Make RCI A National Agenda


Zainnal155Kota Kinabalu:”It appears that everyone from the government to the opposition are missing the point about the Royal Commission of Enquiry Report on Illegal Immigrants in Sabah, they are stumbling on top of each other to be the first to make a Police report – for what purpose?” says Zainnal Ajamain a Sabah Activist who is very active in promoting the call – to Respect the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (Hormati Perjanjian Malaysia 1963). He made this statement in a Forum “Hopes for Sabah or Cries of Sabah?” organized by DAP in a leading hotel in Kota Kinabalu last night. Read more of this post

Mentafsirkan Malaysia: Malaya bertopengkan Malaysia


Mentafsirkan Malaysia

Jurucakap GANASApakah Malaysia sebuah negara yang berdaulat dan merdeka? Atau ia hanya Persekutuan Tanah Melayu yang menyamar sebagai Malaysia. Selepas 51 tahun Malaysia dibentuk, soalan lucu seperti ini masih wujud, setelah 51 tahun Pembangunan Negara isu identiti sepatutnya telah lama diselesaikan – Ini sangat malang, Malaysia hari ini masih mempunyai isu identiti yang belum dapat diselesaikan . Krisis seperti ini ini adalah jauh lebih serius daripada menghadapi krisis pertengahan hidup (mid-life crisis), jika tidak ditangani dengan betul ia mungkin menjadi satu masalah bukan saja menyebabkan Negara nazak malah boleh menyebabkan Malaysia terburai.

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Defining Malaysia: Is Malaya masquerading as Malaysia?


Defining Malaysia

ZainnalIs Malaysia a sovereign and independent country? Or is it just the Federation of Malaya masquerading as Malaysia. After 51 years it is amusing that such a question still exists, after 51 years of Nation Building the issues of identities should have been resolved long ago – it is really most unfortunate Malaysia today still has the issues of its identity unresolved. This is much more serious than facing the mid-life crisis, handled wrongly it may become a full blown problem which may disintegrate the whole nation.

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In Response to the “Beauty of Division”


ZainnalIn theory democracy is an appealing idea, in practice however it is far from perfect. There are people who take the cynical stand that democracy is the tyranny of the majority. That is what the people in Sabah and Sarawak has suffered in our quest to build a nation since 51 years ago. The Malaysia project was never the merger of a complete country but a work in progress towards building of a federation called Malaysia. This was what our founding fathers believe in and that was what we are made to believe for 51 years. The unfortunate thing is that the Malaysia project is look upon by some segment of the people as a way to sustain and maintain the Elites or a new class of people – which are NOT democratically elected to be in office. It was not the people of Malaysia that elected the Prime Minister to be in office – it was just a small group of people in a political party that agrees that he should lead the PARTY not necessarily mean the most democratically right person to lead the country. As the result, as the Prime Minister he only need to satisfy the demands and needs of these small group of people at the expense of others. Read more of this post

Akta 750: Cobaan Kerajaan Persekutuan merampas Pelantar Benua dari Semua Negeri di Malaysia


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Merungkai Perisytiharan Darurat pada 24 Nov 2011 tidak hanya memansuhkan Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri (ISA), ia juga menghapuskan beratus-ratus undang-undang dan warta yang dibuat diantara 15 Mei 1969 dan 20 Februari 1971. Dalam tempoh ini Parlimen telah digantung selama 2 tahun ekoran rusuhan kaum di Kuala Lumpur pada 13 Mei 1969. Bilangan undang-undang dan warta yang dimansuhkan termasuk undang-undang dan warta yang berkaitan dengan wilayah laut atau khusus berkaitan dengan pemilikan Pelantar Benua.

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Act 750: Federal Government latest attempt to plunder the Continental Shelf from All Malaysian States.


Executive Summary

The lifting of the Emergency Proclamation on the 24th November 2011 did not just abolish the Internal Security Act (ISA), it also made void the hundreds of laws and gazettes made between 15th May 1969 and 20th February 1971. The period when Parliament was suspended for 2 years following the racial riots in Kuala Lumpur. The number of laws and gazette abolished include those laws and gazette pertaining to the law of the sea or specifically pertaining to the ownership of the Continental Shelf.

The Ownership of the Continental Shelf is especially important because whoever owns the Continental Shelf, owns the Oil and Gas reserves contained therein. The racial riots in Kuala Lumpur have nothing to do with Continental Shelfs or the security of the country but the Federal Government took this opportunity to seize the Continental Shelf from every state in the Federation. In addition, the Federal Government limits the extent of each of the State’s territorial water to 3 nautical miles while anything beyond the 3 nautical miles belongs to the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong. Read more of this post

Menjawab Persoalan Pemilikan Minyak dan Gas di Malaysia Bahagian I


CheWal

September 27, 2012

FAQ : Isu Tuntutan Royalti Minyak (Versi Ringkas)

Soalan 1

Mengapa artikel ini dibuat ?

Jawapan

>>>Artikel ini adalah versi ringkas untuk fakta-fakta mengenai isu tuntutan royalti minyak. Versi panjang yang beserta dengan sumber rujukan boleh dilihat  disini.

Soalan 2

Kenapa Akta Petroleum 1974 ditandatangani ?

Jawapan

Akta Petroleum 1974 adalah merujuk kepada penyerahan hak eksplorasi,eksploitasi dan carigali minyak oleh negeri-negeri kepada Petronas secara mutlak tanpa boleh dibatal.

>>>Akta Petroleum 1974 menjuruk kepada 3 perkara

  1. Penubuhan Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) di panggil PETRONAS
  2. Meminda Hak Milik Pelantar Benua yang di rampas oleh Kerajaan Persekutuan daripada Sabah dan Sarawak kepada PETRONAS
  3. Kerajaan Persekutuan Berjanji untuk membentuk Petroleum Advisory Council – yang tidak pernah di patuhi

Soalan 3

Apakah yang dimaksudkan dengan penyerahan hak oleh negeri-negeri kepada Petronas?

Jawapan

Ini bermaksud, penyerahan hak yang dimiliki oleh negeri.Negeri memberikan hak yang dimiliki oleh negeri yang berada dalam kawasan pantai atau diluar pantai negeri kepada Petronas.

>>>Sabah dan Sarawak tidak pernah menyerahkan hak milik Pelantar Benua mereka kepada Kerajaan Persekutuan – HAK Milik ini telah di rampas oleh Kerajaan Persekutuan dengan menggunakan kuasa Darurat pada tahun 1969.

Soalan 4

Sebagai balasan,apa yang kerajaan negeri dapat daripada Petronas?

Jawapan

Menurut Akta Petroleum 1974, minyak diambil dari dalam pantai atau diluar pantai negeri akan diberi bayaran tunai.

>>>Ini tidak pernah berlaku, bayaran Tunai yang dimaksudkan dibayar oleh Kerajaan Persekutuan

Soalan 5

Apakah dia sempadan atau kawasan hak negeri ?

Jawapan

Sempadan atau kawasan yang menjadi hak negeri adalah seperti yang digariskan oleh Kanun Tanah Negara 1965 yang meliputi semua kawasan tanah dan perairan yang dihadkan kepada had perairan wilayah (territorial waters) kecuali kawasan-kawasan tertentu seperti tanah rizab dan sebagainya.

>>>Sabah dan Sarawak bukan dibawah pentadbiran Kanun Tanah Negara 1965. Sanbah dan Sarawak mempunyai Ordinan Tanah masing masing. Isu Tanah adalah dilindungi dalam Jadual 9 Perlembagaan Malaysia.

Soalan 6

Macam mana nak tahu apakah sempadan perairan wilayah (territorial waters) ?

Jawapan

Sempadan perairan wilayah(territorial waters) disebut dalam Ordinan Darurat 1969 yang digunapakai sehingga December 2011 dan Akta Perairan Wilayah (Akta 750) yang menggantikan ordinan darurat yang bermula pada Jun 2012. Sempadan hak negeri adalah kawasan perairan yang tidak melebihi 3 batu nautica.

>>Akta 750 tidak boleh digunapakai di Sabah dan Sarawak selagi Dewan Undangan Negeri masing masing meluluskan pemakaiannya – PETRONAS buat masa ini MENCURI minyak dan Gas Sabah dan Sarawak

Soalan 7

Kalau diluar 3 batu nautica, adakah ianya hakmilik negeri ?

Jawapan

Tidak, Ianya menjadi hakmilik kerajaan persekutuan yang mana perairan wilayahnya adalah sehingga 12 batu nautica dan diikuti pula dengan zone ekonomi eksklusif negara sehingga 200 batu nautica.

>>Ini tidak betul HAK ini telah dirampas oleh Kerajaan Persekutuan melalui Ordinan Darurat No7 1969. Ini satu rampasan disebabkan tiada kena mengena diantara Darurat diadakan untuk membendung rusuhan kaum di Malaya sementara Ordinan Darurat No.7 1969 menghadkan hakmilik Negeri kepada 3 batu nautika. Ini bererti selepas 3 batu nautika Wilayah Laut setiap Negeri telah di RAMPAS oleh Kerajaan Persekutuan.

Soalan 8

Kalau ianya bukan hakmilik negeri, bolehkah negeri menuntuk bayaran tunai seperti yang tertulis dalam Akta Petroleum 1974?

Jawapan

Tidak. Ini kerana penyerahan hak yang dibuat oleh negeri adalah hanya kawasan dibawah hak negeri. Anda hanya boleh memberi hak kepada orang lain apa yang menjadi hak anda.

>>>Apabila HAK Negeri ini sudah dirampas dengan menggunakan kuasa Darurat sememangnya ia bukan lagi Hak Milik Negeri – oleh itu bayaran tunai juga tidak perlu dibuat. Keadaan ini berubah apabila Darurat dimansuhkan.

Soalan 9

Kenapa Kelantan diberi wang ehsan?

Jawapan

Kelantan diberi wang ehsan adalah diatas budibicara kerajaan pusat yang berbesar hati memberi sumbangan wang untuk kegunaan rakyat kelantan.

Soalan 10

Adakah Terengganu layak mendapat wang royalti?

Jawapan

Tidak, Terengganu juga tidak layak mendapat bayaran tunai kerana tempat mencarigali adalah diluar kawasan hak milik Terengganu.

Soalan 11

Kenapa Terengganu mendapat royalti sebelum ini yang kemudiannya ditukar kepada wang ehsan dan kemudian kepada royalti semula ?

Jawapan

Sama seperti Kelantan, bayaran ini adalah atas budibicara kerajaan pusat. Samada royalti atau wang ehsan, ianya merujuk kepada perkara yang sama iaitu bayaran tunai.Cuma berbeza terminologi.

Soalan 12

Apa beza royalti dengan wang ehsan

Jawapan

Kedua-duanya adalah bayaran tunai. Yang membezakannya adalah, royalti diberi kepada kerajaan negeri dan wang ehsan disalurkan terus kepada rakyat melalui JPP (Jabatan Pembangunan Persekutuan). Ianya adalah entiti kerajaan persekutuan di negeri-negeri untuk urusan pembangunan negeri.

Soalan 13

Bagaimana pula dengan Sabah dan Sarawak? Mengapa mereka diberi bayaran royalti?

Jawapan

Sabah dan Sarawak mempunyai perjanjian lain yang telah ditandatangani tidak dipunyai oleh mana-mana negeri di Semenanjung  yang membolehkan mereka mendapat bayaran royalti. Perjanjian ini adalah salah satu keistimewaan semasa kemasukan mereka ke Malaysia.

>>>Ini bukan satu keistimewaan namun satu penipuan yang di buat oleh Kerajaan Persekutuan.

Soalan 14

Kenapa kerajaan negeri Kelantan melabelkan kerajaan pusat sebagai zalim kerana merampah haknya?

Jawapan

Mereka berbuat demikian, mungkin kerana terpedaya dengan hasutan yang mengatakan minyak yang dijumpai adalah hakmilik mereka sedangkan minyak itu dijumpai diluar sempada negeri mereka.

Soalan 15

Adakah pimpinan Pakatan Rakyat tahu mengenai sudut perundangan ini?

Jawapan

Berdasarkan tindakan Anwar Ibrahim mahu membuat pindaan terhadap Akta Kemajuan Petroleum 1974 dengan memasukkan kawasan zon ekonomi eksklusif sebagai kandungan perjanjian membuktikan pimpinan Pakatan Rakyat tahu mengenai peruntukan undang-undang dalam hal ini. Ini membuktikan mereka sedar bahawa berdasarkan kebenaran fakta undang-undang, kawasan carigali itu bukanlah hakmilik kerajaan negeri.

Soalan 16

Bagaimana nak selesaikan kemelut ini?

Jawapan

Sekiranya kerajaan negeri sedar akan hakikat bahawa kawasan penemuan minyak itu bukan milik mereka, mereka seharusnya menggunakan pendekatan yang lebih baik untuk memohon pertimbangan budibicara kerajaan pusat untuk menambah peruntukan wang ehsan atau memohon dengan cara baik agar wang ehsan itu disalurkan kepada kerajaan negeri seperti yang dinikmati oleh kerajaan Terengganu. Sekiranya pendekatan yang baik,berbudi bahasa dan penuh hikmah digunakan, InsyaAllah, kerajaan pusat mungkin boleh mempertimbangkannya.

>>>Ini satu saranan yang tidak betul, pada hakikatnya minyak dan gas adalah hak negeri bererti milik mereka dan bukannya milik Kerajaan Persekutuan. Dalam kes Sabah dan Sarawak sebagai contoh, Kerajaan Persekutuan tidak dapat berbuat apa apa pada tahun 1966 apabile Akta Pelantar Benua di luluskan – hanya setelah Darurat di laksanakan pada tahun 1969, Kerajaan Persekutuan mempunyai merampas Hak dan Milik Pelantar Benua ini melalui Undang Undang dan Warta Darurat.

>>>Namun setelah lebih 40 tahun Darurat telah di mansuhkan dan semua undang undang dan Warta Darurat juga mansuh – ini bererti Pelantar Benua secara tidak sengaja dikembalikan kepada Sabah dan Sarawak.

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Menjawab Persoalan Pemilikan Minyak dan Gas di Malaysia Bahagian II

Response to Messrs Vidal Yudin Weil – legalandprudent.blogspot.com


I refer to your piece “When quacks masquerade as economist”. A fine attempt to rebut the National Cabotage Policy but without the benefit of understanding the whole picture – it is simply jumping to a conclusion, “Without Perjudice” no doubt but “The Crusade against stupidity”???

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Bagaimana Sabah Boleh Hilang Kekayaan nya


Kertas maklumat untuk Ahli-ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri Sabah

Pengenalan

Ada kah ahli-ahli Yang Berhormat menyedari bahawa HAK dan kawalan ke atas Perairan Wilayah Sabah dan Sarawak diambil dari Sabah dan Sarawak pada tahun 1969? Kemudian pada 24 November 2011 HAK dan kawalan ini secara tidak sengaja pulangkan semula kepada Sabah dan Sarawak?

Bagi setiap hari yang kita berlengah dan tidak membuat sebarang keputusan mengenai isu ini, kita membazirkan berjuta-juta ringgit yang boleh digunakan secara produktif dalam usaha-usaha pembangunan negeri terutama dalam memerangi kemiskinan di Sabah. Read more of this post

How Sabah Lost its Wealth


Information paper for Members of the Dewan Undangan Negeri Sabah

Introduction

Does our honorable assembly man realize that the RIGHTS and control over Sabah and Sarawak Territorial Waters was taken from Sabah and Sarawak in 1969? Then in 24th November 2011 these RIGHTS and control was accidentally given back to Sabah and Sarawak?

For every day that we delay in making any decision on this issue, we are wasting millions of ringgit which can be used productively in the state development efforts especially in combating poverty in Sabah.

If you are NOT aware and have not realize these by now that Sabah lost its RIGHTs and Control over its own Territorial Waters then read on. Otherwise thank you for taking time to look at this pamphlets and talking to us. Read more of this post

PETRONAS, Putrajaya tiada Hak keatas Perairan Borneo


zainal1Kota Kinabalu: “Kerajaan Negeri Sabah di bawah kepimpinan Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Musa Haji Aman adalah tidak bertanggungjawab dalam mengendalikan isu Minyak” kata Setiausaha Agong Parti Kerjasama Rakyat Sabah (PAKAR) Zainnal Ajamain. Beliau mengulas mengenai tuntutan yang dibuat oleh Pemuda parti-parti komponen Barisan Nasional yang terdiri daripada PBS, PBRS dan UPKO Royalti, merekka menuntut Royalti minyak wajib dinaikkan daripada 5% sekarang kepada 20%. Jelas Beliau Pemuda komponen BN ini keliru dalam isu Minyak Sabah dan berpendapat mereka hanya boleh menuntut peningkatan peratusan, mereka tidak faham bahawa realitinya Kerajaan Sabah dan Sarawak sebenarnya pemilik perairan wilayah yang mengandungi minyak tersebut.

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Sabah dan Sarawak Bebas untuk meninggalkan Persekutuan


zainal4Isu pemisahan tidak dimasukkan dalam laporan IGC kerana “mana-mana Negeri secara sukarela memasuki persekutuan mempunyai hak intrinsik untuk menarik diri” Lord Lansdowne Chairman Inter-Government Committee (IGC)

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Memahami IGC dan Perjanjian Malaysia 1963


zainal1Masih terdapat kekeliruan di kalangan ahli akademik dan penyelidik profesional terutamanya mereka yang berasal dari Malaya ketika membuat kajian terhadap perspektif sejarah dan pembentukan Malaysia.  Ini jelas melibatkan tajuk yang luas dan tidak adil untuk kertas ini dapat menerangkan setiap perkara yang terlibat.  Oleh itu kertas ini akan cuba untuk menerangkan isu-isu asas yang berkaitan dan bertujuan mengurangkan kekeliruan diantara ahli akademik dan penyelidik khususnya yang datang dari Malaya.  Kertas kerja ini di harapkan dapat dijadikan asas perbincangan kepada pembentukan Malaysia.

Untuk memahami pembentukan Malaysia dengan lebih baik, Dokumen British di Akhir Empire, Siri B Jilid 8 – MALAYSIA disunting oleh AJ Stockwell adalah buku yang wajib dibaca untuk setiap penyelidik yang serius.  Selain buku ini laporan, rang undang-undang dan enakmen berikut juga mesti menjadi sebahagian daripada bahan-bahan penyelidikan.

  1. The Cobbold Commission Report 1962
  2. The Inter-Government Committee Report (IGC) 1963
  3. The Malaysia Agreement 1963
  4. The Malaysia Constitution both as a Bill in the Annex A of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 and the original version approved by Parliament.

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Anwar Ibrahim: Collateral Damage in Kajang Gambit


zainal1Quest for power is the driving force of history always has been and always will be.  Those who failed to recognize this principle are not spared in the grand chess game rather they are moved and manipulated by forces they do not understand.  From the perspective of those who dominated the board, it is obviously preferable to have a population of ignorant pawns than it is to have an array of opponents who is capable of mounting an effective resistance.  To this end it has always be in the interest of the ruling class to cultivate the illusion which will obscure the nature of the game.

We see the move into Kajang as one of this game which we shall call the Kajang Gambit – the endgame is obviously the control of Malaysia’s population for political power and it has nothing to do with the people’s welfare or their future.  On each side of this cleavage there exist reasons for the Kajang Gambit.  The unfortunate thing is that in this game it is not a question of two opposing forces facing each other.  There is another force which is invisible but equally potent in this game, a force that can reach deep into the country’s machinery and influence its outcome.  We shall call this force the Northern Faction.

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LIMITATIONS TO SUPREMACY OF MALAYSIA CONSTITUTION


zainal4The effort to deny Sabah and Sarawak rights permeates to all levels especially from those who come from Malaya. Chief Justice of Malaysia Tun Arifin bin Zakaria, in a book launching, “The Constitutional Rights of Sabah and Sarawak” which was written by a Sabah-based lawyer Sukumaran Venugopal of the Sabah Law Association said, “The Cobbold Commission Report which was published on August 1st, 1962 contains the unanimous conclusion that the Federation of Malaysia was in the best interest of Sabah and Sarawak”.

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Breaking the Mind Control in Malaysia, Sarawak Style


Jurucakap GANASThe government especially the BN/UMNO government has been involved in mind control experiments since Malaysia is formed.  Their forays into this activities can be seen from their attempt to distort history, which some are directly imposed upon the ignorant population through the education history curriculum especially in schools.  There are also other ways less obvious that they are doing through “subliminal stimuli” – using any sensory stimuli below individual threshold for conscious perception.  These have been scientifically proven and the techniques used extensively after the First World War especially in the United States and Europe.  For more detail review of these ideas please read Gustav La Bon, Edward Barney and Walter Lippmann.

As the result, these techniques become a tool that the authority in Malaysia has adopted to indoctrinate the population to conform to a certain ideas.  A very good example of this is in the use of subliminal stimuli on the general population to accept that Malaysia was established since 1957.

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Sawarak Defiance the implications for Sabah UMNO


zainal4Who cares when you or me shouted defiance at UMNO, but when a Chief Minister of a State whisper defiance the whole world take notice.  Defiance in the face of nature or such things is just a mere shouting match.  But defiance against the most powerful and long lasting political party such as UMNO in Malaysia now that is for the history books.  Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud rejection over UMNO and its brand of politics in Sarawak is something not to be trifle with.  To strengthen his defiance he had thrown the Malaysia Agreement 1963 to legitimize his claim.  Taib tough stand exposes Sabah government weaknesses and pathetic effort in defending Sabah “independent” rights as well.  Effectively Taib has drawn a clear dividing line between Sarawak and UMNO in Malaya, but what about UMNO in Sabah? Is Taib leaving his rear wide open? Read more of this post

Proxy Politics in Malaysia, How it affects Sabah and Sarawak


zainal4If we observe the politics in the United States we see that the same policy is carried out even when different actors sits in the White House.  We are observing the same type of politics being played in Malaysia.  It is not about a two party system, it is not king maker and it is not one country 2 systems.  It is about greed plain and simple and about who is controlling Malaysia’s wealth.  This is true especially when it comes from Malaya policies over Sabah and Sarawak.  How is this then being played out?

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The reason UMNO is Rejected by Sarawakians Part V


In Part III of this series which is continued in Part IV, I mention the following:

Rahman Dahlan Cakap Salah“Given the Kangkung Minister, the Kangkung professors and Kangkung little Napoleons sent to Sabah and Sarawak to find solutions to the impasse – obviously you will get Kangkung results.  No one from Malaya is qualified to resolve the issue in Sabah and Sarawak – including Idris Jala, Wan Junaidi, Anifah Aman, Rahman Dahlan or Shafie Apdal.  As far as the people in Sabah and Sarawak are concern those Sabahans and Sarawakians from Kuala Lumpur are tainted with Malaya disease.  Except for Sarawak, there are no leaders in Sabah who is acceptable as well to the people.”

In Part IV I refute the argument made by a Constitution Expert a former Law Professor from the International Islamic University who claims that Sabah and Sarawak cannot leave Malaysia because of Article 2 of the Malaysia Constitution.  Today I have no choice but to rebut a statement made by the Minister who asserts that talking about seceding from Malaysia is seditious under the Malaysia law and that Sabah and Sarawak cannot secede from Malaysia.  I think all these people just want to best each other as to how ridiculous they can get compared to the other. Read more of this post

The reason UMNO is Rejected by Sarawakians Part IV


In Part III of this series, I mentioned the following:

“Given the Kangkung Minister, the Kangkung professors and Kangkung little Napoleons sent to Sabah and Sarawak to find solutions to the impasse – obviously you will get Kangkung results.  No one from Malaya is qualified to resolve the issue in Sabah and Sarawak – including Idris Jala, Wan Junaidi, Anifah Aman, Rahman Dahlan or Shafie Apdal.  As far as the people in Sabah and Sarawak are concern those Sabahans and Sarawakians from Kuala Lumpur are tainted with Malaya disease.  Except for Sarawak, there are no leaders in Sabah who is acceptable as well to the people.”

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The reason UMNO is Rejected by Sarawakians Part III


zainal1The majority of Sabahans and Sarawakians that was born in late 80’s and early 90’s are aware of the unwritten history of Sabah and Sarawak.  Thanks to the tireless efforts of mostly faceless and nameless Sabah and Sarawakian nationalist who has been scouring and digging through the historical and colonial archives from Kota Kinabalu and Kucing to London.

I believe these nationalist have complete records of data the formation of Malaysia than all the university history professors in Malaysia combined.  These papers also include secret correspondences, private letters and memoirs written by those who have worked and stayed in Sabah and Sarawak during those periods.  They manage not just to understand the National narratives but also to look at the emotions and conscience of the people at that time.

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The reason UMNO is Rejected by Sarawakians Part II


zainal1Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud set the “benchmark” to paraphrase Dr Jeffrey Kitingan for the brave stand made by Pehin Sri to reject UMNO from Sarawak and to uphold the Malaysia Agreement 1963.  Within days of the announcement political players, observers and analysts knew a historic moment occurs in the Borneo States which may have wider and deep implications to present and future Sabahans and Sarawakians.  The call reverberates throughout the Borneo States, the Sarawakians now confident of their stand in this matter and the Sabahans now feels there is after all a light at the end of the tunnel.

Apart from Dr Jeffrey Kitingan who asserts that Taib’s parting words has set a benchmark for Sabah leaders as well.  Sarawak clear message to Kuala Lumpur that it is rejecting UMNO from entering Sarawak according to Jeffrey is because UMNO Baru is not the old UMNO of Tunku Abdul Rahman’s days.  The virtues, principles, benevolence of the past leaders do no longer exist in the leadership today.  DAP Tawau ,Sri Tanjung YB Chan Foong Hing says that Sarawak has Sabah to which they can use as an example of UMNO presence.  This according to him has achieve nothing apart from the huge influx of illegal immigrants diluting the local population and be given the derogatory name of fixed-deposit by the Barisan Nasional (BN) leaderships.

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The reason UMNO is Rejected by Sarawakians Part I


zainal1Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud is stepping down as the Chief Minister of Sarawak after holding the reign for 33 long years, much longer than Mahathir Mohammad as the Prime Minister of Malaysia by more than a decade.  His length as the Chief Minister speaks volume of the politician who stayed in office longer than any other leaders in Malaysia.

In his speech to the Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Supreme Council Pehin Sri requires two prerequisites for his coming successor.  Firstly, United Malay National Organisation (UMNO) shall not be allowed to enter Sarawak simply because Pehin Sri acknowledges that there are vast differences between the people in Sarawak and those from Malaya.  Secondly, his successor must maintain the rights of Sarawak when forming Malaysia which is based on “the Malaysia Agreement 1963, nothing more, nothing less”, these two fundamentals turn Malaysia politics on its head and may have a far wider and in-depth consequences.

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The Kajang Gambit: A view from Sabah


By Zainnal Ajamain

zainal1Quest for power is the driving force of history always has been and always will be.  Those who failed to recognize this principle are not spared in the grand chess game rather they are moved and manipulated by forces they do not understand.  From the perspective of those who dominated the board, it is obviously preferable to have a population of ignorant pawns than it is to have an array of opponents who is capable of mounting an effective resistance.  To this end it has always be in the interest of the ruling class to cultivate the illusion which will obscure the nature of the game.

We see the move into Kajang as one of this game, we see the move as the Kajang Gambit – the endgame is obviously the control of Malaysia’s population for political power and it has nothing to do with the people’s welfare or their future.  On each side of this cleavage there exist reasons for the Kajang Gambit.

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Najib is Clueless and providing wrong prescriptions to Malaysia


zainal1Kankung that you can easily pick-up by the roadside specifically along the monsoon drain was used as the comparison to explain the concept of supply and demand clearly reflects the desperation as well as the limited depth of his knowledge about economics.  This begs the question is Najib capable to steer Malaysia from sinking further into the uncertain global economy.  Obviously, he is not the man on the helm.

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Bajet Negeri Sabah 2014: Satu Pandangan


zainal1Respond Bajet Negeri Sabah yang telah di bentangkan oleh YAB Ketua Menteri Sabah bertemakan “MENJAMIN KESINAMBUNGAN KESEJAHTERAAN RAKYAT”.  Namun sejak dari tahun 1976 lagi ekonomi Sabah menurun di sebabkan oleh pengambilan Petroleum dan Gas, perlaksanan dasar Kabotaj oleh Kuala Lumpur, kesejahteraaan rakyat Sabah sudah terjejas ini bererti Bajet Negeri Sabah yang dibentangkan oleh YAB Ketua Menteri ialah khusus untuk “MENJAMIN KESINAMBUNGAN MENJEJAS KESEJAHTERAAN RAKYAT”.  YAB Ketua Menteri cuba untuk mengaburi mata rakyat dengan menggunakan asas sejarah ekonomi negeri Sabah sejak 50 tahun yang lalu.  Namun perbandingan ini tidak menunjukkan kebangaan pencapaian dan prestasi ekonomi negeri Sabah malah perbandingan dibuat melalui pandangan yang cetek dan pemikiran yang tumpul.

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Sabah Economist calls to Musa to stop Fantasizing


zainal1Kota Kinabalu: “Please stop blaming the people in Sabah for the economic malaise, it is not because the people in Sabah do not have “determination”, it is because the weakness of the economic structure that puts people in Sabah in a state of hopelessness” said Sabah economist Zainnal Ajamain responding to the statements made by the Chief Minister of Sabah Datuk Sri Panglima Musa Haji Aman and Datuk Wong Peng Tau, the Chairman of the newly rename Federation of Sabah Industries.

Zainnal said sometimes it is good to fantasies; it is therapeutic in small doses but to do it often however, can become a sickness and can make leaders unable to differentiate between their fantasy and people’s reality.  Using Dubai as a development model is good but the reality may give insult to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum instead of flattering him. Read more of this post

Colonising Sabah Part 1


If colonisation means to wipe out or displace the indigenous population of that particular state or place then Sabah is in a very precarious position.  The Spaniards and Portuguese did it in South America and the Native Americans were forced to defend themselves from the stampede of European intrusion.  In North America the Europeans brought with them diseases of both mind and body, the consequence of which the population of the Native Americans nearly disappeared from the face of this earth. The British called their exploitation “expedition”, of course with the intention of colonizing. When the British came to Borneo they were no different to the other colonizers as they manipulated the local population into submission with the pretext of “just” being an advisor to the local leader.  Little did we know then because as soon as we know we were calling them “Tuan”…here in our own home! Yes. We called them TUAN without hesitation. Today we have a new TUAN and in the same breath we call our local leader “Yang Berhormat”…sigh!!

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BERSIH RALLY 2.0 – A CASE OF COMMON SENSE GONE WRONG


I do not understand people’s obsession on taking sides.  They see you either as a BN supporter or with the “other” side and in this case with Bersih!  It’s so childish it reminds me of the days when as a child we must either choose “this” friend or “that” friend to play with because they are not talking to each other!!  As for the current political issue with regard to Bersih, I am not supporting any sides of the political divide.  I am not here to question the “neutrality” of the organizer of the campaign either.  However I do detest when people are encouraged to be out on the streets be it in small group or in a grand scale in the pretext of justice and in this instance “clean and fair election”.  I do support reason and the sense of responsibility though.

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KDM & EDUCATION, and the POVERTY BONDAGE


“My niece had always wanted to become a teacher.  She applied for a teaching course (through the internet) to the Education Department but sadly she was rejected.  She heard about a teacher (course) interview in Kemabong (especially for those applicants with no access to the internet), so I took her there.  There were 800 applicants present and it took the whole day for the interviews to conclude.  Again, my niece was rejected for the position although appeals can be made to the Education Department office in Kota Kinabalu.  I made the appeal on behalf of my niece.  There were already 300 appeals coming all the way from Tawau and Semporna but we have to wait another week before any answers can be given.  I heard a similar story from a friend in Nabawan with 1,200 applicants. ”  lamented a very good friend to me recently.

So why is this happening?  Why do Sabahans have to beg to be teachers in their own home?  Are we not good enough?  Kami ini second class citizen kah?  Why do we depend so much on Malaya to send teachers here to teach our own children?  Why?  Is there a hidden agenda that we Sabahans missed?

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