11 Aug 2011

More International Condemnation of Taib Mahmud

More International Condemnation of Taib Mahmud

The UK’s most respected and established Environmental magazine, The Ecologist, has this week turned its attention to Chief Minister, Abdul Taib Mahmud, with a major investigative article about his record in Sarawak.

In a devastating analysis it outlines Taib’s corruption and his lies about what has happened to the Borneo jungle and its people.  Even more significantly, on the eve of the MoCS Red March, it writes about a discernible change in the mood in Sarawak and speaks of real hope of reform.  This is not least because Taib’s decades of self-interested destruction and plunder have been well and truly exposed.

“Three decades of government land seizures, rampant logging and oil palm expansion has decimated Sarawak’s rainforest and disenfranchised its native population. Yet a seismic political shift is occurring, which represents real hope for Sarawak’s people and its beleaguered forests. Through the work of tireless activists, a reform movement is rapidly gaining ground and exposing the duplicity of the existing government, and its ‘Godfather’, the Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud”. [Ecologist Magazine]

 

International reputation in tatters

Taib is the man who earlier this year commissioned the discredited FBC Media to come in and do something for his international reputation.  The $5 million dollar contract was supposed to get the Chief Minister and his policies positive publicity across global TV stations, international forums and blogs.

Amongst other things FBC Media launched a new site Sarawak Report(s) and placed articles in New Ledger, an online right-wing site in the US, which focused on undermining the investigations about corruption in our own blog, the real Sarawak Report.  These articles attempted to paint Sarawak Report as being run by ‘wild left-wingers’, instead of professional journalists, purely because of the Editor’s family connection with the former Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown.    

So, it will be doubly disheartening for Taib that not only has his dirty contract with FBC Media been exposed and shown to have entailed a large number of illegal activities on the part of that company, but that his latest critics in the Ecologist are distinctly linked to the Conservative Party instead.

Zac Goldsmith - the Conservative Party's foremost environment campaigner is the man behind The Ecologist

The Ecologist is owned and run by the long-time environmental campaigner Zac Goldsmith.  Zac is an ex-Etonian, Conservative MP and belongs to an extremely wealthy family of businessmen.  So no chance of using wild lefty accusations this time!

The truth is that all independent, onlookers, whatever their political connections, can only be appalled at the greed and theft that has been perpetrated by Taib upon his own land and his own people. 

Taib was handed one of the world’s last remaining gems of nature and traditional culture and he couldn’t wait to cash it in – for himself.  He may hang on to power by buying supporters, imprisoning critics and rigging elections, but Taib must now know that reputation is one of the things that cannot be bought.  His will follow him to the grave and beyond as the man who put greed before responsibility, compassion and concern for the people he was entrusted to govern.

The Red March

The world is waking up to the fact that one of the worst environmental criminals of the past century is living and ruling in Sarawak.  The world is also becoming aware of the growing volume of protest as brave people within Sarawak find the courage to challenge the old dictator over his corruption.

Tomorrow the world will also be watching as some of those protesters seek to exercise their right to freedom of speech and expression and march through Kuching.  As usual the authorities are abusing their power by refusing permission and banning the Red Marchers.   MoCS President Francis Siah, was arrested on arrival at the airport yesterday and told to present himself at the police station today.  He is bravely determined to go ahead and urges everyone in Sarawak to find something red to wear tomorrow.

Taib should be careful what he does to these innocent people, who have such justified cause to protest.  Because now the world is on to him – his reputation goes before him.

Full text of the article in this week’s Ecologist: can be read below

The Ecologist published its investigation into Sarawak August 10th

Alex Joseph, The Ecologist

“Unseating Sarawak’s Last Rajah: A Brighter Future for Borneo’s Indigenous People and Rainforests?
Three decades of government land seizures, rampant logging and oil palm expansion has decimated Sarawak’s rainforest and disenfranchised its native population. Yet a seismic political shift is occurring, which represents real hope for Sarawak’s people and its beleaguered forests. Through the work of tireless activists, a reform movement is rapidly gaining ground and exposing the duplicity of the existing government, and its ‘Godfather’, the Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud.


In July 1946, Charles Vyner Brooke abdicated his position as the White Rajah of Sarawak, bringing a century of dynastic rule to an end. Yet sixty years later, despite its independence as part of Malaysia, Sarawakians are battling to unseat a new, thoroughly post-colonial type of Rajah: the Chief Minister-for-life Abdul Taib Mahmud.
On a modest public salary of £35,000 per annum, Taib cuts a larger than life figure. His shock of white hair is often accompanied by dapper double-breasted blazers, sunglasses and a prominent diamond ring. He is chauffeured around in a cream Rolls-Royce and resides in a palatial mansion in the capital Kuching which, among other trophies, reportedly boasts a $2 million piano of the late Las Vegas showman Liberarce1. Whilst tracing his roots back to the Brunei Sultanate, his informal paternal nickname, Pak Uban (‘White-haired uncle’) has been adapted by his critics to ‘Last White Rajah’.
Situated on the island of Borneo, 1000km from Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur, Sarawak’s political relationship with central government had been contentious since Malaysia’s formation in 1963. The desire of Sarawak’s nascent political establishment to assert its autonomy was continually trumped by the central government, who wished to maintain tight control over Sarawak’s substantial oil reserves and quell any latent separatism in this, largely non-Muslim region. After seven years of battling, there eventually emerged a new political elite of Muslim natives whom Kuala Lumpur trusted, and to whom it granted a wide degree of latitude. This elite’s domestic power rested on a simple formula: as gate-keeper of Sarawak’s land and another of its natural bounties, tropical timber.
Taib was the second leader of this political dynasty, taking over the role of Chief Minister from his uncle in 1981. In the subsequent power struggle, he escalated the formula of control established by his uncle, becoming the political patron of prominent Chinese timber barons (known as towkays or ‘masters’) and guaranteeing them vast logging concessions in exchange for their unwavering political and financial backing. To ensure quietism from his peers in the State Assembly, he also rewarded loyal politicians with shares in the beneficiary companies, typically valued between $2-4 million.
As his clients cashed in on their concessions, a tropical timber boom ensued and Malaysia outpaced Indonesia as the world’s biggest exporter of tropical timber2. In 1990, the International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO) concluded that unless logging was stabilised at a lower level, the state’s forests would be exhausted within a decade3. In fact, after just 8 years in power, Taib had licensed 8.8 million hectares, almost the entirety of Sarawak’s forest for logging4.
The irk for Taib was that much of the land he took the liberty of dispensing as political currency was inhabited by indigenous Dayak communities who had lived and cultivated their land for generations, mostly pre-dating the creation of the modern Sarawakian state. Thus, when bulldozers and pickup trucks arrived brandishing permits for the land, clashes ensued which often turned violent. During the height of the confrontations in the 1980s and 90s, the army and police were deployed to back up the companies, resulting in several deaths and hundreds of arrests under Malaysia’s draconian internal security laws5.
This rapid escalation of land seizures was justified in terms of economic development; ensuring Sarawak was part of Vision 2020 (the goal set by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad of Malaysia becoming a ‘fully developed’ nation by 2020). Native land was designated as ‘idle’ or ‘unproductive’, an impediment to commercialisation, and villagers who protested were patronised and belittled as backwards.
Yet contrary to this ethos of common good, it is plain to see whom the overwhelming beneficiaries have been. Most logging permits have been awarded at grossly undervalued rates to private companies with political connections, generating meagre amounts of government income. In the last three years, public revenues from logging permits has averaged just £1.5 million per annum. Conversely, export values in the same period of consistently topped £1.4 billion per annum, with the vast majority of these exports being unprocessed logs rather than finished wood products. This suggests a truly ‘extractive’ model that intensifies upstream harvesting and minimises downstream investment in infrastructure, jobs and skills 6. With such ludicrously low levels of private investment and extremely high profits from export, it is unsurprising that Sarawak’s timber tycoons have become some of the richest men in Malaysia.
The effects of this system on Sarawak’s environment and rural society have been transformative. Though Taib recently reiterated his claim that primary forest cover is at 70%, satellite images (pictured) or a flight over Sarawak’s hinterland show this to be patently false. Independent estimates put its primary forest cover at under 10%, in line with the prescient warnings the ITTO gave Taib in 1990 7 8. Yet the depletion of forests did not put an end to land seizures, which were then aimed at conversion into vast oil palm plantations, owned and operated by the very same companies (now international conglomerates) who made their fortunes in the timber boom. With international demand continuing to rise, the government plans to convert a whopping 2 million hectares into oil palm estates by 2020, with much of it on ‘idle’ native land9.
Taib’s effective formula of political patronage has been extended to almost every aspect of Sarawak’s economy, with his gilded family and allies being publicly listed shareholders on almost all lucrative land development and public works contracts, from hydroelectric dams to hospitals, road networks to luxury tourist resorts. Such concentration of money and power has led to staggering inequality, with indicators suggesting a rich-poor divide worse than Nigeria.
Such dire poverty is evident in Sarawak’s rural areas, where alienation of native land for logging and oil palm has stripped communities of their natural assets, their traditional self-sufficiency and independence. Some villages have been paid compensation but mostly on grossly unfavourable terms for land leases that would generate millions for the concessionaires. With little opportunities for cash income, most rural youngsters have migrated to the cities or outside Sarawak in search of work. Those villagers who have remained are dependent on poorly paid labour positions in companies operating on their former land, along with petty government handouts.
This economic disenfranchisement has left rural areas vulnerable to political manipulation and vote buying, which has, ironically, propped up the status-quo and allowed the land seizures to continue. “The problem is that politicians are elected by buying votes and their constituencies see them as a giver of money and not as a politician” explains reformist lawyer and politician See Chee How, “yet the representative needs to be close to the Chief Minister [Taib] in order to get logging or plantation schemes so that he can raise money to buy votes in the next election”.

The Rajah’s Shrinking Kingdom
Until recently, Taib’s system of patronage ensured almost total control, land alienation continued apace and Sarawak’s politics remained extraordinarily dull. In a land with isolated villages and little infrastructure, news traveled slowly, votes were bought, government promises never materialised and disaffected constituents lacked the means to challenge decisions10.
It took the initiative of indigenous activists to educate themselves in state law and, alongside reformist barristers in the cities, file test cases on behalf of dispossessed villages against the state government and beneficiary companies. Much to the ire of the government, the judge ruled in favour of the villagers11. These precedents prompted an avalanche of cases from affected communities, demanding compensation and official recognition of their native land rights, of which there are now over 180 pending in the high court. These legal battles, together with local NGO’s work in educating villagers of their legal rights, broadened awareness among indigenous communities about the deeper political malaise they were embroiled in.
With the government swiftly moving to block communities’ access to such legal recourse, there emerged a growing consensus amongst Sarawakian activists that their real hope rested in political change under the umbrella reformasi movement that was rapidly gaining strength in West Malaysia. This awareness was boosted by a flourishing new media network.
Two of Sarawak’s most influential outlets have been Radio Free Sarawak and Sarawak Report, founded by Peter John Jaban, a former employee from the Sarawak Land and Surveys Department, and British investigative journalist Claire Rewcastle Brown. Based in London, far away from Malaysia’s stifling sedition and media laws, these outfits began investigating Taib’s empire and broadcasting its reports into Sarawak, exposing not only the magnitude of Taib’s vested interests but also where his illicit funds were ending up: not in Sarawak’s developing economy, but in a convoluted offshore portfolio estimated to top $1 billion stretching from London to Monaco, Ottowa to Sydney12. The tension deepened even further when a prominent whistleblower, a former Taib aide named Ross Boyert was found dead in an L.A. motel room with bag taped over his head in a rare form of suspected suicide13. Members of the opposition have rightly pointed out that, since Malaysia has one the world’s highest rates of illicit capital outflows, totalling $291 billion between 2000-2008, Taib is an blinding obvious place to begin the clean-up of Malaysia’s politics and economy14.

Following pressure from Swiss NGOs, the Swiss President Micheline Calmy-Rey forwarded the Taib’s suspected deposits in the Swiss back UBS to the national money-laundering authority, a move which can only increase pressure on their counterparts in countries such as UK, Canada, and the USA to follow suit.

All this agitation climaxed in the state elections on 18th April 2011, where despite widespread reports of gerrymandering, vote buying and electoral fraud by the ruling coalition, the opposition gained 15 seats in the state assembly, denying the ruling coalition control over the major cities15. From the public response, it is clear that many see these elections as the high tide mark for Taib’s rule. Sarawakians are now relishing the challenge of political reform ahead of them, illustrated by the 40,000 people who took to the streets in the small capital Kuching in support of reform, one of the biggest rallies in Malaysian history.

With an effective opposition in the legislature, an emboldened civil society, international money laundering investigations and court cases piling up against members of Taib’s network, the existing system could well begin to unravel. The most inevitable factor weighing in against them is Taib’s own mortality. At 75, he is a political veteran who has spent thirty years cultivating his supremacy over Sarawak’s politics and economy, controlling 50% of the Sarawak’s state budget through his additional roles as Minister of Finance and Minister of Planning and Resource Management. This has led to a system that is inefficient and top-heavy, not only in the public sphere but also in the private. Of the conglomerates who dominate Sarawak’s economy, which number less than ten, all have long-standing personal connections to the Chief Minister’s inner circle and rely on his political predominance for lucrative leases and contracts. In a society where political engagement and access to independent news is on the rise, the ruling government finds itself in an impossible situation: increasingly difficult to defend the duplicity of status quo, yet unable to undertake significant reform for fear of losing power.

Malaysia’s federal elections are expected to be called in 2012, and Malaysians are already heaping pressure on the ruling coalition to undertake electoral reform prior to the polls, to ensure that the results are, unlike previous occasions, free and fair. In July 2011, tens of thousands of protestors, including many Sarawakians, flooded Kuala Lumpur demanding these basic reforms, resulting in a brutal crackdown by the police. The opposition are confident that the the public want to begin a new political chapter for the first time since independence, and that electoral malpractice is the final obstacle to overcome.

In Sarawak, opposition parties have clearly articulated the basic structural changes necessary for a more efficient and just economy. Their policies have a strong emphasis on cleaning up land tenure and development practices. For example, in forestry, they have pledged to step up reforestation, reduce the size of logging concessions and encourage downstream timber processing whilst adopting tougher regulations on extraction that would make Sarawak’s timber more valued on the international market; all moves that would strengthen the sustainability of the sector in the long run. Whilst rather than focusing on vast oil palm estates on alienated land, they advocate granting indigenous communities titles and encouraging cultivation in small holdings and more favourable joint ventures. In addition, ensuring open tender processes for land development or public works contracts would raise more public revenue, allowing for greater investment in services, human capital and infrastructure, diversifying the economy away from its reliance on the primary sector”.

Given that most of local opposition leaders have fought tooth and nail against Taib’s rule and have officially represented indigenous communities in their legal battles, there is considerable reason to believe they possess the political will to follow through with these sweeping reforms. Such moves would represent a huge step forward for the empowerment of Sarawak’s indigenous population, and for the conservation of its rainforests.

Yet Taib remains in power, and despite his tenuous grip, will undoubtably continue to use his leverage over Sarawak’s natural resource to this end. In the meantime, the giant logging and oil palm companies spawned under Taib’s rule have already moved to pastures new: Papua New Guinea, Guyana and West Africa. As such, international civil society must learn from the case of Taib in understanding the crucial links between weak governance and destructive social and environmental policy, with the aim of exposing and disrupting such odious ties, wherever they appear.
1Asian Wall Street Journal. February 7th. 1990.
2Mongabay Malaysian Profile –
http://rainforests.mongabay.com/20malaysia.htm
3Ross. 2001. 148 – Timber Booms and Institutional Breakdowns in Southeast Asia.
4 FERN/JOANGOHutan.2006.8
5Our Land is Our Livelihood, IDEAL.
6http://blog.securities.com/2011/03/malaysia-timber-export-recovery-2010/
7http://www.sarawakreports.org/2011/03/22/logging-and-the-rain-forests-taib-open-to-%E2%80%9Cindependent-and-international-inspection%E2%80%9D/
8http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0328-sarawak_google_earth.html?homepg
9http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/11/30/business/7432538&sec=business
10There have been well documented instances of vote buying and political manipulation by promised infrastructure. Please see Sarawak Report for recent instances and for earlier examples, ‘Our Land is Our Livelihood’. IDEAL. 2001
11Test Case of Nor Anak Nywai vs Borneo Pulp & Paper Sdn Bhd.-
http://borneo.live.radicaldesigns.org/article.php?id=665
12List of Taib’s assets http://www.stop-timber-corruption.org/resources/black_list_taib_assets_2011_02_21.pdf
13Malaysia Today. http://malaysia-today.net/mtcolumns/from-around-the-blogs/35174-taibs-former-us-aid-found-dead
14Illicit Financial Flows from Developing Countries: 2000-2009
http://chiengjen.blogspot.com/2011/01/massive-illicit-financial-outflow-from.html
15Ross. 2001. 148

  • orang sarawak

    WOW! Welldone SR to let us, Sarawakian & the whole wide world know the TRUTH! what more u can say & hell strategy taik mahmud! Sarawak need a new CM & looking forward to see the CMS "burnt down"! Get Rid Of taik mahmud!

    • SERIGALA BARAM

      Poodah, What a crap ! Sarawak Report main cerita pelir-shit.

      • http://n/a Watch Dog

        SERIGALA BARAM..no more forest to play in Baram wolf..but you still protect your thief master..so you are just a brain dead moron…graduated from Kota Sentosa hospital ..WELL DONE SR..we need you..Serigala Baram is a slave of TM and his crony or earning his living on tax payers money..sad.sad..sob sob sob..

        Grow up you brain dead moron..

  • tekirubus

    Asal lanun tetap lanun. Taik will drown in his loot.

    • SERIGALA BARAM

      What a crap ! Sarawak Report main cerita pelir-shit.

      • Lobo

        Your father's pelir. If u have nothing to say, just play kite in front Taik's house or look at your pelir for terminates.

  • miri

    I wrote to Zac Goldsmith in March 2011 to ask him to take a closer look at " what is probably the biggest environmental crime of our times. " – Gordon Brown.

    Well, every Sarawakian owes you one !

  • sam westington

    How can someone be so greedy. Taik's greed is inhuman.

    • Avenged Sevenfold

      He is half devil, half human or even a devil living in a human carcass. He deserves to be slapped and spitted on his face by every single Sarawakians.

      • SERIGALA BARAM

        Poodah, cerita pelir-shit.

  • Blunt Speaker

    He could be the greediest man in the world, Taib Mahmud and coming a close second and third are Mahathir and Najib's wife. These people are even greedier than president Marcos of the Philippine and Suharto of Indonesia. Their Greed is so insatiable beyond one can comprehend!

  • Wetsemenet

    The UK politician's political opportunism knows no bounds. Gordon uses Sarawak as platform to salvage his political legacy, and now the Conservatives' Zac is using us as platform to advance his political career, using his position within a supposedly independent journal as front. Nice. Flattering that we Sarawakians are at the center of these people's attention, but it's interesting to see how they propose to resolve the pressing problems attached to their own societies to begin with. Thanks but no thanks.

  • Wetsemenet

    The UK politician's political opportunism knows no bounds. Gordon uses Sarawak as platform to salvage his political legacy, and now the Conservatives' Zac is using us as platform to advance his political career, using his position within a supposedly independent journal as front. Nice. Flattering that we Sarawakians are at the center of these people's attention, but it's interesting to see how they propose to resolve the pressing problems attached to their own societies to begin with. Conflict of interest anyone?

    Thanks but no thanks.

    • Avenged Sevenfold

      Isaiah 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

      • Wetsemenet

        Thank you. Yes and woe is betiding their desperate society as we speak. No one wishes it upon them, but they took it upon themselves.

    • miri

      Your gall knows no bounds. 99.99% of the British people have not even heard of a country called Sarawak and it is laughable to suggest that Gordon Brown is using Sarawak as a platform to savage his political legacy. Zac Goldsmith was a champion environmentalist before he became an MP in May 2011. Both men are passionate about environmental issues.

      You call yourself a Sarawakian, what is your interest ? What is Taib's legacy ?

      • Wetsemenet

        99.99% of them have never heard of Sarawak? Where did you get your stats from? Should I even engage you in conversation? You have been sounding crazy and senseless when it comes to your bias in previous comments.

        Funny how you can get super sensitive when I'm criticizing foreign interests trying to but into a third world country's domestic issue just to advance their respective careers. My interest is to see that they don't succeed in causing a ruckus here as they are apt to do even to their own people.

        • miri

          Sad to see that you are carrying Mahathir's chip on your shoulder. "Foreigners who once colonized us, who have done nothing to help us, these foreigners have no good intention. " ( Mahathir ).

          My friend, remove your blinkers. Going back to history to blame the foreigners is no solution. We are where we are, and we are as much to blame as others.

        • Wetsemenet

          '… I’m criticizing foreign interests trying to but[t] into a third world country’s domestic issue just to advance their respective careers. My interest is to see that they don’t succeed in causing a ruckus here as they are apt to do even to their own people.'

          - hardly amounts to:

          '…you are carrying Mahathir’s chip on your shoulder.'

          And I do agree that we are as much to blame for our own faults…but whither these 'faults' that we bandy about so much? Ever wait for the confirmation of veracity, beyond any shadow of doubt? When accusing one of criminality, that criterion must never be forgotten, otherwise you are nothing better than those you criticize.

        • miri

          "Wait for the confirmation of veracity" ? Has any of our political leader been charged with corruption and abuse of power ? Their failure to rebut these alleged charges by SR in the court of law is without any shadow of doubt clouded their innocence.

        • miri

          "Wait for the confirmation of veracity" ? Has any of our political leader been charged with corruption and abuse of power ? Their failure to rebut these alleged charges by SR in the court of law is without any shadow of doubt clouded their innocence.

          Adopting the stance of silence fool no one.

    • SERIGALA BARAM

      Poodah, pelir-shit.

      • Anti-serigala Baram

        Nyesal nuan dudi ari!! menua pan abis ila kena ampuh laban Baram Dam.. Nuan nya meh pemunuh bansa dayak no1 di sarawak..Nuan udah makai bansa diri empu laban nuan sanggup nginsap pelir Taik Mamuttt!!!

  • sarawakian

    I WILL PEE ON HIS GRAVE .TO HELL HE GOES.

  • aborium

    How accurate is the Ecologist's reference to TM's handling of Sarawak as a 'rich-poor divide worse than Nigeria'?

    Looking at the list of 'who owns what' in Sarawak, you begin to have a fairly quick idea that the rich belong to an exclusive 'club' whose members wield political and financial power in the State. They are in the hands of a few.

    We would be the least concerned how wealthy they're if they do things above board, but when they collude to control the vast and rich resources of the State to enrich themselves and leaving the crumbs to the rest of society, it tips the balance of fairness and fair play.

    Why would a society allow its leaders and their business comrades to pillage while the rest of society suffer in silence? Unless it is a society driven by fear to say the truth, intimidated by force, enslaved by money, and cowed into allegiance.

    No longer, the rules of the game have changed somewhat and the channels of instantaneous communication have opened new liberation frontiers so that we don't have to be stuck to the tunes of the 'Liberarce. And in so doing, get ourselves in our present mess.

    The choice is in our hands, not theirs, but only when we know how we use it wisely to our advantage.

    • Wetsemenet

      At least the rich-poor divide is not as bad as what they have in London. You want to listen to a bunch of clueless Brits? Be my guest. They have been involved in the wrecking of the whole planet for the past three centuries and are still at it…'Zac is an ex-Etonian, Conservative MP and belongs to an extremely wealthy family of businessmen.  So no chance of using wild lefty accusations this time!' says the elitist wench. The wealth of Britain: for generations, where ever did THAT come from, might I wonder? At whose expense? I don't mind wondering this over and over again.

      Again: INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL OPPORTUNISM.

      • miri

        Typical ! Blame the Brits for the troubles of the world today. Why not . " They have been involved in the wrecking of the whole planet for the past three centuries and are still at it " . Show us one shred of evidence that the Brits are still wrecking Malaysia ! Enlighten us where our wealth have gone !

        Take a good look at ourselves and we know who to blame.

        • Wetsemenet

          Your self-interests have obviously blinded you to the wider geopolitical picture.

        • Wetsemenet

          Maybe you can study the state budget a little.

        • miri

          Yes, into Taib's coffers.

          Peanuts, anyone ?

        • Guvnor

          Miri,

          Wetsemenet is a bloody smart a…However, just like his Puppet Master, he, most of the time, avoids answering the pertinent quetions, instead, diverting it else where. Don't waste your time with a puppet, bro. After all, he didn't have any heart or soul.

        • Wetsemenet

          Thanks. Yes I am well aware of the issues that have been in discussion on this site and elsewhere. These are of course very worrying indeed and need serious investigations. While investigations and the eventual deliberation in the law courts (should it arise) take place, we reasonable people should withhold any conclusions on this matter. Whether they be laypersons or even journalists and bloggers. The court of popular opinion MUST at all times be furnished with as much unbiased sources of information as possible. And this MUST include conclusions by trained and learned individuals, namely the judges, and which have gone through internationally recognized processes of deliberation. It doesn’t take a full democracy to have the rule of law, as have been proven by the Sarawak opposition vis à vis NCR cases whereby the Government have on several occasions had to respect its rulings. This is an essential component of checks and balances. Why tear that down, especially when one feels that plenty of other things are broken?

          Our role is to analyze the situation in as unbiased a manner as possible.

          Thus, what worries me indeed is the fact that both this publication and its audience have gone far from that: their conclusions far exceed the veracity of the allegations and the capacity of the writers and their audiences to reasonably conclude. If things are bad enough, why make it worse? Jumping to conclusions will ensure the straightest path to destruction. Somebody once said, ‘Assumption is mother of all f’ups.’

          Secondly, I may be scathing in my critique of Sarawak Report and some of its less savory fans here, but it’s clear that I have never once endorse a political party or candidates whom I think you should vote for. I may defend the government’s position from time to time as I think it’s always important to have alternative viewpoints ESPECIALLY when the forum is dangerously one-sided in their promotion of discord.

          This is contrary to the habits of some commentators and even CB as well when they shamelessly endorse this politician or party over another. They have the right to relay messages which they think is important to relay to the public. But I think the bounds were overstepped when conclusions have been provided WITHOUT A THOUGHT TO DUE PROCESSES OF DELIBERATION. It’s like they prefer to work in reverse: Get the info, jump to conclusions, let the harm be done first and THEN (if we need to) consult the learned judges.

          Do you feel that’s the trend we want our country to head towards? If yes, then you can cast your lot with these people.

          In the end, it doesn’t matter what CB writes or concludes. It’s about whether the conclusions have been weighed in as careful a manner as possible.

          May it end peacefully.

        • bucklynn rimbar

          i blame the corruption…tat the current corrupt monkeys saw in the previous generation of corrupt monkeys.

          monkey sees monkey do…..

          its a human problem wen none of us want to instil dis inner values in ourself…we blame others but we would do it ourself…no man is perfect and immune to corruption,he will adopt it as a lifestyle…Lord Acton,a british jurist, said in a famous quote"power corrupt and absolute power corrupt absolutely".so to prevent the abuse of power leading to corruption,the issue is us….wat do we wan n instill in our heart…

          guys….lets change sarawak for the future generation to be proud to inherit….let joy lov and peace reign in sarawak…lets start to be sensitive to the desperate need of the people in sarawak,namely the rural folks…..truth,justice and fairness….plant it with any medium and media we hav access to.lets do this guys…no other way…lets start a foundation jus for the future generation to be empowered with this value…lets adopt them ourself…so dat Sarawak will be a place we all can be proud of…..

          only a good value can change a society and it takes time.

  • No$NoCrime

    "International Reputation"? what international reputation? Let's not kid ourselves, fact is 99% of the outside world probably have never heard of the place Sarawak & probably only vaguely know of Malaysia, much less care who lives there, the local politics etc.

    You guys watch international news? CNN, BBC, CNBC, Al Jazeera, Sky News….Tell me how often you even hear Malaysia mentioned, much less Sarawak. 1% of the time? 0.1%?

    We are a small, irrelevant dot as far as the global community is concerned. Afghanistan, Somalia, Libya & Syria gets more airtime then us (though not for the right reasons). So don't hang your hopes on the "international community" ridding you of your problems, you all going to have to find it within yourself, the will & action to bring about change.

    Nelson Mandela didn't sit around all day waiting for the world to end apartheid in SA, he sacrificed, went to jail for >20 yrs.

    • anak sarawak

      100% agreed!

  • Wetsemenet

    'Tomorrow the world will also be watching as some of those protesters seek to exercise their right to freedom of speech and expression and march through Kuching.  As usual the authorities are abusing their power by refusing permission and banning the Red Marchers.' – CB.

    Ain't gonna happen, unless one suffers from psychosis. March here and there just to let opportunists start a riot from within the crowd. This is what she's trying to incite with her whole rhetoric on rights and free speech. Thanks to you guys in Britain, I feel that the authorities have never been more justified in not condoning such an obviously volatile crowd to gather.

    Clare Brown should stop being a hypocrite and join in with the protest looters in London as we speak if she's so adamant on the efficacy of this unbelievably immature political power-play.

  • theBorneon

    Chief minister = Thief minister…. You're not growing younger. No one is indispensable.

  • http://google.com Nelson Mandela Janti

    Actually Taib started destroying Sarawak's forest at will from the very first day he became the thief minister. Its strange that none of us dared to lift our voice in opposition and stood by watching the whole virgins jungle and forests are almost gone. Now all we do is to talk and beat our heads, doing nothing to get the sly old thief apprehended. Honestly, I would like to see him squirms like an earth worm on a hot tarmac to face the music for causing the greatest environmental disaster of our time.

  • peaker

    Wetsemenet you must be the smartest blogger commentator on earth and your comments are beyond belief.

    • Guvnor

      Yes, he is smart, but just like his Puppet Master, most of the time he didn't answer the pertinent question, instead diverting it to other issues.

      Puppet is always a puppet anyway. No heart and no soul.

      • Tin Koo Song

        And often times, write, think and act much using the DICKHEAD. Puppet / s…

    • Wetsemenet

      Thanks, but no thanks? :)

  • Jim Beam

    (Copy and Paste)

    Francis Paul Siah writes…

    At 1.20pm today, two police officers (they were friendly folks just doing their job) visited me in my Kuching home to issue me a restraining order against taking part in tomorrow’s rally or even to be present in the vicinity of the Museum Garden.

    I was among nine MoCS fellows or suspected MoCS sympathizers whom the police had taken a court injunction against.

    Our Legal Adviser, See Chee How, was the first to receive it yesterday evening. He informed me about it earlier. All are expected to be served the order today.

    The NINE in the list are:

    Awang Abdillah Awang Nasar

    Alphonsus Kuek,

    YB See Chee How,

    Dato’ Salleh Jafaruddin,

    Datuk Bujang Ulis,

    Dato’ Mohd Salleh Shaik Ahmed,

    Mark Chin,

    Dr Mahsor Hossen,

    Francis Siah.

    Of the nine, I was surprised to see the name of Dato’ Mohd Salleh. He is a close and well-meaning friend but was never involved in MoCS activities. I have not even spoken to Mohd Salleh for the past two-three months.

    So it is true that people do get ‘Black Listed’ just for being my friend. I would therefore advise my friends to be seen less with me in public in Sarawak where I believe I’m now a known ‘parasite’ or ‘out-cast’. So stay away from me if you’re worried. It does not matter if I have no more friends in Sarawak just for doing this MoCS work.

    Tonight, we will have an emergency meeting to work out a contingency plan for tomorrow. We have declared that the Red Rally is ON and it will be ON. Even 3 persons carrying out the ceremony tomorrow is considered ON. If anything else, it will be making a very important statement.

    Meantime, some friends from outside Kuching have started checking into the hotel. All are invited to the BUKA PUASA tomorrow evening (Aug 13) at 6.30 at DIDI Restaurant in Jalan Kulas, Kuching. I’ve even invited the two police officers who visited me today to join us to buka puasa tomorrow.

    I thank many of you who telephoned me today, including from overseas, inquiring about my welfare etc.

    Do not worry. It is my responsibility to see that nobody breaks the law tomorrow and no one is arrested.

    23 hours more to go and counting…

    • SERIGALA BARAM

      MOCS= MOVEMENT OF COCK Shit.

      • yasin

        serigala baram is one of the cock shit in sarawak!

  • aborium

    You stood and took action for what you strongly believe in. It's admirable by any standard, and you don't have to kowtow anyone to throw away your belief for a fistful of dollars.

    They can imprison anyone, but they can't imprison your mind. So keep it active.

    You'll never walk alone!

    • Jim Beam

      ''Those who keeps their eyes fixed on the far horizon, will find the right road"…Google's quote.

      • Wetsemenet

        Don't forget to look inside once in a while. :)

      • bucklynn rimbar

        jim beam sent my regrds to my ex chief editor….in the sarawak tribune in the 1980's…hahaha….i stil respect him as a friend…but i respect others too…i m not into politics…i m apolitical now…..i cannot stomach…malaysian and sarawakians politics…its a highway to hell…like riding a high powered bike on full speed.i need more time to compose myself and repent of my sins before that time…..my sins are many…my time on earth is running short,my tenancy agreement is running out.

        TOGETHER WE ALL CHANGE SARAWAK,MINE IS JUS SIMPLE VALUES…TRUTH JUSTICE FAIRNESS

    • SERIGALA BARAM

      MOCS = Movement Of Cowardly Softies

      • tekirubus

        Serigalabaram tidak bertaring ekor kontot mata buta otak ada tapi bodoh. Always waiting for the fleshless bone thrown by his master. Screw you!

        • Tin Koo Song

          and he using much of his DICKHEAD….

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  • Watchman

    Psalm37 (The BIBLE, NIV)

    8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;

    do not fret—it leads only to evil.

    9 For those who are evil will be destroyed,

    but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.

    10 A little while, and the wicked will be no more;

    though you look for them, they will not be found.

    11 But the meek will inherit the land

    and enjoy peace and prosperity.

    12 The wicked plot against the righteous

    and gnash their teeth at them;

    13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked,

    for he knows their day is coming.

  • Blunt Speaker

    MOCS ARE MEN OF COWARDLY SYMPTOM! Really show that they are cowardly people! Or maybe men of no principle after all! Who knows what happened behind our backs? Very fishy for the sudden change of mind, I guess it's hard to find trustworthy people with integrity nowadays. Taib is still laughing by himself!

    • aborium

      BS what does one say of a person who stood his ground, took action, but gave last minute reasons as to why he couldn't finish the job? Cowardice or Buy-out?

      It's more than an anti-climax. It's washing away whatever hopes people may may have on MOC as an agent of change. MOC may as well close ship.

  • http://whatsaysyou.wordpress.com whatsaysyou

    Hats off to Sarawak Report for this latest report. Looks like no PR is ever going to save Taib's reputation when it is all unfurling for the world to know what he has done to Sarawak for too long and too much.

  • http://SERIGALABARAM SERIGALA BARAM

    westment,aborium,whatsayyou,pelirrebus,jim beam,anak sarawak, miri,avengefool, orang swk. I KNPW YOU ARE ONE AND THE SAME GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO KEEP POSTING ON SR. HAHAHA< pity you man, it is like talking to yourself. What a fool you are !

    • aborium

      Baram Lion, If you're talking about the same group of people who throw you off balance, take you round the bend, and leave you by the curb in the early morning rain with no clue to where you're and who're dealing with, then you've got the wrong people.

      You should be calling the CIA, MI5, Mossat or the KGB. You're in the wrong agency and in the wrong precinct.

      We're neither right-wing or left-wing nor chicken-wing. We have wings to fly but not a bird. We are two-legged, sometimes four, and irk at your ineptness in not being able to tell the difference between good and evil.

      • Wetsemenet

        He can think what he will…can't blame him if he's into auto-mindf88king. :)

      • Tin Koo Song

        And we talking and writing with our Upper Head, unlike you, Baram Lion using your DICKHEAD…

    • miri

      Wise men talk because they have something to say, fools, because they have to say something .

      - Plato

      • Tin Koo Song

        Spot-on Miri.. Some lion do use their DICKHEAD often times…

    • http://whatsaysyou.wordpress.com whatsaysyou

      Mind your darn manners, Serigala Baram.

  • http://SERIGALABARAM SERIGALA BARAM

    same people, nelson,peaker,sarawakian,sam, you are just one, man , hah ha ha .GOTCHA !

  • Dharma

    Taib's name should surely be among the list of men and companies that are contributing to the destruction of the earth's environment.

  • aborium

    Red Walk & the Orwellian Conjecture

    "Sometimes they threaten you with something – something you can't stand up to, can't even think about. And then you say, "Don't do it to me, do it to somebody else, do it to so-and-so.

    And perhaps you might pretend, afterwards, that it was only a trick and that you just said it to make them stop and didn't mean it. But that isn't true.

    At the time when it happens you do mean it. You think there's no other way of saving yourself, and you're quite ready to save yourself that way.

    You WANT it to happen to the other person. You don't give a damn what they suffer. All you care is yourself."

    — George Orwell (1984)

  • Wetsemenet

    Question 1: How does;

    "Activists challenge 'corrupt' government in the battle for Sarawak's rainforests

    Alex Joseph

    10th August, 2011

    Land seizures, rampant logging and oil palm expansion have decimated Sarawak's forests. But now an invigorated reform movement is fighting back – accusing the government and its chief minister Abdul Taib Mahmud of duplicity. Alex Joseph reports (sic)"?

    become;

    "Alex Joseph, The Ecologist

    “Unseating Sarawak’s Last Rajah: A Brighter Future for Borneo’s Indigenous People and Rainforests?

    Three decades of government land seizures, rampant logging and oil palm expansion has decimated Sarawak’s rainforest and disenfranchised its native population. Yet a seismic political shift is occurring, which represents real hope for Sarawak’s people and its beleaguered forests. Through the work of tireless activists, a reform movement is rapidly gaining ground and exposing the duplicity of the existing government, and its ‘Godfather’, the Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud."

    and,

    Question 2: How is it okay to make, "Situated on the island of Borneo, 1000km from Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur, Sarawak's political relationship with central government had been contentious since Malaysia's formation in 1963. The desire of Sarawak's nascent political establishment to assert its autonomy was continually…

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    become;

    "Situated on the island of Borneo, 1000km from Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur, Sarawak’s political relationship with central government had been contentious since Malaysia’s formation in 1963. The desire of Sarawak’s nascent political establishment to assert its autonomy was continually trumped by the central government, who wished to maintain tight control over Sarawak’s substantial oil reserves and quell any latent separatism in this, largely non-Muslim region. After seven years of battling, there eventually emerged a new political elite of Muslim natives whom Kuala Lumpur trusted, and to whom it granted a wide degree of latitude. This elite’s domestic power rested on a simple formula: as gate-keeper of Sarawak’s land and another of its natural bounties, tropical timber."?

    Question 3: How is it that you find it convenient to say that the State Government of Sarawak is at loggerheads on important issues with the Federal Government, but make an about turn and freely claim that they are bedfellows when it suits you, even in the same breath?

    Question 4: How does, "To view the rest of this article – you must be a paying subscriber and Login."

    become;

    (in own phrasing), "You are free to lift this article without paying because I lifted most of my information from your website anyway."?

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  • B3rtzz

    After viewing articles for the past few months starting from the Sarawak elections till now, came to a conclusion that there are lots of evidences available against corrupted Malaysian officers. But what can be done as they are still freely controlling the usual business. That is why many would have migrated seeing no future in Malaysia in near future. And that includes me in the making.

  • MagnisPhyricon

    (extracted from SinChiew Daily)

    KUCHING, Aug 15 — The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) will continue the series of consultation and public submission concerning the national inquiry into the land rights of indigenous people in eight districts in Sarawak, from this Sept 17 to 30.

    Suhakam said in a statement here today that the inquiry would examine the root causes of the problems related to native customary rights (NCR) to land in a comprehensive manner.

    Members of the public who come forward to present their case at the sessions are advised to bring documentary evidence such as land grants or grant applications, photographs, maps and other relevant letters.

    For more information, the public can contact Suhakam's National Inquiry Secretariat at tel: 03-26125600, fax: 03-26125620, email: [email protected], website: suhakam.org.my, facebook: http://www.facebook.com/suhakam or twitter: http://www.twitter.com/suhakam.

    • http://n/a Watch Dog

      SUHAKAM..too sucks bro!! I do NOT believe if ever SUHAKAM does a good job..all in one CRONY..UMNO's social tool ,NGO..

      • bucklynn rimbar

        GOOD JOB WATCH DOG….BUT LETS NOT HATE…LETS TRANSFORM THIS LAND OF OUR TOGETHER….LETS BRING PEACE AND JOY…FOR SARAWAK…U TAKE CARE…..SARAWAKIANS WILL CHANGE SARAWAK FOR THE BETTER,I MUST NOT LOSE HOPE IN ALL OF U SARAWAKIANS….I KNOW TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A CHANGE FOR OUR FUTURE GENERATION BUT LETS BE FREE FROM HATES OR ANGER…DO WE REALLY WANT OUR CHILDREN TO INHERIT WAR TORN COUNTRY,ENUF DAMAGES AS IT IS FOR OUR FUTURE GENERATION…

  • Blunt Speaker

    Many have migrated because they couldn't stand the Malaysian culture of corruption, nepotism, cronyism, ketuananism and hypocrisy! Only those who can't afford to migrate and those who love and want to redeem this country persevere to stay on. If those rural poor do not change their mindset but continue to vote for BN, they will not be able to break the chains of poverty, and slavery will be but a norm and curse for generations to come. When will they ever learn?

    • aborium

      Confessions of an Ex-foreigner

      Blunt, in all honesty, they'll find to their dismay that in other countries they can't vote unless you've stayed longer, go freely and safely to have teh tarik at 3am, withstand the racial abuses hurled at you in the streets, the cold that gets into your bones, the all-white neighbourhood that makes you really feel you're a foreigner or outcast (white supremacy), and the cost of living too much to bear not unless you've lots of RM.

      And someone said being in a foreign country means walking a tightrope high above the ground without the net afforded a person by the country where he has his family, colleagues, and friends, and where he can easily say what he has to say in a language he has known from childhood. Such is the price to pay for being a foreigner.

      And yes, nepotism, corruption and racism are everywhere (it's a matter of degree and tolerance). But Blunt, that said, it shall not however deter us from our task at hand in wanting to build a better place for Sarawak and its People. No local or foreigner can argue against that.

      • miri

        Sorry to note that your stay oversea was not a happy one.

        It is also true that unless we have been to the other side of the fence, we do not appreciate that home is best.

        However, it is sheer desperation and hopelessness that drove scores of Sarawakians away. Unless the government can maintain racial harmony,create a level playing field for all its people ,provide equal opportunity based on ability and not on the colour of the skin, implement a fair and just society, many will continue to leave. Who can blame them ?

        • aborium

          Miri, we need to touch base once in awhile to know that what's happening on the ground and what could be done in the immediate to long-term to make lives better for others. The basic needs must first be fulfilled before getting into another round of mega projects that benefit only the megalomaniacs.

          We are not against progress and development, but it would have to be the kind that is meaningful and purposeful, and makes a difference in the lives of others and their environment, improve their health care and education, provide opportunities for community-based development projects that locals can participate and make it their own economic enterprise with their skill sets and available resources (done successfully in many under-deprived places).

          It's about bringing pride, confidence, values back to the community. It's about a happy community.

        • miri

          Lee Kuan Yew once said to its people in 1965, " I will educate you, house you, look after your health, create the right economy for businesses to prosper, it is up to you." The rest is history.

          It despairs me to think that we have lost an entire generation, and we know the reason why. To remotely achieve what you suggested, aborium, we need a wholesale change of leaderships first and foremost. To put in its place are young dynamic crop of leaders who would ask " What can I do to bring pride, confidence, values back to the communities ", not "What is in there for me ?"

    • bucklynn rimbar

      BRO,WE MUST STAY N REDEEM OUR LAND…ITS ALL WE GOT…TUMPAHNYA DARAH KITA….WE ARE TRUE SARAWAKIANS….THIS IS OUR LAND…LETS MAKE A POSITIVE CHANGE…WUD U JOIN MY NGO-POVERTY PROGRAM????TOLONG ORG MISKIN????

  • Tin Koo Song

    Blunt Speaker, i learnt my lesson. Someone just told me, BN – Bullshit & Nonsense…. Lesson Number 1. I am a slow learner but i hope to learn fast.

  • aborium

    I'm suggesting that SR does a quick poll among its readers to gather views, opinions, ideas and visions on where they think Sarawak should be heading and why, their hopes and aspirations for the future, and their basic and immediate needs, issues and problems. It could be an eye-opener.

  • Menace

    There is not much we can do it, Taib is still the boss of Sarawak…you oppose him, you die -> that's what businessmen fear. Unless you are here in Sarawak. Talking or website is useless…remote people do not have any internet to see all these. Sarawak is a far behind, underdeveloped state in Malaysia…What a sad, really.

    • miri

      Menace, Sarawak is NOT a state of Malaysia. Please read Being Vernon –" It is time to stop buying into a lie " . ( click onto links at the top of the page. )

    • tungunduuh

      Sarawak is a country in the Federation of Malaysia.

      • http://hotmail Ayam Kurus

        DEAR FELLOWS THE CORRECT ANSWER IS:

        SARAWAK IS A COLONY OF MALAYAN UMNO SINCE IT WAS ANNEXED WITH SABAH ON 16 SEPTEMBER 1962.

        THIS DATE IS COMING UP SOON.

        ALSO 31 AUGUST IS NOT OUR INDEPENDENCE DAY AS WE HAVE YET TO WIN REAL INDEPENDENCE. IT IS MALAYAN INDEPENDENCE DAY!

        HOWEVER THE DATE 8 DECEMBER 1962 IS AN IMPORTANT DATE IN OUR HISTORY NOT FAR AWAY.

        THIS IS THE 49TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ANTI-MALAYSIA BRUNEI INDEPENDENCE UPRISING.

        WE MUST REMEMBER ALL THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES OR LOST THEIR FREEDOM FIGHTING FOR OUR FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE FROM 1962 TO 1990 WHEN THE GUERRILLA WAR AGAINST BRITISH SPONSORED UMNO COLONIZATION OF SABAH AND SARAWAK.

        FOR ALL THOSE WHO WANT A FREE AND INDEPENDENT SARAWAK FLY THE COLONIAL "MALAYSIAN FLAG" UPSIDE DOWN AND AT HALF MAST!

        FIGHT FOR A FREE AND INDEPENDENT SARAWAK!

  • Satelite Watch

    SERIGALA BARAM PELIR-RO SHIT….UKOI SERIGALA ALWAYS SMELL LIKE DOGGY DOGGY HAHAHA……WETSEMENET ONE OF BN.VERY GOOD EXPLAINATION POLITICAL ANSWER…..SHOO…BETTER PLAY PELIR SERIGALA HAHAHUHUHU….KEEP ON SR…KEEP ON…EXPOSE GOVT.CORRUPTED…

  • george

    all sarawakian need now is to seperate from malaya..or malaysia….like singapore…damn 1malaysia/…..

  • poorsarawak

    sarawak need independent

    • http://hotmail Ayam Kurus

      YES BROTHERS THERE IS TALK ABOUT SARAWAK INDEPENDENCE IN EVERY SARAWAK WEB SITE WORTH ITS SALT.

      GO AND READ SARAWAK HEADHUNTER OR DAYAK BARU OR FREE SARAWAK OR EVEN IN THE MODERATE HORNBILL UNLEASHED.

      IT IS SOMETHING WE CAN ACHIEVE IF WE ARE DETERMINED TO GET OUR INDEPENDENCE.

      REMEMBER WE WERE AN INDEPENDENT STATE FOR 100 YEARS TILL 1941. SARAWAK THEN BRIEFLY BECAME A JAPANESE COLONY AND HAD 17 YEARS OF DIRECT BRITISH COLONIAL RULE AND FINALLY THE WORST OF THE BAD BUNCH- 48 YEARS MALAYAN UMNO COLONIALISM.

      OUR COUNTRY HAS BEEN STRIPPED BARE BY THE CORRUPT UMNO & PBB BN REGIMES.

      OUR STRUGGLE BEGAN DURING WW2 AND GREW IN THE 1950S and 1960s. IT HAS BEEN A LONG BIG STRUGGLE BUT WE NEED TO ALL UNITE BEFORE AND WORK HARDER BEFORE WE CAN BECOME FREE LIKE SOUTHERN SUDAN. THIS IS THE NEWEST INDEPENDENT COUNTRY BUT THEY TOOK 50 YEARS TO WIN THEIR INDEPENDENCE. THIS IS A RELATIVELY SHORT PERIOD.

      THE IRISH FAMOUSLY FOUGHT AGAINST BRITISH COLONIAL OCCUPATION FOR 800 YEARS!

      SARAWAK FOREVER! HIDUP SARAWAK INDEPENDENCE! YES WE CAN DO IT!

  • bucklynn rimbar

    AT THE CURRENT RATE AFTER THE G.E,WE NOT THERE YETLAH….U THINK U GET THE POPULATION BEHIND U.ITS ALL TALK DUE TO FRUSTRATION.DO U KNOW DAT WE HAV MORE HELP FROM THE MALAY THEN BEING ALONE,DAYAKS,THE MALAYS CAN BE OUR BUFFER COS IF SARAWAK BECOMES INDEPENDENT WE HAV MALAYSIA AND INDONESIA COMING TO DESTROY US,THINK OF THAT.I DON THINK THE MALAYS ARE OUR ENEMIES OR THE CHINESE FOR THAT MATTER.WE ARE SARAWAKIANS BUT WE ARE MALAYSIANS TOO.

    DON BECAUSE OF OUR DAYAK PRIDE WE WANT INDEPENDENT.AS ITS IS WE DAYAK ARE NOT UNITED,CAN WE STAND AGAINST OURSIDER??????PRIDE BEFORE A FALL,A HAUNTY SPIRIT BEFORE DESTRUCTION.

    FACT OF THE MATTER WE CANT…..IN MALAYSIA WE ARE SAVE…DO U WANT TO BE UNDER INDONESIA….DO U KNOW WE HAV WORSE PEOPLE THEN TAIB IN INDONESIA.JUS BECAUSE WE HAV PROBLEM IN THE STATE AND WE ARE ALL FRUSTRATED,WE MUST THINK CLEARLY….I RATHER TAIB I KNOW THEN OTHERS I DON KNOW….I RATHER D DEVIL I CAN SEE THEN THE DEEP BLUE SEA….

    NO I M NOT T.M PUNYA ORG….I M APOLITICAL NOW..I DON CARE TO JOIN A PARTY OR BE IN POLITICS COS OF THE WAY ITS DONE….WE NEED STATEMAN/WOMAN WHO LOV THE STATE NOT OPPORTUNIST WANTING POWER TO ABUSE IT…U CAN SEE IT FROM THEIR EYES…EYES DON LIE.GIV THEM THE POWER U GET THE MONKEYS…..CORRUPT MONKEYS.

    WE CAN ONLY WORK ON OURSELF AND OTHERS WE KNOW…..LOV U GUYS MY DAYAK BROTHERS….DON GIV UP ON SARAWAK…WE CAN MAKE IT IF WE STOP FIGHTING WITH EACH OTHER AND UNITE TOGETHER FOR A BETTER PLACE.

  • marra estonia

    Taib mahmud has always been the culprit behind Sarawak’s loss of natural resources and lanscape scarring.The people of sarawak has the rights to express their discontent and find a more liberal chief minister so that s’wak could progress well like their neighbouring country.