Friday, 1 June 2012
Malaysians and the world expect them to immediately throw light on the whereabouts of Peter as six hours are definitely enough time for the police authorities to come out with clear statement of Jaban’s whereabouts or an open admission that lawlessness in Malaysia have reached a new level where three persons completely uninvolved with the police or the government have abducted Peter in broad daylight in Miri in Malaysia! [Curi]
Also from his family back in Sarawak :
Yesterday, Peter’s father Jaban said Peter’s alleged disappearance in Miri was the only news the family had of Peter.
“I have not seen him for two years,” said Jaban who lives in Jalan Dato Mohd Musa (old Muara Tuang Road) in Kota Samarahan. He said he hoped one day Peter would come to his senses and take days off from RFS to visit them, especially on festive occasions.
On June 10th, 2012 [from peter John Jaban] - This is our chance is to bring about real change in Sarawak politics. My struggle for Sarawak will continue where it’s needed most.
The events of the last week have revealed many things. The first is just a reminder of how much I love this country, how much I love Sarawak.
As the Malay saying goes: ‘Hujan emas di negeri orang, hujan batu di negeri sendiri.’ I am a Sarawakian. I need to be here among my people to work effectively. I started Radio Free Sarawak and moved to London mainly because freedom of expression here in my own country is lacking – something that I am trying to change. But, I just couldn’t stay away.
Now, I feel that I can best continue my struggle for the future of Sarawak here. No matter what London offers, it has nothing to compare to my own ties that bind me to Sarawak, my ibu pertiwiku, as it is called in the Sarawak state anthem.
So, maybe you’ll see me driving around town in my Cadillac with my beautiful daughter at my side. I’ll even wave again at YB Abdul Karim Hamzah, Assistant Youth Development Minister, as he stares at me from his tiny classic car.
What else have I learnt from the last week? I have learnt that I am safer here than in any other country. In spite of all the stories from the government-controlled media trying to paint me black, I have learnt that, when I need help, the people of Sarawak are right there behind me.
There are so many great heroes here in this state, carrying on their good work and supporting my own; I feel proud to work with them and will continue to do so wherever they need me.With regards the near future, I will continue to take action, fighting on the ground for the people of Sarawak.
I fly no flag but theirs, as I have always done. I know that Radio Free Sarawak will carry on, business as usual, spreading the message to where it is needed and, of course, I will give them every assistance in that.
I urge listeners to continue to tune in and listen to the real message. You might even hear me reporting from the interior. But from now on, I’m staying right here.
My thanks go out to them and all those who helped me – the good Samaritans, Dr Michael Teo, the lawyers Alan Ling and See Chee How. If any fingers are still being pointed at my supporters and friends who came to my aid in my time of need – I want this to stop now.
This is the only reason why I am making this statement at this time. In reality, I’d be quite happy for this whole event to pass into history. ~ Peter John Jaban ; famously known as Papa OrangUtan.
Borneo Post on 10/6/2012