Monday, 24 May 2010

Ranjit Singh is out of context 兰吉星不了解沙巴的民情

二零一零年五月二十日在丹容亚路香格里拉酒店举办的研讨会(Dasar Efektif Rakyat Sejathera Seminar),约有150名联邦及州政府的高级官员出席。 研讨会的主讲人兰吉星说,州政府应该服从联邦政府,因为这是马来西亚政体和宪法体制的重要原则

沙巴领袖声称沙巴和其他州属一起联合成立马来西亚,而不是加入马来西亚,他说这是不正确的。 兰吉星进一步说,为何仍然使用‘沙巴州’这字眼呢? 这意味着沙巴是马来西亚十三个州属之一吗? 他还补充说,沙巴人可以要求特别权利,但不能要求特别的地位。 沙巴人应该明白在联邦制度管制下,州政府是不能超于联邦或甚至要求相等的地位。
他的言论受到了许多沙巴人的批评和极度不满。  沙巴人不同意他所提出的观点,身为一名研究沙巴的学者,非常遗憾的他不完全了解沙巴州的历史背景和史实,以及沙巴人的感受。
The ‘Dasar Efektif Rakyat Sejathera seminar’ was held in Kota Kinabalu on the 20th of May 2010 in Shangrila’s Tanjong Aru Resort attented by some 150 high ranking state and federal government officers. The speaker Ranjit Singh said the state government should obey the federal government because that is the major principle of the political and constitutional structure of Malaysia.
 He also said that it is not correct for some Sabah leaders who claimed that Sabah helped form Malaysia and not joined Malaysia. He further said that why you still use the words ‘the state of Sabah’? It means that you are one of the 13 states in Malaysia, and he added that Sabahan can ask for special rights but not a special position. Sabahan should understand that there is a federal system; state government cannot go higher or equal to the federal government he pointed out.
His statement came under lots of criticism and fire from the Sabahan. The people don’t share his view on the points he raised, and he as a scholar who made studies on Sabah has not reached the heart and the feeling of the Sabahan coupled with the historical background and facts.








Ranjit Singh is out of context 
The ‘Dasar Efektif Rakyat Sejathera seminar’ was held in Kota Kinabalu on the 20th of May 2010 in Shangrila’s Tanjong Aru Resort attented by some 150 high ranking state and federal government officers. The speaker Ranjit Singh said the state government should obey the federal government because that is the major principle of the political and constitutional structure of Malaysia.
 He also said that it is not correct for some Sabah leaders who claimed that Sabah helped form Malaysia and not joined Malaysia. He further said that why you still use the words ‘the state of Sabah’? It means that you are one of the 13 states in Malaysia, and he added that Sabahan can ask for special rights but not a special position. Sabahan should understand that there is a federal system; state government cannot go higher or equal to the federal government he pointed out.
His statement came under lots of criticism and fire from the Sabahan. The people don’t share his view on the points he raised, and he as a scholar who made studies on Sabah has not reached the heart and the feeling of the Sabahan coupled with the historical background and facts.
Dr. Hiew King Cheu, the Kota Kinabalu Member of Parliament said that Sabahans actually feel strongly about their own identity, rights and status in Malaysia. This is their rights firmly protected under both the constitutions of Sabah and Malaysia. We are indeed one of the 13 states in Malaysia, and the history should be registered correctly that we formed Malaysia together and we did not join. This is because there was no Malaysia before the Malaysia Agreement was signed and endorsed on the 16th of September, 1963. There were some special privileges given to Sabah included in the ‘20-points’. There was a review and amendments made on the 20-points in the agreement after 10 years of Malaysia formation, and later there was no other review done.
Things may have changed in the past, and state government may have changed in Sabah, but still deep in the heart of the people in Sabah, they feel that Sabah deserved more. Ranjit said if Sabahan wanted to fight for their rights, they could start with a negotiation for more allocation if they feel that the state is lacking behind, compared with other states. It is not as simple as Ranjit had put it, and it is not just allocation, but matters like federal government department senior civil servant post for Sabahan, increasing oil loyalty, more industrial licenses, opportunities on injection of foreign investment, tourism industry uplifting and support, agriculture development, and human resources etc.. Dr. Hiew said there are plenty of things that we have to deal with to see that Sabahan are better treated as an “Equal Partner”, and not a state being forgotten by the federal government. It is a common fact that voices from the state BN government of Sabah were often ignored, as mentioned by several BN representatives.

Dr. Hiew urges him to be cautious in making comment on the Sabah matters, especially not to hurt the feeling of the Sabahan.
Dr. Hiew King Cheu, Sabah DAP state chief. 

兰吉星不了解沙巴的民情

二零一零年五月二十日在丹容亚路香格里拉酒店举办的研讨会(Dasar Efektif Rakyat Sejathera Seminar),约有150名联邦及州政府的高级官员出席。 研讨会的主讲人兰吉星说,州政府应该服从联邦政府,因为这是马来西亚政体和宪法体制的重要原则。

沙巴领袖声称沙巴和其他州属一起联合成立马来西亚,而不是加入马来西亚,他说这是不正确的。 兰吉星进一步说,为何仍然使用‘沙巴州’这字眼呢? 这意味着沙巴是马来西亚十三个州属之一吗? 他还补充说,沙巴人可以要求特别权利,但不能要求特别的地位。 沙巴人应该明白在联邦制度管制下,州政府是不能超于联邦或甚至要求相等的地位。
他的言论受到了许多沙巴人的批评和极度不满。  沙巴人不同意他所提出的观点,身为一名研究沙巴的学者,非常遗憾的他不完全了解沙巴州的历史背景和史实,以及沙巴人的感受。

亚庇国会议员邱庆洲博士说,沙巴人非常清楚在马来西亚的身份地位和权利。根据沙巴和马来西亚宪法下,这些权益是受保护的。 沙巴州确实是马来西亚十三个州之一,历史也应该正确注明沙巴和其他州一起成立了马来西亚,并不是加入。  这是因为当时签署马来西亚契约之前,并没有‘马来西亚’这名称的存在,直到1963年9月16日后才正式成立了马来西亚。  此外沙巴州给予特殊的权益都注明在所签署的契约中的‘20条列’里。  在马来西亚成立十年后,曾经对该项‘20条列’进行了一次的检讨和修订,后来再没有进一步的检讨。
许多事情因时间而改变,沙巴州政府也多次更换,但在沙巴人民内心深处,他们都觉得沙巴应该得到更多的联邦照顾。  兰吉星说如果沙巴人要争取更好的权益,如觉得与其他州属相比,他们觉得落后和发展的不够,他们可以向联邦政府进行要求更多的拨款。兰吉星说得那么简单和轻 松,他不了解沙巴人要的不只是拨款,其他方面如让沙巴人担任联邦政府部门的高级公务员职位,提高原油分享额,增加更多工业执照,吸引外国投资,提升和支持 州内的旅游业,工业发展及人力资源等。 邱博士说,这些都必须要受到联邦政府的关注和处理,尤其是应该看待沙巴人为‘同等的伙伴’,而不是成为被联邦政府忽略的州属。  国阵一向来都忽略沙巴州的需求,这是众人所知的事实,也正如一些沙州国阵代议士所提及的。

邱博士敦促兰吉星要谨慎对沙巴州的事项作出发言,尤其是会伤及沙巴人的心。