Lihan Jok’s ‘Gifts From God’

Lihan Jok’s ‘Gifts From God’

17 Mar 2012

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Another Dirty Datuk! Lihan Jok, State Assemblyman for Baram's Telang Usan

Former BN State Assemblyman, Lihan Jok, famously lectured his constituents that the Baram Dam was “a gift from God”.

But, who does Lihan Jok mean by God?

The Baram Dam is a man made project and it will destroy some of the last remaining areas of untouched beauty on God’s Earth.

So, by ‘God’ was Lihan Jok employing the term frequently used for his party boss,Taib Mahmud, who has been enthusiastically driving through this project?

Taib, who runs Sarawak like a mafia ‘Godfather’, and his BN YBs are all hoping, of course, that the Baram Dam will shower them with even more wealth than before.

How?  Well, to build the Baram Dam Taib plans to borrow huge sums of money, which will be guaranteed by the State of Sarawak.  This means that the foreign money lenders will know that ordinary taxpayers will be forced to pay back the money (plus interest) in future years.

"Sarawak is not your personal property" - Anti-Baram Dam protesters took their cause to KL last year

Out of that borrowed money Taib can award his own companies, like CMS, huge contracts to get involved in building the dam.

He will also award nice contracts to companies owned by political cronies, whose job in return is to help him persuade the people to keep voting BN and to allow the dam to be built.

We suggest that one of these cronies is Lihan Jok and we remind Lihan’s people that it will be they who will have to find the money (or give up the timber or land) to pay back the cost of this billion ringgit dam!

Gifts from God to Lihan

Taib has never expected his BN YB’s to cheat their own people for free.  He has handsomely rewarded them, thereby corrupting them and buying their absolute loyalty.

Thus, we can show that the former Baram Assemblyman Lihan and his family have already received some wonderful enriching gifts from the White Haired Godfather, who runs Sarawak like a personal business enterprise.

We have identified 5 Belian Timber concessions that have gone to his wife, brother and relative Peter Jok

Our map, which was leaked from Sarawak’s secretive Forestry Department, in fact reveals no less than five highly valuable Belian Timber concessions have been handed to Lihan Jok’s wife, brother and another family member Peter Jok.

Concession for Puan Mujan Jok - Lihan's wife Freda

Belian is such an endangered wood, after so much ruthless logging by Taib’s cronies, that logging has been supposedly banned. There is also an export ban on the timber.

However, Taib evidently thinks that the laws that apply to others do not apply to himself and his political cronies.

Far from showing genuine concern for preserving Belian forest, the Chief Minister’s ban is all about keeping what is left for himself and his followers to cut down for themselves.

Do we think that he expects loyalty in return?  Do we think that by giving Lihan Jok’s family such valuable Belian Timber Concessions Taib bought his YB at the expense of Sarawak’s environment and its people?

A close business pal - relative?

It surely looks very much that way!

So, when Lihan Jok claims that the Baram Dam is a gift from God and lectures the longhouse people to be patient for development, do we conclude that he is just doing Taib’s bidding in return for five Belian Timber concessions for his family and associates?

These concessions are B/T 9103, B/T 9105, B/T 9149, B/T 9153 as well as the

Identified as belonging to Jok's brother Ngau Jok

concession for Peter Jok Anyie B/T 3132.

Yet, despite his determination to promote the dam, Lihan found he got a rough time from his people.  They widely refused  to agree with his enthusiasm for flooding them from their lands and placing them in refugee camps like the 10,000 people from Bakun.

In the face of such protests the view in BN started to be that Lihan Jok was not doing a good enough job as MP!

He and Taib side-kick Len Talif Saleh were poorly received by protestors when they went to lecture his constituents about the benefits of the dam.

So it was that at the last election Jok stood down in favour of his nephew, Denis Ngau.  Ngau only just won the seat, thanks to BN’s secretive funding of SNAP, which succeeded in dividing the opposition.

Same age as Ngau Jok, Lihan's brother

However, Lihan continues to support BN in the Baram area at every opportunity, just as his nephew continues to do so as well.

Other BN ‘Yes Men’

There are some other notable ‘Yes Men’ for BN in Baram, who can also be relied upon to come out and support the logging in their area and the planned Baram Dam.

These types have been rallying around to support the local Federal MP Jacob Sagan over the past few days, after we exposed him too for holding secret Belian concessions through his wife and for receiving lucrative state contracts.

According to the Taib controlled Borneo Post, these supporters have been cheering Sagan for all that he has supposedly done for his community and have been begging him to stay for re-election! [“Community Declares Support for Jacob Sagan, Borneo Post “].

One prominent such personality is Temenggong Pahang Deng Anyie, who is recorded at every event as representing his people in supporting BN and their timber cronies.  Last year he was one of the prominent ‘community leaders’ recorded as thanking timber company KTS for their wonderful support of his community in Baram!

Temenggong Pahang Deng receives a gift after his speech thanking KTS for logging his people's land

Given such services, is it any surprise that the Temenggong received a nice slice of the action in Lihan Jok’s other ‘gift from God’, a company that has corruptly received millions in state contracts.

Contracts to Lihan Jok – more gifts from God?

We refer to the company Setegap Jitra Sdn Bhd, which has received a string of nice contracts from the state amounting to a healthy RM15million!

RM15million in contracts for Lihan Jok and political partner Temenggong Pahang Deng Anyie's joint enterprise!

No wonder Temenggong urges his community to continue to keep voting BN, support KTS and praise Jacob Sagan!

We can see what he gets out of it – but what do the people get out of it, when every state contract turns out merely to be a corrupt way of rewarding political yes men?

We now demand that Lihan Jok comes clean about all his business activities, because the former headmaster, turned Assemblyman, turned businessman has not been filing his accounts in the open manner which is required under the law.

There are no less than three companies registered at the same address as his company Setegap Jitra at Lot 319A, Ricemill Lane in Miri.  The other two are Baram Wawasan Enterprises Sdn Bhd and Yutako Sdn Bhd.  Yet not one of these three companies have registered who their Directors are, who their shareholders are or what they have borrowed.

Baram Wawasan Enterprise! - Rafting and towing of logs..... but no further information

We know that Setegap Jitra has received government contracts, but what are these other enterprises up to?  Baram Wawasan, which is clearly linked to activity in Lihan Jok’s own former constituency, claims its business is the rafting and towing of logs, but which logs?

KTS logs?

Lihan Jok and the Temenggong are public figures and they should provide this information.

No information - oil palm cultivation

Likewise, Yutako Sdn Bhd admits its business is oil palm cultivation, but who is behind it?  We assume it is Lihan Jok and Temenggong Pahang Deng Anyie, because the businesses share the same address.

So, these politicians need to inform the people exactly what further concessions they have been getting from their friends in BN.  After all they never stop telling them to vote for BN!

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  • Alison

    The Bakun Dam is damned!! bakun Dam cracks and the bakun management only dare to use two of the eight turbines!! This maybe rumour but there is no smoke without fire!!

  • Dayang Rogayah

    You have not erite on YB Hajo Daud yet!! The Eastbourne comany, etc!!

  • DGg

    Lihan, please do not use God’s name in vain. God will not destroy His own creation. Only greedy men would do that and these people will all suffer the wrath of God. So better beware, Lihan. Fear and serve God and not your earthly master!

  • patrick sibat

    Why do Malaysians & Sarawakians suffer as we are today?

    Ponder on what the God says in Proverb.

    Proverb 29

    v.2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.

    v.4 The King establishes the land by justice, But he who receives bribes overthrows it.

    v.12 If a ruler pays attention to lies, All his servants become wicked.

    Time to break the vicious cycle of corruption. Vote PR for change.

  • aborium

    Sorry wrong number. This is Room 666 and and if you turn it the other way around you get my other number.

  • http://google love Baram

    Bring Baram villagers to visit and study the displaced people affected by Bakun dam.

  • Joker Senator

    Not bad lah for Lihan Joke to resign YB title but get timber money and Senator post as golden handshake reward hadiah bolot from BN UMNO…


    Lihan takes oath as senator

    Borneo Post, December 8, 2011, Thursday

    I SWEAR: Lihan taking his oath at the Dewan Negara. — Bernama photo

    KUALA LUMPUR: Umno coordinating chairman for Melaka’s Bachang state seat, Datuk Saat Abu, and Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Sarawak (PBB) vice-president, Lihan Jok, yesterday took their oath as senators at the Dewan Negara here.

    The oath-taking ceremony took place before Dewan Negara president Tan Sri Abu Zahar Ujang.

    Saat, 60, who is also Bukit Katil Umno treasurer, is a businessman and a member of the board of directors of the Melaka Water Corporation.

    Lihan, also a businessman, was the principal of SMK Tutoh Apoh, Baram from 2000 to 2001.

    Both were appointed senators for the first time. — Bernama


    Lihan grateful for trust for him to become a senator

    Borneo Post, November 16, 2011, Wednesday

    MIRI: Former Telang Usan assemblyman and senator designate Lihan Jok thanked the state government and Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud for proposing his appointment to the senate.

    He would use the opportunity to do his level best in whatever capacity asked in serving the country, in addition to consolidating the support of the Orang Ulu, and for them to participate in government development programmes.

    “I will use whatever influence I have together with other elected representatives including International Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Datuk Jacob Dungau Sagan, Liwan Lagang (Belaga assemblyman) and community leaders to rally the people to support the government and strengthen our unity,” Lihan assured when contacted by The Borneo Post yesterday.

    Lihan was asked to comment on the Dewan’s endorsement of his name being proposed as senator to replace Senator Idris Bujang whose term expires end of this month.

    A total of 50 government backbenchers and state cabinets supported the proposal by Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu, and seconded by Land Development Minister Tan Sri Dr James Masing at the DUN sitting yesterday.

    Lihan said as president of the Federation of Orang Ulu (FORUM), he had always wanted to do the right things with the right intention.

    “Specifically for the Orang Ulu, we (Baram, Belaga and Limbang) being in the ‘Last Frontier of Development’ of the state, I will pursue the issue of creating rural growth centres (RGCs), and turn Bario, Belaga and Baram into sub-districts.”

    “If these places are elevated to sub-districts, they could expedite participation of the Orang Ulu in development,” he said.

    Lihan said there was also a need to enhance efforts in preserving and nurturing the colourful culture and tradition of the Orang Ulu.

    He said he initiated the Sape Academy to contribute to the rich cultural heritage of the country although the Orang Ulu were a minority in the country.

    Lihan, 54, is vice-president of Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu and PBB branch chairman in Telang Usan.

    He was a board member of the state’s Native Customary Rights (NCR) taskforce committee, and of Sarawak Higher Education Fund.

    Lihan will be the sixth Orang Ulu to be made senator after Datuk Stephen Wan Ulok, Senator Ding Seling, Senator George Adam, Senator Datuk Seri Idris Jala and the late Dato Sri Joseph Balan Seling.


    Lihan insists Baram dam development a God’s gift for Orang Ulu

    Borneo Post, September 10, 2010, Friday

    MIRI: Telang Usan assemblyman Lihan Jok reiterated that the Baram hydroelectric dam project is a gift from God for the minority Orang Ulu.

    “I am not ashamed to say that the mega project is a gift from God because as a result of the project the government will build a 60-km road from Long Lama to the dam site at Long Keseh, benefitting about 12,000 Kayans from nine longhouses along the river,” he said.

    He said he had proposed to have a road to link all the longhouses along Baram River before the dam was even conceptualised, more as a wish for a better life for the people.

    The road came into the picture when the government proposed the Baram dam, he added.

    “What I am saying is that if there is no Baram dam, there won’t be any road being built. It does not make any economic sense just building a road like that. The proposed dam justifies the building of the RM500-million road,” explained Lihan.

    Urging his critics to look at the bigger picture, he said the stretch of road from Long Lama made up Package B of the overall road project under Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy. He said the package cost the government a massive RM500 million.

    Package A is the stretch of road from Beluru to Sungai Tinjar encompassing Lapok road.

    The upgrading of 35.73-km Lapok road at a cost of about RM101 million commenced three days ago and is expected to be completed in three years, Lihan revealed.

    “Our people who are already poor have had to buy 4WD vehicles to travel through this road, having to bear high maintenance cost due to wear and tear their vehicles were subject to. But this will be behind us three years from now,” said Lihan.

  • Senator Kaki Bodek

    Meanwhile, since Lihan Joke replaced Kaki-Bodek Idris Buang as Senator then perhaps Hock Seng Lee should give Lihan Joke some shares to him lah as hadiah….

    Make sure Lihan Joke always angkat biji bodek-bodek Taib for more shares just like Kaki-Bodek Idris Buang did previously….


    Senator Idris Buang: Taib’s decision on Sng wise

    Borneo Post, July 3, 2011, Sunday

    KUCHING: The decision by Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud to appoint former Pelagus assemblyman Larry Sng to be in charge of youth affairs in the Chief Minister’s Department is to ensure that the Chinese community is well represented.

    This is the view of Senator Dato Idris Buang who holds the opinion that even though the BN lost 13 of the 15 predominantly-Chinese seats in the April 16 polls, they (Chinese community) should be fairly represented in the State Cabinet.

    “This is a very wise move by our Chief Minister to ensure that the Chinese community is well represented,” Idris told thesundaypost here yesterday.

    He was commenting on a news report yesterday that Taib will appoint Sng to take charge of youth development in the state.

    Idris believed that the government might also pick Prof Dr Sim Kui Hian (who failed to wrest Pending from the DAP in the recent 10th state election) to assist in the implementation of the proposed health metropolis in Kuching which will eventually be able to provide jobs opportunity to some 4,500 people when fully implemented.

    Prior to the state election, Sng was an assistant minister in-charge of three portfolios, including youth development and training, and industrial development.

    He was not renominated by the BN to defend Pelagus because he is partyless after being sacked from PRS for insubordination.

    Idris, a lawyer by profession, had recently stressed that in a democratic country like Malaysia the communities that lost their representatives should be allowed to be represented in the government either by appointment or by amending the State Constitution so that the government could appoint non-elected representatives into the cabinet.

    However, Taib was not in favour of amending the present State Constitution to accommodate non-elected members.

    Presently, the two other Chinese leaders in the State Cabinet are SUPP deputy secretary-general Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh and SUPP central working committee member Datuk Lee Kim Shin.

    Besides the appointment of Chinese leaders to the cabinet, there had been calls from certain quarters that SUPP’s Dayak representatives should also be given due consideration.

    Currently, SUPP has four Dayak assemblymen. One of them, Datuk Francis Harden, is already an assistant minister.

    The possibility of another one from the remaining three (Dr Jerip Susil of Bengoh, Ranum Mina-Opar) and Dr Johnical Rayong-Engkilili) remains high as Taib has not reshuffled his cabinet.


    ‘Amend law to nominate YBs’

    Senator Datuk Idris Buang suggested non-elected representatives from the Chinese community

    by Peter Sibon, Borneo post, April 18, 2011, Monday

    KUCHING: Senator Datuk Idris Buang suggested that the state BN government nominate non-elected representatives from the Chinese community to sit in the State Legislative Assembly after SUPP suffered its worst defeat in the just-concluded state election.

    This could be done through amending the state constitution to include a provision for such nomination.

    He added that the community should be represented in the government even though most of the Chinese BN candidates lost in the election.

    ‘Though their representatives lost badly in the just-concluded state election, their representation could still be done by amending our constitution to appoint representatives from the community in the State Legislative Assembly as non-elected members,” Idris told The Borneo Post here yesterday.

    In the election, SUPP lost 13 out of 15 urban seats it contested leaving behind only two representatives from the Chinese community in the State Legislative Assembly.

    The biggest casualty among them was SUPP president Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan who lost his fortress at Piasau to a DAP newcomer Ling Sie Kiong by 1,590 votes.

    However, SUPP still has four other representatives from its Bumiputera constituencies.

    The two SUPP leaders who managed to pull through were its deputy-secretary general Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh in Bawang Assan and Datuk Lee Kim Shin in Senadin. Its four other Bumiputera elected representatives who won

    the election were Datuk Francis Hardin in Simanggang, Dr Johnical Rayong in Engkilili, Dr Jerip Susil in Bengoh and

    Ranum Mina in Opar.

    The provision suggested by Idris is similar to what neigbouring Sabah had done by amending its constitution decades ago to provide for the appointment of six members to its legislative assembly.

    Idris, who is a lawyer by profession, said Sarawak should live up to its reputation as the most racially harmonious and tolerant state in the country by amending its constitution to appoint suitable individuals to the legislative assembly so that those appointed as non-elected representatives would be able to take care of their respective communities.

    “This will show the true 1Sarawak spirit which is also reflected in the 1Malaysia concept,” added Idris.

    On another issue, Idris said the state BN chairman and Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, who has been given the mandate to continue leading the state government, should not be pressured by any quarters to retire from active politics.

    “He has been given the most honourable mandate by the people to continue leading the state.

    “So when he decides to call it a day, it should be left to his discretion and wisdom as he knows best when the timing is right and conducive to his party as well as to the people of Sarawak,” he said.

    Idris insisted that Taib, being a veteran leader, knew best when to hand over the baton to a new leader.

    He also stressed that PBB and BN had always emphasised team spirit and not individuals.

    “That’s the reason why we need a strong representation from the Chinese community in the state cabinet.

    “So by amending the state constitution, the Chinese community would be well represented,” he said.

    Meanwhile, Idris also called on the BN government to ensure that the state’s autonomy on immigration be further enforced to prevent the opposition from Peninsular Malaysia entering the state and be employed during election time as they had brought along with them an unhealthy political trend which if left unchecked could harm the racial and religious harmony of the state.

    “During the last general election, we detected the flaw in our Immigration law when many members of the opposition were actually employed here even though they claimed that they were not engaged to work and get paid,” he said.


    HSL records strong annual results

    New Sarawak Tribune, Tuesday, 01 March 2011

    KUCHING: Hock Seng Lee Berhad (HSL) Group posted RM488.26 million in revenue for its financial year ended 31 December 2010, up 30 percent from the RM375.02 million recorded for the 2009 financial year.

    Net annual profit before tax for HSL Group also surpassed the record high of the previous year to reach RM98.42 million.The Group recorded earnings of RM75.57 million in 2009 and RM56.46 million in 2008.

    “We have achieved outstanding financial results for 2010 and surpassed the consensus estimates of financial analysts,” said HSL Group Chairman YB Senator Dato’ Idris Buang.

    Dato’ Idris also announced that for the year 2010, the Board has recommended a final ordinary dividend of 6 percent and, to celebrate the excellent results, a special dividend of 3 percent, both less tax at 25 percent, pending shareholder approval at the upcoming Annual General Meeting.

    On top of the gross interim dividend of 6 percent per share paid in October 2010, the total dividend for 2010 will be 15 percent, up from 12 percent in 2009.

    Stakeholders with HSL have certainly enjoyed a bumper year in returns as last quarter the Board of HSL also announced distribution of a portion of its Treasury Shares as Share Dividends.On 29 December 2010, shareholders were rewarded on the basis of one treasury share for every 50 (fifty) ordinary shares of RM0.20 held.

    After the exercise, 27,742,658 treasury shares remain held by the company, giving the Board options to further reward stakeholders in the future.

    “We are proud to have maintained an upward trend in our earnings for the past decade and we continue to share this success with our loyal shareholders by paying out among the best dividends in the industry,” said Dato’ Idris.

    On other financial indicators, HSL is also a top performer.Return on Equity for 2010 is at 23 percent up from 21 percent in 2009, while the strong results have seen Earnings Per Share grow from 10.25 sen for 2009 to 13.40 sen for 2010.

    The Group also has no borrowings, commanding a net cash position of some RM90 million while being heavily invested in specialised marine plant (such as dredgers, tugboats and barges), road building equipment, cranes and tunnelling machinery.

    With the accelerated pace of construction activity across its home state of Sarawak in East Malaysia, the Group has experienced successful procurement outcomes and the doubling of its order book in the past three years.HSL procured RM532 million worth of new contracts in 2010.

    During the same period, the Group completed eleven projects worth RM318 million; an increase from the RM200 million completed in 2009.

    The completed works included construction of educational institutions, road works at Panchor, Tanjung Manis and Samariang, earthworks at Muara Tebas, dredging and flood mitigation works in Sibu as well as property development projects Samariang Aman Phase 4, Kuching and Vista Parade, Sibu.

    “Our strong order book replenishment rates reflect our competitive advantage in our niche fields of marine and civil works,” said Dato’ Idris.

    As at 31 December 2010, the Group had 28 projects in hand valued at RM1.95 billion with RM1.20 billion outstanding.

    “There is a concerted effort by our leadership to hasten the industrialization process in Sarawak and we are honoured to have the opportunity to participate in this exciting period of growth for our State,” said Dato’ Idris.

    Projects in the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) are expected to intensify during 2011 with commencement of several major road and bridge construction contracts to the proposed hydroelectric dams and to a coal mine in Kapit.

    Aside from these projects, HSL will pursue further packages of the Kuching Centralised Wastewater Management System project, flood mitigation projects in Sibu and Kuching and additional reclamation and infrastructure works, particularly in the booming Tanjung Manis – Mukah area.

    The latter zone in central Sarawak is earmarked as one of the main growth nodes of SCORE with the Halal food hub, seafood processing, ports, ship building, palm oil refining and an airport extension all fuelling upcoming new contracts.

    HSL is familiar with the logistics of the area and with applying its reclamation and geotechnical capabilities to overcome the predominantly swampy conditions there.

    “We therefore feel well-qualified for the big ticket projects expected there,” said Dato’ Idris.

    “In 2011, we will bid for projects throughout the State, not just in the central SCORE region, but also along our populated coastline where urbanisation is creating pressure on infrastructure.


    A. Maklumat Syarikat: :

    Company Name : HOCK SENG LEE BERHAD

    Address : LOT 1004, JALAN KWONG LEE BANK 93450

    Town : KUCHING

    State: SARAWAK

    D. Maklumat Ahli Lembaga Pengarah:

    Bil Nama Warganegara Jawatan











    G.Modal Berbayar / Modal Terkumpul :

    a.Modal Dibenarkan (RM):

    b.Modal Berbayar / Modal Terkumpul (RM): 75,000,000.00

    H.Maklumat Projek:

    Bil Tajuk Tarikh Anugerah Nilai (RM) Klien

    1. Const. Of Lundu/Sampadi/Selang Coastal Road. (M/C SR021249-03) RM

    2. The Proposed Site Clearing, Earthworks & Infrastructure At Samarahan Idustrial Estate, Zone C, Samarahan Divison 24-01-2011 RM 16,150,000.00 MINISTRY OF INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT

    3. Prop. Dev. Of(POIC) On Lots 129, 637,805-813 &1432, Blck 12 BLD & State Lands (Lts 131,132,159,633-636,639,822-824,1431 & Part Of Lots 158 & 829, Blck 12 Buan LD) – Package B – Sand Filling, Rd, Drainage, Water Reticulation, Elect.l & Telecomm. Infrastructure) Tj Manis, Mukah 07-09-2010 RM 83,298,800.00 PERBADANAN KEMAJUAN PERUSAHAAN KAYU SARAWAK

    4. The Proposed Site Clearing, Earthworks, Sandfilling And Infrastructure Works At Demak Laut Industrial Park, Phase IV (Stage I), Kuching Division 26-08-2010 RM 14,338,000.00 KEMENTERIAN PEMBANGUNAN PERINDUASTRIAN SARAWAK

    5. The Prop. Road Starting From Serdeng Junction Passing Through Bandar Baru Tanjung Manis, Halal Park & Kampung Rajang, Mukah Division (Package A – Road, Drainage & Assoicated Works) 17-08-2010 RM 47,100,000.00 PERBADANAN KEMAJUAN PERTANIAN SELANGOR

    6. Construction and Completion of Access Road Linking Technology Park to Kpg. Tanjong Bako, On a “Design And Build” Basis Contract No. PWD/HO/B040/2010 14-05-2010 RM 72,500,000.00 JABATAN KERJA RAYA SARAWAK

    7. Construction And Completion Of Proposed Lubok Antu / Lemanak / Engkari Road (Package B), Sri Aman Division ( Phase III – From Ng. Kesit To Ng. Gugu ) 19-01-2010 RM 35,798,100.00 JABATAN KERJA RAYA SARAWAK

    8. Rancangan Tebatan Banjir Sungai Nangka 07-07-2009 RM 9,899,888.00 JABATAN PENGAIRAN DAN SALIRAN

    9. Merekabentuk, Membina Dan Menyiapkan Projek Rancangan Tebatan Banjir 05-02-2009 RM 137,151,089.61 JABATAN PENGAIRAN & SALIRAN SARAWAK

    10. Design and Build Negotiated Contract For Kuching City Central Wastewater Management System: Centralized Sewerage For Kuching City Centre (Package 1) 30-09-2008 RM 529,988,000.00 JABATAN PERKHIDMATAN PEMBENTUNGAN SARAWAK

  • Alfred E Neuman

    Wow! This Lihan Jok fella looks like me:

    Now I believe this Asian mtyh that says every man got seven ‘twins’ or look-alikes…

    I believe too in Malaysia there’s nutty magazine called Gila-Gila (equivalent to US magizine MAD) that should use Lihan Jok as Gila-Gila mascot cover boy…

  • jazzy

    Saying Baram Dam was “a gift from God” is direct insult to

    God as God didn’t make Dam. Lihan Jok will take the consequence for what he has said.

  • sa

    Penang to set up scholarship fund

    In a bid to stem the outflow of talent, Penang is setting the Penang Future Foundation Fund providing full scholarships to Malaysian students.

    Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng noted that over two million
    Malaysians have left the country since Merdeka in 1957, driven not just
    by higher pay but also by policies in other countries that are centred
    on justice, human rights, democracy, integrity and rewarding hard work.

    “The fund will provide full scholarships to assist
    all bright Malaysian students and it will retain human talent by
    requiring fully sponsored students to work for at least eight years in
    Penang,” he said in a statement today.

    The scholarship
    will be open to all Malaysians regardless of race, religion, gender and
    geographical location, although he added that priority will “naturally
    be given to Penangites”.

    One of the conditions of the scholarship is that all sponsored
    students will be required to work for eight years in Penang either in
    the public or private sector.

    Lim pointed out that the state government does not have the financial
    resources to set up scholarship funds, and is currently looking to get
    more contribution from private businesses in and outside Penang.

    He said the state government has adopted a three-prong approach to
    build human talent by giving annual allocation to schools, attracting
    world-class universities and introducing vocational education with
    industry, as well as building Learning Centres and Science Cafes to
    stress on teaching of Science, Technology, English and Maths.

    The Penang Future Foundation Fund is another of the state’s effort towards retaining human talent within the state and Malaysia.

    The setting up of the fund was recently approved by the state executive councillor.