Hornbill Unleashed

August 23, 2012

‘Stay away from Pandelela’

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 12:00 AM
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Patrick Lee

Kedah Gerakan has warned a foreign group not to politicise the Sarawak government’s gift to Olympian Pandelela Rinong.

A call by a Swiss-based group for local Olympian Pandelela Rinong Pang to refuse rewards offered by Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud has come under fire from a Gerakan leader.

Taib recently announced that he would reward Pandelela, 19, who won a bronze medal in the 10m platform diving event during the London 2012 Olympics.

While recognising her efforts, rainforest conservationists Bruno Manser Fund (BMF) accused Taib of political manipulation.

This led Kedah Gerakan Youth chief Tan Keng Liang to attack BMF over Twitter. He said: “Foreign-based Bruno Manser Fund should not interfere [with] how Malaysians reward their national hero at Olympic. Please mind your own business.”

Terming BMF as “foreign bigots”, Tan said that the group had no say over how local sportsmen were to be rewarded.

BMF has for many years found itself at loggerheads with Taib over his role in the purported deforestation of the Sarawakian rainforest.

They, along with many others, have accused the chief minister of giving his family logging concessions over vast stretches of native land, many of which are barren today.

On Taib, the group added that the only thing that Pandelela should receive was his resignation.

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4 Comments »

  1. One of the most sickening, despicable regimes in the world. State-controlled media, deceiving the people, rigging elections, gerrymandering. Stole, mismanaged and losing hundreds of billions of RM$. The Twin Towers remains half empty, Dayabumi is infested with drug-addicts. Apartheid: Petronas – 99% Malay. Universities out of reach for Chinese & Indians causing brain drain & financial outflow. What happened to Scorpene’s Mongolian murder? Murder of Teoh B H over an alleged few thousand RM$ on his wedding day? Death of Boyert – Taib former aide? What happened to MACC’s investigation of Taib’s 31 yrs in power, holding 3 supreme portfolios of Chief Ministr, Finance Ministr & Planning & Resources Ministr & profiteering from every aspect of Sarawak’s economy. Concessions & contracts awarded without tenders….the list is endless. Shame on you BN, UMNO, PBB. God’s nemesis will deal with you, just watch.

    Comment by alan newman, new zealand — September 1, 2012 @ 10:40 PM | Reply

  2. Pandelela should ask Mr CM Taib:” Why was Bruno murdered after he came all the way from Switzerland to help natives against your destruction of forest? Why was your US Aide Boyert tortured till he died with a plastic bag around his head when he didn’t show total obedience? You are Chief Ministr, Finance Ministr & Planning & Resources Ministr for 31 years and yr Uncle some 20 yrs before you. You control all aspects of economic activities from timber to shipping to land development to hydro; contracts awarded without tender, your cronies live in palaces while there’s no decent trunk road from Sematan to Limbang, while natives lack electricity and drinking water. How much have you, yr Uncle and cronies taken from Sarawak? Foreign analysts estimated not less than RM25billion = RM25,000 million. Your daughter in law’s divorce claim alone is RM400mil. Have you not indirectly or directly destroyed Sarawak? Foreignerrs in bersih, democratic countries like NZ rate you as a murderer, lower than the lowest animals and criminals.They are shocked you have the cheek to still show your face.”

    Comment by alan newman, new zealand — September 1, 2012 @ 9:34 PM | Reply

  3. GERAKAN WHO? I probably heard of them many many years ago. My guess is they are just a group of UMNO stooges living somewhere in MALAYA but surely not in my Country SARAWAK. Wonder what they want now,this GERAKAN,a FOREIGN GROUP from KEDAH somewhere in MALAYA? Infact they are as foreign to SARAWAK as Bruno Manser Fund is! Oh Well, it has been their job to polish and to continue polishing until there is nothing left to polish…Champion Polishers they are! Unfortunately there aren’t any Olympic Medals for that.

    Comment by Brian — August 23, 2012 @ 6:27 PM | Reply

  4. GERAKAN M.Y.O.B. KEEP OUT OF SARAWAK AFFAIRS!

    WE DON’T WANT A SINGLE MALAYAN BIGOT TO INTERFERE IN SARAWAK AFFAIRS ANYMORE!

    SINCE YOU ARE SUCH BUSY BODIES GO & FIND OUT FROM TAIB WHERE IS BRUNO MANSER???

    ASK FOR TAIB’S RESIGNATION!

    Comment by SARAWAKIANS — August 23, 2012 @ 7:22 AM | Reply


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