Kota Kinabalu “The Sabah Speaker plays a very important role under the Westminster system of government. Its sudden vacancy offers an opportunity for the State Legislative Assembly to appoint the new Speaker based on merits and certain required criteria” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, commenting on the availability of the post due to the not unexpected appointed of the previous Speaker as a federal Minister in the Cabinet reshuffle.
Sunday, August 2, 2015
At least embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is right about one thing. The current mess in Malaysian politics is the making of his greatest nemesis, Mahathir Mohamad, who led the Southeast Asian nation with an iron fist from 1981–2003. What Najib fails to fathom is that Mahathir has not produced this mess by criticising his leadership, but by paving Najib’s path to power in the fashion he did during his decades in office. Mahathir may believe that he can end the crisis by bringing Najib down. But history should judge Mahathir himself as the author of a long national decline that has culminated in this latest crisis.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Kota Kinabalu: “Sabah and Sarawak should negotiate a separate and better deal for their natural gas resources so that they have an additional opportunity to catch up on their development and to give Sabahans and Sarawakians a fighting chance to progress and advance from their resources” said Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, cum Bingkor State Assemblyman.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Kota Kinabalu: “The “BATU SUMPAH” or Oath Stone Plaque is only going to be meaningful if the contents of the Oath (Sumpah) are adhered to and fulfilled” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, the Assemblyman for Bingkor, when commenting on various questions on the authenticity of the missing Oath Stone plaque which was handed over to him by a member of a village community in Apin-Apin yesterday.
Monday, July 6, 2015
Kota Kinabalu: “If the federal government has nothing to hide over the Double 6 air-crash that killed Tun Fuad Stephens and several of his Cabinet Ministers on 6th June 1976, then they should de-classify the air-crash investigations and publish the full report” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, Chairman of STAR Sabah in a press statement released in conjunction with the 39th anniversary of the air-crash.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Sabah Solidarity Movement To Submit Memorandum To Parliament Speaker on Reforms on Sabah Constitutional Safeguards
Kota Kinabalu: “The Sabah Solidarity Movement (Gerakan Perpaduan Sabah - GPS) will submit a Memorandum to the Dewan Rakyat Speaker, Tan Sri Pandekar Amin, to incorporate restoration of the 1/3 veto power as Sabah and Sarawak constitutional safeguards in the proposed parliamentary reforms” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, in a press statement released today.
GPS had noted with sadness that although both BN and PR MPS have voiced support for Tan Sri Pandekar’s initiative for parliamentary reforms, none of their proposals had addressed the injustice faced by Sabah and Sarawak in the present Federal Parliament.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
It’s a blessing in disguise that former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad publicly disclosed that Dewan Rakyat Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia was unhappy in his job and had resigned. That has reminded Sabahans and Sarawakians once again that they are unhappy too with Parliament.
We now know the full story on the Speaker’s resignation, but let’s not get into the mini spat between Mahathir and Pandikar.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
BY ANISAH SHUKRY
Published: 20 May 2015 6:11 PM
Angry Sabahan lawmakers today demanded the government explain why another kidnapping had taken place in the state, despite millions of ringgit poured into the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom).
|BN's Kinabatangan MP Datuk Bung Moktar Radin is upset over the lack of security in the eastern part of Sabah where his constituency is located. – The Malaysian Insider pic, May 20, 2015.|
A furious Datuk Bung Moktar Radin (BN–Kinabatangan) told the Dewan Rakyat today that he feared for his own safety and was unable to carry out his duties as a lawmaker by visiting his constituency.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
KENYATAAN Menteri Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek berhubung GST untuk "reload coupon" nampaknya umpama memperbodohkan rakyat saja, termasuk rakyat Sabah.
Kalau tak silap menteri itu kata GST tidak dikenakan kepada kupon relod tetapi GST hanya akan dikenakan terhadap penggunaan kupon relod.
Maknanya kalau kita beli kupon relod RM10 tiada GST tetapi kalau kita mula guna kupon itu maka GST akan diaktifkan, mungkin menerusi tambahan kos pada kadar panggilan mengikut jenis sim atau telco yang kita masing-masing pakai. Contohnya DG, Celcom, Tune Talk dan Maxis dan sebagainya.
Friday, May 15, 2015
KUALA LUMPUR, May 14 — Mohd Nazifuddin Najib, the second son of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, has denied his involvement in Ufun Group Bhd Ltd, a multi-level marketing firm that was recently exposed for allegedly cheating over 120,000 people of some RM4 billion.
According to Malaysiakini, Mohd Nazifuddin claimed the firm has been using his name to deceive buyers into enrolling in the Ponzi scheme and that claims of his alleged involvement were part of a smear campaign against him.