Thursday, September 05, 2013

LDP crisis

The former president of LDP,Datuk Chong Kah Kiat was urged by members from Kudat to come out as mediator to resolve the power struggle within the party.

But Datuk is adopting a wait and see attitude. If he sides with the rebellion, he would be accused of being "矛盾“ because the incumbent is using the party constitution to back his current action of sacking 20+ supreme council members. The party constitution has vested upon the president the power to sack any party member he sees fit, overriding even the supreme council with the backing of the presidential council.This ultimate power for the president came about through the very hand of Datuk Chong when he won a similar power struggle in the party against Kong Hon Min in the 1990s.He amended the party constitution to protect his position from future challenges. If he spoke against Datuk VK Liew, he will be slapping his own face.

On the other hand, if he sides with the incumbent, he will be going against the grass root members. Moreover, it is obvious that the rebellion has the blessing of outside forces.

Therefore Datuk Chong remains impartial.

Friday, August 30, 2013

LDP is experiencing an earthquake

The tremour did not happen in that link between 1U and IOI in KL namely Lebuhraya-Damansara-Puchung (LDP).
It happened in that tiny party in Kudat namely Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).
The party chairman is facing the challenge for the top post in the party from the deputy chairman in partnership with the secretary-general, with the huha-huha from 20+ members of the party's supreme council.
The outcome of the power struggle depends very very much on the stance taken by the Chief Minister, it depends on where his nose is pointing.When he sneezes, whoever got blown away to the foothills of Mt. Kinabalu will of course lose and will disappear from the Sabah political scene for good.
Let's wait a few days or weeks to see the result.Be sure to check back, I will blog about it, should be interesting!

Hiew King Cheu resigned as Sabah DAP Advisor

After toiling hard for more than 10 years to revive DAP Sabah, Dr Hiew King Cheu had resigned from the position of Advisor to DAP Sabah. He built DAP Sabah from the ground up, from zero Assemblyman and Member of Parliament to 4 now. But someone else reaped the fruit!
According to Dr Hiew,his reason for quitting the post was due to 4 of his colleagues, who are also State Assemblymen, complained to the disciplinary board and urged actions to be taken against him. They wanted him to support Tamparuli assemblyman Datuk Wilfred Bumburing for the post of state opposition leader in June, but he supported PKR’s Datuk Lajim Ukin instead.
Dr Hiew has been the Sabah DAP chairman for the past 10 years,but was ousted by Jimmy Wong with the help of a group of young leaders in the 2012 party election. Ironically, Jimmy Wong has been a long time lone ranger, performing street protests by himself all these years. It was Dr Hiew who brought him into the fold of DAP, only to be pulled down by him later! Typical examples of "引狼入室" and "Bagai kacang lupakan kulit".Apparently Sabah DAP is going through a process of purging seasoned leaders.
Prior to ganging up on Dr Hiew, the young Turks in the party had edged former party vice chairman,Edward Ewol Mujie, out of the party on the eve of the 2013 general election. Obviously it was a big mistake for Dr Hiew to stand on the sideline to let Edward fight on his own. Now it is his turn. He should have joined force with Edward to fight the young Turks. Well, it is too late now.
It hurts one's heart to look at Dr Hiew's grey and receding hair line and his white beard. Time and the job has certainly taken its toll on this man. But sooner or later he has to leave the party he nurtured back to life from near defunct and not enjoy the fruits. Compare the above picture of him when he was younger.If ever he leaves, look up to Lee Lam Thye for directions. Lee was another unhappy leader who left DAP many years back. He did not join BN, but he is able to play a useful role in the social arena.Way to go Dr Hiew, Sabah version of Lee Lam Thye!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Are the services provided by the Sabah State Railway necessary?

On 13 July 2013 at 8:00am a train after leaving Tanjung Aru, heading towards Papar and Beaufort had one of its wheel dislodged from the railway track near Kampung Kawang.Fortunately the 80 passengers on board were not hurt.
According to the Sabah State Railway Department Operation Officer,Awang Zainudin Awang Matusin,"It is not due to lack of maintenance but due to a problematic stretch that cause the wheel to be dislodged. It is like that." Whatever he meant?
Not long ago another mishap involving the railway system when a car driven by a Hong Kong tourist was slammed by a train, the driver was killed.
This raised a question,whether it would be better for the Sabahans life safety to discontinue the Sabah railway system?
The train only carry passengers between Tg Aru and Beaufort twice a day.The loads are minimal, for instant there were only 80 passengers when the incident happened. Two buses would be enough to carry these numbers of passengers already.Beaufort can be reached by buses and taxi conveniently on tarred roads nowadays,no need to travel by train.
Compared with West Malaysia, where the loads are very heavy, comprising heavy goods and huge numbers of passengers, they have fewer mishaps.They have train services day and night with short intervals but seldom have accidents. Sabah Railway Department really have to learn from them, or simply scrap the service, for the sake of ordinary people's safety.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Leader of Sulu terrorist group,Azizmuddie Kiram,fled Lahad Datu

The Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar announced that Azizmuddie Kiram, the leader of the 200 Sulu Terrorists who intruded into Lahad Datu on 12 February 2013,has fled Sabah abandoning his followers to fend for themselves.Azizmuddie is also the younger brother of the Manila based so-called Sulu Sultan.Note that there are currently 11 persons claiming to be the lawful Sulu Sultan. Very confusing. At the beginning,the Malaysian government were trying to persuade the armed group to leave peacefully,thinking that since both sides are Muslims it is better to settle it this way. However,things turned out not to be this way, you consider them as "brothers" but they consider you as "enemies".
On 1 March,a gun-battle broke out between the two sides,2 Malaysian policemen and 12 Sulu terrorists were killed. The very next day a Malaysian police patrol was ambushed by a band of Sulu terrorists at a coastal village near Semporna also on the east coast of Sabah.This time 6 police men and 6 Sulu terrorists were killed. Further more,19 Malaysian police personnel were pinned down by the Sulu terrorists and had to be rescued by reinforcement from the armed forces. Under public pressure,the government has no choice but to take drastic actions, by launching air strikes followed by sending in armored vehicles with soldiers to break the armed group on 5 March.This was followed up with the police clean up operations, searching for the terrorists door-to-door. Up till today (15 March),61 Sulu terrorists were killed,97 persons were arrested under SOSMA,another 233 persons were arrested for entering the "Red Areas" illegally.Whereas 10 police and armed forces personnel were killed.Operations are continued to clean up any remains of the terrorists.
The reason given by the armed group is to claim Sabah as their land,as Sabah was once gifted to the Sulu Sultanate by the Brunei Sultanate until it was leased to the British between 19 April 1851 and 26 June 1946,and they ignored the fact that it was later passed over to the newly formed Malaysia on 1963.
What puzzled me is that why didn't they claim the Sulu Islands which bear the same name as the Sultanate? If they take over Sabah,what will happen to the Sabahans not of Sulu origin? Are they going to be driven out of Sabah, or they will have to call themselves Sulus also?
It is estimated that there are around 800,000 Sulus living in Sabah, some illegally while some have obtained Malaysian citizenship.This fact has worried many Sabahans and I had blogged about it few years back.Sabah,or the whole nation for that matter, is like a person being infected by HIV virus.The virus are the Sulus in our mist, that is why it was so difficult to clean up the remains of the terrorists,why our forces being ambushed so easily and why Azizmuddie Karim can slip through the cordon put up by our armed forces.The simple reason is because they are aided by the HIV virus hiding in our nation's system!
There are also NGOs from overseas and within Malaysia which demand to be allowed into the battle zones to care for the terrorists on humanitarian grounds.What numb skulls filled with straw! What we are dealing with here are not human, they are animals.Our men were killed by them in non human ways. Moreover, it is common sense that no people are supposed to enter these zones for security purposes, why must they insist on going inside? They want to upset the armed forces' plans? Or they intend to allow themselves to be taken hostages on purpose? Now that the leader has escaped, will they still vow to fight to the last bullet?

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Sabah BN has won the 13th General Election.

The main opposition parties in Sabah namely,PKR,PAS,DAP and SAPP failed to meet in a recent forum to discuss the possibility of coming to an agreement in order to face the BN one-on-one in the coming 13th General Election.
Barring any unexpected event, the Sabah BN has already won the 13th General Election even before it is started.
The only chance for the Opposition to win the election is to avoid to engage in the multi-corners tussle. Otherwise the opposition's votes will be split(divided,shared,separated,unconsolidated,diluted), and the BN will stand to gain form it huge. It is simple maths and does not need a rocket scientist to understand it.
Yet the leaders of the Opposition parties refuse to see this obvious fact. Every one of them solely relies on the unreliable ill-supported information from their followers and feels that he has all the supports of the Sabahans and does not need the co-operation of anyone.Their ego are boosted so high by their followers harping on certain victory and intend to adopt the "winner takes all" mentality.
I feel sorry for these people, I also feel sorry for the Sabahans who can't hope to see a strong Opposition front in the near future.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Happy Harvest Festival

To all KDM friends, Happy Harvest Festival!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

A RM430 Million bridge linking Semporna and Pulau BumBum

Former Chief Minister of Sabah, Tan Sri Harris Salleh criticized the Federal Government for planning to build a bridge linking Semporna and Pulau Bum Bum.The estimated costs will amount to RM340 millions.He said it would be a waste of money .I tend to agree with him on this.
This is the most puzzling decision in recent years.What is there on the Pulau Bum Bum? Except for some Sea Bajau fishermen and some accommodations for scuba divers to spend the night before being ferried to Sipadan Island, there is no other economy activities there.
Whereas in the case of Johor Causeway and the Penang Bridge their existence are justified by the active economy activities on both sides and hence the resultant heavy traffic using the bridge/causeway.But there are only the small population about 2000 on the island, do they need the bridge? If the traffic is so heavy the island may not be big enough to hold all the light and heavy vehicles!
The reason given by the government is to promote tourism.How many tourists will be attracted by this bridge every year? How many years will it take to recoup back the investment, not to mention the maintenance costs of the bridge.
Moreover, maybe the tourists prefer a boat ride instead of a bus ride, because it will add excitement to their journey. Think about it.