Hornbill Unleashed

August 30, 2012

A Penan chief at the Merdeka parade

Keruah Usit

“Four of us tua kampung (village chiefs) were flown over to Kuala Lumpur  for the Independence Day celebrations once,” Jawa Nyipa, the wizened headman  of Long Ajeng, recalled. “That was the first time I’d ever been on an  aeroplane.”

We were chatting over a cup of tea one night on the wooden floor of Jawa’s house in Ulu Baram, in eastern Sarawak. The fluorescent tube was guttering like a candle, thanks to the unpredictable power supply from a small  generator, fuelled by a mixture of petrol and diesel.

The house was airy and comfortable, built on two floors, with rough-hewn  walls, and windows overlooking the river, and a wall of forest on the opposite riverbank.

The floor we sat cross-legged on was covered in intricately woven rattan mats, and sheets of cheap linoleum. These concealed uneven planks that had been adzed by hand, and had never been touched by a chainsaw.

I had travelled upriver by longboat to Long Ajeng for three hours, from the logging bridge at Long Selaan. The bridge was seven hours’ drive, on dirt tracks, from the bright lights of the coastal oil town of Miri.

NONEMost of the time on the river, I had been carried by the wooden longboat: the boat had been carved, sealed with pitch, painted, and fitted with a rudimentary outboard motor by the villagers themselves.

For several stretches of the journey, though, in places where the water was low, my companions and I had carried the boat in turn, pushing and pulling it over the seemingly endless shoals.

We were delighted when we finally approached the small village of Long Aeng, our calves aching with cramp, and our underwear weighed down by river water. Plastic jugs of boiled river water, and weak coffee, prepared by the villagers, were sweeter than anything I had ever tasted, before, or since.

The 50 Penan families there live mostly on sago starch harvested from palms, jointly owned by the community under the ancient adat or custom of molong. To molong sago palm trees is to take only what is needed for the current generation, and no more.

Meat from deer or wild boar, hunted using blowpipe darts or shotgun pellets, are shared out among the villagers. Children fish, or collect ferns and tapioca leaves, to vary their diet.

The villagers also earn cash to buy petrol, salt, blue jeans, outboard motors and other useful goods, by collecting ‘gaharu’, a sweetly scented tree bark.

‘Gaharu’ is a raw material for joss sticks that fetches a handsome price from Chinese traders. The joss sticks are, indeed, the answer to the Penans’ prayers, for the resources they need to put their children through school.

azlanBut these pillars of their local economy – starch, protein and scented wood – have come under threat from loggers over the past three decades. Chainsaws are now as commonly heard as cicadas in the surrounding rainforests.

Worse still, logging company workers have taken advantage of the remoteness and lawlessness of Baram to rape local Penan schoolgirls, when some of them hitched rides on logging trucks to get to their distant boarding schools.

The loggers, unperturbed by the police in Miri, and contemptuous of the law, have also sexually abused women in Penan villages throughout Baram.

Jawa himself has been threatened by loggers: two years ago, he refused to sign a letter, dictated by the loggers, that exonerated logging companies of the reports of rape in Baram.

He defied the powerful logging company, and its backers in the state government, by exposing this threat in Malaysiakini and newspapers around the world, with the help of a Swiss NGO, the Bruno  Manser Foundation.

The Merdeka adventure

Tua Kampung Jawa could not recall the exact date of the Independence Day parade in Kuala Lumpur, but said the trip was organised by the Prime Minister’s Department in 1994 or 1995.

The four village chiefs from rural Sarawak, and others from Sabah, were driven around in buses, he said, to the historic city of Malacca and around the Klang Valley.

He found little resonance in the carefully arranged photo opportunity at the National Monument, the towering bronze sculpture commemorating soldiers who had lost their lives in battle. The Penan have never been head-hunters or warriors.

Traditionally, they have preferred a peaceful nomadic lifestyle under the cool forest canopy, to the battles that would have been required to carve out swathes of farmland for themselves. Over the past half century, most Penans have become semi-nomadic, and have settled in small hamlets like Long Ajeng.

Penan guides, the best hunters and trackers in Borneo, did serve the British Army in the struggle against the Japanese in the early 1940s, and later in Soeharto’s Confrontation in the early 1960s.

But even so, these Penan border scouts were striving to defend their communities, rather than an abstract concept of a nation. Nationalism, the fever that swept Europe in the 19th century, and then Europe’s former colonies in the southern hemisphere in the 20th, still leaves the Penan cold.

Many modern men might convulse and froth at the mouth, to the nationalist tune of cracked drums; but the Penan remain somewhat perplexed by, and estranged from, Sarawak’s recent experiment with the institution of the nation-state.

NONEBack in 1994 or 1995, Jawa was suitably impressed by the tall buildings in Kuala Lumpur. But he recalls being indifferent to the colourful parade, marching bands and giant flags of Independence Day itself.

Seated on the dais, together with various dignitaries in full regalia, he  watched ranks of soldiers and schoolchildren marching past with some bemusement.

“The part I enjoyed,” he says with twinkling eyes, “was the jet planes flying overhead, leaving colourful smoke behind them.”

Nearly twenty years later, Tua Kampung Jawa recounted the Independence Day parade like a strange dream.

And every year, when I experience again the familiar patriotic songs and festive buntings of Independence Day, and the strident national narrative of the fight against the Malayan Union, I am reminded of Jawa Nyipa’s Merdeka adventure in Kuala Lumpur.

Peninsular Malaysia and the states of Sabah and Sarawak are separated, it seems, by a greater gulf than the mere expanse of the South China Sea.


KERUAH USIT is a human rights activist – ‘anak Sarawak, bangsa Malaysia’. This weekly column is an effort to provide a voice for marginalised Malaysians. Keruah Usit can be contacted at keruah_usit@yahoo.com

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  1. MERDEKA DAY – ABSOLUTELY NO RESONANCE IN SARAWAK OR SABAH

    THE MALAYSIAN FAIRY TALE

    “Peninsular Malaysia and the states of Sabah and Sarawak are separated, it seems, by a greater gulf than the mere expanse of the South China Sea.” This is a comment by Keruah Isit a Sarawak human rights activist in an article at Hornbill Unleashed on a Penan leader’s visit to Malaya for Merdeka Day 1994.

    This sentence sums up the east-west relationship like Pakistan and Bangladesh!

    Despite the Malayan gov’t’s great efforts to perpetuate the myths and fairy tales manufactured on the British creation of Malaysia- it succeeds only in creating a national identity crisis!

    On one hand it tries to promote 1Malaysia meaning a multicultural country made up of many different races. On the other it promotes the UMNO Malay supremacist apartheid system favouring one race

    So why bother with all the charade?

    We all have a long long way to go in understanding the real story of how Malaysia was created.

    1. Malaya only existed as a federation from 31 August 1957 when the British gave UMNO independence and not to the Malayans who shed their blood in fighting the British for independence. UMNO replaced the British as the new colonial master led by the “Kedah Prince”

    2. “Malaysia” did not exist in 1957 but was created by the British and UMNO on 16 September 1963. It is a shame that most of the youths have been so misled with myths and fancy stories about their history. The biggest myth still being promoted is the superimposition of Malayan independence day on the date of the creation of “Malaysia”.

    Just google or go to You Tube you will find many truths which have been mangled or hidden in UMNO designed history books!

    3. Malaysia was the original British 1942 plan to consolidate Malaya Singapore and the British Borneo protectorates (colonies from 1945) under one colonial administration. This idea was opposed by the ruler of independent Sarawak and also Malayan leaders.

    4. In the 1960s the demand for independence in the British Borneo colonies became very strong and the popular idea was to united the 3 colonies into an independent state called North Kalimantan. The British were against this idea and proposed their old idea and called it the Malaysia proposal or plan. This time with UMNO in power Malaya enthusiastically supported the idea which coincided with the UMNO Malay supremacist apartheid “Greater Malaysia” agenda to expand their territories to Borneo.

    5. This was immediately opposed by the independence movement in Borneo and Malaysia was imposed on the people against a background of Brunei Sabah and Sarawak people opposing the idea. On Dec 6 1962 the anti-Malaysia uprising broke out in rejection of British/Malyan “Malaysia Plan”. This became the Sarawak guerrilla war of independence fought till 1990. No one knows this history?

    6. Malaysia was imposed on Sabah and Sarawak despite widespread opposition on 16 Sept 1963. It was not a free choice as no referendum was ever held to guage the people’s wishes required under the UN De-colonisation rules.

    7. Readers need to read beyond what the gov’t controlled mew media is saying. In Sabah and Sarawak most people do not see any relevance of Malayan independence day in their lives. They have a seething anger about being re-colonised by UMNO Malaya and seeing their natural resources like oil being looted for the development of Malaya. The pride felt by many Malayans in their gleaming new public buildings like the Petronas -Sabah Sarawak Towers, Putra Jaya and palaces and infrastructures have been built with Sabah Sarawak oil money.

    8. Thus very few awared people in Sabah and Sarawak will “celebrate” Mederka Day or “Malaysia Day” which they have come to see as an abuse of their human rights and right to independence.

    Comment by SARAWAKIANS

    Comment by SARAWAKIANS — August 30, 2012 @ 9:29 PM | Reply

  2. Hmmm…Wonder who is the best Story teller here…the poor Penans or James Masing…???
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    S’wak minister draws flak over Penan rape
    By Keruah Usit, Malaysia Kini, Dec 9, 2009 12:47pm

    Sarawak Land Minister James Masing has come under fire for his scornful dismissal of claims that Penan girls and women have been sexually abused by employees of logging companies.

    In an interview with BBC Radio 4’s flagship Today programme, broadcast on Dec 7, Masing said: “I think this is where we get confused. I think… the Penan are a most interesting group of people and they operate on different social etiquette as us… a lot this sex by consensual sex.”

    BBC correspondent Angus Stickler then quoted Mary, a young Penan teenager, as saying that she had been dragged from her room, beaten unconscious and raped, after she had hitched a ride to school on a logging truck.

    A federal government task force had confirmed in a report on Sept 9 that girls as young as 10 had been raped by loggers. Like Mary, some have borne children as a result of rape.

    Masing, however, told the BBC: “They change their stories, and when they feel like it. That’s why I say Penan are very good storytellers.”

    His remark is typical of the Sarawak government response. The official line has been to deny the rape of Penan girls and women by loggers, and to smear the Penan as primitive and promiscuous liars, while declaring that logging is a form of development.

    The Sarawak government has asserted that logging brings roads, even if they are poorly maintained, to remote native Dayak communities.

    However, the same roads have led to numerous reports of sexual assault on local Dayak, including Penan, girls, by logging company drivers and employees.

    Masing’s slur of “changing stories” may be a reference to the police report lodged by a Penan rape survivor, ‘Bibi’, who withdraw her allegation.

    But the Penan Support Group (PSG), a civil society coalition, pointed out her alleged rapist, Ah Heng (called ‘Johnny’ in the task force report) had escorted her to make the retraction. It said Ah Heng threatened and intimidated her into changing her story.

    The PSG have criticised the police for closing their investigation into the sexual abuse, although the police had a representative in the task force.

    The Bruno Manser Foundation (BMF), a NGO based in Switzerland that works for the Penan in Sarawak, has called on Masing to issue an apology.

    The BMF had highlighted the sexual abuse of Penan by loggers last year. This sparked ocal media coverage and led eventually to the high-level task force investigation.

    Masing’s changing story

    Masing is unlikely to comply with any request to apologise. He is a leader of the Dayak-based Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS), a splinter group from the Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS).

    The PBDS nearly took over the Sarawak government in 1987 from Abdul Taib Mahmud, the most tenacious chief minister in the history of Malaysia.

    Masing was PBDS vice-president and a stalwart of the opposition against Taib’s leadership of the state Barisan Nasional (BN) at the time. With a doctorate in anthropology, Masing was one of the most articulate political voices expressing the anger of the majority Dayaks, over the loss of their land to logging and plantation companies.

    Following a crushing PBDS defeat in state elections in 1991, the party was broken and returned to the state BN. Masing was instrumental in dismantling the PBDS. He set up the PRS in 2003, claiming to represent Dayak people in the state BN.

    Since then, he has been vilified by the Dayak communities fighting for their customary land rights all over Sarawak. The Penan, numbering some 15,000, are one of the ethnic groups included under the Dayak umbrella.

    Masing is a highly qualified anthropologist. He understands the false dichotomy between ‘them’ and ‘us’. He has been trained in the cultural sensitivity required of all ethnographers and, as such, should serve as a Dayak spokesman for the Sarawak government.

    Instead, he has become a vociferous defender of the Sarawak government’s abysmal record of deprivation of the Dayaks’ native customary rights (NCR) to land. He has transformed into the nemesis of his previous identity as a proponent of Dayak rights.

    Sarawak’s political rivalries have thrown up public announcements and graphic descriptions of how its ministers allocate timber licences to family members and friends. They in turn lease the licences to loggers to extract timber. The logging companies – and their benefactors – have grown fabulously rich from their concessions.

    Under the Sarawak Land Code 1958, natives are entitled to claim land they have used under customary law or adat. The Federal Court has affirmed the natives’ customary claims in celebrated landmark decisions such as Nor Nyawai vs Borneo Pulp Plantation Sdn Bhd, and Madeli Salleh vs the Government of Sarawak.

    Regardless of court decisions, the logging companies, oil palm plantations and hydro-electric dam construction corporations have bulldozed these NCR claims aside. The state government claims all land without title is state land, even if NCR claims are pending.

    Frustrated by the failure of the law to protect their communal farms and forests – and with landmark court cases ignored by the executive – Dayak communities have set up many blockades against the logging and oil palm companies.

    Yet Masing continues to deny the widespread hardship among rural Dayak. He was disparaging about the Dayaks who fought for their land rights.

    “You’re looking at state land. That land belongs to the government,” he told the BBC.

    “But you cannot condone people who are squatters who are in areas where they should not be. If it is indeed their land, the law of the land will take care of that.”
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    Masing pleads ‘not guilty’ over indigenous displacement
    Malaysia Kini, Mar 21, 2009

    Sarawak Land Development Minister James Masing told a tv news channel that he has absolutely no guilt over the displacement of indigenous people caused by the construction of hydro-electric dams in the state.

    “I don’t feel guilty. I feel that is the correct way of doing it. I don’t have any guilt feeling for trying to help my people,” said Masing on the Al-Jazeera’s 101 East programme Thursday night. [Watch 10-min video]

    Host Fauziah Ibrahim had asked Masing if he felt guilty, as a person of indigenous descent, over indigenous people being displaced to make way for economic development.

    During the programme, Masing defended the construction of dams, such as the massive Bakun hydroelectric dam and the proposal to build 12 new ones, because the state government was preparing for the future.

    “Sarawak has enough energy as it is today. But we must look 20 years down the road. By that time we may not have enough energy. You know very well the cost of fuel (is escalating),” he said.

    Masing defends CM

    Masing also defended the involvement of Cahaya Mata Sarawak (CMS), a company owned by family members of Chief Minister Taib Mahmud in the construction of the dams.

    “The dam constructions are done to legal tenders. The lowest tender gets it. It doesn’t matter if CMS or somebody else. It must be done on tender basis.

    “That is very transparent. The international community can take a look at it… it is an open book for everyone to look,” he said.

    When Fuziah pointed out that there are numerous cases in which projects were given to companies linked to Taib without open tenders, Masing said: “I was not aware of it”.

    Fuziah replied by that the Similajau aluminum smelting plant was given to CMS while the construction of several bridges were awarded to Titanium Management Sdn Bhd, which Taib’s eldest son Mahmud Abu Bekir holds substantial interest in.

    ‘Everything was transparent’

    Even with evidence presented before him, Masing maintained that these awards were given fairly and in accordance with the law.

    “We have rules and laws… If there is a decision made by people who have vested interest, there are laws which does not allow it. It is illegal for people in authority to give authority with vested interest.

    “All these things have been done through open tenders. They are transparent,” he said.

    “In the case of the aluminum smelter, there were a few companies that were asked to bid for it. I know. And the best company gets it.

    “Unfortunately, it was given to a company where the authority has some interest. But it is done legally,” he added.

    ‘I’m a friend of the chief minister’

    Meanwhile, Fuziah also scrutinised Masing over his links to Taib. Masing admitted that he was an “ally” to Taib, but gave a less outright answer when asked if he was Taib’s “crony”.

    “I don’t think (so). Crony means friends. I am a friend of the chief minister,” he said.

    On whether there was “crony capitalism” going on in Sarawak, Masing replied in the negative because no one has been brought to book over such matters.

    “I don’t think so. If there is, those who deal in it would be dealt by the law. Until today, there is nothing. One must assume there is no cronyism as such,” he said.

    On who would keep the chief minister and his family accountable, Masing said the electorate would.

    “I believe the voters in Sarawak are a very intelligent group of people,” he added.
    __________________

    Masing believes Taib clean
    Borneo Post, June 23, 2011, Thursday

    CENTRE OF MEDIA ATTENTION: Reporters crowd around a speaker in the Media Room as Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud delivers his personal statement regarding the investigation by the Swiss Federation into his alleged assets in Switzerland.

    KUCHING: Land Development Minister Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing said he believed Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud is innocent of all the corruption allegations hurled at him.

    The Baleh assemblyman also lauded Taib for being brave enough to tackle the issue head on yesterday.

    He said this when asked to comment on Taib’s explanations to the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) yesterday that he does not own a Swiss bank account or assets and investments in Switzerland.

    “It is very good for him (Taib) to tackle the issue straight on.

    “That is what I expected a leader to do. As a politician you must not hide anything. If you have nothing to hide then go straight on because we are judged by public perception,” Masing said.

    Masing added that he was “impressed and satisfied” with the Chief Minister’s answer and he eagerly awaits the Swiss authorities to respond.

    “The onus of proof is from the other side,” Masing stressed.

    Asked whether the public would be convinced of Taib’s innocence, Masing lamented that members of the public always make judgement based on emotion and not the law.

    That, he added, represented one of the toughest obstacles which all politicians have to endure.

    “We are not judged by the fine lines of the law. We are judged by allegations, half truths and lies.”

    Meanwhile, Second Minister of Finance Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh said what Taib did yesterday was to make it known to the whole world that the graft allegations were unfair to him.

    “Of course once the allegation is made and published in the press, not only the image of the Chief Minister but the state government of Sarawak may be tarnished,” he lamented.

    Therefore, he added, it was important for Taib to make the statement in DUN to redeem himself and to clear his name.

    “I think it is the right thing to do,” Soon Koh said.

    Meanwhile, the Chief Minister’s statement failed to impress PKR leaders.

    State PKR liaison chief and Ba Kelalan assemblyman Baru Bian said it was “quite unfortunate” that Taib’s statement was not put up for debate.

    He pointed out that there was no mention of whether the Chief Minister’s letter had been replied to and that PKR would be interested to know what Taib wrote and the reply, if any, to it.

    “As it has been reported that this involves MACC, we hope that the whole investigation will continue on in spite of the explanations he (Taib) made in the Dewan…as it is only an explanation. If there is really truth in it, then of course it is of concern to the public at large, especially Sarawakians,” said Baru.

    When asked whether the Chief Minister’s denial would help to assuage public concerns, Baru said he did not think so as there was nothing particularly significant about the statement.

    “You need to have concrete facts and evidence and decisions made either by the Swiss President or authority of Switzerland, or even from MACC. The report we hear is about an ongoing kind of investigation, so as for now, we’ll leave it as it is.

    “Unless they come up with a conclusion, it’s nothing that would wipe out any doubts or anything for that matter.”

    Comment by Teddy Gumbang — August 30, 2012 @ 4:31 PM | Reply

  3. MERDEKA DAY – ABSOLUTELY NO RESONANCE IN SARAWAK OR SABAH

    THE MALAYSIAN FAIRY TALE

    “Peninsular Malaysia and the states of Sabah and Sarawak are separated, it seems, by a greater gulf than the mere expanse of the South China Sea.”

    This sentence sums up the east-west relationship like Palistan and Bangladesh!

    Despite the Malayan gov’t’s great efforts to perpetuate the myths and fairy tales manufactured on the British creation of Malaysia- it succeeds only in creating a national identity crisis!

    On one hand it tries to promote 1Malaysia meaning a multicultyral country made up of many different races. On the other it promotes the UMNO Malay supremacist apartheid system favouring one race

    So why bother with all the charade?

    We all have a long long way to go in understanding the real story of how Malaysia was created.

    1. Malaya only existed as a federation from 31 August 1957 when the British gave UMNO independence and not to the Malayans who shed their blood in fighting the British for independence. UMNO replaced the British as the new colonial master led by the “Kedah Prince”

    2. “Malaysia” did not exist in 1957 but was created by the British and UMNO on 16 September 1963. It is a shame that most of the youths have been so misled with myths and fancy stories about their history. The biggest myth still being promoted is the superimposition of Malayan independence day on the date of the creation of “Malaysia”.

    Just google or go to You Tube you will find many truths which have been mangled or hidden in UMNO designed history books!

    3. Malaysia was the original British 1942 plan to consolidate Malaya Singapore and the British Borneo protectorates (colonies from 1945) under one colonial administration. This idea was opposed by the ruler of independent Sarawak and also Malayan leaders.

    4. In the 1960s the demand for independence in the British Borneo colonies became very strong and the popular idea was to united the 3 colonies into an independent state called North Kalimantan. The British were against this idea and proposed their old idea and called it the Malaysia proposal or plan. This time with UMNO in power Malaya enthusiastically supported the idea which coincided with the UMNO Malay supremacist apartheid “Greater Malaysia” agenda to expand their territories to Borneo.

    5. This was immediately opposed by the independence movement in Borneo and Malaysia was imposed on the people against a background of Brunei Sabah and Sarawak people opposing the idea. On Dec 6 1962 the anti-Malaysia uprising broke out in rejection of British/Malyan “Malaysia Plan”. This became the Sarawak guerrilla war of independence fought till 1990. No one knows this history?

    6. Malaysia was imposed on Sabah and Sarawak despite widespread opposition on 16 Sept 1963. It was not a free choice as no referendum was ever held to guage the people’s wishes required under the UN De-colonisation rules.

    7. Readers need to read beyond what the gov’t controlled mew media is saying. In Sabah and Sarawak most people do not see any relevance of Malayaan independence day in their lives. They have a seething anger about being re-colonised by UMNO Malaya and seeing their natural resources like oil being looted for the development of Malaya. The pride felt by many Malayans in their gleaming new public buildings like the Petronas -Sabah Sarawak Towers, Putra Jaya and palaces and infrastructures have been built with Sabah Sarawak oil money.

    8. Thus very few awared people in Sabah and Sarawak will “celebrate” Mederka Day or “Malaysia Day” which they have come to see as an abuse of their human rights and right to independence.

    Comment by SARAWAKIANS — August 30, 2012 @ 4:13 PM | Reply

  4. Please forward this where RAKYAT could access to this comment. I really appreciate your help. Thank you for your kind help.

    Rakyat’s Expectation to Govt ?

    POLITICIANS, Govt or oppostions the obj is personal gain? Cronysim [TUN DAIM ZAINUDDIN] & Nepotism? RAKYAT pays the price!
    Today most of RAKYAT hardly fullfill their monthly needs! WHAT need another 55 yrs to soundle RAKYAT’S money !.
    The income gap is from hunders to hunderds of thousands of ringgit a month !

    Govt Agenda is the RAKYAT INTEREST, PUBLIC WELFARE, NEEDS, ISSUES, & PROBLEMS MUST BE SETTLE, (My Expectation)THAN I SAY IT IS ” EXCELLENT JOB.” “AN EXCELLENT GOVT”

    Tak habis2 isu agama,propaganda2,ceremah2politik,perhimpuanan2, guna nama parti, nama pemimpin utk mempolitikan agenda masing2, mempermainkan & memperbodohkan rakyat BAHAN POLITIK SEJAK 55 THN, menghasut pemikiran stp rakyat, guna taktik NORTH KOREA, pemimpin, menteri2, & ahli2 politik, nampaknya berjaya mempengaruhi RAKYAT! Rakyat spt budak2 beri gula spt kali bersuara! stp kali meningati RAKYAT BAHAWA KERAJAAN TELAH BANYAK MEMBANTU RAKYAT, MAJUKAN NEGARA, ini dah jadi TUGAS KERAJAAN , it’s Govt responsiblity to do so, every govt around the world does that! The MEDIA (Crony) is the govt BRAINWASHING MACHINE for the past 22 yrs.

    PENTING SELESAIKAN MASALAH RAKYAT DULU, Poverty,Economic Decline, Employment, Corruption, Healthcare, Crime, Inflation, Labour issues, Enviroment, & many more. JANGAN jadikan isu2 lain utk tarik perhatian RAKYAT, KHAZANAH NASIONAL,sumber utama kewangan Kerajaan & GLC’S pd 80 an, MANA PERGI KEUNTUNGAN? est Hundreds of Billions of ringgit.Direct,Indirect Taxes,Income Hunderds of Billions p.a,5%Service Charge Income Billions p.a,GLC’s nett Income Hunderds of Billions p.a?Mega Project Income Billions p.a? Govt Annual Revenue Hundreds Billions or more? Calcalute 22 years – spent on RAKYAT,Nation Devoplment, balance? Any proper accurate Statments,Records to RAKYAT? KESEDARAAN RAKYAT? It shows perception of RAKYAT towards Govt, BUKA MINDA, ! TEPUK DADA TANYA SELERA !

    PERSONAL POLITICAL AGENDA? (Cronyism & Nepotism) High Political Politics Propaganda!

    WhyNEP? PREVILIGES? WhyPRIVATIZATION? WhyPNB? WhyASB? Why GLC? Why Monopoly,Duopoly&Oligopoly? Why Mega Projects? Why few is multimillionaires & rest still remain poor? Why few selected ones? Why benefits few Malays,Chinese,Indians,Others? Why the rest remain same for past 22yrs? High Inflation? EPF it’s enough? High Insurance Premiums? Please no hard feelings, straight to the point! The few enjoys high quality & luxuries life, the rest enjoy What? What it is stated in Mysia Constitution regarding who will enjoy & who don’t? Cronies & Nepotism? ALL BN & OPPOSITIONS PARTY MEMBERS is high income group?,Cronies,enjoy special previliges,luxuries life? RAKYAT RENUNGKAN, Always Ask Why?,Why? Why?, Always Question the Govt, Why? & RAKYAT get the ANSWER, Logic or not. RAKYAT suspious in every plan, step, movement, policy, approved by Govt (RAKYAT INTEREST) ” TEPUK DADA TANYA SELERA” !

    WHERE professional RAKYAT, LAWYERS, DOCTORS, ACCOUNTANTS,OTHERS, not aware, busy, ignore, or in “safe zone” of the Low & Middle RAKYAT problems & issues faced? Low & Middle Income RAKYAT faces Welfare, Rights, Employment, Poverty, & other issues, what next? I belive Professional RAKYAT will defend, raise, assist this group of RAKYAT in any issues towards Govt, Lawyers busy with their Court Cases, Doctors busy with their patients, stay away from this?

    HOW about the Sultan’s & King? if not mistaken, King,Sultan’s & Kerabat Raja tidak boleh menyertai POLITIK, hanya Lihat (Watch) menjaga, memantau, beri nasihat bila perlu, perkembangan Kerajaan & Negara? RAKYAT? , just give instruction, order, to Govt for personal demands & take home salary?. STRAIGHT TO THE POINT, NO HARD FEELINGS, PLEASE ADVISE IF ANY OF MY STATMENT IS WRONG, THANK YOU. RAKYAT . I appreciate your Advise on this RAKYAT.

    Together We Contriubute to build a better MALAYSIA !

    Mysia economy growth5%,6%,7%,8%…., to impress RAKYAT that mysia is better than any other nation? worth trust BNM,MOF,Economist,Financial Advisors whom link to Govt?

    The Political Agenda is The most intellectual politics to convince RAKYAT. Knowldege most powefull weapon for RAKYAT. Again I stress out,the NEEDS, PROBLEM & ISU faced by RAKYAT. RAKYAT is Asset! ” More Public AWARNESS” ! RAKYAT AWARNESS! Don’t be slave to the System ! Terima Buta2 tanpa fikir, the hidden Agenda !

    As ordinary rakyat I do my part same goes to ALL RAKYAT MALAYSIA ! BUILD A PROUD NATION !

    TEPUK DADA TANYA SELERA!

    Comment by SIK — August 30, 2012 @ 2:30 PM | Reply

  5. Who mixed those petrol and diesel? Is the generator a “generous” contribution by State, NGO, or the logger? How unpredictable the generation of power through that chain of supply?

    Those are a few Merdeka questions I want to post for HU to answer. May the free birds fly.

    Comment by Liumx — August 30, 2012 @ 8:04 AM | Reply

  6. The BN government has never understood the words ; nature, heritage, ingenious people, kindness, honesty, truth, peace, hope, space, playgrounds , simplicity, hard work , God’s creatures, caves …love…

    But words the buggers know ; under table, hook wink, you scratch my back – I scratch your back, semua OK, beres, land grap, close one eye, exploitation , white elephants, projects, rethorics, talk big -do nothing,…lies…

    Thank God, we have…NEED for an alternate group of leaders…whom are much more professional in every aspect.

    55 years and we still want them buggers? I say, ” Buggers, you have failed the Malaysian people…get out ” !!!

    Comment by teres6842550 — August 30, 2012 @ 4:08 AM | Reply


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