Saturday, October 29, 2011

Masing not DCM because of wisdom and thorough thinking?

Declare Deepavali a public holiday in S’wak, KL urged

Borneo Post October 27, 2011, Thursday
KUCHING: The small Indian population in Sarawak should not be used as an excuse by the federal government to exclude the state from the Deepavali holiday, said Land Development Minister Tan Sri Dr James Masing yesterday.

“Sarawak is not Malaysia, and if you talk about Malaysia you have got to look at the whole of Malaysia. So, Sarawak, being part of Malaysia, should be entitled to have a Deepavali break even though the number of Indians here may not be that many,” he said.
Masing said that the small population should not be the issue. The issue is that there are Indians residing in the state and “who are loyal Malaysians, and I think they also deserve a break”.
Speaking to newsmen after attending Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus’ graduation ceremony here yesterday, Masing said the fact that Deepavali was not a public holiday for Sarawak actually surprised him.
He said this was because under the 1Malaysia concept it should be “one Malaysia, one break and one holiday, and not like what was happening now”.
Masing added that it was the decision of the federal government whether to make Deepavali a public holiday for Sarawak or not.
“It is for the federal government to make a declaration. We cannot declare it as a public holiday ourselves,” he explained.
Masing opined that if events such as Deepavali were not declared a public holiday, then the 1Malaysia concept doesn’t hold water.
“By right this kind of things should be done automatically by the federal leadership … there is no need to wait for the state to push for it.”
Masing, however, pointed out that under statutory requirement only a certain number of days for holidays were permitted annually and as such if Deepavali were to be declared a public holiday for Sarawak then the government had cancel one holiday to replace it.


Point 1  Tiada pemipin MIC atau PPP pernah memperjuangkan keperluan Dayak atau Sarawak di kerajaan persekutuan
Point 2  Kalau Deepavali jadi cuti umum di Sarawak maka Gawai atau Good Friday perlu dibatalkan untuk ganti hari kerja yang hilang.  Inikah yang dimahukan oleh Yang Berhormat Tan Sri James Jemut Masing?
Point 3  Setiap press statement oleh menteri adalah di anggap polisi kerajaan negeri kerana beliau adalah ahli kabinet Sarawak.  Adakah press statement oleh Yang Berhormat Tan Sri James Jemut Masing ini polisi kerajaan negeri atau belum dirujuk?

Does this press statement by Right Honourable Tan Sri James Jemut Masing displays wisdom and maturity befitting a Deputy Chief Minister of Sarawak?

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Leo Toyad tutup pintu untuk Abu Bekir di Mukah?

Up to party, Mukah MP says about his renomination

Borneo Post September 12, 2011, Monday
MIRI: Incumbent Dato Sri Dr Muhammad Leo Michael Toyad laughed it off when reporters asked if he would defend his Mukah seat in the coming parliamentary election.
He said it all depended on his party – Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) to decide.
“You shouldn’t ask me this question … it all depends on the party’s decision if I stay or not,” he replied in jest.
Nevertheless, he said he was ready to serve the constituency for another term if given the chance.
“Well, I have no wish to step down.
“I am still able to work and at the moment also I am still working to develop my constituency, so I am ready to defend my seat”, he said, stressing again that his renomination was subject to the party’s decision.
Admitting that as much as he wanted to, he could not comment further as the matter was for the party to decide.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

4 + 1 candidates for CM -

It has been established that there are contenders to succeed YAB Pehin Sri as CM.  PBB Deputy President II and Sarawak Minister Housing and Tourism Minister Yang Berhormat Datuk Amar Abang Abdul Rahman Zohari Tun Openg, PBB Deputy President I and Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu anak Numpang, PBB Senior Vice President Yang Berhormat Datuk Amar Awang Tengah and Yang Berhormat Dato Norah Tun Rahman are the present contenders.  With these latest revelation by its 4+1. 

Taib may have found ‘true successor’

Joseph Tawie | October 10,
Little known former state forestry director Len Talif Salleh, who holds many of Taib Mahmud's deepest secrets, is now a serious contender for the Sarawak's chief minister's post.
KUCHING: Many believe that the leading contenders to succeed ageing Chief MInister Taib Mahmud are his Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) party information chief, Adenan Satem, senior vice-president Awang Tengah Ali Hassan and its deputy president Abang Johari Tun Openg. But others, however, think that the trio are only for show.
According to these soothsayers, when the time comes – in two or three years – for Taib to step down, it will be Len Talif Salleh who will step into his shoes.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New candidate for CM

A KL Datuk known as Ab Jl has been informing the KL business community and federal civil servants that like america, sarawak will also have a change in leadership symbol.  America had its first President of african descent.  According to dtk abd jl sarawak will have its first lady CM.

Before we dismiss outright this 'information' spread by dtk ab jl in KL, we should study the facts.