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August 31, 2012

Do you guys know that there is NO Oil Refineries in Kelantan Sabah, Sarawak?

Filed under: Borneo Agenda — Pengayau @ 10:36 am

Do you guys know that there is NO Oil Refineries in Kelantan Sabah, Sarawak?

Do you guys know that there is one Oil Refinery (Shell) in Lutong, Miri but has to be close due to loses and thus making it impractical to still be put in operation 10 years ago?

Do you guys know that Malaysia’s first oil well was discovered by Shell on Canada Hill in Miri, Sarawak in 1910. Shell’s Miri No. 1 was spudded on 10 August that year, and began producing 83 barrels per day in December?

Do you guys know that we only have LNG Plant in Bintulu while the government has plan to built RM62 Billion Oil Refinery Plant in Johore, yes in Johore, how ironic is that?

Do you guys know that Terenganu has their Oil Refinery Plant

Do you guys know that oil and gas contractors from Sabah, Sarawak only allocated of 30% of various jobs and contracts (Downstream) by Petronas?

Do you guys know that Sarawak and Sabah produced petroleum earlier than Terengganu and Kelantan. History of Petroleum in Miri dated back to the early 1900’s?

Sabah and Sarawak are the big oil and gas producing states and yet we do not benefit as what we rightfully deserved?

This is not fair for Sabah,Sarawak especially when there are no development projects allocated by Petronas in Sabah,Sarawak. Our oil and gas has been siphoned away and exported

We should be looking at some positive development programs to help the Sabah, Sarawak economy and not by simply shipping out our valuable crude oil to a foreign refinery first, then we buy back the refined petrol at a high price. Don’t wait until our crude oil and natural petroleum gas to run dry, then only consider to set up the related oil and gas industry.

Anwar Ibrahim says Pakatan Rakyat will give 20% royalty to Sarawak Sabah while Dr. Jeffrey says it should be 50%. It is not up to Federal government to tell us how much they would like to give us of our own money earned through our own resource. It is up to Sarawak and Sabah to suggest how much to give the Federal Government!

For example, why can’t we get a good 4 lane trunk road for Sarawak? Air travel is not cheap in Sarawak. In Malaya such road is a norm. And as I said, do not come and tell me that Sarawak is sparsely populated and therefor difficult to develop because we have income from oil and gas if it is allocated fairly to meet Sarawak need.

What constitute the 5% royalty repatriation? Is it from revenue generated from our petroleum? Then who among us are sitting within Petronas management to oversee this? This is just like the sawit JV with big Malayan companies. They farm our land, yet not one of us sits as director or managers within those companies?

Not only we’re lacking in terms of infrastructures but Sabah, Sarawak is one of the poorest state in Malaysia? Dont talk about income per capita as the big gap betwen the rich and poor and if im not mistaken, Kelantan is among the poorest state too.

How ironic is that? We are RICH but yet we are POOR so my question is, who BENEFITS from all this?

Who own the biggest oil companies in Malaysia? Scomi- is Abdullah Bidawi’s son and Kencana is Tun Mahathir’s son. I am sure Najib is already creating another for his son after he changed the CEO of Petronas. It becomes apparent that Sarawak Sabah oil and gas is made the ‘fixed deposit” of Prime Ministers income through their children.

But Sarawak Government are totally silence on this issue. The BN Government continue to try and build good relationship with Federal Govt based on losses of income to Sarawak. What is the point? We hear of our state government begging for money to develop Sarawak when it should be rightfully in our hand, isn’t that comical?

Last but not least, the other shocking revelation that has come to my knowledge is that 80% of the oil produced by Petronas is not sold directly to the world market but is channelled through 6 OPTION HOLDERS who obtain the supply from Petronas at well below market prices (1974 prices to be exact). These option holders or agents are the ones reaping the benefits and huge profits in the oil price hikes.
Ps : Should i rant more everyday to wake and whack you guys up? SIGH!

August 30, 2012

Sabah, Sarawak the Kingmaker. Ini Kali Kah?


13th General Election

BN : Survival!

PR : Change!

STAR Sabah / UBF / UBA : Kingmaker

There is 222 Parliament seats

Malaya : 166 (75%)

Sarawak : 31 (14%)

Sabah : 26 including Labuan (11%)

Kalau Bukan Kita, Siapa Lagi? Kalau Bukan Sekarang, Bila Lagi? Ini Kali Lah!!

I have to admit, Dr Jeffrey G Kitingan is indeed a Maverick Politician and everyone has failed to understand his present move

Knowing that STAR Sabah is no way either in Heaven or Hell has the capabilities to fight agaisnt the Gigantic BN Machinery or the Mighty PR Warlords be it in the State or Parliament, he choose to play safe but yet a genius move when he choose to be in a position to leverage both PR and BN in the event of Hung Parliament (When neither BN or PR has an absolute majority of seats in the Parliament to form the Federal Government)

 

 

Sabah/Sarawak both plays a roles as King Maker for both BN and PR. Both need us to form the next Federal Government and we need to have this King – making role in order to pursue our rights

This tactical manevouring hatched by Dr Jeffrey is to ensure more bargaining power for the States agaisnt the Federal Government. What happen now was the Centralisation of Power to Federal while the State remain subservient to Federal.

Sabah has did this in 1980s through PBS Government but they fall from grace by dirty/undemocratic tactics by the all powerful Federal/Central government.

This is to protect / fights for the interests of Sabah, Sarawak vis a vis the 1963 Malaysia Agreement, 20/18 Points of Agreement, the Inter Governmental Committee Report and the Cobbold Commission report

What UBF (United Borneo Front), UBA (United Borneo Alliance), STAR Sabah trying to do is reviving Sabah Alliance which was the predecessor to BN Sabah.

Back in the 1963 – 1973, there was Alliance ( Malaya) lead by Tunku Abdul Rahman from UMNO, Sarawak Alliance lead by Stephen Kalong Ningkan from SNAP and Sabah Alliance lead by Tun Fuad Stephens from UPKO functioning as Equal Partner and when Barisan Nasional was form in 1973, both 3 Alliance being incorporated into 1, Barisan Nasional under the chairmanship of Tun Abdul Razak, the then 2nd Prime Minister of Malaysia

Barisan Nasional was formed in 1973 as the natural evolution from Perikatan (UMNO, MCA and MIC), but expanding to include PPP, PAS and Gerakan who until that point were opposition but joined the broader Barisan Nasional after the May 13th 1969 events in the name of national interest with local parties in Sabah, Sarawak

It was also the beginning of the end of the earlier consulative/collective style of the earlier Perikatan style of governing. UMNO took a more dominant role more in keeping of the number of seats they held

From then on UMNO (with Tun Razak at the helm) moved to play a more dominant in the coalition. with seats having to be doled out so that the BN parties would not be competing with each other thus the beginning of  another concept of  Malayan Colonisation of Sabah, Sarawak in the name of Power Sharing.

Barisan Nasional is a legally registered party which all the other parties belong too. There is no vote in BN as far as I know. The president and deputy president of UMNO automatically become the Chairman and deputy chairman of BN

United Borneo Front – Kingmaker or Bust?

I must  commend Jeffrey Kitingan for coming up with this grand idea/plan to finally thwart the ruling Umno. If everything falls into place, it will work.  Yes, I’m saying Umno, because BN=Umno and Umno=BN .

Let us not pretend otherwise as all the other 14 component parties are just mere appendages of Umno.  This brilliant idea can only of course work if Jeffrey’s war cry of ‘Unity is Duty’ is heeded by both Sabahans and Sarawakians alike.

In order to achieve this lofty goal many factors will have to be over come  by Jeffrey’s  group or party. In addition, many more  factors must work in Jeffrey’s favour for the aspiration  to come to fruitation.

With so many political parties and individuals trying their luck in this political jackpot, it suffice that as many ‘problems’ will arise.

The easier part will be to win substantial number of seats to render Umno-BN unable to form the government by itself.

The harder  part will be to keep the coalition together.  If the opposition were successful, will it be 2008 all over again or in Sabah’s case , 1994 rewind?

Umno has all the money  (rakyat’s to be sure) to buy any  politician.  What can this loose amalgamation of people/political parties with different concept  of ‘winning’ do to ensure that  this  ‘pakatan’  does not fall apart?

Your guess is as good as mine. What about making everyone in the opposition seeking to topple Umno/ BN come up with a written pledge to the rakyat that they will not be bought over by Umno if they win?  It might get a couple more votes.

Meanwhile , best of luck Sabahans and Sarawakians!

Please read below article written by Raja Petra Kamarudin on 13th February 2011. I believe this should be a WAKE UP CALL for us Sabahans, Sarawakians :

The Key to Putrajaya

By Raja Petra Kamarudin

PETALING JAYA: For a long time now, since 1963, Sabah and Sarawak have held the ‘key’ to Putrajaya. He who ‘holds’ Sabah and Sarawak, therefore, possesses this key.

This is mainly because Peninsular or West Malaysia controls only 74% or 165 of the 222 Parliament seats. The balance 26% or 57 Parliament seats are in Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan.

And that was why Umno decided to go into Sabah in 1990 and aspire to also go into Sarawak if they could — but can’t as long as Chief Minister Taib Mahmud is still alive (which means they would probably do so once Taib is no longer around as Chief Minister).

The March 2008 general election proved this point very clearly. The 165 Parliament seats in Peninsular Malaysia were split almost 50:50 with 80 plus seats going to Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat each. It is because Barisan Nasional managed to win almost all the seats in East Malaysia that it got to form the federal government, yet again.

East Malaysia has always been treated as Barisan Nasional’s ‘fixed deposit’ or ticket to Putrajaya. Barisan Nasional does not deny this and, in fact, openly admitted that this is so. At least Barisan Nasional is honest about what ‘role’ Sabah and Sarawak are playing in the whole scheme of things — the role of ‘kingmaker’.

So what does that say about the importance of East Malaysia? By Barisan Nasional’s own admission, East Malaysia is the route to federal power. And East Malaysia is being treated as a means to ensure that Barisan Nasional gets to retain power.

This may not have been too apparent in the past. But the result of the March 2008 general election amplified this point and made it even clearer that no one gets to form the federal government, whether it is Barisan Nasional or Pakatan Rakyat, unless they first figure out how to win (or retain) power in Sabah and Sarawak.

Sabahans and Sarawakians have finally woken up to this fact — not that many did not know this earlier. And those who may not have realised this earlier now do. You do not get to form the federal government without the support of East Malaysia. That is the simple and extremely clear fact.

The question now would be are Sabahans and Sarawakians prepared to continue to allow East Malaysia to be used as a mere stepping-stone to Putrajaya? Are they prepared to continue to be tools of federal or Kuala Lumpur-based political parties in their quest for power? Or do they now want to become equal partners in a political alliance that rules Malaysia as equal partners?

For too long Sabah and Sarawak have been treated as mere colonies. No doubt Sabah and Sarawak got their independence from Britain and in the same breath became part of Malaysia back in 1963 — and with this they ceased to be colonies of England. But did Sabah and Sarawak really shed their colony status or did they merely exchange one colonial master for another? Did they, as I have written many times before, get rid of the white colonial masters and merely swapped them with brown colonial masters?

Swapping one master for another

One misconception that must be corrected is that Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore did not ‘join’ Malaysia. Malaysia did not exist before 1963 so what was there to join? What really happened was that Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore agreed to team up with the Federation of Malaya as equal partners to form Malaysia.

What this means, therefore, is that Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore were equal to Malaya, which at that time comprised of 11 states. Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore were not equal to Selangor, Perak, Penang, Johor, Kelantan, Terengganu, Kedah, Perlis, Pahang, etc. However, today, Sabah and Sarawak are being treated as just two more states in a Malaysia made up of 13 states.

And that was what Singapore could not accept, which resulted in Singapore eventually leaving Malaysia to become an independent republic. Singapore realised that it was not really getting independence after all. It was just swapping one colonial master for another. It was being downgraded from an equal partner to Malaya to just another of the 14 states of Malaysia, equal in status to one of the original 11 states of pre-Malaysia.

Sabah and Sarawak did not follow Singapore’s move of leaving Malaysia. That was because the leaders of Sabah and Sarawak, unlike the Singapore leaders, were compromised. And those who refused to be compromised were ousted or died mysterious deaths. Basically, the federal government had the Sabah and Sarawak leaders in its pocket. And these compromised leaders allowed the ‘backdoor’ re-colonisation of Sabah and Sarawak.

Sabah and Sarawak not only teamed up with Malaya to form Malaysia as equal partners but also on the basis of the 20-Point and 18-Point Agreements respectively. However, once the early leaders of Sabah and Sarawak were compromised, the 20-Point and 18-Point Agreements were pushed into the background and conveniently forgotten.

We need to look at these two Agreements again. And we need to not only look at them but also explore how the spirit of these Agreements can be restored. Whoever wants to form the next federal government must give Sabah and Sarawak a firm commitment that the 20-Point and 18-Point Agreements will be honoured.

Thus far there is no indication that both sides of the political divide place much importance in this matter.Fundamental to these agreements is to allow Sabahans and Sarawakian what I would call self-determination, for want of a better phase.

This may not tantamount to autonomy seeing that national defence, internal security, foreign policy, and so on, are federal policies and outside the jurisdiction of the states. Nevertheless, there are still many areas not within the ambit of the federal government, which are state matters, but which the states are not being allowed to manage or decide on their own.

Self-determination needed

The Malaysian Civil Liberties Movement (MCLM) is of the view that the entire relationship between the federal government and East Malaysia needs to be reviewed. Things are not happening the way it was intended when Malaysia was first created. There is no so-called partnership between Malaya, Sabah and Sarawak.

What we have instead is a federalisation policy where Sabah and Sarawak are just two of 13 states that come under the domination of the federal government.

To demonstrate that the national or Kuala Lumpur-based political parties are sincere and genuine about ‘de-federalisation’ (again, for want of a better phase) they must first end their policy of the domination of East Malaysian politics. They must allow Sabah- and Sarawak-based political parties to chart their own direction and determine their own future.

The 20-Point and 18-Point Agreements must be the basis of the relationship between Kuala Lumpur and East Malaysia.

MCLM would like to see the national or Kuala Lumpur-based parties releasing their stranglehold on East Malaysian politics. Let the Sabah- and Sarawak-based parties contest the state and general elections.

National or Kuala Lumpur-based parties should form alliances or have electoral pacts with these Sabah- and Sarawak-based parties and assist them in whatever way required. National or Kuala Lumpur-based parties should not instead contest seats in Sabah and Sarawak and engage East Malaysia in three- or more-corner fights.

There may still be three- or more-corner fights in Sabah and Sarawak. In any election this can’t be avoided and is perfectly legal and constitutional. But let it not be the national or Kuala Lumpur-based parties that trigger these multi-corner fights.

Let it be known that the national or Kuala Lumpur-based parties will ensure that they will not be the culprits in multi-corner fights but would instead help the Sabah- and Sarawak-based parties in their attempt to deny Barisan Nasional the states.

MCLM supports the idea of a United Borneo Front comprising of Sabah- and Sarawak-based political parties. MCLM also supports the move to restore the letter and the spirit of the 20-Point and 18-Point Agreements.

MCLM will work towards ensuring that Sabah and Sarawak are allowed self determination so that they can chart their own direction and determine their own future with the help of the other opposition parties in Pakatan Rakyat.

August 29, 2012

What is there for us Sabahans / Sarawakians to be proud of as Malaysians? Susah – susah, cerai jak kita!


We’ve been brainwashed, cheated, conned, shortchanged for over 49 years, History being distorted, Truth being concealead, Textbook being corrupted, Resources being sucked up dry, Rights being denied, Welfare being ignored so what is there for us Sarawakians to be proud of as Malaysians?

We had been sweet-talked by the leaders from Kuala Lumpur who offered us sweet promises into believing that Sabah would be an equal partner in the new country and would share the wealth fairly.

The real fact was we have already gained independence from the British earlier before we were colonized by the leaders from Kuala Lumpur

The political game in Malaysia was being played and masterminded by Malaya and after the agreement to form the federal government was made, Malaya ‘kicked out’ one of its partners, Singapore, without even referring the matter to Sabah and Sarawak.

After they ‘dumped’ Singapore out, they manipulated Sabah and Sarawak in order to gain the two-thirds majority in parliament before successfully downgrading the status of Sabah and Sarawak from a country to one of the states within the federation.

It was “the mother of all lies” to say that Sarawak became independent through Malaysia. Sarawak became independent on 22nd July 1963 “before it was swallowed up” by Malaya 55 days later under false pretences

We thought that we had helped formed a new Federation, Malaysia, where Sabah, Sarawak, Singapore and Malaya would be equal partners, instead, we came out from the tiger’s mouth (Britain) and landed in the crocodile’s mouth (Malaya)

Should Stephen Kalong Ningkan teamed-up with Lee Kuan Yew when Singapore being “Kicked out” by Malaya in August 9th 1965, by now, Sarawak could be one of the most developed Commonwealth state!

Singapore was kicked out from Malaysia in 1965, two years later, when the island resisted attempts by Kuala Lumpur to re-colonize it in the wake of the British departure. Brunei, had deep suspicions about Malayan leaders and stayed out from the Federation at the 11th hour.

South Sudan, which became independent in July last year, as a classic study on “internal colonization”.

 

UN found that South Sudan, where the people are mostly Christians and Blacks, had been internally colonised by the Muslim Arab government in Khartoum in the north. The UN Security Council approved the partition of the country and the independence of South Sudan

The grinding poverty of Sabah, Sarawak as well is due to the internal colonization of Borneo by the Malaya-run Federal Government in Putrajaya.

Malaysia is a bad British idea initially meant to protect their commercial interest in their former colonies.

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August 27, 2012

Why re-negotiate oil deal in private?

Filed under: Borneo Agenda,Taib Must Go — Pengayau @ 8:05 pm
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Why re-negotiate oil deal in private?

 

KUCHING: Sarawak opposition has questioned the need for secrecy in the re-negotiations of the existing oil agreement with the federal government.

“I am curious to know as to why Chief Minister [Taib Mahmud] should think royalty negotiations are better done in private. Why is that so?” asked Sarawak PKR chief Baru Bian.

Bian, who is a senior lawyer and Ba Kelalan assemblyman, said oil and gas issue was of public concern.

“The oil and gas in Sarawak is not the property of the chief minister – it belongs to all the people of Sarawak, hence we have a right to know what is being discussed.

“We want to know what the chief minister intends to do about it… we would like to remind him that he is a servant of the people and is accountable to them,” Bian said.

He pointed out that Sarawak has been lagging behind the Peninsula in every aspect including roads and infrastructure, education, healthcare, jobs, transport, industry and development.

“One could say that Peninsular Malaysia and many individuals have prospered or benefited via Petronas at our expense.

“Sarawakians now say kini masa balas budi to quote a line from the infamous Barisan Nasional Merdeka theme song 2012.

“The former prime minister (Dr Mahathir Mohamad), in a Freudian slip, had referred to the current administration as the ‘devil’ and the opposition as the ‘angel’. That in itself says it all.

“I trust that the rakyat are astute enough to judge for themselves whether to choose more of the same or to give themselves the hope of a better and brighter future with the Pakatan Rakyat,” he said.

Why now Taib?

Bian also questioned the timing of Taib’s decision to re-negotiate the 5% oil royalty, when he knew about the imbalance and unjust agreement these past 30 years.

“Of course, I welcome the announcement by the chief minister that he agrees that the royalty should be increased.

“But why is it only now that the chief minister is agreeing to pursue the matter? Why was he quiet for more than 30 years?”

Bian suggested that the current political climate and “a real possibility that the rakyat will vote them [Taib and BN] out” in the coming general election may have compelled Taib to address the issue.

“One can’t help but think that it is because this is an issue very close to the hearts of the people, an issue which Pakatan has promised to address.

“Obviously there has been no political will on the BN government’s part over the last 30 or so years to seek a fairer share of the royalty until now…,” said Bian.

February 1, 2012

Tengku Razaleigh 2010 – Bayaran Tunai kepada Kerajaan Persekutuan dan Negeri

Filed under: 20/18 Point of Agreement,Borneo Agenda — Pengayau @ 8:48 am

Jumlah Royalti Minyak Mac 1990 – 2008 (RM Billion)

Kerajaan Persekutuan: RM33.3 , Sarawak: RM11.9 , Sabah: RM3.4 , Terenganu: RM18

“Hasil minyak yang dapat dicarigali daripada telaga2 minyak yang terdapat di perairan negeri2 yg saya sebut kan sebentar tadi termasuk di kawasan luar milk negeri2 berkenaan”

Sarawak : RM11.9 Bilion (For 18 years) = 5% Oil Royalty. 100% divide with 5 = 20

RM11.9 Billion x 20 (100%) = RM238 Billion (Actual income for 8 years!!)

RM13.2 Billion average per year but we only get RM0.66 Billion per year based on 5% Royalty

Petroleum Development Act 1974 has been signed in 1976 by Tun Rahman Yaakub in his capacity as Chief Minister of Sarawak on behalf of Sarawak Government and the Peoples of Sarawak. Fast forward, 36 years later, the 5% Royalty has yet to be review!

November 20, 2011

Malaysia Project 1963 is like English people asking Irish, Scottish and Welsh people to be an English.

Filed under: Borneo Agenda — Pengayau @ 8:07 am

Good morning my brothers and sisters of Borneo!!! Malaysia Project 1963 is like English people asking Irish, Scottish and Welsh people to be an English.

You cant called the Irish, Scottish or Welsh as British, they have their own identity but yes, they are British Citizens and holding United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland passport. Im not Malaysians, im Sarawakians but a Malaysian Citizen with Malaysian Passport and thats the way we should address ourself!!

The concept of Malaysia, a merger of four territories of Malaya, Singapore, North Borneo and Sarawak. We’re SEPARATE BUT EQUAL ENTITY

The United Kingdom is a unitary state governed under a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary system, with its seat of government in the capital city of London. It is a country in its own right and consists of four countries, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.There are three devolved national administrations, each with varying powers http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom

Sabah, Sarawak together with Federation of Malaya and States of Singapore formed Malaysia in 1963. We’re indeed an EQUAL PARTNER in the Spirits of Federation

Im in a view that we should prepared to compromise on the Sabah, Sarawak Independence Referendum by DEMANDING for much greater “Politicall autonomy” within the Federation of Malaysia, which is to RESTORED the Malaysian Agreement 1963 and 20/18 Point of Agreement with some review from the Cobbold Commision Report and suggestion from Malaysia Solidarity Consultative Committee

Normal understanding of law, if a signatory to an agreement withdraws from the agreement, the agreement automatically becomes invalid and no longer in effect

When Malaya decided to KICK Singapore OUT in 1965, they did so unilaterally without consulting Sabah and Sarawak though they were equal partners in the formation of Malaysia.It was also a contravention of the mutual agreement and mutual consultation as established during the signing of the Malaysia Agreement

Now let me ask all of you my brothers and sisters, WHAT IS OUR FUTURE?

For further reading

Constitutional change in sarawak 1963-1988: 25 years as a state within the federation of Malaysia by Vernon L. Porritt 

Turbulent times in Sarawak: the end of expatriate influence and the struggle for power over and within the state

The idea of Separation from Federation of Malaysia by Sabah and Sarawak cant be denied and rejected for as long as we’re treated as nothing more than just a cash cow by UMNO/Malaya and not as Equal Partner in the Spirits of Federation

Local bully boy, Taib Mahmud has been long robbing and plundering Sarawak working close together with UMNO Malaya

Tun Rahman Yaakub and Taib Mahmud is UMNO/Malaya proxy in Sarawak

Can we imagine if all the wealths of Sarawak being distribute equally to Sarawakians and not only to Taib families, Cronies and Henchmens? Look at Brunei, compare us to Singapore

46 years ago, Singapore has nothing but just a Port but we have all that we need to develop our states!!

We are Rich but yet we are Poor!! Taib Prosper, Sarawakians Suffer!!

November 19, 2011

Why No AG Report On 5% Royalty?


Taken from Borneo Herald

The total number of existing oil wells in Malaysia until 31st of March, 2011 is 117 oil wells, and all are in operation and producing crude oil. There are altogether 15 oil wells in the Sabah and the produce from these oil wells all belonging to Sabah. The total extraction of oil from the 15 Sabah oil wells is as much as 192,000 barrels per day.

This was a question recently raised by the Kota Kinabalu Member of Parliament Hiew King Cheu in Parliament. The answer given by the Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak is very important to the Sabahan who like to know how much crude oil is being produced in Sabah, and by how many barrels per day.

If we use a simple calculation based on the current market price of crude oil at USD92 per barrels, Sabah is actually producing a staggering amount of RM 52,992,000 per day. This works up roughly to RM 1.589 billion per month and it is RM 19.077 billion for a year. If the petroleum royalty payable to Sabah is 5%, then it would come up to an amount of RM 953.856 million per year.

MP Hiew said the total oil production in Sabah was the reply by the Prime Minister who directly oversees the Petronas. The 192,000 barrels per day from the 15 oil wells actually gives Sabah an income based on the 5% is RM 953.856 million per year. Why the figure given in the annual Sabah state financial report 2011 stated that Sabah is receiving a sum of RM 721.70 million, and where is the rest of the money gone to?

Hiew said this is highly questionable? If the official amount on the 5% petroleum royalty given to the Sabah government from Petronas is correct, then it will be interesting for the government or the Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman and the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib to explain to the people in Sabah on what happened to the rest of our money RM232 million?

Is this something to do with the terms and condition within the Petronas Agreement signed with Sabah because there is a ‘Capping Price’ (may be USD 60 per barrel) set on the crude oil extracted to calculate the petroleum royalty from Sabah?

In another Parliament reply to Hiew’s question in 2010, it stated that since the start of the Petronas oil production in Sabah until to date, Sabah had been paid a sum of RM 5.3 billion. This was the total sum receipt by Sabah over the past 37 years. It is a very small sum when compared to the estimated 5% sharing figure of RM 953.856 million in a single year.

MP Hiew also queries on the Audit General Report that why there is no audit carried out over the 5% petroleum royalty payable to the Sabah government. Is it true that the account and operation of the Petronas cannot be audited or touched?

If so, how would the Sabahan know whether their oil money is not being swindled, manipulated or cut away? Sabahan needs some answers, and may be the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak can explain to us to show his accountability and responsibility

January 15, 2011

Sabah,Sarawak,the Poor Rich Kids!!!


70% of Malaysia’s revenue comes from oil and gas, which comes Terengganu, Sabah and Sarawak. But these are the states, together with Perlis, which are the poorest in Malaysia. They do not receive development proportionate to their contribution to the nation’s coffers.Click here and listen to what RPK said

 

Notes:Im getting SICK and TIRED to talk about this ISSUE for over and over again and i dared,i challenged ANYONE to have a debate in this ISSUE and PLEASE,tell me that this is SO NOT TRUE!!To all my fellow Sabahans and Sarawakians,the time has come,enough is enough,48 years is much more than enough for us.We are here to SECURED and SAFEGUARD a BETTER FUTURE for the NEXT GENERATION!!Let us give a CHANCE to CHANGE!!

December 16, 2010

Ketua Puteri UMNOngok:Janji autonomi PKR di S’wak tak masuk akal


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?

Ketua Puteri Umno, Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid ShirlinRosnah 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

– Bernama

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…

World Bank confirms Sabah is Malaysia’s poorest state

Joe Fernandez
Thursday, 11 November 2010 17:00

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.

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August 18, 2010

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 7, 2010

Iban fears on Malaysia still haunt ex-Sarawak DCM


 

Taken from Malaysian Mirror

FORMER Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister James Wong Kim Min, 88, is still haunted by the fears that the Ibans expressed in 1962/63 over the formation of Malaysia. They had their suspicions of the Malayans and worried that Britain, the departing colonial power, would let them down.

The veteran politician first realised this when the legendary Iban Temenggong (paramount chief) Jugah repeated more than once in his native language: “Anang Malaysia sebaka tebu, manis di pohon, tawal di hujung.”

(Malaysia should not be like the sugar cane, sweet at the head and getting less and less sweet towards the end.)

“His misgivings were shared by many of the other Sarawak leaders as well,” said Wong in a paper to 500-odd participants at a closed door forum, “Formation of Malaysia, a Promise Re-visited and the Way Forward“, in Kota Kinabalu over the weekend. The forum was a curtain-raiser to the first official celebration of Malaysia Day on Sept 16.

Wong’s paper, “The Equal Partnership and the Merger Concept of the Federation of Malaysia”, was read by Sarawak’s Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) chief Baru Bian to an appreciative audience. The former was under strict doctor’s orders not to travel.

The forum was organised by the Borneo Heritage Foundation (BHF) in association with the Common Interest Group Malaysia (CigMA), an ad hoc apolitical movement dedicated to “reversing the recolonisation of Sabah and Sarawak and disenfranchisement of the people”.

Now, nearly 47 years after the formation of Malaysia, Wong still can’t get Jugah’s prophetic words out of his head. It’s like an old musical theme that keeps playing over and over again in his head.  

Wong himself has bitter-sweet memories. He was accused of plotting Limbang’s secession from Malaysia. He was incarcerated in 1974 under the draconian Internal Security Act (ISA). He was only released after his Sarawak National Party (Snap) agreed, albeit reluctantly, to join the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN). This was not at all the Malaysia that Wong had expected.

However, there had also been moments of regret earlier for Wong, brought about after Sabah shot down a Sarawak proposal that they federate together with Brunei. This was in the late 1950s as the people of Sarawak quietly explored the various avenues whereby they could be independent. There were dialogues unofficially on the proposal between Sabah and Sarawak for a federation in Borneo.

The Sabahans were not keen, continued Wong, since Sarawak was wrestling with an armed insurrection formented by the outlawed communist movement. The Sabahans told their counterparts in Sarawak frankly that they did not wish to get involved in helping tackle the insurrection since they did not have similar problems.

Also, Sarawak was not a rich state in the late 1950s and seemed to have low economic potential.

“Our 47th year of independence within Malaysia would be an occasion to remind ourselves as to why and how Malaysia came about,” said Wong. “It is also appropriate for us to remember the saying that when one drinks the water from a stream, one must not forget the source from which the water flows.”

This is particularly true of the younger generation, urged Wong, especially those in their mid-fifties and below, who were then too young when Malaysia was formed to grasp and understand the implications.  

“But what all Malaysians here must know and understand is that we (Sarawak) did not enter Malaysia, we formed Malaysia together with Sabah, Singapore and Malaya,” Baru read from Wong’s paper to thunderous applause from the audience.  

Giving personal glimpses into the formation of Malaysia, Wong recalled that he was in London in 1960 on a Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) meeting, representing Sarawak, when he was invited to the British Foreign Office for a meeting. Here, they wanted to know his views on the possible formation of a federation of Malaya, Singapore and the British territories in Borneo. He was taken aback but remembers being non-committal.

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June 29, 2010

Gathering of the Tribes 2011

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Gathering of the Tribes

 

Gathering of the Tribes brings the world to Borneo to experience something like no other. It is organised by a Committee made up of people concerned for the revival of traditional Borneo cultures and dying traditions. It started as a tattoo convention but now it has grown and developed into a tribal convention where the focus is now shifted to REVIVAL of the ancient arts, tattooing included.

It is the FIRST of its kind ever to be held in Borneo. Although the thrust of the gathering is TRIBAL TATTOOS, we will also showcase other tribal activities like WEAVING, BEAD-MAKING, CARVING, HEADHUNTING RITUALS, ANCIENT RITUALS AND EVERYTHING TO DO WITH TRIBAL CULTURES OF BORNEO.

We hope to attract not just local tribal peoples of Borneo to share, discuss and learn amongst themselves but also welcome visitors from all over the world who want to be a part of our efforts to re-discover the purity of our ancient traditions. The indigenization of cultures is an anthropological exercise that is fast gaining momentum and now is the time to welcome the world to Borneo and show the world how rich and ancient our diverse cultures are!

We are supported by the Sarawak Convention Bureau, the Sarawak Tourism Board and Borneo Adventures.

We are also looking to sell booths for demonstrators, tattoo artists, traders, crafts products, dried foods products, etc etc.One booth is RM500 for three days.Entrance tickets valid for all three days is RM20.Thank you for joining the group and please keep coming back for further updates on the event.

Our website is http://tribes.com.my/ or our FaceBook Group  Gathering of the Tribes 2011

FOR MORE INFO, EMAIL tribalevents@gmail.com

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