Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Eastern Time Press (Wednesday 9 April 2008)
Taib penning his signature on the plaque at Kampung Anah Rais in Padawan.
The Bidayuhs can continue to move forward, more aggressively perhaps, provided they can maintain their unity and solidarity behind the government. The opposite is, if they fall prey to political rhetoric of the opposition, they will be left out, which should not be the option for them. They should have enough embarrassment of being regarded as the most disorganised community, politically, in the periods of the 60s and 70s. Chief Minister, Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud, recalls a visit he made to Kampong Kerusin in Serian in the 60s when he was the Secretary-General of Parti Bumiputra, after the merger of Parti Negara and Parti Berjasa, to promote activities of his new party. Among the large crowd of people present to welcome him were men, who were proudly displaying badges of various political parties on their chests. Later, when he asked them whether they really wanted to join his party, since they had already joined a number of other parties, they answered him firmly in the affirmative, “sure Dato”. They believed that the more parties they joined the better it would be for them.
Whenever there is a development proposal, Bidayuh YBs will air the greatness of Barisan to their fellow Bidayuh. Thumbs up to the writer, Jameson Ahip. Bravo. Bravo! What a wonderful affiliation for the poor and marginalized Bidayuh. Barisan Nasional gave RM 20,000 for every family who are affected by the Borneo Highland Resort. Thank you!! My family received RM 200.00 and the balance went to Zorro. What a lie then? How to take legal claim if Bidayuh has no right to the NCR land? It is a land scam done by the YBs to get paid by Country Height Sdn. Bhd. Ask Peter Minos how much he got and how much they all gave to the effected Anah Rais, Abang Bura and the rest of the surrounding area.
The Mambong clinker is for CMS and not for the Mambong. They got dust and soon will get bronchitis disease due to inhaled dust into the lungs. Who cares? Nobody cares as long as CMS is well developing and everybody knows who owns CMS. The rubbish site project did not give any return to Padawan but to Trineken. Who owns Trineken? Everybody knows and had better be silent. Nanti bapa marah. How to claim the compensation? The land belongs to nobody because Bidayuh are not entitled to any NCR land. Once again the YBs scammed the land for their own benefit.
The Bidayuh must look at what is happening in the Peninsular. Mahathir introduced one policy which is called “Dasar Pandang ke Timur”. The purpose of the policy was to make
I am neither with the opposition nor BN; and there is one thing that I know about Bidayuh politics. They are divided by BN all the time. It begun with the Ming Court Affair and today the Bidayuh are still divided due to their own fault and BN threats. Barisan Nasional in no more applicable to the Malaysians and the Bidayuh have to accept that. The problem with Sarawak BN is that they exploited every right of the Dayak. NCR land remains untitled where the “state government” can make use of the land for plantation, resort, garbage site and so forth. Yes. To build jail complex too.
It is time for the Bidayuh to look for an alternative as Barisan Nasional has marginalized them for centuries. From Padawan to Lundu, there is no proven development by the Barisan Nasional. The small road to Sematan and
Joining the opposition is an option to get out from marginalization and exploitation by the Barisan Nasional. The Barisan Nasional has failed the Bidayuh for centuries especially on physical development and NCR land title. Pakatan Sarawak is an option for the Bidayuh to breathe a new breath and not to run away from problem of the government. As far as I am concerned the Bidayuh never created any problem to the State Barisan Nasional. Furthermore, the Bidayuh supported every BN component party in their area though it is not relevant to them at all. The problem is with the Barisan Nasional itself for making the Bidayuh divided and marginalized.