Tuesday, 9 March 2010

How many KDMs holding key post in Sabah and Semananjong? Kit Siang for KDM 沙土著是否是大输家?


The Sabah DAP is very disappointed with the statement made by the IDS chairman Datuk Clarence Bongkos Malakun claiming that DAP Malaysia National Advisor cum Parliament Leader Lim Kit Siang’s comment on the KDM community as the biggest losers under the Barisan Nasional (BN), is baseless and nonsense.

Dr. Hiew said he should be thankful to Lim for the later had been constantly bringing up matters concerning the wellbeing of the KDM in Parliament since the 1960’s. All the things that he fought for the KDM are still in the records. To Kit Siang, he is not selfish but had an open heart to help all sectors of the people, especially for those less fortunate in Sabah and Sarawak.

As claimed by the IDS boss that the Sabahan KDMs are holding many key posts in Sabah, it will be interesting to know and view the list, if his IDS can produce that. It will be of public interest on how many of the 38,500 civil servant are from the KDM, and also on why there is so few KDM department heads in the Federal departments, like arm forces, police, immigration, custom, hospitals and so on in Sabah? May be IDS can produce the number of KDM serving in West Malaysia under various civil services, government departments, and even federal ministries held by Sabahan?

Dr. Hiew regretted that the KDM with some half a million population and even more when grouped with the other Sabah Natives, they are still being classified and listed under the category as “others”  (Lain-Lain) after the Malay, Chinese, and Indian in all official status. Are they not important to be mentioned and given a position in the national listing of races? The KDM must be taken with highest regards and honor, because they are the “Kingmakers” and BN also said that they are their “fixed deposits”! What happen to them now?

Has the government taken care of those hundred thousand of youth mostly from KDM who worked in West Malaysia, and now with thousand of them ending up in deep trouble and without work, shelters, food and fare to come home to Sabah? Has the government taken good care of them, and why have they gone away from home to work so far in West Malaysia? Why these young people can not find jobs in Sabah? May be it is true that there is no jobs at all in Sabah? The government can not create economic growth to generate business opportunities and jobs, and therefore young people have to go away from home to earn a living. It is worst still in the more remote KDM kampongs in the interiors.

The words from Lim Kit Siang may sound political, but we all understand that from the early days till now, he has been on the front line to raise the issues concerning KDM and other Sabah Natives in Parliament, and his effort should be appreciated and remembered. At least he has done his bigger part when compared with other Sabah Natives leaders.  What is wrong for Kit Siang to fight for more attention and brighter future for the KDM.


Dr. Hiew King Cheu, Sabah DAP State Chairman, cum KK MP





沙土著是否是大输家?

沙巴民主行动党对卡达山杜顺文化协会署理主席拿督克伦邦哥马拉昆(Datuk Clarence Bongkos Malakun)今天在报章上的言论大感失望。  他声称有关民行党全国顾问兼国会领袖林吉祥的言论有关国阵土著领袖在国阵是最大的输家,是毫无根据及无稽之谈。

邱博士说,他应该感谢林氏的提醒,自丛六十年代迄今,林吉祥一直为沙巴土著的权益在国会经常代为争取。该些事迹仍然被存在国会的记录中。  林吉祥并不自私,并且以广阔的心胸来帮助在沙巴和砂劳越各民族

马拉昆说,沙巴卡达山土著已持有许多重要的政府职位,邱氏说如果他可以公布该些职位的列表给大家看,这将会是件好事。  人民很想知道,在约三万八千多位的公务员中,有多少位是卡达山土著,并且会有多少卡达山土著担任在沙巴州的联邦政府部门主要职位,比如军部,警察部门,移民厅,海关局,医院等等  或许马拉昆可以公布有多少位卡达山土著有在西马联邦政府任职,甚至于在由沙巴土著担任联邦部长的部门里。

邱博士感到遗憾的是卡达山土著有接近五十万的人口,再加上其他的土著,但是在国家的排位,他们仍然被列为‘其他’的种族(dan Lain-Lain),也就是在巫族,华裔和印籍之后。 是否他们并不重要及不被重视,所以并没有列入和给予排名  卡达山土著必须要受到尊重,因为他们是沙巴‘土地之子’,而且国阵也强调,卡达山土著是他们的‘定期存款’!  如今他们所面对却是怎么样的待遇和地位

政府有照顾到许多在西马的工作的沙巴土著青年吗? 现在有许多沙巴土著青年在西马深陷困境,没有工作和住所,面对饥饿和没有钱回沙巴,政府有照顾他们吗? 为何他们要远离家乡去外地工作?为什么这些年轻人在沙巴州找不到工作? 可能在沙巴州根本没有工作给他们? 因为沙巴州政府不能促进沙州经济增长,制创商业机会和就业机会给土著青年们,因此,该些年轻人就必须离家前往外地谋生,尤其是许多来自内陆偏远的卡达山甘榜

林吉祥的言论确实有一点政治性质,但我们必须明白他从以前直今都是心挂沙州土著的权益,不断地在国会中提起卡达山及其他土著同胞所面对的问题,他的努力及热心是值得赞赏和感激的 至少比起其他国阵的沙巴土著领袖,林氏是尽心尽力为他们努力争取他们应得的权益。