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'Ikan Bilis' didakwa SPRM

SEORANG pembantu tadbir yang bertugas di mahkamah sini dihadapkan ke Mahkamah Khas Rasuah kelmarin atas tuduhan menerima rasuah untuk memproses permohonan Pendaftaran Lewat Kelahiran tanpa melalui perbicaraan dan menggunakan sijil kelahiran itu sebagai sah.

Bagaimanapun Jinny Daniul, 30, mengaku tidak bersalah untuk kedua-dua pertuduhan yang dibacakan kepadanya di hadapan hakim Mahkamah Sesyen, Dean Wayne Daly.

Muhyiddin snubs RCI in Sabah

By Luke Rintod of FMT
KOTA KINABALU: Both Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and his deputy Muhyiddin Yassin were not in Kuala Lumpur during yesterday’s massive Bersih 3.0 rally.

The sit-in rally calls for electoral reforms including the purging of “illegals” from the the electoral rolls, an issue that is especially prevalent in Sabah. Najib was in Sarawak and Muhyiddin was in Sabah.

Outrage as Egypt plans 'farewell intercourse law' so husbands can have sex with DEAD wives up to six hours after their death

Controversial: The 'farewell intercourse' law is part of a raft of measures being introduced by the Islamist-dominated parliamentEgyptian husbands will soon be legally allowed to have sex with their dead wives - for up to six hours after their death.

The controversial new law is part of a raft of measures being introduced by the Islamist-dominated parliament.

It will also see the minimum age of marriage lowered to 14 and the ridding of women's rights of getting education and employment.

Large turn-out at Bersih gatherings in Sabah, Sarawak

By Luke Rintod of FMT
KOTA KINABALU: About 1,500 people from all walks of life converged at the historic Padang Merdeka in the city today, only to be turned away by hundreds of policemen barricading the field.

They, however, managed to conduct their Bersih 3.0 sit-in – for free and fair elections – around the field which on normal days is open to the public either for sport or recreation.

Star denies flogging the 'politics of 2nd Chance'

KOTA KINABALU: Star deputy chairman Daniel John Jambun has denied flogging the "politics of 2nd Chance" as charged by Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman during a party function on Thurs at the Umno building in Kota Kinabalu.

He was referring to Musa alleging that opposition leaders had done nothing for the people during their "glory days in power" and were now striving to get a second chance on the comeback trail. Musa had also added, in his caustic remarks, that such leaders would not be able to "make a difference" in future if they couldn't do so in the past.

Musa Aman tells of the prime minister’s success in three short years

Najib Razak
Najib Razak

They came by the thousands and by word of mouth. And they listened attentively to Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman talk of Prime Minister Najib Razak’s success in governing Malaysia since he took office three years ago. Village chiefs and community leaders, said Musa, are still important “eyes and ears” of the government despite the speed and reach of the internet in delivering information to the people.

 “There are still those who do not get their news through radio, television and the newspapers,” he told a meeting with them in Kudat, 131km (82 miles) northeast of Kota Kinabalu, on April 25.

Musa said community leaders have a duty to inform and explain to the people of all the good that the Barisan Nasional (National Front) government has done for them.

If the law is bad, break it

I got a call from a reporter a little while ago to ask my thoughts on the court order obtained by the authorities, banning the Duduk Bantah Bersih 3.0 taking place at Dataran Merdeka.

To explain my point to her, I shared this little episode that took place whilst in I was in London in the 80′s.

Following the Falklands war, information had leaked out that greatly embarrassed the Thatcher administration.

The leaked information was finally traced back to a member of the British civil service, one Clive Ponting.

Ponting was charged with an offence under the Official Secrets Act.

At the end of the trial, the judge DIRECTED the jury, that on the evidence, they must enter a finding of guilt.

Bersih 3.0: Fight For the Future!

KOTA KINABALU: BERSIH Sabah 3.0 will go on as planned today at Padang Merdeka at 2pm – 4pm in spite of resistances put up by various parties as reported in the media.

“We are members of the public; therefore we are entitled to attend the programme if we wish to. Too much has been put at stake for fellow Malaysians. Civil liberties are being threatened, we must act now!” says BERSIH Sabah spokesperson Andrew Ambrose, also known as Atama.

Musa Aman sets sight on another resounding coalition victory

Go to the people, Musa tells BN leaders and members.
Go to the people, Musa tells BN leaders and members.
“United we stand; divided we fall.” That was the message which Chief Minister Musa Aman drove home to more than 1,000 leaders and members of eight Barisan Nasional coalition parties in Sabah on April 26. Musa knows what he is up against in a general election that could be as early as late May or mid June. But he is undaunted. “We want an even bigger victory this time,” he said as he launched the BN election task force at the Umno building in Kota Kinabalu.

A Message To The People of Sabah

My fellow Sabahans,

With less than 48hours for Bersih Sabah 3.0 and Duduk Bantah in the historic Padang Merdeka 2804, all I can think about is our immediate future, our state - our nation of Sabah. With so much things going through everyone's mind, the opposition to Bersih 3.0, the ignorance of it's main issue & the playing up of fear into the hearts of sovereign individuals; the fact remains that everyone of us clearly still wants one common thing - fairness and equality.

Malaysian Civil Liberties Movement (MCLM) fully backs BERSIH

Michael Liew
KOTA KINABALU: Malaysian Civil Liberties Movement (MCLM) fully backs BERSIH Sabah, according to MCLM Sabah chief Michael Liew.

According to Liew, “Based on our understanding, BERSIH Sabah never applied to use Padang Merdeka.

They had issued letters of notification to both PDRM and DBKK of their activities on 17th of April 2012.”

According to section 9(1) of the newly enacted Peaceful Assembly Act, an organiser shall, ten days before the date of an assembly, notify the Officer in Charge of the Police District in which the assembly is to be held.

Fakta Sebenar Di Sebalik Dakwaan & Fitnah Terhadap Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR)

  • Dakwaan 1:

    SPR telah sengaja membetulkan sempadan kawasan pilihan raya DUN dan Parlimen tanpa kelulusan Parlimen bertujuan meramaikan pengundi di satu-satu kawasan bagi membolehkan Barisan Nasional beroleh kemenangan pada PRU Ke-13 nanti

    Dakwaan tersebut merupakan suatu fitnah dan tidak berasas sama sekali. SPR tidak pernah melakukan apa-apa perubahan terhadap sempadan kawasan atau bahagian pilihan raya sama ada DUN atau pun Parlimen kerana urusan berkenaan hanya dapat dilakukan apabila tiba masanya mengikut peruntukan Perkara 113(A) Perlembagaan Persekutuan. SPR telah pun mengeluarkan pengumuman bahawa urusan kajian semula persempadanan bahagian-bahagian pilihan raya hanya akan dijalankan apabila tiba masanya selepas PRU-13. SPR akan mengeluarkan kenyataan rasmi berhubung dengan perkara tersebut apabila tiba masanya nanti.

Kenapa rakyat Sabah harus memilih STAR

Oleh Maslan Maginda
Senario politik di Malaysia hari ini sudah berubah jika dibandingkan pada era PBS kerana kerajaan persekutaan pada waktu itu masih kuat dan masih boleh memerintah walaupun tanpa Sabah dan Sarawak. Datuk Dr Jeffery Kitingan pengerusi Parti STAR Sabah, telah menjelaskan kepada rakyat di seluruh negeri ini agar memilih parti STAR pada pilihanraya ke 13 untuk menyelamatkan Sabah daripada terus dikuasai oleh kerajaan Barisan National dan UMNO yang dilihat sudah menjajah Sabah dan sewenang-wenangnya melanggar Perjanjian Malaysia.
STAR adalah sebuah parti tempatan yang benar-benar berjuang untuk rakyat. Datuk Dr Jeffery juga telah memberikan jaminan kepada rakyat Sabah, yang STAR akan menyelesaikan segala isu yang membabitkan hak-hak rakyat apabila STAR memerintah nanti.

Hot money trail from Sabah to Swiss banks

By Luke Rintod of FMT
KOTA KINABALU: Fear and euphoria reign in Umno Sabah over renewed allegations of money-laundering by Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman. The trail is said to lead from the forests of Sabah to the bank vaults in Hong Kong and on to Switzerland.

Politicians on both sides of the political divide are either rubbing their hands in anticipation or getting ready to edge away from potential trouble that has been floating in the online media for years but has gained new life with further revelations by news portal Sarawak Report (SR).

Star should adopt SAPP proposal for Sabah IC, says Star man in Kinabatangan

TONGOD : A key leader of State Reform Party (Star) in Kinabatangan, which is flooded by illegal immigrants, has called upon Star leadership to consider adopting and improving the proposal by another opposition party, Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP), to introduce a Sabah identification card, as among its objective.

James Ait, who is also Star state committee member, in a statement today said that the issuance of such state own identification card should be stringent and will differentiate between those genuine Sabahans and those who got the easily-available to immigrants Malaysian MyKads.

Victims of land-grabs pin hope in a lawyer

Sangkong (centre) flanked native vice chief Mudat Majupi (left)
and Ketua Kampung, Mogak Majupi explaining their predicament.

KOTA KINABALU : Families who were served with court notice late last year to move out in one month of "their" lands in Kampung Tangkarason, Beluran now pin their hope that the plantation company involved and the court would "grant" some mercy on them, knowing there is no where to go after this.

Leader of the group, Nulius Sangkong, 34, who managed to get court order for a stay said they never dreamed that this could happen to them as natives of Sabah after toiling the lands and living there since 1980s.

BERSIH Sabah to remain in Padang Merdeka, April 28th, after successful meeting with KK PDRM and DBKK

BERSIH Sabah to remain in Padang Merdeka,
April 28th, after successful meeting
with KK PDRM and DBKK
KOTA KINABALU: BERSIH Sabah has the full support of DBKK and the KK PDRM to gather at Padang Merdeka on April 28th. A successful meeting were made today, April 24, with the KK PDRM and DBKK representatives at Karamunsing Police Station.

A team of seven from BERSIH Sabah and Himpunan Hijau was met with about 30 representatives from the police and DBKK at 3p.m. today to discuss about the planned gathering on the 28th of April. The meeting was chaired by the Head of Police Kota Kinabalu, ACP Ahmad Sofi bin Zakaria.

Jeffrey brings ‘Ini kali lah’ to KL

Dr Jeffrey Kitingan
By Luke Rintod of FMT
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah’s political maverick Jeffrey Kitingan is taking his now famous “Borneo Tea-Party” to Kuala Lumpur. He is set to push his “In Kali” (This time) agenda with Sabahans residing and working in Peninsular Malaysia tomorrow.

Hundreds of Sabahans are expected to gather at the KL Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall in Kuala Lumpur to hear founder of the United Borneo Front (UBF) enlighten them on his version of why Malaysia is what it is today and why East Malaysia has been left far behind.

The death of civil liberties

By Malik Imtiaz Sarwar
Though the Government has said much about the repeal of the infamous Internal Security Act, little has been said to explain how its so-called replacement, the Security Offences (Special Measures) Bill (SOA), will impact on our lives. Even less has been said about the bill tabled to amend the Penal Code that went hand in hand with the SOA. I think there was a reason for this.

To say that the two bills are draconian would be a gross understatement. They brutally curtail the constitutional freedom of Malaysians to dissent. It seems that we have been made the victims of a sleight of hand. While we were being distracted by the song and dance that attended the termination of the ISA, Parliament was being harnessed to diabolical purpose. The passing of the two bills has sounded the death knell of civil liberties.

Apple jokes

Shafie: RM1.5m payout to Zahida ‘completely untrue’

KUALA LUMPUR: A week after he was openly linked with a popular local artiste Zahida Mohamed Rafik, Rural and Regional Development Minister Mohd Shafie Apdal today denied making any hefty payments to her.

He warned that he would be taking legal action against anyone “who continues to defame me and link me with this issue”.

Research shows more Malaysians refuse UMNO-led BN but they will still take any money given

By Moaz Nair
A field trip to Tanjung Lumpur in Kuantan on January 21 to gauge the people’s perception on the aid given to the poor by the government and their appraisal of UMNO politics was quite inspiring.

It was found that the aid recipients are aware that the RM100, RM200, RM500, RM5000 now given to the people and the salary increase for government servants before the next general election are all from taxpayers’ money. The people are cognisant of the fact that the money distributed here does not come from UMNO or Barisan Nasional (BN). It comes from the hard-earned taxpayers’ money.

Earth Day 2012: Quotes On The Environment from Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict has not been shy in regards to issues of the environment. He has spoken frequently about everyone's right to food, right to water and responsible sharing. He has spoken about the real meaning of progress and development and what that means for our planet of limited resources. He has discussed climate change, the connection between science and nature, and how the path of cultivating peace is directly linked to protecting creation.

These quotes are taken from a new book published by Our Sunday Visitor called: The Environment by Pope Benedict XVI.

Najib departs Sabah with nothing to say

By Luke Rintod of FMT
PENAMPANG: Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak again spurned an opportunity to mollify Sabahans that the federal government is indeed serious about getting to the bottom how the state had become hosts to a massive population of illegal immigrants.

Opposition politician Jeffrey Kitingan was among the first to comment on the puzzling silence on the issue by the Prime Minister for the second time during a visit to the state.

‘Umno tore apart my father’s legacy’

By Luke Rintod of FMT
KOTA KINABALU: Former Sabah governor and chief minister Tun Mustapha Harun’s son has accused Umno of betraying his father’s trust and tearing apart his legacy.

Badaruddin Tun Mustapha said it was ironical that Umno, the party that his father had helped enter into Sabah politics, had plundered the state and reduced its immense wealth and power to a few handouts from the federal government.

BERSIH Sabah releases draft TOR for RCI, and calls for interim findings before polls

BERSIH Sabah releases draft TOR for RCI, and
calls for interim findings before polls
Kota Kinabalu: The call for the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into the grant of Malaysian citizenship to migrants and the presence of illegal immigrants in Sabah has been reiterated by BERSIH Sabah, who has released a draft terms of reference (TOR) today.

BERSIH Sabah calls for the Commission to publicly produce its interim findings on or before 30 June 2012 or before the 13th General Elections.

“The call for RCI is urgent, particularly for interim findings to be made public before the 13th General Elections as to ensure that there are no phantom or illegal voters sabotaging a free and fair election for Sabah,” says Anne Lasimbang, Director of PACOS (Partners of Communities Organisations).

What the hell thousands "Bajau Semporna" doing in Liawan, Keningau ?

By Dr Nicholas James Guntobon
KENINGAU : I am responding to Liawan assemblyman Sairin Karno's reaction to an expose i made regarding the about 1,000 PATAIs suddenly sprucing up their houses in an open space in Liawan, only one km from town.

I think Sairin should not confuse the people about the facts surrounding the influx of about 1,000 illegal immigrants who had turned an open space near Keningau low-cost housing into illegal kampung dubbed the new "Indah Permai".

Scorpene scandal: Inquiry commences today, Apr 19, at Paris Tribunal de Grande Instance

Submarine Scandal: Inquiry Commence 19 April 2012 at Paris Tribunal de Grande Instance (TGI)

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) is pleased to inform that an inquiry into the alleged corruption, misuse and abuse of taxpayers money, linked to the purchase of the two Scorpene class submarines, back in 2002 will commence on 19 April (Thursday) at the Paris Tribunal de Grande Instance (TGI), known as a first degree court that deals with civil litigation matters. Lawyers William Bourdon and Joseph Breham will be the lead counsel representing SUARAM in France.

Now son of Tun Ghafar Baba chides UMNO and supports Bersih 3.0

NONEA pre-Bersih 3.0 rally last night raised eyebrows when Tamrin Abdul Ghafar, son of former deputy prime minister Abdul Ghafar Baba, made his debut by urging the crowd to throw their support behind the April 28 sit-in protest to demand clean and fair elections.

Tamrin (right) took to the stage and declared: “I have a clarification to make, I am still an Umno member.”

This invited laughter and some jeers from nearly 2,000 people who filled the muddy field in Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur.

“But today, I have decided to come down to the ground with you because I can no longer bear to see the electoral system being manipulated for the sake of maintaining power,” he said.

STAR Sabah to launch “INI KALI LAH!" Album on 20 April 2012

“STAR Sabah will officially launch its theme song “INI KALI LAH!” and the “INI KALI LAH! album with eleven (11) other songs on 20 April 2012” announced Evaritus Gungkit, the Organizing Chairman of the launching in a press statement released today.

The “INI KALI LAH!” slogan and song has rocked and reverberated throughout Sabah for the past several months and drummed up local support for patriotism and the fight for the restoration of Sabah’s lost rights and autonomy.

Poverty in Ranau

By Luke Rintod of FMT
RANAU: Surrounded by the rural-most parts of several poverty-stricken districts bordering it, Ranau is often considered better off than its neighbours. But that’s a misconception. It is well in contention for the poorest district in Sabah.

An undulating land, famed for its vegetable terraces at the foothills of Mount Kinabalu, Ranau is still known for its rustic and hard lifestyle.

Here in Ranau, basic amenities are few and far between.

18 beauties selected for Tuaran 2012 Unduk Ngadau

By Raymond Tombung
The bevy of beauties selected for the Tuaran Unduk Ngadau.
TAMPARULI: The audition on April 15 at the Tun Hamdan hall here to select the Tuaran Unduk Ngadau participants this year ended with eighteen beauties ready to vie for the coveted title.

The Tuaran Unduk Ngadau 2012 Organising Chairperson, Pn. Enick Kiron said the beauties will take the stage at the Tuaran district-level Pesta Kaamatan which will be held on May 10 at the Tuaran new hall this year.

The organising committee members: Standing (L - R) Roselynne Sandar,
Nur Edayah Abdullah, Emran Amran, Joana Sinti, Loretta Epun, and
seated (L - R) Enick Kiron, Rosman Rayman and Sahid Usop.

Mystery overseas assignment for Shafee

High profile Umno lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah has been appointed by Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor for a confidential overseas assignment from April 2 to 25.

He has requested for all his cases from April 2 to 25 to be vacated in a letter dated Mar 23, and addressed to Chief Justice Ariffin Zakaria, Court of Appeal president Md Raus Sharif, and Chief Judge of Malaya Zulkefli Ahmad Makinuddin, and copies sent to the prime minister and his wife.


Judging good and evil - the Sarawak problems

By Tama Puyang
MIRI : No matter how you look at both sides of a coin, there’s “head & tail”. No matter how you judge human consciences, it’s either “Good or evil”. There’s no such thing as “half good and half evil” or vice versa.

If you judge what happened at Everly Parkcity Hotel Miri yesterday, how do you judge that? There was Senetor Lihan Jok and Dick Bala initiated a controversy meeting making used of Temengong Pahang, Pastors, Priest to discuss in logistic planning to bless the dam site, where as under the hot sun stood a group of concern protestors holding banners in opposing the dam.

Huge crowd expected at STAR's joint launch of KK, Penampang and Putatan

Awang Ahmad Sah
PENAMPANG : A huge crowd is expected to attend the joint-launching of three new divisions of the State Reform Party (STAR) to be held at the popular Hongkod Koisaan here on April 21st.

The launch will take off at 9.30am at the Hongkod Koisaan’s Cultural Village which is located on the compound of KDCA headquarters.

Organising Chairman, Awang Ahmad Sah Awang Sahari, who is also STAR’s state deputy chairman said in a statement that the launching will be special because it will be a combined of Penampang, Kota Kinabalu and Putatan divisions

DG’s instruction on scholarship applications very improper – STAR

Daniel John Jambun
KOTA KINABALU: The State Reform Party finds the instruction by Director General of the Higher Learning Department, Prof. Datuk Dr Rujhan Mustafa, to channel scholarship applications through the KDM Malaysia association as shocking and totally improper.

“I am flabbergasted that such a high-ranking government official could be so loose with rules of government protocol,” said STAR Deputy Chairman, Daniel John Jambun is a statement here. “I simply cannot believe that a supposedly apolitical and a non-governmental organization (NGO) has suddenly been asked to be an agent of the Federal Government’s administration.”

Usno old hands to ‘power-up’ Jeffrey’s party

By Luke Rintod of FMT
PAPAR: One of the sons of former Sabah chief minister Tun Mustapha Harun who has been trying to revive his father’s party is determined that the state Umno-led Barisan Nasional coalition government be replaced by a Sabah-based political party.

Badaruddin Tun Mustapha said that Usno whether registered or not would stick with State Reform Party (STAR) Sabah chairman, Jeffrey Kitingan, in facing the coming general election for the sake of Sabah’s future and dignity.

STAR may contest in 60 seats in Sabah, says Dr Jeffrey

KOTA KINABALU : The State Reform Party (STAR) may contest in all 60 state assembly seats and 25 MP seats in Sabah, said its Sabah chapter chairman, Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan, here today.

He said this after a briefing by the State Election Commission on new election rules to STAR and protem USNO leaders at the EC's office at the Federal Secretariat in Likas.

Frail Pope Benedict, 85, contemplates to resign

Pope Benedict XVI waves as he makes his "Urbi et Orbi"
(To the city and the world) address from a balcony in
St. Peter's Square in Vatican April 8, 2012.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict marks two milestones this week and while his health appears stable, signs of frailty have again prompted speculation over whether he will be the first pontiff in seven centuries to resign.

Benedict, one of the oldest popes in history, turns 85 on Monday, and on Thursday he marks the seventh anniversary of his election as successor to the immensely popular John Paul II.

Speaking to pilgrims and tourists in St Peter's Square on Sunday, he noted Thursday's anniversary and asked for prayers "so that the Lord may give me the strength to carry out the mission he has entrusted to me".

PBRS deputy president Baharudin Nayan joins STAR with 500 others

By Ezra Haganez
PAPAR : A one time deputy president of Barisan Nasional component party, Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS), Baharudin Nayan, has quit the party to join opposition State Reform Party or STAR.

The local veteran politician handed over his application form to join STAR to its Sabah chapter chairman, Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan at the launching of its Papar division at the Borneo Paradise Resort in Kinarut near here today (Apr 14, 2012).

We will go to international court, says STAR

KOTA BELUD : The State Reform Party (STAR) said if it forms or leads the next state government, it would consider taking matters to court, including international courts, if then Federal Government continued to trample on the 1963 pledges and the Malaysia Agreement.

Deputy chairman of the Sabah chapter of STAR, Daniel John Jambun, said it is pertinent that the next state government subscribed to the Borneo Agenda if Sabah is to be saved from further destruction by unfavourable policies by Federal power against it.

Ranau could be the poorest district, says STAR

By Ezra Haganez
RANAU : Ranau, a district surrounded by the rural-most parts of several poverty stricken districts, could be the poorest in Sabah, claimed State Reform Party (STAR) divisional head for Ranau, Jalibin Paidi.

Jalibin said, while it was never mentioned that Ranau is the poorest, the fact that it is at the centre of Sabah and that it is adjacent to the notoriously rural parts of Kota Marudu, Beluran, Tongod, Tambunan, Keningau, Kota Belud and Tuaran districts, might have concealed real facts on poverty in the district.

BN leaders urged to take action on Bingkor Lama's road

By: Roger Binson A.S
Road condition in Bingkor Lama.
Keningau: Nearly 500 folks in Bingkor Lama facing difficulties every day when they are forced through severe roads condition that have been damaged since eight months ago. The issue has been brought to the attention of authorities by JKKK Sumit Jood last year but till now no action or decision from the relevant authorities to improve the road conditions. The government's lack of action in this situation eventually raised dissatisfaction among the comunity and may cause their votes in favor of the opposition, especially the Star party which led by Dr Jeffrey Kitingan and SAPP, led by Yong Teck Lee.

Umno hand in ‘new’ illegal settlement?

By Luke Rintod of FMT
KENINGAU: An open recreational area meant for residents in a low-cost housing project here has “magically” turned into a settlement overnight for about 1,000 illegal Filipinos and Indonesian immigrants.

To make matters worse, Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) poles were allegedly put up at night to “supply” power to this illegal settlement, when thousands of other poor Sabah native kampungs are still living by kerosene lamps.

Tindak Mala​ysia challenges EC to a public debate

Civil society movement, Tindak Malaysia today issued a challenge to both the Election Commission (EC) and the Public Select Committee (PSC) to a public debate on how clean the electoral roll is.

The proposed dates have also been suggested – either on April 20, 21 or 22.

Its founder, Wong Piang Yow (for the Chinese press, 黄炳耀) who has submitted over 100 proposals on how to improve the electoral process to safeguard the interest of voters’ rights, said it is time that both the EC and PSC debate with concerned members of the public (Tindak Malaysia) on this important topic which, if broadcast, “live” on RTM will allow Malaysians from all walks of life to decide on the commitment of Prime Minister, Najib Razak’s administration to cleaning up the electoral roll.

Raw deal for the poor in Sabah

By Luke Rintod of FMT
TONGOD: The Umno-led Sabah government has been accused of providing the state’s poor with shoddily built houses minus the essential utilities.

Citing the houses in Kinabatangan, State Reform Party (STAR) community leader James Ait said the government was being “dangerously careless” in the construction of these houses just because the recipients were impoverishd.

Born in Sabah but no free MyKad

By Luke Rintod of FMT
KUALA PENYU: “Newly-arrived illegal immigrants from the Philippines and Indonesia can easily get Malaysian citizenship, but why can’t I get it after 65 years?” asks John Dismas, a man who has lived in Sabah all his life.

The 65-year-old who was born in Kuala Penyu a year after Second World War, ended is perplexed by his situation. His mother was a Dusun Tatana and he speaks the dialect fluently, while his father was an Australian soldier who abandoned the family soon after the war.

From Perlis to Sabah: Umno's legacy - a trail of disappointment and flops

Written by  Nawawi Mohamad, Malaysia Chronicle
In May 2010, Minister in Prime Minister's Department Idris Jala woke the nation up from its slumber by announcing that Malaysia will be bankrupt by 2019 if the government does not cut subsidies and rein in borrowings. By end of 2011 our National debt was at RM460 billon and still rising.

Then we were shocked by the findings of ecoomic think-tank MIER in in January 2012 that if nothing is done to reverse the current trends in government expenditures and revenues, extrapolation suggests that Malaysia’s national debt will explode to 100 per cent of GDP by 2019.
Yet UMNO-BN remains unconcerned about the matter, if not totally ignored it. Along the way we were shocked and still feel disgusted about the RM250 million NFC debacle, which Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim's PKR party exposed.

Malaysia: Security Bill Threatens Basic Liberties

Replacement for Internal Security Act Offers Some Reform, but New Concerns

(Bangkok, April 11, 2012) – The government of Malaysia’s proposed law to replace the infamous Internal Security Act (ISA) of 1960 opens the door to a range of future abuses, Human Rights Watch said today. On April 10, 2012, the government submitted the Security Offences (Special Measures) Bill 2012 to parliament, where quick ratification is expected.

The administration of Prime Minister Najib Razak touted the bill as a significant improvement over the ISA because it reduces the period of detention without judicial review from 60 to 28 days and only for an “active investigation.” It also prohibits arrest solely on the basis of “political belief or political activity.”

Large Aceh quake triggers Indian Ocean tsunami warning

Map showing the location of the earthquake

An earthquake with an magnitude of 8.7 has struck under the sea off Indonesia's northern Aceh province.
The quake triggered a tsunami warning across the Indian Ocean region.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) said it was not yet known whether a tsunami had been generated, but advised authorities to "take appropriate action".

Such a sad state of affairs in Malaysia

By Abdul Haleem Abdul Rahiman

Kuala Lumpur,  April 05, 2012
I will join the Bersih 3.0 rally because I can’t stand the gross stupidity that is crippling the entire nation. Honestly, as much as I agree stupidity has no limit, I can’t take this absurdity which has been fed to us in high doses on a daily basis.
Day in, day out the events unfolding in Malaysia make you sick and drive you insane. With all the transformation programs and what-not, I believe we are on full speed in a very wrong direction. Almost every institution in this country is failing. Religious bigotry is at its peak.

‘Mafia’ trio Gani, Musa, Anifah cornered MACC files

Even as new revelations surface about MACC thwarting investigations in
Sabah, infighting within Sabah Umno is threatening Najib's influence.
By Pushparani Thilaganathan
KUALA LUMPUR: Sabah’s most influential men – Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail, Chief Minister Musa Aman and his brother Foreign Minister Anifah – allegedly blocked the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) investigations into tens of millions of ringgit worth of secret timber concessions and money laundering.

Leaked MACC documents revealed that Gani had allegedly shelved files on the investigation and refused to prosecute.

UPKO branch in Kg Lampada Kota Marudu dissolves as members joined STAR

By Ezra Haganez
KOTA MARUDU : One branch of UPKO in Kampung Lampada, Kota Marudu, was claimed to have been dissolved with its members quitting en masse to join State Reform Party (STAR).

The branch leader, Taimin Kanur, had quit UPKO, a key component party of Barisan Nasional, together with 50 other members.

Sairin, okey let us debate says STAR's Dr Nicholas

By Dr Nicholas James Guntobon
KENINGAU :  UMNO's Liawan State Assemblyman Sairin Karno has challenged STAR's Sabah chairman Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan to a debate on the 20 Points and Borneonisation.

Such a challenge to Dr Jeffrey should come from Sabah UMNO Chief Musa Aman and not Sairin who lacks locus standi.

Defence Ministry moves to soothe Dusun natives

By Luke Rintod of FMT
Defence Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
KOTA BELUD: The local grapevine in Kota Belud is abuzz over a scheduled visit by Defence Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, seen as an attempt to soothe uneasiness among the local Dusun natives ahead of a crucial general election.

Word is that Zahid is coming to Sabah to, among others, attend a briefing and visit areas in Kem Paradise that could be excised and later be “given back” to the surrounding Dusun Tindal villages in the area.

Kem Paradise is a huge army training base in Kota Belud. It’s probably the only military base in the world that shares its turf with densely populated villages.

PKR Buat Laporan Polis Terhadap 'Datuk S' Dan TYT

PARTI Keadilan Rakyat kelmarin membuat laporan polis terhadap seorang ADUN Sabah 'Datuk S' dan Tuan Yang Terutama Yang Dipertua Negeri Sabah berhubung isu kerakyatan songsang seorang warga Filipina yang diberi MyKad bernombor 670315-12-5012.

Timbalan Ketua Penerangan AMK Sabah, Citra Bin Masadi ketika menghubungi semalam berkata, pihaknya terpaksa membuat laporan polis kerana berdasarkan bukti yang dinyatakan di dalam artikel bertajuk 'Gundikku PATI' yang disiarkan pada 4 April 2012.

Does God Exist?

Does God exist? Billions today believe that He does, billions more believe that He doesn’t. But both sides BELIEVE! Either side they are on, they base their belief on an OPINION! On a FAITH that He does or does not exist! And that SHOULD NOT BE!If there is ONE all-powerful creator who built the heavens, built you, and has plans for your future, then you should be able to PROVE it! Not just BELIEVE He exists, but PROVE that He exists! To prove it as an absolute FACT, so that you no longer have to just have FAITH that He exists, but so that you can KNOW, as surely as you know the sun will rise tomorrow, that there IS a God!

A sweeping land reforms for Sabah, if I come to lead Sabah, says Dr Jeffrey

By Dr Jeffrey G. Kitingan 
Dr Jeffrey (right) being shown a map by some of the land-grabs victims from
northern Sabah, Pitas who turned up at his press conference in KK today.
*Pic courtesy of Voo Phin Sang
KOTA KINABALU, April 4, 2012: The purpose of this Press Conference is to announce the LAND AND NCR REFORMS MASTERPLAN of STAR Sabah and the relevant portion of the STATE ADMINISTRATION REFORMS related to land administration which forms part of the Land and NCR Masterplan.

“Under its Land and NCR Reforms Masterplan, STAR will respect and restore the rights of natives to NCR and native lands and prioritize land for all Sabahans based on its policy and vision “NCR FIRST, SABAH LAND FOR SABAHANS FIRST”.

An open letter to Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak

Dear Mr Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak,

I read in the news today, you warned voters against supporting the opposition, saying this will derail efforts to make Malaysia a “high income” economy.

You also said, “The success would be ruined by the populist “promises” made by Pakatan Rakyat which is only interested in power by offering voters “sweet” but detrimental policies.” “So beware the actor, the pied piper, who is only good at promising you the world, the moon and even the universe. It is only clever at making promises but has complete disregard for the repercussions.”

Boycott Jewish products... really ? Muslims think twice

Well done: This may end the Muslim problems....

A short time ago, Iran 's Supreme Leader Grand Ayatollah
Ali Khamenei urged the Muslim World to boycott anything
and everything that originates with the Jewish people.

In response, Meyer M. Treinkman, a pharmacist, out of the
kindness of his heart, offered to assist them in their boycott
as follows:

Ex-Soldiers' Family Day In Kota Belud On April 14

Datuk Herbert Timbun Lagadan at his office in Wisma Tun Fuad yesterday.
Mohd Azim is on the right hand of Lagadan.
The Kota Belud branch of the Malaysian ex-Soldiers Association would hold a Family Day for its members and their families in Kota Belud on April 14, 2012

The branch chairman, Mohd Azim Abdullah, said about 1,000 people are expected to turn up at the Kota Belud town padang that day for various attractive programmes including a lucky draws with prizes being sponsored by all the five Yang Berhormats from Kota Belud. It will be graced by the State Assembly Speaker, Datuk Salleh Said Keruak, he said.

Pictures show leaders of the Association's Kota Belud branch during a courtesy call
on the state Community Development and Consumer Affairs Assistant Minister

523 PKR members in Kota Belud jumped to STAR

By Ezra Haganez
KOTA BELUD : Resurging State Reform Party (STAR) claimed 523 members of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) from Kota Belud had or are quitting the Malaya-based- party for STAR.

STAR divisional head for Kota Belud, Rubin Guribah, who was formerly a Kota Belud's PKR deputy divisional head, said at least six PKR's polling district's committee (JDM) here also had been dissolved.

The JDMs are from Kinasaraban, Taginambur, Sayap, Kiau, Gaur and Melangkap areas, he claimed.

Kegagalan UPKO turut buka laluan untuk Dr Jeffrey di Bingkor

Oleh Roger Binson
Terpaksa  mengharungi sungai kerana ketiadaan
Jambatan  Gantung sebagai  alat  perhubungan.
KENINGAU: Kawasan N. 33 Bingkor yang dikuasai oleh UPKO-BN bakal berubah kepimpinan apabila tujjuh kampung berhasrat mengambil alternatif baru untuk menyokong Parti STAR yang diketuai Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan, pada pilihanraya akan datang.

Kawasan yang terlibat adalah Kg. Kuangoh, Kg. Kumawanan, Kg. Norpot, Kg. Lipasu , Kg. Gana, Kg. Kamansi dan Kg. Baru perubahan fenomena Politik berlaku akibat Wakil rakyat di kawasan itu tidak dapat membela nasib dan keperluan rakyat disini.

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