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Mystery of the detained airman

An air force wife makes a police report about her
husband’s mysterious arrest and the harassment
of her family
LABUAN: The RMAF has detained a flight sergeant for mysterious reasons and has been subjecting his family to harassment, according to a police report that his wife lodged here early last week.

Norisah Ismail told FMT that two lieutenant colonels “barged” into her flat on Sept 11 without a search warrant, fired off confusing questions at her and warned her “not to behave” like PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

Compromise politics and the battle for the middle ground

By Farish A. Noor

And so, after what appears to have been a rather long meeting that stretched beyond four hours, the Pakatan Rakyat coalition has come to a compromise, of sorts.

That the result of the compromise may not be to the satisfaction of everyone is to be expected. But nor should anyone expect such a discussion to lead to definite results with one side surrendering all its claims to another. That’s the nature of coalition politics and anyone with any experience or knowledge of coalition politics in Western European countries like France, Germany, Holland, Greece or Italy would know that as well. Furthermore it ought to be noted that in some countries like Italy where compromise politics has been the norm for decades, there has been no negative result as far as the economic performance of the country is concerned: Italy remains a G20 player despite the fact that since World War Two there has hardly been any instances when one party came into power with total control over the Parliament. So why worry?

Obama's Rosh Hashanah message omits Palestine mention

President Barack Obama's videotaped message for the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, includes plenty of tough pro-Israel talk, but drops references he's made in prior years to settling Israel's differences with its Palestinian and Arab neighbors.

In his new message, Obama speaks in vague terms about advancing the goal of peace, but suggests this can be done chiefly by steadfast U.S. support for Israel. He makes no mention at all of
the Palestinian statehood bid causing a stir at the United Nations or of the push the U.S. and others are making to get the Israelis and Palestinians to re-open peace negotiations and ink a deal by the end of 2012.

Eac: Penampang Leads In Civil And Environmental Activism

Nilakrisna James,
EAC Head
Penampang, Sabah—Head of the Environmental Action Centre’s (EAC) Toilet Cleanliness Campaign 2011 and member of the EAC Management Group and Steering Committee, Nilakrisna James, said that NGOs in the Penampang district have some of the State’s leading civil and environmental activists.

The campaign took place Wednesday in the public toilet adjacent to the tamu ground in Donggongon town with 30 students specially selected from SMK St. Michael, SMK Bahang and SMK Datuk Peter Mojuntin to participate in the toilet cleanliness awareness seminar and the cleaning demo project.

S’pore’s exit nullified Malaysia Agreement

The Malaysia Agreement, signed in 1963, has lost its legitimacy among its entities.

By Joseph Wilfred Lakai

The Malaysia Agreement 1963 is a binding treaty that was signed by several representatives from the five parties, namely United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Federation of Malaya, North Borneo (Sabah), Sarawak and Singapore.

The main objective of this agreement relates to the formation of Malaysia.

Perjanjian Malaysia 1963 Perlu Disemak Semula

Oleh Kapten Joseph Wilfred Lakai
Perjanjian Malaysia adalah satu perjanjian yang terikat yang telah ditandatangani oleh beberapa perwakilan daripada lima pihak iaitu United kingdom of Great Britain, dan Ireland Utara, Persekutuan Malaya, Borneo Utara (Sabah), Sarawak dan Singapura. Objektif utama perjanjian tersebut adalah berhubung dengan pembentukan Persekutuan Malaysia di antara Malaya, Borneo Utara (Sabah), Sarawak dan Singapura sebagai rakan kongsi yang sama.

Demotion or sack for three MACC ‘robbers’

KUALA LUMPUR: The three senior Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers who allegedly robbed money changers of some RM1 million cash at KLIA airport could be demoted or sacked.

The MACC said today that the three officers would face disciplinary action as an internal inquiry on them has been completed.

“The disciplinary board which met today had decided that the three had committed a serious offence, which violates Regulation 37 of the Public Officers (Conduct and Discipline) Regulations 1993,” it said in a press statement.

‘Cheated’ natives baying for blood

By Luke Rintod of FMT
Barisan Nasional partner in Sabah, Upko,
is in a spot over a land deal involving
one of their MPs.
KOTA KINABALU: Something is going on in the centre of Sabah that has got the communities residing there hot under the collar.

As is usually the case in this vast state, the matter comes down to land and who has the right to it.

The issue is threatening to deliver a black eye to a local Sabah Barisan Nasional party that has been trumpeting its determination to fight for the well-being of the native people and to champion their rights.

Most Expensive House In The World

Mukesh Ambani’s $1 billion home is located in Mumbai , India and is called the Antilia house.
Antilia is named after the mythical island in the  Atlantic    The construction is inspired by the Hanging Gardens of Babylon .

Brothers hunted for Tulangis murder

Police are looking fer these two men in connection with a murder case that happened on Saturday.

PENAMPANG: Police have identified two illegal immigrant brothers involved in a murder committed in a kongsi house along Jalan Tulangis here.

District Police Chief DSP Ratan Kumar Singh said yesterday police have launched a manhunt for the two men.

MACC officers held for RM1 mil ‘robbery’

PETALING JAYA: Three Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) senior officers have been arrested in connection with an extortion-cum-robbery case involving RM1 million.

The alleged victims were said to be three money changers from Singapore.

According to a source familiar with the case, the money changers were at KLIA last Thursday night to board a flight to Singapore.

Demografi Sabah Perlukan Rci

PRESIDEN Pertubuhan Pasok Momogun Kadazandusun Murut Bersatu (UPKO), Tan Sri Bernard Dompok mendakwa bahawa Sabah mencatatkan peningkatan jumlah penduduk yang mendadak, khususnya antara tahun 1990 dan 2000.

Katanya, ini mewajarkan penubuhan Suruhanjaya Siasatan Diraja (RCI) mengenai kehadiran pendatang tanpa izin (PATI) yang dikatakan menyumbang kepada peningkatan yang mendadak itu.

The Exclusive Isa Story Of A Fearless Warrior

Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan is an enigma, not least because he is partly elusive, partly unpredictable and partly Houdini. You can never really find him and when you do, he very quickly disappears. As his friend and compatriot in a civil rights mission, I know him and yet I don’t and, as a friend, you tend to wonder if he would ever fully trust you. After the Internal Security Act (ISA) experience, his character became part of his natural defence mechanism. Those were ‘The Cruel Years’, not ‘The Wonder Years’. The ISA had moulded him into the person that he is today and he remains fascinating.

Bad Telecomunication Service In Kota Belud


THE HAND PHONE, broadband and Internet service in the Kota Belud district is very poor and frequently there is no service in many areas especially towards hilly region.

Disclosing this was the Sabah DAP Kota Belud Chief Wellon Moyou, he said it is very common that the hand phone user cannot get the phone line going due to the poor and low service receivable in KB area. The broadband and internet service have the same problem too. It is very difficult to get on line and get connected.

Gaddafi's men: why do they keep fighting?

 It is now a month since Tripoli fell and the "Great Guide" was unceremoniously guided from power. But his forces refuse to give in and they are fighting back with much more determination and with much more popular support than witnessed before.

With their leader dethroned and their capital captured, everyone expected that pro-Gaddafi resistance would quickly collapse. But unlike most other places, Gaddafi's forces have not melted away and this time there have been no internal uprisings to greet the advancing rebels.

Invitation to the MCLM forums on Rakyat Reform Agenda (RARA)

The Malaysian Civil Liberties Movement (MCLM) have successfully launched its series of forums to be held nationwide on the Rakyat Reform Agenda on 19th September 2011 in Kuala Lumpur at the Kuala Lumpur Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH).

It is MCLMs fervent hope that in order for Malaysia to be the great inclusive nation envisioned by our founding fathers, we must return to basic principles.

How will we achieve this? The answer - Through the Rakyat Reform Agenda (RARA), which is a four-point plan to:

Ÿ  Honour the agreements made in 1963 between the Federation of Malaya and Sabah and Sarawak prior to the formation of the Federation of Malaysia
Ÿ  Restore the national institutions to the Rakyat the judiciary, Election Commission, police force, Attorney-General, etc.
Ÿ  Restore the liberties guaranteed to the Rakyat under the Federal Constitution by repealing the ISA, OSA, PPPA, UUCA and Sedition Act
Ÿ  Adopt the Social Inclusion Agenda, designed to raise the living standards of all marginalised persons in Malaysia.

We are now proceeding to the next stage for venues in East Malaysia:

a) 27th September - Kota Kinabalu - Courtyard Hotel
b) 28th September - Tawau - Belmont Marco Polo, and
c) 29th September - Kuching - Hotel Grand Continental
(Note: All the MCLM RARA forums are scheduled for 7pm to 11pm)

Mositun Spoke Too Soon About Pbs Being Vindicated

When the Prime Minister announced the government will repeal the Internal Security Act and other important reforms Datuk Johnny  Information Chief, PBS celebrated, saying it was a clear proof that the Barisan Nasional (BN) government is responsive to the people's feelings. He claimed that "These important reforms vindicate the decision by our President, Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan, to rejoin the BN 10 years ago. Today Pairin's faith in the BN to do the right things for the people and nation has been proven correct."

Make millions of people very happy!

Najib, Rosmah and Hishamuddin were flying on Air Plane. Najib looked at Rosmah, chuckled and said, "You know, I could throw a $1,000.00 bill out of the window right now and make somebody very happy."

‘The Untouchable’ Bebas Kes Rasuah!


SETELAH kes perbicaraan rasuah ‘Lelaki Terkaya Penuh Kontroversi’ di Malaysia, Michael Chia Tien Foh ditunda beberapa kali; termasuk meminda pertuduhan; saksi ditukar posisi sebagai Defenden dan setelah 25 Saksi memberi keterangan, akhirnya Mahkamah Sesyen Sandakan melepas dan membebaskan beliau dan Lo Man Heng daripada sebarang kesalahan rasuah kerana pendakwaraya gagal mengemukakan bukti yang melampaui keraguan munasabah.

Revolts looming in Sabah BN

By Luke Rintod of FMT
Umno-led Sabah Barisan Nasional has taken things too
much for granted in Sabah and this time, with the
impending general election, the state may be
fertile ground for revolts and back-stabbings
KOTA KINABALU: If the virulent exchanges among Sabah Barisan Nasional component parties are to be taken seriously, then back-stabbing, revolts and open challenges will be a common scene in the coming general election in Sabah.

Already at each other’s throat is the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and Umno leaders close to Chief Minister Musa Aman.

Political Interference: Ban on episode on Sabah's plights

Mystery ban on Siasat's Chinese edition episode

An episode of Media Prima-owned television station ntv7's Chinese edition of the current affairs programme, Siasat, which is aired every Thursday, was barred from being aired last night.

No explanation was given for the sudden decision to take this particular episode, titled "I want to go to school", off the air.

An old episode of the 30-minute Siasat series was aired during the time slot for the award-winning programme, which is 11.30 every Thursday night.

UBF can use SAPP as vehicle to contest

TAWAU: The United Borneo Front (UBF) is welcome to use Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) as a vehicle to contest in the 13th general election as both parties share the same struggle.

SAPP vice president Datuk Chua Soon Bui said UBF is a non-governmental organisation and both parties already had a lot of dialogues and organised seminars on whether they are sharing the same mission and vision for the whole of Sabah, including the autonomy of Sabah.

Whose side is DAP on?

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) has questioned whose side is Sabah DAP on following its latest attack over SAPP's flags put up all over Sabah in conjunction with the party's third anniversary pull-out from the Barisan Nasional (BN) on Sept 17, 2008.

"Why must DAP keep on attacking SAPP instead of BN-Umno?" asked SAPP Vice President cum Head of Negotiating Committee with DAP on seats and policies, Dullie Hj. Marie.

He said the action by Sabah DAP reinforced the notion that it was colluding with Umno as happened during the Batu Sapi Parliamentary by-election last year.

Malaya bleeding us dry

By Zainal Ajamain

Putrajaya's version of history has contaminated the minds
of children and stripped Sabahans of their dignity,
says economist and author Zainal Ajamain.
These words “we demand autonomy or Sabah Negeri, Merdeka” must be on the lips and hearts of all true leaders in Sabah.

On both sides of Sabah’s political divide, our leaders have long been incapacitated by their fear of their perceived Malaya masters.

They will not speak out against the daily injustices towards fellow Sabahans. And even when they do speak up it is just passive shouting – a token resistance, just to show they are saying something.

60,000 fake ICs: Where’s ISA when we need it?

‘Najib, please don’t remove the Internal Security Act (ISA) just yet, these are exactly the people who should be dealt by it.’

Citizenship applicants told to ‘vote for ruling party’

Pemerhati: Former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad and children – Mukhriz, Marina, etc – according to tradition, where the children take on the ethnicity of their father, are also Indians because his father was the son of an Indian from Kerala.

The Malaysian constitution also allows people like Mahathir, who are Muslims, who speak Malay and follow Malay customs, to call themselves Malays.

Wikileaks: SPR pernah keluarkan 60,000 IC palsu

Kabel diplomatik Amerika Syarikat yang bocor mendedahkan bahawa bekas pengerusi Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman mengakui beliau pernah mengeluarkan lebih daripada 60,000 kad pengenalan palsu kepada pekerja-pekerja asing di Sabah pada sekitar tahun 1990-an – atas arahan Umno.

abdul rashid abdul rahmanKabel yang dimuat-naikkan di portal pembocor maklumat Wikileaks memetik bekas ketua Rakyat Malaysia untuk Pilihan Raya Bebas dan Adil (Mafrel) Malek Husin sebagai mendakwa bahawa Rashid (kiri) mengakui perkara ini dalam pertemuan peribadi di rumah Rashid pada 25 Oktober, 2006.

Dalam kabel yang ditandakan sulit itu, Malek dilaporkan memberitahu pegawai Kedutaan Amerika Syarikat di Kuala Lumpur bahawa Rashid juga mengesahkan Umno telah melancarkan kempen ‘kotor’ pada tahun 1990-an untuk merampas Sabah – yang dikuasai sehingga 1994 oleh PBS yang berada di barisan pembangkang ketika itu.

Nazri: Tahanan tanpa bicara akan diteruskan

Amalan penahanan tanpa perbicaraan akan diteruskan walaupun dengan pemansuhan Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri (ISA) 1960 dan undang-undang pencegahan yang lain, kata Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz.

NONEMenurut beliau dua undang-undang baru yang bakal diperkenalkan bagi menggantikan ISA akan juga membenarkan penahanan tanpa bicara kerana ia adalah elemen penting dalam usaha memerangi keganasan.

Katanya, Peguam Negara akan berunding dengan ahli parlimen, hakim dan pihak-pihak yang berkepentingan lain di dalam dan juga luar negara kerana menangani keganasan adalah usaha antarabangsa.

Expect ISA repackaged, not abolished

‘I believe it is going to be a case of ‘out of the frying pan into the fire’. At best, the replacement laws will be ‘from the fire, back into the frying pan’.

‘Anwar fears more repressive laws to replace ISA’

Tkc: I’ve got a bad feeling. If BN were to regain its two-thirds majority due to the fence-sitters gullible enough to think that things will be hunky dory after the repeal of Internal Security Act (ISA), the replacement laws would be so repressive that BN will rule for the next 50 years.

‘New laws could be worse than ISA’

Is the repeal of the ISA 'window-dressing' for an
embattled BN ahead of the general election?
By Luke Rintod of FMT
KOTA KINABALU: Scepticisms abound in Sabah over the repeal of the much-condemned Internal Security Act (ISA).

Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak had announced on Sept 16 that the government would abolish the draconian law.

While the announcement came as a shock, as many had expected some good news related to consumer goodies in view of the general election, it was nevertheless much welcomed.

The US have Area 51, we have Kod Negara 71

This is BN's secret weapon for GE.
JPN has a long list of nation code listed in their website. With such a darn detailed list, why JPN is using kod 71 to grant citizenship with people whose place of origin is unknown?
By Lee Wee Tak
The revelations for the past few weeks have been alarming. After Mismah gate, there is “aqua ICs” discovery by YB Anthony Loke and now even official Bangladeshi website is revealing the assault of citizen’s right and democracy in Malaysia.

Mismah's PR card, with kod negara "71"


In what one prominent newspaper editor privately called "the beginning of his own cult of personality," Abdullah orchestrated his entrance into the grand assembly hall as a prophet coming to address his people. As Abdullah entered the hall, the audience began singing a well-known Muslim hymn commemorating the Prophet Mohammed's entrance into Medina. Privately, local journalists and some Middle-eastern diplomats were astonished and somewhat offended that Abdullah would equate himself with the Prophet, though newspapers failed to report his entrance procession. 

1.  (C) Summary:  The United Malays National Organization's (UMNO) General Assembly marked Prime Minister's Abdullah consolidation of power within UMNO and the clear political defeat of his predecessor Mahathir Mohamad after months of public attacks by Mahathir.  Mahathir did not attend the assembly due to timely health reasons, but he remained the elephant in the room that everyone knew was there but no one wanted to mention. 

What if it was Najib in the sex video?

Some NGOs want to know why Pakatan Rakyat leaders are
remaining silent on Anwar being implicated in a sex
scandal and would they keep quiet if it was Najib Tun Razak.
PETALING JAYA: Would Pakatan Rakyat leaders remain silent if there was a video implicating Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak in a sex scandal?

This was a question an NGO popped up when referring to the latest video on Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim.

The video snippet allegedly showed Anwar entering a hotel with businessman Shazryl Eskay Abdullah.

“Nilakrisna: Restore Interior’s Former Glory”

Keningau, Sabah—Lawyer and activist Nilakrisna James, also the Founder and Patron of the Borneo Youth Premier League (BYPL), made a call to restore the former glory of Sabah’s rural interiors when it comes to national development.

‘Resentments in Sabah reaching boiling point’

Queville To

The growing unrest among Sabah youths over rising unemployment and unjust policies is worrying former Sabah Chief Minister Yong Teck Lee.

KOTA KINABALU: As the state just marked the 48th anniversary of its independence through the formation of Malaysia, there is mounting fear that the youths in Sabah may lose patience and apply radical solutions to address fundamental problems that are troubling the state.

Lahad Datu Semakin Tidak Selamat?


BERAPA ramaikah lagi mangsa yang harus menjadi korban untuk membuktikan Lahad Datu tidak selamat kerana dibanjiri pendatang asing tanpa izin (PATI) dan Ketua Polis Daerah gagal mengambil langkah berjaga-jaga setelah insiden seorang remaja dibunuh di bawah Pusat Hiburan setelah gagal mendapat bantuan daripada Pondok Polis yang tidak beroperasi?

Australia's Serco's record of detention shame

Scott Stewart

Documents released to a parliamentary committee into Australia’s policy of mandatory detention have revealed the misery and suffering of asylum seekers in Australia’s Serco-run detention camps.

As of June 30 Australia had 23 detention centres in which 6403 asylum seekers were detained mandatorily and indefinitely. The average period of detention is 299 days. Serco administers these camps with a whopping budget in excess of $650 million.

Shooting incident at Lahad Datu Fish Market, Sabah

OMG, Could this be happening in Sabah and in the town of Lahad Datu? What have the authorities been doing? This is like our Wild Wild West Video, the illegal immigrants have started the takeover of Sabah .... Seeing is believing, the end product of Barisan Nasional Government in Malaysia and Sabah.

Injunksi Senarai Hitam Mykad Projek!

Saudara Pengarang,
SAYA berpendapat, jika ada bukti yang kukuh, senarai nama pemilik dan salinan MyKad projek yang disahkan daripada Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara; kita boleh mendapatkan Injunksi Mahkamah dan Kaveat penggunaan MyKad mereka agar dapat diedar kesemua agensi kerajaan dan bank-bank supaya mereka tidak boleh gunakan MyKad yang diperolehi secara haram. 

Jika Citos dan CCRIS sebagai agensi bukan kerajaan boleh digunapakai untuk tujuan perbankan, kenapa tidak ada pemimpin Sabah yang benar-benar ingin berjuang menyediakan institusi khusus; setaraf dengan CITOS atau CCRIS menyenarai hitam MyKad PATI agar tidak diterima bank dan institusi kewangan.

Setelah MyKad mereka disenarai hitam, maka mereka akan mengalami pelbagai kesulitan dan akan bekerjasama dengan kerajaan untuk mengemaskinikan rekod mereka; sama ada diproses atau dibatalkan.
Mungkin tidak keterlaluan jika disyaratkan dalam Injunksi Mahkamah bahawa mereka yang tidak tampil memperbaharui MyKad Projek mereka dalam tempoh tiga bulan, secara automatik MyKad mereka akan terbatal.

Sekian, terima kasih
Salam Hormat,

Najib Transformasi Isa Untuk Survival Politik

Saudara Pengarang,

SAYA terpanggil mengulas kenyataan Perdana Menteri, Dato’ Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak berhubung pengumuman beliau memansuhkan ISA baru-baru ini kerana beliau sekali lagi membuat kenyataan susulan sepertimana yang terpampang di akhbar tempatan keluaran Ahad yang bertajuk ‘Don’t Claim False Credit’.

Kenyataan Najib, bukan sahaja ditujukan kepada pihak pembangkang namun sebaliknya beliau yang gigih mencari nama di atas tindakannya itu yang bertujuan tidak lain tidak bukan untuk meraih sokongan rakyat supaya BN disokong rakyat untuk kembali berkuasa selepas PRU13 kelak.

Federal Govt should subsidize Sabah freight charges

KOTA KINABALU, Sep 15, 2011: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) has urged the Federal government to subsidize the freight charges for goods shipped to Sabah, so as to keep the prices of goods in Sabah at par with that of Peninsular Malaysia.

Of how Najib infuriates sugar king Robert Kuok and loses billions for Malaysia

Don’t know how much is true, but BN Govt. did force RK to sell out his Sugar Empire in Malaysia, as they did with many foreign owned companies.

Recently, the government offended Robert Kuok, as a result, the Malaysian economy suffered a great blow! After the official Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's visit to Malaysia , the Najib government now really understands Robert Kuok's influence on China !

Paris ban on Muslim street prayers comes into effect!!!

A ban on saying prayers in the street, a practice by French Muslims unable to find space in mosques, has come into effect in the capital, Paris. Interior Minister Claude Gueant has offered believers the use of a disused fire brigade barracks instead. The phenomenon of street prayers, which see Muslims spreading mats on footpaths, became a political issue after far right protests.

Gaji Minima RM1500 Syabas kepada kerajaan Selangor

JARINGAN RAKYAT TERTINDAS (JERIT) mengucapkan syabas dan tahniah kepada Kerajaan Negeri Selangor yang telah mengumumkan akan melaksanakan Akta Gaji Minima RM1500 bagi semua kakitangan awamnya mulai tahun 2012.

Federal Govt ignoring Sabah issues

Failure to address Sabah issues may set the course
for a radical mindset among young people in future
KOTA KINABALU, September 15, 2011: A 'revolution' among young peoples' thinking may be inevitable for Sabah in future, if the Federal government continues to ignore the legitimate plights of the Sabah people, said former Chief Minister Datuk Yong Teck Lee.

Sabah not on the right track if sitting on a time bomb!

By Daniel John Jambun
Former chief Minister and Sabah State Assembly Speaker, Datuk Salleh Said Keruak, had said recently that he believes Sabah and Malaysia are on the right track to achieving state and national targets, and that to him Sabah has already seen tremendous developments “by leaps and bounds since independence,” and that “the federal allocations for Sabah and Sarawak... they are getting a bigger chunk of the federal fund. No one can deny this,” that the per capita income in the state has also increased and increasing and lifestyles have improved and that “we enjoy a peaceful and harmonious state that continues to progress at rapid pace,” he said.

Malaysia Day meaningless unless our rights and autonomy reinstated

CELEBRATING Malaysia Day on 16th September would be meaningless, hollow and empty unless the special rights and autonomy of Sabah and Sarawak as agreed, promised and assured by the Founding Fathers of Malaysia are fulfilled said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, the founder of the United Borneo Front (UBF).

The Founding Fathers of Malaysia from the Borneo States took great risks to agree and to be pushed and rushed into the merger with Malaya and Singapore to the extent of denying themselves (the Borneo States) the opportunity to attain political maturity first and to enjoy the freedom and practice of self-rule as what is now enjoyed by Brunei.

Yong: Why do Sabahans have to pay more?

Sabahans mourn costlier rice, heavier taxes, higher
costs and Barisan Nasional's protectionist policy.

KOTA KINABALU: Former chief minister Yong Teck Lee has questioned the economic policies imposed by the federal government which have kept the prices of goods in Sabah higher than in the peninsula.

Yong, the Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) chief said there was no reason for this to happen  as the government could subsidise the freight charges for goods shipped to Sabah to ensure the prices of goods in the country were equal.

SAPP commemorates 3 years of pullout

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) commemorates the third anniversary of its pull-out from the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) government to stand on the opposition side and fight for Sabah's autonomy with the flying of the party flags along the roads throughout Sabah.

Some SAPP members were also seen driving their vehicles proudly with the party flags.

Canada alerted to Taib’s ‘dirty’ assets

Swiss-based NGO claims that several top Canadian political leaders
have taken an interest in the complaints about Taib's alleged
money-laundering activities in Canada.
KUALA LUMPUR: Swiss-based NGO, Bruno Manser Fund (BMF), claimed that the Canadian government is taking a keen interest in complaints raised by BMF about Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmud’s alleged money-laundering activities in Canada.

The BMF, however, could not confirm if a formal investigation had been initiated on Taib-family-founded Sakto Corporation for the alleged offence, but said Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is well aware of the allegation.

Sept 16 is a black day for Sabah

By Jeffrey Kitingan

We might as well regard Sept 16 as a ‘Sad Day’ to remember
when we ended freedom and independence to be taken over
and re-colonized by Malaya.
Celebrating Malaysia Day on Sept 16 would be meaningless, hollow and empty unless the special rights and autonomy of Sabah and Sarawak as agreed, promised and assured by the Founding Fathers of Malaysia are fulfilled.

The Founding Fathers of Malaysia from the Borneo states took great risks to agree and to be pushed and rushed into the merger with Malaya and Singapore to the extent of denying themselves (the Borneo States) the opportunity to attain political maturity first and to enjoy the freedom and practice of self-rule as what is now enjoyed by Brunei.

Messing up with Merdeka date

Aug 31 or Sept 16? The people of Sabah and
Sarawak want Aug 31 to be addressed as the
independence day of Malaya, not Malaysia.
Is Aug 31 the independence day of Malaysia or Malaya? Referring to the former, which is what we have for so long been doing, has caused a lot of unhappiness among the people of East Malaysia, that is, Sabah and Sarawak.

As of 2010, the population of the two states stood at six million (3.5 million in Sabah and 2.5 million in Sarawak), representing roughly 20% of the population of Malaysia.

Historically, the term “Malaysia” came into being on Sept 16, 1963. Prior to that, this country was called “Malaya” which in the Philippine national language of Tagalog also means “free” or “freedom”.

Term limit: Jeffrey mocks Sabah Umno men

Sabah's political maverick Jeffrey Kitingan, slams critics who
criticise his proposal to limit the terms of prime minister
and chief ministers.
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Umno leaders are scrambling to kill off any debate on a proposal to limit the terms of a prime minister or chief ministers to two consecutive stints in the top post.

The proposal by United Borneo Front (UBF) chairman Jeffrey Kitingan last week has set off a rash of criticism from leaders and members in Umno, who currently enjoys a stranglehold on the prime minister’s post as well as the top positions in states under Barisan Nasional (BN) control.

Seeking review of Sabah’s status

A grassroots nationalist movement has submitted a 11-point
memorandum to Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman.
KOTA KINABALU: After undergoing profound social and economic changes over the past 48 years, Sabah is entering unknown territory as it marks Malaysia’s birthday today.

Sept 16 may go down as the date when Sabah gave birth to a modern nationalist movement to cope with growing pains and perceived injustices ever since it signed the Malaysia Agreement in 1963.

A nationalist movement called “Pergerakan Sabah Tanah Air Kita” (Our Nation Sabah Movement) has slowly gathered quiet momentum and is seeking a review of the status of Sabah within Malaysia.

The ‘unofficial history’ of our Independence

COMMENT More than 50 years after Independence, Malaysians are still frequently reminded by Umno leaders of the so-called ‘Social Contract’ that was supposed to have been agreed upon by “the three races” whenever the non-bumiputeras demand civil liberties and the end to discrimination.

Najib: GST kemungkinan selepas PRU-13

Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak hari ini berkata bahawa kerajaan sedang meninjau kemungkinan untuk melaksanakan cukai barangan dan perkhidmatan (GST) selepas pilihan raya umum akan datang.

NONEBercakap kepada pemberita selepas majlis makan malam Persidangan Antarabangsa CEO Forbes di Kuala Lumpur hari ini, Najib berkata Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri telah diminta untuk memastikan segala sistem sudah bersiap-sedia. Katanya, isu sekarang ialah masa yang sesuai bagi pelaksanaan berkenaan.

Anak tikam ibu dan bapa hingga mati

Sepasang suami isteri mati ditikam oleh anak lelaki mereka di sebuah rumah di Batu 1, Jalan Utara dekat Sandakan, malam semalam.

Dalam kejadian 10.45 malam itu, lelaki berkenaan yang berusia 31 tahun turut menikam kakaknya.

Ketua Polis Daerah Sandakan, ACP Rowell Marong, berkata mangsa dikenali sebagai Yew Hiap Foh, 70, dan isterinya Chu Ching Moi, 60, dan kedua-dua mereka mati di tempat kejadian akibat tikaman di dada.

What happened to MACC probe on Taib?

Sarawak opposition believes that Taib Mahmud must clear his
name in view of the latest German investigation into his
family-linked business dealings.
KUCHING: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) must release immediately details of its investigation into Chief Minister Taib Mahmud’s alleged abuse of power and corruption.

The call comes on the heels of reports that the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) has launched investigations into Deutsche Bank on account of its business relations with Taib’s family.

Maklumat dakwaan rasuah Gani Patail akan disiasat SPRM

PUTRAJAYA: Maklumat berhubung dakwaan mengaitkan Peguam Negara Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail yang disogok bekas Timbalan Pengerusi Eksekutif Ho Hup Bhd,Datuk Vincent Lye, akan disiasat oleh Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM).

Namun menurut Menteri diJabatan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Nazri Aziz di bawah Seksyen 29(4) Akta SPRM, maklumat mengenai hal itu tidak perlu didedahkan kepada umum.

‘Bukti dipalsukan pada bicara kes rasuah Anwar’

Hukuman kerana salah guna kuasa ke atas Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim pada 1999 adalah silap kerana pihak pendakwaan telah memalsukan bukti dan membuat penipuan melalui tindakan pegawai penyiasat ketika itu, Tan Sri Musa Hassan dan pendakwa raya ketika itu Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail.

musa hassan police igp pc 250607 mumDakwaan itu dibuat melalui sepucuk surat terbuka, baru yang dihantar kepada Ketua Polis Negara Tan Sri Ismail Omar, hari ini, oleh bekas Ketua Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah Kuala Lumpur Datuk Mat Zain Ibrahim.

Treachery of the Highest kind???

A recent diplomatic cable released by Wikileaks has a rather ominous entry that pinpoints the then prime minister Mahathir Mohamad as being the perpetrator of a citizenship-for-votes scam, with the alleged direct involvement of the then Election Commission chief.

The cable stated: “During their discussion, Hussin claimed that (former EC head) Rashid admitted his direct involvement in UMNO's shadowy 1990s push to assume political control of the East Malaysia state of Sabah. During that decade, UMNO granted citizenship and Malaysian Identity Cards (ICs) to over 600,000 foreign migrant workers (predominantly Muslims from Indonesia and Mindanao) in Sabah, in exchange for their votes in state assembly elections (ref B).

Kami Bukan ‘Beruang’ Macam Rahman Dahlan!

Saudara Pengarang,

SAYA amat berdukacita dengan keadaan hidup di negara tercinta ini yang semakin tertekan dengan kenaikan kos hidup. Tidakkah pemimpin-pemimpin kerajaan sedar terhadap kepayahan hidup rakyat semakin hari semakin menghimpit?

Memetik ayat dari portal Malaysiakini berkenaan beban cukai syarikat telekomunikasi yang dialih tanggung kepada pengguna iaitu “cukai 6 % itu menunjukkan kerajaan hanya melindungi badan korporat dan syarikat telekomunikasi, dengan memindahkan beban mereka kepada pengguna @ rakyat walaupun syarikat berkenaan membuat keuntungan setiap tahun.”

Anything But Umno

We can only surmise that Gani Patail has enough to sink Umno dulu, kini dan selamanya. Just like probably VK Lingam knew too much that he could not be charged with subverting justice by trying to influence in the appointing of judges and just like how Tajudin Ramli knows enough about the backroom deals to warrant the government asking GLCs to stop litigation against him.

Ali Kadir, The Malaysian Insider

Raja Petra Kamarudin (RPK), the blogger, is right. We don’t know if Pakatan Rakyat will be able to govern our beloved country responsibly or walk the talk.

Malaysia’s Mahathir: 9/11 not work of Muslims

By Inquirer.Net

KUALA LUMPUR – The long-serving former Malaysian premier Mahathir Mohamad says Arab Muslims are incapable of carrying out the 9/11 attacks on the United States that killed nearly 3,000 people.

The ageing firebrand, who was in power in Malaysia at the time of the attacks and stepped down in 2003 after 22 years in power, slammed former US president George W. Bush ahead of the 10-year anniversary Sunday of 9/11.

Umno attacks fuelled by fear of true history, says Mat Sabu

By Shazwan Mustafa Kamal, The Malaysian Insider

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 11 — Umno’s attacks on PAS for allegedly backing communists are fuelled by fear their version of history will need to be rewritten once the truth surfaces, Mohamad Sabu charged last night.

The PAS deputy president said Umno’s smear campaign against him through Utusan Malaysia — by accusing him of supporting communists was aimed at preserving Barisan Nasional’s (BN) own version of history and how Malaysia achieved its independence.

“They (Umno) are worried that history will need to be rewritten if we push matters further,” Mohamad told a ceramah in Gombak near here last night.

Lip Service Laced with poison

I believe that once you enter into politics, you should know that the truth always catches up on you, and when you begin to flip-flop, people will hold it against you.

By Douglas Tan

Ever since I was young, my father has taught me that when you tell lies, it is far more difficult to remain consistent. You have to tell a lie to cover up the original lie, and you also have to remember what the original lie was in the first place. I believe that once you enter into politics, you should know that the truth always catches up on you, and when you begin to flip-flop, people will hold it against you.

Tambatuonites, learn it from us the victims of Baram Dam

By Keruah Usit

The beautiful Baram region in northeastern Sarawak is one of the poorest regions in the country.

Now, thanks to the Baram Dam, one of 12 gigantic hydro-electric dams spread across the state, 20,000 inhabitants face the prospect of being resettled, without participating in the decision that will change their life and that of their descendants.

US$ 5mil FBC website is making a monkey out of Taib Mahmud

Oops! - wrong monkey. The website Sarawak Report(s) used a
Sumatran Orang Utan to illustrate the Chief Minister's
conservation credentials!
Taib’s PR people have pictured a foreign animal in their attempts to show how fond the Chief Minister is of saving Sarawak’s wildlife!

Malaysian procurement system riddled with corruption, says US cable

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 9 — The seedy and allegedly corrupt side of Malaysia’s defence procurement has been laid bare in a US embassy cable, with startling revelations on how Umno politicians, agents, civil servants and military officials receive 30 per cent “commission” on deals.

In a note on the opaque procurement system here revealed by whistleblower site Wikileaks, the US embassy noted that American companies operating here had three main complaints about the system: the lack of transparency, outright corruption, and Bumiputera requirements.

The undated cable sent during the Abdullah administration between 2004 and 2009 also noted that many government tenders do not follow procurement rules.

A US aerospace executive told the US embassy here defence deals were done through shadowy agreements with no tendering process. For example, the then-Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s (picture) sister-in-law arranged a US$400 million (RM1.2 billion) contract to buy military cargo aircraft from Airbus.
The deal was announced following Abdullah’s return from a trip to France.



DISPLAY….. Hiew displaying the prepaid card.
THE NEWLY implemented to start on the 15th of September the 6% service tax charged by the telephone companies is unfair and a burden to every telephone prepaid reload card users. The general respond to this increase by adding on a 6% service tax on the prepaid amount is not welcome by the consumers and they said it is a way for the full benefit of the telephone.



PKR Supreme Council member cum PKR Sabah Secretary, Dr Roland Chia Ming Shen questioned the need for prepaid mobile phone users to have to fork out 6% more as of Sept 15 despite telcos say they will no longer absorb the service tax which was introduced in 1998.

The 6% should be by way of TELCOS way of corporate social responsibility to the rakyat especially prepaid users make up the majority of customers in all telcos in Malaysia.

911 is here once more... Tribute to the three Malaysians who perished

By Emmanuel Surendra

9/11 is here. Much has been said about it. And I don’t think we’d need another post telling us the logic of it or a comparative post on post 9/11 thoughts and the Malaysian situation or a delusional one that still lingers in conspiracy. Here’s an interesting testimony found here via It goes something like this:

PSM kecam sistem kehakiman Malaysia gagal bela HAK TANAH ORANG ASAL

Oleh S. Arutchelvan, S/usaha Agung PSM
Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) kesal dengan tindakan Mahkamah Persekutuan yang tidak berani membuat keputusan mengiktiraf hak tanah adat masyarakat Orang Asal di dalam kes yang difailkan oleh Bato Bagi dan lima lagi. Keputusan yang dibuat oleh Ketua Hakim Negara Tun Zaki Azmi, Hakim Mahkamah Besar Sabah dan Sarawak Tan Sri Richard Malanjum dan Hakim Mahkamah Persekutuan, Datuk Seri Md Raus Shariff membuktikan sekali lagi sistem kehakiman negara ini gagal memberi keadilan kepada masyarakat tertindas.

‘Sabah is on the right track to success’

Former Sabah Chief Minister Salleh Said Keruak believes that the
state has progressed by leaps and bounds since Independence.
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah State Assembly Speaker, Salleh Said Keruak, firmly believes that Sabah and Malaysia are on the right track to achieving state and national targets.

To him both state and nation have already seen tremendous developments.

But he was just as quick to point out that there was still much more that could be done to meet the desires of Sabahans in general.

Borneo Alliance to be formalized with SAPP – Jeffrey

KOTA KINABALU: The Borneo Alliance of parties and NGOs is set to be formalized soon with Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) and forthcoming political in which UBF’s Chairman, Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan will be a member.

Demands for seats increase not as rational as they sound

By Daniel John Jambun
We have noticed that for a while now there has been a lot of proposal to increase the number of parliamentary and state seats, with most of the opposition as well as the ruling coalition members supporting the move. Only Datuk Lajim Ukin has so far expressed disagreement with his colleagues’ proposal. He said this doesn’t make sense because the number of voters in some seats are too small, e.g. his Beaufort parliamentary constituency is only about 28,000 while the Sipitang and Kimanis parliamentary constituencies have only about 22,000 each.

Death Of An Empire

By Dr Nasir Hashim, President PSM

Did I not tell you about this senile Empire ?
   With its pompous guardians constipating at its door steps
      Festered by collusions, greed, profits, demi-gods and lost directions

But did I also not tell you how they fervently dig graves for others ?
     Too sedated and too dumb to realize that’s their very own

Did I tell you how their bastion of power crumbling like nine pins ?
Yet they think that’s progress
So they pride 
     Over slogans, promises and innuendoes  
         Destroying the very dreams that they ever fostered

So the Empire continues to wallow in jaundiced gusto
  Shackling the innocence at every twist and turn of time
     Claiming victory for their flaccid democracy and justice

Now you are witnessing the Empire’s ‘broken chain of command’
   Of misdirected priorities and competing opportunists
       Flip flop decisions, casting aspersions and intense blame games   
         Stumbling to pamper warped truths and spineless agencies
            Clamouring and clawing to ‘catch the eye’ of their master
You should also see within their rabid ranks
How hidden agenda so craftily designed
   To wrest power and refining character assassinations
     Inventing and reinventing scapegoats  
       Conjuring wild scenarios to nurture foul intentions
           Staging a ‘siege mentality’ through traitorous media pimps

So they declared war against their own people
Yet so afraid of repercussion and their own measly shadows
So they shut themselves
     In fortresses of body guards, black magic and gangsters in uniform
         Imbuing demented underlings to do their national biddings

Did you not hear the cries of the down trodden ?
     And the roar of defiance transcending all bounds
         Hacking away the chains of oppression and exploitation
            Persevering through ‘thick and thin’ over smoking gas, chemical waters,
              Battering rams, beaten bodies, cracked head, broken ribs, open wounds and
                 Mammoth arrests

Yet waves upon waves of humanity continue to throttle the Empire
Yet its lackeys  
   Continue to live in denial and lavishing in false comfort
     Clutching desperately onto illusions and blatant lies

So this struggle goes on in ever fiery circle
 Paralyzing the capitalists, opportunists, parasites, jingoists, racists and power brokers

But then, when the Empire and its lackeys are dead and gone
      Will you then resurrect another Empire of the same ?

Nay … the empowered masses will summon the very marrow of your existence
    To deal a crushing blow
       To all pretensions and exploitations. 

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