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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Poor Turn-Out In GAS Protest Today

Kuala Lumpur
Sunday, 30th May 2010


Mugillan Blames Last Minute Change of Venue for  Poor Turn-Out in the Protest

The Gerakan Anti-Samy Vellu (GAS) today suffered a major setback, with a poor turnout at its gathering that is likely to give the beleaguered MIC president a major boost in quelling the party revolt against him.
Organisers of today’s gathering, held at the Mines Convention Centre in Seri Kembangan here, blamed the poor turnout of fewer than 3,000 on the eleventh hour venue change.
Today’s protest was to have been held at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) but was switched to the Mines after the PWTC management cancelled the original booking, causing confusion among potential protesters, said organiser V. Mugilan.
Although Mugilan had expected 15,000 people to turn up, the attendees filled up less than half of the cavernous hall when the protest session started at 2.15pm.
The poor showing will give ammunition to Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu to discredit the rebels gathered under the GAS movement.
However, few of those present today were MIC members. Many in attendance were former MIC members now in the Makkal Sakthi and IPF movements.
Mugilan had said he would dismantle the GAS movement if the turnout was poor.

Samy will find new fodder in the low turnout at the GAS gathering.

He also reportedly said that if the response to GAS was poor, it could only mean that the party wanted Samy Vellu to be president for life.
Former IPF secretary K. Panjamoorthy also blamed the venue switch for the poor turnout.
“You can’t get here if you don’t have a car,” he said.
Organisers also blamed alleged attempts by their opponents to “buy” party members.
Former IPF youth leader V. Veera, however, said the reason for the poor turnout was ennui among Indians.
“They think whatever they do, Samy vellu will continue in power,” he said.
“Umno is partly to be blamed for this situation,” he said. “They always supported Samy and defended him. They did not see the poor suffering Indian people behind Samu Vellu,”
Veera added that “Umno’s eyes are open now but the people need time to overcome their pessimism.”
Mugilan, however, said the event was only a first step for the Indian community in the country.
Among those present today was P. Chittakalla Vasu, who was recently charged with cheating the MIC’s education arm MIED to the tune of RM4 million.
Samy Vellu has so far sacked MIC Central Working Committee (CWC) members KP Samy, G. Kumar Aamaan and former Petaling Jaya MIC Division Chief V. Subramaniam or Bharat Maniam.

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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Bomb And Shooting Attack Of two Mosques in Pakistan Atleast 80 Ahmadi's Muslims Killed

Islamabad, Pakistan
Saturday, 29th May 2010

 Attacks with bombs and firearms in Pakistan, targeting houses of worship for a persecuted religious minority, killed at least 80 people Friday, a senior government official said, CNN reported and published on it's website.

The strikes took place at two mosques in Lahore belonging to the Ahmadi religious group, police and rescue officials said.

At the Baitul Noor place of worship in the Model Town region, two attackers on motorbikes fired at the entrance of the building and tossed hand grenades, a rescue official told CNN. Police said one of the attackers was critically injured. The other, clad in a suicide jacket, was detained.

At a mosque in the Garhi Shahu neighborhood, one witness told CNN he saw two attackers armed with AK-47s, and another witness said he saw at least four gunmen. Sajjad Bhutta, the senior official, said the heads of three suicide bombers were discovered there.

Bhutta said more than 70 people were injured in the violence.

Ahmadis regard themselves as Muslim. But the government says they aren't, and many Muslim extremists have targeted them. Sunni and Shiite Muslims do not regard followers of the religion as Muslims because they do not regard Mohammed as the last prophet sent by God.

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, a non-governmental organization, deplored the attacks and said it has warned the Punjab provincial government about threats to the Ahmadi community center in Model Town for more than a year. Lahore is the capital of Punjab province.
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"An HRCP delegation had held meetings with Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif to apprise him of the situation and had demanded enhanced security measures to protect the vulnerable minority and its worship places. HRCP is of the view that though the Punjab government apparently took some steps to bolster the security ... they were not enough to face the well-coordinated and well-planned terrorist attack as witnessed on Friday," it said.

It urged the government "to provide foolproof security and protection to the Ahmadi community."

The movement was founded in 1889. Its followers believe that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-1908) was sent by God as a prophet "to end religious wars, condemn bloodshed and reinstitute morality, justice and peace," the worldwide Ahmadi group says.

The group, which is thought to number between 3 million and 4 million people in the country, endures "the most severe legal restrictions and officially sanctioned discrimination" among Pakistan's religious minorities, according to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

The religious freedom commission, an independent, bipartisan U.S. government body, said in its latest annual report that "Ahmadis may not call their places of worship 'mosques,' worship in non-Ahmadi mosques or public prayer rooms which are otherwise open to all Muslims, perform the Muslim call to prayer, use the traditional Islamic greeting in public, publicly quote from the Koran, or display the basic affirmation of the Muslim faith."

The agency says it's illegal for the group to preach publicly, pursue converts or pass out religious material, and adherents are restricted from holding public conferences and traveling to Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage.

While the greatest number of its followers are in Pakistan and India, it has a presence in many European countries, such as Britain, where the religion's fifth and current spiritual head, Mirza Masroor Ahmad, resides.

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Revisited Malaysian Big Spender in NY Taek Jho Low

Kuching
Saturday, 29th May 2010


Yesterday, one of the item proposed by  the head of  pemuda PKR (AMK) Shamsul Iskandar Mat Akin was to investigate in details Taek Jho Low , a Malaysian big spender night goers who was reported by the newspapers in USA  in November 2009 for possible linking with Rosmah or one of Prime Minister Najib's son.
Some of us might have not read the report, so today I am republished the article here for everyone reading pleasure.

Article  By New York Post Dated November 8th 2009.

A fleet of black Cadillac Escalades hums outside Chelsea hot spot Avenue -- the A-list watering hole of such celebrities as Justin Timberlake and Lindsay Lohan.
As the car doors open, a dozen men emerge and a bouncer whisks them over the club's threshold, past a group of shivering models behind the velvet rope.
"Who is it?" one of them wonders out loud. "Is it P. Diddy?"
But the man at the center of the entourage isn't a celebrity. He isn't even a mogul. He's Taek Jho Low, a 20-something Wharton grad from Malaysia who has burned through hundreds of thousands of dollars at the city's hottest nightspots in the last three months -- and shows no signs of stopping.
The nightlife scene is abuzz with tales of this international man of mystery -- who goes by the name Jho Low and whose chubby, bespectacled appearance hardly meets the image of a wealthy gadabout.
In September, during Fashion Week, sources said, Low helped rack up a $160,000 bar tab at Avenue, including several $900 bottles of Cristal champagne.
One month later, Lindsay Lohan was belatedly celebrating her 23rd birthday at downtown drinking den 1OAK when 23 bottles of Cristal suddenly appeared. They were reportedly paid for by a "mystery Malaysian," who, sources claim, was Low.
At chic 27th Street hangout Pink Elephant, Low routinely spends $50,000 to $60,000, according to the club's owner, David Sarner. One night, at the Pink Elephant outpost in Southampton, Low enjoyed himself so much that he kept the revelry going -- all the way to Malaysia, Sarner said.
"He ended up flying eight of our [waitresses] to Malaysia for a party," he added.
Strangely, for a man attracting so much attention, very little is known about Low.
According to his official biography, he currently serves as a group adviser of several international corporations and was appointed to the board of UBG Berhad, a financial-services group in Kuala Lumpur, last year.
But when The Post interviewed Malaysian experts at such think tank as the Council on Foreign Relations, no one had ever heard of Low.
According to inside sources, Low lives at a $100,000-a-month apartment in the Park Imperial, on West 56th Street, home to James Bond actor Daniel Craig and Sean "P. Diddy" Combs -- and he won't go anywhere, not even on the elevator, without at least one bodyguard.
Some of Low's entourage of eight to 12 people also reside in two other apartments at the Park Imperial -- a $30,000-a-month pad and a 2,200-square-foot loft with Central Park views that costs $20,000 a month, according to real-estate investor Michael Hirtenstein, who used to live in the latter.

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Chong Chieng Jen Reminds Wong Soon Koh Don't Lie!

Kuching
Saturday, 29th May 2010

Sentosa State Assemblyman Chong Chieng Jen has hit out at Sibu SUPP chairman Wong Soon Koh for lying to the people in Sarawak.
SUPP chairman Wong Soon KohChong said Wong, who is the 2nd Finance Minister, should stop making excuses for their defeat in the Sibu by-election as BN had failed the people after 47 years.
It was obvious that SUPP is still clueless why BN lost the Sibu by-election, for they have clearly lost touch with the needs and interest of the voters, said Chong, who is also Kuching MP, in a press statement on Wednesday.
In his winding-up speech in the Sarawak State Assembly, Wong made a litany of "baseless and unbelievable accusations" against the DAP and made no attempt to understand the fact that the people of Sibu have had enough of the decades of abuse, cronyism and corruption by the BN state government.
Chong said Wong told the DUN that DAP is now extremely rich for they could fly over hundreds of campaigners to Sibu to assist in the Sibu by-election.

Money, media and machinery

“All DAP campaigners, be they Members of Parliament, state assemblymen or ordinary members, took care of their own expenses without burdening the party. . .and most of them stayed either with party members in Sibu or in low-budget hotels,” he pointed out.

“Unlike Barisan Nasional leaders, we do not fly first class, nor stay at 5-star hotels which are paid for by the federal or state government, under the pretext of carrying out their government duties, despite obviously campaigning for the SUPP candidate.” he added.

Chong said despite having nearly full control over the 3Ms - money, media and machinery - Wong has the cheek to accuse DAP of employing “dirty tactics” to win the Sibu by-election without producing any evidence of foul play while, on the other hand, BN handed out cash liberally to voters in order to entice votes.

Chong said Wong even accused DAP of intimidation tactics to scare voters from voting resulting in the very low turnout of 59.8%.

Power to intimidate

He said Chong "must be joking" as DAP has neither the ability or the power to intimidate, but are instead victims of intimidation and injustice as BN has full control over the Election Commission and the police force.

“What is worse is that Wong Soon Koh is basing his claim on a wrong piece of information provided by the EC that the turnout is only 59.8% when in actual fact, the EC has already corrected this figure to 70% voter turnout, which is higher than the last general elections in 2008,” he said.

He added that Wong should admitted that the BN's defeat in Sibu was caused by the ineffectiveness of SUPP in BN, the oppressive policies of BN and the rampant corruption, nepotism and cronyism of BN.

The denial syndrome that BN has failed the people of Sibu and Sarawak will only result in a bigger loss for BN come the next state elections in Sarawak, he cautioned.

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Najib Proposed Unpopular Subsidy Cuts Involving 12 Items

Kuala Lumpur
Friday, 28th May 2010

Several economists have lauded the Najib administration’s proposed wide-ranging subsidy cuts while warning that such a plan can only be sold to the public if accompanied by reforms in government spending.

Former Finance Ministry deputy secretary-general Tan Sri Dr Ramon Navaratnam said the public will not stand for subsidy cuts while alleged government corruption remains unresolved.

“Subsidy alone is not the issue. There is a big question of corruption... The public will not tolerate inefficiencies and poor productivity in government departments and ministries and slow service if, at the same time, they have to suffer from subsidy losses.”

Navaratnam, who is a past president of Transparency International Malaysia, pointed out there has to be a comprehensive review of the economy’s structure with a view to enhancing integrity, quality, productivity and fairness in the allocation of resources before the public will get behind the idea.

“Subsidies cannot be looked at in isolation. It’s too big to treat as an element... The NEP (New Economic Policy) has to take into account a review of the whole structure of the economy and not look the reduction of subsidies in a piecemeal manner,” he cautioned.

“It will be a big mistake if the subsidy issue is regarded in isolation of overall planning and management of economic policies and management.”

However, he stressed that it was important for subsidies to be phased out gradually to limit the impact of such cuts on lower income groups.

He said this was particularly true for “sensitive” food items like sugar and cooking oil, which he suggested could be phased out more gradually than within the proposed five-year period.

Navaratnam also suggested the government could use other instruments such as food stamps to help the poorest groups ride out short-term difficulties arising from the removal of subsidies.

Lee Heng Guie, chief economist for CIMB Investment Bank, also said spending reforms are needed if the government intends to manage public expectations.

“Tackling subsidy alone is not good enough... What we require is greater openness in the government expenditure programme including plugging leakages in expenditure,” he said.

“Expenditure leakages is a progressive problem that has an impact on the overall economy.”

He said the government has to be “holistic” in tackling debt and suggested the government implement a more broad-based consumption tax as part of revenue reform.

Lee also said law enforcement has to be strengthened to that ensure corrupt practices are stamped out.

“There must be enforcement and empowerment for the A-G (Attorney-General) to prosecute people who misappropriate resources,” he said, adding that at the moment many reports to the A-G were not followed up on.

RAM Holdings chief economist Dr Yeah Kim Leng said the subsidy cuts will only work if government implements them as part of comprehensive fiscal reforms to ensure efficient and effective government spending.

“[There will be] a substantial reduction in our outlay if the government can exercise more prudence and less wasteful... spending,” he said. “That has to be included as part of these subsidy reforms.”

Being the defender of the dayak/Iban, I am against any action by the BN government that will make us suffer. Cutting the subsidy will have an adverse effect to the Iban. Majority of the Iban in the longhouse are farmers whose are in the lower income group. I am therefore urge the Iban to punish BN government in the coming State Election and also the 13th GE.
He argued that if subsidy cuts were implemented outside of broader fiscal reforms a “big portion” of the public will believe the government administration had prioritised wrongly.

“You can achieve [savings through spending reform] without any adverse impact. Of course, there will be some impact in terms of vested interests... [but] public preference is to cut expenditure and then only reduce subsidies,” he said.

Yeah also said the task of reducing weight in government spending was difficult to budget for as it has to be part of an ongoing process to improve public sector governance.

“Politically, any reduction in subsidies or any moves to raise prices is always unpopular but you cannot stick to populist policies all the while without running the country down,” he added.

“It’s easy to spend in terms of governing... to please people. The challenge is how to make the necessary hard decisions that are correct.”


The Proposed Mitigation Plan by Najib will not cushion the adverse effect of the subsidy Cuts to the people in the longhouses

The Cabinet was reported to have met on Wednesday to discuss politically unpopular changes to its subsidy regime for petrol, natural gas, food and road tolls.

The regime, which cost RM24.5 billion in 2009, accounted for 15.3 per cent of Malaysia’s federal government operating spending and pushed the country’s budget deficit to 7.4 per cent of GDP, its highest in more than 20 years.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Masing Warns Not To Accentuate May 13th In Sarawak

Kuching
Wednesday, 26th May 2010



THE COWARD AND THE STUPID DAYAK MINISTER!
Represent the Iban young generation, I am reminding  James Jemut Masing not to accentuate May 13th ethnic unrest in Sarawak,just because our friends from Semenanjung helping us to kick you and the rest of the coward Ibans member of the state councill from DUN. No matter of what,  May 13 incident will not be happened  in sarawak as long as UMNO or PERKASA  is not coming to Sarawak.
May 13 is a term for the Sino-Malay sectarian violences in Kuala Lumpur (then part of the state of Selangor), Malaysia, which began on May 13, 1969. The riots led to a declaration of a state of national emergency and suspension of Parliament by the Malaysian government, while the National Operations Council (NOC or Majlis Gerakan Negara, MAGERAN) was established to temporarily govern the country between 1969 and 1971.
As a result of this worst ethnic conflict in Malaysia, 196 people were killed between May 13 and July 31 as a result of the riots, although journalists and other observers have stated much higher figures. Other reports at the time suggest over 2,000 were killed by rioters, police and Malaysian Army rangers, mainly in Kuala Lumpur. Many of the dead were quickly buried in unmarked graves in the Kuala Lumpur General Hospital grounds by soldiers of Malaysian Engineers.
May 13 incident was a clashed between Malay and Chinese as many people believed was started by some extreme UMNO members.
James Jemut Masing as qouted by Borneo post in it today publication said that the Peninsular based party should not bring the style of campaign that they used in Peninsular to Sarawak as it may cause another May 13 incident in the state. Based on his statement it was seem to me that this "coward minister" did not use his brain but instead used the one that located on his "knee" when making such comment.
Remaung6Renjer has this question for Masing, in which way will the Peninsular campaign style may cause ethnic riot in Sarawak? Being the dayak himself, he should thanking  Lim Kit Siang, YAB Lim Guang Eng and Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for defending the right of the dayaks especially in protecting their NCR lands, the roles that he and the rest of the coward Iban leaders had  failed to do.
Being the young dayaks/Iban myself, I look down at the dayak  ministers but they should not put a blame on me but instead they must blame themselves for their failure to serve the dayak therefore not accepted by my generation. If PM Najib check  the Iban/dayak minister's KPI, he should be given them the "Not Meeting Expectations" rating. They are on  their comfort zone and  no bother to fight for their communities.



Just look at what happened in Miri. As reported by the local newspaper, the big companies have been using thugs or gangsters to rob the Ibans of theirs NCR lands. Although few police reports have been lodged by the land owners, but so far no action has been taken to protect the land owners or to prosecute their NCR lands robbers. As normal the only feedback that they gave to the land owners is that their reports are still under investigation. For how long is the investigation going to be closed ? Is it until some one being killed or the "ngayau" taken place?
Masing what have you done to help the Land Owners to fight for their NCR lands against the gangsters hired by the big companies? And What Wrong with PR action in helping the Iban to fight for their Lands? Are you happy to see your people of being robbed of their NCR lands?....COWARD MASING

If Masing and all the arrogant Iban Ministers are sincere in helping the Iban/dayak why don't they do something about it? And why blame PR for helping the dayak/Iban?

We Warn You Masing and all the Iban Ministers Under Taib mahmud Regime

I would like to advise Masing to secretly do the survey on the support of the young Ibans ( Below age of 55 years) for  BN (Be End). I am not surprise that they will get the unexpected result. Based on my own survey, I discovered out of 10 people that I asked, I got the following result:-
1) 70 % support PR
2) 20 % Support BN
3) 10 % Support PR but afraid to show their support openly to PR due to he still working with government
So Masing, even though the sample taken was very minimum but the sample clearly indicated that the majority of the educated and young Iban prefer PR compare to BN.
Once again I repeat here that May 13 will not going to happen here in Sarawak UNLESS the government allows UMNO or PERKASA  thugs to campaign or expand to Sarawak.

To the young Iban..move on brother..LAWAN TETAP LAWAN...

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

PM Najib will be Investigated but Will MACC Dare Enough to Prosecute It own Boss?

Kuala Lumpur
Sunday, 23rd May 2010

Well Done MACC, But Will They Dare To Charge Their Own Boss?

The national anti-graft authority has agreed to investigate claims that the prime minister committed an election offence during the Sibu vote, with his pledge to solve flash floods there if Barisan Nasional retained the Parliamentary seat.

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Datuk Abu Kassim Mohamed said today that the body would probe any and all complaints.

“All complaints against money politics will be investigated by MACC. We will investigate as long there is a complaint related to money politics,” he told reporters after attending a forum by Transparency International Malaysia.

The Election Commission (EC) had sidestepped the issue brought up by the DAP’s Lim Kit Siang, saying the MACC was the right body to carry out investigations.

“That is our responsibility. We have to investigate whoever comes in front of us and complains about... money politics or whatever that is related to corruption,” Abu Kassim said.

MACC investigation director Mustafar Ali added that complaints had been lodged against Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s statement.

“Yes, we have received complaints from several quarters during the by-election. So we have started investigating. We will investigate any party. We have two (complaints), one in Hulu Selangor... and [another in] Sibu.

During a last-minute pitch on the eve of the by-election, Najib announced an allocation of RM5 million for flood-mitigation projects in Rejang Park provided the BN candidate was elected.

“If Robert Lau becomes the MP on Sunday, on Monday I will ask [for] the cheque to be prepared. Do we have a deal or not? We do! You want the RM5 million, I want Robert Lau to win,” Najib told the crowd.

Mustafar said that the MACC may consider calling Najib in for investigation.

“Not at the moment, but if need be of course we will call whoever [was relevant] to testify,” he said.

He also stressed that MACC was “colour blind” and would not be biased in its actions.

“Yes, we take actions against both parties and as mentioned always, MACC is colour blind. We are really colour blind so we will take action whenever we receive information.

“After [an] investigation, whether or not there is a case... depends on the Attorney-General’s office,” he said.

During the forum, which also doubled as a book launch, Umno’s legal counsel Datuk Hafarizam Harun defended Najib’s actions and claimed that the prime minister had not broken the law.

The lawyer also said that it was the duty of the government to bring development to the public.

“This promise is nothing but politics of development, that Umno and Barisan Nasional is bringing development to the people. If you look at Section 10 in Election Offences Act, [it] states that bribery only applies to all of us as individuals, but not the government,” he said.

I am in the agreement with Datuk Hafarizam that it is a government responsibility to bring about development to the people but why bring the development during the election. One point to think about is about Najib position. When he made the promised, he gave altimatum to the people by saying that he will sign the check the moment BN candidate declare as winner. Remember he being the Prime Minister has a power to approve the check. If someone has a power and with his power he ask something from someone isn't that considered as abused of power , and can be charged as bribery? We hope the action of MACC to investigate Najib not to be end here alone, people knew that Najib had abused his power....even the whole world knew about it, therefore we dont expect to hear from MACC that Najib has no case to answer...We, the rakyat want him to be prosecuted!...Bukittunggal

He argued the Act only referred to a “natural person,” and therefore, Najib was not guilty as he was speaking on behalf of the government.

“So this is the problem, the law only recognises [individuals] but not the government,” Hafarizam said.

However, PKR’s Selayang MP William Leong disagreed and said that Najib was not campaigning as the prime minister but as the president of Umno.

“Sometimes we forget to differentiate between Umno and [the] government. So when a person stands on the podium and campaigns, he is an individual and should be charged,” he said.

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Barisan Nasional “Promise the Moon” Tactic is Always Effective In Iban/Dayak Majority Areas

Kuching
Saturday, 22nd May 2010

Introduction

Promise the moon is an American idiom , which means promise that isn’t likely to be fulfilled. To majority of Malaysian, promise the moon or “janji kosong” or translated as an empty promise , is synonym with Barisan Nasional (BN) campaign tactic especially during the by-election.
"Promise the Moon" is a part of BN most deadly weapon to fight against the opposition in Malaysia especially during the by-election. They will make promises to the voters that if they win the by-election they will given the development worth millions of ringgit . And most of it, if not all were not fulfilled.
This tactic had been very affective in the Malay majority areas in the Peninsular Malaysia, and the Dayak/Iban majority areas in Sarawak. This can be seen during the Hulu Selangor by-election in the Peninsular Malaysia,  and in Sibu-Sarawak by-election  which had just concluded recently.
In Sarawak for example , in the nine (9) Iban majority areas in Bawang Assan,  “promise the moon” tactics by BN had been very successfully in fishing for Ibans' vote.
In my posting today, I am going to concentrate on the effectiveness of the "promise to the moon" tactic by BN in the Iban majority areas during P212-Sibu by-election which was held last week, and also the Lubok Antu by-election held in April 2009.

Dayak Easily Cheated By BN’s “Promises the Moon”

How true is the above statement. Let's examine the result of the two by-elections held in Sarawak since the GE 12. First is the by-lection in Lubok Antu, second followed by the Sibu by-election, and thrdly the promises made by BN during their all year around campaign to the longhouses in their efforts to mentaining  the supports of the Iban.

1) Lubok Antu By-Election (6th April 2010)

Before the by-election, most of the political observers predicted that the chances for BN and PKR to win the by-election were at 50%-50%. But after promised with RM 80 millions worth of project they turned their supports to BN. This is the real mentality of our people in which we must and ought to find ways how to overcome them.  In the by-election, because of chawat mentality of the Iban voters in LA, BN had not only won the by-election but their majority was increased to 1,854 votes compared to the 860 votes that they won through late YB Dublin Unting.

2) Sibu by-election (22nd May 2010)



The just concluded Sibu by-election had also prooven that the  Iban are easily cheated or manipulated by BN. In Bawang Asan, for example, despite the intensified campaign made by the top Ibans' leadership in PR, but there were no significant increase in the number of votes secured by DAP/PR Candidate.
Of the ten (10)  polling centres, only three polling centres had the support of Iban voters to PR/DAP  increased whereas seven centres indicated that Iban votes to PR were declining.
According to the information recieved from the ground, the PR campaign teams to the long houses at the beginning were well recieved, but why was PR lost in the longhouses? Accordingb to the unconfirmed source, during the campaigns, BN had distributed an "ang pow" worth RM 600 per voters plus the distribution of the MRP projects to all the longhouses.
But the Chinese in Sibu who were also promised with worth millions of projects but majority of them still voted for DAP in the election?.
Why can't the Iban just followed what our Chinese friends in Sibu town  did, by taking their RM 600 "ang pow" but vote for PR. But the Iban in Bawang Assan had sold their dignities by throwing their votes to  BN.

3) Another Empty Promises By BN to Longhouse Folks

The longhouse where I came from is situated in N25-balai Ringin and P202. During their recent visit to the longhouse, YB Snowdan Lawan and YB Masir Kujat, had pledged the MRP grants to the longhouse totalling more than RM 75K, but until now nothing have been awarded to the longhouse.
Not only these two liar YBs, in 2008, Jabu the beloved CM blue eyes boy had also promised to provide gravel for Kpg Empaling, Isu and Gayau road worth more than RM 200K, but until now not even any single stone had been given by him. One of the JKKK committee members even suggested to start a "Liar Dumping" or Tugong Pemula for Jabu at Simpang Ubah as a punishment for his "promise the moon" ( Note: Tugong Pemula is a kind of punishment awarded to a  person who lied . Everyone who past by the dumping or tugong will throw what ever rubbish or wooden stick that one can found and throw them into the tugong while saying " bulak Jabu" ..Jabu for example is a name of a person that tell lie, in thisexample I used Jabu....)

How Important is the Iban Areas to PR

If PR is serious enough to taking over the government from BN in the coming state election in sarawak it must take the above weaknesses of the Iban seriously. Without winning the Iban majority areas, PR intention to wrest Sarawak from BN will be remained as a dream.
In order to win the Iban majority areas, another point to consider by PR is in the selection of candidate. The candidate of whose loyalty to the the party is questionable must not be choosen as a candidate. For example, one of the ex-YB who was not selected by his party to defend his sit in GE12 had recently joined the party,  in order to be selected as a candidate. After series of defection by party members in Peninsular, PKR must be matured enough in selecting it best candidates for the election

Conclusion

In order to take over Sarawak government from the Barisan Nasional, PR must first be able to win the Iban majority areas. In order to win the votes of the Iban, following problems that can influent their supports must be addressed ; easily manipulated and recieved bribe by BN , and to avoid  selecting candidate whose loyalty to the party and party leaders are questionable, i.e ex-BN YB that joined the party after he was kicked out by the BN, in order to be selected as a candidate. 

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Politic Of Development Has Caused Iban Dayak to Live in Poverty:By Tunku Abdul Aziz

Kuching
Wednesday, 19th May 2010

Although I have in my travels seen abject poverty in such diverse places as Addis Ababa, Dhaka, Dar es Salaam, Kolkata, Mumbai and Manila, I must confess to a feeling of utter revulsion and anger when confronted by stark deprivation in our supposedly well-governed and prosperous Malaysia.

The pockets of rural poverty in the Malay heartlands of Kedah, Perlis, Kelantan and Terengganu are islands of prosperity compared to the scene that churned my stomach and assailed my sense of guilt and outrage when I first ventured into the Iban long houses on the majestic Rejang.

It is not enough that we have robbed them of their ancestral lands and impoverished them in the process, but we also felt constrained to strip them naked of any residual personal dignity that they might still have by introducing policies that have succeeded in reducing them to the fringes of mainstream economic life.

The Orang Asli tribes and the Orang Hulu, the Malays from the interior, have a great deal in common with their Dayak friends. For all we care, they are Malaysia’s forgotten people, but not quite. Whenever an election is underway, be it a by-election or a general election, they find themselves the centre of attention, in great demand by the rich and powerful, all claiming to love and care for them.

Before the day is out, they are the proud possessors of a handful of crisp 50 ringgit notes. Four or five hundred ringgit is a princely sum to them, a king’s ransom, no less, in exchange for their votes. If some of them have become cunning, manipulative supplicants and sacrificed their values for a fistful of ringgit, remember it is we who have corrupted them.


Is this what we call 1Malaysia..Without electricity, clean water and access road....???PM Najib must be kidding..People First is just another jokes from BN

Years of exposure to extreme poverty and unbridled exploitation have rendered many of these once proud and noble people, nature’s gentlemen, inured and insensitive to their own traditional values and value systems. They are reduced to living from hand to mouth, on handouts, from day to day.

What a tragedy to befall a people whose only sin is to trust those sworn to protect their native rights. They are bewildered to find themselves dispossessed, as their land is taken away without as much as “by your leave” for commercial exploitation by the towkay friends of the powerful.

Talking to many of them, the Ibans, I mean, I believe the only way we can restore their pride and dignity is by providing opportunities for regular employment. We are dealing with an ancient people with a distinctive culture. Even those among them whose lives have taken on an urban aspect continue to cling strenuously to their traditional practices. We who are strong have a duty to help the weak by not foisting on the Ibans and others our culture of corruption and other despicable practices.

Some years ago, an Indonesian anti-corruption activist friend of mine visited our country during the 11th general elections, as part of a privately funded election observer mission. His group spent a great deal of time in Sarawak and Sabah and told me that he was shocked by the scale of vote buying.

I was greatly embarrassed by his revelation because at an anti-corruption conference in The Hague at which I was invited to speak and he was a participant some two months earlier, I had said that while vote buying was rampant in party elections, the practice was unknown in general and state elections.

I was unbelievably naïve to believe the Barisan Nasional government propaganda. The scale of vote-buying must have been so massive as to shock my Indonesian anti-corruption fighter, used as he was to living and working in a corruption-infested nation. It is not that easy to shock an Indonesian over a corruption issue. But unlike Malaysia, Indonesia is on the mend as far as fighting corruption is concerned. In Malaysia, on the contrary, it is in indecently robust health.

Malaysia is blessed with rich natural resources and poverty as we have seen in Sabah, Sarawak, Kedah, Perlis, Kelantan and Terengganu can only be explained in terms of governance grounded on corruption and political excesses. When we look at the personal wealth accumulated by Chief Minister Taib of Sarawak at one extremity and the Ibans at the other, one begins to wonder what the future holds for Malaysia. I am not at all sanguine.

The thieving and plundering by those in power must stop because, as history tells us, it is only a matter of time before the forbearance of the long suffering poor takes on an ugly aspect, with consequences too dreadful to contemplate. The Government of Malaysia and the state governments of Sabah and Sarawak in particular can alleviate poverty by governing in the sole interest of the people. Najib’s people first is under close public scrutiny.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Dominique Ng and Chong Chieng Jien slapped with 12 months' suspension-An Act of retaliation By BN Over P212-Sibu By-Election Defeat

Kuching
Tuesday, 18th May 2010

Dominique Ng (PKR-Padungan) and Chong Chieng Jien (DAP-Kota Sentosa) were today slapped with 12 months' suspension from the state assembly, effective immediately, for contempt.

Barisan Nasional Assemblymen have been using the (Privileges and Powers) Ordinance 2007 since it approval by DUN in 2007. The main purposes ofbthe ordinance is to curb opposition's assemblymen from criticizing the BN government.  

The ruling means that this will be the two opposition assemblymen's last appearance at the current assembly as its term will officially end on July 24, 2011.

The Sarawak state assembly sits twice a year, with the first session starting in May and the second, in November, usually for state budget tabling.

YB Dominique Ng (PKR-Padungan)

Ng was the first to be suspended by State Assembly Speaker Datuk Seri Mohamad Asfia Awang Nassar after 53 assemblymen voted in favour of the suspension, seven against and one abstained.

He was suspended for his "kangaroo court" remark in May sitting last year during the debate on the motion to adopt the findings and recommendations of the Committee of Privileges regarding Wong Ho Leng (DAP-Bukit Assek).

Ng had said: "This is a kangaroo court. Let's count the kangaroos. Come hop, hop, hop."

Speaking to reporters soon after his suspension, Ng said he was disappointed with the ruling as it meant that he would not be able to voice out the problems of his constituency for a year and would have to wait for the new term of the new state government to begin.

YB Chong Chieng Jien (DAP-Kota Sentosa)

Later, Chong, who is Sarawak DAP secretary, received similar punishment after 54 assemblymen voted in favour of his suspension and six against.

Chong was found to be in contempt of the august house in May last year for disputing and challenging the decision of the house regarding the Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP) engaging Chinese experts to study the flood mitigation project for Kuching city.

The second charge aginst him was for imputing improper motives towards Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister's Department Datuk Daud Abdul Rahman for allegedly indirectly causing a Gambier street hawker to commit suicide.

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Monday, May 17, 2010

BN Defeated By DAP In P212-Sibu By-Election

Sibu
Sunday, 16th May 2010

Congratulations to DAP

Despite being promised with projects worth millions of ringgit but the voters in Sibu humiliated BN by voting them out.
The result of the election was announced by Wong See Meng at 10.58PM.

The Official Result



1) Wong Ho Leng (DAP) - 18,845
2) Robert Lau Hui Yew(BN-SUPP) - 18,447
3) Narawi Haron (Ind.) - 232.

Spoiled Votes : 395

The result of this by-election signalled two things. First, the support by Chinese against DAP in Sarawak is increasing but no change in  bumiputeras as they  still supporting BN. Secondly, SUPP is losing its Chinese support-thus next state election they risk of losing all their  seats to DAP.
As for me the result indicates clearly that Pakatan Rakyat (PR) plan  to wrest Sarawak from BN in next state election is brighter. What PR need to do now is to concentrate on  the dayaks and Malay majority areas. Issues that effect them most  such as the NCR problem can be used to fish for their votes.

Let's work from now to prepare for the state election which will be held by next year! And to all the dayaks, let's learn from our Chinese friends by VOTING BN OUT!
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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Who is the First Lady of Malaysia

Kuching
Saturday, 8th May 2010



Hot News : Rosmah mansor Commted Treason!

Invitation Clearly addressed Rosmah Mansor as First Lady.. MENDERHAKA!
I am confused now with who is the right person to be called the first lady of Malaysia.
First lady mean someone who married the no 1 man in a country. In Malaysia, the number 1 man is supposed to be the Yang Di pertuan Agong, therefore  the first lady of Malaysia should be given to the Agong's wife.
But according to Malaysian Today report, Rosmah mansor has been addressed herself as the first lady of Malaysia. The latest ocassion where she has been addressed as the first lady was during her visit to USA recently accompanying her PM husband.
The invitation card dedicated for her was clearly written that Rosmah Mansor was a first lady of Malysia. 
Should Ghani Patail recommended for Rosmah Mansor prosecution for TREASON?
But this is Malaysia...............



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