Thursday, 26 February 2009

would anyone like to let umno youth or any gangster to manage our future ?






卡巴星国会大门遭巫青团围堵民联议员解围过程中遭到敲打
2月26日 下午3点45分
即时新闻卡巴星昨日在国会直指巫青团寄发活子弹恐吓他,结果今午在他抵达国会时,就招致一批巫青团员今日在国会大厦正门口包围及围堵,并要求他为这番言论道歉。这批主要自雪隆地区的巫青团员,更与前来解围的一众行动党国会议员,发生肢体冲突。而行动党泗岩沫国会议员林立迎更在混乱中,遭巫青团员敲打头部及身体。也是武吉牛汝莪国会议员卡巴星,是在今午2点半抵达国会时,突然遭遇到这批西装笔挺的巫青团员所围堵。在混乱过程中,这些巫青团员更向卡巴星呼喝种族性言论。
卡巴星致电向冯宝君求援坐在轮椅上的卡巴星无法动弹,不得不打电话向行动党华都牙也国会议员冯宝君求助。结果素有小辣椒之称冯宝君马上率领数名行动党及公正党的国会议员赶出来解围,并与这些巫青团员发生肢体冲撞。力图为卡巴星开路进入国会的林立迎,更在过程中,遭到巫青团员的拉扯和碰撞,结果头部及身体遭人敲打。目击者指出,国会保安人员在巫青包围卡巴星时袖手旁观,并没有采取任何的行动,仅在行动党国会议员前来解围之后,才开始介入调停,导致卡巴星最后才得以进入国会。





DAP MP sue DBKK mayor

Kota Kinabalu: Sabah DAP Chairman Hiew King Cheu sued Mayor Datuk Haji Iliyas Ibrahim for cancelling City Hall's approval for the opposition party to hold its Chinese New Year open house at the Dewan Serbaguna Damai, here.
Hiew, who is also Kota Kinabalu Member of Parliament, filed the suit at 2.30pm Wednesday at the Kota Kinabalu High Court's registry through his lawyer Joan Goh. Hiew named Iliyas as the sole defendant.
Hiew claimed that he was discriminated because of his political affiliation.
He is seeking declaration that the Mayor's decision to cancel the approval for the use of the multipurpose hall was unlawful, undemocratic and immoral as well as null and void.
In his statement of claim, Hiew, in his capacity as Kota Kinabalu MP, had on Dec 30, last year applied to the defendant for approval to use the multipurpose hall on Jan 28 to hold Sabah DAP's first Chinese New Year open house.
The application was approved by the defendant on Jan 7. On the same day, Hiew also applied for approval to put up Chinese New Year greeting billboards near the Jalan Kolam Lintas Traffic Lights and the Foh Sang traffic light junction which was also approved on Jan 9.
Hiew claimed that RM290 was paid to City Hall for the permit to use the multipurpose hall while RM319 for the billboards.
He further claimed that the Mayor on Jan 19 issued a letter of cancellation for the use of the multipurpose hall without giving any reason.
Hiew claimed that DAP had on or about Jan 29 noticed and discovered that the billboards had been unlawfully and wrongfully removed from the designated place. He claimed that as the result of the cancellation, he was not able to arrange for a replacement venue for the celebrations due to the short notice.
Hiew claimed that having no venue, as an MP and a member of DAP, he was unable to hold the open house for and on behalf of DAP for Kota Kinabalu folks.
He is seeking damages to be assessed by the court and interests at the rate of eight per cent per annum on the sum assessed from the date of defendant's unlawful cancellation to the date of payment.

A Nation in Distress

I am beginning to feel sick reading news on our political development. Our politicians talk about everything; from morality to ketuanan Melayu (Malay supremacy) but nothing on how to steer this nation toward economic recovery. Debates in the parliament are a good measurement of our lawmakers' priority.It is a shame that these politicians continue to bicker on petty issues. It is a shame that we are made to pay for their salary and perks and yet have to put up with their silly behaviour and time wasting remarks. I am sick listening to cat calls and dog howls in the parliament. These politicians should feel ashamed of themselves.They are a privileged lot to be elected to the august house. They should take their responsibility seriously because this nation is looking up to them for solution and direction. But is this what we got from the politicians?A politician who accused a lady of immorality in the nude picture controversy finds himself embroiled in another controversy. A pot should not call a kettle black.Another politician wants to discuss how Malaysia should be made a republic. For goodness sake, there are better times for such a question.Politicians from both sides of the house should work together to think of the best solution to get our nation out of the global economic slump. The global economic crisis appeared to be a serious one. Bill Gates gave his prediction that we may need 9 years to recover fully. NTV7 reported that 100,000 Malaysians will lose their job by the end of 2009. This is a conservative projection.I have spoken to a number of people. Hotel lobbies are getting quieter. Factories less busy. Manufacturing companies are slashing jobs. When jobs are lost, consumer demand will be affected and this will lead to eventual contraction in the economic growth.Where is our focus? By-elections, snap elections, illegitimate government, scandals etc.This nation is suffering from a serious illness. We have got all our priorities wrong. We continue to bask in mediocrity and petty politics.To recover, the society must wake up to a serious reality that unless we change our mindset and set higher standards for everything we are not going to make much progress. Elsewhere, recovery may take 9 years but Malaysia may not recover from this slump.My friends, whether you are a Malay, Indian, Chinese or Kadazan, it is time for us to wake up. Wake up me must to ensure this nation does not slip into perpetual distress.You can keep your race supremacy, I will keep my job and opportunities. Which is more important? Pride or survival?Kick these silly politicians right at where it hurts the most. Do it sooner the better.
Posted by Khoo Kay Peng at 11:20 PM

Batang Ai - 9 month without ADUN service

Written by Dr. John Brian Anthony
9 months wait for Batang Ai?
What is nine month wait without ADUN service? At least we know that the ADUN is sick and now has died due to his illness. May we pray and blessed his soul and peace and comfort for his family.
There are many areas in Sarawak that has not been visited and service by their ADUN because they are busy playing golf and seeking business opportunities to earn their commission.
45 years wait
Like many areas of Sarawak, Batang Ai waited 45 years for progress to come - did it comes? Yes, the Batang Ai dam but still many long houses are without electricity and clean water.
Yes, Batang Ai has a resort managed by Hilton - the Batang Ai Hilton. Local benefited very little from employment as it is a small setup. What about local providing services for incoming tourist - very little too as they are not assisted and have no capital to invest in providing quality services for tourist. The hotel have to take the larger part of the responsibility to provide the conveniences of visitors.
Any other development?
The road are bad in most areas except those that are plied by tourist.
Salcra fail to help Dayak
The socio-economic standing of Dayak Iban in the area is weak. SALCRA is not successful as a platform to eradicate poverty. However, SALCRA is very efficient in performing “political services” to BN.
Agriculture is still lagging in productivity
What other agricultural development - to improve the cash stream income and food of people of Batang Ai? The Ministry of Rural Development and Agriculture has nothing much to shout about. Inland fresh water fisheries from the dam is very limited and has not even reach the capability of supplying regular fish to local market.
The rubber small holding is “old” as no new replanting of new trees were carried out.
Poverty Eradication - failed badly
The fact is, the government approach to poverty eradication is to provide employment to local Dayak Iban at a daily wages of RM$8-12.00 per day. does that earning help them to achieve the Poverty Line Index of RM $800.00.
Police Complex
a RM$52 million police complex in Lubok Antu. How will that benefit the people? The police complex is to support the government decision to make Lubok Antu te main gateway into and out of Malaysia from Kalimantan Indonesia. The contractor may make some money but nothing is for the local people.
Why the voters for BN?
This is not unique to Batang Ai alone. The BN government keep the people poor for ease of control. The people cannot think of their tomorrow and instead focus on getting three square meals a day.
Low Spending Power
The town of Lubok Antu is perpetually sleepy as the spending power of Lubok Antu people are very low. The services they got from the business are therefor next to nothing as business could barely survive.
BN Tactics
Come election, BN will bring the MINOR RURAL PROJECT allocation of zinc roofing sheet, some plywood, fire extinguishers etc and for these crumbs the Dayak voted for BN. To sweeten the offer BN usually give money to voters with anything that range from $10.00 -$50.00. It is pathetic but true.
BN reward local leaders by appointing them as community leaders
The Federal Government help to pay Tuai Rumah (Ketua Kampong) $450-500.00 per month. This princely sum allow the BN party members to dictate term to the Tuai Rumah and even punish them if they do not tow the BN line. The Tuai Rumah responsibility is also being politicize by BN by controlling the registration and eligibility of a Tuai Rumah from receiving the monthly allowance.
Penghulu / Councilors Post as Reward
A bigger carrot is dangled for other leaders - to be appointed a Penghulu for the community which is under the purview of the Rural Ministry under the Chief Minister office. To be appointed a Penghulu is a big prize for the local leaders. It makes them look important but is not as effective as before. Why - these are political appointees with contract subjected to renewal annually. If you do not follow BN line, they will terminate your service.
Politician Penghulu
In the Dayak organization, A Penghulu is a man who is responsible to look after the community interest, Dayak adat, culture and representing their interest in interaction with those outside the community. All these has change and the Penghulu is most of the time a “politician” of BN.
Conclusion
Since it is going to be by election time those of you readers who are skeptical of the bad road in batang Ai / Lubok Antu please feel free and take a drive around the area. Batang Ai waited 45 years for something materialize through electing BN government. they got negligible return for the trust and believes in BN.
Now is time enough to make the change. Nine months without ADUN service, Batang Ai did not even made a whisper of the issue. The Taib BN control is almost TOTAL. The control is not for the better but for worst.
Batang Ai- stand up and be counted as the modern day fighter for justice, against tyranny, bring down power abuse, curtail the corruption and enrichment of elites using Sarawak natural resources.
Sarawak a country that is so rich and is now the fourth least develop State in Malaysia. WHY?
Sarawak BN leadership is rotten to the bone.

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

malaysia sabah DAP N15 api-api re election warrior


N15. API-API
PBS: Datuk Dr Yee Moh Chai
PKR: Christina Liew Chin Jin
Voters: 10,775 (Chinese: 84.2%, Muslim Bumiputra: 8.5%, Non-Muslim Bumiputra: 6.6%, Others: 0.8%)GE2004:
PBS: Yee Moh Chai - 4,640
DAP: Fung Kong Win - 1,707

Khazanah’s losses amounting to RM18 billion …

Soalan:(PR-1221-L17792)Tuan Wee Choo Keong [ Wangsa Maju ] minta MENTERI KEWANGAN menyatakan sebab-sebab Khazanah Nasional Berhad (Khazanah) mencatatkan kerugian kewangan besar RM18 bilion seperti yang dilaporkan dalam surat khabar pada 20 Januari 2009 dan memberi senarai penuh semua syarikat di mana Khazanah adalah pemegang saham serta jumlah saham yang dipegang oleh Khazanah dalam setiap syarikat tersebut serta jaminan kepada syarikat-syarikat tersebut dan catatan untung atau rugi mereka pada tahun-tahun kewangan 2006 hingga 2009.Jawapan:Tuan Yang di-PertuaUntuk makluman Yang Berhormat, penyusutan nilai asset tidak boleh disamakan dengan kerugian kewangan kerana nilai tersebut masih belum direalisasikan dan akan hanya dicatat sekiranya Khazanah Nasional Berhad (Khazanah) melepaskan pegangannya dalam pelaburan-pelaburan tersebut pada masa ini.1. Oleh itu, kerugian kewangan sebanyak RM18 billion yang dicatakan oleh Khazanah seperti yang dilaporkan dlama surat khabar pada 20 Januari 2009 adalah merujuk kepada nilai asset boleh direlisasikan (RAV atau Relisable Asset Value) bagi portfolio pelaburan Khazanah yang telah susut sebanyak RM17.8 billion daripada RM88.2 billion pada 31 Mei 2008 kepada RM70.4 billion pada 31 Disember 2008.2. Kemerosotkan nilai portfolio sebanyak 20.18% ini bukanyak kerugian sebenar memandangkan ia adalah kemerosotan nilai saham syarikat berkaitan Kerajaan (GLC) tersenarai di bawah Khazanah yang secara keseluruhannya berpunca akibat kemerosotan pasaran saham global. Secaraq dasarnya, kedudukan kewangan syarikat GLC yang dikuasai oelh Khazanah kekal kukuh dengan RAV berbanding liability sebanyak 1.9 kali ganda hasil pengukuhan kedudukan kewangan GLC-GLC berkenaan sejak Program Transformasi GLC dilaksanakan pada tahun 2004.3. Sebagai pelabur stategik jangka masa sederhana/panjang, Khazanah komited untuk mengekalkan pengangan stategiknya dalam syarikat GLC dibawahnya, khususnya yang berkepentingan nasional dalam usaha untuk memelihara kepentingan syarikat-syarikat ini.4. Seningga 31 Disember 2008, Khazanah mempunyai pengangan dalam lebih kurang 50 syarikat, sembilan daripadanya berada dalam kelompok 20 GLC tersenarai terbesar. Penganan Khazanah dalam Sembilan syarikat GLC tersebut adalah seperti berikut:Syarikat Pengangan Ekuiti Jumlah Saham DipegangBumiputera-Commerce Hdg Bhd 28.42 % 1,002,819,958Malaysia Airport Holding Bhd 72.74 % 800,150,000Malaysian Airline System Bhd 69.33 % 1,158,609,643POS Malaysia Bhd 32.21 % 172,997,399Proton Holding Bhd 42.74 % 234,734,693Telekom Malaysia Bhd 41.78 % 1,494,737,173TM International Bhd 44.51 % 1,670,737,173Tenaga Nasional Bhd 37.81 % 1,638,474,689UEM Land Bhd 77.1 % 1,873,000,000 5. Prestasi kewangan bagi Sembilan syarikat GLC yang tersenarai di bawah Khazanah bagi tahun kewangan berakhir 2006 sehingga tahun kewangan berakhir 2008 adalah seperti berikut:Syarikat Keuntungan / (Kerugian) Dalam RM0 000 2006 2007 2008BCHB 1,504.43 2,793.27 Belum dilaporMAHB 170.33 288.86 Belum dilaporMAS (136.43) 851.42 Belum dilaporPOS 108.23 (33.66) Belum dilaporProton 46.69 (589.53) 184.55TM 2,068.80 2,547.70 Belum dilaporTMI* ­ 683.52 Belum dilaporTNB 2,126.90 4,061.10 2,594.00UEM Wold** 128.89 739.38 Belum dilapor *TMI dipisahkan daripada TM pada tahun 2007**Status penyeraian UEM World digantikan dengan UEM Land Bhd pada tahun 2008

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Malaysia Bond Sales Poised for Record as Growth Slows

Feb. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Malaysia plans to auction new three- year bonds next week, putting the nation on course for a record amount in debt sales this year amid a slowing economy.
The government will auction 3.5 billion ringgit ($952 million) of securities maturing in August 2012 on Feb. 26, Bank Negara Malaysia said in a notice on its Web site today. That will boost the amount of debt sold in the first two months of this year to 14.5 billion ringgit, the most since the central bank started publishing the statistics in 1999. Malaysia sold 10.5 billion ringgit of securities in the same period in 2008.
This is an indication of things to come regarding the government’s funding needs, and it’s not peculiar to Malaysia,” said Pankaj Kumar, who manages $540 million of assets as chief investment officer at Kurnia Insurans Bhd. in Kuala Lumpur. “They have safe-haven demand and ample liquidity in the system on their side.”
The yield on the current benchmark note maturing in September 2011 jumped 28 basis points this week to 2.89 percent, according to Bursa Malaysia Bhd. The price of the 3.833 percent bond dropped 0.71, or 7.1 ringgit per 1,000 ringgit face amount, to 102.34. The yield slipped 1 basis point, or 0.01 percentage point, today.
Bond yields climbed this week from Malaysia to South Korea and India on concern governments will increase borrowing to fund more than $685 billion in public spending pledged over the next five years amid a collapse in exports. Malaysia will unveil on March 10 a “bigger and more comprehensive” stimulus package than the 7 billion ringgit announced in November, Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak said in parliament on Feb. 17.
Budget Deficit
The extra spending will widen the government’s budget deficit beyond the official estimate of 4.8 percent of gross domestic product
, Najib said, the most since 2003. Malaysia may increase bond sales to 73 billion ringgit this year from 60 billion ringgit in 2008, according to CIMB Investment Bank Bhd.
Still, with 17.6 billion ringgit of government bonds maturing in the first quarter this year, bonds may find ready takers among the nation’s biggest investors, said Lum Choong Kuan, head of bond research at CIMB in Kuala Lumpur.
“They will need to reinvest that cash,” he said. “There’s no question about the market not being able to absorb the additional bonds. It will mitigate the supply concerns.”
Malaysia’s economy, Southeast Asia’s third-largest, probably grew 1.5 percent in the final quarter of 2008, versus 4.7 percent in the preceding three months, according to a Bloomberg News survey. Bank Negara will release the report after trading hours on Feb. 27.
Najib, who will take over the premiership from Abdullah Ahmad Badawi at end-March, may inherit an economy in recession, according to a Citigroup Inc. forecast. The extra stimulus package won’t be enough to prevent the economy from shrinking 4 percent this year, Nomura Holdings Inc. said yesterday, the worst since a 7.4 percent contraction in 1998.

Friday, 20 February 2009

“I am starting a canopy rental business”




More deforestation as timber export target doubled?http://anilnetto.com/accountability/i-am-starting-a-canopy-rental-business/
“I am starting a canopy rental business”
Canopy rental in Kuala Terengganu: RM6 million Scores of police vehicles were on standby during the Kuala Terengganu by-election campaignHere’s the bill for the deployment of 3,376 police personnel during the Kuala Terengganu by-election (as reported by Bernama with my comments in brackets):
Travelling and living allowance - RM2,700,000
Foodstuff and accommodation - RM4,500,000
Dried food and beverages - RM65,000 (Dried food is not included in “foodstuff” above?)
Communication and utilities - RM50,000
Canopy rental - RM6,000,000 (Sounds like a good business, no? Some of these canopies even had airconditioning.)
Fuel and spare sparts - RM698,000 (Does this include helicopter fuel?)
Raw material and others - RM310,000
Maintenance and minor repairs - RM830,000 (Doesn’t sound ‘minor’ to me! Helicopter maintenance included?)
Total expenditure incurred by rakyat - RM15,153,000 Blog reader Ganesh from KL is thinking of quitting his job:
This figure is utterly shocking in an environment of economic downturn. Is this how the BN-led government conserves money during an economic downturn? If the police alone can spend RM15 million on such a small election, what was the final bill for all government agencies during the whole by-election?
Also, if the police can spend RM15 million on just one constituency, what happens in a general election? What is more intriguing is the detailed bill for the RM15 million figure. A shocking RM6 million, the largest item, was spent for the rental of canopy.
I am resigning from my job with immediate effect and starting a canopy rental company. If a few days of work can reap RM6 million, in a fiscal year, I can easily make a couple of hundred million profit. This is definitely the business I want to go in. The profits are far higher than what most Bursa Saham companies make.Wonder what the bill is going to be like for the coming by-elections. Then again, the expenditure could be included as part of the economic stimulus package!

Dayak BN Political Leadership performance today?

Dayak BN Political Leadership performance today?http://dayakbaru.com/weblog08/2009/02/20/bn-dayak-political-leadership-performance-today/Written by gkm2020Understanding POLITICSPolitics teachers and/or gurus are looking for a definition of politics that is as far-reaching as possible, that encompasses and integrates as many aspects and elements of political reality as possible and that structures and systemizes them at the same time. All this is offered by a view that fundamentally describes politics in a multi-dimensional and structured way. It draws a distinction between the three dimensions of politics namely: the institutional dimension (Polity), the normative substance-based dimension (Policy) and the procedural dimension (Politics). We take this to mean the following:What is Polity?First of all politics has an institutional dimension, which is determined by the constitution, the legal system and tradition. The principles which serve in forming a political will are also channeled through institutions: elections, fundamental rights, freedom of opinion, parties and associations. The room for maneuver and action is pegged out by the institutions. The word used for this institutional dimension of the political process is Polity. In short, Polity is taken to mean the formal and/or institutional dimension of politics, that is, the structure of norms, the way in which procedures are regulated and the institutions in which politics takes place.What is Policy?Politics also has a second normative, substance-based dimension, which refers to the political objectives, tasks and issues. The way in which politics is structured and the way in which it sets out to fulfill its tasks is dependent on interests. This means that the room for maneuver in terms of structuring political substance is filled with the seeds of conflict. This substance-based political dimension is referred to as Policy. In short, Policy is the substance-based dimension of politics and refers to solving problems and fulfilling tasks by the administrative system drawing on decisions that are binding for all (authoritative value assignments).What is Politics?And thirdly, politics has a procedural dimension, which aims to mediate interests through conflict and consensus. Forming a political will or opinion is a continuous process and cannot be understood by studying the institutional or substantive dimensions in isolation. The third dimension of the political process is known as Politics. In short, Politics means the procedural dimension, or rather the decision-making processes, the settling of conflicts and the enforcing of goals and interests. This dimension encompasses several of the classic issues associated with political science (who is able to enforce their interests?; what mechanisms are in place for regulating conflict?; etc.).When taken together, all three (3) of these dimensions - the institutional, the normative substance-based and the procedural process - conspire to make up that which can be defined as POLITICS.Are you being served well? And who is who protecting and/or safeguarding the Dayak?Sorry but these are my thoughts and analysis of our current BN Dayak Leadership, I don’t think they are stupid and having politico menopause. But they are and/or have:
Politically corrupted, naïve, powerless, primitively realism and unrealistic.
Lost of faith and directions.
Lack of human values, moral principles and political values.
Not a fighter or defender, no values in action and vision.
Limited intelligence and initiatives.
Ideas that is Obvious but Wrong.
A bunch of ostrich mentality.
More of an administrator than a leader and too bureaucratic.
Did not have any significant input into major economic and policy decisions.
Denied the opportunity to organize themselves into effective political groupings.
Essentially a culture of idleness.
Given an opportunity for social mobility and for promotion of their own material interests, power and glamorous.
A group they were systematically denied the opportunity to protect their class interests through organized and independent political action.
Ignorant of culture as well as the living conditions of the traditional strata of the masses of villagers, urban poor and rural migrants.
Inability to forge alliances among themselves or to guide, mobilize and control contenders for federal or state power in times of political turmoil.
Low level of symbolic institutional autonomy.
Weak links among themselves and were unable to or incapable of developing a strong connection with the core of the state or with the intelligentsia and other key elements of society.
More of quantity celebrities than quality.
Arrogance and ignorance personified.
Scary symptoms of political immaturity seem to have gone astray in its body politic.
Playing the puerile, immature, simplistic, futile, silly game of rejecting the notion of ethnicity in politics while in the same mode/breath, selectively, deceitfully, and surreptitiously accepting, embracing and perpetuating it? What a pity!
Internally sideline and/or marginalized by others.
Isolated, of the cardinal rules of modern hardball politics. Other factors are merely due to the lack of:
campaign financing
esprit-de-coup ship and have failed to build up a good mutual understanding among themselves
name recognition
a mainstream political party base
political connections and network
campaign experience
a government resume
in-house think-tank committee
economic awareness
ideas and goals
an independent political base
political will and mental endurance for a time of crisis
political power and an autonomous organizational base
political education and tactical skills
understanding of the basic principles of our democracy and politics in general including native law and indigenous peoples rights Summary: For the last 45 years until to date, generally the Dayak political leadership are still politically immature and have structural weakness. However, I do hope all our Dayak political leaders would do their best to pursue political correction soonest.Why do we need to Change?You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can Change yourself. That is something you have charge of. The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can Change the outer aspects of their lives.There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. If you focus on results, you will never Change. If you focus on Change, you will get results.ConclusionA politician thinks of the next election - a statesman or a member of the parliament, of the next generation and beyond. What has destroyed liberty and the rights of men in every government that has ever existed under the sun? The generalizing and concentrating of all cares and powers into one body.All of this will not be finished in the first one hundred days, nor will it be finished in the first one thousand days, nor in the life of this administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin this Change!Maju Dayak, Maju Bangsa!

Arrogant Barisan has to earn voters’ respect if it wants respect

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/index.php/opinion/john-lee/18796-arrogant-barisan-has-to-earn-voters-respect-if-it-wants-respectFEB 20 ­ Unlike a lot of people who have been making noise about Elizabeth Wong in the past week, I have a couple of links to Eli: I personally know her, and she is my representative in the Selangor state assembly. I have a real stake in what happens to her, and in how the present political crisis in Malaysia is resolved. And I am mad as hell with what is going on right now. As far as I’m concerned, nearly all of the political machinations since the beginning of this year have done little but undermine the will and the fundamental democratic rights of the Malaysian people, and I’ve had quite enough of it.My former Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Khir Toyo thinks Eli ought to quit for having a boyfriend who ­ horror of horrors ­ has access to her apartment at night. That’s not a crime. As far as moral offences go, it might as well be a virtue. I’d much rather be represented by a politician whose only fault is trusting her boyfriend too much, instead of a politician who went on television a few days ago to pour a heap of scorn on my rights as a Malaysian citizen.There is a pattern to all that’s been going on lately, and that pattern is pretty clear: most of our politicians, especially prominent leaders of Barisan Nasional, aren’t very interested in protecting the rights and liberties of the citizens they supposedly serve. Look at the body language of the four katak Perak state reps at the press conference Barisan excitedly threw to welcome them ­ how many of them were actually excited about joining Barisan? Barisan’s own politicians are not very keen on being a part of Barisan, and that is because unlike Barisan’s top leadership, they understand that there will be a judgment day, and when that day comes, the Malaysian people will judge Barisan very harshly for what it has done.After all, Barisan decided to kick off the year by subverting the popular will of one of the most prosperous and advanced states in the country. As has become so transparently clear ever since his fall from power, the former Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin is so wildly popular that he has become a hero to Malaysians across the country ­ an unlikely fate for a former political unknown from Pas, whose initial appointment as menteri besar was so controversial amongst people of all political persuasions. Just under a year ago, a majority of the voters in Perak decisively threw their support behind Pakatan Rakyat; the subversion of their will has been a complete and utter betrayal of the democracy we supposedly believe in.Meanwhile, the campaign against the Pakatan Rakyat government of my state, Selangor, seems to be already well under way. Before anyone could even react to the shocking news about Eli, Khir Toyo was already out there calling for her to resign ­ shockingly arrogant behaviour for a menteri besar whose administration was marked by incredible tolerance for corruption and mismanagement, far worse crimes against the Malaysian people. My family, my constituency, my state voted for a Pakatan Rakyat government, and we’ll be damned if Barisan politicians like Khir think they can just waltz in and undemocratically topple the government we elected.Of course, Khir does think that, because like many of his Barisan colleagues, he really does not believe in democracy or in the constitutional rights of the rakyat. At his recent televised debate with two other contenders for the Umno Youth chief post, he persistently argued that it is unconstitutional to regard non-Malay Malaysians as equal to their Malay fellows. I wonder if Khir is this forthrightly bermuka tebal about non-Malay inferiority in casual conversation with his non-Malay friends.As comfortable as Umno politicians like Khir are with playing this nonsensical game of denouncing the rights and prerogatives of half the country they serve, they would be as uncomfortable as ever saying this tripe to their non-Malay colleagues. This doesn’t just insult the citizenship and freedoms of non-Malays ­ this is a challenge to every Malaysian. My Malay friends treat me as their equal, and I treat them exactly the same way; Khir’s preposterous argument that it is an insult to the Malays for the non-Malays to be their equal is essentially saying that the Malays are so small-minded, so bigoted, so insecure that they can never engage their fellow Malaysians as equals.The truth is, Khir is just projecting his own problems and insecurities onto the Malays he so vocally claims to serve; as with most politicians from his party, he is the one who is small-minded, bigoted and insecure. It’s no wonder; Barisan can now no longer count on the support of Malaysians, and neither can its leaders. Respect is something you have to earn, and can easily be lost; while Pakatan has been slowly building up respect, Barisan has only seen its reputation shredded over the years.If Barisan wants to lead, that leadership role is not going to be a free lunch. The politicians of Barisan need to win back the support of the voters. Toppling democratically-elected governments and inventing scandals out of whole cloth is not going to do that. Respecting the voters, engaging them in thoughtful discussion, and attempting to meet their needs is what wins hearts and minds.That is why Pakatan is on the upswing, while Barisan goes from defeat to defeat. As I write this, Barisan is now angrily lashing out at the speaker of the Perak state assembly for suspending its supposed menteri besar and his exco. Instead of calling for fresh elections, as they undoubtedly would have done themselves if Pakatan had successfully lured 30-plus MPs to its side last September, Barisan leaders whine about Pakatan disrespecting the will of the Rulers.There’s a lot of good things to be said for the Rulers, and there’s a lot of good things to be said for Barisan. You can’t deny what they have done for Malaysia in the past. But you can’t deny that they are what now seem to be holding us back from the democratic ideals we aspire to. Like it or not, this is a constitutional and democratic monarchy, with rules we have to follow. You can’t topple the constitutionally-elected and appointed government without expecting severe consequences. You can’t subvert the will of the rakyat without expecting to run into major difficulties.At least when Pakatan courted crossovers from MPs, it was open with the public about its actions and the need for feedback and dialogue; Barisan’s smug, arrogant “we know better” attitude throughout the recent political storms has only cemented public opinion against it. Barisan does not even care enough about the voters to engage them through the press or to seek their approval, as Pakatan did in its own ethically debatable crossover campaign. Barisan simply does not care about its constituents; it claims to be their legitimate representative, in spite of going behind the public’s back to topple their elected leaders. If you want your leadership to be respected, you have to earn that respect ­ and that respect can only be earned by first respecting those you seek to lead.The arrogant Barisan persists in asserting that it knows better than the voters, that it has the right to overturn the constitution, the laws, the democracy we have in place. God knows that for the last few decades that’s almost all they have been doing. But last March, Malaysians decisively told Barisan to shape up or ship out: that we can have a Malaysia without a Barisan government. If Barisan truly wants our respect and truly wants to lead, it has to start by respecting this verdict. As long as it persists in inventing scandals and excuses to topple our democratically-elected leaders, we the rakyat will be glad to continue rejecting the false and undemocratic leadership of Barisan Nasional.

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Perak DAP says snap polls the only way out

Perak DAP says snap polls the only way out
By Shannon Teoh
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 19 — Perak DAP chief Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham has repeated the call to dissolve the state assembly and have snap elections to find a clear solution to the continuing constitutional crisis in the state.
This comes despite the fact that Speaker V. Sivakumar, who is also the DAP assemblyman for Tronoh, suspended Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir and his six exco members yesterday for 18 months and a year respectively.
The move would give Pakatan Rakyat a majority in the assembly should it choose to table a no-confidence vote in Zambry, although Sivakumar's powers as speaker and as chairman of the rights and privileges committee are being questioned.
As such, Ngeh told The Malaysian Insider today, the best solution to the impasse is to have snap polls.
"I call for snap elections to be held immediately to solve the present crisis which will have a negative impact on the people of Perak if prolonged especially in view of the current economic crisis," he said.
Although this implies that he is not confident that Sivakumar's decision would be upheld, Ngeh added that the decision of the speaker and the committee "was based on constitutional provisions and must be respected".
"We see now how the constitution protects us from any party who grabs power unconstitutionally, illegally and undemocratically," he added.
Barisan Nasional chairman-elect Datuk Seri Najib Razak had masterminded a Feb 5 takeover of the state which saw four assemblymen pulling out of PR and effectively joining BN.

Sunday, 15 February 2009

沙巴非法移民 鬧出人命, now illegal immigrant is a sabahan life Threatening issue

油棕園爭地鬧人命‧百人圍攻2死5重傷
(沙巴‧亞庇)古納丁加友土地爭議鬧出人命!2名甘榜丁加友油棕小園主於週四(212日)進入油棕園坵採果時,遭疑是非法移民的約100名子以利器圍攻重傷而死,另外至少有5人受重傷。

據瞭解,2名死者於當下午約2時,與約50名的小園主一同進入丁加友的園坵採棕油果,結果遭一大群疑是非法移民的男子使用土製獵鎗、巴冷刀、長矛等利器圍攻。
兩人的屍體是於週五(2月13日)下午約1時才在油棕園內被發現,而被油棕葉掩蓋的屍體情況令人慘不忍睹,一些身體部份甚至被砍斷。
其中一名死者已證實為西本加雅本,48歲,是其中一名小園主,而另一名死者的身份仍未獲證實。
土地紛爭小園主被阻採果
據代表這批小園主並於當天陪同他們進入園坵採果的律師占士威侖迪諾表示,當他們一行人到達園坵時,受到一名非法移民的阻攔,儘管他們已出示於2月獲得斗湖高庭發出允許他們進入園坵內採果的庭令。
也遭到攻擊而受傷的他表示,隨後約100名男子突然湧現,並以土製獵鎗、巴冷刀、長矛等利器猛烈地攻擊他們,導致小園主們不得不四處逃命,惟還是數人遭野蠻的非法移民開鎗打傷及砍傷;他們的車輛也被破壞。
據瞭解,丁加友土地爭議是在2006年引發,涉及171名在此土地進行種植活動數十年的小園主與一家公司的土地紛爭,這批小園主隨後被阻止進入園坵內採果。http://www.sinchew.com.my/node/102433?tid=1

Two hacked to death

Kunak: Two smallholders who went to harvest oil palm in their plantation in Kampung Tingkayu, Kunak, Sabah, were hacked to death by a group of illegal immigrants on Thursday.
It is believed that at least five other smallholders were seriously injured in the incident that happened at about 2pm.
The bodies of the two dead men were found by police at about 1pm, Friday, in a shocking state with some body parts detached.
Kunak police district acting chief, ASP Tan Hiap Wah, when contacted, confirmed the incident but declined to elaborate.
Bernama understands that the two victims were attacked and their bodies hidden under a heap of dried palm fronds. Their bodies were sent to the Kunak Hospital for post-mortem and no arrests have been made.
A lawyer representing the smallholders who only wanted to be known as Valentino, 30, said at the time of the incident he and about 50 smallholders were going into the plantation to harvest oil palm fruit.
"On the way we were approached by an illegal immigrant who stopped us from entering the plantation even though we showed him an injunction from the Tawau High Court obtained this month.
"Suddenly a group of about 100 men attacked us. They fired wildly using home-made guns and used spears and machetes. The frightened smallholders fled but some were not so lucky and were hurt by gunshots and slashed," he said. Valentino, who was also injured, said the group also damaged their vehicles, breaking windows and using electrical saws.
He said a police report had been lodged at the Kunak police station.
Last year in April, Bernama had reported that the Sabah Anti-Corruption Agency had investigated a high ranking enforcement officer said to be a "Datuk" and several police personnel in Kunak for allegedly offering their "protection services" to a realty company that allegedly grabbed 787ha of oil palm plantation belonging to local smallholders of Kampung Tingkayu.
The company was also reported to have used the services of more than 100 thugs comprising illegal immigrants to grab the land valued at about RM40 million. - Bernama

Demographics

The government's estimate of 1.2 million illegal immigrants may be a conservative number, however. Some non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have placed the number of illegal immigrants in the state of Sabah alone in the realm of two million, comprising two-thirds of the state's population.

2005 deportation

After the tsunami of 2004, the government announced plans to forcibly repatriate as many illegal immigrants as possible, with harsh punishments — including steep fines and heavy whippings — imposed on those who disobeyed or aided illegal immigrants in their efforts to remain in Malaysia. The original deadline set was February 1, 2005; by this date, 400,000 had already left voluntarily. Due to the effectiveness of their efforts, the government announced they would not launch the crackdown as planned, delaying it to an undetermined date。。。
well... this is a more effective way than whatever commission..

Illegal citizenship

Although by virtue of their illegal status, illegal immigrants may not apply for Malaysian citizenship, some have attempted to procure it illegally by buying MyKads and passports on the black market. In Sabah, it was reported that 800,000 MyKads had been issued to people who eventually left the state. As Indonesians who have citizenship would be classified as Malay under Article 160 of the Constitution, it has been feared that thousands of illegal immigrants not only received privileges meant for Malaysian citizens, such as the right to vote, but also privileges meant for the Bumiputra, which include allocations of public shares, discounts on real estate, etc.

It has been claimed by opposition politician Jeffrey Kitingan that there are 1.7 million illegals in Sabah, of whom 600,000 have obtained MyKads. Kitingan has accused these illegals of exercising the right to vote, and also of falsely claiming Bumiputra status. There are allegations that there is some form of systematic granting of citizenship which is known as Project IC, or Project M.

Sabah illegal migrants used for election purpose

A Filipino migrant labor group leader in Malaysia said the State Government of Sabah allegedly uses "illegal migrants" like Filipinos for elections and seasonal work, and then chases them out when they are no longer needed. "For all intents and purposes, they are citizens of Sabah, but the government refuses to recognize them and give them their legal status" and "Some of them have been there for so long that they no longer have relatives in the Philippines and don't know how to speak Filipino dialects"

Setting up RCI means RIP for UMNO Sabah. That’s the reason why the UMNO Musa Aman is not keen to solve the illegal immigrants problem. Bernama report (Jan19,2007) Hansar admitted his direct involvement to Project IC and subsequently detained under ISA for 2 months and another 2 years house arrest. And yet the sabah CP still asking him to make a police report? What has the police have been doing for that 26 months?
In that report, the reporter interviewed some of the self-admitting Project IC’s products, with full name, IC numbers and addresses provided, and still the police find it insufficiant evidence to investigate?

related news
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/11/5/nation/20081105194920&sec=nation
Wednesday November 5, 2008 MYT 7:50:00 PM
Sabah legalises 312,837 illegal immigrants
By MUGUNTAR VANAR
KOTA KINABALU: A total of 312,837 illegal immigrants have been registered as legal workers in Sabah under first phase of Ops Bersepadu as it moves into the second phase to flush out remaining illegal immigrants.
State Secretary Datuk Sukarti Wakiman said Indonesians made up the largest group with 217,367 registering while 95,470 Filipinos registered during the three month programme that allowed them to legalise their stay in Sabah without going back.
During the operations that begun on Aug 7, 192,889 of 312,837 registered as foreign workers while the remaining were their family members, he said.
Under the first phase, the authorities allowed foreign workers to obtain their countries’ passport locally and apply for a work permit with employers sponsoring them. They did not have to go back to their home country.
The response from the employers was good.
The objective of the operations - to document illegal foreign workers and clean up Sabah of illegal immigrants - was showing positive results, he said.
Sukarti, who is director of the integrated operations, said that over 30,000 migrants were checked in 460 areas that included villages, squatters, building sites, plantations and factories between Aug 7 to Nov 5.
Of the 30,000 screened, 2,714 were found to be illegal immigrants without any document or employer.
He said that, during the period, a total of 3,218 illegal immigrants were deported bringing the total to 16,321 up to Nov 5 this year.
Sukarti said under the second phase, the authorities would close in on groups that had evaded the authorities during the first phase of operations.
He said the second phase of the operations would begin in the west coast of the state and checks for illegal immigrants will continue until the problem no longer existed.

New Sabah Times28th May, 2008

KOTA KINABALU: A Parliamentary Select Committee on illegal immigrants is no substitute for the Royal Commission of Inquiry, said UPKO secretary-general, Datuk Wilfred Madius Tangau.
“Our call for the setting up of a Royal Commission of Inquiry on illegal immigrants is actually to address a very specific issue and that is, to determine the truth behind the Project IC, which is also the mother of all illegal immigrants-related problems in Sabah.
“There is no compromise in this matter. A Royal Commission of Inquiry is no longer an option but a necessity. That is if the government is serious in putting things right on the award of citizenship in this country,” he stressed.
He said this in a statement issued here yesterday, in support of the statement by Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president Datuk Seri Yong Teck Lee, who called for a concerted effort to act on illegal immigrants.
He argued that just like the setting up of a Royal Commission on the Lingam video clip, which was to address the concern on the independence of the judiciary in the country, the call for the setting up of RCI on illegal immigrants in Sabah is equally, if not more important as it involves the security and sovereignty of this country.
To better illustrate his concern on the illegal immigrants issue, he cited the recent news report where the Prime Minister’s Department disclosed in Parliament through a written reply to a question from the Sepangar MP, Datuk Eric Majimbun, that during the period 2002 to 2008, there was a 12% increase in the Sabah population, that is an increase of 333,500 from 2,730,100 to 3,063,600.
“We need the Royal Commission to investigate what causes the extraordinary increase in the Sabah population. Perhaps the proposed Royal Commission could also look into the apparent inaction to deal with various police reports lodged against various statements on the Project IC. I myself was asked by police to assist in the investigation but, up until this point in time nothing has come out of it.
“One cannot help but to attribute the extraordinary increase in the population of Sabah to the existence of the so-called Project IC. There is no credible explanation but this factor,” he said.
He added that the threats paused by the presence of illegals in possession of dubious identity card, especially those form the Philippines are real.
He thus urged the government not to delay the setting up of the commission on the Project IC, as soon as possible.
“The government must continue to uphold the rule of law and protect the integrity of the National Registration Department (NRD). Failure to set up the RCI into the Project IC, will render the persistent negative perception that the NRD, is one Department that is untrustworthy,” he said.
The former Tuaran MP also called on the government to start investigating the claim made by former ISA detainee Hassnar Ibrahim, who during the Likas election petition trial testified that he was directly involved in a government sanctioned project to award identity cards to aliens in Sabah with the main intention to tip the demographic balance in the state.
The testimony of Hassnar was collaborated by Fuad Arif, (a Filipino from Pulau Tawi-Tawi, Philippines, and now resides in a village in Menggatal with his family), who claimed to have received his IC from the Project IC in 1984.
There was also a news report dated 24 January, 2007 in a local English daily (not the New Sabah Times) quoting Fuad for saying that he still remember the middleman who went to every house in the village to fill up forms for the IC and collected fees of about RM10 for a stamp duty.
He added that one of the documents used to support the IC application was the late birth certificate registration letters.
Commenting on Datuk Ronald Kiandee’s action of rejecting the motion by the MP for Ipoh Timur, Lim Kit Siang to amend the vote of thanks to the Royal Address, Madius said he would give Ronald the benefit of the doubt.
“I have done that myself when I was serving as MP, last year, but it was also rejected by the Speaker,” he highlighted.
He concluded that, to be serious about it, MPs should move a motion under Standing Order 18 (1) that is to move an Adjournment Motion to get Parliament to direct the government to set up the RCI.

sabah dap youth protest over 'double-standards'


Diesel vehicle owners protest over 'double-standards'
Published on: Saturday, February 14, 2009

Kota Kinabalu: A small group of vehicle owners gathered at the Federal Administration building in Likas here, Friday, in protest of alleged double-standards on the enforcement of smoke emission control on diesel vehicles here.
More than 10 vehicle owners, joined by Sabah DAP Youth, teamed up carrying placards protesting alleged irregularities by the Department of Environment (DOE) on the enforcement of the Environmental Quality (Control of Emission from Diesel Engines) Regulations 1996, which contradicts with the Road Transport Department (RTD).
Among the DAP leaders who joined the peaceful demonstration were State Publicity Secretary Teddy Yang, his assistant Dr Jeffrey Wong, Karambunai branch chairman John Lee and Api-Api branch chairman Kenny Chai.
DAP said the DOE practised double-standards when it came to conducting free and acceleration tests, which were different from the procedure used by Puspakom.
One of the owners, Chin Fung Fui claimed DOE officers pressed his vehicle's accelerator up to 6,000 RPM and used it as a standard to test the HSU level, and he ended up being fined RM2,000 for opacity on Nov 27, 2008.
However, a same test at Puspakom, which is recognised by RTD, the following day found that his vehicle had passed the test with only 29 per cent HSU compared to DOE's assessment of 85.6 per cent HSU.
The Puspakom officer told Chin they were using the same technology and method as the DOE, as they were all trained by DOE in conducting the test - they were trained to press the accelerator only up to 3,500 RPM, which is the maximum driving speed on the road, at around 150 to 160 kilometres per hour.
Yang questioned which authority should the vehicle owners, who spent a lot to service and maintain their vehicles to pass the test at Puspakom and yet failed by DOE, should follow.
"Both RTD and DOE should ensure all vehicles meet their standards before they are sold to people, and subsequently help the people from being punished for opacity.
"It will burden those earning a living using diesel-powered vehicles," he said, in a statement, Friday.
Wong said while DAP fully supported DOE in controlling the quality of the environment, they could not understand why the same smoke test can yield a different outcome, which in the end puts the people in a fix.
Towards this end, the Sabah DAP urged the government to amend the rule to avoid double standards, Yang said, pointing out summonses issued under the rule be cancelled while ensuring DOE officers conducting the smoke test are engineers.
He said the issue would be passed to MP Dr Hiew King Cheu for further discussion in Parliament, adding the public can reach the Kota Kinabalu MP service centre at Taman Foh Sang by calling 088-254987.

Friday, 6 February 2009



It's a dark day for Malaysians and a big setback for our democratic system.






methodist church of likas. ever serious flood due construction blocking the drainage infront of the church

Thursday, 5 February 2009

苏丹不解散议会反促大臣辞职霹雳州民联政权正式宣告易手
郭史光庆 2月5日 上午10点24分
即时新闻2.27 根据《马新社》报道,霹雳苏丹办公室发表声明,拒绝民联解散州议会的要求,并要求尼查辞职下台。如果尼查拒绝辞职,大臣一职将自动被视为悬空。苏丹也谕令尼查与所有行政议员,立即辞职。声明表示,苏丹已经会见所有国阵28名州议员及3名独立议员,因此陛下相信尼查已经失去大部分州议员的信任。“如果尼查与其他行政议员拒绝辞职,那么州务大臣与其他行政议员的职位,将被视为悬空。”

OC Fail... lintas