Wednesday, December 30, 2009

My 2010 New Year Wishes



My wishes for 2010 are:-


1. Queen Elizabeth Hospital (II) (present SMC site) will be fully ready for occupation in 2010 (refer to URL: http://lembagapelawathqe.blogspot.com/2009/12/smc-renamed-as-hospital-queen-elizabeth.html);

2. Construction works on the Twin Tower Blocks at Queen Elizabeth Hospital (I) right adjacent to the new Specialist Building will start latest by end of March, 2010
;

3. Sabahan continue to receive with higher priority with more medical allocation and resources from federal government as the medical care for Sabah had been neglected over the last 30 years;

4. Government must act now to stop human resources from draining out of the country;

5. Government scraps forever the plan to implement coal-fired power plant in Sabah, and immediately implement sustainable energy resources plan instead;

6. government becomes truly people-centric, wiser, smarter, and led by good common senses;

7. government must fully revamps the entire education policy, and its ministry/departments
administration;

8.
Chinese Malaysian community change their perception and expectation on education based on real needs;

9. government led by Datuk Sri Najib, the Prime Minister, must define, promote, and realize the so-called '1Malaysia' concept or ideology by rallying the people working towards the 'goal' of 1Malaysia, and most important of all is that Biro Tata negera must implement the 1Malaysia to all the aspired civil servants;

10. excellent public health and public transportation services at fees affordable by all.

and I have many more that I wish federal or state governments to deliver....................

Anyway, HAPPY NEW YEAR! to every body.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

PSP Wish Comes True For Lad from Tandek

This is a moving story and it happens on the Christmas day. The thalassemia-afflicted boy is from the northern part of Sabah where government has been trying to help people there to overcome poverty.

Is this the digital divide that our politicians been talking all along?

It's heartening to know that the CWS (Children Wish Society) is the accomplisher in making the boy's dream comes true. Being an organization based in Kuala Lumpur, the effort shown by the organization is significant as this may have been the influence of the 1Malaysia slogan agressively championed by our PM Najib.

Since becoming the Prime Minister, Datuk Najib has been putting in great emphasis in making Sabah & Sarawak to be at par with the rest of the country in terms of welfare, economy and development.

The publicity created by PM Najib should have therefore brought the particular attention to the welfare aspect of the people and where government has not been able to cover. The appearance of NGO like CWS is very timely as we have a lot more 'Roheads' out there wanting to have their dreams fulfilled.

Since there are more established corporates in Semenanjung, they should too extend their social obligations to the people of Sabah to assist in easing the welfare gap.

The story also tells us that our economy in this part of the world is still far from the norm of the nation, and government has a lot more to catch up in helping the people like Rohead's family.

After all, are we not in the same country together?

Friday, December 25, 2009

美国神秘圣诞老人的善举

美国神秘圣诞老人的善举是非常值得褒扬的。

在一个处处强调个人利益的社会里有此义举可以说是难得。

对一个手头紧的人来说,这一百大元的确是有如久旱逢甘雨呀。

最可贵就是此举能让一些对社会开始感到失望的人士带回一些信心,即是这世界还不至於残酷或冷漠到令人绝望和沮丧的。

我国政府亦有如此的惠民政策,每当过年过节的时候都有类似的义举让人民安渡佳节。政府也有多项的‘慈善’政策在很多时候照顾人民,可谓是无微不至。

如果国家是富强,那这些善行义举是多多益善的,反之,则必须从长计议了。

人民必须是被动员去干活一齐努力工作赚钱才能无间断的提供这些福利于一些不辛的同胞。

但愿上天永远能于我国厚爱,继续繁荣进步。

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

工找人及最低薪金制指南的谜惑与困境?Where do we go from here?




为甚麽出现‘工找人’的普遍现象呢?
最低薪金制指南的制定是否能解决困境吗?
国家应如何克服这个不利的趋势呢?




Sabah still cannot implement minimum wage policy - Masidi

News published by New Sabah Times / 23rd December, 2009
http://www.newsabahtimes.com.my/nstweb/fullstory/34852

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah cannot implement a minimum wage policy because major global corporations have become more powerful than the government, said Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister, Datuk Masidi Manjun yesterday.

He said the giant corporations are calling the shots in moving their capital from one country to another particularly countries that can offer cheaper labour force thus putting the government in a dilemma.

“The government is facing a dilemma on one hand to attract investments while the other is to provide a decent standard of living for its people,” he said when addressing the MTUC/ILO National Conference yesterday on decent work through promotion of freedom of association and collective bargaining.

He explained Malaysia is not able to ratify the convention on Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining under the International Labour Organisation (ILO) because each country has its own peculiarity and unique economic structure which must be taken into consideration and one size does not fit all.

“We need investments to create jobs and at the same time look after the rights of workers,” he said, adding that countries like Vietnam have emerged as low-cost producing economies which Malaysia is not able to compete.

He said therefore to implement the minimum wage might not be to Malaysia’s advantage and suggested a bandwidth of wage range to be worked out by sector and region to adjust to the cost of living.

In relation, the minister urged local employers to be fair in their compensation to workers and to provide decent working environment.

Employers need to train staff and move up the value chain so that they can pay (the staff) well, he added.

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Questions:-

1. Why do we have lots of vacancies waiting to be filled, and yet no takers?

2. Is minimum wage policy help in resolving the pay dilemma and other related issues?

3. How should the government handle and resolve the dilemma and the related issues?

I think the above questions have been frequently asked, but no top leaders in the country ever succeeded to resolve it yet.

We may need a leader who has the bold political will, strong enough and completely convicted, to the cause of resolving it.

First of all, it's wrong in the first place to indefinitely rely on foreign conglomerates to 'look-after' our welfare, and decide our people's livelihood.

They are here for profits, not charity. They are shifters, not settlers.

Once profits are no longer good, after some years of operating in the country, they will shift elsewhere looking for better returns.

In order for us to survive continuously through the years ahead as a State, we must not naively think that these investors will stay forever unless local economy also progress to warrant their further investment, and bearing in mind that it may not be of the same item that they were first in.

The goal of bringing investment is mainly to foster technology-transfer and business knowledge from the process, apart from providing employment temporarily.

The motive of the government to offer very attractive packages for these foreign investments, which is a common practice, should be aimed at producing competent local entrepreneurs, industrialists, and businessmen at the end of their ventures.

These trained or 'exposed' locals will become the assets of the nation. The generally simple aim to just make a living by working for a salary would not bring us far if we have to move ahead into the future. We must learn the necessary skills and the cultures of success from these foreign investors.

It's the opportunity to learn that we want to have, and not just the salary alone.


It's of mutual benefits for both parties as they look for their business returns by investing here, we, the locals, must be gladly provide in return, and in doing so, acquiring the necessary techniques for our 'autonomy' in our quest to build our nation's economy. It's the so-called win-win arrangement by-designed.

We must increase our pay scheme at par with the strongest neighbours in order to compete for higher skilled workers and talents. We can't develop at a reasonable pace without these resources especially these 'migrated' ones are our nationals working for our neighbours.

Sometimes good pay may not be the real answer for luring these drained citizens to return; it's actually the government policy that needs to be revamped completely. We must not only have to attract these 'migrated' citizens to return but also must ensure that the new ones are not leaving for greener pastures elsewhere. The country just can not afford this trend of wastage any more. It must be stopped for the nation sake.

Salary increment must be justified by higher productivity.

People will move away once there are better offers elsewhere, even if it means migrating to a foreign country.

The keys of retaining people in the country may be summarised as follows:-
1. income - it must be sufficient enough to meet all the basic needs, and more;
2. Good living environment;
3. dynamic, progressive, just, fair, and stable government with good governance.

Sabah can not, and shoul not, compete with Semenanjung, Vietnam, Philippines, or Indonesnia on manufacturing based on imported raw materials and labours.

It has to capitalize on its own unique strengths like its climate, land, geographical location in the region, natural resources etc. in order to have the edge to survive.

It should not overly rely on foreign labours to sustain its activities. It should adopt technology and mobilizing its educated people to carve out a niche in the world economy instead of presently importing unskilled labours that caused further decline in its competitiveness.

We (Sabah) ought to be in the down-stream manufacturing / processing business of our own raw materials, with ideally, our own labour forces only.

Our labour forces can be paid higher than imported labours with the adoption of better equipped skills, technology or mechanisation.

In realising this, our education system must seriously revamp in order to meet with these new challenges. The younger generation must be well educated and trained, to be more creative and responsible workers. They must be progressively adaptive in meeting all the new requirements, either known or unknown ahead.

Unfortunately, the current status of our 'educated' resources are terribly disappointing, and far from acceptable level.

Minister of education, are you listening?

Apart from education, we must not forget the status of our infrastructures like transportation system, broadband and telecommunications, elctricity power supply......
........

Monday, December 21, 2009

Palm Oil mills Can Help Mitigating Sabah Power Shortage - Said MPOB


倘獎勵棕油廠生產可再生能源沙電力短缺可紓解
华侨日报/出版日期: 2009年 12月 22日 (星期二)
http://www.ocdn.com.my/news.cfm?NewsID=6054

【亞庇廿一日訊】大馬棕油局主席拿督沙比里阿末指出,如果政府為棕櫚油廠商提供更好的獎勵以生產可再生能源,本州的電力短缺可以緩解。 他說,目前國內有四百一十家棕櫚油加工廠,其中一百一十七家設沙巴。他說:「園坵業者可從油棕污水中獲取沼氣發動渦輪機以生產電力,這就是可再生潔能來 源。」 他在八打靈再也對傳媒說:「與其興建燃煤發電廠,這是沙巴一個更清潔的替代燃料。生物量和生物技術如今已面市。」 他說:「我們需要的是一些經濟援助。廠方需要約六百萬令吉安裝甲烷氣體捕集設備和蒸汽渦輪發電機。」 從明年一月起,能源、綠色技術和水務部,保證通過當地銀行提供十五億令吉的低息貸款以供應和採用的綠色技術。 他說:「相對低廉的貸款是一個好的開始,而撥款有助解決沙巴州的電力短缺問題。」 目前,公用事業巨頭國家能源有限公司通過其「小型可再生能源計劃」獻議購買可再生能源,僅出價廿一仙收購每千瓦小時(KWh),另一個障礙是不多油棕廠與 國家電網接軌。 他說:「如果政府提供資金提高收購價至每千瓦卅仙的話,我們可以很快實現棕油廠方這項的主張,以惠及周遭農村社區。」 陳順風資源有限公司已樹立好榜樣,自2005年以來,該公司將工廠排放的骯髒甲烷氣體為潔能。它生產 十四兆瓦電力,其中十兆瓦售回給沙巴電力私人有限公司,保留四兆瓦自用。 甲烷是一種多種污染環境導致全球變暖和消耗臭氧層的多種氣體之一。所以,善用甲烷氣體發電是做環保。 主要生質能燃料消耗國的歐洲聯盟(歐盟)明年訂下目標,只接受生物柴油。與化石燃料相比,生質能的二氧化碳排放量至少百分之卅五。

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This is a more realistic proposition from a government agency, and making a lot of sense.

Sabah people must support this approach and method without reservation.

If this proposition is to be made a reality, State Government must be given the main role position for this endeavour.

What has been the State Government's role in all these power shortage and coal-fired power plant issues that has been plaguing the state for so long?

Sometimes I wonder if the State Government been invited to be a part of the solution. But, it looks like the State Government is very passive and seemingly has no say (at least from the surface) on all these important matters concerning the Sabah people.

Lack of consultation and collaboration is a common phenomenon in our country that must be resolved first before anything positive can be done.


We will regret if we don't do it now.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Autonomy For Sabah and Sarawak PKR


It's the right move for PKR Sabah and Sarawak in view of the geographical distance between East & West Malaysia, and also the indifference in the social fabric, cultures, and political landscapes between the two regions of Malaysia.

The localized party shall be more efficient in handling the local issues, and sentiments;
it will definitely increase its local influence and making its presence in Sabah & Sarawak more relevant.

I think MCA Central should adopt the same strategy for the sake of survival in the very much different and competitive political scenery of Sabah.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

What should the government do without the coal-fired power plant?


Sabah Government should take up the opportunity to pursue on the course of greening the state with the cleaner and sustainable energy sources available readily from local.

The most obvious energy source is the solar energy where we could use solar panel to collect the enormous sun heat to heat a boiler, or convert directly from solar to electricity.

The solar energy is absolutely free of charge!

A collective effort by the government is needed in making this a reality. The government may introduce a policy or law to encourage consumer to generate electricity from the sun and sell the excess energy to Service Provider, Sabah Electricity Sdn. Bhd. (SESB) thereby not only reduce the demand of consumers from SESB but also contribute to the power generation aspect of the SESB.


The rooftop of each household in Sabah or Malaysia is just nice for this type of technology and in fact is a god-gift that has never been unwrapped. A solor -electricity farm make up by the community is the idea that already been in practice in Germany for years, and countries in the tropic should take up the fruits of the German experience and exploit it to our advantages. Bearing in mind that we can harvest the sun energy longer in a day than those temperate countries like Germany.


Especially for Sabah which has a large tract of land for farming, other forms of alternative and sustainable energy sources like the oil palm wastes should be explored together with the mini hydro power from our streams and rivers. In the later case, the river water is free of course.


Cutting or Saving energy demand is another better way to reduce the carbon footprint and energy supply pressure, that the government should embark on the introduction of energy-saving houses or buildings by methods such as proper insulation of the roof and wall for example. More research on this aspect can be done by the research institutions such as UMS locally. More research should be focused on how to save energy consumption on those imported energy sources like diesel and gas.


The coal-fired power plant as a means to generate electricity supply for Sabah should be shelved forever as we embark on the latest way of acquiring of electricity via the right sources like solar, hydro, biomass, wind, sea waves, earth thermal, and any form of sustainable methods.

The gas-power power plant should be used as a transitional alternative before solar, hydro, or any other sustainable energy sources kick in.


With our PM Najib committing in the international conference on Global Climate Change,it's high time that the whole nation, especially Sabah, must act now and move forward without hesitation.

Sabah has to embrace the green technology because of our committment in the eco-tourism and eco-farming activities where good environment is critically important to its eternal success.

The green energy sources are the only way to save the earth and ourselves from self-destroying the environment out of our naivety.

The government must set up a special committee or body now to oversee the changes without delay.

马华区会常年拨款是一项重大的行政改革


马华区会将获得常年拨款是一项重大的行政改革。值得称许

马华各区会将获得由RM5,000 致RM50,000‘不等’的常年拨款。

至於拨款数量的依据或指南,则未见有透明公开其沽算的方式,真正的算法到目前依然是谜。

也许是根据区会的大小 如 - 中央代表人数,区会的总人数, 地区,或支会数目等,来计算发放数目多寡吧?

特别要提得是,我们的总财政丹诗里郑福成因在沙巴拥有多个大型建筑计划,已经份属半个‘沙巴汉’,对沙巴的生活费用情况应该瞭如指掌,加上副总财政拿督丘克海亦是土长来自沙巴;因此,在拨款方面应该酌情调整至少15-20%高出西马州属,方为恰当。

拨款将在1月和6月分别‘不平均’的发放于各区会。各区会也必须在明年5月间提呈一份所谓的下半年工作/活动拟定书以作为下半年拨款发放的依据。如果真的付诸实行,马华在各区会的活动也会跟着相应的增加和有计划了。在本地政坛必会掀开新的热潮。

或许这项马华区会的常年拨款将改变沙巴人民对马华的长期怀疑,同时会对马华在经营沙巴的投入度另眼相看和重新评估也未定。

马华今后在沙巴是否有存在的价值,是否需要退出沙巴的政坛,就有待这项重大的行政改革是否能够成功而定了。

沙巴的领导层也必须作出相应的重大改革才行,由团结到尽量起用新人及人才,区会拔款的能否发挥作用胥视是否有人负责监督整个计划的
执行成败,物必求的应有的积效才可罢休。

如果能如愿,那沙巴马华是‘睡觉’党的雅号和不良印象也会被一扫而空,永远消失在沙巴的政坛了。而早些时,坊间盛传马华应该退出沙巴政坛的说法也会不攻自破啦。

Thursday, December 17, 2009

廖中来访沙巴与马华中委重选



卫生部长兼马华副总会长拿督诗理廖中来访问亚庇受到基层热诚的招呼。

他的到来,正合时宜也。

大部份的基层同志都已对最近的党领导危机感到困惑,尤其面对华社的询问,往往不知如何作答。

因为要回答这个问题的答案有太多的‘可能’,以致不知从何说起。

如最重要的一个问题- 中委可能重选吗?

到今为止,也综合了廖副总会长在晚宴上的讲演交流,3派之中以廖派为‘重选’的最坚定推动者;反观蔡翁派则‘好整以暇’在等12月25日的小组会议及结果。

要促成中委会重选是要3份2的中委赞成,或3分2的中央代表(在特别代表大会)通过赞成就可以举行之。如今廖派只有13人,仍需8人才能促成‘重选’的能事。问题是翁蔡那厢可有重选的意愿乎?


到了今日,廖派仍属少数派,而翁蔡派则属多数派矣。

虽则3方的领袖‘确曾’答应正副首相要重选,但是翁蔡两方还是要坚持‘拖’下去不肯参与‘重选’,最后演变如何,则有待12月25日才能知晓。


重选是谁的意愿呢?重选是为谁的而做的呢?马华是为甚麽要重选呢?如要重选,那又该以何种方式去进行呢?现有的领导层已经到非换不可的地步吗?那‘少数服从多数’的民主制度是否已经不管用了呢?那一派是’重选‘的最大可能’得益者‘与’赢家‘呢?

无论如何,党的任何改变都应该交回基层去作出最后的决定

如果今天要遵循廖派的意愿的话,那马华现在可是’多数要服从少数‘的处境呀!
如果马华要遵循’外边人‘的意思做’重选‘的话,那马华可也许要等人民公投才能成事啦!如今看来是外边人‘过马华里边的‘翁蔡’派矣。有人想’绕过‘中央代表?奇怪吗

看来看去,因为那16名中委的号召而招开的1128‘特大’,所搞起的‘政治压力’,再经过‘党外人士’的‘施压’,而终促成翁蔡稍为‘让步’才成立特别小组‘委员会’来研究重选的事宜。实则上,这些种种的动作,其目的只有一个- 以’扭曲‘的手法来促成’去翁蔡‘也。

翁蔡是否能被替换可也要经过合法的政治途径矣 - 既依照党章行事;但是,就以要促成重选一事,就整个事情看起来,就有基本上的不妥当及有’蹊晓‘了。

看来,
廖派 在促成重选合理化方面,还有待其继续的努力之

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

沙巴又分區停電 (Power-Cut Again!)

又停电了。。。真的是 @&^#$%()*@。。。。。
沙巴 Boleh?。。MalaysiaBoleh? 。。
MyFoot

The power-cut today lasted 2 hours 45 minutes! It was from 2.00pm till 4.45pm.

It's 3 times in a row since Monday, 14-December-2009.

How on earth can the government and the private sector going to develop the State? I just wonder.

What say you, SESB?

Keeping mum on the crisis, and blaming the people not accepting the coal-fired power plant are just not the right attitude.

It's a shame on SESB on their failure to serve the people, after all these years of trials and errors, empty promises, and even 'threatens' to its consumers (when running out of excuses).

It's been almost 30 over years that the people suffering the same old problems of reliable supply, and it seems no signs or hopes of getting one soon.

Whoever in the public office, please get ready to resign.

why?

Because you've failed to deliver.

The new generation can not tolerate power failure as their life are very much power-dependent. Today, no power means no life - no computing, no surfing, no air conditioning, no washing, no income, etc...

I'm afraid to say that people have already lost confidence in SESB, and the Government, due to its inability to resolve the power crisis which has been the main hurdle of growth in the State.

I wonder whether the slogan : '1Malaysia, People First, Performance Now', is really going to work with SESB, or in this 'land without power'.

The people could afford to live without electricity some 20, 30 years ago, but not anymore. Fortunately, it was of much better service then. There were hardly any power failures!

Modern civilisation equals electrification that all equipments at homes and offices rely on electricity.

Nothing will move without it, it's become a critical part of people's life whenever it goes off.

Loses can not be easily assessed, and people shall vent their angers onto the government of the day.

I wonder if it (power-cut) will happen again tomorrow.

SESB 真的没药可救了。。。。?

停电何时了?

沙電又發分區停電文告維持至明日復常

华侨日报/出版日期: 2009年 12月 15日 (星期二)(http://www.ocdn.com.my/news.cfm?NewsID=5845)

【亞庇十四日訊】國油自本月十二日起停止輸送天然氣給納閩巴道巴道發電廠以進行維修,加上另二座獨立發電廠發生嚴重故障,是次大型分區停電將維持至本月十 六日。

沙巴電力有限公司今日發文告指出,國油停送天然氣給巴道巴道發電廠至本月十六日,發電量一百零四兆瓦的該發電廠唯有使用柴油發電。 「不過,採用柴油發電的電力有限,再加上三腳石和實邦加沙律灣獨立發電廠發生嚴重故障,導致電流銳減一百四十七兆瓦,迫使沙巴電力有限公司實行分區停電, 並要求自備發電機的公司合作啟動自己的發電機,以減少沙電對其他電流用戶實行的分區停電次數。」文告指出。

沙電亦提醒電流用戶,州內有三座生質能獨立發電廠,發電量各十兆瓦,即設在山打根的KINO BIO ,SEGUNTOR以及設在古納的TSH。政府和沙電歡迎私人界參與發電事務,協助提升本州電力。 至目前為止,沙電已向上述發電廠購電卅兆瓦,同時正與斗湖德源磋商購電六兆瓦,無奈這項計劃根本無法應付本州東海岸所須的三百兆瓦電力,現有的生質能發電 廠產電性能不高。

謝秋菊再炮轟沙電服務效率

华侨日报亞庇十四日訊】連日輪流停電的干擾,加上「沙巴得有燃煤發電廠」的言論,惹來路陽區州議員謝秋菊再度炮轟沙巴電力有限公司的服務表現與效率。

也是沙巴進步黨婦女組主任的謝秋菊促請電力公司不要再用燃煤發電來轉移人民的視線,掩飾他們本身的問題及缺點。 「是沙巴電力有限公司本身有太多問題,才導致沙巴人陷入近日的的電供困境。」

謝秋菊表示自己過去數天所遇到的沙巴人,都有同感認為國能若無法解決電供及干擾問題,應該交回給沙巴漢自己做。

「沙巴的消費人已經非常不耐煩及感到失望透頂,州內目前的電供情況絕非一日之寒,當沙巴電力交由國能經營時,我們還以為會有更好的成績與表現,但是我們始 終原地踏步,失望依舊。」謝秋菊這麼表示。

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今天又停电两小时,由中午1.00pm至2.30pm,而幸好在那段时刻,亚庇区正下着滂沱大雨,气温相对较低,还不至太热难熬。

沙电(SESB),你怎麽说?

今天又阅到一则‘欺负’沙巴人的新闻,那就是砂朥越(sarawak)能够生产如此大量的电力,竟然没有意提供电力于它的接壤邻居-沙巴州。难道西马真的能消耗它所生产的惊人电量吗?可参阅网址TNB: Plan to supply power from Bakun still on 2009-12-15 17:51(网址: http://www.mysinchew.com/node/32864)

Monday, December 14, 2009

亚庇地区今天又大停电



BOARD OF DIRECTORS (SESB)

Tan Sri Datuk Amar Leo Moggie Anak Irok
Chairman


Datuk Bung Moktar bin Radin
Deputy Chairman


Dato' Che Khalib bin Mohamad Noh
Member

Datuk Hj. Yusoff bin Datuk Hj. Mohamed Kasim
Member

Datuk Wira Md. Sidek bin Ahmad
Member

Datuk Maznah Hj. Abdul Ghani
Member

En. Yusof bin Hj. Sarangit
Member

Ir. Baharin bin Din
Member


Puan Umi Kalsom binti Hj. Seti
Company's Secretary

亚庇地区今天又大停电,多个地区受到严峻的影响,有些地区停电达3小时以上。到处人人喊‘打’,不用说已经到‘神憎鬼厌’的境况了。

这些
常年累月发出不能兑现的诺言,连连续续作出承诺的各种各样沙电(SESB)/国电(Tenaga Nasional)发言人,最好以后收声吧。别再丢脸了。也别再误人益己了。

够了,真的是够了。这些不听劝告,又无能,又妄自尊大,又妄顾沙巴人民意愿的公仆,已经是无可救药的一群了。

辞职罢!别再找‘不是理由的理由’来‘骗’沙巴人啦!再拖拉下去将对国家完全不利的呀!不能再姑息养奸了!

既然是做不来,最好是交回给沙巴人(拿督慕沙?)来领导管理吧!让我们自己人砸坏了
沙电(SESB)好过给外人气得七孔生烟.

如果沙巴发展走廊(Sabah Development Corridor)要成功的话,上面的两个必须离开,因为通常是领导有问题才会搞得一蹋胡涂。

难怪沙巴越搞就越穷,试想一下停电的那一煞那,整个社会都要停下来,甚麽都失预算,难道穷人就非吃贵米不行吗?

不要再欺负善良温驯的沙巴同胞,求求你们做做好事,可以吗?

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Bakun power for S’wak only, and it's not fair

Bakun power for Sarawak only
By Samuel Aubrey/ The Borneo Post / Saturday, December 12th, 2009
http://www.theborneopost.com/?p=64161

Taib says KL agrees state use it first to establish its heavy industries

KUCHING: All the power from Bakun hydroelectric dam, which will be fully commissioned next year and fully operational in 2011, will now go to Sarawak in order to serve the state’s own industrial needs.This is following the agreement given by the federal government to the state’s request to have the power from Bakun to be dedicated entirely for the local industries, especially under Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE).

Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, who revealed these yesterday, said the state government was now taking the next step which was to package a deal to ‘lease’ Bakun hydroelectric dam from the federal government.

“The prime minister has agreed with the state government that Bakun will be first used to supply the needs of establishing Sarawak’s heavy industries. All of (power from) Bakun is now available (to us).

“We are now packaging a deal to lease Bakun from the federal government …This is a good start for us, and it’s going to bring continuous development in the future,” he said at the opening of a new factory for Sarawak Cable Berhad at Demak Laut Industrial Estate here.

With that announcement, it looks likely that the plan to ‘export’ power from Bakun to the peninsular via submarine cables by 2015 will not be implemented as originally scheduled.

Bakun dam is scheduled to produce 1,776MW of ‘firm’ electricity when fully operational in 2011.

According to Taib, more dams will be built after Bakun, and construction work on Murum has started and is expected to be completed in 2013.

“We are doing feasibility studies for dams in Baram and Ulu Baleh. And that’s not the end of the story, because of our high potential to produce up to 28,000MW (from the 12 hydroelectric dams planned in Sarawak).

“This is going to be the core of the development in Sarawak in the next 20 years. It will give us a development that is quite different from the past,” he said, adding that the state was also examining the possibility of having second power line for the coastal areas.

Second Minister of Planning and Resource Management Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan had said on Nov 7 that Sarawak would have the capacity to export electricity if the Murum Dam, which could produce more than 600MW, was completed on time.

He also said the goal to export electricity to the peninsula could also be achieved with acceleration of the state’s hydroelectric expansion plans.

Tengah was also quoted in newspaper reports that Sarawak requested all the power from Bakun due to the needs of the aluminium smelter plants.

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Based on the above report, I don't think other Malaysians are thinking about us on our needs of energy resources, a strategical element in our future survival.

Now Sarawak government wants to use all the Bakun power for their Aluminum smelting plant, and other industrial projects, too.

While Sabahan has been wistfully hoping that our East Malaysian neighbour state can spare us some of their sustainable energy sources; but unfortunately, it turns out to be only wishful thinking.

Sabah has been 'blessed' with aplenty natural resources such as oil and gas. There should be enough of this valuable energy source for us, indeed, for another 20 to 30 years of 'low cost' electrical power supply.

Will the gas-powered plant in Papar/Kinmanis 'hit' by gas shortage in a few years time?

The status of Lahad Datu Power Plant based on coal-fired technology is suspicious as the Federal government has been pushing coal-fired power plant for Sabah instead of the gas-powered power plant that relying on the abundant gas locally produced, and the gas solution is more environmental friendly.

Building a coal-fired power plant in the east coast of Sabah is not acceptable due to the highly probable environmental risks and international obligation. It will not be going down well with our government's recent commitments in the Climate Change Summit Conference held between 7th to 18th of December, 2009 in Copenhagen . (refer to Malaysia's participation at Copenhagen determines world survival (Climate Change Summit Copenhagen) 2009-12-13 11:52(http://www.mysinchew.com/node/32748?tid=4)

The environmental risks in getting the electrical power, which is critically needed in the state in our on-going government projects like the Sabah Development Corridor, must be resolved quickly by rethinking the way we use electrical power and its generation process.

The eco-system in the east coast must be preserved in order to align (compromise) with the future plan for the State of Sabah on eco-tourism. Any possible destruction of its pristine natural conditions must be addressed and dealt with immediately.

Is Sarawak government 'selfish' on their 'inability' to share its resources? They are using the Federal fund to construct the mega-project, and yet when it's finished, they start to talk differently, why? Cunning, isn't it?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

拿督江承俊正式宣誓就任上议员

拿督江承俊作日(9-12-2009)正式宣誓就任上议员,久违的上议员高职最终还是回到沙巴,因为此上议员名额实原属马华的固打,多年来‘借’于沙巴马华,其作为提供沙州华裔和联邦的桥樑,极具深长意义。

既然都是一家人,为甚麽说是‘借’于沙巴马华呢?这样的说辞不是有点‘怪怪’吗?难道我们沙巴马华和半岛马华是‘两家人’?

正值马华多事之秋,拿督江承俊的受委对沙巴的马华同志算是一项喜事;但是作日收到一则简讯对其极尽‘悔辱’有加,至於内容,这里不便发布。相信这是看不开的同志有心抹黑,以使当事人丢脸。沙巴马华已经深受其他国阵‘友党’的白眼和瞧不起,如果我们自己又不能互相尊敬与合作,沙巴马华还会有前途吗?

与其对领导层失望,倒不如暂时把希望寄托在新上任的拿督江承俊的掮膀上吧!

委任亚庇区人民发展领袖风波,施与受领袖自圆其说?


巫统兵南邦区会主席,DatukJohnAmbrose, 所谓的‘内部管道’处理成员党之间的矛盾与不满是敷衍的说辞;因为国阵根本就没开过会商讨国阵治国的大事,也没有如此能付诸实行的管道供成员党来使用。情境尤如一片散沙,平时各成员党皆是自顾自的’门前雪‘,各自自我寻找机会表现,平时鲜少交流或联合举办活动。

虽说委任人民发展领袖并不意味是‘当然’的大选‘候选人’,然而如果国阵真如其一直标榜为一个‘联合政党’,那它就必须尽显其多元政党的实际型相和内涵;在面对群众时,能集合各路人马,不分党派的执行,管理,及服务人民才是。国阵在现阶段是应该‘百花齐放’好让个别成员党能有机会学习与表现的。因此,在处理成员党党职上,首长应该採取‘鼓励及开放’
的态度,让全部成员党有份参与,才是良策。如今的作法,简直是把国阵的‘影响力’缩小,而非扩大矣。

就以活动经费而言,在政治圈内无人不晓的,就是巫统的活动经费是非常丰砚,及已经制度化,甚至无间断的发放多年了。其它成员党的际遇则是命运大不相同,且有天涯之别矣。又要马儿好,又要马儿一齐跑,成员党倍感吃力难支呀!

如果成员党不受鼓励,或不能被接受利用公众媒体来呛声;那国阵就必须提供其内部适当及有效的管道机制来处理不满或问题。没有管道机制令人无所适从,怪不得人了。

首席部长的威信是须要以实际的能力,持恒良好的政策和行动来証明,而不是以其未曾被公开批评为准绳。在沙巴任何人都可以被批评和指责的,包括首席部长。在这里,DatukJohnAmbrose认为首席部长不应受到公开批评,用意是想保护他的‘声誉’,实则是会‘害’了他。

首席部长现在行使权力的方式与敦马士达化,拿督哈里士时期有开始相似之处;搞不好可能会赔上大好的江山。骄横治国实属不宜;慎之为妙。

此次事件,也可以看出,巫统在拿督慕沙阿曼领导下,种种际像是准备要两大沙巴政党紧密靠拢合作,其它的政党将会给慢慢边缘化,而最终只有靠边站了。如果这种推测属实的话,那这些其它的国阵成员政党是否是应该考虑‘收挡'或’再‘瘦身’呢?








好吧!就採取‘听其言,观其行’。 就给他们6个月好了。可是,在这期间,那些牵涉其它成员党在国阵区内的活动又要如何处置呢?难道是要‘视而不见’吗?

国阵的阵线有数个成员之多,如今,沙巴团结党有必要採取主动来领导其中选YB的选区,动员区内
成员的力量,公平分配工作,互相配合,以卫持其1Malaysia 的绩效和威信。
胜者为王,败者为寇。手执‘上方宝剑’的首席部长在委任亚庇区人民发展领袖的风波上,的确是一个人说了算,人治多于法治,免不了会出错的一天;在这事件上,施与受的领袖是否是有‘涉嫌’在自圆其说呢?

Sunday, December 6, 2009

马华现在是否应该考虑退出沙巴政坛呢?



针对曹德安之抨击 陈泽伟:勿恼羞成怒
2009-12-07 14:12:17
http://www.asiatimes.com.my/news.php?newsid=26254
See also http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/12/8/nation/5259072&sec=nation
LDP being bypassed: Teo http://www.dailyexpress.com.my/news.cfm?NewsID=69298


(本报讯)因沙巴进步党退出国阵而留下的全部两个人民发展领袖职悉数落在团结党手中,惹得马华亚庇区会主席拿督曹德安非常遗憾和不满,团结党籍的路阳区新任发展官陈泽伟“劝告”曹氏无需恼羞成怒,因为首席部长拿督慕沙阿曼在作此委任时已考虑了整体因素。


他说:“首席部长已考虑了整体因素,包括党(团结党)的威信和能真正为民带来发展及被人民接受的基础。


“他(曹德安)应该要对团结党有信心,因为他曾是团结党一份子,更在团结党政府时期出任副首席部长一职,所以对团结党在执政时期所实行的德政有深刻的体会,譬如是全国首个州政府给予常年的教育与宗教拨款、拨地予学校以达到以地养校等,都受到人民的接受与欢迎。”


陈氏也是团结党里卡士区部青年团团长,他是在亚庇发表的文告中这麽表示。


他指出,团结党的两名领袖出任该两个地区即路阳及里卡士人民发展领袖一职,并不是挂著名衔,也不是要与其他国阵成员党争权,而是真正有心要为人民做出服 务。他表示相信假以时日,人民一定可以看出新任路阳人民发展领袖陈德明及新任里卡士人民发展领袖朱永胜的服务热忱。


陈泽伟也提醒曹德安作为本州资深的政治人物之一,应该协助陈德明与朱永胜二人完成服务人民的心愿,即使有任何不满或意见,都该透过内部磋商的管道,而不是在报章上“呛声”,让人误以为国阵合作的精神荡然无存。


他说:“国阵政府要的是能真正为民服务的领袖,同时各成员党也应该彼此扶持,而不是在没有获得分派官职下,就做出批评。


“马华目前的内部问题尚未解决,所以曹德安就不要在此时把矛头再指向其他国阵成员党,况且我们不知道他此次呛声的动机是否暗渡陈仓之计,实际是故意讥讽马华沙州联委会主席拿督丘克海,以打击后者的声望?”


另一方面,陈泽伟也对民主行动党地政及房屋事务局主任爱德华慕吉表示不赞成陈德明担任人民发展领袖作出驳斥,他指爱德华竟以薪金来衡量为民服务的工作感到遗憾。


他说,爱德华自己也说明,作为专业人士的陈德明出任上述职位所得的薪酬要比他的工作来得更少,由此可见,陈德明乃是出自服务人民的真心。


他说:“爱德华应该是想办法如何来服务和改善人民的生活水平,而不是任何事都以个人所得和利益来衡量。”
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曹氏之‘必需恼羞成怒’是因为整个的国阵官职的委任机制似乎并不存在,加上国阵一直都没有开过亚庇区内的国阵会议来讨论区内成员之间的矛盾,更别说制定计划来巩固国阵,及扭转在区内的劣势了。

国阵在亚庇区的主席是沙巴团结党的署理主席拿督于墨斋医生兼大律师。

在没有咨询其他成员党的情况下,且在所有的职位分配方面是非常明显的由一党独霸包办之操作坏境中;然后又静悄悄的呈上于首席部长来‘夺取’成员党的为民服务的机会和利益,这种行径实属一种自私,不团结,不伦理,近乎‘小人’及不道德的一种政治行为。

这是绝对和完全没有国阵的精神,对国阵是非常不利的不良举措。

如果首席部长拿督慕沙阿曼真的赞同这样的分配职位之做法的话,那麽其它国阵成员党就不应该留下来了。留下来还能贡献甚麽呢?既然一党已能胜任,那麽其它的所谓的‘国阵成员党’还有必要‘厚着脸皮’呆在国阵吗?

东渡已经18年的马华在没人‘看得起’的情况下,是否应考虑退出沙巴政坛呢?因为如果稍为观察近年来的政治利益分配与委任都是本地政党受惠居多,马华作为一个‘外来’的政党,在怎麽努力工作之下也不过如此而已,在如此坏境下,实难成大器也。

马华的遭遇或许‘事出必有因’;因为沙巴的领导层仍然是‘外州人’居多矣。基于此,马华不受本地人的欢迎,
这个推测, 可能性是非常的高,虽然这是‘一个大马’的国度,但是区域情绪及情结还是一直挥之不去矣。

因为马华当年来沙巴的‘目的’已经完成了- 即是协助国阵夺下当年由
沙巴团结党执政的‘反联邦’政府 - 那麽,在如今不‘友善的情况下‘,不禁要问:‘马华现在是否应该考虑退出沙巴政坛呢?‘

也许,我们不该怪首席部长‘宠爱’沙巴团结党,也不该怪沙巴团结党的‘争宠献媚’极尽‘宫心计’的能事,毕竟,’人往高处,水向低流‘,理所当然。

难道其它的国阵成员党反而是应该真正‘自我反省’的一群吗?

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Sugar Subsidy Removal Must Be Supported Without Reservation

政府取消补贴白糖料涨价70%
Asia Times Sabah 2009-12-04 13:12:55
http://www.asiatimes.com.my/news.php?newsid=26233


(吉隆坡2日讯)政府一旦取消对白糖的津贴后,预料本地白糖价格将调高约70%。


业者认为,若白糖价格届时确实调高,他们也是贵来贵卖,无理由吸纳成本,做亏本生意,因此,若将会引发通胀并不稀奇。


马来西亚业粮批发商公会会长吴子联相信,若政府不再津贴白糖,市面上的白糖将起价约70%,或者每公斤白糖零售价不会低于2令吉。


他说,白糖的供应不是问题,只是价格的问题而已,需知目前国际白糖价格高企,如果没有政府的津贴,本地糖价不可能这么低。
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Sugar is bad for health, and is considered as one of the main culprits of all diseases such as diabetes, heart problem, kidney failures etc.

Less sugar intake means better health, and is a blessing in disguise if it costs more to consume it.

People should take this opportunity to cut down on the sugar usage, and save living costs as well as improving health.

Better health also means less individual production loss, and less expenses on medical cares from the government and private individual. Government has been subsidizing both the sugar and the medical care, and that by taking away the sugar subsidy, it not only saves money, but also saves substantial public fund by eventually having less patients suffering from sugar-related diseases.

It's indeed a strategy of 'one stone two birds' from the part of the government.


The removal of sugar subsidy is a most appropriate move by a good government. It shows that the intention is making a lot of sense that has been lacking in years, before now.

A healthy nation is in the making by nabbing it at it's root, before it becomes an unnecessary burden to the nation.

I strongly support this move (of removing the sugar subsidy); and all the government ought to do is stepping up the awareness campaign to persuade the general public the wisdom of accepting it.

However, the waiving of sugar subsidy will definitely trigger another round of 'inflation' in prices of all sugar-related consumer products such as bread, biscuits etc.; but I think it's really worth the risk as the removal also reflects the truth of our cost in consuming the sugar. Government should therefore work harder to raise the income of the public in order to meet this reality.

Talking about raising income of Malaysian, I think the government must do some soul-searching quickly to find a solution, and come out with an immediate action. The government must explains why people are migrating to greener pastures in other countries with a whopping 300,000 of them in last year alone!

To some peoples, no sugar means no life; however, educational campaign to eradicate the overdosing habit of Malaysian on sugar is a noble one, and the battle against this sugar-menace must also be won before the nation heading for another setback in public health care.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Well Done! YB Yee, and Welcome Back

抨击沙巴电力罔顾人民利益“停电已使人民和政府付出代价”于墨斋:不要再找借口沙电必须作出检讨倘若无法改善服务高层应该引咎辞职
2009-12-04 13:12:46 (Asia Time Sabah)
http://www.asiatimes.com.my/news.php?newsid=26217


拿督于墨斋医生。


(本报讯)沙巴电力有限公司近日又实施分区轮流停电,惹火了州资源发展及资讯工艺部长拿督于墨斋医生!


他昨日丝毫不留情面的严词抨击该公司,他指该公司“必须受到谴责”,因为它罔顾人民利益。


他指出,倘该公司仍然无法做出任何改变,其高层人员便应该辞职,让能者取代,“沙巴电力公司必须作出检讨。”


他说:“我们原本期待国能接掌沙巴电力公司后,本州电供会有所改善,可是事实却不然。


不能让人民受苦


“倘任由目前停电情况继续下去,任何一名国阵代议士都会成为该公司的代罪羔羊,但最不能被接受的是会让人民受苦,这不是政府所愿意看到的情况。”


于氏也是团结党署理主席兼亚庇亚庇区州议员,他是在亚庇向报界发表的声明中这麽表示。该公司于本周一宣布,由于数个独立发电站厂发生故障,州内将实施分区轮流停电。


他指出,沙巴电力公司不能再继续寻找借口以掩盖自己的无能,因为其差劲的服务,已使人民和政府付出代价与损失。


屡以故障为借口


他指责该公司每次都以发电厂发生故障为借口,然后逐步中断本州一些地区电供服务,日复一日都是如此,已使得民怨四起,然而该公司却无法提出真正有效的解决方案。


他说,该公司多年来都无法有效提供永续电供服务是无法让人接受的,因为若无法提供这个最基本的设施之一,将使州政府为民带来的发展议程受到阻扰。


于氏表示,政府拨出巨额拨款来推行惠民的发展计划,包括“沙巴发展走廊”和第十大马计划,却因为该公司的差劲服务而受到影响,这对政府及人民而言都极不公平。


因此,不断走访民间后的他挑战该公司管理层走出冷气办公室,下到基层聴取民眾反应,便会知道人民对该公司的作业方式深感不满与失望。


他建议联邦政府以开放竞争方式打破国能垄断,他相信这对改善和提升本州的电供会有莫大助益。


须打破国能垄断


他指出,在没有其他竞争对手下,致使国能办事态度散漫,若出现竞争,情况将会改变。


他说:“我不管是那一家公司,只要能提供稳定的电供,让人民长久受惠,就应该受到支持,否则就将之撤换,这样本州才能稳步向前发展。”

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Wow! The YB is back with the people's voices.

How are we going to develop the state when the main source of all activities, the electricity, is not consistently and reliably supplied?

The people has been suffering (crying) for years on this, in silence.

It's very unfortunate that all the BN's YBs are 'hand-tied' or 'inconveniently' reluctant to speak up for fear of stepping on some body's toes as it's been all the while that the opposition has been the most vocal one on this issue.

There's a saying that if you want to get political favours from your partners especially the one in-charge, you're better be acting 'dumb' instead of showing off that you're knowledgeable or capable.

Some wise guys had said to me that you've to look ignorant and naive in most of your political dealings in order to enjoy your political life, or survive through the jungle of politic, or you'll be in your political wilderness.

Anyone heard of the three monkeys story before?

Blind, deaf, and silence are the virtues of great politician?

No, we shouldn't be silent on issues, because at the end whoever speaks up for the people, will be the most successful in politic.

'Silence politic is no politic', some one once said it, and I just can't recall who exactly had said this.


Our YB Yee said that he doesn't care how SESB does it, as long as people get their electricity power; and I like the way he said it that no matter what costs, just bring me the result first.


Well, I hope that he'd do the same on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital issue! I hope that he could appeal to our PM Najib to deliver the whole thing (solution) for the QEH, and not on 'bits and pieces' manner which is rather ineffective to resolve the people's medical woes.


Of course, our YB Yee should also put pressure on the Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TMB) to give us the high speed broadband that is miserably slow at the moment. If BN wants to win back youngsters votes in next general election, this is the most important thing the government must deliver now.