6 Apr 2011

Scandal About AIDS In Sarawak

Scandal About AIDS In Sarawak

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Sulaiman – denying death thanks to modern treatment available in the UK but not Malaysia.

It has been widespread gossip in Sarawak for well over a year.  Now close family members have confirmed to Sarawak Report that the Chief Minister’s younger son, Rahman Sulaiman, is suffering from the disease AIDS.

Like all right-minded people we sympathise with him and his family.  No decent person these days would regard this widespread affliction as a stigma and many people from all walks of life are fighting the condition.

Indeed, the good news is that at last modern science is getting on top of the virus and, given the right treatment, sufferers can lead a normal life without fear of an early death. 

Rahman Sulaiman's recent Facebook message - he is in good health.

Treatment in Britain

Still jet-setting and resenting the criticism!

However, this is clearly why Rahman Sulaiman has taken the decision to leave Sarawak and base himself in Britain, where we photographed him arriving at one of the Taib residences last year.

Family members have told us that Sulaiman tends to get depressed and “pessimistic” about his condition, but, in fact with this modern treatment he is clearly staying extremely healthy and well. 

Our recent expose of his Facebook pages shows just what a lively time he is having travelling around the world’s ski resorts.  He has declared himself completely fit and has complained about the criticism of him not being available to do his job as an elected representative of Parliament:

But what about Sarawak’s other sufferers from AIDS?

However, our concern is over the real scandal about AIDS in Sarawak and Malaysia.  The fact that thousands of other less well-connected sufferers from the disease are being either completely neglected or given the cheapest and most disgracefully out-dated treatment.  

According to our research, this oil-rich country is spending less on the well-being of its AIDS sufferers than some of the poorest African countries in the world.  

Unbelievably, under the rules laid down by the Health Ministry, doctors here are still only allowed to prescribe so-called monotherapy (single agent) drugs to the vast majority of patients.  This is known the world over to be a highly substandard, ineffective treatment.  However, it only costs a nominal RM20-30 per patient per month, which is within the restrictive budget  laid out by the government.

HAART - triple therapy drugs that are now successfully tackling AIDS

By contrast, even in poverty-stricken Malawi and less well off Thailand, their governments are now finding the money to fund the modern triple therapy drugs(also known as Highly Active Antiretroviral drugs or HAART), which are known to be far more effective but cost around RM320 per month or RM3840 per person per year. 

Itis clearly beyond the means of indigenous tribes people living in the interiors of Sarawak and probably beyond the means of many ordinary Sarawakians (latest statistics from 2008 show that over 50% of new HIV victims were indeed housewives) to pay for HAART drugs. However this paltry sum is certainly not beyond the means of the government and Sarawak’s chief minister Taib Mahmud.

If official figures on HIV incidence are to be believed (although experts are certain they are much higher), providing free, safe and effective triple therapy to Sarawakians would only cost the state government  RM430,080 per year. This is less than it the cost of the hire of just one of the 27 helicopters the CM has commandeered for electioneering over the next two weeks!  

In fact the RM1.2 billion profit that the Taib family-owned UBG bank made selling off RHB shares to the Employee Provident Fund in 2007 would pay for the entire treatment programme for the next two and a half thousand years!. 

It gets worse.  Not only are these drugs ineffective.  The deeply shocking information that has been given to us by concerned experts is that the out-dated mono-therapy drugs still being provided by Malaysia to poorer patients are now known to be counter-productive.  They encourage virus mutation and cross resistance!   The slightly more expensive triple therapy (HAART) drugs on the other hand have been proven to save lives and greatly improved health and life expectancy.

This is a situation that surely beggars belief? 

Campaigns to help AIDS have not achieved enough success when it comes to treatment in Malaysia

Do BN’s politicians really hold AIDS sufferers in such disdain that they are happy to hasten their demise for the sake of a few ringgit a year?  Can it be that these rich YBs, who have done so well out of the state, are really so mean as to deny the chance of proper treatment to their fellow human beings – the constituents they are elected to serve?

It is no wonder then that Rahman Sulaiman Taib has fled to the UK to benefit from the best treatment that money can buy.  Yet, it is truly sad, also, that neither he nor his family of multi-millionaires and billionaires have lifted a finger to show they care about any of his fellow-sufferers in Sarawak!

How the logging business has brought AIDS into Sarawak

This sickening state of affairs is made even more gut-wrenching by the probability that it has been the State Government of Sarawak’s own policies of encouraging mass logging in the interior that has caused the explosion of AIDS among native populations, along with so many other sexually transmitted diseases.

According to experts we have spoken to, imported timber cutters, who have been in contact with foreign sex-workers, are the most likely cause of the spread of venereal diseases amongst tribes that previously had low infection rates. 

The doctors challenge the official figures produced by the Sarawak Health Department on these diseases, because they say these are merely calculated from national statistics.  According to Dr David McCoy, a Public Health Specialist with extensive understanding of the problem:

“Public health problems such as HIV/AIDS can be common in communities and indigenous peoples when they are subjected to forced removals, re-locations and the destruction of their homes and lands. We see this in many parts of the world. In Sarawak there is the additional problem of the logging camps which has led to a high number of sexual assaults and rapes of local women. This is one of the reasons for the high numbers of HIV”.

Beaten unconscious and left pregnant – this teenage victim blames loggers

This makes the adamant refusal of BN’s leaders in Sarawak to allow a proper investigation into the numerous complaints of rape against young tribeswomen and school girls by loggers doubly pernicious. 

Such attacks if not properly investigated and medically followed up could lead to the unnecessary deaths of these poor victims from one of the modern world’s most dreadful diseases.

The doctors we spoke said that the Sarawak Health Department should provide evidence of a proper programme to determine the true level of AIDS in the State and to show that crucial early detection of the disease is being achieved.

AIDS scandal

This is what we mean when we speak of an AIDS scandal in Sarawak.  That a leader of the state, who has himself experience and understanding of this vicious disease through his own family, could on the one hand move heaven and earth to get the very best treatment for his son, while callously ignoring others who have the same affliction!

 

  • MAT

    there are countless A.I.D.S sufferers in Sarawak. worst than the real AIDS: Acute Income Deficiency Syndrome

    • http://none LAUTAN SRI

      Today Customs Assistant director Mr Ahmad Sarbini Mohamed died after jumping from third floor of MACC Building at Jalan Cochrane..

      Did this man really commit suicide or he exposed who are behind the rackets? Those exposed maybe are high profile politicians and that was why he was found dead. So the Thai Pathologist will have a lot of work to do again.

      Why don't MACC investigate the Politician starting with retired politician and how his son becomes a BILLIONAIRE..Please also investigate how does the oil money going to,whose account??

      Why does MACC so slow to investigate until it reaches into BILLIONS??? Too inefficient!!!

      • Iban Layar

        Teoh Beng Hock was found dead at the same building and RCI is still on going. From now on, can we call MACC building "Pejabat Maut"?

        • ibannextgeneration

          from now on, if someone is investigate by sprm, better he ready for kain kapan and coffin for non muslim.

      • jobor kawu pechah

        MACC Me Are Chief Cousin

    • Ayalam Cego

      Butoh Taib Mahmud also transmit AIDs!!!

  • apai mas

    Kati TM, AJ enggau JC aja ka … mensia ti pemadu landik megai menua di Sarawak tuk …? Dini anembiak redak ke bukai deh …? Nama guna/tuju nirika universiti ba menua Sarawak ngelama tuk …? TM, AJ, GC anang ngemaluka mua diri empu, anang ngemaluka anembiak graduates ari Sarawak … ngasaika diri sida aja k pandai ngatur menua … Uji saut …

    • http://sarawakreport nyapdeking

      Baru kita nemu. sama ka ngundi sid tu ngelama tu? Enti enda bansa kitai iban mpu. sepi asai. ka…ka…ka.

  • dq

    aids is still such a taboo subject in Malaysia.Despite so much awareness programs we have,people are still being exposed to the risk of Aids through unprotected sex. Active campaigner is MArina Mahathir whom has spoken openly condemning certain cultures, beliefs and religion that runs in face of these concerns.

    Anyway, a few things come to mind

    1. What's happening to the 'Bintangor Tree' research that had claimed to have the cure for Aids carrier? Often once in a blue moon, papers will publish the info of the tree and state 'progress has been made' by SBC but it has been donkey years! This is an indigenious plant that has so much potential boost for our health industry. What's happening to it? SR perhaps can do some investigation into it.

    2. Im more concern with underage pregnancy among the natives. some marry through customary laws that result in young parents who are inadequate in knowledge in parenting. This is quite a concern.

    3. Has there been any official statistic that show prove AIDS among the natives in Sarawak?

  • other dayak

    No comment, kematian memang tetap menanti. Judgement belongs to Allah.

    • ibat

      didn't you just comment?

      • pen4

        Ha,ha,ha

        Ibat, you hit very right to other dayak's face.

        Padan muka dia, nak tulis pun tak fikir. Jangan other dayak tu birak sebarang.

  • Darah sarawak

    …there is tale saying that your children will suffer from your sins…

    Tuhan byr cash…no more credit tern..

  • KARMA BELIEVER

    GOD WORKS IN MANY WAYS.

  • TunOpeng

    Seriku, 85,559 hectares; Sertama

    Abang Abdul Karim Tun Abg. Hj. Openg

    Director and 0.5 percent shareholder; Director

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

  • http://none LAUTAN SRI

    Sulaiman is suffering from real AIDS but the Dayaks are suffering from BN's AIDS..Acquired INCOME Deficiency sufferings..Slavery pay at RM12.00 per day fro SALCRA. RM18.00 per day from HSL,RM16.00 per day from Taib's cronies oil palm plantation.

    Taib,Taib..what is the poverty rate in Sarawak?? You said 5% NO,No,NO…50% in real term..you are NOT an economist but corruptnist and that is why you don't know.

    You taib our Sarawak wealth.

    • Lim Swie Bei

      Most recently, truck drivers who works for CMS's quarries and clinkers, were deprived of their basic pay. They were only given trip's commission of 5 cents per tonne.

      No wonders, (these drivers in struggling for their trip commissions) have turned up being road monsters, endangering and causing so much inconveniences to other road users.

      • http://none Watch Dog

        IF CMS PAID PEANUTS..THEN I WANT ALL DRIVERS TO DRIVE THEIR LORRIES TO THE RAVINE..BUT MAKE SURE THAT YOU ALL SURVIVE.THEN GO AND LOOK FOR OTHER JOBS.

        WHY SHOULD YOU SLAVE FOR TAIB AND HIS CRONIES.

        SO ALL LORRY DRIVERS MUST NOT REPEAT MUST NOT VOTE FOR BN..

  • Anon

    Sarawak has the most AIDs sufferers in Malaysia. Probably that's his way of saying goodbye. Leaving behind his pictures and recalling back those good old days when he was healthy. No wonder he is no longer the Federal Minister. He is sick and sick people are dysfunctional people. Till today there is no cure for AIDs. He has the money but he does not have the inner happiness and inner peace. Indeed God works in different ways. His mother died from cancer. His father also suffers from some ailment which people think it's also cancer. No happiness in the family. An unhappy leader will produce an unhappy land.

  • Rage Againts The MAC

    MACC, go and investigate Sulaiman Taik bekir. Hurry up, he will die soon. Hurry up!

  • aborium

    Heart2Heart

    People will remember you by not because of your worldly riches or good fortune but by a simple and sincere gesture of giving a helping hand to make things better for others. It's by giving that you receive. It is by sharing equitably that you get a healthy, prosperous society.

    I know of no other better way.

    • aborium

      Back2Back

      What happens after the election is vitally important 'cause the winning party will have to chart the course for Sarawak, upon which it's future, our future too, depends on.

      Will the voices of the common folks be heard?

      • Cirrus Cumullus

        I believe, significant changes can only be realized with the Change of Government.

        The biggest question is, what should we do if the alternative government fail to win the election? Even worse, if they fail to prevent the ruling Kleptocratic government, the two third majority?

  • Mat

    Wonder if he and his family can get redemption from God by setting up an AIDS Foundation with the ill gotten billions they siphoned off from the country coffers.

    • http://none LAUTAN SRI

      I say NO to Aids Foundation as most AIDS suffferers are non dayaks.You can check with the general Hospital.

      Dayaks people are suffering from..ACQUIRED INCOME DEFICIENCY SUFFERING" due to the corrupted leaders of present Sarawak Government.

      WE better set up EDUCATION FOUNDATION..and finance the poor students

      • http://none Watch Dog

        ..YES, you are right and very true.The people who are suffering from AIDS are just too specific to mention just like DADAH at Pusat Serenti at 6th mile. It is laughable.ha ha ha ha ha heh heh heh heh ha ha ,just too good to be true..the same for pick pockets,snatch thieves..fighting at water front..

        The people are mostly from Semariang,Tabuan Melayu,Jalan Astana,Matang..just too scary..ha ha ha ha h…just cannit laugh anymore

  • Iban Layar

    The father has a dozen of "bomoh" to cure his illness, he has nothing to worry.Everyday in the newspapers you can see his dad has a broad smile indicating that he is so happy as long as his money is not freezed and his properties are not forfeited by the authority.

  • DiamDiam

    Words cannot express the disgust at the horrors white hair has afflicted on the people of Sarawak. Whilst there are those who have profited immensely and some trickle down effect, the poor bumiputras he has exploited for his own profit and gain is akin to a form of crime against humanity or even slow but sure genocide.

    His accomplices are no less guilty including the BN Federal government who have turned a blind eye to his excesses and maybe even benefited from some of these excesses. No less former prime ministers such as old man mamak, sleepy pak lah and the current prime minister najis and his deputy mud-hidin are guilty, guilty, guilty.

    We must ensure that a clear message is sent via this Sarawak elections that enough is enough and that restitution and retribution is the order of the day for terrible crimes inflicted by white hair and his accomplices.

  • Jumanzee

    So rich and yet so cheap. Can't even afford a condom, or just get a virgin prostitute instead of sharing a prostitute. But i think he is a gay, because he love to hang around and also study in San Francisco.

    • http://none Watch Dog

      CONDOM DOES NOT GUARANTEE IF YOU START TO LICK UNLESS STRAIGHT SEX, PUT IT IN WITHOUT FORE PLAY.

      BUT IF YOUR ARE CROOKED AND VIOLENCE THAT IS THE REWARD OR BALASAN NYA.

  • anakpanglima

    He has enjoyed his life and live to the fullest.

    Taib's son, Sulaiman has nothing to worry.

    Even in the AfterLife, his Dad can pay thousands of Spiritual Connectors to intercede for him.

    Taib should give up the CM post and spend more time doing charity works and look at life from different perspectives.

    His obsession for CM post is going to bring down the BN team in Sarawak.

    The longer he stays in power, the greater liability to BN he will become.

    30 years is more than enough.

    Sarawak should pass a bill to limit CM tenure to not more than 2 terms.

  • http://none LAUTAN SRI

    APPEAL TO ALL VOTERS… PLEASE DO NOT VOTE FOR BN. IF YOU DO, THAT'S MEAN YOU ARE LIARS,THIEVES,CORRUPTED LIKE YOUR THIEF MASTER AND MOST OF ALL ESPECIALLY CHRISTIANS..YOU ARE NOT BLESS AT ALL.

    VOTE FOR DAP../ SNAP../ PKR.. AND CREDENTIAL INDEPENDENT.

    • Blunt Speaker

      Vote for PKR, DAP,PAS but not SNAP,BN,Ind.,PLEASE!

      • Cabul

        Agree with you Blunt Speaker. How to tell the people in Sarawak that in the whole of Malaysia including Sarawak, the only oppositions are PKR, DAP and PAS? Coincidentally they are all from the Peninsular. SNAP is just an OPPORTUNIST, after all the hard works and selfless efforts of Claire Brown, Peter John Jaban and BMF which has opened up the best opportunity for the oppositions in so many years.

        How to spread this word? "SARAWAK HAVE NO OPPOSITION PARTY, The ONLY OPPOSITION in the country ARE PKR, DAP AND PAS''

        ''SNAP IS A TRAITOR AND AN OPPORTUNIST, THEY ARE ALWAYS BN AT HEART''They cannot use the dacing symbol because all BN's 71 seats have been alloted and fully occupied by PBB, SUPP, PRS AND SPDP. As an alternative for BN, they are forced to play the VOTES SPLITTING role, amongst the opposition. If SNAP able to win, they will be an official additional component of state BN and further dismantling dayak base BN parties into smaller pieces.

        To be realistic in realizing POLITICAL PARADIGM SHIFT, only vote for PKR, DAP or PAS.

        • Blunt Speaker

          It's not where the party is from that is important! It's THE OBJECTIVE AND PRINCIPLE and what the party is made up of that counts, IF THE PARTY IS MADE UP OF OPPORTUNISTS, UNRELIABLE AND INSINCERE PEOPLE, WHAT'S THE POINT, RIGHT? We should look at the people or supposed to be leaders in the party whether they have any vested or self interests. IF OVERALL TRACK RECORD AND CREDIBILITY OK, WE SHOULD VOTE FOR THEM UNLESS YOU ARE VERY SURE THE CANDIDATE CHOSEN IS AN OPPORTUNIST WITH PERSONAL AGENDA AND NOT HAVING THE COUNTRY AND RAKYAT AT HEART. SO WE SHOULD VOTE OUT THE PARTY OR INDIVIDUALS WITH NO PRINCIPLE WHO ARE CRAZY FOR POWER AND SELF ENRICHMENT ONLY! I guess we have more than enough of such human parasites!

    • http://sarawakreport.org Ngeli Lancham

      Lautan Sri: I remember one night when I watched Awani TV news. In the news the Malays were given incentive by the PR government in Penang. It happened that the Malays were very frustrated when the PR gov't offered them RM100 as an incentive to the ages, if I am not mistaken, they rejected the money with tears by saying that the money is harem. Macam mana di Sarawak ada tak wang yang dinamakan wang haram?

      The 10% tax from 4D outlet, can this be considered as wang harem?

      Maybe our muslim friends can explain more on the concept of wang harem.

      Vote for change. Vote for PR.

    • http://www.sarawakreport.com Reader

      Vote for SNAP,BN and Ind. only…say no 2 PKR, DAP,PAS! Damm s**T lepeh party.

  • BENatang10

    Insya ALLAH!!!

  • MeganFox

    While Thief minister and his cronies plundering millions from various sources in sarawak illegally, the ordinary rakyat working at Palm Oil Plantation for RM15 per day.

    What do you want to put on the dinner table with RM15 a day?

    Taib if you have conscience, ask yourself.

    Most of sarawakians living the the poverty line. The youngsters left without job and deny of development.

    Memang dasar penipu! That's why now, HIV AIDS comes to destroy your son!

    • http://none Angry People

      Yes, you are right. That is SLAVERY pay at RM15.00 while 1 Malaysia Rice cost RM22.50 per 10kg bag.

      These thieves have NO hearts for the rakyat at all.They want the Raktyat to be poor so that they can manipulate them and be their slaves.

      Jabu brought Burung kenyalang to the nomoination centre ,the bird which the Ibans regarded as sacred. But the kenyalang Bird will cursed Jabu and his children as the Burung Kenyalang has NO more FOREST to fly around..All of the forest Jabu and his thief master sold to the Foochow Chniese.

      Layar Voters..DO NOT VOTE FOR JABU…If you do,you people are also LIARS like him and won't be bless.

      Make your wise choice by NOT repeat NOT voting for Jabu BN.

      God bless you all and protect you from Jabu's witch craft.Amen

      • http://sarawakreport nyapdeking

        No. Don`t vote out Jabu.Because all this while Jabu and his family has sincerely cleared the iban NCR land and he laugh loudly fooling all the ibans who vote 4 him. I `m sicked of Jabu .Go to hell man.NCR land was cleared and said millions has been given to the ibans. Now How many ibans are millionare up to this second? He is the greatest liars of all the liars.

        • MeganFox

          Ask Jabu anak numpang, how many Ibans in his constituency has become millionaires?

          Jabu enslaves the ibans to work at Palm oil plantation for a mare RM15 a day, work at shops for RM300 per month. Work for government as clerk RM650 per month. This is what you call improvement or development?

          Don't tell us Jabu for 30 years you not manage to even call the contractors to makes roads for ibans to their nearest town.

          WHERE ARE ALL THE MONEY GONE Jabu??? Ask yourself. What kind of a person you are. If you jabu work for that Jabu who 'sapu' habis" all your NCR lands, would you still be happy?

  • YangTersedar74

    surah at taubah ayat 12

    "And if they break their oath after their agreement and (openly) revile your religion, then fight the leaders of unbelief– surely their oath are nothing — so that that may desist."

    jadi iboh akur kepada pemerintah yang zalim, kerana segala bala yang akan diembaknya akan kena ngan kita.jauh malaikat 44 , jong2 ada sarawak tok kenak hurricane kah, tsunami kah, or gunung berapi. Wana'uzubillah !!! Anything can happen kan?? kun fa ya kun …kata Allah…siap le kita !!!Diat apa dah jadi dengan anak pemerintah yang zalim !!!

  • Harrison

    I read about Sulaiman having AIDS somewhere in November 2009 when I read that Sulaiman had resign as deputy minister of Tourism which was not reported in any newspapers then. I too didn't believe it then, but now looking back, I think what Selvaraja wrote was true. See here: http://selvarajasomiah.wordpress.com/2009/11/11/d

  • http://nil anti_law

    Salute to the Custom officer that killed himself. If you are discovered to be corrupted, dont wait for MACC to kill you, better kill yourself first.

    Gathering facts for prosecution is not as easy as one said or imagined. MACC deals with law and thus have to go by law. Kalau cara gangster, senang je, sapa yang dirasakan corrupt, heret masuk kereta dan bawa naik bangunan tinggi dan humban je.

    • http://sarawakreport nyapdeking

      Good suggestion. U Know what. Becos they belong to the same species. They killed each other.They are both full already.

      • http://none Burung Kenyalang say

        Bring them to Crocodile farms in Kuching and Miri.There are two feeding times,lunch and dinner

  • Blunt Speaker

    Aids or no aids, live it to God. Whatever it may be, you can call it karma, retribution, curses or blessings, we live it to God. Those who sow good will reap good but those who sow evil will reap evil. It's as simple as that!

    • Blunt Speaker

      I mean leave it to God to decide…

  • bidayuh girl

    rasa x pecaya mun bnr la si sulaiman ya kena aids..omg..! yes..gugurkan bpanya skali..amen..

  • orangeKampung

    We are one in three > 1-Our body, 2-Our wisdom, 3-Our soul. Our body dies turn to dust. Our Wisdom control our emotions and lead us to Heaven or Hell/Sins. Our soul lives forever. But some Sinners say I'm holier than THOU. MY GOD IS YOUR ALLAH, YOUR ALLAH IS MY GOD its only a TERMINOLOGY OF THE (SUPREME BEING) THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO CREATED ALL BEINGS ON EARTH. No man have right to take another man life. He is a SINNER

  • aborium

    All the knowledge in this world, Google's database included, is but a tiny drop in a wide ocean that sustains marine & human life itself.

    Simply, we have yet to understand how nature works in all her complexities, but this we know – if you've been screwing her up and letting her go dry, don't expect her to treat you kind.

    She may wipe you out from the surface of this earth!

  • Uchu Balang.

    Divine intervention. He may last long enough to see something he loves most slipping one after another.

    Wealth is nothing if your wife, grandson & son just simply leaving like that. So what is money/power. It is nothing?

    I think he is starting to feels the impact of the Hell fire almost unavoidable/unstopable & . The curses of millions of dayaks in Sarawak is gaining momemtum. The onslaught of Hell fire is ragging and those involved in robbing/raping the NCR will naturally burn like papers in Hell.

    KENA SUMPAH KOK DIMANA ORANG YANG JAHAT AKAN MENERIMA KARMA YANG JAHAT. GOD way of punishing evil men.

  • CNN

    "From being among the poorest, Sarawak BN promised today it would make the Land of the Hornbill the richest state in the country."

    After 30 years, BN just started to make Sarawak the richest?

    How to make the richest whereas our revenue has all been turned to "Foreign investment" by our greatest CM?

    • kujaheng

      TAHI MAMOT IS A GREAT LIAR N DECEIVER AS COMPARED TO THE ACTUAL POVERTY RATE IN SARAWAK AS MORE LIKE GREATER THAN 30%.

      See details at http://aliran.com/5044.html

      "…..In 2009, the Tenth Malaysia Plan reported the average family income in Sarawak to be RM3,581. In other words, the average family income in Sarawak is less than the poverty line income of the United States converted at purchasing power parity.

      Since the average family income is the cut-off for about 60 per cent of Sarawak families, this would mean that around 80 per cent of Sarawak families would be considered poor if we were to use the US poverty line, at purchasing power parity, as the cut-off!

      Let’s be kind and accept that the basic food allowance in the Malaysian poverty line is adequate, and let’s apply a similar method of calculating the poverty line income as the United States, i.e., take the amount required for basic food needs and multiply by three.

      Doing this would give a poverty line income in Sarawak of RM1,660 a month in 2009. 2009 SUGGESTS THAT OVER 30 PER CENT OF SARAWAK FAMILIES WOULD BE BELOW THIS POVERTY LINE INCOME."

      FURTHERMORE ANOTHER RESEARCHER MDM BERMA ALSO STATED IN 2004S THAT SARAWAK'S POVERTY RATE IS >25%

      TQ

    • pening kepala

      dear CNN..your state is already the richest state in malaysia,but the riches didnot reach the "rakyat"

  • http://shiokguy.blogspot.com/ Shiok Guy

    What go around come around.

    We stop nagging and go voting.

    Make sure you vote right this time after so many years of Neglect, Abuse and Taking Advantage Off..

    Be proud of a Sarawakian, Make us Proud!

  • YangTersedar74

    MENAR2 , WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND. IBOH KITA PANDE MADAH2 AJAK, NGANOK2 AJAK, BERSUMPAH-SUMPAHAN AJAK. ACTION SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS. DO YOUR JOB AND VOTE CORRECTLY.MARK THIS 16TH APRIL…AS SARAWAK 2ND INDEPENDENCE DAY…FREEDOM OF OPPRESSION !!!

  • http://none Burung Kenyalang say

    Ada sudah mampus..mampus lah..Ada hampir nak mampus,kenapa belum mampus lagi? Nak jadi Governor konon nya..

    When will Awang Asfia sworn on as Governor?? Ini hanya ACTING saja ,tunggu Taib lah..semua tunggu Taib..makan,minum,tidur dan bikin anak pun tunggu Taib kah BN???

    DO NOT VOTE FOR BN..IF YOU DO, YOU ARE A PARTY TO THE THIEF'S ACTIVITIES AND ALSO LIARS,CHEATS..AND YOU WILL NOT BE BLESS.

  • SarawkTulen

    Toknya kempen udah basik sidak BN :

    1. Sik ada BN, negara lingkup. Jepun berapa kali tukar PM, sik lingkup juak. Minak kenak gempa bumi jak. Suharto di tumpas, Indonesia sik lingkup pun. England tukar PM, sik lingkup pun. Toklah menjajak aik liur basik sidak. Tapi yang udah veteran kita dolok milih Taib, lingkup juak tanah kita, lingkup juak peluang pekerjaan untuk anak muda kita. Banyak anak muda keluar negeri. Pegi Johor,pegi Sinagapore, pegi negeri rantau negeri Arab, pegi UK dan senei-seni lagik lah nak carik rezeki.

    2. BN politik pembangunan. Mana-mana politik yang berjaya memerintah, udah tentulah mauk membangun. Tapi…membangun keseluruhan anak Sarawakkah, atau pembangunan diktator dengan familinya? Mun nak madah pembangunan, di Bangladesh pun ada jalan besar. Ada paip air. ya semua memanglah tanggungjawab sidak pemerintah. Yang masalah besar ialah masalah RASUAH…RASUAH….KEPENTINGAN…KEPENTINGAN GOLONGAN TERTENTU….Bak kata pepatah…pokok bergoyang mestilah ada angin…angin RASUAH….mun sik ada penyakit-penyakit AIDS tok semua, maka siklah kita bedo gilak.

    3. BN madah sidak mauk menyambung kerja sidak. Nyambung apa? nyambung kekayaan sidaknya.

    4. BN tok mun udah pilihanraya, adalah madah nak merik sekolah barulah, jalan barulah (molah tar jalan pun 5 tahun sekali), molah industri barulah, tapi ….lamak-lamak ya, berapa banyak udah sidak molah? Mun setakat 30% siklah kerja betul-betulya. Kalau boleh mun negeri kaya macam Sarawak tok, lamak udak mesti ada JALAN UTAMA highway berlampu-lampu tepi jalan dari utara Sarawak sampei ujung selatan Sarawak. Banyak universiti awam/kolej-kolej di seluruh pelusuk Sarawak di utara-selatan-timur-barat.

    5. Maka ya…..kita semua tok mun nak merubah sistem politik Sarawak tok, sik ada lain, walau pun ada banyak penjuru, mun nak berkesan, kita pilih parti PKR lawan satu lawan satu dengan BN. Ya ajak. Anok sidak lain, sik apa, minak memeriahkan lagik suasana pilihanraya Sarawak tok. Ingat… SATU lawan SATU. PERUBAHAN lawan PENIPUAN!

    Ayuh…. sampeikan maklumat secepat mungkin kepada semua anak Sarawak.

  • http://ibsrevolution.blogspot.com Mohd Hatta

    Salam sejahtera buat Saudara2 di Bumi Sarawak,

    Kami di Semenanjung sentiasa mendoakan kesejahteraan dan kejayaan Saudara semua di sana.

    Walaupun jarak yang jauh memisahkan kita, ia tidak dapat menghalang prinsip dan falsafah politik pembangunan di antara kita. Selama ini kita telah ditipu dan doktrin pemikiran diselubungi dengan propaganda Kerajaan Pemerintah BN yang korup, kronisme, racist dll. Tetapi masa telah banyak mengubah menjadikan kita lebih dewasa dan matang. Kini semakin jelas di depan mata …. kebenaran dan kepalsuan.

    Setiap dari kita dilahirkan dengan KEKAYAAN tetapi kenapa dibiarkan KEKAYAAN dirampas oleh Kerajaan BN. Malah kita menjadi hamba di negeri sendiri.

    Pilihanraya ini adalah peluang terbaik untuk memilih kerajaan baru yang lebih dinamik, adil, telus, jujur, maju dan mengagihkan KEKAYAAN yang sama rata.

    Buatlah pilihan yang bijak hanya dengan sehelai kertas dan sebatang pensil.

  • Desperandez

    WATCH OUT!

    YOU HAVE BEEN CLONED!! (CRIED FOUL PLAY)

    WHO IS sarawakreports.org ?

    Pls acknowledged and inform our other the loyal readers!!!

    • http://none Watch Dog

      "sarawakreports.org" IS DONE BY TAIB'S NEPHEW,SON OF ADENAN SATEM'S MARRIAGE TO TAIB SISTER BEFORE.

      HIS NAME IS ABDUL AZIZ ADENAN SATEM..HE IS BEING PAID HEFTY SUM TO COUNTER SR. WHAT A CHEAT? HE IS BEING PAID WITH TAX PAYERS MONEY.

      HIS REPORT IS PRAISING HIS THIEF UNCLE AND HIS GOOD DEEDS.

  • Rage Againts The MAC

    In fact, the murder of customs officers in Selangor MACC is a strategy to divert the attention of the people of Sarawak to stop putting pressure on MACC to investigate Taib Mahmud. All Najib wanted is to win at SWK GE capable so he try to shift the focus of the people of Sarawak people. Yes 1 Malaysia. Huru hara 1 Malaysia.

  • aborium

    We're in more ways than one saddened by the fact even after 30 years of iron-fist rule, we're still a prisoner of our own conscience.

    Taib had 30 years to get things right, but even after tolerating and toiling through all those years, we often ask why the people end up in getting a raw deal? Why are the riches gained from the bounties of Sarawak in the hands of a few?

    We say it over and over again we're not the least envious of those you've attained their riches through blood, sweat and tears.

    But for some whom have gotten their riches laid out on a silver plate, the least you could do is have a sense of humility 'cause you didn't sprint from the same starting block. Be thankful and generous.

    So let's be real, just give back to society what it wants and what it deserves. What's troubling us is so much money has been spent on 'development', yet the fruits of the development in Sarawak have not been equitably shared i.e the goodies are in the hands of a select few.

    The tipping points are laid out for all to see. But whose's to gain? Cheers Trieneken!

  • http://none Watch Dog

    1 Malaysia..NO,NO..I do NOT believe in it.It is just Najib Razak's political gimmick.

    What is actually 1 Malaysia means?? No one knows exactly what is the true meaning or definition of 1 Malaysia.Does that means UMNO and BN government who are corrupted,we are also corrupt as we are 1 Malaysia???

    Malay proverb says.BERDIRI SAMA TINGGI DAN DUDUK SAMA RENDAH"

    NO,NO ALL BULL SHIT..AS SOME ARE TALL AND SOME ARE SHORT..AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT IS HAPPENING IN MALAYSIA AND HOW ARE RICHES DISTRIBUTED..JUTS LIKE PASSAGE TAKEN FROM THE BOOK BY GOERGE ORWELL..THE ANIMAL FARM…FOUR LEGS GOOD..TWO LEGS BAD.

    1 MALAYSIA CONCEPT MEANS, PROSPER EACH POTHER AND FAIR DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH AND NOT WHEN YOUR FATHER STEP DOWN AS PM,YOUR SON WILL BECOME BILLIONAIRE OVER NIGHT OR WHEN YOUR FATHER RULES THE STATE..YOU GET ALL THE CONTRACTS WITHOUT TENDERS.IT SHOULD BE POLITICS OF GOD FEARING RULER AND NOT RESORT TO BOMOHISM,NO ABUSE OF POWER AND FAIR DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH..FAIR IN EDUCATION,EMPLOYMENTS AND EACH AND EVERY ONE LIVES ABOVE POVERTY LEVEL.NO NEED TO FEAR EACH OTHER..AMEN.!!

  • Canada Maple

    “My children are well-educated, they have gone to do business outside. I had to do business outside more than 30 years ago"

    By the way, daughter Jamilah is a DROP OUT. All the Canadian Universities here rejected her as her results were so bad. She even failed her 'A' levels in England and flew to Canada. Jamilah attended only a community college- trade school here in Ottawa, 'Algonquin Community College' in mid 80s. No decent,professional Canadian would marry her except for an ordinary carpenter, Sean Murray- a typical giggolo.

    -Very typical of all Taib Mahmud kids especially the sicko Rahman who is gay/bisexual with Aids.

    • http://none Watch Dog

      YES,DAUGHTER WITH DUBIOUS CHARACTER. SHE WAS THE 'FOOD' OF WAN YUSOF'S SONS..THAT IS WHY HER DAD GOT REAL MAD.

  • W

    I don't know whether I'm correct or wrong,

    Datuk Taib ( PBB/BN and Datuk Salleh Bin Jafarudidin ( IND ) are using the same tactic made people/voters buisy with racial differences and to split the voters in Balingian through Datuk Salleh by UMNO/BN. Datuk Salleh and Datuk Taib are old man, old blood. Give chance to young blood to lead sarawak. If Datuk Salleh is really sincere and want to remove Datuk Taib, he should support Suriati Binti Abdullah ( PKR ). The real motive is just want to split the Malay/Melanau, Iban and Chinese voters in Balingian.You see what UMNO/BN Datuk Najib and Muyiddin Yasin are doing. They are playing the dirties tactic of politics in Sarawak Taib and Salleh they are still playing same method during Abdul Rahman Yakob. Voters in Balingian you must vote wisely. Don't vote for Taib and Salleh

    Voters in Balingian if you want Abdul Taib Mahmud to grab more of your NCR land just vote for him. If you voters want changes, want the new system of government vote for Suriati Abdullah (PKR ) May God bless Suriati Abdullah (PKR ) and the voters who support her on the 16.04.2011. God willing.

    • http://none Watch Dog

      HA HA HA HA DO YOU BELIEVE SALLEH JAFFARUDDIN..ANOTHER MELANAU

      WITH DUBIOUS CHARACTER???

      DON'T PUT YOUR HOPES TOO HIGH AS HIS MAIN AIM IS TO BARGAIN FOR CM'S POST AND IN THIS WAY,THE MELANAU HOLDS ON TO POWER..

      REJECT TAIB MAHMUD AND SALLEH JAFFARUDDIN AS BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER..

      • Cirrus Cumullus

        No doubt about it. Salleh Jaffaruddin is an UMNO Trojan horse. Majority of people in Balingian are obsessive or ''TAKSUB'' of Peh Moh and PBB, that's is another problem!

  • C.H.Spirit

    Balingian voters come out on 16.4.2011 (Saturday)

    Vote for Suriati Binti Abdullah ( PKR ) to win the election

    for the best transformation of Sarawak through PR.

    Christians,Muslims,Buddhists etc pray that God Almighty

    shall intervence in our present situation.

    For Christians in Balingian Pray in the name of the precious blood of Jesus Christ against the the power of darkness,evil spirits played by Bomoh Taib. Alfred Jabu DCM also calling evil spirits, demonic ceremony with animals bloods, cast spells and curses against oppositions candidates.

  • http://none Watch Dog

    Now I want to help Sulaiman..if he really wants me to help him.

    EVER WONDER IF THERE IS A CURE FOR AIDS??

    YES,THERE IS. HIS NAME IS JESUS CHRIST.

    " SATAN IS THE INVENTOR OF IT ALL."

    BUT TO BE CURED OF AIDS, YOU MUST BE A BELIEVER,ACCEPTING JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOUR.

    NO MEDICATIONS TAKEN,WE WILL BE THOUSAND OF MILES AWAY FROM HOME AND WE HAVE TO SPEND 7 DAYS IN HIS SANCTUARY. YOU COME OUT WITH A CLEAN BILL OF HEATH. WILL YOUR DAD AGREE??

    PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE WILLING AND READY,THAT IS IF YOU VALUE YOUR LIFE.

  • Rooggeple

    Who and where to condense this summer on fair, appropriation your information.