Friday, November 28, 2008

Senyum Kambing - Satu Lagi Monyet BN Yang Bodoh

The Continuing Antics Of Another BN Monkey - Tajuddin Abdul Rahman

Friday, November 28, 2008

From The Middle Ground by Romerz

How did he ever become a law maker?

Pasir Salak MP from UMNO Tajuddin Abdul Rahman is embroiled in controversy yet again.
Malaysiakini reports that he has been accused of making sexual innuendos in the Dewan Rakyat by Fong Po Kuan (DAP - Batu Gajah). According to Fong, the MP from Pasir Salak had made the offensive remarks when trying to interject Mujahid Yusof Rawa's (PAS - Parit Buntar) debate on the motion to cut the education minister's pay by RM10/-.

The offensive remarks were recorded in the Hansard (official records of parliament) of the exchange between, Deputy Speaker Ronald Kiandee, Mujahid and Tajuddin.

Tajuddin : Oh, tak masuk lagi?

Kiandee : Dia tak bagi Yang Berhormat, tak bagi.

Tajuddin : Dia tak masuk lagi? Dah lama tak masuk-masuk. Main tepi saja.

Mujahid : Yang Berhormat Pasir Salak sabarlah.

Tajuddin : Bila nak keluar lagi air dia?

Not only that, Tajuddin had sparked off an uproar in the Dewan Rakyat when he called M Kulasegaran (DAP - Ipoh Barat) a "keling" (a derogatory term for Indians). In the ensuing uproar, the sexual innuendo was missed until Fong Po Kuan brought it up via section 36(4) of the standing orders.

Tajuddin escaped further action for the "keling" remark when he retracted it. Now we shall see if further action is taken against him for the sexual innuendo.

Please be reminded that this is not the first time Tajuddin has behaved like a lout in parliament. Early this month, Tajuddin had called Kulasegaran a "bloody bastard". Again no action was taken against him as the speaker had ruled that no further action is needed since Tajuddin had retracted the words.

What else can or need we say about the calibre of BN monkeys in Parliament?

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Afraid Jabu Repeats Same Old Lie About "Development"

Jabu lambasted ‘certain quarters’ for denying Sarawak's great development

From Bintulu.Org

Posted: Nov 24, 2008 11:10am

Comments by Sarawak Headhunter in red.

Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Alfred Jabu Numpang lambasted ‘certain quarters’ who he said kept denying the great changes and developments that Sarawak experienced in the 45 years of independence.

WHAT "great changes and developments"? Obviously a man in great denial. Are Sarawakians expected to be grateful for the crumbs of "development" which the BN Government have thrown to Sarawak while the real fruits of development has been enjoyed by Malaya and siphoned off by BN politicians and their cronies? This idiot deserves to be lambasted himself.

Speaking at a luncheon reception of St Mark Chapel, Nanga Peka, Paku, Jabu described them as individuals or small groups of people who were always in denial.

Who's in denial again?

“They were only trying to influence the people to oppose development for their own personal gain,” Jabu reported to have said by Borneo Post.

Who in their right mind would want to oppose real development? IT'S THE CRUMBS OF DEVELOPMENT THAT WE OBJECT TO BEING FORCED TO SWALLOW, JABU!

Jabu who is the Minister of Infrastructure Development and Communication as well as Minister of Rural Development warned the people against falling prey to such detractors.

Unfortunately the people have fallen prey to Taib, Jabu and the rest of the BN gang of crooks, who have deprived them of any chance of real development and will continue to do so as long as they are still in power.

The Deputy Chief Minister said these people are only good at making empty promises but added he was confident that people would not be easily swayed by them to ensure that they would remain progressive.

Empty promises? That is the BN's specialty. Who else has all the opportunities?

However not everyone is agreeable with the Sarawak Deputy Minister's statement. Jabu is in fact often at loggerheads with many young Dayak intellectuals and bloggers for his off-the-cuff remarks.

These are not just "off-the cuff" remarks, but the utterings of a seriously damaged brain.

Henry anak Joseph a Dayak blogger recently said “It has greatly surprised me that a man of his standing is prepared to stoop so low to find fault with the young Dayak intellectuals. In my humble opinion his precious time should be devoted to matters that can provide long term benefits to the Dayak,”.

Which are of no concern to him.

In another function earlier on Jabu announced RM50 million dividends will be paid to Salcra scheme participants in January and July 2009.

Sounds a lot? Divide it by the number of Salcra scheme participants and see exactly how much they each get - peanuts.

Only in Sarawak has mediocrity been elevated to a standard of excellence.

When will Sarawakians wake up to the same old lies which Taib, Jabu and the BN keep repeating?

Resettled Bakun Natives Disappointed By Taib's Government

Resettled native communities near Bakun disappointed by govt treatment

From Bintulu.Org

Posted: Nov 25, 2008 7:17am

A number of community leaders in the Sg. Asap and Sg.Koyan near Bakun expressed their disappointment over the way the government has treated them over the unpaid water bills issue as highlighted in a national news agency yesterday.

Jack Paran, 51, from Uma Kelab (longhouse), claimed that all 15 longhouse chiefs in the area had recently met officials from the department, LAKU Management Sdn Bhd (a wholly-owned state government agency) to supply portable water and collect revenue from here, Miri and Limbang and others.

“Despite having requested the government to scrap the unsettled bills since 1998, we are sad and disappointed that a decision had been made,” he told Bernama on Monday.

“With the Christmas season around the corner, where a few thousands working away from the scheme would be returning home and a wedding or two would be planned in December, I will feel very sorry for them."

“And, what if we have to mourn the death of someone in the community after Dec 16?,” he asked.

Another leader, former councillor Laing Lerong, 68, hoped the government could come up with an amicable solution to their predicament.

“We do not want to pick up any quarrel with the government. We just hope it can sympathise with us, as not everyone can settle their outstanding bills at one go,” he said.

Penghulu Saging Bit, of Uma Belor, appealed to the government for a deferment or to settle the arrears in installments or perhaps, scrap the arrears.

He hoped the government would consider their problem fairly as they had sacrificed much for the sake of the country. Most of the residents, he said, were poor and did not have regular income.

“We have made sacrifices to make way for the RM3.2 billion hydro project which is the biggest in the nation and scheduled for completion in June 2010.

“We hope the government could reciprocate,” he said.

Photo: Penan Talun longhouse, Sg. Koyan in Asap area.

Penan Talun worst affected

One of the communities that will be badly affected by the government decision on December 16 will be the 20 odds Penan Talun families at Sg. Koyan which is part of the larger Sg. Asap resettlement scheme.

Jack Paran said “When the supply is discontinued as scheduled, they may be forced to return to the jungle”.

“As it is now, about two families enjoy power supply as the rest cannot afford to pay for the monthly bills,” he noted.

He said compared to the other Orang Ulu groups like the Kayan or the Kenyah, the Penan could not simply catch up economically.

“They cannot even catch up, even if you give them agricultural projects to provide income to sustain themselves,” he said.

Now there are worries of what will happen to the Penan in the Murum area. They too will be relocated to make way for another multi-billion ringgit dam in Murum.

As in Sg. Asap these Penan communities have been promised a better life after they are resettled by the state government.

Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Alfred Jabu said they would be given improved amenities, social and economic activities for a sustainable livelihood reported The Star on Nov 6.

“They will have a better (resettled) life than they have now,” he told Dominic Ng Kim Ho (PKR-Padungan) during question time in the state assembly.

Ng asked if the consent of the Penans from six settlements had been sought on the relocation exercise, and how they would be resettled.

Preliminary work on the 900MW Murum project, the biggest after the 2,400MW Bakun dam project, has started.

No Water For Resettled Bakun Residents

Gov’t to cut water supply to Sg. Asap Residents over unpaid bills

From Bintulu.Org

Posted: Nov 24, 2008 9:11pm

Penan Talun longhouse, Sg. Koyan Asap.

The Sg. Asap Resettlement Scheme residents will wake up to the ‘rude’ reality of so called ‘development’ as promised to them almost a decade ago on December 16.

By then, almost 2000 peoples in the area will have no water running through their taps as the government has decided to disconnect water supply to these folks’ homes over accumulating unpaid bills.

Bintulu Public Works Department’s water supply division said they have to disconnect the water supply to some of the longhouses as they owed the state government a total sum of RM2 million. The arrears date back to 1998, the year when the residents first moved in.

“We have to take action, otherwise the bills will continue accumulating,” Bernama reported department’s divisional engineer, Goh Soon Boon as saying on Monday.

So far, he said he had not received any appeal over the department’s decision to disconnect the water supply, from either the residents or their leaders.

Goh said his department had made arrangements for the people in the scheme to settle their bills with the SESCO (Sarawak Electricity Supply Corporation) office in the area, instead of them having to drive to Bintulu, about 75km away.

No Unity Without Equity

Many have, purposely or otherwise, missed the main point of Sarawak Headhunter's previous posting "Sarawak For Sarawakians" - that there can be no unity without equity. The Malaysian nation faces disintegration if some of its component parts do not deal with the other parts with equity.

There can be no equity if one's agenda is only one's own race or region or self or family or cronies and friends. Do not then be surprised if disunity is the result. The oppressed will ALWAYS sooner or later rise against their oppressors. Oppressors are those who put themselves, their race, their region, their families, their cronies and friends above everyone else. They deny the greater good for their personal gain and thus commit oppression upon oppression.

Even great empires will collapse when the descendants of those who have been sacrificed on the altar of parochial greed and lust for power say "enough is enough!" Malaysia is not an exception.

The way things are going, independence for Sarawak is not a dream, but will one day become a reality when most Sarawakians wake up to the inequities that have been perpetrated upon them by the ungrateful Malayans and by their own local petty tyrants themselves such as Taib Mahmud (with the full backing of the UMNO bully boys).

It is up to Sarawakians themselves whether they want to wake up or not or continue to allow themselves to be deceived by the exhortation of deceitful crooks to be "united". How is it possible to be united when there can be no unity without equity?

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sarawak For Sarawakians!

First of all, Sarawak Headhunter wishes to make it clear that he is only anti-BN Malayans and not Malayans in general. All references to "Malayans" here and in his other postings should therefore be read accordingly.

Sarawak has contributed more than its fair share to Malaya, and the Malayans have messed things up. Not only have the Malayans messed things up, they have ignored Sarawak's contributions and have never even acknowledged the same or shown any gratitude to Sarawak or Sarawakians.

Even worse, they look down on Sarawak as being backward while enjoying and wasting the fruits of Sarawak's natural resources, especially its petroleum. It is as if the Malayans refuse to invite or even allow Sarawakians to sit at the banquet table and eat the food that the Sarawakians themselves have provided. This is of course a typical colonial and feudal mentality and attitude, even if the Malayans may deny it.

Must Sarawakians beg to be let into the banquet hall? Or do they grace the festivities only as performing artistes showing off the purported multi-ethnic culture of Malaysia? Do the Malayans really know anything about the culture of Sarawak and Sarawakians? Do they care or even bother?

Can Sarawakians expect anything different from PKR, a Malayan-based political party whose main aim it would appear is to get Anwar Ibrahim to become Prime Minister of Malaysia?

These are some of the tough questions Sarawakians themselves have to answer.

Sarawak Headhunter has increasingly come to the opinion that the sooner Sarawak parts ways with Malaya the better off it will be. Not even a purportedly born-again Malaysia should deter this from happening. The Malayans will never understand Sarawakians because they are too lazy to make any real effort. Sarawakians have made it too easy for them by allowing them to live the good life at Sarawak's expense, so why should they bother? Enough is enough!

Sarawak will then be in a position to adopt a more representative form of government, along the lines of a Presidential system, where every citizen will have a right to vote for the head of the nation, unlike the present system where a few hundred and at most a couple of thousand people (at the UMNO General Assembly) decide who is going to be the Prime Minister. How will anyone who is not from UMNO or not a Malay get to be Prime Minister? Impossible or only with very great difficulty.

In fact there is nothing to say that even the Chief Minister of Sarawak cannot be elected in this manner - by popular vote. All it needs is a few constitutional changes, which of course we cannot expect the BN government to make and which is why BN needs to be overthrown in the next state elections or earlier.

Sarawak Headhunter believes that Sarawakians should have full control of their own government without having to answer to the Malayans, whether Pakatan Rakyat or Barisan Nasional.

Many of the Dayaks (effectively the Ibans) believe that Sarawak's problems can be overcome through "Dayak Unity" and that Taib can be overthrown through such "unity". This is misconceived and they are wrong. Other than for the fact that this idea is not shared by all Dayaks, it also ignores the Non-Dayak races of Sarawak and this is a mistake.

Taib Mahmud and the Sarawak BN government can only be overthrown only through a unity of a majority of Sarawakians, Dayaks and Non-Dayaks alike.

It is also a fallacy to believe that only a Dayak Chief Minister can solve the problems of the Dayaks. What would happen if a Dayak Chief Minister were to behave like Taib Mahmud and get away with it? What would happen if he were to discriminate against the Non-Dayaks? Sarawak does not need this and it would be another disaster.

In reality, it is only necessary for whoever is chosen to be the Chief Minister of Sarawak to be fair to all Sarawakians, irrespective of race or religion. Sarawakians must choose the best man for the job, not because of his race or religion.

Finally, Sarawakians should stop looking to the Malayans for solutions to their problems. The Malayans only know how to create problems, then offer their own self-serving solutions as if they were doing us such big favours.

Sarawakians can look after themselves, and the first thing they should do is to kick Taib and the BN out, and preferably limit the role of PKR in Sarawak.

Sarawak for Sarawakians!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Thursday, November 6, 2008

"You see, they (Taib & gang) have 7 million hectares of timber concessions. Apa itu?"



Monday, November 3, The Broken Shield

Comments by Sarawak Headhunter in red as usual.

Taib blames Dayak shifting cultivators for creating NCR lands

Sarawak’s Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud must have forgotten there were some Dayak ministers, Dayak elected representatives, Dayak civil servants and Dayak farmers present at the Sarawak Agro Fest 2008 in Kuching when he condemned their forefathers for creating NCR land through shifting cultivation.

He didn't forget. He did it purposely. What does he care about the adat and customary practices of the Dayaks and other natives of Sarawak? All he cares is what he wants for himself, his family and his cronies.

If he knew, he would not have embarrassed them the way he did when he opened the function last Saturday, 1 November 2008; unless, of course, he wanted to pass a message through them to their parents and their folks in longhouses and villages.

He not only wanted to embarrass them but insult them with impunity as well, knowing that none of them would have been brave enough to stand up to him or walk off.

“You see, they (Dayaks) have two million acres under NCR lands just because of shifting cultivation. Apa itu?”, Taib said.

What is 2 million acres of NCR lands which benefits at least half a million and maybe more of the natives of Sarawak, especially the Dayaks, compared to 7 million hectares and more of timber concessions which benefit only a handful of people, namely Taib himself, his family and cronies?

No less than 5 million hectares of timber concessions in Sarawak are controlled by only 5 companies. Let us not even go into plantation lands.




Almost all of the Dayak listeners, especially the Ibans, were jolted by the words used by Taib to hit back at the shifting cultivators. YB Francis Harden, assistant land development minister, and other YB Dayaks sat uncomfortably. Alfred Jabu, a senior Dayak minister, appeared to enjoy the criticisms.

Yet none of them had the guts to speak out or walk off. If Sarawak Headhunter had been there, he would have shouted at Taib, "7 million hectares of timber concessions, apa itu?" Why should they be jolted when this is what they should expect, knowing Taib? Does anyone still want to deny that Taib is a bully?

Taib’s choice of words not only smacked of arrogance, but also seemed to confirm Beginda Minda’s accusation that Taib was a big bully.

Confirmed, lah!

Since the amendment of the Land Code in 2000, the NCR lands have become thorny issues as the amendment not only declares all untitled lands including NCR lands as “State Lands” but criminalizes the land owners for defending their rights. Many have landed in jails.

According to the 2005 reports of Land and Survey Department, some 1.2 million hectares of land have been approved for oil palm plantations, the bulk of which is NCR lands. And by the year 2015, some 4 million hectares of land are to be planted with oil palm. Out of the total, about 1.5 million hectares are NCR land. By then there will be a few acres of NCR land left, if any!

Native land owners claim that their ancestral lands have been in existence for hundreds of years. Regarded as their life, now their lands have created nightmares for them and their children as they (the lands) are slipping away from their grips.


Senyum Kambing - 7 juta hektar konsesi balak, apa itu?

James Ak Bond - Quantum Of Dayaks

Dayaks should be united but we are not!

Written by James ak Bond,

This article is written in response to Dr. John Brian's question of “Do we need the Dayak Agenda?”

(See Dayak Baru Weblog, minor edition by Sarawak Headhunter)

Where are we now?

To the rest of you, we can start thinking big for the Dayak nation provided we know who we are. Are we DAYAK or are we Ibans, Orang Ulu, Bidayuh, Penan, or what? At this very moment, ask yourself where are we? We talk about Dayak but where are the Kelabits? Where are the Bidayuhs? I am a Kayan but where are the Kenyahs? Are they here with us?

Jesus, people do you know what is seriously wrong with us Dayak even until today? Everyone does not want to do anything with Dayaks! All tribes go away. Why? Because we don’t have that sense of identity over Dayaks, that’s why!

That is the utmost important thing in Dayak society these days. We need to start pulling all Dayak tribes to one spot and from that spot we can march forth. But where are we now?

Where are we now?

Do Dayaks betray other Dayaks?

I know where we are. We are in Baram. We are in Bau. We are in Lubuk Antu. We are in Bario. No wonder Taib is very powerful, because all the forces that can challenge him are scattered in all corners.

Yes, I know, there are a few who finally come to a spot and there they stand. They should try to pull more others to join them on the spot. But you know what they did? They bebukut, bebunuh sama kaban on that spot. On that spot they betray us all!

We have no qualms about likening Dayaks to traitors to their own future because every argument they can employ to quash this claim will rebound to stare at their face, and they know that.

Dayak always want to be in control

The Dayaks always want to be in control. If we cannot take over the ship as a whole, we divide the ship in two to be fair to everyone in the hull. A halved ship will sink! Oh, we forgot that. But we can worry about that after we split the ship.

That is what we Dayak do. Call it self-mutilation but that is Dayak. Call it wrong sense of competition but that is Dayak.

Four things we Dayak need to do :

1, For a CORRECT sense of community

Note the emphasis on “Correct”. To acquire a correct sense of community, this is what we must do.

IBAN

· The Iban must stop thinking like Iban, the Kayan/Kenyah must stop mutating, the Kelabit must stop decorating themselves, and the Bidayuh must start dragging themselves to embrace the spirit of Dayaks and sit next to the Lun Bawang if they think the Ibans are too noisy. The other tribes must stop being too tribal and keeping only to themselves. Wherever Dayak is concerned, that’s the only race that matters now.

The Iban especially must exercise some restraint, and a whole lot of it. Already the other Dayak tribes vilify you as the mother of all evils in the Dayak gallery of debauchery, and your boisterous behaviour will continue chasing them away from our midst.

You Ibans must stop thinking Dayak is Iban, Dayak is for Iban alone or Dayak is all about Iban day in day out. Stop thinking selfishly. You are no superior to other tribes. If you think Ibans are superior, then Sarawak history may want to nominate the Orang Ulu as the real champions. The Orang Ulu only make up a small percentage of Sarawak's population yet they can conquered nearly half of Sarawak's land mass. What’s that if not the legacy of their superior past? The Ibans were after all jungle wanderers without a proper civilization and the Europeans are ready to acknowledge that. So quit the ego, stop blowing your own trumpet, stop thinking you’re special, start thinking for a larger community. Help us. We sincerely need you. Bring out the best of Rentaps in you and unite us again so we can conquer all again. Now you come down to the ground to be with your Dayak brothers and sisters. Here! In the mud we stand!

KELABIT
· The Kelabits must quit the ego, too. Stop the dreaming you’re the Jews, the Chosen People, of Sarawak. You’re the jewels of the land in many cases all right and everyone is ready to give that to you. But enough with that. Time to share your virtues and honed skills with the Dayak. Time to grace the humble Dayak nation with your presence. Have a sense of belonging with us, for Christ’s sake, and quit living like a hermit in your elite exclusive society. Tear down that wall, Miss Bario, and come down here to be with us. Here! In the mud we stand.

KAYAN AND KENYAH
· The Kayan and Kenyah. I don’t know what’s wrong with you two tribes but you had better stop idolising the Chinese because it has been proven in silence you can eventually surpass the Chinese at many of their craft and we fear you will infect the Dayak with the same made-in-china trickery. Already you’re skilled to bluff your way to the top. Just because the Chinese did it, it’s still not right for you to rape the Penan girls in ‘lumberjack minutes’ like the Chinese! You are after all religious God-fearing people. So save yourself from yourself. Already you sent your children to Chinese schools and married your pretty daughters into Chinese homes.

What’s next? No problem with the Chinese but too much of it can kill your own identity and good caring nature. Here, look here, we are your brothers and sisters. We are the same people who danced with you in the river long before any foreigners set foot on this island. You are one of us. We are the same. So come down from there and join the Dayak crowd. Here! In the mud we stand.

PENAN
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The Penans! Sebile’ek, (meaning brother in English) you must start fighting for yourself. For Christ’s sake, pick up that blowpipe and put it to good use, could you? You cannot continue relying on other people to fight for you. God has given you two good eyes to be vigilant, two good ears to tell between lies and sincerity, a good mouth to say “Stop! That’s the farthest you can go!”, and all the good limbs to kick the intruders out of your jungle, off your back, off your skirt. You cannot continue standing there like some dead wood and expect God to intervene. That’s not the way to do it! The gangsters they sent to intimidate you are just a bunch of crabs waiting to be cracked.

Believe me, many times gangsters have roughened me up, too. They beat me up, slashed me and left scars on my body. But you should see what I did to them. They got even bigger scars. After that, they’re no more. Penans, you must show them you can make a stand and fight for what you believe is right before they want to leave you alone. That’s the basis of survival, you hear me? What Dayak are you if you cannot defend yourself? We cannot simply come to your aid because someone will make a completely different issue out of it. And we don’t want to fight for you and be made to fight alone while you pack up and quit on us halfway. So you must make a firm stand over your rights. Come down from your hiding in the caves and face the brunt of the tyrant.

Fight for the air you breath, fight for the trees and the land and the rivers, fight for your children and your future, fight and don’t you stop fighting, fight like a Dayak you should and we will join you. Here! In the mud we stand and we wait for you.

Other Dayak tribes? Never mind, this is enough for now.

For a CORRECT sense of identity
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The Ibans play a key role here. All they need to do is shut up. Shut up and allow other tribes to speak. Shut up and observe how they do it. Let everyone speak and work in this Dayak family. That’s the only way a Dayak nation can be identified as a nation, otherwise they will continue to regard Dayak as small as a tribe, and that tribe is Iban.

I’m sure other Dayak tribes will be encouraged to play active parts in the Dayak branding if the Ibans stop horsing around as if they own the planet. Given enough room to manoeuvre, perhaps a true Dayak identity will slowly come to notice and everyone will take pride in it. I repeat, take pride in it.

Don’t pull a face at me. All I’m saying is for you to give room for others to paint a Dayak identity on a canvas as big as Sarawak. You don’t own the Dayak, you hear me? We need an extreme measure now, because after trying for many, many years the Dayak tribes continue to put some distance between them. Something must be wrong somewhere. Maybe the Ibans are the culprits. So maybe you should make a sacrifice. I know this is very difficult for you to do, given your nature and all, but please, please, please, please, please, Jabu anak Numpang, you shut up.

For a CORRECT sense of Sarawak Supremacy
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Once we have the correct sense of community and a correct sense of identity, we can command respect from the world society. Malaya will want to court our friendship, this time with heartfelt sincerity. It will look nice for Malaya to share the Bumiputera status with an esteemed Dayak nation. We can walk amidst the Malayan kings with our head held high because we have raised ourselves up to become a force to reckon with. The last thing they want to do is trespass our native land. The Sarawak Supremacy will be known from coast to coast. And we will gloat in the success, and all the glory will be ours!

For a CORRECT sense of competition
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We need someone around to surrender to us by the time our Dayak Renaissance comes into full swing. We need that someone to see the awakening of the Dayaks and see how the Dayaks arise from the mud level to the pinnacle of the kingdom. We want this!

Conclusion

We want progress for all Malaysians. We want progress for all Sarawakians. We Dayaks also want to progress as much as our brother Malaysians. We ask for fairness and justice. We were promised special privileges in the Federal Constitution but why have we been taken for a ride by the government?

November 5, 2008


Sunday, November 2, 2008

Time's Up, Taib! Just Go!

Open Letter From Sarawak Headhunter To Taib Mahmud. 1.11.2008

Dear Taib,

Time's up! It's time to go. Please go and spare all Sarawakians the trouble of taking you down by force or through the ballot. While you are at it, take Jabu and the rest of the PBB shitheads with you too. All of you are no bloody use to Sarawak and have never been. It is time for you all to be the has-beens that you should have been a long time ago, if not for your cheating and scheming to stay in power by all means, mainly foul.

It would be better for you to leave now, before I expose all your dirty little secrets. Remember Shaheen and how you and Adenan sold a whole ship tanker-load of Malaysian crude oil - which promptly "disappeared" - when you were Minister of Primary Industries - without an L/C to a group of "Arab-looking gentlemen"? Are we to believe that you, with your photographic memory, didn't even remember their names?

What happened to RM150 million of the State Government's money which you withdrew from Bank Utama during the Ming Court affair but didn't make it into the State's other bank accounts until after the election? Didn't you use it to fund your re-election campaign and didn't 5 Chinese tycoons pay RM30 million each to replace it after you had won? Didn't they then get timber concessions in the hundreds of thousands, even millions, of hectares worth so much more than this (billions of ringgit in fact) and which you also had controlling shares in?

I'd like to go on, but it really is tiring keeping up with all that you have done to enrich yourself, your family and a few cronies in the State over your 27 years of misrule. I will if I have to and you don't step down. There are many more stories to tell.

You have made more than enough already and you now have one foot in the grave. Do you want to bring it all to your grave? You cannot control what happens after your death - the staggering fortune which you, your family and cronies have stolen from Sarawak will never be safe, whether you resign, die or stay on. You will be cursed for ever.

At the very least do us all a favour - in slight mitigation for your wrongdoings, resign while you still can and let us try to repair the damage that you have caused to Sarawak for so many decades.

I would rather not have your head on a pole unless I really have to and you leave me and other Sarawakians with no choice but to destroy you completely, which God willing we will.

Yours sincerely,
Al Tugauw
Sarawak Headhunter

Are The Ibans/Dayaks Finally Waking Up?

PRS (6MPs) threat of leaving BN intensifies, calls for Taib to leave - malaysiakini

From The Politics Blog

Malaysiakini's report: Taib, Jabu urged to step down by S. Pathmawathy

First, he called Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) and Umno ‘bullies’.
MCPX

Now Parti Rakyat Sarawak’s (PRS) former publicity head of its Balleh division Beginda Minda has boldly called on PBB president Abdul Taib Mahmud to step down as Sarawak chief minister.

Revealing bundles of flawed strategies in the Taib administration on Mkini.tv’s 'Uncensored' talk show, Beginda also held long-serving Iban Deputy Chief Minister Alfred Jabu equally responsible for the agony and sufferings of the Dayak community, adding that “Jabu should also seriously consider retirement as soon as possible".

beginda minda prs 011108 francis"Taib’s era has passed. It is time for him to give way to the younger generation to take over the reins of power in Sarawak. Twenty seven years as chief minister is long enough," Beginda told 'Uncensored' host Francis Paul Siah.

Beginda insisted that he was not launching a personal attack at these two Sarawak leaders but that he has decided to come out publicly to “say what has to be said” as he (Beginda) is also a member of a BN component party.

“My request is for Taib and Jabu to step down gracefully and retire as honourable and respected statesmen. Surely, it is better to go that way than to be forced out of office through people’s power,” he reasoned.

"It is clear to most people that the days when they (Taib and Jabu) have been most effective and most active are nearly gone. There are now many capable and qualified younger people with fresh ideas and bolder visions to lead the state.

"Taib has been active in politics since the first days of independence in 1963 and has been chief minister of Sarawak since 1981. Alfred Jabu has been in active politics since 1974 and was made deputy chief minister shortly after.

"Admittedly, these two gentlemen have done much for Sarawak. There have been pluses, I grant that, but there are many negatives as well," he said.

Row, row, row your boat to Kapit

Beginda touched on several issues close to the hearts of Sarawak Dayaks during the interview. He spoke at length on the land issue, uneven development in the state, lack of employment opportunities and the ‘sufferings’ of his Iban community.

“It is a fact that after 45 long years of independence, many areas in Sarawak are still not being developed, including my hometown of Kapit.

beginda minda prs 011108 04"Kapit is still the same as it has been during the colonial time of the British. During the time of Rajah Charles Vyner Brooke, we were rowing sampans as there were no roads to get out of Kapit.

“Today, there are still no roads linking Kapit to other towns and we still have to use boats ... only that this time, the boats have engines.

"I know that the two gentlemen (Taib and Jabu) will not be able to tolerate my public expression of these grouses. But the truth must be told. Enough is enough … my advice to them is not to wait until people demonstrate in the streets," he said.

Beginda also reiterated that PBB has an ‘apparent policy’ of undermining their coalition partners in "varying degrees of subtlety".

"The BN partners - Sarawak United People's Party (Supp), PRS or Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) - are in themselves complete organisations and their interests need to be respected. Interference by a senior partner, no matter the guise, is a form of bullying.

"Bullying goes against the grain of good and just participation in political affairs and dilutes the effectiveness of coalition partners when in fact they (the partners) should be effective and are seen as effective.

"Inevitably a coalition partner which is denied an effective delivery system will be held in ever diminishing esteem by the electorate," said Beginda.

Beginda was removed as publicity chief of the PRS Balleh division on Oct 27 following his ‘bully’ statement published in Malaysiakini two days earlier. He maintained he has no regrets over what he said.

taib mahmud alfred jabu pbb prs 011108Asked whether Taib could be behind the disbandment of Dayak-based parties, Beginda said: "It is very clear."

"One of the impacts of political interference has been to wreck the political cohesiveness of the Dayak people.

"Every decade, it seems that the Dayaks have to create a new party and as long as the party is young and new, it will be a junior partner. This is what PBB wants," said Beginda.

“If you look at the history of Snap, PBDS, SPDP and PRS, you will know what I am talking about,” he added.

Allow Dayaks to own their land


Beginda also rebuked Sarawak's land policies which have not been reviewed since the 1960s although Taib has been in power for 27 years.

"There have been many disputes over land ownership and the exploitation of resources, such as timber, which have pitted timber companies against natives who have traditionally regarded tracts of land to be theirs," he lamented.

"In Sarawak million of acres of NCR land are affected and the economic opportunity for the Dayaks from their lands are lost. The natives need the ownership of their lands to be put in order through proper surveying," said Beginda.

He urged the state government to adhere to growing public dissatisfaction regarding land policy and ensure commitment to review current land policies.

beginda minda interview 301008 03"The uproar last month in Bekenu Sibuti, where the Kedayan people were under threat of an eviction order apparently made to make way for plantation development, need not have happened if a proper land policy that protects native lands and if a proper land adjudication had been put in place.

"This is no longer just an abuse of power but oppression of the people. If this goes on, the natives will lose everything," he said.

On the matter of Sarawak Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority (Salcra) which maintains land development and social-economic wealth of the state, Beginda said: "Salcra could do a much better job but it is not doing that".

"There are grumblings that participants do not get the so called 'dividends' that they feel they are entitled to or that their lands have been bought over by those with vested interests.

"Yet it is possible for Salcra to do very well and earn the participants plenty of rewards had legislations and measures been introduced which prevent estate lands from being sold and transferred to other parties.

"For instance, Felda, the federal government's land development agency, is so well run that it is now prepared to spread its operation overseas. Why can't Salcra be as successful as Felda?" he asked.

No job opportunities in Sarawak

Beginda also raised grouses relating to employment opportunities in the state, where although Sarawak is rich in resources, large number of the natives still flee to Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore in search of employment.

"We have plenty of timber, coal, oil and gas. These are ingredients for a strong economy. We should be an employment haven ... yet now in Sarawak we have problems regarding the economy and employment.

beginda minda prs 011108 02"In Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore, there are as many as 60,000 Sarawakians. In Johor alone, more than 16,000 Sarawakians are employed there.

"Ask them why they prefer to work in Peninsular Malaysia and most will reply that there are better job opportunities there.

"Why can't Sarawak create jobs for its own people?"

"Surely, it is now time for a change of leadership," he added.

Towards the end of the show, Beginda spoke in Iban as he made an impassioned appeal to his community to stay focussed and united as they demand for their rights in Sarawak - malaysiakini.com


Saturday, November 1, 2008

What If Zaki Is Himself An Errant Judge?

Good Drive, Chief Justice Zaki Tun Azmi, but what happens at the end of the 18th Hole counts.

New CJ vows action against errant judges
Andrew Ong | October 29, 2008

Newly-appointed Chief Justice Zaki Azmi has pledged to act against a “small” number of judges who have failed to perform their duties.

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zaki azmi chief justice installation event 291008 03“I will not hesitate to take stern and drastic action against this small group if the situation warrants me to,” Zaki said today in his maiden speech as the country’s top judge.

He noted that errant judges have tarnished the image of the judiciary and that this has to be resolved before the situation worsens.

“If there are cases of ampu-mengampu (currying favour), I say ‘stop it’,” he said, without elaborating.

Continued here.