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Ex-Sabah CM Yong ordered to pay RM1mil to Harris for defamation

KOTA KINABALU: The High Court here on Wednesday ordered former Sabah chief minister Datuk Yong Teck Lee to pay RM1mil in damages to another ex-chief minister Tan Sri Harris Salleh for defamation.

HIgh Court judge Justice Abdul Rahman Sebli in delivering his two-page judgement held that Harris had proven his case against Yong and the Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP).

The most hated man in Malaysia

By Harris Ibrahim.
Dear Mahathir,
Malaysian insider reports that you had "defended the social contract, the so-called unwritten agreement between the Malays and the non-Malays during independence, by affirming that without the agreement, Malaysia would not have been formed".

They quoted you :
"If there was no social contract, the terms and conditions of allowing citizenship to non-Malays would have not taken place.One million outsiders were given citizenships at the time."

Now, this quote from you got me curious.
Let me tell you why.

Puisi Perjuangan

Ratapan Rakyat

Engkau pencipta sejarah
Kerajaan paling lama
Memerintah sebuah negara di dunia
Lebih lima dekad lamanya

Memang engkau telah berjasa
Membina landasan mencarta masa depan

Sampai hati Pairin kata begitu... kata pegawai khas Dr Jeffrey yang ada sama beliau setiap masa

Oleh Ezra Haganez
Siang malam Dr Jeffrey fikirkan untung-nasib rakyat Sabah,
Pairin sanggup kata demikian? kata pembantu Jeffrey
KENINGAU : Seorang pegawai khas pemimpin Parti Reformasi Negeri (STAR) Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan, yang sentiasa berada bersama beliau, hari ini menepis cubaan Presiden Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) Joseph Pairin Kitingan menimbulkan syak-wasangka rakyat terhadap perjuangan adiknya.

Julian Lian, dalam kenyataan pedasnya hari ini di sini berkata Pairin seperti sudah terdesak dalam kenyataannya yang berbaur serangan peribadi dan memperkecil-kecil kepimpinan Dr Jeffrey yang semakin mendapat sokongan padu rakyat khususnya di kawasan Kadazandusun dan Murut, kawasan tradisi PBS yang selama ini menyokong Pairin tapi sudah mual dengan kepimpinan lembab beliau.

The Cambodian boy and his "sister," the python

Click Here To JoinWhen this Cambodian boy was just three months old,  his father found a half-meter python in his bed,   The father did not kill the reptile, and took the snake back into the jungle, but the next day, the snake crawled in again.

The python was taken back to the jungle three times, but he stubbornly came back. "Lucky" grew up to 6 feet and weighs about 100 kg. Python eats only chicken and duck; eats 10 kg per week. The snake can safely eat a boy or a horse --  but the boy says he and the python enjoy a “brother-sister” relationship.

Pairin should pay "sogit" if he uttered word "mendiang" on Jeffrey

By Fredoline Edwin Lojingki
PENAMPANG : As a veteran activist of Sabah issues, i would like to advise my old friend Joseph Pairin Kitingan, the President of Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) who is also the Huguan Siou of the Kadazandusuns, to consider paying "sogit" to his younger bother Dr Jeffrey, if indeed he has uttered the word "mendiang" (the late) on his brother.

Jambun to Mositun: Let’s debate on what’s best for Sabah

By Daniel John Jambun

KOTA KINABALU: State Reform Party (STAR) has taken exception to the statement by PBS’ Information Chief Datuk Johnny Mositun who said Datuk Dr. Jefrrey Kitingan and STAR have been making unrealistic promises to fish for support.

STAR Deputy Chairman, Daniel John Jambun, said here today that there is a fundamental difference between the PBS mentality and the vision of STAR. “PBS thinks of Sabah as one of the 13 states while STAR thinks of Sabah and Sarawak as the Borneo states under the Borneo Alliance pursuing the Borneo Agenda which is seeking rights and autonomy from the domination of Peninsular Malaysia,” he said. “Maybe PBS has forgotten that Malaysia was formed as a four-nation Federation and not a combination of 14 unitary states.”

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Kekuatan Mencapai Kemenangan

Ini bukan sekadar percubaan
Atau sengaja menguji kekuatan

Bukan pula hanya sekadar impian
Jauh sekali mainan menggapai awan

Begitu kita melangkah
Ranjau duri pun tidak lagi dikesah

Dengan iman kita melihat pemulihan
Dengan iman kita merasai pembaharuan
Dengan iman kita melakukan pembebasan
Dengan iman kita bertindak memulangkan

Kasih-Nya tidak pernah berkesudahan
Untuk semua umat-Nya yang bertahan

Berjuang selamanya untuk Sabah
Sehingga jasad tersemadi di tanah

Daniel Jebon Janaun

SAPP wants clarification on special fund to MPs and ADUNs

KOTA BELUD : Starting last year the Federal Government allocated a special fund called "touch point" or "sentuhan kasih" of a slightly more than RM1 million for each of the Barisan Nasional MP, including those in Sabah.

This fund according the record went straight into the bank accounts of these MPs and it was entirely up to them to spend it as long as it is helping the people including in their emergency needs like during flooding or to help the poor replace the broken rooftop of their houses.

Does Rosmah deserve the Curtin award?

It must be sad for the prime minister's wife, Rosmah Mansor, that for receiving an honorary doctorate from a foreign university, she got so much flak.The university that awarded it, Curtin University of Western Australia, was hit with brickbats too, judging by the strongly-worded postings on its Facebook page after the award was announced. Curtin was probably astonished by the reception.

As one commentor wrote:"Curtin dear, you didn't anticipate these at all, did you?"

Jeffrey reply to Pairin Statement

Dr Jeffrey G. Kitingan
My brother tells only half
of the truths
I called this Press Conference in response to what my brother, Tan Sri Pairin, was quoted as having said in Keningau yesterday and which appeared in the front page of the Daily Express today.

Firstly, I need to categorically state that what was said by my brother are all lies and half-truths. Secondly, when he refer to “them” he shows his desperation to cling to power and his fear of losing power.

Thirdly, I have said it before and I say it again that this elections has nothing to do with family matters.

He is my elder brother and I have nothing against him and I love him as any brother would do but I love the people and this country more.

Kerajaan mesti ikhlas satu-padukan rakyat

Oleh Raymond Tombung
Dalam satu ceramah, A Plea for Unity (Satu Gesaan untuk Perpaduan) di Kuala Lumpur beberapa hari yang lalu Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah (Ku Li), telah mengkritik pendirian Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Hussin yang pernah berkata dia terlebih dahulu adalah seorang Melayu dan kemudian barulah seorang Malaysia (I am a Malay first and a Malaysian second).

Katanya, ini adalah satu pendirian yang merupakan tamparan kepada hasrat murni yang terkandung dalam dasar 1Malaysia yang sedang giat dipromosikan oleh Perdana Menteri. Ku Li menyatakan ini untuk menyuarakan kerisauannya tentang masalah perpaduan antara kaum yang menjadi semakin retak di Malaysia, dan sedih sekali DPM sendiri mementingkan kemelayuannya lebih dari perpaduan rakyat Malaysia.

You can’t make poverty disappear by saying it isn’t there

By Sindin Ranggangon
Sindin Ranggangon,
Tuaran PKR Information Chief
The announcement by the Prime Minister that Sabah is no longer the poorest state gives us no comfort at all. It doesn’t make sense that all of a sudden poverty has been reduced after the situation has been around for decades. In a single visit by the PM, which was supposed to be “the last visit to Sabah before the general election,” poor households have gone down from 30,000 to 7,000. And we are not told when this reduction happened, and what has caused it to happen. If there was a sudden economic miracle to make poverty disappear in 23,000 households, how come we never heard about it?

I guess we can’t really blame the PM for having to come up with this kind of stunt. If the state Umno/BN couldn’t solve the poverty problem then the only way to go about is to deny the poverty and at least give some comfort to the people. At least the BN leaders will now have some capital to use to deny the opposition’s propaganda that Sabah, according to the World Bank, is the poorest state, and that 40 percent of all poor people in Malaysia are in Sabah!

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Sukungo Tokou Awasi Ralan

STAR: Sukungo Tokou Awasi Ralan

Perjalanan beribu batu bermula dari langkah pertama.
Langkah yang kita lakukan menuju destinasi yang jelas.
Destinasi yang kita tuju adalah kerajaan baru.
Kerajaan baru hanya akan dapat dibentuk jika kita bersatu
Kesatuan kita bermula dari permuafakatan dan kerjasama yang padu
Perpaduan yang kita seru adalah ABU
ABU berjaya di Malaya
UBA akan menang di Sabah
Kerajaan rakyat yang berberkat pasti membawa nikmat
Untuk kesejahteraan rakyat

Sukungo Tokou Awasi Ralan
Daniel Jebon Janaun

Insulting the people by denying poverty

By Daniel John Jambun
Of all the many current issues being debated in the media, Najib’s ‘assurance’ during his recent visit to Sabah that the state is no longer the poorest in Malaysia is the one that currently hitting the most sensitive nerves among Sabahans.

While the statement was supported by local BN leaders, the opposition leaders have expressed shock at the Najib’s statement. People on the ground are scornful and believe it is all a desperate political spin to give a positive impact for Najib’s visit to Sabah prior to the general election.

Puisi Perjuangan

Resah Bimbang

Kini resah bimbangku telah mencapai tahap merah
Ini bukan mainan atau lelucon sejarah
Tikam-menikam dan sepak terajang bergegar di rumahku
Walau rumah itu dibina di atas nama perjuangan
Pakatan bersama

RCI or no RCI? Asks STAR on conflicting PM and Dompok statements

Najib trying to find excuses to avoid RCI on
illegal immigrants and fake ICs in Sabah?
KENINGAU : The State Reform Party (STAR) has questioned the sudden turn-around by Prime Minister Najib Razak's stand on whether or not to agree to the setting up of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on the large presence of illegal immigrants in Sabah and the rampant issuance of Malaysian documents to these people.

Deputy chairman of the party's Sabah chapter, Dr Nicholas James Guntobon, in a statement here said Najib's non-committal answer to the issue of setting up the RCI reflected UMNO's second thought on it after a presumed strong objection from Sabah UMNO during his recent visit to Sabah.

Penipuan Penciptaan Bendera Malaysia?

DI SINI, saya terpanggil untuk menghasilkan satu entri yang bertajuk 'Penipuan dalam Penciptaan Bendera Malaysia?'. Saya mungkin akan mendapat bantahan yang ramai terutama daripada orang Semenanjung. 

Tetapi, sebelum anda membantah atau menunjukkan ketidakpuashatian anda, sila fikir-fikir kembali menggunakan akal dan logik. Sila jawab persoalan ini.

1. Adakah benar Penghasilan Bendera ini sememangnya ASLI dicipta oleh orang Malaya?
2. Apakah penciptaan Bendera ini memang ditujukan khas untuk Malaysia atau Persekutuan Malaya sahaja?

Puisi Perjuangan

Baju Sehelai

Bertahun lamanya kupakai baju ini
Warnanya pudar dan lusuh
Koyak dan rabik
Di sana sini

PKR moots mandatory civil service wage reviews every 5 years

The gap is 19.5:1 between top and bottom paid civil servants.
PETALING JAYA, Feb 23 — Putrajaya should make wage reviews within the civil service compulsory once every five years, PKR said today.

“Keadilan urges that wage reviews be made mandatory every five years, so that (wage) increases in line with inflation rates can be done fairly,” PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar told reporters here.

She said that according to a 2006 United Nations Public Administration Network Public Service report, Malaysia had the biggest income gap between the highest and lowest paid civil servants compared to neighbouring countries.

SBPA: PKR gesa kerajaan terima syor Cuepacs

PETALING JAYA, 23 Feb – Lanjutan daripada syor yang dikemukakan Cuepacs supaya kerajaan memberi kenaikan gaji antara RM700 hingga RM2,500 untuk Gred 1 hingga Gred 54, PKR hari ini menggesa kerajaan menerima syor berkenaan yang turut dilihat selari dengan matlamat Pakatan Rakyat (PR) sebagaimana yang terkandung di dalam Buku Jingga.

Naib Presiden PKR, Nurul Izzah Anwar (gambar) dalam sidang media di ibu pejabat parti itu di sini berkata, pihaknya terbuka dengan cadangan Ceupacs itu yang dilihat mampu membela nasib penjawat awam.

Gov’t fails to learn from Bkt Merah tragedy

By Charles Santiago
Severe birth defects, eight leukemia cases over five years in a community of 11,000, tears and anguish of the poor people from a largely shoe-making community – these are not news headlines. Neither is it the plot of a movie.

These are the consequences of carelessly allowing the Asian Rare Earth factory to be built in Bukit Merah, Perak in 1982. When Mitsubishi Chemical started operating its rare earth factory, the villagers complained of choking sensation, pungent smell, coughs and colds.

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Bintang Bersinar

Suara Tunku kedengaran bergema di mana-mana
Gemanya tertanam di sanubari kita sekian lama
Bukankah Sabah, Sarawak, dan Malaya
tarafnya rakan kongsi sama rata
Dalam membentuk Persekutuan Malaysia?

Pairin's silence on NCR is moral abhorance to KDMs

By Peter Marajin 
KOTA KINABALU : In respond to Johnny Mositun's statement over the above issue, i would say that Joseph Pairin Kitingan just cannot hide behind the cultural nature of KDCA and use this as an excuse to remain mute in the wake of the onslaught on KDM's native customary lands.

Pairin cannot completely detach himself from this issue given his position as the Deputy Chief Minister of the very government which bent on destroying the NCR of the KDMs whose native ethnic he himself belong to.

Pairin cannot turn a blind eye on the fact that being a President of KDCA he has a moral duty to protect and safeguard the rights of his people from being unjustly treated in their very own land.

STAR wins over members from Sabah BN parties

By Luke Rintod of FMT
New political party, Sabah STAR 's
popularity is fast spreading in Sabah.
BELURAN: The Sarawak-based State Reform Party’s (STAR) Sabah chapter received a shot in the arm when 2,800 new members handed over their membership applications to the party.

Sabah STAR, which is helmed by maverick politician Jeffrey Kitingan, is fast gaining support in the state, especially among the KadazanDusun and Murut communities. The party now has 120,000 members in Sabah.

The new members who were formerly from Umno, Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS), Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS) and PKR joined the party during the launch of Sabah Beluran STAR division last weekend.

Beluran is currently represented in Parliament by Umno’s Roland Kiandee, who is also the Dewan Rakyat deputy speaker.

Our Politics Of Shame & Sham

By Goh Keat Peng
Even forgetting anything that was adverse that might have gone before in our fifty-five years or forty-nine years of independence as a nation, what had transpired on our political front just this past week fills many Malaysians with deep disgust and nausea. With our eyes, ears, minds and hearts we have been witnessing a politics of shame and sham.

SAPP Perjuang Hak Asasi Tanah NCR Selain Baiki Ekonomi Negeri Sabah

Oleh Mail Mathew
Beliau optimis BN pasti tumbang pada PRU13 jika
jentera pilihanraya kukuh dan mantap.
 TENOM: Presiden Parti Maju Sabah (SAPP) Datuk Seri Panglima Yong Teck Lee menegaskan bahawa parti itu akan terus membela nasib rakyat yang tertindas kerana masalah rampasan tanah dan hak asasi tanah anak negeri (NCR) seperti yang berlaku di Kinabatangan, Serudong Tawau, Kudat, Tenom dan diLahad Datu setelah parti itu diberi mandat rakyat membentuk kerajaan baru selepas pilihanraya umum kali ke-13 (PRU13).

Beliau berkata, rakyat cukup menderita jika keadaan sebegini berterusan apabila hak rakyat yang miskin terus tertindas dimana tanah tanah dirampas, rumah dirobohkan oleh syarikat syarikat gergasi dari luar Sabah, malangnya pihak berkuasa khususnya PDRM tidak berbuat apa apa.

Petronas should repay PTPN study loans by Sabahans, demands new NGO

KOTA KINABALU: A new citizen movement that has demanded that oil royalty for Sabah should be at least 70 percent, Oil for Future Movement (OFF), now wants state-owned Petronas to repay all study loans from PTPN (National Higher Education Fund Corporation) by Sabahan students.

OFF chairman, Phillip Among, said thousands from Sabah who had loaned study aids from the government-controlled PTPN have become victims instead of the scheme when they could not find jobs for courses taken under the PTPN loan.

Don't Dilly Dally Over RCI

Dr Jeffrey
 “The Prime Minister should announce once and for all whether the RCI is on or off. The PM should show sincerity and clear the confusion” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, Chairman of STAR Sabah.

Right now, the dilly-dallying shows that the Government is insincere and only playing with the emotions of the people on the eve of the forthcoming general elections.

The delay is also embarrassing BN component leaders who have been made to believe and committed themselves to the announcement of the RCI that never materialized.

Will Sabah BN/PR Ask for 50% Oil Royalties

Dr. Felix Chong
“Will Sabah DAP lead Sabah Pakatan and ask for 50% oil revenue for Sabah and more particularly demand for 50% if and when Pakatan forms the next federal government” asked Dr. Felix Chong Kat Fah of STAR Sabah.

“Similarly, will the Sabah BN ask for 50% of the oil revenue for Sabah?”

“As part of STAR Sabah’s causes and aspirations for Sabah, STAR is seeking an increase of the oil revenue to 50% nett revenue. It is set out in STAR’s Petroleum Masterplan which is comprehensive and covers a wide range of policies for Sabah’s oil and gas beneficial to Sabah and Sabahans.”

Adakan RCI Sebelum PRU13, STAR Tenom

Naib Ketua Bahagian STAR (State Reform Party)
kawasan Tenom, Gosubin Yosundang.
Oleh Ambrose M. Matthew
TENOM: Kerajaan digesa agar jangan terlalu ghairah mengadakan pilihanraya umum kali ke-13 sekiranya masalah mengenalpasti kesahihan dokumen pengenalan diri belum diselesaikan terlebih dahulu menerusi Suruhanjaya Siasatan DiRaja (RCI).

Adalah difahamkan bahawa penubuhan RCI telah pun dipersetujui oleh Kabinet Persekutuan dan dijangka akan diumumkan Perdana Menteri pada bila bila masa sahaja, kata Naib Ketua Bahagian Parti STAR (State Reform Party) kawasan Tenom Gosubin Yosundang.

Kenapa PM tak umum RCI?

Ketua Pergerakan Pemuda SAPP Pusat
Rudy Sulaiman Mairi
Oleh: Ambrose M. Matthew
TENOM : Kedatangan Perdana Menteri Dato'Seri Najib Tun Razak ke Sabah yang difahamkan akan ada pengumuman mengenai penubuhan Suruhanjaya Siasatan DiRaja (RCI) yang sebelum ini ianya dinanti nantikan pelbagai lapisan rakyat namun khabar gembira itu disambut dengan kehampaan dan kekecewaan rakyat Sabah.

Malahan ramai yang kecewa kerana menunggu dengan penuh harapan ianya akan menjadi kenyataan namun sehingga Najib balik ke Kuala Lumpur, beliau langsung tidak menyebut pun soal RCI.

Dr Felix joining STAR lauded by Chinese activist

KOTA KINABALU : The decision by former DAP leader Dr Felix Chong in joining a Borneo-based State Reform Party (STAR) is laudable and a correct step taken by a patriotic local Chinese Sabahan, said state social and consumerism activist, Donny Yapp Tai Hua.

Yapp who himself is not yet a member of any political party, in a statement issued here today, said it is heartening to see a Chinese Sabahan with great leadership potential to throw his support to a known state right advocate like Dr Jeffrey Kitingan.

KDCA slammed for failing to respond to State AG's attack on NCR land

By Peter Marajin
KOTA KINABALU : The Kadazandusun Cultural Association (KDCA) being the custodian of the KDM's rights which include their native lands and the KDM's are all natives, KDCA should be in the forefront in defending these rights. But alas, KDCA is silent.

This could be construed to mean that KDCA and its president Joseph Pairin Kitingan, who is the Huguan Siou of the KDMs, are condoning this barbaric land grabs of the KDM's native customary lands, now this devilish pronouncment of non-existence of NCR lands after 1930 by the highest legal mind of the Government of which Pairin is a party.

STAR Committed to UBA and United Opposition

“The recent report of young turks in STAR wishing to go alone is totally false and baseless. STAR Sabah is fully committed to the United Borneo Alliance (UBA) and a united opposition to oust the current Umno/BN Governments” stated Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chairman.

“STAR has also sealed the Semporna Declaration with USNO and their supporters sealing the unity of ethnic Sabahans where candidates from USNO will contest under the USNO banner and USNO supporters will support all STAR candidates throughout Sabah.”

Malaya is too much, says Dr Jeffrey

BELURAN: The Sabah chapter of State Reform Party (STAR) said Malaya which controlled the Federal Government has been too much against Sabah, taking huge state revenues, not honouring pledges and gave back less than 5 percent to the second biggest state in Malaysia.

"Every year the Federal Government collected various taxes from Sabah to the tune of RM20 billion and this does not yet include the oil revenue derived from Sabah, whereas the State Government was only allowed to collect smaller taxes like on land and property, only about RM3.6 billion yearly. This is grossly not sufficient for Sabah," said Kitingan.

Our oil and gas belongs to us, not KL

By Daniel John Jambun
The way I look at it, the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, has handled the issue of increased oil royalty very poorly, judging from the way he made his remarks in Putatan on Thursday.

He simply said that (1) The demand for increased royalty is just an opposition gimmick, (2) It is another empty promise of the opposition, (3) 20% or even 50% royalty doesn’t make economic sense because at this level of royalty, allocations to Sabah would have to be cut, (4) “Even their promises in the last election haven’t been fulfilled,” (5) The opposition is also promising to reduce petrol prices. These are very old and boring rehashed answers which are easy to rebut: The demand for increased oil royalty is not a gimmick but something which will definitely be implemented when BN loses Putrajaya, so it won’t be an empty promise when we win the election, and it makes a lot of economic sense for Sabah, Sarawak and Terengganu because with that level of royalty we won’t even need anymore federal allocation. The allocations we are getting today are in fact just crumbs compared to the huge amount we are giving to the Federal Government every year, and that is on top of the billions of annual taxes collected from Sabah. We haven’t fulfilled our promises in the last election because we didn’t take over Putrajaya yet. How does Najib think we can implement something which we promised “if the people vote BN out”? In fact it is the BN which failed to fulfil a lot of promises and created a lot of mess since coming to power so long ago. I have listed these in my long list of scandals and wasteful abuses of the people’s money – by the hundreds of billions – published in online portals under the title “Najib should clarify financial scandals.” I am still waiting for a reply.

Ketua Pemuda UMNO Keningau Buta Sejarah?

Komentar oleh Azroy
Saya sebenarnya tidak begitu berminat memberikan pandangan balas terhadap komentar Sdra Azman Hj Ruslan, Ketua Pemuda UMNO Keningau di sebuah akhbar baru-baru ini. Saya lebih berasa malu bahawa di Sabah ini masih ada pemimpin yang agak buta sejarah. Atas kesedaran itu maka saya cuma ingin kongsikan kepada warga

Sabah bahawa jangan lagi keliru dengan kenyataan pemimpin-pemimpin seperti ini. Sabah BUKAN MERDEKA melalui pembentukan Malaysia. Sabah telah merdeka 16 hari sebelum pembentukan Malaysia.

Don’t Be Childish, Don’t Throw Stones In Own Glasshouse

By Dr Felix Chong
Some DAP Sabah leaders need to stop acting like a spoilt brat and think and act maturely. It is also unadvisable to throw stones in your own glass house.

A local DAP Sabah official appears to want to pick a quarrel, wash dirty linen in public and belittle Sarawakians and the Penans.

I do not intend to stoop to such low levels and embarrass him further added Dr. Felix.

PM and Umno MP Confirms STAR/UBF Stand

By Dr Jeffrey Kitingan
The Prime Minister’s statement on the oil payment while in Sipitang and the concerns voiced by the Kota Belud Member of Parliament on oil payment and development funds proves and re-affirms the stand by UBF and STAR Sabah that representatives of Peninsular parties and Sabah BN components cannot fight for the rights of Sabah.

The PM’s explanation on the increase of oil payment totally missed the point.

What if Sabah and Sarawak did not agree to form Malaysia in 1963 and today Malaysia (or Malaya) is not entitled to the oil revenues from Sabah and Sarawak? What then for Peninsular states’ development funds without the oil revenues from Sabah and Sarawak?

Three type of leader

God summons President Barrack Obama, Chinese Leader Hu Jintao and French President Nicolas Sarkozy to a meeting.

He then tells them that he has decided to end the world in 3 days and orders them to tell their people.

The Proposed 1Care – Does It Really Care?

By Toh Kin Woon
Aneurin Bevan (1897-1960), who was the Minister of Health in the United Kingdom immediately after the 2nd World War, once stressed that where medical needs exist, medical care should be provided and budgets should be of secondary importance. Based on this progressive and compassionate principle, he went on to establish Great Britain’s National Health System (NHS), which was then one of the most inclusive, comprehensive and equitable healthcare systems in the world. Unfortunately, Bevan’s stand is not much supported by many policy-makers today, especially after the widespread dissemination of neo-liberalism. The consequences are concern over costs rather than adequate healthcare coverage for the people, especially the poor and marginalized and priority on profits for healthcare providers over good health for the general population, achieved largely through rationing of heath care resources via the ability to pay rather than need. 

RCI: Najib ‘cheats’ PBS, Upko

By Luke Rintod of FMT
In a secret meeting last night, Umno warlords in Sabah
convinced Najib Tun Razak that the mostly Muslim
legalised illegals had voted in BN in every
consecutive elections.
KOTA KINABALU: The much-anticipated announcement on the Federal Cabinet agreement to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on the large presence of illegal foreigners in Sabah and the rampant issuance of Malaysian documents to them, failed to materialise today.

Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, who was expected to announce the RCI in Lahad Datu, instead cancelled his scheduled press conference after a function in Kampung Nala in Tungku near Lahad Datu and went straight to Tawau where his government executive jet flew him to Kuala Lumpur.

Najib fails to announce the RCI upon pressure from Sabah UMNO

KOTA KINABALU: The much-anticipated announcement on the Federal Cabinet agreement to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to investigate the large presence of illegal foreigners in Sabah and the rampant issuance of Malaysian documents to them, failed to take place in Lahad Datu where visiting Prime Minister Najib Razak was expected to announce Friday.

Instead Najib cancelled his scheduled press conference after a function in Kampung Nala in Tungku near Lahad Datu and went straight to Tawau where his government executive jet is waiting to fly him out to Kuala Lumpur.

‘Explain, apologise and we will forgive’

Najib Tun Razak must explain his government's
extravagance to Sabahans if he wants to
save himself at the ballot box.
By Luke Rintod of FMT
KOTA KINABALU: Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, who begins a two-day visit to Sabah tomorrow, has been slapped with a litany of questions involving his government’s extravagant spending and financial scandals rocking the country.

Challenging Najib to clarify the allegations and speculations of squandered billions and to ‘save’ himself at the ballot box, State Reform Party (Star) Sabah deputy chairman Daniel Jambun said Najib must clear the perceptions that Umno has “no clear conscious” and prove that he is committed to stopping the rot on Sabah coffers.

STAR's Dr Nicholas lashes at UMNO's Youth on Sabah rights

By Gregory Gondua
KENINGAU : Keningau UMNO leader Azman Ruslan's accusation (published in Borneo Post days ago) that State Reform Party (STAR) is playing a blame-game in safeguarding state rights is unbecoming of a Sabahan leader, if one is dignified enough to be called one, said State Reform Party (STAR) dputy chairman for its Sabah chepter, Dr Nicholas James Guntobon.

Dr Guntobon said STAR stands for Sabah state rights and its leaders are proud to admit it. "We don't know what Sabah UMNO stands for as its actions have brought in numerous problems to Sabahans that also has affected the Interior which Azman refused to admit for reasons best known to many," he said in a statement issued here.

Pemimpin BN dan PR masuk STAR di Kuamut

TONGOD : Timbalan 1 Ketua Pemuda PBS bahagian Kinabatangan, Encik Lius Meliton, hari ini telah mengambil keputusan untuk meninggalkan PBS dan menyertai STAR. Beliau telah menyerahkan borang keahliannya kepada Encik James Ait dalam satu upacara sederhana selepas mesyuarat persediaan pelancaran parti STAR peringkat Kinabatangan.

"Saya telah kehilangan keyakinan kepada kerajaan Barisan Nasional yang dikuasai UMNO. Kerajaan Barisan Nasional pimpinan UMNO gagal melaksanakan tanggung jawabnya terhadap rakyat.

Pairin and PBS going against the wishes of Sabahans, says close friend

PENAMPANG : A local veteran activist who was active with the now-defunct UNKO, Fredoline Edwin Lojingki, said he has had enough of increasingly UMNO-leaning Joseph Pairin Kitingan and PBS lately, now lost confidence in Pairin to continue leading, especially the natives.

Lojingki, 71, who claimed to be a close friend of Pairin and many in PBS at one time, alleged that PBS has deviated from its original struggle to safeguard the state and the people especially the Kadazandusun community.

Komuniti Orang Asal Sabah gasak Peguam Besar Negeri Sabah fasal NCR

Oleh Gregory Gondua 
KOTA KINABALU: Penduduk Orang Asal di Sabah hari ini meluahkan perasaan marah dengan kenyataan kontroversial yang dibuat oleh Peguam Besar Negeri Sabah, Roderic Fernandez, sekaligus bertindak menggesa agar beliau meletak jawatan.

Seramai hampir 30 orang wakil penduduk daripada semua daerah termasuk dari pantai timur negeri sebulat suara membuat gesaan tersebut dalam satu perjumpaan di Penampang Selasa lalu berikutan kenyataan yang dibuat oleh Fernandez baru-baru ini yang dipetik sebagai berkata bahawa Tanah Hak Adat Orang Asal atau Native Customary Right (NCR) tidak wujud selepas tahun 1930.

STAR the Best for Sabah’s Rights

Dr. Felix Chong
 “STAR Sabah is a clear-cut choice to champion the cause of Sabah’s rights and interests. Peninsular parties cannot go all out to champion Sabah’s rights and interests” responded Dr. Felix Chong of STAR Sabah.

“After going through the party’s causes and aspirations for Sabah, I took up the challenge and joined STAR Sabah to continue my political struggle for Sabah’s rights and interests. I fully support the Borneo Agenda and the restoration of the rights and autonomy for Sabah” added Dr. Felix.

SUARAM on Ops Scorpene

Since the last Ops Scorpene fundraising events held in Kuala Lumpur and London the second half of last year, SUARAM has received numerous messages, queries and questions on the progress of the Scorpene case that we have filed at the French courts.

We extend our apologies for the silence and wanted very much to come back to you much sooner with news on progress of the case, but unfortunately could not, as the courts in France were taking much longer than expected to decide on matters.

Dr Mahathir's letter to Israeli PM Ehud Barak in 1999? Fake or genuine?

Either he has been misleading the nation or could this letter be fake??


The annotation at the bottom right-hand corner reads, “Sumbangan Kakitangan JPM utk Rakyat Malaysia.” A GIFT FROM STAFF OF PRIME MINISTER’S DEPT. TO THE PEOPLE OF MALAYSIA.

Intrigue within Sabah Umno

By Luke Rintod of FMT
KOTA KINABALU: Politics in Sabah is never boring and it is again taking on the air of a soap opera complete with prima donnas, villains, scoundrels and clowns waiting in the wings before going centre stage in the second biggest state in Malaysia.

Come Feb 16, Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak will be in Sabah again for specific programmes in Sipitang, Tawau, and of course in the state capital where he will get the chance to meet all Barisan Nasional leaders.

Borneo Herald brings a story of Jinu Losukin, 39, a homeless Ranau Dusun in Kuala Lumpur

Jinu bin Losukin @Raju Homeless, odd-jobs worker, 39, Kuala Lumpur

In our February State of the Vision Issue, we asked the man on the street, from all walks of life, what they feel about the state of our country. Renowned journalist and documentarian Danny Lim travelled across Malaysia to speak to friends, strangers and demographics we would normally never sit and have a chat with. We present two extremes from this piece: Raju, a homeless man living in KL, and Dr Vincent Chian, an educator who is working to improve schools in Malaysia.

Star Amused At Bn Rahman's Asking Anwar To Give Assurance

By Dr Nicholas James Guntobon
KENINGAU: The statement by BN MP for Kota Belud, Rahman Dahlan, asking for an assurance by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim that Sabah would not get less than it gets under a BN Federal government is alike to BN already conceding defeat in the coming general election.

I wonder if Rahman's statement which came out in Borneo Post today is reflective of CM Musa Aman's stand or even the Sabah BN of which Rahman is its secretary.

The Murder That's About to Change the World

By Robert Washington

Nobody could have known that the dinner they were about to eat would one day change history. Some say it was goat. Others say it was lamb. Either way, it was poisoned.
And the guest of honor was Mohammed, founder of Islam.
It was just one bite, that's all it took. He tasted the poison and immediately spat it out. But it was too late. He would soon die as a result, sparking a bitter and deadly divide.

Jeffrey’s party pulling in the crowds

Star is engaging people across Sabah
with a promise that "change has come".
KENINGAU: The Sabah chapter of the State Reform Party (Star) has been attracting thousands to its ceramahs (talks) in an indication that state Barisan Nasional (BN) parties are losing supporters.

The most recent well-attended talk was at the joint-launching of the Keningau, Tenom and Pensiangan branches here on Saturday where more than 2,000 turned up to cheer party leader Jeffrey Kitingan.

Kitingan, who ditched PKR a year ago and was party-less until last month when he brought Star from Sarawak, has managed to attract leaders from other political parties to his party.

New movement demands 70% oil royalty for Sabah and Sarawak

By Ezra Haganez
KOTA KINABALU: A new citizen movement has demanded that oil royalty for Sabah should be at least 70 percent and not below to compensate the losses Sabahans incurred under a mere 5% royalty all these years.

Oil for Future Movement (OFF) chairman, Phillip Among, said on top of that oil royalty for Sabah must be backdated to 1976 and a statutory 8 percent interest per annum should be paid.

Hak Tanah Adat Adalah Dijamin Di Bawah Perlembagaan

Oleh Tan Sri Hasmy Agam
Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia Malaysia (Suruhanjaya) memandang berat dan bimbang dengan kenyataan terkini yang dilaporkan dibuat oleh Peguam Negeri Sabah bahawa Ordinan Tanah Sabah (OTS) yang berkuatkuasa pada tahun 1930 tidak membenarkan wujudnya Hak Tanah Adat yang baru di Sabah. Menurut Peguam Negeri Sabah tidak ada peruntukan dalam OTS bagi anak negeri untuk membuat penempatan selepas 1930 dan menuntut Hak Tanah Adat, yang mana ianya jelas bercanggah dengan kedudukan Hak Tanah Adat yang merupakan hak asas masyarakat Orang Asal/Asli sepertimana dijamin dalam Perlembagaan Persekutuan.

Native Customary Rights To Land Are Guaranteed Under The Constitution

By Tan Sri Hasmy Agam
The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (the Commission) views with great concern and disquiet over the recent statements reportedly made by the Sabah Attorney-General that the Sabah Land Ordinance (SLO) that came into force in 1930 does not allow for the creation of fresh Native Customary Rights (NCR) to land in Sabah. According to the Sabah Attorney-General, there is no provision in the SLO for natives to go into occupation of land after 1930 and claiming NCR on it, which clearly contradicts the position that NCR to land is a fundamental right of indigenous communities guaranteed under our Federal Constitution.

Borneo Heralders beware og JPJ new traffic summon charges for 2012 !!


Price quoted below are nett without further discount...

Exceeding 1 - 20km/h = $130 + 4 Demerit Points.
Exceeding 21 - 30km/h = $150 + 6 Demerit Points.
Exceeding 31 - 40km/h = $180 + 8 Demerit Points.
Exceeding 41 - 50km/h = $200 + 12 Demerit Points + Court.
Exceeding 51 - 60km/h = $200 + 18 Demerit Points + Court.
Exceeding 61km/h = $200 + 24 Demerit Points + Court.

Orang Asal Tambanuo jawab Peguam Besar Negeri Sabah fasal NCR

Oleh James Ait (pemimpin Tambanuo dalam STAR)
Seribu enam ratus lima puluh tahun setelah Allah selesai menciptakan dunia ini, Allah telah mendapati bahawa kehidupan manusia pada waktu itu penuh dengan kejahatan. Allah mengambil keputusan untuk menenggalamkan dunia ini dengan banjir besar. Catatan daripapda masyarakat di Timur Tengah, yang tinggal hanyalah keluarga nabi Noh. Cerita yang diwariskan secara turun temurun oleh masyarakat Orang Asal (Tambanuo) di Sabah, yang tinggal hanyalah sepasang suami isteri yang baru kahwin yang hanya dikenali sebagai Laduon (nenek) dan Lakion (datuk). Sepasang suami isteri itulah yang memulakan suatu masyarakat baru Tambanuo selepas banjir besar yang lebih dikenali oleh masyarakat Tambanuo sebagai “losob”.

FELDA to return 306,000 acres of land to the State

By Kong Hong Ming, (PKR leader)
Kong – FELDA, another bad deal for Sabah
Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA) should return 306,000 acres of land to the State of Sabah because FELDA had breach its promise and reneged from its obligations to develop the land given to FELDA intended to serve the interest of the people of Sabah.

At the same time, Sabah BN State Government should be held responsible for its failure to protect the interest of the State and its people in the land settlement schemes undertaken by FELDA.

DAP, PKR, PBRS leaders join STAR at Interior launch attended by more than 2,000 people

By Ezra Haganez
State Reform Party (STAR) Logo
KENINGAU: Over 2,000 enthusiastic crowd turned up at the joint launching of three divisions of State Reform Party (STAR) Sabah chapter at a food court hall near here yesterday.

The three STAR divisions are Keningau, Tenom and Pensiangan. Its chairman here, Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan, launched them in front of an enthusiastic crowd which often disrupted speeches by the party leaders

Jeffrey: What type of RCI approved by cabinet?

An RCI for Sabah should be done and completed
before the coming general election as many
'foreign' voters in Sabah are already on
the electoral roll.
By Luke Rintod of FMT
KOTA KINABALU: The much anticipated federal government’s green light for a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on how Filipino and Indonesian illegal immigrants gained Malaysian documents in Sabah has been met with suspicion by the State Reform Party (Star).

Star state chapter chairman Jeffrey Kitingan, who has been demanding an investigation for years, said though Sabahans welcomed the setting up of the RCI, the government must ensure its sincerity and integrity are reflected in the RCI.

He said he would like the federal leaders to consider a few points that are vital to safeguarding the country’s and the RCI’s own integrity.

Gaji minimum pekerja swasta: Kabinet umum Mac

KUALA LUMPUR – Isu gaji minimum untuk lima juta pekerja swasta tempatan dan pekerja asing akan ke Kabinet pada Mac nanti.

Menteri Sumber Manusia, Datuk Seri Dr S Subramaniam berkata, perkara ini akan dibawa ke Kabinet dalam beberapa minggu dan keputusannya akan dimaklumkan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Be sincere on RCI or loses integrity some more, says Dr Jeffrey

Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan
Chairman, STAR Sabah
By Ezra Haganez
KOTA KINABALU: The anticipated Federal Government's agreement to finally set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on the unabated influx of Filipino and Indonesian illegal immigrants and dubious Malaysian documents issued to them in Sabah is met with some skeptical in State Reform Party (STAR).

STAR state chapter chairman, Dr Jeffrey Kitingan, who had been flogging this issue for years, said though Sabahans welcome the setting up of RCI, the government must ensure its sincerity and integrity are reflected in the RCI.

Pelancaran Parti Reformasi Negeri (STAR)

Oleh Raymond Tombung
KENINGAU: Pelancaran Parti Reformasi Negeri (STAR) untuk kawasan parlimen Keningau akan di adakan esok (11 Februari) di sini.

Pengerusi Penganjur pelancaran itu, Dr. Nicholas Guntobon, memaklumkan bahawa tempat pelancaran itu adalah di Restoran Pelancongan, di Jalan Keningau-Tenom, lebih kurang dua kilometer dari pekan Keningau. “Kita akan mulakan pada jam 1.30 petang,” katanya. “Dan kami menjemput semua penyokong dan sesiapa juga yang berminat mendengar rasional kenapa kita harus berada dalam STAR seperti yang akan dihuraikan oleh Pengerusi STAR, Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, dalam ucapan beliau.”

Pelancaran di Keningau tersebut adalah yang keempat bagi kawasan-kawasan parliament selepas Kota Marudu, Pitas, dan Kota Belud. Guntobon menjangka satu kehadiran yang lebih ramai dari biasa memandangkan Keningau adalah tempat asal Dr. Jeffrey. “Saya tidak hairan jika jumlah yang hadir akan lebih dari 4,000 orang yang telah membanjiri bangunan Hongkod bagi pelancaran parti peringkat negeri bulan lalu,” katanya.

Launching of STAR Keningau tomorrow (Saturday Feb 11, 2012)

By Raymond Tombung
KENINGAU: The launching of the State Reform Party (STAR) for the Keningau parliamentary constituency is to be held here, tomorrow.

Organising Chairman for the event, Dr. Nicholas Guntobon, announced that the venue for the event will be at the Restoran Pelancongan, located by the Keningau-Tenom road about two kilometres from Keningau town. “We will kick off at about 1.30 p.m.,” he said. “And we invite all supporters and those wishing to hear the rationales for choosing STAR which will be elaborated by our Chairman, Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan in his speech.”

The Keningau launch is the fourth in the series for district launches, after the Kota Marudu, Pitas, and Kota Belud. Guntobon expects an especially large crowd considering the constituency is the home ground of Jeffrey. “I wouldn’t be surprised if the attendance will be higher than the 4,000 crowd at the party’s launch at Hongkod lKoisaan last month,” he said.

NFCorp Says Right To Use Rm250m Loan


VISIT....Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission officers make a visit to the National Feedlot Corporation (NFCorp) headquarters in Kuala Lumpur December 23 2011.

THE NATIONAL Feedlot Corporation (NFCorp) said today it has the right to use the government’s RM250 million soft loan as it sees fit, based on its 2007 agreement with Putrajaya to turn Gemas into Malaysia’s Beef Valley.

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