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Saying 20 Points, Malaysian Agreement as outdated is great humiliation to Sabahans, says ex-PASOK President

SANDAKAN: Former PASOK President, Cleftus Mojingol, who had just joined SAPP, said allegations that the 20 Points, Borneonisation and the Malaysia Agreement as outdated issues, are irresponsible and a great humiliation to the state and its people.

"A true Sabahan will regard these instruments of founding Malaysia as sacrosanct facts of history and will never say such degrading words against them.

"Malaysians and more so Sabahans must always protect and assert their rightful place in the Federation citing the 20 Points and the Malaysia Agreement among others..." he said commenting on the issues being brought up by SAPP and the ruling BN during their campaigning for the Batu Sapi by-election.

Yong gets 'rousing' welcome at kampungs

By Luke Rintod of FMT

SANDAKAN: Muslims kampungs in both Sekong and Karamunting, the two state constituencies that make up the Batu Sapi parliamentary seat here gave Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) candidate Yong Teck Lee and his entourage a grand welcome.
Yong received rousing welcome from the Suluks, Ubians, Bajaus and Bugis groups - old and young - in Kg Karamunting, Kg Lupak Meluas, and Bokara, to name a few.

His theme of 'autonomy for Sabah" and "Sabah for Sabahans" alongwith the Barisan Nasional government's failure to bring development to the two areas has resonated with the kampung folk here.

Adding to the local opposition party's fanfare was the arrival of two influential Muslim leaders into SAPP's growing multiracial fold.

Musa launches anti-Yong tirade in lieu of debate

By Queville To

SANDAKAN: Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman has rejected a challenge by SAPP president Yong Teck Lee to a debate about Sabah autonomy , saying the latter did nothing about the issue when he was chief minister.
“There is no need to engage in a debate,” he said as he began a long and bitter attack against Yong, who is a candidate in the Batu Sapi by-election.
“Yong was a chief minister at one time. During his tenure, he spent most of his time glorifying himself.  Not at any one time did he speak on Sabah’s autonomy or Sabah rights.

"Yong was only good at shouting Sabah Boleh and SAPP Boleh. And he flooded the state with his self-righteous billboards. What benefit this has brought to the people, I don’t know.

"But he had his window of opportunity when he was at the helm of the government. However, he failed miserably as he was busy fighting for his own selfish gains.

Why malays can never achieve their 30% equity target

We can stop questioning the Bumiputera equity target, as what you asked us to do. But how are we going to ensure that we reach that 30% target unless you can find a way to stop the Malays from selling what the government gives them and then secretly transferring the money overseas to buy property or to save in foreign bank accounts?
Raja Petra Kamarudin
Dear Khairy,
How are you? It’s been a long time since we last met and shared a cigar. I don’t know whether you ever make it to this part of the world but in the event you do please look me up and maybe we could shoot the breeze and have a drink or something like that. Smoking cigars is quite difficult here unless you do so outside because the UK no longer allows smoking inside the pubs or bars. However, unless we do that in summer we will find that extremely uncomfortable.
Anyway, what I want to talk to you about is your comment yesterday that no one should question the Bumiputera equity target. It is strange that you should say this because back in 1976 we too said the same. Oh, and was not 1976 the same year you were born? That means when you first emerged from your mother’s womb and first saw the light of day as a squealing newly-born baby we said exactly what, today, you are saying: don’t question the Bumiputera equity target.


UMNO Titiwangsa Jabatan Presiden (Johari): Kita tidak perlu tiket untuk Cina dan India

Lagi banyak pemimpin UMNO macam ni, lagi cepat HANCUR ni UMNO....

Idris Jala insists Malaysia on track in graft fight

Idris downplayed Transparency International’s findings.

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 28 — Datuk Seri Idris Jala insisted today that the government is still on track in tackling corruption despite Malaysia continuing to score poorly on Transparency International’s (TI) annual Corruption Perception Index (CPI) this year.

Idris, the CEO of the Najib Administration’s Performance Management and Delivery Unit (Pemandu), downplayed the graft watchdog’s findings, claiming that Malaysia’s CPI score “essentially” remained the same this year and did not reflect the government’s progress in combating corruption.

Najib’s ETP sparks turf war

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 28 — The Najib administration’s ambitious plans to build new train lines, taller towers and bigger developments have sparked a turf war between various corporations and politically-connected businessmen for a piece of the action, even as critics lament the lack of reforms outlined by the government.

According to a report in Singapore’s Straits Times newspaper today, the huge number of projects announced in the government’s Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) has caused intense competition among individuals such as Tan Sri Halim Saad, who was said to be behind a proposal to take over PLUS highways.

The report described Datuk Seri Najib Razak (picture) as plotting the country’s largest-ever infrastructure expansion programme.

The government has allocated close to RM100 billion to jump-start a raft of projects.
They range from the controversial RM5 billion 100-storey Warisan Merdeka tower to the RM46 billion mass-rail transit network, a new high-speed rail link between Penang and Singapore as well as more new highways and power plants.

Najib and Muhyiddin, change your lifestyle

'The annual cost to maintain the homes of PM and DPM could be used to build a 12-storey low-cost flat for 120 poor families.'
It's RM26,000 a day to maintain homes of PM, DPM

Yobama: Wow, what a revelation! Is that how the prime minister and his deputy live? What a lavish lifestyle for a country which has a budget deficit year in, year out. No wonder, there is so much poverty still in the rural areas despite being ruled for 53 years by Umno/BN. They spend the rakyat's tax-money as if there is no tomorrow.

And despite being audited year in year out, and being told that money is being wasted left and right, there is no sign that things will improve. If anything, it is becoming worse by the day.

Let them have the snap elections, and let the rakyat vote them out of Putrajaya. If they think Putrajaya is the private property of BN, let the new government move the capital back to KL.

Call me Jibby: The money for three days maintenance is higher than a new low-cost house. The annual cost to maintain the homes of PM and DPM could be possibly used to build a 12-storey low-cost flat - with two lifts - to house 120 poor families.

Federal Government or Colony Government

By Antonia Chiam

Top Federal dept post: Situation causes dissatisfaction
KUCHING: Government officials from Sarawak are not given ample opportunity to hold high positions in federal-level departments even though they possess the qualifications to do so.

Nancy Shukri
This situation has caused dissatisfaction among civil servants in the federal departments in Sarawak, causing a decline in their commitment, said Batang Sadong MP Nancy Shukri.
During the recent Budget 2010 debate, she said the government’s move to replace the competency level evaluation system with a more suitable one was laudable.

DayakBaru thoughts
Sarawakian Civil servants are treated as secondary to  those from Malaya
Under the 18 point agreement the Sarawak Civil service should be turn over to Sarawakian. Now we have Sarawakian working in the Federal Department but ALL their bosses in Sarawak are from Malaya. The civil servants felt that their contribution and participation in the civil service is not appreciated. The question that arise now is ” why are Sarawakian working in the civil service treated like second class government servant?” This has led to the perception that Sarawak is treated like a colony to Malaya instead of an equalpartner in Malaysia.

Taib Mahmud’s Secret Bomoh – Exclusive!

By Sarawak Report

KUCHING: Sarawak Report can reveal that the aging Chief Minister of Sarawak, Abdul Taib Mahmud, relies on a peronal witchdoctor, or so-called Bomoh, to make all key personal and government decisions! The extraordinary state of affairs, which has remained a carefully guarded secret among his entourage for many years, has now been explained in detail by insiders. “He will always consult the Bomoh before he makes an important decision, like which minister to hire or fire, or which investments to make”, one senior politician has confided. 

Famous quotes by the one and only Samy Velu ..

1. Samy Velu quoted on Pos Laju:-

On TV when trying to say he was ashamed, he said:-
    "Ini prekara sangat memalukan saya dan kemaluan saya sangat-sangat la besar"

Samy said in a ceramah
     "Kita akan bina satu jambatan wuntuk worang2 kampong di sini"
Then one pakcik asked,
     "Datuk,sini takde sungai, buat apa bina jambatan?
and Samy gloriously replied ,
     "Kalao takde sungai,kita bina sungai"

Strong start for Yong in Batu Sapi polls campaign

By Luke Rintod of FMT
SANDAKAN: The Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) appeared to be ahead of PKR in the popularity stakes as official campaigning for the Batu Sapi parliamentary by-election began.
Its received a boost yesterday when former Pasok president, Cleftus Mojingol, and a nephew of the late Mustapha Harun, the founder of Usno, joined the state opposition party at a function in Kampung Karamunting here onTuesday evening.
On hand to receive  Cleftus and Razak Abdul Salam was SAPP president, Yong Teck Lee, who is the candidate for the Batu Sapi by-election.
Cleftus, without a party for sometime after helming Pasok for for several years, told FMT he joined SAPP because of the party's resolute stand to regain autonomy for Sabah.
"Tonight I officially joined SAPP to be with the leaders and its members in realising a struggle very close to my heart for so long ever since I was in Pasok," he said.
Mustapha's nephew, Razak also thanked SAPP for accepting his application to join the party.
Both men were cheered by a mostly-Muslim crowd when their names were announced as new members of SAPP.

Ansari on the stump minus PKR heavyweights

By Luke Rintod of FMT
SANDAKAN: Sabah PKR's “numero uno” leader Jeffrey Kittingan has just taken two months leave from the party and his deputy Christina Liew is no where to be seen!
Sources said Jeffrey has decided to stay away from the embarrassing free-for-all PKR campaign in the Batu Sapi parliamentary by-election and Liew's whereabouts "is unknown".
Meanwhile, “embarrassing” is a mild word given the recent behaviour by Batu Sapi leaders.

PKR Batu Sapi newly-elected chief, Hassnar Ebrahim, is said to have made disparaging remarks against other PKR leaders, several times, including at state liaison meetings.

And the name calling against his own comrades has come back to haunt the Ansari Ibrahim's by-election campaign.

Many confirmed that Hassnar has been telling everybody that there are three PKR leaders whom he did not want campaigning in Sandakan.

The leaders he named are Awang Tangah Awang Amin, Awang Ahmad Sah Awang Sahari, and Jalumin Bayogo.

He had also reportedly said that Jeffrey was also not welcome.

Ahead of Manmohan's visit, M'sian police beat up Indian witness in Guna's inquest

Will Manmohan speak up for M'sian IndiansAs Prime Minister Najib Razak prepares his best welcome smile for visiting Indian premier Dr Manmohan Singh who will arrive on Tuesday, Malaysian Indians are seething with anger at Najib's administration for its perceived callousness and discrimination against their community.

Their latest anger is directed at the inquest findings into the suspicious death of R Gunasegaran, who had died while in police custody.

To matters worse, one of the witnesses in the inquest, Selvaraj, has been beaten up and arrested by the police in front of his wife, people familiar with the case told Malaysia Chronicle.

According to the sources, the police told his wife that he would be detained for 60 days - an abnormally long remand and scaring her into sending SOS messages to the lawyers acting for Guna's family.

Belanjawan Seluar Dalam dan Pak Guard

Seperti tahun-tahun yang lampau, setiap kali Belanjawan dibentang, rakyat akan menanti-nantikan gula-gula yang bakal diumumkan bagi manfaat dan meningkatkan taraf hidup.  Amat terkejut apabila dikaji dan diteliti Belanjawan tersebut tidak menampakkan ianya memfokuskan keperluan dan kehendak rakyat kebanyakan, malah, ianya kembali ke era Mahathir dan projek meganya.  Di sudut yang lain pula, golongan kemiskinan tegar berhempas-pulas mencari sesuap makanan.
Melalui temanya dan bibit-bibit ucapan politiknya, sudah tentu Belanjawan 2011 ini akan menjurus ke arah Negara berpendapatan tinggi.  Namun sebarang petanda bahawa Belanjawan disediakan selaras dengan tema yang menjadi modal air liur sejak kebelakangan ini.  Mereka mendakwa kononnya Belanjawan kali ini Belanjawan untuk rakyat, sedangkan rakyat sendiri menggelar Belanjawan kali ini sebagai "Belanjawan Seluar Dalam".
Gaji Posmen menjadi kayu ukur
Kononnya Belanjawan kali ini memberi pengiktirafan kepada posmen dan pegawai sekuriti (sebut pak guard).  Selepas ditanya posmen yang menghantar surat setiap hari ke rumah, rupa-rupanya gaji pokok seorang posmen selama ini adalah sebanyak RM610.00 dan hanya dinaikkan sehingga RM710 sebulan.  Sukar juga apabila cuba memahami logik di sebalik meletakkan gaji pokok minimum pegawai sekuriti yang ditetapkan antara RM500 hingga RM700 sebulan, mengikut pemerhatian dan pengetahuan kita, gaji minima pegawai sekuriti sememangnya di sekitar RM700 sebulan.

Pakatan solves seats issue in Sarawak

MIRI: The Sarawak Pakatan Rakyat coalition has resolved 90% of its seat allocations in Sarawak. State liasion chief Baru Bian said the balance 10% was not an issue.

"We have settled 90% of the seat allocations between Pakatan Rakyat component parties "There is still a lot of flexibility and space to resolve the remaining 10%. We will work closely with each other to ensure our victory,” he told newsmen in Miri today.
Also present at the press conference were state DAP chairman Wong Ho Leng, Mohamad Sabu from PAS, SNAP president Edwin Dundang Bugak, DAP Miri chairman Fong Pau Teck, and PAS Miri chief Jofri Jeraee.

Three-corner in Batu Sapi, Sabah... straight fight in Galas, Kelantan...

By Ezra Haganez
SANDAKAN: It is a three-cornered tussle for the Parliamentary seat of Batu Sapi here. No independent candidates came to lodge nomination though many individuals took the papers from SPR earlier.

Ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) is trying to retain the seat through Linda Tsen, the widow of Batu Sapi late MP, Chong Ket Wah, of Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS).

Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) President Yong Teck Lee, successfully lodged his paper, marking the end of his suspension from contesting an election by the High Court years back stemming from an election petition brought against him.

The third candidate is Ansari Abdullah representing  Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR).

Polling day has been set on November 4, 2010, the same polling date with the Galas state seat in Gua Musang, Kelantan.

Galas sees a straight fight between BN and PAS.

Slightly more than 1,000 supporters turned up at the Sandakan Community Hall from 9am till noon today. Among those in the crowd were DPM Muhyiddin Yassin, PKR President Dr Wan Azizah Ismail, CM Musa Aman, Joseph Pairin Kitingan, and Hishammuddin Hussein.

No untoward incidence happened today though at times the three camps of supporters outside the hall were very boisterous with their battle cries.

The Batu Sapi by-election...Nomination tomorrow

By Ezra Haganez
SANDAKAN: For the benefit of those who still don't know about the by-election being held for the Batu Sapi Parliamentary seat in Sabah, nomination is held tomorrow (October 26, 2010 ) in Sandakan.

Polling will be on November 4, 2010, the same polling date for another by-election in the Galas state seat in Gua Musang, Kelantan.

The ruling Barisan Nasional has announced yesterday that Linda Tsen, the widow of Batu Sapi late MP, Datuk Edmund Chong Ket Wah, is the BN candidate for Batu Sapi.

Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) is fielding its President, Datuk Yong Teck Lee, while Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) finally decided to field Ansari Abdullah.

We shall see tomorrow if Independent candidates will come out as quite many nomination forms had been bought from the Malaysian Election Commission (SPR).

A short trip to the Lost World, Maliau Basin, Sabah

Day 1

Maliau Basin location map
By G. Patrick
Recently, I had the privilege to visit the Lost World of  Sabah, Maliau Basin… This trip involves sixteen of Sabahan nature lovers. We departed from Kota Kinabalu town on 15 October and returned by 18 October 2010. The cumulative cost for the trip was RM 4,640 which was shared equally among us. And this wasn’t including our personal expenses for the trip.

We departed from Kota Kinabalu at 0930 hours. Three four-wheel drive vehicles were involved to accommodate the 16 of us. Our route crossed Tambunan, Keningau, Sook, Nabawan and Sapulut.


RM456 billion lost !!
Voters, wake up!! 
UMNO is the culprit...not the 'Malay' please BEAR in mind it's entirely different... don't confuse UMNO with Malay.

The report below states that the oil money that disappeared as follows:
Tun Hussein Onn period: RM33B.
Tun Mahathir period: RM165.00B.
Tun Pak Lah period: RM256.00B.
Soon-to-be Tun NR period: RM……B?

Why GST?
All Malaysian should take sometime to read this:
Where has All of Malaysia’s RM456 billion Oil Money Gone to... to UMNO Putra cronies?
Where Has All of Malaysia’s Oil Money Gone To?
Has anybody ever stopped to think and question this very important question?
I wrote a Bahasa Malaysia version on this issue.  And I received a comment in English that touches the heart and soul of this topic:

What bloody hypocrites!!

The Halal Hype that is going on in our country will force many SMIs involved in food production and distribution to close shop. JAKIM has muscled its way to make itself the Monopoly of the Halal certificate.
In April 2011 the Halal Act will be passed by Parliament where only Jakim has the monopoly to issue the certificate.  Each certificate cost about RM1000 and with 2000 line items in my company I will have to foot out RM2,000,000 and that is if I am lucky to get all those approved. I might as well close down my business and retrench all the 60 staff with some 100 odd dependents. 

The Government will be deprived of some RM800,000 worth of taxes and duties. The Food standard will
definitely decline as chefs will have less ingredients to work with. The Halal procedures will increase the food cost by 10%. JAKIM does not care for the economy of the country. All it cares for is its rice bowl to ensure that it is relevant and seen to be working hard. Look at the way it closed down IKEA for two weeks. Look at the way it closed down Silverbird in Nilai. It does not care for the business  environment in this country.

Prayers for Non-Muslims: Harussani Shows His Great Ignorance

Publlished in Malaysia Today, 22/8/10
Harussani Zakaria, the infamous mufti of Perak, seems to be on a roll these days. It’s not been a month since he gave out the now retracted opinion on football jerseys, claiming that crosses and devils on them were haram. The response to that showed that the Malays are not so easy to control after all. I guess the Malays do have a threshold of how much of Harussani they can take. Today, Harussani displayed not only his mean spiritedness but an utter ignorance for the spirit of Islam. It is almost like he completely undermines what Islam stands for.

It all began with the accusations in Penang about how during a Friday prayer sermon, Lim Guan Eng’s name was mentioned instead of the King. Of course the emotions of those with nothing better to do ran high. Oh my God, how can we possibly mention the name of this non-Muslim who is certainly condemned to hell while we the chosen people get a first class ticket to heaven, right?!

A trip to the lost world of Maliau Basin...

From The Editor
A younger brother of mine, G. Patrick joined his friends for a four-day trip to the "lost world" of Maliau Basin in the lower east-cost of Sabah from October 15 to 18, 2010. Borneo Herald is honoured to exclusively publish his story and all the pictures he took while in Maliau...

Stay tuned, his story and pics to follow up soon...

1Malay or 1Malaysia

Malay, Chinese and Indian are all Malaysian brothers and sisters. 
But BN has screwed Malaysians and Malaysia up.
Malay 1st…. Malaysian 2nd
When a Malay, Chinese and Indian, all Malaysians, apply for:-
1)      Scholarships, Malays will get it first irrespective of bright Malaysians
2)      Entry to the local universities and bestcourses such medicine, dentistry, law, Malays will get it first irrespective of quality.      Residential hostels, Matriculation courses, MARA Uni, Malays will get 90% to 100%. (By the way, matriculation exams are internally set      by own lecturers - about thousands of straight A’s students in Matriculation compared to the straight A’s STPM which are few. This is “Malay meritocracy vs Malaysian meritocracy”!
3)   Social Welfare, Malays will get it first irrespective of how poor the Malaysian rakyat is 

How a nephew of Tun Mahathir's sees Lee Kuan Yew

Singapore's Minister Mentor, Lee Kuan Yew, who was Singapore 's founding father, has always been very direct in his comments. This was the man who outsmarted the communists in Singapore (with the innocent help of Malaya then and the willing help of the British) and who later outwitted the British and outpaced Malaysia in all spheres.

Singapore practices corrupt-free meritocracy and Malaysia affirmative action. The former attracted all the best brains and the latter chased out all the brains. The Singapore cabinet consists of dedicated and intelligent technocrats whereas Malaysia has one of the most unwieldy cabinets. Not only that, brain wise it was below par not even good for the kampong. 

READ THIS ! The MACC No Further Action case against Khir Toyo

The MACC said that these are old cases. The MACC said that there is no evidence of fraud or corruption. The MACC said that the cases have been closed and the files marked No Further Action (NFA). So Malaysia Today is helping the MACC by providing the evidence they can’t seem to find. 

Raja Petra Kamarudin

Najib's speech a disaster for moderate Malaysia, signals start of a hardline regime

Wong Choon Mei, Malaysia Chronicle

If Prime Minister Najib Razak is feeling the heat, it is not surprising. Other than hardcore supporters, he failed to impress Malaysians with his racial emoting and violent language at the much-watched Umno annual assembly, reflecting the citizenry' growing sophistication and underscoring the time warp that he and his party warlords seem to remain trapped in.

“I don’t understand why the Prime Minister feels the need to focus on those who challenge the Constitution and its provisions on the position of the Malays which are under Section 153. Who are these people, because so far as I know, no one has done that? But what I do know of is there are many who have criticized the implementation and abuse of Section 153,” Ramon Navaratnam, past president of Transparency International, told Malaysia Chronicle.

But who is challenging Section 153 and what does it actually state

Indeed even the Pakatan Rakyat led by Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim clearly states in its manifesto that it would defend the existing federal constitution, including Section 153, the position of the Malay rulers and Islam as the country's official religion.

EPF's RM75b for NYSE-listed mystery company?

By FMT Staff
KUALA LUMPUR: The government's decision to channel RM75 billion of public funds from the Employees Provident Fund to an “unknown foreign portfolio” in New York has got Indera Mahkota MP Azan Ismail worried.

"All we know at this point is that RM75 billion of EPF funds will be invested into a foreign portfolio. Who and what the portfolio is no one knows. It does not make sense.

"I'm guessing the investment is linked to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) where the Malaysian government has a company which is listed. But todate the company remains a mystery.

Cops see over 1,000 militant Islamists in Germany

Over 130 Islamists in Germany have been classified as terror “instigators”. — Reuters pic

BERLIN, Oct 21 — Germany is probably home to more than 1,000 potentially violent Islamists and the number of identified militants has risen constantly in the past few years, the Federal Crime Office (BKA) said yesterday.

The number of investigations into Islamic terrorism in Germany, where the 9/11 attacks on the United States were planned, has risen  continually since 2001 according to the BKA. A total of 352 investigations were now under way, they said.

What award does Rosmah Mansor deserve from Sarawakians?

By Rosita Maja
Prime Minister Najib Razak’s wife Rosmah Mansor spearheaded a ‘First Ladies Summit’ in Malaysia on the theme “A Child Today, a Leader Tomorrow”. Rosmah’s soiree for the ladies cost RM24 million.
The ‘summit’ lasted for three days. It drew a poor attendance: a total of only fifteen ‘first ladies’, mostly from African nations, attended the inaugural ‘First Ladies Summit’.
The issue of this ‘summit’ has been brought up by Zuraida Kamaruddin, Member of Parliament for Ampang, for debate in Parliament, highlighting the extravagant sum of RM24 million spent on the confab and its surrounding publicity.

        What was the ‘summit’ for, and how much did it benefit the people on the ground?
Hajah Zuraida Kamaruddin: Dalam bajet tambahan ini, Yang Berhormat Titiwangsa, sebanyak RM24 juta. Jadi saya tidak tahulah apa program ini. Whether it is a ball night or what, I do not know. What is a program all about, dengan izin.
(Hornbill Unleashed translation: “In this supplementary budget, the Honourable Member for Titiwangsa, the sum of RM24 million (was spent). I have no idea what this programme is. Whether it is a ball night or what, I do not know. What is the programme about?”

Anwar says big projects sign of BN’s imminent fall

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 – Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim attacked the Najib administration for going down the mega projects track to boost the economy, saying  BN’s obsession with “grandeur” marks its imminent fall.

“The government’s excitement to display grandeur, that will be the sign of the fall of their empire. We will pray for this,” the Opposition Leader (picture) told the august House in his debate speech on Budget 2011 in Parliament this morning.

Opposition lawmakers in the House thumped on their tables in rapturous response.
“This rush for symbolic mega projects, supposedly to portray pride for the country, is being repeated now under the present Prime Minister.

“Here I would like to question the wisdom of Permodalan Nasional Bhd’s order from the government to involve itself in mega projects,” he said.

Anwar was referring to the 100-storey Warisan Merdeka skyscraper proposal by the government which is expected to cost over RM5 billion for construction.

Malaysian king's palace to cost millions

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - – A massive new palace being built for Malaysia's king is expected to be completed next June, at a total cost of 258 million dollars, parliament has been told. The "Istana Negara", or national palace, which is taking shape on a hilltop in a Kuala Lumpur suburb is an enormous complex of dome-topped buildings linked to the city's highways with special access roads.

The palace sprawls over a 100,000 square metre (one million square foot) site which was annexed in the 1990s in what has since become a prime residential area. Works Minister Shaziman Abu Mansor said the palace is expected to be completed on June 30 next year, at a total cost of 797 million ringgit (258 million dollars).
File photo shows Malaysian royal, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin (C) flanked by Queen Nur Zahirah (R) alongside former Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in Kuala Lumpur. A massive new palace being built for the Malaysian royal family is expected to be completed next June, at a total cost of 258 million dollars, parliament has been told.

RM22,500 to chop down one tree in Kuching

By Joseph Tawie

KUCHING: Did you know that it costs RM22,500 to chop down a tree in Kuching, Sarawak? That was the shocking disclosure by DAP secretary Chong Chieng Jen who said it was ridiculous for the Kuching South City Council to pay tycoon Ting Phek King's company RM22,500 to chop down a tree. 

Ting's company had apparently demanded from the council a payment of RM7.5 million to cut down about 300 trees along the one-kilometre stretch of Tun Jugah road.

Although Ting came under heavy criticism for cutting down the trees, the Mayor of Kuching James Chan in a recent statement defended Ting’s claim saying that the trees needed to be cut down as they posed a danger to road users.

5 Minutes Management Course

Lesson 1:
A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings.
The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs. When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next-door neighbor. Before she says a word, Bob says, 'I'll give you $800 to drop that towel.'
After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob, after a few seconds, Bob hands her $800 and leaves. The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs.
When she gets to the bathroom, her husband asks,
'Who was that?'
'It was Bob the next door neighbour,' she replies.
'Great,' the husband says, 'did he say anything about the $800 he owes me?'

Moral of the story:
If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable exposure.

Nasir Sakaran, the soft-spoken leader who does not seek publicity speaks to Borneo Herald...

By Fauzan Mydin
KOTA KINABALU: Political stability is the winning formula in Sabah's quest for greater achievement and continued progress, that is what Datuk Haji Nasir Tun Sakaran, always believes, ardently...

The Minister in the Chief Minister's Department said the people of Sabah have to appreciate and strengthen political stability at all costs as this is the formula that had allowed them to live in peace and harmony since times immemorial.

Datuk Haji Nasir Tun Sakaran, Minister in the Chief Minister Department of Sabah.
He stressed that respecting each others' belief, religion and race is as paramount and prerequisite to preserving stability in a diverse culture like Sabah. 

The soft-spoken Nasir stressed these points in an exclusive interview with Borneo Herald at his office here recently. In the interview, he was asked for his views on a broad issues touching on Sabah general achievements, his own experience as a leader and a glimpse of how he managed to tackle various challenges he had faced... 

Taib Mahmud's sister Raziah gets RM880,000,000.000 bank loan !

Cause to celebrate? Raziah Geneid - sister of Taib Mahmud

By Correspondent of Sarawak Report
KUCHING: We can reveal that Malaysia’s RHB Bank has just lent Raziah Mahmud, the Chief Minister’s sister and her third husband, Robert Geneid, a whopping RM 880 million ringgit!

This breath-taking hand-out (the equivalent of US$ 285 million) was discovered by Sarawak Report in the public records of  Malaysia’s Companies Commission.  It was registered last June as a charge against one of the couple’s privately owned companies, Kumpulan Construction.

Kumpulan Construction is registered as having RM1 million share capital, 5% owned by Zaleha Binti Mahmud Hajjah (her elder sister) and the rest by Mastim Sdn Bhd, which in turn is jointly owned by Raziah and Robert, an Australian national.

The vast size of the loan, particularly in relation to the relatively modest assets recently posted by Kumpulan Construction, raises a number of questions for the couple and the bank, as well as the Chief Minister of Sarawak, who has repeatedly abused his position by granting his sister’s companies lucrative state-funded projects which they are not equiped to carry out.

Sabah and Sarawak, the East Malaysia, Zaid Ibrahim wishes them to be...

By Datuk Zaid Ibrahim
KUCHING: It has been 53 years since Malaya became independent; and 47 years since Sabah and Sarawak and Malaya combined to form the Federation of Malaysia. The imperative word here is “formed”. Sabah and Sarawak distanced not join Malaysia.
But for too long, people in Sabah and Sarawak have been made to feel like they are the children of a lesser God. And for too long, even in Semenanjung, many of us have been made to feel like the children of a lesser God – just because we do not agree with the Barisan Nasional’s policies.
Since the political tsunami of March 2008, when Barisan Nasional lost its two-thirds majority and also five states in the Semenanjung, suddenly East Malaysia has become a very important battlefield for politicians. Suddenly, every Datuk, Datin, Tan Sri and Puan Sri from Barisan Nasional is making frequent trips to Sabah and Sarawak. 
Suddenly, in a by-election in Sibu, the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister come and go as if Kuala Lumpur and Sibu were the same distance as Kuching and Petra Jaya. And only now they know how to say: “Lu tolong gua; gua tolong lu.”

Dr Jeffrey refuses to run for elected offices in PKR, will give others chances instead

By Jurly Dong
KOTA KINABALU: PKR Vice President, Dr Jeffrey Kitingan announced in a press conference in Kota Kinabalu today, he is pulling out from the race to be in the Party national line-up, citing giving others chance to serve as VP as reason.

Jeffrey, told a press luncheon at Magellan Sutera Harbor here, he duly acknowledged the about 40 nominations for him to vie for the post of vice president but said he would not be in it this time.

This has fueled speculation the maverick politician has something up his sleeves.

Talks of him leaving PKR resurfaced in recent days with some claiming he is eyeing a dormant Parti Setia, teaming with Datuk Lajim Ukin, currently an UMNO deputy minister in Najib Razak cabinet.

Meanwhile, Jeffrey's trusted aide Evelyn Gobile who was among those present at the press conference, also announced her decision to pull out from contesting a slot as PKR  Woman Exco.

The dilution of Christians in Sabah

By Raja Petra Kamarudin
LONDON: Many probably did not take too much interest in the story about seven Immigration Department officers being detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA).

You can read The Star and Bernama news items below.

Many also probably did not realise that this is the second time that Immigration Department officers, plus National Registration Department officers (the state director included), are being detained under the ISA.

The first round of detentions was some years ago, soon after PBS was ousted from Sabah and Barisan Nasional took over the state. Now we are seeing a second round of detentions.

Invitation to participate in Borneo Safari II

Borneo Safari II, a KPSU - Sosek Malindo event, will be held on 5-11 December, 2010, covering Lubok Antu, Badau, Putussibau, Danau Sentarum, Sintang, Sanggau, Ngabang, and Pontianak, is being held by the Dayaks community of Borneo. Those Dayaks (that includes the KDMs) who wish to participate are advised to log on or contact Mr Alim Mideh of SDNU at 013-8374178.

Halal? Haram? Heck if I know…

OCT 12 — It’s really surprising that people want to talk about halal and haram, but not just in Penang. It’s truly impressive, in Penang, how a bunch of geriatrics say that they don’t want money from any source that is considered haram.

It seems as if we are back to the same holier-than-thou mentality in politics that was visible in the 70s, where even graveyards and grieving for a dead relative were politically segregated. This was the age when Umno and PAS supporters were so passionate to the point that the arguments clearly extended after death.

Dawn of a post-Lee Kuan Yew era in Singapore

Goh Meng Seng

I have spoken about Post-LKY era in several occasions over the last few years and I have just done that on the day Mrs. Lee Kuan Yew died, 9 September 2010. When I heard that news, it immediately struck upon me that we are walking right into Post-LKY without any adequate preparation at all.

The loss of his beloved wife at this ripe old age of 87 would have great impact on his health and well being, especially so when he has just been admitted into hospital for chest infections.

When I watch him speak at his wife’s funeral, reading his eulogy painfully with a barely audible voice and head facing down most of the time, I suddenly felt very sorry for him. The once one of the best political orators in this region, has suddenly lost his flare and magical touch. The severely wounded old lion may not roar again. I still hope that he would have a speedy recovery from both his illness and grief.

Obama afraid to offend

President  Truman
Established  one  day  a  year  as  a
"National Day of Prayer

President Reagan
Designated the
First Thursday in May of each year as

The National Day of Prayer.  

MCA now stands for Make Chinese Angry

Why MCA, after 51 years of independence your own race, is treated like second class citizen?

Why MCA, after more than 50 years of supporting the Alliance/BN, your own race appears to have to beg to get a scholarship?

Why MCA, after more than half a century being part of the ruling government, many of your own race do not see they have a future in

Why MCA, despite being a partner in the BN, when a man said, 'bath the keris in Chinese blood' MCA still wants to support that man?
Why MCA, after so many years of being treated like irrelevant, MCA still cannot make the move to prove to your own race that MCA is 'alive and kicking' and still relevant?

A letter to Mr Lee Kuan Yew

Thursday, 07 October 2010
Singapore Democrats
Mr Lee Kuan Yew
Minister Mentor

Dear Mr Lee,

As you grieve over the loss of Mdm Kwa Geok Choo, many Singaporeans grieve with you. Everytime someone dear to us passes away, the pain is deep. Losing a loved one is the cruelest act that life can inflict on humans.
Even as you mourn the loss of Mdm Kwa, I am certain that you think of the happier moments that the both of you shared and that you, of all the people in this world, were the one to have had the pleasure of spending a lifetime with her. That, at least, is to be celebrated.

Reminder from Police on carjacking tactics...

Safety is everybody's business!


Just last weekend on Friday night we parked in a public
car park. As we drove away I noticed a sticker on the
rear window of the car. When I took it off after I got home,
it was a receipt for petrol. Luckily my friend told me not to
stop as it could be someone waiting for me to get out of the
car Then we received this email yesterday.

Country Of Origin . . . Malaysia

A beggar to another beggar: I had a grand dinner yesterday.

How? The other beggar asked.   

First beggar: Someone gave me a Rm100 note yesterday.  I went to the KL Tower Revolving Restaurant and ordered wine & dinner worth Rm 1,000, and enjoyed the dinner. When the bill came, I said, I had no money. The  manager called the policeman, and handed me over to him. 

I gave the Rm 100 note to the police fellow, and he set me free.   Isn't that a wonderful example of financial management?!!!

Jokes for the day: Tukang Urut= Physiotherapist

Physio was an intelligent boy. After doing a physiotherapy course abroad
for 3 years, he returned home and set up a clinic in his hometown.
He asked a designer to make a new name plate to be hung on the wall
outside the clinic. The next morning, when he went to his clinic, he
was pleased to find that the name plate was already put up. But he was
greatly annoyed by the wordings on the plate : TUKANG URUT.  He went to
the  designer and took him to task.

Batu Sapi MP killed in road mishap, paves for a testy by-election

By Ezra Haganez
JESSELTON (nka KOTA KINABALU): The Member of Parliament for Batu Sapi (in Sandakan area), Edmund Chong Ket Wah, 54, of PBS was killed in a road mishap not far from the Sutera Harbour Resort here near noon Saturday, paving for a testy by-election, the first in Sabah since the last general election March 2008.

The two-term MP who was PBS Treasurer-General, was riding a high powered motorbike heading to city centre when he collided with a Mercedez Benz which was also on the same lane at the two lane coastal road.

On impact, Chong was thrown off his bike about five metres away, severely injuring his head. Judging from photos in the newspapers, sprawled in a pool of blood, he must have lost pints of bloods at the accident spot.

Anwar waves his magic and and thrills European audiences

By Tunku Abdul Aziz Ibrahim, Vice President of DAP

BRUSSELS, Belgium: I have had to come all the way to Brussels and Berlin to discover a side of Anwar Ibrahim that I was wrong about.

Reading the Barisan Nasional-owned newspapers that consistently portrayed him as a “traitor to Malaysia” who exaggerated the situation obtaining in the country given half a chance, I have, I must admit, tended to view him as a self-serving political demagogue who could not care less about the fate of his country as long as he achieved his ambition of becoming prime minister.

Coke + Ajinomoto Can be Used To Rape Ladies


Take care....  

DO YOU KNOW ? Coke + Ajinomoto Can be Used To Rape Ladies

I received a news about the recent tactic used to spike girls' drink.
It is a cheap and widely used method.
This method was used in Canny Ong murder.

Is the Sultan of Johor promoting further annihilation of minority’s rights?

P. Waytha Moorthy, HINDRAF chairman

The recent statement by the Sultan of Johor in relation to the constitution has thrown to light for what seems to be a veiled support to encourage the neo-fascist movement…

LONDON: The recent statement by the Sultan of Johor in relation to the constitution has thrown to light for what seems to be a veiled support to encourage the neo-fascist movement PERKASA with their antics based on the purported Federal constitution.

The failure by the Sultan to recognize and acknowledge the second limb of Article 153 that provides for legitimate interest of the non-Muslim will only provide credence to PERKASA to continue their shenanigans hand in hand with UMNO against the non Muslims.


This is amazing, he died of pancreatic cancer in 2008, but wrote a book ‘The last lecture” before then, one of the bestsellers in 2007. What a legacy to leave behind…
In a letter to his wife Jai and his children, Dylan, Logan, and Chloe, he wrote this beautiful "guide to a better life" for his wife and children to follow.
May you be blessed by his insight.

Najib’s Pastoral Picture of Malaysia

Asia Sentinel

Despite the prime minister’s speech to the UN, his country is facing serious racial tension. Najib hired the US public relations firm APCO to come up with a US$40 million program to seek to pull the races together as well as to seek to burnish his own image overseas, tarnished as it has been by a long series of scandals. The program, called 1Malaysia, is considered by most people to have failed.

Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Najib Tun Razak, made an eloquent speech to the United Nations earlier this week, telling the assembled body that, among other things, Malaysia “is a multi-racial, multi-religious, multi-cultural and democratic society that has benefited from the positive interaction and synergy between the various communities. Mosques, temples, churches and other places of worship co-exist in harmony.

Is Idris Jala a liability for Najib?

The Malaysian Insider
SEPT 30 — Perhaps we should not mention that Datuk Seri Idris Jala’s children study at Garden International School, where the language of instruction is English. 

Perhaps we should not mention that Jala’s Economic Transformation Plan (ETP) unveiled with great fanfare includes the construction of 1 Malaysia malls in China and Vietnam. It is not clear how these malls would transform Malaysia.

Inaction on racism: Cabinet slammed for impotence, irrelevance

Malaysia Chronicle

DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang has accused Malaysia’s federal Cabinet of being “impotent and irrelevant” for failing to take action against two school principals accused of hurling racial slurs at their non-Malay pupils and the deputy director of the National Civics Bureau who allegedly called Chinese “slit-eyes” and Indians “drunkards”.

“All Malaysians await the outcome of Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting – whether there is going to be more procrastination and “tai chi” over the gross indiscipline of the two errant school principals and the BTN deputy director in openly flouting Prime Minister Najib’s 1Malaysia concept,” Kit Siang said in a statement.

“I am waiting for the outcome of the Cabinet tomorrow to decide whether to move an emergency motion in Parliament on Monday to demand an urgent debate on these two issues.”

No way ETP will boost income by five times, says DAP

By Joseph Tawie
KUCHING: The federal government's Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) which aims to increase the income of people by five times by 2030 is akin to “building castles in the air”.“Based on our statistics, our gross national income (GNI) per capita is RM23,000 per year.

This means that the average income of every single Malaysian is RM23,000 per year, that is, RM2,000 per month,” said Chong Chieng Jen, Sarawak DAP secretary.

Life at its best.. the meaning of true life


Malaysia and Islamophobia : Pot calling the kettle black

By The Scribe
The BN/Umno Regime of Najib Razak wants to send experts to the United States to 'lecture' the Americans about Islam. The Malaysian Government feels that this can dispel Islamophobia which is said to be widespread in the US.

However, The Scribe is of the opinion that before Malaysia can go to the US to dispel Islamophobia, the BN/Umno Regime needs to do the following.

1. Declare that Malaysia is NOT and will NEVER be an Islamic State.

2. Islam and other Religions are on a level playing field in Malaysia.

An Open And Shut Case By Mariam Mokhtar

During the Raya celebrations at his home in Pekan, the Prime Minister, Najib Abdul Razak, encouraged us to hold open houses and receive guests irrespective of race and religion to foster national unity based on '1Malaysia'. He said that an open house would be more meaningful if “we also open our hearts to our guests”.

The PM should also include an open mind. A willingness to listen to other people's opinions should promote greater understanding and harmony.

If only Najib was aware of the level of intolerance some Malays have for non-Malays and non-Muslims. I don't expect him to know what happens at the ground level and I doubt if his advisers and close associates tell him the truth.

A Hari Raya Message For Taib Mahmud of Sarawak!!

Time flies fast. I sent a Raya message last year to you. It’s Raya again. You well?
It is a little malu to see a great man hanging in the air like a monkey – can’t go up (to become Governor) and can’t come down (to enjoy your the rakyat's money).

For the remaining days on earth, you should follow this wise advice, Taib!

1. Pray 20 times a day, 5 to do your duty as a good Muslim, 15 times as repentance to pay for the sins you have committed and all the wrongs and bad deeds you did in the past 30 years to the people of Sarawak . This is your first step to your eternal redemption.

A Pastor's son - A Great Story

Every Sunday afternoon, after the morning service at the church, the Pastor and his eleven year old son would go out into their town and hand out Gospel Tracts. 
This particular Sunday afternoon, as it came time for the Pastor and his son to go to the streets with their tracts, it was very cold outside, as well as pouring rain. 

Lawyer Darrel Leiking wins Penampang PKR top post by 90 votes majority

By Ezra Haganez
PENAMPANG: Lawyer Darrel Leiking, has won the top post of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) in the Penampang division.

Darrel, son of a fomer BERJAYA assistant minister, Marcel Leiking, polled a convincing 325 votes, beating three other contenders namely Brett Chua, a son of CKS Supermarket founder, (235 votes), a dentist Dr Roland Chia (199) and Innocent Makajil (19).

Innocent however earlier had withdrawn from the poll amidst allegation of irregularities. He went on to lodge a police report here.

Interestingly, Darrel's father is an UMNO member in Penampang.

PKR, DAP, Enough Is Enough, Fight All You Want & Let The Third Force Arises !

By Richard Loh
PENANG: To Pakatan Rakyat leaders and elected representatives, please read through my blog postings and see how much I wanted change for Malaysia, relying on your promises and great efforts in wanting to march to Putra Jaya.

Political parties are trying to reach out to the fence sitters but PR is driving supporters to become fence sitters, how irony. I am almost up to my neck to become a graduated fence sitter even though I am a card carrying life member of DAP.

Something is very wrong with PKR, says UNKO veteran Lojingki

By Ezra Haganez
: Something is not right with Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), if the party's elections is of any barometer.

A veteran leader of the now-defunct UNKO, Fred Edwin Lojingki, 69, said the chaotic and sometimes violent nature of the PKR on-going polls in Sabah as well as in Semenanjung is a manifestation of bad political culture being promoted in the party.

"In my very long years in politics since the 1960's until now, both as activist and observer, i have never seen something like this where party election was so marred with violence, tampered with underhand tactics, being run under chaotic management.

JESUS the boy...

JERUSALEM: Today let us break this all-politics and world's current affairs reporting by pondering on the life of a greatest Man ever alive, JESUS...

Jesus was to live in Nazareth until He was about thirty years old, and this is why, although He was born in Bethlehem, He is often known as Jesus of Nazareth.  The Bible tells us that He “increased in wisdom and stature; and in favor with God and man.”  In other words, He grew not only in height but also in wisdom, knowledge and learning with God’s blessing; the people loved him and respected Him.

Bahrain tycoon says Bumi policy can scare away investors

By Yow Hong Chieh
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 28 — Malaysia risks scaring away foreign investors if it insists on pursuing Bumiputera affirmative action policies, a top official of a major Bahrain conglomerate said today.
“There is one thing Malaysia has to be careful of. You have a ‘delightful’ law here... where you give the local population certain seats or certain preference or certain licences,” Kanoo Group deputy chairman Mishal Hamed Kanoo told reporters at the “Dawn of the New Decade: Alternative Investments in Asia” forum here today.
“If you do that and foreign investors want to come in — they’re not used to this idea — you might scare them.”

Najib, clean up Islamophobia in M'sia first

By P. Waytha Moorthy
LONDON: Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak should look into his own backyard at how the minority Malaysian Indians and the non-Malays suffer from Islamophobia through BTN, Jakim, Rela, the judiciary, Perkasa and practically every organ of the government institution against the minorities in Malaysia.

Coerced sharia law onto non-Muslims, forceful conversion, statelessness, body-snatching, direct insults similar to the cow head incident that prevails through state-sponsored institutions in Malaysia are classic examples of Islamophobia that affect the tenet of human rights in Malaysia for minorities that needs to be rectified and curtailed before Najib goes to the US to preach how to assist the Barack Obama on Islamophobia.

Obama Defends His Faith, Says He Became Christian By Choice

New Mexico: President Barack Obama defended his faith at a political function in New Mexico on Tuesday as critics continue to question his religion.

"I am a Christian by choice," Obama responded to an attendee in the audience who asked why he followed the faith.

The event was part of a four-state tour meant to rally Democrats ahead of the midterm elections, but with polls showing that a significant number of Americans believe the president is Muslim, Obama decided to set the record straight.


By Ezra Haganez
KOTA BELUD:A well-liked local lawyer here, Peter Marajin, who stood as independent candidate for Kadamaian state constituency in the 2008 general election, has joined Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP).

Marajin, a Dusun who hails from Kg Kinasaraban here, handed over his application form to SAPP President Datuk Yong Teck Lee at the party's well-attended function in Tamu Darat near here last night (September 30, 2010).

Earlier in his speech, Yong, welcomed Marajin into the party and hoped his entry will further strengthen SAPP, especially in Kadamaian and Kota Belud.

Kemunculan UFO di Sabah

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Borneo Herald meneima emel dari salah seorang pengunjung setia blog ini. Emelnya adalah berkaitan dengan kemunculan UFO di Sabah. Pada Bulan Julai lepas, di Tuaran gempar dengan kemunculan UFO ini. Berita ini  disiarkan oleh akhbar Borneo Post dan boleh baca selanjutnya di sini.

Berikut merupakan isi kandungan emel yang dikirim.

Sini saya ada gambar UFO, bukan saya yang ambil, tapi orang kampung di ulu Sg Sapulut yang ambil. Menurut En Alip, gambar itu dirakam oleh pakciknya yang ketika itu bekerja di Kem Balak hutan Sandakan pada tahun 1985.

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