Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Think carefully Before Amending Article 161a

By All Means...We Will Preserve Article 161A

Since last week so much has been discussed about article 161a of the Federal constitution which touch on the defination of native of Sarawak. It was started when Marina a student of SMK Simanggang whose father was Iban and mother a Chinese failed to continue her study in Matriculation and UiTM . Her plight was highlighted in the local newspaper and one of a popular portal, the  Malaysian Mirror.

Article 161a(6) The Native of Sarawak

In this Article "native" means-

(a) in relation. to Sarawak, a person who is a citizen and either belongs to one of the races specified in Clause (7) as indigenous to the State or is of mixed blood deriving exclusively from those races; and
(b) The races to be treated for the purposes of the definition of "native" in Clause (6) as indigenous to Sarawak are the Bukitans, Bisayahs, Dusuns, Sea Dayaks, Land Dayaks, Kadayans, Kalabit, Kayans, Kenyags (Including Sabups and Sipengs), Kajangs (including Sekapans,. Kejamans, Lahanans, Punans, Tanjongs dan Kanowits), Lugats, Lisums, Malays, Melanos, Muruts, Penans, Sians, Tagals, Tabuns and Ukits.

Based on the above defination, a person only can be categorised as native if  both of the parents are from the indigenous as describe in paragraph (b) above.

Marina is not a Native

Based on the defination of the native above, the Ministry of Higher learning was correct in rejecting Marina application for enrolment to Matriculation program and UiTM as she was not a bumiputera or native. The Ministers should not blame the officer that rejected her application.

Articles 161A means to protect the native

Article 161A, just like the 18 Points Agreement for Sarawak in the formation of Malaysia, its main purpose is to protect the native from losing their identities and the  rights/privileges which the native entitles to as provided by article 153 of the Federal Constitution. If we look at the Federal Constitution, our past leaders were far more farsighted and intelligent than our current leaders. Compared to the later, our current leaders only know how to betray us. One example is how they supported  Tok Uban and his cronies to amend the land Code  , and the abolishment of the word Sea Dayak/Land Dayak from Sarawak constituition. And because of their stupidity, I am not surprised that one day we, the Iban and Bidayuh will lose our previlieges as a native of the Malaysian Federation.

Sarawak Ministers Not Aware About Article 161A.

Most of the assemblymen and ministers from Sarawak, based on their response to Marina problem were not awared about Article 161A. The native ministers and Assemblymen, whose children are affected by the article 161A  are Joseph Salang, James Jemut Masing, Harden Hollis, Taib Mahmud and many more. Joseph Salang according to the newspaper report this morning, had indicated that he will write a letter to Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Muhyiddin Yassin to amend article 161A immediately. You see how selfish this Deputy Minister was?

Lesson Learned.....Please preserve Article 161A

As Conclusion DO NOT AMEND ARTICLE 161A to Protect the Native

Marina and the rest of the children from the  mixed marriages between the native and non-indigenous of Sarawak should acted  as a point lesson for the native of Sarawak. Most of the educated natives nowadays prefer to marry a non-native, especially the  "white girl" and also the Chinese. Without article 161A, we will definitely lose our identity , and the most  dangerous thing  the native will be manipulated by the people mentioned above.
To the dayak leaders who had shown their concerns on article 161A, should now concenrate  on  more important matters that affected the dayak such as the NCR land, the equal treatment/development between west Malaysian Malay and the native and so on.
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MP faces eight charges of corruption

Tuesday, 03 November 2009 11:14

SHAH ALAM - Sabak Bernam MP Abdul Rahman Bakri faces eight charges of corruption. He was among six politicians nabbed by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission for alleged graft.

Abdul Rahman pleaded not guilty to the eight counts of making claims for events that never took place.
His assistant, Rosli Busro, was also charged with abetting his superior on the same eight charges.
Meanwhile, Yap Soo Sun, former Teratai assemblyman, was charged with seven counts under section 11 (c) of the Anti-Corruption Act 1997 of making claims for events that never took place in four different locations.
Yap’s assistant, Mohd Firdaus Abdul, was also slapped with seven charges of conspiring with his boss in making false claims for community events that never took place.
Also in court was Wong Chuan How (pic, top right), an aide to Selangor executive councillor Ronnie Liu, who was charged with two counts of misappropriating funds.
In the docks as part of the anti-graft crackdown was also Yahaya Saari (pic, bottom right), a former aide to Selangor Mentri Besar Khalid Ibrahim.
Yahya was charged with misleading Kumpulan Darul Ehsan Bhd chairman Abdul Karim Munisar into giving him RM50,000 to organise an event to celebrate Pakatan Rakyat’s 100 days in office.
He was also charged with using fake documents to open a bank account for Parti Keadilan Rakyat.

Supporters gather outside courthouse

A crowd of about 100 people – supporters from both sides of the political divide – gathered outside the court. Abdul Rahman’s counsel Salehuddin Saidin pleaded the court for a low bail, saying it would ease the burden for his client. He asked for RM8,000 to be set as bail for all eight charges.
The court set bail at RM30,000 and fixed Dec 14 for mention
Rosli pleaded not guilty. Bail was set at RM9,000 in one surety. His trial is set for April 26 to May 7 next year.
Yap pleaded not guilty to the seven charges against him.
Bail was set at RM25,000 with one surety while his trial has been set from May 3 to May 7.
Mohd Firdaus also pleaded not guilty. The set bail at RM8,000 for Mohd Firdaus with one surety.
Wong claimed trial to misappropriating RM2,500 and RM5,000.
The court fixed bail at RM5, 000 and set March 29 to April 2 for the case to be heard.

Counsel asked for lower bail

Counsel Salim Bashir requested the court to impose a lower bail as the accused was middle-aged and had health problems.
He added Wong did not receive any remuneration for working for Liu and only received payment for his appointment as a Sepang municipal councillor.
Yahaya claimed trial to the two charges of misleading Abdul Karim into giving him RM50,000 for a planned Pakatan celebration and using fake documents to open a bank account for PKR.    
The court fixed bail at RM10,000 and set the trial from April 19 to 23

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