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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Memorendum to The King: Natives of Sarawak Warn Pertubuhan Kebajikan Al-Ehsan Islamaiah Malaysia To Respect The Rights Of Malaysian from other Faiths

Kuching
Saturday, 26th February 2011

Being Malaysian I am Reminding Arshad Kassim not to offend the feelings of Malaysians From the  other Faiths such as Christians, Hinduism and Buddhism.


Arshad Kassim : This is Malaysia thus Please think and act as Malaysia!
Federal Constituition  has never  mentioned that Malaysia is a Muslim country. Even though article 3 of the constituition does mention that Islam is the official religion of the Federation but no article in the contituition ever mentioned that Malaysia is an Islamic Country.

It was reported in Utusan Malaysia on Thursday, 24th Feb 2011 that the Pertubuhan Kebajikan Al-Ehsan Islamaiah Malaysia led by it Assistant Secretary General Arshad Kassim had submitted the Memorendum to the Agong, to complain about the Setting-Up of the  interfaith portfolio by YAB Lim Guan Eng, the Chief Minister of Pulau Pinang on 16 Feb 2011. According to Lim, the role of the potfolio was to to handle non-Muslim religious issues in the state. It will be chaired by Lim himself while Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy was appointed the deputy.

Islam Is The Religion Of the Federation. WhatBut can Malaysians Embrace  the Other Religions?

Article 3 of the Federal Constitution also clearly mentions that Malaysians are allowed to practice the other faiths other than Islam. As such action should be taken against any person or organisation that tries to instigate any religious conflict in the country. The action of this organisation is tantamount to instigating religious unrest should be handled accordingly.

This country is a multi-racial and multi-religious country. Muslims in this country must learn to live with Malaysians from  other religions. Actions that can offend the feelings of the non-muslims must be avoided. As a non-muslim myself who had studied and worked in Peninsular, I had never offended my muslim friends or colleagues. But how about our muslim friends. For those non-muslim who had ever attended the Religious Classes (Islam) might have heard how their Ustazah or Ustaz offended and belittle them for being a non-muslim or kafir/Infidel. Or one can ask the non-muslim soldiers how they are being treated for being non-muslim? I dont want to eloborate further here because I dont want to be percieved as an  anti  Islam.

A few days ago, I recieved the information from reliable source that the religious practices like morning prayer and religious talks by Christian priests were no longer allowed in the two popular mission schools in Kuching, the St Thomas and St Joseph School  by the Ministry of Education. The schools were no longer the elite school with good examination results as they have been plagued by the non-christian students,  who  most of them came from the nearby police stations and army camps. But what has our Christian Ministers done? 

But Why There Was No Police Report  Made Against This Group

This country is a multi-religious country. The action of this group of submitting the memorendum to the King and Governor of Pulau Pinang can incite religious unrest in the country therefore should be charged accordingly in court.
To all Sarawakians especially the christians, please  read more the history book so that we all awared the conditions that had been put forward by our forefather before they agreed to be part of Malaysia.

Mupok Aku


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Gordon Brown's sister-in-law Promises to Reveal Taib Mahmud Corruption Activities

Kuching
Thursday, 24th Feb 2011


Persons Behind Sarawak Report and Radio Free Sarawak

In a flat above a restaurant in Covent Garden, an investigative reporter called Clare and a tribesman from Borneo covered in tattoos prepare to transmit their daily revolutionary radio broadcast deep into the Borneo jungle.

They make for an unlikely double act - she is a white, middle-aged Englishwoman, and he the proud grandson of a Dayak headhunter who broadcasts under the pseudonym Papa Orang Utan. Their aim is no less outlandish: to expose the alleged corruption of Taib Mahmud, chief minister of the Malaysian state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo 6,500 miles from London, and bring an end to his 30-year rule.

"This is Radio Free Sarawak," begins Papa Orang Utan, donning his headphones to interview a village headman who has been forcibly removed from his land and who, quite remarkably, speaks to them on a mobile phone from the edge of the Borneo rainforest. Clare briefs Papa: "Make sure you ask if he knows that it's chief minister Taib who has stolen their land? And get who he'll be voting for!"

Until now the identity of the "pirates" behind Radio Free Sarawak has been a closely guarded secret - and for good reason. Scandal-plagued Taib, 74, is one of the world's most ruthless and wealthiest men - richer allegedly than the Sultan of Brunei, whose independent country lies alongside - and locals who oppose him can feel the full force of his retribution.

But today is a watershed: the duo have bravely decided to out themselves ahead of the upcoming Sarawak elections, expected in April. Indeed, the Evening Standard can reveal that the mystery Englishwoman who set up Radio Free Sarawak four months ago and who brought out the tattooed tribesman - real name Peter John Jaban - to front her broadcasts is in fact Clare Rewcastle Brown, sister-in-law of former prime minister Gordon Brown.

The last time she was in the public eye was in May 2009 when she published a letter defending the then prime minister's cleaning arrangements in the wake of the expenses scandal. Her piece, "The true story of Gordon Brown, the cleaner and my husband", laid out their "very ordinary shared cleaning arrangements" and explained why The Telegraph's front page "scoop" was groundless.

"My poor husband Andrew," she recalls, "was the face on the front page on the first day of the expenses scandal, which was pretty damn unfair given that Gordon's arrangement with the cleaner was later judged wholly legitimate. The reporters arrived on our doorstep thinking they'd 'got Gordon' but they hadn't done their due diligence and when we presented them with the truth, they didn't want to hear it."
Today she sees less of her husband's older brother, "Gordon and Sarah being mainly up in Scotland", but they are "a close-knit family" and "Gordon is hugely supportive," she says.

Rewcastle Brown, 51, born in Sarawak to British parents in the days before the former British colony was handed over to Malaysia, lived in the region until the age of eight, and she is the author of the hard-hitting Sarawak Report, a hitherto anonymous blog that gets 18,000 hits a day.

"English is still the unifying language in Sarawak and I use my blog and broadcasts to expose the outrageous deforestation which has seen 95 per cent of Sarawak's rainforest cut down and replaced by logging and palm oil plantations which have enriched Taib and his family," she says. "What's more, my investigations indicate some of the Taib family money is right here in London and includes a lucrative property portfolio in the heart of our capital."

Her work, she adds, is also about "giving the 2.5 million oppressed people of Sarawak a choice".
"The leader of the opposition party, a charismatic human rights lawyer called Baru Bian, inspires hope of real change in the upcoming election, but scandalously only one-third of the electorate are registered to vote and the corrupt Malaysian government turn a blind eye because Taib always delivers them Sarawak, their richest state."



Borneo: Clare as a child in the former British colony
She says their decision to go public was prompted by death threats posted to the Sarawak Report website and by the mysterious fatality of her chief whistleblower in America. "Before Christmas, Taib's disaffected US aide Ross Boyert was found dead in a Los Angeles hotel room with a plastic bag around his head. The inquest is still pending but there was a sense that Peter and I could be in danger. Rather than hide, we've decided to come out fighting."

She kicks off her leather boots and laughs. "The irony is that Taib and his people think we're a huge operation but there are just five of us with a couple of laptops and a mixer. Advances in MP3 technology mean that these days shortwave radio is cheap and easy to do. We've been so effective that Taib's people believe we're funded by George Soros, whose foundation funds Radio Free Burma."
Her outfit - started in October from the dining room of her loft in Victoria where she lives "in shabby dilapidation" with Andrew and their two teenage children - costs less than £10,000 a month, she says. Initially she funded it herself but she's since roped in some "better-off friends" who help out "anonymously". "Not Gordon," she hastens to add. "His support is strictly moral!"

Her passionate dedication to a cause 99 per cent of Londoners have never heard of sometimes causes strains, she admits, with friends and family. "But I honestly believe that Taib is probably one of the worst environmental criminals on the planet and that he has taken huge amounts from the country of my birth."
She smiles. "He never saw me coming. When he set up his property companies in 1982, he could never have imagined that some mad woman sitting in her kitchen in London would unravel his property empire simply by scrutinising company reports online."

As an investigative journalist who started with the BBC World Service in 1983, she is better equipped than most to uncover the wealth of the Mahmud family.

"My investigations have indicated that Taib and his family have a property empire in Canada, the US and the UK. Funds have been generated by Taib selling off rainforests with some of the money going through the British Virgin Islands."

The Evening Standard put these allegations to those who are behind the companies and they were denied.
Rewcastle Brown's passion for the rainforests of Sarawak was kindled as a child when she accompanied her mother, Karis, a midwife, into the jungle. Back then, Sarawak had the most biodiverse rainforest in the world with 3,000 species of trees, 15,000 plants, 420 birds and 221 mammals.

"My mother would drag me to remote clinics to show the indigenous Dayaks what a healthy baby should look like," she recalls.
"Everyone in those villages sleeps in one long-house and my mother frequently saved the lives of their sick babies. As a kid, my first friends were the local children and we used to climb trees and run barefoot, dodging the odd scorpion."

The family came to the UK when Rewcastle Brown was eight and she attended a private boarding school and later finished her masters in international relations at the LSE. It would be 38 years before she returned to Sarawak on a media trip where the degradation of the rainforest - so evident from the air - shocked her to the core.

In 2008 she went back to report on a by-election and secretly film companies clearing rainforest for oil palm. That was when she "fell into a peat bog and nearly died", and it was also when she met Jaban, 46, an election monitor fired from Taib's state-controlled radio for allowing callers to criticise the chief minister.

Last year she invited Jaban to become the voice of Radio Free Sarawak in London. It was a drastic step because it meant that while Taib stays in power, Jaban can never go back.

"I miss my four children, I miss my home," he says, tears streaming. He looks vulnerable, like a fish out of water, but he suddenly straightens. "I am prepared to die for this cause," he says. "In the days of my grandfather, you had to bring a decent clutch of heads as a sign of your masculinity when you got married. Today things have changed but you still have to be a man."

What are their chances of success? Rewcastle Brown ponders for a moment. "People say our man hasn't got a prayer in the election and that Taib will intimidate voters as he always does but I think our reports are having a huge effect and that there's a groundswell for change."

She smiles thinly. "You've got to take heart from what is happening in the Middle East to rulers who seemed equally immovable until just a few weeks ago."


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Bruno Manser Fund to launch international campaign against Sarawak timber corruption

Kuching
Wednesday, 23rd February 2011


Campaign focus on Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmud - Corruption identified as one of the main drivers of Borneo deforestation


The Bruno Manser Fund is about to launch an international campaign against the blatant corruption and abuse of public funds by Abdul Taib Mahmud, Chief Minister of the Malaysian state of Sarawak. A campaign website, www.stop-timber-corruption.org, will go online on Monday, 21 February, and will be regularly updated and equipped with features for an interactive campaign with public participation.

Taib, one of South East Asia's longest-serving politicians, has been in office since 1981 and is planning to celebrate his 30th anniversary in power on 26 March 2011. The 75-year old kleptocrat will stand as an incumbent for another five-year term of office in the upcoming Sarawak state elections, which are due to be held before July.

Taib has abused his public office to a frightening extent and has managed to convert the state of Sarawak into his family's private estate. He simultaneously holds the offices of Chief Minister, and Finance Minister, as well as that of State Planning and Resources Minister, which gives him enormous political power. In addition, Malaysia's “Barisan Nasional” coalition, which forms the federal government, is dependent on Taib's support to remain in power. Sarawak's largest private company, its electricity supply, large-scale logging interests and the control of log exports are also concentrated in the hands of the Taib family.

Since 1983, Taib and his immediate family members have started to transfer considerable parts of their ill-gotten assets overseas. The Bruno Manser Fund has established a black list with 49 Taib companies in eight countries worth hundreds of millions, if not billions, of dollars. The list will be published next week, and the authorities of these countries will be asked to freeze all Taib assets and to launch criminal investigations against the Taib family.

In Sarawak, corruption has proved to be one of the main drivers of deforestation. While most of the state's forests have been logged or converted into plantations over the last three decades, Sarawak's indigenous communities have seen little, if any, benefit from Taib's so-called politics of development. Poverty, illiteracy and a lack of basic infrastructure are omnipresent in rural Sarawak.

Sarawak's numerous indigenous communities, and particularly the Penan, have struggled since the 1980s against destructive logging and have fought for their land rights but, in most cases, they have been outmanoeuvred and cheated by Taib and his cronies.

Please contact us for more information:

Bruno Manser Fonds, Socinstrasse 37, 4051 Basel / Switzerland, +41 61 261 94 74


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Helpless NCR Landowner Bashed-Up By Loggers Were Detained By Police

Kuching
Sunday, 20th February 2011


SARIKEI, 14 Feb 2011: Minggat anak Nyakin, who has a parcel of NCR land at Sungai Rotan and Sungai Penyaru Kuba (Kiba) Sarikei, found out the hard and painful way that standing up for his rights is no easy task and could cost him his life.

Lying in Sarekei Hospital after being viciously attacked while checking on alleged illegal logging activity on his NCR land, Mingat has to now deal with being under police remand for trespassing.
Said Ngumbang Anak Barau of the Tahabas (native landowners Network): “Not only was he (Mingat) badly beaten up, he was also arrested by the police.

“Mingat and his son Juan went to their land to check on illegal logging. When they found out there was still logging going on, they tried to talk to the manager but instead were attacked.”


Helpless Minggat Lying in a Hospital in Sarikei....

According to Ngumbang, the incident occurred on Feb 14.

In December 2010, Mingat reported alleged illegal logging over his land to the police, the Land and Survey Department as well as the Public Works Department and called for an investigation.
On the day of the incident, Mingat and Juan had decided to check on the situation. Upon finding continued logging activity, they decided to drop in at the log-pond and tried negotiating for compensation with its manager.
Iban nowadays has been perceived by others as coward, weak and disunited who can be easily robbed of  NCR lands. If Indian has HINDRAF and Malay with PERKASA why can't we form-up a radical movement that will defend our rights such as the NCR lands and other rights that we are  entitled to under the constitution....Bukittunggal 
The negotiation went sour and before Minggat and his son could leave the office building, they were attacked viciously at its footsteps.


Iban should not just keep quiet when our people being robbed of their NCR Lands. Let's Unite under one umbrella and chase those NCR robbers from our land!


“Although badly hurt, his son managed to escape in the darkness towards a nearby oil palm plantation, while his father was left  in an unconscious state at the footsteps of the log-pond manager’s office.
“Regardless of any wrongdoings or crimes that Minggat or his son may have committed, the source of the problem has yet to be investigated satisfactorily by the authorities.
“Minggat’s family agrees that Minggat should be fairly investigated, and so does the timber company that has been operating for many years on NCR lands allegedly without a relevant or valid licence.
“The alleged illegal logging seems to be proceeding unhindered thus far.
“A police report has been lodged by Minggat’s wife on Feb 16 regarding the attack. The attackers have not been arrested,” he said.
“The name of the timber company which owns the log-pond remains unknown to the rest of us, while there is no telling when investigations will be made on Minggat and his son’s attackers.
“What is certain is that Minggat and Juan will remain hospitalised for a few more days or even weeks.
“Today, their pains are too debilitating for them to even ponder what they will do next.” Ngumbang added.


This article was originally published in Free Malaysia Today on 19 February 2011


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Christian Federation of Malaysia Warns Siti Bahayah Not to Link Valentine's Day With Christianity

Kuching
Sunday, 13th Feb 2011

The Christian Federation of Malaysia has stressed that Valentine’s Day is a secular observance which Roman Catholics and Protestants do not commemorate as a religious festival.
ts chairman Bishop Ng Moon Hing said Christians in Malaysia were hurt by statements made which linked Valentine’s Day to sins and Christianity.

Even though he did not mention specifically Siti Bahayah's name, but the public knows that Siti Bahayah on Feb 15, 2009, was reported to have warned Muslim youth against celebrating Valentine's Day as the occasion has been linked with "immoral activities, discoing, couples meeting in private," which she said "were traditions of the Christian community."

She was made popular because of her book entitled Cakar Harimau!


Such comment should not be allowed air publicly especially in a multi-racial nation like Malaysia. Siti Bahayah a well-known Islamic motivator who was made popular by her ":Cakar Harimau techniques" should be banned from appear in the televisions for such sensitive remarks.
Just imagine if any christians ever made such sensitive remark that link Islam to immoral activities in Malaysia. I am believe that such person will be detained under ISA.

In condemning the National Fatwa Council, the Council of Churches of Malaysia also said the Council had erred in its inference that Valentine’s Day was a Christian observance.

Its general-secretary Rev Dr Herman Shastri said: “Although the word ‘Valentine’ draws some connection to St Valentine, church authorities have not endorsed the connection, be it Roman Catholic or Protestant.”

On Thursday, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom said the National Fatwa Council had decreed in 2005 that Muslims should refrain from celebrating Valentine’s Day as it was not part of Islamic practices.

The Malaysian Islamic Develop­ment Department (Jakim) launched an anti-Valentine’s Day campaign last night.

It also held a discourse on “Beware of Valentine’s Day Trap” during the launch in Putrajaya.

Jakim director-general Datuk Wan Mohamad Sheikh Abdul Aziz, in explaining Jakim’s call for Muslims to stay away from Valentine’s Day celebrations, said: “Islam promotes love and affection between people. There is nothing wrong in expressing it but when it crosses the boundary of decency, then we have to advise the young to stay away.”

Flyers were distributed to university students to remind them of the negative impact of Valentine’s Day.

Sermons delivered at mosques in the Federal Territory and Selangor during the Friday prayers yesterday also called on Muslims not to celebrate the occasion.

PAS Youth chief Nasrudin Hassan Tantawi said the wing would continue campaigning against Valentine’s Day celebration, adding that “we will not abandon our mission to save the younger generation from committing sins.”





Saturday, February 12, 2011

Marlott : Najib Real Slogans are 1Malay First and 1Malaysia Second

Kuching
Saturday, 13th Feb 2011


Malaysia's national tourism agency promotes the country as "a bubbling bustling melting pot of races and religions where Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other ethnic groups live together in peace and harmony."
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak echoed this view when he announced his government's theme, One Malaysia. "What makes Malaysia unique," Mr. Najib said, "is the diversity of our peoples. One Malaysia's goal is to preserve and enhance this unity in diversity, which has always been our strength and remains our best hope for the future."
If Mr. Najib is serious about achieving that goal, a long look in the mirror might be in order first. Despite the government's new catchphrase, racial and religious tensions are higher today than when Mr. Najib took office in 2009. Indeed, they are worse than at any time since 1969, when at least 200 people died in racial clashes between the majority Malay and minority Chinese communities. The recent deterioration is due to the troubling fact that the country's leadership is tolerating, and in some cases provoking, ethnic factionalism through words and actions.
For instance, when the Catholic archbishop of Kuala Lumpur invited the prime minister for a Christmas Day open house last December, Hardev Kaur, an aide to Mr. Najib, said Christian crosses would have to be removed.
There could be no carols or prayers, so as not to offend the prime minister, who is Muslim. Ms. Kaur later insisted that she "had made it clear that it was a request and not an instruction," as if any Malaysian could say no to a request from the prime minister's office.
Similar examples of insensitivity abound. In September 2009, Minister of Home Affairs Hishammuddin Onn met with protesters who had carried the decapitated head of a cow, a sacred animal in the Hindu religion, to an Indian temple. Mr. Hishammuddin then held a press conference defending their actions. Two months later, Defense Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi told Parliament that one reason Malaysia's armed forces are overwhelmingly Malay is that other ethnic groups have a "low spirit of patriotism." Under public pressure, he later apologized.
The leading Malay language newspaper, Utusan Melayu, prints what opposition leader Lim Kit Siang calls a daily staple of falsehoods that stoke racial hatred. Utusan, which is owned by Mr. Najib's political party, has claimed that the opposition would make Malaysia a colony of China and abolish the Malay monarchy. It regularly attacks Chinese Malaysian politicians, and even suggested that one of them, parliamentarian Teresa Kok, should be killed.
This steady erosion of tolerance is more than a political challenge. It's an economic problem as well. Once one of the developing world's stars, Malaysia's economy has underperformed for the past decade. To meet its much-vaunted goal of becoming a developed nation by 2020, Malaysia needs to grow by 8% per year during this decade. That level of growth will require major private investment from both domestic and foreign sources, upgraded human skills, and significant economic reform. Worsening racial and religious tensions stand in the way.
Almost 500,000 Malaysians left the country between 2007 and 2009, more than doubling the number of Malaysian professionals who live overseas. It appears that most were skilled ethnic Chinese and Indian Malaysians, tired of being treated as second-class citizens in their own country and denied the opportunity to compete on a level playing field, whether in education, business, or government. Many of these emigrants, as well as the many Malaysian students who study overseas and never return (again, most of whom are ethnic Chinese and Indian), have the business, engineering, and scientific skills that Malaysia needs for its future.
They also have the cultural and linguistic savvy to enhance Malaysia's economic ties with Asia's two biggest growing markets, China and India. Of course, one could argue that discrimination isn't new for these Chinese and Indians. Malaysia's affirmative action policies for its Malay majority-which give them preference in everything from stock allocation to housing discounts-have been in place for decades. So what is driving the ethnic minorities away now?
First, these minorities increasingly feel that they have lost a voice in their own government. The Chinese and Indian political parties in the ruling coalition are supposed to protect the interests of their communities, but over the past few years, they have been neutered. They stand largely silent in the face of the growing racial insults hurled by their Malay political partners. Today over 90% of the civil service, police, military, university lecturers, and overseas diplomatic staff are Malay. Even Talent Corp, the government agency created in 2010 that is supposed to encourage overseas Malaysians to return home, is headed by a Malay, with an all-Malay Board of Trustees. Second, economic reform and adjustments to the government's affirmative action policies are on hold. Although Mr. Najib held out the hope of change a year ago with his New Economic Model, which promised an "inclusive" affirmative action policy that would be, in Mr. Najib's words, "market friendly, merit-based, transparent and needs-based," he has failed to follow through. This is because of opposition from right-wing militant Malay groups such as Perkasa, which believe that a move towards meritocracy and transparency threatens what they call "Malay rights."
But stalling reform will mean a further loss in competitiveness and slower growth. It also means that the cronyism and no-bid contracts that favor the well-connected will continue. All this sends a discouraging signal to many young Malaysians that no matter how hard they study or work, they will have a hard time getting ahead.
Mr. Najib may not actually believe much of the rhetoric emanating from his party and his government's officers, but he tolerates it because he needs to shore up his Malay base. It's politically convenient at a time when his party faces its most serious opposition challenge in recent memory-and especially when the opposition is challenging the government on ethnic policy and its economic consequences. One young opposition leader, parliamentarian Nurul Izzah Anwar, the daughter of former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim, has proposed a national debate on what she called the alternative visions of Malaysia's future-whether it should be a Malay nation or a Malaysian nation. For that, she earned the wrath of Perkasa; the government suggested her remark was "seditious."
Malaysia's government might find it politically expedient to stir the racial and religious pot, but its opportunism comes with an economic price tag. Its citizens will continue to vote with their feet and take their money and talents with them. And foreign investors, concerned about racial instability and the absence of meaningful economic reform, will continue to look elsewhere to do business.


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Mahathir Mohamed and Hang Tuah : Both Are Not Malay

Kuching
Tuesday, 8th February 2011

Hang Tuah : Who Was He?

Before attending my primary education, I only admired those warriors from Panggau Libau such as Keling Aji Bujang Berani ,Apai Karung besi, Bujang Legan, Bungai Jawa @ Bungai Nuing,Kemping Padi,Laja Lau Mua,Manggi, Pandak Segatak, Pinang Ipung, Puntang Medang, and Renggan as my great warriors. But this was not last as after I studing malay History I admired Hang Tuah and his "Hang gangs" as my new warriors. The stories of the warriors from Panggau Libau had became a folklore stories to me.
And starting from year 1990, most Malaysians and inclusive myself, our minds were corrupted by the government mass-media with Mahathir Mohamad as the greatest Malay leader of the century.
But who are Mahathir and Hang Tuah and His "Hang Gangs"?
Mahathir as already known by all Malaysian was born and named as Mahathir s/o Iskandar Kutty @Mahathir Mohamed. Mahathir's father, (Iskandar Kutty) was a school teacher of Indian origin, specifically Malayalee (people who speak Malayalam), NOT to be confused with Malay, having migrated from the southern state of Kerala, while his mother was a Malay.
Therefore from the above fact we can conclude that Mahathir is not a true Malay...he is a mamak!

But what about Hang Tuah and the 4 "Hang gangs". Were they Malay? My reading from the internet prooved that Hang Tuah and the 4 "Hang gangs"  were not Malay. They were the Chinese warriors who were sent by the Emperor of China to protect Malacca from Siamese invasion.

Please read it below :

Findings of the team of scientists, archaeologist, historian and other technical staff from the United State, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Yemen & Russia

The graves of Hang Tuah, Hang Jebat, Hang Lekiu and their close friends have been found and their skeletons had been analysed. Their DNA had been analysed and it is found that Hang Tuah, Hang Jebat, Hang Lekiu etc. are not Malay, but Chinese (Islamic Chinese, just like the famous Admiral Cheng Ho). Malacca was a protectorate of China at that time, and the Emperor of China sent the Sultan of Malacca “yellow gifts’ as a token of his sovereignty. The 5 warrior brothers were believed to be sent to help protect Malacca and its Sultan from Siam (Thailand).
The Sultans of Malacca was directly descended from the Parameswara from Indonesia who fled to Tamasek (Singapore) and then to Malacca. The Malaccan Sulatanate family eventually spread and became the Sultanate of the other Malay states of Perak and Johor. Therefore, the Sultanate royal court and the aristocrats of the Malay sultanates are actually foreigners from Sumatra and Java. Hang Tuah and his friends were the protectors of the Indonesian aristocratic Parameswara family who came to Malaya around 1400 AD and claimed sovereignty of the land.

For confirmation please refer to The Federal Association of Arc & Research of Michigan, USA
John Chow’s notes:-

“Hang” is an unusual surname or name for a Malay. It sounds like s corruption of a Chinese surname.
In fact, Chinese names start with the surname first, and given names last. Malay names start with the given names first, and the father’s name last (as in Ahmad bin Yusuf which means “Ahmad, the son of Yusuf”). There is no surname in traditional Malay! There is no surname to carry forward to the next generation.
We also need to examine the genealogy. We know that Hang Tuah’s father was Hang Mamat. Here, we do not see a Malay name transmission. We see a name being carried forward. It is also noted that the placement of the name that is carried forward is in front. This indicates that the surname is “Hang”. It is the transmission of Chinese names.
We also know that Hang Tuah’s son is Hang Nadim. Again, the name “Hang” is carried forward, and yet again, auspiciously in front, as a Chinese name would be, with the surname in front. There is no indication of a Malay naming convention.
Note that Hang Nadim is also known as Si Awang (Malays would colloquially refer to others as “Si”. “A” or “Ah” is a common prefix for referring to others in Chinese. Thus, a person with surname Wang/Huang would be referred to as “Si Ah Wang” in Malaysia - Mr. Ah Huang) by the Malays.
Note that Hang Tuah’s mother is Dang Merdu. “Dang” would be quite an unusual surname for a Malay also. However, “Dang” or “Tang” is a common Chinese surname. Note that the name “Dang” is in front, signifying that this is a Chinese naming convention, yet again.
Some Malays will argue that “Hang” is an honorific term (Humba) for those that serve the royal courts. http://www.freewebs.com/suaraanum/0506b02.htm This argument is not tenable. Firstly, where is the precedence in sultanates that preceded the Malaccan Sultanate? Secondly, where is the evidence that this is so in succeeding sultanates? Thirdly, where is the evidence that this practice was carried out in the sultanate of that time? And has that Sultan given it to other court official and the royal family and their court officials and courtesans? Where is the evidence? Fourthly, since Hang Tuah’s father is called Hang Mamat, then he would have served the Sultan prior to Hang Tuah. But there is no evidence this is so. In fact, there is evidence that Hang Tuah was a very poor kid in the village. His father was not a high court official, and he was not brought up in the court. In addition, since if Hang Tuah’s father Hang Mamat had already served as a high court official, why must Hang Tuah be educated in Bahasa Melayu and court etiquette etc. again since the family is already indoctrinated in royal protocol?
"Dalam perbendaharaan nama-nama orang Melayu semasa zaman kesultanan Melaayu Melaka, tiada terdapat nama-nama seumpama Hang Tuah, Hang Kasturi, Hang Jebat, Hang Lekir, Hang Lekiu, ringkasnya ringkasan yang bermula dengan ¡®Hang¡¯. Sejarah juga telah mencatatkan nama-nama dari bangsa Cina yang bermula dengan Hang, Tan, Maa dan Lee. Ia bergantung kepada suku kaum atau asal-usul keturunan mereka dari wilayah tertentu dari China. Kemungkinan untuk mendakwa bahawa gelaran ¡®Hang¡¯ telah dianugerahkan oleh Raja-Raja Melayu juga tiada asasnya. "
The last sentence loosely translates as, "There's the possibility to propose that the term "Hang" conferred as a honorific by the Malay Kings also has no basis."
Moreover, before the time of the 5 warriors with their close families during this close period of relationship with the Chinese, there are no Malays with this name.
Note that the Chinese ‘princess’ who married the Sultan of Malacca was called “Hang Li Po”. Here, we not only see the same name, but the name is also in front, indicating a Chinese naming convention. Hang Li Po brought along with her many servants and bodyguards from China who became the Baba and Nyonya's of Malacca - these folk exist to this day. Chinese who do not know how to speak or write Chinese. They have been totally ‘malayanised”. Babas are people of Chinese descend who have been malayanised to such an extent that they wear Malay clothing, eat Malay food (with some Chinese food), speak Malay, and do not speak or write Chinese. Malacca is famous for its Baba communities. The only thing that is Chinese about them is that they are of Chinese ancestry. If you say that Hang Tuah is a Malay in the same sense that these Chinese have been malayanised, then you might be quite right. However, at this present moment, we are arguing on the basis whether he was an ethnic Malay or an ethnic Chinese, in the sense of blood ancestry. .
There is an old Chinese tradition where warriors or servants in the royal palace were given or re-issued with surnames given by the emperor, to signify that they belong to the emperor, or to one of his offsprings. Therefore, it is possible that some very special bodyguards of the emperor or the royal family, have the same surname to signify that they are a unit formed especially to protect that one owner. Since the Princess Hang Li Po was given away in marriage to a strategic partner whose land the emperor wanted to ensure is safe and stable, he assigned a group of able warriors to the Princess Li Po, and he gave their families the same surname. This is not an unusual practice for the Chinese emperor.
As for Hang Kasturi having 4 characters in his name, it is unusual, but it does happen that some Chinese have only 2 characters, and some have 4 characters in their names. For example, my paternal grandmother had only 2 characters in her name.
In the GENEALOGICAL TREE OF THE ROYAL FAMILIES OF PERAK STATE you may note 4 things:-

1) Evidence that traditional Malay naming conventions do not carry the name of the father forward.

2) There is no surname to carry forward

3) Neither name nor surname are placed in front.

4) The genealogy of the early part of the lineage tree makes reference to Chinese ancestry:- “Putera Chedra China” “Puetra China” and then later “Paduka Sri Cina”

This proves there has been early Chinese links in the Malay/Indonesian races and aristocratic lineages.
One Malay argued that Hang Tuah was already in the service of the Sultan before Hang Li Po was sent to Malacca. However, there is not evidence of this. A probable reference is the semi folklore Hikayat Hang Tuah, whicjh is not very reliable as it has many contradiction to Sejarah Melayu. . From the Ming Dynasty chronicles does not mention Hang Li Po or Hang Tuah but did mention the trip of Sultan Mansur Shah.
It is even possible that Hang Li Po was a minor “princess” (ie. only a daughter of a court official) who the emperor ordered to be given away to marry a vassal sate in order to ensue loyalty and close diplomatic relation. The whole event was blown up to given the foreign king a big ego boost that the great Chinese overlord gave him his own daughter in marriage! (It is doubtful that the conservative Chinese emperors would give their daughters away to somebody living in a foreign land very far away). It has happened before in the history of China. For example, the Tibetans think that their King Sonten Gampo forced the Chinese emperor to give away his daughter in marriage in order to make peace with great big powerful Tibet. The story from the Chinese side is that the Chinese emperor tricked the egotistical Tibetan king into believing that the palace maid was a princess and sent her off with her retinue and gifts. It was a ‘diplomatic trick”. Therefore, it is possible that the Chinese court repeated the trick on Sultan Mansur Shah, and gave him a “Chinese princess” with many gifts for the Sultan. In the meantime, he sent some warriors to the Sultanate to help ensure peace, safety and stability in the region – all in China’s national interests. Protect your friends and your interests will be protected. Or it could have been a ploy used by the Chinese emperor and the Malaccan sultan to use this marriage of a “princess” to deter the Siamese kings from encroaching on Malaccan territory. Siam would not dare to invade Malacca whose sultan is a son in law of the mighty Chinese empire!
If Mahathir, Hang Tuah and the 4 Hang Gangs not Malay, then who is the real Malay warrior? Could it be Najib or Ibrahim Katak?

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Sabah PKR’s state liaison chief Pajudin quits to join Umno

Kuching
Saturday, 5th February 2011


Problem-ridden Sabah PKR took another blow after its recently appointed state liaison chief Pajudin Nordin quit to join Umno.

Pajudin’s abrupt resignation from the party on Saturday further complicates the ongoing leadership turmoil in Sabah PKR where 18 out of 24 division chiefs had been calling for his removal almost immediately after he was made state chief on Jan 9.

He quit one day before PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail is due to meet state party chiefs to resolve the dispute.

Announcing his move to join Umno before Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman at the latter’s Seri Gaya official residence late Saturday, the 42-year-old Pajudin insisted his move had nothing to do with the no confidence move against him.

“I am disappointed with (PKR supremo Datuk Seri) Anwar Ibrahim and (party president Datin Seri Dr) Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

“Their actions make Sabah PKR leaders look stupid. They say they respect the state but they have not done anything to resolve the problems faced by the party here.

“All Anwar and Wan Azizah have done is to make Sabah PKR irrelevant like how the party is elsewhere in the country.

“PKR has no direction, no real struggle and no credible leaders,” said Pajudin who joined the party in 1999 and was among the first of the party’s members in Sabah.

He said he did not receive any cooperation from Anwar and Wan Azizah in his efforts to strengthen Sabah PKR.

Pajuddin said more Sabah PKR division chiefs, disenchanted with Anwar and Wan Azizah, were likely to be resigning soon.

“On the other hand, I see the Prime Minister providing real leadership in the country as the Chief Minister is doing in Sabah,” he added.

Musa said he was not surprised over Pajudin’s intention to join Umno due to the turmoil in PKR in the state and nationwide.

“PKR has really lost its relevance,” he said, adding that he had been aware of Pajudin’s intention to join Umno for sometime.

“But we gave him time to make up his mind as to where his political allegiance lay.

“There was no coercion on our part. It was purely his intention after realising that the Barisan Nasional’s struggles are genuinely for the people,” Musa added.

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Victoria and David Beckham are expecting a girl

Kuching
Saturday, 5th February 2011


Victoria was "over the moon" last night after being told she will give birth to her very own Baby Spice.

The pregnant star, who shot to fame as Spice Girl singer Posh, was reported to have wept tears of joy after her doctor said a hospital scan indicated she was expecting a girl.

She and soccer star husband David have been desperate for a daughter to add to their three young sons.

A close family friend told The Sun: "David and Victoria are over the moon. This will be their last child and to be told they are having a girl is the icing on the cake for the Beckham clan."

Victoria, 36, had a scan in January at a private hospital near her family home in Sawbridgeworth, England.
Victoria and ex-England skipper Becks, 35, are in Britain until the end of February. David is training with London club Tottenham Hotspur before returning to the US to start the season with LA Galaxy.

The couple's fourth child is due in the northern summer.

Victoria, mum to Brooklyn, 11, Romeo, 8, and Cruz, 5, has spoken frequently of her desire for a little girl. She revealed in one interview she could imagine "painting her nails, putting on make-up, and choosing clothes" with her.

But she seemed reluctant to get her hopes up. Last year she said: "Everyone keeps asking if I'd like a little girl and I think, if I'm lucky enough to have another baby, that would be great."

Posh has said this will be her last child and that four children were the perfect number.

The family source added: "Victoria is 36 and David is thinking about life after retirement. For them, with a sister for their boys - who are growing up fast - this is the perfect family.

"All their dreams have come true. They couldn't have wished for more."

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Chinese New Year Trip to N25 Balai Ringin : Costly Kolok Mee and King Of Fruits and Closed Lachau Police Station

Kuching
Saturday, 5th February 2011

Taking the opportunity of long holiday, my son and I went back to my home town in N25 Balai Ringin to visit my mother.

Pricey Food  During CNY

On the way we stopped at Mile 10th for breakfast. I ate Nasi Lemak at one of the Malay stall in the eating oulet whereas my son ate his favourite kolok mee. When came time for payment, the nasi lemak and drinks were charged at normal price whereas the kolok mee was charged for RM 3.50 or RM 1.00 more, an increased of 40% from its original price. This stall was not the only one in Kuching that charged extra price for foods during Chinese New Year public holiday. Checking made by Bukittunggal found that all of the Chinese eating outlets were selling expensive food during the holiday. What was the government agency that responsible in goods price control is doing?

The King of the Fruits A Gold Mine For People Surrounding Lachau Bazaar

After finished our breakfast, we continued our journey to N25 Balai Ringin. We reached Serian at about 1.00PM. Most of the shops were closed except H&L Supermarket and a wet market. After buying some groceries and two kg of fishes we continued our journey.
First we planned to stop at Sg Tenggang town but when we reached there we found that all the shops were closed.
We then decided to proceed to Lachau town. When we reached Lachau, we discovered that most of the shops were closed. But the things which excited us most was the selling of the durians the "king of the fruits". Prior to the visit, I read in one of the posting in facebook which mentioned that the durians were sold at RM 10 per bunch consists of tree durians. Eager to buy the durians to be brought back to Kuching I asked one of the durian seller and was surprised to find out that one durian cost RM 15. This killed my appetite on durian instantly.
But I felt proud of the Iban in Lachau as they started to learn about entrepreneurship. It alright for me not to buy...after all I dont like durian..aha...








The Only Police Station in Malaysia That Was Closed During Public Holiday

After taking few photographs, I went to the eating outlet located at a row of shoplots developed by Donald Lawan the father of YB Snowdan Lawan, to meet up with Robert Dan the potential candidate for N25-Balai Ringin under SNAP ticket in the coming state election.


The only police station that is closed during Public Holiday..Such a Peaceful Town!

On the way to the shop, I saw a police station that really attracted my attention, its gate was closed and the padlock was locked. Police station is supposed to serve the people around the clock therefore must be opened for 24 hours. Throughout my experience this was the first time that I came across where the police station  is closed during the public holiday.
Since the police station is under the jurisdiction of Sri Aman police, therefore it is imperative that the officer responsible to investigate and find out the reason why the police station was closed.

Just to cut the story short, we left Lachau for my mother house at about 3.30PM


After 30 Years In Power Taib is Capable to Fulfill His New Wife With Financial Needs But Not Her Sexual Needs Even With the Help Of Viagra

Kuching
Saturday, 5th February 2011

After Looking at several photos of Taib with his new wife I just imagined how he could fulfill his new wife who is not yet reaching the age of 30s sexual life.
After more than 30 years in power, ransacking natives of their NCR lands, no doubt this great grand father is capable to fulfill his new wife with the monies that she needs.

After this, millions of Sarawakian monies will flow to Syria. Sarawakian especially the natives, if the people in Egypt can ousted their corrupt President, there is no reason that we the men of the headhunter cannot throw him from power.

Please see his photos with his new wife who is more suitable to be his "cucu" or grand daughter than as wife..















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