This is one of the reason why we as Sarawakians should support Pakatan Rakyat in order for the 18 Point of Agreement to be finally honoured after 47 years!!!!!! Before that,we must make sure Pakatan Rakyat form the next Federal and State Government!!!!!
Rosnah: Janji autonomi PKR di S’wak tak masuk akal
Ketua Puteri Umno Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin menyifatkan kenyataan Timbalan Presiden PKR Azmin Ali untuk memberi kuasa autonomi kepada Sarawak jika Pakatan Rakyat memerintah negara ini sebagai tidak berpijak di bumi nyata.Pernah baca 20/18 Point of Agreement tak?
Katanya kenyataan itu hanya bertujuan mengelirukan rakyat khususnya penduduk Sarawak.Siapa yang keliru?Apa yang mengelirukan?
Rosnah berkata barisan pemimpin PKR kini sanggup membuat apa sahaja termasuk untuk meraih sokongan rakyat berikutan pelbagai masalah yang melanda parti itu termasuk berhadapan dengan krisis keyakinan terhadap barisan kepimpinan sedia ada.Media UMNO yang kata.Biar rakyat yang menentukan nya nanti di PRU13
“Janji-janji kosong yang ditawarkan pemimpin pakatan pembangkang termasuk yang terbaru untuk memberi kuasa autonomi kepada Sarawak amat tidak masuk akal,” katanya dalam satu kenyataan.Sekali lagi,pernah baca 20/18 Point of Agreement tak?
Rosnah berkata Sarawak, yang diketahui kaya dengan hasil galian dan sumber alam semula jadi, tidak akan dilepaskan oleh PKR yang sememangnya menunggu untuk menguasai negeri-negeri yang mempunyai hasil yang banyak.Begitu juga Sabah.Kenapa UMNO beria2 hendak menguasai Sabah sehingga sanggup menggunakan taktik kotor termasuk Projek IC M untuk menggulingkan Kerajaan PBS satu ketika dulu?
“Apa yang terjadi di Selangor sudah cukup untuk menyedarkan semua pihak bahawa kerajaan pakatan pembangkang yang diterajui PKR sangat tamak dan ingin menyapu bersih semua hasil yang ada di negeri itu,” katanya.Siapa yang tamak?Siapa yang sapu selama ini?Mana bukti salahlaku dan rasuah yang di lakukan PKR di Selangor?Khir Toyo Parti mana?
Rosnah berkata beliau hairan kenapa Azmin tidak menjanjikan memberi wilayah autonomi kepada Pulau Pinang sebaliknya memilih Sarawak jika pakatan pembangkang memerintah.Sekali lagi,pernah baca 20/18 Point of Agreement tak?
“Adakah kerana takut dengan DAP, lantas beliau tidak menamakan Pulau Pinang, sebaliknya memilih Sarawak semata-mata untuk mengambil hati penduduk di negeri itu sedangkan kerajaan Barisan Nasional telah membangunkan Sarawak dari pelbagai aspek sehinggakan rakyat di situ sentiasa memilih BN sebagai pemerintah setiap kali pilihan raya diadakan,” katanya.
Bodoh,Bangang,Bahlol,Bongok,Bengap.Hanya Taib Mahmud,keluarga nya dan Pemimpin2 BN Sarawak yang “Membangun”.Tak percaya?Sila klik di sini
Ketua Puteri UMNO nie orang Sabah,sepatut nya dia tak payah nak masuk campur hal orang Sarawak dan dia patut tahu Kuasa Autonomi yang telah di janji kan kepada Sabah,Sarawak semasa Pembentukan Malaysia pada tahun 1963.Banyak lagi masalah di Sabah tu.Tolong selesaikan lah oii…
KOTA KINABALU – The World Bank (WB) in Washington has confirmed through a new study that Sabah is not only the poorest state in Malaysia but it’s likely to stay that way for a considerable length of time given current efforts in poverty eradication.
The bottomline was that Malaysia’s economic planning in Sabah so far has not been for inclusive growth.
The study contained in the World Bank’s 2010 Malaysia Economic Monitor (MEM), the third in its series, was handed over last night to the state government by WB representative Emmanuel Jimenez, also Human Development Sector Director (East Asia and Pacific Region).
“Although efforts by the Government have somewhat brought down the poverty rate, it’s still not enough,” said Jimenez. “The MEM shows that Sabahans continue to struggle to make ends meet. This is more evident in the outskirts of the towns.”
Sabah is far behind other states
According to Jimenez, the deep levels of poverty in Sabah could be seen from the fact that although the state has only 10 per cent of Malaysia’s population, it has 40 per cent of the poverty. In contrast, Selangor which has nearly a quarter of the country’s population has less than 10 per cent of the poor.
The WB has also identified that most of the poor can be found in the rural areas mainly among the Rungus in the north and Orang Sungai in the east, both Kadazandusun groups; and the Suluks in the east who are a Muslim group from the Philippines from the days of the Sulu Sultanate. There are also poor among all other communities including in the urban areas among the Chinese.
Nasrun, in his comments, praised the WB for accurately identifying poverty and regional disparity as the main critical issues concerning Sabah. He disclosed that the MEM was put together with input from Sabah which was visited by a WB team several months ago.
“We are fortunate to have access to the WB’s vast expertise in addressing issues of poverty, regional disparity and inclusive growth,” said Nasrun. “They can advise us in taking a holistic approach towards addressing these challenges.”
He lamented that if compared with the states in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah is very much far behind in both hard and soft infrastructure.
A fact to be accepted with an “open heart” for change
Some of the areas of deep concern, he added, were health, education, social facilities and services and human resource development. “Deep pockets of poverty exist in certain socio-economic groups as well as in certain areas of the state where the poor have the least access to services and employment opportunities.”
On a brighter note, Nasrun hopes that the principle of inclusiveness as spelt out in the New Economic Model will bring relief to Sabah. He particularly cited the National Economic Transformation Programme (NETP) and the National Key Result Areas (NKRA) which had pledged improvements in the supply of water and electricity and rural roads, among others.
Ranau MP Siringan Gubat wasn’t surprised that Sabah has been listed as the poorest state. It should be accepted with “an open heart although it’s bitter pill to swallow”, he admitted.
He feels that the federal government should in turn “open its eyes” and accept the fact that it needs to change according to what the people want.
“At present, the federal government is merely using Sabah as an economic resource,” said Gubat who is also United PasokMomogun KadazanDusunMurut Organisation (Upko) vice president.
“If the federal government goes in the same direction as the state government, there’s no reason why Sabah cannot progress and prosper.”
Vast amount of resources, but still poorest
Besides considerable oil and gas reserves, Sabah also has vast areas under timber, oil palm, rubber, cocoa and other commodities. He wants to know where these commodities are sent to and who actually benefits from them ‘since it doesn’t seem to be the people”.
Kota Kinabalu-based social activist, human rights lawyer and newspaper columnist Nilakrisna Isnarti James commented that Sabah’s current status was the very fear that drove her grandfather and famed Kadazan nationalist O.K.K. Sedomon Gunsanad (1894-1996) of Keningau to oppose the idea of the state agreeing to help form the new federation of Malaysia. James Ongkili recorded this fact in his book on the formation of Malaysia, she added.
“If Malaysia was formed in equality and partnership between Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Sabah and Sarawak, why is that we are the poorest after almost 50 years? she asked rhetorically. “On top of that we are being increasingly disenfranchised and may end as internally displaced persons or refugees in our own land.”
She called upon the federal government to demonstrate sincerity and pledge itself towards greater equity in dealing with the rich resources of Sabah and addressing the welfare and concerns of the people.
“The WB report confirms what we have been saying all along,” said Common Interest Group Malaysia (CigMA) deputy chair Daniel John Jambun. “The poverty rate in Sabah and Sarawak is not as low as that made out to be by the federal government. The evidence is all around us.”
He intends to propose that CigMA, an ad hoc apolitical movement, call for a workshop soon to debate the WB report in Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.
Penafian Kerajaan UMNNO/BN Sabah!!
Monday, 15 November 2010 15:35
KOTA KINABALU – The Barisan Nasional (BN) ruling state government slammed on the recent report released by World Bank (WB) which stated that Sabah was still the ‘poorest state’ in the country.
According to the State Economic Planning Unit (EPU) director, Ismail Abdullah, the WB’s 2010 Malaysia Economic Monitor (MEM) Report was “a gross misinterpretation” and it was disappointing that the poverty in Sabah has been “twisted.”
He said in a statement: “The EPU, as the state’s central planning agency, is disappointed because the fact on poverty in Sabah was twisted and used to downgrade the state government’s image even though the state administration under the leadership of Chief Minister Musa Aman is really committed to developing Sabah and reducing poverty incidence.”
Ismail noted that the WB’s report did mentioned about the significant decrease in the incidence of poverty in the state between 1976-2004.
He also said the Statistics Department figures had showed that the incidence of household poverty had gone down from 24.2% in 2004 to 16.4% in 2007 where the chief minister “was in control.”
He further said that the 2008/2009 financial crisis and inflation caused by fuel subsidies reduction were factors to be considered for the continued high incidence of household poverty.
The mean monthly gross income of Sabahans had increased RM2,593 in 2004 to RM3,102 in 2009 or 5.3% annually during that period, he said.
He added that more Sabahans have received an income of between RM1,000 to RM1,999 last year.
The EPU director cited statistics from CIA World Fact Book which stated in 2004, some 12 per cent of the population in the United States and 14 per cent in the United Kingdom were living below their respective poverty line and therefore, classified as poor.
“Do these (figures) make United Kingdom and United States poor countries or poorest amongst the developed countries which perform better than them?” he asked.