Posts Tagged ‘Sabah’

MANEK URAI At last the final official result of the Manek Urai by-election – PAS won with a very slim majority of 65 votes – PAS Abe Uji got 5,340 votes against Tuan Aziz 5,283. I was rather surprised not because PAS won or UMNO-BN lost but it’s the majority. I expected the majority to be between 1000-1500 votes. Not that I being a sore loser, in this case my expectation, but with such a slim victory surely something is not right. PAS and it’s PR partners should all sit down for some serious soul-searching session on what went wrong, and what contributed to the slim victory. PAS should be blamed for the poor result as they have been over harping on the ‘unity talk’ of late. I read a comment posted by a voter from Manek Urai who was not in favor of the ‘unity talk’, that he may as well vote for BN if that is the case. In the first place these voters don’t like UMNO-BN and now PAS wants to kowtow them. What the hack!

Anakdesa says what ever the so-called ‘unity talk’ is only UMNO’s ploy of ‘divide and rule’ tactic. They are damn good with this tactic works, but then again it all depends on the other party whether they are a fool or otherwise. This tactic was applied over and over again in Sabah with all the non-muslim bumiputra and the non-bumiputra population divided into smaller fractions with so many political parties to represent them. This has made Sabah it’s way into the Guinness Book of Record for having the most political parties in Malaysia, if not in the world.

Abe Uji - PAS

Abe Uji - PAS

Was it because the BN was clever in manipulating the situation or was it the Sabah so-called leaders who were actually damn STUPID. Or was the Sabah so-called leaders genius that they managed to convinced the central government to register and  accept their parties into BN, in return of position in the government where they can accumulate wealth?

Anakdesa has no political affiliation, so whoever had won in Manek Urai bears little significant to me. If I am a voter in Manek Urai, I’ll be choosing between the devil and the deep blue sea. However given no choice to choose as there are only UMNO-BN and PAS candidates, I would rather X-ed PAS. I’ve no lost love for UMNO-BN after what they have done to Sabah with it’s ‘divide-and-rule’ tactic and how they manipulated the PATI (pendatang asing tanpa izin), issuing them with I/Cs so that they can vote for BN. These have made the local lost their rights as Malaysian citizens in many aspects such as medical facilities, night-market business etc. Not to mention the increased in crimes – drugs, rapes, housebreaking, murder  etc. which was committed by these PATI.

Tuan Aziz - BN

Tuan Aziz - BN

As I’ve written in my earlier artical ( READ HERE ), UMNO-BN needs to change it’s leaders attitude who, many said are full of  CORRUPTIONCRONYISM, RACIST, FAVOURITISM AND ARROGANT attitudes. They need to change or will surely be changed in the next general election.

Coming back to Manek Urai by-election, PAS should understand that the ‘unity’ talk is actually a ‘divide-and-rule’ tactic of UMNO. They know very well that PR is growing each day and so the only way to break PR is by using this tactic thus creating suspicion among the members of PR. Ostensibly to unite the community, PAS members however believe Najib meant to weaken their party and to break it apart from its Pakatan partners PKR and DAP. If PAS believe this is so then why are they continuing talking about ‘unity talk’ with UMNO-BN? Is it true that Najib is willing to divide the community just for the sake of his political games and hold on to power?

Anakdesa says to PAS – don’t be a fool or being fooled!

Now lets analise the result of the by-election. Manek Urai is a really rural Malay heartland where most (99%) of it’s voters are Malays, yet the UMNO-BN was unable to capture the seat despite deploying enormous resources and promises such as bridge of votes. This is something that Datuk Seri Najib as the President of UMNO and BN should take cognizance of, he can’t win in a Malay heartland by-election, wonder what hope does he have in other mix-areas!

Or was the loses contributed by his Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin who stepped on the toes of the Manek Urai Malays when he  belittle Mohd Fauzi (PR candidate), a self-made trader with a thriving fish-wholesaling business. These might have hurt the Malays as most of these Malays voters are simple and friendly people. Then came the DPM from the urban, belittling and describing Mohd Fauzi as a mere fishmonger, a humble profession for most of Kelantanese rural folks. It is actually an insult to all fishmonger and fishermen. How could someone made a visit your house and say it is a bad habit to eat with your fingers when it is your culture. Isn’t that an insult to to your culture? Sometimes some people just don’t use their brain when they talk!

Or the promise of a bridge be built the very next day should they win the by-election. Isn’t this a very unrealistic promise. To build is of course realistic but to build it the very next day??? I just couldn’t believe this when I heard him said this in TV1. If those words were uttered by any man on the street, I might just smile and said “oh what the hell, what does he know about building a bridge” or maybe he was talking about building a wooden bridge with no proper architectural plan which needed a few months to draw. But when it came from the number 2 man-in-command, no dictionary can describe my astonishment.  Only a fool would believe that can happen. If you say to demolish Petronas Twin Tower the next day, I would incline to believe as that is possible with thousands kilos of C4 placed all round the building structure! After that with just a push of a button,  Petronas Twin Tower will vanish in the thin air.

This is the kind of empty/unrealistic promises especially made during election 0r by-election time just to buy votes and these are the kind of leaders we have in Malaysia! Ahhh… by the way, isn’t this corruption? No I presume as the words came from the people that walk the corridor of power BUT yes if it came from the mouth of the opposition.

Anyway, with a 65 majority, a win is still a win! RIGHT? SO WHAT!


Read Full Post »

Najib promises huge changes if BN wins

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak promised to bring huge changes to Kuala Terengganu if the Barisan Nasional (BN) if given the mandate by the people in the Jan 17 parliamentary by-election.

He said the BN Government was capable of bringing changes to provide a better livelihood for the people compared with PAS which was capable of making empty promises only. (Daily Express)

Yes lah…carry on with all the promises…empty promises! Wonder where is the promise of RM1 billion allocation for Sabah and Sarawak? Where is the promise to get rid of the illegal immigrants?

Politicals leaders are only good in making promises during elections time and during hard times when they are cornered by defections by their MPs. They start to open their big mouth and make all sort of promises just to make the people happy. After all is over those promises will turn to just nothing but empty promises!

Even Tan Sri Bernard Dompok quired about the RM1 billion extra allocation. Not that I really care about the RM1 billion extra allocation but it is a question of how good is the words/promises by our country top leaders. Can we believe them? Or are they just taking the people for a ride with all their empty promises.

As I have said I just don’t really care about that RM1 billion extra allocation, afterall if they really fulfill this promise, it is their own cronies who will actually gained from the projects. So no big deal.

What matter me most being just an ordinary rakyat, which is affecting the people of Sabah and the future generations is the illegal immigrants. Especially the “project I/C”.

As I have said in my earlier article, Sabah leaders are just good for nothing! They are just being blinded by empty promises from the central leaders. When the RM1 billion extra allocation were promised, they all praised the central leaders and adore them as goddess. I can understand lah….those $$$ sign started to play around their head. More allocation, more luggage to carry to the bank mahhh…

To the rakyat of Kuala Terengganu…don’t be a victim of empty promises…don’t be fooled by these leaders!


Read Full Post »

lim-kit-siang1Tonight, I will also launch a booklet “The Cries of Sabah”.

The following is the Introduction for the booklet:


The thought of producing this booklet came to me when I received consecutively on Oct. 10/11 two heart-wrenching cries from two visitors to my blog. (The cries of Sabahans; Don’t neglect Sabah, please!)

I felt very ashamed as a Malaysian that after 45 years of Malaysia, there is still such an ocean of ignorance among West Malaysians about Sabah and Sarawak. Even more shameful is that the Government is guilty of allowing such wide gap of differences – economy, education, health, basic infrastructure – to exist between the people living on the two lands of the same country divided by the South China Sea. Clearly, the Barisan Nasional (BN) is not prepared to create a truly Malaysian nation where Sabahans and Sarawakians can fully feel that they are treated as equal citizens and an integral part of the nation.

This is why BN has become quite irrelevant, not only to Sabahans and Sarawakians but to all Malaysian communities, whether Malays, Chinese, Indians, Kadazan-Dusun-Muruts, Ibans or Orang Asli.

This booklet also chronicles the day-by-day effort made in Parliament in May this year to table a motion for the setting up of a Royal Commission of Inquiry on Illegal Immigrants in Sabah – the worst problem faced by Sabahans – and how it failed because of the lack of support by the BN Members of Parliament, including those from Sabah.

It starts with the observation on the seemingly change of attitude shown by some Sabah Members of Parliament in the first Parliament sitting after the March 8, 2008 general election where the unprecedented political tsunami swept away five state governments from the control of the BN, and for the first time in the history of Malaysia, denied the BN 2/3 majority in Parliament.

The contents of this booklet are from my blog postings, each of which provoked heated discussion and debate on the topic at hand.

In the appendix are the blogs before the “political tsunami” of March 8, 2008, starting with my parliamentary speech on “The New Underclass in Sabah” on 16th April 2007.

Blog, a modern medium where everyone can express his/her views even anonymously as visitors, has given a completely new meaning to freedom of expression to Malaysians.

This is why the BN government has invaded the cyberspace and intruded into this new space of freedom.

There has been a transformation from its initial bewildered and hostile attitude to the blogosphere, highlighted by the “goblog” chapter of the previous “Misinformation Minister” Zainuddin Maidin and the Internal Security Act (ISA) detention of Malaysia’s famous blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin to a more nuanced and engaged posture sending cybertroopers into the blogosphere to fight its cause.

A new sense of freedom provided by the Internet must be matched by an equal sense of responsibility and I do not apologise for the minimum of moderation on my blog, disallowing language which are vulgar, obscene, inflammatory or inciting hatred of race or religion.

Although the latest parliamentary effort to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry on Illegal Immigrants in Sabah was not successful, the problems and plight faced by Malaysian Sabahans and Malaysian Sarawakians continue. But let Malaysians join hands as one people despite the obstacles and baggage of BN to change this.

The struggle must go on…

Lim Kit Siang
November 2008

Read Full Post »

oilrigTan Sri Bernard Dompok who was unhappy with the Federal Government’s decision to give Petronas the go-ahead to build the 500km gas pipeline project from Kimanis, Sabah to Bintulu, Sarawak has been conveniently convinced by the Federal Government. The Federal Government had agreed to built a full-fledged petrochemical plant in Kimanis and that only excess gas would be exported to Bintulu! Read here, here, here, here, here and here comments which I felt some are just plain stupid while some views do have substance.

Being just a simple Anakdesa, I don’t seems to understand what and how do they determine ‘excess gas’. Will the cost of building the full-fledged petrochemical plant be cheaper, equal or more expensive then the 500km gas pipeline? Isn’t it a waste of public fund to build the 500km pipeline and at the same time build a full-fledged petrochemical plant?

It is not that I mind sharing God’s given wealth but Sarawak is also a gas producing state. So why need to channel the gas to Sarawak when Sabah is in dire need of such energy? Take the example of towns in Sabah, Sandakan and Tawau where there is impending energy crisis. Where’s the logic? I wouldn’t mind if the pipeline is to be built to, say, Kelantan or Johor where there is no gas! I am not having a greedy thoughts but to share it with someone who is equally having what you have is just too illogical!

I am sceptical and suspicious about pledges made by the Federal Government. After building and completing the 500km gas pipeline, the Federal Government decided against the building of the full-fledged petrochemical plant, then WHAT? Afterall, if the PM can simply change his earlier decision to scrap the 500km project and within a few months reinstate it, I don’t see any reason why they can’t and will not reverse their pledge to build the full-fledged petrochemical plant later. Flip-flop decision is nothing new to Government. They will then come up with all kind of excuses to upheld their decision and get all the Sabah BN leaders to serenade the ‘song’ to the Sabah people later. Of course some so-called Sabah leaders who are well known of their “yes, sir”, “no problem, sir” “whatever, sir” attitude will happily, blindly and stupidly echo the excuses to the people of Sabah. By then it is TOO LATE!

This delaying tactic has been used over and over again by the Federal Government yet the state so-called leaders are just too blind (or are they pretending) to see it. They never learn from the many failures that hunted the Sabah people for decade because of their arrogance and stupidity. The promises and failure by the Federal Gornment to resolve the illegal immigrants, the “Project I/C”, the high cost of living et cetera.

The Sabah leaders never learn how they are being fooled, taken for a ride and made used of in the past by the Federal Leaders as long as they can keep their position.

The Sabah leaders never learn that being arrogant to the rakyat’s voice will someday back-lashed on them.

Read Full Post »

Once again Sabah is the focus of all UMNO and MCA leaders these days. Some are talking about the 9MP additional 1 billions of ringgit allocation for Sabah & Sarawak. Some are demanding that their sole representative be made DCM. Isn’t that to be proud of to have so many VVIPs visting!

Tan Sri Muhamad Muhd Taib  is heard singing the same old song again – “projects will be implemented by January 2009 at the latest”, ” only BN can bring development to the people….”, “opposition cannot do anything”, “the people must continue giving their support to the BN…”  etc, etc…No other songs kah?

Oh gosh…when are these kind of leaders grow-up and learn? Or have they over-grown and should be at the old folks home – retiring. Mark my words, come January 2009, this minister will have an amnesia that he forgot what he had promised – good clean water, good road and so forth. Most part of Nabawan, though had been under the government of the day for the last 45 years is still “enjoying” water from the river and the Divine.

The action of these leaders, who are the production of the pre-Malaysia day, are totally obsolete. As I have said in my previous articles, don’t take the people for a ride. Gone were the days when we were taken in with promises – empty promises! People are now brilliant and not easily fooled anymore, may they be from the urban or rural area.

Likewise, our friend from MCA, Donald Lim came to Sabah arrogantly demand for more seats and that the DCM post should be given to them. This so-called brilliant leader is questioning the prerogative of the CM. Indirectly of course, he is telling the CM’s choice is not right!

Being just a simple anakdesa, I ask myself, why are these so-called leaders trying to fool the people over and over again?


Read Full Post »

KOTA KINABALU: Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties should always back one another in times of trouble, Sabah Umno secretary Datuk Seri Panglima Yahya Hussin said….“I leave it to Upko but in BN we need component parties to back each other up whenever we face difficulties. They should firmly be with us, that is the spirit of BN,” ( The Borneo Post )

Is this the philosophy of BN? Back each other, no matter whether the issue is tantamount to eroding the rights of your state or country? Does BN expect all it’s component members to follow blindly what ever it’s decision? No wonder we can never see the light at the end of the tunnel for the “project I/C” and illegal immigrants.

Was it wrong for UPKO to speak about this? This is something, which I have repeatedly said a thorn in the flesh for the Malaysian Sabahan. Yet when a state leader voiced their views, here comes a clown from our very own back yard calling to back each other! I thought that these kind of statement would only come from “overseas” . Disgusting!

What is there to “back each other” when it comes to this kind of situation and the issuance of I/Cs to the illegals? Is it because that the “project I/C” was the BN government pet or is this guy gaining from the “project”?.  If this guy got a little bit of patriotism in his blood for his state, he should have at least supported the statement by Datuk Wifred Bumburing. But sad to say that, he is nothing more than an opportunist. Afterall who in the hell can make millions of ringgits mansion after only being a minister a few years!

The heck with this kind of so-called leaders and the BN philosophy!

Read Full Post »

Malaysia for All Malaysian

Malaysia for All Malaysian

Sabah, together with Sarawak and Singapore got their independence through the formation of Malaysia on the 16thSeptember1963. However, Singapore with her farsighted leadership in Mr Lee Kwan Yew pulled out from Malaysia. Though Singapore had no natural resources within her tiny island managed to be a world class country in the region. All these due to the brilliant leadership of Mr Lee KwanYew. They don’t need God given wealth resources to march forward. Unlike Sabah, who was so rich with her God given resources such as oil, timber, nature, and land but sad to see that it is now the poorest state in Malaysia. 

What went wrong?

The leaders?

Sabah leaders, past and present, are somehow the type that are easily taken for a ride. Simply put it in a layman’s word – easily fooled. All one needs is to carry their balls and praise them for the stupid things they did. Just get the federal leaders to walk with them and advertised it in the mass media. They will feel proud and great and thereafter do what you want or ask what you want, they will happily oblige. They don’t give a damn what happen to the state natural resources or the future of the state. They are just too happy to please their federal leaders. They are blinded by egoistic of being in the circle of the top federal leaders of which a simple Anakdesa like me can never have the opportunity to do so.

State Management?

The leaders are too preoccupied with managing the state coffers as if the state coffers is their account. They are only interested in accumulating wealth for themselves, families and cronies. They just don’t give a damn if the projects are good for the state as long as it filled their bank account. There are so many white elephant projects such as the Tembalang course, Likas fountain etc which cost billion of ringgits of the state coffer. While it bleeds the state, a lucky few was running to the bank – laughing. Laughing because they made so much or are they laughing because they have fooled the rakyat once again?

The natural resources?

Definitely a big NO! Sabahwas blessed with so much natural resources but due to greed, mismanagement, kowtowing to federal leaders , most of the natural resources are gone from ‘the land below the wind’.

Joining Malaysia?

Maybe yes..maybe no…Yes if only we have the man like Lee Kwan Yew in our stable. But by the looked of our past and present leaders, there is not one that almost matches the brain of Mr Lee Kwan Yew. Let alone better then him.

Being ‘re-colonised’ after independent?

Though Sabah has been independent from the British on the 16th Sept 1963, it is sad to note that independence Sabah has is more of a ‘recolonisation’ by the KL. It is like the old saying – ‘jumping from the hot pan into the fire’. The central Government has never been sensitive to any grouses made by the rakyat of Sabah. For instance, the hundreds of thousand ‘Pendatang Asing Tanpa Izin’ problems. The rakyat had been vocal, asking the federal Government to take concrete action to get rid of all PATI but so far no concrete action had been taken. To hurt and insult the rakyat of Sabah, so-called federal leaders like Datuk Nazri making statement such as ‘the PATI poses no problem to the state..’, and Datuk Hamid Albar with his “During the time of PBS (Parti Bersatu Sabah), they allowed many Filipinos into the country” statement. It is either they are ignorant of the situation in Sabah or they are just plain stupid. These are the kind of so-called leaders that are colonising Sabah with their unfounded remarks, which was seen as belittling the integrity of Sabah rakyat. A simple advise from a simple Anakdesa to these two stooges – please watch out what you say when you come to Sabah. As the old Malay saying..”masuk kendang kambing, mengembek…masuk kendang lembu, mengebu”.

Each time the state leaders voiced out their opinion, they are seen as going against the federal government. The federal only wants to hear what’s music to their ears!

So who or what is to be blame for a once richest state in Malaysia to the poorest state?

This is rather a sad tale of riches to rags. I shed my tears…my sad tears…For me? NO…for the future generation! How long more can we tolerate these kind of treatment from the central government? Another 45 years? Can’t the Sabah leaders say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH now!

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »