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Send someone to Parliament who can help Najib and Musa solve Sabah problems

By Ezra Haganez
PKR former state liaison secretary, Kanul Gindol, has called on the voters in Batu Sapi not to cast their votes for a proxy of PKR supremo Datuk Anwar Ibrahim, saying it is just a waste of time, and will not strategically help promote the right "halatuju" of the state, vis-a-vis federal attention.

Kanul, who is partyless since he ditched PKR in 2008 general election, said voters in Batu Sapi must also take into account a fact that there is nothing that Anwar or his proxy can do that the Prime Minister Datuk Najib Razak or the Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman cannot do for Sandakan and Sabah.

"I have just returned from a three-day observation trip in Batu Sapi and found out that the people in Sandakan in general indeed wanted to be heard by their assemblymen, the prime minister, and the chief minister.

Suggested PR election manifesto

The next election is supposed to be very near and the ruling party has asked its allies to get its election machinery ready.
In that spirit here are my suggestions/recommendations of what I wish to see PR election manifesto to be:

1. Abolish all laws that allows detention without trial, i.e. ISA, Emergency Ordinance, Dangerous Drugs Act.

2. Amend the constitution to legislate that any law that allows for detention without trail must be passed unanimously in Parliament.
3. Make it mandatory for all political parties to follow the one member one vote principle and not via the delegate system.

4. Abolish at once the National Service programme and the Biro Tata Negara.

5. All toll collections to be abolished once investments and running costs are recouped, after that, the cost to be recovered via road tax.

Standing in for Najib: Does Rosmah have delusions of grandeur?

Mariam Mokhtar

Malaysian Prime minister Najib Abdul Razak’s illness with chicken pox on the eve of the visit of two foreign dignitaries – Australian Prime minister Julia Gillard and US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, is unfortunate but not as awkward as how events have unfolded whilst he is recuperating.

Najib first showed symptoms of illness at the 17th Asean Summit Meeting in Hanoi and according to his wife, Rosmah Mansor, has been asked to rest by his doctors.

Whilst at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital, where she paid a visit to the accident victims of the Genting bus crash, Rosmah was reported to be in ‘high spirits standing in for Najib at functions’.

Rosmah appears to be taking her role a bit too seriously.

Rosmah pemangku PM jadi tanda tanya

(Harakahdaily) - Tindakan isteri Perdana Menteri, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor mewakili Perdana Menteri dalam majlis yang tidak boleh disertainya menimbulkan pelbagai persoalan kini apakah beliau adalah pemangku perdana menteri.

"Saya keliru. Jika PM tidak sihat, bukankah sepatutnya timbalan perdana menteri yang mewakili beliau dan kerajaan, dan bukan Rosmah? Atau dia (Rosmah) pemangku PM," kata Malik Imtiaz Sharwa seorang peguam terkenal dalam twitternya.

Semalam, Rosmah telah berucap mewakili PM di Karnival Deepavali 1Malaysia di Litle India dekat Brickfield.

Dalam majlis itu, Najib melalui teks ucapan yang dibacakan oleh isterinya berjanji akan membantu orang India di negara ini.

Malacca developed status self-declared, says OECD official

Ali Rustam
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 2 — The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has confirmed that it had not endorsed Malacca’s developed state status, despite the declaration by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak made during a grand celebration on October 20.

OECD representative Jon Hall explained to The Malaysian Insider via email that the media could have misunderstood OECD’s role in the issue, pointing out that the organisation was not in the position to make such an endorsement.

“The OECD did not endorse the Malaccan declaration, mainly because we are not in a position to do so.

Ibans sue Raziah Mahmud's logging company

By Joseph Tawie, Free Malaysia Today

KUCHING:  Fourteen Ibans representing 276 families from 15 longhouses and villages in Sebangan/Sebuyau area have filed a writ of summons at the Kuching High Court today against Raziah Taib's company Quality Concrete Holding. Raziah is Chief Minister Taib Mahmud's sister.
She is a major shareholder and director in the company.

The writ was filed by Messrs Baru Bian Advocates and Solicitors. Also named in the suit are the Loyal Billion Sdn Bhd (second defendant), a penghulu and headmen (third and fourth defendants), the Forest Department and the state government (fifth and sixth defendants).

The plaintiffs are Numpang Anak Suntai, Samuel Anak Neli, Sadun Anak Asson, Tinsy Anak Bunda, Sanyam Anak Daun, Apat Anak Hamba, Philip Anak Bakat, Bawi Anak Saman, Anih Anak Bidie, Aprit Anak Bagih, Neli Anak Nipa, Sidi Anak Gama, Lingga Anak Tasi and Unga Anak Gamit.

Dr Jeffrey breaks his silence on Batu Sapi...Urging voters to vote for opposition

By Ezra Haganez
KOTA KINABALU: Outgoing PKR Vice President, Dr Jeffrey Kitingan, who has taken a two-month leave, finally broke his silence on the Batu Sapi by-election by saying it is a great chance for the voters there to tell the government of the day what they want and what they don't want..

"The by-election is an opportunity for the voters to send a message to the government what they want as  something better.
It is important for the voters to send the message so the government will do more for them and for Sabah and will not repeat the same mistakes, what the people don't want...: he said in his media statement made possible via his former political secretary Kanul Gindol who is now Secretary of Common Interest Group Malaysia or CigMa, an NGO Jeffrey leads.

According to Jeffrey, the by-election is an important venue for the voters to tell the government something because this only a by-election, therefore Sabahans should use it to send important messages.


An Example of Leadership Irresponsibility
- Unfit to Lead the Nation

MALAYSIA's Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who is also Malaysia's Education Minister claimed today he had NO power to take action against the two school principals who allegedly uttered racial slurs.

He explained to reporters here today that this was because disciplinary matters involving high-ranking civil servants comes under the jurisdiction of the Public Service Department (PSD).

Earlier this month, PSD director-general Datuk Seri Abu Bakar Abdullah told a press conference in Putrajaya that the department had already received a “six-inch thick” report from the Education Ministry on the matter.
1.     Siti Inshah Mansor, the principal of SMK Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra, had allegedly told students during an assembly that the Chinese could return to China and that the Indians resembled “dogs” with their prayer strings.

“Pelajar-pelajar Cina tidak diperlukan dan boleh balik ke
China ataupun Sekolah Foon Yew. Bagi pelajar India, tali sembahyang yang diikat di pergelangan tangan dan leher pelajar nampak seakan anjing dan hanya anjing akan mengikat seperti itu,” she had allegedly said last month.

How Taib Conspired With Malaya In the Colonization Of Sarawak

By Bunga Pakma, Sarawak Report
On 16 September 1963, all the elements were in place for the unfolding of a political story which, whatever its outcome would be, was certain to go through strange and wrenching twists of plot. Some of these elements were clear to see, others hidden. 
It must have crossed many observers’ minds that the component states that made up this new “Malaysia” were an odd quartet. Malaya was a patchwork of small states, most of them feudal régimes headed by Malay kinglets. Singapore was a commercial city-state, predominantly Chinese with a strong British cast, but wholly business. Sarawak—Britain’s last pukka colony—had been ruled by a white family for 100 years, and Sabah had emerged from the strange position of being run by a Limited Company.
Each partner-to-be in the Malaysian enterprise joined with vastly differing experiences and expectations. The only thing they had in common was that each territory was home to a bewildering variety of peoples, languages and cultures, and none of these people had ever known anything except authoritarian rule. Upon what did they believe they were to agree?

As we have seen, Malaysia was a marriage of convenience, particularly for the convenience of the Malayan élite and the British. Love had no place in the arrangement, and inevitably members would be fighting as to who “wore the pants” in the foursome. KL took a traditional Islamic view of the federation. KL was the husband, and he took three wives. Singapore disputed KL’s position and demanded to be treated as an equal partner. KL booted Singapore out of Malaysia.

That left Semenanjung and Sabah and Sarawak. KL was hardly as noble as D’Artagnan, and the principle that governed Federal/East M’sian relations was not “One for all and all for one.” The mere notion of treating others as equal partners is as repugnant to the Malay élite as a ham sandwich.

My main source for today’s piece is Michael Leigh’s The Rising Moon: Political Change in Sarawak, published by Sydney University Press 1974. Much has happened since then, but Leigh’s study remains quite fresh. The pattern of Sarawak/Semenanjung relations Leigh demonstrates at the very beginning of Malaysia remains intact today.

Jokes for the day: Mahathir goes to Hell, again!

Mahathir, Queen Elizabeth, and Vladimir Putin all die and go to hell.

While there, they spy a red phone and ask what the phone is for. The devil tells them it is for calling back to Earth.

Putin asks to call Russia and talks for 5 minutes.  When he is
finished the devil informs him that the cost is
a million dollars, so Putin writes him a check.

Next Queen Elizabeth calls England and talks for 30 minutes.  
When she is finished the devil informs her that the cost is 6 million dollars, so she writes him a check.

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