Friday, July 31, 2009
PAS president admits making ‘cawat’ remarks By Raynore Mering
KUCHING: PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang has admitted to using the word ‘cawat’ (loincloth) on voters in Batang Ai, but denied he was insulting them.
Dato Sri Dr James Masing VS Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang
He said in a report on NST Online yesterday he was lashing out at Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders for fooling Sarawak voters into voting for the coalition and that it was not his intention to insult the voters.
“I feel sorry for them as they are being tricked by BN politicians. This has resulted in the voters not being brave enough to vote for a change unlike voters in Peninsular Malaysia,” he said at a ceramah in Kepala Batas on Sunday night.
To Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Dato Sri Dr James Masing, however, Hadi’s explanation for what was obviously an offensive comment was nothing more than rhetoric.
He also felt that the explanation was typical of Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leaders who played on the emotions of the people in the hope of turning them from the BN.
“The voters in Batang Ai are smart to vote for a credible political organisation in BN, than to vote for a new set up (PR) which is full of rhetoric and sweet promises which they know PR can’t deliver.
“Hadi will find that voters in Batang Ai vote with their head and not their heart, if he is smart enough to analyse the situation,” Masing, who is Land Development Minister, told The Borneo Post.
Reacting to Ngemah assemblyman Gabriel Adit’s call for forgiveness for Hadi for the remarks, Masing said: “How can the Dayak community forgive Hadi for his insulting remarks. After all we are mere humans and not divine beings as Adit correctly pointed out. For a mere mortal, sometimes the learning process can be costly.”
Adit, who is a member of Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s (PKR) State Leaders’ Council, had said on Monday that if indeed Hadi had uttered the remarks, he should be informed of the truth and facts about Sarawak.
“If he had said it (cawat), then he should be forgiven for his ignorance because he did not know what he was talking about. Forgive him. Teach him,” Adit said.
Hadi had spoken of the ‘cawat’ in a Malaysiakini report on July 11 in the run-up to the Manek Urai by-election.
He also said the voters in Batang Ai did not know how to vote.
He was quoted as saying: “Semua pilihanraya kecil sebelum ini keputusannya memihak kepada kita. Cuma di Batang Ai sahaja kita kalah sebab mereka ini tidak reti undi, pakai cawat lagi. Saya bukan nak hina tetapi tempat yang pakai molek, undi PAS.
“(In all previous by-elections, the results favoured us. Only in Batang Ai did we lose because they did not know how to vote, still wearing loincloth. I am not trying to insult, but those places dressed nicely, vote for PAS).”
In the Batang Ai by-election on April 7, PR was defeated by a BN greenhorn, Malcolm Mussen.
Mussen garnered 3,907 votes to win by a majority of 1,854 votes against Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s Jawah Gerang, the former five-time MP of Lubok Antu.
Held simultaneously with the Batang Ai by-election were by-elections in Bukit Gantang, Perak, and Bukit Selambau, Kedah.
In both seats, BN lost by a margin of more than 2,000 votes.
Hadi’s remarks had incurred the wrath of BN leaders, including Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu, who demanded an apology from Hadi.
The PRS Batang Ai Youth Wing is planning to burn PAS flags in Engkilili town as a show of protest against Hadi’s remarks.
They are now awaiting a police permit for the gathering.
I was vey suprised to read recent borneopost nespaper online which publicity the statement of the Dayak people who were insult by the religious party leader,datuk seri abdul hadi wang which stated the dayak people still wear the cawat cloth despite voting the barisan national party in batang ai state election recently.I did not intend ingnite racial riot among the other communities but to share my view about that statement.
i was very sad and yet disheartening that another degradotory word or statement that issued by the reliogious leader condenming the dayak communities that they wearing the cawat cloth.Despite i am not dayak people,but it was very shamenfull for why this religious leader condenming the other communities.i was very dissappointed of this people who had shallow and uncivilised mind to condenm the other minority community.What they had done definely will going spark the racial riot amont the malaysia.For me,such staement only making the situation getting worse and i could disbelieve of this ignorant and insolent of this cleric leader for making the shamefull statemnt to the other communities.How we are going to promote the one malaysia concept if this people continue to lookdown other race as it looks likes he is racist guy.I am very disapponited of it.I hope that such that leader will shall never never again make that malicious statement in the future.After all we are malaysian people that always live in peace and unity with other communities.We should not lookdown with other communities.As sarawakian chinese people, we should never lookdown to the other communities.i always belive that other peopl have thier own cultural that should respected.Perhaps this religious leader should be dead for making that such stupid and fool statement that degradetory other minority races.
As Sarawakian,i always that leader should responsible for making any staemnt that not offended other communities.Let hope that we as malaysian will always live in tranquility and peace.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
The new DUN icon political which was located at near Sarawak River was launched by his majesty on yesterday 28 july 2009 are became the latest icon of sarawak.Such beautifull building which should be pround by the sarawakian people as our state is democractic state.
The recently launched of the new DUN building becam the latest landmark for the kuching people as well as the sarawak.As democractic state,we sholud be pround for its manifested of the building as a icon democracy which continue became main prinsip in our natin
The story of DUN building was first start when James Brooke led the first state council in Bintulu,sarawak in 19th century which was attended by the tribe chief from various ethnic as well as the the british colonial officer.It was became a first malaysian legislative assembly in malaysia.By the 2oth century the DUN assembly was moved to its new place at the Brooke Old Courtyard House which located near the India street currently.The historic building is still existed and has been listed as tourist attraction.By the 1960s,the sarawak at that time was still in brotish crown colony,the DUN Assembly was again moved to the new palce at the muzium Tun abdul razak.After joining the Mlayasian 16 september 1963,the State Govermnent needed the new legislative Building as well the permanet building.The new DUN Building was build at the petrajaya and was launched by the Tunku Abdul Rahman,then the prime minister at that time.The New DUN Building was lauched as sign of the entering of Sarawak state to Malaysia.The New DUN building was also house of the sarawak government such as Wisma Bapa Malaysia.
In year 2007,Sarawak Government lauched a new plan to build another DUN building to accomated the growing number of the assemblyman seat in sarawak.Today,the DUN Seat Sarawak state is largest in Malaysian with 71 seats.Such the growing number of the DUN seat are needed to accomadate the number of the DUN seat s well as to became the official the house of Sarawak Goverment.The project was lauched and the New DUN Building was build near the sarawak river as well as near to the Astana Negeri.The New DUN Building was unique as it was the style of Commonwealth parliament was usually located near the river.
As Sarawakian, i am very pround of the new DUN building was very important t our state.Despite been faraway from my homeland, i always believe this new landmark will beacme great icon for sarawak as well as the Malaysia.Let hope that the democracy of Sarawak will continue to posperous and it is hope the Sarawak goverment continue develop and build our nation in the future so that our people will continue to move forward in the future.Kudos to them.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
The Demolition of the Kuching Historical building;Another brutal policy for the sake of the development by the Big Fish BN.
It was very disheartening and sad news for the all sarawakian people especially the Kuching peopLE that this historical building located at Gambier street in kuching will soon demolished to pave of the development of the another extension of the Kuching Waterfront to the Brooke Dockyard Shipping.To me,this tottaly brutal and savage for why this old historical building should be sacrife in the name of the development by the gredy people.
Friday, July 10, 2009
the history of sarawak.
The orang ulu warrior.'Agi idup agi ngeleban'
The diversity ethnic and multicultural of sarawak people.
THE CAT STATUE IN PADUNGAN ROAD,KUCHING
It is very disheartening yet another half baked policy.to me,as a malaysian citizen ,this cleary show us that our current leader are idiot and making unwise decision regarding of the ppsmi current policy which from 2012,the teaching of PPSMI back to Bahasa malaysia as medium of instruction in science and mathematic.
To me,this is very pathentic and yet another sign that our country will back to backward nation.As a student,by using english as medium of instruction in teaching science and mathematic,it will definely bringing our nation to move foirward .It is because in tis modern world,we cant denied that all knowledge that based on the science and mathematic subject are using the english language.after all,the most spoken language that spoken by people around the world is ennglish as well as the mandarin,spanish and french.It is very disappointing to us as why this best policy should reverse back.why they have to do this.to me,this should not happened.if our country really want to move forward and produce the best human capital,we should continue the PPSMI policy as the best way to ensure our country move advanced nation as well as able to produce the best young people who will became a future leader in future time
I am very sympathy especially to the students either primary school and secondary school.They are one who have suffers of this backward policy.To me,it is seems like they are white mice that been used as experiments to experiments certain thing.I really sympathy of this people.Why they have to suffer of this policy.
Can we have single education policy that reliable yet suitable to our children without sacrifes future of them.As a students i really wish that the end of the day,our children in today and the future will able to get a best education witout constant changing policyand hassle of it.
let hope in the future, our children will able to get a best education so that they able contribute their effort to our beloved nation.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
As malaysian,why we have to cahange this policy.From 2003 policy of PPSMI which is introduced by our ex-prime minister,Tun Dr mahathir Mohammad envisioned the policy of PPSMI as great stimulus approach which good to our nation as our nation badly or poor in science and technology field.By having such policy whic is teaching science and mathematic in english ;our student will be able to be best student as they able mastering not english language but keep breast of the latest development in terms of science and technology.But today,sadly and disheartening to us especialy to me and malaysian people because the sudden change of policy back to Bahasa malaysia as medium of instruction give warning sign that our country will definely left behing in terms science and technology field.
the worst case scenari is that the student itself who became victiom of this experiment @policy by the ignornat butch and the idiot minister as well as the minisry of education itself.Deep down in my heart,i very sympatised to the parents,teachers,as well the most important is our student,the younger generation who have bear the burden ad suffer of this latest policy which is definely disheartening to them.To me this student as our future generation been treated like a white mice as experiment things.
why we have to change this latest policy back to old policy? why we dont have a single constant or permanent policy which can guarantee to produce a brightest student without to sacrifice our students itself?
i really sad of this sudden policy because this right time to have PPSMI in our school to produce best student.I really sad and disheartening andf sympathise to student who working so hard mastering the english language as well as the parents who have to buy books text for the children and the most important things,our teacher who worked so hard to use this english language to teach them in PPSMI.
As malaysian citizen and student,i really sad of it.It looks this education minister are not making wise decision but instead making this situatiuon getting worse.i wont be suprised if some malaysian people have also same view of this policy.
Eventhough that the teaching of PPSMI back to all policy ,as malaysian,i support of the PPSMI as main policy to produce the brightest student in science and mathematics fields
I hope that it never repeated again.