6 Mar 2011

Scavengers of Kuching – Sarawak’s Shame

Scavengers of Kuching – Sarawak’s Shame

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Waiting hopefully at the re-cycling dump for something they may be able to use or sell to buy food

While Taib Mahmud used his BN party convention (staged at the new Borneo Convention Centre, which he corruptly hired his own family to build and manage) to lash out at the ”liars and cowards”, who dare criticise his policies of ’progress and development’, Sarawak Report took receipt of a tape, some interviews and photographs.

The material shows the scavengers who scrounge their living out of the re-cycling dump in the car park of his own Borneo Development Corporation!  The scenes take place every day just 150 meters from the office of his political secretary Karim Hamza, who also enjoys the job as Chairman of the BDC.

Sarawak is Malaysia’s richest state and has a small population.  Billions have been raided from the jungles and from oil and all this wealth is plainly reflected in the vast homes and wealth of the Taib family and theirbusiness associates.  However, it is clear that sharing some of this wealth with the people he took it from is not part of that policy of ‘progress and development’, for which Taib so loudly refuses to apologise.

We have learnt that many of these scavengers, who wait to crowd around the cars drivers who come to dump their old and broken things, have come from the Stampin Resettlement Scheme – they had been promised a better future by BN, but as so often, the promises turned out not to be straightforward.

Waiting for the car to stop and the rubbish to be chucked out!

Each tiny plot costs RM 10,000 and if the settler cannot pay it they cannot claim title to the land, even if they have shouldered the cost of building a house.  This swamp land also needs earth filling to be suitable to build on and this costs another RM 8,000 for the impoverished natives, making ‘resettlement’ even harder to achieve. Most of these low-paid or un-paid settlers have no hope of meeting such costs.

As the Chief Minister sets out to destroy even more of the country with his new mega-industrial ‘development’ programme, SCORE, the half million further natives who are threatened with displacement as a result should consider these scenes, which show their fellow people who suffered first.

Very important person?

Of course, such petty problems, which affect so many thousands of natives who have been displaced from their lands by ‘development’, appear to be beneath the attention of Taib Mahmud, who arrived at the convention in his customary Rolls Royce.

Even less so his politician son Rahman, his once rumoured successor, who was too busy enjoying his skiing and jet-set lifestyle (according to his facebook) to bother to turn up at all.  However, Sarawak Report thinks it is appropriate to report some of the stories of anguish behind the stampede as each car arrives at the dump, especially during the week of International Womens’ Day.

Everyone matters – women struggling to survive

We however do think it is worth investigating the human stories behind the mainly women who are waiting at the dumps all over Kuching.

Just a squatter, so who cares?

Nuratiqah binti Abdullah told us she is 34 years old and has three children aged 8, 9 and 15. Her family lives in resettlement area but on land without a Temporary Occupation License. Therefore she is unable to access basic utilities such as water and electricity. At night, her house is lighted up with only one bulb running from a car battery.

The home was partially damaged when fire broke out 3 weeks ago. The children’s school uniforms were lost in the fire. Her husband is jobless and occasionally joins her at the recycling centre. Invalid father-in-law lives together with them. He receives RM150 in welfare monthly.

A generous RM 200 a month to take care of her children and elderly Dad?

Nanong binti Sidek is aged 37. She lives within the resettlement scheme. Her dependents are two young children; son 12 years, daughter 9 years, for which she receives RM200 in child welfare support monthly. Her husband deserted the family 4 years ago.

She lives with an aged father, who suffers from diabetes and heart ailments. She formerly worked as waitress in a coffeeshop, but was unable to withstand constant scolding by employer. She has been scavenging since 2008.

Kiat anak Resat is 69 years old. She too resides in Kampung Stutong Baru, which forms part of the Stampin Resettlement Scheme. The resettlement scheme itself is made up of 1154 lots of land. She formerly worked at a construction site for 6 years before she took to scavenging for the last 4 years.

Hardship in old age.

Her husband is wheelchair bound due to a stroke, for which they used to receive welfare of RM60 per month for 2 years until it stopped. She has 5 grown up children; her 3 sons have no fixed income (one is an alcoholic), her 2 daughters are already married with families and contribute little support.

Down the road from the dump can be found some of Kuching’s wealthiest developments.  Taib’s other son Abu Bekir’s apartment at Village Grove is about 300 meters away and he must pass them every day.

Abu Bekir’s fabulous wealth is un-earnt, because it came in state hand-outs in the form of contracts and concessions given by his Dad.

However, the old man clearly does not believe in extending such generosity to the mothers and old women who are suffering in his resettlement schemes. They are expected to pay impossible sums to take advantage of the housing schemes advertised by BN as opportunities for the poor.

At 22 the sole breadwinner and no support

Betty anak Gelangyan is 22 years old and the newest to the group. She is also from Kampung Stutong Baru. Her mother is 43 years old and unable to work as she suffers from epilepsy, for which she received welfare of RM70 per month for 2 years before it stopped.

Betty works in coffeeshop RM400 per month to support her family and a 19 years old school-going sibling. To try and supplement their income she started scavenging 4 months ago.

Our source told us that according to the ladies, although they keep some of the salvaged items for personal use, they also try to use it to barter for foodstuff such as rice with the neighbours or with the local grocery shop where they live.

As they do not own transportation, they travel to the recycling centre in Borneo Development Centre by bus, which is about 5kms from Kampung Stutong Baru.  It is not believed that Taib referred to this form of ‘progress and development’ when he lectured his supporteres on launching “an all out battle” on the opposition, who are calling for more fairness in the distribution of Sarawak’s wealth.

Has struggled with 4 children, 3 disabled one now dead.

One male scavenger was Hipni bin Bahdi, who is 35 years old. Unlike the others, he lives in Kampung Tabuan Hilir. He has 4 children; 12 yrs, 6 yrs, 4 yrs and 3 yrs. The 3 youngest has neurological deficiencies. Arising from it, the 6 year old died in April last year.

Receives RM300 monthly disability allowance for the children. Aside from his wife (34 years), he also supports his 64 year old mom and 28 year old brother who suffers from a hole-in-the-heart. Has a night job barbecueing Satay for RM25 a night. Aside from scavenging from the recycling centre in BDC, he also scavenges from another 3 locations as he owns a motorcycle; Kenyalang, Tabuan Laru and 3rd Mile.

These are the people forgotten in the so-called 30 years of ‘progress and development’ by BN.  One woman told us that her family had been pushed out of their home in Kotoa Samarahan when the state took their land for a development scheme for which they received minimal compensation – she said she had never seen the MP for her area, Sulaiman Taib, son of the Chief Minister.  

There are nearly 10,000 such squatters in Sarawak and many more in resettlement schemes after losing their lands to ‘progress and development’.  Nearly all have discovered that life in a resettlement is costly and hard and that there are huge expenses demanded by the government, but no jobs to pay for them.

Hipni bin Bahdi’s children. Life-long burden without help.

Cheek about democracy!

If Taib returns to office and starts rolling out SCORE, then many tens of thousands more Sarawakians will face the same disastrous fate as these squatters and re-settlers.  However, as BN has failed to register three quarters of the people in so many of the areas that stand to be affected, these people will have no chance to vote one way or the other!

His his speech Taib had the cheek to quote Abraham Lincoln on democracy, “Government of the people, by the people, for the people”.  In fact, as everyone knows, Sarawak is governed by the Taibs and only for the Taibs and most other people don’t get a look in!

  • Aussie

    BN called them Indonesians.

    • http://Hotmail Orang2bangkit

      THE WRETCHED OF THE EARTH- SCAVENGERS FROM MIRI RUBBISH TIP TO KUCHING TAIB RUBBISH TIP.

      "Sarawak is Malaysia’s richest state and has a small population. Billions have been raided from the jungles and from oil and all this wealth is plainly reflected in the vast homes and wealth of the Taib family and their business associates"- Sarawak Report.

      This describes one of the consequences of Sarawak becoming a Malayan colony. It should be added that oil is monopolised and plundered by our colonial master UMNO in Kuala Lumpur.

      May we all be reminded that with only 2.5 million people we all can each be a millionaire if the wealth stolen by Taib and cronies and the oil wealth stolen by Kuala Lumpur is divided amongst ourselves. This cannot be done as we are not master of our country and control exploitation of our rich resources.

      It is heart wrenching to read this Sarawak Report. Before we were forced into Malaysia, we knew of poverty but people could still live off the land. The people were not starving as the land and rivers were bountiful and clean. We were rich in many ways.

      The shame is on Taib and the UMNO PBB BN governments who have since created such a deplorable situation in the Capital Kuching!

      From 100 years as an independent state to 1941 and colonised from 1942 to 2011 (Japanese occupation 1942, British colonial rule 1946, Malayan annexation and colonial rule 1963) we have slide down further in our social development. This message is repeated to drum home into our minds that we have remained a subjugated and enslaved people. (Stop wasting time arguing about party politics).

      The Malayan colonialists were to bring "development" and "social advancement" – promises made by Tunku Adbul Rahman leaders and traitors like Taib who lied to the people to justify annexation of Sabah and Sarawak by Malaya.

      Now after 47 years the richest colony becomes the poorest with massive impoverishment of the innocent people caused by the Taib PBB BN landgrabs and stripping of timber wealth.

      SARAWAK PARADISE BECOMES TAIB'S RUBBISH TIP

      This "development" lie has now created a new lower class of wretched and totally dispossessed people- as SR reports there are many scavengers who have to survive by making a living from other people's thrown away things.

      The whole of Sarawak has been thrashed by the greed of the ruling class- timber land stripped bare, soil erosion and floods, air pollution, pristine rivers become muddy sewers, log jam disasters, rivers dry up….

      The rich enjoy themselves with the stolen wealth in their holiday resorts and jet set around the world, amass expensive properties.

      Readers may be also aware scavenging to survive was first reported in Miri not many years ago. This cause a huge uproar (from PBB BN) when it was reported that there were "scavengers" digging rubbish in some Miri tip.

      Taib PBB BN style "development" has taken us down to the level of many Indian and Filipino cities of having a "scavenging class".

      Writers have described this type of social development as the "violence of colonialism".

      We may be pre-occupied with scrambling and brawling about who is to be the next CM or what valuable ministerial post we can grab but don't lose sight of the fact we are just fighting over peanuts thrown down to us by Kuala Lumpur our colonial master.

      We can vote but this will just continue our status as colony. PKR can pay every $100 or more to take them over the poverty line. It does not solve any problem. We want real social transformation.

      To to change our lives we must take back control of our country. We cannot let a foreign colonial master dictate and run our lives.

      We must all think seriously about how to gain national independence, take back control of our resources and use it for the good of the people.

      We must rise up and free ourselves from Malayan colonialism!

      ……………………………………………………………

      Read Franz Fanon's book:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:The_Wretched_of

      There is now no excuse to completely blame UMNO government suppression of reading material. It is free on the internet for everyone.

      • Ex-Insider

        1. Sarawak present income from Oil and Gas Exploration Industry should be in the range of RM 300 million to RM 500 million per day or maybe more. Let's take an average of RM 350 million per day X 30 days = RM 10.5 Billion per month. RM 10.5 billion X 12 months = RM 126 Billion per year.

        2. It have been 38 years, since Abd Rahman Yaakup, Sarawak then CM signed up an agreement with Tun Abd Razak in 1972 to accept the 5 % royalty. So even if we consider an average of RM 110 billion per year throughout the 38 years, it's still accumulate a staggering figure of RM 4.180 trillion within that period. Just imagine what Sarawak could turn out to be with that!

        3. Not to forget all those more expensive daily requirements as compare to those paid by our W. Malaysian counterparts. M'sian Govt. imposed the highest import taxes in the world on vehicles. And yet again, Sarawakian are paying 8K – 9K more than those in Malaya on Ford, Mazda, Suzuki and some other imported marques. (for examp: Suzuki Alto, a compact, entry model, cost RM 44K in W. Malaysia as compare to RM 52K in Sarawak. (For M'sian made cars, we are paying RM 3k more). By right, if directly shipped from it's origin country to Sarawak, it would cost more or less the same than the price in Malaya, maybe 1 or 2k more, that would be acceptable.

        WHY SO MUCH PREJUDICE? Is Sarawak just your Gold Mining that would end up for a dump site? The worst culprits of them all: MAMAK KUTTY AND PEK MOH.

        • http://Hotmail Sarawakbaru

          SABAH & SARAWAK INDEPENDENCE and TERRITORIAL SOVEREIGNTY ARE OUR INALIENABLE NATIONAL RIGHTS

          Ex-Insider that just the point Orang2bangkit is making.

          You have the inside story and you can see the falsehoods in the arguments for our being forced to be part of Malaysia such as:

          1. Sabah and Sarawak were not economically developed (backward) and only Malaya could help to develop our country! (How patronising!- Our country ended up being raped and plundered!)

          2. Eradicate poverty- (Malaysia created more poor Sabah and Sarawak people!)

          3. Protect us from foreign invasion if we are part of Malaysia.

          Neither Points 1 and 2 have been even 10% fulfilled. We experienced the reverse development and greater impoverishment of our rural population. The TRILLIONS (oil revenues) you worked out could have easily made us all millionaires and with plenty of money left over for "development".

          As for point 3 Sarawak has actually been militarily occupied by Malaya since 1963 with British help at the beginning. This was the real invasion diguised as "protection"- very familiar sounding British Imperialist trick! Malaya alone could not have defended us without British might.

          The invasion scare was of course Indonesia's noisy "Gangyan Malaysia" campaign plus badly executed military probes which the experienced British had no trouble to tackle.

          Now, if in 1962 Britain had agreed with the political forces of Brunei Sabah and Sarawak to form a unitary state of North Kalimantan and guaranteed to stand by to protect this new state while it could train up its defence forces there would be NO INVASION FEAR!

          However, unfortunately Sabah and Sarawak were walkover cases despite the Brunei Independence Uprising. The Uprising backed by Indonesia was used as the pretext to deny us our national independence by quick annexation into "Malaysia".

          However, Brunei was given the choice not to be part of their annexation plan. The Singaporeans made a conscious choice to "join" but this did not last long and it left the federation.

          Now both this situation raises the question why Sabah and Sarawak are LOCKED into Malayan rule without the right to get out of Malaysia. If what is good for Brunei and Singapore why can't we also have the same right?

          The answer is crystal clear. Both colonies are oil and resource rich and are huge land territories. The UMNO government treats the colonies as their FIXED DEPOSITS generating huge income for their private pockets. All these years TRILLIONS have disappeared. Sabah and Sarawak have been so plundered that they are now reduced to the poorest colonies.(UN report)

          That does not mean we cannot get out. East Timor fought Indonesian invasion and 25 years occupation and won its independence in 1991 and after an independence referendum.

          South Sudan was occupied by North Sudan and plundered of its oil resources for the last 50 years and it fought a war of independence and has now won its referendum for independence. Independence will be declared soon.

          Warmest Congratulations E Timorese and African brothers and sisters. You should be proud of yourselves and the sacrifices you made for your freedom!

          Summary of reasons why Sabah and Sarawak should be free of Malayan colonisation and have their own independence.

          1. Sabah and Sarawak were politically and physically separate territories before 1963. Sarawak had its own distinct national identity developed over 100 years of independence before Malaya was even thought of as a federation in 1957.

          2. Both Sabah and Sarawak have enough resources to make them economically more powerful than Malaya and they can be fully self sufficient and DEVELOPED if not for the 47 years plunder by UMNO Malaya.

          3. With their wealth both colonies can develop their own well equipped armed forces to defend against the Malayan occupation army if necessary. The Dayak soldiers will defend our country with distinction. Why can't we stand proud?

          4. Brunei and Singapore are surviving and prospering without having to be colonised by Malaya. It exposes the lie about "Malaysia" being good for Sabah and Sarawak. We can all see and agree that we have suffered greatly and our country has been stripped of its wealth and environment damaged and worst of all the people dispossessed of their land.

          Is this what we bargained for with "Independence in Malaysia"? To be plundered?

          5. Malayan rule is outright colonialism and the UN should examine this issue again and move for a referendum in these colonies.

          There are a number of solutions for Sabah and Sarawak that could be tried but Kuala Lumpur will never let go off such rich colonies.

          1. Demand a referendum for independence- unlikely to be granted.

          2. Use the coming election as a mock referendum and vote out the UMNO PBB BN as if you were voting for independence. Try it! If this is put up as an non binding election test of public opinion most of us will fight to queue up to vote. The danger is UMNO will rig the results so the impact will not be great.

          3. Our history says Sarawak youths- Dayaks Malays and Chinese united to fight the annexation of Sabah and Sarawak into Malaysia from 1962 to 1990 under the name of People's Army of North Kalimantan (PARAKU). Their struggle was against foreign domination and exploitation by Malaya and to gain national independence. The guerrilla war ended in 1990 with a ceasefire but sadly Sarawak remained a Malayan colony.

          So the people must again decide if this is one way of achieving their national independence.

          4. The Peaceful way to achieving independence is proposed in this letter below just received and the people involved want to bring to the UN the issues troubling all Sabahans and Sarawakians as colonies of Malaya.

          From the Common Interest Group Malaysia (CigMA)

          "Jambun said that non-compliance (with "Malaysia Agreement") raised two questions, namely whether a compliance mechanism must be set up; or whether both Sabah and Sarawak should appeal to the international community and the United Nations.

          The latter option, he said, “would be to facilitate the departure of the two states from the Malaysian Federation. Singapore (1965) is a precedent”.

          All Readers can help in this campaign if they wish just by circulating this letter and they will be doing your colonised country a favour.

          Answer the call of your Motherland to gain our freedom from Malayan rule!

          Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2011 15:10:00 +0800

          Subject:

          Dear fellow Sabahan & Sarawakian-please read and circulate

          CigMA wants Sabah, Sarawak referred to UN

          Joe Fernandez

          March 7, 2011 Free Malaysia Today

          A human rights movement believes it is time United Nations rescued Sabah and Sarawak from the 'gross violations of human rights'.

          KOTA KINABALU: An ad hoc apolitical human rights movement in Sabah wants to bring the “ambivalent” status of Sabah and Sarawak to the United Nations and place it before the international community for deliberation and final resolution. The NGO, Common Interest Group Malaysia (CigMA), feels that after nearly 50 years of Malaysia, “it must be clear by now that it cannot continue to be business as usual in Sabah and Sarawak”.

          “Already, the federal government has been in non-compliance with the 1963 Malaysia Agreement,” CigMA co-chairperson Daniel John Jambun said in a talk entitled, “The root causes of poverty in Sabah, Sarawak exposed,” here over the weekend.

          He identified the 11 major reasons for poverty in Sabah and Sarawak. They are:

          * Proxy state governments;

          * Under-representation in the Malaysian Parliament;

          * Unfair revenue-sharing;

          * Five percent oil revenue;

          * No oil and gas infrastructure;

          * No Borneonisation of the federal civil service;

          * Adat ignored;

          * Loss of the one federation, three territories status;

          * Illegal immigrants on the electoral rolls;

          * National Cabotage Policy; and

          * General non-compliance of the Malaysia Agreement.

          Jambun was one of the seven speakers at an “Inter-party dialogue and leadership” seminar organised by the Borneo Heritage Foundation (BHF) in association with the ad hoc United Borneo Front (UBF).

          The others were Jeffrey Kitingan, Nilakrisna James, Zainal Ajamain, Dr Chong Eng Leong, Amde Sidik, and Yong Teck Lee.

          Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) adviser Simon Sipaun moderated.

          Jambun said that non-compliance raised two questions, namely whether a compliance mechanism must be set up; or whether both Sabah and Sarawak should appeal to the international community and the United Nations.

          The latter option, he said, “would be to facilitate the departure of the two states from the Malaysian Federation. Singapore (1965) is a precedent”.

          Compliance mechanism

          Jambun said that it was unlikely that the Umno federal government, “obsessed with ketuanan Melayu” (Malay dominance and supremacy), would ever consider any compliance mechanism for the Malaysia Agreement or give justice, belated as it may be, to Sabah and Sarawak.

          “This must be borne in mind by those who are currently flogging the Borneo Agenda with the hope that the federal government will come to its senses,” said Jambun in a reference to UBF’s agenda. “It (compliance) is a case of too little, too late.”

          The departure of the British colonialists in 1963 saw the handover of the two Borneo states to new colonialists in Peninsular Malaysia, Jambun said, adding that “these are those who believe in the vile and racist master race policy of ketuanan Melayu”.

          The ketuanan Melayu policy in Sabah and Sarawak, he added, was kept going by local proxies of the ruling elite in Putrajaya.

          Furthermore, he opined, “these stooges of Putrajaya are traitors” who have allegedly participated in the colonial divide-and-rule policy of keeping the Chinese and majority non-Muslim natives out of the political mainstream and from the leverages of power.

          “To add insult to injury, they have willingly participated in the marginalisation and disenfranchisement of their fellow countrymen,” alleged Jambun.

          This, according to him, was done through the placement of illegal immigrants on the local electoral rolls and the granting of MyKads through the backdoor by Putrajaya.

          “What happened to the security promised us by federation in 1963?” asked Jambun. “This is one of the major reasons for grinding poverty in Sabah and Sarawak.”

          He noted that the World Bank confirmed late last year that Sabah and Sarawak had achieved “the dubious distinction of bring the poorest and second poorest states in Malaysia”.

          He wants to know whether both states agreed to federate together with Malaya and Singapore in 1963 to end up “at the bottom of the dung heap” along with the marginalised and disenfranchised elements of the third force in Peninsular Malaysia.

          “Even more than the Chinese and non-Muslim natives communities, it’s the local Muslim native communities that are now feeling the brunt of marginalisation and disenfranchisement,” said Jambun. “They see their already small stake under Article 153 of the Federal Constitution being shared with the instant natives created from among the illegal immigrants.”

          In Sabah, he noted, the local proxies of Putrajaya have now been dispensed with and Umno itself has struck roots to take half the seats in the state assembly and half the Sabah parliamentary seats.

          He thinks that Umno invited MCA, MIC, Gerakan and the PPP along for company to mask their true intentions “and recently came up with the so-called 1Malaysia policy”.

          This, in his view, “further ensures the continued enslavement of Sabah (and Sarawak)”.

          Gross violations

          In Sarawak, meanwhile, Umno is poised to enter the state in the manner that it has done in Sabah, warned Jambun.

          “This is to ensure that the majority Dayak community will never be able to rule their own state.”

          Jambun said that it was time the United Nations rescued Sabah and Sarawak from the “gross violations of human rights taking place”.

          He also wants the UN “to help restore our sovereignty and territorial integrity and guarantee our security”.

          He added that something must be done, and done quickly, before the situation further degenerates into “an even greater vicious cycle of poverty, ignorance, disease and violence”.

          Jambun said that the departure of Singapore from Malaysia in 1965 raised the question of whether the original federation of 1963 still existed or whether Sabah and Sarawak have been quietly incorporated as two of the states in the 1957 Federation of Malaya (now masquerading as Malaysia).

          “This (1957) appears to be the case and must be considered seriously by our legal fraternity,” he said. “They should convey their views as well on this issue to the governments of Sabah, Sarawak, the federal government, the government of the United Kingdom and the United Nations.”

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          WE FULY SUPPORT SUCH A MOVE ALTHOUGH THE REASONS DO NOT CLEARLY SPELL OUT THAT SABAH AND SARAWAK ARE PLUNDERED AND EXPLOITED AS MALAYAN COLONIES

          SABAHANS AND SARAWAKIANS RISE TO THE OCCASION- WE HAVE COURAGEOUS MEN AND WOMEN WHO ARE PREPARED TO MAKE A STAND FOR ALL OF US.

          ALL OF US MUST UNITE TO SUPPORT THEM SO WE CAN EVENTUALLY FREE OURSELVES for INDEPENDENCE FROM MALAYAN COLONIALISM AND PLUNDER!

        • mike

          Ex-insider, Sarawakbaru and others here,

          CALL FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY MARCH IN EVERY MAJOR TOWN IN SARAWAK ON 1ST JUNE 2011. IT WILL BECOME OUR NEW AND TRUE INDEPENDENCE DAY!!! WHAT GAWAI IS THERE TO CELEBRATE THIS YEAR WHEN OUR PEOPLE HAVE NO LAND – MUCH LESS ANYTHING TO HARVEST!!!

          WE NEED TO COME TOGETHER IN PUBLIC DEMONSTRATION ON THIS GAWAI DAY ABOVE ALL DAYS TO RECLAIM WHAT WE HAVE LOST!!! GAWAI DAYAK 2011 WILL BE OUR TRUE INDEPENDENCE DAY – HARVEST OUR BELOVED STATE OF SARAWAK FOR OUR CHILDREN AND THEIR FUTURE!!! HARVEST IT BACK FROM UMNO & PUTRAJAYA, TAIB, JABU, CHAN AND ALL THIER PROXIES!!!

          CALL FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY MARCH!!! 1 JUNE 2011!!! LEST GIVE A NEW MEANING TO HARI GAWAI!!!!

      • md sidek din

        Dont blame taib blame ourselves. i read a hadith which says that you get a ruler befitting of you.

        • http://hotmail NO LAND NO HARVEST

          NO LAND NO HARVEST NO GAWAI

          MIKE of all the thousands or words said by bloggers, you have made one spot on succinct summing up of our DIRE situation.

          What you say is SO TRUE.

          Thousands of Dayaks now have NO LAND TO HARVEST crops for Gawai Day as all their land has been stolen by the Taib gang.

          Already many Dayaks are going hungry and now some have to SCAVENGE to survive!

          Very soon there will be no point to celebrate Gawai at all!

          We will be too poor to celebrate without food on the table!

          Dayaks your patience and forbearance must be trully admired but all your land will soon be GONE – if you don't unite and fight back against the land robbers!

          Let's make this the focus of our campaign to take back our land AND our country Sarawak!

          "NO LAND NO HARVEST NO GAWAI!" (SMS!)

          Unite and rise to take back our land and country!

    • MichaelNg

      But these "Indonesians" are needeed comes election time & a Rm100 or so, will continously get their votes.

    • http://google cucuk belian

      I dont think cdak tok urang Indon. They look like any typical Sarawakian to me, just like me. Expect this to happen, it just a matter of time ajak. Those days, whenever we reached KL, we will notice quite a number of people tido di kaki jalan, homeless,mintak sedekah n so on, we find it rather sickening coz in Sarawak, those kind of people is nowhere to be seen. But now…..things has changed dramatically. Is this what actually being meant by POLITIC OF DEVELOPMENT??? I bet both Oxford and Cambridge will find it rather confusing to understand, probably they might have to redefine the meaning of DEVELOPMENT in their next version of English Dictionary!!!!!

    • http://hotmail Sarawak Independence

      MANGKOK MERAH – GAWAI INDEPENDENCE UPRISING

      If we can all unite for independence on Gawai Day, this will certainly be officially Sarawak independence day!

      It will be inspiring if ALL Sarawak people will stand up as one to demand our independence before we are left with NO LAND TO HARVEST!!!

      It may happen on Gawai Day if all the Dayaks now start to pass around the MANGKOK MERAH (RED BOWL) from village to village throughout our land and enjoin their parang ilangs to sweep out the common enemy the Malayan colonial government and occupation army. It may then be a possibility to have our independence.

      However the lack of Dayak and all Sarawakian unity will make it a fizzer. Sorry to say that. We all need to unite- Malay Dayak and Chinese – every Sarawakian!

      The SMS campaign in February 2011 calling for the Central Padang demonstration in solidarity with the London and Ottawa demonstrations only exposed our weakness. No one turned up. It only succeeded in panicking CM Taib who alerted the SB and FRU and were quietly posted around the Padang. It was a false alarm.

      By Gawai time the elections may be over and done with. It is expected that the PBB BN may retain power with a reduced majority.

      However, we can "demonstrate" by voting to reject PBB BN rule at the polls soon.

      This will not gain our independence or change things overnight but if we all vote AGAINST the PBB BN it will be to get rid of the parasitic criminals who have scavenged all our country's wealth.

      FURTHER, SMS the message for all to use the vote as a "Vote against UMNO PBB BN as a referendum for Sarawak Independence". SMS this sentence or similar message. This will raise everyone's spirit and aspirations on one single occasion!

      Independence cannot be instant. The People's Army of North Kalimantan fought national liberation and independence from 1962 to 1990 and ended in a ceasefire. We need leadership organisation commitment unity and hard work before we can achieve independence day.

      It is symbolic that some poor people have been reduced to scavenging on a rubbish tip next to one of the Taib family companies' spanking new HQ built of the money they scavenge from our land. Taib and cronies have practically reduced Sarawak to a rubbish tip with destruction and pollution of our land and rivers and air.

      IF UMNO PBB BN is kicked out for real at the election then Gawai would certainly be the BIGGEST celebration in 47 years. Also for those Dayaks who have woken up and see they can be their own master of their Fair Land Sarawak they must seriously ponder and consider the next step for independence.

      If it is possible that the Opposition can unite and win the elections, all Sarawak people must use this opportunity move forward to gain independence.

      Independence is our inalienbale right!

  • Tukai Tina

    Not the fault of BN Government they claimed.BN only cares for their masterjee Taib and Sarawak must be ruled forever by the family and cronies.Doggie Chan said help me and now let see whether he has the gut to help these poor Sarawakian.

  • san tet

    I didn't see any BIG ISSUE here…

    • ibat

      You're right, it is no big issue in the story as it goes. The big issue is about people like you who don't care about the inequitable distribution of profits from 30 yrs of 'Politics of Development'. Sarawak is already top of the list as the 2nd poorest place in Malaysia. Will the situation deteriorates further? Taib is not to blame entirely because you and many more do not care. Now THAT is THE issue.

      • Ajinomoto

        Thanks Ibat for hitting a nerve out of San Tet. People like San Tet are the main contributors to Taib's enormous accumulation of wealth and lust for power. San Tet unfortunately represents 90% of Sarawak people's voice and perception. For their lack of education, uncultivated civilization and beggar mentality, we the outsiders seem to do them a favor by making them see the light at the end of the tunnel. Even then, they are also unappreciative lot. So, the next thing we could do is to let them rot in the land reigned by their beloved grand thief of the century, Taib Mahmud.

    • lkl

      I don't know whether you are genuine in your comment or you are here simply to provoke. But it's hard to see how a reasonable person can't see the many issues behind these stories. All it takes is compassion and a inquisitive mind. Further, I've read quite a number of your comments here, they are- outstanding nonsense.

      • http://bernardendok@gmail pantakngelambai

        Dear Voters of the countrythe "instant maggie mee" will be distributed in Sarawak very soon.PM and TPM will be coming for that next week.Get ready to take it,but don`t forget "vote for change".We want to get back 18 points of Sarawak Agreement they signed before.

    • lim

      san tet,

      if large scale poverty is not a BIG ISSUE, what is?

    • http://sarawakreport nyapdeking

      Are you buta or are you deaf?.Ada mata pura-pura tidak nampak ada telinga pekak!!!!!.Shame on you.

    • bong

      F**k Your Mother la….Bcoz u R Rich…that why dont c any issue..

  • http://- iban samarahan

    san tet, u see somethinmg literally, use ur brain and heart than u will see. i dont want to call u stupid like the bn dogs.

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  • Iban Layar

    BN leaders have told the whole world that BN is caring government, but why the poor have to survive from the sale of re-cyling dump? Where is Sharizat and her mission e-kasih programme?

  • Nk

    This guy is probably the richest man in the world. poor people of sarawak suffer due to his selfishness.

    • http://sarawakreport nyapdeking

      Never mind bro. One thing for sure.Even how rich a man in this world of God ,one day he will fill the blow of his SIN.

  • ibat

    taib said in situations like this, you will find the fault is with the people themselves. Remember he said that those people who remained backwards or poor are those who did not take the opportunity to be rich. Those who are rich became so because they were willing to grab and make full use of opportunities. karim rahman hamzah, taib's very able spin man, defended this findings of his boss very well on RFS if I'm not mistaken. Of course taib did not mention that there is a queue for such opportunities and he did not say how to get at the front of the queue. Apparently, his family did and that's how they can own the state land beside the airport. See? Why didn't those honourable 'scavengers' who are very near that land take the opportunity to grab it when it is right under their nose? He said his government is the government of the people. If people own the government, then government land is people's land, right? So people of the BDC Recycle Centre.. take this opportunity to grab government land around the area while we bear some semblance of democracy, and then recycle it to the towkays for big payday.

    Better still, why didn't these people take the opportunity to vote out taib through the many opportunities during past elections? Talk about missed opportunities! Despair not, one such opportunity is coming soon.

    p.s. names of persons mentioned have been purposely written with small letters – not typo error.

  • lkl

    Do they vote and who did they vote for?

  • Anak Sarawak

    Next Sarawak state election, sure they vote for BN. Hidup BN Sarawak

    • http://sarawakreport nyapdeking

      Bro. That are the things that I just can`t understand with our dayaks people. Come next election majority of them will vote BN only because of several ringgit.Isn`t that stupid?

  • Jack Wong

    I agree with you, ibat! Nice "facts and figures" – sort of!

    Take a look at another "scavengers to be" – the unfortunates of Upper Bengoh Damn!

    I'm wondering about the new scavenging premise…

    • http://sarawakreport nyapdeking

      This is how the state government led by the white

      devils making rubbish out of our races.He is laughing loudly at us now.What a shame thing to see.

  • ideh miriek

    An eyesore to some but those illiterates have to do it just to make ends meet.The vocabulary here is SURVIVAL. Based on the stories being related above, it seems that their plights/sights at the dumping area were merely"ignored' by the lawmakers esp. those in the office of BDC. Certainly BDC can do something to help out these peoples, not neglecting them for tourists, foreigner or the locals to make bad comments about Sarawak. In life, ALL humans want to live happily, NOT only the POLITICIANS. Remember, POLITICIANS were elected by the rakyat, so be mindful with your promises before the election day esp. to help the unfortunates and needy.

    Calling to all Citizens of Sarawak, pls make up your mind in the next GE. Do you think its still worthwhile to elect the same BN representative in your area ?

    How can BN say the opposition will not be able to run the government like BN, IF THE OPPORTUNITY IS NOT GIVEN TO THE OPPOSITION YET.

    Well BN, any comment on the good performance of P Penang and Selangor ONLY AFTER 3 YRS RUNNING THE STATES ? What say you ?

  • anembiak sarawak

    san tet is a blind person. you only see the surface not in depth. In many country, poverty is main issue because it related with the development status of the country or the bolotment status of a person in the country. Did you see that there are something wrong with our democracy in our country? i think san tet also can not see it either.

  • caypull

    Masalah negeri sarawak terlalu percayak ngan taibkah atau sarawakian nang bodo…..jangan salahkan BN sebab memang terbukti BN banyak membantu rakyat juak tapi masalahnya apabila dipegang oleh PAK TAIB,PAK JABU,PAK CHAN,PAK SELEMAN,PUAN NORAH,ADENAN sidak akan molah SARAWAK MACAM 3 ABDUL……TAIB BANYAK BELAJAR DARI P.RAMLEE PUN MOVIE. NANGGA BETAPA BODONYA ORANG MELAYU, BUMIPUTERA TERUTAMANYA. Berik sikit dah diam..SIAPA BERANI MENEGUR TAIB?abang jo berani?adenan berani?jabu berani?RAKYAT YANG ADA KUASA KALAU MOK KUARKAN PENYAKIT CARI PUNCANYA.SIAPA PUNCANYA?TAIB?UCAPAN TAIB DAH MERIK TAUK KITAK ORANG JANGAN UNGKIT SIAPA MERIK MAKAN TAK ORANG?TAIB NGATOR DUIT RAKYAT MACAM MAHMUD PUN RETA DIPOLAHNYA…..SO RAKYAT SARAWAK UNDI BN TP MERIKKAN BYE2 NGAN TAIB,SULEMAN,CHAN,JABU…CUKUPLAH SIDAK..30 TAHUN.MUN KANTAU 1000 SEHARI DAH JUTAWAN DAH WOOOO

    • Cabul

      Apa kenak undi BN juak Caypul? Bukankah setiap undi untuk BN bermakna undi untuk taib juak? Sebab, semua sidak dalam BN sanggup jilat dubur taib, sesiapa berani mempersoal apatah lagi membantah/mencabar akan dipancong taib dan macam2 lagi. Nanga ajak Abg Abu Bakar.

  • B Saing

    SR,

    This is very interesting article that exposes the wide gap of the ‘have-nots’ and the ‘haves’ at the door steps of Taib’s family and his ministerial cronies. But what attract my attention the most is the availability and the distribution of welfare benefits given to the ‘have-nots’ who are scavenging for livelihood. Correct me if I am wrong, a closer examination of those who got the most welfare benefits appear to be associated with names that include ‘bin’ or ‘binti’, and those names with ‘anak’ got the least welfare benefit at RM60-70 monthly for only two years. This may only a random selection of people for the story, but it seems to me there is a racial discrimination against those with the names ‘bin’ or ‘binti’, and as very one knows in Sarawak, the name bin or binti is associated with Muslim. Is this a racial or religious discrimination on the part of Welfare Department who approves these welfare benefits? I hope that SR can investigate further on this issue. There are many poor and down trodden people of all races in Sarawak, and the welfare benefits should be given equally, regardless of race or creed.

    My apology for diverting from the real issue of Taib’s politics of development and corruption.

    B Saing

    • ningkan

      I totally disagree with on the bin n binti issue the foochow of sibu got the most out out of this government the rest gots crumbs !

      • imam frustrated

        benar cakap kitak ia ko,sik ada dapat madah org islam dapat kaya,yang kaya foochow,yang kerja gan taib sidak bidayuh.tait paling suka bidayuh,pernahnya madah pasal kerja sidak bidayuh paling setia.jangan madah sik tiat semua crony taib sapa kerja gan sidaknya…..bidayuh gan foochow,

        • kurmann

          it's the "divide and rule" tactic.. can't you see it? Taib is very good at that.. exploit the poverty stricken bidayuh who are happy to participate in his game, he gives them crumbs they support him.. aided by some bidayuh leaders.. but not all, not all bidayuh. Hey, it's not healthy to generalize, is it?

        • kurmann

          @imam frustrated; it's the "divide and rule" tactic.. can't you see it? Taib is very good at that.. exploit the poverty stricken bidayuh who are happy to participate in his game, he gives them crumbs they support him.. aided by some bidayuh leaders.. but not all, not all bidayuh. Hey, it's not healthy to generalize, is it?

      • kurmann

        the Foochows know how to exploit the situation, pressure them.. support the Opposition, then you get something. There are more Ibans/Dayaks than the Foochows, so why can't they exert the pressure?

  • Meggie

    The case you point out is only the tip of the iceberg. These poor people being robs in the daylight. How come only Taib so fabulously rich while most of sarawakians barely have anything to feed their stomach? SHAME on you taib, where is your dignity and the honesty your son talking about?

    • http://sarawakreport nyapdeking

      Bro. He is not thinking about DIGNITY anymore. You know what ?He is very-very worried about his age. Not that long.

  • Anti-Kleptocrats

    Shame on Jabu, Masing & Mawan not even able to help these people of ythier own kind as all dicucuk hidung by Taib !!!

    • http://sarawakreport nyapdeking

      Hei kawan you baru tau kah siapa mereka bertiga ini.Pompoan YOU.Kaki…….

  • cabik geronong

    Thia senario is not only happen in Kuching.It happen all over the state. Mengemis di negeri sendiri this is what has happen!! Sarawakian has lost their sense of pride and spirit of fighting due to goverment decades of propaganda and brain washing.They have left it to fate.

    • ningkan

      even idiris jala is mengemis in Kuala Lupur like so many other Sarawakian, wat you see in the picture above is just a handful, just go to airport at every festive season you can see all the scavengers from sarawak(professional Bro) comming back from KL :) cos there isnothing in sarawk for them any more want to open laksa stall now alsono customers !

      • imam frustrated

        betul iban semua di k.l sama macam melayu…..foochow ajak cantrol sarawak pakai duit gam taib…hidup taib semua org sarawak sayang gan nya ia sik ada yang buat apa aoa beblogg ajaklah.

      • http://google cucuk belian

        Totally agrees with u bro. I am one of them, its not becoz I luv being here, it just that there seems no hope left for me in Sarawak. The term mengemis, is rightly highlighted. Does'nt matter, whether di Sarawak or else where, most of us Anak Sarawak udah confirm jadi Pengemis.

        I mentioned it in my previous comment and I'm gonna say it again, How on earth Sarawakian being categorised as amongst the poorest in Malaysia when Sarawak itself being labelled as one of the richest state???? Can never digest it, the only probability left might be the poor Sarawakian has and will never be part of Sarawak ajak lah.

        I raised question on education aid, something that might help to develop anak Sarawak through proper education system. This is among the easiest and direct approach to prepare, to change and of course to break them away from being end up jadi pengemis or worst still, adding to the long list of golongan masyarakat miskin. Anak anak Sarawak sememangnya popular dengan keupayaan utk jadi pelajar cemerlang, but if no assistance is provided, they always end up jd pelajar sederhana. Kita ada minyak n gas, SHELL n PETRONAS should gives priority dgn anak-anak Sarawak. Kayu balak kita ada, and I believe dari sia lah sumber utama Sarawak Foundation. Tapi kenak susah gilak mok give support, mcm2 syarat mesti diekot. Sepatutnya anak Sarawak nok masuk Universiti ya automatic dapat pembiayaan samada dari Shell, Petronas or paling burok lah Sarawak Foundation. This area kita benar2 kenak relook lagik, if need be, change its policy. If we fail to rectify this problem, we will remain like what we are today and our future generation will automatically be a member to our current club of hopeless society. Think about it

        • father zakariah butr

          cucuk belian,you a smart man,until your have the Prince of Peace,you will never overcome.no matter how hard your try,just be open and read about Abraham,Isaac and Jacob,how until today their generation are bless.search for more then what your eyes and mind can see and understand.open the eyes of your heart.you will see where the answer lies.no way out for this people and every one for that matter.see my youtube posting,i have millons of Arabs with me and hearts being open.just give me a second before its too late for you.dont worry just have an open mind.

    • DatoSean

      bagi pengetahuan saudara saudari org sarawak ni ada susah sikit nak di employ kat sarawak sendiri mahupun di kl.. sebab mereka ni terkenal dgn sikap keje sekejap2 then ikut suka hati nak berhenti.

  • sarawakiana

    These are hardworking people, earning their dollars and cents noble way. They are helping to keep our city clean by doing recycling and recovery of materials.

    They used to do recycling at Kuching old landfill I supposed, which I believe can make more money back then. But now even the rubbish business (including recycling) is monopolies-ed…

    If you're very sure you will not be using your old rice cooker, tv, radio, blender, kettle…give it to them…

  • Tiarama

    Indeed Taib's progress and development created more and more natives unable to support themselves. While the thief minister up taking their lands for himsel or for his brothers and sisters.

    The fact is: given the natives their lands untouched, they would at least be able to plant their own food. Now their lands are gone, that's a Sarawak Tragedy!

    June 1 should be the day all dayaks should rise up. It is no longer a harvesting day, it should be remember as a day the fought to get their land back.

    Why wait!

  • Iban in OZ

    If this is one of the examples of what Taib called DEVELOPMENT and PROGRESS I'd hate to see the opposite!

    • http://google cucuk belian

      Our Government called it POLITIK PEMBANGUNAN but in reality, it looks more like POLITIK PEMBASMIAN

  • kucing hitam

    the same story happen in demak laut flats.one will not believe their eyes when visiting the so call flat for the low income group.earning just RM400.00. house rent RM100, and the remaining mere income for a 6 family members. Is this the benefit from politic of development?

  • another you

    this is a newly launched website, i presumed, that i stumbled upon google- ing some info on sarawak.

    http://www.sarawakbersatu.org/about-sarawak-bersa

    this website, as the creator informed, is being run by young sarawakians of malays, ibans, chinese backgrounds. the website's goal is, i quote, "to protect our country (in their sense, i guess referring to sarawak) against the influences – and hidden agendas – of foreign political groups and activists."

    they argues, i quote again, " we have the people, right here in Sarawak, to govern our own affairs and to continue the development of our resources, by welcoming inward investment and by fostering the growth of world-beating domestic firms to create the wealth of the future"

    they welcome foreign companies to invest in sarawak and develop the economy. i think what they are really try to say is to rip sarawak apart and drain all of it's natural resources in order to get rich.

    but they are surely against foreign politicians and activist, whom are strangers to this land to defend this land from all those kleptocratic bastards that has raped our "ibu pertiwi".

    i am, for sho y'all, against this websites as they are just spreading the propaganda from our BELOVED S.O.B, CM Taib Mahmud al- Shaitan. all they are trying to spread around are just a bunch of bullshit to manipulate the people of sarawak.

    i hope those faithful commenter and readers of SR can get together and boycott this phony website. it is absolutely not real, fake as fake of a boob job, manipulating bullshit that tries to divide our unity to bring down the Taibs.

  • Iban in OZ

    Here here

  • caypull

    orang sarawak ada lagik gaji RM400 sebulan……KEMAJUAN BENTUK TAIB. TAPI SEMUA DOA,PAHALA DAN DOSA TAIB DAPAT SHARE;

    1.SETIAP PERAGUT MERAGUT DISARAWAK DOSA TAIB JUAK DAPAT SIKIT

    2.SETIAP NO DIBELI OLEH ORANG TERDESAK,TAIB DAPAT SIKIT

    3.SETIAP DUIT HARAM ALONG DIPAKEI OLEH ALONG TAIB DAPAT SIKIT

    4.SETIAP AIR MATA MENGALIR SEBAB SIK DAPAT MAKAN SEHARI,TANAH DIRAMPAS TAIB DAPAT SIKIT

    5.SETIAP TUBUH DIJAJA DIBUMI SARAWAK TAIB DAPAT SIKIT

    6.SETIAP KANTAU OLEH KAKITANGAN KERAJAAN YANG MINTAK RASUAH TAIB DAPAT JUAK SIKIT

    7.SETIAP ANAK YANG MENJADI PENAGIH DADAH,PENGEDAR DADAH,PEMINUM TEGAR SEBAB KESUSAHAN DAN TEKANAN HIDUP TAIB DAPAT SHARE DOSA SIKIT.

    SAYA SENTIASA BERDOA DAN PERCAYA ALLAH MAHA ADIL DAN MAHA MENGETAHUI SETIAP APA YANG DIBUAT,DIFIKIR DAN DIRANCANG OLEH PEMIMPIN ULUNG SARAWAK KITA AKAN DIBERI BALASAN SETIMPALNYA. KEPADA SAUDARA MUSLIM DAN MUSLIMAT BERDOALAH DAN JANGAN TAKUT MENGHADAPI MASA DEPAN ANDA TANPA TAIB. SIAPA LEBIH BESAR. ALLAH TAALA. TAIB BESAR KUMAN PUN SIK SO APA NAK TAKUT.ALLAH MAHA BESAR ALLLAH MAHA BESAR

    AMIN YA ALLAH, AMIN YA RAHIM

    • http://sarawakreport nyapdeking

      saya memenag setuju ngan kita. Sya sejak dari dolo nang sik ngundi sidak tok. Sinfull man will make him worse than s great sinner.

    • http://google cucuk belian

      InsyAllah Saudara

      • father zakariah butr

        see my posting on youtube,you know what i am talking about.

  • Ngap Sayut

    Well done, this is the type of reporting that will make an impression on people. Keep on doing it i.e comparison of rich and poor as I have suggested to you earlier in my letter. Make sure the photos are more horrific and appaling next time!!

  • Kobelco

    Get more story about this.

  • najibrazak

    Its one thing to steal land, timber, oil etc etc from the State for personal use. Most politicians now active do that. But to exploit the poorest of the poor, the damned of the earth. No Taib! That wont do. It wont do at all and you are smearing our BN by doing this.

  • sam berkowitz

    This makes me so MADDDD!!! Taib you are so damn rich right now but you WILL BE a damn dirty pauper in the Afterlife. You will live in a shack with all your bomohs in the Afterlife. That's the inescapable law of Karma. Hahahaha…

  • Awesome

    well written, SR is GOD sent.

  • mat peninsular

    poverty we can see everywhere but the poverty because of the PEROMPAK like Taib and the konco with the dukun Su'ut so bad. We from peninsular full support for all sarawakian who are vote for Taib regime down. Take back your land and your pride. Insya Allah…

  • beegees

    this is what will happen if the country / states are ruled by b*****s,thieves,murderer and muthor f*****s. they dont and never feel shame.

  • manofborneo

    Yet another ho-hum piece of no-so-cleverly written nonsense to drum up anti-BN sentiment. There's poor people everywhere. Sad fact of life. Looked at Indonesia recently? Or maybe even Thailand? Phillipines while we're at it? There's no relevance between these unfortunates and the state's so-called wealth.

    If they can find something productive to do while waiting for welfare to assist them then good for them. For their efforts to be hijacked for the pathetic purposes of this "article" is just simply wrong.

    Sarawak has been robbed blind by Peninsular UMNO for decades. How about an "article" on THAT??

    • Uchu Pungga

      As a leader then, why taik mamut deliberately let sarawak raped, robbed & sewaktu dengannya all these while by melaya? it's damned illogical that the more you're robbed the more you're prosperous, in taik mamut case, not the ordinary people of sarawak. so rompaklah… i rela. jangan rape bini muda saya sudahlah…

  • http://none Watch Dog

    That is Taib Mahmud politics of development,the people are still scavenging for food. Did you see that Taib Mahmud?

    Also Najib Razak "1 Malaysia",he eats steak and the people in Sarawak ate scavenging for food. Is this 1 Malaysia? my foot and shit.

    Why does Najib Razak and Muhyiddin Yassin always visit Sarawak? are they coming to buy VOTES from the Chinese(SUPP)??

    So you see fellow brothers and sisters,these two don't even bother to visit dayaks areas? Instead they are coming to Sadong Jaya and Lingga,malay villages.

    Yes najib Razak will only visit Kpg Pichin to declare open the twenty doors longhouse built by the grant given by him,tax payers money or Sarawak oil money.The long house is called Ramin Betang Tun Abdul Razak,why NOT Datuk Dagok Randan Ramin Betang?

    Come on Kpg Pichin..wake up ..Two YBs from Kpg Pichin and also two ministers from there.You can't eat the longhouse..you still need RM1,500,000 to complete the longhouse and beautify them.Will NR gives you more Sarawak oil money which he claimed from himself?

  • ANAK ORANG UTAN

    KARIM HAMSAP….YOU ARE A REAL APPLE POLISHING MORON

  • saralara

    A nightmare come true for some poor Sarawakian…Where all the billions state money?Why can't even create jobs for them..?

  • KARMA BELIEVER

    JABU,MASING AND MAWAN YOU GUYS ARE IN COHOOT WITH THOSE THIEVES AND CLOSING BOTH EYES PRETENDIN NOT TO KNOW THAT YOUR IBAN ARE SCAVENGERS IN THEIR HOMELAND.WHAT ASHAME . YOU DONT DESERVE TO BE CALLED YANG BERHORMAT AT ALL.REMEMBER THIS AT THE GATE OF HEAVEN….GOD SAID WHEN I WAS THIRSTY YOU DID NOT GIVE ME WATER….WHEN I WAS HUNGRY YOU DID NOT GIVE ME FOOD….WHEN I NEED SHELTER YOU FAILED TO PROVIDE ME…..WHEN I CRIED FOR HELP YOU TURN A DEAF EAR………..SEARCH YOUR SOUL PLEASE BEFORE YOU ARE TOO LATE FOR SALVATION.

  • Nizam

    To see this kind of thing during the BN convention will sure knock someone head. BN maybe is not bad its just the people around it make it look bad, The YB need to assist them . That is why they took the oath to become YB, as a public servant it is their duty to look after issues. And I hope that these people will be help. Doesn't matter pembangkang kah, gov kah. They must come down and look at this problem. I do not know when i heard politik pembangunan, menhapuskan kemiskinan. During this kind of convention. Definitely. People will question what did they do. And do we still have the human spirit. They seem look a very hardship people. Help them to get back on their feet. If we as human being doesn't have the feeling when we look up at them and say F*&K them, bukan masalah akupun, they can go to die, its not my problem, who cares, I didn’t see any BIG ISSUE here, tandah jak sikguna lalek dengan sidak ya, that's the end of the humanity values as we sarawakian proud off, or maybe the whole world proud off.

  • ret8

    People like San Tet needs to go bankrupt, in fact all of the rich ass oles need to be in their situation to realize they don't deserve anything

    • Anak berooke

      Bravo to San Tet. Your views is the most logical and practical view. Many others are just mere morons swayed by emotions and deep hatred for the successfull and rich. Keep it up San Tet.

  • Pusu, Belachan &

    I believe we have different perspective regarding the above issue. Some said:

    "What's the big deal? SR have no other issue to come up with?" OR

    "Oh..come on. They deserved it since they have no/poor education background" OR

    "This is a CHEAP STORY by SR as long they can relate the unfairness of Taib's wealth vs Sarawakian poverty"…

    THE LIST WILL KEEP GOING ON & ON…

    The point is: Does Taib really f*****g care? HELL NO. F**K OFF WITH TAIB & HIS GOVERNMENT.

  • gasoul

    His mechanic also make million of money from people money.

  • ningkan

    dont blame the cm blame the leaders of each race n Sarawak co they are the one who late thi people down,cos of their apple polishing n corruptions, they wantigto get rich fast by being a politician to feel their on pockets or that is their dream to be in politics n be ministers , they let he peopl down !!!

  • imam frustrated

    bising ajak nganoh taib kelah nya juak menang jadi ketua menteri.semua mahu nya menang sapa berani golengnya,cakap ajak tapi seorang pun sik berani..hidup ajak taib untuk selamanya org semua nyokong taib.majority juak org nyokongnya.menang nya kelak agih valap puyn sik guna,muang masa ajak.tok salak kita di sarawak mahu gan nya bila kita harap org akan buat sesuatu untuk mengolengnya kita sik molah apa apa.

  • Richard

    WHY can't people of Sarawak get off their butts and revolt!!!,

    I think this old B####start and his cronies must realise that their time is near to be dumped

    • Anak berooke

      Bodoh lah you Richard. Why susah susah nak revolt? Kita ada election. Gunakan election to kick out Yb Yb yang you tak suka. You pun kalau teringin nak jadi Yb pun boleh bertanding juga. Tak ada masaalah. Kita amal demokrasi. Bukan kukubesi macam Libya. Election lepas pun ramai pihak pembangkang yang menang. Betul tidak? Jadi tak payah lah timbul idea idea yang bodoh bodoh.

  • yeo swee joo

    hng…they copy whole the pennisular rubbish culture to our beautifulland :THEY ONLY TALK BUT FAIL TO DO ANYTHING. LIKE BUS STATION AT KL,AFTER THEY LARGE BANDAR TASIK SELATAN BUS STATION,THEY REMAIN UPGRADE THE PUDU BUS STATION AS THE REASON PPL WANT PUDU BACK.

    ARSHOLE! OLD PASAR AT KUCHING CAN BE A WORLD ATTRACTION TOURIST CENTRAL BUT THEY KEEP DESTROY ITR BY REASON THEY TO UPGRADE KUCHING WATERFRONT.ONE POINT:WATERFALL NEAR THE SQUARE NOT BEEN REPAIR FOR HOW MANY YEAR??? PLS,DONT WASTE OUR WEALTH ANYMORE!!!!

  • ek

    SR,

    Pls investigate the news that taib mahmud is getting his people to campaign for his son bekir as candidate for Sadong Jaya.Another attempt to manipulate & continue his legacy.The news is first page in borneo post 08/03/2011.I'm also quite sure he is trying to put his other relatives as candidate as well.

  • http://none Watch Dog

    It is entirely for the Malays in Sadong Jaya to reject him.There are just a handful of Iban and Chinese there.Can the Malays voters there help by NOT voting Taib's another clown son??

    Hello voters in Sadong Jaya!! Are you there to help us??

    UNITED we stand now and divided we fall.

    • omanjedi

      Honestly, its more of a protest vote in order to kick him off politics..Although I'm from Perak, but really I'm very sad to see the suffering of Sarawakian for soooo long. the state which have so much to offer, but been monopolized by a single family and real kings of Sarawak – the TOKEY BALAK..

      I'm no PR supporter but Sarawakian must stand firm in rejecting PBB to give a clear signal to Putrajaya….I got the feeling BN wouldn't mind Taib losing as it gives the green light for a thorough change which include (maybe) giving an alternative party as head of Sarawak…

      Perak also endured a long stagnant period under the Ramli Ngah Talib…Fortunately there is a great desire for the UMNO grassroot to rqst for a change…I hope Sarawakian will do the same

  • expriate

    Why blame Dayak still vote for BN. what about other races?

    Just my thought that is because as WE as more knowledge person has not do anything to our people.

    Keep telling and talking to them ask them why they are loyal to BN. It start from you and your family then your friend

    If we all work hard we will see the diffrent

  • http://yahoo Pandak segatak

    Bejako mayoh nadai guna sepakat anang ngundi bala perintah maya bepilih tok ila….baru sida ia nyepi anang alah kemula ke sida ia agi kita…uji datai maya bepilih mayoh janji sida ia anang pecaya janji nya…ambik duit tik sida meri tang undi pembangkang..

    • http://google cucuk belian

      amat nyak wai

  • Vote BN Out

    Tak nak cakap banyak: Gugurkan BN! Sapa2 wakil BN (datuk ke, datin ke, monyet ke, selipar ke…apa2 dan sapa2 lah), tendang saja! Kalau BN bagi duit RM50, RM100, RM600 (itu rasuah), ambik saja duit tu, tapi undi PR. Lainlah kalau BN bagi kita RM5,000 seorang, boleh juga ambik… tapi jangan undi BN. Itu je! :-)

    JANGAN undi BN lagi. Gugurkan BN!

    VOTE BN OUT! O.U.T = OUT you go BN! OUT!

  • http://www.facebook.com/sarawakiana Sarawakiana

    Greeting to Sarawak Report Readers,

    To me, this article could be read as another low class quality of tabloid reporting. There is no facts and figures, purely based on sad story that can be found anywhere and yet to display an image as the victim of development.

    Can you tell me that there is no such scenario happened in USA or Japan or UK? These country is not under BN but why these country still having this kind of problem?

    Penang, Selangor, Kelantan and Kedah is not under BN what more to say not under the administration of YAB Pehin Sri Abdul Taib bin Mahmud but why this scavengers exist over there? Dont tell me that these scavengers are coming from the state administered by BN.

    My God, is this kind of tabloid to be published and to be believed nowadays? So sad the reporter had produced so low quality reporting!

  • lawrence

    but we are voting them in again. Stop the talk and walk the talk. Make sure your vote is NOT for them.

  • daniel tan

    nation will suffer on a courap leader,

    the blood of the land will cry out,

    the evil of doers will never escape,

    never will the sins of many escape,

    if that allows then there is no God,

    only atom, dust.

    when its people cryout to the living God,

    on the answer, the fools will run to the mountain

    to hide, and the the earth will open up to eat up

    the sins of its doing.

    I pray for the salvation of the land and

    the sinners to repent and return back what is NOT,

    amen.

    .

  • http://[email protected] Parent

    I pass this place almost every day, dropping and picking my children at the nearby school. Pity, Taib only takes care of himself and his family. Unfortunately, these scavengers are not registered voters. I asked them why, they just shook their heads. Nadai guna, replied one of them.

  • http://www.motivates4life.com Richard Angelus

    I'm living in the nearby village, Kampung Stampin Lama. It's quite a sad scenarios for me to see that these people who are living in poverty had open the eyes of the public about how the country which I'm boasting as 'under development' reflects the way our Sarawak government run their job.

    While it's easier for us to blame Taib (which I'm agreed that he doesn't distribute 'his' wealth to his people.) much of the poverty in BDC also causes by the people itself. We're too depend on Government to provide our needs and complaining seems to be a full-time job for many who have their hands and feet to work hard.

    Therefore, Government should see this matter seriously and the people should also do something about their own life. Indeed, there are those who are poor and needy, we should help them. Thank you to 'Sarawak Report' team for voicing out this concern.

  • black sabbath

    mana itu YB esp native YB? Jabu even though they are not from your area but its your people your race mostly.

    they have been digging since mbks built that recyle center.

    Malu i as a native.

    what to do i also gave them clean baju sometimes.

  • lalid kuyad

    mana YB?? mana janji?? hai menteri, YB, and CM… cula lihat benar2., bukan org lain yg merempat tapi org sendiri.. gila apa kita org dgn hasil bumi sendiri, mati pun sik dapat bawa pi surga.. bukan dapat beli surga pun. susah sangat ka Mr. YB buat PPRT tuk sidak ya. ku harap dgn kekayaan bumi kenyalang tok dapat beli pasport trus ke surga untuk para menteri, YB, CM and family.

    kesian yg tertindas…

  • http://none Watch Dog

    WHERE ARE YOU SO CALLED YB KARIM HAMSAP? YOUR OFFICE IS ONLY 150 METERS AWAY? GO OUT ,FEEL THE HEAT AND SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING OUTSIDE. IS IT ANOTHER BN PERKS TOO TO SEE THE POOR PEOPLE TRYING TO EARN A LIVING?

    YOU SEE YANG BOHONG,THERE ARE MORE MOTORCYCLES FROM ASAJAYA AND SADONG JAYA EVERY MORNING THAN ANY OTHER AREAS..GO OUT AND SEE FOR YOURSELVES.WHERE ARE YOUR INDUSTRIES THAT YOU PROMISED YOUR VOTERS..WHERE?? SHOW THEM KARIM,SHOW THEM.

  • lalid kuyad

    watch dog you the man………….. go. go… gooo…..

    • http://none Watch Dog

      Thank you bro.Did you see Y A B Ketua Menteri Sarawak on the Rolls Royce instead of licence plate.Even PM does NOT use RR and In England only the Queen uses RR but Sarawak is just too glamour at the tax payers expense.

      YAB–YANG AKAN BERSARA KETUA MENTERI SARAWAK

      SO LET US ALL PENSION HIM AND TAKE BACK WHAT ARE OURS?

      • father zakariah butr

        watch dog wen you are free listen to dr myles munroe-ponder the persuit of purpose on youtube,if your can get hold of his book.you will enjoy it.after you read it maybe you can help all this people will their purpose.

  • father zakariah butr

    did you watch the youtube on dr myles munroe.watchdog sarawak needs you,more so now.listen to the youtube nad advise the people of sarawak for their purpose.you must help them more so now as the election is near and also fast and prays against the spirit of corruption and slavery that taib cast upon sarawakians and sarawak.break this bondage.so that sarawakians are able to overcome the spirit of fear and and slavery that is binding their spirit and mind.pray that their eyes and mind be open for all sarawakians.its our only hope and also a spirit of unity for all sarawakians regardless of creed,but one cry of being set free from the bondage of taib and family,gangs and demons and jinns.

    • http://none Watch Dog

      Yes,yes I have read it and many many of his sermons. I also want you to read "DIVINE REVELATION.INFO". Please share what you have read there . It is food for thought too.

      Hope what we are struggling for will be overcome with GOD's will as NOTHING is impossible with GOD.In Jesus name ..Amen

  • Ayuke

    Looking at the Recycling booths make me sick. For so many years, the idea of recycling in Sarawak is just a fairy tales. Look at Singapore and learn from them.

    Taib only care about his own interest in 'T' company in collecting our rubbish for production of the 'gas'. If the state is really going into recycling campaign… do like what Singapore is doing.

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  • poorsarawak

    join singapore