Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Fed govt is worse than the 'Ah Long'

 The Federal government should first rectify the many imbalances that are currently still plaguing Sabah including higher prices of goods as compared to Peninsular Malaysia, before even thinking of introducing the goods and services tax (GST).

This was coupled with the fact that Sabah is currently the poorest state in the country still, with lowest per-capita income.

Expressing this was SAPP Secretary-general, Datuk Richard Yong We Kong while commenting on the Federal government's plan to introduce the GST, which bill will be tabled in Parliament on Dec 15.

"Despite being the poorest state in the country with lowest per-capita income, Sabahans are also paying more for almost all goods and services, between 10 to 40 per cent, from baby diapers to medicines, from rice flour to cement and many more," he pointed out, adding that this has inevitably contributed to a high cost of living.

Besides this, the state is also known for its poor infrastructures and unreliable amenities including water and power supply, which thus contributed to a high-cost of doing business.

And what was even more outrageous was the Federal government even made use of the tax collected from oil palm planters in the state under the Cooking Oil Subsidy Scheme (COSS) to subsidize consumers in Peninsular Malaysia. But nothing has been done to subsidize the high cost of living, transportation cost and the shipping cost burdening Sabah people.


  1. The interesting question to ponder upon as well is,who were the state leaders that allowed Sabah to be the poorest state in Malaysia?There is no denying that past and present leaders of the state were in cahoots with Federal Leaders.

  2. Sabah is ONLY a fixed deposit! ONLY! Nothing else and this will be the way West-Malaysia and UMNO will treat Sabah, as long Sabahans vote for them and do not start convincing the illegal MyCard holders to do otherwise! Sabahans have only one choice and that's is getting out of the fereration and stand on their own feet! As long we have ppl from West Malasyia running OUR government, nothing and I mean nothing will change! Sabahans have first to change their own attitude! Every one who can vote has to be registered and has to vote! Go out and convince this "MyCard holders" from the Phil. and Indo. that they will NOT lose this MyCard if they vote for PR or SAPP! Start working now and do NOT wait, what is the thing most Sabahans like to do! Wait for SOMEONE to come along and change for the betterment of Sabahans will not come! Only the Sabahans can change the future for Sabah AND FUTURE GENERATIONS!! There is no Knight in a shining armor waiting to do YOUR JOB! Wake up, stand up! This is your country and the future of your kids is at stake! Don't disappoint them! YOU have given far to many votes to a government who does not care about you and your kids will ask you one day WHY! Not only once votet them in, NO OVER AND OVER AGAIN! How long will it take that YOU wake up? This are the questions YOU will have to answer to YOUR kids! I know, you will not like their Question, but it is their RIGHT to ask them! YOU had a chance to change it and WHY did you not do it? We suffer since generations and you still want to wait? What for? Can you answer them? With a pure heart? and a clear mind?

  3. More than that my friend.
    If you check the % of earned return interest from EPF compare to their nasty in-out investment. By using rakyat money in such investment are we really being made a fool or robbed of our saving then!
    What standard of living or security charter for rakyat Malaysia in future?
    Who's checking them who are civil servant but act bossy?


  4. You belong to a racist party: Dr M to Nazri

    Mahathir Mohamad, who helmed Umno for 22 years, has lambasted Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz for being a member of that racist party.

    The former premier is peeved with Nazri for describing the 84-year-old politician as a racist over his stand with regards to the National Civics Bureau (BTN) issue.

    Among others, the minister had accused Mahathir of singing a different tune when in power, and now after his retirement.

    "You must remember that during his time when he was the prime minister, he was talking about how we must all think as Malaysians... now that he's not (the) prime minister, you read his blog, it's bloody racist," he had said.

    When prodded for a response at a function this afternoon, Mahathir, who is still an Umno member, fired: "I must be a racist if Nazri says I am racist. Don't ever say that I am not. He knows everything. He belongs to a party which is racist... which is Umno."

    "Umno is a party perkauman and is meant only for Malays and nobody (else) can join. So he (Nazri) is in a racist party but says he is against racism. So he should resign from the party," he added.

    Despite an ongoing furore that the BTN training modules promoted a racist agenda, Mahathir had said on Sunday that the bureau's curriculum had helped foster unity as the courses were attended by Malaysians of all races.

    'That is the most stupidest statement'

    In an immediate reaction, Nazri was far from apologetic for having trampled on the octogenarian's toes.

    "That is the most stupidest statement that I have heard in my life," he told reporters in Parliament. "It only confirms what I said was right."

  5. how come a rise in electricity cost and the oil price went down more then 50%???? Where a the costs coming from?

  6. Can we have something like this from our leaders? I don't think so!

    Statue of young Obama unveiled in Jakarta
    unveiled on Thursday in Central Jakarta, the neighborhood where the US president spent part of his childhood. The statue has been erected at a corner of a playground at Taman Menteng Park, previously an athletic field near Obama's former school.

    The construction of the statue was initiated by a group called Friends of Obama, a non-government organization.

    Ron Mullers, the group's chairman said the unveiling of the statue was not a political event but purely inspirational.

    "That is why it (the statue) is not Obama as a president, but as a child instead, so this can be an inspiration for Indonesian children," Mullers said.

    Scores of students from the nearby Menteng 1 Elementery School were among a crowd of 500 who applauded as Jakarta Mayor Sylviana Murni unveiled the almost life-sized statue of 10-year-old Obama smiling at a butterfly that landed on his upheld left thumb.

    At that age Obama studied in an elementary school in the neighborhood, where he lived with his mother, Ann Dunham, who married an Indonesian.

    Barack Obama stayed in Jakarta neighborhood from 1967 to 1971, before he returned to his birthplace in Hawaii.

    The process of designing the statue and selecting a suitable location began more than a year ago, while the molding took three months. The 110-centimetre-statue cost more than 100 million rupiah (10,600 dollars.

    Sylviana said her administration was not involved in the funding, and that the costs were met by local donors.

    Obama is scheduled to visit Jakarta some time next year.

  7. RM50m jet engine stolen from RMAF base


    Alang Bendahara

    KUALA LUMPUR: A missing Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) jet fighter engine worth RM50 million is believed to have been sold to a black market buyer in Europe.

    The General Electric J85-21A afterburner turbojet engine which served as a powerplant for the single-seater F-5E Tiger 11 and RF-5E Tigereye, went missing from the RMAF airbase in Sungai Besi here late last year during a routine maintenance service.

    Both the armed forces and police confirmed the case when contacted by the New Straits Times yesterday.

    Federal Commercial Criminal Investigation Department deputy director I Datuk Nooryah Mat Anvar said a joint investigation by the armed forces and police have uncovered the involvement of four locals. Police had questioned all of them.

    “The four included the engine buyer, the seller and Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) personnel who assisted in stealing it,” said Nooryah.

    Police have submitted their investigation papers on the case to the Attorney-General’s Chambers for further action.

    Nooryah said the armed forces had filed a police report in January.

    “In the course of our investigation, we worked closely with the armed forces
    and RMAF. Many RMAF personnel as well as members of the public were questioned,” she said.

    Armed Forces chief Gen Tan Sri Azizan Ariffin said they had turned to the police after their own investigation into the stolen jet engine revealed the involvement of civilians.

    Azizan, speaking to the New Straits Times after attending the national-level Maal Hijrah celebration at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre
    yesterday, said RMAF documents showed that the jet engine should have been stored at the warehouse at the RMAF Sg Besi air base.

    Also missing was the jet engine maintenance and service record.

    It was learnt that no buyer would take possession of the jet engine without the maintenance and service documents.