisions relating to Islam in the present Constitution of Malaya should not apply to North Borneo.

The agreement explicitly mentioned that there should be no state religion for North Borneo (to include Sarawak as stated in it 18 Agreement) I guessed. As for the bible confiscated in Kuching Airport, they  were brought-in and to be used in the churches throughout Sarawak. Ministry of Internal Affair should return the bible to the church to avoid any religious crisis in the state. In the past, without the interference from the peninsular, the Christianity majority and muslims followers in sarawak have been living together in harmony.

 To Malaya, Get your hand-off Sarawak!

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Breaking News-Port Kelang Assemblyman Badrul Hisham Quit PKR


"YB Badrul Hisham accompanying by His Wife make an exclusive announcement"

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 29 — Port Klang assemblyman Badrul Hisham Abdullah has quit PKR, citing a loss of faith in the party leadership and unhappiness over financial allocations, in a move that could spark a crisis in the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) state government.

Badrul Hisham said he would now be a Barisan Nasional (BN) friendly independent lawmaker.
He did not say if he would eventually be joining Umno or any other political party, but he asserted that he would not relinquish his state seat.
His announcement comes just hours after Selangor Mentri besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim had said he wanted the lawmaker to resign as assemblyman for non-performance.
Badrul Hisham won the Port Klang state seat in Election 2008 with 12,397 votes against Barisan Nasional’s Roselinda Abdul Jamil who got 7,990 votes and independent Nazir Mansor with 580.
Early this month, Khalid had said he would decide on Badrul Hisham’s status by the end of October.
Speculation had been rife for months now that Badrul Hisham planned to defect to Umno and controversy has plagued the first-term lawmaker since the general election last year due to complaints by voters in his constituency that he was never around and could not be contacted.
“I was elected by the people and not by the Mentri Besar of Selangor,” said Badrul in a three page statement in response to Khalid’s call for him to quit.
“I am no longer a PKR member but will remain an independent representative supporting Barisan Nasional,” he added.
Khalid had also alleged that Badrul Hisham has been incommunicado and did not respond to the show cause letter sent by the state government.
“For your information I have given my explanation through a letter dated Aug 28 2009,” said Badrul.
He claimed that he had been sidelined by the state government which made it difficult for him to perform his duties.
“The refusal of the PKR-led Selangor government to assist me in coordinating financial allocation for my constituency made me feel marginalised,” said Badrul Hisham.
Badrul Hisham also cited Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s actions in causing his sodomy trial to be postponed several times as another reason for his loss of confidence in PKR.
“I am having doubts on the leadership of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for not having the courage to face trial for the Saiful Bukhari sodomy case,” said Badrul Hisham.
“He has been avoiding from giving explanation to party members,” he added.
“I take seriously the allegation of moral misconduct against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim,” he said.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

PKR Sabah terus bergolak

Rabu, 28 Okt 2009

PKR Sabah menghadapi satu lagi tamparan, dengan ketua bahagian Kota Kinabalu Christina Liew mengumumkan peletakan jawatan sebagai anggota majlis tertinggi parti hari ini, mengikut jejak naib presiden PKR Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan.
Liew, yang telah digantikan bagi jawatan timbalan pengerusi PKR Sabah, berkata bagaimanapun beliau kekal sebagai anggota parti dan mengekalkan jawatan ketua bahagian Kota Kinabalu.
"Saya akan menyerahkan surat peletakan jawatan saya kepada presiden parti hari ini," katanya kepada Bernama

Liew berkata selama ini beliau percaya yang parti itu adalah adil dan telus sehingga pelantikan Datuk Kong Hong Ming sebagai timbalan pengerusi PKR Sabah dan Ahmad Thamrin Jaini sebagai ketua parti yang baru di Sabah.
"Ibu saya terpaksa berdepan dengan pandangan serong orang ramai kerana saya telah digantikan (sebagai timbalan pengerusi) atas alasan yang tidak diketahui.
"Saya telah bekerja keras selama sembilan tahun untuk mempromosikan PKR Sabah. Oleh kerana parti tidak menghargai sumbangan saya, saya berundur dengan bermaruah sekarang," katanya.
Dr Jeffrey telah meletakkan jawatan sebagai naib presiden PKR, anggota majlis tertinggi dan anggota biro politik, memberikan tamparan hebat kepada cubaan PKR untuk memperkukuhkan parti itu di Sabah.
Dr Jeffrey, yang dijangka menghantar surat peletakan jawatan ke ibu pejabat parti menjelang hari ini, akan kekal sebagai anggota biasa parti, menurut bekas pembantu kanannya Kanul Gindol.
Dipercayai majoriti ketua bahagian termasuk Dr Jeffrey sendiri, kecewa dengan keputusan penasihat PKR Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim melantik Ahmad Thamrin sebagai ketua parti yang baru di Sabah.
Ahmad Thamrin, anak kelahiran Sabah dinamakan sebagai ketua PKR negeri yang baru pada hujung minggu lalu selepas ketua-ketua bahagian menyatakan tidak yakin dengan naib presiden PKR Azmin Ali untuk menerajui PKR negeri.
Di TAWAU, Kong berkata beliau terkejut dengan keputusan Dr Jeffrey untuk meletak jawatan sebagai naib presiden parti, menyatakan Dr Jeffrey telah bersetuju dengan keputusan berhubung pelantikan Ahmad Thamrin sebagai pengerusi perhubungan PKR Sabah yang baru.
"Saya menghormati keputusan (Dr) Jeffrey meletakan jawatannya sebagai naib presiden PKR, namun tidak bersetuju dengan andaian bahawa pelantikan pengerusi perhubungan PKR Sabah yang baru sebagai tidak mengikut kehendak ketua-ketua cabang (bahagian)," katanya.
Mesyuarat perhubungan PKR Sabah yang diadakan pada 22 Okt lalu di Kota Kinabalu, yang dihadiri semua pemimpin 25 cabang parti dan perhubungan negeri termasuk Dr Jeffrey, bersetuju supaya isu pelantikan pengerusi perhubungan PKR negeri diserah kepada presiden parti, katanya kepada pemberita selepas mengadakan pertemuan dengan anggota dan ketua cawangan PKR zon Tawau.
"Kita anggap isu pelantikan pengerusi perhubungan PKR negeri dalam mesyuarat malam itu sudah selesai. Jadi keputusan yang dibuat Dr Jeffrey ini memang di luar jangkaan saya.
"Sebagai pemimpin berpengalaman, kita harus hormat keputusan mesyuarat rasmi," katanya.
Kong bagaimanapun yakin keputusan Dr Jeffrey tidak akan menjejaskan kekuatan parti. BERNAMA

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Land Seminar By Naroden Is a Planned Strategy to Rob Dayak Of their NCR Land


Tactical Planning By Naroden and Taib Cronies in Robbing the NCR Land

Yang Berhormat Naroden Majais, the Simunjan State assemblyman  has suggested that mini seminars or dialogues on land need to be organised in all constituencies in Sarawak. According to him the purpose of the seminar is so that people can have better understanding of the state land code and policies.
Naroden who is also known as the "Simunjan King of oil palm", who owing more than 48,000 acres of land including NCR land of oil palm in Simunjan area.In March 2009, DD Plantations and Pelita Holdings Sdn. Bhd. has signed the agreement  with 46 longhouse chiefs to develop their NCR land but failed to persuade six longhouses in the Kpg. Samalatong/Kepayang area  to join the JV as they prefered the JV with SALCRA.
Speaking at the Sarawak Land Seminar for southern zone in Kuching yesterday, 27 Oct 2009, Naroden claimed that many village headmen, longhouses chief and politicians lacked understanding of the land policies and NCR.
This is the strategy by Taib cronies and Malay/Melanau to rob Iban/dayak of their NCR lands. The JV so far has been very successfully  in disempower the natives by taking away their basic asset - land - in order to reduce them to a situation where they would be forever depending on them. One day , if effort is not made to stop Taib and his cornies from taking their NCR land, one day the Iban/dayak will lave as a landless ctizen on it own motherland.
Being the new generation of Iban/Dayak, I urge everyone to come forward to fight under PKR flagship. If we fail in PKR, let's fight in what we are known for...Let's Ngayau....!

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Jambatan gantung runtuh di Ipoh Perak Mengorbankan Seorang Murid dan 2 Masih Hilang-Korban Pertama Kempen 1Malaysia

Okt 27, 09 3:34pm

Dipetik dari Laporan BERNAMA


Tapak perkhemahan 1Malaysia -Petanda Malang bagi 1Malaysia Najib dan
Kerajaan Haram BN Perak yang sedang bersidang

Tindakan nekad seorang guru dan tiga pengawal keselamatan terjun mengharung air deras dalam kegelapan malam menyelamatkan 19 murid daripada hanyut dalam kejadian jambatan runtuh di kawasan perkhemahan Pusat Kokurikulum Pejabat Pelajaran Daerah (PPD) Kinta di Ipoh malam tadi.
Hanya cahaya samar lampu dari kawasan perkhemahan yang terletak di seberang tebing sungai berkenaan membantu usaha menyelamat itu.

Suasana ketika itu kelam-kabut dengan jeritan minta tolong dan tangisan murid yang berpaut pada tali jambatan, kata pengawal keselamatan SK Kuala Dipang, Zulkifli Mohamad, 38, kepada pemberita hari ini.
Dalam kejadian pada pukul 10.30 malam itu, 22 murid terjatuh ke dalam Sungai Kampar semasa sedang menaiki jambatan gantung yang baru dibina dua minggu lepas itu untuk jamuan malam di SK Kuala Dipang
Kumpulan itu adalah antara 298 murid dari 64 sekolah rendah dari Tronoh, Batu Gajah dan Kampar yang menyertai perkhemahan 1Malaysia di pusat berkenaan yang terletak di tebing berdepan sekolah berkenaan.

Menceritakan semula detik-detik cemas malam tadi, Zulkifli berkata kejadian itu berlaku secara tiba-tiba dan tanpa berfikir panjang beliau terus terjun ke sungai berkenaan untuk membantu mangsa.
Dua lagi rakannya Rosli Mohamad, 44, dan Ismail Ahmad 62, turut terjun ke sungai bagi menyelamatkan kanak-kanak terbabit.

Zulkifli berkata rakannya Rosli berjaya membawa naik enam murid manakala beliau dan Ismail sempat menarik naik antara empat dan enam murid.
"Air sungai sangat deras dan saya bersyukur kerana dapat membantu dengan cepat," katanya.

Sementara itu seorang guru Mohd Safri Abdul Rafar berkata beliau berada tidak jauh dari jambatan dan terkejut apabila terdengar bunyi benda jatuh diikuti oleh jerit pekik.

Menyedari jambatan itu runtuh ketika murid-murid berada di atasnya, beliau nekad terjun ke sungai dan mengharungi arus deras bagi menyelamatkan mereka.
Seorang pelajar yang terselamat dalam kejadian itu Mohd Haziq Teng Mohd Salleh, 12, dari Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (C) Bemban, Batu Gajah, berkata semasa kejadian, beliau berada di tengah-tengah jambatan.
"Tiba-tiba sahaja saya tercampak ke dalam sungai, air sangat deras... saya bersyukur kerana sempat berpaut pada tali yang terjuntai dari titi dan dapat menyelamatkan diri dengan menaiki tepi tebing," katanya.

Perkhemahan yang bermula semalam dijadual hingga Khamis dan pendaftaran peserta dibuat sejak 3 petang semalam.

Jambatan sepanjang kira-kira 50 meter itu baru siap dibina dua minggu lepas bagi menggantikan sebuah jambatan gantung lama yang runtuh sebelum ini dan ia menghubungkan tapak perkhemahan untuk ke SK Kuala Dipang.
Seramai 23 guru terlibat dengan perkhemahan itu dan kem yang diadakan di SK Kuala Dipang itu adalah yang kedua dianjurkan Pejabat Pelajaran Daerah (PPD) Kinta Selatan selepas perkhemahan di SK Pos Raya minggu lepas.

Ex-PBDS Strongman Tajem helps out PKR

Monday, 27th October 2009.
Reported by : Joseph Tawie, Malaysian Mirror



DDT - The Legend

KUCHING – Veteran Iban leader Daniel Tajem is not even a PKR member but he has accepted an appointment to sit in the PKR national integration council to help improve East-West Malaysia ties.

A former president of the defunct PBDS, Tajem who is now partyless said “that makes me free to accept any appointment and attend any function organized by any party if I want to. I'm a free man”.
Contacted by the Malaysian Mirror today, Tajem said he has agreed to sit in the council, asking “why not, if my services are required to help improve ties between the East Malaysian states and the peninsula”.
He added that PKR’s objectives and his are similar in many ways.

Expose Taib's land-grabbing policy

“As long as Abdul Taib Mahmud’s (Sarawak chief minister) policy of extremism especially with regard to the grabbing of NCR land and selling them to cronies and plantation companies, I will find some ways to help expose such a policy.

“PKR is one of them, although I hope it could be the Malaysian Dayak Congress but sadly, MDC cannot be registered by the authorities following strong objections from state leaders”, he said.
This government’s policy is a process of disempowerment of the natives by taking away their basic asset - land - in order to reduce them to a situation where they would be forever depending on them, he said.
The appointment of Tajem, 74, to the PKR national integration council was revealed by a news online portal as one of six personalities appointed to the council whose aim is to help improve ties between the peninsula and the East Malaysian states.

Sabahan’s Dr Jeffrey Kitingan has been named the coordinator. The other members are PKR deputy president Dr Syed Husin Ali and former Gerakan stalwart Dr Toh Kin Woon, both representing the peninsula, Tajem and former state minister Hafsah Harun from Sarawak and another Sabahan.
Tajem has described his appointment as very challenging, adding that he would give his best input to the council.
Lately, Tajem has been very busy on the political front; having lunch with PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and having tea on the same day with a PKR leader, Zaid Ibrahim. Later he addressed a gathering organised by PKR.
All these activities have prompted his supporters especially those who have remained partyless following the de-registration of PBDS in October 2004 that Tajem might return to the political scene.

Colourful political career

The veteran Iban leader has a colourful political career having served 23 years as state assemblyman and nine years as MP. He had also served as Sarawak deputy chief minister but chose to take part in the infamous Ming Court revolt against Taib in 1987. When the coup failed, Tajem retreated into the political wilderness. But CM Taib has been 'sored' with him ever since..
In 1996 he was appointed as High Commissioner to New Zealand and returned to Kuching in 2000 to defend his deputy president’s post in the PBDS party election.
In 2003, he was challenged by Dr James Masing for the top post of the party. Masing’s challenge caused a leadership crisis in the party that led to PBDS’ deregistration in October 2004.
Masing went on to form Parti Rakyat Sarawak that same year but Tajem has been partyless ever since.

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Monday, October 26, 2009

PKR Sarawak berdepan dengan masalah pemilihan calon


Ranjau yang lebih mencabar menanti saudara Baru Bian di hadapan. Satu pukulan kepada kaum Iban yang buat masa sekarang tidak mempunyai  pemimpin yang karismatik di dalam PKR.

Tahniah diucapkan kepada saudara Baru Bian di atas perlantikan beliau sebagai Ketua Perhubungan PKR Sarawak. Di dalam penyataan akhbar kepimpinan PKR pusat pada Ahad, 25 Okt 2009 telah menamakan bahawa Baru Bian adalah Ketua Perhubungan PKR Sarawak yang baru menggantikan Mustaffa Kamil Ayub.
Perlantikan beliau telah menamatkan spekulasi tentang keyakinan PKR pusat terhadap kepimpinan PKR negeri. Baru Bian merupakan seorang peguam yang terkenal di Sarawak terutamanya di dalam kes-kes yang melibatkan tanah adat. Beliau merupakan bekas penyokong PBDS serta terlibat di dalam penubuhan Malaysian Dayak Congress (MDC) tetapi tidak diluluskan oleh ROS atas sebab keselamatan.

Diharap perlantikan DDT (Lagenda kepimpinan Iban) dapat membantu Baru Bian meraih sokongan kaum Iban!
Dengan masalah perlantikan Ketua Perhubungan negeri telah dapat diselesaikan, saudara Baru Bian seharusnya tidak berdiam diri, ini kerana di hadapannya masih banyak perkara yang harus diselesaikan. Salah satu daripadanya adalah bagaimana beliau dapat mendapat sokongan akar umbi yang majoritinya adalah terdiri daripada kaum Iban. Tetapi saya berpendapat bahawa PKR pusat telah dapat menghidu perkara ini dengan perlantikan Datuk Daniel Tajem (DDT) sebagai penasihat. DDT yang merupakan lagenda pemimpin Iban alaf moden ini merupakan seorang pemimpin kaum Iban yang sangat dihormati. Adalah diharapkan dengan perlantikannya, sokongan kaum Iban terhadap PKR dapat dipertingkatkan.
Perkara pertama telah selesai, tetapi PKR bakal berdepan dengan perkara yang lebih berat, iaitu pemilihan calon yang akan bertanding. PKR seharusnya tidak mengambil ringan perkara ini. Kebanyakan ahli yang menyertainya adalah terdiri daripada mereka yang tidak mendapat tempat untuk menjadi calon di dalam BN (bukan atas sebab tidak layak tetapi oleh kerana semangat kroni di dalam BN yang cenderung memilih ahli keluarga masing-masing seperti yang diamalkan oleh Taib Mahmud dan Alfred Jabu untuk bertanding).
Dalam tulisan saya pada kali ini saya ingin menyentuh apa yang berlaku di kawasan N25 Balai Ringin. Semasa artikel ini ditulis saya dimaklumkan bahawa di N25, seramai tiga orang yang telah mengewarkan untuk menjadi calon. Iaitu Ibi Uding (Ketua Wanita PKR Negeri), Cubbold John Lusoi dan seorang pesara guru. Daripada ketiga-tiga pemimpin ini, Cubbold merupakan calon yang paling sesuai .

Tidak mempunyai aura sebagai pemimpin untuk N25

Ibi Uding mungkin nampak popular di peringkat negeri tetapi kepada akar umbi terutamanya reputasinya tidak memberangsangkan di N25. Reputasinya telah tercemar pada PRU 12 yang lalu, di mana beliau telah menghilangkan diri di saat-saat akhir pilihanraya. Di samping itu Ibi juga tidak melibatkan diri secara aktif dengan aktiviti di N25 Balai Ringin. Dan perkara yang lebih utama, beliau bukan anak watan N25.

Pengelibatannya  secara langsung di dalam sengketa tanah adat di Jalan Ubah menggugat reputasinya sebagai calon!

Manakala pemimpin berikutnya iaitu saudara Cubbold John, merupakan seorang aktivis yang cukup dikenali di N25. Pada awalnya sangat di sukai di N25 tetapi reputasinya tercemar oleh kerana pengelibatannya di dalam sengketa dengan pemilik tanah adat di Jalan Ubah/Tekuyong/Isu/Sapak/Keranggas. Beliau melakukan kesilapan kerana menyokong bekas TR Masa Tekuyong di dalam sengketa tersebut. Sebagai seorang politik beliau seharusnya mengambil sikap yang neutral dan tidak terlibat secara langsung dengan sengketa tersebut.
Manakala seorang lagi pemimpin, iaitu bekas guru, saya berpendapat masa beliau telah berlalu untuk menjadi calon. Pada peringkat umurnya, beliau hanya layak untuk menajadi ketua cabang sahaja.
Saya berharap kepimpinan PKR negeri yang diketuai oleh Saudara Baru Bian mengamalkan sikap berhati-hati apabila memilih calon. Pelajari daripada kesilapan di Perak, Kedah dan Pulau Pinang. Elakkan memilih calon sekadar melepaskan batuk ditangga semata-mata.

PKR Sarawak seharusnya berhati-hati memilih calon untuk mengelakkan perkara yang sama di Perak berlaku di sini. Elakkan pemimpin yang bacu!

Ramai penganalisis berpendapat bahawa pembentangan Bajet 2010 sebagai persediaan BN untuk menghadapi PU 13. Untuk berjaya merampas Sarawak daripada BN, semua pihak terutamanya saudara Baru Bian seharusnya merombak strategi ini termasuklah pemilihan calon-calon yang akan bertanding.

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Memo From Lina Soo To PKR Leaders In Response To Ibi Uding Complaint

To Ibi....Please change your mindset, in and out!..As we want Change and Change We must!

The main reason why we chosed PKR rather than BN was because we want change. The defination of change is broaden. It does not mean changing the government alone but it also means changing the way how the party should operated. In BN , the minority must respect the majority even to the extend of sacrificing the basic need of such community, and the subordinate must follow whatever being said by the superior..to the extend neglecting the development of such community. In PKR, we should operate in a different way...We fight for everyone regardless of their races or religions. In order to fulfill this, everyone must be ready for any criticism.
Ibi Uding should take the comment positively. This is PKR.....We Want Change and Change we Must!
Below is a Memo from Lina Soo, denying the claim made by Ibi Uding regarding the publication of  some detrimental postings about PKR in http://www.linasoo.com/  which according to Ibi own by Lina Soo.

MEMO



To : Pengerusi Perhubungan Negeri
Cc : Dato’ Seri Dr Wan Azizah bin Ismail, Party President
Yang Berhormat Dominique Ng
Datuk Hafsah Harun
Datuk Michael Bong
Saudara Wan Zainal Wan Sanusi
Saudara Jimmy Donald
Saudara Dr Michael Teo
Saudara Granda Aing
Setiausaha Perhubungan Negeri
Setiausaha Wanita
Puan Ibi Uding
Ketua-Ketua Cabang dan Ranting (via email)


Date : 21st October 2009


Subject : Publication of Offensive Content On The Internet  Against Parti Keadilan Rakyat
________________________________________________________________


I am writing this letter in response to an alleged complaint by Puan Ibi Uding that I have been publishing content detrimental to PKR at www.linasoo.com which I am told, she claims is owned by me.
I wish to clarify that I am NOT the legal owner of www.linasoo.com. Even though the website carries the same name as mine, I wish to reiterate that I have nothing whatsoever to do with it. For your information there are three other citizens who possess the same name in spelling, but not IC number, on their identity cards - one from Ipoh, one from Sarikei and also one other person from Kuching. I have also lodged a police report at Batu Kawa Police Station on 25 July 2009 ref: BT Kawa/002336/09 to put on record that I disclaim all responsibilities for any words or images published on www.linasoo.com

In Malaysia, we are protected by Section 211 of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 which states that no content service provider, or other person using a content application service shall provide content which is indecent, obscene, false, menacing or offensive in character with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any person. The offender is liable to a fine not exceeding RM50,000 or imprisonment not exceeding one year or both, and a further fine of RM1,000 for each day during which the offence is continued after conviction.
The ownership of a website can be verified by visiting www.whois.net which records the name of the registrant, address and contact details of the owner. Only the owner of the website has access to, and control over the domain name with a unique password known only to the registrant owner. (Hence, I have no control over someone else' property in cyberspace).
No blogger or PKR party member, in his or her right mind would publish anything offensive to PKR, party members and leaders using his or her own real name. This could be, the work of mischievous blogger(s) to create hostility and enmity amongst PKR party members, and we should be intelligent enough not to fall for it so easily. Having said that, suffice to say that me and my friends do not care to visit www.linasoo.com to know what is posted up there.
Frame-ups, trumped-up charges and miscarriage of justice have been the mainstay for the cause of our party struggle. Even top party leaders have not been spared.
I would advise Puan Ibi Uding to take the following steps:
1. Check the registration data on www.whois.net which gives the name
of owner, address and telephone contact
2. Make a police report of her grievances against the perpetrator
3. Lodge a complaint to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission for investigation.
In fact I insist, Puan Ibi as responsible party leader, undertake the correct procedure to find out the truth.
Incidentally I am pleased to invite party members to visit my blog www.linasoosarawak.com, registered and truly owned by me.
Please do not to hesitate to contact me at 013-8164219 for further clarification if necessary.
Lastly, the wise leadership of our party leaders is sought in viewing this matter.

Thank you.

Lina Soo


PKR Party Member (Ranting N13 Batu Kawa)
 
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Kit Siang says Pakatan Rakyat losing public confidence

Sunday, 25 October 2009 20:09



KUALA LUMPUR - Veteran lawmaker Lim KIt Siang warned Sunday the opposition alliance was suffering from a "bout of loss of public confidence" after it enjoyed unprecedented success in national polls last year.
The Pakatan Rakyat alliance seized control of a third of seats in parliament in the 2008 elections, dealing the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition its worst results in the half-century it has governed Malaysia.
However, the three parties in the unlikely opposition alliance - the conservative Islamic party PAS, the liberal Democratic Action Party (DAP) and multi-racial Keadilan - have each been hit by infighting since.
Lim Kit Siang, the DAP supremo, urged the alliance to "impose discipline among their leaders" to protect the opposition's image, especially after its defeat in a by-election earlier this month.

"Pakatan Rakyat had been suffering a prolonged and unceasing bout of loss of public confidence... to convince the Malaysian electorate in its credibility, cohesion, integrity and common sense of purpose," he said in a statement.
Lim cited BN's recent Bagan Pinang by-election victory as an example, saying the opposition "cannot take the setback lightly and must not be in denial about its weaknesses and faults".

Trouble brewing in PAS, PKR

BN had lost seven out of eight special votes held since 2008 polls but it ended the opposition winning streak with a thumping victory in the latest vote, although it was criticised for fielding a popular but graft-tainted candidate.
The main Islamic party PAS is dogged by infighting after its spiritual leader Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat called for a special party vote to remove several top party leaders he described as "problematic".
Nik Abdul Aziz, a highly respected figure in PAS, made the proposal over his unhappiness that some of the party leaders were keen on pursuing a pact with Umno, the largest party in ruling BN.
The Keadilan party was also divided after Zaid Ibrahim, a former cabinet minister who quit last September and later joined Keadilan, recently announced his plan to go on a six-month leave from the party.
Zaid reportedly said he did not want to be "distracted by any internal party politics", fuelling speculation on the growing discord within Keadilan, led by former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim. - AFP

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Iban detained over anti-logging blockade in Kapit



KAPIT - Malaysian police said Saturday they had arrested a native leader who set up roadblocks in Borneo to stop a logging firm from encroaching on their ancestral land.

Ondie Jugah, 55, from the Iban indigenous group, was among a group of 10 people who have mounted a blockade since early this week in the interior of eastern Sarawak state, on Borneo island.
Police said Ondie was detained late Friday after he refused to remove the blockade, following complaints filed by the logging company.
"We directed him to open up the road but he refused, so we have to take him back to facilitate investigation," a senior police official from the local Kapit district, who did not want to be named, told AFP.
Police said Ondie was expected to be released later Saturday after questioning.
Ondie's son, Anthony, urged the police to release his father, saying they were merely protecting their home.
"They (the logging company) want to destroy our land and did not want to compensate us," the 29-year-old told AFP.

A form of 'harassment'

Nicholas Mujah, secretary general of indigenous rights group Sarawak Dayak Iban Association, condemned the arrest as a form of "harassment" of the vulnerable group and demanded the authorities respect native land rights.
The native Iban people are the largest indigenous group in Sarawak, making up almost half of the state's two million population. Other indigenous groups include Kenyah, Kayan and about 10,000 Penan people.
The Penan, some of whom are nomadic hunter-gatherers, have complained that their way of life is under threat from extensive logging of their traditional hunting grounds, as well as the spread of palm oil and timber plantations. - AFP

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12 Most Evil Persons In Malaysia- A Survey By SeaChange Malaysia

From Srawak Talk.

Who are the most evil and corrupt men and women in Malaysia? Here is a listing of the Dirty Dozen. Besides the top dog, the list includes his dark knights, from the Attorney-General to the Chief Justice, judges, the head of ACA, the Election Commission chief and inspector-general of the police force.

1. Mahathir Mohamed


The Father of Corruption/Usurper of Democracy

He had practically destroyed all the institutions of democracy in Malaysia. Corruption and cronyism flourished under his rule to an extent never before seen. Like a leader who corrupted all those under him, most of the people holding high office in the country were corrupt and beholden to him. Slowly but surely Mahathir's rule of corruption, cronyism and public-milking privatization had lowered the standard of living in Malaysia and making life harder for the ordinary citizen who would have to pay the ever increasing corruption tax. He is undoubtedly number one in our countdown as the most despicable man in Malaysia even though he has retired.

2. Daim Zainuddin


A rapacious robber baron whose greed is boundless.

His low profile belied the immense power he wielded in his hands as the former finance minister under Mahathir and he had used his power to amass fabulous wealth. A brazen attempt to force merge the country's banks to increase his share of banking assets to dangerous levels was aborted only because Umno needed Chinese votes to win the elections. However, billions of ringgit in frozen Clob shares fell prey to his greed when badly treated foreign investors had to pay him a cut to get their shares released. His economic plunder helped to keep the Mahathir regime in power and fueled the money politics that the party machinery was running on.

3. Mohtar Abdullah


A legal thug best describes this totally repulsive man.

For sheer gusto in carrying out Mahathir's nefarious designs, Mohtar Abdullah had no equal. He turned the office of the A-G into a dictator's tool of oppression to drag to court perceived political critics and enemies. With the Chief Justice to select the proper judge to hear the case, he just couldn`t lose. Lim Guan Eng felt the brunt of his legal thuggery for merely criticizing his non-action over the statutory rape of a schoolgirl by powerful politician Rahim Thamby Chik. This evil man was not above fabricating evidence to secure convictions when real evidence was hard to come by in cases where innocent people were dragged to court. He has since died. Will his soul rest in peace?

4. Eusoff Chin


He sat on the bench to ensure its subservience to Mahathir

When the country's Chief Justice is corrupt what can you expect of the judicial system? Eusoff Chin had been photographed holidaying in New Zealand with highly successful lawyer V.K. Lingam who had never lost a case in Eusoff Chin's court. Eusoff' was used by Mahathir to select suitable judges to hear important cases and to lean on judges to deliver the 'correct' judgement. Any judge whose judgement displeased Eusoff was bound to find himself packing for a posting in a backwater place and his career immediately stunted. Under this shady perverter of justice, the judiciary had won a smelly reputation locally and abroad as being thoroughly compliant to the executive.

5. Kadir Jasin


His newspapers were the propaganda machine of the ruling party

As Group Managing Director of the New Straits Times Press and running dog of Mahathir, his role in corrupting minds was far-reaching indeed. This sycophantic editor who once called for foreign journalists to be arrested under ISA for reporting the truth tried to mould public opinion by hiding the excesses of the ruling party and heaping undeserved praise on corrupt leaders to keep them in power. The strategies used included biased opinion pieces, omission of all negative reporting of the establishment, public airing of unsubstantiated allegations against political opponents without right of reply, sycophantic adulation of the prime minister, reporting only the negative points of the opposition and playing them up, outright lying and filtering foreign viewpoints for the favourable comments only.

6. Augustine Paul


A monster judge rode roughshod over all principles of jurisprudence to convict Anwar.

Augustine Paul was handpicked to do a specific dirty job, that is to find Anwar Ibrahim guilty of some fanciful trumped-up charges. Anxious not to disappoint his political masters on his first important assignment, he proceeded to trample truth and justice in his courtroom in the crudest possible manner. He ran a banal kangaroo court which was so blatantly biased that it will forever shame the nation in the eyes of the world. The way that Paul bulldozed the flimsy prosecution's case through while suppressing material evidence from being aired speaks of a pure unadulterated evil. He held the future of the nation in his hands but he chose to sell his soul to the devil for a pittance. What a wrethched man!

7. Omar Mohammad

With a corrupt man at the helm, the last bastion of democracy fell to Mahathir

He was the Chairman of the Election Commission which is tasked with the job of conducting the general election every 5 years. When all checks and balances have been removed in the administration of the nation by a corrupt and abusive government, the general election is the last bastion of democracy and the final check and balance to a power hungry dictator.
This is in theory but the sad reality is that even the Election Commission had been corrupted by Mahathir. The 1999 election was anything but free and fair. A massive 650,000 newly registered voters who were generally perceived as critical of the government were not allowed to vote on the shaky premise that it took the EC a mind boggling nine months to register them. The EC also failed to correct the stirring of racial and religious fears by Barisan Nasional politicians to garner votes. It was simply subservient to Mahathir.

8. Ahmad Zaki Husin

An agency to flush out corruption or to clean the corrupt?

Ahmad Zaki was the Director-General of the Anti-Corruption Agency. Under Mahathir this body had become severely degraded and impotent in the eyes of the public as a blindfolded toothless tiger when going after the big fish was concerned. The ACA then and to date has frequently been abused as a weapon to investigate and pull down political opponents apart from not initiating cases of corruption in high places.
The ACA's most celebrated failure was its inability to conclude investigations into the Perwaja Steel case and bring charges against Tan Sri Eric Chia who lost frightening billions of rinngit for the steel giant under suspicious circumstances. This is despite a devastating auditor's report which detailed fraudulent financial transactions with dummy companies. It also sank into a listless stupor over Anwar's four police reports with documented evidence against political bigwigs. On the other hand, the ACA suddenly sprang to life over Datuk Murad's unsubstantiated allegations of billions in Anwar's 'master accounts' although it had managed to dig up nothing.
The ordinary citizen pays the price of big time corruption in higher prices of utilities and goods and the wastage of public funds.

9. Ling Liong Sik


He is the epitome of a village headman bought over with money and whisky to keep the natives in line. Simply a disgrace to the Chinese community.

This political hack and lackey was only interested in maintaining the status quo while he went about the serious business of gathering wealth. And what an embarrassment of riches it has been with his son coming from nowhere to be an instant multi-millionaire at the age of 27. On issues affecting the Chinese, you will not find this timorous leader speaking out whether it was the Nipah virus devastating the pig industry, non-acceptance of Chinese High School Certificates or criticism of too many Chinese movies in Astro. In fact, he was ready and willing to accept erosion in Chinese rights to maintain his personal position. A fine example being his declaration that TAR college would not be upgraded to university status. It must be a bitter irony to the Chinese that this bogus leader who claims to represent them was always elected from a Malay dominated electorate. Subsequent leaders too within the MCA have always stood in rural majority Malay heartland constituencies riding on the BN banner and yet unashamedly claim to represent the Chinese. What a farce!

10. Samy Vellu


Architect of the MAIKA Telecom shares scandal,
 Samy Vellu proves that corruption pays in Malaysia, so does crime.

After 28 years of Samy Vellu at the helm of the MIC, Indians continued to remain economically backward and left behind in Malaysia's economic growth. Trapped in a vicious cycle of poverty, they have no financial, commercial or industrialized structure, marginalised in every economic field and in danger of becoming an underclass. His shinning achievement was the extension of Kamunting Berhad's concession to collect toll at Jalan Kuching despite expiry of the concessionery period and the company having recouped many times its original investment. And let's not forget Samy Vellu's role in hijacking MAIKA's Telecom shares to three unknown companies controlled by his proxy in 1990 thus depriving the agency entrusted with uplifting the economic well being of the Indians of an estimated RM70 million in profits.

11. Rahim Noor


The Chief of Police turned out to be a lawless thug but he beat one prisoner too many

Rahim Noor was the Inspector-General of Police serving Mahathir faithfully by misusing the police force until he was forced to resign after beating up former deputy prime minister, Anwar Ibrahim, in prison. After shaming the police force and the nation he did not resign until his repulsive action was about to be exposed by a Royal Commission of Inquiry. Under him the police were high handed and oppressive, sometimes summarily executing criminals and beating up people in detention to the point of death. The Special Branch was in charge of fabricating evidence from the dungeons of their confession factory with Muslim intellectual Munawar Anees as their most famous guest. Throughout Munawar's affidavit we were given a horrifying glimpse of torture Malaysian style.

12. Ummi Hafilda Ali


She plays a virgin in the light but needs no urging in the night

Disowned by her family and revealed as a scheming, manipulative, evil woman, she was the ideal person to
be used by corrupt politicians in their conspiracy to destroy Anwar. Totally without conscience, she was a cesspool of immorality which made her the darling of like-minded Umno politicians. She is nothing more than a modern day Delilah.
So here we have a rogue's gallery of the worse that Malaysia can produce. Working in co-operation with each other under the tyrant, they ensured that Mahathir, his family and his cronies continued the feast of corruption, cronyism and nepotism at the expense of ordinary Malaysians. 'He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.' Proverbs 28:13.

Next episode I am going to include the 10 most evil people in Sarawak. So keep tune for my next posting.

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Breaking News-Tabling of Malaysia 2010 Budget


Prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak - with Secretary General of Finance Tan Sri Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Abdullah, Finance Minister II Datuk Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah, Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Chow Chee Heung and Datuk Awang Adek Hussein - is ready with his briefcase containing the Budget 2010 speech outside the Finance Ministry's Office in Putrajaya Friday.

KUALA LUMPUR, Fri: Following are the highlights of the 2010 Budget, themed "1Malaysia, Together We Prosper":


1. An allocation of RM191.5 billion, consisting of RM138.3 billion or 72.2 per cent (operating expenditure) and RM53.2 billion or 27.8 per cent (development expenditure).
2. Special payment of RM500 in December 2009 to civil servants from Grade 41 to Grade 54 or its equivalent as well as those on mandatory retirement.
3. Enhancement of tax incentives for healthcare service providers who offer services to foreign health tourists. Income tax exemption of 50 per cent on the value of increased exports will be increased to 100 per cent.
4. Individual taxpayers will be given tax relief on broadband subscription fee up to RM500 a year from 2010 to 2012.
5. Civil servants are eligible to apply for computer loans once in every three years as compared to once in every five years now.
6. Subsidies, incentives and assistance amounting to almost RM2 billion to safeguard the interest of farmers and fishermen.
7. An allocation of RM9 billion to finance infrastructure projects, including construction of roads and bridges, water supply, sewerage services, rail facilities, ports and sea services as well as airport projects.
8. An additional allocation of RM20 million for small-scale Malaysian-Indian entrepreneurs under the Tabung Kumpulan Usaha Niaga (Tekun), on top of the existing RM15-million allocation.
9. Establishing a RM200-million Creative Industry Fund to finance activities, such as film and drama productions, music, animation, advertisements and local content development. Establishing "Tabung Kebajikan Penggiat Seni" to ensure the welfare of artistes.
10. An allocation of RM20 million for 20 schools to be identified as High Performance Schools (SBT) in 2010.
11. Awarding national scholarships to 30 "creme de la creme" students strictly based on merit. These scholarship recipients will further their education in world-renowned universities.
12. Converting the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loans to scholarships for students who graduate with first class honours degrees or equivalent beginning 2010.
13. Providing a 50 per cent discount on fares for long-distance services of Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) to students aged 13 and above beginning Jan 1, 2010.
14. Offering a netbook package, including free broadband service, to 100,000 local university students for a start for RM50 per month for two years, effective Jan 1, 2010.
15. An allocation of RM100 million for the PERMATA Programme to implement various programmes which emphasise early childcare and education in an integrated and organised manner.
16. Micro insurance and Takaful coverage for small-scale businessmen which will benefit from coverage ranging from RM10,000 to RM20,000 with premium as low as RM20 per month.
17. Establishment of 14 Special Corruption Sessions Courts and four Special Corruption Appeal High Courts.
18. Imposing RM50 service tax on each principal credit card and charge card, including those issued free of charge, and a service tax of RM25 a year on each supplementary card effective Jan 1, 2010.
19. All ministries and government departments are required to provide day care and education centres for children. For this, an allocation of RNM200,000 will be made available for every ministry and government department to establish day care centres.
20. Reduction of the maximum individual income tax rate from 27 percent to 26 percent, effective from the year of assessment 2010.
21. Personal relief for individual tax payers to increase from RM8,000 to RM9,000 effective from the year of assessment 2010. This means that each individual tax payer will enjoy an increase of RM1,000 in disposable income.
22. About 50,000 hardcore poor households registered with eKasih and 4,000 Orang Asli households will be given assistance to achieve the target of zero hardcore poverty in 2010. An allocation of RM41 million will be provided to improve the income and quality of life of the Orang Asli community.
23. An allocation of RM48 million to implement urban poverty eradication programmes, including welfare assistance and house rental payments. The Ministry of Federal Territories shall now be known as the Ministry of Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing.


PM Najib Tabling the Budget 2010 In Parliament - 23 Oct 2009
24. The National Housing Department to provide 74,000 low-cost houses to be rented in 2010.

25. EPF to launch a scheme that enables contributors to utilise current and future savings in Account 2 to enable them to obtain higher financing to buy higher value or additional houses.
26. An allocation of RM224 million to the disabled for the implementation of the Rehabilitation In The Community Programme and an allocation of RM174 million for senior citizens, including assistance as well as the construction and upgrading of two Rumah Seri Kenangan.
27. Increasing the allowance rate from RM50 to RM150 a month for every disabled child enrolled in NGO-organised special schools effective Jan 1, 2010.
28. Establishment of 1Malaysia Retirement Scheme for the self-employed, such as taxi drivers, hawkers, farmers and fishermen, to be administered by the EPF.
29. Effective immediately, employees' EPF contribution will revert to 11 per cent on a voluntary basis.
30. Construction of 510 km of rural roads and 316 km of village roads with an allocation of RM857 million, including roads to be constructed in Kapit, Lawas and Simunjan in Sarawak as well as Kinabatangan, Kota Belud and Keningau in Sabah. -- BERNAMA

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Auditor General Report On Sarawak Poor Forest Management Awang Tengah In Denial


Awang Tengah in Denial!

Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hassan yesterday disputed the report by Auditor General Office pertaining to the mismanagement of the forest in the state. According to the Auditor-General's Report of 2008, poor management of forests has led to river pollution, erosion, landslides and destruction of flora and fauna in Kelantan, Pahang, Johor and Sarawak, .

Awang Tengah dispute the report by saying that AG was not qualified to make such report as they were not expertised in Forest Management. He further added that AG only can make a report on accounting and not on forest management.
This is the type of leader that Sarawak can produce, always in denial. The AG report was made based on the audit conducted nationwide. The report to me does make sense. Look at what happened to batang Rejang. The river is getting murky and last year 1000 of fishes were found floated and dead. And the investigation done by NREB found that  the fishes were dead due to the polluted Rejang River as a result of uncontrolled logging upstream.
To Awang Tengah, Please get rid of your denial syndrome and start working to rectify the weakness highlighted by the AG office.
To the AG Office, Congratulations!
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The Construction Of Batang Seterap Bridge - Snowdan Lawan Needs to Explain to the People Of Pantu the Progress of the Project


26th April 2009 - Snowdan Lawan made An announcement on the Construction of the bridge Crossing Batang Seterap. What happened to the Project ?

On 26 April 2009 during the closing of Pesta Tapah Pantu, Snowdan Lawan the Assemblyman for N25 Balai Ringin made an announcement to The 10,000 people of Pantu that a long-awaited bridge over Batang Seterap, which would connect Pantu to several villages across the river, is expected to be built this year.
The said assemblyman was reported saying that the allocation of RM19.5 million had been approved :-
“For the people of Pantu, after waiting so long since the bridge project was proposed, discussed and raised at the Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) sitting, I am pleased to announce that the government, out of its concern and commitment towards rural infrastructure development, has approved the project.The tender for the project should be open in the middle of this year and the bridge is expected to be completed next year,” he said.
But today, after more than 7 month the announcement was made, my personal visit to Pengkalan Pantu, I did not see that the construction is going to start within this year or near future. What happened to the project? Was it just a rethoric to merrier the closing ceremony of Pesta Tapah ?
Snowdan Lawan need to explain to the 10,000 people of pantu or risk losing their supports.

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

YB Dominique Ng and Not Baru Bian Should Head PKR Sarawak!

Thursday,22nd October 2009.

"Baru Bian as Sarawak PKR Chief. Will he Get the Support from the Iban ? Is he more qualify than Dominique Ng"

Joseph Tawie of the Broken Shield reported in Malaysian Mirror this morning that a reliable source has said that Baru Bian a prominent native customary rights (NCR) land lawyer will be appointed as head of Sarawak PKR. According to Joseph, the official announcement from PKR on the appointment will be made on Sunday after a supreme council meeting of the party. Baru is also a council member .
Baru is from the Lum Bawan tribe a minority native which lives in the northern part of the State. Baru appointment will close the issue of state PKR being controlled by the outsiders or Peninsular Malaysia. But whether his appointment can strengthen the party will be another issue in which PKR Sarawak has to look carefully into. PKR Sarawak cannot become a strong party without the support of the Iban. Iban is a majority group in Sarawak and counts about 27% of Sarawak total population. But since the deregisteration of PBDS, without Datuk Daniel Tajem and Leo Monggie, Iban seem to be exhausted of  a charasmatic leader that can unite the Iban.
According to Joseph Tawie,  Baru’s appointment is hope to bring more professionals and the hardcore members of the deregistered Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS) who have remained partyless to join the party. But personally I felt that PKR is making a wrong move if it decided to appoint Baru  as it head in Sarawak. The move will  distablised the party. Iban will split into two, one remains with PKR whereas another group will follow Gabriel Adit.

The most qualified person to lead PKR Sarawak is YB Dominique Ng. The person who was responsible to bring PKR to Sarawak and the only PKR assemblyman in DUN Sarawak.

Therefore if PKR want to be remained stronger, someone not from the dayak community should be appointed. At this moment  and until the calibre and charasmatic Iban leader has been groomed to lead the party, Dominique Ng the only PKR State Assemblyman in Sarawak, should be appointed as its head in Sarawak.
PKR must think carefully before making any  decision on whom it would like to choose to lead  it sarawak branch as failure to do so, can cause a grave damage to the party in Sarawak.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Breaking News On Teoh Beng Hock Inquest-Thai expert says Teoh’s death ‘80pc’ homicide

By Debra Chong
Malaysian Insider


KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — Thai pathologist Dr Pornthip Rojanasunand told the coroner’s court this morning that there was an 80 per cent probability that Teoh Beng Hock’s death was homicide and not suicide, and suggested that some of his injuries were sustained before his fatal fall.
Under questioning from Selangor state lawyer, Malik Imtiaz Sarwar, Dr Pornthip testified that the political aide was indeed alive when he hit the ground but added that he was unconscious, judging from the lack of injuries to his wrists and ankles.
She explained that if he were still conscious when he fell, there would have been “reaction wounds” to show he had instinctively tried to stop from hitting the ground. She said that Teoh’s injuries showed he could have been strangled and that he sustained anal penetration before he fell to his death on July 16.
Dr Pornthip added that Teoh could have passed out as a result of the strangulation or from the pain from injuries to his anal region.
She told the court that the likelihood that Teoh had committed suicide — the theory previously put forward by the two pathologists who examined Teoh’s body after death — was only 20 per cent.
The stunning testimony made by the forensic expert, who gained international prominence from her work in identifying the 2004 Asian tsunami victims and more recently in the death of Hollywood star David Carradine, appeared to suggest Teoh was assaulted before his death.
Using a graphics presentation, the 54-year-old who has carried out over 10,000 autopsies over the last 27 years, told the court that not all the injuries sustained by Teoh were consistent with those caused by a fall.
The anal tear, which she described as a “penetrating injury”, appeared to have happened before he fell.
Dr Pornthip noted that the tear measured 6cm-wide by 2cm-long.
She rejected the idea that the anus was penetrated by a bone fragment, which had been put forward by local pathologist, Dr Khairul Aznam Ibrahim from the Hospital Tengku Rahimah Ampuan in Klang.

She reasoned that if that had happened, the force would have punctured the area opposite its entry and not as what was shown in the autopsy photos taken.
She suggested that they were caused by an object inserted into Teoh’s anus from a bottom-up direction, which she indicated with a blue arrow on a picture slide projected on a white screen in the darkened courtroom this morning.
“This kind of injury, I’ve not seen in cases of fall from height,” the director-general of Thailand’s Central Institute of Forensic Science (CIFS) said.
However, she could not say what the object was.
She also said that the depth of the tear was not measured or mentioned in the autopsy report.
Dr Khairul had jointly written the autopsy report with Indian pathologist Dr Prashant Naresh Samberkar who is currently based at the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre in Kuala Lumpur.
Several stripes on Teoh’s upper thighs, just below the buttocks were also pointed out as inconsistent with injuries caused by a fall.
Dr Pornthip suggested the horizontal lines were the result of a beating with a stick.
She added that if she had carried out the autopsy on Teoh, she would have cut open the thighs just under the skin to check for internal bleeding in order to confirm her theory.
She also pointed out several “round” bruises on Teoh’s neck, which could mean “manual strangulation” by fingers.
Her lengthy explanation on Teoh’s neck injuries was peppered with graphic references to her own case studies of strangulation victims.
The skull fracture on Teoh’s head, she said, was not typical of an injury from a fall, but more compatible with the result of blunt force applied directly to the skull.
“I found contusion on fracture line, so the fracture could be caused by blunt force injury directly on skull,” she said, explaining why she disagreed with Dr Khairul’s and Dr Prashant’s theory.
The two doctors who performed Teoh’s autopsy had previously put forward the idea that the head injury may have been caused by the momentum of the landing.
“For transfer of force, (you) only find ring fracture at base of the skull along (the) spinal column, not a linear fracture and not a cervical spine fracture,” she added.
She said that her assessment was based on Teoh’s autopsy report, the photographs of his injuries and from snapshots taken at the site where his body was found.
Dr Pornthip who had earlier suggested that Teoh may have been dragged before he plunged to his death told the coroner’s court after lunch break that she no longer held the view.
In her testimony earlier, she had contradicted Dr Prashant’s idea that it was caused by the impact on the ground.
She explained that she had been allowed to view the original pictures of the shoe, which are of a better quality than the copies she had been provided, and confirmed that the marks on the sole were indeed caused by the impact when Teoh landed on the hard and rough ground feet first.
She told the court she would like to carry out her own autopsy on Teoh, but magistrate Azmil Muntapha Abas who is acting as coroner in the inquest, indicated that it may be too late to do so at this stage.
Dr Pornthip had also previously sent two assistants to join the court to survey where Teoh’s body was found on a 5th-floor landing outside the offices of the Selangor branch of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in Plaza Masalam here.
Teoh, who was the political secretary to a DAP state executive councillor, had been questioned overnight on July 15 to help an ongoing investigation into claims his boss had misused state funds.
Dr Pornthip was engaged as an expert witness by the Selangor state government. She had been among the first names suggested to carry out a joint autopsy on Teoh, but was rejected by his family whose reasons remain unknown. Earlier, she told the court that she had conducted over 10,000 autopsies in her career, of which more than 100 dealt with fatal falls from high places. She estimated Teoh to have died between 6am and 8am on July 16

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