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Friday, November 12, 2010

Congratulations to Sabahan For Winning Malaysia's Poorest State Status

Kuching
Friday, 12th November 2010


Personally I would like to congratulate the people of Sabah for making a right choice by voted for BN and as a result their state has won the Most Poorest State competition.
According to the study by the World bank, although Sabah which is rule by Barisan Nasionan (BN) has only 10 percent of Malaysia's population, it has 40 percent of the poverty-stricken.
In contrast, Selangor which is rule by Pakatan Rakyat (PR) which has nearly a quarter of the country's population, has less than 10 per cent of the poor.
Sabahan should now realized how they had been cheated by the BN Regime. They should not blame others for their predictiment . They had been given the opportunity to change their conditions but they chosed to vote for BN. This was prooven during the previous Batu Sapi by-election when BN's candidate Datin Linda Tsen Thau Lin won a three-cornered fight with a majority of 6,359 votes. In the by-election, Tsen a part time music teacher who is also the widow of the late MP Datuk Edmund Chong Ket, of Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS), defeated her arch-rival Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president Datuk Yong Teck Lee and Ansari Abdullah of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR). Tsen polled 9,773 votes against Ansari's 3,414 and Yong's 2,031.
Sabahans just like the people of Sarawak are the intelligent people but easily manipulated by their leaders. If the Iban of Sarawak have Jabu and Masing to manipulate them and throw their supports to corrupted Taib Mahmud, for Sabahans  they have Pairin Kitingan as their paramount chief or the "Hoguan Siou" that influenced them to vote for another corrupted BN Chief Minister, Musa Aman.


Please see the report by World bank here.

THE World Bank (WB) in Washington has confirmed through a new study that Sabah is not only the poorest state in Malaysia but it's likely to stay that way for a considerable length of time given current efforts in poverty eradication.

The bottom line is that Malaysia's economic planning in Sabah so far, has not been for inclusive growth. The study is part of the World Bank's 2010 Malaysia Economic Monitor (MEM), the third in its series. It was handed over last night to the state government by the WB's Human Development Sector Director (East Asia and Pacific Region) Emmanuel Jimenez.
The state government was represented by Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister's Department, Datuk Datu Nasrun Datu Mansur, at the handing over of the report, themed Inclusive Growth, to the State Economic Planning Unit (EPU) at the Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort in Kota Kinabalu.
"Although efforts by the government have somewhat lessened poverty, it's still not enough," said Jimenez. "The MEM shows that Sabahans continue to struggle to make ends meet. This is more evident in the outskirts of the towns."
He was speaking with the media after the handing-over ceremony which was also witnessed by senior WB economist Philip Schellekens and EPU director Ismail Abdullah.

Most poor in rural areas

The deep levels of poverty in Sabah, according to Jimenez, could be seen from the fact that although the state has only 10 percent of Malaysia's population, it has 40 percent of the poverty-stricken.
In contrast, Selangor, which has nearly a quarter of the country's population, has less than 10 per cent of the poor.
The WB has also identified that most of the poor in Sabah can be found in the rural areas mainly among the Rungus in the north and Orang Sungai in the east, both Kadazandusun groups, the latter generally Muslim; and the Suluks in the east who are a Muslim group from the Philippines from the days of the Sulu ultanate.
There are also poor among all other communities including in the urban areas among the Chinese.Nasrun praised the WB for accurately identifying poverty and regional disparity as the main critical issues concerning Sabah.
He disclosed that the MEM was put together with input from Sabah which was visited by a WB team several months ago.
"We are fortunate to have access to the WB's vast expertise in addressing issues of poverty, regional disparity and inclusive growth," said Nasrun. "They can advise us in taking a holistic approach towards addressing these challenges."
He lamented that compared with the states in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah is very much far behind in both hard and soft infrastructure. Some of the areas of deep concern, he added, were health, education, social facilities and services and human resource development. "Deep pockets of poverty exist in certain socio-economic groups as well as in certain areas of the state where the poor have the least access to services and employment opportunities."

Principle of inclusiveness

On a brighter note, Nasrun hopes that the principle of inclusiveness as spelt out in the New Economic Model will bring relief to Sabah. He particularly cited the National Economic Transformation Programme and the National Key Result Areas which pledged improvements in the supply of water and electricity and rural roads, among others.
Ranau MP Siringan Gubat isn't surprised that Sabah has been listed as the poorest state. He feels that the federal government should accept the fact that it needs to change in accordance to what the people want.
"At present, it is merely using Sabah as an economic resource," said Gubat who is also United PasokMomogun KadazanDusunMurut Organisation (Upko) vice president. "If the federal government goes in the same direction as the state government, there's no reason why Sabah cannot progress and prosper."
Besides considerable oil and gas reserves, Sabah also has vast areas under timber, oil palm, rubber, cocoa and other commodities. He wants to know where these commodities go and who actually benefits from them "since it doesn't seem to be the people".
Kota Kinabalu-based social activist, human rights lawyer and newspaper columnist Nilakrisna Isnarti James commented that Sabah's current status was the very fear that drove her grandfather and famed Kadazan nationalist O.K.K. Sedomon Gunsanad (1894-1996) of Keningau, to oppose the idea of the state agreeing to help form the federation of Malaysia. James Ongkili recorded this fact in his book on the formation of Malaysia, she added. "If Malaysia was formed in equality and partnership between Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Sabah and Sarawak, why is that we are the poorest after almost 50 years? she asked rhetorically. "On top of that we are being increasingly disenfranchised and may end as internally displaced persons or refugees in our own land."
Nilakrisna called upon the federal government to demonstrate sincerity and pledge itself towards greater equity in dealing with the rich resources of Sabah and addressing the welfare and concerns of the people.
"The WB report confirms what we have been saying all along," said Common Interest Group Malaysia (CigMA) deputy chair Daniel John Jambun. "The poverty rate in Sabah and Sarawak is not as low as that made out by the federal government. The evidence is all around us."
He intends to propose that CigMA, an ad hoc apolitical movement, call for a workshop soon to debate the WB report in Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.
 Sabahan have two choices to choose. The first choice is to remain as the poorest state, and secondly to change the situation. If Sabahan prefer the first choice, they dont have to do anything, just follow what their Hoguan Siou has to say and vote for BN, but if they want a CHANGE from being the poorest state in Malaysia, they should change current BN government with Pakatan Rakyat. To all the Sabahans, the message from World Bank  is sound and clear. If  you still proud and want to Maintain the Poorest State status..Go ahead and VOTE FOR BN!  



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"Dr." Fazley : Rosmah Mansor Son In-Law With Bogus Degrees

Kuching
Friday, 12th November 2010


Rosmah Mansor's Son In-Law with Bogus Degrees

Singer Fazley Yaakob who is also Rosmah Mansor's son in-law, has resigned from his post as executive director of Fazley International College (FIC) last night due to uncertainties by University of Wales pertaining to the singer's academic qualifications, including two bogus degrees.

The singer told press : "I have resigned with immediate effect based on the advise of the board of directors of FIC and also my own legal advisors to safeguard the relationship between the FIC and University of Wales."

Fazley had earlier shrugged off a BBC report on the University of Wales having suspended relations with the Fazley International College (FIC), pending an inquiry. In an interview with The Paper That Cares regarding the action — said to be related to the controversy over the personal academic qualifications of Fazley himself, who is executive director of FIC — he had initially chosen to remain mum on the matter as it involved other parties.

Stating a better understanding of the situation was needed, he said: “It is premature to comment on the matter as the University of Wales has not disputed the fact that FIC is qualified to run the said programmes. “This was further enhanced by their statement that all our enrolled students are not affected by their administrative process to review and arbitrate.”

On Saturday, the BBC aired a report naming the FIC as the college in question. It is one of three education institutions the University of Wales collaborates with in Malaysia. An agreement in 2007 allowed students to its validated courses the following year — having gained provisional approval from the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.

The report also stated the university will not recognise additional admissions to its BA (Hons) in Business Administration and MBA courses until concerns about the principal's qualifications have been investigated. The Welsh university said the 35 students now attending courses would not be affected.The BBC Wales Week In Week Out programme broadcast yesterday had a report naming Fazley as “a Malaysian pop star with a bogus doctorate” being the man behind FIC.

The programme said Fazley claimed to have a masters, degree and a doctorate in business administration, but both had been proven bogus as these originated from the European Business School (Cambridge) — an offshoot of the Irish International University, which was exposed as a sham by the BBC in 2008.

A Professor Nigel Palastanga was, however, quoted as saying there were no concerns about academic standards at the college. In his response, Fazley said: “We appreciate the public concern on this matter. We have confidence the speculative nature of this magnitude will stop once the understanding of the whole matter is available for perusal.” Fazley does not lecture on the courses and has publicly stopped using reference to his academic qualifications. He also stated all will be made clear in due time.

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Poor Iban and Taib's Family Members Luxury Lifestyle

Kuching
Thursday, 11th November 2010

After almost 30 years of ruling Sarawak, Taib Mahmud has gathered more than enough wealth for his family members!

While majority of Iban still living under poverty line but Taib's family, on the expensed of their NCR lands have been living luxuriously and extravagantly.
Please see some photos of Taib's  family members here. Hopefully by showing their photo here, the Iban in the long house will be able to see by themselves the true colours of Taib's family members, therefore will be able to make rational decision whether to vote for BN in the coming state election.



 ‘Sexy lighting’ – Ladies in Red


Playboy collection – Ani Ta Tufail (by day she acts as a company director) and friends are the ‘women in red’



Elia Geneid (niece of Taib) gets flirty

 Taib niece, Elia Geneid – with a house this big I will dress as I want to


Glamour 

 Smooching up to my brother – niece Anita Tufail





Elia Geneid – all on show for her funky male friends


Harem – Taib’s daughter Jamilah (second right) is Director and Shareholder of many of Taib’s huge foreign property interests abroad, while (far right) neice Anita Tufail inserted herself into the Board of a major timber company straight after college to profit from the proceeds of logging


Busts and baubbles – low cut dresses for Taib sister Raziah and daughters to show off the main attraction (the wealth around their necks)


Old and young – Taib’s sister, Zaleh Mahmud with the next generation, posing for the boys and getting through husbands like old dresses.


Bad influence? – dressing sexy


For sale? – pouring out onto the street


Give it tongue – Clearly the menfolk approve!








Hey don’t forget the Key Man who made it all happen! – Taib at the Monaco ‘Islamic Fashion Show’ with his son, brother in law – and some suckers who paid?


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