Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sarawak In The Clutches Of A Melanau Beast Or A Malayan Beast Or Both?

Saturday, September 6, 2008 Magick River

People of Sarawak, Free Yourself from the Clutches of The Beast!

Taib Mahmud, Chief Minister of Sarawak since 1981, owns rapacious corporations like Naim Cendera and Cahya Mata Sarawak. Taib refuses to answer questions thrown at him regarding his wealth. His long reign as "Robber Baron of Sarawak" has become synonymous with ecocide and ethnocide on a massive scale.

From the Malaysian History blog, 30 July 2007:


INITIALLY the leaders of Sabah (then British North Borneo) and Sarawak were opposed to Malaysia or at best gave it a lukewarm welcome after it was proposed by Tunku Abdul Rahman on May 27, 1961 at the Foreign Correspondents Association in Singapore.

“Let us become independent first and then we will decide whether to join Malaysia or not,” said Tan Sri Ong Kee Hui, the Kuching mayor and leader of the Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP), formed in 1959.

Other prominent Sarawak leaders like Datu Abang Haji Openg – later the first local governor – and Abang Mustapha Abang Haji Abdul Gapor who are also members of the Council Negeri, considered the oldest legislature in the country, were unanimous in their opposition to the Tunku’s plan.

In Sabah, Tun Fuad Stephens (then Donald Stephens), a newspaper publisher, a member of the State Council and Huguan Siou (paramount leader) of the Kadazan/Dusun people, shared the same view as Ong. “We must not be seen as changing colonial masters,” was the response of the United National Kadazan Organisation (Unko), a party Fuad formed with Keningau community leader GS Sundang.

They contacted leaders from the other territories to see whether they should revive the idea of a federation of Borneo states of Sabah, Sarawak and Brunei instead.

Many of the leaders believed that Malaysia’s formation was not really meant to benefit the people of the two territories but more to provide a solution to solve the problems of Britain, Malaya and Singapore.

Britain needed to withdraw from the East but it could not just up and go without ensuring its former colonies’ survival. Malaya wanted to increase the number of bumiputras to ensure that their numbers were bigger than the others. Singapore, threatened by communists, wanted security.

The leaders opposed the plan because they feared their people would be at the mercy of the commercially superior Chinese whose numbers would increase with Malaysia, and they also feared that they would eventually be sidelined by the more politically sophisticated Malays.

They also worried that their culture and polity would be gradually eroded. Thus, discussions were held on such issues as religion, education and finance where early assurances on these matters were made. Most of the discussions centred on the Sabah All-party 20-point memorandum and the Sarawak 18-point memorandum containing matters the two territories wanted to safeguard. But mostly the focus was on religion, constitutional safeguards, immigration, special position of the indigenous people, language, education and fiscal arrangements.

But even while discussions were still at the early stages, more and more leaders and their people gradually began to voice support for the plan.

[Read the rest here.]


Anonymous said...


We pray that PR in Semenanjung will do the job. Now our strategy for young Dayak voters MUST register ourselves as voters in areas (tukar dpd kawasan pendalaman) that SUPP candidates are contesting. Rural and aging voters in in RURAL settings are already "poisoned" for the last 45 years by BN.

At the peak of Dayak Revival under SNAP, elections can be won in Sarawak. At the peak of Dayakism, PBDS can reduce the PBB-led BN in DUN. Now the revival is HISTORY.

Let us VOTE for PR (DAP & PKR) candidates in Sarawak in the next election (both in Parliament and DUN) to GREATLY REDUCE PBB-led BN in Sarawak. Let MORE VOICES be heard in SARAWAK DUN.

Demolish SUPP in both PARLIAMENT and DUN. If Federal Gov't falls to PR, Let PBB-led BN became opposition in Sarawak. That is what is happening in W. M'sia - 5 states rule by PR and Federal Gov't rule by UMNO-led BN.

How about that!

Anonymous said...

Malaya based politicians are only taking advantage of East Malaysia. Maybe its time we think of pulling out of the federation. As for BN, so much have been taken by these BN politicians for their own personal gains. Time to kick them out. They have overstayed their welcome.