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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Penan Road Blockade

Kuching
Wednesday, 8th September 2010

Penan tribe block logging roads in protest

More than 150 Penan tribespeople blocked roads in Borneo on Thursday, in protest at the destruction of their rainforest by logging companies, and at the Malaysian government’s failure to protect their land.
The protestors were marking the anniversary of previous road blockades a year ago, which brought the logging industry in the area to a halt. Last year’s blockades were dismantled at the insistence of police and government officials.
Controversial Malaysian logging giant Samling is one of the companies active in the area. The Norwegian government announced last month that it had excluded Samling from its pension fund on ethical grounds.
When the 2009 blockades ended, Sarawak state assemblyman Lihan Jok promised to help the Penan meet with the authorities to discuss their land rights, and to help with funds for the development of their communities. But he did not keep his promises, and in December last year he was quoted in Malaysia’s Star newspaper saying that the Penan must ‘stop living in the jungles.’
A Penan woman from Long Nen told Survival, ‘We didn’t want to open the blockade, but while we were going to meet Lihan Jok the police flew in a helicopter and opened the blockade. More than 12 four wheel drive cars with police and forestry people went to the blockade and opened it.’
Panai Ayat of the Sarawak Penan Association said in a statement last week, ‘The blockades last year were erected firstly, to demand
that the Sarawak State Government must recognize that we have the right to make our own decisions in relation to our NCR [native customary rights] land, and secondly, to ask that logging activities and the encroachments into our NCR land be immediately halted in order to prevent starvation incidences…
‘Many of us have gone to prison for defending our rights to this land. Thus, we will continue defending our rights for the rest of our lives.’

To read more please go to Survivalinternational.org

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Taib Must Go Campaign

Kuching
Wednesday, 8th September 2010

We Want Taib To To Go

Last month the longest serving Chief Minister in the whole world had expressed his attention to step down if Sarawakians wanted him to step down.
Just to ensure that their position are saved, majority of the BN component party leaders came forward in the newspapers to show their supports for him. Also came forward (in order to save their allowances) to show their supports for Taib were the  community leaders.
The above supports as shown by the party leaders and community leaders did not represent the majority of Sarawakians. With that the Caring citizen of Sarawak had launched the "TAIB MUST GO" campaign. At this moment the group is using the Facebook and T-Shirt for their campaign.
All Sarawakians who wish Taib to step down as the Chief Minister of sarawak are encourage to join the facebook TAIB MUST GO and to order the T-Shirt with 'TAIB MUST GO" slogan.
Taib Must Go T-Shirt.
To order Please email : taibmustgo@gmail.com

To read more about "TAIB MUST GO" Campaign please visit PENGAYAU WORDPRESS.COM/.

Please remember this :-

“Taib had wanted to step down in 2006, but the people ‘rakyat’ of Sarawak want him to stay, so he had no choice but to stay," wrote one of the daily newspaper closely linked to  Taib.
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Namewee-From the Bottom Of My Heart and A Challenge For Debate With Puteri UMNO!

Kuching
Wednesday, 8th September 2010

Namewee from Generation Y, first made a big name in Malaysia in 2007 when his rap song entitled  "NEGARAKUKU" appeared in popular Youtube. Last month he once against angered the UMNO by his another rap song but this time about the racist headmistress name Siti Inshah. Despite acted as whistleblower, he was condemned by UMNO especially by its Puteri Wing.
Today he tells the Malaysian his side of the story, and his willingness to debate with Puteri UMNO that his song was created in good faith and because of his loves to this country.Please read his statementment exclusively in Bukittunggal.com...

My name is Wee Meng Chee.

Namewee..Generation Y Malaysian

I am a Malaysian who grew up harmoniously with friends from all all walks of life and different races. From my young age, I was taught under our national education system to always have an open mind so that some day I can in turn, contribute my intellectual thoughts back to my beloved country.
Over the past few weeks, servants of the government under the education system have committed certain acts which disrupted the racial sentiments in the country and like many of my fellow Malaysians, I felt saddened and at times angered by these black sheep who do not respect that Malaysia is a multi-racial country with freedom of religion.
I strongly believe that this country was built by all races including Malays, Chinese, Indians and other minorities. Hence, my main objective for uploading the new video titled ‘Nah’ was to condemn such acts and to stand up against racism. This video was about defending the constitution of the country because just like me, most Malaysians want nothing but peace and racial harmony.
I have used obscene language blatantly as a form of communication in some of my videos but that does not mean I am not educated nor that I have committed a serious crime. Vulgarity content was chosen only with the objective of bringing forward my point of view (and the view of many people) with more impact. Therefore, I believe it is more critical to highlight the subject matter instead of focusing on the choice of words.
Based on the report I have read by Utusan Malaysia, I am truly saddened and disbelief that I am now being accused of causing racial tension in my beloved country by a small group of politicians representing the government when all I was doing in my own way, was to defend the true constitution of the country and condemn those who do not respect our Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s hard work of building a 1Malaysia country. To show my support for our Prime Minister for enforcing ‘Zero tolerance over racist remarks’, I have also taken out the said video from my youtube account since I have already highlighted my stand over the issue, which is to STOP RACISM in this country.
Many accusations have been made upon me since 2007, and this time I like to defend for myself as nobody seems to be defending for me in the political arena. My name has been used on many incidents by politicians over the years, this time I am not going to let empty accusations with no basis being laid upon me again. I am only an individual with no political agenda or motives, who wishes to voice out his opinion against racism in this country.
Therefore I like to challenge Puteri Umno Chief for an open debate, I like to find out from her, why is she attacking the victim (the Malaysian public) when the real perpetrators of this very issue has yet to be punished? If the Chief thinks that I have no respect and sense of responsibility for my own country, please accept my invitation to have an open public debate on this issue. Help us Malaysians define, how to become a good patriotic citizen of Malaysia , educate us please.
Lastly, I love my country and I wish Malaysia a very Happy 53rd National Day !!

"1 MALAYSIA , GENERATES TRANSFORMATION"

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Project Funds For Santubong Go Missing

Kuching
Wednesday, 8th September 2010


About RM 700,000 Allocated For Santubong Amenities cant Be Traced

Since year 2008, about RM 7000K in government project funds for Santubong have disappeared. This was revealed by Santubong MP Datuk Wan Junaidi Tunku Jaafar.
The project had never been implemented and according to him nobody could tell him where the funds had gone to.
"Where did the monies go? I cannot answer because I don't know. When I met with the authorities in Kuala Lumpur, they too could not tell me what happened to the monies." He told reporters when breaking of fast with communitiy leaders from his constituency last Sunday.
Diversion of funds is rampant in Sarawak, and Wan Junaidi was not the first MP that claimed the monies meant for his constituency diverted to somewhere else. On 3rd October 2009 I wrote about the diversion of allocation to other constituency in BUKITTUNGGAL.

Wan Junaidi who is Dewan Rakyat Speaker said he could not keep silent because the funds were supposed to have gone towards the implementation of “critical” projects like basic amenities and sanitary facilities for his constutuents.
Among others, he said he had approved funds for toilets at eight community halls at RM 20,000 each since 2008 but when he visited the halls recently, the jobs were not done.
Another uncompleted project was the provision of gravity-feed water supply to an Iban longhouse and settlement in Sungai Limo near Lundu, he said, adding that RM 150,000 was approved for the project to benefit about 200 people.
“What we want to know is why the money is no longer available when the projects were not implemented? We have discussed these projects so many times at state level because it is controlled by the State Development Office. So I had to go to KL last week to look for new funds because this concerned critical projects for the people,” He said.
Junaidi said project implementation was beyond the control of the elected representatives as the government agencies would take over the implementation part. However he said the public did not know this and they would blame their elected representatives instead.
When asked if he would lodge a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Junaidi said he would prefer to settle the matter with the relevant departments as a corruption report was only necessary if it was an obvious criminal case.
He said many factors could be attributed to the missing funds and would be wise to check thoroughly first.
“It is just not my style to quickly lodge a report with MACC. You need to go to the ground first because it could be due to several factors like maybe it’s the contractor fault or funds were channeled to another priority projects,” he added.

Taken From the Stars Sarawak Edition dated Tuesday, 7th September 2010

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