Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Siapakah sebenarnya 'mastermind' pengecilan SPDP dan ancaman kepada PRS?

Lebih setahun parti SPDP telah perlahan demi perlahan diperkecilkan dari 4 ahli parlimen dan 6 ahli DUN kepada satu ahli DUN sahaja (YB Wong Judat berjinak dengan Sarawak Workers Party).

Sekarang PRS diserang hebat oleh Datuk Sng Chee Hua, anaknya Larry Sng dan YB Wong Judat (DUN Meluan).

Pada zahirnya nampak seperti semua bertindak bersendirian tetapi sebenarnya adakah seorang atau beberapa orang 'mastermind' yang 'orchestrate' kerosakan dua-dua parti komponen BN ini?  Adakah 'mastermind' ini bertujuan untuk mengambil alih kuasa teratas Sarawak?

Tunku Abdul Aziz : I am not have never been a politician


Monday, May 28, 2012

Breaking News - Larry Sng is Sarawak Workers Party President



Larry Sng is elected Sarawak Workers Party’s president *new!

SIBU: Former assistant minister Larry Sng Wei Shien was today elected Sarawak Wokers’ Party (SWP) president at its inaugral annual general meeting here.
Larry Sng
SWP is the latest local based opposition party in the state.
Its prime mover is Larry’s father, Datuk Sng Chee Hua, who is former deputy president of the Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) and former Pelagus state assemblyman and Julau member of parliament.
Pelagus state assemblyman George Lagong, who won as an independent in the last state election, and who recently joined the party, was also elected the party’s deputy president.
Its two senior vice-presidents are Josephine Randan Mawat, and William Gani Bina who is also Sarawak Teacher’s Union president.
The party has two other vice-presidents and 14 supreme council members who include part-time lecturer Ellison Ludan and former senior police officer Jonathan Jalin who are tipped to be its candidates for Kanowit and Lubok Antu, respectively, against PRS’ Datuk Aaron Dagang and William Nyalau.
Speaking to reporters, Larry, 33, maintained SWP would be a Barisan Nasional (BN)-friendly party but would contest against the state BN component party, PRS, in its six seats of Lubok Antu, Sri Aman, Hulu Rajang, Kanowit, Julau and Selangau.
“We will be friendly to the rest of the state BN component parties and look forward to working with them.
“We are a multi-racial party with our headquarters in Kuching…currently, we have about 10,000 registered members state-wide,” he said, adding the party was also a blend of new and experienced politicians from both urban and rural areas.
Meanwhile, Larry said he would soon announce his resignation as special advisor (youth matters) to the state government.
He won the Pelagus state seat in the 2001 and 2006 elections on a PRS ticket.
He was appointed assistant minister in the Chief Minister’s Office, and later, assistant minister for industrial development.
In 2002, Larry was sacked from PRS, reportedly for insubordination. – Bernama


Saturday, May 26, 2012

Baru Bian - Speeches by BN Ministers good and desires that development can be balanced with good environment




Benefits from SCORE must be equitably shared — Baru

Borneo Post on May 25, 2012, Friday

“Definitely we are not people who go against development. But we want to see that it is done properly. At the end of the day, the benefit from the whole thing must be equitably shared between the rakyat of Sarawak,” he said when commenting on Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud’s winding-up speech on Wednesday which was the last day of the 17th State Legislative Assembly session.KUCHING: The benefits from the mammoth Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) must be equitably shared among all the people of Sarawak, said Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) state liaison chief Baru Bian.
He stressed that the government must walk the talk and ensure that what was implemented and happening on the ground was according to what they had said and promised.
Amongst other things, the Chief Minister spoke at length about the rationale for SCORE as well as the direct and indirect benefits it could bring to the state’s economy and local communities if the people were willing to grab hold and make the most of the opportunities it would yield.
“The speeches are really good, it is their vision. I, too, desire that the state should be propelled to greater heights but not at the expense of people‘s livelihoods, the environment, our health and our children’s future. Those are the things we need to consider as well,” said Baru, who is the state assemblyman for Ba Kelalan.
He implied the need to ascertain the truth of certain situations, especially when there appeared to be a gap between rhetoric and reality.
Baru highlighted three ongoing issues which reflected this need; namely ensuring adequate numbers of trained and educated workforce for SCORE, the acquisition and compensation for native customary rights (NCR) land and conflicting reports concerning the opinions of the communities which would be affected by the construction of the Baram Dam.
When asked whether he thought that every Sarawakian had an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from SCORE as asserted by the government, Baru cited the Dayak Chamber of Commerce and Industry which recently voiced their concerns over opportunities for local businesses to participate in SCORE and partake of its benefits as an example.
“I don’t want to see and hear rhetoric. I want to see practical things being done. As of now, it appears to me that it is not. With that type of complaint, I don’t see that is the reality on the ground.”

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

YB Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu highlights DAP support for communist killing and cruelty during RASCOM


Johnny Mustafa (antara ratusan rakyat sarawak yang telah dibunuh oleh komunis)
Kaum cina yang moderate cintakan keamanan dan benci kekejaman komunis
DUN Sarawak 23 Mei 2012 (tanpa suntingan atau censor)


Tuan Speaker, Tuan Speaker, please be sensitive to all these. We have, it stand
to record the Dayak communities support for the Government by forgiving the
communist terrorist who terrorised, who terrorised RASCOM for a good number of years
killing people. Sit down.

Tuan Speaker, the truth hurts. Ahli Yang Berhormat for Bukit Assek who

habitually twice, they got record in this Dewan who be a liar. And are the truth hurts
killing Penghulu Imban, Penghulu Andok,
boarders scout
Pembangunan Luar Bandar
more. We the Dayak communities support the government to forgive the communist
terrorist who terrorised in RASCOM areas
Johnny Mustafa, Herman Wong, Christopher Jantan and all the in
RANGERS. So, be reasonable. The Dayaks suffered because I know, I worked in
RASCOM for two years.
Tuan Speaker: Are you giving way? Clarification to the... (Interruption)

Timbalan Ketua Menteri dan Menteri dan Menteri
Sri (Dr) Alfred Jabu anak

th May, I amnot

can I continue? I know the

Luar Bandar dan Menteri
Sri (Dr) Alfred Jabu anak

Speaker ... (Interruption)

Pemodenan Pertanian (Y.B. Datuk Patinggi Tan
Numpang): No. Let me continue. The truth hurts. The truth hurts and let me state here.
When Chin Peng, the communist leaders apply to return to Malaysia, DAP never object
Chin Peng application.

Chong mendakwa gaji CEO SESCO adalah lebih RM 300 ribu

                                                    Chairman SESCO Hamed Sepawi

Chong not happy with sub-standard answer

Borneo Post May 22, 2012, Tuesday
THAT’S MY POINT: Chong Chieng Jen (DAP-Kota Sentosa) speaking at a press conference accompanied by comrades Padungan assemblyman Wong King Wei and Pending assemblywoman Violet Yong.
KOTA SENTOSA assemblyman Chong Chieng Jen yesterday labelled a minister’s reply as “standard bureaucratic answer”, the kind which “many Sarawakians will not accept”.
He claimed that Minister of Public Utilities Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hassan had missed two vital aspects as far as justification for a semi-public servant’s annual salary of over RM4 million was concerned.
“He said the expatriate is more experienced than Kota Sentosa (YB). Yes, he is, in terms of electricity. But how can he say the CV and qualifications of the expatriate is confidential?
“He was employed by a government-owned company.
We know all government employees come under the same salary scale. For example, engineering has E1 to E8.
“All government servants’ salaries are open and transparent, subject to public scrutiny. So what is so special with this CEO? This has nothing to do with national security,” he told the press after the sitting adjourned.
Chong asserted that there were many talented Sarawakians out there to serve the company, and he did not see the rationale of having recruited expatriate.
He added that Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) chief executive officer earned only RM1.2 million a year while taking care of a corporation running a capacity of 20,000 megawatt.
“Whereas Sesco only has about 1,200 megawatt capacity but its CEO is taking home RM4.4 million as annual salary. How can this be?”
Chong added that Datuk Seri Idris Jala, who is heading Performance Management and Delivery Unit (Pemandu) “is someone like a CEO of the whole nation”.
“Idris Jala is the head of Pemandu, looking after all the transformation programmes launched by Najib. Why can’t he not head one small Sesco?”
Citing another example, Chong said ‘a Betong boy’ was appointed to replace the CEO of Singaporean MRT management system following a blackout last year.
“The Sarawakian is surnamed Tan and comes from Betong. There are a lot of talented Sarawakians, and trust me they do not command some RM4 million as annual salary.
“Therefore, I cannot accept Awang Tengah’s argument, and I do not think any Sarawakian will accept it.”




Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Manyin vs Ting Tze Fui



Don’t smear state’s image — Manyin

Borneo Post May 22, 2012, Tuesday

Minister for Infrastructure Development and Communications Dato Sri Michael Manyin said it was inappropriate for Ting Tze Fui (DAP-Meradong) to make negative remarks against the government as far as Sungei Sian ferry ramp was concerned.MEMBERS of the opposition camp were yesterday cautioned in the august house not to smear the state’s image by going to the press to accuse the government of wasting money.
“You went to the press to say that the government was wasting money on the ferry ramp. I have told you it was not built by JKR (Public Works Department).
“If the people there do not want the ramp, we can stop it. We do not need to supply the ferry,” he said, replying to a supplementary question raised by Ting during his winding-up speech.
Manyin disclosed that he subscribed to two Chinese papers at home even though he did not understand the language.
“I subscribe two Chinese newspapers. I do not read, but my other half does. I have Sin Chew clippings here with me which highlighted you as accusing the government of wasting money on the ferry ramp.”
Earlier, he said JKR had investigated and concluded that the existing ramp could only cater for small motor launches, carrying only passengers and motorcycles.
“It was not designed to cater for vehicular ferry and heavy vehicles. In response to the people’s need and request, and in the spirit of People First, Performance Now, the government decided to construct a new ramp that caters for vehicular ferry and heavy vehicles.”
Ting did not appear to be satisfied with the answer as she further questioned: “You said it was not designed for vehicles, then why…”
Her microphone was switched off and the opposition bench started protesting. Although Manyin attempted to explain more, the protest went on.
Deputy Speaker Datuk Roland Sagah Wee Inn was heard saying: “They do not understand English. You (Manyin) just proceed.”
Before Manyin continued his speech, he repeated what Sagah said and added: “They do not understand English. Let me finish my speech.”


Saturday, May 19, 2012

DAP berbahasa rasis untuk menghina pemimpin kerajaan






Dr Annuar takes a jibe at DAP’s provocative state election slogan

Posted on May 19, 2012, Saturday
DAP’s last state election propaganda, ‘Bai Mao Bu Dao, Ren Min Chi Cao’, (literarily translated ‘If white hair does not get toppled, people will have to eat grass’) was hotly debated in the morning session of the sitting yesterday.
Dr Annuar Rapa’ee (BN-Nangka) described it as “dirty propaganda” to hoodwink the people.
“After more than a year, is there anyone found eating grass because of poverty? How many of you (DAP members) are eating grass now since the last state election?
“This is indeed a mischievous attempt at spinning the issue and nurturing hatred,” lambasted Dr Annuar who reasoned that he held the responsibility to bring up the issue to warn the people of the tricks of DAP.
He said DAP members have continuously painted the Barisan Nasional (BN) in a bad light because they want to distract the attention of voters as
they have failed to bring development to the constituencies that are under their care.
For instance, in Sibu, DAP leaders have done almost nothing to show to the voters who had given the mandate to the party in the Sibu by-election and last state election, he said.
“I want to issue a challenge to DAP to tell this august house the projects they have implemented and their future plans for Sibu and the state as a whole.
“Good governance is not only about offering good services to the people and providing solutions to their problems and needs but also to institute healthy growth to the community which will benefit the existing generation and the generations to come.”
Dr Annuar stressed that the failure of the opposition in forming the promised shadow cabinet showed that they were not serious in a two-party system but instead had more interest in creating a chauvinistic two-race party system.
Attempts by Wong Ho Leng (DAP-Bukit Assek) and other DAP members to defend the propaganda issue were denied by Dr Annuar.
Wong, however, who debated the address of the Head of State after Dr Annuar used the opportunity to inform the latter that the propaganda was merely a “figurative slogan”.
Wong added that the propaganda was actually inspired by SUPP’s propaganda, ‘Kang Nan Bu Dao, Ren Lian Bu Bao’ (literarily, ‘If Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan does not step down, SUPP will not survive’) during the party’s internal dispute in 2006.
Chong Chieng Jen (DAP-Kota Sentosa) told a press conference later that Dr Annuar should seek advice from linguistic experts if he could not understand the meaning of the figurative slogan.
“I’m here to challenge Dr Annuar or any PBB leaders to debate on the issue.
“I welcome (Abdul) Karim (Rahman Hamzah) (BN-Asajaya) and Abdullah Saidol (BN-Semop) to have a debate with me.
“The debate can be done in Bahasa Malaysia or English or in Mandarin, if they prefer that language.”

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Ucapan YB Baru Bian di DUN ke 17 Sarawak




Mr Speaker,


Thank you for giving me the opportunity to address this august House on the occasion of debating the Motion of Appreciation on the address of His Excellency the Governor of Sarawak given on 14th May 2012.

Straight to excerpt:-
1.   


3.    THE SARAWAK ECONOMY

Mr Speaker, I am deeply concerned about the future of Sarawak – the outlook for the average Sarawakian is not as rosy as it is painted to be by the media. Witness the frantic chaos when the RM500 handout to the people was being distributed. What proportion of the population was eligible for the handout? Judging from the hordes of people scrambling for the money, Sarawak is in serious trouble. This handout was for households with low incomes. Does this mean that the people of Sarawak can be categorized as poor? It is no secret that Sarawak is one of the four poorest states in Malaysia, despite being the richest in resources.


Perhaps if we could see what the sources of the investments were, we may better understand the picture. We were told by the Minister for International Trade and Industry that RM6.7 bil of the investments were from Petronas, while SCORE registered an investment of RM8.2 bil. These two figures add up to RM14.9 bil covering the whole of the total investments in the State. Petronas being the major oil and gas explorer or perhaps for an appropriate term ‘exploiter’ from the state should rightly invest some of its funds in Sarawak; the investment is to help them to continue their exploring activities in the state. The million-dollar question to be asked here is: who benefits from Petronas’ activities the most? It is most definitely not Sarawak or Sarawakians.

Then the investments in SCORE. It has been reported that the investments are predominantly in the energy-intensive industries such as aluminum smelting plants, polycrystalline silicon, metallic silicon and Ferro alloy projects; and that four of the companies, namely Press Metal Bintulu SDN Bhd, Tokuyama Corporation Japan, Asia Minerals Ltd (HK) and OM Holdings Ltd (Singapore) have already commenced construction works. What these companies may have the advantage is that they are in some sort of joint venture or other connection with bigger companies like CMS, which has no connection with the ordinary Sarawakians. Even in the newpapers on Monday 14 May, the Dayak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) lamented on their being excluded from SCORE, being left as bystanders while non-Sarawakian companies are given all the opportunity of developing SCORE. It was noted that of the 15 companies involved in SCORE, only 3 were Sarawakian companies.

Again, what are these sorts of investments going to mean for the average Sarawakian or even to the local entrepreneurs?


4.    ECONOMY & EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The lack of jobs and poor salaries are two other factors, which impede the growth of Sarawak. Firstly, because a few major players control the market in Sarawak with connections to those in power, other businesses find it difficult to penetrate into the market. These companies and their subsidiaries take government contracts. Sarawak in effect is run by a few companies with monopolies in every sector, allowing them to control their prices and the wages they pay, which are generally very low. Hence, the outflow of Sarawakian labour.  There are not enough jobs to keep the youths gainfully and meaningfully employed here, resulting in migration to Peninsula Malaysia and other countries. Salaries and wages are low for what jobs are available. In fact the Labour Department reported that unattractive salaries are the cause of unemployment in the state (Borneo Post 13 May 2012) and that the salary of RM500 offered by some employers was not enough to even cover daily expenses.

The bitter pill for our people to swallow, is the fact that not only content with grabbing their lands for huge plantations, leaving them with no source of income or survival, the plantation companies are not willing to offer decent wages so that these displaced folk can have the means to survive. The wages of RM18 a day attract workers from neighbouring countries, who live extremely frugally to be able to send their wages home. The injustice is being allowed to continue, as these big companies are the few players who can control and dictate the market wages at will.

What we need are policies to break monopolies to encourage healthy competition, to promote small and medium industries. However, the RM800 for Sarawak is still below our poverty line index of RM830, which is insufficient for an average family to make ends meet. That is bad enough but what is worse is there is a difference between Peninsula Malaysia and Sarawak and Sabah where the minimum wage of RM900-00 is higher than Sarawak and Sabah. I don’t think that is fair because the basic controlled items like sugar, salt, petrol and other household items are the same throughout the country. In fact some household items are more expensive when they get to Sarawak. The PR minimum wage of RM1,100 would be a more manageable wage for Sarawakians, bearing in mind that the cost of living is higher here than it is in Peninsula Malaysia.

Therefore, we need to stem the tide of Sarawakians moving away from the state and to reduce our dependence on foreign workers. 

On the subject of foreign workers, I wish to ask why it is that we only seem to attract the unskilled workers from poorer countries than Malaysia. Why is it that we do not attract professionals into the state? As an example, we have a shortage of medical specialists, such as oncologists and yet we cannot attract such professionals to come to Sarawak. We are lacking in basic healthcare for many in the more remote areas of the State; do not even have a hospital or fully staffed clinics. And yet we are promoting medical tourism for foreigners to come and have their treatment here. This is another case where we are putting the needs of our people below the moneymaking motive of the private hospitals. Our priorities need to be re-evaluated. We must take care of our own first.

5.    
6.    50TH YEAR AFTER INDEPENDENCE

With all that is happening in Sarawak at the moment, from the struggle of the natives with the government over their land rights and the Dams, the high incidence of labour migration, poor educational opportunities, poor healthcare and basic needs, poor infrastructure (especially roads), and some alleged weaknesses in administering the State, the 50th year of our independence offers us little to celebrate. The rights of Sarawak as stated in the 18-points agreement I believe have been slowly and insidiously eroded without anyone realizing it until this stage. It is time we take heed of what is rightfully ours. In this regard, I wish to highlight several points of concern under the said18-Points Agreement for the State Government to look into:


a.   Borneonisation: Although I do not have the exact numbers, I believe that only about 10% of senior state and federal governmental positions in Sarawak are held by Sarawakians. This is not in the spirit of the Agreement and as there are more than enough Sarawakians capable of filling these positions, I urge the State Government to enforce and give effect to this clause in the Agreement.

b.   Representation in Parliament: The Cobbold Commission, which was set up to determine whether the people of North Borneo (now Sabah) and Sarawak supported the proposal to create the Malaysia consisting of MalayaSingaporeNorth Borneo, and Sarawak stated in their report under paragraphs 165 and 190(g) that there was strong support for the merger and  that the representation of the Borneo States in the Federal Parliament should make up 34% of parliamentary seats and take account not only of their populations but also their size and potentialities. In addition, the Commission hoped that the Election Commission would also take account of the distance from the centre, and the difficulty of internal communications. Article 161E of the Federal Constitution provides for the protection of this quota for the two States in that no amendment is allowed without their consent. Sarawak is a huge state and many of her parliamentary constituencies are as big as any of the states in Peninsula Malaysia with accessibility only through jungle tracks and logging roads. The increase of representatives from such an area in the Federal Parliament would definitely augur well for the constituents and for national integration. I urge the State to call on the Election Commission or Federal Government to restore this 34% of seats to Sabah and Sarawak.

c.    Religion: This is one of the safeguards, which we must jealously guard. Sarawak being of a different ethnic composition from Peninsula Malaysia, it was agreed that ‘While there was no objection to Islam being the national religion of Malaysia there should be no State religion in Sarawak, and the provisions relating to Islam in the present Constitution of Malaya should not apply to Sarawak’. The absence of a state religion is a hallmark of Sarawak agreeing to join in the formation Malaysia in 1963, due to the wisdom of our forefathers who acknowledged that Sarawak is a land for all creeds or beliefs to mutually prosper and grow with respect for each other’s rights and freedom. It however disturbs me greatly to note that in its latest publication entitled Sarawak Facts and Figures 2010, the State Planning Unit of the Chief Minister’s Department states clearly on page 2 that Islam is the Official Religion of Sarawak. I respectfully ask for a clarification on this matter from the Chief Minister and I hope for a reassurance that this most fundamental agreement has not been amended or taken away subtly from us.

d.  Official Language: The 18-point agreement preserves for us the use of the English language as one of the official languages of the State for all purposes, State or Federal, without limitation of time. This right is further safeguarded in Art 161 in Part XIIA of the Federal Constitution. Again I was disappointed to read in page 2 of the State Planning Unit’s Sarawak Facts and Figures 2010 that Malay is the official language. Again, I would like to get clarification from the Chief Minister as to whether there is an official language for the State of Sarawak, which we are unaware of. Mr Speaker, you are aware that we are perhaps the only State Assembly in Malaysia, which allows any language spoken in Sarawak to be used in this august house. On that premise, there cannot be an official language for Sarawak.

e.  Education: The Education policies of the Federal government have been counter-productive; I believe the standard of education has dropped tremendously over the last two or three decades. Even the Minister of Education is not sure exactly how good or bad the educational system is. In April, he was reported to have claimed that Malaysia’s education is “one of the best in the world and that it is better than that being provided in the United States, Germany and also the United Kingdom”. However, in Sunday’s papers, he was reported to have said that the government's 10 to 15-year target to achieve an education system on par with, or better than those of developed countries, was realistic. Given the confusion at Federal level, and the constant changing of goalposts to achieve an acceptable percentage of passes perhaps for public consumption or perhaps for political reason, I propose that Sarawak takes ownership of our Education System again and strive to achieve the level of education which we once made us proud.

f.     Sarawak’s Legislative List: This list includes land, under which oil and gas belong. Let us insist on receiving more than the meager 5% of the oil and gas revenue that the Federal Government takes from us through Petronas. With this money, much can be done to develop our neglected Sarawak. Proper dual carriageway roads, public transport systems, healthcare, affordable housing and free education will help us to make some progress towards lifting Sarawak out of its impoverished status. With proper and prudent management and the end of leakages and unwarranted commissions, there is much that can be achieved for Sarawak with this amount of funds.


Amidst the negotiations for the formation of Malaysia, the late Temenggong Jugah anak Barieng was said to have made a prophetic comment; he said in Iban ‘Anang anang Malaysia sebaka tebu, manis di pohon, tawal di hujung.’ [“Let not Malaysia be like the sugarcane that is sweet at the head or base and less sweet at the end”].

Yes, over the last 30 years or so, the sweetness has indeed turned sour. It is time for us to reclaim what is rightly ours and let all the people taste the sweetness of this Fair Land Sarawak.

May God bless Sarawak and His Excellency the Governor and Toh Puan with joy, happiness and good health.

For all those who celebrate Gawai may I wish you prosperity and bountiful harvests in the years ahead.  

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Rakyat harus berfikiran matang - TYT Sarawak





Jangan bertindak di luar batasan, sentiasa hormati undang-undang: Tun Salahuddin
KUCHING: Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Datuk Patinggi Abang Muhammad Salahuddin mahu rakyat di negeri ini supaya tidak bertindak di luar batasan dan sentiasa menghormati kedaulatan undang-undang.
Beliau berkata tindakan seperti itu bukan hanya akan menggugat keharmonian serta perpaduan rakyat berbilang kaum di negeri ini tetapi menjejaskan pertumbuhan ekonomi.
“Saya menasihati semua rakyat (Sarawak) supaya tidak mudah terpedaya dengan sebarang usaha yang boleh menggugat keharmonian di negeri ini.
“Perpaduan adalah asas kepada keamanan, kedamaian dan kemajuan yang dinikmati selama ini.
“Oleh itu, perpaduan yang sedia wujud di kalangan rakyat pelbagai suku kaum hendaklah sentiasa dipupuk serta dipelihara,” ujarnya.
Beliau berkata demikian ketika berucap pada Istiadat Pembukaan Penggal Kedua Persidangan Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Negeri Sarawak Ke-17 di Kompleks DUN di sini, semalam.
Tun Salahuddin menambah, rakyat harus berfikir secara matang dan tidak mudah terpengaruh dengan budaya yang berselindung di sebalik amalan demokrasi dan kebebasan bersuara.
Beliau berkata rakyat harus sedia maklum penglibatan dalam aktiviti-aktiviti tidak berfaedah itu akan menjejaskan keselamatan awam, kestabilan politik dan pembangunan ekonomi serta menjejaskan imej negara.
Dalam ucapan perasmiannya itu juga Tun Salahuddin berkata pembangunan ekonomi harus seimbang dengan pembangunan sosial untuk kesejahteraan hidup berkualiti.
Menurutnya dalam mengejar kemajuan pesat, isu-isu sosial seperti jenayah, jangkitan penyakit berjangkit, amalan hidup songsang dan tekanan hidup harus dikawal dan dipantau.
“Masalah ini mestilah ditangani dengan bijaksana kerana kesannya merencatkan pertumbuhan ekonomi, meruntuhkan nilai moral dan menggugat keselamatan negeri.
“Pihak berwajib perlulah menjalankan tugas dengan dedikasi dan komited menangani masalah tersebut melalui pendekatan praktikal serta berkesan,” katanya.
Justeru katanya kepimpinan kerajaan tempatan dan di peringkat akar umbi mesti memainkan peranan lebih aktif agar lebih ramai rakyat terlibat dalam proses pembangunan sosial.
Menyentuh mengenai pembangunan Koridor Tenaga Diperbaharui Sarawak (SCORE), beliau berkata ia berada di landasan yang betul dan akan menjadikan Sarawak berstatus negeri maju dan berpendapatan tinggi menjelang 2020.
“Oleh itu rakyat perlu memperlengkapkan diri untuk merebut peluang-peluang yang diwujudkan oleh industri baharu ini serta kesan limpahannya.
“Golongan belia khususnya lepasan sekolah hendaklah merebut peluang latihan teknikal dan vokasional yang ditawarkan oleh pelbagai institusi latihan awam dan swasta,” katanya.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Mukasurat Depan Utusan Sarawak menolak calon wanita untuk Samarahan


Dewasa ini lebih ramai orang samarahan menolak calon wanita untuk parlimen samarahan.  Orang kuat Hamzah Ibrahim ketua pemuda PBB Zon Samarahan iaitu Kanselor Daily mengeluarkan kenyataan akhbar mukasurat depan Utusan Sarawak bahawa beliau mahu calon lelaki, tempatan dan ahli PBB.  Inilah Kanselor yang dikehendaki iaitu lantang bersuara menyatakan kehendak sebenar akar umbi.  Kanselor-kanselor lain patut belajar dan lebih berani memberi kenyataan politik.  District Officer Asajaya Rubiah Wang bukan sahaja bukan lelaki tetapi beliau bukan ahli PBB.  Hamzah Ibrahim  menjadi Ketua Zon Samarahan Pemuda PBB setelah dilantik oleh Ketua Pemuda PBB Yang Berhormat Datuk Fadilah Yusuf untuk jawatan penting tersebut.

Dengan keluarnya kenyataan akhbar di muka surat depan Utusan Sarawak ini maka menunjukkan bukan sahaja Hamzah Ibrahim mempunyai sokongan di kalangan Melayu Samarahan tetapi juga Bidayuh Samarahan.  Hamzah Ibrahim juga Timbalan Ketua PBB Cawangan Muara Tuang badan induk. Oleh itu terserlahnya kekuatan Hamzah Ibrahim sungguh besar.  Ini di kenalpasti oleh wartawan Utusan Sarawak yang meletakkan artikel ini di muka depan suratkhabar seriring dengan artikel-artikel nasional dan negeri.  Kepimpinan PBB di samarahan mahupun teratas tiada pilihan tetapi akur kepada desakan ini.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Sim Kwang Yang - The Next General Election




The next general election

 Hornbill Unleashed 












Sim Kwang Yang
The burning question of the day in Malaysia is: When will the next general election be held?
This will be the first time our premier Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will have to seek a fresh mandate from Malaysians as the Prime Minister.
He has missed a few significant dates already, indicating perhaps some degree of uncertainty on his part.
Looking back over the past election results, the outcome of the next general election can only be described as new — uncertain and unpredictable.
Anything can happen, including a change of government at the federal level.
Since its formation as a nation, Malaysia has gone through fantastic transformation.
Although old racial issues still persist, our country is now much less stereotyped than ever before.
The outcome of this general election is anybody’s guess.
The country is still trying to recover from the impact of the political tsunami in 2008, as Barisan Nasional lost control of five state governments, apart from losing its traditional two-thirds majority in parliament.
It just goes to show that the country has evolved almost beyond recognition, as we work towards a two-party political governance system.
The emergence of the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) opposition coalition, comprising PKR, PAS and DAP, has broken the BN’s iron grip on power.
After the last general election, we can conclude that the old political powerhouses of Gerakan, MCA and MIC no longer wield the power they once enjoyed.
Few people expect them to launch a political comeback after their disastrous defeats.
Many factors contributed to this drastic change of political fortunes within such a short period of time.
Essentially, the political equation of Malaysia has changed at a fundamental level.
Citizens of all races are much better informed and more demanding than before.
They still care about the bread-and-butter issues, but their expectations from their government are much higher now.
You can no longer satisfy them using empty promises and slogans.
For one thing, the Internet is now one of the most powerful tools of communication in the country.
People can communicate with one another freely on the Net at what seems to be the speed of light.
It can build a new social contract between the people and the government.
The day no longer exists when the government can happily influence the formation of opinions among all citizens.
But the basics of the general election still remain the same.
Any general election is still a golden opportunity for the people to exercise their self-determination, in realising the highest ideal of the democratic state.
Fortunately, except for the ugly incident of May 13, 1969, general elections have always been a tame affair.
Unlike newly emergent states that have witnessed the Arab Spring, Malaysia will not see a violent change of government because most people understand the peaceful rules of the game.
Therefore, we Malaysians should cherish the value of our democratic system by voting without fear or favour.
Vote for a good government who will truly serve the people’s will, without prejudice.
Our system of democracy may have many flaws, especially those practices that give extraordinary powers to the government.
But the democracy that we have also provides the course of redress for us to right the wrongs of the past.
We should treasure this legacy of democratic progress by working hard at its continuation and improvement.
Vote for a candidate of your choice, without hesitation, for the sake of the people and the country.

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Sebanaku bersetuju dengan penulisan diatas oleh bekas ahli Parlimen DAP Sim Kwang Yang.  Rakyat Malaysia amnya dan rakyat Sarawak khususnya tidak mahu lagi ditipu oleh ahli politik, civil servant dan tauke-tauke besar.  Civil servant tidak boleh mengambil banyak rasuah dan 'berlindung' belakang pemimpin-pemimpin kerajaan yang kena tembak.  Tauke-tauke besar pun tidak boleh gelojoh dan memerah rakyat dengan monopoli/naik harga kemudian 'mengasingkan diri' dan pemimpin-pemimpin kerajaan sahaja yang ditembak.  Ahli-ahli politik dari BN dan DAP, PKR, PAS wajib untuk lebih ikhlas untuk rakyat.


Monday, May 7, 2012

Demonstrate but do not ‘lose your senses’, Najib tells Malaysians





May 06, 2012
ROMPIN, May 6 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak reassured Malaysians tonight of their right to demonstrate but reminded them to do so with restraint and not “go wild”.
The prime minister also expressed disappointment with some Bersih 3.0 participants, who turned unruly during the event last Saturday by refusing to heed police orders and allegedly attacking them.
“We have no objections if you want to hold a peaceful demonstration, we practise open democracy; everyone has rights, including the opposition, but the country’s laws must be respected.
“But do it peacefully, like civilised people, not go wild and jump around as though you have lost your senses,” he was quoted as saying tonight by the national news agency.
Najib was addressing some 10,000 people during the “Evening with the Prime Minister” event at Dataran Rompin here, according to Bernama Online.
The prime minister also alleged that the allegations against the police were aimed at tarnishing the image of the force through the international media.
“We told them to hold the rally in a stadium, but they wanted to bring the participants to the streets.
“Maybe they were unhappy that, if held in the stadium, foreign media like Al-Jazeera, CNN and BBC would not be interested,” he was quoted as saying.
Most foreign media reports on last weekend’s Bersih 3.0 have been critical of the Najib administration, claiming that the authorities had used excessive force to disperse an otherwise peaceful event.
Tens of thousands of Malaysians crowded the streets of the capital last Saturday to demand for free and fair elections, an event that was said to have placed Najib and his government under intense international scrutiny.
It had taken the Barisan Nasional-led (BN) government nearly a year to recover from the backlash from last year’s event, which saw clashes between riot police and thousands of Malaysians.
This year’s rally had ended up in much the same way, but rally-goers this time appeared more defiant than in previous outings, with large pockets of protesters refusing to disperse even after the event was declared closed.