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7 fingernail problems not to ignore

Spoon nails
Spoon nails (koilonychia) are soft nails that look scooped out. The depression usually is large enough to hold a drop of liquid. Often, spoon nails are a sign of iron deficiency anemia or a liver condition known as hemochromatosis, in which your body absorbs too much iron from the food you eat. Spoon nails can also be associated with heart disease and hypothyroidism.

Terry's nails
With the condition known as Terry's nails, the tip of each nail has a dark band. Sometimes this can be attributed to aging. In other cases, it can be a sign of a serious underlying condition, such as liver disease, congestive heart failure or diabetes.

No major budget cheer for Sabah, Sarawak

Waiting for vital direct-benefit goodies,Sabahans
and Sarawakians were again left behind in Prime
Minister Najib Tun Razak's budget 2013.
KOTA KINABALU: Instead of lifting the crippling 1980 cabotage policy, Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak today announced a price uniformity scheme to neutralise costs differences between consumer products in West and East Malaysia.
The catch however is that the scheme is only applicable in Kedai Rakyat 1Malaysia (KR1M) stores in Sabah, Sarawak  and Labuan.
Najib said 57 more stores will be set up throughout Sabah and Sarawak.
Sabah is the second largest state covering 73,997 sq km while Sarawak is sprawling comprising  124,450 km2.

Battle for Tambunan: Pairin unshakable?

Despite views that Joseph Pairin Kitingan
failed as a leader, it is unlikely that
the Kadazandusun community will vote
against him in the 13th general election.
TAMBUNAN: Opposition parties and their candidates are lining up to have another go at toppling Deputy Chief Minister Joseph Pairin Kitingan from a seat that he has held for over a generation.
Others have tried and failed but the times are changing and the opposition is gaining momentum mostly because of the growing perceptions of corruption in high places and the slow pace of development in the resource-rich state.
Now a veteran of Sabah’s murky politics, Pairin, can expect to be challenged by candidates from State Reform Party (STAR) and PKR, to name two, in the Tambunan state constituency in the coming 13th general election.
The Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) president can also expect challenges from several independents for the state seat which he has held for well over three decades since 1976 when he won the seat for Berjaya.
The septuagenarian politician who many say has become irrelevant in the Umno-led Barisan Nasional state government recently announced that he intended to defend his state and (Keningau) parliamentary seats, one more time.

Slighted by Anwar, SAPP out in the cold

By Luke Rintod of FMT
KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) appears to have parted ways with Pakatan Rakyat after initially showing signs of building ties with the peninsula-based opposition coalition.

The fallout stems from PKR supremo Anwar Ibrahim informing SAPP president Yong Teck Lee that Pakatan was now bringing in Lajim Ukin and Wilfred Bumburing as his new trusted warlords in Sabah.

That decision was made known last month in a meeting room at a hotel here when Anwar met Yong and Jeffrey Kitingan, the Sabah chapter chairman of Sarawak-based State Reform Party (STAR).

Thousands gather to protest native boy’s death

The drug syabu, widely available in Lawas,
according to Sarawak PKR, has taken the
life of a 19-year-old native.
LAWAS: Several thousands of people arrived from all over Lawas, Limbang and Sabah yesterday to protest the murder of 19-year-old Edwin Singa Pelipus from the Lun Bawang community in Long Lopeng and called for justice to be done.

Edwin was found murdered last Friday evening.

According to the organisers of the protest, two other alleged cases of physical violence and stabbings – both resulted in grievous bodily harm and disability – have occurred in Lawas, from as far back as 2005.

All these incidences were allegedly linked to the syabu drug. Syabu is also known as methamphetamine.

Square Testicles

This is a joke that is supposed to bring you luck.
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An elderly woman walked into the Royal Bank of Scotland one morning with a purse full of money. She wanted to open a savings account and insisted on talking to the president of the Bank because, she said, she had a lot of money.

After many lengthy discussions (after all, the client is always right) an employee took the elderly woman to the president's office.

Six Sabahans file suit against Petronas and Sabah Government

The six Sabahan with their lawyer who have filed a suit
against Petronas and the state government
By Ezra Haganez
KOTA KINABALU : Six Sabahans, including leaders from Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) and PAS, have filed a suit against Petronas and the Sabah state government at the High Court here, seeking to declare the 1976 agreement between Petronas and Sabah state government null and void.

The group of six, calling themselves Royalty for Sabah, are Zainal Ajamain, Michael Peter Givind, PAS leaders Lahirul Latigu, Mohd Julpikar Ab Mijan, and SAPP's Dullie Mari and Joseph Wilfred Lakai.

Taib: The man who would be king

By Mariam Mokhtar
Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmud is in effect, already king. To his right, sits his “arm-candy” wife. All that is missing from the royal portrait are the jewelled crown, the ermine robes, the coat of arms, sceptre and orb.

Spread before the wannabe king and his consort, is his kingdom – Sarawak – which is both blessed and cursed with an abundance of natural resources; blessed because it has the means to benefit the Sarawak people; cursed because the riches serve to benefit only one man – Taib.

Of illegally crossing borders and the Malaysian border !

Recently our friend Daniel John Jambun forwarded what we believe originated from an observation by creative alert Malaysian. Here it is for our readers' grading :
  • If You Cross The North Korean Border Illegally You get 12 years Hard Labour.
  • If You Cross The Iranian Border Illegally You Are Detained Indefinitely.
  • If You Cross The Afghan Border Illegally You Get Shot.
  • If You Cross The Saudi Arabian Border Illegally You Will Be Jailed.
  • If You Cross The Chinese Border Illegally You May Never Be Heard Again.
  • If You Cross The Venezuelan Border Illegally You Will Be Branded As a Spy And Your Fate Will Be Sealed.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is in the US ahead of his last speech to the UN as Iranian president Wednesday, and he's already living up to his reputation as a provocateur.

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gestures as he attends the
high level meeting on rule of law in the United Nations General
Assembly, at U.N. headquarters Monday, Sept. 24, 2012.
(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad takes his final bow at the United Nations this week, and he’s likely to go out more like a lion than a lamb.

The global provocateur may be winding up his second and final term as president in dispute with Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and held in low esteem by the Iranian public as Iran’s economy falters under tough international sanctions.

But if his first comments after landing in New York for this week’s UN General Assembly are any indication, Mr. Ahmadinejad can be expected to outrage again when he speaks Wednesday from the UN podium.

‘I will contest’ Pairin walking a tightrope

Joseph Pairin Kitingan, 72, while wanting to scale
back on his politics, is not prepared to risk his
party, PBS, losing in the 13th general election.
KOTA KINABALU: In the interior towns in the state, Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) and its septuagenarian leader, Joseph Pairin Kitingan, are greeted with either scorn or grudging respect, depending on who you talk to.

Ask Joseph, a youth in Tambunan who declined to give his full name, and he is unequivocal in his answer about the failings of the “huguan siou” or paramount chief of the Kadazandusun community.
“What has he done since becoming deputy chief minister?” he asks as he decries the politics of the ruling Umno-led Barisan Nasional coalition to which Pairin hitched his party some 20 years ago.

600 Nepalis strike in Malaysia

Demand better food, accommodation KATHMANDU, Sept 23: About 600 Nepali workers have staged a protest against a Malaysian employer firm demanding quality food and better accommodation. The action has brought the company´s operations to a standstill for the last three days.

The agitating workers at Maxter Glove Manufacturing Company based in Perak of Kelang Neru near Kuala Lumpur, were recruited through a Nepali manpower agency named Lucky Human Resource Solution.

SAPP stands by its Sabah IC plan

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) has justified its plan to issue ‘Sabah identity cards’ to bona fide Malaysians in Sabah as the only solution to overcome the illegal distribution of national identity cards to foreigners.

The opposition has insisted there is an urgent need to differentiate Sabahans from the dubious document holders who are on the electoral rolls as voters and have managed to sway past elections in favour of the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition.

Pairin may not defend Keningau seat

By Luke Rintod of FMT
Indications within PBS are that its
president Joseph Pairin Kitingan
is ready to retire but is being
held back by worried party leaders.
TAMBUNAN : It is almost certain now that Sabah’s longest- serving assemblyman and Deputy Chief Minister, Joseph Pairin Kitingan, will not be defending his parliamentary and state seats in the coming 13th general election.

Although Pairin, who is president of Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS), has in the past said that he was prepared to defend both his Keningau parliamentary and Tambunan state seats, signals from within his PBS indicate otherwise.

Pairin, 72, has been the Tambunan state assemblyman since 1976 when he first won the seat for Berjaya at the age 36. Ten years later in 1986, he started winning the Keningau parliamentary seat.

Pemimpin Pakatan mohon ampun pada rakyat Sabah

By Luke Rintod of FMT
Presiden PAS memohon ampun bagi pihak pemimpin
Semenanjung hingga menyebabkan rakyat Sabah
menderita hidup dalam kemiskinan.
TUARAN: Dalam apa yang disifatkan sebagai jujur dan tidak dijangka, Presiden PAS, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang memohon ampun dan maaf kepada rakyat Sabah atas segala perangai buruk para pemimpin dari Semenanjung selama 49 tahun sehingga rakyat Sabah kini menderita miskin walaupun negeri mereka sangat kaya.

Pemimpin ulung PAS itu dalam nada suara yang tersekat, berkata demikian ketika berucap pada sambutan memperingati ulangtahun
penubuhan Malaysia kali ke-49 di sebuah restoran di Tuaran pada malam Ahad.

Sabah BN confident of retaining Kota Belud seats

The State BN says judging from the progress the party
has brought and the sentiments of the people, it can
keep all three and one parliamentary seats.
By Luke Rintod of FMT
KOTA BELUD: Sabah Barisan Nasional (BN) is confident of retaining all four seats in the Kota Belud area in the coming general election.

The four seats are the three state constituencies of Tempasuk, Usukan and Kadamaian, and the sole parliamentary seat of Kota Belud. They are currently held by Sabah Umno and its strongest ally Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS).

Chief Minister Musa Aman, who was here for the BN Hari Raya open house celebration on Saturday, said he was happy to see the show of support here led by state Umno deputy chief, Salleh Said Keruak, who is also Umno divisional head for Kota Belud.

September 16th Is Historic But A “Black Day” For Sabah/Sarawak: STAR

“September 16th could have been more than a historic day for Malaysia had the Malaysia Agreement, 1963, the promises, assurances and undertakings by the senior partner to the Federation had been fulfilled but, alas, this was not the case, thus making September 16th as a Black Day for Sabah and Sarawak” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, Chairman of STAR Sabah in response to the various comments on Malaysia Day.

Sabah’s founding fathers of Malaysia had great hopes of and expectations for Malaysia.  They were even prepared to sacrifice Sabah’s new found independence in favour of a new federation in the hope that this partnership would bring far more (than) benefits, in terms of security, economic prosperity and development without compromising too much of their rights as a sovereign nation.

Drop the charges, PSM tells Gani

PSM questions the AG's rationale in pursuing criminal
charges against residents of Green Cow in
Cameron Highlands over a civil matter
PETALING JAYA: Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) wants Attorney General Abdul Gani Patail to drop criminal charges against residents of Green Cow, a farming area, in Cameron Highlands.

PSM Cameron Highlands secretary general B Suresh Kumar and four residents – S Nagarajan, S Thanabalan, S Marappan and S Ravindran were charged for wrongful restrain of a developer.

Suresh, Nagarajan and Thanabalan were charged under section 341 of the Penal Code in June last year for stopping Ng Yeet Ng from clearing their farms for development.

The full report by Bruno Manser Fund on Taib family's RM45 billion fortune

Taib family’s illicit assets estimated at over 20 billion US dollars

Bruno Manser Fund has released new report on the business interests and the personal wealth of Sarawak Chief Minister, Taib Mahmud, and his family members

(BRUSSELS, BELGIUM) A new report released by the Bruno Manser Fund puts the illicit assets of Taib Mahmud (“Taib”), the long-term Chief Minister of the Malaysian state of Sarawak, at over 20 billion US dollars. Taib Mahmud himself, the “godfather” of the Taib family business empire, has been rated at USD 15 billion, making him Malaysia’s richest man. The report entitled “The Taib Timber Mafia. Facts and Figures on Politically Exposed Persons from Sarawak, Malaysia” was released in Brussels on the occasion of a visit of the Malaysian Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Bernard Dompok, to the European Commission.

Suaram lodges police report against minister

  • Kow Gah Chie
  • 12:34PM Sep 20, 2012
The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob has been accused of interfering with the investigation and prosecution of the business arm of human rights watchdog Suaram.

In a police report lodged today, Suaram coordinator R Thevarajan said Ismail had claimed that those behind Suara Inisiatif Sdn Bhd will be charged even though the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) were still carrying out investigation.

Penduduk Green Cow, Cameron Highland Akan Turun Ke Putrajaya - Memorandum Kepada Peguam Negara!

Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) bersama penduduk Green Cow akan hadir ke Jabatan Peguam Negara untuk menyerahkan memorandum kepada Peguam Negara - menuntut pengguguran 2 kes keatas penduduk Green Cow seperti berikut kerana ianya tidak berasas dan memperlihatkan niat jahat pihak polis dengan Pemaju terhadap penduduk Green Cow dalam niat mereka mendirikan satu pusat membeli belah.

“Scorpene Never Dies” Candle Light Vigil 25 Sept Support SUARAM

We, a group of youths who have been participating in the Malaysian democratic movement for the past 10 years, are outraged by the government’s persecution of Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), the best known human rights organization in the country that is always at the front line to defend the people’s fundamental rights.

The malicious allegations against SUARAM clearly are baseless and hold no water. The Minister of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism, Ismail Sabri Yaakob had abused his power to discredit SUARAM while the investigation was still in progress. It indeed is a trial of SUARAM by the media without going through a proper legal process and an infringement of the freedom of association.

Anti-Islam film: This Muslim leader talks sense

  • By Musa Mohd Nordin
The violent consequences of past artistic, literary and cultural aggressions against the sanctity of Islam and the prophet seem not to have taught us any lesson. 
The abomination against theism continues unabated. Claiming to be works of literature or the arts, the perpetrators have guised behind the cloak of freedom of speech.

The notoriety against Islam has been littered with the likes of Salman Rushdie's despicable Satanic Verses, through to the ugly Danish cartoons and the latest "film", which has maliciously maligned Prophet Muhammad. 

Langkah melantik pemandu pelancong asing bekerja di Sabah satu penghinaan, parti KITA

Oleh: Mail Mathew
Mutang (kiri), Dato' Zaid Ibrahim Presiden Parti Kita (tengah)
bersama Setiausaha Perhubungan Parti Kita Sabah Alias
Benjamin semasa lawatan mereka ke kediaman Presiden.
TENOM: Langkah Kementerian Pelancongan Persekutuan (KPP) membenarkan pemandu pelancong asing dari Korea bekerja dinegara ini khususnya diSabah walaupun dalam keadaan terpaksa untuk memenuhi keperluan tersebut tetapi tindakan itu bukanlah sesuatu yang sebijak bijaknya dalam mengatasi masalah kedatangan pelancong luar hanya kerana isu 'bahasa'.

Malahan KPP telah diwujudkan begitu lama tetapi agak mengejutkan banyak pihak kerana isu 'bahasa' menjadi kekangan untuk melayani mereka mengakibatkan negara ini terpaksa tunduk kepada kemahuan mereka supaya melantik pekerja asing untuk tujuan itu.

Groundbreaking study details Taib's US$21bil empire

Groundbreaking study details Taib's US$21bil empire

A ground-breaking report released by Swiss-based NGO Bruno Manser Fund (BMF) estimated the assets of Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud's family at US$21 billion (RM64 billion).

The wealth of Taib himself has been put at a whopping US$15 billion (RM46 billion), making him Malaysia's richest man, outstripping tycoon Robert Kuok who has US$12.5 billion.

Rakyat Sabah Bersatu Memohon Pengembalian Hak Dan Pemulihan

“Sungguh bermakna bila melihat rakyat jelata Sabah berkumpul membanjiri Stadium Likas untuk ibadah khas memberkati Malaysia sempena sambutan Hari Malaysia ke-49”  kata Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan selepas menghadiri majlis tersebut pada 16 September 2012.

Fakta sejarah sudah cukup membuktikan kedudukan dan status Sabah sebelum, semasa dan selepas Perjanjian Malaysia dimeterai,  malangnya pemimpin-pemimpin BN, khususnya dari Kuala Lumpur terus menafikannya.

Reading the key to making do without the PTI

By Joe Fernandez
Reading is the key to Sabah making do without the PTI.

The Orang Asal -- Murut and Dusun including Kadazan or urban Dusun -- and the other Sabahans like the Bajau, Suluk and Indians/Chinese must take up the reading habit.

They must not go anywhere without a book in hand. One we acquire the reading habit, we will not start yawning and fall asleep the moment we open a book.

STAR: Kuching Declaration Better But Not Good Enough

“The Kuching Declaration is betterthan Umno/BarisanNasional (BN) stand and looks good on paper in various aspects.  On the other hand, in some aspects, it is not much different from Umno/BN especially in the treatment of the status of Sabah and Sarawak” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, in response to queries from the press on the Kuching Declaration signed by Pakatan Rakyat (PR) in Kuching on Malaysia Day 2012.

“Giving credit where it is due, the Kuching Declaration is the first step in the right direction for PR and it will add pressure on Umno/BN to follow suit.  It may augur well for the Borneo States if there is follow through by PR and or Umno/BN in the treatment of Sabah and Sarawak” added Dr. Jeffrey.

Isu Penghinaan Warisan Budaya: Parti Kita Saran SKMM Jalankan Siasatan Terperinci

Oleh: Mail Mathew
KEMABONG: Suruhanjaya Komunikasi Multimedia Malaysia (SKMM) digesa agar menjalankan penyiasatan terperinci latar belakang pemilik laman sesawang suara yang menerbitkan artikel menghina warisan kebudayaan negeri ini seterusnya mengambil tindakan tegas terhadap perbuatan itu.

Ketua Penerangan Parti Kesejahteraan Insan Tanah Air (Kita) Sabah Mutang Dawat @ Sylvester (gambar) berkata demikian dalam satu kenyataan disini pada Jumaat sebagai mengulas isu kontroversi penghinaan warisan kebudayaan suku kaum di Sabah yang ditulis didalam blog bertajuk “Tarian Sumazau untuk golongan rendah akhlak “.


Oleh: Mail Mathew
TENOM: Bahang Pilihanraya umum kali ke-13 (PRU-13) semakin hangat dirasakan rakyat di seluruh negara dimana diantaranya turut dirasai terutamanya dikawasan Dun Melalap yang diramalkan pembangkang kononnya kawasan itu akan jatuh ke tangan mereka selepas PRU-13.

Pembangkang beralasan bahawa rakyat dikawasan sekitar Mukim Melalap yang penduduknya mencecah lebih 5,000 orang marah kononnya kerajaan Barisan Nasional (BN) telah gagal menunaikan beberapa pembangunan yang pernah dijanjikan mereka sejak PRU-12 (Tahun 2008).

Asri: Rather go secular if politics exploits religion

Former Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin said the concept of a secular state was better if religion was going to be exploited for political gains.

"Politics and religion should combine because religion guides politics. But when religion becomes a political tool, then I'm more willing (to accept) a secular state.

"I prefer a country that separates religion and politics because if religion is being exploited for politics then at least the religion is safe and only politicians face flak.

Singapore’s success should be a wake up call to Malaysia

By Daniel John Jambun
KOTA KINABALU : The latest report which says that Singapore is the wealthiest nation in the world by GDP per capita, beating out Norway, the U.S., Hong Kong and Switzerland, has further embarrassed our own country, Malaysia, which is Singapore’s closest neighbour and economic rival.

This report is especially painful for Malaysia because we know Singapore started off as an island of fishing villages with no natural resources.

5 Indonesian citizens killed by PDRM

Fadli of The Jakarta Post, Batam

The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) expects to conduct a joint investigation with the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia, or Suhakam, to look into the killing of five Indonesian citizens by members of the Royal Malaysian Police.

The Indonesian government has been criticized for its seemingly lax response to the issue, amid already low levels of public approval of its efforts to protect Indonesian citizens overseas.

The Malaysian Insider: For young Malay couples, an increasingly high price to getting wed

Berikut adalah satu artikel dari Malaysian Insider mengenai duit hantaran (dowry) dan mas kahwin yang semakin tinggi dibayar oleh lelaki Muslim di Malaysia kepada ibubapa perempuan dan Jabatan Agama.

Mengikut Quran dan hadith, hantaran (dowry) sepatutnya diberi kepada perempuan yang berkahwin, bukan ibubapa mereka. Dan ini bukan sebagai "bayaran" tapi sebagai hadiah dan membantu mereka mendirikan sebuah rumahtangga. Saya pun tak faham kenapa kena beri RM500-700 sebagai mas kahwin kepada Jabatan Agama sebab Jabatan Agama sudah ada banyak duit dan bukan Jabatan Agama yang nak kahwin.

Greece and illicit money flows

The Greek economy lost 261 billion US$ to crime, corruption and tax evasion from 2003 to 2011.

Greece also experienced massive inflows of illicit money in 2010 and 2011.

This means at least two things, according to Global Financial Integrity:
  1. If it were not for tax havens, Greece would never have needed a bail-out.
  2. The Greek (shadow) economy continues to grow at an increasing rate.
For workers and self-employed people at the bottom of the social hierarchy, these data must come as a shock. Or maybe people will say: we knew that already. But for anyone who still believes in the need and the possibility of social justice, these data are just unacceptable.

September 16th is Historic But a Black Day for Sabah/Sarawak: STAR

“September 16th could have been more than a historic day for Malaysia had the Malaysia Agreement, 1963, the promises, assurances and undertakings by the senior partner to the Federation had been fulfilled but, alas, this was not the case, thus making September 16th as a Black Day for Sabah and Sarawak” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, Chairman of STAR Sabah in response to the various comments on Malaysia Day.

Sabah’s founding fathers of Malaysia had great hopes of and expectations for Malaysia.  They were even prepared to sacrifice Sabah’s new found independence in favour of a new federation in the hope that this partnership would bring far more (than) benefits, in terms of security, economic prosperity and development without compromising too much of their rights as a sovereign nation.

Collapse floor at Likas Bay 21

Dear Dato’/Datin/Sir/Madam/Mr/Mrs

of Department of Occupational Safety And Health

Only ConstructionBoard that do not show project name or company involve.
I understand that your department is working towards a safe and healthy culture.

I work at Wisma Perindustrian. On 29th August 2012 8.30am when i arrived at my office i saw the building next to us collapsed. This is a building plan to build up to 28 floor height i believe. This is on their 5th floor and the collapse went through 3 floors down.

I took pictures as it was my first time to see collapse building right in front of me. The next day it still remain collapse in the morning, but late afternoon found covering with blue construction cloth.

Secretary Clinton Delivers Powerful Religion Speech After Middle East Embassy Attacks

By Dana Hughes of ABC OTUS News

Secretary Clinton delivered a powerful and personal speech about religion at an Eid ul-Fitr reception, marking the end of the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. The speech, at times, was a direct response to the attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions in the Middle East, and the deaths of four diplomats at the hands of militants in Libya.

In her remarks, Clinton repeated much of what she's said in the last two days. Namely that the Benghazi attack was carried out by a "small and savage group," and that the United States completely rejects what she called the "inflammable and despicable" anti-Muslim film circulating the Internet. However, Clinton pointed out all religions have faced insults and denigration, but that's no justification for violence. The response to such insults is what separates people of true faith from those who would use religion as an excuse to commit violent acts, she said.

Students disappointed with local political leaders

KOTA KINABALU: Students disappointed with local political leaders

Solidariti Anak Muda Sabah (SAMS) had to postpone indefinitely the earlier planned Tawau Forum titled "Talk to our Leaders - What is the best way to develop Tawau?” to date yet to be confirmed.

According to organising chairperson Jan Chow, “We’ve done all that we can within our power to accommodate them - we have compromised on the date, and we have even changed the originally planned debate format to a Forum, all for their convenience. And yet they still hide behind their pride and fear.”


By a Sarawakian 

The attacks by the Semenanjung Anti-Sarawak (SAS) Facebook on Sarawakians especially Dayaks has angered and aroused thousands as well as raising their nationalism if not heightened their desire for independence from Malayan rule. Another blogger under the name of Suara Pakatan Rakyat has also ridiculed Sabahans as uncivilised! Dr. Mahathir's two cents worth remarks on development has made more angry with Malayan arrogance. So between these few bloggers, they have done a better job than all the independence advocates combined to unite Sabahans and Sarawakians who desire to take their countries out of Malaysia.

Sapp Tenom Bergolak Sukarkan Misi Menawan Dun Melalap

Oleh: Mail Mathew
TENOM: Laluan perjuangan Parti Maju Sabah (SAPP) untuk kawasan Melalap mungkin akan mengalami kesukaran apabila beberapa Ahli Jawatankuasa Bahagian parti itu mengumumkan keluar meletakkan jawatan kerana tidak yakin dengan kepimpinan bahagian parti itu beberapa hari berlalu.

Bulan lalu dua Jawatankuasa Bahagiannya Julian Kayug dan Robert Samih mengumumkan keluar parti SAPP dan menyertai Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) ketika mesyuarat agung tahunan parti itu dekat sini yang dirasmikan Presiden PBS Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan.

Lajim’s new gambit rattling Sabah PKR

Sabah MPs Wilfred Bumburing and Lajim Ukin’s unusual
terms of ‘joining’ PKR has raised the question and
stoked resentment within state PKR.
They try to keep it as quiet as possible – to subdue the irritations – but Sabah PKR just can’t keep it down. The prevailing discomfort has morphed into serious disagreements and the leaders just can’t keep it behind the curtains anymore.

Since MPs Wilfred M Bumburing (Tuaran) and Lajim Ukin (Beaufort) and later (Senator) Maijol Mahap, “joined” PKR, several serious consequences have surfaced.

First of all, Bumburing and Lajim’s unusual terms of “joining” PKR without becoming actual PKR members have raised the question of their real commitment to PKR.

Bersih Sabah demand explanation on the delay in RCI

KOTA KINABALU: The 11th of September 2012 marks exactly one month since the announcement of the Terms of Reference on Sabah's Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on illegal immigrants was announced. However, as to date, there is nothing but deafening silence on this matter as there is yet to be any concrete action taken to show that the government is serious in carrying out their promises to the people of Sabah.

Bersih Sabah is demanding explanations for the long delay in the implentation of the RCI.

Pesakit kronik diabetes dan buah pinggang terpinggir dapat bantuan kerajaan

Oleh: Mail Mathew
Rumah kediaman Saziman dalam keadaan serba daif.

TENOM: Sesungguhnya kemerdekaan yang sudah dilalui kira kira 49 tahun lalu namun masih terdapat sisa sisa insan terus terpinggir tidak menikmati bantuan kerajaan, dimana keadaan penghidupan mereka bagaikan sebuah bahtera yang belayar dalam suasana gelap gelita tanpa hala tujuan yang sebenar.

Malahan dalam keadaan terpaksa mereka terus mendiami sebuah rumah dalam serba kedaifan tanpa disedari pihak berkuasa keperitan nhidup mereka namun kerajaan pula saban hari melaung laungkan slogan mereka ke dalam media arus perdana seperti "Rakyat didahulukan, pencapaian diutamakan dan janji ditepati".

Booming health tourism in Malaysia

PETALING JAYA:Malaysian healthcare has not only attracted neighboring countries but also tourists from developed countries, such as the United States, United Kingdom and Japan, due to the high quality of services rendered and the reasonable rates offered.

Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council's chief executive officer (CEO) Dr Mary Wong said last year, the number of healthcare tourists to the country showed an increase of 48% from 2010, with 583,000 arrivals recorded compared to 383,000 in 2010.

Why socialism fails nations

An economics teacher at a local school made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that Gillard/Brown socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equaliser.

The teacher then said, "OK, we will have an experiment in this class on the Gillard/Brown plan". All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade so no one will fail and no one will receive an A.... (substituting grades for dollars - something closer to home and more readily understood by all).

Yeo Bee Yin's Dream for Malaysia

Entering into Politics - The Story Behind

"Why are you involved in politics?" I think this is the question my family members, friends, and many others will ask.

It's a long story. I am writing this story today to make sure that, if ever, I forget what am I in politics for, it will serve as a reminder.

Part I: The Beginning - Seed of Love

It all started in 2001 with a prayer movement - 40-day Fast and Pray for Malaysia, organized by NECF (National Evangelical Christian Fellowship). I was a first year student in University Technology Petronas (UTP) when I came across this movement. Not knowing why, I felt the urgency to pray for our nation. Since fasting alone for 40 days is no joke, I managed to persuade my best friend (Thin Thin) to fast and pray with me. So that's the beginning of the story - I sowed the seed of deep love for the country and fellow Malaysians. Of course, as I grew in seniority in the university, I managed to persuade more and more campus students to join us to fast and pray for Malaysia every year during the Merdeka season.

STAR first political party to sign TI pledge

By Luke Rintod of FMT
Twenty-five potential Sabah STAR election candidates have
signed an integrity pledge by Transparency International.
KOTA KINABALU: Transparency International (TI) has praised the State Reform Party (STAR) for being the first political party in Malaysia to sign an “integrity pledge” to be honourable and incorruptible at the coming general election.

TI-Malaysia president, Paul Low Seng Kuan, said he was happy that STAR has come forward as a group and signed the pledge at its first convention here today, ahead of a crucial general election, due by April next year.

“It is an important step taken to strengthen societal trust in our politicians and our democracy and governance. We must fight corruption as corruption has failed nations,” he said.

Hamas Restricts Internet: Outlaws Porn

By Omar Ghraieb of The Media Line

Many Gazans have long lamented that there's not much to do in the Gaza Strip. There are no movie theaters, pool halls or bowling alleys -- all of which are seen as "un-Islamic." And it's not getting any better. In fact, now, curbs are being extended further - to the Internet.

The Islamist Hamas movement that rules Gaza issued a new law this week that forces Gaza's ten gazamain internet providers to block all access to any websites with pornographic content.

Of failing cultural mix in Holland, and failing erozone

AMSTERDAM : Just over two months ago, the small Dutch community of Almelo woke up to a tragedy that turned out to have national repercussions.

On a modest street in a rundown area, Aziz Kara, a 64-year-old Turk, became embroiled in a ferocious argument with his neighbours. When he was struck to the ground, the impact of the blow put him into a coma.

Ten days later Kara died of a brain haemorrhage.In normal circumstances, the death would have preoccupied only the local media.

Musa’s virtues versus vices

Right now, Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman is
'working his magic' at all levels of politics.
In Sabah, the coming 13th general election will be known as the Musa Aman versus Musa Aman election.

These days, Musa’s pluses and minuses are the only talking points.

But Musa being the experienced and cunning election strategist he is, has written the role for himself.

He knows that he is smack in the centre of the war zone and is now selling his own virtues and, mind you, has already won over his party and captured the minds of Umno leaders in Kuala Lumpur and the prime minister himself.

Jabu, be warned: ‘We’ll get you’

There is no law against telling the truth and
questioning the government’s actions, Sarawak
PKR reminds Deputy Chief Minister Alfred Jabu.
KUCHING: When Pakatan Rakyat forms the next government it will investigate all disputed alienation of lands and abuses of power in approving provisional leases over native customary rights (NCR) land to the cronies and family members of Barisan Nasional leaders.

“Definitely, the investigation will also cover provisional leases over NCR land given to [Deputy Chief Minister] Alfred Jabu, his family and cronies,” said Baru Bian, state PKR chief.

Bian did not identify the areas given to Jabu’s family members and his cronies.

STAR promises sweeping reforms

Dr Jeffrey Kitingan has promised to create five 'states'
within Sabah and to decentralise land matters if
STAR forms the next government.
By Luke Rintod of FMT
KOTA KINABALU: The country is headed for dramatic changes and a sweeping reforms if a loose election pact called United Borneo Alliance (UBA) led by State Reform Party (STAR) is to form the next Sabah state government.

Sabah STAR chairman, Jeffrey Kitingan, promised that if the alliance wins a simple majority in the 60-seat state assembly at the coming general election, the new government would reclaim its rights as a “negara” and an autonomous region with special rights as was originally agreed and not be just one of 13 states of Malaysia as it has evolved.

Najib must undo greatest injustice inflicted by his late father to Sabah, says Dr Jeffrey

By Ezra Haganez
KOTA KINABALU : Maverick politician Dr Jeffrey Kitingan said Prime Minister Najib Razak must undo the "greatest injustice" his late father Razak Hussein did in "signing away" Sabah's oil and gas resources to Petronas in 1975.

"How can (then) Prime Minister Razak give away something that does not belong to him as Prime Minister?" Dr Kitingan said at his press conference here Wednesday, showing reporters copies of documents on the issue.

Lajim still a good bet for opposition

KOTA KINABALU: Irrespective of what blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin (RPK) writes and Barisan Nasional leaders reveal, Sabah MP Lajim Ukin is still a good investment for Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim.

Among his constituents and ardent local political observers, the currently much-talked about Beaufort MP may still win big in the coming polls.

They opined that the former federal deputy minister of housing and local government, who jumped from ruling Umno to the opposition side recently, would win in least two parliamentary and three state assembly seats.

STAR to Hold 1st National Convention in Sabah

“The State Reform Party (STAR) will hold its 1st national convention outside Sarawak when STAR Sabah hosts the 2012 National Convention on 6 September 2012 in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah” announced Guandee Kohoi, the Organizing Chairman of theConvention in a press statement released today.

Objectives of the Convention
In the forthcoming 13th General Elections (GE-13) that is expected to be called within the next 6 months, Sabah and Sarawak are expected to be kingmakers in deciding who will form the next federal government in Putrajaya.

DAP terus menjaja isu Sabah Merdeka 49 Tahun Janji Ditepati

Oleh: Mail Mathew
TENOM: Kepimpinan Democratic Action Party (DAP) kebangsaan mempertikaikan kejujuran kerajaan Barisan Nasional (BN) berhubung pelaksanaan RCI diSabah dimana kini sudah berlarutan selama 7 bulan namun ianya masih belum bermula meskipun TOR dan ahli ahli telah pun dilantik.

Penasihatnya yang juga merupakan Ahli Parlimen Ipoh Timor Lim Kit Siang berkata demikian dihadapan kira kira 200 orang hadirin semasa program bicara rakyat “Janji ditepati” anjuran DAP Pedalaman diperkarangan ruang tamu mingguan Tenom New Township dekat sini pada Rabu.

Lajim’s defection is not Umno’s loss

PETALING JAYA: The real reason why Sabah veteran politician Lajim Ukin resigned from all his posts in Umno and threw his support behind Anwar Ibrahim’s Pakatan Rakyat was because of a scandal that is about to explode, popular blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin said today.

He said that Lajim had realised that he had no future in Umno and that he would not be selected as a Barisan Nasional candidate for the coming general election.

“Lajim is carrying too much baggage. And this baggage is going to be revealed immediately after nomination day of GE13,” Raja Petra said in his Malaysia-Today portal today.

Tales from the East

Now, while Lajim’s financial backer, a Bruneian who migrated to Sabah, is known as Mr. W., Lajim is known as Mr. J. And Mr. J. stands for ‘Mister Jackpot’.  Mr. W. and Mr. J., in fact, go way back, back to the days when Lajim was still in Usno. And Mr. W. has been funding Lajim’s political career all this while. But Lajim suffers from a serious addiction. And this addiction is gambling (so much for Lajim’s Islamic credentials).
Raja Petra Kamarudin
Lajim to set up new political party in Sabah
The new party, if approved, will field candidates for the coming general election.
(Bernama, 31 Aug 2012)) -- Former Umno supreme council member Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Lajim Bin Haji Ukin will set up a new political party as a vehicle to field candidates in the upcoming general election.

Umno fears a revived Usno?

KOTA KINABALU: Is the acronym Usno and its equally colourful founder Datu Mustapha Datu Harun so powerfully etched in the minds of Sabahans that Umno fears its resurrection before the 13th general election?

Is this “fear” the reason why the Umno-led federal government has kept former members of United Sabah National Organisation (Usno) waiting in the wings for approval of their party?

Two years on, ex-members of Usno are fuming over the choke-hold grip the federal government and Umno have on Sabah and its future.


Roger Stimin, AMT SAPP
Oleh: Mail Mathew
TENOM: Ahli Majlis Tertinggi (AMT) Parti Maju Sabah (SAPP) Roger Stimin (gambar), menafikan sekeras kerasnya khabar angin yang mengatakan beliau telah menyertai Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) serta bersamanya seramai 300 orang adalah tidak benar dan karut semata mata.

Beliau berkata, adalah dipercayai bahawa khabar angin tersebut sengaja direkacipta oleh kumpulan tertentu yang tidak bertanggung jawab bertujuan untuk mencemarkan nama baiknya termasuk untuk memusnahkan masa depan politiknya.

Unification Church founder Rev. Moon dies at 92

By HYUNG-JIN KIM of Associated Press (AP)

FILE - In this Saturday, June 25, 2005 file photo, Unification
Church leader Rev. Sun Myung Moon speaks during his
"Now is God's Time" rally in New York. Moon, self-proclaimed
messiah who founded the Unification Church, has died
at age 92 church officials said Monday, Sept. 3, 2012.
(AP Photo/John Marshall Mantel)
GAPYEONG, South Korea (AP) — The Rev. Sun Myung Moon was a self-proclaimed messiah who built a global business empire. He called both North Korean leaders and American presidents his friends, but spent time in prisons in both countries. His followers around the world cherished him, while his detractors accused him of brainwashing recruits and extracting money from worshippers.

These contradictions did nothing to stop the founder of the Unification Church from turning his religious vision into a worldwide movement and a multibillion-dollar corporation stretching from the Korean Peninsula to the United States.


There is an ongoing brouhaha about Approved Permits (APs) being awarded to certain favoured and crony companies. Actually, the issue is more than just the APs. A bigger issue is the undisclosed profits these companies could be making through these APs.

Does such a thing exist? You figure it out for yourselves from these official records filed with the Registrar of Companies of just ten of the companies.

1) Hyumal Motor Sdn Bhd

Enjoying APs since: 1997
Quota a year: 8,573
Total quota to 2004: 68,584

Musa on radar of Swiss money-laundering probe

Swiss bank UBS is being investigated in connection
with its relationship with Musa Aman.
KOTA KINABALU: A Swiss investigations into a money-laundering trail with its roots in the rainforests of Sabah is threatening to embarrass Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and his Barisan Nasional coalition government.

Najib who is on a two-day visit to Sabah to bring a fractious state Umno headed by Chief Minister Musa Aman into line ahead of general election, is faced with discomforting international exposure that his government is corrupt to the core.

The timing of Swiss investigations into links between UBS, Switzerland’s biggest bank, and the proceeds from illegal logging in Sabah couldn’t be worse for the premier who is hoping to mollify the state which has increasingly shown signs that it is swinging over to the opposition.

PM: Sabahans won’t fall for Pakatan

The people of Sabah cannot be easily duped by the
opposition pact, says the prime minister.
SANDAKAN: The people of Sabah are wise and cannot be easily duped by the opposition, said Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak.

He said Sabahans know that it was only through Umno and the Barisan Nasional (BN) that Sabah could enjoy continued development and their interests looked after.

The people of Sabah and Malaysia on the whole, he said, clearly understood that the most important agenda of the government was the National Transformation Programme.

Merdeka Day-55 years of broken promises

In Malaysia many of its citizens are very confused over 2 public holidays being their Merdeka Day or independence day and Malaysia Day and also their national identity.

Malaysia Day marks the federation of 3 countries Malaya Sabah and Sarawak on 16 September 1963. The confusion has arisen over the last 49 years because each country became independent on different dates before the federation.

Today on 31 August in 1957, the Federation of Malaya gained independence from British colonial rule and at the same time this marks 55 years of unbroken hold on power by the ruling party the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO which leads the Barisan Nasional Government.

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