Saturday, 3 October 2015
Sabahans think that she should remain in the UK and highlight the plight of Sabah and Sarawak in the Federation with the peninsula.
KOTA KINABALU: The legal fraternity in Sabah are unanimous that local freedom fighter Doris Jones @ Doris Yapp Kim Yuon who heads the UK-based Sabah Sarawak Union-United Kingdom (SSU-UK), an NGO behind the Sabah Sarawak Keluar Malaysia (SSKM) Facebook page, cannot be deprived of her citizenship.
“Canceling Jones’s passport only restricts her ability to travel and does not strip her of Malaysian citizenship,” said lawyer Tengku Fuad Ahmad who represents four SSKM volunteers facing sedition charges in Sabah.
Sabahans in general think that she should remain in the UK and continue to highlight the plight of Sabah and Sarawak in the Federation with the peninsula. “I don’t see what useful purpose can be served by her returning and ending up behind bars,” said Daniel John Jambun, the President of the UK-based Borneo’s Plight in Malaysia Foundation (Bopim).
Former Sabah Chief Minister Yong Teck Lee, like other lawyers, echoed Fuad’s stand. “The Malaysian Government cannot deny a citizen the right to return to the country,” he added. “The government cannot deny a citizen the right to his or her passport.”
“Whether the passport holder might be arrested or detained for investigation upon returning to Malaysia is a different matter. A citizen has the right to a passport.”
Yong, who is also Sabah Progressive Party (Sapp) president, said that by denying Jones her passport, the government only looks ridiculous. “It’s a denial of her human rights.”
The former chief minister has been left wondering why the government does not want to give Jones her passport if they wanted her to return, be arrested and face charges for seeking the exit of Sabah and Sarawak from the Federation with the peninsula. “In any case, we can assume that Jones wants to return home to visit her ageing parents and tend to them in their last days.”
Yong believes that Jones has permanent residence in the UK, having been married before to a British citizen, but if she’s not allowed by Putrajaya to return home, “she will become the first Sabahan forced into exile.”
Fuad fears for Jones and thinks that it is better for her to remain in the UK. “The sedition charge against her and the act of canceling her passport, to me, is evidence of persecution, which could assist her in the event that she decides to seek asylum in the UK.”
Fuad warned that if Jones insisted on returning, she will have to contend with a regime that is strongly-motivated against her. “The authorities are determined to prosecute and convict her.”
Source: Free Malaysia Today
KOTA KINABALU, 2 october 2015: The High Court will on Nov 11 deliver its decision on the application by four Sabah Sarawak Keluar Malaysia (SKMM) activists to have their case of having materials calling for Sabah and Sarawak to secede from Malaysia transferred from the Sessions Court to the High Court.
In their application, Azrie Situ, 24, Jemmy Liku, Markus Situ, 32, Erick Jack William, 29, and Joseph Koilis, 29, raised that legal arguments which are going to be raised in their defence are complex in nature and that such complex legal arguments are matters best heard and determined by the High Court.
Their counsel Tengku Ahmad Fuad, who appeared together with counsel Arthur Chin, also told Judge Datuk Nurchaya Arshad that they were challenging the definition of 'seditious tendency'.
The four had, on March 16 this year, pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court to having pamphlets with seditious content at 9.50am on Feb 1, this year at the weekly Tamu in Tuaran.
Erick is accused of having 91 pieces of the seditious pamphlets, Joseph 13, Azrie five and Jemmy one.
The offence, under Section 4(2) of the Sedition Act, carries a fine of up to RM2,000 or a jail term of up to 18 months, or both, on conviction with the offending publications to be seized and destroyed.
The trial of the activists has been put off in the Sessions Court pending the outcome of their application in the High Court.
In Thursday's proceeding Tengku Ahmad argued that speaking up about Sabah's rights within Malaysia can never be seditious.
"(And) we are challenging the definition of 'seditious tendency'.
"What we are saying is that if you questioned Sabahan's rights openly...that category of speech is incapable of criminalisation under the Sedition Act," said Tengku Ahmad.
The court also ordered the prosecution to give the defence the list of words claimed to be seditious in the document by Oct 7 and ordered both applicants and the prosecution to tender their respective submission on Oct 21.
Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Azreezi Nordin appeared for the prosecution.
Source: Daily Express
KOTA KINABALU, 2 Oktober 2015: Mahkamah Tinggi akan menyampaikan keputusannya pada 11 November mengenai permohonan oleh empat aktivis Sabah Sarawak Keluar Malaysia (SKMM) agar kes mereka kerana memiliki material yang menggesa Sabah dan Sarawak keluar daripada Malaysia dipindahkan dari Mahkamah Seksyen kepada Mahkamah Tinggi.
Dalam permohonan mereka, Azrie Situ 24,Jemmy Liku Markus Situ 32, Erick Jack William 29, dan Joseph Koilis 29, membangkitkan bahawa penghujahan perundangan yang akan dibangkitkan dalam pembelaan mereka adalah rumit dan penghujahan perundangan yangkompleks rumit adalah perkara yang paling sesuai didengar dan ditentukan oleh Mahkamah Tinggi.
Peguam mereka Tengku Ahmad Fuad, yang tampil bersama peguam Arthur Chin juga memberitahu Hakim Datuk Nurchaya Hj Arshad bahawa mereka mencabar definisi 'kecenderungan menghasut'.
Empat orang itu pada 16 Mac tahun ini mengaku tidak bersalah di Mahkamah Sesyen kerana memiliki risalah yang mengandungi unsur hasutan pada 9.50 pagi 1 Februari tahun ini di Tamu mingguan di Tuaran.
Erick dituduh memiliki 91 keping risalah berbaur hasutan, Joseph 13, Azrie lima dan Jemmy satu.
Kesalahan, di bawah Seksyen 4(2) Akta Hasutan, membawa hukuman denda sehingga RM 2,000 atau penjara sehingga 18 bulan, atau kedua-duanya, jika sabit kesalahan dengan penerbitan yang menghasut akan dirampas dan dimusnahkan.
Perbicaraan aktivis-aktivis itu di Mahkamah Sesyen ditangguhkan sementara menunggu hasil permohonan mereka di Mahkamah Tinggi.
Dalam prosidang Khamis, Tengku Ahmad menghujahkan bahawa bersuara tentang hak-hak Sabah di dalam Malaysia tidak boleh dianggap menghasut.
"(Dan) kami mahu mencabar definisi 'kecenderungan menghasut'.
"Apa yang kami katakan ialah jika kamu mempersoalkan hak-hak Sabah secara terbuka... kategori bersuara itu tidak membawa kepada jenayah di bawah Akta Hasutan," kata Tengku Ahmad.
Mahkamah juga memerintahkan pendakwaan memberikan pembelaan senarai perkataan-perkataan yang didakwa sebagai menghasut dalam dokumen itu pada 7 Oktober dan memerintahkan kedua-dua pemohon dan pendakwaan agar mengemukakan penghujahan masing-masing pada 21 Oktober.
Timbalan Pendakwa Rava (Dpp) Azreezi Nordin tampil untuk pendakwaan.
Source: Daily Express
KOTA KINABALU, Oct 2 — The alleged refusal of Malaysian authorities to renew Sabah secessionist Doris Jones’ passport is a blatant abuse of power and a violation of her constitutional right to citizenship, lawyers here said.
When contacted, the lawyers said the authorities cannot block the UK-based Jones from getting her Malaysian passport because she is wanted for arrest here as the country’s legal system regards every individual as innocent until proven guilty.
“Authorities have no power to arbitrarily deny Jones her passport simply because she faces charges,” said civil liberties lawyer Tengku Fuad Ahmad.
He added that there are more serious reasons for the Malaysian authorities to deny individuals their access to passports, like if the applicant is deemed a threat to national security or a terrorist under the The Security Offences (Special Measures) Act.
“Even if she was convicted, passports are usually only denied on grounds of security,” he said when contacted by Malay Mail Online.
In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Jones said she received a notification from the Malaysian High Commission in London to collect her passport which she had applied for, only to be told by Immigration attaché Azhar Abdul Hamid later that her pending application has been refused.
She was also told that there was a pending status attached to her passport, under her registered name Doris Yapp Kim Youn, and that she could “try returning later”.
According to Tengku Fuad, without her passport and the fact that she faces arrest upon her return to Malaysia, the best thing for Jones to do now is to seek asylum in the United Kingdom.
“In these circumstances, it is clear that Doris will, if she returns, have to contend with a system that is strongly motivated against her — the authorities are determined to prosecute and convict her,” he said.
The lawyer, who is also the counsel for the four Sabah Sarawak Keluar Malaysia volunteers who were recently charged for sedition, explained, however, that cancelling Jones’s passport only restricts her ability to travel but does not strip her of her Malaysian citizenship.
“The sedition charge and the act of cancelling her passport is to me, evidence of persecution, which could assist Doris Jones in the event that she decides to seek asylum in the UK.
“At this stage, seeking asylum seems the safest course of action for her,” he said, adding that human rights laws in the UK would be favourable to her.
Former chief minister and lawyer Datuk Yong Teck Lee also agreed said that Malaysian authorities cannot deny a citizen the right to his or her passport, nor prevent them from returning to their home country.
“Whether the passport holder might be arrested or detained for investigation upon return to Malaysia or not is another matter. But the citizen has a right to a passport.
“Denying her her passport only makes the Malaysian government look ridiculous. It is denial of her human rights to return to Malaysia,” he said, referring to the International Criminal Police Organisation.
The Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president said the Malaysian authorities should allow Jones to renew her passport if they wanted her to return to be arrested.
“It would be safe to assume Jones will be making a trip home eventually to tend to her elderly parents,” he said.
He also said Jones will likely be able to get a permanent residency in the UK due to her past marriage to a British citizen but she will become the first Sabahan being forced into exile by Putrajaya and not allowed home to Sabah.
PKR vice president Darell Leiking also said that Jones should not be deprived of her constitutional right to a passport when she has not been charged for a crime.
“She is, as far as the law is concerned, still innocent until proven guilty. Besides, any attempts by the authorities to secure her arrest should be by proper legal procedure in which the Malaysian police can enforce such arrest warrant by applying with the UK authorities,” he said.
“Until then, her right to a passport renewal is an inherent and constitutional right of a citizen of the federation and is separate from the warrant of arrest. She can take court action to affirm her right of renewal of the passport,” he said.
Jones shot into the spotlight about a year ago after a Facebook page she ran called “Sabah Sarawak Keluar Malaysia” surfaced, criticising government policies and promoting Sabah’s secession.
In February, Sabah police commissioner Datuk Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman announced a warrant of arrest for Jones under her registered name Doris Yapp Kim Young, 45, for sedition.
He also said that local police would seek Interpol’s help to find Jones in the UK but British law does not recognise the crime for which she is wanted in Malaysia, and Malaysians police have conceded they are not able to extradite Jones and can only act against her when she returns to the country.
Jones has repeatedly denied being contacted by Malaysian authorities or Interpol in the UK.
Source: The Malay Mail Online
Friday, 2 October 2015
She remarks however that it is strange the Malaysian government is not willing to put down the charges against her in writing.
KUALA LUMPUR: Sabahan freedom fighter Doris Jones @ Doris Yapp Kim Yuon who heads the UK-based Sabah Sarawak Union-United Kingdom (SSU-UK), an NGO behind the Sabah Sarawak Keluar Malaysia Facebook page, wants to bring to public attention that if the Malaysian Government wants to level accusations against her, it should do so officially and in writing. “It’s strange that we have a government which doesn’t hesitate to accuse one of all sorts of things in public but was not willing to put them down in writing.”
If there are charges, she added, it must be conveyed to the one accused in writing. “If there are charges, what’s the reason not to notify in writing? So, how can I respond? I would like to return home and face the charges.”
“When I turned up at the Malaysian High Commission in London on September 30 with Sarawakian and SSU-UK founder member Zurainee Tehek as a witness to collect the extension of my passport, an official Azhar Bin Abd Hamid gave all sorts of reasons why they couldn’t let me have my passport,” said Jones in a statement in Bahasa which is making the rounds in WhatsApp and social media. “The official was also not willing to let me have in black and white the complaints that the Malaysian government have against me.”
“I wrote down the complaints myself on an A4 white sheet of paper with a pen, both obtained from Azhar, and asked him to sign it. He refused to do so.”
Jones said that when she asked Azhar whether the Malaysian government refused to extend her passport, he denied it but at the same time added: “It’s not that the government doesn’t want to extend your passport. The government rejected extending it.”
Jones said that when she heard Azhar’s reply, she recalled Ahmad Maslan, Salleh Said Keruak and other Ministers back home who invariably never failed to give similarly “stupid answers” when asked something quite straight forward. “Why does the government keep officers who give such stupid answers when queried by the public? Azhar also initially refused to return my old passport on the grounds that it belongs to the Malaysian government.”
Briefly, Jones said that Azhar told her the Malaysian government had directed him to delay extending her passport, that there was an arrest warrant issued by the police and pending against her, and that she was facing charges of opposing the Malaysian government through the struggle to bring Sabah and Sarawak out of the Federation. “I have been interviewed by UK government officials on the matter of the High Commission not being able to extend my passport.”
“The National Liberal Party (NLP) President Graham Williamson has also issued a statement on the matter. Williamson heads the Nations Without States of which SSU-UK is a member.”
In the rest of her statement, Jones charged that the people of Sabah and Sarawak had been taken for a ride since 1963 by the Malayan government masquerading as the Malaysian government and that Malaysia the Federation was nothing more than Malaya the peninsula. “We in Sabah and Sarawak have nothing in common with Malaya. We are so different from them.”
She demanded that Malayan political parties in Sabah and Sarawak leave the two Borneo nations as they had the insidious motive of changing the character of the two Borneo nations.
She pledged that she would work through the United Nations and the international community to free Sabah and Sarawak from the clutches of Malaya.
Source: Free Malaysia Today
Friday, October 02, 2015 Doris Jones , Nationalist , News , Sabah , Sabah Sarawak Union (SSU) No comments
KOTA KINABALU: The Home Ministry is not renewing the passport of London-based Sabahan activist Doris Jones (pic).
In a Sept 30 Facebook posting, Jones stated that she had been told by an Immigration Department officer at the Malaysian Embassy in London, Azhar Abdul Hamid that her application has been classified as “pending.”
Doris, who has been operating the Sabah Sarawak Keluar Malaysia Facebook page from London said Azhar told her the department’s headquarters in Putrajaya had ordered that status for her passport renewal application.
“Azhar mentioned to me that they were not rejecting the application but refusing to renew it,” Jones said in her Facebook page.
In another posting on the same day, Jones said she was aware that the refusal to renew her passport was due to a warrant for her arrest issued by the police here.
“I did admit I want to go home to face the warrant but since they cannot renew my passport they can bring the warrant here to the UK if the Malaysian government tells the truth,” Jones said.
She said she would remain in the UK “indefinitely.”
The police had issued warrant of arrest for Jones, whom they had identified as Yapp Kim Youn, for sedition.
The police however acknowledged that Malaysian authorities would not be not be able to extradite Doris as British laws do not recognise her crimes under the Sedition Act.
Meanwhile, Insp. Mohd Shahrizan Yahaya said they can only arrest Jones if she returned to this country.
He also explained that the Interpol was ready to arrest Jones if she was involved in other crimes except for the Sedition Act, as it has been abolished in Britain.
Source: The Star
Friday, October 02, 2015 Doris Jones , Official Statement , Sabah Sarawak Union (SSU) , SSKM No comments
Salam sejahtera, Salam Hormat dan Salam Perjuangan Kemerdekaan Negara Sabah dan Negara Sarawak. Saya Doris Jones mewakili sebuah kumpulan sosial didalam Facebook yang bernama Sabah Sarawak Keluar Malaysia (SSKM) yang kini sudah berdaftar secara SAH dibawah bidang Kuasa Perundangan United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) dengan nama kumpulan NGO Sabah Sarawak Union-United Kingdom (SSU-UK) ingin membuat kenyataan rasmi berhubung dengan "Kengganan Pegawai Imigresen Malaysia di UK Untuk Menyambung Tempoh Passport Antarabangsa Saya".
Pada 30 September 2015, saya bersama dengan seorang rakan yang bernama Zurainee Tehek yang merupakan rakyat Negara Sarawak dan juga salah seorang pengasas SSU-UK, telah menemani untuk pergi ke Pejabat Imigresen Malaysia di London bagi menyambung Tempoh Passport Antarabangsa. Seperti biasa, pendaftaran dilakukan, pembayaran dibuat dan reset diberikan sebagai bukti pembayaran. Selepas itu, kami telah diminta untuk datang pada waktu petang untuk mengambil passport tersebut.
Kemudian, pada waktu petang, kami telah datang semula dan menunggu untuk mendapatkan passport. Kerani yang bertugas menampakkan keresahan dan jelas kelihatan pada raut wajahnya. Berkali-kali masuk keluar bilik dan berulang kali bertanya kepada saya untuk memastikan bahawa saya adalah "Doris" dan pengesahan itu saya lakukan. Akhirnya, saya telah diminta untuk masuk kedalam sebuah bilik khas tetapi saya telah meminta kebenaran untuk membawa rakan seperjuangan saya untuk masuk sekali bagi menemani saya.
Seorang Pegawai Kerajaan Malaysia yang bernama Azhar Bin Abd Hamid adalah orang yang berada didalam bilik tersebut.
Penjelasan yang diberikan oleh Pegawai tersebut ialah mereka tidak boleh menyambung tempoh passport antarabangsa saya sambil memegangnya dengan beberapa alasan. Antaranya ialah;
- Pihak Kerajaan Malaysia di Putrajaya telah meminta pegawai tersebut untuk menangguh menyambung tempoh passport antarabangsa saya.
- Terdapat kes waran yang telah dikeluarkan keatas saya oleh Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM).
- Saya telah didakwa atas sebab menentang Kerajaan Malaysia melalui Perjuangan untuk membawa Sabah dan Sarawak berpisah daripada Malaysia.
Maka, saya telah meminta sekeping kertas putih A4 dan sebatang pen lalu menulis maklumat-maklumat yang telah diberikan oleh pegawai tersebut tentang dakwaan Kerajaan Malaysia keatas saya dan meminta pegawai tersebut untuk menurunkan tandatangan bagi mengesahkannya. Namun, pegawai tersebut itu juga tidak mahu mengesahkannya.
Saya berasa pelik dengan sistem pentadbiran Kerajaan Malaysia. Dakwaan telah dibuat, namun tidak ada surat dikeluarkan. Jadi, bagaimana sesuatu dakwaan tersebut dapat disahkan oleh saya?
Apabila saya bertanya, adakah ini bermaksud Kerajaan Malaysia tidak mahu menyambung tempoh passport antarabangsa saya? Pegawai tersebut memberikan jawapan seperti ini; "bukan Kerajaan tidak mahu menyambung passport antarabangsa anda tetapi mereka menolak untuk menyambungnya". Jawapan yang diberikan ini membuatkan saya teringat beberapa menteri yang ada di Malaysia seperti Ahmad Maslan dan Salleh Said Keruak. Mengapa jawapan sebodoh seperti ini diberikan oleh pegawai Kerajaan?
Selain itu, tujuan saya untuk menyambung passport antarabangsa saya adalah kerana saya ingin kembali ke Tanah Air saya di Negara Sabah untuk menghadap tuduhan dan dakwaan liar Kerajaan Malaysia bagi membuktikan diri saya ini tidak bersalah. Tetapi bagaimana ini semua dapat dilakukan jikalau Kerajaan Malaysia sendiri yang menghalang saya berbuat demikian?
Dimanakah ketulusan terhadap dakwaan tersebut? Membuang batu ketempat saya tetapi menyembunyikan tangan?
Setelah saya dengan rakan seperjuangan berdebat dengan pegawai tersebut dalam satu tempoh masa, akhirnya kami memutuskan untuk beredar. Sebelum beredar, saya meminta passport antarabangsa saya dikembalikan tetapi pegawai tersebut enggan untuk memberikannya kepada saya.
Alasan yang diberikan ialah passport tersebut adalah hak milik Kerajaan Malaysia. Lalu saya menjawab, menurut undang-undang, Kerajaan tidak berhak memegang passport antarabangsa seseorang selagi empunya passport tersebut belum tamat tempoh atau belum dibuktikan bersalah oleh Makhamah. Saya telah membuat pendaftaran, pembayaran dan reset telah diberikan kepada saya sebagai bukti bahawa saya telah mengikut proses bagi menyambung tempoh passport antarabangsa saya. Jadi, saya berhak untuk mendapatkan semula passport saya dengan serta-merta kerana tempoh masanya belum lagi tamat.
Apa yang dilakukan oleh pegawai tersebut ialah dia telah meminta kerani untuk memulangkan duit pendaftaran tersebut dan meminta reset pembayaran itu diberikan kepadanya semula dan menyerahkan passport antarabangsa itu kepada saya. Rakan saya, Zurainee Tehek telah bertanya kepada pegawai tersebut. Jikalau reset pembayaran dipulangkan kepadanya, bagaimana kami ingin membuktikan bahawa kami telah datang ke Pejabat Imigresen Malaysia di UK ini dan pendaftaran telah ditolak? Setelah berdebat lagi, akhirnya pegawai tersebut bersetuju untuk memberikan kadnya (Business Card) dan membenarkan kami mengambil beberapa gambar sebagai bukti yang kami berada disini.
Selepas kami keluar daripada bangunan Imigresen Malaysia, kami telah dihubungi oleh Pn.Clare RewCastle Brown untuk beliau membuat liputan berita di website Sarawak Report. En.Graham Williamson yang merupakan Presiden National Liberal Party (NLP) UK dan Pengerusi Nations without States (NwS) telah memberikan kecaman terhadap perbuatan Kerajaan Malaysia yang jelas menunjukkan bahawa Kerajaan Malaysia tidak mampu untuk menerima kritikan. Hanya orang yang tunduk kepada penganiayaan sahaja yang diberikan keistimewaan untuk terus menjadi rakyat Malaysia.
Saya telah didatangi oleh Pegawai Kerajaan UK dan mereka telah mengambil segala keterangan saya untuk simpanan rekod dan tindakan susulan bagi membantu saya berhadapan dengan keadaan ini.
Disini, ingin saya sampaikan mesej kepada rakyat Negara Sabah dan Negara Sarawak. Saya tidak takut untuk berhadapan dengan apa sahaja demi perjuangan bagi Bangsa Negara Sabah dan Bangsa Negara Sarawak. Perjuangan ini adalah berada dilandasan yang betul. Bukti jelas memihak kepada Perjuangan ini. Kita mempunyai hak untuk berdiri diatas kaki sendiri. Kita mempunyai Hak untuk mencapai Kemerdekaan sendiri seperti mana yang telah dikecapi oleh Negara Singapura. Negara Sabah dan Negara Sarawak adalah berbeza daripada Malaya. Kita berbeza daripada aspek budaya, bangsa, bahasa, sosioekonomi, geopolitik dan macam-macam lagi. Kita ditipu hidup-hidup selama ini yang kononnya kita membentuk sebuah negara baru, persekutuan baru tetapi rupa-rupanya itu semua tidak benar. Malaysia yang wujud pada hari ini sebenarnya adalah "Persekutuan Tanah Melayu" dengan versi nama baru sebagai "Malaysia". Ini jelas dapat dibuktikan melalui pendaftaran keahlian mereka di United Nations (UN).
Bukan saya yang takut untuk berhadapan dengan pihak Kerajaan Malaysia tetapi saya dihalang untuk menghadap dakwaan tersebut. Bukan saya takut untuk kembali ke Tanah Air tetapi saya mempunyai peranan untuk menyebarkan kebenaran dan mendapatkan sokongan di peringkat antarabangsa bagi menyelamatkan masa depan bangsa negara Sabah dan bangsa negara Sarawak.
Pihak antarabangsa berasa hairan tentang hal ini. Mereka bertanya, mengapa selama ini perkara ini tidak didedahkan kepada United Nations (UN)? Maka saya menjawab, kerana selama ini wakil UN Malaysia dipegang oleh orang malaya. Maka hal ini disembunyikan daripada masyarakat antarabangsa.
Oleh itu, perjuangan ini akan dirancakkan lagi demi Kepentingan Bangsa Negara Sabah dan Bangsa Negara Sarawak. Dari segi perjuangan politik, sila berikan sokongan penuh kepada Parti-Parti Tempatan di Negara Sabah dan Negara Sarawak yang Pro Sabahan dan Pro Sarawakian kerana ideologi politik yang dibawakan oleh mereka adalah mewakili ideologi politik Borneo yang berbeza daripada ideologi politik malaya. Itu juga adalah mewakili ciri-ciri individualiti Kerajaan Negara Sabah dan Kerajaan Negara Sarawak.
Jikalau anda membiarkan parti-parti malaya memegang kerajaan Negara Sabah dan Negara Sarawak, anda secara langsung membenarkan ciri-ciri individualiti Negara Sabah dan Negara Sarawak dihapuskan dan diselaraskan, disamakan dengan ciri-ciri individualiti malaya yang memfokuskan kepada ketuanan malaya. Maka dengan itu, katakan TIDAK KEPADA PARTI-PARTI MALAYA! HALAU PARTI-PARTI MALAYA DARIPADA NEGARA SABAH DAN NEGARA SARAWAK! BIAR PARTI-PARTI TEMPATAN YANG PRO SABAHAN DAN PRO SARAWAKIAN MEMERINTAH NEGARA SABAH DAN NEGARA SARAWAK!
Jangan benarkan lagi Bangsa Borneo daripada Negara Sabah dan Negara Sarawak bertuankan kepada kepimpinan malaya yang rasis, tamak dan pengkhianat kepada kepercayaan yang telah diberikan selama ini.
Sedarlah akan perkara ini. Kebangkitan Nasionalisme ini mesti disokong demi masa depan yang cerah dan sejahtera untuk Negara Sabah dan Negara Sarawak selamanya.
Sabah born Malaysian national Doris Jones has been left stranded in the UK without a passport and effectively stateless, owing to the latest abuse of legal rights by her government.
Doris, who has been working for several years in the UK, had applied for a renewal for her passport, which expires in a few days.
According to normal procedure she was invited up to London yesterday to pick the new one up.
However, she then met an obstacle, as she told Sarawak Report. High Commission officials simply refused to issue her with the document as promised.
“In the end they said I could try coming back” Doris told Sarawak Report, “but I am not sure I want to risk going there again under the circumstances”.
|‘Arrest warrant’ propaganda against Doris!|
These circumstances are that Doris has provoked yet another of the new Home Minister’s high handed “terrorism” charges by openly voicing her concerns about the abuse of Sabah’s constitutional rights by the present government.
In Doris’s view (and she is not alone by a very long way) the commitments made to the Borneo states at the time of merger and independence have not been adhered to by the Federal Government.
Doris has therefore dared to openly say (on Facebook) that she thinks that Sabah has a valid right to declare the agreement voided as a result of these violations and to consider its case for independence.
Banished and charged!
To even dare to write such a thing to friends on Facebook has caused a sensational reaction on the part of the Malaysian authorities and their barking Home Minister, who today announced that “noisy minorities” will “end up in Hell” (clearly forgetting that it was his own party which won the minority of votes at the last election and only took power through gerrymandering seats).
So the full force of Malaysia’s new laws to shut up critics (under the guise of calling them terrorists) have been marshalled against this single, middle aged professional lady, who has a circle of Facebook friends to whom she uttered these remarks.
|Doris had received the normal invitation to collect her new passport – but when she arrived at the London High Commission it was denied!|
Doris has had a warrant for her arrest issued in January by the Malaysian authorities on grounds of so-called ‘sedition’ and the police have even attempted to get her extradited from the UK on these grounds – something they have now conceded to be a hopeless case.
|The full force of the authorities turned out to denounce Doris|
Her situation starkly resembles that of several others who have dared to speak out against a regime that is rapidly evolving into a criminal entity and ceasing to observe the rule of law.
The writer of this blog has been subjected to identical threats, for example, and the anti-corruption campaigner Khairuddin Abu Hassan was last week thrown back into jail, after original charges against him were rejected by the courts, under the new “anti-terrorism” legislation that allows for indefinite detention without trial.
His offence? – reporting criminal corruption in the state-owned 1MDB development fund to international regulators, which ministers have chosen to describe as “state sabotage”.
This government has relieved itself of the burden of having to provide the slightest evidence or proof for such charges under their new “terrorism” laws, supposedly introduced to get bombers and mad extremists off the streets.
Definition of a dictatorship by Najib
|Khairuddin fell seriously ill in jail and is now in hospital and not allowed visitors|
Meanwhile, in the US, Malaysia’s Prime Minister, who has presided over all this outrage, has been causing sniggers all week, by declaring at staged PR events that his country is “a mature democracy”.
People are readier to believe his other claim that he plans that nothing will budge him from his position at the head of government.
Najib’s US listeners know only too well that mature democracies allow for opposition, protest and dissent.
Mature democracies allow for and expect to see regular changes of government.
And, crucially, in mature democracies the rule of law cannot be circumvented by the commands of the boss man Najib.
It is no longer any kind of secret that Najib has driven what was a relatively promising candidate for democracy into the ditch by his destruction of the rule of law in Malaysia, in order to save his own political position.
He has removed all checks and balances (and a large chunk his cabinet) assuming dictatorial power.
|Kidding no one – Najib Razak has joined the dirty dictator list and dragged Malaysia with him.|
It was duly noted how on arriving in the UK this ‘democratic leader’ arranged for a 40 limo entourage to accompany him and his wife from their state funded jumbo jet at Farnborough airport up to London.
It was also noted how, on their departure, the same plane was loaded to groaning point with boxes of new purchases and acquisitions.
And the growing list of critics being charged and incarcerated on trumped up pretences without trial back home is yet another signal for all to see.
The world knows a dictator when they see one.
Monday, 28 September 2015
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 27 — As Putrajaya opens up to greater leeway for Sabah and Sarawak to manage their state affairs, pundits warn that the interests of the people of Borneo may be jeopardised unless there’s a mechanism to check and balance this autonomous power.
Political observers acknowledged that granting autonomy to the two states is in line with what was initially agreed to under the Malaysia Agreement when the country was formed in 1963, but stressed that the erosion of their rights was as much the doing of state leaders as it was the fault of the federal administration.
“The problem is not so much a lack of autonomy. If you compare to other states, relatively Sarawak has autonomy. Of course it has reduced over the years but what have the state leaders been doing to help the ordinary Sarawakians?” said Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Dr , who used the country’s largest state as an example.
Under the 1963 deal, Sabah, Sarawak, Malaya and Singapore were supposed to have come together as equal partners to form Malaysia.
Singapore, however, set out on its own after just two years, while Sabahans and Sarawakians have long complained that the original pact has not been respected by the federal administration.
Faizal stressed that in the case of Sarawak, state leaders can’t point the finger at their federal counterparts in many of the long-standing problems facing their constituents, such as the matter of native customary rights (NCR) land as it falls squarely under state jurisdiction.
“Who has failed to recognise NCR rights of the people? It’s not federal leaders, it’s the state leaders.
“If they fight for autonomy alone without restructuring the state? Basically that will give state leaders a monopoly over the lives of the people,” he said.
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak’s Dr Arnold Puyok echoed Faizal’s sentiments, stressing that calls for autonomy must come in tandem with an administrative revamp that affords better checks and balances to the powers of state leaders.
“Autonomy yes, but it must be accompanied by a special mechanism to prevent abuse of power. For me, it is autonomy equals accountability,” he said.
Dr Oh Ei Sun of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore was less optimistic of the possibility of structural reform in either state, which he said are afflicted by the “resource curse” where the abundance of natural resources feeds greed.
He noted that if a resource-rich state continues to suffer a “lack of democracy”, corruption is unavoidable regardless of whether it is federally ruled or an autonomous region.
“But the opportunity to push for autonomy doesn’t come by often, so they should grab it whenever plausible!” he said.
Despite the clamour for autonomy by Sabahans and Sarawakians, Faizal pointed out that the onus falls on the people of the two states to keep a level head and make sure their leaders agree to be held to account when the time comes.
“People have gotten emotionally caught up in fighting for it, but I would argue that people overlook a lot of fundamental problems.
“When emotion takes over reason, people don’t see the bigger picture,” he said.
Source: The Malay Mail Online
PETALING JAYA: Leading the charge in Sarawak is the Chief Minister himself, Tan Sri Adenan Satem, who says Putrajaya-led policies have not kept faith with the spirit of the Malaysia Agreement and the rights and needs of the state have been neglected as a result.
This sentiment is echoed in Sabah, and it is obvious to many observers that there is a growing demand in both states for greater autonomy to be given to Kuching and Kota Kinabalu.
This is not an overnight phenomenon. Over the last few years, this sentiment has been articulated in many forums and over the internet. Clearly there has been a growing awareness of local identity among Sarawakians and Sabahans, and while cries of “Sarawak for Sarawakians”, for example, have not taken a distinctly anti-Putrajaya tone, they are at the same time an assertion by people in the two states that they, and not the federal government, are better placed to look after their own interests.
The federal government is aware of this rising tide of unhappiness and has pledged to rectify errors of the past and bring more development to the two states. The Prime Minister himself has made many trips to the states to promise more money and more autonomy for the state governments.
But critics of the federal government already point out that what Datuk Seri Najib Razak is promising is nothing new. They have heard this refrain many times before, especially during the run up to a general election or when the federal government is under pressure from the Opposition. But the neglect has continued, year after year, decade after decade.
Critics of the federal government focus on four main points. First, they argue that Sabah and Sarawak did not join the nine states of the Federation of Malaya to form Malaysia. Rather, they joined the entity known as the Federation of Malaya to form Malaysia in 1963, and therefore, have a status that is different from the states in the peninsula. However, they argue, Putrajaya has regarded them as having the same status as each of the nine states, which is wrong.
Other criticisms of Putrajaya are focused on the issues of immigration, tariff and finance. Under the terms of the founding Agreement, entry into the two states needs the approval of the state governments. In the case of Sabah, clearly the state government has limited or no control over the influx of illegal immigrants from Indonesia and the Philippines.
Under the 1963 Agreement, Sabah and Sarawak would also retain control over its own finance, tariff and taxation. However, what has since happened is that the federal government has assumed total control over economic issues in the two states.
In June, Adenan repeated Sarawak’s request for a 20% petroleum royalty. The figure is 15% more than the current 5% that Sarawak and Sabah receive annually.
His request for autonomy in education has also received widespread support from Sarawakians and also academicians from the peninsula.
Since the 1970s, education policies have been determined by the federal government, but many of these do not conform to the wants or needs of the people in Sabah and Sarawak.
The sense of disdain towards federal management has now entered politics. A “Halau Parti Malaya” campaign was founded to kick out any peninsular-based political party from the Borneo states.
Umno, MCA and MIC of the Barisan Nasional coalition are all directly related to the peninsula, as are PKR, DAP and PAS of the former Pakatan Rakyat coalition.
DAP has established a foothold in both states. However, compared with elsewhere in Malaysia, the party in Sarawak and Sabah has been given a certain degree of independence in decision-making.
“Can you imagine that there is not even a highway in Sabah or Sarawak? In the 11th Malaysia Plan, the Prime Minister mentioned a Pan-Borneo highway and that has been going on for years. But it has never been built,” says Zairil Khir Johari, the DAP MP for Bukit Bendera in Penang.
Zairil says the two states should have autonomy over many areas which they currently do not have. These include education, healthcare and welfare.
People have been voting for state governments, expecting the new government to provide better facilities. The fact is, the two state governments have little control over their affairs, he says.
He calls for greater decentralisation, and says greater autonomy should be given to the two state governments to empower them. More importantly, he says, there should be revenue sharing, as currently, their taxes all go to the federal government and nothing is returned to Sarawak or Sabah.
UK-based Borneo rights activist, Doris Jones, is a strong proponent for greater autonomy for Sabah.
According to Jones, the government has long sidelined the existence of the 20/18 points memorandum, without which there would have been no Malaysia.
According to her, the federal government has violated several points under the agreement. This includes immigration, education and finance.
Jones highlights that the people of Sabah and Sarawak have long been practising English as the medium of instruction, and they want the language to remain such.
Critics have pointed out that Sabah and Sarawak are the richest states in Malaysia, yet 52 years after the formation of Malaysia, they remain the poorest.
For political analyst Prof Datuk Dr Mohammad Agus Yusoff, a lot of the grieviences have been caused by differences in perception over the Malaysia Agreement.
According to some critics, the Agreement was supposed to be reviewed once every 10 years – and it has not happened.
Prof Agus says that while this statement is true, the blame should be put on previous state leaders who did not raise the issue. He adds that a different understanding of the Agreement happens when there are linguistic misunderstandings.
The debate, according to him, is whether Sabah and Sarawak formed Malaysia as equal partners with Malaya and Singapore, or whether they joined Malaysia as equal partners of other states in Malaysia.
Agus argues that while it is a painful fact that many Sabahans and Sarawakians remain poor, the blame should not be put on the federal government alone. “They should also point fingers at their local leaders whom they voted in to run the state. These leaders failed to deliver on their promises,” he says.
Source: The Ant Daily
Catalan separatist parties say their victory in regional elections on Sunday gives them a mandate to push for independence from Spain.
The Madrid government has reaffirmed its opposition to a vote on secession, noting that nationalists failed to get a majority of Catalonia's popular vote.
The main separatist alliance and a small pro-independence party won 72 of the 135 regional parliament seats.
Despite their parliamentary majority, separatists got 47.8% of votes cast.
Catalonia has 7.5 million people and provides about one-fifth of Spain's national output (GDP).
'Yes to independence'
"Catalans have voted yes to independence," Catalan regional President Artur Mas told cheering supporters.
"We have a clear, absolute majority in the Catalan parliament to go ahead," Mr Mas added.
His "Junts pel Si" (Together For Yes) coalition has vowed to implement a "roadmap" to achieve an independent Catalan state within 18 months.
The future of Catalonia is expected to be a crucial issue in Spain's general election in December.
The turnout of 78% was a record for a regional vote in Catalonia.
A spokesman for Spain's ruling conservatives, the Popular Party (PP), argued that the separatists had "failed" by not securing a majority of votes.
The PP's Pablo Casado said "this election should serve to end the independence debate once and for all".
Junts pel Si won 62 seats. It can secure a parliamentary majority by combining with the far-left separatist CUP party, which got 10 seats.
Pro-independence Catalans argue that their region gets an unfair deal, contributing too much tax to Madrid in return for insufficient state investment. In terms of GDP theirs is the richest region in Spain.
Analysis: BBC's Tom Burridge, Barcelona
The result was more ambiguous than the positive rhetoric suggests. The pro-independence camp continues to say they are ready to break away from Spain, even in the face of strong opposition from the Spanish government.
But they know that would be controversial and complicated. In truth, their aim is still to get a legally-recognised referendum.
So they will continue to pile the pressure on the government, safe in the knowledge that a Spanish general election is less than three months away.
A more fractured political landscape at the national level suggests there will either be a change in who holds power, or at least the position of the governing PP will be weakened. And that might lead to a change of stance over the Catalan question in Madrid.
Read also: Catalonia vote: Pro-independence parties win elections
Read also: Catalonia vote: Pro-independence parties win elections
Separatists on Sunday won a clear majority of seats in Catalonia's parliament in an election that sets the region on a collision course with Spain's central government over independence.
"Catalans have voted yes to independence," acting regional government head Artur Mas told supporters, with secessionist parties securing 72 out of 135 seats in the powerful region of 7.5 million people that includes Barcelona.
The strong pro-independence showing dealt a blow to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, three months before a national election. His center-right government, which has opposed attempts to hold a referendum on secession, has called the separatist plan "a nonsense" and vowed to block it in court.
Spain's constitution does not allow any region to break away, so the prospect remains highly hypothetical.
The main secessionist group "Junts pel Si" (Together for Yes) won 62 seats, while the smaller leftist CUP party got another 10, according to official results.
They jointly obtained 47.8 percent of the vote in a record turnout of 78 percent, a big boost to an independence campaign that has been losing support over the last two years.
Both had said before the vote that such a result would allow them to unilaterally declare independence within 18 months, under a plan that would see the new Catalan authorities approving their own constitution and building institutions like an army, central bank and judicial system.
Addressing supporters of Junts pel Si in central Barcelona, Mas said a "democratic mandate" now existed to move forward with independence.
"That gives us a great strength and strong legitimacy to keep on with this project," Mas told the exultant crowd, which chanted "in-inde-independencia" and waved secessionist flags.
Albert Llorent, a taxi driver from Barcelona who had come to celebrate, said the result was one of historic proportions.
"What I think, what I feel, is that I belong to the best possible nation in the world. Long live Catalonia," he said.
The vote in Catalonia, Spain's second-most populous region, is widely expected to influence the course of the Spanish general election in December.
Spain's two dominant parties - the ruling People's Party and the opposition Socialists - lost tens of thousands of votes compared with the last election in 2012, boding ill for their national ambitions, although the PP suffered a much deeper setback than its rival.
Anti-austerity Podemos also registered a disappointing score at 9 percent, sharply down from last May's nationwide regional and local elections.
Among parties opposed to independence, pro-market Ciudadanos, often cited as a national kingmaker, emerged as the only winner as it jumped to 18 percent of the vote.
Despite the separatist victory, analysts believe the most likely outcome of the election will be to force a dialogue between Catalan and Spanish authorities.
"Many have voted for Junts pel Si even if they don't favor secession because they saw the vote as a blank cartridge... and a way to gain a stronger position ahead of a negotiation," said Jose Pablo Ferrandiz from polling firm Metroscopia.
Opinion polls show a majority of Catalans would like to remain within Spain if the region were offered a more favorable tax regime and laws that better protect language and culture.
While investors do not see secession as an immediate material risk, financial markets may react negatively on Monday.
The gap between Spanish five-year bond yields and the higher yields on the Catalan equivalents has been hovering near its widest point in two years in the run-up to the vote.
Read also this article: Catalan separatists win election and claim it as yes vote for breakaway
Read also this article: Catalan separatists win election and claim it as yes vote for breakaway
Junts pel Sí and CUP parties, which are expected to win up to 79 seats in 135-seat parliament, have promised to declare independence unilaterally.
Separatists were poised to win control of Catalonia’s regional government on Sunday, after exit polls suggested a result that could plunge Spain into a political crisis by forcing Madrid to confront an openly secessionist government at the helm of one of its wealthiest regions.
In an election that saw a record-breaking voter turnout, an exit poll by the Catalan broadcaster TV3 suggested that the nationalist coalition Junts pel Sí (Together for Yes) was on track to win 63 to 66 seats, leaving them just shy of the 68 seats needed for an absolute majority in the 135-seat parliament.
The far-left pro-independence Popular Unity Candidacy, known in Spain as CUP, was on track to win 11 to 13 seats, making the anti-austerity party the kingmaker in Catalonia’s new parliament. The two parties together received 49.8% of the vote, according to exit polls.
After attempts by Catalan leaders to hold a referendum on independence were blocked by the central government in Madrid, Artur Mas, the head of Catalonia’s regional government, turned the elections into a de facto plebiscite on the issue. If separatists won a majority of seats in the election, Mas pledged to lead a transitional government that would begin the process of seceding from Spain.
Sunday’s elections were billed as one of the most important votes in the region’s history, as voters queued for hours to cast a ballot on whether Catalonia should break away from Spain. Regional authorities said they expected the turnout to hit record highs, noting that turnout reached 63% with two hours left until polls closed, an increase of 7% over the same time period in the 2012 elections.
The probable result means Catalonia is now on a collision course with the central government, as any move towards independence will be blocked by Spain’s conservative governing party, the People’s party (PP). The Spanish prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, has called the push for independence “nonsense” and vowed to use the full power of the country’s judiciary to block any move towards independence.
In recent years, Rajoy has repeatedly turned to the country’s constitutional court to close down moves towards secession, backed by the Spanish constitution, which does not allow regions to unilaterally decide on sovereignty.
The PP recently gave Spain’s constitutional court the power to sanction elected officials and civil servants who failed to comply with its rulings.
As the bill, which imposes fines of up to €30,000 (£22,000) and suspensions from office, was presented before MPs, Xavier García Albiol, the PP leader in Catalonia, left little doubt that it was aimed at quelling Catalan separatism. “This is a very clear message for those who want to break up Spain: the joke is over,” he said. The PP is expected to use its absolute majority in parliament to have the bill approved in the coming days.
But the first hurdle for Catalan separatists will be to find common ground between Junts pel Sí, a coalition of parties from the right and left as well as grassroots activists, and the CUP.
“It’s not going to be easy,” said Josep Ramoneda, a political analyst. CUP has stated that the process of independence would only be legitimate if they won a majority of seats and votes. They have objected to the idea of Mas leading the transitional government, pointing to a string of corruption scandals that have plagued his party, Democratic Convergence, in recent years. CUP has also pushed for a more immediate break with Spain, rather than the 18-month timeline envisaged by Junts pel Sí.
Any alliance with CUP may also modify the route to independence envisioned by Junts pel Sí. Mas has said the transitional government’s first step would be a declaration, made within days of taking office, proclaiming the beginning of the process of breaking away from Spain.
From there, the priority of the government would be to hold talks with Madrid and European institutions, Mas said during the campaign. The focus of the talks would be issues such as the management of shared borders, the energy grid and the Ebro river basin.
Mas said the regional government was committed to making the split as amicable as possible. “If the yes vote wins today, the attitude of the Catalan public institutions will be to sit down at the table with the Spanish institutions, with the European commission, with the European countries, and try to deal with this big issue in the most positive way for all of us, not only for Catalonia,” Mas said as he cast his vote.
If Madrid refuses talks with the region, Mas warned that Catalonia could retaliate by walking away from its share of the public debt, accounting for roughly a third of Spain’s total debt.
Mas’s government plans to begin drafting a constitution for Catalonia, hoping to draw on citizen participation to inform its content.
The creation of state structures will also begin – from a diplomatic service to a central bank – to be ready in time for the proclamation of a new Catalan state. “We have some state structures right now,” Mas said during the campaign, pointing to the region’s public healthcare, education and police service. “But we lack others.”
Plans for the first of these new state structures, a regional tax agency modelled on that of Sweden and Australia, was halted by Spain’s constitutional court earlier this month after the court agreed to hear a challenge lodged by the central government in Madrid.
The same fate could befall many of the state structures envisioned by Mas. With just days left before polling, Rajoy said Madrid would continue to use the courts to block any move towards Catalan independence. “We would go to the constitutional court. And that’s the way it is. Full stop,” he told the broadcaster Onda Cero.
Source: The Guardian
Sunday, 27 September 2015
Surat yang tarikhnya dipadamkan telah menjadi viral apabila Admin Page Facebook Sabah Sarawak Union - United Kingdom telah memposkan surat tersebut didalam Page Wall mereka untuk tujuan perkongsian dan perbincangan.
Melalui kenyataan didalam Page tersebut, admin Page telah menyatakan bahawa anggota-anggota Tentera yang berasal daripada Sabah dan Sarawak telah mendapat tekanan daripada pihak pentadbiran tentera untuk tidak memberikan sokongan seperti penglibatan diri terhadap pergerakan sosial daripada kumpulan Sarawak For Sarawakian (S4S) dan Sabah Sarawak Keluar Malaysia (SSKM).
Tambahannya lagi, jikalau tentera sendiri telah mengambil langkah seperti ini, "apakah maksud disebaliknya?"
Admin Page tersebut juga telah menimbulkan persoalan yang membuatkan pengguna-pengguna laman sosial Facebook berbincang tentang perkara ini. Didalam persoalan yang ditimbulkan ialah "adakah aura dan sentimen perjuangan SSKM-SSU(UK) dan S4S dikhuatiri akan mempengaruhi minda tentera-tentera yang berasal dari Borneo, Negara Sabah dan Negara Sarawak?"
Kesan terhadap kekhuatiran tersebut telah menyebabkan pemantauan yang ketat dilakukan oleh semua Pegawai Memerintah dan Pemerintah tertinggi Tentera di setiap Kem yang mana arahan tersebut berkuatkuasa serta-merta.
Maklumbalas daripada pengguna laman sosial Facebook terhadap surat larangan tersebut memberikan pelbagai pandangan peribadi dan rata-rata mereka memberikan respon kesedaran bahawa malaya kini kian menampakkan kerisauan akan kebangkitan bangsa Sabah dan bangsa Sarawak didalam menuntut Kemerdekaan bagi negara mereka.
Saturday, 26 September 2015
FOKUS: Kekurangan Sarawak pada hari ini adalah parti pembangkang dan gabungan pembangkang yang berasal dari negeri ini sendiri.
Pembangkang yang kita ada hari ini adalah parti dari Malaya. Dengan seruan-seruan untuk autonomi yang lebih besar, penurunan kuasa kepada negeri, pemenuhan Perjanjian Malaysia 1963 dan Sarawak untuk orang Sarawak (S4S). Dengan mengambil kira hal-hal ini, DAP, PKR dan PAS – kesemuanya parti dari Malaya – akan mendapati mereka semakin terpinggir daripada sentimen umum warga Sarawak.
Sementara itu Ketua Menteri Adenan Satem akan terus memberi penekanan dengan kenyataannya seperti “kami mahu autonomi penuh dikembalikan”, “pencuri balak perlu dibanteras”, “kawasan hutan kekal perlu diperbanyakkan” dan “Putrajaya mengambil pendekatan yang salah dan kami lebih tahu situasi tempatan dan bagaimana untuk mentadbir negeri”.
Suka atau tidak, kenyataan-kenyataan ini selari dengan sentimen warga Sarawak kerana hanya Adenan yang berani bercakap tentangnya. Dan tanpa perlu menjadi populis.
Adenan bukannya menjadi populis. Beliau hanya berkata bahawa Sarawak satu ketika dahulu memiliki segalanya, namun telah dirompak selepas diperdaya bahawa Malaysia akan menjadikannya lebih makmur.
“Sebelum 16 September 1963 kita memiliki status autonomi penuh,” beliau dilaporkan berkata. Hari ini beliau memimpin perjuangan untuk mengambil semula apa yang menjadi kepunyaan negeri.
Inilah apa yang akan dilakukan anak Sarawak sejati. Memang kerajaannya adalah kerajaan Barisan Nasional. Tetapi ini kerana beliau tidak mahu menjadi kerajaan pembangkang.
Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) di bawah pimpinan Joseph Pairin Kitingan pernah menjadi kerajaan pembangkang. Lihatlah apa yang terjadi kepadanya dan negeri itu.
Sarawak boleh mengawal hal-ehwalnya sendiri, namun ia tidak akan dapat mengawal Parlimen. Dengan menjadi sebahagian daripada BN, Sarawak bukan sahaja dapat ditadbir secara sepatutnya, ia juga dapat memberikan tekanan kepada Putrajaya.
Putrajaya memiliki tanggungjawab memberikan dana kepada Sarawak. Ia juga bertanggungjawab untuk membantu membangunkan negeri. Itulah tugas kerajaan pusat.
Kerajaan Adenan memiliki pegangan dalam kerajaan pusat melalui keahlian BN-nya. Ia memudahkan komunikasi dan persefahaman antara Sarawak dan Putrajaya.
Permainan Adenan adalah permainan untuk orang Sarawak dari orang Sarawak, dan dengan gaya Sarawak.
Bukankah beliau telah mengatakannya? “Kita lebih tahu tentang situasi tempatan dan bagaimana untuk mentadbir negeri dengan lebih baik.”
Saya ingin melihat pengusiran MP DAP Petaling Jaya Utara Tony Pua daripada negeri sebagai sebahagian daripada keseluruhan perjuangan Adenan bagi Sarawak untuk orang Sarawak.
Mesej Adenan nampaknya adalah orang Sarawak perlu mempunyai keyakinan untuk melaksanakan perjuangannya sendiri. Orang Sarawak tidak boleh bergantung kepada pihak Malaya untuk kekuatan fizikal dan moral.
Ketika era Darurat, warga Sarawak telah berjuang menentang komunis di Malaya. Ada yang terkorban. Orang Malaya tidak akan dapat menyekat komunisme dengan sendiri, tanpa renjer dan pengesan dari Sarawak.
Manakala askar Malaya yang berhadapan serangan Indonesia di Tebedu ketika penghujung konfrontasi Malaysia-Indonesia hanya meninggalkan ingatan-ingatan melucukan. Menurut cerita orang tempatan, mereka menembak ke atas pokok! Ada yang berlawak bahawa mungkin askar-askar ini merasakan orang Indonesia juga tinggal di atas pokok!
Secara ringkasnya, warga Sarawak sentiasa mampu berdikari, ketika zaman perang dan juga aman. Mengapa pada masa ini pihak Malaya seperti Pua dianggap seperti wira pula?
DAP Sarawak tidak akan mendapat simpati daripada warga negeri ini dengan terlalu bergantung kepada rakan mereka di Malaya.
DAP Sarawak perlu berjuang seperti orang Sarawak dan untuk orang Sarawak. Bukan untuk Malaya.
Apa yang negeri ini perlukan adalah parti atau gabungan pembangkang Sarawak yang sebenar, yang lahir dan bertapak di negeri ini.
DAP Sarawak boleh menjadi parti itu jika ia adalah Parti Tindakan Demokratik Sarawak, dan bukannya Parti Tindakan Demokratik Malaya cawangan Sarawak.
Source: The Ant Daily