Thursday, April 29, 2010

ABUSE OF IBFC WORK PERMITS

THE International Business and Financial Centre (IBFC) formally the LOFSA means a jurisdiction that offers liberal operating environment and low rates of tax as well as ensures confidentiality of investors’ information. Currently, there are more than 70 IBFCs around the world and most of them are located in Europe and the Caribbean.

But is this true that the IBFC is also a bench mark for immigrants to come to the country and set up bogus offshore company while getting the approvals from the immigration departments to stay in the country legally and obtaining work permits to operate onshore business locally here?



It has been known that some foreigners are actually abusing their permits by doing this and the relevant departments are very much aware of it. It’s all under the umbrella of Labuan IBFC! There are a total of 130 expatriates given such Work Permits applied under the Labuan Trust Companies that entitles them to stay here and trade. Meaning once the permit is issued the holder can have his whole family here with him.

In general, Labuan companies are restricted from dealing with Malaysian residents in ringgit, except for defraying administrative and statutory expenses.

Quoted by the Labuan IBFC Chairman Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz, the offshore regulator has continued to exercise vigilance in anti-money laundering and also said that ‘concrete efforts have been taken, including regular monitoring to ensure that businesses are genuine. In its annual report released in Kuala Lumpur recently it was stated an increase to US$ 249.7 million from US$214.1 in 2008 before tax with its 54 active lenders

Labuan FSA is the role authority responsible for supervising Labuan business activities in Labuan and independent from domestic authorities, except for exchange control and tax matters which is administer by Central Bank of Malaysia and Inland Revenue Board, respectively.

Labuan FSA has implemented policies that facilitate the creation of a competitive and attractive business environment in Labuan. Labuan’s legislative framework is not only business-friendly but also prudent to safeguard Labuan’s international image as a clean and reputable international business and financial centre.

All these are extracts from the Labuan IBFC web sites that explain to us what it’s all about on the outside. Does anyone even bother to find out that what is being preached by them are actually even implemented?

One just has to dig a bit further and you will see more dirt under the carpet. What’s next we will be looking at a few drug cartels coming to invest here in Labuan or more money laundering companies operating as clearly they will be given a three year visa to stay here in Malaysia while also operation in business legally without having to worry from immigration department as its them that issues the final permit upon instructions from the Labuan IBFC and Labuan Trust Companies.

A trend that is already being practiced here and obviously being abused. Such acts would only tarnish the department more. How much the expatriates granted work permits in Labuan have invested here as we know some operates Hotels and Pubs.

It should be made clear that Labuan IBFC should make sure that it keep its name clean and not get involved with all the hanky panky that’s going around here in LABUAN.

By: GREAT LABUAN WARRIOR (GLW)

LANDMARK RULING ON SABAH NATIVE LAND

A NATIVE land case in Sabah that has dragged on in the courts for the last 20 years, the plaintiff passing away in the process, has finally come to an end in the Federal Court and opened the floodgates on thousands of similar cases in the state. The verdict was in favour of the native plaintiff, substituted by his daughter, against a non-native.

The Federal Court, in a landmark decision, has upheld a Court of Appeal decision that a bank is duty-bound to go beyond the Land Office register in matters that involve native land in Sabah.



Ascertaining the legality of ownership will avail itself of the protection given to a bona fide charge, the Federal Court further upheld.

The Federal Court's decision arose from two related questions of law which were referred to it. The resort to the Federal Court followed the granting of leave by the Court of Appeal on April 28, 2008 to International Bank Malaysia Bhd formerly known as Hock Hua Bank (Sabah) Bhd.

Federal Court Justices James Foong Cheng Yuen (left), Raus Sharif and Heliliah Mohd Yusof unanimously dismissed with costs an appeal brought by the bank against a decision of the Court of Appeal on Sept 17, 2007.

The Court of Appeal unanimously upheld a Kota Kinabalu High Court declaration on June 29, 2000.

REINSTATED AS OWNER

In the declaration after a full trial, the KK High Court ruled that Balantai Sinangau be reinstated as the registered owner of Native Title No. 213044378 measuring five acres in Kampung Nosoob, Penampang, Kota Kinabalu. Further, the Court ruled that a memorandum of transfer and memorandum of charge created for the land by Yeo Kee Seng, a non-native, and two other defendants be deleted from the Land Office register.

Balantai had contended that Yeo had become the “owner” of the land by way of a Power of Attorney, which he revoked earlier, and furthermore the latter was not a native. Therefore, the alleged transfer of the land to Yeo was null and void and consequently the charge created by Yeo in favour of the bank was therefore a nullity, Balantai pleaded.

The bank contended that Yeo, as owner of the land, had charged the native land to the bank to secure banking facilities and that the bank was at all material times acting as a bona fide charge of the native land. The land had been charged to the bank for a RM100,000 loan facility 20 years ago.

The bank had intervened and become a party to the suit after Balantai, subsequently substituted by his daughter Lovintih Balantai @ Betty after his death, sued Yeo and the two other defendants for the return of the land.

BANK SHOULD HAVE SUSPECTED YEO

In the 92-page grounds of the decision, delivered by Justice Mohd Ghazali Mohd Yusof sitting with Justice Mokhtar Sidin and Justice Abdul Wahab Patail, the Court of Appeal held that in a transaction involving the native title to be charged, the bank should have been put on guard that Yeo may not be a native and hence his position as a registered owner is suspect.

It said that this should have prompted the bank to seek legal advice from their solicitors to request from Yeo additional proof of ownership. The Court of Appeal cited as an example a copy of an appropriate declaration made by a Native Court pursuant to Section 2 (3) of the Interpretation Ordinance. However, Yeo did not furnish any evidence to show that he was a native, the Court of Appeal noted.

The Court of Appeal further held that, in the absence of any evidence to show that Yeo was a native, the High Court was correct in holding that the transfer of the native title to Yeo and the charge created by Yeo were a nullity by virtue of Section 17 (1) of the Land Ordinance. The Ordinance expressly states that all dealings in native land between non-natives and natives are extremely forbidden and no such dealings shall be valid or shall be recognised in any court of law.

The Court of Appeal ruled that the bank could not claim to be a bona fide charge as the bank had admitted at the trial that their solicitors had only conducted a search of the native title at the Land Office after the memorandum of charge had been lodged and registered.

NOT QUITE RIGHT

The Court of Appeal said that the search conducted on native title revealed past and present caveats, as acknowledged by the bank, and that should have alerted and put the bank on guard that something was not quite right.

It added that this should have prompted the bank to seek further legal advice from their solicitors to obtain additional proof of ownership relating to the native status of Yeo.

The Court of Appeal said that the bank must have knowledge of the restrictions in dealings over land held under native title pursuant to the land laws of Sabah. Hence, they cannot come to court and claim that the title to the said land is a clean title and maintain that they are a bona fide party of value without notice upon registration of a land dealing and indirectly ignoring the law relating to native lands in Sabah.

In the circumstances, the Court of Appeal held that the bank cannot be said to be acting bona fide, and therefore, the registration of the memorandum of Charge upon the Land Office register was a nullity.

By: JOE FERNANDEZ (sabahkini)

SUPP United in Facing Sibu By-election

The Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP) is united in facing the upcoming Sibu parliamentary by-election, party president Tan Sri Dr George Chan said today.

"We are very happy that the Sibu branch has got one voice. Now, we really need to go to the ground and redouble our ongoing efforts to win," he told a news conference at the party's Sibu branch office, here.


Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud had yesterday confirmed SUPP's choice of Robert Lau Hui Yew as the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for the by-election, saying Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had given his approval.

Hui Yew is a second cousin of Datuk Robert Lau Hoi Chew, the federal deputy transport minister whose death on April 9 has necessitated the by-election, nomination for which is on May 8 and polling, on May 16.

"We are 110 per cent behind him (Hui Yew). He has been with the late Datuk Robert Lau Hoi Chew, the five-term MP, for a long, long time. He knows his dreams... his ways of doing things. In his memory, we want to ensure that Robert Lau junior will accomplish all the unfulfilled dreams of Robert Lau senior," said Dr Chan.

Among those with him at the news conference were Sibu Branch chairman Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh, Lanang MP Datuk Tiong Thai King and Pelawan state assemblyman Vincent Goh Chung Siong.

Dr Chan said the SUPP machinery was unfazed by the challenge posed by the opposition which he added was banking on Sarawak DAP chairman Wong Ho Leng to "duel" with Hui Yew.

Wong had stood against Hoi Chew in the constituency in 1995, 2004 and 2008 but lost each time.

Dr Chan said he was confident the Chinese voters would remember the good deeds of Hoi Chew and would want someone like Hui Yew to carry on with his unfinished dreams, particularly in education development.

Asked if this would translate into votes for the BN, he said: "Many of our people follow Confucius's values. One of the greatest values is gratitude. I think the Chinese people respect Confucius a lot. I am sure they will know what to do. We don't have to spell it out."


- Bernama

BY ELECTIONS WOULD BRING FUNDS TO SANDAKAN.

SABAH Progressive Party (SAPP) said only by-elections could address many problems in Sandakan including the worsening water supply.

SAPP Information Chief Chong Pit Fah said by-elections would forced the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) Government to approve funds immediately and works to rectify the water supply would be carried out on the double.

“Look at Hulu Selangor by-election, opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim accused Barisan Nasional of giving huge funds to many resulting Keadilan lost the Parliament seat.

“Anwar claimed that two Chinese independent schools at Hulu Selangor received funds totaling RM4.5 million. It is bigger than the RM4 million grants to all Chinese schools in Sabah for this year.

“So it is worth to call by-elections particularly for Tanjung Papat and Elopura seats so that the government would channel funds immediately and the water problem could be addressed fast,” he said in a statement, here, today.

He said Tanjung Papat and Elopura assemblymen, Datuk Raymond Tan and Au Kam Wah, stay loyal with BN when SAPP pulled out of the coalition government.

However, many problems in Sandakan never been solved even after both of them remained with the ruling coalition, said Pit Fah.

He said, apart from constant energy disruptions and huge presence of illegal immigrants (PTI), Sandakan folks are now facing the worst water supply in decades.

Pit Fah said the Sandakan Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (SCCCI) had disclosed in a local daily that tap water were smelly and taste salty while the colour also not crystal clear.

The SCCCI had lamented that Sandakan folks were behind Barisan Nasional during the 2008 general election, which saw the ruling coalition sweep all the State and Parliament seats there.

He said both Raymond Tan and Au Kam Wah had said that they remained with BN because only BN could bring the much needed developments to the people especially Sandakan.

He added that both of them had promised Sandakan folks that they would strive to the best to ensure Sandakan are progresses.

However, both of them had failed based on the terrible tap water situations, Pit Fah said adding instant funds to address the problem would only be available if there are by-elections at Tanjung Papat and Elopura, respectively.

“If Raymond Tan and Au Kam Wah loves Sandakan folks and willing to sacrifice so I called on both of them to vacate their respective seat to pave the way for by-elections, which would surely bring huge funds at once and at the same time address the tap water problem,” Pit Fah said.

He said based on the quantum of funds given to only two Chinese independent schools during by-elections at Hulu Selangor as claimed by Anwar when compare to the grants to all Chinese schools in Sabah for the entire 2010, only by-elections could force the Federal Government to approve huge funds immediately and address the terrible tap water problem at once.

“Imagine the quantum of funds showering Sandakan when there are by-elections at both seats. Not only the worsening water supply problem could be addressed fast but many other problems like power shortages would also be solved,” he said.

Pit Fah said he is sure the Federal Government would immediately purchase new generator sets and not second hand or used one as measures to overcome the long standing power shortages in Sandakan.

He said Raymond Tan and Au Kam Wah should subscribe to the concept of Sandakan Folks First and Performance Now and let by-elections be held at Tanjung Papat and Elopura immediately. -Sabahkini

'Chinese voting trend bad news for BN in Sibu'

PAS secretary-general Mustafa Ali (pic) has predicted a disastrous by-election outcome in Sibu on May 16 for recently-victorious Barisan Nasional, provided the voting trend of the Chinese electorate in West Malaysia is repeated there.

"If the (voting) sentiment in Sarawak is the same as in the peninsula, BN is going to find it hard in Sibu," Mustafa, the former PAS election chairman, told reporters here.

The recent by-election in Hulu Selangor saw Chinese majority areas overwhelmingly voting for Parti Keadilan Rakyat's Zaid Ibrahim, who lost to P Kamalanathan of BN by a majority of 1,725 votes. A six-fold increase in Chinese support from the last general election was also seen in Kuala Kubu.

The next by-election, the eleventh since the 2008 general election, is being called in Sibu following the death of its MP Robert Lau Hoi Chew on April 9, who had won the seat by a margin of 3,235 against PKR and DAP candidates, both from Pakatan Rakyat. This time around, PR top leaders have endorsed DAP to represent the opposition coalition.

BN will be fielding Lau's second cousin Robert Lau Hui Yew against Sarawak DAP chairman and veteran politician Wong Ho Leng.

The Sibu constituency has 60 per cent Chinese voters, something Mustafa said worries BN leaders, especially with the almost total rejection of BN by Chinese voters in recent times.

Such a trend has led recently-launched right-wing Malay group Perkasa to lash at Chinese voters for not supporting BN, demanding that development funds be stopped to Chinese-majority areas. -Harakah

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

PAIRIN SHOULD EXPLAIN ON 800 METER ROAD

SABAH DAP Local Government & Housing bureau chief cum Vice Chairman Edward Ewol Mujie said that Deputy Chief Minister cum Minister of Infrastructure Development Datuk Seri Joseph Pairin Kitingan did not explain the issue of the 800 meter road (Jalan Bersatu 1) costing RM2 million to be upgraded with a cost of another RM 10 million near the QH 2 (SMC) during the recent State Assembly sitting.

Datuk Seri Joseph Pairin Kitingan has make known his intention to explain this issue during a press conference at the Public Works Department (PWD) meeting room here on Monday February 22, 2010 and it was published in the local newspaper issued on Tuesday February 23, 2010. However he never gives that explanation during State Legislative Assembly sitting from April 15-22, 2010.

Edward said Datuk Pairin who was formerly the Chief Minister during PBS Government and now Deputy Chief Minster in the BN Governments, in fact should shown a good example to our young generation by fulfilling his promised.

Edward said that he is not surprised at all on why Datuk Pairin did not bothered to give that explanation as he promised because there are certain facts and reason that make him difficult to explain. For example, the retaining wall is encroaching into the road reserve.

Edward said since Pairin failed to explain in the State Assembly on this issue as he promised, Sabah DAP demands him to give details on why the supposed two lane road which had become a single lane road. He should not covered up on the reasons, because he as the Infrastructure Development Minister, he is the right person to explain so. -Sabahkini

Felda kin may swing to Pakatan if Hulu Selangor pledges not fulfilled

Heirs of Felda settlers in Sungai Buaya have warned they may vote for Pakatan Rakyat (PR) should the ruling federal government fail to honour Hulu Selangor campaign promises by the next general elections.

A group of second-generation Felda settlers said they voted Barisan Nasional (BN) during Sunday’s Hulu Selangor by-election because of the RM50,000 advance payment for their land that was acquired off them for development and the promise by the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to look into their plight.


“We may reconsider how we vote in the next general election if BN don’t keep their promises,” said a 53-year-old self-employed-man, whose father was an original settler who died without seeing a sen.

The settlers are the pioneer batch who settled in the rural enclave in the Felda land scheme started by Najib’s father Tun Abdul Razak Hussein.

Felda, or the Federal Land Development Authority, is the world’s largest plantation operator, with 811,140 hectares of oil palms, mainly across Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak and Sabah in Malaysia. It also operates plantations and oil mills in Indonesia.

Last Friday 100 settlers in Sungai Buaya here received an RM1,000 advance of the promised RM50,000 each from private company Idiqa Holding Sdn Bhd.

However Najib reportedly said the remaining compensation would be paid to the settlers at a rate of RM160,000 per acre when the land is developed.

“The only condition is that Selangor is returned to Barisan to facilitate implementation of the development projects,” he said during the ceremony at Sungai Buaya here.

Howeber, Idiqa Holding’s chairman Datuk Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim, told the remaining 263 settlers or their kin who collected their money yesterday that that they would get all their money within the next six five months.

A total of 363 settlers or their next of kin have been waiting 17 years for compensation after their land totalling 510ha (1,261 acres) was acquired by a housing developer, whose project failed to take off.

The kin of settlers, whose fathers were rubber small holders, pointed out that on average each was owed between RM500,000 and RM1 million, and expected to see progress payments for the arrears and not empty promises.

“We have waited this long but there is a limit to our patience,” said the kin, who declined to be named.

Another second generation settler said he would have boycotted the by-election had it not been for Najib’s promises.

“We are all hardcore BN supporters but we been frustrated for so long,” said the Umno man, adding he would never vote for PR but would not cast a vote in next election if the problem continues to be unresolved.

The same discontentment was heard among the crowd yesterday when the remaining 263 settlers and their kin collected their payments of RM50,000

While waiting for the newly-minted MP P. Kamalanathan and his entourage to arrive, a few settlers told The Malaysian Insider that the BN’s campaign promises were “too little too late”.

“Why should we be happy anyway? This is money we are owed for more than 15 years. Why do they compensate us only now? Even then, this is just RM50,000 they are giving us. What about the rest? My family is owed at least RM400,000,” said one angry Malay settler who refused to be named.

He even complained about the method of distributing the funds and said there was little need for all the pomp and pageantry typical of a BN function.

“And they make us wait for them in this heat, no food, no drink. Who do they think they are, I feel like we are begging for charity but it’s our money actually,” he added. -TMI

BN can forget about Selangor, says Sabu


PAS central committee member Mohamad Sabu (pic) said should the voting pattern in Hulu Selangor continue into the next general election, the Barisan Nasional can forget all hopes of wresting back Selangor from Pakatan Rakyat.

"This also means Penang will be remain under PR, Perak will throw out the BN state government and Negeri Sembilan could also follow suit," said Mohamad Sabu.

He said the PR would be able to win more state seats in Selangor although it could lose some of them to BN.

The recent Hulu Selangor by-election saw the BN wresting back the parliamentary seat from PKR which won in 2008 with a wafer thin majority of 198.

Racial sentiments among Malays

Sabu also said the trend in Hulu Selangor brought into open racial sentiments among Malay voters.

"UMNO leaders have succeeded in convincing the majority Malay voters that BN is Malay and vice versa. That was why they voted for BN," he added.

As such, he said PAS faced a huge challenge to explain to the people that UMNO and BN had been in fact traitors to the Malays since independence in 1957, and made use of narrow racism for their own interests.

He said this was because PAS was a majority-Malay party and it carried a burden to "free the Malay mind from such deviant thoughts which placed the interest of Islam and Malays on UMNO."

"We should leave our fate to God, not UMNO. It is unfortunate that a section of Malay political leaders tie their destiny to UMNO, ostensibly to defend Malay and Muslim interest," he said.

He reminded that if the PR leadership continued to administer the state governments to ensure they were corruption-free, not given to extravagance, live in moderation and were prudent in financial management so that money could flow back to the people, the current support for PR can be sustained. -Harakah

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Farmer never drives to KK but gets fined by City Hall

2304_angAngkarau bin Antawor, 47, has never set foot in Kota Kinabalu and is contented to remain in Kg Mosopoh tending to his farm.

It therefore, came as a great shock when he received a notice of reminder from the Kota Kinabalu City Hall to settle a parking fine.

The notice stated that as car owner of SA 8555, he had committed an offence under the by-law for car parking and is liable to a fine of up to RM5,000.

It stated that the vehicle was parked on an unauthorised spot at Jalan Tugu in front of the City Hall on 16 November 2008.

Angkarau, a farmer with nine children however, insisted that on that date the vehicle was with him in Kg Mosopoh located 70km from Keningau and 200km from Kota Kinabalu.

“The car was just left idle in the village for nearly half a year because it had broken down,” he said suggesting that the registration number could have been used by someone else on another vehicle.

His car was sent for repair recently and is now used by the family to travel to Nabawan or send the children to school.

Angkarau wants the City Hall to investigate the matter and insists that he has not committed any offence under the by-law.

Pakatan says vote for change, not money

Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leaders pleaded with Hulu Selangor voters last night to seek change rather than money in tomorrow’s polls by electing Datuk Zaid Ibrahim, as both sides continued to indulge in pork-barrel politics and personal attacks.

Both PR and Barisan Nasional (BN) campaigners have lavished land titles and money in the past week to sections of the 64,500 voters, whose votes are crucial in deciding between Zaid and MIC candidate, P. Kamalanathan.

With a day left before voting, PR organised a major ceramah in the quiet Felda town of Sg Buaya for PAS spiritual leader, Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat, to defend Zaid who has been repeatedly attacked for his drinking past.

To the disappointment of the 5,000-strong crowd, Nik Aziz was unwell to take the stage after having appeared at other events in the night, due to fatigue from a two-week pilgrimage to Mecca.

PKR de facto chief, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, the standard-bearer since nomination day last Saturday, was more energetic than usual, perhaps inspired by the massive turnout in light of the shabby presence of voters throughout his and PR’s eight-day campaigning trail.

Anwas labelled Umno as a racist and corrupt party. — Picture by Choo Choy May

Mixing humour and firmness, the former deputy prime minister went straight to blast Umno, the BN lynchpin, as a corrupt and racist party filled with politicians fattened by Malay largesse.

“Who are they enriching if not themselves?” Anwar raged to a thunderous applause.

“Why do you only want to elevate the Malays but at the expense of other races? We should elevate all of those below, people like you all,” he said while pointing to the sea of supporters before him.

Just as in the past, the Permatang Pauh MP slammed what he described as Umno’s attempt to silence him through intimidation and malicious trumped up charges, like the Sodomy II trial he was currently facing.

He said he has made enemies for wanting to introduce what is termed as “new politics”, a concept free of communal politicking and supposedly bottom-up, unlike Umno and BN’s top-down rule.

“So if you want this to change, you must help us give victory to Zaid,” he said, to which the crowd replied: “Boleh!” (Can!).

Zaid, who spoke after Anwar, added by lambasting Umno’s attack on him, which he said was character assassination and the way of the old.

Umno has been exploiting Zaid’s drinking past, particularly to the Malay voters within the parliamentary constituency. Malays form some 53 per cent of the electorate and majority are known to be pro-Umno.

But Zaid pleaded with the voters to not play Umno’s game anymore, saying it was time the electorate worked for change by rejecting BN.

The Hulu Selangor crowd was asked not to be ensnared by money politics. — Picture by Choo Choy May

“Yes, they gave you RM50,000 but that is not the solution,” the former law minister declared, referring to the cash handout given by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib yesterday to 100 Sungai Buaya Felda settlers as compensation for the failed promises of development.

“What they are doing is just to buy your votes. It does not solve the problems, I want to solve your problems,” said Zaid, appealing for voters here to give him a chance at serving them.

Also present were DAP’s Lim Kit Siang, PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution and PKR vice-president Azmin Ali. Azmin was seen mingling with Zaid, in an apparent show that the alleged rift between them was concocted to divide and hinder the growth of the pact.

The presence of PR juggernauts indicates the pact’s earnestness in trying to retain the seat. Whether this will suffice to overturn BN’s favourable position remains to be seen.

But the often quiet and dark 3km road from the main entrance to the town was lit up as cars parked along the narrow route, eager to catch the “stars” after having missed their ceramah due to the time constraints of work-life.

PR is organising another slew of ceramah for the final 24 hours today, to secure every vote it can in order to hold on to the seat first won by PKR’s Datuk Dr Zainal Abidin Ahmad.

He had beat four-term MP Datuk G. Palanivel by a narrow 198 votes in Election 2008 but his death last month triggered the by-election. -TMI

70 quit PKR for Umno

Seventy Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) members from the Batu 4 branch, Kapar, here quit the party yesterday to join Umno, claiming they had lost confidence in the leadership of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who they described as a dictator.

Led by the branch head, Mohd Shahbuddin Hasbullah, they handed their Umno membership application forms to Sementa assemblyman Datuk Abdul Rahman Palil.

Mohd Shahbuddin said their decision to quit PKR was on the realisation that Anwar was not concerned with championing the party’s struggle, but to pursue his own personal agenda.

“Furthermore, the branch had not been active since nine months ago and therefore, the best thing to do is to return to Umno’s fold,” said the former Umno member.

Meanwhile, Abdul Rahman said he expected five more PKR branches in Kapar to be dissolved after the Hulu Selangor parliamentary by-election tomorrow. — Bernama

ENIGMA ON UNTAXED GOODS AT KDRM?

THERE is concern from the general public over the where about of the items of untaxed goods through smuggling that were confiscated by the Royal Custom in Malaysia, especially in Sabah.

What is the procedure on handling or the action taken to destroy the said item like cigarette, beer, alcoholic drinks and other items, and whether some of these items reappeared on the street and market?



This question was raised by the Member of Parliament Kota Kinabalu Dr. Hiew King Cheu recently in Parliament on the 15th of April 2010.

In a written reply, the Finance Ministry explained that all the confiscated items are destroyed following the instruction from the Director General of the Custom Department under Section 127(2) OF THE Custom Act 1967, Section 65(3) of the Excel Act 1976, and the Section 53(3) of the Sale Tax Act 1972.

To answer on whether the items like cigarette and alcoholic drinks confiscated by KDRM supposed to be destroyed had reappeared on the streets and the market in Sabah, the ministry said this is not true.

These items will be destroyed after investigation carried out and court proceeding completed, after this the items usually expired on their expiry date and cannot be used again. Therefore, there is no chance for the items confiscated by KDRM as mentioned to be resold and reappeared in the market.

The MP suggests that the KDRM should disclose and make public the confiscated items before the items were to be destroyed to show the transparency and accountability. The public should be invited to witness all these procedure when destroying the items following the list published.

On the alcoholic drinks confiscated by the KDRM which we saw in many news publications, these are the items that can be stored for a long time and with no expiry dates. We seldom see these items, sometimes in many lorry container loads that were confiscated being destroyed?

At least a thorough investigation is be carried out on what has been brought up, and take into account the fact that this does not just happened yesterday. This is affecting the business and the market as a whole.

If the untaxed and smuggled goods can flood the market in Sabah, there must be something that the KDRM did not do right. In Sabah, we can see illegal untaxed cigarette being sold openly in the streets among many other items. Thus, we call for a stiff action by KDRM to be taken to tackle the activities on illegal activities and it is urgent. -Sabahkini

Thursday, April 22, 2010

MYKAD FOR REFUGEES: JEFFREY CRIES FOUL

OPPOSITION strongman, Jeffrey Kitingan has accused Home Minister, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein of fudging the issue of Filipino refugees in Sabah.

He said Hishammuddin gave a “non answer” in Parliament last week in his response to Kota Kinabalu MP Hiew King Cheu, who asked why the government was issuing the MyKad to the refugees.

Hishammuddin’s curt response to Hiew was to give the stock government reply; that only those qualified under the Federal Constitution are provided with Malaysian personal documents. He cited Article 78 of the National Registration Act 1959.



“He did not really address the issue,” said Jeffrey. “Locals know these people. They go around flashing their MyKads. This is like rubbing it in our faces.”

He pointed out that possession of a MyKad denoted Malaysian citizenship status and that not everyone, even if born in Malaysia, was eligible for it.

The bottom line is that when a Filipino refugee gets a MyKad without the need to go through the citizenship process like other foreigners, according to Jeffrey, “he or she automatically also enters the category of instant natives.” It would then be easier for these refugees to acquire native land and political power at the expense of locals.

Jeffrey said he was putting the home ministry and federal government on notice that the law prohibited the issuing of Malaysian personal documents to any foreigner in Sabah without the express consent of the state government.

“The question is whether foreigners in Sabah are becoming Malaysians with the consent of the state government,” he said. “If not, the state government has the right under the special provisions for East Malaysia in the Immigration Act to effect the removal of such persons to Peninsular Malaysia.”

Jeffrey, who is a PKR vice-president and chairman of CigMA (Common Interest Group Malaysia), suspects that the state government is being kept in the dark about the issuing of MyKads to foreigners. He said this could be because Umno was spearheading the state administration “or it could also be a case of local leaders not speaking up when it comes to state rights for fear of losing out personally.”

Why dumped in Sabah?

He added: “We would like to urge the federal government to stop the continued issuance of the IMM 13 document to refugees and their children. Instead, efforts should be made to repatriate these people back to the southern Philippines.”

Those sheltering under the IMM 13 category were in fact illegal immigrants given Malaysia’s non-recognition of the refugee category, he said.

Malaysia has ratified neither the 1952 Geneva Convention on Refugees nor the 1967 Protocol.Bestowing Malaysian citizenship status on refugees would be the height of irony, Jeffrey said, given that about 30,000 Sabahans are not Malaysians. Furthermore there are several thousand stateless people in the interior among the natives and an even bigger number wrestling with late birth registrations.

Jeffrey asked Hishammuddin to reveal whether any refugee on the peninsula had been granted the MyKad. He saw no reason why the Filipino refugees should be dumped on Sabah when those in a similar plight in Peninsular Malaysia, from Myanmar and elsewhere, were languishing in a legal twilight zone, “where they are not even allowed to work, unlike in Sabah.”

He suspects the Filipino refugees are being used to play an important role in “the re-colonisation of the state by the federal government,” which he said started in 1963. CigMA is pledged to reverse “the re-colonisation”.

He welcomed Hishammuddin’s statement that the granting of citizenship will be speeded up in a process that is not expected to exceed two years. “However, it must be stressed that Filipino refugees are not qualified for citizenship,” reiterated Jeffrey. “Perhaps this is why they are simply being issued with MyKads without going through the normal process for foreigners.”

Estimates vary, but one official figure places the number of Filipino refugees in Sabah at between 57,500 and 70,500.

By :JOE FERNANDEZ

LACK OF TEACHERS IN CHINESE SJK

THE issue on the lack of teachers in the Chinese government aided primary schools in Sabah was brought up by the Kota Kinabalu Member of Parliament Dr. Hiew King Cheu recently in Parliament. He asked the Minister of Education (KPM) Dato’ Muhyiddin Yassin on the reason why there is not enough teachers in these schools and the problem persisted for such a long time.

The minister in his written reply said this is widely due to the selected trainees for the teacher training course does not accept the terms of the training program and its contract, or stop half way. For example in 2009, there is 797 applicants rejected the offer and only 8,185 person being registered for the training.




This is because some of them have been given higher paid jobs else way and some joined JPA, MARA, Petronas or other private agencies. For those who terminated their training, are in breach of the agreement and contract and do not wish to serve under the KPM.

Under the program “Excellent Student Program”, from the 140 people sent oversea to study in 2003, only 73 persons managed to complete the training in 2009 and serve with KPM. Also the subjects offered for the trainee teachers were often not accepted and supported by the trainees who are selected and qualified to undertake such subjects.

As for the people who are not in the teaching profession and in their 40’s and wish to become a teacher, they are not qualified to be selected to be trained as a teacher. This is because there is an age limit of not more then 40. The ministry is at the moment considering a new ruling to allow them to be trained as a teacher.

KPM is looking seriously on the shortage of teachers in the government aided Chinese primary schools which includes the teacher appointment on various grades, posting and exchange, and creating new positions. In the case of further lack of the teachers, the department will have to agree to allow on the engagement of untrained temporary teachers, “Guru Sandaran Tidak Terlatih (GSTT)” to fill up the shortages and vacancies.

In connection to the complaints towards the Principal in the SK Cina in Luyang, he said the Ministry has conducted investigation, and through the Education Department in Sabah (JPN), the said Principal is carrying out her duty as stipulated by the department accordingly and following the procedures and rules of the department.

She is merely trying to put right the administration system of the school according to the system and power given to her. KPM found that the issue of transferring her is not necessary at the moment. She should be given time and a chance and room to put right what ever is lacking, the slackness, and on all further improvement in the school.

The reply from the ministry shows that they have certain problem to deal with the lack of teachers, and the issue is not being given full attention. This can be seen from the trainees refused to accept the terms and condition of the contract, on why they left training half way to go for higher pay with better condition of work, and why many trainees under scholarship did not complete their training.

The ministry should review and consider new measures to make the teaching profession more attractive and with high rewards. An improved teaching profession guidelines and system should be immediately drawn up to secure the teachers to stay on to educate our future generations.

-Sabahkini

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

SABAH DAP MOBILE MEDICAL SERVICE

THE Sabah DAP Tanjong Aru Branch chairman Dr. Felix Chong attended a mobile service set up by the Member of Kota Kinabalu Dr. Hiew King Cheu at the Lido market last Sunday on the 11th April, to provide free medical check up and advisory service to the people there.



The Vice chairman of Sabah DAP Edward Ewol Mujie and other party members were also present to listen to the various complaints brought up by the people in the Lido market.

Dr. Felix Chong was warmly welcomed by the people and they wished that the Sabah DAP team of doctors can take time to regularly visit them more often. Dr. Felix is an experienced doctor who had served in many hospitals like Beluran, Pitas, and Kota Kinabalu, and now is running his own clinic in town.

He feels happy to assist these people who needed help, and it is possible through strong political will together to bring about the change of government and a better Sabah in Malaysia.

Dr. Felix also commented that there is much to do with the tidying up and upgrading of the hospital facilities in Kota Kinabalu. The lacking in the facilities like the equipments, wards and beds, ambulances, medical personnel, specialist doctors, medicines and car parks must be attended to immediately by the Health Ministry.

The sick may not have the time to wait for these to happen and ready. There are already many sad cases of lives lost due to insufficient hospital facilities. Why the vital facilities in Kota Kinabalu have been neglected, he charged? -Sabahkini

STATE OWNED PRIVATE HOSPITAL SCRAPED?

THE announcement by the Sabah State Government that the Old Khidmat Building in Karamunsing is to be converted to house a state owned private hospital with allocation of RM 100 million which was included in the state budget tabled in the state Assembly last year.

The said project is expected to be completed in six months, and will provide the people in Sabah to have another private hospital for the sick. The Federal Ministry of Health commented that they have no objection to the setting up of the State owned private hospital.



Very unfortunately, after so many months we still don’t see any sign of the private hospital starting work, while there are rumors that the project had been scrapped.

Sabah DAP Medical & Advisory Bureau Chief Dr. Felix Chong said may be the Chief Minister Datuk Musa Hji. Aman can explain to the people whether the rumors are true and also to explain on the reason if the program is truly scrapped.

If it is scrapped, how much money already spent on the preparation of the project or paid to the consultants, architects, and the specialist hospital consultant? The Government should not keep silent on the issue, because this is state matter and the money spent are tax-payers’ money.

If the project is still ongoing, the CM should enlighten the people of Sabah on its progress and whether the final approval on its license to operate a private hospital has been granted by the Federal Ministry of Health.

Dr. Chong asked it the case of scrapping of the project is true, why the government has to plan and approved a scheme that can’t even start off, and this also reflects the incapability of the government to give the people the good health care facilities both in the Federal and State level.

The health care facilities in Kota Kinabalu is bad, why can’t the government give us a permanent solution that can bring about proper and advance health care. Everything is lacking in the government hospital, and we heard announcement one after another, and there is no immediate action.

The hospital services in Kota Kinabalu is spread out into three main hospitals and a polyclinic, this gives much confusion and trouble as far as the patients, doctors and nurses are concern.

The ministry of Health should immediately start to build a centralized hospital complex large enough to house all the facilities, patient wards, laboratory, operating theaters, doctors and nurses housing, and ample of car parks. There are plenty of state lands available and large enough in Kota Kinabalu for building one stop government general hospital. -Sabahkini

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

KK HOSPITALS CARPARK TO PARLIAMENT

THE problem of car parking spaces in the three hospitals in Kota Kinabalu was brought up last weeks in the Parliament session by the Kota Kinabalu Member of Parliament Dr. Hiew King Cheu.

He asked the Minister of Health Datuk Liow Tiong Lai on why there is no action by the Health Ministry to improve the long outstanding lack of car parking spaces in the Hospital Queen Elizabeth 1 and 2, and the Luyang Polyclinic.



The situation is getting critical and many had suffered and being summoned by the DBKK and the Traffic police. Some doctors and nurses were being issued many summon too.

A specialist doctor told Dr. Hiew that he has 6 police summons because he couldn’t find a car park in time, and the patient is waiting for his immediate care. He had to leave his car at a road corner quickly in order to attend to his patients.

Datuk Liow in his reply said that the matter of insufficient car parks in the three hospitals in Kota Kinabalu is now under planning and the construction should be on the way soon, and they will take urgent measure to tackle these problems.

For the Luyang Polyclinic, he said the Health Department in Sabah had received approval from DBKK for the construction of 33 car parking lots placed in Taman Bestari, and the work will commence this year.

For the HQE1, there will be a total of 792 lots in the hospital, including a three storey car park building for 536 cars, once the Twin Tower Block is completed.

For HQE2 (SMC), there are existing 178 parking lots, and because of the lack of car parks, a shuttle bus service will be used to ferry patient and visitors to reach the hospital from HQE1, Dewan Damai in Luyang and Likas Sport Complex.

The new project in HQE2 which is expected to be completed by the end of this year will provide additional 327 car parks.

Dr. Hiew said the people want the program of the Health Ministry to provide more car parking lot immediately in the three hospitals. The people have to continue to suffer at least another year, and hopefully what are planned by the ministry shall be completed on time.

The proposal as stated by the minister is insufficient to solve the daily car parking problem, Dr. Hiew hopes there will be some temporary road side or open space car park lots can be made ready to allow the visitors, patients and doctors for short hour parking, and avoid being summoned.

At the mean while, Sabah DAP Medical & Health Advisory Bureaus chief Dr. Filex Chong said that it can be easily done with the cooperation of the DBKK, JKR, JPJ, and the police. -Sabahkini

Hulu Selangor favours Zaid over Dr Halili

PKR will tonight announce their candidate for the Hulu Selangor by-election and The Malaysian Insider’s strawpoll indicate locals prefer Datuk Zaid Ibrahim over local born neurosurgeon Datuk Dr Halili Rahmat.

About 60 per cent of the voters polled yesterday said that they would vote Zaid while 40 per cent said they will back anyone to replace MP Datuk Dr Zainal Abidin Ahmad — whose death last month triggered the April 25 by-election.

The respondents were polled in the three state constituencies of Batang Kali, Kuala Kubu Bharu and Ulu Bernam within the constituency. Zaid was extremely popular in Ulu Bernam, polling 90 per cent of support while he obtained 60 per cent in Kuala Kubu Bharu.

A few explained their support for Zaid, the Kelantan-born lawyer who built his law firm into Malaysia’s largest partnership before he entered politics and was briefly made a minister.

“I choose him because of his political experience and he also understands the administration system as he was a minister in the prime minister’s department before joining PKR,” Ahmad Helmi Ali Bakri told The Malaysian Insider.

“With his experience and knowledge, I think he will be able to explain to the people about the current affairs so they will be able to understand issues such as the NEM (New Economic Model) and the APCO Worldwide issue,” the 49-year-old Ulu Bernam resident said.

Another voter from Ulu Bernam Siew Wei Lian said Zaid is the best name PKR can offer.

“I don’t really mind who the candidate is, as long as he is able to serve his voters fairly, so I hope whoever is chosen as PKR candidate will be able to serve fairly,” he said.

A Batang Kali restaurant owner Low Boon Chai, 44, said Zaid was the ideal candidate due to his popularity as both PKR and MIC have equal chances of winning the semi urban seat.

“Datuk Zaid is more suitable to represent PKR as he is more popular compared to Dr Halili.

“I know a lot about Zaid from the newspapers, there are a lot of stories about him recently compared to Dr Halili,” he said.

Most voters met know Zaid through media reports as he was formerly a minister in the prime minister’s department before joining PKR. He is also popular as he has been seen helping in PKR’s campaign in the constituency.

The voters also said they wanted a new face in the constituency as they claimed to be tired of MIC deputy president and four-term MP Datuk G. Palanivel for his alleged failure to deliver his election promises.

They are also demanding for economic change in the constituency and not just infrastructure development as many of them are self-employed and odd-job workers. The second national car project, Perodua, is also a major employer as its main plant is in the constituency.

PKR is said to be considering only Malay candidates as a majority of the voters are from that community. The Election Commission (EC) statistics reveal that out of the 64,500 voters, 34,020 are Malays, 16,964 Chinese and Indian, 12453.

In Election 2008, Zainal, the former Selangor deputy mentri besar, defeated Palanivel by a slim majority of 198 votes.

Zainal who joined PKR in 2005 obtained 23,177 votes while Palanivel received 22,979 votes. -MI

Monday, April 12, 2010

Sabah Mulls National Day Celebration

The proposed Malaysia Day celebration will be discussed at the Sabah cabinet meeting, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Yahya Hussin (pic).

He said usually, the state government would heed the federal government in celebrating national events.

"I will raise the matter at the (state) cabinet meeting. Actually, we planned to hold a state-level National Day celebration simultaneously with the Yang Dipertua Negeri's 64th birthday celebration to save cost.

"As Malaysia Day is a public holiday, it would be a waste if we do not celebrate it," he told reporters after chairing the main committee meeting on the National Day and the Yang Dipertua Negeri's birthday celebrations here today.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak declared Sept 16 a public holiday to mark the formation of Malaysia in 1963.

Sabah and Sarawak gazetted the date as state holidays by naming it the Yang DiPertua Negeri's birthday anniversary.

Yahya said that the Sabah Yang Dipertua Negeri's 64th birthday celebration would be held on the first Saturday in October with a parade at Padang Merdeka.




- Bernama

Chinese angry over a boast that Palanivel denies

Some in the Chinese community here are adamant they will not vote for Datuk G. Palanivel if he contests the April 25 by-election, over an alleged boast that he did not need their votes to win the 2004 general election with a 14,000 majority.

Their threat is a cause of concern for the Barisan Nasional (BN) federal government, which will name its candidate on Thursday to win back the seat that the MIC deputy president lost in Election 2008 by a slim 198 votes.

“No sensible person will utter those words especially during an election time,” Palanivel told The Malaysian Insider by text message last night.

The Selangor and Hulu Selangor MIC chief remains the sole party pick for the by-election but speculation is strong that his protege, MIC Youth deputy chief V. Mugilan or party information chief P. Kamalanathan are also being considered.

Of the three, Mugilan is said to have the brightest chance of being made the BN candidate although party president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu believes Palanivel can regain Hulu Selangor which he held for four terms from 1990.

“2004 was tough election because I was challenged by Ustaz Ismail Kamus, a PAS stalwart. The Chinese community supported very well, so much so that I even won the peti undi box of Batang Kali Chinese New Village. The first win for Parliament since 1959.

“That year Chinese voters strongly supported me. If that allegation was true they would not have supported me. Every time an election comes these are the allegations that will be hurled,” the 61-year-old politician said.

BN won handsomely in the 2004 general election with a 91 per cent mandate, the first held 22 years with Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi at the helm of the coalition instead of long-serving prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

But the coalition lost badly in Election 2008, losing four states and its customary two-thirds parliamentary majority which was blamed on unfulfilled promises to the electorate.

Palanivel pointed out he even heard rumours quoting him as saying he did not want Indian votes, who form a substantial 19.3 per cent of the 64,500 electorate in Hulu Selangor.

“After winning or before winning I am not the type to tell I don’t want votes from any community. They will always be someone to start these rumours. I cannot be the source of these rumours,” he stressed.

“In fact, after winning the vote box of Batang Kali New Village in 2004, I held a function to thank the Chinese votes for the historic win,” Palanivel added.

But several Chinese voters told The Malaysian Insider they had heard stories of Palanivel’s boast but were unable to determine when and where it was made.

All, however, believe that the journalist-turned-politician did say something to that effect sometime in 2004 after the year’s general elections.

“When Palanivel retained the seat by 14,483 votes in 2004, he boasted that he didn’t have to depend on Chinese voters to win,” a pensioner who called himself Koh told The Malaysian Insider.

Batang Kali resident Tan Chee Heng, 40, who owns a motorcycle shop, had also heard the same tale. He said, because of this, “Orang Cina cukup benci dia.” (The Chinese really hate him.)

A former BN component party member who did not want to be identified said he, too, had gotten wind of the same story. “I do not know when but he did mention something like that.”

He said another reason the Chinese community was over an unfulfilled promise. Palanivel had promised in 2007 to allocate funds to Sze Yah Kong Temple but did not keep to his word, and when he was asked about this in 2008 before the general elections, he allegedly said that he would give the temple the money if they voted for him.

An MIC member who also declined to be named said he was present when Palanivel made his boast, although not in the way the Chinese perceive it to have been.

He said Palanivel, speaking at Ampang Pecah in 2004 after successfully defending his seat, had told residents there he only needed Felda votes to win.

Palanivel apparently said this when chastised by the residents there for being unresponsive to their requests outside of election period.

The local community had called him there to survey damage done to their homes by repeated flooding.

The MIC member ventured that this incident perhaps gave rise to the idea among the Chinese community that Palanivel had boasted about not needing their backing, as it was implied in his statement that he did not need to depend on any minority voters.

The Hulu Selangor seat fell vacant following PKR MP Datuk Dr Zainal Abidin Ahmad’s death last March 25.

There are 64,500 registered voters in Hulu Selangor, with 63,701 regular voters and 799 postal voters. Malays make up the majority of the total with 34,020 voters (52.7 per cent,) followed by Chinese with 16,964 voters (26.3 per cent) and Indians at 12,453 voters (19.3 per cent). -MI

Khalid: Race Not a Factor in Choosing PKR Candidate

Selangor Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) liaison chief, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim (pic), said PKR did not give importance to race when selecting its candidate for the Hulu Selangor parliamentary by-election on April 25.

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He said PKR would merely choose the "best" candidate who would be dedicated, hardworking and strive for the betterment of the people and voters of the constituency.

"No need to politicise the issue (of race) when selecting the best candidate for an election. This is a political matter. The issue (of race) shouldn't be seen as a "sandiwara politik pilihan raya" (an election political drama).

"We in PKR do not look at that aspect (race) but instead look for an eligible candidate who can win the hearts and minds of the voters in Hulu Selangor," Khalid told reporters after launching the Selangor-level People's Tuition Programme, near here, today.

Khalid was responding to a statement made by Umno information chief Datuk Ahmad Maslan in a Malay daily which challenged PKR to field a non-Malay candidate for the Hulu Selangor by-election in an attempt to give fairness to all races in that constituency.

Voters in Hulu Selangor will go to the polls on April 25 to elect a new member of parliament following the death of the incumbent, Datuk Dr Zainal Abidin Ahmad of PKR on March 25. BN will field a candidate from the MIC in the by-election, nomination for which is on April 17.

Khalid, who is Selangor Menteri Besar, said Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leaders would meet in the next two days to decide on the "right" candidate, expected to be announced on Tuesday night.

On another note, Khalid said the state government spent RM3.4 million each year for the People's Tuition Programme and about 5,600 pupils in the state benefited from the programme every year.


- Bernama

Sunday, April 11, 2010

NAFI: 300 AHLI PKR SERTAI UPKO ?



KETUA Cabang PKR Beluran, Sipin Bin Kadandi @ Ambrose hari ini menafikan dengan sekeras-kerasnya dakwaan dan propaganda yang dicanangkan oleh parti UPKO Beluran bahawa seramai 300 orang ahli PKR telah keluar beramai-ramai dan menyertai Barisan Nasional.

UPKO sengaja berbuat demikian demi untuk melemahkan semangat perjuangan ahli- ahli PKR dan juga memandangkan semakin melebar kepercayaan rakyat kepada perjuangan Pakatan Rakyat.

Menurut Sipin, hanya 20 orang sahaja yang berbuat demikian malah sebaliknya Cabang PKR Beluran telah nenerima masuk 400 orang ahli-ahli UMNO menyertai Pakatan Rakyat baru-baru ini. Beliau menyatakan demikian apabila diminta mengulas oleh BIRO Informasi & Komunikasi PKR Negeri mengenai dakwaan yang dibuat oleh parti UPKO.

Sipin menyatakan dengan tegas bahawa cabang PKR Beluran telah sedaya upaya mengadakan beberapa siri penerangan dan pendekatan kepada penduduk setempat dan menerangkan dengan lebih terperinci hala-tuju dan focus utama perjuangan PKR dan Pakatan Rakyat. Maka kerana itulah kebanyakan ahli-ahli UMNO telah berpatah arang dengan kepimpinan UMNO dan menyertai Pakatan Rakyat.

Beliau juga menambah, rata-rata ahli UMNO yang keluar itu telah menyatakan sokongan padu kepada Pakatan Rakyat kerana telah hilang kepercayaan kepada kepimpinan UMNO dan Barisan Nasional yang hanya mementingkan kepentingan diri dan kroni-kroni masing-masing daripada mendahulukan keperluan dan kepentingan rakyat jelata.

Maka kerana itulah juga mereka bertekad untuk berjuang di bawah panji-panji Pakatan Rakyat dan akan meneruskan ikrar setia demi perjuangan murni Pakatan Rakyat.

Menjawab satu pertanyaan, Sipin yang juga Ketua Cabang PKR Beluran berkata, " Kini PKR telah begitu mendapat sambutan hangat daripada penduduk Beluran terutama sekali generasi muda yang sangat berminat menyertai PKR Cabang Beluran dan AMK kini sedang giat berusaha mendapatkan seberapa banyak generasi muda menyertai PKR."

Laporan : HALIK ZAMAN

Bakar Geran Tanah Sebab Marah JKR

Kecewa dengan projek pembesaran jalan yang didakwa menimbulkan banyak masalah, penduduk sebuah kampung di Port Dickson hari ini membakar geran tanah asli mereka sebagai tanda bantahan.

Dengan bantuan sebuah NGO pemantau prestasi jabatan kerajaan, mereka juga mendirikan sebuah papan tanda besar ala papan projek Jabatan Kerja Raya (JKR) bertulis "Tapak cadangan tanah perkuburan baru" dan "Homestay mencari maut".

Menurut timbalan pengerusi Gerakan Memantau Perkhidmatan Agensi Kerajaan (GEMPAK) Rahimuddin Md Harun, penduduk dan NGO terbabit hari ini mengambil tindakan tersebut kerana kecewa dengan pemantauan JKR terhadap projek tersebut.

Sejak dimulakan pada 2004, tambahnya, projek pembesaran jalan Pasir Panjang-Port Dickson itu tidak dijalankan dengan baik sehingga menyebabkan rumah-rumah di sekitarnya terdedah kepada risiko dirempuh kereta dan banjir.

Katanya, jalan yang ditambak beberapa kaki itu, dengan saliran yang tidak sempurna menyebabkan air dan selut melimpah masuk ke rumah penduduk setiap kali hujan.

Jalan baru tersebut juga tidak mempunyai penghadang bagi mengelakkan kereta yang terbabas merempuh rumah mereka, tambahnya.

Sebanyak 72 keluarga - kira-kira 300 penduduk - terlibat dalam projek pembesaran jalan sejauh kira 5 kilometer itu.

Rahimuddin berkata, penduduk telah mengadukan perkara tersebut kepada pelbagai pihak, termasuk JKR, wakil rakyat, kerajaan negeri, pihak polis dan Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah (SPRM) tetapi tiada sebarang tindakan diambil.

"Kalau hendak kumpul semua aduan, sudah satu rim kertas. Janganlah pandai menabur janji dalam pilihan raya kecil di Hulu Selangor sahaja, tetapi dengarlah juga rintihan penduduk di sini," katanya ketika dihubungi Malaysiakini selepas bantahan tersebut.
Rahimuddin juga berkata, penduduk Pasir Panjang tidak membantah pembangunan "tetapi janganlah kerana pembangunan, keselesaan dan hak penduduk diabaikan".

Menurut Rahimuddin, projek tersebut diusahakan oleh Perbadanan Menteri Besar Negeri Sembilan, sebuah anak syarikat milik kerajaan (GLC) negeri.

Kira-kira 70 penduduk setempat hadir menyatakan bantahan itu kira-kira jam 11 pagi tadi.-GB

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Presiden Poland, isteri terbunuh pesawat terhempas di Russia

Image from video footage shows a firefighter working to extinguish  the flames from the wreckage of a Polish government Tupolev Tu-154  aircraft that crashed near Smolensk airportMOSCOW: Presiden Poland, Lech Kaczynski dan isterinya terbunuh selepas pesawat yang mereka naiki bersama 130 penumpang lain terhempas ketika menuju ke arah kawasan pendaratan di barat Russia, menurut pegawai negara itu.

Gabenor wilayah Smolensk iaitu lokasi pesawat itu terhempas, Sergei Anufriev, berkata tiada mangsa yang masih hidup ditemui dalam kejadian jam 11 pagi tadi.
“Pesawat presiden Poland gagal tiba ke landasan ketika hendak mendarat dan difahamkan ia melanggar bahagian atas pokok dan jatuh terhempas. Tiada seorang pun yang terselamat susulan kemalangan itu” katanya dalam saluran berita negara itu, Rossiya-24.
Kementerian Luar Poland mengesah Kaczynski dan isterinya berada dalam pesawat Tu-154 itu.

Kaczynski terbang ke Russia bagi menghadiri upacara menyambut ulang tahun ke-70 pembunuhan beramai-ramai pegawai Poland oleh polis rahsia Soviet di Katyn dan tempat lain ketika perang dunia ke II. - AP

PATI IC PROJEK KINI MENJADI 'RAJA' DI TANAH ADAT?

PENDATANG tanpa izin yang mendapat kad pengenalan projek bukan sahaja berani menjadi Ketua Cawangan UMNO, malah merampas tanah adat dan bersubahat dengan Penolong Pemungut Hasil Tanah untuk mendapat geran hak milik ke atas tanah adat yang diceroboh.

Seorang pewaris tanah adat, Ninah Binti Gaya, 34, memaklumkan beliau tidak pernah menyangka tanah adat peninggalan arwah ayahnya, Gayah Bin Mansur di Kampung Silam telah diceroboh dan cuba dirampas Ketua Cawangan UMNO Silam Pacific Hardwood, Haji Wahab Bin Nonong.


LAPOR.... Ninah (kanan) menunjukkan salinan laporan polis yang dibuat sebelum ini namuntidak diambil tindakan oleh polis memaksa Ninah membuat laporan polis terhadap Ketua Polis Daerah Lahad Datu. Manakala suami Ninah memegang surat keputusan penyiasatan tanah yang memberi hak kepada Wahab untuk mendapat sebahagian tanah adat yang diusahakan keluarga Ninah.


“Menurut bapa saudara saya, tanah ini adalah tanah adat kerana kami pohon atas geran NT apabila salah seorang pemohon asal, Allung Laedin tidak lagi berminat atas tanah yang diteroka dan menjual bahagiannya kepada bapa saya,” ujar Ninah yang mendakwa PT79114519 yang dipohon oleh bapanya telah dibatalkan sedangkan Allung telah menyerahkan bahagiannya PT 72111313 kepada arwah bapanya.

Kata Ninah, Wahab yang sebelum ini menumpang di tanah arwah bapanya telah menggunakan surat kuasa palsu untuk memperdaya Penolong Pemungut Hasil Tanah Lahad Datu kerana beliau memohon tanah tersebut melalui PT 89110399 menggunakan pelan tanah yang diduduki keluarga Ninah selama ini; sedangkan pada dasarnya Wahab memohon kawasan lain.

“Saya terkejut kerana Kerajaan mengeluarkan Geran Draf CL 115403640 atas nama Wahab Bin Nonong di atas tanah adat yang kami duduki sejak 1950-an lagi, walaupun beliau hanya menumpang tanah adat milik keluarga kami,” ujar Ninah yang kesal kerana kecuaian Jabatan Tanah dan Ukur mengeluarkan geran draf berkenaan.

Setelah dibantah mengikut Seksyen 15, Ordinan Tanah Sabah, Penolong Pemungut Hasil Tanah Lahad Datu, Awang Fauzi Bin Awang Tahir telah memanggil Ninah dan Wahab ke Pejabatnya pada 5 Mei 2009 untuk menyelesaikan bantahan tersebut dengan memerintah tanah tersebut dibahagi sama rata dengan Ninah.

PPHT juga mengarahkan agar geran draf CL 115403640 yang telah dikeluarkan atas nama Wahab Bin Nonong dibatalkan selaras dengan Seksyen 88, Bab 68, Ordinan Tanah Sabah.

“Bagaimana boleh dibahagi dua sedangkan Wahab tidak berhak ke atas tanah ini kerana adik beradik saya ramai. Keputusan ini tidak adil dan saya percaya berlaku amalan rasuah dan penyalahgunaan kuasa yang begitu ketara sehingga Wahab diberikan geran draf yang hampir melupuskan hak kami jika saya tidak membuat bantahan,” ujar Ninah yang mendapat perintah mentadbir harta pusaka arwah ayahnya daripada Mahkamah Syariah Tawau.

Tegas Ninah, PPHT tidak berhak untuk menentukan pertikaian dan memutuskan tanah adat berkenaan diserahkan kepada pemohon lain yang tidak ada kena mengena dengan keluarganya.

Sehubungan itu, Ninah mendesak agar Pengarah Tanah dan Ukur campurtangan untuk menyelesaikan pertikaian tanah tersebut dan polis mengambil tindakan sewajarnya terhadap Wahab Nonong kerana menceroboh tanah adat keluarganya.

Ninah turut mendesak Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) menyiasat bagaimana Wahab boleh mendaftar permohonan tanah dan diberikan kelulusan di atas tanah adat yang diduduki keluarga sejak zaman colonial sehingga kini.

Bagi menegaskan tindakan beliau, Ninah telah menghubungi peguamnya dan membuat laporan polis, LDD/RPT/1777/10 pada jam 11.20 malam, 17 Mac 2010 dan mendakwa bahawa;

“PADA jam lebih kurang 4.30 petang bertempat di rumah Taman Kafoh, No.10, Jalan Segama Lahad Datu, saya dimaklumkan oleh bapa saudara saya, Hj Aspala Bin Sahiran bahawa tanah yang kami duduki seluas lebih kurang 15 ekar adalah tanah adat yang telah diusahakan oleh bapa saya. Sebagai pewaris yang sah yang mendapat perintah pentadbir harta pusaka Gayah Mansur, saya datang ke balai membuat laporan agar Polis di-Raja Malaysia menyiasat dan mengambil tindakan dibawah undang-undang jenayah terhadap sesiapa sahaja yang terlibat secara langsung atau bersubahat sehingga kerajaan mengeluarkan geran draf CL 11543640 kepada Hj Wahab Bin Nonong No kad pengenalan H0568477 secara tidak sah, culas dan bercanggah dengan Ordinan Tanah Sabah. Laporan ìni juga dbuat terhadap Hj Wahab Bin Nonong kerana telah menceroboh tanah adat milik keluarga saya dengan menebang beberapa pokok dan menanam kelapa sawit di atas tanah yang telah diceroboh. Laporan ini juga dibuat terhadap Ketua Polis Daerah Lahad Datu kerana gagal mengambil tindakan di bawah undang-undang jenayah terhadap Hj Wahab Bin Nonong kerana telah mengugut untuk membakar rumah yang kami duduki sejak 39 tahun lalu jika kami tidak keluar daripada tanah berkenaan; walaupun saya telah membuat laporan di Balai Polis Lahad Datu melalui LDD/PRT/584208 pada 7 Oktober 2008. Laporan ini juga dbuat terhadap Penolong Pemungut Hasil Tanah Lahad Datu, Awang Fauzi Bin Awang Tahir kerana telah memberikan sebahagian tanah adat tersebut kepada Hj Wahab Bin Nonong melalui pembicaraan tanah melalui surat LE 46/2008/(18) bertarikh 5 mei 2009; sedangkan beliau tahu bahawa Hj Wahab tidak berhak ke atas tanah berkenaan.”

Dalam pada itu, Siasatan Sabahkini.net mendapati Wahab adalah pendatang haram Filipina yang mendapat kad pengenalan projek bernombor H0568477 dan kini memegang Mykad 400103-12-5117 merupakan Ketua Cawangan UMNO Silam Pacific Hardwood dan pemilih berdaftar di Kampung Silam, daerah mengundi Sapagaya, Lahad Datu.

Wahab menggunakan pelbagai nama sebelum mendapat kad pengenalan dan pernah bekerja dengan Pacific Hardwood. Menurut rekod surat nikah adik kandungnya, Siti Nohi Bin Upau, nama Wahab dicatatkan sebagai Kowon Bin Upau dan pernah menggunakan beberapa nama seperti Konong, Nonong dan kini menggunakan salah satu daripada nama Tuhan, ‘Wahab’ (sewajarnya ada Abdul sebelum namanya).


ADIK..... Adik Wahab Nonong bernama Siti Nuhi Upau masih memegang IMM13 IP-12071-3076 berlatar belakangkan rumah Wahab.

Sehingga kini adik Wahab, Siti Nuhi Upau masih memegang IMM13 sedangkan Wahab yang datang bersama adiknya telah mendapat kad pengenalan projek dan berlagak sebagai ‘Raja Tanah’ setelah menjadi Ketua Cawangan UMNO Silam Pacific Hardwood.

Pejabat Imigresen Lahad Datu yang berdiam diri selama ini mempunyai rekod Wahab namun belum bertindak kerana Wahab menjadi penyokong kuat Adun Lahad Datu, Datuk Datu Nasrun Datu Mansur; melainkan jika Jabatan Imigresen disapena ke Mahkamah untuk memberi keterangan siapa Wahab sebenarnya dan bagaimana beliau boleh mendapat kad pengenalan projek dan merampas tanah adat milik Anak Negeri Sabah.

Penduduk tempatan di Silam hairan kenapa Polis gagal memberkas Wahab yang melakukan jenayah menceroboh tanah dan mengugut untuk membakar rumah Ninah sedangkan laporan polis dibuat?

Oleh: MUHAMMAD HAIKAL HALIM (sabahkini)

Gambar Yang Tidak benar?



Daripada : Irwan Idris (sabahdaily.net)


Saya mendapat panggilan dari pengurusan Celcom Berhad sebentar tadi dan diajukan persoalan tentang seorang yang bernama xxxxxx dan xxxxxx.

Mendengar nama ini dikaitkan dengan saya, saya terus memotong kata kata pengurusan CELCOM Berhad bahawa saya tiada kaitan langsung dengan nama nama ini.

Dia memberitahu saya, mereka agak terkilan dengan gambar superimpose yang di gunakan di web tersebut.

Nasihat saya secara peribadi kepada CELCOM, web tersebut adalah kurap dan kurap hanya boleh diubati dengan ubat kurap. Jgn garu. Abaikan penulisan itu, teruskan sahaja ke peringkat laporan polis dan Mahkamah adalah jawapan kepada kelompok ini.

Saya menulis kali ini, kerana mereka membuat panggilan kepada saya. :)

Jangan buang masa mencari orang yang anda tidak akan dapat temui, berikan saja tugas itu kepada pihak Polis dan mereka yang sememangnya ditugaskan untuk menguruskan orang orang seperti ini.

Maklumat Lanjut : www.sabahdaily.net/

Calon MIC: Pemimpin Umno Selangor ancam Boikot! -Bloger Umno

Blogger Umno sahkan berlaku perebutan calon di Hulu Selangor - Pemimpin Umno Selangor ancam Boikot!Ternyata bangkai gajah tidak dapat ditutup hanya dengan timbunan daun kering..kebusukannya pasti juga teserlah..Umno dan Najib kini berhadapan dengan keadaan yg cukup genting..hakikat ini tentunya tidak dirasai oleh Umno luar Hulu Selangor, tetap bahang dan kepanasannya dirasai oleh kepimpinan dan ahli/penyokong Umno Hulu Selangor sendiri...


Mereka menuntut supaya calon melayu dari Umno untuk bertanding..mereka sanggup menghantar memorandum kepada Najib demi mempertaruhkan seorang calon berbangsa Melayu sebagai ayam sabung mereka menentang calon Melayu dari parti PR..bahkan lebih dari itu, mereka mengugut akan memboikot PRK kali ini jika tuntutan mereka tidak diendahkan..

Persoalan kini, apakah Najib lebih mengutamakan pandangan dari penduduk Hulu Selangor sendiri, atau hanya mengambilkira pandangan dan suara dari pihak luar Hulu Selangor..sama2 kita saksikan babak seterusnya...

Ikuti pengakuan khas mengenai kemelut dalaman Umno/BN ini oleh seorang blogger Umno (csimelayu.blogspot.com) yang melaporkan langsung dari Felda Sungai Tengi, Hulu Selangor, yang kemudiannya disahkan oleh seorang blogger fanatik Umno, House PK...

baca seterusnya di sini:
http://ruangbicarapriamalaya.blogspot.com/2010/04/blogger-umno-sahkan-berlaku-perebutan.html

Hulu Selangor : Lebih 9 Calon Bertanding?

Rekod 15 calon merebut kerusi DUN Bukit Selambau April 2009 — paling ramai bertanding dalam satu-satu pilihan raya kecil — kemungkinan berulang di Hulu Selangor?

Sama ada suasana itu akan dapat disaksikan pada pilihan raya kecil kerusi Parlimen Hulu Selangor bulan ini masih menjadi teka-teki.

Bagaimanapun setakat semalam sembilan borang penamaan calon telah diambil, demikian disahkan oleh Timbalan Pengerusi Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) Datuk Wira Wan Ahmad Wan Omar.

Beliau tidak menolak kemungkinan lebih banyak borang akan diambil selepas ini.

Borang-borang ini diambil sama ada dari pejabat Pegawai Pengurus Pilihan Raya atau Pejabat Pilihan Raya Selangor di Shah Alam.

“Tidak ada borang diambil dari ibu pejabat SPR,” kata beliau kepada The Malaysian Insider.

Sambil menyifatkan jumlah itu “agak ramai”, Wan Ahmad berkata pihaknya tiada maklumat tentang parti politik pihak yang mengambil borang-borang ini mewakili.

“Biasanya kami tidak akan tanya parti politik yang mereka wakili kecuali minta berikan nama dan nombor kad pengenalan mereka.

“Ada jua yang mengambil borang bagi pihak parti dan ada kemungkinan ada pihak yang mengambil lebih daripada satu borang sebagai langkah berjaga-jaga (jika berlaku kesilapan),” katanya.

Tinggal hanya satu minggu sebelum hari penamaan calon.

Penamaan calon pilihan raya kecil kerusi Parlimen Hulu Selangor akan berlangsung 17 April ini manakala hari pengundian dijadual 25 April.

Setiap borang penamaan calon berharga RM20.

“Maklumat kami menunjukkan sembilan borang dikeluarkan setakat petang ini (semalam).

“Setakat hari ini sahaja sembilan borang sudah dikeluarkan. Masa ada masa lagi (menjelang hari penamaan calon)

“Kemungkinan akan ada lagi yang akan ambil borang penamaan calon,” kata beliau.

Setakat ini dua orang telah menyatakan pendirian akan bertanding sebagai calon Bebas selain pesaing tradisi Barisan Nasional (BN) dan komponen Pakatan Rakyat (PR) akan menurunkan calon masing-masing.

Difahamkan akan ada calon daripada Umno dan Pakatan Rakyat akan turun gelanggang ekoran rasa tidak puas hati dengan pemilihan calon.

Umno dari awal mahu kerusi itu diberikan kepada parti itu.

Bagaimanapun Rabu lalu Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak mengesahkan kerusi itu akan ditandingi oleh MIC bagi pihak BN.

Pilihan raya kecil DUN Bukit Selambau di Kedah pada 7 April 2009 menyaksikan 15 calon termasuk BN dan PR bertanding merebut kerusi itu selepas ia kosong kerana penyandangnya, seorang Exco, meletakkan jawatan. -MI

Friday, April 9, 2010

MP Sibu meninggal dunia

Timbalan Menteri Pengangkutan, Datuk Robert Lau yang juga anggota parlimen bandar Sibu meninggal dunia di Hospital Selayang, hari ini akibat barah.

Lau, 68, dari SUPP memenangi kerusi tersebut dengan majoriti 3,235 undi. Beliau menewaskan calon DAP Wong Ho Leng dan calon PKR Lim Chin Chuang.

Kematiannya akan membawa kepada satu lagi pilihan raya kecil - yang kesebelas selepas pilihan raya umum 2008.

Ia juga merupakan pilihan raya kecil kedua di Sarawak selepas DUN Batang Ai.

Pilihan raya kecil tersebut perlu diadakan dalam tempoh 60 hari selepas tarikh berlaku kekosongan.

Pada pilihan raya umum 2008, Lau mendapat 19,138 undi manakala Wong mendapat 15,903 undi dan Lim (812).


Lau mewakili parlimen Sibu sejak 1990.

Dalam pilihan raya umum 2008, parlimen Sibu mempunyai 53,679 pengundi, dengan majoriti kaum Cina (60 peratus), Melanau (20 peratus), Iban (18 peratus) dan Orang Ulu (1.1 peratus).

Keluarga Lau memiliki kumpulan KTS - sebuah konglomerat yang terbabit dalam industri pembalakan dan media.

Kumpulan KTS memiliki beberapa akhbar termasuk Borneo Post dan Oriental Daily News.

Sementara itu, Bernama memetik setiausaha sulitnya, Peter Hu sebagai berkata, Lau meninggal dunia pada jam 11.10 pagi dan persiapan sedang diadakan untuk membawa jenazah mendiang ke kampung halamannya di Sibu. -MK

BENARKAH KUNAK SYURGA DADAH?



KUNAK yang terkenal dengan Tingkayu dan Gua Madai yang menjadi tapak tamaddun awal manusia kini turut menjadi tumpuan manusia yang tidak bertamaddun dan menggunakan pakaian seragam mereka untuk memusnahkan bangsa yang telah merdeka tetapi dijajah narkoba!

Ketua Polis Daerah Kunak, DSP M Radzali Mahmud sewajarnya mencari pengalaman dalam bidang narkotik kerana pengalamannya menjaga ‘Gudang Senjata’ tidak cukup untuk memerangi para pengedar dadah yang begitu berleluasa di Kunak yang layak digelar ‘Little Mexico’ kerana dadah boleh didapati dengan mudah, hatta di dalam lokap!.

Rangkaian Dadah di dalam PDRM Kunak belum pernah didedahkan sebelum ini sekalipun usaha Unit Narkotik memerangi dadah tidak berhasil kerana kekangan daripada sindiket yang bersedia membalas dendam seandainya anggota mereka ditangkap atau didakwa.

Kenapakah Ketua Unit Narkotik Kunak begitu gentar untuk memburu dan menangkap Raja Dadah Kunak, ‘Murah’ dan pengikutnya ‘Basad’ yang menjadi pelengkap Skandal Dadah di Kunak?

Apakah disebabkan M Radzali dan Ketua Unit Narkotik berasal dari ‘Malaya’ maka mereka terus ‘melaya’ (menelentang) untuk ‘dikerjakan’ secara wewenang oleh para pengedar dadah termasuk Murah dan Basad?

Sebagai ‘Raja Narkotik’ di Kunak, Murah yang ‘dilindungi’ oleh Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah dan Cawangan Khas begitu ‘berkuasa’ dan boleh membekukan kenaikan pangkat anggota narkotik yang begitu aktif menangkap pengedar dadah di bawah perintah Murah; sehingga memaksa mereka menjalankan kerja terhad.

Pekan sekangkang pelacur ‘Visaya’ gagal dikawal selia oleh Unit Anti-Narkotik dan PDRM yang kelihatan lebih banyak makan gaji buta dan menangkap ikan bilis yang menjadi kutu sampah dan penagih dadah.

Atas usaha gigih Unit Narkotik, Basad yang tinggal di hadapan rumah bekas Adun Kunak, Datuk Jasa Haji Rauddah pernah diberkas dan dicadangkan untuk dikenakan tindakan buang daerah (langkah-langkah pencegahan khas). Peliknya, beliau telah dibebaskan semula selepas ditahan seketika di penjara Kepayan. Basad kini kembali aktif di Kunak dengan subahat beberapa pegawai polis di Balai Polis Kunak kerana menjadi ‘anak kesayangan’ Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah Kunak.

Persoalannya, siapakah yang memelihara Murah dan Basad sehingga ‘besar hidung daripada kepala’ kerana baru-baru ini, seorang anggota Unit Narkotik dituduh mengambil wang daripada pengedar sedangkan ketika dituduh, pegawai berkenaan sedang menjalankan saringan ujian air kencing untuk mengenalpasti penagih dadah!

Sindiket Dadah Kunak dipercayai didalangi seorang Sarjan di Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah Kunak, yang akan menuduh dan menganiaya pegawai polis yang berhempas pulas menjalankan tugas atas alasan berani mengganggu ‘anak buahnya’ (pengedar) dadah semata-mata untuk terus hidup sedang dengan gaji yang kecil; tetapi pendapatan yang besar bagi menyara anaknya di Universiti dan memandu kereta mewah.

Beberapa pengedar dadah yang dikehendaki Unit Narkotik telah dilepaskan begitu sahaja oleh JSJ Kunak atas alasan mereka menjadi ‘sumber maklumat polis’ sehingga Unit Narkotik seperti ‘Tahi Lembu’ di atas jalan raya yang tidak lagi berguna atau berfungsi sebagai pegawai polis.

Amat tepat jika dikatakan berlaku ‘Kudita’ (Coup de-taat) dalam pentadbiran Balai Polis Kunak kerana Ketua Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah lebih berkuasa daripada Ketua Polis Daerah Kunak; apatah lagi JSJ berkuasa menjatuhi hukuman sebelum didakwa di mahkamah undang-undang.

Kehebatan Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah Kunak (JSJ) begitu ketara dalam kes Pertikaian Tanah Tingkayu kerana mereka bebas mengarahkan tangkapan atau pelepasan sesiapa sahaja dan melindungi ‘Lanun Darat’ yang diketuai Alimuddin Mohd Ajay selama lebih satu tahun; apatah lagi dalam kes jenayah pengedaran dan penagihan syabu yang begitu berleluasa di Kunak sekarang.

Unit Narkotik PDRM Kunak sering dijadikan ‘Kambing Hitam’ oleh Sindiket Dadah yang bertapak kukuh dalam JSJ Kunak terutama beberapa orang Sarjan yang bertindak sebagai ‘Ketua Mafia’ yang akan ‘mengajar’ anggota polis yang mengganggu rangkaian sindiket dadah, terutama yang telah bertugas lebih 15 tahun tanpa ditukarkan ke mana-mana daerah seolah-olah mendapat geran ‘Hak Milik Kekal’ (999) di Balai Polis Kunak.

Malang sekali bagi Ketua Polis Daerah Kunak kerana terpaksa ikut telunjuk JSJ yang didalangi Sindiket Dadah dan mendapat perlindungan pegawai kanan polis di Ibu Pejabat Polis Sabah yang kalis tindakan undang-undang.

Mengikut siasatan krew Sabahkini.net, Murah menjual dadah dalam kapasiti 'batang-batang@5gm' antara berharga RM500 dan 'set' berharga RM2,200 di Kunak. Murah mendapat bekalan daripada Felda Sahabat 16, Lahad Datu.

Manakala Basad hanya pengedar kecil yang menjual mengikut sukatan ‘Dik-Dik’ yang berharga antara RM50 hingga RM100. Jika penagih mahu membeli jumlah yang besar, Basad akan memesan terus daripada Murah atau jika Murah tiada, Basad meminta penagih kembali dalam masa tiga jam kerana beliau terpaksa memesan daripada pengedar daripada Kampung Puyut, Lahad Datu.

Memandangkan ramai pegawai JSJ berketurunan Bajau/Suluk, maka mereka mudah ‘bergaul mesra dan makan sepinggan’ dengan Pengedar Dadah yang berasal daripada spesis yang sama; kebanyakannya mempunyai susur galur daripada Filipina.

Bak kata mereka,”mag'sukul na tok, kita itu satu bangsa, ta'u tausug, ta'u sa'ma ba kita itu tok” sebagai pelincir jalinan kemesraan dan hubungan mereka terus terpelihara bagi jangka masa yang agak lama untuk berkongsi keuntungan daripada kegiatan jenayah.

Ramai pengedar menganggap pegawai JSJ sebagai ‘Tuhan’ kerana memberi perlindungan kepada usaha jenayah mereka selama ini tanpa sebarang halangan sehingga berlaku terlalu banyak laporan palsu untuk menganiaya pegawai polis dan orang awam yang memberi maklumat kepada polis.

Apakah Kunak akan terus menjadi ‘Little Mexico’ atau Ketua Polis Daerah Kunak akan terus sedar daripada tidur lena kerana beliau tidak lagi menjaga Gudang Senjata; sebaliknya menjaga satu daerah yang dipenuhi dengan penjenayah termasuk Lanun Darat, Mafia Dadah dan Lanun Laut!

Oleh: KREW SABAHKINI.NET

Bekalan elektrik kerap putus, syarikat telekomunikasi terjejas

YK, pengadu dari sebuah syarikat telekomunikasi mengadu bekalan elektrik yang kerap kali terputus di kawasan Rompon menjejaskan perkhidmatan perhubungan yang disediakan untuk penduduk yang tinggal di sekitar Keningau.

“Masalah bekalan elektrik yang kerap kali berlaku tidak mengira siang atau malam menyebabkan sistem stesen pemancar radio selular seringkali mengalami sistem down,” katanya.

Katanya, pihak syarikat mengalami kerugian sehingga mencecah beribu ringgit untuk menggantikan peralatan di Stesen Radio selular, sebuah pemancar yang dikongsi bersama dengan dua lagi syarikat telekomunikasi lain.

“Ini disebabkan beberapa peralatan transmisi rosak akibat daripada bekalan elektrik yang kerap kali terputus dan tidak menentu,” dalam suratnya kepada Actionline.

Menurutnya lagi, tempoh bekalan elektrik yang terputus memakan masa yang lama sehingga penduduk menjadi lali.

“Tidak ada jangkaan yang dipasang di setiap kediaman penduduk jika tiada bekalan. Keadaan ini berlainan pula dengan bekalan elektrik yang disambungkan pada Stesen Pemancar Radio di mana, bil elektrik dibayar secara pukal,” katanya.

YK memohon supaya syarikat telekomunikasi memperbaiki mutu perkhidmatan bekalan elektrik ke luar Bandar untuk kepentingan bersama.

Surat aduan yang dikepilkan kepada Actionline telah difax kepada SESB.

Seorang jurucakap dari bahagian Korporat Komunikasi menerima aduan itu berkata pihak mereka sedang membuat siasatan mengenai perkara ini. -NST

PRK Hulu Selangor: PKR Ada Kelebihan – Khir Toyo

Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo berkata, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) mempunyai kelebihan dalam pilihanraya kecil parlimen Hulu Selangor 25 April ini kerana berjaya memainkan isu-isu perkauman khususnya untuk menarik pengundi Melayu.

Selain itu, bekas menteri besar Selangor berkata, 16,964 pengundi Cina iaitu 26.3 peratus daripada 64,500 pengundi yang mengundi PKR dalam pilihanraya umum lalu belum kembali kepada Barisan Nasional (BN).

Khir Toyo yang juga bekas pengerusi perhubungan Umno Selangor itu berkata, PKR telah memainkan isu perkauman apabila mendesak BN supaya meletakkan calon Melayu di parlimen tersebut.

"PKR yang rasis telah membuat provokasi kepada Umno supaya meletakkan calonnya kerana PKR akan meletakkan calon Melayu.

"Banyak penyokong Umno sudah termakan isu dan kemungkinan besar mereka akan mengundi parti pembangkang yang meletakkan calon Melayu.

"PKR boleh letak calon Melayu tetapi jika BN letak calon Umno, maka orang tidak akan percaya lagi kepada parti itu," katanya ketika diminta mengulas keputusan BN untuk meletakkan calon MIC dalam pilihanraya Hulu Selangor.

Semalam semasa menutup Kovensyen BN Selangor di Shah Alam, Perdana Menteri yang juga Pengerusi BN negeri mengumumkan BN akan meletakkan calon dari MIC.

Sebelum ini, ada ura-ura Umno mahu meletakkan calonnya bekas Menteri Besar Selangor Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammad Taib bertanding di kerusi tersebut.

Mengulas perkara tersebut, Dr Khir yang kini Adun Sungai Panjang berkata, dakwaan tersebut merupakan provokasi yang dibuat oleh PKR bertujuan untuk memecahbelahkan undi Melayu.

"Umno tidak boleh bertanding di situ kerana ia merupakan kerusi tradisi MIC.

Jika Umno meletakkan calonnya, orang tidak akan percaya lagi kepada parti Melayu itu," tambahnya.

Bekas menteri besar Selangor itu berkata, daripada kira-kira 32,000 pengundi Melayu, 15,000 merupakan penyokong PAS dan Umno hanya 17,000 orang.

Beliau menambah, sehingga ini pengundi Cina yang menyokong pembangkang dalam pilihanraya umum 2008 belum kembali ke pangkuan BN.

"Saya rasa pengundi Cina akan menjadi penentu kemenangan kali ini," katanya.

Dr Khir juga berkata, kerajaan Selangor akan menggunakan semua jentera kerajaan untuk membantu kemenangan calon Pakatan Rakyat.

Katanya, Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim telah membuka sebuah pejabat di Hulu Selangor sebagai persiapan menghadapi pilihanraya kecil itu.

"Dia (Khalid) tidak pernah melawat Hulu Selangor tetapi oleh kerana adanya pilihanraya (kecil) beliau telah mengadakan mesyuarat exco dan saya difahamkan meluluskan berjuta-juta ringgit untuk penduduk di kawasan parlimen tersebut.

"Khalid sudah mula tabur janji dan projek untuk penduduk Hulu Selangor," tambahnya lagi.

Pilihanraya kecil itu diadakan berikutan kematian penyandang dari PKR, Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad baru-baru ini.Dalam pilihanraya lalu, Zainal mengalahkan calon MIC, Datuk G Palaninel dengan majoriti 198 undi.

PKR dijangka meletakkan bekas menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Zaid Ibrahim bertanding di situ.

Suruhanjaya Pilihanraya (SPR) menetapkan 17 April sebagai hari penamaan calon dan 25 April hari mengundi. -FMT