Thursday, December 24, 2009

SABAH PKR CONVENTION 2009 : The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

By Nobleman

“Ini adalah konvensyen terbaik yang pernah diadakan di Sabah”said Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim in his closing address on Sunday at Atlantis Restaurant to the cheering crowd of more than 1500 party leaders.

The State PKR Chairman Saudara Ahmad Thamrin Jaini and Datuk Kong Hong Ming the chairman of the Organizing Committee were beaming. Christina Liew wept uncontrollably but only God knows why, as she has a very poor command of the National Language. So it can’t be the speech delivered by Anwar. Newcomer Datuk John Ghani who was seated next to her looked confused. He must be wondering why...!!Keningau Divisional Chief, Gapari @ Jeffrey who was still on sabbatical leave sat impassively without betraying his emotion.

Among the crowd were John Jinus Sibin, Jeffrey Yap, Hj Awang Bakar, Peter Linuk, Adris Taripin, Amirbeck bin Laja and their fellow AJKs from Keningau, Kota Kinabalu, Tenom and Batu Sapi Divisions. The party owes them unspeakable gratitude for holding the forts when the going got tough-all the fanfare of ultimitums. These were the good guys.

“ Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan telah membuat keputusan untuk berbuat demikian,saya menghormati keputusan dia,tetapi bukan bererti saya bersetuju dengan tindakan dia. Hak dan kebebasan untuk membuat keputusan adalah di tangan kita sendiri dan perlu di hormati. Keputusan yang saya buat ini adalah atas dasar prinsip moral dan maruah. Sebab itu saya meneruskan perjuangan saya didalam PKR dibawah pimpinan Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim,John Jinus Sibin Setiausaha Bahagian”. That was his sms to Hj Ansari Abdullah on the 5th. November, 2009 at 1.59pm.

On the first day of Ramadhan, while Muslims elsewhere were celebrating Hari Raya to commemorate their victory over human weaknesses and desires, a memorandum was crafted to humiliate Pakatan Rakyat Whip and Party Vice President YB Azmin Ali, the Sabah State PKR Chief. PKR Sabah was tested to the brink as the oncoming drama unfurled. It had to wither it's most bitter and painful storm since it's inception in Sabah in late 1999.

On the day of the convention, PKR Sabah had survived the onslaught by its own so-called leaders because there were those in the Division level who had the guts to stand up and defend the struggles of the Party. To these Borneo warriors, the Party and its objectives are more important than individuals, whoever there are.

John Jinus Sibin and his colleagues in JKC Keningau had prevented the party from being dissolved. “Once Keningau is dissolved, Kota Kinabalu will also be dissolved” so say Christina Liew in Malaysiakini. Earlier she had resigned as a member of the Party’s Central Committee on the ground that her mother were ashamed that she was not reappointed as Deputy Chairman of Sabah PKR.

However, when she tabled the motion to the committee members of Kota Kinabalu Division for it to be dissolved, Jeffrey Yap and the other committee members opposed the motion. No other member of the Divisional Committee supported her. For all these transgressions against the Party, she was rewarded with the appointment of Deputy Chairman PKR Sabah. Her partner in crime, Gapari @Jeffrey Kitingan was reinstated as nominated Vice President. Christina’s Mother will be celebrating like Santa Claus this Christmas.

Gosibin the acting Chief of Tenom with his “Kadoh Agundung” hairstyle and Datuk Nahalan Damsal were nowhere to be seen. Sylvester was busy carrying his computer, chair and table from the Papar division office as he and Evelyn Gobili had just taken their “sabbatical leave.” Daniel John and Moses Iking must be occupied with Parti Cinta Sabah. They were “the bad” guys.

There are other good guys, like members of the Organising Committees for the dialogue, convention and dinner including Dr Roland Chia, Ronnie Klassen, Jonathan Yassin and Datuk Chau Chin Tang the moderators. The eloquent speeches of YB Zuraidah Kamaruddin the Wanita Chief, YB Tian Chua the Director of Strategy and Hj Ansari Abdullah at the Convention and YB Tian Chua and Dato Chua Jui Meng at the Dinner made the Convention a memorable curtain closer for a stormy 2009 for Sabah PKR. The highlight was of course from the ever charistmatic leader of Pakatan Rakyat, Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

I leave it to you to decide who are “the ugly” but while doing so, please do not forget “the good” guys like John Jinus Sibin and the rest.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Ku Li: BN has destroyed Malaysia’s future

Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah (pic) today painted a bleak future for Malaysia under the Barisan Nasional government, saying it had squandered the nation’s oil wealth to the tune of “billions and billions” of ringgit.

The former Finance Minister said Petronas’s oil profits had been used “to bail out failing companies, buy arms, build grandiose cities amidst cleared palm oil estates.”
“Instead of helping eradicate poverty in the poorest states, our oil wealth came to be channeled into our political and politically-linked class,” the first Petronas chief and former Umno Vice President said in a speech at a one-day summit for Young Corporate Malaysians today.

He said the Petronas money had been used as a slush fund to prop up authoritarian rule, to corrupt the entire political and business elite and to erode constitutional democracy.
The Gua Musang MP, who agreed to head the Parliamentary Caucus to look into the oil royalty issue proposed by Pakatan Rakyat leader Anwar Ibrahim earlier this month, told the summit that Petronas has contributed 40 percent of the national budget over the years.

But such a great reliance on oil income is getting untenable. “The oil that was meant to spur our transition to a more humane, educated society has instead become a narcotic that provides economic quick fixes and hollow symbols such as the Petronas Towers,” he said.
He said the future for Malaysians looks bleak with the government seeking to broaden the tax base by introducing a goods and services tax (GST) where Malaysians are required to pay an additional tax on top of income tax.

Malaysia is now caught in a middle-income trap, stuck in the pattern of easy growth from low-value-added manufacturing and component assembly and unable to make the leap to a knowledge-intensive economy, Tengku Razaleigh added.

The text of Tengku Razaleigh’s speech reads:

‘In a speech I made in April this year, I spoke of where we stand in our developmental path and what I felt we must do to move forward.I need to revisit that argument in order to develop it further.We are stagnating. The signs of a low-growth economy are all around us. Wages are stagnant and the cost of living is rising.

We have not made much progress in becoming a knowledge and services based economy.
According to the World Bank, Malaysia’s share of GDP contributed by services was 46.2 percent in 1987. Ten years later, that share had grown by a mere 0.2 percent.

Between 1994 and 2007, real wages grew by 2.6 percent in the domestic sector and by 2.8 percent in the export sector, which is to say, they were flat over that 13-year period.
Meanwhile, our talent scenario is an example of perverse selection at its most ruinous. We are failing to retain our own young talent, people like yourselves, let alone attract international talent to relocate here, while we have had a massive influx of unskilled foreign labour. They now make up 30 to 40 percent of our workforce.

Alone in East Asia, the number of expatriate professionals here has decreased. Alone in East Asia, private sector wage increases follow government sector increases, instead of the other way around. We are losing doctors and scientists and have become Southeast Asia’s haven for low-cost labour.

I said that we are in a middle-income trap, stuck in the pattern of easy growth from low-value-added manufacturing and component assembly and unable to make the leap to a knowledge-intensive economy.
Regional competitors with larger, cheaper – and dare I say – hungrier labour forces have emerged. China and India have risen as both lower cost and higher technology producers, and with giant domestic markets.

The manufacturing sector which propelled the growth we enjoyed in the 90s is being hollowed out. There is no going back, there is no staying where we are, and we do not have a map for the way forward.
I am glad that the characterisation of Malaysia as being in a ‘middle-income-trap’ has been taken up by the government, and that the need for an economic story, or strategy, for Malaysia is now recognised.
We stand in particular need of such a model because we are a smallish economy. We cannot be good at everything, and we don’t have to be.

We need only make some reasonable bets in identifying and developing a focused set of growth drivers. It is not difficult to see what the elements of such a growth strategy might be. Whatever we come up with should build on our natural strengths, and our strengths include the following:
+ We are located at the crossroads of Asia, geographically and culturally, sitting alongside the most important oil route in the world.

+ We have large Muslim, Chinese and Indian populations that connect us to the three fastest growing places in the world today.

+ We have some of the largest and oldest rain forests in the world, a treasure house of bio-diversity when the greatest threat facing mankind as a whole now is ecological destruction, and the greatest technological advances are likely to come from bio science.

+ We have the English language, a common law system, parliamentary democracy,good schools,an independent civil service and good infrastructure.
    These advantages, however, are declining. Our cultural diversity is in danger of coming apart in bigotry, our rain forests are being logged out and planted over, our social and political institutions are decaying.I have spoken at length on different occasions about the causes and consequences of institutional decline. The decline in our society and indeed in our natural environment, originates in a decline in our basic institutions.

    The link between these is corruption. The destruction of our ecosystem for example, is made possible by corrupt officials and business people.The uncontrolled influx of unskilled labour is a direct result of corruption.

    These are problems we need to be aware of before we speak glibly about coming up with new strategies and new economic models. We need to understand where we are, and how we have gone wrong, before we can set things right.

    You are young, well-educated Malaysians. Many among you have left for other shores. Record numbers of Malaysians, of all races, work abroad or have emigrated. Among these are some of our best people.They sense the stagnation I described.

    There is a certain lack of energy, ingenuity and “hunger” in the climate of this country that young people are most sensitive to. In the globalised job market, young people instinctively leave the less simulating and creative environments for those that have a spark to them.
    How did we lose our spark as a nation?

    We have a political economy marked by dependence on easy options and easy wealth. Like personal dependencies, these bad habits provide temporary comfort but discourage the growth of creativity and resilience.I mentioned our dependence on low-cost foreign labour.

    The other dependence is something I played a part in making possible.This is a story I want to leave with you to ponder in your deliberations today.

    Our nation is blessed with a modest quantity of oil reserves. As a young nation coming to terms with this natural bounty in the early 70s, our primary thought was to conserve that oil.
    That is why, when Petronas was formed, we instituted the Petroleum Development Council. Its function was to advise the prime minister on how to conserve that oil and use it judiciously for national development. We knew our reserves would not last long.
    We saw our oil reserves as an unearned bounty that would provide the money for modernization and technology.

    We saw our oil within a developmental perspective. Our struggle then, was to make the leap from an economy based on commodities and low-cost assembly and manufacturing to a more diverse, economy based on high income jobs.
    Aware that we had an insufficient tax base to make the capital investments needed to make the leap, we planned to apply oil royalties to what you would call today strategic investments in human capital.

    Whatever money left after making cash payments, allocations for development funds, etc, was to be placed in a Heritage Fund for the future.The Heritage Fund was for education and social enrichment.

    In working out the distribution of oil between the states, who had sovereign rights over it, and the federal government, we were guided by concerns for equity between all Malaysians, a concern to develop the poorer states (who also happened to be the oil rich states) and a concern for inter-generational equity.That oil was for special development purposes and it was not just meant for our generation.

    Sabah and Sarawak joined Malaya to form Malaysia because of the promise of development funds. Yet today, despite being their massive resources, they are some of our poorest states.
    Instead of being our ace up the sleeve, however, our oil wealth became in effect a swag of money used to fund the government’s operational expenditure, to bail out failing companies, buy arms, build grandiose cities amidst cleared palm oil estates.

    Instead of helping eradicate poverty in the poorest states, our oil wealth came to be channeled into the overseas bank accounts of our political and politically-linked class.
    Instead of being the patrimony of all Malaysians, and for our children, it is used as a giant slush fund that has propped up authoritarian rule, eroded constitutional democracy and corrupted our entire political and business elite.

    Our oil receipts, instead of being applied in the manner we planned upon the formation of Petronas, that is, according to its original developmental purpose, became a fund for the whims and fancy of whoever ran the country, without any accountability.
    The oil that was meant to spur our transition to a more humane, educated society has instead become a narcotic that provides economic quick fixes and hollow symbols such as the Petronas towers.

    Our oil wealth was meant to help us foster Malaysians capable of building the Twin Towers than hire foreigners to build them, a practice in which we preceded Dubai. I would rather have good government than grand government buildings filled with a demoralized civil service.

    It is no wonder that we are no longer productive, no longer using our ingenuity to devise ways to improve ourselves and leap forward.
    Malaysia is now an “oil cursed” country. We managed to arrive at this despite not having a lot of oil.When I started Petronas in 1974, I did not realise I would see the day when I would wish we had not uncovered this bounty.

    The story I have told is a reminder of the scale of the challenge of development. My generation of young people faced this challenge in the 60s and 70s. You face it now.The story tells us that development is about far more than picking strategies out of a box.
    You have kindly invited me to address a seminar on strategies for reinventing and liberalizing Malaysia’s economy. But the story of our squandered oil wealth reminds us that it was not for want of resources or strategies that we floundered.

    Our failure has been political and moral. We have allowed greed and resentment to drive our politics and looked the other way or even gone along while public assets have been stolen in broad daylight.

    I encourage you to take up the cause of national development with the ingenuity that earlier generations of Malaysians brought to this task, but the beginning of our journey must be a return to the basics of public life: the rule of law, honesty, truth-telling and the keeping of promises.

    The Malaysia we need to recover is one that was founded on laws and led with integrity. With the hindsight of history we know such things are fragile and can be overturned in one generation, forgotten the next.

    Without a living foundation in the basics you might sense an air of unreality around our talk of reinventing ourselves, coming up with “a new economic model” and liberalizing our economy.

    So before we can reinvent ourselves, we need to reclaim our nation. That larger community, bound by laws, democratic and constitutional, is the context of economic progress, it is the context in which young people find hope, think generous thoughts and create tomorrow

Friday, December 4, 2009

PKR may take SESB and Felda to court

Courtesy of Daily Express

Kota Kinabalu: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Sabah is thinking of going to the courts to stop the construction of the proposed coal-fired power plant in Felda Sahabat, Lahad Datu.

It is considering initiating legal action, firstly against Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) and the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda), in support of the green non-governmental organisations' effort to stop the building of the plant.

Its Supreme Council member, Haji Ansari Abdullah, said the party's Sabah legal bureau which is chaired by Datuk Chau Chin Tang and of which he is also member, will hold a meeting to discuss this sometime next week.

"The meeting is for us to consider bringing up a suit against the SESB as well as the State and Federal governments, Felda particularly," he told a press conference at his office here Thursday.

Ansari said the party cannot sue but would identify people who are prepared to come forward.

"We are going to consider this step, as part of our contribution to the effort to stop Sabah turning from 'green to black' because of the plan (coal-fired power plant) É at the moment our first intention would be on the SESB and Felda, and followed by others later," he said.

Ansari said one of the things they would highlight is the agreement between the State Government and Felda sealed on Dec 4, 1979, He claimed what is happening now is "against the letter and spirit of this agreement."

Showing a copy of the agreement signed by then Chief Minister Datuk Harris Salleh, he said if they followed what had been agreed to the State government about 13,000 Sabahan families would have been saved from poverty now.

"But it did not happen as agreed and because today is the 30th anniversary of this agreement, we will treat this suit matter as a 'birthday gift' to Felda," he said.

Ansari explained that on that said date of the agreement some 200,000 hectares were given to Felda for them to develop a settlers scheme for the benefit of at least 13,000 Sabahan families (assuming each family receives 15 acres).

"But now after 30 years Felda turned it into a commercial plantation É and further than that they now also want to build a power plant there, which is actually not the reason the land was given to them," he said.

"So we have a moral duty (to do something about this) É as a political party we are morally obliged to ensure that the State that we hand over to our children will be something similar to what we inherited from our forefathers É nobody has the right to destroy what we have been blessed with in Sabah," he added, claiming Felda Sahabat is now like another state within a state guarded by its very own policemen.

Should the plant be built, he said, it would destroy the image of Sabah as a green and beautiful state which is already well known worldwide apart from its many potentials.

Meanwhile, Ansari said he has filed a writ against Sohon Singh, Joe Fernandez and Steven Gan, who is editor-in-chief of news portal Malaysiakini over a news article published in the Malaysiakini news website on him titled "Sabah PKR Division Chief Runs to China from Debt".

"This because there was no apology forthcoming from them," he said. The writ was filed at the High Court here Thursday.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Another BN "Fixed Deposit"

New Straight Times – 25 Nov 2009 – carried an article: Salman Majid was declared a Malaysian citizen by the High Court in KL on 24 Nov 2009.

The Court ruled that the Immigration Department Director-General failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that Salman had obtained his Malaysian identity card fraudulently. Salman’s counsel were Karpal Singh and Ramkarpal Singh, and his witness was former Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Harris Mohd Salleh.

Salman Majid, 47 years old, was detained for 199 days by Immigration authority in KLIA in March 2005. His Malaysian IC and passport were confiscated and Malaysian citizenship revoked. The reason for the revocation was that he was born in Pakistan but he falsified his Statutory Declaration (Sijil Akuan) in the 80’s when applying for his Sabah Blue IC by stating that he was born in 1962 in Ranau, Sabah.

He was released from detention after a senior politician sent a letter to the Home Ministry confirming that he had been a “loyal voter”.

After released he filed suit against the Government for wrongful revocation and detention and sought a Court declaration that he was a Malaysian citizen in possession of Malaysian identity card and passport.

Salman said to reporters outside the court room: “I have always regarded myself a Malaysian since I’ve been living here for the past 24 years and have voted in three general elections. Three of my six children were born here.”

Court trial is about submitting evidence to prove one’s argument.

One wonders why couldn’t the Malaysian Immigration Department and Malaysian Government provide the necessary evidence?

Salman was allegedly born in 1962 in Ranau.

Did he have birth certificate?

If not, was a “late birth- certificate” applied for?

Was the Sijil Akuan signed by an authorised Native Chief?

If so, is the Native Chief still alive now?

Who were Salman’s parents? What were his parents doing in Ranau then?

Where did Salman attend schools?

But Salman said that he was in Malaysia only for the past 24 years. Where was he in the other 23 years? So did he attend school in Sabah? If not, why not?

Only three of his six children were born in Malaysia. Where were the other three born?

What was the citizenship of his children? If Malaysian, what were their respective IC numbers?

What is his wife’s citizenship? Where did they get married?

One would think that the Immigration Department should be in the position to ask all above at least and more. But they failed. One wonders if the Immigration Department was under directive not to provide the necessary evidence. From my investigations the Project ICs issued to foreigners fraudulently had their numbers as follows: H0288001 to H0384000 and H0480001 to H0576000; and many more not detected yet by me.

Salman Majid was a carpet importer and labour supplier. He had an IC with the number H0352141 – and his new IC number is 620202-12-5053, coded 12 which indicates Sabah-born Malaysian.

“Loyal voter” – is this referred as the BN “fixed deposit” that BN could not afford to lose them? In Sabah there are evidence to show that at least 70,000 Project IC holders are registered in Sabah electoral rolls.

Dr. Chong Eng Leong

Thursday, November 26, 2009

“Minister-in-the-dark” caught in the limelight

OUR learned-and-honorable Plantation and Commodities Minister, Tan Sri Bernard Giluk Dompok was in the limelight recently, again for the wrong reason. This time he was accused of lying about the minimum wage of plantation workers, by Sungai Siput MP, Dr D Jeyakumar. (read the attached full story below)

While I’m not a fan of Dompok, I would humbly appeal to Dr Jeyakumar to give our innocent-looking Dompok a break, if not forgive him. This is because like what he recently claimed on the controversial proposed Kaiduan Dam project in his Penampang constituency, Dompok was probably also “in the dark” over the real situation and plight of plantation workers.

The other reason could be because Dompok could have mistaken that he was talking about plantation workers in Sabah, a majority (believe to be more than 90%) who are foreigners, illegal immigrants included.

But having said that, I somehow wondered whether Dompok was really always “in-the-dark”, or just that he wished the people would think so and forgive him for his slow response to their plight, just like in the case of the Kaiduan Dam issue.

Hence, my question to Dompok is – when are you going to come out from the dark and start shedding some light?

Jeyakumar: The minister did lie

Sungai Siput parlimanetarian Dr D Jeyakumar did not budge from his stand that Plantation and Commodities Minister Bernard Dompok lied about the minimum wage of plantation workers.

Jeyakumar, the MP from Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM), said the minister mislead and misrepresented facts when he told Parliament on Oct 19 that the net income of an oil palm harvester was about RM1,700 and a rubber tapper's around RM870 a month.

Dompok, in a written reply to Mas Gading BN parliamentarian Dr Tiki Lafe, said that the earnings per worker was well above the poverty line which is at RM720 per month.

"How about single mothers working as weeders in the rubber estates or oil palm plantations?" asked Jeyakumar (right).

"What makes us angry is that he is hiding the facts? The majority of workers in estates are women and earn an income of about RM500 a month but that was not reflected," he said.

"Dompok's answer referred to harvesters and tappers and not the weeders, who form the majority workers in the estates now," said Jeyakumar.

"How many locals are working in the estates now? And you talk about just two categories and avoid the major one where Malaysians work," said Jeyakumar, referring to those employed as weeders.

"His answer is misleading and is bad for people in the estates. Those wanting to help them are getting the wrong information. The ministry is doing them a disservice, and we are very unhappy," he stressed.

Improbable figures

Jerit coordinator Y Kohila too, said the answer in Parliament was misleading. The question was how many Malaysians are dependent on the plantation industry and how much they were earning?

"The Minister's answer was about 600,000, where a tapper earned around RM870 and a harvester around RM1,700. This is definitely misleading as rubber estates have dwindled.

"And a rubber tapper definitely does not earn RM870 a month. Secondly, harvesters earning up to RM1,700 are mainly subcontractors," she said.

"Workers earn around RM13.70 a day including other allowances. Taken into consideration are market prices and the height of trees. They earn only around RM500 to RM600 a month," added Kohila (left).

She added that there are few locals who are employed as harvesters and usually the job is contracted out with higher payment to subcontractors and foreign workers who are able put in 12 hours a day.

"The deputy minister says that if 78 tonnes are harvested a month, a salary of RM1,700 is achievable. This may be true but it means working more than 12 hours a day from 6am to 7 to 8pm daily for a month and harvesting about 200 fruits.

"Not only that, workers are supposed to pick up the dropped fruits, clear the dried branches and leaves. Doing all this and harvesting 3 tonnes a day is not possible under normal circumstances," said Kohila.

Friday, November 20, 2009

KEENGGANAN POLIS (PDRM) MENYIASAT DAN BERTINDAK PUNCA PENGGUNAAN SIJIL ANAK NEGERI PALSU (SAN) BERLELUASA DISABAH

Isu penggunaan Sijil Anak Negeri telah menambah hangatkan senario politik Negeri Sabah bilamana pada 17hb Novembr 2009 Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) Sekong, Datuk Samsudin Yahya (kiri), membangkitkannya di Dewan Undangan Negeri Sabah.

Sabah negeri dibawah bayu yang belum lagi reda dengan isu penggunaan kad pengenalan dikeluarkan kepada kaum pendatang daripada Filipina dan Indonesa kini telah di kejutkan lagi dengan isu sijil anak negeri yang kesahihannya diragui.

Pihak Polis bersama beberapa agensi lain termasuk Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah (SPRM) digesa supaya menyiasat Adun Sri Tanjung, Jimmy Wong Sze Phin(kanan) yang didakwah oleh Ahli Dewan Undangan negeri Kawasan Sekong sebagai penipu kerana memiliki Sijil Anak Negeri yang kesahihannya meragukan demikian kenyataan, dibuat oleh YB Datuk Samsudin Yahya, disiar di muka depan Akhbar New Sabah Times, memberi gambaran peri pentingnya isu tersebut yang telah lama menghantui rakyat sabah.

Penggunaan Sijil Anak Negeri dimiliki oleh gulongan yang tidak berhak memiliki nya bukan masalah baru kepada rakyat Sabah. Pengeluarannya telah dibekukan diera Kerajaan Parti Berjaya memerintah disebabkan adanya penyalahgunaankuasa dalam proses pengeluarannya.

“Sebagai formula memelihara hak kaum anak negeri daripada terjejas akibat pengeluarannya yang didalangi segelintir Ketua Daerah dan Ketua Anak Negeri tidak bertanggungjawab Kerajaan Parti Berjaya telah membekukan pengeluarannya sejak tahun 1983” demikian kenyataan yang pernah dibuat bekas Ketua Daerah Sandakan OKK Hassnar Hj Ebrahim (kiri).

Ramai daripada kalangan pemimpin masyarakat Sabah pernah menyoal penggunaan sijil anak negeri palsu tetapi setiap kali isu tersebut dimatikan begitu saja menyebabkan sebilangan besar rakyat Sabah daripada keturunan anak negeri menerima nasib ibarat sudah jatuh ditimpa tangga”. Padah kesan penggunaannya ramai kaum anak negeri telah hilang tanah milik mereka yang dikeluarkan geran taraf Native Title kerana geran mereka diambil oleh gulungan tauke tauke yang ada hubungan dengan kakitang diJabatan Tanah dan Ukur.

Walaupun ianya merupakan satu jenayah dan seorang Menteri BN pernah memberi jaminan kepada rakyat bahawa mereka yang menggunakan sijil anaka negeri palsu akan diserah kepada Polis tetapi sehingga kini tidak ada satupun dari kalangan mereka yang memiliki dan menggunakan sijil anak negeri yang kessahihannya diragui telah diheret dan diddakwa diMahkamah untuk diadili.

“keengganan anggota PDRM (kanan) menyiasat dan mengambil tindakan keatas aduan kaum anak negeri terhadap gulungan yang memiliki sijil anak negeri yang kesahihannya diragui adalah punca penggunaan sijil anak negeri palsu berleluasa diSabah” ujar En Zainuddin Hasssan ketua Penerangan AMK negeri Sabah.

“AMK menyeru Kerajaan BN jika mereka tulus hendak memperjuangkan hak kaum anak negeri yang kini tertindas akibat penggunaan Sijil Anak Negeri yang dikeluarkan kepada mereka yang tidak berhak - jangan hanya tumpu kepada pemilikan sijil sedemikian oleh pemimpin pembangkang sahaja. Banyak Tauke - tauke proksi BN dan UMNO telah merampas ribuan ekar Tanah orang kampong dengan mengunakan Sijil Anak Negeri serupa! Apakah mereka diberi kekebalan dan imuniti daripada kerajaan dan tidak boleh diambil tindakan Undang Undang?” Tambah En Zainuddin hassan

Sabahkini.net telahpun menyiarkan tindakan seorang wanita berbangsa Sungai daripada daerah Kinabatangan, Puan Rosmina Binti Nazry, melaporkan kepada Polis akan perbuataan seorang wanita berbangsa Cina tetapi memiliki serta menggunakan satu sijil Anak Negeri yang tidak ada rekod diMahkamah Anak Negeri Kota Kinabalu. Malangnya aduan Puan Rosminah Bte Nasry kepada Polis tidak hendak disiasat oleh Polis walaupun telah diadu secara resmi di Balai Polis daerah Sandakan.

Ketua Penerangan AMK PKR Sabah, Zainuddin Hassan (kanan) mencabar Kerajaan BN dan Polis, SPRM agar jangan berat sebelah hanya kerana terdapat sijil yang dimiliki oleh seorang ahli pembangkang sahaja. Terdapat ramai gulongan tauke- tauke dari Sabah yang menyokong Barisan Nasional juga memiliki sijil yang kesahihannya diragui tetapi enggan diambil tindakan oleh kakitangan Kerajaan BN Sabah walaupun aduan demi aduan telah dibuat.

“Siasat semua laporan yang pernah dibuat oleh kaum anak negeri Sabah kalau memang PDRM jujur hendak menangani perkara ini dan bukan meneguk diair keruh untuk mencari untung peribadi. “ Tambah En. Zainudin Hassan

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Reconciling with Jeffrey may doom PKR in Sabah

By Wong Choon Mei

As top PKR leaders in Kuala Lumpur mull the fate of their Sabah ‘strongman’ Jeffrey Kitingan (left), a storm of protest is building up in his home state, where many of the party rank-and-file are demanding that he and several division leaders linked to him be shown the door and quickly too!

These protesters – believed to represent the majority in Sabah PKR - fear that KL may recapitulate and reject Jeffrey’s recent resignation as vice-president and supreme council member. Such a decision will only bode disaster for the party and prolong a power tussle amongst the state division leaders, they claim.

Indeed chances are high that KL will opt for what it perceives to be political expediency, although party insiders reassure it will retain Jeffrey without bowing to the demands of his camp, which include rescinding the appointment of Thamrin Jaini (left) as the new state chief.

“Actually, what Jeffrey wanted was to be the state PKR chief and later on the Sabah chief minister. His supporters orchestrated the move that got Azmin Ali replaced but KL appointed another Sabahan, Thamrin, instead of him. So Jeffrey resigned as veep in a bid to force KL’s hand but although KL may reject his resignation, it will still stick with Thamrin,” an insider said.

The younger brother of current Sabah deputy chief minister Joseph Pairin, Jeffrey gave up his PKR posts along with Kota Kinabalu division chief Christina Liew (right) last month. The two accused the national leadership of racial favoritism and being insensitive to the wishes of the Sabah people. Both however remained as party members.

Dooming the PKR


Simmering infighting between division leaders in Sabah PKR finally broke out openly last month, dragging the entire party down in the esteem of voters both in East Malaysia and the peninsula.

Counter-accusations were leveled at Jeffrey and his camp for putting his political ambitions above party interests including spreading a spate of negative and false news that painted several leaders such as Azmin Ali (left) and former state chief Ansari Abdullah (right) in a bad light. According to the state information bureau, Ansari has now threatened to sue a journalist and the editor-in-chief of news portal Malaysiakini for defamation and RM10 million in damages if they did not apologize over several articles published recently.

But short of a bold and clear-cut decision from the national leadership in KL, the infighting will continue in Sabah, a state in which PKR can ill afford to allow instability to foment and fester.

Indeed, its 25 parliamentary seats will be vital in deciding who wins the federal government at the next general election – the Pakatan Rakyat or the Umno-Barisan Nasional.

“For PKR to win Sabah, the reform agenda must be renewed, rejuvenated and rebuilt. And this can only happen if there is the will to revamp thoroughly and quickly,” said state Director Of Communications Ronnie Klassen.


While many would like to see Christina retained, they are convinced that Jeffrey’s shelf life as a leader is past and long expired. They see in him a troublemaker and a spoiler, who can only doom the party’s chances.

“KL has to take a firmer stance and kick Jeffrey out once and for all. The moment he confirms he will stay on, PKR and Pakatan will have lost Sabah and Malaysia once again,” said Hassanar Ebrahim, a veteran political watcher.

An unusual quiet

But since holding peace talks with national strategy director Tian Chua (left) two weeks ago, Jeffrey has been toeing the line and keeping an unusually low profile, sparking speculation that a face-saving reconciliation was being worked out for the Sabah leader.

According to the party grapevine, Tian is believed to have told Jeffrey that he would not be offered the post that he covets above all else – the chief ministership of Sabah.

“Even if PKR wins, Jeffrey has been told in no uncertain terms that he won’t get the chief minister’s job although he may be made a minister in the federal cabinet. The job that he wants most will go to another Sabahan, not him,” a party source said.

Why then would Jeffrey - who has warned that he may form his own party - agree to stay on in PKR? Already, his supporters have threatened to resign en-masse if Thamrin is not dropped.

Could Jeffrey have finally realized that his political star is waning and it might best to give up his party-hopping ways and soldier on in the PKR after all? Or are there other reasons, ulterior motives even?

“His camp gave KL two weeks to accede to their requests and it is now three weeks. Why isn’t he keeping his word and leaving to form his own party as he has threatened to. It is actually the best thing he can do for Sabah PKR. Leave and let the party rebuild itself before it becomes too late," said Hassanar.

A new political reality

Indeed, the flamboyant and wealthy Jeffrey has failed to impress as a party administrator, achieving little success despite his decades in the political arena.

Instead he has attracted unflattering speculation including controversial rumors that he was a Trojan horse planted by the BN to wreak destruction and infighting in the PKR – much like PAS’s Hassan Ali in Selangor.

Although, in the eyes of KL, PKR may still need Jeffrey for his Kadazan-Dusun-Murut links, many Sabah leaders insist his departure will not be missed at all. They believe he has the support of only eight out of the state’s 25 divisions.

Some are even willing to bet that if he leaves, more Sabahans will join the PKR, especially the Muslims whom they say have kept their distance because of his fiery communal rhetoric. Jeffrey had in the past centred his political platform around a tooth-and-nail fight for KDM rights, stepping on the toes of other ethnic groups in the process.

But a new political reality has dawned and taken hold since. Bitten repeatedly by bad experiences, Sabahans have become more sophisticated and demanding of whom they want to lead their state out of poverty, suppression and blatant abuse of power.

Also, due to re-bordering by the BN, they now have 60 seats in their state assembly compared to 48 previously. Of the 60, 35 are Muslim-majority constituencies, eight are Chinese and 17 are KDM. This compares against the eight Chinese, 20 Muslim and 20 KDM before.

“The mood of the people has changed vastly. PKR itself espouses priority on a needs-based methodology and not on a race-based one,” said Hassanar (right).

“The situation in the peninsula has opened up the minds of Sabahans. If one Jeffrey supporter leaves today, 10 others including many from the KDM community will join PKR tomorrow. There is no need for KL to worry about letting Jeffrey go. In fact, by letting him stay, it may be barking up the wrong tree.”

(Wong Choon Mei is the former chief editor of Suara Keadilan)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sabah saved BN: Mahathir

Yes, BN was saved by Sabah (referring to March 2008 general election), saved by Project Mahathir (Project IC), BN fixed deposit.

Big majority of these ICs were issued during his time as PM. There is even a book (IC Projek Agenda Tersembunyi Mahathir?) by M. D. Mutalib published in 2005.

Sabahans know now that these Project ICs was about issuance of Malaysian ICs meant for Malaysian citizens to foreigners in Sabah who were mostly illegal immigrants. All this was done against the Laws and Constitution of Malaysia.

Of course BN Central Government has never acknowledged this, let alone wanting to solve it.

Police Reports after Reports had been lodged about foreigners in possession of Project ICs including the book mentioned above. But I was given the understanding that Police were instructed to accept the Reports lodged but not to investigate any.

This directive was confirmed when Parliament Select Committee on National Integrity was told of this Project Mahathir in June 2006, and when the Committee tried to dig deep into the Project, the National Registration Dept was directed by the powers that be to stop answering the Committee's inquiry.

PM Najib is saying now that Sabah illegal immigrants problems were the results of local Sabahans. To some extent this is true. But Najib personally stated 10 years ago that such problems were serious in Sabah but nothing seemed to have been done by the Central Gov't. Then he only referred to those without documents. He has never, in fact, no PM ever, mentioned on seriousness of Project ICs issued to illegal immigrants.

Announcing Sept 16 as a national holiday by Najib two months ago was just to please Sabahans as BN wants Sabah votes. Just to remind us all: last year Sept Najib said that there should be only one National day for the country..........that is 31st August..........this is our stand..... Where is the sincerity? If really sincere, please amend the Constitution, Article 160, on the Interpretation of National Day or Merdeka Day.

That should be what he wants if he really means it – 1Malaysia. But here again, there is no sincerity on his part because if really 1Malaysia, why hydroelectricity from Bakun Dam in Sarawak is not for Sabah when it is to be channeled to Peninsula and Kalimantan Indonesia? 1Malaysia people first – Kalimantan Indonesia first before Sabah! Wake up Sabahans!

He knows that Sabah needs electricity that he is pushing hard to have coal-generated electricity plant built in Sabah. Where is the logic and sincerity? Sabah has natural gases but channeled to Sarawak. Three to four Billion Ringgit were needed to build the coal-generated plant and an unknown cost of coal needed to run the plant. When coal from foreign countries run out or too costly the Maliau Basin would then be mined for its coal? Not only cost us money but also our beautiful heritage if the coal-generated plant is to go on.

Wake up Sabahans. We have been taken for a very rude ride all these decades!

This article is written by Dr. Chong En Leong , Senior PKR Activist.

Malaysiakini's Gan And Fernandez Served With Legal Notice Of Demand.

Popular online news portal,Malaysiakini, Editor in Chief Steven Gan (left) and it's Sabah Correspondent Joe Fernandez(a West Malaysian Indian),were today served with a Legal Notice of Demand for Defamatory Postings in the Malaysiakini Website. The notice were served on both Gan and Fernandez via email and registered post by the legal firm of Rahim Abdullah & Co.


Parti Keadilan Rakyat(PKR) Sabah of late has been in the limelight in the Malaysiakini news portal.The public at large were bemoaned as to the manner their stories were structured.In a random survey,the people were shock that journalistic ethics were not at all adhered to by Joe Fernandez (right) in his manner of addressing,writing and describing the actual facts.His "distorted facts" which were subsequently published in Malaysiakini,were all obtain by mere sms's and emails.Ironically,Joe Fernandez is not known as a hands on journalist.

When ask why were you never present in press conferences organized by PKR, Joe Fernandez had this to say,"I have to attend lectures and it doesn't fit my time,I'm a very "busy man" moreover I prefer a one-to-one interview".When informed that such an arrangement could be organized,he said "not necessary I can get it from the other reporters,press conferences is a waste of time,just answer my sms will do".

While we maybe in an era of Cyberspace,good old fashion hands on journalism still prevails,mainstream media reporters will surely agree that facts can only be authenticated by their actual presences.That's why our Sabah reporters are journalistic professionals,unlike armchair critics or spin doctors disguising themselves as Journalist.

A copy of the Legal Notice of Demand which was served is here for your viewing.



RAHIM ABDULLAH & CO.

Peguambela & Peguamcara ● (Advocates & Solicitors)

Kota Kinabalu Office Sandakan Office

Yusri Bin Pungut Hj. Abd Rahim Hj. Abdullah

LLB (Hons) ( Malaya ) MBA (UiTM) B.A (Hons) Law (U.K)

Rizwandean Bukhary Bin M.Borhan Majnah Binti Abdillah

LLB (Hons) (UKM) LLB (Hons) Malaya

Adanan Judin

LLB (Hons) Malaya

Lot 16, 2nd Floor Block B, Asia City Phase I 2nd Floor, Lot 9, Block I

Lebuh Raya Pantai Baru, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Bandar Indah Sandakan

Tel : (088) 212557 / 213557 Fax : (088) 215557 Tel : (089) 222768/222868

e-mail : rykkco@yahoo.com.my Fax : (089) 222568

Your Ref :

Our Ref : RY09/LIT/HAA/105/RB

Date : 16th November 2009

1. Mr. Steven Gan,

Editor-in-Chief,

http://malaysiakini.com,

48, Jalan Kemuja,

Bangsar Utama,

59000 Kuala Lumpur.

Email: steven@malaysiakini.com

2. Mr. Joe Fernandez,

Lot C337, Grace Court,

Sembulan,

Kota Kinabalu.

Email: jfernandez14@yahoo.co.uk

Via e-mail and registered post

Dear Sirs,

Re: Defamatory Postings in “Malaysiakini” Website

We act for Hj Ansari Abdullah J.P. on the above matter.

2. Our client’s attention has been drawn to several statements contained in several articles published by you and or your agents/servants acting on your instructions in “Malaysiakini” website in November, 2009.

3. The first article entitled “PKR Peace Team Head for Kota Kinabalu” dated 5th November, 2009 had falsely stated that our client organized the launching of the book “Anwar on Trial” when he was only a panelist on a discussion on the said book. The article also wrongly stated that only twenty odd people turned up for the function and only two books were sold. It was intended to portray Hj Ansari Abdullah as a poor organizer and a leader without any followers.

4. Another article stated that our client was removed as the head of PKR Sabah as a result of a rebellion when in fact he had voluntarily tendered his resignation in June, 2008. This fact was confirmed by YB Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim during his visit to Sabah in 2008 when he told the local media that Hj Ansari had tendered his resignation but had been asked to stay on until the end of his term. This fact was widely reported in Sabah but you had falsely stated otherwise.

5. Finally, an article entitled “Sabah PKR division chief runs to China from Debt” dated 13th November, 2009 referred to Hj Ansari Abdullah since he was the only Sabah PKR Division chief who is a lawyer, who had performed the Hajj in 2004 and was in China from 6th to 12th November, 2009. The said article stated, inter alia, that our client:-

(a) had fled to China last Saturday to avoid paying a debt to one Sohon Singh;

(b) had made use of Chief Inspector Abang Faisal to persuade the said complainant to withdraw two police reports against him;

(c) had misled the said complainant to come to our client’s house on the very day that he left for his pilgrimage in Mecca;

(d) had asked his brother to hire thugs to beat up the complainant;

(e) had bribed certain people so that his client could wrongfully obtained the land title from the Land and Surveys Department;

(f) had been paid the sum of RM 144,000.00 as “reimbursement” to Sohon Singh; and

(g) Had committed a breach of trust.

6. These statements are defamatory against our client as to which a grave libel had been perpetuated by you against our client. Consequently, our client’s reputation especially as a Muslim, an advocate of the High Courts of Borneo and a Politician have been seriously damaged and or tarnished. Our client has thereby suffered considerable distress and embarrassment by being put into public ridicule, odium and contempt as a result of the said defamatory statements.

7. We have been instructed to write to you to ask whether:-

(a) You are prepared to retract and withdraw the statements and to publish a suitable apology upon terms to be approved by our client;

(b) You are prepared to give our client your assurance and undertaking that you will not repeat and will refrain from circulating or publishing the statements;

(c) You are prepared to indemnify our client in respect of the costs to which he has been put as a result of the said statements; and

(d) You are prepared to offer a suitable sum agreeable to our client as compensation to our client’s reputation which you have injured.

8. Our client demands that you give us a reply within forty-eight (48) hours from the time you received this notice via email. In the event that you fail to do so, or choose to ignore our client’s demands herein, our client shall exercise his right to legal redress by claiming the sum of Ten Million Ringgit (RM 10,000,000.00) in damages including aggravated and exemplary damages against you.

9. In the meantime, our client reserve all his legal rights and remedies against you concerning the libels mentioned hereinabove.

Yours faithfully,

RAHIM ABDULLAH & CO.

Cc Client

Sunday, November 15, 2009

FITNAH BERTERUSAN DALAM LAMAN WEB MALAYSIAKINI OLEH JOE FERNANDEZ

Kenyataan Sohon Singh yang mendakwa seorang Ketua Bahagian PKR Sabah lari ke Cina kerana hutang adalah satu fitnah dan tidak berasas sama sekali. Walaupun nama saya tidak disebut, umum mengetahui ianya merujuk kepada saya kerana cuma saya seorang ketua bahagian yang juga seorang peguam yang telah menunaikan fardu haji.

2. Sebelum ini pelbagai tomahan dan fitnah telah di lemparkan oleh Joe Fernandez (kanan) dalam tulisanya di Malaysiakini dan Sabahkini tetapi saya hanya berdiam diri. Bagaimanapun, apabila keimanan saya telah cuba dicemari dengan fitnah saya telah membohongi seorang pada hari saya berlepas ke Mekkah, ianya telah melampaui batas etika kewartawanan dan peradaban manusia.

3. Sohon Singh bukanlah anakguam saya dan saya tidak pernah menerima atau pun berhutang kepadanya satu sen pun. Ini adalah kali ketiga dia digunakan untuk menyerang peribadi saya. Pertama pada tahun 2007 apabila dia dijemput untuk berucap menyerang peribadi saya di hadapan ketua-ketua bahagian dan ahli-ahli KDM Task Force di Sokid Villa.

4. Kedua apabila orang-orang tertentu yang telah dicam oleh penyokong-penyokong saya, telah mengedarkan surat layang serta salinan laporan polis semasa pilihanraya pada bulan Mac, 2008.

5. Kini Sohon Singh telah digunakan untuk mengaibkan saya sebagai seorang Muslim dan peguam. Ianya bukan saja bermotifkan politik tetapi juga untuk menjejaskan reputasi saya di dalam profession yang telah saya ceburi selama 30 tahun dan menjatuhkan pandangan orang-orang Muslim terhadap saya. Ini sangat kotor dan jijik.

6. Saya tahu pengecut-pengecut yang menjadi dalang di sebalik serangan-serangan ini. Mereka mengangap saya adalah batu penghalang dalam usaha mereka untuk menguasai PKR Sabah secara langsung atau melalui proksi mereka.

7. Saya amat kesal satu laman web yang di hormati boleh di jadikan kuda tunggangan untuk mendewa-dewakan pemimpin tertentu dan memburukan yang lain. Joe Fernandez sebagai seorang wartawan veteran sepatutnya mengasingkan perasaanya sebagai ahli Borneo Heritage Foundation agar penulisannya tidak berat sebelah. Ada juga kawan-kawan yang memaklumkan kepada saya tentang anak-anaknya yang berkerja dengan syarikat-syarikat milik seorang peminpin Barisan Nasional.

8. Saya menafikan segala tuduhan dan “insinuations” yang terkandung dalam rencana bertajuk “Sabah PKR Divisional Chief ran to China from Debt” yang di siarkan pada 13hb November. 2009. Saya telah memberikan kenyataan saya kepada Polis dan akan berkerjasama dengan mana-mana ajensi termasuk MACC agar kebenaran dapat di tegakan. Saya juga telah mengarahkan peguam saya untuk mengambil tindakan undang-undang keatas Sohon Singh, Joe Fernandez dan Malaysiakini.


Hj Ansari Abdullah

15hb Nobember, 2009.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

PI Bala claims offered RM5m to retract statement

UPDATED (courtesy of The Malaysian Insider)

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 — Missing private investigator P. Balasubramaniam has claimed in a video clip that he was offered RM5 million to retract his statutory declaration that linked Datuk Seri Najib Razak to murdered Mongolian model Altantuya Shaaribuu, reigniting allegations that the prime minister has vehemently denied.

Balasubramaniam's claims were aired in an undated 88-second video clip today hosted by the Malaysia-Today.net website whose main contributor is the fugitive blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin. The first statutory declaration (SD) was also put up with the video clip.

"Deepak actually came to see me because he want me to retract my first SD... After that he offered me RM5 million for me to retract the SD," Balasubramaniam said in the video clip, referring to a person whom Raja Petra says is linked to Najib's wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.

Balasubramaniam, a former police officer, disappeared with his family on July 4, 2008 after making a second SD that overturned the first declaration. His location remains unknown until now.

The Malaysia-Today.net website said there will be more video clips featuring the Balasubramaniam interview. In the first part, the private investigator also claimed he was asked to go to Putrajaya to meet certain individuals over his SD.

"He was asking me to go to Putrajaya with him but he never mentioned whom he wanted me to meet in Putrajaya," Balasubramaniam said, referring to the country's administrative capital.


Balasubramaniam's two SDs had rocked the murder trial of Altantuya, who was killed on Oct 19, 2006. Three people, including political and defence strategist Abdul Razak Baginda, were arrested for plotting her death.

Abdul Razak, who admitted to an affair with the Mongolian model who also acted as an interpreter, claimed he did not order her death but wanted the policemen to stop her from harassing or blackmailing him over their affair.

He was acquitted without his defence being called while the two policemen charged, Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri and Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar, were sentenced to the gallows for killing her.

Balasubramaniam was initially hired by Abdul Razak to keep watch over Altantuya's movements when she was in Kuala Lumpur to allegedly blackmail the political strategist, who is a known close associate of then Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Najib.

His first SD was announced in a press conference with opposition leaders on July 2, 2008 but a day later, he stunned the country when a different lawyer brandished a second SD that overturned the contents of the first declaration.

Balasubramaniam then went missing, according to his nephew who claims his uncle is now in an undisclosed location.


Monday, November 9, 2009

Anwar: Leave or stay loyal

(Malaysian Mirror) - PKR supremo Anwar Ibrahim has given party leaders and members two choices -- stay loyal or leave if they do not want to adhere to party policies.

He said he could accept criticisms against the party, but would not compromise with leaders and members who could not follow the stipulated party policies.

anwar-ibrahim-6.jpg"All party members must support the transformation agenda, work for the Pakatan Rakyat or be sacked from the party," he said when opening the Penang PKR Convention here Sunday night.

Anwar said the stance was taken as there were many PKR leaders who wanted stern action taken against errant members.

"Give your commitment to the party or leave the party and join Umno," he said.

Voices of discontent

In recent months, there have been growing voices of discontent and disillusionment from members aired publicly. Some were blatant criticisms hurled at the party leadership.

Notably among the affected states were Selangor, Sarawak and Sabah. One PKR state assemblyman in Selangor has resigned from the party to become an independent BN-friendly member.

In the two East Malaysians, grouses are still being heard against the PKR leadership in Kuala Lumpur.

Last week, PKR president Dr Wan Azizah went on damage control, telling members that she was aware of the problems at hand and was making efforts to put things on the right track.


Courtesy of Malaysian Mirror

Sunday, November 8, 2009

PKR tidak akan tunduk kepada syarat Jeffery : Ahmad Thamrin,Ketua Perhubungan PKR Sabah.

Parti Keadilan Rakyat(PKR) tidak akan tunduk kepada syarat-syarat yang diletakan Datuk Dr.Jeffery Kitingan untuk terus kekal di dalam parti,kata Ketua Perhubungan PKR Sabah Ahmad Thamrin Zaini.

Thamrin yang kesal dengan tindakan mantan Naib Presiden PKR itu menyifatkan ia adalah tidak wajar sedangkan parti itu mempunyai salurannya sendiri yang memberikan ruang kepada ahlinya menggemukan sebarang cadangan.

"Semua perlu faham PKR adalah sebuah parti nasional yang beroperasi secara demokrasi,tidak ada orang yang lebih penting daripada parti itu sendiri....tindakan Jeffery membuat syrat seumpama itu hanya merumitkan keadaan sedangkan PKR membuka ruang yang luas untuk ahli bersuara dan membuat cadangan ,ada saluran dan peruntukan dalam parti,kita ada forum,majlis pimpinan pusat dan negeri kenapa baru disuarakan sekarang", kata Thamrin yang dalam lawatan sulungnya ke Sandakan selepas menyandang jawatan Ketua Perhubungan PKR Sabah.

Tambahnya,kapasiti Jeffery yang menduduki saf utama dalam barisan PKR sepatutnya memberikan kelebihan untuknya bersuara dan membuat sebarang cadangan.

"Empat perkara itu boleh di lakukan dan disuarakan kerana sebelum ini beliau sendiri merupakan Naib Presiden PKR dan Biro Politik PKR Pusat yang merupakan jawatankuasa tertinggi dalam parti yang mempunyai hak menentukan keputusan," tambahnya.

Beliau berkata demikian kepada pemberita ketika diminta mengulas kenyataan Dr.Jeffery yang meletakkan empat syarat kepada parti itu untuk dia kekal bersama parti berkenaan.

Empat syarat tersebut ialah,ibu pejabat parti perlu membuat pembaharuan dan memastikan perlantikan dibuat berdasarkan pemilihan;Ia perlu menghormati aspirasi rakyat; autonomi politik bagi operasi PKR di Sabah; dan parti itu perlu menubuhkan jawatankuasa bagi meneliti terma jawatankuasa antara-kerajaan berhubung penubuhan Malaysia dan kelemahannya.

Dalam pada itu,ketika diminta mengulas dakwaan sesetengah pihak yang mengatakan PKR sedang berhadapan dengan krisis dalaman,Thamrin berkata ianya merupakan satu proses biasa di dalam mana-mana parti.

"Keadaan seumpama ini ada baiknya ianya merupakan satu anjakan dalam memperbaiki dan memperkukuhkan parti itu sendiri,ini memperjelaskan kepada semua siapa yang sebenarnya akan berjuang atau dasar perjuangan parti", katanya.

Monday, November 2, 2009

RESOLUSI ANGKATAN MUDA PKR BERHUBUNG TAMRIN


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ANGKATAN Muda PKR Sabah dalam mesyuarat khas baru-baru ini, telah mengambil tiga ketetapan bagi meredakan situasi yang agak tegang dan membawa kepada bibit persengketaan politik antara dua puak yang bertelagah di dalam parti.

Berikutan adalah ketetapan yang diambil;-

a) Angkatan muda PKR Sabah menyokong keputusan Pimpinan Tertinggi PKR pusat dimana telah melantik Ahmad Tamrin Hj.Jaini sebagai Ketua Perhubungan PKR Negeri Sabah yang baru.

b) Angkatan Muda PKR Sabah juga amat menghormati keputusan yang diambil oleh Dr.Jeffry Kitingan (Naib Presiden PKR) bersama Puan Christina Liew (MPT) meletak jawatan dalam Parti Keadilan Rakyat Pusat.

c) Angkatan Muda PKR Sabah juga menyarankan kepada pucuk pimpinan tertinggi Parti agar menyiasat dan mengambil tindakan tegas terhadap ahli parti yang memasukkan dalam media ke atas konflik dalaman serta perkara-perkara yang boleh mencemarkan nama parti dan menyebabkan timbulnya salah faham masyarakat ke atas Parti.

Pergolakan terbaru ini bagi pandangan AMK telah mencorak Landskap Politik PKR Negeri Sabah yang mana salah faham terhadap apa yang sebenarnya berlaku yang menyebabkan pandangan negatif terhadap parti.