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December 15, 2013

‘Allah’ banner not allowed at Kuching Christian meet

Dukau Papau

A banner bearing the word ‘Allah’ was asked by police to be brought down at a gathering of some 6,000 Iban Christians at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) on Friday.

“The participants were surprised. We were embarrassed,” said Patrick Sibat organising secretary of the gathering which was put together by the Gempuru Besai Kristian Jaku Iban (GBKJI).

He added that they complied with the directive as it came, according to the police, ‘from the top’.

“It was even more embarrassing for us when observers from Christian natives groups from Australia, New Zealand, Solomon Islands, India, Mongolia and Taiwan witnessed the whole thing”, he said. (more…)

November 29, 2013

Taib’s man to debate Malaysia Agreement

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Winston Way

Ignoring a federal minister’s call not to discuss the Malaysia Agreement, a BN member has accepted a challenge to debate the issue on social media.

A senior council member of Chief Minister Taib Mahmud’s Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) party has agreed to an open debate with self-professed Sarawak nationalist groups on the formation of Malaysia despite a warning by a federal level deputy minister not to do so.

PBB supreme council member Idris Buang has accepted a social media open debate challenge made to him by several Facebook groups on the suggestion that Sarawak and Sabah should pull of Malaysia. (more…)

November 19, 2013

Umno young guns straining ties between Putrajaya and Sarawak, says James Masing

Sarawak Land Development Minister Tan Sri Dr James Masing  urged young Umno leaders to relearn the history of Malaysia. - November 17, 2013.DESMOND DAVIDSON

Sarawak Land Development Minister Tan Sri Dr James Masing urged young Umno leaders to relearn the history of Malaysia.

Sarawak’s outspoken Land Development Minister, Tan Sri Dr James Masing, has accused young federal leaders, particularly those from Umno, of causing friction between Putrajaya and the state government.

He said their lack of understanding of the Malaysia Agreement and how the federation was formed, makes them think that they are the masters and leaders from Sarawak and Sabah should be subservient to them. (more…)

November 15, 2013

Bid to debate M’sia Agreement rejected

P Ramani

Deputy Speaker Ismail Mohamad considered the motion to debate the 18/20 points “not urgent”.

Parliament today rejected a motion to establish a Special Committee comprising experts and MPs to review the 20/18 points and the Malaysia Agreement 1963 involving Sabah and Sarawak.

Deputy Speaker Ismail Mohamad rejected the motion on the grounds that the issue was “not urgent” and did not require urgent debating. (more…)

September 18, 2012

‘Time to teach BN a lesson in Sabah’

Joseph Bingkasan

SAPP wants the people of Sabah to rise up against BN and Umno to demand the reinstatement of the original terms of the Malaysia Agreement.

Frustrated with the current scenario, the Sabah-based political party led by former chief minister Yong Teck Lee wants to reinstate the original terms of the 20-point Malaysia Agreement inked in 1963.

The party argued that the people of Sabah had lost their political autonomy through the presence of centralised Kuala Lumpur-based parties, in particular Barisan Nasional/Umno and now Pakatan Rakyat. (more…)

August 29, 2012

BN’s Promise Not a sweet dream but a nightmare

Raymond Tombung

When BN took over the state government in 1994, it promised a new Sabah within 100 days, but 18 years later, Sabah is the poorest state in the country.

Barisan Nasional’s “Janji DiTepati” slogan won’t sell in Sabah, claims opposition State Reform Party deputy chairman Daniel John Jambun.

“There’s just too long a list of unfulfilled promises by BN. I could list it out and it will fill a book. But for now I can list seven reasons why the slogan will be rejected,” he said.

Topping Jambun’s list is Sabah’s security within Malaysia. (more…)

August 2, 2012

Secession & Breakaways: Sabah, Sarawak & Penang eye ‘INDEPENDENCE’

Christopher FernandezSecession & Breakaways: Sabah, Sarawak & Penang eye 'INDEPENDENCE'

When the Cold War ended, it witnessed the cracking up of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR) and the way and manner in which the Russian states began to gain autonomy and independence might most likely be emulated in Malaysia as well in the near future.

Change is the only constant in life and in the Malaysia of 55-years old sweeping changes and transformations are expected to follow in future in line with global trends.

While the current defections by Barisan Nasional members to the opposition appear to be taking place as expected and anticipated in Sabah, and should follow suit in Sarawak and the peninsular of Malaysia, this is just a sample of what could possibly happen. (more…)

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