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Musa’s scared of KL bosses, says Yong

Barisan Nasional will pay the price of inflicting its KL-centric
decision on Sabah come the 13th general election.
KOTA KINABALU: Chief Minister Musa Aman’s ‘subservience’ to his bosses in Kuala Lumpur over the recent cancellation of outgoing flights from Sabah to Japan, Korea and Australia will have ‘damaging consequences’ in next general election.

Accusing the state government of being cowards, local opposition Sabah Progressive People’s Party (SAPP) president Yong Teck Lee said: “This is a most disgusting and damaging consequence of the subservience of Sabah to KL.

Rci, Peluang Untuk Nyatakan Pandangan

PRESIDEN Pertubuhan Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Bersatu (UPKO) Tan Sri Bernard Dompok menasihatkan mereka yang menentang penubuhan Suruhanjaya Siasatan Diraja (RCI) mengenai pendatang haram dan dokumen kerakyatan palsu di Sabah menganggap RCI sebagai peluang untuk melahirkan pandangan mereka.

Menteri Perladangan dan Komoditi itu berkata RCI perlu bagi mencari penyelesaian terhadap isu pendatang haram yang lama berlarutan di Sabah.

MAS-Air Asia monopoly, State Govt has duty to save tourism industry

Everything must refer to KL. Now even tourists coming
to Sabah must fly an extra five hours via Kuala Lumpur
instead of coming direct to Sabah. This is a most
disgusting and damaging consequence of the
subservience of Sabah to KL
By Datuk Yong Teck Lee

KOTA KINABALU, Dec 30, 2011: THE cancellation of MAS direct flights from Japan, Korea and Australia is the latest manifestation of the "KL-centric" decision-making process in our nation today.

"Everything must refer to KL. Now even tourists coming to Sabah must fly an extra five hours via Kuala Lumpur instead of coming direct to Sabah. This is a most disgusting and damaging consequence of the subservience of Sabah to KL. This must change and the Sabah State Government, which labels itself as the fixed deposit of the ruling BN, has failed in its duty to protect and promote the Sabah tourism industry".

UBF ‘agrees’ to back ABU

By Luke Rintod of FMT
LABUAN: The organisors and sponsors of peninsular-based the ‘Anything But Umno’ (ABU) movement, which is calling for the removal of Umno in the next election, are seeking partners in East Malaysia.

Leading civil advocate, Haris Ibrahim (photo), yesterday flew to the Federal Territory of Labuan, defying the Sabah government’s “persona non grata” order slapped on him recently, to hold talks with Sabah political activists led by Daniel John Jambun.

No Cabinet decision – Shahrizat still safe

The deputy premier reveals that the Cabinet did not
make a decision on whether the embattled
minister should quit.
SHAH ALAM: There is no Cabinet decision on the fate of embattled minister Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, said Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin today.

The women’s affair, community and children development minister is facing growing calls to quit over the RM250 million National Feedlot Centre (NFC) scandal.

“No, no,” Muhyiddin told reporters when asked if the Cabinet had decided if the Umno Wanita chief should resign or be removed.

‘It’s really unbelievable; Taib’s family controls S’wak’

By Jessica Dacey
Swiss-based Bruno Manser Fund's revelations of
Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmud's billion dollar
business empire is not going to let-up in 2012.
After two decades of environmental campaigning for Malaysia’s Penan tribe (in Sarawak) the Bruno Manser Fund (BMF) is stepping up its fight against local political corruption.

BMF remains one of the few non-Malaysian organisations still campaigning on behalf of the Penan, an indigenous people living in some of the world’s most biodiverse forests in Sarawak on the island of Borneo.

Two-thirds of its forests have been destroyed in recent years for logging or to build palm oil plantations.

UBF : Datuk Patrick Sindu Appointed as Chairman of Malaysia Agreement Review Panel

“Datuk Patrick Sindu has been appointed as Chairman of the Malaysia Agreement Review Panel (MARP) which is entrusted to undertake a review and to seek a legal interpretation of the Malaysia Agreement, 1963” announced UBF founder, Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan in a press statement released today.

Pursuant to the Malaysia Agreement, 1963 signed in London on 09 July 1963 and amended by an Amending Agreement 1963 signed in Singapore on 27 August 1963, the independent nations of the Federation of Malaya, Singapore, Sarawak and Sabah (then North Borneo) came together and formed the new nation known as the Federation of Malaysia on 16 September 1963 which was and is known as Malaysia Day.



DATU AKJAN as Chairman of PEKIDA objected to the call to set up RCI on illegal immigrants and Project IC in Sabah. He said amongst other things; could lead to misunderstanding and disunity among the various ethnic groups; RCI was made with ‘bad and evil intention’ aimed at inciting the people of Sabah to hate the BN Federal Government

He also said that there was no such thing as Project IC to issue Malaysian ICs to foreigners He warned that if the RCI promoters continue to push for it, it may one day backfire on them.

Shahrizat: Tell me which Umno leader is not corrupted?

We are all corrupted!
Amid signs that Prime Minister Najib Razak's Umno party was fast unraveling, hit by massive graft and infighting amongst its top leadership, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has announced that a special team would be formed to investigate claims that Umno minister Shahrizat Jalil's family had squandered public funds allocated to the RM250 million NFC cattle livestock project on personal items and luxurious assets.

However, instead of appeasing public anger, all eyes are now on the drama at play in Umno. While Shahrizat has hinted she was ready to quit, it is unlikely that she will allow herself to be railroaded or be made an easy scapegoat of by her own party mates.

Reject Ketuanan Melayu, Sabah Muslims told

In Kinabatangan constituency, immigrants outnumber
locals by five fold!
Michael Kaung
KOTA KINABALU: United Borneo Front (UBF), which has been calling for the reinstatement of Sabah and Sarawak rights as stipulated under the Malaysia Agreement, wants Sabah Muslims to reject Umno’s ‘Ketuanan Melayu” (Malay supremacy) concept.

“Sabahan Muslims should reject the Ketuanan Melayu concept because Malays were non-existent during pre-Independence (in Sabah),” said UBF vice chairman Awang Ahmad Shah.

Jeffrey calls parties to leave BN and join Borneo Alliance

Jeffrey: Leave BN and join Borneo Alliance
to safeguard Sabah, Sarawak
“The political parties in Sabah and Sarawak need to safeguard and protect the rights and autonomy of the Borneo States as enshrined in the Malaysia Agreement.   Therefore, I call upon all the Sabah and Sarawak component parties of Barisan Nasional (BN) to leave BN and join the Borneo Alliance to safeguard Sabah and Sarawak as mooted by UBF” said its founder, Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan to the local BN components in the Borneo States as a follow-up to the announcement of the formation of the Borneo Alliance at the 1st anniversary of UBF last Saturday.

Racial Tension Threats Against RCI Treason and Scandalous

By Awang Ahmad Sah

“The statement by Pekida Sabah head, Akjan, that the proposed Royal Commision of Inquiry (RCI) would cause racial tension among the various ethnic groups in Sabah is not only irresponsible but scandalous, ridiculous and a treason to all genuine Sabahans” replied Awang Ahmad Sah, the Deputy Chairman of UBF.

All ethnic groups in Sabah including local Suluks and Bajaus have been living together and working hand in hand since Independence in 1963 and have even formed the State Government together and shared the power.

‘Akjan is an Umno frontman’

By Luke Rintod of FMT
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah political activists are taken aback by the outright rejection by controversial businessman Mohd Akjan Ali Muhammad of a Royal Commission (RCI) to investigate the suspicious increase in Sabah’s legal population and the claim that citizenship had been exchanged for votes.

Akjan, a self-proclaimed sultan of Sulu, who made good in the state and is now chairman of the influential Malaysian Muslim Welfare Association (Pekida), took many by surprise when he returned to the public stage after sparking outrage for his claim to royalty earlier this year.

Kdn Harus Perjelaskan Isu Pertabalan Akjan Sebagai Sultan Sulu

Oleh: Mail Mathew

TENOM: Naib Ketua Pergerakan Pemuda Parti Maju Sabah (SAPP) Pusat Rudy Sulaiman Mairi (gambar), meminta Kementerian Dalam Negeri (KDN) memberi penjelasan kepada rakyat Sabah status kes Pengerusi Pertubuhan Kebajikan dan Dakwah Islamiah Malaysia (Pekida) Sabah Datu Mohd Akjan Datu Ali Muhammad berkaitan isu menabalkan dirinya sebagai Sultan Sulu beberapa bulan lalu.

Katanya, rakyat dinegeri ini masih keliru dan tertanya tanya apakah status kes tersebut setakat ini sama ada ianya dilupuskan begitu sahaja atau sebaliknya kerana sebelum itu kes tersebut pernah menggemparkan rakyat Sabah kerana ianya tidak pernah berlaku sebelum ini.

Pekida objection to RCI and threat of civil unrest

Press Statements (Dec 19, 2011) by:
1. Peter Marajin
2. Dr Nicholas James Guntobon
3. Fredoline Edwin Lojingki
4. Daniel John Jambun

1. PETER MARAJIN, lawyer and SAPP supreme council member

KOTA KINABALU: It is obvious now that a political party is behind Akjan in objecting the establishment of RCI. No wonder despite the calls by all parties and all concerned Sabahansto form the RCI, this particular party and its leaders from top to bottom are using every mean to dislodge any legitimate attempt to investigate the issuance of dubious citizenship to foreigners. Akjan himself a benefactor of this party has now allowed himself to be used by the party, for reasons best known to both.

Burak Sem's email to Datuk Najib...

Datuk Najib,

You say in your speech at Sungai Petani that opposition pact is fragile and cannot be sustained because its parties are cooperating only due to their hatred for the Barisan Nasional. Do you think so?

What about me, quoting from the Holy Bible, Matthew 7:1, quote "Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the log in your own eye?

Perjuangan Datuk Dr Jeffrey Tulen Membela Hak Rakyat


SETELAH sekian lama Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan menggerakkan matlmat perjuangannya secara perlahan dengan terpaksa menunggang kuda UBF atas sifatnya sebagai NGO, namun pada akhirnya Jeffrey mahu tidak mahu terjun sekali lagi dalam gelanggang politik.

Mungkin kerana telah disedarinya bahawa inilah masanya yang sesuai untuk melabuhkan tirai bagi gagasan Borneo Alliance (BA) turun gelanggang bertarung pada PRU13 setelah ‘bertapa’ menimba ilmu berbulan bulan lamanya sebelum ini.

Sandiwara Tun Mahathir terbongkarSandiwara Tun Mahathir terbongkar

Selama ini, Mahathir menyalahkan Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim
kononnya beliau adalah alat kepada Bank Dunia dan
Tabung Kewangan Antarabangsa (IMF).
PETALING JAYA: Sandiwara mantan Perdana Menteri Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad berhubung pinjaman dari Bank Dunia pada sekitar tahun 1999 sudah terbongkar walaupun selama ini beliau menafikannya.

Selama ini, Mahathir menyalahkan Ketua Pembangkang Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim kononnya beliau adalah alat kepada Bank Dunia dan Tabung Kewangan Antarabangsa (IMF).

Laman web Bank Dunia mendedahkan bahawa Malaysia membuat pinjaman sebanyak tiga kali pada tahun 1999 dan sekali pada 1998 yang berjumlah AS$400 juta dan pinjamam itu dibuat setelah Anwar dipecat dari kabinet.

Sabah trapped in divide-and-rule politics

The new 'Borneo Agenda' alliance, born of Jeffrey Kitingan,
has consigned the one party for all concept to the
dustbins of Sabah.

KOTA KINABALU: The entry of the Sarawak Reform Party (STAR) into Sabah through the membership of maverick politician Jeffrey Kitingan and his allies has opened the door to yet another multi-racial coalition in Sabah.

On the heels of the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) and the opposition Pakatan Rakyat, STAR’s link up with Jeffrey’s United Borneo Front (UBF) along with the Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP), Usno and the Sabah People Front (SPF) may be seen as the new-coalition-kid-on-the-block battling for the hearts and minds of Sabahans.

Jeffrey’s back to active politics

Sarawak Reform Party (STAR) officially announced
Sabah politician Jeffrey Kitingan as the
chairman of its Sabah chapter.
KOTA KINABALU: Maverick Jeffrey Kitingan, who has been without a party since he left PKR one year ago, has now joined a reactivated 16-year-old Sarawak party, Sarawak Reform Party (STAR).

STAR president, Dripin Sakoi, presented Jeffrey a membership card and document empowering him to lead a Sabah chapter of the party in time for the 13th general election.

SAPP bimbang PTI turut dapat BR1M

Oleh Mail Mathew
TENOM: Naib Ketua Pergerakan Pemuda Parti Maju Sabah (SAPP) CLC Melalap Roger Stimin menggesa pihak tertentu dalam operasi Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M) khurusnya Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri LHDN agar tidak ada pendatang tanpa izin (PTI) yang memiliki Kad Pengenalan mengambil kesempatan untuk mendaftar memohon bantuan RM500 itu.

Pemuda SAPP: Penubuhan RCI lama tertangguh

Oleh Mail Mathew
Naib Ketua Pergerakan Pemuda SAPP
Rudy Sulaiman Mairi
TENOM, Disember 14, 2011: Naib Ketua Pergerakan Pemuda Parti Maju Sabah (SAPP) Pusat Rudy Sulaiman Mairi (gambar), merasa lega dan mengalu alukan kenyataan Timbalan Ketua Menteri Sabah Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan bahawa Barisan Nasional (BN) Sabah telah menyokong penubuhan Suruhanjaya Siasatan Di Raja (RCI) untuk menyiasat masalah kebanjiran Pendatang Asing Tanpa Izin (PATI) termasuk pemilikan Kad Pengenalan menerusi pintu belakang diSabah.

Katanya, SAPP antara yang telah memperjuangkan penubuhan RCI beberapa bulan lalu berharap isu yang dibangkitkan Pairin itu akan menjadi kenyataan sebaliknya bukan sekadar ibarat melepaskan batuk di tangga untuk mengaburi mata rakyat kerana pilihanraya umum kali ke-13 sudah hampir.

Gotong Royong Gereja SDA Kg Podos

Majlis gotong-royong mengecat dan membersih kawasan bangunan gereja SDA Kg Podos, Kota Belud

Suatu lagi kerja amal bergotong-royong iaitu mengecat dan membersihkan kawasan Bangunan Gereja SDA Kg. Podos, yang telah dilaksanakan oleh pemimpin-pemimpin SAPP kawasan Kadamaian bersama-sama penduduk-penduduk Kg. Podos pada 11/12/2011.

Mengikut kenyataan Ketua Gereja SDA Kg. Podos iaitu Encik Said Gondol, adalah menjadi suatu aktiviti tahunan bagi ahli-ahli gereja mereka untuk membaiki dan mempertingkatkan Bangunan Gereja mereka sempena menyambut tahun baru akan datang.

Dr Jeffrey has joined Sarawak party, Star

By Ezra Haganez

KOTA KINABALU: It is official ! Maverick Dr Jeffrey Kitingan who had been partyless since he left Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) one year ago has now joined a Sarawak reactivated party, Sarawak Reform Party, or in short Star.

Star president, Dr Dripin Sakoi, presented Kitingan a membership card and document empowering him to lead a Sabah chapter of the party. Four other pioneers, all Kitingan's men, of the party in Sabah who received their membership cards today (Dec 16) were Guandi Kohoi, Rubin Guribah, Jeffrey Telado and James Aik.

UK-based Human Rights Foundation proposes a TOR for RCI on illegals in Sabah

By Daniel John Jambun
My committee set-up under a United Kingdom-based Human Rights Foundation Malaysia to study Sabah problems especially in regards to issue of sovereignty, disenfranchisement and the Malaysia Agreement has come up with a comprehensive proposal for both the Federal Government of Malaysia and the Malaysian Parliament to consider as term of reference (TOR) for the setting up of a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on the large presence of illegal immigrants, dubious Malaysian identity cards and phantom voters in Sabah.

Our proposal is for the TOR to reflect on the following concerns or points :

An interesting view on GE13 by Sakmongkol AK47

By Mohd Ariff Sabri Abdul Aziz

DEC 14 — About my having big time grudges or even hating Anwar Ibrahim, let me say this: Just how do you arrive at that judgment?

Because I don’t write good things about him? Some of these PKR diehards must have a short memory. If they go into my archives, they will see that Umno people are accusing me of being pro-Anwar.

One of them must also be the vermin who insisted that I hate Anwar whenever I wrote something unflattering or not advantageous to Anwar. I advise them, if they want to see the real hate writings on Anwar, to go visit the extreme pro-Umno bloggers.

BN Government is Giving us Rubbish

By Burak S. Sem

I learned a long time ago that a thing called ignorance fosters poverty. In the midst of the impoverished times I grew up in boarding school throughout my years in primary and secondary schools, many times I would ask myself: "how come the Dayak people (orang asal) have it so hard?" "Why do Dayak people struggle so much?"

Did not know this is a deadlly fruit -- is it ?

Star Fruit Can Kill
This fruit can end your life! This is not an April Fool Joke. But a stern reminder to all my readers. We were advised to have a few servings of fruits a day in order to reap the benefits of fruits, right? But obviously this is one big no-no fruit to be excluded from your fruity feast!

In Shenzen, more than 10 people who consumes the star fruit had died. And now a 66-year-old, Malaysian who has been suffering from kidney ailment fell into coma after eating the star fruits.

Dr Devi Shetty, a reknown heart surgeon speaks on heart attacks...

Dr Devi Prasad Shetty is a reknown cardiac surgeon and philanthropist. After he trained in cardiac surgery in UK, he returned to India to work and subsequently started the Manipal Heart Foundation in Bangalore. In 2001, he founded Narayana Hrudayalaya, one of the largest paediatric heart hospitals in the world. He has performed over 15,000 heart operations.

This chat with Dr.Devi Shetty was arranged by WIPRO for its employees. The transcript of the chat, given below, is useful for everyone.

Q: What are the basic rules to care for one's heart?

Most Islamic countries in the world are non-Muslim

What makes a good Islamic country? Is it one where the people dress conservatively (or even severely in the case of women), adhere strictly to the rituals of Islam, where shariah laws apply?

Or is a good Islamic country one that keeps to the substantive teachings of Islam, more concerned with the content rather than the form of the religion? Where fairness, justice, honesty are the cornerstones of government policies and of its citizens' daily dealings.

DAP meet: Leadership spat buries national issues

The Penang DAP convention yesterday barely discussed any issue of state or national interest, for it was overshadowed by arguments over the spat among the party's top leaders.

Several Indian Malaysian delegates who spoke had to be reined in by security personnel as they touched on "very sensitive" issues that had plagued the party over the past week.

‘Restrictions unjustifiable under global law’

By Luke Rintod of FMT
PETALING JAYA: A group of United Nations independent experts in a joint statement warned that the newly-passed Peaceful Assembly Bill in Malaysia may “arbitrarily and disproportionately restrict the right to assemble peacefully.”

The restrictions range from a ban on street protests and a prohibition on non-citizens and citizens under 21 years of age to assemble peacefully, to conditional access for media to public gatherings.

Foreigners join rush for RM500 aid forms

Tawau: Foreigners were among the thousands who turned up to obtain the 1Malaysia People's Assistance (BR1M) forms distributed by the Inland Revenue Board entitling those who qualify for RM500 assistance from the Government.

Police had to be called in to control the situation getting out of hand here.


Arriving in a hotel in KL Sentral Uncle Tony went to the bar and asked for a pint of draught Guinness. The barman nodded and said, "That will be one Ringgit please, Uncle Tony."

Somewhat taken aback, Uncle Tony replied, "That's very cheap," and handed over his money.

"Well, we try to stay ahead of the competition", said the
barman. "And we are serving free pints every Wednesday evening from 6 until 8. We have the cheapest draught in Asia"

Jeffrey: How threatening can Haris be?

By Luke Rintod of FMT
KOTA KINABALU: Political maverick Jeffrey Kitingan, who has been at the forefront in the fight for Sabah’s absolute rights as set out in the Malaysia Agreement 1963, is alarmed that some powers are being misused by the government.

He views the banning of rights activist Haris Ibrahim from entering the state as a gross abuse of the state’s immigration powers by Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman.

UPKO insincere – “Table Motion Or Shut Up UPKO”

By Edward Linggu
“UPKO is insincere and merely “cakap kosong” because of the forthcoming General Elections when its Secretary-General, Datuk Wilfred Madius Tangau, said that Sabah and Sarawak should get 34% of the Parliamentary seats” said Edward Linggu, UBF Campaign Director.

Edward added that “UPKO is merely repeating UBF’s Borneo Agenda for political mileage to gain voters support. If UPKO is sincere and means what is says, UPKO should through its three Members of Parliament led by its President, Tan Sri Bernard Dompok, table a motion in Parliament to get the Elections Commission to allocate at least 35% of the MPs for Sabah and Sarawak.”

Prof Khoo Kay Peng Speaks Out On What Is Truly 1 Malaysia

Few People realise that UiTM that takes in only Bumiputeras including from Singapore!...has a current enrolment of something like 130,000 students, and it is expected to reach an enrolment of 200,000 by 2013!...

In comparison University Malaya has only an enrolment of 23,000 students, and there they are talking about ensuring that more than 60%+ are Bumiputeras in University of Malaya.

The Muslim thought process, or the lack of it

An interesting read to describe the Muslim thought process - or lack thereof.  Sort of points out the absurdity of said process. This is thought-provoking so we decided to re-publish it here not to encourage ridicule to any sect but so that we all may be more thinking in our perceptions of things to come... editor

Paranoid Musa afraid of being exposed

Umno-led Sabah Barisan Nasional has come under attack
for its 'stupid' act of denying civil activist
Haris Ibrahim entry into Sabah.
By Luke Rintod of FMT
KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Umno-led Barisan Nasional leadership came under heavy condemnation for barring civil activist-cum-lawyer Haris Ibrahim from entering Sabah but did nothing to stem the flow of hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants into the state.

Political activist Daniel John Jambun, who was among those at the airport to receive Haris, was fuming that the state government had barred Haris instead of illegal immigrants and criminals from the state.

MCLM chief barred from entering Sabah

Malaysian Civil Liberties Movement (MCLM) president Haris Ibrahim has been barred from entering Sabah and was sent back to Kuala Lumpur on the next available flight.

Contacted by FMT prior to his departure, the lawyer said he had landed at the Kota Kinabalu airport at about 3.15pm.

“I have just been told that ‘atas arahan atasan’ (orders from a higher authority), I have been denied entry. I am still at the immigration awaiting details,” he said.

Astro’s monopoly has short-changed Malaysian TV viewers

Astro hidden slogan for the people
Malaysians are gullible enough to be taken for a long ride by Astro, as the government has given Astro too much leeway. This has caused Malaysian TV viewers to be short-changed and at the same time snuffed out other operators from entering the market and providing better service. Such a phenomenon is only seen in Malaysia, with only one pay TV operator given exclusive licence for 20 years.

Siapa Dalang Seludup Parabola?

Saudara Pengarang,

BARU-BARU ini Kastam Diraja Malaysia (KDRM) yang diketuai oleh Ketua Pencegah Kastam, Hamzah Sundang dan Pegawainya Ali Asan telah merampas hampir 200 biji Parabola (Parabolic) di beberapa daerah di Sabah.

Syabas kepada Menteri Pembangunan Sumber dan Kemajuan Teknologi Maklumat negeri Sabah, Datuk Dr Yee Moh Chai yg mengatakan di sebuah suratkhabar kelmarin bahawa rampasan parabola oleh KDRM adalah tidak masuk akal sama sekali.

Is Shafie Apdal The Hidden Hand Behind KDM Malaysia?


THE SHADOW boxing by certain UMNO politicians using Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) a Barisan National component in Sabah and the Kadazandusun Murut Association Malaysia (KDM Malaysia) may be a precursor to a battle for the gaddi in Kuala Lumpur.

Sabahans often accuse their politicians of being short-sighted. Judging by the rhetoric’s, lobbying, mudslinging, conniving and scheming by the principal parties, we are actually looking at least as far into the future as the 13th General Elections, parliamentary and state polls, which must be held before 2013.

"What will happen to Dr. Hiew King Cheu and YB Jimmy Wong of Sabah?

GEORGE TOWN: DAP national chairman Karpal Singh today warned certain party leaders against becoming political warlords by circumventing the leadership to promise and announce seats for their cronies on their own accord.

He said that no party leader or even member has the right to bypass the party top decision-making body, the central executive committee (CEC), to allot seats for their cronies.

USNO Supports UBF and Forms Alliance to Fight for Sabah’s Rights

The newly revived USNO became the latest entity to support the United Borneo Front (UBF) and the fight for the restoration of Sabah’s rights in Malaysia. This was the message conveyed by protem USNO Vice-President, Abdullah Sani Hj. Salleh and protem Secretary-General, Datuk Arifin Datuk Abdul Salam in the presence of USNO die-hard supporters at a recent gathering at the birthplace of USNO in Kg. Tanjung Kapur, Kudat.

SAPP and NGO come to rescue SIB Church in KB

A group of Kadamaian SAPP leaders and a local NGO recently came to lend a hand to extend an SIB church at Kampung Soronsob in Taginambur in Kota Belud.

The church chairman, Taisin Derisi, said the church had been too small for it congregation. Now that they can look forward to more spaces ahead of the Christmas celebration, Taisin thanked SAPP and Gindol Initiative for Civil Society Borneo who chipped in for the cause.

PSM fears dirtiest election ever

By Luke Rintod of FMT
Frequent BN scandals plaguing its leaders including Umno's
Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, who is embroiled in the NFC scandal,
are spurring its loss of credibility.
SUNGAI SIPUT: Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM), a political party that is not a member of Pakatan Rakyat but aligned to it, believes that the ruling Barisan Nasional is poised to lose grip on power in the impending 13th general election, if it is to be a clean election.

PSM secretary-general S Arutchelvan said despite of what Umno, the back-bone of BN, is trying to portray to voters, the coalition is tainted and has actually already lost ground among the rakyat including the Malays, its traditional source of strength.

Fighting the flood as savvy residents of Thailand struggling with the flood.

Bishop has Umno's chief in his crosshairs

Catholic Bishop Dr Paul Tan Chee Ing said he was “aghast at the fear mongering” of Umno information chief Ahmad Maslan who had denounced an opposition party as “agents of Christianisation.”“One would have been led to expect that the prime minister’s strictures against insensitive remarks would be heeded by the delegates to their party’s annual assembly,” commented the head of the Catholic Church in the Malacca-Johor diocese.

Bishop Paul Tan was referring to Prime Minister Najib Razak’s plea earlier this week to Umno speakers at the party’s just begun annual assembly not to utter insensitive remarks because 28 million Malaysians would be listening-in.“But here you have no less than the party’s information chief heedless of the advice given by the PM. And how does he do that? By giving vent to a rant that is fear-drenched and bogey-ridden,” lamented the head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia.

UMNO not dominating, not racist?

By Daniel John Jambun
I congratulate the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak for his sterling performance in his speech at the on-going Umno General Assembly. Even Tun Mahathir who had been so critical of Najib all this while was impressed and expressed support for him because now “he is a different man.” The speech achieved its purpose of raising the spirit of the delegates and observers. He may even have discouraged certain factions in the party from possibly putting up a challenge to his leadership.

Muhyiddin rewrites history

By Mariam Mokhtar
Here we go again, Umno rewriting Malayan history.

The first was in late August, when the whole of the Umno machinery turned on PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu and accused him of being a communist sympathiser.

For years, Mat Sabu delivered the same speech about Merdeka day but this year, in the run-up to the 13th general election, his speech was closely scrutinised and manipulated by Umno and its mouthpiece, Utusan Malaysia.

It Should Be At Least 35 %


IN ORDER FOR Sabah and Sarawak to have a share in the law-making decision of parliament, the two states must have at least 35 percent of the parliamentary seats in Malaysia, not 34 percent as demanded by UPKO.

Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, Chairman of the United Borneo Front (UBF) said this in response to the statement on the issue by Datuk Madius Tangau, the Secretary General of UPKO.

“We have made statements on this issue about six months ago as one of the key points being put forward by UBF to strengthen the Borneo Agenda,” Jeffrey said. “I am glad that the UPKO and the PBS are now joining the chorus of demands for our rights towards a more equitable share of decision making powers of the Borneo states.”

RCI: Is Umno ready to ‘harakiri’?

Setting up an RCI in Sabah is empty talk because to do
so would be to expose the 'biggest and gravest ever
case of treason in this country's 48 years'.
By Luke Rintod of FMT
KOTA KINABALU: A cross-section of Sabahans are doubtful that the federal government will ever admit to putting into motion a covert operation in the 1980s to re-engineer the demographics of the state in favour of Umno.

Most observers feel the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) recommendation by the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on electoral reforms is all hype.

Malaysia passes street protest ban as lawyers march

Lawyers say the new laws on public assembly
are more repressive than the old ones
The Malaysian parliament has passed a ban on street protests, despite a rally against the bill by crowds of lawyers.

Opposition lawmakers boycotted the vote on the Peaceful Assembly Act, which the ruling party says eases regulations.

But critics say it replaces a rule requiring a police permit for a demonstration with one that bans street protests.

Polls panel recommends RCI for Project IC, now ball in govt's court

By Nigel Aw
The parliamentary select committee (PSC) on electoral reform in its interim report today proposed the formation of a royal commission of inquiry to investigate claims that foreigners were granted citizenship and the right to vote in Sabah.

In its report, it stated that the recommendation was made following numerous complaints on Project IC during its public hearing in Kota Kinabalu last week.

"Even though this matter is wide and outside the terms of reference of this committee, but the committee recommends the formation of a royal commission of inquiry as a long-term solution," the report reads.

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