Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sarawak akan terus stabil dan membangun - YAB KM Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Bin Mahmud




Politik S’wak utama pembangunan

by Agnes Tugong. Borneo Post on March 31, 2013, Sunday
KUCHING: Ketua Menteri Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud yakin bentuk politik di Sarawak tidak akan terpesong daripada apa yang sedang dilalui ketika ini meskipun selepas persaraannya suatu hari kelak.
PENGHARGAAN: Ketua Pengarah JASA, Datuk Fuad Tan Sri Hassan (kanan) menyampaikan cenderamata kepada Taib sebagai tanda penghargaan selepas Program Bicara Rakyat di Kuching, malam kelmarin.  — Gambar Tan Song Wei
PENGHARGAAN: Ketua Pengarah JASA, Datuk Fuad Tan Sri Hassan (kanan) menyampaikan cenderamata kepada Taib sebagai tanda penghargaan selepas Program Bicara Rakyat di Kuching, malam kelmarin. — Gambar Tan Song Wei
Ini kerana, menurut Taib, kebanyakan ahli-ahli politik di bawah kepimpinan beliau memiliki sifat pemimpin yang memberi tumpuan kepada pembangunan masyarakat mengikut dasar parti.
Justeru, beliau percaya dan yakin siapa jua pemimpin selepas beliau kelak, pemimpin tersebut pastinya tetap tidak akan terpesong daripada bentuk politik ketika ini mengikut dasar Barisan Nasional (BN).
“Kalau kita asyik berpolitik, kita akan terpesong kepada bentuk yang berlainan daripada usaha parti kita sekarang ini.
“Tetapi jika kita meneruskan hubungan mendekati orang bawahan khususnya rakyat, maka saya fikir kemungkinan bentuk politik ini akan berterusan dan lebih baik.
“Saya percaya siapa yang akan menjadi pemimpin selepas saya kelak akan meneruskan bentuk politik ketika ini kerana telah mendapat didikan daripada saya sendiri,” katanya.
Beliau berkata demikian dalam temu ramah bagi program Bicara Rakyat yang disiarkan secara langsung oleh RTM dari Kompleks Dewan Undangan Negeri Baharu di sini malam kelmarin.
Taib dalam temu ramahnya tidak menolak dalam politik memang ada individu yang jujur dan tidak kurang yang mahu kesempatan lebih untuk diri sendiri.
Namun katanya, pimpinan Sarawak mempunyai satu sistem memilih calon yang memberi tumpuan kepada pembangunan masyarakat serta bentuk kepimpinan yang ingin mencapai kemajuan di kawasan mereka.
Menyentuh mengenai pembangunan negeri ini, Taib yang telah memimpin Sarawak selama 32 tahun berkata, Sarawak sedang mempromosikan fasa kedua gelombang pembangunan iaitu Koridor Tenaga Diperbaharui Sarawak (SCORE).
SCORE, katanya menyaksikan perubahan dalam bentuk pekerjaan di mana 70 peratus daripada 800,000 pekerjaan yang diperlukan dalam pembangunan ini menuntut tenaga kerja teknikal yang berkemahiran tinggi.
Oleh sebab itu, katanya, kita telah memberi amaran dari awal lagi bahawa orang yang akan mendapat pekerjaan lebih cepat ialah orang yang mempunyai pendidikan teknikal dan bukan sebaliknya.
“Lima hingga 10 tahun lagi, kita akan kekurangan tenaga kerja teknikal dan siapa yang dapat merebut peluang pekerjaan dalam bidang ini akan menjadi pemegang kerja yang cukup tinggi pada masa akan datang.
“Oleh sebab itu, sama-samalah kita mencari jalan yang sesuai untuk mempersiapkan anak-anak kita agar tidak lagi tertumpu dengan cita-cita lama untuk menjadi doktor, peguam dan sebagainya, sebaliknya berubah kepada bidang jurutera, mekanik dan bidang-bidang teknikal yang lain,” katanya.
Program Bicara Rakyat malam kelmarin berlangsung selama satu jam dan turut dihadiri oleh Timbalan Ketua Menteri Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu Numpang serta barisan menteri-menteri kabinet yang lain termasuk ketua-ketua jabatan.



Urbanites still have faith in govt’

 Borneo Post on March 31, 2013, Sunday


KUCHING: Despite the fact that urban dwellers tend to support the opposition, they still have faith in the government, said Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud on Friday.
The chief minister opined that the Internet had contributed much to this change in voting trend but believed confidence in the government could be boosted if the government was serious in providing answers to all queries raised.
Interviewed on RTM’s ‘Bicara Rakyat’, Taib felt that urbanites “could not give their attention to the government” because their experiences had led them to have different expectations from those of their rural counterpart.
He said since the urbanites grew up in city areas they could not understand the problems faced by rural folk.
“They enjoy the kind of development that may not be easy to be implemented in rural areas. They hope to see changes, especially if they were exposed to news from developed countries. This is what is happening in the urban centres,” he said in reply to a question posted by a caller.
Citing Bumiputras in the urban areas as an example, Taib said many of them understood that the successes were not gained automatically as they were from the rural areas and had seen efforts taken by the government to implement rural development.
“Of course, they do question us and expect us to give answers. It is, therefore, our challenge to give them the answers. But they did not lose their faith on us. Unfortunately, in Sarawak, there is only one group which is a bit problematic.
“Too bad, I’m a Bumiputera who can’t speak Mandarin. Many of my doctrines could not reach them, especially those who speak only Mandarin. This is the group with problems because they can’t understand our vision.”
On the question of security command posed by host Syed Munawar Syed Mustar, Taib said the government must inform the people, especially those who reside under the area of Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom), about the latest development.
Sharing his experiences on Rajang Area Security Command (Rascom), Taib said people were scared when Rascom came into being due to a lack of confidence in the government.
“They didn’t have confidence that the government could protect them. However, with stern actions carried out by the government coupled with other measures, we successfully restored their confidence.
“As such, it is essential to boost the confidence of the people when we are facing guerrilla warfare. We need to tell the people that the government will definitely help and protect them from harm. As long as the people have confidence on us, we will gain victory.”
In the one-hour interview titled ‘Sarawak Melangkah Gagah’, Taib also shared his experiences on how he helped to turn Sarawak from a state with an income per capital of RM680 in 1963 to RM40,000 in 2012.
He attributed the success to the 27 ethnic groups in Sarawak, whom he said were aware of the importance of unity to ensure the state could progress further.



Wednesday, March 27, 2013

YAB KM Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Bin Mahmud berdoa Sarawak terus maju




KM harap Sarawak terus maju

by Jessica Jawing. Borneo Post on March 27, 2013, Wednesday
SELAMAT ULANG TAHUN: Taib bersama isterinya Puan Sri Ragad Kurdi Taib memotong kek sempena ulang tahun ke-30 AZAM Sarawak sambil disaksikan Morshidi (empat kiri), Aloysius (kiri), Jabu (dua kanan) dan Jacob (kanan) semalam. — Gambar Muhd Rais Sanusi
SELAMAT ULANG TAHUN: Taib bersama isterinya Puan Sri Ragad Kurdi Taib memotong kek sempena ulang tahun ke-30 AZAM
Sarawak sambil disaksikan Morshidi (empat kiri), Aloysius (kiri), Jabu (dua kanan) dan Jacob (kanan) semalam. — Gambar Muhd Rais Sanusi
Masyarakat perlu diubah ke arah lebih progresif menerusi pekerjaan berkualiti tinggi
KUCHING: Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud yang menyambut ulang tahun ke-32 sebagai Ketua Menteri semalam berharap Sarawak akan lebih maju dan membangun dengan lebih baik.
Menurutnya, beliau mahu Sarawak terus maju ke hadapan terutamanya dalam tempoh 20 tahun akan datang.
Kata beliau, bagi mencapai matlamat itu, adalah penting untuk mengubah masyarakat ke arah lebih progresif menerusi pekerjaan berkualiti tinggi di negeri ini.
“Saya berharap Sarawak akan lebih maju serta membangun dengan peluang-peluang dalam masyarakat kita,” katanya ketika ditemui pemberita selepas menghadiri Majlis Makan Tengah Hari AZAM bersama Penaung 2013 yang bertemakan ‘Empowering Communities to Shape Sarawak’s Future’ di sini, semalam.
Selepas 13 tahun berkhidmat dalam kerajaan persekutuan, Taib mengambil alih tampuk pentadbiran kerajaan negeri pada 26 Mac 1981, apabila beliau sedar bahawa Sarawak terpaksa merangka strategi bukan sahaja untuk membangun, tetapi juga mengejar pembangunan negeri-negeri lain di Semenanjung.
Terdahulu, Taib yang juga Penaung AZAM dalam ucapannya berkata, Sarawak bakal meningkatkan bilangan kaunselor dalam pihak berkuasa tempatan (PBT) pada tahun ini.
Katanya, ia bagi mengajak lebih ramai anggota masyarakat termasuk pertubuhan bukan kerajaan (NGO) serta persatuan bersama-sama menggambar atau melahirkan apa yang mereka mahukan dalam proses pembangunan kerajaan.
“Pada tahun ini, kita berharap dapat menambah bilangan kaunselor kita bagi membolehkan mereka dari NGO dan persatuan bersama kita untuk bersama-sama mencerminkan pandangan mereka mengenai apa yang mereka inginkan,” katanya.
Beliau berkata, ini merupakan salah satu usaha kerajaan menambah baik PBT bagi memastikan perkhidmatan yang disampaikan lebih berkualiti.
“Kita mahu memastikan bahawa mereka yang berkeinginan untuk menyumbang kepada masyarakat dan kepentingan dalam isu-isu awam diberi peluang untuk tampil.
“Dari situ mereka boleh mengetahui bagaimana mereka boleh memainkan peranan pada peringkat akar umbi dan paling dekat dengan rakyat dengan berada dalam majlis tempatan,” katanya.
Mengenai AZAM, Ketua Menteri berkata pergerakan itu akan memainkan peranan lebih besar bagi menghadapi keinginan generasi muda yang lebih sofistikated pada masa kini.
Menurutnya, generasi muda kini bukan sahaja mempunyai idea secara mendalam mengenai proses pembangunan, malah berdepan pelbagai idea dari seluruh dunia untuk diguna pakai dalam masyarakat sendiri.
“Satu perkara yang perlu diambil kira AZAM kini ialah anda perlu melibatkan diri di peringkat lebih besar dan lebih mendalam iaitu perbahasan bersama golongan belia.
“Ini kerana golongan muda kini lebih berpendidikan dan bermaklumat dan saya berasakan mereka berpotensi untuk menyumbang secara serius ke arah pembangunan masyarakat,” katanya.
Taib menjelaskan, antara cabaran yang perlu dihadapi dalam membangunkan golongan belia ialah memberikan maklumat yang betul atau benar mengenai pembangunan yang telah dilaksanakan.
Sehubungan itu, beliau mencadangkan kepada AZAM supaya mengadakan siri ceramah pembangunan dengan kerjasama PBT yang pada masa yang sama memenuhi keinginan generasi muda di Sarawak.
Ceramah bersiri itu, katanya, bakal menampilkan pelbagai profesion termasuk para akademik, penjawat awam dan ahli politik yang kemudiannya memberi iklim berbeza dalam PBT
Sementara itu, Pengerusi AZAM Tan Sri Datuk Amar Mohd Morshidi Abdul Ghani dalam ucapannya berkata, sejak penubuhan AZAM pada tahun 1980-an, AZAM telah berusaha mendekati generasi muda bagi memberi maklumat berhubung perkembangan semasa serta menjelaskan lagi peranan mereka dalam pembangunan.
“Ini telah kita lakukan melalui program-program seperti ceramah sekolah, pertandingan penulisan esei pembangunan, Program Membangunan Kempimpinan dan Komunikasi atau dikenali sebagai AYCC (AZAM Young Communicators Club).
“Malah AZAM mengadakan satu siri aktiviti persidangan video antarabangsa belia,” kata Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri itu.
Hadir sama Timbalan Ketua Menteri Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu, Menteri Kerajaan Tempatan dan Kemajuan Masyarakat Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh, Timbalan Menteri Industri dan Perdagangan Antarabangsa Datuk Jacob Dungau Sagan dan Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif AZAM Sarawak Datu Aloysius Dris.


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

YAB KM Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Bin Mahmud merapati dan berdialog dengan belia




Youths engage in dialogue with Taib

Borneo Post on March 26, 2013, Tuesday
INTRODUCTION: Taib  gives the opening remark.
INTRODUCTION: Taib gives the opening remark.
EXCHANGE OF IDEAS: Taib  talks with participants at the end of one of the sessions.
EXCHANGE OF IDEAS: Taib talks with participants at the end of one of the sessions.
KUCHING: Over 100 youths got the opportunity to get up close and personal with Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud during dialogue sessions organised by Ouryouth.my recently.
During the three-day closed door sessions, groups of over 30 participants comprising university students, lecturers, professionals and entrepreneurs asked questions and listened to advice from the chief minister.
Organising chairman Dato Patrick Liew said the dialogue sessions were the fifth to be organised by Ouryouth.my since its launch in September last year.
Themed ‘Youth the Generation of Tomorrow’ the dialogue was for youths to air their views.
“Our aim is to be the bridge between the young generation and our Right Honourable Pehin Sri Chief Minister to discuss and seek advice on youth-related issues,” he said in a statement issued here yesterday.
Among the subjects discussed were amenities, public facilities and business opportunities for youths, vision for Kuching city and other matters close to their hearts.
Plans for more such dialogues with top leaders in the state are in the pipeline, he said.
The chief minister was relaxed as he shared some jokes and interesting encounters in his many years in politics and government administration.
Taib said such dialogue sessions enabled him to know the interests and needs of youths in the state.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Pillar Foundation mengadakan 'Reverse Forward' Run untuk pesakit-pesakit yang perlukan rawatan dialysis



Reverse charity run raises funds for dialysis treatment

Borneo Post on March 25, 2013, Monday
RUNNING BACKWARDS AND FORWARD: Talip (right) and Aisah (second right) with other participants during the run.
RUNNING BACKWARDS AND FORWARD: Talip (right), Aisah (second right) and Abdul Aziz Adenan (left with Sarawak flag) with other participants during the run.
KUCHING: More than 100 individuals participated in The Pillar Foundation Reversed/Forward Charity Run at the Isthmus Bridge in Pending yesterday to raise funds for those needing to undergo dialysis.
Held for the first time, each participant is required to run backwards for 600m before running forward for another 600m to complete the course.
The Pillar Foundation president Datin Aisah Mahmud in her speech before the run urged participants to look at the symbolic meaning of running backwards and forward, and reflect on the hardship faced by the poor worldwide.
“We also should look at what we have done and how to make a difference in the community. Those in need should never be left out,” she said.
Assistant Tourism Minister Datuk Talip Zulpilip said the event is a statement of Malaysian’s caring nature.
“It is my hope to see more events organised to benefit those in need,” said Talip who is also Sarawak Economic Development Corporation chairman.
Proceeds from the charity run will be used to pay the cost of dialysis for poor and needy patients in Kuching.
The Pillar Foundation was founded in 1988 when it partnered a non-governmental organisation in London to undertake Malaysia’s first international charity programme to help poor African children.
Registered in May 2012, the foundation looks at assisting the poor and unfortunate of urban and rural communities through outreach programmes and activities.
It is not limited to self but also economic development, capacity-building and sustainable self-help.



Sunday, March 24, 2013

PKR supporter Soros pemberi dana kepada Global Witness untuk menggulingkan kerajaan Sarawak






Soros-funded Global Witness

Friday, March 22, 2013
  • Taib Mahmud Norlia Fatimah Tun Abdul Rahman Ya'kub
Was it really a 'sting' operation by Global Witness or was it a well-crafted conspiracy against Taib. (Graphic by:Dayang Norazhar/The Mole)

KUALA LUMPUR: A source has revealed to The Mole that Global Witness, the non-governmental organisation (NGO) responsible for the recent video that allegedly incriminates Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud in questionable land deals, has received funding from an organisation founded by currency speculator George Soros. 

A financial report obtained by The Mole shows that in 2011, Global Witness received £1,249,970 from Foundation Open Society Institute (OSI), which was founded by Soros. That contribution accounted for most of Global Witness’s voluntary income in 2011. 

Among Global Witness’s ‘incoming resources from charitable activities’ in 2011 was £19,083 from the National Endowment for Democracy (NDE), which is in turn largely funded by the United States government. 

Both OSI and NDE have received criticism in recent years for what some say are attempts to influence Malaysia’s domestic affairs through connections to the Opposition, pro-Opposition news websites such as Malaysiakini, and pro-Opposition NGOs such as Bersih and Suaram. 

Kuala Lumpur-based American journalist Nile Bowie wrote last September: 

“As NED hides behind tired euphemisms of ‘promoting democracy’ and ‘fortifying civil society’ around the world, the organization has been accused of manipulating elections and bolstering dissident organizations in an attempt to topple governments in Nicaragua, Albania, Venezuela, Russia, and elsewhere. Government-funded organizations like NED, and others such as Freedom House and the International Republic Institute, exist to further American foreign policy in the countries where Washington has strategic interests. 

“The United States has begun shifting its focus to the Asia Pacific region in recent times, which many believe is a means to counter China’s growing influence. Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim maintains close ties with senior American officials and was even a panelist at NED’s ‘Democracy Award’ event held in Washington D.C. in 2007.” 

Bowie also pointed out that NED funds both Malaysiakini and Suaram, and that the National Democratic Institute – an NED satellite organisation that Bowie identified as pro-Israel – provided funding for Bersih, as did OSI. 

Bowie said Bersih and Suaram “receive funding to cast doubt on the political status quo and to promote dissent”. 

Malaysian journalist Shamsul Akmar wrote in December 2012 that along with Malaysiakini, those NGOs “are either naïve or that they take others to be naïve when they insisted there is nothing wrong or sinister about them receiving funds from Soros, his OSI or other organisations linked to them”. 

Surely, what Soros and the OSI have done elsewhere is not going to stop when it comes to Malaysia. Surely too, Soros and the OSI will aim to use the Malaysian NGOs, which they fund, to pursue their regime change agenda,” Shamsul added.

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Yesterday, The Mole reported that a video by Global Witness claiming to prove Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud's alleged involvement in shady land deals has put the veteran leader under the spotlight.

The video by the NGO has stoked anger among Malaysians especially Sarawakians while Opposition leaders are having a field day in criticising the ruling government and demanding for an investigation to be taken on Taib.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Global Witness video is false : Monetary Authority of Singapore




MAS: 'Sting video' claim about Singapore is false

Video alleging corruption by Sarawak chief minister goes viral in Malaysia


Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmud and his family have been accused of corruption in a clip posted on YouTube. -- PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

A CONTROVERSIAL video alleging corruption on the part of the Sarawak chief minister and his family and that they hide their illicit gains in Singapore drew a strong response from the Monetary Authority of Singapore and Finance Ministry last night.
The 16-minute "sting video" which has been circulated widely online in Malaysia since it appeared on Monday, also alleges Singapore does not share financial information with Malaysia.
Calling that allegation false, the Singapore Government said Singapore has provided full information requested by Malaysia for tax purposes and the two countries have had a good working relationship on tax matters.
"The allegation is simply false," it said. "Contrary to what was claimed in the video, Singapore has to date provided fully the information requested by Malaysia for tax purposes."

Pembunuhan dan keganasan di Lahad Datu sebenarnya sandiwara dan komplot Pakatan Pembangkang?




I was asked and paid, says accused

Borneo Post on March 22, 2013, Friday
TIGHT SECURITY: Police personnel escorting one of the eight terrorists into a police truck after their trial in Tawau High Court yesterday. — Bernama photo
TIGHT SECURITY: Police personnel escorting one of the eight terrorists into a police truck after their trial in Tawau High Court yesterday. — Bernama photo
TAWAU:  The High Court here yesterday was told by one of the men charged with engaging in terrorism in Sabah that he was asked and paid to do so by someone.
Hooland Kalbi, who spoke in the Bajau language and translated by the court interpreter, said this in the trial of the eight Filipinos charged with the offence, including two of them who were also charged with waging a war against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
He also said he was foolish for doing so, but judge P Ravinthran told the court interpreter to explain to him (accused) that it was not necessary for him to say that as his plea would only be recorded after he had obtained a lawyer.
At yesterday’s proceeding, Ravinthran gave all the accused the opportunity to tell the court the charges made against them and also told the court interpreter to explain to the accused the punishment involved.
Hooland was among the eight Filipino charged in the High Court here today with engaging in terrorist activities in Sabah.
This is the second time that a charge for waging a war against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is made in the country after an incident by the Al Maunah group at Bukit Jenalik Sauk, Perak, in 2000.
Meanwhile, Timhar Hadir, who is also charged with engaging in terrorism, told the court that he entered Malaysia last February using an international passport.
He was prevented from saying more by Ravinthran without consulting his lawyer.
Another accused charged with the same offence was Habil Suhaili, who took quite sometime to understand the charge made against him.
Habil, believed to be in his 60s, was not worn the straight jacket like the other accused.
The charge was read to him several times in Suluk.
Habil said he did not commit the offence, but was told by the judge that his plea would not be recorded.
The first accused, Atik Hussin Abu Bakar, who spoke in Bajau, sought the court to explain the charges made against him.
Besides being charged with engaging in terrorism, he is also charged with waging a war against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
The other four accused, Lin Mad Salleh, Basad Manuel, Kadir Uyung and Lating Tiong, said they had nothing to say.
Basad is charged with engaging in terrorism and waging a war against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, while Lin is charged with engaging in terrorism.
Kadir and Lating are charged with protecting the terrorist group.
All the accused were not allowed bail.
Meanwhile, journalists and photographers covering the case were strictly monitored by armed policemen. Only one journalist from each media organisation is allowed into the court and they are only allowed to bring in their note book and pen.
No foreign journalist was seen covering the proceeding yesterday. — Bernama


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Impian Sarawak mampu dicapai - YAB KM Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Bin Mahmud




by Connie Sylvia Mesa. Borneo Post on March 21, 2013, Thursday
Sumbangan usahawan penting realisasi sasaran negeri berpendapatan tinggi: KM
TARIKAN BAHARU: Taib dan isteri serta tetamu kehormat lain memotong reben belon simbolik perasmian Hotel Meritz, Parkson Grand, Golden Screen Cinemas dan Bintang Megamall New Wing di Miri, semalam.
TARIKAN BAHARU: Taib dan isteri serta tetamu kehormat lain memotong reben belon simbolik perasmian Hotel Meritz, Parkson Grand, Golden Screen Cinemas dan Bintang Megamall New Wing di Miri, semalam.
MIRI: Ketua Menteri Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud yakin Sarawak akan mencapai sasaran untuk menjadi negeri berpendapatan tinggi menjelang tahun 2018.
Jelas beliau, sebaik Koridor Tenaga Diperbaharui Sarawak (SCORE) bermula kelak, ia akan mewujudkan banyak peluang ekonomi, sekali gus membuka pelbagai peluang pekerjaan yang mampu memberi pendapatan tinggi.
“Untuk mengubah keadaan ekonomi kita pada hari ini kepada ekonomi moden, kerajaan yakin kerjasama daripada masyarakat khususnya usahawan dari seluruh negeri ini amat penting bagi membolehkan kita mentransformasikan Sara-wak,” katanya.
Beliau berkata demikian pada majlis perasmian hotel terbaharu di Miri, Hotel Meritz di sini semalam.
Hadir sama ialah isteri Taib Puan Sri Ragad Kurdi Taib, Pengerusi Eksekutif Miri Housing Group of Companies Datuk Lau Siu Wai dan isteri Datin Milly Goh, Datuk Pa-tinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan dan isteri Datuk Lorna Enan Muloon.
Taib berkata, kerajaan akan terus memberi sokongan penuh kepada usahawan dalam mencapai matlamat negeri berpendapatan tinggi.
Justeru,beliau memuji usaha golongan usahawan Miri dalam memberi dan menyediakan pelbagai perkhidmatan ke-pada warga Miri.
Jelasnya, apabila SCORE siap sepenuhnya menjelang tahun 2030 kelak, Miri yang berada di luar kawasan SCORE diharap akan turut menerima tempias dan membangun seiring dengan matlamat SCORE.
Peluang ekonomi yang ada, katanya, dijangka berkembang sekali gus memajukan pelancongan Miri yang sememangnya terkenal dengan keindahan alam sekitar.
“Saya yakin Miri turut mampu membangun seiring dengan SCORE walaupun berada di luar kawasan SCORE. Bahkan, Miri yang dikenali sebagai bandar raya peranginan turut menerima tempias pembangunan tersebut.
“Justeru, dengan adanya tempat pelancongan di sini, ia juga akan membantu ekonomi berkembang pesat,” ujarnya.
Sementara itu, Taib memuji usaha Lau dalam memberikan kemudahan perhotelan kepada masyarakat setempat serta orang luar bagi menikmati keindahan Miri.
Usaha serta kerja keras Lau dalam menjadikan Miri tempat yang sesuai didiami patut dicontohi oleh usahawan masa kini khususnya generasi muda, katanya.
Selain Hotel Meritz, Taib turut melakukan simbolik pe-rasmian Bintang Megamall New Wing, Parkson Grand dan Golden Screen Cinemas Bintang Megamall.


Monday, March 18, 2013

Tanjung Manis terus berkembang - YAB KM Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud

Penjana pembangunan Tanjung Manis YB Datuk Norah Binti Tun Rahman Yaakub
YB Datu Len Talif Pendukung dan Pemangkin pembangunan Tanjung Manis


by Addy Ashraff. Borneo Post on March 18, 2013, Monday
LANCAR: Taib melancarkan pelepasan belon sebagai gimik perasmian majlis di Tapak Pesta Belawai semalam.
LANCAR: Taib melancarkan pelepasan belon sebagai gimik perasmian majlis di Tapak Pesta Belawai semalam.  Turut kelihatan sebelah kanan Pehin Sri Taib Mahmud adalah pemimpin lama dan setia iaitu YB Datuk Wahab Dollah
Pelbagai infrastruktur kepada rakyat dan pembangunan setempat dilaksanakan
BELAWAI: Pelan pembangunan strategik Tanjung Manis sebagai destinasi baharu tumpuan pelaburan asing kian rancak berkembang melalui pelbagai pelaksanaan infrastruktur kepada rakyat dan pembangunan setempat.
Ketua Menteri Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud berkata sejak pelabuhan Tanjung Manis beroperasi pada 1990, banyak perubahan dapat dilihat dengan wujud elemen tumpuan tertentu yang mendorong kepada perkembangan perincian strategi yang telah dirancang.
Beliau berkata, permulaannya amat sukar untuk difikirkan bagaimana kawasan itu dapat dibangunkan sebagai satu kelompok industri ekonomi baharu memandangkan faktor ketidaksesuaian keadaan fizikal dan geografinya.
“Saya sentiasa berfikir mencari alternatif bagaimana ingin membangunkan kawasan Tanjung Manis ini.
“Kini segalanya terbukti apabila perancangan yang dibuat berupaya membawa transformasi serta meningkatkan potensi kawasan ini sebagai zon ekonomi utama Sarawak,” katanya.
Beliau berkata demikian pada Majlis Pemimpin Bersama Rakyat, Pelancaran Hari Perhutanan Sedunia Peringkat Negeri Sarawak serta Hari Tanjung Manis dan Hari Daerah Kecil Belawai 2013 di Pantai Belawai, di sini semalam.
Sehubungan itu, Taib memberitahu bahawa impak yang dinikmati oleh setiap rakyat sekitar terus menjadi pemangkin kepada kerajaan dalam usaha memperhebat infrastruktur kepada rakyat sekali gus memberi ruang cerah kepada rakyat, pemimpin dan negara.
“Justeru, kerajaan mengambil keputusan memantapkan kemudahan bekalan air bersepadu dari Sungai Sibu hingga Tanjung Manis sejauh 700 batu jaraknya.
“Ini berupaya menampung keperluan bekalan air rakyat di sekitar kawasan Tanjung Manis sekurang-kurangnya untuk tempoh 10 tahun,” jelasnya.
Menyentuh Koridor Tenaga Diperbaharui Sarawak (SCORE), belia berkata cantuman potensi di seluruh kawasan pedalaman mampu menjadikan ia kawasan zon ekonomi utama.
Sementara itu Taib turut menyeru rakyat tempatan memberi sokongan padu, taat dan sentiasa menghargai usaha murni kerajaan Barisan Nasional (BN) membawa pembangunan untuk kepentingan bersama.
Turut hadir Menteri Kemudahan Awam dan Menteri Pembangunan Perindustrian Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hassan, Ahli Parlimen Tanjung Manis Datuk Norah Tun Abdul Rahman, Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) Belawai Datu Len Talif Salleh

Saturday, March 16, 2013

DAP terbukti parti diktator, menyekat kebebasan bersuara dan tidak demokratik, - YB Abdul Karim Hamzah

Kanselor Kijan


Several BN leaders shocked by DAP’s ‘swift justice’

Borneo Post on March 16, 2013, Saturday
SIBU: Several BN leaders were stunned by the ‘swift justice’ imposed by DAP on its six members.
“The tough measure doesn’t bode well with the party that claims to profess democracy,” they said, adding that cracks were showing in the party.
“I was stunned and shocked by this decision of a party that supposedly professes to practise democracy and freedom of speech,” commented PBB supreme council member Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.
He said he would expect such an action coming only from a communist or an autocratic government.
“The ‘sin’ of the six members was for voicing their disagreement towards the central DAP’s decision on the choice of candidate and surely needn’t warrant expulsion! Is the Sarawak DAP being run by one or two autocratic leaders who dictate the direction of the party?
“Where’s the transparency? I can’t imagine if they are the one managing the government. It might be worse than Hitler or PolPot!” Abdul Karim remarked.
According to press reports, the six were sacked with immediate effect for insubordination and repeatedly tarnishing the party’s image.
State DAP secretary Chong Chieng Jen told a press conference in Kuching on Wednesday that the letter had been sent to all the six members.
The continuous open protests against the party’s decision to nominate Senadin branch chief Lim Su Kien for Miri in the impending general election led to the expulsion of the six.
The group axed had proposed Lim swapped seat with Chong, staging a banner protest recently to get their message across.
Abdul Karim, who is Assistant Minister of Youth Development and Asajaya assemblyman, said, “Where are the many DAP YBs who profess to be transparent, upholding the principle of democracy, freedom and free speech?
“All have hidden their heads in the sand like ostriches and don’t want to be involved…lest the big leader might ‘swing his sword’ again.”
Asked if this was a sign that all was not well with DAP, he figured this could be so.
Nangka assemblyman Dr Annuar Rapaee said yesterday the measure taken by DAP against the six members contradicted its claim on freedom of speech.
“The way I see it, not only there are cracks (in the party), but members are forbidden to voice their views,” Dr Annuar suggested.
Meanwhile, SUPP Sibu branch vice-chairman Daniel Ngieng declined to comment, saying it was DAP’s internal matter.

Setiausaha Politik Ketua Menteri Kaunselor Kijan Toynbee berkata pemecatan itu juga menunjukkan tiadanya perpaduan dalam DAP semasa mereka membuat keputusan untuk menentukan calon-calon yang akan bertanding pada Pilihan Raya Umum Ke-13 (PRU13) kelak.
“Sebaliknya, untuk memilih calon bagi mewakili parti tersebut, ahli-ahli DAP terpaksa bergaduh sesama mereka hingga  terpaksa memecat ahli sendiri kerana masalah disiplin,” katanya ketika dihubungi di sini, kelmarin.