Friday, September 21, 2012
Musa's ignorance of what nation building means
Commenting Musa statement in conjunction of the Malaysia Day, Sept 16 "Contribute to nation building", before talking about nation building, perhaps Musa should review what is his proven track since the past 9 years in office as a CM on what is the consequences of nation building that impacting Sabah for the past 49 years with Malaysia? Musa, is completely know nothing about what is nation building by all means. Musa should stop telling lies and start repenting himself.
Sabah has already come to it's 49 years of independence and today we also celebrating the 49 years of formation of the federation of Malaysia inbetween four countries of North Borneo Sabah, Sarawak, Singapore and Malaya by signing the Malaysia Agreement 1963 witnessed by the British.
In 1965, Singapore was expelled from the federation of Malaysia and become fully independent. Today, Singapore has become the richest country in South East Asia and the 6th richest country in Asia while Sabah in the name of nationhood building, has become the poorest state in Malaysia with major problems as listed below;
1. We have to tolerate 37 years of regressive educational system and we have to sacrifice 3 generations of global competitiveness in the name of nationhood. Yet, racial and religious polarization in Malaysia today is worst than the early days of independence.
2. After 49 years of centralized economic and financial mismanagement, the national debt totaled RM490 billion. Debt created to develop Malaya which Sabah and Sarawak now must share to pay.
3. For the interest of nationhood and protecting the national shipping industry - Cabotage Policy was introduced in 1980. Sabah has to suffer 32 years of discrimination and disenfranchisement, as the result Sabah having the highest cost of living in Malaysia.
4. After 49 years with Malaysia, Sabah has the worst health systems and the highest incidence of vector diseases such as TB & Malaria, in addition to;
a) Sabah is suffering from insufficient specialist doctors and nurses,
b) Sabah has insufficient medical facilities and infrastructure,
c) Sabah has the highest mortality 13 per 1000 live births compared to 8.1 for the nation.
5. After 14 years Tenaga National Berhad (TNB) taking over power generation and distribution in Sabah, Sabah still suffer the highest interruption (2,600 mins) of electricity supply in Malaysia compared to the lowest interruption (33 mins) in Malaya, as the result Sabah is not allowed to industrialized and encourage investments opportunities.
6. Sabah is the main producer of Palm Oil and Petroleum in Malaysia, yet Sabah also has the highest incident of poverty in the country and insufficient basic needs;
a) Sabah and Sarawak has only 9,000 km of sealed road compared to 31,400 km in Malaya.
b) Sabah has insufficient clean water supply only 34% coverage compared to 95% coverage in Malaya.
c) Sabah has the lowest coverage of electricity supply, 49% without electricity compared to 0.5% without electricity in Malaya.
7. Despite expensive national spending on security the large presence of illegal immigrants are evidence the borders are porous and unsecured.
8. We have lost our political autonomy through the presence of centralized Malaya based political parties, in particular BN /Umno and PR.
9. We have lost control over immigration into our states and have been denied our role in citizenship and national registration matters. Now even illegal immigrants from neighbouring countries are favoured over our native population who are systematically diluted, disenfranchised and marginalized.
10. In 2011 budget which totaled RM109 billion. Sabah and Sarawak was only allocated RM9.75 billion This means each of the Borneo states (Sabah & Sarawak) was allocated less than 5% of the national budget. Yet Sabah and Sarawak contributed to more than 71% of national income. In 2012, Sabah hardly gets anything.
Musa seemed trying to insult the people wisdom by assuming they don't know what is the present political scenario happened in Sabah. Therefore I want to ask Musa what nation building is he talking about?
And for these reasons as well, Parti Maju Sabah (SAPP) want to reinstate the original terms of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 in order to claim back the status and rights of the Sabahan in Malaysia.
Thus, I urge all Sabahan to rise and teach the BN/ Umno on how to respect Sabah and it's people. 49 years is too long. No more vote for BN/ Umno.
Reject and replace all the political garbage "Wakil rakyat" with new, highly educated and clean politicians.
Last but not least, I'm also inviting the Sabahan to support Parti Maju Sabah (SAPP), the one and only Sabah local opposition party together to reinstate the original terms of Malaysia Agreement 1963 and claim the autonomy. SAPP boleh, SABAH boleh.
* Writer profiles'' : Joseph Lakai is a first murut test pilot and an engineer. He is also a member of (PIPPA) and vice chairman of Progressive Institute of Public Policy Analysis (PIPPA) and a vice chairman of Parti Maju Sabah (SAPP), N-34 Liawan CLC.
Posted by JOE at 6:50 PM