Saturday, March 29, 2008

This is Exactly What Sarawak Headhunter has been Saying, but do most Sarawakians Themselves Realise It?

Taken from Malaysia-Today...
written by KL Dude, March 29, 2008 | 13:14:49
(in response to the above article from ALIRAN)

I do agree with the writer to a certain extent... on the situation in Ulu Baram Sarawak or even Sarawak and Sabah as a whole in terms of development.

Though I'm from KL, but from my business trips there to Sabah (or even Sarawak) for the last 10 years, have opened by eyes to realize that the Sabahans/Sarawakians are actually about 20-30 years behind as compared to their counterparts in Semenanjung.

Well some of you guys here may disagree with me if you have just been visiting KK, Kuching, Sandakan, Miri, Tawau which are the so call urban areas there but if you've gone to the remote parts like Sukau or Ulu Baram, you may start to believe me.

Many villages in Sabah/Sarawak do not even have proper basic ameneties like water, electricity and proper road access or even clinics with proper MO and yet BN can proudly bullshit in the MSM about how much development they have brought to the people of Malaysia. You'll be surprised to see the MPs of these areas are all from BN, who so call talk cock and scare the locals that only they can bring development and prosperity, peacefulness and stability (whatever that dumb BN election motto). The question is, where are the results though millions was said to have been allocated for the rural development of Sabah/Sarawak? Out of naiveness perhaps, the locals have been voting these BN scumbags into power, without realising that they are voting for them to give them license to cheat them under their own noses.

One can never deny the level of poverty here is quite bad and go visit yourself to the villages here and see their living conditions. The program "Bersamamu' in TV3 highlights about the cases of hard core poor in Semenanjung mostly but some of the cases highlighted in the program is just 'chicken-feed' if compared to the living conditions in some of the rural villages in Sabah/Sarawak. But all these have not been highlighted by the TV program or even in the MSM - why ??

Another pertinent factor to ponder is on the NEP as mentioned above, and also regarding Bumiputera status. This NEP thing is supposed to help the local Bumis, everyone knows that but why still many in Sabah/Sarawak still living under the poverty line? Most Sabahans/Sarawakians are Bumis in fact but how come then the NEP does not have any effect on them? The writer has pointed out correctly on the effects of NEP there.

I also asked this question myself to some Sabahans/Sarawakians and they told me off this straight to my face...those Bumi status privileges is all crap in Sabah/Sarawak as it only helps the '1st' class Bumis from UMNO or Muslims only as those Christian Bumis are deemed '2nd' class Bumi it seems so they don't get much in fact and are just about the same like the Indians and Chinese in Semenanjung. Is this true, Wildman ?

Actually there's much more dirt in Sabah/Sarawak, but its just that we in Semenanjung don't know in depth or perhaps don't bother to know because it doesn't concern us. All opposition blogsites as well so far mostly have been highlighting the issues mostly in Semenanjung only as you can see and very rare on East Malaysia. So you can't blame the Sabahans/Sarawakians for voting BN because even they have alternative media, those who're very naive actually may perceive the problems highlighted by oppositions in blogsites is a "Semenanjung" issue, and does not really affect them.

What is needed now is that the tsunami that hit the Semenanjung shores last 8 March should now head towards Sabah/Sarawak to wipe out all those corrupt and good for nothing BN scumbags there out once and for all.

(See also Sarawak Headhunter's very first posting "It is time for Taib Mahmud's head to roll!" under the sub-heading "Why is Sarawak Still 30 Years Behind Malaya?"

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