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Jeffrey Kitingan turns adviser to Najib on how to ensure Umno continues to win?

Star chairman Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan has urged the prime minister to carry out electoral reforms starting with the Sarawak polls to restore his image. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, December 29, 2015.
Star chairman Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan has urged the prime minister to carry out electoral reforms starting with the Sarawak polls to restore his image. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, December 29, 2015.

Sabah State Reform Party (Star) chairman Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan has urged Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to implement electoral reforms for fair and clean elections beginning with the Sarawak state election next year.

Lim: Pelawak macam Harith dah tak boleh cari makan

Pelawak seperti Harith Iskandar bakal berhenti kerja tidak lama lagi kerana tempatnya akan diambil alih oleh ahli politik seperti Datuk Ahmad Maslan, sindir ketua parlimen DAP, Lim Kit Siang.

2016 An Opportunity to Remove Fear and Restore Confidence – Dr. Jeffrey

Kota Kinabalu     “With his credibility and leadership confidence sliding negatively down fast, PM Najib should take the New Year 2016 as an opportunity to restore confidence, remove fear and resolve outstanding issues, especially with regards to Sabah and Sarawak” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah chairman and Bingkor State Assemblyman in responding to questions about his hopes for the coming New Year.

Malaysia again No 5 in highest illicit outflows

Malaysia has once again attained the unenviable “honour” of being in the top five countries which registered the highest average illicit financial flows over the decade.
According to the latest annual report by Washington-based Global Financial Integrity (GFI), Malaysia had lost an accumulated amount of US$418.542 billion (RM1.8 trillion) since 2004.

How AG's Office Conived To Prevent A Second Post-Mortem On Kevin Morais - EXCLUSIVE EXPOSE

Copies of text messages between the office of the new Attorney General, Mohammed Apandi, and family members of the murdered public prosecutor, Kevin Morais, have been made available to Sarawak Report.
They reveal a series of shocking attempts by one of the AG’s own top officials to first bully and then bribe the family into cremating the body of Kevin Morais, before a second postmortem could be performed.

Perutusan Krismas Datuk Lajim Ukin

Perayaan Krismas merupakan perayaan universal yang disambut meriah dan penuh semangat muhibah pada tiap bulan Disember di seluruh dunia.

Di negara-negara Asia Barat atau Timur Tengah seperti Palestin, Lebanon, Jordan dan juga Turki, masyarakat Islam termasuklah para pemimpin politik dan agama Islam turut merayakan Krismas bersama-sama penganut Kristian.

Kita di Sabah cukup bertuah kerana memiliki masyarakat majmuk pelbagai agama yang hidup aman dan saling menghormati antara satu sama lain sejak peradaban moden mulai diperkenalkan di sini. Saya ingin menyeru semua lapisan masyarakat Sabah mesti terus berpegang kepada pendirian saling menghormati malah saling ingin mengenali peradaban antara satu sama lain.

The European Parliamentary Resolution On Malaysia - In Full

Europe has woken up to the corruption and human rights abuses in Malaysia, thanks to the dedication and advocacy of brave campaigners… and also to the astonishing, headline catching abuses of Najib Razak himself over the past weeks.
> Europe’s democracies reminded of their strong ties with Malaysia and deplored the recent descent into dictatorship

Jho Low Is Confirmed As The Sole Shareholder Of Good Star - MAJOR EXCLUSIVE!

Low promotes himself as a philanthropist at the UN FoundationLow promotes himself as a philanthropist at the UN Foundation

Sarawak Report can reveal that documentation submitted to various international regulators has now confirmed that the sole shareholder of the Seychelles company Good Star Limited was indeed the Prime Minister’s official advisor at 1MDB, Jho Low.
It means that the London office of the company PetroSaudi International lied on several occasions, when it claimed that Good Star was one of its own subsidiaries, and that Sarawak Report along with other media have been entirely correct in asserting that Low was the owner of the company instead.

Jeffrey Kitingan writes..

THE National Security Council Bill 2015 (NSC) and the way it was bulldozed through Parliament is not only shocking and unacceptable but a sure-fire recipe for making Malaysia a police state and the foundation for a dictatorship.

The unwarranted NSC in granting sweeping powers to the Prime Minister will eventually kill off democracy and confirm Malaysia as a police state and open the floodgates for a dictatorship and failed statehood.

Orang Asal dip below poverty line, projects ‘failing’

KOTA  KINABALU: A lawyer who heads the PKR Kudat Division in the extreme north of Sabah has expressed alarm that more and more households in Banggi, Kudat and Pitas appear to have dipped below the poverty line despite the Sabah and Federal Government reportedly pumping billions into the areas. “The question is what happened to the billions spent in these areas. The onus is on the government to explain why poverty continues to plague the people.”
It would be better to hand out the estimated RM5 billion to RM10 billion directly to the affected households, said Rahimah Majid, so that the people could start various businesses on their own. “This would create business opportunities for others as well and jobs.”

Choose New Speaker on Merits Not Necessarily from Umno

Kota Kinabalu     “The Sabah Speaker plays a very important role under the Westminster system of government.  Its sudden vacancy offers an opportunity for the State Legislative Assembly to appoint the new Speaker based on merits and certain required criteria” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, commenting on the availability of the post due to the not unexpected appointed of the previous Speaker as a federal Minister in the Cabinet reshuffle.

Malaysia’s mess is Mahathir-made

At least embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is right about one thing. The current mess in Malaysian politics is the making of his greatest nemesis, Mahathir Mohamad, who led the Southeast Asian nation with an iron fist from 1981–2003. What Najib fails to fathom is that Mahathir has not produced this mess by criticising his leadership, but by paving Najib’s path to power in the fashion he did during his decades in office. Mahathir may believe that he can end the crisis by bringing Najib down. But history should judge Mahathir himself as the author of a long national decline that has culminated in this latest crisis.

Negotiate a Separate Deal on Sabah, Sarawak's LNG – Dr. Jeffrey

Kota Kinabalu:    “Sabah and Sarawak should negotiate a separate and better deal for their natural gas resources so that they have an additional opportunity to catch up on their development and to give Sabahans and Sarawakians a fighting chance to progress and advance from their resources” said Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, cum Bingkor State Assemblyman.

Original Batu Sumpah Must Be Fulfilled to be Authentic - Dr. Jeffrey

Kota Kinabalu:     “The “BATU SUMPAH” or Oath Stone Plaque is only going to be meaningful if the contents of the Oath (Sumpah) are adhered to and fulfilled” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, the Assemblyman for Bingkor, when commenting on various questions on the authenticity of the missing Oath Stone plaque which was handed over to him by a member of a village community in Apin-Apin yesterday.

Why Continued Secrecy Over Double 6 Air-crash?

Kota Kinabalu:    “If the federal government has nothing to hide over the Double 6 air-crash that killed Tun Fuad Stephens and several of his Cabinet Ministers on 6th June 1976, then they should de-classify the air-crash investigations and publish the full report” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, Chairman of STAR Sabah in a press statement released in conjunction with the 39th anniversary of the air-crash.

Sabah Solidarity Movement To Submit Memorandum To Parliament Speaker on Reforms on Sabah Constitutional Safeguards

Kota Kinabalu: “The Sabah Solidarity Movement (Gerakan Perpaduan Sabah - GPS) will submit a Memorandum to the Dewan Rakyat Speaker, Tan Sri Pandekar Amin, to incorporate restoration of the 1/3 veto power as Sabah and Sarawak constitutional safeguards in the proposed parliamentary reforms” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, in a press statement released today.

GPS had noted with sadness that although both BN and PR MPS have voiced support for Tan Sri Pandekar’s initiative for parliamentary reforms, none of their proposals had addressed the injustice faced by Sabah and Sarawak in the present Federal Parliament.

East Malaysians want their veto power restored

It’s a blessing in disguise that former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad publicly disclosed that Dewan Rakyat Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia was unhappy in his job and had resigned. That has reminded Sabahans and Sarawakians once again that they are unhappy too with Parliament.

We now know the full story on the Speaker’s resignation, but let’s not get into the mini spat between Mahathir and Pandikar.

Even I fear for my safety, Bung Moktar says after Sabah kidnappings

Published: 20 May 2015 6:11 PM
BN's Kinabatangan MP Datuk Bung Moktar Radin is upset over the lack of security in the eastern part of Sabah where his constituency is located. – The Malaysian Insider pic, May 20, 2015.
Angry Sabahan lawmakers today demanded the government explain why another kidnapping had taken place in the state, despite millions of ringgit poured into the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom).

A furious Datuk Bung Moktar Radin (BN–Kinabatangan) told the Dewan Rakyat today that he feared for his own safety and was unable to carry out his duties as a lawmaker by visiting his constituency.

'TITANIC' NAJIB SINKS: Umno-BN 'rats' jump ship as tide swings to Dr M's favor

One thing that Prime Mnister Najib Abdul Razak has to take cognizance of is that he is now the captain of a very large ship known as UMNO Baru.
Almost all its passengers on board are the UMNO Baru elites who could no longer differentiate between land and sea after being on the oceanliner for so many years. How tragic as they cannot tell between right from wrong anymore!

Where corruption, incompetence and avarice are celebrated -Dr Azmi Sharom

azmi-sharomMaybe some of you have read the news of that couple videoed ….err…”doing it”, on the balcony of some high rise in Bangsar South (Kerinchi for us common folk).
Being the retiring type that I am, my first thoughts were, “I say, man…not shy ah? Broad daylight some more.”
I am sure there will be some on their moral high horse claiming that this is the end of civilisation as they know it. Such blatant shameless displays reflect a degenerate society on the brink of Armageddon.

GST kupon relod membodoh-bodohkan rakyat

KENYATAAN Menteri Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek berhubung GST untuk "reload coupon" nampaknya umpama memperbodohkan rakyat saja, termasuk rakyat Sabah.

Kalau tak silap menteri itu kata GST tidak dikenakan kepada kupon relod tetapi GST hanya akan dikenakan terhadap penggunaan kupon relod.

Maknanya kalau kita beli kupon relod RM10 tiada GST tetapi kalau kita mula guna kupon itu maka GST akan diaktifkan, mungkin menerusi tambahan kos pada kadar panggilan mengikut jenis sim atau telco yang kita masing-masing pakai. Contohnya DG, Celcom, Tune Talk dan Maxis dan sebagainya.

Najib’s son denies link to Thai Ponzi scheme

KUALA LUMPUR, May 14 — Mohd Nazifuddin Najib, the second son of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, has denied his involvement in Ufun Group Bhd Ltd, a multi-level marketing firm that was recently exposed for allegedly cheating over 120,000 people of some RM4 billion.

According to Malaysiakini, Mohd Nazifuddin claimed the firm has been using his name to deceive buyers into enrolling in the Ponzi scheme and that claims of his alleged involvement were part of a smear campaign against him.

'Over-crowded' Henry Gurney Keningau hit by scabies, claims activist

By Pluto James

KOTA KINABALU: The Henry Gurney  correctional school in Keningau has suffered an outbreak of scabies - as serious skin infection, a Sabah-based human rights activist claimed Monday.

Most of the juvenile delinquents in the school are suffering from scabies so much so the clothing of the scabies-infected inmates have to be washed in boiling water every three day, in an effort to stem the spread of the skin disease.

Kanul Gindol (photo), who is also a political activist said he had also received reports that for a long time now, there is not enough clean water made available to the juveniles so much so that their health has been compromised.

Court Order on HMD Misleading and Wrong – Dr. Jeffrey and Datuk Seri Bumburing

Kota Kinabalu:    “The Court Order obtained by the police authorities on Monday restraining the Himpunan May Day (HMD) in Kota Kinabalu and naming us as defendants is misleading and wrong and has given the wrong perception of our involvement and of the HMD Rally to the public” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief cum Bingkor State Assemblyman and Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Bumburing in a joint statement released today.

Ketua Menteri Sarawak Mengamuk Dengan Imigresen Sarawak Sebab Gagal Jalankan Tugas!!!

Ini kali pertama, mana-mana Ketua Menteri atau Menteri Besar negeri-negeri di Malaysia memperlihatkan tahap ketidakpuasan hati berhubung prestasi kerja agensi-agensi tertentu di negara ini.

Dalam satu pertemuan dan taklimat tertutup di Kuching, Khamis lepas, Adenan Satem menyatakan tidak puas hatinya terhadap pegawai-pegawai penguatkuasa imigresen negeri itu.

Sebuah klip video yang dirakamkan menggunakan kamera telefon dan dirakamkan oleh seorang pegawai dari jabatan tersebut ketika dia dan 20 orang pegawai daripada 20 agensi yang lain - dari negeri dan persekutuan - telah diminta hadir ke bilik operasi negeri di Wisma Bapa Malaysia di Petra Jaya.

RM690 million to maintain PM’s private jet, PKR reveals

(March 31): Putrajaya will spend some RM690 million to maintain a newly-acquired private jet used by the prime minister for the next 15 years, PKR's Rafizi Ramli revealed today.
He said that the cost including services to maintain an older private jet for the next seven years, the total costs for operation, maintenance and management (OMM) of both aircraft would come to a whopping RM1.098 billion.

RM690 million in net revenue from GST expected

KUALA LUMPUR: Citi Research, a division of Citigroup Global Markets Inc, expects RM690 million in net revenue from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in 2015.
It said the forecast was based on GST gross revenue of RM23.3 billion, revenue losses from the sales and services tax (SST) abolishment (RM13.8 billion), revenue losses from the expanded list of exempted goods (RM3.8 billion), and expanded assistance programmes (RM4.9 billion).

DAP Sarawak keluar Pakatan Rakyat Sarawak Read more at:

KUCHING, 27 Mac (Bernama) -- DAP Sarawak hari ini mengumumkan keluar daripada pakatan pembangkang Pakatan Rakyat (PR) di negeri ini berkuat kuasa serta merta.

NRD Playing Politics and Gambling With Sabahans’ Future - Dr. Jeffrey

Kota Kinabalu: “The National Registration Department (NRD) has no business deciding that the re-introduction of a Sabah IC would not be implemented. That right belongs to the Sabah government and with the numerous calls for the Sabah IC to be implemented and now receiving support from some of the Sabah BN components” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief responding on the report that the NRD was not in favour of issuing a Sabah IC but recalling and re-issuing ICs issued for Sabahans.

Four Borneo activists charged with sedition

TUARAN: Four Borneo rights activists have been charged in the Sessions Court following their distribution of leaflets generated by the Sabah Sarawak Union (UK), headed by Doris Jones, 46, who also runs the Sabah Sarawak Keluar Malaysia (SSKM) Facebook Page.

Turning Sabah from the Poorest to Richest

Kota Kinabalu:    “Sabah may now be the poorest State in Malaysia but they can be turned into the richest State as simply as following and complying with the highest law of Malaysia, the Federal Constitution” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief in reference to the calls for Sabah to be returned two-fifths or 40% of the net revenue collected from Sabah by the federal government.

1976 Was A Horrible Year For Sabah

Kota Kinabalu:     “Whichever angle or perspective you look at, 1976 was “annus horribilis” or horrible year for Sabah.  It was just not a horrible year for Sabah in 1976 alone but it continued until the present day and Sabahans are still suffering from its effects” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, commenting on on-going spat between the 2 Tan Sris, Pairin and Harris Salleh, on the loss of Sabah rights.

Is Formation of Malaysia Symbolic And Sham?

Kota Kinabalu:    “The people of Sabah are up in arms against Minister Nancy Shukri and the federal government for insulting the natives and for treating with contempt the Batu Sumpah Oath Stone as a mere symbol in the formation of Malaysia.  The statement only goes to show the utter contempt of the federal government and Malay leaders for the basis of the formation of Malaysia” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief cum Bingkor State Assemblyman on reports of Minister Nancy Shukri’s statement on behalf of the federal government that the Batu Sumpah is merely symbolic and devoid of meaning and importance.

Family to keep weeping statue until Easter

KOTA KINABALU: The family which owns a statue of the weeping Mother Mary will keep the figurine at home at least until Easter next month.

“We would like to have the statue in the house during Lent,” said Michael George, whose home in Kampung Mahandoi, Penampang, has caught public attention following news that the statue has been shedding tears the past one week.

Scrutinize Umno Membership for Dubious ICs and Illegal Voters – Dr. Jeffrey

Kota Kinabalu:    “One of the top investigative priorities of Tan Sri Pairin’s Technical Committee on Migrant Management should be the scrutiny and verification of the Sabah Umno membership list for holders of dubious ICs that were unlawfully obtained and illegal voters entered into the electoral rolls” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, wondering how Sabah Umno has 536,232 members, the State with the most Umno members.

Sabah Umno BN Leaders, Look At These Pathetic Developments

Kota Kinabalu:     “Sabah Umno BN leaders should wake up and do their homework and highlight the pathetic state of development in Sabah and stop fooling themselves and Sabahans and then decide whether they should demand repeat demand for full or partial autonomy with regards to federal development funds for Sabah” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, noting the similar pathetic calls for partial autonomy on federal development funds instead of demanding for full autonomy.

Sabah's Autonomy Should Not Be Compromised – Dr. Jeffrey

Kota Kinabalu:    “The Sabah State Assembly Speaker’s statement that the federal government should grant partial autonomy to Sabah and Sarawak consistent with the spirit and basis of the Malaysia Agreement (“MA63”) and the 20/18-Points is welcomed and long overdue from an Umno leader.   However, the autonomy cannot be compromised and need to be sincerely implemented and not just an empty and hollow rhetoric or political gimmick” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, Chairman of STAR Sabah responding to the Speaker’s request that the Barisan Nasional federal government grant partial autonomy to Sabah and Sarawak to partly fulfil the people’s request and reduce their anger.

Get to the Bottom of Pakistani Pass Scandal – Dr. Jeffrey

Kota Kinabalu:    “The Sabah government need to act unflinchingly and uncompromisingly on the on-going social passes given to Pakistanis and to recall and revoke the visit passes of all Pakistanis in Sabah with immediate effect” asked Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief commenting on reports of 5 Pakistanis being jailed after admitting to their offices following the 9 Pakistanis that were arrested with fake social passes in Semporna.

Sabah's Future Bleak With These Leaders

Kota Kinabalu:    “It is comical seeing Sabah Umno leaders falling over each other trying to justify Umno’s presence in Sabah without any concrete basis or replies to the reasons why Umno is being rejected when not a single Umno Malaya leader has done do.   If this is not to please their Umno leaders in Putrajaya, what else is?” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, Chairman of STAR Sabah responding to responses by Sabah Umno leaders on his earlier statement that Umno is not wanted by many in Sabah too.

How the Sultan of Brunei Violated His Sharia Law With Me

As a teenager, I was the mistress of his brother—who ‘gave’ me as a gift to the sultan. And in just one night, we committed at least two offenses under his newly implemented penal code.
On Tuesday, I was greeted by a familiar face when I read through the morning’s news: the sultan of Brunei. He looks older now than when I knew him, of course, his face doughier and more careworn.

Many Things Rotten in Sabah

Kota Kinabalu:    “If Marcellus of Shakespeare’s Hamlet was alive in Sabah today, he would have concluded that “Many things are rotten in the State of Sabah”.   Tun Dr. Mahathir should have extended his article “Something Wrong” in Malaysia to include “Many Things Rotten in Sabah” and his contributions in making them wrong” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, commenting on the former’s Premier’s post “Something Wrong” in his blog.

There are many complaints from the people in Sabah, also in Sarawak as well.   In fact, many people have decided that things are so rotten that it is better to join the fight and “Keluar Malaysia”.            

It is KL the real culprit why there is SSKM, says veteran activist

PENAMPANG : A veteran political activist in Penampang said actually it was Kuala Lumpur or the Federal power the real culprit responsible for the surging calls for Sabah and Sarawak to exit the Federation.

Fredoline Edwin Lojingki, 74, in a statement issued here today said there would be no such calls and no SSKM (Sabah, Sarawak Keluar Malaysia) had the Federal power cared to listen to Sabah and Sarawak needs and aspiration all these years.

Calls for more transparency on KB housing project

By Ezra Haganez
KOTA BELUD : A local activist has called on the authorities to explain if the proposed development of 2,000-unit public flat at Kg Pirasan near here has an approved EIA or Environment Impact Assesment, as earth-works started weeks ago.

Kanul Gindol, a political and human right activist, said he has been approached by concerned locals of what is going on at the site which happened to be close to the pristine Kadamaian River.

State education department should be swift and firm, says PBS sec-gen Read more:

Parti Bersatu Sabah secretary-general Datuk Johnny Mositun (second from left) handing over his personal contribution to Jilius Yapoo, the father of the16-year-old girl who has been caught in the controversial conversion recently.
KOTA KINABALU, Feb 16, 2015:
Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) secretary-general Datuk Johnny Mositun wants the Sabah Education Department to act quickly and firmly against teachers and school officials who exceeded their authority and acted beyond the limits of proprietary.

We don’t want Umno in Sabah too

Kota Kinabalu:    “Umno should not have a place in Sabah politics as it has meddled, manipulated and damaged Sabah.   Many non-fixed deposit voters in Sabah do not want Umno in Sabah too” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, Chairman of STAR Sabah echoing the call by the Chief Mnister of Sarawak that there is no place for Umno in the Sarawak's politics.

Stop Subservient Mindset and Advance Education of Sabahans

Kota Kinabalu:     “Educators at all levels in Sabah especially Sabahans need to change their mindset as subservient servants serving their masters in Putrajaya.   They should not cover-up and defend wrong-doings but instead take issues and matters by the horn and do the right thing so that education in Sabah can advance” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief.

Education in Sabah is at all-time lows resulting In Sabahans languishing at the bottom of the employment pile with many landed with factory and menial jobs and tens of thousands being unemployed.

Provide Records of Esscom Detainees and Prevent Past Illegalities

Kota Kinabalu:     “While the on-going operations to weed out illegal immigrants are welcomed and lauded, good governance and stringent action needs to be taken to prevent recurrence of Project IC and the dubious issuance of Malaysian ICs to ineligible foreigners and registration as illegal voters” commented Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, and Bingkor Assemblyman on the arrests of immigration officers and separate attempts by Pakistanis being charged to bribe Immigration officers and swoops to weed out illegals.

Prioritize Development and Build Pan Borneo Highway in Full

Kota Kinabalu: “Sabah and Sarawak BN leaders must speak up and tell the federal government to re-assess its development priorities for Malaysia and in particular for Sabah and Sarawak.  What has happened for the past 10 Malaysian Plans must change if Malaysia is to survive for the next 50 years?” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief noting that the Chief Minister of Sarawak has called for prioritizing development in Sarawak while Sabah leaders have remained muted.

Pairin’s Tech-Comm Should Be Bipartisan and All Encompassing

Kota Kinabalu:    “The Technical Committee of Foreign Migrant Management (Tech-Comm) headed by Tan Sri Pairin should be fully empowered and be bipartisan and all-encompassing in its approach towards solving the illegal immigrants problems in Sabah including solutions to the ICs given not in accordance with the law and ineligible voters entered in the electoral rolls as was in the findings of the RCI” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, on the hand-over of the letter of appointment to Tan Sri Pairin by the Home Minister recently.

Anwar Ibrahim Guilty

Chief Justice Tun Arifin Zakaria says in his judgment that Saiful Bukhari Azlan, who had accused Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim of sodomising him, is a credible witness.

"We find PW1 (Saiful) to be a credible witness," said Arifin.

He went on to say: "We find ample corroborative evidence to support Saiful's testimony." He added that the trial judge had also found ample corroborative evidence that he was sodomised.

Review MA63 and Stop Police Tyranny on Sabah Rights Activists

Kota Kinabalu:    “The actions of the police in Lahad Datu in detaining and remanding 5 Sabah rights activists is nothing short of police tyranny, human rights abuse, suppression of democracy and an abuse of powers.  It is turning Sabah into a police state and it is not acceptable for Sabahans” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief cum Bingkor State Assemblyman on reports that the 5 activists were detained and remanded since Saturday.

Sabah Christian dad in tears at first sight of daughter in tudung

PAPAR, Feb 8 — Sitting on the porch of his wooden stilt house, Sabahan rubber tapper Jilius Yapoo’s eyes welled up with tears when he recalled his shock earlier this week when he saw his 16-year-old daughter in a tudung (Muslim headscarf) for the first time.
The staunch Christian dusun said he had gone to his daughter’s hostel to take her home for the weekend when the teenager emerged garbed in the tudung, looking upset.
“She was wearing the tudung and showed it to me. I teared up and she looked at me and cried.

Sarawak Should Learn From Sabah's Bitter Lessons

Kota Kinabalu:     “The Sarawak government should learn from the bitter lessons from Sabah and thread with caution in opening up Sarawak to foreign labourers approved by the federal government” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, commenting on the various responses regarding the federal approval of 12,000 Bangladeshi workers to work in Sarawak.

Federal Court does not have courage to decide on Non Muslim cases

HINDRAF applauds the decision by the N.S.  Ruler and Chief Minister to include equitable safeguards in the   Administration of the Religion of Islam (Negri Sembilan) Enactment 2003 to prevent legal tussles between the convertee and the non- Muslim spouse.  This is a bold step by the Ruler of Negeri Sembilan as head of the Islam religion in his state. Hindraf calls on other Malay Rulers to follow the steps taken by the Negeri Sembilan Ruler who acted in the interest of all his subjects and to protect the Muslim religion from negative perception that it is an uncaring religion when it comes to family dispute involving non-Muslim spouses.

Set Up Sabah Immigration Department to Better Protect Sabah

Kota Kinabalu:     “The Sabah government need to shrug off its nonchalance and “tidak apa” attitude and take serious steps to protect Sabah’s sovereignty and the safety and welfare of Sabahans as the problems of immigration controls have reached epic proportions” commented Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, and Bingkor Assemblyman on the arrests of immigration officers and separate attempts by Pakistanis being charged to bribe Immigration officers.

Arrest Traitors Not Threaten Rights Activists

Kota Kinabalu:    “The IGP seems to have his priorities all confused and jumbled up with threats to arrest Sabah and Sarawak rights activists seeking the restoration of Sabah and Sarawak rights in the formation of Malaysia while allowing traitors of Sabah and Malaysia and serious foreigner criminals roaming all over Sabah” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, Chairman of STAR SABAH responding to threats of action against alleged secessionists.

Chinese buying houses in US

By Paul Benson | Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Why are the Chinese buying up U.S. real estate?

Because they have money in their wallets, an appetite for the good life, and golden ants in their pants.

Without question, the Chinese are the largest international players here in the U.S. housing market. In fact, according to Karen Yan of JinList, Chinese purchases of U.S. residential properties will reach $32 billion ending in March 2015.

That's billion, with a “B.”

So where exactly are the Chinese buying up all of these residential properties?

What's Ulterior Motive to Compromise Sabah Security?

Kota Kinabalu:“If the Indonesian Kalimantan Utara Governor’s revelation is true, one wonders what is the ulterior motive of the federal government to continue to compromise Sabah security and will the Sabah government sit idle do nothing or take some action to protect Sabah security" said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, in a press statement released today.

Dr. Jeffrey, the Bingkor Assemblyman had noted that the Governor had disclosed that Malaysia had breached their agreement with the Indonesians and failed to man border crossings that separate Sabah from Kalimantan.  

Who says Musa has not done great on forest protection?

By Baka Baku
The simple chart above says it all.

Read the chart well and make your own conclusions.

Don't be fooled by the big-mouth and foul-words of Sabah's opposition opportunists' be they from PKR, STAR or SAPP.

Here we have a Chief Minister who believes in working and not just inccessant talking like those publicity-crazed oppositionists. Period.

Why Allow Singapore Secession If Seditious?

Ezra Haganez
KOTA KINABALU :    Sabah opposition lawmaker, Jeffrey Kitingan, has questioned Malaysia's double-standard treatment on calls for Sabah and Sarawak seceeding as seditious when the country allowed Singapore to secede from the Federation in 1965.

“Leaders from Malaya and their Sabah representatives should stop making an excuse of making calls for secession as seditious or against the Constitution to prevent Sabah and Sarawak from leaving the Federation of Malaysia.   Instead of following the Umno BN dictatorial regime, a diplomatic and consultative approach would be a better option to persuade Sabahans and Sarawakians to remain in the Federation” said Kitingan.

Beach Development Will Drive Tourists Away From Sabah

The Malaysian Nature Society is opposing the proposed Tanjung Aru Beach development which will include 180ha of sea reclamation, calling it unnecessary and an affront to the idea of sustainable development. — File pic credit

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 30, 2015: The planned RM1.5 billion development of Tanjung Aru beach under the Tanjung Aru Eco-Development (TAED) plan will drive away tourists as Sabah’s main attraction and selling point is its nature, said the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS).

In expressing its opposition, MNS said the proposed plan that included 299ha and 180ha of sea reclamation was by all means unnecessary and an affront to the idea of sustainable development.

20-Points and Sabah Rights Arguably Non-Seditious

Kota Kinabalu:     “The federal government and leaders of Malaya should listen to the advice of the learned federal Attorney General that the 20/18-Points are historical facts, part and parcel and fundamental to the formation of Malaysia.  They represent the aspirations of the people of Sabah and Sarawak and, as rightly pointed out, they were constitutional safeguards for Sabah and Sarawak” said Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan, Chairman of STAR Sabah, responding to the Attorney General’s speech at the opening of the Sabah and Sarawak Legal Year 2015. 

The Attorney General was spot on in advising how to go about and deal with the grievances of the people in clamouring for the restoration and rights and equal partnership of Sabah and Sarawak in Malaysia.  

BHF Launches UBF Academy to Empower People

Kota Kinabalu:     “It is a timely opportunity to establish the UBF Academy to institutionalize its political, economy consciousness and educational programs that will enlighten and empower the people with the correct history and rights of Sabah and Sarawak in the formation of Malaysia in view of the growing support and calls for Sabah and Sarawak to be restored as equal partners to Malaya in the Federation of Malaya and the restoration of rights and constitutional safeguards that were promised to the Borneo States” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, Chairman of the Borneo Heritage Foundation (BHF) and founding mentor of the United Borneo Front (UBF) at the launch of “Akademi UBF” in Kota Kinabalu on Thursday.

ASEAN Should Take Cognizance of Sabahans' Plight

Kota Kinabalu: “In the modern era of democratic nations, good governance and human rights, the ASEAN grouping should move with the times.   It should not just be confined to trade, economy and common market as it appears to be moving towards but to do more similar to the European Union” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief cum State Assemblyman for Bingkor, commenting on the sidelines of the forthcoming ASEAN Foreign Ministers Retreat to be held in Kota Kinabalu on Tuesday and Wednesday.

PSM Statement 23 January 2015 - Now is not the best time to implement GST

By S. Arutchelvan
Mr Prime Minister, you said yesterday that now is the best time to implement the GST because you claim that with the decrease of fuel prices, Malaysians will have more money in hand and have a higher purchasing power.

This is totally untrue. The decrease in fuel prices has not made prices of other goods go down. This has never happened before and you know very well that our enforcement agencies can never bring down prices of goods. You have also cut subsidies which mean you have left prices in the hands of the market. On ground 0, the rakyat is facing a massive increase in daily expenses and people and businesses just talk about further price increase after the GST. No amount of creative advertisement by the Government seems to dispel this fear.  

Malaysia has no legitimacy in Sabah, Sarawak?

Comment by Joe Fernandez
Former Petagas Assemblyman James Ligunjang  -- defeated in 1994, according to him, by illegal voters on the electoral rolls -- is misleading everybody with his Hormati Perjanjian Malaysia 63 Campaign.

He does not touch on the following:

Hormati Perjanjian Malaysia 1963 is like flogging a dead horse. It's too little, too late.

100% support Pairin call to replace "lain-lain" in govt forms

By Ezra Haganez
PENAMPANG: Almost everybody in the community of Kadazandusun and Murut supported the call made by Huguan Siou Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan to do away with the "lain-lain" or "others" column in the race section of government forms.

Senior vice president of KDCA (Kadazandusun Cultural Association), George Mijin, said such conclusion could be deduced from feedbacks and an already agitated community as a result of the thoughtless introduction of "bangsa lain-lain" in government forms a couple of years ago, leaving out the ethnic groups in Borneo, retaining only three races - Malay, Chinese and Indian.

What is Plan B for Sabah Budget 2015?

Kota Kinabalu:     “As dust is settling down on the collapse of oil prices globally, the picture becomes clearer for Malaysia and Sabah’s 2015 Budget projected revenues.   The question on everyone’s mind is what is Plan B for the National and Sabah Budget 2015?” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, reflecting on the 60% plunge in oil prices from USD110 to USD47 - USD49 per barrel and creating a huge dent in projected revenues from oil.

When PM Najib unveiled the national Budget on 10 October 2014, the world oil price was about USD90 per barrel and when CM Musa announced the Sabah Budget on 07 November 2014, it was about USD80.   However, the budget projections were based on assumption of oil prices at USD100 per barrel.   They now seem half a world away from the current USD48 per barrel, up from a low of USD45.

Do Away With “Lain-lain” and “Bumiputra” in Sabah

Kota Kinabalu:     “The move by the Chief Minister of Sarawak to do away with the categorization of Sarawakians as “Others” or “Lain-lain” in government administration and replacing them with Sarawak ethnic races is most welcome and long overdue.   Sabah leaders should take the cue and follow suit to replace “Sabahan” for “Lain-lain” in Sabah” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, commenting on the move by the CM of Sarawak.

In fact, the Sabah government should not stop at the re-categorization and should implement policies for the upliftment of the indigenous people of Sabah as provided in Article 41 of the Constitution of Sabah.   Article 41 provides:-

No more ‘lain-lain’ in forms

Federal government cancels controversial column that classifies Sarawak Bumiputera as ‘others’ in race section of official forms

KAPIT: There will be no more ‘lain-lain’ column in the race section of government forms to indicate the race of Bumiputera in Sarawak.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem said yesterday the federal government had acceded to a request by the state government to eliminate the words ‘lain-lain’ in the race column in official forms.

“In government forms, there will be Bumiputera Iban, Bumiputera Bidayuh and Bumiputera Orang Ulu.

Sarawak’s Taib tries to stop BBC broadcast on timber corruption

© Provided by The Malaysian Insider Sarawak governor Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud has on multiple occasions been asked to explain his allegedly vast wealth. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, January 16, 2015.
Lawyers acting on behalf of Sarawak governor Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud are attempting to stop a BBC interview from being broadcast, said a Swiss-based rainforest advocacy group.

The Bruno Manser Fund said a London law firm had been commissioned by the controversial Taib to stop a BBC interview on Lukas Straumann's book, “Money Logging: On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia”, which exposes the former chief minister's vast wealth allegedly derived from illegal logging.

The Meaning of Mutual Respect

By Baru Bian , Ba Kelalan assemblyman
The lecture by Shaykh Afeefuddin Al-Jailani that is being organised by the Islamic Information Centre and supported by UNIMAS’ Pusat Islam has created much unhappiness among Sarawakian Christians who, over the past few years, have had to put up with various forms of illogical and unreasonable interference by the authorities in the practice of their faith. They have unfailingly exercised tremendous restraint and shown remarkable forbearance in the face of unwarranted disrespect and curtailment of their rights. This latest episode is truly a blow to the Christians, who had hoped that they would be left alone to carry on the practice of their religion in peace in the spirit of mutual respect that seemed to still exist in Sarawak. I have received many calls from Christians and Christian leaders on this proposed lecture.

Proposed new seven Sabah seats ill-conceived, says politician

By Ezra Haganez
KOTA KINABALU: The recently-announced proposal to create seven more new state constituencies in Sabah to make it 67, will further reduce the Christian-majority seats in the already muslim-dominated State Assembly, claims a leader of a local political party.

Parti Kerjasama Rakyat Sabah (PAKAR) deputy president, Paulus Gani, said as such the exercise is not a noble and clean exercise let alone reflect the true spirit of partnership in the country.

The balance between the major communities is lost, he said, explaining that the last time an exercise by the Federal-controlled SPR to increase the seats from 48 to current 60, the 20-20-8 sharing formula between non-muslim bumiputeras, muslim bumiputras and chinese, was changed to 34-18-8.

GST should be postponed, says Sabah activist

By Ezra Haganez
KOTA KINABALU: The Federal Government should consider calls to postpone the implemention of Goods and Service Tax (GST) this April, as more than half of  eligible businesses in Sabah appeared not yet ready for it.

A consumer activist who is also a trader, Donny Yapp, in a statement today said many businesses especially in Sabah have yet to register with the Royal Custom Department and that many more have not acquired or installed GST-compliance accounting software.

Brunei bans public Christmas celebrations to ‘protect’ Islamic faith

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 8 — Oil-rich Brunei has banned public celebrations of Christmas for fear of Muslims being led astray, its religious affairs ministry said today, in a country that last year controversially instituted tough Islamic sharia penalties.

The ban, instituted after Christmas last month when local children and adults were seen wearing clothes “that resemble Santa Claus”, raises fresh concerns of religious restrictions after last April’s announcement of the introduction of a penal code that will eventually include penalties such as the severing of limbs and death by stoning.

Practise True Federation – Dr. Jeffrey

Kota Kinabalu:     “The federal government need to decentralize to empower the States and reduce power concentration at its centre and practice true federation not only to reflect the basis of the formation of Malaysia but to ensure the Federation continue to exist with stable federal-state relations” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, commenting on the spat between Penang MP Zairil and Utusan on federalism.

The federal government should stop its agenda of turning the Malaysian federation into a unitary state with concentration of power and money at Putrajaya.

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The Best for 2015
By Briton Ryle | Monday, January 5th, 2015
Briton Ryle
Well, here we are in 2015. For Christmas this year, I got a touching handmade card from my 12-year-old son, and my dad sent me eight soft-shell crabs that I ate on New Year's Day. 
I rolled 'em in a little flour, flash-fried them crispy, and made sandwiches. They were delicious.
It amazes me that you can get truly fresh soft-shell crabs delivered overnight. These came packed in styrofoam, with ice packs to keep them cold, but not frozen.

Sabah seats proposal submitted – EC

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Election Commission (EC) has submitted the proposed delineation for Sabah to its headquarters, director Datuk Md Idrus Ismail said.

He however did not disclose the number of additional seats requested for Sabah in the proposal.

“We have submitted our proposal to the headquarters. The recommendations will be put on display at a later date for the public to scrutinize and give their feedback,” Md Idrus said this when asked if the state Election Commission would also be conducting a delineation review as is being done in Sarawak.

2015: Rise Above Partisan Politics to Solve Problems

Kota Kinabalu:     “Leaders should rise above individual and party political interests when tackling problems faced by the State in the common interest of Sabah or the general population” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, in his 2015 New Year message released today.

“Problems faced by Sabah such as security and the so-called Project IC can never be resolved if partisan political interest become the primary guiding principle of such solution” he said.

10 kampung di Kota Belud dinaiki air

KOTA BELUD: Sepuluh kampung di daerah ini dilanda banjir akibat limpahan air Sungai Tempasuk berikutan hujan lebat malam tadi.

Kampung terbabit ialah Linau, Menunggui, Gunding, Kota Belud, Bobot, Siasai, Taun Gusi, Lebak Engad, Kota Kerancangan dan Rangalau.

Ketua Balai Bomba dan Penyelamat Kota Belud, Faizal Wahid, berkata air dikesan naik sejak subuh tadi dengan enam penduduk membabitkan sebuah keluarga dari Kampung Rangalau dipindahkan di Dewan Tun Said, Kota Belud jam 7.30 pagi tadi.

YB Jimmy Wong and DAP Welcome to Join Independent Monitoring and Action Committee

Kota Kinabalu:     "Sabah DAP Chairman, YB. Jimmy Wong Sze Phin, should "think local" instead of criticising the efforts of the 3 Sabah political parties and 21 NGOs for setting up an Independent Committee to push the federal government into taking actions to solve the illegals problems in Sabah" said the Secretary of the Independent Committee, James Stephens.

Umno made profits by selling Malay kampungs

BAYAN BARU: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng told a Malay crowd in Bayan Baru yesterday that it is Umno Penang leaders who bought and sold their land.

Lim said Umno had slandered the DAP and Penang government, by saying the party had purchased land in Balik Pulau, whatever the cost, to "chase out the Malays".


There are not really that many issues to resolve — immigration, crime, oil royalty, autonomy, federalisation, and the 18-/20-Point Agreements. On the side, of course, are the Bible and Allah issues, which is not a Sabah/Sarawak problem but being exploited by the opposition as if they are.
Raja Petra Kamarudin
The last Umno General Assembly can be said to have sent out mixed signals. Instead of replying to the many questions that people may have about what to expect in the run-up to the next general election expected in 2-3 years from now, it raised more questions than it answered. If people had followed the Umno general assembly with the hope of becoming enlightened, then they were disappointed because, instead, the reverse happened: they became more confused.

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