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Mantan MP Pensiangan Datuk Taimin tawar diri calon BEBAS-UMNO Cabar PBRS Parlimen Pensiangan

Oleh: Ambrose M Matthew
NABAWAN: Bekas Ahli Parlimen Pensiangan Datuk Taimin Lumaing (gambar), bingkas bangun menawarkan diri untuk bertanding atas tiket bebas-Umno pada pilihanraya umum kali ke-13 (PRU-13) untuk membuktikan sama ada UMNO Pensiangan mempunyai sokongan pengundi dikawasan itu sebagai mencabar dakwaan PBRS.

Beliau berkata, sekiranya pemimpin PBRS terutamanya Ketua Pergerakan Pemudanya Kahirin Bador terlalu yakin dengan dakwaannya bahawa UMNO Pensiangan akan kalah disitu jika diberi peluang untuk bertanding disalah satu daripada tiga kerusi Pensiangan beliau (Taimin) kini sudah bersedia untuk menyahut cabaran itu.

STAR Menjemput Hadir Rumah Terbuka Merdeka Raya

“STAR Sabah mengambil kesempatan ini untu kmenjemput semua warga Malaysia yang bermastautin di Sabah untuk sama-sama menghadiri Majlis Rumah Terbuka Merdeka Raya di Restoran Pelancongan Pedalaman, Jalan Keningau-Tenom, Keningau, pada 31hb.Ogos 2012 bermula jam 12 tengahari” dalam pesanan oleh En.Azmi @ Egang Linitok, Pengerusi Penganjur merangkap ketua Jawatankuasa Khas Bumiputra Islam STAR Sabah di Keningau.

Majlis Rumah Terbuka Merdeka Raya adalah sempena Hari Raya AidilFitri dan Memperingati Hari Merdeka Sabah Ke-49.

STAR Sabah berharap rakyat Sabah dapat mengambil peluang ini untuk mengeratkan perhubungan di antara kaum dan pelbagai etnik di Sabah sebagai suatu keluarga yang besar dengan SATU IDENTITI sebagai warga Sabah dan SATU PERJUANGAN untuk menuntut pemulihan hak Sabah sebagai sebuah Negara yang berautonomi dan sama-taraf.


State Government Failed Founding Fathers on Sabah Independence: STAR

“The State Government has failed Sabah’s founding fathers in failing to commemorate the 49th anniversary of Sabah Independence on 31 August” said Melvin Jaikul Datuk Imbayan, STAR Keningau Division Vice-Chief while overseeing the preparations for the 49th commemoration by STAR Sabah to be held in Keningau on 31st.

Efforts of Founding Fathers on Independence Not Acknowledged

Sabah’s history and independence cannot and should not be denied by the current State government.  Why should the independence of Sabah on 31 August 1963 be relegated to the annals of history and covered up?  

Najib visiting Sabah… again

Political analysts in Sabah are of the opinion that
Najib Tun Razak's meeting with Sabah Umno in
Sandakan this weekend could be tense.
By Calvin Kabaron
KOTA KINABALU: Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak is set to fly into Sabah for a two-day visit on Saturday (Sept 1) a day after Merdeka Day, which has raised a storm here over the federal government’s insistence that the nation is celebrating its 55th birthday.

It’s Najib’s fourth visit to Sabah this year and comes six weeks after his last visit to Keningau on June 16. All have so far been carefully staged affairs to give the impression that he is popular in the state.

Though there is no official statement about his itinerary here, signboards welcoming him and wife Rosmah Mansor, are already up in Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan and in Kota Belud, the birth place of Sabah Umno.

Musa remains our leader, says Umno man

By Luke Rintod of FMT
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Umno has brushed off claims of a shake-up in the party and that its strongman Musa Aman could well be on the way out ahead of the crucial general election.

Senior Sabah Umno leader, Masidi Manjun, quickly dismissed the news report in FMT as mere rumour, claiming even Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak was impressed by Musa’s performance, both as Umno head and chief minister.

Janji Demokrasi

KOTA KINABALU: Bersih Sabah turut sokong perhimpunan ‘Janji Demokrasi’

Bersih Sabah menyokong penuh perhimpunan ‘Janji Demokrasi’ yang bakal berlangsung pada ambang Hari Merdeka di Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur. Himpunan ini sebenarnya adalah bertujuan untuk meraikan semangat kemerdekaan dan mengingatkan kerajaan sekali lagi tentang lapan tuntutan Bersih yang harus ditunaikan bagi menambahbaik sistem pilihanraya yang sedia ada.

Tun: Pembangkang memerintah selepas PRU-13, bahaya?

Ketua Penerangan Parti Kesejahteraan Insan Tanah
Air (Kita) Sabah Mutang Dawat @ Sylvester
Oleh: Ambrose M Matthew
TENOM: Ketua Penerangan Parti Kesejahteraan Insan Tanah Air (Kita) Sabah Mutang Dawat @ Sylvester (gambar), membidas kenyataan bekas Perdana Menteri Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad baru baru ini yang menyatakan bahawa jika berlaku perubahan tampuk kerajaan selepas pilihanraya umum kali ke-13 (PRU-13) kepada pembangkang amat bahaya kerana banyak perkara buruk akan berlaku.

Beliau berkata, selagi pemerintahan negara ini yang mengamalkan sistem demokrasi, rakyat berhak menentukan siapa yang bakal meneraju negara dan tiada siapa boleh menghalang kemahuan mereka termasuk Najib dan Mahathir.

STAR to Commemorate 49th Anniversary of Sabah Independence

“Sabah will mark and commemorate the 49th anniversary of Sabah Independence on 31 August 2012 with a convoy of vehicles from Tambunan starting at 7.30 am. to Keningau town where a parade will be held at the Town Padang commencing 8.30 am.  The commemoration will end with a Luncheon cum Hari Raya Open House at the Restoran Pelancongan Pedalaman, Keningau at 12.00 noon” announced Dr. Nicholas James Guntobon, Organizing Chairman of the events in a press statement released today.

Pemuda Umno Keningau Guna Sentimen 20 Perkara Raih Simpati Pengundi, Star

Oleh: Mail Mathew
TENOM: Ketua Pergerakan Pemuda Parti Star Sabah Hasmin Azroy Abdullah (gambar), menyifatkan tindakan Ketua Pergerakan Pemuda Umno Keningau Azman Haji Ruslan baru baru ini yang membangkitkan semula isu 20 Perkara sekadar meraih perhatian pucuk pimpinan Umno agar beliau dicalunkan pada pilihanraya umum kali ke-13 (PRU-13) akan datang ini.

Beliau berkata, tidak mungkin Azman tidak memahaminya sedangkan ramai pemimpin utama Barisan Nasional (BN) sudah menyatakan bahawa 20 Perkara mempunyai justifikasinya namun beliau sengaja membangkitkannya lagi dalam usahanya menjadi “hero” untuk melawan arus.


By Anonymous
If there is anything to commemorate it is the short 16 bitter sweet days of real freedom.

Sabah since 1761 (when Dalrymple got it as trading post from the Brunei Sultanate) has basically been traded like a piece of real estate by Brunei, the Dutch, Spanish, USA, Austrians, Britain and then Malaya. (The latest trade off were the 2 blocks of offshore oilfields for Brunei dropping its claim on Limbang).

If we were to take 1865 (leased by the USA) as the starting point of the foreign colonization of North Borneo/Sabah, the poor country is still a colony after nearly 150 years!

STAR: Not False Hopes if 20-Points Enforced or Complied With

STAR's Sabah Chairman, Dr Jeffrey Kitingan
“The reason advanced by Keningau Umno Youth regarding the struggle for the 20-Points is creating “false hopes” for the people especially the bumiputra communities in Sabah clearly reinforce STAR Sabah’s stand that outside parties like Umno cannot best defend Sabah’s rights” said Dr. Nicholas James Guntobon, Deputy Chairman of STAR Sabah and chief of the Interior Zone in response to the statement by Keningau Youth Chief in the papers yesterday.

Sabah Founding Forefathers Visionary

17 Afghans beheaded by muslim Taliban for dancing

By HEIDI VOGT and MIRWAIS KHAN of Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Insurgents beheaded 17 civilians in a Taliban-controlled area of southern Afghanistan, apparently because they attended a dance party that flouted the extreme brand of Islam embraced by the militants, officials said Monday.

The killings, in a district where U.S. Marines have battled the Taliban for years, were a reminder of how much power the insurgent group still wields in the south — particularly as international forces draw down and hand areas over to Afghan forces.

Something to lean from socialist Venezuela

Susan Spronk and Jeffery R. Webber (SS and JRW): Can you tell us about your political history?

Susan Spronk and Roland Denis.
Roland Denis (RD): My story starts in the mid-1970s. By chance I happened to be in Nicaragua at the end of the 1970s during the Sandinista Revolution. I learned a lot of different things there. From there I began to identify with the cause of the poor. When I returned to Venezuela at the beginning of the 1980s, I started to become active on the left; the situation was radicalizing quickly and there was a lot of violence [due to political persecution of the left]. I was a survivor, but many compañeros lost their lives in the struggle. That guy over there [pointing to one of his friends of about the same age], for example, is also a survivor; he was a leader in the student movement in Mérida.

African Roulette

The ambassador of a small African nation chanced to visit Russia, and was entertained by his opposite number, the Russian ambassador. For three days, the African ambassador was wined, dined, and generally treated to the best hospitality that Russia had to offer.

On the final day of his visit, the Russian ambassador said, "As your stay is coming to an end, it is time for you to play our traditional game, Russian roulette. One of the six chambers of this gun is loaded. You spin the cylinder, point the gun at your head, and pull the trigger."

Papan tanda besar Sabah Merdeka 49 disimbah cat hitam

KOTA KINABALU, 27 Ogos 2012: Parti Maju Sabah (SAPP) telah membuat laporan polis terhadap perbuatan pihak tidak bertanggungjawab yang menyimbah cat hitam terhadap papan tanda besar Sabah Merdeka 49 di Luyang di sini.

Laporan itu telah dibuat di Ibu Pejabat Polis Derah Kota Kinabalu di Karamunsing disini petang hari ini.

Setiausaha Penganjur majlis sambutan memperingati hari kemerdekaan peringkat Negeri, Francis Mojikon telah memfailkan laporan itu.

Sabah billboard Merdeka 49 splashed with black paint

KOTA KINABALU, August 27, 2012: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) has lodged a police report against the unscrupulous act of splashing black paint on the billboard on ‘Sabah Independence 49 years’ in Luyang here.

The report was made at the police headquarters in Kota Kinabalu districts Karamunsing here this afternoon.

Francis Mojikon, who is the organising Secretary of the Sabah Independence Day Celebration has filed the report.

STAR: Stop Imposing and Fooling Sabah, Sarawak

"Stop misleading the people", says Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan regarding
the Independance Day and History of Sabah and Sarawak during the
launching of Star Kundasang Zon Tengah in Kg. Pinampadan, Kundasang
“Malaya (in the name of the Federal Government) should stop imposing its will on the people of Sabah and Sarawak and fooling them to celebrate Malayan independence 55 years ago and calling it Malaysian independence” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, Chairman of STAR Sabah in his launching speech at the launching of Star Kundasang Zon Tengah in Pinampadan, Kundasang on Saturday.

“How could these leaders continue to twist history to suit their political interests without consideration of our feelings and the truth?”

Lagi sokongan untuk PBS bertanding MP Tenom


Saudara Pengarang,

Saya menyokong penuh kenyataan Adun Melalap Datuk Radin Malleh supaya pucuk pimpinan BN menimbang untuk memberi peluang kepada PBS untuk mewakili BN untuk bertanding di kerusi Parlimen P.181 Tenom. Kini sudah menjadi pengetahuan umum bahawa Datuk Rubin Balang, Ketua Bahagian UMNO Tenom sedang mempersiapkan jentera pilihanraya untuk bertanding di kerusi Parlimen P.181 Tenom atas tiket BN. Dan adalah diuar-uarkan bahawa pucuk pimpinan UMNO telah bersetuju dengan pencalonan beliau. Beliau sekarang adalah ADUN N.36 Kemabong.

News reports on Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong a muslim is a sham !

Dear Borneo Herald team,

We refer to the abovementioned article which you have published on your blog page dated 22 June 2012.

As you may or may not be aware, this article was apparently first published by a blogger named Juslo in his blog page on 30 January 2008.   It has since been copied by many bloggers, communicated through forums on the internet as well as circulated irresponsibly  by many people via emails.  There are many people who are aware that it is a sham and some maybe not certain,  are today still circulating this malicious article bringing curiosity and damage of reputation to a prominent man who has since passed away. 

Neil Armstrong dies at 82

    Neil Armstrong (AP Photo/NASA)
    Associated Press/NASA - Neil Armstrong (AP Photo/NASA)

"A lot of people couldn't figure out Armstrong."

With those words Tom Wolfe introduced Neil Armstrong, the astronaut hero of his nonfiction masterpiece, "The Right Stuff." Armstrong, of course, was a masterpiece himself: the commander of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission and the first man ever to walk on the moon. Armstrong died Saturday from complications relating to heart surgery. He was 82.

All these decades, Armstrong, the lunar Adam, has represented a code his admirers knew better than to try to crack. Not that, early on, great literary minds—besotted by the baby-faced genius—didn't try.

Is Musa on his way out?

Rumours are rife that Najib Tun Razak will soon give
the nod for Musa Aman to be replaced by an interim CM.
KOTA KINABALU: Increasingly embattled Umno may be forced to do a rescue reshuffle of the party hierarchy in Sabah in the hope of retaining its political hold on the state.

Reliable party insiders here said the reshuffle would involve no less than the top posts in Sabah Umno and the state government – both currently held by Musa Aman.

Musa’s leadership is being openly challenged by his own colleagues.

Villagers cried foul over land

KOTA KINABALU: Instead of enjoying the wealth of toiling on the soil in Kampung Serudong Laut, Tawau, the villagers there are instead faced with a dilemma after discovering that they are not the owners of the land.

What saddens the villagers most was that the land they worked so hard on to eke out a meagre living are supposed to be theirs based on Native Customary Right (NCR).

They brought their plight to the attention of Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) Vice President cum Tawau Member of Parliament Datuk Chua Soon Bui who assured them of her assistance to get to the bottom of the matter.

So you think you know the voters

About 61 percent of Malays considered themselves Muslims first, with only 28 percent identifying themselves first as Malaysians. When asked whether they rely upon their religion when making major life decisions, 92 percent of Malays and 85 percent of Indians answered affirmatively, while only 37 percent of Chinese agreed.
Raja Petra Kamarudin
In October 2006, the United States Embassy in Kuala Lumpur sent the report below to Washington. This was, of course, six years ago and a year before the first Bersih rally of November 2007 and about 17 months before the 12th General Election in March 2008.

STAR: Golden Opportunity for Sabah/Sarawak to Demand New Oil Deal

Sabah STAR's chairman, Dr Jeffrey Kitingan
“The Sabah government should take this golden opportunity to demand and sign a new and better oil agreement with Petronas and the federal government” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, Chairman of STAR Sabah in response to the statement given by the Chief Minister that the State’s 5% petroleum royalty review issue is open for amicable discussions with the federal government.

“If the Chief Minister is truly a Sabahan at heart, this is the most opportune time to not only seek a review but to demand and negotiate a new deal for Sabah’s oil and gas resources for the benefit of Sabah and its future.  It cannot be denied that any increase in the oil revenue including the offer of 20% by Pakatan Rakyat is definitely for the benefit of Sabah and Sabahans” added Dr. Jeffrey.

Theold oil agreement is nearly 4 decades old and a new oil deal is certainly needed for the future of Sabah.   The so-called review will also test the sincerity of the federal government and the Sabah leaders as well as the extent of the federal-state relationship.

PKR cabang Tenom resah APS tidak ajak berbincang

Oleh: Ambrose M Matthew
Setiausaha Cabang PKR Tenom, Misery Raisimin kecewa
dengan para pemimpin Angkatan Perubahan Sabah (APS).
TENOM: Kempimpinan Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Cabang Tenom merasa kurang senang dengan kelibat pemimpin-pemimpin sayap PKR dibawah Angkatan Perubahan Sabah (APS) kawasan disini kerana dikatakan langsung tidak melibatkan cabang parti itu atau setidak-tidaknya dijemput untuk menyertai sebarang perbincangan yang melibatkan strategi parti.

Demikian diluahkan Setiausaha Cabang itu Misery Raisimin 52, (gambar), ketika memberitahu media dalam satu kenyataan disini sehari sebelum Hari Raya Aidil Fitri bermula.

QUIET FURY grips Sabah & S'wak over Putrajaya’s 55-years Merdeka claim

Written by  Joe Fernandez, Malaysia Chronicle
The insensitive ignoramuses have done it again! The buntings and billboards, shipped in from Putrajaya, brazenly proclaim 55 years of Merdeka throughout the length and breadth of Sabah and Sarawak. This is the Mother of All Bullshit in Sabah and Sarawak.
Whose Merdeka?

Obviously, it’s Merdeka for Peninsular Malaysia or Malaya which became independent of British colonial rule of a sort on 31 Aug, 1957. The revisionists are claiming that the British never really colonised Malaya – the land of the Orang Asal i.e. the Orang Asli -- which they in fact hacked away from the Thai kingdom, after two wars with Bangkok, to plant rubber and mine tin. But that’s another story.

That i.e. 1957 being the case, why flaunt it in Sabah and Sarawak and expect the long-suffering people there to share in the joy of the people of Malaya in being free of colonialism and imperialism?

For a good cause...

FOR GOOD CAUSE... Leaders of opposition State Reform Party (Star) Ranau yesterday went to the Ranau District Hospital and bleed for a good cause... to lift blood supply ahead of the celebration of Aidilfitri. Leading them was Ranau Star head, Jalibin Paidi, who also donated his blood for the third time. picture shows Jalibin getting ready to give his blood. He said 15 party leaders came forward and 11 were allowed to bleed and managed to collect 11 pints for the hospital's need. "We will be coming again to Ranau Hospital with another group for the same cause after this Hari Raya," said Jalibin.

How UMNO actually remained in power from 1971

By Voon Lee Shan

There is no reason why SUPP should still remain as a partner of the Barisan Nasional government when the Party itself could not protect its own interest and had no or very little bargaining power within the government itself. After SUPP formed the State government with Parti Bumiputra on Tuesday 7th July, 1970, their left wing then accused the leadership of selling out the Party, which caused their then Party Chairman during the 7th Delegate Conference held on December, 1970 to deny this and said that they joined the government as co-equals, but, how correct was this? We have witness that all these years SUPP’s influence in BN government, both at the State and Federal levels, had not only dwindled, but, also showed that the Party could no more advance and protect the interest of its own Party members and supporters.

Bersih Sabah stands firm on call to reject appointment of Herman Luping

Bersih Sabah spokesperson Andrew
Ambrose (also known as Atama)
KOTA KINABALU: Bersih Sabah stands firm on call to reject appointment of Herman Luping

Bersih Sabah is standing firmly on their recent call to reject the appointment of Tan Sri Herman Luping as one of the commisioners for the recently announced Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI).

In issuing a response to Tan Sri Bernard Dompok’s recent statement which suggested that Bersih Sabah are just trying to discredit the RCI, the members of the group would like to stress that the need for commissioners of integrity is paramount.

Fix it, don't just mumble on plans, says Star man

STAR Ranau chief, Jalibin Paidi
RANAU : Today's explanation by the Sabah Water Department Director Ag Mohd Tahir Talip on the water supply problem in four kampungs in Ranau which staged a demonstraion last weekend speaks volume of our doomed condition.

Don't just acknowledge the problem and cite every plans and pledge that could be imagined. Fix the problem fast, treat this no water supply as urgent matter and don't drag this for another election time just to make some more promises to the marginalised natives.

The water authorities together with leaders of the ruling party should go really down on the grounds to examine where the problem lies and carry out some immediate remedy with passion and some seriousness. Don't play with the people's life and sanity.

500 natives storm police station

Photo showing arrested native villagers is from
Sarawak Indigenous Community News website
KUCHING: Some 500 angry villagers with their children from Melikin and nearby longhouses in Serian and Simunjan stormed the Serian police station yesterday, demanding the release of five individuals who were detained on Sunday night for allegedly causing a fire.

The villagers learnt that the five – Sanjan Ambol, 58, Musit Ngawing, 52, Tuai Rumah Nyalu Tampa, 55, Samad Junna, 41, and Singa Unsit, 58, – were to be charged at the Serian district court. All five were villagers from Melikin, Danau Melikin and Ensebang Plaie.

The villagers first went to the Serian district office, but on hearing that they were still being detained at the Serian police station, they rushed there and demanded that the detainees be released immediately.

Najib fears backlash from Musa, Taib

Najib Tun Razak is worried that acting against
Musa Aman and Taib Mahmud will open a Pandora
box on Umno and BN's abuses.
By Calvin KabaronKOTA KINABALU: Any right-thinking Malaysians must now be asking why Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak is so reluctant to act against the chief ministers of Sabah and Sarawak, considering that both allegedly face overwhelming evidences of corruption and possible abuses of power.

Both Musa Aman of Sabah and the long-serving Taib Mahmud of Sarawak are reputedly the richest among 13 chief ministers in Malaysia, having reportedly stashed away billions and still actively accumulating wealth and properties both domestic and abroad.

Several Sabah leaders to join PAS

PAS and Beaufort MP Lajim Ukin are expected to announce
the defection of more Sabah leaders after Hari Raya.
KOTA KINABALU: PAS is preparing itself to receive several Sabah leaders into its fold after the Hari Raya celebrations.

Announcing the party’s preparation for a 5,000-strong gathering here on Sept 1, Sabah PAS Youth chief Lahirul Latigu said spiritual adviser and Kelantan Menteri Besar Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat will be receiving these leaders during the event.

“Tok Guru (Nik Aziz) will be announcing the names of several Sabah leaders who will be joining PAS. He will announce the names at a special gathering on Sept 1.

BN rep urges Musa govt to fulfil promises

Ranau has had a string of elected representatives
at state and federal levels over the past 40
years but clean water has remained elusive.
KOTA KINABALU: A Barisan Nasional MP from Sabah has joined the chorus of criticism against the state government led by Chief Minister Musa Aman for failing to provide piped water to scores of villages in the interior of the state.

Ranau MP Siringan Gubat said villagers in his constituency have been relying on dirty water for their domestic use.

Speaking after a protest last week by some 60-odd villagers, Gubat said: “The people are relying on the water supply from the state-owned agency Rural Development Corporation (KPD) which is only meant for farming. This water is not fit for human consumption.”


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Soalan-soalan Lazim Berkaitan Seksyen 114 (a) Akta Keterangan 2012

1. Apakah itu Seksyen 114 A?

Seksyen 114 A, “Andaian Fakta dalam Penerbitan”, merupakan pindaan terbaru terhadap Akta Keterangan 1950. Pindaan tersebut yang diluluskan Dewan Rakyat tanpa didebatkan terlebih dahulu pada 18 April 2012 dan melalui Dewan Negara pada 9 Mei 2012. Pindaan ini telah diwartakan dan mula berkuatkuasa mulai 31 Julai 2012.

Hindraf formalizes strategic partnershi​p with Sabah, S’wak activists

KUALA LUMPUR: Hindraf Makkal Sakthi, which prides itself on being a hydra-like ad hoc apolitical human rights movement straddling the divide in Peninsular Malaysia, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Kuala Lumpur on Tues 14 Aug, 2012 with veteran activists in Sabah and Sarawak. The MOU formalizes a long-running informal and ad hoc arrangement, a strategic partnership, uniquely spanning both sides of the South China Sea.

The MOU, being kept for the moment under wraps as a document, will take effect on Sept 16, the day Malaya, Singapore, Sabah and Sarawak ostensibly came together in 1963 as equal partners without referendum and without a genuine written Constitution to form the new Federation of Malaysia.

Sabah civil service: ‘Chief secretary is lying’

KOTA KINABALU: Chief secretary to the government Dr Ali Hamsa’s credibility has come under question following his latest statement that “almost” all federal departments and agencies in Sabah are headed by Sabahans.

Sabah STAR chairman Jeffrey Kitingan said in statement here that the announcement sounded very much like another unsubstantiated pre-election lie.

“It sounds like a lie, part of the [Barisan Nasional] strategy to placate Sabah voters.

Perkemaskan TOR sebelum RCI dilaksanakan, SAPP

Naib Ketua Pemuda SAPP, Rudy S. Mairi
Oleh: Ambrose M Matthew

TENOM: Pergerakan Pemuda Parti Maju Sabah (SAPP) meragui keberkesanan pelaksanaan RCI kerana TOR (Term of Reference) yang diumumkan Perdana Menteri Dato' Seri Najib Tun Razak beberapa hari lalu, tidak terdapat langkah seperti mencari siapakah dalang yang bertanggungjawab termasuk menghukum orang yang terlibat.

Naib Ketua Pergerakan itu Rudy Sulaiman Mairi (gambar) berkata, demikian ketika mengulas isi kandungan 8 perkara TOR sebagai syarat dan terma pelaksanaan RCI diSabah yang disifatkannya sebagai sekadar “window dressing” untuk mematahkan isu tersebut dari terus memuncak, katanya dalam satu kenyataan disini pada Isnin.

Remove Tan Sri Herman Luping from Royal Commission - BERSIH Sabah

KOTA KINABALU:Bersih Sabah calls on the government to 'kick out' Tan Sri Herman Luping out of the panel in the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) and the demands the re-drafting of the Terms of Reference (TOR) with immediate effect.

According to Bersih Sabah spokesperson Andrew Ambrose (also known as Atama), "While we welcome PM Najib's announcement, we believe that the government is not sincere with appointments of panel members of the highest integrity. We demand that Tan Sri Herman Luping be disqualified and immediately removed as a panel member due to his highly publicized corruption case in the 1980's during which he was accused with soliciting RM1million from timber tycoon Victor Wong Chet Sing on April 25th 1985. During this time he was the State Attorney General and a legal advisor of a political party. We find him simply not clean so appointment of a panel of low integrity is a face palm to the government."

Andrew stressed further that "Sabahans have been fooled for far too long by misleaders of low integrity. It's time that the government step up with real and impactful actions and solutions to solidify the promises they have made to the people in the name of justice & fairness for all. Sabahans should not settle for less in the Terms of Reference (TOR) of RCI and therefore must exercise their Constitution Rights to freedom of expression."

Najib finally announces terms and reference for RCI on illegal immigrants in Sabah

KOTA KINABALU, Aug 11 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in announcing the details and terms of reference on the setting up of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on Illegal Immigrants in Sabah here Saturday, said it would be given six months to complete its investigation on the influx of illegal immigrants in Sabah.

He said the six months period would begin from the date the instrument of appointments were issued to the RCI chairman and panel members and that the report would be submitted to Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Ranau staged peaceful demo on no water supply

By Ezra Haganez

RANAU : A group of 60 representatives from four kampungs in Ranau today staged a 15-minute sit-in peaceful demonstration near here in a protest of what they called the ruling party's "Janji Tak Ditepati" or "false promise" on providing water supply to them.

They claimed the kampung folks had been without supply of clean water for years and things got messier as the only iron water tank that used to store water from Mesilau river has rusted with knee's deep mud and rust inside it, having never been maintained or cleaned.

No life for Sabah parties in BN after Mahathir, says Star

"Mahathir should be charged in Court over his blog
posting “which is tantamount to an admission of
sedition and treason", says STAR's Sabah Deputy Chairman,
Daniel John Jambun
KOTA KINABALU: The State Reform Party (Star) has challenged local parties in Sabah to leave the Barisan Nasional (BN) in the wake of former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s widely-reported blog posting on Wednesday this week that “illegal immigrants who have stayed long in Sabah are entitled to citizenship especially when they can speak Bahasa Malaysia”.

He also called for the removal of illegal immigrants holding MyKads meant for citizens by operation of law from the electoral rolls.

Police urged to charge Mahathir with treason

Thirdly, Daniel urged the Police to interview Mahathir and charge him in Court over his blog posting “which is tantamount to an admission of sedition and treason”. He’s not in favour of the Federal Government recommending to the King that Mahathir be given any Royal Pardon by the backdoor.

An excellent speech by Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah in UK

Thank you for inviting me to speak with you. I am truly honoured. I have played some small role in the life of this nation, but having been on the wrong side of one or two political fights with the powers that be, I am not as close to the young people of this country as I would hope to be.

History, and the 8 o'clock news, are written by the victors. In recent years the government's monopoly of the media has been destroyed by the technology revolution.

You could say I was also a member of the UKEC. Well I was, except that belonged to the predecessor of the UKEC by more than fifty years, The Malayan Students Union of the UK and Eire. I led this organisation in 1958/59. I was then a student of Queen's University at Belfast, in a rather cooler climate than Kota Bharu's.

Citizenship for foreigners: Dr M’s reasoning flawed

KOTA KINABALU: A Sabah MP today lashed out at the Umno-led federal government for irresponsibly granting foreigners residing in Sabah citizenship merely because they can speak the language and had been in the state for a number of years.

Sepangar MP Eric Majimbun, who is Sabah Progressive Party deputy president, said the ruling coalition’s real agenda in granting citizenship to foreigners was to hang on to power using their votes of gratitude.

‘Amateurs doomed Sabah from the start’

KOTA KINABALU: Amateurs in Sabah’s political arena were the cause of the state losing its autonomous rights and privileges when it joined joined Singapore, Sarawak and Malaya to form Malaysia in 1963, local opposition politician Jeffrey Kitingan charged.

He said Sabahans are now paying the price due to poorly educated and inexperienced founding leaders having been selected to negotiate Sabah’s entry into the federation as a founding member.

Open letter to PM -as the first ever women Minister

As the first ever male Women’s Minister, can you please end gender discrimination at work place!

Dear Prime Minister,

This letter is to request you as the Prime Minister and the first ever male Women’s Minister (Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development) in the country to give a strong message to the employers and unions to stop all forms of discriminations against women at work place. While the country is moving towards a developed nation status, it is very distressing to have the women in Malaysia suffer due to discrimination laws and poor implementation.

“For a Society, Civil and Decent” – Interview with S. Ambiga by Penang Monthly

(Photo by Puah Sze Ning)
By Ooi Kee Beng

Courtesy of Penang Monthly , August 2012

Penang Monthly editor Ooi Kee Beng talks to Bersih icon Ambiga Sreenevasan between sessions at the inaugural Asean Coalition for Clean Governance conference on civil society and why she thinks “Malaysians are a great people”.
Ooi Kee Beng: Let’s discuss the recent rise of civil society activism in Malaysia. We had a half-year of rallies in mid-2007, starting with 600 people from the Malaysian Trades Union Congress demonstrating outside the Prime Minister’s office against government refusal to initiate minimum wage legislation.

Several union demonstrations were held in the following weeks. Soon after the country became 50 years old on August 31 that year, the big rallies really began. It started with the Malaysian Bar Council, of which you were the president then, organising the so-called Walk for Justice on September 26. About 2,000 people took part.

Great Truths in Malaysia - very witty

By Louis Belmonte

1. In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is the Malaysian Parliament.

2. If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.

3. Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Parliament. But then I repeat myself.

4. I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.

S’wak assemblyman quits BN

KUCHING: Controversial Meluan assemblyman Wong Judat has finally resigned from his party Sarawak Progressive Democratc Party (SPDP), a Barisan Nasional component party, after months of speculation.

He said yesterday he resigned because of Julau MP and Parti Rakyat Sarawak (another BN ally) vice-president Joseph Salang’s ‘stubborn’ insistence on defending his seat in the next parlaimentary polls.

But some political observers here are of the view that Salang is “not the real reason” behind Judat’s decision to quit SPDP.

GE 13: What would Jesus do?

PETALING JAYA: The relationship between the Churches and the federal government has been nothing short of tensed as numerous contentious issues have placed both at loggerheads.

Though unspoken, it is an open secret that the faithfuls of the various Christian denominations and their leaders are seething in silent anger.

The grapevine claims that while these shepherds appear to be apolitical in public for obvious reasons, they however whisperotherwise in the ears of their respective flocks behind closed doors.

It has always been said that apart from the devout Christians, the eyes and ears of the government are also present during services in certain Churches to keep track of the subversive elements there.

Malaysians of all races should protest…….

Well, in case you have not realised, Yang Berhormat, not only same-sex marriages, as you said, erode the family institution. Sex outside marriage does as well. And there are many more Malaysians bonking outside marriage than Malaysians entering same-sex marriages. So why aren’t you appealing to all Malaysians to ‘protest en masse’ regarding this? This is a bigger problem than same-sex marriages.


Raja Petra Kamarudin

(Bernama) - Malaysians of all races should protest en masse the practice of same sex marriages as they would erode the family institution, advised Minister in Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom.

Commenting on the recent wedding reception here of Malaysian gay Christian priest, Ngeo Boon Lin and his musical producer partner, Phineas Newborn III, who were married in New York last year, he said that even the Christians in the country prohibited such practices.

Greed: The Cause of Wealth Disparity Among Races

. Every morning as I walk down my street I see the same homeless Chinese man sleeping on asphalt. Just around the corner there’s a Malay guy lying on his back, oblivious to the office workers walking by the sidewalk that has become his makeshift bedroom since even before I moved downtown five years ago. I walk a little further and I see a dreadlocked Indian lady getting up at a bus stop to make her way elsewhere.

.Come evening time, as I am strolling back home through the neighboring vicinity, I see an Indian man driving a 2010 Jaguar XJ. A minute goes by and my neighbor, Mr Lee passes by me in his classic red Ferrari but only to pull up behind a Brabus that’s parked in front of a swanky Italian restaurant. Mr Lee had to wait for a big shot Malay broad to board the chauffeur-driven car before he could proceed to wherever the party is at.

Special Report: Petronas chafes at its role as Malaysia's piggy bank

(Reuters) - State-owned oil company Petronas is tired of being Malaysia's cash trough. Its growing pique at the government flared into public view here in early June at the World Gas Conference.

Chief executive Shamsul Azhar Abbas took to the stage and declared that the government's policy of subsidizing fuel was plain wrong. A murmur ran through the crowd - his boss, Prime Minister Najib Razak, was sitting in the front row.

Moments later, Najib went to the podium himself to remind everybody that the subsidies - for which Petronas foots the bill - have "social-economic objectives."

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