Sunday, March 8, 2009

Raymond Tan, the Running Dog!

Tan, a former deputy president of SAPP,protected and favoured by Yong, SAPP president, became a running dog because of his own selfish and personal benefits of the lucrative deputy chief minister of Sabah, a post he could not even have dreamt of or achieve without SAPP and Datuk Yong's support and recommendation.

An ungrateful servant and treacherous dog, Tan prefers to sell his soul and betray SAPP and the people of Sabah.

Being partyless, now he is desperately trying to pull SAPP members away to join him in order to achieve his greed, money and power.

32 comments:

  1. Dog he is, looks like it!

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  2. People should throw him rotten eggs whenever they see him publicly.

    What a disgraceful bastard.

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  3. What type of dog he is? Chiwawa or bulldog?

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  4. 陈树杰单枪匹马能做什么?他应该看看民政党的许子根,联合党的陈康南和马华的翁世杰,他们能为华社带来些什么实质利益?他们已经当权不当家四五十年了,华教还需等到选举时才会分到一些糖果,在民联执政的州属,差不多一年内就看出不同结果。他只有两个选择:参加国阵内的蚊子型华基政党,或是参加民联内的华基政党。

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  5. Benny Quack is no different from Rambutan...These people are XXXXX

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  6. Dragon Heart on TVMarch 9, 2009 at 3:40 PM

    SAPP,
    Already a year merely show us something similarly and condemn other demerit yourself more!
    No different than a fool to judge other as you point out your finger.
    Here is your role and responsibility to join them for Sabah people!

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  7. Raymond mempunyai hak untuk menentukan kedudukan politiknya sendiri.
    Walaupun beliau tahu & sedar bahawa peluang untuk beliau menang pada PR13 akan datang amat tipis tapi bagi KR itu bukan antara asas utama yang beliau fikirkan.
    Seperti mana rata-rata rakyat M'sia di Sabah sedia maklum. Raymond mengambil tindakan untuk tinggalkan SAPP memang jelas adalah kerana $$$.
    Beliau merasakan bahawa tindakan SAPP untuk keluar dari BN terlalu awal.
    Mengikut sumber dalaman, Raymond ingin mengaut sebanyak yg boleh dalam masa 4 tahun ini kerana beliau memegang jawatan Tim KM dan protfolio penting dalam kerajaan negeri Sabah dan kini amat rapat dengan bakal PM Malaysia.
    Walau bagaimanpun, Presiden & AMT SAPP harus bertanggungjawab kerana salah percaya terhadap pilihan yang bergelar "Running Dog".

    ketuananrakyat.blogspot.com

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  8. Human greed and lust are strong temptations that can push one to betray and against one's principle, if any.

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  9. Kalo tiada susu, apalagi ada untuk kenyangkan perut? Bukan sebab tak boleh....tapi fikirlah jika kamu dah kenyang tetapi kami juga yang lapar!

    "A little bird says so...."
    多年来。。。。。。。。
    无功劳也流了不少汗水吧!

    何必处处指责与压迫,此风度不敢恭维。
    人各有志,非好领袖的作为,深思吧!

    如把"哺奶"的要务搁下,那能高调呼喊事事为众而为。
    如非无理的嫁祸,何必厌言多多呢?

    回想。。。。冥思一下,以往领袖背后的他吧!
    能否归功于你一人之功?

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  10. This dog has any difference from PBS'dog ?

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  11. Apalah kamurang SAPP ini, biarkanlah si Rogon Tan ini bikin apa saja yang dia mau buat, inikan dasar demokrasi. Bagi saya Sapp tak perlu hiraukan sangat dengan si Rogon Tan ini, dia tiada pengaruh lansung. Apa yang perlu Sapp buat ialah perlu buktikan kepada rakyat Sabah bahawa Sapp betul betul memperjuangkan hak hak kita. Perkara remeh temeh macam ini tak perlulah di bincangkan disini BUANG KITA PUNYA MASA SAJA. SAPP juga perlu membersihkan diri sendiri mengenai soal soal politik yang terdahulu seperti Penglibatan Sapp dalam soal UNDI HANTU (Tolong jangan Nafikan -keterangan Mahkamah sewaktu kes YTL dulu membuktikannya). Pengundi Hantu ini akan memakan sendiri Tuannya yang terdahulu. Saya berharap SAPP dapat memperjuangkan hak kita dengan mengenepikan kepentingan Parti dan diri sendiri demi rakyat dan Negeri kita Sabah yang tercinta.

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  12. Ramos Tan is a running dog, correct. But Penny Quek is definitely a greedy and ungrateful snake. For years he pretend to lead Sapp members is trainning, seminar and social activities. Now we know his motive, to lick his U M No ass and get paid like Jim Wong, the jackal.

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  13. Sabah CM says federal government cares
    KOTA KINABALU, March 10 — The mini budget unveiled by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, is all encompassing with the ability to help the nation weather the current global economic crisis, said Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman.
    He said it was a budget that would generate greater economic opportunities for the people and investors while stimulating growth in various socio-economic sectors.

    “It is a budget that takes into account the welfare of the people, namely through poverty eradications programmes.

    “We are happy and thankful to the Deputy Prime Minister for the various allocations given to Sabah. It shows that the government understands and is responsive to Sabah’s needs,” he said in a statement here today.

    Musa, who is also State Finance Minister said, allocations for the development and upgrading of infrastructure such as roads, bridges, schools, hospitals and electricity supply was timely.

    “The funds provided for such infrastructure projects are much needed in Sabah.The state is still largely made up of rural areas and therefore needs more infrastructure and basic utilities,” he said.

    He also welcomed the announcement on Permanent Residence status given to foreigners who invested US$2 million or more under the “Malaysia My Second Home” programme. — Bernama

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    what 2 million USD?
    written by david, March 10, 2009
    Indonesians got no USD 2 million but only few criminal records yet able to get the PR, but professionals n foreigners need this 2 mill to become a PR? Wei, u think Malaysia is full of gold ar? Malaysia is full of scandals and laughing stock got lar. If i were the foreigners? i wont even pay a penny to come visit Malaysia....Stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid yet sick sick sick sick sick.
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    ...
    written by urangsabah, March 10, 2009
    Buss Musang ada basa ini sirita kah

    A repro from http://www.themalaysianinsider...ned-by-kl-

    BN's Sabah MPs complain, again, about being sidelined by KL
    By Adib Zalkapli
    KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 10 – Sabah lawmakers today spoke up against the government, claiming that the state has yet to benefit from the various development funds promised since last year.

    Kalabakan MP Datuk Abdul Ghapur Salleh told Parliament that the state continues to be sidelined despite promises made since last year.

    “The RM1 billion announced by PM still cannot be seen. We talk about independence and equality with Sabah and Sarawak. Johor has everything. We are embarrassed,” said Abdul Gapur.

    “I already know the answers, everything is just lip service,” said Abdul Gapur.

    Soon after the general election last year, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi announced a special allocation of RM1 billion for Sabah and the move was seen as a preemptive measure to prevent Sabah's Barisan Nasional (BN) MPs from defecting to Pakatan Rakyat.

    Another Sabah lawmaker, Datuk Bung Mokhtar Radin asked SK Devamany, a deputy minister in the prime minister's department, to tell Parliament when basic infrastructure in the state would be completed.

    “They have not solved the basic problems, clean water, electricity, when will the EPU (Economic Planning Unit) solve these problems,” said the Kinabatangan MP.

    Sama ini lagi

    A repro from http://www1.malaysiakini.com/news/99837

    #BF0000.

    Musang, gravel road for $536 million highway......wah Sabah mimang ada kalas, sia ingat 1st in the world $536 milion woth of Highway.....Gravel all the way......

    UMNO Be End present for Sabahan.............

    Sia ingat mata kau suda kabur.........no more intouch with Sabahan....

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  14. Posted by Malaysia Today admin
    Tuesday, 10 March 2009 07:43

    After an absence of some months, Deep Throat Sabah returns with an expose on Datuk Dr Maximus Johnity Ongkili, the Deputy President of Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS). The public Ongkili and the private Ongkili are two different people. The image Ongkili maintains in Sabah and what he is really like outside Sabah would shock even the most liberal of Sabahans.

    SPECIAL REPORT

    Deep Throat Sabah

    What is the difference between half the politicians in Malaysia and Dr Chua Soi Lek? Dr Chua got caught doing it whereas the others are still doing it but have not been caught yet.

    The mandatory qualifications to be a politician in Malaysia seems to be the ability to ampu, to be able to karaoke, to be corrupted to the core, to be dysfunctional -- especially between the brain and the mouth -- and finally, the most important one, to be able to womanise.

    Half the detractors of Dr Chua Soi Lek, who were braying for his blood, were doing the same thing but without getting caught. At least the good doctor, besides putting on a good show, had the gumption to admit to his misdeeds. His detractors have been nothing but hypocritical.

    Take the example of another of our morally upright politicians, Datuk Dr Maximus Johnity Ongkili. Datuk Dr Maximus portrays an image of a morally upright, church-going, incorruptible, rakyat-caring politician. Nothing is further from the truth. Every single trait described is anything but that.

    Dr Maximus is married to Datin Joan Maluda and they have two children, a girl who is currently studying in Melbourne, Australia, and an adopted son, who lives in Kota Kinabalu. The public persona of Dr Maximus is that of a committed Christian, who attends the Calvary Church without fail and raises monies for the cause. That was many years ago. Now, Dr Maximus pretends he is busy with his Ministerial work and the PBS party.

    The truth is the Minister would rather play golf or spend time with his lovely mistress, Betsy Steven Elfa Emoi, who lives in Tuaran, Kota Kinabalu. Datin Joan Maluda is bed-ridden due to an acute case of arthritis and is not very mobile. This serves the love rat very well and he spends as much time as possible with his mistress.

    The Minister normally introduces his mistress to his circle of friends as his cousin. A selected few, however, know the truth. Though she is just a ‘cousin’, the Minister pays for all her expenses including her home, her living expense, her various shopping sprees and for her vehicles such as the one with registration number SK7853. The number plate represents her and his year of birth respectively -- ’78 and ’53.

    For some strange reason, the Minister has also seen fit to abuse the ministerial perks of the MOSTI agency vehicles and drivers for the personal errands of this so-called cousin.

    On the 16th February 2009, when the Minister hosted the CEOs of the various agencies at the Seafood Garden restaurant in Kota Kinabalu, the cousin and a friend turned up. The Menteri is so arrogant that he deems it appropriate to bring his concubine for a free expensive meal at the expense of MOSTI. This is not the first time and neither will it be the last.

    Being the Minister in charge of MOSTI provides him with ample avenue to jet off frequently on his many overseas trips. The mistress follows, quietly accompanied by another girlfriend and his trusted crony, who not only pays for her trip but for the Minister’s other expenses as well.

    Two such overseas sexual escapades were in Perth from the 4th to the 7th April 2008 and to Jakarta from the 18th to the 23rd July 2008.

    In Perth, the cousin stayed in the same hotel as the Menteri did, which is at the 5-Star Sheraton on Adelaide Terrace. Obviously, she stayed in a separate room, paid for by his crony, while the Minister stayed in the Executive suite. After the hectic day of sight-seeing and other useful educational activities, such as time at the Burswood Casino, the Minister retires early for the evening, citing fatigue.

    But for some strange reason the ‘cousin’ also mysteriously ‘disappears’. And this is the same pattern over the course of the next few days. Every time the Minister goes missing, so does the cousin. No prize for guessing whom the Menteri is spending ‘quality time’ with. It’s a sexual escapade with the ‘cousin’.

    While in Jakarta, the ‘cousin’ stayed at the same hotel as the Menteri, the 6-Star Mulia Senayan.

    Again, the modus operandi is the same. The ‘cousin’ takes the same flight or the next flight and always brings another lady friend and is accompanied by a Matchai of the Menteri -- so that it looks like a harmless group of friends. As in Perth the cousin/concubine usually stays in a separate room and then slowly slips into the Minister’s room for yet another stress-free sexual escapade.

    In the morning, the ‘cousin’ goes shopping while the Menteri pretends to work or plays golf or witnesses some MOU signing ceremony or something similar.

    The Menteri is extra-cautious in concealing his extramarital activities. His ‘cousin’ is but just one of his secret liaisons. He has other ‘branch operations’ in Miri, Tawau and Kuala Lumpur.

    His constituents, not being very globalised or exposed, are very simple-minded staunch Christians who expect the same of their leader. They will kick his ass if his other, real side is exposed.

    Judging from the high moral standards adopted by the BN leaders, should not Maximus do the honourable thing and resign? Fat hopes! This is a man devoid of any shred of moral fibre and the most likely response will be an adamant denial.

    Then there will be the predictable legal notice and counter-name calling instead of explaining his liaisons with the cousin/concubine!

    Part 1 - Ongkili: Pemimpin Yang Berjiwa Rakyat, Prihatin dan Berwibawa (http://mt.m2day.org/2008/content/view/18983/84/)

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  15. Watch YouTube on Benny's U-turn decision.
    Click here

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  16. REMEMBER PEOPLE. RAYMOND TAN AND OTHER RUNNING DOGS OF BN=UMNO SHOULD BE ELIMINATED AT ALL ELECTONS. DONT EVER BE FOOLED BY BN=UMNO AGAIN. LATELY DID YOU NOTICE SOMETHING CONTRADICTORY IN PENINSULAR MALAYSIA. ON THE ONE HAND, THE FEDERAL GOVY LED BY NAJIS IS TRYING TO GET BACK SUPPORT BY TRYING TO BE PEOPLE FRIENDLY AND SAYING THINGS LIKE WE ARE FOR ALL MALAYSIANS AND WE DO LISTEN TO THE WISH OF THE PEOPLE. BUT ON THE OTHER HAND, THEY CANT EVEN LISTEN TO PERAKIANS WHO DEMANDED FOR A FRESH STATE ELECTION TO CHOOSE THEIR OWN GOVT. THIS IS HYPROCRISY AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL.

    HIDUP SAPP. HIDUP ANWAR. HIDUP PAKATAN RAKYAT

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  17. I HOPE PERAKIANS WILL LAUNCHED A PERAK STATE WIDE SIGNATURE CAMPAIGN TO DEMAND FOR A FRESH STATE ELECTION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. WITH 50+% OF PERAK VOTERS SIGNING AND DEMANDING FOR A FRESH ELECTION, THE SULTAN OF PERAK WILL HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO DISSOLVE THE STATE ASSEMBLY PAVING THE WAY FOR A STATE ELECTION. THIS IS CALLED PEOPLES POWER WITHOUT BRUTE FORCE AS PRACTICE BY OUR POLICE FORCE CONTROLLED BY BN=UMNO.

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  18. This Raymond, running dog to umno got a face that nobody likes. His face reflects bad feng shui

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  19. Greetings my dear friends.

    Today,I'm not going to comment about Raymond Tan,because there's nothing to comment.Whatever that has been said about him has already been said.

    The matter had hand,that I wish to humbly request is to obtain your support in the signature campaign that I've initiated.This campaign has been in the news,which is appealing to the Prime Minister of Malaysia to lift the ban on the usage of the word "Allah"in Christian Publications.

    Your assistance and support will make the difference.Please log on www.PetitionOnline.com/sabahan/petition.html

    Cheers.

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  20. My friend Ron,
    Find more truth in the Wisdom Of Word:"If tribesmen or any who against other or gentiles from calling my name,they will diminish from the world one day!"

    Let judgement not be done by us but up there. People cannot simply take away 'word' from our heart by their ill intention is the end to their good propagation,right!

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  21. After so many years knowing Penny Quake through activities in Luyang, I thought he was a religious man. My family attended his children's weddings with pride beacuse Penny was so well respected in the mass and community. During the dinners, Penny always starts with beautiful prayers talking about faith, truth and thanks. Now after watching the so called " I resign as PKR tomorrow'video, I realise what Penny meant when he says " Beware, there are amongst you who dress in lamb's skin" Yes, Penny the wolf, dressed in lamb's clothes, lying as a traitor among our Foh Sang community, waiting to betray us and join to kiss the dirty feet of his Um No master. For such deed, Penny, I tell you, your punishment wiii not come from man, but from the All Mighty Himself. May your soul be filled with shame and guilt.

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  22. benny quek quak quak...March 18, 2009 at 1:49 PM

    relek la sup ayam panas panas!

    Maki hamun c ramon tan sini,buat apa?kalo berani betul,siar dlm akhbar la.kasi front page lg ka.then people br tau siapa yg ANJING,c ramon tan @ kamu yg tukar jd SUP ANJING POTONG POTONG!

    Makin hari,makin t'serlah TOPENG parti kamu! & people can see what kind of party that kamurang BANGGA2KAN ni!


    Hidup ah tan...
    Mati yong SUCK li...
    Liwat Gay Anwar....

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  23. wahhh.....ini pati Sup Ayam Pait Panas sula ketandusan idea lo....lue olang titak ata kilija mau buat meh?????bilinti buat plopaganda ma....sikalang waktu luntuk kita sama - sama pikil mcmana mau kasi sinang lakyat ma...lakyat sula unti lue punya pati(biarpun sipatutnya lakyat unti BN yg sebututnya)jd lue olang sipatutnya buat kerja lo.....kalau butut2 mau jd pimbangkang,lue kasi buang itu simua kelusi la,balu tanding balik...tengok lue punya pati ala olang mau unti atau titak!!!!balu lue buley sumbung - sumbung cakap mcm2 dlm lue punya blug lo.....

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  24. ANTI benny quek quak quakMarch 19, 2009 at 5:50 PM

    benny quek quak quak... said...
    relek la sup ayam panas panas!

    Maki hamun c ramon tan sini,buat apa?kalo berani betul,siar dlm akhbar la.kasi front page lg ka.then people br tau siapa yg ANJING,c ramon tan @ kamu yg tukar jd SUP ANJING POTONG POTONG!

    Makin hari,makin t'serlah TOPENG parti kamu! & people can see what kind of party that kamurang BANGGA2KAN ni!


    Hidup ah tan...
    Mati yong SUCK li...
    Liwat Gay Anwar....

    March 18, 2009 1:49 PM

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    INI ORANG YANG CAKAP TIDAK PANDAI PAKAI OTAK.. SAYANG SAJA ITU OTAK KENA BAGI...
    RAYMOND TAN KIASU SUPPORTER AH!!!
    BERAPA BANYAK DUIT U ANGKUT SUDAH, PROJEK BESAR-BESAR BERAPA DAPAT SUDAH...
    AIYA!! SUDAH JADI MACAM KERBAU SUDAH OH... IKAT HIDUNG, IKUT SAJA...
    BAGUS LAH, LAMA-LAMA KIPAS ITU PANTAT TAN KIASU AH...
    NANTI BOLEH DAPAT BANYAK PROJEK LAGI....
    KASIH MAKAN ANAK BINI... NGAM MAH... OHHH...

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  25. Anonymous said...
    wahhh.....ini pati Sup Ayam Pait Panas sula ketandusan idea lo....lue olang titak ata kilija mau buat meh?????bilinti buat plopaganda ma....sikalang waktu luntuk kita sama - sama pikil mcmana mau kasi sinang lakyat ma...lakyat sula unti lue punya pati(biarpun sipatutnya lakyat unti BN yg sebututnya)jd lue olang sipatutnya buat kerja lo.....kalau butut2 mau jd pimbangkang,lue kasi buang itu simua kelusi la,balu tanding balik...tengok lue punya pati ala olang mau unti atau titak!!!!balu lue buley sumbung - sumbung cakap mcm2 dlm lue punya blug lo.....

    March 19, 2009 12:01 PM

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    AIYA APEK AH!!!
    KALAU U PUNYA BAHASA TIDAK NGAM..
    JANGAN BISING SINI LORRR... BIKIN MALU ORG CINA SAJA... NASIB LU PUNYA COMMENT KENA SIAR SINI BLOG OHHHH... SAYA SEBAGAI ORANG CINA PUN MALU BILA TENGOK U PUNYA COMMENT...
    MACAM MANA MAU MAJU KALAU U SENDIRI PUN TIDAK PANDAI SUSUN AYAT...
    U TAU MEH ITU SAPP TIDAK BUAT KERJA...
    HAIYA!! KALAU RAYMOND TAN KIASU SUPPORTER MEMANG SELALU CAKAP MACAM INI... OHHHH....
    SAYA PUN MACAM U MAH... RAKYAT JUGA..
    SENDIRI MAU INGAT LAH BOSSS....

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  26. Anonymous said...
    After so many years knowing Penny Quake through activities in Luyang, I thought he was a religious man. My family attended his children's weddings with pride beacuse Penny was so well respected in the mass and community. During the dinners, Penny always starts with beautiful prayers talking about faith, truth and thanks. Now after watching the so called " I resign as PKR tomorrow'video, I realise what Penny meant when he says " Beware, there are amongst you who dress in lamb's skin" Yes, Penny the wolf, dressed in lamb's clothes, lying as a traitor among our Foh Sang community, waiting to betray us and join to kiss the dirty feet of his Um No master. For such deed, Penny, I tell you, your punishment wiii not come from man, but from the All Mighty Himself. May your soul be filled with shame and guilt.

    March 15, 2009 3:57 PM

    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    Well... wat can we say...
    orang kata "RAMBUT SAMA HITAM, HATI LAIN-LAIN"

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  27. Don't face to face to me, raymond, I may be charged for assault, to your bondan face.....

    Btw, how much does a slap in the face cost? Under what charge?

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  28. Don't face to face to me, raymond, I may be charged for assault, to your bondan face.....

    Btw, how much does a slap in the face cost? Under what charge?

    March 24, 2009 3:04 AM


    jgn jual tambirang sini la,kalo berani...buat dulu baru post cini!!!ayam mati!!!!

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  29. Anonymous said...
    Don't face to face to me, raymond, I may be charged for assault, to your bondan face.....

    Btw, how much does a slap in the face cost? Under what charge?

    March 24, 2009 3:04 AM


    jgn jual tambirang sini la,kalo berani...buat dulu baru post cini!!!ayam mati!!!!

    March 25, 2009 4:45 PM

    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    Haiya, memang bikin malu orang sendiri saja ohhhh...
    lu orang gaduh sini buat apa.. sini BLOG lah.. apa mau gaduh-gaduh...
    kita di sini mau komen sama-sama. mau itu wakil-wakil rakyat fikir, bagaimana mau kasih maju ini sabah, mau kasih senang rakyat... kau orang ingat, kita suka-suka komen ah... haiya, bikin dosa saja oh..
    bikin apa buang masa gaduh sini, bikin semak saja ini blog..

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  30. COME, JOIN THE DOGS!

    Sabah’s Deputy CM Hopes To Form A New Political Party Before Year-end

    KOTA KINABALU, — Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Raymond Tan Shu Kiah hopes to form a new political party before the end of the year to carry on his struggle in Barisan Nasional (BN).

    However, forming a new party was only one of his options and he needed time to make a decison, he told a news conference here today.

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  31. He had his position, perks and all other goodies confirmet befor he FROGT out of SAPP!!!! Wihtout this he would never have FROGed out! It is all about money and position. New party? Only because he can not become a UMNO member since he is not "one of them". Hope he will lose everything soon! Najib will keep no frogs. He needs Yes-men to get his 2/3 majority in parlement to change the constitution. No more EGs or any other election and IF I would be a meber of a royal household I would not have good nights anymore. Why? Because UMNO will "take care" of them soon! No need for them anymore since UMNO can run the country alone. Perak Sultan und King did not go by protocol and law, so when all the royals, rulers and sultans are out of the aquation, more money for others. Najib has arrived!

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  32. No where to got! Wrong move!


    Published: Tuesday May 5, 2009 MYT 10:29:00 AM
    Updated: Tuesday May 5, 2009 MYT 12:26:03 PM
    Sabah Deputy CM Raymond to join Gerakan (Update 3)
    By MUGUNTAN VANAR and RUBEN SARIO


    KOTA KINABALU: After nearly nine months in the political wilderness, partyless Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Raymond Tan is set to join low-profile Gerakan, which has never contested in the state.

    Tan, the state Infrastructure Development Minister, and Elopura assemblyman Au Kam Wah -- who is also set to join the Barisan Nasional component party -- will give Gerakan two seats in the 60-member state legislative assembly.

    “This is a correct decision. Gerakan is a safe house. I will be submitting my application forms at an appropriate time,” he said after Gerakan president Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon announced that the former Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) deputy president and Au would be joining the party.

    Tan’s move came amid pressure from some Sabah Barisan component parties for him to quit his Cabinet position, with Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) president Datuk V.K. Liew even saying that it was unethical for him to remain without being a member of any party in the state coalition.

    Tan, Au and a group of supporters had rebelled against SAPP president Datuk Yong Teck Lee’s move to pull out from Barisan on Sept 17 last year.

    He had first said he planned to form a new party with other breakaway members of SAPP who disagreed with the decision to leave the ruling coalition.

    However it could not be immediately ascertained if Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman will retain him as Deputy Chief Minister to represent the Chinese community in the Cabinet,

    The question comes amid speculation that Tan may be retained in the Infrastructure portfolio but that the deputy chief minister post may go to another component party including the LDP and Parti Bersatu Sabah.

    Koh told reporters here Tuesday that Tan had the blessings of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Musa for him to join Gerakan.

    “We welcome Tan and Au. We will announce their positions in the party soon,” he added.

    Gerakan spread its wings to Sabah in 1996 when the then LDP vice-president Datuk Kong Hong Ming quit the party following a leadership tussle. Kong failed to retain his Cabinet position as Social Services Minister and became a government bacbencher.

    Kong subsequently abstained from supporting several government bills in the Assembly and quit Gerakan; the party had since maintained a low political profile in the state.

    With Tan’s latest move, the 57 Sabah Barisan elected representatives in the state comprise 32 from Umno, 12 from PBS, six from Upko, three from LDP, two from Gerakan and one each from MCA and PBRS.

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