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Khamis, 26 Mei 2011

Khamis, Mei 26, 2011

(Profile) Makcik Hajjah Sitt Al-Wuzara Hina Islam?

Blog Hina Islam, Perkasa tampil lapor polis
(Free Malaysia Today)

PETALING JAYA: Pertubuhan Pribumi Perkasa Malaysia (Perkasa) akan membuat laporan polis berhubung satu entri blog yang didakwa menghina agama Islam dengan memaparkan gambar seekor jerung di atas Kaabah selain menggunakan kata-kata yang menghina agama tersebut.

Entri blog itu dikesan pada Isnin lalu dengan menggunakan nama Makcik Hajjah Sitt Al-Wuzara atau

Malah sebuah akaun laman sosial Facebook turut dikesan menggunakan profil ‘Makcik Hajjah Sitt Al-Wuzara’.

Ketika dihubungi FMT, Ketua Wira Perkasa Irwan Fahmi berkata laporan akan dibuat di Ibu Pejabat Polis Dang Wangi (IPD), Kuala Lumpur jam 3.30 petang ini. Laporan polis itu dijangka telah dibuat apabila berita ini ditulis.

Menurut Irwan, beliau dan Presiden Perkasa Datuk Ibrahim Ali telah membaca entri blog terbabit dan menyifatkan ia satu tindakan yang tidak bermoral dengan menghina Islam yang merupakan agama rasmi negara ini.

Irwan berkata laporan itu untuk mendesak pihak polis dan Suruhanjaya Komunikasi dan Multimedia Malaysia (SKMM) untuk menyiasat lebih lanjut dan mengambil tindakan sewajarnya terhadap pemilik atau jurublog tersebut.

“Ia satu penghinaan yang sangat kurang ajar dan melampau batasan. Saya minta orang yang bertanggungjawab hormati agama Islam.Maka kami mahu desak pihak polis untuk membuat siasatan lanjut. Kalau boleh letak orang yang terbabit dalam ISA…..kerana tiada toleransi bila membabitkan hal agama.

“Kita perlu tegas kerana ia soal agama. Bagaimana jika perkara ini berlaku kepada agama lain?,” soalnya.

Irwan berkata selain entri blog itu, Perkasa turut membuat laporan berhubung tindakan Timbalan Menteri Pelajaran Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong yang memprotes ekoran dakwaan berlakunya salah urus dalam pengagihan biassiswa oleh pegawai Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA).

Masalah biasiswa

Semuanya tercetus apabila timbul dakwaan bahawa 363 pelajar yang memperoleh kesemua A+ gagal memperoleh biasiswa daripada JPA.

Menurut Irwan tindakan memprotes itu tidak wajar memandangkan ia adalah satu keputusan kabinet.

“MCA jangan mahu kaitkan keputusan kabinet dengan nyatakan baru-baru ini bahawa pemuda MCA tidak akan bersama kerajaan lagi. Saya mahu tanya masa pilihan raya umum lalu MCA menang banyakkah? Maka saya minta MCA jangan ganggu apa yang sudah diputuskan biar JPA laksanakan tugas,”katanya.

Sehubungan dengan itu, menurut Irwan Perkasa menyokong penuh kenyataan Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz bahawa kerajaan sedia memberi 12,000 biasiswa untuk membantu pelajar menamatkan ijazah pertama, sekaligus mengetepikan dakwaan Wee itu.

Isnin, 4 April 2011

Isnin, April 04, 2011

Campaign for setting up RCI on illegel immigrants in Sabah

Sabah opposition groups step up campaign for RCI
By Michael Kaung - Free Malaysia Today

KOTA KINABALU: A signature campaign is underway in Sabah aimed at convincing Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry on the illegal immigrant issue.

The campaign is jointly led by the four main opposition parties – Sabah Progressive People (SAPP), DAP, PKR and PAS. Leaders of the four parties carried out a public signature campaign at the popular weekly Gaya Street open market here yesterday.

SAPP Youth chief, Edward Dagul, said that the setting up of the RCI was vital as it is a long-term problem faced by all Sabahans and there was no reason why the federal government should smother the issue.

“We believe that Sabahans prefer to have an RCI on the illegal immigrants issue rather than on the sex tape,” he said in reference to calls by pro-government leaders to probe the alleged sex tape involving opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim.

The signature campaign comes to an end this week and the group plans to present it to Najib in parliament on Tuesday or Wednesday. “If we can’t meet him then, we’ll catch him another time … We want to have a final word from him because the PTI (immigrant) issue in Sabah seems to be an unending issue,” said Dagul.

Home Affairs Minister, Hishamuddin Tun Hussein, has already brushed off a call for a RCI saying it will be useless to have one.

Meanwhile, DAP Api-Api vice-chairman, Henry Shim said they were worried that the surge in the population of Sabah had irreversibly tilted the balance of political power.

“The non Muslim natives and Chinese comprise over 60% of the 500,000 people who agreed to the formation of the Federation of Malaysia in 1963.

“Today, Sabah which registered the highest growth rate of more than five percent during the 70s and 80s saw illegal immigrants systematically legalised and entered into the electoral roll.

“The average growth rate for Malaysia was about 2.5 percent,” he said.

New Bumiputeras

He said Sarawak, which started with more people than Sabah in the 60s, was overtaken by Sabah now with about 3.2 million as compared to Sarawak with under three million people.

He cited that two authors, M D Mutalib in his book ‘Project IC’ and Dr Chong Eng Leong in his ”Lest We Forget’ outlined the alleged modus operandi of the government in legalising illegal immigrants to ensure the non Muslim community in Sabah is less than the Muslim Bumiputeras.

“DAP Sabah has brought up this matter in Parliament. DAP legislators including Lim Kit Siang have raised this matter over and over again, the latest during the March 2011 parliamentary sitting where he moved a motion to establish an RCI on the illegal immigrant and recommended that the commission be headed by former Suhakam vice-chairman and former Sabah state secretary, Simon Sipaun.

“We urge all BN component parties and their leaders to search their conscience on this very important matter. Is it worth winning an election with the help of the new Bumiputeras at the expense of the indigenous people and non Muslim community in Sabah?” asked Henry.

He added that the Pakatan Rakyat’s Orange Book of “Buku Jingga” is very clear on the matter.

“The Pakatan Rakyat government will establish an RCI to investigate the problem and lay out recommendations on solving the problems.

“In other words, we the people of Sabah must first embrace Pakatan Rakyat in the 13th general election so that we can do something about illegal immigrant problem,” he said.

PKR youth chief, Jeffrey Jomion, said that they were hoping for members from the ruling party to join hands with the opposition in addressing the illegal immigrants problems.

“We are not here to condemn Umno. We are here to solve the foreign workers issue and we had hope for a cooperation from the government,” he said.

He added that the foreign workers issue in Sabah was a national issue that needs to be addressed by all parties, including the government.

My 2-cents: We had enough of all this illegal immigrants. We want the government to do something on it. How long more do we Sabahan will have to endure all of the problems created by the increasing number of illegal immigrants in Sabah? If you haven't sign the campaign please do so. It is everyone responsibility.

Ahad, 27 Mac 2011

Ahad, Mac 27, 2011

Time to terminate Taib’s terrible temper tantrums

It seems Taib Mahmud will have to face so many people in this time Sarawak State election. This is something very interesting to watch closely as this will also influences the people sentiment in the North Borneo or Sabah. The fall of Barisan Nasional in Sarawak will definitely will influences the voting pattern in Sabah. Let us pay more attention to the Sarawak state election.

Time to terminate Taib’s terrible temper tantrums

Written by Mariam Mokhtar, Malaysia Chronicle

The battle for Sarawak’s hearts and minds moved up one gear when its Chief Minister, Taib Mahmud, entered the cyber-battle arena with a proliferation of near identical sites about Sarawak, all praising himself and BN.

This is Taib venturing to do battle with Clare Rewcastle Brown, the author of ‘Sarawak Report’. ‘Sarawak Report’ is a website which is dedicated to listing Taib’s billions, which he sequestered from the state, through three decades of rule.

Taib’s sites have a two pronged effect. The first is to present soviet-style propaganda items about Taib ‘developing’ the state. The second aims to discredit ‘Sarawak Report’.

It is alleged that the master-mind of Taib’s cyber-war campaign, is Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu’s (PBB) Information Youth Chief, Abdul Aziz Adenan Satem. Abdul Aziz is the son of Adenan Satem, Taib’s PBB Information Chief – once married to Taib’s sister Zainab. This is Taib’s trademark. He keeps matters all within the family.

One of Taib’s websites, set up within the past few days, exploits Clare’s ‘Sarawak Report’ by producing a cheap knock-off, of the original. Everything Taib does for the Sarawak people and for Sarawak is of poor quality, unlike what he manages to achieve for himself.

Unsuspecting people eager to learn about Taib’s corruption may have inadvertently typed in this knock-off site. This imitation site will only promote Taib and BN’s achievements in Sarawak. Nothing will be mentioned of the land grabs and abuse of the Sarawakians.

Taib is a bully and likes to get his own way. He is trying to undermine Clare’s disclosures about Taib’s corruption. Taib is also desperate and is trying to distract attention from the detailed list of Taib’s crimes against the state.

Taib’s cyber-war has received its first casualty - the proof-reader on the Borneo Post payroll. He was sacked in accordance with a directive which originated from Taib’s office.

It appears that the employee had made a genuine error, and mistakenly corrected the knock-off title, thinking it was a spelling error perhaps. He then renamed the website to, which is Clare’s website which exposes Taib’s corruption and abuses.

Taib’s efforts at cyber-weaponry, to promote himself were undermined as online readers flocked to the original ‘Sarawak Report’.

No employee should be treated in such an offhand manner. But Taib is not a normal employer. Taib is ruthless, with a family and cronies who are willing to defend him. They will use physical and verbal assaults, if neccessary.

Last August, the veteran editor of the Sarawak Tribune who published the damming article on Taib, called “Is Taib Mahmud testing the waters?” received a blistering reprimand from Hanifah, Taib’s daughter, which lasted till the early hours of the morning.

In addition to the verbal onslaught, Paul Si was suspended for a couple of weeks with rumours that he was possibly sacked. Hanifah had no official designation with the paper.

People like Taib are not just addicted to power, they are also vain and are desperate to learn what people think of them. Unfortunately, they only like to hear nice things being said about them.

A few months later, in November, the ‘Sarawak Report’ photographer was assaulted by an employee of Taib’s family. The photographer was taking pictures of people entering and leaving their posh apartment in London’s uptown Hyde Park.

The Taib family’s driver came out of Taib’s black Mercedes and grabbed the photographer by her neck and forced her to erase the photographs contained in her camera until she was rescued by an onlooker.

The Taibs do not appreciate their whereabouts or possessions being publicised. Violence and intimidation also inhabit their personal lives.

‘Sarawak Report’ is doing a good job in unnerving Taib. Taib is used to tangible forms of opposition where he can slur, discredit, intimidate, imprison or eliminate if necessary.

Taib seems lost when it comes to fighting in cyber-`space. He looks like a tired, mangy old horse which should have been put out to pasture a long time ago.
Ahad, Mac 27, 2011

Rosmah Mansur is Malaysia First Lady???

Oh..No! It must be a mistake but then again.. read the following article.

Nazri, Najib slammed for not daring to say 'NO' to Rosmah
Written by Azmaine Amin, Malaysia Chronicle

Pakatan Rakyat leaders slammed Minister in Prime Minister's Department Nazri Aziz for insisting that it was legitimate for Rosmah Mansor to use the title of First Lady of Malaysia, accusing him of pandering to his boss's wife instead of standing up for national protocol and the Federal Constitution which clearly states the title belongs to the wife of the King.

So far, the Queen has maintained a dignified silence on the matter while Rosmah and her minders have fough tooth and nail to defend themselves from public ridicule.

Rosmah is the 60-year old wife of Prime Minister Najib Razak. So far, of all the prime ministers' wives, she is regarded as the least popular. The public perceives her to be brash and overly ambitious.

Even when Najib was just the deputy prime minister, her shopping sprees were legendary with top-notch boutiques at the swanky Petronas Twin Towers reportedly closing their doors specially to accomodate her and her group of intimate friends.

For years, speculation has buzzed around town about the number of bags and shoes she would snap up at any one time, while her friends would carry brief cases stacked with cash to pay the bills.

“It is a violation of our protocol and principles," Seri Setia assemblyman Nik Nazmi told Malaysia Chronicle.

He also referred to her abuse of the PM's office by inserting her own First Lady of Malaysia or FLOM unit and staffing it with officers paid with taxpayers' funds when there were no provisions for such an expense.

'Grabbing' ways, but only an "officer"

In large part, Rosmah's grab of FLOM title hit a raw nerve with the public due to their concerns over her extravagant ways. While many Malaysians said they did not wish to be represented by her, what most really feared were the exorbitant bills that she might rack up if no one complained or protested.

According to PKR women's chief Zuraida Kamaruddin, Rosmah was "only an officer for the Prime Minister", and not entitled to any fancy positions or official budgets such as the RM4.5 million allocation granted by her husband for the First Ladies Conference held in Kuala Lumpur last year.

"Can an officer also campaign and also make multiple and excessive promises using the government's money during elections which until today, not a single promise has been kept. Is there any special protocol code exclusively for the wife prime minister that we do not know about," Zuraida asked in a statement to the press.

She also blasted Nazri for "playing safe", "spinning the truth" and "manipulating the consitution" just to defend Rosmah.

Indeed, Rosmah's ambition is well known. During recent visits by US State Secretary Hillary Clinton and Australian PM Julia Gillard, Najib was ill with chicken pox and could not meet them. Rosmah had insisted on taking his place - displacing other Cabinet ministers who could better deputize for him.

"Nobody gave her the post. She grabbed it for herself and the aggression that she has shown so far is unprecedented. Now even after the public has protested, instead of moving back into the shadows, she still wants to fight and is getting her lackeys to defend her. We are disappointed with both Nazri and Najib for not standing up to her," PRK vice president Tian Chua told Malaysia Chornicle.

Earlier in Parliament, Nazri insisted he could not understand why allowing Rosmah to use the title First Lady should be confusing.

"There is no need for confusion on this in terms of the law," Nazri told his fellow MPs in the august House on Monday.

“The First Lady is the wife of the chief executive of the country, which is the wife of the PM. So as in the UK previously when Tony Blair was PM, then Cherie Blair his wife was First Lady. In Japan, they have the emperor and empress but the First Lady is the wife of the PM."

Selasa, 22 Mac 2011

Selasa, Mac 22, 2011

Malaysian top politician on sex video???

Top politician caught in sex video

Video footages showing a man, resembling a top opposition leader having sex with a woman, said to be a foreign prostitute, have emerged.

The black and white 30-minute video clip, which showed the supposedly high profile Member of Parliament engaged in various compromising positions, is set to rock the Malaysian political scene.

The video recorded on Feb 2Top Malaysian Politican caught on sex video1 was found in a hotel room in Kuala Lumpur. The video was obviously recorded with high-quality equipment as the images were very clear and sharp.

The face of the top politician could be clearly identified in the video. From her features, the woman appeared to be East Asian.

Senior members of the media, were taken in batches to a room in the luxurious Carcosa Seri Negara individually to view the footages by a group of unknown people led by a man who only wanted to be identified as Datuk T.

Before the screening, the journalists were told to surrender their wallets, mobile phones, cameras, notebooks, pens and also made to wear robes over their clothes before they were allowed into the room.

Datuk T said the politician and his wife must step down from politics within a week if they do not want to see the video being distributed to the public.

He said the video showed that the politician was not the pious person with high moral value and integrity as portrayed by him and was not fit to be a leader.

Datuk T who claimed to be "an insider", claimed that he was asked by the politician to search for his missing Omega watch in the room, where the sex act had taken place.

He said he had searched for the watch but could not find it on the table.

"I looked for it behind the dresser. I was shocked to find many strands of wires behind. Upon close inspection, I found four well-hidden CCTV cameras."

"I tried to open the two dresser drawers and found that one was locked. I prised open the locked drawer and found an active CCTC recorder."

"I disconnected the wiring and took the recorder out of the hotel," Datuk T said, adding that no one had the recording except him.

Journalists who saw the video confirmed that the person in it looks like the top opposition politician.

Part of the video showed the man receiving oral sex from the woman before having sex with her in a variety of positions.

The video also showed the man going to the bathroom and the woman wiping her self with tissue paper and later going through the man's belongings. It showed that she took the watch.

Datuk T showed journalists the watch which he claimed was retrieved by his group, whose members he refused to identify.

Meanwhile, with text messages and emails about the video spreading like wildfire, Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leaders denied that the man in a sex video that emerged today is Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

"This is a doctored video of Anwar," Malaysian Insider quoted PKR communications director Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad.

"It is not Datuk Seri Anwar. This is another attempt by Barisan Nasional to give the public a perception of him as being an immoral person that is incapable of leading the nation," PAS political bureau member Khalid Samad said.

"PKR vice-president Chua Tian Chang also claimed that Barisan Nasional (BN) has become desperate, "shifting from major issues such as elections and policies to personal attacks."


Sabtu, 19 Mac 2011

Sabtu, Mac 19, 2011

Traveling from Sandakan to Tawau

I'm writing this items from Tawau. Traveling from Sandakan to Tawau by bus this morning and the journey took around 5 to 6 hours on bus to Tawau. The bus fare from Sandakan to Tawau is RM 42.00 for aiconditioned bus.

Although the bus I took today was agSandakan to Tawau bus fare,Sandakan bus station,Tawau bus station,PGA in Sabah,travel to Tawau,Diving in Tawau,fishing in Tawau,tourist guide tawau,etawau.coming but everything still functioning very well. They even have DVD player but they us USB drive to run the movie. I think they downloaded the entire length of the movie into the USB drive. Wow..that solve the problem of bumpy road, should they use real DVD it won't go that well on a bumpy road.

The weather in Sandakan was not so good this morning. The weather in Tawau was fine this afternoon and I think that will be good to those who are going for their fishing or diving trip in Tawau. Truly so, I saw many tourists roaming Tawau city this afternoon. I believe this is a good development, more tourists coming to Tawau means more business for the local people.

Now the journey from Sandakan to Tawau was not so pleasant as due to bad weather recently there are too much pot-holes on the road and the bus I was traveling with have to go slow to avoid those holes and uneven road.

I was lucky, the driver was good, he doesn't seems someone who are easily gets irritated or grumpy. That is a quality that a must have to all bus driver. He didn't smoke in the bus although he is a smoker. But I saw him eating candies to stop the urge to smoke while driving.

The only thing I didn't love so much was the music was too loud. And all the musics or songs that was played are Indonesian songs, all kinds of Dangdut and much more. Mostly from Indonesian band by the name 'Kangen Band'. Yes, I could understand the reason behind it. About 60% of the passengers was Indonesian.

As we approaching Tawau city, I can see the environment changes drastically. The city now looks much more like Indonesian and Filipino city than a city belong to the local. I think, a take over is going to happen when the immigrants from Indonesia and Philippines outnumber the local people.

It wouldn't surprise me even a bit if that happen. The government does not seems serious about doing something on this issue. Last time, I still remember there are Pasukan Gerak Am (PGA) checkpoint in Mile 32, Sandakan and near the junction to Semporna and Tawau, but now those checkpoints are no longer exist. Do they think it is not needed anymore?

I have no idea why the government no longer stationed the PGA officers there to carry out the checking on travelers document such as passport and Identity Card (IC). I think the need for it is even much greater now then before as the number of immigrants coming into the state of Sabah is increasing at an amazing speed.

With all of this issue going on unsolved by the government, I can see the event that occurred in West Kalimantan not so long ago between the Dayak community and Madura community may happen in Sabah. We hope that we don't have to come to that level.

Selasa, 1 Mac 2011

Selasa, Mac 01, 2011

Changing Regime -

1. The people of Tunisia and Egypt have overthrown their Governments. A number of people have been killed in the process. More will follow before the uprisings will be over. Now comes the problem of setting up new Governments which would make the struggle and the sacrifices worthwhile. If the new Governments fail then all the struggles and sacrifices would have been in vain.
changing regime uprising in Egypt and Tunisia2. I am sure that the people would want to see a democratic Government, a Government of the people, by the people, for the people.

3. This sounds great but Government by the people will not be so easy. You cannot have the people directly governing themselves. You will need to have a new constitution and political parties which will enable representatives of the people to form the Government. For this, elections will have to be held. Unfortunately elections can be manipulated.

4. There will be a rush to grab for power by nationalists and by opportunists. It will not always be the good people who will win to form Governments. The idea of people choosing their leaders sounds very democratic but the people may not be savvy as to the quality of the candidates. Sectarian loyalties, money and narrow-mindedness may bring instability, economic regression and even anarchy.

5. The administrative machinery would need to be revamped and retrained as they would not be familiar with the democratic system. The police and military will have to understand professionalism i.e. that they will be the permanent part of the Government as against the elected Government which will last only as long as they manage to retain the support of the people.

6. The professional administrators, military and police must learn to be subservient to the elected Governments even when they are changed by the electorate through periodic elections. Their political affiliations will be private as they will have to serve whichever party forms the Government. It is going to be hard. The temptation to seize power will plague the minds of many.

7. Both the elected and permanent members of the Government will wield power to some degree. Power corrupts and will affect the performance of the Government. It is not necessary that the Government which replaces the old regime will be free from corruption. The people may have to try to remove the Government again and again with no certainty the replacements would be any better.

8. I pray and hope that the people who had suffered so much under the old regimes and suffered more in their present struggle will be rewarded with Governments that they had dreamed off.
Selasa, Mac 01, 2011

Bob Lokman joined Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS)

May be some of you still remember Bob Lokman. We haven't heard much from Bob Lokman recently but I think now we will hear more news about him. He joined Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) and become one of PAS influential speaker. Congratulations Bob Lokman, we will support you all the way.

I don't have much info about him at the moment but I found one of his video on youtube for you. Please enjoy Bob Lokman video below. If you wishes to get more information about Bob Lokman you may visit Bob Lokman blog.

Isnin, 28 Februari 2011

Isnin, Februari 28, 2011

Raja Petra Kamarudin (RPK) public lecture in Sydney

VENUE: New Law School Lecture Theatre 101, University of Sydney

DATE: 11 March 2011

TIME: 5.00pm to 7.00pm

PIONEERING blog activist Raja Petra Kamarudin, who has accused the wife of Malaysia's Prime Minister of being present at the scene of a high-profile and horrific murder, will soon speak in Sydney.

The editor and chief writer of the Malaysia Today blog - from which he launched his infamous attack on PM Najib Razak and his wife, Rosmah Mansor - is now chairman of the Malaysian Civil Liberties Movement, a political group that is gearing for the next federal elections as the "third force" in Malaysian politics, to be reckoned with on both sides of the political divide.

MCLM was registered formally on October 30, 2010 in London, born of the Malaysian Civil Liberties Society, which for six years was refused official status in the country of its birth.

The stakes are high - a bit more than two years ago, Malaysia's Opposition coalition broke for the first time a two-thirds parliamentary majority that had allowed the government to re-write the Constitution at will.

What are MCLM's objectives?

Will MCLM work towards a united opposition front that draws together all political parties campaigning against a race-based, corrupt and crony-ridden government - or will it divide voter support for an established anti-government alliance that made historic electoral gains in 2008?

What are the fundamental differences between RPK and Anwar Ibrahim, the former deputy prime minister who is now a leading voice in the opposition alliance?

Will they overcome these differences for the greater objective of wresting power from BN?

RPK says he has the answers to these and other vexing questions about his latest foray into Malaysian politics.

Meet Malaysia's mercurial blog activist and political agitator at University of Sydney on March 11, 2011.

Attendance is free and on a first come, first served basis.
Source: Malaysia-Today.Net
Isnin, Februari 28, 2011

Sulu's New Sultan

At first I was thinking whether or not to publish this e-mail. I received it in my inbox and also in my other e-mail inbox. I don't know how this e-mail got there but I think it is fine and should be OK for me to share it with you guys. Actually I am pretty impressed with the points that been raised in this article. Most of it are very true.

Lifted out from my inbox, email from Atama Katama

Sulu's New Sultan

Last night, I had a tequila session with my Sifu. Among other topics in our conversation, the issue of Akjan proclaiming himself Sultan of Sulu took center stage. My Sifu directed me to The North Borneo Dispute which the following excerpts are lifted.

On 23 January 1878, the Ruler of Sulu, Sultan Jamalul Alam leased Sabah (formerly known as North Borneo) to Gustavus Von Overbeck for an annual rent of equivalent 5,000 dollars through Von Overbeck’s trading partner Alfred Dent. It was also recorded that as late as 2004 this amount of money (USD1,500 per year) was still being paid to the heirs of the Sulu Sultan by the Malaysian Embassy in The Philippines.

The keyword in the written agreement was “Pajak” which if translated literally means “Lease”. It was also explicitly written thatthe rights to Sabah cannot be transferred to any other nation or anyone else without the Sulu Sultan’s express consent.

The Spaniards in Manila eventually took control of the entire Sulu Sultanate; and in 1885, Great Britain, Germany, and Spain signed the Madrid Protocol confirming Spanish influence over everything in The Philippines except Sabah which belongs to the Sultanate.

Great Britain was reminded by America in official black and white in 1906 and 1920 that Sabah does not belong to Great Britain; and was and is at all materially times legally and legitimately part and parcel of the Sulu Sultanate.

The British Government, however as we all know, arrogantly and unilaterally did turn Sabah into a Crown-leased Colony on 10 July 1946 even though there was a declaration by Chief Justice C. F. C. Makaskie of the High Court of North Borneo on 19 December 1939 in a civil suit filed by Dayang Dayang Hadji Piandao and 8 other heirs of the Sulu Sultan including Putlih Tarhata Kiram that the successor of the Sulu Sultan in the territory of Sabah was Punjungan Kiram and not Great Britain!

The 1941 Constitution of The Philippines states specifically that the national territory of The Philippines includes “all other areas which belong to the Philippines on the basis of historical rights or legal claims”.

Even before Sabah joined Malaya, Sarawak, and Singapore to form Malaysia on 16 September 1963, numerous delegations were sent by The Philippines to London reminding the British Government that Sabah belongs to the Philippines.

On 12 September 1962, the territory of Sabah and the full sovereignty, title and dominion over the territory were ceded by the then reigning Sulu Ruler, Sultan Muhammad Esmail E. Kiram 1 to the Republic of the Philippines during the Presidency of Diosdado Macapagal.

The cession effectively gave The Philippines Government full authority to pursue their claim in the International Court of Justice in The Hague. But until today, Malaysia continues to consistently reject The Philippines’s calls to refer the matter to the ICJ.

Immediately preceding the formation of Malaysia, two commissions of enquiry visited Sabah and Sarawak in order to establish the state of public opinion regarding merger with Malaya and Singapore. However, the commissions were never mandated to address the legal status of Sabah nor were they referendums in the proper sense.

The first commission known as the Cobbold Commission was established by the Malayan and British governments and was headed by Lord Cobbold, along with two representatives of Malaya and Britain – but none from the territories under investigation.

The Commission found that 'About one third of the population of each territory i.e. Sabah and Sarawak strongly favours early realisation of Malaysia without too much concern over terms and conditions. Another third, many of them favourable to the Malaysia project, ask, with varying degrees of emphasis, for conditions and safeguards. The remaining third is divided between those who insist upon independence before Malaysia is considered and those who would strongly prefer to see British rule continue for some years to come.

Indonesia and The Philippines rejected the findings of the Cobbold Commission and in 1963, a tripartite meeting was held in Manila between Indonesian President Soekarno, Philippines President Diosdado Macapagal and Malayan Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman. The meeting agreed to petition the UN to send another commission of enquiry and The Philippines and Indonesia agreed to drop their objection to the formation of Malaysia if the new commission found popular opinion in the territories in favour.

The UN Mission to Borneo found ‘a sizeable majority of the people' in favour of joining Malaysia but Indonesia and The Philippines subsequently rejected the report's findings and Indonesia continued its semi-military policy of konfrontasi towards Malaysia – the report in effect sealed the creation of Malaysia.


The following are questions by me and answers by my Sifu:-

Atama Katama:

Sifu, can you give an analogy to best describe the whole situation?


A Landlord called Jamalul leased an apartment to a Tenant called Overbeck for a monthly rent of $5,000. The written agreement stated that Overbeck cannot sub-lease the apartment or sell the lease without Jamalul’s permission.

But the Tenant despite the prohibition did illegally sell the lease to a 2nd Tenant called Great Britain who later also illegally sold the lease to a 3rd Tenant called Malaysia.

And in between the 2nd and 3rd Tenants, Jamalul transferred all his rights and interests to a new Landlord called The Philippines. The new Landlord now wants back the apartment but the 3rd Tenant Malaysia refuses to leave. The new Landlord wants to take the matter to the International Court of Justice at The Hague but the 3rd Tenant Malaysia also refuses to go there.

Atama Katama:

Sifu, why do you think the 3rd Tenant Malaysia dare not go to the International Court of Justice and consistently ignored The Philippines?


You don’t need to be a Queen’s Counsel to know the answer to that question. That’s because the 3rd Tenant Malaysia will lose the case and the apartment will definitely be returned to The Philippines.

As for ignoring The Philippines, that’s because Malaysia knows The Philippines is economically and militarily weak.

You will see a totally different reaction if an angry Indonesia makes demands.

It was like Hong Kong when the late Deng Xiao Ping told Margaret Thatcher in private that if Great Britain does not leave Hong Kong, the Chinese Army will overrun Hong Kong in three (3) days. Hong Kong was eventually returned to China on 1 July 1997.

History will tell you that a lot of world problems today were caused by Great Britain in the past e.g. the Middle East, Africa,Indian Sub-Continent and etc. Even within the United Kingdom, the Scottish, Welsh, and Irish people are pissed withEngland.

Atama Katama:

What about the voices of the population during the times of the 1st Tenant Overbeck and 2nd Tenant Great Britain who agree to let the 3rd Tenant Malaysia take over?


Let me give you another analogy: I am the registered legal and legitimate owner of a bus. One day you leased the bus from me and drove around town picking up and dropping off passengers along the way for profit. Let us say that the passengers love your driving so much that they want to stay with you for life. Does that mean you can sell my bus?

Coming back to your question, the passengers can choose which driver to move the bus, but the apartment will forever be owned by The Philippines. And this also means that even if the people of Sabah today want to stay on with Malaysia, Sabah is still the legal and legitimate territory of The Philippines under International Law.

I suggest you read the Judgments of the International Court of Justice with regards to the following cases:-

a. Malaysia vs Indonesia in re Sipadan and Ligitan Islands

b. Malaysia vs Singapore in re Pulau Batu Puteh or Pedra Branca

Atama Katama:

After Akjan proclaimed himself Sultan of Sulu a little while back, the following people:-

Edward Dagul of SAPP
Ronnie Klassen of PKR
Azman Ruslan of UMNO
Webley Disim of PBS

Lodge police reports alleging that Akjan:

1.Is holding dual nationalities

2.A threat to national security

3.Has questioned the sovereignty of Sabah and Malaysia

Sifu, what do you think of that?


I do not know Akjan personally; but I heard from reliable sources that he made a fortune selling genuine Malaysian Identity Cards to hundreds of thousands of unqualified people and that Akjan himself is holding one such Identity Card which explains why Akjan was once detained under the Internal Security Act.

Have you seen Akjan’s Ferrari Supercar before…?

Now back to the three issues that you have raised.

Malaysia is one of the few remaining countries in the world that does not allow dual nationalities for no good reasons. I do know of many countries that allow even multiple nationalities. What is wrong with that? Don’t tell me that having dual nationalities is a crime against humanity…!

Let me tell you about two people

Penang-born Jimmy Choo the shoemaker in London was awarded OBE short for Officer of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II. How come nobody lodge police report against him…?

Kota Kinabalu-born Penny Wong a current Australian Federal Government Minister. How come no complaints too…?

Haven’t you read that millions of disgusted Malaysians have ditched their citizenships?

Coming back to Akjan’s dual nationality, all Akjan needs to do is to renounce either one – that’s assuming that Akjan really does have two nationalities. They can’t hang Akjan for that!

Next issue is that the Sultanate of Sulu had ceased to exist when every inch of territory was ceded on 12 September 1962 to the Government of The Philippines.

As Akjan had declared himself Sultan of a defunct Sulu Sultanate of The Philippines; under international law, Akjan has challenged the sovereignty and constitution of the Republic of The Philippines and thereby can be assume to post a threat to the national security of The Philippines - not Sabah or Malaysia. Remember, it was the government of The Philippines being the successor-in-title of the defunct Sulu Sultanate that is claiming Sabah – not Akjan.

Only the government of The Philippines has the locus standi or legal standing to request the Malaysian government to arrest and extradite Akjan to The Philippines for investigation and prosecution – not any Edward, Ronnie, Azman, or Webley.

These four people have not just got the issues totally wrong but have also, when they lodged police reports, exposed themselves to the danger of being sued for defamation by Akjan. And from my experience in a court of real justice, they will lose even their underwear.

Enough for tonight, I have finished all the edible food in your fridge; you know I can’t talk with an empty stomach. Fill up your fridge and I will come again.


My Sifu has spoken volumes and before he left, I was advised to leave no comments on the following people:

1. Edward Dagul of SAPP – I have no quarrel with you or SAPP
2. Ronne Klassen of PKR – you are a personal friend of my Sifu
3. Azman Ruslan of UMNO – my Sifu suspect that you were once his friend. Are you Azman bin Haji Ruslan formerly of Kampung Bayangan in Keningau and a lawyer graduated from Universiti Islam Antarabangsa?

As for Webley Disim of PBS, I direct the following comments to you and you alone:

If you understand what my Sifu has said, do you realize now how really stupid you are when you lodged a police report againstAkjan? You have already made a complete fool of yourself when you lodged a police report against me.

It seems to me that you have a kick of putting both your feet into your mouth. You are an absolute disgrace to the schools that you went to and the teachers who once taught you. I hope Akjan sue the “sh…t” out of you and leave you with no underwear!

“Avangtang Tangtuu”

25th February 2011

Sabtu, 29 Januari 2011

Sabtu, Januari 29, 2011

Malaysia's Voting Via Proxy System???

Malaysia vote via proxy systemIt was reported in the newspaper recently that the Malaysian Election Commission (EC) came up with a proposal about vote via proxy system. If this proposal is given a 'thumps up' for implementation, one can vote for other people in the next election. It means that somebody may cast a vote during the election.

Now this proposal seems good on the paper but it is simply unacceptable. Having this voting via proxy system, possibility of somebody cast a vote for you, without your knowledge or without your consent will be the main problem. Even now there are so many cases where somebody is using your name to vote in the election and by having this system this issues will be a 'volcano'.

The EC should not go ahead with this proposal as I think this proposal is down right stupid and undermine the democracy system in Malaysia. How can you make sure this voting via proxy is not going to be manipulated or misused by some irresponsible politicians or parties in Malaysia?

So EC please respect the voters and be just in implementing any system. Vote is a personal right. Vote via proxy system is unacceptable.

Selasa, 25 Januari 2011

Selasa, Januari 25, 2011

Atama Katama Vs PBS Youth - The Clash of Rapper And Politicians

KOTA KINABALU: Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) vice president Datuk Herbert T Lagadan is worried about the numerous cases of slandering in Sabah.

The Kadamaian assemblyman opined that this trend started after the entry of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) into Sabah.

He said this when commenting on the sketch posted by local hip-hop artist Atama Katama on the social network page Facebook which allegedly had defamed PBS president Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman and Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun.

Herbert in a statement yesterday said, “with the entry of PKR and its violent culture of politics into Sabah, it is most disturbing and worrisome phenomenon to see that many individuals nowadays resort to acts of slandering others in the name of freedom of expression.

“I find it very difficult to understand why so many well-educated people nowadays cannot behave decently but instead choose to indulge in character assassination. Would their next course of action be to commit murder?” the Assistant Community Service and Consumer Affairs Ministerasked.

He pointed out that in Christian teachings, slandering is a sin and within the Dusunic community, one will need to pay a ‘sogit’ if he or she had slandered someone out of hatred.

“For what reason has Andrew Ambrose Mudi succumbed to slandering his own paramount leader the Huguan Siou?

“Does Andrew think that he is more perfect than Pairin or Musa or Masidi? Would his renowned and respectful late father have approved of his son’s action?” Herbert said.

He also added that a civilized person would respect another’s right to have different opinion without having to resort to slandering.

Last Friday, PBS Youth lodged a police report against local KadazanDusun hip-hop artist Atama Katama for posting the sketch which they claimed was done in “bad taste”.

They also wanted the police to investigate and find out the real identity of Atama Katama and to take action on the culprit.

According to its deputy chief, Webley Disim, they believed Atama Katama was suggesting Pairin was trying to fool the KadazanDusunMurut (KDM) by organizing Kaamatan celebrations to keep them silent.

“We hope Atama Katama will come forward and apologise for what he had done in Facebook, otherwise we will take legal action against him. I believe that he is trying to make the people of Sabah hate the government. I think he supports the opposition party,” added Webley.

Meanwhile, Atama Katama said that the PBS Youth’s action had not silenced him but instead encouraged him to keep on voicing his mind about the injustice suffered by the people of Sabah.

“And definitely not by lodging police reports hoping that I will be scared and stop criticizing them on the World Wide Web. No they are wrong. For I will continue and step up more expose’ on them,” he said in a statement after asked by The Borneo Post to comment on the action made by PBS Youth.

He also thanked PBS Youth for taking the trouble in lodging a police report against him because he believed it has given him the opportunity to be well known and thus capitalizing on this issue and making it known to the population of Sabah about what is going on.

“If they really believe they have a case against me, I will be the happiest person to meet them in court and show the world the truth. I only created a sketch for a movie; the picture that I used was lifted from a public domain; and I also inserted an immunity clause that says that the characters are fictitious, the plot is purely ‘paste disclaimer’.

“These people in PBS Youth did not attend school kah? How can you lodge a police report on me for posting something that is a figment of my imagination? Is it now a crime to even think about things? Or, was what I had been thinking actually the truth that you cannot afford to be exposed?,” he asked.

He stressed that he posted his thoughts on FaceBook, a domain server located in the United States of America and added that if ever there was any crime committed the only authorities that has the locus standi (legal standing) to take legal action against him is only in America.

“I do not remember seeing any picture of PBS Youth anywhere in my FaceBook posting. As far as I know, PBS Youth is not even a legal entity. The question of PBS Youth asking me for an apology is absolutely preposterous,” he added.

Selasa, Januari 25, 2011

PBS Raps Atama Katama

Parti Bersatu Sabah - PBS - trully don't rap. They breakdance instead, straight into Kota Kinabalu Police Station.PBS Parti Buli Singer, PBS Raps AtamaI'm not a fan of Atama, but knew the fact that he is a local singer. A rapper, to be precise. Maybe I'm just too old to like him. But, I did listen to his rap song sometime ago in a friend's car and he admitted that it was a pirated CD copy. By the way I like the song.

I don't blame Webley who-is-he and PBS gang that marched to police station due to Atama allegedly slanders state leaders. Well, they are just pawns. When the boss ask them to tango, they tango; the boss ask them to joget, they joget. Sometimes strange things happen, too. Their boss didn't say a word but they tango and they joget. Instinct driven perhaps, feeling that boss may be pleased by what they do. But it was about tango and joget. Now that Atama raps, I dunno. Maybe the boss ask them to rap later.

Masidi was quoted a quote of "it takes a monkey to call another person monkey". Literally it isn't possible. It must be a person to call another person monkey because, monkey can't speak human language.

Oh yeah.

Atama is a rapper and he raps (actually the bruhaha by PBS youth is about sketches that he uploaded on FACEBOOK) on Pairin, Musa and Masidi ~ my, the trio trully don't rap. They breakdance straight into police station instead.

I never had a chance of becoming a public figure. Therefore, I wanna ask something. Did a public figure personally rewarding any member of public who praise him openly, either in cash or in kind everytime?

I don't think so, so get it even. Do not punish them simply because they mock at you or the karma will haunts you later. If you allow and like people to praise and to say good things upon you; blame nobody if later there will be echoed by curses and bad rumours. It is just the other side of a coin.

If someone can't understand this, then please withdraw gracefully from being a public figure. Shame, shame, shame on them.


Selasa, 11 Januari 2011

Selasa, Januari 11, 2011

United Borneo Front (UBF) To Restore Justice For Sabahan And Sarawakian???

United Borneo Front (UBF) Justice for SabahPENAMPANG: Former Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice-president Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan announced Thursday the formation of a Borneo 3rd Force United Borneo Front (UBF) - to struggle for justice and rights of Sabah and Sarawak as stipulated in the Malaysian Agreement 1963.

In outlining the agenda of UBF, a loose grouping, he said UBF demanded the establishment of a compliance mechanism to the Malaysian Agreement 1963, especially Article VIII, a fairer revenue sharing formula and representation at the federal level, and restoration of Sabah and Sarawak's status as equal partners in the federation.

Jeffrey said UBF also wanted the federal government to protect native customary rights an enshrined in Article 153 of the Federal Constitution.

"We also demand the abolishment of the cabotage/trade policies, and narrowing of the economic and digital divide," he told reporters, here.

Asked whether he was quitting PKR, Jeffrey said he had yet to submit his resignation letter to the party headquarters.

"I will announce when the time is right," he said.

Asked whether he would form a new party or join another party, he said: "We shall give our full support to whoever can fulfil the above conditions.

"However, if we need to show that we are serious, then we shall join the political fray. We shall have a political vehicle to achieve our aim.

"Most important of all, we Sabahans and Sarawakians want to be Malaysian, standing tall and be equal among our countrymen."

Jeffrey believed these summed up the aspirations of the people in Sabah and Sarawak, those who remained partyless, those sitting on the fence, and those who were still undecided but who all loved and cared about Sabah. - Bernama

My 2-cents: I believe that this is a good move since political party both Pakatan Rakyat (PR) and Barisan Nasional (BN) cannot guarantee a better deal for Sabah and Sarawak. Since the formation of Malaysia much of the 18-Points agreement for Sarawak and 20-points agreement for North Borneo are being demolished or not respected. We must support United Borneo Front (UBF) to restore what was written in 20-points agreement as agreed.

Selasa, 4 Januari 2011

Selasa, Januari 04, 2011

Datuk Seri Juhar Mahiruddin Is Sabah's New TYT

Datuk Seri Juhar Mahiruddin Is Sabah's New TYTSabah State Legislative Assembly Speaker Datuk Seri Juhar Mahiruddin, 59, is the new Governor of Sabah as of today.

A community leader of mixed Kadazan and Bajau heritage from Sandakan (born November 5, 1953), he was formerly with the United Sabah National Organisation (Usno), and later joined the United Malaysian National Organisation Sabah (Berjaya) and the Sabah United Party (PBS).

When Usno and Berjaya merged to become Umno Sabah, he became a member of Umno Sabah in 1990.

A British-trained lawyer and magistrate, he was a Member of Parliament from 1990-1999 and subsequently served as Sabah State Legislative Assembly Speaker (2002-2010).

He was the Deputy Speaker of the Parliament's lower house (House Of Representatives) from 1994-1999.

Juhar's sister is the Parliament's upper house's (Senate) Deputy President Datuk Armani Mahiruddin.

He is an avid photographer and is musically talented.

Juhar will serve for a maximum of two four-year terms.

Sabah's Governors since independence have been the following:

Tun Datu Mustapha Datu Harun of Kudat (1963-65) [Bajau].
Tun Pengiran Ahmad Raffae Pengiran Osman of Sipitang (1965-73) [Berunai].
Tun Muhammad Fuad Donald Stephens of Papar (1973-75) [Kadazan].
Tun Muhammad Hamdan Indan Keri of Tuaran (1975-78) [Kadazan].
Tun Ahmad Thomas Koroh of Tenom (1978) [Kadazan & Murut].
Tun Muhammad Adnan Mickey Robert of Keningau (1978-86) [Kadazan].
Tun Muhammad Said Keruak of Kota Belud (1986-94) [Bajau].
Tun Sakaran Dandai of Semporna (1994-2002) [Murut & Bajau].
Tun Ahmadshah Abdullah of Kota Kinabalu (2002-2010) [Kadazan & Bajau].
Datuk Seri Juhar Mahiruddin of Sandakan (2010-) [Kadazan & Bajau].

Khamis, 16 Disember 2010

Khamis, Disember 16, 2010

(Terkini)Sabah People's Front Party (SPF) Berman Angkap

Sebuah parti politik baru yang didaftarkan dengan nama Sabah People's Front Party (SPF) telah diberikan kelulusan oleh Registrar of Society (ROS) pada 8 December 2010.

Presiden Sabah People's Front Party (SPF) Berman Angkap mengumumkan mengenai parti SPF sekembalinya beliau dari Kuala Lumpur ke Kota Kinabalu semalam 15 December 2010 dalam satu sidang akhbar pertama beliau untuk Sabah People's Front Party (SPF) di Kota Kinabalu semalam.

Dalam sidang akhbar tersebut, presiden SPF Berman Angkap membayangkan dan menekankan kemungkinan Sabah People's Front Party (SPF) akan beroperasi dan bergerak sebagai parti pembangkang di Sabah.

Walau bagaimanapun beliau tidak ada mendedahkan kemungkinan SPF party akan berkerjasama dengan mana-mana parti pembangkang yang lain. Menurut beliau spekulasi seperti itu masih terlalu awal dan lebih baik usaha difokuskan kepada menubuhkan cawangan parti di semua 60 kawasan pemilihan di Sabah.

Sementara itu dalam sidang akhbar yang sama Sabah People's Front Party (SPF) presiden Berman Angkap menegaskan bahawa SPF party akan bertanding dalam pilihanraya yang akan datang. Bagaimanapun beliau tidak pula menyatakan jumlah kerusi yang akan ditandingi oleh SPF nanti.

Menurut Berman Angkap, Sabah People's Front Party (SPF) akan mengiatkan usaha pertama iaitu mendapatkan ahli seramai 50,000 terutama dari golongan generasi baru secepat mungkin. Beliau juga berharap 38,000 ahli BERSEKUTU akan menyertai parti SPF ini.

Dalam sidang akhbar yang sama Berman Angkap turut mengumumkan pembubaran parti BERSEKUTU di Sabah.

Isnin, 6 Disember 2010

Isnin, Disember 06, 2010

Sharing Is Caring: Mengapa Saya Kembali Kepada Bahan Api RON97…

Benarkah bahan api RON95 lebih jimat berbanding bahan api RON97? Berikutan andaian ini, saya telah melakukan satu apa yang boleh saya andaikan sebagai kajian mini untuk membuktikan sama RON95 lebih menjimatkan memandangkan ramai orang telah beralih daripada bahan api RON97 kepada bahan api RON95.

Semenjak Kerajaan memperkenalkan bahan api RON95, saya telah beralih kepada bahan api RON95 disebabkan harga bahan api RON97 yang melambung naik secara mendadak berikutan penarikan subsidi terhadap bahan api berkenaan. Harga yang begitu menyebabkan orang ramai tidak mempunyai pilihan selain beralih kepada bahan api RON95 yang jauh lebih murah. Jika tidak silap saya, harga bagi bahan api RON95 semasa baru diperkenalkan adalah RM1.80/liter, sementara bagi bahan api RON97 adalah RM1.90/liter.

Bagaimanapun, dengan pengumuman kenaikan bahan api baru-baru ini, harga baru bagi bahan api RON95 kini pada RM1.90/liter. Dengan harga baru ini, saya berbelanja sebanyak RM47.50 untuk setiap isian penuh iaitu kira-kira 25 liter.

Memang tidak dinafikan iklan banyak mempengaruhi manusia dalam proses pembuatan keputusan. Bagaimana saya boleh beralih semula kepada bahan api RON97, meskipun sebelum ini telah dibiasakan dengan bahan api RON95 adalah disebabkan oleh pengaruh iklan. Kehebatan kuasa iklan Shell V Power yang seringkali mengganggu ketika menonton rancangan kegemaran dimainkan di televisyen telah menimbulkan keinginan saya untuk mencuba atas andaian bahawa apabila menggunakan bahan api ini kenderaan akan bergerak pantas.

Lalu, pada suatu hari ketika hendak ke Kudat, meter penunjuk bahan api berada di bawah aras E dan kali ini saya mengisi minyak menggunakan bahan api Shell V Power RON97 dengan bayaran RM57.50 untuk 25 liter isian penuh.

Untuk pengetahuan, jenis kenderaan yang saya gunakan adalah Perodua Kancil berkeupayaan 850cc (Manual) yang belum diubahsuai. Jarak diantara Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu ke Kudat adalah sejauh 199KM dengan kelajuan pemanduan 90KM-110KM/j.

Selepas lebih 2 jam pemanduan, setibanya di pekan Kudat, secara perbandingannya, saya dapati Shell V Power RON97 benar-benar ‘berkuasa’, respon kereta agak baik, bunyi enjin lebih senyap dan yang lebih penting menjimatkan. Penunjuk aras bahan api berada di garisan suku ke tiga yang bermaksud masih terdapat 75 peratus baki bahan api di dalam tangki kenderaan. Jika benar 25 peratus bahan api telah digunakan, ini bermaksud saya telah menggunakan sebanyak 6.25 liter.

Sebelum ini, perjalanan dari Kota Kinabalu ke Kudat menggunakan bahan api RON95 biasanya akan membakar lebih kurang 50 peratus daripada jumlah bahan api di dalam tangki. Penunjuk aras bahan api berada benar-benar di bahagian tengah dan saya mengandaikan penggunaan bahan api adalah sebanyak RM23.75 bagi 12.5 liter bahan api yang digunakan.

Daripada perjalanan ini, dapat dilihat kos perbelanjaan penggunaan bahan api RON97 jauh lebih murah iaitu kira-kira sebanyak RM14.38 dan angka ini jauh lebih murah jika dibandingkan dengan penggunaan bahan api RON95, iaitu RM23.75.

Kesimpulannya, Meskipun harga bahan api RON95 jauh lebih rendah berbanding bahan api RON97, penggunaan bahan api RON97 adalah lebih menjimatkan. Malahan semenjak beralih kepada bahan api RON97, kenderaan saya tidak lagi mengalami masalah di bahagian sistem karburator.


Dalam pada itu, sebagai rakyat tergolong dalam golongan berpendapatan rendah, kenaikan harga bahan api ini memanglah amat dirasai. Bahan api mempunyai hubungan rapat ke atas barangan lain. Sebarang perubahan harga ke atas barangan ini akan mencetuskan impak berantai ke atas harga barangan lain.

''Bila minyak naik, harga barang-barang turut naik, hidup semakin susah.. memang rakyat dahulu merasanya..''. Saya bersetuju dengan kenyataan ini, dan, ini amatlah menyedihkan tetapi memang inilah kenyataannya sehingga ianya menjadi sindiran sinis terhadap slogan '1Malaysia: Rakyat Didahulukan, Pencapaian Diutamakan'yang diperkenalkan oleh YAB Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak.

Bagi mereka yang terarah oleh pemikiran-pemikiran tertentu, mungkin ini menjadi penjelasan singkat terhadap isi tersirat yang terkandung dalam intipati slogan ini. Bagaimanapun, bagi saya, memandangkan kata-kata yang menjadi slogan ini keluar daripada mulut Perdana Menteri, saya melihat ini sebagai suatu yang positif, janji kerajaan di bawah pentadbiran Perdana Menteri yang baru kepada rakyat secara keseluruhannya kerana banyak perubahan telah dilakukan khusus untuk penduduk di Sabah dan Sarawak. Saya percaya bahawa ini adalah suatu permulaan yang baik.

Saya sedari, kenaikan harga ini adalah fenomena sejagat yang mana turut dirasai semua pihak. Salah satu usaha yang dilakukan Kerajaan bagi mengekang kenaikan harga bahan ini adalah menerusi bantuan subsidi.

Mana-mana kerajaan di dunia yang terus menggunakan subsidi sebagai strategi untuk mengekalkan harga pada suatu tahap tidak akan mampu bertahan lama kerana usaha seperti ini adalah satu strategi bersifat jangka pendek. Subsidi tidak akan mampu menstabilkan harga bahan api yang sering berubah-ubah di pasaran dunia, sebaliknya usaha untuk menyerap perubahan margin harga hanya menyebabkan kerajaan terpaksa menanggung kos peningkatan perbelanjaan sehingga berbilion ringgit.

Sementara itu, bagi merangka strategi jangka panjang, apa yang dilakukan Kerajaan sekarang ini menerusi pelbagai program yang antaranya lainnya program peningkatan pendapatan di bawah polisi Model Ekonomi Baru adalah lebih pratikal bagi menangani masalah akibat kenaikan harga bahan api ini seperti yang sedang diusahakan kerajaan sekarang ini.

Bagaimanapun, dengan tahap pendapatan yang ada sekarang, inisiatif lain haruslah difikirkan untuk membantu meringankan beban rakyat berpendapatan rendah. Subsidi ke atas bahan api RON95 pada harga pam yang dilakukan sekarang ini perlu diperhalusi lagi agar rakyat benar-benar menerima manfaat daripada bantuan ini. Mekanisma lain haruslah difikirkan bagi menyalurkan bantuan subsidi kepada rakyat agar rakyat mampu menikmati bahan api RON97 yang jauh lebih berkualiti dan menjimatkan.

Sumber: Francis Au

Isnin, 29 November 2010

Isnin, November 29, 2010

(Photo)Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Nude Photo???

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Nude Photos OnlineThere are rumors going around that there are Gloria Macapagal Arroyo nude photo online. Don't believe that rumors. There are so much rumors going around the online community related to this former Philippine's president.

I tried looking for the said photos and there was none available in the internet.

I found one but the photos was not about Gloria Macapagal Arroyo but some a group of shirtless people having a street demo to pressure Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to step down.

Please refer the photos on your left corner. My conclusion is there is no Gloria Macapagal Arroyo nude photos online. Don't waste your time looking for it.

Selasa, 2 November 2010

Selasa, November 02, 2010

BN Expected To Win Batu Sapi By-election With Reduced Majority???

By Newmond Tibin and Alan Ting

SANDAKAN, Nov 2 (Bernama) -- Batu Sapi voters will go to the polls this Thursday in a by-election in the parliamentary constituency that is expected to hand the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate Datin Linda Tsen a victory with a reduced majority, thus retaining the seat for the ruling coalition.

Most political analysts predict that barring last minute hitches, Tsen, whose husband Datuk Edmund Chong Ket Wah died in a road accident on Oct 9, is on the verge of clinching the ticket to enter Parliament to continue the unfinished work of her late husband, although some see this battle as too close to call and some even opined that the opposition candidates are still mathematically capable of pulling off an upset.

Chong had won the seat in the 2008 general election by polling 9,479 votes in a straight fight with independent candidate Dr Chung Kong Wing who obtained 5,771 votes.

The Batu Sapi parliamentary constituency, which encompasses the two state seats of Karamunting and Sekong, has 25,582 voters. of whom 15,099 or 59.02 per cent are Muslim bumiputeras, 689 or 2.69 are non-Muslim bumiputeras, 9,737 or 38.06 per cent are Chinese and 57 or 0.22 per cent are others

Political analysts gave the widow the edge over her opponents - Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president Datuk Yong Teck Lee and Tuaran Parti Keadilan Chief Ansari Abdullah, based on the strength of the solid support from the Bumiputera Muslim voters and improved support from the Chinese voters in Batu Sapi.

However, the contesting parties' officials revealed different accounts of assessment that favour their respective parties.

They based their assessments on the probable voter turnout of between 65 and 70 percent, a similar situation in the last general election where about 11,000 voters took part in the Parliamentary election for the seat.

On paper, the BN sees the potential of obtaining up to 5,500 voters -- including 1,500-odd postal votes from navy and military personnel, 1,000 Chinese and 3,000 bumiputera voters living in the constituency, mostly in the water villages and surrounding island villages.

The BN election machinery is said to have located at least 3,000 of these 5,000 bumiputera Muslim voters and is aggressively looking for the remaining 2,000 voters who are on the electoral roll, thus providing some sense of confidence in winning over 60 percent of the Muslim Bumiputera voting bloc.

These are the Suluk, Bajau, Orang Sungai, Bugis, and Brunei Malay, and most of them are poor fishermen living along the coast and on islands off Batu Sapi, which are about 20 minutes or an hour's ride by boat from Sandakan. All of them make up a total 60 per cent of the Batu Sapi electorate.

Mathematically, BN, with the support of about 60 per cent of the Bumiputera Muslim votes, is only targeting to get 25 per cent of the Chinese votes to retain the seat.

"By this calculation, BN is expected to win the seat with a majority of between 1,000 and 2,000 votes," said an analyst.

BN officials are also confident of securing a bigger majority if the turnout surpasses the 70 per cent mark, and assuming Yong does not get solid support from the Chinese voters.

"The majority of voters in Batu Sapi subscribe to politics of development. Pakatan's brand of politics is not acceptable and SAPP's confrontational stance will make Sabah backward again," former Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Tun Said told Bernama, here Tuesday.

However, the BN officials are quite concerned over Yong's campaign trail, which, according to them, has been making a big impact or has gained ground among Chinese voters.

On the other hand, party insiders said SAPP was targeting to get 80 per cent of the Chinese vote with his "Sabah for Sabahans" campaign while aiming to share at least 20 per cent of the Bumiputera Muslim vote through influential local leader Datuk Nahalan Damsal (a former state minister and ex-PKR Batu Sapi chief, who has voiced out his support for Yong rather than for Ansari).

Nahalan is said to be still commanding some respect from the elector in Sekong, one of the two state constituencies that makes up Batu Sapi aside from Karamunting state seat. Though, he was defeated on PKR's ticket in the last general election, he still managed to garner 2,082 votes, against the current Sekong assemblyman Datuk Samsuddin Yahya.

However, SAPP has expressed concern over a whispering campaign by the DAP that "Yong will take the party back into the BN after if he wins", and this allegation can probably inflict enormous damage on Yong's chances.

This explains why Yong has strongly criticised Sabah DAP for sabotaging a fellow opposition party.

Apart from that, the DAP also has about 1,500 members in Batu Sapi and if these members can be convinced to vote for PKR, then it could dampen Yong's chances of creating an upset.

BN has been hoping that PKR will be able to steal at least 1,500 to 2,000 Chinese votes from SAPP, thus splitting the Chinese votes significantly in three ways.

"If PKR can get about 1,500 Chinese votes and BN can get about 1,000-plus Chinese votes, it will spell disaster for SAPP, said some political analyts.

PKR, which hopes to make waves in this by-election, aims to clinch 40 per cent the Bumiputera Muslim and about 20 per cent of the Chinese vote to pull through.

Realising they are now trailing behind, the PKR machinery has gone on overdrive in the past two days, throwing in all the strategies that they can possible think of in a last minute desperate push.

PKR itself is facing internal problems as Ansari's candidacy has not gone down well as he is not well accepted in Batu Sapi.

Ansari, who hails from Tuaran, Kota Kinabalu, has to rely on his supporters outside Sandakan and several national opposition leaders, including PKR's de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim, Selangor Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim and PAS vice-president Mahfuz Omar to convince the voters to vote for the party.

They also using influential locals leaders like Datuk Karim Ghani, a veteran politician, and retired state education department director Hasbullah Taha to get some votes for Ansari.

But PKR's election campaign is still facing problems as its Batu Sapi division chief, Hassnar Ibrahim has ordered seasoned campaigners like Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan, Christina Liew and Sabah PKR chief Ahmad Thamrin Jaini not to come to Batu Sapi to campaign.

This has further alienated a vast number of PKR sympathisers to lend a hand in the by election.

Overall, the Chinese voters hold the key to determine the eventual winner in this crucial by-election, a litmus test to stamp Sabah as a "fixed deposit" for the BN.

As BN party workers put it, from the 9,600 Chinese voters, they expected about 5,500 voters to turn out to vote, and BN believed about more than 1,000 of them are member of LDP, Gerakan, MCA and PBS members and expect them to vote for the ruling party's candidate.

"We believed Yong will garner between 3,000 to 4,000 votes. If he can garner more than 4,000, "then we will be in trouble".

"The best indicator would that, if by 2pm on Nov 4, the turnout of Chinese voters does not surpass 40 per cent, then we will have to work hard on Bumiputera votes. We have no choice but to bring out every single Bumiputera Muslim voter to cast votes," he said.

The common concern among all the parties contesting in this by-election is about internal sabotage on polling day.

Whatever the outcome may be, political analysts believe that the combined votes to be garnered by SAPP and PKR will more than the BN's.


My 2-cents: It is expected that BN to SAPP will lose in Batu Sapi by-election by big majority. Sabah for Sabahan

Isnin, 1 November 2010

Isnin, November 01, 2010

Malaysian Oppose Menara Warisan Merdeka - No Mega Tower!

In the past a few weeks since Najib announce 2011's budget the online community seems so busy. Just several hours after Najib's announcement about the plan to build a 100-floors Menara Warisan Merdeka that considered as Malaysian first mega tower somebody setup a page on Facebook to oppose it.

Within hours thousands of Malaysian joined the page and in my last check on the page several minutes ago the group has achieved its second target which is 200,000 thousands members. 

I wonder whether or not Najib aware of this growing objection to his proposal to build the Menara Warisan Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur. 

Meanwhile Permodalan National Berhad (PNB) upon realizing the people objection began looking for ways to counter it so they can go ahead with the construction of the much opposed Menara Warisan Merdeka. 

At the same time it seems that Najib is trying to distance himself from the issue while the people of Malaysia is pressing forward to reject Menara Warisan Merdeka. I wonder where this thing will end. We hope the government of the day is willing to listen to the people's voice and reverse the proposal to build the Mega Tower

We say 'NO' to the mega tower. Do we need it after all? The people of Malaysia knows what they wants.

None of us have seen the actual Menara Warisan Merdeka's photos. It probably a very beautiful tower, but still, the question is on whether or not the proposed Warisan Merdeka Tower is needed at the moment when the government is telling the poeple to save up money and to stop many government subsidies.

I asked my grandfather the other day about what benefits the tower could give to him. His answer was 'the government is stupid and blind'.

There are some other reason why Malaysian should reject this Menara Warisan Merdeka. Adrian Ang probably has some of the answers.

By Adrian Ang -

OCT 29 — For the past 10 years on Malaysia’s Budget Day, I have been glued to the television. I have listened to every detail of the Budget Speeches and this year was no exception. As the Prime Minister began his speech, I waited with much anticipation. What’s to be in store for the development of our country?

But my heart stopped when the Prime Minister announced the development of Menara Warisan Merdeka, a 100-storey tower which will be built between the Merdeka and Negara stadiums. The 19-acre mega development project is said to include a condominium and shopping mall. I couldn’t believe my ears.

It struck me that a massive construction project will soon descend on the vicinity of my alma mater, Victoria Institution (VI). Besides VI, there are also 3 other schools within the vicinity of the development area, namely, Methodist Boys’ School (MBS), SRJK (C) Jalan Davidson and Confucian Private Secondary School. I was dazed for a moment before questions started filling my mind.

Will the schools be relocated? What will happen to the traffic flow within the area? Will the students’ safety and health be affected? What about the schools’ environment? And do we need another tower in the first place, given that we already have the Petronas Twin Towers?

I could only imagine the massive scale of the mega project and its effect on the 4 premier schools.

The 4 premier schools are some of the oldest schools in Kuala Lumpur (KL) with VI being 117 years old — the oldest school in KL, MBS – 113 years, Confucian – 104 years, and Davidson – 82 years. These 4 premier schools have produced some of the best brains and minds in Malaysia.

I could only imagine that the noise and air pollution, scaffolding and building equipments, overhead cranes, earth movers, heavy-duty lorries and dump trucks etc will pose safety and health hazards to the students. It is most likely that the development will lead to massive traffic flow and congestion problems.

While I am not against progressive development for the country, the cost of sacrificing quality education is just too much to pay.

The RM5 billion development costs could and should be invested into other areas such as improving education and healthcare facilities, reducing poverty levels, and particularly making life easier through better public transportation and greater assistance to the Orang Asli, the disabled and the elderly.

Among others to:
  • Eradicate poverty and improve the people’s standards of living by providing shelter, electricity, water and other forms of assistance to the hardcore poor.
  • Improve the infrastructure of schools, and increase access to education by providing free books to schoolchildren in rural areas.
  • Improve the health care system by building daycare and dialysis centres, and upgrading equipment and facilities in hospitals and clinics.
  • Build the capacity of the disabled by providing training to enable them to enter and succeed in the job market while building infrastructure to enable their mobility.
  • Provide assistance to the elderly by building old folks homes.
  • Reduce traffic problems in major towns and cities while making them more livable.
Hence, I appeal to the rakyat of Malaysia to support and oppose the development of the 100-storey tower! I am still proud to be Malaysian without the tower.

* Adrian is a 4th generation young Malaysian born and bred in Kuala Lumpur. An accounting and finance graduate from London, he has been in the tax profession for the past 10 years. An alumnus of Victoria Institution, he represented Malaysia in the 1996 Australian Marching Band Competition which was awarded a First Class for performance. He is a passionate civil society activist and contributes through various channels. He must stop taking himself too seriously and be a real LoyarBurokker! Follow Adrian on Twitter @AdrianNCF.