Thursday, November 29, 2012

Ucapan Penuh Penggulungan YAB Pehin Sri Taib Mahmud di Mesyuarat Kedua Penggal Kedua DUN ke 17

28 NOVEMBER 2012
(Mesyuarat dimulakan pada jam 2:34 petang)
[Tuan Speaker mempengerusikan Mesyuarat]
Tuan Speaker:  Ahli-Ahli Yang Berhormat dengan segala hormatnya saya menjemput
Yang Amat Berhormat Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Bin Mahmud, Ketua Menteri Sarawak,
Menteri Kewangan dan Menteri Perancangan Sumber dan Alam Sekitar untuk
menyampaikan ucapan penggulungan.
Ketua Menteri (Y.A.B. Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib bin Mahmud): Bismillahir Rahmanir
Rahim. Tuan Speaker, terlebih dahulu saya ingin mengucapkan syukur ke hadrat Allah
S.W.T kerana dengan rahmat dan kurniaNya maka kita dapat bersama-sama bersidang
di Dewan yang mulia ini untuk membahas perkara-perkara yang penting mengenai
pembangunan negeri dan kesejahteraan rakyat. Kita juga perlu bersyukur kerana
negara kita Malaysia dan Negeri Sarawak khasnya berada di dalam keadaan aman dan
damai. Walaupun kita ada saksi berlakunya beberapa buah negara-negara khasnya di
Eropah yang mengalami keadaaan sosial, ekonomi dan politik yang kurang stabil.
Kestabilan politik dan ekonomi  yang stabil yang kita kecapi selama ini telah
memboleh kita meneruskan agenda perjuangan dan pembangunan kita untuk membela
nasib dan masa hadapan rakyat kita. Setelah meneliti perbahasan oleh Ahli-Ahli Yang
Berhormat di Dewan yang mulia ini, saya dapati kebanyakan Ahli-Ahli Yang Berhormat
telah membangkitkan isu-isu yang berkaitan dengan pembangunan, kebajikan dan
kesejahteraan rakyat.
Kesemua isu-isu tersebut telah pun dijawab oleh Menteri-Menteri saya mengikut
bidang kuasa kementerian masing-masing. Di dalam ucapan penggulungan saya ini,
saya akan menjelaskan kepada Dewan yang mulia ini betapa pentingnya pembangunan
untuk terus menyediakan tenaga ataupun  energy development yang cukup untuk
pertumbuhan ekonomi kita.
Di dalam konteks pembangunan Negeri  Sarawak, pembangunan tenaga
terutama sekali tenaga hidro secara sistematik melalui pelan pembangunan SCORE
merupa langkah yang paling sesuai untuk memacukan pertumbuhan ekonomi negeri ini
ke arah mencapai status sebuah negeri maju yang berpendapatan tinggi menjelang
tahun 2020.
Sarawak Niche in Global Economy Today
Tuan Speaker, since merdeka, the initiative of the national Government elected
by the people had always been focused on pushing the growth and diversification of the
National economy in order to bail on the success of Malaysia as a prominent commodity
producer.  We could not stay there all the time. We have to move by other strategies
especially by industrialization.
The whole of Peninsular Malaysia was transformed by this new drive. Even
Penang which was planned by British to be an entre port has to revamp its development
plan to make sure it will not be left behind by only relying on tax free position. The tax
free position could not stay forever and when it got to be taken out Penang must be
ready or through, find new base for economy development.
That was splendidly achieved by the initiative of a visionary leader in a person of
the late Tun Lim Chong Yu who through the support of the Federal Government being
the electronic industry that has become the life blood of Penang Island today. This is the
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economy into the big national economy.  So, as to from the construction of two very
expensive bridges, we in Sarawak, like Penang, does not have the same ready made
structure to fit into the uniform pattern of development as the main body of Malaysian
economy. And therefore have to find our own niche to further push our development to
achieve high income status. For us, SCORE is the answer. No matter what pattern of
development, Penang and Sarawak adopt, to keep pace with the Malaysian economy
which we will benefit from the fact that we have the aggressiveness to find the
appropriate role as parts of the world trader as Malaysia has always been for many,
many years.
The rising price of petrol and the changing world market configuration between
the developed and developing world gave Sarawak a chance to carve our own niche in
the new world trades shift.
World Economy Situation
Energy is an important resource for all economies. Countries can even go to war
for energy. Without adequate energy supply, there will be no modern economy. Without
the development of energy resources, there will be no economic growth. The  World
Bank this year reported that Asia Pacific account for 39% of the world‘s energy.
According to its latest available data, which are for 2009, China alone consumes
half of it, at 19%. North America and Europe consume 22% each. India consumes 6%
and Japan 4%. Much of the problem of the global warming issue comes for the burning
of fossil fuels. Fossil fuels account for over 70% of the green-house gas emissions in the
world. Fossil fuels are estimated to account or about 81% of global energy consumption,
nuclear power, nearly 6% and renewable energy nearly 13%.
The preferred shift of world energy consumption is from fossil fuels and nuclear
power to renewable energy. In renewable energy, the areas being explored are solar
energy, wind power, geothermal energy, biomass, hydropower and ocean energy. Most
of these new energy maybe available only at a very high cost.
In reality, it will be the economics of the generation and distribution of energy that
will determine the direction of the trend. Several developments are taking place.
According to the International Energy Agency, there is resurgence in oil and gas
production in the United States, driven by upstream technologies which are unlocking
light tight oil and shale gas resources. This could moderate the rise in the price of
energy. At the same time, the United States will be reducing its import of oil as it could
become the largest oil producer in the world by 2020, with North America expected to
become a net oil exporter by 2030. This is a change in scenario. American oil exports
will go to Asia, which will intensify the security of the strategic route through the Middle
Iraq is striving to be the second largest oil exporter in the world with an eye to
increase export to China.
The demand for LNG will grow in China, India and Middle East. The US will have
abundant supply, this abundant supply will see gas overtaking oil by around the year
2030 to become the biggest fuel in the energy mix. Gas in Europe is trying to regain its
previous predominance, while in Japan, gas is limited by higher gas prices and a policy
to focus on renewable and energy efficiency.
In the last decade, coal met nearly half the rise in the demand for energy in the
world. China and India are projected to account for nearly three-quarters of the growth in BELUM DISUNTING
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coal demand outside of OECD countries. China demand will peak around 2020 and
become steady by the year 2033. India will rise and by the year 2025 will overtake the
US as the second largest user of coal in the world.
Japan and France seem to reduce its use of nuclear energy. Nevertheless,
nuclear output will continue to grow, driven by capacity expansion in China, Korea, India
and Russia. But its share in the global electricity mix will fall slightly over time.
There has been a steady increase in hydropower development and the rapid rise
in wind and solar power. The development of solar energy in the equatorial area is still
not as efficient as elsewhere, and may not be able to give a firm and steady supply of
energy. Bio-fuel supply can be increased in the future but it has to compete with rising
demand for food to supply the growing world population, especially in the likely
occurrence of disruption caused by climate changes. By the year 2035, renewable
energy is expected to account for nearly one-third of the world‘s total electricity output
but at what price?
Sarawak as Energy Producer
Tuan Speaker, we know Sarawak is a major energy producer. It is probably not
on par with the big world producer, but certainly within the context of our population and
our future growth. We have benefited from the development of oil and gas and many
Sarawakians have developed world-class careers as a result. Entire towns like Miri and
Bintulu, in particular, have sprung up because of the oil and gas industry.
It is very clear in the mind of the State economic planners that the energy sector
is a sector that we must strengthen and develop further. Sarawak can become a much
bigger economy, with the availability of energy resources especially if the industrial
sector can be developed more ambitiously. We until now have petroleum and natural
gas. And now, we are going into coal-fired plants and hydro-electric power dams. We
shall also explore biofuels and solar energy in the future, once we are sure of its
economic viability.
Building a Manufacturing Industrial Base
Instead of just exporting our resources abroad, however, we are drawing the
buyers of our resources to do their operations in Sarawak so that more jobs can be
created for Sarawakians in their own country. By this incremental step, we wish to create
a significant manufacturing and industrial base in Sarawak that can generate even more
good jobs and business opportunities to our people in the immediate years ahead.
Attracting investments and investors into Sarawak and creating jobs and
business opportunities are an important step in our development strategy. It is the
inducement of investment and the corresponding build up of talents that we are going to
accelerate the development of Sarawak and equip her to compete effectively with the
rest of the world. We shall build this critical mass on the back of a competitively-priced
energy that is determined predominantly by hydro-electricity power in the energy mix.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Kempen serang fitnah pemimpin dan kerajaan merosakkan ekonomi negri - YAB Pehin Sri Taib Mahmud

Taib: Campaigns to discredit individuals, government are economic sabotage

November 28, 2012
KUCHING, Nov 28 — Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud said today systematic campaigns to discredit individuals and even a legitimate government were tantamount to economic sabotage which warranted a serious response from the state government.  
Taib (picture), who is also Sarawak Finance Minister cum Resource Planning and Environment Minister, said he did not condone such systematic campaigns which tried to prevent a small developing economy from growing even though in a democracy the people were free to assert their wishes.
“Increasingly, we notice that negative actions are being organised in Sarawak to gain global attention and a handful of local organisers seem to lead this opposition to get funding from foreigners,” he said when winding up debate in the state assembly meeting, at Petra Jaya, here. 
“They discredit the government in a web of lies and half-truths wrapped around ignorance and twisted logic,” he said, adding that it was the position of the Barisan Nasional (BN) that the economic strategy was sustainable growth as opposed to economic stagnation.
As such, he said, it would be short-sighted to oppose the construction of dams in Sarawak and to listen to outsiders whose real intention towards the state’s continued development was suspect at best. 
Taib said that having developed the state’s economy with oil and gas, timber and palm oil, the current development strategy was to develop Sarawak’s resources and promote energy-intensive industries in order to build a niche as part of the global supply chain.
It was also a rare opportunity for the government to create good-paying jobs in Sarawak and to stimulate the business and investment environment, he said.
On dam construction to generate hydro power, he said, the state government would carry out its plan to develop hydro-electric power projects to make the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (Score) a success as such an energy development roadmap was important to provide Sarawak with a certainty in its future economic direction.
He said hydro dams had the advantage as a cheaper source of energy besides serving multiple purposes, including flood control, water irrigation, water supply and ship navigation, as well as the development of tourism.
Even International Rivers, an international non-governmental organisation that had spread its tentacles, acknowledged that opposition to a dam did not mean that it should not be built, he said.
Pointing out that the government was serious in ensuring that the hydro dam projects were done properly, he said it established the Sarawak socio-environmental impact assessment (SEIA) process, which was an adaptation of the key elements of international guidelines to Sarawak’s conditions, including the right of the indigenous people to land and land-based activities. — Bernama

Yang Amat Berhormat berucap 'winding up speech' untuk persidangan DUN Sarawak yang berakhir hari ini.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

YAB Pehin Sri turut sumbang Tabung Sayang Gaza Sayang Palestin

Taib lancar Tabung Sayang Gaza Sayang Palestin

Posted on November 27, 2012, Tuesday
PRIHATIN: Taib turut tidak ketinggalan menyumbang kepada Tabung Sayang Gaza Sayang Palestin.
KUCHING: Global Club of Malaysia semalam mengadakan kunjungan hormat terhadap Ketua Menteri Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud di Kompleks Dewan Unda-ngan Negeri (DUN).
Rombongan yang diketuai Datuk Idris Buang turut membawa Tabung Sayang Gaza Sayang Pa-lestin dan pada masa sama memberikan selempang kepada Ketua Menteri.
Menurut Idris, kunjungan tersebut adalah untuk memberi penghormatan kepada Ketua Menteri melancarkan tabung tersebut.
“Bermula hari ini kami akan menempatkan tabung ini di DUN sehingga persidangan berakhir,” katanya kepada pemberita semalam.
Pada masa sama kelab tersebut turut mengunjungi Speaker Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Datuk Amar Mohd Asfia Awang Nassar.
Semasa kunjungan tersebut, rombongan terbabit turut membawa beberapa kanak-kanak untuk meningkatkan kesedaran tentang kesengsaraan melibatkan rakan seusia mereka di Gaza.
Tabung tersebut diperkenalkan untuk membantah tindakan kejam Israel terhadap masyarakat Islam.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Rang Undang-Undang Supply Bill 2013 - YAB Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, Menteri Kewangan Sarawak

SUPPLY (2013) BILL, 2012
Ketua Menteri dan Menteri Kewangan (Y.A.B. Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib bin
Mahmud): Tuan Speaker, saya ingin mencadangkan supaya Rang Undang-Undang an
ordinance to apply a some of the consolidate fund of the service for the year 2013
dibaca kali pertama.
SUPPLY (2013) BILL, 2012
Ketua Menteri dan Menteri Kewangan (Y.A.B. Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib bin
Mahmud): Tuan Speaker, saya ingin memberitahu bahawa Rang Undang-Undang ini
akan dibacakan kali kedua dalam mesyuarat ini juga.BELUM DISUNTING
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Timbalan Ketua Menteri dan Menteri Permodenan Pertanian dan Menteri
Pembangunan Luar Bandar (Y.B. Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri (Dr.) Alfred Jabu Anak
Numpang): Tuan Speaker, I beg to introduce a Bill intituled the Civil List (Amendment)
Bill, 2012 and let it be read a first time.
Timbalan Ketua Menteri dan Menteri Permodenan Pertanian dan Menteri
Pembangunan Luar Bandar (Y.B. Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri (Dr.) Alfred Jabu Anak
Numpang):  Tuan Speaker, I beg to give notice that The Civil List (Amendment) Bill,
2012 be read the second time on 20
November, 2012.

SUPPLY (2013) BILL, 2012
Ketua Menteri dan Menteri Kewangan (Y.A.B. Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib bin
Mahmud): Tuan Speaker, saya mohon untuk mencadangkan satu rang undang-undang
bertajuk ‘Suatu Ordinan bagi menggunakan sejumlah Wang daripada Kumpulan Wang
Disatukan untuk perkhidmatan bagi tahun 2013 dan bagi memperuntukkan wang itu
untuk perkhidmatan tahun itu’ dibacakan bagi kali yang kedua.
Alhamdulillah saya panjatkan kesyukuran kehadrat Allah S.W.T. kerana dengan
izinNya saya dapat membentangkan Belanjawan Negeri Tahun 2013 dalam Dewan yang
mulia ini serta berdoa agar ianya dapat mencapai tujuan seperti yang diingini, iaitu untuk
menyokong usaha kita mentransformasi ekonomi negeri kepada ekonomi
berpendapatan tinggi menjelang tahun 2020.
Dengan terlaksananya projek-projek industri berimpak tinggi di kawasan
pembangunan SCORE lebih banyak peluang perniagaan dan pekerjaan mahir serta
separa mahir akan dapat dijana untuk rakyat negeri ini.
Challenges and Development Thrusts
Tuan Speaker, we are now entering into a very challenging phase of
development in transforming the economy of the state towards that of a high income.  It
is therefore appropriate for me to touch on some of the major challenges that we are
facing in our efforts to transform the nation’s economy, the  State Government  would
continue to focus its efforts on restructuring and transforming the state economy to
achieve Vision 2020. This is even more critical as our state is moving into the next level
of development phase.
While we are proud of our achievements, we must not be contented with our
current success.  Instead, we must strive to do better and benchmark ourselves against
the best.  The future of Sarawak lies in the degree of our efficiency and continuous
commitment to manage the state resources effectively.  The attractiveness of Sarawak
as a preferred investment destination would be further strengthened by our ability to
upgrade our level of efficiency and management skills from time to time.  I am very

happy to note that over the years, there has been marked increase in the level of
commitment among our workforce, with clearer focus and  enhanced capability,
particularly by wider applications of ICT.
Tuan Speaker, as the global economy is becoming more challenging and
increasingly competitive, the resilience of the state economy in the coming years would
determine hour far we could attain rapid and sustain economic growth.  We will have to
restructure our economic base from being a merely production-oriented economy
dependent of natural resources, to a more diversified and value-added economy with
great emphasis on quality products which must be supported by skilled and
knowledgeable workforce to drive us towards a High Income Economy.
Foreign Direct Investors

Tuan Speaker, the state is moving in a big way to attract private sector
investment to place the state in the inner loop of the global supply chain.  In doing so,
we are competing globally for foreign direct investments.  Based on our experience to
draw investors to invest in the SCORE area and their expectations, we have to put in
place adequate supporting infrastructure, pro-business policies and incentives, besides
just depending on the comparative advantages that the state has.  In addition, we have
to create a conducive business environment as well as having committed and skilled
workforce with the right work culture.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

YAB Pehin Sri Taib Mahmud bentangkan belanjawan 'SURPLUS (pendapatan lebih dari perbelanjaan)' RM 4.9 Billion

CHIEF Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud yesterday tabled a RM4.9 billion state budget for next year, with 69 per cent of it going towards development.

Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud looking at the text of speech for the Supply Bill (2013) at the second term of the Sarawak Legislative Assembly in Kuching yesterday. Pic by Mohd Radzi Bujang
He said as Sarawak was a developing state, it was imperative that next year's budget be a development-oriented one.
The proposed allocation of RM3.4 billion for development under the 2013 "surplus" budget is to settle contractual payments for projects under the 10th Malaysia Plan, fund ongoing and follow-up projects, and implement priority and high-impact projects.
The bulk of the allocation, amounting to RM2.04 billion, will go towards investments in industries, and development of tourism, industrial estates and entrepre-neurship programmes.
Besides that, RM220 million has been allocated to improve the state's transport and communication network and the development of transport infrastructure, while RM429 million is for general administration, including improving state government facilities to enhance its service delivery in the implementation of various programmes and projects.
Meanwhile, RM168 million will be used for agricultural activities, including land development, drainage and irrigation, and assistance to farmers; RM214 million for the improvement of public utilities, such as water projects; and RM333 million for social development and community services.
Taib said the sectoral allocations only showed a partial picture of the overall public expenditure as programmes and projects funded by the Federal Government were not reflected in the state budget.
He said he would continue to seek more federal funding under the 10th Malaysia Plan for infrastructural projects, such as construction of roads, public utilities and social amenities, "particularly in the rural areas".
He added that the funds required for the improvement and upgrading of state infrastructure were substantial.
"No state in the country can afford to undertake such development on its own. If the state were to do so, it won't be able to realise such development at the speed and rate we intend to achieve it."
However, he said with the state's close relationship with the Barisan Nasional-led Federal Government, "I am confident that under the 10th Malaysia Plan, the Federal Government will continue to provide more allocations for the development and upgrading of such facilities".
The chief minister said Sarawak's revenue for next year was projected to be RM4.1 billion, with tax revenue expected to be some 23 per cent or RM975 million.
This revenue is mainly from forest royalty and timber premiums, sales tax and land rents, and royalty from raw water and mining.
Non-tax revenue, is expected to generate some RM3.04 billion or 73 per cent of the total projected revenue. This is mainly from oil and gas royalty, compensation in lieu of import and excise duties on petroleum products, income on investments, land premiums, and revenue from licences, permits, property sales and service fees.
Sarawak's oil and gas royalty receipt for next year is projected to be RM1.63 billion.
Its other sources of revenue will include non-revenue receipts, mainly from disposal of assets, which is expected to be around RM9 million, and RM119 million in federal grants and reimbursements.
"The 2013 state budget proposal is expected to generate a budget surplus of about RM803 million," Taib said, adding that it was important to have a balanced or surplus budget to ensure that the state's financial position remained sound. NST
MESRA: Taib bersalaman dengan pemimpin-pemimpin masyarakat sebaik tiba di Kompleks DUN bagi Persidangan DUN semalam.
Lebihan belanjawan RM83j berdasarkan pendapatan RM4.1b berbanding perbelanjaan RM4b
KUCHING: Kedudukan kewangan negeri bagi tahun 2013 dijangka kekal sihat dan kukuh dengan lebihan Belanjawan 2013 berjumlah RM83 juta.
Penjanaan lebihan belanjawan ini adalah berdasarkan kepada jangkaan jumlah pendapatan sebanyak RM4.1 bi-lion berbanding perbelanjaan lazim berjumlah RM4 bilion termasuk peruntukan Akaun Dana Pembangunan (DFA).
Menteri Kewangan Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud ketika pembentangan cadangan Belanjawan 2013 semalam berkata untuk merangsang aktiviti ekonomi dan menyo-kong pertumbuhan ekonomi sepanjang tahun, negeri memerlukan belanjawan yang menjurus kepada pembangunan.
Oleh itu katanya, sejumlah RM3.4 bilion  atau 69 peratus daripada Belanjawan Negeri 2013 dicadangkan untuk pembangunan manakala selebihnya, RM1.5 bilion atau 31 peratus adalah untuk perbelanjaan operasi.
Malah katanya, bertepatan dengan usaha berterusan ke-rajaan untuk memastikan kedudukan kewangan negeri kekal sihat dan kukuh, Belanjawan 2013 dijangka mempunyai lebihan berjumlah RM83 juta.
“Dalam usaha kita mencapai lebih banyak pembangunan yang seimbang dan luas serta menyokong pertumbuhan ekonomi, Belanjawan 2013 juga akan fokus kepada objektif-objektif dan stra-tegi-strategi utama seperti menyediakan peruntukan mencukupi bagi kejayaan pelaksanaan dan penyelesai-an semua projek dalam Rancangan Malaysia Kesembilan (RMK-9).
“Selain itu, Belanjawan 2013 turut akan fokus kepada kesinambungan rancangan jangka panjang transformasi dan penstrukturan semula ekonomi dan sosial bagi me-mastikan pengagihan pembangunan yang sama rata di seluruh negeri,” katanya pada Persidangan Dewan Unda-ngan Negeri (DUN) di Kompleks DUN, Petra Jaya di sini semalam.
Antara lain Belanjawan 2013 juga akan memberikan tumpuan khas terhadap memperkukuhkan  keberkesanan pengurusan kewangan kerajaan negeri serta kecekapan sistem penyampaian.
Pada masa yang sama Belanjawan 2013 juga akan terus memberikan keutamaan kepada perdagangan dan industri, pembangunan luar bandar termasuk sektor-sektor lain seperti kemudahan awam, pengangkutan dan komunikasi, pertanian dan pembangunan tanah.
Dalam perkembangan ber-kaitan, Ketua Menteri dalam pembentangan cadangan Belanjawan 2013 itu semalam turut menjangkakan jumlah pendapatan bagi tahun 2013 adalah mencecah RM4.1 bi-llion.
Pendapatan ini dijangka disumbang daripada cukai pendapatan sebanyak 23 peratus atau RM975 juta, cukai bukan pendapatan (RM3,047 juta), penerimaan bukan pendapatan (RM9 juta), serta geran-geran pusat dan pembayaran semula berjumlah RM119 juta.
“Bagi tahun 2013, kerajaan negeri bercadang untuk memperuntukkan sejumlah RM4 bilion untuk perbelanjaan lazim.
“Daripada peruntukan ini, RM1.5 bilion adalah untuk perbelanjaan semasa sementara selebihnya, RM2.5 bi-lion adalah untuk akaun peruntukan pembangunan bagi membiayai projek-projek dan program-program pemba-ngunan,” katanya.
Terdahulu dalam pembentangannya, Taib berkata Belanjawan 2013 diformulasikan dengan pandangan untuk melestarikan pertumbuhan eko-nomi dengan pengagihan yang seimbang dan pada masa yang sama mengekalkan suasana kondusif bagi pelaburan dan perniagaan.
Belanjawan ini menurut-nya juga memberi tumpuan ke atas pembangunan kawa-san luar bandar bagi mera-patkan jurang pembangunan antara kawasan bandar dan luar bandar.
“Belanjawan ini menggambarkan komitmen kerajaan negeri untuk terus memperbaiki prestasi dan kedudukan kewangan dalam usaha me-lindungi autonomi dan ke-mapanan kewangan.
“Dalam penyediaan Belanjawan 2013, kerajaan turut mengambil kira pelbagai cabaran yang mungkin dihadapi daripada kedua-dua sudut sama ada domestik atau luar negeri.
“Oleh itu, perlu untuk ke-rajaan kekal seiring bukan sahaja dengan pembangunan terkini tetapi juga menjangkakan kemungkinan yang boleh memberi kesan ke atas pembangunan pelbagai sektor ekonomi negeri,” katanya.
Mengimbas prestasi kewangan 2012, Taib menjelaskan bahawa jumlah pendapatan negeri adalah RM4.7 bilion manakala perbelanjaan negeri adalah berjumlah RM4.5 bilion dengan lebihan RM167 juta.


Israel kills children and civilians in Gaza with missiles and artillery

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Awal Muharram 1434H

Antara amalan disunatkan pada bulan Muharam:
  • Berpuasa. Maksud Hadis: Barang siapa berpuasa satu hari dalam bulan Muharam pahalanya seumpama berpuasa 30 tahun. Maksud Hadis: Barang siapa yang berpuasa tiga hari dalam bulan Muharam, iaitu hari Khamis, Jumaat dan Sabtu, Allah tulis padanya pahala seperti mana beribadat selama 2 tahun.
  • Banyakkan amal ibadat seperti solat sunat, zikir dan sebagainya.
  • Berdoa akhir tahun pada hari terakhir bulan Zulhijah selepas Asar sebanyak 3 kali
  • Berdoa awal tahun pada 1 Muharram selepas Maghrib 3 kaliEmpat belas perkara sunat dilakukan pada hari Asyura (10 Muharram):
  • Melapangkan masa/belanja anak isteri. Fadilatnya - Allah akan melapangkan hidupnya pada tahun ini.
  • Memuliakan fakir miskin. Fadilatnya - Allah akan melapangkannya dalam kubur nanti.
  • Menahan marah. Fadilatnya - Di akhirat nanti Allah akan memasukkannya ke dalam golongan yang redha.
  • Menunjukkan orang sesat. Fadilatnya - Allah akan memenuhkan cahaya iman dalam hatinya.
  • Menyapu/mengusap kepala anak yatim. Fadilatnya - Allah akan mengurniakan sepohon pokok di syurga bagi tiap-tiap rambut yang disapunya.
  • Bersedekah. Fadilatnya - Allah akan menjauhkannya daripada neraka sekadar jauh seekor gagak terbang tak berhenti-henti dari kecil sehingga ia mati. Diberi pahala seperti bersedekah kepada semua fakir miskin di dunia ini.
  • Memelihara kehormatan diri. Fadilatnya - Allah akan mengurniakan hidupnya sentiasa diterangi cahaya keimanan.
  • Mandi Sunat. Fadilatnya - Tidak sakit (sakit berat) pada tahun itu. Lafaz niat: "Sahaja aku mandi sunat hari Asyura kerana Allah Taala."
  • Bercelak. Fadilatnya - Tidak akan sakit mata pada tahun itu.
  • Membaca Qulhuwallah hingga akhir 1,000 kali. Fadilatnya - Allah akan memandanginya dengan pandangan rahmah di akhirat nanti.
  • Sembahyang sunat empat rakaat. Fadilatnya - Allah akan mengampunkan dosanya walau telah berlarutan selama 50 tahun melakukannya. Lafaz niat: "Sahaja aku sembahyang sunat hari Asyura empat rakaat kerana Allah Taala." Pada rakaat pertama dan kedua selepas Fatihah dibaca Qulhuwallah 11 kali.
  • Menjamu orang berbuka puasa. Fadhilat - Diberi pahala seperti memberi sekalian orang Islam berbuka puasa.
  • Puasa. Niat - "Sahaja aku berpuasa esok hari sunat hari Asyura kerana Allah Taala." Fadilat - Diberi pahala seribu kali Haji, seribu kali umrah dan seribu kali syahid dan diharamkannya daripada neraka.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Politik Sarawak aman dan tenang

Setahun dua ini telah melihat suasana dan keadaan politik negara tidak stabil.  Demonstrasi jalanan berulang di Kuala Lumpur dan banyak kerosakan harta benda terjadi.  Tidak terlepas juga imej negara di kotorkan oleh rakyat Malaysia sendiri dan keyakinan pelabur asing untuk melabur dalam negara teruja.  Begitu kencangnya serangan DAP, PAS dan PKR terhadap kerajaan sehingga 'ketenangan' negara merudum.

Cauvinis DAP lantang memfitnah kerajaan menindas sekolah Cina namun langsung tidak menyebut bahawa kerajaan 'bossnya' DAP Singapura telah lama menghapuskan semua sekolah kaum (Melayu dan pondok) dan memaksa semua kaum-kaum minoriti di Singapura untuk menghadiri sekolah kebangsaan sahaja.

PAS aka ' Taliban' pula berceramah bahawa sesiapa yang tidak menyokong fahaman politik mereka wajib DIPANCUNG (dibunuh dengan potong kepala).  Antara contoh-contoh kononnya 'ulama-ulama' PAS dan PKR yang  menghasut keganasan adalah 'Ulama Agung PKR' Ustaz (menggelar dirinya) Badrul Amin yang berceramah di khalayak ramai agar Mufti Perlis DIPANCUNG (dibunuh dengan potong kepala).

PKR pula berkempen untuk membenarkan umat Islam murtad (diperkatakan oleh Naib Presiden PKR Nurul Izzah dalam ceramah umum) dan homoseksual/lesbian di halalkan.

Setiap hari dimana saja pelusuk semenanjung Malaysia ceramaha DAP, PAS dan PKR meleparkan fitnah terhadap kerajaan.  Setiap jam atau minit fitnah, cemuhan dan kebencian di ucapkan dalam 'facebook' dan twitter.

Apa sudah jadi kepada negara ini?

Namun dalam keadaan politik yang huru-hara di Semenanjung Malaysia keadaan politik di Sarawak aman damai.

Apakah hikmah atau 'wisdom' YAB Ketua Menteri Sarawak Pehin Sri Taib Mahmud yang melindungi keamanan Sarawak daripada ribut politik di Semenanjung Malaysia?

Kesabaran.  Kesabaran menghadapi segala fitnah dan cemuhan dari DAP, PKR dan PAS.  Malah ada desakan dari pemimpin 'sahabat' BN semenanjung yang mendesak pengunduran YAB Pehin Sri Taib Mahmud namun berkat kesabarannya tidak menjadi 'gaduh besar'.

Kebijaksanaan.  Tidak melatah atau terburu-buru untuk menjawab fitnah dan tohmahan pembangkang.

Ketegasan.  Ketegasan dan kekuatan hati (dalam menghadapi tekanan dan fitnah) untuk tidak mengikut rentak politik pembangkang.  Apabila pembangkang sering menghasut rakyat untuk mendesak yang tidak munasabah dari kerajaan maka Taib Mahmud berdiri tegas seperti ibubapa yang bertanggungjawab.  Tidak 'manjakan' rakyat yang telah termakan manis hasutan DAP, PKR dan PAS.

Keimanan.  Keimanan terhadap Tuhan yang Maha Esa.  Untuk menpunyai ketegasan, kesabaran dan kebijaksanaan untuk mengharungi cabaran politik fitnah pembangkang maka perlu keimanan.  Keimanan yang membolehkan kesabaran kerana tanpa iman maka mungkin tidak sabar atau tidak tahan.

Semoga rakyat dan negeri Sarawak tetap dinaungi dalam keamanan dan kemakmuran.

Oleh Muda Tengah

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Masa depan cerah untuk Saguk - Pehin Sri

There’s a bright future for sago, says Taib

Posted on October 30, 2012, Tuesday

OPENING: Taib signs a poster of the 2nd Asean Sago Symposium; Advances in Sago research and development at DeTAR Putra, Unimas, Kuching. The three-day symposium will run from Oct 29 till 31. Also seen is Dr Khairuddin (second left).
KOTA SAMARAHAN:  The state is intensifying its research on planting sago in estates-like plantations to increase production in a more cost-effective way.
Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud yesterday said the crop has a bright future to become an important commodity on par with palm oil due to its starch which can be used to produce many products.
A total of 100 acres of land in Mukah Division have been allocated for the experimental research to be conducted by Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas). The government has also embarked on advanced consumer and scientific research to maximise the commercial potential of sago.
“The country tends to concentrate on cash crops that can be produced in scientific and cheaper manner. This is what makes palm oil very popular. With proper research, sago can achieve the same success. Although sago research is relatively new compared to other commodities, it is going to become very important in the future.
“In the area of consumer research, basic question on how to increase production to be much more methodical, scientifically and more cost-efficient cannot be left untouched,” he highlighted when officiating at the 2nd Asean Sago Symposium; Advances in Sago research and development at DeTAR Putra, Unimas here.
Considering that sago grows on marginal soil which is mainly inundated by water, Taib who highlighted the need to propagate the crop much more, suggested that areas which were not very productive in the commercial sense be devoted for the growing of the crop.
He believed that the planting of sago in the state could be doubled in the Melanau populated areas, Saratok and Sri Aman areas. He also suggested for researchers to look at the possibility of cloning higher yielding species from Papua New Guinea.
“The experiment in Mukah should be taken a look at while researchers see what needed to be done to improve it. The experiment has enabled the state to arrange a proper water management while at the same time, getting good transportation system.
“Also to be given due consideration is the harvesting of sago which is still proven to be quite difficult. The government has to find ways to harvest sago more efficiently as local labour sources decreased due to urbanisation factor and shifting working trend among the youths from the agriculture sector to other industries as a result of human capital development.
“We need to encourage the people to be involved in the productivity of sago. While the consumer research is still going on, methods on improving labour and productivity in the sago industry should be looked into as well,” Taib pointed out.
He encouraged local researchers to continue involving countries such as Indonesia, Philippines and even Papua New Guinea (due to its emerging sago industry) in their research.
A total of 120 participants are attending the symposium which runs from Oct 29 till 31. Co-organisers of the event included Craun Research Sdn Bhd, Bogor Agriculture Organisation (IPB) of Indonesia, Indonesia Food and Agriculture Organisation and Thailand FAO-RAP.
Unimas vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Khairuddin Abdul Hamid, its Board of Directors chairman Datu Dr Hatta Solhi, Craun Sdn Bhd Malaysia chief executive officer Yusup Sobeng, IPB deputy director (Business and Communication) Dr H. Arif Imam Suroso and FAO-RAP Thailand representative Hideyuki Konuma were among those present.
The symposium will also feature renowned speakers including Hiroyuki Konuma from FAO-RAP, Prof Emeritus Dr Ayaaki Ishizaki from Kyushu University, Dr H.M Bintoro from IPB and Prof Dr Kopli Bujang of Unimas.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Kerajaan Negri bergiat untuk menyediakan pekerjaan untuk rakyat - YB Datu Len Talif Salleh

10,000 pekerjaan disedia kepada rakyat Sarawak

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TAHNIAH: Len menyampaikan sijil kepada salah seorang daripada 145 graduan yang menyertai Majlis Konvokesyen Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Ke-3 Sekolah Menengah Vokasional Matang dan Sekolah Menengah Vokasional Betong.
KUCHING: Sasaran 10,000 peluang pekerjaan disediakan kepada rakyat negeri ini sepanjang berlangsungnya Pameran Karier dan Latihan Sarawak 2012.
Menteri Muda di Pejabat Ketua Menteri (Promosi Pendidikan Teknikal) Datu Len Talif Salleh berkata, pameran yang berlangsung pada 10 dan 11 Disember itu diadakan di Pusat Konvensyen Borneo Kuching (BCCK).
Menurutnya, ia merupakan karnival kerjaya kemahiran terbesar yang pernah dianjurkan dengan melibatkan 250 agensi di seluruh negeri.
“Kami menjangkakan sebanyak 10,000 peluang pekerjaan untuk diisi menerusi temu duga terbuka sepanjang pameran ini berlangsung,” katanya.
Beliau berkata demikian ketika berucap pada Majlis Konvokesyen Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Ke-3 anjuran Sekolah Menengah Vokasional Matang dan Sekolah Menengah Vokasional Betong di sini, semalam.
Len yang juga Menteri Muda Alam Sekitar menjelaskan, rakyat negeri ini terutama generasi muda sepatutnya merebut peluang untuk menghadiri temu duga terbuka yang diadakan.
Menurutnya, Tabung Ekonomi Gagasan Anak Bumiputera Sarawak (TEGAS) akan berusaha mendapatkan 40,000 belia Bumiputera bagi menceburi bidang kemahiran dengan yuran pengajian peringkat sijil dan diploma akan dibiayai sepenuhnya.
“Urus setia TEGAS akan mengiklankan perkara ini dalam masa terdekat untuk pengambilan bulan Disember 2012 dan Januari 2013,” ujarnya.
Dalam pada itu, beliau berkata kualiti pendidikan berteraskan vokasional dan kemahiran di negara ini perlu diperkasa untuk menjadi agenda utama sejajar dengan Pelan Pembangunan Pendidikan Malaysia 2013-2025.
“Ia penting untuk memastikan kesamarataan akses kepada pendidikan berkualiti bertaraf antarabangsa dengan melanjutkan pendidikan wajib daripada enam kepada 11 tahun di mana latihan vokasional sebagai persediaan untuk pekerjaan,” jelasnya.
Tambahnya Malaysia juga perlu mengeluarkan pekerja mahir dan separuh mahir sehingga 40 peratus sekiranya mahu bersaing di peringkat global.
“Untuk tujuan itu, langkah awal kerajaan adalah memperkenalkan Sistem Latihan Dual National (SLDN) di kolej vokasional pada tahun depan,” kata Len.
Majlis konvokesyen semalam menyaksikan Zabbly Linggang daripada Sekolah Menengah Vokasional Betong dan Muhd Nadzirin Shariffuddin (Sekolah Menengah Vokasional Matang) menerima anugerah khas.
Seramai 100 pelajar Sekolah Menengah Vokasional Matang dan 45 pelajar Sekolah Menengah Vokasional Betong menyertai konvokesyen semalam.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Anwar cakap manis saja - YB Abdullah Saidol

Anwar ahli politik yang cuma bijak berkata-kata: Abdullah

KUCHING: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim disifatkan Ketua Setiausaha Politik Ketua Menteri Abdullah Saidol sebagai ahli politik yang cuma bijak berkata-kata.
Menurut Abdullah, Ketua Umum Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) itu tidak mempunyai niat untuk menolong rakyat, sekali gus beliau mengajak agar rakyat Sarawak tidak terpengaruh dengan janji-janji manis pembangkang.
“Saya tidak faham mengapa masih ada orang percaya dengan kata-kata pemimpin PKR yang hipokrit. Mengapa tidak ada yang bertanya tentang banyak janji-janji mereka yang tak tertunai di Selangor dan Pulau Pinang,” katanya yang diminta mengulas tentang lawatan Anwar ke Kanowit dan Kuching kelmarin dan semalam.
Anwar ketika berada di Kanowit berkata, beliau akan lebih kerap ke Sarawak jika pakatan pembangkang membentuk kerajaan menerusi Pilihan Raya Umum Ke-13 (PRU13) kelak.
Abdullah yang juga Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) Semop turut mempersoalkan apa yang telah dilakukan Anwar ketika menjadi Timbalan Perdana Menteri.
“Apa yang dia pernah buat untuk Sarawak semasa dia menjadi Timbalan Perdana Menteri dan Menteri Kewangan. Pemimpin seperti ini tiada keikhlasan untuk membantu tapi jaguh merapu,” katanya.
Sementara itu, Menteri Muda Pembangunan Belia Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah berkata semua orang kenal dengan Anwar yang disifatkannya sebagai ‘Raja Pemberi Janji.’
Sebelum ini, katanya, telah banyak janji yang ditabur Anwar tetapi hingga sekarang ia tinggal janji.
Menurutnya, jika benar-benar mahu membantu Sarawak, semasa jadi Timbalan Perdana Menteri sudah nampak sifat itu.
“Sekarang tiba-tiba jadi penyayang kepada Sarawak dan kerap datang. Semua ini adalah wayang kulit Anwar untuk mengaburi mata rakyat Sarawak agar menyokong dan mengangkat beliau ke Putrajaya,” ujarnya.