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AirAsia planes in fresh incidents in Thailand and Philippines

A photo of AirAsia flight Z2272 which had overshot the runway at
Kalibo airport in Boracay island this evening. The photo is from
the Twitter account of Filipino journalist Jet Damazo-Santos.
 – Twitter pic, December 30, 2014. -
An AirAsia flight bound for northeast Thailand turned back to the capital Bangkok shortly after takeoff today when pilots detected an "irregularity" in the storage compartment, airline officials said.

Just hours later, another AirAsia jet – this time in the Philippines – skidded off the runway on arrival at a popular resort island, causing no injuries but shutting the small airport, the airline and police confirmed.

Bodies retrieved in QZ8501 search, full-on search tomorrow

 An Indonesian warship has recovered more than 40 bodies from the Java Sea today in the search for AirAsia flight QZ8501, a navy spokesman told AFP.

"Based on the navy radio, it has been reported that the warship Bung Tomo has retrieved 40 bodies and the number is growing. They are very busy now," Manahan Simorangkir said.

The number of bodies retrieved was corrected later this evening by Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) chief Bambang Soelistyo, who said that only three bodies had been recovered so far.

Sabah groups list 6-point action plan to tackle illegal immigrant problem

With no action forthcoming on foreigners with illegal citizenship in Sabah even after the release of an inquiry commission report, a group of political parties and non-governmental organisations in the state have put up a list of demands for the authorities to fulfil next year.

Among the demands is for a thorough clean up by the Election Commission of the state's electoral roll to weed out unqualified "voters", the group, made up of 21 non-governmental organisations and three political parties, said.

The parties are the Sabah State Reform Party (STAR), Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) and Parti Cinta Sabah (PCS).

Malaysia, an IS in the Making if the Malaysian Mess Not Resolved Soon - Dr. Jeffrey

Kota Kinabalu:  “Sabahans and Sarawakians need to unite and assert themselves to reclaim Sabah and Sarawak rights and to untangle themselves from the on-going “Malaysian Mess” which is getting messier with serious repercussions” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, UBF Chairman in his keynote address on the 4th anniversary celebration of UBF held on Sunday in Keningau.

According to Dr. Jeffrey, while parts of Malaya are submerged in the raging floods, Malaysia is now submerged in a sea of Messes, comprising, Political, Economy, Corruption and Financial, Socio-cultural, Constitutional and Administrative, Lawlessness and Anarchy, Security and the pressing Borneo/Sabah Mess.

Najib told to sack half of his ministers

najib cabinet3KUALA LUMPUR: The Federal Cabinet has proven to be a disaster, a popular blogger and Umno critic has declared.

In his latest blog entry, Shahbudin Husin notes that Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has had to order holidaying ministers to return immediately to take part in handling the crisis brought on by heavy flooding in the East Coast.

They should have been sensitive enough to cut short their overseas vacation at the first sign of a crisis and without having to be told, he says.

AirAsia Flight QZ8501 with 162 on board goes missing on way to Singapore

  • Airline CEO: Unknown if weather was an issue, but pilot asked to fly higher
  • Plane went missing over heavily traveled shipping channel, officials say
  • 162 people are on board missing flight, including 18 children
  • Search operation halted for the night, but big ships won't return to shore
(CNN) -- An AirAsia passenger jet carrying 162 people lost contact with Indonesian air traffic control early Sunday, gripping Southeast Asia with a second missing plane crisis in less than a year.
The search operation for the missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501 has been halted for the night, but big ships won't return to shore and will leave their searchlights on, according to the Indonesian Transportation Ministry.
Before communication was lost, one of the pilots asked to fly at a higher altitude because of bad weather, officials said.

Right to greet all on Christmas Day, says assistant minister

Daud (front row, fourth right) taking a photo with Wilfred (front row, second right) and his family during Christmas open house.
KUCHING: Sending Christmas greetings to the Christian community is not wrong as long as it is not in conflict with Islamic law.

“We can still visit each other to enhance relationship among the multi-races,” said Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Office (Islamic Affairs) Datuk Daud Abdul Rahman at the Christmas open house of PBB (Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu) Ranting Kampung Sagah secretary Wilfred Benjamin in Jalan Singai, Bau, on Thursday.

Non-Departing Foreigners Given ICs

Kota Kinabalu:    “Reading between the lines, the RCI Report infers that the 229,484 non-departing Indonesians between 1996 and 2000 were given ICs dubiously along with 11,741 Filipinos.   Although there were no figures given for Pakistanis, Indians and other nationalities, it would not be surprising if these non-departing foreigners were also issued ICs dubiously” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, commenting on the missing Indonesians and Filipinos that came into Sabah officially but with no records of their departure.            

Pairin, stop procrastinating – Zainnal Ajamain

I made this statement in the recent talks held in Kota Kinabalu “during the recent PBS Congress, the Prime Minister already offered Tan Sri Joseph Pairin the means to get this done – but instead of start cracking to establish the necessary mechanism and getting the necessary powers and authority– PBS went to make a Police Report.  They are more interested to get cheap publicity, instead working to seek solutions – They are more interested to carry out a political event rather than making sure a solid process is established.  Tan Sri Pairin must remember, that offer was made NOT to the President of PBS – but to a Deputy Chief Minister of Sabah – because the problem of illegal immigrants is a Sabah problem NOT PBS problem.”

Johor Catholic priest detained, 30 hymn books with ‘Allah’ seized

Barely has the dust settled on the issue of the seized Bibles in Selangor, a Catholic priest in Muar, Johor, was detained for having 30 copies of a hymn book with the word Allah which were meant for his Orang Asli parishioners.
Father Cyril Mannayagam (pic), 44, said although the police later decided not to pursue the case against him, the hymn books, titled "Kepujian Kepada Tuhan Allah" (Praise be to God) were seized and had yet to be returned to him.

Kg. Kibbas Mark World Human Rights Day

Ranau:     A group of Sabahans took the opportunity to mark World Human Rights Day at Kg. Kibbas, an idyllic countryside village nestled between Kundasang and Ranau, not far from foothills of the majestic Mount Kinabalu, to highlight some basic human rights issues confronting Sabah.

If the settings were appropriate, it was more meaningful for Kg. Kibbas where the native villagers recounted how in 2012 they had carried out a protest with placards and banners demanding for clean treated water to be supplied to the village.   Eventually, the government relented and quickly installed pipe facilities for the water supply, perhaps due to the then pending GE-13 elections.

Tanduo Terrorism Trial Confirms Sabah Security Problem Self-Inflicted by Federal

Kota Kinabalu:    “The evidence unearthed at the on-going Tanduo terrorism trial not only corroborate with the findings of the RCI Report but shows that the Sabah security problem is self-inflicted by the federal government in giving ICs and MyKads to ineligible foreigners and with it voting rights" said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, noting that a MyKad was amongst the items seized from a terrorist suspect at the trial.

“Actually, it is nothing new as any Sabahan will tell you.   Malaysians have awoken to this threat of fake Sabahan/Malaysian with criminal activities including murder and foreign security guards holding fake Malaysian ICs and Pakistani taxi drivers holding ICs purporting them to be Sabahans in the past few months” explained Dr. Jeffrey.

Federal and Sabah Governments Are Illegitimate?

Kota Kinabalu:     “If we base the findings of the RCI Report and the Court decision in the 1999 Likas Election Petition, there is no doubt that the present Umno/BN federal and Sabah governments are illegitimate” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief.

The illegally issued ICs and MyKads to ineligible foreigners and their entry into the electoral rolls is high treason of the highest degree.   In many countries, the wrong-doers would have been shot, hanged or beheaded.   In some countries, the family of the shot wrong-doers would have to pay for the bullets for they are not worth the cost of the bullets.  In fact, PAS Sabah has called for the perpetuators to be hanged for treason.

Why No News of Approvals for Sabah Flood Mitigation?

Kota Kinabalu:    “The turning of a blind eye to Sabah’s problems and the continuing failure of the federal government in addressing Sabah’s problems will make Sabahans angrier.  Worse still, it will contribute towards Sabahans wanting to opt out of the federation since there is a breakdown in the federation system of equal partnership” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief.

Devastating floods especially the last 2 years in Sabah have claimed lives, destroyed homes and schools as well as roads and bridges and massive destruction of crops.  The floods have even submerged the towns of Donggongon and Tenom.  Many are still suffering from the damaging effects of the floods.

PBS Actions Should Be Respected and Supported But ….

Kota Kinabalu: “The actions of PBS including the lodging of police reports in prodding the federal authorities to pursue further actions on the wrong-doing as highlighted in the RCI Report ought to be respected and supported by all Malaysians, more so by right thinking Sabahans” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, in response to news of police reports being lodged by PBS representatives on the RCI Report.            

This is totally contrary to the other Umno leaders from Sabah who are aiding and abetting the Malayan leaders to continue to strangle and control Sabah as an internal colony.   They even

Rahman Should Help Solve Problems Not Blame Sabahans

Kota Kinabalu: “The federal Minister Datuk Rahman Dahlan should help find solutions and openly declare his intention instead of making insinuating statements defending the federal government and blaming everything on Sabahans to deflect blame from the government” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, in response to the Minister’s various press statements on the RCI Report.            

If Rahman is defending his federal bosses and the federal government in Putrajaya, he should provide concrete proof and not make wild accusations and sweeping statements.  

Move Forward and Act on the RCI Findings

Kota Kinabalu:    “There is no point in arguing about the statement issued by the Chief Secretary on the RCI Report which was obviously a misleading BN public relations exercise, but what can be done to move forward and resolve the problems identified by the RCI” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, in a press statement on the furore created by the Chief Secretary on the RCI Report.            

The main issue at hand is not whether there is or there is no Project IC? or Is the federal government or Tun Mahathir involved or not?

Unsafe Sabah streets : Take it from activist Harris Ibrahim

SOMETIME in June, 2011, I was in Kota Kinabalu for meetings and some on-the-ground activism.
Yes, I had not as yet been banned by Musa Aman from entering Sabah then.

 Around 1am, I ran out of cigarettes ( yes, yes, I am working on quitting, so please don’t nag me ), and went down to the hotel reception to enquire where the nearest shop was that I could get some.

The receptionist asked if I would like the hotel doorman to get them for me, as it might not be safe.

Rahman Dahlan the mouthpiece of KL...

By Ezra Haganez
KOTA KINABALU : Parti Kerjasama Rakyat (PAKAR) calls on Kota Belud MP Abdul Rahman Dahlan to stop being the mouthpiece of Malayan leaders when dealing with the issue of large presence of illegal immigrants in the state.

PKAR deputy president, Paulus Gani said in as many cases in recent years, Rahman stood out as the Sabahan tool for his political masters to legitimise whatever acts in a pursue of Umno agenda, including calling on fellow Sabahans to now just accept these illegal immigrants who have been around for 40 years".

People's Petition to Acknowledge Housewives

Kota Kinabalu:   “Wanita Malaysia harus diiktiraf dengan sewajarnya sumbangan besar and pengorbanan mereka di dalam pembangunan Negara.   Sebagai salah satu pengiktirafan tersebut, Wanita Keadilan menggesa Kerajaan BN menyalurkan terus sebahagian pemberian Bantuan Rakyat Satu Malaysia (BR1M) kepada suri rumah” kata YB. Haniza Talha, Timbalan Ketua Wanita PKR Sabah, dalam suatu sidang media selepas  melancar “Petisyen Rakyat Iktiraf Suri Rumah” peringkat Sabah di Kinarut, pada hari Sabtu lalu.

RCI A Cover-Up to Absolve Wrong-Doers?

Kota Kinabalu:    “It is now clear that the Royal Commission of Inquiry on Illegal Immigrants in Sabah (RCI) was nothing more than a political gimmick for GE-13 to hoodwink Sabahans to vote Umno/BN and a manipulated cover-up to absolve the federal government, its leaders and the political party referred to in the RCI from Project IC " said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, commenting on release of the much delayed and much awaited RCI Report.                                         

Even in releasing the RCI Report, the Chief Secretary to the Government deemed it fit to play politics, and taken log stock and barrel by the government-controlled media, that “Project IC” Did Not Exist” when it was clear that the RCI specifically made a finding that Project IC probably existed.


Mariam Mokhtar

If some of you think that this nation is in a mess, then blame the Malays because they are the problem. Malays know that Malaysia is not the land of gold and honey any longer. In these difficult times, they have become more aware of their surroundings; but one other person has noticed this sea-change in the Malays.

He is former Premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He knows that a thinking and independent Malay is detrimental to his legacy and creation- UMNO-Baru – and to the well-being of his family’s fortunes. Today’s self-aware Malay is Mahathir’s downfall.

NASA's first Orion test flight is the first step to a human mission to Mars

By Andrew Fazekas
IF all goes as planned Thursday, NASA will test its first built-for-humans space capsule since the Apollo moon missions four decades ago. Many in the space community believe this is the first step on the long road to finally get humans to Mars and beyond.

NASA’s unmanned Orion capsule will undergo its first test flight when it launches on a four and-half hour trip that will take it twice around Earth. It will flying out to 6,000 km from the surface of our planet – the farthest a spacecraft destined to carry astronauts has gone since we last went to the moon in 1972.

Pemimpin Persekutuan memperbodohkan Sabah dan rakyatnya

SAYA yang sudah tua pada umur menjangkau 74 tahun ini semakin merasa sangat rimas dengan tingkah-laku pemimpin-pemimpin Persekutuan Malaysia yang melayan amat buruk sekali rakyat Sabah.

Terlalu banyak perbuatan buruk mereka terhadap kita sehingga kertas pun mungkin tidak cukup untuk menyenaraikan kejahatan mereka.

Apa tidak jahat lihatlah hasil Sabah telah dihisap habis oleh Malaya sampai kita yang kaya ini telah menjadi yang termiskin di antara 13 negeri dalam Malaysia, walhal Sabah adalah sebuah negara asalnya.

Corrupt officials, syndicates blamed for alleged 'Project IC'

KOTA KINABALU - Syndicates and individuals aided by corrupt officials spun a web to create a so-called "Project IC" in Sabah with a purported corrosive political agenda for monetary gains.

This was among various issues highlighted in a 368-page report by the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on immigrants in Sabah made public Wednesday.

The report, however, did not name any perpetrators or guilty parties as this was not within the commission's scope of duties, as stated in the terms of reference (TOR).

New party PAKAR supports Ghapur and Jeffrey against Seditious Act

By Ezra Haganez
KOTA KINABALU : Newly-registered Parti Kerjasama Rakyat (PAKAR) is in full support of the calls made by both Kalabakan MP, Abdul Ghapur Salleh, and STAR state chairman, Dr Jeffrey Kitingan, who seeked for the Federal to punish the perpetrators in the perennial illegal immigrants problems in Sabah.

The multi-racial party claimed this should be the Federal's focus rather than busily threatening those who called for Sabah and Sarawak rights to be restored.

Hasut-menghasut adalah hasil kerja Persekutuan

NAMPAKNYA Kerajaan Najib Razak akan lebih teruk dari kerajaan kuku besi Mahathir Mohamad dulu. Kenyataan Najib akan mengekalkan Akta Hasutan 1948 bukan saja melanggar janji terang bulannya mahu hapuskan akta itu tapi maklah lebih teruk dari itu.

Najib cakap Umno akan menambah lagi kekuatan Akta Hasutan untuk melindungi Islam dan menangkap orang yang berkempen memisahkan Sabah dan Sarawak dari Malaysia.

Menteri Dalam Negeri Zahid Hamidi pula dengan angkuh mengulangi kata-kata Najib termasuk untuk menangkap pemimpin Sabah dan Sarawak yang mahu dua negeri itu keluar dari Malaysia yang sebenarnya sudah terbukti sangat merugikan Sabah dan Sarawak lebih 50 tahun ini.

Pessimism and Cowardice Will Not Lead Sabah Forward

Kota Kinabalu:    “Sabah needs leaders that are progressive and forward-thinking to lead Sabah towards progress and prosperity which will also contribute towards the advancement of the nation.   Leaders that are pessimistic and cowardice will not lead Sabah and the nation forward” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief in response to statements looking down on Sabahans especially youths that are unaware of the history of the formation of Malaysia and would not be able to look after and safeguard Sabah.

The party that should be taught the true facts of history should be the federal government and the Ministry of Education so that the young in Malaysia are taught the true history not some twisted fact that Malaysia gained independence on 31 August 1957.

As for security, there is a hidden agenda to threaten Sabahans with misplaced threats and dependence on security on the federal government.  We even have a federal Minister saying Sabah is not safe for tourists resulting in cancellations of tourist bookings and slowdown for the tourism industry in Sabah.

Unlike many Sabahans, some leaders have gone weak probably due to their easy and sometimes luxurious life that they seem to have no fight left in them and simply surrender or give up when discussing about security for Sabah or merely repeating the official story-line from Putrajaya that Sabah cannot defend itself, only the federal government can.

They are merely giving excuses when the people on the ground are talking about being prepared to defend their homeland if Sabah is invaded by foreign forces or even if Sabah do indeed separate from a break-up of Malaysia due to non-compliance of the terms of the merger agreed in 1963.    And these people cut across all races and include all the multi-ethnic races in Sabah.

And Sabahans served with distinction during World War 2 with the allied forces from Britain, Australia, New Zealand and others.   There was also the Sabah Border Scouts who before being disbanded by the federal government, had secured Sabah’s borders much better than later federal security forces who allowed in illegals during their guard.   Such is the make-up of Sabahans if they are indeed called upon to defend their homeland.

And their further and lame excuse to look towards the federal security apparatus is misplaced confidence.  

It is the very federal government and its leaders that failed to fulfil the promises and failed to provide the security to Sabah since 1963.   In fact, some of the security problems caused by insurgents in the Southern Philippines is caused by the Malaysian government through covert operations to fund, train and arm the insurgents.    Sabah was even used as a training ground and safe heaven.

Added to the problem was the wanton issuance of ICs and MyKads to foreigners even from as far as India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.    Many were issued ICs on the illegal basis that they were “born” again in Sabah when they were not.  It was a common story repeated and repeated again at the RCI hearings last year.

The purported claims of the Sulus and the Kiram descendants will not go away whether Sabah is part of Malaysia or independent on its own.   The purported claims will also not be settled by military means and their claims are not helped by conflicting internal disputes even amongst families.  Even Umno Sabah members are claiming to be the “Sultan of Sulu”.

The federal government and past leaders are the culprits of the insecurity problem in Sabah.  “How can we rely on the federal government to provide security” queried Dr. Jeffrey.

ATTACKED FROM M'SIA! Foreign websites detailing Taib's alleged CORRUPTION downed

The Malaysian government hacked into websites that carried reports on the book ‘Money Logging: On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia’ by Lukas Straumann, the Bruno Manser Fund (BMF) claims.

The book alleges corrupt practices on the part of former Sarawak chief minister and current Governor Abdul Taib Mahmud and his family in relation to the state’s timber industry.

A BMF statement issued yesterday says the US-based Environment News Service (ENS) reported that its websites were attacked for a report it carried on the book.

Two killed in Penampang shootout

KOTA KINABALU: The forced lockdown of Penampang Baru saw two men, believed to be suspected robbers, shot dead and a woman arrested in a shootout with police some 6km from here  on Thursday.

However, Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman will not release details of the incident at a press conference as investigations were ongoing.

Terima kasih Musa, tapi...

BEBERAPA hari lalu, Ketua Menteri, Musa Aman, telah umum bahawa warga tua atau warga emas sentiasa dibela oleh kerajaan. Bagi pihak warga emas Sabah, saya ucap terima kasih banyak-banyak Musa.

Jaminan beginilah yang kami mahu dengar dari Kerajaan. Tapi betulkah kerajaan di bawah Musa memelihara warga tua di Sabah ini? 

Apakah kemudahan baru yang telah diberikan oleh Musa kepada golongan seperti kami ini?

Baram Dam is Mega Hydro-Bomb

Genesis 1
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.”
3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning.”
26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

Where is the RM1 billion allocation for School Repairs?

Kota Kinabalu:  “Where is the RM1 billion allocation for school repairs promised by DPM Tan Sri Muhyiddin this February?  The more Sabahans and Sarawakians look at Budget 2015, the more anger and despair it generates due to the absolute neglect of the Borneo States as though they are not part of the Malaysian federation” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, querying on omission the verbal promise of the RM1 billion to rebuild 600 dilapidated schools in Sabah and Sarawak in Budget 2015.

Are Najib & Rosmah GOING TOO FAR in their sodomy vendetta against Anwar?

Written by Iskandar Dzulkarnain
Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim’s Sodomy Case appeal is coming up for hearing on Oct28th. With the Federal Court dismissing Anwar Ibrahim's final application to disqualify Shafee Abdullah as deputy public prosecutor, it is highly likely that Anwar will not escape incarceration.
Earlier, a three-member Court of Appeal bench sentenced Anwar to five years' jail, but granted him a stay on the sentence pending his appeal to the Federal Court.

Komen-Mengomen Bersama Fredolin E. Lojingki

KALI ini saya mahu komen mengenai judi yang semakin menjadi-jadi di semua daerah di Sabah.

Nampaknya tiada siapa boleh kasih kalah Sabah kalau fasal judi. Tempat perjuaidan seperti kelab-kelab perjudian yang berlesen dan siber judi ada di merata tempat.

Di kawasan Penampang sahaja berpuluh kelab rekreasi perjudian ada. Siber-siber judi pula tumbuh seperti cendawan tanpa kawalan dn kekangan.

Musa calls Sabahans not to be swayed by religions exploitists

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Chief Musa Aman has reminded the people of Sabah not to be swayed by certain quarters who tried to instigate them by using religion as a tool.

He said that these instigators had their own agenda as religious issues did not arise in Sabah, where the people lived in peace and harmony regardless of race, religion or culture.

Build Sabah Pan Borneo Highway Without Malayan For Better Quality

Kota Kinabalu:    “The Sabah government should insist that the Sabah section of the Pan Borneo Highway be built without any Malayan companies as the main contractor to avoid skimming of the contract sum and ending with lower quality roads.   It should learn from the Sarawak road quality experience” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief in commenting on Datuk Ghafur Salleh’s disclosure that UEM-MMC is to be the main contractor in Sabah unlike the Sarawak government’s insistence that no Malayan Umno companies or cronies be involved in the Sarawak section.

Ulu Sugut a perilous example on how the NCR is desecrated by developmentalist agenda” - Atama Katama

62% of the population of indigenous peoples in Sabah East Malaysia are generally not involved or consulted in planning processes and lack the resources and capacity to defend their land rights which has resulted in the further marginalization of the indigenous peoples by ‘development’ of which corporations and the wealthy elite are the main beneficiaries.

As a nation State that relies heavily on the exploitation of its natural resources for the development of its economy there is a clear tension between the rights of the indigenous to their ancestral lands and the government’s desire to utilize the natural resources.


Once upon a time there was in a small tropical nation, a ruler named Bijan. He wasn't particularly bright as a ruler, but he had a lot of distinguished advisors from the IMF and the World Bank to give him advice how to develop his country. In Bijan's country there were many nice fruit trees lining the paths leading to the fields where the people worked and to the rivers where they caught fish and bathed.

Patrol Boat Incident Poses Question over Naval Readiness to Protect Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: “The “lost and found” incident of the naval patrol boat CB204 clearly uncovers the non-readiness and unpreparedness of the Malaysian navy to protect Sabah and Sarawak in the event of any security threat.   It is a blessing in disguise and should serve as a wake-up call to the federal government to re-assess its commitment to protect Sabah and Sarawak” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief in commenting on the patrol boat incident which was found after some 30 hours of loss of contact and with its 7-man crew already starving.

How Many Of 2 Million Poor Households Are in Sabah?

Kota Kinabalu: “After a rosy announcement of an average Malaysian household income of RM5,900 per month, the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) of the Prime Minister’s Department drops a bombshell that there are 2 million or 28.7% of households earning less than RM3,000 per month. The question that begs an answer is how many of these 2 million households are in Sabah and Sarawak" said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, commenting on the announcement by the Minister in the PM’s Department on Tuesday.

Will Federal Flood Aid Come This Time?

Kota Kinabalu: “Having suffered in silence during the last December and this January devastating floods, Sabahans particularly in Kota Kinabalu, Penampang, Papar and Tuaran, should open their eyes and see for themselves the treatment they will be getting or not getting for federal flood aid” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, commenting on whether there will be federal aid in the devastating floods that hit the 4 districts and closed 8 schools on Tuesday.

It is with deep regret that in the last floods, there were hardly any federal flood aid for the victims in Sabah. 

Build Tunnel Link to Tambunan and Interior

Kota Kinabalu: “It may be a bit late but the PM cum Finance Minister should make an effort to include in Budget 2015, a tunnel link to Tambunan and the Interior and the Sabah Chief Minister and JKR Sabah should make a concerted effort to plan and secure the necessary funds for the project” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief in commenting on latest landslide at Upper Moyog, Penampang, that disrupted and brought traffic to a standstill after heavy rains.

Komen-Mengomen Bersama Fredolin E. Lojingki

Anggota Parlimen Kota Belud, Abdul Rahman Dahlan, jelaslah bukan suara dari Sabah tapi suara UMNO tulen berpaksi politik UMNO Malaya. 

Apa saja Malaya suruh cakap, dia mungkin akan cakap walaupun tidak disukai oleh rakyat Sabah sendiri. Namun kita tahu Rahman ialah Rahman - dia cakap saja apa yang akan pastikan dia disayangi oleh political master nya!

Politik cari makan dan cari pangkat bukanlah sesuatu yang asing bagi kita dalam dunia politik.

CAPS supports SHAREDA's call on MyHome Scheme

BY Ezra Haganez
KOTA KINABALU :  In conjunction with World Habitat Day yesterday, the Consumer affairs and Protection Society of Sabah (CAPS) has called on both the Federal and State Governments to pave for more affordable houses be built for locals, including the younger generation.

CAPS spokesman, Donny Yapp, in a statement said ways and means must be found to have more low-cost housing be developed instead of medium and high cost houses as the trend had been.

Actually there is no Malay race, says veteran writer

By Joe Fernandez
The Tamils in the peninsula are more Orang Asal than others except the Orang Asli.

Tamil schools in the Federation cannot be questioned because the first civilisation in the peninsula was Kadaram in Kedah which was a trading bridge between India and China.

The Kadaram people, Hindus from India, were the first to settle down in the peninsula after the Orang Asli. Kedah comes from kedai (Tamil for shop). There were many shops in Kadaram.

Komen-Mengomen Bersama Fredolin E. Lojingki

Saya ucap 'thank you' kepada Borneo Herald sebab bagi 'chance' orang tua buka cerita-cerita pengalaman sebagai orang tua di ruangan ini.

Saya ni sudah veteran pada umur menjangkau 74 saya sudah melihat segala-galanya sekurang-kurangnya di Sabah, bumi tercinta kita ini...

Badan yang sudah tua tetapi hati masih berkobar-kobar semangat ini umpama seorang jejaka melihat gadis melimpas pantang mesti mata kita melihat jua.

There is no Malaysia in Borneo, says veteran writer Fernandez

By Joe Fernandez
If you are free to enter a partnership, you are also free to leave it. If you are not free to leave a partnership, then it's not a partnership. It's occupation and re-colonization.

The issue is that Malaysia has no legitimacy in Borneo. If someone steals your land, you have to get it back. Not live as a slave on your own land with the thief.

MAWASI: Sampai Bila Bersabar? - SSPR

Ranau: Sebuah NGO, Sepakat Satu Perjuangan Ranau (SSPR), menegur kenyataan media oleh Datuk Ewon Ebin, Ahli Parlimen Ranau yang menggesa penduduk tiga kampung yang terlibat dengan masalah tanah supaya bersabar walaupun masalah telah berlarutan sejak berpuluh tahun dulu dan masih belum diselesaikan. Tiga kampong yang terlibat itu ialah Kg. Malinsau, Wayan dan Sinurai atau dikenali sebagai MAWASI.


Kes Pengambilan Tanah Adat (NCR) di Kg. Malinsau, Kg. Wayan & Kg. Sinurai, Ranau (MAWASI) oleh mantan YB ERA 70-an yang kemudiaannya geran tanah tersebut dijual oleh anaknya kepada syarikat Worthy Palms Sdn Bhd (dari Selangor).

Protect Natives Rights, Stop Eviction and Destruction of Ulu Sugut Villages

Kota Kinabalu: “The Sabah government should protect native rights to native customary lands and stop the eviction and destruction of the village lands, plants and crops in the 3 villages of Kg. Malinsau, Kg. Wayan and Kg. Sinurai in Ulu Sugut, Ranau” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief voicing out his concerns on the reported destruction of the village lands and crops by the purported registered landowner with more than 100 alleged foreigners which started on Thursday.

Syarikat Malaya rampas tanah adat Ulu Sugut

Dari wartawan lokaliti

RANAU: Perkampungan Ulu Sugut kini berada dalam krisis rampasan tanah oleh sebuah syarikat dari Malaya.
Kompeni sudah sampai di kampung dan sedang meradu getah dan tanah orang kampung.
Memang mereka cukup bersedia kerana siap dengan dua bas penuh dengan kaki pukul,6 buah kereta,2 lori dan satu hitachi.
Kami buntu kerana apabila kami hubungi wakil rakyat tiada respon. Mungkin pagi esok beberapa ekar getah akan siap diradu.

Sabah Lost More Than It Gained from Malaysia

Kota Kinabalu: “It is incredible and almost unbelievable reading the reasons and excuses given by federalist leaders from Sabah and federal leaders across the South China Sea. It is as though Sabah has never had it so good or any better if not for forming Malaysia there would be no progress and no development” asked Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, commenting on the various statements as though Sabah will be without development, be bankrupt or eaten up by its neighbours or infiltrated with Islamic State (IS) militants bent on taking over Sabah and creating an Islamic caliphate and moving back to the dark ages.

D.O. Should Not Play Politics With Excuses

Kota Kinabalu: “It is a sad day for the civil service when the District Officer tried to play politics to justify his refusal to open up the Batu Sumpah monument on Malaysia with excuses and lies. It may be better that he ask to be transferred out of Keningau to protect the good name of the Sabah civil service” said Dr. Jeffrey in response to the so-called explanation of the District Officer that STAR Sabah applied to hold the Malaysia Day commemoration service.

“If the District Officer wish to recall, I applied for permission as the State Assemblyman for Bingkor and the request was not made under STAR Sabah party as alleged by the D.O.” stressed Dr. Jeffrey.

Validity of Sedition Act is at stake, says Paulsen

gerak hapus akta hasutan 0509 840 630 100Executive Director of Lawyers for Liberty, Eric Paulsen, says that the Sedition Act 1948 was merely adopted by the then Malaya and did not pass through an existing Parliament.
As such, its validity, in a modern democracy, is questionable.
Paulsen told the Rakyat Times that prior to independence, the Sedition Ordinance was enacted in 1948 and that piece of legislation was gazetted as law.
He explained that under Article (10) (2) clearly stated that only Parliament may by law impose the restrictions on the freedom of speech.

Sabah Umno BN Leaders Need to Stand up for Sabah

Kota Kinabalu: “Sabah Umno BN leaders need to come out of their cocoons and hiding places and put the facts correct to the federal government that Sabah and Sarawak (with Singapore then) formed Malaysia on 16 September, 1963. There should be no dispute and no ambiguity to this historical fact.” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, Chairman of STAR Sabah in supporting the call by a senior Sarawak BN leader cum Minister that those who distort history should be charged with sedition.

Time to Re-build ‘Batu Sumpah’ as National Monument

Kota Kinabalu: “The “BATU SUMPAH” or Oath Stone should be relocated and rebuilt as a National Monument as it is the only constitutional document in the whole of Malaysia erected specifically for the purpose instead of being relegated as a landscaping stone in front of the District Office” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, the Assemblyman for Bingkor where the Oath Stone is located.

“Every Malaysian and even tourists can visit this historical monument. It can be the pride of the whole nation”, he said.

Sabah Sarawak Clearly Cheated If What Najib Says is True

Kota Kinabalu: “The truth behind the takeover of Sabah and Sarawak by Malaya appears to be revealed, intentionally or unintentionally, by the comparison of Sabah and Sarawak “joining” Malaysia similarly to the States of Wisconsin and Hawaii joining the original 13 States of the U.S.A. as disclosed by PM Najib on Malaysia Day in Miri” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, commenting Najib’s statement that the newer States other than the founding 13 States in U.S.A. celebrate 4th of July as their Independence Day despite joining later and that Sabah and Sarawak should accept 31 August 1957 as the Independence Day of Malaysia.

Removal of Key Words Show Government Can't be Trusted

Photo credit to 1 Suara Sabah Facebook page
Kota Kinabalu: “The removal of the key words “Kerajaan Malaysia Jamin” meaning “The Malaysian Government Guarantees” from the “Batu Sumpah” Oath Stone in Keningau shows that the Malaysian government cannot be trusted because they can change anything they want including the history of Malaysia and the rights of Sabah and Sarawak” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief.

What is the meaning and intention for the removal of the key words in the “Batu Sumpah”?

By removing the key words, the government of Malaysia can now say that they do not guarantee that religious freedom; forest and that natural resources belongs to Sabah and the safeguarding of native customs, adat and traditions. It reflects the insincere and bad intention of the government.

Why Are Federal and Sabah Govts Preventing Malaysia Day Commemoration at Batu Sumpah?

Kota Kinabalu: “Why are the federal and Sabah governments preventing Malaysia Day commemoration at the Batu Sumpah on Malaysia Day?   It is disappointing to see the police personnel turning out in full force with their Black Marias reading to stop and arrest the people from performing their commemoration rituals at the Batu Sumpah” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, who with a large crowd of hundreds who were prevented from entering the Batu Sumpah compound on Malaysia Day.

No More Empty Talk, Restore Equal Partnership to Save Malaysia

Kota Kinabalu:     “Malayan leaders, both from the BN government and the Pakatan opposition, should climb down from their high horses and stop the empty and hollow words to sweet talk Sabahans and Sarawakians on the future of Malaysia.  The time has come for all parties particularly the federal government to rectify past mistakes on the formation of Malaysia and save Malaysia before it is too late from saving it from breaking up” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, in his speech at Batu Sumpah, Keningau, on Malaysia Day, where the ceremony was being prevented from being performed by the police authorities.

Free Sabah from Malaya’s Domination and Occupation

Kota Kinabalu:    “The formation of Malaysia as a partnership through the merger of 4 sovereign entities is meaningless if Sabah continues to be occupied and dominated by the over-presence of Malayan government officers and federal government agencies” said Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan, Chairman of BHF in his Malaysia Day message at the Batu Sumpah, Keningau.

Mengapa UK tidak penjarakan pemisah Scotland?

Wong Chin Huat, Malaysia Insider
Dua hari selepas Malaysia menyambut harijadi yang ke-51, bekas kuasa penjajah kita, United Kingdom (UK) akan menghadapi saat genting hidup-matinya: pungutan suara Scotland untuk menuntut kemerdekaan.

Soalan yang cukup menghairankan kita ialah mengapa UK tidak menggunakan Akta Hasutannya untuk menahan, menyiasat, mendakwa dan mempenjarakan golongan pemisah Scotland ini?

Mahathir thinks Malays are a dishonest bunch !

PETALING JAYA: In a no holds barred message at a book launch, former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said he found it hard to trust Malays because they lacked a sense of honesty and integrity.

Mahathir said, “Malays think nothing of taking money that is not theirs. I have seen it with my own eyes. They also struggle to manage their finances well or with any degree of honesty.”

He added, ”If you take something that does not belong to you, what you are doing in essence, is stealing.”

Scots and Sabahans, share similar fate, and yet so different...

By Angus MacSwan

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday begged Scots not to rip apart the United Kingdom's "family of nations", flying to Scotland to man the barricades against a surge in support for independence eight days before a referendum.

Cameron appealed to Scots to use their heads and their hearts when they voted on Sept. 18. He reminded them of their shared history and bonds with England, Wales and Northern Ireland - twice evoking World War Two and the fight against Hitler.

Sabah Bukan Milik Malaysia

Kota Kinabalu: Kenyataan Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin bahawa Sabah milik Malaysia merupakan satu kenyataan yang menyimpang dan jauh daripada kebenaran. Malah ia boleh disifatkan sebagai berbaur penjajahan. Sejarah membuktikan bahawa Malaysia dibentuk pada 16 September 1963 oleh empat wilayah bekas jajahan British iaitu Malaya, Sabah, Sarawak dan Singapura (menarik diri dari gabungan pada tahun 1965). 

Ini bermakna bahawa Malaysia itu milik bersama Malaya, Sabah dan Sarawak. Tanpa tandatangan Sabah dan Sarawak, Malaysia tidak akan wujud di peta dunia.

Jeffrey Appeals to CM Musa to Open Up Batu Sumpah on Malaysia Day

Kota Kinabalu: “Batu Sumpah belongs to the rakyat specifically created in the Interior as a commitment of loyalty to Malaysia in terturn for the assurance that the Federal Government will honour religious freedom  (no official religion), land, forest and natural resources belongs to Sabah and the native customs, adat and traditions will be safeguarded.

“The Batu Sumpah does not belong to the government and therefor the government have no right to prevent anybody to visit and pay respect to the Monument” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, who was unhappy that the District Office has denied their request to visit the Batu Sumpah on Malaysia Day.

Scotland poise to vote for independence of UK !

The leaders of Britain's three main political parties announced a last-minute trip to Scotland on Tuesday to boost the campaign against independence after a surge in separatist support ahead of next week's referendum.

Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron and opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband agreed to skip their weekly debate in the House of Commons on Wednesday and instead head north, reflecting a new sense of urgency in the unionist camp.

SSPR Urges Action Against Threats on Sabahans

Ranau: A local NGO Pertubuhan Sepakat Satu Perjuangan, Ranau (SSPR) led by Jalibin Paidi and 26 other members have lodged a police report at the Ranau Police District Headquarters against the threats to kill Sabahans and Sarawakians.

According to Jalibin, the police report was lodged against a group that called themselves as 'Semenanjung Malaysia ANTI Sabah & Sarawak' that issued extreme threats against the lives of Sabahans in the Peninsula and can disrupt the peace and harmony of civil society in Malaysia.

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