Nazri Went on an Overdrive, Over reacted and Overheated to “Samseng”

It was supposed to be an  Iftar@KL 2017 programme at Dataran Merdeka. The political journalist and those who know Minister Nazri Aziz well enough were waiting for the perfect timing. They got it spot on bang,bang bang and he shot everything that came his way.

at1.jpgNow #Sarawak is trending in social media at No.1 and there are many angry net citizens who are giving the Tourism Malaysia Minister a piece of his medicine. He called newly appointed Sarawak Tourism Minister “Setahun Jagung” (greenhorn) and also told him in so many words:-

“You should not talk big in politics. If you want to show samseng (thuggery), we are bigger samseng. I won’t let him be samseng like that; I have been a minister for a long time.”Don’t be a samseng when you are a new minister. If you want to learn to be a samseng, you can learn from me.”

When pressed further he even had a go at Miri,”On the city of Miri’s opposition towards the tax, “Miri only has one hotel”.
Wow, he even went further like a man possessed on a witch hunt on the byelection of BN’s chances in Pujut. Surely, this must have gone very well with BN Sarawak’s component parties and they will even lay out a RED CARPET TREATMENT for him to campaign for them.

Karim Hamzah does not want to aggravate the situation further and he was very magnanimous in his reply when asked by reporters in a programme “bubur lambuk”organised by the Island Big Bikers in Kuching Sarawak.

Karim reiterated that “We are not against the Federal Government.We are asking them to consult us because they are certain things that may need a little bit of adjustments.”

Is that wrong ? The bill as shown here extracted,” Tourism Tax Bill was introduced on April 4 and passed in the Dewan Rakyat a day later. Dewan Negara duly passed it, too, on April 27.

In the Dewan Rakyat, Tourism and Culture Minister Nazri Abdul Aziz read out the bill for its second and third readings at 1.39am on April 5 before it was passed at 4.57am”

Can it be delayed instead of being enforced by July 1st? Certainly in a democratic country the Prime Minister and his cabinet could be consulted again and deliberated on the table and that was what our newly appointed Sarawak tourism Minister was hoping and asking for.

Instead Karim got a tongue lashing and many are questioning Nazri’s agenda now? Is he doing it on purpose to show his mettle as someone very big and powerful within UMNO circles or is he doing for someone else across the political divide? We dont want to assume or else we too will get heavy “bombardments” coming our way.

Even now Fadillah Yusof PBB Youth Chief and Rahman Dahlan have come under attack when they are protecting one of their own. Nazri even have the cheek to say they are not ‘neutral” as they are both East Malaysians.

atourismIsn’t this going to blow over with now Sarawak pulling out its representation in the Malaysian Tourism Board in which the Minister of course is Nazri Aziz. This political statement comes a day after the spat between Nazri and Karim. Nazri also thanked the Sarawak government for pulling out and thats real “political sarcasm” on his part.

A political analysts just wants to touch the cream on top and said,”Federalism throwing their weight around as Sarawak’s Tough man the late CM Adenan is not there to rally the people and take the flak himself. Our source said Nazri himself will not be afraid to go in the ring with anyone but he did and does fear CM Adenan.

Is that the reason why he sees Karim Hamzah as a late upstart and “wet behind the ears” and even named him “Setahun Jagung” Many entrepreneurs are now capitalising on the Setahun Jagung term and have called their burger ANC SetahunJagung. Drinks ice kacang with Setahun Jagung,T shirts are also being made. This political spat will and are a windfall for some people who knows how to cash in.

Social media is abuzz and love him or hate him the Tourism Minister has waded into the battlefield and got on with his work. Nazri’s agenda will only surface long after he is gone. But it will do no good to Sarawak or Sabah if its already in full implementation. Sabah Tourism Minister Masidi Manjun have also joined in the chorus of agreeing with Karim and even PRS Youth Chief and Assistant Minister Snowdon Lawan came out to openly support .

Nazri as a senior cabinet Minister should not have reacted the way he did and he was Overheated in his responses which will have a detrimental effect on the Tourism Industry.

Anyway,Politics is interesting at the best of times when the right subject matter surfaces.

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PAS Hadi “Fighting for Political Survival”

Oh No, PAS President is at it again. What will happen to PAS in GE14 is anyone’s guess.acawat1

It does seem that he is at his best when his back is at the wall as he makes this political statement to try to coax Barisan Nasional leaders to accept him and the party into the BN fold.

Will Sarawak leaders accept him and the party with open arms? He has yet to make amends on his “CAWAT” INSINUATION way back in 2009.

Even MP Salang and PRS Secretary General said this,””He pointed out that Sarawakian   MPs objected to the bill because it is an opposition bill tabled by Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, who has few fans in the state.

“During the Batang Ai by-election in 2009, he said we were still wearing cawat. Later, he accused Christians of converting Muslims. Things like that do not speak well of him as a person and a leader. So when he tabled a bill like this, how can I be certain that he meant well?” said Salang.

This is extracted from Rakan Best Nye Page: “Apologise first PAS President Hadi. We in Sarawak always live in peace,harmony, eat,shop, no segregation and enjoy together. 

We dont want PAS in Sarawak.
Don’t try to say this for your convenience. “PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang says Malaysians can learn from Sabah and Sarawak, where the two states’ diverse peoples have lived in harmony for so long.”

Is Hadi making the right calls or is he trying to get back the sympathy from the opposition front ,making PAS relevant while backstabbing the Barisan Nasional Coalition at the last minute?He has something up his sleeves and political parties within the BN are watching closely with hawks eye and waiting to  pounce.

BN Sarawak can do without PAS assistance as it goes to win the seats in Sarawak for GE14

Karim.. “Jittery PRS,SUPP and SPDP”

karimThis article appeared in local daily and this blogsite also carries the full text. We extract the article from the blog.

( Karim not convinced by Masing’s clarification on ‘merger of minds’  http://t.co/AET8TtxfHd )

KUCHING: PBB Supreme Council member Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah is surprised that PRS, SUPP and SPDP are jittery over state seats at this point in time.

With the state election still far off, he was baffled that the three BN component parties had continuously made a ruckus through the press to express their dissatisfaction.

“Why are they (PRS, SPDP and SUPP) all jittery about seats at this moment of time. The state election is still very far away and the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) is not even dissolved yet.

“Why the furore about seats at this time and why was PBB not invited or being approached even if it’s to discuss (about) seats?” he argued.

He was responding to a statement by PRS president Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Masing that the ‘merger of minds’ among SUPP, SPDP and PRS was still relevant even though Pelagus assemblyman George Lagong had been offloaded from the Teras bandwagon.

Abdul Karim, who is also Assistant Minister of Housing, said: “If the merger is aimed to strengthen BN, why was PBB not in the picture? Doesn’t it look stronger if PBB is included together (in the merger of minds)?”

The Assistant Minister of Youth Development and Asajaya assemblyman remained unconvinced even though SPDP and PRS youth wings had explained that the reason why PBB was not invited was because the party was not affected in terms of seat allocations.

He even said considering that PBB is the backbone party of the state BN, it would definitely be courteous of the three component parties to discuss with PBB matters affecting the state BN or any unhappiness among the component parties.

“This is better rather than ‘ganging’ up and telling the world that the three parties in the merger have a total of 36 seats to contest and one seat more than what PBB is contesting.”

Abdul Karim said PRS’ main reason for being in the ‘merger of minds’ pact seemed to be because of the presence of Lagong during the announcement of the formation of Teras.

“Now that Teras through Datuk Peter Nansian Ngusie has stated that George Lagong has been offloaded, it seems that the status quo and reason for the ‘merger’ has not changed. Why?”

Masing, who is Baleh assemblyman, reiterated that the whole idea of setting up the ‘merger of minds’ is to strengthen the BN coalition against threat from the opposition.

Che’gubard (SAMM) Lambasted By Karim Hamzah..!!

cheguKUCHING: Peninsula-based Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia (SAMM) was given a tongue lashing yesterday for planning a campaign aimed to call for the resignation of Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud.

Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) supreme council member Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said Sarawakians do not need West Malaysians without in-depth knowledge about the state’s political history and its multi-racial harmonious culture to ‘teach’ them on how to manage the state.

He pointed out that SAMM, which is closely related to Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Youth movement, should just focus on building up good racial and religious harmony in West Malaysia, and leave Sarawak alone.

“We don’t need (young turks) from there to tell us how to manage our state or tell us what to do. Our CM has served Malaysia from the day the country was formed, and his (Taib’s) service to Sarawak and Malaysia is beyond what SAMM or any of its leaders or those in Pakatan could ever emulate.

“Sarawak for what it is today owes a lot to the visionary leadership of our CM. Those from the peninsula especially from SAMM will not be able to ‘feel’ or see this changes which happen through the years. They could only criticise and demonise our leaders,” he said when contacted yesterday.

Abdul Karim, who is also Assistant Minister of Social Development (Youth) and Assistant Minister of Housing, was asked to comment on an Internet news portal report of a campaign organised by SAMM which would be launched here this Sunday.

Called the ‘Kempen Nyah Taib’, SAMM founder Badrul Hisham Shahrin or Che’Gubard said the campaign would not involve street protests but more of an awareness drive whereby materials in both written and audio visual forms would be distributed including to the interior areas.

He also claimed the campaign had nothing to do with PKR, but was a joint effort with activists from all backgrounds. He even invited BN supporters to go to the ground and support the programme.

Although claiming the campaign to be neutral, the link between Che’Gubard and PKR is still evident since he contested under the party’s ticket in Rembau parliamentary seat in the last election in May where he was defeated by Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin.

Abdul Karim added that since the campaign would likely create hate and thwart efforts on nation building and racial harmony, the proper authorities should stop it.

Based on the internet news portal’s report, the launching of the programme was part of Che’GuBard’s four-day working visit to Sarawak which includes a visit to Baram. SAMM has also been asking for funds through its website to fund the visit and items to be donated to protesters of the Baram Dam.

 

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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James Masing Is Correct on this Issue…

james mWhen it comes to religious matters I will not pull my brakes. It is because of my upbringing and which has been drilled in by my grandfather to my dad and mum. We respect each and everyones religion and there is only one Almighty GOD says my granddad to me when I was 10 years old in Mukah.

Always don’t use religion to score points in whatever debates or arguments you are involved in says my mum and dad. How I hate bigotry and religious extremists till today. I will not hesitate to raise my fists and land a right and left “hook” when its necessary.

Even in the Catholic Faith I speak my mind when  some of them act out of line and are seem to be “RELIGIOUS BIGOT“. Those who practise religious fanatism should look themselves in the mirror and then slash their wrists and see whether the “blood” that flows is green,black,orange,yellow or white.

God made BLOOD the same colour RED and we should respect each others religions as such. in all arguments one should not show power by being overzealousness. Remember we will all go back to the Almighty One and be buried in the ground and our bodies will return to the ground.( There are others who died without being buried.God has a special place for them too)

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This I extract from an internet portal and I do think the Minister is right in telling the Home Ministry and the Minister in charge must take heed:-

Sarawak Land Development Minister Tan Sri Dr James Masing   has put the stop order on the distribution of Catholic weekly Herald in Sabah to Home Ministry officials making decisions in haste without consulting their political leaders.

“They have obviously taken matters into their own hands. I suggest that political leaders must be consulted first before taking action on matters which has negative socio-political impact.

“It is us, the politicians, who will bear the brunt of criticisms, not these government officers,” Masing, a senior Christian minister in the Sarawak cabinet and also president of Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS), pointed out.

 

Masing said this today immediately after Herald editor Father Lawrence Andrew announced that the Home Ministry had given its clearance for the 2,000 copies of the Catholic weekly to be distributed after its officers at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport on Thursday had stopped it.

The 2,000 copies of Herald were meant for distribution to about 20 Catholic parishes in Sabah.

Andrew said the Home Ministry had informed the forwarding company this morning that Putrajaya had cleared the weekly for distribution.

However, today being a non-working day, the forwarding agent was unable to get the copies out to the churches in time for Sunday services.

“It will be distributed from tomorrow, but then Catholics go to church today,” Andrew said.

He added that the Home Ministry should explain its action.

“We need to know why they stopped it in the first place.”

Tuaran MP Datuk Wilfred Tangau hoped that such actions would not recur as incidents like these only cause unnecessary anxiety among the people of Sabah.

After the Catholic weekly’s right to use the word Allah was overturned by the Court of Appeal on October 14, Putrajaya assured East Malaysians that they could continue using the word in their worship and publications.

It was seen as an effort by the Barisan Nasional government to ensure it keeps its key vote bank in both Sabah and Sarawak where there are many Christians who worship in Bahasa Malaysia and indigenous languages which also use the word Allah.

The Catholic Church prints 14,000 copies of Herald every week for about one million Catholics in the country and Herald editor Andrew said Allah was used in inverted commas in the latest edition when referring to the Court of Appeal ruling on October 14.

Minister in The Prime Minister’s Department Tan Sri Joseph Kurup had also earlier today said he believed the authorities stopped the publication from being distributed due to a “miscommunication”.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had said the Court of Appeal ruling that ban the Herald from using the word Allah in its publication, is not binding in Sabah and Sarawak.

Even Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail had said the Court of Appeal decision was confined to the publication of the Bahasa Malaysia section of the Herald and the court had held that the Al-Kitab and the Herald are two publications of an entirely different character.

The Al-Kitab is the Bahasa Malaysia/Indonesia version of the Bible and is widely used in churches in Sabah and Sarawak.

PKR Sarawak assemblyman See Chee How in hammering the government’s assurance said “credibility is just not in their vocabulary”.

Referring to the prime minister’s upcoming trip to the 9th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) in London, See said: “The PM is making yet another overseas trip, leaving it to tough guys Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz and Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to deal with the dissensions.”

Datuk Dr Thomas Tsen, president of the Sabah Council of Churches, in his reaction to the seizure said “its just very shocking, saddening and very disappointing”. – October 27, 2013.

Assistant Minister Unscathed In A Driving Incident

Assistant Minister for Youth Development and Housing  YB Karim Hamzah officiated the Borneo Auto Great Wall “Wingle 5” auto show this morning at the “Travillion” in Kuching Sarawak.

He was impressed with the SUV eventhough he was involved in the “incident” which made the vehicle turned “turtle”. The driver was hurt and he was sent to hospital for a further checkup. Reporters and guests were at the scene of the incident.

 

23 July 2013 20:45
This video is recorded during our Tour in Kuching. During a normal routine stunt by our professional driver an incident during a H5 demo run at the Great Wall tour of Borneo in Kuching involving YB En. Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, Assistant Minister of Social Development for Youth Development & Assistant Minister of Housing along with VIP’s from GWM happened this morning. Everyone in the H5 walked way without any injuries. The H5 was executing a reverse flick flip over it roof and landed on its side. Though the H5 was damaged but the strength design and quality of build of the body shell minimised the risk of injury to its occupants. This is also a visual proof of the quality of our Great Wall vehicle. Please ignore all the rumours spread by irresponsible parties in all forms of Media. Thank you. Shared by: Youtube (AMCSB76) Steven
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