Hari Kemerdekaan means Independence day.
It is modelled after the Independence day of USA.
Whereas in USA, only the 4th of July is mentioned, the exact year of Independence is mentioned.
For USA states that were not part of the original colonial states, such as Texas and Hawaii, I wonder how they celebrate their independence day. Is it also on the 4th of July?
It is alright to celebrate the Independence day on any day, provided it is clear what it is for.
Certainly claiming something that is not correct is certainly stupid but this is the state of affairs for Sabah at the moment.
The signboard is perfectly alright in West Malaysia but it certainly is historically wrong when placed in Kota Kinabalu. It also reflects the colonised state of mind of Sabahans when very few complained about this or at least suggest some corrections.
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Hari Kemerdekaan means Independence day.
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Padang Merdeka is the prime field for Kota Kinabalu and Sabah.
Padang Merdeka means Independence Field.
In order to keep maintainance cost down, they had to keep outsiders from using the field without any authorisation.
Despite these barbed wire, my children fly remote control x-wing plane there because we need the sheltered and open space there.
This is in contrast to the olden days, when many people will play at fields all over Sabah when afternoon comes. It is now very expensive in order to pay at fields. They are kept vacant although people cannot afford to use these fields.
Fields such as this Padang Merdeka is not built from expensive astro turf. Just look at the quality of grass there. It is not of the highest quality. In fact the barded wire and maintenance cost of keeping these wires will be more expensive than letting people use these fields whenever there are no functions like the days before, especially when Sabah was Colonised by Britain.
Sabahans will laugh at the suggestion but results speak louder than any argument. The state government is so bad financially that it cannot afford to maintain fields for the public free of charge. They are under the siege mentality.
Our economy is so bad that people cannot afford to pay high rates. The economy is bad not because Sabah does not have any resources. We have land filled with oil palm, sea filled with oil but these resources do not go to the people of Sabah.
These bleeding out of fund is far worse than corruption. Corruption, where the money remains in the state, will generate our economy. At least people will enjoy business as people spend their money inside Sabah. Any outflow of fund will not generate any business opportunity and therefore will increase the number of unemployments.
Our relatives and children have to work outside Sabah while we work at much lower pay. Cost of living will be low but this is not a good indicator of economic well being.
We cannot blame our politicians for being corrupt. Partly because there is little money to go around and too many voters to service at such large areas.
We must blame the federal government for not allocating Sabah, what is due to it, as guaranteed by the Malaysian constitution, and failing to honour the promise for even one Free Trade Zone.
There are many violations of the Malaysian constitution, such as the under allocation of Parliamentary and State seats that do not commensurate with the cost of servicing voters, as guaranteed by the constitution. It is up to the voters to demand these instead of believing in the lies brought out that it is due to the incompetent politicians.
Politicians are hard working people but they must survive in order to be respected.
at 9:11 PM
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Among the victims was my step uncle who died at the age of 34 something. That certainly shaped my future.
There was an official inquest but I never read its conclusions. There were representatives from the plane manufacturers, Norman Islander, a short take-off plane.
Based on my current knowledge of aircraft, I'm almost convinced that they were murdered.
Their bodies were unrecognisable when they were buried.
Direct witnesses, heard explosions in the air.
Traffic controllers stopped them from landing at KK airport immediately.
Short take off planes, can glide to earth and land safely or at least does not lead to a total destruction of bodies.
Gliding to earth is easy when you're over the sea as was the case with Tun Fuad's Norman Islander, even when it is over weight.
There are rumours that people tried to stop some ministers from joining Tun Fuad. Harris Salleh listened and survived.
The Malaysian police have the bomb expertise as was shown by the murder of the Mongolian model, and some are willing to kill.
Who actually killed them?
Certainly someone who is greedy in getting Sabah's oil resources.
Tun Fuad will never sign away its oil resources for such a small amount of less than 10% in perpetuity, and getting less than 5% in written agreements, and actually getting less than 1%.
Actually these signing away of rights does not allow Sabah to be robbed of its resources because the constitution guarantees that more than 20% of total Federal revenue must be returned to Sabah but this is never done, let alone be audited.
Jefry Kitingan, on behalf of the Christain natives of Sabah mentioned this is his book, but I already pointed it out many many years before but I doubt Jefry is sincere in fighting for Sabah.
Based on his record and current activities, he is more interested in fighting for his wealth and that of his kind, i.e. the Christian natives.
In many Sabahan web sites, we can read the grumbling of Chinese and Christian Sabahans of being discriminated but I say that all these are nonsense. My brother died as a result of the cruel and inhuman treatment by Jippanus. I'm sure, if there ever were any racial riot, he is the first one that I shall look to kill. And surprisingly, I heard from someone's own mouth that I'm not the only one.
at 2:52 AM
Sabah has never been considered as part of Malaysia by West Malaysians, who call themselves Malaysians and Sabahans as non-Malaysians.
There is no secret about it. The only problem is that these Malaysians are so proud of themselves as true Malaysians, minus Sabah, of course, that they never apologise or even bother to update themselves with current affairs.
This is true to all West Malaysians that I've met and even in quiz shows, 100% got it wrong, and 100% people interviewed on the street also got it wrong, as pointed out by the quiz and TV hosts. They always consider Malaya as Malaysia and they confuse the dates and names all the time.
This has been going on since I came into contact with West Malaysians in 1976 and still exist in 2007. The media has never corrected this situation and in fact, make it even worse.
Now even bill-boards proudly present this misrepresentation of Malaysia.
The misprepresentation that Malaya is Malaysia. Malaya is only the western part of Malaysia, according to official documents and agreements but this is not what the Malaysians know as fact.
They always consider Sabah as joining Malaysia, and is still joining it until it has proven itself to be truly Malaysia but history does not allow this to happen.
All current offical documents and publicity consider the formation of Malaysia as 31 Ogos 1957, i.e. 49 years ago. They call it the Independence day, or, Hari Merdeka. It is so important to them that they tried to convince Malaysians that Sabahans and Sarawakians also got its independence on the 31 August as well. Even Jefry Kitingan in his latest book, agree to this as well.
If this were true, the joint signatories, Singapore and Brunei should also consider 31 August as their independence day.
It was clarified in the newspaper publication after the 31 August, 1963 that it was not full independence because Sabah was not allowed to make a unilateral decision. The administrators must sign the Malaysian agreement as instructed by the British government.
The newspaper reported that some people are considering full independence at that day, i.e. no necessity to join(??) Malaya in order to be granted full independence.
With such blatant disregard for history and facts, there is nothing much Sabahans can do. Surprisingly, the more intelligent students, manage to piece facts together but just accept their fate as it is.
After all, we all have to survive and there should listen to the powers that be, but certainly in their minds, the motives are very clearly not in the path of truth and justice.
Our future is certainly not bright with such situations.
What makes it worse is that our oppositions never even raise this point at all. It is deemed as not important.
What is important for them is to steal power just as the current political parties are.
Are they too corrupt or just plain stupid? Corruption comes in many kinds. I consider this as a kind of corruption.
The non-existence in their desire to defend truth and justice, shows how corrupted they are. This is true to all Sabahans. It is not the lack of knowledge. They all know about this but just don't bother because they consider these aspects as less important than getting entertained and be happy.
This is a side effect of being in heaven, but how long do you think it will last?
I'm really getting worried based on what I learn from the history of other nations. I shall discuss this further.
Sabah is already the poorest in the world and even our National plans clearly plan Sabah to be the poorest, more than 5 years ago.
Now I'm beginning to consider our natural resources as our burden instead of something that helps us. I envy places without any natural resources such as Singapore that is among the most advanced and developed in the world.
at 2:24 AM
At first glance, it may be controversial but it is an open secret. Every Sabahan knows about it but don't really be bothered about it because they had been colonised before by the benevolent British before.
However this Malaysian Colonisation is far from benevolent. Even with its resources, statistics already shows that Sabah is the poorest in Malaysia, behind even Kelantan, an opposition state.
And based on comments by UN diplomats, Sabahan statistics is worse than many African nations.
I was really devastated by this and suddenly started comparing Sabah with the worst nations on earth and finding it in similar states.
My most important worry is that it will get worse.
The undersea electricity cable to West Malaysia and the coal powered powerplant at Silam, the site of the Eco Challenge, will be the the catalyst for the destruction of the heaven in Sabah.
at 1:44 AM