Friday, July 23, 2010
"No person from Sabah and Sarawak has ever been appointed to the Board of Directors of Petronas or its many subsidiary companies.
Except for a small percentage to Bintulu in Sarawak, the oil and gas reserves of both states are largely siphoned out to Peninsular Malaysia to feed oil and gas industries there. Both states are largely denied Petronas contracts and there's hardly any oil and gas infrastructure in the two states.
What takes the cake for Sabah's and Sarawak's eagerness to exit the Malaysian Federation is also a combination of other factors, including the lack of security in Malaysia, their continued colonisation by "Malaya", the Muslim Peninsular Malay hegemony of their states through local proxies, stooges and traitors in perpetuity, the disenfranchisement of the native communities in particular through illegal immigration, the continued loss of their native land to Peninsular Malaysian companies, and overall the grinding poverty which relegates both states to the bottom of the dung heap."
Read the rest at Malaysiakini "Sabah, S'wak activists want out from Malaysia".
See also Malaysiakini "Revisiting 1963: Joining federation a 'very bad idea'".
"Two NGOS, the Common Interest Group Malaysia (Cigma) and the Borneo Heritage Foundation (BHF), have brought forward by three years their plans for a whole day seminar jointly-organised by them on the formation of Malaysia.
The seminar, Malaysia '63 - The Promised Revisited, was originally scheduled for Sept 16, 2013 in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the formation of the federation. Now, it will be held on July 31 in Kota Kinabalu, according to Cigma chairperson Jeffrey Kitingan (right). "We are going public now to whip up maximum interest in the issues for July 31."
"There are many issues to sort out before the 50th year watershed," added Jeffrey, also BHF chairperson, in explaining the curtain-raiser. "The catalyst was provided by history professor Ranjit Singh's recent bombshell in (Kota Kinabalu) that Malaysia has degenerated into a unitary state - strong centre, weak states - over the years.
Posted by Al Tugauw at 3:48 PM