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Bila lagi KK Sentral mahu dibina?

Oleh Nuraniz Ghaus
KOTA KINABALU : Kuala Lumpur ada KL Sentral, Sarawak pun sudah ada Kuching Sentral, Kota Kinabalu bila pula nak ada KK Sentral? Kerajaan Negeri Sabah bila lagi nak membina terminal bas dalam bandaraya ibu negeri?

KK Sentral — itulah yang sering bermain di imaginasi pengguna kenderaan awam di Sabah terutama sekali di Kota Kinabalu yang sampai kini tiada terminal bas yang sebenar.

Ketua Menteri, Datuk Seri Musa Aman, perlu belajar dari Ketua Menteri Sarawak, Tan Sri Taib Mahmud, dalam hal ini. Dan, dalam kadar yang cepat, memandangkan negeri “kaya” seperti Sabah bakal dimalukan kalau tiada idea dan tidak mampu membina sebuah pun terminal bas di ibu negerinya !

Stamp Out Imported Malayan Hegemony

Kota Kinablau: “The Sabah government must assert its authority and stamp out any attempt to impose imported Malayan hegemony over Sabah and her citizens” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief in voicing his concerns over the sudden and unusual transfer of 7 non-Malay Sessions judges/magistrates to the Peninsular.

It is highly unusual that 7 Borneo native non-Muslim judges and magistrates are transferred in one go.  This transfer and consequential replacements with Malayans raise doubts and questions over the motives of the federal leaders in their treatment of Sabahans/Sarawakians.  


Once again the much anticipated budget presentation by the prime Minister in the parliament is over, and the majority of Malaysians are still wondering how is it going to uplift their livelihood.  Prior to the presentation,the media ran a ‘wish list’ hype throughout the week getting Malaysians from various sectors of society to share on what they would like to see in the budget. But everyone knows that their wish remains a dream and the budget is nothing else but a list of hand outs.

Budget 2014 A Huge Disappointment From Sabah Perspective – Dr. Jeffrey

Kota Kinabalu:    “The Budget 2014 must have been a huge disappointment to Tan Sri Pairin, PBS and many others in Sabah and clearly demonstrates the continuing mindset of the Prime Minister and his federal government” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief in commenting on the Budget announcement.

The PM himself had whipped up expectations of Sabahans especially the PBS delegates at their general assembly by asking Sabahans to wait for Friday’s Budget announcement.

Allah bermaksud tuhan, semua jenis tuhan, kata sarjana agama

Sarjana agama terkemuka dari Amerika Syarikat Reza Aslan turut sepakat dalam kritikan terhadap larangan penggunaan kalimah Allah di Malaysia dan mengatakan keputusan Mahkamah Rayuan minggu lalu merupakan satu keputusan politik.

Dalam satu wawancara bersama radio BFM, Reza (gambar) menegaskan, penganut Kristian menggunakan kalimah Allah yang membawa maksud Tuhan dalam bahasa Arab dan ianya bukanlah satu ancaman kepada Islam.

"Pengganas Taliban meletakkan bom bersama Al-Quran dan membawanya ke sebuah masjid di Pakistan pada Hari Raya Korban. Inilah ancaman kepada Islam," katanya.

UthayaKumar`s Letter To PM & Home Minister

Uthayakumar writes from Kajang Prison
OCTOBER 24, 2013
I have and am being tortured with mala fide at the most feared and dreaded closed isolation lock-up (tutup) of Kajang Prison all in for 27 days and to continue indefinitely. I am locked-up under solitary confinement alone, 24 hours a day not seeing sunlight or fresh air [in a] dimly lit cell and [with] just one set of prison pants and shirt in an empty lock-up.
Also denied reading and writing materials and even warm water to drink. Drinking the contaminated tap water caused me to fall ill. Also denied the 15 minutes weekly phone calls to lawyers and family, denied the monthly family visit and lawyers’ visit.

Komen Najib fasal "Allah" dan lain-lain di Kongres ke-28 PBS

Ezra Haganez 

PENAMPANG : "Jangan main api". Itulah komen Perdana Menteri, Datuk Najib Razak, kepada mereka yang cuba mengeruhkan keadaan berikutan keputusan mahkamah rayuan mengharamkan sebuah majalah Katolik, The Herald, daripada menggunakan nama "Allah" dalam penerbitannya.

"Jika ada yang main isu ini jangan main api sebab api akan membakar dirinya," kata Najib dalam ucapan perasmian mesyuarat agung tahunan kali ke-28 Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) di Hongkod Koisaan dekat sini Isnin lalu (24 Okt 2013).

Datuk Wilfred Madius Tangau Diumum Timbalan Presiden UPKO Yang Baharu

PENAMPANG, 22 Okt (Bernama) -- Bekas Setiausaha Agung Parti Pasok Momogun Kadazandusun Murut Bersatu (Upko) Datuk Wilfred Madius Tangau diumumkan sebagai timbalan presiden yang baharu selepas mengalahkan Datuk Dr Ewon Ebin dalam pemilihan parti Selasa.

Keputusan itu diumumkan oleh Pegawai Pengurus Pemilihan parti Tony Mojigoh, bagaimanapun jumlah undi tidak diumumkan.

Difahamkan Madius yang juga Anggota Parlimen Tuaran mengalahkan Ewon yang juga Menteri Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi persekutuan serta bekas naib presiden parti dengan majoriti tipis lapan undi.

The roots of poverty in Sabah, Sarawak in Malaysia exposed!

Daniel John JambunPAPER Without much further ado, I will delve immediately into the subject proper of my Paper in conjunction with the forthcoming National Budget 2014 which will be unveiled by the Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak who is also the Finance Minister. Please bear with me. I will keep my address as brief as possible so that we may all ponder on the essential points that I am trying to make and which must be taken into consideration by the Federal Government.
I have nine major aspects to put before you as Food for Thought in view of the forthcoming National Budget 2014 and you may want to deliberate on them and post your comments or ask me questions by email. Email:
As many people know, the World Bank confirmed in Dec 2010 in Kota Kinabalu that Sabah and Sarawak had achieved the dubious distinction of bring the poorest and second poorest states in Malaysia. This is a figure derived at by using the figures of the Economic Planning Units of the Sabah and Sarawak Governments and the Economic Planning Unit in Putrajaya.

Sulu Sultan Kiram, 75, dies of organ failure

MANILA, Philippines – Sultan Jamalul Kiram III died on Sunday, his daughter told Radyo Inquirer 990AM.

Princess Jacel Kiram said the 75-year old heir of the Sulu sultanate died of multiple organ failure at the Philippine Heart Center at 4:42 a.m. on Sunday.

She said Kiram, who made headlines in February after his men clashed with Malaysian forces in a bid to reclaim Sabah, has long been suffering from kidney problems. He has been confined in the said hospital since Thursday.

A Romp Through The Garden Of Eden - And Other Religious Misconceptions

By Capt Dr George Kurka
People are so naive. Who in their right mind can possibly believe that the earth began with two Hebrew speaking adults and a talking snake? Come on folks get real. And how about Adam who was standing next to a naked woman and was tempted by a piece of fruit. I've been around a long time and I don't know a single man, who given the choice, would choose an apple over a naked woman, unless he was gay. But that refutes the Christian movement's belief that homosexuality is evil.

The Malaysian ‘Allah’ verdict cuts deeper than what is being argued

Since the eve of a universally revered observation of the Hari Raya Haji – in commemoration of Abraham’s test of faith and fidelity and in whose ancestry is also rooted several traditions that are also shared by the Abrahamic religions, Malaysia has been drowned in heated debates, arguments, flow of emotions and of course a media spotlights globally.

This 'Allah' verdict is certainly storm in a tea cup. It has blown a deep gorge between west and east Malaysia apart from setting a dangerous precedent in the world of tomorrow.

Allah Issue: Beginning of the End of Malaysia Unless …- Jeffrey

Kota Kinabalu:  “It‘s not the Court of Appeal ruling but the non-action and continued policies of the Umno/BN ruling regime that will cause the ultimate demise and break-up of Malaysia unless the Prime Minister and Umno/BN show a genuine and sincere all-encompassing transformation of government and politics of inclusiveness and reconciliation” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief in response to the Court decision to ban the TheHerald from referring and using “Allah”.

Word ‘Allah’ is not exclusive to Islam

Like the history of most religions, the history of Islam is complex and much debated. But there are a few elements that are not in dispute, chief among them that the God of the Quran is the same as the God of the Bible and of the Torah before it. The mission of Islam, as expressed in the Quran, is not to bring a new faith, but to update the messages of the monotheistic faiths before it.

Govt wins appeal, Herald banned from using word 'Allah' over public safety

PUTRAJAYA: Catholic weekly The Herald will not be allowed to use the word "Allah" to refer to the Christian God, ruled the Court of Appeal.
The panel, chaired by Justice Mohamed Apandi Ali, overturned a High Court decision and unanimously ruled Monday in favour of the Government's appeal, saying that the minister had not acted in any way that required a judicial review.

Why I had to leave Malaysia

London Lookout
“Lima tiga pound,” says the souvenir vendor in busy Oxford Street London. That many Malaysians throng to England’s capital.

The bargain hunters are mainly tourists travelling in groups or two in one holiday makers who’ve either just settled or visited their children studying here.

You can clearly tell them apart from the upper crusts…and the newly minted Malaysian elites who waltz into the city. The upper crusts, including seasoned business classes, will not be posing in front Selfridges or Harrods for ‘say cheese’ pictures. That’s reserved for the majority of the citizenry…as well as benefactors of ill-gotten wealth who simply cannot hide their simple natures, even in their posh new lifestyles.

Be Proud and Stand United as Sabahans- Dr. Jeffrey

Sabahans are already being divided into Muslims and non-Muslims and being pitted against one another by the ruling Umno/BN government. No matter how or what the Chief Minister or the federal authorities denies it, it does not mean that the secret and covert operations to Malaynize and Islamize the natives of Sabah does not exist.  It exists in reality to the extent natives are recorded as Muslims and Malays in their Mykads although they are not and the authorities make it difficult to rectify such “mistakes”. 

In reality, Sabah has always been peaceful and harmonious with diverse multi-ethnic and multi-religious groups to the extent in many families, they would have multi-religious members.

Legal and Moral Duty to RegainSabah’s Oil- Jeffrey

Kota Kinabalu:  “It is now clear as daylight that it’s the legal duty and moral obligation of the Sabah government and every Sabah MP to take immediate steps and by all available means to regain Sabah’s oil ownership” said DatukDr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief after attending the Public Debate between Tan Sri Harris Salleh and Datuk Seri Panglima Yong Teck Lee held at the Sabah Gold and Country Club on Friday.

Harris-Yong ‘non-debate’ stormy affair

By Joe Fernandez

If there are any lessons that emerged from a “non-debate”, of sorts, between two former Chief Ministers of Sabah on a cold rainy Fri evening in Kota Kinabalu, it was this: “that ignorance is bliss in matters of law, Parliament and the Constitution and that a little knowledge is dangerous”; that even the best subject matter expert opinion would have little chance against a wall of ignorance acting in perhaps good faith and with little else to go on.

Siapa yang makan cili akan rasa pedasnya!

MASwings crash: Two killed in Kudat

Photo: Credit to 1 Suara Sabah Facebook page
KUDAT: A co-pilot and a passenger were killed in the MASwings Twin Otter plane crash at Kudat airport today, about 190km northeast of Kota Kinabalu.

Co-pilot Marc Joel Bansh, 23, succumbed to injuries after he was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kota Kinabalu. Passenger Tan Ah Chai, 69, meanwhile died in the Kudat hospital two hours after the crash.

Water remain a big issue on World Habitat Day in Sabah

By Ezra Haganez

KOTA BELUD : Supply of treated piped water remains one of the biggest issues faced by many Sabahans, 50 years after it freed itself from the clutches of British colonialism and enjoyed "prosperity" within a federation of states called Malaysia.

World Habitat Day at Kg Sumbilingon, Kota Belud

Ezra Haganez

KOTA BELUD : A local NGO, Gindol Initiative for Civil Society Borneo, will host a simple World Habitat Day gathering at a remote kampung in Sabah this Monday, Oct 7, 2013.

Spokesman of the NGO, Kanul Gindol, said the half-an hour observation of the world-wide United Nations' sanctioned day would start at 4pm beneath an old durian tree in the Dusun kampung near here.

"We have invited local leaders like our assemblyman Jeremmy Ukoh Malajad and Sabah's human right and consumer activist Patrick Sindu to deliver relevant messages on that day.

Malaysia Day Joke

Seorang gadis jelita yang mempunyai kelulusan “Ijazah Kewartawanan” dari sebuah universiti  tempatan baru sahaja mendapat pekerjaan sebagai pemberita di sebuah syarikat akhbar tempatan. Dia diberi tugas pertama iaitu menemu-rama seorang petani yang sudah berumur pertengahan abad. Perbualan mereka adalah seperti berikut:

Mahasiswa dihalang hantar memorandum pada TPM

Gabungan Mahasiswa Islam Se-Malaysia (GAMIS) Sabah bersama Pro-Mahasiswa pada hari ini telah menghantar memorandum menuntut Pilihanraya Kampus yang adil dan bersih. Memorandum ini diajukan kepada Timbalan Perdana Menteri, YAB Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Hj. Muhyiddin Bin Hj.Mohd  Yassin, yang juga merangkap Menteri Pelajaran Malaysia dalam satu Majlis Ramah Mesra Siswa Siswi beliau.
Antara tuntutan tegas yang dikemukakan dalam memorandum ini adalah seperti berikut:

Empower Sabah Natives, Implement Article 41 Sabah Constitution - Jeffrey

Kota Kinabalu:  “The federal and Sabah governments are trampling the Sabah Constitution and not honouring native rights and privileges by wrongly enforcing bumiputra policies in Sabah” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, in response to announcements by the DPM and Chief Minister on Sabah bumiputra empowerment.

Not all bumiputra are natives although all natives are necessarily bumiputra.  Similarly, not all Malays are natives.  However, non-Muslim bumiputra in Sabah lose everything when the governments divide the Sabah and Sarawak bumiputra into “bumiputra Islam” and “bumiputra bukan Islam” and the former get better treatment and privileges compared to the latter.

Empower Education Under Sabah Ministry of Education - Jeffrey

Kota Kinabalu: “In conjunction with the DPM cum Minister of Education’svisit to Sabah, I urge him to return and re-empower the EducationDepartment under Sabah’s own Ministry of Education so as to enable the Sabah government to better manage and plan for Sabah’s education and manpower needs to suit the local circumstances”said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, noting that the DPM cum Minister of Education will be attending a briefing on the development of critical projects under the Education Ministry and a special meeting with Sabah Zone Teacher's Training Institutions during his visit here.

A Story in Guangzhou - Knowledge Is Power, Can we think better to Motivate our Staff

Knowledge is Power in whatever you do !
During a robbery in Guangzhou, China, the bank robber shouted to everyone in the bank:
"Don't move. The money belongs to the State. Your life belongs to you."

Everyone in the bank laid down quietly.

The Umno-Sulu Sultanate Connection

Following several political blogs' publication of his business card, UMNO Youth exco member Lokman Noor Adam today admitted his links to the Sulu sultanate, which has been at the centre of the ongoing violence in the east coast of Sabah.

But Lokman defended his designation as "Advisor to The Crown", saying he was elected to the role by "the real Sulu Sultan".

Australia, under new PM, in cahoot with KL on human right issues?

Australia's Sept. 20 refusal to grant the Malaysian political activist and lawyer Haris Ibrahim a temporary visa may indicate a new attitude on the part of the Abbott government to go out of its way to placate Southeast Asian governments on human rights and civil liberties in the interests of government-to-government relationships. 

Haris was turned down for a visa by the Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur although he was

RM2 Billion Road Repairs Not Just Visit- Jeffrey

Kota Kinabalu:     “The DPM is most welcome to visit Sabah anytime but he should bring along RM2 billion for the badly needed road repairs in Sabah when visiting officially”said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, when asked about the DPM’s 2-day visit starting Monday.

Recently, many reports have been said about the poor road conditions in various parts of Sabah and the lack of federal funding for these road repairs and maintenance.

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