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August 27, 2010

Chinese, Indian Felt They Are Marginalised, Malay Threatened, Dayaks?


Yeah! 1Malaysia – who cares about the non-Malays bumiputera as it has always been Umnoputras!

Taken from Bintulu.Org

Discussion on Malaysian politics has always been centered along racial line – ie how to protect the interests of Malays, Chinese and to lesser extend the Indian – but not the Dayaks or the natives of Sarawak?

Yeah, let’s grab their lands, while we still can shall we!

It is to everyone amusement, really, why the so call Dayak leaders (Jabu, Masing, Mawan) keeping an ‘elegant silence’ on this matter – although it could mean death or alive to their communities – literally. Did they not feel the Dayaks also been marginalized, threatened all along?

Whose faults were that? NEP, NDP or Razak, Mahathir?
In a close examination of Malaysia’s development policies, particularly the NEP and NDP, Associate Prof Dr Madeline Berma found that these policies had in fact benefited the Chinese more than the Dayak and the natives of Sabah (recently termed as bumiputera minority) although they are the target group under the two policies.

In an article ‘Towards The National Vision Policy: Reveiw of the New Economic Policy and New Development Policy Among the Bumiputera Communities In Sarawak‘ she said sufficient evidence showed that the government had succeeded in reducing poverty by increasing Malay and bumiputera minority income level.

“However the government has achieved little success in redistributing wealth to the bumiputera minority (Dayaks) as reflected in their limited control and ownership of physical capital (machinery, real estate), corporate equity and human capital (education and skills).

According to her, the pro-bumiputera (Malay) economic policy of distributing income appeared to be coherent and succeeded in the initial years, because the majority of poor are bumiputeras.

But, moving forward, the real challenges for Malaysia government is no longer about forming an economic policy that centered around political rhetoric of improving inequality – ie., between bumiputera (Malay) and non-bumiputera, but more on addressing the widening gap between bumiputera (Malay) and the non-Malay bumiputera.

The natives – including the Penan have not only excluded from the benefits of NEP, NDP but also denied their rights particularly over their own ancestral lands by the government.

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August 24, 2010

Sabahans and Sarawakians should wake up

Filed under: Sarawak Politics,State Election — Pengayau @ 12:00 pm

Taken from Free Malaysia Today

By Zaid Ibrahim

It is 53 years since Malaya became independent; and 47 years since Sarawak and Sabah and Malaya combined to form the Federation of Malaysia. The imperative word here is “formed” Malaysia; Sabah and Sarawak did not join Malaysia.

But for too long, people in Sabah and Sarawak have been made to feel like they are the children of a lesser god. And for too long, even in Semenanjung, many of us have been made to feel like the children of a lesser god – just because we do not agree with the Barisan Nasional’s policies.

Since the political tsunami of March 2008, when the Barisan Nasional lost its two-thirds majority and also five states in the Semenanjung, suddenly East Malaysia has become a very important battlefield for politicians.

Suddenly, every Datuk, Datin, Tan Sri and Puan Sri from Barisan Nasional is making frequent trips to Sabah and Sarawak. Suddenly, in a by-election in Sibu, the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister come and go as if Kuala Lumpur and Sibu were the same distance as Kuching and Petra Jaya. And only now they know how to say: “Lu tolong gua; gua tolong lu.”

But I am sure you know why everyone is making a beeline for East Malaysia, including us in the Pakatan Rakyat.

There are two reasons – for the BN, you are their fixed deposit, the two states which allowed them to remain in power at federal level. To us, in Pakatan Rakyat, you are the decider in whether Malaysia sees a new dawn, a new beginning, a fresh start from the corruption, nepotism, abuse of power that we have seen the BN indulge in all these years.

But even the term fixed deposit, to me, is an insult to the people of East Malaysia. It’s as if whatever the BN leadership in Kuala Lumpur does, the people in Sarawak and Sabah will like tame pets just vote the BN again and again.

We, on the other hand, are asking you to throw off the shackles and show the BN, like the people in Sibu did, that we have had enough. No more; we want change now.

There are expectations that the Pakatan will improve on their 2008 performance. Talk is rife about the possibility of the opposition taking over federal power and the prospect of that new dawn. By some calculation, a 9% swing is all it requires for the opposition to form the government; a task that is difficult but not far fetched as some Umno leaders would like us to believe.

Make the change

Sabah and Sarawak were somewhat untouched by the tsunami of 2008; but for the 13th general election, you will play a pivotal role and it is you who will determine if the change is at all possible.

Collectively, Sabah and Sarawak control almost 25% the total number of seats in Parliament. Not only that; there are constitutional safeguards which require consent from Sabah and Sarawak before any major constitutional changes are effected; hence their ability to influence major policy changes.

Of course, those who are not aware of history will say East Malaysia’s share of seats are disproportionate to the population. But what many in Putrajaya have forgotten is that this was the incentive given to lure them to form the Federation of Malaysia.Read more here

Sarawak Pakatan’s new battlecry ‘Aram Berubah’

Filed under: Pakatan Rakyat,Sarawak Politics,State Election — Pengayau @ 11:00 am
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Taken from Free Malaysia Today

By Joseph Tawie

KUCHING: A new battle-cry, ‘Aram Berubah’, is set to echo throughout Sarawak in preparation for the forthcoming state elections. “Aram Berubah” is ‘Let’s Change’ in the Iban language.

Embracing the phrase last night, former law minister and PKR supreme council member Zaid Ibrahim flagged the new cry as he launched a scathing attack on Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud, who he described as a “white elephant” monster.

His call for change “Aram Berubah” stirred the more than 300 diners at a PKR function organised by the Lubok Antu division.

“Changing Taib with another of the Barisan Nasional is not good enough. It is no different. We must change Taib and his government and replace with Pakatan Rakyat chief minister and government.” he said.

“This is our mission for the coming election, and the people must understand this,” he said, pointing out that Sarawakians must come forward in order to create a new political culture.

Zaid also stressed that the Pakatan Rakyat must be well prepared to face this monster, the “white elephant” which is very powerful and very rich.

“He is being supported by the government machinery including the police and the election commission.

“So it is important that we have proper planning and logistical support to fight him and his government and be ready for BN’s cheating and money” he added.

Be the agents of change

At the same event, Sarawak PKR chairman Baru Bian urged his fellow members to be ‘agents of change’.

“We cannot expect other people to change; it must begin with ourselves and for me, I am the agent of change.

“We do not have radio and television Malaysia (RTM) such as TV1, TV2 and TV3 or any other channel to pass our message for change to the people.

“But let us be the agents of change ourselves by visiting all the longhouses and villages and tell them about Pakatan Rakyat and its mission,” he said.

“Tell them that with their support this is the best time to change Taib’s government,” he said.

Another PKR leader vice president Jeffrey Kitingan, said in his speech that the state BN had begun “to feel the heat” of their (PKR) ceramah.

“They are in a state of confusion and feel threatened,” he said relating an incident at a function at Kampung Ensebang Kuari, Balai Ringin early in the day.

While the function was organised for visiting Zaid, the BN had organised a next door concert in a deliberate attempt to sabotage the PKR function and counter the impact of Zaid’s visit.Read more here

Trial of Ibans from Rumah Ranggong started at Kuching High Court


Taken from Borneo Independent News Service

20 August 2010

KUCHING – The much anticipated trial of the residents of Rumah Ranggong longhouse against BLD Resources Sdn. Bhd., the Sarawak Land and Survey Department and the Sarawak Government got off to a lively start yesterday morning at the Kuching High Court, with the representatives of the longhouse holding a peaceful demonstration in front of the court complex.

Around 80 representatives of the longhouse came in two buses at 9am and congregated in front of the court complex and held a short demonstration before proceeding into the court house where the trial started at 10am.

Three witnesses from three neighbouring longhouses were called to testify and acknowledge the existence of the native customary rights claims of the residents of Rumah Ranggong and their communal boundary between them.

The three witnesses are Tuai Rumah Belili anak Liom from Rumah Belili, Buak anak Jenau from Rumah Ampau and Tuai Rumah Umpor Anak Lunsa from Rumah Umpor.

At 4pm the trial was adjourned and set to another date on the 24 to 28 January 2011.

The case was presided by Justice Datuk Albert Linton, while Harrison Ngau Laing represented the Plaintiffs headed by Changgai Anak Dali and a few others from Rumah Ranggong. George Lo represented the First Defendant, BLD Resources Sdn. Bhd. and Joseph Cheoh represented the Sarawak Land and Surveys Department and the Sarawak State Government.

Previously in 2008, BLD Resources sued Changgai Anak Dali for allegedly trespassing into BLD’s plantation. Changgai disputed this suit saying that he and the residents of Rumah Ranggong have native customary rights (NCR) over the said land. In fact, in 1999, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between BLD Sdn. Bhd (sister company of BLD Resources), Sarawak Land Development Board (SLDB) and the NCR landowners at Ulu Niah, where Rumah Belili and Rumah Ranggong were the participating longhouses, to develop the Ulu Niah NCR land based on the joint venture project called ‘konsep baru’.

However in 2008, Changgai and his fellow villagers discovered to their horror that their NCR JV project was cancelled – reason given was the government made a mistake saying the land is NCR.

Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister, Alfred Jabu and the then Sarawak Minister for Housing Celestine Ujang handed out the 10 percent upfront payment worth RM294,990 in 2001 to the participants of the scheme. The promised dividends or bonus payments for the participants of the scheme were not paid until 10 years later when the residents protested against BLD’s suit.

In 2008, Jabu in in an attempt to pacify the angry villagers handed a cheque amounting to RM436,708.20 in dividends and bonuses to 226 participants of the Ulu Niah NCR Joint Venture Project. However, the suit made by BLD against them was not withdrawn and worst still, the State Government does not recognise the land as native customary land.

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Jungle campaign nightmare for S’wak opposition


Taken from Hornbill Unleashed

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By - AFP

Harrison Ngau’s description of dirty politics in the rainforest state of Sarawak on Borneo island reads like a chapter in a spy novel, complete with subterfuge, threats, and contraband.

The amiable one-time lawmaker says the challenges he had to overcome to score an unlikely election victory will again face Malaysia’s opposition when it contests statewide polls expected within months.

A political earthquake in 2008 national elections, which shook the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition’s half-century grip on power, has rendered timber-rich Sarawak and neighbouring Sabah state extremely strategic.

With Borneo now one of its last bastions of support, the coalition must fend off the resurgent opposition led by Anwar Ibrahim and retain its hold there in the next national elections if it wants to stay in office.

The upcoming Sarawak state polls will be a keenly watched bellwether with far-reaching implications for the multicultural, Muslim-majority nation which Barisan Nasional has ruled since independence in 1957.

bn supreme council mt meeting sapp sabah issue 190608 taib mahmudBut Harrison Ngau is quite sure that going on past performance, the coalition – fronted in Sarawak by ageing chief minister Abdul Taib Mahmud, who has been in power for 29 years – will put up a tough fight.

“It was a nightmare and still remains a nightmare for the opposition to win in Sarawak polls,” said Ngau, who served one term in parliament in the 1990s and is now a leading lawyer campaigning for native land rights.

When he decided to stand for office as an independent, no one gave him a chance of winning as his constituency was so huge, with voters scattered across jungles reachable only by boat, four-wheel-drive vehicles and plane.

“We had to campaign in Bario (highlands district) but we could not get a flight nor send our election pamphlets. The order from BN was: ‘Ngau should not set foot in Bario. His posters should not be seen here’,” he said.

Facing defeat, he came up with the idea of smuggling his election posters by hiding them inside empty biscuit tins, and air freighting them secretly to Bario, where they were quietly intercepted by friends.

NONE“The next morning my posters were hanging in Bario. It shocked my BN rival. To win elections in Sarawak one has to behave like a commando,” said the 49-year-old in his offices in the coastal town of Miri.

Ngau says the state remains in thrall to powerful political masters and tycoons who control the timber and plantations industries that have plundered the state’s natural resources.

The Pakatan Rakyat opposition alliance has set its sights on capturing Sarawak, campaigning on land rights for indigenous people, poverty and allegations of rampant political corruption.Read more here

August 19, 2010

Penan:Tribe in Transition


 

Documentary by veteran journalist James Ritchie about the Penan, the nomadic tribe of living in Sarawak on the island of Borneo and how their children are given education to enable them to survive in the modern world

Penan: Tribe in Transition Prt.1

Penan: Tribe in Transition Prt.2

Penan: Tribe in Transition Prt.3

Penan: Tribe in Transition Prt.4

Penan: Tribe in Transition Prt.5

Penan: Tribe in Transition Prt.6

Penan: Tribe in Transition Prt.7

August 18, 2010

Welcome to Sarawak Land of the Damn Dams!!!


 

Taken from Sarawak Headhunter

Sarawak – Land of the Dammed

If what Sarawak Energy Berhad (“SEB”) is scheming to implement for Sarawak together with elements of China’s state-owned companies involved in electricity-generation and hydro-electric power plants/dams, Sarawak will have the dubious honour of having the most number of dams in Malaysia (52 dams to be precise), which it does not need.
What does this mean for Sarawakians? Who will benefit from these dams and the electricity generated from them? How will they affect the natives and the wildlife who live in the areas where they are planned to be located? How will they affect the environment and the entire eco-systems of large parts of Sarawak? What will the costs be like and who will bear these costs? What will the profits be like and who will derive these profits?
The frightening conclusion is that the people of Sarawak, especially the natives, will continue to be held hostage and to ransom by Taib Mahmud, the Chief Minister and his family, henchmen and cronies for a very very long time (long even after Taib is dead and gone – he will be dead soon enough, sooner than later).
Take a look for instance at who is behind SEB, supposedly 65% owned by the state government. Why “supposedly”? Because Taib treats state government-owned corporations as if they were his own, and the same goes for his family, henchmen and cronies. As can be seen from its Annual Report 2007, most of the top management of SEB are either related in one way or another to Taib and are active participants in the continuing gang rape of Sarawak:

Hamed Sepawi is a cousin of Taib’s, also Chairman of Naim Cendera Holdings Berhad and Ta Ann Holdings Berhad. He is a timberman, formerly with STIDC (the Sarawak Timber Industrial Development Corporation) and holds a Master’s degree in Forest Products. Aziz Husain is Taib’s brother in law, former State Secretary, now full time mismanaging SEB for the sake of the family businesses. Wilson, present State Secretary, is married to Mohd Leo Toyad’s cousin.

J.C. Fong is former Sarawak State Attorney General responsible for drafting anti-NCR and other anti-native land laws for Taib’s regime. Idris Buang is Taib’s former Chief Political Secretary, also a Director of Hock Seng Lee Berhad (all Sarawakians should know the significance of this). Nordin Baharuddin is Chairman of KUB Malaysia Berhad and also a Director of Scomi Engineering Berhad (all Malaysians should know the significance of this).

Can they really be classified as “independent” directors? Only nominally.

Their secret plans to build 52 dams in collusion with China state-owned corporations involved in dams (especially the Three Gorges Dam project, described by Chinese journalist Dai Qing as “a black hole of corruption”) have been exposed previously. Notwithstanding this exposure, we can still expect these 52 dams to become 52 black holes of corruption! That is if there is no change in the state government in the next elections.

Let us have a closer look at those plans.

Click on the above link to get a copy of the PDF document of this Powerpoint presentation.
 

The Panda Bears and the Orang Utans have now teamed up to rob Sarawak in the name of friendship?
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Sarawak, Sabah – Beautiful states wrecked by bad politics


 

By Sim Kwang Yang

Forty-six years ago on 16 September, Sarawak and Sabah declared themselves a part of the new Federation of Malaysia.I should know; I was a scrappy 15-year-old young lad roaming the streets of Kuching.

Together with a bunch of equally scrappy boys in the neighbourhood, we sauntered down to the fort at the river side opposite the famous clock tower in the town centre on that fateful day near midnight.

We watched in silence as the Union Jack was lowered for the last time, and the new Malaysian flag was raised for the first time.We walked home through the deserted streets of Kuching, as Stephen Kalong Ningkan, an Iban and the first Chief Minister of Sarawak, spoke about independence on the radio.

Television was still a distant reality then.

Looking back 46 years later, I am quite amazed at how Sarawak has indeed progressed.Kuching has grown from a small town to a large city of half a million, with all the modern amenities that a city can offer.

Only an old timer like me can make that comparison and say how much we have gone forward materially since the time of colonial rule.Only Sabahans and Sarawakians know the secret, that these two eastern states of Malaysia are the most liveable places on this good earth.

These two states are huge, and sparsely populated. They are covered by one of the world’s oldest primary forests which are reputed to be 100 million years old.Half of the world’s living species are to be found in them.
God’s gift, man’s greed

Unfortunately, decades of indiscriminate logging has destroyed much of this most precious natural heritage handed by God to Sabahans and Sarawakians.Socially and culturally, Sarawak and Sabah feel like a whole universe apart from the rest of Malaysia.

The Malays are slightly over 20 percent in both these state and they live mainly along the coastal areas.They are worlds apart from the Malays in Malaya in their language, in their relationship with their ethnic neighbours, and in their political outlook.

Though very devout in their Islamic faith too, they have never embraced the kind of radical fundamentalism so rampant in West Malaysian states.Most Sarawakians speak more than two or three languages. (I can speak four and a bunch of Chinese dialects.)

Daily social interaction between the races is the norm, in the market place, in the office, and in the homes. Thirty percent of the marriages every year are inter-racial marriages.

Many friends of mine have mixed blood, and that improves their stock I think, because I still think Sarawak ladies are the most attractive Malayan ladies (Ipoh perhaps has the potential to match) in our land.

But then, I am hardly impartial!This has remained a deep secret in Malaysia.

Most of my friends in West Malaysia have never visited Sarawak or Sabah. Those who make brief visits on business cannot understand the subtle way of life of the locals.The Malayan Chinese who visit Kuching will always look and sound like sore thumbs among the local Chinese. Cantonese are the rare breed there.

Worlds’ apart in everything

I have known of many government officers posted from West Malaysia to Sarawak. More than a few of them fall in love with the land, get married there, and stay on forever.

Even the food is very distinctive there in Sarawak. The local hawker favourite is the Sarawak version of laksa, which is a world away from the laksa you find in Penang or elsewhere.

I think they put some kind of addictive drug inside, because some Sarawakians eat it everyday for breakfast. I would.Then there is their version of kolo mee, which I can also eat everyday.

I have been a permanent resident of KL for nine years, and I still have not gotten used to the Cantonese version of wanton mee.

Of course, the Foochow in Sibu will claim that their kampau mee is the best hawker fare in the world. Be warned. Once you have eaten a plate of kampau mee, it will feel like a blob of mud sitting in your stomach.

The last I had one plate of this Foochow mee, it cost me only RM1.20!Seafood is cheap and aplenty in those eastern states with very long coastlines and continental shelves.

Naturally, fishermen are suffering there because of bad government policies. But economically depressed Sarawakians and Sabahans can still enjoy cheap bountiful and fresh seafood the rich in the Klang valley can only dream of.

Abundance of diversity and variety

There are local food items in Sarawak that I cannot find in Kuala Lumpur.There is a wild fern there called midin

Sarawakian housewives will just walk into the surrounding jungle after a heavy rainy season, and these ferns will grow wild in abundance on rotting tree trunks.Fried with sambal belacan or just salt, it makes a heavenly dish.Wonder why there has not been a Sarawakian entrepreneur in Sarawak who will start exporting this fern to the posh restaurants in Kuala Lumpur?

Sarawak and Sabah have a thriving eco-tourism industry that has attracted many film makers ranging from travel TV magazines and food channels.Ian Wright was in an Iban longhouse and he looked like a complete alien there.

Sadly, Malaysian TV stations have given the Sarawakian and Sabahan natural beauty a wide berth and so tourists from West Malaysia prefer to visit China and Europe rather than the most beautiful places on earth in East Malaysia.Perhaps West Malaysian tourists are more interested in shopping than in nature.

I have grown old with Malaysia.

The bluest sky ever

I do not have many dreams left. One of my last few dreams is to live in the Sarawak jungle somewhere, with friendly native neighbours, with trees, birds and sprawling vegetation all around me.It will be nice to keep some pets, rear some chicken and ducks, and grow some vegetables and flowers.

If there is enough land, then I can plant some teak trees for profit.

But like hundreds of thousands of Sarawakians, I have to come to KL to ‘cari makan’, because Sarawak has been robbed of its wealth! So I just dream about returning to the land of my birth, the Bumi Kenyalang that nourished me, and the land dearest to my heart. I am returning for a visit at the end of this month. I shall see many old friends, especially the 80-year old Tua Kampung Ahmad Sahari at Kampung Pandan near Lundu.

I cannot wait to see him in his small wooden house by the Pandan Beach, facing the rolling salty South China Sea.The sky over his house must be the most beautiful corner of the entire universe.

Sarawak and Sabah are the most beautiful countries (meaning landscapes, not political entities) in the world that have been ravaged by bad primitive and corrupt politics.

That is why I stay away from talking about politics today so as not to spoil my good mood for the personal memory of 46 years ago.

August 17, 2010

Surat Aduan ADUN Sebuyau Julaihi Narawi Ke Tempat Kerja Rakyat

Filed under: Barisan Nasional,State Election — Pengayau @ 8:24 am
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Taken from Facebook

Julaihi Narawi’s companies

Source:Sarawak HeadHunter

Haji Julaihi
Kawasan Pilihanraya:   N.22 SEBUYAU


Nama: YB. TUAN HAJI JULAIHI BIN HAJI NARAWI
Tarikh Lahir: 13.04.1955
Alamat: No.86-87 Taman Heritage, Jalan Tun Abdul Rahman Yaakub, Kuching
No. Telefon (Pejabat): 082 – 257895
No. Telefon (Kediaman): 082 – 259102
No. Fak: 082 – 232994
Parti: Parti Pesaka Bumiputra Bersatu -PBB (BN)

Source:Dewan Undangan Negeri Sarawak

Lagu di tujukan khas buat YB Julaihi Narawi (Sebuyau)

Pengayau comment

Sik tauk maok komen apa gik..Nang BODOH!!!!!Mun kerja sik betol,apa kenak salah Rakyat komplen?Tok lah masalah sida YB2 tok,bila dah di pilih,bila dah ada kuasa,alu sombong,alu bongkak,sik boleh di tegur,sik boleh di kritik!!Kedak Raja yang berkuasa,kedak Dewa dari Kayangan!

Mungkin nya tok dah lupak yang nya di PILIH oleh Rakyat sebagai Wakil Rakyat dan mewakil Rakyat,untuk menyuarakan Suara Rakyat.Tapi sigek nya maok ingat,agi kira bagus Rakyat makey FB tok untuk berkongsi dan menyuarakan Pendapat sidak nya,jangan sampey Rakyat Sebuyau “Bersuara” makey UNDI kelak,baruk padan muka nya..

Tok Negara Demokrasi,salah kah seseorang menyuarakan pendapat?Kenak nya perlu nulis surat ngan majikan Si Pengadu?Ya bukan nya dlm Bidang Kuasa majikan nya empun.Nya bersuara in his personal capacity,bukan mewakili majikan nya ataupun sapa2.

Sepatut nya,nya merik penerangan ataupun merik penjelasan atas isu2 yang di bangkitkan,coba tanggar mana salah dan silap nya,coba tanggar ada asas sik semua isu yg di bangkit kan.YB ya manusia biasa bah,bukan nya Tuhan.Coba tanggar dari sudut yang positif dan bukan nya alu maok melatah sik tentu arah.Rakyat lebih suka YB yang dapat nerimak kedua2 Pujian ataupun Kritikan.Mun sik,mintak maap ajak lah,sekda masa nak melayan olah cmya gilak..

Lepas tok,kita semua nunggu ajak samaada majikan Sdr Wan Anizan akan ngambik tindakan terhadap nya,mun ada lah,memang udah sah lah YB Sebuyau tok menyalahguna kan kuasa.

In English,this is what we called “Politics of Fear and Suppression!!”

Ps:Sdr Wan Anizan,tolong update kmk orang semua pasal perkembangan dari Majikan ktk and May God Bless you.Kmk rasa,bnyk Rakyat Sebuyau menyokong perjuangan ktk

August 16, 2010

UMNOPutra?Bumiputra Malaya?Bumiputra Sabah&Sarawak?


 

Taken from Borneo Post

Struggle for equal rights continues

by Peter Sibon
August 14, 2010, Saturday

 Sarawak, Sabah Bumis should enjoy position as enshrined in federal constitution — Dompok

 PUTRAJAYA: Bumiputeras from Sarawak and Sabah should be accorded equal opportunities as their counterparts in the peninsula in all sectors especially in civil service, education and economy, said Minister of Primary Commodities and Industries Tan Sri Bernard Dompok.

Tan Sri Bernard Dompok
Tan Sri Bernard Dompok

He said under the federal constitution, Bumiputeras from Sarawak and Sabah were accorded equal status as their counterparts in Peninsular Malaysia.

 “Under the Technical Committee for Bumiputeras in Sarawak and Sabah, of which I am the chairman, we aim to achieve equality for all Bumiputeras regardless of their religion,” Dompok told The Borneo Post, Utusan Borneo and Oriental Daily at his office here on Thursday.

 He said the committee would meet from time to time to discuss pertinent issues which the members would then bring up to the cabinet.

Members comprise three federal ministers from Sabah and one from Sarawak: Minister of Rural and Regional Development Datuk Seri Safie Apdal; Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili and Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman (all from Sabah) and Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Datuk Sri Douglas Uggah Embas (Sarawak).

 He said their next meeting would be held at Uggah’s office.

 “The committee will meet and continue to discuss pertinent issues which we hope could be resolved by the cabinet, which is usually chaired by the prime minister,” he revealed.Read more here

Pengayau comment

Satu isu lapuk yang sepatut nya sudah lama di ketengah dan di bincangkan dan bukan hanya sekarang!!Sebagai contoh,Dasar Ekonomi Baru yang di ilhamkan Tun Abdul Razak pada tahun 197o an  dengan 30% Pegangan Ekuiti Bumiputra sebagai sasaran.DEB dirancang sebagai satu program jangka panjang yang akan berjalan selama 20 tahun, bermula dari tahun 1970 hingga tahun 1990.Setelah 40 tahun,adakah sasaran itu berjaya di capai?

Bumiputra mana kah yang menikmati Dasar ini?Bumiputra Malaya?Bumiputra Sabah&Sarawak? ataupun sekerat dua golongan UMNOPUTRA?

Apabila kita berbicara tentang soal Hak dan Keistimewaan dan Melayu dan Bumiputra,kita sepatut nya berpaksikan Artikel 153 Perlembagaan Persekutuan yang dengan jelas mengatakan:

Perkara 153. Perizaban kuota berkenaan dengan perkhidmatan, permit, dsb. bagi orang Melayu dan anak negeri mana-mana antara Negeri Sabah dan Sarawak.

(1) Menjadi tanggungjawab Yang di-Pertuan Agong untuk melindungi kedudukan istimewa orang Melayu dan anak negeri mana-mana antara Negeri Sabah dan Sarawak dan kepentingan sah kaum-kaum lain mengikut peruntukan Perkara ini.

(2) Walau apa pun apa-aa jua dalam Perlembagaan ini, tetapi tertakluk kepada peruntukan Perkara 40 dan peruntukan Perkara ini, Yang di-Pertuan Agong hendaklah menjalnakan fungsinya di bawah Perlembagaan ini dan undang-undang persekutuan mengikut apa-apa cara yang perlu untuk meindungi kedudukan istimewa orang Melayu dan anak negeri mana-mana antara Negeri Sabah dan Sarawak dan untuk memastikan perizaban bagi orang Melayu dan anak negeri mana-mana antara Negeri Sabah dan Sarawak apa-apa perkadaran yang difikirkan munasabah oleh Yang di-Pertuan Agong daripada jawatan dalam perkhidmatan awam (selain perkhidmatan awam sesuatu Negeri) dan daripada biasiswa, danasiswa dan keistimewaan pendidikan atau latihan yang seumpamanya atau kemudahan khas lain yang diberikan atau diadakan oleh Kerajaan Persekutuan dan, apabila apa-apa permit atau lesen dikehendaki oleh undang-undang persekutuan bagi mengendalikan apa-apa pertukangan atau perniagaan, maka, tertakluk kepada peruntukan undang-undang itu dan Perkara ini, daripada permit dan lesen itu.

(3) Yang di-Pertuan Agong boleh, bagi memastikan, mengikut Fasal(2), perizaban bagi orang Melayu dan anak negeri mana-mana antara Negeri Sabah dan Sarawak jawatan-jawatan dalam perkhidmatan awam dan biasiswa, danasiswa dan keistimewaan pendidikan atau latihan atau kemudahan khas lain, memberikan apa-apa arahan am yang dikehendaki bagi maksud itu kepada mana-mana Suruhanjaya yang baginya Bahagian X terpakai atau kepada mana-mana pihak berkuasa yang dipertanggungkan dengan tanggungjawab bagi pemberian biasiswa, danasiswa atau keistimewaan pendidikan atau latihan atau kemudahan khas lain itu; dan Suruhanjaya atau pihak berkuasa itu hendaklah mematuhi arahan itu dengan sewajarnya.

Selain daripada itu juga,perkara yang sama telah di tekan kan oleh 20/18 Point of Agreement  yang dengan jelas mengatakan:

Point 12: Special position of indigenous races

In principle, the indigenous races of North Borneo should enjoy special rights analogous to those enjoyed by Malays in Malaya, but the present Malays’ formula in this regard is not necessarily applicable in North Borneo

Secara amnya,kerajaan sering merujuk istilah Bumiputera sebagai warganegara Malaysia yang terdiri daripada tiga kategori iaitu:

(i) Orang Melayu yang ditakrifkan dalam Fasal (2), Perkara 160,
Perlembagaan Persekutuan;

(ii) Anak negeri Sabah dan Sarawak, ditakrifkan dalam Fasal (6)
Perkara 161A, Perlembagaan Persekutuan; dan

(iii) Orang Asli seperti yang ditakrifkan dalam Fasal (2) Perkara 160,
Perlembagaan Persekutuan.

Berhubung dengan kedudukan bumiputera Sarawak, perenggan (6)(a) Perkara 161A, Perlembagaan Persekutuan memperuntukkan bahawa ‘anak negeri’ bagi maksud negeri Sarawak ialah seseorang yang merupakan warganegara dan sama ada yang tergolong dalam salah satu daripada ras dengan izin race,yang dinyatakan dalam fasal (7) sebagai ras asli bagi Negeri itu atau yang berketurunan campuran yang berasal semata-mata daripada ras-ras itu.

Fasal (7) Perkara 161A memperuntukkan bahawa ras-ras yang dikira sebagai ras asli bagi negeri Sarawak bagi maksud takrif anak negeri dalam fasal (6) ialah:

Bukitan, Bisayah, Dusun, Dayak Laut, Dayak Darat, Kadayan,Kalabit, Kayan, Kenyah (termasuk Sabup dan Sipeng), Kajang (termasuk Sekapan,Kejaman, Lahanan, Punan, Tanjong dan Kanowit), kemudian Lugat, Lisum, Melayu,Melano, Murut, Penan, Sian, Tagal, Tabun dan Ukit.

Ini semua sudah jelas sejelas-jelas nya dan tak perlu di perjelaskan dgn lebih lanjut lagu.Bumiputra Sabah&Sarawak adalah sama taraf dengan Bumiputra di Malaya tetapi apa yang terjadi pada hari ini adalah sebaliknya.UMNO sering kali mengait kan Hak Keistimewaan Melayu dan Bumiputra ini dengan “Ketuanan Melayu” atau Ketuanan UMNO dengan lebih tepat nya.Bagaimana pula dengan Kuota Kemasukan ke IPTA?Saya di fahamkan Kuota yang di peruntukan adalah seperti berikut:

Melayu=60%
Cina=15%
India=15%
Bumiputra Sabah&Sarawak=10%

Persoalan nya sekarang,mengapa kah Bumiputra Sabah&Sarawak di letak kan di dalam kategori yang berlainan dan hanya di berikan 10% Kuota Kemasukan ke IPTA?Mengapa kita di berikan Hak dan Keistimewaan yang berlainan dengan Bumiputra Malaya?

Saya berpendapat,apabila kita menggunakan terma Ketuanan,ini bermakna,dengan ada nya Tuan.sudah tentu ada nya Hamba.Ataupun “When there is a Slave,there would always be a Slave Master” dalam Bahasa Inggeris nya.Setelah hampir setengah abad Merdeka,ada kah kita(Bumiputra Sabah&Sarawak) menikmati Hak dan Keistimewaan seperti yang di nikmati saudara2 kita di Malaya?

Ini adalah salah satu contoh jelas perlanggaran Perlembagaan Persekutuan yang merupakan asas,tiang dan sendi Negara kita.Dengan itu,persoalan nya sekarang,apa kah yang telah di lakukan oleh Pemimpin2 kita dari Sabah&Sarawak selama ini untuk memperjuangkan Hak dan Keistimewaan ini?????

August 12, 2010

Hundreds gather for World’s Indigenous People Day


 

Three hundred Orang Asal, native rights activists and others gathered at Bagan Lalang Beach in Sepang, Selangor, today, to commemorate the World’s Indigenous People Day (Hari Orang Asal Sedunia – HOAS) with a slew of activities aimed at educating and fostering understanding between Orang Asal and the public.

This year the celebrations were organised by the Malaysian Network for Indigenous People (JOAS) along with Center for Orang Asli Concerns (COAC) and the Selangor chapter of the Orang Asli Association of Peninsular Malaysia (POASM), with the assistance of Tourism Selangor Sdn Bhd and the state government.More picture here

Kenyataan JOAS untuk Hari Orang Asal Sedunia 2010

“KEPELBAGAIAN BUDAYA DAN TRADISI ORANG ASAL”

 Kenyataan Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia (JOAS)

9 Ogos 2010

Pada tahun 1994, Persidangan Agung PBB telah mengambil keputusan untuk merayakan Hari Orang Asal Sedunia pada 9 Ogos setiap tahun. Ini merupakan salah satu daripada pencapaian terbesar dalam penat lelah perjuangan Orang Asal di peringkat tempatan sehinggalah di peringkat antarabangsa dalam memperjuangkan pengikhtirafan identiti tersendiri dan hak kolektif bersama yang tidak boleh dipisahkan daripada Orang Asal. Salah satu lagi pencapaian terbesar bagi golongan masyarakat Orang Asal sedunia ialah apabila Persidangan Agung PBB telah mengadaptasi dan menerima Deklarasi Hak Orang Asal (UNDRIP) pada 13 September 2007.

Deklarasi Hak Orang Asal (UNDRIP) kini merupakan sebahagian daripada perundangan antarabangsa hak asasi manusia. UNDRIP menetapkan piawaian minima bagi pengikhtirafan hak kolektif bersama Orang Asal yang perlu dituruti oleh pihak kerajaan, agensi-agensi PBB, pendana-pendana dan program-program berkaitan dengan Orang Asal. Kerajaan Malaysia telah bersama-sama mempersetujui dan menerima adaptasi Deklarasi Hak Orang Asal (UNDRIP) bersama dengan 143 buah negara yang lain. Ini bermaksud, pihak kerajaan yang telah bersetuju, mempunyai tanggungjawab secara moral dan juga politik, untuk menuruti Deklarasi Hak Orang Asal (UNDRIP), sabagai sebahagian daripada tanggungjawab bersama menghormati hak asasi manusia, bukan sahaja di peringkat kebangsaan tetapi juga di peringkat antarabangsa.

Dalam usaha untuk membina masyarakat yang ‘pluralistic’, yang berbilang kaum dan agama, golongan masyarakat Orang Asal memainkan peranan yang penting dalam amalan budaya dan tradisi yang dikekalkan sejak bergenerasi lamanya. Adat yang diperturunkan dari Orang Tua diwarisi oleh golongan muda, agar tidak lapuk ditelan zaman dan akan diteruskan ke generasi akan datang. Budaya, tradisi, dan Adat Orang Asal merupakan tunjang bagi identiti dan martabat Orang Asal, yang hidup bersama dalam perkongsian bersama hak kolektif Orang Asal di atas tanah, wilayah dan sumber asli komuniti Orang Asal.

Masyarakat Orang Asal kini menghadapi masalah eksploitasi dan rampasan tanah, wilayah dan sumber asli yang berterusan oleh pihak kerajaan dan syarikat swasta; penindasan budaya melalui pelan-pelan komersil; penafian Izin Makluman Awal, Bebas dan Telus (FPIC) ke atas perkara yang memberi kesan kepada Orang Asal, ini termasuklah pembentukkan perundangan, polisi dan program tanpa melibatkan Orang Asal. Ini menjadi lebih teruk lagi, apabila pelan-pelan pembangunan yang agresif dan rakus tanpa mengira piawaian mapan, telah menceroboh masuk ke kawasan Orang Asal dan telah meninggalkan kesan-kesan buruk kepada pencemaran alam dan kehilangan sumber asli di kawasan itu yang telah sekaligus melupuskan budaya dan tradisi Orang Asal yang telah diamalkan sejak generasi lamanya dalam menjaga kawasan dan sumber asli mereka. Pelan pembangunan tidak lestari/mapan seperti perladangan kelapa sawit besar-besaran, pembinaan projek mega empangan dan termasuk juga skema pembangunan dan dasar ekonomi yang langsung tidak mencerminkan aspirasi Orang Asal, sedang berleluasa dan semakin lama semakin membinasakan alam sekitar dan sumber asli hutan, sungai dan persisiran pantai. Ini sekaligus memusnahkan penerusan amalan budaya dan tradisi Orang Asal yang hidup rapat dan bergantung kepada alam sekeliling dan sumber asli mereka.

Situasi ini telah mengancam kehidupan dan kesinambungan masyarakat Orang Asal. Selagi pihak kerajaan menafikan pengikhtirafan Hak Orang Asal sebagai golongan masyarakat yang mempunyai identiti tersendiri yang perlu hidup dengan hak kolektif bersama – terutamanya sekali ke atas Tanah,Wilayah dan Sumber – ketidakadilan sosial yang sedang berlaku kepada Orang Asal akan bertambah teruk lagi. Oleh itu, ianya merupakan satu tanggungjawab yang penting bagi pihak kerajaan untuk mengambil tindakan terhadap permintaan Orang Asal, mengadakan dialog yang berkesan mengenai pengikhtirafan Orang Asal sebagai golongan masyarakat yang mempunyai identiti tersendiri, dan membina kerjasama dalam mengatasi isu-isu yang berkenaan dengan pihak kerajaan dan juga masyarakat Orang Asal.

Deklarasi Hak Orang Asal (UNDRIP) menyediakan satu rangka kerja yang kritikal dalam membina hubungan yang baik di antara pihak kerajaan dan golongan masyarakat Orang Asal dalam seruan untuk menghormati dan mengamalkan Hak Orang Asal. Ia juga menyediakan langkah-langkah untuk mengatasi konflik di antara pihak kerajaan dan masyarakat Orang Asal dengan cara yang aman dan damai. Adaptasi ataupun penerimaan kerajaan Malaysia terhadap Deklarasi Hak Orang Asal (UNDRIP) sekarang harus diambil tindakan positif, agar menghentikan diskriminasi yang berlaku dan pihak kerajaan harus menghentikan penafian hak ke atas Orang Asal sebagai golongan masyarakat yang mempunyai identiti tersendiri dan hak kolektif bersama.

Apabila kita merayakan Perayaan Hari Orang Asal Sedunia bersama-sama dengan pihak kerajaan, agensi-agensi PBB, pendana tempatan dan juga antarabangsa, kita juga mesti mencari jalan yang bermakna agar hubungan yang terjalin berjangka masa lama, menuju kesedaran hak kolektif bersama Orang Asal yang akan menyumbangkan kepada keamanan, keadilan, kesama-rataan, dan pembangunan yang mapan dan lestari untuk semua.

Sempena Perayaan Hari Orang Asal Sedunia, seruan kepada kesemua saudara-mara dan keluarga Orang Asal seluruh dunia, mari kita bersama-sama kekalkan dan kuatkan perjuangan kita terutamanya sekali di peringkat komuniti, dan meluaskan dan memperkasakan lagi solidariti dan kerjasama di peringkat negara masing-masing dan juga di peringkat benua, dan seterusnya di seluruh dunia, bersama-sama menuju kesedaran dan aspirasi yang sama untuk mengekalkan identiti dan martabat kita sebagai masyarakat Orang Asal!

BERSAMA-SAMA MERAYAKAN HARI ORANG ASAL SEDUNIA
DENGAN MARTABAT DAN SOLIDARITI!

Orang Asal … oh-oh Orang Asal,
Mengapa nangis, matamu bengkak,
Aduh Papa, aduh lah mama, )
Hak Orang Asal, semakin ditindas.).. 2 X

Orang Asal oh-oh … Orang Asal,
Jangan nangis, jangan putus asa,
Ayuh semua, wahai Orang Asal )
Mari berjuang, pertahan hak kita.).. 2 X

Orang Asal … oh-oh … Orang Asal,
Mengapa nangis, matamu bengkak,
Aduh aru, aduhlah aki,)
Adat kami kini hampir hilang.) 2 X

Orang Asal oh-oh … Orang Asal,
Jangan nangis, jangan putus asa,
Ayuh semua, wahai Orang Asal)
Mari berjuang, tahan adat kita.).. 2 X

Penduduk Dayak Iban Rumah Umpor menyaman Kerajaan dan sebuah syarikat perladangan bagi mendapatkan hak


 

By Borneo Independent News Service

11Ogos 2010

MIRI- Penduduk Dayak Iban dari Rumah Umpor dari Ulu Sungai Niah, Bahagian Miri, Sarawak telah menyaman Kerajaan Negeri Sarawak, Jabatan Tanah dan Survei, Miri serta Syarikat perladangan Medan Mestika Sdn. Bhd. kerana menceroboh masuk ke dalam tanah NCR milik penduduk rumah panjang tanpa sebarang rundingan dan persetujuan.

 Jabatan Tanah dan Survei telah mengeluarkan Provisional Lease (PL) atau Geran Hak Milik Sementara iaitu Lot 85 Sawai Land District kepada syarikat Medan Mestika.

 Rumah Umpor yang diketuai oleh Tuai Rumah (TR) Umpor Anak Lunsa telah membawa kes ini ke Mahkamah Tinggi sejak Februari tahun 2008. Menurut penduduk Rumah Umpor, mereka telah memperolehi hak Adat ke atas Tanah tersebut secara adat Iban (acquired) sejak nenek moyang mereka atau mengikut undang-undang Kanun Tanah Negeri Sarawak dan/atau melalui undang-undang sebelumnya.

 Tanah adat tersebut adalah sebahagian tanah yang telah diberikan oleh kerajaan secara khusus kepada orang Iban Rumah Along yang diketuai oleh TR. Along anak Ranggau sebelum TR. Umpor sekarang.

 Pihak kerajaan melalui Pejabat Daerah Miri telah menerima dan merekodkan sempadan antara Rumah Umpor dengan rumah-rumah panjang yang berjiran di dalam pelan tanah yang dipanggil dalam bahasa Inggeris sebagai “Composite Plan Showing Distribution of Native Farming Land atSuai/Niah/Sibuti”. Tanah milik Rumah Umpor dan beberapa rumah panjang yang berjiran di sini dipanggil Kawasan P. Manggoi, Andom dan Ranggong (P.Manggoi’s Area, Andom’s Area and Ranggong’s Area) yang secara kolektifnya dikenali sebagai kawasan Remang (Remang’s Area) di kawasan tersebut.

 Penduduk Rumah Umpor dan nenek moyang mereka secara berterusan menduduki dan/atau bercucuk tanam di tanah adat tersebut sehingga ke hari ini. Tanah NCR mereka ini tidak pernah dihapus hak baik oleh pihak kerajaan sekarang dan/atau kerajaan terdahulu.

 Pihak kerajaan negeri Sarawak, malah melalu iJabatan Pertanian telah memberi bantuan pertanian kepada penduduk Rumah Umpor untuk membuka dan menanam tanaman di tanah adat tersebut.

 Pihak Kerajaan juga telah melantik Ketua Kaum (Tuai Rumah) bagi Rumah Umpor sehingga ke hari ini dan mengutip yuran taksiran tahunan dari Rumah Umpor.

 Walaupun demikian, PL untuk perladangan sawit masih dikeluarkan oleh Jabatan Tanah dan Survei untuk Syarikat Medan Mestika Sdn. Bhd. pada 12hb Disember, 2000 dan tanpa pengetahuan penduduk Dayak Iban Rumah Umpor.

 Laporan Taksiran Impak Alam Sekitar (EIA) yang dibuat pada tahun 2001 juga telah menerima dan mengakui kewujudan tanah Adat Rumah Umpor yang berada di dalam PL tersebut. Jabatan Tanah dan Survei Miri juga telah menerima kewujudan tanah adat yang dituntut oleh Rumah Umpor.

 Walaupun PL Lot 85 yang sebahagiannya meliputi tanah adat orang Dayak Iban Rumah Umpor, Jabatan Tanah dan Survei, Miri masih secara tidak sah telah mengeluarkan PL untuk syarikat tersebut dan tanpa melalui proses untuk menyukat kewujudan tanah adat di dalam PL tersebut. Pihak Jabatan tanah dan Servei bahkan secara tidak sah masih membenarkan syarikat tersebut memasuki dan mendapat milikan tanah yang meliputi tanah adat penduduk Rumah Umpor.

 Pada masa ini, kes Rumah Umpor sedang dalam perbicaraan penuh dan telah ditunda ke satu tarikh akan datang yang akan ditentukan oleh Mahkamah Tinggi, Miri

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