19 Mar 2011

WE RELEASE THE LAND GRAB DATA !

WE RELEASE THE LAND GRAB DATA !

This post is also available in: Iban, Malay

Sarawak Report has made the decision to release the full database of the Land and Survey Department’s recent transactions on rural lands.  For some weeks we have been researching the confidential data, only to discover that of the more than one thousand plots of rural land that have been acquired by the state, the vast bulk have been handed on to close relatives or cronies of Taib Mahmud.

This is a national scandal and deserves full exposure.  So, we now invite readers and the press to scrutinise the land register for themselves and to identify what lands have been taken in their own areas – and by whom.  It is time that Taib stopped hiding behind the laughable excuse that “there is no proof”!

The scale of the larceny is shocking.  The total of land titles handed out in recent years, as calculated by the Land and Survey Department’s own figures is a massive 1.5 million hectares.  Much of this has recently involved the acquistion of Native Customary Lands, which has resulted in the recent spate of well over 200 landrights cases currently going through the courts – cases which Taib’s government is losing, emphasing the illegality of his actions.  For this land the State of Sarawak also calculates that it has acquired a mere  RM 734 million in premiums from the lucky people who received the titles. Set this against the current sale by Taib’s brother Onn Mahmud of a mere 30,000 acres (12,000 hectares), for which he is asking just under a billion ringgit!   The profit from the timber cleared from these lands must have alone dwarfed these pathetic premiums.

The Interactive Land Map [best read on firefox or google chrome]

You are also invited to take part in our inter-active mapping project, whereby readers can pinpoint land grabs that are relevant or known to them and add them to our on-line annotated map of Sarawak.

Don’t worry it is easy! We have started it for you by marking out some of the land grabs that we have featured in earlier reports.  You just plot the red blob and add the information.  Shortly after your contribution will be added to the on-line information base for the benefit of fellow readers.  You can click either on the MAP key to see the map or the DATA key to view the full information that we have released.

We have decided to embark on this project, because the information that we are presenting ought to be openly available in any democratic state.  Instead, for the past 30 years Taib Mahmud has presided over a scandalous abuse of his people’s trust, by covertly stealing their lands for himself!  Don’t say there is no proof, just look at the companies in the database and then find out who they belong to, or used to belong to at the time the land title was awarded.  Often these companies were quickly sold on by friends and relatives after receiving the land titles from Taib for millions more than the ‘premium’ he had negotitated with them on behalf of the State he was elected to represent. This means money that should have gone to the people of Sarawak went to the Taibs and their cronies instead.

The Land and Survey Department's own recent totals, showing how many land titles it has 'sold', the total number of hectares and the premium received - a mere RM 730 million for a land mass about 20 times the size of Singapore!

Time for transparency

Any procedure involving the alienation of state or NCR lands to private parties, which has happened on a massive scale under Taib, should of course be an open process, so that everyone can see that there has been no corruption and that the best price has been gained for the people of Sarawak.  However, Taib has done no such thing.  As soon as he achieved the position of Chief Minister back in 1981 he moved swiftly to set up what he termed the Land Custody and Development Agency (Pelita) and put himself in charge of it as Chairman and as the Minister of Resources and Planning.  This gave him control over the land.

Just one example - Youthful Elia Abas (daughter of Raziah Geneid and neice of Taib) is handed a 10,000 hectare plantation all to herself!

Within this department he has secretively sequestered lands from native communities and then equally secretively handed them on to whoever he likes – himself, his proxies, his brothers and sisters and nephews and nieces, as well as tranches for political allies and business cronies to keep them obedient to his wishes.  If these transactions had been properly carried out with full transparency these deals could never have happened.  However, Taib just conducted the deals himself behind closed doors!  The term ‘Confidential/CONF’ can be seen all over the Land Registry, because Taib does not want the public to know how cheaply he handed these lands to his family and associates.

The data we are releasing gives details of the lands taken; the companies who took them and the price they paid, along with the dates of the 60 year leases.  This information can be cross-referenced with company information and stock market and sales information that can nowadays be found on the internet.  In this way communities can start to unlock the details of what has happened to their traditional lands.

Till now local people often had no idea that Taib had ‘alienated their land until the logging and plantation companies turned up on their doorsteps, often several years later. Now we invite all the people of Sarawak to check this data and find out if their areas have been already grabbed by one of the world’s richest families or their business associates.

Breakdown of a world class theft

Out of the hundreds of companies which have benefitted from the plunder of Sarawak’s lands we have identified scores already which are owned, or were originally owned by Mahmud family members, before being sold on to a thinly disguised third party owner – usually a crony of Taib.  Below is a list of some of the companies that feature on the Land Register along with the Taib family members they are linked to.  But, with your help, we hope to identify the rest before Taib finally meets his people once more at the polls in just  three weeks’ time:

Polar Horizon, Titanium Management, Ukiran Mantap, Umpama Mantap, Radiant Lagoon, Premium Haven, Polar Towers, Polar Red, Log Oak Promotions, Future Atmosphere, Essential Straits, Dataran Aras, Celerity Design, Bella Magic – [ABU BEKIR TAIB – SON]

Miracle Harvest, Green Ace, Usaha Jasamaju, Mega Bumimas, World Sign Harvest, Quality Concrete, Emerald Discovery, Kenyalang Resources, Limbang Sinar Mas, Kumpulan Parabena, Miri Properties, Borsamulu Resort, Saradu Plantations – [RAZIAH MAHMUD/GENEID – SISTER]

Ikrar Bumi – [ELIA ABAS/GENEID – NEICE]

Achi Jaya Plantations – [ONN MAHMUD – BROTHER]

Eastern Eden, Poh Zhen, Palmlyn, Rajah Mutiara, Lanco Plantations, Hariyama, Golden Star-Ace, Senandang Masyhur [ARIP MAHMUD – BROTHER AND TAIB HIMSELF!]

Delta Padi – [TAIB HIMSELF]

Sarawak Plantations, Kub Sepadu, Multi Maximum, Mega Bumimas, Europalm – [HAMID SEPAWI – FIRST COUSIN/PROXY]

Masretus Oil Palm Plantation, Victoria Square Development, Amgreen Gain – [IBRAHIM MAHMUD – BROTHER]

Poliga Sdn Bhd [AHMAD BIN SU'UT - TAIB'S BOMOH]

Utahol, Herba Aromatics, Durafarm – [ALFRED JABU - DEPUTY CHIEF MINISTER]

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  • aborium

    Community Land Mapping at last! We've been eagerly waiting for something like this to come around, and what better time than now to do it!

    Yes, we hope all readers whose lands have been taken away from them to join in this rather unique on-line community land mapping initiative, so that we can do our part in saving whatever is left of rich natural heritage.

    We hope that out of this initiative, we'll be able to right what has gone wrong & are better able to have a much better appreciation & understanding of how to strike a 'happy co-existence' with Mother Nature & learn her ways of living wisdom- for the good of our present & future generations too.

    Respect and handle her well and she'll reciprocate!

    May the Force be with You.

    • pen4

      Wow…..

      Why not 1 young Sarawakian pursues PhD study on this data? It will become most cited thesis in history.

      And, after this also SR can plot the location of Tait Mamot's "HARTA?"

    • Mukahan

      The one thing that all of us unaware is that The TAIB Dynasty is too smart that's why they can freely do what they want. You can condemned till dead do you part but you can't take back their knowledge,money and wealth. Stealing money from someone pocket without resorting to violence is the art of living your life unto prosperity.Probably they are god chosen people.

      • Tukai Tina

        This is the basic attitude of the Melanau and the Malay.They are the one who supported Taib and Family although they ended poor."Deepen" can never be a master even of their own.They are willing to die for their "masterjee" and strongly believe that they will go to heaven with their master aftermath.

    • henry avit

      i like yr comment bro.but,what can people like me do? i'm just a poor man living nearby the interior/forest of the 'heart of Sarawak'…if i talk much,'THEY' will shut me down..i feel most of us 'ulu' people are just afraid to open our mouth to tell the truth………etc…

  • Anak Sarawak 2

    Great work SR. Now let the whole world see what is going on here in the state. I know whom I will vote within 3 weeks time….

    • Blunt Speaker

      Of course you and I know who to vote for this coming election BUT MAKE SURE THOSE ORANG ULU WHO ARE STILL IGNORANT AND IN THE DARK ESP. THOSE WHO ARE EASILY BRIBED WITH FEW HUNDRED RINGGIT OR EVEN THOUSANDS THIS TIME AROUND DO THE SAME! Just accept the money but still vote OUT the BN! Even they have to sumpah after taking the money, still vote out the BN because the Money rightly belongs to them after all the plunder, grabbing of their land! If scared of sumpah, don't take the money then as a Sacrifice for their anakcucu and cicit! Or else, just grab whatever they give and VOTE OUT BN, they still owe you so much that seemingly impossible to repay! WAKE UP! ORANG DAYAK, THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE! ITS NOW OR NEVER OR ELSE THERE WON'T BE ANYTHING LEFT FOR YOU AND YOUR FUTURE GENERATIONS!

      • Henry Rapu

        Stand firm in the Gap for us,We need Leadership that FEAR GOD.

        • Anon

          A righteous spirit is needed because not all politicians and leaders believe in God of whatever religion and personal relationship. When you have a righteous spirit, you desire to do what is right. But without a steadfast righteous spirit or to have a even twisted righteous spirit, you will only be tempted by money because face the fact, without money you cannot do anything and you will not be respected. Sarawakians ought to be ashamed of themselves. The reality is they give away the land without a fight. This makes someone richer. As they give away more land, he is made even richer. Before blaming him, blame ourselves first. Now we have to decide. To let this go on for some peanut benefits he gives. Or to stop it altogether which means sacrificing every comfort and feeling the pain that goes with it. Fighting always come with casualties. Winning also has casualties. Losing also has casualties. Reality wars remind us of that. So when you fight, it is not a fun fun fight. It is fight for serious. It is not just a youthful fantasy of wanting to be a hero. It is about your real selves and your association with the land.

      • Sean

        Wake up native sarawakian! Vote the bloody BN out! Tell your kampung folks it is not worth the few ringgit government money.

        • Tukai Tina

          You are wasting your time in waking the Sarawakian not to vote Taib in the coming GE.Taib is buying time to draw a passage for his son to take over the Sarawak administration.He believe it has been the practice in the muslim world i.e Syria , Eygpt , Libya ,Bahrain, Yemen etc. In Malaysia the transistion had began from Razak to Najib , Hussien to Hishamuddin , Mahathir to Mukriz , Linggi to Alexander , Mordiah to Hashidah , Tun Rahman to Norah (inspite of the orchestrate quarrel 1987 Ming Court affairs),Taib to Sulaiman (failed) and many more. In the pipe line Jabu to Rentap , Adenan to Aziz ,Dtk Ibrahim to Dtk Ahmad , Tun Rahman to Norlia (another daughter) while the Pakatan too Lim Kit Siang to Eng Guan , Anwar to Nurul etc.

          KEEP SNORING UNTIL YOU DIE OF HUNGER WHILE SLEEPING WHILE ROBBERS ENTER YOUR HOUSE START STEALING…MOMENT YOU WAKE UP LET CELEBERATE THE VICTORY WITH LANGKAU AND TUAK.sERVE STOUT BEER AND WHISKY FOR THE MALAY AND MELANAU.WHILE THE CHINESE PLAN YOUR OVERSEAS HOLIDAY AND ENJOY YOUR SIGHT SEEING AND THE SHOPING SPREE THE MONEY YOU HAVE EARNED THROUGH YOUR HARD WORK.eNSURE YOUR CHILDREN TO CONTINUE THEIR OVERSEA'S EDUCATION AND LET THEM SETTLE THERE AND JOIN THEM DURING YOUR OLD AGE.TELL YOUR CHILDREN TO COME BACK AFTER THE MALAY , MELANAU AND IBAN BECOMES EXTREMELY POOR IN ALL ASPECT.

  • Patriot My

    Yes,this is a national scandal and deserves full exposure.

    Thank you very much Sawarak Report for continuing to play a greatest role to turn the tide of opinions agasinst this despicable Taib/umno govt which stole billons from Sarawakian and indirectly rakyat from all the East and the West.

    • http://www.batoehosting.com bats

      It's not national scandal but International Scandal.

      • Pelir

        Not only national and international scandals but more than that. Its a HELL scandal giving the Taibs' the ticket to go directly to HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!He did it at the tears and cryings of the Dayaks, Malays, Melanaus, Orang Ulu, Penans etccccccccccccccccccc. Our natives lands at our Kpg too have been grabbed by him at the expense of peoples' tears & oppressions. Damn shit CM of Sarawak!!!!!!!!, curse all your KETURUNAN for 100 generations may you all be snake & eat dirt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://ngausaloi.blogspot.com Ngau Saloi

    Nice work…. need more publicity to get more feedback. Well done.

  • .

    that's a really good map. keep it up.

    • Henry Rapu

      "Thank you for MAP RELEASE THE LAND GRAB DATA!"we need Wind of Change.

      • kawaras kana

        We don't need the wind. We need change. Not only change but change to the better. Remember this PR. We are going to vote you this time. Make sure your change is better than the existing. Otherwise, don't waste time. Life is lived once and one it is we must live in peace.

        Noted that court cases has been won by land owner. That's good news. Continue help us the weak, our support is our assurance.

  • confused citizen

    I think its time to expose land grabs by Sarawak BN ministers,deputy ministers, councilors, etc because it will be unfair to leave them go unscathed.Note that some of the councilors (in Marudi/Miri) are extremely wealthy making one wonder how on earth did they get those wealths without having to work hard. MACC should step in and investigate NOT just keeping quiet and let time passes by. When the next govt is formed after BN is ousted, make sure all the BN civil servants are replaced as well.They are just wasting the tax payers' money.

    • Kuchingites

      Dear Confused Citizen,

      Unfortunately, to blame the entire class of government servants as BN supporter is way too low. Majority of them are forced to work in the Government as there are NO other stable jobs in Sarawak! I bet, even some of your family members must be government sectors too.

      In the old days of the Chinese Empire, if an army fails to conduct its duty diligently, the Emperor will beheaded/punished the General of the Army. Just to show, being a leader is ain't an easy job and leaders will have to bear the consequences, not the foot soldiers.

      What we need is a "clever" and peaceful power transition, not the ones as that is happening in the Middle East in which the entire country's infrastructures went down. No food, no power, no water and etc, imagine if Sarawak is like that, imagine you and your family is living like that? No way we want this.

      I say, in this coming election, we cast our votes to make this changes!

      • k e d i w a h

        "No food, no power, no water and etc, imagine if Sarawak is like that, imagine you and your family is living like that? No way we want this."

        That's one the problems – some parts of Sarawak *are* like that. The current regime surely isn't helping matters.

        • tebuso

          very good arguements. i have to agree. my village is very dark without electricity.. those loads of billion taken away could have easily lighted up my kampong folks. sad sad situation, yes it's a MUST CHANGE for now..

        • Tron2011

          Yeap, you are absolutely correct. What we are waiting for, let the biggest political tsunami hit and clean this 'bastard thief minister' away from all of us and get the punishment accordingly.

          BTW, well done on this report.

      • Engkabang Kapit

        Well…….i'm just waiting for Taib to step down! and for Idris Jala to take over and start cleaning up Sarawak!!! I think he's the most reliable and ready leader for the CM job.

        Anyway, Taib is like a parasite, noway he will stop until he suck the life out of Sarawak resources for his families and friends.

        How can we ask or make Taib step down? Start voting out his supporters – Take BN money politic which is very visible in Kapit then during election day vote opposition. (BN only come around election to make changes and that's a shame!!!)

        • Blunt Speaker

          Idris Jala CM? No, Baru Bian is the most appropriate guy! Maybe, Finance Minister or Resources Minister more appropriate for Idris.

      • pen4

        Kuchingites,

        Your are 101% correct. When tait mamot didn't give us "opportunities" then we have to bow to him.

      • stephen chen

        can not blame all the government servants… they only work for the government of the day….

    • Henry Rapu

      " We need someone people put Trust and work hard for the Community"

    • kawaras kana

      You are not only confused but lost. Lost because you are angry. Angry will bring you nowhere. I am not a concillors nor am I a government servant.I am just a small farmer but enjoying the harmony of Sarawak. Confrontation from behind is a waste of your time and your energy.

      "…I think its time to expose land grabs by Sarawak BN" The informed could have exposed this issue long ago. Why at this time, why 2 weeks before GE? It's dangerous statement. Now I don't have enough time even to go up to my kampong folks to tell them that our land has been stolen by somebody. Why do we have to wait if the allegations are genuine.

      Think rationally!!! Though I envy the Ministers for being better off but come to think about it they are somewhat deserve some of the wealth. They work for it, what?. If they have gathered them thru' illegal means, report them otherwise it's not fair to shot at them with wild accusation as such. No I think, I think lah. Get the proof and punish the betrayers of the rules of Law. If MACC should step in, report them to MACC because its their duty to step in, not a should.

      "..When the next govt is formed after BN is ousted, make sure all the BN civil servants are replaced as well. They are just wasting the tax payers’ money…" Hey, they are also Tax Payer. Being confused maybe u forgot and thought all civil servant don't pay tax. They do and most of them did it promptly without applying creative hide & seek. Those who are not paying are those who are actually underpaid! To replace them with confused people like you??? Oh no, no please.

      I agree with Kuchingites. If change is what we need, it must be for the better and it must be a “clever” and peaceful power transition, not the ones as that is happening in the Middle East and definitely not the one as demonstrated by the confused citizen as u sound to be. None of us want to experience what is happening in the Middle East. I want my children to enjoy the fruit of my labour on my land. A lot of people (not all BNs) are wasting their energy by unconsciously putting markings on community land by doing felling of trees indiscriminately. They fell trees but do not plant anything. They don't care about their own neighbours. SHEAR GREED! I call it. They have money even to pay outsider to do this illegal felling (no clearing). Yet, the same person blame the government of grabbing land from people.

      Ayah, if we stay together, noboby, I say noboby can come in and steal what is ours.

      Please don't be confused!

    • kawaras kana

      You are not only confused but lost. Lost because you are angry. Angry will bring you nowhere. I am not a councillors nor am I a government servant.I am just a small farmer but enjoying the harmony of Sarawak. Confrontation from behind is a waste of your time and your energy.

      "…I think its time to expose land grabs by Sarawak BN" The informed could have exposed this issue long ago. Why at this time, why 2 weeks before GE? It's dangerous statement. Now I don't have enough time even to go up to my kampong folks to tell them that our land has been stolen by somebody. Why do we have to wait if the allegations are genuine.

      Think rationally!!! Though I envy the Ministers for being better off but come to think about it they are somewhat deserve some of the wealth. They work for it, what?. If they have gathered them thru' illegal means, report them otherwise it's not fair to shot at them with wild accusation as such. No I think, I think lah. Get the proof and punish the betrayers of the rules of Law. If MACC should step in, report them to MACC because its their duty to step in, not a should.

      "..When the next govt is formed after BN is ousted, make sure all the BN civil servants are replaced as well. They are just wasting the tax payers’ money…" Hey, they are also Tax Payer. Being confused maybe u forgot and thought all civil servant don't pay tax. They do and most of them did it promptly without applying creative hide & seek. Those who are not paying are those who are actually underpaid! To replace them with confused people like you??? Oh no, no please.

      I agree with Kuchingites. If change is what we need, it must be for the better and it must be a “clever” and peaceful power transition, not the ones as that is happening in the Middle East and definitely not the one as demonstrated by the confused citizen as u sound to be. None of us want to experience what is happening in the Middle East. I want my children to enjoy the fruit of my labour on my land. A lot of people (not all BNs) are wasting their energy by unconsciously putting markings on community land by doing felling of trees indiscriminately. They fell trees but do not plant anything. They don't care about their own neighbours. SHEAR GREED! I call it. They have money even to pay outsider to do this illegal felling for them(no time for clearing but just cut the big trees). Yet, the same person blame the government of grabbing land from people. Is that what we are fighting for?

      Please don't be confused!

  • azraain ahmad

    but then again….money talks. BN will win yet again (sad) and the reason?… obviously as seen for umpteen years. people please wake up

    • Henry Rapu

      "PROJECTS that being PROMISES BN MUST be done before ELECTION Contoh BAKONG TO LAPUH Road!"

      • Tukai Tina

        Sarawakian says TAIB MUST GO.With few dollars of vote buying BN shall be back to power and Taib reappointed sixth term in office.Taib has all the resources including hard cash.The first strategy is to ensure that there will be no contest against him.He will buy the candidate in order to stay in power even it cost him millions. The idea is to proof to Najib that he is still relevant and his leadership is badly needed in Sarawak.

  • hot

    SR … should just leave the natives the way they are because your efforts will be in vain eventually simply because native sarawakians donno how to appreciate your good will.

    They considered "OUTSIDERS" to be busy bodies and has no place in their plight.

    • romakoyo

      And so are you Hot! It's you who should not spray your ingus idung here. SR! plse don't publish this bastard comment!..tq

      • Khobu

        Romakoya..pls grow up with your stupid comment when you cannot accept reality.If i give you one glass of langkau…you will come and kiss my feet.

        • romakoyo

          Hey! khobus. Too bad for you. I hate langkau and any other alcoholic drinks. Save that to sober yourself.

        • Tukai Tina

          clear evidence that we are poor and desperate.With RM 1 they will vote for Taib and cronies. Plus one or two bottles of langkau and tuak that makes them more PALAU.

    • pen4

      Hot,

      You are not honest. What is your concern?

  • mmc

    too bad, its more than RM2,400 of flags. so, forget about MACC.

    who can touch this white rajah who steals lands with impunity. this is not corruption. this is development, yeh. thats the privelge when you are the fixed deposit for BN.

  • Yes Sir

    Great job! Well done! Due to communication problem, some of the remote areas should be informed. Many Sarawakians still can't use internet, especially those in their 50's and above. Sarawak Report need to seek some assistance to spread their news. "Sweeping" the junk politics until the whole state is completely clean to live.

    • tebuso

      tottaly clean…? every body will love that, but it's an impossible thing..

    • Yes Ma'am

      we have Radio Free Sarawak on 1800-2000 local time, 1000-1200UTC on 15420kHz.short wave and internet too to reach the parts where no one has reach before.

  • Khobu

    Sarawak Report is a sour grape. Apai Peter John you are equally hopeless as when you are working with the land and Survey Dept , kuching , you were staying at Batu Lintang Govt Qtrs. Many have said that you used to bring back girls after your moonlighting DJ jobs at niteclubs. Now you want to say bad things about the current sarawak govt.

    Shame on you guys.

    • http://none Watch Dog

      KHOBU IS ANOTHER TAIB'S CRONY. HOW MUCH ARE YOU PAID?YOU SILLY COW!!DO YOU WANT JUST TO SIT DOWN AND WATCH YOUR MASTER DOING ALL THESE THINGS???

      GROW UP KHOBU.WHAT APAI JOHN DID IN THE PAST IS NONE TO YOUR BUSINESS,YIU ARE JUST A BUSY BODY HALF GROWING KID.

      • Khobu

        Watch Dog just shut up and be what you are a DOG. The dayaks are smart people and they know only the BN can help them NOT the opposition or Sarawak report.

        Others wants the Dayak to remain as museum specimen whereas the BN wants to bring them into the mainstream of development.GET LOST YOU DOG

        • aborium

          'Mainstream Development" Vs Sustainable Development and a healthy environment. Carbon Credit is a billion dollar business!

        • http://none Watch Dog

          Oh another Taib's leech.How much do you get Khobu?? Another arse hole licker.

          Without TM as the thief minister, you cannot survive. What do you want to say again..me shut or YOU just SHUT YOUR GAP.

          Another ABC member..ASSOCIATION OF BALLS CARRIERS.HA HA HA HA

        • http://none Watch Dog

          DOG LIKE ME SURVIVES AND NOT A MENACE TO SOCIETY LIKE YOU. YOUR MASTER PAYS YOU MONEY TO PRAISE HIM,AM I RIGHT??HOW MUCH BRO? HOW MUCH? THAT IS THE RAKYAT'S MONEY. MINE IS HARD EARNED MONEY UNLIKE YOURS..SHAME ON YOU KHOBU…WANT TO TREAT PEOPLE AT 10 MILE,HA HA H HOW MUCH DO YOU HAVE BRO?? IS IT ENOUGH OR NOT ENOUGH YOUR MASTER WILL GIVE YOU MORE BUT MORE PRAISING.

          OH KHOBU..BUY VEGETABLES WHEN YOU COME HOME AND DO NOT FORGET THE MILK FOR TH BABY OK.. IS THE MONEY HARAM?? HA HA HA HA HEH HEH HEH

        • Meggie

          Sheesh Khobu is trolling at the wrong side of the road. Yes khobu go fuk with your shithead bn. GO AWAY!!!! S H OOO OOOO !!! BAD TROLL.

        • YC

          Do we look like we're here to support the opposition? Apparently we are here to take whoever corrupted with people's power.

          Be it BN, CN, DN, EN, or whoever claim capable to help the poor.

        • Teaser

          khobu,

          I suppose you are one of those visionary dayak whom BN has enriched so much that you Sleep BN,eat BN, Shit BN,cry, laugh.. all BN and even karaoke BN songs! Let me tell you this, the current State BN leaders think that they were voted into power by thier family members and close friends only that they can plunder the state's wealth and make multi millionaires of thier family and cronies only including you khobu. What about the other thousands of voters? Doesn't thier vote count? Or thier vote are to make the majority numbers only during election? Oh well, i suppose we are more concern about erection then empty stomach these days!

        • http://none Watch Dog

          KHOBU.WHAT DEVELOPMENT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? SALCRA PLANTING OIL PALM BUT NO FRUITS? IS THAT DEVELOPMENT.

          70/30% EQUITY BUT NO BOARD SEATS FOR THE 30% HOLDERS. IS THAT DEVELOPMENT? FERTILZER CONSISTS OF RIVER SAND,SALT AND RED EARTH PACKED IN 5PKGS BAGS AND SOLD AT RM115 PER 50KG BAGS TO SALCRA..

          KAMPONG ROADS SEALED BUILT TO A SUBSTANDARD STYLE? ELECTRICITY POSTS ERECTED WITH MLH TIMBER AND THEN REPLACED BY BELIAN..CORRUPTION IN SESCO SUPPLY DEPT..IS THAT DEVELOPMENT? NOW SESCO IS REPLACING OVER 100 POSTS IN KPG TRINGUS. BALAI RAYA IN THE KAMPONGS..IS THIS DEVELOPMENT TOO?GO TO ULU AWIT AWIT OR KRIAN AND SEE FOR YOURSELVES..IS THAT DEVELOPMENT??

          PEOPLE HAVE TO FIND JOBS FOR SURVIVAL IN PENINSULA MALAYSIA..IS THAT DEVELOPMENT..KHOBU WHERE ARE YOU???KHOBUS LAH YOU

          KHOBU BAGUS YOU KHOBUS..MAMPUS LAH..ANOTHER TAIB'S SCUMBAG AND PEA BRAIN MAN.

        • eye

          khobu

          kamu ini manusia yang paling BODOH.Awak sama taraf dengan Binatang

    • =87-

      He who is without sin, let him cast the first stone – The Holy Bible.

    • Tiarama

      Khobu,

      Can you dispute any of the charges put forth by SR on your master, the thief minister of Sarawak?

    • pen4

      Mr KHOBU,

      You and me are both human.

      Between Tait Mamot and PJJ, the former is DEVIL and the later is a human that still has humanitarian in him.

  • bubukbusu

    Thank you for exposing them. I hope the Sarawakian is now not blind anymore. Despite been told before. They still vote for the ruling parties. Mark my word, this time they still vote for these people. Only the younger people will not. The old one will still vote for them. Even you put monkey reprenting them.

    Pardon me for been very blunt.

    That why the white hair can take the advantage of stealing all these lands.

    As far as I am concern this only can be seen by Urban people.

    The Ulu people did not hear this yet and suddenly later

    I happen to know that all the Ketua rumah and ketua kampong was hijacked yesterday and being glued to the leaders. They probably being brief what next they do and telling them not to listen to outsider. Like the Libyan case.

  • http://none Watch Dog

    EXCELLENT JOB SR.PLEASE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.JUST GO AHEAD AND DO MORE AND EXPOSE MORE FOR THE YBs TO KNOW WHAT THEIR MASTER IS DOING.THEY ARE JUST TOO SCARED TO DO ANYTHING BUT TO BOW DOWN TO THEIR MASTER.

    MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL AT SR

  • zawawi

    IMHO the issue of native customary right SUCKS. What rights one have to claim land other than the govt of the day. NCR should be.tq very much vanished

    • =87-

      Whoever shuts his ears at the cry of the poor, they also shall cry themselves, but not be heard.[Proverbs 21:13]

      The real issue is not about NCR per se. It's about blatant abuse of power to enriched oneself by stealing from the Rakyat and the State. If we stand and watch such abuse we have conspired to bring this beloved country, Sarawak, into the depth of despair which we will never recover.

    • http://none Watch Dog

      BRO,YOU FAILED TO UNDERSTAND WHAT WE ARE DISCUSSING HERE. IT IS ALL ABOUT ABUSE OF POWER..POLITICS OF VENGEANCE,CORRUPTION,DECEIT AND VIOLENCE..OPEN YOUR EYES AND SEE.SO YOU WORSHIP YOUR MASTER WHO FEEDS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY..

      HERE ZAWAWI TO WORSHIP

      HERE ZAWAWI TO BOW DOWN

      HERE ZAWAWI TO SAY TAIB IS GOD..

      HERE ZAWAWI SUPPORTS FOR TAIB JUST LIKE ABANG ADIK LAH..

      OHHHHH WELL DONE… ZAWAWI..WELL DONE..

  • anak desa

    Thank for SR.

    The people pf sarawak still have a chance to win againt the current government. Taib and BN is useless and what for the people of Sarawak still need this type of people to lead this state.

    people of Sarawak, please wake up!!!!!! especially the majority Dayaks. This is the time for us to stand for our wright.

  • http://www.batoehosting.com bats

    Hello Orang sarawak. mari bangun menentang kezaliman terhadap orang-orang yang terlibat.

  • theAlphamale

    Hidup Pakatan!!!!!! Let's all influence our brothers and sisters in the Kpgs so they can make the right decision come polling day…

    They give, we receive… But we still vote Pakatan!!!!!

    Hidup Pakatan!!!

  • Orang Tunoh

    So bad..that is how Taib so powerful and can grab anything that he want. Vote BN out of Sarawak

  • Iban in OZ

    Khobu, you're an idiot for attacking Peter John about his past. That's why it's called the past because it is in the past. What Peter John is doing now that matters. He is willing to risk his life his family and his friends to fight for the rights of the people in Sarawak. Thats something we all should be proud of. What DO YOU DO,khobu? You spewed junks! Irrelevant junks you ignorant prick!

  • uchumanang

    khobu, who's the hell are you?? are you sarawakian, didn't you see the destruction of sarawak under the nose of taib regime?? 30 years is enough…. can't you see that…shit you man..why blame PJJ for expose the truth. He didn't make false story…so what your problem man….please don't attack our man like that…

    • Khobu

      Uchumanang …better go and continue with your langkau drinking session …..otherwise i can belanja you at Batu 10. You better not be influence people who are selfish like the opposition.

      I am sarawakian and i prefer sarawak to be under CM Taib.

      Dayaks who support Opposition are traitors to their forefathers and a disgrace.

      • Stanley Teoh

        YOU ARE SARAWKIAN. Others are NOT ? Others are just DAYAKS, IBANS, MURUTS, MELANAUS,ORANG ULU ECT ECT ? They are ALL ALSO SARAWAKIANS ! Not supporting Taib does not mean they are traitors.

        People, whoever they are, if they support THIEVERY,CORRUPTION,CHEATS,DECEIT, LIARS,…..they are the TRAITORS ! and that include YOU !!

        YOU are the traitor – to the people of Sarawak !

        • patrick

          Stanley Teoh,

          Those who vote BN are TRAITOR, then what is those who vote opposition?! The govn't give the citizen the power to vote, pls do not critise ppl's decision.

          I am not sure how good opposition is, but as of now, i m very sure the they have untrustable!!

          Sarawak Report keep on emphasizing on human right, but i don't see that is their practice…. Critising ppl's comments, look down on Dayak's judgement, addressing ppl as an animals, publicly speakout all the dirty words whenever there are ppl giving difference opinion, and now worst!!!! STEALED the confidential information from L&S and published it!!!

          I know, the next tackle will accuse me on how much i receive for posting my comment! My answer to you!!! Even if u pay million of $$$, I will not do the same for you cos you don't deserve it! I believe GOD has eyes, HE knows that I don't earn a single cent by posting this.

      • Blunt Speaker

        Khobu, don't dig your own Kubu to support this evil and corrupt regime! Repent, take my Word before it's TOO LATE!

      • Pengaruh

        Khobu

        Come taste leka ensabi with me.

        Just a drop is enough for you

      • http://none Watch Dog

        WE DON'T NEED YOUR MONEY.HARAM..MO NEY THAT YOU GET IS EARNED BY VENGEANCE,DECEIT ,ABUSE OF POWER AND VIOLENCE. JUST USE IT TO FEED YOUR FAMILY..KHOBU..HA HA HA HEH HEH HEH HEH HA HA

      • pen4

        Mr Khobu,

        I perceive if Tait mamot dies, you also parai.

        • minta jalai

          what development are you talking about white hair? why not you develop roads from Sibu to Kapit whilst you clear all the jungle there? how long should Kapit residents wait? till your hair are all gone kah? why not you yourself "feel & experience" the "comfort ride" using express boats instead of using your kapcai helicopters from Sibu to Kapit?

  • Yes Sir

    Because they are already "ranked" "international", of course, they can do anything easily in Sarawak because Sarawakians are all too kind to them.

    Across the river of Miri, you can see how wide spread is the land which already in the hands of someone else.

    After chopping down all the trees, the second stage is how to swallow all the land that actually belonged to the people of Sarawak.

    Imagine, every resident with income below the normal level has to live in just 50 to 100 sq metres of house whereas the politicians can conquer few hundred and even few thousand acres of land just for their own benefit!

  • Sarawakjustice

    Well done SR! Fellow Sarawakians, let's together start updating and building this map into a solid "TAIB land-Grab database/evidnces" that would be useful:

    1. in exposing the truth to the natives during this coming state election

    2. as a source of information for the recovering of lands stolen by Taib's and his cronies once PR formed the next State Govt.

    3. as clear evidences to convince MACC to act against Taib.

    4. In the most like event of no action by MACC, for the whole world to see the truth about Taib and BN act of corruption.

    Calling on all S'wkians who are accessible to any internet materials exposing Taib's and his BN parties scandals such as this SR & Radio Free Sarawak, to start printing/saving into files these materials. These would be useful information to be shared with fellow villagers during this coming state election.

    Once the natives know the truth, it will set them free…

  • EnoughisEnough

    Hi khobu

    If I were u, I will just shut up and enjoy the ill gotten gains you have derived from sucking the rakyats' monies.

    • http://none Watch Dog

      WELL DONE BRO,GOOD WORDS…YES WE DON'T NEED HIS MONEY TO BLANJA US ..10 MILE..CHEAP SKAT.. HA HA

  • Rage Againt The Mach

    Thanks Clare

    • http://- ikanbetok

      good job SR. keep up the good job and expose the scandal. we will help to tell and spread it to the folks at kampung..

  • Miring Kepala

    Mr. Khobu …. heheheh! You have nothing to say regarding the land-grabbing old man? The fact that Apai Peter slept with women or even men THEN doesn't invalidate his works/reports. You must understand that. Actually YOU have NOTHING to say! Hahahahah…..

  • http://yahoo Somali Pirate

    BN Gang pirates are better than Somali Pirates.

    No need guns, just a stroke of pen, saya setuju.

    Malaysia Boleh

  • Iban in OZ

    Khobu, you better swim out of your glass of langkau that you love so much and smell the corruption done by your master Taib and his circle of friends. You talk about forefathers, didn't you know Taib and his cronies been stealing the lands that belongs to our forefathers? Ignorance is a bliss isn't it khobu.

    • Nelson Mandela Janti

      hi khobu, my great-great grand fathers, the headhunters warriors could make a smoke meat out of a nincompoop moron like you. What did you get by licking your master's arse? Wake! up use your little brain and understand the real issue that affects the NCR land –stolen by the thief CM..don't you understand,you scum of the earth?

  • http://M.Today bbaub

    To Khobu :you can continue to pick up the miserable crumbs thrown at you by taib and his bunch of corrupted plunderers.

    To Claire and PJJ : Thanks for the wonderful work you and your team have been doing. Please bombard najib and all his gang of ministers with compilation of the report to arouse their conscience and soul and also so that they cannot claim that they do not know or that there are no evidences of such massive scale of corruption.

    Please also bombard all the editors of all the main stream medias (print and electronics) for the same reason.

  • Stanley Teoh

    Sarawakians, or more precisely, INDIGENOUS Sarawakians, why do you continue to vote BN election after election ? It defies logic and common sense why people who OWN Sarawak continue to allow COLONISERs to continue to OWN THEM ! Are they so backward and weak as to not be able to stand on their own ? Sarawak is RICH – very,very rich in natural resources but yet INDIGENOUS Sarawakians have NO share of it whatsoever. Why , why I always asked. I find NO answer except they "wanted" it this way. There were democratic elections . Yet they chose not to exercise their rights in a RIGHT way but rather sell away their precious vote for some paper money, unfulfilled promises, arickety bridge,a little piped water or a little tar road or just being down-right ignorant ! I feel sorry for you people of Sarawak!

    The State Assembly will be dissolve Monday 21st Mar (tomorrow) and an election will be held soon. Will we see any change ? Or will it be the same old ways ?

    Saying it as it is " you're just a bunch of fools ! " – and LOSERS ! Otherwise – WAKE UP !!!!

  • Stanley

    Oh my God!

  • Bleeding Sarawakian

    Great job! SR. The world need to hear the truth! Nothing but the truth! Love you for your righteousness.

    Proverbs 21:12 "The Righteous One takes note of the house of the wicked and brings the wicked to ruin."

  • azman

    blood money?

  • anak sarawak

    STUPID KHOBU….HOW MUCH U GAINED FROM TAIB…GO AD SUCK HIS JOBO FOR MORE MONEY….BODO

    • pen4

      Anak Sarawak,

      Khobu did not get much money from his master. But, RM5K is too too much for him because he never see it.

  • TMai

    Malaysians owe the Sarawak Report a great deal. Don't let scums like Khobu distract us from the Sarawak Report's excellent work. Contribute in any way we can.

  • Malaysian

    Vote BN out of Sarawak!!

    • Bill Lau

      If what was reported truly represents the extent of the landgrab, all the money that the CM derived therefrom must be regarded as illicit. For him to conceal the illegal money by purchasing properties overseas, this would be tanamount to money laundering. As such this would come within the purview of Bank Negara.

      What Bank Negara should do is to confiscate and caveate all the CM's bank accounts and properties respectively. All his assets must be confiscated and restored to the State, if justice is to be done and seen to be done.

      The only positive way, in my view, is to unseat the CM at the coming State Election. Let the PR have the singular opportunity to run the State and institute the necessary actions against the land-rabber.

      • tebuso

        BILL LAU..

        the bank negara will never do that because the MACC refuse to invetigate our report. saying it's a very high profile case. they can't touch it. kasian kita olang salawak. very unfairly treated..

        • pen4

          Tebuso,

          If MACC cannot touch it, why don't they use "powerfull binocular" to see it. Nak seribu daya, tak nak sebab dah kena rasuah kah?

  • pelanuk

    Great that this has been released. Now if you have the timber concessions, that should also go on the map. If this is done, and the suggestion below is adopted, virtually the whole map of Sarawak will be coloured red!

    May I suggest that you make the dots proportional to the size? This can be either Sarawak-wide, i.e., the area of licence as percentage of total Sarawak area, or district-wide, i.e., the area of the licence as percentage of total district area. This would give a much better idea of how widespread is the land grab, especially since there's probably insufficient information to plot out the exact location of the licence area.

  • Borneo Tarzan

    All Sarawakian should stand up against not only the pehmoh but the Najib. Tiny Singapore can survive without natural resources, even can achieve 2nd developed country in asia after Japan. Why Srwk canot, b'cos all our $ go to the pehmoh and the west. We have int'l airport but no int'l destination, we don't have MRT, no railway, goods are few cents more expensive, we find it all in the west.

    Swkian should vote for independent country and start from now immediately!

    • Blunt Speaker

      We need to kick BN out so as to change a new government, not only for the betterment of Sarawak but Malaysia as a whole. If this cannot be achieved due to corrupt dirty tactics of the BN, we seek a referendum for Sarawak to be independent!

    • Tuggang Anak Balau

      Don't worry brother. We have Tarzan Jala who can turn around MAS. I bet he can do miracle for us in Sarawak. Its peanut to him.

      Anang baka orang ke rari ka guntur kena ujan.

  • bubukbusu

    When you young does it matter. Everybody have fun. As long as it joy. So what the big issue with girls. It just stupid remark to look into someone past. If Taib could have left nicely I thing people forget. He just have no more feeling like human. Too much money forget about real world. Life and dead also forget. No worry he soon be gone. Every where I go and ask about him, people say tak ingat mati punya orang tua!.

    • Blunt Speaker

      What's wrong to have girlfriends when we are young? It is wrong to have one when you are old and impotent IF your girlfriend is young enough to be your CUCU!

  • evidence

    Now that almost everything is known, REAL Sarawakian Christians leaders [Federal and State] should make a stand and resign from unholy cohabitation with the devil and its ilk.

    They are milking your people dry and hanging them up to die.

    • Blunt Speaker

      They are not real Christians, these Dayak ministers as well as those Kadazan ministers in Sabah! They are just so called or nominal Christians, cowards and hypocrites to be exact! They are too scared to act or say anything or their self interests would be in jeopardy! Either we worship God or Money and it seems that these guys prefer money as their god. They are under the control and mercy of the Devil, a bondage they can't break away! They need to repent now or they will burn with their master in the ETERNAL HE'LL,!

  • http://yahoo King Robert

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    If what is written is true, it is really SHOCKING.

    What is the anti-corruption agency MACC doing ???

    For only RM2500, app MACC had driven Teoh Beng Hock, a witness, to his death.

    • Baram Ranger

      What are the MACC doing?

      when the don't do what they are supposed to do, it implies that they themselves are corrupt…. even more corrupt than others… how much they get for not taking action against someone?…..

  • Iban in OZ

    I'm inclined to agree with Stanley Teoh in regards to some Dayaks still voting BN. Most of these people are either not affected by the land grab and they don't give a damn about those who are affected or they are brainwashed by BN. Where I came from is a BN stronghold. Most people are related to one another and they follow the "leader". Most have their own reason to vote BN. Hopefully now they realized how corrupt the person they had been supporting is!

    SR maybe put a Graph or Chart on the map as well stating how many acres and how much those land are worth. Thanks!

  • Every Vote Counts

    http://daftarj.spr.gov.my/daftarj/daftarbi.aspx

    “The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of moral crisis.”

    CHECKING ELECTORAL ROLL

    REMEMBER to get more people to vote for PR.

    Every Vote Counts.

    Its NOW or NEVER.

    CHANGE NOW.

    Vote for A BETTER Malaysia for ALL Malaysians

    • Yes Sir

      I think quite a rough road for PR to get through. Taib can bar anyone from entering Sarawak if he/she will endanger him. He is the most powerful & wealthy CM in Malaysia. Imagine if a person has both power and money, he can do anything he wants.

      The thinking of Sarawakians is still a hundred year behind KL. Even drinking, they just ask for beer and never thinking of whisky or brandy.

  • buntas

    I am not supporting BN or PR all have same agendas. I am only support 1 thing only… Sarawak pull out from Malaysia and Form new Nation…

    • Cqalx

      I agree with buntas and jimmy lim. Sarawak should form it's own country. only problem is, how can you make sure another Taib won't become the leader.

      New's alledge that the previous prime minister gave rm320billion worth of oil field to brunei.. taibs stole a few hundred more billion and squandered a few hundred more billion: If Rm1 trillion is stolen from sarawak Sarawak has 2.4 million people.

      1 trillion divide by 2.4 million.. = rm417,0000 each person

      that means every young person or old person can go Australia study medicine or go USA IVY LEAGue university already.. but do we see this kind of development in Sarawak?

      Taib himself is Sarawakian. So if break off. you sure another Taib like person won't come to power?

      By the way, I'm from penisula too. but is sickening how Sarawak money is spent on Malays who claim to have more rights than the indigenious people(Quote from Mahathir)

      I totllay agree Sarawak should form it's own country.. So terrible the way indigenious people are treated

  • RAKYAT SARAWAK MIRI

    BABI BN!!!!

    KAMI AKAN UNDI PAKATAN RAKYAT!

    babi bn

    najis betul.

  • Tuggang Anak Balau

    Looking at a few red and blue dots in the map above, its just the tip of the iceberg. It was reliably learned that one cannot place a finger on the map of Sarawak without touching areas that have been allocated and earmarked to individuals and corporations either for the purposes of oil palm plantation, re-afforestation, or hydro dams. These fortunate individuals and corporations are all somehow linked to the current administration.

    Please look for that planning map.

  • jimmy lim

    Can the sarawakians do an "egypt" here through the ballot box? vote taib out and then investigate him for the fraud and stealing. then revoke all land sales, confiscate and forfeit all his and family assets/wealth gotten through illegal and ill means with the assistance of the international community just like marcos? is there case for it? thanks

    • tebuso

      jimmy,

      I just hope PEKATAN has done enough ground work for a MUST CHANGE sarawak.. and of cause with the help of SR & RFS. You and me go and do our part in the ballot box comes election day.. everyone is a key player here, and every votes count..

  • Rebel

    Taib, you are so rotten and evil; you are worst than Satan. Even hell will not be hot enough for you! Go throw yourself into the burning volcano pit!

  • jimmy lim

    i agree that sarawak should secede from malaysia just like south sudan. i am confident sarawak can do much better on its own with all the resources. btw, i am from peninsula

    • Blunt Speaker

      Bro Jimmy Lim, no problem where you are from. As long as you are a decent honest person, you are welcome to fight our cause! I had compared the wellbeing of Singapore and even Brunei to Sarawak. They are indeed much better off than us in many ways despite the fact that they stay independent all this while and with less natural resources than Sarawak, esp. Singapore. If Independent and with GOOD GOVERNANCE, Sarawak should be far BETTER OFF! What a PITY!

  • Beliver

    All My Family Members (8) WILL Vote PR for This Election!!!

    • Blunt Speaker

      Very good, my friend, make sure your relatives and friends too!

  • najibrazak

    Just the election present that I would least like to receive! No doubt Taib will remain silent. What can he say?

    • http://none Watch Dog

      WHY DO YOU ASK YOUR CLOWN,HISHAMUDDIN TO DEFACE OUR BIBLE? WHERE IS POINT 1 OF THE 18 POINT PLAN FOR SARAWAK??

      TO US CHRISTIAN THAT IS BLASPHEMY..WHO DO ISLAM PEOPLE STAMP ON OUR BIBLES??

      IDRIS JALA SHOULD REMAIN FIRM INSTEAD OF ACCEPTING OTHER RELIGIOUS PEOPLE DEFACED OUR BIBLE.WHY IRIS JALA? SCARED OF YOUR POSITION..REMEMBER THAT THEY ARE JUST USING YOU AS YOU ARE NOT AN ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE.

      ONCE PRINTED NO ONE SHOULD DEFACE OUR BIBLE AS THAT IS BLASPHEMY

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

        Kitab Injil tidak pernah diturunkan dalam bahasa Melayu. Malah Kitab Injil juga tidak pernah diperturunkan oleh Allah kepada Nabi Isa dalam bahasa Inggeris. Kitab Injil hanya diturunkan kepada Nabi Isa dalam bahasa Ibrani.

        Apa yang berlaku adalah Kitab Injil asal telah diterjemahkan kedalam beribu-ribu bahasa lain termasuklah bahasa Inggeris dan Melayu. Maka versi yang dalam bahasa Inggeris mahupun Melayu bukanlah versi Kitab Injil tetapi hanyalah versi Terjemahan Kitab Injil dan tidak layak dipanggil Kitab Injil.

        Versi Terjemahan tidak selayaknya disamakan dengan versi asal. Versi terjemahan Kitab Injil Bahasa Melayu telah diterjemahkan daripada teks Injil Bahasa Inggeris. Tidak ada badan tertinggi Kristian sedunia yang memperakukan bahawa versi Kitab Injil dalam Bahasa Melayu adalah versi Kitab Injil yang tulin dan betul-betul merupakan Injil melainkan ia hanyalah diiktiraf sebagai terjemahan semata-mata.

        Oleh yang demikian, ia masih sebuah buku yang boleh dikawal oleh manusia dan undang-undangnya. Perkara ini juga berlaku ke atas kitab al-quran dan teks terjemahannya. Bezanya, umat Islam menghafal al-quran dan dengan mudah mengetahui sama ada ayat-ayat quran telah diubah berbanding dengan umat kristian yang sangat-sangat sedikit menghafal Kitab Injil yang mana dipercayai 999 daripada 1000 orang umat Kristian tidak menyedari berlakunya pindaan-pindaan dalam kitab Injil berkenaan.

        Justeru itu, dakwaan bahawa tindakan kerajaan merendah-rendahkan martabat Kitab Injil adalah tidak berasas dan hanyalah bersifat menangguk di air yang keruh.

  • AKI Kumbong

    Taip Mahmud want to be CM not because he really want to help the people. His main mission as CM is to steal & plunder the resources belong to the Sarawakian-NCR.

    IF He still win the election this time around not because the people still support him but because of money. He will pour millions of ringgit in order to win. Win he may because the people of Sarawak still do not understand the the damages he had done. IS IT ?

    Removing him may be difficult but the people of Sarawak must understand that to support this type of man in power we are also equally guilty. Hopefully rural dayaks got info by now from Sarawak Report so that they understood fully what Taip had done.

    Kaban orang bangsa tu enda olih patut nyadi Kepala Mentri agi.

    Enti iya enda ngetu nyadi Kepala menteri menoa Sarawak tu di lelong iya ngagai menoa bukai.

  • sam westington

    People of Sarawak. Do not vote for Taik Mamut and Najis Razak this coming election. Wake up and smell the kopi o peng.

  • http://yahoo.com robert

    Time for sarawak people to change the goverment in this GE open our eye and vote out the bn by saving sarawak from being destroy by this bn people. sarawak report had done a good job for the sarawak.

  • William Wallace Kela

    All the best for your coming election Sarawakians – greeting from William Wallace Kelantan :)

    Some inspiration..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLrrBs8JBQo

    • Tuggang Anak Balau

      There is no more Mel Gibson in Sarawak. The war cry of "Agi Idup Agi Ngelaban" has vanished in thin air. We Dayaks has become timid and tame animal. Domesticated already, lah.

      Most of our "leaders" udah masuk kerungan Taib Mahmud. Nadai runding agi. Debai tak au. Matai idun.

  • bas

    Thank you once again, Clare and Peter!! That gives more reesons for opposition ro win election!!

  • http://Taobandceonies bas

    Not only must Taib be voted out. All the cronies must be voted out. they have benefitted form Taib's rule. They at=re pertner in crime!!

  • http://www.borneosubsea.com Mutang Tagal

    Land Grant from gov has just been released by Mutang Tagal after pressure from Lun bawang communities.

    The Tagal family is a hyprocrite in BN government.

    Son Rining Mutang Tagal- Imagine a ex-politician son, selling Drugs in Miri town, taking excessive drugs in Perth, taking him 4 years to complete his MBA

    Mutang Tagal could not even finished his MBA in Curtin Sarawak when he first started in year 1999.

    Even so, Their first cousin, Joel who is a heroin addict are constantly supported./funded by Mutang tagal regular check.

    The Tagal family is also a mafia. The demise of Judson is linked to his famous notorious son, Rining mutang tagal who himself is a drug dealer in the Miri.

    Mutang tagal was caught red-handed in 2006 when cops bust their deal. Apparently he paid RM 3000 to get a bail out.

    Some business that mata tagal set up has no definite purpose!

    It is how he launders black money.

    • tebuso

      Ooops.. a very interesting news here.. i wasn't aware of this…

    • Blunt Speaker

      God won't spare these type of people! It's a Disgrace and God would say,' I don't know you'. There are so many Christians who take God's mercy for granted! When they die, God will say,' I don't know you.' Because these type of people won't know when the Wrath of God is upon them and DIE!

  • Dayang Rogayah

    Hello!

    Please investigate the following:

    1. Land taken by Dr mahathir at Matang. There were suppose to be a new airport at matang near telaga Air but was cancelled due to 1997 economic crisis.

    2. dr m is known to own land at borneo heights was developed by Dr m's friend, Mr Lee Kim Yew!!

    3. the stateland around airport was taken by Dr M through Dr M's proxy. That land include four point hotel. Maybe Dr m has share?

    4. The stateland at tavuan Road, Kuchning, nect to KTS tycoon condominuim was taken also by Dr M 's crony.proxy, Ting Pek King. before Dr M stepped down as PM, he actually visited the site in his official car with police outriders with CM Taib Mahmud and Ting Pek king. The staeland has yet to be developed in what we undestand as hotel. Dr m, Eaib and Ting came out of their car and have a view of the land. In his memoir, Dr m try to protrait his rotten images and say tengku Razaleig is corruopted!!!

    • Tuggang Anak Balau

      Majority of political elites in Malaysia have land in Sarawak. One of Sultan from Malaya and Sultan of Brunei have land in Santubong. It took L&S Department less than one day to do perimeter survey and issued titles. Yayasan Melaka has large plantation land in Sarawak. And many more.

      Its the Iban who will be without land even to build a hut soon. Many Iban were induced to part with their land for few hundred ringgit an acre. On top of that the payments were made by installments.

      The government took their NCR land. Many of their land are submerged under water due to politics of development. More will meet the same fate once the 52 dams are implemented.

      The Ibans land will be the next Alantis.

    • Blunt Speaker

      Please check whether Dr. M owns 9000 hectares of land at Kundasang Sabah, somewhere around Kinabalu National Park. Just curious due to speculations.

      • Blunt Speaker

        Besides Taib, people like Dr. M, Ling Liong Sick, Tun Daim, Samy Vellu and Najib are to be investigated as well! You have been a HYPOCRITE far too long, Dr. M, your time is near and TRUTH WILL PREVAIL!

  • manofborneo

    Oh puh-leaze.. More anti-establishment blah blah blah… all you who are just pawns of some white sour grapes ex-colonial who missed out on being the wife of a PM and now has delusions to have her own CM..

    Just because you're related to a CM doesn't mean your life has to stop. Has anyone looked at how similar or not these so-called "land grabs" are any different from other land deals in the state?

    And there's still no actual "eveidence" on this post other than allegations and accusations. Not to mention the usual faaarrr-ouuttt claims:

    E.g. 930 million for 30,000 acres at 31 millions an acre? Hello? Reality check? Is this land in Sarawak or Tokyo? Just how accurate is the info this site is supposed to be getting? Report the actual SUBSTANTIATED truth for a change!

    You can flame me all you want but I wont be wasting any more time on this thinly-veiled tabloid site and it certainly won't change how unrealistic the claims are! So with that, flame on, all you useful idiots!

    • Tuggang Anak Balau

      Man of Borneo should check his calculation. RM31,000 per acre lah.

      We do not need you to make any comment here. One less of you will be replaced by hundreds more.

      You cannot even count, satu dua tiga.

      You feeling guilty kah? Just like a cat after berak always try very hard to cover its shit. Nanti bau orang tahu.

      • manofborneo

        My Math is just fine. I'm quoting your beloved SR: "Onn is seeking to cash in on a 30,000 acre plantaion that he is esitmating at RM 31 million per acrea. The is a sum of roughly RM 930,000,000 million ringgit rhat he stands to make." Go see the article.

        So who can't do the math?? HAHAHA

        Anyone can put red dots on a map. Doesn't make them true. Post the actual transactions and titles!

        • Teaser

          manofborneo,

          Man of Borneo? So do alot of other man borned in Borneo lah and you are not our hero at the moment. Nothing wrong with your math but somethings wrong with your eyes? That Onn guy's plantation is in Johor lah and a cash cow for anybody who is willing to buy and thats why the high valuation, his asking price not SR's. Remember your compliment to us……."useful idiots" and yes we are and you…the useless idiot!!!! HA ha ha ha ha ha ha ha……

    • Blunt Speaker

      manofborneo, so TERUK is your simple Arithmetics that even my Primary school kid finds it HUMILIATING! No wonder you are a Taib crony! He prefers people like you, NUMBSKULL IDIOT!

      • manofborneo

        Replied. Go see above. SR can't even spell or count. How accurate is the rest of what they post??? I want the truth not just rabid anti-establishment propaganda.

    • Teaser

      Manofborneo,

      Thank you. We are idots but useful! How about you? Someone who envy the useful? …and we flame the masses we love and you flame who?…ofcourse PAYHIM Taib lah. I'm such an idiot, but then again myself and the rest of us idiots are the useful idots.. thats you exact words of compliments. Thank you Sir!

      • manofborneo

        Please Google "Karl Marx useful idiot". Then comment.

    • lkl

      So there is a error(assuming you're right), perhaps a typo but then you said "Just because you’re related to a CM doesn’t mean your life has to stop."Wait a minute, that figure is wrong and whole SR is made up so why should anybody's life stop?

      I guess you're saying it's no big deal even if SR is true. Well, that's your standard, just not ours.

      To answer your question:-Puh-leaze, don't stop, connected is good, the party just getting started!

      ".. ex-colonial who missed out on being the wife of a PM and now has delusions to have her own CM.." The instant you started with this sentence, you showed how objective you were(not much).

      Of course I don't expect you to read this because "You can flame me all you want but I wont be wasting any more time on this thinly-veiled tabloid site…" and because you already wasted time here by replying to some of the posts.

      • manofborneo

        You're right, I just cant stay away from SR. Everytime I need a good laugh, I drop in to read the latest fantasy and troll all of you… and its fun, I admit it!

        But lets be serious for a moment and get a few things straight:

        Nobody is above self-interest, certainly not someone who has been in power for so long. However, the sheer magnitude of the tall tales posted here is what I can't agree with. Its not just a small typo here or a misquote there, its entire posts that have little or no factual content, just accusations and lurid claims to rave and some might say, rabid support!

        Far from being a conduit for the TRUTH, this site has squandered its opportunity to actually be useful. The math error isn't mine. Its directly quoted from your beloved SR's article about Onn. Hmm.. I don't seem to see any flaming rants about math errors there?

        Perhaps my remark about the ex-colonial may have been a little un-objective but is it any different from the volumes of accusations that are being posted? So, thank you, you've just illustrated how objective SR is, which was the point of my remark. Anyone can post an accusation, however nasty or untrue..

        Why do I provoke all of you? To remind you to avoid the blind belief that everything posted here must be true. I still dont see any actual verification of anything that SR "reports", which by the way, is getting increasingly wierder by the post. Lots of outrageous claims but still no actual substantiation. So seriously, please go and google "Karl Marx useful idiot".

        • Teaser

          You are not in anyway provocative to us. You just semms to be in denial. Why do you keep coming back to SR if you don't believe anything you read? Or is it because you have your doubts about your truths and want answers from SR? Since you seems to know the facts about the issues brought to light by SR, why dont you give us the proof, the facts to debunk everything SR have reported to be the truth. Maybe you can then convert everybody to your side and paint SR as a messenger of doom.What about the court cases, decisions favouring the natives from Lundu all the way to Miri.You mean to say court decisions are not hard truths, based on hearsays? Tell me,do you sleep well at night? Most of us don't because we dare not look at the BN controlled news papers and read the our rights to our NCR land has been distinguished for some "gov't Projects"? Can you asked taib how much shin yang paid to the chinese family to bailed taib's sister out from the Tanjung Batu Condo. project in Bintulu? You and taib are the accused so prove your innocents!

  • Dayang Rogayah

    Uk government should institute environemntal crimes charges against taib for destryoying 95% of the rain forests!! Now, he wants to further destroyed the nature by building 12 mpore dams!! He ,must be held accountable for all these!!

  • Dayang Rogayah

    People must be blind to say there is no evodences!!!

  • lkl

    Never before so much is at stake for the people of Sarawak and Malaysia. You are at the threshold of history – make that change!

  • manofBAU

    ManofBorneo…DOnt be too quick to point fingers…..Are you guilty of something?? Or are you trembling??

    Please do a simple maths…if as u said 31m/acre….3 acres will already be 93m. Correct?

    30 acres therefore wil be 930m., correct?

    and there are 30,000 acres….which my calculator can compute….

    So please do not simply say……use your brains and dont be blinded…..it proves that you have been blinded all these years!!!!

    • manofborneo

      As replied earlier:

      My Math is just fine. I’m quoting directly from your beloved SR: “Onn is seeking to cash in on a 30,000 acre plantaion that he is esitmating at RM 31 million per acrea. The is a sum of roughly RM 930,000,000 million ringgit rhat he stands to make.” Go see the Onn article.

      So who can’t do the math?? HAHAHA I dont seem to see any outraged rants about math errors there??

      Anyone can put red dots on a map. Doesn’t make them true. Post the actual transactions and titles!

  • Meggie

    Shit thief minister, you won't go very far with the shit on your hands. may you and your family will be hang for this.

    JUSTICE WILL PREVAIL

  • Meggie

    Ms Clare and Mr Peter Jaban, you guys are real heroes. Once again, congratulation !!

    Well done.

    You have my full pledge

  • Maharaja Dayak

    Its just that people of Sarawak are ignorant, gullible. They just want to eat, sleep, enjoy but care-less of what is happening around them.

    They just simply don't bother to reflect on what will happen to the future of their generations?????

    They dont have the means or, are less educated than us?? It's never too late than nothing. …..Let others [like u & I] do the job for them. Sacrifice…. in the hope that victory shall be ours. SAY NO TO MAMUT REGIME!!

    Anyway thanks CLARE and RFS vigilantes, Papa urang utan…brilliant job! Strike them hard!

  • zzzZZZ

    like what bro watch dog said in other post,

    print "TO KNOW THE TRUTH,READ SARAWAK REPORTS" and put at the back of your windscreen, or “VOTE PAKATAN,READ SARAWAK REPORTS"

    "END CORRUPTION,READ SARAWAK REPORTS", MAKE A CHANGE, READ SARAWAK REPORTS", ”砂州变天,READ SARAWAK REPORTS” , 砂州变天,还看砂劳越报告“ "&^#^*&@$$*@*$(indian words pls),READ SARAWAK REPORTS"

    i think there's nothing wrong doing this during the election. we can say we are DAP, KEADILAN supporters,we help promote!! the polis cannot do anything to us. we create our own slogans that speaks more in a few words.

    everyone, use your imagination, think of better words and stick on the back of ur car!! Let everyone see this!! We can make a change!!

  • Kain

    Stole and sold natural resource from the country and native is an act of treason.

  • Ed Wal

    Well done SR! More truths please – the truth will set the people free. May the last emperor be exposed for the evils he has committed against humanity, not just Sarawakians. How many lives he has killed by neglecting to develop the interior – lack of transport & utilities, education, health care and devastated lands, whilst exploiting natural resources.

    Is it true that Taib & co is richer than Brunei?

  • Iban in OZ

    For 30 years Taib rule Sarawak, his government couldn't even build railways that could link one state to the other. People still travel in almost rundown buses to get from A to B. To top that, traveling by road from one state to another there's no rest areas with proper public toilets by the roadside. You gave to stop at some coffeeshop to "borrow" their toilets. This is a simple basic need which the government can't even think of. what more to say about some major development?

    It's easy to cry Independent! Independent! Harder to do. Let's deal with first thing first and move on from there.

    As for the person who said sarawakians are backwards for ordering beer instead of whiskey, we in Aussie drink beers does that mean we are backward too? Haha

  • Teperasa Agoo

    Aren't these red dots enough proof? Proofs of Taib's corruptions exist many-many years ago, but neither BPR nor MACC bothered. Can I also say you act only when your political master say so? 1Malaysia's laws are only meant to suppress the opposition who dare to point out the wrongs of BN.

  • http://bernardendok@gmail jeff

    Dear all SR readers.Stop Taib government ie BN to rule over Sarawak now.If we let them to win for another term, we will suffer for ever till wawasan 2020.Now is the time to change the present government for the future generations of Sarawak.

  • hot

    after 32 years of contributing to white hair's richness why stop.

    native sarawakians should keep contributing.

    native sarawakians should live an impoverish live for example : each family should have a blow gun, a small plot of land say 20m x 20m for farming, for rearing some animals like pigs, chickens and ducks and a small built hut for lodging. this is more than enough to accommodate each family and their relatives.

    the rest of their land should be given in charity or exchange for $600 ringgit to white hair for posterity.

    natives are known for their generosity and kindness and magnanimity.

    long live native sarawakians.

  • Dayang Rogayah

    I understand the present Agong was given a piece of land at Santubong!! That was not long ago sometime between 2006-2009.

    • pen4

      That is how BN works "Kalau you tolong saya, saya akan tolong you"

      You bagi saya tanah, saya sokong you pun TUN lah" OK GOOD DEAL. Penduduk di Santubong suka ati lah nak letak lol.

    • Blunt Speaker

      NOBODY IS ABOVE THE LAW! LOUD AND CLEAR NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE, THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS IMMUNITY AND IMPUNITY, HISTORY HAS PROVEN IT!

  • PK

    Will the native people be able to receive this news and accept them as truth?

    Will they dare to make a conscious change for the sake of their children, and their children's children, or will they just take the "gifts" they will receive for their immediate satisfactions?

    Are there groups of volunteers sent to these places and reach out to the people affected to inform them of the truths, and convince them to make changes?

    Will they be threatened with their lives if they want to make changes?

    These are real questions.

    Yes, by all means make a change for the better, but make sure these people are protected and not affected in any way.

    May God bless Sarawak and its people.

  • ronald

    really terrible government…we will stand up and vote to pakatan and fight back to them…keep let us know more the update news on that cheating government.

  • ronald

    please vote for Pakatan Rakyat in coming election and say no to Taib's Family and government…

    Come on… we are the tauke on this coming election and tell them it's too long for their family on this corruption…

    Bring out and tell's all your relatives and friends to vote on PK too…

  • Dayang Rogayah

    must watch, ubah vs taib. Ubah is the hornbill mascot of the opposition front for the coming state election in Sarawak. Ubah means change.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4BQGdPqo6Q

  • Dayang Rogayah

    understand the present Agong given land near Santubong bridge.

    • Kuching Samsung

      What???? Now Agong has a piece of land here too. I surely vote for PR this time around.

  • Iban in OZ

    Correction to my previous comment. I meant traveling between one town to another not "state".

    Khobu, hot and zawawi not worth responding to.

    SNAP used to be a strong party until 2 top men fought over the leadership!

  • http://www.whitehair-inc.com.my White Hair

    To all my loyal subjects

    Do you all believe all these lies that have been thrown at me?? I am sure you all are not gullible enough to believe all these "reports" that were thrown at me to make me look bad!

    After serving over 30yrs to all of you, is that the type of gratitude shown to me?? I am sure you are not blinded by such 'faked reports' that is aimed at me … time and again, I've been subjected to these false claims!!!

    After all the things i've done for you:

    1. Paying you HANDSOME amount of $$$ in exchange for your native lands, i have made sure you also get HANDSOME 'upgraded' life by giving you utilities

    2. By clearing the jungle of Sarawak for timber, i made sure you get WORLD CLASS infrastructure like roads and amenities that conveniences you rural folks

    3. By ensuring we scratch our backs (you scratch mine, i scratch your's) we can be a force to be reckon with! So you can live your relax comfy life while I get on with my ….errr…. hard life to make sure i work and serve you lot to have a better and comfy life!!!

    4. All these blasphemous claims of me having properties all around the world … how can you indigenous folks believe it?!?!? Afterall, you are NOT THERE to see it … only these lying foreign perpetrators would try to blow me down … but not my own beloved people! Trust no one but me …. after 30 yrs of GREAT development … we are not far from our West Malaysian cousins in terms of development!!!

    5. You believe the kick-backs i received from the Japs?? Of course not!!! Another blasphemous claim … only foreigners envy our position as resource rich country … after all, we pay 'nominal' sums of royalties back to Federal; but we still reap HUGE returns for our development … see you indigenous folks nowadays get scholarships to study overseas and other local unis!!! How can you be ungrateful???

    SUPPORT and VOTE FOR ME in the next G.E. and i can make sure you will not be left behind …. i will stand BY YOU in the next 10-years of progressive development of S'wak!!!

    Only the gullibles will vote against me …. don't be blinded by these fools …

    • http://www.whitehair-inc.com.my White Hair

      Sorry … i tend to have short-term memory loss … my next generation leader will lead you in the next decade of progressive development of S'wak …. and I'll stand by him all the way …… ALL THE WAY!!!!

      He will be groomed very MUCH like me … or even BETTER than me to ensure PROSPERITY FOR ALL RACES!!! Like the past 30yrs i have brought to S'wak!!!

      Vote for BN for progress, prosperity and development!!!!

      … don't forget now … !

      • http://none Watch Dog

        Ting Nuok Bir,

        Well done,Lu ata tanah lagi kah kawan?? Say want to plant sawit lah kawan..

        Pa Lu Li kawan,asal lu lapat wang..wang yang penting..ambil tanak layak..kasih saya oi..

        Manyak babut ho..ha ha ha ha

        • http://none Watch Dog

          Who are you? Why do you use my watch Dog 's name.??I am very sad as there is someone trying to copy me.Too bad and sad..sigh!!

          Who is this fellow?

        • Blunt Speaker

          This impersonator watch dog and white hair are Taik cronies out to cause confusion and discouragement. The devil has sent his demons to create chaos! Don't worry, brethren, we have the shield of Jesus' blood! Amen!

  • manofBAU

    It took him 30 years to train NOBODY. So it will take another 35 years to train SOMEBODY. But to train somebody to be like him, is nearly impossible. Thus far in this world, there's only been Marcos and probably Mahathir. So its one in 12 billion in this world.

    Impossible to find the likes of him…not even 10%. And that's why none of those named as trainees in the last 15 years can take over……Effendi, Adenan and Abang Johari….train till die also no use!!!!!!

    Kong sito mo yun ah…in Hakka!!!

  • Landless Sarawakian

    This is just the very tip of the iceberg ! What about Georgie's Greenfield Plantation, Naroden " Raja Sawit" Simunjan, Kim Lun Bhd, etc Sigh !

  • sunshine

    Wow… Brilliant work… Credit to be given to the opposition… but how come opposition does things never consider its' consequences?????? I can tell you that you are all in deep deep troubles…. There will be a lots of innocent citizen whose info has been published… God bless you!!!!!

    • Teaser

      Sunshine,

      Innocent? How innocent can they be if they are a party to the land grabs,have a hand in perpetuating corruption and other misdeeds. Perhaps you are feeling guilty yourself?

      • sunshine

        Can u prove that they are the party who grabs the land? Guilty?? I think those who steal confidential information via dirty ways should be feeling more guilty!!

  • http://none Watch Dog

    COME YOU ALL SARAWAKIANS,NATIVES,MALAYS,CHINESE,MELANAUS NEAR AND FAR…EDUCATED OR UNEDUCATED.PLEASE READ THIS AND SEE FOR YOURSELF. JUDGE THE INFORMATION GIVEN BY SR.

    **IS THIS TRUE OR JUST BEING COOKED UP BY SR?.**

    READ AND SEE FOR YOURSELF AND HOW CAN ONE FAMILY TAKE ALL IN SARAWAK AT OUR EXPENSE?

    UNITED WE STAND NOW WHETHER YOU ARE GOVERNMENT SERVANTS OR NOT,DO YOU WANT ONE FAMILY TO TAKE ALL? THIS DO NOT INCLUDE THE LAND OPPOSITE SEMATAN BAZAAR,..ANOTHER RICH OIL AND GAS FIELD DISCOVERY.

    WAKE UP FROM DEEP SLUMBER FELLOW BROTHERS AND SISTERS AND LET US DEFEND OUR MOTHERLAND.

  • patrick

    WHAT'S WRONG FOR BEING A DAYAK?????? WHY WE VOTED FOR BN???? Because we are not stupid and we only voted for the one who has continuously helping us.

    I believe the one who said we are "stupid", is not very clever indeed… See u at the election day, the results will tell…. BN will win…

    • Blunt Speaker

      ANOTHER ONE OF THE ABC MEMBER 'ASSOCIATION of BALLS CARRIERS!'

  • aborium

    Dear White Hair,

    If you can't swallow facts, you have the right to self-denial, and eat as much fiction as you want.

    • aborium

      From 'politics of development' to 'progressive development' – what good is there for any brand of development if it is going in the wrong direction!

  • non political says

    i wun support P.K.R but I wun support taib either.sad sad sad beyond you and my control. taib is winning again.so just open your eyes wide and shake your head.its the same story.lets blogg for the next 35years to come.nothing is going to change.

  • mara

    WAOOOOOO!!!

    Sarawak Report is the Chief Thief & the Chief Bomoh too! They got the "power" & "magic" to transform the a confidential data into a public listed data! hhmmmm… Beware!! opposition's supporters, you don't know when is your turn they black magic you!!!! Good Luck!

    • Mari Mengundi

      "mara" says: They got the “power” & “magic” to transform the a confidential data into a public listed data!

      Can you come up with evidences SR has the power and magic to do that? Can you link the site that publish SR's bomohism, like how SR can publish evidences connected to Taib and his BN govt illegal acts on the people of Sarawak?

      Can you come up with proof where/when has the opposition 'santet' others' voters? How many people have perished by the opposition in the attempt to silence them? How many people have being C4-ed by the opposition? How many people have mysteriously died in the jungle of Borneo when they tried to set up blockade to prevent the opposition from getting into their lands?

      Come up with your evidences and prove that the opposition is dangerous to the people – or otherwise its the BN who sees the 'danger' of the oppsoition, right? Correct! Correct! Correct!!!

      p.s.: COME, rakyat Sarawak! Wake up, and KICK BN out!!

      Wassallammmm… to you too, "mara". :P

      • Patrick

        Watch Dog, Mari Mengundi wants the evidence of Khobu being paid by CM to do the postings here. Please provide.

    • Dayang Rogayah

      It is not black ic. it is for the good of the people. perhaps you have a share there??? Even if u have shares, u dont have to bellittle SR!!

    • http://none Watch Dog

      ANOTHER TAIB'S CRONY HAVING A PEA BRAIN. IGNORE HIM. HE CANNOT READ ENGLISH.

      HOW MUCH ARE YOU PAID BY YOUR THIEF MASTER. ARE YOU BLIND AND CANNOT SEE WHAT IS TH REALITY AND PROOF PEA BRAIN??

      BILA KAMU NAK PENCEN? ATA WANG KAH TAIB KASIH LU?? BERAPA MANYAK!!WANG HARAM???YA.. TUAN KAMU KASIH KAMU LAH.. TAK POAYAH KEREJA LAH..

  • hot

    I'll vote for natives to remain impoverish.

    I just dont understand why they need so much land for.

    long live natives.

  • Iban in OZ

    Patrick, you mentioned God yet you condone thievery, corruptions and so forth? Read your bible more and don't try to associates God with sins!

    Mara, one question? If you see bunch of thieves breaks in to your neighbor's house would you call the authority to expose them and get them arrested or will you help the thieves instead?

    • mara

      Iban in OZ, you are insulting GOD for accusing Patrick. People like you who reads Bible WITHOUT knowing its principle and meaning, has no right to criticize others. You shouldn't have involve religion in politics!

      Answering to your question… Yes, I will call the authorities when I see thieves breaking into my neighbour's house provided if I SEE WITH MY OWN EYES! I will not accuse others just because I have doubt in him/her until I have evidence. You are accusing CM without showing evidence on what you are doubtful towards him.

      So if I see thieves breaking into anyone's house, i will take the proper action to call the police immediately. Unlike those who only heard of and suspect the break-in, they would just stand aside, pull out a banner and tell all passerby that the house was broken into without seeing it with their own eyes!

  • maraharisson

    I totally agree with you, Patrick! SR stealed the confidential information from L&S!! Or perhaps I should say, the oppositions paid someone in L&S to steal those confidential information to be published publicly!!!

    How much money have you paid for these confidential data? I wonder how much are the L&S someone being paid with the dirty money of deceit to steal those information?? Oh, maybe they did not pay that someone anything but they promise him/her a promotion if they were to win in the upcoming election??

    Why do the oppositions want to do so?? Because they know they can't fight BN so they are using the dirty tricks hopefully to change the Sarawakians' mind? Because they want to rule Sarawak themselves for the sake of more benefits to themselves? What are their motives?? Think well, Sarawakians!!

    • demam pilihanraya

      Ha! Haa! Opponents resort to just any tactics under the sun to topple one another! That's what election is all about. It's similar to battles. Can we figure that? So, why only let the opposition get the blame? Whenever feuds are involved, there is hatred. Only that BN has more privilege to bark out their hatred in the media, but the opposition doesn't. In the case of Baru Bian who wants to talk to his supporters, but then was gagged by the BN police, can you see who is fair and who is not? Now, who is above the law, and who is below the law, when laws are actually made for everyone under the sun(yes, everyone including you and I, and ministers and their even their Superior Chief, like that Abdul El-Taib ibni El-Mahmuddd the Great of Sarawak)!!

      So, let's be fair to both sides. We can either vote for:

      1. BN, because they can work like magicians uttering the "abacadabra" chants of promising millions/billions whenever they meet-the-people; or

      2. PR, because we want to see how they can perform within 5 years from now (of course they couldn't utter the magic words like the BN, as learning magic take longer than 5 years!)

      • vincent

        yeah!! pihak pembakang mau kita Sarawakian berjudi! Kmk org sik akan berjudi masa depan kmk. BN telah terbukti bahawa mereka telah berjuang utk kmk org & membawa perkembangan kpd semua, manakala sipembakang… sik ada polah apa-apa, bising saja ada! kinitok minta org berjudi??!! Maaf, kmk org sik sebodoh ktk!

    • Blunt Speaker

      Another one of ABC ' ASSOCIATION of BALLS CARRIERS' member!

    • http://none Watch Dog

      Maraharisson & Patrick, Go and lodge police report of any break-in by SR .You said that SR stole from Land and Survey so go and lodge the police report.

      Any sign of break in? It must be inside job who are so fed up with your thief minister. If no break in,means you two have pea brain. you simply said things for the sake of saying only!!

  • Jini

    Come on Sarawakians…its election time…go tell all ur friends and your family members…BN will rape ur land and throw u the crumbs. People like Patrick will be happy for the crumbs.

  • Dayang Rogayah

    In the UK and I believe elsewhere in the developed world, once a document under the official secret Act is exposed, it becoem not confidential.

  • Dayang Rogayah

    I am very sick of people and Swakians in particular who still defend thieves!!! Very pathetic indeed!!!

    • flying dove

      101% agree with you Dayang

  • Dayang Rogayah

    What is important is the end. The end jsutified the means. As they say in Malay, "Matlamat menghalalkan cara""!!!!!So, Sarawak report, keep up the good worrk!!

    • http://none Watch Dog

      DG..BN WILL STILL WIN IN MALAY AREAS. HISTORY HAS SHOWN THAT THEY FAVOUR BN BECAUSE OF "UGAMA KITA" SYNDROME.NO MATTER WHAT,BN WILL WIN IN MALAYS DOMINATED AREAS.JUST TOO BAD AS ALL THEY KNOW IS BN,DACING SIGN..NEED TO EDUCATE THEM..PROVE TO US ALL THAT YOU MALAYS HAVE CHANGE TOO.

  • Iban in OZ

    My question is why would such data classified as confidential in the first place? That in itself is a good reason to expose it!

    Demam pilihanraya, you are correct.

    Maraharrison, so you confirmed in ruling Sarawak the BN individuals reap it's benefits? Eg Taib with his billions dollars empire?

  • Wong

    Apart from land grabbing, it is also a well known fact that whatever building projects that is happening in Sarawak, a premium has to be paid to Taib in order to get approval. Otherwise the Land & Survey Dept will not release the approval. Taib's excuses have been that the state needs to contral what should be developed when and where. One of my friends recently obtained an approval to build 10 shoplots in Sibu and for each shoplot, he has to pay about RM40k in order for the approval to go through. Where is all this money going to? I suggest Sarawak Report do an article on this corruption practice.

    • http://none Watch Dog

      Yes you are right. One shophouse will earned him RM40K and oine house will earn him RM25K.

      So you imagine how many houses and shophouses are beng built.

      e.g RM40,000 X 10,000 shophouses = RM400,000,000

      RM25,000 X 100,000 houses =RM2,500,000,000

      So Total earned =RM2,900,000,000 that is RM2.9 Billion

      But there are more than 10,000 shophouses and 100,000 houses.That is fleecing the rakyat.

      Do you want this to continue? YES or NO!!

    • http://none Watch Dog

      Yes you are right. One shophouse will earned him RM40K and one house will earn him RM25K.

      So you imagine how many houses and shophouses are beng built.

      e.g RM40,000 X 10,000 shophouses = RM400,000,000

      RM25,000 X 100,000 houses =RM2,500,000,000

      So Total earned =RM2,900,000,000 that is RM2.9 Billion

      But there are more than 10,000 shophouses and 100,000 houses.That is fleecing the rakyat.

      Do you want this to continue? YES or NO!!

  • I Love Sarawak

    We want the money and wealth to be returned to Sarawak! Punish the corruptor and his cronies. My dear Sarawakians, please do not be fooled by the election candies offered to you… They worth nothing compared to the amount of money laundered by these corruptors.

  • swk warrior

    I doubt with his kind of money and reach that he cant make the ballots sing for him with or without bribing voters.
    For all we know,bribing voters is just a show to get us to believe that's the extent of what he can do to tilt things his way during elections.
    Ask ourselves,why has it always been landslide victories every single time?
    Swkians are not stupid or ignorant, they are just scammed of a real leader that cares bcos this termite used all the dirty tricks possible with his illegal money to keep himself in power.

  • hadenough

    It is time for change. Real change. Rise up, vote him out. If not now when? show what you can do. People in Tunisia did.

    I had enough.

  • nowmaica

    I will surely influnce 4-6 people to vote him out…no worries

  • eye

    Timber concessions controlled by Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmud in which his family members, friends, proxies or political allies are board members or shareholders.

    Name of timber concession

    Name of board member or shareholder

    Position in or percentage of shares held in company

    Relationship to current chief minister, source of information.

    Bumi Hijau,

    26,000 hectares

    Douglas Sallang

    Director

    Former Senator (28 May 1997 interview with a Sarawak journalist, 6 June 1997 interview with State Assemblyman Aidan Wing). PBB nominee (12 August 1997 interview with James Chin).

    Gayasar, 25,006 hectares

    Abang Abdul Karim Tun Abg. Hj. Openg

    Director

    Elder brother of one of the chief minister’s most important ministers, Abang Johari, the Minister Industry (28 May 1997 interview with a Sarawak journalist).

    Kedasa, 41,000 hectares

    Bok Kok Pheng, Wee Ai Choo

    Directors

    Nominees for SUPP, one of four parties that make up the Sarawak Alliance (12 August 1997 interview with James Chin).

    Pasin, size unknown; Rinki, 33,300 hectares

    Wahab bin Haji Dollah, Assistant Minister for Infrastructure Development (28 May 1997 interview with a Sarawak journalist).

    Director and 50 percent shareholder

    Known as “Giant Killer” because he defeated former Chief Minister Tun Rahman in the state assembly elections in the aftermath of the 1987 Ming Court affair. Acted on the CM’s behalf in an attempt to obtain editorial control of the Borneo Post, where he is now a shareholder. Together with the chief minister’s first cousin, Hamid Sepawi, Dollah owns 25 percent of parent company of Utusan Sarawak newspaper. He serves as political lieutenant of Taib, by controlling the political activities, and seeing to the material needs, of eight PBB state assemblymen. He is a strong public proponent of continued Melanau leadership in Sarawak. Dollah is said to have been awarded eight timber concessions by Taib (Sayottaib 2001: sulit 6, dokumen 1-4), although this study identified only five. Dollah makes profits from his timber concessions available to PBB during election time (10 June 1997 interview with Kueh Yong Ann).

    Pasin, size unknown

    Dollah Ahmat Usop

    Director

    A relative of Wahab Dollah (6 June 1997 interview with State Assemblyman Aidan Wing).

    Pasin, size unknown

    Dolek bin Hj Mit

    Director

    A close friend and associate of Wahab Dollah (28 May 1997 interview with a Sarawak journalist) and/or Wahab Dollah’s cousin (6 June 1997 interview with State Assemblyman Aidan Wing).

    Pasin, size unknown

    Sharkawi Haji Bohari

    Director

    Former associate of Wahab Dollah. A former official of Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (7 June 1997 interview with State Assemblyman Aidan Wing). A “Taib nominee” (12 August 1997 interview with James Chin).

    Table 4.6 (continued) Timber concessions controlled by Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmud in which his family members, friends, proxies or political allies are board members or shareholders.

    Name of timber concession

    Name of board member or shareholder

    Position in or percentage of shares held in company

    Relationship to current chief minister, source of information.

    Rajang Wood,

    309,575 hectares Raplex, 72,251 hectares

    Abdillah Bin Haji Abdul Rahim

    Director

    A former General Manager of Sarawak Timber Industrial Development Corporation (18 August 1997 interview with Raphael Pura). Federal Senator (4 June 1997 interview with a state assemblyman, and 6 June 1997 interview with State Assemblyman Aidan Wing).

    Raplex, 72,251 hectares

    Datuk Haji Bujang Mohd. Nor

    Director

    Former State Secretary of Sarawak under Chief Minister Taib, from the early-to-middle 1980s (26 May 1997 interview with a reliable and informed academic). Former State Financial Secretary. Former chair of Bakun Hydroelectric Electric Corporation (28 May 1997 interview with a Sarawak journalist). Current Executive Chairman of Harwood. His position on the board of Raplex may be a golden handshake for having held one or more of the posts discussed above (12 August 1997 interview with James Chin).

    Rinki, 33,300 hectares

    Abdul Hamid Haji Sepawi

    Director and 50 percent shareholder

    First cousin to the chief minister, and an important business figure in the CM’s family (6 June 1997 interview with State Assemblyman Aidan Wing). Abdul Hamid is “holding part of the money” for the chief minister (11 June 1997 interview with former Assistant Minister of Finance Patau Ubis).

    Sarako, 36,000 hectares; Sarimas, 32,000 hectares

    Bustari Yusof

    Director and 55 percent shareholder; Director

    Although Bustari denies he is a nominee of the chief minister, one source insists that he is. Those who wish to settle the matter for themselves can go to Bustari’s reported watering hole, the Margarita Lounge at the Kuching Hilton (12 August 1997 interview with James Chin).

    Sarako, 36,000 hectares

    Dulang Holdings

    3 percent shareholder

    A company run by Bustari Yusof (13 June 1997 interview with well-placed and knowledgeable source in Sarawak).

    Seatex Plantations, 30,000 hectares

    Hj. Osman Tan

    Sri Marzuki

    Director, 17 percent shareholder

    Son of a former acting Governor of Sarawak (28 May 1997 interview with Jack Wong).

    Name of timber concession

    Name of board member or shareholder

    Position in or percentage of shares held in company

    Relationship to current chief minister, source of information.

    Seatex Plantations, 30,000 hectares

    Hj Khalid Tan Sri Marzuki

    Director, 21 percent shareholder

    Not only the son of a former acting Governor of Sarawak, but also a former Political Secretary to Chief Minister Taib (28 May 1997 interview with a Sarawak journalist). The current Political Secretary to Minister of Industry Abang Johari, one of the most powerful members of the current cabinet (9 June 1997 interview with Sim Kwang Yang).

    Timplex, 31,500 hectares

    Ting Ming Hoi, former Sibu senator, now deceased.

    Director

    James Chin says that Ting Ming Hoi is a “SUPP nominee” (12 August 1997 interview).

    Timplex, 31,500 hectares

    Tai Sing Chii

    Director

    S.K. Lau writes that “when he was having trouble raising political funds in 1970, Tun Abdul Rahman Yakub turned his target to Tai Sing Chii, owner of Pan Sarawak, and hoped that he could ‘borrow’ three units of outboard engine and a few hundred khatis of rice from the latter. Later . . . staff of the company disclosed that Tai Sing Chii had donated about 3,000 dollars to Yakub. So after the latter came to power, he repaid Tai Sing Chii for his donation for more than 3,000 times of the amount donated. As a whole, Tai Sing Chii had made a wise decision. Yakub could still remember him several years after he stepped down from the post of Chief Minister. One day, when we met at Singapore . . . Airport, he still praised . . . Tai Sing Chii. . . . After Yakub lost his power, all of us thought Tai Sing Chii had lost his strong backing also. It seemed that he was finished. But he turned to support Taib. Since then, he got richer and richer” (Lau 1995: chapter 18, page 1).

    Timplex, 31,500 hectares

    Tuan Haji Abdul Rahim Tai

    Director

    Brother to deceased SUPP nominee Ting Ming Hoi (19 July 1997 interview with Chiew Chin Sing).

    Timplex, 31,500 hectares

    Y.M Tunku Zuhri Bin Tunku Zakaria

    Director

    Member of one of the royal families of Sarawak (28 May 1997 interview with a Sarawak journalist).

    Timplex, 31,500 hectares

    Abang Mohd. Bin Abang Sharkawi

    Director

    Son of a former Resident of Sarawak (6 June 1997 interview with State Assemblyman Aidan Wing).

    Timplex, 31,500 hectares

    Awang Jaya bin Pengiran Tajuddin

    Director

    Former treasurer of PBB’s Bintulu branch (19 July 1997 interview with Chiew Chin Sing).

  • Dayang Rogayah

    What are Sarawakians waiting for??? Yes, kick Taib and jhos cronies out@@!!

  • Dayang Rogayah

    Lets unite to kick out BN!!!

  • Dayang Rogayah

    What are Sarawakians still waiting for?????

  • Dayang Rogayah

    When Tiab become CM, he immediatley set up Pelita and become its chair!! And the rest is termite work!!

  • Simon

    Hi All!!

    We need to vote taib and all his cronies (and hos forty thieves out) Outta they go!!! That's the only way!!

  • KARMA BELIEVER

    DEAR KHOBU………REMEMBER IT IS BAD AND WRONG FOR YOU TO SUPPORT THOSE POLITICIANS WHO PLUNDERED THE STATE TO ENRICH THEMSELVES AND THE MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE ARE DIRT POOR.DONT LET THE BAD KARMA FALL ON YOU.YOU MAY NOT WANT TO BELIEVE BUT JUST WATCH THIS YEAR TO CHANGE YOUR MIND.

  • K

    All can simply say and just simply get a Sarawak Map pin point any places if wanted…. Unbelievable!

  • Liam99

    As I read more, the stiring of inner passion is arised and what are we doing about it as Sarawakian. Enough is Enough… Time to change!!!

  • People Power

    April 16 is the day, you all Sarawakians to either vote to improved your life and other Malaysian as it will result the whole Malaysia votes. Or keep voting for living in poor and suffering. I hope you may vote according to your future as I in the East Malaysia is hoping your vote will increase the chances to change a better Malaysia

  • voter get voters

    Patrick Teoh say "Vote 4 BN so that we can enjoy being sodomised by BN for another 53 years." I totally agreed with him. Lets vote BN. Listen to this :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5d5jDwzZ9Rk&fe

  • Dayang Rogayah

    Sarawak report expose work!! news from Malaysiakini

    The Sarawak government has withdrawn two lucrative provisional land leases in Lundu, awarded by Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud to Polar Horizon, a company closely linked to his own family.

  • http://'GayuGuru,GeraiNyamai!'--Theforgottenvoice matl

    'Gayu Guru, Gerai Nyamai!' — The forgotten voice

    By Sim Kwang Yang – An Examined Life

    Malaysiakini

    2004-06-05 | As I write, here in Kuala Lumpur, on the eve of the harvest festival in Sarawak and Sabah, I am flooded by a consuming sense of painful nostalgia.

    I close my eyes and imagine the frenzies that ferment well-hidden beneath the national narrative as told in our so-called national media.

    Hoards of young men and women would be boarding MAS and AirAsia flights on their homeward bound journey back to their kampongs in the Land of the Hornbill and the Land Below the Wind. Like the legendary salmons, they will unerringly find their way home, no matter how far they have scattered.

    For the rest of the long year, they have toiled in the factories of Johore Bahru, Klang Valley and Penang, contributing their coarse labour to the bludgeoning industries in harsh jobs often shunned by other, more pampered and more complacent, Malaysian youths.

    Here, they are treated by their employers and the local communities with roughly the same level of regard reserved for Myanmar, Indonesian and Bangladeshi workers. They are useful and affordable, not always satisfactory, and always alien.

    The sense of alienation is probably mutual.

    For these legal economic refugees from East Malaysia, the low level of industrial development and lack of jobs back home have driven them westward, to the land they refer to as "Malaya". For many first time arrivals, the cluttered geography, the furious pace of life, the strange and intimidating faces make them feel like entering a different country.

    Biggest day in the year

    Back home in Sabah and Sarawak, the term "Orang Malaya" is often uttered with an undertone of contempt and distrust. Here, in the peninsular side of the nation, they have to live and work for and with Orang Malaya. They are strangers in their own country.

    Except for the few who have joined the middle class here, most of these young men and women who have toiled all years in low paying jobs would want to go back to their homeland for the harvest festival. It is simply the biggest day in the year for them.

    That the harvest tops their annual calendar events is itself symbolic of the unique identity of the natives of Sabah and Sarawak.

    All of the 70 ethnic communities in Sabah and Sarawak – defined by the outside world as "indigenous people" – live by their land. The Penans who still roam through the jungle by hunting and gathering are the only exception.

    They have survived in the jungle for centuries on their own through different governments by what economists and state planners would classify as "subsistence farming". By the standards of modern economic theories, the term "subsistence agriculture" carries with it a certain derogatory sneer.

    In truth however, the "tribal people" of Sabah and Sarawak engage in "self-sufficient farming." As long as they have their land, they will never perish. Their precious and bountiful land will always yield rice, their staple diet, and all else is furnished by the jungle, through hunting, gathering, and fishing.

    With their forest and their land, they have not needed the outside world much in past countless generations.

    In their worldview, farming is never the kind of economic activity envisaged by Adam Smith, Menard Keynes, and Milton Friedman. Farming is a whole way of life, from which you do not retire.

    An old Iban man in his 70s once told me: "We Iban must grow rice." He still grows and harvests his rice, and every now and then, presents me with a few kilo of his surplus as a gift. I have yet to meet a fat person in those traditional farming communities!

    The farmers of Sarawak and Sabah are natural bio-geneticists. Like all farmers throughout Asia, they have learned to mix numerous strains of rice through the centuries, to give the best quality and yield. I dare declare that the reddish Iban rice is a far superior stock to your expensive Thai fragrant rice. (The economists would probably want to advise them about intellectual property rights.)

    Long before the laws of the new nation-state was born, the indigenous communities in Sarawak and Sabah already had their own complex systems of communal customary rules called adat, dealing with all aspects of their socio-economic activities. Land matters feature prominently in these customary laws.

    Fascinating Iban myths

    In the case of the Ibans, land rights as defined by their adat are based on the custody and usage of the land, rather than the proprietary ownership of land. There is an assumption that nobody can really own the mountains. Anybody can lay claim to a piece of land after he has cleared away the primary jungle for planting purposes. This whole system of claiming native customary land rights was terminated in 1957.

    A whole legion of folk lore and myths were born from their natural universe. I have found Iban myths particularly fascinating. They have a myth of creation, and legends of heroes and titans which bear some resemblance to the ancient Greek myths.

    Since the Ibans have no written language, their myths and legends are handed down from generation to generation by word of mouth. The telling and retelling of stories, sometimes through the lyrical form of the Sampi recitals that go on for hours at a time, make the Ibans great orators.

    Just like the ancient Greeks who worshipped the gods of Homeric epics, the Ibans also worship the gods of their myths. To call them animists merely is a little unfair. They certainly have a sort of pantheistic idea, in which the jungle and the land are alive with spirits.

    The performance of religious rites is particularly crucial on the occasion of the harvest festival, especially the thanks-giving ritual of miring, in which offerings are made to the earth god Pulang Gana.

    Dramatic changes

    The harvest festival that falls on the first day of June every year is called the Hari Gawai.

    Actually the people of Sarawak – and probably Sabah also – celebrate harvests on different days. Right after independence through the formation of Malaysia in 1963, the new governments of these two states fixed June 1 as the Harvest Festival Day, in recognition of the prominence of those unique indigenous people found nowhere else in Malaysia.

    Independence has brought dramatic changes to the indigenous people of Sabah and Sarawak. By and large, the physical development that has been undertaken by the federal and state governments has improved their lot. Many have joined the rank of the urban middle and professional class.

    Nevertheless, 41 years after independence, these real Sons of the Soil in Sabah and Sarawak are finding themselves increasingly trapped in a living contradiction.

    People discussing national politics tend to forget that the brand of Malay ethnic nationalism practised by Umno is only applicable to the peninsular states of Malaysia. In Sabah and Sarawak, the Malays form a small minority of the population there.

    Failure of political parties

    By the logic of ethnic nationalism, political power in Sabah and Sarawak should be in the hands of the non-Muslim natives. In the last four decades, through successive prime ministers, the effort of the federal government has been such as to ensure that this logic is subverted by various machinations.

    In the last twenty years or so, there have been sporadic attempts to re-assert the logic of dominance by the majority race. PBS in Sabah represented the rise of ethnic nationalism among the Kadazandusun people. The PBDS in Sarawak was the vehicle of what they called "Dayakism", seeking to reassert the prominence of political power for the Dayak people.

    Obviously, both movements have failed in their original objectives, despite their early success stories. Today, they have succumbed to prevailing political realities, and have rejoined the BN stable. Both have since been plagued by internal party strife.

    Sadly, their failure is very much reflected on the ground. Many educated Dayak people I know refer to themselves as second class natives. Some see themselves as third class citizens, after the Malays and the Chinese. Although they form the majority of the racial numbers in Sabah and Sarawak, they have been relegated to the fringes of political power.

    Their customary land rights have been eroded and steamrolled by new legislatures. The supply of good farm land is getting scarce. In many places, the encroachment of logging, plantation schemes and public development projects has sparked off prolonged and acrimonious conflicts. Land remains as the most volatile political issue in Sabah and Sarawak.

    Modernisation has also brought to bear much pressure on the native traditional way of life. Farming in the traditional sense, is no longer seen as a viable alternative for those young people educated in Bahasa Malaysia, often in boarding schools away from the bosom of their villages.

    A quiet but massive exodus has taken place in the last few decades in Sabah and Sarawak. Numerous young men and women have been swarming to the cities and towns, first in Sabah and Sarawak, and now in the peninsular growth centres in search of better paying jobs.

    In many Iban longhouses that I have visited, I found only old people and young children. I got this eerie feeling that the whole community had been reduced to an exhausted past, and an uncertain future.

    Naturally, without the younger generations to inherit their rich cultural legacies, traditions are dying. The ancient crafts of making boats, building longhouses, weaving, dancing, tattooing, and native art are now dying fast. Even the whole oral tradition of telling tales and myths is disappearing.

    Welcome home, children

    But some traditions do persist.

    As I write, in numerous villages scattered throughout the vast landscape of Sabah and Sarawak, the joyous sound of rice wine brewing accompanies the sense of happy anticipation. The thought of loved ones coming home for the harvest celebration – from the distant land called "Malaya" – is cause for killing the fattened pig and pouring out the best brew.

    That is partly why the pull of the land is so strong for those young men and women who have scattered to far-flung corners in search of the mighty Ringgit. When they go home to the sumptuous spread awaiting their arrival, they would once again be treated like princes and princesses of the soil.

    Then the Ibans will happily greet each other, "Gayu Guru, Gerai Nyamai!" It does not matter that the Malaysian nation and the rest of the world have forgotten their voice, as long as they still have it.

    "Agi idup, agi ngelaban!" (While you still live, you fight on.)

    SIM KWANG YANG was (the opposition) DAP Member of Parliament for Kuching in Sarawak from 1982-1995. Since retiring in 1995, he has become a freelance writer in the Chinese-language press, and taught philosophy in a local college for three years. He is now working with an NGO in Kuala Lumpur, the Omnicron Learning Circle, which is aimed at continuing learning for working adults and college students.

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  • pray

    look…let me get this straight…it does not matter what race,religion/beliefs or background a politician come from…we NEED politicians who are GOD-FEARING and with INTEGRITY to rule Malaysia…if not,all hope is lost…

  • http://none Watch Dog

    WHAT ELSE LEFT BY THE THIEF MINISTER?

    BIDAYUH—NO MORE LAND,

    NO MORE SAND,

    NO MORE RIVER,

    NO MORE MOUNTAINS..ALL MOUNTAINS ARE ALREADY

    QUARRY LICENCED AND GIVEN TO HIS

    CRONIES.

    NO MORE FOREST..THE LAST ONE GIVEN TO YB DR JERIP

    AND JABU'S SON,GERALD RENTAP.

    OTHERS..ALSO THE SAME,NCR LAND, MOUNTAINS,RIVERS,FOREST.

    ONLY IF THE THIEF MINISTER CARES AND FORM A JV WITH THE PEOPLE,THAT IS PROSPER TOGETHER,THERE WILL BE NO PROBLEM AT ALL.

    NOW HIS NEPHEW…ABDUL AZIZ ADENAN SATEM IS TRYING HIS BEST TO COUNTER SR AND POST NICE AND PRAISING HIS UNCLE..BUT TO NO AVAIL.ORANG SARAWAK SUDAH MASAK DENGAR LAGI P.RAMLEE KAMU TAIB..SEKARANG LAGI SUDAH TECHNO LAH.. JANGAN MAIN MAIN SIA SIA LAGI DENGAN KAMI ORANG SARAWAK YANG SEJATI.

  • Joshua Y C Kong

    http://www.sabahforum.com/forum/sabah-malaysia-in

    Call for Royal Commission on the electoral system and frauds of Election Commission.

    As usual Sarawak State election is likely rigged by the EC.

  • imam frustrated

    JANGAN DIPERDAYA OLEH SYSTEM KERAJAAN SEMUA DIBELI DAN GUNA KHAS UNTUK TAIB DAN BN.

    PILIHANRAYA INI AKAN DI MENANGI OLEH TAIB,SATU CAR KALAU TAK PERCAYA LIHAT NANTI 16HARIBULAN.

    KALAU TAIB JADI KETUA MENTERI,HANYA SATU CARA SARAWAK,KITA SEMUA BERONTAK DAN SURUH TAIB LETAK JAWATAN UNTUK MASA DEPAN DAN BANGSA SARAWAK TAK KIRA KAUM.

    JANGAN BODOH.

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

    Dear Sarawakian,

    I have visited this blog for numerous of time and keep on reading its content.

    Though that the reports or articles or whatever you wanna to describe it may be presented to you readers as anti YAB Pehin Sri Taib, none I would say that the articles or reports have been presented in facts and figures. All reports and articles are only accusations and accusations without proof. If brought to court, all these reports cannot be used and it was never be, infact.

    Now, in this report, the so-called "confidential report" stolen from Lands and Surveys is actually referring to the Annual Report of Progress of Large Scale Plantation in Sarawak maintained by Lands and Surveys Department and the said documents is no longer Confidential. Anybody can access to it. Just that you have to write in to the department. And one thing that readers should know is that the said report is only one of few reports published by Lands and Surveys.

    Apart from Large Scale Plantation Report, another report available are Land Surveyed and Issued With Section 18 Titles within Kampung Tradisi. Why the Sarawak Report silence on it? Then another report on NCL Land Development Under SALCRA. Why the report have not in the Sarawak Report?

    Sarawak Report had several times making false report just to throw their anger toward YAB Pehin Sri. Sarawak Report do not care whether the report presented in this blog is correct or false as long as more and more people visiting this blog and they like it and accepting it as true.

    So pity of those who believe in the report presented by the reporters of Sarawak Report.

    Dear God, please make our beloved YAB Pehin Sri stronger and stronger from time to time.

  • anak mukah

    Jika "Sarawak Report salah" mengenai land grab, bermakna saya boleh menuntut kembali tanah yang telah dipinjam dari arwah bapa saya oleh Sarawak Land Development Board (SLDB) Ladang 1, Mukah Oil Palm Plantation. pada awal tahun 80an.

    Bagaimana dan kepada siapa saya (waris) menuntut kembali tanah itu? Saya percaya dan yakin kerajaan BN yang mendokong "Rakyat didahulukan, Pencapaian diutamakan" boleh dan sedia membantu saya.

    Jika kerajaan BN membela nasib serta membimbing rakyat luar bandar seperti saya menjadi peladang jaya, sudah pasti saya boleh mengusahakan tanah peninggalan arwah bapa saya, setelah tamat tempuh pinjaman oleh SLDB selama 30 tahun. Saya berharap semua pihak yang terlibat dengan urusan pinjaman tanah luar bandar seperti Land and Survey Sibu/Mukah dan SLDB Ladang 1, adakan penguman atau apa cara sekalipun untuk mengembalikan tanah kepada penduduk luar bandar yang berhak, sama seperti proses mereka memperolehi kerjasama penduduk luar bandar supaya sudi menyerahkan tanah mereka untuk diusahakan oleh SLDB supaya mendatangkan hasil kepada neger Sarawak khasnya dan Negara Malaysia amnya.

    Jika kerajaan BN ikhlas membantu, saya pasti boleh memiliki ladang kelapa sawit seperti rakan-rakan di Semenanjung Malaysia.

    • http://none Watch Dog

      BRO,JUST GO AND HARVEST THEM AND TAKE 30% WHILE 70% BELONGS TO THEM..IT IS A JV AND SURE YOU ARE ENTITLED TO THE 30% SHARE.THAT IS PROSPER TOGETHER ..THE WORDS PREACHED BY THE THIEF MINISTER.

      TOGETHER WE PROSPER AND WE JUST CANNOT STAND AND SEE PRC MAKES MONEY WHILE WE ARE A SLAVE IN OUR OWN LAND.

      SO TM IS NOT YOUR MASTER AND GOOD THAT YOU SPEAK UP BRO.. PASS THE WORDS AROUND AND VOTE FOR PKR WHEN THERE IS NO SNAP AND VOTE FOR SNAP WHEN THERE IS NO PKR.

      GOD BLESS BRO..

    • anon1234

      saya setuju dengan anak mukah.kalau betul BN membantu pasti nenek saya sudah dapat tanahnya somewhere di antara sibu/mukah.sudah banyak surat atuk saya tulis (sebab nenek saya tidak pandai membaca atau menulis) tapi sampai sekarang tidak ada reply.huh!

  • God citizen

    stand firm… grab hold 2 god… fear not,God is incharge now!!!!!!

  • http://www.jskmist.com mist cooling systems

    thanks for the report! now we really know what BN had been up to all these while.. vote for DAP!!!

  • Win

    The UMNO / BN Federal Gov't was funding SNAP to destroy PKR, DAP and PAS voters. SNAP is a fake opposition party. The main broker UMNO information chief Datuk Ahmad Maslan met with key players from SNAP to split the voters. How stupid our Dayak parties are. When you vote for SNAP thinking that you are voting for opposition, actually you are voting for BN. SNAP even if they win the candidate sure to join BN. The same with PBDS long time ago. Datuk Najib is making use of this Leo Moggie and Edwin Dundang. The dirties tactics of politics in Sarawak.Poor Dayaks Iban, Orang Ulu and Bidayuh are fighting among themselves especially those Dayaks politicians. What the shit you are doing ? Why you Dayaks in rural areas splitting yourself with three or four conners fight. PM Minister Najib and DPM Muhiddin Yassin and Taib and Zaihid Hamidi are laughing at the Sarawak politicians. They pretend to be caring supportive, giving grant here and there give this and that during the campainging time. But in their hearts they are not really sincere. Voters if you want changes in the system of new Government just vote for PKR and DAP you are the winner.

    God willing.

    • Joshua Y C Kong

      Did this strategy with SNAP work for BN?

      If so, what is the same strategy to be applied in Pensinsula Malaysia and Sabah in the PRU13?

      Please identify it..

  • alan newman

    Taib arrested, with family members, Jabu, Chan, Tengah, Nassar, Masing, Sepawie etc, facing corruption charges.

    This is a headline you’ll see one day. It is a matter of ‘When’ not ‘if’. If you are not convinced read this:
    http://www.rttnews.com/Content/GeneralNews.aspx?I
    A court in Egypt…sentenced former Tourism Minister Zuhair Garranah to five years in prison on charges of corruption…..Earlier this month, Interior Minister Habib al-Adly was sentenced to 12 years in jail over corruption….Currently, more than a dozen former Ministers and businessmen with links to the Mubarak regime are facing investigations over a number of allegations…… both Nazif and Adly are being held under detention in Tora prison on Cairo's outskirts. Mubarak's sons, Gamal and Alaa, are also being held at the same prison…… Mubarak himself is currently under detention at a hospital…he suffered a heart attack while being questioned by prosecutors

    http://blogs.wsj.com/corruption-currents/2011/05/… Swiss Detail Asset Freezes On Ben Ali, Mubarak, Gadhafi

    I call on all the Sarawakian natives, etc, wake up now, you have been deceived & impoverished for decades – almost 50 years! Drowned in Gov’t controlled media, little do you know how rich your country is. Foreign experts reported Malaysia’s illegal outflow of funds in 8 years at RM880 billion = RM$880,000,000,000.

    Mahathir, have you compared your achievements to Lee Kuan Yew’s? Your son is Director of 200 companies…..Shut your big mouth now. You are a racist disgrace to the human race. From a distance here we see things oh so neutrally and clearly. We in NZ are often ranked No 1 for democracy, transparency and non-corruption. By our ‘spotless’ standard, you would have been in prison too. Najib is heading in that direction, talking like a car salesman: “You help put BN in Sibu, I help you… RM..millions…”

    Alan Newman, NZ.

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  • babeh_kuran_nephew

    To all Dayak@Bidayuh. Taib Mahmud now are in deep trouble. Almost every country where Taib keep his money now are doing their investigation on money laundering. All his children Jamilah Hamidah Taib, Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib, Sulaiman Abdul Rahman Taib, Hanifah Hajar Taib are under investigation too. Many company and other company all over the world start to stop doing business with company associate with Taib’s family and cronies. Most of this company do not want to be investigate by foreign country. All Taib’s cronies are still working have been bribe. Hundred’s of transaction of money worth million’s ringgit have been done in foreign bank. Total amount of transaction near billions of ringgit.

    Note for Taib:-

    “If you can easily bribe anyone, or any cronies. Someone else will easily bribe them. Your money will never enough for them. Do you have enough money to bribe back all your cronies and business involvement when someone willing to pay higher price for it? This bribe worth 10 times of your business value. It start circulating from a business value RM1mill until hundred’s of million.”

    Please take note this.

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