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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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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

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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

(Tatal ke bawah untuk kenyataan versi BM)

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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Third wave of Covid 19 pandemic serious and alarming, but we must strike a proper balance as it has not reached a stage to justify a declaration of emergency and the suspension of Parliament

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There have been calls for the Yang di Pertuan Agong to declare a state of emergency under Article 150 of the Constitution and suspend Parliament as a result of the third wave of the Covid-19 epidemic in Malaysia.

The third wave of Covid 19 pandemic in Malaysia is serious and alarming, but we must strike a proper balance as it has not reached a stage to justify a declaration of emergency and the suspension of Parliament.

Otherwise, Malaysia will have the dubious honour of having a backdoor government toppling a legitimate government after 22 months of a general election under the blanket of Covid-19 epidemic, sparking a second wave of the epidemic and exploiting the epidemic to present itself as the saviour of the nation as the top concern of all Malaysians was to focus single-mindedly on the war against Covid-19 whicbh the political leadership of the backdoor government did a lousy and atrocious job, sparking a third wave of the epidemic because of its lust for power to control the Sabah state government – and then declaring a state of emergency and suspending Parliament to consolidate its power and crumbling hold of a parliamentary majority. Read the rest of this entry »

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Perikatan Nasional Government should stop politicking and focus all its energies to channel all available resources to fight Covid-19 pandemic in Sabah

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One is reminded of the Shakespearean quote: “the lady doth protest too much” when reading the Open Letter from former Sabah Chief Minister, Musa Aman, denying that that he is responsible for the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in Sabah and Malaysia.

I will say that if anyone in Sabah is responsible for the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, there is none other than Musa Aman.

Musa Aman was Chief Minister of Sabah for 15 years from 2003 to 2018, but he continued the policies whereby Sabah, the richest state in Malaysia, is the poorest state in the country, both in terms of poverty of the people and infrastructure development of the state – to the extent that a schoolgirl Veveonah Mosibun from Pitas, Sabah had to spend 24 hours on a tree-top to get better Internet connection to sit for an online examination! Read the rest of this entry »

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Ministers who campaigned in Sabah general election must force Muhyiddin to have an emergency Cabinet meeting to channel all available resources to Sabah in the war against the Covid-19 pandemic in Malaysia

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It is a most heart-rending story in Sabah.

Patients have to wait several days to receive swab test results and then several days more to be taken into either a hospital or quarantine and light symptoms observation centre because occupancy of critical care beds in Sabah hospitals is rising as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to ravage the state.

Zainuddin Abdul Khalic from Kinarut waited five days for his test result and another two days before he and his wife were taken to a quarantine and light symptoms observation centre. Read the rest of this entry »

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Third call on Muhyiddin to convene emergency zoom Cabinet meeting to channel all available resources to fight third wave of Covid-19 pandemic in Sabah

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I am making a third call on the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, to convene an emergency zoom Cabinet meeting to channel all resources to fight the third wave of Covid-19 pandemic in Sabah.

If there is no response from Muhyiddin, I will next call for his resignation for gross incompetence and ineptitude of his Cabinet.

The question will also arise whether a Prime Minister or Minister who is on a 14-day home quarantine should be regarded as going on leave and should not be functioning from the four walls of his residence. Read the rest of this entry »

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Call for reconsideration of the decision to impose CMCO for two weeks on Selangor, KL and Putrajaya from Wednesday

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The Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari disagreed with the decision to impose a conditional movement control order (CMCO) on the entire state as many districts are still under control with regard to the Covid-19 pandemic.

From the latest data from the Selangor Covid-19 Task Force dated yesterday, out of 56 Mukim in Selangor, only one (Klang) is a red zone with 53 cases, 18 mukim are yellow zones with cases ranging from two to 32 cases, and 37 mukim are green zones without a single case of Covid-19 infection.

To impose a lock down on the 18 yellow zone mukim and 37 green zone mukim – which represent an overwhelming majority in Selangor – is definitely an over-reaction.
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It is time for Muhyiddin to fulfil his Sabah election pledge and channel all resources to fight Sabah as the hotspot state in the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in Malaysia

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I am disappointed that the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyddin Yassin has not summoned an emergency zoom meeting of his Cabinet on the grave situation of the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in Malaysia although he is in home quarantine until Oct. 16,

Yesterday, a specialist with the Health Ministry wrote an anonymous letter to Malaysiakini lamenting that “the many months of hard work since the first movement control order (MCO) has been taken for granted and thrown away”.

This has sparked a response from the Health Director-General Dr. Hisham Noor Abdullah, which does not detract in any way from the central message of the “specialist” to the Prime Minister, i.e. Wake up, enough talk, take action! Read the rest of this entry »

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Call on Muhyiddin to summon an emergency zoom meeting of Cabinet to channel all resources to combat the third wave of Covid-19 pandemic in Sabah

Who cannot be moved after reading the anonymous Open Letter to the Prime Minister by one of the Health Ministry specialists and published by Malaysiakini.

As the specialist wrote:

“The many months of hard work since the first movement control order (MCO) has been taken for granted and thrown away! We have hit a record-breaking daily case number of 691 on Oct 6. Read the rest of this entry »

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KDM makes history in Sabah in having two Deputy Chief Ministers, but is this good only for Jeffrey and Joachim or also good for the million-strong KDM communities, only time will tell

The Kadazan-Dusun-Murut (KDM) communities made history in the 2020 Sabah state general election as for the first time in the history of Sabah, they have two Deputy Chief Ministers – STAR president, Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan and PBS Vice-President Joachim Gunsalam.

But whether this is good only for Jeffrey and Joachim or also good for the million-strong KDM communities, only time will tell.

But it has not been a good start for the KDM communities.
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