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If Pakatan Harapan wins the 15GE, I will set up a special office to promote the restoration of the rights of Sabah and Sarawak in accordance with Malaysia Agreement 1963

(Versi BM)

If Pakatan Harapan wins the 15th General Election and Anwar Ibrahm becomes the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia , I will set up a special office to promote the restoration of the rights of Sabah and Sarawak in accordance with Malaysia Agreement 1963.

It is a great disgrace to Sabah and Malaysia that Sabah, with so many resources, is one of the poorest areas in Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

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DAP MPs opposed the 1976 Malaysian Constitution Amendment to downgrade Sabah and Sarawak from “territories” to “states” while all government MPs in Sabah and Sarawak voted in support of the Constitution Amendment

(Versi BM)

The 15th General Election on Nov. 19, 2022 is a Malaysian Parliamentary Election to elect the Federal Government in Putrajaya and decide who will be the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia and not a Sabah state election to elect the Sabah state government and the Sabah state chief minister.

DAP had always been in the forefront upholding healthy and proper Federal-State relations in the last six decades. Read the rest of this entry »

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Call on Sarawak and Sabah to set up a joint MA63 Constitution Review Commission to review the fulfilment of MA63 for Sarawak and Sabah 60 years after the formation of Malaysia in 1963

We meet here especially in appreciation and honour of Chong Siew Chiang, whom I will name the Father of DAP Sarawak, for establishing DAP in Sarawak in 1978 to achieve the Malaysian Malaysian objective in pursuit of the Malaysian Dream.

Next year will be the 60th anniversary of the formation of Malaysia in 1963, and for the occasion, I propose that Sarawak and Sabah set up a joint MA63 Constitution Review Commission to review the fulfilment of Malaysia Agreement 1963 for Sarawak and Sabah.

The establishment of such a Joint Commission will be an important step to achieve the Malaysian Dream which should be the aspiration of every patriotic Malaysian.

The next national general election is not far off, but it will be a challenging one for Sarawakians and Malaysians, as the days of political hegemony by one political party is gone and a thing of the past.

Malaysians will have to learn to work together without sacrificing the basic principles of serving the national interest to promote unity, harmony, justice, democracy, good governance, prosperity and well-being of all Malaysians.

This is one aspect of the re-set of nation-building principles and policies which the country must undertake if Malaysia is to fulfil its potential to be a world-class great nation, instead of being overtaken by one country after another in the last half-a-century.

Malaysia is at the meeting-point of four great civilisations – Malay/Islamic, Chinese, Indian and Western – and there is no reason why we cannot leverage on the best virtues and values of these four great civilisations to build a great and world-class Malaysia.

But the journey to make Malaysia a world-class great nation is a marathon and not a sprint, it must be counted in decades and even centuries and not in days, months and years, which is why it is important that Sarawakians and Malaysians develop the long-term spirit of the long-distance runner to make Malaysia a world-class great nation.

(Speech by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang at a DAP Sarawak luncheon ‘”In Appreciation and Honour of Lim Kit Siang and Chong Siew Chiang” in Kuching on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 1 pm)

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First week of Parliament has exposed it as utterly irrelevant, outmoded and in need of major parliamentary reforms to keep it abreast with modern trends and developments

(Versi BM)

The first week of Parliament has exposed it as utterly irrelevant, outmoded and in need of major parliamentary reforms to keep it abreast with modern trends and developments.

Three Members of Parliament – Ramkarpal Singh (Harapan – Bukit Gelugor), Salahuddin Ayub (Pakatan Harapan – Pulai) and Isnaraissah Munirah Majilis (Warisan – Kota Belud) had sought an emergency Dewan Rakyat debate over the seizure of Petronas’ assets by purported descendants of the Sulu sultanate who are claiming US14 billion from Malaysia, but they were blocked by the Speaker Azhar
Azizan Harun who cited sub judice rules to prevent debates in Parliament. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ongkili and the two Pairin brothers must explain their 72-hour eerie and inexplicable silence on the proposal for a Council of present and former Chief Ministers, Deputy Chief Minsters, Sabah Assembly members and Parliamentarians to resolve the 50-year Nightmare of Sabah Illegal Immigrants with voting rights

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The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office on Sabah and Sarawak, Maximus Ongkili and the two Pairin brothers, Joseph and Jeffrey, must explain their 72-hour eerie and inexplicable silence on the proposal for a Council of present and former Chief Ministers, Deputy Chief Minsters, Sabah Assembly members and Parliamentarians to resolve the 50-year Nightmare of Sabah Illegal Immigrants with voting rights.

Is their silence because the trio think that the proposal would not resolve the Nightmare of Sabah illegal immigrants with voting rights, and if so, why? Read the rest of this entry »

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Ongkili and the two Pairin brothers must co-operate with all Sabah political leaders, whether in government or opposition, to resolve the 50-year Nightmare to Sabah illegal immigrants with voting rights before the 60th anniversary of formation of Malaysia on Sept. 16 next year

(Versi BM)

The PBS President and Federal Minister in charge of Sabah and Sarawak, Maximus Ongkili and the two Pairin brothers, Deputy Chief Minister Jeffrey Pairin and the Huguan Siou or Kadazandusun Murut paramount leader, Joseph Pairin, must co-operate with all Sabah political leaders, whether in government or opposition, to resolve the 50-year Nightmare of Sabah illegal immigrants with voting rights before the 60th anniversary of formation of Malaysia on Sept. 16 next year.

It is most regrettable that Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) yesterday completely ignored the 50-year Nightmare of the Sabah illegal immigrants with voting rights when it formed three committees yesterday to empower the party.
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Call for a Council comprising Sabah Chief Minister and ex-Chief Ministers, Deputy Chief Minister and ex-Deputy Chief Ministers, current and former Sabah State Assembly members and MPs to resolve the 50-year nightmare of illegal immigrants with voting rights before 60th Anniversary of formation of Malaysia on 16th September 2023

(Versi BM)

Before this forum, I was told that former Sabah Chief Minister for nine years (1985 – 1994) and former Deputy Chief Minister for 14 years (2004-2018) was one of the earliest Colombo Plan scholars from Sabah.

But look at what has happened to Colombo. The residences of the Chief Minister and Cabinet Ministers of Sri Lanka were burnt by enraged supporters and the Sri Lanka President had to flee the country for his life. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ongkili should not get the wrong end of the stick – he should realise that resolving the 50-year nightmare of Sabah illegal immigrants with voting rights is the first and most important step to fulfil MA63 conditions for Sabah

(Versi BM)

The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Sabah and Sarawak Affairs) Maximus Ongkili should not get the wrong end of the stick – he should realise that resolving the 50-year nightmare of Sabah illegal immigrants with voting rights is the first and most important step to fulfil the MA63 conditions for Sabah.

Ongkili has been a Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of Sabah and Sarawak affairs for more than two years. Read the rest of this entry »

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Seeking help from Ongkili for access to the 5,000 missing pages in the Report of Royal Commission of Inquiry on Illegal Immigrants in Sabah given voting rights as well as from Joseph Pairin

(Versi BM)

I have written to the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office in charge of Sabah and Sarawak affairs, Maximus Ongkili, for help to have access to the 5,000 missing pages in the Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry on Illegal immigrants in Sabah given voting rights.

Every effort must be made to end the 50-year Nightmare of the Illegal Immigrants in Sabah given voting rights before the 60th anniversary of the formation of Malaysia on 16th September 2023! Read the rest of this entry »

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My “grudge” again Joseph Pairin Kitingan is that he had not contributed to the resolution of the 45-year nightmare of illegal immigrants in Sabah with voting rights although PBS returned to Barisan Nasional in 2002

(Versi BM)

I have no personal grudge against Joseph Pairin Kitingan. If any, my “grudge” against him is that he had not contributed to the resolution of the 45-year nightmare of illegal immigrants in Sabah with voting rights although PBS returned to Barisan Nasional in 2002.

I would have thought that the resolution of the nightmare of illegal immigrants in
Sabah with voting rights would have been one of the main conditions for PBS’s return to the Barisan Nasional in 2002, but clearly it was not.
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Time for Joseph Pairin Kitingan to speak up as what he had done in four years from 2014-2018 as Chairman of the Working Committee on the Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into illegal immigrants in Sabah to resolve the longstanding nightmare of Sabah illegal immigrants with voting rights

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It would appear that there are many “cavemen“ in high places in Sabah over the long-standing nightmare of illegal immigrants in Sabah on the electoral rolls.

A former Cabinet Minister was asked by a former Prime Minister whether he was “living in a cave for the past 10 years” for asking the PBS President, Maximus Ongkili to name the Barisan Nasional party which had depended on “Project IC” – the citizenship-for-voters scheme. Read the rest of this entry »

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At least half a dozen of Sabah Chief Ministers would not be Sabah Chief Ministers if not for the illegal immigrants problem in Sabah

(Versi BM)

At least half a dozen of Sabah Chief Ministers would not be Sabah Chief Ministers if not for the illegal immigrants problem in Sabah.

Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) president Maximus Ongkili stirred a hornet’s nest when he accused a Barisan Nasional party for being involved in a citizenship-for-votes scheme where the beneficiaries were the pendatang tanpa izin (PTI) because “they did not want PBS to be the government in Sabah”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sarawak general election a setback for DAP which must learn from the mistakes but DAP will not be deterred from the Malaysian Dream of making Malaysia a world-class great nation before Malaysia’s Centennial in 2063

(Versi BM)

I was in Keningau yesterday and Pensiangan this morning to celebrate an early Christmas as there was no Christmas celebration last year because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

I had campaigned in the Sarawak general election and I had hoped that DAP will win half-a-dozen seats at the end of the campaign. The election results produced two DAP seats – Padungan and Pending.
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Sabah and Sarawak State Assemblies should set up a Joint Sabah-Sarawak State Assemblies Committee to Restore Sabah-Sarawak rights according to Malaysia Agreement 1963 and to demand compensation from Federal Government for half-a-century of neglect

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The unanimous two-thirds majority in Parliament on Tuesday, 14th December 2021 for the passage of the 2021 Constitution Amendment Bill is historic but it is only the first step to restore to Sabah and Sarawak their rights and status fully agreed by the Malaysia Agreement in 1963

For half-a-century, the people of Sabah and Sarawak were denied their rights to full Malaysian citizenship, such as their rights to equitable financial allocations, true state autonomy especially on education and health, fair apportionment of oil funds and right to development resources were neglected. Read the rest of this entry »

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I will interrupt my campaigning for Pakatan Harapan in the Sarawak general election and fly back to KL tomorrow to vote in Parliament on the Constitution Amendment Bill 2021 to undo the Constitutional Amendment 45 years ago to restore to Sarawak its rights under the Malaysia Act 1963

(Versi BM)

I will interrupt my campaigning for Pakatan Harapan in the Sarawak general election and fly back to Kuala Lumpur tomorrow to vote in Parliament on the Constitution Amendment Bill 2021 to undo the Constitutional Amendment 45 years ago to restore to Sarawak its rights under the Malaysia Act 1963.

When the 1976 Constitutional Amendment Bill was voted in Parliament on 13th July 1976, it was carried by 130 votes supporting and nine votes opposing – all the nine votes came from DAP which included myself. Those who supported the Constitution Amendment in 1976 which reduced Sarawak and Sabah from a region comparable to Peninsular Malaysia to one of the 13 states in Malaysia included all the Sarawak Barisan Nasional leaders, like two MPs who became Sarawak Chief Minister and Sarawak Yang di Pertua, Abdul Rahman Yaacob and Taib Mahmud, SUPP leaders Ong Kee Hui and Stephen Yong and SNAP leaders Edmund Langgu, Patrick Uren and Luhat Wan. Read the rest of this entry »

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In memory of Leonard Hsing Yin Shean, MP Tanjong Aru 1986-1990

It is sad to receive news that Leonard Hsing Yin Shean, 63, breathed his last at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kota Kinabalu last night.

Hsing was Member of Parliament for Tanjong Aru from 1986 to 1990, during a term when the DAP had four MPs from Sabah – Sandakan, Gaya, Tanjong Aru and Tawau. Read the rest of this entry »

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Federal and Sabah state governments should immediately launch a two-week state-wide survey headed by Veveonah Mosibin to ensure that accidents like the collapse of the suspension bridge at Kampung Gusi, Ranau causing student injuries because it was the only spot to gain internet access would not recur in Sabah

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We have not learnt from the Veveonah Mosibin Incident, where the 18-year-old lass from Pitas had to spend 24 hours on a tree-top to gain Internet connectivity to sit for an online examination, although the Youtube of her experience had so far netted 855,231 views.

Now, less than six months later, eight students between 15 and 18 years old in Kampoung Gusi in Sabah’s interior district of Ranau were badly injured when the suspension bridge which was the few spots at night in their village to gain internet access gave way. Read the rest of this entry »

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Muhyiddin should advise Hajiji not to violate the Yang di Pertuan Agong’s advice to stop politicking and to end discriminating against Opposition voters by ensuring that the RM2 million allocated for food in Penampang is given to all voters regardless of politics

The Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin  should advise the Sabah Chief Minister and Bersatu chief in Sabah, Hajiji Mohd Noor not to violate the Yang di Pertuan Agong’s advice to stop politicking and to end  discriminating against Opposition voters by ensuring that the RM2 million allocated for food in Penampang is given to all voters regardless of politics.

The Hajiji Sabah State Government should be advised not to spoil the possibility of launching a “all-of-government” and “whole-of-society” approach and mindset to fight the war against the Covid-19 pandemic.

DAP Sabah State Assemblywoman for Kepayan Jannie Lasimbang has complained of discrimination by the Sabah State Government with regard to the RM2 million allocation for food for Penampang, and she had to rely on donations from local groups like the Pacos Trust and the Touching Live club to get around 200 food baskets to meet residents’ requests for help. Read the rest of this entry »

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Call for a special humanitarian crisis package for Sabah now as some 29 people in Sabah may die of Covid-19 if we wait until the 2021 Budget is presented in Parliament next Friday on Nov. 6

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There is an urgent need for a special humanitarian crisis package for Sabah now as some 29 people in Sabah may die of Covid-19 if we wait until the 2021 Budget is presented in Parliament next Friday on November 6.

The third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in Malaysia has claimed 102 lives in Sabah in the first 28 days of October, averaging a fatality rate of 3.64 lives daily – and if we wait for another eight days until Nov. 6, we may see another 29.12 fatalities.

In contrast, eight lives were lost in the rest of Malaysia during the past four weeks. Read the rest of this entry »

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Let all Malaysians and political parties agree that a Warisan candidate will take Batu Sapi parliamentary seat uncontested as a first step in an “all-of-government” and “whole-of society” war against the third wave of Covid-19 pandemic

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As a first step to an “all-of-government” and “whole-of-society” war against the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic to save lives and livelihoods in Malaysia , let all Malaysians and political parties reach a national consensus that a Warisan candidate would take uncontested the parliamentary seat of Batu Sapi, vacated by the death of former Minister Liew Vui Keong.

The Election Commission has announced that nomination for the Batu Sapi by-election will be on Nov. 23rd and polling on Dec. 5.

This would preserve the status quo in Parliament. Read the rest of this entry »

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