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September 16, 2012

THE KUCHING DECLARATION

THE KUCHING DECLARATION

LEST WE FORGET, AND LEST ALL THE PEOPLES OF OUR GREAT NATION OF MALAYSIA FORGET, WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, DO ONCE AGAIN FIRMLY, RESOLUTELY AND UNEQUIVOCALLY PLEDGE AND PROMISE BEFORE THE WHOLE NATION OF MALAYSIA AS OUR WITNESSES, ON THIS HISTORIC DAY THE 16TH OF SEPTEMBER, 2012, IN THE CITY OF KUCHING, AND ON BEHALF OF OUR RESPECTIVE PARTIES AND PAKATAN RAKYAT AS A WHOLE, THAT WHEN WE FORM THE NEXT GOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA, PAKATAN RAKYAT WILL HONOUR ALL ITS PLEDGES AND PROMISES TO THE PEOPLES OF MALAYSIA.

WE WILL HONOURABLY EXECUTE ALL THE POLICIES SET FORTH IN THE BUKU JINGGA SO THAT MALAYSIA WILL ONCE AGAIN BE A GREAT NATION, HER PEOPLES PROSPEROUS, HER FUTURE SECURE AND PEACEFUL, AND HER NAME CELEBRATED BY ALL THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD.
WE WILL HONOUR THE SPIRIT OF THE MALAYSIA AGREEMENT OF 1963 WHICH OUR FOUNDING FATHERS PUT THEIR HANDS TO, AND AS A SIGN OF OUR DEEP COMMITMENT TO THE PEOPLES OF SARAWAK AND SABAH, CONSISTENT WITH DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES AND JUSTICE FOR ALL MALAYSIANS, IN PARTICULAR:

ARTICLE ONE: EQUAL PARTNERS

We will restore the spirit of the Malaysia Agreement and the position of Sarawak and Sabah as equal partners within Malaysia by restoring autonomy to Sarawak and Sabah within the framework of the Federal Constitution.

ARTICLE TWO: FAIR REPRESENTATION

We will increase national integration between Sarawak, Sabah and Peninsular Malaysia through a fair power-sharing arrangement that fully upholds the spirit of the Malaysia Agreement.

ARTICLE THREE: CITIZENSHIP

We will set up a Royal Commission to solve the perennial national problem of illegal immigration and citizenship, particularly in Sarawak and Sabah.

ARTICLE FOUR: RESTORATION OF NATIVE CUSTOMARY RIGHTS OVER LAND

We will endorse the authority already vested in the State Laws of Sarawak and Sabah to set up Land Commissions to investigate, resolve disputes, redress, survey and restore Native Customary Rights over Native Customary Lands.

ARTICLE FIVE: COMPETENT SARAWAK AND SABAH

We will endorse the appointment of Sarawak and Sabah citizens to head Government Departments in their own respective States and by the powers vested in the State Secretaries of both States as well as give first priority to the appointment of Sarawak and Sabah citizens at Federal Government level functioning within Sarawak and Sabah.

ARTICLE SIX: OIL JUSTICE

We will raise the royalties paid on petroleum and hydrocarbon resources to Sarawak and Sabah to 20% from the present 5%.

ARTICLE SEVEN: EQUITABLE DEVELOPMENT

We will bring the level of infrastructure development in Sarawak and Sabah up to par with Peninsular Malaysia.

WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, MAKE THIS DECLARATION AS AN INCONTROVERTIBLE CONTRACT BETWEEN THE PAKATAN RAKYAT AND THE PEOPLES OF MALAYSIA, THIS HISTORIC DAY OF 16TH SEPTEMBER, 2012, ON MALAYSIA DAY, SO THAT IT MAY RING OUT RESOUNDINGLY FROM MALAYSIA’S HIGH FOREST HILLS DOWN TO THE OPEN SEA; SO THAT FREEDOM MAY EVER REIGN; AND OUR PEOPLES LIVE IN UNITY!

In witness whereof the undersigned, being duly authorised thereto, have signed this Declaration, and all the peoples of Malaysia being witnesses thereof.

Done at Kuching, this 16th day of September, 2012, in six copies of which one shall be deposited with each of the signatories.

For People’s Justice Party (KEADILAN)
Y.B. DATO’ SERI ANWAR IBRAHIM, Ketua Umum

For Democratic Action Party (DAP)
Y.B. LIM KIT SIANG, Parliamentary Leader

For Islamic Party of Malaysia (PAS)
Y.B. DATO’ SERI HJ. ABDUL HADI AWANG, President

For People’s Justice Party (KEADILAN)
Y.B. BARU BIAN, Chairman, PKR Sarawak

For Democratic Action Party (DAP)
Y.B. WONG HO LENG, Chairman, DAP Sarawak

For Islamic Party of Malaysia (PAS)
TUAN HAJI ADAM BIN AHID, State Commissioner, PAS Sarawak

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32 Comments »

  1. Think, before the arrival of internet media, twitter & blogs, how much has been plundered, squandered and hidden by Sarawak’s PBB & KL’s UMNO. Scorpene scandal is only the tip of the iceberg.
    Howard Zinn: “…Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves…(and) the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem.”

    Comment by alan newman, new zealand — September 22, 2012 @ 12:55 PM | Reply

  2. All the revenues from oil & gas, sucked dry by the Federal Gov’t and so indirectly by UMNO/BN with little or nothing left for Sabah & Sarawak. Just compare: Scotland in Great Britain and Quebec in Canada had an open, honest & fair national referendum on cessation/separation. Any talk of independence and your ex Sabah CM Tun Faud Donald Stephen died in a crash. Sabah & Sarawak are a total tragedy, not even a proper trunk road! The natives lack electricity and drinking water while Criminals bought submarines and built twin towers costing multi-billions for kick-backs; all cronies live in palaces. Outrageous! BN’s evil is earth-shaking. Finish them off now!

    Comment by alan newman, new zealand — September 22, 2012 @ 12:54 PM | Reply

  3. Display the Kuching Declaration on big sign board in all prominent road junctions and round abouts throughout Sarawak and broadcast the Kuching Declaration through Radio Free Sarawak. If BN can put up their Janji Di Capati signboards why PR cannot do the same with the Kuching Declaration.

    Comment by Fabian Wong — September 18, 2012 @ 8:44 PM | Reply

  4. After 50 years under BN UMNO, Dayaks still told to plant rubber…Why don’t BN UMNO tell the Dayaks go to school…???

    Rubber price fluctuates up and down, synthetic rubber getting better (to replace natural rubber soon) but having Educated Brain best commodity Dayak can have forever….

    ONLY EDUCATION CAN SOLVE DAYAK POVERTY PROBLEM, NOT AGRICULTURE GOLDEN CROP CRAP LAH

    You choose lah Dayak…which one long-term best smart commodity: Educated Brain or Pokok Getah
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    Kapit Set To Be High Yielding Rubber Zone – Masing
    Borneo Post, September 13, 2012, Thursday

    KAPIT: Kapit is set to be a high yielding clone rubber plantation zone with the start of a major replanting project under the Rubber Industry Smallholder Development Authority (Risda).

    Risda has so far approved the replanting of 208ha in Nanga Ibau.

    “I hope from Nanga Ibau it will go up to Kapit and the interior. The scheme valued at RM 2,817,487.80 will benefit 82 rubber smallholders covering some 208 hectares of land to be replanted with the high yielding cloned rubber seeding, which would mature within four and a half years,” said Minister of Land Development Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing on Tuesday.

    He was officiating at a pre-planting course and aid presentation to rubber planters at Rumah Jeffery Nudong Jawa, Nanga Ibau.

    Masing pointed out that the high yielding cloned rubber would be a profitable and flexible option for smallholders.

    “A team of husband and wife can tap some three acres of land, approximately 600 trees per day. Based on the current market price, it is RM400 per acre. Multiplied by three acres so it is RM1,200 per day.

    “This is very profitable. One month they tap an average of eight days, while the other 20 plus days, they are free and could do other things like vegetable planting or livestock rearing,” he said.

    The Baleh assemblyman explained that rubber was also more suitable for locals.

    “To plant rubber is most relevant in Kapit as there’s less disease compared to other cash crops, it is easy to manage and the rubber industry is very friendly to the natives here.

    “At one time we were all associated with rubber. When I was small, I tapped rubber too. The culture of rubber is very familiar to the Iban. Compared to oil palm, rubber is less regimented. If you don’t tap rubber, it is all right. But during the harvesting season for oil palm, there’s no choice, you have to do it without delay,” he said.

    Masing added that his ministry would assist Risda to encourage more landowners here to plant the high yielding cloned rubber seedlings.

    Meanwhile, Kapit Member of Parliament Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi said planting high yielding rubber would enhance the standard of living for rural folk.

    “Rural folk have abundant land, vastly untapped. The introduction of high yielding cloned rubber seedlings has proven to increase the income of the rubber farmers.

    “The government knows that in today’s world economy planting rubber is a profitable cash crop. New scientific technology to plant rubber will yield a good income. Discard the old mentality and adopt the new approach, follow the advice and guidance from Risda, be open-minded,” he advised.
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    Education is top priority: Moggie
    The Borneo Post, Monda 23 April 2001

    KUCHING – Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS) will take drastic action to raise up the education level of the Dayak community, including effecting a change in the culture of the people if needed be.

    The party is putting education as a top priority for its activities in the next two to three years in order to ensure that the community is not left behind in the k-based economy. Party President Datuk Amar Leo Moggie said efforts were being made in trying to get the community, the parents in particular to understand the need to change their attitude and concept towards education. If the culture of the people was found to be a main factor behind the Dayak’s current attitude towards education, then it must change, he said to reporters after officiating the opening of an Educational Motivation Seminar at Kpg Entinggan, Samarahan today.

    “The performance of the Dayaks and Bumiputeras in particular in education is not as good as compared to the Chinese for instance. Why is that so? Maybe it is the cultural background. If so, what we need to do is to change that,” he said.

    In its seriousness to address this issue, the party had at September last year set up the PBDS Education Committee. Starting next month, a research would be conducted to obtain systematic data as to why the Dayaks were not performing satisfactorily at the school and university level, Moggie who is also the Minister of Energy, Telecommunications and Multimedia said.

    The research would be carried out separately under the supervision of lecturers by University Kebangsaan Malaysia and Universiti Teknologi MARA with the PBDS Education Committee as the main body overseeing it. Showing concern as to the level of education performance especially in rural schools, he said the trend of the quality of passes for the past few years had not been that satisfactorily. The research would be professionally carried out and the results obtained would hopefully give the party some idea on what was needed to be done to improve the situation.

    “This is a serious matter. It is a major challenge for us,” he stressed.

    He said the people had to know that while the government had been doing a lot to help, such as providing the support, building schools, giving education funds, loan schemes to pursue education at higher levels, the community must be willing to change their attitude too. A k-based society could only exist if the people were educated and had the necessary skills, he pointed out. “Parents must be reminded that they must give priority to education,” he said.
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    Enter varsity on own merit, Dayaks told
    Bernama News, Monday, May 14, 2001

    SIBU: Dayak students in Sarawak were told that their bumiputra status alone will not open university doors for them.

    Dayak Cultural Foundation Education Committee chairman Datuk Gramong Juna said some Dayak students were still under the impression that they could enter any university based on their rights and privileges as bumiputras.

    “Such right alone is not enough. The opportunity is more based on merit and the better your result is, the more opportunity you will have for admission,” he said in his speech at the opening of the foundation’s tuition centre here.

    Gramong, who is State Assistant Minister of Rural and Land Development, said gaining a place in local universities was getting more and more competitive and those with outstanding results were the ones generally favoured.

    Denying allegations that the foundation’s tuition centres only catered for children of the elites in the community, Gramong said they were open to all Dayak and even non-Dayak students.

    “We planned them as a non-profit oriented community service to the urban Dayaks in Sibu and Kuching who are quite sizeable in numbers now,” he said.

    Gramong said the centres were heavily subsidised by the foundation and the fees charged were 30% lower than private centres.

    “However, this does not mean our centres are inferior as we have the same or even better facilities and the student-teacher ratio is kept low for the sake of greater individual attention,” he said.

    Gramong said the foundation would operate similar centres in Bintulu and Miri after the Gawai Dayak festival.–Bernama

    Comment by Teddy Gumbang — September 18, 2012 @ 3:01 PM | Reply

  5. The junk phony fruits of Merdeka/ hadiah UMNO for the Dayaks after 50 years:
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    Dayaks lagging behind other bumiputeras: Moggie
    by Tony Thien, Malaysia Kini,17 Feb 2003

    The launch of the Sarawak Dayak Graduates Association (SDGA) by Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud last weekend is seen as a move to bring in all Dayak leaders and intellectuals together o­n a non-partisan platform to discuss policies and issues affecting the community.

    It is also seen as a bridge across the political divide among the Dayak community, recognised as a minority group in Malaysia, to address the problems facing the community in joining the mainstream of economic development.

    The association, whose president is Professor Dr Dimbab Ngibang of Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, has received overwhelming response from Dayak intellectuals representing the various groups such as Iban, Bidayuh and Orang Ulu.

    In Sarawak, the Dayak form the largest single racial group, followed by the Chinese, Malays and Melanaus.

    In his paper delivered at a SDGA-organised forum on the social transformation of the Dayak, Minister of Energy, Telecommunications and Multimedia Leo Moggie – who is also Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS) president – highlighted some of the difficulties facing the Dayaks today.

    Minimal equity shares

    He said: “The achievements of the Dayak, being a minority bumiputera group in the country, are relatively lower than that achieved by other bumiputeras.

    “Bumiputera minorities have the highest incidence of poverty, the largest number of poor households, the highest rate of unemployment, and the lowest in educational attainment,” said Moggie.

    “In the corporate sector, bumiputera minorities equity share is very minimal.”.

    Moggie said the Dayaks must acquire sufficient knowledge to manage the challenges of the new era and benefit from the opportunities available.

    However, based o­n the population census data, he said the Dayaks have yet to respond to the demand of the new economy as reflected by the limited number of skilled and professional Dayaks in all sectors of the economy.

    No knowledge of ICT

    Equally alarming, he added, was the result of a study o­n information communication technology (ICT) awareness among the Dayaks.

    The study, involving 1,500 Iban “biliks” (individual units of housing in longhouse) in Kuching and Sri Aman, showed that 86 percent have no knowledge of computers, and 88.7 percent have never used a computer.

    The study also revealed that 62 percent of respondents do not consider knowledge of computers as a relevant skill for employment.

    Moggie also said that the number of Dayaks enrolled in tertiary education and skill-training institutions is relatively low compared to other Malaysians.

    He cited the high incidence of school dropouts among the Dayaks as o­ne of the major contributing factors.

    “Poor households, and especially those in the rural areas, where students often travel long distances to get to school, are most vulnerable to pulling their children out of school,” said Moggie.

    He added: “The low educational level of parents and guardians also contributed to the high incidence of school drop out.”

    Parental control over their children, particularly among school boarders, is also weakening because of their sojourn away from their home, he said.

    Leonard Linggi Jugah, the former secretary-general of Parti Pesaka Bumiputra Bersatu (PBB), said during the forum’s questions-and-answers session that Dayak political leaders from different parties must sit down more often to discuss the problems affecting the community.

    “Examine policies, look at the weaknesses and take them up with the authorities,” he said.

    Be more united, Dayak leaders told

    His remarks were greeted with loud applause as he named several Dayak leaders who he said should meet more often and discuss matters affecting the Dayak community in Sarawak.

    “Dayak leaders in Sarawak should get their act together and identify ways to synergise for the betterment of the bumiputera minority in the new millennium.”

    “I would like to call upon all Dayak leaders to take cue from the chief minister’s call and set aside our differences for the common goal of uniting and bringing the community to greater heights.

    “I would like to call upon (PBB deputy president and Deputy Chief Minister) Alfred Jabu, LeoMoggie, (Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party president) William Mawan, PBB vice-president and Housing Minister Michael Manyin, (SPDP secretary-general and Assistant Minister of Infrastructure Development and Communications) Dr Judson Tagal to sit down together more often,” he appealed.

    Linggi said the Dayak could have achieved greater success if their leaders had been more united, adding that the “community would not be able to fully capitalise o­n the privileges if they were to continue to do things in their ways.”

    Need not depend on family name

    In his opening speech, Taib told the Dayaks that they could achieve success in their undertakings without having to depend o­n family name and influence.

    “You don’t have to be the children of an Abang, Wan, Tuanku or Penghulu to be successful in life because intellectual prowess and opportunities do not recognise this,” the chief minister said.

    He urged the Dayak community to broaden their social and intellectual horizons by grabbing the opportunity
    to acquire a good education that would enable them to become part of the globalised world.

    “That is why it’s important we create mobility in society, both physically and socially so that we can move in tandem with changing times and make adjustments to meet the needs of our ever changing world,” he added.

    “Every race can look after itself now and people can feel the change creeping in… faster and faster by the day.”

    Reminding the people of the challenges posed by the borderless world and emerging new economic dragons, he said changes had to come from within the people “because government efforts alone are not enough, reaching only the very select group that lies o­n the surface of interaction.”
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    Sarawak Iban remain poorest community
    by Tony Thien, Malaysia Kini, 25 Sept 2004

    Poverty rates vary markedly among Sarawak’s diverse communities with the Iban having the highest at 10.5 per cent, according to latest data for 2002 made available today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

    The Iban is Sarawak’s largest race forming 30.1 per cent of Sarawak’s 2.5 million population. It is estimated that more than 60 per cent of the Iban live in several thousand longhouses scattered throughout the largely riverine state.

    In a paper on ‘Paradox of Poverty Studies’ at a one-day seminar focusing on poverty eradication issues related to Malaysia’s bumiputra minorities in Sarawak or the non-Muslim bumiputra groups, Dr Richard Leete, UNDP regional representative said Sarawak’s poverty rates 2002 was 5.8 per cent.

    The seminar was organised by the Sarawak Dayak Graduates Association (SDGA) in response to Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s call for an all-out war against poverty affecting all groups in the country, especially bumiputra minorities in Sarawak and Sabah.

    Taking the Muslim and non-Muslim bumiputras as one, the average bumiputras’ poverty rate was 8.0 per cent.

    Under the bumiputra sub-groups, the highest poverty rate was the highest among the Iban (10.5 per cent), followed next by other indigenous bumiputras such as Bidayuh/Kayan/Kenyah/Lun Bawang/Kelabits (6.8 per cent) and the Malays (5.2 per cent).

    The poverty rate among the Chinese, the second largest race forming 26.7 per cent of the population, was the lowest with only 1.0 per cent.

    Leete said in terms of progress in poverty eradication in the state from 1990 to 2002, Sarawak was behind Melaka, Pahang, Johor, Negri Sembilan, Pulau Pinang, Selangor and Kuala Lumpur but ahead of the remaining states – Sabah, Terengganu, Kedah, Kelantan, Perak and Perlis.

    A rather alarming statistics is that 17 per cent of Sarawakians aged 6 and above in 2000 never attended school at all, and that 44 per cent of those who did only attended primary school.
    This compared with the national figure of 10 per cent who never attended school.

    Slow literacy progress

    Another alarming revelation from UNDP statistics is that Sarawak’s progress in literacy from 1990 to 2000 was the slowest in the whole country, even behind neighbouring Sabah.

    If it is of some comfort, only 10 per cent of the communities are not covered by rural water supply system in Sarawak. Kelantan fares the worst with Sabah next.

    Leete said there has, however, been significant progress overall in improving social and economic outcomes in Sarawak “but sharp differentials persist.”

    He added that there was a need for policies and programmes that would put equity at core and contribute to reducing inequities.

    He called for such issues as access to social services, including environmental services such as water safety and loss of biodiversity, as well as basics on infrastructure to be addressed urgently.

    The UNDP man qualified his observations by saying there was a need to improve on data collection to allow for what he called better identification of vulnerable groups.
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    DCM shocked by claim that Penans are starving
    Bernama News, Saturday, 1 August 2009

    Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr George Chan was shocked over news reports about 3,000 Penans in the remote settlements in upper Belaga in the Kapit Division facing starvation due to shortage of food.

    “I’m very shocked…it is impossible. If nobody helps them, the Penans can still survive in the jungle easily as they can hunt for animals and forage for edible plants,” he told reporters here today.

    Dr Chan was asked to comment on today’s newspaper reports which quoted Rural and Regional Development Deputy Minister Datuk Joseph Entulu Belaun that famine had hit about 3,000 Penans in Belaga following crop failure in their five major settlements, and they were crying out to the government for help.

    Entulu, who was with Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia and six MPs at the government-built Penan service centre in Lusong Laku early this week, said the Penans were facing starvation over the last three months, relying on tapioca, wild sago and jungle products but supply had run out.

    The five settlements are Long Abit, Long Kajang, Long Tanyit, Long Malin and Long Lidem.

    Meanwhile, Ulu Rejang MP Datuk Billy Abit Joo also expressed shock over the news reports, but also amusement, saying that “shortage of food does not mean the Penans are starving”.

    “There are about 1,000 Penans in the six settlements and they are not starving.

    “The Penans have always faced food shortage due to the destruction of their food source, but this year they had poor rice harvest because the crop had been destroyed by insects and monkeys,” he said.

    However, Abit said the Penans’ harvest could still last about seven months. “The Penans will share their harvest, hunt for animals and look for wild sago as their staple food. They will not starve,” he said. – Bernama
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    MP regrets deaths of 14 Penans from measles
    BY STEPHEN THEN, The Star, Thursday January 27, 2005

    BAKUN: The deaths of 13 Penan children and an adult in a measles outbreak in Sungai Urun, Belaga district, recently, “should not have happened at all”, said an elected representative.

    Ulu Rejang MP Billy Abit Joo said the loss of lives was tragic because no one should die from measles nowadays in a country like Malaysia, not even native groups living in the deep interior.

    “The deaths are especially regrettable because these Penan longhouses are not too far away and it is not too difficult to reach them. There are timber roads going into these areas and the health authorities have helicopters and flying doctor services,” he said.

    The state Health and Medical Services Department, he added, should be more proactive in getting to the Penans and medical teams must visit the interior settlements as often as possible.

    “These Penans are ignorant of such health issues as they are not educated.

    “Furthermore, they are very poor. They do not have the money to go to urban areas for immunisation,” he said yesterday.

    He was responding to the statement by the state health authorities that the 14 who died were not vaccinated against measles and it was difficult to reach the Penans as they lived in the interior and were semi-nomadic.

    Sungai Urun is located in the Ulu Rejang parliamentary constituency in central Sarawak, which is the country’s biggest. It takes six hours to reach the affected longhouses, some 200km from Bintulu town.

    At present, Abit noted that there were only a handful of medical assistants stationed in the Sungai Asap Resettlement Scheme and they were supposed to be responsible for the 20,000 people living in the entire Bakun region.

    Meanwhile, a six-year-old Iban boy was admitted to Bintulu Hospital yesterday with suspected measles, reports SHARON LING.

    Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr George Chan said the boy, from Bintulu, had measles-like symptoms of fever and a rash and his father reportedly had had contact with the people of Sungai Urun.

    However, medical authorities were still investigating the case as the boy had been vaccinated against measles, he told reporters at his office in Kuching yesterday after receiving donations for the National Disaster Relief Fund for tsunami victims.

    Besides the boy, there were 18 patients in the isolation ward in Bintulu Hospital as of yesterday.
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    Jabu: 27,902 Household Heads Under Hardcore Poor Category
    19,031 Total Dayaks or 68.2 %
    Bernama News, 23 June 2011

    KUCHING — A total of 27,902 household heads (KIR) or 49.8 percent of 55,975 registered in e-Kasih system fall under the hardcore poor category, the State Assembly heard today.

    Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Alfred Jabu said of the 55,975 registered until June 11, 23,235 were categorised as simple poor and 4,838 had exited poverty.

    “Of 27,902 KIR under hardcore poor, 13,349 are Ibans (47.84%!!!!!), 5,601 Malays 2,925 Orang Ulu, 2,757 Bidayuh and 1,974 Melanaus (bumiputeras), 647 Chinese and 622 others,” he said when replying to Violet Yong (DAP-Pending). (19,031 total Dayaks or 68.2 %)

    KIR with income of RM520 monthly fall under the hardcore poor category while those earning RM830 monthly are categorised as simple poor.

    Jabu said to ensure effectiveness of e-Kasih, district poverty eradication focus group committees will vet applications to ensure that only those qualified were registered.

    The data will be updated with entry from all aid agencies and those not registered with e-Kasih so that data on the low income group is comprehensive.

    “The system is under construction and implementation is expected to be completed in 2012,” he said.

    Jabu told Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi (BN-Pantai Damai) that 18,876 people were beneficiary of the Housing Assistance Program (PBR) including 10,847 new houses and 8,029 repaired houses.

    A total of 1,877 KIR received assistance from the Rural and Regional Development Ministry.

    Some 3,426 projects under the 1Azam Programme of the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry had also been implemented until May. — BERNAMA

    Comment by Teddy Gumbang — September 18, 2012 @ 3:00 PM | Reply

  6. What should we do to them for raping us?

    Answer: Execution by using blow-pipe

    Comment by tigeryk — September 17, 2012 @ 8:26 PM | Reply

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  8. Please write in iban as well so i can circulate this article in the longhouses.

    Comment by Wildboar — September 17, 2012 @ 9:52 AM | Reply

    • JAKU PENETAP KUCHING

      SEBEDAU KAMI NYAU ENDA INGAT AGI, LALU SEBEDAU BALA ORANG DI MENUA MALAYSIA TU ENDA INGAT AGI, KAMI, TI NGELABUHKA SAINJARI DITU, SEKALI AGI BESEMAYA BA MUA MENUA MALAYSIA TU JADIKA SAKSI KAMI, KENA SEHARI TU 16HB SEMBILAN, 2012, DI NENGERI KUCHING, LALU MEGA NGARIKA SEMUA PARTI POLITIK ENGGAU PAKATAN RAKYAT, IYA NYA, LEBUH KAMI NUMBUHKA PERINTAH BARU DI MENUA MALAYSIA, PAKATAN RAKYAT DEKA BEBASA SERETA NGAMATKA SEMUA DANJI ENGGAU SEMAYA IYA NGAGAI PERANAK MENUA MALAYSIA.

      KAMI DEKA ENGGAU BASA TI TINGGI BEJALAIKA SEMUA POLISI TI UDAH DITETAPKA KAMI DALAM BUP JINGGA NGAMBIKA MENUA MALAYSIA ULIH NYADI SEBENGKAH MENUA TI TAMPAK, BALA PERANAK MENUA IYA TAU BETAMBAH KAYA, DUDI HARI IYA TAU LIKUN SERETA SELAMAT, LALU NAMA IYA DEKA DIKEMESAIKA SERETA DIPELANDIKKA MENUA BUKAI DI DUNYA TU.

      KAMI DEKA BEBASAKA SEMENGAT DALAM SEMPEKAT MALAYSIA TAUN 1963 TI DITANGGAM BALA TUAI-TUAI MENUA KAMI, TI LALU JADIKA KELAI PENALUK KAMI KE ORANG SARAWAK ENGGAU SABAH, ENDA BEGILIK PENEMU DALAM ATUR DEMOKRASI LALU ENDA BEBELAH BAGI BA SEMUA PERANAK MALAYSIA, KELEBIH AGI:

      PEKARA KESATU: SEKUNSI
      Kami deka mulaika semengat dalam sempekat Malaysia lalu berakupka penuduk Sarawak enggau Sabah dalam Serakup Malaysia enggau chara meri pulai kuasa merintah diri (autonomi) ke Sarawak enggau Sabah belalauka Tampuk Adat Perintah Besai.

      PEKARA KEDUA: BEPENGARI SAMA RATA
      Kami deka ngemanahka agi kaul entara Sarawak, Sabah enggau Semenanjung Malaysia nengah atur bekunsi kuasa ti nyeridi semengat Sempekat Malaysia.

      PEKARA KETIGA: PERANAK MENUA
      Kami deka numbuhka Komisyen Di-Raja dikena mutarka penanggul peranak menua luar ke enda sah nyadi peranak menua Malaysia, pia mega penanggul tu ke udah nuntung Sarawak enggau Sabah.

      PEKARA KEEMPAT: MERI PULAI TANAH BANSA ASAL (NCR)
      Kami deka ngamatka sereta ngemendarka kuasa ti udah ditetapka dalam Adat Menua Sarawak enggau Sabah dikena numbuhka Komisyen Tanah dikena mansik, mutarka penyarut, nyikapka atur nyukat lalu meri pulai hak Tanah Bansa Asal ba Tanah Bansa Asal.

      PEKARA KELIMA: PENGELANDIK GAWA PERANAK MENUA SARAWAK ENGGAU SABAH
      Kami deka ngamat sereta ngemendarka padu mangku pengawa ke semua peranak menua Sarawak enggau Sabah nyadi kepala dalam Opis-Opis Perintah di menua sida empu lalu ngena kuasa-kuasa Sekretari-Sekretari Menua ke dua buah menua nya lalu pia mega ngenuluka padu mangku pengawa ke peranak menua Sarawak enggau Sabah ba ikas Perintah Besai ti bekereja di menua Sarawak enggau Sabah.

      PEKARA KEENAM: ASIL MINYAK TI PATUT
      Kami deka nikika bayar minyak petroleum enggau asil hidrokarbon ke menua Sarawak enggau Sabah ngagai ikas 20% ari penyampau 5% ke ngelama tu.

      PEKARA KETUJUH: PEMANSANG SAMA RATA
      Kami deka nikika ikas pemansang infrastrukta di menua Sarawak enggau Sabah sama bela sebaka enggau ikas di Semenanjung Malaysia.

      KAMI, JADIKA TI NGENGKAHKA SAINJARI, NGAGA PENETAP TI JADIKA SEMAYA ENTARA PAKATAN RAKYAT ENGGAU SEMUA PERANAK MALAYSIA, KENA SEHARITU 16HB SEPTEMBER 2012, BESERIMBAI ENGGAU HARI MALAYSIA, NGAMBIKA AUH IYA DIDINGA ARI TUCHUNG MUNGGU LALU NELUSUR NGILI BATANG SUNGAI NYENTUK KE TASIK BESAI; AWAKKA KITAI DILEPASKA; LALU PERANAK RABAN BANSA KITAI ULIH IDUP DALAM PENYERAKUP!

      Disaksika ngelabuhka sainjari, ti diberi kuasa, lalu semua peranak Malaysia jadika saksi ditu.

      Disain di nengeri Kuching, kena seharitu 16hb Sembilan, 2012, dalam enam salin ti endur genap salin deka disimpan genap iku orang ti ngelabuhka sainjari.

      Ngarika Parti Keadilan Rakyat (KEADILAN)
      Y.B. DATO’ SERI ANWAR IBRAHIM, Ketuai Bala

      Ngarika Democratic Action Party (DAP)
      Y.B. LIM KIT SIANG, Ketuai Parlimen

      Ngarika Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS)
      Y.B. DATO’ SERI HAJI ABDUL HADI AWANG, Presiden

      Ngarika Parti Keadilan Rakyat (KEADILAN)
      Y.B. BARU BIAN, Chairman, PKR Sarawak

      Ngarika Democratic Action Party (DAP)
      Y.B. WONG HO LENG, Chaurman, DAP Sarawak

      Ngarika Pan-Malaysia Islamic Party (PAS)
      TUAN HAJI ADAM BIN AHID, Tuai Komisyen Menoa, PAS Sarawak

      Comment by Hornbill Unleashed — September 17, 2012 @ 10:17 AM | Reply

  9. DO WE NEED MALAYANS TO FREE US FROM THE MALAYAN COLONIAL BONDAGE?

    Comment by UBONGSPIRIT — September 17, 2012 @ 5:32 AM | Reply

    • We need everyone and anyone who share the same values. Lets say, for argument, PR’s values.

      What are they?

      Here are the 4 main ones – the opening verses of the Bible or Koran of PR.


      1. A transparent and true democracy to reflect and empower the supremacy of the rakyat;

      2. A dynamic and sustainable economy to provide prosperity and social welfare to all;

      3. Social justice to ensure the complete development of rights and respect of human dignity;

      4. Federal-State and foreign policies that are based on principles of fairness and justice.

      http://goo.gl/21FMc

      What the heck do they mean and is everyone reading it right?

      Comment by Dayakbalu — September 17, 2012 @ 11:10 AM | Reply

  10. That is “THE BEGINNING OF CHANGE” for the better for Sarawak and Sabah. Get rid of all the ‘Bandit National’ first and then talk to the Unknown Angels. Devils never negotiate, they dictate !

    Comment by keluro — September 16, 2012 @ 11:27 PM | Reply

    • We must volunteer to help Pakatan Rakyat in whatever way we can especially to educate the rural voters of their rights and to ensure all those whom we know vote for change.

      Comment by Sabrina Abdullah — September 17, 2012 @ 7:06 AM | Reply

  11. Fellow Sarawakians,Your anger,frustration and blantant NO to this is understandable.
    At least this is better for starters unlike before.
    Take a small stride at a time,why the haste,afterall you are to be blamed for being patient all the while.
    Good things are hard to come by,wait and act with conviction.
    Time will tell,do all Sarawakians share the same sentiments,ask yourself.Go Motivate them and get the m going in the right direction

    Comment by change agent — September 16, 2012 @ 10:04 PM | Reply

    • Haha! That’s true you know …better for starters!

      It’s just a shade less worse, not better. It’s like being invited to dinner. The starter is good. The main meal is rotten and ypu pay for the check.

      If you have to pay for the check, tell them to take back the main course and make a better one, or you wont pay.

      This is a “declaration” in case you forget. Have you read the Declaration for Human Rights? You don’t change a declaration every so often or it becomes a lousy joke. Education is getting worst in Malaysia now!

      Comment by Ulu teacher — September 16, 2012 @ 11:08 PM | Reply

  12. WHAT MALAYAN BULSHIT! ALL OPPOSITION ARE CONTROLLED BY MALAYA. SO WHERE IS OUR RIGHT TO SELF DETERMINNTION?

    PAKATAN DOES NO MORE THEN REINFORCEE THE COLONIZATION OF SABAH & SARAWAK.

    THEY JUST WANT OUR VOITE!

    BUT WE’LL BE POSITIVE VOTE OUT UMNO & WORK FOR REAL SABAH SARAWAK INDEPENDENCE!

    Comment by ANON — September 16, 2012 @ 9:29 PM | Reply

  13. MORE EMPTY PROMISES!

    WHY ONLY 20% ANWAR? HOW BOUT 100%?

    YOUR COUNTRY MALAYA HAS ROBBED SABAH AND SARAWWK 49 YEARS & YOU PROMISE 20%!

    WHAT A JOKE!

    FURHTER INTERGRATION IS A CRUEL JOKE BECAUSE SABAH AND SARAWAK ALREADY INTEGRATED AS MALAYA’S 12TH AND 13TH

    WHY DO YOU NEE MORE “INTERGRATION”

    WE WANT SEPARATION & DISINTEGRATION & DE-FEDERATION!

    WE WANT TO TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRY!

    Comment by ANTI-MALAYAN COLONIALISM! — September 16, 2012 @ 9:24 PM | Reply

    • Atleast there are some solid steps being taken to look at this issue by Pakatan. Look at what Sarawak BN Politicians doing. Nothing !! Just want to show the UMNO bosses that they are happy to accept whatever are given to Sarawak. Look at PM speeches , nothing to comfort Sarawakians but still giving insulting statements asking Sarawakians not to create fuss with some issues that haven’t been complied with after 49 years.

      Comment by gagojackman — September 16, 2012 @ 10:33 PM | Reply

      • BUT DO WE WANT 50 MORE YEARS OF MALAYAN COLONIAL RULE?

        Comment by ANGRY DAYAK — September 16, 2012 @ 11:14 PM | Reply

  14. NOW ITS UP TO SARAWAKIANS TO DECIDE WHETHER WE WANT TO BE MADE USED BY BN/UMNO AS THEIR FIXED DEPOSIT. ITS NOW UP TO US SARAWAKIANS TO CONTINUE TO BE STUPID AND LET ALL OUR PETROLEUM AND OTHER NATURAL RESOURCES MONEY TO BE SUCKED TO DEVELOPE WEST MALAYSIA AND IN RETURN FOR PEANUTS SO THAT WE WILL FOREVER BE LIKE MONKEYS . REMEMBER THE PM JUST MENTIONED IN SIBU THAT SARAWAK PROGRESS AFTER IT JOINED MALAYSIA. IS THIS THE PROGRESS WE CAN CONTINUE TO ACCEPT ? CAN WE ACCEPT TO BE AMONG THE LESS DEVELOPED STATES IN MALAYSIA WHEN IN ACTUAL FACT SARAWAK HAS THE MOST NATURAL RESOURCES ?

    Comment by gagojackman — September 16, 2012 @ 9:10 PM | Reply

    • YAH- SIBU STILL GETS FLOODED DESPITE PROGRESS!

      NOTHING CHANGED- TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN SAID WE WERE EQUAL PARTERS & THE MALAYANS WON’T COLONISE US- AND WE GOT COLONISED.

      MAHATHIR SAID WAIT FOR DEVELOPMENT LAH! & WE ALREADY WAITED 49 YEARS!

      DAYAKS & KADAZANS GET ABUSED AS UNCIVILIZED EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE “BUMIPUTRAS

      AND THEY WANT TO LOWER THE ENTRY LEVEL QUALIFICATIONS IN THE CIVIL SERVICE BECAUSE “NATIVES” ARE NOT UP TO IT?

      AND PAKATAN WANTS INTERGRATION ALTHOUGH SABAH AND SARAWAK HAVE BEEN INTEGRATED AS THE 12 AND 13TH STATES OF MALAYA!

      Comment by ANGRY DAYAK — September 16, 2012 @ 9:43 PM | Reply

  15. With limited or constrained election machinery, Pakatan Rakyat can still have very high hope of capturing 27 Parliamentary seats in both Sarawak and Sabah in GE13. Voters in these two states have awaken politically and they have been very angry that after 49 years as a nation, the stupid Dr Mahathir had asked us to be patient for more development when the two richesh states in Malaysia in term of resources were already 20 years behind Peninsular Malaysia in every aspects of infrastructure, social and economic development.

    Comment by Bidayuh Headmaster — September 16, 2012 @ 8:41 PM | Reply

    • BN will receive bounced cheques from Sabahans and Sarawakians because BN has overdrawn on its fixed deposit in both Sabah and Sarawak. BN has taken us for a ride and cheated us for too long. The rakyat are struggling and only Tun Rahman Yakub, Taib Mahmud , their families and cronies had been doing extremely well. The rural population had been kept generally uneducated and unemployed and ignorant. The two richest states before forming Malaysia with Malaya had been reduced to the 2nd and 3rd poorest states after just 49 years. The thief minister of Sarawak who claimed to be receiving less than RM30,000 monthly salary is now among the top 5 richest men in the world in term of cash and assets.

      Sarawakians and Sabahans must kick out Taib Mahmud, Musa Aman Najib Tun Razak and UMNO led BN for good.

      Comment by Sabestian Jacob — September 17, 2012 @ 6:23 AM | Reply

  16. Article 6 – Oil Justice

    Isnt that some bull? How can there be consistency with democratic principles when the natural rights is some measly 20%?

    Dont PR recognize its own credibility in governance, accountability and transparency?

    How different is it from Taib taking away all logs and giving away a few sen to State Treasury and putting away all the stolen money into Swiss Banks and Secret safe money haven?

    Kena revise lagi semua ler!

    Comment by Kenyalang hawker — September 16, 2012 @ 7:36 PM | Reply

    • Ask your former boss George Chan and now Peter Chin. Why are you still in SUPP?

      Comment by Char Kuih Tiaw — September 17, 2012 @ 6:27 AM | Reply

      • Why do we need Georgie or Peter or Anwar or Kit Siang to use our head? Don’t you have one!? Or do you have a big hole in your head?

        Comment by Kenyalang hawker — September 17, 2012 @ 9:47 AM | Reply

        • Stupid fella from SUPP!

          Comment by Ah Seng — September 17, 2012 @ 9:13 PM | Reply

  17. After 49 years of neglect and of being marginalsed by UMNO controlled BN, The Kuching Declaration on this day, 16th September 2012, by the Pakatan Rakyat Coalition of PAS, DAP and PKR is a timely reminder to UMNO controlled BN that Malaysians in Sarawak and Sabah want our rights as guaranteed in the original agreement to be respected and honoured. We shall never allow our children and grandchildren to be deceived, cheated and colonised by UMNO controlled BN.

    Comment by Mata Kuching — September 16, 2012 @ 7:22 PM | Reply

  18. agi idup agi ngelaban

    Comment by WHO DARES WIN — September 16, 2012 @ 7:03 PM | Reply

  19. Hello fellow Sarawakians, let’s vote for PR on this one.

    Comment by Ling — September 16, 2012 @ 7:02 PM | Reply

  20. this is what East Malaysia need . Well done . Write it in BM and Chinese and Iban too .

    Comment by nginsap — September 16, 2012 @ 6:57 PM | Reply

  21. Its sound good, gud luck in this coming election…….

    Comment by cucu brooke — September 16, 2012 @ 6:06 PM | Reply


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