DAP SARAWAK ‘STORM BREWING UP”

Now Chong is suspended for saying Abang Johari acts like an UMNO Minister. Motion moved by TS Adenan.

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chongThe sacking of Pujut assemblyman Fong Pau Teck is indeed a wake-up for DAP Sarawak. It does seem that the current DAP Chairman YB Chong Chieng Jen has his “pocketfull” eversince he took over the chairmanship from YB Wong Ho Leng.

The indications are clear as now the truth is out there and the main stream media is having a field day. They know DAP stories sells like hot cakes and everyday after the DUN sitting the journalists will interview Chong and Fong separately.

The RAKYAT and the voting public are watching how this UNFOLDS and if anything they will require a stable party to look after them and also to voice their concerns in the State assembly. In-fighting YBs are of no use to the RAKYAT.

THE CHOICE IS THEIRS TO MAKE…………… 

 

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DAP SARAWAK ‘STORM BREWING UP”

chongThe sacking of Pujut assemblyman Fong Pau Teck is indeed a wake-up for DAP Sarawak. It does seem that the current DAP Chairman YB Chong Chieng Jen has his “pocketfull” eversince he took over the chairmanship from YB Wong Ho Leng.

The indications are clear as now the truth is out there and the main stream media is having a field day. They know DAP stories sells like hot cakes and everyday after the DUN sitting the journalists will interview Chong and Fong separately.

The RAKYAT and the voting public are watching how this UNFOLDS and if anything they will require a stable party to look after them and also to voice their concerns in the State assembly. In-fighting YBs are of no use to the RAKYAT.

THE CHOICE IS THEIRS TO MAKE…………… 

 

“Religious Tolerance..What CM Sarawak Said..!!”

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There have been various calls from many readers on us to write on this the issue of “religious freedom” “ALLAH” and other related topics/issues.

We would not want to give too much opinions on this subject as it will only aggravate the situation and also create too much tension.

Let us be very straight on the issue especially to those who sees this as an avenue to showcase their RELIGION and FAITHS for their own selfish means or to remain relevant in society. Also for POLITICAL POINTS AND SURVIVAL….oh Plzzzzzzz…

Do you think “GOD IS VERY HAPPY WITH ALL THIS ARGUMENTS IN MALAYSIA ON THE USAGE OF “ALLAH”?

STOP AND THINK ! THE DEVIL IS AT WORK HERE ……..

We are asking you who are reading this just 3 simple questions…

1. Are Christians from all denominations persecuted from going to their own services in their Churches?

2. Are Christians banned from carrying…

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“Religious Tolerance..What CM Sarawak Said..!!”

There have been various calls from many readers on us to write on this the issue of “religious freedom” “ALLAH” and other related topics/issues.

We would not want to give too much opinions on this subject as it will only aggravate the situation and also create too much tension.

Let us be very straight on the issue especially to those who sees this as an avenue to showcase their RELIGION and FAITHS for their own selfish means or to remain relevant in society. Also for POLITICAL POINTS AND SURVIVAL….oh Plzzzzzzz…

Do you think “GOD IS VERY HAPPY WITH ALL THIS ARGUMENTS IN MALAYSIA ON THE USAGE OF “ALLAH”?

STOP AND THINK ! THE DEVIL IS AT WORK HERE ……..

We are asking you who are reading this just 3 simple questions…

1. Are Christians from all denominations persecuted from going to their own services in their Churches?

2. Are Christians banned from carrying the Bible (bahasa version)in their hands and CONFISCATED ON THE SPOT BY THE RELIGIOUS OFFICERS ?

3. Are Christians been shot/stoned when they practised their faith in churches or walking across the streets?

You have answered that correctly………..

No,no, no and now please for GODS SAKE please stop being too ungrateful to the MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT OF THE DAY. There is Religious freedom in Malaysia and we need not make too much of a “Huu Haaaas ………..(if this pierces your heart please remember we are not a Christian Nation unlike the Philippines…you can say what you like about me and I know my FAITH is strong and GOD IS THE ONE AND ONLY ALMIGHTY CREATOR WHO PROTECTS ME AND MAKE ME STRONG..thank you )

The extracted column from Borneo Posts..Borneo’s English Daily

The day Abdul Taib spoke up for Christians in Sarawak

Posted on November 16, 2013, Saturday

WHENEVER the ‘Allah’ issue hogs the headlines, Sarawak and Sabah can also expect to be in the spotlight.

Over the past weeks, all of us must have had an overdose of ‘Allah’ – I mean the dispute over the usage of that almighty name. I find it seriously appalling how we, Malaysians, can really go overboard in our quarrels over the use of a term.

It has been said that Malaysia is the only country in the world where its citizens are at loggerheads over ‘Allah’. Hey, are we not supposed to be a proud nation of well meaning, sensible and cultured people? Are we not supposed to be understanding and tolerant folk able to live in peace and harmony despite our racial and religious differences?

What happened? Instead of showing others who we really are – a nation of proud Malaysians who are decent and caring people – we chose to display our ugly side. If others describe us as a nation of idiots, don’t blame them. We probably deserve to be called silly names.

It was most unfortunate that the people of Sarawak and Sabah were innocently dragged into the nasty equation as well. It’s well known to us in East Malaysia that we’ve never had a problem over religion – Never!

I have said this many times in this column and I will not hesitate to repeat it because it’s something so uniquely Sarawakian. As a Sarawakian, I’m always proud to make this known and clear to all.

Many Christians were very happy with Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud when he defended their right to continue using the name ‘Allah’. The Sarawak Chief Minister spoke rather eloquently on the issue recently.

In his own words: “To us (Sarawakians) there is no issue. We have lived with people of different races and different religions for many decades, even before Malaysia. The ‘Allah’ ruling will not be binding on Sabah and Sarawak. We cannot alter the status quo in Sarawak.”

The Chief Minister further said that on visits to the longhouse, he would source a Muslim cook to prepare his dishes using the ingredients which the longhouse residents had bought. His childhood at the mission school had prepared him for being with Christians and he was not perturbed when they made the sign of the cross, or prayed.

Indeed, Taib’s speech resonated with many Malaysians and I must thank our CM sincerely for speaking out for Sarawakians in such a strong, yet honest, manner.

The CM’s words were particularly gratifying not only because he is the chief executive of the state but because he is also a Muslim. It shows that the man knows more of his great faith Islam than the many pretenders in Malaya.

Now, I wonder why the likes of Ibrahim ‘Comedian’ Ali and his cohorts in Perkasa and elsewhere never dared to rebuke Taib? Did they agree with Taib after all? Or are they withholding their fire out of respect (or fear) for the Sarawak CM who also heads the religious organisation Perkim? That makes Taib an authority on Islam too.

But the most conspicuous difference between Taib and his brothers in the faith in Malaya is that he is a Sarawakian Muslim. Because Taib is a Sarawakian, he understands the ‘spirit of tolerance’ better than those in Malaya. This is something we cannot dispute. Thumbs up for Taib.

It’s a shame that Taib’s counterpart in Sabah, Datuk Seri Musa Aman, has stayed silent over the ‘Allah’ issue. Is it just because he is an Umno man and his party’s stand is clear – No ‘Allah’ for non-Muslims. If that is the case, then we Sarawakians must count our blessings again that Umno has yet to set foot in Sarawak. I don’t think we, Sarawakians, ever want our beloved state to be ‘Umno-nised’. No, no way!

This week as the Kuala Lumpur Catholic Archdiocese filed an application for leave to appeal to the Federal Court against a decision which allowed the government’s appeal to ban its weekly publication the Herald from using the word ‘Allah’ to refer to God, the churches of Sabah and Sarawak also made its stand clear.

Christian leaders in the two states have vowed to carry on using the word ‘Allah’ even if it means being prosecuted under a Home Ministry directive allowed by a court ruling.

They also accused Putrajaya of trying to mislead Christians from East Malaysia into believing that the Court of Appeal ruling was only applicable to the Herald.

They said they will speak up on this issue as this is what their respective congregations expect them to do.

Catholic Bishop for the Keningau diocese in Sabah Datuk Cornelius Piong said Sabahans, especially the Kadazan, Dusun and Murut natives, have been using the word for generations and will continue doing so.

“Who is going to stop us? Even God allows us to use the word,” he said, calling the move to restrict the use of the word illogical.

The Association of Churches in Sarawak has urged Putrajaya to show more commitment to recognising religious freedom in Sabah and Sarawak.

The group’s chairperson Archbishop Datuk Bolly Lapok said thus far, Putrajaya had only displayed “ad hoc benevolence” whenever religious freedom cropped up.

“We need tangible commitments from the authorities to respect and uphold the freedom of religion, guaranteed by the Federal Constitution as the supreme law of the nation,” Bolly said in a statement this week.

These are legitimate demands from Christians in Sabah and Sarawak. While we are happy that Datuk Seri Najib Razak has reiterated that the court ruling only applies to the Herald and that the 10-point policy stays, some of his cabinet members have been giving conflicting statements.

Therefore, the Prime Minister has to put his own house in order on the matter and as Sarawak Christians have requested, show more commitment to recognising religious freedom in East Malaysia.

Perhaps, Najib could quietly seek Taib’s advice on how to resolve this long-standing issue. In this case, Taib certainly knows better.

UMNO to Sarawak.?

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pbb&umno.The challenge is there for all to see. 5 new political parties approved to Sarawak and the overcrowding political scene is not a matter of choice for the people but something looms behind. PBB and other Sarawak political leaders plus political watchers will say it will not happen as long as Taib Mahmud is still the Chief Minister of Sarawak.

True to a certain extend but many UMNO 2nd echelon leaders thinks otherwise. What is so special with Sarawak that it holds UMNO with both hands? 25 seats won out of 31 in the last GE13 and a shift to the otherside will see a crumble of BN. Please this is an “old tell tale story” cooked up which has been past down for 30 years.

The delineation of all the rural seats have been done to ensure that the ruling government stays in power until the people in all…

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BN Wake Up Call..??

paper 2A veteran journalist said to me sounding very arrogantly “I dont need to belong to a party to know whats going on inside” Of course he has every right to say that and its only his very own opinion. We can rant and shout and tell him he knows “nuts” but is it worth it ?

Why should we as politicians give him the benefit of doubt. Politics is about Perception and every party have their ways and means to run their own party. It is up to the Leadership to maintain its grip on the coalition it aligns itself with be it Pakatan or BN. Some parties are still outside the 2 party system and they too know how to ensure that their seats remains intact in every elections.

There are various columns written by journalists,columnists and so called political experts/analysis and mosts of it is obviously given by insider sources and those who wants the news to spread like wildfire be it truth or rumours.

The writer here audie61 have sat in the Supreme Council of PRS from 2004-2008 and is still a Divisional chairman of BN/SPDP and when we are given a run down by our so called experts on our party and BN in general it does hurt.

Let me be direct on this point,” We toe the line my friend in a political system and we dont simply run down our President nor our own YBs or Divisional chiefs. We stand firm and stand behind the party. There is no need to compete with each other on how we will maintain our partys credibility and also to compare.

PBB is strong due to the fact that the party YBs all work hard on the ground and less politiking and elections after elections they maintain the foothold of their respective constituencies. PRS likewise is doing the same and so is my party SPDP. SUPP needs to sort itself out soon or they will suffer greatly in the next State Elections. ( this is also in response to the writers opinions of SUPP Miri)

BN Sarawak knows their weaknesses and they try to assist the parties in trouble but only if they are willing to LISTEN AND NEEDS HELP. Parties are all govern by Societies Act 1966 and their constitution and its up to the parties and in this instant SUPP to sort themselves out.

Of course in the height of the crisis in PRS when I was engulfed in flames and could not careless a PBB YB said to me,”We must walk around the constitution eventhough its laws governing the party but one must remember he said it has got to come down to POLITICAL DECISION” 

There was also negotiating here and there but due to 2008 political tsunami the fight in PRS became  history. The top leaders had to look after their own reputations and also their own rice bowls and those who were caught in crossfire were left to febnd for themselves {myself included which was the worst time of my political career}

Many political careers are made and losts by wrong decisions or for YBs/MPs when they losts in elections. The point for journalists/writers they can write until they are satisfied but to politicians they have to pick up and have another go or sail into the sunset.

There are many other reasons to write but today the writer which has the column on North View -Like Climbng a mountain this is indeed also a WAKE UP CALL FOR BN SARAWAK…   

 

SARAWAK’S UNDISPUTED RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE

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The Assistant Minister Datuk Karim Hamzah could not have said it any better,”I attended mission school..( for those reading this blog and that is St.joseph’s Secondary School in Kuching Sarawakand went to church ( St.Joseph’s Cathedral across the road from the schoolas part of the education system, but it did not make me any less of a Muslim.( very true…undisputed..!!)

In fact, the old system made us more understanding and tolerant of each other.
( this is in fact how our leaders should potray themselves.. audie61 is not going to apple polish the assistant minister for his words but his statement yesterday was indeed timely as the RELIGIOUS BIGOTS and SOME FAR RIGHT RELIGIOUS EXTREMISTS from both the Christians and Muslims are taking pot shots and outdoing each other.

( Very soon the Almighty Creator might just have to shut them up…..if you know what I mean……..Of course we are not in a position to do that but GOD KNOWS..)

Meanwhile politicians too have been going on a wild rampage and trying to score political points and making themselves relevant to the VERY FEW who sees that they are harping it right. They too know who they are and some have sinced toned down as they know too they will and might be struck down by unseen forces. Their sixth sense is telling them to put a FULL STOP.

Those who intend to carry on are not worthy to be serving Malaysia as they are so very…INSIDE THEIR OWN BOX.  Some would say they might even be under a certain spell or what they say in England “witch craft”. God bless their souls and for us they should not live in multi-cultural,multi ethnic,multi-religious Malaysia. (Should we suggest TIMBAKTU wherever that is??) hahaha…

This we extract from the English daily which Datuk Karim Hamzah was the Guests of Honour and spoke ……

The choice of a Christian centre for the venue bore testimony to the state’s religious tolerance and the unique harmony among the people.

“I don’t think it would be possible to do this in the peninsula without some people inciting tension,” said Abdul Karim, who pointed out that the racial and religious tension prevalent in the peninsula had never been an issue in Sarawak.

“In Sarawak we help one another, regardless of race or religion. In the old days, I attended mission school and went to church as part of the education system, but it did not make me any less of a Muslim. In fact, the old system made us more understanding and tolerant of each other.

“It was a beautiful in the past. I hope the youths today will learn and do not be too engrossed with what politicians or NGOs say nowadays. Young Sarawakians should be proud of the cohesion that is only unique in Sarawak,” he

Touching on the forum, Abdul Karim called on social media savvy youths to use the various tools in the internet to enhance the existing social cohesion among Sarawakians to create greater understanding and strengthen unity.

“The youths today must not take for granted the harmony and stability. They must ensure that the well-knitted fabric be kept intact. It is more crucial to understand in these times of fast-moving technology and maintain what we have all this while.

“Abuse of social media leads to misunderstanding and create tension. It can be a stumbling block to the state’s attempt at development,” he said.

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