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Senarai calon SWP

In Pilihan Raya Umum, Politik, Sarawak on April 18, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Berikut ialah senarai calon Parti Pekerja Sarawak (SWP) pada Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13 seperti diumumkan oleh Presidennya, Larry Sng.

Mereka meletakkan enam calon untuk menentang Barisan Nasional (BN) di enam kawasan Parlimen yang diwakili Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS).
Calon-calon tersebut ialah:-

1) Parlimen Lubok Antu (Larry Sng)
2) Parlimen Sri Aman (Wilfred Landong)
3) Parlimen Hulu Rajang (George Lagong)
4) Parlimen Kanowit (Ellison Ludan)
5) Parlimen Selangau (Datuk Sng Chee Hua)
6) Parlimen Julau (Wong Judat)

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No racial clash in Lawas.

In Sarawak, Sosial on September 26, 2012 at 2:15 pm

(From YB Baru Bian facebook)

Update from Lawas. (26th September 2012)

The protest organised by the Lawas community yesterday went successfully without any incident. They March to the Police station to submit a memorandum demanding Justice for the brutally murdered victim, the late Edwin Singa Pelipus. There was no riots in Lawas as was alleged by some. The Police Chief of Lawas thanked the organiser for the peaceful event and promise to look into their grouses. Among the content of memorandum are

1. Request the police to investigate this brutal case swiftly without prejudice. (The group responsible for the murder have several criminal cases connected to them but no charge was ever brought against them until now. There is allegation that this group have ‘protection’ from higher up).

2. Rid Lawas of the drug menace (Syabu). ( Its seems that the suspect were high on drug while committing the murder)

3. They want to stress that the protest is about demanding for justice and has nothing to do with race or religion. ( Among the 13 suspect under police remand now is an Iban youth and a Lun Bawang youth.)

We urge the public not to listen to rumors of racial clashes in Lawas. Lawas town is back to normal today and we urge everyone to remain calm and do not listen to rumors or spread rumors about racial clashes happening in Lawas.

All the Lawas community wants is Peace and Harmony.

Naik taraf Lapangan Terbang Sibu – satu mercu pembangunan berterusan.

In Pelancongan, Pembangunan, Sarawak, Uncategorized on September 21, 2012 at 9:29 am

Projek walkabout PM dan TPM di Sarawak yang siap.

In Pembangunan, Sarawak on September 21, 2012 at 8:28 am

Ringkasan status pelaksanaan projek walkabout Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak dan Timbalan PM Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin sejak Februari 2012 hingga 19 September 2012.

Jumlah projek ialah 342 buah dengan nilai RM2.31 bilion.

Sudah siap setakat 19 September 2012 ialah 256 buah projek dengan nilai RM229.77 juta.

Masih dalam pelaksanaan ialah 58 buah projek dengan nilai RM1.85 bilion.

Belum mula ialah 28 buah projek dengan nilai RM236.2 juta.

Dato Sri Douglas Uggah Embas, menteri bertanggungjawab memantau projek-projek dijanjikan PM dan TPM di Sarawak, berkata beliau mengjangkakan kebanyakan projek yang belum bermula akan dilaksanakan menjelang hujung tahun ini.

Peter John Jaban hilang – Benar atau drama?

In Politik, Sarawak on June 3, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Peter John Jaban hilang – Benar atau drama?

 

Eksport produk kayu Sarawak meningkat 17.2 peratus.

In Pembangunan, Sarawak on May 22, 2012 at 3:02 pm

EKSPORT produk kayu Sarawak mencatat pertumbuhan 17.2 peratus kepada RM1.91 bilion bagi suku pertama tahun ini berbanding RM1.63 bilion tempoh yang sama tahun lalu.

Menteri Perancangan Sumber dan Alam Sekitar Sarawak, Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan berkata pertumbuhan itu disumbangkan oleh peningkatan permintaan ke atas kayu balak, papan lapis dan kayu bergergaji.

Beliau berkata jumlah nilai eksport bagi tiga produk itu meningkat 18.1 peratus dari RM1.44 bilion dalam suku pertama tahun lalu kepada RM1.7 bilion bagi tempoh yang sama tahun ini.

“Kerajaan menjalankan kegiatan galakan secara berterusan bagi membantu industri perkayuan terus mengukuhkan kedudukan di pasaran antarabangsa dan tahun ini melalui Perbadanan Kemajuan Perusahaan Perkayuan Sarawak (PUSAKA) dengan kerjasama agensi lain dalam misi pelaburan dan jualan kayu Sarawak ke Korea Selatan dan India,” katanya semasa menggulung perbahasan bagi kementeriannyadi Dewan Undangan Negeri Sarawak di Kuching, pada Isnin.

Menurutnya misi tersebut telah mendapat sambutan yang menggalakkan daripada pengimport dan pembeli di Korea dan India dengan memperoleh RM41 juta nilai dagangan.

Helina Sarani menang Ratu Cergas WHF 2012.

In belia Sarawak, Sarawak on May 20, 2012 at 8:22 am

HELINA Sarani Saba, 24, muncul sebagai Ratu Cergas yang diadakan sebagai sebahagian kategori dalam pertandingan Ratu Pesta Menuai Sedunia (WHF) 2012 yang diadakan di Sarawak Plaza di Kuching pada Sabtu.

Dalam persembahan terakhir atas pentas yang menguji tahap kecergasan mereka, dia mempersembahkan senaman dengan diiringi lagu dendangan Shakira ‘Waka Waka’.

Helina (kiri) bersama pemenang kedua Farahana.

Helina yang bekerja di sebuah firma guaman di Bintulu membawa balik hadiah RM600 dan hamper daripada Nestle.

Tempat kedua ialah Farahana Zita Joes yang menang RM400, manakala program kecergasan 14 hari Nestle dimenangi Rachel Frankie.

Helina (dua kiri) dan Farahana (dua kanan) bersama wakil penganjur.

Pertandingan akhir Ratu Pesta Menuai Sedunia 2012 akan diadakan di Kampung Budaya Sarawak pada 26 Mei.

Peserta-peserta Ratu Cergas WHF 2012.

Finalis Ratu Pesta Menuai terdiri daripada Rebekah Livan Balan, Magrina Awing George, Farahana Zita Joes, Karissa Kasa Simon, Angelica De Rozario, Rachel Frankie, Diana Kedeny, Annie Salang, Helina Sarani Saba, Stephanie Yiap Ai Nee, Corry Angking, Gracia Vicky Chua, Alfira Asmilia Asmi, Dayang Haizum Kerni dan Prescilla Mark.

Aksi cergas.

Hafiz cipta kejuaraan di Mania.

In belia Sarawak, hiburan, Sarawak on May 20, 2012 at 7:47 am

Tahniah!

Juara Akademi Fantasia musim ke-7 (AF7), Hafiz mendapat undian 28 peratus, telah menjadi pilihan para pengundi untuk ditabalkan sebagai juara Mania yang pertama dalam Konsert Akhir Mania yang berlangsung secara langsung dari Dewan Sri Putra, Bukit Jalil,19 Mei 2012.

Murah betul rezeki Hafiz, penyanyi dari Sarawak ini, tahniah kepada beliau yang semakin menyerlah bakatnya. Sebelum ini, yang terbaru, beliau memenangi Anugerah Juara Lagu 2011.

Hafiz atau nama sebenarnya Hafiz Suip, 22, turut merangkul gelaran Superstar Mania sekali gus menewaskan 4 finalis lain dalam konsert yang bersiaran secara langsung dari Dewan Sri Putra, Bukit Jalil itu.

Dengan kemenangan ini, Hafiz telah berjaya merangkul wang tunai RM500,000 beserta trofi Mania manakala produser yang bertanggungjawab mendidiknya, Ahmad Dhani pula telah menerima wang tunai RM300,000.

Sementara itu, Stacy mendapat tempat kedua dengan mengumpulkan undian sebanyak 22 peratus menerima wang tunai sebanyak RM200,000. Manakala Jaclyn Victor di tempat ketiga, hasil undian sebanyak 22 peratus, memperolehi wang tunai sebanyak RM100,000.

ADUN Bebas Pelagus George Lagong sertai SWP

In Politik, Sarawak on May 18, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri Pelagus George Lagong mengesahkan telah menyertai Parti Pekerja Sarawak (SWP) dan tidak lagi memegang status wakil rakyat Bebas.

Beliau membuat pengumuman itu ketika membahaskan usul ucapan terima kasih di atas ucapan Yang Dipertua Negeri pada sidang Dewan Undangan Negeri Sarawak di Kuching pada Khamis.

“Saya berdoa dengan harapan bahawa saya tidak lagi bersendirian di Dewan yang mulia ini pada masa terdekat ini,” katanya dipetik menerusi Bernama.

Pengumuman itu mengakhiri spekulasi selama beberapa minggu yang mengaitkan beliau dengan SWP yang diterajui oleh saudaranya yang juga ahli politik veteran Datuk Sng Chee Hua.

SWP diluluskan pendaftaran oleh Pendaftar Pertubuhan pada April lalu.

Pada Pilihan Raya Negeri 2011, George, yang bertanding sebagai calon Bebas bagi kerusi DUN Pelagus, menewaskan calon Barisan Nasional Stanley Nyitar dan calon PKR Edward Sumbang Asun dengan majoriti 2837 undi.

Reporting in bad taste.

In Masalah masyarakat, Sarawak, Sosial on May 16, 2012 at 11:22 pm

SARAWAKIANS have rallied around the Penans. A newspaper’s allegations on Sunday of incest among the still semi-nomadic tribe have disgusted many of us in this fair state.

Yes, incest is wrong. No doubt. However, you do not publish such sensational allegations by naming an entire race, yet leave out crucial details including exact location, when the marriages occurred and not even quoting names in the article. Of course, reporters can’t publicly identify alleged victims in such situations, but could the reporter not interview at least one Penan expert on the matter, and then name that expert’s view in the article?

This was reporting in bad taste. The report headlined “My mother is my wife, my father is my husband” together with a side story “Brother marries his own sister”, was shoddily written.

The way it was presented was outright insensitive. Aside from bastardising the phrase “investigative journalism”, it has shamed an entire race unjustifiably. Even if incest has occurred, you do not single out the race. Incest and rape are ugly, but it happens all over the world. Of course incest occurs with higher frequency among poorly educated segment. That is a fact.

What is also a fact is that people steal and cheat, yet we do not go around writing articles with headlines like: “Chinese steal and cheat”. To single out races, label them with stereotypes and propagate misconceptions based on the actions of a few is racist.

That article was an exercise in selling newspapers and to get people’s attention. It certainly has, but for the wrong reasons.

The chatter online since Sunday – when the article was published – has been interesting. Among many from Peninsular Malaysia, there’s been renewed interests in old allegations of truckers who have sexual relations with underage schoolgirls in rural areas.

Among most of us from Sarawak, talk has been defensive. There are rebukes of rural communities’ alleged acceptance of incest. Most native traditions called adat strictly forbid incest. It is taboo and adat warns that incest brings with it suffering to the entire community.

To digress a little, what I’ve also found surprising is that in Peninsular Malaysia, the issue of sex is used to split the people, sex is so highly politicised there; here, this nasty allegation brought us together. Kudos to us. As far as I’m concerned, opinions of sex should be left as personal matters, while sex education must be taught in the classrooms.

A day after the allegations were published, the 17th Sarawak Legislative Assembly was called into session. At the opening, elected representatives and Cabinet members were asked of the allegations.

Assistant Rural Development Minister Datuk John Sikie Tayai said the allegation of casual sex and marriage between blood relatives among the rural community was news to him. “This is the first I’ve heard about this allegation. I really don’t believe it is like that,” Sikie said.

State PKR vice-chairman See Chee How said the writer of the article (who is from the peninsula) appeared unfamiliar with Sarawak.

“Firstly, Tinjar is in the middle of Baram and far away from Ulu Baram. Secondly, no nomadic Penan would build houses as shown in the photograph in the newspaper,” See told reporters.

“In fact, I’ve inquired with Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau, who confirmed that there is no Long Baram within his constituency. To say that there are incestuous marriages in 10 of the 15 families found in this mythical ‘nomadic Penan community’ is an absolute falsehood.”

The Opposition member also said the police should follow up on the matter, including obtaining statements and evidence from the writer of the article.

Welfare, Women and Family Development Minister Datuk Fatimah Abdullah was just as forthright. She said that any report was written from the “perspective of the writer”.

Fatimah kept relatively mum on the issue, reiterating many times that her stance was “non-judge- mental” until the allegations were proven, and even then, the context of rural life had to be understood first.

“Whatever it is, we take this (newspaper) report as the start (not the conclusive finding). You really have to look at it from their (rural people’s) perspective. You do not make any judgement. I’m not an expert in Penan culture, but generally, in any culture, if something is allowed, you should not be judgemental,” Fatimah said.

At the end of the day, sex is not the real issue here. What is key is education, and within that, easy access to quality education. Sex as a subject matter is simple yet complicated. At its simplest, sex is simply a fact of life; one with great ramifications depending on a person’s actions.

In a country like Malaysia, different segments of the public have their own opinions on how society as a whole should approach the subject. It is best that we leave it to experts, social scientists and educationists to help us deal with it.

A nasty report in the newspaper is only detrimental. — The Star, Sarawak Edition.