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Does S’wak’s future lie with Malaysia?


Does S’wak’s future lie with Malaysia?

by Dr John Brian Anthony | Jul 3, 08 4:10pm Malaysiakini

Looking at the physical development of Sarawak, it lacks so many things even the most basic needs – roads, water, electricity, education and health. Why are we still so dependent on river transport? Why are Sarawak trunk roads in such poor condition and lack proper facilities for drivers?

Why is clean drinking water so difficult to get and there is still no electricity for dwelling places that are located in some urban areas and most sub-urban areas. Where is the money from our timber? Has it gone into the pockets of elite businessmen and corrupted politicians and civil service officers?

A timber tug boat operator now owns one of the largest timber companies and has hundreds and thousands of acres of plantation land – how can that be? It can be when the chief politician makes it so. In the process, the people of Sarawak are deprived of their wealth generated from the valuable tropical trees that the natives have held so dear to their heart.

The jungle is the major provider of their needs. For the rich man, he sent in gangsters to his estates to subdue any Dayak from making complaints and demanding for a better living standard. The Dayak got the wrong end of the stick in all cases.

Money from oil? Many are asking what has happened to the money we get from the oil royalty? We are now suffering from an oil price hike so when did we enjoy the money from our oil then? The price of gas cylinders for cooking is reaching $180 per tank in rural Sarawak. The natives cannot understand such products that are produced in Bintulu – from Sarawak’s gas field – are priced that high.

The West Malaysians are paying much less and they are the ones that have no gas when we take the Terengganu equation out.

Why are we not seeing good schools and good health care for Sarawak’s rural folks? The ‘Flying Doctor’ service is still too limited while billions worth of hospitals are built in West Malaysia – not one but many. In Sarawak, the Sarawak General Hospital was built maybe four decades ago. Do we have a new one – the answer is ‘no’.

We do have new expensive private hospitals though the poor rural folks have no chance of using them as they don’t have the money.

Money from hydro-dams? The Batang Ai hydro dam has forced the relocation of people living in the area. There is no land to expand their farming activity and the Sarawak Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority (Salcra) provides only minimum wages for their work in the plantations and a low return for their shares in Salcra. The government has shortchanged the people.

The same government headed by the same person after 30 plus years is ignoring the plight of the poor people in Lubuk Antu. You just need to go to Lubuk Antu – what major economic activities have been implemented there? The answer is none as the government’s idea of helping the poor is by not training them to have skills and knowledge to better themselves.

Some Dayak leaders are there to ensure that the Dayaks do not progress and are therefor easier to control for political gain.

Is electricity made available to the longhouses and villages in nearby areas? The answer is ‘no’.

The Bakun dam is near completion. Is it going to benefit Sarawak poor – the answer is ‘no’. It will feed the richer West Malaysian states and provide power to their industries.

Why don’t they relocate their industries to Sarawak? Because it is too expensive and Sarawak lacks basic infrastructure, it lacks skilled workers, it has limited port facilities, a poor transport system, it lacks towns that can provide comforts for the employees, etc.

This goes to show that the rich grab the poor man’s resources but are not paying for such resources in the correct manner. Otherwise why are the poor getting poorer? Why should we still stay with Malaysia?

Money from palm oil? Where is the money earned from plantations? We all know that the biggest plantation companies are from West Malaysia and Umno-linked companies. Just go to their offices and the senior management teams and managers are West Malaysians. The field supervisors and labourers are local Sarawakians – we can’t help but feel ‘colonised’ and made second-class citizen of Malaysia.

Our prime land is taken to feed West Malaysians. We feel very disappointed and hurt by this attitude. It is time for Sarawakians to think about leaving Malaysia. Leaving Malaysia – why?

Sarawak has not received what is due to them.

Sarawak has been sidelined and ignored – no senior positions in the federal civil service, no senior members in the police and army, no important positions in the cabinet. The Sarawak bumiputera is a ‘fourth class’ citizen, behind the major races in West Malaysia.

We didn’t join Malaysia to only learn to speak Bahasa Malaysia and have Islam as our official religion. We did not join Malaysia to champion ‘Ketuanan Melayu’ and be made used of by Umno elitists to further strengthen their grip on political power and wealth.

We want justice, we want equality, we want respect and we want dignity in our lives. We do not need to bow, kneel and plead for what is rightly ours. We want our own money to develop ourselves and be able to live a better life.

From this frustration with the BN government under Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, we are even thinking of leaving Malaysia. It has brought us untold misery and frustration with its poor leadership and poor planning accorded to Sarawak.

Furthermore, why has the federal government not approved the Dayak community’s wish to form their own political party known as the Malaysian Dayak Congress? They should ensure that the races are represented by political organisations of their choice.

We want to have our political freedom of choice and association. We do not want to feel that there is ethnic genocide in Sarawak too. Sarawak for Sarawakians.

It is the very policy and structure of BN government that is causing Sarawak to lag behind so far from the rest of Malaysia. The Sarawak leader can shout nonsense that the Dayaks are equal to the rest of the Malaysian population etc because he wants to feel good about himself – he who has overstayed his welcome and value.

He has made certain elites in the community rich beyond their wildest dreams. Have these elitists helped Sarawak’s poor – the answer is still ‘no’

As much as I agree with most of the points by the writer, I have my reservations on  the suggestion of ”Sarawak Independence’.  We are fast to blame West Malaysians and Malaysian government on the shortcomings in Sarawak, as the writer put it ‘untold misery and frustration with its poor leadership and poor planning accorded to Sarawak’.

Sorry but I do not agree with that. The very reason Sarawak is still lagging behind is the people themselves. If we should blame anyone, we should point at the leaders and the people that give the mandate to stay in power, which is you and me. These leaders were elected to serve people in Sarawak in their capacity as the  State Government and they are entrusted with responsibilities to ‘make deals’ with the Federal Government on behalf of the people and they should make the best deal for us. Did they??

The writer said, ‘Sarawak has not received what is due to them’. Are we sure Sarawak leaders do their job asking for what is due for Sarawak? Well, since they are the broker between the people and the Federal Government, they should do the their job and if they are not, why people in Sarawak keep giving the mandate in each and every election? If they are not putting people’s interest first they should not be there in the first place, after making so much promises. Many Sarawak leaders are like aging warlords, they have been there for decades!! They keep making promises year in and out but what we get so far?

Independence? Leave Malaysia? So this beautiful state will stay under ‘the reigning Sarawak leader’ for another decade until he is 6ft under and his cronies continue his ‘legacy’? Oh that sounds very wonderful! Great move, don’t you think? If this Malaysian Government is corrupt, practicing nepotism, cronyism, Sarawak Government is very much part of the chain because last General Election, Sarawak ‘donated’  30 parliamentary seats to the current ruling party – BN, out of total 31 parliamentary seats in Sarawak. That is a whooping 21.43% of the total 140 seats in the parliament for the current government.

When political tsunami flooded most the BN seats in Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak still very much trapped in its ‘comfort zone’, choosing BN as their one and only choice. Many asked the question “What happened in Sarawak?” After all, if peninsular voters can dump the BN, why didn’t Sarawakians follow suit? Again, Sarawak is not peninsular. Despite such ‘bullying’, ‘bluffing’ and ‘bribing’ prior to the general election, Sarawakians still happily voted for BN, and any argument against their choice is always – politics in Sarawak is different, do not compare with Peninsular Malaysia.

Sarawakians do not mind to vote for these leaders despite their underhand tactics:

Bullying

While campaigning in Bintangor, Taib Mahmud urged voters to support the BN and to never disassociate themselves from the mainstream development agenda. He also warned Chinese voters of ‘grave consequences’ if SUPP lost further support (ET, BP, SC, SH, US, 1 March). His deputy, Alfred Jabu was equally blunt and told voters inclined to support the opposition ‘to think twice, if they wanted continuous development from the government’ (US, 2 March).

Echoing this intimidating sentiment, the Sibu SUPP strongman and BN candidate for Lanang, Tiong Thai King, noted pointedly that the annual federal government development allocation to Robert Lau, the BN candidate for Sibu, and himself was RM10 million. In the event they lost the election, Tiong said this RM10 million would be switched to other places (IT, 6 March).

Another SUPP heavyweight Wong Soon Koh noted the same. He suggested the federal government’s Ninth Malaysia Plan allocation of RM400 million meant for flood mitigation measures in Sibu would be diverted if the two BN candidates in Sibu failed to get re-elected (ET, BP, 5 March).

So too George Chan, Deputy Chief Minister and SUPP party president opined that all constituencies that voted in opposition candidates in 2006 had seen their annual development allocations postponed indefinitely or cancelled (IT, 7 March).

Parroting the SUPP bigwigs, small-fry Tan Joo Phoi, the Batu Kawa BN state assembly member, told Chinese voters that they ‘should appreciate what they have now, and continue to support SUPP’ so that society remained in a state of peace and prosperity (SH, 29 February). In a subsequent speech, he went further and noted that if the Chinese were marginalised politically, they would end up like ‘the Chinese in Indonesia’ (SH, 2 March).

Bluffing

Apart from bullying tactics, the BN also unashamedly bluffed their way – often via racist arguments – through the election campaign.

George Chan told Miri voters that if the SUPP Miri candidate lost, Sarawak Chinese would likely also lose their only Chinese federal minister to voice their Chinese views (IT, 26 February). A SUPP letter to the editor also noted that without Chinese representation in the BN, the Chinese would effectively ‘lose their rights’ (SC, 26 February).

Robert Lau, the SUPP candidate for Sibu, urged hawkers to support SUPP as the Chinese comprised a mere 30 per cent of the state’s population. According to Robert, any SUPP loss would possibly see the emergence of a Malay mayor for the city. And what if the Mayor apportioned licenses according to ethnic ratios? If that happened, Robert opined that nobody could help the Chinese hawkers, not even the opposition (SH, 3 March).

In a speech supporting Dr Tiki Lafe, the BN candidate for Mas Gading, Peter Nansian (the Tasik Biru BN state assembly member) said that unlike the BN, the opposition was only a hindrance to development (ET, 26 February).

Taib Mahmud also played the bluff game when he told voters not to believe the opposition party’s manifesto call to ‘change the government’ since ‘opposition parties cannot guarantee the future of the people and the country’ (US, 6 March).

But the biggest bluff of all was played by the Borneo Post (6 March) when it ran page upon page of seemingly superlative news about how well the Malaysian economy performed under the BN in an election supplement. written by hacks using questionable data supplied by the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department, which was paid for by a ‘mysterious’ source!

But bluff was not enough. So, the BN also resorted to outright bribery.

Bribing


As in previous elections, two types of bribery were rampant during this election.

The first was development handouts by the BN in exchange for votes. Bribes in anything but name, infrastructure projects worth a total of about RM1.622 billion (yes, billion!) were declared open and promised to the electorate by nearly all the Sarawak BN leaders and candidates throughout the campaign period. Note that this is only the reported figure! Many other infrastructure projects were launched as well but the value of these development bribes was not reported.

The BN also gave away about RM1.985 million (but likely more) in cash under the guise of development grants – just to show voters how thoughtful they were, even as they bought their votes.

Land compensation payments amounting to millions and hundreds of land leases were renewed while hundreds of other new land titles were also distributed during the campaign period.

Note also that all these figures do not include all other infrastructure projects launched and cash handouts given after polling day of which there was also a substantial amount, including one personal pledge/donation of RM100,000 by BN MP Tiong King Sing to SM Kai Dee in Bintulu (BP, 17 March).

Then, there was the more shady practice of alleged vote-buying via straight-forward but clandestine cash handouts. The DAP candidate for Kuching, Chong Chen Jien made a police report alleging that SUPP had carried out vote-buying in the constituency. This was vehemently denied by the BN candidate Alan Sim.

Then, Philip Tukok, a supporter of the independent candidate for Sri Aman, alleged that he and two others had been offered a RM10 bribe by BN agents at approximately 8.00 pm on 7 March, the eve of polling, at Rumah Kion, Tanjung Bijat, Sri Aman (Malaysiakini, 13 March).

Wong Ho Leng, the DAP candidate for Lanang, also alleged in his blog that postal votes seemed to be for sale in his constituency a few days before polling day (Wong Ho Leng, 10 March).

An independent candidate, Wong Hua She, attributed his loss to ‘money politics’ especially in Bintangor (SH, 11 March).

Considering the election results for Bukit Begunan in the 1996 state election was voided by the Election Court on account of unashamed electoral bribery by BN campaign agents, such anecdotal allegations carry more than a whiff of authenticity about them.

(Source: Aliran)

Of course, apart from the all these factors, BN won hands down because Sarawakians did not have much confidence in the alternative, thanks to immature and lame opposition antics during the election. The combined DAP-PKR opposition in Sarawak was pathetic due to their inability to present themselves as an intelligent, strategic and ultimately viable alternative to the BN.

Bickering by Opposition also helped BN

Instead of organising a mature and thoughtful campaign against the BN, both PKR and DAP bickered over seats and attacked each other throughout, thus sabotaging their respective campaigns. Their intense bickering in the public realm which was most evident in the Chinese press disgusted voters.

Thus, despite the best efforts of the national PKR-DAP leadership to get the state-level PKR and DAP to present a united front against the BN, the local PKR-DAP ayam jantan leaders were unable to see the big picture. Instead, they chose to display their stupidity and vacuously super-inflated egos in miserable tit-for-tat attempts to score insignificant points against each other. Consequently, disgusted voters either voted for the BN or refrained from voting.

Small wonder the BN laughed and romped all the way home with 30 seats. And they will win again in the forthcoming state elections due by 2011 if these so-called ‘champions of the people’ in PKR-DAP do not get their act together.

Sarawak is what Sarawakians want it to be. How many of us Sarawakians working outside the state even bother to tell our friends and families in Sarawak the truth? Heck, for many politics is a dirty word. Let it be known that politics has a long hand. It touches every single thing in your life whether you aware or not. Your fix deposit in the bank interest rate, your housing loan, your salary, your economy rice price, your business… Oh, your government just told you to CHANGE YOUR LIFESTYLE.. so, definitely you are affected.

It is simplistic to think getting Sarawak out of Malaysia will solve all the problem, but at least that is a start. The very idea of it, the reasons behind the birth of the idea make you realise after so long, we are still so far behind compared to our friends in Peninsular Malaysia despite our vast resources. This jolted us from our slumber sleep when Sarawak leaders are busy playing golf, flying in their private helicopters and counting profits from their ‘mis-venture’ in oil plantation companies, oil and gas companies and other lucrative projects.

The Flaccid Mind says: WE WRITE OUR OWN DESTINY.:arrow:

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28 Responses to “Does S’wak’s future lie with Malaysia?”

  1. nono wrote on Jul 10, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    I’d would be happy if Sarawak quit from Malaysia. If it is possible la… I am very serious.

    In Sarawak we have a lot of resources to build up ourselves. Apa takut…? All these while, our resources dah banyak Penisular pakai. They kaya2 pun because of us! Tapi cuba tengok Sarawak… Kesian 🙁 But prolly we have less qualified people to be our leader.

    And when I was in Miri I asked my father does the increase of oil price really affect people in Miri. And my father told me for those who live in bandar prolly not really affected.. But those in pedalaman yang hidup susah prolly terasa cus most of them guna generator untuk dapat electricity… Kesian my people in Miri. They live in the birthplace of Sarawak’s and Malaysia’s petroleum industry, tapi hidup susah. SHIT to those people yang menganiaya my brothers and sisters in Sarawak!

    Yes, I am very ke-sarawakian-an. Sbb pernah ada kisah sik best dgn Penisular people. When Miri was declared as bandaraya last time, I heard a lot of ugly voices from Penisular people. Jadi bandaraya pun nak bising ka?

    Babi la…

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  2. clement wrote on Jul 10, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    sarawak was never independent at the first place…. so should sarawak celebrate hari kemerdekaan at all?… i see my good fren there…. ting pek king…. ha ha

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  3. bongkersz wrote on Jul 10, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Mun orang Sarawak mok keluar dari Malaysia, first, sidaknya mesti paham apa yang menyebabkan walaupun Sarawak banyak resources tapi masih mundur. Setakat keluar Malaysia jak sik akan abis cita kedak ya jak. Sarawak patut ada power nya kedirik, nei pergi semua menteri-menteri Sarawak?? Apa dipolah sidaknya? Kedak Sabah, pemimpin dak nya bisin bisin, baruklah ada ‘sagu hati’ diberik ngan sidak nya.

    Selagi ‘Atuk Uban’ ya agik di sia, selagi ya lah Sarawak kedak tok.. mundur. Sigek gik, orang Sarawak cepat puas ati.. sik pande mok pikir. Sik patut menar lah dengan hasil kekayaan Sarawak, sik dapat dibangunkan negri tok. Menar lah, orang bandar sik gago gilak.. orang kampung? Pake generator.. Tapi sidak orang kampung tok juaklah nok bodo pergi pangkah dacing ya mun dah diberik beris 2 guni, duit 100-200, cukup kah di pake 5 taun? :vangry: Orang datang melawat kampung.. rumah panjang gembira ati.. nang paloi lah.. senang alu kenak bulak..

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  4. bongkersz wrote on Jul 10, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    ting pek khing is your friend? hahaha! hey, where’s the tar college he promised?? faster ask your friend to honor his promise. sneaky goat..

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  5. clement wrote on Jul 10, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    if not mistaken i drive down… they said that waiting for soil to set…. ha ha, but land cleared liao

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  6. bongkersz wrote on Jul 10, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    niamah.. i heard this kind of thing also when they want to construct durin bridge.. after 10 years only see the piles only.. before they couldn’t delay anymore and decided to do it for real.. and lanang bridge already up and running when they still constructing.

    what soil to set? hammer in more piles lah! he’s one rich bugger donates la more piles..

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  7. angeles wrote on Jul 10, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    So hor.. will you go back to Sarawak lepas pencen?

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  8. clement wrote on Jul 10, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    donating is the last thing sarawakian like to do

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  9. Luk wrote on Jul 10, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    “100-200, cukup kah di pake 5 taun? :vangry: Orang datang melawat kampung.. rumah panjang gembira ati.. nang paloi lah.. senang alu kenak bulak..”

    Bong my good friend, sepanjang PRU-12, pancing undi dengan 100-200 hanya berlaku di SEMENANJUNG MALAYSIA!! this is UMNO tactics. With 100 easily can beli voters…
    (aku terlibat di negeri perak, tganu, sabah)(sabah=senang jak beli negeri tok) Banyak dah blog and comment people talking about sarawak mesti padah orang sarawak tok senang gilak di beli ngan 100-200. RM50 pun sakit nak temu org politik merik ngan pengundi. maybe sebab dah budaya orang kat MALAYA (Melayu lepeh, Cina lepeh, India Lepeh!!) generalise org s’wak (cth: org s’wak diam atas pokok). Baru jak simple matters pasal pilihan undi orang sarawak vote for “B”ullshit “N”ation dah di anok paloi, stupid, idiot, otak orang sarawak kat lutut… amalah melabel orang sarawak secara general masih di amal oleh orang MALAYA (Di ulang Melayu lepeh, Cina lepeh, India lepeh) I believe in CHANGE….. (Hillary…why! why!)

    P.s: nasib bait zaman skolah dolok sikda blog.. mun sik abis lah puan surmani, rambo(sarbini) kenak anok lam blog.

    Luk,
    Parliament Officer P.218

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  10. anna wrote on Jul 10, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    ting pek khing itu is my grandma punya adik. what shud i call him eh? hahaxD
    actually, if want to blame,blame the menteri2 n ketua menteri at sarawak yang kaki rasuah . ish3..

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  11. nono wrote on Jul 11, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    Yes.. Betul. Harap keluar jak dari Malaysia tapi sik pandei manage the country pun useless juak.

    I rasa bukan sbb Peninsular Malaysia la kita lagging behind but because of dirik sendirik. I think orang-orang yang dolok/now jadi representative for Sarawak dalam Parlimen ya yang buat hal. What I am trying to say is, for every report yang sidak bentang, and for every idea yang sidak bentang of course la for the sake of themselves. Sidak probably mereka-reka cerita and padah everything is okay in Sarawak, padahal nya sik. And bila orang-orang dalam Parlimen dengar Sarawak sikda problem. So focus pun sik diberik gilak dengan kita. So, segala idea-idea negeri Sarawak pun diterimak ajak. And bila dapat projek, mostly kaum kerabat sidak yang dapat. Keadaan lebih teruk bila sikda sapa-sapa pun mauk voice out! Tapi if you setakat voice out sekadar sik puas hati sik juak guna, and end up beranok-anok and beramok-amok. Macam bodoh juak. You should berik idea la untuk ubah keadaan ya… Sebab most of penyokong from the opposition party especially di Kuching suka kelayi-kelayi bah. Bagei la hebat gilak… Dah la suka lepak-lepak. See, tengok, giney orang nak yakin if you perangey macam sawai! Hahahahahhahhahahahaha…

    Bukan pasal pedalaman people bodoh or sik bong. Sidak memang dah macam ya. Innocent gilak. Orang tok berjenis-jenis and sidak pun sik campur gilak dengan orang lain except sesama dirik dalam rumah panjang ya. If ada pun yang well-develop dari segi pemikirannya mungkin sik banyak. And memang la segala reward yang BN berik ya ciput ajak, but at least keciputan ya bermakna bagi sidak. And at least, ada something juak. Sidak opposition ada ka melawat? Ada ka berik pa-pa? It is all about the tactic yang you pakey la. If you want to win someone’s heart then you need to know about them and pakey the best tactic to win their heart lah…

    Tok sik buat manifesto ntah pa-pa dengan bercakap lebih without wise solutions or idea. Tell me, how can you make such a ‘manifesto’ with that reality?

    Cerita pasal manifesto, I teringat dengan PKR pun idea mok provide free education. Free education? Hahaha. Well developed countries macam USA dengan England pun cannot provide free education for their people. Kita mok buat? Wah wah wah… Well, idea tok pun BN pernah buat and memang dah buat pun. Kan now dah sikda school fees kan? Stupid manifesto! Belajar mok free, masuk reality show bayar mahal-mahal for airplane’s ticket just nak uji bakat sanggup bergadei! And kita bodoh juak tengok and spend duit to vote them!!!!!!! But saya tidak la.. Saya tidak tengok itu reality show. Cus I don’t watch tv that much. I suka surfing… Hehee. Sorry. Terkeluar topic.

    I have something to share here (just some part of it).
    “Pity the Nation”, by Khalil Gibran.
    Pity the nation whose statesman is a fox, whose philosopher is a juggler,
    and whose art is the art of patching and mimicking.
    Pity the nation that welcomes its new ruler with trumpeting,
    and farewells him with hooting, only to welcome another with trumpeting again.
    Pity the nation whose sages are dumb with years and whose strong men are yet in the cradle.
    Pity the nation divided into fragments, each fragment deeming itself a nation. …

    P.s: eh i just realize.. mana comentator from peninsular malaysia. sik kan sik mok kisah hal sarawak? hahah jaik sik aku??! nampaknya kita jak tehegeh2 eh? gago hal sjung? :$:

    p.s.s: penisular? ahhaha salah eja..

    P.E.A.C.E

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  12. bongkersz wrote on Jul 11, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    innocent? hahaha! ambik duit, ambik barang diberik orang konon sebagai ‘upah’ undi ya kira innocent? jauh sekali weh..

    tok bukan masalah reward yang diberik ya ciput ka banyak ka.. tapi benda ya salah.. memang sik pat dinafikan dak BN memang banyak duit, mun dah banyak duit.. boleh upah orang polah tok polah gia.. then boleh ada duit melawat kampung tok kampung sia.. memang dak opposition sekda kemampuan kedaknya di sarawak tok.. hence the article in green that i highlighted, apa benda dipolah daknya pake ‘bulak’ orang kampung ka bandar ka.. yang patut.. time pilihanraya ka apa ka.. semua pihak nok bertanding, allocation sidaknya mesti sama banyak, ikut apa yang termaktub dalam akta, tapi nei da kedaknya nak? BN pake semua duit, apa resources yang ada, mesti lah menang.. dah memang sik fair.

    it’s bodo when bagi duit, then ngundi sebab diberik duit. period. mentality mesti ada berik apa apa baru aku ngundi ya memang sik betul.

    free education is possible nono, at least up to secondary school, berapa ajak lah nembiak mok disapot kerajaan berbanding duit nok daknya ada. iraq when under saddam hussein, pelajaran free up to university! school fees sekda? haha, tanyak mak banyak nok ada anak di sekolah, ada sik benda dibayar.. nei ada free. oh.. mok dibanding social welfare dengan USA dengan England, kita masih jauh nono.. go and read more.

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  13. bongkersz wrote on Jul 11, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    luk, 100-200 memang berlaku di Sarawak. i was here when PRU 12, memang ada perkara ya. umum semua tauk politik di sarawak terutama di kampung-kampung, pendalaman kedak nei daknya pancing undi.

    change? dah 50 tahun luk.. atuk uban dah 30 tahun. kita patut change the government kah, masih nunggu daknya change. well you are among them, you should know whether there are changes or not.

    sebenarnya, i think we are pissed with the sarawak leaders, bukan orang sarawak. dak pemimpin tok yang sik polah kerja, makan duit, make use of sarawakians.

    ps: dah sik puas ati, mesti anok. they can defend themselves anytime. 😀

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  14. bongkersz wrote on Jul 11, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    you meant you?? haha!

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  15. bongkersz wrote on Jul 11, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    your grandpa lah.. 😀

    you are right.. but who choose them? 😉

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  18. nono wrote on Jul 13, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    memang la bodoh tapi sikda orang nak sedarkan giney la???????? sebab ya la i cakap opposition mesti la pakey tactic juak. duh…

    oh btw.. cancel. i sik mok quit malaysia pasal klak sarawak lintang pukang jadinya. biarla sik maju gilak. i suka. cus i need a peace place untuk relax everytime cuti… kuahhahahahahhahaha…

    boleh jak education free ya pun if ada orang mauk belajar bena2. tengok ajak student malaysia skarang. sikdanya nak blaja… rugi duit jak! gi oversea pun melancong.. main2. abiskan duit… huh.

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  19. Steve wrote on Jul 14, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Dear writers,

    As a Sarawakian living here, I really don’t know whatelse to say.

    Firstly, the people here are not willing to take any risk to make changes needed.

    Secondly, the Chinese leaders are not doing much to help other than keep talkings.

    Thirdly, we are behind time as compared to West Malaysia in many aspects of commerece.

    Lastly, everyone prefer to suffer in silent other than starts to work seriously toward improving their situation, too self-centred maybe.

    Anyway, may be the people don’t even know where, how & what to do about it.

    Keep on, ‘you wait for me I wait for you thinking’, so GOOD LUCK LAH.

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  20. bongkersz wrote on Jul 14, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    This mentality is not confined to just Sarawakians but many Malaysians. Let’s hope by sharing little things that you and me learned about and what we know to this group of people, so that they will look at thing differently and find it is important to care and do something to improve their situation before it is too late.

    Spreading the information, educating the people around us is the first tiny step :up:

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  21. wawa440khz wrote on Jul 16, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    my auntie live at sibu rural place was offer RM200 and 4 pack of rice for her votes..how pity sarawakian…RM200 may last only 1-2 weeks in KL…4 pack of rice??..hehe..guess the person who “pancing undi” was still live in end of WWII…hehe…

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  22. wawa440khz wrote on Jul 16, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    i belive we’re all here better than the existing sarawak leadership…so why don’t we form a new politic party in sarawak??to fight against the digusting existing goverment…bong, you tackle Taib Mahmud, I tackle George Chan….thn we ask for oil royalty from federal…fight for state government taxation power…when we are finacially strong(and military)..we can be independent!!!!…thn we remove DEB…clean, efficient management..in a generation time…i believe we are no longer “third world country” while west malaysia still struggling, making economy facts compare to Thailand, indonesia and cambodia…

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  23. bongkersz wrote on Jul 17, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    haha! we shall wait for the day to come. for that you need to join politics first bro. form a new party is very tough, especially in sarawak. hmm.. i prefer do like RPK, dish whoever i like.. 😛

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  24. bongkersz wrote on Jul 17, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    yeah, many people were offered the same ‘reward’ for voting BN. oh, they happily vote for BN after that.. and now they are complaining.. :vangry:

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  25. annualcochum wrote on Aug 3, 2008 at 11:26 am

    Very nice!!

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  26. bongkersz wrote on Sep 24, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    Thanks! 😆

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  27. warza wrote on Feb 17, 2009 at 10:13 am

    menar ya..apek uban ya siasat betol2..dak cina jak di idupnya..mun nya mati kelak anat ke pendam cina..

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