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‘Can you expect thieves to arrest themselves?’

A Sabah-based activist has accused Upko of pussyfooting
around the illegal immigrant issue.
KOTA KINABALU: The author of a book ‘Lest We Forget’ that chronicled the ‘acquisition’ of Sabah by Umno-linked authorities, who re-engineered the demographics of the state, is surprised that local leaders are now downplaying the facts.
Expressing his concern, Dr Chong Eng Leong said he was worried that even a hardline local Barisan Nasional coalition component was backing away from the controversial issue after years of championing it.
Chong is particularly incensed that state assembly representative Donald Mojuntin, the son of the late Peter Mojuntin who is lionised as a defender of Sabah’s rights, was now choosing to limit the fallout from a widely acknowledged illegal act.
He accused Mojuntin, from the United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (Upko) party, who was formerly a parliamentarian of manipulating for personal reasons a pivotal issue in state and national politics.
Mojuntin has also riled independents with his conciliatory stand on other sensitive Sabah-centric issues notably the date of the formation of Malaysia.
Chong said Mojuntin’s recent statement “let’s not waste time and effort to over-politicise it” when speaking about the problem of illegal immigrants in Sabah, was self-serving.
“I am sure Donald (Mojuntin) and Upko know that hundreds of thousands of foreign migrants are in the Sabah electoral rolls – they decide which political party to govern us. Isn’t this problem a political issue, Donald?” asked Chong who is now with PKR and known for his stance on immigration reform.
He said the coalition partners appeared confused over their stand on the issue with Upko president Bernard Dompok once saying that internal upheavals and the strained relationship between state and federal governments had hampered efforts to resolve the problem.
Chong’s book gives a detailed insight of the audacious re-creation of Sabah’s ethnic and religious makeup of the state to tilt the balance of political power in favour of the ruling BN coalition and Umno in particular.
He pointed out that though the Umno-led coalition had been governing Sabah since 1994, repeated calls by Sabah BN members for a royal inquiry since 1996 had not been entertained until this year and even then reluctantly and with limitations.
“Isn’t this political? Donald (Mojuntin) also said the RCI has no power nor manpower to take action on its findings and recommendations as this belongs to relevant bodies like police, immigration and the NRD,” noted Chong.
Immigration, police, NRD involved
Chong said that by stating this, Mojuntin was conveniently ignoring the fact that during in the Likas election petition hearing in 1999, witnesses testified under oath that the meetings, chaired by the late Megat Junid, the deputy home minister at the time, discussed how ICs could be given to foreigners in Sabah and these meetings “involved immigration, NRD and top guns from Bukit Aman”.
“Can you expect the thieves to arrest themselves?
“My research on this issue since the late 90’s is to let us Sabahans (be) aware of this treacherous deed done by the federal government – Dompok knew the modus operandi as he had heard the testimonies from public and briefings by NRD when he was the chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Integrity in 2006.”
He said that Dompok is now urging the public to come forward and help the RCI to set things right but asked since he himself knew the modus operandi, would Dompok come forward to testify.
“I don’t know if I am one of the 48 witnesses identified by the RCI but if not I shall come forward come Jan 14, 2013,” said Chong.
He added that since former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had admitted he did grant citizenship to foreign migrants after decades of silence when challenged,”he must be called if his name is not on the list of 48″.
“The RCI has the power to call anyone to its chamber and even interrogate, if need be,” he emphasised.
Chong said it was hard to believe that the inquiry would lead anywhere as it was the BN government that started this issuance of ICs and citizenship to foreigners for decades through falsified documents and was still doing it now in spite of the RCI in progress.
“Who is going to believe that BN wants to solve this treasonous action?
“Dompok, Donald, and all of you in Upko, if you still vote for BN – the next BN federal government will for sure continue issue MyKad and citizenship to the millions of foreigners already in Sabah now and mind you when the next electoral boundaries are redrawn you shall kiss good-bye to your so-called struggle for your people.
“And forever we Sabahans will become refugees in our own land,” he warned



    Friday, November 23, 2012
    ABOUT the writer sakmongkol AK47- Sakmongkol AK47 is the nom de guerre of this blogger. His name is Dato' Mohd.Ariff Sabri bin Hj. Abdul Aziz. He was ADUN of Pulau Manis, Pekan.( 2004-2008) From 2000-2004, he was Ketua Penerangan UMNO Bahagian Pekan, under Dato Sri Najib. Studied Economics at University Malaya and University of Manchester(Owens). Sakmongkol was a legendary Muay Thai fighter. AK 47 is the Russian made firearm. He can be reached at the following e mail:

    Thursday, 22 November 2012
    Freedom From Mental Bondage

    I have been harboring one uncomfortable thought all this while. Many of my friends are pro PR. But a certain number of them are pro PR in potentia- i.e. they are willing to adopt the posture of anti UMNO, as long as they think UMNO can only lose in theory. But as the groundswell of anti UMNO builds up and they realize that UMNO can actually lose, they crack up.

    So while they profess to be anti UMNO, they don’t want to see the demise of UMNO. How do you explain these contradicting sentiments? At heart they still have this fear that if UMNO actually loses out, they will be without protection.

    This means they share the same fears as that expressed by a person who sent his/her a comment to my earlier article. Written in Bahasa Melayu, the person asked who will protect the Malays if UMNO is vanquished. We cannot rely on DAP because it is a Chinese based party.

    I am surprise at this response. After 55 years, the person who sent the comment like some of my friends hasn’t found the answer and has missed the point. After 55 years, we are NOT meant to look out for protection.
    We have looked for the wrong thing! The idealism that we are looking for MUST be the liberation of the Malay mind! We should be asking what we have done to wean the
    Malays from their dependency. Now, if a government has ruled over the Malays for 55 years and it has failed to liberate the Malay mind and weaned him off, and even if there a single Malay asking for protection after 55 years, this government has failed miserably.

    Why this kind of two steps forward, one step backwards?

    People who profess to want liberation from UMNO slide back from the march of progress, to express lingering fears?

    The answer to my mind is because liberating ideas require a liberal order which hasn’t come to fruition yet. It therefore requires an exceedingly courageous attitude to imagine that a liberal order involving a limited government as one of its principal elements is a certainty. Years of being accustomed to living under a nation ruled by UMNO stop people from thinking that it is POSSIBLE to live without UMNO. We have to believe that there is a better life without UMNO.

    Liberation from mental bondage requires courageous analyses over emotional excursions. The emotional faculties within a human being is more developed than the cognitive or reasoning faculties. Emotional allegiance is easier to secure, it requires only an appeal to primordial fears. On the other hand, it’s harder and longer to secure allegiance based on cognitive reasoning.

    cont'd part 2


    So what we are going to do? We are not going to stop but to continue presenting readers with reason and dialogue.

    I have given the short answer to it. I said PAS can easily fill in where UMNO steps out. We have to realize that the world does not end if UMNO is defeated. It is not a case where all the skills required to run a country are only with UMNO.

    The PKR states are run on better terms than all the BN states. Revenues are rising. In Kedah, revenue from logging has increased so many folds. It used to be RM 8-10 million, now it’s RM70 million. Cash reserves held by the Selangor government is now over RM 2 billion. It never got to more than RM 1 billion during all previous UMNO lead government. Most important, we don’t see Malays dying in the streets for want of protection.

    The question is fundamentally wrong and this is the premise where UMNO got it all wrong. You don’t structure the country on the basis of protection. It is not protection that we want to give to Malays. We want to liberate them, to allow them to prosper not to imprison them in bondage and dependence.
    The best protection comes in the form of the rule of law. Not rule by men but rule by law. I hope the person who poses the question gets it.

    After 55 years of independence, we know of the principle that differentiates the Malays from the others. Those without protection become those who are better able to adapt and compete. Those who are accorded protection and are unwilling to extend themselves beyond the box remain behind, disadvantaged in many aspects of life.

    The question after 55 years should not be whether we can get protection at all. Rather the issue and the question is, are we liberated in mind and spirit?
    Perhaps it’s instructive for us to learn the lessons from the French Revolution which provided us with the motto Liberté, égalité, fraternité, French for

    "Liberty, equality, fraternity.
    Liberty consists of being able to do anything that does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of every man or woman has no bounds other than those that guarantee other members of society the enjoyment of these same rights.

    Equality- The law "must be the same for all, whether it protects or punishes. All citizens, being equal in its eyes, shall be equally eligible to all high offices, public positions and employments, according to their ability, and without other distinction than that of their virtues and talents."

    Fraternity- Any man aspires to liberty, to equality, but he cannot achieve it without the assistance of other men, without fraternity.

    -end item-

  3. Malaysia is under the Malaya control and this group hs certain traits and disntinctive cultures in governance. YOu can see it with yr on eyes.. This is Malaysia under them...

    Keturunan perampok, apa kita heran lagi kan...

  4. Jangan kan pencuri, polis negar ne pun tak akan tangkap perampok duit rakyat kalau perampok tu dariTapi kalau dari PBD atau PR, hm jgn haraplah, mesti kena lebih lebih lagi kalau Umno suruh poliis dan BPR tngkap.

    Lihat kes Pairin dulu, fasal bikin sederet kedai sedco di Tambunan saja, Pairin kena...

    Tapi kalau Umno aku bilang, ambil "sumbangan" RM40 juta punoke jer.. No case brader !

    End BN...


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