Sabah, being the poorest in the whole world, is not even told to
Malaysians, let alone the huge number of starving people in Sabah
If Doni, committed suicide because his classmates laughed at him for
eating starvation level diet in the centre of a city, Kota Kinabalu,
with the most updated infrastructure in the poor state of Sabah,
getting a government subsidi, JUST IMAGINE the people in the remote
places, where statistics show the REAL POOR really ARE.
Kota Kinabalu is not listed as the poor areas in Sabah, and yet there
are many students living on starvation diet, rice with boiled kangkong
picked up from the drains. If you don't call that starvation diet, you
must be crazy.
Muhiddin must therefore be crazy if he thinks that eating just rice
everyday is not starvation diet. Many other people in Sabah, also eat
similar diet. You don't even have 1 US dollar per day because you are
unemployed. Unemployment is the highest in Sabah.
China and India are much richer than Sabah. Just imagine how come
nobody is ACKNOWLEDGED as living on starvation diet. BN is just a
bunch of liars manipulating statistics.
To make matters worse, Sabah has much more resources than China and
Indian combined together. How come SAbah can be the POOREST IN THE
Simple. NONE OF THE RESOURCES ARE FOR SABAH. All petroleum resources
go to Malaya via expensive gas pipelines costing BILLIIONS OF RM.
With a SO CALLED PROMISED 5%, but unaudited, it is more like much
less than 1%, or NEGLIGIBLE. Not even enough to cover maintenance of
the foreign workers employed for these gas pipelines and the
environmental loss that led to the poverty of the locals. Just use
your imagination to calculate how much is 150 RM million per year for
the past 30 years. Is it really 5%??? Price of petrol has gone up 1000
percent. It may have been 5% 30 years ago, after price and volume
increases, it is much less than 0.1% remaining. It had been increased
to 400 million, i.e. from 0.1% to 0.4%!!!!
In another 30 years it become 0.04%!!!!
If you don't believe, than explain why Sabah GDP grows 4%, while
Malaya grows 9%!!!!
Malaysia is 7%.. Malaysia includes Sabah so it pulls down Malaysian
With MInisters like Muhidin that don't know that Kinabatangan is
BIGGER THAN PAHANG.
No wonder, they only give 20 million for Sabahan poor, the 3RD behind
Trengganu and Pahang.
And these are only for fishermen who are registered. If you have no
money, how can you even register??? tell me honestly. You still think
that there are no starving people in Sabah!!! Idiot.
Stop whining, poor Sabahans told
| March 4, 2011
Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has admitted that the
government is unable to do much for the landless and hardcore poor
mainly due to incompetence of its leaders.
TONGOD: Poor Sabahans should stop whinning and be satisfied with their
lot because the poverty situation in Sabah was not as bad as that
faced by citizens in China and India.
Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said that since starvation did
not exist in Malaysia, there should be no complaints about the poverty
situation in the state.
Drawing comparisons with countries like China, India and other
developed countries, he said that unlike others there had been no
reports of people dying of starvation in Malaysia.
He said that in some countries the poverty issue was so critical that
some of the people there were earning about one dollar a day and
coping with the issue of starvation unlike Malaysia.
Last year, the World Bank Report revealed Sabah to be the poorest
state in Malaysia. According to the report, 40% of Malaysia's poor
were centred in Sabah, which incidentally is an oil and gas hub. The
state government, however, has vehemently disputed the categorisation.
Muhyiddin also made a staggering revelation that the Barisan Nasional
(BN) government has been unable to do much for the landless and
hardcore poor in the country mainly due to incompetence of its
He took a swipe at ruling party political leaders for not doing their
jobs and not articulating the problems they faced.
Citing Kinabatangan, he said he had been ignorant until now that the
constituency is much bigger than Pahang, and was shocked to know that
Tongod itself was bigger than Selangor.
Muhyiddin claimed it was not easy to bring development to Sabah until
political leaders went down to the ground to study and understand the
needs of the people.
He sees the whole problem of poverty eradication and development as an
"So how to bring development to Sabah and Sarawak? … the only way is
to provide better infrastructure.
"In this respect, Sabah and Sarawak get the priority from the federal
government… millions of ringgit are being poured in to implement
"I monitor every month and listen to the ministers during meetings,"
he said, adding that under the 10th Malaysia Plan, RM320 million had
been approved for various projects in the Kinabatangan parliamentary
However, he said that the government would give out funds according to
priority and not all at once to prevent bankrupting the country.
"It is like in a family: when you give a present to one child, the
other children also want it but a family with a small income would not
be able to do so.
"Similarly, the nation will go bankrupt if it fulfils the demands of
all the people," he said.
Muhyiddin assured that Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak was focused on
the National Key Economic Areas (NKEA) to propel the country to a high-
income nation by improving the economy and living standards of the
"Our prime minister is focused and as his deputy, I sit with him every
week in various economic development meetings," he said, adding that
last year Malaysia had achieved a 7.2% growth, which not many country
Communal land titles
He also defended the BN's record on poverty eradication, saying the BN
government had made extraordinary achievements as far as reducing and
eradicating poverty in the country is concerned compared to pre-
independence days when the poverty rate was 98%.
In an almost election-like campaign speech at the Kampung Simpang
Entilibon field here yesterday, he claimed the BN never stopped
thinking about how to bring development to the people and lauded Chief
Minister Musa Aman for granting communal land titles to the landless
and distributing dividend payments to the hardcore poor.
"Ask any other states (in Malaysia) or in other countries if they are
doing what the Sabah state government is doing… none.
"The BN government realises that the people still yearn for
development," he said.
Muhyiddin, who is also Education Minister, said he was briefed on the
poor education situation in Sabah schools.
"It was supposed to be a 20-minute briefing but it went on for more
than an hour and I said last night that if it cannot be solved, then
we should form a committee so that the education facilities in Sabah
are not only at par with the rest of the country but are also better,"