Monday, 16 August 2010

SABAH DAP WANTS FAIR DISTRIBUTION OF LAP-TOPS TO THE RURAL COMMUNITIES IN BINGKOR 沙巴民主行动党促政府公平分配手提电脑


Tuesday, 27 July 2010 02:19 | Written by Administrator |


据本杰明叶博士说,沙巴民主行动党内陆区流动服务队正在协助甘榜地区的学校儿童获得手提电脑, 不论他们是否支持国阵或反对党,他希望该手提电脑是公平获得分配,而不是为了国阵选择性的分配。 沙行动党指出在内陆区有许多贫穷人士都需要政府的帮助,例如在冰谷(Bingkor)有许多贫困家庭无法负担购买手提电脑给自己的孩子,甚至连吃饭都成问 题。

According to Dr Benjamin, Sabah DAP took the initiative to assist deserving rural communities to obtain a laptop for their schooling children regardless of their support for BN or, the opposition parties as he hoped that there would be a fair distribution of laptops to reach the target groups to prevent any parties or, individuals from manipulating and unfairly distributing to the people of their choice, hence, Sabah DAP had identified the poor and needy families in Bingkor where many poor families could not afford to own a computer for their schooling children.





Photograph of Sabah DAP Mobile Services volunteers for Keningau led by Prof Dr Benjamin Yapp. Sabah DAP Parliamentary Liaison Chief for Keningau & Tenom (seated on right) in their recent visit to one of the poor families at Kampung Sandapak, Bingkor to provide welfare assistance and register them for eligible poor families entitled for laptop distribution for rural areas.

According to Dr Benjamin, Sabah DAP took the initiative to assist deserving rural communities to obtain a laptop for their schooling children regardless of their support for BN or, the opposition parties as he hoped that there would be a fair distribution of laptops to reach the target groups to prevent any parties or, individuals from manipulating and unfairly distributing to the people of their choice, hence, Sabah DAP had identified the poor and needy families in Bingkor where many poor families could not afford to own a computer for their schooling children.

He further said that, what is the use to distribute the expensive lap-top to the poor kampongs where there are no electricity supply and inter-net service. It is better to use the fund to develop the electricity and water supply and provide good roads for the poor kampong.

Pic : Dr. Benjamin Yapp with the poor family in Bingkor



By : Dr Benjamin Yapp. Sabah DAP Parliamentary Liaison Chief for Keningau & Tenom Chief





沙巴民主行动党促政府公平分配手提电脑


沙巴民主行动党根地咬和丹南国会选区负责人本杰明叶博士带领的流动服务团队走访内陆地区。 他们最近访问甘榜山答拔,冰谷(Kg. Sandapak, Bingkor)的贫困家庭提供福利的协助,并且为他们登记申请政府分配的手提电脑。

据本杰明叶博士说,沙巴民主行动党内陆区流动服务队正在协助甘榜地区的学校儿童获得手提电脑,不论他们是否支持国阵或反对党,他希望该手提电脑是公 平获得分配,而不是为了国阵选择性的分配。 沙行动党指出在内陆区有许多贫穷人士都需要政府的帮助,例如在冰谷(Bingkor)有许多贫困家庭无法负担购买手提电脑给自己的孩子,甚至连吃饭都成问 题。

他也质疑国阵政府送出手提电脑的动机,尤其是在偏僻的内陆地区没有电流供应及网络。 到不如将这笔款项用在发展穷甘榜的水电供及马路方面来的更有效。

图:本杰明叶博士与冰谷的穷人家合摄

Complaints over expensive postage charges 昂贵的邮费


Thursday, 22 July 2010 10:11 | Written by Administrator |


The expensive postage charges have been the constant complaints received by the Sabah DAP offices and the Semananjong counter part.

A question was raised by the DAP MP for Bakri Er Teck Hwa during the last Parliament session on why the postage charges had increase by more then double and near three times in Sabah and Sarawak. In Semananjong, it is an increase from the original RM0.30 to RM0.60 and in Sabah it is RM0.30 to RM0.80 starting on July 2010.

沙巴民主行动党亚庇国会议员办事处收到许多有关邮费大幅度暴增的投诉。

在国会中,民主行动党国会议员询问有关邮费为何起价至一百巴仙在西马,及更高的邮费在沙巴和砂捞越州。 从七月一日开始,西马邮费从原本的马币三十仙增加至马币六十仙,而在沙巴州则是马币三十仙增加至马币八十仙。







The Minister of Information, Communication and Culture replied that the previous postage rates were used since 1992 which is too low and has affected POS Malaysia when the international system of ‘Terminal Dues’ was implemented in 2010 in the whole world. This has created big negative impact to Malaysia in handling the international mails with relation and subjected to the foreign exchange rates which affect the cost of postage, and the subsidy given on oversea mails.



Under the new Terminal Dues system, POS Malaysia has to shoulder the high cost of operation in handling the oversea mail. At the same time, POS Malaysia is receiving payment far lower with the local mail compared with other countries.



The restructuring of the postal service rates will help POS Malaysia to cope with the cost of operation and uplifting of its service. This rate increase will not affect the people because the people can still use the domestic aerogram (Mel Rakyat) which is launched on the 22nd April, 2010.



Dr. Hiew views the explanation didn’t answer the complaints of the people especially those in Sabah and Sarawak. The extremely high increase did not justify by the explanation provided by the minister. Why we have to pay RM0.80 postage for a local mail, claimed one person from Damai, Luyang? The post office is becoming a business company and no longer a public service. Where is the subsidy for the postal service enjoyed by everyone?



Even though they have to increase the rates, it should not be that high and at one go? May be it is because the postal service is under privatization now, and any increase in the rates means extra profit to the company. In this case the people who use the post service will have no say but just have to pay more.



Therefore, Sabah DAP urges the POS Malaysia to reconsider adjust the rates, and to lower the rates for the postage in Sabah and Sarawak to be the same as Semananjong and not more. The BN’s “1-Malaysia” concept will definitely remains as talk only and cannot stand up the way they wanted it to be, where got 1-Malaysia?


Dr. Hiew King Cheu



Pic 1 is from Damai mail to Foh Sang and Pic 2 is from Selangor mail to Kota Kinabalu











昂贵的邮费


沙巴民主行动党亚庇国会议员办事处收到许多有关邮费大幅度暴增的投诉。



在国会中,民主行动党国会议员询问有关邮费为何起价至一百巴仙在西马,及更高的邮费在沙巴和砂捞越州。 从七月一日开始,西马邮费从原本的马币三十仙增加至马币六十仙,而在沙巴州则是马币三十仙增加至马币八十仙。



新闻、通讯与文化部回答说,自1992年邮票的收费一直以来是很低,已经影响到马来西亚的邮寄系统,尤其是在2010年实行全世界使用的‘国际终站 费’。 这对马来西亚造成了很大的负面影响,尤其是在处理国际邮件,由于受到外汇的汇率影响了邮寄成本,导致必须补贴海外邮件的运费。


根据新的终站费系统,马来西亚邮政局须承担昂贵的海外邮件运送高成本。同时,马来西亚邮政局的本地邮件收费也远远低于其他国家,造成一项不平衡的局面。



邮政服务费的调整将有助于马来西亚邮政局,以应付运作开销及提高服务素质。 此外邮费起价是不会有很大的影响,因为市民仍然可以用今年四月二十二日推出的国内航空邮寄方式(Mel Rakyat)的服务。


邱庆洲博士认为部长的解释并没有正面回答市民的投诉,尤其是对沙巴和砂捞越洲。部长所作的解释的理由并没有真正的解释该项邮费暴增的主 因。 来自路阳达迈的居民责问说,为什么本地邮件的邮费需支付马币六十仙? 如今邮政局已经由私营化公司控制,已不是政府部门。 人们应享有廉价邮政服务到底去了那里,现在是一项生意来论。



即使他们要的加邮费,但是不应该一口气起到那么高? 可能是因为邮政服务已经是私营化,为了增加盈利,该公司可随时增加邮费来达到目的。 在这种情况下使用邮政服务的市民只好要付出更多的邮费。



民主行动党敦促马来西亚邮政局重新检讨邮费,并且降低沙巴和砂捞越州的邮费,必须要与西马相同而不是更高。 国阵政府所谓的‘一个马来西亚’的概念只是说白话而已,根本不能达致他们所说的。



图1 示从达迈邮寄到和生园,图2示从雪州邮寄到亚庇

PBS a cleaning fish of UMNO

Sabah DAP feels that PBS Information Chief Datuk Johnny Mositun is not been fair to himself, his party and the people of Sabah by referring to the opposition’s statements as unnecessary and unproductive rhetoric seeking cheap publicity. Mositun should look into the mirror as his party PBS was at one moment in time an opposition party.
Sabah DAP would like to remind Mositun that PBS return into BN fold (or bus) was to seek a lasting solution to the problem of illegal immigrants within the BN. It cannot be denied that several task forces or committees were established at Federal level to manage and solve this issue. Nothing happened. Today, the government has formed a laboratory on how to manage the illegal immigrants. Sabah DAP thinks a “laboratory” is a wrong place to tackle this illegal immigrant problem, the mother of all problems in Sabah.
How long do Mositun and PBS wait to see the end of the illegal immigrant problem? As far as Sabah DAP is concerned, the problem would only ends when every single illegal immigrant is legalized and enters the electoral roll. By then UMNO will be the undisputed dominant political party in Sabah. This is the time when UMNO will find the other component parties a nuisance in their bus. However, we would expect PBS leaders to stay on the UMNO bus for the comfort and becomes “wall paper”.



PBS must answer to the people who have supported them through thick and thin. Since the illegal immigrant is unsolved what is PBS next move? Is PBS willing to disembark from UMNO bus?

PBS return to BN has made UMNO strong. With more than two-third majority in the State Legislative Assembly, UMNO the dominant party in BN has unilaterally ruled Sabah. Their political agenda in Sabah is supported by PBS and other smaller component parties. The leaders are enjoying in a comfort zone and benefiting from projects while the rakyat and their supporters suffer in silent.

Sabah DAP would like to remind Mositun that the PBS learning curve is very shallow when compared to DAP. PBS had enjoyed the limelight for too long and the thought of losing power was unbearable. Thus, PBS was fast to return to BN because it does not have the resilience and persistence of DAP. PBS leaders were only thinking about themselves. How many supporters of PBS actually benefited from their party hopping back into BN?  PBS does not have a spirit and character of DAP. Sabah DAP knows that PBS leaders will benefit much by working like the “cleaning fish” that swim together with the whale.

Sabah DAP sympathizes with PBS for losing power in 1994 through the underhand tactic of UMNO. With their return to BN, we feel that PBS will always be the “cleaning fish” in BN instead of a whale in Sabah water. Sabah DAP urges supporters of PBS to realize this situation as they are the ones that will effect the change and determine the future of “Sabah Tanah Air Ku”.

Dr. Edwin Bosi
Sabah DAP Publicity Secretary

Malam Pakatan Rakyat 民联之夜 @ Sandakan,23rd July


Thursday, 22 July 2010 00:55 | Written by Administrator |


The Pakatan Rakyat component parties, DAP, PKR, and PAS in Sabah will hold a gathering entitled “ Malam Pakatan Rakyat” in Sandakan on the 23rd of July, 2010, 7pm, at the Dewan Tadika Tai Tong, Taman Mawar, Jalan Sibuga, Sandakan.

The dinner function will be attended by the friends, members and supporters of the three parties and the guest of honor is Lim Kit Siang, with him are other Members of Parliament like Dr. Hiew King Cheu, Lim Lip Eng, Teo Yee Chieng, and the Sabah chairman of the PKR and PAS with their respective state leaders.

The organizing committee chairman George Hiew Vun Zin said that the dinner function is to high light the various issues arising in Sabah and it is also a gathering for the Pakatan Rakyat leaders in Sabah, and some exciting speeches will be delivered together with some video show.

All the friends, supporters and members of the various PR component parties are welcome to attend.

George Hiew Vun Zin

Organizing chairman

民联之夜


沙巴州民联成员党,民主行动党,公正党及回教党将会在山打根举办‘民联之夜’,日期是在七月二十三日(星期五)晚上7点,地点是在山打根西 布架路,华美园的大同幼稚园礼堂举行(Dewan Tadika Tai Tong, Taman Mawar, Jalan Sibuga)。


当天晚上的晚宴将邀请民联的朋友,党员和支持者出席,此外当晚的特别嘉宾有林吉祥与其他国会议员如邱庆洲博士,林立迎,张念群以及公正党和回教党的沙州主席和领袖等。



‘民联之夜’筹委会主席邱文正说,该晚宴的目的主要是关注沙巴州的各种的问题,同时荟集沙巴州民联领袖聚集一起交流,此外当晚将会有激动人心的演说以及视频节目。

欢迎所有民联成员党的朋友,支持者和党员踊跃出席当晚的聚会,以及会见党领袖们。

Last Updated (Thursday, 22 July 2010 01:06)

Sabah State Assembly sitting too short and brief 沙巴州议会的会议太短促简略


Thursday, 22 July 2010 00:51 | Written by Administrator |






The Sabah State Assembly sitting for this coming August on the 2nd and the 3rd had already been cut back by one day from the original scheduled three-days sitting.

Dr. Hiew king cheu the Sabah DAP chief said he is very disappointed to see that the Sabah State Assembly sitting had not utilized the time given to fully to address the various problems and issues faced by the people in Sabah. How can these many problems and issues be discussed and resolved within a two days sitting, and what is the point for the state government to quickly brush and push through important issues like economy, poverty, infrastructure, illegal immigrants, security, and hundreds others matters. Whether it is true and a fact that the BN representatives have no question to raise or ask in the State Assembly? How can everything be done in just two days of sitting, and this is truly ridiculous and unimaginable?

原定3天的沙巴州议会的会议被更改削减一天,改为两天,其开会日期是八月二日至三日。


沙巴民主行动党州主席邱庆洲说,他很失望地看到,沙巴州议会并没有给予足够的时间,以解决沙巴州的各项堆积的问题,尤其是人民所面临的困 难。 只有两天的州会议又如何能够解决这些一罗罗的问题,要知道有许多问题必须要立即讨论和解决,而两天的时间是无法全面做到的。 州政府如何能够在两天内做决策和解决许多重要问题,如经济,贫困,基本设施,非法移民,以保安及堆积如山的其它事宜。 是否国阵的议员没有任何问题在州议会里提出或询问? 一切关乎人民的决策事项如何在短短2天的会议里处理和解决? 这实在是非常可笑,以及不可思议! 开会等于没有开。



The very fact is that BN Sabah State Government does not want all these matters to be brought up and their doing being exposed in the State Assembly. The people of Sabah have the right to know and the BN government has to answer the various questions with a true answer.



If there are any new laws, Acts and Enactments, amendment to laws proposed, these should be conducted with full concentration and to adopt all views before it is passed for endorsement and adoption, at least more time should be given to thoroughly debate and digest the matter all over.



The Sabah State Assembly sitting is known to be short and brief over the years, why can this sitting be located more time to allow more members to speak out, especially pertaining matters to their own areas and constituencies.



Sabah DAP urges the Sabah State Assembly to allow more and longer sitting hours in order the various problem of the people in Sabah can be raised and matters get resolved, otherwise the whole sitting will be meaningless and not worthwhile at all, two days is just too short. May be next time is just one-day sitting only.



Dr. Hiew King Cheu, Sabah DAP state chairman.



沙巴州议会的会议太短促简略


原定3天的沙巴州议会的会议被更改削减一天,改为两天,其开会日期是八月二日至三日。


沙巴民主行动党州主席邱庆洲说,他很失望地看到,沙巴州议会并没有给予足够的时间,以解决沙巴州的各项堆积的问题,尤其是人民所面临的困 难。 只有两天的州会议又如何能够解决这些一罗罗的问题,要知道有许多问题必须要立即讨论和解决,而两天的时间是无法全面做到的。 州政府如何能够在两天内做决策和解决许多重要问题,如经济,贫困,基本设施,非法移民,以保安及堆积如山的其它事宜。 是否国阵的议员没有任何问题在州议会里提出或询问? 一切关乎人民的决策事项如何在短短2天的会议里处理和解决? 这实在是非常可笑,以及不可思议! 开会等于没有开。



事实上也许沙巴国阵州政府不希望这些问题被带出来,以及他们所做的事被掘露在议会中。沙巴人民有权知道,因此国阵政府必须在各问题上给与人民一个真实的交代和回答。


任何新的法令和条规,如有修订的提议,应给予充分的时间去研究和探讨,并在采取任何决策之前,必须得到支持和赞同,至少应给予更多的时间深入讨论和理解。



沙巴州议会的会议多年来都是简短和匆促休会,这是众所周知的事情,为何州会议不能有更长的时间,好让更多州议员能够发表言论,提议及询问,尤其是有关他们州选区内的事项和问题。


沙巴民主行动党敦促沙巴州议会,应延长开会时间,好让代议士们可以提出各种问题和事项,并且获得解决,否则整个州会议将是毫无意义如儿戏,这只是在浪费时间和纳税人的钱。 两天的会议实在太短促,可能下一次的州议会只需用1天的时间完成。

PBS is taken for a ride



Wednesday, 21 July 2010 06:57 | Written by Administrator |




Sri Tanjung Assemblyman and Sabah DAP Deputy Chief YB Jimmy Wong today advised PBS to open its eyes and see what UMNO is doing in the State. He said, PBS and other component parties are merely passengers in the BN bus with UMNO on the driver seat. YB Jimmy Wong said this during a special press conference held at the Kota Kinabalu DAP office this morning 19th July 2010. At the conference were Sabah DAP Chief YB Dr. Hiew King Chief and Sabah DAP Publicity Secretary Dr. Edwin Bosi.

YB Jimmy reiterated that PBS and the other component parties are only temporary fixed deposits of BN. He added that the permanent fixed deposit is the new bumiputra of Sabah, those illegal immigrants who are legalised by the government. He said, before PBS came into power in 1985 the government has been issuing identity cards for the illegal immigrants. This continued even at a faster pace after PBS came into power and after its sudden pull out from the BN in 1990. PBS failed to stop the illegal immigrants from setting foot and been legalised as Malaysians of whom many are now registered as voters. PBS won the 1994 election but failed to form the government after several of their elected assemblymen switched to BN camp. In 2002, PBS decided to rejoin the BN with the objective of solving the illegal immigrant issue from within BN.

YB Jimmy Wong stressed that PBS failed to convince the BN government to tackle the illegal immigrant problem. The number of foreigner continues to swell in Sabah. According to YB Wong, Sabah population increment has surpassed Sarawak which in 1963 was at least 300000 more than Sabah. In 2000, Sabah registered an increase of 80% (2.6 million) to Sarawak 23% (2.0 million).



When PBS Information Chief Datuk Johnny Mositun asked Sabah DAP for proof of illegal immigrants been issued Mycards and registered as voters, YB Jimmy said, please “jangan main wayang kulit”. There are so many proofs. The best one is the nullification of Datuk Yong Teck Lee’s election win in Likas after the plaintiff managed to show proof of illegal immigrants in the electoral roll. Datuk Johnny Mositun should also read the books “Lest we forget” by former PBS Supreme Council member Dr. Chong Eng Leong and “Projek IC” by M. D. Mutabib. The PBS information chief should also check with the Lahad Datu Hospital on the “citizenship-for-rent” scandal where foreign women seek prenatal and postnatal treatment using some local women Mycards. Later they use some local men as husbands which led to the registration of their babies as Malaysians.



YB Jimmy Wong spoke about MCA and other component parties of BN. He said they are just passengers in the BN bus. In 1999 general election and during the height of “reformasi” UMNO only managed to capture only 72 out of 104 MP seats contested while MCA won 29 out of 35 contested. During that election, Datuk Najib Tun Razak managed to win by 241 vote majority. YB Wong said, Najib was saved by the strong Chinese support for BN then. In fact MCA had saved UMNO and BN from the brink of defeat. Unfortunately, MCA did not get rewarded and failed to secure the Ministry of Finance which historically is allotted to MCA.



UMNO ministers and leaders have never shown any genuine respect to MCA and Gerakan. Only recently, an UMNO Minister said that MCA and Gerakan are only passengers in BN bus. But the most hurting words are when some UMNO leaders described the Chinese as “Pendatang Asing”.



YB Jimmy Wong said PBS, MCA and other component parties should read the Chinese story in the legend of the water margin. He added that the script fits the situation of PBS, MCA and the others in the UMNO-led BN government. Although they (UMNO and component parties) are in the same room, UMNO appears to ignore them and do not treat them as partners. In Sabah, the component parties are already becoming vocal and voicing concern that BN will face imminent threats of defeat if the illegal immigrants issue is not resolved. PBS Deputy President and Federal Minister Datuk Maximus Ongkili said it very well that BN will collapse if the sharing of power in the BN is not balance and unfair.



By : Sabah DAP State Publicity Secretary, Dr. Edwin Bosi

Empty Kudat Milau Dam, 古达米涝水库(Milau Dam),有效吗?



Wednesday, 21 July 2010 06:47 | Written by Administrator |











该水供工程应该是为古达居民提供长期供水计划,包括解决严重食水短缺的问题,该项工程耗费约马币3亿令吉以上的款项。 该工程包括兴建储存水的水坝和食水处理厂。 该座食水处理厂是位于一条小溪旁约几公里远的地方。 此外有一条新的水管从食水处理厂连接现有哥打马鲁都至古达的大水管。

沙行动党团队于周六七月十七日探访古达期间,特别被该处的居民要求视察该项水供计划工程。民主行动党党员在视察时,对该水库感到很质疑之外,同时也 感到很失望和震惊。 整座大型的水库却是兴建在一个空旷的山谷。 放眼看去该处根本没有溪流或任何水源,只看到一个干旱的空谷。

The Sabah DAP team visited the new Kudat water supply long term scheme, the Milau dam site and its water treatment plant in Kudat near Sikuati.

The water supply is supposed to supply water to the Kudat district under a long term plan to cover the shortage of water in the district, with a cost of RM 300 millions or more. The project involved the construction of a water catchment and storage reservoir with a dam embankment. The water treatment plant is located downstream few kilometers away next to a small stream. A new pipe line was constructed to link up from the treatment plant to connect to the existing pipeline from Kota Marudu to Kudat.

The Sabah DAP team was specially urged to go to the site by the Kudat folks during its visit recently on Saturday, 17th July. Very surprisingly, the sight of the dam site wasn’t impressive at all, and it made the DAP members felt disappointed and rather shocked by the sight. The whole dam catchment area is just an embankment with an empty valley, and no water can be seen anyway. There is no stream or any water source in the catchment area, and it is just a dry valley.





The project started in 1st August, 2005 and supposed to be completed in 31st January, 2008 but there were extension of time granted. Until today, we saw some workers started to pack up to leave, and it is a long delay from the original completion date.



The design of the whole water treatment works is to receive water from the dam, and then sucked up to the treatment works for filtration and treatment. The water catchment in the dam site is totally depending on the rain water and there is no stream or river water to supply to the dam. What is the use of the dam where there is no supply of water source? Just depending on the rain will not be sufficient to supply the whole of Kudat district. This is another big “white- Elephant” project by the Barisan Nasional” government?



The project was first proposed some 15 years ago, and never got off the ground due to much criticism on the source and insufficient supply of raw water. Kudat district is known to be an area where there is little rain and the whole area is dry, why it is still being implemented and constructed today? Will this be able to supply enough water for the district? Looking at the dam site one can surely tell that it would function fully. The other question is why spent RM300 million for a project not going to function fully and guarantee to supply water to the whole Kudat district in the long run.



The land aquirsation from the kampongs folks in the dam site were not fully settled by the state government, and we received many complaints during the visit. It is understood that the kampong folks received only part payment and some 75% only. Why can’t the state government pay the sum to them quickly?



Sabah DAP state chairman, KK MP

Dr. Hiew King Cheu



Pic : showing the dry dam site and treatment plant



古达米涝水库(Milau Dam),有效吗?


沙巴民主行动党服务团队前往古达附近参观了新兴建的古达水供计划工程,这是米涝水库(Milau Dam)的场地及食水处理厂。


该水供工程应该是为古达居民提供长期供水计划,包括解决严重食水短缺的问题,该项工程耗费约马币3亿令吉以上的款项。 该工程包括兴建储存水的水坝和食水处理厂。 该座食水处理厂是位于一条小溪旁约几公里远的地方。 此外有一条新的水管从食水处理厂连接现有哥打马鲁都至古达的大水管。

沙行动党团队于周六七月十七日探访古达期间,特别被该处的居民要求视察该项水供计划工程。民主行动党党员在视察时,对该水库感到很质疑之外,同时也 感到很失望和震惊。 整座大型的水库却是兴建在一个空旷的山谷。 放眼看去该处根本没有溪流或任何水源,只看到一个干旱的空谷。



该项工程开始兴建于2005年8月1日,并预期在2008年1月31日竣工,但被批准延迟完工的日期。直到今天我们还看到一些工人开始收拾清理并准备离开该工地,显然是完工的日期已延迟了非常久。


这水供的设计是用来自水库的储水,然后转到食水处理厂经过一系列过滤和处理才输送至古达各区。 该处水库的水源完全是依靠雨水,并没有河流提供水源于该水坝。 没有水源的地方兴建水库有什么用呢? 只是取决于雨水将不足以供应食水给整个古达区。 这似乎又是一项国阵政府浪费人民宝贵的纳税钱的‘白象工程’。


该项工程在十五多年前曾经提议兴建,但是一直都没有放落实,理由是由于水源供应的不足。古达整个地区几乎是没有水,并且是属干燥的地方,这 是众所周知的事实,为什么今天却发现该项工程已实施和建造呢?是否能够提供足够的水供给该区? 肯定的是该工程是完全无法发挥作用。另一个问题是,为什么花了三亿令吉的工程却无法充分的法发挥作用,并保证供水于整个古达区。


甘榜的土地已被政府强征,迄今还没有获得全面赔赏及补贴。在访问期间,行动党收到许多的投诉,据了解甘榜人只得到部分支付约75%左右。为什么州政府不能一次过支付该笔款项呢?而让他们饱受损失,失去农作物及家园。



图:空渴的水库和新滤水厂

PBS remains committed to progress in Sabah



Tuesday, 20 July 2010 10:22 | Written by Administrator |




Sabah DAP sympathises with PBS for losing the seat of power through underhand tactics of UMNO and BN and supported by SAPP in 1994. For years, PBS has worked hard to meet the aspiration of Sabahans in line with their slogan “Sabah for Sabahans”. PBS withdrawal from BN was one of the party’s worse political decisions. It only expedited the UMNO-controlled Federal government to facilitate the registration of illegal immigrants in order to out-number the non-Muslim Natives who are perceived to be aligned to PBS. Before PBS pulled out of BN, the process of assimilating illegal immigrants has commenced even before PBS came to power. This unfortunately was not taken into consideration by the leaders in PBS. This fact is well documented and PBS information Chief Datuk Johnny Mositun can and should ask former PBS Supreme Council member Dr. Chong Eng Leong over this issue. There are several books and individuals which and who have openly talked about this issue respectively.



I refer to the article in The Borneo Post “PBS remains committed to progress in Sabah” of 9th July 2010. This article is in response to YB Jimmy Wong’s statement that PBS has deviated and failed to achieve its political, social and economic agenda since rejoining the Barisan National (BN) in 2002.

Sabah DAP sympathises with PBS for losing the seat of power through underhand tactics of UMNO and BN and supported by SAPP in 1994. For years, PBS has worked hard to meet the aspiration of Sabahans in line with their slogan “Sabah for Sabahans”. PBS withdrawal from BN was one of the party’s worse political decisions. It only expedited the UMNO-controlled Federal government to facilitate the registration of illegal immigrants in order to out-number the non-Muslim Natives who are perceived to be aligned to PBS. Before PBS pulled out of BN, the process of assimilating illegal immigrants has commenced even before PBS came to power. This unfortunately was not taken into consideration by the leaders in PBS. This fact is well documented and PBS information Chief Datuk Johnny Mositun can and should ask former PBS Supreme Council member Dr. Chong Eng Leong over this issue. There are several books and individuals which and who have openly talked about this issue respectively.

Sabah DAP agrees with YB Jimmy Yong that the increase in the State legislative assembly seats from 48 to 60 and the delineation of electoral boundaries has favoured UMNO and BN. With the new Bumiputra of Sabah entering the electoral roll, UMNO and BN’s future in Sabah is assured. Sabah DAP is perplexed of why Mositun called this irresponsible and mischievous claim. Thus, when the Prime Minister said Sabah is the “Fixed Deposit” of BN he knows what he is talking about. Sabah DAP wants to remind Mositun that the FD referred to by the PM is not the component parties such as PBS but rather the new Bumiputra of Sabah. It is not surprising why a two-third majority in Parliament is so crucial for UMNO. If UMNO Sabah can increase more state seats then, the party will be impossible to dislodge from power in any near future.

UMNO will always be the big brother in the BN family. Do they respect and listen to their smaller brothers? We have seen how even a tiny fry in UMNO can tell UPKO off during the Maang crisis in Penampang. Only recently we read about an UMNO-linked District Chief in Kudat who said that he 100% supportive to have Tanjung Kapur YB Teo and LDP Deputy President Chin to be sacked from BN. That is only the tip of the iceberg.

Sabah DAP finds it amazing that as PBS information Chief Mositun has not read the article and the “citizenship-for-rent” scandal in Lahad Datu. The Director of Lahad Datu Hospital Dr. Tan Hee Ting was quoted as saying that foreign mothers are using the Mycards of local women to register for prenatal as well as postnatal treatment. This is done to allow their new born babies to become local Malaysian citizens and at the same time they enjoy the minimal medical fee imposed on the locals. In other cases, the foreign women use someone else husband’s Mycards for the same purpose. Dr. Tan added that 35% of the pregnant women are from the neighbouring countries and stated that many Police reports have been lodged over this matter.

Sabah DAP is very keen to work with anyone on the illegal immigrant problem in Sabah including PBS. The fact that PBS re-entry into BN in 2002 was with a strong desire and purpose to see the resolution of the illegal immigrants from within the BN family, this objective now appears to get farther and farther. In fact it has now reached a stage where their objective is beyond reach. Having failed to achieve this mission, PBS must now re-assess their position within the BN. The only real and tangible hope to once and for all to overcome this PTI issue is a change of government both at Federal and State level. Sabah DAP hopes that PBS as one of the pillars of BN in Sabah will consider the move by SNAP in Sarawak that is to join Pakatan Rakyat and make a difference.

Sabah DAP feels that after 25 years as a so-called major political force in Sabah, PBS has lost its direction in tackling the problem of poverty, economic imbalances, land ownership, job opportunities and discrimination in appointments or promotions in the public service, educational and vocational opportunities and the illegal immigrant issue. The PBS Information Chief should try and list down all the achievements and let the people be the judge.

PBS should be ashamed to tell the people in the media that they have resolved the poverty problem for example. Sabah is been tagged the poorest State in Malaysia with most of the abject poverty in rural Pitas, Kota Marudu and Pensiangan districts, the areas which PBS depended for their political strength and survival. It must be embarrassing for PBS and the government to note the assistance of a foreign Ambassador to construct a home for a poor family in Kota Marudu.

Sabah DAP agrees with Mositun that the DAP could only offer rhetoric and criticism in Sabah because it has not formed the Pakatan Rakyat government yet. The Key Performance Index (KPI) for DAP-led Pakatan Rakyat government in Pulau Pinang is very impressive after two years in power. Give us (Pakatan Rakyat) a chance to rule Sabah and we will emulate the success now happening in Pulau Pinang, Selangor, Kedah and Kelantan.

I like to remind Mositun that our criticism is full of facts and they are very constructive. Just take a look at the 60000-ha case of land grabbing belonging to the Natives of Kota Marudu which the Sabah Chief Minister is paying attention now. The people are thankful to Sdra Lim Kit Siang who took time to visit Pitas and Kota Marudu in June 2010 and raised the land grab issue in Parliament. True to their colours, PBS representatives in Tandek and Matunggung are thankful and offering praises to Datuk Musa Aman. But we shall wait and see if the matter can be resolved. UMNO has the tendency to not fulfilling their promises like the 100-day promise of making Sabah a developed and illegal immigrant-free state after taking power in 1994.

Sabah DAP likes to remind Datuk Johnny Mositun of their Deputy President Datuk Dr Maximus Ongkili’s statement only recently that the people in Sabah are very unhappy with the BN Government. He talked about the triple threats to BN which are the problem of illegal immigrants, land matters and imbalance of power sharing within the BN family.



By : Sabah DAP Publicity Secretary, Dr. Edwin Bosi

黃仕平: 團結黨是國陣“乘客”



Tuesday, 20 July 2010 01:21 | Written by Administrator |





針對巫統副主席拿督斯里阿末扎希指馬華和民政黨是國陣和巫統的“乘客”
(penumpang),沙巴民主行動黨署理主席黃仕平指出,沙巴團結黨也是國陣和
巫統的“乘客”。

他說,於一九八六年至一九九四年,沙巴團結黨在國陣里面的八年里,沙巴人口
比率,比起西馬和砂拉越,還是在不正常成長,可見沙巴團結黨當時雖身在國陣
,卻沒有針對非法移民的問題,採取任何行動,只是在背後默默支持國陣。

他表示,於一九七三年,沙巴的人口是六十四萬八千六百九十三人,砂拉越是九
十七萬二百六十九人,一九八零年時,沙巴的人口上升了五十六倍達一百萬十三
人,而砂拉越則只上升廿七巴仙達一百廿三萬人。

到一九九一年時,沙巴的人口增長至一百八十萬人,上升率是七十八萬人,而砂
拉越是一百六十二萬人,只上升了卅三巴仙。

到二零零零年時,沙巴的人口為二百六十三萬人,增長率是四十四巴仙及砂拉越
只有二百零二萬人,增長率為只有廿三巴仙。

從一九七零年至二零零零年之間,沙巴人口劇增三百一十巴仙,砂拉越為一百零
六巴仙,顯得有異。

斯里丹絨州議員黃仕平是今日,在民行黨亞庇國會辦事處召開記者會,在場者包
括亞庇國會議員邱慶洲博士及愛德溫波斯博士。

他說,「雖然沙巴團結黨從當年開始就將“解決非法移民”問題列為主要的競選
宣言,但當巫統站在他們面前時,他們也做不到什麼,當他們於二零零三年重返
國陣時,又講回同樣的課題。」

「若沙巴團結黨和國陣都有誠意解決非法移民的問題,為何非法人民人數只上不
下?」



他說,一九九九年的選舉中,巫統在一百零四個國會選區中,只贏了七十二個,
勝出率達六十九巴仙,是歷史上選舉成績最慘敗的一次,而馬華在卅五個選區中
,贏了廿九個,勝出率高達八十二巴仙。

「當時,現任的首相拿督斯里納吉,當時只有二百四十一張多數票,他是因為華
人的支持才勝出。」
  
「當時,馬華希望憑著如此好的成績,可以重得當年立國時分配給馬華的聯邦財
政部長之位,但巫統並沒有給回他們。」

「如今事過境遷後,他們還說馬華是國陣和巫統巴士上的乘客,只是搭順風車,
巫統是司機,他們連“伙伴”都不配,還要付車資,就是要努力工作少說話,否
則就下車。」

「所以,除了沙巴團結黨,其實其他的國陣成員黨如自民黨、民統及沙巴人民團
結黨都是巫統眼中的“乘客”,難道沙巴團結黨會比馬華更強大嗎?」  

他提醒沙巴團結黨及其他國陣成員黨,不要繼續跟著國陣去“自殺”。
「若沙巴團結黨仍留在國陣,很快就要被國陣的蜜糖“毒死”。」

提及有人指民行黨在沙巴還很“年青”時,黃仕平說,沙巴團結黨才有廿五週年
,但民行黨在沙巴已有四十六年,在沙巴還曾經有過四位國會議員,但於一九九
九年,由於沙巴團結黨要加入四六精神黨,條件是民行黨不能再在沙巴“插上一
腳”,民行黨果然“成全”沙巴團結黨,多年沒有在沙巴競選,可見民行黨和沙
巴團結黨還曾是反國陣的好伙伴。           

Charity Fund raising event organized by Sabah DAP Kota Kinabalu Youth and Wanita 沙行动党为地中海贫血症病患筹款



Tuesday, 20 July 2010 01:16 | Written by Administrator |




Sabah DAP Kota Kinabalu Youth and Wanita wings launched a charity drive in aid of the Sabah Thalassaemia Society at Gaya Street on last Sunday, 18th July 2010. A special discount book of coupons redeemable for goods and services obtained from many shops, restaurants and other outlets worth over RM400, available for only RM35 with the proceeds (part) as funds to help the Sabah Thalassaemia Society.

At the launch were MP for Kota Kinabalu, YB Hiew King Cheu, ADUN for Sri Tanjung, YB Jimmy Wong, Vice president of Sabah Thalassaemia Society, Mdm Jennifer Lee, Sabah DAP Medical and Health Advisory Bureau Chief, Dr Felix Chong, Sabah DAP KK Youth chief, Mr Junz Wong, KK Wanita Chief, Miss Monica Shiau, and Sabah DAP leaders, supporters and the patients Steve Haiker and Maizly Baily from the Sabah Thalassaemia Society.

沙巴民主行动党亚庇青年团和妇女组于周日7月18日在加雅街推动一项筹款活动,为了援助沙巴地中海型贫血症协会所需的基金。 行动党服务团队当天在该处售卖折扣书券,该书卷中的固本能够兑换许多注定的商店,餐馆及其他场所的商品和服务并给予优惠折扣,总值超过400令吉。 该书卷售卖价是马币三十五令吉,而部分筹得的款项将会捐给沙巴地中海贫血症协会。
当天亚庇国会议员邱庆洲博士,斯里丹戎州议员黄仕平,沙巴地中海贫血症协会副主席李女士,沙行动党医疗保健服务局张国华医生,亚庇青年团主席王鸿俊,亚庇妇女组主席莫妮卡萧,行动党领袖和支持者,以及地中海型贫血症患者史蒂夫海克及马志里贝利也有出席该活动。



Thalassaemia is an inherited autosomal recessive blood disease, where a genetic defect results in the formation of abnormal hemoglobin molecules, thus causing anemia, the characteristic presenting symptom of the thalassaemias.



In its most severe form called thalassaemia major treatment includes chronic blood transfusion therapy, iron chelation, splenectomy, and allogeneic hematopoietic transplantation. All these treatments are very expensive especially when most of Thalasaemics are from poor families in districts like Kudat, Kota Marudu, Pitas and Ranau among others.



Sabah Thalassaemia Society covers over 1500 patients and their families, and provided help in many levels of Thalassaemia care.



Sabah DAP as part of its social responsibility will help to raise funds for the Sabah Thalassaemia Society. Any donation please contact Sabah Thalassaemia Society at 088-212200.



Dr Felix Chong Kat Fah, Sabah DAP Medical and Health Advisory Bureau Chief.



Pic : Group photo taken during the official launching





沙行动党为地中海贫血症病患筹款

沙巴民主行动党亚庇青年团和妇女组于周日7月18日在加雅街推动一项筹款活动,为了援助沙巴地中海型贫血症协会所需的基金。 行动党服务团队当天在该处售卖折扣书券,该书卷中的固本能够兑换许多注定的商店,餐馆及其他场所的商品和服务并给予优惠折扣,总值超过400令吉。 该书卷售卖价是马币三十五令吉,而部分筹得的款项将会捐给沙巴地中海贫血症协会。
当天亚庇国会议员邱庆洲博士,斯里丹戎州议员黄仕平,沙巴地中海贫血症协会副主席李女士,沙行动党医疗保健服务局张国华医生,亚庇青年团主席王鸿俊,亚庇妇女组主席莫妮卡萧,行动党领袖和支持者,以及地中海型贫血症患者史蒂夫海克及马志里贝利也有出席该活动。



地中海贫血症是一种染色体隐性遗传性的血液疾病,是因为红细胞内的血红蛋白数量和质量的异常, 从而引起贫血及地中海贫血的特点和症状。


严重地中海贫血症将会面对的治疗包括输血和去铁治疗,脾切除,细胞或骨髓移植和造血治疗等。 所有这些治疗方法都非常昂贵,尤其是当地中海贫血病患者大多是来自古达,哥打马鲁都,必达士和兰瑙等内陆地区的贫困家庭。



目前在沙巴州的地中海贫血症协会照顾约有1500多位病患者以及其家属,并给予地中海贫血症病患在各方面的治疗和援助。


帮助有需要的人士是沙巴民主行动党的职责,并感到荣幸能够参与协助沙巴地中海贫血症协会为不辛的人士一笔善款。 尚若有善心人士愿意给与协助和捐款,可以直接联络沙巴地中海贫血症协会,电话是088-212200。



图:行动党成员与沙地中海贫血症协会合摄

Sabah DAP to liven up Kudat沙巴火箭成立古达新支部



Tuesday, 20 July 2010 00:53 | Written by Administrator |




Sabah DAP Kudat Branch organised a dinner gathering to mark the party’s foray into Kudat. Sabah DAP Kudat Parliament Liaison Chief Edward Lu said in his welcoming speech that Kudat is slowly forgotten by the BN government. He said his team will try to revive the economy of this town by organizing an agriculture and food fiesta on a regular basis. He hopes to give incentive for farmers to work harder and at the same time attract more local people and tourists to Kudat.

Sabah DAP Chief YB Dr Hiew King Cheu who graced the function talked about the Ma Tzu statue which was disallowed to be erected by the BN government. This is extremely weird situation where a statue which is to be erected by former LDP President and Chief Minister is not supported by the current UMNO-led government. YB Dr Hiew said that Kudat has lost an iconic structure which could have boosted its tourism potential. According to YB Dr Hiew, the Ma Tzu statue is not a religious structure at all where people will come and pray while bearing offerings. He mentioned about PAS-led Kelantan where the tallest Buddha statue stands amongst the temple and mosque.



沙巴民主行动党古达国会联委会主办聚会,同时庆祝古达新支部成立。 沙行动党古达国会选区负责人鲁道光在他的致词中说古达已经被国阵政府遗忘了。他说他的团队将会举办农业和食品‘斗磨’及设法提升古达的经济状况,虽然力量 有限,最低限度党方面还会积极去推行。 他希望这能够激励农民更加努力地工作,同时也举办更多活动来吸引更多人及游客到古达。沙巴民主行动党州主席邱庆洲博士在他的演词中说,有关国阵政府不允许 妈祖像被竖立的课题引起大家的共鸣。 他说该神像是由前自民党主席兼前首席部长建议竖立,但是却不获得巫统政府和其领导支持。 邱博士说,古达因而失去了一个能够提升旅游业,吸引游客的观光景点。 邱氏指出该妈祖神像并不是全为宗教,也不是让人们前来膜拜。 他举例吉兰丹其中最高的佛像之一的寺庙和清真寺,目前是西马有名的游览胜地,每年吸引许多游客前往参观。





The Sabah DAP Chief also concurred with Edward Lu that Kudat which is formerly a Sabah main town and now is moving towards the twilight zone. Except for Simpang Mangayau which is the tip of Borneo there is nothing much to see in Kudat. There are so many interesting things to see and do in Kudat but the government is just not interested at all, he continued. YB Dr Hiew commented on the stretch of road from Kota Marudu to Kudat. He said this road should not be called highway. This so-called highway is worse that the village roads in West Malaysia according to YB Dr. Hiew. The basic infrastructure such as road, water and power supply is so rudimentary and unreliable.



About 60 people attended the get-to-know dinner. Among those present were Sabah DAP Publicity Secretary Dr. Edwin Bosi, Sabah DAP Organising Secretary Jeffrey Kumin, Sabah DAP Health Bureau Chief Dr. Felix Chong, Sabah DAP Tanjung Kapur Chief Alex Anthony Wong, Sabah DAP Moyog Chief Henry Mogindol and PKR Kota Marudu Chief Anthony Mandiau.



By : Sabah DAP State Publicity Secretary, Dr. Edwin Bosi



Pic : Sabah DAP New Tanjung Kapor member lead by chairman Alex Wong (2nd from right) showing their membership form witnessed by Dr. Hiew and Edward Lu





沙巴火箭成立古达新支部



沙巴民主行动党古达国会联委会主办聚会,同时庆祝古达新支部成立。 沙行动党古达国会选区负责人鲁道光在他的致词中说古达已经被国阵政府遗忘了。他说他的团队将会举办农业和食品‘斗磨’及设法提升古达的经济状况,虽然力量 有限,最低限度党方面还会积极去推行。 他希望这能够激励农民更加努力地工作,同时也举办更多活动来吸引更多人及游客到古达。



沙巴民主行动党州主席邱庆洲博士在他的演词中说,有关国阵政府不允许妈祖像被竖立的课题引起大家的共鸣。 他说该神像是由前自民党主席兼前首席部长建议竖立,但是却不获得巫统政府和其领导支持。 邱博士说,古达因而失去了一个能够提升旅游业,吸引游客的观光景点。 邱氏指出该妈祖神像并不是全为宗教,也不是让人们前来膜拜。 他举例吉兰丹其中最高的佛像之一的寺庙和清真寺,目前是西马有名的游览胜地,每年吸引许多游客前往参观。



邱博士说,古达以前是沙巴州的主要市镇,如今已经没落逐渐被边缘化了。 在古达除了新邦孟加尧(Simpang Mangayau),北婆罗洲最尖端处之外,也没有什么其它的特别景点了。 在古达有许多有趣的地方可以观光,但是政府却不感兴趣发展。 邱博士评论说,从哥打马鲁都的延伸到古达的马路,该段道路不应该被称为高速公路。因为该所谓的高速公路比起西马甘榜的马路还要糟糕。 此外在古达的基本设施如道路很落后,而水电供应则不稳定及缺乏。



该晚的集会约有六十多位人士及党员出席。 此外出席该集会的领袖还有沙行动党州宣传秘书艾德温博西医生,州组织秘书杰菲利古明,医疗保健局主任张国华医生,古达(Tanjung Kapur)支部主席亚烈士黄,摩约(Moyog)支部主席亨利莫津都(Henry Mogindol)及公正党哥打马鲁都支部主席安东尼曼迪欧(Anthony Mandiau)。



图 :新古达支部主席和党员与邱博士及鲁道光合摄

why after 50 years of Merdeka, Melalap, Keningau is still very backward with no basic infrastructure and public amenities.根地咬孟拉拉(Melalap)仍然落后于其他地区,该处至今还是缺乏基本设施和公共设施。



Monday, 19 July 2010 01:30 | Written by Administrator |





Sabah DAP queries the State Government as to why after 50 years of Merdeka, Melalap, Keningau is still very backward with no basic infrastructure and public amenities.

Sabah DAP Liaison Parliamentary chief for Keningau and Tenom, Prof Dr Benjamin Yapp and his delegates visited the so-called Pekan Melalap to find out the current situations and meet the people to listen to their problems and request on July 3, 2010.

沙巴民主行动党责问州政府为什么经过50年的独立,根地咬孟拉拉(Melalap)仍然落后于其他地区,该处至今还是缺乏基本设施和公共设施。
沙行动党国会选区根地咬和丹南负责人本杰明叶博士和流动服务团队,前往探访孟拉拉镇(Pekan Melalap),主要是要了解该处的问题和听取该处居民的投诉



Dr. Yapp was shocked and saddens to rediscover that since 1956, when he was living in Keningau he found that pekan Melalap old shop houses were the same old structure as before Merdeka! Sabah DAP urged the State Government and the YBs of Melalap and Tenom to go down to see for themselves the real situations and to develop the pekan Melalap as a township instead of neglecting the basic infrastructure development. The local communities have made many complaints but the Government authorities had not taken their pledges seriously.





(Pictures taken in Pekan Melalap, Keningau for public viewing.)



Prof Dr Benjamin Yapp, ASDK, ADK, PhD

Ketua Perhubungan Sabah DAP Keningau & Tenom



沙巴民主行动党责问州政府为什么经过50年的独立,根地咬孟拉拉(Melalap)仍然落后于其他地区,该处至今还是缺乏基本设施和公共设施。


沙行动党国会选区根地咬和丹南负责人本杰明叶博士和流动服务团队,前往探访孟拉拉镇(Pekan Melalap),主要是要了解该处的问题和听取该处居民的投诉。



叶博士感到震惊的是,他发现今天的孟拉拉镇旧店还是和在1956年他曾住在根地咬的状况一模一样,一切的情景与还没有独立之前是一样没有改变! 在此沙行动党敦促州政府代议士们亲自前往孟拉拉和丹南地区看一看,亲自了解该处的实际情况和发展。 该处许多地区都没有完善的基本设施和发展,似乎完全被国阵政府忽略了。 此外当地的甘榜和村民也曾多次提出投诉,但州政府和当局都没有提供该处的需要。由此可见国阵并没有认真实施所宣布过的承诺。