Wednesday, 27 August 2014
MALAYANIZATION PROCESS OF MELANAU TRIBES IN SARAWAK: THE MELANAU SOLUTION IN PREVENTING UMNO INCLUSION IN SARAWAK
In 1990s, the Melanau tribes started to sense the malayanization process. This is due to the decreasing population of the Melanau people where an investigation has been made to find the root of the problem.
From the investigation, it was believed that the process of Malayanization has been going on for 10 years started in early 1980s where certain attempt through the national registration department has changed the identity of Melanau people to Melayu during the registration of the birth.
To cope with this problem, melanau people started to create their own association by establishing small branches such as at district level and then they reunite the association with another melanau association to form the Federation of Melanau Association lead by Melanau Intellactual & Professionals of the State level (Sarawak as a Country) within the Federation of Malaysia which took about 15 years to success.
Melanau unite among themselves due to the awareness of the importance of protecting their own identity and culture from being stereotyped as Malay (Malaya) which is against their true identity as one of the indigenous tribes in Sarawak.
Through this awareness, it helps to create the awareness to other indigenous tribes and helps them to protect and prevent their race from being turn into Malayanization attempts by the Federal Government for political purpose. From that moment, Sarawak is able to prevent UMNO inclusion to Sarawak until now.
By Abdul Halim Hamdian.
Menjawab percubaan MEMELAYUKAN BANGSA MELANAU oleh pihak Malaya yang DIKESAN semenjak 1980.
Penerangan : Perbuatan pihak Malaya yang cuba MEMELAYUKAN masyarakat bukan melayu di Sarawak adalah satu tindakan bertentangan perlembagaan Negara Sarawak, Perlembagaan Persekutuan itu sendiri dan perjanjian Malayasia yang mereka setujui dan tandatangani sendiri. Kerosakan it disemai dan dicambah ke dalam sistem pendidikan terutamanya subjek sejarah dan ditambah buruk dengan KERJASAMA oleh pihak KEMENTERIAN PENDIDIKAN MALAYSIA yang MEMBANTU dalam usaha MENGELIRUKAN rakyat Sarawak dan Sabah terutamanya RAKYAT MALAYA SENDIRI. Apa-apa tindakan yang bertentangan
dengan perlembagaan serta asas-asas perlembagaan boleh dianggap sebagai MENGHASUT dan KERAJAAN PERSEKUTUAN harus bertanggungjawab terhadap kerosakan pengetahuan dan polisi bersifat PEKAUMAN. Di dalam buku teks tersebut, dinyatakan bahawa Masyarakat Melanau menggunakan BAHASA MALAYSIA sedangkan bahasa yang rasmi digunakan oleh Masyarakat Melanau ialah BAHASA MELANAU.
Di Dalam Perlembagaan pula, MELANAU dan MELAYU dinyatakan TERPISAH daripada satu sama-lain. Ini kerana perlembagaan dan sejarah itu sendiri memperakui bahawa MELANAU adalah berbeza dengan MELAYU. Manajala “MELAYU” yang dinyatakan dalam Perlembagaan Negara Sarawak pula BUKANLAH MELAYU YANG dimaksudkan sebagai “MELAYU DAN BUMIPUTERA” di MALAYA, tetapi Masyarakat MELAYU SARAWAK yang boleh dianggap sebagai ETNIK LAIN yang mempunyai budaya dan bahasa tersendiri dan HAK MELAYU SARAWAK berserta HAK MASYARAKAT LAIN adalah TERMAKTUB JELAS dalam Perlembagaan Negara Sarawak.
Dan kami TIDAK MEMERLUKAN pihak MALAYA untuk MENYEBARKAN PENYALAHGUNAAN KONTRAK SOSIAL untuk menimbulkan KETIDAKSENANGAN di kalangan Masyarakat Sarawak yang saling menghormati antara satu sama lain. Pihak MALAYA dan PERSEKUTUAN MALAYSIA HARUS INGAT bahawa KONTRAK SOSIAL TERGUNAPAKAI HANYA di MALAYA dan bukan di Sabah/Sarawak. Maka, kami akan memerhatikan apakah tindakan pihak Persekutuan Malaysia mengenai perkara ini, dan kami akan bertindak SELARAS dengan APA YANG PERSEKUTUAN lakukan.
Jangan disentuh hal kami di Negara Sarawak dan Sabah, selesaikan dahulu MASALAH PERKAUMAN anda di Malaya. KAMI TIDAK MEMERLUKAN ANDA.
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Sunday, 24 August 2014
02:13 18 Points , 20 Points , Agreement of Malaysia , Exposing the Truth , Fact , Federation of Malaysia 16 September 1963 , News , Secession , Separation No comments
Dua ahli politik Malaysia Timur cuba meredakan keinginan Sabah dan Sarawak untuk meninggalkan Malaysia, tetapi seorang ahli akademik dan pakar dalam subjek tersebut berkata, sentimen tersebut sedang menjadi satu gerakan selepas 51 tahun negara ini bersatu.
Saturday, 23 August 2014
06:15 Agreement of Malaysia , Federation of Malaysia 16 September 1963 , History , News , Sabah , Sarawak , Secession No comments
KOTA KINABALU - “When people talk about separation or secession it means that they are fed-up with the situation and see no hope to their future except opting out” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, responding to reports that talk of secession is treasonous and threats of being cited for sedition.
It is wrong for any leader or even the government and Ministers to keep on threatening the people and warning them every time there is a mention of wanting to get out of Malaysia. Instead, they leaders should take the opportunity to listen to the grouses of the people. They cannot seem to understand or refuse to understand the truth behind the discussions and calls for getting out.
They should acknowledge the rising call for separation/secession as a serious sign of dissatisfaction and a cry for solution to deeper underlying problems.
After 50 years in Malaysia, Malaysians are becoming more and more aware of the true history of formation in 1963 and the distortion and manipulation of the true history and the unfair treatment of Sabah, Sarawak and their people.
The true history is Malaya gained independence on 31 August 1957 and Malaysia was only formed on 16 September 1963 through the federation of Malaya, Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore (which left in 1965) as equal partners. There was no Malaysia before 1963 and there would be no Malaysia today without Sabah and Sarawak.
This is not the Malaysia that the founding fathers of Sabah and Sarawak had wanted. In fact, Tun Fuad Stephens in 1963 rejected that Sabah, Sarawak and Brunei be the 12th, 13th and 14th states when he said the following:-
“If we had been asked to join Malaysia at the time Malaya achieved independence and Britain made it possible for us, the story would have been a different one. Now that “merdeka” has been Malaya’s for some years, and we are still struggling towards it, Malaya’s proposal that we join as the 12th, 13th and 14th states savours of imperialism, of a drive to turn us into Malayan colonies ….. To join Malaya, while we are still colonies ….. The implication is to hand (ourselves) over to your control.”
Alas, it is not to be. Today, instead of promoting racial harmony and national unity, the Umno-led federal government is promoting and condoning racial and religious bigotry, intolerance and inciting hatred and diluting and restricting religious freedom. The indigenous natives are marginalized and in Sabah over-run with illegal immigrants granted dubious ICs and MyKads and with voting rights and the racist Umno treating Sabah as its colony as fixed deposit and private property.
Umno in its racism and racial and religious extremism cannot be better said than Pehin Sri Chief Minister of Sarawak who wanted his successor and other leaders to keep Umno and their brand of politics out of Sarawak.
Instead of threats by his Ministers, what PM Najib can do as a positive step is to immediately set-up a Cabinet level National Malaysia Review Committee to review the Malaysia Agreement which is long overdue for 40 years. At the same time, the PM should re-activate the Inter-Governmental Committee (IGC) to review and implement the Malaysia Agreement and other recommendations to strengthen the federation-state relations.
The latest threat of sedition by the Umno federal Minister from Sabah is nothing more than pure arrogance and abuse of power and a repeat of the previous unwarranted threats of other federal and Umno Ministers.
Jeffrey said “Claiming for the restoration of these rights and autonomy are nothing more than the equivalent claim for Malay rights in the Peninsula. Separation or separation is always an open option, whether it is the best option is a separate matter altogether.”
Choosing to opt out given no other viable alternative is merely seeking the only viable solution to the problems with no other viable solutions. The calls and cries of the people in Sabah and Sarawak for their rights and leaving is the result of their political leaders failing to perform what is needed for their people.
The Minister from Sabah, if he still consider himself a Sabahan at heart, should lead the way for the restoration of the position and rights of Sabah and Sarawak and their equal treatment in the federation of Malaysia. He should not behave as though he is the Minister for Malaya and the Umno Malays and not abuse his position and power to threaten the people who are doing no wrong. As a Sabahan, he should fight for what is best for Sabah and Sabahans and not what is best for Umno/Malaya.
The biggest threat to the break-up of Malaysia is from the leaders like the Minister and the Umno-led ruling government that in itself is more seditious and a bigger threat to the well-being of the nation.
If at all there is any sedition, the Minister should review the calls by his Umno leaders, members and leaders and Umno-back or racist NGOs who threaten other peace loving Malaysians and chasing them out from the federation as well as those that incite racial intolerance and hatred against other Malaysians in the name of Malay rights and religion.
05:31 18 Points , 20 Points , Exposing the Truth , Federation of Malaysia 16 September 1963 , News , Rights , Sabah , Sarawak , Secession No comments
Activist Daniel Jambun also urged political parties in Sabah and Sarawak to quit Malaya-based BN and other legislators to quit Pakatan Rakyat and form a third force.
By William Mangor
KUCHING: If postings on Facebook is any indication, then an unofficial referendum on whether Sabah and Sarawak should stay or leave the federation may well be underway.
Citing the high activity in the social media over the issue, Borneo Plight in Malaysia Foundation (BoPIM) president Daniel Jambun said: “If Facebook is any indication its clear that all the people of Sabah and Sarawak want their countries to end their ties with the Federation.
“Even the illegal immigrants are jumping on the bandwagon of separation because they realised which side their bread would be buttered in the near future and also, they have their own axe to grind with Putrajaya which has given them, by the backdoor, MyKads which are not valid in law and can only be used for voting Barisan Nasional.”
Jambun was commenting on statements by Kota Belud MP Rahman Dahlan and political analyst James Chin on calls to secede.
He urged Rahman to visit the FB pages to better understand Sabah and Sarawakians frustrations.
“If Rahman has any doubts about the sentiments in Borneo towards Malaya, his political master, he should visit Facebook and not question whether Chin is basing his figures on any survey carried out by any authoritative body, “We don’t need to conduct a survey when the sentiment in the streets is clear,” he said. Jambun said that Bopim was taking a stand on the issue and did not want Sabah and Sarawak to continue staying within Malaysia.
“As a first step, we urge all political parties in Sabah and Sarawak to quit the Malaya-based Barisan Nasional coalition and for other legislators to quit Pakatan Rakyat component parties, “All legislators in Borneo should enter a grand coalition or third force in the Malaysian Parliament to protect the rights of the people under the Federal Constitution.
“The third force can back either PR (Pakatan) or BN in Parliament to form the Federal Government without itself being part of the Government.
“The price is full autonomy for Sabah and Sarawak with the Federal Government confined to defence, foreign affairs and national economy planning, “(And) Petronas must also get out of Sabah and Sarawak,” he said.
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KOTA KINABALU, Aug 20 ― Members of Sabah’s opposition today today criticised calls to censor social media for discussion on Sabah’s continued future in Malaysia, saying this would ignore the undercurrent of discontent fuelling the topic.
They claim that the grouses are legitimate and there is growing resentment in the state, particularly over the rise in illegal immigrants, the erosion of the local identity, increasing cost of living and general disrespect from their peninsular counterparts.
“It is very obvious Sabahans and Sarawakians are aggrieved and they have every reason to be,” Borneo Heritage Foundation chairman Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan said today.
“The Sabah leaders are not listening or helping and people are voicing their frustrations out in social media and other ways,” said Jeffrey, who is also Sabah State Reform Party (STAR) president.
Today, Jeffrey urged State Speaker Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak to work with Putrajaya to establish a “Malaysia Review Committee” to discuss the problems under the 1963 Sabah Agreement and solve the grouses of the people.
Salleh had on Monday urged the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission and police to take action against individuals or groups propagating talks about a Sabah secession on the Internet.
He said that the sentiments on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram were creating disunity and might influence the younger generation “who do not understand the history of the nation and inevitably lead them to become rebellious”.
Secession is considered treason under Malaysian law, and discourse on the topic falls foul of the Sedition Act.
Former chief minister and Sabah Progressive Party president Datuk Yong Teck Lee said the way to stop such talk was to address the grievances of the disgruntled locals.
“Sabahans are becoming increasingly aghast at the erosion of identity as Sabahan natives and those touting the idea of succession online are not afraid as they consider themselves patriots and not traitors,” he said.
Penampang MP Darell Leiking said the sentiments behind the talks of secession were result from cumulative anger from several issues plaguing the people, including the large number of illegal immigrant allegedly given citizenship, and distribution of wealth.
“If one was to even recall, Sabah used to have at least three of its own licensed banking and financial institutions but today all banking and financial decisions, even a simple loan approval are now are being decided by corporate owners in West Malaysia,” he said.
Leiking added that it is his belief that the sentiment among Sabahans was not for secession per se, but a desire for the decentralisation of the administration and for a serious review of the Federation of Malaysia.Source: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/dont-muzzle-sabahs-grievances-say-state-opposition-leaders#sthash.9XTgy61b.dpuf