Sabah dan Sarawak adalah BERSTATUS NEGARA dan bukannya Negeri.

Sabah dan Sarawak adalah sebuah Negara yang MERDEKA DAN BERDAULAT yang mana kedua - dua NEGARA ini telah bersama-sama dengan Singapura dan Malaya untuk membentuk Persekutuan Malaysia pada 16 September 1963.

Happy Sabah (North Borneo) Independence Day 51 Years

Sabah or previously known as North Borneo was gained Independence Day from British on August 31, 1963. To all Sabahan, do celebrate Sabah Merdeka Day with all of your heart!

Sarawak For Sarawakian!

Sarawak stand for Sarawak! Sarawakian First. Second malaysian!

The Unity of Sabah and Sarawak

Sabah dan Sarawak adalah Negara yang Merdeka dan Berdaulat. Negara Sabah telah mencapai kemerdekaan pada 31 Ogos 1963 manakala Negara Sarawak pada 22 Julai 1963. Sabah dan Sarawak BUKAN negeri dalam Malaysia! Dan Malaysia bukan Malaya tapi adalah Persekutuan oleh tiga buah negara setelah Singapura dikeluarkan daripada persekutuan Malaysia.

Sign Petition to collect 300,000 signatures

To all Sabahan and Sarawakian... We urge you to sign the petition so that we can bring this petition to United Nations to claim our rights back as an Independence and Sovereign Country for we are the Nations that live with DIGNITY!

Decedent of Rajah Charles Brooke

Jason Desmond Anthony Brooke. The Grandson of Rajah Muda Anthony Brooke, and Great Great Grandson of Rajah Charles Brooke

Monday, 29 September 2014

Falkland Islands to hold referendum on sovereignty

The Falkland Islands will hold a referendum on its "political status" in a bid to end the dispute with Argentina over the archipelago's sovereignty.

The islands' government made the announcement ahead of the anniversary marking 30 years since the end of Argentina's 74-day occupation in 1982.

It said it wanted to send a firm message to Argentina that islanders want to remain British.

The UK prime minister said Britain would support the result of the vote.

The referendum will be organised by the Falkland Islands government and will take place in the first half of next year.

'Economic blockade'

The announcement comes amid growing tensions between the UK and Argentina surrounding the anniversary commemorations marking the islands' liberation by British forces on 14 June, 1982.

Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne is currently there on an official trip.

Argentina claims sovereignty over the islands it calls the Malvinas, and wants the UK to negotiate over their rule.

Recently, UK ministers have accused Argentina of trying to impose an "economic blockade" on the islands.

The South American country has been turning away cruise ships carrying the British flag and is taking legal action against five British oil firms exploring the coast of the islands.

Gavin Short, chairman of the islands' legislative assembly, said they were holding the referendum "to show the world just how certain we are about it [our future]".

"I have no doubt that the people of the Falklands wish for the islands to remain a self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom.

"We certainly have no desire to be ruled by the government in Buenos Aires, a fact that is immediately obvious to anyone who has visited the islands and heard our views.

"But we are aware that not everybody is able to come to these beautiful islands and to see this reality for themselves.

"And the Argentine government deploys misleading rhetoric that wrongly implies that we have no strong views or even that we are being held hostage by the UK military. This is simply absurd."

'Resolute support'

Prime Minister David Cameron said it was "absolutely right" that the islanders set out how they intended to "make their voices heard once more".

"And Britain will be resolute in supporting their choice," he said.

"Next year's referendum will determine beyond doubt the views of the people of the Falklands. Britain will respect and defend their choice.

"We look to all UN members to live up to their responsibilities under the UN charter and accept the islanders' decision about how they want to live."

Foreign Secretary William Hague said: "I hope very much that Argentina, and indeed the whole of the international community, joins the UK in listening carefully to what they have to say."

The prime minister's official spokesman later confirmed the UK government had been aware of the plans and had been in discussions with the Falklands government before the announcement, but said "it was their decision and we fully support it".

Argentinian president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, is due to attend a meeting of the UN's decolonisation committee on Thursday.

The Falkland Islands, a rocky archipelago in the South Atlantic, are 7,780 miles from the UK and 1,140 miles from Buenos Aires.

With the exception of the 1982 occupation by Argentina - which sparked the Falklands War - they have been under British control since 1833.

Sabah, Sarawak and malaysia

Jika anda bebas untuk memasuki perkongsian, anda juga bebas untuk meninggalkannya. Jika anda tidak bebas untuk meninggalkan perkongsian, maka ia bukan suatu perkongsian. Ia pendudukan dan penjajahan semula.

Isunya ialah bahawa Malaysia tidak mempunyai legitimasi di Borneo. Jika seseorang mencuri tanah anda, anda perlu mendapatkanya kembali. Jangan hidup sebagai seorang hamba di atas tanah anda sendiri dengan pencuri.

Meninggalkan atau mengakhiri perkongsian bukan pemisahan dan tidak boleh diklasifikasikan sebagai hasutan atau pengkhianatan.

Artikel 160 Perlembagaan Persekutuan dengan jelas menyatakan bahawa Persekutuan Malaysia, yang sebelum ini dikenali sebagai Persekutuan Tanah Melayu (Malaya), adalah berdasarkan kepada Perjanjian Persekutuan Tanah Melayu 1948 yang ditandatangani oleh semua negeri-negeri di Malaya. Borneo Utara dan Sarawak tidak menandatangani Perjanjian ini. Negeri-negeri lain di Malaya pun tidak bersetuju untuk Borneo Utara dan Sarawak menjadi negeri ke-12 dan ke-13 Persekutuan ini.

Kedua-dua negara di Borneo tidak MASUK Persekutuan ini. Mereka BERSAMA Persekutuan ini melalui Perjanjian Malaysia 1963 (MA63) sebagai rakan kongsi sama taraf dengan Malaya.

Jesteru, berdasarkan interpretasi Artikel 160 bahawa Persekutuan Malaysia sebenarnya adalah Persekutuan Malaya yang dinaik taraf, secara logiknya North Borneo dan Sarawak adalah sama taraf dengan Malaysia.


Terdedahnya FITNAH musli oli terhadap Datuk Dr.Jeffrey G.Kitingan

Sebenarnya perkataan "kongsi" itu tidak pernah dikatakan oleh Datuk Dr.Jeffrey. Perkataan itu sebenarnya daripada musli oli...

Apabila si musli oli mengatakan "Maksud Datuk kita boleh "berkongsi" negeri Sabah dengan  puak-puak ini andaikata cita-cita self determination itu berjaya? Maksud saya menyerahkan sebahagian Sabah kepada puak Sultan Sulu yang menuntut Sabah?"

Maka beliau terus menyambung ulasan seperti berikut "Kenapa tidak? Sabah negeri yang kaya. Kita mempunyai cukup sumber untuk menyelesaikan apa juga masalah di negeri ini. Kita boleh berunding dengan mereka secara baik tanpa perlu kekerasan. Jika boleh dirunding dengan baik dan dapat ditangani  dengan bijak tidak akan timbul insiden seperti di Lahad Datu”."

Disini, si musli oli telah menggunakan perkataan "kongsi" yang terhasil daripada perkataannya sendiri untuk menyebarkan fitnah dengan kenyataan "Kita Boleh "Kongsi" Sabah Dengan Kesultanan Sulu"

Anda nampak semua bagaimana si musli oli ini cuba memesongkan kenyataan Datuk Dr.Jeffrey G.Kitingan????


Nicola Sturgeon predicts independence 'one day' as she launches bid to replace Alex Salmond

Nicola Sturgeon has said she is “more convinced than ever” that Scotland will one day be independent, but made it clear it would only happen when Scots “choose that course in the polling booth”.

Launching her bid to replace Alex Salmond as First Minister, she distanced her from his suggestion at the weekend that there could be short-cuts to separation, and that Scotland could “declare” independence once the Scottish Parliament had sufficient powers.

Ms Sturgeon, who has been Deputy First Minister since the nationalists came to power at Holyrood seven years ago, is the clear favourite to take over from Mr Salmond, who announced he was stepping down after Scotland rejected independence.

She said she was not preparing for another referendum and the timing would be dictated by circumstances, including the outcome of any in/out referendum on the EU.

But she also refused to rule out the possibility of a commitment to a referendum being part of the SNP’s manifesto as early as the 2016 Holyrood election, saying: “If there is a commitment to a referendum in a manifesto of the SNP at an election and we win that election then that is a mandate for a referendum."

Ms Sturgeon, 44, who has already been endorsed by most of the Cabinet and may not face a leadership contest, also said she would be a “willing partner for progress" in talks about transferring responsibility for more areas to the Scottish Parliament.

She added: "I believe as strongly today as I did last week that independence is the best future for Scotland. And I am more convinced than ever that we will become an independent country. But that will happen only when the people of Scotland choose that course in the polling booth.

“I accept that last week the majority did not choose that future at this time. 1.6 million people is a remarkable number, but it wasn't enough.

“So my task will be to lead Scotland into an exciting new chapter in our national story. To unite our nation around a common purpose so that we can write that story together, and do so in a way that lives up to the hopes, aspirations and expectations of a country that is, on both sides, engaged, inspired and empowered by the referendum experience."

Ms Sturgeon said it would be the “greatest honour” and an “immense responsibility” to become First Minister of Scotland at such an “exciting and optimistic time”.

"I am putting myself forward for two simple reasons: I want to serve my party and my country,” she said. “And I believe I am the best person for the job.

"I also hope that my candidacy, should it succeed, will send a strong message to every girl and young woman in Scotland - no matter your background or what you want to achieve in life, in Scotland in 2014 there is no glass ceiling on ambition."

Her candidacy will also trigger an election for the post of Deputy First Minister. The winners of both will be chosen in a postal ballot of all 52,000 party members, with the results to be announced at the SNP conference in Perth on November 13.

The 26,000 new members the SNP has recruited since the independence referendum will be entitled to vote, as long as they signed up before Wednesday.

Paying tribute to Mr Salmond, she said he had transformed the SNP and made Scotland a better place, adding: “He also helped to make me the person and politician I am today."

Adding that she planned a “different approach” after the referendum, she said: “His are big boots to fill, but if given the opportunity to lead, I will wear my own shoes, and they will certainly have higher heels. I will be my own person and set my own course.

"We would not have come so far as a nation without Alex's vision, tenacity and statesmanship.

"But the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow require a different approach. They will demand the ability, not just to argue a case with determination and conviction, but also to reach out, to work with others and seek common cause on the issues that unite us."

She pledged to hold the UK parties to account on their "vow" of delivering more powers to Scotland's devolved parliament.

Sarawakians the poorest in Malaysia

More than 100,000 register under the e-Kasih programme.

KUCHING: Going by the figures for the e-Kasih programme to combat poverty, Sarawak has taken over Sabah as the state with the largest number of poor people in Malaysia. More than 100,000 people registered under the programme so far this month.

The candid admission comes from the Minister of Welfare, Women and Family Development, Fatimah Abdullah.

“A total of 102,549 people have since registered for the e-Kasih programme,” she said after chairing a meeting on the eradication of poverty here yesterday.

She said 26,335 of the total earned less than RM600 a month, putting them in the “absolutely poor” category, 31,441 earned RM920 or less and 9,633 earned RM1,500 or less.

She pledged that more mobile teams will be deployed to reach out to target groups to ensure that they get the aid they required.

“We will also determine the number of eligible people who are yet to register for the e-Kasih programme,” she said.

Fatimah said mobile teams managed to reach out to five hotspots last year and approved 676 of 2,072 applications for aid.

“For this year, we are reaching out to several other hotspots,” she added.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

ANTARA PKBS DAN PROJEK IC !!! Oleh Anak Bugis Sabah

Dalam usaha menyusuri jejak bangsa, ramai rakyat Sabah terkeliru dan teruja untuk menggelarkan diri mereka sebagai anak jati Sabah tanpa mempedulikan perasaan kaum lain.

Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan misalnya, terlalu benci kepada Pendatang Tanpa Izin (PTI) sehingga membuat beberapa laporan polis dan yang terbaru mendakwa Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Aman sebagai dalang menggunakan Umno untuk merekrut PTI sebagai warganegara baru kerana yang telah mendapat kad pengenalan semasa 1993 serik untuk mengundi Umno dan merasakan mereka dikhianati.

Mungkin, telahan Dr Jeffrey Kitingan ada asas kerana Musa pernah terlibat menaja lebih 82,000 kad pengenalan projek kepada PTI pelbagai negara sebagaimana pendedahan yang dibuat oleh Haji Jabar Khan Napi @ Yasser Arafat di hadapan Jawatankuasa Pilihan Khas Parlimen mengenai integriti yang mungkin menjadi salah satu sebab kenapa Tan Sri Bernard Giluk Dompok meletakkan jawatan sebagai pengerusi jawatankuasa berkenaan pada Rabu lalu. Kenyataan Jabar pernah disiarkan di Malaysia Today.

Namun agak keterlaluan apabila Dr Jeffrey melibatkan Persatuan Kebajikan Bugis Sabah (PKBS) sebagai salah satu dalang melahirkan ramai PTI menjadi warganegara segera melalui kad pengenalan projek. Sebenarnya, dalam hal ini, ketika menjadi Pengerusi Task Force Umno Sabah, Musa Aman merasakan inilah peluang beliau untuk mendapatkan kuasa yang tidak pernah beliau perolehi dan menggunakan ’orang bugis’ yang tamak, Samsul Alang Hamsah memperdaya Pengerusi PKBS, Andy Bandy Pilu (abang ipar Haji Tukang Parendrang) agar menggunakan borang keahlian PKBS sebagai modus operandi untuk mendapatkan kad pengenalan.

Bagaikan orang mengantuk disorongkan bantal, Andy Bandy bersetuju setelah mengadakan perjumpaan dengan Musa Aman dan Tun Ghaffar Baba (Ketua Perhubungan Umno Sabah) kerana memikirkan ketika itu Kerajaan Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) memburu warga Indonesia bagaikan memburu babi di hutan, melainkan yang beragama Kristian yang diberikan kad pengenalan merah dan dikahwinkan dengan orang Dusun.

Berduyun-duyun warga Indonesia beragama Islam berketurunan Bugis mengunjungi pejabat PKBS di seluruh Sabah untuk mendaftar sebagai ahli, namun mereka tidak mengetahui akan mendapat kad pengenalan projek. Di Kota Kinabalu misalnya, Pejabat Kontraktor Sri Padang Sdn.Bhd. di Bangunan Berjaya (kini Wisma SESB) dijadikan pejabat operasi PKBS. Pengarah Urusan Sri Padang, Haji Abu Ali Ganturon telah digunakan oleh Datuk Yahya Hussin dan Kahar Mohd Zain untuk merekrut bukan sahaja PTI Indonesia, malah India dan Pakistan dengan menggunakan borang yang sama.

Kebanyakan petugas PKBS merupakan mantan ahli jawatankuasa Perhimpunan Keluarga Indonesia di Sabah dan Sarawak (PERKISA) yang turut digunakan oleh Parti Berjaya pimpinan Datuk Harris Salleh untuk merekrut PTI menjadi warganegara segera. Melihat senario ini, adalah tidak adil untuk menyalahkan PKBS dalam isu ini kerana mereka diperdaya oleh Musa Aman yang menjadi arkitek untuk mendirikan bangunan kuasa melalui ’warga mi segera’ yang sebelum ini dipelopori oleh Tun Datu Haji Mustapha Datu Harun (Etnik Suluk Sabah), Datuk Harris Salleh (Filipina, Indonesia, Pakistan).

Namun apabila Kerajaan Barisan Nasional telah memperolehi kuasa melalui ’pintu belakang’ pada 1994, semua yang terlibat dengan Kad Pengenalan Projek ini disumbat ke Penjara Kamunting setelah melalui beberapa proses saringan dan siasatan, tetapi Musa Aman yang mendalangi sindiket ini terlepas, termasuk juga orang kuatnya, Haji Abu Ali Ganturon yang telah merasuah polis RM2 juta agar tidak ditahan ISA setelah ditahan di Jalan Gurney selama dua bulan.

Entah berapa Musa Aman bayar kepada Ketua Polis Negara untuk melepaskan diri daripada terlibat dengan tuduhan memudaratkan keselamatan negara? Musa Aman juga dipercayai merasuah Setiausaha Task Force Umno, Haji Jabar Khan Napi dan tahanan ISA yang lain agar tidak melibatkan beliau dengan sindiket berkenaan. Setelah sindiket tersebut tumpas, PKBS mendapat suntikan semangat yang baru kerana diterajui ’Anak Jati Bugis Sabah’, Osman Jamal, namun beliau terpaksa membayar dengan harga yang mahal apabila terpaksa melepaskan jawatan sebagai Pengarah Jabatan Tanah dan Ukur kerana PKBS dicap sebagai merekrut PTI dan secara kebetulan beliau berketurunan Bugis.

Ramai pihak yang tidak berpuashati telah mengemukakan aduan palsu dan fitnah kononnya Osman Jamal turut terlibat dengan sindiket berkenaan dan memberi kebenaran kepada Orang Bugis PTI menceroboh tanah di Kinabatangan, Lahad Datu dan Sandakan sehingga Osman Jamal ’dibekukan’ dan digantikan dengan Datuk Mohd Jaffry.Ramai lupa bahawa isteri Musa, Rahmawati Idris, adalah PTI yang diberi kad pengenalan dan beliaulah yang turut mendalangi semua orang Bugis Indonesia mendapat kad pengenalan biru sehingga jumlah mereka menenggelami Bugis Tempatan Sabah.

Namun, yang benar tetap benar, Osman Jamal dikembalikan semula ke jawatannya sebagai Pengarah Tanah dan Ukur membuktikan semua dakwaan palsu yang dibuat sebelum ini tidak berasas.Sebenarnya, PKBS hanya diterajui oleh warga Malaysia berketurunan Bugis dan bukannya PTI dan PKBS tidak pernah mengeluarkan walau sekeping kad pengenalan projek kepada sebarang pihak. PKBS kini telah dibubarkan.

Bagaimanapun pemimpin rakus di dalam Umno Sabah, Ghaffar Baba, Musa Aman, Yahya Hussin, Samsul Alang dan sebagainya telah memperdaya Andy Bandy Pilu dan seluruh warga Indonesia yang berada di Sabah agar mendaftar sebagai ahli dan tidak mengetahui mereka sebenarnya akan menjadi ’kambing korban’ sebagai jamuan utama kenduri Umno merampas kuasa daripada PBS.Mungkin tidak keterlaluan jika dikatakan bahawa Bugis PTI ’tidak bersalah’ kerana menjadi mangsa ’liwat’ Musa Aman.

Kad pengenalan mereka dikeluarkan oleh Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara yang terletak di bawah potfolio Perdana Menteri!Kini, Musa Aman melancarkan semula gerakan merekrut PTI sebagai ahli dan pengundi dan siapakah yang menjadi mangsa kali ini? PKBS sudah lama berkubur. Mahu tidak mahu, Musa terpaksa menggunakan Umno kerana sukar untuk mendapat rakan kongsi yang bestari!

Friday, 26 September 2014


Info yang perlu anda tahu... Pada peringkat permulaan pergerakan SSKM, ia adalah dalam bentuk tertutup. Selepas itu bergerak kepada perjumpaan kecil-kecilan di semua tempat Negara Sabah, Negara Sarawak termasuklah di malaya.

Perjumpaan kecil-kecilan SSKM dikenali sebagai "Lepak-lepak SSKM" dan berkembang menjadi besar. Pernah dicadangkan untuk ditukar nama daripada "Lepak-lepak SSKM" kepada "Bornean Gathering (BorGa)". 

Namun, apa jua nama panggilannya, perjumpaan dengan rakyat Negara Sabah dan rakyat Negara Sarawak tetap diteruskan malah semakin hari semakin rancak sehinggalah sentimen "Sabah For Sabahan" dan "Sarawak For Sarawakian" muncul semula dan menjadi hangat dan tersangat hangat sekali. 

Pemimpin Malaya termasuk barua malaya di Negara Sabah telah menghentam Pejuang Nasionalis Sabahan yang melaungkan slogan "Sabah For Sabahan" tetapi telah dihentam balik dan dipatahkan oleh Pejuang Nasionalis Bangsa Negara Sarawak dengan kenyataan "Kalau bukan Sabah For Sabahan, takkan Sabah For malaya atau PTI?". 

Semangat Sarawak For Sarawakian semakin hangat dan kuat kerana kesedaran sejarah dikalangan Generasi Muda Negara Sarawak. Buktinya, penyertaan mereka dapat dilihat melalui penganjuran Hari Kemerdekaan Negara Sarawak pada 22 Julai 2014 telah mendapat sambutan yang sangat HANGAT dan telah menggerunkan malaya untuk terpaksa tunduk kepada Kebangkitan Generasi Muda Negara Sarawak yang mana dikuatkan lagi oleh sokongan pemimpin-pemimpin Nasionalis Negara Sarawak yang berada di barisan Kerajaan mahupun di barisan pembangkang yang menyokong atas kapasiti individu dan tidak mewakili parti politik mereka.

Demikian juga perkara yang sama berlaku di Negara Sabah. Aktiviti Kemerdekaan Negara Sabah telah disambut dengan cara yang sangat unik dan berjaya melakar sejarah baru untuk rujukan dan tatapan generasi masa depan. Ini kerana aktiviti Kemerdekaan dilakukan melalui satu aktiviti yang dipanggil "Ekspedisi Sabah Merdeka Day". Ia disambut oleh semua rakyat Negara Sabah yang berada di tanah air mahupun di luar negara (Negara Sarawak, Negara malaya, Negara Singapura, Negara Taiwan, Eropah-UK). Pada masa yang sama juga, Forum Awam yang memberikan kesedaran telah dianjurkan di kedua-dua negara, Sabah dan Sarawak. Dan yang lebih mengkagumkan, Forum Kesedaran juga telah diadakan di malaya. Ini telah memberi impak kesedaran yang sangat besar sekali.

Dan sebaik sahaja semua aktiviti ini selesai, kerajaan telah dengan rasminya memperkenalkan SSKM kepada satu Dunia melalui media rasminya. Ia sebenarnya merupakan satu Penghormatan kepada pihak SSKM untuk berada di kaca TV dan juga disemua surat khabar pada halaman utama muka surat.

Adakah ia menakutkan SSKM?

Ia sebenarnya membuatkan pihak SSKM berasa sangat teruja dan gembira kerana perjuangan SSKM telah mendapat pengiktirafan daripada semua pihak dengan pelbagai gelaran dan tuduhan.

Dan yang lebih membanggakan lagi apabila perdana menteri malaya, ketua polis negara serta kumpulan barisan bn-umno termasuk barisan pr turut serta memberi pengiktirafan melalui media sosial mereka masing-masing.

Siapakah Pencabar/Pihak Lawan Utama SSKM?

Sudah tentu Pencabar/Pihak Lawan SSKM adalah Kerajaan persekutuan tanah melayu (malaya) yang telah menyamar menjadi kerajaan persekutuan malaysia. Maka, orang perseorangan, ngo-ngo yang kecil-kecil yang menjadi suruhan bn-umno-pr sebenarnya bukan lawan sebenar SSKM. Dalam erti kata lain, mereka tidak layak dan tidak setaraf dengan level SSKM.

Cakap besar?

Itu Hak anda untuk sendiri menilai.

Maka dengan itu, pihak SSKM akan menyebarkan secara langsung kepada semua rakyat Bangsa Negara Sabah dan Bangsa Negara Sarawak melalui media sosial SSKM tanpa perlu berselindung lagi. Justeru, pihak SSKM menjemput anda semua untuk menyertai perjuangan ini dengan menyebarkan kesedaran Sejarah berfakta serta Hak-hak yang MESTI DITUNTUT dengan bijaksana melalui saluran Demokrasi dan Bertemadun.

Bukan melalui keganasan, rusuhan, demonstrasi atau apa-apa perbuatan yang mengancam nyawa mahupun keamanan yang bersifat fizikal tetapi perjuangan ini melalui hanya dengan sebatang Pen.

Pen lebih berkesan daripada Peluru.

Petisyen, memorendum dan Referendum merupakan saluran Demokrasi yang diiktiraf oleh Dunia dan ia merupakan pilihan tepat dalam Perjuangan SSKM.

Oleh itu, kenyataan seperti berlaku perang, pertumpahan darah, rusuhan dan sebagainya itu tidak akan berlaku. Walau bagaimanapun, jikalau ia berlaku, ia semestinya didalangi oleh bn-umno termasuklah pr kerana mereka tergugat dan terancam. Ini kerana agenda malaya bakal terkubur dan penjajahan bakal berakhir selamanya di bumi Borneo ini.

Oleh itu, mohon semua untuk sebarkan kesedaran ini kepada semua rakyat Bangsa Negara Sabah dan Bangsa Negara Sarawak untuk tidak terpengaruh dengan mana-mana cubaan yang menggunakan sentimen perkauman dan agama untuk menjejaskan perjuangan SSKM. Ini kerana perjuangan SSKM melangkaui soal agama mahupun perkauman.


Pergo Et Perago - Dum Spiro Spero

Damage to Sabah irreversible

KOTA KINABALU: Bingkor Assemblyman Jeffrey Kitingan said Putrajaya was refusing to accept the reality that Sabah lost more than it gained from the Federation of Malaysia and that the damage done was almost irreversible.

Kitingan said Brunei and Singapore were examples for Sabah and Sarawak to move forward.

“It is as though Sabah has never had it so good or any better and that if the state had not joined Malaysia there would be no progress and development, ” said Kitingan, who is also the Star Sabah Chief.

He said these arguments were weak because Sabah was now the second poorest in the Federation, relegating Sarawak to being the poorest.

He also took exception to statements that an independent Sabah would be eaten up by its neighbours or infiltrated by Islamic State (IS) militants bent on taking over the state and creating an Islamic caliphate.

“Putrajaya is in a state of denial. They just refuse to accept the stark reality that Sabah lost more than it gained from the Federation of Malaysia,” he said.

Kitingan said the damage suffered by Sabah and Sabahans was almost irreversible and probably beyond repair.

“The demography has been totally changed with population re-engineering and reverse ethnic-cleansing through Project IC/Mahathir.

“We have lost our political franchise to the illegals on the electoral rolls.

“Is it any wonder that the MNLF and Abu Sayyaf in the southern Philippines are supporting IS militants when our own Prime Minister has called for Umno members to follow the example of the IS militants?” he asked.

Kitingan said the security nightmare in Sabah was a monster created by the Federal government’s covert operations in southern Philippines to train and arm Muslim insurgents, including the MNLF and Abu Sayyaf.

He said all this would be evident if the Royal Commission of Inquiry report was released.

He added that the Federal government could not be trusted with the security of Sabah.

Sabah and Sarawak, better together in Malaysia?

Last Thursday, Scotland voted by a clear margin 55.3% to 44.7% in her independence referendum to affirm the unionists’ vision: Scotland and the rest of the UK are “better together”.

If given a choice, will Sabah and Sarawak say the same, “we and Malaya are better together”?

To me, that perhaps explains the paranoia of some Malayan politicians amid the growing cries for separatism and independence, or even just autonomy, from the other shore of South China Sea.

These politicians simply do not have the confidence that Sabahans and Sarawakians will think they have a better future within Malaysia than if they leave. Perhaps these politicians themselves don’t believe in that possibility.

Marriage – partnership or ownership?

This goes back to a fundamental question: what is a political union, or analogously, a marriage? Is it a partnership of equals, or the ownership of properties?

For some, marriage means a claim of property right on the other party – I own you. You are mine.

Following this logic, marriage is sacred, or more precisely, divorce is a one-way street. I can dump you, I can pass you to another master, but you can never dump me.

And if you dare to talk about divorce, you get grounded or whacked. And no neighbour or stranger should try to stop me from beating you up, because this is our internal affairs.

A civilised alternative to this “ownership” view is “partnership”. We are together because we love each other or we gain from being together. I don’t own you and you don’t own me.

If either of us wants divorce, we should discuss about the future arrangement. We may choose to keep the marriage with a better deal or we may part amicably and sort out how to divide what we have.

I cannot beat you up to force you to stay. Neither can you threaten me with violence to agree to divorce on your terms. Breaking up may be a messy business but violence is not an option to get one’s way.

The seditious idea of self-determination

In the past for almost all countries and it is still the case for many now, the government owns the territories and populations.

The government may cede territory and population to another country but the people can never ask to break away with any territory, either to be independent or join another country.

Because separatism is a cardinal sin, silencing, jailing, torturing and killing separatists are legitimate, in the name of defending “national sovereignty” and “territorial integrity”.

Opposite to the supremacy of national sovereignty is the idea of “self-determination”. Simply put, people should be free to decide whether to be part of a country. Put simply, people have the right of divorce.

In a sense, it “rationalises” international border by forcing governments to keep their population happy.

A country’s territories should be held together only when people living in those territories love each other or benefit from living with each other. If a territory finds itself short-changed by the country it is a part of, it can ask to leave.

Promoted by American president Woodrow Wilson and becoming popular after World War 1, “self-determination” is a deeply seditious idea.

It justified the post-war anti-colonial struggles in many Asian and African territories against their European colonial masters, who ruled to exploit.

What annoys many of these post-colonial countries is that this idea is “colour-blind”.

If Asians or Africans could ask to break away from some European colonial empires on free will, why can’t they do the same from the post-colonial states, even though the new rulers may be of the same colour or creed? Does having the same ancestry or faith make exploitation or tyranny more acceptable?

For example, what moral high ground did Pakistan (then backed by the United States and China) have to keep Bangladesh as its eastern province after committing the worst genocides – including massive rapes – post-World War 2, which claimed some 300,000 to three million lives?

Western imperialist conspiracy?

Some would like to believe that separatism is the evil plot of the US and the West to undermine their rivals and opponents and to restore their imperialist control. 

Well, the disintegration of Soviet Union into Russia and 14 smaller independent countries in 1990-1991 could be seen as the greatest separatist operation in history.

A founder of the Non-Aligned Movement, Yugoslavia was broken up into seven states in a long, messy and bloody process from 1991-2008.

Nationalists in China are accusing that the West try to break up China in similar manner by supporting separatism/independence of Tibet, Xinjiang and Taiwan and democracy in Hong Kong.

Two facts stand against this propaganda. Russia is perhaps now the largest and most powerful backer of separatists, all armed to the teeth – not only the jet-shooting rebels in eastern Ukraine, but also the regional warlords in Georgia and Moldavia. More importantly, the West is not spared from the challenge of separatism.

Scotland’s “no” to independence from UK was such a relief to many European countries, from Spain, Belgium, Italy  to even France because they have their separatists, too. And despite Scotland’s no, Spain’s Catalonia is now pushing for her own independence referendum.

Competing visions for the future

What is interesting is that the West has found a way – though no guarantee of permanent success – to contain peacefully separatism.

It is not nationalist brain-washing or fabrication of history to create a false sense of common past, but offering a more attractive vision of common future than independent but smaller statehood.

In Scotland’s referendum, possibility and timeline of European Union (EU) membership was a key factor because no Scottish separatists want complete independence even from Brussels.

The European integration project itself in fact is the opposite trend to European separatisms. Until a few years ago, former communist countries in Eastern Europe were keenly lining up to surrender part of their sovereignty to join the club which then promised prosperity.

Separatism is also contained by simply loosening up the existent nation-states. The best example would be Belgium, where some of the more affluent Dutch-speaking population in the north (Flemish) want to ditch their poorer Francophone counterpart in the south (Walloon).

After six rounds of political reforms from 1970 to 2012, the unitary state of Belgium is now innovatively transformed into a federation with not only three regional governments (Flemish, Walloon, Brussels), but also in parallel two community governments (Flemish, Walloon).

Outside of Europe, Canada similarly embarked decentralisation and embraced bilingualism to woo the French-speaking Quebec. The province voted “no” in their independence referendum twice – by 60% in 1980 and narrowly by 51% in 1995 – and the Quebec separatist movement is now at its low point.

Now, with Scotland staying on, UK is virtually federalised as per former prime minister Gordon Brown’s proposed solution to make possible “better together”. 

The talk of devolution now even spreads to the south of the Anglo-Scot border.

‘You are mine’ or ‘better together’?

The success of Belgium, Canada and Scotland in peacefully fending off separatist demand tells us that a marriage can be held together by giving each other more space rather than battering the alienated partner.

It is also important to note that when a nation’s future can be decided peacefully, it is the future that matters, not the past.

The Scots did not vote “no” because there was not enough movies like Braveheart or Rob Roy to tell them their ancestors’ plight under the English domination. They did so in the knowledge that Scotland was already free when they got to cast their vote to decide their future.

The referendum, therefore, did not free just Scotland, but also the UK. The UK has become stronger because – whatever one may say about its past – it is now a marriage of freewill.

This is where we can draw the lesson for Malaysia. Many Sarawakians and Sabahans are questioning the legitimacy of Malaysia, even calling September 16 “the Occupation Day”, on the ground that Malaysia was forced into being by the British, Malayan and Singaporean governments.

There was never a referendum to seek the population’s consent.

What will hold or change Malaysia’s international boundary is however not our past, not how this country came into being in 1963, but our future, whether we can be “better together”.

“Bornean separatism” is very much a response to “Malayan imperialism” – the perception or feeling that many Malayans consciously or subconsciously hold that Sabah and Sarawak are “ours”, fuelled by the distorted view that Malaysia is the successor of the Malaccan Sultanate, rather than British Southeast Asia.

To bury “Bornean separatism”, we must first bury “Malayan imperialism”.

Stop thinking that “you are mine”. Start thinking how we can be “better together”.

It’s partnership, not ownership. – September 25, 2014.

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