Thursday, June 28, 2012

Villagers happy NCR land gazetted as native communal reserve

CONTENTED: Gani (left) receives a framed title of the land from Adenan (third left). Also seen are Daniel (second left) and Jien (fourth left).
Borneo Post on June 28, 2012, Thursday
BAU: Some 400 families from Kampung Grogo and Sibuluh here can breathe a heavy sigh of relief now that their native customary rights (NCR) land has been gazetted as a native communal (agriculture) reserve.
Kpg Grogo village head Gani Jonek said it was good news for the villagers as it would erase all uncertainties on the status of their NCR land.
“We are very happy that our native customary rights (NCR) land has been surveyed en-bloc and now we can verify that it is our native communal land. When we applied for the perimeter survey in 2010, it was immediately approved and the surveying work commenced in March 2011.
“We really appreciate what has been done by the government. We are content now that we know our land is recognised as NCR land. There will not be any dispute anymore,” he told reporters when met at the ceremony held at the District Office here.
On hand to receive the title was Kpg Sibuluh headman Jien Nyobek, who also shared Gani’s views.
Special Functions Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Adenan Satem officiated at the ceremony, which was also attended by Land and Survey Department assistant director Abdullah Julaihi and Pemanca Daniel Teho.
The area affected under Kpg Grogo is 1,981.99 hectares, owned by about 200 families.
As for Kpg Sibuluh, the area affected is 987 hectares, belonging to 253 families.
Asked on what they would do next, Gani said they would call in Dayak Bidayuh National Association (DBNA) to carry out perimeter survey on the individual parcels of land before approaching Land and Survey for individual titles.
Meanwhile, Adenan, who is also Tanjung Datu assemblyman, was happy to note the enthusiastic response given by the people to the NCR perimeter survey initiative.
“Initially when we started the programme the response was very lukewarm but after a while when they saw us giving out the gazette notification they began to believe we are sincere,” he said.

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

American and Israeli governments attack Iranian computers

Expert Issues a Cyberwar Warning

MOSCOW — When Eugene Kaspersky, the founder of Europe’s largest antivirus company, discovered the Flame virus that is afflicting computers in Iran and the Middle East, he recognized it as a technologically sophisticated virus that only a government could create.
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Mr. Kaspersky, chief of Europe’s largest antivirus company, says only an international treaty would halt online weapons.

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He also recognized that the virus, which he compares to the Stuxnetvirus built by programmers employed by the United States and Israel, adds weight to his warnings of the grave dangers posed by governments that manufacture and release viruses on the Internet.
“Cyberweapons are the most dangerous innovation of this century,” he told a gathering of technology company executives, called the CeBIT conference, last month in Sydney, Australia. While the United States and Israel are using the weapons to slow the nuclear bomb-making abilities of Iran, they could also be used to disrupt power grids and financial systems or even wreak havoc with military defenses.
Computer security companies have for years used their discovery of a new virus or worm to call attention to themselves and win more business from companies seeking computer protection. Mr. Kaspersky, a Russian computer security expert, and his company, Kaspersky Lab, are no different in that regard. But he is also using his company’s integral role in exposing or decrypting three computer viruses apparently intended to slow or halt Iran’s nuclear program to argue for an international treaty banning computer warfare.
A growing array of nations and other entities are using online weapons, he says, because they are “thousands of times cheaper” than conventional armaments.
While antivirus companies might catch some, he says, only an international treaty that would ban militaries and spy agencies from making viruses will truly solve the problem.
The wide disclosure of the details of the Flame virus by Kaspersky Lab also seems intended to promote the Russian call for a ban on cyberweapons like those that blocked poison gas or expanding bullets from the armies of major nations and other entities.
And that puts the Russian company in a difficult position because it already faces suspicions that it is tied to the Russian government, accusations Mr. Kaspersky has constantly denied as he has built his business.
While Russian officials have not commented on the discovery of Flame, the Russian minister of telecommunications gave a speech, also in May, calling for an international cyberweapon ban. Russia has also pushed for a bilateral treaty with the United States.
The United States has agreed to discuss such a disarmament treaty with the Russians, but has also tried to encourage Russia to prosecute online crime, which flourishes in this country.
The United States has long objected to the Russian crusade for an online arms control ban. “There is no broad international support for a cyberweapon ban,” says James A. Lewis, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. “This is a global diplomatic ploy by the Russians to take down a perceived area of U.S. military advantage.”
Russia, many security experts note, has been accused of using cyberwarfare in disputes with Estonia and wars in Georgia.
Mr. Kaspersky said that at no point did he cooperate with the Federal Security Agency, the successor agency to the K.G.B., as the Flame virus was not a threat to Russian citizens.
Kaspersky Lab, he said, felt justified exposing the Flame virus because the company was working under the auspices of a United Nations agency. But the company has been noticeably silent on viruses perpetrated in its own backyard, where Russian-speaking criminal syndicates controlled a third of the estimated $12 billion global cybercrime market last year, according to the Russian security firm Group-IB.
Some say there is good reason. “He’s got family,” said Sean Sullivan, an adviser at F-Secure, a computer security firm in Helsinki. “I wouldn’t expect them to be the most aggressive about publicizing threats in their neighborhood for fear those neighbors would retaliate.”
Last year, Mr. Kaspersky’s 19-year-old son was kidnapped by criminals demanding a ransom. The kidnappers did not appear to have ties to any of Russia’s online criminal syndicates, but Mr. Sullivan says, “It was probably a wake-up call.”

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Peter John Jaban mengaku tidak di culik dan hanya cari publisiti memburukkan imej Polis/Kerajaan Negri

Papa Orang Utan Makes Contact With RFS

sarawakreport Sunday, June 3rd, 2012
Papa Orang Utan - Peter John Jaban
DJ Peter John Jaban has now made contact with his colleagues at RFS.  He called early today and admitted to running away, because he feared he would be hurt if he was questioned by the police (tidak berlaku).
“I can come to a police station with my lawyer, provided the police are not rough with me” he said, citing examples of police brutality (fitnah sahaja dan tiada bukti) against critics of the regime as the reason for his fears.
“I am fearful of what they will do in custody, when you are in their hands”, he added.
But for now Peter explained he feels safer lying low and he thanked everyone who has helped him and shown concern for him over the past few days.
He explained that he had acted on the spur of the moment when 3 people he knew spotted him and flagged down the car he was in, as he left Miri airport in the company of people who had come to help him through any attempts to detain him there.
“They were good Samaritans who helped me get away and I also want to thank Dr Teo and the kind lawyer Alan Ling who also came to assist me.  I am sorry I left so abruptly (dissappear on his own accord)”.
Peter, who was described as tired and tense looking when he arrived at Miri, explained that his actions were caused by his level of anxiety.

Rakyat perlu bersatu, jangan cari jalan untuk bermusuh - titah Agong

KUALA LUMPUR 2 Jun - Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah hari ini bertitah mengingatkan rakyat supaya bersatu padu ke arah kebaikan dan tidak mencari jalan untuk bermusuhan sesama sendiri, yang pada akhirnya akan hanya mendatangkan musibah kepada semua.
"Apakah yang akan kita tinggalkan kepada darah daging kita, anak cucu kita, selaku generasi akan datang. Adakah sebuah negara yang punah atau watan yang makmur sejahtera. Pada hemat beta, semua pilihan ini terletak dalam tangan setiap rakyat Malaysia.
"Sekalipun atas nama politik atau apa-apa organisasi janganlah sehingga sanggup meletakkan ia melebihi kepentingan negara, hatta mengkucar-kacirkan keharmonian. Ini ternyata suatu perkembangan yang tidak sihat dan sewajibnya dielakkan," titah Seri Paduka pada Istiadat Menghadap dan Pengurniaan Darjah Kebesaran Persekutuan sempena Hari Keputeraan Yang di-Pertuan Agong di Istana Negara.
Tuanku Abdul Halim berkata hakikatnya, kejayaan sebenar negara adalah apa yang akan dicapai di garis-garis hadapan dan bukannya tersimpul dalam detik-detik silam dan ia terbina atas harapan, impian, imaginasi dan usaha gigih semua anak-anak Malaysia.
"Dalam aspek ini, beta yakin, tiada sesiapa yang boleh menafikan bahawa keunikan Malaysia adalah tentang pendirian kerajaan yang mentadbir sejak sekian lama menurut kerangka serta acuan kita sendiri. - BERNAMA

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Sarawak’s Dayaks to enjoy benefits of Transformation Programmes - YAB Pehin Sri Ketua Menteri

KUCHING: The Dayak commmunity would stand to benefit through their involvement in the government’s transformation programmes towards achieving a high-income economy by 2020, said Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, here, today.
He said all the transformation programmes mooted by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak could be implemented without any hiccup if together, the people preserved peace and stability in the country.
In his message in conjunction with the Gawai Dayak Festival celebration starting tomorrow, Taib said there were plenty of opportunities available for the Dayaks to improve themselves through the transformation efforts.
He said the close relations between the state and federal governments had further boosted development implementation in Sarawak.
“The people of Sarawak and I appreciate the visits by the prime minister and his deputy (Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin), especially to the interiors of Sarawak to see for themselves the conditions there and approve allocations for the development projects to be carried out..
“So, let’s all move together so that we don’t lose these new opportunities, and we should also be ready to compete using sophisticated skills and positive management,” he said.
According to him, the state government was intensifying training efforts to produce skilled and semi-skilled workers to fill the job opportunities available in the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE).
“Sarawak’s future depends a lot on development in the SCORE area which has attracted investments worth over RM33 billion,” said Taib. — BERNAMA
Borneo Post  on May 31, 2012, Thursday