Sunday, December 14, 2014
Barely has the dust settled on the issue of the seized Bibles in Selangor, a Catholic priest in Muar, Johor, was detained for having 30 copies of a hymn book with the word Allah which were meant for his Orang Asli parishioners.
Father Cyril Mannayagam (pic), 44, said although the police later decided not to pursue the case against him, the hymn books, titled "Kepujian Kepada Tuhan Allah" (Praise be to God) were seized and had yet to be returned to him.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Ranau: A group of Sabahans took the opportunity to mark World Human Rights Day at Kg. Kibbas, an idyllic countryside village nestled between Kundasang and Ranau, not far from foothills of the majestic Mount Kinabalu, to highlight some basic human rights issues confronting Sabah.
If the settings were appropriate, it was more meaningful for Kg. Kibbas where the native villagers recounted how in 2012 they had carried out a protest with placards and banners demanding for clean treated water to be supplied to the village. Eventually, the government relented and quickly installed pipe facilities for the water supply, perhaps due to the then pending GE-13 elections.
Kota Kinabalu: “The evidence unearthed at the on-going Tanduo terrorism trial not only corroborate with the findings of the RCI Report but shows that the Sabah security problem is self-inflicted by the federal government in giving ICs and MyKads to ineligible foreigners and with it voting rights" said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, noting that a MyKad was amongst the items seized from a terrorist suspect at the trial.
“Actually, it is nothing new as any Sabahan will tell you. Malaysians have awoken to this threat of fake Sabahan/Malaysian with criminal activities including murder and foreign security guards holding fake Malaysian ICs and Pakistani taxi drivers holding ICs purporting them to be Sabahans in the past few months” explained Dr. Jeffrey.
Kota Kinabalu: “If we base the findings of the RCI Report and the Court decision in the 1999 Likas Election Petition, there is no doubt that the present Umno/BN federal and Sabah governments are illegitimate” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief.
The illegally issued ICs and MyKads to ineligible foreigners and their entry into the electoral rolls is high treason of the highest degree. In many countries, the wrong-doers would have been shot, hanged or beheaded. In some countries, the family of the shot wrong-doers would have to pay for the bullets for they are not worth the cost of the bullets. In fact, PAS Sabah has called for the perpetuators to be hanged for treason.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Kota Kinabalu: “The turning of a blind eye to Sabah’s problems and the continuing failure of the federal government in addressing Sabah’s problems will make Sabahans angrier. Worse still, it will contribute towards Sabahans wanting to opt out of the federation since there is a breakdown in the federation system of equal partnership” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief.
Devastating floods especially the last 2 years in Sabah have claimed lives, destroyed homes and schools as well as roads and bridges and massive destruction of crops. The floods have even submerged the towns of Donggongon and Tenom. Many are still suffering from the damaging effects of the floods.
Kota Kinabalu: “The actions of PBS including the lodging of police reports in prodding the federal authorities to pursue further actions on the wrong-doing as highlighted in the RCI Report ought to be respected and supported by all Malaysians, more so by right thinking Sabahans” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, in response to news of police reports being lodged by PBS representatives on the RCI Report.
This is totally contrary to the other Umno leaders from Sabah who are aiding and abetting the Malayan leaders to continue to strangle and control Sabah as an internal colony. They even
Kota Kinabalu: “The federal Minister Datuk Rahman Dahlan should help find solutions and openly declare his intention instead of making insinuating statements defending the federal government and blaming everything on Sabahans to deflect blame from the government” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, in response to the Minister’s various press statements on the RCI Report.
If Rahman is defending his federal bosses and the federal government in Putrajaya, he should provide concrete proof and not make wild accusations and sweeping statements.
Kota Kinabalu: “There is no point in arguing about the statement issued by the Chief Secretary on the RCI Report which was obviously a misleading BN public relations exercise, but what can be done to move forward and resolve the problems identified by the RCI” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, in a press statement on the furore created by the Chief Secretary on the RCI Report.
The main issue at hand is not whether there is or there is no Project IC? or Is the federal government or Tun Mahathir involved or not?
Sunday, December 7, 2014
SOMETIME in June, 2011, I was in Kota Kinabalu for meetings and some on-the-ground activism.
Yes, I had not as yet been banned by Musa Aman from entering Sabah then.
Around 1am, I ran out of cigarettes ( yes, yes, I am working on quitting, so please don’t nag me ), and went down to the hotel reception to enquire where the nearest shop was that I could get some.
The receptionist asked if I would like the hotel doorman to get them for me, as it might not be safe.
By Ezra Haganez
KOTA KINABALU : Parti Kerjasama Rakyat (PAKAR) calls on Kota Belud MP Abdul Rahman Dahlan to stop being the mouthpiece of Malayan leaders when dealing with the issue of large presence of illegal immigrants in the state.
PKAR deputy president, Paulus Gani said in as many cases in recent years, Rahman stood out as the Sabahan tool for his political masters to legitimise whatever acts in a pursue of Umno agenda, including calling on fellow Sabahans to now just accept these illegal immigrants who have been around for 40 years".
Kota Kinabalu: “Wanita Malaysia harus diiktiraf dengan sewajarnya sumbangan besar and pengorbanan mereka di dalam pembangunan Negara. Sebagai salah satu pengiktirafan tersebut, Wanita Keadilan menggesa Kerajaan BN menyalurkan terus sebahagian pemberian Bantuan Rakyat Satu Malaysia (BR1M) kepada suri rumah” kata YB. Haniza Talha, Timbalan Ketua Wanita PKR Sabah, dalam suatu sidang media selepas melancar “Petisyen Rakyat Iktiraf Suri Rumah” peringkat Sabah di Kinarut, pada hari Sabtu lalu.