Archive for April, 2011


This is message from My Hero Tok Guru Nik Aziz to All Sarawakians to vote for Pakatan Rakyat tomorrow!

For once, Sarawakians must do themselves a favor. Give yourselves a chance. Taib Mahmud and his gang of thieves had 30 years to rob Sarawak dry. Now Sarawakians have this one chance to change things. This is the chance to regain dignity and pride as a decent human being. Give yourselves the chance to determine your own destiny. Show Barisan National at the very least, show you matter. Throw out corruption. Throw out incompetence. Throw out a lifetime of neglect. Reject Taib Mahmud and the BN. Give your children and grandchildren the chance. Say it’s enough. You gave Taib Mahmud 30 years of chance. He has taken everything. Enough is Enough!

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This is the Statutory Declaration of Raja Petra which is spinning big time by our mainstream papers. So now you know how we have been taken for wild rides by our mainstream media over the years.

Raja Petra’s purpose for doing the Statutory Declaration was to get the cops to gather information from those people mentioned in the SD in regards to the murder of Altantuya Shaaribuu.

Sad but true, there was no investigation by the police and none of those people mentioned in the SD were questioned.

Where is the truth, if the cops didn’t do a proper investigation over this Statutory Declaration?

See above, Raja Petra’s doctored interview with TV3 which is the hottest news in Malaysia overtaking the Sarawak state elections, which is centered on his SD, in which he claimed he was reliably informed by his informer that Najib’s wife Rosmah Mansor was at the scene of the crime, witnessing the blasting of Altantuya’s body. In this interview, Raja Petra claims that he not yet believe the story as it sounds incredible and he wants the authorities to investigate.

Raja Petra is a MASTER STRATEGIST, he has resurrected the Altantuya story all over again. What a move!

And hear from the man himself what he has to say about the whole thing, about allowing himself to be taken for spin by TV3 and the Malaysian mainstream papers:

Raja Petra Kamarudin April 14 at 10:04pm

Q1: Why make the revelation now, why didn’t you correct the media reports soon after your SD came out two years ago?

Actually the SD was signed 3 years ago, not 2 years ago. And it was published the very next day and I was arrested and charged almost immediately.

I have been writing article upon article over the last 3 years saying that I did not make any allegation about Rosmah Mansor and the two Lt Kols husband and wife. What I said was that an informer had informed me about the matter. By the way, have you read my SD yet? I would suspect not, as many who comment do so without reading it. That is why you said 2 years instead of 3. Or else you would have known it was signed in June 2008.

Anyway, is it my job to correct what the mainstream media intentionally distorts? And did anyone from the mainstream media talk to me? Most of the mainstream media actually covered my trials but still they misreported the whole thing.

Are you saying I am to blame for the misdeeds and malicious acts of others? Their job is to whack me and that is what they did. Now, after 3 years of getting whacked, I am whacking back. Is this not my right?

Anyway, the interview was done 2 months ago, not now. People ask me why now, just before the Sarawak elections?

2 months ago there was no confirmation of the Sarawak elections. So when do I do it? After the Sarawak elections? Then, after the Sarawak elections, people will say why now, just before the 13th GE? So I wait until after the 13th GE and people will still ask, why now, just before a by-election?

So when should I do it? After Malaysia bans elections?

Q2: Can you comment on Din Merican’s denial that he was involved in the attempt to discredit Rosmah and Najib?

Did I say he was involved? I just asked him to check with Anwar Ibrahim the background of Lt Kol Azmi Zainal Abidin and that was what he did. And he admitted this in his Blog posting. So what is the issue? Why accuse me of something I did not do?

Q3: Aside from your Statutory Declaration, do you have any proof of the involvement of the people you mentioned in the attempt to discredit Najib and Rosmah?

What do you mean by proof? Video recordings of them in towels in a hotel room? Define ‘proof’. Anwar was convicted and sentenced to 15 years jail in 1999 based on testimony. Testimony is proof and that was good enough to sentence Anwar to 15 years jail. My testimony is even better. It is in the form of an SD.

Q4: Now talks on the ground is that your sudden revelation is because you want to return to Malaysia. Your comment?

Talks on the ground is that Najib was caught kalwat in a Port Dickson hotel room. Do you want to ask Najib this? Who cares about talks on the ground? If the government says I am welcome back in Malaysia and I tell the government to go to hell because I love it in the country of my birth what then are you going to say?

And what ‘sudden revelation’? Have you not heard what I said? I have been repeating this again and again over the last 3 years. What’s so sudden about saying the same thing over 3 years? You mean I kept silent the last 3 years and only today I am talking?

Q5: You have also been accused of shifting attention from the Sarawak election with your latest allegation. Your thoughts.

Shifting attention? You really must improve your communication skills because I don’t understand what you mean. I have also been accused of going to church every Sunday and that my wife and I have left Islam to become Catholics.

Do you really think I care what they say? My interview was done before the announcement of the Sarawak elections. Maybe they held the Sarawak elections to shift attention from my interview since my interview came first.

Q6: Where does your loyalty lie now that you have turned the tables against Anwar and the opposition front?

You must be smoking something. Let me know what it is so that I can get some. My loyalty from Day One was always with the rakyat: dulu, kini dan selama-lamanya. Now, which part of the word rakyat don’t you understand?

Raja Petra Kamarudin
Malaysia Today


Online news blog Sarawak Report, which has been disclosing revelations on Chief Minister Taib Mahmud’s extensive business empire and unexplainable wealth running into billions of US dollars, has come under massive attack.

According to Sarawak Report owner Clare Rewcastle Brown, the site has been experiencing interrruptions over the past week “which culminated in concerted attack yesterday in the UK and then going fullblown and global overnight”.

“Our web experts say it is a Distributed Denial of Service Attack (DDOS) , the same form of attack that brought down WikiLeaks.

“They use robots to shoot bits of software to flood the server,” said Rewcastle in an email to FMT.

She blames Barisan Nasional for the attacks on her site.

She said it appeared that BN has suddenly realised the growing spread of information about corruption in Sarwak.

“We regard it as the latest of a series of highly inept and dishonest attempts to undermine our website.

“Clearly BN do not find themselves in a position to answer our findings and arguments, so they have taken the cheat route instead.

“Their methods of attacking us have all be very expensive, but highly counter-productive and have caused them to look pretty foolish in the process.

“They can’t seem to control the internet anymore. With the election campaign underway, Taib can’t seem to explain his wealth anymore,” she said.

Different counter attacks

She said BN had tried different ways of counter-attacking Sarawak Report.

“First they tried to out-number us with 30 or so look alike sites, all praising Taib Mahmud. Then they tried to ‘piggy-back’ us with a sound alike site with an almost identical name!

“Next they started posting paid ads for their site at the top of the google search page for Sarawak Report.

“By this time we had a loyal readership and they still made no impact at all.

“So, now the ultimate cheat. They have thrown more money into an attempt to knock us out altogether,” she said.

She added that all latest articles will now be posted in Sarawak Report’s Facebook until the site is back up.

New article on BN’s cyber war

In line with that, Rewcastle has put out a new article on the ‘BN’s cyber war’

According to new report, there have been dozens of new sites which have popped up under the control of PBB Youth Information leader, Abdul Aziz Adenan Satem, who is the son of Adenan Satem, Taib’s PBB Information Chief. He is also Taib’s nephew.

The report continues to state:

“All these sites are just like the Borneo Post and are by definition as boring as hell with the finger-prints of BN propaganda over every line. But, Abdul Aziz’s biggest and proudest effort has been a site called Sarawak Reports.

As they say ‘imitation is the sincerest form of flattery’, so of course we all know that this means that young Abdul regards our site to be a massive success and he wants others to come to his site thinking they are visiting ours.

This attempt to ‘piggy-back’ our site is in fact a well-known tactic by cheat marketing outfits. Such people hope that a person, looking for say a washing machine, will Google for a reputable site and end up by mistake purchasing from the dodgy replica site instead.

In a crass attempt to disguise their involvement in the site, they have hosted it through an outfit in the USA, run by a fellow called Todd Ash of Easy Internet Marketing in Scottsdale, Arizona.

His own advertising tells you all you need to know about Todd Ash, who likes to call himself “billionaire” and aggressively threatens any critics of his various get rich quick schemes, which range from using water as petrol to chain marketing ventures.”

Sarawak Report’s latest article can be accessed at http://www.facebook.com/sarawakreport.


This is a SECRET email sent to Sarawak Civil Service urging Sarawakians in the civil service to cast aside their fears and to vote out Barisan Natioanal.

Dear Fellow Sarawakians in the Civil Service,

For far too long we have been intimidated by Taib, his ministers, and his appointed heads of departments.

We have been fearful that our votes can be traced and discovered and we will be transferred to the Penan kampungs in ulu Belaga and ulu Baram, ulu Lawas to Baru Bian’s kampung, ulu Balleh to James Jimut’s longhouse, to ulu Pakan to William Mawan’s longhouse (but please don’t send me to Betong – I can’t stand Jabu’s stench).

But, even if our votes can be traced, if everyone of us votes for change, how can Taib and his Chief Minister’s Office transfer all of us? There won’t be enough office space in all of our rural offices.

Imagine what would happen if just a fraction of us are transferred?

The whole Sarawak Civil Service with all our spouses, children, brothers, sisters, uncles, relatives and friends will rise up and vote out our deeply hated Barisan National ministers and their cronies.

If that happens, the whole country will rise and vote out Barisan National in the next General Election and a new government will be formed. The whole country is now looking forward to our beloved Sarawak and hope we will vote at least one third of our opposition representatives into Council Negeri. Then it will send a shock to Najib and his cronies.

Look at the photos which I took last night in Premier 101. Just look at the crowd. It has never happened before.

I happened to be there for dinner. People just drifted in and stayed on to listen to the electrifying speeches. I went home to take my camera to record the event, and later found that the whole makan place between Delizze and Choice Premier to the Best Corner was packed.

This was only last night in Kuching and there will be more rallies tonight and on and on until the eve of election. Imagine what will happen if this is also repeated in Sibu, Miri and Sarikei, and Bintulu?

So, dear fellow oppressed colleagues in the Civil Service – do what the Chinese ancestors did by chasing out the deeply hated and feared Mongolians. It was the reason Chinese everywhere celebrate the Moon Cake Festival, which is only one of a few festivals not related to belief or myths. They managed to chase out the all powerful Mongolians when someone thought of this: put a note in a cake asking everybody who received the note to rise together to chase out the Mongolian soldiers on that full moon night. Each one who received the cake was asked to do the same: write a note, bake a cake and send to a close relative. Eventually the whole of China received the note. On that appointed night, everyone went out and chased the Mongolians away. That’s why the Chinese spend enormous sums of money to buy moon cakes and give them to their close relatives.

We don’t need to bake a cake and give it to our relatives with such a note. Today, we can repeat history by email. The Tunisians and Egyptians did that just two months ago.

Do like me: create a new anonymous account under yahoo.com, gmail.com, hotmail.com and so on.

Send this message to all your contacts through a bcc. By bcc, no one will know who you are, and no one knows who else has been sent that email. Then continue to email your feelings and join campaigns and prayer rallies. Take photos and send them around. When you take photos of rallies, use small resolution so that you can send by email easily.

In this way, it will spread to everybody who has an email. He or she will talk about it and soon the whole of Sarawak will rise up in boldness.

As a very senior staff member with access to sarawakgov.net address, I am also sending this message to many of our fellow senior government servants (but I won’t send to our former SS, Taib’s yes man – wilsonbd@sarawaknet.gov.my This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

Nobody knows who sent this and nobody knows who has received it. Keep quiet for a few days and this movement cannot be stopped anymore. Eventually, this email will reach many many people.

Do not be intimidated. Taib will go into the annals of Hosni Mubarrak and Ferdinand Marcos who were packed off by People’s Power.


After watching this video and if Sarawakians still continue to vote for Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmud and his plundering, corrupt Government which has raped Sarawak over and over again for 40 long years, I don’t know what to say!

Taib Mahmud has been Chief Minister, Finance Minister and State Planning and Resources Minister of Sarawak since 1981, and he has allowed logging of hundreds of thousands of hectares of tropical rainforest and marginalized the natives. He singlehandedly did this. From a state rich in oil and timber, Sarawak has become the poorest, the poverty level in Sarawak is one of the highest in the country. How can this be when Sarawak is so rich in natural resources?

It is time for Sarawakians to take their destiny into their own hands and work toward their own self-determination. It is time for Sarawakians to reclaim their rights and interests intended by the 18-point agreement when Sarawak joined the Federation of Malaya, Sabah and Singapore in 1963. Sarawak and Sabah should not merely be two of the 13 states of Malaysia.

I call on Sarawakians to seize the moment and do what has to be done in this 2011 Sarawak State elections.

Self-determination for Sarawak! Vote out the exploiters! Oust the autocrats! Kick Taib Mahmud out once and for all!


Malaysia is looking at Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman. Will he take the reins that history has graciously given him to change the future of one of the most poorest state in Malaysia? Some analyst have conducted polls on the popularity of states run by Barisan National state governments and Musa Aman is one of the best. If he wants a place in the history of Malaysis’s fractured politics, he can bid for it. But it is not going to be easy.

One cannot help feeling tickled with the poll predictions that the media toyed with before the results of the Batu Sapi Parliamentary elections came pouring in. Most of them were far off the mark. Sometimes, the media would do well to look into the mirror and accept how poorly prepared it is. Even in Sabah where the majority is illiterate, unemployed and poor, voters can vote for change and hold out a candle of hope for democracy. The golden rule in old-fashioned journalism of yesteryear’s was that if a journalist had his ear to the ground, he would hear the tremors. But in the age of Google and Facebook, the way most journalists get information has changed.

More than anything else, the Batu Sapi Parliamentary election screams at journalists asking them to see beyond stereotyped valuations of sociology, race prejudices and ideology. Politics can often teach us simple truths about how truth is what someone somewhere wants to hide and the rest is all advertising. But journalists went around quoting Anwar Ibrahim and Taiko Yong Teck Lee and pretended it to be analysis. After all, both had mastered the art of offering unsolicited election arithmetic in the last twenty years.

Taiko Yong Teck Lee, the rich kid from Lahad Datu who kept talking of how he was just a lawyer, learnt new lessons when the results came pouring in. He could not use “Sabah for Sabahan” battle cry anymore to win elections as the poor wanted change. They wanted development, roads, schools, employment, law and order. Taiko Yong Teck Lee gave them none of these when he was Chief Minister. The investment that he started with his buddy Datuk Ambrose Lee for Sabahans – ‘Saham Amanah Sabah’ or SAS – got him into international headlines as he advertised himself as so caring for the needs of Sabahans, has been in shambles. Once the ink dried on the headlines, he was not bothered, the shares became worthless papers. When he was out as Chief Minister because of the rotation, he was out because of the Likas Election Petition, foisted his friend, Tham Nyip Shen, within minutes. There are many miracles in Sabah politics, but this had no parallel.

There is no politician in Sabah who used the media like Taiko Yong Teck Lee did. With his typical buffoonery, he attracted both the print and electronic media who ate out of his hands. His shirt, his “stylized” hair cut, his sideburns, his deliberate regional accent, all were lapped up. His rustic jokes and pranks were blown up by the media showing him up to be a lovable people’s leader. The media almost showed him as a social engineer whose only passion was social justice for Sabahans.

But, fifteen years down the road, the state of Sabah was appalling, until Musa aman came into the picture when he was Sworn-In As Sabah’s 13th Chief Minister 27 Mar 2003. It is the poor who have no say while the rich and the politically connected, run a diktat. So do illegals who have gotten Malaysian identity cards compliments to Mahathir, criminals, timber thieves, gangsters and political touts. Sabah’s per capita GDP in 2009 was just RM. 14830 when it is RM. 29569 for Penang. Musa needs to do all he can to get the Federal Government to give him more funds. He will have to reform public administration and insulate the bureaucracy political interference. Only then will he be able to insulate himself from daily governance and concentrate on the larger picture of salvaging his state from the depths it had fallen since joining Malaya, Singapore and Sarawak in 1963.

It is certainly not going to be a cakewalk for Musa Aman. Today, he heads one of the most poorest states of Malaysia that is caught in a whirlpool of political depravity. The state had crumbled before he took over, even Yayasan Sabah could not pay wages to its staff, quasi government bodies like KPD and SLDB were milked dry by top officers. Kidnappings for ransom continued in the east-cost around the seas in Semporna by Abu Sayafs. But after Musa Aman took over the state everything changed, its better now a world of difference. Even the annual real per capita income of Sabah of RM 14000 is about halve of the national average of RM 22000 and its improving.

It is not that Kuala Lumpur ignored the reality of Sabah. There were reports, but not enough. Unless KL politicians travel and live in the interior with the natives, there will only be superficial reports that are basically hearsay of planted stories by vested interests.

Musa Aman’s assurance that he will change the focus in Sabah from politics to economics and development, is heart warming to say the least. He has raised millions of hopes not only in Kota Kinabalu but every corner of Sabah since 2003. He will now have to work against all odds to get to change the way we all see and feel about Sabah.

What the voters in Sabah were looking for is governance. Voters told themselves that it was pointless to waste their votes on anyone or any party that would not give them anything in return. So they voted for change. It is now pointless for political pundits to sit in air-conditioned office and proclaim that the phantom voters and illegals was responsible. Or some ridiculous analysis. We must accept this truth.

And that is the greatest hope for Sabah. The Batu Sapi Parliamentary elections showed us what the poorest of the poor could do when in an election booth. They wanted Musa assurance not so much the PBS which was contesting the seat.The electorate was actually desperate and wanted someone who would rescue them from a present, which seemed to be heading towards a bleak future. They no more wanted to be a part of a failed state. I remember how on one of my visits to shoot news stories in Sekong, I had my cab driver telling me to pack up early as he would not drive at night as the night belonged to the illegals. The bridge I was walking was falling apart.The clinic had no medicines and patients were lucky if they had doctors attending to them. But hundreds of poor people were being transported for a rally in Sandakan. The visual of a poor emaciated woman trying to pick up plastic bottles strewn in a ground after the “ceramah” haunts me as if I saw it yesterday.

I had interviewed Late Pitting Ali just outside his sprawling house and he asked me counter questions to every question asked. There was arrogance in his voice as he mocked every question that came from the feeling that an illiterate and poor populace would never have the courage to stand up and show him the door. Typical USNO mentality.

Musa now has to put the fear of law into those who thought it was land that was created for illegals. He will have to inspire the bureaucracy that has been numbed by years by the Federal. They have to be allowed to get back their self-esteem and pride in building a state and infusing it with their commitment and vision. He will have to seduce industrialists into investing and that is not going to be easy either but so far he has done a fantastic job. There is just too much of cynicism. He will have to sweep in literacy although its in the hands of the federal, as that is one great hope for Sabah. It is just that it will take a decade for the results to show and its showing. Development indices have to start climbing the graph which is climbing from the time he took over, glad to say that.

Musa has to learn how to humor the coalition. The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) is silently waiting in the wings. It is desperate for more power in the state as it wants to pull Musa down. It knows that its base in the state is slowly eroding and openly criticizing the Chief Minister, stating they did not have confidence in and cannot work with the State leadership. Its president Datuk Liew Vui Keong openly criticized Chief Minister Musa Aman when Liew said that Musa is obliged to look after the interest of Barisan Nasional component parties in exercising his prerogative power, as though Musa does not know this. Liew knows that Musa, as the BN chairman and Chief Minister had the prerogative to chose who he wanted to appoint into his cabinet but Liew ignores this fact because of his dissatisfaction following the appointment of my good friend PBS deputy president Datuk Dr Yee Moh Chai as the deputy chief minister on March 23. Sure this appointment paved the way for PBS to have two deputy chief ministers in the cabinet, but what else can Musa do, these two were the best, Pairin and Dr Yee. Desperate for tasting power, LDP will want its own agenda addressed and it might not go well with Musa’s plans to run the state. If Musa is not careful, sooner or later, the LDP in its typical style will try to dominate the bureaucracy and other potent centers of power and undermine his leadership in the state.

Musa can look towards Penang chief minister, Lim Guan Eng, who is rapidly changing the face of Penang bringing in investment, creating employment, infrastructure and also working on improving the poor development indices. Guan Eng never even seemed like a politician when he took reins over the state and critics said that he was lucky that his father, Lim Kit Siang, was there for him. But the son has done far better than the father ever did though he was such a seasoned leader and politician.

Musa knows that he carries a heavy weight on his shoulders. He has to tame a bureaucracy that has forgotten how to work. He has to bring in fiscal discipline. He has to take unpopular decisions. He has to be tough in implementing law and order. He has been in power for many years now, and the honeymoon period with the electorate is over. Now, it is time to act with courage and determination.

And with courage and determination he manage to talk to Premier Najib to scrap the plans to build a coal-fired power plant near a Borneo wildlife reserve, a move environmentalists praised as a landmark effort to curtail projects that threaten rain forests sheltering endangered animals. Musa Aman, announced that the federal government had decided not to construct the 300-megawatt coal plant, which many feared would be a major source of pollution.

If not for Musa, the RM 1.7 billion ringgit plant would have been built on the site of an oil palm plantation, about 12 miles from the Tabin Wildlife Reserve, home to Borneo pygmy elephants, rhinoceros and orangutans.

Musa knows very well that Sabah needs to increase its power supply to meet the increasing development, but he also knows that the state cannot afford to put its natural environment at risk. Now he has to seek other ways to fulfill Sabah’s energy demand, which is expected to increase by up to 8 percent annually.

There could be a new dawn in Sabah. Musa has got a chance in a lifetime. If he loses this, history will never forgive him.